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Georgia Football Recruiting: Recruiting Highlights (Tight Ends) – UGA Quickly Becoming Tight End “U”


Christian Owens - Photo courtesy of keepingitheel.com

Christian Owens – Photo courtesy of keepingitheel.com

**Tight Ends**

  • Current commits: 2
  • ☆☆☆☆: 2

In Georgia’s offense, the tight end is utilized a fair amount, and as a result, Georgia always goes out and tries to get the best. Guys like Leonard Pope, Orson Charles, Arthur Lynch, Jay Rome, and Jeb Blazevich have all had huge impacts as Bulldogs, and the tradition of great tight ends doesn’t seem to be ending any time soon. Here are a couple more that you’ll see tearing it up Between the Hedges for the next few years:

Jackson Harris (TE) –  ☆☆☆☆

Junior Highlights:

 

Christian Owens (WR) –  ☆☆☆☆

Junior Highlights:

Here

 

*Rankings according to Rivals.com

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Jonathan

Georgia Football: Chubb Receiving Accolades, Post Game Player Reactions, UGA vs. Arkansas Film Review – Daily Dose of Dawg


Nick Chubb - Photo courtesy of Georgia Bulldogs YouTube

Nick Chubb – Photo courtesy of Georgia Bulldogs YouTube

Chubb Wins Another Award

Nick Chubb has been named the Athlon Sports’ national freshman of the week for the second week in a row after his dominating performance against Arkansas.

Story here.

 

Post Game Player Interviews

Gentry Estes of Dawgs 247 caught up with some players after the game on Saturday. Here’s what they had to say:





 

Georgia vs. Arkansas: Film Review

Gentry Estes of Dawgs 247 does a great job at breaking down the Arkansas game here.

 

If you’re looking for a way to watch past Georgia highlights and get access to some other great content, make sure to check out The UGA Vault!

 

Check back daily for more Daily Dose of Dawg!

Jonathan

Georgia Football: Categorizing Threats to the Dawgs’ Playoff Hopes


While I never went so far as to project a loss in either of Georgia’s two Todd Gurley-less trips to two of America’s more anonymous states, I am <insert giddy Madlib here> that the Dawgs are going into the bye and November with a stranglehold on the SEC East. Ranked #9 in both polls, Georgia finds itself in very good position to make the first College Football Playoff assuming they win out. With extremely winnable games against Florida, Kentucky, Charleston Southern, and Georgia Tech, one pins his hopes on beating Auburn and whomever emerges from the SEC West nuclear holocaust.

The Bulldogs are in better shape than you think for the playoff. According to ESPN’s Playoff Predictor Index, the Dawgs are #4 behind Auburn, Alabama, and Ole Miss with a 24% chance of being included in the final four. Even a loss to Auburn followed by a win in Atlanta puts the Dawgs in incredible shape. Let’s analyze what stands in their way.

The SEC West

Unless the SEC Champion (i.e. the team who beats Georgia) is the West’s representative, the toughest division in college football will not have more than one team in the playoff. Let’s assume one gets in. That eliminates three from the group of Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Alabama, and Auburn. This’ll be settled on the field (with current AP rankings).

1) Mississippi State: 11/15 @ Alabama, 11/29 @ Ole Miss
3) Ole Miss: 11/1 vs. Auburn, 11/29 vs. MSU (and a visit to LSU for Gameday this weekend)
4) Alabama: 11/15 vs. Mississippi State, 11/29 vs. Auburn
5) Auburn: 11/1 @ Ole Miss, 11/29 @ Alabama (and @ Georgia on 11/15)

One is inclined to think that Ole Miss and Alabama have the clearest paths to the SEC West championship. Were they both to win out, Ole Miss would go to Atlanta and (fairly or unfairly) Alabama would be a CFP lock.

Florida State

I mean, after beating Notre Dame they’re essentially in. They’ve played the three toughest games on their schedule, although an October 30 trip to Louisville looms as a trickier game than pundits will allow.

A one-loss Florida State team, at this point, would be at a disadvantage against a Michigan State team whose one loss was to much better competition.

One-Loss Powers

(LOL at referring to Notre Dame as a power). Georgia fans need to become fans of whoever is matched up against the Irish, Sparty, and Oregon from here on out.

Oregon: Currently sixth in the AP, the PPI has the Ducks at 23.2% to get in, ranking only behind the SEC teams, Florida State, and Ohio State? Looking at the schedule, Stanford doesn’t seem to have the firepower to win in Autzen, and a road trip to #19 Utah doesn’t quite incite fear. An injury to Marcus Mariota or a slip-up in the Pac-12 championship eliminates UO.

Michigan State: In my opinion the biggest threat as a one-loss team, because they play in the B1G. The PPI has them at 17.5% to get in, because apparently it thinks Ohio State is going to beat them in East Lansing on November 8th. Nobody else in that league stands a chance.

Notre Dame: A one-loss Notre Dame team gets in, and you know this. Arizona State/Northwestern/Louisville/USC, don’t allow this to happen.

And Finally, the XII

The Big XII champion comes into play for the Dawgs if, as I alluded to, we lose to Auburn and then win the SEC. A two-loss Georgia team likely wouldn’t get in in front of a one-loss XII champ.

Luckily for us, it’s not likely that we see a one-loss XII champ.

AP #10 TCU still travels to West Virginia in a must-see November 1st matchup, and hosts #11 Kansas State the next week. The fighting Bill Snyders have NO shot, as they travel to both TCU and WVU, as well as Baylor.

And what of Baylor, you ask? At #12 in the AP, they’re still the likely favorite in the XII. Their only road game is a trip to Oklahoma on November 8th, and that’s going to determine their viability as a playoff team.

So How Does This Play Out? 

Thanks for asking. First of all, Georgia has to win the SEC. A second loss in Atlanta costs the Dawgs just based on timing and the committee’s efforts to avoid rematches (plus, Georgia’s inclusion would likely mean three SEC teams in the CFP– ain’t gonna happen).

Let’s rank and seed, as of today.

Locks (yanno, until they lose)

1-2) SEC West Champ, two if Alabama and Ole Miss win out (and division winner wins SEC).
3) Florida State

Contenders

4) Oregon: win out and they’re in.
5) Georgia: win out, cheer for Auburn to beat either Ole Miss or Alabama, and they’ll jump Michigan State and Notre Dame (I think/the world hopes).
6) Notre Dame: a one loss Notre Dame team is in.
7) Michigan State: the first team that could actually lose a spot because of their schedule.
8) A one loss Big XII Champion.

Beyond that, a few teams for whom anonymity is still a factor are very much on the ‘outside and need some help’ looking in. Among them are both Arizona schools, Ohio State (ugh), Nebraska (haha), and…well, that’s pretty much it.

If Georgia takes care of business, the Dawgs should be in the first CFP. With 12 days to watch this thing continue to shake out, let’s hope our friends at the UGA Vault are ready to add a Final Four to the archives.

Georgia Football Knee Jerk Reactions: Arkansas Edition


Well, that was fun. Going into this game, the SEC West was 26-0 against everyone who isn’t in the SEC West, but Arkansas was also looking to break a 15 game losing streak in conference play.  Something had to give, and it was the home team, over and over and over again. The first half was sublime, the third quarter was not ideal, but the Dawgs stood strong to close out the Razorbacks. Also, I’m not taking the blame for the third quarter slump, but the timestamp on this tweet is much less than good.

I regret nothing.

This is the first Georgia win that I really felt checked all the boxes for a successful football team in 2014. Generated turnovers? Check. Ran the ball effectively? Check. Threatened the opponent downfield? Check. Took the foot off the gas and had to stomp out the simmering embers of a team that still believed in itself? Check and checkmate. Hell, we even blocked an extra point and stopped two conversion attempts. Let’s go to the tape.

The Good:

- Nick Chubb had a DAY. Again working to mitigate the lack of Wally Pip Todd Gurley, he cranked out over a hundred yards, and showed a Todd-esque burst of speed to secure his long touchdown run. It’s ridiculous to think that starting the season, Chubb was 3rd on the depth chart in this backfield, but the steady recruitment of elite running talent has paid dividends through injury and  suspension.

- Speaking on elite talent, I hoped the low YPC numbers against Mizzou were due to the line getting acclimated to the pacing and skill set of a new back. And, for once on this site, it looks like I was right. Big day for me. Hats off to the line which opened up holes, stayed on blocks downfield, and even gave Hutson Mason time to show off the improved vertical passing game.

- On the topic of maligned quarterbacks wearing the Georgia G, Jason Pageviews owes Mr. Mason an apology. Not only did Hutson Mason take most (all?) of the quarterbacking snaps on Saturday, he looked damn good doing it. After Arkansas opened with their long drive to start the game, Mason answered with a 74-yard, 5 play drive that plainly said, “This is not the Georgia team you were looking for.” He finished averaging over 10 yards an attempt and with 2 touchdowns. Not bad for Brice Ramsey’s placeholder.

- Somehow getting Pruitt to leave the reigning national champion to run the defense in Athens is looking more and more like Richt’s best coaching move this year. Watching this defense round into form these last few weeks has been amazing, and if you’re not excited for these kids to get more time in this system, then you’re crazy.

The Bad:

- I’m going to let everyone in on a dirty secret about college football: it’s really, really hard to win football games. I know we all think that’s just coach-speak, but it’s true. Even when the #BEATEMDOWN express has pulled out of the station, keeping a team down is hard work, and failing can prove disastrous. I’m glad Georgia letting Arkansas back in the game didn’t end as poorly as it could have, but I hope the third quarter serves as a teachable moment for players, coaches and fans.

The Ugly:

- This team is plus 9 in the takeaway department in the last two games. What? I never said it had to be ugly about Georgia. Clean it up EVERYONE ELSE.

- Y’all see this FSU defense minus Pruitt? Let’s get him a lifetime contract yesterday.

Another Monday, another fun rewatch of a Georgia game. Things weren’t perfect in Little Rock, but that’ s why we have coaches and bye weeks, to fix the problems. And now it’s on to Florida Hate Week Half Month. We here at Dude You Crazy would like to open our doors to any Florida fan who currently also hates their program. Remember: we’re Florida Hate experts, so follow our lead, and you’ll be fine.

Go Dawgs.

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