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Georgia football corner Kelee Ringo ‘turned into the receiver’ to make first career interception

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edited September 2021 in Article commenting
imageGeorgia football corner Kelee Ringo ‘turned into the receiver’ to make first career interception

ATHENS — Kelee Ringo made his first career interception in the 56-7 win over UAB on Saturday and is starting to show why he was the No. 1-ranked cornerback in the nation in the 2020 class.

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    UGADad20UGADad20 Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Rule #1 of DB 101 is: Don't let the receiver catch the ball. It is NOT try to intercept the ball. I still remember Campbell vs LSU in the SECCG trying to catch the ball instead of breaking up the pass. The LSU receiver caught it and LSU went on to score. And win the game. Do I need to remind anybody of the last second loss vs AU at Jordan Hare when the UGA DB's tried to intercept instead of knocking the ball down? Interceptions are great. Hopefully the new UGA DB coach is instructing about Rule #1.

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    UGA66UGA66 Posts: 4,153 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    In this instance, Kelee read the play and was in position to intercept the "high-point" ball. In the Clemson game he wrestled with the receiver on two occasions and it cost UGA 30 yds. He is learning. He is a very talented DB. His future is bright if he can stay healthy.

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    reddawg1reddawg1 Posts: 3,636 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    THere is a time to catch it and a time to batt it down. An interception swings momentum, and is a gut punch to the offenseive team that threw it. Studies have shown that when a defence creates 2 or more take aways, it means a victory, 96% of the time, at least. Remember the South Carolina game in 2019?

    So, yeh in the loss to Tennessee game on the Hail Mary someone needed to just batt it away, we had the receiver surrounded, but for whatever reasons(fate I guess) they seemed out of step with the receiver and were losing their footing falling backward, instead of ceiling him off.

    THe loss to Auburn while unfortunate was just bad luck, two of our guys had the same bead on it and collided at just the right time and propelled the ball forward(the pass was underthrown) if I remember correctly, straight into the arms of the receiver. THe football gods are cruel sometimes.

    I suppose with hindsight you just batt that pass down, since it was the last play of the game. But who doesn't want to intercept the pass to seal the victory, your name lives on forever.

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    rhbatchrhbatch Posts: 730 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Is it at all possible that the coaches know what they are doing? He made mistakes in the first game, the coaches told him what he did wrong, he corrected the mistakes the coaches pointed out and, in the second game, he takes those corrections and has an interception plus other passes defended. Wow, it's a pity that our offensive coaching staff (per some fans) don't even know how to select the proper starting quarterback, maybe the defensive coaches can impart some of their wisdom?

    How dare you call me sarcastic!😎😁

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    natejawsnatejaws Posts: 164 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Kelee is rounding into a great corner. Can't wait to see his development the next few years!!

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    DallasDawgDallasDawg Posts: 1,270 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Thank you, @rhbatch . There's no great wizardry to it. I love how the fans all think they're telling these kids something new about how to play a position, something the coaches have somehow missed. By all accounts, the kid is talented. He just has to learn. And he's learning by playing. As you said, he made mistakes, the coaches told him how to correct those mistakes, he listened and in the next game he played better. Hopefully, he'll continue to improve in each game. Will he get beat again and perhaps look bad in doing so? Of course, he will. All DB's get beat. Will he have another PI called on him before the year is over. Probably. It goes with the territory. We can only hope that it's not a game-killer. But for now, if Ringo (and his teammates) keep improving game after game, I think the sky is the limit for him and them. And hopefully, the rest of the UGA program does the same thing. Go Dawgs!

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