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In reference to Georgia's recruiting, he said something along the lines of:
"They're always ahead in the recruiting rankings, but we keep winning on the field."
If wins and losses were based on recruiting rankings, we're a 7-5 football team last year, and one of our wins would have been against Arkansas. But our coaches aren't stupid. The last few years, our coaches have recruited needs, and we have met those needs and we will again this year. That's why we have gone 20-7 over the last two years. We have very few weaknesses. We are deeper than we ever have been (if you don't believe that, go back and look at every depth chart you can find and tell me I'm wrong).
But if you want to keep worrying about the taters, that's fine. Go right ahead and live your "old Carolina" way while our coaches and athletes continue to build on our recent success.
I think on paper last years team was slightly deeper/better. We got very unlucky with Garcia's problems, Alshon not where he really needed to be and Lattimore getting hurt. Not to mention Nunn and Auguste's injuries. I'm not sure this team can absorb the kind of losses we had last year but I think this team can be very good maybe better with an improved offense.
"Those who live in the past are cowards and losers" -- Mike Ditka
Going to be tough to replace 3 first round picks_Alshon, Ingram and Gilmore. And yes, Alshon is a first round pick.
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Agree. If everyone thinks about it, we don't beat Georgia without those 3 making some huge plays. Also, can insert Antonio Allen into a big reason we won that one as well. I think Georgia also has a better coach than when Spurrier was at Florida most, if not all, of the time. (Can't recall if he was still there when Richt took over or not, but Donnan was certainly no Richt, IMHO.)
Gilmore to me is the toughest to replace. Clowney will be dominant and we didn't get Alshon's best last year. Shaw has the ability to spread it around and see the field. I don't think a true go to receiver is a necessity. Alshon drawing doubles based off of previous production will be missed. I think Vic can be real good just need to see it first.
No offense to anyone but if we do run man this year. how could we do worse?
Which game did Gilmore preform above average... Seriously i do not remember?. For anyone who disagrees provide a game of SEC hghlightS if there is one
He's a great player, and although he caught a lot of heat last year, I'm not sure every "problem" perceived by fans was his fault. Lots of busted coverages on the part of the safeties, and also, on some of the plays he gave up, he was a fingernail from making the deflection or a big play. I guess having played and currently coaching that position, I understand how close defensive backs (specifically corners) can be to being heroes or goats. It's literally a gnat's hair difference much of the time. If Gilmore wasn't a talent, he wouldn't have been so highly sought after by NFL teams, or starting for a team that should have been playing for the SEC title. Think about it.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
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Only real poor game he had was ECU. He played well the rest of the year.
He was very good for most of last year. Very good corners still give up catches.
Instead of someone providing you tapes of highlights, I would challenge you to provide entire game footage and tell me where he
was really poor other than ECU and perhaps Arkansas. Also, I'd like you to let us know what scheme we were on and if
the safety played his responsiility correctly. You might be surprised. If you have someone to explain it to you - and you are convinced he wasn't good last year - you will be shocked.
Gilmore was good. Damn good.
To the first part of your question, "how could we do worse?". Top 3 defense in SEC and top 10 on country. We could do much worse. 90+% of teams in America did manage to do worse
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