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Todd Monken Changed Georgia… But Kirby Smart Put The Plan in Motion

Kirby Smart met with UGA donors last week at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte. A person who was in attendance shared some of the details from his remarks on DawgsCentral’s subscriber forum. Some of Smart’s remarks caused me to look back on how UGA got to the top of the sport. They also provided insight that made me see UGA’s offensive coordinator change in a new way…    There has been a fair amount of hand wringing amongst certain factions of the Georgia fan base since Todd Monke

Graham Coffey

Graham Coffey in Narrative Check

Kirby Smart Has Changed College Football’s Idea of What a Title Winner Is Supposed to Look Like

Kirby Smart and Georgia just won their second consecutive national championship. That is plenty difficult on its own, but what makes it more remarkable is how Smart and UGA did it.  Let’s flashback two years to the off-season following the 2020 college football season. 2020 was college football’s “covid season” but it solidified a few media narratives around who can compete for and win national championships in the sport. As a reminder, here were some of the things that were being said at t

Graham Coffey

Graham Coffey in Narrative Check

DAWGS CENTRAL HOT TAKE TRACKER: UGA vs Tennessee

A #1 vs #2 matchup. The eyes of the entire nation upon Athens, GA… These are optimal conditions for HOT TAKES from all sorts of media types.  We at DawgsCentral believe in doing actual research and giving actual football analysis when sharing our football predictions and opinions. This might shock you… But that isn’t always the case in the College Football media space. Normally we don’t get these types of bold predictions until late in the week, but I’ve seen media types predicting a T

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Graham Coffey in Narrative Check

Narrative Check: Using Drive Distance & Success Rate Data to Compare CFB’s Contenders

College Football is driven by a mixture of biases. Half of it comes from the preseason narratives that were established over the summer (Example: Look at all of the talent returning on that Ohio State offense… They’re going to be one of the best in college football history!). The other half comes from recency bias. (Example: Did you see Tennessee score FIFTY-TWO on Alabama! That was exciting! The Vols are the BEST offense in college football!). If you’ve followed me for any period of time t

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Graham Coffey in Narrative Check

Narrative Check: Does UGA Really Have a WR Development Problem?

Those of you who have followed my work for a little while know that I’m always weary of media narratives. Before I take the line that is being repeated over and over on Twitter or talk radio at face value I have to do my own digging. Last offseason the two narratives I tackled most were “Dan Mullen is a Top Ten Coach” and “Kirby Smart Can’t Develop.” Well, I think we know how those turned out. Georgia’s 2021 National Championship killed the vast majority of the negative narratives that wer

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Graham Coffey in Narrative Check

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