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21 minutes ago, 95Dawg said:

Gave me chills

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12 hours ago, 95Dawg said:

Don't believe ole Ben has any bad weight

and this was before the season

 

While there are no official strength numbers to prove it, there are probably few players on the Georgia team stronger than redshirt freshman Ben Cleveland. The 6-foot-7, 340-pound offensive lineman is a walking muscle.

In a video from FOX 5's Justin Felder, Bulldogs' senior wide receiver Javon Wims details one time Cleveland was doing bench press reps during a weight room test before the season.

"Ben bench-pressed 225 50 times, and they stopped him," Wims said. "I am pretty sure he could have done more."

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18 minutes ago, RandomFan said:

While there are no official strength numbers to prove it, there are probably few players on the Georgia team stronger than redshirt freshman Ben Cleveland. The 6-foot-7, 340-pound offensive lineman is a walking muscle.

 

In a video from FOX 5's Justin Felder, Bulldogs' senior wide receiver Javon Wims details one time Cleveland was doing bench press reps during a weight room test before the season.

 

"Ben bench-pressed 225 50 times, and they stopped him," Wims said. "I am pretty sure he could have done more."

The OL personnel that UGA will have as second-stringers in a couple years, will be as good as or better, than most Power5 teams starting OL.  The first team OL at UGA will truly be scary good....

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3 hours ago, RandomFan said:

While there are no official strength numbers to prove it, there are probably few players on the Georgia team stronger than redshirt freshman Ben Cleveland. The 6-foot-7, 340-pound offensive lineman is a walking muscle.

 

In a video from FOX 5's Justin Felder, Bulldogs' senior wide receiver Javon Wims details one time Cleveland was doing bench press reps during a weight room test before the season.

 

"Ben bench-pressed 225 50 times, and they stopped him," Wims said. "I am pretty sure he could have done more."

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3 hours ago, RandomFan said:

While there are no official strength numbers to prove it, there are probably few players on the Georgia team stronger than redshirt freshman Ben Cleveland. The 6-foot-7, 340-pound offensive lineman is a walking muscle.

 

In a video from FOX 5's Justin Felder, Bulldogs' senior wide receiver Javon Wims details one time Cleveland was doing bench press reps during a weight room test before the season.

 

"Ben bench-pressed 225 50 times, and they stopped him," Wims said. "I am pretty sure he could have done more."

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On 1/6/2018 at 3:06 PM, DawgBone said:

Well, what's his excuse now? 

because that wasn't his only issue.. he won't publicly say a girl was behind his struggles. 

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54 minutes ago, SacFalcFan said:

because that wasn't his only issue.. he won't publicly say a girl was behind his struggles. 

Kirby hired a mental conditioning coach, too. :tiphat: 

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39 minutes ago, (((Billy Ocean))) said:

Kirby hired a mental conditioning coach, too. :tiphat: 

kirby just added the title to an existing coach.  good job that beamer has done a very good job and butler is a student.. kirby didn't hire a special team's only coach which is what we were told had to happen to have good special teams...  regarding walsh his big issues were due to his girlfriend leaving him before the season, which we talked about ad nauseum on this board.  

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30 minutes ago, RandomFan said:

Kirby hired Errrbody!

it's amazing that we have more support staff than nick saban and bama has.. that is freaking unbelievable.. the booze brothers are all in.. 

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Just a testament to the type of kids we have and how Kirby is building it the right way. I know this one stings, especially on the heels of the Super Bowl. But this is just the tip of the iceberg with UGA. I still 100% believe we are about to go on one **** of a 20+ year run that will rival the previous decade of Bama dominance when it's all said and done.

 

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4 minutes ago, RandomFan said:

Just a testament to the type of kids we have and how Kirby is building it the right way. I know this one stings, especially on the heels of the Super Bowl. But this is just the tip of the iceberg with UGA. I still 100% believe we are about to go on one **** of a 20+ year run that will rival the previous decade of Bama dominance when it's all said and done.

 

tough pill to swallow. 

but good on those guys for standing in there and taking it. Better than some would've/have done. 

I really do think we will be back sooner than expected. 

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Hmm, seems more like a speculation piece than anything, but it's newsworthy I guess.

https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/uw-husky-football/sources-georgia-qb-jacob-eason-the-former-lake-steven-star-expected-to-transfer-to-uw/

Sources: Georgia QB Jacob Eason, the former Lake Stevens star, expected to transfer to UW

Barring a last-minute change of heart, former Lake Stevens High star quarterback Jacob Eason is expected to transfer from Georgia to Washington for the next step in his college football career, multiple sources told The Seattle Times.

Eason, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, would have to sit out the 2018 season under NCAA transfer rules. He would then have two seasons of eligibility remaining after that.

The 2015 Gatorade national player of the year at Lake Stevens, Eason opened this season as Georgia’s starting quarterback but a sprained left knee ligament knocked him out of the season opener. True freshman Jake Fromm took over for Eason and never relinquished the job, leading the Bulldogs to an SEC championship and a spot in Monday’s national championship game in Atlanta.

In a brief interview after the Bulldogs’ 26-23 loss to Alabama on Monday night, Eason said he has not made a final decision about his future.

“Going to sit down with my family and figure that out,” Eason told The Seattle Times’ Stefanie Loh in Atlanta. “Right now, I’m just spending time with this team … and we’ll go from there.”

Asked if he has talked with UW coaches about a possible transfer, he said: “I have not. That’s illegal.”

A former five-star recruit, Eason had considered the Huskies during his initial recruitment out of Lake Stevens. In 2014, during Chris Petersen’s first spring at UW, Eason was a regular at Husky practices, throwing a football with friends on the Husky Stadium sideline while wearing Husky gear.

He wound up sticking with his long-standing commitment to Georgia, and then won the starting job as a true freshman in 2016. That season, he threw for 2,430 yards with 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

After recovering from his knee injury midway through this season, Eason remained the backup to Fromm. As Georgia made a run to its first College Football Playoff berth, and a thrilling victory over Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl, Eason said he tried to be a team player.

“It was a learning year, for sure,” Eason said Monday night. “I learned from it and I think ultimately it was a good year to have under my belt, something that will help me out in the future. Something to look back on whenever I’m in doubt or I’ve got some problems. It was a learning year and I’m glad — proud as **** of Jake and this team for what they did and what they accomplished. It was a great season.”

 

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4 minutes ago, RandomFan said:

Hmm, seems more like a speculation piece than anything, but it's newsworthy I guess.

https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/uw-husky-football/sources-georgia-qb-jacob-eason-the-former-lake-steven-star-expected-to-transfer-to-uw/

Sources: Georgia QB Jacob Eason, the former Lake Stevens star, expected to transfer to UW

Barring a last-minute change of heart, former Lake Stevens High star quarterback Jacob Eason is expected to transfer from Georgia to Washington for the next step in his college football career, multiple sources told The Seattle Times.

Eason, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, would have to sit out the 2018 season under NCAA transfer rules. He would then have two seasons of eligibility remaining after that.

The 2015 Gatorade national player of the year at Lake Stevens, Eason opened this season as Georgia’s starting quarterback but a sprained left knee ligament knocked him out of the season opener. True freshman Jake Fromm took over for Eason and never relinquished the job, leading the Bulldogs to an SEC championship and a spot in Monday’s national championship game in Atlanta.

In a brief interview after the Bulldogs’ 26-23 loss to Alabama on Monday night, Eason said he has not made a final decision about his future.

“Going to sit down with my family and figure that out,” Eason told The Seattle Times’ Stefanie Loh in Atlanta. “Right now, I’m just spending time with this team … and we’ll go from there.”

Asked if he has talked with UW coaches about a possible transfer, he said: “I have not. That’s illegal.”

A former five-star recruit, Eason had considered the Huskies during his initial recruitment out of Lake Stevens. In 2014, during Chris Petersen’s first spring at UW, Eason was a regular at Husky practices, throwing a football with friends on the Husky Stadium sideline while wearing Husky gear.

He wound up sticking with his long-standing commitment to Georgia, and then won the starting job as a true freshman in 2016. That season, he threw for 2,430 yards with 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

After recovering from his knee injury midway through this season, Eason remained the backup to Fromm. As Georgia made a run to its first College Football Playoff berth, and a thrilling victory over Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl, Eason said he tried to be a team player.

“It was a learning year, for sure,” Eason said Monday night. “I learned from it and I think ultimately it was a good year to have under my belt, something that will help me out in the future. Something to look back on whenever I’m in doubt or I’ve got some problems. It was a learning year and I’m glad — proud as **** of Jake and this team for what they did and what they accomplished. It was a great season.”

 

I wish him well with whatever he decides.  He handled this year admirably.

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1 minute ago, RandomFan said:

Even as a homer, I disagree. We're perhaps Top 3, but not #1.

 

 

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Good old Lane Kiffin...

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https://georgia.247sports.com/Bolt/Georgia-vs-Alabama-Lane-Kiffin-says-Crimson-Tide-preferred-Tua-Tagovailoa-over-Jake-Fromm-113458536

Former Alabama offensive coordinator and current FAU head coach Lane Kiffin is not afraid to express his opinion, making him a favorite guest of sports media outlets. On Tuesday, following the College Football Playoff National Championship, Kiffin joined the Dan Patrick Show to discuss the game.

After discussing how Tua Tagovailoa would have transferred had he not played Monday, Kiffin was asked by Patrick, or more accurately, led to say that Alabama actually preferred Tua over Jake Fromm when he flipped to Georgia.

"Also what you are saying is, when Fromm turned down Alabama to attend Georgia, Alabama did not shed a tear because you guys liked Tua better than Fromm," Patrick said.

Kiffin did not hide from the statement.

"Yeah, obviously that was never released publicly because you cannot talk about recruits and you are not going to say that afterward," Kiffin said. "But now that I am not there, I can tell you that story."

When Kirby Smart took the Georgia job, he made Fromm, then still verbally committed to Alabama, his first quarterback offer back in Dec. 2015. Fromm remained committed to Alabama until March 3, 2016.

"We thought Fromm was great when we watched him practice," Kiffin said. "This guy was an unbelievable leader, a great baseball player, great command of the team in practice. You knew this guy was going to be really, really, special."

Five days later, Alabama offered Tagovailoa. He would commit to the Crimson Tide on May 2, 2016. Tagovailoa entered the national championship in the second half, where he would complete 14-of-24 passes for 166 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception, adding 27 rushing yards and throwing the game-winning touchdown in overtime.

"But when you just watch Tua's talent. this was off-the-charts unique," Kiffin said. "Fromm is a great leader, Fromm is very talented. But Jake Fromm's not a first-round draft pick. You don't watch him and say that guy is going to be a first-round draft pick. You watch and say that guy is a great college quarterback. If he has the right surrounding cast also, which he does have a phenomenal cast around him.

"Tua's got a higher ceiling."

 

 

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Can't argue with Tua's talent. He's definitely got the "it" factor. At the end of the day, he could very well become more accomplished than Fromm. He's already off to a very good start.

 

 

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