TRUNKATION: Georgia (State) on my mind

Everything you ever wanted to know about The State University of Georgia, but were afraid to ask.

From: RBR Command Center
To: Ricky Muncie
Subject: TRUNKATION for this week

Hey there, Ricky. Is everything okay? Last week's Trunkation was a little late, and a bit different from what you'd been doing.

Is everything alright?

As always, Roll Tide!

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From: Ricky Muncie
To: RBR Command Center
Subject: Re:TRUNKATION for this week

Actually, it's been a little crazy on this end.

Mom got sick, so I've had to temporarily move back to Knoxville to keep the family Nickel Trader going. It's the worst time of the year, too, because we aren't running Leonard's Losers anymore, and every damned hunter in the area is trying to sell his used tree stand at the same time.

Cheers!

Ricky

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From: RBR Command Center
To: Ricky Muncie
Subject: Re: Re: TRUNKATION for this week

Ouch, sorry to hear about that. Is she going to be alright? Will we get a column this week?

As always, Roll Tide!

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From: Ricky Muncie
To: RBR Command Center
Subject: Re: Re: Re: This week's TRUNKATION

I think she'll be alright. The hardest part about being up here is trying to do my research without coming across any Breaking Bad spoilers. They are all over the internet.

Cheers!

Ricky

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From: RBR Command Center
To: Ricky Muncie
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: TRUNKATION for this week

Were you not able to DVR it?

As always, Roll Tide!

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From: Ricky Muncie
To: RBR Command Center
Subject: Breaking Badder

I'm pretty sure I got it at the house, but they don't have AMC up here. Tennessee Public Broadcasting airs the show later, in parts. Some scenes end up as part of the TPB Chemistry curriculum, and other scenes are used in Economic Development segments.

I would have just logged in and bought the last couple of episodes, but it took me forever to find a phone compatible with the internet up here.

Modem_medium

via atomictoasters.com

Anyway, I do have some thoughts about this game. And if they play like they did last Saturday, we are in a heap of trouble.

Ricky

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From: RBR Command Center
To: Ricky Muncie
Subject: Re: Breaking Badder

What do you mean, "playing like last Saturday?" Things seemed to finally gel. Our offensive line is surviving long enough to wear down opponents late in the game. Kenyan Drake appears to be out of the doghouse, and if he learns to hit the holes a little faster he will make a great complement to T.J. Yeldon. Pass protection seems pretty solid, too.

As always, Roll Tide!

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From: Ricky Muncie
To: RBR Command Center
Subject: Re: Re: Breaking Badder

Wasn't talking about us.

Georgia has an outstanding quarterback, guy threw for nearly 300 yards last week and got the better of a shootout with LSU. I'm worried that our rapidly-evolving secondary will not be able to stay with those receivers, and we might be vulnerable to a pocket passer who makes NFL-caliber throws.

Cheers!

Ricky

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From: RBR Command Center
To: Ricky Muncie
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Breaking Badder

Um, Ricky... We're not playing Georgia this week. We might play them in the SECCG if we take care of business along the way.

As always, Roll Tide!

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From: Ricky Muncie
To: RBR Command Center
Subject: My Bad

Duh. Sorry, the dial-up here isn't making things easier. I am running the browser in compressed mode, and the Earthlink Accelerator isn't showing all of the data on each line.

And we are right to be concerned. A true triple-option threat is difficult to prepare for, especially since so few schools buy into the system. Coach Paul Johnson's squad has started to play a little defense as well, and could rise up and upset the top of the pecking order in whatever division of the ACC they are in.

Cheers!

Ricky

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From: RBR Command Center
To: Ricky Muncie
Subject: Re: My Bad

That's Georgia Tech, Ricky. Tech. They aren't on our schedule, Georgia State is.

As always, Roll Tide!

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From: Ricky Muncie
To: RBR Command Center
Subject: Re: Re: My Bad

You're right. I was thinking about the other team over there that runs the triple-option. Those guys hung 21 on us a couple of years ago, the most points we allowed to anyone in 2011. This is the sort of trap game that can trip you up. I am sure Coach Saban and Coach Smart are preaching the gospel of assignment football, and we can put the right kinds of athletes on the field to keep those gaps and running lanes to a minimum.

Cheers!

Ricky

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From: RBR Command Center
To: Ricky Muncie
Subject: Re: Re: Re: My Bad

Georgia State, Ricky. Not Georgia Southern, Georgia State.

As always, Roll Tide!

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From: Ricky Muncie
To: RBR Command Center
Subject: State

Oh.

In that case, then we're playing a team that didn't exist the last time I lived in Knoxville.

Georgia State spent a couple of years building up to FCS under Bill Curry, and now they are the 125th team in the Bowl Subdivision. Only Curry isn't there now.

What to think about Georgia State?

  • They have a big offensive line. Not as athletic, but big.
  • They are one of ten teams still winless in the FBS.
  • They went 1-10 last year, with the victory being a 41-7 rout on the road, at Rhode Island.
  • Yes, Rhode Island has a football team.
  • The Panthers defense was bad last year, holding only two opponents under 30 points. (They did have a lot of injuries on that side of the ball.
  • Five opponents scored at least 50 on them last season. Including Maine.
  • Yes, Maine has a football team.

The forecast calls for a blowout, and prepare for PAC-12 fans to lob accusations of Cupcake Engorgement at us, for taking on a foe that this year has lost to West Virginia, Chattanooga, Samford and JSU. 100 yard game for Derrick Henry.

Cheers!

Ricky

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