Florida is vulnerable. But can Georgia do anything about it?

Florida is still No. 1 but the reality is that the Gators are bringing a very vulnerable football team to Jacksonville on Saturday to play Georgia.

The offense, which was unstoppable a year ago, is simply not playing well. There is no question that the Gators miss offensive coordinator Dan Mullen, now the head coach at Mississippi State. But more than that Florida misses the ability to stretch the field vertically as they did a year ago with Percy Harvin and Louis Murphy. Nobody is scared that these guys are going to go deep anymore.

 Tim Tebow is starting to press a little and is trying to do too much. He was sacked six times against Arkansas, a game in which Florida turned it over four times. Tebow threw two pick-sixes against Mississippi State, which meant the Gators had to work way too hard to win 29-19 in Starkville (You may insert your officiating reference here).

 The defense is beat up and tired because it’s been on the field too much. Linebacker Brandon Spikes (groin) and several other defensive starters who sat out last week, however, may be back.

 Urban Meyer is taking the temperature of his team to make sure that guys don’t start pointing fingers. If I’m a Florida defensive player, I’m wondering why my offense is suddenly missing in action and is starting to give away points.

 The bottom line is that Florida has all kind of issues. They have a perfect 7-0 record but are playing less than perfectly. They look like a football team that is trying to tread water until Dec. 5 and the SEC championship game, when they expect to turn it up a notch. That’s a dangerous place to be, mentally and physically, in this league.

 But for the life of me I’m just not sure that Georgia can do anything to take advantage of it.

 Sure, Georgia has had a week off since beating Vanderbilt. But what is Georgia actually going to do on the field that would give them a chance to win this football game?

 Georgia has gone down to Jacksonville many times with the lesser talented football team. But all through the history of this rivalry the Bulldogs have found a way to win because players stepped it up and, in some cases, played the best game of their lives.

In 1966 Florida and quarterback Steve Spurrier were favored to win their first-ever SEC championship. Spurrier was on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy. But a pair of defensive All-Americans, Bill Stanfill and George Patton, got after Spurrier in the second half and Georgia won, 27-10.

 In 1975 Florida was supposed to finally win the SEC championship with one of their more talented teams ever. But Erk Russell’s first “Junkyard Dawg” defense would not let the Gators score a touchdown. They kept it close so that tight end Richard Appleby could throw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Gene Washington and stun the Gators 10-7.

 In 1985 Georgia upset No. 1 Florida in Jacksonville because Tim Worley and Keith Henderson just ran the ball right through the Gators and defensive end Greg “Muddy” Waters had a career day rushing Florida quarterback Kerwin Bell and Georgia won 24-3.

 In 1997 Mike Bobo played one of his best games as a Georgia quarterback. Robert Edwards and Hines Ward were magnificent. Jim Donnan called his best game as Georgia’s head coach and the Bulldogs dominated the No. 6 Gators 37-17.

 In 2007 Knowshon Moreno ran for 188 yards, a career high, and Matt Stafford threw three touchdown passes. Florida was vulnerable that day because Tebow had a bad shoulder. Georgia rolled up 413 yards and beat No. 9 Florida 42-30.

 But as you look at this Georgia team, you wonder: Who can step up and do something exceptional?  Can somebody on this team have a career-defining moment and at least put Georgia in a position to win?

 I think QB Joe Cox is that kind of guy. I know A.J. Green is. Linebacker Rennie Curran is a warrior. But look at the numbers and tell me how Georgia wins this game:

 103rd in rushing (108 yards per game)

 84th in scoring defense (27.7 ppg)

 119th in turnover margin (minus-11)

 117th in penalties (9.29 per game)

 90th in passing defense (238.29 ypg)

 70th in total defense (365.57 ypg)

 95th in time of possession (28:28)

 The response to that question should be that the numbers don’t matter. It only matters how these two teams play for 60 minutes in Jacksonville. In the past some flawed Georgia teams have found a way to put it together and have a magical afternoon against Florida. But what about this team?

 I’m not here to beat up on a Georgia team that has clearly had its struggles since a 3-1 start. All I know is that I was down on the field for the last five minutes of the Tennessee-Alabama game last Saturday and I saw two football teams playing their guts out to win a huge rivalry game. I saw some great players make some great plays with the game on the line.

 At Bryant-Denny Stadium I saw the kind of effort Georgia is going to have to give to have any kind of shot in Jacksonville. I just wonder: Does this Georgia team have that kind of effort in them?

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ARdawg

October 28th, 2009
11:06 am

Pdawg

Certainly it is a reflection on the coaches ability. I for one would be tremendously please if WM and MB actually displayed some ability to get the team ready. Then they can work on doing it without an extra week. Maybe these dolts will actually start fighting for their job

GSU Eagle 91

October 28th, 2009
11:11 am

Tony, while reviewing these stats for UGA I have to point the finger at the PENALTIES…Many of these have allowed opposing offenses to remain on the field which = more yardage, more points for the opposition, and less points and wins for UGA. Coach Richt is like an extension of Coach Bowden @ FSU. Imagine the result with just 2 or 3 penalties per game…..
I know this sounds a bit nutty, but TCU has looked like a serious contender all season. I believe they could beat Texas, and play the SEC champ to the last play…

gdawginkalamazoo

October 28th, 2009
11:13 am

Look, Martinez will be in Athens next year regardless of the outcome of this game. He will not be the DC instead he will be moved to a different capacity to keep his salary and job. Fine with me. I didn’t think the defense was suppose to be a problem this year with the middle of the line back and the LB’s playing tough. The ends we knew might be shaky at best but looks like a couple of the kids are getting the hang of it. Great talent there we can’t waste it another year.

David Granger

October 28th, 2009
11:18 am

The Dawgs certainly CAN win, but that’s a far cry from saying they WILL.
Our defense remains extremely vulnerable to: (1.) the opposing QB catching us blitzing, and hitting his safety-valve receiver for a key first down (or worse), and (2.) the “hesitation draw play” just running right through our soft (and sometimes nonexistent) middle defense at the most critical times. And Tebow is about as good at both of those as any QB in the conference. And I frankly haven’t seen any sign that Georgia’s defense is adapting to stop it.
The Florida offense runs a LOT better when Tebow doesn’t carry the ball so much. I think (to some small degree) both Urban Meyer and Tebow are trying to “pad” his stats a little, to help in the Heisman race. But they’re a much better team when Tim doesn’t carry the ball a whole lot except in key third and short situations.
Right now I’d just settle for ONE game without UGA allowing a long kickoff return.

Gordon

October 28th, 2009
11:22 am

Question for Dawg fans: If you could only beat one, would it be GT or UF?

Advantages of beating UF: National recognition for beating #1, revenge for timeouts, beating a team that has dominated you recently, jump-start to season with 5 games to go (although remember you lose to GT as part of the deal).

Advantages to beating GT: Shut M, Saint Simons, and others up. Good way to end season (especially with a bowl win). 8 out of 9!

Well, which is it?

Vol of reason

October 28th, 2009
11:22 am

Ohio State fan. I am by no means a Big 10 fan, but your points on UGA this year and OSU’s historical past can’t be disputed. Emotional irrationality does not replace fact.

dan

October 28th, 2009
11:26 am

Alright,enough! This “revenge” talk needs to stop. “Revenge” is such a lousy form of motivation anyway. I mean if you can’t get up to play your rival in a nationally televised game with National Title implications for at least one team, then you shouldn’t be playing division I football.

The only people that really care about this “revenge” factor are the media and the fans. I can almost gurantee you that the players don’t care. And even if they did, it’s only going to give them a little bit of juice for like a quarter. After that, it comes down to fundamentals and game plans. The team that is better prepared wins. Period! Fans on both sides can whine about endzone dances and timeouts, but the bottom line is that UGA won in 2007 because they were better prepared and outplayed Florida, and vice virsa for the Gators in 2008. As a Bulldog fan: the endzone dance was fun, and Florida got their “revenge” the next year. So let’s just get excited about another SEC battle, and leave the BS out of it this year.

Georgia is Next

October 28th, 2009
11:27 am

Only if the Georgia D hold the Gators to under 20 points because I will guarentee one thing, the Gator D will not give up more than 20 points. They have yet to give up more than 20 and will continue that trend at least through the regular season and probably their last 2 games too. 7 Games = 4 Touchdowns Allowed, 58 Points Surrendered………….by the defense.

Saint Simon

October 28th, 2009
11:27 am

Me likes big hairy football players. Me likes GT football players.

RedneckDawg

October 28th, 2009
11:31 am

I thank weed jus as soon beat them techsters so then weed have bragin rights at the trailor park.

FalconUGAFan

October 28th, 2009
11:32 am

@Gordon Easy for me. GT is doing well and beating them would be sweet, I would prefer top beat UF. Our program has taken a hit this year and we could use the “points”. Main reason is they are #1 and have owned us of late.

mat

October 28th, 2009
11:33 am

Same nonexistent running game, same inept D that’s out of position, same mediocre QB, same overmatched coaching staff, same predictable play calling.

Definition of insanity- doing something repeatedly the same way and expecting a different result.

B-Town Dawg

October 28th, 2009
11:33 am

Sadly, this is the only game on the schedule, year in and year out, I go ahead and put down as a loss and don’t have the slightest hope of winning. The most frustrating thing about this game is that it doesn’t seem to matter about the UF personnel they trot out on the field. I think it has solely to do with the ‘Gator’ written on their helmet. Until they get over this obvious headgame they lose before the coin flip, they’re going to continue to get beat.

Kendawg

October 28th, 2009
11:33 am

I will be surprised if our offense can score more than 10 points on FLA. Also, with our defense, one of the worst in modern history, we’ll be lucky if Tebow doesn’t look like Peyton Manning Saturday. I can’t see the Dawg defense holding anybody under 35 points. Looks like a blowout coming.

Vandy

October 28th, 2009
11:36 am

Party at Joe Cox's to watch SEC Title Game

October 28th, 2009
11:36 am

Joe Cox formally invites you to a party to watch the SEC Title Game
December 5th 2009
5 P.M.
2009 Penalty Lane – Athens, Ga 30605
BYOB

pvbeachdawgfan

October 28th, 2009
11:37 am

I have been a Georgia fan all of my life, and this is the first time I have been totally embarrassed by the fan base. Do any of you think the players and coaches aren’t aware of the negativity that is being spewed by so-called Dawg fans? Also, what about the recruits and their families? Show some class and support your team, win or lose! Fans can assist in building confidence in both players and coaching staffs, so let’s get behind them and show our support.

Just know that no matter how you feel about the coaches and their ability (or lack thereof) to coach this team, the players need to know we are behind them! Also, Mark Richt has been loyal to Georgia, so we need to show him our continued support and allow him the opportunity to “right this ship!” It may not happen this year, however, after the season is in the history books, there will be some changes made for the better. He will get it right eventually, and, in the interim, all of the Dawgnation should support this team and our coaches. Shame on most of you for giving up and saying we have absolutely no chance to win this game Saturday. With that attitude, it’s no wonder the players find it difficult to play in this hostile environment – their own fans have turned on them!

I will be at the game and will be cheering as loudly as I can for this team. I DO believe we can win, no matter what everyone else says. Keep the faith, believe in miracles, and you may be surprised at the outcome on Saturday. I do believe, I do believe, I do believe…! GO DAWGS!!!!!

TN fan

October 28th, 2009
11:37 am

I think you always want to beat your conference rival. Beating Tech would be nice for those living in Atlanta, but as far as your long range goals the Florida game means more.

VegasGT

October 28th, 2009
11:37 am

Good Luck Dawgs.

I am pulling for UGA in this one as a win does nothing, but help GT out. That, and I have absolutely no reason to root for UF other than the fact that they are playing UGA.

There is always a chance for a UGA win. That is why they play the games. Granted, UGA will have to have one hell of a good game or UF will have to have one hell of a bad game, maybe both, for UGA to win, but it ain’t impossible.

Go Dawgs, make the state proud and push UF out of the top 10.

Miles

October 28th, 2009
11:41 am

Georgia won’t beat Florida…not a chance…

FLA DAWG

October 28th, 2009
11:41 am

Clearly this is a Big Opportunity for The Dawgs served to them on a silver platter. It’s possible Cox connects given the line protects and the backs will run if the blocks are done. The Gators have looked vulnerable on Offense and The Dawgs Defense can hold if the Pass Rush is bold.

But looking at the performance of both teams this season my guess is The Gators win by 14 or more. I’d sure love to see an upset though!

Ed

October 28th, 2009
11:44 am

Dawgs are big underdogs, but we’ve been there before. Georgia has a long history of upsetting heavily favored Florida teams, even in the post-Dooley era. We were supposed to have no chance in ‘75, or ‘85, or ‘97. 2007 is the latest example. When you look at what Ron Zook-led Florida teams did to us in ‘02 and ‘03, it’s easy to see that being the favorite means little in this game. It’s time to party like its 1985.

Besides, Florida’s one of the least impressive undefeated, No. 1 ranked teams I’ve seen in a long time, and there’s no way that Georgia is that bad. They have to get hot on both sides of the ball sometime this season, might as well happen on Sat. after two weeks to prepare.

Georgia 27

Florida 17

blazer

October 28th, 2009
11:45 am

RUN GATORS RUN!!!!!!!!!

Jawja Fan

October 28th, 2009
11:46 am

I hear Shreveport is beautiful this time of year….

Gen Neyland

October 28th, 2009
11:47 am

Both squads got the digs out of the way the past couple years. This one ought to be a bit more on the up and up. If UGA establishes a run game, the Heave and Catch offensive scheme has multiple opportunities. Everyone knows CUM’s playbook but can’t or haven’t been able to do anything to stop it. UF’s secret weapon is they began utilizing another RB besides Tebow last week. What was it, 90 yds on 12 carries..? ST’s ought to offer some of the most exciting plays in this game…Lopsided or down to the wire is pretty much the order of the day.

Gatorzone

October 28th, 2009
11:47 am

http://

check out richt last year on the timeout reaction
thebiglead.com/?p=9067

Robert

October 28th, 2009
11:47 am

Georgia wins this game 30-14. I want Florida to win, but I know it’s not gonna happen. GA will be fired up for this game with nothing to lose to make everybody forget the year and FLA has all the pressure of trying to stay un-defeated and get to a national championship game. For FLA to lose this game may be the best thing for them to get motivated because even with one loss, they will not fall further than No. 2.

Gatorzone

October 28th, 2009
11:48 am

thebiglead.com/?p=9067

StraightJacket

October 28th, 2009
11:48 am

Tony, the compelling question in this game is NOT whether Georgie can rise up and win against a vulnerable team in a rivalry game. You answered your OWN question with the historical examples.

No, … the compelling question in this game is how in the WORLD can the awesome dawgs, a Top 10 program in the imagination of their fans, be a double-digit underdog? After all, they’ve got a roster FULL of Top 10 talent, if you believe what dawg fans tell me about their players. Could it be …. underachievement? Nah,….

As Ronald Reagan once said, “facts are stubborn things”. The compelling part about this game is that EVEN GEORGIA FANS admit that a win against UF would be a great upset. And I find that interesting given the esteem with which they so often view their “reloading” program.

Looks a WHOLE LOT MORE like “rebuilding” to me.

I just hope CMR has enough sense to keep “stability” in the program by retaining Coaches BooBoo & Martini!!!

;-)

Gatorzone

October 28th, 2009
11:48 am

JP

October 28th, 2009
11:51 am

As a Gator fan, I am worried about this game. I really believe UGA has the talent to win this game and if Florida plays like it has the past 2 weeks they will flat out lose.

Skipper

October 28th, 2009
11:51 am

All through the history? Seriously? If Gators are guilty of thinking that the series began in 1990, you are just as guilty of of thinking it ended then. Three wins in 18 seasons is hardly “all through” anything.

athensdawg

October 28th, 2009
11:53 am

Ultimately, the Georgia Florida game has boiled down to one thing.
Heart, Guts, Toughness, whatever you want to call it.

The team with the most “heart” has won the game. When dooley was coaching, those intangibles were on the georgia sidelines. In fact, when Erk left, so did a lot of the “heart.”

The evil genius turned the tables on those intangibles. So much so that it carried through the Zook years until Urban could re-stoke the fires.

At UGA, we have a bunch of Tin Men coaching our football players. (no heart.) No heart equals a lack of effort against lesser opponents and giving up when you should be fighting for victory. No heart = belief that a system is greater than motivation…and the list goes on and on…

So, in terms of who will have the most highly disciplined, motivated squad for this game – without a doubt, it will be the boys in Orange and Blue. Forget their past performace…this is Florida/Georgia. This is not MSU and Arkansas….where Florida can clock in and win. (although lately it seems as if the same applies to uga…) Florida has its sights set on bigger things and we are just one obstical in the way.

However, we need to remember that every year, when Georgia is on the ropes, Richt seems to pull an improbable victory from his backside…in 06 it was the win against Auburn…in 07 it was in Jacksonville… Each of these victories is used as proof that the “system” is valid and doesn’t need changing. However, in 08…well, in ‘08, the magic had seemingly run out….

Which brings me to my conclusion, and the bigger issue here. Let’s say that for some crazy reason the planets align and Georgia pulls what will be probably the biggest upset in the history of the series on Saturday. And, lets say that this motivates our players to run the table…or at least win three of the next four.

We all know what the story line will be. “The system works, all coaches and coordinators retain their jobs.”

I want to win just as bad as anyone….but I have to wonder if a victory on Saturday will just provde another excuse for perpetuating the heartless mediocracy that has become georgia football.

It’s a tough time to be a Georgia Bulldog.

Buck Belue

October 28th, 2009
11:55 am

I like small boys.

TidePrideGA

October 28th, 2009
11:57 am

No, they have little chance to win. Bama and Florida are on a collision course to meet in the SECCG. I think they both get there undefeated.

mansup01

October 28th, 2009
11:57 am

Hey UGA! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! First mean old Spurrier and now mean ald Meyer. It is a well known fact that UGA has never lost a game fairly, in which the opposing coach was not a mean old bad sport! And the officials are in on it too! You know, I just think everyone is jealous of all those national championships UGA wins every year. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Ed

October 28th, 2009
12:01 pm

“Take advantage? We got a bunch of cry babies more worried about when Myer takes time outs than the fact the score is 49 – 10! Your butt is kicked all over Jville and you’re crying about the timeouts?”

Right on, 78 Dawg. My thoughts exactly. We should be more concerned about the 39-point beating than the timing of Meyer’s timeouts. We should be more concerned that, down only 14-3 and having thrown an interception deep into Florida territory, the entire offense stood around in a daze and let Florida’s defensive back run nearly untouched down the sideline to the UGA 1. We should be worried that on the subsequent play, Percy Harvin went untouched into the end zone on a routine option pitch. We should be worried that from thereon, Florida outscored us 28-7.

In other words, we should be concerned that this Georgia team GAVE UP. Quit. Waved the white flag. Sort of like the Tennessee game this year. Or the ‘07 Tennessee game. Or in a handful of other games in the past 4 years.

I have faith that an inspired, tough Georgia team will emerge to take on Florida this week in Jax. I’m counting on a rested and well-prepared Georgia being embarrassed enough about the RESULT of last year’s game to take it to a tired, ragged Florida team that seems ripe for an upset. I even predicted a 27-17 Georgia victory because this year feels a lot like ‘85, ‘97 and ‘07 to me. But even if I’m wrong, I think a lot of Georgia fans would like to see Georgia play with HEART, DESIRE and COURAGE this year.

If the best this team can muster is offense about a couple of late timeouts, then it is truly a troubled program at this point.

How2fish

October 28th, 2009
12:03 pm

pvbeachdawgfan great post…and all this hype about CMR did this and Meyer did that is ALL BS..this is Ga vs Fla….and dawg fans we have suffered these slimy reptiles toooo long..its time to punch them in the face and take their lunch money..then steal their girls..all this “If you make them mad they will beat u by 50″ crap..if they can let them…I would like to beat the Gators by a 100 and endzone dance 10 times ! To be the best you have to beat the best and all these “fans” that think the program is going the wrong way..ALL think the dawgs have NO chance…well to you I say put on your Gator skirts and kiss St .Meyers butt all you want…I think Tim Tebow and the Gators are the best team in the nation right now..and I want to kick their slimy Azzes..Go Dawgs…

Paul Hamilton

October 28th, 2009
12:03 pm

If you get Tebow out of the game, there is a slim glimmer of hope for a win. Outside of that I just don’t see the Dawgs getting after it, especially after the way they played against tenn.

KJ

October 28th, 2009
12:04 pm

“I’ll put Ohio State’s record and championships up against anyone – particularly against Georgia – and come out feeling pretty good.”

That’s because none of your “championships” came by virtue of playing an SEC team for the title… we all know what happens when you’re forced to man up and do that, don’t we…

g-diggity

October 28th, 2009
12:06 pm

I have worried more about miss state, lsu, and ark than UGA for some reason. I just have a feeling that this could be the week that the UF offense and greenhorn offensive coordinator addazzio acutally wake up. if that happens, look out as It could get out of hand quick. If UF turns the ball over and the Oline plays poor and predictable bad tebow draw plays, then it could be interesting. I’ll give UGA the most credit I can based on what ive seen so far, and give Floirda the least credit the same way and I still come out with UF 31…UGA 10…..

JEM

October 28th, 2009
12:08 pm

I’m not a Georgia fan but am a Texas Longhorns graduate and fan. I will be a Ga fan when GA plays FLA on Saturday, though. For some reason, even after a pitiful effort by Florida on this past Saturday (Might I add Alabama, also) Texas is still 3rd with FL at one and Bama at two. Go Longhorns into the BCS position you deserve!!!

Bibble

October 28th, 2009
12:09 pm

How2Fish said: “and dawg fans we have suffered these slimy reptiles toooo long..its time to punch them in the face and take their lunch money..then steal their girls”

I mostly agree, but have you seen their girls? Let’s punch them, take their lunch money, but let ‘em keep their girls. Ours are much better.

The King of rim shots

October 28th, 2009
12:09 pm

The only way Georgia will get back to the SEC Championship game is if they buy a ticket !

Thank you! Tip your waiters & bartenders people.

GMan

October 28th, 2009
12:10 pm

Vulnerable? Not sure about that, but UF hasn’t played a complete game yet for 4 quarters. The stats say UGA leads the SEC in two categories: Net punting and Sacks Allowed. Not the categories you want to lead. Whereas UF leads in 8 of the 17 categories including #1 in Pass Defense and #2 in Rush Defense. In the SEC:

UF is #1 in Rush Offense while UGA is #5 in Rush Defense
UF is #7 in Pass Offense while UGA is #11 in Pass Defense
UGA is #12 in Rush Offense while UF is #2 in Rush Defense
UGA is #3 in Pass Offense while UF is #1 in Pass Defense

The numbers look more skewed when looking across the entire FBS. I will say that each game is its own. This a heated rivalry that goes back way before the celebration in the end zone and the timeouts of last year. The teams will be told that over and over.

dawgrific

October 28th, 2009
12:11 pm

I have an idea! From now on, when tech losers show up on our article boards, lets just TOTALLY ignore them. While we dawg fans, and anyone else, are trying to have a discussion about articles relating to our team, we should just act like the pathetic/insignificant/insecure techies that consistently “infest” don’t exist at all. They will be silent, after all, before long, especially when the a-hole that is pj leaves to go to a real program with real fans and real sold-out stadiums. GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not Disappointed!

October 28th, 2009
12:12 pm

This blog is more depressing than the “Chan Gailey days at GT!” The game hasn’t begun and some of the uga bloggers are preparing a funeral. Florida has issues. I do believe Teebow & Country are good, but it’s not the same team as last year.

Good luck until late November.

Ramblin Wreck
PS. To my dawg of dawg brother. Have a fun an a safe trip home.

How2fish

October 28th, 2009
12:14 pm

g-diggity the most credit and you get UF 31 UGA 10 son how long have you been watching this game? The gators were better in 07 that there are at this point in the season……and the dogs were better last year..how in the hell can you come up with that crap…if UF plays at their worst the dawgs will beat the snot out of them…if UGA plays their best and UF does too UF wins..but make no mistake UF lays an egg and we will prevail. and while I’d like to win by 100…in some ways a 1 point win would be even sweeter.

Buckeye H8R

October 28th, 2009
12:14 pm

Hey Ohio State fan I see the suckeyes play New Mexico State this weekend. What’s the matter? Youngstown State wasn’t available this year?

TidePrideGA

October 28th, 2009
12:15 pm

That’s because none of your “championships” came by virtue of playing an SEC team for the title… we all know what happens when you’re forced to man up and do that, don’t we”
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As much as I hate the Big 10 and Ohio State, your program in Athens can’t even compare to the one in Columbus. 2 National Championships and you dawgies think you are one of the greatest programs ever. Dream on.