Spring Top 25: Gators No. 1, Tech 13, Dawgs 14

 

 

We did our RE (Ridiculously Early) Top 25 back in January, just hours after Florida had won the BCS national championship. Now we’re done with spring practice and June will be here before we know it. So let’s do our Spring Top 25, which should give us enough to argue about between now and two-a-days in August.

Last season’s record and the previously rank in our RE Top 25 are in parentheses. So who did I leave out that belongs on this list?

Have a good weekend. See you Monday.

 

1—Florida (13-1, 1): Tim Tebow is back. The entire defense is back. There are no apparent weaknesses on this team. The only real concern is an Oct. 10 trip to LSU.

2—Texas (12-1, 2): Colt McCoy and the Longhorns will be motivated after coming up one-point short of a shot at the national championship last season.  They meet Oklahoma in Dallas On Oct. 17 and travel to Oklahoma State on Oct. 31.

3—Oklahoma (12-2, 5): QB Sam Bradford, the Heisman Trophy winner, came back to school for another shot at the national championship.

4—Alabama (12-2, 4): Crimson Tide has to rebuild OL but defense should carry this team a long way.

5—Southern California (12-1, 3): QB Mark Sanchez left early and nine starters are gone on defense. So what? Trojans reload and win the Pac-10 again.

6—Virginia Tech (10-4, 8): The defending ACC champions came out of spring feeling good about defense, QB Tyrod Taylor.

7—Oklahoma State (9-4, 7): Georgia fans need to remember: QB Zac Robinson, RB Kendall Hunter, WR Dez Bryant. The Cowboys are very good.

8—Ohio State (10-3, 9):  RB Beanie Wells left but QB Terrelle Pryor returns with eight starters on defense.

9—LSU (8-5, 6): Tigers bounce back with John Chavis as new defensive coordinator and Jordan Jefferson at QB.

10—Ole Miss (9-4, 16): Not sure if I’m totally on the Ole Miss bandwagon yet because LT Michael Oher and DT Peria Jerry are gone. Rebels do have a very good QB in Jevan Snead and a good schedule.

11—Oregon (10-3, 18): Mike Bellotti stepped down as head coach but Chip Kelly was the genius behind that offense. Will challenge Southern Cal in Pac-10.

12—Penn State (11-2, 21): People are telling me that Joe Pa might win the Big Ten despite losing 14 starters. We’ll see.

13—Georgia Tech (9-4, 13): There are some big holes to fill on the defensive line, but Paul Johnson’s offense will be even better in year two.

14—Georgia (10-3, 15): Still concerned about the defense and the running back position. The Sept. 5 trip to Oklahoma State is scary.

15—Florida State (9-4, 12): If the Seminoles can find a couple of receivers they will win the ACC Atlantic.

16—North Carolina (8-5, 14): Tar Heels also need some wide receivers but the defense (19 INT last season) will be very good.

17—TCU (11-2, 17): The Horned Frogs lost seven starters from the nation’s No. 2 defense but these guys are always good under Gary Patterson.

18—Boise State (12-1, 24): Broncos return QB Kellen Moore but have a tough opener with Oregon.

19—Utah (13-0, 19): QB Brian Johnson is gone but nine starters on defense return.

20—Texas Tech (11-2, 20): QB Graham Harrell is gone but Mike Leach always finds another quarterback to plug into his offense.

21—Cincinnati (11-3, NR): Only one starter returns on defense but QB Tony Pike is back on offense. Bearcats are still good enough to repeat as Big East champs.

22—East Carolina (9-5, NR): Sixteen starters, including QB Patrick Pinkney, return from the C-USA champs.

23—California (9-4, 22): RB Jahvid Best is the nation’s leading returning rusher. Seven starters are back on defense.

24—Notre Dame (7-6, NR): I’m not convinced the Irish are that good but the schedule, other than Southern Cal on Oct. 17, is very manageable.

25—Kansas (8-5, NR): With quarterback Todd Reesing coming back, the Jayhawks will challenge Nebraska for the Big 12 North.

 

 

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Tide rising

May 15th, 2009
1:22 pm

Now to a more dead serious post concerning the whole reason we are all on here, college football.

I think Tony’s top 25 is pretty reasonable with a couple of exceptions.

OK St is an explosive offensive team but defense is half the game and as the bowl season proved last year for the big 12 south their defenses are horrible and their offenses put up huge numbers in the regular season by playing against these horrific defenses. That’s why OU scored only 14 against UF when they came into the game having scored over 60 in the previous 5 games. That’s why TT got blasted by Ole Miss in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the 47-34 final score. That’s why OK ST. got a whupping in their bowl game if I remember correctly.

Texas was the only winner in a somewhat unimpressive last minute come from behind win over an Ohio State team that SEC teams destroy on a regular basis. OSU statistically dominated the game, especially in the running game. Still, with 4 or 5 starters returning on the O-line, a great qb, and always tons of talent I think Texas may be the only team that can challenge the gators outside of the sec west champion and possibly UGA.

OU also has to replace all 5 O-line starters. Replacing 2 or even 3 is not that big a deal but replacing 4 or 5 is. I think OU is overrated.

USC may or may not drop off a bit because of the loss of their qb. We just don’t know how good the new qb is. As far as losing 9 starters on D that’s not that big a deal although it will be early. USC is so loaded with talent that the issue for their D will just be inexperience in the first few weeks.

In the SEC Ole Miss fully deserves their accolades. I don’t understand why people can’t see this. Ed Orgeron did an extremely good job recruiting the talent now there. This team finished the last 4 or 5 games just like UGA did in 07. They weren’t beating people. They were destroying them. They lost Peria Jerry but are reputed by some analysts to have the best D-line in the country with Greg Hardy, Jerrell Powe, etc. These are futre NFLers for certain. Their LBs led by Patrick Trahan are also stellar. On O-line they lost Oher at tackle but monster recruit Bobby Massie should be able to fill in when he comes in. He is another Andre Smith in the making. The replacement at LG is some guy who is 6′7 over 300lbs and has a lot of experience. If there is one thing Houston Nutt can coach up it is the O-line and he has a proven record of producing several All Americans at the O-line position when he was at Arky. O-line is what he does. Ole Miss might have questionable depth but overall they have speed and talent at every starting position on both sides of the line of scrimmage and the best pure passing qb in the conference. Yes. As a pure passer he is even better than Tebow

As for my Bama boys our D will be even scarier, especially the 2 deep. All of our special teams players return including Arenas. Our only ? is on O-line where we replace 3 starters. No problem. Juco All American James Carpenter is set at Andre Smith’s LT position. DJ Fluker at 6′7 350 will likely back him up in the fall or if he can beat out Carpenter than Carpenter can slide over to guard. If he can’t then we will have 2 former 5 star rated offensive tackle recruits in Fluker and Tyler Love backing up our 2 starting tackles. Can anyone else say this about their O-line depth? At guard and center we will be equally deep. Our qb is fine, rbs and wrs are fine as are tight ends. The idea that we have only 4 starters returning on offense is extremely misleading. The new starters have played a lot of football Overall this team will be better and deeper than last year’s team so I think our #4 preseason ranking is absolutely deserved. That said let the hater’s rant.

UGA- They eerily remind me of last year’s Bama team in that they have a lot of great O-line experience coming back and it all starts with the O-line dominating the opponent. Their D gets better with another year of experience. Their qb will be fine. The dawgs always seem to have a bevy of tailbacks. They just need one to step forward. I’m not sure Caleb King is the answer but I do know that out of 5 or so big name rbs they’ve recruited at least one of them (maybe Washaun Ealey in the fall) is going to step it up. Marlon Brown could be scary opposite AJ Green.

Georgia Tech- Can’t remember if VA Tech is in their division or not. If so then it will be between these 2 teams for the ACC title. The loss of 3 good D-lineman is tough to overcome but in year 2 of their offense will be even better. Tech is on its way to being a good, competitive 9 win or more program. I wouldn’t be surprised if they won 10 or more games this year. Tech-UGA game will be one for the ages at the end of the year in my opinion.

Va Tech- 5 returning starters on Oline, an experienced returning D. Always great special teams. Have won 3 of last 5 ACC titles. Along with USC they are the only team to post 4 straight 10 win seasons. They will have a great team this year and fully deserve their ranking.

LSU- Overrated Way too many people are reading too much into 1 game against Tech. They seem to forget that this is a team that won only 3 conference games last year and lost several great D lineman and O-lineman. I was shocked to see that one of the reasons that Tony sees LSU as being great is the addition of freshman recruit Jordan Jefferson as qb. Is this the kid that had 1 good game against Tech or is this the kid that arrives in August and has never played a single down of sec football as a qb? If anyone thinks that an unproven freshman qb who’s never played a down of big time sec football is going to transform a team with 3 weeks of fall practice then I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I’ll sell you. You have got to be kidding me!

Florida- Nothing much to say. What can you say? Clearly the best team in America preseason. Only 2 major stumbling blocks will be the seccg against Bama or Ole Miss and the national title game most likely against Texas. UGA could challenge them late in the year. I know gator fans are laughing but I do think UGA will find their next great running back by then and will challenge the gators. People think the LSU game will be a challenge but I don’t think so. Gators win in a romp.

SlimG

May 15th, 2009
1:23 pm

Everyone outside the top 15 seem real weak. Let’s not even talk about them. We should have the race for the chase. But seeing we don’t, Ok. St. will be exposed this year with Georgia running up the score. They will be forgotten like it should have been last year. Why would Lsu be ranked that high? Can’t see that one. And the rebels are way overrated. The ACC will be much improved this year with the SEC losing some ground. Only teams in the SEC I see making noise are UF, UGA, and BAMA. Look out for some smuck out west who doesn’t play anyone. We need a schedule that’s uniform for everyone based on last years performance.

Just curious, when the dawgs kill the cowboys at their place, how many people will say “oh they weren’t that good”? Currently ranked in the top 10? Don’t think so!

Jacket since 1997

May 15th, 2009
1:23 pm

HUH? DONT WORRY BOUT LAST YEAR, DONT POUR SALT IN THE WOUND, WE FINALLY GOT A COACH,AND A SCHEME THAT BLASTED YOUR D LAST YEAR..YOUR RIGHT ON THE FACT THAT YALL WILL SUCK THIS YR, AND WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS AT BOBBY DODD, ON THANKSGIVING WEEKEND..BEOCH.GO BACK TO UR JAILCELL.

Gator T

May 15th, 2009
1:24 pm

STOOPID IS AS STOOPID DOES….THAT’S PRETTY STUPID, ALRGHT….

Saint Nick

May 15th, 2009
1:25 pm

For EVERYONE saying Bama is way to high, GET USED TO IT!!!! Bama will be a mainstay in the top 5 year after year!!!!! The talent is DEEP and HUNGRY, Our defense will be a top 3 defense, and our offense will be better than last years that averaged 36 a game!!!!! Learn to deal with Bama being on top of the west, BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!!!! ROLLS TIDES!!!!

Gator T

May 15th, 2009
1:27 pm

BEWARE THE OPEN DATE, HUH DAWGS??? YAWN………..

BS Patrol

May 15th, 2009
1:29 pm

Tech has an inferiority complex when it comes to GA?
You a funny man!

USC

May 15th, 2009
1:32 pm

Huh? Yes, Tech did lose 3 d-linemen to the NFL, but the last time I checked 11 guys play on defense. If my math is right, that means that 8 other guys are coming back on defense. 8 guys that were either freshmen or sophmores. Does that mean that they will improve? I hope so! 8 guys improving and the 3 new guys holding their own is how the defense will improve. Of course, at GT our players seem to improve all the time. Can’t say that for all, though.

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 15th, 2009
1:32 pm

Huh?…I’d say 3 of our best players are J. Dwyer, Josh Nesbitt, and I’ll let you pick between D. Morgan, or M. Burnett. Where did they go besides your endzone? Huh? Huh? Huh?, Huh???

Where would you rank Roddy Jones, Huh? Huh? Huh?…

How many yards did Roddy gain against UGAg, Huh? Huh? Huh?…How many yards per carry, Huh? Huh? Huh?

What was the score of last years game Huh? Huh? Huh?

I think Barney Fife was a better deputy than you Huh? Huh? Huh?, certainly a bigger man, Huh?

Unlucky #13, huh Tony?

About right

May 15th, 2009
1:34 pm

Take it easy on the dawgs Tony; they missed a huge opportunity last year and blew it. Yep, Gators are the team to beat, LSU will be in the mix as well.

Preston

May 15th, 2009
1:36 pm

Boise State? GT? Come on now. Tech won’t win 8 this year with that flukie triple option. They were VERY lucky last season. Boise sucks!

Reality Check

May 15th, 2009
1:39 pm

Tide Rising good post with actual insight to back it up.

SEC top five coaches:
1) Nick Saban (Turned two programs into NC contenders in short time)
2) Urban Myer – Two NC’s after inheriting a talent rich program
3) Mark Richt- Winningest coach in SEC over last 8 years
4) Houston Nut- won at Arkansas and Ole Miss
5) Les Miles- won gift NC with talent supplied by Nick Saban

Just My thoughts, but not a bad top five coaches.

Tide rising

May 15th, 2009
1:39 pm

Collijo,

Bama’s new qb has never played a down? No, he’s actually 16 out of 20 passing for a couple hundred yards and 1 or 2 tds. He has experience just not a lot of it. But he has been impressive in spring and in the A-day game. You have to remember that he is a 4th year junior and has been groomed and learned the system over the last few years. He will be fine.

I would agree with you on Auburn being a decent team except for the fact that their qb play is terrible. Kodi Burns is NOT the answer. Also, their recruiting has dropped significantly since Saban came to the state and their defensive backfield is extremely thin. They are looking at converting a wr to db to get a starter. That is not good news. They are so think at LB they may have a freshman 2 star recruit starting at LB. This is not a deep nor talented team.

As for LSU winning the west. Sorry but I just can’t see it. They play Bama and Ole Miss on the road and in the east they play UGA on the road and they also play Florida. Both Bama and Ole Miss get avoid both UGA and Florida. Even if LSU were the best team of the 3 I just can’t see them winning the division due solely to scheduling which heavily favors Bama and Ole Miss this year.

Excusez-moi

May 15th, 2009
1:42 pm

Zut alors Preston – the pro style offense really worked well for preason champ.

Froggy the Gremlin

May 15th, 2009
1:44 pm

If ga wins 7 this year they will have over achieved.

Aaron

May 15th, 2009
1:44 pm

I love hearing all these puppies & kiffinite talk about how over-rated Bama is because of a meaningless bowl loss to Utah. I guess we were overrated when we waxed UGA & the Vols too…
It’s ok, I understand it’s probably just fear of the reality that Bama has a good chance of being better this year. Our QB will be better and will open up the offense more and the rebuilt O-line showed in the spring it can move the ball against what will probaby be the best defense it will see.

Mark

May 15th, 2009
1:50 pm

USC wins the Pac-1?? Shocking!!!! Starting QB gone and 9 of 11 gone on defense?? They’ll lose 1 game in an “upset” and win the Pac-10 without a challenge. Their schedule wouldn’t scare Parkview.

DawginLex

May 15th, 2009
1:50 pm

Dadgum, Rambler. You are making it harder and harder for me to hate you. You are a Democrat/Obama/Liberal hater like me. Heck, you even said you would rather be a Dawg than a Democrat.

There may be hope for us yet………………….

SlimG

May 15th, 2009
1:53 pm

Ramble, why the fixation with 16.9? Dude had a good game no doubt, but it’s getting a little scary. Are you gay?

Have you seen the dawgs schedule, great for a rebound season. Yeah, 3 loses is a bad season for the dawgs. Only one cupcake on this years outlook. How many D1 teams play this quality of opponents? Wow, look at all the ranked teams saint mark has on the docket!

ThaMan

May 15th, 2009
1:56 pm

Huh – anytime somebody says anything intelligent to this d-bag called Huh, he says “huh”? Gradiated 5th grade with Jethro Bodine.

DirtyDawg

May 15th, 2009
1:57 pm

I’m gonna order up an extra batch of ‘crow kill’ this spring and put ‘em in the freezer cause there’s a bunch of guys, I assume guys, big-mouthin’ around here – starting with Barnyard hisself. Don’t know how you’uns like ‘em cooked, but there’ll be plenty of time to take orders…startin’ with OKState.

Atlanta Gator

May 15th, 2009
1:59 pm

Tide rising—-Check out yesterday’s Mr. CFB blog. I was able to post the three Youtube video links of the growling male gators in three separate posts.

Enjoy! And never doubt me again. = )

DawginLex

May 15th, 2009
2:00 pm

Reality check,

Don’t pay attention to BAMASTAN. He is a moron of the highest order. You can’t reason with him so don’t try. UGA didn’t peak in 2002. If they did, they would not have won an SEC title in 2005 and had the 2007 season like they did. He thinks because Bama actually won a few games last year, they are now “elite” and a step above UGA.

They are not elite until they win 80+ games in 8 years with 2 SEC titles like UGA has done. Bama is a one hit wonder until they duplicate their success.

BAMA STAN

May 15th, 2009
2:04 pm

12 NATIONAL TITLES – 21 SEC TITLES!!!

To Reality Check – you make a good point about UGA being #2/#3 in 2007 – but let’s analyze the season – it was a season of two halves – and the pollsters are more forgiving if you lose early.

IN 2007:
– UGA lost to South Carolina
– Got absolutely embarrassed in Knoxville as the PUPS did not even show up.
-Outplayed by Vandy (Vandy was inside the 10 yard line putting the game away when they pulled another Vandy – they fumbled – UGA drives down the field and kicks a winning field goal. HEY – GOOD TEAMS FIND WAYS TO WIN THESE TYPE OF GAMES – GOOD FOR UGA.
– Beat Florida in an absolute classic game – Tebow played injured – limiting his play – however, as UGA knows – INJURIES ARE A PART OF THE GAME – YOU BETTER HAVE DEPTH!!!
– Beats KY, AUB and GT. None of these teams were great teams.
– DOES NOT go to the SEC Title game in 2007.
– Plays Hawaii – a team that could barely beat a HORRIBLE Washington team (their hardest game of the season) in the SUGAR BOWL.

The world is in love with UGA – they lost two games earlier in the season – beat Florida – and had a suck ass bowl opponent. They get ranked #1 for the next year and reality sets in – UGA was the 4th best SEC team last year ( a tribute to the depth of the SEC) and will probably be the 5th best SEC team this year (Florida, Bama, LSU. Ole Miss)

I would submit to you that your the David Green team in 2002 was – by far – the best team in the Richt era – was National Championship caliper – followed by the Schockley team that lost to West Virginia – then the 2007 team.

Teams go in cycles – and I sense that UGA may have peaked and is settling into SEC #4/5/6 – which is their historic positioning in the conference from an overall perspective.

Michael

May 15th, 2009
2:04 pm

it’s a chicken/egg thing, but I’ll take the bait. THE SEC DOESN’T PLAY OFFENSE!!! See ‘Bama vs. Utah. Also Florida’s O made the Sooner defense look respectable. And that’s your best team?

Michael

May 15th, 2009
2:08 pm

The SEC only had 2 good QBs last season. One from Texas (Sneed) and one that was blessed with the most talented team around him in the country (Tebow). Tebow’s great, but his defense won that NC. That guy who went #1 in the NFL draft? The most sure-thing bust I have ever seen. I would bet huge sums of money on it…if I had any.

DawginLex

May 15th, 2009
2:10 pm

So BAMASTAN, by your logic, all those years when Penn State with Paterno went 7-4 you would have predicted that they were already at their peak previously? Then, as he always pointed out would happen, the team would grow together and win another national title or at least be in the hunt at 10-1 or 11-0.

That is a prime example of the flaw in your logic. If the system works, it works. It might not work at 11 or 12 wins EVERY YEAR, but overall, it works. That is where UGA is despite your Bama logic.

Gatorzone

May 15th, 2009
2:17 pm

Michael, who is your team?

Will

May 15th, 2009
2:17 pm

Big Tone,

You are skeptical of the UGA Defense??? Were you not at the GDay game??? Marcus Washington, Sanders Commings, Jeff Owens and Charles White will turn this unit into one of the nation’s best. OSU runs into a buzz-saw on 9-5 and the UGA D rolls all season long! All of the UGA Haters on the blog had better stop thinking my dawgs are go to be so lousy. We have just as much talent in Athens as anyone in the country! The queston is do we get a fire lit under our ass and play like the University of Georgia!!!!!!!!

Jaded Jacket

May 15th, 2009
2:19 pm

The following teams should have been excluded from the top 10:

Georgia
Penn State
TCU
Cincinnati
Eastern Carloina

The following teams should not be in the top 10:

Alabama
USC
Virginia Tech
Oklahoma State
Ole Miss

Boo Boo

May 15th, 2009
2:20 pm

The rumor is the Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl is considering GaTech now.

Michael

May 15th, 2009
2:20 pm

Gatorzone why does it matter? I’ll tell you in a second, but tell me why it matters. Maybe guess first.

Jaded Jacket

May 15th, 2009
2:21 pm

The first list refers to the top 25, not the top 10.

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 15th, 2009
2:22 pm

SlimG, if I’m gay because of Roddy Jones. Then the way you fleabags talk about Herschel almost 30 years later would make Prez Hilton look like Hulk Freaking Hogan.

Michael

May 15th, 2009
2:23 pm

I enjoyed that comment “RAMBLE ON!!!”

Fat Phil

May 15th, 2009
2:25 pm

Tony…why still no love for the Vols??? Haven’t you hated on UT for long enough. I know we had a sucky season last year but this year will be different. “Fear the Kiff” will be the new motto for all SEC teams! I truly expect them to put a azz-kicking on UGA, UA, and possibly even Tebow! I know the QB situation is not good but we have a stable full of running backs who will pick up the slack. Good ole Rocky Top Tennessee…woooooooo!!!!

typical tech fan

May 15th, 2009
2:25 pm

WE BEAT UGA ONCE IN 8 YEARS!! GIMME A RING!! WE HAD OUR 1ST DECENT SEASON IN YEEEEARS!! GIMME A RING!! WE BARELY BEAT THE BEST TEAM IN THE STATE!! CROWN US “STATE CHAMPS!” WE PLAY IN THE HARDEST CONFERENCE EVER!! GIMME A RING!! WE HAVE PJ AND WILL SOON BE NAT’L CHAMPS!! WHY ISNT ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION TO US OVER HERE?? WERE AWESOME!! AND WERE GONNA BEAT UGA FOR-EV-ER!! GIMME A RING!! WE PRETEND TO NOT CARE ABOUT THE DAWGS BUT REALLY IT HURTS PHYSICALLY WITH HOW JEALOUS WE ARE THAT WE WERE A UGA CALIBER TYPE TEAM!

HAHAHA!! GOD I CANT WAIT TILL NOV!! I WISH YOU DOUCHES WERE OUR 1ST GAME!

Gatorzone

May 15th, 2009
2:26 pm

I guess it really doesn’t matter. I am just curious how you come with such a critical view of Alabama, Florida, and Oklahoma.

Otto

May 15th, 2009
2:27 pm

Mister T, I think Tide Rising is pretty much dead on a few posts up. I will add that UGA has a few DT coming back which will hopefully translate into making more plays at DE. UGA has plenty of LBs. The secondary was soft last year and that is UGA’s question mark.

Cox does not have the arm Stafford was but Stafford was good for killing 2 or 3 drives a big game by going for the long pass on 2nd and medium. Cox will be much more likely to go for the sure pass. The offense will depend on mistake free long drive football. IMO UGA will look alot like Bama last year with a better QB no disrespect to JP. Hopefully Marlon Brown looks alot like in Julio Jones, a physical target that can get yards after the catch. Moreno will be missed and we will see how these other backs come along. King and Samuel are not the game breakers Moreno was but Samuel gets the job done and it will be much easier with a solid OL. Moreno was good for 3 yards an average back wouldn’t get and he had alot of 3 yard carries.

As for UGA vs. GT, IMO GT played the underdog roll very well and GT always comes into that game fired up. UGA should be looking for revenge next year and UGA has a great road record. I like the attitude the game should create. If UGA’s DL is as good as hoped, UGA wins but it will be ugly as in a close game.

The GT offense should be executed very well next year assuming the OL holds up which some have said looks thin. I don’t know GT’s depth chart to dispute or confirm this. However, the one thing any UGA fan should have learned last year is that the lines are more important than the play makers. When Bama is rolling under Saban, Shula, Stallings or the Bear they always had a solid OL & DL and have not won a Heisman to date.

You can pick every team apart on that list OU with the OL. Bama replacing OL and QB. GT rebuilding the DL. Even UF by possibly putting Tebow under center more often and how much will Mullens be missed? Will Brantley get more playing time? If so will it mess up Tebow’s rhythm and leadership?

I’m still picking Bama vs UF for the SECCG but UGA or Ole Miss going would not shock me. Be careful picking LSU after 1 bowl game. Auburn looked really good after their bowl going into last year. We know how that turned out.

Maddog

May 15th, 2009
2:29 pm

RAMBLE ON – I knew if I read these blogs long enough I’d eventually find at least something we could agree on. Not only is Nancy Pelosi a liar, she’s a DAMN liar. What a total disgrace. Glad she’s not a UGA fan.

Jaded Jacket

May 15th, 2009
2:29 pm

Only MORONS type in all caps!

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 15th, 2009
2:30 pm

dawginLex, it want be long before you’re a Yellow Jacket.

Tide rising

May 15th, 2009
2:32 pm

Michael,

Now I’ve seen it all. You mockingly make fun of Florida and ask of the sec “Is this your best team?” You are kidding right? They only won the national title. Is there someone perhaps that finished higher than Florida? Seeing as how the gators suck so bad that they finished no. 1 I guess you have a list of teams that are supposedly better than the best the sec has to offer.

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 15th, 2009
2:34 pm

YUCH, I’m going to take a shower…both Maddog and dawginLex said something nice to me.

Have ya’ll heard what the only man smarter than RAMBLE ON!!! said about her?

My boy Newt:

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7595688

Burdell

May 15th, 2009
2:35 pm

hey typical tech fan….
GT played in the ACCCG in 2006. That has to be considered a decent season and not too long ago…

The Grinch

May 15th, 2009
2:37 pm

You guys need to lay off Michael. He proudly wears the colors of his alma mater – The University of Phoenix online. Probably where he learned so much about football as well. Hey Michael, what bowl did your team play in last year? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Otto

May 15th, 2009
2:39 pm

Stan, no way to know until it plays out. The past couple of years have been injury snake bit with a QB that could use some leadership skill on the field. I am looking forward to seeing what the new guys can do.

Bobo killed UGA against S. Car calling screens and stuck with the ground game far to long against UT. However UGA was rolling at the end of the season. LSU won the national title on the field.

However, lets assume you and the GT fans are correct. If UGA falls to GT and UF regularly, CMR will adjust his staff or he will be let go. A new coach comes in and gets a much better starting point than what CMR had. UGA has everything needed to win on the national stage. I don’t think UGA will accept the mediocre teams that FSU has endured.

Otto

May 15th, 2009
2:40 pm

Burdell thank god and greyhound that ACCCG coach is long gone.

rok dawg

May 15th, 2009
2:41 pm

Tony:

Couldn’t agrre more about putting Tech ahead of UGA. After all, they put a 3 point licking on one of the most beat up football teams I have ever seen.

Clearly, Tech has better players, a better coach, and more motivation.

Poor Richt. Has only beaten Tech 7 out of 8, has 82 wins and only 22 loses, 6 10 win seasons, 3 SEC east titles, two SEC championshipns, and you so-called experts think the guy is a bumb.

Kepp it up, sir! We look forward to being an “underdawg” at Bobby Dodd!!!

Maddog

May 15th, 2009
2:41 pm

Burdell – I alway thought Tech put out pretty competitive teams under Gailey. They just couldn’t seem to get over that last hurdle. I do find it interesting that when GT won 9 games under Gailey many fans were still on his case because he couldn’t beat UGA. Johnson also wins 9 games but the win over UGA has some now raving about his greatness. He is cetainly a good coach, but I’d hold back on the “great” accolades offered by some. I guess it’s all a matter of perspective.