Five SEC players who will be missed the most

 

Some friends and I got into a debate the other day. Here was the question: Every team had some good players in 2008  who are not coming back for this season. Can you name the five SEC players who will be missed the most in 2009?  Here are my picks. Understand that these guys weren’t necessarily the best player on their respective teams. But based on what these teams need this season, I think these five guys will be missed the most:

 

1. Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia: How could I pick Moreno instead of QB Matthew Stafford, the No. 1 draft choice? Simple. Right now I think Georgia is more confident about the play of  senior quarterback Joe Cox than it is at the running back position. If Moreno was back to run behind this veteran offensive line, I believe the Bulldogs would be good enough to make a serious run at Florida in the SEC East. Georgia has some good running backs. I just don’t see any GREAT running backs. At least not yet. Moreno was a great running back.

2. Andre Smith, OT, Alabama: Because the Alabama defense is still so good, I couldn’t go with safety Rashad Johnson, who I thought was a really great player. But the Crimson Tide is really going to miss the big fella at left tackle. He allowed Alabama to run the ball whenever it wanted to, even when opponents were putting eight in the box. The Crimson Tide offense could just beat up opposing defenses and wear them down over the course of a game. Alabama’s offense will still be solid, but the Tide won’t be able to impose their will on teams like they could last season with Smith as their anchor.

3. Peria Jerry, DT, Ole Miss:  Here’s what you need to know about Jerry (6-2, 299), who was drafted in the first round by the Falcons. In 2007, when he wasn’t in the Ole Miss lineup, the Rebels finished 101st nationally in rushing defense, giving up 199.08 yards per game, and 88th in total defense (423.42 ypg). Last season Jerry was virtually unblockable and the Rebels were fourth in rushing defense  (85.54 yards per game) and 19th in total defense (2008). Some Ole Miss fans tell me there won’t be a drop off on the defense because DE Greg Hardy is finally healthy. I don’t buy it. I think the Ole Miss defense is going to really miss Jerry. He was that good.

 

4. Percy Harvin, WR, Florida: I’ve changed my thinking on Harvin. For the longest time I felt that Florida would be able to plug another one of its speed guys in Harvin’s position and that the Gators wouldn’t miss a beat. But during the summer a couple of SEC coaches convinced me I was wrong. They said that Harvin was an exceptional talent who, when healthy, was impossible to contain. Granted, Harvin didn’t go for long stretches without getting dinged up and so Florida had to learn how to play without him. But when he was in the game, he completely dictated what the defense did. Consider this: Harvin had 660 yards rushing last season with only 70 carries for an average of 9.4 yards per carry. He averaged 16.1 yards per reception (40 catches for 644 yards). So you’re talking about a player who averaged almost 12 yards (11.85 to be exact) every time he touched the ball last season. The Gators are going to be very good, but I don’t think they will have anybody like that this season.

 

5. Jeremy Jarmon, DE, Kentucky: With the defensive trio of Jarmon, LB Micah Johnson and CB Trevard Lindley (of Hiram) coming back, Kentucky had good reason to be optimistic about its defense and a chance to go to a school-record fourth consecutive bowl game. But in May Jarmon was declared ineligible by the NCAA for testing positive to a banned substance. Jarmon took an over the counter supplement in an effort to get a little leaner. But he didn’t check with his trainers and was caught on a random NCAA drug test because the supplement contained a banned substance. He went in the supplemental draft in July and was taken by the Redskins. With Jarmon returning, Kentucky had a star player at each of the defensive position groups. It’s a big loss for the ‘Cats.

So those are my five players who will be missed the most in the SEC. Who did I leave out?

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m

August 19th, 2009
6:53 am

No-show Moreno will mainly be missed by TECH. Because he didn’t do much against us.

45-42….glad it hurts so bad…and it is only the beginning!!!

Spike

August 19th, 2009
6:56 am

Mo Mass, baby!!

Tom M

August 19th, 2009
6:58 am

Agreed on Harvin. Can’t be replaced and was BEYOND special. Not going to be nearly as explosive on offense for the Gators- that being said…I don’t think production this year will be hurt nearly as much as some may think. I expect by October we’ll see the Gators offense the nation is expecting.

Mr. G8RH8R

August 19th, 2009
7:35 am

John Parker Wilson. Without a proven commodity at qb the Tide will be even more dependent upon their running game to generate any offense.

“m” stands for moron, correct. When Tech beats UGA more than once in 8 years and the for the first time in 17 without using academically ineligible players (as determined by the NCAA) I think you might want to be a little more humble and circumspect regarding Tech’s chances, not only this year but in future years.

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J. Paul Gettysburg

August 19th, 2009
7:47 am

Tune in tommorrow for “Five ACC players who will be missed the most and why nobody cares”.

Rusty

August 19th, 2009
7:53 am

Michael Oher tops all of these players on my list. Jevan Snead is going to have a tough time of it without Oher in pass protection.

Corrine Brown (D) FL

August 19th, 2009
8:04 am

No Doubt it be tha Gusty Percy Harvey

GO GATUH!

Joe

August 19th, 2009
8:05 am

I think Andre Smith’s absence in the Sugar Bowl showed just how important he was to that team. I would add in those monster tight ends that Alabama lost as well.

Agree on Peria and think Oher should be on the list as well. Ole Miss will go 8-4 this year. They have never had an OL drafted in the 1st round and have not had 2 first rounders in a long time. Rebs will take a step back to reality.

Dink

August 19th, 2009
8:20 am

Tony:

I’m biased of course but I will miss Mohamed Massaquoi. I always thought he was under-rated & would love to see him paired with Green one more year.

Go Dawgs!

superDawg(R) GA

August 19th, 2009
8:22 am

George Bush at least he did not lie to get his agenda across.

Buck Strickland

August 19th, 2009
8:31 am

I’ve been saying it all summer, we’re going to see a bigger drop off from the RBs than the QBs. Knowshon not only was an exceptional running back but I think we’ll miss his enthusiasm that he brought to the game.

superDawg

August 19th, 2009
8:33 am

Who is Percy Harvey.Percy Harvin will be missed by the gaytors.

GeoffDawg

August 19th, 2009
8:35 am

How about SEC coaches to be missed the most? I think Auburn and UT will soon be nostalgic for the halcyon days of Tuberville and Fulmer/Chavis.

Phiuk Yu

August 19th, 2009
8:42 am

m – Moreno had 170 yards of total offense in the game from ‘08. UGA basically handed you guys the game last year – a fumble inside our own 20, a pick 6, and crappy tackling. If we had been a disciplined football team last year, there’s no way Tech is even in that game. But credit Roddy Jones & J. Dwyer, they looked very good.

Buck Turgeson

August 19th, 2009
8:46 am

Tony,

Any truth to the rumor that Bryce Brown at Tennessee has been ruled inelgible and may never see the field as a Vol?

Helluva Engineer

August 19th, 2009
8:56 am

I think UGAY’s scary blackout jersey’s will be missed the most.

Sanford and Son Stadium is so intimidating. Especially with 90,000 toothless rednecks wearing black.

41-30
45-42

Paul

August 19th, 2009
9:00 am

Regarding Brice Brown – “An NCAA representative is in Knoxville investigating whether the amateur status of Tennessee freshman running back Bryce Brown has been violated, which could potentially make him ineligible.”

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4408191

CharlotteGator

August 19th, 2009
9:00 am

Totally agree on Knowshon being the player to be missed the most. He was a game changer. I’d probably have Harvin as 1A though. I think both of those guys were the keys to their respective offenses last year and that they certainly had a hand in making their QB’s look as good as they did.

As a UF fan, seeing Caleb King come in was always a good feeling. Not because he was terrible, just that he wasn’t Knowshon. In my opinion, Stafford wasn’t going to beat you by himself and needed KM in their wreaking havoc to be truly devastating. R. Samuel has a little of that KM factor so the drop off may not be as big if he can step up early in the season.

For the UF offense, P. Harvin brought a totally different dynamic to the game that made the offense what it was. When Harvin was out of the game, Tebow had to have a stellar performance for the offense to click the way it should. SECCG was a perfect example. Tebow had to have arguably his best game at UF for the offense to be effective. Clearly, bama had something to do with that, but Tebow had to do everything almost perfectly to eek that win out. Contrast that with the Oklahoma game where Harvin was 80-85% at best and Tebow had a fairly mediocre game (until the final drive) and the offense was still a threat each time on the field. There’s not another Percy at UF (and might not ever be) so while his production from a statistical perspective might be replaced to some degree, his “threat” cannot be replaced, and UF’s offense will suffer/struggle some because of it. Hopefully the coaches and players can adjust and figure out another way to attack defenses, put them off balance, and make them think and play slow. Just my 2 cents.

richtfan

August 19th, 2009
9:05 am

Tony,

why do you persist in thinking UGA can’t beat UF this year? This is disconcerting, but I guess we’ll just have to prove you wrong once the game comes around. In the SEC anyone can beat anyone any given week.

Corrine Brown (D) Florida

August 19th, 2009
9:08 am

What is Corch Urban Myers gwan to do wifout Percy Harvey? One, two, tree, fo, fi….Dem Gatuz, dey don’t take no jive! Skrike, Rattler, Skrike……uh, I mean, Go, Gatah!

What??

August 19th, 2009
9:08 am

SuperDawg – George Bush didn’t lie to get his agenda across? Ever hear the term WMDs? It truly astounds me how far in the sand some people’s heads are. I really hope that you don’t vote.

Voice of Reason

August 19th, 2009
9:11 am

well said CharlotteGator. A UF fan who knows his football.

Denver Dog

August 19th, 2009
9:14 am

Actually, this is what makes college football so great, that you have to find new players and the great ones move on to a new calling. All of these players will be missed greatly. My thoughts are that KM will be sorely missed, but there is something there he never had; a great offensive line. UF will miss Harvin, but will adjust in different ways to maximize the players they have, and they have them. Smith at UA will be missed,but someone will step in there too! Jarmon will force UK to adjust and the lineman from Ole Miss the same. The key to all of this is to have adequate replacements, and coaches who can adjust. TIme will tell on all of these stories.

shankit

August 19th, 2009
9:15 am

I Miss more Herschel, Worley and Henderson, Lastinger, Belue, etc.
THEY ALL BEAT THE GATORS.
Georgia will be all right, they have a stronger offensive line this year,
and he games are won or lost in the trenches.

Voice of Reason

August 19th, 2009
9:15 am

What?? “We have reason to believe there are WMDs” was not a lie. They did have reason to believe that. The fcat that there were no/ never found any WMD does not take away from the fact that it was not only Bush but a vast majority of Congress who believed they were there by looking at the same intel that Bush had. But, everyone needs a scapegoat so let’s just blame everything on Bush.

Sorry guys, that is the last non-football related post I will have. Go Dawgs!

Phoque Tech

August 19th, 2009
9:17 am

GT has missed seeing the sell-out crowd for probably 40 years now, haven’t they? If it ever happens again, I am sure it will make the Sports Illustrated’s “Sure sign that the Apocolypse is upon us” feature.

THIS IS A FOOTBALL BLOG

August 19th, 2009
9:17 am

Wow!

I just love it when politics are discussed here…NOT

Voice of Reason

August 19th, 2009
9:18 am

Knowshon was a great running back and that is why he could get 3-4 yards on a carry that should have gone nowhere because of poor OL play. You take away that ability and you must replace it with either another great back or better OL play. I don’t know that we will have another great back, but with our improved OL, we should still be able to run the ball as effectively as in the past.

shankit

August 19th, 2009
9:18 am

Helluva Engineer
I hear Curry is going to be after the Jacket’s arse.
State has picked up 400 grand by playing Bama
last game of the season.
SAY, Tech might could do the same by scheduling
Curry, they probably would be willing to help you
make your budget this year.

Voice of Reason

August 19th, 2009
9:20 am

shankit- Knowshon and Stafford beat the Gators as well and Herschel, Worley and Henderson, Lastinger, Belue, etc beat a UF team that was the laughing stock of the SEC at the time. Apples/Oranges

Bama Aaron

August 19th, 2009
9:21 am

Andre Smith will be missed at Bama. But not as much as Oher will be missed at Ole Miss. He should have been on the list.

Eric

August 19th, 2009
9:22 am

hey superdawg, is there secret george bush out there who’s only known to you? the one i know lied every time he opened his mouth. WDE!!! I’ll miss Tommy Tuberville just because I like the guy, but I really don’t think the Auburn Nation will miss him when the Tigers start surprising some folks on the football field. Gene Chizik is going to kick some ass this year…. and he’s just getting started.

Atlanta Gator

August 19th, 2009
9:25 am

Comments in response to Tony —-

(1) Knowshon Moreno will be a noticeably greater loss for the Dawgs than Matt Stafford. By all accounts, Joe Cox is a more emotionally committed leader than Stafford. Moreno’s yardage speaks for itself.

(2) Andre Smith was the key piece in Alabama’s resurgent 2008 defense. It will be impossible to fully replace him with an underclassman —- his replacement may grow with time, but other Tide defenders will need to step up in 2009.

(3) I can’t say I know Ole Miss’ Jerry—-but the stats quoted by Tony are certainly impressive.

(4) Percy Harvin? Yeah, he will be missed. To the extent he can be replaced, he will be replaced by a platoon of Gators. That speaks volumes about Harvin’s unusual combination of talents.

(5) Tested positive, eh? Damn shame for him and his team.

ReptilesRule

August 19th, 2009
9:25 am

Harvin’s replacement will be by several players including Demps, Rainey and James. Also, expect the Gators to be a little more physical in the running game utilizing more plays out of the backfied. The defense will be more dominating this year…

shankit

August 19th, 2009
9:26 am

Voice of reason – I thought Florida was ranked No. 1 in the nation by the AP when Worley and
Henderson beat them, even though as usual Florida had cheated and was on probation and not
ranked by the Coaches poll. Apples/Apples

Spike

August 19th, 2009
9:28 am

Eric, you are dreaming. Chizik doesn’t have the talent to kick anybodys arse. And I mean both player talent and coaching talent. You really think he is a better coach than Tubbs? If so, thanks for illustrating my point.

robodawg

August 19th, 2009
9:29 am

TB, a pretty good list. I think Bama will miss John Parker Wilson an awful lot as well. I expect their offense to struggle as they break in a new QB AND aren’t able to pound on defenses at will.

clowe

August 19th, 2009
9:29 am

Atlanta Gator, you ought to know Jerry. He and Greg Hardy spent a few hours in UF’s backfield last season.

TheItalianDawg

August 19th, 2009
9:31 am

Tony, you are absolutely right, 100% agreeing with you, however I think if you can write about who will be missed most in every sec team! I think South Carolina got the biggest hit losing McKinley, Jared Cook and the Brinkley brothers then Alabama and close third Georgia!

Captian Kirk

August 19th, 2009
9:33 am

Scotty, beam me up. The foul smell of the Ga. Tech bull s@#$ is ruining the earth. M= MORON Hellofanengineer=PUNK GA Teck = mediocre forever

Alphare

August 19th, 2009
9:35 am

Why nobody gives stats about KnowShon in the big games? He did not do well as I remember.

Nancy Pelosi (D) a$$ of the earth

August 19th, 2009
9:36 am

I love you, Coreeen Browns!

Lance

August 19th, 2009
9:36 am

Knowshon wont be missed much…you’ll see for yourself soon.

Gatorzone

August 19th, 2009
9:36 am

Andre Smith will be the most missed.
Knowshon and Percy were Awesome players and definetly game changers, but if they had a bad game, or were injured the offense had other options. When Alabama’s tackle was out, they could not move the ball or stop the Dline of Utah.
No doubt UF will miss the phenomenal plays of Harvin, but Meyer will find other ways to move the ball, just like UGA will find other backs to run in place of KM. Replacing a mountain on the line isn’t as easy, just look at last year when UGA had so many linemen injured at the beginning of their season.

Alphare is crazy

August 19th, 2009
9:37 am

he had a billion yards against UF in 2007.

Kramers2009

August 19th, 2009
9:38 am

Tony –
Got to disagree with a the Peria Jerry pick. Tony is right he was unblockable last year, but the Rebels current Dline will be even better. Hardy has little to do with this. Jerrell Powe was as big a Dline recruit as there was 3 years ago (but took a couple years to become eligible) and apparently looks great. Hardy is a great pass rusher but DE’s Emmanual Stevens and Kendrell Lockett are just as good (in terms of all-around performance). Also lookout for Lawon Scott and highly touted frosh Craig Drummond.

Joe – the Rebels had a Olineman taken in the first round in 2005. Chris Spencer by the Seahawks.

I agree that Mike Oher will be missed even more. The Rebs OLine is a much much bigger concern than their Dline.

atlantadave

August 19th, 2009
9:39 am

m….are you still getting those weekly sex change shots? How many seasons tickets did you buy this year to Tech games? Or are you one of the many Tech fans that talk a big game but won’t put your money where your mouth is and really suuport your team by showing up at their games. Keep running your mouth…we Dawg fans have heard it before everytime Tech changes coaches, which is every four-five years. You brag that things will be different and they never are. Georgia kicks techs a$$ no matter who coaches your team. Keep these numbers in mind, 1-8, 59-37-5. Tech will have to win twenty two games in a row to over take Georgia’s winning total aganist your lower tier program. You need to go back to your tickle pile…I hear your undefeated there.

G2Rhett (Colorado Springs)

August 19th, 2009
9:43 am

Stars will be born in ‘09

I’m not worried about Georgia’s running game. Nor am I honestly worried about any aspect of the team. I believe in Coach Richt and in the system that he’s put in place at the University of Georgia. Over the past eight seasons, Coach Richt and his staff have built one of the nation’s elite football programs. If you’re a football player at Georgia, you can rest assured that under Coach Richt, you’ll have the opportunity to compete and to win championships. Yes, I know he hasn’t managed to bring Georgia a National Title, but believe me; it’ll happen. Hell, it just may happen in ‘09! Okay, okay, that may be a little far fetched, but the point is that we don’t know what a season will bring. Did you honestly think that the ‘08 campaign would turn out as it did? I know I didn’t. The one thing that Georgia fans can bet money on is that Coach Richt and his staff will have this years team fully prepared (mentally and physically) to handle the challenges, adversity, successes, and disappointments that come with any college football season. College football fans know that each year brings with it a vast amount of unknowns. It is the unknown that makes this game so great as we are continually surprised year in and year out with the final results of the season. On the collegiate level each year, every teams roster and/or coaching staff changes; whether it be a little or a lot. When an established star on a team gets injured, graduates, or leaves early for the NFL; it gives an unproven or unknown player the opportunity to step up and become a star. This 2009 Bulldog team is stacked full of talent. And yes, we don’t have Stafford or Knowshon, but we’ve got some unknown future stars that are about to shine. Do you remember that kid that came out of Wrightsville, Georgia? The young man that as a true freshman took the country by storm and put the Bulldogs on the map nationally? Well, prior to the 1980 season, no one knew who was going to carry the ball for the Dogs and that included Herschel Walker himself. Not even Coach Vince Dooley knew. As a matter of fact, prior to the 1980 season, Coach Dooley stated to the media and the Bulldog Nation that “Between you and me, what I may have here is nothing more than a big stiff fullback.” Well, like Coach Dooley, I hope to God that Coach Richt will be lucky enough to blindly reach back on the sidelines in Stillwater Oklahoma, grab the shoulder pad of a young man, send him into the game, and get to observe first hand the next great running back of all time. “We hand it off to (INSERT NAME)! There’s a hole…5!!!…10!!!…12!!! He’s running over people!!! Oh, you (INSERT NAME)!!! My God Almighty, he ran right through two men!!!”

Gen Neyland

August 19th, 2009
9:43 am

Out of the box here, but the question above regarding the possible ineligibility of Bryce Brown has to do with allegations brought to the NCAA over money raised for Brown to attend football camps during Brown’s sophmore year of high school. On the Tennessee boards, the hope is that the NCAA moves faster than a snail (or slug) to resolve this issue…I just wonder who opened this can, what the outcome will be, when it’ll be resolved and how many other high school-college athletes coast to coast may be impacted if this becomes an issue in today’s market place…Of course, if we’ll recall, this kid had a ‘handler’. Maybe the ‘handler’ is at the root of the issue..? At least CLK and Tennessee are said not to be involved as it happened some years ago. More details will emerge.

WTF???

August 19th, 2009
9:49 am

Well, at least Tebow’s virginity is still intact…

Yellow Maggots are a Johnson

August 19th, 2009
9:50 am

Hey engineer, stop playing with your train set and come back to reality. Sanford Stadium is big enough to seat all the tech fans, students, alumni, and homeless people on your campus. THE UNIVESITY OF GEORGIA is everything you aspire to be but are so afraid to admit it. That explains all you emotional, crybaby outbursts!

WTF???

August 19th, 2009
9:50 am

General, It was prolly Fulmer.

dap01

August 19th, 2009
9:51 am

The only toothless person is your mama. UGA has on awesome game day experience with 90,000 + fans each week. Don’t discredit the fans. Just worry about your 35,000 fans (35,000 fans in a city of millions, that is second rate at best)

If you can’t comment on the subject at hand, go play with your pocket protector.

Teacher

August 19th, 2009
9:53 am

C-a-p-t-I-a-n Kirk? That’s a neat name. Almost sounds like Captain Kirk.

Gatorzone

August 19th, 2009
9:55 am

G2Rhett, One of the Classiest Men to EVER don a Football uniform anywhere. Kudos to Herschel!

lazydawg

August 19th, 2009
9:55 am

Great work Tony it will be tough to replace Moreno,but I have a strange feeling that the RB position is not a concern for the Dawgs.I’m still worried about our defense but I don’t believe we lost anyone that would hurt us there even Asher.

UGA going down in 09

August 19th, 2009
9:57 am

It’s going to be a bad year for the redneckers. 5 maybe 6 losses. UF is going to crush you again.

LonghornBill

August 19th, 2009
10:03 am

I’ve noticed quite a lot of posts on here where UGA fans brag about the size of their stadium versus GA Tech’s. I was under the impression that last years game was the only thing that counted until you play again. That’s the way we look at it in Texas. Wins and losses, baby!

Bamafan

August 19th, 2009
10:04 am

Hey General,
It is not funny when the NCAA is visiting your campus trying to cause trouble. The crimson tide gets
the award for messing up with the NCAA in the past 15 years!! Andre Smith will be missed this year
and the defense will have to carry the team this year!! ROLL TIDE FOLKS!!

Sandy Springs 6 Pack

August 19th, 2009
10:05 am

5 or 6 losses? You wish. Luckliy GA plays in the East where all teams (accept for UF and UGA) are going to be below average this year. We might lose 4 but we’ll still finish 2nd in the East.

dan

August 19th, 2009
10:08 am

m….

You’re an idiot. Knowshon had like a 100 yards and a TD against you guys. Shutting a running back down is like holding them to 20 yards on 18 carries. Tech didn’t do that. Please develop some sense of reality. What’s going to hurt, is when UGA comes to Grant Field this year, and exposes your team, and proving last year’s score to be the fluke that it was.

As for missing Knowshon, there’s nothing UGA can do about that now. It’s time for us UGA fans to focus on what are team is instead of what we are not. Great players graduate every year, it is what it is.

Warren Peace

August 19th, 2009
10:10 am

shankit, I think if Georgia State pays Tech $400,000 to play them it will wreck State’s Athletic budget and eliminate the free hot dog and coke giveaway.

dan

August 19th, 2009
10:14 am

Oh yeah….

As for Percy Harvin, Florida will definately miss him. Urban Meyer can act all arrogant and downplay his contributions all he wants, but Harvin is a big game player! In both of the National Title games, Harving put that offense on his back! Tebow might be the engine that makes that machine go, but Harvin is the one that comes through in the big games, not Tebow.

Atlanta Gator

August 19th, 2009
10:20 am

Clowe—-Ah, yes. Thank you for refreshing my memory. I had done my best to forget.

Warren Peace

August 19th, 2009
10:22 am

Longhorn Bill, if you compare the amount of hot Co-eds attending games at Sanford Stadium versus Grant Field, you will come to the conclusion that size does matter.

Atlanta Gator

August 19th, 2009
10:23 am

dan—-Tebow came through in a pretty darn significant way in the SEC Championship Game, and he had to do it without Harvin. Not trying to down play Harvin, by any means. Harvin was the Gators’ “x-factor.” But give Tebow his due, man; he picked the Gators up and carried them in the third and fourth quarters against Alabama. Ask any Tide fan; they’ll tell you.

the Iron Sheik

August 19th, 2009
10:25 am

NOSHOW MORENO! Remember him leaping over that Eastern Michigan player? Best play ever!

CharlotteGator

August 19th, 2009
10:31 am

LongHorn Bill,

“last years game was the only thing that counted until you play again. That’s the way we look at it in Texas. Wins and losses, baby!”

Refreshing as those aren’t the typical comments from the Texas/Big XII posters who occasionally come on this blog. Please continue to remind your fellow longhorns that the last game actually played on the field Jan. 8 really “matters” and the team that got the “win, baby” actually won something that night. It may be ‘mythical’ but that trophy is sitting somewhere outside of Austin. Good luck in your game in Dallas. It’ll be a handful.

CharlotteGator

August 19th, 2009
10:38 am

dan,

To echo Atlanta Gator’s comments, I’m one of the biggest Harvin fans out, but Tebow definitely deserves his due/credit as well. It’s no secret that I was/am a bigger Harvin fan than Tebow, but we definitely don’t win the SECCG w/o #15. Also, while Harvin was huge and helped create the opportunity, Tebow put the BCSCG away in the 4th quarter with 3 gigantic throws. 3rd and 12 to Cooper for 15 yds, over the middle between 3 defenders to Nelson getting into the redzone, and then the jump pass icing. I didn’t really consider him a great passer until watching the SECCG in person and watching that 4th quarter against OU on the edge of my seat. He made gigantic superstar type throws and deserves the credit for really improving that part of his game.

ForTheRecord

August 19th, 2009
10:38 am

G2Rhett…Right! Richt is known for his great ability to prepare a team for the season (see last year debacle) and for getting his team ready for big games! See UF most any year. The LSU games when they are truly good not when they were down. Last years Alabama and even the sissy in state school running a high school offense. Richt is a great coach the same way President Bush was a great President (and I am a Republican!) The both mention Christ a lot but with little proof to back any greatness claims (But they certainly have had some busts…)

BTW…What great bowl team has Richt ever won? Ohio State? USC? Texas? or has he beaten Michigan State and Hawaii? LOL

Man that was funny.
LOL

takedowndawg

August 19th, 2009
10:41 am

I personally believe that Percy Harvin departure will be felt more by Florida than Knowshon’s departure. As a diehard Dawg fan, I believe that Harvin was more dangerous than Knowshon when he was healthy. Florida has a couple of fill in backs with great speed but I don’t believe any will replace Harvin. There will be a decline in back/receiver production because of his absence. For Georgia, I think Samuel will become a great back. I saw him in HS film as totally dominate. Whelther on offense or defense he was a proven winner. King, on the other hand has not shown the toughness to weather the pounding that the SEC competition will provide. My bet is on Samuel and has always been. Carlton, will be a great change of pace and will give opponent defenders problems. Go DAWGS, GO!!!

Lars Taint

August 19th, 2009
10:46 am

Atlanta Gator,
You just lost all credibility. You said Andre Smith was the big reason for Alabama’s defensive resurgence! He didn’t play defense. He was an OL. Second, you don’t know who Peria Jerry is? Did you not watch your Gators lose to Ole Miss last year?

Franlin Dawg

August 19th, 2009
10:51 am

Hey Longhorn Bill, you’re right — the only thing that counts is the last game, and it’s still 10 to 9 in Texas.

Franlin Dawg

August 19th, 2009
10:51 am

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Get Off Left Wingers

August 19th, 2009
10:59 am

All you Left Wing Bed Wetters: get off this sport blog and go back playing with your Obama Dolls.
Oh! keep your hands out of my pockets!

CharlotteGator

August 19th, 2009
10:59 am

Lars Taint,

Did you watch that game? I’d imagine Atl Gator did as he’s one of the more knowledgeable and interesting posters on this blog. If you had watched the game you’d know that it was Hardy and the other DE #99 who were the big contributors in that game if you want to single out Ole Miss defenders. I looked it up and Jerry had 3 tackles, 0 hurries, and 0 sacks, so yeah his performance on that day wasn’t particularly memorable. UF’s offense that day scored enough to win (31), it was their defense that didn’t help the cause. Also, while that stats don’t show it, those of us that watched that day know that Tebow had a very pedestrian day throwing the ball and missed 3 wide open receivers for touchdowns. I find it totally plausible that Gator fans could watch that game and not remember Peria Jerry’s performance.

As for the A. Smith defense thing, it’s probably a typo. Most of us are at work right now trying to Alt-Tab away from this blog when bosses are around.

Sarah Palin

August 19th, 2009
11:00 am

The biggest loss will be felt by the University of Alaska Lame Ducks. They wont have the point guard “SaraCuda” to Kick around any more.
Why dontcha quit making things up?

AlwaysAVol

August 19th, 2009
11:00 am

Peyton Manning.

Matt

August 19th, 2009
11:03 am

SEC defenses are going to miss Jarrett Lee.

LonghornBill

August 19th, 2009
11:08 am

Touche’ CharlotteGator. I really think we will see you guys in the BCS Championship game. Don’t you? And to the dawg. You are right. You do realize that the guys playing today weren’t born for another 10 years after that win. I don’t think we will be seeing the dawgs anytime soon. Too bad.

AltamahaDawg

August 19th, 2009
11:15 am

I cannot even remember the last time, or first time for that matter, that Mark Richt “mention(ed) Christ a lot” in any sort of a public way. And what would that have to do with winning a football game, anyway?

LonghornBill

August 19th, 2009
11:20 am

Warren Peace – using your logic, Tennessee owns you.

P- Lop

August 19th, 2009
11:23 am

Asher Allen…. def one of the most solid CBs in the game!!!!! and for the tech fan your 1 and 7 for the past 8 years and you barely one last year! dont get your hopes up buddy the day of the dawgs is here!

P- Lop

August 19th, 2009
11:29 am

longhorn bills a queer!

CharlotteGator

August 19th, 2009
11:31 am

Matt,

That’s hilarious. Post of the day in my book.

Longhorn Bill,

A lot is going to have to fall right for the Gators to make it there. I personally feel there are two many hurdles to confidently say they’re definitely going to be in Pasadena. Doesn’t mean they can’t do it, I just think it’ll be an accomplishment because they’re still college kids and there are a lot more reasons/factors to not repeat last year’s success than there are to confidently say it’ll happen. That being said, Texas does line up to make a good run as they have the proverbial chip on their shoulder and no real challengers, from a talent perspective, outside of Norman. If they harness the motivation and McCoy does what he does, then they’ll be in SoCal at the end of the year and hopefully the Gators will be there as well.

How many days to the season? This wait is getting old.

SuperB

August 19th, 2009
11:36 am

Tekkies: Remember in 2007 just how many yards your All-American WR, Calvin Johnson, got against the Dogs?

Even “Industrial Engineering” majors can count in single digits. Of course, Georgia scored so much you couldn’t count that high.

LonghornBill

August 19th, 2009
11:37 am

P-Lop – just because I turned your mother away, don’t go making generalizations.

Atlanta Gator

August 19th, 2009
11:37 am

Lars Taint—-Yeah, that’s bad, and I do know better. I caught it after the fact, but there’s no “edit” your post function on this version of WordPress. Thinking faster than I’m typing. I seem to do it more as I’ve gotten older. Call it a senior Gator moment.

As for Jerry’s performance, I certainly remember it (as well as that of his defensive teammates), but I did not remember his name. Mea maxima culpa.

Mark Olsen

August 19th, 2009
11:37 am

Tech fans who keep bragging about the 45-42 win are pathetic. Congrats, you FINALLY won after 7 years…The way you brag makes it sound like you expect to lose every year. You don’t honestly expect us to win every year…or do you?

Look Alive---There are buzzards overhead

August 19th, 2009
11:38 am

what?? WMD DID EXIST IN IRAQ AND WERE USED ON THE KURDS. THE REMAINDER WERE SHIPPED TO SYRIA BECAUSE THE UN DELAYED FOR EIGHT MONTHS GIVING SADAM TIME TO HIDE THE WMD, YOUR HEAD IS NOT IN THE SAND BUT FO FAR UP OBAMA’S REAR END THAT YOUR BRAIN IS SQUEEZED FULL OF CRAP. ANYONE WITH LIMITED INTELLIGENCE COULD BE FOOLED BY OBAMA’S RHETORIC SO HE WOULD BE ELECTED AND THAT SHOWED IGNORANCE BUT TO STILL SUPPORT HIM AFTER SEEING WHAT HE HAS DONE AND IS DOING TO MAKE THIS A SOCIALIST COUNTRY IS BEYOND IGNORANCE AND IS SIMPLY STUPIDITY. OLD SAYING FOOL ME ONCE SHAME ON YOU FOOL ME TWICE SHAME ON ME. SHAME SHAME ON YOU.

Warren Peace

August 19th, 2009
11:38 am

The Oklahoma Stake Cowboys will destroy the Texas Longhorns. The Pokies have the best offense in the nation and it will be over at the half. Well that is what I have read about them in the AJC.

Warren Peace

August 19th, 2009
11:42 am

Leave the politics to Cable News, this is a sports blog.

Atlanta Gator

August 19th, 2009
11:42 am

Look Alive—-I think you’ve posted on the wrong blog. Look over there for the AJC political blogs >>>>> ALL AJC BLOGS >>>>>

Atlanta Gator

August 19th, 2009
11:43 am

Kinda ironic, coming from a guy named Warren Peace. LOL

brent a.

August 19th, 2009
12:01 pm

Jarmon will be missed. I think UGA can replace Moreno. Just a hunch.

big dawg

August 19th, 2009
12:05 pm

uga will not miss anyone. we don’t rebuild, we re-load.. you lose someone every year and someone else steps up..

the only player in college football that will be missed, is the greek god tim tebow.. i personally can’t wait for him to get the heck out of dodge….or gainesville….or jacksonville….

athensdawg

August 19th, 2009
12:06 pm

How could it be, Tony, that a lowly running back is more important than the mighty Stafford, the one who was going to lead UGA (and now the Lions) to the promise land! Why, if CMR would have just benched Joe T to start with and started him there is no telling how many national championships we could have won.

Seriously, did yall enjoy that Tony Gilbert INT of the chosen one on Saturday as much as I did?

Best thing that happened to UGA was #7 AND #24 going on to where their hearts were – THE NFL.

Alhammed Zakir Hushmanzed

August 19th, 2009
12:13 pm

i like to a gradulate meh gatas

macrotech

August 19th, 2009
12:13 pm

Captian Kirk, as usual, you’re over acting! Go find yourself a green chic stop bothering yourself with silliness like college football!

George Bush

August 19th, 2009
12:15 pm

FOOL ME ONCE SHAME ON YOU…
FOOL ME TWICE… WE WONT GET FOOLED AGAIN

hehe.. I’M THE DECIDER!

Top Dawg

August 19th, 2009
12:25 pm

One of the five is Matthew Stafford – end of discussion.

lakesidegator

August 19th, 2009
12:28 pm

And he did even less against Florida in that beat-down.

macrotech

August 19th, 2009
12:32 pm

“Yellow Maggots are a Johnson”, YES! uga is EVERYTHING the Techies want to be! An ‘elite’ team that can fill it’s stadium every saturday because it is a reasonable distraction from the wonders of cow tipping, playing in a conference that is most prestigious thanks to schools like lsu, UF and alabama and the AMAZING ability to be SO ‘elite’ that they can go ALL this time and ONLY win a single National Championship!

Mark Olsen, thanks! We’ve enjoyed this win! And, no, we don’t expect you to win every year.

Super B, we were having coaching/quarterbacking issues then…has been taken care of. We do remember.

Sheik Yerbouti

August 19th, 2009
12:32 pm

Big Dawg – if you’re reloading, you need to use more powder.

paul3084

August 19th, 2009
12:33 pm

I beg to differ! Matthew Stafford will be the absolute most missed player in the SEC this year…………..Just ask the Florida Gators’ defense.

SOUTHGADAWG88

August 19th, 2009
12:46 pm

I’m glad to see Owens and Sturdivant back!Looking at the list a top notch OT and DT can make a huge impact..I’m glad we have two at both positions!We will miss Knowshon … he is one of the best to ever tote the rock at UGA….but to me we did great in 07 alternating Moreno and Brown..and after watching Danny Ware run in the Giants game..I have no loss of confidence in our coaching staff picking talent.Whether it’s one guy or three..somebody is going to step up and shine running behind what should be the best OL in the SEC.I thought Harvin was one of the best I’ve ever seen play for the Gators..they will miss him more than a lot of Gator fans would like to admit.I’m curious to see how well ALA does this year..they have some serious losses on offense.even more than UGA has.. but get’s top 5 billing?

lakesidegator

August 19th, 2009
12:47 pm

We’ll miss all of Joejahs players from last year, just like we missed all the departed endzone dancers from the year before. Get ready Dawgs. The ‘Tors ain’t done with ya’ll yet, 19 year cycles or no 19 year cycles! Go ‘Tors!!!

Lars Taint

August 19th, 2009
12:48 pm

Atlanta Gator,
It happens. I have read some really good posts from you in the past, so I will take back the “lost your credibility” comment.

chazzo

August 19th, 2009
12:48 pm

I know you have to spread the love around. But, as an additional UGA player I would add Southerland. Too bad about missing out last season. He would have been a difference maker. That guy could smell the goal line, and I saw him a few times put the team on his shoulders and will success. Funny, how quickly forget. He was one of the sorely missed players in UGAs fall from number one last season (with all due respect to Chapas).

Being a dawg fan, I will not miss Percy Harvin one bit at all!

Atlanta Gator

August 19th, 2009
1:03 pm

Lars Taint—-It’s a give-and-take forum. I may have lost my credibility for the day, but I promise to return rested and fully caffeinated tomorrow.

Chris

August 19th, 2009
1:04 pm

We’ve missed Brian Vangorder the most since he left. Every year we have lost games because of our joke of a D.C.

FL Gator

August 19th, 2009
1:23 pm

Percy Harvin will definitely be missed at Florida. As well for Tim Tebow when this collegiate season is over. To add an additional point, they both will not be missed by the fan base at Georgia. In fact, they are already saying goodbye to them (Tebow and Harvin) given how much havoc they stirred up in Athens during their on the field collegiate career.

Voice of Reason

August 19th, 2009
1:25 pm

lakeside gator- does anyone besides has anyone besides you ever referred to the gators as the ‘tors? you should rethink that nickname. It makes you sound dumber.

jjbamaman

August 19th, 2009
1:33 pm

Alabama will definitely miss Andre Smith but its a new season and we’ll just have to see who steps up. I hope the new O-line gels enough to keep Greg McElroy from having to run for his life. Playing VT’s defense will be a mighty tough test out of the starting gate. If Gmac gets hurt, it will get ugly fast. I disagree with the posters that think JPW will be missed. He was a good QB, but I have a lot more confidence in Gmac to take over and pass better. Here’s to a great season of competition for everybody except auburn.

AltamahaDawg

August 19th, 2009
1:44 pm

OH Hell NO!!!! You got Atlanta Gator on the ropes, finish him off!

Cuz

August 19th, 2009
1:44 pm

Percy Harvin when healthy was an awesome weapon, Percy when hurt was dangerous. Yes Percy will be missed by the Gators.

Tebow healthy, hurt, whatever, drives the Gators. Just one of the all time great College players in my opinion. The Crystal football is the light at the end of his tunnel. Oh my God, he is sprinting toward the light, the heck with walking. Save that for water.

Cuz

August 19th, 2009
1:47 pm

Altamaha, take the little green pill now.

InferiorityComplex

August 19th, 2009
1:53 pm

I’ll miss Knowshon taking himself out of the game every other play.

Sam S.

August 19th, 2009
1:53 pm

UGA blows Tech out this year. So do at least 3 other teams.

InferiorityComplex

August 19th, 2009
1:58 pm

Sam – you got the “UGA blows” part right.

Sheik Yerbouti

August 19th, 2009
2:05 pm

Complex- the last two posts were perfect. Loud, yappin fleabags! I thought there was an ordinance.

Cheney's Here - duck and cover!

August 19th, 2009
2:13 pm

““We have reason to believe there are WMDs” was not a lie. They did have reason to believe that. The fcat that there were no/ never found any WMD does not take away from the fact that it was not only Bush but a vast majority of Congress who believed they were there by looking at the same intel that Bush had.”

Huh?!?!? The GOPers admitted that intel was fabricated. Get a life. I don’t think your head is buried in the sand, I think its buried up your….

Also, wonder how long before Percey Harvey’s suspended by Roger Goodell.

billytdoogan

August 19th, 2009
2:15 pm

why is it that now you cannot even escape politics when talking about college sports.

the Iron Sheik

August 19th, 2009
2:28 pm

Noshow Moreno is gay like michael jackson

Jarrett Lee

August 19th, 2009
2:38 pm

Les Miles said a couple of weeks ago that I’m still in the thick of the competition at qb.

After all, if we would have had a better qb last year doesn’t common sense dictate that the guy would have played over me? If Jordan Jefferson had really been better all along to begin with then it seems to me that he would have been the starter and not me.

Having one good game against Tech doesn’t make this kid Jefferson an all american. We’ll find out just how good LSU fans think this one game wonder kid is when he comes to Athens.

GT where you'll learn how to run...for your life!!

August 19th, 2009
2:40 pm

Why are tech fans on here, this is a SEC topic not acc, Why are GT fans talking so much they went 9-4 last year and lost all of there defense, and why are they talking about one of the biggest staduims in the country i believe we have the 5th biggest on campus stadium in the country. What the hell does tech have?? You guys call that cracker jack box a staduim??? The flats huh?? The only thing thats gonna be flat is your D trying to stop are run!!!!!! I can’t wait to play you wimps in ATL
run all over you in your own house like we always do. Fla might be us this year but we’ll make sure we own you girls just like the old days then you’ll be hunting another coach and another lame offense. I’ll take one loss every seven years any day of the week especially when it’s only by 3 points
hahahahahahaahah!!!!! GATA GO DAWGS

EverGator

August 19th, 2009
2:42 pm

Demps, Rainey & Debose will generate enough speed in the spread to keep defenses on their heels,Receiver corps with Deonte Thompson,Hernandez and Cooper will have some holes to fill after Murphy, but will step it up when crunch time hits…. and with Tebow, anything is possible when you have all that speed and talent, especially with him running and passing even better this year=Undefeated in ‘09…

George Bush

August 19th, 2009
2:43 pm

Don’t bring me up anymore as a distraction for the disastrous job Obama is doing.

And while you’re at it we found 1,000 lbs of yellow cake uranium in Iraq in my last year in office. Yellow cake is used in the process of creating a nuclear bomb.

The reason most of you left wing idiots don’t realize this is that the story was reported in the AP and the newspaper media but in virtually every major paper it was buried in the very back pages and was only given 2 small paragraphs. This was big news but simply wasn’t reported as big news due to the obvious media bias against George Bush.

Now leave the dang politics alone for the day. This is a sports blog dangit!

GT where you'll learn how to run...for your life!!

August 19th, 2009
2:44 pm

Damn!, i just got mugged and raped on my way to school, i scroed some crack cocaine though now maybe i can get busy with this hooker outside of the staduim. YES!!!!!!! GO JACKETS YEAH
I LOVE THE TRIPLE OPTION!!!!!!! ESPECIALLY WITH THREE GUYS WOO HOO!!!!

GT where you'll learn how to run...for your life!!

August 19th, 2009
2:46 pm

I have a question why can’t we spend any money on are staduim?? OH yeah thats right no one comes to the games ouch sorry i guess everyonein atlanta is a BULLDOG BABY!!!!!!

Nate

August 19th, 2009
2:50 pm

Damn!, i just got mugged and raped on my way to school, i scroed some crack cocaine though now maybe i can get busy with this hooker outside of the staduim. YES!!!!!!! GO JACKETS YEAH
I LOVE THE TRIPLE OPTION!!!!!!! ESPECIALLY WITH THREE GUYS WOO HOO!!!!

Please man, just grow up. That has got to the most immature comment I’ve ever seen. Where is the AJC sensoring this stuff? I mean seriously, what is it going to take? Obviously, you are UGA fan and if so an embarassment to the university. Just shut up man. Go back to collecting your social security and leave the blog alone.

RxDawg

August 19th, 2009
2:51 pm

I gota agree about Harvin. In the SECG Florida’s offense was stagnant for the most part…until Harvin came in. It was not hard to tell a difference. ~12yrds per touch is hard to replace.

As far as who the Dawgs will miss as a team, I agree that Moreno > Stafford. At least for now.

Tide Rising

August 19th, 2009
2:54 pm

General,

The handler is the problem from what I’ve read. UT and Kiffin have nothing to do with it. The handler was also making money selling updates on Brown’s recruitment until the NCAA told him to stop it.

He may have been kicking back money to Brown or paying for his camp trips with this money.

Just another sordid example of some opportunist seeing a high profile football recruit as a meal ticket for making some coin.

In any event the worst case scenario is that Brown could be declared ineligible for 1-2 games is what they’re talking about. As you said though the biggest thing that could hurt UT is that the NCAA moves at its own glacial pace on these things and will take their own time in deciding if an infraction was committed and then what punishment is meted out.

Smarty

August 19th, 2009
2:57 pm

George Bush at 2:43 is an obvious imposter. He knows how to spell “nuclear”.

Cuz

August 19th, 2009
3:01 pm

Tide Rising, that handler should be tarred and feathered. Make him walk out of town. Riding a rail would be too good for him. Messing with a kid’s once in a lifetime opp for a few bucks is loathsome.

Forrest Dump

August 19th, 2009
3:04 pm

I like my yellow cake with Choclate frosting. And that is all I got to say about that.

Sheik Yerbouti

August 19th, 2009
3:06 pm

GT where you run… is a typical mangy loser. Any minute now, the librarian will run him off of the computer. Couldn’t find Athens or Atlanta on a map. Mother put cigarettes out on his face. Coach Richt heard about him and called to ask him to start pulling for Auburn or Florida.

gratefuldawghead

August 19th, 2009
3:22 pm

AltamahaDawg

August 19th, 2009
3:40 pm

I dont know if I have ever seen a player declared ineligble for a couple of game as a remedy for a violation before. Either he is eligible or he is not. If the school did something, (doesn’t sound like it) or an individual did something to benefit the school, with or without their knowledge, the punishment gets levied on the school, not the single player. If not, why would he be ineligible? What 2 games, and how does that square anything? I could see if he was declared NOT and then was able to get that restored after a couple of games.

Kim

August 19th, 2009
3:42 pm

“George Bush at least he did not lie to get his agenda across.”

Ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
My gods, I needed that. Crack head. How did you know if duhbya was lying? HIS LIPS WERE MOVING!!!!
WMD my a**

CharlotteGator

August 19th, 2009
3:51 pm

Sorry I know this is off topic, but has anyone seen/read this? I found the logic somewhat amusing.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/preview09/columns/story?columnist=schlabach_mark&id=4407308

My favorite part is…
‘I think the league is getting beat up a lot because we haven’t had a team go to the BCS Championship Game,’ Miami coach Randy Shannon said. ‘We always have somebody in the Orange Bowl, but never anybody in the [BCS] championship game.’”

I love it. Another way to say… “Our goal is to play in the game we automatically get invited to and then brag about that accomplishment. You’ve got to give us credit for the Orange Bowl”

Apparently, Coach Shannon wasn’t aware that…

“Until last season, when ACC champion Virginia Tech beat Big East champion Cincinnati 20-7 in the FedEx Orange Bowl, ACC teams hadn’t won a BCS bowl game since the 1999 season. ACC teams had lost in their previous eight BCS bowl game appearances, before the Hokies finally ended the drought last season.”

We can now return to our regularly scheduled programming….

Gordon

August 19th, 2009
3:52 pm

I hope come December that UGA fans are still talking about the size of their stadium and the “game day experience”. That’s always a good sign that things aren’t going as well on the field as they would like.

patrick

August 19th, 2009
3:53 pm

no weapons of mass destruction? Well, how did Saddam kill those hundred thousand kurds in the north? With a knife? No moron its called gas. A WMD

patrick

August 19th, 2009
3:55 pm

you had to have it to use it Kim. He used it on thousands of his own people or was that another supposed lie?

George Bush

August 19th, 2009
4:00 pm

Kim,

Was Bill Clinton lying when he stated in a 1998 speech that Iraq posed a threat because of WMDs?

Was John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, other democratic leaders also lying in the early 2000s when they also stated Iraq had WMDs. Just trying to see if you’re rational or at all consistent.

Were the British, French, German, Israeli, Russian, and American intelligence services all lying when they said they believed Iraq had WMDs? Or could it be they were just plain wrong?

When we saw all those horrific pics and video of Kurdish towns that had been gassed with sarin and mustard gas in the mid 90s were all those videos also lying? In the one town were 20,000 dead bodies lying in the streets lying? Or was it a group of republicans that just made up all those videos of bodies that had been gassed to death in one gigantic Hollywood type production?

Simpletons like yourself never cease to absolutely astound me. Keep drinking that kool aid Kim. Oh wait. Look at that. In the 5 minutes it took me to write this post Obama just added another couple billion to the national deficit. Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RammerJammer

August 19th, 2009
4:03 pm

How did those black jerseys work out for ya’ll last year? Souljah Boys!

Topp Dogg

August 19th, 2009
4:03 pm

Auburn will miss T TUBERVILLE asTENN will miss P FULMER,hide and watch!

Tim Tebow

August 19th, 2009
4:06 pm

TampaGator

August 19th, 2009
4:36 pm

Florida mauled FSU without Harvin and they beat Bama without him as well. Florida will miss Harvin, but they also became too dependent on him during games he did play in during the season. This year, I feel, Florida will have a much more balanced offense where several different players make major contributions during a game, not just one. Therefore, I think they will end up having a better, not worse, offense this year. And it will not be all Tim Tebow this year, either. John Brantley is going to make a name for himself this year in a similar way that Tebow made a name for himself in 2006. Brantley will just do it with his arm, not his legs like Tebow did that year. It is getting closer to kick off. I can smell it.

Tide Rising

August 19th, 2009
4:38 pm

1) Knowshown will be missed but UGA has a stellar, veteran O-line similar to the kind of line Bama had last year. I think 1 or 2 of their tailbacks step it up behind this line and UGA probably will go 7-1 in conference this year. Dogs look powerful not just on Oline but also on the front 7 on D, especially the 2 D tackles. So although I’m favoring Florida in the east I’m not writing off the dogs just yet.

2) Andre Smith- There will be a dropoff between him and James Carpenter who replaces him. But while Carpenter won’t be an Outland trophy winner this guy was a juco all america tackle and he is absolutely has all conference potential. he’s 6′5, 305 and its a lean, muscular 305. I hate losing Andre but I’m excited about this guy.

3) Peria Jerry- In my opinion he was the single best D tackle in America last year BY FAR! He truly was unblockable one on one and he manhandled our all american center Antoine Caldwell the last couple years. I’m a Falcons fan so I was ecstatic when we got him. This guy has all pro written all over him. Ole Miss will certainly miss him but they have probably the best D-line in America even without him. Greg Hardy at d end is a one man wrecking crew. 2 years ago he went against Andre most of the game and had something like 12 tackles, 4 of them for losses and also 2 or 3 sacks. He was incredible.

If Jerrell Powe comes close to his potential coming out of high school as a 5 star recruit and the top D tackle in the country then Ole Miss will still be really tough up front. I think they will have a tougher time replacing Oher ( replacement is a converted tight end or freshman Bobby Massie) then Jerry.

4) The D end for Kentucky was huge and on a team like UK that is not real deep this is a huge blow.

5) Percy Harvin- This guy is unreal and he will be missed by UF. However, its sick how much freaking speed Florida still has. They still have at least 6 guys who run a sub 4.4 forty including backs, receivers like Chris Rainey, Jeff Demps, Debose,etc. just to name a few. Slight dropoff but even then Gators will still be explosive.

Toot of the Whistle

August 19th, 2009
4:53 pm

Jasper Sanks will always be missed.

Alfred Neuman IV,Summa Cum Laude,UGA'90

August 19th, 2009
4:55 pm

We had a great game plan against Tech but we didn’t execute (or adjust)!

dawgstephen

August 19th, 2009
4:57 pm

Tony,

That is a very good piece you wrote. UGA will miss knowshon. This year I think it is harvin and Smith that are missed most though. We saw what ONE missing left tackle meant in the bowl game didnt we bama….wow and to think UGA lost their top 2 LINEMAN last year, then their best D-Tackle, the fullback, the tight end, 3 linebackers, and when all was said and done a TOTAL of 20 players were lost. Guess what?? the fullback is the only one from that list that is gone, sooooo that means the depth who played as freshman are back and so are the injured ones.. SO MANY that we took one of those linebackers and moved him to Defensive end….. A deeper dawg, and a healthier dawg, a meaner dawg. Go dawgs.

http://www.dawgstephen.blogspot.com

Brent

August 19th, 2009
5:01 pm

Andre Smith was on offense, genius. Geez.

Big Dawg

August 19th, 2009
5:09 pm

Good article Tony,

Yes all five of these guys will be missed because they had that big play potential or could take over at their positions and had the “IT” factor. Moreno when he was in the game more times than not turned negative yardage plays into positive plays. He also had that knack of making defenders miss and his enthusiasm was infectious. Harvin in my opinion is in a class by himself, like Herschal and Bo Jackson, game changers and made guys around them better as well. Andre Smith at Alabama what can I say as we saw what happened in the Sugar Bowl and IMHO that says it all about just how good he really was. Peria at Ole Miss was a force to be reckoned with because he tied up 2 to 3 blockers on every down. Jarmon at Kentucky seemed to get stronger as the game progressed which is a sign of strength and determination.

Of these five players IMHO Moreno will be missed the most, Florida has a truly special player in Tebow coming back and if he stays healthy I expect that he just might win a second Heisman. Alabama has been loading up on very good OL the last couple of years and I expect that one of them will be able to step in and replace Smith and OL should get better as the year goes along. As for Ole Miss they have some pretty good players to replace Pereia. And Kentucky has some pretty talented DL coming back as well.

Go Dawgs

Voice Of Reason

August 19th, 2009
5:18 pm

LAST SEASON is in the books! Otherwise I would talk about the 7 straight UGA victories over GT. Let’s all shut up until our teams play again. GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!

SthrnSrvy

August 19th, 2009
5:20 pm

Good post Tony, it’s odd though, all of the players you listed were underclassmen, except Jerry. These big schools pull in all the talent, and thats all it is…talent. The NFL is a magnet, and these schools are simply a spring board. Has the NFL adopted the new cap for the upcoming draft?

shane#1

August 19th, 2009
5:24 pm

Tide Rising, good post! Knowshon will be missed. They are planning to use three guys to take his place. Smith will be missed also, UGA found the value of an all SEC OT last year when Sturdivant went down. Ditto for Ole Miss, they may have a hot shot DE, but it takes good play from the DTs to free up the ends. Harvin was a once in a lifetime player, like Knowshon. The other guys may have the speed, but how many are as strong as Harvin? For my fifth place, I have to chose Stafford, Cox should be okay if he plays within himself, but I don’t see him putting up Staff’s numbers.

SthrnSrvy

August 19th, 2009
5:30 pm

Shane#1……..I agree, Cox will NOT put up the same numbers, but nobody expects him to. UGA faithful should feel gooooood to have a 5th year Senior behind center. He will make the alumni and fans very proud!

Duluth Gator

August 19th, 2009
6:41 pm

Dan, How about the SEC Championship vs. Alabama, Harvin did not even dress for that one.

mike t

August 19th, 2009
7:03 pm

They might have beat GA but what was the score against my struggling Tigers in the No-name bowl. Got to win in the lime lite to be considered a contender.

Jury

August 19th, 2009
7:08 pm

The biggest surprises to me (Bama faithful) were Glen Coffee and Rashad Johnson at Alabama, both now secure in the NFL. Inasmuch as both were surprises, I think I’ll miss them more than I’ll miss someone who performed to expectations. The team will miss Andre Smith. I will miss Coffee and Shad.

This is a difficult list. Could easily have been eight or ten names on there. I am glad not to see John Parker Wilson or Matthew Stafford. Glad to have watched both. Next.

real topic tomorrow

August 19th, 2009
7:53 pm

where Tony will discuss how real Southern Fired Football is played in the Always Competitive Conference!

joe

August 19th, 2009
8:13 pm

I think the dawg fans who don’t think we’ll miss a beat at QB with Joe Cox are in for a rude awakening. He isn’t even on the same planet as Stafford and doesn’t have the arm to stretch the field and keep defenses honest even a little. Nor does he have the size, strength, and physical ability of Stafford. We’re going to have to play small ball all year long, because our QB doesn’t have many big plays in him.

Let’s just hope he’s mistake free. But Stafford will be missed the most. You can replace a great RB. Much harder to do with a QB, especially one who has no playing experience aside from a few snaps in 2 games 3 years ago.

Jim morrison

August 19th, 2009
8:49 pm

Hey WTF,

You must be in love with your idol Tebow since you always mention him like he is gay or something?

Gators Rule again!

Enough Said!

NeNe's Greg's boss

August 19th, 2009
9:00 pm

Fun Fact Dawg Fan’s 1990-2008 Georgia vs. Florida

Florida- 16 wins
Georgia- 3 wins

kd4uga

August 19th, 2009
9:47 pm

I’m sick of reading about Stafford and Moreno. Maybe in a couple of weeks there will be more to write about than yesterday’s players.

SugarHillDawg

August 19th, 2009
9:54 pm

m. the only beginning is going to be your numerous arrests at the men’s bathrooms at Hartsfield. Live it up while you can Sweet Meat!!

percey harvin

August 19th, 2009
10:03 pm

go gaduh, go jakus

FSUTiger

August 19th, 2009
11:30 pm

Tony

Your Peria Jerry logic is definitely flawed…New coaches, including Tracy Rocker made a huge difference. With Rocker now at Auburn, there will most certainly be a drop off, but I doubt most of it can be attributed to the absense of Jerry.

bowman

August 20th, 2009
12:16 am

Tony:

It’s time to get off the sofa and visit Oxford, Miss., to find out what’s really happening with the Rebels. Shamefully, you, posing as Mr. College football, are clueless. “I haven’t bought into the Ole Miss hype,” as you and your (former) AJC colleagues continue to write, is getting old because you don’t know where Ole Miss is strong or weak. Peria was an All-America and a first-round NFL draft pick, yet Ole Miss has three players who will fill in well in his absence with two vastly improved DEs; it may be the SEC’s best defensive line. The play who will be missed most is Michael Oher, another All-America and first-round draft pick, at left OT. You would know that if you’d been to Oxford. You wouldn’t if you simply pulled together some meaningless stats comparing the Ed Orgeron staff’s results to the Houston Nutt staff’s. You can do better, and you know it.

bowman
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terrell

August 20th, 2009
9:25 am

ole miss had center cris spencer go in the first round in 2004 to the seahawks where he starts. we will miss both peria and oher, but peria will be replaced by 325lb former 5 star no.1 dt in 2005 jerrell powe. oher will be replaced by 5star prep star 6′8” 345 mountain bobbie massie. ole miss will be 12-0 in the regular season. with a trip to atlanta to play 12-0 florida and it will be more hyped up than the florida-ut game

ReBill

August 20th, 2009
12:42 pm

M.Oher will be missed the most at ole miss…hands down.

ReBill

August 20th, 2009
12:51 pm

terrell, I,ve been telling my naysayer friends the same thing… OLE MISS(12-0)vs.FLORIDA(12-0) in Atlanta. Tebow…stuffed again. Lord, please let it happen.

ReBill

August 20th, 2009
1:15 pm

terrell……….I’ve been telling my naysayer friends the same thing…..(1)FLORIDA vs. (2)OLE MISS in Atlanta. TEBOW…stuffed again. Lord, please let it happen.

Football Expert

August 20th, 2009
1:38 pm

Lou said it best:

“I just realized that 30 years is a veryyyyyyy long time. Reagan had not started his Presidency, Berlin Wall was intact, Soviet Union was intact, Chipper Jones was 7, No internet, Nobody knew Bill Clinton,Sadat was alive, A-Rod was 2,The ONLY Bush anyone cared about was the War Hero Bush, No ESPN, Was there a CNN??. Man!!!! 30 years is a very long time for an “elite” football program to go without even playing–let alone winning–for a National Championship. Shouldn’t it be about time??”

Well, last year was the time for sure. But again disappointment and embarassment. Why can’t UGA win the big one?

Macon

August 21st, 2009
8:44 am

More than anyone, dawgs will miss Reggie Ball.