How would you rate the Bulldogs’ performance?

Time for the report card on the Bulldogs’ effort Saturday against the Auburn Tigers in Athens. Rate the team on the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

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29 comments Add your comment

sherry

November 14th, 2009
10:42 pm

no more directional kick offs!!!! let walsh kick it out~he can. we have seen it.

GaCracker

November 14th, 2009
11:06 pm

Martinez made some nice adjustments and the open field tackling was better, but why does the other team look like they know our defensive scheme and weakness at the start of the game. The defense was awful on third downs on the first two Auburn possessions. Willie still should be fired even if we win the next two games and a bowl game by shutouts. Just compare the average points allowed compared with Van Goiter.

Pit Bull

November 14th, 2009
11:21 pm

This team is loaded with talent. With good Coaching there is no telling how good they could have been. This defense could have been ranked one of the Best in the country. Instead, they are ranked one of the worst despite the excellent talent. It’s a shame, a pure shame. They are capable of beating teams they match up good with. But teams they don’t match up with that take or require good coaching they lose to and look terrible doing it. You have to be able to beat the best coaching MINDS in the country to have a chance at winning championships! We lack that with Willie Martineze as Def. Cord.

Nick

November 14th, 2009
11:40 pm

Much improvement especially after the first quarter. Finally we see some QB pressure throughout a full game and some adjustments made on both sides of the ball. The penalties and turnovers: We won both categories!! Too bad it took nine games to get that! Congratulations on a good win over a quality and classy Auburn team. Keep it up, enjoy this win but focus on Kentucky starting tomorrow. Remember, they beat Auburn too!
Go Dawgs!

the real OLD GOLD

November 14th, 2009
11:58 pm

Hope Rambo’s injury isn’t serious, good to see him move his hands and feet. Good luck until you play Tech. See you in Atlanta pups.

Texas Dawg

November 15th, 2009
12:03 am

It was the most satisfying win of the season thus far — a hard fought victory against a worthy opponent. The defense came through after a shaky start, the running game was solid, and Cox connected on a couple of home run passes. Yet another breakthrough victory over Auburn.

Don

November 15th, 2009
1:23 am

Credit must be given where credit is due and the defense and WILLIE MARTINEZ (that hurts to say) finally got it right. Once again blown assignments by the defensive backs reared their ugly head early in the game. Some how they were able to pull their heads out of the sand and played lights out the rest of the game. Good to see that the Dawgs have figured out that AJ Green is not the only weapon they have on offense. There are many, many weapons on the offense. They still need to stick one back in there for an entire game so they can get into some sort of rhythm. Ealey is clearly the best back on the team so it should be him. Way to hang in there. Great game.

Go Dawgs!

G Man

November 15th, 2009
2:06 am

This was your best game all year. Better than USC or Ark. Was a team effort, AU didn’t do much after they went up 14-zip. I don’t know why UGA doesn’t play more like this; hard running, opportunistic passing, good special teams (minus the ko), good kicking. IF they keep with up, the game with Tech could be much more competitive. Go Jackets!

WTF?

November 15th, 2009
7:51 am

I noticed that there were not near as many post last night as there have been in other games this season. Either Dawg fans have given up on their team, or Dawg fans only post when we loose so they can all be Monday morning quarterbacks complaining about our coaches.

Good team effort last night! I hate that we lost Greene and Rambo! We really need them against Kentucky and Tech!

I would like to know how the recruits reacted to their day in Athens. Did we pick up any of the 5 star studs?

NEGeorgiaDawg

November 15th, 2009
8:19 am

Great game last night. It was great to see this team play with the heart & fire it is capable of! Hated to see Rambo & AJ go down & I hope they’re better soon. TK has the potential to be great at receiver also!

ugadog311

November 15th, 2009
9:50 am

I admit that I have been knocking Bryan Evans for the last 2 years. But Bryan, if you read this I thought you played a heckuva game last night son ! You are very fast and athletic—keep turning it loose like you did last night and don’t think and worry so much. You now know that you are good enough to not need those huge cushions and I think you play much better when your up in the receivers grill all night like you were tonight ! Good game buddy, way to turn it around !

Dawgman

November 15th, 2009
10:48 am

Georgia has the toughest schedule of any team in the country. We had one cupcake verses almost every other teams 2 or 3.

1eyedJack

November 15th, 2009
10:51 am

It would be outstanding to end with a victory over the ACC chumps.

Gator Rick

November 15th, 2009
12:20 pm

UGA fans–braking redneck trailer trash.

Go Gators! Another National Championship coming! At least a bcs bowl. Enjoy your 2009 indy bowl game losers.

ADVANCED HOME SECURITY

November 15th, 2009
12:52 pm

Here’s something the recruits should think about. I was watching the Tennessee game on TV. Tennesse had a player that was seriously hurt and was down for sometime. I never saw Lane Kiffin come out to the field to check on or support his injured player. When I was watching the Georgia game, I saw a Georgia player go down hurt. (Just like the Tennessee injury.) I saw Mark Richt right there with him. I know which coach I would rather play for!

Dawg Tired

November 15th, 2009
1:55 pm

Gator Rick – Good to hear there are no rednecks pulling for the mighty gators!

Bubba

November 15th, 2009
2:56 pm

Dawg Tired – No rednecks pulling for the gators? Me and my ol lady are gators and i spet my cope at you if you insult my gatar naton like that agan. My tralor is orange and blue and I have a tatoo of Timmy Tebow on my lower back. I hat you dogs

Johnny DangerDawg

November 15th, 2009
4:21 pm

sherry,
According to Walsh, HE now decides how to kick it. The coaches have told him to kick it as far as possible when he’s feeling “in the zone” and to do directional kickoffs whenever he doesn’t think he can knock it deep enough (due to kicking into the wind, for example). As much as we all want the ball kicked into the endzone every time, remember that NO team is capable of this feat; in fact, UGA actually kicks it into the endzone more than most schools.

The Irishman

November 15th, 2009
6:19 pm

Richt needs to go! His players have a graduation rate well under 30%. His teams have one of the highest penalty rates in all of College football. Year after year he can not play with the big teams, even though he has top 5 recruiting classes year in and year out. Finally he makes well over 2million a year before endorsements and doesn’t take the furlough days that other University Faculty and staff have been taking. Shameful!

Old Dawg

November 15th, 2009
7:26 pm

The Irishman. A small correction from your post. The UGA football program has a 48% graduation rate. The AJC and other publications have run stories with those statistics.

takedowndawg

November 16th, 2009
10:44 am

Johnnie Danger, way to give Fabris the benefit of the doubt on short directional kicks. Don’t think that Fabris is not giving Walsh his marching orders. He has always liked the directional kick theory. Unlike the pros who cover kickoffs very quickly, we don’t, therefore the D-kicks should be a no go for us. It is a loser for the DAWGS.

Richard Johnson

November 16th, 2009
11:27 am

One game does not make a season. Ga’s defense has been suspect all season but the offence has also put the “D” in some tough situations. Defense is played with emotion and there has been no susrained emotion this year. Maybe it is the calm of the headcoach that spills over but we do seem to be out coached weekly by the opposing “O” coordinators. Yes changes have to be made on the “D” side of the ball.

The DawgNation

November 16th, 2009
1:01 pm

Willie Martinez must be fired!!!!!

Roscoe

November 16th, 2009
1:09 pm

As a Univursity of Florida alumnie I’d just like to say that I take offens to sum of theze comments by Bulldogs about us Gators. I’ll hav yu to know that I own my own trailer and don’t rint!!!!! So wot if If my wife haz 12 tattuze. We Gators like tattuze. My wife haz a tattu of Tin Tebow on her thi. Ain’t a dam thing wronge with that. And me and her both luk gud in our cut off jean shorts. So what if I ware a Gator tank top to wurk everiday! Yu are just jelus.

Roscoe Willard, MBA
Univursity of Florida class of 1997
Go Gators!

Graduation rates?

November 16th, 2009
1:13 pm

From AccessNortGA.com:

White football players at Georgia and Georgia Tech were much more likely to earn their degrees than their black teammates, according to an NCAA graduation report released Thursday.

The study shows that 72 percent of the white players who signed with Georgia between 1996-99 earned their diploma within six years, compared with just 24 percent of their black counterparts.

There was a similar disparity at Georgia Tech, where white football players had a 72 percent graduation success rate. Blacks were at 41 percent.

swampdawg

November 16th, 2009
2:38 pm

The reason uga shows a low graduation class is because so many of their great players are great enough to get drafted into the NFL. The team, as a whole, is carrying a 3.1 GPS as we speak.
Compare that to Vanderbilt’s 3.5 GPS. Pretty close. What had you rather do – spend another year at uga in a classroom or be playing in the NFL earning millions of $$$$$? Ex: Moreno and
a guy named Stafford?

hop

November 17th, 2009
4:04 am

dawgs finally played a complete game with few flags and NO turnovers,with two picks from aubarn!

heres hoping that trend will continue with kentucky and tech.

it took bobo a long time to commit to the run last saturday and it almost cost us.
hopefully,he has learned his lesson and the game plan is to carry the rock until kentucky stops us.

Joshhh...

November 17th, 2009
10:55 am

Why are so many Georgia fans so cynical!?

Just take the game for what it was! People are rating the Offense who had no turnovers as “Good”
Then a Defense who shut down Auburn through the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Quarters as “Good”

Apparently some of you will never be satisfied with our team…

trueform

November 18th, 2009
11:31 am

I hear ya brothers! take a look at this for more insight:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8GuH9oDHrU