Georgia must get better play at quarterback

 

Happy Labor Day to everybody! A lot happened on this first weekend of college football. So what did we learn?

 

1. Georgia must get better play at quarterback.  It would be foolish to lay Georgia’s 24-10 loss at Oklahoma State at the feet of senior quarterback Joe Cox. It was a team loss if there ever was one. The kid was sick and deserves the benefit of the doubt. But here is the reality of playing in the SEC. The defensive coordinators around the league are going to look at that video tape. They will see Georgia’s first possession and how the Bulldogs just blew Oklahoma State off the ball. Then they will see the adjustments Oklahoma State made to put the pressure on the quarterback. At most SEC schools, if the defensive coordinator does not want you to run the ball, it is going to be difficult to run the ball. Ellis Johnson of South Carolina is one of the best defensive coordinators in college football. And trust me when I tell you that South Carolina’s defense is better than Oklahoma State’s. Somebody—Joe Cox, Logan Gray, somebody-is going to have to throw the ball down the field with consistency and find No. 8 (A.J. Green). Green is the best football player on the field. He has to get more touches.

 

2. The Sam Bradford injury changes a lot. Bradford suffered a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder during Saturday night’s 14-13 loss to BYU. He was scheduled to have an MRI on Sunday to determine the real extent of the damage.  He might get back for the Texas game on Oct. 17. Suddenly the national championship race, the Heisman Trophy race, and the Texas-OU game look completely different now. Now BYU (1-0) has to be in the national championship mix. The Cougars have Florida State, TCU, Air Force, and Utah at home. If BYU goes 12-0 against that schedule, they are going to be in the mix for the BCS national championship. And after such a ruckus was raised because undefeated Utah didn’t get a chance to play for the title last season, it might be hard for the voters to keep the Cougars out. Just keep it in mind.

 

3. We’ll find out about Tennessee this week. If I’m a Tennessee fan, I’m encouraged by the 63-7 win over Western Kentucky. It’s not just the final score that was impressive. It was the array of weapons that Tennessee showed on both offense and defense. We understand that Western Kentucky is not very good, but when Jonathan Crompton completes 21 of 28 for five touchdowns-after throwing only four TD passes all of last season-you have to be encouraged. With two running backs over 100 yards and 380 total yards of rushing, there is reason to be optimistic. We’ll learn a lot more about the Volunteers on Saturday when UCLA comes to town. The Bruins, who opened with a 33-14 win over San Diego State, are better than a year ago. But I will say this: The Tennessee-Florida game on Sept. 19 looks a little different right now.

 

4. It was not a good weekend for the ACC. Virginia Tech is really good. But the loss to Alabama was a bitter one for the ACC.  For three quarters Virginia Tech played toe-to-toe with Alabama. The Hokies were just as fast and hit just as hard. And quarterback Tyrod Taylor was playing pretty well. But Alabama just wore Virginia Tech down and dominated the fourth quarter to win 34-24. The ACC really, really, wanted this with win. The league certainly has balance because it sent 10 teams to bowls last season. But Virginia Tech, which was ranked No. 7, was probably the ACC’s best shot at a BCS championship contender. A lot can happen. Maybe Georgia Tech or Florida State plays their way into the discussion. But I think the ACC’s national championship hopes probably ended Saturday night at the Georgia Dome. FYI: Don’t be surprised if Virginia Tech wins the rest of its games if it can find a way to win at Georgia Tech on Oct. 17. With losses to Richmond (by Duke), William & Mary (by Virgnia), Baylor (by Wake Forest), California (by Maryland), South Carolina (by N.C. State), and to Alabama (by Virginia Tech) it was not a good weekend for the ACC.

 

5. Georgia Tech has a lot of weapons. They really do. Everybody knows about Jonathan Dwyer. Everybody knows about Josh Nesbitt and WR Bay-Bay Thomas. But you throw in Anthony Allen (26 yard TD catch), Jerrard Talent (68-yard punt return), Morgan Burnette (11th career interception) and you’ve still just scratched the surface on the guys who can make a difference. It’s going to be interesting to see how Clemson’s defense, with new coordinator Kevin Steele, tries to account for all of these weapons.

 

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354 comments Add your comment

UGA_2001

September 7th, 2009
6:14 am

The Dawgs will be back. Believe that, Teck.

In regards to the article, I really hope someone beats BYU and Bosie St. Non-BCS conference teams simply do not play tough enough schedules to be in the BCS title discussion. They should be relegated to the Liberty Bowl to play the 6th place SEC team- if they are undefeated.

The schedule they play in their respective conferences would be akin to UGA joining C-USA. Who cares if they win a big OOC because they are not challenged weekly by the schedule. It is not fair to BCS conf programs who play much tougher slates.

zino

September 7th, 2009
6:18 am

It’s hard to stretch the field when you don’t have the arm, and it’s hard to find AJ open when you don’t have the time.

#2 BAMA FAN

September 7th, 2009
6:19 am

If Bama’s special teams had played better than the game with the hokies would have been like the Clemson game last year in Atlanta a blowout!! BYU beating the sooners is crazy to believe, but any
thing is possible. Hope the seminoles plays light outs tonight against the hurricanes and maybe Bobby Bowden will retire with a great team playing in a major bowl game at the end of the season!!
ROLL TIDE!!

Chuck

September 7th, 2009
6:28 am

Don’t forget Roddy Jones and Derrick Morgan, and maybe the Coop as well

g

September 7th, 2009
6:46 am

bama whipped vt in the stats worse than they did clemson last year. VT was very fortunate to be in that game.

Saint Simons

September 7th, 2009
6:47 am

((((( 24 10 ))))) hahahahahahahaha

m

September 7th, 2009
6:55 am

The ACC will be just fine. They lost to South Carolina and Alabama last year in the first week of the season and still beat the sec 6 out of 10 in the regular season. The ACC will still beat the sec 4 out of 7 this year.

Besides, the sec didn’t look like they were all that anyway. Georgia got shut down by one of those big 12 defenses…Virginia Tech played alabammer toe to toe, South Carolina looked like the worst team that ever won a game….and the rest of the sec played patsies that couldn’t beat a high school game. So I wouldn’t beat my chest just yet.

Tony, you are plain stupid to rule out the ACC. Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Clemson, FSU, and others may be in the mix as well as anyone. Just because you BSBCS writers think you know everything in the first week of the season. Let me let you in on something…you don’t know…and you are stupid for thinking you know. Let the games decide the matter…not your IDIOTIC opinion.

And you left out Roddy Jones in Tech’s formidable offense. He is the one who averaged 16 yards a carry against that sec defense over at the cesspool in Athens.

Tech got 500 yards of offense and won by 20 over a RANKED FCS team…and Paul Johnson still wasn’t happy. He knows TECH is loaded and when they play their best they can and they will beat anybody…and anyone that doesn’t believe it now is going to be very surprised…especially you fool dawgs living in the past.

Reminder…Thanks to God and Greyhound, chan gomer gailey is gone forever…you dawgs are really going to miss him.

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

Steve Spurrier

September 7th, 2009
6:56 am

0-2. Hee hee.

god and greyhound

September 7th, 2009
6:58 am

Wait, but weren’t all the mutt fans saying that they didn’t need cox to be any good, that they were so loaded with talent that he merely needed to manage games? Wasn’t uog simply going to reload and win the national championship like UT after Peyton left? Didn’t they have the best O-Line in the country, as well as all these superstar freshmen that were all going to be the next AJ Green at their respective positions??

An ugly, pathetic effort by a group of overhyped knuckleheads against a very average OSU team. There are mutt fans who are trying to puff OSU up as a “top 5″ team now that they’ve dominated mighty uog. OSU will prove over the course of the season to be another 8-4/9-3 type squad that can’t beat the best teams in its league.

As for uog? 6-6, loss to TULSA in the independence bowl

god and greyhound

September 7th, 2009
7:04 am

Oh, and LMFAO at the mutt fans that, in the days leading up to the game, were offering comparisons between Richard Samuel, and YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHO.

I guess the first thing he can do towards attaining this vaunted status is to break a tackle.

Da Coach

September 7th, 2009
7:16 am

As a Penn State graduate, I have no allegiance to either UGA or Tech. Outside looking in, my humble opinion is that UGA is in a world of trouble while Tech seems poised to make another national splash this year. Although you can’t compare the quality of the oppponents on Saturday, objectivity suggests there is no doubt Tech is the program headed in the right direction.

Alpharetta Dawg

September 7th, 2009
7:36 am

M & Greyhound the idiots!!!

Your right the the SEC is not very good…BTW what was the score the last time Yeck played an SEC team????? Oh yeah I think you lost by 4 TOUCHDOWNS!!!!! Yeck fans are really pumped up about beating JACKSONVILLE STATE (WO their starting QB) 37-17???? Are you kidding me???? Keep running your mouth because like almost every year we will shut it up in your high school stadium come Novemeber!!!!

RomeDawg

September 7th, 2009
7:39 am

It wouldn’t bother me if BYU got a chance to play for the NC if they go undefeated. They have done what you should do which is schedule some tough teams. Utah schedules no one out of conference and then gets pissed when they’re left out. Even their coach had them ranked #6 for the coaches poll before the bowl games. As far as the dawgs, look for them to make some adjustments. We will be ok. And Tech has taken the Utah way to a NC. Play know one out of conference that’s tough and win a WEAK conference. They looked great against Alabama High School.

#2 BAMA FAN

September 7th, 2009
7:41 am

god and greyhound and m, yellow fuzz who is funny and all the other crazy tech fans your team has not played anybody yet!! The hokies will beat you and the seminoles would beat you this year, so wait till you play somebody in the top 20. Bama’s defense would kick the dog crap out of tech if they played this year just like LSU did last year!! ROLL TIDE!!

Vincecomeback

September 7th, 2009
7:52 am

I’m sick of the Dawg Nation covering up and playing patty cake with this coaching staff. Mark Richt, you’re the Marion Campbell of college football. It’s pathetic we have the presitgious University of Georgia yet we don’t eveve have the best college head coach in the state of GA!

Michael Adams…do what it takes right now to hire Coach Paul Johnson. I don’t really care if Tech paid him 2.5 million a year. We can give him 4 million. Send Coach Richt back to FSU.

Atticus

September 7th, 2009
7:56 am

Tony, the QB needs a REAL offense, not a high school facsimile. That was a plain vanilla I have seen from Bobo. No motion, one or two wildcat plays, hardly any TE plays. You gotta move AJ all over and get him in mismatches. You are only as good as your assistants and in the SEC they better be elite (which means eventually they get HC offers—GA’s will not) and they aren’t believe me.

blackwatchdefense

September 7th, 2009
7:56 am

vincecomeback,

you’re an idiot. i agree johnson is the best coach in the state…but you’re crazy as hell thinking he’d leave to go to uga(g)

FloridaMike

September 7th, 2009
8:06 am

Tony – I agree with your take on UGA this weekend, but I still believe as bad as we played on offense on Sat., the pitiful ref calls cost us 14 points and I don’t care what anyone says, bad calls turn the momentum almost every time.

CharlotteGator

September 7th, 2009
8:07 am

Quarterback play clearly wasn’t what you need in a game like that, but I think the biggest problem I saw during the game was erratic play by the O-line and UGA getting away from what worked. Sturdivant going down for the year again was a real heartbreaker. He seems like a good kid and probably worked really hard to get back on the field for that game. Not to mention the shuffle it causes on the O-line (Vance seemed to do fine though). The first drive obviously was what everyone expected, but afterwards it was disheartening as I was pulling for the Dogs. OSU adjusted and moved men into the box to take away the run, and it seemed like Bobo didn’t have creative ways to move the ball through the air. And how did they forget about AJ Green? The ‘pro-style’ offense definitely needs to be expanded and some more threats have to develop on offense. A couple of plays on offense really hurt (i.e. the drop by Charles, a couple of Cox over/under throws). Defensively I thought UGA played fairly well. Only thing I had an issue with was moving to a soft zone on some crucial plays that ended up really costing them. Both of Dez’s touchdowns were against soft cover 2’s. It’s asking a lot for a safety to go from a dead squat/stop to keeping up with a quality receiver running a good route at full speed. I thought Miller and Boykins did a good job on what I think is a pretty overrated receiver and no one else seemed to be hurting them down field. I would have liked to see Bryant pressed the entire game as the corners matched him physically just fine. Overall the defense played well and I think will be just fine, there were just a few question marks. I thought Jeff Owens would have a bigger impact. Also, I didn’t see much of Owens and Geno Atkins on the field at the same time. Any UGA fans know why? Was something up w/ one or both of them?

nuetral observer

September 7th, 2009
8:07 am

Richts loyalty will be his downfall, ala Fulmer. Could be a tough year if the dawg don’t bounce back vs USC. I bet Marlon Brown is 2nd guessing his choice after being buried on the bench and seeing a frosh lead the Vols in recieving, could have been you Marlon,

PT

September 7th, 2009
8:19 am

Look, yes UGA lost a game sat to a true top 10 team. OSU is without a doubt a top 10 team this year and probably have a legit shot in the big 12. There Defense has stepped up. UGA ’s offense is going to take several weeks to find itself. That is nothing new to most football people. If you thought UGA was going to hang 30 plus you do not know the game. This season goes in 2 directions. It goes either like 06 where we broke in a fresh QB and struggle the first half or it goes like 07 where we really pick it up a notch. Either way what you will see is improvement. Know team in college football fiels a title type team every year. What Florida has is special right now and in 2010 they will drop back. Its inevitable. To say that Georgias program is going in another direction is absolutly absurd and you dont know the game if you think other wise. We should be fielding a team with a legit SEC title shot about every 3rd yr and I believe we do.

CharlotteGator

September 7th, 2009
8:20 am

Not sure ACC fans should be beating their chests this week. The loss to William and Mary by an admittedly poor UVA squad really hurts. VaTech, put up a good fight, but still lost which was the conference’s best shot at making a statement. Wake Forest didn’t help matters either. Tech seems like the conferences only hope at a BCS title shot and it’ll take some good bounces for that to happen. If the ACC fans are honest, they know UNC, Miami, and FSU aren’t legitimate title contenders.

That said the SEC doesn’t have much more to brag about either. Obviously UGA didn’t perform like they wanted to. USCe got the W, but winning that game was like being the valedicatorian of summer school. LSU got all they wanted from Washington which really surprised me as I thought they could make a statement with that game. I know it was a rivalry game and the first game of the season, but Ole Miss didn’t look great. Even my Gators had a few kinks in the armor. Not all the starters played, but for the 3 drives the 1st team D got, CSU moved the ball more than I’d like to see. Similar to last year, we played that bend but don’t break style defense which only works if you make plays at crucial times. Not sure lightning can strike twice in a row. All the talk over the summer was of becoming a dominant defense that tried to get three and outs, and if I’m honest, I just didn’t see that. Next week’s game against Troy will be a stiffer test and hopefully bring a better performance out of the Gators. Not that they played bad or anything, but we out-athleted Charleston Southern, which to me is not the same as outplaying them. Next week’s UT vs. UCLA game is big as well. Hopefully UT can get the win, but for selfish reasons, I hope they come back to earth and have to open up the playbook and show their hand. They’re an unknown quantity right now and I’d like to see a little more from them so the Gators have an idea of what’s coming down to FL on Sept. 19th.

TechBuzz

September 7th, 2009
8:23 am

Georgia’s in for another mediocre season and a minor bowl, sponsored by some lawn tool or rental car company. How did a program like Georgia end up with Joe Cox as a starting QB? His arm may be weaker than mine! Ga Tech is the best team in the ACC and will be in the BCS—mark it down!

Striker

September 7th, 2009
8:33 am

The problem with giving Joe Cox the benefit of the doubt is that it completely ignores the fact that in the G Day game, he looked pretty much the same as he did Saturday. If you go back to his debacle of a start against Ole Miss you see the same things. You see a seriously weak arm, you see problems with accuracy, you see his slow release, you see him staring down receivers, etc.

Now unless this is a 3 year case of the flu, you have to come to the conclusion that a lot of what we saw Saturday was pure Joe Cox. Cox isn’t going to last long against South Carolina if he shows up with the same lollipop throws that just hang in the air. Unless he shows better arm strength and accuracy than he’s ever shown in his life, South Carolina’s going to sell out against the run, force Cox to throw, and then pick off the floaters he calls passes.

Dawgie Fan

September 7th, 2009
8:43 am

Hey UGA-2001: Mountain West deserves a BCS bid just as much as the Big Ten and Big East do. Quick, when is the last big win for a Big Ten or Big East team on the national stage? Yeah, I can’t think of one either. Meanwhile, the Mountain West can claim Utah over Bama (Sugar Bowl) and BYU over Oklahoma. And don’t blame the Bradford injury, as the game was only 10-7 at halftime, and Bradford played the whole half. Plus, the MWC has three teams in the Top 25. The Big East has ZERO. It’s about time to allow everyone the equal chance of playing for a championship.

CATlanta

September 7th, 2009
8:45 am

First of all…

Dawg Fans,

You guys need to chill out. You played a talented team on the road for your opener (unlike many other schools that open with FCS schools, mid majors, etc). OSU had more weapons on offense than UGA, plain and simple. I don’t think that you can replace Stafford, Moreno, and Massaquoi and not have some sort of drop off. The offense definitely has some issues, but I have no doubt that most of that will be straightened out between now and when the evil genius comes to town next week. Your defense played very well against an offensive unit that has a lot of firepower and has been hyped up all of last year and this preseason. However, at least give your guys another week to see how things shake out before you throw your team and coaches under the bus and the season out the window.

As far as the article is concerned, here is my two cents worth…

1. See above. Yes the dawgs need more consistent QB play. I am interested to see if it was 1st game jitters combined with “flu like symptoms” or if we now know why Cox has been a back up for his entire collegiate career up until this point. I think Cox will settle down next week and have a much better showing having had one game under his belt.

2. Oklahoma needs to get a back up plan established and soon. Bradford was not only the center of the entire offense, but a leader of the entire team. The only reason BYU won that game was because of the Bradford injury. We’ll know more about them (BYU) as the season progresses and especially after FSU comes to town. And you thought UGA had quarterback issues…

3. WKU just made the jump to FBS (or whatever it is now) status a few years ago. They were supposed to get obliterated and did get obliterated against UT. No doubt Lane and the Vols wanted to send a message in their opener. However, we’ll see how they stack up against UCLA this week. I think that once UT plays a few teams that will actually hit them in the mouth the whole game we’ll see what they really have.

4. The ACC is in trouble in my opinion. If FSU or Miami doesn’t step up, this might be another ho-hum year for the conference. Somebody in the ACC needs to get it together and quick if you want to be held in the same regards as the big boy conferences. I think UNC might make some noise this year along with (obviously) VT and GT, but outside of that…nothing too spectacular.

5. GT has weapons, but lets see how they do against Clemson. I listened to the radio broadcast of the GT game on Saturday and it seemed to have an uninspired performance. Tech never really put the game away the way they should have, especially with the way Tech was turning the ball over. Not sure of CPJ was keeping a a few things up his sleeve until next week or not. My guess is yes.

Ramblin Rick

September 7th, 2009
8:45 am

Tony.. no mention of how the refs “stole” the win from UGA? C’mon… the mutts would of won 48-24 if the refs hadn’t stole it from them!

UGAy 2009 CHAMPS!!! undefeated sick them.

24-10

Fleischman in Chattanooga

September 7th, 2009
8:46 am

JOE COX FOR HEISMAN!

Suches Dawg

September 7th, 2009
8:49 am

I will never understand why Logan Gray did not get more playing time. Regardless of why Cox struggled , Bobo & company should have tried something different after the first drive. It seems as if the opposition makes all the adjustments during the game, not UGA. I wouldn’t throw Cox under the bus just yet , but if his problems continue vs USC, we will see if CMR can cast aside loyalty and make the tough call to pull Cox. Speaking of tough calls, can anyone explain why we still have our Not-So-Special Coach Fabris still making us miserable ?

Things probably are not as bad as they seem at this point , at least I hope not. Two questionable calls may have cost us 14 points vs OSU , but then this sounds like excuses from a marginal team , and I do not believe this is us. No time to panic , just to toughen up , make adjustments on the fly and trust the staff to use the considerable talent available.

Brad in Jasper

September 7th, 2009
8:52 am

Nice observations CGator. To the rest – I wouldn’t get too up or down right now based on week one, esp. with the poor quality of opponent most played on opening day.

I won’t make excuses for UGA, no doubt improvement and adjustments will have to be made. I am encouraged by the D showing overlooking the lost INT chances, and a little anxious about the O’s chances against a formidable SC D this week. Would like to see a little more of the WildDawg and Logan Gray, although I still believe Cox is our best option for now. Let’s hope OSU truly is that good.

I usually don’t respond to ribbing from the rivals, but TechBuzz – you may be right about UGA this year. However, I think it a bit premature for GT to look nose-down on the lower rung of bowls based on the last few years and last years showing in the esteemed upper tier Chik-Fil-A bowl. Get to, and win – a few of the big bowls and then bang on your chest all you like.

Toe Meets Leather

September 7th, 2009
8:59 am

gatordowneast

September 7th, 2009
9:03 am

Cox is undoubtedly a great kid and fine leader. And he may have been sick. But he wasn’t accurate and does not have much mobility. And if the Mutts O-line is not a strength (and losing Sturdivant is another hit), look for Logan Gray to have some packages installed for USC.

Or SEC D coordinators will double Green and load the box.

Ga Got Hosed!

September 7th, 2009
9:04 am

The dawgs got totally hosed by the refs in that game! There were a bunch of terrible calls that caused the loss. Richt needs to file a protest with the league to stop this from happening all the time. Playing at home this week, the dawgs should get more calls and beat south carolina–which isn’t any good anyway.

tj

September 7th, 2009
9:06 am

the ref cost us that game
if a safety can’t hit a player trying to make a catch over the middle we should start playing two hand touch

Eric

September 7th, 2009
9:09 am

Issue 1 and 2, WGAS!. Issue 3, yeah, yeah, yeah. Issue 4, Va Tech sucks. Issue 5, they’re comin’ after you dogs.
The worst part of the weekend: Va Tech sucks and Ole Miss could be the real deal.
WDE !!!

Tide4u2c

September 7th, 2009
9:12 am

I was pulling for the Dawgs but they just did not put up the fight I thought they would.Sure Oklahoma St has talent but so do the Bulldogs if you look at recruiting. That was a bad call by the ref on that hit IMO. This is football not pattycake.I knew Oklahoma St could win this game but I pulled for the Dawgs anyway.

Miles

September 7th, 2009
9:13 am

Georgia played horribly…we won’t see the Sooners in the national championship…UT will beat the Bruins, but they’ll get crushed by Florida…the ACC’s debut was awful…Georgia Tech should remain tough…

Where have you gone jim Bob Cooter ?

September 7th, 2009
9:14 am

Wow ! Great first weekend.

The facts:

1) Georgia has a really good O-line ,a middling defense and a quarterback that should play in the Ohio Valley Conference.Pups had better find a way to get the ball to playmakers or it will be a long autumn in Athens.A loss to the roosters this weekend sets up the possibility of a 1-4 start (Arizona State only has about 4 on the two deep that could start for GA),and the old grads will be restless.

2) Sam Bradford was the engine of a potent Sooner attack. OU is finding out why superstars make plays ,but depth wins conference titles.The next 3 weeks should be layups (Idaho State,Tulsa and Open) ,but we will see tonight if the boomers need to worry about Miami on October 3rd.

3) Tennessee hasn’t played anybody yet. The Vols scout team could give the two deep a better game than WKU did on Saturday. The ‘Toppers looked like 11 red and silver traffic cones trying to stop the Vols running game.Jonathan crompton is still an unknown commodity as far as I can see.

4)The ACC is not there yet. Good conferences line up and win against FBS AND FCS teams (Don’t forget that Duke laid an egg against 1-AA Richmond). For the University of Virginia (85 scholarships) to lose to William and Mary (63 scholarships) is pathetic.Al Groh had better familiarize himself with the local franchise for Two Men and a Truck.The Cavvies may not taste victory until Halloween (Duke).

5) Tech has really changed. Coach Paul Johnson did not spend the post game kissing his players butt. It was an uninspired performance and he didn’t try to sugarcoat it.Clemson presents a much bigger challenge next wee. we will know more about this tam and its potential after Saturday.

GatorMan

September 7th, 2009
9:17 am

Tech fans are not living in the real world; Vtech will demolish you. As far as firing Mark Richt and hiring Paul Johnson, it would be a great thing for the rest of the SEC but not for Georgia. Mr. puffed face needs to stay in the ACC.

tim

September 7th, 2009
9:17 am

typical excuses from you sorry ass puppies.Face it girls your team is just average

tjg

September 7th, 2009
9:21 am

I heard all my Dawg fan neighbors bemoaning Cox’s “weak arm” and Samuel’s “easily knocked off his feet” running. Hey – you have had a couple of years of watching Stafford and Moreno! This team has average players at those positions, not bad ones. However…
Offensive play calling was horrible! Where was the play action,the motion, the run one play to set up another? Why not run that skinny post again and again to AJ? Missed assignments, missed blocks, uncreative scheming = no offense against a weak defense.
Also – why in the world does UGA have al its starters running up and down the field on punts and kick-offs? Why was opening second half kick off run back? Please look at who was on the field on that play! And who was in the locker room getting IVs? Good lord, Curren and Jones did not eve start the second half! I am baffled

Dennis

September 7th, 2009
9:23 am

My favorite call of the weekend, “Samuel trips over the 34 yard line and goes down” Come on guys, take off the sun glasses and look in the mirror. You will see fat old ugly barking drunk rednecks at the biggest mutual admiration society meeting in the world. The year 1980 was a long time ago.

Vincecomeback

September 7th, 2009
9:25 am

GatorMan

You’re an idiot. Paul Johnson is head and shoulders a better coach than CMR. You’re delusional to think otherwise, and not a real bright guy when it comes to football. In fact Urban Meyer runs a very similar type offense to Johnsons. Just shows you Florida fans are spoiled and dont know what you have.

collegeballfan

September 7th, 2009
9:25 am

Last week I predicted that UGA would line & run the ball down OSU’s throats, that folks out that way just did not play any defense.
Boy was I wrong.

In the same comment I said that FSU would win big over UM tonight.

If I am wrong again, I just might need to get in the rocking chair.

Saint Simons

September 7th, 2009
9:25 am

I wonder if we will get rings for our big win this weekend?

Vincecomeback

September 7th, 2009
9:26 am

Michael Adams-

Give CPJ 5 million for 8 years to come to UGA, now!!!!!

we had a great gameplan, but.....

September 7th, 2009
9:28 am

attention georgia idiots and tony barnhart.

Anyone who thinks joe cox was a world beater at QB is crazy. We have to come out and play ball control, punch them in the mouth football in order to win. Everyone who has a brain knows that is what we need to do this year to win.

Yes, SEC DC’s are going to line up to stop us from running….so what do we do, cry uncle and go to the bench or man up and play them?

But, instead, we slip on the lace panties and start throwing the ball like a freaking run and shoot team 80s. We are starting to look like the Galen Hall coached Gators with Wayne Peace at QB. I for one am getting tired of this feminization of georgia football that has been instituted by our beloved CMR and staff. They should be coaching in the lingere league.

Bobo says, “I should have spread the field.” Hello….you were averaging 4.7 yards a carry with your #1 running back. You should have given it to him more.

Mike Bobo/CMR have proven that they cannot take advantage of the talent that they have on the field. They have an idealized game plan and that’s what they stick to. They do not innovate.

Even Ray Goff knew when he lost eric zeier that he had to line up and run the ball. These guys opt for balance instead of doing what it takes to win.

We have a team 90 miles away that really dosen’t care what you do, they are going to run no matter what.

At least our D-Backs were laying the wood on people.

TDone

September 7th, 2009
9:29 am

It is a big week for both Tech and Georgia, against teams from South Carolina. I was not aware that JSU was ranked in the FCS. Tech could have put at least three more TDs on the board, but fumbled three times and had at least three dropped passes, one of which would have gone for a touchdown assuredly. In addition, JSU played their starters to the end, while Tech substituted freely, especially at the end. Last year when Tech played JSU, it had something to prove. This year when Tech play JSU, it was to get ready for Clemson on Thursday night.

As for UGA, I thought their defense played well, but OSU did not impress me either on offense. I don’t know if UGA’s offense was that bad, but something is missing. I do have one question of the Muttland Nation, how does it feel to lose to a team that has a stadium that is smaller than Tech’s?

As for the ACC, two bottom feeder teams lost to the class of the FCS. I am not worried. Maryland got drove by a top-tier team. Baylor has become good and as for VT, Alabama is good.

thrash223

September 7th, 2009
9:29 am

Now UGAy knows what it feels like to have a star WR and no one to get him them ball.

Tech fans have been there done that.

Richt is not stupid, he is also very loyal. There is a reason Cox is the starting QB. Unless he gets hurt he will play all season. Next year will be a new starter again. By the time the mutts find a real SEC QB and get him enough game reps to be good, Green will be in the draft.

dbc

September 7th, 2009
9:31 am

Unfortunately it’s like we’ve already had all these conversations last year. Richt and company will make the necessary adjustments. No. The play calling will get better. No. Special teams will improve. No. We have to force more turnovers. No. We can’t afford crucial penalties at the wrong times, and we’ll fix it. No. We’re really close. No. We have to play with more fire and intensity. No.

CMR says all the right things, but it doesn’t translate onto the field. This will be another year where Richt force feeds this vanilla offense down our throats. It didn’t look particularly great with Stafford and Moreno, and it will be far worse this year. All the other things mentioned above. Ditto. The D might be a little better, but if you can’t score any points, you’re dead. The point of all this is: UGA’s got the talent, but the coaches are the problem. When was the last time a Georgia team put together a complete game with offense, defense and special teams? Hard for me to remember.

John

September 7th, 2009
9:32 am

M,
At least, when the SEC schedules patsies its lets play the patsy. The ACC lost to two 1AA and Baylor. The biggest win for the ACC was over MTSU. Since when is 498 to 155 in total offense playing toe to toe. VT was lucky to be in the game in the half. I thought at least you GT guys were good with numbers.

Sloan

September 7th, 2009
9:32 am

While Joe Cox didn’t play very well, the primary blame for the loss to Okie State falls at the feet of Mike Bobo. He scripted an opening drive that utilized our power running game which resulted in an easy touchdown. After that we looked like we were trying to run some form of run and shoot with Cox dinking and dunking the ball on 1st and 2nd down. Pitiful job by the offensive coordinator.

hop

September 7th, 2009
9:34 am

tony uses coach speak phrases that have little bearing on any game results.
georgia offense was slowed down because the georgia offensive line did not dominate the line of scrimmage and the receivers did not run good routes except for green.

tony, stop listening to color commenators who do not have a glue ,if they did the y would be on the field coaching.

the problem is not joe cox is you stated mr. college football,but the above!
please tony give us a break!

Lars

September 7th, 2009
9:35 am

The big 10 looked pretty weak as usual.

Bill

September 7th, 2009
9:38 am

WKU has over 50 freshmen and redshirt freshmen on the roster.;The score was 0-0 after the first quarter.

Most significantly Kiffin played his starters into the 4th quarter.

TampaGator

September 7th, 2009
9:39 am

Charlotte Gator…Florida’s defense played to not let Charlston score a TD. The never blitzed them. They never change up defenses. They played straight up. You did not see the defensive packages that Troy will see on Saturday. Even Troy will not see everything that Tennessee will see. Plus, Janoris Jenkins at CB and Dustin Doe at LB were suspended. They will be back next week. Cunningham at DE and Hicks at LB were hurt or not game ready and did not play. They will next week. The first team played one quarter. And the 3rd team played like the first team, and the 2nd and 3rd units played most of the game. The score of the Charleston game could have been 150-0 if the Gators had wanted to play full steam with the first unit for most of the game. Charleston was nothing more than a glorified high school year playing the best team in the nation. I would not worry to much about that game, my friend. I would worry about Deonte Thompson and Brandon James dropping almost every pass thrown to them. The Gators have an issue at the WR postion other than Riley Cooper and Aaron Hernandez. It could be come a big issue as the year goes on unless someone steps up in the coming weeks.

Gen Neyland

September 7th, 2009
9:40 am

The rally’n cry for the anti-Kiffin crowd now is wait till the big boys come a-knocking. I’d say the odds are in your favor, but not with UCLA. CLK’s background at USC will not allow it…

Red Elephants : Good show against VT. Game reminded me of a Frazier-Ali fight for 3 quarters.

Bullydawgs : Can sympathize with your frustration on a few calls in a real head-banger ballgame. Happens to us all. Take away the bad calls and there were only 99 other plays that could have altered the outcome…3 turnovers didn’t help either.

Re GT : Wait till the big boys come a-knocking. Oh, sorry. That’s an anti-Kiffin line.

Atlanta Gator

September 7th, 2009
9:46 am

Comments in response to Tony —-

(1) No kidding: Mark Richt must get better quarterback play if he wants UGA to finish better than 7-5. Question is, does Richt get it from a healthy Joe Cox or a young and relatively inexperienced Logan Gray? Time to shake it off and get ready for the Evil Genius’ South Carolina, which has its own set of offensive challenges.

(2) Sam Bradford’s shoulder sprain has two immediate impacts: First, Bradford is most likely out of the Heisman race. Second, Oklahoma is probably out of the hunt for another BCS title bid. Tough break for a good kid.

(3) Tennessee’s win over Western Kentucky is somewhat more meaningful than Florida’s win over Charleston Southern. The Volunteers are in their first season under a new coach, and have experienced problems generating a consistent offense for at least the two previous seasons. There remain big questions about Crompton as quarterback, but a win is always better than a loss, and a big win, even if it comes against a weak opponent is a confidence booster. The Vols now get two real challenges: the UCLA Bruins in Knoxville and the Gators in Gainesville. No time to crow about beating the Hilltoppers.

(4) Sorry, but I’m not sure how good Virginia Tech really is. I watched the game while I was working on the computer, with the ESPN gamecast on the internet and the TV on in the other room. Frankly, the Hokies looked a lot better on TV than they did statistically. Watching the game unfold play by play on the ESPN gamecast emphasized just how badly the Hokies matched up against Alabama; the Tide outgained the Hokies by 498 to 155 yards. If not for a 98-yard return for a touchdown by the Hokies combined with an uncharacteristic fumble and interception by the Tide, the result very easily could have been a 24-point margin rather than a 10-point margin.

(5) Sorry, but I did not watch any of the Georgia Tech-Jacksonville State game. Like the Florida-Charleston Southern game, it was not worthy of three and a half hours of my life. I’ll tune in Thursday when the Yellow Jackets play Clemson in a game that may determine the season for both.

PTC DAWG

September 7th, 2009
9:46 am

The GT fans on here are HIGHlarious…remind me again of who GT played?

That said, Tony’s headline is big DUH to me…we looked bad at QB, reminded me a lot of the JoeT3 days.

Spike

September 7th, 2009
9:47 am

Not much good to comment on. The Dogs just seem to lack the killer instinct. That is, when they get up on a team like OSU, they rarely seem to crank it up to put the game away and take all hope away from the other team. We had very poor special teams play, dropped passes, missed pic opportunties, we left the run game to early and on and on. We need to get pissed off and go for the jugular.

coach smith

September 7th, 2009
9:52 am

Everyone is looking AT THE FIRST GAME against a top 10 team on the road and thinking that everything is going to happen the same way in every game!

Good grief! Does anybody realize that football is about making changes, adjustments, AND PROGRESSING!

The DAWGS WILL BE BETTER IN THE LONG RUN FOR PLAYING THAT GAME!

They will progress and still go 10-2/9-3

Carl Spackler

September 7th, 2009
9:57 am

Perhaps the coaches should have adapted their offensive scheme to their choice of QB…I don’t think Cox can make the reads quickly enough to go w/ a Pro Style set…CMR/Bobo had a whole year to put in a spread/opition type to meet Cox’s abilities…this round peg, square hole mind set is asking above and beyond what Cox can deliver…if they want to stay w/ Cox, then put him at least 5 yds back and give him more time to read the “D”…no turning your back to the line of scrimmage, everything is in front of you, and you take what they give you…surely, there are enough plays run out of the “shotgun” in that enormous playbook to give Cox a chance to succeed, and then maybe you can keep the “D” off balance by running plays out of the pro-style setup every now and then…guess we’ll see how good the coaching staff really are if they deceide to stick w/ Cox…hey, look what they’re doing for Tebow at Fl w/ Meyer inserting some pro-style plays to showcase any of Tebow’s ability to take snaps under center…it’s called coaching, not inserting the round peg into the square hole…BTW; take a look who is one of the projected pro-style QB’s coming out of H.S….I’ll give you a hint; he came back from a broken leg and gutted it out to lead his team to a State Championship…here’s the link..
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/preps/football/2009-02-03-quaterback-two-step_N.htm

Harry Dawg 73

September 7th, 2009
9:57 am

This season is in the tank. UGA will possibly win 5 to 6 games. They are rudderless with Joe Cox, they have a mediocre running game and the O line is down on thmesleves because their crippled leader TS is gone. Life is that way, Dawgs. Suck it up !!

We have no safeties and D Jones continues to be COMPLETELY out of the action unless he cheap shots a player in the most in opportune time. # 9 for UGA needs to sit down.

I say go with youth and play Logan Gray and Aaron Murray NOW,as they SUPPOSEDLY ARE the future. Our recruiting apparently, isn’t nning out either. Every year we are told that “we need one more year to mature” like they all were saying on Bull Dog Brunch of WSB radio Sunday afternoon. YOu could hear the resigantion in the voices of Kevin Butler and Jeff Dantzler. Foks, a loss to SC on Saturday night and the money alums will be howling.
It is gonna get ugly like it did in 77-79, when Dooley heard these same LOUD BOOS. That is how 1980-82 developed ………………..PRESSURE TO WIN was brought to bare.

This is a bad, bad, bad year and I have pulled for UGA since 1959.

CLass of 73

Hey Dogtards

September 7th, 2009
9:59 am

Amazing how the ACC can not have a good weekend based on the performances of its cellar teams (Duke, uva, wake (who should have a down year with all its defensive losses from last year), nc state, and maryland).

That’s like basing a week of sec play on how vandy, msu, kentucky, south carolina, and auburn/arkansas do.

The strength of the conference largely remains to be seen. VT held their own with alabama for the most part, even after losing their best offensive player for the season (and those of you who say the stats indicate it was more of a blowout than the scoreboard, that’s moronic. Beamer ball relies on special teams play. They practice special teams to the point where they can do things like take returns to the house consistently. Just because vt gets a lot of their yards there as opposed to rushing or passing doesn’t make them not count). Bama a large portion of its yards in the 4th when is systematically wore vt down. Definitely the better team, but beating a team by 10 based on 4th quarter play does not make a blowout.

Realistically, the comparative strengths of ACC v. SEC will remain the same this year. SEC will have more top 10 teams and teams that are capable of winning a national championship. ACC will have more competitive teams that are good but not great. See the SEC’s 1-6 records against ACC opponents when not counting Florida or Alabama. Fact is, the SEC is a 2-4 team conference every year, its just that those teams are usually really good. Playing msu and kentucky this year won’t be much different than playing duke and virginia and I’d much rather square up against auburn or arkansas than miami or fsu.

Anyways, ACC will shake out with both Techs, UNC, FSU, Miami, and Clemson as the better teams. BC is a wildcard but I don’t think they will crack the top 6. Wake seems to miss its nfl bound players and its offensive line looks like it has a few holes. NC State won’t be better than the 8th or 9th best team in the league with that offense. Duke could surprise this year and beat the teams while playing others close. I bet they win 3 conference games this year under Cutcliffe. Maryland seems to lack any intensity at all and its finally al groh’s time to be fired after a long season in virginia.

With losses to Richmond (by Duke), William & Mary (by Virgnia), Baylor (by Wake Forest), California (by Maryland), South Carolina (by N.C. State), and to Alabama (by Virginia Tech) it was not a good weekend for the ACC.

where is staff when you need him?

September 7th, 2009
10:00 am

so which is best? Playing a patsy and making evaluations on many players. Or playing a ranked team and come home scratching your head? You guys bragged about your “tuff” schedule; now live with it!

uGa, second best team in the State of Georgia!

Tide4u2c

September 7th, 2009
10:02 am

Before the Alabama/Virginia Tech game I almost predicted the game. I predicted Bama 31 Virginia Tech 17.The final score was Bama 34 Virginia Tech 24. I said Virginia Tech would probably score one offensive touchdown,one special teams touchdown and a field goal I also added they might score another field goal too, well it was a touchdown instead of a field goal making it 24.I guess I was a field goal(Bama) and a touchdown(Virginia Tech) away from predicting the score.Yeah I know close does’nt count.

Rick

September 7th, 2009
10:03 am

I think that Richts time at UGA is running out. His talent and wins are decreasing.

I am not impressed with the assistant coaches either. Joe Cox is a good kid but not a SEC QB. Can’t someone on the staff figure that out?

I saw the spring game an Logan Gray was impressive.Play him. The is a 7-5 6-6 team which after an almost a 10 year coaching stint doesn’t say much for Mark Richt.

Time for a change all the way up to the athletic Director.

George P

September 7th, 2009
10:08 am

You’re right, RomeDawg. Instead of stacking the out of conference schedule with SEC teams (Tech plays three this year), they should find teams from a good conference, like the Big 12. Oh, right, they play Kansas next year. Also in the years ahead are Alabama, Auburn, and South Carolina. Ole Miss would be on the schedule next year if they hadn’t bought out the contract.

At least Georgia isn’t playing teams like Louisiana-Lafayette, Colorado, Louisville, Coastal Carolina, and New Mexico State the next two years. Oh, wait. yes they are.

4tix4dogs4cokes

September 7th, 2009
10:08 am

‘m’ & ‘god and greyhound’ are one and the same. What is sad is that he takes the time to post under 2 different pseudonyms so that he can project that there are legions of GT faithful who care about CFB and are passionate about their crappy program and half empty facility.
‘Vincecomeback’ = is a poser GT troll and anyone who seriously believes that this is a GA fan lobbying for the firing of CMR and the hiring of CPJ has the emotional and intellectual capacity of a lobotomized 6 year old. Nice try big guy, you have us all fooled. You are so crafty and original with your trickery.

Dawgs73

September 7th, 2009
10:08 am

How in the He!! can any realistic UGA fan say that “UGA will be fine”? The lack of preparation and discipline is the sign of another poorly coached team that will be LUCKY to win 7 games this year. We were supposed to be strong on the o-line and we score 10 points against the 93rd ranked defense last year. I can’t believe that OSU’s defense got SO much better in one offseason. The UGA staff had 7 + months to prepare for OSU (with plent of tape on this team and same players) and this was the best they could do??? I am saying it now because there has been plenty of evidence to support my theory, this coaching staff as currently constituted is NOT GOOD ENOUGH to make a difference and or run at a NC. If they were, they MUST/would excell when they do not have SUPERSTARS on the sideline and coach this team up…when has that ever occurred?

Comin' Down The Track

September 7th, 2009
10:10 am

Two questions, Tony:

1) The Dawgs threw everything at OSU but the kitchen sink on their first drive of the game and then went back to the same old sprint draw/wide receiver screen/dump off over the middle predictable mess as last year. What was that all about? Obviously, the first drive, although scripted, was extremely effective. What happened?

2) I am a fan of Joe Cox, but was he feeling the effects of illness or is he just not as qualified as were all hoping, praying and wishing for?

BAMA STAN

September 7th, 2009
10:18 am

12 NATIONAL TITLES – 12 SEC TITLES!!!

As I stated last spring and over the summer:

SEC WEST – will be done between LSU and Bama. Bama was prepared for the season – LSU is talented – but still out of sync a bit defensively. Season way too young to be bold – but BAMA is on track.

FUNNY how it took BAMA only two seasons under Nick Saban to pass UGA as a program – Richt peaked in 2005 – teams since then very inconsistent.

2. UGA – I was scolded by WTF?? and others when mentioned that I thought that 2009 UGA could be 6-6 to potentially win 9 games. 6-6 may be an overstatement.

Same old UGA:
– Stupid penalties and critical moments (punt returns – not the clean hit by #9 Jones – UGA got hosed on that call).
– Special Teams – specifically kick-offs burned UGA yet again.
– Mediocre coaching. Offense was not prepared – horrible job by Bobo and staff. This was OSU folks!!!! UGA on a medicore year should beat OSU’s best.

UGA revised prdictions:

SC – UGA wins
ARK – Hogs win
AZ STATE – UGA wins
LSU – LSU wins
TN – TN wins
Vandy – UGA wins
Florida – UF wins in a serious – serious thumping
TN Tech – UGA wins
Auburn – 50/50
KY – UGA wins
GT – GT wins big

This team is moving backwards – and is a mid pack SEC team. Your own worst enemy is yourself and your coaching. Not impressive at all and UGA deserves ZERO repsect. In college football – as BAMA knows this extremely well with our recent history – it is what have you done for me lately – and if you are not hot – you are forgotton. UGA is forgotton – and I say 6 -6.

ROLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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benadawg

September 7th, 2009
10:19 am

I am like most other dog fans, i live and die with every play. Too bad The players and coaches arent that enthused…i watched the rerun yesterday and Samuel had some good runs but too inconsistent…I swear i can motivate a team better than we have ever with CMR..WTF is wrong with screaming at refs when they Blow calls….CMR probably tells them he will say a prayer for them…i was impressed with some ferocious hits from our defense…if CMR doesn’t challenge the forward spotting of the ball then his red flag will never be dirty…by the way all you negative tech fans will get yours..you always do, even the last so called title you had was not recognized by the entire football world so i say 1990 Nat’l Champs were the Colorado Buffaloes….sting on that lil bees…

TommyGator

September 7th, 2009
10:20 am

m,

Any argument of ACC supremacy over the SEC looks particularly foolish this week. Just for your own credibility, you should save it for a more opportune time.

D.Ellis

September 7th, 2009
10:20 am

Tony-coupe of questions that might sound dumb but maybe you will answer:

1. Why doesn’t Richt go back to calling offense? Gives Bobo more time to adjust his style and implement it in certain games or at certain times.

2. Was that first series just for show?????? Scripted????? or what….because we didn’t see any of it the rest of the game.

3. Sorry Tony 3 questions hahahaha-If UGA goes 2-2 in their next 4 games putting them at 2-3 on the season……Why take your lumps with a Senior QB? Do you switch and take your lumps with Murray?????? I think so.
TIME TO HUNKER DOWN DAWGS AND DAWG FANS….HUGE GAME THIS AGAINST SC!!!

Let’s get the SEC schedule going with a W

coach smith

September 7th, 2009
10:22 am

I could understand some of the Freaking out IF Georgia had lost to an unranked mid-level team at home BUT…….They lost a tough game on the road to a team that will be #6 this week!

did any of you see Georgia’s defense shut down one the top offenses in the country?

How in the world is SC and some of the others going to score on UGA?

DAWGS improve each week and still go 10-2/9-3

TommyGator

September 7th, 2009
10:30 am

As far as UGA this season? Let me preface this by saying I was rooting for a SEC win in this game.

BUT….Based solely on what I saw this weekend, UGA has only ONE SURE WIN left on it’s schedule. Dogs O was pathetic against a Big 12 D. That’s not to say that Okie State may not be a LOT better than we now think, or that UGA’s O cannot improve. If QB play does NOT improve, it will be a VERY long season for the puppies.

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September 7th, 2009
10:31 am

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HH

September 7th, 2009
10:35 am

To all forlorn UGA fans:

Willie and Bobo aren’t up to it. Everybody knows that. To continue harping on that would be like flogging a dead horse—a complete waste of time. As I said before the OkieState game, the only one to blame is Richt. Everybody knows that too. So, unless Coach “Overpaid” suffers an “epiphany on the way to Damascus” OR unless Adams decides its about time to put the heat on, ain’t knothing going to change.

The only thing that will sppeed up events will be if UGA loses about 5 or 6 games with one or two Florida or Alabama type loses like last year, then things might start to get interesting.

Tide4u2c

September 7th, 2009
10:36 am

I hear the rumblings from Dawg fans about starting Joe Cox but he was the backup QB behind Stafford. Why start Logan Grey? It is easy to second guess the coaches decision but it makes sense why they started Joe Cox.The problem I seen with the Dawgs is they just don’t seem to have a killer type instinct, they are talented and play sound football but without killer instinct.When you lineup to play Alabama you might win but you are going to have to fight and earn it,Bama will not go down without a fight.Even in the Utah game Bama was gaining on them late in the game without an O-line.

Not Disappointed!

September 7th, 2009
10:48 am

I do believe Paul Johnson is sending his team a message. I belive the Jackets will be prepared for the Clemson! It should be a better game.

Ramblin Wreck!

Mambo

September 7th, 2009
10:50 am

I know that Joe Cox was sick, but he’s not the guy. The sooner Mark Richt puts a clipboard back in his hands the better. The coaches lost this game.

murfdawg

September 7th, 2009
11:00 am

OKST is a top 10 team and they will be there at the end of the season. UGA is not a top 10. How come Chavis at LSU is the worlds greatest defensive coach and he gives up 23 to a team that has lost their last 15 games and Young at OKST is chopped liver because because he played against a “weak arm” qb? UGA probably will not see a better defense until they play fl.

How many bonehead plays will Rashad Jones make before WM pulls him off the field? He has terrible hands, and has NEVER wrapped up on a tackle. He cost us 2 tds against GT last year with his “bump” style, and yes the official was correct in makeing the call. I wonder if Jones had wrapped up the receiver, if the official would have thrown the flag?

This is going to be a disgusting week listening/reading about how great Mr. Mediocrity is at USC. That’s right Tony! he is a mediocre coach with a mediocre team. A one eyed grandma in a wheel chair could coach fl with the talent he had.(Well, maybe Ray Goof couldn’t).

Bama looked like the Bama of old. Wearing down the opposition and pounding them in the 4th qtr. Does Vegas have a line on a game after three qtrs?

Phil

September 7th, 2009
11:01 am

I agree Mambo, Cox was not the guy, at least on Saturday. I know he was sick, can’t fault him for that. But Richt should have went to Logan Gray or Aaron Murray. Cox was lucky he didn’t have 5 interceptions. His passes were consistently off, his timing was not good and he made bad decisions like running out of bounds and taking a loss when he could have thrown the ball away.

I put this one more on Richt than I do Cox. We will know more about Cox after this week but I’m worried Cox may not be the guy we want.

bamabone

September 7th, 2009
11:01 am

‘Bama about as solid as i figured they’d be – Ro McClain should have his a z z benched for a few games for pushing a ref – but the dawgs have plenty of reasons to worry.
(1) O line wasn’t nearly as good as predicted. With the loss of a great LT, this could be a real problem.
(2) Running game wasn’t anything special. And this against a Big 12 defense designed specifically to stop spread passing offenses. Woe unto UGA when they line up against a power SEC defense.
(3) Receivers weren’t good. AJ was okay, but no #2 or tight ends mean big trouble when teams start bracketing / AJ on every down.
(4) Quarterback issues. Look, i understand that everyone gets a mulligan once in a while. UGA doesn’t have time to wait for Joe to settle down and display some leadership. Replace him already and get on with finding someone who can rally the troops.

UGA has athletes and a good enough coaching staff to get past this weak effort they put up in Stillwater. Man up and get the season back on track!

Alabama looks pretty darned good – it’s great to be a ‘Bama fan! RTR!!!!!

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Phil

September 7th, 2009
11:09 am

murfdawg,
Speaking of bonehead plays, how many did Branden Smith have? I wanted to kick him through the TV. Jumping on his own guy when they could have downed the ball and at the 2 yard line, and ended up knocking the ball in the end zone. Then running the kickoff 7-8 yards deep out of the end azone and not even making it back to the 20. He did that more than once. They need to coach this kid up.

unemployed

September 7th, 2009
11:11 am

The Dog’s need to protect the quarterback better. The O-line cannot allow Cox to get hit and be under constant pressure. The Cox fumble was the key turnover last Saturday, the dogs had managed to overcome the other mistakes and turnovers.

Johnny Test

September 7th, 2009
11:31 am

Ok, fair weather DAWG fans before you commit sepaku let’s put things in perspective. Is Oklahoma State good or mediocre? They are a senior laden team with three of the best skill players on offense in the nation. This was the biggest game in the history of their program. Their defense is better than last year. I say they are pretty darn good and when we look back on this it won’t look as bad. Folks who say they are average didn’t play them they played 1AA schools.

Now how about us? Lots of young players, Braden Smith for one, playing for the first time ever and making some mistakes. Dropped passes, fumbles, mistakes that come from inexperience; Didn’t look like a vetern team because it isn’t.Cox can and will play better. The defense played good. There was no pressure on the QB because we were only rushing three folks in passing situations. They stacked the line to stop the run and we did not adjust effectively. South Carolina will do the same thing so Bobo has to do a better job.

Weather you like it or not this is a young inexperienced team in many key positions. But we will get better. We will beat South Carolina. That’s all we need to focus on right now.

Gdawg 82

September 7th, 2009
11:36 am

If I’m Green, I transfer immediately. Richt seems intent on subjecting us to another Joe T disaster. He has been watching Cox for 5 years and he must’ve known what we all know now and that is that Cox is a marginal talent at best.

If Cox was sick on Sat and played the whole game, it means we have no other viable option at QB. This is not Joe Cox fault. It is Richt’s fault for putting the program in this awful position again.

Rather than holding us all hostage for a Joe Cox farewell tour (and the 5 or 6 losses that will come with it), start Murray-he is the future. Only then it be worthwile to sit through the weekly beatings that are sure to come.

Richt has become Bobby Cox and/or Phil Fulmer. His staff is substandard and he doesn’t have near the same mindset that the guys hoisting the crystal footballs have.

We were a disappointent with Stafford and Moreno and an utter diaster without them. This is a program going backwards in a hurry. We are back to the Goff/Donnan standard-great recruiting classes-lose every big game we play. Talent can’t compensate for lackluster coaching.

Carl Spackler

September 7th, 2009
11:38 am

Here’s something to think about…say they deceide to stick w/ Cox and somehow he stumbles through the year…guess what, more of the same coming next year…if CMR/Bobo didn’t give Cox/Gray any playing time in mop of duties the past few years, or at least giving some meaninful reps under center for experience sake, then you you better get ready with more execuses, because 20010 is already starting to look like 2009 in the making…are CMR/Bobo so poor at evaluating talent that they can’t see that Cox wasn’t the man, or have they been treating this just as a rebuilding year all along and we’ll start to see some new faces after the 3rd game this year…awful early in the year to be throwing in the towel, but if a big change isn’t made this week, then there’s always 2011…forget about 2010 because you’re going to see more of the same next year…turn the car keys over to Gray or Murray, and if one of them aren’t the answer well, maybe Met will be “coached up” to being a college level QB by that time…Met just looks lost, but he’s no dummy and being in a stable scheme for a year or so should pay off in his favor…BTW, I love when DB’s lite up a receiver; I think it should be a part of the game plan to wack someone so hard on a down and out or an across the middle type of play to set the tone and having that player looking over his shoulders, also it cuts a few inches off their arm lengths (aligator arms)…

Smyrna Man

September 7th, 2009
11:41 am

For all you Dawg fans Barking about how CMR “Stole’ the top WR in Tenn… Check the stats… Marlon Brown didnt even see the field while a freshman WR from Paris, TN (who decommitted from UF on signing day and commited to the Vols) named Marsalis Teague lead the Vols in receiving. 6 rec, 86 yards and a TD Ouch… Grandma?? What were you thinking. Oh BTW, Kiffin already has 2 “Marlon Browns” verballed to us for ‘10 signing day. Trust me dawg fans, CMR’s Rule #7 “Ask God for Help”, will be rule #1 come Oct 10th in Knoxville. Remember 07 in Knoxville? 28-0 at the Half.

gman

September 7th, 2009
11:42 am

Bama fans: Enough with the lectures. You have a great coaching staff. We do not. A MNC or SECC is not in the future for UGA with the current group of cluless, 2nd rate coaches. Good god, they really thought Joe Cox was an SEC QB-pathetic!

Enjoy another run at the title. We will be sitting back in awe and envy.

BAMMER

September 7th, 2009
11:45 am

What game were you Va Tech/ACC apologist watching Saturday night?

Va Tech did not go toe-to-toe with Bama. Without silly penalties by Bama the game would have been a blowout. And, instead of running out the clock in the 4th quarter, Bama could have scored another touchdown and won by 17.

UGA fans, it’s not the end of the world. It was just one (non-conference) game. This week’s game is much more important for you guys.

Mort

September 7th, 2009
11:46 am

I wonder if Georgia’s fans are really the panicky, unappreciative, know-it-all, blowhard jackholes as portrayed on the AJC blogs, or if these posts are really from Tech folks seeking to make their rivals look like mental midgets.

If it’s the former, God help UGA, because its fans belong in padded rooms. If it’s the latter, well played, and carry on.

jumbeauxtiger

September 7th, 2009
11:48 am

There were some passes dropped but Cox was a disappointment. I wasn’t impressed with him when I watched the spring game. He’s gonna have to turn things around or it could be a long season. We found out last season what happens when you have poor QB play.

I was impressed with Bama and they look like the team to beat in the West.

LSU played lethargically on defense. I’m hoping it was because of the long trip and the time difference. The offense was very conservative and has to play better as well.

UT was impressive and they may be better than predicted. With upcoming games with UCLA and Florida, we will find out soon.

Geaux Tigers
Go SEC

Dog Days

September 7th, 2009
11:49 am

Let Richt do whatever the hell he wants. Play Cox the whole season and let the Tiatanic sink-it’s the only way we are going to get the chhnages in Athens that are so badly needed.

UGA has become a stale program. The coaching is unbeliveably lackluster. These coaches know no matter how badly the perform, they will all get raises and bonuses at years end.

Richt was perfectly happy with what he saw on Sat-his only observation was a Bobby Cox-like “turnovers were the difference”.

Typical UGA fan

September 7th, 2009
11:53 am

All is lost. Not only is this season doomed, but UGA will never win a game until Aaron Murray’s great, great, great grandson becomes the head coach. Every SEC school but us has won a national championship in the past two seasons. We haven’t won a game since Vince Dooley retired. It’s all Willie Martinez’ fault. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!

Then, a win over South Carolina.

We’re on a roll now! Joe Cox just needed to work the kinks out, he’s another D.J. Shockley. Oklahoma State IS a really good team, you know. We probably won’t lose again until after Zach Mettenberger’s senior season. Martinez, your D played ONE good game, don’t be getting too comfortable.

What a pack of idiots.

Not Disappointed!

September 7th, 2009
11:57 am

<—————— Ga Tech fan here!

I was pulling for Va Tech against Bama and the lost. They should’ve lost. Bama is Back baby! They are the Shiznick!!!! (I can spell it they way Snop Dogg pronouces) They are really back! They were fun to watch! They maybe the only team to handle Florida.

It was a good game.

Ramblin Wreck!

chemdawg

September 7th, 2009
11:58 am

I think some people are reading too much into the opening game of the season. Cox looked fine on the scripted drives, so I’d have to imagine the play calling was suspect at other times. When he was asked to throw the ball downfield he hit receivers in the hands. A pro-style offense takes a few games to get going especially when you have new starters at the skill positions, but Bobo should have adapted. Secondly, Tennessee/Tech fans seem ready to annoint themselves king of football after what? Wins against Jacksonville State and Western Kentucky. I’m sure Marlon Brown’s dream was to catch 6 balls against Western Kentucky…

BAMMER

September 7th, 2009
11:59 am

Do we have to play out the season or can we just play Florida for the SEC championship this weekend?

Artie

September 7th, 2009
11:59 am

Where are all the UGA trash-talkers now?!?! I recall there being predictions of a blowout because Okie State has never beaten a quality team (like UGA). Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Gonna be a loooooooong year with Cox at the QB!!!

bamabone

September 7th, 2009
12:01 pm

no more lectures: GO DAWGS!!!

BAMMER

September 7th, 2009
12:03 pm

Artie,

Let me know when you find them. I’m looking for the fans who said UGA would be better without “selfish” Stafford and “grandstanding” Moreno. Stafford and Morena are probably haven’t stopped laughing since halftime of the game.

Mikey

September 7th, 2009
12:04 pm

Are we still doing the pop up kickoffs?
We kicked off what – 3 times Sat and all 3 were around the 10 yard line.
I saw a lot of other kickers this weekend and most all of them went into the end zone. WTF ?

Worried Dawg

September 7th, 2009
12:08 pm

How much longer will Richt go with Cox at QB before making a change? Cox doesn’t look like he has what it takes to win big games. Plus, I thought UGA’s oline was supposed to be the best in the SEC this year. They looked average. I’m worried about the big games ahead, but not South Carolina—Ga can beat them with little problem. Their offense is terrible.

BAMMER

September 7th, 2009
12:08 pm

Mark Ingram, Bama RB, has been named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week. RTR!

I’m sure the Va Tech kick returner will be named the ACC special teams player of the week.

Alabama Jack

September 7th, 2009
12:09 pm

It is interesting how the Oklahoma State Cowboys converted so many dawg fans into Alabama supporters, Saturday night. If you want to watch college football, watch the ACC. If you want to watch pro football watch the AFC, NFC or SEC. They are all the same.

Seymore Hiney

September 7th, 2009
12:09 pm

SLOE Cox! Why does he spell his own name wrong??

dan

September 7th, 2009
12:13 pm

chemdawg,

I agree. People seem to forget that Oklahoma State WAS ranked ahead of UGA this year for the reasons that everyone is talking about. We have the weapons, they just haven’t had time to gel yet. Fans that were predicting 10-2 were basing that prediction off past history. They were comparing this team to the 2005 team with Shockley which really wasn’t an accurate comparison. That team in 2005 had 13 seniors on it and much better talent on defense. Shockley also got way more repetitions than Cox did. People forget that Cox hasn’t played in many games the past 2 years. Cox has some improvement to do for sure, but his receivers need to catch passes and the O’Line needs to do a better job passing blocking. I really thought Joe Cox does well in the shot gun/no huddle formation, which allows him to get rid of the ball quickly. He’s just not that great as a drop back passer. And for the record, Bobo is a terrible coordinator. He’s been under the radar the last couple years because he’s had the talent and because a lot of the focus has been on Willie. But I don’t have a lot of confidence in his play calling ability. If the Dawgs start off the season 0-3, Richt needs to take over the play calling duties again.

BAMMER

September 7th, 2009
12:27 pm

I wish we could open every season in the CFA Kickoff against the defending ACC champion–great exposure, easy win!

BAMMER

September 7th, 2009
12:32 pm

Just last week, UGA’s fans were saying this team would be better than last year’s and they would surprise everyone, including the Gators. After on loss, everyone wants to fire Richt (who, just last week, was tauted as one of the best coaches in the nation).

Stay classy, UGA fans.

I’m signing off, about to watch the Bama game again. RTR!

Big Chief

September 7th, 2009
12:32 pm

“We stunk! We SUCKED! We couldn’t throw it! We couldn’t run it (or simply didn’t)! We didn’t do DIDDLY POOO!!” We NEED this win over South Carolina.

SEC

September 7th, 2009
12:33 pm

SEC = 11 and Georgia

TrueCrimson

September 7th, 2009
12:34 pm

I just want to thank God, Greyhound, Chan Gailey, Paul Johnson, the Robots and the rest of the Georgia Tech Nation for Colin Peek. We’re happy to have him!

RTR!!!

kauai dawg

September 7th, 2009
12:37 pm

I think I have it figured out. It took us by surprise since Georgia, historically comes out hitting on all cylinders… example, Clemson, Boise State, Okie State last time, etc… I think Coach Richt could honestly get the state to count the days as a furlough day for the offensive coaches???? I don’t feel so bad realizing they just took the day off???? God DAWGS!

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
12:46 pm

UGA: You have got to dump Richt and begin the rebuilding program. Dump Cox and develop you QB of the future. Just like I predicted: Crap thru a goose. Thirty years and still counting!!

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
12:48 pm

kauai dawg: What is a God Dawg? I think all of the God dawgs left last year. Sorry.

Former Georgian

September 7th, 2009
12:48 pm

The athletic director bears at least half the responsibility for Saturday’s loss. What was he thinking, scheduling a real team for the first game of the season? Granted, he maybe didn’t realize Georgia would have a completely new offense this season, but still. A top ten team the first time your team plays with a new quarterback?

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
12:50 pm

TrueCrimson: I’m glad you like him. I don’t blame him for leaving GT under the conditions he was in. Good luck with him. RTR

ccc

September 7th, 2009
12:50 pm

Cox might have had a better day if his receivers had caught the balls that hit them in the hands and in the face

Hayseed Dixie

September 7th, 2009
12:52 pm

Joe Cox will get more confidence (especially with that O-line), the defense will shore it up, and the Bulldogs will play better. No one is denying that.

They just won’t beat Tech this year. Sorry puppies.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
12:52 pm

Former Georgian: UGA needs the money to pay that sorry azz Richt. Money honey.

how2fish

September 7th, 2009
12:54 pm

Well it was a frustrating loss to say the least..good points the defense did a turn in a great effort..the kicking game needs some help..and I think we need to tweak the play calling..we could and should have won that game..but I’m not firing anyone or tuning on Cox after the first game..most teams…check Fla and the bugs won and played patsies they are 1-0 and we are 0-1 but I think we learned a lot before the Evil Visor comes calling..I do have a question WTF was the unnecessary roughness call on 3rd down in the 4th that lead to Okie State getting the 1st down and then scoring to go up 14 and seal the game?? ..there was no helmet to helmet contact..did they really give us a penalty for hitting too hard?? And Tony how is the game chickens defense better than Okie State? I rarely disagree with you but I watched the NCST game and I don’t see it…Go Dawgs!

Innocent Bystander

September 7th, 2009
12:54 pm

At least VT didn’t give up 31 first half points to Bama.

As for UGA, they could be in a bit of trouble. I’d count on at least 3 more losses this year, including Florida, LSU, Tech, and I’d watch out for other teams like SC next week, Tennessee in a few weeks, and definitely watch out for Vandy. Perhaps UGA is looking at more like a 7-5 (or 6-6) season.

Tech didn’t look so hot either. Coach Johnson hit it on the head when he said they played with no fire. They’d better get it together by Thursday, or they might see VT steal the ACC yet again.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
12:55 pm

ccc: given his level of talent he did as well as could be expected. Every QB has dropped balls. Did you really think Cox could run your team in a top 10 matchup? The surprise was that OKST found some defense somewhere. I was predicting something like 28 to 31 OKST.

ReptilesRule

September 7th, 2009
1:00 pm

I think the best thing UGA can do is to slowly “weave” Aaron Murray into the starting QB position. The Dawgs aren’t going to any BCS bowls this year anyway, I think they will end up 8-4 and Outback Bowl bound (in Murrays home town). Why not build for the future???….I will admit that I did watch a good part of the Tennessee game and was impressed by their effort. Of course it was WKU, but still the Vols looked very good on D and Crompton was much sharper than I expected. UCLA will reveal a little more, althought I will still call it 30-14 for the Vols. The good thing is that they definitely got Florida’s attention and now I believe it could be a better game than originally expected. And other than UGA, the SEC ruled opening weekend…

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
1:00 pm

how2fish: NC ST was inproved and lost to USC. So you better jack up Cox or they will be picking pieces off of the hedges. You know ‘evil visor” just loves to beatdown on UGA. Yes, your defense look good at times but you must find a better offensive plan. This will be a tougher game than you expect.

ron

September 7th, 2009
1:01 pm

joe cox is another joe t.III,i’ve already gone on record that georgia will lose 5 games this season.before mid-season richt will pull the plug on cox and go into a rebuilding mode. tennesee will thrash georgia in addition to some other sec teams.

Nachos

September 7th, 2009
1:02 pm

Attention Eric and the rest of you pathetic BARNERS: go back to the cave you were hiding in and stay there. You beat a LOUSY football team woopey-de-damn-do. WDE is gay

collegeballfan

September 7th, 2009
1:05 pm

Just line up & run the football. Tell that big offensive line that you are going to pass max 10 times. The rest is behind them.

Maybe the coach needs to do a few Dooley “bloody Tuesdays” during practice.

The above applies to both GT & UGA after their 1st “game”.

Chess is a game; football is a war. We got to many coaches trying to play chess. You are who you are. If you can’t pass, then you can’t pass. If you can’t pass or run, then recruit like hell.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
1:05 pm

ReptilesRule: UGA ain’t listening! I’m hoping to get tickets to the JAX beatdown. I thinking that Cox will not make past the half. Injured or jerked out. Either way UGA needs to plan for the future. A future without Cox and Richt. RTR, Go Gators, THWG

Bammers rule!

September 7th, 2009
1:06 pm

HA HA HA HA you pathetic leg humpers! I kneww you losers would be crying about the refs. GET A LIFE YOUR TEAM IS AVERAGE AND YOU ARE PATHETIC! At least Alabama represented the SEC with a win.

Hey Dogtards

September 7th, 2009
1:07 pm

“I don’t blame him for leaving GT under the conditions he was in.”

I’m not sure what “conditions” means but Peek left GT because the offense they were putting in didn’t have a TE. No point in him staying to play A-back, offensive tackle, or defensive end. He IS the man, however.

murfdawg

September 7th, 2009
1:09 pm

Phil,
You are right. Looks like another Rashad Jones from a poor football high school. We need more players from good football programs. Athletes are great for intramurals, but you have to have football players who can make football plays to win in the sec.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
1:09 pm

USC (pac 10) is going with a true freshman QB. With all of the talent that UGA has I’m sure there is a more talented QB than Cox. Suck it up and find this guy and develop him. You may get a real winner if you do.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
1:14 pm

Hey Dogtards: Well, several guy left GT because of the rumors about the new offense. But Peek could have found a place if he waited. But, as I said, he made a good choice. I think I saw where one or two of the deserters wanted to come back to GT. Anyway, I don’t think Peek will be in a position to hurt GT this season.

Johnny Test

September 7th, 2009
1:14 pm

life Coach, what do you have against CMR? He is 7 and 1 against tech and even with our first game issues he’ll be 8 and 1 after this year. You best be worrying ablot Clemson after that stellar showing aginst Jax St.

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WildBill

September 7th, 2009
1:15 pm

So, “Georgia must get better play at quarterback”, no kidding! And better play at the entire coaching staff which has shown poorer decision making than the average high school coaching staff. I wager that the Warner Robbins High School coaching staff could have done at least an effective job in the game against the Pokes.

pd

September 7th, 2009
1:15 pm

This is exactly why I stopped liking college football as much as pro. The season is already over for me as a UGA fan. There is no possible way for the dogs to win the national championship. For me, there are two places. 1st place and last place. 2nd place is no better than last. So, season over.

The lack of a playoff system was college football’s cancer, but during this last weekend’s game I saw college football get a bullet to the dome.

“Roughing the receiver”?????

Game over. No reason to watch football now. You aren’t allowed to light up a receiver???? What the F?

This one's for m

September 7th, 2009
1:16 pm

SEC – 11-1
ACC – 5-7, with losses to Richmond and WILLIAM AND MARY

Time to replace the ACC with the Mountain West in the BCS.

Doosh Bag

September 7th, 2009
1:16 pm

Good call Life Coach. Fire Richt, drop Cox? Dude, are you a high school dropout or are you just that freaking stupid? I’ll assume the latter.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
1:23 pm

Johnny Test: GT will be fine against Clem’s Son. They may lose the game, but they’ll be back trying five times harder. UGA on the otherhand , once again proved how overated they are and how Richt can’t win the big one. GT is headed up, UGA headed down. I’m picking USA to beat you not to mension LSU, UF, Vandy and GT. A trip to the tolet bowl and a loss there. If you are smart, and I know you arn’t, start rebuilding now and get something positive from a 7 and 5 season. Oh, I hear the Chan Gaily is available!

Jordan

September 7th, 2009
1:24 pm

I have been a Bulldog fan all my life and it has been so apparent for some time that the teams problem is coaching staff. The blow outs last year with the talented team we had it can only be coaching. Staffords drafted number one John Parker Wilson was not even drafted yet Alabama crushed us.You look at the Bama VA Tech game and tell me the Bulldogs staff is even close to that good. Loyalty has its place but if CMR thinks we are going to watch Cox run the team because its his turn hes in for a rude surprise.

richard cranium

September 7th, 2009
1:24 pm

(1) You have to play smart to win.

(2) Over 70% of UGA’s football players are “special admits”.

(3) Could numbers 1 and 2 be related… ??

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
1:28 pm

Doosh Bag: Your name says it all! Yes, fire Richt and drop Cox. I’m wondering what you will say when USC blows you guys out. You know that UGA will eventually fire Richt because he can’t take UGA where UGA thinks it is an “elite team. Richt can not win the big one. Thirty years and counting…………. and counting. MY God, jimmy Carter was president during the last UGA Nat Champ.

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Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
1:33 pm

Jorden: You have hit it on the head. The buck stops at the head coach. BoBo and Willy are doing their best and it is up to Richt to help them perform or to fire them. He will fire both at the end of this season to keep his job for another season, but he’ll be gone sone after that. Actually Willy’s guys did much better than expected. Bobo proved to be a dodo. Great success and then a brillant change of gameplan.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
1:37 pm

Several TV types suggested that BYU could pull it off. They won and losing Bradford was not the main reason. Does OK have more than one good player? This is great news for Miami.

dd

September 7th, 2009
1:38 pm

does anyone have the score of the tech LSU game handy?

Rufus1

September 7th, 2009
1:44 pm

The SEC has 2 Good teams Florida and Alabama, the rest are scrubs. They get credit for being a good conference because of Florida…Your just like the PAC 10, one elite team, one very good team and buch of scrubs. That is why you play a weak out of conference schdule, so you don’t get exposed(Georgia). Atleast Sabin and richt has the balls to play a good team…the results 1-1.

The rest of you scrubs play somebody!!!!!!!!!

this yr is trash

September 7th, 2009
1:47 pm

My whiney a$$ opinion.
Cox is no Stafford, why the hell did they go to the pass so much after the first series was so successful. ( the td that turned the game would have never happened if they would have run the ball 4 plays instead of passing. ) the clock would have run out.
Wtf with a 3 man rush on a pocket passer ( im just a fan and i know defense weakness is providing pressure ) prevent defense never wins a game unless your up by 21 with 2 min. to go. and hell sometimes that is scary

I blame the coaching staff for a piss poor game plan. Till the momentum was lost the D held up fine, the offence should have kept OU guessing after the first series, Cox gets majority of snaps but keep em guessing by bringing in the others.
How do you stop a 500+ avg. per game offense, ( DONT LET THEM HAVE THE BALL ) and don’t play prevent. Make them beat you with the 500 yrd. avg. offense
So i ask, how can guys that live and breathe 24/7 football, cant see the obvious.

Johnny Test

September 7th, 2009
1:47 pm

Life Coach, whose coat tail’s are you riding? Florida’s? Tech may lose but they’ll be trying… like they did against Jax State? It is a long season my friend and your mouth may over load you azz. Let’s see how the season turns out.

Matt

September 7th, 2009
1:47 pm

Many factors contributed to Georgia’s loss. One of the big reasons was a total lack of a pass rush and a largely vanilla schemed defense. The Okie State QB was comfortable all day and had short fields on all of their scoring drives.

smurley73

September 7th, 2009
1:50 pm

i am Vol fan and didnt watch all of Georgias game but that was one of the worst calls i have EVER seen. The personal foul for making a good hit is horrendous. Im not sure if it would have altered the game but im sure it played a role in their loss as it kept the drive alive.

Irishmafia

September 7th, 2009
1:51 pm

Georgia finally plays a non cupcake to open the season and gets their ass kicked. No surprise. When you continually schedule in 6 sure victories per year and call yourself championship caliber, it’s no surprises that you can’t deliver when you play tough teams.

DCB

September 7th, 2009
1:53 pm

To state that the Georgia quarterbacks have to get better begs the question. Granted – quarterbacks get the heat for a team only scoring 10 points. But the game was not lost at the quarterback slot. Dropped potential interceptions and a failing to down a punt on the one-yard line was just one example of shoddy defensive backfield and special teams play. And then for a team six-deep (I think one announcer said) at running back has to make one wonder why Samuels got as many touches as he did. Easier to see those openings upstairs than on the field, I agree. But it appeared there were many opportunities to break one that were not capitalized on in the first half. And with that many faces available for the running back to continue placing the ball in the same hands didn’t make a lot of sense to me.

Denver Dog

September 7th, 2009
1:55 pm

Smyna Man, Mabe you shoud read a little more before you write. Most of the others schools are not allowed to recruit at the juvenille prisons as UT is allowed to do. UT, Memphis and the remainder of the teams in UT from public schools were given a special exemption by that great Tennessean Al Gore, to recruit those places. He did that right before he invented the internet and solved global warming. UT needs about 20 more players like Bryce Brown and then they will be compeititve with similar teams, you know “mean machine” and other prison teams.

Phil didn’t leave an enpty cabinet, and Lane knows how to handle pay for play players. It is a great fit. I can’t believe how great your team looked against Western Kentucky. Almost as good as the Yellow Backets did against Jax State. UT reaching up to touch the bottom!

Denver Dog

September 7th, 2009
1:56 pm

Irish Mafia, look at your schedule before you run your mouth doofus! One game a year and you can’t even win that.

Chris

September 7th, 2009
1:57 pm

I was at the Georgia game and you may not blame Cox but he was a big part of that loss. I don’t want to hear about the flu. If he stepped on the field and played than no excuses. Cox stayed in the pocket way too long. Nobody’s offensive line can block as long as he camped out back there. The runningbacks were very disturbing. The holes were there to run through they just missed them. The freshmen looked like freshmen except Orson Charles. He is a beast in person. He would be my main tightend all year. Aron White was another Tripp Chandler in that game. Turnovers were the difference in the game more than anything because they made us pay on everyone. I notice that Cox’s arm strength was below average for a QB. He seemed to be lobbing the ball around. The receivers seemed like they had to wait forever to get the ball. I know he doesn’t have Stafford’s arm but my GOD Tony, you could throw harder han that. I would at least give Logan Gray a chance. The wild dog formation worked great first drive the we put it in our back pocket. I did not understand that. I thought if any Freshman was going to play it was going to be Marlon Brown. He looks like a great target opposite to A.J. If anything came good out of this is our Defense is back. They shut OSU high powered offense down. I felt sorry for them because they played against two offenses in the game. Georgia’s offense was OSU’s best friend. I saw we got great kickers. We will need them against South Carolina because it will come down to that. The personal fouls all weekend in all the games was horrible most were shoulder hits. I don’t want to watch sissy football. You have to let them hit some. It hurt some teams really bad. The holding call on Prince Miller’s run back was not a good call and it really was maybe the key point in the game. If that stands then the game is tied and momentum really shifts. I like Georgia to rebound and beat South Carolina beacause I can’t see them starting offf 0-2

uga~fan

September 7th, 2009
2:02 pm

Tony are you serious??? What do you mean you can’t lay the blame at the feet of Joe Cox?? He was the reason the dawgs lost. Last year we blamed the defense for failing us, but they played great football on Saturday holding that team to 24 points. Not to mention that the 2 turnovers and the long return that placed Okie state inside our 30. Joe Cox can’t cut it, sick or not!

He is no DJ Shockley because even when DJ wasn’t starting he was getting significant playing time. Joe couldn’t even see the field when Stafford was there. If UGA is serious about winning this year and keeping all of its targets committed then they better place the best 11 players on the field on both sides of the ball!

Golden Hand

September 7th, 2009
2:03 pm

While Jerrard Talent is an excellent nickname for the kid, who may have NFL potential as a corner, his name is actually Tarrant.

Army Vet

September 7th, 2009
2:07 pm

Didn’t take all you UGA “fans” long to turn on CMR and Cox. I was even called an idiot when I predicted that OSU would beat UGA several months ago. Some of you “fans” are pathetic. I predict a 6-6 season and one more year for CMR. By the way, I am a UGA graduate and UGA fan….I’m just realistic!

sccatfan1

September 7th, 2009
2:08 pm

I’m not one to argue ad nausem about relative conference strengths, however Dogtards and Rufus seem to be unhinged from reality. Dogtards compares UK with Duke and UVA….please. We’d be double digit favorites to smoke both of those patsies. Rufus conviently ignores the SEC’s stellar postseason record over the past decade…when it counts.
The ACC did have one good win this weekend….Clemson over MTSU. Way to go.

Good news...

September 7th, 2009
2:11 pm

“Typical UGA Fan” – you will see a big turn-around this week in the QB play and play-calling…don’t worry about that. That is a benefit of playing a high-caliber team in the first game – it really pinpoints all of your weaknesses and allows for corrections to be made early in the season.

And while UGA may only score 16 points next game…don’t look for any more than 6 points from an anemic USC offense against a tough Dawg defense. SEC Championship and National Championship are still attainable…don’t give up folks!!

KJ

September 7th, 2009
2:12 pm

“Your just like the PAC 10, one elite team, one very good team and buch (sic) of scrubs. That is why you play a weak out of conference schdule (sic), so you don’t get exposed(Georgia)”

Yeah, just like the PAC 10… only with a bunch of crystal footballs.

And UGA is now 10-3 against ranked opponents in their own stadium, so, yeah, you’re an idiot.

GT Rocks

September 7th, 2009
2:14 pm

Tony, the Jackets were definitely not showing all of their cards. GT will absolutely cream Clemson three days from now. I’m looking for GT to go all the way to the Orange Bowl this year as the rest of the schedule looks very soft to me. Just watch UM & FSU’s sloppy game tonight and you’ll agree. It’s great to be a Jacket fan!! THWG!!!!!

Afternoon Grab Bag | MrSEC.com

September 7th, 2009
2:15 pm

[...] for a bad first half yesterday.8.  Tony Barnhart of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution thinks that the Tennessee-Florida game “looks a little different” following Tennessee’s surprising performance against Western Kentucky.9.  In basketball [...]

Johnny Test

September 7th, 2009
2:17 pm

Army Vet, you are not a real UGA supporter. You are a fair weather fan who is on the bandwagon big when we win and are quick to say we suck when we lose. That is not a real fan. You don’t have the stomach to take the guff when we don’t win. It comes with the territory especially on these blogs. It is easy to be a winner but your real character shows thru when things aren’t going well.

world b

September 7th, 2009
2:17 pm

So, you’re saying that Cox didn’t play well, that Bradford is a pretty important piece to the Sooners, that UCLA will be a bigger test that W. Kentucky, so on, so on. Holy crap, Mr. College Football King of the Obvious. None of that would have occurred to anyone. You are stealing money, dude. Good work if you can get it, I guess.

GT4Ever

September 7th, 2009
2:19 pm

You dog fans kill me. Last week you were saying how great Cox was and how you’ll put up 40 on OSU. How did that work put for you? Granted there was a bad call on the Jones hit but you guys looked aweful out there. If you can’t muster up better play than that it WILL definitely be a long season. OSU seemed to be the only one making adjustments out there. Cox looked like crap and the rest of the offense didn’t look much better. Good luck guys, you’re going to need it.
GT did look uninspired at times against JSU but I think once they got up by 24 they put it in cruise control saving themselves for Clemson. Make no mistake CPJ will have them ready to play Thursday night. Clemson is our second biggest rival and we’re not going to hold anything back. Clemson and their new QB will be in for a long night. GT will be ready to play, count on that!!!!

Big B CH 99

September 7th, 2009
2:20 pm

Hey UGA 2001, U’re saying that a 12-0 Non BCS team shouldn’t play anybody over the SEC’s # 6 bowl team right. I guess your saying that b/c your afraid they might beat one of your precious SEC big boys:

Example:
Utah over ‘Bama last yr. Utah really showed that they didn’t belong there right?

Johnny Test

September 7th, 2009
2:20 pm

GT Rocks… You think Virginia Tech looked soft against Alabama? You either are kidding for effect or you really know nothing about football. Teck will not cream Clemson and the schedule is a lot tougher than you think.

Johnny Test

September 7th, 2009
2:24 pm

GT4EVER…. I guess the three fumbles were for effect? And CPJ really had them ready to play Jax St., huh? Clemson is coming in with a new coach and payback in mind. The teck illusion will be over after thursday.

bamabone

September 7th, 2009
2:28 pm

utah in 2008-09 was the greatest team ever to walk onto a football field. ever. ever. ever. now that we’ve all established ‘Bama was beaten by the best two teams last year, let’s quit livin’ in the past already. please, UGA fans, brace yourselves for a rough year, but keep cheerin’ for your guys and support your coaching staff. the rep is that UGA fans are more fair-weather than even ‘Bama fans (hard to imagine that) and you’re really letting it show.

chemdawg

September 7th, 2009
2:29 pm

No, the tech illusion will be over today. It’s the last day of Dragon Con.

Denver Dog

September 7th, 2009
2:29 pm

BAMA Stanky, TOILET PAPER AND SOAP. THAT IS A GREAT MASCOT.

Your team may squeak by North Texas, American Int, and UTC, but if I were you I would worry about that last game in Auburn. You don’t play anybody until then. At least according to what you say about UGA schedule. You plays some of the same teams dummy.

Tony, why are you not singing the praises of UT since they wore out a team better than what Tech played. Heck, Nebraska played a tougher team than Tech did.

Dogs are going to be fine, draw opinions after this weekend.

GT4Ever

September 7th, 2009
2:30 pm

You guys are right, the ACC isn’t that good. Hwo relly said they were. I only worry about GT. They are getting better and will be good for years to come with CPJ at the helm. Many have picked VT to win the ACC but the smart ones no that GT will whip them and go on to be ACC champs. You’ll see!!!!

Barkin'Dog

September 7th, 2009
2:30 pm

I’ve heard enough about Joe Cox. There is more to the game of football than just wins and losses, regardless of what some of you think. Joe Cox deserves his shot at starting QB, win or lose. He earned it. He stayed, as Stafford’s back-up, even coming through and winning for the Bulldog nation when we needed him most… TWICE. Do you not remember that?

So, Joe had an off day. He may have another bad game this week. If he does, then maybe a needed change is made. But, what if he doesn’t? What if he succeeds, like he has so many other times in his recent past. Then all of these vile comments, which only serve to tear down versus lift up a person/player, will have been uncalled for and hurtful. Players do read, you know.

As for Mark Richt, he’s one of the best leader’s of men in the country, at any level. His job is to get wins, yes. But at what price? In my opinion, CMR is after consistency and longevity, and that comes from recruiting the right players (remember Gramma?). He tells players like Cox that he will get his chance if he stays the course. If Richt doesn’t hold to that bargain, how many future QB prospects will want to come here and, more importantly wait his turn patiently, like DJ Shockley and Joe Cox? The soul of a leader, let alone any man, is only as good as his word. You know that.

Consistent 10-win seasons are a lot better than one great year and 2-3 mediocre years, aren’t they. That’s a tradition Georgia can live with, and CMR is striving for. Along they way, UGA will play for championships that are sure to come.

So, I suggest we all take a deep breath, show a little pride and consideration, and stay the course. There are better days ahead. Consistency proves that.

GT Rocks

September 7th, 2009
2:31 pm

Jennifer Test, VT has a few quick players but they have no depth as was evident when the 3rd best SEC team was able to wear them down. Try wearing down Roddy Jones or Jon Dwyer!! As I stated, the remaining games will be all Ws – especially against the inept pups. Chew on that, Jenny.

LSU #!

September 7th, 2009
2:32 pm

GT remember this score….((((38-3)))…. We broke the wish bone. Georgia on our mind.

Army Vet

September 7th, 2009
2:36 pm

Johnny Test…I tell it like it is! If YOU can’t handle the truth that’s your problem. Besides, to me it’s just a game. I have a life and it doesn’t revolve around UGA football. I don’t have the stomach to take the “guff”…two tours in a combat zone in Iraq “Little Man”. Don’t talk to me about “guts”. You are nothing more than another internet tough guy….LOL. Just make sure you are logged on after every game so I can rub your face in another UGA loss. If the truth hurts…DEAL WITH IT. What are you…some candy-ass Frat Boy?

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
2:40 pm

Johnny Test: GT won their game. You azzholes lost! So what is your point? That once again Richt lost the big one! Or as some UGA airhead said above that there is still a chance for a SEC or NAt Cahmpionship? My god it’s only been thrity years and counting since you won a NAT Champ. Get real this loss is just the first of at least four more. And you know who they will be!

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
2:43 pm

ARMY VET: You are full of it. LEt me guess you were a: navy seal or a green beret, or just special forces. Serving soup in the mess hall does not make you a combat vet.

BUZZ SAWYA

September 7th, 2009
2:44 pm

Enter your comments here

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
2:46 pm

LSU #!: Ya you won the game. We were playing a bowl game in a fun way. You were playing for your redemption. Yes, we pissed away our chance and weren’t ready to play. You can pays us back with the big beatdown you are going to give UGA. Say 63 to 10?

TrueCrimson

September 7th, 2009
2:47 pm

You’re a damn fine football fan Barkin’Dog.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
2:49 pm

LSU #!: And thanks for letting us know that we weren’t prepared. Johnson will not let that happen again. Our real bowl game was the beatdown we gave UGA in their house.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
2:52 pm

Barkin’Dog : Yes, if you can’t win the big ones then they really don’t matter right? That’s why you still tolerate Richt. He can’t win the big ones so wins don’t matter. You losers won’t wake up until Richt screws up another season.

Willie is still there, and did a good job.

September 7th, 2009
2:53 pm

Will the dogs schedule a top 10 team to open next year? You guys probably still have time to get a date with Patsy.

Ahem

September 7th, 2009
2:54 pm

45 to 42 is not exactly what I would deem a ‘beatdown’, Newton. Now 51 to 7…..yup!!!!

BUZZ SAWYA

September 7th, 2009
2:54 pm

Man, I must say that ” I told them so!” ( Bulldawg Fans). I would like to know also, where is that idiot bulldawg fan “Reality Yeck” ? . Dawg fans mark it down Spurrier and Company are coming to the Pasture to hand you loss number 2 of this young season.Prediction S.Carolina 20 UGAG 10. “LICK ON THAT YOU STINKY-UGLY MUTTS!”

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
2:54 pm

When Shannon can’t win with all the talent at Miami, they’ll come for Richt because they are losers to!

Flo-Ri-Duh!

September 7th, 2009
2:56 pm

Game Summary: AWFUL! We got our answer and it wasn’t pretty. Defense was better but not there yet. Special team kick coverage was pitiful – punting worked out due to “roll time”. Walsh did his job on the field goal but kick offs were still short – need to try the new guy you spent a scholarship on. Penalties at key times were a killer and two bad calls by the refs were potential game changers – but folks they were playing AT OKIE STATE and the refs weren’t going against Okie on close calls. Now we get to the offense – do we have to? The worst thing was Trinton Sturdivent, a really great player and a high quality man getting his ACL torn again – a tragedy. We pray and know that God is going to heal you Trinton. It’s hard but keep positive, keep working and know that you are going to return. Now for the o-line play….. talent is there but potential doesn’t mean squat if you don’t use it. Running back- jury is still out. QB? Now we may have the answer: Joe Terishinscke or D. J. Shockley ….. a Joe is a Joe – and Joe Cox is a Slow Joe. WR’s ? They were wide open all over the place but balls were going over their head, behind their back or to the wrong receiver. Logan Grey should be given a chance. Unfortunately UGA will play the best SEC defense this side of Bama next week. They need Logan’s mobility. Let’s hope that Richt chooses team over “loyalty”. Play Cox some – play Logan Grey more. Cox is slow to windup and throw and he locks on to one receiver without scanning the field and his passes looked like ducks headed south for the winter. QB play was the key ……. with Stafford UGA would have crushed this team. The good news is that UGA has a lot of talent – just need a QB.

Johnny Test

September 7th, 2009
2:56 pm

Army Vet… While I applaud your military service I can tell you have an inferiority complex. When you use words like little man and candy ass frat boy it shows you have some deep seeded feelings of self loathing about not going to college. I am neither a little man or candy ass frat boy. So there you have it. You are not a fan. Real fans don’t rub losses in other fans faces. You are like a lot of the people on these blogs who need the wins to build their self esteem. If you have such an interesting life then why bother with these blogs. My original point is you are not a real fan and your post just proved it.

Flo-Ri-Duh!

September 7th, 2009
2:57 pm

Saint Simons you are a real pansy!

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
2:57 pm

Ahem: Hell we spotted you 14 pts. And had subs in the fourth and you still couldn’t win. Yes you pull up a score from the past. that’s all you got because you know that UGA is done until Richt move on to Miami or ND.

The Ole' Ball Coach (aka The Evil "Genius")

September 7th, 2009
2:57 pm

If I upset Georgia this week, think the folks in Columbia will let me stick around for the end of the season? Gotta run – Ellis Johnson’s shoes need a good shining…

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
3:02 pm

The Ole’ Ball Coach: don’t worry. this will be a big week for you. Just like ole times. Big disapointment for UGA. I’m thinkin USC 42 UGA 17.

Johnny Test

September 7th, 2009
3:05 pm

Life Coach… you seem so angry… so in need to be heard. Yes we lost and Tech won.. so what. There are 11 more games. What is your obsession with no national championships since 1980? Teck hasn’t “split” a NC in 20 years. Georgia finished #2 in 2007. When was the lasdt time teck finished in the top 5? Or top 10 for that matter? If winning NCs was the only way you measured a coach or a program then every coach in the country would be turned over every 4 or 5 years. Your point is pointless. Georgia has had more overall football success than teck and is clearly the dominant program by any reliable measure.

NEXT#13

September 7th, 2009
3:07 pm

denver dawg,LOVER OF THE MASCOT THAT LICK’S HIMSELF…….ALL OF IT. PECKER, NUGGEY SAK & STARFISH!!! TELL IT CHUMP!!! CMR & THEM dawgs ARE ON THE WAY DOWN & THE TIDE & CNS ARE A RISING!!! BE GLAD VERY,VERY GLAD ugag ISN’T ON OUR SCHEDULE B/C WITH THAT TEAM I SAW IN STLLWATER…..OUCH!!!

GT Rocks

September 7th, 2009
3:08 pm

Jenny Test, lighten up on Army Vet. Sounds like a typical UGA fan to me – championship for sure all summer long and then jumping off the bandwagon after the first embarrassment on national TV. I sure hope you have tickets to the GT game in November, Jenny. You WILL witness a tremendous thumping and likely leave for the MARTA station early in the 3rd quarter. Don’t let the turnstile hit you in your arse at the station as you make your hurried exit towards your Athens trailer.

Denver Dog

September 7th, 2009
3:13 pm

#13 Dream on, go do some klan stuff, or water cannon stuff you red-neck hick. Toilet Paper, and Soap. Maybe you could use it wash out your mouth.

Johnny Test

September 7th, 2009
3:14 pm

GT Rocks… I suspect you and Army Vet have a lot in common. Your name calling is the first clue.. That is your way of trying to boost your self esteem. I am looking forward to the teck game. The first loss in 8 years was dissappointing but we got a lot of time left in this year to get better. You can rest assured we’ll have our issues figured out by then. Oh and I don’t live in a trailor either. But I bet you live in an apartment.

Atlanta Gator

September 7th, 2009
3:14 pm

Barkin’ Dawg—-Wiser words have never been written . . . well, at least not on this blog.

another Army vet here

September 7th, 2009
3:15 pm

Life Coach, your entry @2:43 bothers me (and probably many others). You tried to disrespect , degrade, make fun of, etc, some past service to this country…that allows guys like you to spout.
No place for that on a fun blog. You should apologize to all Vets!

Brian Jones TECH FAN

September 7th, 2009
3:25 pm

Everyone calm down specially UGA fans. I am a tech fan but yall need to calm down you have a good coach and tons of talent. Everyone was worried about the Defense but they looked pretty tough. I hate to hear about sturdivant also great player and his carrer may be over. CMR will find his best group to play. I do have one complaint though CMR and bobo need to run the damn ball till they are stopped. I understand that you have green but run the ball and the run agian. As for my yellow jackets was impressed with terrant dwyer nesbitt burnett the normal guys, but the defense and o line have to get better alot better. So tech guys on here we played a joke of a team and we played so bad our coach felt it neccessary to put nesbitt in the game in the 3rd qtr. So if your going to be an a hole keep your comments to yourself I love the change and our coach but we havent done anything close to what cmr has done in his first 9 years. So lets take it as a openng week and both teams will undoubtdly get alot better.

Rufus1

September 7th, 2009
3:32 pm

SEC Record

The Big Ten and the WAC don’t count…They SUCKS.

chuck

September 7th, 2009
3:42 pm

If Joe Cox was so sick he should not have even played. Richt should have played Logan Gray. A sick person will not play as good as a well person. Georgia desperaltly needs a running quarterback.

GT Rocks

September 7th, 2009
3:42 pm

I don’t recall any name-calling, Jenny Test (oooops).

Johnny Test

September 7th, 2009
3:42 pm

Brian Jones, now there is a mature post. That is the kind of Tech fan I know.

Barkin'Dog

September 7th, 2009
3:43 pm

Thanks for the kind words, TrueCrimson and Atlanta Gator – now that’s the kind of positive feedback true sports fans appreciate – especially coming from rival fans… not the rubbish people of low self-esteem seem to make while trying to make themselves feel bigger or better. BTW, I’m sitting here watching Mike Bobo and the 96 Dawgs play Ole Miss, and he lost 2 turnovers (INT & fumble) that both were returned for TDs. But he’s got a couple of throwing TDs as well (1 to Hines Ward). See, every dog can have a bad day and come back with better play. Now come on weekend football!!

FLA DAWG

September 7th, 2009
3:43 pm

24 points Tony. That’s 24 points! No excuses. The Offense needs to improve!? No kidding! The Defense Stunk Up The Field – OSU ran and passed through us like crazy. Did we watch the same game? Check the running and passing stats my friend.

EG

September 7th, 2009
3:43 pm

Dawgs favored by 7 over sc. think i will take the points in the 6-3 game

clickdawg44

September 7th, 2009
3:44 pm

nerds, lets say that we’re everything that you say we are, lousy, no good, losers and i really hope you all you claim to be, and we come to that dump dec 28th and spank that a–, it’s going to happen, count on it, goooo dawgs.

Sanford Drive

September 7th, 2009
3:47 pm

Well, I guess we should get comfortable here in bottom-dweller land. I’ll be at the SC game next week, but I don’t expect much. At least I’ll get a chance to hit up Resort for some black bean crepes and coconut cake. See y’all there.

GA Dawgs

September 7th, 2009
3:47 pm

Cox proved he’s not capable of winning at this level. Hopefully king will be back this week. We need to give some younger guys a shot at qb. This was not a conf loss so there’s still hope. But lose this week with cox, which we will playing like we did last week, and the season will be lost. Cause by then you have a freshman starting on the road and then playing lsu at home and tenn on the road. Horrible coaching job and slopping uninspired play. I want to see big changes this week.

GT Rocks

September 7th, 2009
3:48 pm

chuck, UGA does not need a running qb – heck, look what you guys were able to do with Green in 2002. Green was not mobile but made up for it with his fast reads and quick release. Green also did not telegraph his throws (something Cox really needs to work on). If I were Richt I’d start the big freshman (Metten-something?) because he is tall enough to see over the line and did some very impressive high school stuff down in Flordee. Just my 2 cents worth.

Sanford Drive

September 7th, 2009
3:50 pm

GT Rocks, the Mettenburger kid sucks…he can’t even complete a pass in practice.

FLA DAWG

September 7th, 2009
3:52 pm

DAWG NATION,
The problems are scattered on both sides of the ball. That means BoBo and Martinez have had yet another year to prepare top recruited talent and failed. Worse, Richt has not taken the brave steps to turn things around by finding proven Coordinators to DO THE JOB.

WhiteOut

September 7th, 2009
3:54 pm

WEAR WHITE ON THURSDAY NIGHT!!!

d. Pennywortth

September 7th, 2009
3:56 pm

It’s rare a first year starter at QB leads a team to many victories in Division One football regardless of which league it is. Get ready for a long season by GA standards.

Sad Dawg

September 7th, 2009
4:03 pm

It is the failure of the coaching staff, period. All other discussion is simply noise. When Richt first arrived on the scene in Athens and assembled his staff, evaluation of players, game plan, and fundamentals were stellar. I contribute this to his staff, not him. Since that time staff members have left and we now have Bobo/ Martinez rather than Richt calling offense and Vangorder managing the defense. This has allowed our program to digress each year with the only savior being stellar play by Marino and Stafford.

Mark better find a defensive coordinator quick and start calling plays again himself! We can not afford to train the existing staff on the job subjecting our program to a loosing season. Mark needs to step up and do what is best for the overall program rather than looking out for a couple of buddies by not hiring new staff members.

Smarter than you

September 7th, 2009
4:05 pm

FLADAWG inexplicably wrote: “24 points Tony. That’s 24 points! No excuses. The Offense needs to improve!? No kidding! The Defense Stunk Up The Field – OSU ran and passed through us like crazy. Did we watch the same game? Check the running and passing stats my friend.”

Yeah, their stats were way off, dummy. Turnovers, a 74-yard kick return and an awful call of Reshad Jones led to the Cowboy’s points. Maybe face the television next time the game’s on. You might get a more realistic idea of what’s going on that way.

Rod

September 7th, 2009
4:32 pm

Aaron Murray needs to start. Stop f$$king around and start the dude.

michael

September 7th, 2009
4:46 pm

it’s up to the coaching staff for g.t. and ga. the sky’s the limit! GO TECH!!!!!!!!!!

Stephen

September 7th, 2009
4:51 pm

jacketbuzz.com

fag watch

September 7th, 2009
4:52 pm

gt looked great against the whatever the school was . student section looks like a bunch of overweight nerds. no wonder the girls date uga and auburn guys

UGA 2 USC 0

September 7th, 2009
4:52 pm

I thought the Big 12 couldn’t play defense. I thought Joe Cox was DJ Shockley. I thought Stafford and Moreno were bad for the D-O-G-S (for the spelling impaired). What happened? Don’t worry dog fans. UGA will beat S Carolina. They have a high school offense too. The SEC, great D or bad O?

Shane

September 7th, 2009
4:54 pm

No major conference endured a more humiliating opening weekend than the ACC, which went 4-6 in non-conference play despite the fact six of those games came against I-AA opponents. The league lost all four of its BCS-conference matchups (NC State fell to South Carolina, Virginia Tech to Alabama, Wake Forest to Baylor and Maryland to Cal), while Virginia (to William and Mary) and Duke (to Richmond) fell to I-AA foes. Mind you, many of the victims were picked near the bottom of the conference anyway, but it doesn’t make the idiot who said the league could be “poised for prominence” look very smart.

whitehead geek

September 7th, 2009
4:55 pm

i went to school to be around other nerds and get tickled

FLA DAWG

September 7th, 2009
4:59 pm

Smarter Than You,
Cry Us A River – The Same Old Drivel.
You’re a leftover from last year’s excuses.

Simply the Truth

September 7th, 2009
5:00 pm

Some of the trouble with the UGA football program lies with “some” of its fans. I have to believe that all of the bickering and moaning has to have an effect of the minds of all of the players. Some of you “fans” just have absolutely no clue as to the mental aspects of game preparation. If you are so great at judging talent and play calling, then why aren’t you out on the field helping? Exactly! If the UGA program sucks as some of you “concerned” fans say it does then why don’t you do something constructive for a change?

Smarter than you

September 7th, 2009
5:02 pm

And you are, apparently, completely irrational and insane. Good luck with that.

Smarter than you

September 7th, 2009
5:04 pm

To ignore reality, under the guise of “not making excuses,” is to blind yourself to the path to improvement. Remember, face the television. And no hits of acid before the game.

Gen Neyland

September 7th, 2009
5:15 pm

Denver Dawg : Did Tennessee looks as good against WK as UGA looked against Georgia Southern AND Central Michigan in UGA’s 2 season openers last year..? Jus’ wondering…

Life Coach : m has to be glad you’re on board…

Some of my Tennessee brethren have told me I’m not energized enough about the 2009 season Atop Rocky. Yeah, I’m good with it…one game at a time. Go Vols

SatchelBuzz

September 7th, 2009
5:18 pm

We’ll be fine,…and that will take care of the ACC.

RobertNAtl

September 7th, 2009
5:20 pm

Georgia will easily dispose of SC this weekend and some of the griping will stop in Athens.

Tennessee will easily dispose of UCLA this weekend which will generate even more questions about how good they really are. Vol fans will then rate the Florida game as a success if we can just stay in the game through two and half or three quarters.

I am beginning to think Tech might breeze through the ACC except for VT. That league is seriously down this year and I think GT is going to be more consistent this year than their fans are used to.

Simply the Truth

September 7th, 2009
5:21 pm

Truth is my team is the defending National Champs and you’re still searching for something to fix your team’s problem.

Volaholic

September 7th, 2009
5:22 pm

You heard it hear first, UT beats UF. Crompton and the running game run all over the Gators. Monte and Eric Berry knock Tebow, Demps, et al into next week.

Get on the Lane Train, baby!

Lane KIffin

September 7th, 2009
5:24 pm

Am I just talk now?

BravesFan79

September 7th, 2009
5:27 pm

LoL… as a GT fan and UGA fan i love how all you UGA fans are jumping off the bandwagon. So now Richt sucks? Face it, Joe Cox paid his dues, and wed end up with the same # of wins regardless of if Murry or Cox starts. So let Cox have the job and take our lumps. UGA will be just fine a year or 2 from now. No need to get all worried about the long run. We just lost 2 players in the top 5 of the NFL draft… WTF did u expect!!

BravesFan79

September 7th, 2009
5:29 pm

Dont worry UGA fans, Florida will fall off as well for a few years after Tebow leaves. Happens to every program.
I hope BYU and GT go undefeated! Talk about messing up the BCS and making its supporters look like idiots…….. id LOVE it!!

FLA DAWG

September 7th, 2009
5:33 pm

Smarter Than You (Obviously This Guy Has A Real Problem Folks),
Missed tackles and an unprepared Special Teams on The Dawgs part were responsible for that high yardage kickoff return. The same is true for the other stats. Like an alcoholic Smarter, you must accept the truth before you can begin to fix the problem. You haven’t reached bottom yet. But hey, if you liked what you saw Sat. afternoon then you’ll be a Happy Dawg for much of the rest of the season.
Oh bad calls, the ball bounced the wrong way, a key injury, blah, blah, blah……………..just like last season. You’re a recording that most are bored hearing.

Smarter than you

September 7th, 2009
5:36 pm

Uh huh, and special teams is a separate unit from the defense. Maybe if you go over to your local rec. department fields when the pee wees are practicing, they will explain the difference between offense, defense and special teams.

Smarter than you

September 7th, 2009
5:37 pm

The kids, I mean. They will be able to explain it at your level.

joe taxpayer

September 7th, 2009
5:47 pm

The Tide hung 30 plus on Va. Tech UGA could only score 10 on OSU. Why?

BIG BEE

September 7th, 2009
5:51 pm

Whatcha ‘fraid of GATORMAN/

QT

September 7th, 2009
5:51 pm

GT won’t beat Clemson.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
5:56 pm

UGA overated, Green overated, Cox well, Cox is Cox, Now Stud. out for season. Looking more and more like 7 & 5 or even 6 & 6 for UGA this season. Last season was last 10 win season for at least the next 5 or 10 years. Thirty years and counting, counting and still counting Richt out at end of season.

FLA DAWG

September 7th, 2009
5:57 pm

Smarter Than Who?,
Keep up with the lame excuses – any excuse, any excuse or change the subject………….who is the head coach of this team? Who hires and fires (or should fire)?
But before we digress, did you not see open receiver hands that merely had to close to catch passes from Cox – I did. Did you not lose count of the number of missed tackles and missed blocks? (By the way genius, that’s offense and defense – and for your info, some play special teams too).
Guess you were with your buddies playing your Pee Pee controlled scrimmage instead of watching The Dawgs get embarassed again.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
5:57 pm

OT: Tech is going to run thru Clem’s Son like crap thru a fat lady with a double dose of colon cleanse. Market it down!

bob

September 7th, 2009
5:58 pm

This game proves that Richt’s loyalty will be his downfall, he has ignored the shortcomings of willie martinez for far too long because he is loyal, he is ignoring the fact that joe cox is just not a good QB because he is loyal. If he wants to go from a good coach to a great coach he has to realize that loyalty has its place but sometimes the coach has to make the tough calls and fire under performing coaches or bench under performing players.

Cox is an average at best QB and that is just not going to cut it in the SEC, willie is a DB/secondary coach at best, he has proven that hes just not up to the job as the head D-Coordinator. We can have all the talent in the world but if Richt does not realize those two points we will be lucky to only lose 4 games this year.

And tech fans better wait until they play a real team before talking smack, its easy to throw against DBs that werent good enough to make I-A teams, your QB is not very good, about on par with cox.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
6:00 pm

Johnny Test: It’s trailer azzwipe!

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
6:04 pm

bob: Yea, our QB is so bad he waltzed thru your number one rated team last year in you house. BTW he had a nagging injury during that game. And Yes, Cox is bad, but he’s not laying down like Green and your other overhyped players.

jerry

September 7th, 2009
6:04 pm

I don’t know if Tennessee will be better than UGA this year or not but I do believe they will be in a year with what appears to be a coaching staff that is far superior to UGA’s.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
6:06 pm

bob: what you do not realize is that Bobo and willie have some photos of richt for job security. Oh i can hear it now “I have sinned” says a tearful coach to the team. Get real. you have a bd team this year and you can’t admit it!

Frozen_Gator

September 7th, 2009
6:06 pm

Alabama fans are the best, both of my kids went there. I’m still having a little trouble with the way they analyse games. Last year The Tide was 12 minutes from the MNC game and the Gators couldn’t have done it w/o Tebow, it was luck.Frankly I thought the Gators were pulling away. Now this year in a close hard fought contest Alabama really blew them out, the score just doesn’t indicate that. Go figure

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
6:08 pm

joe taxpayer: Its because UGA is no good, overated, overhyped, and over the hill.

PMC

September 7th, 2009
6:10 pm

I was pretty disapointed really in Joe Cox though I get he was sick. The defense and most of the youngsters played very well for UGA. Really the OSU defense deserves the bulk of the credit for causing turnovers, but the soft nature of the attack is partly to blame as well as perhaps Richard Samuels inability to stay on his feet. He’s got the talent if he could stay upright. It’s a damn shame about Sturdivant’s knee although maybe he can parlay it into a masters degree or at least get started if he can get another year in healthy and go pro then.

QT

September 7th, 2009
6:11 pm

I think you nailed it Mort. A lot of these posts do sound like the typical Tech fan. But if they are legit UGA fans they need to stay off the bandwagon forever.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
6:12 pm

Bama, LSU and UF fine schools all head and shoulders above UGA in sports and academics. The problems is that most of the UGA fans never attended UGA or any other college for that matter.

Evansvolunteer

September 7th, 2009
6:14 pm

Love Bama Stan’s comments. Does the loser tonight get first dibs on CMR?

Florida, Bama, LSU, and Tennessee have all seriously upgraded their programs.

UGA had their chance when these football programs were transitioning; that door is now closed.

Looks like thing are moving in the same direction on North Avenue.

Stay proud of your GymDawgs – they are awesome!!!

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
6:18 pm

PMC: You think UGA played well? Let me tell you, OKST is not that good. They are overated wait and see how they do in the comming weeks. I know UGA have talented players and I read about you recruiting classes. It all come down to UGA’s coaches. Willie did ok byt subpar for UGA, Bobo must have been paid off to go off of the running game. These guys won’t quit their dream job. Richt must fire them. Don’t expect so much from Cox as long as Bobo is coaching him.

Tech grad76 & 86

September 7th, 2009
6:22 pm

UGA losing is tough. GT knows all to well about it. Most GT fans are the diehard type that are with the team win, lose or draw. If you have fans that get all out whack over a poor showing and one loss in the begining of the season then you are better off without them. Let them become Clem or USC fans.

bob

September 7th, 2009
6:23 pm

Life Coach, are you serious? You were held to 100 yard of total offense the first half, then willie took over and fell back into his prevent defense and all of a sudden you had 350 yards in the second half. Your QB had nothing to do with it and you will find that out when another team slams your running game to the turf and your QB ends up not being able to hit an open receiver.

I still love how GT fans win one game in 8 years then all of a sudden think they are the best team in the country.

Super Coach

September 7th, 2009
6:24 pm

Will the real “Life Coach” please stand up and get your a$$ of this blog!

bob

September 7th, 2009
6:25 pm

“Most GT fans are the diehard type that are with the team win, lose or draw.”

Yeah thats why Tech sells out every game, even when they suck, right? Your stadium is a ghost town if you arent winning.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
6:27 pm

Azzwipe I’m not a GT fan, not a UF fan, not a Bama fan, not a LSU fan. Get a little more creative and you might figure out that…………………………?

coolaid drinker

September 7th, 2009
6:33 pm

The question this Thursday is who will be the better QB, Cox or Garcia. As a SC fan, I worry that Garcia is going to be on the run,,,put a pinguin suit on him and he could audition for the movie “Happy Feets”. But, he can be very good at times.
SC offence may be better because of the game plan. They will pass 60/40. SC had 3 D-linemen suspended for NCSU and Nate Peppers has a bum knee. The game plan for NCSU was the run the clock w/ball control. Thus, they ran 2 out of 3 plays so the Defence did get tired. Looked ugly, but SC turned the ball over but only once. Will UGA force Garcia to have a bunch of TO’s?
With Green, and the home field, take the 7. (not enough cool aid for this SC fan). RobertNAlt the game is this Thusday if you want to watch it with the rest of us.

Tech grad76 & 86

September 7th, 2009
6:35 pm

To bob: GTech is about 1/10 the size of UGA. We have alums all over the world. UGA has aliums all over Georgia. Tech prides itself on real life achivements not entertaining sports play. We have a good football team as well. What’s UGA got? Oh, I heard that your gymnasts have several national championships how many does your football team have. Tech has at least 4 and as many as 5 depending on which pub you believe. We have many, many National Championship in other sports as well. So you have a full stadium each week how nice but consider this it’s full of people that have glomed on to UGA in order to get some kind of self estem in their blue collar lives. Got that?

joe

September 7th, 2009
6:36 pm

I thought the UGA would have trouble out west, but not like they did…where did the offense go? SC showed a REALLY good D, but even worse offense than UGA. UGA should win a low scoring game. However, Arky, LSU and Tenn all look impressive. If the pups don’t improve, they could be staring at 3-3 after 6 games. If SOS somehow beat CMR, the wheels might come off in Athens and a .500 or worse season is a very real possibility. Did anyone else notice Bryce Brown plowing over the defenders Sat? Reminded me a bit of Herschel…

Johnny Test

September 7th, 2009
6:36 pm

Life coach… thanks for the spelling lesson. You clearly have some hate going on for UGA. Wonder what caused that? You know hateing at that level will drive up your blood pressure and maybe even give you a stroke You are also big into name calling which tells me you are either very young or very immature or both. Bet you wouldn’t do it to people’s faces. It’s nice to be able to hide behind your computer isn’t it. Anyway we’ll see what you have to say as the season progresses. In the meantime if hate makes you feel bigger have at it.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
6:38 pm

coolaid drinker: Don’t worry UGA has got problems and more problems. You will win by at least 10 if not more. Thanks to Dodo and Willie.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
6:41 pm

Johnny Test: Why are so interested in the ole Life Coach. Do I remind you of your ole grandaddy who played “doctor” with you some years ago? Counseling can greatly help with that. I can help you with that and your low career performance. After all, that is what I do for a living.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
6:43 pm

Sounds like your girls gym team is a lot more successful than your football team. At least UGA girls get it!

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
6:47 pm

What no more love for the ole Life coach? I’m off to see the Miami game, a real football team with 5 NC’s in the last 15 years.

Brent

September 7th, 2009
6:52 pm

Smarter than you really is smarter than him by a long shot.

Sean

September 7th, 2009
6:56 pm

The Dawgs are kings of playing cupcakes on opening day. Does the University of Louisiana Monroe bar and grill ring a bell? Who did UGA open up with 3 years ago when Tech was playing # 2 Notre Dame?

Paul's Johnson

September 7th, 2009
6:58 pm

Y’all need to get off of Life Cootch’s case. Like I said in a previous post this week, he lives next door to me and we also work together. He’s not really as ignorant as he comes across and I will say that he knows absolutely jacksh.t about football but he has achieved alot of success in life (hence the Life Cootch handle. He has the nicest singlewide in our mobile home community and has won the Employee of the Month plaque at the Micky D’s where we work three times. His wife’s a fat, smelly pig though and when she has too many PBR’s, she likes to take her dentures out and chase me around the park muttering something about ‘polishing the ole’ knob”, I easily out run her because she’s got about 300 lbs. on me.
Life Cootch also likes to brag about going to the club. The club he’s refering to is the North Avenue Circlejerks and he is co-captain and number one pivot man.
Cootch, I accidently backed over your wife’s dentures the other morning as I did’nt see em lying in the driveway when I left for work. Just put a little duct tape on them and they’ll probably work.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
7:00 pm

What can I say? I like men.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
7:01 pm

Happiness is the gentle touch of a man.

RAMBLE ON:

September 7th, 2009
7:02 pm

Alpharetta Dawg: UGAG suxs. I thought your almighty SEC garbage team would win. What a joke, as your team looks and smells like chitman. UGAG loses at least 5 -6 games. THWG!

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
7:04 pm

So what if my breath has the musky odor of man funk? Here I am world, love me.

RAMBLE ON:

September 7th, 2009
7:05 pm

Joe Phallic for Heisman. Man, he looked awesome. Also, you would think your players can’t spell coz they attend UGA, but they can’t catch either, which is a shocker. DAWGS GO DOWN IN 2009! THWG!

Paul's Johnson

September 7th, 2009
7:05 pm

On a serious note, all you Tech fans are drinking the koolaid just like the Dawg fans until reality set in which for you guys starts Thurday night when you lose to Clemson. I also predict two more definate losses in VT and NC.Then you have three more potential losses in FSU, Vandy and UGA.
It might turn out to be a long season for you too.

FRED

September 7th, 2009
7:05 pm

LOOK GUYS WEATHER COX TURNS IT AROUND OR NO BASED ON WHAT I SAW SATURDAY WE ARE LOOKING AT 5 LOSSES THIS YEAR.ALL COMING FROM THE OFFENCE. IF WE HAD THE FLORIDA OFFENCE THIS COACHING STAFF WOULD FIND A WAY TO LOOSE 3 GAMES. WE ARE DOOMED TO MEDIOCRTY AS LONG AS CMR IS THE TOP GUY. HOWEVER AS A MAN I ADMIRE HIM GREATLY. AS A COACH WELL …..

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
7:06 pm

I support same sex marriage and so should you.

Johnny Test

September 7th, 2009
7:06 pm

Life Coach… That is the title someone gives themself when they can’t get a real job. Usually a warmed over HR or sales person. Your comments and insults are too juvenile for you to be old enough and mature enough to coach anyone on anything. You just want a reaction and you say what you have to to get it. Real mature. Hey by the way where did you go to school and who is your favorite team?

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
7:09 pm

Chica-wow-chicka-wow-wow….I have a milk mustache and I hate milk…go figure.

LifelongDawg

September 7th, 2009
7:09 pm

There’s no doubt the officiating was (again) atrocious. It’s not the amount of penalties, but the timing that hurt UGA. It didn’t help that some of the worst calls came at the most critical moments. The refs picked up the flag for the Cowboys in the first half on the very same call (leading with helmet) that gave OSU new life deep in Dawg territory. The worst call wasn’t a penalty, though, it was the placement of the ball near the UGA end zone. The officials GAVE the Cowboys a first down. Oh well, at least they didn’t invent a penalty like last year against Arizona State. And Cox was terrible.

RAMBLE ON:

September 7th, 2009
7:10 pm

Sanford Drive: HOW BOUT DEM CRAPPY SMELLY DAWGS! You guys suck azz! THWG!

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
7:10 pm

I loves me some man funk. Hey sailor, are you from around these parts?

Jeff Turner

September 7th, 2009
7:11 pm

Tony,
Love your insight… please spell these young men’s names correctly…Jerrard Tarrant and Morgan Burnett. Ga Tech will handle Va Tech and will win 10 games this season

Jeff Turner

RAMBLE ON:

September 7th, 2009
7:11 pm

Lifelongdog: Excuses, excuses, excuses. Just admit it! Your team suxs azz and so does your crappy QB! UGAG gets pounded this year! Bank on it! THWG!

LifelongDawg

September 7th, 2009
7:12 pm

And Sean, if ND was ever number 2 in the polls since 2000, it was a gift. Everyone knows they haven’t been worthy of ranking for almost a decade.

TrueCrimson

September 7th, 2009
7:12 pm

Frozen_Gator

September 7th, 2009
6:06 pm

Alabama fans are the best, both of my kids went there. I’m still having a little trouble with the way they analyse games. Last year The Tide was 12 minutes from the MNC game and the Gators couldn’t have done it w/o Tebow, it was luck.Frankly I thought the Gators were pulling away. Now this year in a close hard fought contest Alabama really blew them out, the score just doesn’t indicate that. Go figure

I watched a replay of last year’s SECCG last week. To be honest, I had forgotten how well Alabama played in that game. Bama lost and that’s about all that I had really remembered about it. Both teams played well and it was a close game.

The Bama – VT game was never really close. Both teams made mistakes and both played with great intensity, but Tech never had the upper hand, even though they did manage to take a 1 point lead at three different times in the first half. VA Tech has an impressive defense and their special team play is solid. I suspect that they will do well this season — but they were out-classed in this game.

The Tide lost two games last year. They lost to the eventual Nation Champions and to an undefeated team that never got to play for the Championship. The 2008 Crimson Tide was good — but not quite good enough. This year’s Crimson Tide has a depth of raw athletic talent the likes of which I haven’t seen at the Capstone since the 1990’s. Florida certainly deserves their Number 1 ranking, but if they meet the Tide in the Georgia Dome next December then they will be facing a football program that is on an equal footing with the Gators. Bama now has the kind of talent that places them in a small elite group among college football programs.

Anything can happen, just ask anyone who watched the Gators play Ole Miss last year — but I feel pretty good about Bama’s chances in any game that they play this season. They’re very good. They just may be good enough. Time will tell.

RTR!!!

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
7:14 pm

It’s raining men….hallelujah, it’s raining men

GT Rules:

September 7th, 2009
7:15 pm

UGA: Your team is awful and your school is pathetic. Most bloggers can’t eben spellll mann. It;’s coz youu areeay UGA graddd. LMFAO! What a joke of a team and school. You better get on the gym mutts bandwagon cause your football team and basketball teams are sorry as chit. THWG!

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
7:17 pm

The GT male to female ratio is 4:1, yet another reason why The Flats is the greatest campus in America, we are loud and proud!

UGAALUM:

September 7th, 2009
7:19 pm

Man, we looked awesome against OSU. I think we sill still win the NC this year. LMFAO!

LifelongDawg

September 7th, 2009
7:20 pm

Ramble On, I think the play-calling was terrible, that UGA all too often abandons strength for balance, and that mind-set costs the team. Joe Cox was awful. You get no excuses from me on that. But if you don’t believe that those calls weren’t absolutely most detrimental to the Dawgs’ chances then there’s nothing I can say. You see it one way, I see it another. I’m glad you have something to hate, though.

Phallic For Heisman:

September 7th, 2009
7:21 pm

I think as the UGA QB, I am the best of all the QB’s in the country. Just wait till we play UF. I am going to throw at least 5 picks, if I can stand long enough to let go of the ball. I am the man, and I have the plan to watch our team be the worst in the land. THWG!

Ramble On:

September 7th, 2009
7:24 pm

Lifelongdog: I must admit, a few calls were bad and did not go UGA’s way. However, your team would not have won the game anyway. Your players had numerous chances for picks and could not hold on to the ball. I don’t hate UGA, I despise them. Your team is in for a long year. If your lucky, you will beat SC, but Arkansas, UF, LSU, TENN and GT will romp your team. Also, Vandy and Arizona State could beat you as well. I say UGA loses at least 5 games and probably more like 6 or 7. THWG!

LifelongDawg

September 7th, 2009
7:32 pm

Well then, I’m glad you found something to despise. Maybe when the Jackets have the ball GIVEN to their opponents inside their own 20 yard line (TWICE) you’ll see the damage such calls can cause. The only difference is I don’t hope it happens like that. I like the game to be decided by the players.

bob

September 7th, 2009
7:45 pm

“So you have a full stadium each week how nice but consider this it’s full of people that have glomed on to UGA in order to get some kind of self estem in their blue collar lives. Got that?”

You need to check your math again, their stadium is full of mostly graduates and a few others that have been successful, its amazing that you kill your own argument since you call everyone blue collar yet a blue collar worker could never afford season tickets.

I have known plenty of GT grads, they are nothing to write home about and we understand where they get their disdain for UGA and love their usual losers in their empty home stadium, GT were the geeks that got picked on by people that had self confidence like those at UGA.

Also, UGA has people around the globe as well, I worked in germany, I had 5 people come up to me in the month I was there and talk to me about my georgia hat, and to be fair I had one tech fan sitting next to me on the plane ride home that said he hated my hat.

Tech is good at engineering, UGA is good at everything else, with one of the finest business schools, law schools, and veterinary medicine programs in the country.

Sad Dawg

September 7th, 2009
7:59 pm

You are all FULL OF Sh!T

tommy

September 7th, 2009
8:01 pm

I dissagree about the acc. Other than VT, the teams that got beat were at the bottom of the ACC anyway. I am a big GT fan, but I think everyone is underestimating North Carolina. They were really good last year til there QB got her. I hate to say it, but they dominated Tech. I hate Georgia bulldogs, but Mark R. needs to go back to calling plays. Bobo ain’t getting the job done. That just didn’t look like UGA of this era Saturday. Tierod Taylor looked like I thought he would. He sux. If he plays fast athletic defenses he is just like Vick. He can’t beat you with his arm.

tommy

September 7th, 2009
8:02 pm

Bob, what a waste of comments. LOL

David

September 7th, 2009
8:17 pm

Tony – It seems like UGA needs to hold open try outs for a kicker who can actually get a ball into the end zone on kickoffs…I don’t understand how a team like UGA cannot accomplish this? With all the soccer in the state of GA, I am certain there is a strong legged fellow running around on UGA’s campus that can boot it!

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
8:18 pm

Riddle me this, why don’t we see more male cheeleaders these days? This is an outrage that needs to be dealt with at a Congressional level if need be. Write your Congressman. At Tech, we are of a more Progressive stock, we embrace male flag corp participants, if only the rest of CFB was a forward thinking.

takedowndawg

September 7th, 2009
8:19 pm

Give Joe Cox one quarter, and if ineffective bring Grey or Murray in. Not making necessary adjustments during a given quarter is inexcusable whelther on defense, offense or special teams. Do not continue to let games get out of hand. We all see what the end result is when you keep on your “rail” game plan. If you game plan is not working, MAKE CHANGES!! Please for the sanity of your troops. Be a Patton(like gen.). coach Richt, rather than an elementary school administrator.

Tokyo jacket

September 7th, 2009
8:34 pm

Review of my predictions:

Wrong – I thought VT would beat Alabama
Correct – UGA got beat by the third or fourth best team in the Big12
Correct – Tech beat Jax St
Correct – rumblings are starting and CMR will be on the hotseat by the end of the year

UGA fans, you need to face that you actually do have a good coach, but I’m thinking the Tech, UF, and LSU games are definite losses. Then, you’ve got to play Ark, SC, AU, Tenn, and ASU, which could all go either way. There’s a real chance that you might not make it to a bowl game this year. I’m not saying you’re a bad team, but you’re an average team and play a lot of really good teams. 8-4 will be a great year for UGA.

Does the ACC’s poor showing actually help the teams at the top? Parity was our downfall last year. It looks to me that FSU, GT, VT and UNC will not be losing to teams like Wake, Duke, UMD, and UVA this year. Each of those teams cost the four teams at the top a much higher ranking. Look for the ACC to have more teams ranked in the top 15 than they did last year.

Life Coach

September 7th, 2009
9:03 pm

People are lashing out at Joe Cox purely based on his last name. It is homophobic bigotry, pure and simple.

TrueCrimson

September 7th, 2009
9:07 pm

Georgia is going to feel the effect of losing players early to the NFL and to injury. This is going to be a tough year for the Dawgs, but I don’t see CMR leaving. I think that there’ll be a major shake-up in his staff instead.

An early loss to a good team is better than a late loss to anyone. There is still a lot of football to be played.

Joshua Barlowe

September 7th, 2009
9:13 pm

Morgan Burnett is an All- American. A real journalist would know how to spell his name.

4tix4dogs4cokes

September 7th, 2009
9:14 pm

TrueCrimson — How dare you introduce logic and reasoning to this message board, you are obviously out of step with the prevailing “wisdom” and insight on display here.

Denver Dog

September 7th, 2009
9:27 pm

Tokyo Joe, don’t go out on a limb there and pick any hard games. Why not try a few tough ones. Ok, I’ll give you credit, you did pick OSU the #5 team in the US to beat UGA. The rest of them were pretty much slam dunks. Good thoughts about parity though!

Gen Neyland, not sure about the season openers which you speak. Seems to me UGA lost to Ok State and UT beat WKU. This is about this year isn’t it. Looking forward to seeing more from the mean machine. I think they may be pretty good after all is said and done. As long as Kiffin doesn’t start calling time outs to do coaching.

Ramble on, who in the world knows what you are babbling about thses days. Most of what you do is cut and paste and put it on all of the blog sites. Must be somehting they are teaching over at North Ave these days.

GT rules terrorist! Just remember, living in the past as you seem to do by your academic references will leave you way behind. Where is Bill O’leary when you need him? The original academic fraud extraordinare’/

Gt4ever

September 7th, 2009
9:28 pm

It is going to be a long year……. If they play as well against Clemson, we will be run out of the stadium!

45ACP

September 7th, 2009
9:29 pm

Life Coach
September 6th, 2009
1:34 pm
A lackluster win. We looked like we were asleep. I think Jax St was better than last year and they are not a bad team in their league. I HOPE we were looking ahead to Clem. We will know a LOT more about our team Thursday night. THWG

Life Coach
September 7th, 2009
6:27 pm
Azzwipe I’m not a GT fan, not a UF fan, not a Bama fan, not a LSU fan. Get a little more creative and you might figure out that…………………………?

Well at the very least your credibility is gone.
So what else should we believe from you?

Nate

September 7th, 2009
9:35 pm

Denver Dog, please ignore my fellow Jacket, GT rules. As a Tech fan, yes we have a lot to be proud of with Paul Johnson here, but it’s just the first week and a lot can change over the season and we have no reason to go on the UGA pages to talk trash until our team produces. Georgia shouldn’t be alarmed, they will bounce back. I believe a Bama fan said you guys would go 6-6. I highly doubt this. That’s almost impossible. I see you guys finishing somewhere close to 9-3 probably the same as Tech.

TOP JACKET

September 7th, 2009
9:38 pm

ohhhh god!!!! you uga people crack me up, you always make excuses. things will not change in athens, you will always be overated and will never have the national championships we have at gt. get over it and move on. there is no whining in football….lmao

bob

September 7th, 2009
9:48 pm

I love GT fans talking about 8-4 being an average season, does anyone else see the humor in that?

If someone would have told a GT fan they were going to be 8-4, they would be thrilled, now they beat georgia once in 9 years and all of sudden they think they have a great team when they still didnt even win their conference last year and wont win it this year either.

And like it or not GT fans, you are going to lose to UGA this year, then all will be right with the world again.

TrueCrimson

September 7th, 2009
9:56 pm

4tix4dogs4cokes

September 7th, 2009
9:14 pm
TrueCrimson — How dare you introduce logic and reasoning to this message board, you are obviously out of step with the prevailing “wisdom” and insight on display here.

Sorry ’bout that 4tix4dogs4cokes. Guess I’m just too old-school for this blog?

;-)

not a dog grad

September 7th, 2009
10:04 pm

dogs still flying under the RADAR?

4tix4dogs4cokes

September 7th, 2009
10:09 pm

BTW TrueCrimson, the Tide looked like a typical, hard nosed, hard hitting, fly around the field Bama team….looks like it will be you guys and LSU again…not buying the UM hype just yet….LSU looked underwhelming in Seattle thought, so we will see.

hugedawgfan

September 7th, 2009
10:17 pm

Striker, I couldn’t agree with your assessment any more. For all those homers who were comparing Cox to Shockley’s season(and Cox hadn’t even started his campaign) are totally oblivious-Way to go UGA fans, settle for mediocrity once again—not even sure we can be called second best in East, third best in SEC.

nochancedogs

September 7th, 2009
10:30 pm

Po little dog fans believed too much of their own hype, po little dog fans smoked a little too much pipe. Why am I so happy, why am I having so much fun, for the season dogs have one loss and wins, they have none

nochancedogs

September 7th, 2009
10:33 pm

Both Ga Tech and Clemson has won a NC since Ga has. That tells you all you need to know about Ga football. It sucks

Paul's Johnson

September 7th, 2009
10:40 pm

Techerheads, FSU’s qb Ponder is going to pick your B Team defense apart.
You might have an improved O but defense wins championships.
Everyone will have had ample time to study and and come up w/ a game plan for your offense and I think you will see that a few teams will be successful in slowing your scoring percentage down but your defense won’t be able counter the offense against several teams that have balanced offenses.
Like I’ve said all along, 4-5 losses.

iz4bama

September 7th, 2009
10:51 pm

How ya like them apples ACC fans? As for VT going toe to toe with Bama; Bama put 498 yards of offense on VT’s D with 3 new starters on the O-line and a new QB. If Bama had not hurt themselves many times in this game, it would have been a whipping on the scoreboard too, not just on the field.

I’m just going to say it right here, right now. By the time we play Florida for the SEC Championship, we will be a well oiled machine, and this time, WE WILL FINISH and beat the Gators and win the National Championship against Texas.

nochancedogs

September 7th, 2009
10:54 pm

Dogs will have 4 to 5 losses by early Oct. No bowl for dogs this year

GTman

September 7th, 2009
10:54 pm

1. UGA will be 7-5 this year at best with no hope of winning the SEC east. Play Murray now and take your lumps. You also might want to find someone who can teach all those 4 and 5 star players to tackle.

2. Oklahoma is done. BYU will lose to FSU. Forget about both of them.

3. Tennessee has great talent – they always have. Fulmer just lost control. The Vols will go 8-4 this year and will get killed by UF and Alabama. Kiffin and company will turn them around, but just like UGA will be playing for 2nd place in the SEC East.

4. The ACC is only a mediocre conference this year. Duke, Maryland, Wake, NC State, BC, and UVA are terrible. Clemson, Miami and North Carolina are good and coming. VT, GT, and FSU are solid programs. None of the ACC (or anyone else) can match the big four – UF, USC, Texas, Alabama. These programs are in a class by themselves this year.

5. There is no defense in the ACC that will be able to compete with GT offense this year. Our biggest question is DT play – can we stop the run and pressure the QB up the middle?? We have a chance to win every game, but will need some luck to go our way. UF will win every game despite luck. We will kill UGA. We will lose to UF in the NC game.

THWG! 45-42, only the beginning.

DOGGIE IN NC

September 7th, 2009
11:43 pm

So, does everyone think the flu bug did Joe in, OR maybe there is some truth to the rumor about his throwing arm having problems. Guess we will find out this weekend. GO DOGGIES!

stony

September 8th, 2009
12:02 am

FSU-Miami is over. Neither defense looked capable of stopping GT. If Wommack and company can come up with a couple of stops, Tech should win against both teams, although scoring could easily reach the 80’s.

macrotech

September 8th, 2009
12:45 am

Wow!!! After the first week of football, so many have it all figured out!!! For the first time in the history of ncaa football, the offense that Tech is running now will be figured out, the sec is superior to the acc, uga is out of the mix and has no hope, and ‘bama will win it all! Great season everyone! Better luck next year…..or, we could just continue to play the season out and see if there aren’t any surprises?!

TechBuzz

September 8th, 2009
1:41 am

With all their talent, facilities, fans, money, tradition……why does georgia have as many national titles in football in the last 30 years as Georgia Tech, which has little money, average facilities, fewer fans, etc., but 100 times better academic quality??????? UGA: university of football—home of developmental studies!

Tokyo jacket

September 8th, 2009
5:48 am

Nate, WAY OFF dude! UGA has games against UF, LSU and GT remaining. Which of those do you expect UGA to win? They have to win one of those three and EVERY other game against Ark, USC(e), Tenn, Vandy, Kentucky, ASU, and Aub. Do you really see that happening? If you do you’re either a complete moron or the greatest prognosticator since Nostradamus.

People really don’t understand that college football is much more about psyche than talent. If it weren’t, why on earth did Alabama lose to Utah last year? Why on earth did Oklahoma lose to BYU? Psyche. UGA has a very damaged psyche right now. They’ve also got a tough first four games that very realistically could put them in an 0-4 hole. I guarantee if that happens, someone will be fired.

People talked about the fear that Miami could go 0-4. Now, since beating FSU, I’m wondering if they could go 4-0. Oklahoma’s certainly beatable. We’re vulnerable.

snapshot

September 8th, 2009
6:57 am

Hmmmmmm, a lot of crazy talk here and only one game into the season. CPJ is a great coach and I agree with him about the JSU game. Tech looked like they were at a toga party from the second quarter on. I hope the players GOT HIS MESSAGE.
We are loaded with talent!!!!!
Go Jackets and pay attention.

Bill

September 8th, 2009
7:07 am

The ACC – wow – Just a few years ago they bring in BC, Florida State, and Miami – It looked like a power house conferance. Now, with losses to William and Mary, Baylor, and Richmond – this league should not be in the BCS.

LuvsMeSumKiffin

September 8th, 2009
8:23 am

Mark Richt: the new Phil Fulmer of the SEC. As a Vol fan, I know the signs and can definitely see them in the UGA program. Enjoy your ride down.

TommyJack

September 8th, 2009
8:23 am

typical over-hyped Richt team.

ramblinman

September 8th, 2009
8:46 am

TechBuzz…you have never been more right about UGA. They have EVERYTHING and yet have accomplished very little from a national perspective. You forgot to include they have a top 5 recruiting class EVERY year and what do they have to show for it? They definately do less with more while GT does more with less…plain and simple.

Go Jackets!

Die Hard Tech Fan

September 8th, 2009
9:33 am

For those of you that can’t wait for Thursday and Saturday. Here’s your scores on Tuesday. Tech 27 – Clemson 16. Georgia 20 – USC 10.

DawgByte

September 8th, 2009
10:01 am

Mr. Barnhart, your analysis could use the David Ching touch, because it’s rather thin. Although Cox is a SIGNIFICANT drop-off from Stafford, Joe wasn’t the problem on Sat. When Tony Ball our WR coach doesn’t have a clue that Wooten and Brown did not get on the field, you know there’s a serious problem. When you can engineer a TD drive using two QB’s and the wildcat formation and then completely forget what you were successful at, then you know you have a serious problem. When an OC and his staff have months to prepare for the 93rd best defense in Div. 1 and you can only muster 10 points, you know you have a serious problem. When you can’t figure out how to get the ball into your primetime WR’s hands, you know you have a serious problem. What I’ve enumerated above is just a quarter of the mistakes this offensive staff made this past Sat.

Not to pile on, BUT I’ve never seen a CMR team lay such a coaching egg. Special team foul-ups, defensive ends that are playing fundamentally unsound football. What part of the word “Contain” does coach Fabris not understand? Fabris’ DE’s continue to get sucked inside while QB’s go around them and gain big yards. This is been happening for years and nothing changes. How can they see the film and not realize how to fix it?

Make no mistake this is a transitional year for UGA. Like Mark Bradley, I also predicted a 8-4 season, but that is based on a rebuilt offense and not a rebuilt coaching staff. Mark Richt is going to have to change his philosophy about his assistants. They don’t run the show Coach Richt does. CMR needs to replace Fabris as Special Teams coach effective TODAY!

Otto

September 8th, 2009
10:11 am

DawgByte, I agree special teams was another great disappointment. UGA has plenty of weapons but did not use them. Pollack needs to be hired in a DL coach, CMR needs to take over as OC, and someone needs to take over as OC. Again no excuse for Wooten or Brown not to be on the field and it would not hurt to put Carlton Thomas in motion, get him in space and use him. I was hoping for 10-2 but it is down to 8-4. Hopefully we see some big improvement this week.

[...] Mr. College Football, Tony Barnhart, says one of the things that must improve is Georgia’s quarterback play. Cox was battling an illness throughout the game, but struggled after the opening drive. Barnhart [...]

Chris F

September 9th, 2009
5:43 am

<—————-Another pissed off vet.

Life Coach, You should not only apologize to army vet you should apologize to me. I have found your comments on this blog offensive more times than not. You attack anyone who has a different opinion than you. I didn’t like you a week ago, Now I sure as hell don’t care if you walk out in front of a moving bus.

Yellow Fuzz

September 12th, 2009
9:20 am

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Yellow Fuzz

September 12th, 2009
9:38 am

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Romase

October 3rd, 2009
9:18 pm

JH Arnold

October 31st, 2009
7:15 pm

The University of Georgia has played bad all season. The one position that stood out above all was the position of QB. Joe Cox just was not the QB that team needed. His throws are tremendously slow and every time he telegraphs where he is throwing. I don’t understand why he was not removed from QB the fourth game of the season and start the development of another quarterback. Now the season is wasted there was no development of another QB and it appears that the University of Georgia is in for a disappointing 2010 season and more. The future of UGA football looked bright at one time but now is gone.