Memo to Masoli: Just say that you’re sorry

 It’s Friday and, as always, the floor is open to you to discuss any topic. Here are five just to get the party started:

1. Memo to Masoli:  Don’t spend a whole lot of time trying to explain. Just say you’re sorry. I confirmed this morning that troubled quarterback  Jeremiah Masoli will visit the Ole Miss campus this weekend. Various media reports say he has already been accepted. I don’t know if that’s true or not. But based on the conversations I’ve had,  I feel confident in saying that Masoli will be offered a chance to walk-on without a scholarship. 

If you want a different perspective on Jeremiah Masoli, I would recommend this well-reported and well-written story  by Michael McKnight of SI.com.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/ncaa/07/27/masoli/index.html

In the story Masoli makes the case that people need to look beyond what the police record says about him and to the human elements and the extenuating circumstances of his story. An AP story says that his parents have hired a PR firm and have created a website to help repair his image:

www.jeremiahmasoli.net

Here is my take on this. Based on McKnight’s story, there have been some things that have been widely reported about Masoli that have been incorrect. One, for example, was that he was involved in a series of strong-armed robberies as a juvenile. He was involved in only one and there is debate about the details that one. Those kinds of things need to be corrected.

But here in the South we’re not real big on long explanations and rationalizations about behavior. Once he has corrected the record and if he is admitted at Ole Miss, Jeremiah Masoli would be advised to say the following:

“I screwed up and I’m very sorry.”

“I am grateful for this opportunity.”

“I promise I won’t let you down.”

And that’s it. Then move on.

 I remember that one of my daughter’s schools had only two rules for its students:

1. Behave

2. Try

That’s all this young man needs to do.

 

2. Masoli’s presence could be a game changer in the SEC West: The debate on whether or not Ole Miss SHOULD bring in Masoli  is not going to end. People will be split over whether or not the kid deserves another chance after getting kicked off the Oregon team. That’s an off the field issue I don’t think will ever be resolved unless he screws up again. Then opinion will turn against it.

But on the field this could be a significant development in the SEC West. The Ole Miss schedule is front loaded with four of the first five games at home and Tulane on the road. That should give Masoli a chance to learn the offense from starting quarterback Nathan Stanley and OC Dave Rader. Ole Miss then has an open date on Oct. 9 followed consecutive road games at Alabama and Arkansas. Then there is a home game with Auburn.

Ole Miss is not going to win the SEC West but with Masoli, an All Pac-10 quarterback, the Rebels could beat somebody in the second half of the season that they were not supposed to beat and decide who DOES win the division.

Ole Miss was picked to finish last in the SEC West during media days. I wonder what the vote would be now?

3. Bless Lane Kiffin. He just can’t help himself: Pat Haden begins his job as USC’s new athletic director on Aug. 3. The former Trojan quarterback and Rhodes Scholar has already thrown down the gaunlet to his coaches:  There will be no cheating.

Lane Kiffin, the new head coach at USC, has not been accused of cheating–at least not yet. But he has managed get sued by the Tennessee Titans, who don’t appreciate the fact that Kiffin convinced running backs coach Kennedy Pola  to break his contract and become the offensive coordinator for the Trojans. Titans coach Jeff Fisher–a USC grad by the way–is livid that Kiffin didn’t pick up the phone and ask for permission to speak to Pola, which is customary.

Kiffin, of course, never admitted to not following protocol. He just said that the suit was motivated by the fact that Fisher’s team happened to be located in Tennessee, where Mr. Kiffin is not particularly liked.

Haden has made it clear that USC is going to clean up its act. His hand-picked assistant, former teammate J.K. McKay, will be watching the football program and Kiffin. Should be interesting.

 

4. Bryce Brown is a sad story: When I went to see new Tennessee coach Derek Dooley in the Spring he made it very clear to me his feelings about running back Bryce Brown, considered to be the plum of Kiffin’s only recruiting class in Knoxville. If Brown could convince Dooley that he wanted to be a part of the Tennessee program and emotionally invest in it, there was a reasonable chance that he could come back.

But Brown never made that commitment. This week Jimmy Hyams of WIVK reported that Brown skipped his meeting with Dooley and announced, via text message, that he was leaving Tennessee.

I guess that says it all.

I feel sorry for the kid. He seemed to have some talent but when somebody says you’re the nation’s No. 1 recruit I guess you feel entitled to something.

 It’s not the kid’s fault but the fact is Bryce Brown came to represent how Lane Kiffin wanted to run the football program at Tennessee. And it was not good. Dooley was hired to change that mindset. It’s best for both parties that the book is closed on this chapter.

5. The ACC media did Paul Johnson a favor: I saw a little twinkle the eye of the Georgia Tech coach after the media picked him to finish third in the ACC Coastal during the recent Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C. As a coach, you always wonder how to properly motivate a team that is coming off a championship. Now he can say to his guys: “See? We win the championship and they STILL don’t think you’re legit. They still think you’re a gimmick.”

That’s one of the things I like about Johnson. He loves it when people tell him that he can’t do something.

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292 comments Add your comment

Tommy Bowden

July 30th, 2010
8:15 am

Why the sudden...

July 30th, 2010
8:18 am

…interest in Masoli? Two columns in one week on this topic….

TheTaxJacket

July 30th, 2010
8:24 am

Why keep writing on this worthless Masoli punk, or the desperate, sordid dealings of the SEC Tony?

Why not write about one of college football’s finest young men, Josh Nesbitt, who represents everything good about the game?

One of the greatest competitors the sport has to offer, Nesbitt will be hoisting the coveted Heismen Trophy in New York this December, and the experts will once again look like FOOLS. Sleep on THE ROBOT and CPJ and you’ll get burned every time!!!

(((( 45 – 42 )))) and more pain coming this November…

VININGS DAWG

July 30th, 2010
8:30 am

What is Masoli going to be? The QB? Can he learn the whole offense that fast or is Nutt going to change his offense to one where Masoli can thrive? And what about team morale? The starting QB out of spring, what happens if he leaves out of frustration. Ole Miss is a mess!

Dink

July 30th, 2010
8:32 am

Stanley will still be the starter.

Go Dawgs!

roughrider

July 30th, 2010
8:32 am

If an athelete gets kicked out of a school, he should not be allowed to play at another.

Charlie Bama

July 30th, 2010
8:34 am

I don’t see J. Masoli as QB taking Ole Miss up a notch on the competitive scale. Sure, he’ll fling a few good ones to decent recievers, but in the end, Mozoli will add maybe an extra touchdown and a field goal to the Ole Miss losses column. An L is an L. The defensive play in the SEC will not be like that of Washington State, or Arizona or the rest of the Slack-10 + Homeless Buffs.

Scott "Phillip" Wallace

July 30th, 2010
8:36 am

It don’t matter if he goes there. They CANT BEAT SABAN!
Ole Siss is worse than Georgia.. that’s pretty bad.

Charlie Bama

July 30th, 2010
8:36 am

And, why is the guy who hired Lane Kiffin STILL at UT?? Seriously?

Rimfire

July 30th, 2010
8:36 am

Tony,
Would Masoli be eligable immediately?

Bragging rights 101

July 30th, 2010
8:37 am

Hey TaxJacket: Once you lose the following year, you have to stop bragging about your previous win or look like a pethetic program with a inferiority complex.

Charlie Bama

July 30th, 2010
8:38 am

Can you UT people ’splain that to me? Why is AD Hamilton STILL at UT after making such a horrible decision with Kookie Kiffin (which all of us in the SEC knew was horrible when it was announced –and UT fans quietly acknowledged from the beginning)? Answers? Anyone?

Galen Hall

July 30th, 2010
8:38 am

“Can he learn the whole offense that fast or is Nutt going to change his offense to one where Masoli can thrive?”

Why would Masoli not have to sit out a year as is customary?

Bryce Brown is a head case. It was great to listen to the unabashed UT fans/hosts on WGOW in Chattanooga talk about how Brown was the second coming of Herschel. Pfft. Not so much.

Charlie Bama

July 30th, 2010
8:40 am

Tony – Will you being working the CBS Sports circuit this fall?

James Stephenson

July 30th, 2010
8:40 am

45-42 are you seriously talking about something that happened like 2 years ago? If we are talking past history, lets do it right. 51-7, now that is a butt whipping. But really that is too long ago, how about last November when you got the ball shoved down your mouths until you liked it. Man-handled is the word I would use.

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 30th, 2010
8:41 am

Tony how can you see a “little twinkle the eye of the Georgia Tech coach” when you got your head stuck up Mark Richt’s behind?

JaxGator

July 30th, 2010
8:41 am

Anyone heard any rumors about where Bryce Brown will transfer?

Auburn, 2004 People's Choice National Champs!

July 30th, 2010
8:42 am

Charlie Bama

Probably the same reason Mal Moore is still at Bama after hiring Franchione, Price and Shula

Charlie Bama

July 30th, 2010
8:43 am

RAMBLE ON!! Don’t dis my friend Tony B. Go back to your cubicle and play with your slide ruler.

Charlie Bama

July 30th, 2010
8:45 am

Auburn, 2004 Pretend Champ — Funny & cute. Thanks for riding in the back sat again this fall.

Worm

July 30th, 2010
8:46 am

Well, Masoli is kicked out of Oregon and starts for ol.Ms..Newton is kicked out of Fl. and starts for Auburn..Mallet leaves michigan and starts for Arkansas..SEC west seems to be the junkyard of QBs.

Charlie Bama

July 30th, 2010
8:47 am

Worm – Point well taken. At least Mallet wasn’t arrested like the other two.

TheTaxJacket

July 30th, 2010
8:48 am

45-42 is highly relevant, since it was what happened the LAST time the game was played in the cesspool. Where is the game being played this year again?

Yes I do vaguely recall your pulling one out when CPJ was looking ahead to Clemson, and your dirty thug players crippled Nesbitt in a pileup. If you want to beat your chest and be proud about that, then be my guest. That won’t be happening again my friends. CPJ has given you the kiss of death. He has a LONG memory. You will not win another game while he is at Tech.

400 yards total offense for THE ROBOT between the shrubs this season. Maybe 500. Grantham will be out of a DC job AGAIN after two years.

thwg

DawgGirl32

July 30th, 2010
8:50 am

Nesbitt win the Heisman?? Pahaha. I have a better chance of winning the lottery. Yeah it’s pretty sad when you have to use the score from 2 years ago as your bragging point. (((30-24)))

Re: Masoli- I’m not really sure that he fits into Ole Miss’ system. He’s more of a runner versus a pure passer like Jevan Snead was. I’m sure they’ll find a way to use him, but they might have to change up their playbook some.

If this kid gets in trouble again, though, it won’t be pretty for Houston Nutt.

GeorgiaDuck

July 30th, 2010
8:50 am

Yes, Masoli is eligible immediately. He’s already earned his undergraduate degree and per NCAA rules, can play immediately at Ole Miss.

TigerEyez13

July 30th, 2010
8:50 am

Masoli is immediately eligible because he will enroll as a graduate student.

Tony Barnhart

July 30th, 2010
8:50 am

Masoli is eligible immediately because of a rule put in by the NCAA several years ago. The rule says that if you have already received your undergraduate degree and you have eligibility left, you can enter a Master’s program at another school and be eligible immediately. The stipulation is that it has to be a graduate program that your former school did not offer.

The rule was put into place to help those rare guys who graduated early, had eligibiity left and were going to pursue a specific Master’s degree at another school. It wasn’t fair that they would be punished and not allowed to play because they had to change schools to reach their academic goals.

Masoli, for all of his issues, has graduated from Oregon and thus this rule applies to him.

TB

IPoopedOnABug

July 30th, 2010
8:51 am

What is a Nesbit? Is that the new cookie that keebler makes, the one that is yellow and soft at the heart, and is shaped like a chicken?
51-7 BWAHAAAAA!!!!
34-17 BWAHAAAAA!!!!
19-13 BWAHAAAAA!!!!
14-7 BWAHAAAAA!!!!
15-12 BWAHAAAAA!!!!
31-17 BWAHAAAAA!!!!
30-24 BWAHAAAAA!!!!

daniel

July 30th, 2010
8:54 am

It will be a sad state of affairs in the game of college football if the Masoli kid plays a down at Ole Miss. Tony this great, passionate game that is so special to many is being slowly but surely eroded by things like this. His family hiring a PR firm?? Him having to find a graduate program at Ole Miss that Oregon doesn’t have in order to be eligible?? I’m surprised that you Tony seem to be ok with this if the guy says he’s sorry.

Mr. Pappagiorgio

July 30th, 2010
8:54 am

That’s one of the things you like about Paul Johnson? The fact that it takes someone to tell him he can’t do something…in order to motivate him to do something?…What is he a 12 year old kid? I want the coach that is motivated to win by more than “being told he can’t do something”.

why this love for masoli

July 30th, 2010
8:55 am

tony. save yourself some ink and just buy a magic eightball. put a piece of tape on it that says is masoli going to ole miss. shake it every morning and tell us what the eightball says. you can change your mind and give us your opinion…….would be just about as interesting….

i sincerely hope that coach nutt doesn’t have a man crush on masoli like Jim Donnan’s man crush on Quincy Carter………..betting the farm on a 18-25 year old kid is a dangerous way to live.

VolzRool

July 30th, 2010
8:56 am

Houston Nutt will ruin Ole Miss in a matter of just a few years.

ugamsudawg

July 30th, 2010
8:56 am

Masoli doesn’t have to sit out a year because he has already graduated. He has to enroll in a graduate program not offered by Oregon to be immediately eligible. The same rule is being used by several GA State players I believe, including one from Tech.

Gen Neyland

July 30th, 2010
8:57 am

We of the Orange and White are over Bryce Brown. He became a team of one at some point during 2009, in part due to Hardesty taking the reins at RB and not looking over his shoulder at the rest of the RB’s in the stable. Brown was hyped nationally coming out of high school for good statistical and physical reasons. Maybe he has the tools required but IMHO, lacked the heart to compete for serious play time at Tennessee. CDD has tried to work with Brown but enough is enough. CDD’s next step should be to dictate strongly the terms of release. That is the price BB should have to pay to leave his contractual agreement called an inked scholarship. Life’s lessons. The sooner he packs up and slides off Rocky Top, the better…The roadside warning signs out of Knoxville shall read, ‘Watch Fallen Football Player’…

Athens > Hotlanta

July 30th, 2010
8:59 am

30 > 24 hahaha! 8 of 9 hahahah! UGA ACC champs 2010! hahaha!

Athens > Hotlanta

July 30th, 2010
9:02 am

Pretty Mark Richt > C Cup Johnson

IPoopedOnABug

July 30th, 2010
9:05 am

Its the whole Inferiority complex thing, Mr. P, and look this idiot teckie, calls Nesbit a robot, ever seen a robot run, nope. Ever seen a robot do anything without human intervention, nope. Ever seen Nesbit get smacked like a Beotch, YEP! Watch the UGA game from last year, lol! Nesbit couldn’t win a Heisman, if Heisman’s were being given away by the dump truck load! BUHWAAAAA!

dawgcrzy

July 30th, 2010
9:07 am

That twinkle was a tear,knowing that gimmick offense of his has already run it’s course.Sorry nerds,it is what it is.

GeoffDawg

July 30th, 2010
9:07 am

JaxGator, I thought I read somewhere that he was considering Kansas St. but I could just be imagining it.

DP

July 30th, 2010
9:09 am

Tony, a couple of semi-rhetorical questions on Masoli:

1. Do you think the PR firm his parents hired could have had something to do with that extremely sympathetic story in SI that reads like a PR firm wrote it?

2. If, as the SI story suggests, Masoli is really a decent kid who has committed a couple of minor transgressions but is mostly unlucky enough to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time on multiple occasions, wouldn’t you have to conclude that Chip Kelly and Oregon sold him out by kicking him off the team rather than standing behind him and taking the bad publicity?

The school and coach that knew Masoli the best and could have contended for a national championship with him cut him loose and a school and coach that barely knew anything about him but is desperate for an experienced quarterback is taking him. I think it speaks for itself.

Dubs

July 30th, 2010
9:11 am

I hope you are right about the twinkle in his eye. It will be a fun season, I think. I think the schedule plays well for Tech up until their stretch of Clemson, VT, & Miami. If anything, hopefully the ACC will get some very meaningful games in November between highly ranked teams. And I hope Tech’s team feels very disrespected and they unleash that on the field this fall.

Athens > Hotlanta

July 30th, 2010
9:11 am

Nesbit is a robot alright, a robot with a glitch in his throwing arm.

TheTaxJacket

July 30th, 2010
9:13 am

4>1 hahaha! shreveport hahahah! lose to kentucky at home hahaha!

TheTaxJacket

July 30th, 2010
9:14 am

Nesbitt > Murray, Cox, Grey, and Mason combined

Junior Samples

July 30th, 2010
9:15 am

i see st simons is alive and well.

dawgcrzy

July 30th, 2010
9:16 am

And ya’ll couldn’t beat the 2009 Shreveport champion. Shut up nerd

Atlanta Jackets

July 30th, 2010
9:16 am

Hey pooper, Josh is THE ROBOT cause he’s automatic. Minimum four yards every time. And that’s when he’s not busting one for 30 or throwing one for 60. We would say android, but that doesn’t rhyme as well! LOL

He’s unstoppable. The Robot Nesbot! Try to twist his ankle again and you’ll get punked! Burn!

PMC

July 30th, 2010
9:17 am

Also…. “In the future I will do my best to excercise good judgement and stay out of bad situations.” “I will not lie about my whereabouts and make a potentially bad situation worse for me.”

3. Don’t be around Garrett Embry… wow is that guy bad news.

kenny d

July 30th, 2010
9:17 am

bug pooper,
what the heck is BWAHAAAA?

Monvol

July 30th, 2010
9:18 am

Brown’s daddy wants him and his brother back at Kansas St. where he can keep an eye on his investment futures. Someone will have to take care of him when he gets older. I think Bryce will try to follow Kiffin to USC. Hope Dooley doesn’t grant a release to BB just because he wouldn’t nut up and meet with the coach.

Jacket Backer

July 30th, 2010
9:21 am

If Athens is so much better than Atlanta then why does every UGA grad I know move to ATLANTA after they graduate. I don’t see any of them staying in Athens????

DP

July 30th, 2010
9:24 am

Tony, the SI article on Masoli notes that his father quit his job as a hotel manager and tapped his 401K to take his kid to Hawaii to play high school football. The article also notes that the parents live in a modest row house in a working class neighborhood. I doubt the kind of PR firm that has experience in managing these type of situations comes cheap.

Let me guess, the parents get a loan (from who?) to pay the PR firm, the PR campaign helps Masoli find a place to play this year and boosts his NFL draft position, the parents’ loan is repaid out of Masoli’s first NFL contract, nice projected return on investment and no NCAA violations.

Athens > Hotlanta

July 30th, 2010
9:26 am

Nesbitt > Murray, Cox, Grey, and Mason combined at running the High School Option. Now that’s the truth!

DP

July 30th, 2010
9:29 am

General Neyland, you can’t be serious. Brown, no matter what you think of him, came to Tennessee to play for a head coach who left after one season and you think Tennessee should play hardball with him on conditions of a transfer?

PMC

July 30th, 2010
9:30 am

I don’t feel sorry for Bryce Brown. He has incredible natural innate ability and has been given opportiunities that far outstrech that of 99% of the population and he has chosen to not do anything… that’s a Bryce Brown problem… not anyone elses. He put faith in a person who has a proven track record of deserving anything but. That’s a him problem… on top of that…. the guy left with a text message…no matter how you spin it… that’s a punk move.

Tennessee should like the work ethic of Stevens County High School’s Tauren Poole. He may not break tackles like Brown… but he’s a great back.

GTDog

July 30th, 2010
9:31 am

Uhm, Atlanta Jackets…Your QB AVERAGED something like 3.7 yards per carry last season. How can he get a “minimum four yards every time” if he doesn’t even average four yards per carry?

Yep, another Tech wannabe…..so, so sad……….

Mr. Pappagiorgio

July 30th, 2010
9:32 am

I think to be a great quarterback, one would need to be able to throw the ball and hit a moving target….just my two cents. Mark Ingrahm is great at running the ball, doesn’t mean he is a great QB.

GTDog

July 30th, 2010
9:36 am

You know, I just don’t get it? Tell me, does this make sense to you guys…

“Blah, blah, blah crappy UGA, went to Shreveport, irrelevent, lost to KY at home, most over hyped program in history, can’t beat a real team…except us,9 of the last 10 years”???????

Otto

July 30th, 2010
9:36 am

Why in the world would a top QB want to play for Nutt? Nutt has done nothing but run off good OCs and QBs since joining Arkansas and then Snead at Ole Miss.

William

July 30th, 2010
9:37 am

Of all of your blogs previously, this one is in the Top 5 All Time. Thanks.

Fat Matt Wilson

July 30th, 2010
9:40 am

Athens = the armpit of Georgia

Mikey in SAV

July 30th, 2010
9:40 am

T-
Is it true that Masoli would have to pay his own way at Ole Miss because they are not offering a scholarship?

Is a scholarship even available for someone that has already graduated at another school but is enrolling in a Masters degree program at another?

If so, is West Va going to offer Masoli a scholarship if Ole Miss doesn’t ?

These are my burning questions sir.

Scott "Phillip" Wallace

July 30th, 2010
9:42 am

Auburn, 2004 People’s Choice National Champs! -

Mal Moore hired Saban, so all if forgiven.

RxDawg

July 30th, 2010
9:44 am

1. Yep. Love the rules for that school too…..I might have to borrow that one.

2. Maybe…but I think your overestimating Masoli and underestimating SEC defense. Masoli more of the atheletic QB and less of the passing QB. I don’t think he’ll make a perfect match for Nutt’s system. He’d do much better at UF or Miss St, but alas they do not need him.

3. I wonder what it’s like to have a whole state despise you? Huh…doesn’t matter. Kiffin will be a fall guy at USC and will be a long forgotten name in less than 10 years.

4. Any kids out there want to see what a lack of work ethic and good attitude will get you? Exhibit A = Brown. Yet another soon to be long forgotten name.

5. Heh, good point. But the nerds lost a lot of talent. Same thing happend to the Dawgs in 09 (lost Moreno and Stafford and Asher a little early) and it obviously took it’s toll on us. So we’ll see if Tech can repeat…. after all it’s just the ACC. ;)

gdawginkalamazoo

July 30th, 2010
9:44 am

Poor Ole Miss, Masoli will set the program back at least 2-3 years and for what NOT winning the West. How do the current QB’s at Ole Miss feel about this? It is their playing time cut down, theirs careers delayed because some kid who couldn’t do the right thing (multiple times) wants to delay his entry into the job market.

TommyJack

July 30th, 2010
9:44 am

TB: Good points on Masoli. He will do well if Nutt doesn’t screw him up.

Re-elect Nobody

July 30th, 2010
9:45 am

Nesbitt is going to be hoisting the Heisman? Well, according to some of the posters around here, it will be either John Brantley, Mark Ingram, or Trent Richardson. Anyway the South will be well represented at the ceremony.

GTDog

July 30th, 2010
9:46 am

Remember all the promising young Qbs at UGA who transferred when Carter came in and was handed top starting job? One guy went on to start at Oklahoma, another became the starter at Auburn. I think there was a third who ended up starting somewhere else.

Fat Matt Wilson

July 30th, 2010
9:46 am

Those frat boys at Ole Siss better lock their doors…. Masoli is coming to town!

leland

July 30th, 2010
9:47 am

Glad to see the return of variable spacing between paragraphs. It makes a lot of sense. But I still think you should explore using, say, four or five spaces occasionally. Maybe try to work it gradually up to seven or eight.

I don’t know what Masoli did, but if he comes down south, he should say, “I’m sorry, everybody. I didn’t mean nothing by that.”

Scott "Phillip" Wallace

July 30th, 2010
9:51 am

He better keep his hands of the white women down at Ole Siss….. that stuff don’t fly down South..

How2fish

July 30th, 2010
9:51 am

TheTaxJacket quick how many bowl games has the Bug Nation won in the last 5 years? How many times have they defeated UGA in the last decade? How many times have they won the ACC title and gotten a mudhole stomped in their AZZes by the Bulldogs the same year? For the record I pick the Bugs to repeat as ACC champs by the way Nesbitt to NOT win the Heisman and the Bug Nation to once again go down in utter defeat to UGA…as unlike someone stated the Wattle Neck Goon was NOT looking past UGA last year he was completely out coached by CMR to the extent that he even tried ( horror of horrors) to throw the ball in a vain and panic stricken effort to pull a rabbit out of his proverbial hat. And speaking of the Wattle Neck Goon could you please get that man a sports bra..please!

Law Dawg

July 30th, 2010
9:52 am

Is TaxJacket really Saint Simons in disguise? Too embarassed to identify himself? One win in a decade does not make GT much of anything!!

JayDawg

July 30th, 2010
9:52 am

If we are bring up old scores how about the scores from the last 2 GT bowl games. They are horrible! Just can’t win the big ones… GO DAWGS!

Ted Striker

July 30th, 2010
9:54 am

The more details I learn about Masoli, the more I think he’s getting a bad rap. He also got railroaded by his own attorney, who gave him bad advice.

Jim

July 30th, 2010
9:54 am

When ole miss meets auburn you better have extra security. I can’t believe two teams in SEC have sunken to such lows that they recruited and signed players that where kicked off other team for stealing. I guess some teams are getting desperate…

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 30th, 2010
9:55 am

JayDawg, did you just say “can’t win the big ones”?

Wow, how that black out and black helmets work out for you?

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 30th, 2010
9:57 am

lawdawg seems to think finishing 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the SEC is much of something.

we need to have a side bar.

Ole Miss Reb

July 30th, 2010
9:58 am

Masoli come on down to Ole Miss!!!! In the south you are going to learn how to play some real football. Enough of that Pac 10 crap. We have grown men down here ready to pop you. So be Prepared for the shock. You should be fine though. Hotty Toddy!!!!!

red5.ws

July 30th, 2010
9:58 am

Tax Jacket is a riot. Kind of reminds me of pepper rogers from back in the day: Lots of lip – lots of losing. Don’t worry, I will be sure to tip Josh Nesbitt well when he delivers my pizza. That pitiful smoke and mirrors offense doesn’t fly in the NFL like it does in the (A)ll (C)upcake (C)onference. Remind me again about Paul Johnson’s bowl record at tech?

GTZ09

July 30th, 2010
10:00 am

Mr. Pappagiorgio…by your logic, every QB to play under Mike Leach is a great QB. How many of those great QBs made any impact in the NFL?

Nesbitt is the trigger man in Tech’s offense. He is an efficient passer although his throwing stats are not sexy. Does his skill set translate into an NFL QB, probably not. Maybe he gets a shot at running some wildcat packages at the next level. I can see Nesbitt being like a Brad Smith for the Jets or a short yardage back. He usually doesn’t go down on the first hit. A real fierce competitor.

Go Jackets

Dan

July 30th, 2010
10:01 am

Tax Jacket, I enjoyed that game as much as you did but you’ve gotta knock it off with posting that score. It makes us look like fools.

As to Lane Kiffin, who effing cares why he was sued. I happen to think it was one of the five greatest PR moves in the history of the world but the reason for the suit is irrelevant. The question is whether there is a cause of action. There is. But the damages will likely not be that much.

And for Paul Johnson, good for him. I am not a huge fan of the “no respect” card but if it gets his team more jacked up to prepare harder for the games, so be it. Just win them.

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 30th, 2010
10:01 am

red5.ws, he’s 1-1 against the Georgia Boozedawgs, who has yet to spot those pizza delivery boys.

Seems the smoke sure gets in the way a lot.

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 30th, 2010
10:02 am

stop…not spot.

How2fish

July 30th, 2010
10:04 am

RAMBLE ON!!! You Bugs seem to think showing up for a bowl game is the same as winning a bowl game…psssssst..its not. And for the record as last year showed so clearly the 2,or 3rd place teams in the SEC can beat the hell out of the ACC “champs”.

Chi Town

July 30th, 2010
10:05 am

well,well…..

What do we have here?

red5.ws

July 30th, 2010
10:06 am

When we take 9/10 this year, I will be interested in seeing what you clowns have to say. You techies claim to be good at math, why then must you continue to mouth off down 20+ games to your hated rival ?

TampaGator

July 30th, 2010
10:06 am

I am totally shocked Nutt would consider taking in someone at Ole Miss with a questionable background…..NOT!!! He is living on borrowed time at Ole Miss and seems to be desperate. How about taking your lumps this year and start building for the future with quality players and quality kids?

Gen Neyland

July 30th, 2010
10:08 am

DP : Yes, I do think that. CDD’s terms should send him packing away. Far away. You know, he wanted to return to OK and play for OSU at one point. I’d grant him that move but at the same time, CDD’s responsibility is not to coddle Bryce Brown but to make him learn what commitment means. He committed to Tennessee IMO, not Lane Kiffin. If Brown misses a year of play time because he demands a specific deal that would work against Tennessee football, e.g. staying in the SEC, then maybe he should try the NFL…

17 of 20

July 30th, 2010
10:09 am

Georgia Bulldogs need a quarterback. The one they have is very tiny.

Dan

July 30th, 2010
10:09 am

How2fish, I think you’ve over-valued bowl games. And as to your second point, the SEC is not immune from the same thing happening to them. Further, it’s not a conference thing. Move past that already. It’s old, tired, and completely nonsensical.

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 30th, 2010
10:11 am

“beat the hell out of”…yeah, that was a sure beat down. A dropped pass save your butt.

I pity you fools, pride in 2nd and 3rd place….Yup, a Georgia Boozedawg alright.

Paul "ManBoobs" Johnson

July 30th, 2010
10:12 am

If Auburn gets the ‘04 MNC, then demand a recount on the 2004 Wet T-Shirt National Championship….the winner was later revealed to have had implants. I was robbed!!! If Tommy T. gets a ring so should I. Give me my bling!!

GeneralNeyland96

July 30th, 2010
10:14 am

For those of you asking about Mike Hamilton’s job as AD at UT…..the “attaboys” he’s collected for the success of Bruce Pearl and the Men’s BBall team have thus far offset the “aw, $#!t” of the kiffin debacle…..In the unlikely event that Dooley turns into a disaster of a choice, Hamilton will be gone as well.

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
10:15 am

DP and gdawg, great points. Nutt is really putting his balls on the line by taking this punk. Chip Kelly even allowed that guy that hit the Boise player to return, so for him to kick Masoli off says something. Punk is another spoiled athelete used to everyone giving him what he wants and covering up his shortcomings. Reminds me of Maurice Claurett.

Gen Neyland

July 30th, 2010
10:17 am

Ole Miss Reb : Masoli is like Ryan Peril-Lou on steroids. You really think Nutt can straighten him out..? Does the unknown reward outweigh the known risks..?

Mr. Pappagiorgio

July 30th, 2010
10:18 am

GTZ09, I said “one would need to be able to throw the ball”..not “everyone who throws the ball is a great QB”. But please, interpret however you like, whatever makes you feel good about your team.
Nesbitt will never sniff the field in the NFL as a QB, that’s not even for debate. From the passes I’ve seen him throw, his spiral is a lot less “sexy” than his passing numbers. He might have a shot as a fullback or a back-up runnning back.
Maybe he can sell the NFL on his “Trigger Man” option skills that you mentioned. Good Day.

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 30th, 2010
10:21 am

It’s about time for one of my Boozedawg impostors to join in, so I’m out. Arguing with idiots makes me one too.

Easy trap to fall into on this blog.

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
10:23 am

Whoever posted that Nesbitt is an efficient passer must not be watching the same QB for Tech that the rest of the world is. He is a terrrible passer.

GeneralNeyland96

July 30th, 2010
10:24 am

Bryce Brown….where to start….I feel sorry for him in some ways – He’s been led around by others who don’t necessarily have his best interests in mind. On the other hand though – He should at least have the courtesy to sit down with Coach Dooley (who, even by our biggest rivals’ estimates, is a standup, quality guy) to discuss his future with OR WITHOUT UT being in it!

If he’d decided to stay, and put in the hard work, he’d have been welcomed back, and I think he could’ve been a great player at UT. He’ll have to sitout or go the lower div. route now…I wish him luck, but I think this choice (be it his, or his handlers’) is a bad one.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

July 30th, 2010
10:26 am

Rumor has it that the Georgia football is team is planning to vacate Sanford Stadium, because there is not enough winning action between the hedges, and they are giving way to ladies gymnastics.

The UGA program is like every other SEC program, nothing but a thug program. Just check with Jackie Sherrill when he was at MSU, he recruited the largest group of criminals known and was known as the “bandit.”

LOL

July 30th, 2010
10:26 am

““beat the hell out of”…yeah, that was a sure beat down. A dropped pass save your butt.

I pity you fools, pride in 2nd and 3rd place….Yup, a Georgia Boozedawg alright.”

Coming from the same clown who calls a 3 point victory an azz whipping, utter domination, etc

I thought there was a new sheriff in town and UGA would never beat GT again? What happened to that one moron?

Mr. Pappagiorgio

July 30th, 2010
10:26 am

Yes…thank you Gatorzone….GTZ09 actually made the argument that he was an efficient passer…HAHAHA. But remember “He is a great trigger man”(sarcasm). He’ll need to be a great Trigger man in Atlanta with all the gun point armed robberies!!!

Dan

July 30th, 2010
10:28 am

It’s a question of efficiency, Gatorzone. It requires you to look at more than just completion percentage. Forgive me if I’m not impressed with a QB that completes 70% of his passes but they all happen to be on bubble screens.

The fact is that Nesbitt was one of the most efficient passers in the country. He just doesn’t do it much.

DP

July 30th, 2010
10:28 am

Tennessee is going to make Bryce Brown “learn what commitment means” after the Lane Kiffin debacle? Please. I don’t think schools should be able to dictate where a student athlete can or can’t transfer, particularly after a head coach leaves. The only restriction I’d make is that a player can’t transfer to the school where his old coach goes, i.e. Kiffin can’t recruit Tennessee players to USC.

Let’s not overlook that Bryce Brown was a questionable recruit to begin with. I read that a lot of schools shied away from him. Tennessee is not in a position to assert the moral high ground. They should chalk this up to the Kiffin experience, let the kid go anywhere he wants and move on.

As you’re probably aware, Brown won’t be eligible for the NFL draft for another 2 years.

LOL

July 30th, 2010
10:28 am

It is not a rumor, it is a confirmed fact that ‘Mike Bobo 17 INT’ is a complete and utter moron.

Jeff

July 30th, 2010
10:28 am

Kiffin is hated in many more states than Tennessee. I really wonder what Monte thinks of all of this….deep down. He cannot possibly be proud of his son, can he?

gdawginkalamazoo

July 30th, 2010
10:29 am

General, all good points on the Bryce Brown kid. You have to teach them sometime.

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
10:30 am

Mr. Papp, good one.

Gene

July 30th, 2010
10:31 am

Release the juvenile records, and let them speak for themselves.

alan gordon

July 30th, 2010
10:32 am

Al Davis right about something. Lane Kiffen, liar,liar,pants on fire

Mike Bobo 17 INT

July 30th, 2010
10:33 am

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
10:35 am

Jeff, I look for this to be Lanie’s last stop. He is a punk and Monte has to be embarrassed to have such offspring. Monte is nothing but class and revered here in Tampa. Little lane is hated in Florida just like Tenn.

gdawginkalamazoo

July 30th, 2010
10:36 am

Gene, good idea if Masoli wants to put it all out on the table and say “here it is. Here are the mistakes that I made as a juvenile.” That would be more apologetic than saying I’m sorry.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

July 30th, 2010
10:36 am

Mike Bobo 17 INT

July 30th, 2010
10:37 am

Mr. Barnhart

You are not Mr. College Football, so just call it a day.

You are nothing more than a closet UGA fan, plain and simple.

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
10:38 am

Bobo, you got some old footage of UGA in there. I am sure you can find plenty of that on any team.

PTC DAWG

July 30th, 2010
10:38 am

The amount of silliness on this blog is amazing at times.

Hilton Head Island

July 30th, 2010
10:38 am

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Nesbitt for Heisman
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WDE

July 30th, 2010
10:40 am

I give Mark Richt about a season and a half… It was okay to have an undisciplined team of losers (more ways than 1) in the wake of 2005 and 2007…. but people have realized that Mark Richt hasn’t actually accomplished anything that the flagship of an academic institution (The Athens School for Wayward Lads and Lasses) demands. UGA is a proud program… 1 national title in 117 years.

This season will be a flop, and UGA’s young new AD will have to wait until at least midway through his second football season to fire Helen Hunt (I mean Mark Richt). He’ll be OC at FSU again, leading the proud Seminole Nation.

(TOMAHAWK CHOP)

Reality Stinks

July 30th, 2010
10:40 am

Yes your are a gimmick Tech

30-24 against Willie Martinez

Blaha ha ha ha ah aha ha haahhahahahahahaahah

WDE

July 30th, 2010
10:42 am

Barnhart- I would be interested to know where you studied and who you pulled for as a young Mr. College Football.

WDE

July 30th, 2010
10:44 am

Haha! Well, no-duh! Barnhart studied at the University of Jawja… what a big surprise. The only thing that has saved us from his blatant Georgia slant is his jumping on the Florida and Alabama bandwagons the past 3 years.

Grady Jackson *Barber Shop*

July 30th, 2010
10:47 am

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Joshua Nesbitt for Heisman
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Dan

July 30th, 2010
10:47 am

That gimmick is averaging 35 a game against your vaunted SEC defense, Reality Stinks.

Masolifacts

July 30th, 2010
10:48 am

Mr. Barnhart, Did you bother to read anything in his website, or in the article. Sure he explains his side of the story, but why not? It was his chance to have a well respected national media outlet tell it without the local Oregon rags getting it all twisted as they have since the beginning.

This sounds like an apology to me…
“I made a few very poor decisions in the past year, and I apologize to my family, friends and fans for them. But I am not the person who has been portrayed in many media stories.

The Sports Illustrated story, I hope, will help set the record straight. I am not a thief nor a thug. The people who know me best know that is the truth.

I have completed my studies toward earning an undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon. I love playing football and want to continue to play. I’m still trying to figure out where that might be.

Lastly, I want to thank my family, who I love very much. They have shown great support and forgiveness for the mistakes I made. I do not ever want to let them down again. ”

Why not use the very media and medium that has misrepresented his past to set the record straight? After all, radio, tv interviews come and go. Anything online lives forever right?

You assume he hasn’t been saying sorry over the last 7 months to his Coaches, teammates or his family – those that really matter. I don’t blame him for keeping silent because he was screwed over by the local media in Oregon. Wow, we were hoping that it wouldn’t be the same in other states. What was I thinking? There will always be haters.

Well I hope you at least enjoy watching him play, wherever he goes, I know I will.

GeoffDawg

July 30th, 2010
10:48 am

LOL – we read ad nauseum for a full year that a three point win by tech was getting a “mudhole stomped” in you. By that logic, I would say that a six point win would constitute a “beat the hell out of”.

Gen Neyland

July 30th, 2010
10:49 am

GeneralNeyland96 : As one of us, you remember the swirl surrounding Aaron Douglas after Kiffin left and Dooley came in. CDD didn’t give Douglas what he wanted (rumored to have been USCw) but gave him what he needed. A lesson. Now, Douglas has the opportunity to transfer again after one season in the AZ desert. Brown may be given a similar deal. Still, I think Brown has cut the line and torched the bridge at Tennessee. I believe CDD needs to stay the course with him. Call it a shot across the bow for incoming freshmen and future recruits that have inked a deal to play Atop Rocky, no matter who is the HC. Now, if we got whacked by the NCAA ala USCw, I’d loosen up on my beliefs regarding transfering for the players benefit…

Gen Neyland

July 30th, 2010
10:52 am

DP : Yes, I’m aware. Let him sit…

Brenda Lee

July 30th, 2010
10:52 am

I’m Sorry ……
………………….. So Sorry

Gen Neyland

July 30th, 2010
10:53 am

Zoo : Coming from you, sir, it’s a honor to be recognized…

GTZ09

July 30th, 2010
10:54 am

Mr. Pappagiorgia and Gatorzone…Nesbitt had a 148.69 Passer Rating which would be Top 15 in the country last season. As Dan pointed out, Nesbitt did not have a high completion percentage, but his Yards per Attempt was 10.5. This was the highest total of all qualified QBs in College Football last season. I’ll take those numbers to go along with the 295 rushing yards per game any day.

Go Jackets

McDawg

July 30th, 2010
10:56 am

Masoli is a dynamic player and i agree he will be a game changer

best for UT to move on regarding bryce brown

GTPhenom

July 30th, 2010
11:05 am

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Robot for Heisman
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Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
11:07 am

Nesbitt had a 148.69 Passer Rating which would be Top 15 in the country last season.

That may be, but when he needed to make a throw, he did not deliver in the games I watched. I am thinking of the Orange bowl in particular.

help, I live in Ga

July 30th, 2010
11:08 am

Paul Johnson is a darned good coach. Record speaks for itself. It’s ugly, but he wins.

For Houston Nutt to take Masoli is just another sign of the times. Money, money money. Coaches careers can be made by good QBs. Look at Fulmer. He had three QBs start for 12 years–Manning, Clausen and Ainge. That’s a career. Without them, well you saw the results. It’s all about the money. This guy Masoli can change the path of that football program and the numbers on Nutt’s contract.

Lane Kiffen is an idiot. The case has merritt and he has no class. He’s like Herpes, he never goes away.

Bryce Brown is like a young girl tennis star whose family wants to make money from his talents. He’s actually a solid guy. Smart and humble and focused. This whole thing is about his family pulling him in different directions. He’s a kid. And it shows. He came all the way back to Knoxville to ask for permisssion to transfer, then lost his nerve and left. A kid.

Did I mention that Lane Kiffen is an idiot?

athdog

July 30th, 2010
11:09 am

GTZ09, I agree. 295 ypg, 10.5 ypa, 148 passer rating. All impressive…..we beat you anyway with the worst defense we’ve had in a half century. 30 (thirty) to 24 (twenty-four)
17 of 20 (85 percent)

Dan

July 30th, 2010
11:10 am

Fair enough, Gatorzone. That’s a fact and it’s undeniable. Part of it was poor blocking but part of it was on him. But that hardly makes him less of a player. Hell, when Tebow needed to get one yard against Ole Miss, he didn’t get it either. Or when he needed to make a play against Bama he couldn’t do it. No one bats 1.000. It doesn’t make either of them less of a player.

How2fish

July 30th, 2010
11:10 am

GeoffDawg my point in using the mudhole stomp phrase when talking about last years win…not much better than serving Bugs their own words..and that we were a dropped pass away from winning the game ..on what planet? If they had of scored we would have scored right back….ahhhh I love rampant speculation.

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
11:10 am

Didn’t Nesbitt come up short against Miami last year as well?

dip

July 30th, 2010
11:12 am

Only one strong armed robbery , oh okay that’s different………………..

Dan

July 30th, 2010
11:13 am

The team came up short against Miami. Didn’t Tebow come up short against a Michigan team that lost to App. St?

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
11:13 am

Um Dan, Tebow has 2 National Championships and a Heisman.

athdog

July 30th, 2010
11:13 am

However, I’m no fool Totally new defense will take three or four games to get everyone playing at full speed, reacting and not hesitating to think about assignments. The new quarterback will need Bobo to realize the ‘O’ line and running game have to protect him, minimize his throws until he gets his feet wet. Probably the same three or four games, and he’ll make the inevitable freshman mistakes all season. 8-4, 9-3 is probably the most we can hope for unless Grantham’s a miracle worker. As long as Tech, Tennessee and Florida are among the 8 wins, I’m okay with that…this year.

Lou Holtz aka the Spitting Cobra

July 30th, 2010
11:14 am

If you think about it, Nesbitt is actually a perfect Heisman candidate- a system qb who will tank in the nfl- if he even makes it beyond the Arena league. He would just be another link in very long chain. Of course, the problem for him is that he isn’t going to get a Jockey endorsement before he flops.

dip

July 30th, 2010
11:14 am

SEC – the win at any cost/sell your soul conference. The value of an Ole Miss degree just went down – but they might win one or two games they wouldn’t have without the THUG.

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
11:15 am

Sorry Dan, I was pulling for tech in both games. It is just not true to say this guy is a good passer. He is a good QB, and a good runner but his passing is terrible.

Dan

July 30th, 2010
11:17 am

What did he win when Percy Harvin left? And seriously, all he did was do jump passes in 2006. His Heisman was on a team that lost four games.

Look, I like Tebow. I thought he was a terrific player and I am rooting for him in the NFL. But don’t sit there and tell me Nesbitt’s not a very good player too just because his stats look a little different than someone else’s. I don’t deny he needs to improve his passing, but he’s been nothing short of awesome at Tech.

Dan

July 30th, 2010
11:18 am

Gatorzone, I agree he’s not a great passes. He functions well in the offense though. And that’s his job. He produces more than almost any other college QB. He just doesn’t always do dropping back.

Delbert D.

July 30th, 2010
11:19 am

What does the NFL have to do with playing college football? How many college quarterbacks this year will “sniff the field” in the NFL? How many of the Rivals 2007 Top 10 Pro-Style and Dual Threat QBs will get a chance? That is the class for Nesbitt, Gray, Garcia, Newton, Threet, Burns, Korn…Clausen made it, and Mallett will get a shot…maybe Brantley?

Dan

July 30th, 2010
11:24 am

You are exactly right, Delbert. I will say that it can be frustrating to see someone be successful at the NFL level when he wasn’t highly though of in college because you just wonder what happened. But the NFL is not the barometer for collegiate success.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

July 30th, 2010
11:25 am

CMR is on track to be fired in 2 years or less. I predicted 5 years ago that CMR would be on his way back to Miami and he is dead on schedule. Shannon could stumble again this year, and if so, then Miami will be calling and he will not be able to head out of Athens fast enough and return to a top-tier program.

If anything, Shalala will make him AD at Miami, which will be a major step up for CMR, as long as he does not weave or have panties in his lap. Quite frankly, I think CMR would make a great AD at Miami and I will do what I can to move this along.

By the way, how many titles does UGA have in the past 25 years..? Just curious, because Miami bagged 5….that’s right 5 in 25 years.

GeoffDawg

July 30th, 2010
11:25 am

How2fish, I agree with you. The mudhole stomp was one of the most frequent phrases I remember reading out of the tech camp last year. It’s just funny how quickly they change their tune when the shoe’s on the other foot. 3 point tech win = complete domination / 6 point UGA win = eh, ya’ll got lucky.

GTZ09

July 30th, 2010
11:26 am

Gatorzone…Iowa killed us where it mattered most, in the trenches. No excuses there, they just flat out beat us. I don’t think any Tech player would say they played decent in that game let alone Nesbitt.

athdog…congrats again on Tech making your season. Much like the Orange Bowl, uga killed us in the trenches. The holes your RBs were running through were wider than the gap between Strahan’s two front teeth. The fact that we were in position to win that game I believe is a testament to how good a coach CPJ is. Hopefully he makes it 2 for 2 in athens this November.

Go Jackets

zeeeeee Nachos aka the "Living Legend"

July 30th, 2010
11:28 am

I think they UGA gymnastic team should play football this season. Cant get any worse than it is now.

7-5 = wait ’til next year!!!!!!!!!

Dick Butkus

July 30th, 2010
11:29 am

What does the NFL have to do with college football? It has to do with every one of those kids’ dreams! It has to do with making a better living than most of these kids can ever imagine otherwise. It has to do with turning what you’ve spent the majority of your life for the past 12 years or so into a productive career rather than a memory. It has everything to do with college football. Just because you don’t care what happens to these kids after their elgibility is up doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter.

GeoffDawg

July 30th, 2010
11:30 am

GTZ09, IMHO, the fact that the game was so close is more a testament to just how bad Willie Martinez is. Moreso 2008 than 2009 though in all honestly.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

July 30th, 2010
11:30 am

zeeeeee Nachos aka the “Living Legend”

Amen Brother!!! I give them 8-4 at best, and they have the easiest schedule in D-1. I would love to see them in the SEC west, they would get pounded…..

There motto for the past 117 years has been “Wait Till Next Year.”

zeeeeee Nachos aka the "Living Legend"

July 30th, 2010
11:36 am

here a few more: “we got some awesome recruits coming in” or “the refs cost us the game”

George Stein

July 30th, 2010
11:37 am

Geoffdawg – It’s an interesting question about Willie. Admittedly, I don’t watch every UGA game so I can’t be an expert. But, the defense didn’t look much different that it did under Van Gorder. Y’all very rarely blitzed under either DC. The difference was that Van Gorder had better players and he was able to get a pass rush using four guys – often Pollack was the only one necessary. That makes it tough to move the ball.

I am not so dillusional as to think Willie was great but I do think he was a bit of a scape goat.

As to the Tech game, there is a part of me that agrees that when one team dominates another so much up front it should not be a 6 point game, but whatever. I would have rather lost by 100 points than be close at the end and not get it done.

WDE

July 30th, 2010
11:38 am

Bobo, were you in a coma in 2008? Georgia was ranked PRESEASON NUMBER 1. I know you Tech nerds and jorts-wearers aren’t good at math- but if you ain’t first, you’re last!

The 2008 team, besides being preseason #1, was rated 99 offense, 99 defense, and 99 overall in NCAA ‘09. If that doesn’t sound like a national title, then you can just pack your stuff up and go watch the fairy football being played in the SEC West!

UO2000

July 30th, 2010
11:40 am

Masoli lied to Coach Kelly. He is not accountable for his action or inaction and the SI article is a load of hogwash. If he didn’t steal from the MacBooks, then stay at the scene for an hour and provide a statement to the Eugene Police Department. Why did he plead guilty and deal with he Lane County DA if he didn’t burgarlarize the SAE frat house? Anyway, I’m trying to turn the page on him.

Fall Camp starts 9 Aug 2010, and after a warm-up against New Mexico, my Ducks travel into the hallowed grounds of Neyland Stadium on 11 Sep 2010 — the Tennessee Vols who’s D-coordinator and LB coach both played for Oregon. Wilcox put together the Boise State scheme last year and Peter Sirmon was a grad assistant at Oregon last year. Two very astute hires by Dooley. Can’t wait for the visit to Rocky Top. Tennessee is a great program and I don’t buy into the hype that they’re in a down cycle.

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
11:41 am

Bobo, UGA plays the following “easy” teams:

at USC
Ark
UF
at Auburn
Tech.

I would not say that is an easy schedule. Plus MSU will be pretty good this year as well.

jarvis

July 30th, 2010
11:42 am

First, third…what’s the difference? It’s still just the aye-she-she.

GTZ09

July 30th, 2010
11:45 am

GeoffDawg…I think we can acknowledge that both of our d-cords were equally terrible, hence both of them losing their jobs. I am curious to see how grantham does in the college ranks after spending the last 11 seasons in the NFL. Can’t wait for football season to get here.

Go Jackets

GeoffDawg

July 30th, 2010
11:48 am

George Stein, I don’t think the schemes were remarkably different. The biggest discrepancy between Van Gorder and Martinez, in my opinion, was fundamentals, technique, and aggression. Van Gorder had some very talented players but Martinez’s were no slouches either and certainly he had far more than enough talent to rank better than near or at the bottom of the conference in several major categories. I think the work that Van Gorder has done with the Falcons recently with very little NFL calibre talent speaks to his skills as a DC.

Also, even if you’re just looking at the UGA/Tech games over the last couple of years, you could run a clinic on what not to do on defense. There were so many tackles that weren’t wrapped up, players out of position, players biting on fakes and not maintaining their lanes, it was absolutely laughable. I think there’s a lot more to a quality DC than just knowing the nuts and bolts of a certain scheme.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

July 30th, 2010
11:52 am

WDE, cannot you not recall that the Dogs fell in the polls in the first 2 games, in which they won. The media hates the UGA program, thus it gets no respect.

Shall we go back to the Alabama game about 2 years ago when College Gameday was in town, and UGA got the pure living sh#t kicked out of them, but they just buried their hands in the sand and put the blame somewhere else.

As they say when someone is an alcoholic….”admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery.” UGA needs to admit their program is tanked.

By the way Alabama was hung 31 on them at halftime.

WDE

July 30th, 2010
11:52 am

Georgia will go 6-6 this year…

W – UL Lafayette (duh)
L – SCAR (No way in hell, Aaron Murray in his 2nd ever start will be crushed by SC’s defense, and Garcia will pick apart UGA’s secondary.
L – Arkansas (Ryan Mallett will embarass you, 400+ yards easily)
W – Miss. State (yeah, no)
W – Colorado
L – Tennessee (Derek Dooley gets his first signature win, Barbra embarasses Vince and the Athens community)
W – Vanderbilt
W – Kentucky
L – Florida (No explanation or rationalization needed)
W – Idaho State
L – Auburn (Two programs at similar levels headed in completely opposite directions, Auburn will have a well-oiled offense just as last year but will differ in that there is more depth on D, especially LB.)
L – Georgia Tech (Taking away a lineman on D just makes those first couple yards that much easier for Nesbitt)

GeoffDawg

July 30th, 2010
11:54 am

GTZ09, yes, I agree. Both DC deserved to lose their jobs although I have to admit that I was a bit surprised that Paul Johnson pulled the trigger on that firing when he did. I thought it would go another year.

The transition from NFL to college is always interesting. Add to that the difference in scheme and the loss of so many starters from last year, it’ll be white knuckle time in the early going.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

July 30th, 2010
11:55 am

Gatorzone

Yes, you are in the weaker side of the SEC, because you only have to deal with UF. Deal with Alabama and LSU, then we can talk. Regardless, I will agree that the SEC is the top conference in D-1, however, there are plenty of weak teams including USC, MSU, Ole Miss and AU.

If you remove LSU and Florida from the mix over the past 10 years, the SEC would be AAA, but I will give it to you that LSU, UF and UA are premier programs who will win titles,

UGA needs to quit whining about the SEC. “If you can’t stand the heat, then get out of the kitchen”….in other words, join another conference.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

July 30th, 2010
11:57 am

WDE

I give them 8-4 with losses to Florida, AU, Arky, and UT. Regardless, 8-4 is good enough to give CMR another contract extension.

Bulldog fans…keeps those booster checks coming, because we need to extend CMR’s contract.

Jake

July 30th, 2010
11:59 am

I’m sure Tony pulled for Ga. as a young boy,, still does.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

July 30th, 2010
12:00 pm

UGA is just a flat embarassment to the state of Georgia. All of those rednecks yelling and backing on Saturdays makes us look like a bunch of idiots, then losing on top of that….Ugh!!! If they would just give up football and focus in gymnastics.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

July 30th, 2010
12:00 pm

Excuse me….barking……

Mike Bobo 17 INT

July 30th, 2010
12:01 pm

Jake, no doubt about it. Typical AJC clone trying to cut his way to ESPN, but I have news for Mr. Barnhart..Corso and May will bury you. They already have Lou Holtz, who struggles lately, but is light years ahead of anyone like Barnhart.

haters are skaters

July 30th, 2010
12:02 pm

reality check for all jacket fans. see below listing of all time series btwn the 2 teams.

60-39-5 UGA leads
23 of 31 streak by UGA
14 of 18 streak by UGA
7 straight streak (2x) by UGA
8 straight streak by GT
1 of 2 streak by GT over the last 2 yrs

so, as you can see, UGA owns the series w/ GT. guess we can see why they keep referring to a 3 pt victory 2 yrs ago. not much of a proud history in the series.

George Stein

July 30th, 2010
12:03 pm

Gotta tell ya, Geoffdawg, your offensive line will be the key to the defense early on. If they continue to smack opponents in the mouth the way y’all did to us last year, the defense will never be on the field.

Fair points about Willie.

George Stein

July 30th, 2010
12:05 pm

Jake, he should pull for UGA. He went there. He gives Tech a fair shake usually. I could do without so much of the “SEC is so great” nonsense, but other than that I like Tony. And far be it for me to knock a guy who roots for his school. Ditto Schlabaugh.

Dawg Tired

July 30th, 2010
12:05 pm

Tony – The media picking Tech 3rd in their division is indeed strange. One can only assume they will be better than they were last year when they won the ACC Title, as Coach Johnson seems to have done a very good job of recruiting players to fit his system. What’s your take on this? Is the conference just that much better this year?

GeoffDawg

July 30th, 2010
12:05 pm

Mike Bobo 17 INT and WDE – it’s a given that for the most part, every SEC game is tough but just what criteria are you using to call the UT game a loss for Georgia? Arkansas has Mallett but not a whole lot of talent around him, Auburn and UGA are typically pretty evenly matched, so I can accept your admittedly biased opinions there. But UT? They’ll be lucky to be their own state champs this year. Their O-line has a combined 3 starts between them. Anything can happen in conference play but that prediction defies any attempts at logic.

GeoffDawg

July 30th, 2010
12:08 pm

That’s a good point George Stein. Young QB, two talented TBs, the most experienced O-line in the conference. Hopefully, that adds up to running the ball, controlling the clock, and minimizing the exposure of the defense.

bad brad

July 30th, 2010
12:08 pm

Tennessee won’t even miss Brown; watch what Rajion Neal does for them. He flew under the radar taking Sandy Creek to the AAAA state championship and I expect great things from him in Knoxville.

zeeeeee Nachos aka the "Living Legend"

July 30th, 2010
12:09 pm

The Georgia football motto: “WOULDA… COULDA…. SHOULDA”

30 years & counting fleabags…

George Stein

July 30th, 2010
12:16 pm

UGA will win 9 games this year. I think they’ll get clipped by Miss St, UF, and Auburn. I want to say Tech beat them too but if I do that I’ll jinx us (totally rational, I know). They always beat South Carolina even though the games are close (sounds familiar to a Tech fan) and wake me up when Arkansas decides to play defense. UGA will run the ball all over those guys. Plus it’s a noon game so it’ll feel like 11:00 AM for Arkansas. Advantage: UGA. I think Dan Mullen is a helluva coach though and he’s gonna pick off someone. I think it’ll be UGA.

Tech will win 9 games too. We’ll get beat by Clemson, VT, and UGA.

Reality Stinks

July 30th, 2010
12:22 pm

Gimick offense

No show fans

High school stadium

Dangerous neighborhood for games

Sanitation Engineering

Terrible athletic program

Boy its great to be a tech fan

George Stein

July 30th, 2010
12:26 pm

You tell ‘em, Reality Stinks!

swheels

July 30th, 2010
12:29 pm

Turns out that Bryce Brown did go and see Dooley on Saturday. Dooley told him to think about it some more and come back Monday. Monday comes and he doesn’t want to go back and explain himself again and he sends Dooley a text message. Dooley then throws said player under the bus. Who is the sad case here? Brown doesn’t need a release to play next year. He would need a release to practice with a team this year, but not to play next year.
Dooley is classless to let this continue when the player did come and see him and he lets this BS continue.

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
12:29 pm

George, the reason he thinks the SEC is so great is because the last 4 National Championships have been won by 3 seperate SEC teams. That should tell you something. Throw in an undefeated Auburn in 04 and an LSU championship in 02, UGA in 07, and I would say that is a pretty dominant conference.
Geoff, no way UGA gets beat by UT this year. I agree with you.

Atlanta Jackets

July 30th, 2010
12:36 pm

WDE and Mike Bobo 17 NITS, I love it! Hahah! ROTFLMAO! Those mutts are history. The state belongs to Tech and they can’t admit it. The moment they hired Coach Rich, I knew they are accepting medicority. LOL! And they keep him around.

Rich is the Hewit of NCAA football. Burn!!!

Wait, the Robot just scored another touchdown against the Mutts! LOL! I love it.

Atlanta Jackets

July 30th, 2010
12:39 pm

I’m hoping the Falcons take Nesbot in the second round (if he lasts that long) to be the back up to Ryan for a few years. He’ll take over after that and keep bringing championships to Atlanta, just like he did at Tech. I love it. And the mutts would die knowing that the Robot not only beat them consistently at Tech but was also the one that finally brings a super bowl to Atlanta. What would they say then? LOL! Just wait.

Atlanta Jackets

July 30th, 2010
12:41 pm

Mike Bobo at 12pm! LOL! ROTFLMAO!

Mike Bobo 17 INT

July 30th, 2010
12:41 pm

haters are skaters

Quit focusing on a nerd school that does not deserve a football program, and focus on why UGA cannot be competitive with other D-1 programs. 10 years and not 1 chance at a title.

I am not a GT fan by any means, but hell they got their last title in 1990….

hsf

July 30th, 2010
12:42 pm

The prime reason UT AD is still there can be summed up in 2 words….Bruce Pearl.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

July 30th, 2010
12:44 pm

GeoffDawg, I respect your comment, but until UGA starts opening with Southern Cal, Miami, or even Texas, there is just no respect for your program.

If the SEC is so tough, then move to the Big East, BIg 10, or Colonial and bag some wins. Your program is used to looking for weak opponents, so you would feel right at home. Your previous AD spent 90% of his time looking for the perfect schedule to try and get a BCS, but it backfired.

You need to learn to play any team, any time anywhere.

George Stein

July 30th, 2010
12:46 pm

Fair enough, Gatorzone. But I would argue back a couple of points. First, National Championships cannot be the measure (does anyone really believe that the ACC was the best hoops conference the past two years? I don’t. Hell Paul Hewitt’s team played for it’s championship). It’s a far more complicated issue than that. Further..

- That the fact that teams seem to be able to get through the SEC with only one or no losses (save 2007 LSU) and play for the NC every year is because it’s not that tough after the top two. The conference has been extremely top heavy for some time now and that adds up to essentially a one or two game season for the best teams. Just look at last bowl season – Auburn barely gets past NW, Kentucky lost, Tennessee got hammered, South Carolina lost to effing UConn, and Arkansas needed OT to beat East Carolina. But the two top teams smacked their opponents all over the field (as did UGA).

- The middle of the pack in the SEC had a good weekend. I can’t deny that. But if you look at the trend of SEC schools playing outside of their conference against BCS programs, the records are not dominant by any measure.

It’s a good conference but it has a lot of deadweight in it. And the fact that we know who is going to play for its championship (again) this year in July doesn’t suggest the conference is as strong as people seem to think it is.

gdawginkalamazoo

July 30th, 2010
12:47 pm

I am not calling Paul Johnson’s offense M i c k e y M o u s e or anything but when he calls a late 4th qtr time out and yells “Oh tooo-dles” you have to wonder.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

July 30th, 2010
12:47 pm

GT has 4 titles, UGA has 1, thus the score is 4-1. Do we need to rewind that clip of No Show Moreno getting stuffed at the goal line 2 years ago.

GT may not win a title anytime soon, but PJ is a much better coach than CMR, because he is accountable and makes hard choices. CMR is too weak.

Bottom line: it is hard to fire good looking people. The ugly ones go first. Also, most Baptist Fired Dog fans are more complacent and want CMR to stay, regardless of the lack of competitiveness and horrible condition of this program.

npgator

July 30th, 2010
12:49 pm

Tony – another great article but I hope that Brown never plays another down of football and gets employment at a local fast food joint hocking burgers, fries and upsizes.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

July 30th, 2010
12:49 pm

If you fire CMR, you are deathly afraid of what is out there, or what is not out there.

Kirby Smart slapped your program in the face when he did not even come close to getting back to Athens. Kirby decided to remain with a championship program that actually has a shot at winning titles. Tuscaloosa plays to win (i.e. Mal Moore) and expects nothing less. Ask Bill Curry about a brick through his window.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

July 30th, 2010
12:52 pm

gdawginkalamazoo

Agreed as per your last comment.

A "twinkle in his eye"

July 30th, 2010
12:53 pm

CPJ had that twinkle in his eye because he knows that red panties are now on sale at belk. buy one pair and get the bra free and that makes CPJ one happy turkey jowl man.

AAAAAAAAAHAHAHHAHAHA 1 win in 9 tries and soon to be 1 win in 10 tries

DawginLex

July 30th, 2010
12:54 pm

The interception idiot is back.

What a tool and 1st rate moron.

Only judges “successful” programs based on winning a mythical national title not even settled on the field.

I truly feel sorry for you. You are too stupid and ignorant to realize how moronic your posts are.

zeeeeee Nachos aka the "Living Legend"

July 30th, 2010
12:56 pm

Mike Bob 17 INT – your preaching to the choir brother

UGA is a disgrace to our state. I feel for any young kid who buys into their program.

Irrelevant = UGA football

POAD

July 30th, 2010
12:58 pm

Isn’t Masoli on probation or something? How can he just leave the stste so easily?

DawginLex

July 30th, 2010
1:00 pm

BTW,

Anybody that says i’m not willing to predict the season is a liar:

Here goes;

11-3 6-2 in the SEC

losses to Auburn and SC or Arkansas

We will beat UT
We will beat Florida

florida will lose to us and Bama

We will lose to Bama in SEC title game.

We will win our bowl game. Tech will lose 3 and not play in the ACC title game. They will finally win a bowl game and go 10-3.

Flail away(especially you gerbil boy interception idiot)

TheTaxJacket

July 30th, 2010
1:05 pm

Josh Nesbitt passing efficiency 2009:

(((( 148.69 ))))
((( 2nd in ACC )))
((14th nationally ))

Of course it’s easy to pick out the FEW games where Nesbitt played poorly and say he’s not a good QB. You can do the same thing with ANY elite QB!!!!

Mr. Gatorzoner, the only game I saw Tim Tebow play last year was vs Mississippi St. What a terrible excuse for a QB that boy is!!!!! (2 pick 6s) Nice runner though.

Glory, glory to the Jackets. Their truth is marching on!!!!

George Stein

July 30th, 2010
1:09 pm

That’d be a helluva season for y’all, DawginLex.

Realtity Check

July 30th, 2010
1:10 pm

Why is Masoli going to Ole Miss when UGA is available. They have no real quarterback on campus and by the third game will be playing a one star freshman QB that no other SEC team recruited in Mason. Also, he would fit in nicely with the rest of the team and help secure the Fulmer Cup one day.

UGA= team on the decline who has peaked under the current coach. Dawg fans who are honest would kill to have a proven starter like Josh Nesbit at QB. By the 6th game UGA fans will be saying wait till next year when you will have to depend on a true freshman quarterback again. Enjoy the SEC outhouse Dawg fans cause that is where you will be for the next few years.

gdawginkalamazoo

July 30th, 2010
1:12 pm

“Isn’t Masoli on probation or something? How can he just leave the stste so easily?”

POAD, did you read the article? You need to read the article. If you did read it, I did, the kid didn’t do anything wrong. He was pressured by “the system” to plead guilty to all of those charges. He was present when the crimes were committed but remorseful after the fact.

Reality Stinks

July 30th, 2010
1:13 pm

Boy I thought I heard everything until now

Josh Nesbitty will win the Super Bowl for the Falcons

Please give me 2 gallons of that Kool-Aid

I want to know what it feels like to go to the land of Oz

Dawg Tired

July 30th, 2010
1:14 pm

RC – Therapy would help. Or, maybe just getting a life would be all you need.

Dawg Tired

July 30th, 2010
1:16 pm

So the kid got thrown off the team because he didn’t do anything? Surely you jest.

Reality Stinks

July 30th, 2010
1:21 pm

The Tax Jacket

Nesbitty’s QB ranking is so high because 95% of his passes are 10 yards or less

Did you Tech fans invent Kool-Aid too, along with other inventions like the toilet plunger, drano, Metamucil, and my personal favorite the empty highschool stadium during home games.

The toilet plunger, drano, and Metamucil were great for your fan base because your so full of crap all 3 are needed for your trip to the bathroom.

I just cant figure out the empty highschool stadium though

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
1:23 pm

Well then Tax Jackoff, I stand corrected…

Nesbitt is much better than Tebow!!!

Nice fantasy land you live in there. Whatever, just keep beating your chest about the wonderful ACC. When was the last ACC National Champion by the way?

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
1:24 pm

Tax Jacket, I take back that last statement. Shouldn’t have said Jackoff.

George Stein

July 30th, 2010
1:24 pm

Good lord, Tax Jacket. Enough already.

TheTaxJacket

July 30th, 2010
1:30 pm

Reality Stinks,

OH REALLY. That’s a mighty strange claim considering NESBITT LED THE NCAA IN YARDS PER PASS ATTEMPT.

Try again mutt.

Nesbitt. ROBOT. Heismen. Deal with it fleabags!!!!!!!!!

gdawginkalamazoo

July 30th, 2010
1:34 pm

Dawg Tired, no I don’t jest. Read the article. He didn’t do anything, he is a victim of the ruthless DA, probably Sam Waterson type, who pressured him to plead guilty or go to jail. All for doing nothing wrong.

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
1:35 pm

Tebow had a QB rating of:
2006 201
2007 172.5
2008 172.4
2009 155.6

check them out yourself at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Tebow

Yes, he is no Josh Nesbitt.

Reality Stinks

July 30th, 2010
1:37 pm

The Tax Jerk and other Techies

Have you seen the Wizzard yet? If not just keep drinking your Kool-Aid

Maybe if you clap your golden slippers 3 times the Wizzard of Oz will grant you your wish and:

Nesbitty will win the heisman
Tech will win an outright National Title without sharing one with 2 other teams and the help of UPI
Your stadium will be a sellout at all home games for the first time ever
Your stadium will enlarge from high school size to juinor college size
And your campus will move to a safe non-violent neighborhood

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
1:38 pm

Nesbitt has a 46.3 % completion percentage….

Yes, he is a wonderful passer

TheTaxJacket

July 30th, 2010
1:40 pm

Gatorzone,

That may be, but when he needed to make a throw, he did not deliver in the games I watched. I am thinking of the Miss St game in particular.

Never tried to compare the two sir, though I will say Nesbitt is a more powerful runner.

George Stein

July 30th, 2010
1:40 pm

Gatorzone, I’d let Nesbitt be. He’s a terrific player. The poster just needs to knock it off with the idea that he’s the best in NCAA.

Reality Stinks

July 30th, 2010
1:43 pm

The Tax Jerk

Oh really

Thats not a strange claim when you can shovel pass a ball (Like Tech Does) for a distance of 3 yards and the back carries it down the field for 20 + stupid

That 3 yard dump pass can turn into 30 yards and thats what happens in your middle school scheme.

You might ought to watch a little more of your games instead of using your Sanitation Engineering degree to fix the Varsity’s bathrooms

Try again Bumble Bee

“Squash”

Area Sports Fan

July 30th, 2010
1:43 pm

Bobo, you’re an idiot. The moment you posted that we needed to focus on why UGA can’t be competitive with other D1 schools is the moment you lost all credibility. UGA has won two SEC titles and finished top ten in the nation numerous times over the past decade and you claim they aren’t competitive? Idiot.

GeneralNeyland96

July 30th, 2010
1:43 pm

swheels……Sources Please??

gdawginkalamazoo

July 30th, 2010
1:44 pm

Gatorzone, do you have a brick wall nearby? Go argue with that. You might get better results. Tebow was one of the best to ever play college football. Nesbitt has this season to put his mark in the books. He is a talented kid and he will miss D Thomas this year for sure.

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
1:45 pm

Jacket, I like Nesbitt. Just in the games I saw, he is not a good passer. And yes Tebow looked bad all last year, but the Gators only lost 1 game the the National champ. Nesbitt played a big role in the Miami defeat, as well as Iowa.

George Stein

July 30th, 2010
1:46 pm

kalamazoo, Agreed. Seems every school seems to have their whackjobs. He’s ours. It would be very nice to have a room with fairly intelligent conversation and some creative, good-natured jabs at each other.

George Stein

July 30th, 2010
1:49 pm

Lowest common denominator, meet Tax Jacket. Tax Jacket, meet lowest common denominator.

gdawginkalamazoo

July 30th, 2010
1:51 pm

I would say that Nesbitt does his job very well. His job is to move the offense down the field in whatever matter is required.

POAD

July 30th, 2010
1:53 pm

dawgmazzozoz If he plead GUILTY(pressured or not) that usually means Probation.

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
1:53 pm

No biggie. I just thought it was humourous to bring up Tebow’s couple of bad passing games. i can recite many when he lit it up. Anyway, he is graduated and now we have a better pure passer taking over in Brantley. Wait until you see this guy.

jarvis

July 30th, 2010
1:56 pm

I keep looking at the Heisman watchlists and don’t find Joshua anywhere on it.
What do you think the sports writers are missing? Oh…and the aye-she-she coaches? They didn’t have him as pre-season either.

In three years Paul Johnson will be announced as the next coach of Notre Dame leaving with a 1-4 against the Dawgs.

Your players suck. Johnson can’t replace the missig talent.

gdawginkalamazoo

July 30th, 2010
1:57 pm

….manner is required

TheTaxJacket

July 30th, 2010
2:00 pm

Mr. Reality Stinks,

Reality must stink so much that you no longer choose to recognize it. Contriving imaginary “3 yard passes” that you dreamed up in the janitor’s closet at McDonald’s isn’t going to help your argument. Unless you think pitches to the A-back are counted statistically as passing, which they are not.

Nesbitt bombed it deep and often when he did throw it. You don’t lead the NCAA in yards per pass attempt by flipping 3 yard passes all game and praying to God they run 20 yards.

Glory Glory to The Rooobot, his truth is marching on!!!!!

George Stein

July 30th, 2010
2:00 pm

You stay classy, jarvis.

Reality Stinks

July 30th, 2010
2:00 pm

Hey Tax Jerk

Im waiting

or did I step on you to hard

LOL

July 30th, 2010
2:01 pm

Bobo, thank you for continuing to show us what a total and complete idiot you are.

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
2:06 pm

Nesbitt may have led the nation in yards per pass attempt, but he only hit is receiver 46.3% of the time. That really is not good

POAD

July 30th, 2010
2:06 pm

Dawgzoo I read the whole si article and he has a 1yr Probation and a $2500 fine. The youngman has to get permission to leave the state and to have his probation transfered to Miss if he does go to Ole Miss. Probation could be more difficult in Miss than Oregon.

Reality Stinks

July 30th, 2010
2:07 pm

Tax Jerk

Notice I said in my previous post shovel pass not “pitches” shovel pass

A shovel pass is a pass and is counted as a pass

Like I said stop wasting your time trying to unclogg the toilet from the giant linker log I left you at the Varsity and watch a few games

Your buzz from the Kool-Aid you drink will hopefully wear off and you can see Nesbitty’s “Truth want be marching” to no heisman or national championship bug.

George Stein

July 30th, 2010
2:09 pm

In his defense, Gatorzone, his passes were not usually short ones. Many of his were downfield throws that most QBs would not complete at a high rate either.

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
2:10 pm

what is with the robot nickname anyway? Is that because he has slow reaction? Is that a complement?

Beast from the East

July 30th, 2010
2:12 pm

DawginLex,
“we will beat…”. What position do you play?

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
2:12 pm

George, I did notice that he did throw lots of deep balls. And, he is a great runner and a good leader. He moves the team and that is what matters.

Reality Stinks

July 30th, 2010
2:12 pm

Gatorzone

Thats the point Im trying to make 46% wow, but Mr. Kool-aid tax man thinks Nesbitty makes Tebow look like he cant hold his sweat towl

Nesbitty is a great passer, 10 yards or less yes, but let him throw it further than that and watch all the duck hunters come out

TheTaxJacket

July 30th, 2010
2:17 pm

Reality Stinks,

Please provide some video evidence of these elusive “shovel passes” you speak of. I cannot recall a single one in the entire time CPJ has been at Tech. All I remember is an arsenal of booming ICBMs launched from the powerful biomechanical arm of The Robot.

Maybe I had been taking a bathroom break or was microwaving a fajita at the time.

TheTaxJacket

July 30th, 2010
2:18 pm

gdawginkalamazoo

July 30th, 2010
2:18 pm

POAD, I know. The article just seems so “I didn’t do anything wrong”, “wrong time, wrong place, wrong friends”. For the parole he will have to get permission to leave the state. Being that he seems like a one man crime wave they may give him their blessings.

jarvis

July 30th, 2010
2:19 pm

TaxJacket let me speak for the whole world.

WE stand corrected. Josh Nesbitt it a great passer.”

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
2:22 pm

Zoo, how many times does that fly? At some point, one has to examine their behavior as to why he is always in the wrong place at the wrong time. Kind of like Michael Vick.
One man crime wave… that is funny!

IPoopedOnABug

July 30th, 2010
2:36 pm

Nesbit is a hoover, he sucks!

swheels

July 30th, 2010
2:37 pm

for report on Bryce Brown and his meeting with Dooley, check Joe schad’s twitter.
http://twitter.com/schadjoe

I think you got yourself a classy coach there GeneralNeyland.

TechFans=Idots

July 30th, 2010
2:38 pm

Official motto at Tech: Can’t, couldn’t and never could

Scott

July 30th, 2010
2:39 pm

I despise when people say BUHWAAAAA. It’s even worse from a fellow Dawg.

George Stein

July 30th, 2010
2:44 pm

Hillarious, IPoopedOnABug.

Gatorzone

July 30th, 2010
2:45 pm

Scott, I feel the same way about… “just saying”

What a dumb phrase.

Reality Stinks

July 30th, 2010
2:51 pm

Tax Jerk

Thanks for the video just a prime example of what Im talking about

Did you notice the reciever had to stop and wait for the ball, heck that dead duck was almost intercepted

And I doubt you find a shovel pass highlight for a qb its not a spectacular throw and catch

Ole Miss Reb

July 30th, 2010
2:52 pm

@ Gen Neyland. I believe Nutt can straighten him out. Perrileaux was just an idiot!! My friends at LSU always told me that the only thing he had to do was to stay out of trouble. Besides Jeremiah only stole some laptops and smoked weed. I bet he want do that in Lafayette County, MS. Them backwoods have a way of keeping them boys in line. lol. Go Rebs!! Coming to a SEC stadium near you soon….

gdawginkalamazoo

July 30th, 2010
2:53 pm

Mr Masoli meet Cool Hand Luke. Cool Hand Luke, meet Mr Masoli.

Ole Miss Reb

July 30th, 2010
2:54 pm

Besides, The Clarion Ledger (Jackson,MS) is reporting that Jeremiah Masoli is visiting Ole Miss this weekend. Several bloggers are saying that he is already there!

POAD

July 30th, 2010
3:02 pm

Olde Miss Rebel: I hope all the cops have a picture of Masoli in their police cars.

TheTaxJacket

July 30th, 2010
3:10 pm

Reality Stinks,

OH REALLY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKxtkCxErCU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLxl0iz5EbM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUhon-8swdI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buEpYd-nbNI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP7hqeKgAXA

Need I go on?

You’d think with as many shovel-passes-going-for-long-gains as Nesbitt allegedly throws, he’d have at least one nice enough to be posted as a highlight. Again, you’re just simply making things up so that you don’t have to deal with… um… reality.

Nesbitt threw that pass short because he knew BeBe could outmuscle that tiny DB and snatch the ball. Better to underthrow it to a guy like BeBe than to overthrow it. All this does is demonstrate Nesbitt’s QB savvy, which is remarkable for someone who throws so few passes and get so little practice in passing situations. Between his high passing efficiency and his excellence in running the option, it could be argued that he is the premier distributor of the football in the COUNTRY.

His truth is marching oooon!!!!

romebuzz

July 30th, 2010
3:23 pm

ugag you should beat us every year.you know whatthough tech can win in flordia

jarvis

July 30th, 2010
3:26 pm

we do beat you every year

Bubba Big Lips

July 30th, 2010
3:36 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHA that ACC is terrible.

BravesFan79

July 30th, 2010
3:41 pm

people like Masoli dont change. The best thing for society would be to go ahead and make him sterile so that he can not reproduce a bunch of fatherless kids.

Just this week alone: Yet another University student was killed by black thugs in Baltimore, a father of 3 was shot to death by 2 black teens in a robbery, a school teacher that associated with blacks was found strangled to death in Douglasville, and of course Lorenzen Wright was murdered. We need to limit the blacks that have babies, to only the ones who are CAPABLE of having kids and raising them! There are far to many black scumbags in the US due to worthless black culture. Thank God my favorite team has none on it! Something very few football teams can say.
Teach your daughters racial pride, or they risk ending up with the same fate as black women. 80% chance of fatherless kids, + top 2 killers of young black women are AIDS, and Murder. (Femicide = murder by partner).

POAD

July 30th, 2010
3:51 pm

BravesFan you better becareful you will get banned from the blogs.

How2fish

July 30th, 2010
4:04 pm

POAD if your not banned its not going to be easy for BravesFan to get banned.

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Bragging rights 101 Hater

July 30th, 2010
9:28 pm

Of course, people who can’t spell “pathetic” or are too lazy to look it up shouldn’t be posting, either.

Brenda

July 31st, 2010
6:39 am

Bryce Brown feels sorry for you when he sees your sorry hairdye job.

luke

July 31st, 2010
6:48 am

Hey Tony,

Wy dont you go down to Fulton County jail and let all those guys say they are “sorry” and then release them too? Sorry, this kind of jocksniffing and kissing butt of athletes is not how I roll. You might be all puckered up to smooch these teenager’s butts because they run fast or look good in their tight uniforms but well-adjusted adults do not enable this behavior. Just report the facts but save us your “professional” opinions.

HomoDawg

July 31st, 2010
9:53 am

Let em know, fellas!!

Our Coach Richt is so much hotter than yours. He’s tan and thin. His clothes fit him good (unlike Paul Johnson, GROSS!)

Everything about UGA is just HOTTER. Oh, I need a shower.

RunningDog

July 31st, 2010
10:22 am

45-42. Really.
What about:
30-24
31-17
15-12
14-7
19-13
34-17
51-7
31-17
Now most of those were tight games that Tech could have won, but don’t keep bragging about a 3-point win when your team has lost 8 of 9 tilts. That’s weak and disappointing from a usually rational fan base.

POAD

July 31st, 2010
10:43 am

Runningdod the Avermargin of victory in the UGAv GT game is only 1.94 points of the history of the series.

POAD

July 31st, 2010
10:46 am

Masoli was treated to the finest room in the Oxford jail for his visit. Coach Nutt thought it would be a great movitator to keep him inline.

jarvis

July 31st, 2010
4:16 pm

Remember that time the ACC Championship was played by two teams that had lost to two mid-range SEC East teams the week before? That one was a classic.

I think Raymond James only ended up with 30,000 or so empty seats. It was a great day for both programs. Congrats to both participants and especially the the aye-she-she champion Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. My your great legacy live on forever.

wesleywhatwhat

July 31st, 2010
4:43 pm

things paul johnson cares about: http://twitpic.com/2ag46f

jarvis

July 31st, 2010
7:07 pm

Thankfully I’m typing and not speaking with my mouth.

Oxford, Mississippi

July 31st, 2010
9:42 pm

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Joshua Nesbitt for Heisman
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CrimsonTide Zone

July 31st, 2010
9:52 pm

Enter your comments here

I am not going to be the head coach at Alabama. I am the head coach of the Miami Dolphins.

August 1st, 2010
8:34 am

Tony B: I think you are dead on, suggesting Masoli apologize and commit to change his ways. Moving that far from home, change of friends, public commitment etc.. may be the first step in turning his life around.

I can’t remember the details of his problems, so I can’t say I would want him on the Dawgs.

Things like this remind me of Mike Price. If he would have done as you suggested (sincere apology, take responsibility, ….) he might still be the coach at UA. Instead, he went with the “it wasn’t really that bad” response. But that’s another story .

As far as Nesbitt, if he wins the Heisman, I’ll come back at age 42, out of shape, slow, and short, and win it next year. Good QB, no doubt, but not a heisman candidate.

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shane#1

August 1st, 2010
12:27 pm

1-Oregon had some major problems with other players that contributed to Masoli being dismissed. Coaches are human too, and the last straw is the last straw. I wish him luck. 2- Kiffin took a gamble with Brown. Many coaches did not want to deal with his friend, the wannabe rap star “agent”. Brown is a very talented athlete and hopefully he will one day realize that he doesn’t need any “friends” to tell him what to do.

TampaGator

August 1st, 2010
7:26 pm

Masoli is going to be a Reb….and he didn’t say he was “sorry”….just thanked everyone who supported him in his stupidity and criminal behavior…especially coach Nutt and the Ole Miss high standards of admission (Masoli and Jamar Hornsby). Just how low can you go….Mr. Nutt???????????????? Shame on you….Mr. Nutt…..twice now. WIN AT ALL COST AT OLE MISS, I guess. Great message being sent to all Mississippi youth…..crime and bad behavior pays!!!!

Bama man

August 1st, 2010
9:36 pm

Who says first next time will suck a pole.

college football

August 2nd, 2010
12:29 am

two words for the blowflys FU

BuLLdawg

August 2nd, 2010
1:56 am

Paul Johnson cannot win a bowl game and he cannot pass

Hotty Toddy?

August 2nd, 2010
10:48 am

One of the most important things to look at in the SEC is who you play on the other side of the conference. This year, Ole Miss has drawn Tennessee, Kentucky, and Vandy- the consensus #4, #5, and #6 teams this preseason. That is a mighty big break for the Rebs.

Another important thing is out-of-conference schedule. In recent years (2002-2008) the Rebs went 0-8 against the likes of Missouri, Wake Forest, Wyoming and Texas Tech. This year, the out-of-conference is much more manageable with Jacksonville State, Tulane, Fresno State and Louisiana Lafayette.

Ole Miss could really surprise this season. The Rebs will have a strong defense and the addition of Masoli could be just the spark needed. After back-to-back nine win seasons, this team knows how to win. Another 9 win season – especially with this schedule – is not out of the realm of possibility.

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