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Georgia Football: If The Dawgs Win The SEC Title, Should They Have A Spot In The Playoff?


Do They Have A Case? 

Georgia could make a very interesting case for the fourth playoff spot if they were to win the SEC Title. The real question is, would the Playoff committee put the Dawgs in there? I will be the first to tell you that Georgia has two of the worst losses in the SEC this year, but that does not excuse the fact that they will have to beat either Alabama or Miss State to have a shot at a playoff spot.

 

Bring Back The BCS

My biggest issue with the playoff committee is how they use the “eye test”. Just because Baylor didn’t play particularly well one week, they put TCU (who lost to Baylor) ahead of them in the polls. With all else equal I believe that head to head should matter the most. If South Carolina had one loss and Georgia had one loss, then South Carolina should have the nod over Georgia because they own the head to head win. If you are really trying to prove who is best, isn’t the most simple way to judge by seeing who wins on the field?

 

Georgia is sitting pretty at number 10 right now, and for the Dawgs to have a shot in Atlanta they will need Mizzou to lose one of their next two games. It is very possible that Georgia will head to Atlanta, but even if they win the Title I do not see the committee putting a two loss Georgia over any one-loss power five team. It would be one thing if Georgia lost to a couple of teams who were not so bad this season, but instead they decided to play their worst two games against teams they should have beaten with ease.

Should They Have A Shot?

Do I think Georgia should be in the playoff if they win the SEC Title? Yes. There is not a tougher conference than the SEC, and you can tell that to a one loss Ohio State who lost to a middle of the road ACC team. Georgia will still need some help, but a victory over a ranked Tech should help their case for the committee. Just think: We would not have to ask this question if it weren’t for a bad holding call, and the team not showing up in Jacksonville.

 

-Alex

SEC Football: Florida Coaching Search


Will Muschamp is going to be enjoying that sweet buyout life in a mere two weeks, but the question on everyone’s mind is who will be replacing him in the Swamp. Names have been floated, but nothing concrete has leaked yet.

(If they hire Shanahan, I don’t need any Christmas gifts from anyone ever again)

After the Muschamp patented “Rock Fight” offense, it’s safe to assume that the next hire will possess a prodigious offensive mind, but Foley’s search has to be more considered than that. They need a name that will energize a dilapidated fan base, loosen the purse strings of boosters, and make a splash in recruiting to return the program to prominence. But, the problem is who fits the profile?

Who could?

Who would?

Who else?

 

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Georgia Football Recruiting: #1 Player in the Nation Was Impressed, UGA to Flip Bama Commit?, and More!


Josh Sweat - Photo courtesy of USA Today

Josh Sweat – Photo courtesy of USA Today

#1 Player Very Impressed With the Bulldogs

Josh Sweat – ☆☆☆☆☆
#1 Overall; #1 WDE; #1 in VA
Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) WDE
6-5/240

The nation’s number one overall player, Josh Sweat, took his official visit to UGA last weekend, and it seems like he was really impressed. When asked what his favorite part of the trip was, he said “everything” because it was all so good. The game atmosphere really impressed him and he was surprised at how nice everything was. He likes the coaches and people at Georgia a lot, and says he could see himself playing there and being with them. Sweat told reporters that this visit helped UGA a lot.

Sweat still has official visits to Virginia Tech and Florida State before he announces his decision sometime during the first week of December.

Story on Sweat’s trip to Athens here and here.

 

Bama Commit is High on the Dawgs

Ronnie Harrison - Photo courtesy of @Rharr_15

Ronnie Harrison – Photo courtesy of @Rharr_15

Ronnie Harrison – ☆☆☆☆
#183 Overall; #11 S; #27 in FL
Florida State University School (Tallahassee, FL) S
6-3/205

Ronnie Harrison, who has been committed to the Crimson Tide since July, is now strongly considering the Dawgs. Jeremy Pruitt has been going after him hard the last couple of months, and it seems to be paying off. Harrison visited Athens for the Auburn game and was absolutely blown away. He loved everything about his official visit: the game, the atmosphere, eating at Mark Richt’s house, and getting to know the coaches on a more personal level.

He is still committed to Alabama, but says that the Dawgs are right up there with them. Harrison is even considering signing a financial aid agreement with Georgia which would bind them to him, but not the other way around.

Story on Harrison’s visit here and here.

 

4-Star Defensive Tackle Enjoys First Trip to Athens

Albert Huggins - Photo courtesy of @Johnny_Abram3

Albert Huggins – Photo courtesy of @Johnny_Abram3

Albert Huggins – ☆☆☆☆
#77 Overall; #11 DT; #1 in SC
Orangeburg-Wilkinson (Orangeburg, SC) DT
6-3/279

One of the Bulldog’s top remaining targets, Albert Huggins, took his first visit to UGA last weekend, and he really enjoyed it. His favorite thing by far about Georgia is the coaching staff. He thinks they are all really good guys, and he also feels assured that they’ll be there for the next few years. It doesn’t sound like things could have gone much better for Huggins, and if I had to guess, I’d say Georgia has a slight lead over Clemson right now.

This will be an interesting player to watch, and it could very well come down to signing day.

Story on Huggins’ visit here.

 

***Rankings from 247 Sports Composite

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Jonathan

Georgia Football: Pruitt Says Indoor Practice Facility Is Coming but McGarity Slows His Roll, UGA Makes Big Leap In The Rankings, and More! – Daily Dose of Dawg


Photo courtesy of OnlineAthens.com

Photo courtesy of OnlineAthens.com

Pruitt Pushing for Indoor Practice Facility

A couple of months ago, the UGA Athletic Board approved $400,000 to be used towards researching where to put an indoor practice facility. An IPF is certainly long overdue as almost every big name school in the country and even some smaller schools have one.

Yesterday, Jeremy Pruitt came out to meet the media with the sole purpose of discussing an indoor practice facility. He said that it obviously hurts the team when they’re not able to get in as many practices, but he also stressed another reason for why an IPF is so crucial:

“The people we compete against (in recruiting), they’re going to say, ‘There’s great people at Georgia. Coach Richt is a great guy, a great coach.’ But what they say is, ‘How important is football at Georgia because they don’t have an indoor practice facility?’” Pruitt said. “As a football player, you ain’t going to get better if you’re not practicing every day and in bowl practice and the offseason and all that. So hopefully this is the last class that will ever have to not get better.

“Y’all can print that. That’s why I came up here to see you, because I want to be proactive on the other end, because this is going to be the last team that’s like this. Those guys upstairs, they’re serious. They’re trying to figure out the fastest way they can get us one. As soon as they figure it out, it’s going to be done. They’re committed to doing it, and I want the recruits to know they’re not going to suffer because of it.”

“I know our competitors are not going to say anything bad the coaching staff here,” Pruitt said. “They’re not say anything bad about the people here, because it’s a great place. But one thing they’re going say is and that they’ve always said is, ‘How important is football is Georgia if they don’t have an indoor practice facility?’ Well, they won’t be able to say that anymore. That’s all I’m saying.”

Although Pruitt assured the Bulldog Nation that they would have an IPF next year, McGarity came out right after and shot that idea down:

“We’re moving as quickly as possible, but it’s impossible to be ready by 2015. There’s just so much to do.”

Story on this here.

 

College Football Playoff Rankings Announced

Last night, the fourth ever College Football Playoff rankings were announced, and Georgia came in at #10.

Here are the complete rankings:

1 Alabama 9-1
2 Oregon 9-1
3 Florida State 10-0
4 Mississippi State 9-1
5 TCU 9-1
6 Ohio State 9-1
7 Baylor 8-1
8 Ole Miss 8-2
9 UCLA 8-2
10 Georgia 8-2
11 Michigan State 8-2
12 Kansas State 7-2
13 Arizona State 8-2
14 Auburn 7-3
15 Arizona 8-2
16 Wisconsin 8-2
17 Utah 7-3
18 Georgia Tech 9-2
19 USC 7-3
20 Missouri 8-2
21 Oklahoma 7-3
22 Clemson 7-3
23 Nebraska 8-2
24 Louisville 7-3
25 Minnesota 7-3

Georgia has to love where it sits right now, considering how abysmal its two losses are. Mississippi State and Ole Miss will cancel each other out when they play in two weeks. UCLA could easily lose another game with USC and Stanford still remaining on the schedule. Ohio State will likely win out in the regular season, but there’s a decent chance that Baylor and TCU could still lose another game. I don’t think Georgia will move up a ton in the next couple of weeks (at the most #7), but if Missouri drops one of their final two games and Georgia wins out and wins the SEC Championship, they’ll certainly have a strong case.

 

Tuesday Player Interviews

Yesterday, a few players met with the media, and here’s what they had to say:

***Videos courtesy of Logan Booker of Bulldawg Illustrated

 

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Jonathan 

SEC Football: Auburn Is Irrelevant And I Could Not Be Happier


2013 Didn’t Happen

The 2013 season has been wiped completely from my memory. I only vaguely remember Auburn winning on two last second plays on their way to the SEC Title game. I do not recall Alabama showing up to the Sugar Bowl (because they really didn’t), and I most certainly do no remember seeing Auburn almost win the National Title. Like I said, that season never happened.

 

If what people are telling me is true, then Auburn is the luckiest team I have ever heard about in recent memory. People say they won back to back games on a tipped Hail Mary on 4th and long, and again on a kick that went one yard too short so they could return it for the game wining touchdown. These things do not just happen! Just because you have two of the luckiest plays in the history of college football,  does not make you a good football team.

 

New Season

This season has been a very exciting one to watch. Not just because of the College Football Playoff, but the way the SEC races have unfolded. Auburn has NO SHOT of repeating as SEC Champions, and that is music to my ears. Auburn lost to Texas A&M, who had a freshman QB making his first road start, and Alabama beat A&M by 59 POINTS. One loss is okay. Alabama has one loss, but Auburn now has three SEC losses to A&M, Georgia, and Miss State. Just to put things in perspective, Florida has just as many SEC wins as Auburn.

 

Status Quo

Auburn travels to Tuscaloosa in two weeks, and nothing will make me happier than seeing Alabama impose their will on this irrelevant SEC team like in years past. It will be very interesting to see what bowl bid the War Eagle Tigers get, but I am hoping for the Birmingham Bowl so they do not have to travel very far. Finally, we can stop hearing the talk about “the Team of Destiny”, and how “Gus Malzahn is the best coach in the SEC”. Instead we can go back to Alabama being ranked number one in the country, and Georgia preparing for another dominate victory over the Yellow Jackets.

 

-Alex

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