Commemorate #93KDay With This T-Shirt


 

Everything is clicking right now. When you think DudeYouCrazy, you think of the three F’s:

  1. Football – That’s what we do here.
  2. Fashion – That’s what we do everywhere.
  3. Finance – That’s what the Dude does in the real world.

This t-shirt rolls all three F’s into one celebratory garment. After all, Spring Game t-shirts are the new Championship t-shirts. You can’t win a national championship if you don’t win your own intra-squad scrimmage. That’s just a fact.

A lot goes into making a football program great. You need great facilities for your current players and to recruit future stars. You need the most skilled coaches available or at least someone to coach each of the game’s three phases (even special teams). You need condoms for whatever rapper chooses to grace the field before your team scrimmages (that’s real). This shirt captures all that.

 

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And guess what: you can own part of this history. #93KDay can be everyday if you buy one (or several) of these bad boys. So support your local blog. All proceeds go to a good cause: the aforementioned local blog.

 

 

That’s all I got/

Andrew

You Can’t Spell “Losing Season” Without “Eason” and Other G-Day Observations


On Saturday afternoon Kirby Smart assessed the situation at Sanford Stadium with one word: Wow.

He was understandably blown away that 93,000 people showed up. So was I. Or was I?

Smart acknowledged the haters in his post-game press conference. “You know there were a lot of doubters out there. A lot of doubters that said it couldn’t be done.”

I could see how I might be falsely lumped into that group of naysayers. After all, on Thursday morning I stated simply, “There’s not going to be 93,000 people at G-Day. You could talk me into #50kDay (maybe) but not #93kDay.”

But was I hating or was I motivating? In that same post I chastised that administration’s inability to secure a musical act. A few hours later, motivated most likely by my post, a musical act was announced. Hating or motivating? You be the judge.

But while you’re judging I’m going to drop down some more observations from the spring game. In no particular order, let’s dive in:

 


 

Kirby Smart’s Defense Sucks

A few months ago, a Kirby Smart defense from Alabama allowed 478 yards of offense to Clemson’s quarterback. I wanted to put the blame of that performance on Alabama’s general lack of talent, but having seen Smart coach one scrimmage at Georgia it’s clear that the players aren’t the problem. Kirby Smart is the problem. Georgia’s quarterbacks—only one of which will start any given game in the fall—combined to complete 51 of 83 attempts for 687 yards and two touchdowns.

It’s going to be a long season if Smart doesn’t figure out a way to replace himself as head coach.

 


You Can’t Spell “Losing Season” Without “Eason”

Jacob Eason did a lot of things right on Saturday. He showed poise in the pocket, he showed touch through the air, he showed how tall he is. But poise plus touch plus height does not automatically equate to victories.

Two things really concerned me about Eason’s effort on Saturday.

  1. No Desire To Score: Eason threw the ball 29 times and only tossed one touchdown pass. To paraphrase Kenny Powers, I want a quarterback who can play a real sports not just one who’s the best at exercising. 96.552% of his pass attempts were meaningless. To put this into context, if Eason wants to throw as many TD passes as Greyson Lambert threw for last year (an unacceptable total of 12), he’s going to need to attempt 348 passes. That’s almost 100 more than Lambert attempted in 2015. Sure, this is a small sample size but it also came against a typically atrocious Kirby Smart defense.
  2. Not A Team Player: If you have two quarterbacks, you don’t really have one. Ever heard that? Well, if you play for two teams, you really don’t play for one, either. Eason played for both the red and the black teams on Saturday. He’s not a team player. Team players aren’t teams players. Further, Eason was completely unwilling to play the field position game by punting. Brice Ramsey, who’s selfless, punted several times.

 


Remember When Nick Chubb Was Good?

Yeah me too…but barely. I mean, what a fall from glory. It’s almost embarrassing to even talk about. Just think about the last 15 times Chubb dressed out:

  • 2014 Missouri: 38 carries, 143 yards, 1 TD
  • 2014 Arkansas: 30 carries, 202 yards, 2 TDs
  • 2014 Florida: 21 carries, 156 yards, 1 TD
  • 2014: Kentucky: 13 carries, 170 yards, 1 TD
  • 2014 Auburn: 19 carries, 144 yards, 2 TDs
  • 2014 Charleston Southern: 9 carries, 113 yards, 2 TDs
  • 2014 Georgia Tech: 25 carries, 129 yards, 1 TD
  • 2014 Louisville: 33 carries, 266 yards, 2 TDs
  • 2015 Louisiana Monroe: 16 carries, 120 yards, 2 TDs
  • 2015 Vanderbilt: 19 carries, 189 yards, 0 TDs
  • 2015 South Carolina: 21 carries, 159 yards, 2 TDs
  • 2015 Southern U: 15 carries, 131 yards, 2 TDs
  • 2015 Alabama: 20 carries, 146 yards, 1 TD
  • 2015 Tennessee: 1 carry, 2 yards, 0 TDs
  • 2016 G-Day: 0 carries, 0 yards, 0 TDs

Obviously, he missed some time in there with a knee injury or whatever, but he was fully dressed out on Saturday. Just couldn’t find a spot on the field.

Probably because Brendan Douglas was playing so well. Not sure if anyone noticed, but nobody on the field could tackle Douglas. Pretty solid performance.

 

That’s all I got/

Andrew

 

#93kDay (Holy Hell, We Did It) First Half Observations


A few minutes behind on the DVR, going to split this into two posts because I’m going to have to do some rewinding to catch names in the second half, but here we go…

First possession: 1st O vs. 1st D

  • First play from scrimmage: Lambert throws a deeper ball than he did all last season. Jump of a very, very high bridge, Brian Schottenheimer.
  • Early third down conversion on a BLATANT pick play by Jeb Blaze.
  • Natrez Patrick absolutely blows up the pull to stop Sony for a minimal gain– it’d be nice to have him emerge with Reggie Carter and Tim Kimbrough.
  • Brice Ramsey solidifying the punter job. 50 yards with hangtime.

Second possession: 2nd O (Ramsey) vs. 2nd D

  • Loving the multiple sets early. Seen I, Pistol, 4-wide, now empty set. Quick underneath throws to the TE’s are going to be a staple this year. Jim Chaney is Jesus Christ to Schotty’s Satan.
  • OOOH Brice got Jackson Harris hung out by Kimbrough.

Third possession: 1st O vs. 1st D

  • Quick hitter with the zone block, Michel goes 5 yards untouched then draws a facemask. Best mobility from either O-line thus far…next play, bump and pull, and not so much.
  • WHEEL ROUTE ALERT! Jordan Davis is the fourth TE to get involved in the passing game.
  • Remember last year how we had no confidence in Greyson Lambert because he couldn’t push the ball downfield? I’m actually encouraged right now. I’ll eat my words in 5 months.
  • And, on queue, he makes a PERFECT pass to Michael Chigbu at the front pylon. Not so sure that wasn’t a TD.
    • NOTE: That was a TD.
  • Weird not seeing Marshall Morgan kicking field goals. 3-0 White. (‘Black’ is in white, so I’ll be calling them white.)

Fourth possession: 2nd O vs. 2nd D

  • Tempo: good. Shaquery Wilson not knowing his assignment: bad.
  • It’s easy to step up in the pocket when you know you’re not going to be hit, but both Ramsey and Lambert have done a good job thus far.
  • Reggie Davis: nice catches in coverage, drops wide open at Tennessee. It still hurts.
  • Good get-off by RSFR Jordan Young to force third and long and end the 1st quarter. Has the look of a 3-4 end.
  • Ramsey in the pocket taking chances. The more things change…
  • GEORGIA SPECIAL TEAMS FAILURES, Kirby Smart era: 1. Come on, Brice.

Fifth possession: 1st O (Ramsey again) vs. 1st D

  • Backfield misfire #2. This could be a Brice problem, not a RB (Tae Crowder this time) issue.
  • Jayson Stanley for 48 from Ramsey, that’s the Brice we always wanted. The man truly giveth and taketh away.
  • Ramsey had Blaze wide open in the flat, went for the home run. Brice, man.
  • Stanley intercepts the bad read by Ramsey…liking him and Chigbu as outside threats thus far.
  • TD Tae Crowder. 10-0 White

Sixth possession: THE EASON ERA BEGINS

  • Tony Eason probably helicopter dadded his way into the huddle. Let’s see what he’s got.
  • Hey #93k, you’re supposed to be quiet for the offense.
  • Looks downfield, checks down to B-Douggy.
  • Holy shit.
  • HOLY SHIT, that was a throw. Nice snag by Riley Ridley.
  • Fun watching an offense where the primary isn’t the checkdown, and the checkdown is thus open. Jim Chaney is the biggest acquisition of the offseason.
  • 75 was supposed to get outside on that protection. He did not do so.
  • William Ham is the ghost of the Mark Richt special teams era. Remains 10-0.

Seventh possession: 1st O (Lambert again) vs. 1st D

  • Hard to do in these things, but gonna try to focus on the D. Meanwhile, a good leak by Christian Payne.
  • Atkins/Thompson did a good job of bleeding Michel outside, but Michel is just good. Gain of 6.
  • Reggie Carter loses contain, Michel pops outside for another 15.
  • Lambert with the YOLO throw to Godwin on the post, Mauger should’ve had the pick.
  • Natrez Patrick with the free release as Lambert hits Davis for a first down, methinks that’s a sack in real life.
  • EXTREME CLOCK MALFUNCTION! Georgia is still Georgia. No surprise that Kirby is pissed, the last 4 minutes of the half were supposed to be in two-minute drill.
  • Interesting tidbit to hear that JuWuan Briscoe (#12) has emerged as a 1st-teamer at corner. Would appear he’s the guy with Malkolm Parrish on the other end.
  • Rodrigo Blankenship is the good kicker du jour. 13-0 White.

Eighth Possession: Eason and 2’s vs. 2nd D

  • Nick Chubb could run for 200 today. Tell me I’m wrong.
  • NICK CHUBB IS DOING TAE KWON DO? Dude really might be Batman.
  • Man, look. I know it’s the Spring Game, but Eason’s decision making (at least with a clean pocket) is absurd. Takes his second ‘sack’ on the second blitz he faces, though.
  • Impressively strong and accurate throw against his body on the scramble, but it ain’t gonna count.
    • Joystick with the Napoleon Complex blindside block downfield on the same play.
  • Random observation: I can’t wait to see BIG DUMB ARKANSAS OFFENSE with 3 TE’s one play, then empty set the next. Nice diversity in this offense, still.
  • Eason handles the blitz on 3rd & 12, guns to Joystick, nicely done.
  • Putting the fire to Eason now.
  • Back-to-back catches by Isaac Nauta, great job boxing out on the TD. 13-7 as Ham hits something.

Ninth possession: Ramsey vs. 1st D

  • Lorenzo Carter with the speed rush absolutely got held, the clean pocket gave Ramsey a chance to dump off to Sony. 1st down, timeout.
  • Someone with the bust gives Jayson Stanley an easy 35-yarder. Briscoe had flat, Sanders was late.
  • Blankenship misses.

Breaking: @DudeYouCrazy Bullies UGA Administration Into Bringing Ludacris to G-Day / #93KDay


What a time to be alive.

My first post in more than two months goes live a little after 10:30 AM. It criticizes #93kDay and Georgia’s misplaced expectations and inability to lock down a musical performer for the spring game.

Two hours later, Georgia contradicts its previous announcement that there would be no musical guest with this:

I bet this really pisses my haters off. By now, Dawgman (a commenter on this morning’s post) should know that when he says, “Nice post…..DICK!” all I really see is, “Nice dick.”

When he writes, “Have the balls to post it this time,” in response to one of my posts all I really see, “I can’t read, but you seem results-oriented.”

Kobe logs 60-point games. Steph Curry drains threes. I bully athletic departments. Everybody has their game, I guess.

I point out the obvious:

I feel so damn awkward about the fact that this is something the athletic department is actively pushing on social media. Keep in mind, this is the same athletic department that can’t get 93,000 people to show up for major SEC games on time. This is the same athletic department that on a whim decided to make a run at a major performing artist to come play a 15-minute set at a game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Georgia Bulldogs. I’m stunned that didn’t work out. I’m stunned that the conversations never even reached paper negotiations.

And suddenly ***almost*** everything changes.

What have you people been doing without me? I haven’t posted in over two months. No wonder nothing was getting done. I bet if I wrote, “Nick Chubb needs to be healthy five minutes ago,” he’d single-leg deadlift a short bus on his bad knee. But that’s not my place. Let’s let the Dawgmans of the world handle things.

***Oh, and also: Ludacris won’t bring 93,000 fans to G-Day. Let’s be realistic. His next non-festival concert is at a Casino. Other notables performing at this casino in the weeks to come: Pepe Aguilar, Olivia Newton-John, Chiquis Rivera and Lupita D’alassio. And I’m not hating on Ludacris. I really like his music, but that’s part of the problem. If your only option is a local (on a state level) rapper that Andrew Hall knows and loves, you’re too late.

 

That’s all I got/

Andrew

Georgia Spring Game: G-Day Will be a Disaster


Just coming back from the dead to tell you all how uncomfortable I am with the whole #93kDay thing.

I feel so damn awkward about the fact that this is something the athletic department is actively pushing on social media. Keep in mind, this is the same athletic department that can’t get 93,000 people to show up for major SEC games on time. This is the same athletic department that on a whim decided to make a run at a major performing artist to come play a 15-minute set at a game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Georgia Bulldogs. I’m stunned that didn’t work out. I’m stunned that the conversations never even reached paper negotiations.

There’s not going to be 93,000 people at G-Day. You could talk me into #50kDay (maybe) but not #93kDay.

All this hashtag has done is further distinguish the gap between the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia. Georgia’s (hopefully) trending in the right direction under Kirby Smart and a slew of assistants with Bama ties, but Georgia isn’t Alabama yet. Calling for (over and over and over again) 93,000 people at a Georgia spring game is like Kia hiring a guy from Lamborghini’s body style design team and saying, “Come test drive a Kia. It’s just like a Lambo.” You can’t just take away someone who was part of a world-class production and assume that your entire production and the experience tied to it will immediately be comparable.

I don’t have a problem with Kirby Smart. Quite the opposite is true. I love every single thing he’s done—especially his lobbying of state legislators to keep the media out of the legal affairs of student-athletes. I don’t have a problem with wanting to be like Bama. I sincerely hope that’s the trajectory of the program. But #93kDay was doomed from the beginning.

 

That’s all I got/

Andrew

 

 

UPDATE: Georgia’s still not selling out Sanford for this. But here’s an update post-Ludacris announcement.

 

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