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3 Georgia spring football offensive items of interest , reclaiming ‘RBU’

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edited February 21 in Article commenting
image3 Georgia spring football offensive items of interest , reclaiming ‘RBU’

ATHENS — Georgia football looks to have one of the most powerful and effective offensive lines in college football in 2022, and that bodes well for the Bulldogs’ run game.

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  • Jaylittle23Jaylittle23 Posts: 53 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Mims is entering his second year not third….he was not a redshirt…..do your homework.

  • DogsNotDawgsDogsNotDawgs Posts: 1,700 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Based on the coaches, collegiate and NFL careers, and the Eye test, the AP Got it wrong on Swift and Chubb.

  • DogsNotDawgsDogsNotDawgs Posts: 1,700 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Auburn ran their backs into the ground in those days, which is not Johnson’s fault except choosing that place. Michel and Swift earned carries and contributed to Chubb being healthier than Johnson.

  • UGADad20UGADad20 Posts: 696 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    edited February 21

    UGA hasn't produced a 1st team all SEC RB because UGA usually has 3 guys that could be all SEC and plays them all. UGA also has the luxury of not needing overuse any RB or to play any dinged up RB's because of the depth they have. It is smart (no pun intended) to have multiple options and not all your eggs in 1 basket. For those 2 reasons UGA won't have a 1st team all SEC RB in '22 either. AL put all their eggs in the BRobinson basket and it came back to haunt them when he was limited by injury at the end of the year. 2nd article from Griffith pushing his pet cat, KMilton. Will KMilton be on the field enough to surpass ZWhite's #'s from last year? My guess is no for 2 reasons. Depth and durability. UGA is pushing for the same kind of depth/production at WR too. That is how you try to keep all those blue chip recruits happy. So do not expect big #'s from Arian Smith for 2 reasons. Depth and durability. Mims will be starting by midseason. McClendon had been good and very consistent. I see him at LG with Rattlege back at RG. Ericson will play quite a bit spelling LG, RG and C.

  • SmartsTheManSmartsTheMan Posts: 1,123 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    "The Bulldogs ranked just sixth in the SEC in rushing last season with 190.9 yards per game on the ground."

    "Alabama has been the SEC’s “RBU” of late with Brian Robinson (2021) and Najee Harris (2020) making first-team appearances."

    I guess that depends on how you - they define RBU... The article points out "The Bulldogs ranked just sixth in the SEC in rushing last season with 190.9 yards per game." While proclaiming Alabama RBU for 2021? But Alabama only managed 150.00 yards rushing per game.

  • UGADad20UGADad20 Posts: 696 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    edited February 21

    Nice try Earl. Are you saying that Nick Chubb isn't a 1st rd talent? His 4800 yds and 5.3 ypc avg over 4 seasons would beg to differ. There have been 4 total RB's taken in rd 1 over the last 3 NFL drafts. Usually late in rd 1 as the NFL doesn't value the short life span position as being worthy of a #1 draft choice. One could argue that the RB's coming out of UGA have MORE value due to their under use. Supported by Chubb and Swift being the 1st RB's off the board early in the 2nd rd. CKS recruited ZWhite, JCook and ZEvans (all 5*'s). Who would you have suggested he recruit that was better/higher rated?

  • DogsNotDawgsDogsNotDawgs Posts: 1,700 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    ‘And for the record….’ Now you are making things up.

    It’s not your universe.

  • BigDawg61BigDawg61 Posts: 546 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    @MikeGriffith

    LOL...Wrong again buddy. Mims is entering his 2nd year. He was selected to the 2021 HS All-American team and played in the 2021 UA All America game and signed with UGA on Oct 2020. 2021 was his Freshman year. 2022 will be his Sophmore year.

    Are you real sure about Bennett's age and him graduating HS at age 19? Just asking. LOL

  • BigDawg61BigDawg61 Posts: 546 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    LOL...Do you actually think, the more fodder you throw into a post, the more validity it has? Everybody on here is well versed in UGA football history. I noticed, you didn't mention Charlie Trippi, Frank Sinkwich, Herschel Walker, Knowshon Moreno, Willie McClendon and quite a few others,, in your UGA RB History lesson. LOL. Please, get to your point. Pick any other University and try to name all of their "big time RB's". The list will be fairly short.

    The Heisman doesn't mean a darned thing, unless you're into the numbers game. Just look at the failed NFL careers of former Heisman winners. One that comes to mind immediately is former Heisman Winner and Wisconsin RB...Ron Dayne. Heisman and NFL Draft status is a useless metric and means absolutely nothing. When you start throwing things like that around to support whatever argument you're trying to make, it's hard to take you seriously. Just sayin'.

  • UGADad20UGADad20 Posts: 696 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    edited February 22

    Sorry to say that "RBU" is now obsolete. CFB is now a passing game due to a progression of rule changes generally favoring offense and specifically passing. UGA can try to maintain the mantle of RBU or can continue to expand the offense and move into the modern era. In any event playing multiple players at every position, especially RB, is better for recruiting and the health and safety of young players. Offensive evolution is smart football.

  • BigDawg61BigDawg61 Posts: 546 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    I agree, in part, with your post; however, the "X"'s & "O"'s of football have never been stagnant. They are dynamic in nature.

    Offenses have been in change for about 10 years. They peaked in 2018/19/20. While offenses are changing, so are defenses. In time, defenses catch up to offensive innovations and become relevant again.

    The changes defenses have made to counter faster aerial attacks, is pretty obvious if you think about it. Defenses are utilizing talent that used to go to offenses and play positions like RB and WR. Defenses are faster, more athletic and bigger than they were 10-15 years ago. Now a premium DB looks more like a WR. A LB or DE looks more like a RB. Defenses are not fighting fire with water...they're fighting fire with fire.

    In the NFL, a good to great DB, DE, DL or LB, is valued higher than a great RB. More and more great football players are moving to defense. The glory side of football...at least, for the next 5-10 years. That's the cycle of football life. LOL

  • UGADad20UGADad20 Posts: 696 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    I don't disagree with what you wrote but still trying to figure out your point. Good athletes aren't playing RB anymore? Well if you think about it RB's take the most abuse and have the shortest playing lifespan. SO IF you can play another position it is smart to move away from RB. I also think there are more very good players now on D than before because there are just more players now than there used to be. Population growth, improved coaching, training, development and facilities has resulted in just more players. Agreed Defensive coaches had to adapt to the rule changes that favored the offense and get more athletic on D. But there is an old (60 yrs?) adage (obviously not universally accepted) in football about putting your best athletes on D (and your best athletes on D at CB). So that's not anything new. "In the NFL, a good to great DB, DE, DL or LB, is valued higher than a great RB". Again for 2 reasons. 1) rule changes made offenses more productive/explosive so better defenders were needed/valued. and 2) do you invest valuable draft capital in a position where players are productive for 3 years or 10 yrs? IDK if defenses will ever catch up to offenses (talent levels being equal). If it does the rulemakers will probably change the rules again. They have clearly valued offense, scoring and wide open (NOT 3 yds and cloud of dust) attacks more than lower scoring defensive "struggles".

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