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September 30, 2017

Imma Need a Minute

I don't have a framework to process a 41-0 win at Tennessee. This is going to take a while to understand.

T

September 27, 2017

Tennessee Path to Victory

Tonight, when Scott and I recorded the Tennessee preview of the Waitin' Since Last Saturday podcast, we talked about the Tennessee path to victory.  While I went on about protecting the ball and being successful at finding plays that allow us to score TDs instead of FGs, I was thinking about Bill Connelly's Five Factors:
Five Factors
OffenseDefense
CategoryAvg.RkAvg.RkNat'l Avg.
EFFICIENCYSuccess Rate40.8%7530.4%940.1%
EXPLOSIVENESSIsoPPP1.39140.9251.17
FIELD POSITIONAvg. FP30.56328.56029.6
FINISHING DRIVESPts. Per Trip in 405.39193.29164.38
TURNOVER MARGINEXPECTED2.0532Turnover Luck (PPG):
-3.81
ACTUAL-173
The tl;dr version is that on offense, Georgia is pedestrian at gaining the requisite number of yards to be in a position to get a first down in a series of four downs, and very good at explosive plays and converting trips inside the 40 yard line into touchdowns.  On defense, we are wrecking shop everywhere.

That isn't a surprise considering that the offensive line and edge blocking remains the one thing this team isn't excelling at.  We are much better than last year and improving, but it remains that one 'yeah, but' when you start talking about the eyeball test for the team as a whole.  Essentially, that is reflected in the advanced stats as efficiency.  

Tennessee's Dline is their best unit. The offensive line and Chaney have their work cut out for them, again, to find plays to neutralize that unit.  

T

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September 26, 2017

Auburn Hoops (shockingly) is Caught Up in Federal Bribery Case

Well, this isn't good:

Bet Bruce Pearl ends up wishing he's kept that food sales job before this is over.

UPDATE - Put South Carolina in the pile, too:
​In one alleged scheme, Emanuel Richardson, an assistant coach at the University of Arizona, Anthony Bland, a coach at the University of Southern California, and Lamont Evans, an associate coach at Oklahoma State University, were charged with accepting cash bribes from a sports agent and a financial adviser.
Mr. Evans, until March, coached at the University of South Carolina, and the charges stem from his work there.

Anatomy of an Interception

One of the things I was most worried about going into the Mississippi State game was how Fitzgerald was capable of using his legs to hurt aggressive defenses.  Giving credit where it is due, Georgia did a fantastic job of keeping him in front of them and delivering strong messages that running isn't the best choice when he made that decision.

However, there was one play in the third quarter that was emblematic of the usefulness of not delivering that big hit message.


If the video doesn't start at 1:17, go there. Mississippi State is first and ten and opts to run Fitzgerald on a designed keeper that gains about two yards that ends with him getting chased out of bounds. The rub: it was from the left hash mark to the wide side of the field.  That is a 45+ yard run to gain two yards.

Fitzgerald then attempts a pass on an out pattern that was thrown wide of his receiver.  Not taking away anything from Baker's very good read on the play, but it was a throw that a QB with fresh legs has a bit more touch on.

Extrapolating that to what Tennessee wants to do, we won't likely see Dormady run like that...unless we make him. Tennessee will hope to establish a running game with Kelly to set up looks for Dormady down field.  Dormady is much less comfortable facing pressure than Fitzgerald is, so getting to him early and often makes plays like Baker made that much more likely.

TW

September 25, 2017

Vandy kickoff at Noon

SEC games for the October 7th weekend:

SEC Television Schedule for Saturday, October 7, 2017:
  • Ole Miss at Auburn, Noon ET/11 am CT on ESPN, ESPN2, or SEC Network*
  • Georgia at Vanderbilt, Noon ET/11 am CT on ESPN, ESPN2, or SEC Network*
  • LSU at Florida, 3:30 pm ET/2:30 pm CT on CBS
  • Arkansas at South Carolina, 4 pm ET/3 pm CT on SEC Network
  • Alabama at Texas A&M, 7:15 pm ET/6:15 pm CT on ESPN
  • Missouri at Kentucky, 7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT on SEC Network
*Network designation to be determined after the games of September 30

WSLS Ep 101: Mississippi State Post Game

Will and Tony replays the win over Mississippi State.




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September 24, 2017

My Favorite Series Last Night

This is about pride:

2-10 UGA 22 Thompson,K. pass complete to Thomas,Deddrick for 20 yards to the UGA2, 1ST DOWN MS (R. P15
LeCounte).
1-G UGA 02 Hill,Kylin rush for 1 yard to the UGA1 (Malik Herring;Juwan Taylor).
2-G UGA 01 Hill,Kylin rush for loss of 1 yard to the UGA2 (Monty Rice).
End of game, clock 00:00.
10 plays, 46 yards, 3:00

That pure standing up and saying you won't do this tonight, despite it not mattering to the outcome. That is what teams going places do.

As impressive as everything else that happened last night was, that was the most impressive series to me.
TW

September 19, 2017

Mississippi State Bulletin Board Alert

Reading over a Jackson Clairon-Ledger article on former UGA turned Bizzaro Dawg Johnathan Abram, this jumped out at me:


“It will be a great feeling,” Abram said. “To get a chance to go between the hedges but on the opposite side ... I mean, I just look forward to going in with my team and, honestly, just beating the brakes off of them.”

That's cool and all, but I'll still take another one point, win.

September 18, 2017

Georgia at Tennessee to kickoff at 3:30 on CBS

Good thing we had that artificial sun installed in the IPF.  Also, if you go to Knoxville, you'll still be home in time to see kickoff for that Ole Miss at Alabama game.

SEC Television Schedule for Saturday, September 30, 2017:
  • Vanderbilt at Florida, Noon ET/11 am CT on ESPN
  • New Mexico State at Arkansas, Noon ET/11 am CT on SEC Network
  • Georgia at Tennessee, 3:30 pm ET/2:30 pm CT on CBS
  • Eastern Michigan at Kentucky, 4 pm ET/3 pm CT on SEC Network
  • Mississippi State at Auburn, 6 pm ET/5 pm CT on ESPN
  • Troy at LSU, 7 pm ET/6 pm CT on ESPNU
  • South Carolina at Texas A&M, 7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT on SEC Network
  • Ole Miss at Alabama, 9 pm ET/8 pm CT on ESPN

September 11, 2017

SEC Kickoff Times for September 23rd - UGA vs Mississippi State is Night Game

Man, when did we become LSU?


September 6, 2017

NE Georgia Georgia vs. Notre Dame Watch Party

Y'all... (from the UGA Alumni Association)

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 Calling All Dawgs!

 Game Watching Party: UGA vs. Notre Dame 


Once a Dawg, always a Dawg! Gather your friends and family and join us for a Northeast Georgia Mountains game watching party at The Tiger Drive-In Theater as the Georgia Bulldogs play the Fighting Irish on Saturday, September 9.

Tailgating will begin at 4:30 p.m., which is three hours before kick-off. The Drive-In has a full menu at the TDI Grill and will be smoking ribs on their special grill with two sides. You are welcome to bring your own picnic and snacks but grilling won't be allowed due to interference with projecting the game on the big screen. Fans are welcome to camp in the theater at no additional charge and bathrooms and a shower are available.

Alumni and friends of all ages are invited to this fun event attended by passionate graduates and fans of the University of Georgia. Advance purchase tickets are available now for $15 per person ($5 for those age 11 and under) by emailing tom@tigerdrivein.com. A theater rep will call you to take your payment by phone. Tickets will be available at the gate for $20 per person and $5 for those under the age of 11. Family dogs are also welcome and free!

For more information, contact the Tiger Drive-In at tom@tigerdrivein.com or 404-680-5066.

Be sure to share photos of your game day experience with the UGA Alumni Association using #AlwaysADawg on social media.

See you there - Go Dawgs!

 When
Saturday 
September 9
 4:30 p.m.
Where
2956 Old US Hwy 441 S
Tiger, Georgia

WSLS Ep. 096 - Notre Dame Preview

We deep dive into Notre Dame. Scott learns that Notre Dame's starting WR isn't named after the second biggest Catholic HS in Evansville.

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September 5, 2017

Pick'em gets so many perfect scores! I'm struggling down in the 100's.  All Saturday games this week. Be sure to get your picks in before you leave for Notre Dame.

SEASON STANDINGS through Week 2
You
Selection Name
Rank
W-L
Pts
@epbilal113-091
tcayea113-091
bibbity_bobbity_bobo113-091
scgamecock113-091
AppHeelz113-091
The Killer Reptilian113-091
crafdog113-091

WSLS Ep. 095 - App State Postgame

We review the Dawgs' win over App State.

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September 1, 2017

This is What I Want to See Tomorrow

(NSFW lyrics)

In all seriousness, we have 17 more points of talent than App State. No disrespect intended, but that is how I see it.  Tomorrow is nothing less than an evaluation on how Kirby and his staff are progressing as teaching coaches, and could be the same for Kirby as a game planning coach.

Here's to getting after it.
TW

WSLS Ep. 094 - Gameweek: App State Comes to Athens

We spend a lot of time discussing saving podcasts at the end of recording.

Also, a comprehensive look at Georgia's season, App State, and week one pick'em match ups.
 

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