The reality: Georgia is just not very good

Wow! September has flown by! So what did we learn on Saturday?

1. Georgia is just not very good: I could spin it for you Bulldog fans, but I won’t. You could rationalize the South Carolina loss.  It was on the road and Georgia was playing a new defense against a great, young running back. You can explain the Arkansas loss and praise Georgia’s comeback to tie the game in the fourth quarter. But after Saturday’s loss to Mississippi State in Starkville, I can only come to one conclusion: Georgia is just not very good.

I see an offensive line that has underachieved. I see running backs that are pretty average. I see a defense that really doesn’t have the personnel to run the scheme that is being employed. Yeah, Georgia was missing its star player (A.J. Green) who finally returns this week. That is a factor, but it doesn’t explain everything.

Mississippi State played hard and deserved to win the game. I’m not taking anything away from them. They played with a sense of urgency after two straight losses.

I thought there would be a sense of urgency for Georgia’s players to avoid an 0-3 start in the SEC. I was wrong.

Georgia fans have a right to be upset. Georgia should be better than this. But you need to know that Mark Richt is going to be the head coach at Georgia in 2011. He deserves the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong with this football team and this program.  Now if things don’t get better Richt  may have some tough decisions to make when this season is over. Let’s see how the season plays out.

2. Russell Wilson is the real deal: Wilson sliced and diced the Georgia Tech defense but you know what? Wilson is going to do that to a lot of defenses this season. With a quarterback like Wilson a team has a chance to win every Saturday. Suddenly, N.C. State’s Thursday night date with Florida State (Oct. 28) and visit to Clemson (Nov. 6) look a lot different.

Georgia Tech needs to put that game behind them and try to get on a little roll here with Wake Forest, Virginia, and Middle Tennessee coming up before a trip to Clemson. If Georgia Tech is going to get back in the ACC race, the Yellow Jackets have to protect the passer and the Joshua Nesbitt has got to throw it better.

3. There is a reason that Alabama has won 18 straight games: Some teams just know how to win despite adversity. Alabama’s defense was being carved up by Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett for about three quarters on Saturday in Fayetteville. But head coach Nick Saban was patient. He and defensive coordinator Kirby Smart made a couple of adjustments to get more pressure on Mallett. Then they decided to smash mouth the Razorbacks and wear them out. The result was a 24-20 victory and No. 1 Alabama stays undefeated with Florida coming to Tuscaloosa on Saturday. It was an impressive thing to watch. Alabama beat the No. 10 team last week and plays No. 7 Florida on Saturday and goes to No. 22 South Carolina on Oct. 9. If South Carolina had beaten Auburn the Gamecocks might have climbed into the Top 10 giving the Crimson Tide three straight games against the Top 10 in consecutive weeks.

Bottom line on Alabama: After jumping out to a 20-7 lead, Arkansas really wanted to win that game. Alabama expected to win the game.

4. Keep your eye on Stanford at Oregon: Oregon won a hard-fought game over Arizona State but when the coaches poll came out Sunday Oregon had jumped over TCU into the No. 4 position. And if Oregon can beat No. 13 Stanford (4-0) at home on Saturday, I predict the Ducks just might make Boise State uncomfortable in that No. 3 spot. Stanford, meanwhile, is just kicking everybody. The Cardinal’s 35-0 win over UCLA (which trounced Texas 34-12 last Saturday) looks even more impressive now. Stanford’s Andrew Luck is the best quarterback in the Pac-10. Florida-Alabama is the game of the week, but Stanford-Oregon is a close second.

5. Auburn showed me a lot of grit on Saturday: I’ll be honest. I wasn’t sure that Auburn had enough left in the tank to beat a team like South Carolina. The Tigers had been in a real slug fest the week before against Clemson. I thought fatigue would catch up with them in the fourth quarter. But quarterback Cameron Newton is turning out to be everything they hoped he would be. And the Auburn defense hung tough, held Marcus Lattimore to just 33 yards, and got the turnovers when they needed them in the fourth quarter. After Louisiana-Monroe this week, the Tigers have a couple more shootouts coming up with Kentucky in Lexington on Oct. 9 and Arkansas home on Oct. 16. Then they get LSU at home on Oct. 23.

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753 comments Add your comment

Jimmy Pritchard

September 27th, 2010
7:48 am

So Tony, when exactly is Ellis Johnson’s defense going to start causing problems for Cam Newton? Hey, did you hear that? I think “Godzilla” just scored another touchdown on Carolina.

Time to re-evaluate Auburn. The Tigers would be 2-2 if they played like you’ve picked them so far…

Chris

September 27th, 2010
7:49 am

Well, DUH...

September 27th, 2010
7:56 am

…and neither is Tech – both team’s problems can be summed up from this statement by a Tech player after his interception Saturday “Tarrant said as soon as he saw the pass he was thinking of ESPN’s “SportsCenter.”

Dawg Trainer

September 27th, 2010
7:56 am

Not first! Go Vols!

The reality is…Tennessee beats Georgia. Again.

Charlie Bama

September 27th, 2010
7:57 am

A crazy SEC weekend for sure. And more to come. The importance of scheduling, road trips and home field advantage is pretty obvious now. Does anyone have an opinion on LSU? Why are they still a quasi-question mark??

Charles Jackson

September 27th, 2010
7:58 am

Hey, Tony – perhaps you should stop picking the Dawgs & Jackets each week as winners – things are obviously godawful in Athens & Tech is in its usual inconsistent, sorry play from week to week. Wake up man – most of the rest of us have.

Charlie Bama

September 27th, 2010
7:59 am

Auburn road trips are ahead. And it will be a long walk home….

Special K

September 27th, 2010
7:59 am

Spot on Tony.

Well, DUH...

September 27th, 2010
7:59 am

…and as mentioned last week, you, by continuing to pick UGA to win a game are really showing journalistic (and I use that word very gently) bias – they should not be considered a favorite again this season (except for the Idaho State game,, and right now that is not a given) until they win a game, and I do not see that happening again this year except for the ISU game…

Chris

September 27th, 2010
8:00 am

If Richt loses to UF and GT, UGA is going to fire him. It’s time to admin the fact he won the SEC title with Donnan’s recruits. Richt is not a good recruiter, and the players do not respect him. The day after the Miss St loss, another player his arrested for DUI. What does this make the 40 arrests during Richt’s time as head coach?

At the beginning of the year I blogged UGA was going to fire Richt and bring in Dan Mullen. The new AD know how good a coach Mullen, and now so does the rest of the UGA fans.

Charles Jackson

September 27th, 2010
8:02 am

“Like many popular insurgencies in American history, the Tea Party movement has attempted to enlist the Founding Fathers as fervent adherents to its cause,” (“The Founding Fathers Versus the Tea Party,” Ron Chernow, New York Times, September 23).

Unfortunately, Tea Partiers do just that but it’s a bit of a stretch.

As Mr. Chernow points out, ur Founders were a fractious bunch divided between Jeffersonian and Hamiltonian views on the role of government. “Their arguments were rich and diverse” as they struggled to form a government. To use them as a model for the Tea Party movement is both disingenuous and tarnishes the Founders’ singular achievement.

No single group should ever presume to claim special ownership of the founding fathers or the Constitution they wrought with such skill and ingenuity. Those lofty figures, along with the seminal document they brought forth, form a sacred part of our common heritage as Americans. They should be used for the richness and diversity of their arguments, not tampered with for partisan purposes. The Dutch historian Pieter Geyl once famously asserted that history was an argument without an end. Our contentious founders, who could agree on little else, would certainl

fire Bobo.com

September 27th, 2010
8:03 am

Enter your comments here

Beast from the East

September 27th, 2010
8:05 am

Anybody know the line on the Bama-UF game? Also, what’s the line on the Dawgs in Colorado?

JWalker

September 27th, 2010
8:05 am

GT “needs to protect the passer.” What passer?

Georgia Honor Grad

September 27th, 2010
8:06 am

Well, just because you lose all the time don’t mean you ain’t good. I mean, jeez!

Mike

September 27th, 2010
8:07 am

The Stanford-Oregon winner will play Ohio State for the National Title.

Other winners this week…
Bama
Iowa
Clemson
ND
Oklahoma
Wisconsin

TonyBFan

September 27th, 2010
8:07 am

So Tony, we’re supposed to believe that Richt is the coach in ‘11? As Lee Corso would say, not so fast my friend. You said the same things about him last year. Tough decisions, they’ll give him a chance, blah, blah, blah. You’re wrong on this. 0-3 isn’t cutting it. Those players have no heart. What is it, 12 players arrested since March, plus an A.D. makes it 13. Which brings me to my next point, new A.D. You better re-evaluate his situation. I’m sick of it. Nothing outside of a new defensive scheme has changed. Yes, Florida has had their share of run-ins with the law, but here’s the difference, they’re winning. That’s not an excuse for Florida, we expect that. Nothing has changed. Penalties. Lack of discipline. NCAA investigators. Arrests. Lack of desire. Embarrassment for a program that deserves better. This Dawg fan is tired of it.

Jim

September 27th, 2010
8:07 am

Richt is not a leader. He is a friend. Okay, while other coaches are out there getting in the faces of their players, Richt has his arm around his players. His players do not fear him. So what, he kicked off a no-name scout team player? You think that will keep Washaun Ealey from another hit and run? He needs to bring intensity to the team. His complete lack of any structured leadership and discipline are now showing up on the field. I think UT, UF, AU, GT and possibly Kentucky will beat UGA this year.

JWalker

September 27th, 2010
8:08 am

Also, do you really think Richt is the coach in 2011 under any circumstances? I just can’t believe that. If the Georgia athletic dept has already made that determination, then they are selling their fans far short.

Chris

September 27th, 2010
8:09 am

Worry about the Gators Charlie. Our “Road Trips” to UK before coming back to JH for Ark and LSU wont be keeping me up at night.

You Ain't-Know Gaily Whacker

September 27th, 2010
8:09 am

Reporter: Mr. McGarity, you seem to be cleaning up the program already.

Greg: You betcha, any player too stupid to get drunk at home probably can’t read a playbook. They are seeing bats, rats, snakes, and poodles. Here is what one saw recently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A6yi_2pLLM

Half of the players have the DTs at kickoff.

The reason we fumble at the goal line is someone, in the stands, turns on a blinking blue light.

The players first and the coaches after the season is over.

I might hide a bottle of rum past the goal line to get us a touchdown, and wet the football with a little J. D. so we can hold on to the ball.

Hindsight is 20/20

September 27th, 2010
8:09 am

Shoulda fired Willie a year earlier,hired Chavis from Tennessee and stuck with an agressive 4-3.It’s crazy going with a radical new scheme in the same year that your starting a new quarterback.This along with off field distractions has resulted in the perfect storm.SCARY STUFF!

Thanks, Charles Jackson for that history lesson`...

September 27th, 2010
8:10 am

…but I really hesitate to listen to ANYONE who can’t get his rant on the correct blog site (not that you will see this comment)…

Charlie Bama

September 27th, 2010
8:11 am

FloriBama will be a Barn Burner (no offense, Aubies). U Meyer has his team clicking, and Bama expects to win in front of 101,000+ fans in Tuscaloosa. Who is Boise State playing this week? Girl Scout Troop 87?

Dawg_Mike

September 27th, 2010
8:11 am

Well, at least we won’t see the same old tired headline on Tony’s blog over the whole weekend
“GA will win over __ ”
At the rate the Dawgs are going, only the Idaho ST game is a given, which will make for a 2-10 season. No bowl game for AJ to sell his jersey this year….

Godzilla's Cuz

September 27th, 2010
8:11 am

Jimmy Pritchard@7:48, as an AU fan you obviously are not accustomed to the rarefied air of winning. As most coaches tell their players about scoring a TD, “act like you’ve been there before”.

Beast from the East

September 27th, 2010
8:12 am

Why the “zero tolerance” for Baker? Is it because he wasn’t going to see the field this year or was it just time to draw a line in the sand? Doesn’t seem too fair considering the minor penalty given to Ealey.

bdawg

September 27th, 2010
8:13 am

Bama -9 UGA-4 Sorry Tony Mark Richt loses to UF and GT we will pay him his 8 million and move on.

chazzo

September 27th, 2010
8:14 am

That is a spot on assessment of the situation. UGA is not very good. The question is are they good enough to get better. I think they are. They are a few plays away from a very different record at this point. If they don’t that will be the kind of disappointment that costs jobs. Things is it will be two years at least before Grantham gets it firing on all cylinders. Go ahead and fire Bobo, and it will be two years before a new O guy can get it together. Fire Richt same deal. Best option: demote Bobo, and have Richt take back ove the O-coordinator and play calling. Then, hope the D (who has had some big plays despite it all) will continue to improve.

Shug

September 27th, 2010
8:14 am

Dear FireBobo.com,
Aren’t you the guy that thought all problems would be solved if only Willie Martinez was axed. How’s that worked out?

Godzilla's Cuz

September 27th, 2010
8:14 am

Charles Jackson, are you drunk? This is a sports blog. Take politics to some other blog.

murray county mystic

September 27th, 2010
8:15 am

Chavis sure has that LSU defense playing at a National Championship level…too bad he can’t develop quarterbacks…..

Dawg_Mike

September 27th, 2010
8:15 am

This Dawg fan would like to know-

How can you have a delay of game penalty when you are running a hurry up offense?
Exactly what is our goal when we take the field for a punt return? We don’t pressure, we don’t set up a return…so exactly what are we trying to do?

chazzo

September 27th, 2010
8:15 am

PS. How come no one calls for Searles head? Isn’t this like the third season in a row that the O-line is not meeting expectations?

bdawg

September 27th, 2010
8:16 am

Enter your comments here

RunningDog

September 27th, 2010
8:18 am

Wow. Thanks for the insight. I think when my team loses to Mississippi State that we are not very good. But thanks for the sharp observation.

Norman

September 27th, 2010
8:18 am

How can Richt fix things this year or next? Next year, he’s going to have basically the same players minus a few seniors. The players he is redshirting this year must not be very good or he would be playing them. Next year’s recruiting class is average at best so far. Let’s face it, Bobo will not be fired, maybe moved from OC to QB coach. Bobo has too many ties to UGA to be fired. If Richt starts calling the plays again, it will be the same plays that Bobo calls. Looks like this year is going to be a long season, with next season not looking good as well. We shall see.

Tommy Casanova

September 27th, 2010
8:19 am

Charlie Bama: Just my opinion, but LSU will give Alabama all it wants – and perhaps more than it can handle – come November 6 in Baton Rouge. I’m sure Saban is praying CBS switches the game to 3:30 PM as well.

JB

September 27th, 2010
8:21 am

I do also think Richt will be back for 2011, even if we lose EVERY game from here on out. We’ll win 3 or 4 games. Georgia’s problems are bigger than Bobo. 90% of the blogs this weekend were about Bobo.He’s only part of the problem……I agree Tony, Georgia is just not very good. The Talent is suspect, and way under coached. I hold CMR accountable. The fall will be bad. I don’t see many who will rally behind this coach for one reason….It’s been building for three years, not the last three weeks.
One thing that MIGHT happen. The pressure will build to explosion before year end. It will get ugly. Mark might go to McGarity and Adams and work out a financial settlement and resign. Yes, it’s that bad. Win 6 of the last 8, most of this goes away. After watching our play “close ” Saturday night, it’s wishful thinking……. We are behind in Athens. Most like the person Mark, not the coach. and are ready for a change.

Charlie Bama

September 27th, 2010
8:21 am

After four weeks of paying attention on Saturdays: Many of the defenses across the SEC look a bit slower than in years past. Hmmmm. Or maybe the offenses are faster….

Northern Sympathizer

September 27th, 2010
8:22 am

Tony is giving Richt a free pass for 2010 regardless of the outcome. He is advocating that Richt throw Bobo under the bus. That isn’t going to fix UGAs problems.

Yep

September 27th, 2010
8:22 am

I think people are playing this AJ Green situation up a little too much. Yes, he is an impact player but I don’t think he would have been in any better position to catch some of those balls as Durham was. With the way the O-Line is protecting Joe Ter… I mean Aaron Murray, and the way he is throwing the football. I don’t think it matters if you have Randy Moss on the outside, they still couldn’t get him the ball. Also, even when Green comes back, a good team (not MSU) will slice that dummy D up so bad that it won’t matter if Green scores on every drive. UF and Auburn will both hang a half-a-hundred on the Grantham Defense. Grantham is another story. I understand that he is dedicated to the 3-4, but he has to understand that until you get players in the hopper that are made for that style of defense, you must mold you D around the players you have. I am not saying an all out switch to a 4-3, but at least give you kids a chance.

5IML

September 27th, 2010
8:23 am

1. Public knowledge
2. NC State’s QB is very good (against Tech’s horrible defense). He had his way on Saturday. After watching only one ACC game this year, I boldly forecast NC State as ACC champ.
3. BAMA played very poorly in the first half. I expected that out of the young DB’s playing on the road in the SEC for the first time but, it was very surprising and disappointing to see McElroy making mistakes. Home field makes a big difference. Expect Florida, one of the youngest times in FBS, to crumble from the crowd noise alone.
4. For the first time in years, I’m looking forward to a PAC10 game.
5. In retrospect (i.e. after UGA’s loss to MSU), USC was not as good as we all thought. Didn’t Aub start 5-0 last year?

Yep

September 27th, 2010
8:23 am

By the way, SI will run a cover entitled “The 3 Stooges of the SEC”, and Bobo the Clown will be the ring leader.

Charlie Bama

September 27th, 2010
8:25 am

Tommy Cassanova — Perhaps. And maybe not. LSU still needs a balanced offense, or just a good one either in the air or on the ground. But there’s still time to develp one, I suppose.

WonderDawg

September 27th, 2010
8:27 am

Tony, it’s like I said last week, the Dawgs, early in the Richt era seemed to hate losing, and that seemed to breed winning. Greene, Pollack, Shockley and the rest acted almost despondent after a loss. And they had very few.

Since then, and I believe it started with Stafford and Moreno, the Dawgs have started shrugging off losses, even big, meaningful, SEC losses, as if they were nothing.

This lastest bunch of Dawg hae taken losing to a higher level. They have now lost 8 of 17 games.

8 of 17!

JB

September 27th, 2010
8:31 am

WonderDawg….You are correct sir. The slide is obvious and picking up speed.

Snake Doc

September 27th, 2010
8:31 am

Barnhart – Mr. College Football? Just how did you get that moniker? Did the AJC bestow it upon you because you pick UGA and the little trade school to win each week, thereby toeing the company line?

Richt had last year to fix things, and the year before that. When does he become the one that is responsible for this mess. He won with Donnan’s recruits, You see what his recruits bring to the table.

Also, since BVG left he has molded his coaching staff in his own image. We see the fruits of that labor. He hires TG to coach the defense. TG is to fire in the belly and yells at the little babies on the team. MR asks TG not to yell at the babies, it might hurt their feelings.

Then MR states we were blindly running plays against MSU! My god man! MR is supposed to be an offensive genius (sic)!

Time for MR to go! He has turned THUGA-U into a joke!

And as for you, you couldn’t fill a thimble with your knowledge of football!

athensdawg

September 27th, 2010
8:31 am

unfortunately 2008 was a harbinger of things to come.

mark richt deserves the rest of the season to try to fix this problem.
truth is….he can’t.

i bet he resigns and leaves the country to start preaching in the third world.

JB

September 27th, 2010
8:33 am

I’m learning to enjoy watching OTHER SEC games this year…..The Bama/Ark and SC/AU where both great games to watch, with no emotional investment.

Pete Talmadge

September 27th, 2010
8:35 am

Tony, I agree with your assessments of the 2010 team, however I am not so sure what next year brings with our new A D McGarity. If I am the new AD, I see a real mess. A J Green doesn’t block, tackle or run up the middle and try to hold on to the ball, so his return means little based on the train wreck ahead. Short of a miracle in Athens, I see 3-4 wins max this year . Every team is licking their chops to play UGA knowing how fragile our mindset is and given the overall lack of confidence and discipline at UGA. Do you have any doubt Meyer will lay 40-50 points on us , and do you really think the Auburn game will be close ?? The Tech game looks doubtful at best, and by that point McGarity will have seen enough. Is there any team on the planet that does less with more talent than UGA ?? McGarity will have no reason to continue on this path and will accept CMR’s resignation at the end of the year, if not sooner.

Sure we will lose recruits and have to start over . Do you really think all our recruits are solid at this point given the mess at UGA ? As a loyal Dawg for over 50 years I will support the new coach and be patient as long as there is hope for the future, which, sadly, does not exist now . Coach Bowden was right when he said Richt was just too nice, and we all know where nice guys finish – right where we are now- dead last in the SEC.

Pulpwood Smith

September 27th, 2010
8:35 am

I don’t understand how we can be so highly regarded every
year and we find ourselves in this situation.

We can’t blame this on Jan Kemp. I think Adams has destroyed
our spirit)s) ?????

Kiss my foot Prez Adams !!!!!

JB

September 27th, 2010
8:35 am

Question. I have been reading on here for weeks that CMR went to CTG and ask him to “tone it down”.
Does anybody know this for a FACT, or just pile jumping ?

Brady James

September 27th, 2010
8:36 am

Tony its like I told you on Talkin’ Football. If this season continues to be a disaster, AD Mcgaritty will let Coach Richt go at the end of the season. Believe me I know the guy and worked around him for several years here in Gainesville. He learned from the best (AD Foley) and he won’t put up with mediocre play and the severe lack of discipline UGA has been plagued with over the last several years. Now if Coach Richt can somehow salvage an 8-4 record or possibly, possibly a 7-5 record he may allow Richt to stick around for one more season. I just don’t see Richt getting this ball club together to win 7 or 8 more games. I truly believe this is Coach Richts last season and it would be a shame because he is a good coach but not a good motivator.

Snake Doc

September 27th, 2010
8:37 am

Many have already said this and I will second or third it as well!

At least my Saturdays are free now, I will get more accomplished this fall, will be closer to my family. I won’t be wasting them watching a joke of a team when I should be doing yard work or making improvements to the house or spending time with my wife and kids!

Thanks for that MR!

There is a silver lining!

Bulldog Bill

September 27th, 2010
8:37 am

Tony’s attitude is exactly why Georgia’s Football program while at times been very good has constantly UNDERACHIEVED!!!!

Todd Grantham

September 27th, 2010
8:38 am

Why did I leave the Cowboys? Why, why, why? I’m so stupid!

Leo Mazone

September 27th, 2010
8:38 am

UGA is bricks!

MGS - FSU

September 27th, 2010
8:39 am

I really don’t feel sorry for UGA. Many UGA fans were certainly vocal when FSU was having some issues. Times have changed. Now you have the losses and the arrests. Eat crow!

Steve

September 27th, 2010
8:39 am

Georgia Stat of the Day: 10 td’s scored this year and 10 arrests this year!!

JB

September 27th, 2010
8:40 am

The ONLY person that really matters in Richt’s fate is Dr. Adams…..Not McGarity, Bradley,Schultz, Barnhart etc…….Like Clinton, he’ll lick his finger and hold in the wind and see what gives. The man never met a checkbook he didn’t like. I don’t who the big writers are, but a call from 4 or 5 of those guys will also shape his thinking. A few hundred Alum holding out their $2,000 Hartman fund money will not make a trickle.

jumbeauxtiger

September 27th, 2010
8:40 am

Charlie,

LSU has an outstanding defense with great speed which has been surprising to me since they returned only 4 starters from 2009. The special teams are playing well too. The Tigers running game seems to be much improved over last season.

The glaring weakness is the passing game mostly because Jefferson is just not a good quarterback. His ability to read defenses is limited, many of his passes are of target and it hasn’t helped helped that some balls have been dropped.

The Tigers will have problems against Auburn, Bama, Arkansas and Florida if they can’t get some sort of passing game untracked.

JJ was heavily booed on Saturday night and it was embarrassing. I just don’t think fans should boo college players.

At least the Tigers are 4-0. It could be worse as my friends in Georgia will attest.

GaGator

September 27th, 2010
8:41 am

Saw this from one of your own——good analysis.

Red Panties

September 27th, 2010
8:34 am
Do you realize Richt must go 6-2 from here and then win a bowl (toilet) game just to match last year’s 8-5 season. Best case he will go 5-3, end 6-6 and hopefully win a bowl game. It is very very possible Richt will go 4-4 and end 5-7 and some people say give him one more year to really take this program to the depths of the SEC, battling Vandy for 11th place in the conference.

jumbeauxtiger

September 27th, 2010
8:41 am

off target that is

Dontavius Supremo

September 27th, 2010
8:42 am

Undisciplined, unmotivated, unlikely to win many games. It is a bad football situation at our premier state university. As for Coach Richt, he wins when Georgia wins, he loses when Georgia loses. It is teh fate of all big time college coaches.

Norman Lee

September 27th, 2010
8:44 am

This is addressed to #1… Uhhh Der…

tony's a homer

September 27th, 2010
8:45 am

Tony, quit acting like you are not a thUGA fan and just a journalist. You graduated from there and so did your kids. It took 3 losses for you to stop with the excuses. Ricth may have made it till next season but with the off field problems, he gets fired.

DawginLex

September 27th, 2010
8:45 am

The player I feel sorry for is Aaron Murray. He continues to make plays, try his hardest and gets thrown to the curb by his stupid teammates and thrown under the bus by his in over his head OC.

I wouldn’t blame him if he transferred.

WAR EAGLE!

September 27th, 2010
8:45 am

The weekend games turned out pretty much the way I expected. I expected a win over Steve Spurrier and Marcus Lattimore and I was convinced that the Bulldogs from Starkville would prevail. Great game by the Falcons yesterday. On an insignificant note, thank you Charlotte Bamma for the comedy routine. We need that kind of garbage on a Monday morning. Have a nice day and War Eagle, everybody. It’s great to be an Auburn Tiger!

UgA Homers

September 27th, 2010
8:46 am

Hey tony and other uga homers at the AJC–I thought Ga was going to win these games because they “gotta win”!!! What gives????

404

September 27th, 2010
8:47 am

UGA now has a BIG MONEY donor problem.

JB

September 27th, 2010
8:47 am

I wonder when McGarity will make a public statement ? or at all. I’m waiting for a reporter with a set to ask Richt in a press conference about his job security and see if he refers that reporter to ask McGarity.

Leo Mazone

September 27th, 2010
8:49 am

Let’s discuss something positive:

After digging themselves into a deep hole on Saturday, BAMA showed the heart of a champion in fighting back to win the game.

Arkansas looks like the second or third best team in the conference. How will they respond to Saturday’s loss–win the rest or go into the tank?

CalGatorBrotha

September 27th, 2010
8:49 am

The SEC east is a two team race…..Florida and S. Carolina…..Florida is the better team and should come out of the east……the west is still Bama and a few challengers but no one is playing lights out or putting fear into an opponent like Bama does… Bama has a tough stretch coming in the next few weeks….I am picking my Gators to win..somethin I would not have said a week ago…but this Gator team is starting to peak again….and has alot of confidence heading to Bama.

BobbyDawg

September 27th, 2010
8:49 am

What am I supposed to do? — Give up on the Dawgs that I have loved and supported all these years and become an Alabama or Florida or Tennessee fan. I don’t think so! Come on UGA ! Go to work! Get this behind you! All true Bulldog fans will be here when you start kicking butt again, GO UGA BULLDOGS!

WonderDawg

September 27th, 2010
8:49 am

JB, I don’t think UGA will lose the rest of their games, but I now expect them to lose most of them. Colorado isn’t a sure bet, right? Surely Idaho State. Maybe Vandy. But the rest? The odds will be in favor of our opponents the rest of the way.

If Richt can’t get this turned around somehow, UGA could go – yikes! – 5-7, or 4-8?

Mark Richt better forget his buddy-buddy relationship with Bobo and demote him back to QB coach this week. Surely Richt can do a better job of mixing up plays and ending the endless 3-and-out-mess that Bobo is creating.

He can worry about getting a new OC after the NFL season.

.

JB

September 27th, 2010
8:49 am

War Eagle…………….Wouldn’t it Sux if this UGA team beat ya’ll again this year, which would be 5 of 6 I believe………….Stranger things have happened.

Martin the Calvinist

September 27th, 2010
8:50 am

UGA isn’t very good, what I don’t understand is why don’t we try to throw to establish the run. I mean throw three or four wide outs and have Murray run from the shotgun. He’s got talent and heart and it will spread the field out a little more causing there to be running lanes for King or Carlton. It’ll force teams to stop loading up the box with 8 players. Utilize our talent. That is what our coaching staff isn’t doing. That’s got to stop if we are to have a winning record. The way we looked Saturday, we don’t have 6 wins left in the season. I’m just glad I’m not financially invested in this teams success, I’d be really pissed!

Orlandodawg

September 27th, 2010
8:50 am

Didn’t you say this exact thing last year about richt? that he deserves a chance to fix this?…how many years does he deserve a chance to fix this?…I’m tired of this “stand by your man” stuff…anybody else was performing this poorly on the job, they would get canned

Iknow how2fish

September 27th, 2010
8:50 am

Does any college fan like the 3-4?

PMC

September 27th, 2010
8:51 am

Mark Richt attempted to right the ship last year with some new coaches. Now he’s got to take control of the offense. He’s got to call the plays. He’s got to be more involved. I know Mike Bobo is trying as hard as he can, but it’s not working for him.

Mark has got to sit in a room with Bobo and McClendon and get the personnel situations resolved. It often seems like they don’t understand which players they have on the field on offense and what thier strengths are. They do have some talent but it’s disjointed.

If Mark Richt is indeed an “excellent” coach as he is so often described he’s going to have to stop delegating and start doing. Unfortunately they aren’t good enough for him to delegate anymore.

Another Steve

September 27th, 2010
8:52 am

Good Morning Tony. Both Mallett and Garcia, despite their upside, simply are not 60 minute quarterbacks. Both opposing coaches knew how to push their buttons resulting in turnovers. Very predictable.
Georgia may not be very good, but they are better than MSST in every category, especially talent. The program is in the same state as when CMR arrived. Losing games you should win will get you replaced. Isn’t that right Coaches Goff and Donnan?

JB

September 27th, 2010
8:53 am

If the AJC reporters want to keep shoveling dirt on Mark, I’d be out this week getting statements from some of these commits we have. No that would be news worthy. These AJC like this just like the beat reporters like a good murder or train wreck………It sells papers………..whoops, gets hits.

5IML

September 27th, 2010
8:54 am

Iknow,

We at BAMA love the 3-4 defense. It’s our base defense but we are multiple. We went with four and sometimes five down lineman against Ark.

Florida Dawg

September 27th, 2010
8:54 am

Again, Green should be dismissed too…and I mean now…let him go to the NFL and all the agent parties he wants. He has let us down for selfish reasons. His presence probably would not have made a difference anyway.
Ealey should be dismissed too…he has no respect for his head coach and has really accomplished nothing…think about it….his biggest stir or claim to fame was in the off-season for heavens sake.
Clean house-start over…re-build a “winning FOUNDATION” and go forward.

Dawg Fud

September 27th, 2010
8:54 am

Tony,

The reality is that you are the last one to figure this out.

Sorry, but you have picked them the past three weeks…just saying.

GaGator

September 27th, 2010
8:55 am

DawginLex

Murray is very and will get better, but he has no help from a terrible o-line that was supposed to be the strength of the team. And strength is the problem, these guys are big enough, but they are just not tough and strong enough to block SEC defenses. The Gator D-line will push them back in Murray face.

Murray has been forced to run for his life and is going to really get hurt unless that dunce Bobo puts in some roll out and boot legs to give him a chance to make a play without counting on the o-line to give him time.

Joe Blow

September 27th, 2010
8:55 am

The problems start at recruiting. For whatever reasons, they are not getting top SEC talent. The running backs are average, at best, they are starting a redshirt freshman after a 5th yr Senior (where are the Sophs, Jrs, Seniors?), the defense has average talent. The only real talent appears to be in the kicking game.

There is no quick fix here.

Artie

September 27th, 2010
8:56 am

It’s not all bad in Athens. UGAy does have the #1 drunken party school title, and they’re a lock to win the Fulmer/Richt Cup.

Reality Check

September 27th, 2010
8:56 am

The Georgia Bulldogs are obviously a poorly coached football team!
They are facing the very strong possibility of a losing season.

WonderDawg

September 27th, 2010
8:56 am

Go ahead, Snake Doc, jump off. Get gone!

Little people like you are always the first to climb back on the bandwagon with your UGA hat on, when the winning starts again.

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September 27th, 2010
8:56 am

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gt

September 27th, 2010
8:56 am

What aggravates you about Georgia unlike Tech is they have talent. Notice both SEC teams that beat them lost Saturday, and Miss. State had lost twice before beating them. You have a drunk athletic director running around with red panties, your star receiver dealing with gangsters, and probably 15 more violations brewing over there that are being covered up by this lap dog press coverage. Now on this rainy morning Tony declares a buried corpse dead with a straight face. In the world of reporting Barnhart is one of the best, but his bias and spin for these Dawgs along with many more less talented hanger ons is an enabler to the problem. Save some of that ink that you chase Florida around with and use it in your backyard. Today was a good step.

As for Tech a simple offense can be fixed. Wilson has the “it” that makes watching sports fun. This year more than any year I can remember the press and in turn the public has no clue who is good and who is average. NC State was not on the radar before Saturday. Tech might have played one of the best teams in the country and I gave my tickets away thinking it was too hot for a boring football game at 12 noon. Tech will come back, whatever back is for them. We actually need some good teams in the ACC, it will help all of us get better. The press has tried to make Va. Tech, FSU and Miami their bad boys only because it is easy to stick with brand names. The real teams are looking like State and Clemson. Clemson playing toe to toe with heavyweight Auburn while once again no one knew what they were watching put Clemson on the map. Miami’s Harris is a great talent but has not got what it takes to run that complicated offense they run in Miami. Like I said watch Tech fix their problems with a couple of turns of the screw driver and easier competition for the next couple of weeks.

JB

September 27th, 2010
8:57 am

I’d spread it and get Gray and branden smith the ball in space and get these teams to back off..
They ( opposing D) game plan for 6-7 plays…………You would think an SEC team would be a little more creative.

Douglas

September 27th, 2010
8:58 am

Do you really think Adams has that much power? I believe McGarity has much more support than Adams..he attended UGA, played and coached there.

Herschel Talker

September 27th, 2010
8:59 am

Tony:

With all due respect, your point #1 is a load of BS. Richt has underachieved for several years running now, and you chalk it up to “Georgia just isn’t very good.” What a bunch of BS. Why don’t writers start calling it like it is? “Georgia just isn’t very good” because the coaching stinks. Urban Meyers loses Tim Tebow, yet the Gators keep on humming. How many years are you guys going to make excuses for Richt and company’s pathetic coaching by giving us some silly catch-all like “Georgia just isn’t very good.” And if it is true that “Georgia just isn’t very good,” then why is it that it isn’t fully on the shoulders of the coaches who bring in 4-star and 5-star recruits and turn them into 1-star college players. Enough with the BS already!

HT

decaturdawg

September 27th, 2010
8:59 am

As for our defense looking like a sive at times, let’s not forget CTG was the 4th choice for the job!!!

JB

September 27th, 2010
9:01 am

2011 looks scary, CMR and Bobo gone or not.

joe

September 27th, 2010
9:01 am

Yet TB picks them game after game to win. Now they have to go out to Boulder. I know Colorado isn’t a very good team, but flying that far after starting out 0-3 in SEC with shattered confidence doesn’t bode well for the pups…who will TB pick this week?

TommyJack

September 27th, 2010
9:02 am

I told you mopes a long time ago that MR was Phil Fulmer lite. Sometimes gets by on talent, but doesn’t coach his players up. Biggest underachievers in SEC and have been for awhile. In spite of this, I hope you keep him.

WAR EAGLE!

September 27th, 2010
9:02 am

Yes, JB, that would “sux”. Thank your for pointing that out. Actually, it would “sux” to get beat by anyone. I am not expecting an undefeated season, but at this point, I am expecting a win against UGA. In any case, today, it’s great to be an Auburn Tiger!

Palladin

September 27th, 2010
9:02 am

@5IML

“3. BAMA played very poorly in the first half. I expected that out of the young DB’s playing on the road in the SEC for the first time but, it was very surprising and disappointing to see McElroy making mistakes. Home field makes a big difference. Expect Florida, one of the youngest times in FBS, to crumble from the crowd noise alone.”

The defense made some serious mental mistakes early in this game. I believe that the talent is there and many of these problems can be resolved as the season progresses. The second half play was a dramatic improvement.

I got the impression that Greg has become spoiled to having all the time he wants in the pocket. Just because he CAN take his time doesn’t mean that he SHOULD. The one interception at midfield would have been an easy TD but for excellent play on the part of the Arky DB, who read the pass and crossed half the field to make the pick. The play took far too long to develop. We needed to encounter a quality defense to remind these guys that they have to play a faster game against elite competition. Arkansas’ defense is much better than I expected.

It’s a good thing that we got this one under our belt before the Florida game. Penn State didn’t offer the level of competition that we’ll see in the upcoming SEC stretch. I still don’t buy the home field advantage being as big a factor as you obviously do. Arkansas had an emotional advantage and they opened with a huge adrenaline rush, but adrenaline doesn’t last for 60 minutes. Bama won because they remained unshaken and stuck to their game plan. I don’t care if we play LSU at night. They have adequate lighting in the stadium and the drunken fans should not be allowed onto the field of play. I don’t think it was the cowbells that caused MSU to beat Georgia. Vegas assigns 3 points, more or less, for HFA and I think they have it about right. The best team usually wins, no matter where the game is played.

RTR!!!

Ty in Monroe

September 27th, 2010
9:03 am

Green and Ealey need to be dismissed immediately. Both of them are like cancer. The only solution is to remove the cancer.

Neither is as talented as they seem to think they are, and Ealey is worse than useless with his fumbles at the goal line (point-shaving?). Green is even worse with his arrogance and me-first attitude.

Get rid of these jerks now, and the team will be better for it.

JB

September 27th, 2010
9:03 am

NINE new starters on Bama’s defense this year. What’s the difference I wonder? Talent, coaching….or both. They are not as good as last year’s D at Bama, but they come out of that tunnel and defend that #1 ranking pretty good IMO.

JB

September 27th, 2010
9:05 am

Classy Answer War Eagle…….Ya’ll looked pretty good Saturday, and getting better. Good luck this year.

GTJeff

September 27th, 2010
9:07 am

NC State is good, but not that good. GT is just horrible. No way they beat Miami IF they make it to the ACC championship. Tech does not deserve to even be in the ACC race. Its an embarassment for the whole conference. We MIGHT beat Wake, Duke & Mid Tenn but the rest are guaranteed loss. Looks like we really screwed our LONG term success by betting on CPJ. Yeah we got one ACC championship but are looking at many 5-7 years as long as he is here. I will not watch another Tech game this year.

JB

September 27th, 2010
9:07 am

Can anyone comment with facts about CMR telling CTG to tone it down on the sidelines ? I don’t think it happened.

redneck 61

September 27th, 2010
9:07 am

WAR EAGLE !!!!!!!!!!

samuel clemens

September 27th, 2010
9:09 am

AM I THE ONLY PERSON TO SAY THIS AGAIN, BESIDES BEING AWFUL, GEORGIAS OFFENSE FORMATION HAS TO CHANGE, IT IS OUT DATED,JUST LIKE kiffin SAID WE KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GONNA RUN, BECAUSE OF THE WAY THEY SET UP,ALSO THE SAME PASS PATTERNS HAVE NOT CHANGED IN YEARS. SO YES THIS YEAR IS TOAST, BUT LETS PUT SOME NEW JAM ON THE BREAD. I HAVE GOT TO GET BACK TO MY RIVERBOAT.

JB

September 27th, 2010
9:09 am

Come on GT JEFF, Ya’lls coach is better than that. I don’t see that happening

Old Dawg

September 27th, 2010
9:11 am

I could write a million words, but it’s a simple as this: with the resources and talent in the state of Georgia, the Bulldogs should never perform this poorly. NEVER!

MURPHY

September 27th, 2010
9:12 am

I watched Cam Newton on sat and was impressed with the way he kept making big plays to eventually get the win. That Au offensive coordinator really knows how to put the pressure on an opposing defense.Congrads to the War Eagle nation.

WonderDawg

September 27th, 2010
9:12 am

People kill me griping about the defense. If you know how to read, you know a coach cannot make a dramatic change such as going from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense, and everybody know their new positions and responsibilities in what, 4 weeks of practice? Ask King Saban how long it took him to do the same thing at Bama. A full year. Hell, he lost to Louisiana-Monroe his first year there!

Grantham said himself the worst part about a change like this is that players, even if they have learned their assignments, usually don’t play at full speed, because of the uncertainties of the whole thing being NEW to them.

He’s taken a defense with mostly new players, playing new positions,not players he has hand-picked for the 3-4 positions, and held SC and ARK to 30 points less than they scored on us last season. What did SC score on Auburn? What did ARK score on Bamb?

Don’t blame Grantham for losing games when our offense is scoring 6 and 12 points.

ATL Buffalo

September 27th, 2010
9:13 am

Colorado 34, Georgia 17. Another beatdown, but at least it’s a non-conference beatdown.

UGA goes 1-4, but it doesn’t matter, since their season is over anyway. ;-)

Hey Wonderdawg (aka Ms. Grantham)...

September 27th, 2010
9:15 am

…I can agree about how tough it is on the D when the O only scores 6 & 12 points…

Palladin

September 27th, 2010
9:15 am

Welcome back to the blog Auburn fans. We’ve missed having you around. Congrats on an impressive win.

That said… RTR!!!

Dagny

September 27th, 2010
9:16 am

“I will not watch another Tech game this year.”

I doubt if I will either, but it’s fun to watch the dawgtard thugs go down in flames every week.

Palladin

September 27th, 2010
9:18 am

I do believe that Tech fans would rather see Georgia lose than see their own team win. You guys are the strangest CFB fans out there.

Mobile Dawg

September 27th, 2010
9:19 am

Just a few observations. I for one have been critical of the play calling, although I have never committed to “firing anyone”. Maybe I was wrong on the playcalling. I watched Bama vs Arky and saw some similarities in the plays run. Bama throws long occasionally on first down. Runs a lot of dives up the middle. If one looks at things from a neutral perspective our offensive game plan isn’t that much different. Obviously the difference is the caliber of the atheletes, coaching of these atheletes or both. As Altamaha Dawg has pointed out numerous times, why can’t our players carry out the assignments? Most of us know the answer to that.

Second thing in reference to CMR turning things around. Let me paint that picture one more time. The “CULTURE” in Athens right now is poison. All psychologists know that humans are creatures of habit. We are also very adaptable. When someone goes into an environment (i.e. new recruit, new coach) they immediately start making adjustments to fit in. This could explain why CTG has lost his intensity as some have pointed out so quickly. It also explains why our “top ten” recruiting classes lower their bar when they go to Athens. Generally people will live up to the expectations you set for them, and enforce, if they are capable.

I don’t think CMR can change who he is and even if he could, and does, we are looking at 2 to 3 years minimum to change that “CULTURE” and thinking in Athens.

5IML

September 27th, 2010
9:20 am

Palladin,

Home field advantage makes a big difference if this is your fourth game as a starter.

“I had to get myself (right) mentally because in the first half, I was kind of shaken,” said Kirkpatrick, who was victimized several times by Mallett in the first half. “It was so loud. … I never played in a stadium this loud, being on the road in a big game like this.”

Imagine how Florida will feel on Saturday. RTR!

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 27th, 2010
9:20 am

If your Saturday’s are now “Free” then go ahead and keep them free win the tide turns back. Fickle fans need not return.

Again this is not a new thing. Oct. 2007 in Neyland is the day when things started to turn sour for the program. It was hidden by the surprising finish that ended into backing into a #2 ranking.

Then the farce of 2008 #1 ranking that showed that CMR had individuals and not a team. He could not bring them together to play for a common goal, a National Title. Would Saban or Meyer have that problem, you have to ask?

2009 exp all over the field and he has his guy in 5th year QB, Joe Cox. CMR has to think privately he can win with Cox as he is the Anti-Stafford. What happens? They come out and lay an egg with 4 loses.

Now it brings us to the culmination of events with 2010. This is not a shock, this wheel has been churning and many have refused to acknowledge it. I am so thankful for what CMR has done for this university, but it is time to turnover the keys to the school to someone who will demand results.

Last Saturday was a tale of two programs. In Alabama’s comeback they new they would come back and win. No question they had the intestinal fortitude. In UGA’a lose, they didn’t even know what plays to call. That is where this program is at, after a decade of CMR being on the watch.

boohoo

September 27th, 2010
9:21 am

Mr football Tony, How many downs of football have you ever played. UGA and all of its bandwagon fans deserve everything this season has become and fortunately the disappointment is not over . The customer service desk at wal mart is very busy these days with the RETURN of ga apparel. Ten yrs w richt top recruiting class every yr and only 2 sec chmps. 600 arrest in Clark county, and trashing your own stadium and grounds during and after games. Awesome job, Very Impressive Pathetic Sore Loser Fans good riddance.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 27th, 2010
9:25 am

Ealey point shaving? Did you see the hit? He got jacked up. I think that was just the perfect play by the defender and right on the ball.

Miles

September 27th, 2010
9:26 am

Auburn is a big surprise…what are they without Newton? We’ll see what the Tigers are made of when Arkansas comes to town…

chilidawg

September 27th, 2010
9:26 am

Thanks for the newsflash from The Desk of the Blatantly Obvious.

Mobile Dawg

September 27th, 2010
9:27 am

I have read a few posts over the past 4 weeks where people have indicated they would free up their Saturdays. However overall, most Dawg fans are demanding accountability. That’s not fickle IMO. Bulldawg Nation is split if anything on how to correct the problems. Some still think CMR can do it, however I think at this point most don’t. It will be interesting to see how strong of a Leader our new AD is. No fickle fans, no bandwagon fans, just a tight knit, concerned, divided family. Go Dawgs….

Denver Hog

September 27th, 2010
9:27 am

“Georgia is just not very good”
You think?????????????
There’s breaking news, Go (insert redneck accent here) Daaaaaaaaaaaaaawgs.

Really

September 27th, 2010
9:29 am

Someone throw some clorine in boohoo’s gene pool…

UGA DAWG 1978

September 27th, 2010
9:29 am

You dipsh!ts keep comparing CMR to Phil Fulmer. Do you really think Tenn. is better without Fulmer?
Maybe in 5 years. Maybe. Believe it or not there is more to being a good coach than winning games.

Miles

September 27th, 2010
9:29 am

ESPN gameday screwed up the weekend of the Ohio State vs. Miami game (they went to Tuscaloosa); they screwed up last weekend by going to Boise State (they should have been in Fayetteville, AR); this weekend they’ll be in Eugene, OR (they should be in Tuscaloosa)! This “share the wealth” approach runs contradictory to the intent of the show, i.e., THEY SHOULD BE AT THE BIG GAME EVERY WEEKEND!

Loran, whatchu got?

September 27th, 2010
9:29 am

Larry, is thinking…i left the program just in time…glad to catch-up on my fishing this season….

Mobile Dawg

September 27th, 2010
9:29 am

The play to Ealey, that was a big time hit. I’m not an Ealey homer but I think he was in another place after that hit. He was looking for the train, not the ball. It was a great play, but credit MS, they wanted that game.

This may sound like sour grapes but as good as we made MS look, I didn’t think they played that good a game. Very uninspiring game overall.

jumbeauxtiger

September 27th, 2010
9:30 am

5IML,

I’m not so sure that it will be a problem for the Gators to be playing at the Capstone. They were just in Knoxville and beat LSU at night in Death Valley last year.

I am surprised that Bama is a 9 point favorite. Vegas must not believe that the Gators are not as strong as some of the posters on here believe. However I do think that Gators have a real good chance of winning that game. A big key is slowing down your running game. Tall order for any opposing team though.

It did not surprise me that Bama wore down Arkansas in the 2nd half. In the 2nd quarter the Hogs’ defensive players had their hands on their hips. Not a good sign.

SEC fan

September 27th, 2010
9:31 am

Once again Tony, thanks so much for your brilliant insight. Will this make it 5 weeks in a row that you pick the dawgies?

You, like UGA, used to be relevant.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 27th, 2010
9:31 am

Hey Tony,

Is Ealey auditioning for a Buffalo Wild Wings commercial or something?

It appears that Ealey, the goal line and the football have some kind of allergic reaction when they get together. Is there some kind of medication for that?

Buffalo Burgers

September 27th, 2010
9:33 am

ATL Buffalo,

If we beat you, does it still count as a Div.1 win?
I forgot you still had a football program until I saw you on the schedule this year.
Even Bozo’s playcalling can beat your high school program.
Your program is possibly the most irrelevant in college football.
When was the last time you were ranked or televised outside of Colorado?
Who is your rival? Colorado State? Just ColoradopState?
Nice program.

BBBUUUHHHHUUUWWWAAAHHHHAAAHHHAAA

Doc

September 27th, 2010
9:33 am

Florida will defeat Bama because of the inexperience in Bama’s secondary.

Dawg Fud

September 27th, 2010
9:34 am

I think Richt should get another year but he does need to call the plays. He has earned that much.

However, after Tenn beats us at home, it will give McGarity great concern to see the stands 70 percent full for Vandy, Idaho St. and Tech.

Dawg Fud

September 27th, 2010
9:36 am

Buffalo Burgers,

Are you really taking smack to another team? Georgia is awful and yet you continue to bark…don’t be that typical, ass-clown Georgia fan.

SOOHSO

September 27th, 2010
9:36 am

There’s a complete cultural decline at UGA….trashing the campus, red panties, party school. snooty attitudes, thUGA of football team.. it’s out of control!!!!

Buffalo Burgers

September 27th, 2010
9:36 am

GaGator

September 27th, 2010
9:37 am

jumbeauxtiger

Your right the game will be closer than most people think. The Gator defense (d-line and secondary)are actually better than last year because they are deeper. Our d-coordinator rotates 12 linemen every game, you can’t under estimate how fresh bodies help a defense and the Gator D is much better than Arkansas and offense is coming around. We shall see, I’ll take the 9

Marble Rye

September 27th, 2010
9:37 am

So, how long will it be before UGA fans realize Mark Richt’s best days were 3 years ago? Another two years? UGA will continue in its mediocre ways, so it’s a question if, not when, UGA fans will wake up to this fact.

Charlie Bama

September 27th, 2010
9:37 am

Hi Everybody — Been out for the past hour. Any messages for me from that Auburn Troll?

sunny purdue

September 27th, 2010
9:37 am

Tony, Tony, Tony. I don’t know what you have been looking at. Back in Sept I told you what was going to happen(see below). Do you need my October picks? Also, remember the outrage when the Orlando Sentinel wrote this?
http://blogs.ajc.com/junkyard-blawg/2010/07/23/florida-paper-slams-dogs-again-most-overrated-ever/

Jersey sales – $1,000

September 10th, 2010
11:39 am

I think Ellis Johnson can find a way to stop the run. He has had 2 extra days to prepare for the dawgsqueeze. My money says Ellis over BooBoo, Spurrier over Grantham, home crowd over the freshman. This is the beginning of a 3 game slide for the pukes – er, pups. I think Petrino lights them up next week and Mullen and the cowbells are too much for the downtrodden, disheartened, overrated reform preschoolers.

Dawg4Life

September 27th, 2010
9:38 am

Tony, Tony, Tony- Why on earth would you think that Richt deserves a chance to “right the ship”? Well, buddy, the ship should have never been wronged this bad in the first place. I was all about being patient with this team to start the season. We have a young qb, a new def coord and scheme, and for the most part an overall young team. Its not the fact that UGA lost to Miss St, its how they lost. In a must win game for Richt, these players came out and played a very disinterested game. Richt has lost this team, period. There is no discipline on this team, and it looks like a bunch of highly touted recruits just running around blindly. We have been out coached in every real game we have played, and there is 100% no excuse for that. Ultimately, at the end of the day, all of these issues are a product of Richt and it is time for him to go. Let him go be a minister, or what ever tickles his fancy, but it is time for him to hang up the headset.

Ronald

September 27th, 2010
9:38 am

Really Tony? Duh. I knew that after last season but you still pick them every week. Can’t wait to see your rationalization for picking them to win in Co

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
9:38 am

“The reality: Georgia is just not very good’

That is an understatement.

Also, I love how Barny just leaves out Cam Newton who was just named National Player of the Week.

Mayo

September 27th, 2010
9:38 am

Agree with someone above that this all began in 2008 when the ‘Dogs fell off the bus in Knoxville. They simply were not ready to play that day and looked like they just showed up and went through the motions. I thought then that was a harbinger of things to come.

Beast from the East

September 27th, 2010
9:39 am

5IML,
Not looking for a win in Tuscaloosa this Saturday but I do expect the Gators to compete. Hopefully, our offense will play more like they did against UK and less like the prior 3 weeks. The question will be can the young Gator defense slow down the powerful offense of Bama. I think we’ll struggle with that. Anyway, look forward to the game and may the best team win.

Buffalo Burgers

September 27th, 2010
9:39 am

60-39-5
30-24
73-66
8 of 9
Things that still make me laugh (like when I drive by Bobby Dodd “Stadium”)

Dane

September 27th, 2010
9:39 am

Hey Tony you guaranteed a ga win last week. Liar.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
9:39 am

“Auburn road trips are ahead. And it will be a long walk home….”

????????????????????????????????????????? How so, Ms. Charlie?

Dawg_Mike

September 27th, 2010
9:40 am

@ gdawginkalamazoo- Thanks for the belly laugh this morning. I needed it.

I totally agree. Ealey cannot cross the goal line with the ball.

Mike

September 27th, 2010
9:40 am

Time for BooBoo to go. The offense has stunk ever since he’s been there.

GaGator

September 27th, 2010
9:40 am

jumbeauxtiger

Just checked and Bama is a 7 point favorite and I’ll still take, Georgia is 2 point favorite over Colorado–geeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Charlie Bama

September 27th, 2010
9:41 am

Ok, I smell him now. Thanks!

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
9:41 am

Interesting insight on UGA from http://www.RollBamaRoll.com “Thoughts from around the SEC”:

Richt gets Croomed, or Mullened, or whatever. And, a few hours later, another player gets arrested. At this point, UGA is 2-7 in their last nine SEC games, and frankly any remotely competent team should beat them. The season is over for the Dawgs, and it’s really just a matter of the recruiting fallout and whether or not Richt can do enough in the final eight games to return for an eleventh season in Athens. And, as an aside, I’ll point out that Georgia has wasted the career of AJ Green just like Tennessee wasted the career of Eric Berry. Two once-in-a-generation talents for those programs, and they were wasted on bad teams led by washed up coaches.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
9:42 am

“5. In retrospect (i.e. after UGA’s loss to MSU), USC was not as good as we all thought. Didn’t Aub start 5-0 last year?”

I KNEW IT! Every time Auburn beats a ranked opponent, arm chair qb’s go with “oh, well “said” team was just overrated.

Hey, Bama tard, if USC was overrated, then Arky is overrated. How about that?

Moron

Freddie

September 27th, 2010
9:42 am

Ga will lose one of it’s next 3. They will lose to Fla and Aub. They may lost to Gt or Kty.
I see at least 6 losses. I see 6 for gt. Both teams could be 6-6 or maybe 5-7. Thank goodness for the Falcons.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
9:42 am

Cam Newton Named National Player of the Week

Against South Carolina, the SEC’s top run defense going into Saturday’s game, Newton rushed for 176 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries in a 35-27 win. He also passed for 158 yards and two TDs to earn Rivals.com National Player of the Week honors.

With the Tigers trailing 20-14 at halftime, Newton did his best work in the second half, accounting for three of his five touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters.

“He has been a great addition to our football team,” Auburn coach Gene Chizik said. “I think he has handled all of the circumstances really, really well with a lot of class. He was a huge reason we won the football game, let’s not make any mistake about it, but there were a bunch of others out there that did it, too.”

Chizik’s comments could be an understatement — Newton leads the SEC in rushing and in passing efficiency.

MS. Bully

September 27th, 2010
9:44 am

I love all the fans who keep saying that Georgia has more talent than MS. State. You need to go back and reevaluate your thoughts just like this idiot who picks each weeks winners. Just go ask #3 what hit him at the goal line when his helmet went one way and the ball went another. MS. State proved who are the real Bulldogs of the SEC. Why does the AJC block comments on every Georgia player arrested?

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
9:44 am

I love how Bama fans talk about how great it was for Bama to come back from the half and win the game by 4 points over Arkansas, who by they way beat UGA with a minute or so to spare.

Auburn beat MSS, who beat the living crap out of UGA, AND South Carolina who beat the crap out of UGA.

Face it Bama fans, you now have some competition and it’s name is Auburn.

Dawg gone gittin' it

September 27th, 2010
9:45 am

“Georgia’s not very good” May we add: “Tony’s not very good at his scoring and win-loss predictions.” You’d loose your butt in ‘Vegas.

Gen Neyland

September 27th, 2010
9:45 am

Over the last, say 30 years, what has been the average tenure of a HC in the SEC..?

John

September 27th, 2010
9:45 am

Despite Barnhart’s “revelation”, the AJC sportswriters and everyone else will continue to pick Georgia to win each game while claiming that the teams that beat them are simply overrated. Unbelievable.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
9:45 am

“Why does the AJC block comments on every Georgia player arrested?’

Because UGA pays them to do that. Joke.

Wake me up when CMR kicks a real player off the team!

September 27th, 2010
9:45 am

Another day and another dawg arrested.. And true to form, CMR finds it within himself to kick a player off the team. Too bad its a scrub that didn’t even make the trip to Starkville! CMR is soft as baby doo. Slap the good players on the wrist and make an example out of the scrubs and walk ons… Nice.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
9:46 am

“Welcome back to the blog Auburn fans. We’ve missed having you around. Congrats on an impressive win.

That said… RTR!!!”

Well, seeing that Bama was missing for 15 years, same to you! LOL

Little Nicky Satan

September 27th, 2010
9:46 am

Hey Dawg Nation. After I win a 2nd in a row MNC in January 2011, I think I’ll be tired of all the winning at Bama. I will need a new challenge.

I can be had for a cool 8 million$.

Think about it.

Snoop

September 27th, 2010
9:47 am

Richt’s main problem at UGA is, the players have no respect for him. He has been effective at recruiting talented hoodlums, like Danelle Ellerbe and Odell Thurman, but he has made no effort to keep them in line. Richt has had well over a hundred arrests during his tenure. Some were relatively minor, some were felonies. In almost every case, Richt applied NCAA minimum punishments, usually suspension from the first game of the season, which was with teams like GA Southern and LA Lafayette. Richt’s low point was sending the team on the field to frolick in the end zone in 2007. That set a horrible example of bad sportsmanship and would have gotten most coaches fired. The whole program is in disarray, and the problems are bigger than Richt could ever correct. Most of these problems can be traced right back to Michael Adams, who is a self-promoter with no leadership qualities at all.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
9:47 am

“Over the last, say 30 years, what has been the average tenure of a HC in the SEC..?”

For Bama, it’s about 2 years. Everyone else it’s about 8-10.

Bledsoe

September 27th, 2010
9:47 am

Just how many more years are you Richt apologists going to give him. His best years are behind him, and this year is a colossal train wreck.

Sack Richt and the coaching staff now, or we’ll be having this “next year” discussion for aeveral more years.

And get rid of AJ Green and Washaun Ealey now. If Richt is indeed serious about cleaning up his team’s behavior, send these two punks home now.

Gen Neyland

September 27th, 2010
9:47 am

Mr CFB may have picked UGA straight down the line, but in all honesty, I’ve done the same with Tennessee. But I’m partial. WAIT A MINUTE..!

DostaDawg

September 27th, 2010
9:48 am

Tony,
No sht, buddy. Our players are trying to run the show. They dont respect Richt. Thats painfully obvious. Here’s whats happening in the “close knit” family.

1. Richt and Grantham arent getting along well. Richt toned Grantham down after the sideline tirade in the LLF game. We will lose TG because of that. Either we are committed to winning or we arent. We need a TG on the sideline.
2. There is a big dissention in the locker room. The players are wanting Wooten, Aaron White, and Geathers to be playing lots more. THey are saying the coaches are showing favortism to other players.
3. We have got to sit Ealey. Bring on the scout team rb’s. I dont care who it is. And our O line is horrendus. For a bunch of JR.s and SR’s we look horrible.

4th. WE ARE THE UNIVERSITY OF BY GOD GEORGIA, WE HAVE RESOURCES OUT THE ARSE. WE SHOULD BE DOING BETTER THAN THIS. DEAD ASS LAST IS UNACCEPTABLE.

Scott

September 27th, 2010
9:50 am

Why didn’t Ealey jump on the ball after he fumbled it. He stood up looked at it and watched the MSU player jump on it. All he has to do is grab it and it’s a TD. That is coaching. That is a lazy idiot.

LHardingDawg

September 27th, 2010
9:50 am

Let Coach Richt win a few games and all of you guys with be back on the band wagon. Fair weather fans are a dime a dozen, look at all the new Bama stuff everywhere, but real fans are priceless.

David

September 27th, 2010
9:51 am

Tony: They (Georgia) just not want to be very good. Every SEC game this year, they let the other team take the lead early 7-0, then for some reason the defensive plays better for most of the rest of game.
Believe it or not special teams kill us, a punt hits a player downfield really made me cry for a few minutes because I was at Starkville to see this happening. Things I see why this team does not want to be good and Tony I going to be honest with you and it does not matter who you play.

1) SEC: You got to play 4 quarters of defensive, if you play 2 or 3 quarters you will lose every game. Defensive wins games!!!
2) You cannot turn the ball over at all on the road or in the red zone; Georgia both road games and same person fumble the ball on the 4 and 1 yard line when our offensive is moving the ball better than any top team.
3) Defensive cannot just walk to their position while the other team is ready to snap the ball. Our DB are moving around so much that they cannot adjust to the offensive. I do not see great defensive around the nation do this only Georgia. Most of the time Georgia was just lucky to stop the play; however on third down I see the defensive again not set right or moving around into the wrong position to make a big play. Last game position, LB could not get to the corner, and DB are making all the tackles except Houston at times. First game mistackles on that South Carolina RB.
4) They just want to want it MORE than the other team! Sorry, Tony I just do not see that we lose our edge some where out there. We are waiting for something to happen, and it may never happen. Well, the meantime, we are 1-3 record going to a place we never been to and expect to turn it around. Check Colorado website, they will be ready for Georgia (like Mississippi State) beating Georgia will make their season. No excuses GEORGIA, you just have to play Georgia Football and I mean Georgia Football of the past where the other team knew they have to play a perfect game to beat Georgia or they would lose, it is completely 180 degrees in the other direction now.

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
9:51 am

Auburn beats Missy State by a field goal, ekes one out in OT against Clempson, and ekes one oout at home against South Carolina. Now they’re contenders.

Arkansas crapped the bed in the 4th against UGA, they had manhandled them before that. I’m guessing they beat Aubie by 7-10 points.

dbc

September 27th, 2010
9:52 am

To JB @9:07 This is a fact stated by Grantham in an interview several weeks ago. CMR asked him to tone it down. Don’t think Markie Boy’s virgin ears could take all the F-bombs.

Bottom Dwellers

September 27th, 2010
9:52 am

Hahaha. Now you are all alone.

Couldn’t happen to a better bunch of losers and delusional fan base

Southeastern Standings
East Conf All
Florida (7) 2-0 4-0
South Carolina (20) 1-1 3-1
Vanderbilt 1-1 1-2
Kentucky 0-1 3-1
Tennessee 0-1 2-2
Georgia 0-3 1-3
West Conf All
LSU (12) 2-0 4-0
Auburn (10) 2-0 4-0
Alabama (1) 1-0 4-0
Arkansas (15) 1-1 3-1
Mississippi State 1-2 2-2
Mississippi 0-1 2-2

0-3 in the SEC

September 27th, 2010
9:52 am

See, it rhymes. How low can you go?

SECFan

September 27th, 2010
9:53 am

I don’t really get the whole unabashed adoration of Mark Richt, but I assume it has more to do with his persona than anything else. But if Richt doesn’t turn it around somehow, they will fire him – and it’s not because he’s not a nice guy, or didn’t get a fair shot, or didn’t have the resources, or anything like that. It’s business, really, not personal.

ratherBgambling

September 27th, 2010
9:53 am

The Gators will be those Bammers!

Book it!

JB

September 27th, 2010
9:54 am

Mobil Dawg…………..Your post @9:19, second paragraph, was right on…..ALL Dawg fans ought to read it…….It’s explains a lot about the three year slide. You would think AT SOME POINT in the last three years the slide would stop…….I look back at the Talent Knowshon and Stafford had, we just didn’t have a team around them. Without them, this implosion would have happened 2-3 years ago…………Seeing Auburn in year two under their NO NAME coach they brought in gives me hope. They are not a super star staff, just pretty good football coach’s. What a difference at Auburn…

0-3 in the SEC

September 27th, 2010
9:54 am

Do we still have a mathematical shot at the SEC?

Ted

September 27th, 2010
9:54 am

baba dude
you eaked one out against ark and should have lost. you will over the next 2 weeks. you’re not the best team in the country. oregon is

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
9:54 am

“Auburn beats Missy State by a field goal, ekes one out in OT against Clempson, and ekes one oout at home against South Carolina. Now they’re contenders.”

And that same Miss ST team beat the crap out of UGA, who by the way, was picked to win the SEC East. Also, that same ClemPson team is second best in the ACC.

Oh, and every single sports “analyst” picked USC to beat Auburn by 2 touchdowns.

But please, keep talking down Auburn and how Auburn is this and that. We’ll just keep winning.

Autiger

September 27th, 2010
9:55 am

Tony,can we please talk about something other than UGA? You’re having a bad season, just accept it and move on. I would rather read about the other teams in the SEC and other conferences.
The Oregon-Stanford game is a good start and I would like some analysis on that and the Florida-Bama game.

Also, what about LSU? Good win for them against WV.

Or how about how much of a disappoint Colorado’s coach has been?

Please expand your topics because its getting depressing hearing about UGA every week.

dawgfan

September 27th, 2010
9:56 am

The lack of urgency has been missing since long before this past Saturday. Its becoming apparent that the writing has been on the wall for awhile now. This is a program that just goes through the motions and is on auto-pilot. WHEN, not if, Richt gets the boot, I wouldn’t be surprised if he retired from coaching. The fire just isn’t there anymore. Sad, but true.

PappyHappy

September 27th, 2010
9:56 am

A couple of ingredients missing from UGA Saturday evening were: LEADERSHIP; DISCIPLINE; & COACHING! Feel sorry for many of the young men on the UGA team! Seems like Richt is racing to reach his minimum level of mediocrity (he may have found it in 2010)!

Mr. Bitter

September 27th, 2010
9:56 am

Do you think UGA will charge $5,000 per season ticket next year? Oops, I meant $5 per ticket.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
9:56 am

“Arkansas crapped the bed in the 4th against UGA, they had manhandled them before that. I’m guessing they beat Aubie by 7-10 points.”

“guessing” is the key word there. Bama fans aren’t great with facts.

Arkansas beat the Dawgs with a minute to go and Bama barely got passed them with a 4 point win.

Bottom line: Bama fans are delusional.

Please

September 27th, 2010
9:57 am

Could someone name one, just one, UGA player that could make the first string at Bama or Florida. It’s a stretch to name one that could make the second string. None of the running backs would even make third string. This tells the story of how bad things are in Athens and it won’t get better anytime soon.

bamaguy

September 27th, 2010
9:57 am

Nice to have two teams from Alabama in the top ten. Looking like the Iron Bowl will be the “game of the year.”

Barnyard

September 27th, 2010
9:57 am

How dumb do you feel for spending all that money on tickets now?
Enjoy Ken and Vandy losers.

JB

September 27th, 2010
9:57 am

FireRicht.com

September 27th, 2010
9:58 am

Terrible LOGIC and certainly not worthy of Mr.College Football. Richt needs to go; should go; and has had 10 years to get rid of the problems. His greatest win…Hawaii! GET REAL!!! The most talented team in the nation at underperforming three years in a row!!!! Burn me once…make no change. Burn me twice get rid of Martinez. Burn me thrice….Sorry I am just not that big of a FOOL. RICHT NEEDS TO GO NOW!

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
9:58 am

bamaguy

Would be pretty awesome to have Auburn and Bama undefeated at the Iron Bowl.

Tom

September 27th, 2010
9:59 am

Auburn has 4 road games this year? How is that possible? They will lose at least one of the next two.

dawgfacedboy

September 27th, 2010
9:59 am

Stopp complainingn about the D people, we all knew they would take their lumps this year learning a new scheme. All we heard about this off season was the 1,2 punh at RB and the veteran O line that was going to take the pressure off of Murray. Well, all the pressure has been on him, figuratively and literally. If we can’t run the ball we won’t win another game, it’s that simple. As long as the opposing team can say in their post game interviews “we watched film and knew exactly what they were going to do” we won’t be a good football team.

Stop blaming Murray
Stop blaming Grantham

ViningsDAWG

September 27th, 2010
9:59 am

1) We paid $750,000 for this mess. Can Grantham really coach college kids? Can we keep kids out of jail? Its the little things, our program is too lax and needs more discipline. We look like Tallahassee

2) I think Bama is starting to get nervous.

Notre Dame is not very good either

September 27th, 2010
9:59 am

When is that great Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly,
going to get his ‘ Signature Win ‘ ?

Not this year.

The Thin Guy

September 27th, 2010
10:00 am

Tech stinks. UGA stinks. Thank Gawd for the Falcons. Didn’t have much hope for Da Birds after they lost to Pittsburgh’s third string QB. But, unless the trip to the Big Easy was a fluke, we’ve got somebody to pull for. UGA has a bunch of very talented, poorly coached jocks. Tech has a bunch of average jocks who are well coached. I like Coach Mark Richt. He is a Christian gentleman and a fine role model for his jocks. But Ray Goff was a better coach. The Tech coach is from the Woody Hayes school. But if you ain’t got lemons you can’t make lemonade.

GA STINKS!

September 27th, 2010
10:00 am

Not much else to say…. GA is now the bottom feeder of the SEC…Yikes!! We could easily lose 7-8 games this year… STINK STANK STUNK!!!!!!!

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
10:00 am

“They will lose at least one of the next two.”

I highly doubt Auburn will lose to Louisiana Monroe or Kentucky. They do have Arkansas and LSU at home this year and back to back. If Auburn comes out of that with 1 or 0 losses, look for a huge showdown in Tuscaloosa.

WDE!!

JB

September 27th, 2010
10:00 am

please……………you are correct………………The Only player that might start for Bama would be Orson Charles. He’s a beast that’s not being used. He would flourish with coaching. Justin Anderson would be second team and play some…..and of course, our kickers. I don’t see anyone else but AJ, But I haven’t seen him play in so long, I don’t know.

Ga State

September 27th, 2010
10:00 am

Don’t worry Dogs and Tech
We will take care of Bama and this state

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
10:01 am

“We will take care of Bama and this state”

The revenge of Bill Curry. LOVE IT!

Go Vols

September 27th, 2010
10:02 am

UGA lacks leadership among the players – perhaps it isn’t encouraged. Where are the Pollacks, Baileys, who were the ones previously to provide the spark? I watch UGA and see listless play. The truth is except for a 6-8 minute spurt, Arkansas dominated – maybe we should have seen this coming. They have no identity on offense or defense. Expect the offense to improve with Green’s return.

Yes, I’m a Vol fan – I know we aren’t good. My comments are observations, not cheap shots.

The Real SugarHillDawg

September 27th, 2010
10:04 am

Hey Tony, you wanna bet Richt will be back in 2011?He is the REASON we are in this mess and if we have a sub .500 season,he is GONE!!! No question!!!!!!

JB

September 27th, 2010
10:05 am

Thanks Go Vols…………………We in big trouble down here………………….If you guys beats us, you will here TAPS played by our band at the end of the game…………Not a cheap shot at you either, just where ya’ll are right now.

GaGator

September 27th, 2010
10:06 am

0-3 in the SEC

September 27th, 2010
9:54 am
Do we still have a mathematical shot at the SEC?

Absolutely—-ZERO AND NONE

Tony

ESPN just proved your point, “Georgia just isn’t very good”

The SEC power ranking just can out for this week and the dawgs are # 10 just behind VANDY!!!!!!!!!!!
and just ahead of #11 Tenn. and # 12 Ole Miss.

Geeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzz behind Vandy a new all time low.

Fantasy Island

September 27th, 2010
10:07 am

UGA fan preseason:

Dawgs Roll in JAX!
May 11th, 2010
10:23 pm
Mark it down–this Dawg team may be their best in 20 years! The D will be loaded and with Grantham’s 3-4, Florida’s offense with brantley (good, not great) will be shut down cold! The Dawg running game will be the best in the SEC and will be pounding the ball for 200 yards on the florida D that lost all their good talent. Dawgs 30 Fla 20–bank on it!

1 player would

September 27th, 2010
10:09 am

Hey Please – Blair Walsh on FG but not KO – does that count?

JB

September 27th, 2010
10:09 am

There is ONE good thing this AM……TECH is in a snit, because everything WE have been telling them is true. Gailey’s Boys gone, and DC’s have figured out how to scheme for that offense.
They looked pitiful Saturday with no passing game trying to come back……Wait till Nesbitt and the other A back are gone. 5-6 wins a year…..

r2d2

September 27th, 2010
10:09 am

can someone name me the leaders on the UGA team? i can’t remember one word about player leadership this year.

Marble Rye

September 27th, 2010
10:09 am

If Richt gets no respect from the players as some here are saying, then that clearly means he’s lost his team. Which in turn means he needs to go. Once you lose your team, you don’t get it back.

VADAWG

September 27th, 2010
10:09 am

Richt has been trying to fix his team for the last three years and every year it gets worse. Bottomline: Richt is the problem. He is too soft and his team shows it. Bringing him back for 2011 would be putting off the inevitable. UGA should start rebuilding with a new head coach next year.

Carl Childers

September 27th, 2010
10:09 am

Georgia only seems to have a handful of offensive plays. I have never seen an offense that is so predictable. When Georgia only wins three or four games this season everyone will wake up and place blame where it needs to be.

sunny purdue

September 27th, 2010
10:10 am

Tony,
I think UGA has GOTTA win this week!!!!!!!!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. What a putz.

Mr. Bitter

September 27th, 2010
10:10 am

As a UGA alum, I would rather see a so-so thugless program with high academic standards than a team full of thugs and idiots. The rest of the student body has unbelievably high academic standards. Why not the football team?

Fantasy Island

September 27th, 2010
10:10 am

#2 preseason fan:

Dawg Rule
May 12th, 2010
2:05 am
Florida’s going to be way down—they lost their 4 best players on O and D—look for the Dawgs to stop that lucky UF run and start dominating this series. Richt’s got the talent and asst coaches he needs, finally to beat UF!!! Gators go down in 2010—bet the house.

BJohnDawg

September 27th, 2010
10:10 am

Its Simple

1) outcoached
2) our lines were dominated on both sides of the ball.

Defense is not the problem. Its the offense which was suppose to be the strength of this team.
Our offensive line was called one of the best in the country. They are playing like country bumpkins.

Our running backs…as earlier blogger suggested, Georgia’s running backs are average at best. And that is when they are not fumbling.

The offensive play calling is predictable.
But the biggest problem Sat night was the coaching. They were FLAT outcoached. Mullins and company made changes and adjustments. The UGA coaches …not sure what they were doing. When UGA could not stop the run, they put 8 in the box, and MSU coaches set them up with a play action pass down the middle.

Both if the offense scores points, their offense would not have lived on the field as they did. but no our offense was on the 3 and out gameplan. That one only works if you are at their ten yard line.

The offensive level of coaching…is offensive.

THIS HAS BECOME A LIFESTYLE PROGRAM. DO just enough to keep your job. ITs BFFs for life and family time and worrying about everything else except winning.

GaGator

September 27th, 2010
10:11 am

VADAWG

September 27th, 2010
10:09 am
Richt has been trying to fix his team for the last three years and every year it gets worse. Bottomline: Richt is the problem. He is too soft and his team shows it. Bringing him back for 2011 would be putting off the inevitable. UGA should start rebuilding with a new head coach next year.

You are absolutely right–nice guy, TOO SOFT!

JB

September 27th, 2010
10:11 am

A Mark Richt on our sidelines depends on the next 8 games………….If Mark can rally this team to win some games, I say he resigns with some type of Financial settlement.

reservoirDAWG

September 27th, 2010
10:12 am

The problem is an unimaginative offensive coordinator.

PapaDawg

September 27th, 2010
10:12 am

I knew we were going to have a liitle difficult year but 1-3. I guess I underestimatded how bad we are from Coaches to the last player

0-3 in the SEC

September 27th, 2010
10:12 am

Preseason delusional UGA fans checklist:
1. Best defensive coordinator in college football.
2. Best running game in college football.
3. Strong offensive line.
4. Best quarterback in the country.
5. SEC and NC in 2010.

Reality:
1.Fourth choice on the hire, got fired from Cleveland. Retread.
2. Terrible running backs that can’t hold the ball, or block when they don’t have the ball.
3. Weak offensive line. Terrible, just terrible.
4. Not even the best QB on your team, drunken rape kept you from having the guy you really wanted.
5. Another year watching from the sidelines in January. 30 straight years of nothing.

Reality sucks!!!

JB

September 27th, 2010
10:12 am

That S/b on our sidelines in 2011 and s/b Can’t rally this team……………….Geez

Fantasy Island

September 27th, 2010
10:13 am

Best running game in teh SEC, new def coordinator gonna change everything!

Secondly, to all you Techies…

Where are all of the “ROBOT” fans? Where is Nesbitt for heisman???

GaGator

September 27th, 2010
10:13 am

Fantasy Island

September 27th, 2010
10:10 am
#2 preseason fan:

Dawg Rule
May 12th, 2010
2:05 am
Florida’s going to be way down—they lost their 4 best players on O and D—look for the Dawgs to stop that lucky UF run and start dominating this series. Richt’s got the talent and asst coaches he needs, finally to beat UF!!! Gators go down in 2010—bet the house.

Good stuff, wonder were Dawg Rule will be renting, since he lost his house.

jdfoshee

September 27th, 2010
10:14 am

“UGA is not very good”- you can’t sell that concept in Columbia, SC. They are absolutely hanging their hat on the win vs UGA.

collegeballfan

September 27th, 2010
10:15 am

UGA folks just need to lower their standards. The standards they set are not very realistic. UGA is not, has not and never will be a “national championship” quality program.

Look at the record for the last 30 years. One national championship 30 years ago and only 5 conference championships in the same 30 years.

In the same 30 year period the Florida Gators have 3 national titles and 8 conference titles.

In the same 30 years GT has 1 national title and 3 conference titles.

UGA does not measure up to Florida but does measure up to GT.

That is where the UGA program has been and will continue to be.

“And that’s the way it is…….”

GATA

September 27th, 2010
10:15 am

No, we’re not good right now, but take a look at how close we COULD be from being GREAT, that’s where the frustration lies. We came back and came within an eyelash of beating Arkansas, who, for all intents and purposes DID beat Alabama. Nothing wrong with the talent, it just comes down to motivation, heart, and desire. The players clearly respond to Richt. If CMR can get HIS head on straight, the rest of team will follow. Nothing wrong with UGA that winning won’t fix.

Fantasy Island

September 27th, 2010
10:16 am

Dawg Rule
May 12th, 2010
2:05 am
Florida’s going to be way down—they lost their 4 best players on O and D—look for the Dawgs to stop that lucky UF run and start dominating this series. Richt’s got the talent and asst coaches he needs, finally to beat UF!!! Gators go down in 2010—bet the house.

JB

September 27th, 2010
10:16 am

reservoirDawg……………..If we called better plays, who would block? who would run it? Which WR other than Durham could get separation from a DB ?

Mike Smith

September 27th, 2010
10:17 am

Your wrong, Tony. UGA has the talent, but the offensive coaching is not there this year. The line is totally underachieving, and Mike Bobo continues to stubbornly call plays that just are not working. He refuses to make the TE and FB a major part of the offense like they have been in the past for Richt, even though he has success with them on the rare occasion he calls their number. He would rather run all the receivers 20 yards down field or hand off straight up the middle.

I have never seen fewer screen and dump off plays called for a freshman QB in my entire life. Murray rarely has a check down route or a quick short route to go to. Murray is mobile, yet you rarely see them roll the pocket for him. TE Orson Charles is his favorite target from high school, they connect on the rare occasions he gets to throw to him, yet Charles continues to be a non factor in the game plan. This is coaching, Tony, not on the field talent.

As for the defense, they are the reason UGA hasnt been getting blown out. While the offense has tripped over itself for much of the last 3 games, the defense has kept the other team from lighting up the scoreboard. Miss St. scored on their first possession, and then didnt score again until the 4th quarter. That is plenty of time for the offense to put up some points.

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
10:17 am

Yep, Alabama played about as poor a half as they could play Saturday. Of course, in the second they manned up and beat Arky 13-3. Clempson is mediocre at best, and USCe will prove to be as well. You Aubies have a good shot at a nine or ten win season. Good for you.

David

September 27th, 2010
10:17 am

Tony, Georgia just does not want to be good.
1) In the SEC, you better play four quarters of defensive, Georgia is not and they are 0-3 SEC. They are giving up too many big plays.
2) Offensive turn the ball over inside the 5 yard line (TWICE) and the same person did it. That was both road games, if you want to win on the road, you cannot take points off the scoreboard.
3) Special Team; last game on a punt return play a Georgia player ran into a ball going downfield to block, Mississippi State player recover the ball on a very short punt. Another turnover while giving the other team another scoring opportunity.
4) Georgia has lose it edge. I see this more on the road than at home. Players are not lining up ready to play. Defensive is walking to their position while the other team is already line up ready for the play. Players out of positions and then they get burn. Great defensives do not have those problems.
5) Georgia cannot slap the ball within the necessary time, so they have to call a TO after making a big play themselves, or the defensive have 12 players out there where they try burning all their TO in the third quarter.

Please

September 27th, 2010
10:18 am

JB, I’m not sure about Orson Charles but it’s a sad day when the kickers are the stars of the team.

reservoirDAWG

September 27th, 2010
10:18 am

JB, I don’t know. I am extremely frustrated!

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
10:19 am

Excuse me, the second half was 17-3. Apologize for the typo.

Ted Brogan

September 27th, 2010
10:20 am

WDE, how are Bama fans delusional? They expect to win every game because they have won every regular season game for the past two and a half years and a national championship. Cam Newton is a great player and it will be interesting to see what Auburn can do if a team can figure out how to shut him down.
GA fans, Richt is a great person but I don’t understand how he can have such a lack of discipline on and off the field. Watching the game Saturday I don’t think I saw him open his mouth once.
RTR

Fantasy Island

September 27th, 2010
10:23 am

Typical Dawg Delusion:

. We came back and came within an eyelash of beating Arkansas, who, for all intents and purposes DID beat Alabama.

Nice losers reasoning

gdawginkalamazoo

September 27th, 2010
10:24 am

Washaun, a football, and the endzone walk into a bar…..

Ahhh. That joke won’t work because nobody could imagine it happening.

Bill

September 27th, 2010
10:24 am

JB

We lost to a undefeated ranked team with a future nfl qb. Who did y’all lose to again?
Both teams suck so neither should be talking much right now. Especially you.

You Could See It In His Eyes

September 27th, 2010
10:24 am

With bright lights shining and cameras gazing straight into his face, Mark Richt’s expressions and actions Sat. night told it all. He spat several times (first time ever?). He ripped off his headset a few times. He tried to look mad. Folks, he looked like the definition of despair.

His eyes bespoke his feelings: How did it come to this? How did we get this low? How can we be this bad? How can we keep making such mentally-stupid mistakes? Why can’t we run the ball? Why are we reduced to having to play a redshirt freshmen QB? Why isn’t Mike Bobo in the press box so he can see the field better? Why hasn’t he learned to call plays? Why haven’t I learned to use this talent better and to motivate my players and staff better? Do we really have “great” talent? Are our players the most mentally-undisciplined team in the country?

Just go ahead and get mad, coach. Quit trying to be the nice guy. This is not a church team you are coaching, and it ain’t little league. Your team plays just like you act and look and talk: too reserved, too cool, not intense, too calm, too unintense, too rational.

Morph yourself into the intensity required to be a successful major college coach today, or find another job. Yes, it’s different now than even a few years ago when UGA was doing well under you. But things change quickly in this game, and these changes have already left you behind.

You’re being paid to win, not to be nice and preach. Fair? YES.

jumbeauxtiger

September 27th, 2010
10:24 am

GaGator,

One of the Vegas sports books had the Tide by 9. Not sure which one but think even 7 points will be tough to cover as I expect this game to go down to the wire.

That’s good that you are rotating 12 linemen. The Tigers rotated 10 against Mountaineers. You can do that if you have talent and both teams do.

Saban is smart and took advantage of Ark as he knew he could win by being patient and wearing them down.

Gameday should be in TTown this on Saturday. I guess ESPN didn’t want to have to fly Herbstreit to the West Coast from Tuscaloosa.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
10:24 am

“Clempson is mediocre at best, and USCe will prove to be as well. You Aubies have a good shot at a nine or ten win season. Good for you.”

Like I said, whenever it comes to Auburn coming back to beating very good USC team and a decent ACC team, Bama fans still call us mediocre. When Bama comes back against a very good Arkansas team, they call themselves BEST TEAM EVER.

Gotta love Bama logic.

simplythetruth

September 27th, 2010
10:25 am

So Tony, you feel that Richt deserves a chance to fix UGA? What makes you think that he has the ability to do so? Didn’t he put them in this situation because of his lack of leadership and his short-sightedness? If the AD and President at UGA don’t take steps now , by beginning a search, immediately, for Richt’s replacement, aren’t they just going to be another year behind the 8 ball? Many paying fans and alums have waited far too long for corrections to be made and they’ve seen nothing positive occur in the last few years.

jumbeauxtiger

September 27th, 2010
10:27 am

Anyone notice that in the Caoches Poll the SEC has 4 of the top 11?

What I find unheard of is that one conference divsion, the SEC West, has 4 teams in the Top 15 of both polls.

Mr Brightside

September 27th, 2010
10:27 am

At least all you leghumpers can take your new hats and t-shirts back to Wal-mart. No receipt, no problem, they’ll give you a store credit. That’s assuming the ac was working in the trailer this weekend and you didn’t sweat thru em. Question, if Richt does fires Bobo, do you have any confidence that he can hire a competent replacement? See recent dc coaching change.

Patrick

September 27th, 2010
10:27 am

Clemson is better than some of you are giving them credit for.
We were manhandling Auburn for one half. Ark was manhandling Bama for one half. Actually 3 quarters. Mediocre teams don’t do that. Clemson is every bit as good as Auburn SC.

Fantasy Island

September 27th, 2010
10:27 am

Mark Richt, good call on not having 2 adays this year… How’s that working out for ya?

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
10:27 am

“WDE, how are Bama fans delusional? They expect to win every game because they have won every regular season game for the past two and a half years and a national championship. Cam Newton is a great player and it will be interesting to see what Auburn can do if a team can figure out how to shut him down.”

1: See above.

2: 2 years ago, you guys lost two games.

3: Without Saban, your team would be UGA West.

4: Cam Newton is great, and like ANY player, can be shut down. Last year we limited Mark Ingram and you guys came back with .52 left to play to beat us.

McDawg

September 27th, 2010
10:28 am

I was watching the Auburn game and watching UGA on the laptop and the intensity was so much different between Auburn and UGA

our Offensive line simply blows–Defense we don’t have the talent but no excuses for the offense

is our system complicated???? or are we just getting wipped

too bad about Baker he was a rising star

Fantasy Island

September 27th, 2010
10:29 am

And, the Coupe De Grace:

DAWG258
May 12th, 2010
1:27 pm
Dawgs will win the SEC in 2010. Book it!
Bama fan be greatful Colt came out the game or you would’ve been down 14-0 and probably lost the game. with that call on the kickoff you aren’t what you think you are! But you hold the crystal so you have the spot!
Gator fan please look at what happened after the 1 recruiting class the basketball team had left, you now see what your future holds. there is no more cupcake schedule and you will lose 4 games this season; welcome back to reality. Your coach will have to earn respect from this point and by next year im sure the word that will follow him will be OVER RATED! remember anyone can beat OSU. be thankful that 3 teams lost to let you in. We all saw with No Dan Mullen your offense isnt good and now we will see without Charlie Strong your Defense wont be either
UT is laughable
GT is a joke
Go DAWGS! GATA !

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
10:29 am

“Clemson is better than some of you are giving them credit for.
We were manhandling Auburn for one half. Ark was manhandling Bama for one half. Actually 3 quarters. Mediocre teams don’t do that. Clemson is every bit as good as Auburn SC.”

See, this is right on the money. Preseason rankings don’t mean squat. People were talking about how VT was going to run the table in the ACC and they’ve lost 2 games.

In 2004, USC talked about how they beat VT by 6 or so points and how Auburn only beat them by 3 yet when USC actually played VT, VT was not ranked in the top 25.

Clemson is a good team and will be a force in the ACC. Let’s just see how the rest of the season plays out.

JB

September 27th, 2010
10:29 am

The clock is ticking…. If it’s this year or next, Dawgs looking at a new coach……Reading a little optimism from some bloggers here this AM that we’ll shake this off….just a little bad luck….coulda, shoulda ,woulda type stuff…………….Your are using your heart, not your eyes and head. I like Mark…Met him several times. great guy…………He doesn’t have the players, the coach’s or the time to turn this around………….yes, we’ll win 3 or 4 games this year. Will that make it all OK. Auburn is living another day without Tuberville, Tenn. has a bigger mountain to climb, but will……………..We’ll be OK also…………………..Mark will land at North Carolina or Wake…………….He’s rich and will coach again and his family will be fine. He can take Bobo to Wake with him.

McDawg

September 27th, 2010
10:31 am

Perhaps the dawgs needs more of a pagan ethos when it comes to football

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
10:32 am

“was watching the Auburn game and watching UGA on the laptop and the intensity was so much different between Auburn and UGA”

Yep, and one reason we’re good is because we have a chip on our shoulders. UGA was picked to be the surprise team in the SEC and so far they have been a surprise. Surprisingly bad.

We all knew Bama would be good. Florida to me is still iffy because they have yet to play a ranked team. Arkansas is a very good team but lacks defense. Auburn is playing with heart and they have some very talented football players that will be around for the next 3 years. LSU is still iffy because they’ve won by the skin of their teeth.

Shawn

September 27th, 2010
10:33 am

jumbo
they all gotta play each other and fall out. it happened in the big 12 2 years ago

Chris

September 27th, 2010
10:33 am

Tony, if we lose to Florida, Auburn, and Ga. Tech, then something needs to happen. At the very least, Bobo should be gone. But if we also lose to the likes of Tennessee, Kentucky, or Vanderbilt, then how can you say that Richt will still be in Athens in 20011?

I just don’t believe that. You can’t live in the past, and you can’t give Richt a free pass for what he did his first five years at Georgia. The past five years we have underachieved. Even when we were 11-2 in 2007 we underachieved. With all of that talent we should have been undefeated. We weren’t and it all falls back on coaching.

I think it’s pretty simple. If we finish with a losing record, and no bowl appearance, Richt should be fired.

Ted Brogan

September 27th, 2010
10:33 am

WDE,
1) Being delusional means you’re team sucks and yet you still think they are the best. I could understand that if this was Bama fans saying this three or four years ago
2) I said regular season games, not the SEC champ or Sugar bowl in 08.
3) Last time I checked we had Saban
4) Sorry, I forgot about the Auburn moral victory last year.

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
10:33 am

Never said best team ever there pal.

But on the road against a top 10 team, in what the Arkansas folks described as the biggest game on campus since the sixties, Alabama manned up and won the second half 17-3.

If you honestly think that compares to home games against the two South Carolina schools then I don’t know what to tell you. The Barners are above average, but nowhere near Bama or Florida, imo.

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
10:35 am

LSU is still iffy because they’ve won by the skin of their teeth.

Uh, pot meet kettle? Overtime, Clempson, ring a bell?

Alan

September 27th, 2010
10:35 am

Falcons favored by 7-8 over the 49ers. I think they can win 11 of the next 13. Yesterday’s freebie at the end was huge for playoff seeding. Glad we have one winner in this state.

wesleywhatwhat

September 27th, 2010
10:35 am

Alan

September 27th, 2010
10:37 am

Amazing the dogs are favored by 4 against Colorado.

Ed

September 27th, 2010
10:37 am

I disagree that Richt “deserves” another shot in ‘11. As Clint Eastwood’s character said in Unforgiven, “deserve’s got nothin’ to do with it.”

If Richt has mailed it in and just going through the motions or is simply not a good coach, it makes no sense whatsoever to throw away the 2011 season out a sense of fairness. Richt struck gold as head coach of Georgia, he’ll be just fine.

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
10:39 am

Alan, it shouldn’t have even come down to that freebie. I have never seen a crazier bounce on a punt. What are the odds tht a punt hits the shoe of a receiving team player a yard from the sideline, bounces straight up, and a kicking team player is close enough to just barely keep it inbounds?

JB

September 27th, 2010
10:39 am

Who on this Staff get’s retained? Uh, none except those two grad Assit who won the bowl game for us last year………………………………….How did this thing come off the tracks….we used to line up under Richt and win 10 a year, win every bowl and Tech regular. We’ll Tech’s a given.

Pete

September 27th, 2010
10:39 am

funny wesley

Snake Doc

September 27th, 2010
10:39 am

Wonder Dawg – If you at least had the intellect of a 25 year old I might consider debating you. As it is, you have half the brain of flea, maybe not even that. You’re a blind, fool!

Or is your real name Buck Belue? Bozo!

Go away! You bother people!

Mr. Georgia Football Returns

September 27th, 2010
10:40 am

Is Mark Richt initiating some sort of “Scorched Earth Policy” on Georgia before he leaves?

Coach O

September 27th, 2010
10:41 am

@WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

Okay… I’ll admit it. Cam Newton is better than the Georgia Bulldogs.

Good luck with that. :-)

McDawg

September 27th, 2010
10:41 am

hate to be a realist-after all this is college football–but how much does CMR make a year???

whether you like CMR or not is besides the point-these coaches get paid alot of $$ at a time when other parts of the University are hurting and cutting back

i don’t think a coach has to be playing for a National Championship every year to be succesful but there has been a noted decline at UGA th epast 3yrs-even Butler’s punting not living up

buckeyedawg

September 27th, 2010
10:42 am

If i understood correctly the pres. the ad and cmr said there would be no more excuses for bad behavior within the last wk or so. they were not going to put up with it any more if this is the first incident then they are telling all players no more. cmr will get things changed around. he started with defense this year, now i believe he works on offense. be positive dawg fans

BromoDawg

September 27th, 2010
10:42 am

Tony,

Why don’t we go back to what worked? Richt calling the plays and Bobo coaching QBs.

Alan

September 27th, 2010
10:43 am

I know. Total luck. But that’s part of the game. At least we now know that you can push a player into a punt returner to keep him from catching it and it’s considered a block. What made me mad was the total lack of credit we got on the shows later that day. Dilfer was saying how we lucked into the win and acted like we didn’t deserve it. That guy is a da. We’re fav by 8 over San Fran. I guess we have to get to 6-1 before anyone takes us seriosuly. Apparently beating the defending SB champs in their place isn’t good enough. Something the Vikes couldn’t do. And the vikes get so much coverage yesterday.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
10:43 am

“Uh, pot meet kettle? Overtime, Clempson, ring a bell?”

If Clempson has a good season, that overtime win will look just fine.

2011

September 27th, 2010
10:44 am

No AJ no Durham.

SEC FAN

September 27th, 2010
10:45 am

And whose fault is that, Mr. Barnhart? You’re right. Richt. He is what’s wrong with the program. Putting the inevitable off until 2011 or 2012 will not solve the problem. Only prolong it and subject the UGA fanbase to more lackluster and disappointing football. People need to realize that Richt IS the problem and finding a head coach who can fix the problems and who will fix them is the first step toward a solution. Look at Alabama and FL.

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 27th, 2010
10:45 am

i tried to tell everyone on here that we were not that good,
glad to see people in the state of georgia call for some
heads to roll (tide) i’m not a bama fan just couldn’t
resist that line. 3-9 is the way i see the rest of the
year unfolding and CMR should step down and let us get a
real coach to run this program (dan mullin ) can be bought
out @ miss st, peterson from BOISE, or the TCU coach all
great candidates, the other question is wether CMR will step
down or hold the program hostiage and we really see that CMR
is just about the money, fire BOZO, fire SEARLES, fire
GARDNER(he is recruiting the WRONG TYPE OF PLAYERS), we were
outcoached in STARKVILLE plain and simple, so you think the
rest of the SEC coaches left on our schedule don’t know this
think again, i go back to LAME KIFFIN saying that UGA is the
easiest program to prepare for they are still running the
same offense they have been running for the last 5yrs, get
competent people in these areas and UGA will improve, not
until then. Another thing get a STRENTH and CONDITIONING
PROGRAM THAT WORKS THESE GUYS A$$ OFF then they won’t have
time to go out and BAR HOP and get DUI’S. These players
think that going to the NFL is a given, kick thier butts
off the PROGRAM and send a message, This kind of foolish
ignorance does not live @ THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, ZERO
TOLERANCE, IF you want to play @ UGA this is how it is
or go play elsewhere, cut and dry. like i said last week
WE’VE BEEN SCHLEBROCKED AGAIN BY CMR WOWSEY WOWSEY WO WO!!

Les W. Moore

September 27th, 2010
10:47 am

Wow, you mutt fans are either oblivious or just plain stupid.

Mark Richt has NOT changed ANYTHING with is offense, defense, and special teams since his first day on the job. The program is STAGNATE and PREDICTABLE no matter how many coaches you fire or hire (excluding Richt, of course). But Richt deserves at least one more year to improve the program. He has earned that much.

That being said, I would not expect him to make the difficult changes required in order to improve the team.

jumbeauxtiger

September 27th, 2010
10:47 am

Very true Shawn.

BPOilDisasterDawg

September 27th, 2010
10:48 am

Tony:

Unlikely you will see this post but I am curious about your opinion about whether or not Coach Richt has is simply exhausted and the intensity of the job has gotten to him the way it has other coaches, like Meyer and most recently the Michigan State coach? It is a hard business, very stressful, and a year around consuming job that one never really can get away from. Factor in the work in turning around the program ten years ago, fan intensity, and the struggles of players arrests, can only add to the problem. Regardless of turning things around or not, do you think Coach Richt is worn out from the job and considering retirement this year or next?

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
10:48 am

No, it won’t. No ACC team this season should be taking an SEC team to OT that claims itself to be a powerhouse. Some scores:

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
10:50 am

“No, it won’t. No ACC team this season should be taking an SEC team to OT that claims itself to be a powerhouse.”

1: Yes, ACC teams can take SEC teams to overtime.
2: Never said Auburn was a powerhouse.

Bottom line: Let’s just see what happens, Bama.

The Watergirl

September 27th, 2010
10:51 am

So we fire Willie and that doesn’t seem to work! Bobo and Searles should’ve been gone also, its apparent to me that Richt can’t evaluate player talent or coaching talent! It’s time for a change because every year CMR is going to have an excuse why we aren’t where we need to be.

If CMR looks at the program like he is running a company, then me as a stockholder in his company is about sick and tired of flushing my hard earned money down the drain for 1 GOOD year out of every 4!! UGA needs to cut ties and move on for the better of the program

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
10:53 am

No ACC team takes an upper crust SEC team to OT. Not this year.

Kansas 28, GT 25
James Madison 21, Va Tech 16
Oklahoma 47, FSU 17
Ohio State 36, Miami 26
West Virginia 31, Maryland 17
Stanford 68, Wake 24
Alabama 62, Duke 13

To Clempson’s credit, they beat both North Texas and Presbyterian. GREAT OT win.

GADevildawg

September 27th, 2010
10:54 am

last year was the year that CMR had to fix the problems….firing 3 asst coaches says he had another year to get things better….this schedule is soft for this year and next…..if they dont get to 7-8 wins I think he should be gone

WinderDogg

September 27th, 2010
10:54 am

No way CMR will be back in 2011…no way

LLoyd Christmas

September 27th, 2010
10:54 am

What is a WonderDawg. Is he named that because he doesn’t know. He just wonders? Sounds like it to me. But, I’m dumb and dumber.

JB

September 27th, 2010
10:54 am

The only fun I’ve having on here this morning is Bama and Auburn going at it out early. I thought I blinked and saw Bama bleed Saturday……They looked Human…..gonna be a good one.

The General Feeling

September 27th, 2010
10:56 am

Leg humpers wouldn’t listen to Tennessee fans telling them that Mark Richt was looking more and more like Philip Fulmer with each and every passing year (without the BCS title, of course).

Just like Fulmer, Richt deserves another year simply because he has earned it. Then, mutts can get anyone they want excluding only Urban Meyer. Nick Saban is NOT off the table for a move and he may be fine with moving closer to his lake home, by then.

walter geiger

September 27th, 2010
10:56 am

You’ve said everything is on the table at Georgia except the dismissal of Richt. Why do you feel that way? What has to happen to remove his ‘untouchable’ status.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
10:56 am

BAMA dude

It’s early in the season, pal. Let’s just sit back, argue and make fun of each other until November.

WDE!!!!!

robodawg

September 27th, 2010
10:57 am

The Dawgs are really missing the personnel on the defensive line. So far, nobody’s been able to fill the shoes left by our 3 DTs who went to the NFL. It could be a long season b/c of that. We didn’t have much left in the second half.

Richt has only had one great RB — Moreno, and only for 2 seasons with no titles to show for it. He won 2 SEC titles with average backs and a great passing game. I think we’re going to have to pass in order to run instead of run in order to pass. That does mean some growing pains, b/c Murray should have had a few interceptions Saturday. But the guy’s also a playmaker. I think it’s past time to let him carry more of the load. We don’t have a fighting chance of being a rushing team first if defenses stack the box.

Garth

September 27th, 2010
10:58 am

Tks for not spinnin’ the dawgs’ woes. Listen, we know they’re not up to par SEC football. The real question is, when are they going to
fire their coach and change the mascot–yeah, you heard me. Get rid of
the pudgy bulldog and replace it with a guy in handcuffs and rename the
team . . . the Georgia Thugs.

LLoyd Christmas

September 27th, 2010
10:58 am

Colorado is even worse than the dogs. If the worthless dawgs are giving 4 in Colorado, the Buffaloes must be horrible.

JB

September 27th, 2010
10:58 am

5 -6 wins probably get’s him another year, all the usual cliche’s,,,,,,,like, He’s earned it, You know , it’s Bush’s fault, ugh 10 new bars opened downtown or WE mean it now……….I like this one ” we’re soooo close………………………………..3- 9 ,I believe get’s a mutual separation.

Steve

September 27th, 2010
10:59 am

Bama
Of course some acc teams can compete with top sec teams. Clemson showed that. Clemson and Miami are not bad. Vt isn’t either. They just had a big let down after a hard loss to Boise. The following loss falls on Boise. Fsu had a bad game against Ok. It happens. We’ll see what happens when the rival games happen. I think they will be very good games this year between sec and acc teams.

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
11:00 am

JB, they nearly lost control. Remember, the best three CB’s on the roster are redshirt freshmen. That said, I think this game is going to pay huge dividends for the youngsters. Early on they looked a bit lost and unsure of themselves. In the fourth quarter they won the game for us. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see the defense shoot up the charts now. There will still be mistakes because we’re young, but there will be lots of plays made because we’re good.

WinderDogg

September 27th, 2010
11:00 am

CMR will go down with his sinking ship…he will not fire Bozo. He did not want to free Willie…He is too much of a gentlemen to fire and improve. He will have to be removed before other progress can be made…don’t talk about recruits…the ones we have now are terrible

Steve

September 27th, 2010
11:00 am

Colorado had last week off too. Perhaps getting out of the South is what Ga needs. The law of averages say they will come out of this funk for at least a couple of games. I think they will beat Co but the first half will be close.

DIT

September 27th, 2010
11:01 am

Tony, I was one of the people that said last week that Auburn would not win because they have not put together a full 60 minutes of football in a long time. I’m eating crow now. Not only did they play a complete game, they looked awesome! Congrats Auburn.The Iron Bowl will be one for the ages at the end of the season. Where is that on being played?

Bama, to come back like you did at ARK. was impressive as well. That solidified your #1 ranking. ARK is a good team!

UF looks to have it’s offensive problems taken care of. I had a feeling they would. Too many athletes on that team. Not sure they can hang with Bama. Should be a good game.

As for my dawgs………. next

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
11:01 am

Steve, the only unbeten team in the ACC is NC St.

Nobody else in the conference could make it to week 4.

robodawg

September 27th, 2010
11:01 am

Bama’s defense definitely stepped it up in the second half. But Mallett’s unforced errors cost them the game. I think they got caught staring at the pinstripes. There are times when you can feel good about your team’s effort in playing the No. 1 team so close. But not this time, not when the moment gets the best of you and you cave under the pressure.

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
11:02 am

Fantasy Island

September 27th, 2010
11:02 am

WDE, Cam Newton is the next coming of Donovan Mcnabb!

JUst make sure you hide your laptops when he is around!!!
He and Masoli have that in common!

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 27th, 2010
11:02 am

If the AD can see the writing on the wall then pull the triggerthis year. If he truly believes in what CMR has done and can possibly do then give him another year. I would rather go 1 year to early than 1 year to late.

Steve

September 27th, 2010
11:03 am

Remember Lsu beat Miss St last year by a point and should have lost. Point is, each week close games happen unless you are really a juggernaut like bama last year. I think this year would be the perfect year for a playoff. Sadly we may never see one. Maybe our children will. I am 56.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 27th, 2010
11:03 am

rather CMR go…

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
11:03 am

Unforced? Are you kidding? Both INT’s were thrown under duress. He was running for his life just trying to get rid of the ball on the second one- and Bama had the lead by then.

WinderDogg

September 27th, 2010
11:04 am

I would rather have gone 1 year early on Murray than 1 year late on Cox…still think we would redshirt Lattimore if he was here.

DIT

September 27th, 2010
11:05 am

“Cam Newton is the next coming of Donovan Mcnabb!”

I think that he will be better than Mcnabb! I was very impressed with the way he played. Maybe he will have the Flu when UGA goes to play them at Auburn. Can we put 15 guys on the field? Still might not help. ANyone else, that is a UGA fan, not feeling it for Colorado?

WinderDogg

September 27th, 2010
11:05 am

on another subject….Mallet was throwing the 2nd INT away…no duress

G8R GRAD

September 27th, 2010
11:06 am

Mr. Bitter:

“As a UGA alum, I would rather see a so-so thugless program with high academic standards than a team full of thugs and idiots. The rest of the student body has unbelievably high academic standards. Why not the football team?”

So would we.
As does UF.
Money, my friend, money.

Steve

September 27th, 2010
11:06 am

Well do you think auburn would be undefeated if they played at Ok and Lsu played at Ohio St? Just sayin….

Larry

September 27th, 2010
11:07 am

Last year at an Athens Touchdown Club meeting Richt said he’s going to “fix the problems” but sadly it’s not going to happen. When the Auburn-SC game came on Saturday night I quit watching Georgia because I had seen enough.

DIT

September 27th, 2010
11:07 am

Personally, I feel that CMR has earned the right through 2011 to turn it around, but yes, if he loses more than 2 next year…. see ya!

WinderDogg

September 27th, 2010
11:08 am

LMAO – tickets on craiglist for UGA games still at premium prices…scalpers don’t watch football!

Eric

September 27th, 2010
11:08 am

Wrong bama dude. The second, and game ending INT was not under duress. Mallet was rolling out with no one within 5 yards of him. I thought he was trying to throw it away and just didn’t make it which makes you wonder about his arm strength. If it wasn’t a throw away, he missed badly

UGA Insider

September 27th, 2010
11:12 am

Has anyone heard what happened to the kid #94 that Clint Boling cheap shotted Saturday night? I hope Boling did not end his season or keep him from missing games. I guess Boling was tired of having his ass whipped all night and decided to take some frustration out. Our O line is the nation’s worst without a doubt.

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
11:12 am

I am very surprised that UGA has fallen this far, this fast.

That said, I have been chastised before for talking about richt. My opinion of him has always been that he made his living when Tech had Gailey, we had Shula, and Florida had Zook (left Auburn out because Cheez-it and Tubby are about equal). Clemson and USCe weren’t exactly tearing it up either. Fact is, he had nobody to recruit against. So what happens?

Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, Steve Spuurier, and Paul Johnson.

All of a sudden there’s competition. Competition for good players and competent coaching. Once the competition really got strong, UGA under Richt started to crumble. He just ain’t that good.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 27th, 2010
11:13 am

All I have to say is that Russ better watch our for Ralphie this weekend. I don’t think Ralphie is too happy about being an underdog to a team with a temporary mascot.

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
11:14 am

It was a throw away Eric. Meaning he had to get rid of the ball with no receivers open. The way the second half had gone it was highly unlikely they were driving the length of the field anyway.

Eric

September 27th, 2010
11:14 am

Ok there was a defender within 5 yards but there was no reason for that INT. Not from a qb that’s suppose to be a nfl first rounder. He lost the Heisman and Ark lost the game on that play. Point is he didn’t get touched on the play by any bama guy and that by def is not under duress in my book.

G8R GRAD

September 27th, 2010
11:16 am

GATA

September 27th, 2010
11:17 am

Ironically, Richt is both the problem, and the solution. He CAN motivate this team to win, the question is will he? In my view, he should have stepped up last week. CMR’s learning curve is a bit slow unfortunately. You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the wind, you don’t lose to KY at home, you don’t lose to Miss State, and you don’t start out 0-3 in the SEC. Now that class is over, let’s see what he has left in the tank. Like it or not, CMR gives us the best CHANCE to win in the short term. We all knew this year would be suspect, though not to this degree. Consider our recruiting, 2011 schedule, and a seasoned Aaron Murray. This is not the ideal time for a regime change. But, if CMR can’t pull off a turn around this season, then there is no reason to expect any different for 2011, and we should start looking for long term gain. If that’s the case, I say offer two year contracts to hungry lower division Head Coaches, no more assistants, we need a leader. Throw as many of them against the wall as we haave to until we find one that sticks. UGA will ALWAYS have enough willing home grown talent to compete, and maybe that’s a good thing too, to get kids here that want to be at UGA just becuase it’s UGA. Things will turn around eventually, I just hope I live to see it.

Sick Em!

robodawg

September 27th, 2010
11:18 am

A month in, you lose perspective. But coming into the season, with a new defensive system (which we all wanted) and frosh QB, we knew this could be a difficult year. (Predictions of a 10-2 or better season were delusional.) We knew that 2011 would be where we should see the Dawgs in serious SEC contention (or else). That’s why Richt gets another year to prove himself.

There was pressure put on this year b/c of what happened at Florida (i.e. loss of lots of talent from last year.) But South Carolina was always in the better position to take advantage of this year. Plus, you put yourself at the top of your conference by making your own program better, not looking over your shoulder at what’s happening down south. (Gators probably will still win the East, btw. They’re loaded with five-star defensive talent, so their offense can afford to take some time to mature.)

And we should be rooting that Richt does get it done at Georgia — coaching changes come with no guarantees. Saban was the closest to a lock we’ve seen in a while. Urban Meyer was a good risk, but nobody knew for sure. Muschamp or Smart are no locks for SEC/MNC contention either.)

#1 BAMA FAN

September 27th, 2010
11:18 am

Hey Brotha….nothing wrong with picking your team (Gators) but what are the three freshman defensive players that compared themselves to the “Miami Heat” going to do with the ground and pound Saturday? I am sure Urban Meyer remembers his last trip to Tuscaloosa. Good luck…RTR

G8R GRAD

September 27th, 2010
11:18 am

Oh, and . . .

GO GATORS!

reebok

September 27th, 2010
11:19 am

How can anybody not love Mark Richt? He jumps off the high dive every single year!

Ron

September 27th, 2010
11:19 am

The players that Richt had while at FSu were the reason he was lauded and sought after. The noles led the NFL by far in players drafted in the 90’s on both offense and defense. When you have the caliber of players they did, you win. It’s easy to make calls when you have great play makers. Ans FSU always had a good offensive line. That’s what gave qb like Kannel and Weinke and even the rooster time to make plays. Uga had some good playmakers early last decade but they are not as good as before. They look smaller. Add the culture that he brought in, all these arrests and it’s a recipe for a downward spiral. All JMHO

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
11:20 am

Steve,

Oklahoma beat Utah state by 7, Air Force by 3, and Cincinnati by 2. They beat FSU by THIRTY. That is embarrassing.

And Miami us supposed to be the best team in the conference. The OSU game was not as close as the score.

That said, yeah they both probably beat Aubie.

GTBob

September 27th, 2010
11:20 am

Ryan Mallett was probably the biggest disappointment of the weekend. He had a chance to show he was a great quarterback and could hang with the big boys and he choked completely when his team needed him the most. He threw away his teams chance for a MNC and his own chance at a Heisman.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 27th, 2010
11:22 am

How about benching all the starters? Every single one of them for a quarter or half and use the second and third string. If they keep the game close leave them in for the remainder. I’ll bet those kids will want to play smash mouth football and earn a starting position.

Also remove every single redshirt from every player available and give them an opportunity to play. That might motivate them to at least stay sober.

DIT

September 27th, 2010
11:23 am

GATA & robodawg

I could not have said it better myself. I was down yesterday and starting to break my support for CMR, but your both right. We knew this year would be tough. I think what get’s most of us Dawg people is not so much the defense. Saw that coming, but the poor execution of the offense. No one expected that. I expected a high scoring machine and that our defense would give up a ton of points as well.
Of course the arrests don’t help the cause. I was glad to see that CMR did not hesitate to kick that LB off the team. He should have started doing that 10 arrests ago.

Tell it like it is

September 27th, 2010
11:23 am

JB….Nothing you post is going to change the fate of coach Richt,so sit back and be a fan insted of blowing hate at coach Richt and the GA team.Coach Richt is the best man for the job at this time and will get the program turned around.Nothing is worse than a fair weather fan! so take your nagative thoughs and shouv’em!

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
11:24 am

Uh, Eric?

How can you lose the game on a play when you were behind and on your own end of the field?

They barely has 100 yards of offense in the second half and had three points. Zero in the fourth quarter.

But no, he isn’t Heisman worthy. That will come down to Ingram and Pryor, with the nod going to Pryor since they don’t like repeat winners.

And Cam Newton won’t sniff New York. Andrew Luck will be there with Mark and Terrelle.

robodawg

September 27th, 2010
11:25 am

Mallett’s INT that gave Bama the lead was a bad one. The ball sailed on him, way over the head of an open receiver. Not what you expect from an NFL QB, even if he was about to get hit.

Steve

September 27th, 2010
11:26 am

But they are sitting there ranked #8. lol
You can try and dissect each game all you want. The point is when a big team goes to play another big team ooc on the road, home teams get up for those games more than when they play some patsy. It’s kinda like when you were a kid. You for more excited on halloween than valentines day for all that candy. lol It’s not easy playing in Norman or at the Horseshoe. One thing is true the ACC has by far the hardest ooc schedule this year. The big 10 is a joke.

Eric

September 27th, 2010
11:30 am

bama
They weren’t on their side of the field. They were at the Bama 48 when it happened with 1:55 left. Plenty of time left and sorry but they were due for a score. Kinda like against uga the week before. He made a poor decision and the bama player made a great play and it cost him a lot.

404

September 27th, 2010
11:30 am

Looks like the rest of the SEC has figured out the
“blueprint” for that gimmick pro-style offense that UGAG runs.

ROTFLMAO

OnTheMoney

September 27th, 2010
11:30 am

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producewiz

September 27th, 2010
11:30 am

poor spurrrier, garcia is his doug johnson from gator days.you can could count on both of them screwing up. they do and they did

GATA

September 27th, 2010
11:31 am

gdawginkalamazoo

Exactly! I mean why not, for crying out loud what do we have to lose at this point. And, seeing CMR willing to take a step like that, or any step for that matter, to get things turned around, would do much to calm the fanbase and garner our support. It’s that kind of thinking and determination to win that is lacking. Give them a reason to stay sober…I love it!

Phil

September 27th, 2010
11:31 am

Tony’s pick for this week:

Georgia is in a must win game. They are better than 1-3. On paper Georgia is the superior team than Colorado.

Same old BS every week from Tony. Well guess what, the game is not decided on paper. Richt and his bunch of clowns have this program in chaos. The players could care less if they win or not. The thugs are running wild.

I predict another road loss this week. Colorado is coming off a bye week, it’s a long trip out west for us. You think Richt and his clowns are going to have this team ready?? I don’t think so.

Don Joel

September 27th, 2010
11:33 am

So Richt, says Barnhart, deserves to be the coach in 2011. Why? Based on his first five years at Georgia? Yes. But what about the four years and four games since?

I was tempted to look up the word disarray in the Thesaurus. If there were 50 synonyms it wouldn’t be enough. Mark Richt is a failure as head coach over the last four years and four games. A failure. If things were getting better, then Barnhart would have a point. But the SLIDE continues and it’s going to keep on because what we have is a mediocre team RECRUITED by CMR himself and his operatives. We can’t keep on this way. Let’s finish this year, hire a new coach and move one.

“Who will it be” the frail of heart asks? Who was CMR until he was plucked from FSU? Nobody.

There are good people out there and that’s what good search committees do.

5IML

September 27th, 2010
11:34 am

What happened to the lone USCe fan who had so much to say last week?

I guess he’s in the same place as the UGA fan who guaranteed Richt would follow up last year’s mediocre season with a great one, like he always does.

Steve

September 27th, 2010
11:35 am

I don’t think that was a throw away by Mallet. He tried to lead his receiver, over threw him and the bama safety was in the right place at the right time. He should have thrown it away. This guy has the arm strength to throw it into the stands if he wanted.

Mobile Dawg

September 27th, 2010
11:35 am

New coach and staff come to town. First thing he does is have a meeting with the players and sets his expectations. Some buy in, some don’t . First year you weed out the ones that show the defiance and disrespect. You are the boss. They learn this, they learn to believe in you and respect you. They fear you to a point, you are a good father figure. They know when you say something you mean it. Very simple. That’s what Nick Saban did at Bama ! ! !

There’s a guy coaching over here in Mobile, name is Joey Jones, 45 years old, played 3 years for Bear Bryant. He hasn’t been to a major college yet, but he has built two programs from the ground up, highly successful in their current environment. Would someone “like him” be right for UGA. I said someone like him, not necessarily him. Where did Urban Meyer come from, he was an assistant, given a chance at Bowling Green. Who would want Bowling Greens coach? Maybe Utah? How could Utah ever be good? Now he’s at UF, kicking the dawgs around like we’re his dawg.

Don’t be afraid, be bold Dawgs. If we must change, there are good guys out there to Lead this program out of the dark present and into the bright future. Don’t be afraid of Tennessee’s mistakes, we’re not Tennessee. The hiring of Lane Kiffin will go down in history as one of the dumbest hires ever. Tennessee was desperate, they chose to ignore Kiffin’s past behavior. McGarity will do us better than that.

modawg

September 27th, 2010
11:35 am

Everyone wanted a defensive coordinator with some fire in his belly. Well he showed it in the first game and all the ladies and choir groups started screaming “you can’t talk like that”. Now we have a very quite (almost indeferent) coach that has been shut down. Way to go fans, You need to make up your mind. You can’t have it both ways and expect to win.

redneck 61

September 27th, 2010
11:36 am

Alabama will beat Fla like a drum wont be anything to this game.

Master of Analysis

September 27th, 2010
11:37 am

There’s a new sheriff in town, and he changes his name every week (South Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi State – -).

Phil

September 27th, 2010
11:37 am

Don Joel,

Well said. I say go get Jim Harbaugh. If he can turn Stanford into a smash mouth football program, then surely he can take the talent that Georgia has access to and get this program respectable again. Richt has had 10 years, I think that is long enough.

JoeFan

September 27th, 2010
11:39 am

10% of the GA team has been arrested this year, incredible. What an embarrassment to the state. Time to follow the lead of Vanderbilt. UGA is an educational institution first and foremost.

Eric

September 27th, 2010
11:39 am

Here’s the video for you bama in case you are looking to try and disprove me. 3:50 mark for the int

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgkWKhS0Nx4

Jack

September 27th, 2010
11:40 am

Russell Wilson is not the real deal. The Wake quarterback will have success as well if GT doesn’t simplify things and make adjustments fast.

Ed

September 27th, 2010
11:41 am

If Florida beats Georgia by 4 or 5 touchdowns for the third straight season, do we still need to give Richt one more year to prove that he’s not getting the job done?

GO FALCONS

September 27th, 2010
11:41 am

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Fantasy Island

September 27th, 2010
11:42 am

Nesbitt “the robot” for heisman…

Ingram and pryor don’t stand a chance against the ROBOT!!!

He is such a complete player and all!

ROTFL!!!!

Phil

September 27th, 2010
11:42 am

Ed,

I’m afraid it won’t even be that close. Exactly, when is enough, enough?? I say 10 years has been ENOUGH!

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
11:45 am

Say what you like, believe that Mallett was driving the field and punching it in if you want to. Saban’s defenses have been doing stuff like that to QB’s for years. It’s great being a fan of the team that everybody else wants to lose. Twenty-eight consecutive times in the regular season (17 SEC), and 18 times overall it hasn’t happened. Awesome.

Brett

September 27th, 2010
11:46 am

Colorado lost to Cal 52-7. Cal lost to Nevada 52-31
If we lost to colorado, Richt should be fired after the game.

ok for now

September 27th, 2010
11:46 am

I noticed where CMR kicker that Baker kid (red-shirt freshman) off the team for his arrest this weekend. The main difference from what this kid did versus what other players did with similar arrest is this kid wasn’t a starter or key player. He was a red-shirt freshman. There is no way CMR would do this to a key player.

Eric

September 27th, 2010
11:48 am

He did it for 3 quarters bama. What makes you think he could go 48 more yards? Im not taking anything away from the win man. I;m just saying he lost the game for them. Hence the INT.
No one expected them to be up 17-7 at the half either. But they were.

5IML

September 27th, 2010
11:48 am

BAMA Dude,

Everybody wants Auburn to lose, too, but for an entirely different reason. No one likes them.

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
11:49 am

Eric, I thought he wasn’t under pressure? Coulda sworn there was a man in a white jersey tugging at this foot when he threw that.

Ed

September 27th, 2010
11:49 am

I was right pre-season about so many things.

1- Brantley wouldn’t be very good, and Florida would struggle offensively. Florida will have 2-3 losses when they finish October. Their offense looks terribe, even worse than I thought.
2- South Carolina will go 7-6 again. They always do. Now comes the tough part of their schedule, and they’ve already bench Garcia and back up threw 2 int’s in the 4th quarter.
3- Alabama’s defense woulds truggle. They have. Especially in tackles for losses and lack of interceptions. Arkansas should have beat them, Bama will lose 2 or 3 before it’s all over.
4- Georgia–I missed on this one. Thought Georgia would squeek out a 4-0 start, didn’t anticipate AJ Green being out for 4 weeks. But Georgia should start to roll once he comes back, wouldn’t be surprised if Georgia wins out from here, finishing either 8-4 or 10-3, but doable, and would be a great year, considering the start.

Eric

September 27th, 2010
11:49 am

Should say “what makes you think he Couldn’t go for 48 more yards.

Marcus

September 27th, 2010
11:50 am

Georgial will finish out strong, got em going 9-4, or 10-3.

5IML

September 27th, 2010
11:51 am

eric,

How many yards did Ark/Mallet have in the second half? After reviewing that number, what makes you think he could get 48 more?

BAMA made several mistakes (2 INTs, 3 busted coverages, penalties) which lead to Arks first half points.

Jeff

September 27th, 2010
11:51 am

If Ealey doesn’t fumble on the goal-line twice, and if Murray moves the team 20 yards at the end of the Arkansas game, Georgia in undefeated. It’s been some close, tough losses, but really, really, close games.

Alphare

September 27th, 2010
11:53 am

The way BAMA comes back is impressive. Better than last year’s 2 wins against Auburn and TN. Patient and Methodical. They impressed most posters too.

I also think UGA should dismiss Green just to show UGA as an institution is more than one football player. The way UGA is losing has a lot to do with Green distraction. But I believe UGA will be a totally different team once the guy is back. Sad, isn’t it?

Will

September 27th, 2010
11:53 am

Georgia’s offense has actually moved the ball better than South Carolina or Miss St., had more yards, and more first down, both games. Jut didn’t score td’s in the red zone.

Eric

September 27th, 2010
11:53 am

Not when he threw it. After he threw it there was. But I already conceded there was a player close. What I disagreed with you on was he was under “duress”–your word.
Duress is being tugged down while trying to throw the ball. Or running sideways and falling to the ground and flinging a side arm pass like brees yesterday. Obv the bama player had an impact on him throwing when he did. And I said they made the play. I was only noting that had he throw it away, and I agree with Steve that this was not a throw away, he COULD have led them 48 yards. Funny how I concede mistakes but you ignore it when you say things that were wrong like ” on your own end of the field?” When they were in bama terr and driving.

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
11:55 am

And actually he did it for a half. Three points in the second half, but who’s counting?

Donw with it, doesn’t matter. Top ten team, on the road, defending a national title and current #1 ranking. Got the W.

Nuff said.

LLoyd Christmas

September 27th, 2010
11:55 am

Will – in case you didn’t know, it’s the score on the scoreboard that decides the game. Stats are for losers to whine about.

59bulldawg

September 27th, 2010
11:55 am

If the problem in Athens were just a sub-par 2009 season and a horrible start to the 2010 season, your confidence in Richt remaining the coach in 2011 might be justified. But frankly Tony, after several years of evidence that something was amiss in Athens, the wheels have come completely off the old bulldawg wagon and the win-loss record is just the tip of the iceberg. Richt is too slow to address needed changes in the coaching staff. Just like Martinez should have been canned three years ago, Bobo has continued at least two years too long. And now it’s evident that Searles needs to be gone too. And although Grantham is just in his first season, Richt’s glaring misjudgement of ability and competence in other staff members undermines the Bulldawg Nation’s trust in him as DC. There’s ample talent in Athens to do better than what they’ve done thus far this season . . . it’s just not getting coached up. And then there’s the lack of discipline . . . both on and off the field. I’m sorry but these are players Richt hand picked to wear the red and black and he is ultimately responsible for them. The University of Georgia football program was never intended to be a halfway house for wayward young men. But under his direction that is exactly what it has become. And the program has paid and is still paying the price for it. These are just two of the problems that objective people can cast at the feet of Coach Richt. But there are many others as are often mentioned on these blogs by UGA supporters not blinded to reality by their allegiance to the program. I like Richt as a person. And it would not be a knee-jerk reaction for him to be fired after the season considering all of the above. Change is needed in Athens and in big way. And if you think last weekend in Starkville was bad, just wait, there’s still 8 more games to go. Only the most mentally deluded would have the audacity to seriously believe this team will win out. I’m afraid things are going to get a whole lot worse for us before they get better.

Delbert D.

September 27th, 2010
11:55 am

@JB – “The Only player that might start for Bama would be Orson Charles.”

I think Orson Welles could start for Georgia on the O-line.

Eric

September 27th, 2010
11:56 am

5
Uh well because all it takes is one completion to get 48 yards. Were not talking about a 80 or 90 yard drive. And also because they led the game 17-7 at one point. They obviously did some things right and Bobby Petrino is good at play calling.

LLoyd Christmas

September 27th, 2010
11:56 am

Jeff – IF the queen had balls, she’d be the KING!!!!!!!!

G8R GRAD

September 27th, 2010
11:56 am

5IML:

“Everybody wants Auburn to lose, too, but for an entirely different reason. No one likes them.”

I married an Auburn grad & if she could operate a computer, she’d tell you a thing or two!

;0)

Mobile Dawg

September 27th, 2010
11:57 am

Ed, Jeff, if the kool aid dried up you two would be candidates for re-hab of the year.

crackDaddy

September 27th, 2010
11:57 am

UGa hypocrisy surfaces. Known to accuse ACC fans of laying in waiting for BB season during FB season, UGa fans are now doing the same thing. The only problem is, neither their FB nor their BB teams are worth “squat”.

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
11:59 am

Ed

September 27th, 2010
11:49 am
I was right pre-season about so many things.

1- Brantley wouldn’t be very good, and Florida would struggle offensively. Florida will have 2-3 losses when they finish October. Their offense looks terribe, even worse than I thought.
2- South Carolina will go 7-6 again. They always do. Now comes the tough part of their schedule, and they’ve already bench Garcia and back up threw 2 int’s in the 4th quarter.
3- Alabama’s defense woulds truggle. They have. Especially in tackles for losses and lack of interceptions. Arkansas should have beat them, Bama will lose 2 or 3 before it’s all over.
4- Georgia–I missed on this one. Thought Georgia would squeek out a 4-0 start, didn’t anticipate AJ Green being out for 4 weeks. But Georgia should start to roll once he comes back, wouldn’t be surprised if Georgia wins out from here, finishing either 8-4 or 10-3, but doable, and would be a great year, considering the start.

So Bama and Florida aren’t for real, UGA would be 4-0 with AJ and will win out.

And people think Bama fans are delusional.

G8R GRAD

September 27th, 2010
11:59 am

That and she won’t wear any shoes!

;o)~

Fantasy Island

September 27th, 2010
12:00 pm

Ed, you are too funny!

SeminoleUprising

September 27th, 2010
12:01 pm

Richt would be better off leaving and going to North Carolina if Butch Davis leaves or is fired….i could that happening…

Observe & Report

September 27th, 2010
12:01 pm

Donnan beat teams like Miss St consistently but got fired b/c he couldn’t beat FL and GT mainly. Now look how far the program has fallen when most of the world pciked UGA to lose to Miss St.

BLABLA!!!!!!!

September 27th, 2010
12:02 pm

The Reality: Georgia is just not very good. Well no, S—!!!!! Tell us something we don’t already know.

Stan

September 27th, 2010
12:02 pm

What would be a fitting end to the tech uga season is for them both to be 5-6 for the last game and winner gets a crap bowl! LOL

KOWbell

September 27th, 2010
12:05 pm

thuga SUX bring in FULMER he will bring them back to the glory days of 1980, golly has it been that long ago since thuga played for a national title ?

GATA

September 27th, 2010
12:06 pm

ok for now

I’m not so sure. At this point I don’t think CMR even has any say in the matter. It’s pretty much been handed down from above that anything involving alcohol or arrest will be severe. I feel for the kid honestly, scout team or not he was one of ours, but he knew the penalty and showed poor judgement. At this point is has to be zero tolerance. Come on Dawgs, I know it’s Athens, I know it’s college, I know it’s the weekend…but for crying out loud, just call a freaking cab, call me…I’ll drive to Athens and drive your your drunk @$$ home, drink at a buddy’s house, at the frat house, NOT downtown and DON’T freaking drive drunk!! Look, college kids are gonna drink, it’s a given, the drinking age is 21, we all know we had our first beer at 16. Why not start some sort of “no questions asked” internal taxi service? If you use it, you pay the price at practice, not with your career. If you habitually use it, you’re gone.

Whimsical

September 27th, 2010
12:09 pm

I wish uga was a stock cause I would have shorted the piss our of her after the headfake la laf game.

suwanee dawg

September 27th, 2010
12:13 pm

Yes, things need to change starting with Bobo and then recruit a NT and linebackers that can fill the hole (less thugs would be nice), but I am not so sure we are as awful as everyone concludes. SC is a couple of fumbles away from being undefeated and beating a very good Auburn team on the road. Arkansas was a play away from beating a powerful AL team, and MS State is always tough at home (ask Auburn 17-14 and Gaytor fans – Jesse Palmer). I know we are really bad right now, but suspect we will have an upset or two before the year ends. Murray has heart and some guts.

Ace

September 27th, 2010
12:14 pm

The Georgia Possums = play dead at home, get killed on the road.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 27th, 2010
12:15 pm

That game Saturday night was just inexcusable.

I had to watch the better part of it on ESPN gamecast. The dawgs even seemed uninspired on gamecast. How bad is that?

This was a game that was essential to win. A MUST HAVE win. We needed to come out and make a statement on both sides of the ball. And we could even look inpsired on gamecast. One freaking TD in junk time.

Iknow how2fish

September 27th, 2010
12:16 pm

I should have said, any other team than Bama like the 3-4? Bama does not play in college…they play in the SEC semi pro.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
12:16 pm

BAMA dude

Even the Zooker was 2-1 against Richt, the lone loss came the day after Florida announced he was fired, but would work the rest of the season. Richt will go the way of Goff and Donnan-off into the subset, never to coach again. He could try TV but I’m affrais he would folks to sleep with his lack of emotion.

Trey

September 27th, 2010
12:17 pm

Hey suwanee
last year when gt beat miss st rather easily, you all said ah they are a bottom dweller. big deal. now that you lose to them it’s they are tough at home”. can’t have it both ways. and next year there’s no aj or chris durham. good luck with that.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
12:23 pm

DIT

It’s ok, at least you admit that you were wrong about Auburn.

SMITTYSTHEMAN

September 27th, 2010
12:23 pm

And tell pretty boy Murray to get rid of that hairdo. That’s a disgrace to the Dawg nation.

Chuck Uga

September 27th, 2010
12:23 pm

Well Tony, you are wrong about Richt. If he ends the season below .500 and loses once again to Florida, Auburn (a sure loss) and Tech (combined with yet another loss to Tennessee), I can guarantee you he will be fired. He had better finish .500 and he better come up with a way to beat Tennessee. The man was hired to beat Tennessee and Florida at least 50% of th time. He is 5-4 against UT, but 2-7 against Florida. He also is not doing so well against Kentucky. If UGA loses at home to Tennessee, the pressure will be too much for Greg McGarity to handle. I am already hearing from donors and ticket holders that they won’t be renewing unless a change is made. Of course if he can right the ship and get this team to 5-3, order will be restored.

I’ll send you an e-mail and drop some names who are influential in the UGA booster side. That way you can hear it from them.

Gatorman

September 27th, 2010
12:24 pm

I feel for the doggies because Richt use to own Georgia’s best players. Now they are fending of Tech, Auburn, Clemson, Tennessee, and FSU. Where once they could hold up their record and bowls as a reason to come to UGA, that is no longer a selling point. I think reality is setting in that fewer good players are available, and Richt will have to beat the bushes of the whole country to get the numbers back.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
12:24 pm

The only two teams in the SEC that matter are Florida and Alabama. An ESPN writer said this morning if the SEC a southern fish fry, Bama and the Gators would be the catfish and the rest of the the league the hushpuppies, looks like the dawgs have taken that hushpuppy thing to heart.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
12:24 pm

“JUst make sure you hide your laptops when he is around!!!
He and Masoli have that in common!”

Cam was never arrested nor charged for anything. Now, you want to talk thugs, just head over to Athens.

poopdawg

September 27th, 2010
12:25 pm

Hire Dabo Swinney!

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
12:25 pm

“What happened to the lone USCe fan who had so much to say last week?”

We won’t see her anymore.

Monty

September 27th, 2010
12:25 pm

Hey Ace, I’m a hardcore Georgia fan but that made me laugh!

disappointeddawg

September 27th, 2010
12:25 pm

Mark Richt… He is struggling. http://pricezack.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/can-georgia-win-a-championship-with-mark-richt/ this article wast written two weeks ago and hits the nail right on the head. and who ever wrote it did not even have the evidence of the arkansas and miss st losses to back up his claims

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
12:27 pm

“we had Shula, and Florida had Zook (left Auburn out because Cheez-it and Tubby are about equal)”

Bama Tard, you can call Chizek every name in the book, he’ll just keep making the Auburn football program better.

By the way, most of those guys you saw play on Saturday night will be around for a while.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
12:27 pm

“That said, yeah they both probably beat Aubie.”

Keep on talking, inbred.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 27th, 2010
12:30 pm

I guess if we are looking for a new coach why don’t we call Muschamp and ask that head coach in waiting why they lost to those UCLA m@therf%ck#rs Saturday.

Topp Dogg

September 27th, 2010
12:30 pm

UGA is a complete and utter train wreck .If you cant see this you are looking through rose glasses wakeup now please.

SEC Fact Finder(the real one)

September 27th, 2010
12:32 pm

Tony,

Great article and analysis. I for one do not like bashing coaches being in the profession which is directly related to the athletic community, I see the time spent on the job and the time away from their families. Yes, they make the big bucks in most cases. However, this is a game of chess by these coaches, they have to balance the control over their teams verse the administration demands.
Coach Richt could have elected to “fire” Washun Ealey as he did their QB this past summer, he could have suspended AJ Green for the year for violating NCAA rules. Mark Richt had to decide which action would hurt his team the least while making a statement to his players and the adminstration. Each situation is case by case, we all get that. However it was a pretty easy decision to “fire” a player who is not contributing to the program, especially when the President of the University has made a public statement regarding arrest in the football program.
The University of Georgia football program started the year with some self confidence the program was going to be back in the elite of the conference and play a role in who wins the SEC East. But for many of us who follow collegiate sports we saw player after player, scandal after scandal, and talent after talent leave the Georgia football program to the NFL or other means. We all sat back and wondered aloud “What are we missing?, Why is UGA ranked so high? Does Mark Richt know something we do not see in his program that propels his team to such lofty expectations?” Well we all know “now” that we were not blind, and that programs filled with “strife, or anxiety, or issues” do not weather the storm more often than not.
The next big decision at the University of Georgia will not be made by Mark Richt, it will be made in November by the School President Michael Adams and the AD. Dr. Adams did what he had to do to put his name on this program when he power brokered a legend Vince Dooley out as AD, and named “his guy” to the post. We all know how that turned out. Now Dr. Adams either will allow the program to drudge along while he applies for every title, job, or position in the Universe as he as done for the past 3 years, or he will decide to make “his statement” on the program and bring in someone new to change the course of the program. With every loss, every arrest, every NCAA investigation the scale of decisions is being weighed.
Mark Richt had built alot of equity in the program, some of that equity was warranted, some he inheireted from a guy(Jim Donnan) who many UGA thought was bland, and not original. However the talent that JD left in the stocked pantry was pretty darn good talent. The staff originally hired by Mark Richt was a heck of a staff, but many of those key guys are gone. Mark Richt did not trust anyone to run his offense his first couple of years so he ran it himself, and using the players he had in that pantry and a few he brought in made him a pretty darn good Offensive Coordinator.
In the “what have you done for me lately?” category, the Mark Richt regime has lost alot more equity than they have garned, and without a BCS bowl or a News Year Day bowl in a warmer climate city the natives have become restless.

To use Economics terms: Mark Richt and company are in a “sell” mode, and those who short sold in the last two years became pretty wealthy. The question is can Mark Richt turn this around or is the Board of Directors looking for new blood to add to the body of work started by Donnan, raised by Richt.

Auburn has played hard nosed football the past two weeks, I think they got the South Carolina State Championship trophy last Saturday night. We all know Newton is a tough cookie and he is their offense. Now the road begins for Auburn and lets see if they turn it around from last season when they started off undefeated and fell off that stagecoach somewhere in October.

Alabama and Florida, well we know Alabama has grit and will go to their bread and butter when they need to- run the ball down your throat. Florida has thought about this game since last December after the lashing they got in Atlanta. But UF found out that they had to look hard at themselves first and find their own identity before they could match up with Alabama. They found some of that last week against Kentucky. But with Jeff Demps questionable and a road game in the worst environment possible for a young team, it may be along night ride back to Gainesville Sunday morning.

GT has to find out who they are on both sides of the ball. They will not defeat a good team until they can pass the ball when they need to pass the ball and stop the run when they need to stop the run.

Oregon and Stanford…does the scoreboards now have three digits under each teams names?

interested

September 27th, 2010
12:32 pm

Why do some SEC teams only play 4 road games? Arkansas, Auburn, LSU?
(florida 4.5=vs. UGA in Jax)

Lame.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
12:33 pm

“Why do some SEC teams only play 4 road games?”

Who cares.

Prez Obozo

September 27th, 2010
12:33 pm

We simply cannot recruit at the same level as Alabama, Florida or Tennessee and now apparently not as well as Arkansas or Mississippi! Yes each year we pull in a outstanding QB, RB or TE but we are unable to bring in top players in more than one position such as off/def line, linebackers, safeties & special teams!!!!

uga is last in the sec

September 27th, 2010
12:38 pm

LAST, JUST LIKE UGA!

Tim E

September 27th, 2010
12:38 pm

From a UGA guy, I hope Alabama kills Florida this Saturday. I’m sick of all the Florida posters on this board who think they’re so great. Like last year, I hope Alabama smashes the might gaturds….

bamaguy

September 27th, 2010
12:39 pm

Word of Caution to UGA fans:

When people who had bought season tickets for years and years but stopped during the “probation years” when Bama couldn’t beat Slippery Rock College, the bama AD, shall me say, “made a list.” Those people will NEVER get season ticket packages again. They were not present at the NC game unless they bought tickets from scalpers.

Just sayin’

interested

September 27th, 2010
12:40 pm

me.

What are you scared of Auburn?

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
12:40 pm

SEC Players of the Week

OFFENSE

Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton: He accounted for five touchdowns and 334 yards of total offense in Auburn’s 35-27 win against South Car0lina. Newton rushed for 176 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries and is the only player in the SEC to have two 170-yard rushing performances this season.

DEFENSIVE LINE

Auburn tackle Mike Blanc: He had a season-high seven tackles and one fumble recovery in Auburn’s 35-27 win against South Carolina. Blanc’s fumble recovery led to a touchdown drive in the fourth quarter that gave the Tigers their final margin of victory.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
12:41 pm

“What are you scared of Auburn?”

Laziness

gdawginkalamazoo

September 27th, 2010
12:42 pm

War Damn Eagle, “Why do some SEC teams only play 4 road games?”

Who cares.

Amen, doesn’t matter where you play but you have to show and play.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
12:42 pm

Four weeks in and Newton has already pulled in 2 player of the week honors!

interested

September 27th, 2010
12:44 pm

then what are you doing on this site?

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
12:44 pm

“Amen, doesn’t matter where you play but you have to show and play.”

Yeah no kidding. All that matters is who shows up and wins. Everyone, and I mean everyone, in the sports media talked about how Auburn was worn out and hurt from the Clempson game yet Auburn showed up and played hard and beat a good USC team.

What is really hypocritical is the fact that some people are now saying USC is overrated AFTER these same people said that USC would now win the SEC East.

Gotta love stupid people.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
12:45 pm

“then what are you doing on this site?”

Having fun. You?

DawginLex

September 27th, 2010
12:45 pm

I would personally like to welcome back the Auburn bloggers after a four year absence/hiding.

SEC Fact Finder(the real one)

September 27th, 2010
12:45 pm

War Damn Eage….great game the past two weeks, I was fortunate to work the game this past weekend in Auburn. My biggest fear at Auburn is two fold, Newton is taking a pounding, maybe he can survive it, but Auburn needs to play their second level guys some more, the second thing is falling behind early against a team that can control the line of scrimmage and time of possession.
Great Atmosphere last week, and this is coming from a guy who attended Alabama. The fans in Auburn are loyal, and hospitable.

interested

September 27th, 2010
12:46 pm

you would think not getting the opportunity to play for a national championship because of your schedule would teach your school a lesson. But i guess it’s just easier to bitch about it instead… or be lazy!

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
12:47 pm

“I would personally like to welcome back the Auburn bloggers after a four year absence/hiding.”

Four years of hiding?

2006 we went 11-2 and finished at number 8 in the polls.

Yeah, 2007-2009 were crappy but hey, we won the Outback Bowl last year and finished with a better season than most predicted.

SEC Fact Finder(the real one)

September 27th, 2010
12:49 pm

bamaguy….you are correct my friend, I personally have friends who opted out of the TIDEPRIDE program and are now on the “waiting list” while other friends have joined TIDEPRIDE and were awarded season tickets this year. My family has had our season tickets since 1961 when my father played there and we have witnessed the “black balled affect” numerous times.

Now in Tuscaloosa who need to have scalpers on speed dial.

interested

September 27th, 2010
12:50 pm

I’m not singling out Auburn alone. Arkansas and LSU do it to.

It’s just a lame way to ensure an extra win by playing another no name school.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 27th, 2010
12:50 pm

This would be a great year to get that win over Florida. Just a fluke rise up and beat them this year. It won’t do us a darn bit of good. Won’t turn the tide in the series or anything. We can’t win the east. Won’t stop UF from winning the east. Just one of those games where you see all the potential this team should have been using all season long.

SEC Fact Finder(the real one)

September 27th, 2010
12:50 pm

should have typed “you need to have scalpers on speed dial”

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
12:50 pm

“you would think not getting the opportunity to play for a national championship because of your schedule would teach your school a lesson.”

Ah, ok let’s talk about 2004.

1: We had a tougher SOS than USC and Oklahoma.

2: We played 5 top 25 and beat one of them twice. USC played and beat 3 AND THEY CHEATED.

3: Oklahomo played one ranked team all year.

4: Auburn set an all-time NFL recruiting record that still holds.

5: Florida played the Citadel in 2008 and they went to the BCS championship.

6: Alabama plays Georgia State this year. GEORGIA STATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bottom line: USC cheated in 2004.

Too tough 44

September 27th, 2010
12:50 pm

CMR will get this straightened out. “IF YOU KEEP ON DOING WHAT YOU’VE ALWAYS DONE, YOU’LL ALWAYS BE WHERE YOU’VE ALWAYS BEEN” Dr. Bill Purvis, cascade hills church columbus, ga.
Also,
CMR needs to be calling the offensive plays!

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
12:52 pm

SEC Fact Finder(the real one)

Newton is a beast. Tebow took lots of beatings but still played hard. The two are almost identical in the way they play. Auburn has a lot of talent in Dyer, Mccaleb, Adams, Reed etc….

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
12:53 pm

“It’s just a lame way to ensure an extra win by playing another no name school.”

They all play lame teams. Ohio State plays a total of 2 ranked teams in a season IF those teams can actually stay ranked.

Alabama plays Georgia State!!!!!! LOL

jumbeauxtiger

September 27th, 2010
12:54 pm

interested:

Why do some SEC teams only play 4 road games? Arkansas, Auburn, LSU?
(florida 4.5=vs. UGA in Jax)

Lame.”

Every SEC team plays at least 4 away league games and 4 league home games each season. Florida and Georgia are the exception because they choose to play in Jax with each team alternating as the home team. That leaves 4 non-conference games that schools schedule themselves.

BTW, LSU has 5 road games this season and not 4. The Tigers have 6 road games in 2011, 4 SEC games plus trips to Morgantown, WV and Dallas.

bamaguy

September 27th, 2010
12:56 pm

SECfact: My father played there too, on the same team with Bear Bryant (you are obviously much younger than me). Because my father and Mister Bryant were friends (only players were allowed to address him as Coach Brying), I got a job in the Athletic Department in the 70’s when I was in undergraduate school. They make a list of the “fair weather fans”. Once you are “on the list” no amount of donation will buy you back in.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
12:56 pm

jumbeauxtiger

We have one thing in common. Last year we came away with a win against WV which is a very tough team to beat. Good job!

Paul Hewitt

September 27th, 2010
12:56 pm

Let’s see how the season plays out before we fire Paul jJohnson!

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
12:57 pm

“My father played there too, on the same team with Bear Bryant ”

THAT is pretty awesome! I hate Bama but man oh man Bear was the best.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
12:59 pm

Paul Hewitt

Great point. Yeah Mark is having a down year because he’s got a new squad of players. That sometimes happens in football. Just look at Texas. If Texas played better teams they’d have lost more games by now.

interested

September 27th, 2010
1:01 pm

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!- i couldn’t care less to discuss Auburn football and all of those things you typed. It’s all whiny fodder for you and your Auburn friends. Bottom Line: your schedule was the problem then and nothing has changed. So if it happens again, you got no one to blame but yourself, twice.

Lane Kiffin

September 27th, 2010
1:02 pm

Barnhardt declares the leghumpers a bad team only after picking them to win every weekend in spite of what your average college football fan already knew. They pay this guy a lot of money to flap his gums and write blogs. Anybody can state the obvious when there’s nothing else to say.

bamafan

September 27th, 2010
1:04 pm

Hey War Damn Eagle – Newton is a fine QB and playing well. However, please don’t tell us he didn’t steal the laptop which he threw from the dorm window. Not charged and not convicted does not mean he didn’t do it. Give us all a break and log off…….You are proud of Auburn and understandably so…….but give us a break and “Act like you have been there before.”

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:05 pm

“i couldn’t care less to discuss Auburn football and all of those things you typed. It’s all whiny fodder for you and your Auburn friends.”

So why’d you bring it up? LOL, whiny fodder!!!

“your schedule was the problem then and nothing has changed.”

Not by a long shot, ma’am. Auburn was ranked too low and Oklahomo and USC were both ranked higher. Oh, and in case you missed it. USC CHEATED AND WAS STRIPPED OF THEIR TITLE.

“So if it happens again, you got no one to blame but yourself, twice.’

????????????? That makes no sense, ma’am. If we go undefeated and beat Bama AND Florida you’re saying Auburn will be left out?????? LOL

If Auburn goes undefeated, a big IF, there is no way they will be left out.

interested

September 27th, 2010
1:06 pm

sorry jumbeauxtiger-
I missed the chic-fil-a classic this year. My bad.
I understand the 4home 4 road SEC schedule, thank you.

It’s just lame when a school only plays 4 road games out of 12 games. At least LSU plays a tough out of conference schedule… can’t take that away from them.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:07 pm

“However, please don’t tell us he didn’t steal the laptop which he threw from the dorm window.’

Yet you’re sitting here playing keyboard cop. If you have proof that Cam stole a laptop then please contact the Gainesville Police Department.

“Give us all a break and log off’

POT MEET KETTLE!

Bama fan tells an Auburn fan to log off a UGA blog. PRICELESS!!!!!

Paul in RDU

September 27th, 2010
1:07 pm

I think Richt has “earned” another season to turn things around in Athens – of course, I also thought Bobby Cremins had earned another season and his last one didn’t go too well.
Both UGA and GT have a great deal of work to do if the game at the end of the season is not going to be both team’s last of the year. Right now it looks like it will be two 6-5 teams playing

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:07 pm

“At least LSU plays a tough out of conference schedule’

Who do they play that is tough and out of conference?

Dawg Tired

September 27th, 2010
1:11 pm

Tony – if Georgia is “not very good” and was tied with Arkansas with 16 seconds left in the game and Arkansas could have beaten teh number one team in the nation, what does that say about the so-called number one team in the nation? More to the point, what does it say about you in light of the fact that you have been picking a team that is “not very good” to win every week? ANSWER: you are worse than not very good.

bamafan

September 27th, 2010
1:11 pm

Hey War Eagle – it is called circumstantial evidence and it can send you to jail. This is not a UGA blog. The Article addressed more than the UGA -Miss State game. Tone down your vitriol – otherwise you won’t make it through the entire season. There is no reason to be hateful.

interested

September 27th, 2010
1:11 pm

War eagle- you are an idiot.
“if you don’t learn from history, it has a tendency to repeat itself.”

If (and that’s a big if) Auburn beats Bama & FLA and has a chance for a Nat title, and the same scenario is the same with 3 teams vying for 2 slots… Auburn will not be chosen if they continue to play 4 road games and a lame out of conference sked. It always depends on what else has happened in CFB that determines everything. I hope you know that.

interested

September 27th, 2010
1:13 pm

#18 UNC, #22 WVA

C’mon War eagle, do some research before you just spread your ignorance out like that.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:13 pm

“it is called circumstantial evidence and it can send you to jail. ”

LOL! Cam never went to jail.

“This is not a UGA blog.”

Huh, I see the title “Georgia is not very good” yet you say it’s not a UGA blog.

“Tone down your vitriol – otherwise you won’t make it through the entire season. ”

What vitriol?

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:13 pm

“#18 UNC, #22 WVA”

Neither team is ranked.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:16 pm

“War eagle- you are an idiot.”

Bama fan, THAT is vitriol. LOL

“If (and that’s a big if) Auburn beats Bama & FLA and has a chance for a Nat title, and the same scenario is the same with 3 teams vying for 2 slots… Auburn will not be chosen if they continue to play 4 road games and a lame out of conference sked. ”

Ok, so if Auburn beats the reigning national champions, LSU, Florida, USC, and other teams, they will be left out.

Logic fail, ma’am. There is NO WAY the BCS leaves out Auburn TWICE in 6 years if they go undefeated.

Boise State plays 2 ranked teams, one that lost 2 games already. Ohio State plays 2 ranked teams this year. TWO!!!!!!

You were saying………

SEC Fact Finder(the real one)

September 27th, 2010
1:16 pm

bamaguy..I was very fortunate to work for Coach Bryant as a GA his last year, then Coach Perkins, and stayed one year under Curry in the Athletic Training Staff. I came back to do an internship under Stallings for the N.C. I am more proud of the opportunity to work that one year under Coach Bryant and Coach Stallings than the Championship ring I was given( they included me even though I only traveled to 2 away games and the Miami game) . I was afforded the opportunity on many many occasions through my father to have time with Coach Bryant and he was one heck of man, I can put Coach Stallings in that same category. Many people do not know this but Coach Bryant and Coach Dooley were really good friends away from the game and if you ever have the opportunity to ask Coach Dooley about their relationship it might surprise many UGA fans.

Working for the SEC in various capacities has allowed me to meet many great leaders of young men and women, and see alot of facilities in and around the SEC. I would do it for free if I had to, but the weekend warrior thing in the fall is alot of fun and the spring baseball schedule is brutal.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:16 pm

“C’mon War eagle, do some research before you just spread your ignorance out like that.”

Ma’am, I’m sorry you have a low IQ.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:18 pm

interested logic: LSU 2007 losses 2 games and goes to the championship.

Auburn can go undefeated, beat 5 ranked teams, the reigning national champions but get left out.

Got it. LOL

jumbeauxtiger

September 27th, 2010
1:18 pm

WDE, but they would have moved up in the next rankings after the game had they beaten the Tigers.

Many times ranked teams fall out of the polls after suffering a loss or tumble like the Longhorns did.

KARL CHILDERS

September 27th, 2010
1:19 pm

I reckon I’d like me some of them french fried taters hmmmm.

GSU Eagle 91

September 27th, 2010
1:19 pm

I just have to say, as a casual observer, that UGA has a big decision to make….
Why? Because nothing is going to change under this current coaching regime. I admire CMR’s dedication to looking at the positive side of people, but in the end this will fail him..Just as it failed B Bowden at FSU…
Just because someone is a “great” athlete does NOT make this person a desirable presence on a college campus. Other factors must be weighed in in recruiting, and CMR does not do this….
Michael Adams is tired of the incidents ( as I would be) and I feel he will right the ship if CMR cannot.
Don’t tell me I cannot find 85 worthy STUDENT/athletes in the state of GA who can be coached up to play at a competitive level as they complete their courses in an acceptable manner while behaving themselves..Good grief….

SEC Fact Finder(the real one)

September 27th, 2010
1:20 pm

You UGA fans….we know the old saying….it is easy to beat a man when he is down….that applies for our football teams to.

Unless someone get personal with you it is sometimes best to leave it be.

But there are some hilarious comedy writers on here from time to time.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:20 pm

jumbeauxtiger

I’m trying to make a point to a person that thinks road schedules should determine if a team goes to the championship.

WV was not ranked at the beginning of the season. UNC was touted as great and they lost and they are not ranked anymore.

My point is, people like “interested” will say that Auburn, no matter what, can never play for the championship.

LLoyd Christmas

September 27th, 2010
1:20 pm

Scott – calling Ealey a lazy idiot. Now that’s funny! I don’t care who you are!

chicagodawgs

September 27th, 2010
1:21 pm

Dear Tony,

The dawgs are terrible! They are bad on offense, defense and special teams. Do we really need to sit through another year of Coach Richt trying to “fix” the program? Hes a good christian man but he is not earning his 2.5 million dollars right now. Think back to all the losses to TN and FL over the past few years. Now we cant beat Miss St! Ga will be lucky to be 6-6 at the end of the year.

Paul Finebaum

September 27th, 2010
1:21 pm

Told ya so !!

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:22 pm

interested

Answer this for me. Why can a Florida team, who played Citadel, go to the championship but Auburn can not?

jumbeauxtiger

September 27th, 2010
1:23 pm

WDE,

I feel confidet if the Plainsmen go undefeated that they will get a spot in the NC game.

Congrats on a big win Saturday. I know we will have our hands full when we come to visit.

He Hate Gator

September 27th, 2010
1:23 pm

Richt deserves the chance to right the ship?? He’s being paid millions not to have let it get to where it is right now….the question now being if he’s the Christian he says he is, does he continue to rob the university of those millions?

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:25 pm

jumbeauxtiger

There seems to be a lot of retarded people who have their logic all wrong. Florida, LSU and Bama all play crappy teams. Hell, Bama plays GA State that will probably go 2-11 all year.

Dawg Trainer

September 27th, 2010
1:25 pm

Darn you mutts. The Plan was working to perfection. The Vols were lurking just beneath the surface. Play valiantly and lose a close one to LSU, then rise up and take down Georgia on Coach Dooley’s first visit to Sanford as the head man. But noooooooo…you had to let Miss State take you down before we did. Drat and double drat!

Devil's Advocate

September 27th, 2010
1:25 pm

JB at 8:21am this morning has posted a well-thought out and soundly reasoned blog. JB, I agree with you.
UGA has invested a pile of dough and goodwill into CMR. A divorce will prove costly in dollars and cents. We like the man, but are disgusted with how he has let the staff slide to mediocrity. It is as if he has put everything on auto-pilot and just turned loose of the steering wheel and put that nice guy persona on full speed ahead.
I would advise Adams and McGarity to find a crisis management team and hire it, put it to work, give it some time to make a range of recommendations, and implement them no matter what. Withstand the fallout, and move forward. The status quo is intolerable for the fans and the University as well.

ruudvonbaron

September 27th, 2010
1:25 pm

Welcome to the FulmerZone UGA. UT went through this in middle the decade with the 5-6 record in 2005 but many wanted to give him time to right the ship. You see how that has turned out don’t you. Richt peaked in 2008. He will never get it back at UGA. That ship has sailed.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:25 pm

“I feel confidet if the Plainsmen go undefeated that they will get a spot in the NC game.

Yeah, there is no way the BCS leaves out an undefeated Auburn team again after 4 straight SEC teams destroy other opponents in the BCS.

interested

September 27th, 2010
1:26 pm

i think everyone is getting a good view of why Auburn is one of the most disliked schools in the south.

So let me get this straight, it’s not okay to call a ranked team (when you play them) a quality opponent for another school. BUT, when it pertains to an Auburn argument… all rankings are included and acknowledged. Got it.

LLoyd Christmas

September 27th, 2010
1:27 pm

Dawg Tired – a win is a win. The mutts pulled several close ones out of their buns in 1980. Remember, just like golf scoring —–it ain’t how, just how many!

doug dawg

September 27th, 2010
1:28 pm

no need to analyze games and coaches any longer. we, fellow dawgs, have hit the pits, and it won’t get better this season or the next or the next unless there is a ‘house cleaning’ and and willingness to start from vandy territory and try to move up. this season is over; start now on a new track. forget recruiting five-star thugs; go only for those who want to play for georgia with a passion. check their records and character first. replace coaches who don’t want to win and who don’t show the fire that inspires teams, like erk did. and like that miss st. coach showed before the ga game. arrests — off the team immediately, no questions asked; let them hassle with the law. bad play calling, missed tackles, and on and on — fire the coaches and make the players accountable. let the young guys play; take off the red shirts. if we lose the rest of the games, so what; it is all about just playing football now. there is NOTHING left to work for except maybe a toilet bowl. if we get offered that, refuse. stay home and get the act together. the money won’t make a difference, and no real dawg fan wants to endure another s–t bowl. tuck tail, and regroup. i’d rather see a new dawg team with frosh and sophs than than the inept, fumbling, mess we have now. murray is the only one on the team who cares. bring in the kids and ditch the rest, including the coaches.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
1:29 pm

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

Just wondering, how words per minute can you type—–you are the fastest I’ve ever seen.

VOR

September 27th, 2010
1:29 pm

On September 27th, 2010
8:07 am Mike said:
“The Stanford-Oregon winner will play Ohio State for the National Title.”

Mike you may be the most intelligent person I’ve read on this board. Can you explain to the rest of this Hillbilly rabble why the entire country LAUGHTS at the SEC hive mind.

Other winners this week…
Bama
Iowa
Clemson
ND
Oklahoma
Wisconsin

VOR

September 27th, 2010
1:30 pm

On September 27th, 2010
8:07 am Mike said:
“The Stanford-Oregon winner will play Ohio State for the National Title.”

Mike you may be the most intelligent person I’ve read on this board. Can you explain to the rest of this Hillbilly rabble why the entire country LAUGHTS at the SEC hive mind.

Dave

September 27th, 2010
1:30 pm

Chris, you were wrong about being “FIRST” and you’re wrong about Mark Richt getting fired if Georgia loses to Fla and Tech. As Tony said, he will absolutely be head coach at UGA in 2011. If, however, he doesn’t win with a complete squad and experience with the new defensive scheme… then he’ll probably resign. And btw, Donnan’s recruits had nothing to do with Georgia finishing the season at # 2 in the country just three years ago. Get a clue!

crackDaddy

September 27th, 2010
1:30 pm

If the WE goes undefeated, then Clemson should not lose another game either, for they were every bit the equal of the WE when they played in the WE’s backyard. Now you’ve heard the rest of the story.

DOYLE HARGRAVES

September 27th, 2010
1:31 pm

The writing is plainly on the wall. CMR is NOT the man for the job. The beat down delivered by Alabama during that “blackout” home game was when most fans began to realize that something was wrong with a program that led many to have high expectations, yet couldn’t deliver the goods – time and time again. Blow out losses to Florida, losses to Vanderbilt to Kentucky to S.C. It goes on and on. Wait till next year types need to wake up and realize that this is next year.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:31 pm

“i think everyone is getting a good view of why Auburn is one of the most disliked schools in the south.”

ESPN said it was their favorite campus to visit in the SEC.

“BUT, when it pertains to an Auburn argument… all rankings are included and acknowledged.”

You’re not smart are you.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:32 pm

“Just wondering, how words per minute can you type—–you are the fastest I’ve ever seen.”

A lot.

LLoyd Christmas

September 27th, 2010
1:32 pm

I don’t hate UGA, but if they were playing Iran, I’d have my turban on!

The Ghost of Wally Butts

September 27th, 2010
1:32 pm

Here’s what I’d really LOVE to read about…or to hear on the 790 radio show (680 is too busy talking hockey and Braves to worry about football these days)….

…I’d LOVE to hear what some INSIDERS are saying about what is REALLY wrong with Richt and the team….you know Kevin Butler has to know more than he is saying, but he can’t put his son in a bad position..

..wonder what’s REALLY going on..

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:33 pm

“Mike you may be the most intelligent person I’ve read on this board. Can you explain to the rest of this Hillbilly rabble why the entire country LAUGHTS at the SEC hive mind.”

Only one conference in all of college football has 3 schools with national titles in the past 10 years.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:34 pm

interested

AGAIN

Why can a Florida team, who played Citadel, go to the championship but Auburn can not?

Bama Jake

September 27th, 2010
1:36 pm

Gatorbait 1-1 says “The only two teams in the SEC that matter are Florida and Alabama.”.

After Florida gets humiliated Saturday by Alabama.. Auburn and Alabama will be the only two SEC teams that matter! The East SUCKS this year. Face it.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:36 pm

interested

One more interesting fact: Only two schools have gone undefeated TWICE in 30 years of SEC play.

Wanna know who those two schools are?

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:37 pm

Bama Jake

Phil Steele had a prediction of Bama and Auburn both being undefeated for the Iron Bowl.

HOW AWESOME WOULD THAT BE!!!!!

bamaguy

September 27th, 2010
1:37 pm

I think, thanks to Auburn, that an undefeated SEC team will never be left out of the NC game again. Because there are so many good teams in the SEC. I mean if Auburn, LSU, Florida or Alabama end the season undefeated look at how many top ten teams they would have had to beat.

Joe Six-Pack

September 27th, 2010
1:37 pm

I don’t see any particular reason for concern Dawg fans…

…why the sidelines were full of the usual dancing (with exclusive Sturdivant end-zone dance moves) and the usual smiles and occasional flashes of gang signs…

..and on the field of play? Why you have to admire the spunk of those Dawg defenders…no matter how many yards they give up on each play, they jump up and beat their chests like Tarzan of the Apes…nobody ever looked any better while giving up huge chunks of yardage, no sir.

…meanwhile, back at the ranch in Athens, yet another arrest. Why would a Thug-wanna-be ever consider going anywhere else. That Rodney Garner sure knows how to pick ‘em!

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:38 pm

bamaguy

Since 2004, even a two loss LSU team got to play and win the championship.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
1:39 pm

Here the most likely Georgia record this year——lose 2 of the 4 games with Colorado, Tenn, Vandy and KY. Definite lose to the Gators, who have a bye to heal and get ready for Richt dance troop.

Auburn is also no chance, but Tech could save the season, but that is only a 50-50 chance.
That’s how Richt ends up 5-7 or 6-6 best case.

icedawg

September 27th, 2010
1:39 pm

Is wasn’t that long ago that Alabama was the conference doormat after having been on top for so long. Every program has its ups and downs. UGA had some great year under Dooley. He actually brought the program up, way up from what had been historically. Mr. Richt’s record speaks for itself. Yeah, yeah, yeah, the “what have you done for me lately” crowd are always out there and always vocal, but hardly worth noticing. A few good recruits at the right positions and a coaching change at the OC position and this program can be back on its feet moving in the right direction. Mr. Richt knows how to coach. His record speaks for itself in spite of last year and this one that is soon to be one we will all want to forget.

crackDaddy

September 27th, 2010
1:39 pm

How “equal” are Clemson and Auburn? They looked “completely equal” to me.

interested

September 27th, 2010
1:39 pm

WDE-
I don’t make those decisions. But it was widely reported it was the out of conference schedule that kept Auburn out of that game.

OR it could have been the 2 years of probation the school was put in in april 2004 for CHEATING! You want to bring up cheating as an argument for the school? Wow, keep calling others dumb or not smart… it’s workin for ya. LMAO!

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:43 pm

“I don’t make those decisions. But it was widely reported it was the out of conference schedule that kept Auburn out of that game. ”

Auburn had Bowling Green on the schedule and BG pulled out at the last min. Auburn had to find a quick replacement which isn’t their fault. Now, with that said, Auburn STILL had a tougher SOS than both USC and Oklahoma.

“OR it could have been the 2 years of probation the school was put in in april 2004 for CHEATING! ”

Auburn was not on probation in 2004, dumb a$$.

“ou want to bring up cheating as an argument for the school? ”

Bama was put on probation as well as USC. Auburn was on probation in 1993.

Retard, thy name is interested.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:43 pm

“How “equal” are Clemson and Auburn? They looked “completely equal” to me.”

Yet Auburn won.

LHardingDawg

September 27th, 2010
1:44 pm

Welcome back Auburn people. It’s been a while since we have heard from y’all.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
1:45 pm

Bama Jake

Have you forgotten 2008 so quickly? You won last year, congrats. You are favored by 7 this week and likely win, but I doubt you can beat the Gators twice in one year—–see you in Atlanta.

BTW whats up with love for Auburn, aren’t you going to beat them too? Now if you really think that Bama is the only team that matters in the SEC, you are in for a rude awaking.

Jerry's Wife

September 27th, 2010
1:45 pm

“Karl would you like a muffin?”

“No thank ye”

“Would you like some coffee?”

“Coffee makes me a mite nervous when I drink it. Um-mmmm.”

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:46 pm

interested

I know you’re not a bright gal, but Auburn was on probation in 1993. Now, if you can conjure up a calculator maybe you can do some subtraction that you should have learned in the third grade.

2010
-1993
______

17 years ma’am. It was 17 years ago when Auburn was last on probation.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:47 pm

Gatorbait 17-3

Thanks for sending Cam Newton our way!

SEC Fact Finder(the real one)

September 27th, 2010
1:47 pm

A one loss SEC team would be placed in a BCS Title game before an Undefeated Boise St team was the common thread being spun this past weekend on ESPN, and ABC, however from the writings on another blog it seems that Timmy Brando is so anti BCS that he says he would like to see a TCU and BCS both in the BCS Title game to shut down the current system. With that talk you can pretty much mark it down that Timmy boy will be taking Vern’s spot next year as play by play guy and someone else will be hosting the CBS pregame and half time shows.

Lets play this out as it sits now….LSU loses to Auburn at Auburn, Florida loses to Alabama at Alabama, Alabama loses to LSU at LSU, Auburn loses to Alabama at Alabama, and throw in Florida has home games against LSU and South Carolina….then the Championship game ..if a team comes out of that with one loss they deserve to be in the NATIONAL TITLE game. Now I DID NOT say that is how the games would turn out..just saying if these teams won their home games in those games…ALOT of what if’s in these games the next 8 weeks..

bamaguy

September 27th, 2010
1:47 pm

If a one loss SEC team gets in the NC game over undefeated Boise, Senator Hatch will “have a come apart”, as my grandmother says.

Could be worse

September 27th, 2010
1:47 pm

Imagine this season, Dawg Fans, if UGA had to go to Tuscaloosa and play a night game in Baton Rouge!

Chili Dog

September 27th, 2010
1:48 pm

I knew you could do it

Noticed you are more than willing to dissect LSU with very pointed remarks and insults. While they are 4-0 and beat the same Miss St. by 3 touchdowns.

But for your beloved dawgs…
“it’s the recuiting services fault for giving false expectations”

Oh really?

joemoedee

September 27th, 2010
1:48 pm

3rd QB in 3 years, new defensive scheme… My expectations were tempered going into the season. Add in missing AJ Green for the first four games, and you get the start they’ve had.

I can’t see how a different coach with these players would equal a better start. Arkansas has better, more experienced talent, Carolina’s talent has been together for some time now. Mississippi State is a team they should have been able to beat, but going there on the road isn’t as easy of a task as it was in years past.

Every coach has down years, it’s fact. Vince Dooley’s teams didn’t finish in the AP top 25 13 times. (And only did 12 times) So far, Richt is 8 out of 9 years. (And looking like 8 out of 10) He’s been a very successful coach.

As far as great coaches with down years, take Tech for example. I think everyone can agree that Paul Johnson can get a lot out of limited talent. Tech lost a lot of their star players in the draft. They’re 2 and 2, with their two wins coming against a FCS team, and a UNC team missing tons of defensive starters.

At the end of the day, I highly doubt you trade out either Paul Johnson and Mark Richt for someone else and the teams magically are undefeated.

interested

September 27th, 2010
1:49 pm

“The most recent instance of wrongdoing on the Plains occurred when Auburn was placed on two years’ probation on April 27, 2004. The N.C.A.A. news release announcing the latest penalties against the Plainsmen stated that, during the probationary period from April 2004 to April 2006, “the university shall continue to develop and implement a comprehensive educational program on NCAA legislation and submit periodic reports to the NCAA,” including “a preliminary report that sets forth a schedule for establishing this compliance and educational program.”

“At the end of the probationary period,” concluded the N.C.A.A. (with emphasis added, by me), “the university’s president will provide a letter to the committee affirming that the university’s current athletics policies and practices conform to all requirements of NCAA regulations.” Finally, the Division I Committee on Infractions noted:

As required by NCAA legislation for any institution involved in a major infractions case, Auburn University is subject to the provisions of NCAA Bylaw 19.5.2.3, concerning repeat violators for a five-year period beginning on the effective date of the penalties in this case, April 27, 2004.”
If the Committee on Infractions determines “that a major violation has occurred within five years of the starting date of a major penalty,” the institution guilty of such conduct shall be deemed a repeat violator and may be subject to increased penalties.- Tony Barnhart

Deflect, deflect, deflected… don’t let the facts get in the way of a good argument huh WDE?

Bama Jake

September 27th, 2010
1:49 pm

Gatorbait 1-1. We definitely could beat Fla twice in one year, no problem. But I think it’s at moot point, because I believe SC will beat you and we’ll play them in Atlanta. Don’t count your chickens… well, you know.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:51 pm

“Deflect, deflect, deflected… don’t let the facts get in the way of a good argument huh WDE?”

LOLOL!!!!! If Auburn is on probation then why are we racking up in great talent, going to bowl games etc?

interested

September 27th, 2010
1:52 pm

WDE- keep calling me ma’am and show your pettiness… hide behind your computer and call people names… Keep acting like a 10 year old! you are doing your school proud.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:52 pm

“The most recent instance of wrongdoing on the Plains occurred when Auburn was placed on two years’ probation on April 27, 2004.”

Uh……I don’t remember reading, hearing or seeing anything about Auburn being on probation, ma’am.

Try again.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:52 pm

“WDE- keep calling me ma’am and show your pettiness… hide behind your computer and call people names… Keep acting like a 10 year old! you are doing your school proud.”

Poor whittle baby.

bamafan

September 27th, 2010
1:53 pm

Hey War Eagle – Auburn was undefeated in 1957 and 1993, and was on probation both years. In fact, per NCAA records, Auburn has been on football probation more than any other school.

Beast from the East

September 27th, 2010
1:53 pm

Bama Jake,
Don’t count your chickens either, my friend. Bama has to play UF, LSU, Auburn, UT, etc. Seems like you’re chalking up some victoires before the games are played. Will Bama make it to Atlanta? I think so, but I wouldn’t be willing to put money on it….would you?

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:53 pm

“If the Committee on Infractions determines “that a major violation has occurred within five years of the starting date of a major penalty,” the institution guilty of such conduct shall be deemed a repeat violator and may be subject to increased penalties.”

Bottom line: There is and was, no probation on the plains of Auburn. But please, continue to try to dig up something.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:54 pm

“Hey War Eagle – Auburn was undefeated in 1957 and 1993, and was on probation both years.”

Yet Auburn won the championship in 57.

interested

September 27th, 2010
1:55 pm

You are exactly why people root against your school (Aub).
I’m done proving you wrong and having to respond to your change of subject rants.

Go annoy someone else.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:55 pm

“In fact, per NCAA records, Auburn has been on football probation more than any other school.”

Check it again, the last time I looked, there were several schools ahead of Auburn. You guys were on the list as well.

SEC Fact Finder(the real one)

September 27th, 2010
1:55 pm

One of the funniest lines I have read in awhile was on another blog yesterday…now I did not say this but it was so funny…it was about Georgia recruiting and recruiting guy Coach Stacy Searls:

Secretary: “Hello Coaches office”
Caller: “Yes I wanted to speak to Coach Searls”
Secretary: ” I am sorry, Coach Searls just recieved the first copy of Recruiter Insider and is setting up his recruiting schedule for this month.”
Caller: “You mean to tell me Coach Searls uses it to evaluate players?”
Secretary: “Yes, Sir, he would not where to start without it.”

Now who wrote that is down on the Bulldogs and their recruiting staff. So this talk about Richt recruiting seems to be hitting home to many in the Bulldawg nation.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
1:57 pm

“Auburn has been on football probation more than any other school.”

WRONG!!!!!

List:

7 times: Oklahoma, Texas A & M

8 times: Minnesota, Wisconsin

8 times: Arizona State

7 times: Auburn
6 times: KENTUCKY, Georgia

5 times: Alabama, Miss State

7 times: Florida State

interested

September 27th, 2010
1:59 pm

“Check it again, the last time I looked, there were several schools ahead of Auburn. You guys were on the list as well.” -WDE

See my 1:55pm post and read it again.
YOU ARE SO FREAKING DUMB, YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHO I ROOT FOR.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:01 pm

“YOU ARE SO FREAKING DUMB, YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHO I ROOT FOR.”

Ma’am, when it comes to retarded, you are Rocky Dennis.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:02 pm

“You are exactly why people root against your school (Aub).”

I must be really powerful if everyone roots against Auburn because of me! LOL

SEC Fact Finder(the real one)

September 27th, 2010
2:03 pm

BamaJake…as a Alabama guy first and a SEC FAN second…..I really wish our Fans would let others smack talk and let the play on the field speak for itself. If you have not notice we have Florida, USC, Tenn, LSU, and Auburn all left as well as the guys in Maroon from Starkville and a team from Oxford who seasons it would make by beating Alabama…Just sit back and read and keep the smack talk in your pocket then after a win you can beat on whoever you want..thanks

bamafan

September 27th, 2010
2:03 pm

Thanks War Eagle – I was wrong and you proved it. I apologize for my mistake. I am embarrassed that Bama is on the list. However, the 7 times Auburn has been on probation are somewhat at odds with your earlier statement that there ….”is and WAS, no probation on the plains of Auburn…..”
Your 1957 National Title was awarded before the Coaches Poll decided not to award to teams on probation. Your 1993 team was not as fortunate. Good bye Sir and good luck with your Team this year.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
2:04 pm

Bama Jake

Just want you to give a quick lesson on the Atlanta game.

SEC Championship games

MVP

1992 Alabama 28, Florida 21 83,091 Antonio Langham, Alabama

1993 Florida 28, Alabama 13 76,345 Terry Dean, Florida

1994 Florida 24, Alabama 23 74,751 Ellis Johnson, Florida

1995 Florida 34, Arkansas 3 71,325 Danny Wuerffel, Florida

1996 Florida 45, Alabama 30 74,132 Danny Wuerffel, Florida

1999 Alabama 34, Florida 7 71,500 Freddie Milons, Alabama

2000 Florida 28, Auburn 6 73,427 Rex Grossman, Florida

2006 Florida 38, Arkansas 28 73,374 Percy Harvin, Florida

2008 Florida 31, Alabama 20 75,892 Tim Tebow, Florida

2009 Alabama 32, Florida 13

Looking at the SEC championship record make you look like a bit of a fool, Florida and Bama appear dominate the SECCG.

Head to head the Gators lead 4-3, but the Gators have also won the SEC Championship 7 times to Bama’s 3. If you notice the Gators have represented the East 10 times, Bama the west 7times.

Just pointing out some facts so you don’t get too big for your britches.

Auburn'82

September 27th, 2010
2:04 pm

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!! Please stop making our school look bad.
We get it, you have a small penis and because of it you have to argue with everyone because you think you’re a genus.
Just stop.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:05 pm

bamafan

Give it time, I’m sure Bama will be on probation again. I have no idea what that statement “interested” posted was about. Auburn was not on probation in 2004 and if they were they’d have been banned from bowl games and lost scholarships. Never happened.

As far as 1957, they won the title.

Chili Dog

September 27th, 2010
2:06 pm

Very clever Tony. In your first paragraph, you write:

“You could rationalize the South Carolina loss. It was on the road and Georgia was playing a new defense against a great, young running back. You can explain the Arkansas loss and praise Georgia’s comeback to tie the game in the fourth quarter. But after Saturday’s loss to Mississippi State in Starkville, I can only come to one conclusion: Georgia is just not very good.”

It wasn’t someone else explaining and rationalizing the opening losses away and playing to the base. It was YOU.

The you follow it up like your some kind of guru, and have to break the bad news to the fans that the dawgs suck.

They could see it the whole time, you were the one spinning it, Mr. Homer.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:06 pm

“WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!! Please stop making our school look bad.
We get it, you have a small penis and because of it you have to argue with everyone because you think you’re a genus.
Just stop.”

Ah, “interested” changed her blog handle. Nice. Gotta love the retarded.

bamafan

September 27th, 2010
2:09 pm

War Eagle – judging from experience, Auburn’s odds of being placed on probation again are just as great (or greater). As for 2004, perhaps Auburn was locked out because nobody likes Auburn.
The team is good, the history is good, but the fans suffer from inferiority complexes. Get over it and just win some more games.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:13 pm

“Auburn’s odds of being placed on probation again are just as great (or greater).”

And you know this how?

“As for 2004, perhaps Auburn was locked out because nobody likes Auburn.”

Oh, so the title game is about being liked? LOL

“The team is good, the history is good, but the fans suffer from inferiority complexes.”

Says the guy who’s schools fans worship at the feet of a dead coach. RIGHT!

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:14 pm

“Get over it and just win some more games.”

1: I didn’t bring it up.
2: I’ll get over it when you guys stop looking for the next Bear.
3: We are winning games.

Fantasy Island

September 27th, 2010
2:15 pm

Some people are stupid

September 27th, 2010
2:15 pm

bamafan

No one outside of Alabama likes U of Bama. Same can be said for every school in the nation.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
2:15 pm

Auburn’82

September 27th, 2010
2:04 pm
WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!! Please stop making our school look bad.
We get it, you have a small penis and because of it you have to argue with everyone because you think you’re a genus.
Just stop.

Agree, but I’m being to think WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!! is a jerk named PATRICK AKA “RememberWhen?????????????” and “crap sandwich from last night”

You can’t shut the little fart up, just ignor him and he will go away or morph into some new name. But it becomes easier to ID the Jerk. I feel sure he is not an Auburn grad, but proabley a tech nerd who is a wiz with computers.

bamafan

September 27th, 2010
2:15 pm

War Eagle – I quit (really this time). You win. You are better than I am. More intelligent, better looking, and certainly quicker on the keyboard.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:17 pm

Fantasy Island

So…………………………..why isn’t he in jail?

“He is a theif!”

It’s spelled “thief” ma’am. And no, he was never charged.

Silver Britches, Red Panties

September 27th, 2010
2:17 pm

Tony, I knew I could count on you to protect Coach Richt. Our Beloved Dawgs might not be winning, but he still has the best fashion sense in the conference. I can’t wait to see what color scheme he will come up with next week!

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:18 pm

“ou can’t shut the little fart up, just ignor him and he will go away or morph into some new name. But it becomes easier to ID the Jerk. I feel sure he is not an Auburn grad, but proabley a tech nerd who is a wiz with computers.”

You must have failed remedial English.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
2:18 pm

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

How’s it going PATRICK?????????????????????? What causing your frustration today?

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:19 pm

“War Eagle – I quit (really this time). You win. You are better than I am. More intelligent, better looking, and certainly quicker on the keyboard.”

Oh boy.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:19 pm

“How’s it going PATRICK?????????????????????? What causing your frustration today?”

Better question: What’s wrong with your spell check?

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
2:20 pm

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

Sorry I don’t type as well as you computer nerds.

Fantasy Island

September 27th, 2010
2:21 pm

WDE, if he was bad enough to get tossed off of Florida, that is saying something. Urban doesn’t do that often.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:21 pm

“Sorry I don’t type as well as you computer nerds.”

Low IQ, computers and spelling are two different things altogether. Please, go back to school and take remedial English. I hear Tebow is teaching it.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:22 pm

“f he was bad enough to get tossed off of Florida, that is saying something. ”

He didn’t get tossed. He left on his own. And yes, Urban does allow thugs on his team. Just ask Spikes.

MountainDawg

September 27th, 2010
2:22 pm

The Dawgs grossly underperformed & sorely lack discipline. CMB & CSS need to be given an ultimatum…improve immediately or be shown the door. As for AJG, he’s NO “instant savior”…especially if the OL cannot pass block or open up lanes for the run (to then free up the WRs). ***Durham’s done an excellent job at WR & should stay in the starting lineup. CMB also needs to utilize the TEs & FBs much more (passes & hand-offs (to FBs). UGA has the (raw) talent to make a bowl, but will be lucky to have a 3-4 win season IF they execute like they did much of the MSU game. :(

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
2:22 pm

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:19 pm
“How’s it going PATRICK?????????????????????? What causing your frustration today?”

Better question: What’s wrong with your spell check?

I don’t use spell check, would that make you feel better? A typo now and then is no problem for me, but I guess it is for computer nerds.

dip

September 27th, 2010
2:23 pm

Bring back Ray Goff!

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:24 pm

Fantasy

In January 2009, Newton transferred to Blinn College in Texas.

He was never kicked off the team.

Fantasy Island

September 27th, 2010
2:24 pm

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:24 pm

“I don’t use spell check, would that make you feel better?”

What makes me feel better is know just how dumb Florida fans, not grads, are.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
2:25 pm

See’ya Patrick, I’ve had all the fun with you I can take.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:26 pm

Fantasy Island

Ok, so what was I supposed to see? The article doesn’t say that he was kicked off the team.

Bottom line: Charges were dropped.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:26 pm

“See’ya Patrick, I’ve had all the fun with you I can take.”

Gaytor is paranoid.

Fantasy Island

September 27th, 2010
2:27 pm

What reality are you living in?
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/sec/2009-12-31-cameron-newton-auburn_N.htm

how much proof do you need? Newton is a punk.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:28 pm

“how much proof do you need? Newton is a punk.”

1: Newton was not kicked off the team by Urban Meyer.
2: He transferred out because Tebow came back.
3: He never faced jail time and charges were dropped.

Bottom line: You’re a moron.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:29 pm

“how much proof do you need?’

Don’t have to have any proof, ma’am. The charges were dropped and he was never kicked off the team.

Fantasy Island

September 27th, 2010
2:30 pm

okay, you are right. Newton is actually a choir boy! Oh and Bishop long is innocent too!

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:31 pm

Fantasy Island

The U of Florida never released a statement saying he was kicked off the team. He left on voluntarily and transferred to Blinn.

Bottom line: He learned his lesson and is the most successful offensive player in the SEC.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:32 pm

“Oh and Bishop long is innocent too!’

Do you live in Communist China? Until a person is proven guilty, they are presumed innocent.

Patrick

September 27th, 2010
2:37 pm

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

Are you my clone??????????????????

Patrick

September 27th, 2010
2:40 pm

You act like a jacka$$, just like me. I also like talking to myself as you do.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:40 pm

I get on here to talk tough and feel good about myself!!!

I also eat boogers and doo doo! I like to fart in my hand and smell it!

I am so cool.

Patrick

September 27th, 2010
2:42 pm

Ah, my evil side has run WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!! and now I shall rest.

Driving Ms Dooley

September 27th, 2010
2:42 pm

Richt is Fulmer lite, no doubt. Is it me or has he gained about 40 pounds? Just like Fulmer, CMR isn’t getting worse, he’s just not getting better like the rest of the SEC (Ok, except for the Vols but they have a plan in place).

Cam Newton looked like the best QB in the country Saturday. I think the Plainsmen/War Eagle/Tigers can beat Bama this year.

Raise your hand if you’d like to see Boise State play an SEC schedule. The Vols next 4 games are at LSU, at GA (with AJ), BAMA, and at SC. And that’s after facing FLA and Oregon. A schedule like that gets alot of guys hurt or worn out. Boy-Z would be a banged up 3 loss team in this league. I don’t care if they win by 150 points vs their weak-a_s opponents, they don’t belong in the top 10.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:43 pm

I like bunnies and pink shirts!
I like football because of the tight ends in their britches.
I cheer for auburn because that is what Walmart sells near my house in opelika.
I like boys

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:44 pm

Well, looks like the blog trolls have stolen my blog handle.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:46 pm

Auburn is sooooo goood! They are awesome, and we love our coach who played for Florida. Also, thanks to florida for throwing newton off. you know what they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!!!

Go Tigers/War Eagles, whatever we are!!!

wtf?

September 27th, 2010
2:47 pm

The time to win is now, do not give CRM another year..please!
What’s with the UGA fans who say, don’t be upset , don’t hate on our Dawgs, stand behind them, ect, ect. That’s what losers say, we want to win period. If our coach can’t do it, replace him. The Dawg program is bigger than CMR.

I have to repeat a good point from earlier, what the f is with Logan Grey coming in to call fair catches on half our punts? That is the lamest, most spineless thing I’ve ever seen. At least try to block the punt if we aren’t going to even try to get a good return….my gosh!!!

How dumb is Washaun? Hint: the next time you find yourself sitting in the endzone with the football a foot from you, do you A) look at it then decide to look the other way as the other team jumps on it or B) Jump on the GD ball!……….check the box next to B dumba$$

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:47 pm

Thanks leg humper for stealing my handle. Classy.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!

September 27th, 2010
2:50 pm

Enter your comments here My Handle has been stolen

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

MY REAL NAME IS PATRICK

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
3:00 pm

Nailed the jerk again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
3:01 pm

Normally I abhor the whole handle stealing madness, but when you feel the need to respond to every post on every page and “take over” the thread, well…

sometimes you get what’s coming to you

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
3:02 pm

Patrick you are too easy now, you just can’t change your “I’m the biggest a$$hole MO.”

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
3:03 pm

BAMA dude

Total agreement

Gaytors in Gaynsville

September 27th, 2010
3:21 pm

“sometimes you get what’s coming to you”

UGAY is living proof of that.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
3:23 pm

BAMA dude

Let’s make babies! I left my brother for you!

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
3:29 pm

Tony Barnhart,

You might want to check in on your blogs occasionally.

Coach O

September 27th, 2010
3:32 pm

RE: WARDAMNEAGLE!!! etc.

He (?) gives himself away every time with the accusations of femininity against any poster that challenges his faulty logic. This poster is either a girl posing as a man — or a latent homosexual with severe self-esteem issues.

Snoop Dawg

September 27th, 2010
3:33 pm

Richt has absolutely zero chits to buy more time with. We’ve paid this imposter about $20 million dollars over the past ten years and he has ruined our program. Get rid of him NOW along with the incompetent coaching staff he hand picked and assembled from his friends and family.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
3:35 pm

Gaytors in Gaynsville

September 27th, 2010
3:21 pm
“sometimes you get what’s coming to you”

UGAY is living proof of that.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
3:23 pm
BAMA dude

Let’s make babies! I left my brother for you!

THIS IS PATRICK AGAIN MORPHING INTO A NEW NAME OR STEALING MINE.
You are just too easy Patty boy.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
3:37 pm

Coach O

I think you are on to something with Patty boy.

So Paid

September 27th, 2010
3:37 pm

Richt’s a great coach and should get 5 more years at least to turn things around.

Signed, urban meyer

Bama Jake

September 27th, 2010
3:40 pm

Gatorbait 1-1, you (accidentally, I’m sure) forgot to tally SEC Championships AND National Championships in your oh-so-thorough list. I’m sure you have those stats… go ahead and list them, we’ll wait….

Red Panties

September 27th, 2010
3:44 pm

Tony

Check the email address for WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!, his machine gun post ruin the blog for every one. He probably has multiple email addresses because he is computer wiz kid.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
3:46 pm

Bama Jake

Pal, I’m not doing work for you—–look them up your self or just hush.

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
3:52 pm

No question that Florida had the better coach (and thus the better h2h record)during the Spurrier years save for 1992. Those tables have turned now, however. Give me Saban over Meyer every day and twice on Sunday.

Whiskeydawg

September 27th, 2010
3:58 pm

Athensdawg, I’ve read on here and other blogs about CMR’s wish to do more missionary work. If that’s the case, maybe that is part of the problem with Georgia; a coach, a good coach, distracted by a religious calling. Distractions come in many forms but those which are the most distracting are the kind which are generated at the gut level and go to the very nature of who we are. I’m not declaring that this is the dominate problem with the team, but a team takes its cue from its leader and if the leader is distracted, the team is distracted. This team plays as if it is distracted. If Mark Richt truly feels pulled in the direction of a full time gig with Jesus, then he needs to walk away from football and go pursue what will make him the happiest.

Jim Harbaugh - next UGA coach

September 27th, 2010
3:59 pm

If Adams and McGarity are serious about winning championships and restoring UGA to a top-10 program, they better start now by asking the big money supporters to empty their wallets and pay Jim Harbaugh whatever it takes (Saban money plus one more dollar) to come to Athens. Winning is not free – look what the Florida and Bama boosters did by emptying their wallets to get Meyer and Saban to come. Mark Richt is a great man and great QB coach, but not a good head coach. He lacks the fire it takes to win, has no respect from his team (therefore has lost control) and has blind loyalty to awful assistant coaches. He should have fired Martinez after his first year replacing Van Gorder (2005); remember the horrible defensive showings in the losses that year – Florida (down 14-0 after the first two UF drives, with no chance to catch up since Shockley was injured); Auburn (4th and 23 on Auburn’s last play results in a long winning TD pass, and wasn’t aware his safety covering the playing was stumbling around with a concussion); and the Sugar Bowl (down 28-0 to West Va. in the first quarter). Martinez had many more debacles to name – but those three alone was cause for termination that first year. He allowed Martinez to decay that side of the ball for too long, and now he is allowing Bobo to do the same. UGA Big Money boosters – get Jim Harbaugh here – whatever the cost – he is great coach and great recruiter – Stanford would beat UGA 70-0 if they played tomorrow….STANFORD! Think what Harbaugh could do if he could get SEC recruits.

BIG TECH FAN

September 27th, 2010
4:00 pm

AJC, feel free to move this worthless blog for a worthless team to the classified section under Free!!!

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
4:00 pm

BAMA dude

I was just making a point for Jake, that Florida has done well in the SEC CG, when he said Bama and Auburn were the only teams that mattered in the SEC. I think Saban and Meyer are 1-1.

BTW how were the SEC Championships declared before the playoff system, I forgot?

joe happy

September 27th, 2010
4:00 pm

Tony “the homer”- Shouldn’t your blog start – All of “US” Bulldog fans…… Let me guess- you pick UGA to win again this week “cause they got to” Go Drunkyard Dogs!!!!!!!

5IML

September 27th, 2010
4:03 pm

As much as I dislike all-things-Auburn, I find WDE’s (aka Patrick aka Q-Dog aka ACC Sux aka Bama Blows) posts embarrassing. I should just sit back and laugh but, instead, I feel sad for him/her. And I’m not sure why.

WDE,

Don’t waste your time typing a response just copy and paste this (which is what you were going to type anyway):

I don’t care what you think, ma’am.

seabass

September 27th, 2010
4:06 pm

I for one hope richt is there in 2011 and can right this ship. These mediocre running backs we are lamb basting were 4 and 5 star coming out of high school. And they were good too! All this griping is doing is hurting recruiting. Sure I wish we had Nick Saban! But Dan Mullen is not the answer. He beats Alabama or Florida, then we will talk. For the life of me, how can the same offensive line we had last year be worse?

globeflyer

September 27th, 2010
4:06 pm

As a Bama fan, I take no satisfaction in seeing UGA having troubles. The SEC needs class programs like Georgia to keep the profile of the league “up there”. If coach Richt needs to bring in another coordinator/disciplinarian to get people’s attention, he’d better be making his move soon.

Dawg H8R

September 27th, 2010
4:07 pm

Charles Jackson,I agree. But wrong forum.

How long did it take Tony Barnhart to arrive at this conclusion. THE DAWG H8R has been at this for months! Without top notch talent, UGA is average. The Christian Richt is not “the man” as they would believe, without world class talent! You guys are bitching about AJ Green not bing there, not my damn fault! But don’t you guys have some other option, you have enough top 3 recruiting classes! Why in the world can’t you guys get it, your time is up!

Comeuppance, dawgnation needs to look the word up.

Dink

September 27th, 2010
4:09 pm

What is most disappointing is how poorly prepared we looked. The team just showed no urgency, no fire. Hate to say it because I have always liked and supported Coach Richt, but it’s sure looking like he can no longer motivate his team and get them ready to play.

Go Dawgs!

Dawg H8R

September 27th, 2010
4:09 pm

Jim Harbaugh would be a fool to leave Stanford for jawja. A damn fool!

Coach O

September 27th, 2010
4:10 pm

@Gatorbait 17-3

BTW how were the SEC Championships declared before the playoff system, I forgot?

Prior to the playoff system the championship was simply awarded to the team with the most conference wins. It was not unusual to have the season end with a tie for the conference championship.

Bama Jake

September 27th, 2010
4:14 pm

Gatorbait 1-1, Oh I have them! Allow me to share:
ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE: 22 SEC Championships & 13 National Championships.

Now, please share Florida’s records… or do I need to do that work for you too?

Just keeping you from getting “too big for your britches”. :-)

You know, it’s funny how you do selective choosing when you go back in history. You begin when Florida started winning -after decades of being a laughing stock. I assume that your pen-name represents this same tactic relating to Georgia. Every premier SEC team has a better ‘overall’ record than Florida, so pipe down just a tad and stop being so obnoxious. If you don’t like cheap shots taken at you, don’t take them at others.

BAMA dude

September 27th, 2010
4:15 pm

Right on, Coach O.

And I believe both teams list SEC Championships on their resume for those seasons that ended in a tie.

Beast from the East

September 27th, 2010
4:17 pm

Guys,
WDE is not Patrick Sulley. He posts on here when there is something about Auburn and he is very vocal, types faster than a speeding bullet and has a biting sense of humor. He’s also been known as “Forrest Gump is the Most Famous Bama Grad”, etc.
Sulley is nothing more than a Richt apologist. He is all about UGA and Mark Richt. Hates Saban, Meyer, etc. Obviously, he posts under too many handles to keep track of.

FYI

Bama Jake

September 27th, 2010
4:19 pm

Amen BAMA Dude, Saban is thrice the coach Meyer is!

Coach O

September 27th, 2010
4:22 pm

@Beast from the East

He (?) may not be Patrick, but he is a whiny little sockpuppet — of that, there is no doubt.

Endzone Dancing Machine!

September 27th, 2010
4:26 pm

If they score against colorado, richt needs to tell his players on the team to rush the field and do a new taunting dance, just like the florida game in 2007!!! This will get the team “energized,” “fired up” and “motivated” which will make them “play better” which will save the season! richt can then ask for a big raise and bonus!!!!

Coach List

September 27th, 2010
4:28 pm

Coaches that UGA should try to hire:

1. Boise State
2. Stanford
3. Oregon
4. Oregon St.
5. Utah

Do not hire some unproven assistant, even if he “used to play at Georgia.”

Beast from the East

September 27th, 2010
4:34 pm

Coach O,
He surely will rub folks the wrong way. That being said, Tide Rising and I actually had some pretty good back and forth jabs with him in the off-season. He can be a pretty funny guy at times. He’s a Duke grad and a die-hard Auburn fan. I learned my lesson not to get into an argument with him. There was no way of winning that battle. He’s pretty witty and can type like 10 times faster than I will ever be able to. Deadly combination on a blog!

BIG TECH FAN

September 27th, 2010
4:34 pm

@Endzone Dancing Machine..As I recall, all the Georgia fans got all upset when Richt became more loose and let his players to that!!! I think he wanted to be more loose and allow his players to have that winning swagger but there was such a backlash that Richt decided to go back to becoming a conservative bible thumping coach!!! That game against Florida was the last time they were relevant!!

Tide Rising

September 27th, 2010
4:34 pm

5IML,

So Patrick Sulley is at it again. No surprise there although I think this guy may actually be the AU version of Sulley. He always has the standard line ” you have the intelligence of a carrot” somewhere and he always refers to other posters as ma’am. This guy I actually laugh at his posts. I can’t even be mad at the guy. Sulley kinda bothered me in that he was so stupid and seemed like he was brainwashed into thinking Richt was Jesus Christ himself.

BTW I liked tony’s comments on bama today and he is right. When it was 20-7 I still expected to win that game. In my mind there just wasn’t any way they were going to hold us off for a full 60 minutes and win. I just couldn’t see it. The officiating was horrific, especially regarding 2-3 spots of the ball that I just couldn’t believe but even then that we would lose that game.

Mike Bobo

September 27th, 2010
4:34 pm

We get beat again this Saturday in Boulder ! Colorado had a week off to prepare for me !

Not Pat Sulley

September 27th, 2010
4:36 pm

Geez, the blog hacks can’t quite figure out that I am NOT Pat Sulley.

Not Pat Sulley

September 27th, 2010
4:37 pm

Beast from the East

Yes, you nailed it.

PappyHappy

September 27th, 2010
4:38 pm

This did not happen to Georgia over night! Richt has been blessed with one or two standouts for years. It finally caught up with him!

How can you have a championship team with lack of DISCIPLINE? Lack of smart RECRUITING? Lack of GOOD COACHING?

You are correct Mr. Barnhart, Georgia has a problem.

Dr. Adams would be smart in bringing Vince Dooley back as a consultant for about 18 months to get the program put back together. But that is assuming that Adams is smart. Richt’s days SHOULD BE NUMBERED, but not sure that Adams is all that gifted as a leader!

Not Pat Sulley

September 27th, 2010
4:38 pm

Tide Rising

I just love to irritate Bama fans as much as UGA fans.

Not Pat Sulley

September 27th, 2010
4:39 pm

“Do not hire some unproven assistant, even if he “used to play at Georgia.”

UGA could hire one of the four coaches Bama hired and fired in the past 10 years.

Tide Rising

September 27th, 2010
4:39 pm

Beast of the east,

This guy the AU fan is pretty fun. As I was telling 5IML I always do crack up at his “you have the intelligence of a carrot” line. He aint that dang smart though but he does type pretty fast. I figure he must be the world’s only male secretary.

BIG TECH FAN

September 27th, 2010
4:39 pm

Georgia fans are just too dang whiney!!! You guys even whined about Richt doing the blackout thing and playing in the new black uniforms!!! High School atheletes read these blogs too. Why would a talented young black kid give his all playing for Georgia? After his first mistake, you rednecks bring out the race factor under the disguise of calling these kids Thugs!! Pathetic!!!

Gatorbait 17-3

September 27th, 2010
4:41 pm

Bama Jake

Serious question, how were SEC Championships determined before the playoff system?

Also, my pen is a result of GaGator being trash by some of the rednecks last year and 46-39 thrown out no stop. Early records fom 1900-1940 just don’t seem like the way to evaluate teams and the if Florida was a laughing stock ( you know thats not entirely true) so be, it point is they are NOT a laughing stock NOW.

Dink

September 27th, 2010
4:42 pm

BIG TECH FAN

You have no room to talk. And why bring race into this?

ASA

September 27th, 2010
4:42 pm

DON”T HAVE A CLUE ABOUT TALENT EXAMPLE SAYING THE KID FROM EAST HALL IS BETTER THAN AJ JOHNSON FROM GAINESVILLE HIGH LETS SEE WHOS BETTER IN 4 YEARS DIDN,T WANT TAI-LER JONES FRESHMAN STARTING AT NOTRE DAME PUT ALL OUR EGGS ON ROGERS KID LEFT US FOR TENN HE WOULD HAVE BEEN ANOTHER OF OUR JAIL BIRDS WE NEED SOMEONE TO COME IN BRING IN CROWELL AND THE QB WE HAVE COMMITTEED BEG AJ JOHNSON AND SOME OF THE REAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS TO STAY HOME AND GET COACHES THAT CAN COACH THEM UP

Still not Pat Sulley

September 27th, 2010
4:45 pm

BIG TECH FAN,

A black person using the word “redneck” is the same as a white person using the “N” word. Just an fyi, you don’t want to sound racist.

Beast from the East

September 27th, 2010
4:47 pm

Tide Rising,
I’m not going to start that back up with him. He’ll win that battle hands down. What’s your early prediction for Saturday? My head tells me Bama wins 31-17 but my heart says Gators 23-21. Your thoughts?

Bama Jake

September 27th, 2010
4:57 pm

Gatorbait 1-1, Let’s start the UF evaluation next Monday, if you believe short-term results are the best qualifier? If Florida wins, I’ll apologize. But, seriously, I feel a team’s complete body of work is the best way to evaluate a team. You must factor in ALL years, period! Just using a hand-picked timespan is certainly not the best way to go about it.

And with that said, I will bid you gentlemen a warm Good Evening. Roll Tide!

Tdawg

September 27th, 2010
5:01 pm

I now must say out loud what deep down in my heart I knew as far back as last year. The dawgs suck. By that I mean the players. The RB’s are average at best. Outside of AJ Green the wide outs are a joke. These fools couldn’t catch a pass if it were handed to them. The offensive line I don’t even know where to start with these idiots. but I’ll try. They are weak, no blocking abilities what so ever and pretty much the laughing stock of college football as far as offensive linemen go. The QB I believe may turn out to be OK if he can survive Bobo. On defense where to start. The d-line I suppose. I have no idea how good these guys tackle because they are constantly getting blown off the ball. The line backers can’t tackle and the DB’s are just plain sad. They can’t cover, they couldn’t tackle my grandmother for pete sakes. How many tackles can that number 23 miss before coach Ritch just gets that bum off the field? Crap if you can’t cover a man you should at least be able to tackle him when you allow him to catch the ball. This version of dawg players are the sadest bunch of talent wearing a dawg uniform I;ve seen in some time. Did I mention that they also have very littlle talent?

ToothlessDawg

September 27th, 2010
5:01 pm

All bark, no bite. Go Ifs!

Tide Rising

September 27th, 2010
5:08 pm

Beast from the east,

Before the season I was thinking the game was a toss up. After the first 3 weeks I thought we would definitely win as Florida couldn’t seem to find any offensive rythm. But after this past weekend I’m back to toss up status since our secondary was exposed in the Ark game and Florida seemed to finally click and find their rythm against a Kentucky team that I consider to be a pretty decent team. I would still give us the edge due to home field advantage but otherwise the teams are pretty even.

Florida’s biggest strength is our biggest weakness- the defensive secondary so i would give a big edge to Florida there as well as in the kicking game. UF punter is demonstrably better and I think your fg kicker is better.

O-lines for both teams are equal as are the D-lines and linebackers of both teams.

I would give McElroy a very slight edge over Brantley but only because of experience and the fact that he is at home. Running backs I do think is our big edge since we have a great 1-2 punch in Ingram and Richardson. Demps is the fastest man in the NCAA but is hobbled a little bit and is dangerous mainly on the edge. I don’t worry too much about him between the tackles. The other edge I think we have is in wide receivers. I say that because the Florida wrs are younger and from what they were saying earlier in the preseason they weren’t putting in the effort and practice time required to be winners- basically the lack of discipline that you can get from young players.

That’s my feel though. I think gators have a big edge in dbs, an edge in kicking, we have a big edge in rbs and an edge in wrs. Everything else I see as being equal except for home field which hopefully will be huge for us. The 2005 Bama-UF game was the loudest I have ever seen the Bryant-Denny stadium so I’m hoping for a big edge there.

Thoughts anyone?

Tdawg

September 27th, 2010
5:09 pm

Alright, I guess you guys figured it out by now, I’m a tech fan, not a Georgia fan. I mean I didn’t even know who player #23 is, for God’s sake. And sadly I don’t know how to even spell linebacker, which should tell you I’m a nerd and not a sports fan. I guess since I couldn’t say anything good about tech, I’d try just putting down Georgia. Sorry for the ruse.

Beast from the East

September 27th, 2010
5:16 pm

Tide Rising,
I think UF will have to have +2 in turnover margin and a big play or two on special teams to get out of there with a win. If both Bama plays mistake-free ball then I wouldn’t give us much of a chance. Bama has been the better looking team through 4 games without a doubt.
“IF” we can both make it back to Atlanta, then UF should have a much better chance as we seem to get better every week.

Einsteindawg

September 27th, 2010
5:17 pm

Tony, I guess your article is implying that Richt is not very smart when compared to the coaches at Bama, Fla, Stanford, Oregon, Ohio State, Miss State, etc., and you would be correct. Then why are we paying this POS $2+M a year?

Einsteindawg

September 27th, 2010
5:21 pm

Tdawg…thanks for manning up. #23 can’t tackle because it’s the jinx of Prince Miller (who also wore #23 and couldn’t tackle).

Seriously?

September 27th, 2010
5:23 pm

“Georgia is just not very good.” Seriously, Tony? Insight such as this makes you Mr. College Football? When did you reach THAT conclusion? When you picked UGA to beat MSU comfortably? Or, did you decided that when you mistakanly picked Ga Tech to beat NC State? No $hit Sherlock, Georgia is not very good. But, the news for you is that Mark Richt will not be back in 2011 and he does not deserve a futile attempt to correct the train wreck he has created. His SEC Championships came in down years for the SEC. And, his first championship was by and large with Donnan players. This season will be worse than Goff’s 1990 4-7 campaign. The difference is that 5 Goff defensive players were suspended or failed out of the program. Richt has no such excuse.

Tide Rising

September 27th, 2010
5:23 pm

Beast,

I think we’ve looked better through 4 games but in the most recent weekend this weekend there was no doubt that Florida looked more in sync than we did.

I think our key to winning is like you said. We have to avoid turnovers-specifiically ints. LSU has the best db in the country in Patrick Peterson but I think you guys by far have the best complete defensive backfield so that is a concern.

But really the single biggest concern I have is special teams. I saw that UF is 9 for 9 on getting first downs on fake punts. We’ve been burned several times on fake punts in the Saban era. Also, UF is excellent at blocking punts so I’ll be ticked if we get a punt blocked. That can be a huge game changer. I haven’t seen how you guys have done as far as not turning the ball over when you’re on offense. Where do you rank in terms of ints and fumbles when you have the ball?

Last if we win then yes your odds of winning go up dramatcally on a neutral field rematch. Plus I believe offensively you guys will probably be clicking much better at the end of the season as opposed to right now. For now though I really am counting on the crowd giving us a huge edge base on how loud the 2005 game was.

Raze

September 27th, 2010
5:25 pm

Excuse me? Georgia is not very good? What? Huh/ Fo Real?

Here’s where it’s at.

Richt is in top 5 in wins among the 120 coaches with 5 or more years of coaching experience.

Richt is top 20 in wins since 2005.

Richt finished in the top 10, 6 times in 1st 9 seasons, 6x more than Saban and Bear Bryant COMBINED.

Tide Rising

September 27th, 2010
5:27 pm

On a different note you have to feel bad for Mark Richt. Even his most ardent supporters are turning their back on him. I did see a post from a blogger who said some Florida fan started a http://www.keepmarkricht.com websight. That is pretty funny even if I do personally like CMR. Its just sad to see his support simply evaporate so quickly.

Dr. Phil

September 27th, 2010
5:29 pm

Hey Raze, how’s that top 10 finish been working out for the past three years? Guess he doesn’t have Donnan’s players.

Tide Rising

September 27th, 2010
5:30 pm

Raze,

No one disputes the fact that Richt has been a fine, consistent coach over the long haul. I think what some dawg fans are upset about is the quick disintegration of the program 9 and now 10 years into his program. 8-5 last year followed by a 1-3 and 0-3 start in the sec with another 8-5 season probably being the best he can do at this point. 2-7 in the last 9 SEC games speaks volumes. If I were a dawg fan I wouldn’t be ready to fire him just yet but he has to make some changes at the end of the year and he has to salvage this year to a degree.

Beast from the East

September 27th, 2010
5:36 pm

Tide Rising,
So what’s your prediction? Give me a score, man!

Al Davis

September 27th, 2010
5:39 pm

Tide, not only would I fire him, I’d sue him in court for lack of effort like I did Lame Kiffen…and win!

BIG TECH FAN

September 27th, 2010
5:41 pm

I”m not black. I’m white Still not Pat Sulley..I’m a fan of football and Georgia Tech specifically but after the game Saturday I saw alot of hateful things said by UGA fans!

crackDaddy

September 27th, 2010
5:42 pm

Jim Harbaugh – are you an idiot! Not every coach has an empty hat on his head. A good coach and classy man, like JH, can recruit as well at Stanford (assuming intelligence in good players can compensate for any slight athletic deficiencies) as he can at UGa or other SEC schools. Have you ever been to Stanford? Are you aware of the stature of that university? Coaching football at UGa is like coaching basketball at Memphis. It carries a “smell” to it. Not every coach wants to smell like that.

Tide Rising

September 27th, 2010
5:43 pm

Bama 83 to -4 for Florida. You guys get minus points because Marcel Dareus and the Alabama D are going to be so intimidating we’re going to run Brantley out of the stadium twice.

Seriously I would probably say 31-27 bama and that the only reason I have it that high scoring is because each team gets some easy points off of turnovers. If there are no turnovers or only 1 or 2 then we’re looking at a 24-21 type game. If I were a neutral fan I would go with us because of home field advantage and a more seasoned qb playing at home as opposed to a 1st year starting qb playing on the road for the first time in a major venue.

Not Pat Sulley

September 27th, 2010
5:47 pm

“Thoughts anyone?”

17-13 Bama

Low scoring game.

Nearer My God to Thee...

September 27th, 2010
5:47 pm

Odell T.: Michael Adams is to blame for not putting a stop to bad behavior from the time the Dogs sold their conference rings on eBay. Mark Richt is to blame for recruiting hoodlums with promises of big NFL contracts and not enforcing any standards of behavior. Georgia fans are to blame for turning a blind eye as long as Richt was winning games.

Odell T. sums it up very nicely. And the very first thing that Richt seriously needs to do – right now – is to get rid of Green and Ealey. These punks are like cancer to a program that badly needs to get on the road to recovery. The thug wannabes on the team have to know that unsocial or illegal behavior will not be tolerated. Dismissing the redshirt guy yesterday is not nearly enough. Richt has to regain control of the team, and he’s never going to do that with Green and Ealey mocking him. Get rid of them both now and move on.

Hamleigh

September 27th, 2010
5:49 pm

Give Richt a break. In a few more years, I’m sure he can turn things around. :-)

Scott

September 27th, 2010
5:50 pm

Dr. Phil, as was stated here earlier, in 2007 the Dogs finished 2nd in the nation. NONE of those players were recruited by Jim Donnan, just so you know.

Buff One

September 27th, 2010
5:52 pm

Colorado 37, Georgia 17.

The Big Beatdown in Boulder.

WashingtonDCduck

September 27th, 2010
5:56 pm

***** Go Ducks!!! ****

1. Stanford is legit.
2. ‘Bama looked tough, and they clearly deserve #1 spot.
3. Jurry in my mind is out on Ohio State, please tell me who they’ve played so far? Great team? Sure. Elite? Ummmm… (I know they beat us in the Rose Bowl, but this is 2010 not’09)
4. Wow, Georgia, where did you go?

http://www.keepmarkricht.com

September 27th, 2010
5:57 pm

what happens when the pups crawl back from Colorado touting a 1-4 record?

Dr Phil

September 27th, 2010
5:58 pm

Thanks Phil and you’re correct, but I’m talking about 2008, 2009, and this season. Shoot, with the money ya’ll are paying Richt and the fertile recruiting area of GA?FLA, he should be top 10 every year.

Dr Phil

September 27th, 2010
5:59 pm

Sorry…I mean Thanks Scott.

HuntsvilleBuffalo

September 27th, 2010
5:59 pm

Go Buffs! We won the national title in 1991 and now we’re building to win another in the next couple of years. Nearly beat the Bullpups a couple years ago in their backyard, so expect them to go down this year in Boulder! No doubt.

http://www.keepmarkricht.com

September 27th, 2010
6:06 pm

Hunts

If the buffs pull of this upset (well the pups are only 5 point favs so that’s not really a large margin) then the wheels are seriously going to fall off

Tide Rising

September 27th, 2010
6:07 pm

Not Pat Sulley

September 27th, 2010
5:47 pm
“Thoughts anyone?”

17-13 Bama

Low scoring game.

Not Pat Sulley,

What the hell? No smartazz comments? No biting sarcasm? No readily available insults? No “you have the intelligence of a carrot” lobs? I’m disappointed. You losing your edge? Hell I was actually looking forward to the comedy routine. Now I feel cheated.

Palladin

September 27th, 2010
6:09 pm

Thanks, sockpuppet for agreeing with my infinite wisdom.

Oh no! Thank YOU sockpuppet!

DawgDad

September 27th, 2010
6:31 pm

As for Green, I’ve never seen any reports that he’s a problem in the locker room. Give the kid a chance to come back and contribute, having served his time. This team needs to win games. Green should aid that cause.

Didn’t UGA eliminate two-a-days this summer? Might want to rethink that, and get back to the Bear Bryant development approach.

Brandon

September 27th, 2010
6:32 pm

This blog should not be called “Mr. College Football” it should be called “Captain Obvious”.

Delbert D.

September 27th, 2010
6:42 pm

Thugs used to be Mafia enforcers until Tupak Shakur urbanized the word. I guess now it can be taken either way. I lived in South Jersey, so I naturally go along with the mob thug description.

In Jersey, goons were union enforcers. I had more than enough of that in 5 years on the job.

Delbert D.

September 27th, 2010
6:46 pm

Raze – “Richt is top 20 in wins since 2005.”

Look at 2006 – today. SEC winning percentage of 57.14 %.

down dawg

September 27th, 2010
6:51 pm

hey, is mike leach ready to come to athens? if so please get him house looking soon please.

Soon to be 18-3

September 27th, 2010
6:51 pm

Some teams just reload. 2 weeks in a row, gators get SEC Freshman of the week.

September 27th, 2010
6:42 pm
Last week, linebacker Jalanie Jenkins, this week Trey Burton

Burton honored

Quarterback Trey Burton was named SEC Freshman of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Burton scored an SEC freshman record six touchdowns Saturday. He scored on all five of his rushing attempts (totaling 40 yards) and caught an 11-yard touchdown pass.

Dawg 1

September 27th, 2010
6:54 pm

gt – you really need to get off that ‘crack pipe’ son.

Blue to the Max

September 27th, 2010
6:55 pm

DawgDad
Didn’t UGA eliminate two-a-days this summer? Might want to rethink that, and get back to the Bear Bryant development approach.

Agree totally. 2 a days dont get kids in shape; they stay in shape year around. 2 a days build toughness which UGA has zilch. Rambo simply stood by and watched a MS score a TD. Should be permenantly benched.

Not Pat Sulley

September 27th, 2010
7:04 pm

“What the hell? No smartazz comments? No biting sarcasm? No readily available insults? No “you have the intelligence of a carrot” lobs? I’m disappointed. You losing your edge? Hell I was actually looking forward to the comedy routine. Now I feel cheated.”

You sound like one of those hillbilly women from Alabama who begs her dead beat husband to beat her some more.

LOVEFALL&FOOTBALL

September 27th, 2010
7:05 pm

Is this the WAR DAMN EAGLE BLOG?

Not Pat Sulley

September 27th, 2010
7:05 pm

“The Big Beatdown in Boulder.’

Didn’t Colorado come close to beating UGA a year ago?

Not Pat Sulley

September 27th, 2010
7:05 pm

“Is this the WAR DAMN EAGLE BLOG?”

Yes, pi$$ off.

Delbert D.

September 27th, 2010
7:11 pm

Soon to be 18-3 – Trey Burton? That simply cannot be right…he is only a Rivals 3-Star dual-threat, right out of high school! They can’t just give him a Freshman of the Week award like that! That goes against all current thinking! The whole recruiting site belief system might be put in shambles!

Buck from Donaldsonville

September 27th, 2010
7:14 pm

“Georgia is just not very good”. Where do you get off Barnhart? Where has your bread been buttered bitch?

Why don’t you move and write for the Tuscaloosa Times you freaking wet rag!

Tide4u2c

September 27th, 2010
7:15 pm

It was not Arkansas’s offense that gave Bama the most problems it was the two turnovers by Bama in the first quarter.Bama drives down the field twice but then turns the ball over leaving points to dream about.You can’t go on the road and turn the ball over and expect to win, yet Bama did just that.

Also I told you all Mallett would throw 2-3 interceptions against the Bama defense that lulls teams into thinking they can throw the ball but then INTERCEPTION ALABAMA! Yards don’t matter if you can’t score Arkansas.

ga gator

September 27th, 2010
7:18 pm

Tide4u2c, Bama looks extremely tough to beat. Hope my Gators can keep it under 17.

BULLDAWG BILL

September 27th, 2010
7:23 pm

FIRE MARK RICHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

Tide4u2c

September 27th, 2010
7:24 pm

ga gator,

Bama does look tough to beat but I have no doubt that the Gators can do it if Bama does’nt come ready to play.It is an SEC game and you can bet The Gators will be ready to knock Alabama down a few pegs. All I can say is Roll Tide!

Cardinal Sin

September 27th, 2010
7:27 pm

Bottom line: GA will be lucky to be 6 -6 before this season is over as I said this before the season ever started.

Gators STUN Bama this weekend by winning with ease.

FL wins the East again in 2010!

Enough Said!

Police

September 27th, 2010
7:30 pm

Lock up all the THUGS

Police

September 27th, 2010
7:30 pm

Once again another arrest from THUGU

Dan Mullen

September 27th, 2010
7:32 pm

ALL YOU MUTT LOVERS GET OFF THE BLOG, THE REAL BULLDOGS ARE HERE

Greg

September 27th, 2010
7:33 pm

At the VERY least, Bobo should man-up and resign as off. coord. and Richt take back over the offense duties. If Bobo does not, fire him, keep CMR one more year then fire him if he does not produce.

Scorekeeper

September 27th, 2010
7:41 pm

Colorado 37, Georgia 17.

I called the MSU score almost exactly. Colorado will win a laugher. Of course it won’t be a laugher for the dawgturds as the hobnail boots grind into their faces.

Herby

September 27th, 2010
7:43 pm

“Once again another arrest from THUGU.”

Ah, the arrest du jour.

kaptu

September 27th, 2010
7:45 pm

We tried to tell you Dawg fans that this was going to be a long season, but you guys wanted none of it.

Reading this is too funny!!

Bob

September 27th, 2010
7:49 pm

The players are there and if they would work the short out routes a little more it would force the LBs to stay at home instead of being able to cheat up, bobo cant recognize this and richt is too much of a wussy to step on anyone’s toes.

There are ways to win with this team and win big, but the coaching is letting them down and I thought richt was supposed to be some kind of offensive genius when he came from florida state.

Police

September 27th, 2010
7:52 pm

Wonder how long before another THUG is arrested

Gen. Forrest

September 27th, 2010
7:56 pm

“Wonder how long before another THUG is arrested”

I’m sure it won’t take long! Go get a box of Krispy Kremes and by the time you get back there will be a few more on the blotter!!!

Dan Mullen

September 27th, 2010
7:57 pm

GO MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS!!!!

Hershel Walker

September 27th, 2010
8:03 pm

I think Wayshon just hit another parked car.

Hershel Walker

September 27th, 2010
8:06 pm

Stub Hub is offereing Thuga football tickets at a price of buy 1 get 12 free.

Gen. Forrest

September 27th, 2010
8:12 pm

Is it just me, or has every freakin’ body forgotten how to tackle??? Don’t most players have these 2 things hanging by their sides? I think they are called ……arms? How ’bout using the damned things every once in a while!!! I have never in my life seen so many chicken-s**t players who just throw a shoulder into someone and then wonder why the guy bounced off and went for 6. The great Jack Lambert once said that all quarterbacks should have to wear dresses. Judging from the way I’ve seen defensive players play this season, I’d have to agree with Mr. Lambert but lets extend that to ALL defensive players too. Most of these guys out there on scholarship wouldn’t have even made a decent high-school squad when I was coming up. Let the coach see you throw a shoulder into someone and not wrap up — you’d be riding pine the rest of the day and running hill sprints the entire next week, or until you demonstrated that you learned to actually TACKLE someone!

Rant off.

Hershel Walker

September 27th, 2010
8:13 pm

Georgia State has requested that UGA be their homecoming opponent next year.

Tech Man

September 27th, 2010
8:13 pm

I have been a Tech fan for forty years because my dad went to school with Pepper Rodgers so a a boy I have been faithful to the Rambling Wreck. I am going to say here that the Georgia fans who want to fire your coach have lost their mind. Florida States fortunes went down hill when UGA hired a young offensive coordinator from FSU to run their program. He might not have made some recent sound decisions on recruiting but maybe the scouts.com and other recruiting sources have been just as wrong on talent evaluation because they keep ranking UGA as a top class when the kids lay an egg. Is it the head coaches fault? Go ahead and fire him. You will find that competing in the SEC is going to yield a few magical seasons but UGA’s expectations are extremely high based on a 1982 National Championship that Herschel Walker, Lindsey Scott, Scott Warner, Terry Hoag, Buck Blue and a few others turned magical. How quickly you guys forget. Like a spoiled child!!!

rickB

September 27th, 2010
8:14 pm

To TommyJack: Fulmer has a National Championship as a head coach! When is the last time Georgia’s won one.

Dan Mullen

September 27th, 2010
8:14 pm

LETS GO GEORGIA MUTTS

ckgator

September 27th, 2010
8:15 pm

Boise State’s schedule looks like the SEC’s composite homecoming schedule.

Nuff said.

Hershel Walker

September 27th, 2010
8:15 pm

Thuga is the FSU of the SEC. Bunch of criminals.

Police

September 27th, 2010
8:15 pm

AJ Green should be kicked off the team

Hershel Walker

September 27th, 2010
8:15 pm

Richt wants all the Thugaa fans to wear red panties to all of the remaining games.

Willie Martinez

September 27th, 2010
8:17 pm

Do you guys miss me? My team is undefeated Losers

Damon Evens

September 27th, 2010
8:18 pm

The florida vs georgia game has been renamed too- THE WORLD’S LARGEST RED PANTY PARTY

Hershel Walker

September 27th, 2010
8:26 pm

The Buffaloes will beat the Thugs this week.

Damon Evens

September 27th, 2010
8:30 pm

THUGU will never be the same without me

Call IT

September 27th, 2010
8:32 pm

Gators win the East in 2010!!!

Thank you,

Shawn

September 27th, 2010
8:44 pm

1) Alabama wins easily against the grossly overrated Gators.

2) Georgia beats Colorado and gains some confidence. Will win more than expected down the stretch.

3) South Carolina loses 3 more this season (UF, Arky and Bama)

4) Auburn loses 3 this season (Arky, Bama and LSU)

5) UF suffers 2 losses (Bama and LSU) but still moves on to the SECCG against Bama.

Hit A Single

September 27th, 2010
8:48 pm

Hey Willie Martinez – You better be glad you went to a team with a high powered offense.

No Dooley Fan

September 27th, 2010
8:53 pm

All you people who want to fire Coach Richt probably think Vince Dooley was the greatest coach ever. But in his 25 years, Dooley was out of the Top 10 at the end of 17 of his 25 seasons; his dogs finished unranked 10 times; 16 Dooley teams had at least 3 losses; 10 had at least 4 losses and five had either 5 or 6 losses. Why didn’t somebody fire Dooley?!!! Do you really want a revolving door of coaches at Georgia, like Tech has had? Mark Richt is a class act, one of the top winning coaches in the nation over the last 10 years and he will figure it out and will win big again. And he won’t panic like all you pitiful fire Richt bloggers.

Delbert D.

September 27th, 2010
8:58 pm

Shawn – LSU hasn’t impressed me yet. 30-24 over UNC at neutral site, Georgia Tech 30-24 over UNC at their place. I’m not saying Georgia Tech is as good as LSU, but LSU has a QB issue, and TJ Yates looked like Drew Brees against them. I can’t see them beating Auburn or Alabama.

BIG TECH FAN

September 27th, 2010
9:03 pm

I think i want a red panty mixed drink instead of a pink panty from now on…lol!!!

Shane

September 27th, 2010
9:03 pm

Georgia is not “that good” but they aren’t “that bad” either. The talent is there, just needs to be coached up. The team hasn’t been blown out by any team thus far, so there is hope for better days. Bobo’s play calling must be relinquished to Richt for any vast improvements to be made. Murray is doing well considering a grossly under-performing O-line. Ealey is the one glaring issue that is hurting us in game after game. Overall, I think we will see a little more heart out there once AJ takes the field. Maybe his energy will rub off on the rest of the team. Durham is a pleasant surprise and becoming a consistent go-to player. I don’t think Richt needs to go (yet), I say give him time to make adjustments. Yes, the last several seasons have been rough and disappointing, but let him ride out this season and see where we are. He has had success before, so let’s see if he can turn this around and finish the season with a respectable record.

Shawn

September 27th, 2010
9:09 pm

Delbert,

LSU definitely won’t beat Bama. Just see them beating AU and UF (in 2 close ones). Bama will win out and repeat as NC.

reality check

September 27th, 2010
9:10 pm

1980 does not make you relevant and elite

Delbert D.

September 27th, 2010
9:31 pm

Shawn – That we agree on. Even if “The Ohio State University” escapes undefeated, I can’t see them beating Alabama.

papaw vol

September 27th, 2010
9:31 pm

these comments sound just like knoxville a year or 2 ago – fulmer lost his desire also and had to go

Delbert D.

September 27th, 2010
9:33 pm

There are some people on this blog that actually remember the 1980 season, and yeah, it was relevant.

Shawn

September 27th, 2010
9:35 pm

Delbert- Ohio St. would be soundly defeated by Bama. No other top 5 team could handle Bama at this point.

TampaGator

September 27th, 2010
9:51 pm

Reality:

Tony “the horse has left the barn” Barnhart knows very little about college football….and has no clue when it comes to picking games because of it. Tony….why don’t you go find a job that can show what you really know…..oh…I forgot…..the need for qualified barn cleaners is limited.

Cam Newton is good right now….duh!
Georgia is not so good right now….duh!
Bama is really good ;right now….duh!

Such wonderful insight.

Now….let me guess….you are picking Bama to beat Florida. Wow! Another one in a million pick of genius by Tony Barnnot….and I just hope that pick will end up like most of your brilliant theory picks…..WRONG!!!

Buck Belue wears a toupee

September 27th, 2010
9:53 pm

Wait ’til next year!

TampaGator

September 27th, 2010
9:54 pm

Shawn….

Have you been going to the Tony Barnhart school of college football predictions? Florida….grossly overrated? I guess you didn’t watch them completely dominate a good Kentucky team….or Brantley throw one precision pass after another, or Trey Burton run and catch 6 TDs, or the Florida defense completely smother a very good Kentucky offense. Yep….grossly overrated. I sure hope Bama feels the same way you do.

Cardinal Sin

September 27th, 2010
9:59 pm

How do you come up with the fact that FL is over-rated as they have won all of their games by huge margins?

Gators stun Bama easily this weekend and win the East again in 2010!

Over-rated, what a joke!

Buckhead Bulldog

September 27th, 2010
10:04 pm

TampaGator: UF IS good. Once Bradley gets his reps up by ummm lets say the end of October, UF could be nasty good. Can’t wait for that game Saturday. Good luck!

Delbert D.

September 27th, 2010
10:05 pm

TampaGator – I posted about this earlier, but Burton surely could not have done all that…he is only a Rivals 3-Star! SEC Freshman of the Week? No way, the system isn’t supposed to work that way!

I was surprised at the final score. Kentucky has 2 good skill players in Cobb and Locke, and Hartline had looked good against Louisville.

Make a few calls, come out of retirement and take Tony’s job.

TampaGator

September 27th, 2010
10:06 pm

and Shawn….

if Bama thought Arky had a good defense and had trouble moving the ball…wait until they get a load of Trattou, Lemmons, Okine, Green, McGray, and Powell at DE……Howard, Hunter, Sanders, Marsh, Antwine, and Floyd at DT….Jones, Hicks, Bostic, Jenkins, Ball, and Edwards at LB…..Jeremy Brown, Jenkins, Riggs, Watkins, Shaw, Hill, Ahmad Brown, Josh Evans, and Matt Elam at DB. That is one talented, fast, and deep defense my friend. When Florida played Bama in the title game last year…they had 2 healthy DTs…and Bama wore them down. This year…Florida has 6 very healthy and very talented defensive tackles….and they are going to wear down Bama’s offensive line. And Florida’s D is a lot faster and deeper than last year…..and probably better. If the offense plays like last Saturday….Bama will have their hands very full on Saturday. Bama might win easily….but I will be shocked if they do. But I would not be shocked if Florida wins….or wins easily.

And the new DC has been scheming since he was hired to stop Bama’s running game. We will see Saturday how good he really is….and I think he is a very good DC.

TampaGator

September 27th, 2010
10:13 pm

Delbert…..

I know my limitations…..unlike Tony. Retirement suits me just fine….and my thoughts and limited football forcasting skills are best suited in this format. I actually like Tony on TV…but his “hindsight” theories are just…well…almost insulting to the intelligence.

TampaGator

September 27th, 2010
10:17 pm

Buckhead Dawg…..

The Florida DC has been in the background so far….but his schemes to stop the two Kentucky skilled players was pure genius. He frustrated both of them all night. Cobb did almost nothing….and the Kentucky RB didn’t get any yardage of value until they ran him over and over again in the 4th quarter (when he should have been on the bench relaxing for the Ole Miss game) and well after the game had been decided. He didn’t do anything when the game mattered. Kentucky had only one good drive the entire game. It was 3 and out for most of the rest of the game.

crabapplejoe

September 27th, 2010
10:20 pm

CMR seems like a nice guy….but he doesn’t recruit a diverse team and that is the problem. You can’t make a “team” out of a bunch of thugs. Look at Ohio State, Stanford, Boise State, Iowa, etc….they have diverse teams. Look at Georgia…not so much. Its really sad when you think that CMR would not have recruited Jake Scott (SuperBowl MVP), Scott Woerner (interception to seal the NC in 1980), or Kirby Smart who everyone wants to take CMR’s job…..LMAO at the discrimination.

TampaGator

September 27th, 2010
10:24 pm

I have not read any previous comments….but I guess everyone heard that the charges were dropped (at the encouragement of the girl he threatened) against Chris Rainey. The girl said she had been dating Rainey for the past three years and she had never seen him act like that…and it was totally out of character for him (which it was). I still believe the concussion he suffered earlier that day had something to do with his behavior…and many of his close friends on campus believe. Meyer is still saying he is “not a part of the team” and will not be part of the team against Bama. I think he will be reinstated soon….but will suffer punishment similar to Hammond…who has earned his way back onto the team after weeks and months of proving himself to Meyer and everyone on the team. Rainey is truly a good kid who made a emotional mistake…as I said…probably prompted by his concussion. With the charges dropped, he will return to the team eventually…after he has earned that right. Of course….the state’s attorney did not let him off lightly….with probation, community service, etc. I think Rainey has learned his lesson and will be a better person for it….and a Gator again….eventually.

aarh

September 27th, 2010
11:02 pm

Chris- That’s not true! Richt won his first SEC title in his second yr. w/ Donnan’s players (2002), he got back to the game the next yr. & lost. He also won the title in 2005 w/ DJ Shockley at QB in his fifth season, which last time I checked would mean they were his players. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT! Just saying…

Richard Dawson

September 28th, 2010
12:03 am

Wow, Tony, you are brilliant. What tipped you off that Georgia is not very good?

Bony Tarnhardt

September 28th, 2010
1:07 am

Dawgs lose to Ralphie ….. Book it !

From Where I Sit

September 28th, 2010
1:55 am

Gators rule the East and stomp Bama this Saturday!

Bank on it!

Red Dog 77

September 28th, 2010
1:56 am

Tony………I hope you read this one ! As a former high school standout I chose the University of Georgia, to me, there was no other choice. I could have attended most any school I wanted, but my heart was, and still is with UGA. After a serious injury ended my hopes of trotting onto the glorious sod of Sanford Stadium, I hit the books and all was well………..Since then I have been a student of the college game, and have concluded college football most certainly runs in cycles. What dissapoints me more than starting 0-3 in the SEC is the lack of intelligence I read from “bandwagon” fans, and often journalists hyping a story to increase his/her readership. I am 57 years old and have seen alot of college football……..Like the Georgia team that started the season 0-3 in 1979 only to win the National Championship the next year. I remember when no one in the country could come close to Notre Dame…….now look at them…..or Miami, while on the comeback, they have sure had their problems of late…….or Alabama, they pretty much didn’t exist until Sabans, what? second or third year?……..didn’t they lose to Louisiana Monroe just a few years back ? What about Florida State, or Nebraska, until Bo Pelini took over……..I guess some would like to be a Michigan fan, talk about problems !………Yes Tony, you are right, Georgia is not very good this year, but I would hope you might remind readers, a small group of Auburn officials flew up to Louisville to have a secret meeting with you know who, just to have Tommy Tubberville take the Tigers to an undefeated season the next year………Glory Glory to ‘ol Georgia !……….With Respect and best Regards, RED

Longhorn beef stew

September 28th, 2010
5:28 am

Glad to see UCLA get a “Signature Win” against Mack Brown and Texas.

tony

September 28th, 2010
5:35 am

This is why Mr.Richt had success at uga.

[edit] University of Georgia(Brian VanGorder)
In 2001 he was hired as Defensive Coordinator and linebackers coach for the University of Georgia Bulldogs. During his first year as Defensive Coordinator at Georgia in 2001, the Bulldogs allowed just 18.9 points per game, ended up fifth in rushing defense and ranked 17th in scoring defense. For his coaching efforts, he was named the seventh recipient of the Valvoline Southern Sports Tonight “Assistant Coach of the Year”.
The 2002 season saw VanGorder’s defense not only lead the SEC in scoring defense, but finish fourth nationally. The Bulldogs allowed only 31 points during the final seven games of the season on their way to eventually winning the Sugar Bowl and finishing third in the final national poll.

In 2003, VanGorder’s defense ranked third nationally in scoring defense, fourth in total defense and sixth in passing defense. In turn, VanGorder received the Frank Boyles “Assistant Coach of the Year” award, which honors the nation’s top assistant coach.[2]

During his final season at Georgia in 2004, the 10-2 Bulldogs were ranked seventh in the final national poll as VanGorder’s defense finished the season ranked eighth and ninth in scoring defense.

During his Georgia tenure, six of VanGorder’s players were selected in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft, including defensive tackle Jonathan Sullivan, safety Thomas Davis and defensive end David Pollack in the first round, and safety Sean Jones and line-backers Boss Bailey, as well as Odell Thurman in the second round.

When Brian VanGorder left uga he took the fire with him.

MR

September 28th, 2010
3:15 pm

Patrick
September 27th, 2010
10:27 am

Clemson is better than some of you are giving them credit for….

>>>>No they’re not.

We were manhandling Auburn for one half. Ark was manhandling Bama for one half. Actually 3 quarters. Mediocre teams don’t do that. Clemson is every bit as good as Auburn SC.

>>>>Moralizing losses is the staple of losers.

Seriously?

September 28th, 2010
3:19 pm

For all those who are talking about the 2007 season: GET A FREAKING CLUE!!!!!!!

We finished #2. Really? Do you hang banners at your home proclaiming we are no# 2?

Did I miss the ceremony at Sanford where they hung the “We Are Number 2″ banner?

WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Dawgs won nothing. Nada. Zilch. No SEC East. Certainly, No SEC Championship. They did get to beat up and bully an over-rated and really bad Hawaii. Did any of you start pounding your chests proclaiming how we beat the bad ass guys from Hawaii who formerly called themselves the Rainbow Warriors? The only thing fiercer than a Rainbow is the Stanford Tree.

Give me a freaking break. We were humiliated by UT 35-14 (and the score was not that close) and lost to USC 16-12 in 2007. Why. Could it have been because Coach Richt sat Knowshon Moreno (a first round pick) so he could start that great Thomas Brown? Seems like Knowshon put up monster rushing yards AFTER Thomas Brown got hurt and was out. Kind of like he single handedly ran the ball on every down in the first offensive serious at UF so we could get an early lead and dominate them? Our other great back during the Richt era was Musa Smith. I’d call him a Donnan recruit but Musa found us and recruited us to offer him a scholarship.

Richt loves undersized backs. Guess he learned nothing in 2001 when we lost to USC and Spurrier called him out. Pat Dye was right, we are not man enough. Until we get a new Head Coach and staff, we won’t compete for an SEC title let alone the NC.

Maybe Mike Leach . . . .

Palladin

September 28th, 2010
8:57 pm

Mike Leach is crazy enough to take the job, that’s for sure.

Not So Fast

September 30th, 2010
11:50 am

GA finished #2 in the AP 2007, USCw finished #2 in the UP (Coaches) 2007