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@Mike_Brooks14 all of that sounds great.  But the bottom line is that he has had top players at key positions year after year, and he hasn't gotten it done yet.  if the big 10, pac 11, acc etc had been dominating things, it wouldn't be such a big deal. but all of our peers have been dominating it, which makes handling it even harder and more intense.

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@meatball @GJDM = Gurley Just Did, Man @HeelDawg one thing to consider here is this:

murray has dominated the practice reps the last 4 years.  not even mason has had much of a chance to show anything with the starters.


this year Mason is getting the lion's share of reps with the starters with bauta and ramsey getting next to nothing.

the bottom line is that against Vandy we have a chance to put both the backups in for significant playing time in the 2nd half to let them see what they can accomplish with the starters.  Same thing with our youngest receivers. 

Football is a sport that you learn by doing, rather than by watching. 

In fact, one of the greatest Bulldogs ever, Pollack, had a special gift of being able to take what you see in the film room and translate it into excellent play on the field. 

But the defense is a little different from offense.  it's more reactive than "play" based.  It relies a lot on instinct. 

That's not something you can teach at all.  Either guys have it or they don't.

1 hour, 3 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.fieldstforum.com/classic-city-cavern-uga-chat/ccc-10114/

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@Wycliffe Lovelace didn't stafford start after the USUCK game when he helped bail us out?

1 hour, 15 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.fieldstforum.com/classic-city-cavern-uga-chat/ccc-10114/

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@GJDM = Gurley Just Did, Man @DrTiki @Wycliffe Lovelace it should be about who gives us the best chance to win, but richt values seniority way too much, especially at the QB position. 

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@ClassicCityDawg2010 @DrTiki in the case that Tiki makes, here is the problem.  Why not load up and take another defensive lineman or offensive lineman?  Why take a qb who does not possess and never has possessed the skills that match your offensive system?  this is an issue that I lay at the feet of the UGA coaching staff, not Mason himself.  All he did is take the offer that was given to him.  No shame in that at all. 

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@J.H.D. nauta has been sucked into the FSU vortex for some stupid reason.

19 hours, 43 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.fieldstforum.com/classic-city-cavern-uga-chat/ccc-9-30-14/

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@nickmac6 Auburn, GA is a good compromise location.  or Braselton.

21 hours, 19 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.fieldstforum.com/classic-city-cavern-uga-chat/ccc-9-30-14/

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@ClassicCityDawg2010 it is doable.  there is no really easy way to get there, but it can be done.  i work in buford and have made the trip several times. 

21 hours, 23 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.fieldstforum.com/classic-city-cavern-uga-chat/ccc-9-30-14/

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@GJDM = Gurley Just Did, Man @34Dawg if he made it to the end zone, it couldn't be that bad

21 hours, 29 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.fieldstforum.com/classic-city-cavern-uga-chat/ccc-9-30-14/

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@J.H.D. hey, if Rome isn't going to put out, then move the kid up and see what he can do.  Jay so far has been a giant case of unrealized potential on the field.  a real shame.

21 hours, 29 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.fieldstforum.com/classic-city-cavern-uga-chat/ccc-9-30-14/

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@EastCobbDawg @SwabbyDawg yes.  i don't agree with the "get him 100 and bench him" theory.  the horse has gotta run.  protecting him sounds good, but playing everything safe is a wussy way of doing things.

21 hours, 30 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.fieldstforum.com/classic-city-cavern-uga-chat/ccc-9-30-14/

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I was not clear guys........i was referring to Brady Joke.  Brady Hoke.  Not Tom Brady.

1 day, 1 hour ago on Conversation @ http://www.fieldstforum.com/classic-city-cavern-uga-chat/ccc-9-30-14/

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should brady's last name be changed to JOKE?

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@goatdawg @SUWANEEGEORGIA (I'm embarrassed) well I can start.  what subject or crisis do I need to address?  lol

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so have we solved the world's problems yet this morning?

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So it's safe to assume Dawson to auburn? Lol

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Gurley is the key to our running game.

1 day, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.fieldstforum.com/classic-city-cavern-uga-chat/ccc-9-29-14/

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I hope more than a few kids are early enrollees because we are gonna need spaces next June.

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just think if derrick henry had honored his commitment to us.  we could literally be unstoppable on the ground.
  or if we had signed mike davis too.

1 day, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.fieldstforum.com/classic-city-cavern-uga-chat/ccc-9-29-14/

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@Bleudawg I'll take a stab at it.


6-3 and 215 running 4.5.


Think running back size that loves to lay the wood.

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@Ricky "El Gringo" McDurden over.  i doubt they do anything until after the OSU loss.

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@Bleudawg @highcotton @nickmac6 not to name drop, but I've seen Herschel in person, and he has no peers anywhere, not even the Gurley of 2014 can touch him imho.  Not starting a fight or anything.

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@Bleudawg @nickmac6 there is a lot of analysis that goes into what the defensive tendencies are over a period of time.  that's what preparation is all about.  The problem is that offenses have tendencies too, and we are way too "inside the box" when it comes to thinking sometimes.  I was tooling around during lunch and listened to Buck and Kin-cade on 680.  They were talking about how they'd almost never throw the ball during Buck's time in Athens.  He readily admitted that the short and intermediate passing game was awful.  The speedier guys like Amp Arnold and Lindsay Scott were good going deep though.  It's just a difference in the way the game is played these days imho.  Same thing in high school.  There were no passing leagues, passing camps etc 35 years ago.  HIgh school qbs came to college not having thrown nearly as many passes as kids do these days. 

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watching this season makes me appreciate mr. murray even more with those signature back shoulder throws he used to complete all the time.

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@Ricky "El Gringo" McDurden @DrTiki @SUWANEEGEORGIA (I'm embarrassed) ricky, does it really matter whether it's a physical or a mental issue holding him back?  if you can't get it done, then the team needs to look elsewhere imho.

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@meatball @SUWANEEGEORGIA (I'm embarrassed) that's a fair assessment of the OL.  Maybe what I should have said is that they're a lot better than they've been in the past. i cannot tell whether the pass blocking is breaking down or whether mason is just not comfortable back there.

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ok.  challenge question of the day---what do we have to do in order to get the tight ends involved in what little passing game we have?  short throws--shouldn't be a problem for mason.


our OL is protecting relatively well, so that shouldn't be a problem.


can they catch the ball?  Rome was a 5 star who have never materialized due to persistent injury.  Blaze is a true freshman and really  just a kid with a lot of potential.


thoughts?

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@WalktheDawg Whisky  @goatdawg gotta use mckenzie in the running game to wear down vandy.  let them chase him around a little.  that'll pave the way for gurley to pound them between the tackles.

2 days, 2 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.fieldstforum.com/classic-city-cavern-uga-chat/ccc-9-29-14/

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@TXDawg @WalktheDawg Whisky let's be fair on all accounts.  I don't think it's unfair to say that he can't throw it downfield.  That's what UT was giving us on Saturday, and we refused to take it.  It's not that we don't wanna throw down the field.  It's that Mason is not capable of doing it with consistent success.  I'm not sure it's going to be better even with Mitchell and JSW back there either. 


OK--so he may have saved Chubb.  Well, isn't that whatg a 5th year senior is supposed to do compared to a true freshman?

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@ClassicCityDawg2010 @goatdawg but we have to pass the ball deep under center.  it can't always be out of the shotgun.

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Ha. It would be like arguing politics with J david Gillespie.

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It is the ultimate in no risk, no reward.

2 days, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.fieldstforum.com/classic-city-cavern-uga-chat/ccc-9-28-14/

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I believe that the best approach in this stuff is to be realistic rather than being a sunshine pumper (not saying that you are that way jwh). The truth as I see it is:

Bobo and richt are locked into honoring seniority more than they are into fielding the most athletic kids even when those kids lack game experience. This can be shown to be true numerous times during cmr's tenure.

I give credit to the staff for recruiting gurley and Michel just as I criticize them for offering mason just days before signing day. I also think they deserve blame when OLine recruiting, development and field performance are lacking which has been at near chronic levels since 2001.

CJP IMHO will do tremendous things at Uga but not until he gets his guys into the program. I have seen glimpses of improvement in just the first 4 games.

As it relates to the qb issue I am willing to admit that I am not a qb coach or am offensive coordinator. However I am also not generally ignorant when it comes to organizational performance issues. The worst thing for any organization is when a person is told that "this is your job" in a way the guarantees starter status. Job security is great for the individual, but it can be dangerous for the organization when a person has no threat of being replaced even due to poor performance. In short, it is wrong to keep a guy in a position just to protect his delicate psyche to the overall detriment of the team. Every player on the team should understand that he can be replaced if he continues making screwups. This is fair to all involved as well.

I don't know how things will shake out. But I do know that I will take talent over experience every time. Experienced players still make mistakes. Murray did. But the talent may allow you to do things that would benefit the team in the long run.

Sorry if I am beating a dead horse. I just think we have to be fair to all coaches and players involved and I am more than willing to examine all aspects of the program when doing so.

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Wilson also has zero man cover skills.

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Mason's issue is ability, not confidence.

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Richt is way to stubborn to move mason out of the starter's role. He values seniority and the preservation of mason's psyche as more important than playing the best players.

2 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.fieldstforum.com/classic-city-cavern-uga-chat/ccc-9-28-14/

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Bobo is responsible for recruiting and preparing the quarterbacks. Therefore he is responsible for mason and his lack of knowing what to do. You cannot separate the coach from the players.

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Every day of the week and twice on Sunday I would take talent over experience. No question whatsoever. There are no deserved starting positions on our team especially at the qb spot. This is the joe cox deal all over again.

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Other than 2 games last year, what great experience does mason have?

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What kind of coach recruits a kid in spite of the fact that his skills don't match the offense you've run for 13 yrs?

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