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B_Amazing

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  1. While I haven’t been a fan of Satterfield I don’t know if I can blame it all on him. He has constantly talked up his guys and tried to coach them. Most of the issue are on the field, not blaming the kids for them because of the revolving door at almost every position. If your on the 100% need to fire Satt side a few questions need to be asked. 1) Who is the QB? We are 8 games in and may have to start a 3rd QB of the season. Not to mention the constant over throws. 2) Who is a playmaker? While we have a couple of good TE no one is scared of them, no one fear any receiver on the team. This goes hand in hand with the QB. 3) O-line and RB, protection for run or pass has been terrible at best. That being said we don’t scare anyone with the pass so they aren’t afraid to bring multiple blitzes or stack the box. Now the issues I see with Satt, we only seem to call screens when teams are in passing defense. I don’t see hot routes for blitz and I don’t see simple routes. When I say simple pass plays I mean things like rolling the pocket right when the ball is on the left hash. Simple slant routes. These are plays that put completions in front of the QB and not have them scanning the field. This isn’t a video game and at some point he has to do the simple things first.
  2. I personally don’t see Beamer leaving, this is the job he wanted and knew the challenge when he took the job. I have said it many times and still stand by my it, Beamer was and still is my first choice for the HC here. Listening to him speak he wants to be here and loves this team as much as the fans.
  3. Looking at the team my first thought is ouch. Then I watch and try to remain neutral, the biggest thing for me is remembering these are college kids. With most programs it takes weeks if not longer to get adjustments to work. Even young NFL teams have an issue getting adjustments to stick. I’m not defending anyone but i also know that WM left the offense bare. Even with all the transfers on D we had 2x the talent on that side. Couple that with a new incoming vision and it makes it even more difficult. I fully expect that Beamer will hit the transfer portal hard again, and to also see an open competition at all spots on O. That being said I still have full faith in Beamer and his vision, he took over a 2 win team with a ton of transfers. I know it’s rough right now but we as fans can’t jump straight to blowing it up less than a season in.
  4. Personally I believe the Doty foot injury hurt more than we want to believe, the receiving corp had to adjust to another QB. Now they are readjusting. The deep balls Doty has to either take some off of or put a little more air under them. I am a bit concerned by the OL but hopefully we will start to see some adjustments.
  5. Zone blocking and short moving receiving routes will definitely help, a damp field could really change the game plan for both teams.
  6. I fully believe as previously stated that SB is the coach for us. He’s intelligent, connects with players and staff. From what I can see seems to do well on the sidelines and I fully expect more growth their too. Aside from an unseen bump in the road I feel that he will get things turned around. Most importantly he wants to be here, that is more of a point for me especially after the last staff.
  7. Partially coaching partially instinct, coaching is hat on a hat and how to defend against blitz and different schemes such as crosses coming from the dline. The player has to have instincts kick in and fall back on that coaching when those things happen. ECU did not fear the passing game especially on 3rd down, they constantly brought more rushers than we had blockers. Even with that being said it’s still on the coaches and the player to make that chip block or partial block to give that extra second to throw to an open receiver. On the flip side of that most of the time the ball was being held on to or thrown so fast that I couldn’t tell if their was a hot route for those cases.
  8. I don’t see the +32, while I’m not comfortable in this game it just doesn’t seem that far away. If Daniels plays he will normally throw a ball or 2 to the defense, just have to be ready when he does. GA has a great defense, if we play like we did vs ECU they will score on defense. Play with patience, take what they give. I believe the line should be closer to +17.
  9. We’re 2 games into the season and have 2 W’s in the win column, while not always pretty they are W’s. Coaching: In my opinion it’s been as vanilla as possible for the offense, don’t show what you don’t need to this early in the season. The defense has played great and seem to be building confidence. The special teams is Beamer Ball!!! Offense: Hopefully when Doty returns it will give a much needed jolt to this area. Until we prove that we can consistently make throws no defense will back off the line of scrimmage. Defense: improvement across the entire unit, I know we have only played to lower level teams but they have tackled and for the most part played fast and kept their assignments. Special Teams: this is an area Beamer and co is ensuring the opposing coaches have to plan for. I like what I’ve seen so far, calculated risk to change the game. Intangibles: Passion and Heart are 2 areas that drive college football, the first is helping and hurting us at the same time. The players seem to have the passion for the coaching staff and fan base, while it has caused some unwanted penalties they are playing for each other. Overall I would give the season so far a B+, it’s hard to motivate a team that isn’t supposed to win many games. The coaching staff has done that, the players could have given up Saturday and refused to do so. If they continue to show improvement and play for each other this team will pull a win or 2 that they shouldn’t, while I’m not excited about the GA game coming up it’s another chance for the staff and the players to improve.
  10. After Saturday my optimism still stands firm. I know we played a weaker opponent, in that we still did what we should do. They covered the spread and went into halftime with a convincing lead. Their was no need to play the starters in the second half, aside from a few coachable moments the game went as it should have.
  11. Interesting to say the least, never hurts to explore all options though. I would much rather explore what can be done to not rush Doty back then to have him play and make the injury worse.
  12. Hate to see this for the kid, I myself had great expectations for him. I do put most of the blame on Muschamp and staff due to never really having a plan beyond that day. To be an effective coach you have to plan for the worst case scenario and not throw a kid to the fire when they aren’t ready.
  13. This could be a blessing in disguise for us, while it’s great to have a clear #1 it also causes young guys to focus in on them. Im sure someone will emerge as the season moves on.
  14. Fully agree, things like his time working with his father, Spurrier and Riley were big reasons when his name first surfaced in the hiring process I personally wanted to see him here over the others. Throughout his career everyone he’s been around has talking about his intelligence, passion and him being an upfront person.
  15. This is the type of play I want to see again!!!
  16. The other thing to take note is now it’s looking like if OU and UT have joined before the new TV deal the floor of that deal will be 70-75 mil per. I don’t see a one time buyout that may potentially costing you 5 mil more than the first year of the TV deal stopping them from negotiating and getting out at the end of the season.
  17. Comparing coming staffs is really a moot point, one has had moderate success in a lower caliber of football while the other has been on staffs with some of the best coaches in the league. The only advantage I see for the Tennessee coaching staff is he’s had time to work on things like game/time management. I’m not saying that Beamer is the savior or that we’re going 12-0, but if you look at the team the last 2 years and think 6 combined wins is all the team was capable of your a pessimist. Those teams played selfish football lead by a mostly selfish coaching staff. With a recruiting pitch of “I can get you to the league” you build teams that are me first. Beamer has an uphill climb but if he come out and won 6-7 games would I be surprised? Not even in the slightest, theirs talent in the team and if they play team football they can win more than what the “experts” are predicting.
  18. No garnet glasses here, Tennessee is currently in a worse situation than SC. Any school that has had bowl band or hefty punishment handed down by the NCAA has always struggled through them. Both schools are coming in with new coaches, having to retool the teams due to transfers and such. While coach Beamer has to steady the ship and try to put together a few wins and build confidence he doesn’t have to try to recruit against the NCAA punishment. That’s why I stated Tennessee has to hold the line, if they stack several bad seasons along with the punishment they will have a much higher climb.
  19. The buyout of the Longhorn network will be the deciding factor. No way the SEC allows them to keep that. SEC is the brand no matter who it is if the championships are coming in they still have the brand. TX is about to find out what it’s like to be in a conference not ran by them or catered to them. Plus TX loves to talk about how much money they have, a few $$$ isn’t going to stop them.
  20. I don’t see this waiting until 2025, the SEC is to diligent when looking into theses things. As a conference why would you try to hold 2 schools that don’t want to be there, make them come to meetings and try to make them vote on things that could effect the schools you do have. Personally I see this being the last year for TX and OK in the conference. After the season things will become clear and we will get the actual look as to what the SEC will look like. They won’t discuss it until February though as not to distract from the current season.
  21. Yes the $$$ determines it all, the only concern is that what happens to the other teams that don’t get in the conferences. Will some conferences look to move on from some of the schools in hopes of bigger schools. 4 Super Conferences sound great but is also concerning too.
  22. Taking a look at the current SEC East division I see this as the time to begin our climb up. I have broken down each team and where I see them in the next 3-5 years. Georgia - How many more years will they give Smart and crew to win it all. While he isn’t loosing he isn’t delivering what they want either. Without a SEC title in the next 2-3 year that seat is going to get very hot and Georgia will start prepping for another coach. Florida - Can Mullen keep the momentum going? He’s kind of in the same boat as Smart in FL won’t wait forever to win. This may be the hottest current seat in the SEC East, let’s see if that pressure of winning now gets to FL. Kentucky - unfortunately their coming out party of sorts was against SC, the kids stood on camera saying “why not us”. Has that luster faded considering they haven’t put it all together. While coaches there have a longer leash than GA or FL can they substantially win and draw more recruits. Missouri - Eli has them playing hard, with the coming additions and them possibly switching divisions/PODS can they start winning now though. A change for them could easily hurt them. South Carolina - With a new coaching staff I see the next 2 years being more about stability than anything. Optimism is high now and many are behind this coaching staff, if they can stabilize the ship and show the signs of heading in the right direction South Carolina could be in very good shape. Firing WM was a must for SC as fans were always waiting on the failure, it’s hard for fans to be in a spot where they don’t believe in a coach. Tennessee - Hold The Line has to be there mantra for the next couple of years. With what happened there and again a potential POD the coaches have to prove everything won’t crumble. I don’t see a bright 2-3 years for them but if they can hold the line they may be ok. Vanderbilt - While I can understand the change in coaches I don’t necessarily agree with it. It’s a hard school to win at in general, wait and see. Overall I think each college in the East is hoping for a POD system, Alabama coming to the East would quickly change the direction of many of the schools. I don’t think any school in the East no matter their current standing is complacent with who they have. Some schools will give longer ropes than others but all the coaches have something to prove.
  23. The SEC has to also be careful when going to far up north. Honestly college football is bigger in the southern part of the country. Fans will Travel to see their team play. Except in a few markets up north it’s no where near the passion it is here. You don’t want to alienate some of your fan base by going to far.
  24. My prediction for the East 1) Georgia 2 - 3)Kentucky/Florida 4 - 5) SC/Missouri 6) Tennessee (unless the kids play their a$$ for that coach. 7) Vanderbilt I don’t see FL as a lock for #2 they lost some pieces, Kentucky has up and down seasons. Can they put it all together. I personally think SC picks up wins against Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Missouri. If the GA game stays close Florida and Kentucky better watch out because I don’t see either of them as a clear cut number 2 or 3. The East this year could be way different than what anyone is expecting.
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