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Georgia plays Clemson in 9 weeks: Here’s What Urban Dictionary Has to Say About It



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I found this on UrbanDictionary.com.  And, please note that it was published on January 10, 2012 by someone who is not me.

 

That’s all I got/

Andrew

Georgia plays Clemson in 10 Weeks: Video Evidence that Georgia fans are better than Clemson Fans


Here is a Clemson fan…

 

Here is a Georgia fan…

 

 

I rest my case.

 

That’s all I got/

Andrew

 

If you’ve missed out on any portion of the Clemson Countdown of Insults, the archive is as follows”

This Post is Graphic in Nature: Why Tajh Boyd Regresses in 2013


This is the third post in the Tuesday Doomsday series.  Previously, downfalls were predicted for Gurshall and Jadeveon Clowney.

Tajh Boyd, Clemson’s rising senior QB, has had a nice little college career.  I don’t mean that phrasing to diminish his on-field production (although it has been absolutely adorable), but I mean that to say that he’s been solid – if unspectacular.  He’s won 21 games over the past two seasons and in doing so has put together the following statistical line:

585 of 926 (63.17%) passing for 7724 yards, 69 TDs and 25 INTs.

Only one returning FBS quarterback has thrown more touchdown passes over the past two seasons than Tajh Boyd – Georgia’s Aaron Murray.  The hype that comes with leading one of the nation’s best offenses has certainly accompanied Boyd.  He is a Heisman Trophy candidate (Bovada lists him at 16/1) and will show up on numerous award watch lists and All-American teams.

All of this is well-deserved.

But this is the part of the article where I turn Clemson fans’ smiles upside down.

I’ve written previously about the amount of offensive firepower that Clemson is losing.  To summarize this beautifully written article: The Tigers lost (to graduation, the NFL Draft, etc.) 53.16% of their offensive yardage production and 53.03% of their offensive Touchdowns.

Tajh Boyd will certainly miss weapons like running back Andre Ellington (1313 yards of offense, 9 TDs in 2012), tight end Brandon Ford (480 yards of offense, 8 TDs) and wide receiver Jaron Brown (348 yards of offense).  But he will miss one key component of his offense to a much greater extent.  Tajh is going to long for the fond embrace of DeAndre Hopkins.  He might even miss the former wide receivers’ nasty living habits.

From 2009-2012 (a four year-period excluding the most recent year for reasons that will become apparent) 27 wide receivers were drafted in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft.  Of those 27 players selected in rounds one and two, 13 (I am excluding a 14th – Brian Quick played at Appalachian State and I prefer to only use FBS players for equal comparison) left behind a quarterback to fend for himself in the same way that DeAndre Hopkins left Tajh Boyd.  (Dude note: I realize that several of the players on this list were seniors and had no choice but to leave.  I am simply making this point: 13 QBs lost their best weapon.  And that is unfortunate.)

Here is how those QBs faired without their best weapons:

2009 – Darrius Heyward-Bey leaves Chris Turner at Maryland.

Turner improved – if only marginally – in a few areas following DH-B’s departer.  His QB rating went from 119.3 to 121.1.  His completion percentage rose from 57.2 to 59.4.  But, he threw for three fewer TD passes and 450 fewer yards.  Verdict: Turner’s performance was constant.

 

2009 – Percy Harvin leave Tim Tebow at Florida.

Tebow’s passer rating decreased from 172.4 to 164.2.  He threw nine fewer TD passes and 1 more interception.  Despite a slight step forward in passing yards (up 150 or so) and completion percentage (up 3.4%), he showed signs of struggles in the passing game.  Verdict: Tebow’s performance declined.

2009 – Brian Robiskie leave Terrelle Pryor at Ohio State.

Pryor increased by nearly 700 passing yards as a byproduct of more attempts (he had 165 attempts in 2008 and jumps to 295 in 2009).  However, his QB rating dropped from 146.5 to 128.9.  His completion percentage dropped 4 full points.  He threw 6 more TD passes but added 7 more INTs.  Verdict: Pryor’s performance declined.

 

2010 – Demaryius Thomas leave Joshua Nesbitt at Georgia Tech.

Nesbitt’s completion percentage drops from a meager 46.3 to an abysmal 37.1%.  He thros three fewer TD passes.  His QB rating drops from 148.7 to 105.4.  Verdict: Nesbitt’s performance declines.

 

2011 – A.J. Green leaves Aaron Murray at Georgia.

Murray’s completion percentage slid from 61.1 to 59.1%.  His QB rating declined with it (146.5 in his second season after posting 154.5 with A.J. as a frosh).  However, Murray exploded for 35 TD passes (an improvement over 24).  Verdict: Murray’s performance was constant – at least with what is expected of a young passer.

 

2011 – Jonathan Baldin leave Tino Sunseri at Pitt.

Tino’s completion percentage, QB rating, yards per attempt and touchdowns all declined while his interceptions increased.  Verdict: Sunseri’s performance declined.

 

2011 – Titus Young leaves Kellen Moore at Boise State.

Moore’s completion percentage rose as did his touchdowns, offsetting a decline in QB rating.  Verdict: Moore’s performance improved.

 

2011- Torrey Smith leaves Danny O’Brien at Maryland.

O’Brien transferred from NC State to Wisconsin (following the Russell Wilson model) but saw his 1648 yards through the air decline to 523 (he lost his starting job) 3 TDs and 1 INT.  Verdict: O’Brien’s performance declined.

 

2012 – Michael Floyd leaved Tommy Rees at Notre Dame.

Tommy Rees also lost his starting job.  Verdict: Rees’s performance declined.

 

2012 – A.J. Jenkins leaves Nathan Scheelhaase at Illinois.

Scheelhaase’s QB rating plummeted from 133.4 to 105.9.  His completion percentage dropped and his TD passes declined from 13 to 4.  Verdict: Scheelhaases’s performance declined, but his name remained impossible to type.

 

2012 – Stephen Hill leaves Tevin Washington at Georgia Tech.

Washington’s QB rating dropped from 155.4 to 147.4.  His touchdowns declined (down to 8 from 11).  He managed only 1222 yards (down from 1652 in 2011).  Verdict: Washington’s performance declined.

 

2012 – Alshon Jeffery leaves Connor Shaw at South Carolina.

Shaw’s passer rating, TDs, completion percentage and yards all increased.  Verdict: Shaw’s performance improved.

 

2012 Ryan Broyles leaves Landry Jones at Oklahoma.

Landry Jones improved on pace with a four-year starter.  His QB rating climbed slightly from 141.6 to 144.6.  His completion percentage moved up 2.9%.  He threw one more TD but 400 fewer yards.  Verdict: Landry’s performance is constant.

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Tajh Boyd could have a great season in 2013.  Or he could follow the trend of the 13 players listed above:

  • 8 declined
  • 3 remained constant
  • 2 improved
The average QB Rating Change for the 13 QBs discussed.  Click to enlarge.

The average QB Rating Change for the 13 QBs discussed. Click to enlarge.

Predictions:

  • Tajh will complete less than 65% of his passes.
  • He will throw for under 3600 yards.
  • He will throw for under 33 TD passes.
  • His QB rating will be below 157.0.

That’s all I got/

Andrew

100 Days of SEC Dominance: Day 82 – SEC Owned the 2013 NFL Draft


In the 2013 NFL Draft 63 players were selected out of the SEC.  The SEC East had 32 players drafted while the SEC West had 31 players selected.  The second best conference – the ACC – had 31 players drafted.

 

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That’s all I got/

Andrew

 

 

For the rest of the SEC Domination Countdown, go here.

 

ACC/SEC rivalries: Let’s Get Hypothetical


Chad Floyd is a Pinehurst, North Carolina native.  He conquered undergrad at UNC and is currently enrolled in UGA’s Sports Management Master’s program.  He is employed as a PA announcer for various UGA sports and prides himself on being a full-time grad student posing as an undergrad.  He describes his rooting interests as follows: North Carolina and Georgia are 1a and 1b, with the caveat that in the scenario that the two teams ever matched up, he’d be the the most obnoxious Carolina fan in the building.  

I want to get this out of the way early, so there is no ugly truth uncovered by our readers in the coming months: I grew up in an ACC state in an ACC family on ACC football.  I attended every collegiate football game contested in Chapel Hill’s Kenan Stadium from 1997 to 2011, and some that…didn’t happen I have repressed. Given my background, I can be characterized as one of the world’s few bitter and tactless, yet irresponsibly effusive ACC apologists.

I don’t want you to get the wrong idea.  As a current graduate student at UGA, I’m not going to break into Sanford Stadium and paint the ACC logo between the hedges if Clemson holds serve at home at the end of August.  Not a fiber of my being buys into the ideology that many SEC fans share of cheering for the conference in nonconference competition.  Alabama smoking Notre Dame in January did nothing for Georgia-fan-me other than a first good laugh at Manti Te’o’s expense.  Clemson beating LSU in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl taught me nothing about the relative strength of the two conferences, and I didn’t draw a transitive scenario where UNC could’ve beaten Alabama (UNC beat NC State, who beat Florida State, who beat Clemson, who beat LSU, who beat Texas A&M, who beat Alabama) didn’t feel any urge to support either team based on conference affiliation. These schools are your primary recruiting rivals, people, valuable information to retain next time you see Jadeveon Clowney eviscerate your favorite offensive player.

Having said all of that, my name is Chad, and I have SEC Penis Envy (SIDEBAR: Did you know Charlie Weis echoed Bob Stoops’ ridiculous sentiments? The same Charlie Weis who went 1-11 in his first season at KU and is as averse to winning as he is gastrointestinal health? Yup).  I chose to move to Atlanta in 2011 predominately so I could tour the SEC megaliths and tailgate in towns catered to college football.  I hit Columbia, Tuscaloosa, Athens, Auburn, and Starkville (because, why not?) that first year.  I chose to attend the University of Georgia over very competitive programs nationwide to continue living vicariously through the SEC’s rivalries, traditions, and elite competition.  I pondered the last five words of this paragraph for 30 minutes over a glass of Woodford to no dramatic avail, so here we go: there’s nothing like SEC football.

Now that we have that out of the way, I’m going to break down some of the rivalries between ACC and SEC schools over the next few weeks. Regardless of your attitude towards the not-recently-competitive conference spanning the East Coast, this is a necessary exercise due to the overlap in the two conferences’ geographic footprints.  We’ll get to developing rivalries next week (and the big ones after), but let’s start with some that don’t (but, in my mind, should) exist, for reasons making varying degrees of sense.

1) Clemson vs. Texas A&M. The Aggies don’t have a natural rival in the SEC, much less the ACC. That being said, matching these two up with names such as Johnny Manziel, Tajh Boyd, Chad Morris, Jake Matthews, and Sammy Watkins would cause carpal tunnel syndrome in scoreboard operators, referee death by exhaustion, and the world’s first three-day football telecast.  This exercise only works under the current regimes, but no-huddle-college-football-marathon-7 on 7 drill-game needs to happen. This year. Let’s hope the Aggies drop a couple and this is your Chick-Fil-A Bowl on New Years’ Eve.

2) South Carolina vs. Maryland. The ‘Institution and ACC Exchanging Middle Fingers as the Institution Leaves the Conference’ Bowl. Stage it at BB&T Field on Wake Forest’s campus (and right near the ACC offices in Greensboro) and award the winning team one of the other school’s old ACC Championship trophies and a 12-gauge shotgun. If Maryland ever amassed 5 wins in the series, it would be cancelled for eternity because they’d have no South Carolina trophies left to destroy.

3) Missouri vs. Boston College/Syracuse/probably Pitt. The fact that none of these games are slated for the B1G Network in 2014 blows my mind.

4) Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech. Okay folks, back to being somewhat serious here. Bristol, TN is less than two hours from both Knoxville and Blacksburg, and happens to have a racetrack that holds up to 165,000 people.  There are plenty of logistical issues there, but can you imagine the spectacle?

5) N.C. State vs. Mississippi State. Cow College versus Cowbells. I’m not going to waste my good N.C. State ammo on my first post, but just trust me on this one.  It would make anything less appear civilized. Hell, it’d make juggalos appear aristocratic.  It’d be terrific.

For the first time, giving you the business (and providing context for the signoff)

Chad

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