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jcolding41
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2020 season discussion
Assuming the season goes as planned, what is the board's consensus on our year? Seems like we have all the pieces to make a playoff run. How do yall think our RB and QB play will be? Will the new offense have time to gel before the Bama game? If we take care of those two concerns I belive we will start off very well.


GurleyGirl
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re: 2020 season discussion
We should win 11 games which should be enough to win the East.


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lewis and herschel
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I hope having an extra two weeks of camp gets the offense in step.

I would guess we will be heavy run until the passing game comes together.


Broncothor
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I saw today where the student assistants are not allowed back yet. So logistics, laundry, practice photos, etc. will all fall on the coaches and staff.


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jcolding41
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re: 2020 season discussion
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I would guess we will be heavy run until the passing game comes together.


Hopefully Kirby doesn't see this as a reason to keep the ultra conservative offensive style from last year.


lewis and herschel
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re: 2020 season discussion
I think we will be through Bama.

Got to let the defense try to win UVA and Bama. Can open up the offense later or second half of Bama if need be.

I do think Kirby has seen the light so early conservatism is just trying to give us the best chance to win early.


jcolding41
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re: 2020 season discussion
The Bama game will say a lot, either we need work or the team pulls through and makes it a great season.


RD Dawg
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Hopefully Kirby doesn't see this as a reason to keep the ultra conservative offensive style from last year


He doesn't have Blankenship to bail em out so hopefully we won't continually play for 3 once we get inside our opponents
territory.We also have obvious unknowns at the RB position.


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Griffindawg
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The Bama game will say a lot, either we need work or the team pulls through and makes it a great season.


Even if we need work and lose that game we will be ok. A revenge game in Atlanta that we finally whip their arse and advance to the playoffs would be ok with me..... as long as they don’t get a spot and we have to play them a third time.


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IT_Dawg
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Probably feel the same as everyone here. We are a 10 or 11 win team and will ultimately come down to QB play on how far we go with the new offense. If its the right 10 games, we will go to the SECCG and have a shot at the playoffs. I think the OL will be fine with that talent and being able to go against the best defense in the country during practice. Go Dawgs



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jodeaux
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re: 2020 season discussion
Yup, if the offense improves somehow we should be a truly realistic contender to make the playoffs. Otherwise, I'm guessing we'll have a similar season to the last two we've had.
This post was edited on 6/24 at 10:19 am


RD Dawg
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We were "realistic" contenders to make the playoffs in '18 and would have been last year had we not had multiple injuries with our skill positions.


WG_Dawg
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were "realistic" contenders to make the playoffs in '18 and would have been last year had we not had multiple injuries with our skill positions.


Correct, we were 60 minutes away from being in the playoffs both of the last 2 years. A 1-loss SEC champion is not being left out unless we have a set of entirely implausible circumstances, which is virtually impossible


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VoxDawg
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re: 2020 season discussion
I agree with those who think that the combo of Newman under center/ Monken looking to prove he can turn the O around/ Losing Specs to bail out an anemic offense will prove to be a winning combo.

Winning in Tuscaloosa in Week 3 IS possible, but we'll need to get the passing game jumpstarted in the first 2 weeks to do so.

If we don't pull out a W against Bama, we'll have to go perfect the rest of the season, including the SECCG to have a shot at the playoffs.


devils1854
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re: 2020 season discussion
I think the lack of a spring and a proper organic growth throughout the summer into the fall is going to hurt the offense at first, and it just sucks that Bama is week 3.

I think once our offense hits its stride, we will be the best team in the nation. It just needs to happen before Auburn because we will win out once it does happen.


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VADawg
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re: 2020 season discussion
Need to use UVA and ETSU to get as many reps as possible in the passing game to get Newman (or Daniels) up to speed. UVA will have a defense that can give us a nice test out of the gate. Fortunately, Bryce Perkins is gone which means any real threat of them putting some points on the scoreboard is gone too.


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Buzz Killington
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Ultimately, it comes down to Monken and Newman. The defense will be the best in the country and they'll keep us in every game. I'm not quite sold on Newman just yet, and the shortened period the new offense will have together before the season starts is a bit concerning. I'm not sure we'll be ready for Bama by week 3, but it's not a must-win game.

11-1 and we beat Bama in a rematch in the SEC Championship. Then, on to the playoffs...


RD Dawg
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re: 2020 season discussion
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Ultimately, it comes down to Monken and Newman.


Gonna have to be more than that.
Gotta get the WR group healthy and on the same page with Newman
and Monken and hopefully Zeus is back to 100%.Not particularly worried about the O-line unless they get buried with injuries like our WR group did last year...not much depth there.


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meansonny
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re: 2020 season discussion
Here is where I think we improve in 2020 vs 2019:

QB Play. Having a better downfield threat and having a QB who can damage a defense after breaking contain changes how defenses plan and attack. That could create more consistency at the QB spot than we had last season because the defenses can't defend the first 15 yards with 10 guys.

Run blocking. I think we'll have more holes with our mix of power blocking schemes. We may get back to more homeruns due to the scheme than in 2019. I expect an improved run game between the 20s week in and week out.

Run Defense. A big caveat to this is the health of Jordan Davis. But the biggest reason for improvement is talent/experience for Nakobe Dean, Quay Walker, Channing Tindall, Nolan Smith, Adam Anderson, Azeez Ojulari, and Tyreque Stevenson. The speed, athleticism, and experience in the box will be unreal.

Here is where I think we step back:
Pass protection. We were one of the best pass protection teams in the country in 2019. We lost a ton of talent on the OL at Tackle. Even if we can be considered among the best in the SEC, it will be tough to be considered among the best in the NCAA. The hope is that a better run game keeps us in better pass protection situations (along with a mobile QB who can keep a defense at bay with his legs).

Here are the biggest question markes for 2020 imo:
How good will we be in red zone rushing? We were bad in 2019 (8th in the conference in rushing TDs. 10th in the conference when looking at conference play only). Will Trey Hill magically not get knocked back in short yardage situations anymore at C? How will the new faces do on the OL in short yardage? Will a mobile QB help the rushing TD total? How do the RBs do (we have 5 career rushing TDs among all of our RBs).
This of all things determines if we are a elite team or not, imo.

How will the OL handle attrition in 2020:
In the 2018 SECCG, we had our 4th string right guard play against Quinnen Williams.
In 2019, we got down to our 3rd string RG, 3rd string C, and 3rd string LG over the course of the season. And we had games with uncertainty at both tackle spots.
Who is our 6th man? Who is our third string at any position? Will we be able to survive injuries like we did under Pittman? Losing 4 players off of last season's roster makes this a huge question-mark for me.

Can the offense gel with the new OC, new QB, and not having Cager to lean on? I would throw up if I was a Gator fan and we burned timeouts because of wrong wrist bands/communication.
How aggressive will we be knowing that we have a solid defense and week in and week out we won't need to push 30+?


SneakyWaff1es
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re: 2020 season discussion
I'll be surprised if this team wins a national championship but wouldn't be surprised at an SEC Championship.

I also think they should've had a covid get together on their first day back and let it run through the team so they could just get back to work.
This post was edited on 6/25 at 2:37 pm


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