Coaches on the hot seat; new coaches who will succeed, struggle

We have 24 new head coaches in Division I-A football. Some will succeed early. Some will struggle early.

Among veteran coaches, there are a number of who enter this season very much on the hot seat.

So with the start of  season just eight days away, it is a good time to look at our coaches on the hot seat, the new coaches who will succeed and the new coaches who will struggle.

This is  just one man’s opinion. If you have others to add to these lists, please do so:

 

FIVE VETERAN COACHES ON THE HOT SEAT

1. Rich Rodriguez, Michigan: The problem for Rich Rod is that regardless of how many games he wins, there are just a lot of people who don’t want him to be the coach at Michigan any more. NCAA investigations at both his current and former (West Virginia) employers don’t help Rodriguez with a proud Michigan fan base.

2. Dan Hawkins, Colorado: When Hawkins came to Boulder from Boise State, folks thought the Buffs would become a Big 12 force again. Instead they are 16-33 in five seasons. Colorado is going to the Pac-10 either in 2011 or 2012. Will Hawkins be the coach?

3. Ron Zook, Illinois: The Zooker got the Illini to a Rose Bowl in 2007 but things have not been good since with seasons of 5-7 and 3-9. He shook up his coaching staff in an effort to get back to a bowl. Another losing season could be Zook’s last in Champaign.

4. Les Miles, LSU: Normally, a guy who is 51-15 with a national championship (2007) doesn’t belong on this list. But the closer you get to the LSU program the more people try to convince me that Miles has to make something happen after going 8-8 in the SEC the past two seasons. He’s picked to finish fourth in the SEC West. A win over North Carolina on Sept. 4 is very important. Miles’ buyout, media reports have said, is about $16 million.

5. Dennis Erickson, Arizona State: Erickson, who won two national championships at Miami, led the Sun Devils to 10 wins and a share of the Pac-10 championship in his first season (2007) in Tempe. The past two seasons Arizona State has won a total of nine games. Erickson shook up his staff bringing in Noel Mazzone to install the spread offense. He needs a winning season.

FIVE NEW COACHES WHO WILL HAVE EARLY SUCCESS

1. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame: Based on what he did at Cincinnati and Central Michigan, Kelly is an offensive genius who really knows how to coach quarterbacks. I think the schedule is set up for 8-9 wins.

2. Lane Kiffn, USC: Depth and recruiting are going to be issues down the road for Kiffin but the Trojans could still win a lot of games this season. In fact, I’m looking at 9 or 10 wins on that schedule.

3. Jimbo Fisher, Florida State: No one questions the offense, which returns a veteran line and a Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback (Christian Ponder). A Sept. 11 trip to Oklahoma should tell us a lot. I have Florida State winning the ACC’s Atlantic Division over Clemson.

4. Skip Holtz, South Florida: Holtz has proven what he can do with a mobile quarterback and he has a good one in B.J. Daniels. Road trips to Florida, Miami and West Virginia will temper expectations but the Bulls can be a factor in the Big East.

5. Butch Jones, Cincinnati: Jones takes over for Brian Kelly, who won a pair of Big East championships.  The Bearcats won’t win the conference again but they will continue to be very competitive with a proven quarterback in Zach Collaros..

FIVE NEW COACHES WHO WILL STRUGGLE

1. Derek Dooley, Tennessee: Dooley inherited a bad situation that has gotten progressively worse with injuries and other issues. The schedule is brutal. Five wins would be a very good season.

2. Tommy Tuberville, Texas Tech: Tuberville will try to change the culture established by Mike Leach, which means Tubs will try to run the ball and play better defense. In the short term this has a chance to be ugly until Tuberville can get his recruits in place.

3. Mike London, Virginia: London won a Division I-AA championship at Richmond but begins his time at Virignia with a roster that is very, very thin. The Cavaliers are in the ACC Coastal, which will be one of the toughest divisions in football.

4. Robbie Caldwell, Vanderbilt: Caldwell got the job when Bobby Johnson suddenly retired in July. The Commodores were going to struggle this season regardless of who was the coach. Nine of the 12 teams on the schedule went to bowls last season.

5. Turner Gill, Kansas: The Jayhawks are only three years removed from a 12-1 season and an Orange Bowl appearance. But the former head coach at Buffalo has a lot of work to do to get Kansas back in the mix in the Big 12 North, which is pretty weak this year.

 

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342 comments Add your comment

sunny purdue

August 25th, 2010
8:12 am

30-24 Dawgs - We Run This State!

August 25th, 2010
8:19 am

Good call Tony, CMR is only “supposedly” on the hot seat with out-of-state media like Finebum.

Too Easy

August 25th, 2010
8:20 am

The Old Ball Coach will struggle if he doesn’t bring back Saunders for the second game. He will, though; the suspension is ‘indefinitely’ definite. Book it.

Too Easy

August 25th, 2010
8:21 am

Oh, and 3st.

Ormewood

August 25th, 2010
8:23 am

The Fridge is got to be on the hot list, coming off a 2-10 season with a new AD.

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

August 25th, 2010
8:23 am

Tony,
As usual, great job. 5 on the hot seat are indeed on the hot seat. I have to believe that RichRod shorts are almost charred. Agree on the coaches in that group, as well.

Dooley will right the ship in Kville, but it won’t be this year.
My only question concerns Ears Stubbberfield at Tex Tech. Didn’t he hire the Troy Offensive Coordinator to continue the passing game established by Leach? Or, am I mistaken?

athensdawg

August 25th, 2010
8:24 am

rich rod should have stayed at wvu.

jumbeauxtiger

August 25th, 2010
8:29 am

Tony, Miles’ 8-8 SEC record is misleading. The Tigers were 3-5 in 2008 but improved to 5-3 last season. But you are correct that he is on the hotseat and likely will be gone if he fails to win 9 regular season games although I think he should have to win 10 games. Personally, I hope he makes it as he has few player issues, is an outstanding recruiter and will likely have 16-17 starters returning in 2011. What has not been mentioned on here throughout the offseason is that he has brought in 3 new excellent offensive coaches. If it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t be excited at all about this season.

I would have to believe, and I have many friends who are big Dawg fans, that Richt has to be feeling some heat too.

Good article.

Geaux Tigers
Go SEC

sc ace

August 25th, 2010
8:31 am

What about charlie strong and joker phillips? I say both will struggle early . Strong should have the cards contending in the big east in 11 though

DawginLex

August 25th, 2010
8:31 am

Friedgen at Maryland is all but done

Add Nutt to the list as well. If Masoli turns out to be a dud and MSU whacks them again, the Rebels will start howling. Any fanbase dumb enough to run off David Cutcliffe can not be trusted.

Kiffin better win. He has ZERO margin for error all the way around from his boss to his fanbase to the rest of the country.

naganole

August 25th, 2010
8:33 am

@jumbeauxtiger What would you think about Paul Johnson at LSU?

TommyJack

August 25th, 2010
8:33 am

Good list.
AD’s talk of “cultural fits”…not sure Rich Rod was ever the guy for Mich.
If D. Dooley goes 6-6, he should win national COY.
GBO

5IML

August 25th, 2010
8:37 am

You can question Les’s in-game coaching and clock management but you can’t question his (or his agent’s) business sense–a $16M buyout!

MoDawg

August 25th, 2010
8:38 am

30-24, excellent analysis. Finebaum is supposed to be on a national show now on XM, but he is so full of Sabanitis, he can’t see straight, much less be objective about anything. It is such a Bama lovefest on his show, it’s pathetic. I was looking forward to listening to a little SEC talk, but all he does is heap glowing praise on anything and everything Alabama (especially his man crush, Saint Nick) and his hatred of Georgia and Ole Miss (of all places). Anyone know why Finebaum hates UGA and Mark Richt?

Anyway, I’m looking forward to Kiffin struggling down the road, but USC is loaded right now and should do well. Like him or not, he apparently can coach. I feel for Dooley and the once proud Vol Nation, but hope that we can rebound from the beatdown they put on us last year and return the favor. I mean….it was the bootleg play for crying out loud….and we couldn’t stop it. Hopefully, those days are gone to Oklahoma.

Musashi

August 25th, 2010
8:40 am

I am no Tennessee fan but I not so sure UT should be written off so quickly, thinking 7 wins.

Is RR starting Robinson at QB instead of Forcier? And good point DawginLex about Big Fridge, kinda surprised he’s still there.

Hankie Aron

August 25th, 2010
8:40 am

Before anyone says it, Mark Richt is NOT on the hot seat. That said, if he wins 8 games this year the seat will be getting very warm

The Real SugarHillDawg

August 25th, 2010
8:41 am

The ONLY thing keeping the Fridge at Maryland is because the scholl can’t pay his buyout.I too concur that if Richt can’t beat Florida this year, he WILL be on the hot seat. You all think McGarity is gonna put up with his school continuing to lose to Florida???

jumbeauxtiger

August 25th, 2010
8:42 am

naganole, Paul Johnson is an excellent coach but I don’t think Tiger fans would go for that type of offense.

If Miles doesn’t make it I have a good idea who they would go after and although this coach has turned down other overtures from other schools, I believe he would probably take it. Hopefully it won’t come to that.

Dawg in the Ville

August 25th, 2010
8:43 am

Tony, don’t forget Charlie Strong at Louisville among the coaches who will struggle. The last guy, Kragthorpe, left the cupboard pretty bare and the program is still reeling from Petrino’s departure. Strong should turn things around in a few years, but the talent level at Louisville is pretty embarassing.

Plus, the fans here are both delusional and fair-weather, which makes for a terrible combination. They only fill the stadium when the team is great, and they honestly believe their program is elite.

Puffy

August 25th, 2010
8:43 am

Les Miles has won 77% of his games at LSU, and throw in a National Championship to boot. His clock management issues at end of games have stirred up some. But if LSU is dumb enough to let him go, he’l be grabbed up quickly by a lucky team somewhere.

5IML

August 25th, 2010
8:44 am

MoDawg,

Finebaum loves BAMA (right now) because BAMA is winning (right now). When BAMA was on probation and losing to Auburn, he was an Auburn fan. To answer your question, I’m not sure why he hates UGA and Richt so much. Maybe Richt declined an offer to appear on the show or something. Who knows? Regarding Ole Miss, he just loves to pick on them which makes no sense. In-state BAMA fans have no strong feelings towards UGA or Ole Miss.

Hankie Aron

August 25th, 2010
8:46 am

Great point Puffy. I think your’e right, it’s just that fans want to see a return to the pre 2008 LSU. I’m not sure that they will though, I believe their defense just doesn’t seem as strong and as you mentioned those pesky clock management issues from last year.

Fred

August 25th, 2010
8:48 am

It would be nice to see Rich Rod get his just desserts.

What dawg?

August 25th, 2010
8:50 am

RRod is getting exactly what he deserves.
Mister Leslie at LSU was blessed with a good team when he arrived. He sucks as a coach and as an alleged human being. He’ll get dumped sooner rather than later.

beatdowns galore

August 25th, 2010
8:51 am

Why is Mark Richt not on ths list ? 2 – 7 against Fla. Always struggles against weaker teams. No National Championships and 3 blowout losses to Tenn. in 3 of the last 4 years. A 10 – 10 record for the last 4 years against the sec east. When he loses to a pathetic program like SC and then loses at home to Arky in a few weeks its goodbye CMR !

T B Shirey

August 25th, 2010
8:55 am

Miles will survive at LSU, win 9 games and then leave for Michigan to replace “the Rod”. Then LSU fans will cry about “losing such a great coach”. Such is life in the college coaching world.

Hankie Aron

August 25th, 2010
8:56 am

Beat downs, you can find information to support any claim you want but the fact of the matter is he has won TOO many games and is a solid coach to be on the hot seat. Again, if he wins 8 games this year then you will have more ammunition to fire. Give him the chance to correct the problems. He’s too good a coach

Buck Futt

August 25th, 2010
8:56 am

Counting on Noel No-red-zone and a spread offense? Good luck with that one.

Bubba Big Lips

August 25th, 2010
8:56 am

Coach Paul Johnson isnt on the hot seat, he cant fit into a seat.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

August 25th, 2010
8:57 am

agree with RichRod- the guy tarnished Michigan’s tradition and has made the team look like a joke. Remember App State?

Hankie Aron

August 25th, 2010
8:58 am

I think Richt finally realizes what was lacking, addressed it, now is motivated to get it done. I think he wins 10 games this year, maybe 11. Have you seen their schedule?

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

August 25th, 2010
8:58 am

also want to see Kiffin struggle- i think all college football fans will some joy out of that.

beatdowns galore

August 25th, 2010
8:58 am

Sorry Hankie …but you are going to need a hankie in a few weeks.

Hankie Aron

August 25th, 2010
9:00 am

Kenneth your’e right Rich Rod and how he has tarnished the proud Michigan program BUT keep in mind that App State loss was under Lloyd Carr in his final season BEFORE Rich Rod came to town.

Mike

August 25th, 2010
9:02 am

Brian Kelly and Notre Dame will be in a BCS bowl this year with 10 wins. One thing Charlie Weis could do very well was recruit and their current junior class was rated #1 or #2 in the country with Alabama depending on who’s service you look at. All this program needed was a guy to run it, and they have found in BK.

On the opposite end, Derek Dooley will win 4 games this fall and be lucky to survive 3 years in Knoxville. The talent is that poor and the schedule is that tough. There is a reason Tennessee doesn’t want to play a middle of the road ACC team like North Carolina. It might have something to do with the fact that the Vols have lost 3 in a row to ACC teams (Clemson, Maryland, VT) by 13, 23, and 27 points.

jim

August 25th, 2010
9:02 am

Rich Rod is the maybe the one with the hottest seat. What is unspoken nationally is that the Uof M crowd never wanted him in the first place – they do not like his accent or the fact that he came from a “hill billy” state. He may have issues of honesty as a coach but it would not have mattered. They had their minds made up before he showed up in Ann Arbor.

Hankie Aron

August 25th, 2010
9:02 am

I won’t beatdowns. I am sure of one thing. There is no way you are a UGA fan. I talk to many many GT fans, and they would absolutely love for Mark Richt to get fired. Richt better beat FLA this year though and I think he will

lanier

August 25th, 2010
9:03 am

Larry Porter will have a tough time as the new coach at the Univ Of Memphis. Cubbard is bare.

UM football doesnt register around here but its a pretty big deal in the Mid South

Miss State will set the tone the 1st weekend

Not a Tech or UGA Fan.....

August 25th, 2010
9:04 am

If Georgia struggles early (anything worst than 5 and 2) Mark Richt could hear rumbles from the Alumni and Fans that could put him on the hot seat. I think it would take probably a losing season for him to be fired and I don’t see that happening but stranger things have happened so you never know. I know Tech fans won’t agree but Richt needs to worry more about beating Flordia then Georgia Tech because losing to the Gators is going to get him fired quicker than losing to Tech.

Joker Phillips at Kentucky should have a decent first year. A pretty easy schedule and with 3 of your 4 toughest games (Auburn, Georgia, & S.Carolina) at home he has the potential of winning 8, maybe 9 games, this year and maybe going 5 and 3 in SEC east.

Ron Mexico

August 25th, 2010
9:04 am

Randy Edsall will be taking over for Rich Rod come January. Coach Miles will have to look for another opportunity, as his coaching skills (and oversigning issues) leave him as big red flag for the Wolverine faithful. If Kiffen takes the Trojans to a 12-0 season, would LSU come knocking?

Jort nation

August 25th, 2010
9:05 am

Coarch Urban Meyers still wishes he had Percy Harvey and Tim Tebow. they won the game with the best defense play i have seen.
go gator.

Mikey in the SAV

August 25th, 2010
9:07 am

Tony,

Which coaches are the hot properties for the open seats next year?

5IML

August 25th, 2010
9:08 am

Boo Boo's boo's from Sanford Stadium.

August 25th, 2010
9:08 am

McGarrity’s first priority is to ask for permission to talk with Kirby Smart. Mark Richt is toast !

Puffy

August 25th, 2010
9:10 am

Saying Les Miles should be on the hotseat, is about as lame as saying Mark Richt should. Miles at LSU, wins 77%, won a National Championship, finished in the top 5 three years in a row (05-07), he’s a great recruiter–has had 5 straight top 10 recruting classes. Les Miles is one of the premier coaches in the country, hands down, and shouldn’t be on anybody’s hotseat list.

Hankie Aron

August 25th, 2010
9:13 am

There are a lot of LSU fans that dont’ care for him Puffy. Last couple of years have not been as good but then again 2007 they won it all. I think both Mark Richt and Les Miles are not going anywhere despite Boo Boo’s and beatdowns assessment.

Jerry

August 25th, 2010
9:13 am

Les Miles is a clown. If LSU is smart they will dump him asap and bring in a coach with connections to the Saints. Sean Peyton or one of his top assistants.

If Richt loses to Tech he will be canned this year.

Pago Pago Dawg

August 25th, 2010
9:14 am

Word on the street…Rich Rod has to go 8-4 or he’s finished. UM can take care of U CONN, U MASS, BG, Indiana and Ill, so he’ll be around another 2 years.

Not a Tech or UGA Fan.....

August 25th, 2010
9:16 am

Mike @09:02: 10 wins may be hard to come by this year at Notre Dame. I agree Brian Kelly is better than Charlie Weiss but most high school head coaches would be a step up. Notre Dame’s schedule is tough and even though they only have 4 road games those are all possible losses (MichTech, BC, Navy & USC) and they still have Pitt, Stanford, Utah, & Mich to play. 7 wins is possible and 8 wins would be a real good season but probably not enough to get into a BCS game.

Boo Boo's boo's from Sanford Stadium.

August 25th, 2010
9:16 am

Mark Richt should be #4 instead of Les Miles. LSU does have high expectations while UGA rather have pool parties, dancing on sidelines to hip hop music and partying at the UGA.

dawgfan

August 25th, 2010
9:16 am

The only people saying Mark Richt should be on the hotseat are Techies that are bitter about the mockery that he has single handedly made of their joke football program. Whether as an assistant at FSU or the head coach at UGA, Richt has experienced defeat at the hands of the Techies a grand total of ONE time. We’re talking about a coaching career that spans just over two decades and ONE loss to the Joke by Coke. Of course they want this guy gone. He owns them like a two cent mule.

Thanks.

bo

August 25th, 2010
9:16 am

I’m surprised a mature respected sportswriter such as Barnhart would delve in to the world of ‘coaches on the hotseat’.

Purple Drank

August 25th, 2010
9:17 am

Why isn’t Randy Shannon on the hot seat? 21-17 at MIAMI? Oh? He got a new contract? So what!

I’ll tell you why he’s not on the hot seat. Miami’s resident gargoyle president has stripped their priorities down to the framing. She truly doesn’t care if they ever win a game again as long as they don’t shed negative light on UM. As the college football landscape evolved into a big money game, UM didn’t follow along. The shoestring budget used to work. It comes up woefully short now. And there you have miami, no longer an elite team. A team that thinks they are on the cusp but really isn’t even close.

MoDawg

August 25th, 2010
9:17 am

Puffy, with all due respect, Les Miles is simply a very lucky coach not a very good one. The man is not very bright and has worse clock management issues than Richt had his 1st 2 seasons as UGA. His National Championship came with Saban’s players and since then, LSU has gone down hill.

They are a lot like UGA in that they sign some very talented classes and in the past have coached them down. Hopefully, UGA has addressed that with firing the weak links on the defense. Only time will tell. I do agree that if UGA continues to lose to Florida, they will get someone else. GT can beat us once every 10 years and it’s okay, but we started out this decade being competitive with Florida, signing similarly talented players but we have taken a major nose-dive lately. Again, I hope that those days are gone. If not, Richt has MAYBE 2 more years. Just my opinion.

Puffy

August 25th, 2010
9:18 am

Mike Sherman should be on the list instead of Les Miles. Sherman’s gone 10-15 at Texas A & M. 4-8 in 08, 6-7 in 09, I can’t believe Tony put Miles on the hotseat instead of Sherman.

Not a Tech or UGA Fan.....

August 25th, 2010
9:18 am

Correction Mich St not MICH TECH.

UT96

August 25th, 2010
9:22 am

Mike, you couldn’t be more wrong about the Vols. Talent isn’t the issue, depth is, we have only 72 scholarship players. We may struggle this year but 6 or 7 wins is certainly possible. Dooley is an excellent recruiter and will have my Vols ready to compete for an SEC title in 2012. Book it.

Paddy

August 25th, 2010
9:24 am

As one reporter said in his column from the ACC Media days last month. Ralph at Maryland does not seem very excited about coaching anymore. If this writer felt this how do you think his players feel?

bo

August 25th, 2010
9:25 am

“Dooley is an excellent recruiter”

What SEC coach isn’t an excellent recruiter?

Boo Boo's boo's from Sanford Stadium.

August 25th, 2010
9:26 am

UT96… You are correct about Dooley and he really out foxed CMR with Da Rick. But many other coaches are out recruiting Mark Richt and in coaching as well. CMR needs to get on the stick.

Fred

August 25th, 2010
9:26 am

I think most rivals of UGA want Richt to stay as long as possible in Athens. Also MoDawg, listen to any sports station in Atlanta and the bias toward uga is sickening no objectivity at all. Even the contra personalities stay away from criticizing them.

DP

August 25th, 2010
9:27 am

I don’t get Texas Tech and Tuberville. They’re about as good a match as Michigan and Rich Rod. Why would Texas Tech hire a head coach with an established philosophy and force the radical offense of his fired predecessor on him? Tuberville’s brief flirtation with the spread at Auburn was a disaster and he fired the OC at midseason. Why would Tuberville take a job where he had the spread forced on him other than for the paycheck?

DawginLex

August 25th, 2010
9:28 am

If UGA gets rid of Richt, our program will go down not up.

Some idiots are saying hire Chris Peterson from Boise State.

Here is why that would be a dumb move:

No recruiting ties to the southeast
Dan Hawkins
Not used to having to get a team ready to play SEC competition every week, just 1 or 2 tough games a year and then slides by on talent better than the crap they play against.

Bowden won big with Richt. When Richt left, the program went into the crapper. Richt has a problem with florida. Everybody does. He has a winning record against every other SEC school.

Get rid of Richt, and we won’t be as good.

Count on it. Go ahead and call me Patrick but what I am saying is truth.

the real Old Gold

August 25th, 2010
9:28 am

I think Tennessee might be able to pull off a few surprise wins. Maybe not, but just putting it out there.

RxDawg

August 25th, 2010
9:32 am

It’s hard to see Rich Rod coaching Michigan for much longer. He would have to turn things around quickly. His seat has got to be the hottest in the nation.

I think Tommy T will do better than you give him credit for in the Big XII.

I still think Kiffin is just a fall guy at USC.

Canes

August 25th, 2010
9:33 am

Lane Kiffin is one of the worst coaches in college football.

Won 12 game sin 3 years, and lost 21. Never won a Bowl game.

Has sanctions following him now. Lost scholarships at USC because of Carroll, so he’s in a bind.

Kiffin is always on the hotseat.

RxDawg

August 25th, 2010
9:35 am

I agree with others saying not to just write UT off. Maybe it’s just their name working on me. But they still have some talent in rocky top. They still got some recruits that we very much wanted. I’d say they will finish in the middle of the SEC east.

dawgfan

August 25th, 2010
9:38 am

Fred, maybe they don’t think Richt’s first 8-5 season EVER is as big of a deal as you do. That’s why he’s not on the hotseat clown. Plenty negative has been said about UGA recently. Do you read the AJC? But nobody is putting him on the hotseat because he has won 90 freaking games in 9 freaking seasons. Let’s see if big mouth Manboobs can pull that off in the All Crap Conference. Maybe if Richt has a losing season or two you’ll get your wish and he’ll be canned. Good luck with that Techie.

beatdowns galore

August 25th, 2010
9:40 am

After the annual beatdown in Jacksonville the dawgs wont be partying at the UGA and Mark Richt will be doing missionary work in Haiti this time next year. Book it !

how2fish

August 25th, 2010
9:41 am

Not a Tech or UGA Fan…..your right no beating UF would get CMR fired before losing to the Bugs..his record against the Bugs leaves him some leeway..the Gators should be his biggest concern.

cuttysark

August 25th, 2010
9:44 am

Rich Rod at Michigan will find out immediately how hot his seat is after their opening game at the new Big House against UCONN. Dooley will have a tough season in year # 1, then he better start getting some wins or Rocky Top will bounce him out faster than Rich Rod at UM. Paul Johnson should have another good year on the Flats, and for more Georgia Tech Football articles go to http://isportsweb.com. Go Jackets!

MoDawg

August 25th, 2010
9:45 am

Fred, my issue is that Finebaum is on satellite radio now, and is supposed to be NATIONAL. He needs to gain a more national perspective, and hopefully will, in time, but right now, I’d rather listen to my windshield wipers screech across a dry windshield than listen to that blow hard. I know he’s based in Birmingham, but if he wants to play with the big boys, he needs to take notes from Bill King, the morning show, Rivals Radio. Bill shows no bias other than a love for college sports.

I expect local Atlanta radio to hype the local teams, and the better ones in particular. Their listenership pays the bills at the station. Finebaum is a joke! I had high hopes, but have stopped listening. XM must be in bad shape to be reaching like they did with him.

cantondawg

August 25th, 2010
9:45 am

I’m beginning to believe that we (UGA) have some of the dumbest fans in football. I keep hearing how CMR has done nothing at UGA. In nine years, he has won 2 SECC and appeared in another. He has finished top 10 6 times and #2 once and #3 once. He ranks 4th in active coaches winning %. Sure, he’s not won a NC but he has elevated UGA into a top 10 program which it wasn’t before he got there.

XpatHeel

August 25th, 2010
9:49 am

Won’t be surprised to see Fridge retire after this season, and become fishing guide on Lake Oconee.
Miles’ seat won’t be hot after 9/4…it’ll be on fire. Jalapenos and hot wings on fire. Melt the seat on fire. The Heels will expose LSU as very ordinary. The talent aint what it used to be, and Miles is clueless when the clock’s running.

GADAWG88

August 25th, 2010
9:50 am

@jumbotiger… are you speaking of Will Muschamp?

how2fish

August 25th, 2010
9:50 am

beatdowns galore don’t you have some traffic to go play in? The only problem CMR and UGA has is that the two programs currently atop the college football world are both in the SEC and one of them is in the same division. I think we could go 9-3 this year as a new D and QB are a lot to overcome but with the talent in Athens and coming in next year we should be in place to make a run at the Gators and Bama in 2011.You however will continue to live in despair and envy…sorry this side if the grave there is no helping a poor soul like you..give your self to the lord..no one else wants you.Book that.

Dog Power

August 25th, 2010
9:51 am

A lot of rival fans would love to see Richt on the hot seat. 8 wins is the exception, has never gone below that, and will likely be back to his average- 10 wins a season, much to the dismay of UGA opponents.

4th down

August 25th, 2010
9:52 am

would love to see Dooley pull an 0-fer this season.

LSU Fan

August 25th, 2010
9:53 am

MoDawg- Thank you for showing what a complete dumb@ss you are. Why is it that Miles won with Saban’s players but Richt never won with Donnana’s players? The 2002 SECC that Marky won he won with nothing but Donnan’s players.

Now go finish cooking my pizza..

Mobile Dawg

August 25th, 2010
9:57 am

Tony, you are one of the better ones, maybe the best covering College Football. I enjoy your insight.

Paul Finebaum is a piece of work, but I’ve gotta admit he’s a pretty smart guy. A Tennessee man who turned his back on his alma mater for the sake of a dollar. The man makes a great living off the Bama nation. Alabama is a unique situation and he realizes that, he sees it and has capitalized on it. People get hired and fired over here because of their opinion of Alabama. There was a great radio personality here in Mobile who got fired for poking a little fun at Alabama a couple years back. Sponsors threatened to pull out if they didn’t get rid of him. Tony, you’ve been on the Finebaum show, I would like to know a little of your insight as to what really makes him tick. His circle of friends is a pretty diverse one. He does however like to dig at the Georgia fans the last couple of years.

As far as CMR goes, he should probably be on the warm side of the seat. My reasoning, he let this program deteriorate to an unacceptable level over the last 4 years. I know the “record” looked pretty good overall, we even had the high ranking end of 07/beginning of 08, but looking between the lines, most intelligent football fans could see the foundation of the program erode and nothing was done about it until CMR was basically “forced” to make changes thereby saving his own job.

what?

August 25th, 2010
9:58 am

LSU Fan,

The answer is simple:

Richt won ANOTHER SEC title with HIS players. Miles hasn’t.

GatorGuy

August 25th, 2010
9:58 am

Anybody remember UF only winning 8 games two years in a row and then following those two seasons up with a 7 win season under Zook. UGA has never been that bad!

DawginLex

August 25th, 2010
9:58 am

2005 DJ Shockley was richt’s first recruit so i’m pretty sure donnan didn’t have anything to do with that beatdown in the GA dome over LSU.

anotherdawg

August 25th, 2010
10:00 am

I am amazed at the number of people that feel Mark Richt should be fired because of losing to Florida. If you base that as a barometer for the “hot seat”, then you need to fire just about every coach in America. After all, prior to Alabama’s victory last year, no one has had much success. I think you have to look at the big picture in deciding on when to make a change, like when a coach loses control of his players, or his program, or can no longer recruit better players. Mark Richt’s resume speaks for itself. He has won every year, with two SEC championships, and came close to a NC. He has beat Saban twice. His bowl record is 7-2. He has represented UGA with class, and he has made changes to improve his team. If he is on a hot seat, I hope it’s the heated seat in his car, cause it will be a cold day in you know where, before you find a better coach.

Can of W-A

August 25th, 2010
10:02 am

Mobile Dawg

If you’re refering to NM’s firing, that is inaccurate

LSU Fan

August 25th, 2010
10:03 am

what? – Ok you got me. Good point. I will leave now!

PMC

August 25th, 2010
10:03 am

Tony…Virginia would do well to give Mike London some room to breath though. It will take him a while but he is a FANTASTIC coach.

Mike London will be the next great coach at UVA if he gets enough time.

The Most Interesting Man Alive

August 25th, 2010
10:04 am

Funny thing, LSU people are all over Miles with an 8-8 record the last two years after a NC and UGA people still have their love fest with Richt with no NC, 10-6 the last two years and a god awful coaching job in 08 while having 2 top 10 draft picks with one being the overall #1. I bet you McGarrity won’t put up with this mediocrity as he learned at the foot of the master, Jeremy Foley.

RxDawg

August 25th, 2010
10:04 am

Hankie Aron

August 25th, 2010
8:40 am

Just FYI…If Mark Richt gets 8 wins this year that would be the best 10 year span in the history of UGA.

Gimme a break

August 25th, 2010
10:05 am

Anotherdawg- Richt couldn’t beat Florida when Zook was there either.

If Les Miles is 8-8 with a NC just 3 years ago and is on the hot seat then why isn’t Richt on the hot seat with a 10-10 record and not even a conference title in 5 years. Not to mention he’s wasted some of the best talent to ever step on the field in Athens.

I can name 15 coaches I’d rather have.

Why is it

August 25th, 2010
10:06 am

Why is it that you never see UGA guys Tony Barnhart and Chip Towers
in the same room at the same time?

Could they be the same person?

Seriously, its just the same old UGA-SEC blah blah blah
“homer” crap day after day after day.

The Most Interesting Man Alive

August 25th, 2010
10:06 am

But Richt has won a SEC Championship with his players and Les hasn’t so that actually makes sense. Disregard my earlier post.

DawginLex

August 25th, 2010
10:07 am

most interesting dude,

Richt has created his own problem by raising the bar.

Our best coach ever averaged 8 wins per year, had a losing bowl record and won 6 SEC titles in 25 years.

Richt wins 2 SEC titles in 9 years, plays in a league with more teams and better coaches, has a winning bowl record and averages 10 wins per year.

The bar was raised and now everybody wants more or they want to run him.

What a joke.

DawginLex

August 25th, 2010
10:08 am

sorry, our posts crossed in cyberspace

Mobile Dawg

August 25th, 2010
10:08 am

Can, NM was fresh and interesting to listen to. If it smells rotten, it probably is. Are you saying that Alabama supporters didn’t threaten to pull their sponsorships. You know this for a fact?

404

August 25th, 2010
10:08 am

LSU loses to UNC, Miles will get canned. Guaranteed.

MoDawg

August 25th, 2010
10:09 am

LSU Fan, I guess I’m not a “complete dumb@ss”, but thank you for showing me how it’s done.

what? and DawginLex, thanks for having my back!

DawginLex

August 25th, 2010
10:10 am

North Carolina couldn’t beat GT, how are they going to beat LSU?

BNADOG

August 25th, 2010
10:11 am

Tony, how can you put Boise State at #5 in your rankings with their schedule. According to Athlons top 120, Boise State plays:
VaTech #10
Wyoming #83
Oregon State #27
New Mexico St #117
Toledo# 92
San Jose St #110
La Tech #84
Hawaii #94
Idaho #101
Fresno St #59
Nevada # 57
Utah St # 93
Valdosta High School could beat half of those teams

The Most Interesting Man Alive

August 25th, 2010
10:11 am

Don’t disregard it; a lame attempt by a leg humper to copy handles. No title by 2011 and McGarrity will fire him; unless of course all of the Richt lovers continue to buy his bible thumping charade.

404

August 25th, 2010
10:12 am

Richt’s run has “peaked.”

His record has been going DOWN for the past 3 years,
and 2010 looks no better.

When he cans Bobo in December, it will by him at most 3 more years.

His next stop will be NCState.

Mr. Thomas Anthony "The Taxman Cometh" Jones, SR

August 25th, 2010
10:12 am

Bradley you are wrong again. Mr. Turner Gill will be able to recruit good athletes to Kansas again. The Days of Mr. Gale Sayers are back. Tuberville will do fine at TT.
Derek Dooley would be okay if the school wopuld lety the players what they want. The players take all the risk and do not need nor want meddling coaches, ADs, Presidents and the fools at the NCAA looking over their shoulders. The players just want to prepare to play in the NFL and make some money for their poor families.
Zook and Miles will win big this year! Rodriguez was a Fool from leaving WV. The Mountaineer fans were loyal and we demand that the Coaches be loyal also! Coaches who are loyal to their players should be exterminated.

Can of W-A

August 25th, 2010
10:13 am

NM was too negaive and hostile to EVERYONE ( e.g. calling in-state school Troy a “miserable little program” and Mississippi schools as “backward and racist”). He simply ticked off too many people and wore out his welcome (if he ever was).

LSU Fan

August 25th, 2010
10:13 am

DawginLex

Why does richt get a pass on the 02 SECC with Donnan’s players? I know he has one more than Les but he has also been in the league 5 more years than Les.

So if Les were to say win one this year, although I think next year will be our year, Then he is a more accomplished coach than Richt will ever be.

The Most Interesting Man Alive

August 25th, 2010
10:13 am

Simple question Lex; how many more seasons of not winning the SEC will UGA fans tolerate Richts coaching. My guess is forever; am I wrong?

Mr. Thomas Anthony "The Taxman Cometh" Jones, SR

August 25th, 2010
10:14 am

UT recruits great players and treats them like little children. Grown men do not ned for the coaches and presidents and the NCAA to bother them! Grown men are grown men!

LSU Fan

August 25th, 2010
10:15 am

No MoDawg you are a dumb@ss.

DawginLex

August 25th, 2010
10:15 am

2007 was totally richt. He has proven he can win.

I’m not giving him a pass. I don’t buy the “he won with someone else’s players”. You coach your kids, period.

It is idiotic to not give the coach the credit. It is like the UK basketball idiots who don’t give tubby Smith credit for winning the national title in 1998 even though he has clearly proven he can coach.

The Most Interesting Man Alive

August 25th, 2010
10:17 am

But even in 2007 he choked and came in second in the East. Tubby got fired for one reason; Basketball is king at KY and they couldn’t handle his skin color.

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
10:19 am

MoDawg,

I would suggest you quit listening to Finebaum. He is sometimes entertaining but at heart is really just a muckraker who blows with the wind. Plus he’s always going to be an SEC guy and never a national guy as far as following college ball on a nationwide basis(UT grad who broadcasts from B’ham). He’s very pro Alabama right now but that is only because we’re winning at the moment. When we were down and out during the probation years the guy just loved needling Bama fans and was easily the most hated man in the state.

As for Finebaum’s dislike of Richt I think its not as much dislike as the fact that he just doesn’t respect Richt. Until he wins the big one I think he’s going to get continually dissed by Slimebaum.

And he doesn’t do it for ratings-5IML pointed out Georgia is not a big rival of Bama and most instate bama fans pull for the dogs in the east over UT and UF so he’s definitely not playing to Bama fans when he slights Richt. Slimebaum is also a huge unabashed Spurrier fan and I suspect that he just picked up where Spurrier left off with the relentless needling of Georgia. Either that or he’s just mad that Richt may have declined his show or an interview.

DawginLex

August 25th, 2010
10:19 am

I think it depends on how this season and next year go. If the defense gets better, like 2001-2004, UGA will win a lot of games. I’m less worried about the offense than I am the defense.

If the trend continues under Grantham of giving up 30 points a game to rivals in big games, Richt is in trouble. Bobo is next on the hit list though honestly. I could see Richt taking the play calling back real quick.

He has won too much to run him. But that is my opinion. Embarrasing losses shift the pendulum to the run him side.

dawgfan

August 25th, 2010
10:20 am

The Most Interesting Man Alive is a frequent poster on all the Techie blogs. If you’re going to run your fat mouth about Richt and UGA at least have the courage to identify yourself as the bitter sore loser that you so clearly are. Good grief. The cowardice of Tech fans never ceases to amaze me.

I’m sorry Tech fans but Mark Richt simply isn’t going anywhere. How many different ways can we say it before it penetrates your thick skulls? I don’t know what else to say. Perhaps if your joke football program could actually beat the man with any regularity then you would get your wish. Good luck.

bruce mac

August 25th, 2010
10:20 am

MoDawg, Finebaum doesnt’ hate UGA or anyone else for that matter. His shtick is to jump on all teams that struggle to get it going on his show. He crucifies Bama, Auburn et al when they are down and that is what his show is all about. He used to pick CMR as best coach in SEC back when CMR deserved it. The only reason he is on XM now is because Bama won MNC. He will go away when Bama goes away.

@WreckBuZZ

August 25th, 2010
10:20 am

I agree with a couple of the guys on here. Miles is not going to be fired at LSU and there are $16 million reasons why. That’s freakin steep!! Best case scenario for LSU is that RichRod gets canned at Michigan and Les Miles has a good season at LSU to keep him a viable option for Michigan to hire as their next HC.

Then LSU can pick up the phone and call Will Muschamp and Kirby Smart to be their next head coach. I know Muschamp turned down some HC jobs like Tennessee, but do you honestly think he could turn down LSU that sits on a huge recruiting base? Unless he KNOWS Mack Brown is leaving in the next two years, he can’t pass that up unless he’s stupid. Smart would surely jump on that job in a heartbeat.

DawginLex

August 25th, 2010
10:22 am

Tubby didn’t get fired. He was given a mandate to can all his assistants and he refused and just quit and went to Minnesota. The skin color thing is blown way out of proportion. There are a few fringe idiots who did not like him just because of race but for the most part, it was time for him to go. The 2005 loss to Michigan state with Chuck Hayes as a senior tore Tubby apart at the seams.

The Most Interesting Man Alive

August 25th, 2010
10:23 am

I love Satan!

The Most Interesting Man Alive

August 25th, 2010
10:23 am

dawgfan you are wrong on all of your comments except one; the SEC East hope he never leaves. How embarrassing are losses to KY and to Vandy at hallowed Sanford Stadium?

The Most Interesting Man Alive

August 25th, 2010
10:24 am

Nice, imposter but you are wrong and ball-less.

Rip Van Winkle

August 25th, 2010
10:25 am

We lost to Vandy and Kentucky at home? When? Why didn’t someone wake me. I have been asleep since 1980.

DawginLex

August 25th, 2010
10:26 am

Like it or not, KY football is getting better. A case could be made they have done more over the past 4 years than GT. They beat LSU in 2007. They went to 4 straight bowl games and won 3 of them.

When Rich Brooks got there, they had 68 scholarships and some of them were D-2 players. They not recruit much better. They actually have better QB depth than anyone in the SEC with 3 guys who can play now.

UGA should still beat them but the margin has been reduced because of what UK has done.

brokebackvol

August 25th, 2010
10:26 am

Painful words about CDD at Tennessee, but the fans are pretty resigned to a few tough years. Just not sure where the bottom is, but could be this year if the VOLS get pounded as expected by the big guys, and lose to the Wildcats. Anything is possible, but Barnhart – you ruined my day. Big frown for you!

what?

August 25th, 2010
10:27 am

The Most Interesting Man Alive ?….says who? I can think of many other appropriate handles for you and that is not one of them!

JB

August 25th, 2010
10:27 am

Football is fun to us…..but to a lot of folks, it’s a business…..You need revenue and you want to be successful. In sales, you keep your sales up and your boss is always looking for you to increase them. pretty simple stuff. Football has an ingredient regular business doesn’t ( to a degree) Emotion. Enter McGarity. Don’t think for one minute he doesn’t know every short coming of our football program. Don’t think for one minute he doesn’t want to beat his former employer. Don’t think for one Minute Richt doesn’t know that. I don’t think McGarity will overreact . I don’t think he’ll be happy with a poor showings and loses to the Gators the next two years. The next two years in Athens will be big in shaping the future of the Bulldogs. Just one man’s opinion.

5IML

August 25th, 2010
10:29 am

Richt is the best coach UGA has ever had, and it would be a huge mistake to fire him. I think the powers-that-be realize that, even if a few fans don’t. The pieces will eventually come together (once-in-a-lifetime player, favorable schedule) and Richt will win a NC. He will then be universally recognized as the greatest UGA football coach ever.

Mobile Dawg

August 25th, 2010
10:30 am

Finebaum has some great guests on his program at times. My business keeps me in my vehicle quite a bit so I spend a good bit of time listening to the radio. I do tune FB out unless he’s got a guest on. Thing is he could probably have better ratings nationally if he stuck to these types of things.

what?

August 25th, 2010
10:30 am

Most Interesting, I want to have your baby.

LSU Fan

August 25th, 2010
10:31 am

51MIL

Richt has his chance to win one in 2008, it was laid right there in front of him and he choked.

The Most Interesting Man Alive

August 25th, 2010
10:31 am

what?

August 25th, 2010
10:32 am

The Most Interesting Man Alive = Nerd Troll

Spokesman for the SEC East

August 25th, 2010
10:32 am

DawginLex google when the last time UF lost to Ky and Vandy; much less at home. UGA should be spinning in his grave(s).

LSU Fan

August 25th, 2010
10:33 am

*had his chance to win one.

What? Tech rules!

August 25th, 2010
10:33 am

The Most Interesting Man Alive

5IML

August 25th, 2010
10:33 am

Mobile,

Barbara Dooley and Tim Brando are Finebaum’s best guests–unless you count Charles from Reeltown, I-Man, and Peggy as guests.

Tech is the 4th best team in the SEC East

August 25th, 2010
10:34 am

Enter your comments here

what?

August 25th, 2010
10:34 am

The Most Interesting Men Alive = Pajama’s man boobs!!

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

August 25th, 2010
10:35 am

BNADOG—–Couldn’t agree more about BSU. No way they deserve top 10 ranking. No way. At least schedule a mid-tier team from a top conference, other than VA Tech. Given their recruiting base and size of the school, they have done some remarkable things, but no way in the top 10.

Another team that legit conferences need to be leary of running the table with no decent games is TCU. Here is their schedule:
Oregon St
Tenn Tech
Baylor
SMU
Colorado St
Wyoming
BYU
Air Force
UNLV
Utah
San Diego St
New Mexico

Vanderbilt could go 10-2 with that schedule.

Kentucky mildcats

August 25th, 2010
10:35 am

Dawginlex,

Kentucky is getting better? Really? Since we went into the split divisions UK has never beaten Florida and I don’t think they’ve ever beat UT either since then. The only thing that makes you think they are getting better is that they are one lucky Georgia mary pass away from having beaten the dogs 3 of the last 4 years. Beating Georgia is hardly the standard for getting better in the sec.

what?

August 25th, 2010
10:35 am

I clean UGA’s man glands.

LSU Fan

August 25th, 2010
10:35 am

But Les has choked every year since Sabans players have left.

5IML

August 25th, 2010
10:36 am

LSU fan,

If given a long enough lease, Richt will eventually win one. I don’t understand UGA’s fans’ impatience.

Kentucky mildcats

August 25th, 2010
10:36 am

That should be one lucky hail mary pass away from beating the dawgs 3 of the last 4.

DawginLex

August 25th, 2010
10:37 am

Google the last 4 game win streak for UGA vs Auburn.
google the last time it was a 5 game streak for UGA

google prior to 1990 about florida football

Gimme a break

August 25th, 2010
10:37 am

5IML- that’s not saying much.

Bobo has to go. When my wife can sit in the stands and call the plays before the snaps I assure you that the D knows what is coming.

RxDawg

August 25th, 2010
10:37 am

I’ll say one other thing about Richt. Not only is he a great coach that wins a LOT, he does it a way that makes every single Dawg out there proud. He’s a classy man in a cut throat buisness. He’s no patsy, he’s just a good man that makes us proud and fields one heck of a football team that has a chance against just about everyone they play. No one out there thinks they have an easy win when UGA comes up on the schedule.

I remember very clearly in the blackout Bama game of 08. That one game told me a lot of things. 1st was that we weren’t as good as we thought we were that year. We overestimated our team due to a handful of big names. But 2nd was in the begining of the second half of that game, I remember seeing Saban on the sidelines. His players were living it up because they had marched into Athens and laid one on us in those first two quarters. But Saban was hoppin mad. He knew what UGA could do. He knew that with just a little bit of a window, Richt and the dawgs could jump back in this thing quick. He absolutely respected us. And for the entire time of Richt’s career, so has every single other team that has played us. Even the mighty Gators.

Dawg posturing

August 25th, 2010
10:38 am

Richt is a good coach. UGA shouldn’t even consider a change. UGA has been at its best position in the SEC due to CMR. Folks seem to forget that UGA has always been at a par with Auburn in the SEC. Tradition has always been Bama, FL (post 1980’s), LSU and then Auburn/UGA/UT (depending on the year). UGA has never and will never be at the top two slots, but CMR gives them the best shot at the next slots.

Paul in RDU

August 25th, 2010
10:38 am

I was surprised to not see the Fridge on the list. However, he’s not really on the hot seat – more like in the coffin. He’s done after this year.
I can’t say I disagree with any of Tony’s picks – although I am not so sure about Skip Holtz for 2010. He’s going to be great in the long run but I don’t think he’s going to have as good of a DL at SF as at ECU. Rich Rod had better win 8 games this year (or just beat OSU) or he is done. If the NCAA puts sanctions on UM or WV, he may be done anyway.

As far as Mark Richt is concerned – no way is he on the hot seat. Now if UGA loses 4 or 5 games with this year’s schedule, he will be on the hot seat in 2011 (albeit with a new OC).

DawginLex

August 25th, 2010
10:38 am

If you don’t think UK football is better, that is your opinion.

I don’t agree.

Most college football experts agree with me.

anotherdawg

August 25th, 2010
10:39 am

Gimme a break, the 2002 game you speak of probably cost us a chance at a NC, as UGA finished at 13-1. In spite of a overall winning record against Florida, UGA has been snake-bit against them lately. Alot of these games were lost because of an interception, a dropped pass, missed field goals, untimely penalties, bad calls, you name it, we’ve done it. And this started when Dooley left, with Goff and Donnan. But, to think we need to fire Richt is a knee jerk re-action. That would be like all of the NFL teams firing their coaches that didn’t win the super bowl.

LSU Fan

August 25th, 2010
10:39 am

But Richt has went 13-1 which is the same record that UF had when they won their title and a better record than when my Tigers won a few years ago. Winning the National Championship will be mythical until we have a playoff.

what?

August 25th, 2010
10:40 am

DawginLex you forgot to mention googling UGA football since 1980.

Christian Dior Dogg

August 25th, 2010
10:41 am

I wonder what color jerseys our beloved Dawgs will wear for the season opener – do they dare wear black before Labor Day?

what?

August 25th, 2010
10:41 am

I think LSU Fan is really the new Patrick M. Sulley.

SulleyB

August 25th, 2010
10:42 am

what?

That is the funniest thing I have heard ALL day. Burn of the blog!!! Hilarious!!

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
10:42 am

I’m not going to be the head coach,

Boise also scheduled Oregon State which is a decent enough football team. They were 1 win away from a Rose Bowl berth last year and have won 8,9,9, and 10 games the last 4 yrs and have split the last 4 with USC. Your premise is still correct though that they basically have a 2 game schedule since Fresno state has dropped off a little bit.

Agreed!

August 25th, 2010
10:42 am

LSU Fan – good post! I couldn’t agree more. You cam’t judge CMR because he hasn’t been voted into the Championship game.

5IML

August 25th, 2010
10:42 am

RxDawg,

Wasn’t that the same game where Richt cursed on national TV during the sideline interview before halftime?

Also, the BAMA players thought the game was over (just as they did at half time of the BCSCG). That’s what allowed UGA to make the score respectable. It was never, at any time beyond kickout, a close game. Saban was coaching for the future. Even he knew that game was over.

what?

August 25th, 2010
10:43 am

Actually if you google UGA since 1980 you will find that they have won a ton of games so bad example.

what?

August 25th, 2010
10:44 am

The Most Interesting Man Alive ,

you are the biggest troll. Now you’ve resorted to ‘jacking my name? You are pathetic.

DawginLex

August 25th, 2010
10:45 am

I don’t get it. Google a successful program since 1980?

I guess I’m supposed to be burned?????/

Must be a techno nerd

MoDawg

August 25th, 2010
10:45 am

JB, note the 2nd half of my post at 9:17. You and I are on the same page. 2 more years of losing to Florida might be enough to get Richt gone, or at the very least on the “hot seat”.

I say we will turn it around this year and show some marked improvement. I can see a 9 or 10 win season this year. Our last 2 seasons have been decent by most standards and close to good, but disappointing, nonetheless.

5IML

August 25th, 2010
10:45 am

Or at least that is what I am going to believe!

what?

August 25th, 2010
10:45 am

Somebody else said that 2008 was CMR’s worst coaching job. I agree and last year was a result of poor planning (recruiting) and not firing wet back willie the previous year.

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
10:45 am

what?,

That was definitely the insult of all insults you levied on LSU fan. I checked his other posts which all seem sane but that last one at 10:39 did seem Sulleyesque.

what?

August 25th, 2010
10:46 am

DawginLex

August 25th, 2010
10:46 am

The childish crap is starting so i’m out.

Gotta go back to work.

The fries are burning :) :) :)

404

August 25th, 2010
10:46 am

dawginlex

All members of LSU’s (10-2 regualr season) 2007 BCS title team are gone.
All of Saban’s talent there is gone. It really showed last year.

LSU struggled with a Washington team that went 5-7
in teh Pac-10 with a new head coach.

In 2010, LSU scored 23 pts on vandy. Techies scored 50+ pts on vandy.

LSU got really lucky on the goaline vs MsSt and first year head coach Dan Mullen.

Losing to Florida 13-3 only outlined how weak Florida really was last year. But dont even get me started on the SEC refs hading out “gimmes” to Florida in the MsST and Ark games.

The LSU lost to Ole Ms really showed how much Miles had derailed that program.

The 2010 UNC team is MUCH BETTER at almost every position
than the 2010 LSU team.

Everyone but me are gonna be stunned when UNC beats LSU convincingly.

LSU will finish DEAD LAST in the SEC-West, and Miles will get fired.

what?

August 25th, 2010
10:47 am

404, you forgot to mention how the humpers get cheated by the refs every game.

GeneralNeyland96

August 25th, 2010
10:47 am

I’ve seen both Vol fans and “Objective Observers” picking us to win anywhere from 4 to 8 games….I can see 6 (UTM, UAB, Memphis, Ol’Miss, UK, Vandy), but we’ll have to have the planets align just right to pull off a 7th or 8th win against the likes of Oregon, UGA, USC, etc.

I’ll take 6 wins by a team that stays healthy and out of trouble…that should give Dooley a reasonable base to recruit from for next year.

what?

August 25th, 2010
10:48 am

This is the real “what?” I did NOT post any of that. Lex, The Most Interesting Man Alive has ‘jacked my name and is posting crap.

See what a computer and a GT education gives the world?

5IML

August 25th, 2010
10:49 am

I feel honored that I have an impostor. I have finally arrived. I am now ready to compete for Finebaum’s “Caller of the Year.”

what?

August 25th, 2010
10:49 am

what? what? what? yes I did post it. Now we have a double imposter!

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
10:49 am

5IML,

We gotta break that habit of complacency after building huge halftime leads. It happened several times where we went to sleep in the 3rd qtr. Not just UGA and Tejas but in the 08 season Ole Miss, UK, etc.

what?

August 25th, 2010
10:50 am

Ditto, 51MIL

These Nerds think they are so clever.

LSU Fan

August 25th, 2010
10:50 am

And yet LSU still has two more than UGA. @ the fake 10:39

5IML

August 25th, 2010
10:51 am

plainsman

August 25th, 2010
10:52 am

first time ive seen it stated but i agree that
lsu will finish last in the west.

lsu is in real trouble this year.

BJohnDawg

August 25th, 2010
10:52 am

boise State top 5. Please.
VaTech #10
Wyoming #83
Oregon State #27
New Mexico St #117
Toledo# 92
San Jose St #110
La Tech #84
Hawaii #94
Idaho #101
Fresno St #59
Nevada # 57
Utah St # 93

Outside of Va. Tech….its a bunch of non competes.
Tony…media putting BS at #5 is well…just BS.

Even with my 5th grade mentality I am still smarter than all of the chicken house owning humpers

August 25th, 2010
10:53 am

LSU Fan

August 25th, 2010
10:53 am

404

Is that same UF team that hammered UGA?

The samw Washington team that beat One-Pete and USCw?

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
10:54 am

Poor ol’ Ron Zook.
He could always recruit with the best of them, but coach?
Well, not so much.

LSU Fan

August 25th, 2010
10:55 am

Plainsmen

The same LSU team that has beaten AU 3 times in a row?

Ron Zook

August 25th, 2010
10:55 am

I wish I could play jawja again.

1eyedJack

August 25th, 2010
10:56 am

Coach Richt ain’t going nowhere Tekkies, so quit dreaming. The beatdowns for ya’ll will continue on a regular basis. McGarity knows that he has a proven and known commodity, and he ain’t going to stir that pot right now.

Let’s just hope that VaTech beats Boise. To have Boise in the MNC game with that schedule would be a disservice to all of the rest of college football.

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
10:56 am

BJohnDawg,

Give Oregon State a little more credit. But outside of Oregon State and VT that Boise schedule is horrendous. Basically a 2 game schedule.

SEC FAN

August 25th, 2010
10:56 am

I hope the guy who posted that he bets “McGarity won’t put up with this mediocrity”, meaning Richt, sure knows what the hell he is talking about.

404

August 25th, 2010
10:57 am

Heres my estimated finish

Sec-East
1. SC
2. FLa
3. Uga
4. Ky
5. Tenn
6. Vandy

Sec west
1. Ala
2. Ark
3. Aub
4. MsSt
5. Ole Ms
5. Lsu

what?

August 25th, 2010
10:58 am

Sorry to all the serious football blogers that some GT immature punk has turned this topic into a D&D forum of name calling and mud slinging. Please, buzz off geek.

LSU Fan

August 25th, 2010
10:58 am

404

I am glad no one is paying you to think..

Revenge of The Nerds!

August 25th, 2010
10:58 am

Spokesman for the SEC East

August 25th, 2010
10:58 am

SEC FAN, I hope no one ever fires Richt. The rest of us will even chip in for an upgraded tanning bed.

what?

August 25th, 2010
10:59 am

what and why?

We run this state!

August 25th, 2010
10:59 am

Most of the “Fire Mark Richt” fans on here are really Techies who will do anything to somehow win a game. Afterall, the Mark Richt era has not been kind to them.

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
10:59 am

Gimme:

“Bobo has to go. When my wife can sit in the stands and call the plays before the snaps I assure you that the D knows what is coming.”

Sad, but funny.

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
10:59 am

404,

LSU dead last? Hard to see that with all the talent on that team.

404

August 25th, 2010
10:59 am

I am drunk right now!

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
11:00 am

G8R GRAD,

You must be talking about the screen passes that everyone knows when Bobo’s gonna call them.

Spokesman for the SEC East

August 25th, 2010
11:01 am

We run this state! not kind to Tech but it has for the restivus.

LSU Fan

August 25th, 2010
11:01 am

404

I hope so!

UT96

August 25th, 2010
11:01 am

RXDawg, we can win some games this year but we can ill afford any injuries. We have virtually no depth at some positions.

Festivus for the Restivus

August 25th, 2010
11:01 am

That is what we call the CMR annual contract extension signing celebration.

???

August 25th, 2010
11:03 am

Me and all of my handles are out!

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
11:03 am

UGA will be the surprise team in the East and Auburn in the West.
Both are poised for breakout years.

Mobile Dawg

August 25th, 2010
11:04 am

RX, 5IML, and all CMR supporters. CMR is a good man, good values and principles, good representative of the University. All these things I support. I have a question for all the “blind” supporters I have to ask. Do these qualities win “Championships”?

RX, I don’t earn my $$ coaching football but I believe I can draw up a game plan. Let’s go back to that first half of the 08 game with Bama, or Florida. Did anyone notice the “conservative” game plans in the beginning of the game for UA, or UF? UGA killed any chance we might have had in both those games early on. Do I have to spell it out, those coaches let us beat ourselves first, then they piled on. You game plan for “Huge” games differently than you would against Vandy. Our staff doesn’t seem to have gotten that over the years.

I don’t want to see CMR run off, I want to see him succeed and win championships. To do that, IMO, he has to learn from his mistakes of the past. He hasn’t done that yet.

Solution for Gimme

August 25th, 2010
11:04 am

Gimme:

“Bobo has to go. When my wife can sit in the stands and call the plays before the snaps I assure you that the D knows what is coming.”

Perhaps someone will hire Gimme in the event any of these coaches are fired. His wife can be the defensive coordinator.

404

August 25th, 2010
11:04 am

Of course I was kidding about picking SC to win the East.

This is the new Tebow in Gaineville

August 25th, 2010
11:06 am

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
11:06 am

Tide:

“We gotta break that habit of complacency after building huge halftime leads. It happened several times where we went to sleep in the 3rd qtr. Not just UGA and Tejas but in the 08 season Ole Miss, UK, etc.”

Not to mention UT and AU.
Y’all are staring at a brutal run of teams with fresh legs, gunning for #1.
It makes for a VERY long season (just ask the Gators).

PapaDawg

August 25th, 2010
11:07 am

Why does Vandy stay in the SEC. Sports is not exactly high on their list

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
11:07 am

Neither Richt NOR Spurrier are going anywhere.

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
11:08 am

Sorry.

“Not to mention UT and AU last year.”

1eyedJack

August 25th, 2010
11:11 am

It used to be when you hired a coach he was given a five-year plan to bring a program up to snuff. Now days if said coach doesn’t win big immediately the fan base is ready to tar and feather him and eat his children.

I’ve seen UGA win a National Championship so I can die happy.

Video game age, instant gratification gerneration. Gotta love ‘em.

Mike

August 25th, 2010
11:11 am

@ UT96. How does Tenn have talent when Vandy has more 1st team all SEC players than the Vols do? Not to mention the coach’s job will get more difficult when the NCAA places them on probation in the next 6 months for the Bryce Brown/UT hostesses violations.

This is the new Tebow in Gaineville

August 25th, 2010
11:12 am

1eyed, dont you think coaches brought all of this on themselves with the huge salaries that they make when most fans struggle?

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
11:12 am

New tebow:

Just an upperclassman trying to motivate the #1 (by a considerable margin) recruiting class in the nation.
Not to worry.
We’ll show up for every game.

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
11:13 am

G8R GRAD,

Yes. The UT game also. That game was all but over when Ingram lost his only career fumble with 3 minutes left and then when we didn’t recover an onsides kick. That game should never have even come down to a field goal to begin with.

As for this year the UF game is a tossup but besides that game someone will trip us up somewhere along the line. I’m thinking Carolina or Ole Miss. Taking the best shot of 6 straight sec opponents because as you say they will all have fresh legs with the 2 weeks of rest and preparation won’t be easy.

shankit

August 25th, 2010
11:14 am

Georgia is in the tuffest division in college football,
with the best coaches in college football.
Had Georgia been in the Big Ten instead of the
SEC East, the Dawgs would probably have at
least five conference championships, a couple of
Rose Bowl victories and at least one or two
BCS championships.
You need to get off Richt’s butt, else he is going
to get an offer that he don’t have to put up with
the crap from you bloggers and so-called fans.

This is the new Tebow in Gaineville

August 25th, 2010
11:14 am

Not worried at all; I think it is great that we have a leader like Pouncey.

@WreckBuZZ

August 25th, 2010
11:18 am

That Chick-fil-a Kickoff game with LSU vs. UNC is going to be an ugly game. You have two good defenses and two offenses that can’t score. Could be a 10-7 game.

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
11:19 am

shankit,

The east is not the toughest division in college football. The west division is with 4 different teams in the top 25. Even the projected cellar dweller Ole Miss has had 2 straight 9-4 seasons ending with Cotton bowl wins.

Coach Cool

August 25th, 2010
11:20 am

Only ONE mention of the Fridge @ Maryland?

You missed the boat, Homer the Columnist!

UT96

August 25th, 2010
11:21 am

General Neyalnd 96, our best chance at an upset comes against Oregon Sept 11. We should be healthy for that game. The later it goes into the season, the more banged up we’re going to be, so the injuires will start to take its toll. I still think we’re good enough to beat Tiger High, Ole Miss, Kentucky, and Vandy, regardless.

This is the new Tebow in Gaineville

August 25th, 2010
11:24 am

Tide Rising, you are correct; even Dan Mullins will be tough this year.

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
11:27 am

Apologies, New Tebow, I thought you bought into Bianchi’s headline (what a hack).

404

August 25th, 2010
11:28 am

For all the haters, I’ll go ahead and post it again:

Heres my estimated finish

Sec-East
1. SC
2. FLa
3. Uga
4. Ky
5. Tenn
6. Vandy

Sec west
1. Ala
2. Ark
3. Aub
4. MsSt
5. Ole Ms
5. Lsu

LSU and UGA do have one thing in common.

Their W-L and team performance has been going only one way since 2007:

DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

UT96

August 25th, 2010
11:29 am

Mike, we won’t get any major sanctions out this deal, I’m confident of that. You’re kidding yourself if you don’t think we have more talent on our team than any of our last 4 opponents, including Kentucky or Ole Miss.

404

August 25th, 2010
11:29 am

I am even more drunk now!

404

August 25th, 2010
11:30 am

Any SC always finishes the season strong that is why I pick them to win the East.

404

August 25th, 2010
11:31 am

Sorry I meant And

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
11:31 am

Tide:

WE don’t get a week off before our visit to Tuscaloosa and home field advantage still looms large.
But if (and it is a considerable if) we can get past UGA, we’ll see you again December 4th!

1eyedJack

August 25th, 2010
11:32 am

new Tebow
“1eyed, dont you think coaches brought all of this on themselves with the huge salaries that they make when most fans struggle?”

No, I think most Athletic Directors and College Presidents brought this on the coaches by throwing this kind of money at them in order to satisfy disgruntled fan bases. Though I have to say I haven’t heard of too many coaches turning it down.

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
11:34 am

We DO, however, get a week off before Jacksonville.

This is the new Tebow in Gaineville

August 25th, 2010
11:34 am

1eyedjack, I agree with you partially, but most of the high profile coaches do have agents.

WonderDawg

August 25th, 2010
11:40 am

8 or 9 wins for Notre Dame? Hello BCS Bowl!

Layla Kiffin

August 25th, 2010
11:41 am

Sorry to say it but Vols fans aren’t going to really appreciate the true nature of their current predicament until the aftermath of their beatdown at the hands of the Oregon Ducks. It will get ugly in Knoxville on Sept 11th- and I’m not just talking about all that awful orange.

Eligible Bachelor

August 25th, 2010
11:44 am

Elin, my number is 555-1111.
I can think of an estimated 100 MILLION reasons why you should call me!

Layla Kiffin

August 25th, 2010
11:45 am

G8R GRAD- if you go back to Spurrier’s time in Gainesville, you will notice that he made sure to always have a bye week before Jacksonville The only exception during his tenure was a UGA win when Robert Edwards ran wild.
Also, if you remember Meyer’s first season in Gainesville, he used the bye week before Jacksonville to completely revamp his offense and utilize the fullback– very smart, too smart for the Dawgs on that day… most days.

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
11:48 am

G8R GRAD,

Yes. UF does not get a bye before us since it’ll be only the 4th game. If we lose I’ll be hoping for a rematch but if we win I’ll be pulling for UGA in the east. It would easier to have to beat them one time than to have to beat UF twice in one year. Not sayin it can’t be done. Its just a helluva lot to ask of a team.

what?

August 25th, 2010
11:50 am

UT will turn it around ina year or 2 and will beat some teams they probably shouldn’t during that time. I think if LSU gets embarrassed in the Ga Dome next week than Les is in trouble. As far as Ole Miss goes, Houston Nutt is one of the best coaches around. I certainly think he is an upgrade over Cutcliffe and most definately over Orgeron.
I think that Michigan will throw a bunch of money at Meyer or Saban after this season when Rich Rod gets canned. I think everyone knows that his firing is going to happen probably sooner than later.

GeneralNeyland96

August 25th, 2010
11:51 am

Hey Layla – you still need to come by my place and pick up the clothes you left here.

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
11:52 am

Tide & 5IML:

Hypothetically, IF UA loses two in the regular season, who goes to Atlanta,(are you sitting down) Auburn?

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
11:54 am

AU in the SECCG?
Oh, the HUMANITY!

#2 BAMA FAN

August 25th, 2010
11:57 am

Les Miles may survive another year but in the long run LSU will be fighting the cow college for 2nd
place in the SEC west behind the crimson tide. Mark Richt will be fine this year and I hope will beat
the gators for the SEC east top spot but not this year!! Robby Caldwell good luck coach you are going
need it!! Vandy has NO QB just TERRIBLE!! RTR

joe

August 25th, 2010
11:59 am

UT will win at least one of out of Oregon, UGA or LSU. UGA will lose at least one of S.C., Arky, UT. Bama will lose 2 SEC games, but may still win the west. I hate this, but think UF wins the SEC east.

OB-1

August 25th, 2010
12:00 pm

PMC
August 25th, 2010
10:03 am
Tony…Virginia would do well to give Mike London some room to breath though. It will take him a while but he is a FANTASTIC coach.
Mike London will be the next great coach at UVA if he gets enough time
***********************************
Mike is already making strides in the right direction, he is mending fences that Al Groh tore down in southside Virigina which is where VT has been getting a lot of their player’s. Mike will continue to look for those that fit in at UVA like Aaron Brooks over Mike and Marcus Vick. UVA will give him time. I think they will improve this year some but next year they will be noticeably better and then in 2012 they will be back. Gotta give a new coach 3 to 4 years to get his system and recruits in-place and working.

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
12:02 pm

joe:

Agreed.
So according to you, there’s an equal chance for the Hogs, AU and LSU vs. UF in the SECCG?
That’s going to be hard to swallow for the Tide fans on this blog!

Vol Man

August 25th, 2010
12:11 pm

Richt better start winning some big, very soon—-uga fans are getting tired of his mediocrity and annual blowout losses to good teams. Mark this down: the vols will upset uga in athens!!!!

what?

August 25th, 2010
12:14 pm

I can guarantee that Tennessee will NOT beat Georgia this year. It won’t happen. I know for certain that the date has been circled for a LONG time on the players & coaches calender. Sorry Joe, but 1 of those wins will have to come from elsewhere.

robodawg

August 25th, 2010
12:15 pm

Really helpful overview. Thanks for the list.

You really think Tuberville will go to a pretty conservative offense? It seems like he recognized a change was in order at Auburn — although implementing the spread didn’t go over so well. Not sure who his current offensive coordinator is, but it would seem like he at least has the personnel for the spread this time. I could see him letting a guy he trusts at OC run a similar Texas Tech offense while he concentrates on solidifying the defense.

what?

August 25th, 2010
12:15 pm

Vol Man,

again: It won’t happen!!! No way Tennessee beats UGA this year. I would bet the house on that.

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
12:17 pm

G8R GRAD,

I do expect AU to have a really good year with a strong senior class. Its just that I don’t think they have enough overall depth to win the division. I see them winning 9-10 games. I wouldn’t be surprised if we won the division with a record like 10-2 and the runner up was 9-3 and then a bunch of 7-5 teams. I literally believe anybody in the west can beat anybody and to add to that point the Ole Miss and MSU games for us will be just as tough to win as the Ark, LSU, and AU games. There will be that much parity in the west this year jmho. Last of all its quite possible that this year we could see a first with all 6 of the west division teams going 6-6 or better and going bowling.

what?

August 25th, 2010
12:25 pm

Auburn’s D is still not where they want it to be and where they expect it to be. Bama should be able to do enough to win the division with Auburn and LSU battling it out for 2nd. I’m not jumping on the Arky train. I just don’t think they have enough overall talent to win the West. I think the winner of UGA/UF will represent the East.

jumbeauxtiger

August 25th, 2010
12:35 pm

404

“The 2010 UNC team is MUCH BETTER at almost every position
than the 2010 LSU team.”

Much better? You really are drunk or are you just stupid?

crackhead bee

August 25th, 2010
12:35 pm

the litmus test for cmr is beating the bees, right?
just don’t come to big A partying, bro. that will get you run off……..

yourdumb

August 25th, 2010
12:39 pm

jumbeauxtiger, you are an idiot. the tigerd went 3-5 in the sec in 2008, and 5-3 in 2009. 3 wins + 5 wins = 8 wins, 5 losses + 3 losses = 8 losses. so, if you do some
simple addition, in 2008 and 2009 combined, the tigerd went 8-8 in the sec. learn math.

what?

August 25th, 2010
12:50 pm

I think the winner of UGA/UF will represent the East. what? you must be a rocket scientist!

gcs

August 25th, 2010
12:52 pm

Skip Holtz lateral move from East Carolina to South Florida still puzzles me.
That said, South Florida has lost QB Matt Grothe and RB Mike Ford. They will struggle on O.
Additionally, Jim Leavitt was up to some shady things. Don’t be surprised of NCAA officials are snooping around campus this fall if not already.

.

Vol Fan in Ga

August 25th, 2010
12:59 pm

5 wins for the Vols would be good? 5 wins would be anything BUT good. 6 wins would be ok, 7 wins would be good, and 8 or 9 wins would be great.

The schedule includes 5 probable wins with UT-Martin, UAB, Memphis, Vandy and UK.

It also contains 5 possible wins with Oregon, LSU, UGA, USC and Ole Miss.

Only 2 games, UF and Bama, that are virtual losses.

UT’s weakness this year are along both of lines of scrimmage, but outside of that, they still have a talented roster of starters and backups. People are not giving the Vols enough respect. Let’s remember, we’re only 1 season removed from a 45-19 shellacking of the UGA Bulldogs.

DZ

August 25th, 2010
1:02 pm

You UGA fans need to understand something about Finebaum: he hates everyone. He loves to stir up controversy. Don’t give him a second thought.

As for Mark Richt, Alabama and Florida fans are THRILLED that you fans support him so much because he is no threat to them alternately winning the SEC every year. How can you be satisfied with 10 wins and a trip to a runner-up bowl every year?!

Redneck wifebeater

August 25th, 2010
1:06 pm

DZ, we love corch Richt because he has that Helen Hunt look-a-like goin on.

dagnabit

August 25th, 2010
1:09 pm

Don’t know what happened to Rich Rodriquez. I thought he would do great at Mich. I’m not a Lane Kiffin basher but I don’t see him winning big at USC. Tommy Tuberville will win anywhere. Les Miles will win at LSU and if those folks don’t want him ,a lot of schools will be glad to take him off LSU’s hands.

hammerhead

August 25th, 2010
1:24 pm

Pimiento cheese on white, lightly toasted… outstanding.

5IML

August 25th, 2010
1:34 pm

Maybe this is Rich Rod’s comeuppance for using BAMA to get a raise (and other considerations) from WVU. I guess the joke’s on him now.

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
1:42 pm

5IML,

Thank God RichRod turned us down after initialling accepting the job. BTW, did you say that 3rd string tailback Eddie Lacy outrushed both Ingram and Richardson in the last scrimmage. This guy is gonna be good and they’ve been saying that for awhile. The dynamic duo just became the 3 headed monster.

5IML

August 25th, 2010
1:52 pm

Yep, one BAMA fan site is calling it the “Jumbo Package” when Lacy’s in there. That term brings back memories of Shula days.

If Rich Rod was our coach, we would be favored to win the SEC this year but we would not have won it last year or the year before. It’s not hard to win at BAMA. Every coach since The Bear has had at least one 10-win season. Even Dubose won the SEC, and he wasn’t good enough to coach Northview (Dothan).

zeeeee Nachos aka the "Living Legend"

August 25th, 2010
2:01 pm

Thank goodness b*tch Rodriguez said no to Alabama !

SecGuy

August 25th, 2010
2:05 pm

When Bama loses two games, which is possible, Finebaum will be calling for Saban’s head. He’s nothing but a snake and I’ve seen no indication he really knows anything about football. Anyone who takes him seriously is someone I would worry about.
Richt is the best coach Georgia ever had, in my lifetime anyway. If he had been athletic director like Dooley who was able to engineer his own schedule for success, he would have a much better record. But since Dooley retired, the SEC’s schedule rotation now forces all schools to play on a regular basis plus the SECCG makes championships much tougher to come by. If I were a Georgia fan, I would be very reluctant to run him off unless I was absolutely sure I could get a better one.

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
2:13 pm

C’mon, Dawg Nation, put your money where your mouths are!
Fill Sanford Stadium next Saturday!

why? why? why?

August 25th, 2010
2:15 pm

Coachs with heat turned to 400 degrees:

Rich Rodriquez
Les Miles
Dennis Erickson

300 Degrees
George Oleary
Grantham- defensive coordinator
Mike Bobo- offensive Coordinator

250 degrees

Mark Richt
Derrick Dooley

How long will these UGA fans stand by and temper there anger if UGA lose to USC early, Florida, and Auburn….? The temperature and recruiting losses will be turned up.

Mark

why? why? why?

August 25th, 2010
2:16 pm

should be “their” anger..

john

August 25th, 2010
2:16 pm

I think another one for the hot seat could be Houston Nutt. I’m sure bringing in Masoli looked good on paper but it’s got to be killing his support and recruiting.

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
2:17 pm

And the living legend nachos makes his appearance. Too funny watching nachos flame Rich Rod. Its usually the au or uga fans that get his daily flame

The General Feeling

August 25th, 2010
2:17 pm

Tony, you can’t spell struggle without a U and a G. Perhaps we should change the spelling to strugal. Mutts have NFL talent every season yet find a way, somwhow, to underachieve. Don’t be surprised if it happens again this year.

Oh and, one of the five wins for Tennessee will be in Athens, GA…

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
2:18 pm

BTW, Bama fans, even in the limited 3 year yenure I had in Birmingham, I understood Feinbaum is the Niel Boortz of sports radio!

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
2:20 pm

john,

You’re probably right. Ole Miss never should have gotten rid of a fine coach like Cutcliffe to begin with. Nevertheless if Ole Miss wins with Masoli at the helm all the Masoli controversy will be forgotten. Winning will do that.

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
2:20 pm

Sorry.
“tenure”

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
2:24 pm

G8R GRAD,

He was universally hated by Bama fans and I’m sure he will be again. About the only thing I agree with him on is that we both like watching Spurrier needle people.

One of the dumbest articles Slimebaum wrote a couple months ago was that we should boot Carolina and Ark saying they add nothing to the sec. Ark which has a good football history, which has won numerous track championships, which has won the division several times showing it can compete, which won a b-ball nc. And Carolina which just won the baseball nc and has fielded decent if not great football and bball teams. Idiotic article it was

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
2:24 pm

The only thing larger than Feinbaum’s ego is his waistline!

DawginLex

August 25th, 2010
2:39 pm

UGA 31
UT 10

You can go ahead and get ready.
Richt is going to lower the boom on Derek

It’s gonna make 41-14 seem like a good dream instead of the nightmare that it was.

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
2:42 pm

Tide:

I’m sorry.
I cannot agree with you about Masoli.
I think it casts more than a shadow on Ole Miss’ priorities.
Bad move.
Wins or not.

Dumbo

August 25th, 2010
3:00 pm

Sure are a lot know it alls on this here site….must be all them North Ave/Mid Town Boys in Drag…that said, will all you peckerwoods please understand that Mark Richt ain’t on no seat…we Dawg fans understand getting your butt kick regularly don’t go down good…ah, mean taste good…look at what them Reptiles been doing to us for the 20 years…but all you Boys wanting Richt out of town better just keep on crying…cause the butt kicking will continue.

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
3:02 pm

G8R GRAD,

I’m not saying that I agree with Nutt bringing in Masoli. I’m just saying that if Ole Miss has a successful season with Masoli at the helm that Ole Miss people will forget all about the controversy. Most fan bases would for that matter. And if he stays out of trouble then people will inevitably say that he redeemed himself and deserved the 2nd chance.

Who is your coach going to be

August 25th, 2010
3:04 pm

The question for LSU is “who would you get”. There are only a couple of Sabans and Meyers in the world and most of the have fat contracts already. You do not want to make the mistakes Michigan and Notre Dame made. At leat with miles you know who you have. He may be crazy but if you give him the right players he can win games.

Sanford Stadium

August 25th, 2010
3:07 pm

Where you find trash

anonymous

August 25th, 2010
3:08 pm

dumbo,

Your name is very befitting.

5IML

August 25th, 2010
3:08 pm

Who,

ND had no choice. The Little Tuna was a horrible head coach. I agree with you on Michigan but they were under pressure due to Ohio State’s success. Hopefully, UGA will not make the same mistake because of Florida.

Sanford Stadium

August 25th, 2010
3:09 pm

Tons of trash just looking at the ajc pics of all dat trash

RxDawg

August 25th, 2010
3:09 pm

Tide Rising, I saw that article. I was floored. I can’t remember which two teams he though should replace them, but I want to say it was Memphis and Louisville or something like that. I think that was the article that made me realize what kind of “reporter” he was.

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
3:15 pm

16 million dollar buyout for Miles? That’s an ungodly number. I was shocked at the ND buyout of Weis but I don’t think that was anywhere near 16 million. And I think Tubbs buyout at AU was only like 2 million just a couple years ago.

5IML,

The little tuna. That’s pretty funny. Never heard him called that. I read some stories on ESPN about Weiss on the recruiting trail and dealing with the ND admin. This was a man of incredible arrogance that rubbed a lot of people at ND the wrong way and a lot of high school coaches. Can’t say I felt sorry for the guy and I was delighted to see Mich state beat them after Weiss said he and his ND staff could never lose to the staff over at Mich state.

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
3:21 pm

Rxdawg,

Floored would be an apt description. Probably most of us that read that article by Finebaum would have been floored. As a matter of fact the more I think about it I think you are correct and that Memphis was one of the 2 he talked about replacing Ark with.

And Memphis is dead broke- they don’t draw and their program is in some serious financial trouble, facilities are horribly lacking also. Ark. is the flagship school and like LSU its just Ark as the big boy in the state. Lots of financial support also from the Walton family of Walmart and from Tyson Foods. If everyone read that one article they would realize what an imbecile Slimebaum can be.

jumbeauxtiger

August 25th, 2010
3:25 pm

yourdumb:

“Jumbeauxtiger, you are an idiot. the tigerd went 3-5 in the sec in 2008, and 5-3 in 2009. 3 wins + 5 wins = 8 wins, 5 losses + 3 losses = 8 losses. so, if you do some
simple addition, in 2008 and 2009 combined, the tigerd went 8-8 in the sec. learn math.”

I said that 8-8 is misleading. The context being that LSU improved from 3-5 in 2008 to 5-3 in 2009.

You are telling me that I can’t add when you use “your” for “you’re”?

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
3:25 pm

Nomination for most appropriate use of quotation marks:

” I think that was the article that made me realize what kind of “reporter” he was.”

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
3:27 pm

yourdumb:

Jumbeaux may not be a gator, but you’ll have to take both of us before I allow you to disparage his good name!

RxDawg

August 25th, 2010
3:27 pm

Engrish classes are thataway ———–>

jumbeauxtiger

August 25th, 2010
3:35 pm

Thanks G8R.

Tide Rising, Miles’ buyout is $15 mil. Yes it’s alot of money but that won’t prevent a change being made if necessary.

how2fish

August 25th, 2010
3:35 pm

16 million dollar buyout for Miles? The entire athletic department of Louisiana State must be on crack..16 million for Les?? Hell if I was him I’d be trying to lose games !

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
3:36 pm

Rx:

Isn’t it:

Engrish classes are “attaway ——–>?”

G8R GRAD

August 25th, 2010
3:37 pm

De nada, mi buen amigo!

Dumbo

August 25th, 2010
3:43 pm

anonymous – you must be one of them there North Ave/Mid Town Boys in Drag ain’t you

jumbeauxtiger

August 25th, 2010
3:44 pm

how2fish,

Don’t blame LSU’s entire athletic department. That was done by Skip Bertman. He was a great baseball coach but in my opinion was not a very good businessman.

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
3:46 pm

Jumbeaux,

I’ll second G8R GRAD, If the dude doesn’t get the context of what you were saying about the improvement then he just isn’t worthy of a response from you. Ignore him.

15 million dollar buyout? Wow! Personally I don’t even think he should be on the hot seat. He led LSU at one point to 3 consecutive 11 win seasons. That is incredibly difficult in this age of parity.

A couple of down years because a couple of 5 star qb prospects don’t live up to the hype doesn’t mean he should be on the chopping block. And the clock management mistakes- 1) Every coach makes an inexplicable mistake or 2 and 2) The qb is also partially responsible for some of the woes. Can’t put it all on Miles.

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
3:49 pm

Lotta people wouldn’t mind getting canned for 15 million

how2fish

August 25th, 2010
3:50 pm

jumbeauxtiger agreed I was typing while in shock!

jumbeauxtiger

August 25th, 2010
3:58 pm

how2fish,

At the time many tiger fans, like me, were shaking our heads in disbelief.

Tide,

Other than the meltdown at Ole Miss last season, I think many tiger fans are aggravated because Jefferson has struggled and Miles refuses to give anyone else a chance. He also upsets some fans because of his philosophy, at least it seems, of giving upperclass players playing time instead of more talented younger players. Those are the gripes I hear the most.

RxDawg

August 25th, 2010
4:06 pm

“He also upsets some fans because of his philosophy, at least it seems, of giving upperclass players playing time instead of more talented younger players”

Meh, I’ve seen some narrow minded dawg fans say the same thing about Richt. I don’t know about Miles, but I bet that’s just not really true. I know in Richt’s case, for every senior playing that supposedly shouldn’t, there is also a freshman or redshirt freshman playing somewhere else. Bryan Evans is the only enigma I couldn’t figure out. I chalk that up to him having some serious blackmail on one of the staff memebers…. but I digress.

The coaches are going to play the players who they think gives them the best chance to win. If a guy can lift more weights or run a faster 40, that doesn’t mean he’s going to be a better football player. Those coaches see all the practices and understand a lot more about it then we do. Not to mention that sometimes, someone just doesn’t work out in game time like you hope.

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
4:06 pm

jumbeaux,

I think he’s just had bad luck with 5 star qbs not panning out and that’s the biggest source of his problems. Jarrett lee was a 4 star and I believe that Jefferson was also a 5 star and he just hasn’t delivered.. Sheperd was a 5 star who is now a wr. qb is easily the position on the team that is the hardest predictor of future success. Its easy to get 2-3 highly rated qbs coming out of high school and end up with none of them quite working out the way you had hoped. If LSU had just had a qb that worked out well the last 2 years then the bcs title road would have run through Baton rouge. JMHO

WTH? Worried about Tennessee

August 25th, 2010
4:10 pm

Ugag should be less worried about a friggin cake-walk
against Tenn, and far more worried about SC, Ark, and MsSt.

Ugag will go 1-2 or 0-3 in that stretch
with only the MissySt game is in question.

5IML

August 25th, 2010
4:11 pm

TR,

Ultimately, it is Miles’ fault. If highly-rated quarterbacks are not panning out, logically, there is only one variable that doesn’t change in the equation–the coaching. Sounds like he needs to hire a new QB coach.

Derek

August 25th, 2010
4:13 pm

Mark Richt would be on the hot seat, but dawgtards seem satisfied with 8-9 wins, 2nd or 3rd in their division, and holiday trips to exciting places like Shreveport.

Tide Rising

August 25th, 2010
4:20 pm

5IML,

Ultimately it is indeed the head coaches responsibility. jes sayin that qbs can be a lot more hit or miss. Makes me think of Beano Cook saying that Ron Powlus could win 4 Heismans. Also makes me wonder how someone like Phillip Rivers from Athens, AL. got away from Bama, AU, and every other SEC team and ended up at NC State. That’s all.

5IML

August 25th, 2010
4:32 pm

It was in Rivers best interest to leave the state. Fran and Shula would have ruined him anyway.

Have a good evening, BAMA fans.

http://www.sabanmovie.com

17 of 20

August 25th, 2010
4:59 pm

Tony,
I am glad you left Mark Richt off your hot seat list. I for one am very satisfied with the job he has done since taking the job at Georgia. I hope he can stay there for another 10 years.

The rest of the sec

August 25th, 2010
5:19 pm

17 out of 20,

We’re all hoping that he stays at Georgia.

GA Vols Fan

August 25th, 2010
5:25 pm

The vols lack depth but many of the Knoxville area beat writers will tell you that this may be the most talented group of underclassmen at Tennessee since the 90’s… but they are very young. we havent had skill position players like this in years. Until the dogs show me that they can run the ball (if you take out the outlier games for the conference UGA was near the bottom in rushing ie the 300 yrd game vs tech) then I cant see them having a good year at all. UGA’s offense is too plain to struggle running between the tackles and if you add in a RFreshman QB it could be a long year. The second thing to look at is that there is not much quality depth for a 3-4 sceme. The dog linebackers are thin and they are playing a former OLman at the Nose. I really don’t understand them being any more confidant than UT.

GA Vols Fan

August 25th, 2010
5:26 pm

The rest of the sec

August 25th, 2010
5:31 pm

GA Vols Fan,

you right its a mystery why dog fans so confident they have no reason to be.

1eyedJack

August 25th, 2010
5:50 pm

Gonna be a lot of disappointed nerds this season. GT 8-4 UGA 10-2.

What’s the deal with UT wanting to chicken out of a game with UNC? In 1970 Marshall lost 37 players and 8 coaches. They didn’t try to back out of any games in 1971.

The rest of the sec wants Coach Richt to stay forever and all the Nerds want him fired last week….hmmmmmm.

Go Dawgs!!!

ga gator

August 25th, 2010
5:57 pm

Ouch!! Good one 1 eyedjack.

reality check

August 25th, 2010
6:25 pm

Actually 1eyedJack, it’s been DAWG fans who’ve been crying for Richt to go. Are you new or something?

I love nothing more than watching UGAG fans pull all of their trailers to Shreveport for a dam gud partee!! Yeee-hawww! I be a Dawg fan!

DawgTard

August 25th, 2010
6:32 pm

Mark Richt needs to be tarred and feathered and run out of Athens on a rail. He’ll never win the SEC, and that’s what he’s being paid to do.

Get used to to going to a lot of places like Shreveport.

And seeing red panties falling from the sky at every opponent’s stadium.

Regina in Conyers

August 25th, 2010
6:36 pm

The rest of the sec wants Coach Richt to stay forever…

Of course they do. There’s a reason for that.

Still@theBAR

August 25th, 2010
6:41 pm

Les is 8-8 in the SEC in the last 2 seasons? Richt is 20-12 in the last 4 years, but 10-10 in the SEC east. That is bad for sure!!!!!!

Ter

August 25th, 2010
6:44 pm

Richt will fail to win the prize again this year, and we’ll be having the “hot seat” debate again next year, just like last year. How much longer does this have to continue, especial with Richt getting paid millions to win. I agree – run his azz out of town. Now!

Still@theBAR

August 25th, 2010
6:44 pm

1eyed We don’t want right fired we just love pooking the dawgs with a stick when they all cry to FIRE everybody. It will be Richt dawg will scream to be fired and Bobo will have to fall on the sword.

1eyedJack

August 25th, 2010
6:57 pm

Bobo was a pretty good QB with average talent, I guess you could say fundamentally sound. That might qualify him as the QB coach, but I’m not sold on him yet as an OC. There has been too much predictability. As I saw one guy say on these blogs, “My wife was calling the plays as they came to the line”.

The only real complaints I have with Coach Richt is that he is loyal to a fault and he seems to have an infuriating penchant for going into a shell when he has a 10 point lead. Maybe some of that is Bobo, maybe not.

Gen. Forrest

August 25th, 2010
7:50 pm

Well, as a Tech alum and life-long Tech fan (and you can only imagine how painful that was under coaches like Bill Lewis, Pepper Rogers, Chan “gomer” Gailey, etc) I can tell all of you Dawg fans that are saying only us Techies want Richt gone, the REAL Tech fans WANT coach Richt to stay in Athens. As long as CPJ stays at Tech and CMR stays at UGA the entire state of Georgia college football is on the rise. This is a positive thing for BOTH schools! I think both programs are realistically looking at 8 to 10 wins, but I also know that BOTH are capable of running the board (at least ’til November 27th!) with a little luck and some help on the defensive side. Once GSU gets up to speed, which will be MUCH faster than most people are anticipating, the State of Georgia will suddenly become a football powerhouse again (we used to be anyway, but then UGA went through the Goff-Donnan years and Tech had it’s time under Gailey, and it takes time to recover from the damage done by a bunch of yahoos like those guys!).

And all childish arguements aside, The programs at UGA and GT are VERY evenly matched at this point (hence the 1-1 record against each other under the current coaches, and both games were closer than most fans on either side really want to admit). I fully expect BOTH programs to be capable of NC runs within the next few years, but this isn’t the year. UGA has to develop their defense, (as does GT) which won’t fully happen in one season, and Both still have some minor offensive issues. Tech needs a passing game badly. Once we get a QB who can actually throw AND run (which we already have several of waiting in the wings — ever heard of Synjn (sp??) Days? If you haven’t, you will!) the offense will be unstoppable. The Trip-op works great IF you can balance it a bit with just enough passing to keep the D-backs on their heels. UGA desperately needs a OC who knows how to read a defense and adjust accordingly (Bobo isn’t it guys. Sorry!). With their talent pool there is absolutely NO reason for them to not compete for the NC year-in, year-out!

Richt on the hot seat? Ain’t happening anytime soon guys, unless the Dawgs just self-destruct this season, which I do not forsee happening.

Here’s to both UGA and GT rolling into the 11/27/10 game undefeated, ranked in the top-5, and on their way to winning their respective conference championships. Now THAT would make for one helluva fun Saturday afternoon!!!!!!!

ENOUGH SPECULATION…………LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rick D

August 25th, 2010
8:13 pm

This is my 1st post and I must say I love the passion…that’s what football is all about. I was very proud when our Hogs joined the SEC, and I am even more proud after being here a while. It’s really kinda cool that I don’t read much of anything about us here, because after how crappy our defense, kickers, and special teams played last year. I wouldn’t expect anyone else to see us as a real big problem. There is, however something good in the oven. and I’m not even talking about our offense. You’ll just have to wait and see what I’m talking about. Oh, and I’m not here to dis anyone or their team. I have grea respect for all you guys and your teams. I will say this much…we have more size, speed, and depth than we’ve had in my memory, and I’ve been following the Hogs since ‘64. Good luck to all of you, and may you stay injury free.

uuugh

August 25th, 2010
8:24 pm

Anyone that thinks Richt is on the hot seat is wrong. I think he bought himself 2 or 3 years regardless of the record. If anyone on the UGA staff should be worried it is Bobo. If the defense outshines the offense this year…he should be gone by the Super Bowl. Keep it simple Bobo!

Great article Tony.

LHardingDawg

August 25th, 2010
8:51 pm

The only place Bobo might go is to a head coach position.

Still@theBAR

August 25th, 2010
9:42 pm

LHarding where will Bobo be a head coach. Clarke Central maybe. NOBOBY is even checking if BOBO is available to talk to. Bobo isn’t on any college AD’s lips for any job. I need some of what you are drinking for sure.

Still@theBAR

August 25th, 2010
9:51 pm

I see Brian Kelly and Notre Dame going 6-6 not 8 or 9 wins. ND has talent but I don’t see BK in his first year doing a lot of great things.

wolverine

August 25th, 2010
10:20 pm

If RichRod would have waited until he got the players to run the spread they would have not gone 3-9 his first year, Mallett would not have left and Arkansas would be irrelevant this year. I wonder how So. Car. or UGA would fair this year if they ran the wishbone with the recruits they have. Nevertheless, he has done a poor job recruiting. Look at the last years of the Carr era and at all the NFL talent on both sides of the ball. This team has none and the players that got drafted this year were Carr’s. Michigan will eventually be back to where it was. It just probaly won’t be with RichRod. I see at best 8-4 this year but probaly 7-5.

jumbeauxtiger

August 25th, 2010
10:25 pm

I agree TR LSU has had some unfortunate luck with QBs. Of course our poor line play didn’t help last season.

helmet head on the short bus

August 25th, 2010
11:55 pm

Tony,

Great Article. Lets get to the bottom line. SEC and ACC.

First lets look at the lines from Shula and Dooley, Shula is hired to fill in for a guy who never made it to his first game. Dooley is hired to replace a guy who made it through one year. Both coaches had fathers who were legends. Both coaches are( were) staring down the barrel of NCAA Probation. Vols and Bama Fans tolerate their respective coaches but they both know these guys are on temporary fits until a legend or a future legend can be hired. Dooley will get three years to hang on the ship while probation is being administered.

Mark Richt has replaced his failed defensive coordinator. He will replace his offensive coordinator next. After that he will be replaced if he does not win. You UGA fans need to realize something,
Your last National Title was 30 years ago. Mark Richt won 2 SEC Championships but was never really in the National Title Picture either year. As long as Florida is providing an annual kicking in Jacksonville every year and Georgia finishes 2nd or 3rd in the east and 4th or 5 overall in the SEC, UGA will be a middle of pack program. There is a couple of issues here: The high school talent in the state of Georgia ranks right behind Florida, Texas, California and schools from each of these state have won titles( USC did pay their players though). Richt keeps having great recruiting years but the end result is SEC titles and BCS titles. As of today if you ask a group of Media writers from across the country they would tell you that Florida, Alabama, LSU and now Auburn are programs that have surpassed UGA in success and status.

Coaches who will really need to pick up their games or will be let go in some form or fashion:

Rodriquez
Miles-
Obama- oops wrong sport
Shannon

Bo Athens GA

August 26th, 2010
12:40 am

ohhh what ever happened to patience???? i dont know about LSU fans, but from a real UGA fan, coach Richt is on no hot seat right now. Any caoch can be put on one, but he is fine. It floors me how if it did not happen yesterday, it never happened…Richt has one of the top winning% in the country over hos tenure and the only reason we have not won a natty is because you gotta have a little luck, and we aint’, but be PATIENT. Coach Richt has done a fine job at UGA and as alumni and ticket holder I am more concerned about you morons running your mouth and pissin’ him off and leaving, so shut up. Thanks and have a great day!!!

Still@theBAR

August 26th, 2010
12:52 am

Bo Richt ain’t going to leave. He will have to be run out just like his daddy Bobby B. Richt will just winn enough to stay as long as UGA will keep him. The plays players that shouldn’t be playing because of Loyality and that is what Richt wants. He wants UGA fans to shut up and let him pick-up his paycheck.

Jason

August 26th, 2010
2:02 am

I think its funny how the only people bringing up Richt’s name on this list are opposing team’s fans.

Tony Geinzer

August 26th, 2010
4:50 am

Tony, I would love to say that Virginia will beat Virginia Tech as I am so sick of Virginia Tech,for obvious reasons and also , I want Kentucky to beat Tennessee and Florida as Dooley is 1 and Done and Florida will have big problems Without Tebow. I want to see Kansas win the Big XII as I don’t like Nebraska and OU and besides Texas, I would like to see Kansas, Mizzou, and ISU win.

How2coach

August 26th, 2010
5:33 am

`
Texas Tech will have a better defense.
Tommy Tuberville will have more success this year than Jimbo Fisher.
Florida State will be lucky if they end up 7-6 again.

12-2

August 26th, 2010
6:50 am

That’s funny Tony Blowhart.

Coach Richt is # 1 in the nation in Fulmer Cup Standings 2010 and # 3 going back 4 years.

Over the same timeframe of over 50 Arrests / Suspensions going back 4 years, we are 10-10 vs SEC East, average 21 fumbles a year all 4 years, are 3-4 LOSING record at HOME over the 4 years vs SEC East teams, average # 96 NCAA Rank in Penalties over these 4 years and average 14 interceptions a year the last 4 years of 38-14 good for finding now 18 teams Coach Richt does NOT have more wins than over the last 4 years.

If he isn’t 12-2 this season, next year he will be on the hot seat and faces it losing 15 seniors and 4-5 juniors.

Thought you might want to know

Ramma Bama

August 27th, 2010
5:41 pm

Dooley better not “struggle” too long—the ut fans are mad that he got the job and are expecting him to do something quick or hit the road.

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