Georgia Football: The Roundtable: A Preseason Survey with the Crew


Buddy.

Eight. Days. Until. Football.

This survey is an absolute travesty, and WordPress is not being very helpful in the formatting department. Apologies for both in advance. Many thanks to the staff for taking the time to save you from it being just me talking about the season, yet again.

Today is Georgia questions, tomorrow is on the national scale.

Comment with your own answers below!

GEORGIA FOOTBALL

What defines success for a Georgia season?
Andrew Hall: 10 regular season wins and a winning record vs. 5 biggest rivals (LOL) S.Car, Tenn., Florida, GT and Auburn. If that box is checked, the Dawgs should take the SEC and relative to the amount of talent likely to depart after this season, the weaker division and theoretically less bumps and bruises and the assistant staff payroll…Georgia better be damn competitive in the SECCG.

Chad Floyd: 11 regular season wins and (obviously) win the SEC East. The crossover opponents are tough, but this team is head and shoulders above the rest of the division. Split with the Alabama schools, beat everyone else, and go to Atlanta with a playoff bid on the line.

Daniel Palmer: Success for Georgia to me is less a reflection on wins and losses, and more what we see out of this team week to week. A hallmark of the 2014 season was marked improvement week to week in each phase of the game, but there were monumental setbacks (Florida, GT). What I want this year is consistent growth as a team; they keep from backsliding and making the same mistakes, and wins and losses will take care of themselves.

Jason Smith: Beating Florida.

What defines failure for a Georgia season? 

Andrew Hall: A loss to Bama is all but expected. Beyond that missing out on winning the East is outright failure.Chad Floyd: Anything short of a playoff/’Group of Six’ bowl appearance.

Daniel Palmer: If the narrative for this season devolves into “if they only found a quarterback”, then you’ll know we are in trouble. There’s too much optimism around this team for the man under center to define 2015 in a negative light. Once we fall back to quarterback excuses, then EVERYTHING has fallen off the rails and we’re in full rebuild mode.

Jason Smith: Losing to Tech.

Photo courtesy of accessnorthga.com

Photo courtesy of accessnorthga.com

What will be the Dawgs’ final record? 

 

Andrew Hall: 10-2 regular season. SECCG Loss, Bowl Win…so 11-3 depending on how you do this.

Chad Floyd: 11-1. Everything postseason is a toss-up.

Daniel Palmer: 10-2

Jason Smith: 10-2

Who is most likely to be ‘inexplicable loss’ of 2015? 

Andrew Hall: Missouri. It always inexplicable to lose to Mizzou. After Tennessee and Bama comes the let down game

Chad Floyd: (I don’t find Tennessee inexplicable). South Carolina. An easy September slate means we have to stub our toe somewhere, right?

Daniel Palmer: God help me, Tennessee.

Jason Smith: The answer to this question is ALWAYS South Carolina.

Dobbs
Unheralded offensive player to emerge? Defensive?

Andrew Hall: On offense let’s look at Jay Rome to have a big year. I love Blaze as much as the next guy (assuming the next guy isn’t Daniel Palmer), but Rome is getting lots of 1st Team reps for a reason and is more athletic. (Editor’s note: There was no pick for the defense.)

Chad Floyd: Offense: Brice Ramsey. Defense: Jake Ganus (the UAB transfer LB).

Daniel Palmer: Offense: Jeb Blaze. Defense: Pick a DB every week.

Jason Smith: Offense: Terry Godwin. Defense: Trenton Thompson.

What’s the stupidest thing Special Teams will do? 

Andrew Hall: Beyond at least one missed extra point and several chip shot field goals (which will happen), look for Georgia to attempt an onside kick early in a game in an attempt to capitalize on momentum and miss out. Then, a mediocre opponent offense gets the ball at mid-field and scores shortly before the half before receiving a 2nd half kickoff and scoring again.

Chad Floyd: Botched punt snap in the 4th quarter of a close game in one of our SEC on CBS appearances.

Daniel Palmer: Yes.

Jason Smith: Miss a seemingly chip shot field goal that means absolutely nothing at the moment but will end up costing us a game because our offense is having an off night.

What’s the game you will have to be most intoxicated to watch? 

 

Andrew Hall: South Carolina. That’s always my answer. You can’t not be drunk for Georgia/South Carolina. Win was the last time Georgia won one of these games with any semblance of ease? 2014 was a loss, 2013 was close late, 2012/2011/2010 were losses, 2009 was a 4-pt win, 2008 was 14-7, 2007 was a loss, 2006 was an 18-0 win with unsteady freshman Matt Stafford, 2005 was a 2-point win, 2004 was a 4-point win. We’re talking 2003. Damn.

Chad Floyd: South Carolina/Auburn. I have too much local/social hate invested in both of them.

Daniel Palmer: As has become tradition, I will be watching the Florida game by myself in silence surrounded by whiskey and moonshine.

Jason Smith: The answer to this question is ALWAYS Florida.

About Chadwick

Enjoyer of adventure, would support a Trump policy that requires a minimum IQ to tweet. @Chad_Floyd for fun, @ChadFloydKW for real estate.

Posted on August 26, 2015, in 2015 College Football Previews, ACC, Alabama, Auburn, Blog, Florida Gators, Georgia Bulldogs, Louisville, Missouri, SEC, South Carolina Gamecocks, Tennessee. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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