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Crootin': Clemson Passes Georgia In National Rankings, EVERYBODY PANIC!


Georgia is in great shape to finish the recruiting season as a top 3 class. If Georgia can get a couple of key guys to flip then they will definitely be challenging the Tide for first place. The real shocker is that Clemson has found its way into the top 3 by hopping over Georgia and landing just behind Alabama and number 2. It comes as a shock to me because if I am a recruit, and I saw how bad they got beat in the first game against UGA, I am committing elsewhere.

Here is a breakdown of the current standings:

  • Alabama: Top Recruit- Calvin Ridley WR (5 stars)

 

  • Clemson: Top Recruit: Ray-Ray McCloud ATH (I think we know who the award for best name goes to)

 

  • Georgia: Top Recuit: Terry Godwin ATH (5 stars)

 

  • South Carolina: Top Recruit: Jalen Christian ATH (4 stars)

 

  • Tennessee: Top Recruit: Kahill McKenzie DL (5 stars)

 

Clearly the SEC is dominating recruiting yet again, and it looks to only get better for the SEC as more athletes will sign their letters of intent on signing day. Georgia has the most complete class outside of Alabama, and Clemson is ahead of Georgia solely because of a couple late 4 star commits. Once signing day rolls around look out for FSU, Auburn, and Georgia all to make a push to beat the Crimson Tide for top class in the country.

 

*All recruiting stats brought to you by Rivals.com,  247sports.com, and ESPNinsider.com

 

 

-Alex

Weekly Viewing Guide: Who’s Rooting for Petrino?


When I was watching the College Football Playoff reveal show on Tuesday night, the commentators highlighted the fact that UCLA was ranked #22. They felt it important to note that Michigan State was in the same spot in last year’s first BCS rankings. Apparently, by some magic, 22 is a spot in which you’re guaranteed to rise. Michigan State 2013 played defense and UCLA 2014 does not, however, and they failed to mention that the first BCS rankings came out after week 8 whereas these are a week later. IMPORTANT DISTINCTIONS!

Taking the cynicism out, the point being made was that anyone currently ranked has, at worst, an outside shot of making the final four (even Duke!)

Thursday Thriller

1) #2 Florida State at #25 Louisville (7:30, ESPN): I’m legitimately excited for this one. Apparently Louisville students petitioned to get better third down music, and will be mixing “Never Scared” by Bonecrusher and “Ruff Ryders Anthem” by DMX into their rotation.

Also, on the most recent DudeYouPodcast, I put the Noles on upset alert. Like, they’re long overdue for a loss, right? 1-6 against the spread this year, have played pitifully on the road (they gave up 41 to an N.C. State team who has a longer ACC losing streak than Arkansas’ SEC streak…yeesh), and their D has taken a significant step backwards since losing Jeremy Pruitt. And their new uniforms are hideous.

/hears motorcycle rev
//BY GOD, THAT’S BOBBY PETRINO’S MUSIC
///chaos

Friday

Nope. Do so at your own risk.

Another Week, More Atrocious Noon Football

My advice: find a ranked team you are interested in and learn about them. That…doesn’t really help this weekend.

1a) #24 Duke at Pitt (ESPNU): Pitt is fascinatingly bipolar and Duke should be favored in every game it plays until the ACC Championship.
1b) #18 Oklahoma at Iowa State (FS1): Boomer Sooner could jump back into the title hunt with some help from Baylor, or they could implode. Angry SoonerNation is the best SoonerNation.
1c) The only other ranked team is recently-underperforming #23 ECU at Temple, and there are your regular B1G snoozers (Wisconsin at Rutgers, Maryland at Penn State) as well as a game between ACC Coastal contenders who may not even make bowl games with UNC at Miami.

3:30 Not Much Signal Interference, Enjoy the Sweet Sounds of Uncle Verne

1) #11 Georgia vs. Florida (CBS): Fun things to watch this week include Florida’s offense and someone tracking Jeremy Foley’s every move postgame.
2) #7 TCU at #20 West Virginia (ABC/ESPN2): S’go ‘Neers, and we in Georgia will provide some couches for you to burn. Your definite “previous channel easy flip” pick of the week.
3) Purdue at #15 Nebraska (ABC/ESPN2): Someone beat these corn-growing fools.
4) Kansas at #13 Baylor (FS1): As former Kansas coach Charlie Weis may say: Baylor has a decided schematic advantage. And talent advantage. And home field advantage.

I’ll Just Say It: We’ll All Be Drunk for the Night Games

In the words of Mallory Archer: “That’s what happens when you drink all day and skip lunch!” It’s Cocktail Party week, folks.

1) #3 Auburn at #4 Ole Miss (7, ESPN): Ummmmm, yes please. The first of a great many shakedown games in the SEC West.
2) Stanford at #5 Oregon (7:30, FOX): Stanford’s ploddingness (it’s now a word) has been the Duck-killer the past two years. Three, and the nation’s (I guess) second-best conference is out of the title hunt.
3) Arkansas at #1 Mississippi State (7:15, ESPN2): Is it just me, or does Mississippi State play exclusively at home this year? #CLANGACLANGACLANGA.
4) Oklahoma State at #9 Kansas State (8, ABC): Wait, you mean to tell me the ABC game isn’t some piddlysquat B1G game? SPEAK WITH YOUR REMOTES, PEOPLE!
5) #10 Notre Dame at Navy (8, CBS), Illinois at #16 Ohio State (8, ABC/ESPN3): Dear God, the piddlysquat B1G may still come to your boxes via ABC. Run.

Late Night 

1) #12 Arizona at #22 UCLA, #17 Utah at #14 Arizona State (10:30, ESPN; 11, FS1; respectively): Television programmers now have the goal of putting football on from noon until 4am, and this week, they have succeeded.

Enjoy the games, folks!

Georgia Football: NCAA Are The Good Guys, UGA Playoff Ranking Announced, Inside Scoop On The Gators – Daily Dose of Dawg


Todd Gurley - Photo courtesy of @Cheesus85

Todd Gurley – Photo courtesy of @Cheesus85

NCAA Are the Good Guys

I don’t know why everybody keeps getting so mad at the NCAA. The way I see it, they’re doing what’s right. Let’s recap:

  • Allows the generous Auburn University to donate $250,000 to father of the quarterback in order to fix up his church.
  • Quarterback in North Florida is starving, close to the brink of death, and they allow him to take free shellfish from a local supermarket.
  • A need is seen in downtown Athens: People in the streets, kids in broken families, poverty, litter on the sides of roads. The NCAA can bear it no longer, so they assign 40 hours of serving the community to star Georgia running back.

Seems to me the NCAA not only cares for student athletes, but humanity as a whole.

Full story on Gurley here.

 

First College Football Playoff Rankings Announced

Last night, the first ever College Football Playoff rankings were announced, and Georgia came in at number eleven.

Here are the complete rankings:

1 Mississippi State 7-0
2 Florida State 7-0
3 Auburn 6-1
4 Ole Miss 7-1
5 Oregon 7-1
6 Alabama 7-1
7 TCU 6-1
8 Michigan State 7-1
9 Kansas State 6-1
10 Notre Dame 6-1
11 Georgia 6-1
12 Arizona 6-1
13 Baylor 6-1
14 Arizona State 6-1
15 Nebraska 7-1
16 Ohio State 6-1
17 Utah 6-1
18 Oklahoma 5-2
19 LSU 7-2
20 West Virginia 6-2
21 Clemson 6-2
22 UCLA 6-2
23 East Carolina 6-1
24 Duke 6-1
25 Louisville 6-2

Some UGA fans were upset about Georgia’s ranking, but I really don’t have a problem with it. Yes, I think they’re better than #11, but they haven’t played many good opponents at this point in the season, so they don’t necessarily deserve to be ranked ahead of some of the other one-loss teams.  Still, the task is simple for UGA: Win out and win the SEC Championship, they’re in. Lose a game, they’re not.

 

Q & A With Florida Insider

Radi Nabulsi of UGASports.com was able to ask the Florida beat writer some questions about Saturday’s matchup, and he had some pretty interesting things to say.

Interview 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: UPDATED THREAT WATCH


So, Georgia is heinously underranked at #11 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings.

How does Georgia sneak into the top 4, based on teams ahead of them losing? (Again, we’re going to assume that Georgia wins out, including wins against Auburn and an SEC West team currently ranked ahead of them:

SEC West (4)

1. Mississippi State
3. Auburn
4. Ole Miss
6. Alabama

Based on Ole Miss’ ranking of 4, it’s clear the committee is taking a ‘who have you beaten?’ approach. MSU still has Ole Miss and Bama, Auburn still has Ole Miss (on Saturday), Georgia, and Alabama, Ole Miss still has Auburn and MSU (and is in good shape with both at home), and Alabama still has MSU and Auburn (also both at home).

Georgia gets two wins against those four (projecting Auburn and then Alabama in Atlanta), and make no mistake: the Dawgs are in.

One-Team-Carrying-Other-Conference (4)

2. Florida State
5. Oregon
7. Michigan State
10. Notre Dame

Florida State and Notre Dame both have Louisville on their schedule, and we’re all big Bobby Petrino fans.

Oregon’s still-suspect O-line and D leave them vulnerable to another L. They’ve gotten through the meat of their schedule, but host nemesis Stanford this week. They also have a Pac-12 championship game against someone with a good offense from the South (Arizona/Arizona State/UCLA?)

Michigan State is in if they beat Ohio State on Nov. 8. I’m conceding a spot there.

Notre Dame? Just ugh. Georgia, based on strength of schedule, would jump them with two top-5 wins.

The XII? (2)

7. TCU
9. Kansas State

Notably, they still have to play each other, so that’s good. TCU visits West Virginia this week as well, but closes with Kansas, Texas, and Iowa State. K-State has a much tougher road, visiting TCU, WVU and Baylor between November 8-29. This will sort itself out if TCU loses in the next two weeks.

… And if Georgia Loses? 

I honestly expected Georgia to come in at 7 behind the big four from the West, Michigan State, and Notre Dame. Georgia’s best chance with a loss (let’s assume to Auburn) is a big win in the SEC Championship game coupled with multiple losses for the rest of the West.

Nobody’s leaving the SEC Champ out, and two-loss carnage will provide that for a two-loss Georgia team.

For that to play out, one quick way of it happening:

MSU: losses at Bama and Mississippi.
Auburn: (assuming they beat Georgia) loss to Georgia in SECCG, wins otherwise.
Alabama: loss to Auburn (still has a tricky game at LSU too.)
Ole Miss: loss to Auburn this week. Perhaps at Arkansas?

Basically Georgia would need to be the top two-loss team in the SEC with another loss.

Go Dawgs.

Jameis Winston Halloween Costumes Are The Best Costumes, Bo Wallace Sounds Off, And More


Same Ol’ Bo Wallace

We finally saw ‘Bad Bo” return this weekend, when Bo Wallace forced a down field throw that led to the game clinching interception against LSU. Bo Wallace sounded off Monday stating that, “He want’s to be more aggressive, but that’s on the coaches”. Personally, I did not feel that Hugh Freeze tried to hamstring Wallace on Saturday, but apparently Bo thinks differently. There is only one Bo Wallace, and that is the inconsistent, mouthy Bo Wallace that we all love to hate. Fingers crossed that this leads to Ole Miss losing two or three more games. Here is the full comments.

 

Stop Storming The Field

Storming the field is the most ACC thing you could ever do. In the SEC, we should go into games expecting to win because we have so much pride in our teams. LSU let me down on Saturday after storming the field after beating Ole Miss. Ole Miss has only been relevant for four weeks, do not give them the satisfaction that they are an elite team by storming the field. Next time you win, act like you have been there before, celebrate in the streets, and leave the field alone! Here is the fine for LSU.

 

Halloween 

I am not the biggest fan of Halloween, but there are some great Jameis Winston costumes surfacing from some clever individuals. If there were a way for someone to dress up as how Mark Richt and Jimbo differ in how they run their programs, that would be the best costume this year. Jameis is the biggest sports villain since the Honey-Badger, and my guess is he wont be near as successful. Here is one of the best Jameis costumes.

 

 

 

-Alex

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