Monthly Archives: January 2011
Earlier this morning, DE/LB hybrid badass Ray Drew out of Thomas County Central High School publicly announced his decision to enroll at our beloved University of Georgia. Drew becomes the highest-rated commitment for Mark Richt and is a huge puzzle piece in his Dream Team concept.
ESPN/Scouts has Drew ranked as the nation’s #2 defensive end and #13 overall with a 5-star rating. Rivals also lists Drew as a 5-star athlete and as the #1 DE and #9 overall prospect in the nation. Quite a nice player to have in Todd Grantham’s system.
Georgia now has 4 of the top 60 prospects according to Rivals, with #23 Isaiah Crowell and #42 Jeoffrey Pagan reportedly leaning towards Athens as well. Another standout player that is crucial for Georgia is Juco NT John Jenkins as he would fill a critical talent void by anchoring the defensive line. Nabbing all three of these guys would vault Georgia into the top 3 as far as the 2011 recruiting class goes.
I don’t want to opine too much about this from Seth Emerson on The Georgia Beat Blog (also follow his link to the Macon Telegraph) because I think it speaks for itself, but if you’re a Dawgs fan and this doesn’t get your nether region tingling, then you should take a bath with a toaster, Groundhog Day style…
Last week I had a chance to sit down with Joe Tereshinski, the newly-elevated strength and conditioning coordinator for the Georgia football team. The story is now posted at Macon.com, and here’s an excerpt:
“So I do see where we were getting beat. I do see where our weaknesses are,” he said. “And so that’s what we are attacking. We are attacking where we’ve been weak.”
So what does all that “attacking” entail? Tereshinski doesn’t want to get too specific because he wants to keep the training habits in-house. After his first workouts in January, players started tweeting about how strenuous the workouts were. Backup quarterback Hutson Mason tweeted, “I call this a good hire! Hard work aint enough!”
But Tereshinski told the players to cut out the tweeting. He also scoffed at the players reacting to how tough the first few workouts were.
“That’s how it’s supposed to be,” he said.
At first I was told Tereshinski would only have 20 minutes, but it turned to a bit more as he got going. The man loves to talk about his craft, and is obviously excited about the job.
“When (Mark Richt) asked me to go into strength and conditioning, that’s where my passion is,” Tereshinski said, in a quote that didn’t make my story. “I love working with young men.”
There was one other thing that couldn’t make it into my story that I wanted to pass along. Tereshinski says one factor that hasn’t gotten much notice is that because of construction, the team has been moved to a different weight room, and for the previous 18 months had been largely operating out of trailers. They didn’t have much room for equipment: No dip bars, no incline presses, and some other machines.
“Last year’s team was very limited, really because of the facility, of what they could get done,” he said. “So we were very weak in our triceps. We were very weak in our upper chests. So what happens is now that we have our full weight room capacities we’re really going to be able to develop our bodies fully. …
“That did affect this team. Because Georgia did not have anything that it was used to having. Now we have an unbelievable weight room, and we have everything we need.”
Wow, that speaks VOLUMES. And bringing Thomas Brown back in is also a HUGE plus. Look for us to get stronger in the 4th quarter this season, not weaker.
So we take a month off and come back and notice that our site has a TON of traffic. While that is good in one sense, it was burdensome in another. When we left we had 200+ comments on our site. Within 20 days, we had over 56,000!!! All spam ranging from growing my penis size (insert joke here_______) to finding local singles, to Christian Bookstores, and one person came forward to tell us Obama is a leftist.
So, Captain put on his Technological Thinking Cap (which is a dildo mounted to an oversized cowboy hat) and got it straightened out.
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Be warned, this is very NWS. Also note to self, never go break dancing in Ireland.
As I promised:
On the recruiting trail is our fearless leader, Mark Richt. And for a 6-7 team, he is killing it. I’m not sure what we’re telling these kids or what the ‘Friends of the Program’ are giving them*, but it’s working.
Unless you were on Mars this past week, you should have heard the news the UGA picked up Jay Rome, Malcom Mitchell, and now just picked up Xavier Ward.
Quick Hitter Stats:
- Jay Rome / 4 Star / Most sites have him rated no 1-3 TE in the Nation
- Malcom Mitchell / 4 Star / Top Athlete in the state, but is projected as a 6-1 corner, great speed and will play some offense/specialist
- Xavier Ward / 3 Star / One of the, if not THE, top tackle prospect in the State. a 6-7 monster
Why are these important, besides their actual contributions to the team? Well in the Inspector’s humble opinion, it gives me more of a bearing as to where the non-biased UGA fan stands and how the true moniker on Richt right now is not actually “what a failure, get his ass outta here” but closer to ” well, no one is happy, but he is making the correct decisions off the field to not only win, but win Championships”. As an unapologetic UGA homer, I am in the second group of thinking and I like where he and Mcgarity have their mind sets.
Going forward, our biggest keys to recruiting this season lie with 3 players: Isaiah Crowell, Ray Drew, and ‘Big’ John Jenkins. While Isaiah Crowell tends to be what most recruiting ‘beatniks’ who put way too much into 17 years old’s statements consider our biggest need, but I digress. Although he will certainly change our running game for the better, it is in fact John Jenkins who will make the most immediate impact and to whom our hopes should rest. If you live under a rock: John Jenkins is a MONSTER JUCO nose tackle who de-committed to Okie State and now we’re in the lead for his services. I can hear it now, “Wow, he’s just a JUCO player, Ima hate him, he won’t be here long.” Oh ok…SEE: Nick ‘Dirty VD Bastard’ Fairley. It was he, and not sCam ‘Now I can LEGALLY buy a laptop’ Newton who really won that MNC. Jenkins impact would be immediate, substantial, and hopefully pay the ‘Fairley-ish’ dividends.
Ray Drew is a DE/OLB that is like Justin Houstin, but a little bigger. Some rate 4 star, some 5, but he is a big deal, too.
Now while Isaiah Crowell (5 star RB) would be awesome and I would love to have him, he would be my close no 2 if I were the coaches.
Although, I may be wrong:
What do you think?
Dear HTT fans,
I apologize about not posting anything lately. Between the holidays, a new opportunity at work, and watching Cam Newton’s cheating ass win a MNC, there has been a lot on the Inspector’s plate. I will make a promise to you though, I am going to try to post at least 3 times a week and I’m gonna try to get Captain to do the same. In the meantime enjoy this little ditty:
Also, Captain and I are working to stop these spam commenting ass holes.