Monthly Archives: October 2017
MUST SEE: Very Attractive Georgia Fan Hilariously Trolls Tennessee and Florida with Sexy Halloween Costume
Chad Floyd (@Chad_Floyd on the Tweets) and Andrew Hall (@DudeYouCrazy) get together to recap last week’s college football action and preview the week ahead. They speak with varying degrees of confidence about Georgia’s upcoming matchup with Florida and breakdown an absolutely loaded Saturday schedule.
Or stream below.
Welcome to the Kirby Smart Hater’s Guide to Georgia Football, where we give a voice to the fans who will never be happy with Kirby Smart at the helm in Athens.
Apparently our lord and savior Kirby Smart opened the week of practice by asking players in the locker room to raise their hand if they’d ever beaten Florida.
Some members of the lamestream media are implying that this was some how a “tone-setter” for the team and an exercise in self-awareness. I think it’s shameful, ignorant and downright misinformed. After all, there are 51 players on Georgia’s official roster who have not beaten Florida specifically because of Kirby Smart. A slew of clearly talented freshman like D’Andre Swift, Jake Fromm and Stetson Bennett haven’t even had a chance to play against Florida yet because it took Kirby Smart all the way until 2017 to realize these 18 year-olds know how to play football. And every sophomore on the roster is 0-1 vs. the Gators because Kirby Smart is a worse football coach than Jim McElwain.
Raise your hand if you knew that. [Your hand should be raised.]
Last year, Georgia arrived in Jacksonville flying high off of a 17-16 home loss to Vanderbilt and having dropped three of its last four contests. How’d that work out? In case you forgot, Jim McElwain’s boys snatched every semblance of momentum from the lifeless body of Kirby Smart. The Florida offense racked up an epic total of 231 yards and held the ball for more than 37 minutes while picking up 20 first downs and a staggering 24 points. Georgia’s offense had no answers. Quarterback Jacob Eason was held to a completion percentage below 50%—something that has only occurred five total times in his career. Georgia’s allegedly strong ground game accounted for just 21 yards on 19 carries.
Florida Kirb-stomped Georgia to an extent Bulldog fans had not seen since 2015 and before that 2014.
Kirby was hired to “fix” Georgia football and arguable the program’s biggest problem was the Florida rivalry. Over the course of Mark Richt’s tenure, the Bulldogs were outscored by an average of 7.27 points per contest against Florida. Noted “fixer” Kirby Smart turned that into a 14 point deficit in just one single year. But what do you expect from a guy who just 1-3 against Florida during the golden years of Georgia football (the end of the Ray Goff Era and the beginning of Jim Donnan’s rule).
It’s honestly insane to me that people think Kirby Smart is a better coach than Jim McElwain. Apparently the record book no longer matters and the fact that McElwain-coached teams have never lost to Smart-coached teams is irrelevant. Also unimportant: the two coaches’ records as coordinators at Alabama. Interestingly, both Kirby and McElwain first served as coordinators (McElwain of the offense, Kirby of the defense – allegedly) at Alabama in 2008. Alabama was 12-2 that year with its two losses coming in the SEC Championship and the Sugar Bowl. Kirby’s “defense” gave up more than 30 points in each of those two contests. Wow. But I’m sure he’s the better coach.
Saturday is gonna be ugly, folks. And I’m afraid we’re soon going to be longing for the days of only losing by 7 points to really talented Florida teams. We’re going to tearfully remember a fun, energetic, disciplined coach like Mark Richt. And we’re going to be stuck watching another disappointment from Kirby Smart. I guess the good news here, is that at least we’re used to it. Kirby doesn’t have a winning record as a head coach against lowly Vanderbilt, disgraced Tennessee or little brother Georgia Tech. How on earth could he be expected to shine against Jim McElwain, a coach who has literally been to the SEC Championship Game every single year since he arrived at Florida?
Hey, raise your hand if you have beaten Florida!
Something tells me Larry Culpepper-lookin-ass Kirby Smart won’t be able to do that for a while—if ever.
Chad (@Chad_Floyd) and Andrew (@DudeYouCrazy) come back from a podcasting bye week to talk about the following:
- Butch Jones, you’re SO DAMN FIRED.
- Jake Fromm, Andrew is finally on board with you, but not quite sorry he doubted you.
- What the hell happened in Week 7?
- Does Georgia want Bama?
- $30 StubHub specials.
- And, finally, an appearance by Shania Twain! (Now is as good a time as any to remind you, dear reader/listener, that we will read whatever you write in a 5-star review)
The Kirby Smart Hater’s Guide to Georgia’s 7-0 Start: Analysis of a Team Completely Devoid of Identity
For the past few weeks, I’ve been doing this over at Dawg Sports. For reasons that are a combination of baffling and hilarious, I’ve moved this (and all my writing) back to my internet backyard. Please continue reading Dawg Sports. Those folks are awesome, and I may or may not stumble back over there in a stupor some day.
With all that out of the way…welcome to the Kirby Smart Hater’s Guide to Georgia Football, where we give a voice to the fans who will never be happy with Kirby Smart at the helm in Athens.
Undefeated. Seven and zero. Seven and oh. 7-0. Lossless.
No matter how you say it, sounds pretty good right? Unfortunately, football is game of inches, not a game of records. And this Georgia team is still coming up short.
This is Year 2 of the Kirby Smart experiment (I know! It seems like he’s been here forever!) and this team is still completely devoid of identity. Last night’s win over the worst team in the SEC was a microcosm of the Bulldogs’ ongoing struggles.
Defensively, Georgia was a disaster against Mizzou. It wasn’t Octoberfest for Missouri quarterback Drew Lock, it was Locktoberfest and he was getting drunk on points not pints. His efficient Tiger offense scored in almost every quarter against Georgia’s first-team defense, and he torched an allegedly healthy Bulldog secondary time and time again. Think the defense is this Georgia team’s calling card? Think again.
Offensively, a lackluster showing was less surprising but no less indicting.
Freshman quarterback Jake Fromm looked “like a freshman” setting Mizzou up with a short scoring drive after an ugly interception, but to some extent that’s expected. A little bit less anticipated was Fromm’s me-first approach to the ground game. Fromm called his own number for a four-yard touchdown scamper late in the first half despite the fact that six different Bulldogs ended the game with a higher yards-per-carry average. Fromm kept the ball on four runs en route to just 14 rushing yards. Meanwhile, Mecole Hardman (who averaged 35 yards per carry) only got one chance. There’s no “I” in “Jake Fromm” but the end of his last name and the end of his first name is a big, fat “M-E.” Makes sense why Georgia seems to be moving backwards offensively in the end.
Responsibility for all the struggles can’t be heaped on Fromm. He is just a freshman, after all (not sure if I mentioned that). On the ground, no one stepped up. Despite 51 total rushes for the team, nobody reached the 100-yard mark — not senior leaders Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, not proven sophomores Elijah Holyfield and Brian Herrien, and not D’Andre Swift’s parents’ son. In the passing game, the lack of leadership was also clear. No Bulldog logged 100 yards receiving.
Who is this team? Does Kirby Smart know? He looked downright unengaged in his post-game interview last night when he made Roquan Smith and Sony Michel talk to the world. At some point, Georgia’s going to need a leader to step up. It would be nice if that leader was Kirby Smart, the guy paid to lead this team.
Yes, Georgia is 7-0 at this point, but who is this team? Will we ever know? Are the Bulldogs for real good? Are they bad? What are they?
What’s frustrating is that while we search for answers with a second-year coach, the coach we had in our back pocket is making waves with the Hurricanes (no disrespect to those impacted by tropical storms). In back-to-back weeks Mark Richt’s Miami team has heroically conquered Florida State and Georgia Tech in the final seconds. That’s what his team does. His team wins big games in dramatic fashion when it matters.
It’s hard watching that while Georgia tries to stay out of its own way.
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