The X’s & O’s
There’s obviously plenty of excitement around UGA’s tight-end room as the 2022 season draws closer. As far as preseason hype goes, the buzz around Georgia’s group of TE’s is well justified.
First off, Georgia already uses A LOT of 12 Personnel (2 tight end) sets. People have asked me all offseason how UGA is going to use all of these tight ends. The reality is that Monken laid a pretty good blueprint in 2021, but far fewer eyes were watching Georgia’s tight ends.
Sources have told DawgsCentral that Georgia wideout Arian Smith will need surgery after injuring his ankle while participating in a drill during Georgia’s practice on Thursday. Smith is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of UGA’s fall camp. Sources told Dawgs Central that UGA expects Smith to be back from his surgery early in the 2022 regular season, and he should return to action in 4-6 weeks barring any further setbacks.
The junior from Lakeland, FL was the #9 ranked wide-receive
We know two things for sure about Georgia’s secondary
1. Kelee Ringo will be UGA’s top Cornerback.
2. Christopher Smith will return at Safety to anchor the back end of Georgia’s defense.
Kelee Ringo started last season as the ultra talented recruit who Georgia was hoping would hold up opposite of established veteran Derion Kendrick. He had some freshman moments early in the season, but as the year went along he proved himself.
Ringo played 516 coverage snaps w
1. Who will play Guard?
The largest weakness on Georgia’s 2021 offense was its Guard play. The inconsistency from Warren Ericson and Justin Shaffer created dozens of busted plays and caused UGA’s rushing offense to stall on many series throughout the season. If you don’t believe me, go back and look at the way Missouri dominated the center of UGA’s line at the end of last season. Shaffer is now in the NFL, but Ericson remains in the Georgia program.
Let’s take a look at this chart for
CJ Allen sat down with me recently on camera for an interview that we planned on airing on DawgsCentral. Unfortunately some technical problems caused the video quality to be too spotty for us to turn into a video segment. Our conversation is printed here in its entirety.
Graham: What’s up, CJ? How are you doing?
CJ Allen: I’m doing good… Thank you for having me
Graham: Absolutely, thanks for coming on… So you made the leap and committed to Georgia back in late June. It seems like
We continue our detailed position group previews this week with a look at UGA’s Inside Receivers for 2022. While much of the talk this offseason has been rightfully focused on UGA’s potentially historic group of Tight-Ends, the Dawgs will quietly deploy one of the best groups of inside receivers in the SEC and maybe all of college football.
In 2021, 56.2% of Stetson Bennett’s pass attempts came in the middle of the field. That was down slightly from the 61.5% of his attempts that came betw
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
If you’ve followed college football during the offseason over the last decade then you have probably heard the term “returning production” thrown around quite a bit. Bill Connelly, now of ESPN, first started quantifying returning production as part of his SP+ rankings. Nearly every website that aggregates content throws up a list of his returning production rankings when they come out in the Spring.
What is less widely known is that one can look back over the years and see that returning W
“It’s a little crazy…”
That’s what five-star QB Julian Sayin says about the meteoric rise he’s experienced in the recruiting rankings over the last year. Julian’s freshman season of high-school football coincided with the Covid-19 pandemic and Sayin backed up his older brother Aidan, only seeing playing time at the end of games.
Then came 2021. His older brother now playing college football for Penn, Julian was thrust into the starting role at Carlsbad High School in his hometown of Ca
The Dawgs Central staff has entered a commitment prediction for four-star defensive tackle Sydir Mitchell. The team at Dawgs Central is projecting Mitchell to commit to UGA.
Mitchell is a 6’5” 345 pounder out of Oradell, NJ. He is a consensus Top 5 overall player in the state of New Jersey, and possesses ideal size for an SEC interior lineman. Mitchell was double and triple-teamed all year playing on one of the nation’s best high-school football teams at Bergen Catholic. Mitchell’s high-sch
The Dawgs Central staff is ready to put in a prediction for four-star 2023 WR Tyler Williams, and we expect that the talented Lakeland (FL) WR will sign with UGA.
At 6’3” and 180 pounds, Tyler Williams possesses the type of size that SEC offensive coordinators dream of. What’s rare is that Williams packages legit breakaway speed and tough running ability after the catch with his long athletic frame. Williams started his high-school career at the quarterback position, which gives him a natur
Over the last few months Jamaal Jarrett has been one of the fastest rising prospects in the 2023 class. Last week he cancelled his official visit to Texas A&M and announced he has trimmed his list of potential destinations to three schools. He also told the college football world that his commitment will come on July 19th. Georgia, North Carolina & Auburn are the programs vying for Jarrett’s services. With just a month remaining until he chooses his future home, the 6’6” 350 pound Jarret
Those of you who have followed my writing at past stops may know a little bit more about my background than some of you who have not. With that in mind, I wanted to use Father’s Day as an opportunity to reflect on both why I am passionate about college football and why I believe in what we do here at Dawgs Central.
On the eve of the 2019 season I tried to make sense of why UGA fans get excited for football season year after year. After all, the prior seasons had brought the following result
Last weekend featured one of the more memorable lineups of visiting prospects in the Kirby Smart era. UGA welcomed 11 of the top 125 overall recruits in the class of 2023 to the Classic City, with the Bulldogs recruiting staff bringing out all the stops for the star studded list of prospects. Among those on campus was five-star Texas native Jalen Hale.
Hale is 6’2” and 175 pounds. His long frame makes him a big play threat down the field but his 4.5 forty-yard dash time gives him the speed
Jon joined Graham yesterday afternoon to look at the latest storylines happening around UGA…
- What summer enrollees can make an impact in 2022?
- Which visiting recruits are we watching this weekend?
- What signs should we be looking for from Arch Manning’s time in Athens?
- What early season CFB lines and Heisman odds have some betting value?
Josh and I sat down to talk yesterday. Our show is ostensibly the same, but the name has changed and going forward we plan to record more often and with a larger rotation of personalities.
We kicked the show off with a little bit of discussion on why this new website you’re on has come into existence before chatting about pre-season odds for conference champions in the ACC, Big 12, PAC-12 and SEC. We also gave our thoughts on the proposed scheduling models being considered at SEC Spring Mee