Alabama v. Georgia National Championship Thread

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  1. TC

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    I originally imagined this portal thing going the other way -- Bama and UGA type teams would take from the weaker schools.

    So is the trend gonna be the champs always get decimated by transfers?
     
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    Yikessss
     
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  3. El Tiburon

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    I, for one, find it funny how the sports media keeps trying to push the dream journey of Stetson Bennett as fan boy turned marginal recruit turned walk-on who lived out his dream of winning a championship for his boyhood team and is now UGA’s version of a successful Rudy.

    But then you ask actual UGA fans about him and it’s all like, thanks and all but please get the fuck out of here before you ruin us.
     
  4. dblplay1212

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    I think you had it right. The players that leave Bama and UGA will be guys that weren't going go play. They'll go somewhere else to get on the field. And then you'll have good players leave team to go to Bama and UGA. See Rick's and Gibbs going to Bama already.
     
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  5. El Tiburon

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    Some of it doesn’t make any sense. Like, I get a guy like Sanders leaving Bama because he’s really good but has a first rounder ahead of him. But if you’re a big time contributor on a playoff team what’s the point of leaving?
     
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  6. Jake Scott

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    I'll always love Stetson. It's a great story, he really is tough as shit, walk on, mailman, etc but without this defense he's not winning a damn thing. He had a phenomenal 10 minutes Monday night after the fumble. I never gave him a chance of beating Bama before the game.
     
  7. TC

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    So far South Carolina is enjoying portal season because it's all additions, no subtractions. Wouldn't be as fun if we were losing starters as fast as we were picking up new pieces. I guess in general it's only backups who transfer. Maybe this is the "invisible hand" sorting out the best possible roster for everyone guys
     
  8. HtownTide

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    FWIW a number of former college football players on Twitter are blaming turf. We were specifically told the turf in Indy was an issue before the game
     
  9. TC

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    That's gotta be infuriating for players
     
  10. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    He was referencing all the shit that was talked about cochran when he left. Blamed for all of your injuries.
     
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  11. Dump

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    I don’t see how thats automatically a TD
     
  12. El Tiburon

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    Then how come Colts players don’t drop like flies?
     
  13. BP

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    You're gonna have basically 2 types of kids leaving a big time program
    1. Kids that were recruited over/didn't pan out/overrated will leave for playing time at smaller schools or schools they can start at immediately.
    2. Talented kids who want to play now and stuck behind better players like Sanders.
    Although we've already had two weird ones in Stevenson who went to Miami and Johnson who went to FSU
     
  14. TC

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    Siri, show me Colt leg injuries
     
  15. HtownTide

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    Ah yep. That obvious jab went over my head
     
  16. HtownTide

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    Dunno. Im just repeating what I was told by people connected to the team and then what guys who played in both college and NFL were saying on Twitter. In fairness, the comment abou the turf in Indy was more related to it being slippery, not necessary directly about people getting hurt
     
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    It isn't. At best its a completed pass. The safety probably would've made the tackle.
     
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  18. El Tiburon

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    Sigh.

    *unzips*
     
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  19. ugafish

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    We will replace anyone who leaves with a better player like we did when tyrique left for Miami.
     
  20. Owsley

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    I’m not sure it’s a TD, but the comfort/communication between Bryce and Hall, Holden, and Brooks was iffy at best. None of those guys are close to Jamo or Metchie, but talent isn’t an issue with any of them either. What’s between the ears has been a recurring problem going back since they got on campus, though. Hopefully this goes to show just because you suit up for Bama doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed shit. You gotta make it happen because no one is handing you a damn thing.
     
  21. TC

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    Your fellow Dawgs have shown less confidence in this regard
     
  22. IrishLAX2

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    With a well thrown ball, the outside WR is making a catch around the 12 yard line with about two yards of separation. And the safety would have not had a great angle to that WR.

    Assuming a really well thrown ball, it’s at worst a first down inside the 5 yard line. Really depends on the throw though.
     
  23. ugafish

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    If so, they are just forgetting how good Kirby is at portal season.
     
  24. ugafish

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    ringo was all over the wr, so it’s an incompletion rather than a pick 6
     
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  25. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Which better player did we replace Johnson with?
     
  26. Redav

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    We did not replace Justin Fields with a better player.
     
  27. Hobnailed Boot

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    Uh yeah Alabama ain’t losing anything to the portal and they are poaching 1st round nfl talent wtf are you talking about dude:iseeu:

    Georgia landing Derion Kendrick was huge but losing Jermaine Johnson hurt we’ll see how this cycle plays out…
     
  28. ugafish

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    quiet down wet owl
     
  29. LuPoor

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    when you Can't RefuTe the argument, go with personal attacks
     
  30. ugafish

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    We didnt need to replace luxuries at deep positions, and we did just fine without him, even after Anderson was taken off the team
     
  31. ugafish

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    the portal wasn’t even a thing when fields left Athens, so nothing to refute
     
  32. El Tiburon

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    Anderson raped someone, bro. You make it sound like he was just passively removed.
     
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  33. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Please, allegedly.
     
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  35. Keef

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    You hate to hear about culture issues like this
    :awesomeface:
     
  36. Fran Tarkenton

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    Tough to assume the Alabama QB could have made that throw given how poorly he played on Monday

    but he was clearly not anticipating a go route, and sure didnt look like the WR thought that was the playcall either. But yea, there are open areas of the field on every play in hindsight.
     
  37. Owsley

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    I think the throw he made which Hall dropped killed any confidence he had in that group. One of his better throws of the season and dropped in a situation where it was absolutely needed.
     
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  38. BP

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    Yeah that was a filthy throw.
     
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  39. Fran Tarkenton

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    Yea that was brutal. Then the blocked FG. Hall's a freak athlete. But you can see why the staff got frustrated with him earlier this year. Think he had a few months as a recruit where he got a ratings drop due to some off-field-stuff.

    IMO I think Saban will harness it all and develop him into a 1st rounder. Bold, I know. But Hall is in ideal spot for someone with growing up to do.
     
  40. Jake Scott

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    Once Williams went out your WR's looked like ours normally do in this type of game.
     
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  41. electronic

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    I hope he comes back. Stetson is not an elite QB, but we could do a lot worse. I hope one of the younger guys with tools beats him out, but his numbers this year were solid.

    Also, it’s not impossible for him to improve some of his decision making over the next year and become a good college QB.
     
  42. electronic

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    On the other hand, he absolutely murderkilled Dan Jackson on the ‘Chip 6. Dude could have a huge future at safety.
     
  43. BP

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    I would like to see what JT can with a full season. We're gonna need his arm since our D is getting gutted
     
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  44. Owsley

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    He’s the most talented of that group, and he flashed at times Monday night. Hopefully this was a growing moment for him because it’s all there for him to be the next big thing if he truly wants it.

    This was the game to me. More than anything else, y’all’s guys caught the ball whether it was contested, bobbled, in a tight window, behind them, whatever and we didn’t. All the credit in the world to those guys for stepping up under the brightest of lights.
     
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  45. Owsley

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    If JT played Monday Bama wins going away
     
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    JT can't stay healthy/get cleared/want to play
     
  47. Redav

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    Rumored that JT is leaving which would make sense but we'll see
     
  48. Keef

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    Maybe, but he also puts more pressure on your secondary earlier than just the 4th quarter
     
  49. BP

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    Sure with basically 0 game reps since the 3rd week.
     
  50. Redav

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    JT is a statue but has a much better arm