How would you rate the Bulldogs’ performance?

Time for the report card on Georgia’s effort Saturday against Arizona State in Athens. Rate the team on the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

Brant Sanderlin, bsanderlin@ajc.com

Brant Sanderlin, bsanderlin@ajc.com

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99 comments Add your comment

Cat Man Do

September 26th, 2009
10:44 pm

That game was painful to watch. I’ve been watching GA football for 30 years and I don’t think I have ever seen such a poorly coached GA team. We have so many more athletes than ASU and yet we almost found a way to lose it. What is going on? I love CMR but GA has some serious issues that better be addressed or the fan base will start to erode.

e

September 26th, 2009
10:47 pm

Richt isn’t on the field playing. Give the guy a break. A win is a win!

McFly

September 26th, 2009
10:48 pm

I see Richt coached DOWN to the opposition’s talent, again. Geeze

UGA 2X GRAD

September 26th, 2009
10:48 pm

I sense that CMR has become weary and it’s affecting his work life.

McFly

September 26th, 2009
10:50 pm

No, he’s paid to COACH, and he was POOR in that department. Being a homer is NO excuse.

NecUga

September 26th, 2009
10:51 pm

They won the game. There are two options: Win or Lose-period.

Texas Dawg

September 26th, 2009
10:52 pm

Start of the 4th quarter and I see Ga players dancing on the bleachers on the sideline…score is is 17 to 17….we just gave up 14 posints on turnovers…wtf is going on! What the heck…..would Fla players be dancing on the sideline in the same situation????????A win is a win..yea got ya,,, better than a loss….but I was wishing we could become an sec elite team….I know we won but please someone tell me why I’m so disappointed! We recruit as well as Alabama and Florida…maybe it is the coaching….we almost lose at home to an unranked Pac10 team….please…please…please put it together against…LSU….please someone tell why I feel so disappointed!

Cat Man Do

September 26th, 2009
10:53 pm

I like Richt but you give Nick Saben our athletes and this game wouldn’t be close. I don’t think it’s Richt, but I do think it’s our offensive and defensive coordinators. You’ll see when we play LSU, UT and Florida. I’m not a negative fan/alum. Actually I’m quite the opposite, but saying a win is a win is setting yourself up for failure and mediocrity as ASU was not a good football team and had a third of the athletes we had. If they’d had their kicker, we’d be in OT right now. So saying Richt was not playing is exactly my point. We had superior talent and barely won.

NecUga

September 26th, 2009
10:54 pm

I’m a UGA man all my life. Glad we won tonight. Alabama is easily the best team in nation.

Rusty

September 26th, 2009
10:54 pm

The defense stepped up big time. The offense tried to give it away. The running backs are gutless. Look at how many teams that have never had a top 20 recruiting class that are better than us. COACHING.

susan mixon

September 26th, 2009
10:54 pm

Are you kidding?! 2nd an goal with a half yard for the TD and you call a deep pitch to the short side of the field????!!!!! Even against a middle school team you do not call that play!!!
If we do not get a new O- coordinator and a D- coordinator for next year, I am going to become a TECH fan!!!!!!!!

David

September 26th, 2009
10:56 pm

most of you guys are morons! you dont even care that Georgia is 3-1 (2-0) all you care about is bashing coach Richt and this team and that is the most moronic thing i have heard in a long time that the fan base would start to erode. True Georgia fans stick with this team through it all and im proud of this team and the way we played tonight! A W is a W and thats all there is to it!

GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BRING ON LSU

Larry

September 26th, 2009
10:57 pm

I’ve never seen a linebacker hit a referee and drive him into a motionless offensive line before the snap AND NOT HAVE A PENALTY CALLED.

Michael

September 26th, 2009
10:58 pm

guys guys guys. calm down. not every win can be pretty.

Arizona State has great talent on defense. The rain was pouring. We held them to 203 yards. We were whining about not being able to play D…and thats exactly what we did…and now we have to find other ways to complain?

Yeah, we turned it over 4 times! 14 or AZ State’s 17 points were giftwrapped. But, AZ State might be the best defense we have played this year.

We shot ourselves in the foot multiple times during the game, but still found a way to pull out a W. Not every win can be pretty, but great times find ways to win in tough times…and Georgia has had about 2 seasons worth of tough situations in the past 3 weeks…and has come out 3-0!

We should take a big sigh of relief and relax. This team was not expected to do anything this year remember? Cox is looking good. Caleb King is starting to look really good. AJ Green is the best receiver in the country.

And this week our D was solid!

Stop complaining!!

Brian

September 26th, 2009
10:58 pm

Rainy night…you would think our running game would breakout…didn’t happen. Passing game seemed to be up and down..mostly down. Our defense appears to lack a killer instinct. Guys, we an average team at best. Hopefully, we’ll have 1 quality win against a strong team and hang our hat on that.

Texas Dawg

September 26th, 2009
10:58 pm

Why do I still feel disappointed with a win?

NecUga

September 26th, 2009
11:00 pm

Please take a drink from the reality cup, and complaining about Richt will do nothing. UGA will always be a good team/program, but they will never be a great team and organization. We all know by now that Richt holds no one accountable, doesn’t think all the penalties are a problem, and will never replace a coach. It is what it is, and until Evans or Adams runs Richt, the program has peaked.

Rusty

September 26th, 2009
11:01 pm

A win is a win. 3 more to go for the Independence Bowl.

ugafan

September 26th, 2009
11:02 pm

This game was an embarsment to UGA and the SEC poor offence COX needs to go. When we play someone it is going to be real bad…

ChattaDawg

September 26th, 2009
11:03 pm

David,

I think most posters are True Georgia fans but you have to admit that was poor execution especially down the stretch. We can get 1 yard on three tries! 3 turnovers again (one for a TD). ASU receivers dropped two consecutive passes at the end that would have continued their drive. Our defense did not stop them. I agree that 3-1 is sweet but we can only live on the edge for so long. I think the “luck” runs out next week.

I hope not but we have got to get alot better as a team.

Go Dawgs.

NecUga

September 26th, 2009
11:05 pm

It’s so easy to see most of the bloggers do not have spell check turned on.
“offence”, “real bad”- you MUST be kidding. Oh, it did say ugafan, not UGAgrad; what an embarrassment.

Texas Dawg

September 26th, 2009
11:07 pm

Micheal……great talent on defense…..your joking right? Based off whom they played….got to be kidding….bottom line is we sucked against a poor team…as far as Davis goes…..I’m die hard Georgia fan and that’s why I’m so disappointed….we should have won better based off the talent that we have recruited….compare what we have done to say Fla and ALA…..our players are just as talented if not better….we are not taking care of business like we should…thats the bottom line!!!!!!!!

Rusty

September 26th, 2009
11:08 pm

How many players can spell offense.

Texas Dawg

September 26th, 2009
11:14 pm

NecUga…shut the heck up….you geek idiot….we are football fans…and we have been drinking all day…..we are not Lit majors…you little fag….touch yourself you will fell better

Texas Dawg

September 26th, 2009
11:16 pm

thats feel by the way! Damn Jack D….

NecUga

September 26th, 2009
11:17 pm

Texas Dawg: Clam down. You’re gonna overheat and ruin your shirt.

Texas Dawg

September 26th, 2009
11:21 pm

toooo late for that…already soiled myself! Sick of the way we have been playing…just want better for my Dawgs! Our backs can’t hold on to the ball….the back for Ari runs for what?….

jackson

September 26th, 2009
11:21 pm

Cat Man Do–This fan base isn’t going anywhere. Those that jump on the bandwagon during good times are the ones that will leave and post negatively on here before they do.

Susan Mixon–We ran up the middle on 3rd down at the goal line and on 3rd and 4th down out at the 30 yard line. Please tell us what play we should have called and if you want to root for Tech have at it.

ugafan

September 26th, 2009
11:28 pm

to the smart one call me dr ugafan

Right On Time

September 26th, 2009
11:32 pm

AJ is a STUD!!! I wonder if he can play”D”? Houstone is a good addition.

I am a bit dissapointed that the O line is not more dominant and the backs look stiff and
tentative…

Just keep throwing it to #8.

sandiego

September 26th, 2009
11:32 pm

thought the Dawgs got beat on both sides of the line- Thank the good Lord for AJ Green or we take a L at home – hats off to ASU, they played pretty solid. Still think we can beat or lose to everyone else on the schedule- just depends on how they develop. We are talking about college kids here.

BIGDOG

September 26th, 2009
11:33 pm

ugafan May have been upset and spelled something incorrectly but he is right on target…

Dawg

September 26th, 2009
11:35 pm

Thank God for A.J. Green and Justin Houston.

Buzzfan

September 26th, 2009
11:36 pm

Congrats on the win. I thought you guys were robbed. Green tapped his right toe in bounds for a TD, but the ref didn’t give it to him. You had to kick the FG to tie it. It was justice that you won. Hope you win the rest except for Tech. You have a shot at the Gators since Teebow is hurt. You need to beat those guys for the honor of the great state of Georgia. BTW, ASU #31 is a good looking back. I liked the way Green, Chapas, and Butler played tonight.

NecUga

September 26th, 2009
11:37 pm

No sandiego Flordia and prob LSU will rip us a new one….

Dawgon

September 26th, 2009
11:44 pm

We will probably fall a few spots in the polls after this farce deservedly so…..

Tech1buzz

September 26th, 2009
11:45 pm

haha haha haha haha you guys are a joke tech will demolish you no prob….

savtl

September 27th, 2009
12:40 am

We about gave it away, better game for the Defense but i think we were facing a middle of the conference Pac 10 team. Glad to see Wooten got his first catch. Great game by Houston, Atkins,and Rambo on Defense. How awesome is AJ? Very questionable play calling on offense but i think the weather affected both teams. Will we play a complete game this year on Defense,offense and special teams????If you are not sure what to get Joe Cox for Christmas,,, how about an arm.

Sacked15

September 27th, 2009
12:59 am

A lot of luck is always with UGA. They seem to always get the break when they need it. Les Miles is going to have a lot of fun.

Chuck Uga

September 27th, 2009
1:34 am

Once again, it’s the Martinez/Bobo Comedy Hour. Incompetence extraordinaire. One screws up, and the other has to save the day. Worst set of play calling this season other than Oklahoma State. No sweeps by our running backs and a constant “I’m going to keep trying this until it works” strategy from Mike Bobo. Martinez “Prevent D” still showed it’s ugly face as well although the D played a lot better as I suspected it would. Don’t be fooled, LSU comes to town next week, and they will put up 30+ on Georgia and leave with a win. This Georgia team is just not that good. Explosive and full of potential…just not very good.

Chuck Uga

September 27th, 2009
1:35 am

P.S. They aren’t very good….but they will defeat Georgia Tech. that is a guarantee.

Bernard Williams

September 27th, 2009
2:44 am

We’re in for a long season if we don’t pull it together. We’re a couple of plays away from being 1-3.

Vamos Perros!!

mdawg

September 27th, 2009
3:13 am

what i find to be funny is that CMR puts samual in the dog house for losing 1 fumble in 3 games. and he inserts caleb king. who did what? FUMBLE. lets see, caleb king can not pass block or hang on to the ball. lets sit his ass on the bench.

as for bobo.. i remember when he was the qb, he made a comment that he didnt know what he was doing out there (that was the season that georgia went 5-6 under donnon)… well he still does not know what he is doing.. fire the idiot

oh willie, oh willie…. we need to get that chant going when the other team is making drives or when willie makes a blunder….. its time we run him out of town

mdawg

September 27th, 2009
3:15 am

where was T. king at tonight? where was brandon smith? was there a reason we did not put our play makers on the field?

Ryan

September 27th, 2009
3:28 am

I agree coaching was poor tonite, and coordinating too. Offense and defense. Green saved the game with a fantastic block on that field goal and on a huge catch. The turnovers were of the absurd variety and we still have discipline problems. Thank goodness they squeaked out a W, but it may be a while until the next one.

Mike Jabaley

September 27th, 2009
4:16 am

Updated Numbers: Listed is the percentage of rushing play selection in the SEC. Florida = 64.1% Run(Don’t let the shotgun fool you); Alabama = 62.5% Run; Auburn = 62.2% Run; Tennessee = 58.9% Run; LSU = 57.3% Run; Georgia = 53.2% Run. Former QB Bobo, “Let’s throw the ball.” Former Safety Martinez, “We have to stop the pass.” Former Georgia H.C. Mark Richt, “I guess I forgot my first game against Auburn when I shook hands with Coach Tubberville and he informed me, ‘If you want to win in the SEC, you gotta run the ball.’, following our 24-17 loss.”

mdawg

September 27th, 2009
4:35 am

if that bum caleb king is the rb. then i never want to run the ball

heeldawg

September 27th, 2009
5:09 am

Cat Man Do, you’re right on the money. This team is being held back by its coordinators (O and D). We are sloppy and ill-prepared every week, and fail to do the fundamental things (i.e. wrapping up on tackles, holding onto the football, minimizing penalties) well. These are the hallmarks of a poorly-coached team. And, yes, we’re 3-1, but we should be 4-0, and these games should not have been this close. Talent-wise, we’re 10 points better than OSU, two TDs better than South Carolina, and 21-28 points better than Arkansas or ASU, but it doesn’t show on the scoreboard because of poor execution and errant ball-handling.

And Michael, David, jackson et al: just because a Georgia fan posts something negative, that doesn’t make them less of a fan. Being a blind pollyanna about this team is not a virtue. By contrast, it simply means that you are either (a) lacking in perception, or (b) in a state of denial. Neither of those things is something to stick your chest out about. I’ve been a Georgia fan a;ll of my life, and have attended games in Athens for for 30 years. I’m a graduate of the school; my wife, sister and son are all alumni, as well, and my youngest son will be attending Georgia next year. We’ve been season ticket-holders for 15 years. But it’s very frustrating to see teams that we match in talent (Florida, Alabama) surpass us in terms of on-the-field performance. Their programs are simply better than ours right now–and it’s all due to superior coaching. Richt is a great guy, but he needs to make some changes in his coaching staff in the offseason or he will see this subpar coaching staff drag him down–and out–with them.

Two final comments:

1. Hope Tebow’s okay. He’s a Gator, but he has the heart of a lion. I saw that hit and said a prayer for him, and I think that’s the first time I’ve ever prayed for a Gator in my life. God bless him. He’s been great for college football.

2. Alabama is the best team in college football right now. If they keep playing like this, they’ll not only win the SEC West (and they look like a shoo-in right now, after the Rebels were exposed as pretenders we all kinda knew they were this weekend), they’ll win the SECCG and play Texas, or somebody, for all the marbles. Hats off to Nick Saban.

santa cruz dawg

September 27th, 2009
5:26 am

The linebackers for ASU were really good and Joe Cox made some ill advised throws. Otherwise I really thought the D came to play and after they focused in and shut down #31, for ASU, they looked staunch. AJ also scred on the pass inthe endzone, that wasn’t overturned by replay.
Everyone that is saying LSU will blow us out,hey look they barley escaped at MSU yesterday.

We can beat that team, but we have to just take care of the ball and make no stupid penalties.

P.S. I do believe we need a better Defensive Coordinator.

Go UGA!!!!

76Dawg

September 27th, 2009
6:49 am

heeldawg, I agree with you completely. Any true fan has to hurt watching the way we are playing. I really like CMR, but something is wrong. There is to much talent on this team to be playing this way.