No doubt Georgia is loading up to make a sustained run, but if this recruiting cycle has taught us anything, it's that you shouldn't count your chickens before they hatch. Who knows what could happen next year at Georgia on and off the field, and lord knows it's impossible to predict what effect those possibilities could have on Georgia's recruits.
When you make your QB run the ball inside or near the hashes, it's always important to know who your #2 is.
I'm not taking sides on this issue broadly, but JT could stand to throw the ball harder on WR screens. Our guys have the juice to make up for it against inferior talent, but we have some teams on our schedule who will make the WRs pay for the fraction of a second longer it takes JT to deliver those passes.
I don't see Burrow coming back next year if he isn't all but named next year's starter soon after this season ends. He's just too talented to risk not being given a chance to start and possibly open a few scout's eyes. Then again, maybe I'm underestimating the number of people who want Tate to play sooner rather than later.
While I don't hate Herbie by any means, I don't like that he used his influence to blow this issue out of proportion. He went on the Danny Kanell show yesterday and defended his actions. Nothing inherently wrong with this. Problem is, it keeps this issue alive and continues to give it a much greater platform than one ill-advised tweet deserves. He just needs to drop it at this point.
I know Decker is trying to help, but piling on like this isn't a good look for the program, in my opinion; it makes it look like the program can't handle any criticism. If he does something else dumb, have at it, but at least give him some time to reflect and process this whole thing.
Maybe I'm just caught up in the moment, but I would not be at all surprised if Decker's tweet closes the door on this recruitment. All because some of our community, including former players, are so defensive. Don't get me wrong: I love the loyalty the former players are showing, but I highly doubt a teenager will see anything but red after being blasted over and again.
Two weeks from now, it's possible no one will care about or remember the recruits' initial tweets, but Jackson Carman probably won't forget the disproportionate (IMO) response he's received.
If the tweets bothered him so much, Herbie really ought to have voiced his displeasure in a more private manner. Even if I happen to agree with what Herbie wrote, I still can acknowledge that putting several 16-18 year olds on blast in front of his 1MM twitter followers was beyond the pale and, frankly, juvenile.
You flat out have to be better than that, Herbie.
I wouldn't call Carman a prima donna just yet. So far all he's done is take his time on his commitment and send out one regrettable tweet. He's a high school kid; let's give him a chance to learn from his mistake and move forward. And, if I'm being honest, the tweet wasn't anything crazy, and he's not even a commit at this point so I think muzzling him might be a bridge too far for me.