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FirstCityDawg
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Member since May 2017
274 posts

Major Burns to the portal
I kind of surprised but wish him the best.


claydawg09
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Conyers
Member since Sep 2013
873 posts

re: Major Burns to the portal
Didnt we flip him from ole miss or Lsu last minute? Maybe he goes there


FirstCityDawg
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Member since May 2017
274 posts

re: Major Burns to the portal
We flipped Daran Branch from OM. I don’t think we flipped Burns, though I could be wrong.


rawDAWG333
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Knoxville
Member since Nov 2012
1710 posts

re: Major Burns to the portal
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Daran Branch


Looks like he might also be gone. Potentially done with football. He did the same thing last year but ended up coming back to the team.


AllDawgCK
Georgia Fan
Athens
Member since Oct 2017
1314 posts

re: Major Burns to the portal
All positions are up for grabs and they leaving??? Something going on behind the scenes?
This post was edited on 5/3 at 3:05 pm


Floyd Dawg
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Silver Creek, GA
Member since Jul 2018
1917 posts

re: Major Burns to the portal
Other sites have said Burns is headed back home to LSU, which is interesting since they pulled his offer because of a bad camp performance.

Also, Daran Branch has left the team and is expected to enter the portal as well.


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VoxDawg
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re: Major Burns to the portal
Wow, gonna have to hit the portal hard for some Secondary help.


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td01241
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Savannah
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16692 posts

re: Major Burns to the portal
Outside of Cine our secondary is gonna be bad next year. Front 7 will have to carry them.


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tylerdurden24
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re: Major Burns to the portal
I think bad is an exaggeration. Tykee Smith and Chris Smith are both solid if not good players. Where these departures hurt is in margin for injury. We will add 2 more via the portal to bolster things for the Fall but it’s going to start shaky and hopefully improve as the season goes on and guys like Kimber, Speed, and Ringo settle into their roles.


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Lucius Clay
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Member since Sep 2012
2771 posts

re: Major Burns to the portal
I am a bit surprised, as Burns seemed like someone with good upside. But with Tykee Smith coming and David Daniel part of the entering class, his prospects for winning a job in the future declined substantially. The Malaki Starks commitment is also a factor at safety in the future.

I don't see much impact of Burns and Branch leaving. Our problem is lack of experience at CB. But seems we now have at least 3 or 4 slots below the 85 limit, so a "help wanted" ad is out for transfer CBs.


meansonny
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ATL
Member since Sep 2012
14063 posts

re: Major Burns to the portal
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am a bit surprised, as Burns seemed like someone with good upside. But with Tykee Smith coming and David Daniel part of the entering class, his prospects for winning a job in the future declined substantially. The Malaki Starks commitment is also a factor at safety in the future.

I don't see much impact of Burns and Branch leaving. Our problem is lack of experience at CB. But seems we now have at least 3 or 4 slots below the 85 limit, so a "help wanted" ad is out for transfer CBs.


Just my opinion... i dont think Burns liked being passed by Smith. Someone told me that Burns was the heir apparent prior to last season. Not only did Smith fill the void, but he looked pretty good doing it.

Smith nor daniel have any impact in my opinion. Sometimes, a player gets into his feelings and never gets out.

Burns was not a starter. But it is scary what will happen if Cine or Smith miss any time. I was relying on Burns to be the minute man.


Lucius Clay
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Member since Sep 2012
2771 posts

re: Major Burns to the portal
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if Cine or Smith miss any time


We'll play Poole or move over Brini or Tykee Smith (figuring the latter two are going to focus on Star). Or we'll throw Daniel into the mix quickly. Daniel is an impact player at safety but will obviously be where Cine was when he showed up. There's also Bullard, who apparently Smart thinks highly of. It will be okay, especially as we get several games into the season.


claydawg09
Georgia Fan
Conyers
Member since Sep 2013
873 posts

re: Major Burns to the portal
God bless William Poole. He’s a good football player who’s been overshadowed by more talent his whole career but stays and is loyal anyway.


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meansonny
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ATL
Member since Sep 2012
14063 posts

re: Major Burns to the portal
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We'll play Poole or move over Brini


You arent wrong.
But it should be understood that poole and brini have been leapfrogged by every talent that steps on campus for safety.

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Tykee Smith

He has filled in at safety based on formation. So he has experience. But the film review i saw did not look good (could be better with different coaching maybe?)

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Or we'll throw Daniel into the mix quickly. Daniel is an impact player at safety but will obviously be where Cine was when he showed up. 

Agreed

But my point was that Burns was expected to be plug and play without dropoff. A championship calibre team has different standards


Lucius Clay
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Member since Sep 2012
2771 posts

re: Major Burns to the portal
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Tykee Smith - He has filled in at safety based on formation. So he has experience. But the film review i saw did not look good (could be better with different coaching maybe?)


Webb called him "a better version of me." Smith was 3rd team All American at WVU and had 61 tackles last season. I mean, it wasn't the SEC but this guy seems well regarded and may very well take the starting job at STAR.

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Brini....leapfrogged by every talent that steps on campus for safety.


Definitely true. For a long time, I didn't even know that Brini was still on the team. Then he stepped up in the bowl game and played well at STAR when were down a bunch of players. He's a 3-star guy that came in with no fanfare but he stuck around and provides experience (and at 6-2, 210, he's got good size).

He and Poole both seem like hard working, loyal depth players.


meansonny
Georgia Fan
ATL
Member since Sep 2012
14063 posts

re: Major Burns to the portal
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Webb called him "a better version of me." Smith was 3rd team All American at WVU and had 61 tackles last season. I mean, it wasn't the SEC but this guy seems well regarded and may very well take the starting job at STAR.


Tykee seems to excel in zone coverage. I honestly dont think he is better than Webb or Stevenson in man coverage. In the past, we have been a man-heavy coverage team. With all of the new CBs, we very well my be changing to a more zone style of play. But in man coverage, i wouldnt expect an upgrade with Tykee. I definitely see him as the starter.

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Definitely true. For a long time, I didn't even know that Brini was still on the team. Then he stepped up in the bowl game and played well at STAR when were down a bunch of players. He's a 3-star guy that came in with no fanfare but he stuck around and provides experience (and at 6-2, 210, he's got good size).

He and Poole both seem like hard working, loyal depth players


I dont know what to expect from Brini and Poole. I did like what i saw from Brini against Cincy. But they had tiny WRs, and Brini manhandled them.
My hope is that they come on like Sanders Commings. He impressed me with his senior season (you could say that he proved me wrong).
My fear is that they are like Branden Smith or Tyler Simmons at WR. They are who we thought they are, and havent been able to get over the hump to play at an average level in the SEC. And it is tough for a championship calibre team to hide a weakness in big games.


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