Friday, November 4, 2011

Georgia vs. Morehouse Recap

Sorry to say this, and I know it was an exhibition game, but that was awful basketball.

Gerald Robinson looked really solid. Dustin Ware will give us the outside shot and protect the basketball. But other than that, I didn't see much reason for optimism. Check that-- we played decent defense and shot well from the stripe.

My biggest concern is that UGA cannot score from the post. That makes the team a lot worse than last year. In the meantime, Vandy is stronger, Kentucky is stronger and Florida is stronger. Alabama will be much better. Even Auburn has upgraded their talent. Not happy that the latter two teams have recently recruited well in the state of Georgia (hauling in Nick Jacobs and Shaq Johnson, respectively).

Kentavious Caldwell can handle the ball and is a pretty good defender. However, it appears that he has some issues with his shot, which I see as a right-angled over-spin on his release. Hopefully, Fox can get that fixed. KCP went 2 of 9 from the field in the Morehouse game, if memory serves me.

Djurisic can shoot the ball. He has very little lift, though, and does not appear to be able to drive to either side. Teams will body him up and limit his chances to shoot the three.

Thornton still looks weak. Unfortunate. Donte Williams has some springs. The starting five of Ware, Robinson, Brantley, Djurisic and Florveus was a surprise to me.

Maybe a couple of the football players will help out. We have a decent squad, but we're a far shot away from being elite like the other teams in the SEC. We're going to struggle big-time this year.

Faster Style for the Dawgs?

We'll see how this looks. My concern is that the SEC teams against which the Dawgs will compete have very talented guards, and for the experience we have, we don't have much in the way of back-court depth.


R&B Article about the Dawgs, Schedule, Etc.

It was encouraging to read that Fox thinks Cannon and Florveus have some potential to help in the front court. I have no idea what the Dawgs have in those guys. I think Florveus can give us minutes on the defensive end, but I'm really not expecting much from Cannon, Dixon and the other post. Would love to be wrong, though.

Red and Black

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Herschel Won Dickerson's Heisman?

And who is that Arps girl, anyway?

Very interesting article by ESPN. In case the link ever stops working, ESPN discusses the notion that Eric Dickerson had a better year than Herschel the year that Walker won the Heisman. Had Craig James not gone to SMU, Dickerson would have amassed more carries and likely achieved more touchdowns and total yards than Walker. As it was, Dickerson and Craig James both attended SMU, leading to the two tailbacks sharing carries as part of the "Pony Express" attack.

Craig James signed after Dickerson, but went to SMU anyway since his girlfriend was going to the school.

Pony Express or Power I?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

SEC Preview

The SEC East is going to be tough. Kentucky, Florida, and Vandy are all superior teams. Georgia will probably struggle this year unless Marcus Thornton plays big.

Fox Preview