Thursday, June 21
Georgia's talented inside linebacker Alec Ogletree finished only 20 tackles off the team lead last season despite missing roughly half the season due to injury. (Photo by UGA Sports Communications)
For today's coffee, let's go back through Georgia's 2011 team statistics and pull out a few that might surprise you. Here goes ...
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*** Kosta Vavlas (19) totalled more tackles last season than Cornelis Washington (17).
*** Chris Conley (16) caught more passes than Marlon Brown (15).
*** No Georgia running back had a carry of 30 yards or more last season. Only defensive players Brandon Boykin (80 yards) and Branden Smith (56) bested that mark.
*** Georgia's scoring advantage in each quarter peaked early and then dwindled sharply after halftime. The Dogs won the first quarter (107-27) and second (168-84) handily, but the third (92-80) was closer and opponents won the fourth (91-78).
*** Aaron Murray's pass efficiency rating dropped from 154.48 in 2010 to 146.41, which was still good enough to rank Murray 26th nationally and fourth in the SEC.
*** Georgia averaged 3.9 yards per carry. Opponents averaged 3.2.
*** Isaiah Crowell (850 yards) more than doubled any other ballcarrier in total yards, but Carlton Thomas (4.9) and Brandon Harton (4.7) had better YPC averages than Crowell (4.6).
*** The best YPC of a traditional running back was Alexander Ogletree, who averaged 12 yards on two carries. They were the lone carries by a UGA fullback all season.
*** Conley led Georgia's team in yards per reception at 18 (for those with more than two).
*** Tavarres King was the leading receiver (47-705), edging Malcolm Mitchell (45-665) and Orson Charles (45-574) in catches and yards.
*** Alec Ogletree finished seventh on the team in tackles with 52 (20 behind leader Shawn Williams' 72) despite playing barely half the season with only seven games and one quarter.
*** Four of Georgia's top six tacklers were defensive backs, but two of the top three were linebackers, with Jarvis Jones (70) and Michael Gilliard (65) ranking second and third.
** Brandon Boykin's 11 tackles for a loss were second only to Jarvis Jones (19.5).
*** Of Washington's 17 tackles, 5 were sacks. He was second on the team in that stat behind Jarvis Jones (13.5 sacks).
*** Drew Butler's 44.2-yard punt average (14th nationally, 3rd SEC) was nearly eight yards better than the team's net average of 35.8 yards (79th nationally, 10th SEC).
*** Blair Walsh missed 14 of his 35 field goal attempts and was 5-of-12 from 40-to-49 yards. He missed at least one field in 10 games (and that's not counting a miss waived off by a penalty in another game).
*** Georgia recovered 12 fumbles last season but returned only one.
*** The Bulldogs ran 1,016 offensive plays to their opponents' 870.
*** Penalties between sides were even. UGA had 86 penalties for 664, while opponents had 94 for 637.
*** Opponents scored 91 percent of the time in the red zone against Georgia.
ON THE AGENDA
The U.S. Olympic Track & Field trials begin today in Eugene, Ore., and here is a look at the contingent of current and former UGA team members taking part in the action.
LINK(S) OF THE DAY
All of UGA's athletics programs where well above the threshold for potential sanctions in Wednesday's national release of the APR numbers.
TWEET(S) OF THE DAY
They ask for one reason why I do what I do and I give em two. http://instagr.am/p/MGdPOARHcr/
DB Damian Swann
I love sitting in class behind a kid who is reading articles about us
OL Kolton Houston
Lmao awwww lord a bama fan and uga urging about schools and tagging me in it
WR commit Tramel Terry
Waking up at 5:45 for morning work outs! #GODAWGS
P Collin Barber
Back from UGA golf course. In great shape by the way! Beat my son Jon 8 of 9 holes. He won 2nd challenge total strokes on the last 4 holes!
Saw Murray at a convenience store. He says summer workouts are going great.
UGA coach Mark Richt
I know one thing I wont b doing again is rooming wit @GRJR22 (Gerald Robinson) #nosleep
Former UGA guard Dustin Ware
Can we please find some new pics to compare Chris bosh too. Im tired of seeing the same ostrich and and dinosaur. Originality people!!
WR Justin Scott-Wesley
People get mad when you don't do stuff they way. I ain't doing nothing that don't make sense to me
DL Garrison Smith
No surprise we have 36 prospects named Shaq in the #247Sports database. More interesting that we have 2 Anfernee's.
247Sports' Paul Strelow
Nobody can hit harder than life.... Not even Ray Lewis.
DB Shaq Wiggins