G-Day 2 pm.
It will be 82 every day starting Monday.
G-Day 2 pm.
It will be 82 every day starting Monday.
I am expecting big goings-on in this G-Day Game tomorrow which should produce tremendous pressure on Kirby to make proper decisions on his offense specifically about which led to us to being # 105 passing offense last year that cost us dearly trying to just cram the ball down throats against top defenses telegraphing our offense.
We ran 1st Down
We ran 2nd Down
We sometimes threw on 3rd Down
We threw the God Damn football but 31 percent of Kirby’s offensive play calls last year including in the national championship game and LOST.
It was a FAILED strategy.
Justin Fields needs to throw the ball down the God Damn Field tomorrow and every game this season.
If Jake Fromm does not then he is going to be replaced by someone who can and will throw the ball better than Jake Fromm’s # 105 Passing Offense in all the games of last season.
Jake Fromm has to know that # 105 Passing Offense he put-up all of last season is not acceptable. He HAS to feel the pressure to fix that. Yes he is accurate. What good is that if he DOES NOT throw it ?
The game should be over by 8 p.m. just after dark and the new scoreboard is finished so we should have seen that Justin Fields is THE STARTER 2018.
G-Day Game UGA Georgia Bulldogs 2018.
Kirby continued the defense did well against the RUN.
(1) Both Quarterbacks performed well in the scrimmage today
(2) The Offensive passing game had “explosive plays” Kirby told Kelsey
(3) The offense dominated during the 3rd down period meaning run run pass Kirby again 2018
(4) The Defense stopped the RUN
(5) Georgia Bulldogs’ running back D’Andre Swift will NOT play until Fall with groin pull
(6) Kirby can NOT control what WE SEE Saturday at 4 p.m.
I remain not into this bullshit of Kirby being the only source of how we’re doing. He has been caught red-handed with complete and utter lies about the answers he gives us anyway.
Why ask him ?
Kirby has not had an explosive offense since he got here.
Trevor Lawrence won the STARTING job at QB for Clemson 2018 today.
Georgia is coming off 2 seasons of FAILED OFFENSE in a row so far for Kirby’s career.
Kirby had a hell of a great defense 2017.
There were concerns in that secondary as well – as seen in the national championship game yet again costing the game. That and THEIR quarterback made plays and our QB did NOT having him instead try to sit on the ball take the air out of the ball although had scored 4 of the first 5 scores ahead 20-7 and LOST as a direct result thereof.
The question is what are we doing to FIX that ?
Kirby we will see for ourselves Saturday evening 4 p.m. Explosive plays on offense Kirby ? What does THAT mean ? That your secondary sucks ? That your quarterbacks THREW the ball deep on your secondary ? That your running game is no good without D’Andre Swift ?
Answers in person 4 p.m. Saturday evening for ALL to see Kirby.
I am presuming that Justin Fields IS THE REAL DEAL.
That’s my guess.
What’s yours ?
I do like this schedule where we at least are starting 2 guys on the OL I said one of which should have started 2016 and the other of which I said should have started 2017. This is good. We’re ahead on that schedule. Not ahead of my schedule of that schedule but ahead of my prediction that Kirby would NOT get his best OL out there 2018 either based upon Kirby’s poor choices on the OL 2016 and 2017.
We hold our offense back.
And we LIE about it.
That’s Kirby too.
HOW DO YOU FEEL about what you are being TOLD and NOT TOLD specifically about the offense which Kirby has no prior experience except one year as Mark Richt’s running backs’ coach ?
Kirby gags not only the players and the press but the coaches too.
I for one am looking forward to Saturday evening 4 p.m. to see for myself.
I for one stand-up to Kirby on his bullshit of his on his failed offense. I hold Kirby responsible for the failure of his offense.
All we had last season was a defense and Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.
Is Kirby on the hot seat ? Why or why not ? You see any improvement or more of the same or don’t care or have no expectations ?
The unanimous opinion is that Kirby put-on some kind of a face all Spring about his LIES that his under-sized OL left-overs from Mark Richt were “DOMINATING” his defense he said all Spring when instead they were totally deplorable as were Kirby’s offensive linemen all of 2016. The OL was a weak link all G-Day blocking for the run and for the pass.
Also all of 2016 Kirby 8-5 loser to 6-7 Vandie whom 3 cupcakes beat said that his defensive backs were “weak” and had been “protected in the 2015 defense.” They were totally dominated by EVERY QB all G-Day Game. Recently Kirby has told us that the defense has gotten the best of the offense for the last half a dozen Spring practices. It was embarrassing for Kirby’s defensive backs the entire G-Day.
Kirby made the statement that he “would know if Mecole Hardman Jr. was an elite player after 4 or 5 practices” last year. He redshirted him for the first several games then gave him one touch all year. 2017 Kirby has played Mecole Hardman Jr. also a top defensive back solely on offense at receiver. It appears as if Kirby has relented and disagreed with himself on Mecole Hardman Jr. Right ?
Just as in the Florida game last year Jim Chaney and Kirby gave Nick Chubb and Sony Michel no opportunity to untrack this offense of Kirby when Kirby has never coached an offense ever before nor now nor last year. When the players called a player’s only meeting prior to kick-off what they said to Kirby Kirby refused to tell us but in the game Kirby and Jim Chaney did not give Nick Chubb and Sony Michel their touches vs. Florida. Afterwards they TOGETHER IN UNISON went to Jim Chaney and complained afterwards. In the G-Day game combined they got 3 plays the entire G-Day Game 2017.
How is this any different or better play calls than last year Kirby ? Go ahead tell me.
That’s an offensive game strategy to pass every play all game long ? That is supposed to make us believe he has revamped the # 100 offense morphing into more 2017 ? That is AS FAILED AN OFFENSIVE GAME STRATEGY as it is to run on every first down as you did ALL of 2016 Kirby and Jim Chaney most of the time into the teeth of at least 8 in the box and sometimes 10 still calling the run. My gracious Kirby please learn how to call plays. Your play calls and those of Jim Chaney are among the worst EVER. Did anyone see Jacob Eason audible at the line out of a run into a pass or vice-versa ? No. I didn’t think so.
Kirby said that Jake Fromm was doing great not that there is ANY independent verification of that either. Kirby said Jake Fromm was teaching Jacob Eason how to be a QB. In the G-Day Game Kirby gave Jake Fromm a better OL than the “starting offensive line for Kirby G-Day Game” and gave the better receivers to Jake Fromm. Jake Fromm’s last pass should have been intercepted by any scholarship defensive back but wasn’t and the 2 quarterbacks both feasted on Kirby’s defensive backs making Kirby’s pass defense look silly. Both were at or near 300 yards passing 600 yards passing total in the G-Day Game 2017.
Kirby said the press could not report anything that they saw themselves in person at any Spring Practices specifically stating that up-coming opponents would know something they otherwise would never be able to ascertain AND that Kirby did not have enough time to tell the kids’ mommies about the injuries before they all called him crying about how badly their baby was injured in practice. The press unanimously signed a petition from 6 of them across the board that Kirby would not be able to stymie the press in any fashion. This is part of an on-going harangue of yelling kicking and screaming at every press conference by Kirby that he demands to have his way even in the face of him being proven incorrect right down the line on every lie out of his mouth.
Kirby said all Spring AND all Fall Practices last year that NO FRESHMAN would be prepared to Start and would not start for him. Then of course Kirby started Jacob Eason anyway throwing him into the fire without preparing him and putting him behind an under-sized OL who did not block for the run nor the pass all of 2016 and had him throw to no one in particular yanking every receiver both in and out of the line-up and having no continuity therefore between Jacob Eason and ANY receiver and behind an under-achieving totally criticized OL none of whom will EVER be drafted into the NFL. Kirby’s OL 2017 certainly looked WORSE than his 2016 OL all G-Day to every single person who showed-up which would be that which anyone would suspect coming-in to 2017 given that Kirby lost 3 starters on the OL after 2016 season at 8-5 was over.
After not giving Brian Herrien more than a cameo opportunity all 2016 Kirby said all Spring 2017 that Brian Herrien was doing “great” and stood-out as the best offensive player. He was unable to garner any traction running and had one pass thrown to him. Nothing Kirby has said has been borne-out as resembling the truth.
Kirby has given none of his 2016 OL recruits Kirby signed-on here ANY chance to help-out on a sorry OL all 2016 and more of the same to begin 2017. The problem here is that ALL FANS of THIS PROGRAM believe that Kirby will play his freshmen OL 2017 while myself I read what he has done to-date in playing freshmen and DO NOT BUY THAT although he should.
Kirby said 66 thousand came to G-Day 2017 when prior to the game Kirby did all he could do to not allow ANYONE to talk about ANYTHING to do with our football program. Kirby has killed the interest of The Bulldog Nation. Kirby has made himself out the village idiot in public both with his hatred of all press and rants against them daily but also in his inability to recognize talent that could help him at positions of need such as OL and WR. I counted them closely. The third deck was empty and the 2nd deck was empty and the first deck had at least 22 percent spaces. The estimate best I could count was 30 thousand and possibly only 25 thousand but certainly nowhere in the ballpark of any 60 something thousand as Kirby claimed to the press in his opening remarks just after the game.
Kirby said he has revamped his offense with Jim Chaney for 2017. No he has not. He did this last year 2016 when his OL could not block for the run nor for the pass and had Jacob Eason fling it up instead. That is ALL we saw all G-Day Game 2017.
We have areas of weakness all are more than aware of. Kirby has pooh-poohed ALL OF THEM and said instead the opposite is true. We all saw otherwise all G-Day Game and all of that which we were able to ascertain of his Spring Practices. So where do we go from here ? Assume Kirby will plug-in this 2017 freshman signing class of his when he categorically kicking and screaming refused to 2016 ?
I do not like this attempt by Kirby to control all that all of our players are ALLOWED to say and that which all of our ENTIRE COACHING STAFF as well are ALLOWED to say. I do not like all secret practices. I’d like to help Kirby and to give him input on his decisions before he CONTINUES to mess-up EVERY decision he has made so far further into the future.
We say as a group that only if Kirby gets to Atlanta meaning 10-4 at the minimum will Kirby be judged as successful 2017. Kirby MUST have a 14-game season 2017 all of us say : That is he MUST make it to Atlanta. With all this talent he should be better than that. We do not have the expectations that Alabama has and that is why they do better than we. Their fans demand to know and do know and do expect greatness. Here we have no greatness averaging # 7 Scout.com recruit rankings after 2007 and also averaging more than 4 losses a season after 2007 under 2 failed coaching regimes after 2007 obviously.
And this brings us to this SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT for all INFORMATION regarding The University of Georgia Bulldogs’ Football Program. Kirby has NOTHING but egg on his face for all of his unadulterated lies on EVERY single word out of his mouth on EVERYTHING. Doesn’t he ? I read one reporter who went so far as to say that he gives 8-5 Kirby the “benefit of the doubt as the head coach and therefore should know what is going-on with his team.” Based on what pray tell ? His record ? His proven credibility on that which does come out of both sides of his two-faced hard head ?
68 thousand fewer than 2016 G-Day of 93 thousand are the 25 thousand who for sure showed-up for G-Day 2017. This indicates that Kirby’s PROCESS of POLICIES to keep The Bulldog Nation in the dark and to lie to us about that which he does say in some attempt to SAVE HIS JOB on the edge of the hot seat as it is according to hot seat . com has HURT the following of our program by our fans. And it is designed only to NOT ALLOW us to have ANY INPUT into his on-going WRONG DECISIONS. Nick Saban NEVER did ANY of this. This is a Kirbyism of his own. I put Kirby squarely on the hot seat for ALL OF THIS both he and Greg McGarity.
Well Kirby congratulations you managed to kill the interest of 68 thousand of us keeping all news from The Bulldog Nation as you have done with only 25 maybe 30 thousand at the most best I could count after 93 thousand last year.
Your lies that the OL was dominating the defense were on display for all. This SIMPLY was NOT the case. The OL could not block for the run and they could not block for the pass. What else is there ?
You did that last season Kirby. Mark Richt’s under-sized OL could not dominate Nicholls State or 6-7 Vandie whom 3 cupcakes beat but not you Kirby. So in some games all you did was pass with no semblance of knowing who your receivers are still again year two. In others hard-headed you ran into 9 and 10 man fronts Kirby. So seeing all passes today was NO DIFFERENT than your failed offense last year Kirby. Your offense is failed because you have no idea who to throw to and because your OL is under-sized those whom you deem your starting OL anyway.
Our only hope is that when the 2017 signing class shows-up that you might figure-out Kirby by say game 8 or so whom it is who are your stars and play them not that the season wouldn’t be over by then as a direct result thereof Kirby. What you showed ALL OF US on the OL Kirby was that you STILL have NO EXPERIENCE on OFFENSE just defense Kirby.
Kirby you will not make it to 10-4 in your 14-game season 2017 unless your signing class 2017 Kirby and all your redshirted freshmen OL who could have helped so much last year are played day one this Fall and prepared. 14 games because arriving in Atlanta is all Georgia Bulldog Fans will only accept from you Kirby.
Jake Fromm and Jacob Eason were inseparable other than Jake Fromm did it against a deplorable not-ready-for-prime-time second string defense while Jacob Eason faced a defense with the INFERIOR OL you told us dominated your defense all Spring Kirby.
Other than for Elijah Holyfield no OL blocked anyone all day for the run or for the pass.
What WE ALL saw last year at 8-5 is what we saw again this year without the others joining in the Fall. I hold little hope Kirby sir that indeed when they do that you will plug them in ALL THESE HOLES you have.
Mecole Hardman Jr. would have been help today to the 2nd team secondary. Kirby you do NOT have a 2nd team secondary. You better hope that you bring yourself to play freshmen back there game 1 Kirby because it is going to be a long season with your offense and special teams so BAD again 2017 and with your 2nd string secondary obviously no better than a bad high school secondary.
Kirby you played a lot of guys and you jacked the ball up from the beginning. But what you said was true clearly was NOT.
I have no idea where the announced crowd of 66 thousand comes from when clearly there were 68 thousand fewer year two than year one and to this Kirby you can only thank yourself doing ALL YOU could do to not excite the Georgia Bulldogs’ Fans trying to lie to us about basically EVERYTHING and by HIDING all news about our football program from those who MAKE a PROGRAM and that is we the fans. Without us Kirby you have NOTHING.
All the team knows is to do what you TELL THEM TO DO dogmatically.
Not that you know how to run an offense or special teams Kirby because once again you clearly don’t and do not even know who the ones are differentiated from the twos.
The players I saw today will struggle with Appalachian State and lose to a lousy Notre Dame. We won’t beat Florida or vols and we have no hope of getting to Atlanta unless Kirby you wake-up in the Fall and decide those guys coming in in the Fall must be your best players because this team today looked dreadful in all aspects – especially coaching.
No wonder Kirby that you kept all your practices on the QT and would not only not let anyone talk freely to ANY of we fans but tried to have ALL HIDDEN PRACTICES.
All that accomplished was to KILL INTEREST in the team by the very ones who make this a program : The Bulldog Nation.
Oh heavens what if Vandie found-out they could extend their winning streak over you Kirby ? Well that would be a long day wouldn’t it ?
My worst fears are realized.
We’re a poorly coached football team.
Hey Kirby there is no sense in telling lies. We all know what we witnessed first-hand. Your OL did not dominate diddly last year or this year and you KNOW IT too Kirby.
You have managed to kill the interest of the fan base. Haven’t you Kirby ?
Was that YOUR IDEA KIRBY to call 30 thousand which might have been 25 thousand instead 66 thousand ? How do you feel about that Kirby ?
Color me not impressed Kirby.
No wonder you are on the edge of the hot seat Kirby.
No I don’t wish we had Mark Richt back but Kirby you continue to demonstrate everything in year two that you showed us in your debut honeymoon throw-away season last year too so far.
What you showed me Kirby was NOT a good team today with no idea who are your ones or twos – except for on defense which remains the only part of a football program other than recruiting that you know anything about Kirby.
As for this don’t judge how the OL dominated the defense because the defense knew you would throw the football every play well Kirby you reverted to THAT last year relegated to only being able to try to throw the ball to who knows whom. When the same OL last year could not block you picked instead this year back-ups to those guys who couldn’t handle the defenses they faced and then you just flung it up. So therefore THIS IS what we saw against your offense last year Kirby. Therefore this is what we expect to see 2017 from this offense.
As for any junk that you didn’t want to show your opponents anything Kirby I am sorry boy but you showed me plenty such as no OL again and no offense again and inability to run again and no blocking for the pass again and bad special teams again. All that you showed me clearly along with showing me as well that you have NO 2ND TEAM SECONDARY.
Tell us some more lies Kirby. Try to run us all off as fans of the program by making everything SECRET Kirby. You think you can beat top teams like that Kirby ? No Kirby not this year not unless you put the entire 2017 signing class on the field come Fall. You’re years away Kirby from having a top team if you drag your feet about playing your 2017 signing class game 1 making this another throw-away year. This today proves once again you’re only you’re a CONTROL FREAK Kirby who knows defense and recruiting only. There is a lot more to a football program Kirby than Defense and Recruiting all of which you have NONE of Kirby sir.
The only possible group who remotely could be kept in the dark would be those who follow their head coach and give him the benefit of the doubt because he is our head coach.
That if he says it then it’s true.
Christians tell us that God is not an alien yet every word out of all Christians’ mouths say that He is and well we all know that it is entirely possible that there are aliens and that in fact we might have already had encounters with aliens kept from us.
I see right through Kirby on ALL of this.
I know whom it is Kirby wants to keep in the dark.
It is Bulldog Fans.
Because he knows he can not keep our press nor our opponents in the dark.
And because does NOT want Bulldog Fans to tell him what we want him to do.
Don’t we Bulldog Fans tell Kirby that Mecole Hardman Jr. was WASTED last year with just one touch all season.
Don’t we Bulldog Fans tell Kirby that Jacob Eason HAD to get the snaps with the # 1 unit all last Spring.
Don’t we Bulldog Fans tell Kirby that the reason 93000 of us showed-up last year was because we were sick and tired of averaging 4 losses per season for then the last 8 years and because we WANTED to see Jacob Eason START The G-Day Game LAST YEAR not come-in with 10:36 left in the 2nd Quarter.
Don’t we Bulldog fans tell Kirby that Mark Richt’s leftover under-sized OL who did not get the job done last year could not dominate Nicholls State or 6-7 Vandie who got beat by 3 CUPCAKES but NOT Kirby.
Kirby does NOT want to hear ANY of ALL THIS from ANY of us including BOTH the press and The Bulldog Nation.
Kirby wishes to make you believe that which he tells you.
So do Christians.
I consider myself a Christian.
I know I am a Christian.
I consider myself a Bulldog Football Fan.
I know I am a Bulldog Football Fan.
I also know that Kirby is in trouble.
And I know that Greg McGarity is in trouble.
At more than 4 losses a year for these latest most-recent most-current 9 years I know our football program is in TROUBLE.
I ask myself is Kirby the answer ?
I know Kirby is super smart and highly educated.
So I ask myself why does Kirby do ALL this ?
Because Kirby wants to control what Bulldog Football Fans think.
And I will go one further for you.
Kirby knows that he is keeping Bulldog Football Fans in the dark.
It is ALL he really is doing.
He wants us to not know as much as he knows because if we did then we MIGHT make different choices than he makes and we might second-guess him.
It is NOT his program.
It is OUR PROGRAM.
There is no Georgia Bulldog Football Program without Bulldog fans.
There is NO FOOTBALL TEAM AT GEORGIA without the fans.
There is no coach and never has been a coach who TRIED to HIDE EVERYTHING about their team from their fans.
And there NEVER WILL BE.
NFL owners for example embrace what the fans say about their team and they ADDRESS those very fans in EVERY discussion ABOUT THEIR TEAM.
So does their coach.
So does EVERY PLAYER on EVERY TEAM.
I am going to WATCH today. I will report that which I witness. That is ALL I have EVER done. That will continue to be that which I do do.
80 thousand 134 showed-up last Saturday for Ohio State’s spring game while over 93 thousand showed-up here last year to watch 34-14 with Jacob Eason getting into the game finally with 10:36 remaining of the 2nd Quarter.
There is no conflict with the Masters and no conflict with stadium renovations. Temperatures are predicted to soar more than double-digits over the normal weather this time of year at 88 degrees under patches of clouds and sun with rain holding-off until Sunday in Athens.
Kirby is making a late push to get us all to come as Spring Games provide a huge impetus to recruiting with commitments on the line for us.
We should see plenty of Jacob Eason vs. Jake Fromm with the ones going against the ones and the twos going against the twos in a break from previous practices. Ideally this should give more showcase to the strong recruiting of the last two years as those guys for the most part have not been seen much and they are what will make any difference from last year’s 8-5.
10-4 is the least minimum acceptable record for Kirby 2017 since we all fully expect that getting to Atlanta and that 14th game is a foregone conclusion returning the starting QB and both Star Running Backs along with returning all but 1 starter on defense. While there are 7 back on offense the ones lost are not expected to any of them be drafted while the ones coming-in are far greater than that by all accounts.
Game Zero the first time to see The 2017 Georgia Bulldogs with full concessions and all the bathrooms updated and open.
Register at georgiadogs.com to catch DJ Shockley Team Black and David Greene Team Red passes at half time and win prizes gift cards for the registered contestants at half time.
Register HERE :
At 9 a.m. at the Main Gate donations not canned goods can be made to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia with the first 500 getting free T-Shirt. You can also donate at Gate 6 and Gate 7 starting at 11 a.m. when they open. No backs pockets or arms on seat cushions and no umbrellas. Come watch us for free.
Dave Neal and UGA alumni Matt Stinchcomb (in the booth) and Maria Taylor (sideline) call the action on the SEC Network.
G-Day will also be carried on much of the Georgia Bulldogs Sports Network from IMG. Scott Howard and Eric Zeier will call the action, with Chuck Dowdle providing commentary from the sideline.
The Spring Awards will be handed out by Kirby at the conclusion.
It’s like Kirby WANTS us to NOT SHOW-UP. I do not think that Kirby LIKES ANY of US as fans of HIS TEAM.
We have LOADS of CONTRIVED “news” from Kirby such as Jake Fromm competing to START against Appalachian State. You believe that ? I certainly don’t.
Such as what is left of Mark Richt’s undersized OL who NEVER did shit here so far are somehow DOMINATING his defense this spring when they really none of them played last year and those who saw spot-duty who are here still couldn’t dominate Nichols State. You believe that ? I certainly don’t.
Such as Seth Emerson should have known NOT to report Deangelo Gibbs’ shoulder injury. You believe that ? I certainly don’t.
Such as “It really didn’t go down that way. Will Muschamp and I were just talking about his spring game and about his attendance of 12 thousand more than anything. There really wasn’t as much to it as it was made out to be. Will Muschamp called me and said we would not even get half capacity. If everybody knows Will Muschamp at South Carolina they know he’s calling me out. I figure we will get that. He is calling the Dog fans out.” You believe that ? I certainly don’t.
There is NO pre-game band AT ALL WHATSOEVER this coming Saturday purposely designed to make the crowd fewer then than last year’s G-Day Game. You believe that ? I certainly find it particularly hard to imagine.
And of course there sits Kirby front-and-center DOING ALL HE CAN DO to NOT PROVIDE all Georgia Bulldogs’ fans ANY INFORMATION about our team 2017 AT ALL whatsoever even going to the point of allowing NO ONE TO SPEAK but he to the press. It’s like Kirby doesn’t WANT US to follow the team or that the press is just out to get Kirby. You believe ANYTHING Kirby has said about our 2017 team ? I certainly DO NOT.
WTF Kirby ?
Don’t you want us to be fans of the program to clamor to follow our heroes ? Can ANY of this really be good in generating hype about Saturday’s G-Day Game or indeed the 2017 team Kirby ?
2 scrimmages and nothing provided by ANYONE as to what happened.
Jesus Christ Kirby.
How are we supposed to FOLLOW OUR God Damn Team Kirby ? We’ve been FOLLOWING us for a LOT longer than the one year you lost to Vandie amid your 5 losses Kirby.
You’re screwing this up Kirby.
“I am past it. I am not over it. I don’t think I ever will be and that’s a good thing.” Dan Quinn Atlanta Falcons’ head coach.
They never should have tried to have passed the ball on the play call.
Here is hoping that Kirby does not look past last Spring Practice where he FAILED TO PREPARE the players to play – not even knowing whom it was he WOULD play – let alone prepare them Spring Practice.
Unfortunately I read Kirby’s last tweet about when is G-Day Game as completely different from Dan Quinn’s latest Quote that HE is not OVER 2016 season but is past it in the print edition AJ-C Page C-4 Sports Section article by D. Orlando Ledbetter AJ-C I presume DawgNation I mean they have REBRANDED themselves as NOT AJ-C but as DawgNation right ?
One head football coach here studies where he mucked-up stands-up like a man and said I was on the headset I take OWNERSHIP therefore of the play call AND of all 3 phases of the game. It’s my bad. I have studied it. I am past it but NOT over it.
The other head coach here prior to Spring Practice appears headed to making the SAME MISTAKE year 2 as year 1 looking past Spring Practice. Kirby has NOT TAKEN OWNERSHIP of shit about 2016 and does NOT intend to considering it a THROW-AWAY season. No it wasn’t Kirby. And when G-Day Game is does not really even enter my mind right now but how can we get ALL THIS YOUTH on this team 2017 PREPARED in the up-coming Spring Practices ?
Forget the damn PROCESS and live in the damn MOMENT Kirby. You ONLY get 1 go-round. It’s NOW.
We need to not look past Spring Practice but to see the opportunity of Spring Practice to finally only now prepare the youth if they the stars of the team. This 2017 recruiting class – most especially the early enrollees – must be prepared now and not put into the position of persona non grata.
I am consumed by it –
– well that and in the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
Fans such as I and all the rest of us get so excited for G-Day game every year. This year is no exception with so much lost off last year’s disappointing 3 losses all 3 to far lesser-talented teams than our own. One of the banes of our program recently, after such a great start by Mark Richt here to begin with at Special Teams, is our horrible Special Teams’ showing again 2014. 2014 does not need to be labeled 2014-2015 season because well, we did not play any game in 2015. Did we ? We played in the Belk Bowl 98 miles NORTH in Charlotte. Only 3 SEC teams played their bowl game before us. What does that tell you ?
Every G-Day game, Mark Richt despite our weak ass Special Teams for years now, plays the ENTIRE GAME with NO PRACTICE of Special Teams.
Like they do not matter.
Like they are unimportant.
Like what we are doing is fine enough.
Or, like we play NO STARS on any of our Special Teams like all of our opponents do, and like we do not give a shit, except for a trophy for everyone, so all walk-ons get to play Special Teams.
This is what we’ve been doing.
Every G-Day Game the same exact format of NO SPECIAL TEAMS.
Excuse me, we do not even have a Special Teams’ Coach. Over 100 other major colleges ALL have a Special Teams coach, and by the way, damn it all, they play their stars on Special Teams.
So, as we gear up for G-Day Game after tomorrow on a beautiful not raining Saturday, I leave you with this thought
that once again 2015, there will be NO SPECIAL TEAMS play.
Some damn freaking “GAME” that is, eh ?
# 83 net punting – we’re not going to practice this, yet we can’t cover. Can we ? # 13 in SEC.
No need to practice this, is there ?
None in the world I can see.
# 59 blocked kicks allowed – we’re not going to practice this, either. We do not even know how to line up for a kick to stop the opponents from blocking them. It’s ridiculous. How in the living hell can a supposed “top team” be # 83 net punting and # 59 blocked kicks allowed, and not even practice this in game conditions ‘Tween The Hedges all of us watching and evaluating our ability to cover on our punts, or even line up for a kick to prevent opponents from taking advantage of us in what makes up at least one-third of the “GAME” of football ?
# 36 Kick-Off Returns – and all of that by TGII early and none thereafter. We have no clue how to put guys back there in position to field kick-offs who even know what to do when they get the damned ball at the 11-yard line. They call fair catch. Good Lord, Mark Richt. Is it not obvious we are way behind the 8-ball on ALL Special Teams, sir ?
Or, you just do not give a shit ?
Which is it ?
# 24 Punt Returns
# 25 Punt Returns Defense
We do not establish ourselves as a program who understands just how friqin’ important Special Teams are. We are satisfied being # 25. We do not go out and attempt to strive hard to either return punts nor defend punts. We lose game after game at these two every year. It’s the same old bullshit for Mark Richt on punt returns and punt returns defense. We make no effort to establish this as a priority to be the very best at either. No effort. No priority. And, now the day after tomorrow, no game condition practice of it.
Like it does not matter.
The freaking hell it does not matter.
Why do we lose all these games to lesser-talent teams ? Because we play Special Teams nowadays, these latest 7 years of frustrating inexplicable losses, like it is unimportant.
Don’t we ?
Isn’t that why we do not practice Special Teams with our atrocious Special Teams, any G-Day Game any more here under Mark Richt.
So, while we focus on who our quarterback is and having only 5 returning starters on either side of the ball, I leave you with this one thought for the G-Day Game :
Why is it that we fail to even try to practice in game conditions ,Special Teams, at our Annual G-Day Game ?
The answer is because Mark Richt is afraid of injuries.
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