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  1. 2020 DE Andy Boykin COMMITS TO AU!!!

    I understand, but I think this is changing. TD Moultry and Coynis Miller come to mind. This staff is locking some guys down. Especially instate. WDE!!!
  2. Pettway Out for Peach Bowl

    Not @corchjay but a RB has to get some carries under his belt and allowed to get into a rhythm to fairly judge them. I remember not being impressed at all with P Barber his first few carries as a freshman. Same for Kerryon. He was widely criticized as a freshman on message boards for being too slow and not being decisive enough. I believe Malik can be a really good one but needs game reps.
  3. 2018 5* QB Emory Jones (Ohio St.)

    Their O-Line is a mess as well. EJ better choose wisely.
  4. 2018 4* OG Trey Hill (UGa)

    I always hate to lose on a top recruit like Hill. But consider this: We were good enough from a talent perspective to decisively beat Bama and UGA this year, yet both teams out recruited us the past 4 years. As long as we consistently reel in top 10 classes like we have been, (and maintain coaching staff continuity) will will be talented enough and deep enough to beat them. This is an outstanding class we are putting together, with some top shelf players from Alabama and Georgia. One guy is not going to make or break it. WDE!!!
  5. On to UCF

    They have great athletes all over the field, except in the trenches. If our O line and D line play aggressive early, we will win big.
  6. 2018 3* OL Walker Culver

    A few years ago we flirted with another tackle from a small Tennessee prep school named Wesley Johnson. He was very similar in size and star ranking as Culver. Johnson ended up having a great college career at Vandy and is in the NFL now. Here’s to hoping Culver is cut from the same cloth.
  7. 4 Freshmen who could breakout in 2018

    I’m also excited for the start of Bowl practice reports. Thats when we usually get updates on some of the redshirted freshmen. I’m particularly interested in how the development of Malcom Askew, Alec Jackson, and John Shenker.
  8. Shea Patterson transfers to Michigan

    A lot of folks are writing JH off because he hasn’t won the big rivalry games, but they were extremely young this year. If SP can get the transfer waiver to play immediately, Michigan can be really good next year,
  9. Shea Patterson transfers to Michigan

    Ta’amu is a JUCO guy and listed as a junior this season. He’s really good, though.
  10. 2018 4* OG Trey Hill (UGa)

    Rivals has us 6th, my 5th was incorrect. 5th, 6th, or 10th, it’s still shaping up to be a heckuva class. War Eagle!
  11. 24/7: Holland coming back

    I agree with all of those points Dag. And KJ is one of my favorite AU players ever. I long ago quit debating whether or not a kid I don't know should go pro early. I was challenging those who seem to believe that having a lot of carries in one season was a detriment to going to the NFL, because facts say otherwise. The most important thing is tha we agree KJ is special and has a great family to help him make the right decision. War Eagle!
  12. 24/7: Holland coming back

    KJ has had a shoulder surgery after high school, hamstring injuries, and a high ankle sprain. According to who you believe he recently had a shoulder injury or cracked ribs. (None of which are fun or pleasant, I’m sure) Dalvin Cook had 3 shoulder surgeries in HS and College, hamstring issues, and several high ankle sprains and was drafted in the second round. Nick Chubb had one of the most severe knee injuries you can have and will be drafted very high. Fournette had a history of high ankle sprains in college and he was a high draft pick. AGAIN: if Kerryon comes out I will cheer his decision. If he comes back, I will be thrilled. But the NFL has a recent history of drafting RBs in early rounds in spite of college injuries and a lot of carries. That’s all I’m saying.
  13. 24/7: Holland coming back

    If KJ goes to the NFL, great for him. If he returns, fantastic for us. But the narrative of “he better go because the NFL will be concerned about his mileage in college” is not true. Here are the actual carries after 3 seasons for current or soon to be NFL back. Some have missed games due to injury, some are from weaker conferences, some are from Power 5 schools, some are big, some are small. Most of these guys also have more total touches. Webb and Pumphrey added a fourth year to these numbers And the body has no way of knowing if you have a solid backup or not. It just absorbs the hits it takes. You can certainly disagree with the concept, but the facts are what they are. The NFL is not afraid to draft guys from college with a lot of carries. These are rushes after 3 years and do not include receptions, KO returns, and punt returns. Kerryon: 497 McCaffrey: 632 Dalvin Cook: 687 Ezekiel Elliot: 592 Ralph Webb: 739 Saquon Barkley: 653 Donnel Pumprhey: 707
  14. 24/7: Holland coming back

    This is the common narrative but simply inaccurate. There are plenty of NFL RBs with significantly more touches in College than Kerryon had this year. Lookup Christian McCaffreys college carries and receptions compared to KJ. KJs touches are also in line with other AU RBs like Barber, Dyer, Tate, and Cadillac. He got banged up towards the end of the year, but this narrative about his mileage is inaccurate.
  15. 2018 4* OG Trey Hill (UGa)

    As of today, we have the 8th best class in the nation overall, and our Star rating has us 5th. We’re hanging pretty well.