How would you rate the Bulldogs’ performance?

Time for the report card on the Bulldogs’ effort Saturday in Stillwater, Okla. Rate the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

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174 comments Add your comment

rg

September 6th, 2009
8:13 am

This is a complete waste of time.

keniboy

September 6th, 2009
8:50 am

finish the drill, lol, the “hair” start became a “tortoise” finish – they went back into their shell. and green should have gotten 20 balls thrown his way after their only decent defensive back got hurt. good luck guys, i’m watching golf from now on.

pokerfan

September 6th, 2009
8:58 am

God, the idiot Tech fans on here. You didn’t even cover the spread and you didn’t beat Jax State worse than last year. Hell is coming in November. Enjoy it while you can.

jason

September 6th, 2009
9:05 am

The game plan put in was one to be conservative and control the clock. It was smart. OSU adjusted and played the run better after the first drive. What happened in this game was what we were afraid of. Cox just does not have the arm strength to play QB in the SEC.His throws were more lobs. Someone asked, where was AJ? He was there, he just did not have a QB to get him the ball. It was not Perrish Cox (Although a good CB, it was Cox’s inability to get AJ the ball. We have no vet skill players with the exception of Moore and AJ. We will struggle all year offensively, even with a Vet OL. We just don’t have the playmakers. I thought Samuel did a decent job running the ball. He is not a cutback runner. He runs straight ahead. We do need a RB with the skill set to cut back. Ealy anyone? We are already playing a ton of Frosh anyway. What would one more matter.

The defense played really good today. I saw only one big play given up. They need to hold on to those ints. I hope the D doesn’t throw in the towel, because the O did not really help much. They are not going to this season. This season will go on how the D and the STs play.

I know OSU had alot of penalties today. That kept UGA in the game for the most part. I think UGA is still paying the price for the endzone dance. I still don’t understand that personal foul on UGA that gave OSU the ball at our 10 yard line. UGA was still in the game up til that point

ApopkaDawg

September 6th, 2009
9:06 am

Dawg fans, here it is in a nutshell:
1. Now we know why Joe Cox did not start for the last 4 years. He may be knowledgeable, but he cannot hit a receiver 20-30 yards down field. He is good for the 5-10 yard out.
2. Richard Samuel has Danny Ware disease…he falls down when someone swipes his shoelaces. Carlton Thomas is a fast running back who can hit the hole, but he is a midget and gets brought down with arm tackles. Hopefully, Caleb King can revive the running game. Take a look at Alabama if you want to see what a true SEC running back should look like.
3. The defense was put in a lot of bad situations, but I have to ask why were we on single man coverage with Dez Bryant? The guy is a Heisman Candidate for crying out loud. We are going with single coverage on the guy WILLIE?!?! I believe that you are in charge of not only the overall defense, but the D-BACKS AS WELL!!! Who caught all the TD passes for Ok St???? You might have wanted to double cover the guy.
4. Again Willie, we have to put up with no blitzes and no pressure on the QB??? When, when are you going to learn to pressure the QB and blitz the QB. We are the SEC!! Our Defense is suppose to be FAST! Why are we not using that speed. This soft defense (and Willie) has to go.
5. Offense was dismal. What can you say? The play calling sucked, the execution sucked, the checkoffs sucked.
6. Basically, the Dawgs played the same mediocre BS they’ve played since CMR walked on campus. Uninspired football.

Where do we go from here:
1. Start working Aaron Murray into the rotation. If Logan Grey is’nt good enough to start over Joe Cox, then lets start working the Freshman into the games (much like we did with Stafford).
2. If we are going to go with Logan Grey (who can run) or Aaron Murray (who can run), then we need to go back to the offense that Richt designed for Charlie Ward when he was at FSU. It won a championship then and it has to have more success that what we are currently doing.

keanuscootbullldog

September 6th, 2009
9:12 am

hey we lose and are offense didn’t play as well and Joe Cox didn’t play great ……. but are defense looked really good. When u only give up 24 points to a high powered offense then u did well. Joe Cox it’s his first real start u have to like the first drive though. I think he will get better as the season goes. JOE COX KEEP DOIN U AND WE WILL WIN!!!!!!!!!!GO DAWGS.

dawgone

September 6th, 2009
9:22 am

YOU ARE RITE “WHO IS UGA” EXCEPT IT WONT BE 6 AND 6. DAWG FANS CAN ONLY HOPE FOR 4 AND 8 IF THEY ARE LUCKY. 3 AND 9 IF TECK WINS. SC WILL CLEAN OUR CLOCK NEXT WEEK JUST LIKE THEY DID BEFORE.

dgroy

September 6th, 2009
9:42 am

Folks, year in and year out, the pollers consistently rank Georgia’s recruiting class at or near the top……and year in and year out, the bullpuppies mostly desappoint. The big question is…..what happens when these players get to campus, get acquainted with where the lunchroom is and finally find the football facility and start trying to be football players. Their Arts and Sciences classes can’t be that hard to study for so they spend most of their time playing football. My opinion is that most of them have such big egos they think they can come in and be the biggest thing that ever hit Athens. The very sad reality is, there are too many teams in the SEC that recruit just as well as Georgia, have better programs and better coaches and have better, more productive football teams. I have been following two college football teams for the past fifty-five years and both are in the State of Georgia and my least favorite is UGA because of their high haughty attitudes because they think they’re allways the best and are so insulted because everyone else doesn’t think so. Coach Richt, if you wanna keep your job for a while longer, take off the gloves……you’re treating your players like their prima donna’s – they’re not. Carry a piece of 2 x 4 around the practive field and use it when necessary……stop being so nice.
“GO YELLOW JACKETS”

NXS

September 6th, 2009
9:45 am

I heard Greenie on the pregame show yesterday talking about the importance of special teams and how making sure that if you do the small things right big things will happen. No truer words were ever spoken. Special teams was a huge failure yesterday. From the OSU 74 yd. return to our 64 yd. return called back on a block in the back, to a punt that should have been downed at their two. Those were all huge momentum and confidence crushers for us. In each case, lack of preparation and lack of execution failed us. Oh yea, did I mention that we still have no one at UGA who can kick a ball past the 10 yard line? If any coach needs to be the first to go, let’s start with Fabris. Special teams play is every bit as important as offense and defense. CMR just doesn’t see it, and doesn’t emphasize it by demanding that he get better and more consistent production from Fabris and his ST units (or his O and D coordinators for that matter). How many games have you seen, and will see this year, that turn on a special teams play? We no doubt have a lot of issues to address, and we are, IMHO, seeing the beginning of a pretty pedestrian rebuilding year. We are definitely over-rated. However, until we can kick a ball into the end zone, cover a good punt returner, and capitalize on our own returns without shooting ourselves in the foot, we won’t compete for an SEC Championship, much less a NC.

PS All you Tech trolls posting here (UGA Rules, Ed, others) get a life and go find another board to play on. Maybe you can boast about your powerful showing against Jax State. Your UGA bashing is pretty stale at this point and no one here cares what you think. Good luck this season. We’ll see you in November to sort things out!

zino

September 6th, 2009
9:53 am

It’s simple – JOE CAN”T THROW!

Eric

September 6th, 2009
10:04 am

What a bunch of fair weather fans you Bulldogs are. You’re acting like the toilet paper/washing powder crowd from Tuscaloozer. You have a really good head coach and the season is far from over. You might want to think about supporting your team. On the other hand, I’m glad you got beat. Too bad Va Tech sucks too. WDE!!!

Chris

September 6th, 2009
10:33 am

Yesterday made my mind up quickly. Mark Richt is not the right coach for UGA. This team will never accomplish a national championship with him leading. Your team comes out and runs the ball down the field for a TD then all you do is throw the ball the rest of the game. Not to smart when its not working. Thanks CMR. Maybe its time to make some changes to the UGA coaching staff.

Mike Slive Mr. SEC

September 6th, 2009
11:00 am

We’d have a darn fine conference if we could just drop those sickly pups. Georgia humiliated my league today on national television. I think I’ll ask a class program like Georgia Tech to come back into the fold and send that bunch from Athens packing to the Sun Belt where at least they’d have a chance at a .500 season.

HT

September 6th, 2009
11:13 am

Richt has this family feeling amoung the coaching staff. Had a chance to strenthen it with John Chavis from Tennessee and passed. Georgia has a very average coaching staff. Georgia doesn’t think National Titles like Florida, Alabama, LSU, and Tennessee! Georgia’s standards are way too low, and Kiffin will win another National Championship before Dawgs!
IT IS TIME FOR RICHT TO GO & GET A SABAN, MEYER, KIFFIN LIKE COACH!

longtimedawg

September 6th, 2009
11:17 am

Can someone tell me –

1) Who is coaching our kickoff returners to bring is out from 4-7 yards deep in the endzone? And how many times does someone need to do that before they figure out why you NEVER see someone do that? And how about the punt we were about to down inside the 5, only to have #2 run in and turn it into a touchback. We are killing ourselves with plays like that. Who is coaching them?

2) I though with a new KO kicker we were planning to kick it deeper than the 10. OK State kicked it so deep you would have thought they were kicking off from the 50.

3) Our own kick coverage was pathetic – who is responsible fro the special teams? Fabris? Good grief we looked poorly prepared.

4) Defense played well enough to be the highlight of the day, but we need to learn to pressure the QB. We weren’t getting good penetration into the backfield. Where are our quick defensive ends? Either they were being held or they weren’t trying hard enough to get off of their blocks. Who coaches the defensive ends? Fabris?

5) The main reason we didn’t have any turnovers on our own – we dropped how many potential interceptions? After dropping the ball, our defender grabs his helmet as if to say “man, I should have caught that!”. Alabama snagged a few great catches and see how their night turned out.

6) Samuels may be the best we have, but did anyone else notice that he seems to drop quickly after the first touch – once or twice before the first touch.

I hate to complain publicly, and I have not personally done so since Coach Goff’s last season, but I am tired of us not playing up to our potential. I am tired of us looking poorly coached and prepared for situations. After the opening drive, we began looking like we were trying not to lose instead of trying to win (where have we seen that before?). I put this on the adults more than the students.

benadawg

September 6th, 2009
11:22 am

i am sick to death of losing big games!!! If we are a top program why do we get worse every year? We beat the crap outta them pokes 2 years ago, they get better we get worse, am i making myself clear, Bobo is a good guy=loser Martenez is a good frien=loser…..Saint Mark is too passive and it reverberates on the field, woody Hayes would have smacked him upside the head for his passive ways. Changes are coming , recruits will be lost, turmoil will set in, Richt will move on to Fla St. The cycle of losing will continue, unless Richt takes back play calling and the only keeper is Searles, We let Texas get our D-coordinator. I watches as my uncles suffered thru Phil Fulmer and now i am in the same boat with Richt.

Heywood Jablome

September 6th, 2009
11:33 am

Cox looks like Joe Tereshinski except his passes don’t look like he’s having a convulsion that produces a football from somewhere in his body…

Our coaching staff had a great 1st drive laid out, but as usual got outcoached badly once a little ‘on the fly’ adjusting became necesarry.

The defense looked pretty good all things considered.

It’s only the 1st week, but next week is a toss up and will be like watching tards finger paint. We should beat ASU (but I wouldn’t put a nickel on it), who knows what we’ll do in Arkansas, could lose to LSU @ home, could lose to UT in Knexville, probably beat Vandy (probably), Flarada will beat us by how ever many they choose to beat us by, will beat Tenn Tech, might lose to Kentucky, might lose to Auburn, and Tech will drill us…

Todd - Dacula

September 6th, 2009
11:55 am

#9 beat #13… it was supposed to happed. Do not get to down over not upsetting OSU. It’s a non conference game and quite early. Keep the composure and bounce back.

jim bradley

September 6th, 2009
12:37 pm

As a former player and until this year a 30 year ticket holder I have great admiration for Coach Richt-however, his loyalty to his coaching staff has prevented him from being considered among the great coaches like Saban and Myer. I like Bobo and Martinez as individuals-but both lack the skill to coach in the sec. For the last two years with Stafford and Mareno the game plan was run Mareno twice and throw long–One play he needs to take out of the play book-the endzone fade route-I have reviewed every game film for three years – the play has only been successful 12% of the time–not good results. The successful defense in the SEC is one that attacks and is aggressive-Martenez uses a react to the play defense and with the speed in the SEC Georgia frequently comes up short. Before the season began I spoke with several former players and told them Ga would win 7 to 8 games–now I believe they may win only 3 to 4. When the line opens holes Samuel can make a nice run-however, a really good back can make a play on his own–Samuel does not have true running back ability–and there is a reason Cox has been on the bench for 4 years–good guy with weak arm. A qb must be able to release the ball quickly-he does not have the skill. Also Bobo needs to keep Cox in the pocket–the rollout is not a play he can make. To really be a factor in the SEC-Coach Richt must put the team above his loyalty to his coaches otherwise Ga will be another Vandy.

OSU Matt

September 6th, 2009
1:13 pm

How about giving the team that won a little credit. The pass defense last year might have had a little something to do with two starters being hurt for the seaaon. SEC is a great conference and Georgia always has good teams, but can we get some credit for improving the program.

calm mike

September 6th, 2009
1:29 pm

I REALLY THINK THAT THE TWO PLAYS THE REFS GAVE OK ST WAS THE TURNING POINT BOY IT HELPS PLAYING AT HOME THE RUN BACK AFTER THE KICK OFF BLOCK IN THE BACK WAS B.S. A HAND ON THE BACK IS ALL YOU NEED I GUESS AND THE FOUL ON THE LONG PASS DOWN THE MIDDLE WAS THE OTHER I GUESS YOU CAN NOT HIT ANYBODY AFTER THEY TOUCH THE BALL BUT REALLY I BLAME THE SCHOOL FOR SETTING UP A GAME AGAINST A HIGH RANKING TEAM THE FIRST GAME STUPID NOW THE POLLS WILL HIT YOU COME ON LOOK AT THE OTHER SEC TEAMS AND WHO THEY PLAYED FIRST GAME OUT LET THE TEAM BUILD CONFIDENCE AGAINST A LO TECH OR APP ST AND COX WILL BE FIND YOU TRY PLAYING WITH THE FLU HIS DETERMENTION TO PLAY MIGHT HAVE HURT HIS TEAMM THE COACH’S SHOULD HAVE STEP IN

godawgs

September 6th, 2009
1:43 pm

What’s up with the GT fan obsession on UGA?? Don’t you guys have a team this year?

1. I thought the Dawgs defense played hard nosed football all day against what’s been billed as one of the most prolific offenses in the country. The missed opportunities to make a few interceptions in the 2nd quarter hurt! 17 points allowed off 2 turnovers by the offense and one special teams breakdown with drives starting inside the 30.
2. I thought special teams play with the exception of the opening kickoff in the 2nd half was outstanding. Butler’s punting was outstanding; Walsh’s 53 yard field goal would have been good from 65 yards.
3. Offense fell asleep after the opening drive. Not sure if it was play calling or execution or both.
4. Three of offical’s calls hurt momentum for dawgs and impacted the outcome of the game. First – the no call on pass interferance on a slant pattern to AJ in the 1st quarter. DB had pulled his head around with left hand long before ball arrived. Second – the spot OSU got on the 4th down play on the dawgs 2 yard line at start of 3rd quarter. The guys knee hit the ground a yard behind the spot. That would have been a huge stop for the dawgs. Instead, OSU scores on the next play. Third – the personal foul call on R. Jones in 4th quarter. Two things – 1. the receiver actually had the ball on his fingertips when Jones hit him, 2. Neither I nor the commentators saw anything illegal with the hit. It was simply a hard, clean looking hit. Don’t understand the call. Also, very similar hit on Chappas earlier in the game was waived off. Anyone know what the rule is?

Bottom line – Dawgs learned alot about their strengths and weaknesses, and the loss has absolutely ZREO bearing on conference play. I look for the dawgs to come out and roll on USC!!

Go Dawgs!!

AllBald

September 6th, 2009
2:43 pm

Gee, I thought UGA would roll and bark on Saturday. What a surprise that our team looked unprepared and was out played when the game was in doubt. We had a shot and had a chance to take control of the game and FAILED. There is work to do for staff and players. Come on Dogs, get some spirit!!

chuck

September 6th, 2009
2:53 pm

Coach Richt needs to get into the 21st century of how football is played in college. His offense is boring, plodding and predictable. You think I didn’t know the first play from scrimmage would be a handoff to the running back, so did Okie State. We need a quarterback that can run with the ball and show some deftness with the ball or slight of hand if you will. If the quarterback turns and pitches the ball to the running back, then the defense surely knows and can see that and they know where to run to the ball carrier who is not going very far.I am a georgia fan but I have to say I like the Tech offense very much. Georgia needs to go there. Richt needs to make some changes, or else. The dogs might win five this year.