Can Georgia handle a little praise?

 

 

Five burning questions as we head into the weekend:

 

 

1. Can Georgia handle a little bit of praise? Last week’s win over Auburn doesn’t erase all of the of the problems that Georgia has had with this football team. Those problems are still considerable. But Georgia has not won two straight conference games since it beat South Carolina and Arkansas way back in September. Can the Bulldogs, who got a little love this week, handle it and take care of business against Kentucky? Can they build on it and actually play well for two weeks in a row?

 

2. Can LSU get excited, or even interested, enough to win at Ole Miss? If LSU beats Ole Miss on Saturday and Arkansas on Nov. 28, the Tigers will finish 10-2 and punch their ticket to the Capital One Bowl in Orlando on New Year’s Day. But LSU is not going to a BCS game because No. 1 Florida and No. 2 Alabama are both virtual locks to be there (and one conference cannot have more than two teams in the BCS). LSU had a serious Alabama hangover last week before finally beating Louisiana Tech. Last season the Tigers stumbled at the end, losing to Ole Miss and Arkansas to finish 7-5. Ole Miss showed some life last week in totally destroying Tennessee 42-17. LSU fans won’t be happy with another lackluster finish.

 

3. Will Clemson take care of business against Virginia? I remember two years ago when all Clemson had to do was beat Boston College to clinch the ACC Atlantic. But the Eagles and Matt Ryan had other ideas, winning 20-17. This Clemson team appears to be different. The Tigers and C.J. Spiller have scored 38 or more points in each of their last five games. Spiller has become a human highlight reel and shows no sign of slowing down against a Virginia team (3-7) that packed it in a long time ago.

 

4. Why is Alabama playing Chattanooga? Why is Florida playing FIU? I understand why Alabama is playing the Division I-AA Mocs (6-4). Auburn, its next opponent, has this Saturday off and the Alabama-Auburn game is on Friday, Nov. 27, instead of Saturday. So if Alabama can’t have a week off like its state rival, then it needs to have a pretty stress-free game. Florida also has its big rivalry game on Nov. 28 against Florida State followed by the SEC championship game on Dec. 5. Remember that a few years ago the SEC changed the rules and now REQUIRES schools to play on the last Saturday in November instead of taking the week off before the SEC championship game.

 

5. Is Tennessee going to bounce back against Vanderbilt?  Tennessee was on a nice little roll when the Vols got on the plane last Friday and headed to Ole Miss. They had trounced Georgia. Lost a 12-10 heartbreaker to Alabama and then crushed South Carolina and Memphis. The energy around the program was high. Then three players get arrested for armed robbery and the Vols get trounced (42-17) in Oxford. Then this week the story broke that a player was cited for shoplifting earlier this month. Coach Lane Kiffin needs to get this thing out of the ditch and beat Vanderbilt and Kentucky to finish 7-5.

 

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200 comments Add your comment

Jambi

November 19th, 2009
6:37 am

cal

November 19th, 2009
6:40 am

tebow loves bj’s

Tim Tebow

November 19th, 2009
6:41 am

so does tony!!

Big time?? Not

November 19th, 2009
6:51 am

Four tickets, four hot dogs, four cokes

[...] Tony Barnhart of the AJC asks if Georgia can handle a little praise? [...]

Dog Island Gator

November 19th, 2009
7:05 am

Tony’s trying to find a little love for his pups at the end of the year. Just like ground hog day…every year.

FactuAll

November 19th, 2009
7:08 am

is anyone on this forum an LSU fan? that program baffles me. they have as much talent as anyone in the SEC, but are underachieving. I haven’t heard any rumblings like you’re hearing at UGA, but the situation is similar.

Miles and staff are great recruiters, and I know Chavez is an outstanding DC…..but something is missing.

Big Time?

November 19th, 2009
7:09 am

Georgia sucks. Kentucky wins easy.

FactuAll

November 19th, 2009
7:12 am

Dog Island Gator

haven’t talked with my friends in the great state of Florida lately. what is the mood in Gainesville going into the SECCG?

I had to buy a few dinners after last year, but am hopeful that Bama can pull it out this year.

it should be one of the best games of the season/decade.

Dog Island Gator

November 19th, 2009
7:13 am

Coach Kiffen

November 19th, 2009
7:24 am

I am not a liar, I just dont tell the truth!

Nachos

November 19th, 2009
7:25 am

Can Georgia handle a little praise?

Can Tony Jabroni handle a sackful with cheese?

joe taxpayer

November 19th, 2009
7:26 am

UGA beat an Auburn team that has played 11 straight weeks,unranked, and on the road. Every ranked team UGA has played they have lost. Who knows how they will play against Kty. After 10 games this team is still unpredictable. Why? Is it because of the coaching staff? The way the staff was hugging each other you would have thought they had accomplished something.

Coach Kiffen

November 19th, 2009
7:26 am

Rashad Jones thinking of turning pro? bwhahaha, I thought they canceled the xfl?

SimpleDawg

November 19th, 2009
7:34 am

The Dawgs can handle a little love, but the Techies can’t….they’ve enjoyed the Dawg death watch waaaay too much. Georgia beats Kentucky, but this should be a shoot out…again.

Clempson beats the Wahoos to validate their ticket to the rematch with GIT. Frank Howard always called Virginia, “White Meat”. The enthusiastic Dabo Swinney will not allow the Tigers to lose focus when they’re so close to realizing one of their major season goals.

LSU vs. Ole Miss should be quite a ball game….as long as Ole Miss keeps Jevan Snead off of the turf. He tends to play scared if he gets hit a few times early in a game. Surely, Dexter “The Vexer” McCluster can’t have another game like he did against Tennysee…..can he? Daddy Kiffin had no answer for all of that wiggle and speed in open spaces.

Tennysee should beat Vandy…..provided that Thug U doesn’t lose too many more of their delinquents or felons-in-waiting. Lil Lane has found that college recruiting is a real crap shoot.

OSU vs. Meechigan has certainly lost some luster…..

How ’bout UConn being a “must win Game” for the Goldie Domers…..talk about losing luster. Wait until Stanford gets a hold of ‘em.

Dog Island Gator

November 19th, 2009
7:34 am

FactuAll, The mood in Gaisville and the whole Gator Nation is captivated. The Gators are within reach of a third NC in the past 4 years. They are undefeated this year. And all the pundits do is pick Alabama to win everything. We are anxious,excited and elated over the accomplishments of our Gators. And Tim Tebow. He’s been as exciting to watch as Hershel was in his day. Pick who you want. Our hearts and joy are with our Gators to finish the drill.

Mikey

November 19th, 2009
7:36 am

Here’s another burning question Tony:

Would NuKeese have been suspended for a half or a whole game if he was a gator?

Dale

November 19th, 2009
7:47 am

I’m an LSU alumni. But to see what they put on the field this year, with lackluster play, half assed execution, and we have beaten NOBODY GOOD YET ! Time to wake up our new AD and have some changes made. With our talent and 4-5 star athletes, we beat Louisiana Tech by 8 points ? What do they expect us to do ? Keep paying fees for a less than product ? Time to let the season tix go, stop tailgating at the stadium and do it at home and make them feel the ‘money’ factor ! Football is our money machine and we have bumbling Jarrett Lee as our QB ? Enough ! We need more coaching, more hard ass in your face chewing outs and realize we are playing way below our potential. I went to the game last week–third quarter I saw droves leave ! Droves ! Where does that come from ? We need to get current with the team and the coaches–both are letting us down !

kenny d

November 19th, 2009
7:55 am

My response to this article is WHO CARES?
1. who cares; UGA is irrelevant this year (just ask Pollak)
2. again who really cares; LSU coach is really class-Les and Ole Miss is still only good when a Manning is at QB
3. who cares; Clempsum wins in a blow out – UVA is only going through the motions; this is the most pathetic group of players that I can remember
4. Who cares; this is business as usual – Its the SEC for god’s sake; their OOC schedules are full of these cream puffs
5. the only people who give a damn about this game live in Shotgun shacks in back woods of the Appalachian foothills

Slim Pickens

November 19th, 2009
7:56 am

………Josh Nesbitt for Heisman

BCS

November 19th, 2009
8:01 am

Georgia has offered to play for free if they will let them into the BCS National Championship. BCS says OK! So, its the Dogs against whoever ends up #1.

FIU Alumni

November 19th, 2009
8:04 am

To see my alma mater mentioned in Mr. College Football’s Column, WOW!; Bring on the GATORS!

TommyJack

November 19th, 2009
8:09 am

Dale, are you two people?

Eric

November 19th, 2009
8:11 am

Two more burning questions: Why do those two southern power houses Georgia State and UAT have a game scheduled for next November? Has the SEC noticed that Friday the 27th is NOT the last Saturday in November?

Tide Rising

November 19th, 2009
8:12 am

The Kentucky game will be hard fought. It won’t be easy but I think Georgia beats the mildcats when its all said and done.

LSU and Ole Miss? Right now I would have to favor Ole Miss slightly because they are at home I think and because Ole Miss seems to have picked it up in the 2nd half of the season just like they did last year. They’ve got some momentum going over in Oxford.

Bama is also playing Chatanooga because we really couldn’t find a more respectable team to play 10 games into the season. Its hard to get a decent middle tier team to take off from their regular conference schedule to play an out of conference team this late. Georgia had the same problem and had to schedule Tennessee Tech in the 8th or 9th game of the season.

UT-Vandy- UT wins handily because Vandy can’t score against a pee wee team. UT may be distracted because of the robbery arrests and the rancor surrounding Kiffin being caught in another lie. Kiffin should seriously consider a hiring a PR person to speak for him. Every time he speaks he seems to lose even more credibility if that’s possible.

David

November 19th, 2009
8:14 am

With the season nearing the end… I’m really bummed. Let’s add a 13th regular season game!

neb dooh

November 19th, 2009
8:15 am

the better question is did ga grow up from the second qtr on i think the dogs grew a chest hair against the war tigers hey tony i will take you 2 and 2 at the rock and give you strokes on the par fours

College fan

November 19th, 2009
8:15 am

1. Who cares, a team with no discipline, and is irrelavent
2.LSU wins in a squeaker
3. Clemson never lives up to their expectations, and only wins by 7
4.Soft schedule, just about everyone is doing it.
5.Tennesse trounces Vandy

Shug

November 19th, 2009
8:17 am

As I an aside, I mention that I vowed never to attend another major league baseball game after the 1981 strike. I recall many other people making the same vow. I’ve not broken my word on the subject. Can others say the same?

GeoffDawg

November 19th, 2009
8:19 am

One thing to note is that the fourth player was also a freshman like the first three. By the time Kiffin gets an entire team recruited by his staff, the team photo will be a virtual line up.

GW

November 19th, 2009
8:20 am

I don’t hear the Dogs getting much love from the AJC, bloggers or fans. Where are you hearing it Tony?

College fan

November 19th, 2009
8:21 am

On another note, whats the over under on the criminal lock up on the Tenn. team. They are playing catch up to UGA at this point, but they are rallying.

GeoffDawg

November 19th, 2009
8:22 am

Good point Mikey. At least Nu’keese didn’t try to literally blind someone.

Gator Boy

November 19th, 2009
8:22 am

Tony,

I just heard Tebow is en route to the space shuttle to repair the shuttle’s thermal shields, but will be back in time for the FIU game.

Dang.

College fan

November 19th, 2009
8:23 am

GW, i think its because as most of us know that Auburn is an average team that the dawgs squeaked by. Most people arent buying this win as rallying cry. Just a win over an average team.

Huh?

November 19th, 2009
8:23 am

UGA getting praise? Where? By who?

They beat Tennessee Tech and a miserable Auburn team. Nice going, Dawgs.

Asheville Dawg

November 19th, 2009
8:24 am

Prized Tennessee recruiting class of ‘09, suddenly looking like a little less that they were. Can you say police lineup line. Alabama and Florida have non SEC games against “Little Sisters of Mercy” so they don’t stub their toes on one of their poor Patsies.

D

November 19th, 2009
8:25 am

What the hell…Do they not have trash cans in Athens?

Give It Up

November 19th, 2009
8:26 am

4 thousand tickets, 4 thousand hot dog wrappers, and 4 thousand coke cans strewn across North Campus…

kenny d

November 19th, 2009
8:26 am

I didn’t think anybody cared, so I missed a couple of mortgage payments… who knew?

athensdawg

November 19th, 2009
8:27 am

consistency? the only way you are going to get consistency is for mark ray donnan to put it in his gameplan. and then, the only way that is going to happen is if the players execute.

has anyone here noticed that bobo’s play calling is just like Donnan…..
One series we run every play – until something doesn’t work, then we abandon the run and pass.
The next series we pass every play.
The only different is that Bobo is incapable of calling a drive that just moves the chains on a regular basis. Once he gets the ball outside his own twenty, he has to start throwing bombs. I’m sorry, but we dont have the vertical passing game of the Raiders of yore, or even Bartkowski to Jenkins and Jackson. I think a lot of the SEC DCs play man coverage on us to suck bobo into throwing the bomb….sure, they may give up one td…but over the course of the game, he will throw so many that it will get you several 3 and outs…

daveo

November 19th, 2009
8:39 am

I love BJ’s too!!!

BubbaHawkins

November 19th, 2009
8:41 am

I’ll always love the Bulldogs but the lover’s spat won’t end until CWM is gone.

Thunderbolt Patterson

November 19th, 2009
8:41 am

Looking at the picture on the main page, it is clear that a lot of UGA fans couldn’t care less about their school. And you wonder where the trailer trash jokes come from???

DP

November 19th, 2009
8:41 am

Auburn, a team with little depth, was playing their 11th consecutive game last week and Georgia had to come from behind to beat them at home. Kentucky had some key players injured for big chunks of the season (Lindley their outstanding DB, the QB Hartline) who are now back. Georgia is playing without their biggest offensive weapon A.J. Green. Kentucky has 2 playmakers in Cobb and Locke that Georgia can’t match.

I think the game is a pick ‘em. If Georgia loses it won’t be because they couldn’t handle praise or looked past Kentucky.

12 & 21

November 19th, 2009
8:42 am

Eric you continue to be proud of your inbred ignorance. Yes UTC is a joke but lets remember the bottom feeders you barndwellers feasted on to get to 5 – 0 before reality came crashing back in. Please eat lots of turkey next thursday so you can sleep through the @$$ kickin that is coming to the ugliest little village on the plains.

Alphare

November 19th, 2009
8:44 am

Kinda agree LSU is underachieving with the talents they hauled in. The QB position has been weak since Russell left, and the coaches are not doing a good job working around the weakness.

But don’t feel too bad, Georgia has hauled in the same level of talents and nobody can tell they even have any talents. That’s bad coaching, my friends.

GeoffDawg

November 19th, 2009
8:47 am

DP – If Georgia loses, it will be because of poor coaching and scheming, not for lack of depth or talent. If you think Georgia doesn’t have the talent to match up with Kentucky, you’re smoking some of that blue grass.

MIke

November 19th, 2009
8:48 am

I think Nukese and Edwards were hanging out with Jimmy Johns and Jeremy Elder too much!

loel

November 19th, 2009
8:51 am

Who asked to add a 13 th game… college is not about football,,, its about education…

Ed McQ

November 19th, 2009
8:55 am

From Shug: “As I an aside, I mention that I vowed never to attend another major league baseball game after the 1981 strike. I recall many other people making the same vow. I’ve not broken my word on the subject. Can others say the same?”

Yes, I can. And with the Gwinnett Braves just up the road, I saw some good games this year without paying an arm and a leg for everything.

UGA FAN

November 19th, 2009
8:56 am

SORRY I THOUGHT MY MOM WAS GOING TO CLEAN UP AFTER ME. I GUESS SHE’S STILL CLEANING MY TRAILER…..

SadDawg

November 19th, 2009
8:57 am

Alas, no and no, Tony.

SCDawg

November 19th, 2009
8:57 am

I think it’s a little late for any kind of “love”. This program has been on a downward slide since the Alabama game last year, and it is going to continue that way until Mark Richt makes some significant changes.

Rodster

November 19th, 2009
8:57 am

The Dawgs are down and irrelavent to college football news. But let’s get some class and quit kicking them.

Ellie Mae

November 19th, 2009
8:57 am

Dawg Death Watch is on!

UK 31, UGA 28.

Make your reservations for Shreveport now.

Dawgster

November 19th, 2009
8:59 am

Why is Mark Richt still at UGA? Why hasn’t he been sacked?

Nachos

November 19th, 2009
9:00 am

Eric – get your lube ready son. Your gonna need it come November 27. Its gonna get ugly barn boy.

36-0, more to come.

D

November 19th, 2009
9:00 am

Shrug have you seen attendance looks as if alot of people have done the same.

DP

November 19th, 2009
9:03 am

GeoffDawg, I didn’t say Georgia doesn’t have the talent to match up with Kentucky. I said I thought the game is a pick ‘em, i.e. there’s not much of a gap in the talent. How many teams do Dawg fans have to watch their team get steamrolled before they realize that the recent recruiting classes have not lived up to their ratings? Coaching and scheming is part of the problem but not all of it.

SadDawg

November 19th, 2009
9:05 am

FactuALL, the difference in the rumbling here in Athens and the non-rumbling at LSU is the fact they have won something lately, namely, a Sec West, SEC Title, and BCS Title. That usually gives you a couple of years. We on the other hand, have underachieved, beginning with the Sugar Bowl after the 05 SEC Title. Even in ‘07, we still lost to average UT and SC. Underachievers…..

jumbeauxtiger

November 19th, 2009
9:07 am

FactuAll

“is anyone on this forum an LSU fan? that program baffles me. they have as much talent as anyone in the SEC, but are underachieving. I haven’t heard any rumblings like you’re hearing at UGA, but the situation is similar.

Miles and staff are great recruiters, and I know Chavez is an outstanding DC…..but something is missing.”

Part of the problem is QB. LSU had Perriloux(sp) ready to take over for Flynn in 2008. We all know the talent he has but when he was kicked off the team in May of 2008, we had no QB without any real experience. You can’t be a championship team if you don’t have good QB play. In addition the co-defensive coordinators, which was a bad move by Miles, was another major reason for going 8-5 last year. The D is much improved though. LSU gave up 103 points to Florida and Georgia last season and in 10 games thus far in 2009 has given up 137.

I felt in the offseason that LSU was a 9-3 team and if they went 10-2 that would be a very good year and a huge improvement. LSU has struggled at times on offense this year because Jefferson was very inexperienced and we lost Herman Johnson, an All-American guard, and a great blocking fullback in Quinn Johnson. Miles made a good hire in Chavis. One thing I do give Miles credit for is in most cases he hires good coordinators (ie Crowton, Pelini). Tiger fans fuss about Shepard not playing much but from what I have seen he is limited to what he can do and is simply just not ready. I believe he will be a great player in 2010.

All of this said, LSU has enough talent to beat Ole Miss and Arkansas. If we don’t it will be a disappointing season and there will be alot of unhappy LSU fans.

Geaux Tigers
Go SEC

Blue

November 19th, 2009
9:07 am

FactuAll November 19th, 2009
7:08 am

Really? An 8-2 LSU team whose only 2 losses are to the #1 and #2 teams in the country, and it is the same as what is going on in the UGA program? Dude…lay off the herb!!

Blue

November 19th, 2009
9:11 am

Yeah, Geoffdawg; a guy eye gouging in a football game is WAY worse than…say…armed robbery.

joe joe

November 19th, 2009
9:12 am

Hey Dale,
Southern Cal, UGA, & Oklahoma have as much or more talent than LSU. Watch what you wish for.

Whopper Dawg

November 19th, 2009
9:12 am

The Auburn and LSU QBs were UGA’s best players all year. Of course, 1/4 Willie has been our opponents’ best player all year.

dan

November 19th, 2009
9:13 am

1. UGA needs a big win this weekend vs. Kentucky. If they go out there and barely win 28-27, then they’ll get whipped against Tech.But if they go out there and win handily, I think they’ll give Tech all they can handle. But I’ll tell you one thing, UGA better not fall asleep vs. the Wildcats. Joker Phillips is a good OC and Rich Brooks has recruited good talent the last few years.

2. LSU better not take the Rebels lightly. Ole Miss beat them 31-13 last season, and even though have underachieved this year, they still have a LOT of talent on that team. McCluster is a beast!

3. I can’t ever figure Clemson out. But I’d like to think they can beat Virginia.

4. Alabama and Florida’s schedules are jokes. UGA needs to take note.

5. Vols should beat Vandy, but the Kentucky game could be a tough out.

Not Disappointed

November 19th, 2009
9:13 am

Georgia has improved and will win two in a row over Kentucky, but don’t expect the pups to have three wins in a row. Especially against my Jackets.

LSU vs Ole Miss should be a good grudge fight. It depends on who’s offense show up. I think LSU wins by 3 or less.

Clemson should take care business early on Virginia but expect CJ Spiller to click for the first three quarters and then take a rest. Clemson vs South Carolina should be a old deep southern fist fight.

Alabama and FLorida rolls…….

Tenn vs Vandy. This should be easy and fun for Coach Kiffy to get his team back on the winning side; moreover the “Right side of the Law.”

obscure reference

November 19th, 2009
9:15 am

12 and 21,
Please explain the 12 titles again. I am but a mere Auburn fan who has a hard time with math so please explain how UA counts 12 titles one more time.

Bottom feeders you say…LaTech lost to LSU #10 by 8…WVA got as high as #21 with loss to the #5 team and UT who took you…well you know how that went. AU had a rough season, depth and talent stacked against us, but we are a world away from where we were this time last year. Odds are against AU next week, but I wouldn’t look past us to FL.

Congrats to Saban on his first back to back 10-0 seasons. I said earlier in the year it wouldn’t happen. I was wrong.

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neb dooh

November 19th, 2009
9:20 am

yes the dawgs can handle a little praise now on offense they need to th row a few more routes to te and rb on defense for tech cover all 5 ol up front using owens at nose atkins and weston over guards and de on outside shoulder of tackles do not let tech line block downfield if possible must alternate curran gamble and washington in middle take olbs out cover wings with jones and banks corners are the same evans at safety

Loser

November 19th, 2009
9:26 am

Seventy-second!

Tech(poser)redneck

November 19th, 2009
9:28 am

The players and the university deserve some praise, the fans don’t. The dawg nation as they call themselves, have no regard for anybody. They don’t appreciate the players busting their butts to win a game. They don’t appreciate the coaches staying long hours looking at films and preparing for a game.Oh they stand up and clap when a kid gets up or is carried off the feild after an injury. And then only worry if he’s gonna be OK for the next quarter and can help the team WIN. They get drunk, party, and trash their campus. Which is a damn shame because UGA has a beautiful campus, with alot of tradition. UGA has one of the finest vet schools in the nation. Not to mention forestry, law, and many other courses. But its all about FOOTBALL, and WINNING.All that unemportant stuff can go to hell. Right dawg fans?

j

November 19th, 2009
9:28 am

joe joe,

UGAY has no talent. Did you miss the whole season or just start last week? To even mention them with those teams is an insult. Time to get a clue!

GeoffDawg

November 19th, 2009
9:29 am

DP – We’ll have to agree to disagree, you stated that Cobb and Lock couldn’t be matched by UGA which I heartily disagree with. UGA should have the talent to match Kentucky with their second string out there. Watching defenders constantly out of position and not reading simple keys to tip you off to run/pass is a coaching problem, not a talent problem. When Georgia’s performed well this season, it’s been mostly due to great individual efforts from players, not from a decent gameplan.

Blue – If that happened anywhere besides the football field, it’d be called aggravated assault which would be on par, felony wise, with attempted armed robbery. All the players involved were being thuggish but at least the victims in Knoxville weren’t at risk for having their vision seriously damaged.

Ryan

November 19th, 2009
9:32 am

How is LSU underachieving? Their only two losses are to the #1 and #2 teams in the country. One on the road and one a very tough, physical game at home. They’ll finish 10-2 and go to a very respectable bowl game…

Bama and Florida schedules are just fine. 8 SEC games + a conference championship are enough. Florida can’t help it that FSU is in the tank and Miami won’t schedule. Last year the Gators played Miami, Hawaii, and FSU. South Florida hits the schedule next season…ask FSU how soft the Bulls are…

Clemson is playing like a team possessed… CJ Spiller would get my Heisman vote right now. GaTech is in for a fight in Tampa with the Tigers… come to think of it, Tigers and Jackets could be just the game the ACC needs to get that championship thingy going. Finally an entertaining matchup.

Dawgs getting love? meh, I don’t see it…

Rupp

November 19th, 2009
9:32 am

Go Cats! Stuff the mutts. We beat Auburn too. So it will be a sweep in both football and basketball.

GeoffDawg

November 19th, 2009
9:33 am

Well, unless of course, they got a pellet in the eye. Then I’ll buy your argument.

Clay

November 19th, 2009
9:36 am

I hear UK is without Randall Cobb this week–the Dawgs will appreciate that. I think UGA understands that a win this week should put them in the Outback Bowl in Tampa on Jan 1 as the SEC East #2 team and they get the job done.

LSU and Clemson take care of business.

Bama deserves an off week before the Iron Bowl; but, UF should be getting hammered. Charleston Southern, Troy and Florida International all int he same year? Any other team would be crucified for having a schedule like that.

If UT can get enough players out of jail to field a team this week, they shouldn’t have any trouble with Vandy–a bowl team a year ago that’s winless in the SEC this year, amazing.

Nasty Nate

November 19th, 2009
9:37 am

And the only game Tech can sell out is UGA? So Sad.

Atlanta Gator

November 19th, 2009
9:42 am

1. No. This Dawgs team desperately needs a rhetorically forceful coach who can rally the troops. They are just as likely to lose on or both of their remaining games, especially after defeating Auburn last week. This team has a problem, but it’s not a lack of talent.

2. If LSU can’t get excited about playing an SEC divisional rival, the Tigers need to hang it up now. They can play for and 11-2 record and a lot of pride. We will see.

3. Even money. The Cavaliers hate the Tigers. Clemson better remember that, because the Tigers have a two-decade history of choking when the ACC championship is on the line.

4. The scheduling of Alabama and Florida’s opponents for this weekend is understandable, given the SEC rule requiring a game the weekend before the SEC Championship game. Charleston Southern in the second week of the season was no understandable but for the cancellation and rescheduling of USF.

5. Tennessee needs to finish Lane Kiffin’s first season with two wins, and they should be able to do it with their remaining schedule IF the Vols play to their full ability. If not, an upset could happen. This is the SEC afterall.

Atlanta Gator

November 19th, 2009
9:43 am

Clay—-No need to apologize for scheduling Troy; they are a respectable football team. Charleston Southern and Florida International, on the other hand . . . .

Lindsey

November 19th, 2009
9:46 am

Hey joe taxpayer you wrote “The way the staff was hugging each other you would have thought they had accomplished something.” I think a win over Auburn or any team is an accomplishment. GO DAWGS, BEAT KENTUCKY!!

Otto

November 19th, 2009
9:52 am

DP – Auburn, a team with little depth, was playing their 11th consecutive game last week and Georgia had to come from behind to beat them at home. Kentucky had some key players injured for big chunks of the season (Lindley their outstanding DB, the QB Hartline) who are now back. Georgia is playing without their biggest offensive weapon A.J. Green. Kentucky has 2 playmakers in Cobb and Locke that Georgia can’t match

Don’t forget Auburn is down to 4 scholarship LBs. UGA had to come from behind to get the win when their defense was tired. I am picking UK in this one.

Ole Miss had 20 something players miss practice with the the flu. Remember it only takes a few days to drop 20 lbs but weeks to get it back. LSU has not won a convincing game all year. I am going with Ole Miss.

LSU still makes the Outback and Ole Miss to this Cotton. GT goes to the Chicken Bowl where they get UT. UGA to the Capital One.

GeoffDawg

November 19th, 2009
9:55 am

Atlanta Gator – I don’t think CMR needs to change his rhetoric or coaching style to be successful but he does need to step up and make his staff accountable when the job isn’t getting done. It’s no coincidence that his best stretch was when Brian Van Gorder was the DC and he was personally calling the offensive plays. He needs a better and/or more experienced staff, not a louder yelling voice.

Otto

November 19th, 2009
9:56 am

Atlanta Gator the problem is Bobo, Fab, and CWM.

UGA early in the game gets 3rd and long against UF and Auburn. What is the call? A draw.

Chris Todd at one point 9 for 9

Auburn returns a kickoff for a TD.

cantondawg

November 19th, 2009
10:01 am

LSU FAN,

I really don’t consider close losses to Florida #1 and Alabama #2 to be a disappointing season. They played both games really close. Unfortunately, they played the two best teams in the nation.

Saint Simons

November 19th, 2009
10:16 am

Uga screaming ((((((( i have fallen & i can’t get up)))))))

GeoffDawg

November 19th, 2009
10:18 am

Dogs can’t talk Saint Simons. You’re thinking of that robot one from Doctor Who.

The Ghost Of Leonard Post-Toasties

November 19th, 2009
10:20 am

And, to continue Tony’s fine article….

Number 6 – Who will win the “Most Likely To Attract Thugs” title in the SEC? The Bulldawgs and the Volunteers are locked into one of the tightest competitions in years for thug recruits. The “Tennessee 3″ added a member to become the “Kiffen Quartet” this week, but the Dawgs still offer sideline gansta rap dancing while behind on the scoreboard, drving without licenses, and opportunities to sell rings on e-bay, provided the Shreveport Bowl gives rings anyone wants to buy. It’s a close one – WHAT’S A THUG TO DO??

Number 7 – Will Al Davis be desperate enough to draft Reshad Jones? Sure, Reshad has earned his nickname “Cheap-Shot” Jones, and he would be a nice fit with the Oakland Playas, but don’t forget those Rap-Sheet Bengals in Cincy might want the services of a cheap shot artist as well.

Number 8 – Pulling Against The Home Team? It’s one thing to rant and rave about firing a coach. That’s normal in lean times. But you know its bad when Dawg fans actually are depressed to see their team beat Auburn because they fear it only prolongs the agony that has become of Willie and Fabris at UGA. There’s more than a few Dawg faithful pulling for KY this Saturday, and more than a few who view the inevitable clock-cleaning adminstered by Paul Johnson’s Jackets as necessary surgery. As they say around the old medical school – sometimes you have to hack off a limb to save a body.

up and onward

November 19th, 2009
10:24 am

yes a little love for the Dogs todays, a song dedicated just for that:

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

Elliot Ness

November 19th, 2009
10:24 am

1) Yes they can, and the question is will they be all that they can, or will the youth and inexperience cause them to revert to undisciplined, careless play.

2) LSU, should win easily. The question is which OLE MISS team will show up. Hot and Cold is the Houston Nutt signature.

3) Clemson and Yabo Dabo Doo will take care of business. They have alot to play for and UVA is playing for the coaches job. Next UVA coach Derek Dooley.

4) Becuase they can, and becuase the media lets them get away with it.

5) The mean machine should handle Vandy without much problem.

Should be an intersting weekend to say the least, could be that the entire UGA staff is on the line, as well as that of Mich, UVA, Notre Dame, Colorado and Illinois.

Go Dogs

3)

AD Waits

November 19th, 2009
10:26 am

Tony,
If the SEC requires teams to play on the last Saturday in November, why does Vandy have a bye on the last Saturday in November this year? Not that they would be in the SECCG anyway…just wondering.

Thanks

suwaneedawg

November 19th, 2009
10:27 am

All you SEC fans enjoy the Dogs down year. While it has been tough for us and we hope to see changes, we have the faith in CMR to do the right thing after the season. If he does not, then he will own the situation lock, stock, and barrel. Look for a different attitude from this team over the next three games and that does include a bowl game.

Miami Vice

November 19th, 2009
10:30 am

What is up with this Saint Simons character?

If Alabama and Florida are such great programs, why can’t they find some respectable teams to play in these OOC games?

One Less player that Lane Kiffen has to take to Michigan to play in the big house?

Call it Like It Is

November 19th, 2009
10:38 am

You just can’t help throwing hate Florida’s way can you?

Bottom line they have won 20 straight games!

Beat everyone on their SEC schedule, next, is Bama! They don’t win pretty, but WIN THEY DO!

Gators win another SEC and NC!

Enough Said!

Christian Dior Dogg

November 19th, 2009
10:39 am

Tony, our beloved Dawgs should annihilate Kentucky, because their uniforms are just tacky!

The only question is, what color helmets will our boys wear?

Palatka Bob

November 19th, 2009
10:41 am

Can anyone remember a team with a weaker schedule than Florida’s which has stayed “#1″? No doubt Florida is strong and deserves a top 10 ranking but Charleston Southern? Florida International? Troy? Gator fans will take the rank but it is a little embarrassing for college football.

Sonny Crockett

November 19th, 2009
10:46 am

Miami Vice, you’re nuts.

In addition to their SEC schedule, Florida plays FSU every year. Although FSU has had a couple of off years, nobody looks to schedule them as a creampuff. I guarantee you there will be some hard hitting in that game, and anything could happen.

Thunderbolt Patterson

November 19th, 2009
10:54 am

“In addition to their SEC schedule…..”. They played LSU…that’s it. Other than LSU, what’s the highest raniking SEC school the Gators played this year??????????

killcasualfan

November 19th, 2009
10:59 am

Tony, glad you finally recognized the myth of the “SEC weekly grind”. While the rest of the country is in the weekly grind of their conference schedule at this time of year, most SEC schools have every other week off. LSU had a bye week Oct. 17, Tulane Oct. 31, LA Tech Nov. 14. All this while virtually playing nobody during September.

Thunderbolt Patterson

November 19th, 2009
11:00 am

I wish the NCAA would schedule all the OOC games.

jumbeauxtiger

November 19th, 2009
11:14 am

The Dawgs should be able to beat the Wildcats, will likely lose to GT and then go to the Outback or Chick-Fil-A. Lose to UK and they will end up in Memphis, Birmingham or Shreveport.

LSU will have Jefferson, QB, T-Bob C and Dickson, TE back in the starting lineup against the Rebs. The Tigers are a better team than Ole Miss but whether or not they play like it remains to be seen.

Clemson will take the Cavs and sets up for once an interesting ACC title game.

We all play rent-a-win teams like Bama and the Gators have on Saturday. As a fan they are not much fun and no doubt both sides can’t wait for the SECCG.

Lane found out in Oxford that it’s a major challenge getting players up every week. This is not taking anything away from the Rebs who played well.

Millie in Royston

November 19th, 2009
11:21 am

UK is going to hand Richt his next – but far from last – beatdown this year. It will be ugly, and “FOR SALE” signs will start pooping up in Mark Richt’s front yard, to be followed by a sea of signs after Tech puts an azzwhupping on him a week later.

UK 38, UGA 24.

You Dawg fans make sure your Tivo is working so you can replay the SEC championship game over and over!

dagnabit

November 19th, 2009
11:23 am

Urban handles that major challenge every week. This year. Looks like Bob Stoops and Brian Kelly are going to duke it out for the Notre Dame job. To bad for Jawja. It might be 2030 or so before the bulldogs even have a chance to win in Jacksonville.

Millie in Royston

November 19th, 2009
11:26 am

I’m sorry, I forgot to post the Tech-UGA score.

Georgia Tech 59, UGA 24. Tech will substitute freely in the 3rd quarter to give the Dawgs a break and to rest their starters for the ACC championship game.

jumbeauxtiger

November 19th, 2009
11:27 am

Otto

November 19th, 2009
9:52 am

“LSU still makes the Outback and Ole Miss to this Cotton. GT goes to the Chicken Bowl where they get UT. UGA to the Capital One.”

I believe you have this backward. The Cap One has the first pick after the BCS and Sugar and will take the highest ranked SEC team. That currently leaves only LSU. If Ole Miss beats LSU and Miss State then they would be ranked and I believe the Cap One would take the Rebs. If UGa goes 7-5 and UT beats UK and Vandy I think the Outback will pick the Vols and the Dawgs go to Atlanta. If the Vols lose one of these games and UGa is 7-5 I believe the Dawgs would go to Tampa.

The only scenario I see the Cap One possibly taking UGa is if the Dawgs win out to go 8-4, LSU loses to Ole Miss and State beats Ole Miss.

The Cap One, with the 3rd pick, will not invite an unranked SEC team. I think there will be only 3 SEC teams, maybe 4, ranked on bowl invitation day. Thus the pickings for the Cap One will be slim.

Millie in Royston

November 19th, 2009
11:27 am

From dagnabit: “It might be 2030 or so before the bulldogs even have a chance to win in Jacksonville.”

Maybe sooner if they fire Mark Richt and the other bozo coaches. :-)

20 wins in a row

November 19th, 2009
11:33 am

Great season Dawgs, very respectable. Don’t forget to send cards and gift baskets down to Gainesville in appreciation of your friends, the Florida Gators, for finishing out the SEC regular season undefeated.

Willie Martinez's Mixer

November 19th, 2009
11:41 am

Willie Martinez invites you to a Mixer to watch the SEC Title Game and kick off the 2010 season
December 5, 2009
4 P.M.
4117 Defenseless Avenue – Athens, Ga 30605
B.Y.O.B.

David Granger

November 19th, 2009
11:41 am

Georgia will beat Kentucky, but it’ll be a much harder game than it should be. Under Coach Richt, Georgia never seems to blow teams away, even teams that we are significantly more talented than. Don’t know why…

Coach O

November 19th, 2009
11:42 am

1. Can Georgia handle a little bit of praise?

Kentucky is banged up. Winning two weeks in a row won’t cut it. Can they win 3 in a row? That’s the relevant question.

2. Can LSU get excited, or even interested, enough to win at Ole Miss?

They’d better. This could be a close game, but if it is, then Coach Miles might want to polish up the old resume.

3. Will Clemson take care of business against Virginia?

I’ll be shocked if they don’t. Cavs are 3 & 7 — and the 3 aren’t that impressive…

4. Why is Alabama playing Chattanooga?

There’s a long history between the coaching staffs at these two schools. Bama is doing them a favor by sharing the wealth with the Mocs. Doesn’t hurt to schedule a tune-up game prior to the Game Formerly Known as The Iron Bowl either.

5. Is Tennessee going to bounce back against Vanderbilt?

Shouldn’t have to bounce very high to handle this year’s Dores. Heck, even GT managed a come-from-behind victory over this squad. ;-)

GeoffDawg

November 19th, 2009
11:44 am

20 wins in a row – Florida’s been playing football for over a century now, correct? It’s about time they had an undefeated season. Hope Bama doesn’t ruin the celebration for you.

JHillsman

November 19th, 2009
11:51 am

Tony I was aware of the rule the SEC had in place that every team had to play on the final Saturday in Novemeber. I actually like that rule but what loophole did Vanderbilt find, they are off on Nov 28th. I mean we know there chances each year are not great but I’m interested to know what loophole they found?

Delbert D.

November 19th, 2009
11:58 am

“Randall Cobb is questionable, at best”

Rich Brooks, quoted by the AP in today papers.

Coach O

November 19th, 2009
12:04 pm

JHillsman,

Vandy’s ‘trick’ was finishing the season without a bye week. They will have already played their 12 games.

Browncoat

November 19th, 2009
12:16 pm

suwaneedawg

November 19th, 2009
12:23 pm

Millie, time to put down the Marlboro and leave the trailor for a bit of fresh air. I would not talk trash until you get past the ACC Championship game. Until you get past this “it’s all about beating UGA” mind frame how can you GT fans be taken seriously? You can’t even sell out your home games for Gods sakes! Redneck and stupid is no way to go through life Millie. Leave the trailor.

johnny weissmuller

November 19th, 2009
12:31 pm

I’d rather be 10-1 with a legitimate shot at winning my conference and going to a BCS bowl and have 2 people in stands than 6-4 (best case end up 7-5, worst case 6-6 in the reg season) and have 90K fans in the building

This will be Richt’s first time losing two straight years to both UF and GT

Get ready for it

Porty

November 19th, 2009
12:32 pm

Those questions are burning? Seriously Tony, no one cares about any of those questions. You are reaching…………again. You’ve really mailed it in this year.

Will

November 19th, 2009
12:40 pm

Big Tone,

I think my UGA D has finally turned the corner. Plus the fact that Marcus Washington and Sanders Commings are finally playing more.

Now get this……… UGA will not only trounce Kentucky but beat GT then win the Outback Bowl! Then I can say something I have wanted to say all season. All UGA haters can kiss my UGA ass!

The American People

November 19th, 2009
12:44 pm

“Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” – President Obama.

johnny weissmuller

November 19th, 2009
12:44 pm

…and what will you say if you lose 3 straight and end up 6-7?

Ga boy

November 19th, 2009
12:49 pm

I think it’s just wonderful that Barnhart is finally giving some love to the Dawgs. He has treated them with no respect all year. By golly it is long time coming Tony. You should be ashamed of yourself.
heh heh

Ga boy

November 19th, 2009
12:57 pm

Tony you are missing a real opportunity here. This is the perfect time for you to drum up support for changing the rule on limits of 2 conference teams in BCS games. I think you could make a wonderful case for allowaing both LSU and Mississippi play in the BCS games along with UF and Bama. Hell it’s our birthright here in the south. You can do it Tony. Everybody knows that even Vandy would beat Texas or TCU or Cincy etc. It’s the SEC afterall. Once another team saw a SEC across the field they would just fold. Just tell em who you are Tony – Mr SEC err Mr College Football.

Go Tech610

November 19th, 2009
12:58 pm

Praise….Praise for what? Beating an Auburn team that is just as unranked as UGA. Praise for winning the battle of the unranked?

Christ, UGAg wins one game and every one is quick to praise them.

Not me, they are unimpressive and irrelevant. Period.

Go Tech610

November 19th, 2009
1:01 pm

Will, “Big Tone,

I think my UGA D has finally turned the corner. Plus the fact that Marcus Washington and Sanders Commings are finally playing more.

Now get this……… UGA will not only trounce Kentucky but beat GT then win the Outback Bowl! Then I can say something I have wanted to say all season. All UGA haters can kiss my UGA ass!”

UGA’s defense has turned a corner. WOW! they played a good game. Turned the corner? Hardly. If Auburn would have kept running the ball they would have won that game.

UGA’s run defense is soooo weak. GT is going to eat that defense right up.

gatorman770

November 19th, 2009
1:03 pm

Hey Mikey would Riche suspend University of Georgia safety Terreal Bierria (arrested in the killing of a Louisiana man in a suspected dispute over drugs) a half a game or a whole game if he had done it in Athens? I see no reason to bring up all the felony arrest of a former UGA quarterback in Texas, but the point is there’s been serious crimes committed by UGA players over the years and UGA still leads the SEC in arrest over the last 4 or 5 years, albeit most have been alcohol or traffic violations as have most of the Gators arrest have been.
Urban had 1 low life player steal a dead girls credit card and a (former Atlanta or Dekalb county HS gangbanger) steal a lap top and both players were kicked off the team.
Spike’s stupid retaliatory attempted eye gouging (after having his eye gouged and helmet ripped off by thugdawgs) is not even close to the UT players attempted armed robbery and it would take a real pea-brain to compare the two.

G8R GRAD

November 19th, 2009
1:05 pm

December 5th is HUGE.

Ga boy

November 19th, 2009
1:10 pm

Hey gatorman770 – get your head out of your butt pal. What about 24 arrests in the Gainesville penitentary town. I love your hypocrisy though

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_college_uf/2009/06/janoris-jenkinscharge-misdemeanor-affray-and-resisting-arrest-without-violence-for-his-role-in-a-may-30-fight-outside-a-down.html

jawga boy

November 19th, 2009
1:11 pm

hey Ghost……. now hold on there. Wait just a minute ….. how bout ranking Rashad with Mr. Brandon ( hand in yo face) Spikes?

Doo dah- Doo dah

November 19th, 2009
1:12 pm

Hey gatorman770 – get your head out your butt pal. How about 24 arrests over the last 4 years in the Gainesville Penitentiary town? I love your hypocrisy though!!

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_college_uf/2009/06/janoris-jenkinscharge-misdemeanor-affray-and-resisting-arrest-without-violence-for-his-role-in-a-may-30-fight-outside-a-down.html

Kip

November 19th, 2009
1:17 pm

GT4EVER

November 19th, 2009
1:34 pm

“Four tickets, four hot dogs, four cokes”

UGA = 4 teeth, 4 losses, 4 million pounds of trash on campus after every game.

FRED

November 19th, 2009
1:41 pm

TONY I MAY HAVE MISSED IT BUT HAVE YOU COMMENTED ON THIS UGA COACHING STAFF LATLEY??

go tech

November 19th, 2009
1:59 pm

“Can UGA handle a little praise?”

Yes; their Gymdawgs are fantastic!!

Big Time Gogzugger

November 19th, 2009
2:00 pm

I think that Florida will beat my Crimson Tide in the SEC title game but will lost to the team it plays in the National Championship game.

Otto

November 19th, 2009
2:01 pm

Maybe I had Cap. One and Outback mixed up. I think LSU goes to Florida if they are ranked higher, which could happen even if OleMiss wins, and LSU usually travels better. Ole Miss to the Cotton. It could go either way and we’ll see how the season pans oout.

weatherdawg

November 19th, 2009
2:17 pm

It is better to keep your mouth(or computer keyboard) shut and let people think you are a fool than to open your mouth(or keyboard) and remove all doubt. Unfortunately, a whole bunch of you UGA haters have removed all doubt. Sad–very,very sad.

GT

November 19th, 2009
2:20 pm

For Georgia it is a ordinary SEC game not Auburn, sandwiched in between Tech and Auburn. Georgia is seriously not a good team and thinking they can just show up against Kentucky will get them beat. The team has no character and it will come out Saturday.

LSU kind of comes from the same barrel of fish. Hell they almost lost to Georgia because they joined the pups in their favorite game of acting like big, big two year olds. Is it just impossible to coach dumb jocks that think this is all about them, or is the coaching that bad. I think we are seeing a fat and happy recruit at these five star resorts call SEC schools that never achieve anything, they are, in their minds, already there. Then you have TB and the posse keeping them out of any meaningful games outside their conference, with the exception every once in a while like Alabama and Utah, so they only play other fat and happy superstars and let the rest of us eat cake.

DawginLex

November 19th, 2009
2:27 pm

How the hell do you know what kind of mindset UGA will come out with on Saturday? Are you in the huddle at practice? Are you in the locker room?

You dam well better hope that GT lives up to the hype and beats us because if not, you will have lost to the worst UGA team since 1996.

Lose to UGA and beat clemson and UGA becomes ACC champs as the 5th or 6th best SEC team.

Gen Neyland

November 19th, 2009
2:42 pm

weatherdawg : They come in many forms. You have the ones that follow a script, the ones that follow the leader and a few that love to incite all by themselves. Every now and then, one comes along that offers up constructive critisism and is quickly lumped into one of the ’standard hater-blowhard’ groups. We need to be able to discern the difference. What I’ve noticed is that people can’t generally talk football talk but are real good with accusations and inuendo. Aw, but’s it’s a blog…

Jason

November 19th, 2009
2:45 pm

Don’t worry dawglex
The only way we lose to you guys is if nesbitt and dwyer aren’t playing. So you got no chance. Keep dreaming though.

Atlanta Jacket

November 19th, 2009
2:47 pm

Florida plays the weakest and wimpiest out of conference schedule in college football. I expect Alabama to whip their collective butts in December. I won’t be surprised if FSU gives them a run for their money – even without Ponder.

GT

November 19th, 2009
2:50 pm

Why insult the 1996 team, if this team loses to Tech it may be the worst Georgia team since Dooley. Yet driving out of Athens Saturday night I did not gather they knew that. They were too busy cheering the victory over the worst team Auburn has had in years to notice they were bald men fighting over a comb.

iamurdaddy

November 19th, 2009
2:59 pm

“Alabama and Florida’s schedules are jokes. UGA needs to take note”

Really, last time I checked Bama’s SoS was 25th in the country. And that’s BEFORE the SECCG and the BCSNCG, so eat a turd you mutt-sucking darsh.

Russ

November 19th, 2009
3:02 pm

Is it just me, or has anyone noticed that Georgia will have played four teams in the top 12 by the end of the season? That’s one third (for you engineers) of the best teams in the country. Fla will have played two (prior to the bowl). Ala will have played two. Tex will have played one. Georgia Tech will have played zero.

Granted, Georgia will probably have lost to all four of their top twelve opponents, but isn’t that what kind of team we have this year. An easier schedule and a bounce or two here and their, such as in the LSU game or the Oka. St. game may have produced a two or three loss team, but would it really be any better?

People need a little perspective. Ever hear of a rebuilding year? The sky really is not falling.

ratherBgambling

November 19th, 2009
3:07 pm

Congrats to UF for 20 victories in a row, 19 by double digits.

With UGA it is always an excuse: the ref, the schedule, our coach sux.

Your pathetic!

Johnny Test

November 19th, 2009
3:10 pm

1. Georgia wins convincingly….31 to 13.. Ground game and defense continue to improve.
2. Clemson does as well…31 to 17.. Then they beat Tek in the ACCC.
3. LSU loses to Ole Miss..LSU is in a going nowhere stupor and Ole Miss is feeling their oats..
4. Alabama and Florida cruse.. Then Alabama beats Fla in the SECCG
5. Vandy upsets Thug U… 17 to 14. Two more Vols arrested for impersonating decent human beings..

It always amuses me to see so many tek fans in disguise are on this site blogging about UGA and how no one cares and how irrelevant the DAWGS are. How relevant will the Dawgs be if they upset the Jackets on the 28th? We will never know because the Jacket fans will disappear… guaranteed!

Gen Neyland

November 19th, 2009
3:13 pm

Russ : You want to see tough schedules, see Tennessee 2010…The stretch between 9/11-10/30 will look steep by today’s standard.

Dink

November 19th, 2009
3:19 pm

Gen Neyland:

Very tough schedule. Who will QB next year? Don’t you lose all of your OL as well? Good luck.

Russ

November 19th, 2009
3:24 pm

Gen Neyland, looks like a 4-4 start. Least Vol fans wont be calling for Lane’s job.

juvenal

November 19th, 2009
3:34 pm

male singular,”alumnus”…female, “alumna”…alumni is plural; college grads used to know that…

U-no

November 19th, 2009
3:40 pm

I predict, Kentucky bites the Puppies in the arse and wins this weekend. Fatheads wearing helmets make for confused thinking. And, it will be hard for the Pups to keep from looking past Kentucky to the next weekend. The defense will go to sleep one too many times and Willie will have more to explain.

Sam

November 19th, 2009
3:49 pm

I hope Tennessee loses the rest of their games. Maybe Elane Kiffin will find a little humility.

Delbert D.

November 19th, 2009
3:51 pm

Might be of interest to UGA fans -

Selected NCAA Passer Ratings
(Min 15 att/gm)

# 3 Mallett Ark. 164.96
# 8 Tebow UF 154.00
#15 McCoy TX 147.99
#19 Todd Aub 147.12
#23 Robinson OkSt 142.55
#29 Jefferson LSU 139.78
#36 Cox UGA 138.36
#40 McElroy Ala 137.24
#41 Crompton TN 136.32
#50 L.Jones OU 133.22

Papa Dawg

November 19th, 2009
3:51 pm

Couple of weeks ago the DAWGS were blasted for playing Tenn. Tech, now this weekend the #1 & #2 teams in the nation are playing WHO.
.

southridgegator

November 19th, 2009
3:56 pm

understand Kiffin is going to handle his shop-liftin thug internally. Wonder what the—– that means? anybody know?

Papa Dawg

November 19th, 2009
3:57 pm

Enter your comments here

dawg07

November 19th, 2009
3:58 pm

Don’t think Alabama deserves to play for national champion with their schedule. Remember Auburn a few years ago when they were undefeated with a weak schedule,

Papa Dawg

November 19th, 2009
4:01 pm

Maybe Kiffin understands now why nobody else wanted some of his star criminals I mean atheletes. Coach Richt for one does a little charactor check.

Delbert D.

November 19th, 2009
4:12 pm

southridgegator – He may think about it internally?

Gen Neyland

November 19th, 2009
4:27 pm

Dink : 2010 will actually be CLK’s first team offensively. Many players on this years squad were CPF’s and they will be leaving. There are some OL returning in 2010 that have play time but yeah, many gone. MLB has taken a real beating. #1 and #2 are down and a true freshman got thrown in apx mid way during USC East game, I believe it was. Tennessee will be very young next year all around and the schedule isn’t favorable. Personally, I’m giving CLK 3-4 years to make a difference happen. We’ll see from there…

Out of Town

November 19th, 2009
4:33 pm

I guess we’ll never get an answer to the Vandy schedule question.

Delbert D.

November 19th, 2009
4:45 pm

Out of Town – Nov. 28 is the 42 anniversary of the discovery of the first pulsar. It’s a big deal in the Vandy Dept. of Astronomy.

Delbert D.

November 19th, 2009
5:01 pm

Passer efficiency rating update:

Nesbitt GT 156.4, but he’s averaging 11.4 att/gm, not enough to qualify for the NCAA list (minimum 15 att/game)

Delbert D.

November 19th, 2009
5:12 pm

30-21, UGA covers 8.5 pts., and o/u is 51.

Big B CH 99

November 19th, 2009
5:16 pm

One of the reasons that everybody says the SEC is always the best conference is b/c U never hardly get to see a good SEC team go up against a good non-SEC BCS opponent in the regular season, most SEC teams play 4 OOC cupcakes, the only halfway decent OOC team Florida plays is FSU (having a bad yr).

Most SEC teams (w/ the exception of UGA this yr) are scared to play anybody OOC, b/c if they did & lost, then people might start saying that another conference is as good or better.

Ga boy

November 19th, 2009
5:30 pm

Big B CH 99

Hear hear pal- you are spot on.

Delbert D.

November 19th, 2009
6:16 pm

FSU can win *if* their replacement QB can remember where he left this 5 stars, and if Mickey Andrews lets Greg Reid freelance for 3 pick-6s.

jesse james

November 19th, 2009
6:16 pm

Rest in Peace UGA II – We will miss you!

jesse james

November 19th, 2009
6:39 pm

I apologize for blog at 6:16. I meant Rest in Peace UGA VII – We will miss you!

No brainer

November 19th, 2009
7:00 pm

RIP UGA VII

The University of Georgia’s beloved English bulldog mascot, who died of congestive heart failure Thursday, Uga VII, a replacement has been found – however fans of the Bulldogs are not happy.

About 100 mourners silently watched Uga VII’s body was laid to rest at Sandford Stadium, unaware that a replacement had already been christened Uga VIII.

Unfortunately, due to a poor telephone connection a Bullfrog will be the new mascot of the Bulldogs – forcing many to consider a name change for the Football team.

“What happened was that I called a pet shop and asked for a Bulldog – but the line was bad and anyways they sent a Bullfrog!” said Georgia president Michael Adams. Uga VIII is indeed a Bullfrog.

He’s a good one though.

Adams continued “Uga is a very powerful symbol of strength and tenacity, this new animal will be a unifying element for the entire Bulldog, I mean Bullfrog, Nation.”

Georgia fans though say that they do not want to be represented by a frog and are angry.

“It don’t sound right” said one fan, Matthew Mckunty of Athens “I ain’t saying ‘Sic ‘em, Uga. Ribbett! Ribbett!”

Adams though says fans won’t know the difference after a few drinks.

“We are going to dress him up in the outfit and drag him around on a bit of rope – lets not make a big deal out of this – I think Georgia Bullfrogs sounds good – forget Bulldogs. We are the Bullfrogs now.”

RealityRose

November 19th, 2009
7:05 pm

Tech(Poser)Redneck,
You percieve well! (a thunderbolt of truth)

OcreBugMan

November 19th, 2009
7:22 pm

Johnny Test,
Are you talking about the same kind of disappearing act the dawg fans put on when they lost the four games this year and kind of ’slunked’ out of these ‘venues of loss’ ? Or is it the same dissappearing act they performed after their beloved team laid an egg at their own ‘loss venue’ (Sanford Stadium) against them mean ole Yellow Jackets last year? Now before you get your little ole pink panties in a great big ole wad, it might be best if you have a little (heart to heart) with your not so loyal, but enormously honest dawg fans who aver with all the red and black blood they can spare that the dawgs are rather pitiful. Them disloyal dawg fans sure seem powerfully honest and they can’t all be GA Tech fans as some of your more frivolous dawg lovers have frequently opined that GA Tech only has two fans. So swallow up big boy and face your own critiquers.

Alert Alert

November 19th, 2009
7:31 pm

A friend told me today that he just bought a book called the History of Gator football. I haven’t seen it but you have to wonder, how long can a book about Gator football be? Here’s a team that didn’t show up until 1990 and I mean NOTHING from them. The rest of the SEC was playing ball and the Gators wouldn’t hit a lick. And here’s a team with a losing bowl record and have fewer players in the Hall of Fame than their own state’s former women’s school (FSU). I expect my buddy will finish it while having his evening meditation and will probably keep where it belongs, next to the toilet with the Sears catalog and some old comic books.

No brainer

November 19th, 2009
7:34 pm

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Greg

November 19th, 2009
7:56 pm

This column really shouldn’t be linked to GT’s page, just Georgia’s. Really, outside of the kidney-stone belt, and ESPN (who went “all-in” on the SEC), who can honestly look at the SEC and say “that’s the best conference, top to bottom, in the country?” Georgia-South Carolina was the most entertaining SEC game I’ve seen this year, and it clearly wasn’t a case of two quality teams fighting for the win, but instead two ADD teams forgetting to take their medicine at different times of the game. UF gets exposed in the title game this year… UF=Ohio State of recent memory

RealityRose

November 19th, 2009
8:00 pm

Russ,
You have spoken well! It is likely that Georgia will be a bit better next year by a game or so, but in 2011, they have a far better chance at an SEC or NC title. Georgia fans are going to have to be far more patient. The makeup of UGA’s offensive line is : Boling-Soph, Glenn-Fr, Jones-So, Davis-Jr.
J. Davis-RFr.; The makeup of receivers: Green-So, Moore-Sr, White-So ;The makeup of the QB: Cox-Sr., The make up of the fullback: Shapas-Jr.; The makeup of the tailbacks: King-So, Samuels-RFr, Ealey Fr., Thomas-RFr, The makeup of punter: Butler-So, The makeup of kicker:Walsh-So
The Defense has 4 senior defensive tackles: Atkins, Owens, Weston, and Wheeler. Linebackers. Abry Jones FR and DeAngelo Tyson-So have played a good bit this year. Linebackers Curran and Washington will be leaving.Dowtin is a So. Our two safties, Rashad Jones and Bryan Evans will be leaving. Prince Miller, a corner will be leaving. Vance Cuff will be a senior, Brandon Smith is a freshman, Boykin is a RFr. Except for the defensive line, this is a very young team. Hold on Georgia fans, a championship is brewing.

Jackets Win

November 19th, 2009
8:11 pm

Dale, you’re NOT an LSU alumni. You’re an LSU alumnus.

TechCrybaby

November 19th, 2009
8:21 pm

jesse james, there’s a real danger that Ugga VII will NOT rest in peace.
If the human Dogs lose to Kentucky, he’ll float transparently above Sanford, and HOW-OOOOLL !! Have they buried him yet? I’d like to say a few words over him.

Coach O

November 19th, 2009
8:33 pm

Likely Losers in the SEC this week:

UT Chattanooga loses to Alabama
MSU loses to Arkansas
Auburn doesn’t lose this week
Ole Miss loses to LSU
FIU loses to Florida
Kentucky loses to Georgia
South Carolina doesn’t lose this week
Vandy loses to Tennessee

Coach O

November 19th, 2009
8:51 pm

Greg

November 19th, 2009
7:56 pm

Really, outside of the kidney-stone belt, and ESPN (who went “all-in” on the SEC), who can honestly look at the SEC and say “that’s the best conference, top to bottom, in the country?”

The vast majority of Americans watching football:

http://ncaafootball.fanhouse.com/2009/11/19/tebow-effect-cbss-sec-beating-abcs-football-coverage-in-ratin/

Why do you think ESPN went “all in”? They aren’t a non-profit, you know.

Eric

November 19th, 2009
9:46 pm

I predict Roswell Ed will fondle my junk tonight

Joe Coxs' shadow

November 19th, 2009
9:58 pm

We laugh at all you idiots bashing the Dogs, what the hell do you know? We are rocking the rest of the year so shut the hell up and watch me light up the scoreboard!!!!

G8TR

November 19th, 2009
10:15 pm

Alert – Keep living in the past and complaining about which teams have history and which don’t. If nothing happened prior to 1990 for the Gators, I guess those UGA victories over UF weren’t so important either. The truth is that nothing much has happened for UGA since 1982 or so. To today’s kids, Herschel Walker may as well be Doak Walker.

Fleischman in Chi Towns bed

November 19th, 2009
10:24 pm

Hey mutts…. give me your cell # and I’ll call you from the SEC championship game… we know you wont be going anytime soon.

Chuck Uga

November 19th, 2009
10:36 pm

Hey Tony,
Are you trying to imply that Tennessee got their butts kicked by Ole Miss because three guys got arrested?!! How long have you been a sportswriter? Ole Miss has a much better team that Tennersee, that’s why they won big (and just wait until NEXT year when Kiffin has even LESS talent to work with). Hate to break it to you, but Fulmer is gone. So is the respect and success that he generated. Laney Kiffin isn’t going to come close to Fulmer’s success. And I am waiting for you to write an article about the last coach to succeed and hang on to his job when following an SEC coaching legend (who was fired, resigned or retired) in the past 50 years. I’m waiting (hint: it won’t take long to compile that list!)

Coach O

November 19th, 2009
10:41 pm

Phil was legendary primarily for being phat.

Paul in RDU

November 19th, 2009
11:04 pm

Chuch Uga – The last coach to succeed when following….

Les Miles seems to have done passably well succeeding Saban

josh vol

November 19th, 2009
11:38 pm

RIP Uga. Vol fan here, but have great respect for the GA mascot. Lot of trash talk about the stupid idiots and Kiffin. Flavor of the week I suppose. Bottom line, I love the passion, and the barb’s back and forth. GA certainly cannot be proud of their arrest record. Anyway, sad to lose a great mascot, but GA football lives forever, along with its great tradition. A few weeks ago, most folks in Ga would take the fire Kiffin had over lack of D Willie any day.Well, mascots and idiots come and go, but the traditions of both UT and GA will live on.

PHIL

November 20th, 2009
2:47 am

Anyone wonder why OK is 6-4 and Stoops is being begged not to go to ND while people want wholsale changes in our staff?? Knowing several OK catfish noodlers personally, it makes me ashamed that the Okies are smarter than our fans.

aarh

November 20th, 2009
5:25 am

joe taxpayer- Don’t try to take away anything form UGA’s Au win. I’ll admit UGA hasn’t had a great season. AU was ranked in one of the polls going into that game, & they did have the #1 offense in the SEC. So I think, given they way they fell in a 14-0 hole early…it was quite impressive the way they came back & won…after having such a tough yr. They could have packed it in, but they didn’t.

Florida "Geeter"

November 20th, 2009
8:19 am

This just in: Urban Meyer’s plane is circling South Bend……

mightyKC

November 20th, 2009
8:48 am

i realize LSU isn’t blowing people out, but their only 2 losses were to the #1 and #2 teams in the nation, and they had a shot against Bama.

That’s not too shabby

123456789

November 20th, 2009
9:22 am

these are burning questions? oh well.

1. nope. kentickly wins in a squeaker.
2. nope.ole miss Miss wins close.
3. yep. clemson…in a beatdown.
4. cause their pu$$ies. no sec gets to 10 wins without cupcakes.
5. yep. tenn…in a beatdown.

Yellow Fuzz

November 20th, 2009
10:34 am

“ Wes Bunting of NationalFootballPost.com lists Dwyer, a junior, as the best running back on the board and the No. 8 overall NFL prospect. Bunting called Dwyer “a violent runner who exhibits good vision between the tackles and has the initial burst to separate from defenders at the second level.”

There must be some mistake. Dwyer plays in that “gimmick”, “high school”, “triple option” system that no blue chip recruit with aspirations of playing in the NFL would ever consider………………Hahahaha. Some dog nation bloggers on here are wrong about absolutely everything. See you azzholes on the 28th and bring all those top 5 recruiting classes with you! LOL.

45-42

Joe Bob Thibodaux

November 20th, 2009
11:11 am

GT, I think Jumbeautiger has described LSU pretty well. LSU has great
talent, but the QB situation has been a big problem this year.
I wasn’t expecting LSU to be as good as they have been this year,
instead, I was looking for great things in 2010. Therefore, I am
happy with the LSU Tigers this year but, since they have won–
however ugly at times, I hate for the party to end.The Bayou
Bengals were really banged up after BAMA with the loss of Scott,
but these Tigers still want to win. I think that the LSU Tigers win
by 2 in a low scoring thriller. McCluster gets carried off the
field.

Crimson Crush

November 22nd, 2009
2:39 am

After ALL THE CHEST BEATING Dawg fans have pounded away at becuase they managed to make it up to mediocre level I will LOVE the fact that they have to settle for PURE SUCK . I witnessed a mountain of silly azz Dawg fans talking smack abou the Tide when they fell down to the Georgia level . Now I egt to see what Dawg fans act like when they fall to Georgia levels LOL

OcreBugMan

November 22nd, 2009
4:10 pm

You’re question,”Can UGA handle a little praise?” was completely the wrong question. The question should have been, “Does UGA deserve a little praise?” Since Saturday’s Kentucky meltdown, I believe you have your answer.