9 first-year Bulldogs 2016 started 6 of whom are freshmen while 16 freshmen played in games and 3 were redshirted by Kirby.

KIRBY’S 1ST FRESHMEN CLASS 2016 :

  1. -0- STARTS 11 games played-in Brian Herrien # 19 best running back in the nation a bruiser with 4.45 speed in the 40-yard dash with 44″ vertical leap DUAL-THREAT
  2. 11 STARTS 12 games played-in # 2 Quarterback in the Nation Jake Eason.
  3. 4 STARTS 12 games played-in # 1 Tight End in the Nation Isaac Nauta.
  4. 6 STARTS 12 games played-in # 7 Defensive Tackle in the Nation Julian Rochester McEachern High School.
  5. REDSHIRTED CURIOUSLY # 7 Offensive Guard in the Nation Ben Cleveland Stephens County High.
  6. -0- STARTS 11 games played-in # 28 Wide Receiver in the Nation Riley Ridley
  7. -0- STARTS 11 games played-in # 36 Cornerback in the Nation Tyrique McGhee Peach County
  8. REDSHIRTED # 17 Defensive End in the Nation. Chauncey Manac Clinch County
  9. REDSHIRTED # 19 Offensive Guard in the Nation. Chris Barnes Lee County..
  10. 9 STARTS 9 games played-in as our Starting Punter the first 9 games injured dislocated kneecap surgery. # 10 Punter in the Nation Marshall Long China Grove North Carolina.
  11. 2 STARTS 11 games played-in # 5 Best Athlete in the Nation. Charlie Woerner. Rabun County
  12. -0- STARTS 10 games played-in # 1 Athlete in the Nation Mecole Hardman Jr 2-Way Player & Special Teams Elbert County
  13. -0- STARTS 5 games played-in # 12 Running Back in the Nation Elijah Holyfield. Woodward
  14. -0- STARTS 1 game played-in RIPPED REDSHIRT OFF GAME 3 for one single solitary play ONLY. # 40 Offensive Guard in the Nation Solomon Kindley. Jacksonville Florida
  15. -0- STARTS 7 games played-in # 21 Defensive Tackle in the Nation Michail Carter. Jackson High
  16. -0- STARTS 5 games played-in # 40 Wide Receiver in the Nation Tyler Simmons stolen from Alabama McEachern
  17. 4 STARTS 11 games played-in # 41 Defensive End in the Nation David Marshall Upson-Lee Thomaston
  18. -0- STARTS 11 games played-in # 22 Defensive Tackle in the Nation Tyler Clark Americus
  19. -0- STARTS 6 games played-in # 11 Inside Linebacker in the Nation Jaleel Laguins Oconee County

 

# 3 best AVERAGE RANKING in the nation of our 2016 Signed Class 3 February 2016 in Rivals Team Rankings.

 

OTHER 1ST YEAR STARTERS 2016 FOR KIRBY :

 

  1. 12 STARTS 12 games played-in Tyler Catalina OT
  2. 10 STARTS 12 games played-in LOST BOTH GAMES DID NOT START. Maurice Smith Mo Smith starter at Alabama at CB 2013 one game, 2014 one game, 2015 played 15 games no START also Player of the Week on Special Teams. Under Armour All-American # 5 CB 2013 Scout.com
  3. 2 STARTS 11 games played-in # 3 JUCO Wide Receiver in the Nation Javon Wims. Our only JUCO. Miami Florida.

 

 

Mark Richt left Kirby only 2 seniors and 6 juniors on the 2-Deep Depth Chart. This is the # 93 ranked team 2016-2017 in terms of depth chart seniority in the nation for this 2016 season according to Phil Steele. This is why so many this 2016 season get a start for Kirby in their 1st year with the team this blog had reported and guaranteed all off-season leading-up to the season.

 

12-1-2016

Now that you’ve freed Jonathan Ledbetter from your doghouse Kirby – how about Ben Cleveland gets a snap against Vandie too Kirby ? Let Ben Cleveland out of your doghouse too please Kirby.

Ben Cleveland turns pro after the 2018 season same as his best friend Jacob Eason whether you redshirt him or not Kirby.

 

You will only have him 2 years Kirby.

 

10-12-2016

Hired at just 39 years old, likable extrovert Kirby acts just like one of the guys out there. Gets job done. Beats ranked team. Yeah ! Kirby STARTED Freshmen Charlie Woerner TE. I told you he would get Starts 2016. First-timer Mo Smith gets Start too and makes huge play with the game in the balance on a Deep Ball which he ups and bats out of air in 4th Quarter. In all Kirby played 60 players in Game 1 rotating our guys out. This is what the difference was in the game. We average # 9 Scout.com recruiting ranking making up Kirby’s team 2016-2017 season who with redshirt would be playing. And North Carolina Tar Heels avg # 30. That Kirby kept our guys rotating throughout is what made the HUGE DIFFERENCE when faced with adversity of being DOWN double-digits with 3rd Quarter winding down. After 2 and half hours putting our raucous crowd to sleep, Kirby gets us all up again. And for the NEXT HOUR we kicked ass. We literally ran away with it over # 22 UNC from 10 down to 9 ahead. 19 unanswered points with UNC dragging ass because of Kirby’s rotation of 60 all night long. 14 of them never played for us. 25% of the players never played a down here. I guess this stadium is getting old. We nearly took the roof off the old Lady. I’ve been to a lot of games there never so roaring thunderous ear-splitting deafening booming. I remember going to 1994 SEC Championship Game with Dad # 6 Florida vs # 3 Alabama, and that game was big on TV as Florida won by one. But it has NEVER been like last night PRIME TIME. Maybe 22 years’ ago I did not have a ‘Dawg in the fight, but we sure had a fight on our hands last night. And we came to support this comeback as doubts crept in down double-digits 3rd Quarter winding down. With Kirby keeping halting Greyson Lambert out there. Now after, it’s lol. But trust me the PRESSURE was palpable on a calm cool collected determined rock star Jacob Eason. He knew we had his back. North Carolina tried to stay in the box when Kirby reinserted him. And then BOOM our offense woke-up our fans. Wildly and raucously we obliterated them with Kirby’s plans to wear them down with our talent so deep. 14 First-Time Bulldogs Played in the Game. Kirby’s 2016 SIGNING CLASS was truly and really on display. 19 UNANSWERED POINTS to end the game. Sparked by Jacob Eason, a COME-BACK WIN for the ages ! And over ranked # 22 North Carolina Tar Heels. Spotting ranked team # 22 ten points 3rd Quarter waning, Kirby was only toying with them with his great 2-Deep 60 men rotating in-and-out to wear them down for this. It was all in the Game Plan from the beginning for Kirby. Kirby knew. Coming-Out Party ! All scripted by Kirby running down the sideline signature congratulations all around by Kirby no matter what we did. Sometimes in their face but ALWAYS up-beat. Clearly awake. A for Kirby. A.

I knew we’d run the ball 2016.  And I also knew North Carolina would score on Kirby’s Defense.

 

I knew Kirby would play a ton of first-game, first-timers.  14 did in an Away Game.

 

I knew we had better talent # 9 vs # 30 according to Scout.com making up the Labor Day Weekend Kick-Off.  Ranked teams, both,  battling it out at the Dome.

 

We had scarfed-up voraciously all the tickets.  And 191 miles to the North Carolina border from I-285, North Carolina found itself instead in a hostile home game environment.  And we ?  A Dawg in the Fight this night.  Dad would’ve been so proud of our ‘Dawgs.  It felt like a Coming-Out Party !  Not at all like 1994 when it was a weird feeling watching Florida and Alabama fight it out.  Us with no Dawg in the Fight at the Dome, watching as if it someone else’s Christmas Party you were at –  by invite.

 

We invited ourselves to see if Kirby could do that which we had not for 8 years.  Beat ranked teams.

 

And a worthy opponent they gave us all they had until they too pooped to pop.

 

A ranked opponent with a double-digit lead late in the 3rd Quarter even.

 

Then as if on cue, as if Kirby had scripted it all from the beginning, we tore the old place to hell and gone.

Left them gasping for air – air we sent spiraling upward skyward toward God Himself.  And toward the metal-fatigued rafters.  The place went bonkers.

And he came through for us.

Don’t forget THAT.

 

This is no EXCUSE.

This is no moral victory that he came in down double-digits and played so well.

Kirby reinserted Jacob Eason – who had done so well before half – only to be benched, sat down, made a pine time player, playing second fiddle to an elder.  An elder who brought nothing to the table Jacob Eason brings.  Then, THAT is when we ALL sprang-up.

We and Jacob Eason simultaneously.

And in Prime Time, Jacob Eason oh so methodically decimated their staunch defense that saw them sack Greyson Lambert 3 times while long, longer, and even longer yet, he just stood back there.

Stood back there for the longest time obliviously.

And didn’t, or couldn’t, or did not want to try to get the ball off even.  Be smart.  Be conservative.  Fall behind by double-digits with no hope of executing a play or taking pressure off the running the game.  No way to spread them out make them honest on Defense.  Leave them 10 in box and us go back and execute better vis-a-vis Mark Richt all over again.  Greyson Lambert the safer choice.  The one who can’t do anything in the right play.

With them stacking the box,  I swear there were times I thought they had all their defense up at the line of scrimmage except for one lone man back there defending the whole field.

In basketball, this is called a box and one.  Where you put your one best defender on their one best guy their # 1 guy one-on-one called man-on-man defense.  Then, you play zone.  Cover the field with guys responsible for areas not men.  Only you do it to cover their best player with your one best defender.  That way if he gets past your best defender you have help to make it even harder.  This works if they have a Star Player they rely upon.  And grunts to spread you out with.  You zone the rest of the team, with a box and one and dare the rest of them to beat you.  Making it harder on their one guy.

Here, they boxed Nick Chubb with 10 and left the one to cover everyone else.  Only Greyson Lambert couldn’t do anything with it.  You would think he would’ve expected that. I certainly called THIS exactly in pre-game, didn’t I ?  That this is what they’d do.  This that Greyson Lambert would find us losing to.

 

They marked Nick Chubb with 10 and left one to zone cover the field otherwise.  That WORKED for them.

 

How ?

 

Greyson Lambert just did nothing.  That is how.

 

But Jacob Eason was just being set-up by Kirby to be the hero.

 

All part of the plan from the beginning.

 

Let us fall behind by double-digits nearly 4th Quarter and THEN finally put back in our best guy.  Our # 1 QB.  Our Starting QB we had only as a secret weapon.

 

Perfection Kirby.

 

Played to perfection sir.

 

And how about that Brian Herrien first run ever for us ?  Did I call that too ?

 

How about the sometimes unsure hands of Isaiah McKenzie this night ?  Just absolutely perfectly Fred Biletnikoff hands all night long in all his many tasks.  He’s 1st Team All-SEC.  And maybe All-American – certainly on this night.  We had seasons’ tickets at the old Fulton County Stadium when the Falcons got here too and I saw Fred Biletnikoff up close, as those were some empty stands.  He had tar on his hands, his arms, his chest, his legs, and yes even on his face.  If the ball hit him, it was like glue.  Isaiah McKenzie put on his Fred Biletnikoff Show this night.  Perfect night for Isaiah McKenzie, who has the game of his life.

 

Make no mistake about this.  This was no Falcons’ game in 1966 at Fulton County Stadium watching Fred Biletnikoff.  It was no 1994 SEC Championship Game Florida vs. Alabama.  I’m so glad I have lived long enough to see us BACK.  We can party with the best.  In THIS the # 1 college football town, WE have a program to be reckoned-with now.  We’re not the joke of the pre-season polls, recruiting ranking polls and NFL Draft only to ask : Well what did they do here ?  Having so much talent, and WASTING it, before Kirby we went 8 long excruciating years of losing to the ranked opponents.

 

Especially Away from Sanford.

 

Now, we’re tough.  We’re in shape.  We’re talented.  We got Jacob Eason back in, and boy did he EVER come through.

 

COME-BACK WIN # 1 for Jacob Eason

 

We all stood and cheered when he came back in.  And it felt like nothing I felt 1994 here or 1966 over at Fulton County Stadium.  It was Atlanta sure.  But, we had a Dawg in the Fight this night.  We knew we were DOWN double-digits.  And, we were all pensive.

 

But he showed no signs that being benched affected him at ALL.  Greyson Lambert came over and congratulated him.  I mean.  It was an awesome show to be a part of.  One I’ll never forget.

 

We’re going to have to expand Sanford Stadium.  We’ll have to fill-in The Bridge with a window through to see Baxter Street NOW !

 

You covered-up my Railroad Tracks.

 

You’re going to have to do this.

 

Clean bathrooms ?  Is there a correlating between us beating top teams before we go back to Sanford and don’t have to smell piss in the bathrooms throughout our stands ?

 

Can we take the $ 2 million dollars we just earned – twice what a bowl game pays – and somehow figure out in future years how to have 7 games at Sanford and 1 here every year ?  Or 7 at Sanford and 2 here ?

 

Well I don’t much care who plays and who doesn’t, since it is so clear Kirby wants to play EVERYBODY !

 

A man that much better than the one AHEAD of him on the 2-Deep, and we blew inflating air upwards toward the ceiling of OUR HOUSE when Kirby sent him back-in to bail us out !

 

The ceiling of the Georgia Dome is 27 stories high and made-up of Teflon-coated fiberglass.  The air we sent toward that, toward God, this night when he came back in was a feeling, an atmosphere, that was doubly intense DOWN by double-digits 3rd Quarter waning.

 

And, yes, we were engaged in deep reflective serious thoughts of : Have we waited too long, to be BEHIND by 10, to ask Jacob Eason to BAIL US OUT ?

 

You could sense we all were thinking and WONDERING this.  This too much a deficit Kirby has dug for Jacob Eason ?  Or did Kirby know all along 10 would be just right ?

 

Spot them 10 with 3rd Quarter nearly done ?

 

Sporting of him.  I can say that.

 

But we cheered him on back-in finally.  Even if we did have to wait until DOWN by double-digits.

 

LOSING.

 

Through it all, the unflappable Kirby kept-on with his rotation in and out of all 60.

 

And we were in it.  After the score, you could see his face light up.  Not sure you saw that.

 

He was so elated when Jacob Eason took the somewhat high snap and so perfectly hit in stride Isaiah McKenzie across the field right to left in front of Jacob Eason.

 

As he willed his speeding bullet body in the end zone to cut it to 3, the Human Joystick held-on for all he was worth as they stopped the game to see.  With only a little over a minute now to go before the 4th Quarter, his hand went down after his hips sideways bumped the pylon.  We all saw it when you did.  It’s a TD pass.  Jacob Eason had done it.

 

Hadn’t he ?

 

And what about the 51-yard bomb to Isaiah McKenzie too ?

 

I mean.

 

Greyson Lambert is NOT THAT GUY !

 

Don’t be elated you were right and I wrong.

 

No you were not.

 

No I was NOT !

 

Now, was I ?

 

This was wrong from the beginning.

 

If I Greyson Lambert, I tell Kirby to play me in back-up role : That I will do my best.

 

Then the Defense, who had played so well, gets the Safety.

 

And now the missed field goal loomed larger than life with us down only by 1 now.

 

Only 48 seconds before the 4th Quarter, still we’re down.  Still we’re losing.

 

But, with all the momentum, we go back on Defense now.

 

And Kirby’s Defense stiffens again.  And still down,  4th Quarter now, Kirby LETS Jacob Eason play again.

 

Mighty nice of him to oblige us in the crowd.

 

Brian Herrien gets us in field goal range down by 1.  William Ham comes through this time.

 

Jacob Eason has BROUGHT US BACK.  14-24, now we’re ahead 26-24. Thank you Jacob Eason.

 

Kirby’s Defense holds them AGAIN.

 

Our one hour of Jacob Eason is done.  He did his job.  Come-in down 10 and put us ahead.  Go back to bench.

 

Wait for us to fall behind by 10 again.

 

Back-in comes Greyson Lambert, as Nick Chubb rips-off a big run down the right side 33-24.

 

What a come-back.

 

What a game.

 

What a debut.

 

What a ton of fun !

 

And so the Alabama Connection Kirby has, did it.  With his 10 coaches he has now this season NOT at Alabama, but here.  10 coaches Kirby has – his ALABAMA CONNECTION – have survived the storm.  The adversity and pressure of being down, averted thanks to Jacob Eason.

 

Our secret weapon no one knows about.

 

Lull them to sleep for 2 and a half hours.

 

Then bring in unknown sleeper secret hidden weapon Jacob Eason.

 

Let him erase 10 point deficit and get us ahead.

 

Yank his ass.

 

Put the plodding, put you to sleep, elder QB back in.

 

The young buck’s job complete.

 

Hell of a story line.

 

Played-out to perfection with 100 million watching.

 

Watching and waiting.

 

Wondering themselves if Kirby scripted it all like this ?

 

Needing to redouble their efforts with Greyson Lambert down by 10, the Alabama Connection went to work finally.  Surely we’re the more talented team as with Mark Richt.  But he would’ve sent Greyson Lambert back-out and told HIM to bring us back down by 10.  We at OUR HOUSE huge air currents rippling upwards to God through the Teflon-coated fiberglass ceiling.

 

Prayers answered.

 

Savior.

 

All night long, this unrelenting and unyielding Kirby went about his business as only he can.  Spurred by the crowd, and newness, in PRIME TIME, there was so much energy at the Dome that you could CUT IT WITH A KNIFE.   I swear.

 

Undaunted, unflustered, and unshaken we DID IT !  Kirby did it. Jacob Eason did it.

 

Has to mean a LOT to the players that Jacob Eason could pull this off for Kirby.  Scripted as it was by Kirby for him to do so.

 

And how did Kirby do it ?

 

He played True Freshmen.  We played Redshirted Freshmen.  We played First-Time UGA Players.  He played transfers.  Prominently he played guys we signed AFTER signing day and sent THESE very guys out to bail-out the old men ahead of them on the 2-Deep.

 

He played walk-ons and preferred walk-ons and put them in the FIRE.

 

How did they respond ?

 

A LOT better than the ones they supposedly were unable to handle BEING UNDER THE FIRE as well as, I can tell you that.

 

It doesn’t matter who starts.  It’s who wins the game for you, that matters.

 

It sure as shit was NOT Greyson Lambert who did that.

 

Now, was it ?

 

I ask you ?

 

I, for one, have had quite enough of this QUARTERBACK CONTROVERSY.

 

It’s OVER !

 

Go look at the tape ?

 

I have looked at no tape yet.  I know what I saw.

 

Greyson Lambert with the SAME GUYS was down double-digits with 4th quarter staring us in the face.  He didn’t do jack shit.  That is what he did.

 

Right play ?

 

Right play or wrong play, he did nothing.

 

Excuse me while I tell you once again I TOLD YOU SO !

 

As with Mark Richt, I was right about this too.

 

Kirby put his YOUTH out there with the game on the line, and they did NOT bat an eye.

 

14 First-Time Bulldogs Played in the Game :

 

Brian Herrien

Mo Smith

Charlie Woerner

David Marshall

Marshall Long

Jacob Eason

Tyler Catalina

Isaac Nauta

Julian Rochester

Riley Ridley

Michail Carter

Tyler Clark

Jaleel Laguins

Justin Young Redshirt Freshman

Tyrique McGhee played according to Kirby but not on georgiadogs.com box score and season yet for 15.

 

 

What a game plan.  Played-out to perfection by the youth.  The ones who CAN NOT HANDLE THE FIRE the pundits whined.  Oh don’t play him.  Bring him on slowly.  Let the seasoned guy, seasoned with nothing but losses in such a game, take the Smart Starting Role.

 

Bring him in a series not too late in the game.

 

No discussion of it would be DOWN 10.

 

Crisis averted.

 

Thank you Jacob Eason.

 

I believe you made my point sir.  And Greyson Lambert, too.

 

You must really hate coming into my blog and seeing I was right yet again, don’t you now ?

 

Shut him up.

 

Not good fan.  Certainly not as good a fan as I.  Ban his thoughts.  He’s a Georgie tek yellowjackets’ fan anyway.  It’s bad for our recruiting.  He can’t talk even.  Poor English.  He’s a hater.

 

No.  I believe I said Jacob Eason is a BETTER QB than Greyson Lambert and should NOT be put into the situation of having to bail his sorry ass out when instead he can play from the get-go.

 

Did I say that ?

 

Was my prediction spot-on and you ALL WET ?

 

It certainly was exciting playing it your way.

 

Awesome script.

 

Let’s see if we can get this right now, ok ?

 

One is a serviceable back-up ONLY.

 

9-4-2016

Sam Madden 6′ 6″ and 334 lbs. rated the # 5 best player in the state of New Jersey and the # 24 Offensive Lineman in the nation a 4-Star Prospect last year 2015 by 247Sports.com is singled-out by Kirby as yet another freshman (redshirt) who is on our 2-Deep behind only Dyshon Sims Junior 6′ 4″ and 309 lbs. out of Lowndes High who was on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game team and another 4-Star prospect rated the # 17 Offensive Tackle in the nation and # 14 overall best player in the state of Georgia by 247Sports.com. Kirby has been BUSY ferreting-out who our players are across the 2-Deep and bringing attention to Sam Madden “being everywhere” according to Kirby.

Sam Madden 6′ 6″ and 334 lbs. rated the # 5 best player in the state of New Jersey and the # 24 Offensive Lineman in the nation a 4-Star Prospect last year 2015 by 247Sports.com is singled-out by Kirby as yet another freshman (redshirt) who is on our 2-Deep behind only Dyshon Sims Junior 6′ 4″ and 309 lbs. out of Lowndes High who was on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game team and another 4-Star prospect rated the # 17 Offensive Tackle in the nation and # 14 overall best player in the state of Georgia by 247Sports.com.

 

Kirby has been BUSY ferreting-out who our players are across the 2-Deep and bringing attention to Sam Madden “being everywhere” according to Kirby.

 

Kick-Off is a week from tomorrow.  We’re taking MARTA.

 

15 First year players 2016-2017 season have shot at a Start. 10 True Freshmen of these 15 will earn a Start this season. There have been a Ton of True Freshman Quarterbacks who did very well nowadays including 4 True Freshmen Starters rated in the Top 42 best quarterbacks in the nation 2015-2016 season just ended where Greyson Lambert was rated the # 79 QB.

 

8-26-2016

Would Kirby have done this the last 3 weeks of Fall Practice with his quarterbacks if he had not come to the decision to tend to agree now with the many who have been giving him the advice that Greyson Lambert is NOT the QB to move The University of Georgia Football forward ? Obviously this observer is quite confident that indeed this is the case. Kirby Era has begun. It has been going on now all week and it isn’t a decision he took lightly nor one therefore he intends at this point to second-guess himself on. The Kirby Era and the Jacob Eason Era are one and the same at this point. All week is all week. You wouldn’t do that FOR ANY REASON – with kick-off vs North Carolina a team many have said we lose to 2 Saturdays after this Saturday’s Scrimmage where once again it is widely reported that Jacob Eason will indeed continue working with the # 1 unit – were you going to start Greyson Lambert. That will give him 3 weeks with the # 1 unit. I, of course, would have done so Day 1 Spring Practice. It is what it is and what it is is in fact nothing good clearly for Greyson Lambert. Shit Kirby has : 15 First year players this 2016-2017 season who have shot at a Start. 10 True Freshmen of these 15 will earn a Start this season. There are a Ton of True Freshman Quarterbacks who have done extremely well nowadays. This is 2016-2017 season The Kirby Era/Jacob Eason Era. Jacob Eason is STARTING QB for Kirby tomorrow in Scrimmage at Sanford.

Oh I get it.  All these OTHER players moving-up to play with the # 1 unit means THEY are being groomed and getting acclimated to play with the # 1 unit.  But for Jacob Eason it means nothing of the sort.

 

Would Kirby have done this the last 3 weeks of Fall Practice with his quarterbacks if he had not come to the decision to tend to agree now with the many who have been giving him the advice that Greyson Lambert is NOT the QB to move The University of Georgia Football forward ?

 

Obviously this observer is quite confident that indeed this is the case.  Kirby Era has begun.  It has been going on now all week and it isn’t a decision he took lightly nor one therefore he intends at this point to second-guess himself on.

 

Kirby can not afford to at this point.

 

The Kirby Era and the Jacob Eason Era are one and the same at this point.  All week is all week.

 

You wouldn’t do that FOR ANY REASON – with kick-off vs North Carolina a team many have said we lose to 2 Saturdays after this Saturday’s Scrimmage where once again it is widely reported that Jacob Eason will indeed continue working with the # 1 unit – were you going to start Greyson Lambert.  Maybe Mark Richt would.  Kirby would NOT.  Kirby wants to win.

 

That will give Jacob Eason 3 weeks with the # 1 unit.  I, of course, would have done so Day 1 Spring Practice.  It is what it is and what it is is in fact nothing good clearly for Greyson Lambert.

 

The Kirby Era/Jacob Eason Era began Monday 15 August after Saturday’s scrimmage where Kirby clearly and plainly stated that ALL the quarterbacks :

 

http://www.georgiadogs.com/sports/m-footbl/geo-m-footbl-body.html

COACH SMART’S POST SCRIMMAGE PRESS CONFERENCE :

 

“We’re not where we need to be for sure.  The execution was poor.  We’re trying to find the best 50-60 players – NOT NECESSARILY FIND THE ONES WHO KNOW WHAT TO DO.  Each guy at QB who did something good did something boneheaded.”

 

Kirby is not about to Start Greyson Lambert because he knows what to do.  Each quarterback who did something good did something boneheaded.  Kirby saw Greyson Lambert last year where against him he FUMBLED the football 3 times refused to throw the ball down the field against Kirby and was YANKED.  When next he tried to sit on the ball ahead by 3 TD vs the vols and LOST Greyson Lambert LOST his starting QB job in the only other game against a ranked team 2015 for The Georgia Bulldogs which was the Florida Game.

 

Georgia played 3 teams who were ranked for 2015-2016 season and they were Alabama the vols and Florida.

 

Greyson Lambert did so poorly that he was not even allowed to come into the game vs ranked Florida even with the 3rd string QB throwing 4 interceptions.

 

# 104 Passing Offense # 119 on 3rd Down Conversions only 12 TD passes all season and 7 fumbles by Greyson Lambert and his best win was over 2-6 in The SEC Auburn.

 

Kirby is not starting Greyson Lambert because he knows what to do.  Read that STATEMENT FACT by Kirby again and tell me he does NOT mean that.  Sure he does.

 

He saw Greyson Lambert last year.

 

He saw Greyson Lambert Saturday in scrimmage.

 

He SAID he would COUNT that scrimmage Saturday and said he would TRY to get the reps with the # 1 QB to the # 1 QB as soon as he could.  He promised it would be by the scrimmage this Saturday if he could but that he WOULD consider last Saturday’s scrimmage.

 

He also said he would as soon as he could.

 

That certainly by game week.

 

Ok he’s not starting a guy because he knows WHAT to do.

 

He’s looking for the best 50-60 players.

 

If you think Greyson Lambert is one of the best 50-60 players then you’re just out of your mind.

 

As for Brice Ramsey he lost the punting job too Kirby said.

 

I said that as well prior to the scrimmage.  On my Depth Chart I have had Brice Ramsey back-up Punter since Signing Date and at QB behind Jacob Eason and I stated that ten (10) First Time True Freshmen Players would START for Kirby in 2016-2017 season and that 12 First Time Players this up-coming season would START for Kirby.

 

I have not been wrong on ANY of this.

 

Neither frankly has anyone else been either on QB except for a couple whom I immediately called-out on it when they did or expressed questions about it.

 

There is NO QUESTION in my mind at all.

 

15 First year players 2016-2017 season have shot at a Start. 10 True Freshmen of these 15 will earn a Start this season. Ton of True Freshman Quarterbacks who did great.

 

In this same press conference when Kirby made up his mind, Kirby ALSO said :

 

“This FRESHMEN CLASS I am proud of.  Wow !  On EVERY 2-Deep is this guy who JUST GOT HERE and surpassing upper-class guys.”

 

Well yeah.

 

Freshmen Class he is proud of he RECRUITED HERE.  Mark Richt did not recruit these guys here.  Kirby did.  It is his signing class not Mark Richt’s.  When Mark Richt was FIRED for example Jacob Eason went to the University of Florida on recruiting visit.  Florida who had a QB thought Jacob Eason was an upgrade to him and felt that despite how that would be interpreted by their QB at Florida that it was worth the gamble because Jacob Eason is that good.  It was opened up.

 

Kirby got on plane flew to Washington as soon as Kirby was announced at the press conference.

 

Next Kirby invited Jacob Eason here.

 

Next Kirby put on a dawg and pony show for Jacob Eason.

 

Then all the Mark Richt Apologists said :

(1) “Jacob Eason coming here is contingent CONTINGENT upon Mark Richt being here.”

(2) “Mark Richt is recruiting Jacob Eason to Miami of Florida and I hope Mark Richt does well at Miami of Florida and I am NOW a fan of Miami of Florida and have bought a bumper sticker on my truck for Miami of Florida as one of their fans too.”  The Miami of Florida fans said that : “WOW Mark Richt is going to bring US Jacob Eason.”

(3) “Jacob Eason has opened up his recruiting.  This was a big mistake to have a coaching change. It cannot be justified that our best coach ever is involved in this coaching change.  We’re having a Facebook vigil for Mark Richt.  We want Mark Richt to coach our team in the bowl game so he can get to 10 wins this season with 29 teams who did win 10-wins 2015-2016 season.  We want Mark Richt at our Gala.  This was a huge mistake to bring in Kirby who is an UNPROVEN COACH.  Mark Richt was consistent here.”

 

NEXT Kirby got to work hiring his offensive staff and when he got Jim Chaney and then with him as a tandem SAM PITTMAN who looks and is the part as ROCK STAR Jacob Eason’s Dad who calls his son Jake said that DID IT.  “Jake is coming to UGA.”

 

 

 

Then Kirby got finished with his 4th NC calling every play on Defense for 8 years as DC half the time NC and came here where Mark Richt HIS LAST 8 YEARS was # 45 at 18 losses 24 games 8 yrs vs top 15 and half the time unranked in the Final AP Poll.

 

Then Kirby finished off his 1st Year Recruiting Class and OBLITERATED Mark Richt who was # 39 Scout.com Recruiting Ranking for his class down there where Mark Richt was LONGER and where down there in Florida where the recruits are FAR MORE prevalent while Kirby was # 7.  And Mark Richt whom you Mark Richt Apologists said would sign all the guys here in Georgia as a “fine man Mark Richt is” was SHUT-OUT in the state of Georgia.  And Kirby who has been in Alabama the last 8 years as DC racked-up by stark contrast here in this state of Georgia.

 

 

 

Then Kirby KEPT RECRUITING and recruiting and recruiting and recruiting and now his 1st Year players THIS FIRST YEAR of the Kirby Era are : “Wow !  On EVERY 2-Deep is this guy who JUST GOT HERE and surpassing upper-class guys.”  Kirby said after Saturday’s scrimmage.

 

But you want to read that as Kirby isn’t starting Jacob Eason.

Shit Kirby has : 15 First year players this 2016-2017 season who have shot at a Start. 10 True Freshmen of these 15 will earn a Start this season. There are a Ton of True Freshman Quarterbacks who have done extremely well nowadays.  This is 2016-2017 season The Kirby Era/Jacob Eason Era.

 

Jacob Eason is STARTING QB for Kirby tomorrow in Scrimmage at Sanford.

 

8-19-2016

Kirby’s rad 2016 recruiting class hits the field for their first Fall Practice together today and of the 21 figure 10 will get a start this 2016-2017 inaugural season for Kirby expecting to be 11-3 or even 12-2 but only 6 home games. We are deep with talented players although Mark Richt left Kirby only 2 seniors and only 6 juniors on the 2-deep – the # 93 “most” experienced team in America according to Phil Steele’s analysis of the most experienced 2-deep in the nation. This is why this great first Kirby recruiting class hitting the field today for the first time together TODAY is going to feature at least half of them getting a START this 2016-2017 season. Kirby has no choice and no options. Kirby will start 12 first-year recruits for us this season 10 true freshmen as I have maintained all along.

Kirby’s rad 2016 recruiting class hits the field for their first Fall Practice together today.  And of the 21 figure 10 will get a start this 2016-2017 inaugural season for Kirby.     Expecting to be 11-3 or even 12-2 but only 6 home games.  We are deep with talented players although Mark Richt left the cupboard bare for both seniors and juniors on the 2-deep.

 

Mark Richt left Kirby only 2 seniors and only 6 juniors on the 2-deep – the # 93 “most” experienced team in America according to Phil Steele’s analysis of the most experienced 2-deep in the nation.

 

This is why this great first Kirby recruiting class hitting the field today for the first time together TODAY is going to feature at least half of them getting a START this 2016-2017 season.  Kirby has no choice and no options.

 

It also is a great selling point for Kirby’s 2017 recruiting class that he started half his recruits 2016 as true freshmen.

 

12 first year players for us this season expected to START 10 of whom are true frosh:

 

Jacob Eason QB

Isaac Nauta TE

Mecole Hardman Jr. DB PR K-OR and I still say gets Rushes too

Charlie Woerner and I will predict as PR until Mecole Hardman Jr. settles-in

Javon Wims WR will be 1st year player for us Kirby gives start to too

Tyler Catalina OL 1st year player for us Kirby starts every game

Julian Rochester DT

Jaleel Laguins LB

Elijah Holyfield TB

Brian Herrien RB may Start at FB early

Ben Cleveland OG will get a start from Kirby this year too

Michail Carter DT Kirby did not steal him from Alabama at the very last moment this signing class to sit him down either

This is the # 7 recruiting class in the nation and next year we are at least # 3 in the nation so far with huge commitments up-coming.  Mark my words.  You’ve BEEN WRONG on this and I’ve been right on this.  This is how Kirby builds depth.  He gives these 12 guys a START this season their first season with us 10 of whom are true frosh.

 

So say I.  Chauncey Manac has a shot too at DE as does Marshall Long at P and Riley Ridley at WR.

 

There will be no one redshirted whom Kirby just signed here.  All the Freshmen play.

 

Kirby will start 12 first-year recruits for us this season 10 true freshmen as I have maintained all along.

 

Let the practice begin !  See you Saturday at 11 a.m. !

 

I’m stoked.

 

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8-1-2016

Coach Kirby Smart is going to play 10 True Freshmen in Game 1 vs ranked team North Carolina in Peach Bowl Chick-fil-A Kick-Off Classic Georgia Dome 10. What would you do with Sofía Vergara ? Olga Kurylenko ?

He has been quite clear that we do not have enough quality depth.  If you play your true freshmen you are building quality depth.  4 will be Starters.  This all will be a big plus between now and February 3 Signing Date to get some more in here – that they too can earn immediate playing time and even start game 1.  This establishes a precedent for his recruiting by doing this.  He will be able to say : See ?

 

Did anyone notice that the SAME VERY PUSSIES who said his predecessor would STILL BE HERE are the very ones NOW today who are saying that he can NOT start Jake Eason game 1 that heaven forbid in The SEC Freshmen make mistakes and sophomores have sophomore jinxes  ?

 

And the SAME PUSSIES then and now are also saying that he must win a national championship – did you notice that ?

 

Or did these anomalies escape you until I pointed it out ?

 

Why if they were so satisfied and still are does Coach Kirby Smart have to win a national championship ?

 

These very same pussies dragged our program down and put a fissure best they could in our Great Bulldogs’ Nation trying poorly to shut us up and tell us be afraid you might get what you want.  You are not as good a fan of this program as they they told you every time you expressed that 8 years of unsatisfactory results was too long.  Might end up like the vols they came back when you dared to speak-up not all dads wanted their sons to play for such a LOSER.  His recruiting is so great they said.  If he goes we lose Jake Eason.

 

Do you even remember what they said ?

 

What they CONTINUE 7 weeks’ later to say on their approved blogs amongst themselves ?

 

Doesn’t it make you sick they STILL FEEL that they can ram this shit down our throats that indeed they are not wanting to even be involved with our program ANY LONGER NOW TODAY they BRAG in PUBLIC ?

 

Pussies.

 

Remember every time you thought that he needed some criticism that they banded together to do their personal attack – not discuss your point ?

 

Remember this ?

 

They have not changed.

 

Can a leopard change its spots?

 

Neither can they do good now all of a sudden who have so accustomed all of us during his last 8 years here to their excuses and lies and settling for mediocre results and personal attacks – pussies.  

 

Coach Kirby Smart has to do what he could not they surmise.  No, all he has to do is to do  better than his predecessor’s last 8 years.  Nothing else.

 

Which is a low bar set his last 8 years.

 

But he was this or that over 15 years.  He wasn’t fired for what he did his 1st 7 years, was he ?

 

Coach Kirby Smart will surpass him easily.

 

Any seasoned head coach would’ve.

 

They compare one defensive coordinator with the next, one offensive coordinator with the next, but him good Lord knows they will hold Coach Kirby Smart to a HIGHER standard than that put up by his predecessor his last 8 years.

 

It was after all his last 8 years he was fired for, wasn’t it ?

 

You did not want him fired in year 7 here did you ?

 

But you did for what he did after his 1st 7 years, didn’t you ?

 

Well ?

 

Did we lose Jake Eason ?

 

No.

 

We have added on to it.

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What indeed would you do with Sofía Vergara ?

 

Well you would NOT throw her out of bed and you would NOT sit her on the sidelines while older lesser talented players instead played in a THROW-AWAY YEAR which I say Kirby Smart can NOT do to us AGAIN 2016 as we’ve had done unto us after 2007 around here.

 

Right ?

 

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With Olga Kurylenko ?

 

Not play the game with them ?  Count me as one who WOULD.

 

If you have such, you must prepare to take advantage.

1-21-2016