Even without Tebow, Gators will win the SEC East again

 Spring practice is over. We’ve learned a lot in the past month but there is still a lot that we won’t know until the teams return in August to begin drills for the 2010 season. This week we are going to break down every team in the SEC and ACC. We’ll talk about what we learned and what we still don’t know. What we do know is that every team, even the defending national champion (Alabama), has issues. How they deal with those issues, and what kind of summer the team has in avoiding off the field problems, will determine what happens come September.

Here is the schedule for the week:

Today: SEC East

Tuesday: SEC West

Wednesday: ACC Atlantic

Thursday: ACC Coastal

Friday: Tony’s Spring Top 25

Feel free to add your own comments to what we learned and what we still don’t know about each team. This exercise is meant to be fun and to give you a football fix that will (hopefully) last until two-a-days.

Enjoy.

SEC EAST SPRING REVIEW

PROJECTED FINISH

1. FLORIDA

**–Last season: 13-1, 8-0 SEC; lost to Alabama 32-13 in SEC championship game; defeated Cincinnati 51-24 in Sugar Bowl.

**–Coach: Urban Meyer, 96-18 in nine years, 57-10 in five seasons at Florida.

**–Key losses: QB Tim Tebow, LB Brandon Spikes, DE Carlos Dunlap, C Maurkice Pouncey.

**–Returning starters: Offense 6, defense 5, specialist 2.

**–Players to watch: QB John Brantley, OL Mike Pouncey, S Ahmad Black, RB Jeff Demps.

**–What we learned:  Florida’s offense will be very good again. Yes Tim Tebow and four other starters are gone from a unit that was seventh nationally in total offense (457.86 ypg). But don’t expect a significant drop off from the 2010 Gators. New quarterback John Brantley has an NFL arm and four of five starters return from a very good offensive line. The Gators are loaded at receiver as Andre Debose and Carl Moore return from injuries. Chris Rainey, who played running back last season, moved to the hybrid “Percy Harvin” position and should have a big year. Florida has a couple of young players, Trey Burton and tight end Jordan Reed, who can run the ball from the quarterback position.

**–What we still don’t know:  Can the defense overcome the losses?  Five starters from the 2009 defense, which finished fourth nationally (252.57 ypg), were taken in the NFL draft. The other lost starter, linebacker Ryan Stamper, led the team in tackles last season with 78. Also gone is defensive coordinator Charlie Strong, now the head coach at Louisville. That’s a lot of talent to replace, but there is a lot of talent waiting in the wings. Look for safety Ahmad Black to have a huge season.

**–Opening game: Sept. 4 vs. Miami of Ohio.

 

2. GEORGIA

**–Last season:  8-5, 4-4 SEC; beat Texas A&M 44-20 in Independence Bowl.

**–Coach: Mark Richt, 90-27 in nine seasons at Georgia.

**–Key losses: LB Rennie Curran, DT Jeff Owens, S Reshad Jones, DT Geno Atkins.

**–Returning starters: Offense 10; defense 5; specialist 2.

**–Players to watch: WR A.J. Green, RB Caleb King, RB Washaun Ealey, OT Clint Boling, C Ben Jones.

**–What we learned:  The offensive line has to be good from day one. After OT Trinton Sturdivant was lost after the first game of 2009, a veteran Georgia offensive line struggled to find the right five guys who could work together.  With players like tackle Josh Davis (6-6, 305) back in the lineup,  the Bulldogs finally found that chemistry in the second half of the season and ran the ball significantly better. Georgia and O-line coach Stacy Searels do not have that luxury in 2010. Georgia has to be able to run the ball and take the pressure off Aaron Murray, the redshirt freshman quarterback. Sturdivant is back at 100 percent. If he can stay healthy, there are a couple of bell cows in this group (Clint Boling, Ben Jones) who give Georgia a chance to be good up front.

**–What we still don’t know: Is the new 3-4 defense going to create more turnovers? Last season Georgia played 13 football games and somehow recovered only two fumbles, which was 120th (dead last) nationally. The Bulldogs were 76th nationally with only 10 interceptions. Todd Grantham was hired as defensive coordinator to install the 3-4 and (hopefully) make Georgia a more opportunistic team. Georgia was 118th nationally in turnover margin (minus-16) last season.  By contrast, Alabama was plus-19 in turnovers (31 takeaways, 12 giveaways). That has to change if Georgia wants to compete again for the SEC East championship. We also don’t know, for all the work that was done in the spring, if Georgia can get a handle on its penalty problem. Georgia committed 105 penalties in 13 games. Only five teams in college football (Troy, Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas Tech, Arizona State) had more.

**–Opening game: Sept. 4 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette.

 

3. SOUTH CAROLINA

**–Last season: 7-6, 3-5 SEC; lost to Connecticut 20-7 in Papajohns.com Bowl.

**–Coach:  Steve Spurrier, 177-68-2 in 20 years; 35-28 in five seasons at South Carolina.

**–Key losses: LB Eric Norwood, DE Clifton Geathers, WR Moe Brown.

**–Returning starters: Offense 8, defense 7, specialist 2.

**–Players to watch: WR Alshon Jeffrey, QB Stephen Garcia, S Chris Culliver, DE Cliff Matthews.

**–What we learned:   Quarterback Stephen Garcia is going to be on a very short leash in 2010. Last season South Carolina “pretty much had to live with what Stephen gave us,” coach Steve Spurrier said. That will not be the case in 2010 as Spurrier spent the spring taking a hard look at early-enrollee Connor Shaw of Flowery Branch. Spurrier threw down the gauntlet to Garcia to work harder and spend more time in the film room this summer. “We’re going to have two quarterbacks ready to go this year,” said Spurrier. Understand that Garcia’s numbers (55.3 percent, 2,862 yards, 17 touchdowns) are not terrible. But there is a certain way that Spurrier wants the position played and Garcia needs to make the reads that Spurrier gives him. Under pressure (and he was under a lot of pressure as South Carolina allowed 37 sacks last season), Garcia starts to free-lance. The Head Ball Coach doesn’t like that.

**–What we still don’t know: What will be the impact of freshman Marcus Lattimore? The incoming freshman from Duncan, S.C., was rated the No. 1 running back in the nation by some recruiting services. Lattimore, 5-11, 215, is a special talent who will be thrown into a mix of running backs that includes sophomores Kenny Miles (626 yards) and Jarvis Giles (5.3 ypg). But Lattimore can’t make a significant contribution if the offensive line doesn’t get better. Spurrier hired his third offensive line coach (Shawn Elliott from Appalachian State) in three years.  South Carolina was dead last in the SEC in rushing (121.23 ypg.) That has to improve.

**–Opening game: Sept. 2 vs. Southern Miss.

 

4. TENNESSEE

**–Last season: 7-6, 4-4 SEC; lost to Virginia Tech 37-14 in Chick-fil-A Bowl.

**–Coach: Derek Dooley, 17-20 in three years, first season at Tennessee.

**–Key losses: S Eric Berry, RB Montario Hardesty, DT Dan Williams. .

**–Returning starters: Offense 4, defense 6, specialist 2.

**–Players to watch:  TE Luke Stocker, WR Gerald Jones, DE Chris Walker, LB Nick Reviez.

**–What we learned:  The offensive line is a mess. The Volunteers had only one starter coming back up front, sophomore tackle Aaron Douglas. But Douglas, a freshman All-America last season, suddenly left the program in March and now the Vols are confronted with starting as many as three freshmen on the offensive line. Not good.  Tackle Ju’Wuan James looks like he can play but there are still a lot of questions at the guard and center sports. Tennessee has to be able to run the ball and shorten the game to have any shot at a winning record. Tauren Poole is finally ready to step up as a running back but he has to have someplace to run.

**–What we still don’t know:  Who will be the starting quarterback? Nick Stephens, the only quarterback in camp who had taken a snap for Tennessee, decided to transfer to Tarleton State, a Division II school, in April. That leaves the Volunteers with Matt Simms, a junior college transfer who started his career at Louisville, and true freshman Tyler Bray, who enrolled in January. Bray performed  a little better in the spring game but Simms gained experience last season in junior college. We also don’t know how this group of players is going to respond when times get tough. And times are going to get tough. In a six-week period Tennessee will play Oregon, Florida, LSU, Georgia, and Alabama. Dooley is the third head coach at Tennessee in three years. The players, who are rightfully a little shell-shocked, have bought into Dooley’s way of doing things. What happens if the losses start to pile up?

**–Opening game: Sept. 4 vs. UT-Martin.

 

5. KENTUCKY

**–Last season: 7-6, 3-5 SEC; lost to Clemson 21-13 in Music City Bowl.                                 

**–Coach: Joker Phillips, first season at Kentucky.

**–Key losses:  CB Trevard Lindley, DT Corey Peters, LB Micah Johnson, PK Lones Seiber.

**–Returning starters: Offense 5, defense 7, specialist 1.

**–Players to watch: WR/QB Randall Cobb, TB/RS Derrick Locke, LB Danny Trevathan, QB Mike Hartline, QB Morgan Newton.

**–What we know:  Kentucky has some good options at quarterback. A year ago the Wildcats had to take the redshirt off of Morgan Newton, the 2008 Indiana high school player of the year, when starter Mike Hartline went down with an injury. Newton completed 55.6 percent of his passes in six games. Now Hartline has returned and joining the mix is Ryan Mossakowski, a strong-armed redshirt freshman. Hartline had an edge coming out of spring practice but expect two quarterbacks to play. Kentucky has two great offensive weapons in running back Derrick Locke (907 yards rushing) and wide receiver/quarterback Randall Cobb (447 receiving, 573 rushing). The quarterback has to get the ball to them.

**–What we still don’t know:  Can new coach Joker Phillips keep things rolling at UK? Rich Brooks decided to retire after taking Kentucky to a school-record fourth straight bowl game last season.  Phillips, a former Kentucky player under Jerry Claiborne, takes over. The former OC has to replace the entire offensive line and the defense is missing three big-time players in DT Corey Peters, LB Micah Johnson, and CB Trevard Lindley. Can Phillips rebuild this team and get Kentucky to a fifth straight bowl game?

**–Opening game: Sept. 4 at Louisville.

 

6. VANDERBILT

**–Last season: 2-10, 0-8 SEC.

**–Coach: Bobby Johnson, 89-102 in 16 years, 29-66 in eight years at Vanderbilt.

**–Key losses:  CB Myron Lewis, C Bradley Vierling,  LB Patrick Benoist.

**–Returning starters:  Offense 6, defense 4, specialist 1.

**–Players to watch:  LB Chris Marve, TB Warren Norman, TB Zac Stacy, S Sean Richardson.

**–What we know: It was a costly spring for Vanderbilt. Starting DT Adam Smotherman suffered a torn ACL during a scrimmage and may miss the first half of the 2010 season.  OT Ryan Seymour dislocated a shoulder which required surgery. Seymour should make it back for the first game. A total of six players scheduled to be starters missed all or part of spring with injuries.

**–What we still don’t know: Can the Vanderbilt offense get better? The numbers in SEC play last season were just staggering. In eight conference game the Commodores scored only 71 points (8.875 ppg). In three games Vanderbilt scored in single digits and only once (a 31-16 loss to Tennessee) did Vanderbilt score more than 13 points in a game. Johnson shuffled his offensive staff, moving offensive coordinator Ted Cain to tight ends and replacing him with Jimmy Kiser. Quarterback Larry Smith, who completed only 46.7 percent of his passes last season, held off a challenge by Jared Funk and JUCO transfer Jordan Rogers. Vanderbilt has to get better on offense if it wants to improve on last season’s 2-10 record.

**–Opening game:  Sept. 4 vs. Northwestern.

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765 comments Add your comment

Who is this team?

May 3rd, 2010
5:02 pm

Question:
Which SEC East team lost a Senior QB, has a brand new QB, and a brand new defensive coach?

Answer:
Florida!!! (Bet you thought it was Georgia)

And that’s why Georgia will finish #1. It’s all RELATIVE to your division folks.

Florida’s in the same boat in those 2 areas (new QB/New defensive coach), but I like Georgia’s boat better, less leaks in the running game.

tormentorgator

May 3rd, 2010
5:03 pm

ARdawg, Zook was worse than bipolar and you couldn’t dominate him could you. I guess you and most of your buddies have this all figured out though. Why don’t you call up ESPN and other people who actually research ALL the teams instead of just UGA and tell them they are wrong.

tormentorgator

May 3rd, 2010
5:04 pm

Who is this team? Patrick your only game you dominated on the ground was Tech and that is what you are hanging your hat on. I guess we all forgot that Murray lit it up during gday.

Tide Rising

May 3rd, 2010
5:04 pm

I have to admit that I enjoyed Patrick Sulley’s posts today. I’m serious. I’m not kidding.

Dave In Tampa

May 3rd, 2010
5:05 pm

naganole – Yeah and I’m hoping that our new DC might help change that vision. I think we just needed a new attitude and that had to start with the Defense. We will find out in the next couple of years if that was the answer.

Beast from the East

May 3rd, 2010
5:06 pm

bamaguy, the west should be Bama, Auburn or LSU, Arkansas, MSU and then Ole Miss. I think you have to put Bama up top. Auburn and LSU could make some noise if they play well. Arkansas has a really good offense but no defense. I think MSU will be respectable and that leaves Ole Miss in the cellar. The west does appear to be alot stronger than the east this year mainly because of the down year UGA had last year and the rebuilding process at UT. Honestly, I don’t see anyone escaping the west undefeated. If they do, then they’ll probably have earned themselves a spot in the BCS championship game.

The Real Q

May 3rd, 2010
5:06 pm

Question for ALL DAWGS: do you buy pyscho Patricks vision?

Terry

May 3rd, 2010
5:06 pm

Alabama may never lose another game, ever.

naganole

May 3rd, 2010
5:06 pm

@ Tide Rising BTW, Saban’s ploy of using Julio Jones at safety to snag a commitment from Clinton-Dix for the ‘11 cycle was genius.

What if?

May 3rd, 2010
5:09 pm

What if..

Murray gets hurt or struggles and Logan Gray struggles or transfers?
Hutson Mason—4500 yards, 72% accuracy, 55 td’s. Parade All-American.

WR gets Injured?
Move a TE over, we’re deep at TE.

Passing game stuggles?
Force turnovers and run the ball.

Dave In Tampa

May 3rd, 2010
5:10 pm

“Beast from the East – I agree. It will be tough to come out of the West undefeated. Bama does have a chance if they look at one game at a time. The schedule is brital and it would be easy to look ahead if they are not careful. A serious question; Who is LSU’s QB this year?

naganole

May 3rd, 2010
5:10 pm

@KGator Having to replace Spikes with Jon Bostic, Dunlap with Ronald Powell, Hill with Dowling. Man life sure is hard in Gainesville…lol

Reptiles Rule

May 3rd, 2010
5:12 pm

Tide Rising…You won’t get any symphathy from me about the guys you are having to replace on defense. I’m not fooled. I’ve seen first hand the kind of talent Bama has recruited back there and how they are coached. Unlike all these dawgs who seem convinced that UF is gonna somehow fall off the map without Sir Tebow, I have seen what outstanding recruiting year after year can do, as well as superb coaching, and I don’t think that Bama is going to be any less talented on D this year. Less experienced, yes, and that might well lose you a game. On the very outside maybe two but doubtful . But you will be right there at the end of the whole discussion. No, you don’t have me fooled for a minute! Is this gonna be a great rivalry or what!

ARdawg

May 3rd, 2010
5:14 pm

KGator79…I believe it was 5 defensive players in the draft. You can cheerlead your rationalization past that if you wish. I think FL will still be good and I make no mistake about it. But to pick them at the top? No way. IMO the experts are missing the boat here. Of course they aren’t really experts but they slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night like Barnhart. Florida has a lot of holes to fill. As far as I can see the only solid is that OL. Gone are the playmakers on Offense and Defense along with a relatively new coaching staff and a new “unproven” QB. Does Brantley’s mop up playing time really count? We’ll see soon enough.

torment…..are you on crack? Zook? Put that can down

fatrick

May 3rd, 2010
5:14 pm

What if? Patrick did you notice Mason’s performance when he played against a top team in the State Championship? He sucked.

fatrick

May 3rd, 2010
5:16 pm

ARdawg, Brantley’s mop up time and spring game was more impressive than a midgets Gday.

tim

May 3rd, 2010
5:19 pm

I also really enioyed sulley’s “fact filled” rants..I must say the sulleys of this world have raised there ugly heads a bit earlier than last year but in the end sulley as well as all you ladies in puppyland know the Mighty Gators are king of the east and I don’t see that ending anytime soon the way Meyer recruits

[...] Tony Barnhart says that even without Tim Tebow, Florida remains the team to beat in the SEC East. [...]

KGator79

May 3rd, 2010
5:27 pm

ARdawg….first of all were only talking about finishing first in the SEC east. Dont think anybody is talking about Florida finishing first in the nation. Secondly, how can you really sit there and say UF does not have ANY playmakers on offense or defense? Really? Jeff Demps, Chris Rainey certainly have made some big plays in their time at UF. Deonte Thompson who has all the skills to take over at WR. Andre Debose just looks flat out scary when he has the ball in his hands now that he is healthy. On defense AJ Jones not a playmaker at Linebacker? Certainly you remember him from last year with his INTs. Jenoris Jenkins at CB who is an all sec player. Will Hill at safety labeled as one of the best safeties in the country going into this year? Ahmad Black who his last two years starting at safety has done nothing but intercept the ball including the game clincher against Oklahoma in the National title game. But I guess those arent really playmakers.

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
5:28 pm

Oh please………. I notice personal attacks….what is missing is the attacks on the stats and facts I posted…oh wait that is the typical liberal M. O. if you can argue facts (and you cant) attack the fact giver. Nice. Hey it worked in politics we all got the biggest leftwing radical moron ever as a sitting president so it might work against other things …I guess.

Me

May 3rd, 2010
5:30 pm

Ohhh patrick…sulley…I’m stll waiting for my answer to the question I posed for you in my 5PM post…that’s funny, you are usually sooo quick to respond…Oh patrick…the silence is getting louder and louder!

ARdawg

May 3rd, 2010
5:30 pm

fatrick…..no, it wasn’t. When Florida gets into the thick of their SEC schedule, then you’ll have a yardstick to gauge him by. Listen, the kid has all the goods to be a good QB. To claim him the heir apparent to Tebow is quite premature. Running an offense against the quick SEC defenses that are coming at him (and they will be coming at him) and playing mop up with a big lead is quite a difference.

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
5:30 pm

No I didnt notice Mason’s performance. I did notice UGAs STARTING QB’s performance in the 2 5A championship games. You know….the 2 that he won.

Dave In Tampa

May 3rd, 2010
5:30 pm

pat sulley

“Hey it worked in politics we all got the biggest leftwing radical moron ever as a sitting president”

That my friend, I have to agree with you on!

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
5:33 pm

what question?

On why Fla was lucky USC lost?

On how UGA can be ranked top ten 6 times last 9 years to Fla’s 3?

That UGA has won 11 of last 13 bowls?

That UGA has the 6th highest winning percentage in bowls to Fla’s losing record?

You mean those questions?

The UGa downward spiral continues

May 3rd, 2010
5:33 pm

According to the district attorney, Mettenberger “was sentenced to two concurrent 12-month periods of probation under the First Offender act, is to pay $35 per month for a probation supervision fee, pay a fine of $1,000 on each count, must consent to searches of his person, vehicle and premises at any time by any law enforcement officer without a search warrant and without probable cause and must not object to any item seized during any such search from being admitted into evidence in any court proceeding, must not drink any alcoholic beverage, nor be at any place where alcoholic beverages are sold, is banished from the city of Valdosta and must have no contact, direct or indirect , with the victim in the case.”

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
5:34 pm

or that UGA is still ahead of Fla in head to head meetings?

Zach Mettencheeseburger

May 3rd, 2010
5:35 pm

Man I wish I was in the NFL. Then nothing would have happened to me!

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
5:35 pm

or that UGA has 12 SEC titles to Fla’s 8?

Dave In Tampa

May 3rd, 2010
5:37 pm

The UGa downward spiral continues

Nice Techie post! One Young man’s bad decision does not make a team have a downward spiral. Though, you wish they did because though UF has been beating us lately we always have Tech to use as our whipping boy!

Me

May 3rd, 2010
5:38 pm

Oh, there you are patrick…an now you’re mumbling aimlessly about something to do about personal attackts and politics or something…why am I not surprised?????????? Could it be that YOU, SIR, have called out and have NO answer???? C’mon…at least give me a few more meaningless stats or at least come up with something…a rationalization ….ANYTHING!…no?? Then I declare CHECKMATE my friend!!!!!

Me

May 3rd, 2010
5:41 pm

Goodnight patrick. And by the way, good “luck”.

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
5:43 pm

called out? Clearly you do not know the definition of “called out”. Please clarify for us what exactly you mean. Thanks. I know this…I have done nothing but called you out for each of your rambling meaningless non sense. You may not like the torpedoes of truth I lobbed at your wall of lies but it happened. Cant change it. Sorry dude.

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
5:45 pm

in order to declare checkmate you must first have to move a piece. This you have yet to do. You still have not said what your question was. I will wait.

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
5:45 pm

Still waiting.

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
5:47 pm

and still I wait. So much for checkmate….you only hope for a stalemate. But I denied you even that small solace. I have peed on you for days and you THINK you finally asked ONE question that YOU think I cant answer. One out of 321 is hardly checkmate LOL

Truck Salesman

May 3rd, 2010
5:50 pm

Fans of all schools, please don’t make fun of Mr. Patrick Sulley. He is my best customer. I slap a Georgia “G” on my 35K Freightliner and then sell it to him for 103K. He has made me very, very wealthy over the years.

I mean look at his 100K truck that he update his Facebook page with…

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1158327737&ref=name

It’s not even a sleeper and he still pays that price!!!

Nellie Fur

May 3rd, 2010
5:51 pm

Uh oh, Florida guy is lost in space, self-dialoguing again with lots of fake names. Who has the time? Goodness, take a couple minutes off fellar your fingers must be hurting.

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
5:52 pm

Thats like saying Caesar killing all the Gauls except one and him laffing at Caesar claiming victory. LOL

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
5:54 pm

Sleepers cost 145,000.00+. Not much of a salesman if you didnt know that. But the steep price is due to the “clean diesel” engine. They are only used in California. You have been exposed…AGAIN.

It Is Called Karma

May 3rd, 2010
5:56 pm

Jimbo Fisher will go 0 and 12 at FSU.

Lame Kitten will go 0 and 12 at USC.

The Silent Majority

May 3rd, 2010
5:58 pm

Folks, if you will look back to what was posted at exactly 5:28, I think you will see directly into the heart and soul of one angry Tea-Bagger. Scary, huh? Let’s just hope that this individual was nowhere near Times Square this past weekend.

Truck Salesman

May 3rd, 2010
6:00 pm

Oh mr. Sulley. I am so sorry – didn’t know you were still here. I read the side of your truck

P M Sulley
Trucking
Georgia

And didn’t naturally think you were referring to a California operation. My bad. Please stop by and see my new Semi for you that i had “Blacked Out”. It’s awesome, just like those Dawgs!!

Good riddance Reshad

May 3rd, 2010
6:00 pm

Reshad Jones is
……………………….NOT a key loss !

Truck Salesman

May 3rd, 2010
6:01 pm

Errr Sorry “Them Dawgs!!!”

COLLEGE of CHARLESTON

May 3rd, 2010
6:02 pm

The Gators were scared to play us again.

BAMA STAN

May 3rd, 2010
6:04 pm

13 NAITONAL TITLES – 22 SEC TITLES!!!

Dawgs poised to have a very good year – but there are a lot of IF’s
1. South Carolina – totally outplayed UGA last year – except on special teams and hard luck. IF UGA wins this critical game – they are almost a shoe in for #2 in the SEC EAST

2. Arkansas – will be improved – but will they be better than UGA? I doubt it – could be a whale of a game – like last year.

UGA wins this game – they go undefeated until JAX.

3. Florida – the CLASS of the SEC EAST. Is deeper, better coached, and much more disciplined than UGA. Urban is the best HC running the best program in the SEC EAST. UGA will fight hard – but if Florida scores early – and UGA does not match – this game will be over quickly. Mentally, Florida OWNS UGA – need proof? what was Richt’s record against Zook? 1-2!!!

4. Auburn – this will be a battle – a true 50/50 game.

5. GT – rivalry game – strange things happen – emotions run high – GT will be ready – will UGA?

UGA wins at least 9 Regular season games this year.

NCAA Football Rules!

May 3rd, 2010
6:08 pm

Tony – Pretty good analysis. However, I do realize you have to keep my Dawg peers happy by putting them second. I think even you’ll agree that South Carolina likely winds up in the #2 slot. Richt has proven he can certainly decline (last two years one with an NFL loaded team) and this year they’ll be adjusting to a new D. Granted they don’t play Bama or LSU but they likely lose to Arkansas and possibly even Auburn. Take those two losses along with the yearly UF loss and another to South Carolina and you are at 4 SEC losses very quickly. That’s providing they do not have another UT and KY meltdown. I love the DAWGS but Richt simply is not the NCAA Championship coach we all believed a few short years ago.

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
6:09 pm

The “Georgia” on the side of my truck does not say Savannah or Atlanta, GA. It says “GEORGIA” reflecting where I am from not where I am operating. Notice the UGA bulldawg on top. But even in Georgia day trucks (as they are called) are over 100,000.00 a piece new. I would not expect you to even know what 100,000.00 looks like much less its value. When you buy a home and see it has less value than one of my trucks get back in touch with me.

Real Dogs

May 3rd, 2010
6:11 pm

Like the Hutson Mason guy.

Here’s a video of some of his 55 td’s and 4500 yards his senior year, impressive:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtTqY4fyZDk