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Advanced Stat/Scheme Preview: Georgia vs LSU

It’s SEC Championship week. The Dawgs are looking for their first conference crown since 2017. Will they get it? Like always, I dug into the tape and advanced metrics to see how Saturday’s game should play out on the field…  LSU Offense vs UGA Defense - LSU will spread it out some, but they actually have a pretty physical identity. They play with TE’s often and use a lot of tight formations. They will try to hit plays in the run game to stay on schedule and they are going to line up an

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Advanced Stat/Scheme Preview: Georgia vs Kentucky

And we are back! I hope all of you have had a great week. First off, let me apologize for not getting this out last week. As many of you already know, I was fighting a stomach bug that kept me from operating at full capacity. The good news? I have an in-depth breakdown full of observations and insights on Kentucky. The bad news? I tested positive for Covid on Tuesday and that kept me from being able to record the video preview that normally compliments this piece. I hope to be back to a normal c

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Advanced Stat/Scheme Preview: Georgia vs Tennessee

And we’re back… This time, we’re ramping up to preview the biggest game to be played in Athens since I’ve been alive. This game has so many storylines it can be hard to cut through the noise. It has been billed as Georgia’s great defense against Tennessee’s great offense. Unfortunately for the national media, Georgia also has a great offense. Tennessee has a defense as well. Is it great? No. But its style of play is aided by knowing its offense will score points. To this point is has had th

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Welcome to Dawgs Central

Hello and welcome to Dawgs Central. As we start this journey, it’s important to tell you why we are here, what we are hoping to achieve, and how we plan to bring our subscribers a valuable experience that they won’t find anywhere else on the web…  In the broadest sense, Dawgs Central is a collective of your favorite independent UGA personalities. We have come together because we believe our strengths as creators complement one another well, and by working together we will give Georgia

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Advanced Stat/Scheme Preview - Georgia vs Auburn

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Advanced Stat/Scheme Preview - Georgia vs UAB

All of a sudden we are 25% of the way through the regular season. UAB comes calling this week in Georgia’s first true night game in Sanford Stadium since 2021.  The last time the Blazers came to town was that same year. Stetson Bennett was taking a week of fill-in duty for UGA’s entrenched starting QB. That quarterback’s name was JT Daniels.  Bennett went 10/12 for 288 YDS and 5 TD’s. A true freshman TE from Napa named Brock Bowers had 3 catches for 107 YDS and an insane touchdown wher

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12 Takeaways Georgia vs South Carolina - The Difference Between Urgency & Panic

Our friends at Homefield Apparel are paying for you to read this post for free. We hope that you use this opportunity to see what DawgsCentral is all about… Deep dive analysis, providing context through inside knowledge of the UGA program, and posting the most up to date intel on UGA’s football team and recruiting efforts. This is a mature, intelligent college football community where people discuss the game without being disrespectful. If you are passionate about Georgia Football and you’ve bee

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UGA DL Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins Sidelined After Foot Surgery

DawgsCentral has learned that Georgia defensive lineman Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins underwent foot surgery this week. The redshirt sophomore from Gaffney, SC was limited throughout fall camp due to a foot injury. It was decided that Ingram-Dawkins would have surgery on his foot this week after playing 10 snaps in UGA’s opener against UT-Martin. A timetable for his return is not currently known.  Many expected Ingram-Dawkins to see increased playing time for Georgia this season after he playe

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12 Takeaways Georgia vs UT-Martin: Kirby Smart Doesn’t Care What You Think (and that’s a good thing)

This post is presented for free by our friends at Homefield Apparel… Homefield has the best vintage UGA t-shirts and sweatshirts you can find. Get 20% OFF on your first order with CODE: DAWGSCENTRAL23 12 Takeaways Georgia vs UT-Martin: Kirby Smart Doesn’t Care What You Think (and that’s a good thing)   1) Let’s begin at the ending, because what I’m about to type should be remembered as we digest this game. Here is a quote from Kirby Smart’s postgame press conference… “The exp

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UGA RB Daijun Edwards Dealing With MCL Sprain

DawgsCentral has learned that UGA RB Daijun Edwards suffered an MCL sprain to his knee in a recent practice. Sources are hopeful that Edwards can be ready for UGA’s opening game against UT-Martin on September 2nd, but the senior from Norman Park has not been participating in drills so far this week. Edwards was Georgia’s second leading rusher last year with 797 yards on 140 carries.  To put it mildly, UGA’s running back room has had a bad run of injury luck lately. Senior Ken

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UGA TE Lawson Luckie expected to be out 2-4 weeks following ankle surgery

UGA freshman TE Lawson Luckie suffered a high ankle injury last Saturday during UGA’s first scrimmage of fall camp. Now the timeline for his return is becoming clearer.  Sources told DawgsCentral earlier in the week that Luckie was in a protective boot and not practicing due to the injury. Radi Nabulsi of UGA Sports first reported Luckie’s absence from Georgia’s practice on Tuesday. Luckie was scheduled to have surgery on Wednesday. That news was first reported by Marc Weiszer of the Athens

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23 For 23 - #14 Stacy Searels

23 For 2023 - The 23 People Who Will Have the Biggest Impact on UGA Football’s Success as it Pursues a Three-Peat “Who would you rank as the coaches most important to UGA’s success?”  That question was recently posed to me by a DawgsCentral subscriber in response to a piece of intel that I posted on our forum. I started to type out a response, but a couple sentences in I realized that the answer to the question is quite complex. To make such a list, one must make broad value judgments

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23 for 2023 - #17 Dominic Lovett

23 For 2023 - The 23 People Who Will Have the Biggest Impact on UGA Football’s Success as it Pursues a Three-Peat “Who would you rank as the coaches most important to UGA’s success?”  That question was recently posed to me by a DawgsCentral subscriber in response to a piece of intel that I posted on our forum. I started to type out a response, but a couple sentences in I realized that the answer to the question is quite complex. To make such a list, one must make broad value judgm

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23 For 2023 - The 23 People Who Will Have the Biggest Impact on UGA Football's Pursuit of a Three-Peat (#21: Daylen Everette)

Who would you rank as the coaches most important to UGA’s success?”  That question was recently posed to me by a DawgsCentral subscriber in response to a piece of intel that I posted on our forum. I started to type out a response, but a couple sentences in I realized that the answer to the question is quite complex. To make such a list, one must make broad value judgments on what assets are most important to a modern college football program.  When thinking about the answer I also foun

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12 Takeaways Georgia vs TCU - “The Prestige”

Seventeen days ago the Georgia Bulldogs became the first back-to-back national champions of the College Football Playoff era. UGA’s play in its emphatic blowout win over Oregon made it clear that this was possible on the first full weekend of college football’s regular season. What we didn’t know then was how the UGA staff would use every game of the regular season as an opportunity to improve the Bulldogs. For over 4 months, the duo of Todd Monken and Kirby Smart sat in the rafters above the st

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Advanced Stat/Scheme Preview - Georgia vs TCU

Alright, we’re here… This is the big one, folks. Georgia versus TCU in the CFP National Championship here in Los Angeles. I’m not sure it fully hit me what this team is on the verge of accomplishing until I got out here and spoke with the UGA team and coaches. One National Championship makes you college football royalty. Back-to-back titles makes a program into the king of kings.  The Dawgs are 60 minutes from history. What stands in their way? Here are my notes on TCU.  TCU Offense vs

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Advanced Stat/Scheme Preview: Georgia vs Georgia Tech

Let’s be honest here, folks. There is a reason why Georgia is a 5 touchdown favorite on Saturday with the Yellow Jackets coming to town. There is a massive difference in the talent levels of these two rosters. The Bulldogs have the 2nd most well recruited roster in all of College Football. Georgia Tech’s is the 30th.  That ranking might surprise you. The Yellow Jackets won just 3 games in each of the prior three seasons. For some perspective, Mississippi State is 29th in the Talent Composit

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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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Advanced Stat/Scheme Preview: Georgia vs Florida

Alright, folks… We are back. The Dawgs are through the bye week and we are hitting the toughest stretch of Georgia’s schedule. This is the time of year when the pretenders are separated from the treats who are truly elite. How will Georgia hold up? As always, I dug into tape, advanced stats and performance metrics to see how Georgia-Florida should play out on Saturday in Jacksonville.  Okay, a few things you should know… - We have an efficient UGA Rushing Offense going against the very

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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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Ryan Puglisi Talks to DawgsCentral

2024 QB Ryan Puglisi committed to Georgia on Sunday afternoon. Sources told DawgsCentral that the  Massachusetts product blew away the Georgia staff when he threw for them this summer. His tape shows a prospect who can throw from different arm slots and has excellent mobility. Ryan sent me these answers on Sunday while still on his visit. 1. You’re from Massachusetts… What do you think about the South? College Football is obviously a big part of the culture down here. Is that something

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UGA’s Depth & Talent on Display as Dawgs Dominate Vanderbilt

Georgia got on top of Vandy early on Saturday and didn’t let up. This week the Bulldogs didn’t need any halftime adjustments. Unlike last Saturday against Auburn or the week before against Missouri, Georgia looked crisp early on both sides of the ball. Stetson Bennett came out dealing, going 18/20 for 2 TD’s and over 200 yards in the 1st half while helping the Dawgs to a 28-0 lead. UGA’s defense also started strong. It was 21-0 before Vanderbilt threatened to score in the 2nd quarter. 

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Advanced Stat/Scheme Preview - Georgia vs Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt Offense - Vandy made a switch at QB during the Wake Forest game and they’ve been a much better team for it. #5 Mike Wright gave way to freshman AJ Swann #13. Swann is much more of a natural pocket passer but Vandy will still use Wright under center a few snaps a half as an option QB. Wright is still Vanderbilt’s 2nd leading rusher on the season with 287 YDS for a very effective 7.9 YDS per carry.  - UGA has to be careful about overplaying the run with Wright in the game. He’

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Advanced Stat/Scheme Preview - Georgia vs Auburn

And we are back! After last week’s game at Missouri there is much to consider when evaluating how UGA-Auburn may play out this weekend. Many saw a close game between UGA and Mizzou and didn’t look much further. Well, at DawgsCentral we always look further. From a Success Rate standpoint, UGA dominated Missouri. Random big plays, the best night by a college FG kicker we will see all year, and excellent starting field position kept Missouri in the game despite being out gained by 200 total ya

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Advanced Stat/Scheme Preview - Georgia vs Missouri

I know many of you watch our film preview shows on the DawgsCentral YouTube channel. For those who don’t have the time to sit down and view a video preview I put together these pregame notes from my film study outline. If you’d like to watch our UGA-Missouri film preview you can view it at the link below. Now, let’s get into things… MISSOURI DEFENSE vs UGA OFFENSE - Mizzou’s DL flashed against UGA’s OL interior last year. Can they do it again? The first play from their

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