Thursday, June 19, 2014

Early Vegas lines predict UGA going 11-1!

Post by Mike

Early Vegas odds have Bulldogs going 11-1 with a loss to Carolina.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

73 Days And Counting Down!

Post by Mike

The way the Braves are playing we need college football to get here and soon!

I have no idea who will win the first week, but I can pick a few that will not cover.

They are in BOLD.

Saturday - August 30 -2014

Arkansas at Auburn (-24)

Colorado St vs Colorado (-4) (Denver)
Clemson at Georgia (-9)
California at Northwestern (-9.5)
UCLA (-21.5) at Virginia
Ohio St (-14) vs Navy (Baltimore) - OSU lost a lot of players! Navy returns a lot.
Penn St (-2.5) vs UCF (Ireland)
West Virginia vs Alabama (-27.5) (Atlanta) That's a big week one number with a new QB.
Florida St (-17) vs Oklahoma St (Arlington) Just a hunch, but the ego may need deflating.
LSU (-7) vs Wisconsin (Houston)

UGH.... Another reason why Auburn will be hard to handle.

Post by Mike

Maybe we can reverse Goudy the Tigers/War Eagles/Plainsmen into a losing season, but so far the annalist are making a strong case for them repeating as SEC Champions.

This next Phil Steele breakdown shows the 2 deep rosters giving higher points for more experienced players.

Auburn ranks highest among the SEC with 79 points:

Phil Steele's 2 deep breakdown

Between that and UGA being favored in every game except that road battle at Carolina, the November 15 match up in Athens is looking HUGE!

Right now Georgia is favored by 1 point over Auburn. Hope we remember to knock the pass to the ground!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Career O Line Starts Returning

Post by Mike
William and I promised an old friend we would get back to regular posting on the Blog for this college football season, so here goes.

As a Phil Steele believer I am a bit distressed over his favorite stat, “Career O Line Starts Returning”. Or more basically, how seasoned and deep is your o-line? I clicked on his link expecting UGA to be in the top 20, but my hopes were shattered to find us ranked at 81, and tied with Notre Dame, with 54 combined starts.

Even more troubling is the fact that FSU ranked 10 at 114, Auburn 11 at 113, and South Carolina 10 at 112.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday observations:

Post by Mike

A few observations:

Nothing went as planned. A failed two point conversion kept Ohio State alive while a failed field goal killed the Tide.

Saban was outcoached by a “high school” guy, Tech became passing efficient, Florida stunk out loud… again, and a football game between Duke and Carolina Northern was significant. The apocalypse can’t be far away.

To make things even more interesting, consider the possibilities of the BCS matchups.

BCS Standings as of 12/2/2013
1 – FSU                                 ACC Championship vs. Duke
2 – Ohio State                    Big-10 Championship vs. Michigan State
3 – Auburn                          SEC Championship vs. Missouri
4 – Alabama                       Sitting in Tuscaloosa.
5 – Missouri                        SEC Championship vs. Auburn
6 – Oklahoma St.              host Oklahoma.

The easy part and most certain of the equation is this – if FSU beats Duke, they play for the title. Other than that, we will have to wait and let “the process” play out. (By the way… is teaching your field goal unit how to cover kicks a part of “the process”?)

If Michigan State can beat Ohio State – very possible – then the door is back open to the SEC. Auburn could slide into the title game on tipped passes and greedy dumb play calls, but they will have to beat Mizzou to get there.  A Buckeye loss and Mizzou win and guess who could be invited to dinner? That’s right – Bama. 

Think that would burn up the Auburn faithful?

Want some real craziness? What if FSU (highly unlikely) and Ohio State lose, and Auburn wins in Atlanta – can you say rematch?

The highlights of last weekend’s crazy ending were on the Today show this morning. The Today show…

How much hype would there be if we got an Iron Bowl re-match?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday observations

Post by Mike

Monday observations:

- The injury to Murray is typical of this entire season. While we aren't mired in the depths of hell with Florida, we are having some very bad luck. Fumbles on the goal line against Mizzou. Special team brain farts. The Auburn game. It’s just one of those years when Lady Luck gets to kick your butt even when you are down.

There is, however, in all this pile of poop, a bright spot.

Hutson Mason will not take his first big game action snap under the lights at Sanford Stadium on August 30, 2014 against Clemson. Instead he’ll enter next season with one half of the Kentucky game, the Georgia Tech game, fifteen bowl practices and the bowl game under his belt. Can anyone say “Silver Lining”?

Sorry about that knee Murray, but this may be the turning point for ole’ Lady Luck.

 - The Buckeye and Auburn lobbyist are out in full force on Facebook and Twitter.

Which one is more deserving of a shot at the BCS... yada yada. I’m certain Satan the Elf’s (STE henceforth) head is about to explode over that discussion.

 - For a brief moment I feel kind of bad for Boom. He is, after all, a Georgia alumnus. That loss to Georgia Southern was another reminder of just how much of a mess “Soft on Crime” (SOC henceforth) left behind when he quit, didn’t, then quit again because his tummy hurt. I guess his tummy doesn’t hurt when he gets to play Indiana and Illinois.

Please give Boom one more year Florida! We kind of like him being in Gainesville.

So at the moment we have four teams that could play in Atlanta for the SEC/National Title. Auburn or Alabama out of the West, Mizzou or Carolina out of the East. Personally I would prefer to see Spurrier vs.  STE. Bama would likely win, but the chess match would be epic.

Monday, November 18, 2013

A few observations.

Post by Mike
  • -          On a positive note, Georgia is young and talented. Sure we lose Murray, but everyone else on both sides of the ball returns. Remember what happened to Tennessee the year after Peyton went to the big leagues?
  • -          Not sure if the coaching staff has thought about this, but it might be time for some situational coaching. For example maybe our receivers should hear – “If the clock is below 10 seconds and you are not going to be able to score, don’t catch the ball. Bat it to the ground.” Maybe our defensive backs should hear – “On fourth down… in game critical situations… don’t try to intercept the ball. Bat it to the ground.” They should hear this all year long, and during critical timeouts.
  • -     UGA's talent evaluation could be improved too. We wanted Cam to be a tight end? Marshall a cornerback? If that was our way of telling Cam, “We aren’t into paying players” I’m fine with it, but if that was a true evaluation…. Houston we have a problem.
  • -          The Iron Bowl will be very interesting!
  • -          Alabama still has to beat Auburn and the SEC East Champion for a shot at a third straight title. Meanwhile, back at the Bat Cave… Ohio State has to top mighty Indiana, Michigan and most likely Michigan State to stay in the hunt. Come on Sparty! Please save the fans of college football the torture of watching “Soft on Crime” getting humiliated by FSU in the BCS. I would much prefer a Rose Bowl beat down by Oregon to put the Buckeyes back in their place.
  • -          Of course the ‘Noles still have to play Idaho, Florida and either Duke or Tech in the ACC Championship. Excuse me… I just threw up a little bit in my mouth. While that Florida game and the District Attorney are challenges, FSU should make it to the title game.

  •         Bama fans are their own worst enemy. Twitter lit up with critical comments after the Tide beat Mississippi State 20-0. Hey guys… you’re undefeated and in the hunt for a third straight title! And Texas… who has more money than you… is gona be in the market for a new coach… Y’all had better Zip It!