May 21, 2015
I reached out to get a sense of how his formula works:
@TylerDawgden Projections primarily based on 5yr efficiency weighted for more recent data. Transition data includes ret starters, recruiting— Brian Fremeau (@bcfremeau) May 21, 2015
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Michigan State
PS. If you are into advanced stats, Connelly and Fremeau are the go to guys.
May 20, 2015
The most surprising teams in the top 10: Georgia, Ole Miss, and UCLA. Well, Georgia being third is surprising. I included each set of rankings so you could understand what the numbers see. Georgia has been one of the most consistently awesome teams in the country (fourth in weighted five-year history) and benefits from that here.I can't say I disagree with him, though we did well in his stats last year. In fact, UGA was easily the most confusing team for him to figure out last year, something he mentioned on more than one occasion. Based on his stats, Georgia will be a favorite in every game they play this year, save two, Alabama and Auburn.
The top ten:
|Conf||Proj. S&P+||Rk||2014 Rk||Proj. change||5-year performance||Returning starters impact||Recruiting impact|
|Ohio State||Big Ten||24.0||2||1||-1||2||1||9|
|Michigan State||Big Ten||17.2||9||11||2||8||13||22|
This is a predictor of what will happen, it is, especially in May, a look at what should happen. Don't book flights to Arizona yet.
May 8, 2015
Everett Golson certainly brings some experience to the table, but the article notes his spotty academic record. What it didn't talk about was his game performances, which went from pretty good to down right horrifying (for a more expansive treatment, see his game against Arizona State, where I'm pretty sure he just turned the ball over again).
Still, I can see him transferring. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly didn't exactly mince words about his play during the season. Even if he's the starter this fall, which it appears he would be, he may have to have a spectacular season to keep from getting the hook at any given time.
I guess South Carolina makes more sense because they have a younger QB stepping in to the starting role. The upside for UGA is that there is a new offensive coordinator, and less guess work about what our offense will be like, considering our RB situation.
Though after playing for Kelly, I'd have to say playing for Richt over Spurrier would be a nice change, too.
April 30, 2015
Great human interest story about Louisville DE Lorenzo Mauldin and his path to the NFL draft. He's from Atlanta, grew up in foster care and is a testament to the value of the little things people can do that have a big future impact on the life of kids.
April 29, 2015
Dasher has an update:
@AnthonyDasher1: ICYMI, AD Greg McGarity offered this update Tuesday night on Georgia's new IPF https://uga.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1761687 http://twitter.com/AnthonyDasher1/status/593454335721414656/photo/1
So Hoke Smith and environs are safe.
April 27, 2015
Today, we are talking about what makes a successful season. Plenty of winning the East thoughts there.
As a side note, I like Bernie's comment on everyone being in the same page.
April 24, 2015
Good luck, Cam.
April 23, 2015
April 22, 2015
March 20, 2015
I'm bummed we lost this game. We fought back against a better, more athletic team. We probably just missed another layup or put back.
Thanks to Neme, Marcus, and Taylor for being Damn Good Dawgs.
March 19, 2015
March 16, 2015
He ends his career with 944 total wins, 862 of them at UGA. He's taken teams to eight final fours, been in the Sweet 16 in 20 of his 36 season. We are one of only three programs to have never posted a losing season in women's basketball since it became an NCAA sport.
Georgia Sports Blog thanks Coach Landers for all he's done for UGA athletics. He's a Damn Good Dawg that has given his heart and soul to the Bulldogs.
March 15, 2015
Which it sure looks like they did. Michigan State finished the B1.5G as the third a conference with seven teams that made the field, and too one seed Wisconsin to OT in the B1.5G championship. To give you an idea, North Carolina and Georgetown both had similar records, RPI profiles, and good wins/bad losses, but are seeded 4th. Our records look the same, both in conference and out of conference, but two things stand way out about Michigan State vis a vis Georgia: how well they've played the past month (7-3, with two of those losses coming to Wisconsin) and how much better their wins look (four over top 50 RPI, including three in those past ten games.
That doesn't mean UGA is doomed, but it does mean we have a much tougher 7 seed in Michigan State than say Iowa or VCU.
UGA faces Michigan State 12:40pm Friday on TruTV.