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October 21, 2014

Bovada Odds has Georgia moving on up

Odds courtesy of Bovada.

Alabama                                   8/1                     6/1
Mississippi State                       7/1                    13/2
Florida State                             6/1                     7/1
Mississippi                               15/2                   15/2
Oregon                                     14/1                   15/2
Georgia                                    14/1                    8/1
Michigan State                          15/2                   9/1
Ohio State                                14/1                   10/1

I guess going on the road and winning with your fourth string TB means something to bettors.
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Profiles in irony: Bryan Allen doesn't like reporters

I know it is as shocking to you as it is to Bryan Allen, but reporters want to talk to him:
SB Nation reported that Allen's email to them said he would be "crucified if my name was released."
Copyright: Mack Williams
Used with permission

He also asked police to come back to his house late one night last week. But according to cell phone video shot by a neighbor, Allen seemed more worried about reporters than burglars.
He recognized that he'd be in for a rough patch if his name came out, while failing to see the irony of that recognition while emailing with reporters. I'm not saying it is ok for Georgia fans to assault him or burglar his house, but calling police to get the very people he was inviting into his life off of the street in front of his house is high comedy. Apparently not all publicity is good publicity.

The funniest part of his predicament is that it only ranks second in UGA's historical record of incidences where police are called to fix a problem that is caused by the doings of the person making the call.

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Stacking the Everbank Field deck

Travis Fain with a winning idea:
As Bernie has already noted, absent a friendly fan discount, the cheapest after-market tickets for the Cocktail Party are going to be on the Florida side, which is the eastern side of the stadium this year.
But you don't want to sit with Florida people. So why not target a few key sections, see if we can load those up with Georgia fans?
He graciously mentions our ticket site, but a quick glance shows lot's of tickets around the stadium still available.
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SEC Power Poll: Week 9

1. Mississippi St. Bulldogs, 164 points (8 first-place votes)
2. Ole Miss Rebels, 159 (4)
3. Auburn Tigers, 140
4. Alabama Crimson Tide, 135
5. Georgia Bulldogs, 122
6. LSU Tigers, 108
7. Texas A&M Aggies, 85
8. Arkansas Razorbacks, 78
9. Missouri Tigers, 74
10. Kentucky Wildcats, 64
11. South Carolina Gamecocks, 49
12. Florida Gators, 36
13. Tennessee Volunteers, 34
14. Vanderbilt Commodores, 12

The Dawgs are right about where you'd think. Full poll with other voter's comments can be found here.
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Will Muschamp not fired watch

October 20, 2014

Chubb and Swann Earn SEC Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week

Chubb goes over 200 yards on 30 carries. Swann had 11 tackles, a sack, and caused two fumbles.

Give Pruitt credit, moving Swann over to Star has been the key to Swann's, and the defense's, resurgence.
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Parking needed for Florida

Looking for a Lot A for the Florida game. Feel free to contact me by Friday at tylerdawgden@gmail.com, as I'm going to be out of touch for most of the week before the game.
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SEC Power Poll: Week 9

  1. Ole Miss: Top defense in the nation. That wins championships in the SEC. In 2004.
  2. Mississippi State: Can they sustain the momentum after three straight huge wins?
  3. Auburn: If South Carolina beats Auburn this week, THAT would be a Clemsoning on Auburn's part.
  4. Alabama: Maybe that Texas A&M game from 2012 has been eating at Nick Saban.
  5. Georgia: The Dawgs are probably the least respected one loss team in the nation. I've heard rumors that GameDay is picking the bye week to give the Dawgs a good game this weekend.
  6. LSU: Showing that there is still a significant gap between the East and the West.
  7. Arkansas: Maybe being due isn't the best cure for no depth.
  8. Kentucky: Kentucky is still a young team looking for answers. And LSU is better than they've shown the past couple of weeks. Alternatively, Les Miles won a bet with a voodoo woman and the SEC West better watch out.
  9. Texas A&M: Now that's the Texas A&M we thought we were getting from the Big 12.
  10. Tennessee: The Vols bowl chances are firmly placed on their ability to keep Worley from getting sacked less than 50 more times this season. I'd take the over on that, by the way.
  11. Missouri: Somewhere in Columbia, a Missouri defensive player has just scored on Florida again.
  12. South Carolina: Steve Spurrier to Florida wouldn't be the worst thing to happen to South Carolina this season.
  13. Florida: Five years ago, who would have thought that Mike Bobo was the best head coaching candidate from Georgia's 1994 team?
  14. Vandy: Bye week bump, but still just 14th in the conference.

What Blutarsky said

Many thanks to Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page for inviting me to be on the podcast this week. As you might imagine, Blutarsky had the better thought out answers to their questions, but I got a new thesaurus, so I did use some big words.
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Ole Miss fan not happy with Justin Worley

Crashes press conference to ask why he was the only Ole Miss person in the stadium Worley didn't throw an interception to.
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3 Questions Answered: Arkansas

Nice win by a team coming into their own or all the breaks means a relatively easy win?

I'm happy with either....
  1. Can Georgia neutralize their passing game? Yes and no. The middle is still a concern, but I guess it is just going to be. We have definite issues with LBs covering late releasing receivers. Still, the pass rush, particularly from the edge, made the issue fairly moot in the end.
  2. Which team wins the turnover battle? "Georgia's successes have hinged on aggressively creating turnovers, while avoiding them when we have the ball. If we win the field position battle due to turnovers, we'll win the game. That simple." - NAILED IT
  3. Can Georgia play within our themselves? This is the part I think is over looked when you consider this version of the Bulldogs. After the loss at South Carolina, everyone counted them down for the count. Hell, the pundits were giddily sweeping any chance of UGA winning both the past two games under the carpet. Georgia isn't following their little narrative, and in fact looks stronger now than they did when Gurley was allowed to play. Give that some thought. 
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October 19, 2014

Desmond Howard is now on the Nick Chubb wagon

Excellent work by @BassinDawg:

Meanwhile, on the Flats...

The AJC is in a snippy mood about Tech's second straight loss...
For two weeks, they pumped up their fan base. They inflated hopes. They made people believe that a season in which not a whole lot was expected could morph into a bowl game well north of Shreveport.
Then Georgia Tech took that balloon and shot it with bazooka. Twice.
Schultz has no problem with the offense. In fact, it looks like Tech is doing just fine recruiting the players they need to run their offense. The problem is coaching (and probably recruiting) defensive players to keep things close.
North Carolina had such low regard for Tech’s defense – and why is coordinator Ted Roof suddenly looking as beleaguered as his predecessors? – that it went for it on fourth-and-six from the Jackets’ 36 early in the fourth quarter, leading only 35-31. Result: Marquise Williams threw a touchdown pass to Mack Hollins.
And of course, StingTalk doesn't disappoint...
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The Florida Misery Files





And the change in mindset going into a bye week before Georgia-Florida is stunning:
If Muschamp keeps his job this week, he then has two weeks to get the Gators ready to face Georgia.
The Bulldogs routed Missouri on the road 34-0 last weekend. The Tigers led the Gators 42-0 at one point Saturday night.
In other words, another ugly loss likely awaits Muschamp, who is 0-3 against Georgia and 3-10 in his last 13 games overall.

Will Muschamp has issues

Not to bury the lede or anything, but...
The piece is an ode from someone tired of reporting on a team that invents new ways to go backwards. When you start pointing out the good that Brent Pease and Charlie Weis did, you know it has gotten bad. The fun part is that Dooley has been one of the more level headed when it comes to Florida.

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