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Unpopular opinion, UGA edition
Summertime is slow around here. This is as close as college football gets to a dead season, and I was feeling that last night when I had no I idea what I was going to write for you. Then, like manna from heaven, this tweet popped into my timeline, giving me something to talk about as we try to kill another day on the long road to football season.
The question is simple: What’s your most unpopular Georgia sports opinion?
There are plenty of interesting opinions on tap from Georgia fans, many of which you can find retweeted on the timeline of @skinnyqb10_pls, who started this meme. Some I agree with, while others hold true to the moniker “unpopular opinion.” Here are some samples, along with my opinion on their opinion:
- Fans who griped about Greg McGarity a few years ago owe him an apology.
- Mike Bobo was a great offensive coordinator.
- You should want Tennessee and Florida to be good so wins over them look better.
- Rap music at games is good.
- Rap music at games is bad.
- The 2012 team would beat the 2017 team.
- The 2011 Pro Combat uniforms were actually cool.
- The chapel bell is too loud.
Now here comes my unpopular opinion: Georgia would be better off if Jacob Eason was still the quarterback.
I won’t go into my reasoning in too much depth because the very premise of this exercise means you likely don’t care about whatever point I have to make. But, in the simplest terms, I think Eason would have done just as well, if not better, than Fromm running the offense last year based on what he did as a freshman with a new coaching staff and patchwork offensive line. Which is not to say I don’t think Fromm is good. On the contrary, I think he’s very good, and I understand why he won the job over Eason. But I think Eason is a more talented passer than Fromm and has a higher ceiling.
So go ahead. Pillory me for my opinions. And while you’re at it, leave your most unpopular opinion about Georgia sports down in the comments.
Unpopular opinion: UGA sports edition pic.twitter.com/zVXK7lpwiB
— Jacub Easun (@skinnyqb10_pls) June 7, 2018
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Paul Myerberg of USA Today listed and analyzed the biggest game of the year for every team in his top 10. The game he picked for No. 10 Georgia should come as no surprise.
vs. Auburn, Nov. 10
There’s a case to be made for South Carolina and Florida, the two perceived rivals to Georgia’s ownership of the East Division, and maybe even a case for LSU, should the Tigers be better than expected. But the only game on Georgia’s regular-season schedule against a fellow team with title aspirations comes in the annual tilt against Auburn in November.
Elsewhere in the wide world of lists, Athlon Sports ranked the best coaches in the SEC, and Kirby Smart placed third behind No. 1 Nick Saban and No. 2 Jimbo Fisher.
Smart makes a huge jump in the coach rankings following a successful 2017 season. In his first year at the helm in 2016, Georgia finished 8-5 overall and 4-4 in SEC play. However, Smart’s second team was only a couple of plays away from winning the national championship, falling 26-23 in overtime to Alabama.
The Bulldogs finished 13-2 overall, claimed the SEC title and dominated rivals Georgia Tech and Florida by a combined score of 80-14. Georgia is also winning on the recruiting trail. After finishing with the No. 7 class in 2016, the Bulldogs inked the No. 3 haul in ’17 and claimed the best class by the 247Sports composite this cycle. Smart was one of the nation’s top assistant coaches at Alabama prior to his arrival in Athens and is one of college football’s top defensive minds.
After two years, it’s clear he’s on a fast track to a place among the top coaches in the nation and has Georgia (his alma mater) poised to contend for a playoff spot once again in 2018.
Odds & Ends
- How the late Billy Cannon of LSU figured into Georgia’s 1959 SEC championship
- Nadab Joseph news puts more pressure on UGA secondary
- The reasons why DT target C.J. Clark has become a priority for UGA
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— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) June 12, 2018
— scott sinclair (@coach_sinclair) June 12, 2018
Among more than 40 UGA football players on spring semester academic honor roll: QB Justin Fields, RB D'Andre Swift and K Rodrigo Blankenship (3.5 or above). OT Andrew Thomas on Dean's List (3.5 or higher with at least 14 hours). QB Jake Fromm and OL Cade Mays also on honor roll.
— Marc Weiszer (@marcweiszer) June 12, 2018
Wow. A true maze runner.
Labyrinth for a dog pic.twitter.com/UTkRxebA3N
— pups (@Attractivepup) June 13, 2018
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