Georgia as a state has some of the best HS football recruits in the nation, top 5 in talent and the HS programs here are top notch. Like many here, I played my HS football in Ohio, left home for the military and have raised my kids in the suburbs of Atlanta. 2 of my sons have played football here. Their team talent, very good. Their opponents every week had FBS talent, most of the those kids offered by power 5 programs. Pound for pound as much as I hate to admit it, the number of players here exceeds the number of kids that Ohio raises. UGA has easy picking of what they want in their own state and still can’t be the best in CFB. During BCS era, GA was the only state in top 5 states when it came to football recruits to not have a university win a national title. CA, FL, TX and OH had a school that was able to do that. Even with Tennessee being down for the better part of 20 years now and not poaching top GA recruits, UGA has squandered it time and again. UGA most definitely underachieves time and again. Don’t believe me? Ask any UGA fan here. As annoying as they are they tell it like it is. They have everything one needs to win it all and choke every time they’re in position to win it all. Yes, Smart is a great recruiter but his bone headed decision to not play a duel threat QB when everyone knows that’s Bama’s Achilles heal is just plain stupid. UGA fans are not over him letting Fields go...
The consent circle is present at nearly every university and I can’t imagine it’s not at TOSU. I have two in college, a daughter and a son. One is in Ohio and the other in Georgia and both tell me it’s nearly everywhere on campus. No excuses.
This is why I don’t miss Meyer being at the helm. That 31-0 debacle was solely on his shoulders, a waste of a championship caliber defense so we could feed perimeter runs by Barrett and Samuel. Repeated incompetence on both sides of the ball because coaches stayed too long. Multiple players performing out of their minds when they rode the pine behind far less performing players. Thomas, Bell, Hooker, Burrow etc.
As much as we mostly can’t stand Dabo, he had the courage to put the underclassman on the field and benched his older QB to win games and ultimately a national title. Time and again Meyer’s loyalty bit the team and his job. I have always said Burrow was better than Haskins and when he left to LSU I made the comment he would be the Buckeye assassin in the SEC west. My son reminded me of this last night when Burrow took a final knee.
Todd Blackledge was all over the UGA holding last night when there was no calls. He’s the only ESPN guy I’ve heard say anything about missed calls.
Fields threw to Hill when he had 4 defenders covering. Teague was wide open in the left flat and missed him. I’m sure Fields would like to have some of those back.
The only one I saw was a potential hold on a Clemson D lineman when Fields threw a completion to KJ Hill on a shallow post route. The rest were objectively clean. I haven’t even included the repeated hands to the face on our D line or the OSU specials teams return player #21 getting thrown down to the ground by his face mask on the roughing the punter play. All of the penalty plays that hurt the Bucks should have had off setting penalties against Clemson with officials right there and nothing called. The officiating was horrendous there’s no way around it.
4th quarter had a bunch on the receivers, just a continuation from previous series. Clemson took what the officiating gave them.
Wow. I only noticed the guy on top digging and squirming on top of JK while his foot was being grabbed. Never noticed that blow.
KJ was held on that “dropped” pass. When he wasn’t being blatantly tackled in the end zone he was being held. Same with Mack, Db pulling the hell out of his jersey while he was breaking for the ball. Those Clemson DB’s were holding all night.
Check out the collage I made and posted to my twitter below. Most of those snap shots were from the first half. I haven’t yet went through the entire game yet. Like you said it infuriates...
Clemson is in its current position because Miami and FSU can’t fight themselves out of a wet paper bag. If those schools ever get their stuff together Clemson will be Clemsoning again in no time.
“Dream school”, was offered but he passed. Wasn’t really his dream school, End of story, move along, nothing to see here.
IMO Nessler’s biggest and most exciting call during the Bama game was when Steve Miller picked a pass and got the pick 6. He was genuinely excited for that play. In most cases though he’s typically a lower key guy. I’ve met him a few times here in Atlanta, once at the College Football HOF when Urban Meyer accepted an award after the 2014 national title game once at the Perimeter Mall. He’s actually the same even keeled dude whether he’s in the booth or on his own time. I always thought Gus was great too, especially when you know inside he’s pulling for scUM.
I believe we dominate. I actually wanted the 2 seed. To be the man you have to beat the man. You can’t exercise and overcome your demons by running away from them. OSU is fortunate to have this opportunity.
Absolute terrible angle by Arnette. Didn’t even look like he wanted to touch the guy.
I think we need to step back and stop with the conspiracy accusations likening this fan base to scUM and PSU. When we use technology to better the game and they still can’t get calls correct that’s a problem and it’s not just in the B1G, it’s across all power 5. I don’t believe a game is determined by a single play but these games in question have had multiple incidents where officiating has gotten it wrong, on the field and in an office hundreds of miles away. If the game can’t get it correct with technology stop using it all together.
The running into the punter play didn’t get thrown because the punter was auditioning for broadway. Had he just fell normally I believe a flag would’ve been thrown but he wasn’t contacted enough for that to happen. All acting.
The UGA game was just as bad. The difference was the officiating was taking care of the home team. TAMU’s 4th down pass in UGA territory down 19-13 there was blatant pass interference with the official staring right at the kid and nothing. Bad enough that blabber mouth Gary’s Danielson even acknowledged it. Before that, a targeting by UGA’s Lecount on TAMU’s beat receiver. Receiver yelled at official and he completely ignored him. 6 point win against a 4 loss unranked team at home; somehow credit is given because the rest of the SEC is playing FCS teams. Why UGA is at 4 is crazy to me. They’ve the worst loss and the weakest wins.
Than call NBC and complain to them for spreading incorrect rules on a live broadcast. They said it at least 2 times. If a team can’t line up correctly to run a play that’s on them and they did it multiple times last night. Bottom line is they’re a mess on offense and should have won a game where the D gave them 3 turnovers. Complaining about 1 PI call doesn’t counter what the Browns inflicted upon themselves.
The said it from the press box. If they were in a legal formation he could have challenged.