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October 20, 2016

Is a bowl on the line?

I think it is a fair question. So does Bill Connelly:

DateOpponentOpp. S&P+ RkWin
Proj. Wins
29-Octvs. Florida913%L-19.513.5 - 33.04.13
5-Novat Kentucky7749%L-0.626.3 - 26.94.61
12-NovAuburn816%L-17.317.8 - 35.04.77
19-NovUL-Lafayette10978%W13.333.2 - 19.95.55
26-NovGeorgia Tech5545%L-2.125.9 - 27.96.00
If you are keeping score at home, his stats only show Georgia as a favorite in one more game this summer. More stunning to me is that they have us as an underdog at Kentucky and at home vs. Georgia Tech.

No one ever said greatness would be easy.

October 19, 2016

SEC Pre-Season Media Picks

The pick UGA to finish fourth. JJ Frazier gets first team guard selection. Yante Maten gets second team nod at forward

I'd take that.

SEC Media picks:

Preseason Media Poll
  1. Kentucky
  2. Florida
  3. Texas A&M
  4. Georgia
  5. Arkansas
  6. Vanderbilt
  7. Alabama
  8. South Carolina
  9. Ole Miss
  10. Mississippi State
  11. Auburn
  12. LSU
  13. Tennessee
  14. Missouri
First Team All‐SEC
Moses Kingsley - Arkansas, F, 6‐10, 230, Sr., Abuja, Nigeria
J.J. Frazier - Georgia, G, 5‐10, 155, Sr., Glennville, Ga.
Edrice "Bam" Adebayo - Kentucky, F, 6‐10, 260, Fr., Little Washington, N.C.
De'Aaron Fox - Kentucky, G, 6‐3, 187, Fr., Houston, Texas
Tyler Davis - Texas A&M, C, 6‐10, 270, So., Plano, Texas
Second Team All‐SEC
KeVaughn Allen - Florida, G, 6‐2, 183, So., Little Rock, Ark.
Yante Maten - Georgia, F, 6‐8, 240, Jr., Pontiac, Mich.
Isaiah Briscoe - Kentucky, G, 6‐3, 210, So., Newark, N.J.
Malik Monk - Kentucky, G, 6‐3, 200, Fr., Lepanto, Ark.
Antonio Blakeney - LSU, G, 6‐4, 190, So., Sarasota, Fla.
Quinndary Weatherspoon - Mississippi State, G, 6‐4, 202, So., Canton, Miss.
Luke Kornet - Vanderbilt, F, 7‐1, 250, Sr., Lantana, Texas
SEC Player of the Year: Moses Kingsley, Arkansas

October 18, 2016

WSLS Ep. 060 - Vanderbilt post game

We discuss the Vanderbilt game.

This is a start...

I've been on about a leadership void in Georgia's locker room considering the lack of upperclassmen. Well, this qualifies as brighter news in that regard:
“I hope it’s a tough few weeks,” junior outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter said. “I plan on pushing our players. The leadership is going to push our players and if you’re not ready to respond then that’s going to be a rough two weeks for you. We’re going to come out in these two weeks and work. That’s all we can do is grind.”
Not so much for the ball player patois, but because of who delivered it. Carter is exactly the guy you'd like to see step up, IMHO.  I grant he may have been doing it all season, but in a week when it looked like the team hadn't practiced two things they knew they'd see (kickoffs and a screen pass to Ralph Webb), I'll take anything.


(h/t Berniedawg)

October 17, 2016

The delicate line between rebuilding and winning now

I don't believe any reasonable person would tell you they thought Georgia was going to make significant progress with a new head coach. We could all debate what we thought significant progress means, especially considering the winning percentage of Mark Richt, but very few would have thought losing to a bad Vanderbilt and nearly doing so against a much worse Nicholls team was on the table.

Hell, I thought we'd be 9-3.

That being said, Kirby is balancing winning now with building the program he envisions.

Those two things are in direct competition with each other, with the hearts, minds, and dollars of Georgia fans at stake. Think I'm kidding?
“I know that Kirby is going to build it - I really do believe that because I know what he’s about from over the last two decades. I know he’s going to get it. He has major drive. He has an edge,” another said. “But I’m not going back to games until he does. When he builds it I will be there. I don’t have time for that stuff right now. I’ve got kids. We are busy.”
That is from one of Legge's insiders.

It bears watching as we go through the season. Here's the thing: There isn't another game on the schedule that is a 'no way we can win' game. The flip side is that 6-6 is on the table. When you add in an increase in cost for 2017, that could spell a significant decrease in season tickets sold for next season.

While it isn't time to send Kevin Bacon into the homecoming crowd yelling 'all is well, keep calm,' those problems go higher up than the football program.

Just going to leave this here

HINT: They aren't polite about our coaching staff's decisions. Nor should they be.

Shutdown Fullcast

October 15, 2016

The Good News for Today

We don't have to suffer through firing Mark Richt on a random Saturday night in October.

October 13, 2016

WSLS Ep 059 - Homecoming 2016

Scott and I wax poetic about homecoming. Also, Scott wants to know all about your fantasy football team. Yes, really.

October 11, 2016


Will and I review Georgia staying undefeated against South Carolina on Sundays.

October 6, 2016

Georgia vs. South Carolina moved to Sunday

According to Muschamp on his radio show. I've seen 2:30 thrown around, including from Josh Kendall, the Gamecock beat writer at The State. It is still going to be on SECN, apparently.

LSU at Florida postponed

No word on if they'll play it sometime down the road. No idea if this'll make any difference in our game, that is still slated to kickoff at 7:30 on Saturday night.

Also, LSU finally got out of the Florida crossover game. Well played Coach O.

October 5, 2016

Waitin' Since Last Saturday Ep. 057 - South Carolina preview

We discuss game locations, baseball metaphors, and take about two minutes to do picks.

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Is Jim Cantore in Columbia?

In all seriousness, it is looking more like a trip to Atlanta is in the works:
There is a good chance they’re going to end up playing in the Georgia Dome. That has to come with a rather significant “if” qualifier. As in, if the game is canceled at Williams-Brice Stadium because of weather associated with Hurricane Matthew, then it will end up in Atlanta.
We discussed it on the podcast recorded last night, and it'd probably take Georgia State moving their game up. Ticket wise, I don't know if they'd play to an empty stadium or just open the gates. Either way, it looks like there won't be post apocalyptic tailgating this year.

October 4, 2016

Keep an eye on the weather

Looking like there could be some impact from Hurricane Matthew, up to and including moving the game location and/or time.

There there is this:

The decision will get worked out between the conference and the schools. It'll be announced on South Carolina's official athletics page, if it comes to that. I'd expect something by tomorrow morning.


October 3, 2016

Georgia vs. Vandy game time set

We'll kick off at noon on SEC Network.

Rest of the SEC schedule:

SEC Football Television Schedule for the weekend of October 15:
Fri., Oct. 1410:15 p.m.Mississippi State at BYUESPN
Sat., Oct. 1512:00 p.m.Vanderbilt at GeorgiaSEC Network
Sat., Oct. 153:30 p.m.Alabama at TennesseeCBS
Sat., Oct. 154:00 p.m.Missouri at FloridaSEC Network
Sat., Oct. 157:00 p.m.Ole Miss at ArkansasESPN
Sat., Oct. 157:30 p.m.Southern Miss at LSUSEC Network
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