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I think the writing is on the wall for ears, but i don’t understand why they keep dragging this on.

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At least I'm energized by the fact that you don't give somebody a 1 year deal if you have faith in them.

This will likely be his swan song, and I like the idea of having a much longer lead time to find the best candidate. Your AD can be a mistake you don't get to fix often.

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McGarity’s successor will be another puppet. That’s just how things go at UGA. We could bring in someone who has a much better grasp on dealing with people and being receptive to/proactive with advancing athletics across the board... but the bottom line is that the UGA athletic director does as he is told. Our AD, in principal, is not running point on pushing athletics to higher levels. I’d like to at least have someone who is proactive with bringing ideas to the table and doesn’t complain about projects like the indoor practice facility the way McGarity did. Y’all remember him asking if minds change with a certain amount of rain? Doofus.

The more promising or at least interesting development imo is Don Leebern being forced out of his position on the board of regents by Brian Kemp. Discussion can obviously get too political for the college board, but Kemp is apparently a huge proponent for UGA athletics and Leebern has been a huge problem in the past. Kemp used a technicality to void the appointments based on the timeframe (and who the submission was sent to) which Deal submitted Leebern and 2 others for new 7 year reappointments to the board before leaving office.

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16 hours ago, usmcdirtybird said:

Looks like Auburn and Tennessee games being switched in 2020 schedule.  auburn in early October and Tennessee in November.  

 

https://www.dawgnation.com/football/georgia-football-schedule-2020-auburn-tennessee

From what I understand, it’s a temporary change due to the fact that the SEC does the scheduling and simply flipping Auburn’s home/away rotation with UGA can’t be done until the current slate has run its course. That would seem to be through 2024.

Auburn is open to playing at UGA twice from what I’ve read, but the issue seems to stem from a chain reaction affecting how many home games each team has without balancing the full conference schedule.

Kirby is on board with all of it though. He’s fine with flipping the Auburn and Tennessee dates and he wants Auburn to return the home/away series rotation with two trips to Athens. It doesn’t sound like the two games at UGA can be scheduled until 2024/2025 though.

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D. Walker said Kirby knew Tua was coming in at halftime of NC Game...interesting

 

The first time we played Tua, I don’t think we prepared for him because honestlywe didn’t. Going into halftime, Coach Smart was like ‘Tua is fixing to get in the game.’ Somehow he knew. It was crazy. I went into the locker room, and I was like ‘Who is Tua?’ This year, I think we were very well-prepared and I feel like when I got hurt, the whole game changed. If you go back and watch it, I got hurt in the third quarter with six minutes left. After that, they were still calling blitzes that we had set up to Tua, but when Hurts came in the game, like I said, we were still calling blitzes. He should’ve called a timeout, got everybody together, and we probably would’ve won that game."

Walker was asked whether there was a locker room divide between those that supported sophomore quarterback Jake Fromm and freshman Justin Fields.

“No, no, never," Walker said. "If anything, it was the coaches that had the hardest decision to make. Each guy came in each day, working hard. They were trying to better the team and better themselves. That’s all that really mattered. They both were amazing guys and players as well.”

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3 hours ago, Falconsin2012 said:

D. Walker said Kirby knew Tua was coming in at halftime of NC Game...interesting

 

The first time we played Tua, I don’t think we prepared for him because honestlywe didn’t. Going into halftime, Coach Smart was like ‘Tua is fixing to get in the game.’ Somehow he knew. It was crazy. I went into the locker room, and I was like ‘Who is Tua?’ This year, I think we were very well-prepared and I feel like when I got hurt, the whole game changed. If you go back and watch it, I got hurt in the third quarter with six minutes left. After that, they were still calling blitzes that we had set up to Tua, but when Hurts came in the game, like I said, we were still calling blitzes. He should’ve called a timeout, got everybody together, and we probably would’ve won that game."

Walker was asked whether there was a locker room divide between those that supported sophomore quarterback Jake Fromm and freshman Justin Fields.

“No, no, never," Walker said. "If anything, it was the coaches that had the hardest decision to make. Each guy came in each day, working hard. They were trying to better the team and better themselves. That’s all that really mattered. They both were amazing guys and players as well.”

Right here... lol

On 2/22/2019 at 8:11 PM, Carter said:

Really good interview with D'Andre Walker on 92.9 The Game...

https://929thegame.radio.com/media/audio-channel/dgd-dandre-walker

 

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Just read one of the most stupid articles on the net

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/11-intriguing-players-to-watch-at-the-nfl-combine/ar-BBU4spY?li=BBnba9I&ocid=mailsignout

 

3. Elijah Holyfield, Georgia

Big name before he stepped on the field, the son of the former heavyweight champ comes out of the Athens running back factory (Todd Gurley, Nick Chubb, Sony Michel). Is Holyfield the next in line? He's 5-11, 215 and did break the 1,000-yard mark as a junior. Prior to that, Holyfield rushed for only 322 yards. That could be a red flag.

Say what!?!

he was behind Sony and Nick!

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1 hour ago, 95Dawg said:

Just read one of the most stupid articles on the net

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/11-intriguing-players-to-watch-at-the-nfl-combine/ar-BBU4spY?li=BBnba9I&ocid=mailsignout

 

3. Elijah Holyfield, Georgia

Big name before he stepped on the field, the son of the former heavyweight champ comes out of the Athens running back factory (Todd Gurley, Nick Chubb, Sony Michel). Is Holyfield the next in line? He's 5-11, 215 and did break the 1,000-yard mark as a junior. Prior to that, Holyfield rushed for only 322 yards. That could be a red flag.

Say what!?!

he was behind Sony and Nick!

If that person were worth a crap with sports writing, they wouldn’t be doing it for MSN.

That article is littered with similar stuff about other players.

Holyfield is probably going to take over the combine lol 

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5 hours ago, Carter said:

If that person were worth a crap with sports writing, they wouldn’t be doing it for MSN.

That article is littered with similar stuff about other players.

Holyfield is probably going to take over the combine lol 

Yup

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5 hours ago, Carter said:

If that person were worth a crap with sports writing, they wouldn’t be doing it for MSN.

That article is littered with similar stuff about other players.

Holyfield is probably going to take over the combine lol 

Totally agree

I expect Elijah to be tops in the bench reps for sure.

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18 hours ago, Yo_Lover said:

Lane Kiffin is gonna speak at UGA's coaching clinic.

Have seen some credible folks say that if the situations aligned, Kirby would not hesitate to bring him on as OC. Bulldog Bob even liked a comment saying it was more of a possibility than people think.

This was pretty recent as well. Obviously we’re going to roll with Coley and hopefully he does a great job. Really thought it was interesting when that came up about Kiffin though. I would think with the way he is kinda rebuilding his HC career that he would be looking at other HC opportunities... but I suppose being a great coordinator at UGA might be a faster track to a more desirable college or NFL gig than slogging through life at FAU.

I would have zero problem with him as OC. He’s probably one of the top tier OCs in college football.

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He's a great OC (and would welcome him), but I don't see it.  No chance we would dump Coley after 1, or 2 years...and I see LK getting a better hc gig within 3 years.  

 

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2 hours ago, Carter said:

Have seen some credible folks say that if the situations aligned, Kirby would not hesitate to bring him on as OC. Bulldog Bob even liked a comment saying it was more of a possibility than people think.

This was pretty recent as well. Obviously we’re going to roll with Coley and hopefully he does a great job. Really thought it was interesting when that came up about Kiffin though. I would think with the way he is kinda rebuilding his HC career that he would be looking at other HC opportunities... but I suppose being a great coordinator at UGA might be a faster track to a more desirable college or NFL gig than slogging through life at FAU.

I would have zero problem with him as OC. He’s probably one of the top tier OCs in college football.

Kiffin should probably realize his niche and pull a Chaney... Don't bother with HC anymore if he wants to be at a big program. A school like UGA can afford 1.2-1.5M (or more really as the market starts to tick up for top tier coordinators now) and he'd have none of the stresses that come with being a HC. I of course would hope that he figures this out slowly not quickly, as I'd love to see Coley have some quick success and then get plucked up in 3-4 years leaving us with the option of bringing him in... I wouldn't want him to be my HC, but I'd be thrilled to have him as OC.

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10 hours ago, Turkeydawg said:

He's a great OC (and would welcome him), but I don't see it.  No chance we would dump Coley after 1, or 2 years...and I see LK getting a better hc gig within 3 years.  

 

Not suggesting we would dump Coley. Kirby has full faith in Coley and he’s an important part of the staff. It was just talk about the possibility of it happening. Probability is a whole different matter.

And yeah, Kiffin would be a short stint if it did happen. Would be a fun time though. 

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On 2/26/2019 at 4:19 PM, 95Dawg said:

Totally agree

I expect Elijah to be tops in the bench reps for sure.

Well he wasn’t tops but he was third with 26 which was 1 less than second. 

Chubb did 29 last year I believe. 

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26 minutes ago, 95Dawg said:

Well he wasn’t tops but he was third with 26 which was 1 less than second. 

Chubb did 29 last year I believe. 

If it was a curling competition then he would have won.  

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Yeah I saw that. I was afraid he might not do well speed wise. Not sure if coming out a year early helped him. I still think he runs harder than his combine speed will ever show. I wish Atlanta would get him. Like 4th it 5th round. 

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11 minutes ago, Wardog357 said:

Yeah I saw that. I was afraid he might not do well speed wise. Not sure if coming out a year early helped him. I still think he runs harder than his combine speed will ever show. I wish Atlanta would get him. Like 4th it 5th round. 

I wish he would have stayed, but I doubt he would have gotten any faster.  His football speed is better than what he displayed at the combine.

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2 minutes ago, Turkeydawg said:

I wish he would have stayed, but I doubt he would have gotten any faster.  His football speed is better than what he displayed at the combine.

I watched both his runs live and he literally started in the blocks in an almost standing position. I ran a lot of track and whoever he trained with didn’t help him at all.  He had the worst take off out of any of the guys and I guarantee it cost him.

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