UGA’s Murray fine; it’s the O-line I’m not sure about

Another crazy weekend: So what did we learn?

1. Georgia’s Aaron Murray is going to be fine. It’s the offensive line I’m not sure about: Georgia’s 31-24 loss to Arkansas proved once again that in the SEC, the difference between winning and losing is very small. Georgia made a good comeback to tie the game and put itself in a position to win. It had the ball on what should have been the final possession. The worst thing that should have happened is that Georgia didn’t score and the game went to overtime.

But on third down the running back whiffs on a pass block and the quarterback gets sacked. Arkansas gets the ball back and  a safety takes the wrong angle on a tackle and Arkansas breaks free for the winning touchdown. Two plays. Arkansas made them. Georgia didn’t. That’s it.

But here is the good news for Georgia. The Bulldogs have a quarterback. Everyone I talk to in this league likes the upside of Aaron Murray. He’s learning the position and is going to make mistakes. What I want to know is when is this veteran offensive line going to start blocking like one? Georgia ran the ball 41 times for 139 yards at home against an average defense from Arkansas. Yes, six sacks figured into that total. Still, that’s not good enough. Yes, it would have been helpful if A.J. Green had been there to stretch the field. But he was not there. He’s not going to be there Saturday in Starkville. Georgia just has  run the ball better than that.

2. Another tough weekend for the ACC: Georgia Tech took care of business within the league beating North Carolina on the road. But out of the conference it was second straight tough weekend for the ACC. The ACC went 1-4 in head to head meetings with other BCS teams: Clemson lost to Auburn, Duke lost to Alabama, Maryland lost to West Virginia, and Wake Forest was trounced by Stanford. The lone winner against BCS competition was N.C. State, which had a solid win over Big East team Cincinnati on Thursday night in Raleigh.

Florida State beat BYU (Mountain West) and Virginia Tech took care of East Carolina (Conference USA) to salvage something out of the weekend.

If you’re keeping score at home, and I know some of you are, the ACC is now 1-9 against non-conference BCS teams in the first three weeks of the season. In the first two weeks of the season the ACC lost to LSU, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Kansas, and Southern California. Kudos to the ACC for scheduling those games. But you gotta do better than 1-9.

3. Clemson-Auburn was a game for grown men: Auburn’s 27-24 victory against Clemson in overtime was one of the hardest hitting games I’ve seen in a long time. Two guys got carted off with serious leg injuries. Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker took a shot to the back (it was a legal shot, I might add) and showed tremendous grit in playing throught the pain. Auburn showed a lot of maturity in coming back from a 17-3 halftime deficit to win. Clemson showed, with running backs Jamie Harper and Andre Ellington, that the Tigers are going to be a force in the ACC Atlantic. It was a good old-fashioned street fight and I loved every minute of it. Just sorry that it came down to the Clemson kid missing a field goal. That’s a tough way for anybody to lose.

4. Florida is not a Top 10 team: The Gators may be worthy of their No. 8 national ranking (in the coaches poll) before the season is over, but right now Urban Meyer just has an okay team that is just trying to find its way. The good news if you’re a Florida fan is that you have enough talent to line up, play ugly, and win every game on your schedule–except for the Oct. 2 trip to Tuscaloosa to play No. 1 Alabama. The toughest remaining games after that (LSU, South Carolina) are at home. One thing I did learn watching the Florida-Tennessee game in Knoxville on Saturday: Florida’s receivers are pretty average. I thought they would be better.

5. I’ll bet Houston Nutt wishes he had never heard of Jeremiah Masoli: All I know is that since Jeremiah Masoli was clearned to play at Ole Miss on Friday, Sept. 3, almost nothing has gone right for the Rebels and Houston Nutt. Ole Miss just got absolutely gashed on Saturday by Vanderbilt 28-14. The Rebels are 1-2 with Fresno State coming to Oxford this week. If they can’t win that one, they are probably looking at 4-8 at best. Masoli has played reasonably well in the first three games. But the defense, which was supposed to be the strength of this team, is simply not getting it done.

BONUS WHAT WE LEARNED

Tennessee is what we thought they were: When I looked at the Tennessee team Saturday afternoon at Florida, I saw a bunch of guys who should be playing at Middle Tennessee State. I’ll give the Volunteers credit for this: They played hard for 60 minutes against Florida and were still within striking distance of the Gators in the fourth quarter. They didn’t go in the tank when adversity hit like they did against Oregon.

But it’s been a long time since Tennessee was this thin in SEC caliber talent. Things don’t figure to get better any time soon. After UAB this week, Tennessee plays at LSU, at Georgia, Alabama at home, and at South Carolina in the span of five weeks. Even if Tennessee comes out of its first eight games at 2-6, the Volunteers should be competitive in their four November games with Memphis, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Kentucky. The question is if Derek Dooley can hold this team together mentally. They may be so beat up physically when November gets here that it won’t matter. 

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869 comments Add your comment

Spike

September 20th, 2010
6:52 am

I wom’t even claim to be first, I’m not in the mood. Murray is the real deal. Too bad the O line and the secondary just seem to mail it in at times. And that “block” by Ealy nearly got Murray killed. This team seems to have no heart, no fight in it.

Spike

September 20th, 2010
6:53 am

Sorry, “won’t”. Tony, get spellcheck on this thing.

Edsak

September 20th, 2010
6:54 am

Tony B ROCKS!

September 20th, 2010
6:54 am

Nick

September 20th, 2010
7:06 am

Ealey averaged 4.8 ypc against Arkansas, Thomas averaged 5.0 ypc. Why the complaints about the O-Line?

The sacks were because Murray couldn’t figure out you’re supposed to throw the ball or throw it away in 3 seconds, he held on to the ball far too long, that’s not on the O-Line, that’s on an indecisive QB who’s still trying to be a hero by keeping plays alive wiht his feet.

Everybody I’ve talked to is excited about Hutson Mason and ready to give another QB a shot at winning a football game. 1-2 as a starter, O-2 in the SEC, doesn’t cut it as a QB, need to find a leader at the QB position who can lead his teasm to a W. Not impressed with Murray’s td to int ratio either, 2.0, when the Bama’s & Florida’s are at 4.0, Georgia can’t climb out of the QB td to int ratio cellar.

Murray is Joe Cox Jr. Plenty of yards passing, accuracy fine, but a bunch of interceptions, and bunch of losses.

destin dawg

September 20th, 2010
7:08 am

Richt.. call the plays !! demote Bo Bo to QB’s… O line needs to step up after 3 years already…. use TE’s and FB’s for 1st down roll out passes…. D is improving… Lakatos needs to work with D backs on blown coverage….. could still go the rest of the way from year….

Buck

September 20th, 2010
7:09 am

You’ve gotta beat somebody besides La Lafayette to earn some respect from your teammates. Time for Hutson Mason to get a shot, he has a quick release, and is 1000x more decisive than “Mr. Indecisive” Murray.

Carlton

September 20th, 2010
7:11 am

It’s not Murray’s upside that concerns me, it’s is downside. All those sacks. All those interceptions. All those losses. It’s his risk taking downside that’s killing this team.

dawgfan

September 20th, 2010
7:13 am

Tony, the O-line will get it together about the 7th or 8th game of the season, just like every year. Its been a distinct pattern since Searles came on board. The only exception is 2008 when they were slightly above average for pretty much the entire season. But hey, at least they were consistant.

Beast from the East

September 20th, 2010
7:13 am

1….Why would the o-line be any better than last year? Just because they’re a year older doesn’t equal being better, does it? If Ealey can’t/won’t block then replace him with a FB.
2….The ACC. The graveyard of football programs!
3….That was a hekuva game! Clemson looks like they could be the best team in the ACC.
4….I agree that my Gators are not playing well. But ask yourself this…are there really 10 teams out there that are better than them? As poorly as they’ve played at times, they still have not come close to losing. That’ll certainly change on Oct. 2. Not looking forward to that game.
5….Karma’s a #&$%^, ain’t it?

Bonus….UT just doesn’t have the horses. At least they fought the whole game and didn’t lay down like they did against the Ducks.

GO Jackets

September 20th, 2010
7:14 am

If the SEC would play the types of quality OOC road games the ACC schedules, they would probably lose a few too.

Lou

September 20th, 2010
7:16 am

Told you guys back in the Spring, Murray’s not the QB. He’s not willing to not be the star. He still thinks he’s in high school running around like Brett Favre. Rather have Logan Gray, Gray will get W’s, might not be pretty passing stats, but better than losing every week to inferior teams because the QB’s trying to be a hero as a redshirt freshman instead of trsuting his teammates to make plays.

Please, make a move. Put Logan Gray in as QB and start winning a game.

Beast from the East

September 20th, 2010
7:16 am

GO Jackets,
You’re right, they would lose a few. But not 9 of 10!

destin dawg

September 20th, 2010
7:18 am

Hutson Mason is the real deal…. Parade all American.. Spurrier would have played him by now.. Just sayin…..

Beast from the East

September 20th, 2010
7:18 am

Lou,
How can you call those “inferior” teams? Play some defense and stop someone before you call anyone “inferior”. La-La was inferior. South Carolina and Arkansas….not so much.

Douglas

September 20th, 2010
7:22 am

I’m really surprised how delusional some of the sports writers are about Mark Richt. I used to respect the guy, but no more. Bobo and Searels (sp) are terrible. Richt refuses to fire both. Unless they improve, I refuse to watch any more UGA football. As a business person, I do not tolerate incompetence nor will I watch it. The players deserve better and so do the fans. The only way change will be made is when the fans stop coming to the game and the financial support stops. Some may say I am a “bandwagon” fan but that is not true: if I saw that UGA was improving, I would hang in there but they are only going to stay the same or get worse. It’s time for change.

Lou

September 20th, 2010
7:25 am

Georgia has beaten South Carolina in the past, 7-2, far superior, and was ranked higher when they played SC at the time, had better WR’s, O-Line, TE’s, RB’s, talent, and still lost the game. Georgia has beaten Ark in the past, 5-0 in last 5, won time of possession 35 to 25, outrushed them by a large margin, got more 1st downs, and converted mroe 3rd downs, Georgia was a better team, but still lost that game too. When you have a 12-2 record against SC & Ark, thse are teams Georgia almost always beats, and we’ve lost both. Murray started both games and is the main reason.

Jethro Bodeen

September 20th, 2010
7:27 am

Anyone with a 5th grade education can see that Georgia is only going to get better. All the nay-sayers will be eating goat at the end of the year. Tech ain’t out of the woods yet and that team may be the team they are all downing soon.

Beast from the East

September 20th, 2010
7:27 am

Lou,
The PAST is the PAST. I believe we’re discussing THIS SEASON. Those are not “inferior” teams THIS YEAR. Just look at the scoreboard to verify that.

Ralph

September 20th, 2010
7:28 am

Wait – we need you and Mark Bradley to debate your opposite viewpoints here. Last week your column started with this: “Georgia and Georgia Tech win because they GOTTA win”. Bradley says after the 1 – 2 start things are going as he expected and UGA will go 9-3.

Munchkin

September 20th, 2010
7:30 am

Don’t blame me it’s Bobo’s play calling!

Nick

September 20th, 2010
7:31 am

Some QB’s just can’t lead. They can’t find a way to win. For 67% ofd Georgia’s games, Murray hasn’t led his team to a victory. Richt normally wins 77% if his games, now he’s losing 67%. Richt didn’t forget hwo to coach, but he did make a poor decision at QB, and Murray hasn’t done anything yet to earn the respect of his teammates. He’s not leading. They’re not playing hard for him, for all 4 quarters. Love the Alabama kid, hasn’t lose a game since the 8th grade. No flashy stats, but nothign but W’s. That’s leadership.

Beast from the East

September 20th, 2010
7:34 am

I can’t believe you folks blaming a first year QB. You just gave up 31 points on your own field. 380 yards passing to wide open receivers. THAT’S the problem. You score 24 points at home, you should win. This isn’t the ACC. Play some defense and quit pointing the finger at a first time starting QB that is playing behind a mediocre offensive line.

Charlie Bama

September 20th, 2010
7:34 am

All good points, Tony. Thanks for popping up across so many broadcast venues, as well as offering this daily insight in the AJC. You’re a good guy doing good things. This has been a pretty ugly season so far—Uglier than you thought it could be, maybe?

Lou

September 20th, 2010
7:35 am

All these years of top recruting classes, Georgia has far superior talent, and is getting blown off the field by the South Carolina’s and Arkansas’. We need a change at QB. QB is the most important position on the team. And Georgia is 0-2 in the SEC, with more talent. Something’s wrong.

Warhorse

September 20th, 2010
7:35 am

Looked like Ealey whiffed on 2-3 blocks. He is a liability (probably because a selfish RB who does not want to block). The dawgs need a more versatile RB, better hope King gets well, because Ealey does not do anything for the whole attack.

17 of 20

September 20th, 2010
7:39 am

That Todd Grantham is just as good as advertised. One question was Saturday the first time he saw a forward pass for more than 20 yards? I heard that Cleveland fired him because his defensive scheme could cover the passing game.

Wow...

September 20th, 2010
7:41 am

…looks like $750K doesn’t buy as much in GA as it does in AL…and to top it off he pulls a CWM comment about the players rather than saying HE needs to do a better job of getting his NEW DB coach to coach the players better so that they will KNOW where they are supposed to line up and who to cover…

Larry

September 20th, 2010
7:41 am

This Georgia team (actually since 08) is starting to have a “Ray Goff” look about them and the 0-2 SEC start proves it. I’m losing interest in the Dogs and looking forward to the basketball season (is this the way Duke fans feel every year?), knowing they will be well coached and will give 100% effort the entire game. Goff’s favorite line was always “we’re going to get butter” which really sounds like Richt’s quote this weekend about “we’re improving”. From preseason #1 in 2008 to the role of spoiler in September is sad to see.

Moose

September 20th, 2010
7:41 am

The O-Line has 155 starts of experience, Murray has 3. I think we know who the culprit is.

reality

September 20th, 2010
7:42 am

1. Murray will be ok. UGA will be 6-6 or 7-5.
2. ACC is having a tough time, but still has some very good teams including GT, VT, Miami, Clemson and NC State.
3. Good game that Clemson should have won.
4. UF may not be a top 10 team but they are good enough to win the East.
5. Ole Miss is just a bad team.
Bonus Who cares about Tenn.

Wow...

September 20th, 2010
7:43 am

…think Bobo will ever get a clue that you don’t ALWAYS run 20 yard routes on 3rd and short without leaving a check down for the QB when those guys are covered…and then he blames the QB for not throwing the ball away…obviously he does not know the difference between 4th and 10 and 4th and short when it is STILL 4th down and he has no clue as to what to call…

Nick

September 20th, 2010
7:45 am

Put Logan Gray in, or Hutson Mason, but get Murray off the field. Richt hasn’t started out 0-2 in the SEC in his entire career. Georgia needs a leader at the QB position who can help his teammates play harder and get a W.

Logan Gray was an Elite 11 QB coming out of High School. And Mason set the state of Georgia records for yards and td’s, and took Lassiter further than it had ever gone. It’s not like Murray is the only option.

Resign or Resign?

September 20th, 2010
7:45 am

Since when is spearing a QB in the back with your helmet “a legal hit”?

Wow...

September 20th, 2010
7:45 am

…TB, until UGA wins another game you will be pulling a real “homerism” if you pick them to win ANY of their next games until the sacrificial lamb Idaho State comes to town…

Resign or Resign?

September 20th, 2010
7:46 am

…rather “a legal shot”.

Geez, Nick...

September 20th, 2010
7:46 am

…ever think that maybe the reason Hutson and Logan do not play is because they have less of clue than the current QB?

War Cam

September 20th, 2010
7:50 am

UGA…makes me laugh

Mark in Woodstock

September 20th, 2010
7:50 am

1. How is a year older offensive line supposed to be better just because they are a year older….maybe they simply weren’t that good last year and they are merely an older bad bunch together???
2. Florida is going to rely on the running game to win…they don’t have the confidence in the QB or WR to win the old way.
3. Outside of the men in orange from Tiger town I don’t see a team capable of winning 9 games in the ACC.
4. Is the SEC East really this bad outside of FL and SC…..wow….you could put an all star team together from Vandy, KY, GA, and Tenn and not win a game against a team from the West.

SimpleDawg

September 20th, 2010
7:50 am

Nick and Lou…..y’all are idiots. STFU.

King Gator

September 20th, 2010
7:50 am

Don’t be surprised when Tenn beats UGA. I see Bama smacking my Gators around at home in a few weeks, but we should have a shot to win the rest of our games on the schedule. (not that we will) I’m guessing 10-2 and if that 2nd loss isn’t to SC we’ll be in the SEC Championship game. Not bad for “down year” for the Gators. Go Gators!

Brooksdawg

September 20th, 2010
7:51 am

If you watch the side lines–Bobo talks to Richt before each play is called. I am not sure who is really calling the plays at this point. What really stood out from Saturday to me was how the team responded after Richt made the whole team huddle. It was the first time in a while I have seen the head coach actually attempt to motivate his team during the game. Richt’s body language and the players body language says “we are here to play a game—if we win, we win, if not there is always next week”. I am tired of the team not being prepared for the game at hand—If you don’t play to win why play the game?

Sean

September 20th, 2010
7:52 am

Ole Miss should’ve brought Masoli in as a safety.

Auburn is terrible. If Kyle Parker doesn’t get hurt, Clemson wins that game by two touchdowns. South Carolina will win big this weekend.

http://thebubblescreen.blogspot.com

Larry

September 20th, 2010
7:53 am

Concerning the offense, (1) Murray should have played last year to gain valuable ecperience (2) the O-line is either over rated, poorly coached, or both (3) Georgia needs a stud running back when your backup is 5′7″ and 150 it’s a disgrace (4) AJ has let his team down with his greed and stupidity they could very well be 3-0 with him playing (5) the offense is so predictable and may be outdated. With the state’s great high school athletes, Georgia’s facilties, fanbase, etc, the program needs a coach that will show them how to reach their potential. Perhaps the timing is perfect to have a new AD that won’t tolerate underachieving.

Beast from the East

September 20th, 2010
7:53 am

King Gator,
Smacking us around is probably a nice way of putting it. Can we just play our scout team so our starters are healthy for the rest of the season? LOL! I keep having flashbacks of the Nebraksa game in 95.

JB

September 20th, 2010
7:55 am

If the OL and RB block as they have in the past, we’re 3-0. Just the facts.

HBTD!!!

Perry

September 20th, 2010
7:56 am

This O-Line sure did look good with Joe Cox as the QB last year. Not so much with Murray back there, Murray makes the most experienced line in the NCAA look bad, now that’s a hard thing to do. Let’s get a QB who makes his teammates look good.

The O-Line is the strength of the team, and Murray’s inexperience is the weakness of the team. You’d have to be blind not to see that.

Wow...

September 20th, 2010
7:56 am

…as someone else already pointed out, if you thought that shot the Clemson took to the kidneys was a ‘legal’ hit the you continue to be as clueless as the refs who failed to call ’spearing’ on the play. Leading with the crown of the helmet has always been an illegal hit, just as Nick Buoniconti’s kid…he had to learn the hard way.

Kool Aid

September 20th, 2010
7:59 am

Well they did blank and averaged blank for the last ten years. So that makes us better than blank percent. We have great facilities, Money, Fans. Top Ten Program. Just wait till next year. National Champs! Mark my words!

K Jack

September 20th, 2010
8:00 am

If Richt stays with Murray this year, he’s throwing this season away as a rebuilding season, something he wasn’t willing to do last year. So, if he wouldn’t do it last year, why throw the season away this year and let Murray get this team to 8 losses (a 33% win % projected to 12 games). What happens if Richt stays with Murray, loses 8 games, and has to make another change at QB next year?

Why not have a comeptition on the field at QB this season between Gray, Mason & Murray, may the best man win.

It is Willie Willie bad

September 20th, 2010
8:00 am

UGA needs to lure the strength and conditioning coach from either Auburn or Clemson. Those teams have studs which is seriously lacking at UGA.both of those teams didn’t have quit and were punching each other in the mouth. Kyle Parker is a man amongst boys playing hurt and had guts to continue playing unlike many coddled UGA players.

Mark

September 20th, 2010
8:01 am

Tony,
In your opinion, who gets the blame for TN not having the horses? Fulmer, Kiffin, Hamilton?

I disagree with you on all the kids… they do have some talent in some areas but they are all young (CB, WR, OL). However, the 2 deep is filled with kids that normally would not be playing for Tennessee or another SEC school.

Palladin

September 20th, 2010
8:01 am

@Wow…

You should watch a re-play. I did. The Clemson QB was pasted with a shoulder pad — not a helmet. It was a brutal hit, but it was legal.

Dawg_Mike

September 20th, 2010
8:01 am

@ Larry- well said.

Regarding the 3rd and 4 with the game on the line-
I still wonder if ealey was supposed to chip the D lineman and then be the safety valve. I guess we will never know.
I agree with TB- the game was either going to OT or UGA moves 20 more yards and wins it on a FG. In the words of Sir Charles, that was turrible.

Duke

September 20th, 2010
8:02 am

Even with questionable play calling, a decent o’line could have made the difference against SC and Ark. These guys have enough depth and have been together too long to have to start over every year. Something ain’t right.

Lou

September 20th, 2010
8:04 am

Tony’s right, the O-Line is not playing better wiht Murray as their leader. Neither is the defense, or special teams or receivers or te’s or rb’s. The whole team is getting worse under Murray’s leadership. Leaders make their teammates better, not worse.

uga76

September 20th, 2010
8:06 am

Agree totally with wow – Auburn player led with head and speared a player in the back who was already down! There was also another instance when a Clemson player was down and Auburn player hit him headgear to headgear. Clemson player also clearly being held by jersey on touchdown scored by McCaleb – he never gets the corner without the hold

WonderDawg

September 20th, 2010
8:06 am

I think it’s the offensive. The I-formation is a bit outdated for college football and apparently the way Richt/Bobo employ it makes it easy to prepare for, as Kiffin told us last season.

Nearly all of the better teams in the NCAA, as well as the NFL, now use some version of the spread offense or at least a mix of the spread and I. Hell, my hometown high school has run the spread for years, quite successfully, with several state titles.

Anyway, with a QB as mobile as Murray, it would seem to be a natural fit for UGA to add some of the spread to our offense. Bet that’s what he and Hutson Mason both played in HS, seeing the numbers they put up.

One other thing, the only thing Bobo tried Sat to slow the pass rush was several draws. i was yelling at the tv all day to roll the pocket one side or another. They finally did one time in the 4th quarter and it resulted in about a 50 yd completion.

If Bobo/Richt’s game plan doesn’t work, the Dawgs are screwed. And it happens more and more with equally talented teams.

If I’m wrong, when was the last time UGA beat an equally talented or more talented team?

ckgator

September 20th, 2010
8:08 am

You are right – FL is not an “elite” team at present. But if are so bad, why will they be favored in every SEC game with the exception of Alabama? Is the SEC that bad this year?

Gators will continue to improve as the season goes on… and should still be in the running for the conference. Hats off to the Vols for one helluvan effort.

Gtr17

September 20th, 2010
8:09 am

Gators not a top-10 team? That is a little harsh, don’t you think Tony? Outside of Alabama and Ohio State and maybe Nebraska, who in the top-10 has been clicking on all cylinders? Who outside of the top-10 is better than UF right now? LSU? Utah? Auburn? USC? Arizona? The point is…most teams are feeling their way right now. Seems a little unfair to single UF out as not being worthy of a Top-10 ranking right now.

dap01

September 20th, 2010
8:10 am

Bobo’s play calling is very poor right now. He calls plays as if Green and Strafford are still playing. His play calling on the last drive was terrible.

Dawg_Mike

September 20th, 2010
8:10 am

Power I formation – run the ball right into a pile of bodies for no gain.
Stubbornly refusing to adapt to today’s current spread type formations utilizing shotgun.
BOBO MUST GO

Overheard preseason

September 20th, 2010
8:10 am

*We’d rather have Richt than Saban because at least he’s a good man.
*Saban wanted Grantham but Richt stole him.
*Grantham coached Bama’s D last summer not Saban.
*King and Ealey are better than Ingram and Richardson.
*Phil Steele has us at #3 and he is the best of all predictors.
*Richt has the highest winning percentage of any coach last 10 years.
*Saban follows his good seasons with 7-6 seasons.
*This is the best O-Line in the country.
*Saban will leave Bama in ___ years.
*UGA will own Florida this year.
*UGA wins the East and beats Bama for the SEC.

WonderDawg

September 20th, 2010
8:11 am

Dang, I’m still thinking about my own question. Somebody help me – when did UGA last beat an equally talented or more talented team?

Was Tech equally talented last year? I don’t really think so, but maybe.

Dawg_Mike

September 20th, 2010
8:12 am

Oh, and AJ Green doesn’t play defense, so he wouldnt have been able to pressure Mallett or cover a wide open receiver.

WonderDawg

September 20th, 2010
8:12 am

Right Dawg_Mike, read my 8:06.

toga

September 20th, 2010
8:14 am

Same story, missed tackles, lazy o-line, WR and RB not blocking and poor play calling. If Petrino was coaching Dogs and Richt was coaching Hogs, Dogs would have won by doulble digits. But Richt is a really nice guy! Go Dogs!

RussDawg

September 20th, 2010
8:15 am

Dawgs will lose at least 2 more SEC Games
scratch UF for sure
Auburn can beat this team, UT may beat this team
Richt has devolved into Donnan and with time will further devolve into Goff
Call this what itis, a rebuilding year, and just ride it out.
Aren’t we ALWAYS concerned about the O’Line with the Bulldogs?!

WonderDawg

September 20th, 2010
8:15 am

Overheard preseason, so you live in an institution – like an asylum?

Atticus

September 20th, 2010
8:15 am

Anyone who knows football knows Georgia runs a high school offense. They simply try to beat you talent against talent. Same with LSU. Its not just about playcalling, it’s about being the aggressor, about a gameplan that takes advantages of mismatches. And how many times in the past 3 years has Georgia’s offense disappeared for ahalf? And the thing is, even with the talent on the line, they don’t take it to anyone physically. Except GT but they don’t count, the ACC is the minors….

Rookie

September 20th, 2010
8:17 am

Aaron Murray, loses his second game in a row as Georgia’s QB and has the Dogs in an 0-2 hole.

Cleveland Brown

September 20th, 2010
8:18 am

UGA sho does have a lot of experts that post here. Not a one of ‘em could win coaching, even if they were coaching Alabama against Marist High. Delusional. Simply delusional.

RambleOn84

September 20th, 2010
8:18 am

If you want to still rag on the ACC for its week 2 performance, fine by me…THAT was pathetic.

But last week really wasn’t bad at all.

Our three worst teams (MD, Wake, and Duke) lost to three ranked teams.

And Clemson lost a nailbiter to Auburn on the road.

Nothing to be ashamed about there.

The conference is still reeling from that awful week 2 performance though.

Atticus

September 20th, 2010
8:19 am

Dawg-Mike. You are wrong. Alabama runs the I formation and dominates. It can be done if properly prepared, gameplanned and motivated. You have to DEMAND excellence in execution or face the consequences. Richt doesn’t get it. The only time in 3 years this team played motivated was 07 agaisnt Florida and Auburn, neither of which were very good.

Dawg_Mike

September 20th, 2010
8:20 am

This is not Murray’s fault. He is playing a pee wee league offensive philosophy that his coach stubbornly refuses to change. Joe Montana would have problems with it too.

WonderDawg

September 20th, 2010
8:20 am

RambleOn84, if it’s okay to lose to ranked teams, why are y’all giving us so much hell about losing to SC and Arkansas? “Nothing to be ashamed of there” right?

Corch Myer

September 20th, 2010
8:20 am

I haven’t seen a team fall in the polls after winning since…..well, when UGA was ranked #1 and fell after their first three wins.

UGA VII

September 20th, 2010
8:21 am

Mississippi State wins by 30.

I can`t stand it anymore.

popabear

September 20th, 2010
8:22 am

I can’t believe all you idiots that are willing to throw Murray under the bus. The problem here is NOT Murray! This is a bunch of crap if you think that the offensive lineman and running backs aren;t blocking because they have no respect for Murray. I guess they had no respect for Cox or Stafford either? This oline has nnever played up to their potential or billing. If you want to play the blame game, it starts with Mark Richt, CMB and CSS. You are out of your tree if you think changing qb’s solves The offensive problems. It all starts up front.

Bill King is a............

September 20th, 2010
8:22 am

Tony………….Did you happen to see Josh Davis on two consecutive play action pass plays, lineup in his pass blocking stance?? And what gets me is, we were driving to the closed end part of the stadium so he was on the Georgia sideline side. He did it once and then the very next play, he does it again!!! Where in the hell was Searls or one of our know it all coaches telling him to get in a 3point stance?? As a whole, we arent very good. This is supposedly a veteran team with the exception of Murray and he(Murray) is playing pretty damn well. Some of the powers that be need to do a better job of evaluating these socalled 3/4/5 star players we recruit. Horrible, horrible.

What say you????

Dawg_Mike

September 20th, 2010
8:23 am

@ Atticus- Alabama is in a whole different league….you are correct.

RambleOn84

September 20th, 2010
8:23 am

WonderDawg,
Two things:

1. Show me where I’ve given anyone crap for UGA losing those games.
2. Do you consider UGA at the same level as Wake, Duke, or Maryland?

Atticus

September 20th, 2010
8:23 am

Cleveland, it doesn’t take an expert mechanic to figure out your car doesn’t drive.

It’s not just people on here too. I know coaches that said the offense is pedestrian. I agree the coaches know football, much more than us hacks. But it’s not just people on here, believe me. 2-6 in the last 8 SEC games. 10-12 vs the SEC east.

Is it just me?

September 20th, 2010
8:25 am

Sure, the ACC has taken it on the chin, no doubt about it. But look at the matchups and games they committed to versus the non-conference games the SEC plays. Sure, Bama handled the Dukies – what a surprise. LSU barely beat UNC’s practice squad and Auburn hung on in OT at home against Clemson. At least the ACC is not afraid to play anybody anywhere. Can’t really say the same for the SEC. Also, Wake played at midnight and got throttled just like most east coast teams would by Stanford, a team they beat last year at home. Other than Tennessee, when was the last time you saw an SEC school travel to California for a midnight kick off?

Look- the SEC is hands down the best conference and the ACC is a pretender right now. But if you compare the OOC schedules between the two conferences it is night and day. Miami goes to the horseshoe to play OSU, FSU travels to Oklahoma… I must have missed where the SEC went on the road this year to play these types of OOC opponents..

Addie

September 20th, 2010
8:25 am

Leadership is knowing what your strengths are, and going with that. Georgia’s strength is the O-Line and the running backs. No one in the entire country has more experirnce than Georgia’s O-Line, over 150 starts. You’ve gotta put the ballgame on these guy’s shoulders, run the ball 50 times, and let the big bruisers do their thing. You don’t put the game in the 1 person with the least experience, without any track record of success as a college football player. Murray has only started 3 football games. Yet, Bobo keeps putting the game in Murray’s hands, trying to win passing the ball, letting Murray get sacked 9 times in the last 2 games, with terrible results everytime in the SEC match-ups, 0-2. Come on now, trust this O-Line, win or lose, running the football. Passing it, won’t beat Miss St., much less Arkansas or South Carolina.

Gotta go with your strengths, let the O-Line do their thing. That’s the Georgia identity. Georgia has lost its identity and become a finesse team.

chazzo

September 20th, 2010
8:26 am

As far as UT is concerned: If UT is full of mediocre talent, where did all the Kiffin recruits go, and how did they beat UGA so bad last year?

Speaking of mediocrity: Sometimes I wonder if the problem is that Mark Richt didn’t just let a season go a s a full on rebuilding season. We use it as an excuse, but honestly, he never just said, “Hey the caliber is not there, and I am going with all the youngins to get them experience.” We will be good again in three years. To his credit, I think he tries to field the best team he possibly can each year, and I think he his really kind to those upperclassmen who waited their turn. So there always seems to be an experience-lag and star sych problem in these last several seasons. I remember Joe Pa saying I’ll give you a national contender every four years. Of course, at that time he didn’t have to deal with two year players going pro. It is a tough juggling act.

5IML

September 20th, 2010
8:26 am

@ Atticus,

Actually, BAMA’s runs what is called a Multiple offense. We run I-formation, pro set, spread, wildcat, and pistol. And I’m guessing you’ll see the wishbone at some point (i.e. SECCG).

WonderDawg

September 20th, 2010
8:28 am

RambleOn84,

1. I said y’all not you
2. Give me another month to answer that one

Palladin

September 20th, 2010
8:28 am

@Is it just me?

I agree. The ACC has posted some of it’s most impressive losses in recent years so far this season. One cannot argue with progress.

Jake

September 20th, 2010
8:29 am

If Dooley can just keep the kids clean, out of night clubs, going to class and no police issues,, he will have an outstanding season.  If he picks up say 4 wins,, he’s had a really good season. They might pull off one upset. 

WonderDawg

September 20th, 2010
8:30 am

“No one in the entire country has more experirnce than Georgia’s O-Line, over 150 starts.”
******************************
Addie, don’t mistake exerience for excellence, and this case proves it perfectly.

DawginLex

September 20th, 2010
8:31 am

You folks ragging on Murray need to get to an eye doctor quickly. He is the only thing on offense that was encouraging. He is a freshman and is still learning but he is better now than Hutson Mason or Logan Gray would ever be at QB. Logan Gray played a solid game and is happy doing what he is doing.

Our offensive coordinator lost this game. 3rd and 4 and send the recievers downfield 20 yards? I would have rather ran a toss sweep twice and we would have at least had a shot at getting the first down.

Bobo, this one is on you. i said before the game that this game would be decided by our play calling and it was. Just like I said. Either unleash Murray and let him play or get behind (just like we did) and then unleash Murray. It was too late.

Coach Richt needs to demote him now and take back over the playcalling.

Bobo lost this game. For him to throw Murray under the bus for that last sack is a joke.

h walker

September 20th, 2010
8:32 am

A Murray is only mediocre in passing accuracy and arm strength. He is indecisive which could be attributed to inexperience or maybe that is his personality and will always be such. Bring on Hutson Mason and at least see what he can do. He is a more accurate passer and I believe may have a stronger arm. He also seems more poised with what little I have seen of him. Otherwise, fire BOBO

Tru Blu

September 20th, 2010
8:33 am

If Richt won’t make the change, Murray’s teammates will help Richt decide. The guys arn’t making plays for Murray–WR’s, O-Line, Running Backs, they just don’t want to follow the guy. They arn’t following his leadership, Richt needs to notice that, it’s been going on for months, ever since Richt kicked Mett off the team, without consulting his leadership core.

RambleOn84

September 20th, 2010
8:34 am

Fair enough, Wonderdawg…

UGA will be fine; y’all just need to take care of business against Miss St.

Auburn looks beatable, Tennessee is bad, and Florida is a huge question mark right now.

UGA can definitely go on a run here.

Good luck til Thanksgiving.

Palladin

September 20th, 2010
8:35 am

@Tru Blu

The Dawgs aren’t following ANYBODY’S leadership. They’re just not into that.

WonderDawg

September 20th, 2010
8:36 am

Fans that are want UGA to run the ball are seeing a different team than I am. We tried to run the ball against SC and Ark, and our line cannot open holes for our backs. We lose yardage when we try to go off-tackle or outside. Our sets are predictable and obvious. Everybody knows what and where.

Y’all want to see even more 3-and-outs?

DawginLex

September 20th, 2010
8:37 am

tru blu, those last 2 drives I saw a different team and they were following Murray’s lead. Why did bobo wait until then?

It is not Murray’s fault. Even the announcers saw Murray’s ability and commented on it.

bobo blew the game

Is it just me?

September 20th, 2010
8:38 am

What are the big SEC out of conference games? Are there any outside of the in-state rivalries? And aren’t a lot of those against the hapless ACC? So those aren’t tough games, right? Kind of like when another conference beats a lower tier SEC school like Vandy, KY, or Miss State – that its no big deal beating an SEC bottom feeder. But when an SEC school beats them its a great SEC road win in a conference that eats their young.(any win in the SEC is a good win)

So, where is the meat out of conference?

Greg McGarrity

September 20th, 2010
8:39 am

Tony I learned under the tutelage of the Master (Jeremy Foley) and was there when Ron Zook was mediocre. If Richt comes in worse than 3rd in the East this year I will fire him.

Bill King is a............

September 20th, 2010
8:39 am

Atticus…..what have you been watching??? Our big bruising line was horrible against SC. We tried and tried to run up the middle and couldnt do it. The toss sweep was working too good and Booboo abandoned it after our first drive. Our line leaves a lot to be desired. Given the fact that we have a young qb, defenses are going to load the box and dare us to throw it. Murray is looking pretty good to be a RSF. Booboo is just a horrendus play caller. My point is….we are goin to have to establish the pass to open up the run. Thats just the way it is. Murray is a good qb.

DawginLex

September 20th, 2010
8:39 am

If you were an SEC coach, would you schedule 4 tough BCS OOC games and then play the SEC schedule?

No, you wouldn’t.

The Old Bawl Coach

September 20th, 2010
8:40 am

Even I had the guts to fire my own son as play caller.

WonderDawg

September 20th, 2010
8:41 am

h walker, I agree that Mason is a really good, acurate, passer. I disagree about Murray’s arm strength. He did underthrow a few long passes but gave his really tall receivers a chance to make a play. He wasn’t able to step into too many throws Sat with the pass rush, either.

And that “hail marry” pass went 65 yards.

Tru Blu

September 20th, 2010
8:41 am

Mett & Gray outplayed Murray in the Spring–the stats don’t lie. Everybody who saw the G-Day game knows that.

Yet Richt went with Murray. You don’t just make arbitrary decisions like that without buy-in.

This team does not want to follow Aaron Murray. Nobody’s making plays for this guy. Even Olson is dropping passes right and left. The O-Line’s given up 9 sacks in 2 games. The running backs havn’t broken a long one. No special teams td’s. The defense has given up 48 points in the last 2 games and isn’t forcing turnovers.

Murray isn’t leading and team ain’t following.

Palladin

September 20th, 2010
8:41 am

@Is it just me?

Yes. It’s just you.

Complaining about another conference’s schedule won’t take away your losses.

Dawg Fud

September 20th, 2010
8:43 am

I predicted at the beginning of the season this team was good for 5 or fewer wins. That’s not a jab, just a calculation.

I think this team plays really hard which is very promising. They have not given up in either loss.

All this talk of firing coaches…if any coach needs ot be on the “hot seat” it should be Searels. He has the oldest and most veteran group and his results are by far the worst.

I can live with losing this year as long as we are playing hard.

Tru Blu

September 20th, 2010
8:44 am

Richt has lost credibility with this team by annointing Murray as the starter, kicking Mett off, and demoting Gray to SE.

The team never bought that decision.

0-2 in the SEC.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
8:44 am

I seem to remember, just a few years ago, the SEC East was the class of college football. They dominated the conference. The pendulum now seems to have clearly swung to the SEC West. But before the fans in the West get too comfortable, just remember, pendulums just keep swinging.

Here is my take on the first three weeks:

– Alabama has the best offensive team I’ve ever seen at T-Town. The defense on the other hand has some serious systemic problems. They haven’t played an opponent (yet) who can exploit those weaknesses. The offense may have to carry this team, this season. I never remember that happening. BTW – Bama’s special teams seem, in some ways, appear to be more solid than last years squad.

- Florida is trying to find a team. They have talent out the wazoo, but have not gelled. This is particularly evident on offense. I’m guessing by mid-season, Meyer will have that corrected. I just hope the correction occurs after Oct 2.

- USC may be the real deal. Spurrier has been able to field some pretty good teams early (in the season) at Carolina, only to fizzle down the stretch. But….he’s never had the defense, and the running game that this team posseses.

- AU is a puzzler. At times, they show flashes of being something special. I thought the way they came back on Saturday was impressive (that is a GOOD Clemson team). But…they are making entirely too many mistakes (penalties, etc…) to beat some of the teams they’ll be playing later in the season. Newton is a great athlete, who is learning to be a QB. If he turns out to be a quick study, AU is in the hunt.

- LSU is quietly putting together an impressive resume. The MSU game is a bit misleading because the MSU QBs handed the game to the Tigers via five INTs. But…Miles and staff have their kids improving every week. And….Bama has to travel to Baton Rouge for a night game.

- UGA is on the verge…..either for a meltdown, or becoming the next surprise in the East. I’m guessing meltdown. I hate to see it because I think CFB needs more coaches like Mark Richt.

- UK. Could be the wildcard in the East. They’re not getting press, they just keep winning. So far their schedule has been a bit soft, but then so has Bama’s.

Sitting on my present perch, it appears that USC, and Bama are the teams to beat in the East, and West respectively.

Saturday will clear up a lot of the murk.

The Old Bawl Coach

September 20th, 2010
8:46 am

Dogs lose to Ms State, Tenn, Kentucky, Florida, GT and fire Richt. They ask me, I say no so they hire Boise HC.

Who Dat ...Two Dat

September 20th, 2010
8:47 am

Tony….you are 0-2 in picking uga this year….homer quit picking the dogs and maybe they will win…

H-back

September 20th, 2010
8:47 am

Kentucky will beat Florida this weekend.

Atticus

September 20th, 2010
8:47 am

Bill king is a…..I agreed with you. Read again. We don’t play physical against anyone.

jumbeauxtiger

September 20th, 2010
8:47 am

Tony, The Dawgs’ OL may be a problem but you won’t win many SEC games giving up 31 points.

H-back

September 20th, 2010
8:47 am

Enter your comments here

Bill King is a............

September 20th, 2010
8:47 am

Lex, i agree with you. Murray, Gray and Durham are our only bright spots on offense right now. And i would bench AJ when is suspension is over. I know this sounds radical as hell but hear me out. Richt has lost respect/control on this team. The way to reestablish his credibility is to bench AJ. I would think that would send a message to rest of team to shape up or you will be shipped out. If AJ is so good, he’ll still get drafted at end of year without playing a down. if not then guess what, he’ll get to comeback for his senior year. I think we’d still have lost at least one of these last two games with him. I dont think any team can overcome Bobo as an OC. Some say not having AJ’s the reason for our downfall, i tend to disagree. but if thats truly the case, bench his rearend for causing all of this for a measly $1,000 jersey. I know he’s a good kid, but damn!! He knew he was doing the wrong thing.

ommyTa

September 20th, 2010
8:48 am

The point I think Tony is trying to make is that the O-line was supposed to be dominant enough in the running game that Murray would not have to win the game. He would just have to manage it. The main reason we had a running game at all on Saturday is because Murray did have some success throwing it. It was not supposed to be like that. Of course, that expectation was based largely on last year’s GT game, and we all know what kind of defense they have.

Wanting to replace Murray after two games is a little premature, don’t you think?. Did you really expect a kid who has never played a down of college ball to come in and be Drew Brees? If our line was dominant as expected, he would be throwing about 10-15 times per game. Instead he’s thrown it 21 and 27 times, respectively. Let’s see if he improves and then judge him.

Atticus

September 20th, 2010
8:48 am

Old Bawl…….how is the Boise coach (who built the program) doing at Colorado?

WAR EAGLE!

September 20th, 2010
8:48 am

Who said this, UGA will beat Ark. because they have to? I think they need to come up with a better reason to win. They may be in trouble in Starkville.
Clemson is no pushover. Auburn was lucky to get out of that one with a win. On the other hand, they did come back from being down 17 to 3. I see a lot of fight and character in this team. If they can get by SC this weekend, they may be undefeated come Thanksgiving. I’m with ‘em no matter what happens. It’s Great to be an Auburn Tiger! War Eagle!

The Old Bawl Coach

September 20th, 2010
8:48 am

3rdn8 agree with everything in your post. I believe Auburn could be great if Malzahn ever figures out how to call plays an entire game. Last year he jumped on UGA early but went completely away from what works.

Tru Blu

September 20th, 2010
8:48 am

Drew Butler looked like an All-American under Joe Cox, under Murray, he can’t punt the ball. The O-Line looked incredible under Joe Cox–watch the Ga Tech game. Ealey & King made plays, so did Wooten and Olson, under Cox’s leadership. Boykin made plays on special teams. Branden Smith played great for Joe Cox. The team beat South Carolina & Arkansas under Joe Cox’s leadership. 0-2 with Murray.

Is it just me?

September 20th, 2010
8:48 am

Yes, the SEC is SO DEEP. No team will come within 2 touchdowns of Alabama. Its only deep when another SEC school plays in conference. When a Jax State upsets Ole Miss its because “well, Ole Miss sucks this year.” Or when GT destroys Vandy and Mississippi State on the road, well, its just Vandy or Miss State. But when Auburn squeaks out a win against Miss State on the road, its a big W and a hard to get SEC road win.

Chris

September 20th, 2010
8:50 am

Tony, it wasnt’ just the oline and a missed block by Ealey. You have to put A LOT of the blame on Bobo’s play calling. The call on 3rd and 4 was horrendus. Murray and Ealey should never have been in that position. Rolling Murray out where he has to make a play with his legs, or throw a short pass to a Tight End, that was oddly missing from the game, would have been the correct call. Sitting in the pocket, and sending all your receivers 20 yards down the field, when you only need 4 yards is idiotic.

Bobo is the one to blame.

WonderDawg

September 20th, 2010
8:50 am

Is it just me?,

Why don’t you just go away? What the hell are you asking anyway?

UGA has 8 SEC games every year, half of them border-rivalries, although UF probably doesn’t consider us a rialry anymore.

The past few years UGA has played OOC games (in addition to Tech) against Boise State, Clemson, Oklahoma State, Colorado, and Arizona. UGA travels to Colorado in about three weeks and already traveled to the others, except Boise.

Does this info help you?

Ironwood

September 20th, 2010
8:51 am

Lou, it looks like you are living in the past. UGA is 0-2 in the SEC. SC and Ark are getting better, so is KY.

Atticus

September 20th, 2010
8:52 am

Replace Murray???? What a bunch of freaking idiots! With who? They kid is not the problem. The problem is we have a coach that coaches with no emotion in a violent sport who does not demand and hold himself and other coaches and players accountable….and an offensive coach who has no grasp of gameplanning or putting defenses in mismatches…and has not been approached with a HC job—the silence is deafening.

RxDawg

September 20th, 2010
8:52 am

1. It’s more than just the O-line Tony. But thanks for trying to point out some positives with Murray.

2. Ouch..

3. Yeh it was a great game. It’s ending wasn’t very climactic though.

4. I agree. Can’t anyone match the discipline of blocking and tackling that Alabama displays? Football ain’t that hard folks. It’s just trying to get a bunch of kids to do the job right. Somehow, Saban has figured it out. Must be nice..

5. I knew I should of picked Vandy. Can’t believe I went with Ole Miss….those guys stink. Heck, Georgia might even beat them if we played.

WonderDawg

September 20th, 2010
8:53 am

I didn’t know a punter plays under a QB . . .?

The Old Bawl Coach

September 20th, 2010
8:53 am

H back, it has only been 31 years and it won’t happen this year.

Palladin

September 20th, 2010
8:53 am

@WonderDawg

He’s an ACC fan. Nothing but the arrival of basketball season can help him.

Big Dawg

September 20th, 2010
8:54 am

Enter your comments here

Atticus

September 20th, 2010
8:54 am

Meanwhile we have to fire our defensive coordinator while Florida’s have both been hired as head coaches and Saban’s get raises…..

WonderDawg

September 20th, 2010
8:54 am

And Butler was an All-American last year, he didn’t just look like one. He looks like me this year – but you think it’s because of Murray? Whew, that’s outside the box . . .

Dawg gone gittin' it

September 20th, 2010
8:55 am

Kudos to our boys for showing heart in the big comeback against a very good Arkansas team. Aaron is continuing to improve in a level of play that is new and challeging to a freshman Q.B. .
There a few things to work on but Georgia is a great team and deserves our full support. Keep working hard boys, it’ll come together!

Tru Blu

September 20th, 2010
8:56 am

Richt’s the only person in the locker room who wants Murray to be the starting QB. The team hasn’t bought in and signed off on that one. Richt forgot leadership 101–the players play the game, not the coaches, the players lead the team, not the coach. The players ain’t playin’ for Murray or Richt right now. They flat out quit against SC. Everybody except Durham quit against Arkansas.

Bill King is a............

September 20th, 2010
8:56 am

Tru Blu,

Listen here sport, Cox was horrible. So horrible, Richt would’ve been justified in benching him after the Tenn game last year and playing Zach or Aaron. Then we’d have a qb with a lil more experience that what we have now. I catch your drift, do you really think these guys are playing crappy in protest of Murray being the qb?? Get a grip, son. But Richt doesnt want to hurt anybody’s feelings. He wants them all to feel good about themselves. TruBlu….go back to your own blog and stay off uga’s.

nc4000

September 20th, 2010
8:57 am

say goodnight coach rick

Palladin

September 20th, 2010
8:58 am

@Tru Blu

“the players lead the team, not the coach”

I think that you might have hit on the problem, but I wouldn’t expect you to understand…

Tru Blu

September 20th, 2010
8:59 am

At some point, I guess after 5 losses in 3 more weeks, Richt will look around and say why did Boykin, Smith, King, Ealey, Butler, O-Line all the sudden get so bad? And then it’ll hit em—about declaring Murray as the leader, unearned. But Georgia will be 2-5 and it will be too late. Richt better start winning over this team, nobody’s buying in for Richt right now except Durham.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

September 20th, 2010
8:59 am

folks, Murray has played 3 games. We can’t expect him to be a heisman candidate his first year. he made mistakes, and will continue to do so but in the long run, he’ll be a great QB for UGA. also, the defense was completely revamped so there will be mistakes there too. consider this year to be a rebuilding year. i’m certainly concerned about the O-line and the blocking. we still have a great chance to have a successful year.

WonderDawg

September 20th, 2010
9:00 am

Tru Blu, who else was Richt gonna name as starter? Mett was already suspended for the first two games in the fall, then later kicked off the team when he pled guilty to sexual battery.

Murray would be fine with ANYBODY else calling plays for him than Bobo.

RxDawg

September 20th, 2010
9:00 am

3rdn8
September 20th, 2010
8:44 am

That’s a nice assesment of the SEC

Red Man Reaction

September 20th, 2010
9:01 am

I think it’s official: we have some of the most delusional fans in the world.

I can’t believe some of you guys are pinning this on Murray! He was the only one who play with heart the ENTIRE game. He didn’t need a pep talk in the 4th quarter. He came to play!

I’m getting so tired of the stupidity on these blogs. And frankly, I’m surprised that Tony Barnhart doesn’t have the guts to talk about the giant, tan elephant in the room: Mark Richt and his coaching staff.

After proclaiming that UGA’s “GOTTA win,” he sure is keeping is trap shut about the loss.

The fact is, no one thought the program would sink to this level, and if anyone thinks it’s Murray’s fault and not the fault of the coaches, you are absolutely insane.

But I guess the inmates are running the asylum now.

Tru Blu

September 20th, 2010
9:01 am

Cox was 2-0 against South Carolina & Arkansas, Murray is 0-2.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
9:02 am

@ RXDawg

thanks. I manage to do all of that before my wife takes the computer away.

RambleOn84

September 20th, 2010
9:02 am

Actually, ACC basketball stinks right now too, compared with what we’re used to.

Mike

September 20th, 2010
9:02 am

Boo Boo (Bobo) must go.

CharlotteGator

September 20th, 2010
9:05 am

Tony,

Usually a big fan of your posts whether I agree or not, but today’s seems a little angry and just off. You doing ok?

“…Urban Meyer just has an okay team that is just trying to find its way. The good news if you’re a Florida fan is that you have enough talent to line up, play ugly, and win every game on your schedule…”

I get what you’re trying to say, but a couple sentences like this just looks bad. Somehow an “okay team” has the talent to go 11-1 but is not in the Top 10? They’re surely on the bottom half of the top ten and I’m worried about the Gators, but am hard pressed to find 10 better teams than them right now.

WonderDawg

September 20th, 2010
9:06 am

Don’t worry about that, Mike. If Richt won’t demote him, McGarity will get it done. He has seen excellence up close for several years and he sure knows he ain’t seeing it now.

ATL Gator

September 20th, 2010
9:07 am

Tony…I think you may be falling into the trap of many a Gator fan…that is…those who are spoiled because we aren’t putting up 40+ every week.

Look at the stats, this team is running the ball far more than they are passing it. And the defense is number 1 in the country in interceptions (10) and number 25 against the run (92 yds per game.) And don’t forget, the Gators excel at special teams play. How many yds do they give up on punt returns?

I saw some flashes of improvement by the receivers Saturday…Carl Moore made a couple of sick catches on 3rd down.

The Gators will be fine….even if they get beat in Tuscaloosa in 2 weeks. It’s still a young team, but the improvement is there..every week.

WonderDawg

September 20th, 2010
9:08 am

Right, CharlotteGator. Who wants to play UF (other than Bama)? They will be butt-kickers by the end of the season.

CharlotteGator

September 20th, 2010
9:09 am

UGA fans,

I was hoping Tony would at least mention it, but since he didn’t, I just wanted to ask? Did you take anything from Bobo or Grantham’s comments “calling out players”? Are you bothered by it?

Personally, I thought they were throwing players under the bus a little and would not have been pleased if it were my team’s coordinators. It seemed more like blameshifting than some of the sly ‘motivation’ coaches are known for. I may be reading into it and wanted to ask.

And so you know, I’m not very excited with Addazio’s performances this year (or last) so I can somewhat commiserate with you.

Tru Blu

September 20th, 2010
9:10 am

When you’re losing, it always comes down to leadership. If you look close enough, Georgia has some leadership issues. The team isn’t buying in to what Richt’s saying. The team isn’t buying in to Murray’s leadership and what Murray’s saying or doing. These are the 2 leaders on this team, and if you’re 0-2, you look to your leadership to figure out what’s going on.

Richt rewarded Murray with the No. 1 starting position in the Spring, even though everybody on the team knew he didn’t deserve it. That decision is still being felt, loudly, in September. The team wanted Mett, and if not Mett, Gray. Richt went with Murray. Thing shave gone downhill since–off the field, and on the field.

T3

September 20th, 2010
9:11 am

Tony didnt list the (CONFERENCES) when he listed the ACC losses.

But, notice how Tony does list the (CONFERENCES) in the FSU win over BYU, and the VT win over ECU, as if to suggest a kind of…”Yeh, well those were wins, but only against Mountain West and Conference USA teams” to suggest a kind of denigration of those two wins.

You see, THIS is just part of the BUILT-IN bias Tony has.

It illiustrates the kind of credibility gaps that he displays.

The SEC’s OOC schedule (outside of Bama & Tenn) has been a complete joke for the past several years, especially Florida.

Ace

September 20th, 2010
9:11 am

Change to mascot from the bulldogs to the possums.

UGA Possums – Play dead at home, get killed on the road.

PTC DAWG

September 20th, 2010
9:12 am

Internet Coaches crack me up.

WonderDawg

September 20th, 2010
9:12 am

You just watch, Myer will make that the toughest game Bama will play all year, including the BCSCG. That’s what great coaches do.

Tru Blu

September 20th, 2010
9:13 am

if everybody on the team is getting worse, you have to make a change in your leadership. 0-2 is a signal, Georgia has severe leadership issues. Severe.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
9:13 am

@ Ace

funny!

RambleOn84

September 20th, 2010
9:13 am

T3,
UGA has played pretty good non-conference opponents recently as well.

Miles

September 20th, 2010
9:14 am

UT is bad…their QB is horrible, i.e., the worst in the SEC…

Cleveland Brown

September 20th, 2010
9:14 am

Best game of the weekend was Clemson at Auburn. Lots of slobberknockin’ hits adn a hell of a game to boot (pun).

Tru Blu

September 20th, 2010
9:15 am

Georgia would be 3-0 if Logan Gray had started the 1st 3 games.

T3

September 20th, 2010
9:15 am

BTW.

Last time an SEC team played a Moutain West team.
Utah laid a beatdown on a 11-1 Bama team.

Last time an SEC team played a Big East team,
WV thumped the 2006 SEC Champions.

Kerryb

September 20th, 2010
9:16 am

TruBlu, time to stop talking about your drunken girl groper. He’s gone. We have Murray and he looked pretty good to me. He had us close at the end with no one helping him much. I can’t believe how quick you fair weather fans start jumping aff the Murray band wagon when it’s the rest of the team that’s the problem. Murray had no help from his OL,RB’s or his Offensive Coordinator. When he gets the experience and things get better you will jump back on his bandwagon. Why don’t you idiots go root for Tech.

UGAfaninFL

September 20th, 2010
9:16 am

TruBlu, you sir, are an idiot! Who are you, and how are you ‘in the know’ as far as whether the team supports Murray vs. anyone else? BTW, it’s ORSON, not Olson. You don’t have the first clue as to what kind of leadership Murray posseses, and how much the team wants to follow him. I’ve followed him since HS, and you won’t find a more selfless, determined, competitive, and hard working kid. You seem to know what’s in the players’ mind…why don’t you go ask Orson, who played with him in HS? Go back to your trailer

Dixie Redcoat Band

September 20th, 2010
9:16 am

We’ll be just fine, UGA has always had Top Ten recruiting classes for years and years.

DooleyNoted

September 20th, 2010
9:17 am

Dooley is the right man for the job. Keep building. Go Vols!

Kerryb

September 20th, 2010
9:17 am

Tru Blu, I guess you didn’t watch that Florida game last year when Logan Gray came in and wet his pants against the Florida rush.

Are you serious?

September 20th, 2010
9:18 am

T3,

Guess who UF plays every single year out of conference? Here’s a hint, it’s the last game of the year and apparently is included in your ‘joke’ scheduling comment as a team from a pathetic conference. Nice.

Bubba Hawkins

September 20th, 2010
9:18 am

We threw to the tight end one time yesterday. I can’t remember another time we have done that this season. We have four excellent tight ends.Use them for something besides blocking.

We never throw screen passes to the running backs. That is a very productive play that can go for big yards. BOZO has zero imagination. Too conservative in the red zone. He needs to resign. Touchdowns win games not feildgoals.

Our receivers never get as open as the arkansas receivers were yesterday on those three TD receptions. Looks like coach willie is still with us.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
9:18 am

@ Wonderdawg

I wouldn’t argue your point about the UF-Bama game. I think it will wind up being much closer than the prognosticators are currently projecting.

Bama fans seem to think we now “own” the Gators. I don’t see it that way. I see a UF team that was 12-0, and ran into a perfect storm last December. Perfect storms don’t happen very often.

Are you serious?

September 20th, 2010
9:19 am

T3,

And since we’re playing “BTW”, the last Big East team that the SEC played was USF two weeks ago. Nice try again.

Not So Fast

September 20th, 2010
9:19 am

Tru Blu, the only thing SEVERE is your cognitive dysfunction. How about telling us how many handles you’ve used on this thread to diss Murray ? Lou, Nick, and a couple others ? Go away.

Red Man Reaction

September 20th, 2010
9:20 am

Hey Tru Blu,

If you love Mett so much, go follow him at his new school.

ol' balls coach

September 20th, 2010
9:20 am

Red Man got it right. Murray was the only bright spot Sat – kid is tough and leaves it all on the field. I assumed the O-line and Ealey can’t block, but if it is a question of buy-in then bench thier a** and get some people in to help Murray. As for the DB’s – just start over – can’t cover, won’t hit. Ultimately leadership from staff is poor. This team has no fire, and it begins with Richt. I guess it is as he did a few years ago with Fla. game- he has to remind himself to be passionate – I don’t get it.

WonderDawg

September 20th, 2010
9:21 am

T3, you silly dufus, read my 8:50 post, then tell me who has played a tougher OOC schedule than that?

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
9:22 am

re: the Vols

UT seems to be a bit thin on talent this year. I don’t think they’re thin in coaching talent. I thought Dooley and staff did an outstanding job getting their team ready for UF. Playing that hard for sixty minutes…..coming right after the Oregon disaster, made for a great coaching fete.

Cleveland Brown

September 20th, 2010
9:23 am

If I were AJ Green, my ass would be hiring an agent and a trainer and start getting ready for next years draft.

inthecellar

September 20th, 2010
9:23 am

Dixie Redcoat Band

September 20th, 2010
9:16 am
Yeah like the 180lb five foot nothing running backs! That has put georgia in the cellar. Maybe the dawgs can have Kentucky and Vandy as rival games since the dawgs can not hang with the rest of the east.

Bama Fan #2

September 20th, 2010
9:23 am

The AU/Clemson game was fun to watch and to bad the tigers from SC had to lose. Alabama
destroyed Duke but the defense sucked in the 2nd quarter and Saban was about to have a
stroke on the sidelines. Tony the comment about the vols having players that should be
playing at MTSU is dead on!! RTR

Say What ?

September 20th, 2010
9:24 am

Hey 3rdn8, is “great coaching fete” anything like athlete’s foot ?

5IML

September 20th, 2010
9:24 am

3rd,

The SECCG was not a perfect storm. Without Mullen, Harvin, and Murphy, BAMA was better than Florida. This year, from early appearances, BAMA is better than Florida but, we’ll see in a couple of weeks.

In the meantime, relive the glory of the Duke game (lol) as we prepare for the Hogs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UaawRCeAJw&feature=player_embedded

Tombo

September 20th, 2010
9:25 am

The reason Murray looks indecisive is that BooBoo keeps calling 20 yard deep routes with no outlets. With the crappy line blocking, Murray doesn’t have the time for the routes to develop.
Also, AJ’s out, so why not work in the tight ends on your gameplan? Adds an extra blocker and the dawgs have 3 tight ends that create mismatches. They were a non-factor in that game.
The issue is the coordinator…not the qb.

travy

September 20th, 2010
9:25 am

gators have the pieces to win ugly every week. tight secondary, big play potential, deep def front 7 and a qb who doesn’t throw a lot of interceptions. i can see them losing to bama twice and possibly another sec game, then winning a bcs bowl as the sec runner up.

it’s been a rough beginning but i’m very optimistic about the gator future.

Go Vols

September 20th, 2010
9:25 am

Not bashing UF, but here are ten teams better than you

Bama, Oregon, Ohio State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Boise State, TCU, Stanford, Texas, Miami

TB... Do you answer questions?

September 20th, 2010
9:25 am

Since everyone is pointing fingers after the GA loss… what did you think of the playcalling? Personally, i didn’t think the line played that badly. They ran their defensive ends really hard to the outside causing Murray to step up. Two problems I saw… Didn’t use the TEs underneath as outlets and the playcalling had too many deep routes that took too long to develop.

The only misdirection play was very successful since ARK was overpersuring, and but the only true attempt at a screen was lousy, a middle screen when everyone knew their DTs were staying at home since the ends were pushing so fast upfield. I certainly am not a “Donnan Bubble Screen” believer, but a screen into the flats seemed fairly wide open.

Tru Blu

September 20th, 2010
9:25 am

0-2 with Murray against SC & Ark, 2-0 with Joe Cox. Guys arn’t making plays for Murray. I havn’t seen a Georgia team just quit like this, 2 games in a row. Nobody made plays except Durham. Nobody but Richt was on the Murray bandwagon in the first place, so no one’s getting off now.

From Bobo’s comments and the O-Line’s comments, it’s pretty they arn’t on the Murray bandwagon either.

Murray’s interceptions and sacks have proven what everyone saw in the Spring was real. The guy just can’t get the ball to his playmakers, and Murray can’t stop trying to be the hero. That’s not his role.

Pretty bad when Murray can’t even inspire Charles to play well. Murray is a very, very, very poor leader.

0-2 in the SEC, Georgia has a leadership problem.

Dazed and Confused

September 20th, 2010
9:25 am

Fans are bashing Murray for a lack of leadership. Leadership has to start with Richt. who becomes dazed and confused when things do not go his way. He is inconsistent in administering discipline. King gets a slap on the wrist while the less talented player gets six games for the same offense, so he will quit the team and free up a scholarship. Richt and Adams jump through their butts, trying to get Green into the AR game when he should have been running stadium steps until something registers in his entitled little brain. Adams picked Richt and Evans to be his lackeys. Until there is leadership at the top, there won’t be leadership on the football field–only individuals looking toward the NFL and behaving as they please and losing football games in the process.

CharlotteGator

September 20th, 2010
9:25 am

3rdn8,

Agree with you. Very excited but very nervous about this year’s matchup. I think this will be the most even matchup between the two schools in the last couple of years. 2 years ago, I don’t think Bama had the horses on offense and even Bama fans thought they were a year away. Last year, there was no way UF was gonna beat Bama after a year of Bama looking to that game. I was in the Dome for both, and last year’s Bama squad looked possessed. I saw a UF squad play like that after the GatorStomp and when a team is in a mode like that, there’s not much that can be done. I expect this year to be a good game, but being in Tuscaloosa will be VERY difficult for these Gators to overcome.

bamafan

September 20th, 2010
9:25 am

Where is the summertime blogger who said Ealey was better than Ingram? Where are you? Ingram runs better and more importantly blocks better. Where is your vaunted offensive line on which you planned to rely this year? I watched the entire game for obvious reasons…….Mallett is good but not God………and the Arky defense is still suspect. UGA should have put up 2 more TD’s on that defense……..and a 31 yd punt from an All-American??? Come on guys, the play calling is horrible (we have always hated our offensive coordinators at Bama until the current one arrived in 2008)……..Coach Richt’s cool and calm demeanor was refreshing when he was winning – now it looks like he has lost touch………If UGA can find themselves, they should finish 9-3, but they must find themselves NOW!

how2fish

September 20th, 2010
9:25 am

UGAfaninFL good points…..we had a chance to tie the game on the last play..so we were still in the game..Murray showed a lot of heart as did the whole team in the 3rd and most of the 4th quarter…to come back from 14 points down. If we had pulled off the win most of the folks would be over blowing our chances to win the East just like they are over blowing our chances for the rest of the season now..this kid is a gamer NOW. The D is getting better but like we said all summer you can’t install a new D and not expect some breakdowns and you can’t start a RS freshman QB and not have some issues..and we were right.And I’d like to give a shout out to the Vols and CDD they played a better team very tough no shame in their performance at all.

Kerryb

September 20th, 2010
9:26 am

It looks like Richt worries more about looking cool on the sidelines than showing some fire for his team. Murray made that great run into the corner of the end zone to tie the game back up. All the coaches and players jumped up and got excited around Richt. Richt just stood there showing no emotion at all. Hey Richt, maybe your team would show more fire if you would. Young players feed off the emotion of their coaches. Doesn’t that tell you something about UGA players not showing much fire and passion. Their coach doesn’t.

ACC Fan

September 20th, 2010
9:27 am

Concerning the ACC -Virginia played USC a good game losing out there 17-14 and Clemson gave Auburn all they could handle at Auburn.

UGAfaninFL

September 20th, 2010
9:28 am

Tru Blu = Hutson Mason’s Mama

sleeze

September 20th, 2010
9:28 am

Tony, that Clemson-Auburn was one of the best games I’ve seen. And it was brutal. Can’t take anything away from either team. That was a man’s game..

WonderDawg

September 20th, 2010
9:28 am

Go Vols, you’ve got to be kidding. Oregon could hang with UF, and Texas would be tough, but the rest aren’t even close. Jeez.

Long Gator

September 20th, 2010
9:29 am

UGA BULLDOGS :

2-6 last 8 SEC games.

10-11 last 21 SEC EAST games.

Winner of 2010 Fullmer cup.

congratulations UGA. Get ready for the annual beatdown in Jacksonville.

Alphare

September 20th, 2010
9:29 am

UGA is not a very good team right now. It’s not just defense giving big yard, what about your offense? You don’t have much a running game, and your QB is a first year starter.

What is your bright spot? I don’t know and I cannot name one. If AJGreen is in a game, I am sure I will name him as the bright spot, but he is not with the team because he was thinking selling jerseys rather than playing football.

There are good things that you cannot keep, raw stuff that you cannot develop, mediocrity you cannot overcome. So, you lose games.

CharlotteGator

September 20th, 2010
9:31 am

Go Vols,

Good post. Solid list, but I think the last three (Stanford, Texas, and Miami) are arguable. I admittedly have UF at the bottom of the top 10 and don’t have much of a problem with the other schools on your list. I might give you Stanford, but their D leaves a little to be desired. Also have watched Texas and not very impressed. They’re quickly approaching Boise territory and only playing 1-2 ranked teams a year. Definitely would disagree on Miami. Haven’t seen anything from them that’s frightening and we beat that team two years ago when UF’s squad was even younger. Of course, this is all just conjecture and my opinion.

Tru Blu

September 20th, 2010
9:32 am

Butler, Boykin, Smith, King, Ealey, Charles, O-Line, all looked like ALL-Stars under Joe Cox’s leadership. They look terrible under Aaron Murray’s leadership. The team has had 9 arrests since murray took over as leader off-the-field. Where’s the respect for Aaron Murray’s leadership?

0-2 makes people start looking around, and they start with leadership, because 99.9%, that’s the problem.

Go Vols

September 20th, 2010
9:32 am

Appreciate the reply, CharlotteGator. Can’t argue with your points, especially Texas.

how2fish

September 20th, 2010
9:33 am

bamafan some good points but 2 things to think about…you ought to wait a few more days and then talk about how good Mallet is..we really won’t know till he plays you guys..if you don’t pressure him he might bite a big chunk out of the Tide..ARK can’t stop your run game so there is little chance they can beat you.Mallet is tougher than you might think too..we only sacked him once true but we brought the wood to him at least 4-5 times and he didn’t flinch. Second point is CMR had a lot more fire in this game than I think you saw his sideline meeting in the 3rd lit that fire that brought us back to tie the game.

how2fish

September 20th, 2010
9:34 am

Tru Blu what was your name last season?

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 20th, 2010
9:34 am

1) Grantham was right for calling out the players.

2) #50, Gamble needs his arse benched for quiting on the play to bit$h to the official about being held, when he clearly was not on that 3rd down.

3) Murray is just fine.

4) The D has ZERO playmakers in the secondary.

5) The offensive line is confirming what we have really known for years. They are SOFT.

If UGA played Arkansas with as much heart as UT displayed on Saturday we would have had a different outcome. UT did more with less in that game than UGA has in either game thus far. CMR and his staff is doing an underwhelming job at thus point in the season.

Kerryb

September 20th, 2010
9:34 am

Mason comes in and throws a TD against ULL. Tru Blu is ready to make him the starter. If you had started him against South Carolina and Arkansas the Freshman would have got down in a fetal position and cried for his Momma. Murray showed guts standing in the pocket taking some licks looking for receivers who couldn’t get open. I think that kind of guts earns leadership from the other players. Tru Blu, siit down on the couch, pop a top on your Milwaukees Best and leave the football talk to others, you don’t have a clue as to what you are talking about.

Beast from the East

September 20th, 2010
9:34 am

T3,
2006? How about the 2009 Sugar Bowl. Ring a bell?

RxDawg

September 20th, 2010
9:34 am

I’m a little shocked to see so many fans trashing Murray. I’ve watched all of our games very closely, and our QB play hasn’t exactly stood out as our biggest problem to me.

UGAfaninFL

September 20th, 2010
9:35 am

Tru Blu, do think alligators are ornery cause dey got all dem teeth and no toothbrush? You are a MORON!!! Now it’s Murray’s fault that other players are getting arrested. You’re a joke.

5IML

September 20th, 2010
9:35 am

bamafan,

Our friend, Reality, has come to town. And the delusional pre-season bloggers have gone or vacation. But, if our defense doesn’t do a better job tackling (i.e. proper angles, wrapping up) and defending passes (i.e. footwork, assignments), we won’t be laughing for much longer.

For now, we are free to laugh and poke fun for another week. RTR

Abnerish

September 20th, 2010
9:35 am

All you people out here saying that the Bulldawgs showed no heart must’ve left the stadium or turned off the TV in the 3rd quarter. That 4th quarter comeback was a great sign that this team will not fold its tent. The defense made 3 great stops, and the offense willed its way into the end zone (especially T King’s effort on the 3rd and goal play for the last TD). The Dawgs have issues, no doubt, but heart is not one of those issues. I saw an offense start to figure things out, WRs helping out their freshman QB with some amazing catches (Troupe, Durham, and T King). And, now you are blaming these losses on Murray?!?! What did you expect?? He doesn’t have the game experience of a DJ Shockley or even a Joe Cox. Try to be somewhat realistic here!! We knew going in to the season that we would have a couple of stiff tests in Carolina and Arkansas. That doesn’t mean we should stop playing and stop rooting on our team. I am an alumnus of the University of Georgia and I will be a Bulldawg till the day I die, and I will support them always. So, for all of you so-called Bulldawg fans that are “bored” with the Dawgs or are going to “stop watching them”, go right ahead and don’t let the door hit you on the way out. MOre tickets for real, true die-hard Bulldawg fans! I am excited about our trip to Starkville this week and hope we can fix the obvious flaws we have. Btw, for all of you that want Richt fired, the grass is not always greener on the other side. Just ask Tennessee… Do you think they would be where they are today if they stuck with Fulmer? No, and I doubt there are 10 Tennessee fans that are glad they fired him. Besides, what coach in their right minds would come to Athens if Richt was fired? Seriously, do you think another coach could do better than Richt has done in the past 10 years?? Stay the course, people. Richt will right this ship and have us winning championships again soon. Bank on it.

WonderDawg

September 20th, 2010
9:35 am

Wish Richt could “light a fire” before the 4th quarter . . .

ol' balls coach

September 20th, 2010
9:36 am

Lot of talk about the staff and the offense – and rightly so. At the same time, our secondary is ineffective always. We obviously were playing the new 3-4 – problem is thats only 7 players – we needed 4 DB’s to go with it.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
9:36 am

@ 51ML

watched the Bama-Duke replay last night. It was just too easy. Makes me nervous.

Other than some missed defensive assignments in the 2nd qtr, it would have been a complete bloodbath.

Of course some would argue that 62-13 IS a complete bloodbath.

Kerryb

September 20th, 2010
9:40 am

WonderDawg, I agree, Richt shouldn’t wait until the 4th quarter to light a fire. Whatever he said he should have said before the game started or at halftime. Hopefully what happened showed him his players will play inspired if he inspires them and shows emotion. Somebody needs to kick those Offensive linemen in the butt because they are playing like high school players.

5IML

September 20th, 2010
9:41 am

3rd,

I’m concerned with our tackling. For example, Hightower is trying to knock every ball carrier unconscious but he’s not wrapping up. Lester continually takes poor angles which result in (attempted) arm tackles.

Even without fixing these problems, I feel that we’ll go undefeated in the regular season. I’d like the defense to help make each game as anti-climatic as possible.

Kerryb

September 20th, 2010
9:42 am

Anyone else notice how the 2007 team played with more fire and emotion when Richt started to show some. Now he is back to his old way and look at them again.

secfootball

September 20th, 2010
9:42 am

For some reason I just don’t think UF has shown us everything and will not until Oct 2. I will judge then!

WonderDawg

September 20th, 2010
9:43 am

Abnerish, I too believe Richt can “right the ship,” but it gonna take him realizing that he, himself needs to be more of a figurehead because he is no longer an offensive whiz.

When he demotes Bobo back to QB coach and goes to the NFL for a bright, young offensive whiz (like he used to be), he can challenge for the SEC again.

But not until.

Kerryb

September 20th, 2010
9:43 am

Bama fans, go to a Bama blog. We don’t care how Bama is tackling.

Mike Smith

September 20th, 2010
9:45 am

UGA’s O-line coach needs to take some heat for real. This was supposed to be a veteran group, but they are playing like a bunch of freshman. Maybe its Bobo. I notice not too many people are questioning the fact that Murray was even dropping back on 3rd and 4. All the receivers were running deep routes. Just dump it off in the flat or something.

Bobo is a good QB coach, but he makes a lot of mistakes as an OC. Until now, the talent has made up for it. I also cant keep him out of the blame for the O-line performance. He is after all the Offensive Coordinator.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
9:46 am

@ 51ML

I think that Hightower’s problem is brain-clutter. Last year (before the injury) McClain handled all of the defensive adjustments, and Hightower could just play football. He’s in an entirely different role this year, and think he is struggling a bit….must like a first year QB.

I tend to be more critical of Bama (and our fans) than I do of other teams, and am hoping this defense is better than my current “gut feel” is telling me.

5IML

September 20th, 2010
9:46 am

Kerryb,

In case you haven’t noticed, this is not a UGA blog. This is a college football blog (heavily slanted towards the southeast).

Abnerish

September 20th, 2010
9:47 am

Ol’ balls coach — that’s a good line. pretty funny. Yeah, we definitely have some work to do in the secondary. Sad thing is the game was decided by 3 blown coverages. But, that’s the risk reward the entire Bulldawg nation wanted when we collectively “suggested” Martinez be fired. You play aggresive and you get burned sometimes. I also found it ironic that Arkansas used Richt’s famous “hide the ball” trick for their first TD. Petrino gave us a taste of our own medicine there. He knew we were going to be pumped up to stop the run because of last week’s debacle at Carolina. Good call by that jerk.

DawginLex

September 20th, 2010
9:47 am

Uh, Florida is not going 11-1.

UK will give Florida a fit this weekend. Ever heard of Randall cobb or Derrick Locke? After this weekend you will.

If the game was in Lexington, I’d give the pick to UK straight up as a win. Down in the Swamp, I’ll go with the gators especially if they bring back the refs from last year’s Arkansas game.

1eyedJack

September 20th, 2010
9:49 am

Why aren’t all you retards in school today? Or is this Millegeville’s Internet day? You Johnny-come-latelies on here trying to throw everybody under the bus need to chill. Most rational Dawg fans on here this summer were predicting 9-3 or 8-4 with possible losses to SC, Ark, UF and AU. I was glass half full at 10-2, but am going to adjust to 9-3. Unforseen circumstances.

For the most part we are seeing what we thought we would see. Early defensive struggles as they learn it. I think Murray has performed better than I thought he would. With more consistent O-line play and AJ we could easily be 2-1 or 3-0. This ain’t Madden football. Either be Dawg fans or go somewhere.

RxDawg

September 20th, 2010
9:49 am

I think Tru Blu is a Tru Troll. I’d ignore him as I highly doubt he is a Dawg fan.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
9:50 am

@ 51ML

kerryb seems upset about our conversation re: Bama.

Wanna talk AU football?

5IML

September 20th, 2010
9:51 am

@ 3rdn8,

With the number of new starters in the secondary, we expected the lapses we now see. I am most concerned with the lack of pressure from the D-line. Did you notice the safety blitzes we had to use to pressure Duke’s QB? That is very disturbing.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
9:52 am

kerryb….speaking of Kerry….speaking of John Kerry.

I served with Kerry in Vietnam. I can attest that he started taking fire when we stopped in Honolulu to refuel. I think he won his first Purple Heart right there on the tarmac. We all tried to sit on the other side of the plane.

Tombo

September 20th, 2010
9:54 am

Tru Blu – Since you’ve indicated that the entire team isn’t playing hard, did you ever stop to think that maybe it’s Richt’s leadership that they don’t believe in? Richt needs to quit being everybody’s BFF and be a coach.

McDawg

September 20th, 2010
9:54 am

I said this at the beginning of the year that i will believe it when i see it about our O-Line and i don’t see it-we have heard this blather the past 3-4yrs about how great our line would be if it didn’t have so many injuries ya yadda yadda but all i ever see is our running backs run into the butts of our O-Line

despite the obvious need for a NT i think on the whole our D is playing better than last year

-essentially this team needs to learn how to win; playmakes will need to step up b/c we cannot rely on the leadership of the veterans on the O-Line

–not sure Boykin wants to return kicks-he looked uncertain

–someone needs to tell Carlton Thomas to run forward-i know Arkansas had speed in the secondary but you have to see the field and run at the sametime looked like he had some space a few times and didn’t take advantage

–can we please get O-Charles the ball!!!!!

RxDawg

September 20th, 2010
9:54 am

Abnerish,

lol this (band)wagon just got a lot more elbow room didn’t it?

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
9:55 am

@ 51ML

saw the same thing. Even with Darius back, the pass rush is a bit enemic. Also teams seem to get a good push against the defensive front. We’re missing Cody a lot more than I thought we would.

McDawg

September 20th, 2010
9:56 am

Bama is going to crush Arkansas

5IML

September 20th, 2010
9:56 am

@ 3rdn8,

I only watched the first half of the Aub game. When Clemson went up by 17, I was feeling pretty good. The field goal before halftime caused me great alarm. Something told me that Clemson was gonna let it slip away.

My significant other and I went out to eat and missed the second half. As we were leaving the house during halftime, I told her “If you want something (beating Aub) done right, sometimes you just have to do it yourself.” Unfortunately, I was right in that instance.

Freddie

September 20th, 2010
10:01 am

Georgia has never lost a game when you get Washaun Ealey 100 yards. The guy has leadership out the whazoo. Teammates play harder when he’s on the field running the ball a lot. He gives Georgia swagger. The team plays like Superman’s when Ealey’s getting a bunch of carries. Give Ealey the ball enough to get him 100 yards, and win the rest of the games.

how2fish

September 20th, 2010
10:03 am

Abnerish 1eyedJack good post both of you..I had a “fan” tell me this morning that she wasn’t watching or rooting for the Bulldogs anymore until Bobo was gone..I wished her well…

David

September 20th, 2010
10:03 am

Murray is the real deal. Little early to be making that call. Didn’t you guys do the same with Joe Cox about this time last year?
Again CMR get’s a pass. Why does he get a pass? I can tell you CSS was the hottest offensive line coach in the nation a few years ago. All of a sudden he is an idiot? Right. CMR is your problem, he just get’s a pass. Deep down I like it like that.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
10:03 am

@ 51ML

that FG AU got just before halftime was big. They were able to take some momentum into the half, and kept it in the 3rd qtr. I was pretty impressed with AU’s defense…especially Josh Bynes. If someone is playing better at LB I’d like to see it.

Cam Newton is not a primetime player….yet.

Red Man Reaction

September 20th, 2010
10:03 am

Tru Blu:

Here’s a spelling lesson for you: the word is spelled ‘aren’t’ not “arn’t”.

Goodbye, credibility.

Palladin

September 20th, 2010
10:04 am

@5IML

You are hammering the obvious into the ground here. It’s true that the defensive secondary is Alabama’s weak link starting this season. With the talent that left the roster last year, that is no surprise. Still, they have amassed decent stats in spite of their inexperience. They will only improve with each game. You will have a legitimate landmark to consider after next week’s game. They will not face too many passing attacks better than Arky’s. It is strange to have a Crimson Tide squad being led by the offense, but you’ll get used to it.

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
10:05 am

I agree with many of the posts on here except for the ones about Murray being the problem. He played poorly in the Gday game but none of us knows what the practices are like. I personally believed that he was Richt’s favorite all along because of Metts personality, but we will never really know. As for UGA’s future, with my team still making it’s way on becoming an offensive team, if UGA wins out until the game in Jax, you could still win the east. Even though I believe we will play Bama tough, they are just too good, too disciplined. They remind me of an NFL team. I think we are about where we should be in the rankings around #10.

FLA DAWG

September 20th, 2010
10:05 am

Tony,

If you think the O Line is our only problem I respectfully suggest you review the SC and Ark Game Tapes again.

im4bama

September 20th, 2010
10:05 am

The ACC is down for sure, but I want to give props to Clemson for playing like an SEC team. They have some guys on defense that can hit and make plays and the offense impressed me in that first half, especially that running back. Clemson, if they use this experience as a positive rather than be deflated after losing, should go on to win the ACC title finally. I can’t wait to the Clemson vs. S.Carolina this year!

Captbob

September 20th, 2010
10:09 am

The Auburn hit on the Clemson QB was the most obvious example of “spearing” I have ever seen, I have ever seen. He literally launched himself head first into the back of the downed player. He should have been ejected! The refs didn’t even flag him! Tony, you better get your eyes checked…or perhaps it is just your SEC bias.

USC GAMEC0CK

September 20th, 2010
10:10 am

How’s that new high powered defense workin for ya?

Where is that big time Scott Lakatos defensive back pass defense?

How’s that big all star offensive line workin for ya?

How’s Mark Richt sleep at night?

AJ should have got 6 game suspension and he should have picked USC.

What gonna happen for georgia at Missy state this weekend?

atlvol55

September 20th, 2010
10:10 am

A couple of observations. Outside of Alabama, the SEC is WAY DOWN.

I’m not trying to be a bitter fan here. Trust me, we expected to lose this game, but outside of Demps, Florida has no speed or playmakers on offense. TN is just awful, but UF is not very good. Trust me, that Orgeon team we played last week would wipe the Gators by three touchdowns….the talent on offense isn’t even close….

That being said, I give credit to the Gators for finding a way to win. However, Brantley is going to be a train wreck. Tn has no defensive line and he could just sit back in the pocket all day. If you get pressure, he air mails everything….My only saving grace is as bad as we are, I really don’t think we are THAT far behind UF and UGA.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
10:11 am

I thought the AU player should have been flagged as well. I’m not saying it was intentional, but it was clearly a foul.

Gen Neyland

September 20th, 2010
10:11 am

KerryB : This blog is an open forum for all things college football. That’s Mr CFB’s way. Although you may want it to be about UGA, it’s not and blessedly, will never be. The back slapping, atta boy UGA blog would be the Junkyard Blawg down the hall on the left. Enter at your own risk…

Congrats to the Gators on your win Atop Rocky…

mcdaviddawg

September 20th, 2010
10:11 am

It’s not a new qt we need, it’s a new coach.

Red Man Reaction

September 20th, 2010
10:12 am

I can take hearing crap from USCe once every 7 years or so…you guys are just like GT!

USC GAMEC0CK

September 20th, 2010
10:13 am

Reciever catches ball…no defensive back in the same zip code…the truth really hurts….

Touchdown Arkansas…stir it up and repeat all day long…end result….georgia loses again.

Furman

September 20th, 2010
10:14 am

19 points against SC
Uga 6
But yeah Tony Murray is great!

RxDawg

September 20th, 2010
10:14 am

“I really don’t think we are THAT far behind UF and UGA.”

Do you really lump UF and UGA together?

im4bama

September 20th, 2010
10:14 am

I’m ready for BBQ pig this Saturday. McEloy will have a bigger day than Mallet, again. The best offense in the leage is Bama’s.

Palladin

September 20th, 2010
10:14 am

@Captbob

You can see the highlights on Youtube. The play occurs with the game clock at about the 7 minute mark. The Auburn defender was approaching head-on and was airborne before the QB was down. He made contact with his shoulder pad — not with his helmet. It was a devastating lick, but it was a clean hit. I’m no Auburn fan, so I would not hesitate to call a foul if one existed.

Clemson played a helluva game. Too bad they lost.

UGA Insider

September 20th, 2010
10:15 am

Everyone needs to chill…UGA got beat by two better teams. Plain and simple. Arkansas is going to give Bama all they want this Saturday and SC is probably going to win the SEC East. UGA, like UT ,is not a top tier SEC program this season. Plain and simple. Why? I personally think team chemistry is bad as welll and poor coaching on the offensive side of the ball. Our defense has played well enough to beat both teams but the offense has stunk so there it is. Let’s get realistic UGA fans… we are going to win 5 or 6 games this season and that’s it.

Red Man Reaction

September 20th, 2010
10:16 am

Hey USC GAMEC0CK:

Thanks for reminding us that South Carolina has a football team, I typically forget 6 out of 7 years!

You guys are the GT of the SEC!

how2fish

September 20th, 2010
10:16 am

atlvol55 from what I saw in the 2 quarters I got to watch I think your starting 22 matched up well with the Gators..not many UGA fans taking UT lightly at all.

North Ave. Trade School fan

September 20th, 2010
10:17 am

A line above says one variation of the Georgia offense is called “the pistol”. The way the bulldog nation is in a tizzy over the start of the season, lets hope that “pistol” ain’t loaded.

USC GAMEC0CK

September 20th, 2010
10:18 am

all georgia folks should be pulling for USC to win the SEC east this year…who u gonna pull for?? florida??

seriously, how is that great big time defense you guys were flappin your jaws about??? i haven’t seen any defense the last 2 weeks…just a lot of hot air from grantham…USC would have fired him already…just saying

Beast from the East

September 20th, 2010
10:20 am

DawginLex,
Don’t worry about UF. We’ll be just fine. I’m sure all Gators take comfort in knowing that you will give us the nod against Kentucky in Gainesville. LOL!
By the way, Missy State is a 2 point favorite over your Dawgs this weekend.

Made famous by Hershel

September 20th, 2010
10:20 am

My Dawgs are disappointing thus far for sure.

Tell me

September 20th, 2010
10:20 am

UGA is very average team nationally, a lower tier team in the SEC. Can anyone name a starter besides AJ Green that could start for Bama or Florida? I don’t think there is one. How does this happen with all of the huge recruiting classes that UGA signs every year? Until these two questions are honestly answered, Georgia will continue to be a mid to lower tier team in the SEC.

Palladin

September 20th, 2010
10:20 am

@atlvol55

TN, Ole Miss and UGA are “way down”, but SC and Arky appear to be up. I wouldn’t make a call on Florida right now, they haven’t really played anyone yet.

You should just be proud of the effort your guys showed on Saturday. It will take a few years to get the Kiffin stink out of Knoxville.

Mobile Dawg

September 20th, 2010
10:21 am

It’s a good time to be a Dawg if you’re satisfied with being mired in mediocrity. I need my kool aid and rose colored glasses this morning because I’m having a damned hard time seeing the light at the end of the tunnel that some of you’re seeing.

Frankly I don’t see CMR turning this around, I just don’t think he has the backbone to make tough decisions. I hope McGarity does. I respect CMR, and even found myself feeling a little sorry for him Saturday, then suddenly I snapped back to my senses. He makes millions for the job he does, I can’t feel one bit sorry for him. We as fans and supporters have to take our heart and emotion out of the decision as to what it’s going to take to put a “Championship Team” on the field.

When I was in the corporate world I heard a Sr. VP making a speech to a group of first and second level Supervisors and Managers. A profound statement came out of that speech I will never forget. “You can’t lead without backbone. Backbone is THE one thing we can’t teach in Leadership classes. You either have it or you don’t.” We need coaching changes, personnel changes, etc. Everything under the sun has been covered on these blogs, we know what the problems are and so does CMR but he’s done nothing about it. I don’t want to see people fired that have to support a family, it’s a hard thing to do. I don’t envy CMR at all but he’s the CEO, he has to make tough, hard, emotional decisions. It comes with the territory.

And another thing coaches don’t blame players for poor performance, you recruited them, you coach them, if you don’t like what they do sit them on the bench. Don’t call them out in public ! ! !

Last but not least, if you are really a fan, please stop calling the coaches and players names, what good does that do?

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
10:21 am

early season polls give me a migraine. I think any legit poll would be taken sometime after the 2nd week of October.

That being said. Why does UF have to defend a top ten ranking? No one in the media seems to be questioning Oklahoma. Other than pounding FSU, they’ve struggled against powerhouses like Utah State, and Air Force.

Palladin

September 20th, 2010
10:22 am

@North Ave. Trade School fan

At least Georgia HAS an offensive “variation”.

;-)

86Dawg

September 20th, 2010
10:23 am

RxDawg – if you read all the blog comments top to bottom (or at least skim quickly, as I just did) it’s pretty clear there’s only one poster blaming Murray and calling for Mason (and Gray at times) to take over as QB. This person seems to be changing their “name” with each post but the comments are all written relatively the same way. I’d say it’s probably a friend or relative or high school fan of Mason’s. TB could confirm the comments are coming from the same IP address, but I’m sure he won’t (I wouldn’t either if I were him, just let the idiot ramble, who really cares).

UGA Insider

September 20th, 2010
10:23 am

Also, Sweet Willie Martinez and Joe Cox gave got to be laughing their asses off because this time last season UGA was 2-0 in the SEC and now we are bottom dwellers. Even Vandy is 1-0. If anyone wants to get rid of their rooms at the Continuing Ed for the Vandy game by the way let me know.

GT Fan ...

September 20th, 2010
10:25 am

Fickle, Fickle, Fickle you GA fans are. I’m a diehard GT Fan, but I am starting feel a little sorry for you folks with this “the sky is falling” mentallity after a couple of losses.

Miss St, Colorado, UT, Vandy, Kentucky; these are GA’s next 5 opponents. GA will be 6-2 heading into the FL game, and how diffent the comments on a TB blog will be.

Be real people, GA has played to good, well-COACHED (I know most hate both of the coaches – Spurrier & Petrino) teams, with a NEW QB, no AJ Green, and new Defensive scheme. To lose the past 2 sucks for sure, but they are good teams. Lose the next 2 or any 2 of the next 5 and then you can rant all you want.

USC GAMEC0CK

September 20th, 2010
10:25 am

i was just kidding about firing grantham…please keep him around for the USC game next year in dog town…tha will be a great day in the history of USC…but first USC gots some serious busines to handle this year

Beast from the East

September 20th, 2010
10:26 am

3rdn8,
I think most folks are used to seeing UF score 40+ and just dominate the types of opponents they’ve played so far. If UGA was 3-0 with the same wins that UF has, Tony wouldn’t be so critical. Sometimes past success can haunt you.

Corninmypooh

September 20th, 2010
10:26 am

Jim Donnan said something very true this morning on 680 The Fan. Without AJ Green DC’s are stacking the box and forcing Georgia to throw to this current crop of WR’s, which is taking away the running game. The OL is essentially out manned at the point of attack, because our opponents don’t respect our passing game.

It’s not as bad as it seems. We had a chance to beat the #12 team in the nation had we been able to convert the 3rd & 4 late in the fourth quarter. Donnan also said we’ve got issues with our DB’s, which is also very true. They’re consistently getting smoked on play action fakes. I’m disappointed Lakatos has not figured out a way for these guys to remain disciplined in their reads. I also noticed that Cummings was once again playing the man and not the ball. He had no clue where the ball was on that long out pattern late in the 4th. The ghost of Willie is still rearing its ugly head.

how2fish

September 20th, 2010
10:27 am

GT Fan … classy post and good points.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 20th, 2010
10:28 am

Mobile,

You know I have no issue with the players being called out. We know its not the NFL, but the players need to learn to be accountable for the inept performances on the field. The coaches can call the right plays, but if the players lack the discipline to read tehre keys then the coaches need to let them know about it ANY way it takes to get it through to them.

Vegas

September 20th, 2010
10:29 am

Vegas has Miss st as a 2 point favorite. Wow. Could the dogs really go 0-3. LOL

GTBob

September 20th, 2010
10:29 am

What more did you expect from the ACC this past weekend? The three worst teams in the ACC played three ranked teams, including Alabama. Were they supposed to win those games? The only two winnable games on your list were NC State and Clemson. NC State did its job and Clemson, a middle of the road ACC team almost beat a highly ranked SEC team. Im starting to think the ACC should just schedule joke teams all the time like the SEC does.

Casey

September 20th, 2010
10:29 am

Murray will be fine? Really? Don’t think so.

Everybody said te same thing about Joe Cox after Georgia lost 2 gmes early on last season.

It wasn’t fine, it was a disaster.

Dawgs73

September 20th, 2010
10:29 am

It’s comical to me that it’s always recruiting, the talent level at UGA, the qb, the water boy, and everybody else’s fault but coaching. If you look at Alabama & Florida, their talent level (as evaluated by the recruiting agencies) is on par to a slight bit better than UGA’s yet they reload and we rebuild…kind of funny when you look at it objectively.

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
10:30 am

How’s it going how2fish?

Summit Dawg

September 20th, 2010
10:32 am

Boy! I hate to say this, but Spurrier is right……What happens to the best recruits that go to UGA when they get to campus???? We get them there then the coaches don’t know what to do with them!!

Casey

September 20th, 2010
10:33 am

We ain’t given the o-line the ball enough to know if they can win a game for us or not.

like to see us try the run for a change. stop passing the pigskin so much with a rs freshman qaurterback. not working out.

let’s get back to smashmouth, and let the o-line do what they like to do best, run the stupid ball.

Corninmypooh

September 20th, 2010
10:34 am

Casey you are wrong about Murray. His completion percentage is solid and he’s making good decisions. Bobo needs to put him in the shotgun more, so he can see the field better and release the ball sooner. It doesn’t help Murray to have AJ on the sidelines and a lousy running game behind you.

Mobile Dawg

September 20th, 2010
10:34 am

Ok pooh. I’m willing to give CTG and company a little time. But, when and if your team is built around one player, even QB, you have problems. Would you agree? Our line is outmanned because they aren’t as physical, or as well coached as their adversary. They are also handicapped by play calling. Sometimes all your receivers are covered down field and you need a safety valve to dump it off to. I probably missed it but I didn’t see a single swing, or dump type pass Saturday.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 20th, 2010
10:34 am

Recruiting breaks down to this:

1) We are not correctly evaluating prospects at the high school level

or

2) The players upon arrival are not being coached up

Reality

September 20th, 2010
10:36 am

Why does everyone think Richt is some offensive genius? Our offense was mediocre during most of his 5 1/2 seasons calling the plays. The defense won us most of those ballgames. That ‘03 defense was one of the nastiest I’ve ever seen. We went 11-3 but with an average defense, we probably go 8-5.

Wake up people…Richt still has his hands in everything the offense does. It’s still his friggin’ offense. Bobo just calls the plays (granted, I don’t think he’s very good at it).

DG

September 20th, 2010
10:37 am

Tru Blu you are so funny I am crying. Please! Please keep posting. You are obviously a guy who is at all the practices, in the huddle and at coaches meetings. You are a tru insider. Hey! Let’s put in a more experienced QB, like Mason or Gray who was an elite 11 QB. hahahahahaha.

Mobile Dawg

September 20th, 2010
10:37 am

Lowcountry, we will agree to disagree. I say run some extra stadium steps before church Sunday morning, and after practice, begin the game on the bench next week. So on until you get someone’s attention.

how2fish

September 20th, 2010
10:38 am

ga gator OK considering we are 0-2 in the SEC and “fans” are jumping off the bandwagon by the boat load.By the way you were 100% correct about Murray he is the real deal. we aren’t as bad as our record indicates but not as good as we need to me..the O-line to me is the biggest concern right now..I knew the new D and QB would have issues early on but they show improvement to me..not the O-line. And you how did you see the UT game ?

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
10:39 am

DG he must be making those comments because he really is Tru Blu instead of Tru Red.

V

September 20th, 2010
10:39 am

Enter your comments here

Abnerish

September 20th, 2010
10:39 am

Agreed GT Fan. If we lose in Starkville then Richt could lose control of this thing VERY fast. Go to Starkville, get the job done. Get back on the winning track and start to get some POSITIVE momentum. The season is very long and based on what I’ve seen, I’m not convinced there will be a 1 loss team in the SEC East. What I want to see is improvement, week over week. I think we saw some of that this week, especially in the 4th qtr.

joe

September 20th, 2010
10:40 am

LOL! All these retarded idiots blaming Aaron Murray for our losses, and suggesting we should play Huston Mason are beyond stupid. I’ve never seen such idiocy in my life. Hutson Mason is not ready to play, and he’s nowhere near the talent Murray is. Are you fools even watching the games. So Hutson Mason threw a TD against ULL. Who cares? My 16 year old niece could throw a TD against them. Hell, Aaron Murray and Blair Walsh are the only positives to this team.

We have a joke of an offensive line. We have a retarded offensive coordinator who is a pedestrian and predictable play caller. We have a defense that is not performing, and that’s putting it mildly. Aaron Murray deserves absolutely none of the blame for the two losses.

E-VOL

September 20th, 2010
10:40 am

The vols will beat Georgia—book it! Dooley’s got this team on the rise. Except for some lucky plays by florida and bad calls by the refs, UT would have beaten florida pretty easy. UT 30 Ga 21

Pete

September 20th, 2010
10:41 am

UGA strength and conditioning program is the worst in the SEC and I dare say may be the worst in the country.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
10:41 am

more about the polls.

How is Clemson unranked, and Oregon State is in the top 25?

I’ve watched both play, and would take Clemson every time. I’m a Mike Riley fan, but don’t think his team could stay on the field with Swinney’s. Plus Clemson has won twice as many games as OState

Ted Striker

September 20th, 2010
10:41 am

Murray has impressed me. The 2 losses are not on him.

RxDawg

September 20th, 2010
10:42 am

“GT Fan … classy post and good points.”

I concur. Although I wouldn’t state we will be 6-2 going into the Florida game. It’s possible, but it definitely isn’t certain.

Mobile Dawg

September 20th, 2010
10:42 am

Lowcountry, I agree, players aren’t being coached up. Have you ever noticed that when people start a job, or join a group, or whatever, they seem to take on the traits of the environment they are placed in. A.K.A. the comments, what happens to all these top ten recruiting classes when they go to Athens. Does anyone notice the pattern here?

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
10:42 am

how2fish, I actually saw some positives on Offense unlike many Gators do. I think Brantley really looked in control for the first time. The D line totally dominated the Vol O-line. We are still young (playing more true freshmen than anyone in SEC), so we will continue to improve. What has me more concerned is the lack of shots taken down field. Brantley has a canon and I only saw 1 bad throw that he made. I just hope we can play Bama tough, which I think we will because of Urban’s off season program that they go through. Bama is just too tough though. They remind me of an NFL team.

how2fish

September 20th, 2010
10:44 am

Vegas your an idiot we were 2.5 point underdogs to SC because we were the visitors, ARK at no.12 in the nation was 3 point underdogs because they were the visitors. And now we are 2 point underdogs to Miss St as we are again the visitors…news flash in the SEC when 2 teams are pretty equal Vegas gives the home team 2-3 points..so what they are saying is that to them UGA has been well matched in each of those games..as they are this week.

Corninmypooh

September 20th, 2010
10:45 am

Mobile Dawg – I agree with everything you said. However, I don’t think our offense is built around one player. We have multiple weapons, but for some unknown reason we’re not using them to our advantage. We’re not using Orson Charles enough, we’re not using Marlon Brown enough, we’re not using our RB’s out of the backfield enough. In short, our offense is not functioning properly.

I think Grantham is doing an excellent job of making adjustments. We just do not have the skilled players yet to do what he wants to do. I am however mystified by the DL rotation. Kwame Geathers is playing very well. Garner seems to have completely given up on Bean Anderson, which is troubling. As good as Tyson is, he’s way undersized to clog up the middle. Opposing teams are controlling our DL with relative ease. This area needs fixing.

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
10:45 am

E-VOL you are on drugs. Except for 2 blown coverages by our safeties, you got your asses handed to you. How many yards did the former SEC leading rusher get?

Ace

September 20th, 2010
10:45 am

UGA, a program in decline. Haven’t looked good in 3 years.

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
10:46 am

How2, I for one believe that if the game would’ve gone to OT that UGA would have prevailed. They didn’t quit when the fans started leaving and that is important.

Abnerish

September 20th, 2010
10:47 am

I can’t wait to get Caleb King back. We all know that he would’ve been in there on those 3rd down whiffs instead of Washaun, and the coaches have said that Caleb is the better blocker of the two. Now that Ealey can see what his poor blocking can mean to the team’s success, maybe he’ll take it a little more seriously and improve at it. Plus, why is the OL getting blamed for the 3 sacks, when 2 were a direct result of Ealey not picking up the blitzing defender and the other was on Murray for holding the ball too long? I thought the OL did a pretty good job of opening holes for Ealey and Thomas and their ypc proves that out. Frankly, I wish we would’ve committed to the run on the final drive because I thought we had their defense worn down.

Beast from the East

September 20th, 2010
10:47 am

E-VOL,
On the rise? How soon we forget the Oregon game. Lucky plays and bad calls by the refs? Can you provide some examples?

modawg

September 20th, 2010
10:47 am

I won’t blame the O line as long as the play calling sucks. Everyone in the Stadium knew the dawgs were going to try to run up the middle. Can’t tell me they don’t have plays to take advantage of the defense loading up the middle. My worry is Murray’s passes being off target. He’s got to be more accurate. BoBo needs to be thinking at least one play ahead. Looks like he is lost and just has them run up the middle until he can catch up and send in another play.

how2fish

September 20th, 2010
10:48 am

ga gator Bama for sure looks great so far..some of the Bama fans seem to think they are a little soft in the secondary..I don’t see it but if they are they will know this week Mallet is a stud and he has a cannon of a arm. I didn’t see much of your game but the Vols were holding their own the parts I did see but were clearly over matched.

joe

September 20th, 2010
10:48 am

“Butler, Boykin, Smith, King, Ealey, Charles, O-Line, all looked like ALL-Stars under Joe Cox’s leadership. They look terrible under Aaron Murray’s leadership. The team has had 9 arrests since murray took over as leader off-the-field. Where’s the respect for Aaron Murray’s leadership?”

LOL! You are beyond retarded. What the hell does Aaron Murray have to do with how a punter and two defense players perform? What does leadership have to do with how any player performs. That is up to the player himself.

Here are the facts dumb@ss. Our offensive line sucks. Plain and simple. They are just a bunch of fat weaklings.Our offensive coordinator sucks even worse. A 10 year old could figure him out. None of our receivers outside of Green can get open either.

TazzDawg

September 20th, 2010
10:48 am

Nick – You have no clue what you’re talking bout! I can’t remember when I have ever heard more mindless drivel from one person.

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
10:48 am

Let’s let him go back to his bed East. He is halucinating.

RxDawg

September 20th, 2010
10:48 am

3rdn8, it’s probably because Clemson isn’t playing Boise St soon and thus the TV folks won’t get another national top 25 matcup to play.

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

September 20th, 2010
10:48 am

Agree with Tony on all points. Even our victory in week one, I wasn’t thrilled with our O-Line. We should have run for 300 yards vs Ark and SC. I am not able to lay blame on coaching, preperation, execution or what. We have talented backs with an experienced line, yet we can’t run the ball.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 20th, 2010
10:49 am

Yeah the issue at hand is that it doesn’t seem to be, well if we fix this one issue things may get better. The program seems to have issues at multiple levels. By firing CWM it bought CMR time with the faithful, but as a whole the program still does not seem to have alot of things going for it.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
10:49 am

No….

I’m a little soft in the secondary….Bama’s secondary is a little confused.

Herschel

September 20th, 2010
10:50 am

You guys are idiots. Murry is a RS freshman. He is gonna be the real deal. Bobo’s play calling makes everyone look bad and the O line looks terrible.

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
10:50 am

How2, Dooley can coach and had them well prepared and we continued our usual first quarter funk. If we don’t get that taken care of, we will get beat by somebody other than just Bama. I blame it on the play calling.

joe

September 20th, 2010
10:51 am

“My worry is Murray’s passes being off target.”

modawg, you do realize Murray is completing 62% of his passes, in spite of numerous dropped passes. So a few of his passes were off target. That can be said about every QB.

Dawg H8R

September 20th, 2010
10:51 am

I thought the offensive line was the strong suit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of the best in America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I thought Murray was “green”!!!!!! How can you be happy with an inexperienced QB that ain’t good in the first place!!!!!!!!!!!! If he were as good as you guys advertised he would’ve starting last year!!!!!!!!!!!

Mike “Redneck assed” Bobo, whose a part of this family, should be a FEED& SEED salesman.
But you guys fire MARTINEZ, who must not be Christian/Redneck enough!!!!!!!!!!!

Mark “The Last Crusade” Richt is a product of talent!!!!!! And criminals (Free Shoes University Criminoles)!!!!!!!!! If your offenses looked Sh!tty with David Greene and Knoshown (girls name) Moreno
then WHY FIRE MARTINEZ!!!!!!!! Now you guys want to add another redneck in Kirby Smart!!!!!!

Why don’t you guys in the south do something different, THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A football coach doesn’t have to be a Christian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He doesn’t have to attend The Masters or a Nascar event to be an effective coach AND good man!!!!!!!!

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
10:51 am

@ RXDawg

I hate to think the AP poll is influenced by future TV ratings, but think you’re on to something.

Just like the amazing USU-Michigan showdown we had to endure (for the entire season) a few years back.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
10:52 am

make that OSU-Michigan

RxDawg

September 20th, 2010
10:52 am

Corninmypooh, Justin Anderson is out due to injury. Turf Toe reaggrivated I believe.

Mobile Dawg

September 20th, 2010
10:52 am

Corn, I agree 100% with your comments. Exactly, we’re not a one dimensional offensive team, but everyone is making the case that things would be different if Green were there. Well of course they probably would, but news flash, he’s not. We all know why we’re not a good offensive team. They are never allowed to get into sync.

Tyson is undersized for the position he’s in, that led to the injury he sustained, trying to stand up to and stop the push up the middle. Question from me is what will be done? Will CMR straighten out the mess he’s created? Will CTG get the chance to recruit the players he needs? If there is a change in HC’s the whole bunch will probably go. If CMR doesn’t act, I believe that to be a possibility.

Beast from the East

September 20th, 2010
10:52 am

ga gator,
I agree about the playcalling. At least we only took a quarter to figure it out this week. Maybe we can get it down to a series or two before the season is over.

30 years and counting

September 20th, 2010
10:52 am

Anyone remember how all of these dog fans were crowing about how “3rd or 4th choice” Grantham was the dc they wanted all along? Whatever happened to those guys?

oklahomadawg

September 20th, 2010
10:52 am

Dont blame the young QB for the sacks ( or the O-line ). A lot of the blame has to go on the play calls. Where the hell is the safety valve, Maybe have the TE release 5 yds over the middle. Or a bubble screen or drag the flanker in front of the LB’s …You cant send all the receivers 20plus yds down field and not have a safety valve to flip it to (esp on 3rd and 4 at the end of the game).

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
10:53 am

Dawg H8R, when was the last time someone out of the south won the NC. STFU.

Einsteindawg

September 20th, 2010
10:53 am

Nice article Tony. Maybe UGA’s problem is that our coaches are trying to run a “too complicated” offense/defense/special teams. Unless we extend scholarships only to Wesleyan High players, maybe it’s time to simplify things. I don’t see anything complicated about Alabama, Ohio State, Boise State programs…they just execute better.

RxDawg

September 20th, 2010
10:53 am

3rdn8, I’ve noticed it before. Especialy when it’s early in the season.

Corninmypooh

September 20th, 2010
10:53 am

For those people who think Richt is not intense enough… check out the replay of CMR bringing the entire team together to start the 4th Qtr. He was in their face and the team responded by shutting down Mallet and scoring two TD’s in the final Qtr. I’m not worried about the D as much as I am about the offensive play calling. Bobo’s 3rd and 4 call killed us. There’s NO excuse for not having someone available underneath. There’s NO execuse for not having a receiver running a short route.

PapaDawg

September 20th, 2010
10:55 am

Man was I wrong. I thought going into the season that our running game would be strong, QB and Defense a question mark. Our backs need to man up and find the holes. It’s not always the oline fault

observer

September 20th, 2010
10:55 am

OK, according to uga fans, they have lost two games to “inferior teams” because (take your pick)1)the coaches are no good, 2)the QB is no good, 3)the offensive line is no good, 4)the DB’s are out of position,5)the RB can’t block. I would say 1)they didn’t lose to inferior teams. They lost to teams that were better than them, and 2)uga fans always overrate their coaches, their “talent”, and their team. If you were more realistic about what you have instead of paying too much attention to recruiting rankings maybe you wouldn’t be so surprised you lost to two teams who are simply better. After all, other than uga fans, no one else had any high opinion of this team. That’s why both SC and ARK were higher ranked teams, and uga is ranked nowhere.

SonofaDawg

September 20th, 2010
10:56 am

Too many excuses! Itis painfully obvious Bozo has no plays, Richt is too soft, the defense is learning a defensive scheme. I don’t care about not having Green. UGA should be 3-0 with or without him. We all looked at the same game and both losses were the result of bad offensive play calling!

BULLDAWG BILL

September 20th, 2010
10:56 am

Bobo’s play selection is very poor and predictable. He is the weakest link in the coaching staff with Searles following closely behind. Bobo has not had a well rounded coaching education having spent all his time at UGA under Richt. He was a pretty good QB, but he needs a more varied education he could get by working for other teams with a good OC or HC that will teach him things in addition to what he has learned at UGA. Searles is a real question mark for me. He was an outstanding player, was coached by outstanding coaches, and worked as a coach for a team that demanded great O. line performance. His line at UGA has NEVER been dominating. They have had some success at pass blocking, but can’t open the big hole for the RB’s when they need it. The O line is big enough, but don’t seem strong enough. Or is it technique? No matter, it isn’t getting the job done and Searles is the man responsible for the line and the running game.

Beast from the East

September 20th, 2010
10:57 am

pooh,
I still disagree with you guys. It’s the o-line and the D. 380 yards, 3 TD’s and no picks will get you beat almost anywhere. On the play you are talking about, didn’t UGA send out just 3 receivers? That would leave 7 blockers and they did not get the job done.

Corninmypooh

September 20th, 2010
10:57 am

30 years and counting -

I still believe Grantham was the correct hire and I’m just as enthusiastic today as I was in August. I think he’s an outstanding coach and just needs the type of players that fit his scheme. He’s still working with Willie’s boys and adjusting to the type of offensive schemes run in our conference. Our D will improve before the year is through. Look at Al Groh’s defense, talk about your proverbial cup cake. Now that was a BAD hire.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
10:57 am

First off I would like to thank Coach Richt, Coach Bobo, Coach Searles and Coach Grantham this morning. My season anxiety disorder has been in full remission since Saturday afternoon. Typically it takes until mid to late October if that early. But after Saturday I have it no more. No matter how the season goes from here I have no worries. So thank you, thank you, thank you.

That said, it appears that UT, KY and Vandy will be tough games this year. Miss State I don’t know. Florida will kill us again. Idaho State looks like a breather. GT will rush for 500 yards and beat us by 30.

What is with the TV shots of AJ on the sideline. That’s just wrong. IF he isn’t playing why show the kid. HE isn’t part of the team right now and won’t be for another week. We didn’t lose because we didn’t have AJ. Durham has more than picked up that slack and should be the #1 WR on this team for the year.

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
10:58 am

PapaDawg you are 100% correct. I sit up in the second level in the East End Zone and often times I noticed that it would be open to the outside, but the runningbacks would continue to stay towards the middle. Don’t know if they are coached to do that or are uncomfortable about taking it outside.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
10:58 am

I hate to be critical of coaches calling plays. I don’t have enough information (player fatigue, injuries, etc…) to make an informed critique. But….I was really surprised at the UGA play selection….especially in the 4th qtr. There were no checkdown receivers for the QB to hit. It was either “World Champion, or stuff on a rock” type of routes.

Mobile Dawg

September 20th, 2010
10:59 am

Corn, I liked what I saw as far as the fourth quarter gathering goes. But I still have to ask, why it’s necessary. The problems IMO, go to the core of the program, the culture that’s been established in Athens. The team responded, then was let down by poor strategy, play calling, after they did their job. How deflating do you think that was, at that time?

Curious

September 20th, 2010
10:59 am

What is the line on the Miss St game?

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
11:00 am

Curious, MS State by 2.

PapaDawg

September 20th, 2010
11:00 am

Ga Gator difference is between good back and our backs. I just don’t think our backs are SEC quality

oklahomadawg

September 20th, 2010
11:01 am

Its time for Coach Bozo to go….NOW

We score against SC on our 1st possession in the first and 2nd half, thats all, 6 pts.

We score our only TD (until late forth qtr )on our 1st possession in the first half

Are’nt those plays scripted most of the time ( before the game w/ all the off coaches ).

My piont is Coach BOZO isnt/cant/capable of making adjustments during the game

SonofaDawg

September 20th, 2010
11:01 am

Einstein, how is running a basic I-formation complicated? Once again, too many excuses! Defense is one thing because of new scheme and DC but the offense? 5 plays

1) toss sweep right or left
2) run up the middle
3) WR screen
4) play action pass
5)run off tackle

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 20th, 2010
11:01 am

Gdawg,

New drinking game-

Everytime AJ Green has his name called you take a shot. Now the question is, how long can you maintain sobriety? I think his name was mentioned 50 times during the telecast.

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
11:01 am

Papa, they are at least as good as ours, but Demps and Gillisee quickly cut it outside once they get to the LB’s.

Honky Talkin'

September 20th, 2010
11:01 am

Georgia defenders dive instead of tackle. There are a lot of discipline issues at Georgia which all stem from the coaching staff. It’s going to be a long season in Athens…7-5 at best. Why are they so mediocre with so much talent? This is Richt’s last season and Georgia will be a non-story in the SEC for years to come.

Joe

September 20th, 2010
11:02 am

I bet if it was a parked car Ealey would have hit that guy he was trying to block!

SonofaDawg

September 20th, 2010
11:02 am

Curious, the line is UGA by 3.5

Corninmypooh

September 20th, 2010
11:03 am

Beast from the East -

We are not on the opposite side of this analysis. We have issues in both trenches. We have issues across the board for that matter. However, I agree with Richt that we are making some minor improvements. The offense played way better Sat. than they did in Columbia.

On the 3rd and 4… you can’t send 3 guys deep and not have a TE and RB safety valve. On that play Murray should have been in the shotgun and rolling out in the event he needed to run for a first down. It was a bad play call from second one. Unfortunately, Murray is not able to check off at the line as much as he needs to. However, that will come with experience.

Einsteindawg

September 20th, 2010
11:04 am

Sonofa…
I’m with you, but our coaching staff keeps saying our freshman recruits can’t play because “they haven’t learned the system”. Funny how other teams get great play from their freshman.

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
11:06 am

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
11:06 am

Lowcountry that is just wrong that they called his name that many times.
Great drinking game though. I missed most of the game but did catch the last few minutes and they showed him I don’t know how many times.

Since I missed most of the game, maybe 5 minutes or so to go, I found it curious that the announcers were questioning or saying that NOW would be a good time to get the tight ends involved in the game. Is that true? Did we not use our all american potential TE’s during the course of the game?????

PapaDawg

September 20th, 2010
11:06 am

I think our receivers need to learn how to seperate themselves from the DBs quicker which could be the reason for our QB taking to long

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
11:07 am

Hard to believe that UF is a 14 point favorite against KY this saturday. I am afraid that KY is for real. Only thing that might help is they haven’t beaten us in the Swamp in 31 years.

Mobile Dawg

September 20th, 2010
11:08 am

Zoo, I have become to pessimistic lately. After we came back there was still no real excitement flowing through my veins and I hate to say it because some of the Kool Aid drinkers will plaster me. I have come to expect what happened and it came true yet again. I am pissed off at the inability of the coaching staff to take care of business.

Observer, your comment didn’t get overlooked. We did get beat by superior teams at this time. Should they be superior? That is another question. I personally don’t think they should be superior, but they are. The reason is “coaching”. I don’t expect CMR to make midseason changes but would be pleasantly surprised if he did. He does need to make major changes after the season if he is to stay. Got to get some work done folks. Have a good day.

Corninmypooh

September 20th, 2010
11:08 am

Mobile Dawg -

I agree with you… motivation in a game like this should be the last concern as a coach. To me it all bowls down to recruiting the right players. In my mind Rodney Garner has been failing this program for the past three years. Out of all the changes that need to be made, that is the most significant.

hmmmm

September 20th, 2010
11:09 am

Everyone keeps going back to the 3rd down and 4 play, and they should…that play sums up the season for UGA…..not only was it an awful call, that was not executed, but what I can’t understand is if you have a young mobile quarterback who can scramble, and you have “questions” about your ability to block, and you only need 4 yards to sustain the game-winning drive, then when why didn’t Bobo call a play that has Murray roll out (get him out of the pocket), and if it’s not there downfield then RUN for the 4 yards????

SonofaDawg

September 20th, 2010
11:09 am

Ding, ding! And we have a winner! Einstein, Nebraska has a redshirt freshman QB and he looks pretty awesome so far. UGA and the sportstalk radio people here are delusional and just as cowardly as our coaches who blame players for their poor coaching. Too many excuses

Tech Lifer

September 20th, 2010
11:10 am

I’m not a Georgia hater, but the Dawgs have too much talent to be so mediocre. CMR needs to do less praying and more ball busting. The tackling was horrible which stems from discipline which stems from coaching. UGA will struggle against FL, TN, Auburn and Tech. Shreveport might be out of reach.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 20th, 2010
11:10 am

Use the Tightends? What are they?

This is the tough part of analyzing the game. I do not know how many target White or Charles were to have, but CLEARLY the offense could not figure out a way to get the ball to either. White, I beleive had the only catch and it was a nice grab- tough catch. Charles was a non factor.

This position should be Murray’s biggest ally, and Charles seemingly his favorite target as they are former teammates, but at this juncture this looks to be anotehr part of the team that was clearly overrated.

PapaDawg

September 20th, 2010
11:10 am

All you naysayers need to STICK IT. Ive been a Dawg since 69 and Ive seen worse teams than this one. Not alot of you remember the post Dooley Days when recruits were running away from Georgia

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
11:11 am

Not only is the recruiting coordinator responsible for the evaluation of talent, he is also responsible for keeping the proper depth at each position. UF has the same depth issues at QB as UGA. If Brantley went down, it would be lights out in G-ville.

Prognosticator

September 20th, 2010
11:11 am

Mississippi State 24, Georgia 17. Third beatdown in a row.

Not that it matters any, since the season is over.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
11:11 am

If they called AJ Green’s name fifty times, they must have mentioned Mark Ingram twice that much in the Bama-Duke game.

Ingram was only in for five plays. So he had 151 yds rushing…….just tell me what he did in the 4th qtr.

Les W. Moore

September 20th, 2010
11:11 am

It’s Richt’s offense. It’s Richt’s play sheet. Richt has play calling veto. So stop blaming Bobo. It’s Richt’s defense. It’s Richt’s defensive scheme. Richt has defensive scheme veto. So stop blaming Martinez/Grantham.

Richt was great when he could play against Ron Zook, Cutcliffe-less Fulmer, and Lou Holtz. He’s opposed to change and too loyal with his assistants.

Let’s hope he stays at UGA forever!

ACC Report Card

September 20th, 2010
11:12 am

Week 1 … F-
Week 2 … F-
Week 3 … F-

Blobo

September 20th, 2010
11:12 am

BOBO!!! SUX!!! Where did he come from? He’s been at UGA since he was 18. He knows nothing other than what he learned as a player by coaches who sucked and got fired. And he was an average QB a best. When you look at every other OC in the SEC, you see guys who have been around and have a lot of experience. Even Richt played at Miami, but worked under Bowden. Bobo does not have the experience to run this offense. He never has. If he were to be fired, where do you think he would end up? Another SEC school? No. He wouldn’t be an OC for any of the BSC schools. He would end up at Wyoming or Nevada. He simply sucks at his job and needs to be fired. 20 years from now he’ll be good. But right now, he is a newbie OC and he is killing this program. All I have to say is 3 and 4 and we run a play sending everyone deep? With two timeouts and two downs to get the first? With plenty of time? That alone should get you fired. But that is the norm with him. Same BS week after week. FIRE BOBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Big Dog

September 20th, 2010
11:13 am

I guess Richt is learning why LSU (Miles) dumped Searles. Please explain to me why Head Football Coaches don’t speak with other coaches (outside of their program) and friends about who (position coaches) are up & coming coaches and/or the best teaching coaches and go hire these people when you have a need or a void. Instead it appears they look around and try to hire someone they know. Tell Richt to get the best people he can find and start from there. Also, please get a new Strength & Conditioning Coach, a new Offensive Line Coach and somebody that can teach DB’s what the heck to do and whom to cover!!!!!!!

Beast from the East

September 20th, 2010
11:13 am

ga gator,
We get dissed in the polls for winning “ugly” (and by Tony), but Vegas knows the deal! It may be ugly, but we’ll find a way to get it done. You have to admire them for stepping up in crunch time every week, so far. I just wish we could put together 4 solid quarters of football on a single Saturday. If we can do that, then we’ll be a tough team to beat. Until we do, it will continue to be a struggle every week and we’re sure to drop a couple of games.

Rad in Griffin

September 20th, 2010
11:14 am

“CMR needs to do less praying and more ball busting.”

Don’t hold your breath waiting for that to happen. You’ll turn blue in the face and pass out!

Casey

September 20th, 2010
11:14 am

Georgia is 0-2 in SEC play, Murray not getting it done.

Terry

September 20th, 2010
11:15 am

I don’t care if Murray’s a redshirt freshman or a senior, 0-2 is 0-2.

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
11:16 am

Blobo, Bobo might have been an average Qb, but he was one of 3 Georgia QB’s who beat us in the last 20 years.

Burt

September 20th, 2010
11:16 am

Casey,

Best post I’ve read in deacades.

Michael

September 20th, 2010
11:16 am

Great, great post Casey, you’re a genius, well said.

Beast from the East

September 20th, 2010
11:16 am

lowcountry,
Ever think they’re keeping the TE’s in to block because the o-line can’t get the job done? That would be my opinion from what I’ve observed.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 20th, 2010
11:16 am

Actually I remember the post Dooley days as Goff and Donnan being able to bring in PLENTY of talent, but in Goff’s case he was nowwhere near as good a head coach as he was recruiter.

Boots

September 20th, 2010
11:17 am

Casey, good stuff, incredible post.

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
11:17 am

Agreed Beast. We have been spoiled by weekly 40 point blow-outs. If we can get the 1st qtr problems solved, we will be difficult to handle.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 20th, 2010
11:17 am

Beast,

It would honestly be the only plausible explanation.

Beast from the East

September 20th, 2010
11:18 am

Welcome, Casey/Terry/Burt/Michael! What does your mom call you?

Vance Duuley

September 20th, 2010
11:18 am

How long is it going to take for UGA fans to realize that UGA is simply no longer relevant in the SEC? In the national picture, UGA isn’t even a blip on the radar, and hasn’t been since the preseason #1 ranking two years ago.

Sit back and be grateful for the seven or eight wins you’ll get every year. Coaching genius Mark Richt may take you to 8-4 or even 9-3 occasionally, but Florida will still win the SEC, meaning no BCS bowls and no top 10 final ranking. Most years, UGA will be very lucky to finish in the top 25, and only after a big bowl win over a nobody opponent.

It’s a different world now, and Dawg fans need to adjust their expectations downward to reflect reality.

Unfortunately nothing is going to change until UGA changes its mediocre coaching. That’s where the difference is, and that’s why everyone outside Dawgtard Nation just laughs at Dawg fans getting so excited year after year about what a great recruiting class UGA gets. It doesn’t matter how many blue chip high school players go to UGA, they simply don’t get the coaching they would get at Florida or Alabama, to name two schools whose programs are far ahead of UGA. And that’s not going to change as long as Mark Richt is in Athens.

Get your heads out of the sand and face reality. And mediocrity and irrelevance. 

Ron

September 20th, 2010
11:18 am

Casey,

Feel the same way. Just an insightful, succinct, but very powerful blog post. Perhaps the best I’ve ever read. Thanks so much for spending a few minutes with us.

SonofaDawg

September 20th, 2010
11:18 am

Perry on Mayem in the A.M. said “before you(in general) start criticizing Mike Bobo, you must understand that Murray is a freshman qb, and it takes time for the defense to learn the 3-4 scheme.”
I agree with the latter but i’m tired of reading and listening to these apologists protecting this sub par coaching UGA is displaying. But they crucify every other coach in college football but noooooooo not St. Mark Richt. It’s pathetic.

Rip Van Winkle

September 20th, 2010
11:18 am

Yawn, has Lindsey Scott scored again?

Joe Blow

September 20th, 2010
11:18 am

Why is a supposed top SEC program….having to use a redshirt freshman QB after using a 5th year senior the prior year? Where are the QBs in the Senior, Junior and Sophmore class? Is GA not recruiting and developing them? And the RBs? Not top flight SEC type RBs.

There are many many flaws with Georgia football these days..

I think recruiting and getting the best players the last few years is a major problem.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
11:19 am

has anyone ever seen more pressure on two coaching staffs (with 1-2 teams) than the UGA-MSU game this week?

CFB is a terrible beast.

Corninmypooh

September 20th, 2010
11:19 am

Casey –

Incredibly lame post and not insightful at all. In case you didn’t notice this is a team sport and Murray can’t win the games all by himself.

Tom

September 20th, 2010
11:19 am

Hi Casey:

You said it better than anyone’s ever said it. Rock On!

Sam

September 20th, 2010
11:19 am

I think Nick is Huston Mason’s agent.

how2fish

September 20th, 2010
11:19 am

I have a question was Bobo calling the plays during the two touchdown drives in the 4th quarter..you remember where we tied the game??..lets be fair folks the line blocked and the plays worked then and last I looked we were driving until that missed block..and Bobo didn’t miss that tackle.Oh and wasn’t he the coach calling the plays on the opening drive where we moved down the field and scored right out of the gate? Really we have a ton of folks that beat him to death when a play goes wrong for any reason and give no credit when they do.

A Big Dog

September 20th, 2010
11:19 am

Tech Lifer…..you Techies love bringing up Shreveport…have fun butthead, it’s a ACC Bowl city now. I hope Tech makes it all the way back to ACC Championship Game..ahhh….December In Charlotte…yeah, real comfort for the fans and teams, but then again Techies don’t travel well do you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
11:20 am

Good post 3rdn8. They all bring it on themselves with the salaries they demand.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
11:21 am

Mobile, I think I am being realistc as opposed to pessimistic. I liked the way the kids fought back at the end there. No quit in the team which it one positive thing to look at. That hail mary pass. was pretty awesome too. 70 yards in the air and it almost worked. Thing is we shouldn’t ahve needed it with Arky’s defense.

Lowcountry, that is inexcusable right there. 1 catch by our TE’s????
WTF. They are supposedly two of the best in the country. But how are we supposed to know that if they aren’t thrown the ball.

I watched a little bit of football Saturday afternoon and night. Why can’t our WR’s get any separation from the defenders? Just about every game I saw the WR’s, no matter who’s team it was, had some separation from the DB’s at one point of or another. Is it the route running? Most of our guys always look covered for some reason. Mayb I am wrong.

Paulie

September 20th, 2010
11:21 am

I agree Casey, without being negative, the bottom line is Georgia is better than being an 0-2 team against SC & Ark. 0-2 isn’t good enough, and this week wasn’t an improvement over last week, same result, a loss in SEC play and the season’s over. Murray most definately is not getting it done.

Peace out, Boy Scout!

Spelling Bee

September 20th, 2010
11:21 am

“Best post I’ve read in deacades.”

It would be nice if you had spent some of those decades learning to spell.

You’re a dawgtard, right?

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
11:23 am

yeah….it’s hard to feel too sorry for someone with $20 mil in the bank, but for some perverse reason, I do.

Edgar

September 20th, 2010
11:23 am

Casey–

Wish I could write poetry like your post. Jus thad a rhythm to it, how do you do it, remarkably gifted.

You Name Me....

September 20th, 2010
11:23 am

Your Right…. UGA O Line are a bunch of Sissys….. I mean Sissys…… They have been herald Great for 3 years and have yet to perform….

Bobo… or Booboo should be at Valdosta High School calling plays…………….

Beast from the East

September 20th, 2010
11:24 am

gdawginkalamazoo,
UF’s receivers are struggling to get free, too. Against SC, you guys played against two of the best cover corners in the country. Not so sure about Arkansas and La-La was not a great gauge for anyone.

Rush

September 20th, 2010
11:25 am

Casey:

In a world full of bloviators, your post stands out as perhaps the greatest blog post in sports history. I also loved it.

Just super duper.

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
11:26 am

Other than Bama, everyone else will have at least two losses this year, so it aint over for UGA yet.

Beast from the East

September 20th, 2010
11:26 am

The blog’s been hijacked. You guys have a great day. I’m out.

Baron

September 20th, 2010
11:28 am

I liked what Casey wrote, the guy’s some kind of sports genius. I’ve never read anything that touched me on so many levels. It was just a phenomenal experience, reading that post, and I’ll always remember this moment. Brought tears to my eyes. Thank for so so much Casey for that moment.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
11:30 am

No matter how bad a weekend you had (sticking purely with football), it must have been a piece of cake compared to Houston’s football coach. He loses a Heisman caliber QB for the year (ACL), and then the backup QB (collar bone).

Life ain’t fair.

Gary

September 20th, 2010
11:30 am

This one is on Bobo. I thought we could beat this defense but they had our receivers covered. Offense still does not look prepared. It is only going to get worse. I say ARK is overrated and will loose 3 or 4 games before the year is done. Georgia on the other hand looks worse than I thought. I am not sure we can beat anybody in the SEC except Old Miss and we do not play them this year. They will have to play a lot better to beat Tenn, Florida, & Auburn. If Vandy of Kty show up ready to play we will struggle. Not sure about Miss St. Have not seen them play this year. Not sure about Tech either, still think they have a weak schedule but that damn rivalry game erases some of that. I still say we will loose to Colorado. Quarter back scrambles is not good offense. To many broken plays…

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
11:31 am

The saying that nice guys finish LAST, we are about to see it @ UGA
i have been saying for 5yrs Richt is a nice guy but he has to go
the dawgs have not beat a more talented or equally talented team in
5yrs, we have not sniffed a MNC during his watch, all the good
coaches no matter how you feel about the other coaches they have
won it all the first 3yrs of coaching in the SEC (we all know who
we are taking about) Richt has not done that, and don’t say we finished #2 that’s not winning it all HELL WE DID NOT EVEN WIN OUR CONFERENCE
THAT YEAR EITHER, what has CMR won since Donnan’s players have left?
ZERO. We should settle for being laught at by the other PROGRAMS IN
THE SEC? NO WE ARE GEORGIA BUT STARTING TO LOOK LIKE VANDERBILT, WHY?
RICHT NEEDS TO GO AND TAKE BOZO WITH HIM, GO GET THE BOISE STATE BALL
COACH AND PUT GEORGIA BACK WHERE WE BLONG, IN THE TOP TIER OF SEC
FOOTBALL AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL PEROID!!!! WE SHOULD NOT SETTLE FOR
LESS, I FOR ONE WILL NOT SPEND ANOTHER DIME OF MY HARD EARNED MONEY
ON GEORGIA FOOTBALL UNTIL A PRODUCT BETTER THAN THIS IS PUT ON THE
FIELD!!!SCHLEBROCKED AGAIN BY COACH MARK RICHT!!! WOWSEY WOWSEY WOO
WOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hello

September 20th, 2010
11:33 am

The sad thing is UT could very well beat UGA…..they wont ever be good under Dooley.

King Gator

September 20th, 2010
11:33 am

F-UGA-LY DAWGS!! Will CMR and the staff all wear red panties to fire up the team and fan base? “RED OUT” or maybe more dancing and td celebrating? fuuuuuggggaaaalllllyyyyy!! Go Gators!

Jorge'

September 20th, 2010
11:33 am

Casey, thank you for provding a minute of clarity. In just 10 words, you put the whole matter as it really is. QB’s get the glory & the blame. if their team wins, they get the credit, and if their team loses, they step up and accept the blame. To do otherwise, is to abandon any modicum of leadfership sensibility. The buck falls where it stands. Murray, the 0-2 start falls squarely on his shoulders. What the team leaders decide to do next will determine if Georgia goes 1-11 or 10-2.

shankit

September 20th, 2010
11:36 am

You delusional fans are detrimental to the
recruiting process. Who would want to
come and play under a bunch of fans that
are ready to throw their freshman recruit
to the wolves?

Paul in RDU

September 20th, 2010
11:38 am

Pretty wild change in the spread on UGA-MSU.
It opened at UGA -3.0 and quickly moved to MSU -1.0

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
11:38 am

Show some class King. I would hate to lose and have jack asses have to eat some crow.

Old School

September 20th, 2010
11:39 am

If LSU had a half decent QB they would be a top 5 team.

G8R GRAD

September 20th, 2010
11:39 am

Good points all, TB.

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
11:40 am

Paul, depending on which odds maker, it is still -3 to -1 in favor of State.

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
11:41 am

jorge’ are you kiddin me 10-2 i say we go 5-6 qiut blaming
murray, ALABAMA WON IT ALL WITH A FRESHMAN QB LAST YEAR, HE
WAS PREPARED AND HE MADE SOME MISTAKES BUT HIS TEAM OVERCAME
THOSE MISTAKES!!GEORGIA IS NOT PREPARED AND WE ARE SOFT, WE
HAVE STUDS THAT ARE NOT PREPARED OR CONDITIONED, LOOK @
CLEMSON & AUBURN GAME STUDS (WELL CONDITIONED & PREPARED)
BOTH TEAMS!!!!!!!!!!!

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 20th, 2010
11:41 am

I have never heard one recruit say he did not go to said school b/c of the fanbases bloggers. Do you realize EVERY university has blogs and that if you are not in the top 5 right now each school has a section of the base that has issues with the respective school?

Preston

September 20th, 2010
11:41 am

Look Casey, even Vegas has lost hope in Aaron Murray, Vegas is picking lowly Miss St to beat Georgia so Georgia will go 0-3.

So true, an excllent team with loads of talent is 0-2, and their QB Aaron Murray is not winning enough games, for whatever reason.

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
11:41 am

Old School LSU has as good of talent as anyone in the country except at QB. Good post.

King Gator

September 20th, 2010
11:42 am

Good point, but not going to happen ga gator.. the them beating us and eating crow thing that is. Go Gators!

Delbert D.

September 20th, 2010
11:42 am

Rambo is playing very soft under Murray’s leadership; have him huddle with the offense so he can absorb the feeling of urgency. Georgia transformed an unranked team into #12 simply by losing to them. At 1-2, our 33.33% winning percentage projects to 48-96 over the next 12 years. Bobo should forget the play-action stuff and call action-figure plays instead. Hutson Mason passed for a TD on his first play, so he needs to be the starter….Parade All-America, and he threw only 5 interceptions in his last high school game…that means he doesn’t hold onto the ball too long. If we can throw interceptions long enough, we won’t have to worry about Butler’s short punts. Ealey should stop running the dive play on 3rd and 4 play-action…he takes it literally, and the rusher just steps right over him. On passing plays, the O-line should line up backwards and run to form a circle around Murray. Since the tight ends aren’t being used we should be allowed to play 12 guys on defense. Miss. State plays a 2 QB system, and we’ll never figure that out unless we know which one always runs and which one always passes. We should prepare for Colorado by sending AJ Green out to Boulder 3 days a week to get used to the altitude. Mason should go too because the 4th game is where Murray always breaks his leg.

It’s so simple. Why can’t the coaching staff figure this out?

Earl

September 20th, 2010
11:43 am

I liked Casey’s post. It was real good. Made lots of cents to me.

I Forgot to Snap the Ball

September 20th, 2010
11:43 am

Time for CMR to man up and kick some a**!!!

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
11:44 am

I would agree with you about them beating us. But lets show a little class, Like Paterno said about running backs spiking the ball, “Act like you been there before”. We’ve been here for awhile thats all I am sayin. OUT OF HERE!!!

Ex Blogger

September 20th, 2010
11:44 am

This is EXACTLY why I don’t blog much at all. How can you reason with anyone as stupid as Nick who obviously thinks he is right. Gray could not hold Cox’s jock last year much less Murray’s this year. Mason is talented but still has a ton to learn. He would lead the SEC in picks this year. Murray is by far our best chance to win. He lill be a statistical leader in the SEC very soon and he is no threat to leave college early because of his height (or lack thereof).

Nick

September 20th, 2010
7:45 am
Put Logan Gray in, or Hutson Mason, but get Murray off the field. Richt hasn’t started out 0-2 in the SEC in his entire career. Georgia needs a leader at the QB position who can help his teammates play harder and get a W.

Logan Gray was an Elite 11 QB coming out of High School. And Mason set the state of Georgia records for yards and td’s, and took Lassiter further than it had ever gone. It’s not like Murray is the only option.

G8R GRAD

September 20th, 2010
11:45 am

“WE ARE GEORGIA BUT STARTING TO LOOK LIKE VANDERBILT”

Could be worse, you could be Ole Miss!

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
11:45 am

HOW MANY FRESHMAN HAVE EVER PREPARED THEMSELVES FOR A SEC SEASON?
I’M JUST SAYING, ISN’T THAT THE COACHING STAFF’S JOB? JUST SAYIN

Diamond Player

September 20th, 2010
11:45 am

Go big or don’t play. Let Hutson Mason sling it, enough of the Murray chap, don’t need any more games under his realm, we know what he can do, lose, lose lose. Give the keys to Mason, let him see if he can’t drive the Bentley home.

17 of 20

September 20th, 2010
11:45 am

Georgia’s defensives backs remind me of the bullfighters in Spain. They get out of the way fast if the receiver catches the ball.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
11:46 am

@ TIRED OF BEING NICE

point of correction. Alabama won it all last year with a 4th year junior. True, or RS freshmen QBs need lots of love and understanding. They’re learning the most difficult position in sports.

More Dawg arrests

September 20th, 2010
11:47 am

This just in: reports out of Athens are that 5 more players were arrested on Saturday night. Apparently they are all being charged with impersonating 5 star prospects.

PapaDawg

September 20th, 2010
11:48 am

Trash talk all you want but the Dawgs will be back and you talking against them ain’t gonna change nothing. College ball is a cycle. On top this year, not so good next year

Paul in RDU

September 20th, 2010
11:49 am

ga gator – My point on the spread for UGA-MSU is the way the line has moved from UGA being favored to MSU being favored – 4 to 5 points is a big move.

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
11:50 am

PICK YOUR PIOSION BOTH ARE TERRIBLE YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT!!!!!!
JUST SAYIN

Tony Blowhard

September 20th, 2010
11:50 am

Wait wait wait wait wait a frickin minute. The Oline is the problem? How can this be possible? This was all that was talked about the entire off season. THIS oline is the best!! This is what GA has been missing! The injuries killed them the last couple of years, now they’re all healthy and are gonna kick azz!!. Remember boys…THIS IS THE DREAM TEAM RIGHT? Or is that next year(famous and overused last words)

A Big Dog

September 20th, 2010
11:52 am

More Dawg arrests………..TECH JERK

More Dawg arrests

September 20th, 2010
11:53 am

PapaDawg, where have you been? When were you on top? Have you been in a coma the last 3 years? Are you saying you are down this year but calling your shot to win it all next year? Go figure- a Georgia fan talking about next year. You guys are unbeatable every offseason. Good grammar, too, “me talking against them ain’t gonna change nothing” but I’m still gonna do it. You know why? Because I hope nothing changes…. And Georgia continues to suck.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
11:54 am

Delbert D, there you go you have a plan and I say let’s try it. What’s the worst that could happen? Go 0 for in the SEC?

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
11:54 am

3rdn8 so blame murray not the coaches? that’s why everbody is handing our butts to us? SOUTH CAROLINA, ARKY, NOW MISS ST?

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
11:54 am

this is starting to sound a lot like the AU-Bama forums. Time for a nap.

A Big Dog

September 20th, 2010
11:55 am

More Dawg arrests….MidTown Pole Smoker

More Dawg arrests

September 20th, 2010
11:55 am

Little Dog, that would be Bama jerk.

To Spike

September 20th, 2010
11:55 am

This team has fight. They fought back from a tough deficit. What they don’t have is an effective scheme offensively. When a TB is asked to block a defense end, there is something wrong schematically. Why slide protect on 20 yd deep routes, slide protection is for quick game. Terrible.

More Dawg arrests

September 20th, 2010
11:56 am

Wrong again little Dog. All bark and no bite- how bout them Dawgs? Who are we going to fire this week?

A Big Dog

September 20th, 2010
11:57 am

More Dawg arrests….Oh A Bama Pole Smoker in or out of Drag

Gen Neyland

September 20th, 2010
11:57 am

E-Vol : Love your attitude but I think it’s over the tiptop. The Vols have put together a sandlot squad for 2010. I don’t mean that in a critical way, it’s just the way it is. 4 that never started a game on the OL, the loss of two hoss’s on the DL, Simms is Simms, a converted WR at a corner, a rebuilt ACL at MLB, RBs, ST’s, the list is endless. Yeah, we have some freshmen playing too, and some waiting in the wings (Bray, Palardy, Darr, Neal for examples), but we’re gonna bleed in 2010. Keep the faith but smack talking 2010 is not in our best interests, not to UK, Ole MS, UGA, USCe and even Vandy. Support our team but let it go. It’s a war of words we can’t win this year.

More Dawg arrests

September 20th, 2010
11:58 am

still anxious to hear who PapaDawg is talking about when he says “on top this year, not so good next year” ?

atlvol55

September 20th, 2010
11:58 am

With the fanbase, the facilities, and the incredible in-state talent, UGA should be a top 5 or top 10 team virtually every year. Sorry GT, UGA is very rarely going to lose an instate player they want to Tech….Georgia has an unbelievable advantage with the rich talent in this state.

That being said, UGA is only a couple of plays from being undefeated. Murray is better than I thought. He just has to learn to feel the pressure instead of trying to look down and scramble like high school. That is something that can be fixed with more playing experience….I think with Green back, UGA will actually be pretty good this year….

What is this world coming too, I’m actually defending Georgia.

More Dawg arrests

September 20th, 2010
12:00 pm

Little Dog likes to talk about poles for some reason. At least you’re not afraid to say whats on your mind..

BamaMan

September 20th, 2010
12:01 pm

Took in games at UNC and Duke on Saturday. I’ve got to admit, UNC has the facilities, personnel (albeit missing 7 super-caliber defensive players), and atomosphere to compete with and to play w/anyone in our league (SEC), with possible exception of us (Bama). I had heard a lot about Chapel Hill and the university, but it was actually more than I expected. I can see why Butch Davis can recruit well there.

how2fish

September 20th, 2010
12:01 pm

Gen Neyland good post and your team showed a lot of heart against the Gators last week.If we don’t prepare and show up to play they will beat us for sure.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
12:01 pm

I want to know if Grantham has received flowers from Ryan Mallet yet? He should be thanking him for the Heisman race. So far we have moved Lattimore into the race, and put Mallet’s name a lot higher on the board. Who is our next victim?

480 yards passing/3 TD’s????? Ohhhhh boy.

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
12:01 pm

I’M NOT CALLIN OUT ANY FANS BUT SOME ON HERE NEED TO TAKE THE
BLINDERS OFF!!WE ARE NOT EVEN BETTER TAHN KENTUCKY IN FOOTBALL
ARE YOU KIDDIN ME. STOP SETTLEING FOR LESS THAN SEC CHAMPIONSHIP
GAME! WE KEEP SETTLEING FOR THE CAPITAL ONE BOWL, INDEPENDANCE
BOWL OR WHAT EVER LOWER TIER BOWL WE’VE BEEN IN THE LAST 4YRS

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
12:03 pm

@ TIRED OF BEING NICE

I’m not blaming anyone. I’m guessing there are plenty of the usual suspects that can be blamed.

My point is this: when you’re having to start a RS Freshman at QB, you accept certain givens….one of those givens is a limited playbook.

Auburn currently has one of the best athletes I’ve ever seen playing QB. But….he is learning on the job. Malzahn can’t open the playbook (yet) because Newton would be overwhelmed.

If you look at Bama last year, you saw the same thing. It was McElroy’s first year as starter. He struggled big-time at mid-season, and McElwain kept the play calling very vanilla. This year, McElroy is slinging it all over the field.

I don’t know what the problem with UGA’s recruiting is (that is…no Soph, Junior, Senior QBs)….what ever it is can’t be changed at this time. They gotta dance with the guys who are here.

I thought Bobo called a pretty good game. I only questioned the plays late in the 4th when Murray had no check-down receivers.

how2fish

September 20th, 2010
12:03 pm

TIRED OF BEING NICE take the cap lock and the blinders and shove them where the sun don’t shine.

More Dawg arrests

September 20th, 2010
12:04 pm

Tired of being nice, why don’t you try blogging with crayons next time? Thanks for sharing your infinite wisdom with all of us.

bb

September 20th, 2010
12:04 pm

The ACC is having a tough year OOC, but it should be pointed out that 8 of those 9 losses to BCS OOC opps have been ranked. Only the Big 10 has played as many as 4 against ranked BCS opps (and they are 1-3 in those games). The ACC should be commended for playing, by far, the toughest OOC slate of any conference so far this year.

Of course playing and losing those games, doesn’t help your rep. You need to win some of those games. I get tired of hearing how big and bad the SEC is when they beat the Duke’s of the world, or worst yet another Sun Belt team.

MURPHY

September 20th, 2010
12:05 pm

We just dont look like even an average football team right now.This program as it stands reminds me of the days of the Goff era.Plenty of talent but coaches not able to get the talent to perform.Our running backs are horrible-not impressed with the way they run-Big lack of speed.I did see a bright spot with Murray and our recievers. I sure hope we can get alot better before Rocky Top comes to town or it could get real ugly.

PapaDawg

September 20th, 2010
12:07 pm

More dogarrest, any college team you DUMBA–

how2fish

September 20th, 2010
12:07 pm

bb let me see if I follow your logic the ACC is to be praised for their OOC and your right they should be. However you take a shot at the SEC for playing a ACC team? Sorry that confuses me.

More Dawg arrests

September 20th, 2010
12:09 pm

PapaDawg, who is the dumb—- again? Every college team is “on top this year, next year not so much” ?? Did you fall off the stupid tree and hit every branch?

timmy

September 20th, 2010
12:10 pm

here’s how you do better than 1-9

you schedule like the SEC does

SEC only has 2…FREAKING TWO…road games vs. the BCS in the first three weeks of the season. Bama at Duke and Kentucky at Louisville. Those two opponents are a combined 2-4 and generally recgonized as the crap of their conferences.

the ACC, on the other hand, has sacked up and gone on the road to play five teams in the top 25

the simple answer is for the ACC to schedule creampuffs like the SEC and watch the rankings roll in.

Dawg H8R

September 20th, 2010
12:10 pm

ga gator- Those thug assed gayters won two,with a prison lineup! Bama has last year! What’s the point, that Mike Dodo is BETTER than we think?! Or that he is what he is, and the gayters are a pile of dope dealing/ life threating terrorists!!! Wouldn’t they be labeled as domestic terrorists if they
didn’t play football?

ga GAYter- YOU STFU, please.

More Dawg arrests

September 20th, 2010
12:10 pm

So Georgia for example was “on top last year, but this year not so much.” Or was it not so much last year and this year they are on top? Or neither?

Sun Belt Champs

September 20th, 2010
12:11 pm

UGA fans bash the ACC, but the puppies have only proven they can beat teams from the Sun Belt.

PapaDawg

September 20th, 2010
12:11 pm

Moredog arrest you have to be a Tech Geek who has nothing to add to a football blog because you don’t know a thing about the sport

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
12:12 pm

hey timmy….

er….you miss the Bama-PSU game, and AU-Clemson?

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
12:14 pm

Timmy

LSU-UNC, UT-Oregon

More Dawg arrests

September 20th, 2010
12:15 pm

PapaDawg, I’m not the one who threw out a “on top this year, next year not so much” comment about the Georgia Bulldogs. And although I’m not a “Tech geek”, I do think they will find a way to beat ya’ll this year. You guys are an embarrassment to the SEC.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
12:16 pm

Gen Neyland, so which RB of yours are we going to put on the Heisman watch list?

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
12:17 pm

i am just a big a dawg fan as anyone on here, i’m just asking
why aren’t fans feed up with this sorry Bull$#&@ every year
from our beloved head ball caoch!!! we are not prepared and
are not well conditioned go back and look @ the tape, when will
it change?? thanks some one finally heard ME!!!!

Bud

September 20th, 2010
12:18 pm

We need to build the biggest,fastest,meanest,ugliest,DEFENCE in the nation. We need killers out there. Players who can go out there in shorts and t shirts and barefooted and play. We need to hurt people. If someones offence fears us the battle is already won. Send a recruiter to Samoa. That tiny island has 65,000 people (1/2 of Sanford stadium) with 4 players in the NFL.

PMC

September 20th, 2010
12:18 pm

I think Georgia has a bunch of guys that should be playing at Middle Tennessee State TOO.

More Dawg arrests

September 20th, 2010
12:19 pm

TIRED OF BEING NICE, call 1-800-hooked on phonics and fire whoever is homeschooling you.

More Dawg arrests

September 20th, 2010
12:19 pm

You, too, Bud. Help is only a phone call away.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
12:19 pm

@ TIRED OF BEING NICE

I for one have enjoyed your posts.

I’m just glad you don’t have to print them out. Your ink-cartridge budget wuld be enormous.

how2fish

September 20th, 2010
12:20 pm

timmy that was laugh out loud funny..SEC cream puff and the rankings will go up..Dude pass what it is your smoking.Sun Belt Champs sorry to burst that bubble but two mid tier SEC teams beat hell out of the ACC division champs last year…

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 20th, 2010
12:20 pm

I am surprised at how not one person has brought up how Gamble quit on the 3rd and long Ark had to bit%h to the unpire about being held. This ain’t basketball, shed the damn block and make a play. He was not held, and if he would have had more DETERMINATION he would have been able to make the play.

Ole Ball Fan

September 20th, 2010
12:23 pm

Rank the current SEC coaching staffs: My picks 1) Bama 2) Fla 3) SC 4) Arky 5) tie: UGA / LSU and hearing footsteps from 7) Miss St. UGA superior head coach w/ weaker staff.

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
12:25 pm

@ more dawg arrest
who died and made you the dodo monitor

crackDaddy

September 20th, 2010
12:26 pm

Even if LeMay ends up at UGa, and that is a “big if”, he is sucking hind tit in the national HS QB of the Year (even if he were playing). There are two big time QB’s in SC and NC that are going to be even bigger recruits: Marquise Williams, QB, Mallard Creek (Charlotte, N.C.): Williams, the UNC verbal commit, and the Mavericks have outscoring their first three opponents 161-6. Williams has led the offensive onslaught by throwing for 760 yards and 17 touchdown passes while rushing for nearly 300 more.

Justin Worley, QB, Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.)The Tennessee verbal commitment threw for 288 yards and five touchdowns in a 41-2 win. Worley is completing nearly 65 percent of his pass attempts this season with 14 touchdown passes in three games.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
12:26 pm

Ole Ball Fan

Bama fan here, but would have to include the AU staff in the upper tier. Think that Chizik has done an o/s job to date. Starting from scratch (thanks Coach TT), and having Saban entrenched a few miles away ain’t a job for the weak at heart.

More Dawg arrests

September 20th, 2010
12:26 pm

Yep, Mississippi State favored by 2 over Georgia. Just looked it up and the “other” Bulldogs are definitely the favorite.

Coach O

September 20th, 2010
12:28 pm

@timmy

The only way for the ACC to schedule “creampuffs” would be for them to avoid playing ANY OOC games.

More Dawg arrests

September 20th, 2010
12:28 pm

I think Mississippi State is a lock only giving up 2 at home. They are the most improved team in the SEC, especially playing at home.

REA

September 20th, 2010
12:29 pm

Tony the game didn’t go into overtime…

PapaDawg

September 20th, 2010
12:29 pm

Don’t you just love these blog grammar police. Please get a life, we’re talking football not English 101.

G8R GRAD

September 20th, 2010
12:29 pm

Gen.:

“KerryB : This blog is an open forum for all things college football. That’s Mr CFB’s way. Although you may want it to be about UGA, it’s not and blessedly, will never be. The back slapping, atta boy UGA blog would be the Junkyard Blawg down the hall on the left. Enter at your own risk…”

:-D

PapaDawg

September 20th, 2010
12:30 pm

Enter your comments here

GeorgiaBoy

September 20th, 2010
12:31 pm

Hey, DawgH8R,

Dude, anger management.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
12:31 pm

G8R GRAD

does that mean my post re: John Kerry is inappropriate?

Coach O

September 20th, 2010
12:32 pm

Mississippi State will be a scrimmage for UGA.

Georgia may be down, but they’re not THAT far down. I expect a beatdown. State should thank Ole Miss for bumping them (temporarily) out of last place in the West.

More Dawg arrests

September 20th, 2010
12:33 pm

I guess grammar is like football, some days you’re on top of it and the next day not so much. Right PapaDawg?

Doug UGA 1983

September 20th, 2010
12:33 pm

UGA, Please establish an identity on offense and put big freshman Ogletree at safety.
How could he be worse.
Doug UGA 1983

More Dawg arrests

September 20th, 2010
12:35 pm

Coach O- the O must stand for “Out to Lunch” Did you not watch the Mississippi State-Auburn game? That QB is gonna run all over Georgia.

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
12:35 pm

WE’VE BEEN SCHLEBROCKED AGAIN BY CMR WOOSEY WOOSEY WOO WOO!!!!!

More Dawg arrests

September 20th, 2010
12:36 pm

TIRED OF BEING NICE, ever get tired of being stupid and illiterate too?

G8R GRAD

September 20th, 2010
12:36 pm

BTW, Gen.:

Your Volls showed a lot of heart this weekend – stayed in it for the entire 60 min.
Good luck to y’all.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
12:38 pm

3rdn8, Who does John Kerry play for and what position?

Cleveland Brown

September 20th, 2010
12:38 pm

If UGA is a better team than 0-2, then why are they 0-2? (this ought to be good).

Coach O

September 20th, 2010
12:39 pm

@More Dawg arrests

Sure, I watched the game. State lost, didn’t they?

But then, that’s what State does. They lose. They’ll lose again next Saturday.

dagnabit

September 20th, 2010
12:40 pm

It looks like a bunch of girly men playing for the bulldogs this year. Maybe that’s their identity now.

Bud

September 20th, 2010
12:40 pm

What was Ark. time of possesion vs UGA’s. If you aint got the ball it’s hard to score and visa versa.

GaDawg

September 20th, 2010
12:41 pm

“A Murray is only mediocre in passing accuracy and arm strength.” Adog come on! Did you see that hail Mary pass fly 70 yards? I’m willing to bet you do not make it 40 yards.

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
12:41 pm

gdawginkalamazoo

Kerry is not on any current roster, having been waived by the DNC. I did hear that he is recovering from a self-inflicted wound to the foot.

Cleveland Brown

September 20th, 2010
12:42 pm

A Big Dog – stick to the problems with your team because you’ve got ‘em pal. You sound like a crybaby.

More Dawg arrests

September 20th, 2010
12:42 pm

Keep telling yourself that, Coach O, and maybe you’ll start believing it by Saturday. Sounds like you are trying to convince yourself that the Dawgs can’t lose in Starkville. Just like the Dawgs couldn’t afford to lose to Arkansas at home?

SonofaDawg

September 20th, 2010
12:43 pm

Tiredofbeingnice, I fully, unequivically, and 100% agree with your posts. These fans need to stop being delusional and in denile. The coaches need to hold themselves accountable and not pass the buck to the players!

Bud

September 20th, 2010
12:43 pm

D E F E N C E !!!!!!!!!!!

3rdn8

September 20th, 2010
12:44 pm

I once heard of someone in “denile”….crocs got him.

PapaDawg

September 20th, 2010
12:44 pm

You should know GT Geekie

MountainDawg

September 20th, 2010
12:45 pm

Murray needs a (few) more chances, but CMR also needs to take another look at starting Mason IF Murray doesn’t improve against MSU & CO. Also, they need to stop handing off to (overrated) Ealey on short yardage & use the talented FBs (Chapas & Munz). Bobo also needs to use the TEs & FBs more in the passing game. OL needs much better performance & the DBs aren’t cutting it. I’m hoping for a turn-around, but won’t be shocked if we have to fight to (barely) make the Music City Bowl. :(

John

September 20th, 2010
12:45 pm

Lou – You are an IDIOT!!! It takes more than a QB. I think Murray looks really good. There is no way a logical person can blame the 0-2 start on Murray. How about looking at the Defense????? and the O-line????

Poetic Justice

September 20th, 2010
12:45 pm

Now that your boys have pissed away the delusional dawgfans hopes (never more than marginal at best) for any sort of championships, this will finally be the year you beat Florida. LMFAO!!!!!!!

Relax

September 20th, 2010
12:46 pm

The dawgs will beat miss state easy! They just got blown out by an average lsu team. Dawgs roll in Starkville: 37-20—bank it!

Coach O

September 20th, 2010
12:46 pm

I’m not a fan of either of the Dogs. I just know when a team is over-matched. Georgia wins this dog fight because State’s truly that bad. What evidence do you have to argue otherwise? A close loss to Auburn? Really?

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
12:46 pm

@more dawg arrests
that’s not what your girlfriend said last night!!

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
12:47 pm

Well we do have that Heisman Watch to look forward to this year.

Who are we going to put on the list next?

edumacated

September 20th, 2010
12:47 pm

Mr. Barnhart I have to disagree with you analyis of Murray. Is he terrible? No, but his upside is very limited. He does not have impressive enough speed to be considered dangerous outside of the pocket. He is short and it is not as easy for him to see over his O-line. He doesn’t seem to have good touch on his passes, as many of them are either late or high. He is a solid QB, but UGA needs a great talent. If you are tall and slow you better have a great arm and great vision like Mallet. If you are short then you had better have wheels like that dude from NC State. What does Murray have that makes him stand out?

Coach O

September 20th, 2010
12:50 pm

Georgia is playing the best QB that they have. The only question for Georgia fans is: Why is this the best QB that we have?

dawgfacedboy

September 20th, 2010
12:51 pm

The dawgs won’t win another game (Idaho St. not included) until they run the ball better. I’ll remember that assessment of UT when the dawgs play them.

10-12 in the East since ‘05 and 8-8 in their last 16 home games is plain unacceptable. Their are bigger problems in Athens besides the veteran O-line.

wtf?

September 20th, 2010
12:54 pm

what are you talking about nick?
too many interceptions?? he’s thrown 2?
stafford threw 13 his first season. i guess murray is the guy who left all of arkansas recievers wide open too.
stupid aaron murray, why cant you block better on the o-line either?

AlphaGator55

September 20th, 2010
12:54 pm

The Gators whole plan is to peak October 2…yeah that’s it. Gotta believe…!

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
12:55 pm

MountainDawg, LMAO! That list sounds like sh!t that should have been taken care of in the off season!

Just remember, as frustrated as we fans are I can’t imagine that the players are happy about the season so far.

DP

September 20th, 2010
12:57 pm

Enter your comments here

G8R GRAD

September 20th, 2010
12:57 pm

Alpha:

“Yeah, THAT’S the ticket!”

SonofaDawg

September 20th, 2010
12:57 pm

Mike Bob takes murray out of the shotgun and puts him back into the I-formation? LMAO! 3 and 4, Send all receivers downfield with no checkdown or TE? I guess Murray should have just thrown the ball up for grabs

Matt

September 20th, 2010
12:58 pm

all these people complaining about Murray don’t know anything about football. Yes, he held on to the ball a couple times, but he is definitely not the reason we lost the last 2 games.

I’m sure you guys will be singing his praise when the play-calling and defense come around.

dawgfacedboy

September 20th, 2010
12:58 pm

If you are calling for a QB change or are down on Murray you need to watch the game a little more. He just made his 3rd collegiate start. Stafford looked terrible as a freshman. We’d be 3-0 right now if our running game could be called anything close to effective.

I hear Ealey is studying to be a mattidor. All he needs out there in the pass blocking is a red cape and to yell “Ole’”!!!!

joe

September 20th, 2010
1:00 pm

Tony, I don’t think you saw the same UT/UF game I did. Take away the fake punt and UT may have won that game. Also, I remember last year when the UT qb struggled, only to look like a guy named Manning against UGA. Depleted depth or not, I wouldn’t right them off just yet…they may sneak up and bite somebody they aren’t supposed to beat in the next few weeks.

Cleveland Brown

September 20th, 2010
1:00 pm

Mark Richt has “manned up” to his max. What makes y’all think he’s got any more? Hell, he’s been there for a decade. Ain’t that long enough? Bobby Bowden said he wasn’t man enough. Time for a change or you’ll keep gettin’ more of the same. He’s actually going backwards.

dawgfacedboy

September 20th, 2010
1:02 pm

Sonofadawg- even the t.v. guys were dogging Bobo and that call. ” I don’t understand why on 3 and 4 you send everyone 15-20 yards downfield. Where’s the checkdown guy, where’s the guy in the flats?” Exactly!!!!!

how2fish

September 20th, 2010
1:02 pm

edumacated you even watch the games? Murray has scored 2 TD with his “wheels” so far and gotten us out of hot water by scrambling several times. Is he a world class sprinter..no but he seems pretty quick when he does run.And when has he had a hard time seeing over the line? Must be nice to see thru Murray’s eyes.I’ve seen him get knocked down but can’t remember a pass being batted down.

Mean Machine

September 20th, 2010
1:03 pm

Murray is the lone bright spot on this entire team. He’s holding onto the ball too long in some cases, but that’s because he knows the value of not turning it over. The WRs need to do a better job of getting open. The O-line flat out sucks! All this hype because they had experience. But if you’re a bad player and have experience playing badly, why are you supposed to be good simply because you’re older? The defense is an abomination! The coaching has been wretched! These last 2 weeks have shown a lack of preparation and motivation. I’m tired of watching it, it’s embarrassing! Why did this team wait 3 quarters to play football? That 4th qtr. showed what they’re capable of, yet this coaching staff doesn’t seem to have them ready to play each week. And that’s inexcusable! UGA should NEVER be in this position. At what point are we going to hold Richt accountable for this teams poor performance the last 5 years? Clearly this program is underachieving. 10-12 in the last 22 SEC games! Are you kidding me? That’s absurd! Maybe at Kentucky, that’s okay, but it should not be tolerated at UGA!

crackDaddy

September 20th, 2010
1:03 pm

Tom Dienhart just said CMR at “big crossroads”.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
1:03 pm

Murray is doing a great job so far. He can definitely throw well, he protects the ball pretty good too. To be the supposed weak link on the offense this year I would say he is far from that.

PapaDawg

September 20th, 2010
1:05 pm

Face it the Tide are the only ones looking strong again. Everybody have shown their weakness and are having growing pains including the Gators. We’ll just have to see which teams grow up the fastest.

JimminyDamnCricket

September 20th, 2010
1:06 pm

wtf? – Murray’s got plenty of time to catch Stafford’s INT record. He is actually a little behind, but after watching the first 2 real games, he will probably easily make it.

how2fish

September 20th, 2010
1:06 pm

crackDaddy who is Tom Dienhart and why on earth would I give a darn about what he has to say about anything?

wxwax

September 20th, 2010
1:09 pm

Clemson’s running game did indeed look good. That could be a problem for Tech.

Murray looks very good. As you’d expect from a young player, he holds onto the ball too long. With poor pass protection, that’s going to lead to trouble, as it did against Arkansas. But he throws a nice ball and seems composed. I like him.

Bryant

September 20th, 2010
1:09 pm

Ealy misses the block, very little effort, actually kind of cowardly. UGA very poor fundamentals. Second tier in SEC is long way from #1 in eary 2008. Kirby was Smart. RTR

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
1:11 pm

Hey prayers out to Coach Dantonio from Michigan State. Can’t believe that finish Saturday night. What a call. Either hero or goat. I do believe in all the years Dantonio has been at MSU I haven’t seen him actually smile until Saturday night.

NC Dawg

September 20th, 2010
1:11 pm

Bama was swimming around in the kiddie pool for many years. 6 and 7 win seasons were the norm. Suddenly, they are the best team in the country and things don’t look like they are going to change. Bama plays without its best RB and still wins. My guesstimation: it’s the coaching. The coaches get their players ready to play. I don’t like what I see at UGA. We seem to be stepping backwards and becoming a Florida State (6-7 wins).

We need a wakeup call. It starts with demoting Bobo. 3rd and 4: go for the short play for the first down…not the long ball. Bobo mentioned in the postgame that he was happy with the way we were catching the long ball. Great. How about getting the first downs on 3rd and 4 first.

Coach Richt: step up and get this team playing like a top 10 team again.

NiceWhiteRice

September 20th, 2010
1:13 pm

When the dogs start getting into the meat of their schedule, they will find that a little running quarterback is a liability. He ain’t seen pressure yet and somebody’s gonna drop a slobberknockin’ on him.

PAT

September 20th, 2010
1:15 pm

I was just wondering, how come there are so many UF, UA & Tech fans blogging under a article about UGA. And something else, if you love Alabama so much, why not go back and dig holes for outhouses or something. Florida people, love Florida so much, why don’t you go back and clean up the senior citizens centers or something. And last, but certainly no least Tech people, why don’t you just go play with your calculators or change the color of your plastic pocket insert. But mostly…just go away.

CDAWG

September 20th, 2010
1:16 pm

We lost the game Saturday because of blown coverages….that’s it! We should be winning when we put 24 points up. Murray needs to get better about not standing in the pocket so long. If he steps up and doesn’t see an open receiver he could tuck it and run for a few yards sliding feet first. I do agree with an earlier post that this team does lack heart. I don’t see the intensity out there that I would like to see.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
1:16 pm

NC Dawg, I don’t know that much about football X’s & O’s but if I were playing on the playground I would take the stick and draw something in the dirt for one of the tight ends on that 3rd and 4 play.

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
1:18 pm

anyone ever thought the reason our D sucks is because we practice
against a old I formation instead of an up to date SPREAD offence?
just sayin

Jim

September 20th, 2010
1:20 pm

You are correct, Murry is going to be a very good QB – too bad that neither Bobo or CMR will be here to see him really develop into that QB. Also, call Ealey out as the running back who “whiffed” on the pass blocks as he missed a few key blocks. It is almost like he is afraid of getting hurt but yet he runs the ball full steam. Go figure.

CMR will get this year and possibly next year but if UGA does not win the Eastern Division next year then he is GONE as will be the rest of his staff. Bobo actually needs to resign his position now and not wait.

Bob

September 20th, 2010
1:22 pm

Resign, at least the hit by the Arkansas DE was during an actual play unlike the cheap shot the uga d-lineman put on Mallett after the whistle had blown. Yes the crowd was very loud right then, but when EVERY other player stops you don’t let a d-lineman have a 5 yard run at the QB. Should have been a personal foul and automatic first down.

Brainiac

September 20th, 2010
1:22 pm

LOU: I was believing a little of what you contributed until I got to the part about UGA having better RB’s. That had to be a typo, right?

Jethro: I agree with you but don’t count on too many participants here having that 5th grade education.

Bud

September 20th, 2010
1:22 pm

If we score 24 points and the defence keeps the other team to 23 points or less who wins, huh ?

Coach O

September 20th, 2010
1:23 pm

@NC Dawg

“Bama was swimming around in the kiddie pool for many years. 6 and 7 win seasons were the norm.”

You are referring to the Mike Shula era at Alabama.

2003 – 4 Wins

2004 – 6 Wins

2005 – 10 Wins

2006 – 6 Wins

2007 – Adios, Coach Shula.

Losing seasons are never considered “the norm” at Alabama. That’s why they hired a new coach.

GA

September 20th, 2010
1:27 pm

Please get rid of MIKE BOBO, im tired of his terrible play calling. Why do send three guys deep on 3rd and short, he did it at least 3 times. Terrible!!!

sunny purdue

September 20th, 2010
1:27 pm

Wait just a minute. We have gone from a “wide open” SEC East to a lock for UF within 3 hours. Are you suggesting UGA was going to vie for the title? Are you serious? Tony, you should stand down on the fearless forecast for the rest of the year because UGA has “gotta” win the rest of their games – and clearly it does not matter what they “gotta” do.

Big Earl

September 20th, 2010
1:30 pm

We round up members of the defence’s family, put them on the sideline during the game and everytime there’s a defensive mistake we do something very horrible to their family.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
1:33 pm

Bob, I saw that play you are talking about. The announcers were mentioning that even the referee standing beside Mallet didn’t hear the whistle. That’s why he didn’t throw the flag. It did look bad but Gamble did let up after he lifted his head.

samuel clemens

September 20th, 2010
1:35 pm

while i was coming down the tn river i decided to dock, and yes spearing is illegal, and auburn once again is the king of hitting with the helmet, now these refs need to be fired now, these auburn players are all thugs,they are not to great but they love to hurt people just wait til those BAMA people get a hold of those thugs. im back on my riverboat headed to auburn to catch some crappee fish.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
1:35 pm

One bad call was that last TD pass by Mallet to win the game. That UGA cornerback CLEARLY pulled the flag off of that receivers belt. So he would have been down, right? I don’t know why Richt didn’t challenge that one.

Coach O

September 20th, 2010
1:35 pm

@gdawginkalamazoo

I saw that play also. It “looked” like it should have been called, but you don’t know what it “sounds” like if you aren’t on the field.

Johnny DangerDawg

September 20th, 2010
1:36 pm

Tony Barnhart nails a very sane and simple explanation of the condition of Georgia football. Even without AJ Green to stretch the field, the O-line still needs to be able to open up some holes for the running backs. If we could do that, suddenly the whole offense (and the offensive coaching staff) would look good.

gt

September 20th, 2010
1:36 pm

That Tech/ GA game was close last year too. We just wrote it off that Georgia was better than us even though it was some of the same stuff Tony talks about as he describes the Arkansas game. Tech didn’t have Nesbitt for a half, but came within one dropped pass by a first round draft choice of winning, still it is and always will be a loss. When you start gaging reality on excuses you are not in reality. You are also a fan not a sport’s journalist.

Nick

September 20th, 2010
1:37 pm

I have a feeling all these comments trashing murray are all comming from the same looser with nothing beeter to do. Also Our running backs are mediocre at best, they have no vision. None of them have the ability to find a cut back lane or bounce a play to the outside, they are just content to follow the fullback stait into the pile for a 3 yard gain. In the I formation 2 players at least will be unblocked on defense, it is up to the back to make at least one guy miss and we dont have a back who has been able to do that since Moreno. Its not like they are getting tackled in the backfield I put 90% of it on the backs.

NC Dawg

September 20th, 2010
1:38 pm

@ Coach O: True. Maybe not “the norm” but they were the end results. They were middle of the pack. No fire. Mistake prone. This is the UGA team now. I don’t want to see any more regression. We have the talent to play much better…even if we have a RS QB and a new defense.

No changes

September 20th, 2010
1:38 pm

Please UGA, don’t make any changes. The rest of the SEC enjoys playing you. It won’t be long until you will be scheduled as the homecoming opponent at several schools. Keep thinking you are a young team and will be ok when you mature. You don’t have one player that could start at Bama or Florida, except AJ Green. Oh wait a minute, he can’t play either.

Art

September 20th, 2010
1:40 pm

That was NOT a legal hit by auburn on Kyle Parker. The auburn thugs (they are notorious for dirty hits and chop blocks) went out of their way to take KP out of the game, and that’s why Clemson lost. If Parker hadn’t taken that ILLEGAL hit (look up the rules–no spearing with your helmet. That was a textbook example of what is NOT legal. KP was on the ground and the auburn player dives and puts his helmet straight in defenseless QB’s back) he would have hit the wide open WR in the endzone for the game-winning TD. Clemson got cheated, bottom line. Also, the bigger shame isn’t losing on a missed FG, it’s having the made FG erased for a ticky-tack call and THEN missing the second attempt.

Dawg Squeeze

September 20th, 2010
1:41 pm

From an AJC story: An Athens man wanted a parking spot badly enough to hit two people with his car to get it, police said.

Has Wash-Out Ealey been driving again? ;-)

PB

September 20th, 2010
1:44 pm

Tony I disagree on your take on the Vols. I only think there is one team in this league who would have come out 2-0 In that stretch of the last 2 games UT took on against Oregon and UF. As far as 2-6, it’s possible but highly doubtful. UGA & LSU are by no means a lock to beat UT based on their performances year to date. I expect UT to win at least one of these, but by no means will it be easy.

$750,000!!!

September 20th, 2010
1:44 pm

Grantham gets paid big money–those players better produce soon, or he will bench them!

ok for now

September 20th, 2010
1:45 pm

I’ve got a great idea for additional “motivation” for the dawgs. Have a red pantie “red-out” – All the Dawg fans in the stands wear red panties and the UGA players were red panties over their silver britches.
Go, you red pantie wearing Dawgs!!

Jeff Broyles

September 20th, 2010
1:47 pm

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BEAR

September 20th, 2010
1:47 pm

Will any of you who say Bobo’s playing calling is the problem at Ga be qualified to apply for the job if it becomes vacant? HELL NO,the guy has forgot more about football than all you put together knows.Thats why he is coaching at UGA and you all are selling USED CARS.

drzlstrangelovejr

September 20th, 2010
1:48 pm

The problem is Richt. Blame Bobo. Blame people like how2fish. Some blame there! Until UGA fans demand a coach who matches the opportunity at Georgia, we will forever be looking at Alabama and Florida as superior programs. Alabama, FSU, Auburn, Tennessee, and others take the cream of the recruits from the state of Georgia. This must stop!

Darrah

September 20th, 2010
1:50 pm

“Please UGA, don’t make any changes. The rest of the SEC enjoys playing you.”

Yes, everything is fine, a really crackerjack team. Don’t change a thing. :-)

And CMR is the best coach in the SEC. Really, don’t change a thing.

PAT

September 20th, 2010
1:51 pm

ok for now…..I hope you can do better than that…..That is some weak crap

SteveW

September 20th, 2010
1:51 pm

Every year VT starts slow – that’s why Boise scheduled them early.

At Ark. Houston Nutt started slow every year also, and was a beast in November.

When Murray is a Jr., and a Heisman candidate, I hope many of you will man up and admit you are wrong.

Anybody who knows coaching and talent, knew firing Willie and installing a 3-4, with the talent we had on had, losing 3 Sr. defensive lineman to the draft, losing our best CB Robey in recruiting at the last minute was going to be a major learning curve.

We lost to two teams with experienced Qb’s in the SEC – anybody with objectivity thought that would be the case. New Qb, new Def. system – besides our best player being suspended, our co-#1 RB out, our best blocking FB out, our depth at CB out with Branden gone. Get a life people. Richt didn’t forget how to coach. Getting rid of Willie hurts now, but Grantham will have us being beasts if you guys will have patience.

Stop the fire Richt junk, kills recruiting, and becomes a self fulfilling prophecy – let’s complete the Dream team, start a Dream team 2, and by ‘012 we’re competing for a NC, and you’ll be begging Richt to stay. I think some of this fire Richt stuff comes from non UGA fans posing as fans, to get UGA in disarray. Murray is the real deal.

The only disapointment I have with this team is the OL – it should be a beast and isn’t – we need to find out why. I know I don’t like Searles rotation system, but that’s me.

SteveW

September 20th, 2010
1:52 pm

“Had” should be “hand” in my last post – sorry

SteveW

September 20th, 2010
1:56 pm

And Miss. St. is the real deal also. If they hadn’t have had 5 TO’s versus LSU, they played them well – I think they outgained them. This is war.

So is Colo. with an off week while we’re in Starkville – war

UT – War
Vandy – War – their def. better than I thought they would be.
UK – Major War – we still haven’t stopped Cobb – is he like an 8th year Sr. or something?
UF – They have a week off to prepare – were dead I’m afraid – Nuclear War with chems involved
Auburn – Scorched earth war
GT – Blood bath

Get on the bandwagon and support the team! Go Coach Richt!

Hank

September 20th, 2010
1:56 pm

BO-Bo has got to go. The Dawgs are boring to watch. All I hear about is our top recruiting classes. How come our Wide Receivers can not seperate from coverages. And what is up with the personnel fouls? Run these kid’s until they puke and then run them some more.

RT

September 20th, 2010
1:57 pm

There are some real IDIOTS on here! Blaming a first year QB. He can’t block and throw at the same time. Play calling and poor blocking is the reason why UGA is 1-2. Throw in missed tackles as well. Murray was the one that got us back into the ARK game and tied it. Cox would have choked. I love my Dawgs, but have to agree with many of the other schools fans on here. At least half of you so-called UGA backers are complete idiots and know nothing about how the game of football is played. At least gain an educated guess before you post!
GO DAWGS!

LHardingDawg

September 20th, 2010
1:57 pm

SteveW – I could’nt have said it better myself.

SteveW

September 20th, 2010
2:01 pm

The Tide will lose a game – book it – they can’t play 6 teams with off weeks before and not get physically beat down. They may lose 2. And I hate it for “Bama, because they really are the best team in the country, and this scheduling fluke will prevent them from showing it.

producewiz

September 20th, 2010
2:02 pm

Florida has a quarterback Spurrier would love, but Urb is used to the shot gun and speading the field. this kid belongs under center, but truth is Urb and his staff do not know the old fashioned passing game.And if he finisheds 13 and 1 again, best coaching job he’s ever done, but I don’t think they can do it.

greg

September 20th, 2010
2:03 pm

tony b, its amazing the teams in the sec with black quartrbacks and are winning you say need to figure out what they are doing on offense, but with georgia who are losing their quarterback is going to be great. hmmm!

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
2:05 pm

Never any urgency to go after a team until we are down and time is running out

I would look over the film and those on the OL who didnt open up holes and didnt pass block

they would be handing out water to the players next several games with no uniform on and a t-shirt that says I suck and cannot block

BAMA dude

September 20th, 2010
2:07 pm

PAT

September 20th, 2010
1:15 pm
I was just wondering, how come there are so many UF, UA & Tech fans blogging under a article about UGA. And something else, if you love Alabama so much, why not go back and dig holes for outhouses or something. Florida people, love Florida so much, why don’t you go back and clean up the senior citizens centers or something. And last, but certainly no least Tech people, why don’t you just go play with your calculators or change the color of your plastic pocket insert. But mostly…just go away.

First off, don’t quit your day job. A comedian you aren’t. Secondly, and based on that drivel you typed I’ll understand if you don’t quite understand this, Tony Barnhart writes about COLLEGE FOOTBALL for the newspaper in the biggest city in the south. He also analyzes SEC games on CBS. There is a UGA blog on this site written by Chip Towers (right? or is he Tech?) and a fan blog called the Junkyard Blawg. Even though this particular post has a Georgia headline, this one is about college football in general, mostly focused in the south. Notice the bullets about the ACC and Florida.

Tool.

Coach O

September 20th, 2010
2:08 pm

@SteveW

You shouldn’t worry about what Bama does. Many loyal Bama fans argued that Shula was a good coach and a nice guy, but the AD fired him anyway. It doesn’t seem to have wrecked their recruiting yet.

wtf?

September 20th, 2010
2:08 pm

JimminyDamnCricket- that’s exactly my point.
and he will have a couple of thos horrible freshman games, just like stafford. once stafford got over his growing pains, he became the leader of the team and #1 draft choice. give murray time to make mistakes, he hasnt lost uga a game yet. the d, lack of running game, and poor play calling has lost us games. (and washaun ealey’s poor fundamental’s).

SteveW

September 20th, 2010
2:09 pm

And if Boise wins a NC, every SEC team should turn Independent, schedule 1 tough game a year (like VT, but early so you have the best chance to win when VT is notorious for slow starts), 1 mediocre team (like Oregon St.), and the weak sisters of the poor for the other 10 games and claim to be Nat’l champions. Boise can get up for 1 game and win, so can Furman at the Big house etc. – but they would be crushed in the SEC week in and week out – and playing GT, Colo., Arizona St. etc. on a weekly basis with only a couple of breather games. What a joke, and an insult to real football. National Champs should have to play a schedule – like Ohio State does, Miami (could you imagine Boise with the ‘Canes schedule? They couldn’t field a team with the injuries by the 6th week) etc.

Coach O

September 20th, 2010
2:11 pm

@greg

Yeah… That’s the problem. Georgia’s QB is just TOO white.

greg

September 20th, 2010
2:11 pm

maybe mark richt ought to consider recruiting some black quarterbacks unless he’s afraid the christian dog nation will run him out of town for sure then.

PAT

September 20th, 2010
2:11 pm

BAMA ….I guess you didn’t like the outhouse comment…as for this blog…learn to READ…I said “blogging under a article about UGA”…the part about ARTICLE…it has nothing to do with anything else that TB does or doesn’t do…this was related to the ARTICLE he wrote for this blog for TODAY.

SteveW

September 20th, 2010
2:12 pm

Coach O – I have no idea what your talking about – what did I say about Alabama and recruiting? I said they have a scheduling quirk that is going to hurt them this year and that their the best team in the country – what are you talking about?

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
2:13 pm

greg

Your an idiot

BAMA dude

September 20th, 2010
2:16 pm

No way Boise gets to go to the BCS Champ game. I’m looking for Oregon, Ohio State, Alabama, TCU, and Boise to all go undefeated. If that happens, Bama and OSU play for the National title, Oregon ends up in the Rose playing either the ACC Champ or B10 runner up (and they throw a fit about it) and Boise-TCU have to rematch (and they BOTH throw a fit about that). BCS would have egg on its face everywhere.

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
2:16 pm

Could the reason our defense be this bad is because we practice
against a old I formation instead of a up to date spread offense.
it’s like watching TV on the old UHF instead of HD? just sayin

Relax

September 20th, 2010
2:16 pm

OK, let’s all just relax a bit. Mr. College Football is right we’re going to be fine, we just lost to 2 top 15 teams, and to one just barely. If we man-up the O-line and get our starters back we may still go 10-2.

Dixie Redcoat Band

September 20th, 2010
2:17 pm

2010…over
2011…not much better
2012…new coaching staff
2013…takes a while to get new coaching staff going
2014…UGA finally comes close to winning
2015…UGA wins SEC East

greg

September 20th, 2010
2:21 pm

flat tire

i expected a rascist response to my opinion

Hank

September 20th, 2010
2:21 pm

Does anyone agree that Bo-Bo should Go-Go?

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
2:21 pm

10-2 give me a break

Not with our play calling

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
2:22 pm

Oh I’m a racist

But your comment is not, like I said your an idiot

5IML

September 20th, 2010
2:24 pm

CBS doubleheader on Oct. 2:

3:30 Tennessee at LSU
8:00 Florida at BAMA

BAMA dude

September 20th, 2010
2:24 pm

PAT

*sigh*

1) This is a blog post, not an article

2) The headline concerns UGA, the bulk of the post does not (did you read it?). This is a COLLEGE FOOTBALL post by Tony Barnhart, NOT a UGA post.

3) You are a bigger tool than I thought.

Blue

September 20th, 2010
2:25 pm

Tony; so why is the difference between winning and losing “very small in the SEC” and not other conferences? Kind of like the SEC is the only conference that hits hard (yeah, although Auburn won, ask them if Clemson hit them hard). And despited the fact that, yes, the ACC has proven that they are not strong this year, and despite the fact that I will admit that in MOST years (including AL this year), the best SEC team is better than the best team in any other conference, here is something that I still find troubling (and although I quantified for this year only, I have seen it in the last 3 years at least); the SEC, in non conference, will NOT travel to play a non conference game with teams from other BCS conferences (with very rare exceptions). For instance, this year, away games with MSU vs Houston, Ole Miss vs Tulane, GA vs Colorado and Vandy vs UConn. The other FOUR total away games vs BCS conferences are ALL intra-state games; FL/FSU, KY/Louisville, SC/Clemson, UT/Memphis. I am NOT an ACC fan, but I’ll tell you one thing; they have gone on the road and played some tough OOC games (including against the SEC). Would LOVE to see the SEC start scheduling JUST A COUPLE…HERE AND THERE…road games against teams without ‘multiple directions’ in front of their school name.

DIT

September 20th, 2010
2:26 pm

I for one thought that UF/Bama game would be one for the ages, but if UF plays like they have been Bama will be running away with it in the 2nd qurter.

Tenn/LSU will be an ugly game

SteveW

September 20th, 2010
2:26 pm

Bama’s scheduling quirk:
at SC – SC has an off week to prepare
Ole Miss – off week to prepare – and Nutt will have them clicking by then
At UT – off week to prepare – will be a blood bath
At LSU – off week to prepare – a real blood bath
Miss. St. – off week to prepare – war
Auburn – off week to prepare, and only 6 days rest instead of 7

If ‘Bama goes undefeated, they may go down as one of the best teams ever. That’s their scheduling quirk – but hey, it happens. Man up and play your games and don’t whine, because it happens to everybody sooner or later – unless your Boise.

BAMA dude

September 20th, 2010
2:27 pm

greg,

ever heard of DJ Shockley? Amazingly, Richt survived his tenure at UGA. Sometimes he even took the immortal David greene out to put Shockley in.

greg

September 20th, 2010
2:27 pm

flat tire

i merely pointed out what i see, which are facts, you resulted to name calling. you exposed yourself for what you are! but don’t be alarmed, there are many in georgia just like you.

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
2:28 pm

relax what starters are missing that are gonna be immediate
impacts (AJ GREEN)? and who’s to say that aj won’t tank it
in so he doesn’t get hurt going into the NFL draft? AJ GREEN
hurt this team too!

SteveW

September 20th, 2010
2:29 pm

Bamadude – I hope your right, because right now Boise’s weak schedule makes them a joke.

Coach O

September 20th, 2010
2:29 pm

@SteveW

You made the argument in your earlier post that talking about firing Coach Richt would hurt Georgia’s recruiting. I suspect that keeping him will hurt recruiting even more at this point. Coach Shula, like Coach Richt, was a “nice guy”. Both are also qualified coaches. Here’s the thing: When your program takes a slide, people lose confidence in the program. It may not be fair to blame it all on the Head Coach, but replacing him is the only way to make a clean start. Hiring a new coach can backfire — see UT as an example. Most SEC fans who aren’t Georgia faithful know that you guys have given Coach Richt too long to right this ship. The sooner you take your medicine and hire a new HC, the sooner this WeedWhacker Bowl nightmare will end. I admire your loyalty, but it’s hurting your favorite SEC football program.

BAMA dude

September 20th, 2010
2:30 pm

SteveW, that will definitely be a challenge for the boys in Crimson. Columbia, Baton Rouge, and the Iron Bowl will all be tough contests along with Fayetteville on Saturday. I do agree that Alabama will earn its spot in history if they repeat under these conditions. Far from a given.

Silver Britches, Red Panties

September 20th, 2010
2:31 pm

Tony, it made me sick to see what those awful Hogs did to our beloved Dawgs!

I know Coach Richt has his hands full with important decisions like what color jerseys to wear, but why doesn’t he start calling the plays?

5IML

September 20th, 2010
2:31 pm

SteveW,

BAMA moved the Ga St game to Thursday. So, BAMA has 8 days to prepare for Aub instead of 6.

17 of 20

September 20th, 2010
2:31 pm

I think that considering Murray’s height the SEC should invoke a rule that the opposing team’s defensive line has to keep one knee on the ground until the pass leaves his hand. Just maybe with that rule he will make it to the end of the season.

SteveW

September 20th, 2010
2:31 pm

Don’t be surprised if ‘Bama doesn’t lose at SC on Oct. 9th. – coming off At Ark. – tough game; UF – you know it will be tough; and them At SC, while Spurrier has an off week to prepare – what a game!

SteveW

September 20th, 2010
2:32 pm

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
2:33 pm

greg

what do you see

I didnt see that in the SEC or National Championship games the last several years

So what do you see

Observer

September 20th, 2010
2:33 pm

A 2.5 underdog to Miss St.

Keep telling yourselves your an elite progam and in the NC hunt every year.

Taking irrational exuberance to a new level.

Flyin' Dawg

September 20th, 2010
2:34 pm

I am not even going to read the rest of the posts. The people calling for Murray to be benched in favor of Mason or Gray need to sit down and keep their mouth shut. They know nothing about football. Murray has dane VERY well to this point with the playbook he has been given. When it is all said and done, Murray will be one of the best QB’s in the SEC and everyone will be asking why Bobo is having our WR’s run 20 yd patterns when all we need is six. Also, why is Ealy even in there if he can’t block.

5IML

September 20th, 2010
2:35 pm

If S. Carolina takes care of business this weekend, BAMA will face three top-ten times, consecutively.

Coach O

September 20th, 2010
2:35 pm

@greg

“i expected a rascist response to my opinion”

Why wouldn’t you? Your’s is a racist opinion.

r2d2

September 20th, 2010
2:35 pm

Don’t blame QB Murray. He just executes the plays called in by Bobo.

how2fish

September 20th, 2010
2:37 pm

greg I’m with Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville your really are an idiot.17 of 20 tell you what can they can invoke a rule that helps Poncey hike the ball while your at it? Watching his and Brantley’s exchanges are worth the price of a ticket…too funny.

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
2:37 pm

take our medicine now!!FIRE COACH MARK RICHT we pay him well
for this? EVERY BODY ALL AT ONCE!!!!!!!!!! COME ON MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DawginLex

September 20th, 2010
2:38 pm

UGA 28 MSU 20

SteveW

September 20th, 2010
2:39 pm

Coach O – Richt’s record is a far cry from 4W, 6W, 10W, and 6W that Shula had. He’s 91-29, 50-24 in the SEC, never won less than 8 games in a season, and has never had a losing SEC record. He’s 7-2 in Bowl games. He’s finished #2 and #3 in the country. 6 top 10 finishes in 9 years. Pretty good, and towering over Shula at Alabama I might add.

dawghater

September 20th, 2010
2:39 pm

Somewhere Willie Martinez is laughing his butt off.

Coach O

September 20th, 2010
2:39 pm

@Flyin’ Dawg

The people calling for Murray to be benched in favor of Mason or Gray are almost all being posted by the same troll.

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
2:40 pm

FLYIN DAWG YOU NEED TO SAY WITH ME!!!!!COME ON MAN!!!!!

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
2:41 pm

greg

And another thing you call out christian people as being racist

the only racists is you,

like I said before your a complete idiot and a moron

Coach O

September 20th, 2010
2:43 pm

@SteveW

I don’t disagree with your Shula vs. Richt comparison. Then again, the two coaches stepped into dramatically different circumstances. Mike Shula made the best of a bad situation at Bama. He showed progress in his first three years, but then the wheels fell off.

Don’t wait until all four wheels fall off in Athens to admit that you have a problem. That’s all I’m saying.

robdawg08

September 20th, 2010
2:43 pm

I bet Tennessee will beat UGA,Tony. So would that make us Georgia State ?

Observer

September 20th, 2010
2:43 pm

Don’t worry boys, Shreveport is not an option for the SEC anymore.

But playing East Carolina in Memphis is on the horizon

SteveW

September 20th, 2010
2:43 pm

Richt has also won 4 East titles and 2 SEC championships in those 9 years. 8 consecutive top 25 finishes, 4 times we finished the season #6 or higher. Had a #1 NFL draft choice along the way also. 8-1 versus Tech. Come on fans, give him a break, get behind him – he can lead us to a Nat’l Championship

Short Man

September 20th, 2010
2:44 pm

Murray’s too short to play QB in the SEC. He has to roll out every play to see over the linemen.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
2:45 pm

When you dont throw to two of the best TE’s in the nation

When you continue to run straight up the middle only to get stuffed everytime

When you continue to throw sideline passes for no gain

When you continue to throw deep when your backed in a corner

It puts more pressure on your QB, Murry did fine better than he should, its the coaching people

Coach O

September 20th, 2010
2:45 pm

SteveW,

Where’s he led you in the past three years?

BAMA dude

September 20th, 2010
2:45 pm

Gents, if you continue to feed the troll he just becomes a fatter, uglier flamer than he already is. Don’t let knuckleheads denigrate the conversation.

robdawg08

September 20th, 2010
2:45 pm

My prediction Missy State 27 UGA 17
And it pains me to say this !

Gen Neyland

September 20th, 2010
2:45 pm

Relax : Nice spin on the ranking losses caling them both Top 15. Maybe today, but…I like to look at the rankings of opponents, wins and losses, at each respective kickoff, not a week or so later. Why..? Because if they rise in the polls it comes at our (your) expense. Nothing to feel good about there.

DawginLex

September 20th, 2010
2:48 pm

Yeah, Murray can’t play. That is why he has completed 62% of his passes.

He is not the problem.

and 17 out of 20, I hope you hang around for Murray’s 4 years in Athens.
He is going to win a lot of games before he is done.

We have not lost to anyone that wouldn’t have beaten florida on the same day. Luckily, you don’t play Arkansas. SC will beat you and go to ATL.

SteveW

September 20th, 2010
2:49 pm

2 worst moves Richt ever made in my opinion – Defensive Coordinator job to Willie Martinez, because he didn’t want high Coaching turnover, so he thought Willie would stay a while. And Bobo for the same reason, and the Ga. fan base – Bobo’s a Ga. guy. But he could go 1-11 this year, and with his production at UGA, we should give him another year. Guys been great for UGA, and the other fans want him gone because their scared of him, Grantham, Lakatos, Belin etc. Ga. football is on the rise.

The amazing thing is, we can have a new Fr. QB, lose our best player, install a new defense, and still almost beat 2 very good to great QB’s who are Jr.’s and 2 top 15 squads who both say this is their best teams in many years. That’s the amazing thing. Our worst teams are almost as good as other programs best teams.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
2:49 pm

Observer

Dont worry GT will lose again to the Shreveport bound BULLDOGS

Only this time the Orange Bowl Brass will finally wake up and cancel the ACC’s automatic bowl bid

Due to lost revenue from no fan support, and TV ratings that are worse than re-runs of “ALF”

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
2:49 pm

Gen Neyland, Talking about the rankings, SC jumped 10 spots after they beat us, Arky jumps into the top 10. Usually beating UGA gets our opponent a good jump in the polls. Since we are no longer in the “Others receiving votes:” I doubt that will be the case any longer. However, IF we do beat somebody ranked they are likely to fall out of the polls. LMAO!

BAMA dude

September 20th, 2010
2:50 pm

The only knock I have on Murray right now is that he seems to read his first option then take off. There were several times Saturday that he had a pocket to stand in or step up into, but he created pressure by running outside of it. Sometimes the QBs who are good runners can be the hardest to train. He needs to go through his progressions a little better before bolting.

Gen Neyland

September 20th, 2010
2:50 pm

Zoo : What’s a Heisman..?

G8R Grad : Again, congrats to the Gators. Notice how both our guys were helping each other up after plays, patting rumps and helmets in a show of good game conduct..? They even mingled around midfield after the game and bullshated. Kinda different than last year, huh..?

DawginLex

September 20th, 2010
2:51 pm

I wish he had taken off on 3rd and 4 or

ignored the play that was called and ran an audible and got the first down.

Gen Neyland

September 20th, 2010
2:52 pm

Zoo : I think you’ve nailed it…

Coach O

September 20th, 2010
2:52 pm

Enjoy “almost” winning Steve. You’ll have plenty of that to savor in the coming years.

BAMA dude

September 20th, 2010
2:54 pm

Gen Neyland, I don’t think that was spin. We aren’t used to USCe and Arky being much good, but this year’s teams are better than most in my opinion. USCe has the big skill position players on offense and a strong front seven, while Arky has a veteran offense led by an experienced NFL bound QB. Are either of them the 2009 version of bama or Florida? No. But they are stout nonetheless.

SteveW

September 20th, 2010
2:55 pm

Last post – Richt another year not Bobo – not having an outlet guy on 3rd and 4 on a game winning drive is unacceptable. And to blame Murray – what did you want him to do, throw an Interception? No, we should have had 2 guys downfield and 2 guys underneath, so if the downfield wasn’t open, Murray had a safety valve. Bad play calling by Bobo – cost us the game most likely.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
2:56 pm

SteveW, you are correct. For lack of a better term, our “worse” teams in years did hang with SC’s and Arky’s best team in years. Still we could have won those games and we wouldn’t be having these conversations.

Observer

September 20th, 2010
2:56 pm

Yo Flat Tire…Bet the trailer on the Dawgs this week, they just don’t lose to 2nd tier teams.

Oops, scratch that. 2 and 6 in the last 8.

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
2:56 pm

@STEVE W did we hoist a national championship trophy
in any of those years? COME ON MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stop buying into that? CRM and company need to MAN UP

just a fan

September 20th, 2010
2:57 pm

Now that we’ve played three games this season, why not take a snapshot of how everybody in the SEC has fared in the past 30 games?

Here’s how it breaks down:

1. Alabama – 28-2

1. Florida – 28-2

3. LSU – 21-9

4. Georgia – 20-10

5. Ole Miss – 19-11

6. Auburn – 18-12

6. Kentucky – 18-12

8. Arkansas – 17-13

8. South Carolina – 17-13

10. Tennessee – 14-16

11. Mississippi State – 12-18

12. Vanderbilt – 10-20

SteveW

September 20th, 2010
2:58 pm

Coach O – Hope you enjoyed it while the Dawgs were on top, and you guys were floundering. Hey, if I knew where the next Nick Saban was I would say fire Mark Richt. But since I don’t, we probably need to keep what we got, and win a NC from there. Hope Nick stays with you guys for a while….

Jake

September 20th, 2010
2:58 pm

Richt is one of the senior coaches in the SEC. Has he ever won the SEC?

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
3:00 pm

Gen Neyland, the Heisman Trophy usually goes to the best poser on a highly ranked team. For example, Charles Woodson.

TaterToter

September 20th, 2010
3:01 pm

PAT – go back and read Tony’s article and THEN apologize about this being a Fleabag column only!

shankit

September 20th, 2010
3:01 pm

Coach Years Record Win Pctg. SEC’s Bowl Record

Dooley 64-88 201-77-10 ,715 6 8-10-2
Goff 89-95 89-95 .574 0 2-2
Donnan 96-00 40-19 .678 0 4-0
Richt 01-??? .767 2 (3EAst 7-2

So, ya’ll want to get back to your ol’ winning ways?
Seems like your current coach has the best record.

SteveW

September 20th, 2010
3:02 pm

Tiredofbeingnice – And who do you propose to bring in with a better resume than Mark Richt? Just anybody, because we lost 2 games to top 15 opponents? Will that really make us closer to a Nat’l Championship? Any suggestions?

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
3:02 pm

Observer

I wont do that

But I will bet my toilet that UGA wins

See I’m having my toilet replaced and

I paid a Sanitation Engineer from GT to come replace it for me

I was told the Sanitation Engineering degree from GT puts out some of the finest toilet mechanics in the state

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
3:03 pm

Jake, your mom is calling you. She found your lightsaber batteries, you can go back to the yard now. Be careful and don’t hang yourself on your darth vader cape.

Delbert D.

September 20th, 2010
3:03 pm

gdawginkalamazoo – That’s one small jump for Arkansas, and one giant leap for Mississippi State. (Shhh… we all know that was a hoax, right?)

Also, where can I get one of the Heisman watches that you mentioned? I was at Target this morning and I didn’t see any.

Gen Neyland – I was impressed by Derek Dooley in the 4th quarter walking the sidelines and telling his guys to keep fighting.

SteveW

September 20th, 2010
3:04 pm

Jake – Yes, twice. And the East 4 times. In 9 years.

SteveW

September 20th, 2010
3:06 pm

So in a down time, UGA has the 4th best record out of 12 teams in the SEC. The next 30 games will be much better.

Gen Neyland

September 20th, 2010
3:08 pm

Thanks Zoo. For the record, I’m finding myself in disagreement with Mr CFB more often than not these days. UGA’s OL is pretty good. Not great, but pretty good. They’ll have a time with Florida and possibly Kentucky down the road but things can change by then. Murray is a WIP. He’s gotta do a better job counting 1-2-3 let it fly, or get the he@& outta there. New QB, seasoned line. Don’t expect the OL to hold back the bulls until the QB THINKS he SEES something. It’ll come to Murray…JMHO

TaterToter

September 20th, 2010
3:08 pm

Flat Tire – Murry (your spelling) can’t throw to two of the best TE’s in the nation because they aren’t on his team, doofus.

Observer

September 20th, 2010
3:12 pm

Flat Tire…I apologize, I thought you were an idiot, but you are obviously not.

Good idea not to wager your life savings and castle.

Who knows? in a few more years of working hard, you and the little lady can upgrade to the double-wide.

Gen Neyland

September 20th, 2010
3:12 pm

Delbert D : Dadgum George Patton like wasn’t it..? Well, with the exception they failed to hold the line or advance. But yeah, CDD’s gotta keep adjusting attitudes and get them to play, win or lose, for 60 minutes. UAB will not be easy. I’ve always had respect for the way that UAB plays.

Jim

September 20th, 2010
3:13 pm

The bottem line is until CMR stops looking for the second coming of Charlie Ward we’ll never get better.To go year in and year out without a QB ready to play is sad. Forget AJ Green, he made his bed let him lay in it. We have two other 6′5″ WR and a pack of TEs that haven’t seen the ball in so long that they don’t know what it looks like. Kiffen would be undefeated this year with this team.

PAT

September 20th, 2010
3:14 pm

BAMA dude…..are you my wife? you must really know me….talking about my big tool,,,maybe you should learn to proof yourself, FOOL

georgiagirl

September 20th, 2010
3:15 pm

BoBo seems to always blow games for Georgia.

Foxsports.com Past players file lawsuit against NCAA for all the money that they are making off college players in different sports.

Always a DAWG FAN

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
3:16 pm

georgia football program in coffee terms UGA Maxwell house
BAMA & THE GATORS STARBUCKS, we keep drinking the maxwell
when the “ELITE” drink STARBUCKS nuff said!!

17 of 20

September 20th, 2010
3:17 pm

SteveW

Murray will be just like Zire 0 for 4.

Jackson

September 20th, 2010
3:17 pm

You Dawg Fans are going to have to be patient………Richt has only had ten years??????

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
3:18 pm

Tater Toter

We dont throw to them so you wouldnt know, you havent seen them

And I guess Phil Steele is a doofus too since he talked about them several times on rivals radio

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
3:20 pm

Gen Neyland, what is this “play 60 minutes” that you speak of? I notice our guys played for 59 minutes and 45 seconds.

Observer

September 20th, 2010
3:21 pm

Flat Tire,

Enjoy the rest of your season.

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
3:22 pm

STEVE W the guy @ boise state could probably be bought
into ATHENS, look @ his body of work, his program looks
alot better than ours, i’m just saying it time for change
because it doesn’t look any better than the last 5yrs.

Observer

September 20th, 2010
3:22 pm

Sorry, I guess this one’s over.

Think you’ll be talking NC next year?

can't see the truth

September 20th, 2010
3:23 pm

All of you guys saying Aaron Murray isn’t the QB(referring to the first page). Serious? Matthew Stafford had a words TD:INT ratio than Murray when comparing their first 3 starting games and Stafford went against less talented teams. And I don’t know about you guys, but I doubt I ever saw a rally in the second half from Stafford like I did with Murray. Give this kid more time, and he’s going to bring the ole’ Bulldogs back.

About the…we shouldn’t have lost, we converted more 3rd and 4th downs than Arkansas, we had the better players, so it was the QB’s fault. We only converted more because Arkansas didn’t get into as many 3rd downs as we did, they got the job down 1st or 2nd down. We continue to inch our way up, struggle to grab yard for yard, I saw some very poor blocking in that game, it was sickening.

and the Ealey 4.8 per carry. That guy would get a big run, 7 yard run. Next play, get stuffed. Inconsistent, from either him or the line.

I’m glad we lost. It should serve as a huge wake up call to the UGA team and staff. Because of course they need that every year. Next week is going to be a new team, a much better team. Believe it.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
3:25 pm

Observer

No we dont need to upgrade were doing just fine

I know a double wide is high hopes for a Sanitation Engineer thats why you like to mention it so much

if you do a good job installing my toilet there will be an extra tip for you

Use that money to go buy you a date for a change

Your getting a little boring talking about designing toilets everyday, you need to live some

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
3:25 pm

the head coach @ Oregon, the head man @ uconn, the rutgers head man
just to name a few

BAMA dude

September 20th, 2010
3:25 pm

PAT it says you “are” a bigger tool than I thought.

Don’t worry though, I’m done with you. Flame away, you won’t be acknowledged on my end any further. Frankly sorry I ever did.

dawghater

September 20th, 2010
3:26 pm

Be careful who you fire, you never know what you’ll get!

BAMA dude

September 20th, 2010
3:28 pm

Be very careful what you wish for when it comes to small school coaches. Petersen has shown he can win a big game on occasion by finding a few diamonds in the rough and running some trickeration. Recruiting four and five star athletes against other elite programs is another matter. You can’t win SEC Championships without great athletes.

5IML

September 20th, 2010
3:29 pm

Tony,

I hope tomorrow’s blog is about something positive. Are there any medical breakthroughs you can write about?

All of this gloom-and-doom is real bummer.

BAMA dude

September 20th, 2010
3:30 pm

Why would Oregon’s head coach leave for Georgia? They are similar programs, imo.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
3:31 pm

Observer

Your having a quality season, I’m so envious

Losing to Kansas, who lost to the South Dakota Ranch Herders and Southern Miss

Barely winning against a UNC team who has nobody on defense

How’s the NESBITTY for Heisman campaign coming, or those high NC hopes that have been all dashed since the MIGHTY POWERFUL ACC has looked so good against opponents outside their conference

what is the ACC’s record against non-conference opponents 1-7 so far wow

Oh get ready for a Clemson, Miami, and UGA beatdown

Observer

September 20th, 2010
3:32 pm

Wrong assumption on you part Flat Tire. Vols fan.

By next summer you’ll forget all about the reality of this seson, as you guys do every year.

G8R GRAD

September 20th, 2010
3:33 pm

produce:

“Florida has a quarterback Spurrier would love, but Urb is used to the shot gun and speading the field. this kid belongs under center, but truth is Urb and his staff do not know the old fashioned passing game.”

Where were you in 2006? ! ! !

chicgodawgs

September 20th, 2010
3:34 pm

The bottom line with the dawgs comes down to very poor and predictable playing calling by Bobo and overall a very weak team physically, as far as the strength program. I told my dad last year if uga alumni are happy with 9-3 or 8-4 they should keep Richt and the entire staff. The dawgs also have top recruiting classes every year and yet when they come to uga they are an average player (Spurrier said something like that in the 90s). I hope we make it to the papajohns bowl in Birmingham!

how2fish

September 20th, 2010
3:36 pm

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville you forgot to mention the Bugs lost to the Jayhawks who got the crap kicked out of them last week by Southern Miss that SC beat like a rented mule.

dawghater

September 20th, 2010
3:37 pm

“Tired of Being Nice” – Chip Kelley’s not leaving Oregon for UGA. If you’ve not noticed Oregon’s got a strong program itself. UCONN just lost to Temple last week and check Rutger’s had some NCAA issues. But go ahead and roll the dice!

5IML

September 20th, 2010
3:37 pm

Kool Aid, lollipops, and gum drops!

Can’t we all just get along?

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
3:37 pm

how2fish

I did bottom of page 7 post

G8R GRAD

September 20th, 2010
3:38 pm

5IML:

“If S. Carolina takes care of business this weekend, BAMA will face three top-ten times, consecutively.”

Add to that, your boys will have to beat either UF or USCe TWICE to get to the Big Dance.
No easy task.

how2fish

September 20th, 2010
3:39 pm

chicgodawgs riddle me this because no one else can..how is that when Bobo calls a play that for any reason doesn’t do anything he is a moron, but when he calls plays that result in TD scoring drives (see the 2 4th quarter drives last week) he never gets credit for those?

Mark Richt

September 20th, 2010
3:40 pm

Falt Tire – please don’t post here anymore as a dog fan. You are a far bigger emabarrasment to this team and school (we know you didn’t attend here or anywhere else) than Bobo is. Just cut your mom’s computer off and clean up your room. That isn’t too much to ask of a 48 year old, is it?

Observer

September 20th, 2010
3:40 pm

The reality is, you guys have always defined mediocrity in football, conceding only every once in while (like 30 years ago), even a blind squirel finds a nut.

Our program was in complete turmoil last year and beat you again… by what was it… 40?

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
3:40 pm

Observer, “By next summer you’ll forget all about the reality of this season, as you guys do every year”

Forget about the reality of this season? Hell I forgot about the reality of last week. We’re dawgs that’s what dawgs do.

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
3:41 pm

thats your opinion bama dude and that was mine ok

AppalachianMatt

September 20th, 2010
3:42 pm

Gators are going to have their hands full on Nov 20th. The night the swamped gets drained.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
3:43 pm

Observer

Now You’re a Tennessee fan

Yea ok it took how many posts for you to come clean

Well if you are, I really dont think you have any room talking about double wides being a Tennesee fan my friend

I think thats why you people from Tennessee invented Jack Daniels and Jim Beam, your so poor you have to drink the reality of being the kings of white trash away

Stay thirsty my friend

Observer

September 20th, 2010
3:45 pm

gdawginkalamazoo, well said

Mark Richt

September 20th, 2010
3:46 pm

how 2 swish – quit playing off our losses. Tech won Saturday and we didn’t. FACT!

5IML

September 20th, 2010
3:46 pm

G8R,

Yep, we have a long row to hoe. If I have the choice, I’d rather face Florida twice. I say that only because Brantley is new. With so much game experience, Garcia could get to the SECCG, be unfazed by the bright lights and big stage, and play his best game. Could happen with Brantley but the chances are not as great.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
3:47 pm

Mark Richt

Whats the matter got your little feelings hurt about the Mighty ACC and Yellow Jackets

Its ok Pauly Johnson will make you feel all better with the middle school option veer

Thats a great scheme, in a tremendously tough conference,

I just cant figure out why it doesnt work in bowl games though?

Delbert D.

September 20th, 2010
3:47 pm

Bama Dude – “Be very careful what you wish for when it comes to small school coaches. ” and the rest of the post.

That is probably true for the majority, but Urban Meyer is an exception that fits your description. Supporting your point is Dan Hawkins, who left Boise State for Colorado, where he has been under fire since the end of 2008. His record is 18-34, 10-22 in the conference.

G8R GRAD

September 20th, 2010
3:47 pm

WTF DAWGS

September 20th, 2010
3:48 pm

It’s not necessarily just the O-line or the play calling for Georgia. You’re trying to mesh an offense with a new QB who doesn’t have his best player, no one to blame but Green for that mess he’s in, with a shoddy O-line. Your D is learning a new scheme with Martinez’s personnel so theres no way they couold learn and know it as they should in say year 3 of the program’s implementation. You need ot stop being fareweather fans. Just b/c Georgia is in the SEC and had success 7-8 years ago doesn’t mean you’ll be a pereniall power house year in and year out. The past few years you’ve been avg and you need to accept that. Now that doesn’t mean they won’t still win 9 games this year b/c they could. As the team jells and Green comes back we’ll see a different team that will be playing better. You just need ot look at it for what it is. This is a rebuilding project that started last year and should finish by late season or this upcoming spring. Theres nothig wrong with it but you need to have a realistic view of the world.

G8R GRAD

September 20th, 2010
3:48 pm

5IML:

Agreed.
UF looks like the Keystone Kops for the entire first half!

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 20th, 2010
3:50 pm

Kyle Whittingham is one I would seriously look at if a change where ever made.

snapshot

September 20th, 2010
3:51 pm

I think Duke students should have thrown basketballs out on the field. About the end of the first quarter.

Observer

September 20th, 2010
3:51 pm

gdawginkalamazoo, how ’bout Flat Tire?

AppalachianMatt

September 20th, 2010
3:51 pm

G8R Grad. Of course thats hoping your offense doesn’t pick up too much steam and that SC gives you a hell of a bruising in that game. We look forward to the challenge and while most would say this is nothing more than a pipe dream I’ll repeat thats exactly what they said in the Big House. I’ve personally never been to the Swamp and can’t wait to see if the place fills up with the same emotions we saw at LSU.

JT

September 20th, 2010
3:53 pm

Tony, Has anyone thought that the UGA emphasis on Passing, RB blocking for the Pass and their pass offense has been given more time in preparation than the running game and blocking. If they are giving away some key to the play that has been called or if they are consistant in their play calls. The defense knows what they are going to run…..those things make it really difficult to run the ball….One thing about the game Saturday. Did you note how many times UGA had the ball inside the 20 to start their drives….80 yards is a long drive…. We had more yards and plays but we certainly had a longer way to go to score except in the fourth quarter. Why we began the game running a reverse backed up inside the 20 blows my mind..That is something you run when the defense is not looking for everything…Something you run in the middle of the game when you have established what you are going to do ….then hit them with your reverses and trick plays….there is a place for those plays…just not on the first play or first drive of the game backed up near your goal line.

BAMA dude

September 20th, 2010
3:54 pm

Urban has proven himself to be a great recruiter, no doubt. Remember, the seniors and rs juniors for that 2008 Utah group (that went undefeated and ambushed us in New Orleans) was recruited by Meyer as well. But for every one of those there are several Jim Donnans. You just have to be careful.

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
3:54 pm

i am one UGA fan that is tired of this bull$hit, we pay
good money for this crap, child please, just tired of being
the butt of all the SEC “ELITE” jokes, i love all Georgia
sports and teams and i want better for my HOME STATE!!
GO BRAVES, HAWKS, FALCONS, DAWGS, JACKETS, DREAM, get my
drift? We should not settle for MEDOCRITY!!!!!!last 5yrs

Cracker Jacket

September 20th, 2010
3:55 pm

As a true, long time and realistic Tech fan, I am very happy that we won. I never make any guarantees. Never tell anybody that we are gonna kick their butts. I don’t do the scheduling. I just enjoy the wins and love my school and hope we can take it back like 1990! NO DELUSIONS! GO JACKETS!

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
3:56 pm

Observer, I try not to stoop to that level.

NOT REALLY MR ANYTHING

September 20th, 2010
3:56 pm

TONY, YOU said “One thing I did learn watching the Florida-Tennessee game in Knoxville on Saturday”, then you say “When I looked at the Tennessee team Saturday afternoon at Florida, I saw a bunch of guys…” and there were several type-oh’s.. You get paid for this stuff??? VERY basic…a 5th grader could have’ written this. Come-on Tony, are you SURE you are qualified for this job???

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
3:58 pm

Tired of Being Nice

I totally agree with everything you have said

Richt is the 6th highest paid coach in college football and in my opinion has yet to prove he deserves such a salary

Delbert D.

September 20th, 2010
3:58 pm

“Thats a great scheme, in a tremendously tough conference,

I just cant figure out why it doesnt work in bowl games though?”

It’s mostly due to lack of a compliant opponent, such as Hawaii.

Observer

September 20th, 2010
4:00 pm

Don’t worry Tired… the Dawgs are definitely an elite mediocre team.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
4:00 pm

gdawginkalamazoo

You obviously have no sense if your agreeing with observer who has been trashing UGA

Or your just not a UGA fan

5IML

September 20th, 2010
4:01 pm

Snapshot,

While the BAMA/Duke game was not laughing matter (it was really sad), Coach K’s comments did make me chuckle. When asked about playing the number one team in football, Coach K said the whole campus was pumped but “Alabama took care of that pretty quickly.”

Also, when the reporter asked him about Saban reading Coach K’s book, Coach K said he sent Saban a free copy and Saban probably read two pages of it. He said he wanted Saban to send him free copies of Saban’s books.

I can’t say I like Coach K but he said some funny stuff on Saturday.

BAMA dude

September 20th, 2010
4:01 pm

Richt is the 6th highest paid coach in college football and in my opinion has yet to prove he deserves such a salary

Too lazy to research it but someone earlier posted that Richt had a .761 winning percentage as HC. Wonder where that record ranks vs. all the other BCS schools for that period? I don’t pretend to know, but I’d bet sixth isn’t far off. Interesting.

Delbert D.

September 20th, 2010
4:05 pm

Flat Tire – I found a site that has Mark Richt at #10, between Petrino and Rich Rod. But I don’t trust that site, because it has an alter ego Mark Richt at #7, between Jim Tressel and Kirk Ferentz.

I think the site must have been made in China. Dollar Store-quality junk.

http://www.americasbestonline.net/index.php/pages/collegehighestpaidcoaches.html

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
4:06 pm

BAMA dude

Here something interesting for you

Richt is

10-11 in the SEC east in recent yrs
2-4 against Kentucky since 2006
2-7 against FL “the two wins came when Zook was fired and FL had an all FR and SOPH team
SEC championship appearences have been due to FL losing out those yrs and not UGA beating them
9-9 vs ranked teams at Sanford Stadium

Now you tell me, should he be paid higher than Mack Brown who is #7

“Interesting” is it not

Mark Wreck

September 20th, 2010
4:06 pm

Flat Tire – that’s enough. Mommy said turn off the computer and clean up your room or you get no ice cream or male dancers for your 49th birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese next week.

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
4:07 pm

rebuilding for the last 5yrs COME ON MAN!!!!!!!!we deserve
a better fate than this? Did Saben rebuild? yeah did Meyer
rebuild yeah some not 5yrs of rebuilding? I don’t want just
anybody to run our beloved program but it is time for change?

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
4:09 pm

Delbert D

Here’s an updated link as of May 17, 2010

I assure you this wasnt made in a sweat shop

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/393118-college-footballs-25-highest-paid-coaches-are-they-worth-it

Delbert D.

September 20th, 2010
4:11 pm

They have two Jeff Tedfords, and one makes a million dollars more than his alter ego.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
4:12 pm

Mark Wreck

Having problems handling the truth

Coach O

September 20th, 2010
4:13 pm

SteveW

September 20th, 2010
2:58 pm

Coach O – Hope you enjoyed it while the Dawgs were on top, and you guys were floundering. Hey, if I knew where the next Nick Saban was I would say fire Mark Richt. But since I don’t, we probably need to keep what we got, and win a NC from there. Hope Nick stays with you guys for a while….

Steve,

I have never enjoyed seeing my favorite team flounder, but I honestly can’t remember Georgia being “on top” since back in about 1980. Winning the SEC when the conference is down doesn’t get you into the NC game. I’m a Bama fan, but I love SEC football and I’ve always admired Georgia’s football program. You guys keep talking about great things to come, but you never quite get there, do you?

Alabama didn’t know who they’d hire when they let Shula go. Heck, they almost hired Rich Rod — that would have been a nightmare. I don’t know who would be your best replacement coach, but I don’t see things changing much if you keep the status quo. As for Nick Saban, I agree. I hope he stays in Tuscaloosa for a long time. But then, Saban knows as well as I do that he’ll have to keep winning to do that. Coach Richt, apparently, doesn’t have to worry about winning. He’s got his past successes to fall back on.

Delbert D.

September 20th, 2010
4:13 pm

Flat Tire – Much better source. No Sham Wow on that site.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
4:14 pm

Flat Tire, I can only talk smack to teams that we beat the last time we played them. UT is not one of those teams. UL-LAF I can run over to there blog and run off a few zingers. I hate losing just as much as the players do. I am sure they aren’t too happy right now.

Socrates

September 20th, 2010
4:17 pm

What’s all of this rebuilding year after year? Why not build and then maintain?

Mark Wreck

September 20th, 2010
4:20 pm

Flat Tire

No. Didn’t you hear Mommy?

DawginLex

September 20th, 2010
4:21 pm

flat tire,

how are we 2-4 vs UK since 2006?

2006
2007
2008
2009

That is 4 years. It is 2-2. and just for grins, he is 8-2 overall.

DawginLex

September 20th, 2010
4:21 pm

sorry, 7-2. got ahead of myself

Delbert D.

September 20th, 2010
4:22 pm

This has been bothering me for some time, so I looked up the difference between “flounder” (not the fish) and “founder” (which I always took to be a nautical term):

“As a verb, “founder” means “to fill with water and sink.” It is also used metaphorically of various kinds of equally catastrophic failures. In contrast, to flounder is to thrash about in the water (like a flounder), struggling to stay alive. “Flounder” is also often used metaphorically to indicate various sorts of desperate struggle. If you’re sunk, you’ve foundered. If you’re still struggling, you’re floundering.”

Bottom line: Sunk = foundered. Not quite sunk yet = floundering.

shankit

September 20th, 2010
4:23 pm

Georgia has always been mediocre ‘cept for
the early 80’s run.
Dooley, .715 win pctg., 6 SEC rings, bowl record 8-10-2
Goff , ..574 win pctg.,0 SEC rings, bowl record 2-2
Donnan, .678 win pctg., 0 SEC rings, bowl record 4-0
Richt , . 767 win pctg., 2 SEC rings, bowl record 7-2, (3 SEC East rings)

So to what era do you go back to get to back to your winning ways?
Seems to me that your present coach has surpassed all the other coaches
back to 1964 in winning pctgs., SEC ring pctgs., bowl record pctgs. ????

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
4:24 pm

Delbert D

Unfortunatley thats the cold hard truth

My thing is this, I like Richt, but he made a crucial mistake for allowing Willie Martinez to run off Van Gorder,

The offensive play calling has been terrible and had it not been for us having Stafford, Moreno, and Masequoi we would have been way worse for two more yrs and I dont think we would be talking about Richts 10 win season crap

If UGA and the majority of Fans do not want better and are happy with the way things are then fine

But Richt should have to take a pay cut and

UGA fans should not have to donate such large sums of money to be able to buy season tickets to watch teams that should compete, not do so

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
4:26 pm

Dawgin Lex

Sorry your right it should be 2-2

But still 2-2 against Kentucky is uncalled for

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
4:26 pm

Socrates, oh yeah wise guy, who is your team? I know it isn’t the Spartans.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
4:28 pm

Mark Wreck

Its about time for your shift

Cleaning up the neighborhood crime on North Ave must be a tough job

BAMA dude

September 20th, 2010
4:31 pm

Mack Brown has only had to win one game for most of his tenure- Oklahoma. The rest of his schedule? TxA&M, Okie St., Texas Tech (they were good for about a minute), Baylor, and three rotating patsies from the North. Now that Nebraska is back that may change, but he’s had a pretty easy job for awhile now, especially considering he has the most HS talent in the country right in his home state. He could do all his recruiting within four hours of Austin and have a perennial top five team.

Dawg H8R

September 20th, 2010
4:33 pm

shankit- The current era has the advantage of having RODNEY GARNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
W/O recruiting GA/SC/FLA/TX/CAL then jawja would be Parkview!!!!!!!!!! Maybe not that good, but you
understand that WITHOUT Garner, TENN hurt UGA and SC!!!!!!!!!!! With his return to jawja, your talent increased exponetially!!!!!!!!!!!! Why don’t you guys get it, Richt OUT-TALENTS people!!! There has been no “real” coaching here since VINCENT DOOLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

shankit

September 20th, 2010
4:34 pm

If it hadn’t been for Dooley’s mediocre play calling
in ‘81 and ‘82, the Dawgs would have had three
consecutive NC’s.

Joe Happy

September 20th, 2010
4:34 pm

Let’s recap : Tony the “homer” picks the Dawgs to win because they have to!!! They don’t!!
Tony picks Tech to win because they have to -They do -on the road!!
You should change your blog to Mr. UGA – not Mr. College football
All UGA fans live in 1980!! Wake up it’s been 30 years!!!!

greg@capewineventures.com

September 20th, 2010
4:36 pm

The Clemson/Auburn game was one of the best I have seen in a long time. How many of those ACC loses have been on the road? Most of them…

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
4:38 pm

mark richt is stealing money from us and we are letting
him get away with it. When does it stop, his post game
interview sounds alot like last year, the next thing he
will tell us is we are not qualified to question the
program, as long as you support and spend your hard
earned money on this program you should have an opinion,
doesn’t mean they should listen, just sayin

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
4:38 pm

Bama Dude

The state of Ga ranks 4th in high school prospects, behind California, FL, Texas

UGA has had top 10 recruiting classes for the most straight yrs except last yr for 10 yrs

Richt has basically had to beat Tenn, FL, AUB, LSU, and (just recently AL since their recent rise)

UGA doesnt play LSU and AL every year so that leaves FL, and AUB the two toughest programs UGA faces

Tenn has been down for a decade yet we lose to them

Richt has had the recruits and the money to have a successful program yr after yr

DAWGMAN

September 20th, 2010
4:39 pm

Losing is a bitc#, ain’t it. Plenty of blame to go around. Truth is; we got no heart. Top to bottom. I love you guys. I been Dawgman since before all of you were born. You ain’t showing me no love. That ‘Oley’ block at the end by our RB was junior high at best. I suspect that Green and Pollock are sick. Sicker than any of the coaches or players now. Why is that? They have heart. You gentlemen do not.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 20th, 2010
4:41 pm

BAMA dude, and how long did it take Mack Brown to win an NC? Years I believe. How did he do it? He consistent gained top recruitting classes and won games. Not every game every year but year after year he was consistently winning. Richt has been consistently winning and recruiting well. He has made mistakes and let some of them linger a year or two too long but I think he has learned and will be better in the long run for it.

mid town

September 20th, 2010
4:47 pm

Tony,
Two thoughts.
1. When Huston Nutt brought on Jeremiah Masoli, he lost his locker room.
2. Now the Ga. back up QB is a sure fire first team All-American. AMAZING

Kool Aid

September 20th, 2010
4:47 pm

Big game vs state coming up. The worst team from the east vs the worst team from the west. The loser will be 0-3 in conference play. Can’t wait!

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
4:49 pm

COME ON MAN!!!!! look @ all the talent we put in the NFL
but we don’t win @ the college level? It’s the coaching
COME ON MAN!!!! I love CMR, but not as our HEADCOACH!

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
4:52 pm

I tried being nice!!!!!!!!!!

Coach O

September 20th, 2010
4:53 pm

@gdawginkalamazoo

How long will it take Mack Brown to win a SECOND NC? If winning records is what you crave, then leave the SEC and join a patsy conference. Boise State has a winning season every year. You guys could probably get into the ACC if you ask them politely.

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 20th, 2010
4:54 pm

Flat Tire on I-95 thanks for having my back wish more
people would get tired of being nice!!!!!

BAMA dude

September 20th, 2010
4:58 pm

gdawginkalamazoo, can’t talk sense into some of these folks. Same ones that think Bobby Cox sucks even though everyone around the game, from players to opposing managers to analysts, says otherwise. Consider the source and the fact that this is a public style forum that allows any nitwit with a keyboard to hit the “submit” button without even having to register.

tell me again

September 20th, 2010
4:59 pm

You people who ALREADY want to sack Murray are crazy – the kid is a gamer. He has the guts and talent to be the QB – you expect the next coming of David Greene with 3 games of actual experience ? Just shut up and sit down. Grow some neurons and quit making such assinine remarks. Jeez…………

NCDAWG

September 20th, 2010
5:05 pm

UGA’s offensive line is just what it says–OFFENSIVE!

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
5:12 pm

Tired of Being Nice

Here is a link you can use and those morons on here who cant stop drinking the kool-aid read it and cry

UGA ranks 4th people since 1999 in putting people in the NFL

This is a fact

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=cr-footballfactories031609

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
5:14 pm

Bama Dude

Facts are facts friend

BAMA dude

September 20th, 2010
5:15 pm

Wow! Fourth in the country, huh? You must be proud to have a coach that consistently produces that type of talent. Since recruiting is his NUMBER ONE job and all…

tim

September 20th, 2010
5:17 pm

Nick. Let me guess. You have never played football before. How about you trying to find one of three receivers all running streak patterns with no underneath checkoff. All while having an unblocked linebacker coming at your backside!

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 20th, 2010
5:28 pm

BAMA dude

Yes fourth in the country ahead of FL too

And yet we are 2-7 against them

But yea Im very proud of watching all this talent that cant even get to the SEC championship game without FL losing out

Mike Bobo 17 INT

September 20th, 2010
5:33 pm

Tony is going whatever he can attempting to protect this program, and he should be ashamed. This program is in shambles and has been taking a nosedive since 1981, so someone needs to step up and clean house.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

September 20th, 2010
5:34 pm

Dawginlex, where are you? We need you!

ben g

September 20th, 2010
5:37 pm

BONUS WHAT WE LEARNED below is based on tony b

tony blowhart is what we thought they were: When I what tony b wrote this past saturday Saturday afternoon at Florida(at florida i thought the gane was in knoxville-why was there such a large crowd at neyland? I saw a bunch of guys who should be writing for the walker county messenger-me tony b..tennessee is what we thought they were -well fat boy you are what we thought you were a incompetive writer and a blowhart ps the georgia qb is a joke !!!

You Wanted The Truth....

September 20th, 2010
5:39 pm

Why would FSU’s game plan of the 90s work today? That’s all Richt knows. How many CEOs would still have their jobs with a horrible record of hires? What part of “nice guy” translates into winning football?

Dawgs sssssssuuuuuucccccccckkkkkkkk again

September 20th, 2010
5:41 pm

Just in case you didn’t know it…..again…..Georgia Football SUCKS!!!! James Madison is better…..hahahahhahaa

Dawgie Doo doo

September 20th, 2010
5:43 pm

Chicodawgs are you serious? PapaJohns Bowl……oh wait that must be because of the free pizza!! Have fun playing Towson State……Loser!

dawg dad

September 20th, 2010
5:44 pm

Tony-you remind me of the Saddam general who was on tv saying all was well, no invasion, as the American tanks rolled by in the background. I know you went to UGA but please quit being a Richt homer and show some objectivity.

Dawgie Doo doo

September 20th, 2010
5:45 pm

Tim it doesn’t look like anyone from UGA’s football team has played football before either. No go back to the bottom of the SEC and stay there….loser!!!!

Alumnae

September 20th, 2010
5:46 pm

My parting comments to Richt: This is the SEC, Atlanta, in the SEC, and you must when without fail or exception. No one to blame but the Man in the mirror. The Jefferson Dragons could beat these skinny crackheads. We ain’t looking for Joe Paterno here and never where.

On the up side there does appear to be a glut of good coaches for hire at the end of the year. TCU, Boise St., pretty much anybody we want.

Dawgie Doo doo

September 20th, 2010
5:47 pm

Dawg Dad….hope you enjoy paying tuition for the Snuggie’s Bowl!!! Richt is the man!!! How bout’ them Bulldogs? hahahahaahahahahahah

JoeCool23

September 20th, 2010
5:49 pm

The plot is thinning quicker than Richt’s hairline. Worst coaching staff in the country.

I would rather rebuild with a new coach so I can get excited about Saturday’s again.

Dawgie Doo doo

September 20th, 2010
5:50 pm

Alumnae….why would anyone want to coach at UGA? That is anyone with integrity. Anyone who comes to UGA knows that they are in a losing situation. The fans suck, the players are cheats and criminals and UGA can’t and won’t ever be able to defeat the likes of Bama, Auburn, LSU, Tennessee, Kentuck, Miss State, Ark, USC, Vandy…..maybe a switch to the Southern Conference is in order? hahahahahahaha

Mike Bobo 17 INT

September 20th, 2010
5:52 pm

CMR needs another raise.

just a fan

September 20th, 2010
5:53 pm

Why do some people think Boise St coach will come here he should just look at his predecessor and see how well he did in the BIG 12 I am sure he will want to jump in the SEC or he could stay there and get into the MNC only playing one or two big names a year, also don’t tell me you want Kirby Smart as our head coach see what he can do as DC on his own not under Saban’s shadow. I would entertain Muschamp as a replacement because he learned under Saban and has proved himself on his own but you still have to pry him away from Texas.

Coach O

September 20th, 2010
5:58 pm

If Mack Brown keeps thinking like Bobby Bowden, then Muschamp might just pry himself away from Texas.

Mike T.

September 20th, 2010
6:08 pm

Observer

Mediocrity,
Who has the most wins from 2000 to 2009,Georgia or Tennessee?

Ed

September 20th, 2010
6:23 pm

This is nothing new. Joe Cox was probably a much better college quarterback than he’s given credit for, but he was often under intense pressure that forced bad throws. When he had time (like against Arkansas last year and Colorado his freshman year), he lit it up.

A team can only go as far as its offensive line allows it. Right now Georgia’s has a long way to go.

Agree about Florida, they look a little shaky for an elite team. It’s a long season, though. Unlike Georgia, Florida has a coaching staff that demands excellence and accountability. On the football field, at least.

Ed

September 20th, 2010
6:33 pm

Anyone else consider that Mike Bobo might be a pretty good offensive coordinator who is hamstrung by an outdated offense? There is so much speed and talent on defenses these days that’s hard to be successful in an offense that bunches so many players in the middle of the field. Almost every team has outside linebackers or defensive ends that can fly off the corner and pressure the quarterback. Hence, the popularity of the modern SPREAD offense, run from the shotgun. Georgia is running an offense that is based on the old FSU model that relied on being more athletic than the guys trying to stop you. That works (to a limited degree) with Knowshown Moreno in the backfield and AJ Green running routes, but only against inferior competition. Equivalent or superior competition has eaten our lunch in recent years. I think Georgia is just flat getting out-coached, and that starts from the TOP.

Ed

September 20th, 2010
6:43 pm

shankit, not sure who you pull for, but to address your assertion that Georgia has always been mediocre: every coach you cited had a winning record, and the two best combined for 8 SEC Championships and a mythical national championship. Wally Butts added 4 SEC titles and a MNT before that. Georgia has played in every major bowl except for the relatively new Fiesta Bowl and ranks third behind Alabama and Tennessee in championships (only one behind UT).

Are there schools with better histories? Sure. But mediocre? By Alabama, Notre Dame, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraksa and USC standards, maybe. But the overwhelming majority of schools would love to have that record.

I’m guessing your a Tech fan, but if you’re a Gator, do you realize that Georgia’s first SEC title preceded Florida’s by 49 years? If you want to look at historical mediocrity, check out UF’s history sometime. Their ENTIRE history. It’s brutal.

Dawg Gone-it !

September 20th, 2010
6:43 pm

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Dawg Gone-it !

September 20th, 2010
6:44 pm

When does Basketball Season Start ?

ChuckT

September 20th, 2010
6:45 pm

O looked better, D still missing tackles.

JoeCool23

September 20th, 2010
6:52 pm

Ed I agree with you totally… Fire Richt and he takes all those problems with him.

Reality Dawg

September 20th, 2010
6:58 pm

We are a bottom of the barrel program in the SEC now. For some reason our fanbase is still living in the Herschel Walker days, even though we are almost never competitive in the conference.

I do believe we could be a lot more competitive in the ACC, but our academic standards would make it difficult to get in. Just saying….

fair and Balanced

September 20th, 2010
7:09 pm

Murray’s career ….. NO HIs LIFE is going to be short if this O Line continues this kind of play! Good night! Fire somebody and get a coach and players that want to play out there! Murray is the real deal but this O Line stinks! Holy Cow! All this experience, this repute this high ranking …blah, blah, blah! Dang!

Mike T.

September 20th, 2010
7:12 pm

When does Basketball Season Start ?

Who cares.

break out the bottle

September 20th, 2010
7:29 pm

seems like all sec teams have figured out our offense…offense is fine for an outstanding Correctional Facility…just not the sec.

JoeCool23

September 20th, 2010
7:30 pm

What was that crazy crap in the beginning of comments about fire the Quarterback? It’s not an issue of firing really, I’m more upset about the paying for this worthless coaching staff. Smurf turf man please.

Mitchell

September 20th, 2010
7:46 pm

Georgia’s gonna finish 5-7.

Gerald

September 20th, 2010
7:47 pm

Murray’s having a nightmare effect on his teammates. Everybody’s got worse, except Durham.

Scott

September 20th, 2010
7:47 pm

Mitchell, wrong, try 12-2 rookie.

Terry

September 20th, 2010
7:48 pm

Aaron Murray is 1-2, hard ot believe Georgia has sunk this low.

lawzoo

September 20th, 2010
7:49 pm

‘Em dawgs will win….because they have to win!

Mitchell

September 20th, 2010
7:49 pm

Scott:

You dont’ know as much as I know about college football. Believe me, 5 games or less.

Scott

September 20th, 2010
7:51 pm

Gerald, I see your point, but Murray did win 1 game against a pretty good team 55-7, remember La Lafeyette? They’re a reel good team.

Terrry

September 20th, 2010
7:53 pm

I don’t think the team ever preferred Aaron Murray over Logan Gray to be frank. And yet, Mark Richt kind of just slung a forced marriage together. It’s been awkward watching Murray sit on the bench why no teammates slap him on the back or encrourage him. The poor guys a bit of a loner. Wisdh he had some buds on the team, that would go out and lay it on the line for him, but I guess he hasn’t earned that yet.

Scott

September 20th, 2010
7:55 pm

Mitchell, I do know a thing or 2 about football myself. Murray’s already got his first win under his belt and it’s all gravy now.l The team’s get a whole bunch easier now until that Florida game. But the next 4 or 5 games look like pretty bad teams compared to Georgia.

Scott

September 20th, 2010
7:57 pm

Garald, dog gone, you’re such a downer already? Good grief Charlie Brown. Yes, the team is 0-2 in the conference, but it could be worse.

Gerald

September 20th, 2010
8:00 pm

Hi there Scott–

Well, I’m a positive person most years, but right now, this QB has got this team forgetting how to play football. My goodness, Charles can’t catch the ball no more, look at Butler, forgot how to punt that ball, how about the running backs–lackluster there too, don’t even get me started on the offensive line, as Tony pointed out, they’re worse too. Kris Durham has gotten better under Murrayt’s leadership, name 1 other player that was good last year that’s been better this year under Murray?

Gerald

September 20th, 2010
8:03 pm

What happened to the tight ends? They’ve flown the coup with Murray, they used to be great too. Does anybody on the team think the Murray kid has done anything yet, I hate to be rude, but it sure looks like they want somebody else to be their QB. All he’s done is beat a bad team in La Laf.

Scott

September 20th, 2010
8:06 pm

Gerald, you serious? Name 1 player that’s better? How about Logan Gray or Marlon Brown or Carlton Thomas.

Coffee Bluff DAWG

September 20th, 2010
8:07 pm

UGA needs to recruit some O and D linemen from American Samoa. See Jonathan Fanene, D lineman for the Cincinnati Bengals and his little brother Aiulua 6′ 5′ 280 in HS..

JacketFan

September 20th, 2010
8:07 pm

Wow, I love how you UGAgggers throw your QB under the bus. Eh, what can one expect from a team full of coaches who take no responsibility for their performance. Keep it up, pups, and pretty soon you won’t have any kids wanting to come to your school. Real class act, guys. I seem to remember you doing the same thing to Stafford when he was first under center. What’s worse for Murray is that y’all have been doubting him ever since the rapist got sent off campus. Worst damn fans in the land.

Gerald

September 20th, 2010
8:09 pm

Scott-

Here’s who’s been worse:
Caleb King
Tav King
Ealey
Charles
White
Wooten
Every Offensive Lineman (all 8 that have played)
Butler
Boykin

Gerald

September 20th, 2010
8:11 pm

Murray had 2 shots to prove his stuff. He flunked with flying colors.

girl know better than you

September 20th, 2010
8:12 pm

well here you go just as predicted, how do we get rid of Mark Richt and all of a sudden the 9 arrest matter to most of you. Funny, before losing two, the arrest did not matter and CMR was just fine in your eyes..Some of you already naming names of your new head coach..You cannot make this up…

Gerald

September 20th, 2010
8:12 pm

JacketFan-

Nobody threw Murray under the bus. Murray never got on the bus in the firstplace.

Mitchell

September 20th, 2010
8:15 pm

Scott:

I’ll tell you what, Gerald’s list of 16 players who’ve gootten worse is a lot longer than your list of 4 players who gotten better. What does that tell you rocket scientist brain surgeon?

JacketFan

September 20th, 2010
8:15 pm

Gerald …yeah, kid with a 62% completion percentage, four passing TDs and 2 Rushing TDs in his first three games as a Freshman … total fail. Jeeeeez ….

Scott

September 20th, 2010
8:18 pm

Mitchell, please tell me you’re not a Gerald fan club member? The team lost 2 games in the last minute, kind of like LSU did a few years ago without AJ, or Chapas, or Caleb. I think they’ll get on a run here, and win the rest of the games. That’s right, I even got em beating Florida, Auburn and Georgia Tech. 12-2

Gerald

September 20th, 2010
8:22 pm

Jacketfan-

Nobody cares about his passing yards or his completion percentage, he’s on track to throw for 2400 yards, 36 sacks, 6 td’s and 8 interceptions, and most improtantly, he’s on track to win 4 and lose 8. That’s not good enough. We count wins over here at Georgia, and we don’t like 4-8 4-8 would be ther worst in decades.

Massive Johnson

September 20th, 2010
8:23 pm

I heard that they don’t accept English speaking students any more at Tech because none the professors can speak it…. Doh….. What a great place to go to school…

Gerald

September 20th, 2010
8:25 pm

Murrasy has a 33% win percentage as a starter. Somebody needs to bench him before the season’s shot. The more snaps he gets, the more Georgia loses.

JacketFan

September 20th, 2010
8:35 pm

Funny, y’all were saying similar things about Stafford …

Massive Johnson

September 20th, 2010
8:35 pm

Gerald,
It’s more like the more BooBoo calls plays the more we lose. BooBoo is a freaking bad joke. He is in way over his head. BooBoo is a guy who used to sleep in class when he was in school at UGA. Is that the kind of guy you want as an OC? Murray is doing a helluva job for a freshman QB. Blame Richt for not having someone in place with more experience. Also, blame the defense and our new D coordinator for ZERO takeaways and allowing almost 400 yards of passing. The D and BooBoo lost the game, not Murray.

Bony Tarnhardt

September 20th, 2010
8:39 pm

Its the coaching that Im worried about ! UGA needs to get physical too.

gadawgfan0711

September 20th, 2010
8:42 pm

Sorry guys, but for everyone calling for Mason to play qb I have a question. Are you kidding me? Mason throws a td pass against a very weak team and now you guys think he is something he is not. He would be terrible if he was named the starter. I’m not saying he won’t turn out to be a good qb one day but I can assure you today isn’t that day. Murray is doing ok, he is going to make some mistakes but he will only get better. We shouldn’t have to start any kind of freshman at qb if the coaches would recruit qb’s every year but for some reason we always end up with some freahman being pressed into action. If murray gets hurt I hope everyone one of you calling for mason can at least admit how badly wrong you were. I for one hope the only time we see mason is during mop up duty. Every one needs to stay behind this team, they will get this thing going. True dawg fans will stay true and keep pulling for them dawgs every Saturday. GO DAWGS!

JacketFan

September 20th, 2010
8:47 pm

And isn’t St. Richt the QB coach …

Really Simple

September 20th, 2010
8:49 pm

Right now-without Green we don’t have any recievers that other teams fear. So they cheat with the numbers in the box and even though he’s going to be really good-right now-he is not able to change protections/ get us out of a bad play/ or basically make the defense pay for cheating. There’s nothing wrong with the o-line–5can’t block 7, 6 can’t block 8 its a numbers game. When Green gets get back everybody is going to be talking about how the 0-line is doing much better –gee I wonder why?

Green's the Man!

September 20th, 2010
8:54 pm

When AJ comes back–everything will be good. With AJ, the Dawgs beat usc and Arkansas easily. UGA will put up huge numbers when he gets back. I don’t see another loss on the schedule.

nub

September 20th, 2010
8:58 pm

The o-line has been a bunch of underachievers yr in and yr out for yrs……. ! the coaches have been talking the talk about how this is the yr our o-line was going to dominate …….well ??????

ugafan22

September 20th, 2010
9:32 pm

All you idiots blaming murray for the dawgs problems obviously dont know much about football. The kid is a freshman qb playing in the sec. The o-line isnt living up to its hype, the receivers cant get seperation, the play calling is pathetic. This kid can play! I think he has a very bright future and i am looking forward to seeing him grow as a qb.

Bad Dawg

September 20th, 2010
9:35 pm

Murray stands flat footed in the pocket for 15 seconds and gets nailed. You can’t blame the blocking for that. You can blame the QB coaching, But you would think Murray had learned to move his feet and move around in the pocket in high school.

Bobo is dividing time between QB coaching and OC and doing neither one well. Bobo needs a cut in pay and to just go back to QB coach.

One pass to tight end and no carries for the fullback, even on short yardage. Opposing teams must be pleased that they don’t have to worry about defending those two positions. Our best running backs are Chapas and Munzenmaier. God, what a waste.

Coaching disgusts. I call them the “talent shredders.”

Wally Butts

September 20th, 2010
9:40 pm

Tony,

If the Florida Gators are not a top 10 team. how can anyone seriously consider Boise State the number 3 team in Division 1A?

Just wondering.

Wally

JoeCool23

September 20th, 2010
9:41 pm

I think you’ve all hit the nail on the head, we do need a new, exciting coaching staff. Gus Malzahn no huddle = yay!

Reality Dawg

September 20th, 2010
9:42 pm

Is there any truth to rumor that Murray is frequently seen walking around campus with another man… holding hands?

Jessie

September 20th, 2010
9:44 pm

Never thought I’d see the day when Georgia’s offense was 11th in 1st downs in SEC, only better than poor Vanderbilt. How far Georgia has slid under Murray, in such a short time. FREE FALLLLLLLL…..

crabapplejoe

September 20th, 2010
9:53 pm

Can’t believe folks are trying to throw Murray under the bus…this game, and the South Carolina game, are on the defense. We have a freshman QB put up 24 at home against an SEC opponent….you should win that game. And for all you “A.J.” lovers…get over his selfish arse. Durham and King are doing just fine. In the first three games last year Green had 275 yards in receiving…..Durham has 260 in the first three games this year….he’s just as good.

nub

September 20th, 2010
9:53 pm

what is the identity of this football team????

aarh

September 20th, 2010
10:00 pm

Wonderdawg- I’m sure you can say UGA was more talented than Tech last yr. if you go by either what was thought of the 2 teams in the pre-season, or if you go by how many stars the recruting services had given the players. That’s really just those peoples opinion though, & they’re not always right. I think most people thought that Tech was superior though when the 2 teams played each other, considering how high Tech was ranked, & that UGA wasn’t ranked at the time. If UGA can beat Tech when nobody thinks they had a chance, & they were unranked, & Tech was in the top 10, & that’s not impressive…then what is? Give some credit where it’s do, & stop focusing on the negative. Just saying…

Jerry

September 20th, 2010
10:11 pm

So, let me get this straight…..you would take TCU and BOISE STATE and OK ( barely beat Airforce ) over UF as a top ten team? Come on….Florida plays D Tony. The offense will be just fine and you haven’t seen the wide revievers make the same catches I saw to win the game at sloppy top. You are going to see a team that is going to play solid D all year and win games 24 to 17 …..sort of like the old bama teams that won with D. Bama will have to score in the 30’s to win VS FL. It won’t happen.

I Formation = NBA short shorts

September 20th, 2010
10:27 pm

Our problem is our offensive philosophy is outdated. Our base offense that we run most of the time is I formation with 2 receivers, 1 TE and Fullback and HB. Every D we have played (For a few years now) against guards this by putting 8 men within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage. We don’t spread the field and we have no crossing or dig routes and we dont throw to the RBs except on screen plays. PATHETIC!!! If Murray were in a form of the spread, not the Tebow spread but more like the Mike Leach offense, UGA would be unstoppable and undefeated. Richt and Bobo have been outcoached by Spurrier and Petrino both offensive minded coaches. We need fresh new ideas, the 70s Pittsburgh Steelers and the 80 Bulldogs won with the I formation but this aint the 70s and we dang sure dont have a Herschel Walker. Murray aint the problem Richt/Bobo’s stale offense is.

Jeremy

September 20th, 2010
10:33 pm

Nick, Lou, and Tony are clearly the same person, and that person is an idiot.

wolverine

September 20th, 2010
10:38 pm

Reality check. The only reason UGA won the SEC here in recent years is because everyone else was reloading. They are not close to being an elite team and for those that think they are, 1980 was 30 years ago.

college football

September 20th, 2010
11:17 pm

Is it true about the rumor the ACC has petitioned the NCAA to be admitted to Dvivison 2. They may not be competitive there either. It would certainly be a wothwhile endeavor unless they schedule Jax St. or North Dakota St or James Madison or some of the other powers there.

Observer

September 20th, 2010
11:42 pm

Tony, Please tell us again the fine line between win’n and a luz’n

Chuck Uga

September 21st, 2010
12:26 am

Wow Tony, not giving Georgia a chance against Florida. You may be right, but by that time, I would say Georgia has as good a chance as South Carolina or LSU to beat them. Mark this down, Florida will definitely NOT beat all three. I could see them maybe 1-2. LSU’s defense is for real. Georgia will be playing much better by then (and Richt badly needs a win against Florida for job security beyond 2011). South Carolina will be ready. It is going to be interesting. I kind of hope SC wins the SEC East so I can make a small fortune selling my SEC Championship tickets.

Chuck Uga

September 21st, 2010
12:29 am

P.S. I will continue to say it is time for Mike Bozo to go. He just isn’t that intelligent to compete in this league as an OC. All you have to do is listen to his interviews to know that, and watch the wildly inconsistent play-calling that goes on week-to-week. He has no clue how to use the talent on the field. NO CLUE. Period.

Chuck Uga

September 21st, 2010
12:31 am

Hey Wolverine, your program up north almost lost to UMass. Maybe sometime Michigan might win the Big 10 again. Then again, it won’t be anytime soon as long as Tressel is at Ohip State! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Check out Georgia’s finishes the past ten years. Ranked at the close of every season. Won more games than Michigan I am sure.

adrock

September 21st, 2010
1:15 am

Nick, you are a complete idiot. Joe Cox Jr? Have you ever seen a football game before in your life? Idiot.

brokebackvol

September 21st, 2010
6:50 am

C’mon Tony – VOLS are certainly thin, but losing to two top ten teams is not the end of the world. Certainly admit they cashed in too early vs the Quack Attack, but the Gators had to go to a trick play (fake field goal.)

Won’t surprise me to see the VOLS improve enough to steal a game or two unexpectedly, especially vs UGAG. What will Richt’s excuse be losing to a Dooley, hmm?

GO BIG ORANGE!

[...] Georgia’s worry is its offensive line, writes Tony Barnhart of the AJC. [...]

John

September 21st, 2010
7:35 am

I’m trying to figure out why everyone is implying that Arkansas is a pansy of a team that was supposed to be an easy win for Georgia. In seasons past they have been a mid level SEC team at best. But Petrino (whether you want to give him credit or not) has now assembled a great team that came into Athens and proved to the world that they are better than Georgia. He’s got one of the top QB’s in the nation and his receiving corps is also among the top in the nation, especially WR Childs and TE D.J. Williams. If their defense and run game improves, they’ll definitely be a top 10 team this year.

Georgia > Florida

September 21st, 2010
7:44 am

Florida’s offense is worse than Georgia’s. Ga upsets the Gators in Jax—take it to the bank! Dawgs 29 Gators 23

Palladin

September 21st, 2010
8:18 am

I suspect that the troll with 1000 names who spent his whole day yesterday discussing Georgia’s quarterback with himself is actually the quarterback who got kicked off of the team. He probably had to get a neighbor kid to type his comments for him.

Or is he in jail? Maybe his cell-mate can type?

TommyJack

September 21st, 2010
8:57 am

TB: Tis true, TN is thin right now. What’s Richt’s excuse?

Marble Rye

September 21st, 2010
11:43 am

Massage Clemson’s loss all you want; Clemson is a microcosm of the ACC. They’re a competitive failure. Oh wait, the ACC is 1-9 – that’s not even competitive. ACC and every team in it sucks. The problem with the ACC, as mouthed by Swofford, is its goal is to be “competitive”. Sounds great and all, but why not strive to outright win? You can be competitive and still lose, is that what you want out of your conference football, Swofford? The longer ACC teams strive to be competitive instead of win, the more they’ll lose. Nutless.

On Clemson, I think we’ll see that Swinney is not really all that different in the trophy case from Tommy Bowden. There may be an improvement but it’ll either be marginal or cosmetic. In 5 years Clemson will prove it’s the same underachieving program as it was 5 years ago. But no, go ahead Clemson fans, moralize your loss into a victory. But what if you do win the ACC? What is that supposed to mean? Maybe that you’re the king of the d!p$#!+s? That’s a crown worth wearing.

Last Weekend « Football on the Brain

September 22nd, 2010
12:29 pm

[...] receivers 20 yards down field.  All things considered, I think for a freshman quarterback, I think Aaron Murray is doing a great job.  Think about the amount of freshman type moments that DID NOT HAPPEN to Aaron Murray on Saturday. [...]

th dawgs

September 22nd, 2010
7:30 pm

fire BOBO the clown !