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Newt

January 7th, 2009
10:52 am

Michael, how do schools like UGA play it when athletes like Jarvis Jones and Marlon Brown say they won’t commit anywhere until signing day. Seems like that puts the schools in a very awkward position. Also, if we have more offers out there than we have scholarships, do we just take first responders and notify the others that their offer is off the table? Tks for your time.
Newt

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Harry Munson

January 7th, 2009
10:57 am

Great work! Keep it coming.

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Chad

January 7th, 2009
11:27 am

Your comments on Lutzenkirchen are not accurate. As of today, he is still committed to Auburn and looking at other schools like Alabama and Tennessee. I fully expect him to sign with Auburn now that Malzahn is on board. Also he is very tight with Raymond Cotton in Maryland and it looks like Auburn will get back in the fold with him now that James Willis has been retained.

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Zach

January 7th, 2009
12:37 pm

Hey Chad you don’t know what your talking about, he is done with Auburn face it bud Auburn is done for!!!!! What are you Lutzenkirchen’s agent?? Get a life!!!!!

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Kay

January 7th, 2009
12:38 pm

Enter your comments here
This dude from Valdosta/Lowndes County looks like one angry young man.
Who would want to be around anyone with this kind of attitude?
Beware any team that takes him!

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KC

January 7th, 2009
12:58 pm

Kay how can you pre judge someone (Reid) that you don’t even know. Do you know anything about the game of football? There aren’t any smiling faces on the players faces when they are on the field. Never give the other team the benefit of showing your emotions or letting them see you sweat. Wow what a stereotypical statement you made (lol)! Stop being so judgemental, maybe the world would be a better place to live!

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Newt

January 7th, 2009
1:11 pm

Kay, you interpreted the picture just like the athlete wanted you to interpret it. Lots of football players don’t necessarily want to communicate a cuetsie look. They want to look mean or bad, the ‘don’t mess with me’ look. I understand from some of the players at the UnderArmour game that he is great to be around and a real good guy. If he had a bad attitude, the players he will be around wherever he chooses to go would quickly smack him down a notch or two. Good coaches can certainly control that type of situation also. Recruits wouldn’t be talking to him to convince him to come to their schools if he was a problem because as you said, “who would want to be around anyone…” .So, you probably don’t need to worry much about Reid.

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Bud King

January 7th, 2009
1:34 pm

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Bud King

January 7th, 2009
1:35 pm

Enter your comments here Do we really need the picture of Carvell?

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LD

January 7th, 2009
1:44 pm

Kay,you look angry yourself! How can you make a comment like that by looking at a kids photo? Look at his football stats for crying out loud!!!!!!!!!!!

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Clint

January 7th, 2009
2:06 pm

You know who looked angry in their picture last year? AJ Green, and he’s one of the most well mannered kids at UGA. I’d take my chances with Reid. One picture doesn’t tell a story.

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jhenry

January 7th, 2009
2:09 pm

Greg Reid’s picture is not synonomous with his personality. Kay you should never make such harsh statements about someone you don’t even know. I’ve known this young man for about 10 years, and he is a great kid as well as a tremendous athlete. The picture is a “football thing,” which you obviously don’t understand. For future reference: keep your negative comments to yourself, especially when you don’t have a CLUE!

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Paddy

January 7th, 2009
2:20 pm

If UGA can only get one of the above mentioned players, I hope it is Mr. Reid.

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Becky

January 7th, 2009
3:21 pm

I thought he looked sad, more than mad..No, I don’t know that much about football..I enjoy watching it, but why would you want the other team to think that you are cute?

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tidefan00

January 7th, 2009
4:54 pm

You dawg fans can stop drooling over Bowman. You dropped the ball and he is solid on Alabama. Julio wide right, Bowman left, what a combo. All the attention Julio gets will leave Bowman in man coverage which means big numbers for him. Welcome to the Capstone Mr. Bowman.

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htowngator22

January 7th, 2009
4:54 pm

Enter your comments here Reid is going to UF

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Greg

January 7th, 2009
5:07 pm

UGA loves Reid and Bowman….the only issues are —
1. Will they have the ACT or SAT scores, HS grades, and Graduate HS, or will they transfer to a prep school ?
2. Will UGA actual have enought openings available?
3. Are they serious about UGA or only flirting?

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will

January 7th, 2009
5:25 pm

funny you should mention reid being a gator. I think if he was in fact going to uf, he wouldnt have decomitted through the phone with georgia commit washaun ealey standing right next to him. word is he’s become good friends with the other georgia commits at the under armour game. Anybody feeling a recruiting struggle a la marcus stroud??

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go gators!!

January 7th, 2009
5:29 pm

Why would he want to go to UGA to be coached by Martinez. Come to Florida to play for National Championships, or stay with UGA and be nothing.

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will

January 7th, 2009
5:51 pm

because he could play at georgia and make an impact on a defensive backs unit that could use guys like reid and branden smith, or he could go to florida and compete with the 8 other cornerbacks currently on the gator roster. and from the standpoint of him being a two way player, the choice is simple: go to uga and add speed to an offense that just lost moreno, or compete with harvin, assuming he comes back, rainey, and demps

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Clubhouse

January 7th, 2009
6:00 pm

This year Georgia was a great state for Linebackers. However, looking at the list of the state’s linebackers, many of them don’t seem like they will transfer into great linebackers at the college or pro level. Which ones do you think have the best chance of being legit quality linebackers at the college level?

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htowngator22

January 7th, 2009
6:04 pm

You guys are going to need him on offense after just loosing Stafford and Moreno

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BleedBlue

January 7th, 2009
6:07 pm

That question got me thinkin. Seen a lot of Georgia HS football. How did Jarvis Jones become the #1 LB in GA. Seen him play and was just bigger than everyone else. No great technique, speed or instinct. Think that being bigger and Carve-Columbus making it to championship his junior year excelled him into that position. But pure ability, I’ll take Jonathan Davis, Chase Vasser and Mitchell-Thornton. What do you think?

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will

January 7th, 2009
6:11 pm

IMHO i think cox will bring offensive leadership to the table, something stafford didnt seem to posses as much as his predecessors like Greene and Shockley, and the fact that he knows the system inside and out has me at ease. I really don’t think that at qb we’ll have nearly as many problems as you’d think at first glance. however rb is going to be interesting. are we going to have another moreno or brown come off the bench, or are we going to revert to the post-musa smith days of lumpkin/cooper/browning? the optimist in me says that we’ll be able to work enough kinks into the offense with athletes such as logan gray, carlton thomas, branden smith, aj green, and co. that a large part of the hole moreno and stafford left can be filled

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will

January 7th, 2009
6:14 pm

as for linebacker, im for whoever is willing to come in and match rennie currans intensity and drive

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Mike

January 7th, 2009
6:23 pm

QUESTION: Can you please tell us how many spots UGA has left now that Stafford and Knowshon are going Pro? Ive heard? There is a lot of speculation but noone seems to know for sure.

Thanks

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htowngator22

January 7th, 2009
6:29 pm

Not so fast Will, how big of a hole do you think Cox can fill as a first year starter especially when he faces UF who is returning every starter on defence except mybe B.Spikes

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Alabamadawg

January 7th, 2009
6:30 pm

Whats the lastest on that huge offensive tackle Massey, I believe.

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ddbigdaddy

January 7th, 2009
6:34 pm

Enter your comments here The best poker player always wins meaning who ever cheats and pays the most gets the player. Why does pete carroll have four or five parade High School AllAmerican on USC? The best cheater always wins.

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will

January 7th, 2009
6:36 pm

i’ve already said what i think. what will happen, we’ll just have to wait til next year. i said it before this past season when uga’s schedule was being talked up: teams are going to flop, players are going to get hurt, and upsets are going to happen. the unpredictability of college football makes it the greatest sport on earth. who knows? florida could come out and have their defense turn to mush like georgia this year, and just as well, georgia could be mediocre. only 8 more months til kickoff. god i cant wait

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Ryan

January 7th, 2009
7:04 pm

Has anyone heard anything about Bobbie Massie? I was hoping we could beat out Alabama for him and get some more size.

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joe

January 7th, 2009
7:33 pm

It’s not about a guy out of Georgia, but i was just wondering how much interest GT has in a guy named Nick Failla. He goes to my high school right now and was an INCREDIBLE player until the state quarterfinals during his junior year he got horse collared and it torn up his knee. He also played with a sports hernia and broken tibia this year. We run the option at Millard North so you can just see the kind of QB he is. Deffinately better than jaybo shaw.

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BigMike

January 7th, 2009
7:39 pm

Enter your comments here This kid Jarvis Jones, may be good, but do we really need him? This kid Bowman is real good, why don’t we put more focus on him and tell Marlon that he is out of luck. I WOULD WANT A PLAYER WHO WANTS TO BE A DAWG,rather than someone making you wait. They have the same physical attributes, both are top twenty receivers, and both have good speed.Take this kid, and go hard at Reid, and you will have addressed every position on this recruiting year.P.S. Get Bobby Massie and thats 4.5ypc every touch.

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Michael Carvell

January 7th, 2009
8:26 pm

Until today, I was told that UGA would sign no more than 20 players for 2009. Now I’m hearing the number after the departure of Stafford and K-Mo is 21.

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T Fountain

January 7th, 2009
9:10 pm

Good job Michael. Keep the info coming…

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DawgFan

January 7th, 2009
10:33 pm

HEY BIG MIKE…..That sounds like in 2004, we sign Demiko Goodman and GT signed Calvin johnson…Both were top 25 wide receivers, had the same physical attributes(at the time) and both had good speed….that’s why I leave it to the coaches, they know what they are doing…..We wanted Calvin bad, but when we missed, we went to Demiko…

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BIGDAWG88

January 7th, 2009
11:32 pm

To answer a previous question, schools hold a certain number of scholarships open hoping to get the players they want. In the meantime, they usually tell the other potential players what’s going on and will offer them if they don’t get the first guy(s). It’s up to the potential prospect to decide if he wants to wait and see what happens or go ahead and sign with another school. I know a guy who waited on UGA until almost May before he signed with another school. He really wanted to come to UGA, but they were waiting on someone else. At least schools are up front about it – usually. But didn’t uf mess up and sign too many players and have to drop one of the guys who waited to sign with them?

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Michael Carvell

January 8th, 2009
12:44 am

Jarvis Jones? I don’t think he’s ever entertained the thought of playing in Georgia, but he was kind enough to do the right thing and visit UGA. I would’ve liked to have seen UGA pursue Peachtree Ridge LB Kevin Minter [LSU]. He’s Jonathan Davis with prototype size, and was an absolute wrecking machine in the state championship game (19 tackles). Oh well, I guess you can’t get them all, and there really are so many in this state (200+ to sign D1).

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Mike

January 8th, 2009
1:13 am

Will, Brandon Smith won’t make it at UGA and Jonathan Davis is the best LB in the state, a LB in the mold of Rennie Curran, but better!

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Mike

January 8th, 2009
1:14 am

Minter is awesome and just an outstanding young man. Any team should feel lucky to have him. However, he has neither the speed, nor the instincts at LB that Jonathan Davis has.

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Jason Centanni

January 8th, 2009
2:05 am

It’s amazing how people who are in the “KNOW” have no clue……who are you talking to? OSU? Sorry my friend, that will not happen. It is between UGA and TENN. Please get your facts straight before reporting….i know you are payed to stir things up but you are so dumb right now..hope you have a job in the future! Hope it’s not in print media!!!!

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Newt

January 8th, 2009
10:05 am

For those of you who don’t like the writers at the AJC or the paper itself, just don’t read it. It amazes me when critics that think they know more than any journalists continue to read their articles and whine aimlessly. I am sure the writers do their best to be accurate but they are human and thus not perfect.

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Football Fan

January 8th, 2009
10:56 am

Kay the young man is taking a photo on the football field, football is a contact sport that often times requires aggression , especially on defense.

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Buddy El

January 8th, 2009
11:03 am

Enter your comments here
Michael: Coach Richt once said Stafford was the most talented qb he ever coached meaning Staff has tremendous “potential”. Staff had many forgetable performances(Most of the first half of the Capitol One Bowl) so how can he be “Georgia’s Best Ever” pro prospect. Have you forgotten NFL record holder Fran Tarkenton or is that too far back in time for you?

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Johnny DangerDawg

January 8th, 2009
1:11 pm

Has UGA given up on Alabama commit Michael Bowman?

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tim

January 8th, 2009
1:37 pm

Hey I am from the Valdosta area , Mr. Reid is a very talented man on the football. UGA will be home for Mr. Reid.

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Tlaw

January 8th, 2009
1:38 pm

Stated above by “KAY”
“This dude from Valdosta/Lowndes County looks like one angry young man.
Who would want to be around anyone with this kind of attitude?
Beware any team that takes him!”

Kay please go play in traffic..You are judging Ried by a football picture. If you haven’t seen most team football pictures, everyone looks angry, it’s FOOTBALL!!!Why are you even writing in this blog. Ried doesn’t have any kind of record or pattern of getting into trouble so LAY OFF!!!!!

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Butch

January 8th, 2009
3:06 pm

I miss Jeff Hood’s recruiting coverage. Bring back Hood! Bring back Hood!

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lotterman

January 8th, 2009
3:51 pm

2 things I’d like to say.

1. Concerning the comment Kay made, that’s why women have no place or buisness in football, THEY DON’T HAVE A CLUE!!!

2. Auburn will wind up violating NCAA recruiting rules in the future and will have sanctions placed against them within the next 2 or 3 years. They have become SO intimidated by what Nick Saban is doing over at U of A all the talk about now is “we gotta get better at recruiting, we gotta get better at recruiting” I’;ve never seen such a since of urgency over recruiting over there. The whole thing is, is that Chizik and his assistants will never be able to recruit better than Nick and co., they’ll get desperate over at Auburn and start doing any and everything to lure recruits in and that’s gonna bring on what will be some of the darkest days in Auburn football history. The 08 season will just be a preview of what’s to come.

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bigdawg

January 8th, 2009
4:02 pm

Centanni…Maybe you should know the facts before piping in. Brown is extemely close with Pryor that was made evident by him while he was in Athens.

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Trey

January 8th, 2009
4:52 pm

Michael,

Really enjoyed your recently article on the kid out of Troup High School – an amazing story.

I think the interest in recruiting is an interest for die hard fans. I, for one, think the ’soap opera’ aspect to recruiting is that these kids are making one of the toughest decisions they will ever have to make. Playing for the right program, the right coach, and in the right location will make the difference if great players make it to the next level. The drama is just an aspect of the human story which makes it so compelling.

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Dawg fan

January 8th, 2009
6:57 pm

Of the remaining slots, any 3 or 4 of the following would be great: Reid, Massie, Brown, Carroll, Charles, Bowman, Kenney, or any others the UGA coaches come up with as they always seem to do a good job

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Michael Carvell

January 8th, 2009
7:03 pm

Buddy El: Good point about Fran Tarkenton. I thought about Fran before posting that. Fran was a great college player, led UGA to 1959 SEC championship. But he was a third-round pick. Not only is Stafford projected to be a first-rounder, he also could be THE No. 1 pick of the draft. Stafford is clearly the better NFL “prospect.” Will Stafford be the better NFL “player”? Highly doubtful, and that’s nothing against Stafford in particular, but also any QB coming out of college. Tarkenton is an NFL legend, Hall of Famer, etc.

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Michael Carvell

January 8th, 2009
7:51 pm

This ran in Wednesday’s AJC print edition, and got a huge response. I’m posting it again for anyone that missed it.

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Buddy El

January 8th, 2009
10:45 pm

Tarkenton went to a new franchise in Minnesota and Stafford may well go to a worse situation if Detroit gets him. My point was that if Stafford does not show consistancy to go with all that talent he may end up as a career backup. Consistancy is huge factor and Staff had three years to demonstrate some but in his final UGA game was far from consistant.Tarkenton was consistant. No big deal. I just love to nitpick such statements.

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Hairofthedawg

January 9th, 2009
7:23 am

Hey Chris
You are doing the right thing in waiting to enroll. That is so awesome that you are doing so well in school and working at being valedictorian. It is my understanding that the black bones on back of UGA helments represent academic success. I will be looking forward to seeing some on your helment. Welcome to the Dawg Nation, we are very proud of you!

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MARIETTA DAWG

January 9th, 2009
10:11 am

Chris,
I agree with HairoftheDawg that you are doing so great in school — keep it up and that you want to wait to enroll. We all in the Dawg Nation are proud and willing to wait on a great young man like yourself.
Good luck in school and becoming the Valedictorian.
Look forward to seeing you on “Saturdays in Athens — Between The Hedges”.

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duane Allman

January 9th, 2009
1:58 pm

Enter your comments here Best pro prospect ever? That might suprise Fran Tarkenton.

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OldDawg55

January 9th, 2009
4:21 pm

Stafford was a GOOD QB..so was Greenie, DJ, and others..Joe will be too..Great takes a four year stint..a Dawg attitude..and consistentcy..Matt had some, not all, of this. We have a good group of QBs waiting to play Georgia football. Hopefully, they can be coached up in a short time..the supporting cast will be the key. A new philosophy and attitude from the coaching staff will go a long way. GO DAWGS IN 09!

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Q. Williams

January 9th, 2009
11:15 pm

I love this kid. I read his journal entries on Rivals and now I’m reading this. This young man just has it all together. When I have kids, I hope I do as well as Chris’ parents. This young man will be a huge success in whatever he does in life. I am so proud that he is a Georgia Bulldog. I am literally feeling chill bumps run through my body, that’s just how excited I am about having him as a member of the Bulldog family.

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Mays high til I DIE

January 11th, 2009
12:12 am

This guy is a player!!! I’m talking Urlacher type hit tackling,Ray Lewis hit seeking missle.

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Dawg fan

January 11th, 2009
2:13 pm

Michael.
I thought Greg Ried was scheduled to visit Alabama this weekend. Did that get cancelled? When I looked at who was there, his name was missing. Tks.

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Josh

January 11th, 2009
4:47 pm

Greg Reid changed his mind and is visiting Florida State this weekend. One of his teammates, Gerald Demps, is already committed to Florida State. Also, Jimbo Fischer and Mickey Andrews made an in-home visit to Greg Reid this past week and invited him to Florida State’s campus for an official. He is scheduled to visit Florida on the 16th, Mississippi State on the 23rd, and Georgia on the 30th. As it stands right now, He will be announcing his college decision on a local radio program February 3rd.

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SickandTired

January 11th, 2009
6:06 pm

Stafford has been praised since before he ever came to UGA> He leaves having accomplished nothing more than being the most arrogant QB for the DAWGS in decades. People in Athens tell me he was rude and started fights in bars and left and that the police were looking for an excuse to throw him in the slammer at the behest of bar owners. Good riddance to a Texas transplant that was never either a Georgian or a Dawg.

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Dawg fan

January 11th, 2009
7:05 pm

Tks Josh. You know if UGA has an in home planned with him? Tks.

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Josh

January 11th, 2009
7:52 pm

Mike Bobo met with him for three hours last Wednesday or Thursdays in Valdosta…Greg said the visit went well and that Mike looked him in the eyes a lot more than most coaches do when they have tried recruiting him face-to-face. I don’t think there are any plans for Mark Richt to come down to Valdosta and meet with him…Rodney Garner and Willie Martinez were at Lowndes earlier this year for the ball-game between Northside Warner Robins and Lowndes to check on Abry Jones, but I am sure they talked with Greg as well because he was clearly the best athlete on the field. The las thing I heard was that Georgia was mainly recruiting Greg as a DB, however, I think if he commits to Georgia he will be used in the return game as well (he is such a threat whenever he touches the ball). If you want to see what he can really do with the ball in his hands check this video out: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=3619006 . He made moves like that his whole career at Lowndes.

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Rec

January 12th, 2009
6:57 am

That makes a whole lot more sense, and should be posted/printed on the sports/recruiting sections just as prominately as you all had posted the previous article about SC “yanking” Davis’ scholarship & being “banned” by Tucker’s coach etc.

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BlackMagic84

January 12th, 2009
10:02 am

No matter how you spin it, South Carolina pulled the offer and did it just prior to signing day.
If Spurrier did not want the kid, all he had to do was pick up the phone or have someone on his staff do it right after Cooper made the announcement in the meeting.
No matter how you spin it Spurrier is not showing any kind of leadership or guts.
The Head Ball coach has lost any balls he had.

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Spurley

January 12th, 2009
10:48 am

BM84(translated – bowel movement 84), excuse me but if you could hire a better football coach for USC than Steve Spurrier, you need to be doing something other than making anonymous posts on websites. Spurrier’s done more for this program than we can even measure, even if it doesn’t show up in the standings. Have patience and let this thing come together. We’re going to be fine.

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OcillaGeneral

January 12th, 2009
11:31 am

Michael, does that mean I can’t point out that the kid’s so short he could drown before he even knows it’s raining? Davis is a heckuva football player. It’s too bad he’s being hurt by Spurrier’s inability to control his own staff.

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Pimple

January 12th, 2009
12:19 pm

“Have patience”?

As a South Carolina fan, that’s all we got is patience for the past 100years of football. Nothing more, nothing less.

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cockyspur2001

January 12th, 2009
12:32 pm

If he’s such a great player, why didn’t UGA offer? They didn’t want to keep one of the top players in the state to stay home? There’s more to this story.

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Destin Beach Bum

January 12th, 2009
12:41 pm

If the player decides at the last minute, even at signing time, nothing happens. He’s praised for making a tough decision. But a school withdraws SEVERAL WEEKS prior to signing day, and they get bashed and blasted? Makes no sense at all, no sense. Cooper isn’t there for a reason, and not a reason of his own.

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Buckey

January 12th, 2009
12:47 pm

Was there a letter, or was it just a verbal offer? What’s in the fine print?

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Smyrna Man

January 12th, 2009
1:16 pm

Monte Kiffin was seen tearing down I75…
Davis who was still upset, was surprised to see Kiffin at his home.

“He was very impressive and I enjoyed the visit,” said Davis who is now shopping for a new college to play for. The Vols have a long standing relationship with Tucker High and Coach Stephens.”
Go Vols

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OcillaGeneral

January 12th, 2009
2:15 pm

CockySpur2001, I’m pretty sure they didn’t offer him because they already offered 4 instate linebackers who translate better to their scheme.

But I think he could do well at Tennessee. Lord knows they need guys who won’t just roll over and die against tough competition. Like, I don’t know, Wyoming.

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DON

January 12th, 2009
5:38 pm

he got 7 offers including penn state. his GPA is 2.8. South Carolina has a history of doing this.

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Rob

January 12th, 2009
5:50 pm

Obviously a school has a right to offer who they choose but this should have been handled sooner to allow time for him to find another school. After a month, other schools may have moved on to other players since he committed to SC, leaving him no where to go. Regardless of why, I think it’s sad this situation has happened to SC and Davis. Schools have many more options than these kids. Pulling a scholarship 4-5 weeks (or something like that) after he has committed when they (the staff) didn’t even want him, is not right and hurts him getting into a school. SC football will go on with no impact because they will still sign 25 players or so for their program. How many offers are left for this kid, who obviously thought he was set for the next stage in his life.

I wish him the best where ever he ends up. Sure someone will come back with their offer to him now that SC has backed out. His height scares a lot of people but he’s a very talented player. Hopefully he can find the right situation for him.

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peter

January 12th, 2009
8:18 pm

don, you need to do much more research!

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Ral-NC Cock

January 12th, 2009
10:30 pm

Firstly, USC should’ve let it be known that Cooper recruited/offered him a free education against the coaching staff’s desires and THEN high tailed it to LSU. NOW, since Cooper is a LSU coach, let LSU offer him….will it happen??? Time will tell.
Secondly, USC doesn’t give FREE educations lightly and should make sure the recruits are there for an education and not NFL job training. I sure wish the NFL would restrict their ranks to real college grads, For that matter I wish all professional sports required their ranks be college grads if they want to play in the USA but that’ll never happen.
I firmly believe Spurrier will have a gelled team this year because he new coaches hired are first class.

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January 13th, 2009
12:34 am

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Ronny

January 13th, 2009
2:23 am

Ral, LSU will not offer this kid. First they have not been recruiting him, and do not know him. Second, LSU recruits a different level of talent that SC does. LSU recruits and gets commits from the top players in the country, not 1 or 2 like SC, but 25 a season.

Rob, very good comments. These kids have a very limited number of opportunities, while the colleges have multiple players wanting to come there and play. Withdrawing a scholarship at the last second by a school can have devastating effects on a mid-level talent player who received a small number of offers. Yes schools can be hurt a little by kids changing their minds at the last minute and backing out of a commitment, but overall, the affect there to the school is really minimal whereas to the kid it could mean the difference in playing at an SEC school or Alabama-Birmingham.

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Jim

January 13th, 2009
6:52 am

Has the old ball coach quit yet?

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Glibbity Glabbity

January 13th, 2009
8:40 am

Spurrier’s control of his staff is evident in Cooper taking another job. He doesn’t allow renegades players, and he sure doesn’t allow renegade coaches.

I’m glad Coach Stephens has such high moral standards. Maybe next year when a Gwinnett County kid wants to come to Tucker, he will recruit him before the 10th week of the regular season. Stephens is another sad example of DeKalb County at it’s best.

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Tye Davis

January 13th, 2009
11:50 am

This from his family we want to thank all the people that do not know my son and still write about him we are going to fine in the furture before you say anything bad about someone get to know that person it people like you guys the reason my son do not read mess and if you do not have any thing good to say do not say anything We are not upset at S C we fish they a great season once again Jonthan Davis will be fine thanks.Enter your comments here

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mwt

January 13th, 2009
12:11 pm

there`s more to this story…The kid wants to go to UGA where his uncle went.but they haven`t offered…why haven`t they offered..his grades? probably not..His attitude ? probably not…His height …probably so…the average lineman in the SEC is 6 ` 5″ 320 lb`s..Bigger , faster , stronger..is what they all need and you can`t waste a prescious scholarship on a hope and a prayer.Renee Curan`s are few and far between.

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Glibbity Glabbity

January 13th, 2009
12:31 pm

I don’t think position is the factor at UGA. Jonathan Davis is a DB/OLB type player. I think it is more that they have plenty of DB/LB scholarship players already.

Besides, they are holding out that Reid qualifies and heads to Athens since the Gators backed off.

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gamecock88

January 13th, 2009
8:34 pm

This is just the type of player ut needs to continue down the road of being WORSE than a historically mediocre Gamecock team. Sure, SOS pulled the offer, big effing deal. If the kid has any SEC talent whatsoever, there are plenty of teams in need and he will not be left out. On the flip side, had he decommited from USC, it would again be USC’s fault for losing him. It’s a lose lose so move on. My guess is that the truth will come out after signing day and this rinky dink po dunk HS in ga will be the one with explaining to do.

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Dawg fan

January 15th, 2009
9:54 am

Michael,
Have heard nothing of Rontavious Wooten for some time now. Is he still solid UGA?

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Michael Carvell

January 15th, 2009
8:00 pm

Wooten is still committed to UGA and says he will sign with the Bulldogs. But it will be very interesting to see how things play out. If I was FORCED to pick the UGA commitment “most likely” to switch, it would be Wooten in a landslide.

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Also a Dawg Fan

January 15th, 2009
11:42 pm

Michael, Anything on Greg Reid as of today? How bout Marlon Brown how are our chances of landing him?

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Michael Carvell

January 16th, 2009
1:11 am

On Marlon Brown: I just get the feeling from talking to Marlon, that Lane Kiffin is determined to keep Brown in Tennessee and will do anything to make it happen. I could see the Vols promising to throw to him on the first play of the first game (aka Clemson w/Davis), letting him pick his jersey number, name a street after him, etc. … All kidding aside, Brown is still blown away that Kiffin left directly from his press conference to catch a flight and visit him the same night. I know Marlon also loves him some Mike Bobo and Aaron Murray, but will tough for him to leave Tennessee, especially with the mounting public pressure and the fact that his last visit before signing day will be @ Rocky Top.

Greg Reid? I really think UGA has a chance. I don’t have any inside info, but it seems like Reid was shocked to see the enormous public reaction when he said he would take an official visit to Georgia. He liked it, and I think the idea of signing with Georgia is growing on him.

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K-DAWG

January 16th, 2009
8:38 am

A-men,1953 dawg, let’s just see if Richt & company can close and get the top recruits they have on the board to come to UGA, if you look back on the past years they have always struck out on the last few big time recruits they were undecided until signing day, let’s just see what happens this year.If they strike out again, then something has to been done very very quickly.

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SEC fan

January 16th, 2009
8:55 am

1953 dawg
See ya are still smoking dope and carrying that lousy attitude. Light up another one and get on the big Knoxville newspaper site where your cronies are. You are always whining about something. Amazing how some Vol fans distinguish themselves. By the way, quit mentioning the Gators, someone might get the idea you are a Gator fan (we don’t need your type).

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Cro25

January 16th, 2009
9:21 am

1953 Dawg, when you say Tennessee hired the best Defensive Coordinator in the NFL are you talking about the one that couldn’t stop the Raiders in a game that would have put them in the playoffs had they won?

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SEC fan

January 16th, 2009
12:30 pm

1953 dawg
Really sorry to hear that one of your top recruits at Tennessee just got arrested for felonious assault. You can read about it on the ESPN site.

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jawaan

January 16th, 2009
12:53 pm

which recruit not expected to sign with UGA has the best chance to have a signing day switcheroo?

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VIKING GIRL

January 16th, 2009
4:03 pm

I have to agree with 1953 dawg. I’m a big Lowndes Vikings fan and Greg Reid fan as well, but to see Richt out recruit Meyer is yet to be seen. Greg Reid is a Gator. I think it’s a smart move to have Branden Smith make comments about his desire to be in the back field with Reid, but still don’t think that will happen. Meyer and crew will get the job done and i won’t be surprised to see Reid sign as a Gator.

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dawgfann

January 16th, 2009
5:08 pm

The Murray kid from Tampa….CMR took him right out ur backyard….pretty much head to head battle…just enjoy Tebow

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MATTDAWG

January 17th, 2009
8:53 am

CMR is a great coach however every school needs good-cop-bad-cop when it comes to head coach and DC/OC . Right now we have good-cop-good-cop and things need to change. GO DAWGS!!!

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SEC fan

January 17th, 2009
3:05 pm

Reid should go to Georgia where he can be a starter immediately. Florida has 2 starters from this past year in front of Reid. Reid and Smith can be the best cover corner combination in the nation as Freshmen.

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UGA Girl

January 17th, 2009
4:30 pm

When are you folks going to grow up and accept the fact that Willie Martinez isn’t going anywhere? Wasn’t it just a year ago that we were praising him for the dominating defense Georgia had during the 2007 season. Injuries and the inability to practice the way we needed to hurt us. We went back to basics before the bowl and it paid off. Don’t think for a minute that our boys won’t be worked hard this off season. True Dawgs support the team no matter what. I’ve had enough of these fair weather fans constantly bashing our coaches and players. If Richt wasn’t able to close deals, do you think we would have gotten a commitment from AJ Green his JUNIOR year? Oh yeah, Knowshon also chose GA over FL on signing day and I think Reid will too. Richt is one of the best coaches in college football and you should be greatful.

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Techfan

January 17th, 2009
4:35 pm

From where I sit it looks like CMR has lost his killer instinct. Maybe the loss of QB/RB luxuries will get him back in the game/.

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Dawg fan

January 17th, 2009
5:14 pm

UGA girl you are dead on. A lot of the whining and criticism is from people who are not UGA fans at all. The rest comes from exactly as you put it, “fair weather fans”. You also hear a fair amount from Tech fans who can’t get over the fact that Tech got lucky this year for the first time in 7 years. The true Tech came out when they embarrassed themselves in the Chicken Bowl. UGA can recruit with the best and play with the best. Hang in there UGA Girl.

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DawgsManLegacy

January 18th, 2009
2:10 am

UGA is not a program for the fairweather fans to just jump on a “bandwagon” when they win the SEC then turn on when they lose a couple of games. Ive been a DAWG since before i was born iam a legacy of tried and true DAWGS MEN since the time of my great great great grandfathers time so for me its really sad to hear people on here calling therselves DAWGS and then cut down one of the best coaches the program has ever had Ive actually had the privilege of talking with some of CMRs family and they are all the same extremely good people all around better than most youll ever be priveleged to meet. Guess what im saying is if you cant support the DAWGS wholeheartedly you may be an undercover tech fan:) GO DAWGS FOREVER!!!

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DawgsManLegacy

January 18th, 2009
2:56 am

Great Job Chris very proud you are a Dawg i coach recreation football and i preach grades to my players above football even though the game may be more fun those grades speak volumes more about you than any athletic accomplishment you may have and heres to wishing you grweat success for all your hardwork in and out of the classroom GO DAWGS

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DawgsManLegacy

January 18th, 2009
3:20 am

Stafford may have been talented but i agree it takes a true Georgian to have that DAWGS FIRE inside Georgia football has been and always will be 1 of the best states for football talent along with Texas Florida California and Ohio we should look for our players in state first GO GEORGIA GO DAWGS:)!!!!

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Dawg fan

January 18th, 2009
9:03 am

The lesson for recruits at SC is don’t count on any commitments from this coaching staff until you sign the paper on signing day. When Murray broke his leg, Richt personally told him he had a scholarship at UGA whether or not he ever put on a football uniform again. That is integrity and class. That is the kind of leadership example I would want my son to see from a coach. I suspect Spurrier is a good person. However, when the chips were down, he didn’t honor one of his subordinates, and therefore his, commitments.

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mademan58

January 18th, 2009
11:10 pm

I played against this dude in high school and I can honestly say that he is one hell of a athlete, but to do the things that he has done in the classroom as well is amazing. Keep up the great work. Kendrick Class of 07

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Recruitnik

January 18th, 2009
11:58 pm

1953Dawg you don’t know jack about reid nor about uga recruiting. Reid has dropped uf. It’s down to fsu and uga. He will be a dawg.

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the real things that make you go hmmmm

January 19th, 2009
9:27 am

Truthfully, the kid (19 years old for quite some time now) was jockeying for a scholly at LSU and was busy not answering his telephone. He was busy calling Cooper and wouldn’t answer, nor return calls from USCe the week preceeding the scholly yank. Shouldn’t have been a surprise to him that the Evil Genuis found out just what he was up to. Would you continue tying up a scholly when you KNEW that the “prospect” was not 100%? Unfortunately, USCe is not able to talk about it nor defend their actions until after Feb. The Tucker coach cannot tell other kids where to go to school based on one situation where all of the facts are not publicized. I guess his statements are based on how it reflects on his program with the athlete in question being a 4* recruit.

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JOHN MITCHELL

January 19th, 2009
10:05 am

TO 1953 dawg: YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. UGA IS ABOUT TO HAVE POSSIBLY THE GREASTEST RECRUITING CLASS EVER. ALMOST ALL OF THE TOP PLAYERS LEFT (MASSIE,JONES,CHARLES,KENNY,GEATHERS,REID,BROWN) ALL HAVE UGA EITHER AT THE TOP ON SECOND. DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE MAKING STUPID COMMENTS.

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Dorsey Hill

January 19th, 2009
11:43 am

Hmmm, let’s see a story about Spurrier not giving a damn about anyone but himself and treating other people disrespectfully. This is news? Now if you had a story about Spurrier wondering if it is because he has been such a tool over the years that he can’t sign a decent qb prospect then that would be news. How is it that a supposed “offensive genuis” and “qb guru” can’t even get any interest from a top qb? Its because the qb knows that if he succeeds its due to Spurrier and if he fails its because he sucks. Oh, and there will be no NFL future either.

To the Cocks: Good luck competing for titles with lesser qb’s than Todd Ellis, Anthony Wright and even Steve Tannyhill.

To the most overrated coach in the history of sports… GFY!!!!

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Imes

January 19th, 2009
6:09 pm

I’m a huge UGA fan and I keep in touch with all of the recruiting going on. Truthfully, UGA is in the running with charles (50-50), Kenny (almost certain UGA), Reid (50-50 with FSU, they have made a huge late push), Brown (50-50 with Ohio State), Geathers (50-50), Massie (going to UNC or Virginia), Jones (FLA lock). I wish we could sign all of them but its not realistic at all.

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Imes

January 19th, 2009
6:19 pm

FYI: Wooten is very solid to UGA and Toby Jackson still hasn’t made the grade to get in to UGA. He is scheduled to retake the SAT in Feb.

Also, ALL DAWG fans need to be praying that Jeffery Whitaker signs with us next year!!

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Steve Spurrier

January 19th, 2009
7:00 pm

Y’all stick talking about this over in Atlanta? Must be another slow news day at the AJC…

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Tech Man In Dawg Country

January 20th, 2009
7:49 am

Does Jonathan Davis still have an offer on the table from Ga Tech? If not, why not?

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1953Dawg(vol/gator)fan

January 20th, 2009
9:07 am

Are you not man enough to show who you’re true team is? I do wish people on here would quit showing their ignorance.

Richt/Meyer have went head to head in recruiting and Richt has won his share. Even this year, both went after the #2 QB in the country who was within an hour from Gainesville, can anyone remind me what school he picked? Or any players from Daytona/St Augustine that has picked UGA over Fla lately?

And what will Kiffin do once he can’t ride on his daddy’s coat tail? Name one big time recruit in the top 50 that he has secured with his ‘recruiting gurus’ at Tn. So please post facts or just shut up and keep wishing Richt and UGA would go away.

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Dawg fan

January 20th, 2009
5:23 pm

Michael,
Is Michael Bowman in the mix at all for UGA? I know he is a Bama commit but what about UGA. Also, is Je’Ron Stokes a possibility? The ESPN site states that he said UGA was one of his top 5.

Tks.

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Joe

January 21st, 2009
10:17 am

Imes,
where do you get your information from? Do you subscribe to rivals or scout? Just curious because I don’t subscribe but follow recruiting very closely and am very interested in any stories involving the last few guys UGA has on their radar.

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hill street

January 21st, 2009
9:54 pm

me thinks that if Tennesse Tech offered a Tech recruit, he would switch his commitment. UT can grab this guy if they want him. Tech can’t recruit with the big boys.

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Hairofthedawg

January 21st, 2009
10:04 pm

Orson,
The balls up in the air heading your way with nothing but the goal line ahead in the swamp and the ball game is in the balance. The ball goes off your finger tips and you can’t quite hold on to it. Unfortunately UF loses the game in a squeaker. You will never live down the accident of the trophy in the Gator Nation. Nor with your teammates. It will be there in the back of your mind playing at UF. Number 8 Terrence Edwards dropped some key passes in key games that UGA lost. He was a tremedous athlete while at UGA. The Dawg Nation stood behing him and supported him as he needed encouragement not ridicule. Will you get that at UF in light of the trophy? Come play for the Dawgs along side of Green with Aaron tossing to you. Make a clean break with a man at the helm that is interested in you more than just winning games but in the game of life. We would love to see you wearing the G. Where ever you decide to go I wish you good luck and the very best!

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gahscoach

January 21st, 2009
10:16 pm

They pulled the trick on a kid from Kell HS too. Gave him a scholarship, then when he took a visit and ran a 40 time they didn’t like they told him they’d honor the scholly, but he’d never play. Bunch of crap. Hope they finish 4th in the east every year

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gp295

January 22nd, 2009
12:21 am

Good kid need to commit so he can hit the books to get his grade in order.

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[...] Richt told Burnette he has never recruited a valedictorian during his coaching career. [...]

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January 22nd, 2009
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Bill

January 22nd, 2009
10:09 am

2 very fast and SHORT CB’s…..Can’t wait to see Julio jump up and catch a few over them…

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The Ole Ball Coach

January 22nd, 2009
10:33 am

Chris you are a real leader I am honored that you selected Georgia as your school …. period. You are a great example for all
young people to follow.

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John Nance

January 22nd, 2009
11:15 am

Chris Burnette, I want to congratulate you on your hard scholastic work. You are a REAL hero and the finest example of a role model for other kids in school. Georgia would gain a great asset when you enroll and as I life long Bulldog fan, I am proud you have chosen Georgia. Valedictorian or not, you are a winner!!!!!

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dawgone

January 22nd, 2009
11:17 am

We are glad you are coming Chris. You are exactly the kind of young man we need at UGA. Good Luck and see you in August.

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Zoomie

January 22nd, 2009
11:24 am

How refreshing to read about an athlete with this level of academic credential — whether or not he’s actually selected valedictorian. Chris Burnette will be one of the stellar recruits for UGA regardless of his football contribution. I also have to hand it to Mark Richt for showing such strong support for academic achievement. Great story!

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'ol dawg

January 22nd, 2009
11:31 am

As a life long Bulldog, I don’t think I have ever been more impressed with a young recruits record of accomplishment. UGA has had many who excelled in the classroom prior to entering college and after, but I am not sure I ever remember one who had never made anything but A’s, although I am sure there have been some. It is such an outstanding accomplishment, and I doubt if there is anyone who would not find it to be outstanding.

Coach Richt I am sure did not say he would attend if you indeed are Valedictorian without being completely sincere. It is a source of pride on his part that you have chosen UGA, as well as all supporters. You will be part of an outstanding class of young men, most of whom will have to work very hard to balance academics and athletics. What we as fans fail to realize at times, is that in addition to being a good athlete, you also have to go to class and study. It is not an easy task, but one that many do well.

Welcome to UGA. We certainly are proud to have you!

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Eric Wesson

January 22nd, 2009
11:38 am

Chris…you are truly an inspiration for us all…young and old. Good luck to you, and remember academics is your first priority!!!

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PlanetMe

January 22nd, 2009
11:41 am

I am so proud of this guy and his academic abilities. I’m a Bama grad and I can’t help but congratulate Georgia on getting this young man…

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Paul

January 22nd, 2009
11:44 am

Jones, Reid, Charles, Brown, and Geather will be dogs comes Feb. 09. We can’t have anymore kids beside them.

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dawgdaze

January 22nd, 2009
11:55 am

recruitnik is right. reid will not got to uf. no chance in hell!! uf fans can thank their coach for that. tenn, fsu , miami or uga with fsu and uga in the lead for now. kid loves this attention who knows where he will go. you can bet your sweet a#$ it is not uf.

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Clay

January 22nd, 2009
11:57 am

Good Luck to Chris! I hope he becomes valedictorian and relishes Coach Mark Richt’s attendance, then begins a fine career as a Bulldog and get his degree at UGA.

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Mike S

January 22nd, 2009
12:02 pm

Congratulations on your accomplishments Chris, and good luck in making Valedictorian. You are a shining example to your fellow students and I wish you well in all your future endeavours.

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FLA DAWG

January 22nd, 2009
12:03 pm

Class Acts by Burnette & Richt. Fine examples for all students, athletes and coaches.

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Mike S

January 22nd, 2009
12:12 pm

Ried has completely droped UF now. He says Meyer treated him like crap during his official visit because he had pulled his commit and was looking around.

Meyer needs to watch his temper/EGO, other recruits are beginning to see how he treats people who “cross” him and how everything is about Urban and Urban only.

There is no doubt Meyer is a great coach and has put together a great team at Florida, but if he continues to alienate people with his attitude and ego, those two crystal trophies will only be worth so much once “superman” is gone.

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Mike S

January 22nd, 2009
12:13 pm

GRRR — Dropped not Droped. sorry.

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Mikey

January 22nd, 2009
12:29 pm

This is great- I can’t help but wonder what Urban would do…
He would probably have never made the commitment in the first place because he doesn’t care for the person, just the W column.
Am I being over the top? I don’t think so…

Greg Reid, if you are reading this, please note the difference between the two coaches.
Sure, Urban has 2 more rings than CMR, but class always wins…maybe not on the game scoreboad, but the scoreboard of life.

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Brian

January 22nd, 2009
12:54 pm

Chris….I’d like to not only congratulate you on your accomplishments on and off the field….but I’d like to extend a “well done” to your parents as well. That’s where it all starts….Go Dawgs!

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[...] valedictorian status at his high school.  Proving once again that he really is a good guy — Mark Richt vowed to go to Burnette’s graduation if he accomplishes the goal.  How does anyone not like this [...]

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MountainDawg

January 22nd, 2009
1:02 pm

Sounds like a good, intelligent young man. It’s refreshing to see a recruit that’s academically successful (to this degree) & not the (all-too-typical) half-illiterate, “gangsta” thug who gets a pass (only) due to his God given (but overhyped) athletic ability!

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gp295

January 22nd, 2009
1:06 pm

I would like to thank chris for all of his hard work and his parent for instilling their best effort.

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DaveH

January 22nd, 2009
2:11 pm

Wow, how proud your family must be! Makes me proud to be a Bulldog to have you joining our team. It’s not easy to juggle academics and athletics, much less be excellent at both. Congrats!

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Iceman

January 22nd, 2009
2:51 pm

This a very encouraging, and cool story. Not even at UGA yet, but he’s already a Damn Good Dawg.

See you in the fall, dude!

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Dave

January 22nd, 2009
3:12 pm

Chris, whether or not you make valedictorian; you have accomplished more than most. I know your family is very proud of you. I too would like to extend my congratulations on your achievements and becoming a Bulldog. I was fortunate to be at a small luncheon where Coach Richt was the speaker. After hearing him, I was very impressed with him as a man of great character. I think you will see that at as you spend your days at UGA. Good luck in all you do.

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OleMissRebel

January 22nd, 2009
3:16 pm

Chris, my hat goes off to you for all your hard-work. If for some reason you are not valedictorian, then hold your head high because you have already accomplished a lot. Good luck at UGA and I hope you play well against every team but Ole Miss.

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chuck allison

January 22nd, 2009
3:38 pm

Chris, if your academics are good enough to get into a better school than UGA, then you owe it to yourself and to your family to do so. UGA academics are rather poor and, if your high school has prepared you well enough, you should shoot higher. There are lots of kids who have no other choice than to go to UGA and that is good enough for them.

However, beware of being overconfident. Whether being the top student in your high school really prepares you for a better university really depends on the academic strength of your high school.
Lots of kids come out on top at their high school only to find that they have to struggle at an upper level academic college. Whatever you do, don’t rely on UGA graduates to advise you on UGA academics. They are understandably prejudiced and want to think the best about their own school.
Also, don’t fall into the trap of taking weak liberal arts courses in high school just to keep up your GPA and compete for valedictorian. You are better off taking the tough math and science courses even if you get beat out for valedictorian by someone who takes home economics and community organizer type courses. Those cupcake courses won’t help you get into the better schools.

You probably should speak to someone at Emory University, Vanderbilt University, Georgia Tech, or Duke about whether you would be qualified to move up. Even better, speak to two or more of these upper tier schools. Good luck whatever you decide.

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Ken

January 22nd, 2009
4:10 pm

Who cares. If he can’t block or tackle, he’ll end up at Ga Tech

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FRED

January 22nd, 2009
4:12 pm

WHAT A BLESSING WHEN WE GOT THIS KID. IF ONLY WE COULD RECRUITE MORE LIKE CHRIS

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What???

January 22nd, 2009
4:13 pm

Chuck, you are ignorant and this is proven with the statement “UGA academics are rather poor” Two Rhode Scholars (in one school year) are normally not pulled from “poor academic schools” Check the statistics before making such a ridiculous statement. This is to be expected from a jealous Tech guy. I know it just burns you guys up that UGA has become a nationally-recognized university. Kudos to Chris for picking an excellent university with fine athletics… best of both worlds.

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Glenn Griffin

January 22nd, 2009
4:13 pm

Thanks Chris for making the Dawg Nation so proud and honored to have you . Thank to your family and all the support they have given you and the encouragement that you have had to received from them over the years. That is truly a blessing, I wish you the best always.
#1 DAWG fan in Alaska

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RAMBLE ON!!!

January 22nd, 2009
4:21 pm

Chris you could have excelled at Tech – receive a quailty education like Rueben Houston. He was taught the advantages of capitolism… buy weed in bulk and distribute in smaller, more profitable units. Joe Hamilton learned that when driving drunk, it is a good idea to carry weed. Stephon Marbury demonstrated that you can make the most of a 540 SAT score. Such fine examples of the North Ave Trade School.

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Dale

January 22nd, 2009
4:34 pm

Great story and great for Bulldog Nation. I am a Seminole and am happy for you!! Mark Richt is a wonderful man and coach.

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Ken

January 22nd, 2009
4:35 pm

If you had more recruits like Chris, you’d be Vanderbilt.

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Technite

January 22nd, 2009
4:52 pm

Allison, your advice may well be the stupidest diatribe I have ever read. You need to be on political articles and not commenting on sports columns. It may surprise you to know that simply going to the schools you mentioned would do nothing to insure the students success in life. In fact, if they promoted a ‘nose in the air’ attitude like yours, they could actually hurt the students chances of success after college. Your recommendations on courses for this young man to take in high school are a bit late since he has already begun the final semester of his senior year. Gleaning that from the article above requires very little intelligence so I am sure it was well over your head. I won’t comment further except to say that there are no high school courses that I know of named ‘community organizer’. Using that phrase only serves to reveal your true ignorance. I only know of one person who at one time was a community organizer. He will be spending the next 4 years attempting to sweep up the broken glass left on the floor by a person whom I am certain you admire. I am sure Chris will apply himself at UGA as well as he has applied himself in high school and I wish him the best. I am equally as sure he will never embrace your lowly view of “community organizers’ or the education they have.

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jimmy

January 22nd, 2009
5:14 pm

dont count on reid yet,,,itll be close between fsu (where he would team with teammate demps) and the dawgs (one of the top recruiting classes) but it wouldnt suprise me to see if he goes back to the gators. i hope not but it just wouldnt suprise me.

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Rob

January 22nd, 2009
5:30 pm

Great story about this kid. After all the junk that’s said about some of these kids (Greg Reid especially), it’s great to see a story like this and refreshing to see fans with positive things to say about them.

Good luck to him and I hope he reaches his goal to be valedictorian.

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Mike T.

January 22nd, 2009
8:11 pm

Chuck gives all this high brow advice on higher education, however it’s amusing to see
he can’t even capitalize the first letters in his own name. Chris,good luck on being
named valedictorian,I wish you the best luck in your education and less importantly your
time as a Georgia Bulldog.

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Kdawg

January 22nd, 2009
8:12 pm

Hey Chris as a Troup High alum myself, congrats on your academics and as a member of the DAWG NATION we all welcome you to the best college team in the country. When you step foot on the hollow grounds of Sanford Stadium and see all the red and black, the blood starts pumping. May the times you have in Athens be the best of your life…..Go Dawgs

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Coastal Dawg

January 22nd, 2009
8:38 pm

Chris what a great honor it will be to have you at UGA whether you are a athelete or not… As a Dawg fan, we still need young men like you in our schools for role models. Go Dawgs!!!

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Tj

January 22nd, 2009
10:26 pm

Too many issues with Reid. Buzz says you will regret signing him. check him out on youtube in the grayson loss

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[...] UGA coach Mark Richt makes deal with Troup valedictorian candidate | College Football Recruiting Blo… Georgia coach Mark Richt made a promise to Troup offensive lineman Chris Burnette: If you’re the valedictorian, then I’ll be at your graduation to hear your speech. “[Richt] said he was proud of me, and if it happens, he’ll be there,” Burnette said. “I was honored he said that to me, especially with all the [coaching responsibilities] he has.” “That would cool to have [Richt] at graduation. He is like a celebrity, and it would be a wild atmosphere with him there.” Burnette decided against enrolling early at Georgia so he could stay at Troup to compete for the No. 1 academic honor. Burnette has a 5.012 GPA and slight lead over two others in the valedictorian race. He has made straight A’s since kindergarten. “I was already very motivated, but [Richt saying that] gives me even more,” Burnette said "So I just went around to the offensive line and said, ‘Just give me some time, let’s just go down the field, just like we normally do. We need two scores. If we can’t score two times, we don’t deserve to wear G’s on our helmet.’" – Joe Cox, 2006 vs. Colorado [...]

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Dr Phil

January 23rd, 2009
3:21 am

chuck allison is a cross dresser. It has a male name and a female name. If you’re done with your advice, get back to serving wine spritzers in the Buckhead ‘alternative’ club.

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Dawg fan

January 23rd, 2009
8:43 am

Is Michael Bowman on our radar at all now? Always thought we might get him from Bama late in the cycle if we were still short on the TE position.

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BIGSTRICK

January 23rd, 2009
8:50 am

WELL DONE!! WE WELCOME YOU TO BULLDAWG NATION.I WISH YOU THE BEST.

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SLOW NEWS FRIDAY · Block-C

January 23rd, 2009
9:27 am

[...] recruitment of Jonathan Davis, then you’ll know that Davis’s head coach has banned Spurrier or USC from recruiting any of his players ever again. Long story short, the Gamecocks had given Davis a scholly and so he turned down various offers [...]

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QW

January 23rd, 2009
6:39 pm

I just simply love this guy. I’m glad he’s a DAWG!

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QW

January 23rd, 2009
6:49 pm

These stupid simple rumors amaze me. It’s understandable for the QB position, but for a DB to pick another school because of another player at his position is silly to me. I would hope that there’s a lot more that goes into a decision.

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coffeenothanks

January 23rd, 2009
9:12 pm

Chris needs to check the rules for Valedictorian in the county. It is NOT based on grades, but on graduating Magna Cum Laude. It then goes to the student who has the highest SAT. Many students have had the highest weighted GPA, graduated no. 1 academically and not named Valedictorian. Good luck on the SAT.

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Old Bulldog

January 24th, 2009
1:02 pm

Chris, I am glad you chose UGA for your college education. The college experience is a lot like life: you get out of it what you put into it. Plan your academic program out and work your plan. Pick a career that you will enjoy and you will prosper. Perhaps you will play in the NFL and get rich one day. I hope so. But always be mindful that only a small percentage of great college players have NFL careers, so plan those academics for law, accounting, education, medicine, pharmacy, theology, or whatever you feel would provide you with the opportunity to have a great life.

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[...]  Coach Richt again proved how great a human being he is by promising Burnette if he wins Valedictorian he will agree to attend his graduation to hear Burnette deliver the valedictory address.  [...]

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charles

January 25th, 2009
1:32 am

Hey Chris, Super Cool –putting your EDUCATION before football….NOT LIKE SOME OF THE SUPER BASKETBALL PLAYERS,THAT READERS ENCOURAGE TO PLAY 1 YEAR OF COLLEGE , AND THEN TURN PRO….. ONE QUESTION FOR THESE PEOPLE WHAT YOU GONNA DO AFTER SPORTS? DUH!!!!!!!

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Harry Rand

January 25th, 2009
10:45 am

OH Lord a man I can call friend and brother without ever meeting!WELCOME!A shinging jewel that shines from a flag pole, what an example for peers.

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BigMike

January 26th, 2009
7:50 am

Would love to have this Mammouth wacthing Joe Cox’s blind side’and Massie you can have all the varsity hotdogs you want!

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BigMike

January 26th, 2009
7:55 am

It want be a contest, when the kid see’s UGA, and there stadium, it will be like de-commiting from your old college chevy, to your first beamer, after you landed that new job with all the benefits

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Scott

January 26th, 2009
10:36 am

“and there stadium”…Clearly a Georgia alum – I suppose when you learn to spell it ‘dawg’ you’re bound to make a few mistakes.

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True to Form

January 26th, 2009
11:00 am

Spell Check

January 26th, 2009
12:07 pm

BigMike,

It seems like UGA really won’ts this kid and their will be no problem in getting him.

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chris altman

January 26th, 2009
1:45 pm

“when you learn to spell it ‘dawg’” Actually “it” is spelled it, not dawg. But like you said, you’re bound to make a few mistakes.

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mts315

January 26th, 2009
2:20 pm

Spell Check should try and use spell check.

Won’ts = plural of will not (I guess that is what that contraction would be, if were actually a word)
Wants = has a desire for

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[...] Re: OT Bobby Massie Update (1/25): He talks about his Bama visit [Recruiting 101: Bobby Massie got some good advice [...]

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GAJEFF

January 26th, 2009
6:10 pm

Just can’t understand all the crowing over winning by 3 points. Especially after being owned for so many years in a row. How about a big win or maybe more than one in a row and then stick your chest out.

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LSU fan

January 26th, 2009
8:40 pm

UF Fan

January 27th, 2009
9:42 am

Athens Bound

January 27th, 2009
9:57 am

When’s the last time GT had a five-star recruit in football? Yea, I can’t remember either.

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Jahovis

January 27th, 2009
11:44 am

Lets ponder his options here….
Option 1) Go to a school who runs the boring Option Offense and never touch the ball your college career due to a lousy two star “run only” QB, play in front of measly 35,000 silent nerds at the “never sold out” Bobby Dodd, play a grueling ACC schedule and have your biggest game aired on RAY COM sports, and at the end of your Tech career maybe have a shot to play in the XFL(if they ever make a come back).
Option 2)Go to a school that has 4 quarterbacks with great accuracy(4th being Logan Grey who could have his jersey retired at Tech), an offense that throws the ball over 50% of the time, consistently in the Top 10, has more of their practices aired on ESPN than Tech does football games, and puts more male cheerleaders in the NFL than Tech football.
Hmmmmm. If i was a 6″4 wide out that thinks I have a shot at playing on Sundays, I think the decision is pretty clear.

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MinnesotaJacket

January 27th, 2009
2:06 pm

Athens Bound your right…your extremely right we haven’t had a 5 star recruit in jeez 10 years probably if I had to guess….BUT THATS RIGHT…we beat you with the 3-4 star recruits…I mean do I wish we could get the 5 stars of course I do BUT we can’t recruit the retarded kids and let them major in Grass Managment, and give them tests that says what does it mean when you go out of bounds (that was one of the questions of the basketball players when Georgia got in trouble FYI)..I guess having those 5 star mentally handicapped kids means absolutely nothing in the end!!
Go Jackets

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LSU fan

January 27th, 2009
5:28 pm

Minnesota Jacket
Just remember you ended the season in the Chicken Bowl. 38-3 Everything else is unimportant. You guys are like locust or comets, ya show up every 7 years and make a flash then ya go away. 38-3

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Knowfan

January 28th, 2009
7:14 am

I am a UGA fan but it bothers me to see Dawg fans brag over another school beating Tech. Also, it is true Tech has not had a 5 star player in years (maybe Calvin Johnson). That makes it even more unbareable to get beat by Tech. They did it with no 5 star players.

Tech’s problem, with their offense, will be winning bowl games when teams have a month to prepare for the option. If they don’t pass more they will have a difficult time getting any WR’s although it looks like they do have Hill. We will see if he will be the next CJ. I hope he is a good blocker.

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Wil Walton

January 28th, 2009
12:05 pm

How many 5 star recruits does UGA sign and enroll every year? If my memory serves, it’s about 1 every 2 years. UGA’s recuriting “success” (as deemed by recruiting experts) is that they sign and enroll “solid” classes that are full of 3 and 4 star student athletes that fill their positions of need. So tell me, is there a correlation between UGA’s recuiting and their 9.8 wins a year vs. GT’s recuiting and their 7.8 wins a year for the last decade?

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LSU fan

January 28th, 2009
1:05 pm

Knowfan,
Techs problem will be getting invited to Bowl game at all. After their showing this year, a Bowl invite will be hard to get unless they get an automatic bid. 38-3

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UF fan

January 28th, 2009
10:06 pm

Can’t wait to face UGA this year, I always love facing the most overrated coach of all time in Mark Richt. They will suck next year without Stafford and Moreno especially cause they weren’t even good this year! 49-10

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Liebs

January 29th, 2009
12:00 am

LSU fan, if you were a real fan you should know how hugely LSU underperformed all year. LSU had the talent of a National Champ team but had a horrible QB and a defense that started to implode near the end of the season (in part because the QB kept turning the ball over). I wouldn’t be surprised if LSU wins the SEC West next season. The CFB is similar to what I’d expect if GT player Florida or USC or Texas. Even the most die-hard GT fan will say they aren’t at that level.

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Michael Carvell

January 30th, 2009
4:28 pm

Thanks “Ocilla General.” Now any thoughts on Favors? Did you see him perform in any of those TV games? What’s your predictions for his freshman year?

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LSU fan

January 31st, 2009
9:28 am

REID: UGA. JONES: UGA. MYLES: Tenn. BROWN: Tenn. STARLING: UGA.

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BigMike

January 31st, 2009
9:29 am

Michael, This is poor journalism, when you leave out guys like Bobby Massie, and Orson Charles. Be on point when you write about football in the south, after all this is SEC country, and every now and then show the ACC a little love. Most of these guys are the Dawgs easy picking,but don’t be surprised with JONES, A LIFE LONG GATOR FAN, the chance for people in your home state to always remember you, and family to see you will take top priorrity over everything else.

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Ocilla General

January 31st, 2009
9:56 am

I watched him once, so I’m not sure I’ve got a complete picture. But my impression is that the guy “plays with good length” as the basketball coaches like to say. He doesn’t have the body development to play down low consistently, but he’s a very complete player when facing the basket. Guys with that height and quickness who can shoot the ball and pass are always deadly in college because they’re so tough to guard (will he drive? Pull up for the jumper? Give it up?) He’ll be a contributor as a freshman and be one and done.

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Clemson fan

January 31st, 2009
10:10 am

Reid:(Fla St) Jones:(USC) Myles:(Tenn) Brown:(Tenn) Starling:(Fla St)

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VIKING GIRL

January 31st, 2009
10:53 am

Reid(FSU) Jones(UF) Myles(Tenn) Brown(Tenn) Starling(FSU)

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1LSUfan

January 31st, 2009
11:32 am

REID:FSU. JONES: LSU. MYLES: LSU). BROWN: OSU. STARLING: Florida

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Michael Carvell

January 31st, 2009
1:41 pm

Big Mike: Fair question. I left Massie out because he hadn’t shown up in Athens, as of noon Saturday and is rumored to be Bama-bound. Charles? He’s not picking until mid-February … or even March. This contest ends Feb. 4. What are your picks? List ‘em. Thanks!

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Randall

January 31st, 2009
2:03 pm

REID-UGA JONES-FLA. MYLES-TENN. BROWN-TENN. STARLING-UGA

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jawaan

January 31st, 2009
3:52 pm

jones: USC, myles: TENN, reid/brown/srarling:UGA

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Jeez

January 31st, 2009
4:01 pm

Reid: Georgia
Jones: Florida
Myles: Tennessee
Brown: Georgia
Starling: Georgia

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Travis

January 31st, 2009
9:00 pm

Reid:Georgia, Jones:Florida, Myles: Tennessee, Brown: Tennessee, Starling:Georgia
*Massie:Alabama, Charles:Georgia

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tenn.DAWG

January 31st, 2009
9:45 pm

Reid: UGA
Jones:UF
Myles:UTK
Brown:UGA
Starling:UGA
Massie:UA
Charles:UGA

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RamblinWreck

January 31st, 2009
10:40 pm

Reid – FSU
Jones – UF
Myles – LSU
Brown – UGA

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Thugish Schools

January 31st, 2009
11:18 pm

Reid- Who Cares
Jones- Yawn…
Myles- Zzzzzzzz
Brown- who?

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Edward

January 31st, 2009
11:27 pm

Reid, UGA
Jones, UF
Myles, Tennessee
Brown, UGA
Starlin, UGA

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Fratuszewski

February 1st, 2009
2:38 am

I hung out with Greg Reid tonight at Athens. He told me that he let the coaches know of his decision as of Saturday night. He’s a dawg all the way.

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Mark

February 1st, 2009
8:59 am

Reid,UGA Jones,LSU Myles,Bama Brown,UGA Starlin,UGA

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ricky

February 1st, 2009
10:37 am

Reid, Bammer
Jones, LSWho
Myles, UT
Brown, UT
Starlin UGA

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3069bryan-Go Vols!

February 1st, 2009
10:50 am

REID:GA JONES:UF MYLES:UT BROWN:GA STARLING:GA

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Richtool

February 1st, 2009
10:52 am

Brown to UT , Myles to UT , who cares about the rest ……

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Luke

February 1st, 2009
11:19 am

REID: Florida State JONES: Texas MYLES: Tennessee BROWN: Tennessee STARLING: Notre Dame

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NYDAWG

February 1st, 2009
11:39 am

Reid-UGA
jONES-usc
Myles-UA
Rrown-UT
Starling-Flordia State
Charles-UGA
Massie-UA

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SchleyDawg

February 1st, 2009
11:46 am

Reid – UGA
Brown – Tennessee (but want him at UGA bad)
Starling – UGA
Myles – Alabama
Jones – Florida
Charles – UGA
Massie – Alabama (wanted him bad too)

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Hawks

February 1st, 2009
1:34 pm

REID: UGA. JONES: UF. MYLES: Bama. BROWN: UGA. STARLING: UGA

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King Gator

February 1st, 2009
2:31 pm

REID: Alabama. JONES: Florida . MYLES: UGA BROWN: Florida. STARLING: Notre Dame

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Nick

February 1st, 2009
3:03 pm

Reid: University of Georgia (UGA)
Jones: University of Southern California (USC)
Myles: University of Alabama (UA)
Brown: University of Georgia (UGA)
Starling: University of Georgia (UGA)

Consulation Picks

Massie: University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
Charles: University of Georgia (UGA)

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cortez k

February 1st, 2009
4:58 pm

REID: UGA. JONES:UGA. MYLES: kentucky. BROWN:UGA. STARLING:UGA.

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QUE

February 1st, 2009
5:32 pm

Reid-FSU
Jones-Texas
Myles-Bama
Brown-UGA
Starling-UGA

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Papa

February 1st, 2009
5:33 pm

REID: not uga JONES: not uga MYLES: not uga BROWN: not uga STARLING: not uga

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Paddy

February 1st, 2009
6:49 pm

Reid – not FSU (probation coming soon) UGA
Myles – Alabama
Brown – Tenn
Starling – UGA (not FSU ditto)
Jones – Florida

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SPAMONI

February 1st, 2009
10:10 pm

REID: UGA, BROWN: TENN, JONES: LSU, STARLING: UGA, CHARLES: UGA, MASSIE:BAMA, MYLES: TENN.

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Jeremy

February 2nd, 2009
12:57 am

REID: UGA. JONES: Florida. MYLES:LSU. BROWN: UT. STARLING: FSU

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LSU 2-time BCS National Champions

February 2nd, 2009
9:59 am

REID: FSU
JONES: LSU
MYLES: LSU
BROWN: UT
STARLING: FSU

Why do any of them want to play for UGA? You only win an SEC Championship every now and then? You go to the LSU, FSU, and the UTs to win National Championships. You don’t go to UGA to win a National Title.

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Jack

February 2nd, 2009
11:14 am

REID: FSU JONES: USC MYLES: LSU BROWN: UGA STARLING: FSU

LSU- You’re an idiot. Georgia has the most wins in the SEC the past decade. LSU is a great program but had great luck in the 2 years where MNC’s were won. You lose 2 games and win a NC while Auburn can go undefeated and not even get a shot. Count your blessings and quit making stupid comments.

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THWG

February 2nd, 2009
11:28 am

LOL….UGA will miss out on the entire list. And that is more likely than not! Gators rule but FSU will get the cream from this UGA wishlist.

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Bernie

February 2nd, 2009
12:17 pm

REID: DAWGS
JONES: USC
MYLES: Bama
BROWN: DAWGS
STARLING: FSU

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Sean "Bulldogs"

February 2nd, 2009
12:49 pm

Reid will sign Bulldogs because of number 24…
Jones go to Florida because of ugly Gators…
Myles go to Alabama because of fat elephants..
Brown will sign Bulldogs because of Massaquoi’s gone to replace…
Starling go to Florida State because of more dancing wolves…

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StL Dawg

February 2nd, 2009
1:13 pm

Reid – UGA, Myles – Bama, Jones – Florida, Brown – UT, Starling – FSU

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Jake Jenkins

February 2nd, 2009
1:32 pm

Chris, I’m a junior in high school and I play football and I find my self struggling to keep a 3.5 gpa. I don’t understand how you do it. I’m glad that you decided to become a dawg and I look forward to seeing you play in the future. CONGRATS and goodluck man. GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!

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Dawgcrew34

February 2nd, 2009
1:35 pm

REID: UGA. JONES: Florida. MYLES: Bama. BROWN: UGA. STARLING: UGA.
UGA has a top 5 class this year after these guys sign.

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GAMECOCKBOY

February 2nd, 2009
1:40 pm

a recruit will never be bigger then this university…tucker high isn’t the only good high school with good football in georgia and atl…we have a new db coach who has a house in atl and he is already in atl recruiting….good luck to davis..we were davis best offer..there is a reason georgia didn’t want him..in the end our db coach who offered davis without spurriers permission is at lsu now and we have a great one who will do things the right way…. ….GOOO COCKS!!!

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G8R H8R 92

February 2nd, 2009
1:50 pm

REID: UGA
JONES: Texas
MYLES: LSU
BROWN: UGA
STARLING: UGA

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GAMECOCKBOY

February 2nd, 2009
2:00 pm

good luck to farms but even if he goes to nc or auburn he is going to be on the losing end to my gamecocks…so farms get ready b/c u going to get spured and go home a loser…remember u come here to columbia in 2010 if u go to nc and u will go back to chapel hill on the losing end…GOOO COCKS!!1

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K-DAWG

February 2nd, 2009
2:43 pm

REID-FSU
JONES-FLA
MYLES-BAMA
BROWN-UGA
STARLING-UGA

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FLDAWG

February 2nd, 2009
3:15 pm

REID-UGA
JONES-TEXAS
MYLES-BAMA
BROWN-UGA
STARLING-UGA

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Keith

February 2nd, 2009
3:54 pm

REID: FSU. JONES: USC. MYLES: Alabama. BROWN: Tennessee. STARLING: FSU.

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BMacDPDawg

February 2nd, 2009
4:34 pm

Sorry, but the dogs only get one…. I think
Reid – UGA
Jones – UF
Myles – KY
Brown – UT
Starling – FSU

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fbheel

February 2nd, 2009
4:36 pm

Get real. UNC is loading up with so much talent we fully expect to smash the chickens next year.

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2N4YEARS

February 2nd, 2009
4:44 pm

BROWN -TENN
REID -FLA ST
JONES -ALA
CHARLES -USC
MYLES -LSU
STARLING -FSU

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delusional GTfan

February 2nd, 2009
5:00 pm

they all are going to GaTech to play with the greatest QB in college football Nesbitt and the legendary Paul Johnson in the greatest High School stadium in the country.

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ahowie13

February 2nd, 2009
5:08 pm

Reid: UGA
Jones: Fla
Brown: UGA
Charles: UGA
Starling: UGA
Myles: Alabama

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Bill W.

February 2nd, 2009
5:19 pm

REID: UGA JONES: USC MYLES: UT BROWN: UT STARLING: UGA

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Tech Fan

February 2nd, 2009
5:23 pm

LSU fan that is the most off the wall thing i have read in quite some time…Tech wont get a bowl bid unless its automatic….based on one game last year…then how in the world did Vandy get a bowl bid they couldnt even make one last year….People like you is whats ruining College Football

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Chris

February 2nd, 2009
5:24 pm

They play football at South Carolina? or UNC? nice. that is news to me. As to UNC being loaded? are we referring to blood alcohol content? Certainly not football talent! ha.

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billy

February 2nd, 2009
5:25 pm

come down to TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY,where he knows he will get an education.Football only last until the next down,so have that MIND conditioned to live a grand old life! Gamecockboy you said 2010 what about 2009? Does he have the grades to jump in and compete,or is he JC material?

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Tnc

February 2nd, 2009
5:26 pm

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Tnc

February 2nd, 2009
5:30 pm

Reid: FSU (LOCK)
Jones: Florida (LOCK)
Myles: Bama (already confirmed favorite)
Brown: Tennessee (Bama fan but hope he goes to Georgia)
Starling: FSU (Guarantee)

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Big Mike Casts Stones

February 2nd, 2009
5:33 pm

Big Mike,

Comments like yours are why a lot of sports journalists have a hard time taking fans seriously.

The headline says NATIONAL SIGNING DAY PREDICTIONS…Charles won’t commit to anyone until at least mid February and Massie eliminated Georgia last week.

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Answers

February 2nd, 2009
5:37 pm

Anyone that commits, then de-commits, then sets up an official visit with a third school (UCF), then cancels the visit with that school obviously has some issues. I would be wary of signing this kid regardless of how many stars he has on Rivals.

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Answers

February 2nd, 2009
5:43 pm

**Michael** – Any information on Kwame Geathers? I’m thinking this guy may just be one of the most underrated and overlooked recruits in this years class. Word is he has standing offers from UGA, FSU, USCe, and Tenn. Also he just visited UCF this past week where his cousin apparently hosted him and tried to convince him to go to Orlando.

Any prediction where he ends up?

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JD

February 2nd, 2009
5:46 pm

Nice, Cock. Call a high school kid a loser because he doesn’t want to come to your school. He’s a kid. Cut him some slack.

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T-DAWG

February 2nd, 2009
5:48 pm

REID-UGA STARLING-FSU MYLES-TENN BROWN-TENN JONES-FLA

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Gabe

February 2nd, 2009
6:23 pm

Signing day isn’t till Wednesday and he is free to chose whoever he wants for whatever reason he wants. Whereever he does go, he is going to have to work his butt off waking up at 5am to lift weights and run before going to class. I say good luck to you Johnnie Farms and don’t take any lip from a redonkulous sportswriter. I am a SEC fan but Farms is actually correct, UNC DOES have an excellent academic reputation…the only school in the SEC that is better is Vandy. It takes a lot of courage for a 18 year old kid to stick to his guns and tell that to Steve Spurrier….and what would you reccomend your 18 year old son base his decision on?

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Travis

February 2nd, 2009
6:39 pm

Kwame Geathers: UGA

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GADAWG706

February 2nd, 2009
6:47 pm

well me personally even though i know it probably wont happen i think he should Run with the Big DAWGs and sign with Georgia.

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Deb

February 2nd, 2009
6:51 pm

Who cares??

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chuck allison

February 2nd, 2009
7:05 pm

Tech and UGA usually don’t go after the same recruits. Academics and behaviour standards are considerably higher at Tech. We put education and citizenship ahead of just being another football factory. But, if you are not a good student and/or you have a criminal record, then UGA is the place to go. Why get stressed over studying when you can just go to UGA and party for four years?

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Disgrunted UGA Fan

February 2nd, 2009
7:06 pm

Preseason #1 = A bunch of band wagon recruits, when you lose 3 games (one being your in-state rival). Those recruits keep their pledge as a recruit, but look elsewhere. Georgia became greedy to, only handing out scholies to top flight candidates, who have no love for UGA. Hence, we have Michael Bowman and other recruits going elsewhere. When UGA does not fulfill its hype, can’t reel in the top National talent, UGA makes a last minute run at the states remaining top talent and are left in the dust.

Go after the talent that wants to play at UGA. If a kid has not decided until signing day, you are left holding a bag, holes on the field. When Richt was meeting needs last year, he should have done that this year. Lack of depth = exploited weaknesses = 4 to 5 losses.

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Spurrless

February 2nd, 2009
7:33 pm

If he goes to SC, the most he can hope for is MAYBE an 8 win season (they only have five in their 116 year football history). The best the Gamecocks have ever achieved is mediocre. Good luck to Farms, wherever he goes.

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Ray Goff

February 2nd, 2009
7:52 pm

Will he even qualify? Guys like this are bad news.

Academics. BWaahahahahahah. Yeah, right.

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Hmmmmm

February 2nd, 2009
8:01 pm

Right Deb, WHO REALLY CARES! My first impression is that he has NO honor, changing commitments like changing the oil in your car. I wouldn’t touch him… Sounds like he has an ego problem. I could be wrong and I really hope I am wrong, but when you give your word, that should be your word! The fact that he is a kid is NO EXCUSE for your word meaning nothing!

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wildmanhoya

February 2nd, 2009
8:53 pm

When will these kids who play games with these colleges realize that life does not revolve around them? The sad part is many of these kids do not learn the world does not revolve around them until it is too late. that is when their eligibility is used up and then they have nothing such as in no degree and no job. I realize it goes both ways yet maybe if kids actually stuck to their decisions the recruiters would not resort to the tactics they do.

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yougottabekiddingme

February 2nd, 2009
9:02 pm

He;s doing what most adults do when they look for a job. keep scouting for the best deal, the best opportunity based on his criteria, not people who never met the young man. And for those of you who think he is playing the sdhools- Alabama seems to have played him a bit too. Everyone is looking for the best match. Just because he is younf and full of promise and opportunity, dont bash him. The comment about his grades is quite perplexing, as I doubt that person is privy to his graqdes, test scores, or other criteria used in assessing scholastic aptitude. Every just think if you had 10 employers or 10 law schools vying for your talents and they all had the same deicion date, wouldnt you seek out the best opportunity? I wish him well,

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RSX

February 2nd, 2009
9:12 pm

UNC all the way. Best education.

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gt4ever

February 2nd, 2009
9:30 pm

yougottabekiddingme, That’s just plain HORSECRAP!

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Sportsfan

February 2nd, 2009
9:31 pm

Michael – I think it is obvious. Johnnie has someone close to him (family or friend) that is trying to influence him to North Carolina. I’ve heard one particular recruiting analyst that has followed the situation (and has talked to Johnnie several times) say that several times. UNC may be the right school for him. I am not suggesting that at all. What I am saying is that I think you are seeing the evidence that he isn’t sure what he wants to do- but whoever is close him is sure.

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Sportsfan

February 2nd, 2009
9:34 pm

sorry- meant to say UNC may be the righ school for him – I am not suggesting otherwise. But so far he isn’t sure- and someone close to him is trying to push him hard in that direction.

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Straight from North Avenue

February 2nd, 2009
9:36 pm

Tech does put more emphasis on academics and we’re proud of it. Look at our pharmacy program. Reuben Houston was a proud grad. It also takes many accounting courses to be able to add up all of that dope. So c’mon, 35,000 screaming fans await you! (Unless there’s a Star Trek marathon, then, c’mon, I mean, you know …)

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Brad

February 2nd, 2009
9:54 pm

It may have been handled poorly but I give a little more lee-way when a coach that was supposedly asked to start looking around for a new job decides to offer a kid on his own. I do think that it should have been handled the next day or 2 not a week or 2 later.

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bamatbone

February 2nd, 2009
10:51 pm

REID-FSU
JONES-FLA
MYLES-BAMA
BROWN-UGA
STARLING-UGA
MASSIE-BAMA

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DAWGFAN4CHRIST

February 2nd, 2009
11:41 pm

Reid- UGA
Jones- UGA
Myles-Bama
Brown- UGA
Starling- UGA
Massie- Bama

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ugly columbia

February 3rd, 2009
5:15 am

Columbia and Spurrier have so much in common both well past their prime.. Spurrier without Gator recruiting is average at best.. Columbia is the ugliest College town in the South.. UNC or Auburn will be a much better choice for the kid.. As a fan I hope he goes to an SEC school.. Also Clemson owns Columbia

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VIKING GIRL

February 3rd, 2009
6:14 am

He is going to choose the team that he can get on the field as soon as possible. Think he will play with Demps at FSU. But who knows. After reading that he already told several of his good friends who just happen to be UGA prospects that he’s coming to join them in Athens, well that sounds pretty convincing too. So, i just wish him luck where ever he goes.

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UGA man

February 3rd, 2009
6:55 am

Hope he chooses UGA but wherever he goes I wish him well. UGA has some great recruits committed and Greg would be an outstanding addition. He and Branden would be the best in the nation as a pair of cover corners. Now if the Tech and Gator trash talkers will just stay off this blog it will be a great day.

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jddawg37

February 3rd, 2009
7:15 am

REID: UGA. JONES:USC. MYLES: Alabama. BROWN: Tennessee. STARLING: UGA.

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[...] What will Greg Reid do? The state awaits Tuesday night What will Greg Reid do on Tuesday night? Reid, the AJC’s Player of the Year, will choose between Alabama, Florida State and Georgia between 6-8 p.m. Love him or hate him, Reid is nothing short of greatness on the football field. He is considered the rarest of prospects, someone who has the potential to improve a college team’s football fortunes from the very moment he arrives on campus. [...]

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bamad83

February 3rd, 2009
7:30 am

I think Reid will have trouble qualifying academically to play anywhere this year. He will probably choose FSU in the long run..they are not as deep and when he does get in school he will be able to play sooner.

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GOLDEN RAM

February 3rd, 2009
7:49 am

REID: UGA. JONES:uga MYLES: bama. BROWN: uga STARLING: fsu.

GO ALBANY STATE GOLDEN RAMS…. GET ONE OF THES GUYS LITTLE COUSINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (THATS MY SCHOOL)

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FREE VICK

February 3rd, 2009
7:51 am

STAY AWAY FROM THE DOGS MICHEAL PHELPS…. LOL (SINCE PEOPLE NOT EVEN COMMENTING ABOUT YOU PULLING THE BONG)

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Borodawg

February 3rd, 2009
8:06 am

Disgrunted: Learn to spell. Find another program for which to be a **fan**. I think the kid out of Monticello will be a great, five-star steal. Class valedictorian; 5.88 GPA; volunteers for Boys Club, Red Cross, Literacy Action, and Meals on Wheels. Wants to double-major in biology-chemistry. He’s visited Stanford, Vandy, Duke, MIT; and last week UGA. He says he’s, “…leaning toward UGA because they lead the country on Rhodes Scholars…and research opportunities…”

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Vinnie bag of donuts

February 3rd, 2009
8:45 am

Reid – UGA
Jones – USC
Myles – Alabama
Brown – UGA
Starling: UGA

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Cock 'n' Bull

February 3rd, 2009
8:47 am

I don’t care where Farms goes. He can go to Auburn and play for a coach named something like “Cheezit,” or N. Carolina who lost to a S.Carolina team that played only one half of football with a backup QB. And, at UNC he will second fiddle to the Bball team and wear powderpuff blue. That’ll be cute, although they have mixed in dark blue to look more like Duke now.

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Mapman

February 3rd, 2009
8:54 am

I know this kid well. He is a straight A student and is well qualified. He is just a kid having to deal with adults who are filling his head with promises. Keep an eye on him, you just might see him playing on Sundays. He is that good!

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RobaloGator

February 3rd, 2009
9:05 am

I understand the concern the GA fans have with UF. If I had their record vs. the Gators, I wouldn’t want to hear from them either.

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Fratuszewski

February 3rd, 2009
9:07 am

I met him and talked with him Saturday night during his official visit to Athens. He told me that he would be playing for UGA and he had told the coaches that night.

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dawgfan1911

February 3rd, 2009
9:16 am

I think this guy will be in a Georgia uniform next year if he qualifies. He has already been told that the jersey number 24 will be his when he gets here and the chance to stick it to Florida for at least three years will be very inticing. Can you imiagine he and Branden Smith lock down corners at Georgia for at least three years. They also do ther things like return kicks, something Georgia needs badly.

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jkownit

February 3rd, 2009
9:35 am

Willie Martinez is a bum and a perpetual loser. Run, Greg, run!!

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jkownit

February 3rd, 2009
9:37 am

Dream on big mike, he’ll be down in tuscaloosa w/ their mammoth of a class

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Junkman's Daughter's Brother

February 3rd, 2009
9:38 am

Reid: UGA
Jones: Texas
Myles: Tenn.
Brown: UGA
Starling: FSU

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Dawg Since Birth...

February 3rd, 2009
9:40 am

Yeh…even after you finally had some good teams (since 1990…and starting your string of victories, you’re still behind in the OVERALL Series (and in SEC AND National Titles)….WOW….need I say more…
and if a history lesson of our program is what you need, I would be more than happy to provide that for you!!!!

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Hawks

February 3rd, 2009
9:57 am

He’s going to UGA.

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JustMyOpinion

February 3rd, 2009
10:04 am

REID: UGA JONES:USC MYLES:ALABAMA BROWN: TENNESEE STARLING: UGA.

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Jose J

February 3rd, 2009
10:24 am

We will probably be having this dicussion again next year after he preps. Hopefully, for his sake, he will still be a “can’t miss” recruit. 15 minutes could be up for a 5′8″ corner.

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BamaFan

February 3rd, 2009
11:05 am

Probably FSU due their need for a CB and he can play much sooner….

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Atlanta Native

February 3rd, 2009
11:07 am

Look at his picture….he is trying to give the impression of the quintessential angry black man. Let him switch again…I am with Deb…who cares?

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Correct Predictions

February 3rd, 2009
11:09 am

Reid – FSU
Jones – USC
MYLES – Alabama
Brown – Tennesee
Starling – FSU

UGA fans are retarded. UGA will never win a national championship with willie martinez and mike bobo as coordinators. They both are horrible coaches and should be fired immediatly.

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flats

February 3rd, 2009
11:22 am

These young studs will rock the football world.

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ElectricGuy

February 3rd, 2009
11:23 am

The fact that the AJC lists Farms as a “top” recruit is funny. All the major schools (SEC) have passed on him with no regrets.

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WarEagle!

February 3rd, 2009
11:24 am

I visited and applied to several colleges when I was deciding where to go and I wasn’t playing football. He has to decide where he feels that he will be the most successful – academically, athletically, and socially. He is doing what all high school seniors should be doing.

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Bamagirl

February 3rd, 2009
11:26 am

I hope it is Bama… but also hope he makes the right choice for him, not what anyone else wants but what he wants.. Good luck Greg!!!

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flats

February 3rd, 2009
11:27 am

FREE VICK!!!!!!!!!!!DID HE TORTURE AND KILL ANYTHANG????????GET OVER IT AND KEEP YOUR HOPES UP THAT VICK LIKE PLAYERS WILL EVER BE SUCCESSFUL PLAYING QUARTERBACK WINNING SUPERBOWLS!!!!!

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Andrew

February 3rd, 2009
11:56 am

He is going Florida State…he seems to like the publicity and why would he go to 1) Georgia who has Branden Smith already commited and 2) Alabama who pretty much has Dre Kirkpatrick? It makes sense that he would go to Florida State because it is closer to home and his teammate Gerald Demps is going to Florida State.

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BR

February 3rd, 2009
11:59 am

Any choice would be good. Of course, I hope he goes with UGA. Sounds like he’s far too classy to play at UF!

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SEC Football

February 3rd, 2009
12:07 pm

He has a chance to form one of the best corner tandems in the country with Brandon Smith. SEC footbal has more national exposure so it should be UGA or Bama. I would hope it would be UGA being a Georgia boy but best to him on whatever he does.

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thomas

February 3rd, 2009
12:27 pm

Greg Reid will be going to Alabama, I am positive.

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thomas

February 3rd, 2009
12:29 pm

Actually funny about the Georgia thing, he didn’t like athens that much and narrowed it down to FSU and Bama after this past weekend. What will bring him to Tuscaloosa is the opportunity to play for Nick Saban as well as the chance to win a national championship. Dre Kirkpatrick and Greg Reid as the corners in two years sounds pretty unbelievable to me.

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Quamire

February 3rd, 2009
12:31 pm

REID: FSU. JONES: UGA. MYLES: ALABAMA. BROWN: UGA. STARLING: Pick. FLORIDA

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Dennis Steed

February 3rd, 2009
12:56 pm

REID: UGA JONES: Texas MYLES: Alabama BROWN: UGA STARLING: UGA
Starling could surprise and go to USC.
Jones could go to FLA.

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FB25

February 3rd, 2009
1:03 pm

Does anybody know what the word COMMITMENT means anymore? I have heard there was a time when your word actually meant something. these guys can visit a hundred schools if they want to, heck I would, but once you commit, that should be it. If you want to wait till signing day thats fine, just don’t commit!

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EagleFan

February 3rd, 2009
1:03 pm

Greg Reid should end up a Valdosta State at least he might have the grades to get into that school. VSU is a power house in their division and he would proably fit in just perfectly. He will be close to all those loving Lowndes fans. I am just glad he graduating if it happens. No more hearing about him around the highschool games. Thank heaven for that and no more hearing is mouth.

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lowndesvikings01

February 3rd, 2009
1:03 pm

I hope to see him at Georgia next year wearing number 24 but I wish him nothing but the best and if he does not pick Georgia I will still cheer Greg on!! Great player and will be missed at Lowndes.

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thomas

February 3rd, 2009
1:08 pm

going to bama to play for the best secondary coach in college football, and the opportunity to take javys place as kick returner. dre and greg will be nasty opposite eachother in the future.

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Mike

February 3rd, 2009
1:14 pm

He is not going to Alabama. I am positive.

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T

February 3rd, 2009
1:33 pm

I bet $50 that he wont make the grade in the classroom… What this kid decides doesnt matter, he wont make it. This is another Willie going to the U..

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Baseball Excitment

February 3rd, 2009
1:40 pm

Just read where he is projected to be a first round in the baseball draft. He is thinking about not playing football in college. He is in talks with Saban about playing both sports. Bowden will not let him, so he is probably going to play baseball and football at Bama, but if he cant, he is going into the draft.

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bank walker

February 3rd, 2009
1:47 pm

I’m positive, bammers need to stop begging!

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DHD

February 3rd, 2009
1:51 pm

What’s he mad about? How about a little smile for the camera?

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gatordowneast

February 3rd, 2009
2:02 pm

Excellent player and wished he would have stayed a Gator. That said, not sure he will be playing anywhere other than Hargrave or similar. Distractions caused by his decommit and visits to other schools have most likely damaged his academic chances to qualify at UGA or FSU.

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Brandon

February 3rd, 2009
2:04 pm

He is a DAWG all the way. I can’t blame him UGA is the best place any young man could play. Mark Richt will make a man out of Greg. I also think Greg likes the fact that Georgia put a ton of players in the NFL.

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Dawg92

February 3rd, 2009
2:11 pm

gt4ever, in case you haven’t noticed, GT runs the triple option and throws the ball 2 times a game. Covering is not the problem, now tackling, that’s a different story. Good luck to Reid wherever he goes. Just glad it ain’t UF.

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Ryan

February 3rd, 2009
2:20 pm

What is so great about this guy? He is 5′8, doesn’t have top flight speed and has horrible grades and test scores. He backed out of his commitment to Florida because, in his own words, he wouldn’t have a chance to play early. So he is short, slow, stupid, and not good enough to get on the field at Florida and Bama and UGA and falling all over themselves to get him? Let him go to FSU. He can excel in the ACC with the Criminoles.

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Bernie

February 3rd, 2009
2:20 pm

Reid will definitely have an opportunity to compete in Athens. Dawg fans hope his decision creates some positive momentum for tomorrow.

http://berniesdawgblawg.blogspot.com/

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jennifer

February 3rd, 2009
2:21 pm

As a Bama fan, I hope he chooses UGA or FSU. We do not tolerate thugs, and he’d fit in quite nicely at either of the other schools.

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sturn

February 3rd, 2009
2:27 pm

RobaloGator, know your history before posting.

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Brandon

February 3rd, 2009
2:28 pm

Jennifer, Bama doesn’t tolerate thugs?? HAHAHA! That is the funniest thing I have heard in a long time.

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thomas

February 3rd, 2009
2:36 pm

he is going to bama, you will see.

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tide rising

February 3rd, 2009
2:43 pm

I’m thinking tossup between FSU and UGA. Bama is too far away even though he had a great visit. Plus we are expected to get the number 1 corner in the nation in Dre Kirkpatrick so I would find it difficult to believe Reid would want to compete with Dre for playing time. Dre is the lockdown corner that we truly want and will probably get.

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tide rising

February 3rd, 2009
2:47 pm

Brandon, Everyone has their share kids that turn out to be thugs. The ? is do you make exscuses for them and keep them around or do you get rid of them. We had 2 at Bama under Saban and he booted them the second they got charged. There was no waiting to see if they were innocent, no letting it go through the judicial system first, etc. Saban booted the thugs Jimmy and Jeremy the second he found out they were arrested. It aint gonna be tolerated under Saban.

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David

February 3rd, 2009
2:49 pm

FSU! FSU! FSU!

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Big B CH 99

February 3rd, 2009
2:54 pm

It sounds like Reid has some character issues, & may have trouble staying eligible.

Then as a Tech fan, he should fit in very nicely at UGA, another thug to go get arrested. And he won’t have to worry about being eligible, they make sure that if he’s breathing he passes his classes whether he actually goes to them or not.

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Bama T

February 3rd, 2009
2:54 pm

He would recieve a great education and have great coaches at any of the three schools. This kid is 18 though so he is going to go where it is most comfortable for him. That will be FSU were his cousin plays and is the closet to home. I wish though that he would pick Alabama though.

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Matt

February 3rd, 2009
3:02 pm

Thug??? What is a thug? Is a thug a young black male who is trying to make something for himself. If thats the case, then yes Alabama has been built of them, so to has FSU and UGA have all been built off them. 95% of the people who complain about the grades issue obviously doesnt understand the situation. If he was white with the same history and athletic ability even Harvard would be trying to find a way to get this kid in. I am teacher myself who unlike most of the people on this site actually went through the recruiting process and understand that the majority of high school students today have other things on their mind thier first two years in high school other than making good grades. Ive seen people critisize this kid for youthful transgressions that many high school students make. Look at the US poster child Micheal Phelps. He just got caught up in a drug photo. Not allegedly but he actually got photographed and you mean to tell me that colleges all over the country wouldnt be lined up right now to sign this kid to their university. Let Reid grow up or get to know him and understand his life before you critisize the decions that he has made in it. And for those who doubt his ability, I have seen film of every high school game he has played and believe me when I tell you that he can cover any guy in the country. I think he will end up at FSU. HE has the potential to be one of the best corners to ever play at Florida State. People say he is 5′8″ but look at Tony Carter. The lack of size didnt hurt his career at FSU and Reid has the potential to be better. If he comes to FSU, he will start as a freshman.

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Matt

February 3rd, 2009
3:04 pm

Oh and by the way…Phelps is 23 not 17 so dont tell me that the youth of America are bad people because they make a bad choice.

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Gonzo Gator

February 3rd, 2009
3:10 pm

You think he is the end-all-be-all recruit yet Reid who has always loved the Gators is afraid to compete there. That tells me that he is not all that many of you think. yes he will be a great catch, but he doesn’t think he is good enough to be a Gator so that tells me a lot.

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Brandon

February 3rd, 2009
3:11 pm

Gonzo don’t be a sore loser. Greg did not like your car salesman coach.

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Trey

February 3rd, 2009
3:12 pm

It is funny to me how Tech fans speak as if high profile players on their team are not granted the same leniency as other players ‘might’ receive at UGA or elsewhere. I mean, come on, that’s just silly.

I think Reid would excel as a player and an individual by just being around the players and coaches at UGA. Not to say BAMA and FSU, or even UF, are bad environments. But, considering his background, I think CMR along with the older players on the team would offer Reid great leadership.

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Champ

February 3rd, 2009
3:15 pm

Robaldo……….I believe UGA owns the overall record by quite a few. Also, UGA owns the biggest beatdown of the series with a 75-0 win.

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Mac

February 3rd, 2009
3:22 pm

He will be a Bulldog, Tallahassee is a dump, the stadium sucks and the academics are a joke unless you want to be a 5th grade teacher, Alabama is primarily comprised of dumb rednecks that got rejected at UGA, similiar to Tennessee.

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Blackberry Cobbler

February 3rd, 2009
3:23 pm

All this hubbub over a little 5′8″ defensive back who got no press at all until a month ago.

Big deal. I don’t much care where he goes. He can’t cover a much taller receiver so I see him as limited value. Playing well in high school don’t mean squat in D1 ball.

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just the truth

February 3rd, 2009
3:26 pm

I don’t think he will qualify according to sources. UGA already has 6 verbals that have yet to qualify one day before ink hits paper.

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Andrew

February 3rd, 2009
3:34 pm

lol at the moron that said florida state’s stadium sucks…its probably one of the nicer stadiums ive ever been to.

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Paddy

February 3rd, 2009
3:50 pm

Reid will avoid FSU. The NCAA will land on them with institutional control of their program. The worse black mark you can get. Players who have investigated this are not going to get involved in this mess for the next 2-3 yrs.

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Bud King

February 3rd, 2009
3:57 pm

REID: Georgia (This one is not even in question. Break out #24).
JONES: (Unfortunately Florida probably wins here).
MYLES: LSU wins this one, but who really cares).
BROWN: Tennessee will bring out the big bucks to win this one over UGA.
STARLING: He will be headed to Athens to play with his cousin.
CHARLES: He’ll get his #7 and wear it in Athens.
MASSIE: Hopefully he’ll be the signing day surprise for UGA, but likely headed to BAMER.
HILL: This one is not on your list, but this Miller Grove three-sport star is headed to Athens not to rag-time Tech. What big-time receiver like Stephen Hill would want to go to Tech anyway where 10 passes a game is considered too much? Mark it down and don’t be surprised. I’ll go ahead and tell you so today, not Wednesday.

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Andrew

February 3rd, 2009
4:04 pm

mac, have you ever been to the doak? obviously not, considering its one of the nicer stadiums ive ever been to, if not the nicest.

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Andrew

February 3rd, 2009
4:06 pm

paddy, well your facts seem to be a little off there buddy…the ncaa will not put fsu on probation and that hasnt stopped us from having what looks to be a top ten recruiting class…dont make yourself sound stupid…do some research next time.

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lowndesvikings01

February 3rd, 2009
4:08 pm

To jennifer:

JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I HAVE SEEN GREG PLAY FOOTBALL SINCE HE WAS AT LOWNDES AND BY NO MEANS DOES HE ACTED LIKE A THUG. HE IS A YOUNG MAN WHO LOVES THE GAME OF FOOTBALL AND IS GREAT AT PLAYING THE GAME. SO YOU CALLING HIM A THUG IS WRONG.

GOOD LUCK REID!!! HOPE TO SEE U SATURDAY IN ATHENS!!!!!!

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Chad

February 3rd, 2009
4:09 pm

Will not qualify wherever he goes. Will have to go the JUCO route.

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PTC DAWG

February 3rd, 2009
4:28 pm

Anyone calling a High School player names, well, they are idiots.

Best of luck to the Kid wherever he ends up..

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SEC fan

February 3rd, 2009
4:50 pm

Really cool these FSU fans know what the NCAA will do to FSU even before the school or the NCAA rules committee knows. The only thing that could possibly keep FSU off probation is the seniority and respect of Bobby Bowden. They just don’t want the legendary Bowden to go out with his team on probation. Had some school like Nebraska, WVU, Virginia, etc.,committed the level of violations perpetrated by FSU they would already be on probation. Anyone that asserts to know what the NCAA will do is simply blowing smoke. The recent 3rd arrest of one of the FSU starters doesn’t help though. A starter with his 3rd arrest in 3 years and second DUI. Sounds like they run it pretty loose there.

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thomas

February 3rd, 2009
4:54 pm

thats funny, bama is nothing but dumb rednecks that didnt get into georgia…bama will sign six 5 stars tomorrow, and greg reid will be one of them. my friend talked to him last night, hes bama bound. georgia, on the other hand, will only sign one 5 star. so, is it that all these great players cant qualify to get into georgia so they are forced to play for nick saban in tuscaloosa? i dont really think so, obviously these players love what they see in alabama. the tide is on the rise, the bulldogs are sinking. mark richt will never will a national championship, saban already has.

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thomas

February 3rd, 2009
4:59 pm

anyone who doubts greg’s skills, please watch his film. he has the most impressive film at any position this year. greg reid is my number 1 target that we have remaining. he will be a great player, might even start next year. this kid has a special talent, and for anyone to say hes not good is just ignorant.

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Dawg Lover

February 3rd, 2009
5:09 pm

He’s a GEORGIA boy, he will go to UGA.

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fsufan

February 3rd, 2009
5:18 pm

i love how all these people heve “talked” to him cuz ive read at least 5 people say that and they all say different stuff he is going to fsu to be the next deion sanders the swamp is the real dump doak is a great stadium

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Paddy

February 3rd, 2009
5:32 pm

Trouble is brewing at FSU. As always. Another player kicked off the team today(preston parker). Things never change. Institutional control hangs over their heads WOW

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TampaGator

February 3rd, 2009
5:41 pm

I am wishing for Georgia or FSU, not Bama, so the Gators can kick is “arse” almost every year. Be a Gator, or be a “eatin by a Gator.” At least he want be standing on the sidelines watching if he signs with Georgia or FSU. It would take him three years to get on the field at Florida.

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TampaGator

February 3rd, 2009
5:43 pm

Sorry to all the typos in my previous email.

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Billy

February 3rd, 2009
5:44 pm

FSU, baby!!! Come on Greg Reid!!!

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Jim Donnan

February 3rd, 2009
5:46 pm

Greg Reid will not qualify, so whatever he decides tonight is pointless.

Let the Big Dawg Read! Jan Kemp, 1986

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Wally Butts

February 3rd, 2009
5:48 pm

Florida owns the FL/UGA Series since 1940. But UGA dominated in the 20’s and 30’s but who really cares. The Gators own the Dogs.

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TampaGator

February 3rd, 2009
5:51 pm

Mac…what the heck is wrong with being a 5th grade teacher? If someone had not been, you would not be earning a living right now, however meager than living might be. Being a Gator, and hating FSU football, I must say your comments about the stadium are beyond stupid. The Doak is a beautiful football stadium, and the FSU campus is equally beautiful. And, yes, FSU educates and puts out some of the best teachers in the country…and we cetainly need “best” teachers today with the highly disrespectful and “give it to me, I don’t want to earn it” type of kids coming into schools today.

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jimmy

February 3rd, 2009
6:08 pm

you “adults” need to stop and think BEFORE you write. to call someone a “thug, stupid, short, slow, and not good enough to compete” shows just how idiotic some of you adults are.

FSU -aka- the “criminoles”- are having a bad spurt that normally bobby would have never let happen.

UGA spells dogs “DAWGS” so there goes that educational system.

then you have UF that says “greg isnt a man of his word”—thats funny coming from a school that hired a coach in the middle of his contract after having promised the kids at utah he would be there. guess we know what meyers “word” is good for then huh? to claim that the gators were the “only school to recruit him the last 2 years was absurd— just like a purty engaged bride thats not married yet—just cause she isnt being pursued in public doesnt mean she isnt wanted by someone else- just means theyre waiting in the shadows.

attack a school people, not a young man trying to make a important life decision. seems they are some true “haters” (using that word make me a thug also?) out there.

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raymond

February 3rd, 2009
6:17 pm

Is there any truth to the rumor that Reid eliminated UGA earlier today?

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chris

February 3rd, 2009
6:38 pm

Has anyone tried to listen in on the radio station

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Jon

February 3rd, 2009
6:44 pm

The site for the streaming radio broadcast is apparently swarmed with listeners and can’t be accessed anymore. As soon as someone knows what Reid decides, please post it on here

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chris

February 3rd, 2009
6:57 pm

Any news on Reid?

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Hawks

February 3rd, 2009
6:59 pm

2 more mins till Thomas is officially wrong.

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Reid update

February 3rd, 2009
6:59 pm

It appears Reid is down to UGA and FSU. He has been removing hats every 20 minutes and is down to those two.

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Flyin' Dawg

February 3rd, 2009
7:00 pm

Wally- Does that include UF’s record against UGA in the 70’s and 80’s? I am pretty sure before UF’s current run of 16-3, UGA was 15-5 over the previous 20 year span. Don’t see how that was dominant by anybody but UGA. Why don’t you ask SOS how good they played us before he took over as the head coach? I am sure that ‘66 loss still stings a bit. Look, you have been dominant since the early 90’s. I admit it, just like any of the other UGA fans I discuss football with on a daily basis. Just enjoy your program, which I believe is one of the best in the country, and let us try an build ours to the same level so we can enjoy the game each and every year.

As far as Reid is concerned, good luck with whatever your decision is. Whether it is the Dawgs, FSU, or Alabama, I certainly wish you the best.

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Hawks

February 3rd, 2009
7:02 pm

How can it be down to UGA and FSU. thomas assured us in several posts that he was going to Bama.

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Big Dawg

February 3rd, 2009
7:02 pm

Florida owns the FL/UGA Series since 1940. But UGA dominated in the 20’s and 30’s but who really cares. The Gators own the Dogs.

Wally Butts, the Gaytors have dominated the Dawgs but not since the 40’s. Get your facts straight. We dominated since we started playing y’all through the 80’s. Have y’all beaten us since then. Yes, a lot. Just get your story right.

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Hawks

February 3rd, 2009
7:03 pm

No UF talk here. It taints the page.

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scooby doobie doo

February 3rd, 2009
7:05 pm

Reid just picked the DAWGS! Go Dawgs!

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Hawks

February 3rd, 2009
7:06 pm

6 minutes past the hour. What’s the hold up?

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Reid update

February 3rd, 2009
7:07 pm

Apparently Alabama is officially eliminated as well as Miami.

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Georgia Tradition?

February 3rd, 2009
7:09 pm

Georgia Tradition? What tradition? One national title in school history…and that took the greatest running back in history. Georgia is always good….always above average. But quit bragging about tradition when you win 1 national title and an sec title every 20+ years.

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Hawks

February 3rd, 2009
7:09 pm

Is it official?

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fishtales

February 3rd, 2009
7:10 pm

Put down the scooby snacks you stupid mutt…he’s going to FSU.

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Hawks

February 3rd, 2009
7:10 pm

So he picked FSU?

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Fear the Spear

February 3rd, 2009
7:15 pm

Has he made his decision yet? The tension is killing me! Guys listening to the radio: has he made his decision between UGA and FSU?

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southgate

February 3rd, 2009
7:16 pm

did he announce?

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TonytheGator

February 3rd, 2009
7:17 pm

The Gators TRAIL UGA in National Titles??

What a LIE!! THE GATORS HAVE 3 CLEAR NATIONAL TITLES!!!

BULLDOG LIARS HAVE 1 National Title. AND URBAN OWNES THAT UGA ASS!!!

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Hawks

February 3rd, 2009
7:17 pm

People are saying both FSU and UGA. Which one is it?

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Reid update

February 3rd, 2009
7:17 pm

It’s FSU.

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Sad dog

February 3rd, 2009
7:18 pm

Greg Reid is FSU

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scooby doobie doo

February 3rd, 2009
7:18 pm

It’s official…….. Go DAWGS! Share your scooby snacks with everyone! He didn’t want to be raised by the great, great grand parent’s Andrews and Bowden.

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Richmond Dawg

February 3rd, 2009
7:19 pm

It’s UGA

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scooby doobie doo

February 3rd, 2009
7:19 pm

He knows he won’t qualify for Oxford!

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Hawks

February 3rd, 2009
7:19 pm

Damn that sucks. Not a good decision by him. Guess it was grades related.

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Tony the Gator

February 3rd, 2009
7:20 pm

Tony, Tell you what….take your 3 national titles, add it to georgia’s 1 national title … then multiply by 3 and you will have Alabama’s National Titles. Roll Tide! Looks like it will be Florida-Alabama in about 8 of the next 10 SEC championships…just as it used to be when the SEC started the title game. Tigers and Dawgs won’t know what to do.

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Hawks

February 3rd, 2009
7:21 pm

No one cares about Florida. stfu noob.

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Phoneguy

February 3rd, 2009
7:22 pm

Just signed in, who got him?

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Phoneguy

February 3rd, 2009
7:23 pm

I can’t get the press conference its killing me.

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Ole Man Bourbon

February 3rd, 2009
7:23 pm

LanierTiger

February 3rd, 2009
7:23 pm

Site just crashed

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Ole Man Bourbon

February 3rd, 2009
7:23 pm

It’s FSU, Phoneguy

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LanierTiger

February 3rd, 2009
7:24 pm

It’s…..Troy State???? WTF?

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William

February 3rd, 2009
7:24 pm

He picked Florida State!

number 2 CB in the nation is a Seminole baby!!

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TonytheGator

February 3rd, 2009
7:24 pm

I tell you what BAMA fans, subtract all the MADE UP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS THAT WERE BS and IT’S HALF OF WHAT YOU CLAIM!!!

And does it matter, URBAN spanked SATAN’s and all the TUSCALOOSERS a$$es on the way to this years NC game!!!

UTAH JUST SCORED AGAIN!!!!!

How did all those NC’s help you when UTAH was spanking that ass?

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LanierTiger

February 3rd, 2009
7:25 pm

Damn that Bowden!
:-(

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Phoneguy

February 3rd, 2009
7:25 pm

Man FSU. Are ya’ll serious?

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Gary

February 3rd, 2009
7:26 pm

TonytheGator is the reason every other fan base hates the Gaytors. Their fans are obnoxious and they get that from their coaches and players.

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William

February 3rd, 2009
7:26 pm

Jimbo Fisher + Bobby Bowden = gold

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Ole Man Bourbon

February 3rd, 2009
7:26 pm

Yes, unfortunately, it’s FSU. Home team won out.

TonytheGator, congrats on making the Inet even more retarded than it already was. Quite a feat.

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Thomas?

February 3rd, 2009
7:27 pm

…he’s that little train dude right?

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Phoneguy

February 3rd, 2009
7:28 pm

Well at 5′8 we know he cant cover Aj Green. Man, he and Branden Smith would’ve been sweet in the same secondary……thats a shame.

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TonytheGator

February 3rd, 2009
7:28 pm

The UGAY FAGS hates us because we beat that ass all the time!!!

I’ll take a timeout to think about it.

Every hates UGA because they always choke. See last College World Series.

Is UGA claiming a National Title since they were preseason #1?

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TonytheGator

February 3rd, 2009
7:29 pm

Reid is a thug. He was involved in the fights in their playoff loss last year. He’ll be another PacMan Jones. Lots of money and lots of stupidity.

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Keno

February 3rd, 2009
7:30 pm

Radio station site is down. I’m about to call my brother in law whose in Valdosta and a close friend

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TonytheGator

February 3rd, 2009
7:31 pm

Thank you. And now I will leave the losers to cry, yet again.

Can’t win the big games and can’t get the big recruits. But hey, Stafford will make a great pro!!!

LMAO!!

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scooby doobie doo

February 3rd, 2009
7:31 pm

Not a good start to closing of recruiting season????? We needed to close with a bang……. Reid your making me cry in my scooby snacks.

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Phoneguy

February 3rd, 2009
7:32 pm

Hey Tony,….. get outta here. And go to a Gaytor chatroom and smell Teblows jockstrap. But remember the name Aaron Murray. You will hear it alot in the near future.

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TonytheGator

February 3rd, 2009
7:33 pm

Wow! With FSU going in the tank and about to have NCAA probation, Reid picks them. He is a dumbass!!

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fishtales

February 3rd, 2009
7:33 pm

Hey Toni…a little hint for you…all national championships are “made up”. But, why quibble? Let’s see what the NCAA’s site has to say on the matter shall we? I count 17…sure not all of them are “legit”…but then NONE of them really are. Funny I don’t see Florida on there much…made up or otherwise.

http://www.ncaa.org/champadmin/ia_football_past_champs.html

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Valdosta

February 3rd, 2009
7:34 pm

GREG REID PICKS FSU OVER UGA

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TonytheGator

February 3rd, 2009
7:35 pm

Yeah when Aaron Murray gets his ass kicked by the Gators year end and year out. Richt couldn’t coach flag football. Urban hates UGAY and who doesn’t, and he’s 100 times better than that fake coach you got. Richt’s been at UGAY almost 10 years, and still is a choke artist.

Why does Athens have so many gay bars? BECAUSE ATHENS SUCKS!!!!

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TonytheGator

February 3rd, 2009
7:37 pm

Anyone can make that stuff up fish smelling tale. I’ll take the CRYSTAL BALLS, you take the websites.

WHICH fills up a trophy case more dumbass?

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TonytheGator

February 3rd, 2009
7:39 pm

If Richt tried to improve his coaching as much as he works on his tan or trying to keep his hair, he’d be unbeatable.

I think it’s funny that UGAY has a METROSEXUAL for a head coach!!

Well losers, I’ll just leave laughing at another let down for the puppies!!

49-10!!! TEBOW just scored again!!!

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Phoneguy

February 3rd, 2009
7:40 pm

“WHOA, you sure told me” Your mom help you with that one? You should’ve sad something like: Why do all the tree’s in Georgia lean to the south?…Cause Florida SUCKS…….Dumba$$

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Truth Hurts

February 3rd, 2009
7:40 pm

Can’t blame Reid. Would you want to waste your eligibility playing for CWM? Reid would rather play for the Senile Seminole than that incompetent bastard Martinez.

When CWM fails he blames his players. Poor CWM can still trot out that lame excuse next year. Dogs can’t close. They start fast but never get the last minute coup. UGA will have unused scholarships this year. Which is pretty damn sad.

Not sure Reid will qualify but that doesn’t mean we didn’t want/need him. Look for the dawgs to go 0-for tomorrow on undecideds.

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fishtales

February 3rd, 2009
7:42 pm

I created that NCAA website? Wow. Stop by the Alabama trophy case sometime just for fun.

I’ll hang up and listen.

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TonyIsGaytor

February 3rd, 2009
7:44 pm

So you play for Florida, huh? If not, stfu dude. YOU have not won anything. You live vicariously through 20 year old boys and have a man-crush on your QB. You have as much class as your coach. Go to bed little guy.

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Big Dawg

February 3rd, 2009
7:45 pm

He’s going to FSboooo

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bigdawg

February 3rd, 2009
7:45 pm

What are you all talking about???? Greg Reid picked UGA

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Gman

February 3rd, 2009
7:46 pm

Agree with Truth. Anybody who saw us play D this year wouldn’t want any part of CWM. Also agree that the dogs wiff big tomorrow. Dawg news has been an uninterrupted string of bad news lately (trying to live of the Cap 1 bowl win is getting a bit sad).

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EMS

February 3rd, 2009
7:46 pm

Why would anyone in their right mind pick FSU? They are quickly becoming irrelevant as a program and Bowden should’ve been gone a long time ago. How many 10 win seasons for FSU since 2001….that would be 1. In the ACC no less. How many 10 win seasons for Georgia since ‘01…6. I can understand choosing Alabama or even Florida over Georgia, but why go to a washed up, soon to be sanctioned program?

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scooby doobie doo

February 3rd, 2009
7:47 pm

that o for tomorrow doesn’t sound promising but I will admit I thought Reid was the kickoff to good things and now it looks the opposite. I guess having a few un used schollys will help some walkons that will never make the field.

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Billy

February 3rd, 2009
7:48 pm

I can see Greg Reid as a starting CB from Day 1! WOO HOO!!!

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Lowndesfan

February 3rd, 2009
7:49 pm

Seriously, he chose UGA not FSU.

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Bad UGA Signing Day

February 3rd, 2009
7:51 pm

As I predicted, UGA is going in the tank on signing day…kids who don’t commit early, more than likely are not coming. If you like a school you don’t wait to the last minute.

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84 Dawg

February 3rd, 2009
7:53 pm

Our last commit was Jan 4th. Not exactly closing fast are we?

Probably doesn’t matter. As long as CWM is our coach we will turn defensive chicken salad into chicken $hit for years to come.

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gatlin

February 3rd, 2009
7:54 pm

reid to fsu baby great choice good luck in the future and everybody on here downgrading this young man get a life he’s 18 yrs old u should b happy for him no matter where he attends college

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He went to FSU Here is the proof. Roll Tide Anyway.

February 3rd, 2009
7:55 pm

SOS

February 3rd, 2009
7:55 pm

Maybe we can use one of 4 or 5 unwanted schollys on a kicker who can kick it deep and in-bounds.

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Socrates

February 3rd, 2009
7:57 pm

Is it OK if I have #24 since nobody wants it?

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Richt needs to win the big one

February 3rd, 2009
7:58 pm

Richt needs this class to be a big one and a class that produces something on the field. Not just highly rated coming in, no titles while at UGA and then on to the NFL. What happens to all the high level recruits while they are at Georgia?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY CANT RICHT COACH THEM Up?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Socrates

February 3rd, 2009
7:58 pm

While I’m at it, can I have one of those schollys too since nobody wants those either?

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fishtales

February 3rd, 2009
8:00 pm

Hey SOS send over one of those kickoff guys if you don’t mind since Bama sure could use one. Anyway, I think you guys do pretty good tomorrow. At the end of the day if you’re Top 10 it’s never anything to sneeze at.

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Dawg Holliday

February 3rd, 2009
8:01 pm

Q. Why do you roll your windows up when you drive through Athens?

A. So you won’t get hit in the head by an un-used scholarship.

Great job coaches! Kinda botched the math this year. Kinda botched the season last year.

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Mike

February 3rd, 2009
8:03 pm

He picked FSU

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3 Dawg Nite

February 3rd, 2009
8:05 pm

Seriously, anything that pisses off Urban Meyer is OK by me.

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Fear the Spear

February 3rd, 2009
8:09 pm

YES!!! We needed to bulk up on our secondary depth and this is a heck of a way to do it. UGA and Bama fans: Hope there’s no hard feelings and I wish both of you the best of luck this next season.

And to the annoying Gaytor: there’s this other blogster on a nole blog I always go to that has the same dispicible excuse for a life that he has to go bash teams on other blogs. I truly do fell sorry for you. Maybe you and this other guy can hook up and fantasize about Tim Tebow together. All the best, loser.

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santa cruz dawg

February 3rd, 2009
8:24 pm

Reid: FSU
Jones: Sadly UF
Myles: LSU
Brown: UGA
Starling: UGA
Charles: UGA
Massey: Bama

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Ms V

February 3rd, 2009
8:25 pm

I wish you all the best. Please let your haters be motivators. All successful people have had great things said about them and not so great things said. But just remember who YOU are!!!! You are a winner and no can take that away from you!!
Much Love!!!!

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Glenn Griffin

February 3rd, 2009
8:30 pm

Reid -FSU
Jones -USC
Myles -LSU
Brown -UGA
Starling -UGA
Charles -UGA
Masseu -Bama

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Joe

February 3rd, 2009
9:12 pm

Florida State was a great choice for him because Valdosta, Georgia is not that far from Tallahassee, Florida so he probably wanted to be close to home so his family can visit him.

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APS country

February 3rd, 2009
10:23 pm

Reid- UGA, he doesn’t want to be in Fla.
Jones- he wants out of Ga, i see him at a good defensive school such as LSU, or USC.
Myles- My brother plays for carver, and Darren misses his hometown school LSU, but i do see UGA in the pic doe since his dad has coached many bulldogs at douglass high
Brown- Stafford gone he’s gone UT
Starling- He’s going to UGA with his cousin

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Alex

February 3rd, 2009
11:10 pm

A 5′ 8″ DB being great in college? Call me a skeptic, but… actually no. It simply is not going to happen. A RB, maybe. But not a DB. He’ll be a great roleplayer, and we’ll completely forget who he was a few years from now.

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jhenry

February 3rd, 2009
11:17 pm

All you people on here calling Greg a thug and dumb and all those other terrible things need to get a life. None of you even know him because if you did, you wouldn’t be saying those things. Instead of encouraging our youth, you are on this blog with all of your negativity. All of us have done somethings in our younger days that we wish we hadn’t, so he who is without sin, cast the first stone. Greg Reid is a fine young man and an outstanding athlete. Don’t let the 5′8″ fool you. Just ask some of the 6′5″ and above receivers he’s intercepted or broken up passes from. I don’t know who your #1 cornerback is, but where was he during the ESPN Under Armour game when Greg Reid won MVP? So if you don’t have anything encouraging to say, don’t say anything. You don’t know anything about his grades or anything else, so stay off of this blog with your hatred!!!

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FratDawg

February 3rd, 2009
11:20 pm

Previous Georgia 5-star Recruits:
AJ Green (2008)
Richard Samuel (2008)
Rashad Jones (2006)
Matthew Stafford (2006)
Brandon Miller (2004)
Kregg Lumpkin (2003)
Paul Oliver (2003)
Marquis Elmore (2002)

Previous Georgia Tech 5-star Recruits:

Well that was a short list. Let’s try 4-star:
Omoregie Uzzi (2008)
Derrick Morgan (2007)
Morgan Burnett (2007)
Jonathan Dwyer (2007)
Nick Claytor (2007)
D.J. Donley (2007)
Josh Nesbitt (2007)
Jason Peters (2007)
Steven Threet (2007)
Jamaal Evans (2006)
Calvin Johnson (2004)
Rashaun Grant (2003)
Kenny Scott (2003)
George Cooper (2002)
Ajenavi Eziemfe (2002)

Since 2002, Georgia has had half as many 5 star recruits as Tech has had 4 star. If you take away the 2007 aberration, Georgia is pulling as many 5 stars as Tech is 4 stars. In 2007, when Tech got lucky under old Coach what’s-his-name, Georgia had 12 4 stars. The recruiting just doesn’t compare. Tech gets 14 4 star recruits in 6 years. Georgia gets 12 per season.

And let’s not forget the overwhelming recruiting success of 2003 named Reggie Ball.

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FratDawg

February 3rd, 2009
11:21 pm

15 4 star recruits. Difficult to count from an iphone.

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scdawgfan

February 4th, 2009
12:40 am

Reid: FSU
Jones: Texas
Myles: LSU
Brown: UT
Starling: USC or FSU
Charles: FSU
Massie: Bama
HILL: UGA
Geathers: UGA

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SEC fan

February 4th, 2009
6:04 am

No problem with Johnson’s approach. Recruits just have to remember to make Tech their 5th visit. Otherwise, if it is their first visit and they get an offer, it is take it or leave it with no other visits allowed. Not a problem if the recruit knows Tech is where he wants to be. However if he wants to visit any other schools before deciding, he better do it before going to Tech. Hard ball and fair goes both ways!

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ACC Fan

February 4th, 2009
8:42 am

Obviously SEC Fan, like many of his conference brethren, struggles with reading comprehension. Offers from Tech aren’t “take or leave it,” but rather “don’t take it unless you mean it.” Coach Johnson actually encourages recruits to visit as many schools as they want and to gather as much information as they can about prospective schools, even after they visit Tech. He just doesn’t want them to accept an offer unless they are absolutely sure of where they want to go. Aycock knew this going in, but still made a commitment to Johnson and Tech. If Aycock had interest in Auburn or any other school, he should not have committed to Tech.

I, for one, find this approach refreshing and think that if more coaches adopted it, the current muddy world of commitments, soft verbals, contingency offers, etc. would be radically changed. This not only benefits the schools and coaches as they plan how to use their limited number of scholarships, but also the prospective student-athletes as it simplifies the whole process.
I, for one, find this approach refreshing and think that if more coaches adopted it, the current muddy world of commitments, soft verbals, contingency offers, etc. would be radically changed. This not only benefits the schools and coaches as they plan how to use their limited number of scholarships, but also the prospective student-athletes as it simplifies the whole process.

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Hank

February 4th, 2009
9:37 am

Reid will fit right in at FSU (Free Shoes University). Doubt he will meet the grades requirement. He will play Juco somewhere.

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Spade

February 4th, 2009
5:50 pm

Cock ‘n’ Bull

February 3rd, 2009
8:47 am
I don’t care where Farms goes. He can go to Auburn and play for a coach named something like “Cheezit,” or N. Carolina who lost to a S.Carolina team that played only one half of football with a backup QB. And, at UNC he will second fiddle to the Bball team and wear powderpuff blue. That’ll be cute, although they have mixed in dark blue to look more like Duke now.
Well, Cock and Bull, you’re named appropiately. The last time South Carolina played North Carolina was in 2008 and they had no quarterback problem. The SEC officials in the first five minutes of the game gave South Carolina a touchdown and stole a touchdown from UNC. I said during the game, after the game and ever since the game that if it were my decision no SEC official would set foot on Kenan Stadium soil again. South Carolina won by seven. Spurrier cried about how lousy his team played after that game. Your record against UNC is 34-17-4. You’ve lost two for every one you’ve won, and that’s all you’ve got to brag about.
South Carolina is the graveyard of coaches. So far, Frank McGuire is the only coach to win at a National Championship caliber level there and he couldn’t do it after you pulled out of the ACC because of the ACC’s rule that an athelete had to score 800 on the SAT and Paul Dietzel couldn’t find players that intelligent that would go to South Carolina. An 800 score means you can spell your name and usually find the classroom unassisted.
South Carolina ended the coaching careers of some very good coaches. Hall of Famer McGuire, Eddie Fogler, Paul Deitzel, Dave Odom and Lou Holtz. It remains to be seen if Spurrier will survive. If he doesn’t it’ll be fitting since a friend of mine who went to Science Hill High in Johnson City Tennessee with him told me that he was, let’s say, a jerk (he used an A word) then too.
As for “Carolina Blue”, you’d be hard pressed to find any college ball fan in the country that doesn’t recognize it. You’d be just as hard pressed to find anyone outside of the southeast who has a clue what South Carolina’s colors are. That would be because South Carolina’s athletic program is just as pathetic as it’s academics.

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Spade

February 4th, 2009
6:34 pm

Well, I got the record backwards. It’s 34-17-4 in favor of UNC.

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Jay Floyd

February 5th, 2009
8:44 am

I was Chris’s offensive line coach his sophomore and junior years. He is the real deal in every way. In Academics, as a Christian, and as a football player. I am very proud of him.

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R.Reid

February 5th, 2009
9:25 am

WoW yall people crazy and some stupid people that talk bad about my brother half of yall mad because yall sons cant play as well as my brother. He has the grades so that can be cut Urban Meyer called my house and told my brother himself that he was accepted but he wanted to start his freshman year so thats why he went to fsu even though im a 100% gator. And yeah you really need to watch his games stupid he only 5′8 and you cant name 1 person that caught a ball over him so just sit back and relax and watch my brother make his millions while im right behind him……oh and i like the comment mrs.henry lol

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J.Brooks

February 5th, 2009
9:44 am

most of the stupid people talkin bad about my friend GREG REID are hating on a a young man who worked hard 2 get where he is and half of the people ain’t nuthin compared 2 G.REID and probably most of the people can’t even play as hard as him and he’s smart enough 2 be going 2 FSU while dumb azz people home makin stupid comments and he’s on the way 2 millions

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Chynna Finnissee

February 5th, 2009
9:53 am

OMG!!!!..i mean ppl really need to stop hatting on G.Reid…Atleast he is doing something with his life..Greg is a good person and im happy that he has this opportunity to go to college and make something of his life..my advise to him would be not to worry abt the bs ppl r talking bc at the end of the day G.Reid is still going to be G.Reid..

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Chynna Finnissee

February 5th, 2009
9:54 am

Good luck Sweetie!!!

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LAH

February 5th, 2009
9:57 am

Yall are lame!! Sometimes its not about what you know, Its who you know!!! If you have a Talent then use it. In which greg is using his football skills, and you are using yours. Maybe we think you are ignorant! Does not matter. Greg is going follow his dreams like you have followed yours! Most of you all are jealous because he is doing something with his life! Young people have dreams and WE ARE THE FUTURE!!

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SEC fan

February 5th, 2009
11:03 am

Michael,
You and the other AJC writers did a great job of coverage on signing day. Thanks for all the time and effort you guys put into it.
Any idea when Charles and Geathers will be making a decision? Either or both sure would top off a great class. Tks.

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SEC fan

February 5th, 2009
1:03 pm

UGA class.

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Ocilla General

February 5th, 2009
2:08 pm

Funny how Aycock considered Auburn and got his offer pulled, while Stephen Hill flat out said “I may sign with Georgia” and kept his. I guess everybody at Tech gets treated equally, but some get treated more equally than others.

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Paddy

February 5th, 2009
6:34 pm

I shook your hand you shook mine. Thats how is used to be and how it should be now. Do you think Alvin York would have gotten on that plane to Auburn? I do not think so.

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NRBQ

February 5th, 2009
8:55 pm

Michael:

Yeoman’s work, bro.

I don’t know what you’ll do for the next eleven months, but thanks for your recent efforts.

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MacIsAMoron

February 7th, 2009
3:07 pm

“Mac

February 3rd, 2009
3:22 pm
He will be a Bulldog, Tallahassee is a dump, the stadium sucks and the academics are a joke unless you want to be a 5th grade teacher, Alabama is primarily comprised of dumb rednecks that got rejected at UGA, similiar to Tennessee.”

You’re a dope. Doak is way better than lame-o Sanford Stadium. And Tally is more enticing to a recruit that whitebread, cookie-cutter Athens.

And, yes, looks like I’m right. He’s a NOLE!

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SEC fan

February 9th, 2009
8:37 am

Alabama and Tennessee are really going at it for 2010 commits in the state of Tenn.. UCLA and USC are also really after it and getting commits in Cal.. Fla. working hard in Fla along with some other states. Several big schools looking at Ga recruits but apparently no offers yet from UGA. Since UGA seems to do a good job of hanging on to a recruit once they commit, seems they need to get on it with some of the highly rated Ga kids. Then again, Richt has proven he certainly knows what he is doing as far as getting good recruits. Would like to see UGA and Tech lock up the Ga kids though.

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The Fight Realtor

February 9th, 2009
9:01 pm

I’m looking at the list of Georgia’s latest catch of 5-star recruiting talent and already thinking of the missed tackles, penalties and boned-headed mistakes we get to endure over the next four years from these guys.

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BigMike

February 10th, 2009
8:11 pm

Big time players play at big time schools, Tech’s not an elite program, and most kids grow up wanting to play for UGA in this state. In case y’all missed it in the last few years, Coach Richt has just one loss against this new found GT. Don’t count on number two coming no time soon.

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newnancuga

February 10th, 2009
9:13 pm

Alec Ogletree will be the best player in the state. His twin brother Zander will be one of the most underrated players and will turnout like Rennie Curran. Alec has the size, the talent, and all of the intangibles. Zander has all but the size but plays with more heart than anybody on the field and can cover the whole field resembling Rennie Curran

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SEC fan

February 12th, 2009
5:23 pm

Michael, I understand Kwame Geathers visited UT yesterday 2/11. What is that all about? Kiffy trying to get even for UGA getting Marlon Brown?

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mcarvell

February 13th, 2009
4:18 am

SEC Fan: Because Kiffin has said so many controversial things in such a short amount of time, it makes him seem like he has been at Tennessee a lot longer than two months. For Kiffin, recruiting Geathers has nothing to do with Tennessee. It’s all about finishing out UT’s 2009 class.

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[...] Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia high school running back and Georgia Tech commitment Charles Perkins comfortable as the No. 1. [...]

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ATL Fan

February 13th, 2009
8:34 am

Mr Carvell**
Off the subject, it looks like Kwame Geathers will announce his decision today between Tennessee and UCF. Is there any confirmation whether he has an offer on the table from UGA?

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Michael Carvell

February 13th, 2009
11:59 pm

Note: Tennessee has reported itself for three recruiting violations involving Kiffin. I’m sure he didn’t plan for that to happen. However, please keep in mind these are “secondary” violations, and are unlikely to result in any punishment from the NCAA and SEC, according to the Knoxville News. It appears he’ll still be able to recruit Bryce Brown, who is ranked as the nation’s No. 1 prospect by Rivals. Bottom line: While the latest violation doesn’t help Kiffin, it doesn’t necessarily hurt him either. Due to the violation, Kiffin maintains his stranglehold on being one of most popular topics in sports. Bad publicity, but still publicity.

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Scott

February 14th, 2009
12:21 am

The day after Kiffin claimed that Tennessee would not lose another recruit out of Memphis, a top WR prospect from Memphis for the class of 2010 gave his verbal commitment to Alabama.

Keep it up Kiffy

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Jeff

February 14th, 2009
12:33 am

This guy is a clown. How embarrassing for the University of Tennessee.

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Not Disappointed

February 14th, 2009
12:09 pm

Glad to have you at Georgia Tech. Get your education and play hard. You’re already a winner in my book. I’ve seen you play before. “Best of Luck!”

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andy

February 14th, 2009
3:16 pm

i got two words for ya

ROLL TIDE!

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Lou Vales

February 14th, 2009
3:36 pm

The ONLY last laugh this IMBECILE will get is when he shows up with his wife at an event. The guy is 5-15 and was fired by a guy who wears lingerie. He felt the need to bring along an early onset dementia guy and another stooge who probably wants to twists recruits’ nipple rings. He is a disaster–except fot that wife!!! AND even there lane had the brains to go to the University of Florida to find her. No inbred Tennessee women for Lane.

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SEC fan

February 14th, 2009
3:41 pm

Michael,
Paris Hilton has a big mouth and gets lots of publicity but that sure doesn’t make her a coach!

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Joe White

February 14th, 2009
4:02 pm

I totally agree. This kid is very smart! Football is all about being cocky, arrogant and be willing to back up your brags. He got a late start at a school whose past glory has been tainted by the image of Fulmer. He’s got a hard row to hoe and he’s taking it head on. My guess is that when he’s through with the Tennessee football teams practice sessions – they will play smash mouth football with an air of controlled arrogance. All the negative comments from the press is because of the great fear of the other schools that will some day be in jeopardy of his recruiting and football strategy. And as you say in the words of the greatest american showman – “All publicity is good publicity when it comes to show business”(hope I’m close to the actual quote).

Joe White UT class of 1966

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JimDawg

February 14th, 2009
4:39 pm

Just take a look at the last Oakland pro coach to try his hand at college – Bill Callahan. LameMouth Kiffin will likely flame out too.

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Mike

February 14th, 2009
4:44 pm

This guy had better deliver on the field, or he is going to make Fulmer’s firing look even more embarrassing for UT. It’s bad enough they run off a legend after only his second losing season. Now they replace him with a motor mouth, FIRST TIME head coach in the most humbling conference in the nation. On top of that, UT makes him and his staff the highest paid in college football before he even has his first head coaching win!!! LOL

The problem with running your mouth is, at some point, you have to back it up ON THE FIELD. Sure a few recruits are going to know his name. Marlon Brown got a visit from Kiffin within 24 hours of his hire. Is Marlon Brown in a UT uniform? No…UGA. The top WR out of Memphis for 2010? Verbal commit to the Tide. Kiffin has done nothing more than make a tough assignment a lot tougher.

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brandon

February 14th, 2009
4:46 pm

how could you not know the name of the head coach of a school that is recruiting you?

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Chuck Uga

February 14th, 2009
4:57 pm

I’m not buying it. Kiffin is taking pot-shots at coaches who are significantly smarter and more experienced. As far as Mack Brown, he will go somewhere that he feels he can be successful. Any hype or buzz going on today will not reflect where these kids will sign a year from now. Typical that UT fans would think they are all of a sudden going to derail Mark Richt and UGA football, especially in Georgia where UGA football is the winninget football program in the SEC the past ten seasons. Florida on the other hand will OWN UT for years until FSU and Miami start to win big again and sign a larger saher of top in-State players…something they aren’t doing. Whether Mack Brown goes to UT or elsewhere, it isn’t going to hurt UGA one bit. UT had very little glory before Fulmer, so where is that statement coming from?! Anytime UT had had success, it’s been when Bama and UGA were down. Now that’s not the case. Also, no new SEC coach in the past 50+ years who replaced a legend has been successful. Not one.

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Alice

February 14th, 2009
5:07 pm

Not only is the Tennesse coach remembered by all the top recruits, he is energizing the Tennessee fan base and in the heads of his SEC rivals.

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The General Feeling

February 14th, 2009
5:19 pm

Chuck Uga must be 8 years old… google college football history and who might be surprised to learn that Tennessee is one of the winningest and most accomplished college football programs of all time. You see, Chuck, college football didn’t start when Jim Donnan was fired.

Why don’t we all just wait to see what Lane Kiffin is able to do at Tennessee. So far, he has banned the Tennessee players from wearing ear rings, ball caps, and ipods to class. That’s a hugh step forward.

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Atlanta Gator

February 14th, 2009
5:23 pm

I don’t think other SEC schools’ responses to Lane Violation (formerly known as Lame Kitten) indicate fear or worry that UT will suddenly become a powerhouse. IF (and that’s a big IF) Kiffin is successful at Tennessee, it will take him a couple years to get there…and in the process, the bulls-eye on his back will continue to grow as he takes shot at rival schools.

And to set the record straights for all you UT fans…Meyer did not go crying to Jeremy Foley about Kiffin’s remarks. Meyer was at his ailing father’s home in Ohio…Foley brought this to the attention of Mike Slive and things went from there.

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SEC fan

February 14th, 2009
5:25 pm

Energizing the fan base? All the true UT fans I know are extremely embarrassed by Kiffin. This guys mouth is always going to be a problem.

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Jack G.

February 14th, 2009
5:33 pm

Hey—everybody plays mind games sometimes they work, sometimes they backfire.

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GEORGE MCKEEHAN

February 14th, 2009
5:40 pm

All the UT fans I know are extremely excited by coach Lane K. and his 5-star staff. G. McKeehan UT class of 65

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LESD

February 14th, 2009
5:41 pm

Anyone who thinks that Kiffin’s screw-ups are part of some grand strategy is either a delusional Vol fan or just trying to spark conversation. Kiffin is a clown, and fans of every other team in the league are laughing at UT for hiring him. He can’t even keep the best players in Tennessee, the best two of whom signed with Georgia. I give him four years max. That’s about all the 7-5 seasons they can handle up on Rocky Top. And Urban Meyer’s boys will beat him by 50 next fall.

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Oz82

February 14th, 2009
5:54 pm

You are more wrong than brother-sister love.

http://blog.al.com/rapsheet/2009/02/prospect_keiwone_malone_on_nic.html#more

One of the best recruits in his OWN STATE couldn’t remember Hello Kiffen’s name without prompting. He may be able to correct that, but apparently it will only be by making himself and his program a punchline. I can’t see how that would attract anything but derision and the NZAA.

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SEC Traditionalist

February 14th, 2009
5:58 pm

It just seems so strange that an inexperienced coach comes into this league pounding his chest and calling everybody out. 5-15 record with Oakland and acting like a spoled brat got him fired by the biggest nutcase in the NFL. He has ridden his daddy’s name all the way to Rocky Top and right into the middle of the toughest football conference, bar none. I’m a Dawg to the bone and over the years have listened to the the likes of Spurrier, Meyer, Miles, Saban, et al. But, when all was said and done you had a level of respect for them. True SEC fans from any school probably feel this way. This Kiffin guy takes the cake, though. Show all of us SEC fanatics something on the field first, kiddo. You 0-0 SEC record doen’t carry a lot of weight around here. Would someone in Knoxville please give little Laney his bottle and teddy bear and put him to bed until fall?

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Kwijibo

February 14th, 2009
6:03 pm

Al Davis called him an immmature liar. He forgot to add moron. With a team filled with 2nd tier talent, they have only fired up every team playing them and Urban and Saban are going to likely drop a 100 points on them next season. Can’t wait. Kiffin is to SEC football as Mahmoud Achmadenijad is to world affairs.

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BleedBlue

February 14th, 2009
6:12 pm

Kiffin knows what he is doing. He is recruiting for 2010. He was able to get hired on December 1st and lose 13 recruits from the previous coach and still land a top 20 recruiting class. He also turned down 3 highly ranked players that Fulmer offered. If he can do that in two months imagine what class he will have signed this time next year.

Kiffin is smart enough to know he will lose to FLorida anyway. Whether he ruffles some feathers or not. So why not get something out of the loss. I bet one thing, that will probably be the most highly watched game in the SEC next year.

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Jason

February 14th, 2009
6:32 pm

How about this, why don’t we wait and reserve judgement for Kiffin until he coaches his first season in the SEC? I guarantee you he’ll learn to keep his trap shut and adopt a different perspective. What has this guy done besides handle the Oakland HC situation with ZERO class and field a hot wife? It’s easy to throw out accusations @ rival coaches right now b/c everyone is undefeated for the 2009 season. I hope you like egg Lane, b/c you will have plenty of it on your face at the conclusion of next year’s football season.

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TonytheGator

February 14th, 2009
6:36 pm

I’m sorry UT, but the Gators aren’t worried about Kiffin. We’ve owned UT winning 5 of the last 5. This guy is a loud mouth that has done nothing. Meyer hasn’t spoken to the media once, since he is with his father who has terminal cancer. The only UT fans that are loving Kiffin are the ignorant portion of the fan base that thinks telling lies and brash boneheaded comments are awesome.

He’s been shown to be a habitual liar. He stated that he fired the guy that was over the person that was late picking him up from the airport. LIE!! His boss said he hasn’t fired anyone. He said Meyer was a cheat. LIAR and HYPOCRITE!!! Meyer broke no rules, and Kiffin has already been called on 3 secondary violations!! Kiffin said the only reason Brown went to UGA was because of his grandma. LIE!! Marlon stated that he wasn’t going to Tenn. The only thing that Kiffin has done is shown the world that he is an idiot and a liar. Both of which proves what AL DAVIS said. 5-15 record scares no one.

He has assembled a group of has been former losers as assistant coaches. Kiffin’s dad is a loser. Orgeron was a loser at OLE MISS. The Alabama assistant has been known to be gay. Great group of coaches there.

Meanwhile, Meyer polishes another National Championship trophy.

Kiffin will be fired in 2 years. Book it!!

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Tuco

February 14th, 2009
6:46 pm

So Michael, are you saying that Lane used the same genius strategy to get fired from Oakland? He talked his way out of a job there and he’s on his way to doing it again. This guy’s mouth is a like a runaway freight train. Some of the pubescent shenanigans he pulled on the recruiting trail project the image of a spoiled rich kid that has a way to go to reach maturity. Maybe his dad can help, who knows, but how can he expect to lead a team and gain the respect of his players when he acts like a 12 year old? He won’t last 3 years.

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The General Feeling

February 14th, 2009
7:25 pm

You would NOT be commenting negatively if you were not a bit afraid.

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LameKitten

February 14th, 2009
7:26 pm

LameKitten (noun) – Person that looks up and realizes you are on third base and mistakenly attributes it to hitting a triple rather than geneology and is usually followed by a train wreck at home plate.

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CJ Dawgster

February 14th, 2009
7:31 pm

favors may turn out to be an NBA product, but not a force. The kid is a player and I’ve seen him play 6 times. He can be lazy, soft and very much a non-factor. I think when he plays against better competition, it will expose him a great deal. He may hit the weight room and toughen up. Either way, I hope he makes it. Good luck Derrick.

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Tennessean

February 14th, 2009
7:33 pm

Mike – Know what you are talking about before you post on the internet. The UT coaching staff would have been 4th highest paid staff in the conference last year. They are not the highest paid in college football. You sir are a grade A idiot. Saban makes twice what Kiffin makes. That extra money buys a lot of assistant coaches. TonytheGator Florida has won 4 in a row not 5. Will you people please get your facts straight before you make yourselves look like idiots. Anybody can get on a web-site and just say whatever they want, I challenge you all to know what you are talking about.

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Tennessean

February 14th, 2009
7:36 pm

TonytheGator lets not pretend that secondary violations matter at all. Richt had 17 violations last year. Urban has had his fair share too.

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Tennessean

February 14th, 2009
7:42 pm

Oz82 that kid can’t be that big of a Dolphins fan or he would hate Saban. If he says he is a Dolphins fan and doesn’t know Saban is a liar then I am not surprised that he does not know Kiffin. He is an idiot.

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Fred

February 14th, 2009
8:37 pm

In the end Kiffin will be judged by what he does on the field. All of the off the field noise will only shorten UT alumni’s patience when it all starts to fall apart. UT starts off with home games against Western Kentucky and UCLA, meaning that Lane will be 2-0 and in rare form going into the game with UF at the Swamp. However, the next 5 games are UF, Ohio (easy win), Auburn, UGA and Bama. UT will loose 4 of those 5, with at least the UF, UGA and Bama games being blow outs. Suddenly a 3-4 record, blown out by your biggest rivals will not look quite so good. Lane has shown that he is good at blaming everyone around him for a loss (look at his history in Oakland). Once Bama completes that “rival sweep” of blow outs, Lane will be firing at everyone, his players, other coaches, you name it. That’s when the melt down will begin. This will be fun to watch…

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UCLADal

February 14th, 2009
8:43 pm

I have no idea what the vol administration was thinking when it hired this guy. Maybe they were impressed that he tried a 75 yard field goal last season. Then again, I don’t like the vols and I hope they completely fall apart while he’s coach.

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BILLY JACK

February 14th, 2009
8:59 pm

Please UT never fire this guy.This guy is dumber than a bag of hammers.Welcome to the SEC this is gonna be fun.Tenn 6-6 that is if they have no injuries.If you thought coaching Oakland was tough wait until you coach in the mighty SEC.What a JACKASS

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RABIDVOLFAN

February 14th, 2009
9:01 pm

Great article, we are thrilled to have Kiffin in Knoxville. We can sense the Gator and Tide fans frustrations from this kid, and he hasn’t even coached a game yet. With this great coaching staff, that has some of the greatest recruiters in the South, I don’t see how it can fail. Monte has the greatest defensive mind in footabll. Offensive coord, Jim Chaney had very explosive offenses at Purdue, and coached 2 great QB’s in Jim Everett and Drew Brees, the you can Look at the ones Kiffin coached at USC and you have some great experience. They may go 5-7 or 6-6 this year but watch out for the Big Orange in the future.

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Stephen

February 14th, 2009
9:08 pm

There is no doubt Kiffin will have a top 5 class every year,best staff in the country and Ut fans love him. Seems like alot of rivals are fearing the coming orange swarm

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GEORGE MCKEEHAN

February 14th, 2009
9:24 pm

RABIDVOLFAN, YOU HAVE IT JUST RIGHT. THE SEC NATION IS GOING TO GO NUTS WATCHING THE BIG ORANGE RULE FOR YEARS TO COME. I SENSE A LITTLE FEAR,DON’T YOU?

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Walt

February 14th, 2009
9:41 pm

On the article above, you’re probably right. Some people can fall into a bucket of crap and come out smelling like a rose.

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TonytheGator

February 14th, 2009
9:43 pm

Tennessean,

You sir are the IDIOT I was referring too. You, UT football, and Kiffen are complete jokes. The fact is you are the laughing stock the last few years, and people are laughing harder now that Kiffen the Prick is head coach. Let me guess, Tennessean, you were one of the POS UT FANS that left mid third quarter again last year. Meyer has UT’s number, and no amount of chest beating will get that 33-year old loser of a coach to get UT to beat the Gators at the Swamp.

IF Tennessee isn’t on NCAA probation by then, I hope URBAN hangs 70 on the vols.

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TonytheGator

February 14th, 2009
9:44 pm

I hope he sends the field goal kicker out in the first game to kick a 74 yard field goal. That shows his complete stupidity!!!

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TonytheGator

February 14th, 2009
9:46 pm

THERE IS NO FEAR OF KIFFIN, HIS IDIOT ASSISTANTS, AND THE VOLS. TRUST ME!! WE’RE JUST LAUGHING!!! 5 – 15 SCARES NO ONE!!!!!!

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Lesli Deakins

February 14th, 2009
9:47 pm

Might I remind everyone that in 2005 USC offense produced school records in virtually every dimension. Averaging 49.1 points per game and 579 yards per game. They also became the first school in NCAA history to have a 3000 yard passer (leinart), two 1000 yard rushers (bush & white) and a 1000 yard receiver (jarrett) all in the same year. one other receiver (smith) fell just short of 1000 yards in receiving AND that was considered to be a rebuilding year for USC. In 2006 they also had another 3000 plus passer and 2 receivers with 1000 plus yards, ALL UNDER KIFFIN. Kiffin went 23-3 in his career as Offensive Coordinator and Recruiting Coord. and had the top #1 Recruiting class for 3 years. With his Dad (considered to be one of the best Defenses Coaches in all of the NFL) this is definately going to be interesting for Tennessee. As a FEMALE orange blooded fan for 34 years I think the man is a marketing genius and look forward to seeing UGA, FLA, BAMA on the field in the coming years.

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EVOL

February 14th, 2009
9:53 pm

Just a matter of time before Bama gets caught cheating again. Kiffin will out recruit all of you jack legs….sit back and watch. GBO

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JimDandy

February 14th, 2009
9:55 pm

This guy should be an announcer for the WWE or TNA.

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TonytheGator

February 14th, 2009
9:56 pm

The same great defensive mind that had TAMPA an average at best team. The same great offense that made PURDUE an also ran in their conference. Let’s look at Purdue’s Records.

Regular Season Record
Year Projected Actual
1994
0-11

4-5-2
1995 7-4 4-6-1
1996 4-7 3-8
1997 4-7 8-3
1998 5-7 8-4
1999 9-2 7-4
2000 9-2 8-3
2001 10-1 6-5
2002 7-5 6-6
2003 9-3 9-3
2004 5-6 7-4
2005 11-0 5-6
2006 8-5 8-5
2007 9-3 7-5
2008 8-4 4-8
Total 105-67 94-75-3

Yeah that’s real scary. LMAO!!

Now let’s look at the BUCS records!!!

2006 4 -12
2007 9 – 7
2008 9 – 7

Yeah, everyone’s scared. LMAO!!! What ever makes VOLS feel better. 4 in a row UT Biotches!!

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TonytheGator

February 14th, 2009
10:00 pm

LOL!!! Carrol seems to have done great without KIFFIN!!

I can’t wait to see MEYER own kiffin for years!!!

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GEORGE MCKEEHAN

February 14th, 2009
10:04 pm

TONITHEGATOR READ LESLI’S WORDS,CLOSE YOUR EYES, AND THINK ABOUT IT. MAKES YOU WANT TO CRY,RIGHT

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Mike Nash

February 14th, 2009
10:35 pm

Calculated & Brilliant comments by Kiffin ?? Did ya mention the comment LK made AFTER signing THIS class , ” This class isn’t up-to-par of the normal class we’ll get, etc. ” Did ya forget to mention that Kiffin claimed to fire all the folks that ” couldn’t keep up with him ” at UT only to have the University deny & said folks hadn’t been fired ?
He’s an Idiot & you know what they say about association ……… you’re attaching yourself to the moron train. Hope ya got a back-up for that journalism career ……

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Jim

February 14th, 2009
11:03 pm

Obviously you have not noticed that the coach that has not coached a game is already in the top 3 for the coaches in the hot seat.

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Jim

February 14th, 2009
11:05 pm

Also we hope he sticks around for a couple of years so he totally screws up UT for many more years.

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DumasGatorDude

February 14th, 2009
11:10 pm

After reading all these comments from various perspectives, there’s one thing I noticed, most of the Vol fans think the rest of the conference is either scared or should be scared of what Lane Kiffen is creating at UT. As far as the alleged recruting advantage he’ll have because all the kids will know who he is, a lot of them will also be advised(from
people they trust) of what an absolute jask-ass he is…I just can’t imagine parents of these kids encouraging their son to be influenced by
this guy for the next 3 to 5 years. UT is such an established member of the SEC, it blows me away to watch them drink the Kool-aid. Oh, by the way, his wife is HOT!

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Mannie

February 14th, 2009
11:18 pm

UGA hasn’t won a National Championship in what….27 years? But let me guess, “this is our year”. I live in Atlanta and hear that one every year. What a joke.

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Lesli Deakins

February 14th, 2009
11:33 pm

Let me remind you once again, the FACTS: Tampa’s D has ranked in the top ten in points allowed and yards allowed 10 of the 13 seasons under Monte, AN NFL RECORD…His philosophy is one of the most influential in football (college and Pro) and he is regarded and one of the greatest Defensive coaches in NFL history. It isn’t what makes us Vols fan feel better, it’s the facts. All this Kiffin hype kinda reminds you of another big mouth in the SEC, Spurrier….LOL

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Tennessean

February 14th, 2009
11:49 pm

So let me get this straight. I am an idiot because you say so. All I said was, know what you are talking about before you post and now I am some POS fan who leaves games early. Nice. Well done Tony. How can I come back from that? Your right, Tennessee has been down for a few years although we were in the SEC championship game in 2007. And yes Urban has our number. What school’s number does he not have? The question will be can he do it without Tebow? Tebow is a once in a lifetime player that fits Meyer’s offense perfectly. What will Meyer do without him? Especially when other teams will be able to recruit against Florida by saying that no QB that Meyer has ever had has made a career out of the NFL. If you want to play college ball go to Florida if you want a shot at the NFL go anywhere else.

I don’t expect to beat Florida in the swamp next year but we didn’t hire Kiffin for next year. He (hopefully) is a long term solution. And, even if it doesn’t work out, he should be able to recruit a bunch of talent and leave the next coach in good shape, a la Coach O at Ole Miss.

I don’t see what I said that would imply that I leave game early, perhaps you can explain Tony? Or perhaps you were just (once again) posting about things you have no idea about.

Finally, what in the world makes you think we will be on probation? Every school in America racks up secondary violations. Mark Richt had 17 last year. Who cares? Please enlighten me Tony because your wisdom is truly astounding.

By the way I called some other guy and idiot, Tony, not you. Perhaps my words should have been directed at you though. Everyone that knows anything about football thinks Monte Kiffin is good. I doubt his defenses will be that much better than the Chavis defenses but I will defer to people that know more than I do. The fact that you are saying its a bad hire proves you have no idea what you are talking about.

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Tennessean

February 14th, 2009
11:55 pm

Sorry for the dissertation everyone. To think, all this started because I called someone out for saying that we had the highest paid staff in college football when the truth is that its the 4th highest paid staff in the SEC.

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TommyGator

February 15th, 2009
6:54 am

Tennessean,

I think what he MEANT to say was most dollars per IQ point. You are desperate if you think ANY coach in the SEC is fearful of this staff. The only legitimate coach on it is Monte. The rest are PROVEN losers, and the Boy Blunder has succeeded in making it extremely difficult for UT to win by painting a GIANT target on himself.

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Reggie

February 15th, 2009
7:31 am

Michael,

You guys are over thinking this. No there was no thought or strategy. He is in over his head. When will he be in the ” Swamp?

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cgatlanta

February 15th, 2009
8:21 am

Tennessean:

“What would Meyer do without Tebow”? Well he went undefeated at Utah, and won a BCS Championship at UF with Leak.

“Meyer doesn’t make NFL QB’s”. Good thing he’s a college coach.

“I don’t expect to beat Florida next year”. Count on it. (But isn’t it sad that a once proud program’s fanbase is already talking about their LOSSES! We haven’t even started spring ball yet!)

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Larry Munson

February 15th, 2009
8:43 am

Kiffin will have a huge laugh when the Bullpups go about 5-7 this year without the Girlyman Stafford and NoShow Morono. I cannot wait for that dinosaur Bobby Bowden to retire at FSU and see how fast pretty-boy Richt bolts to Tallahassee. Even the ancient Larry Munson knew it was time to hang it up in Athens. So all you redneck UGA fans, especially the ones who never set foot on a college campus for anything other than tail-gating, just STFU and lets see what happens next fall. UGAy is going down like the Titanic. Kinda like what Stafford did…..LMAO!!!

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B. Guy Woodall

February 15th, 2009
9:15 am

I’m a gatorhater but I will hold my nose and pull for UF when the reptiles play the vols. I want to ‘puck’ and will not have to wait long for the pretender to move it on to an assistant at some podunk U.

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Observer

February 15th, 2009
9:23 am

Florida 62 Tennessee 3
Now all you Vol fans get on the Greyhound bus and travel to the Swamp to see how much Little Lanie enjoys the benefit of running his mouth. If his lovely wife wakes up, she will stay in Gainesville when the Liar leaves after the whipping. What a complete moron and jerk he is.

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GuytheDog

February 15th, 2009
9:26 am

Hey yawl, be a vol-dog hater for now. this Kiffin will not last long!

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Left to Right

February 15th, 2009
9:43 am

Say Carvell, can you name a Soviet-era nuclear reactor other than Chernobyl?

Neither can I.

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rod

February 15th, 2009
9:54 am

EVOL,

Living in a glass house there skippy are ya not? Bama will get caught cheating again huh well well well the great pumpkin lied about oh so much and you all know it up on rocky flop. The fat man told his theory to the nzaa and they punished the U of A on his word all of the big allegations could not be proven. Check it out he lied when put on the stand and told to produce the tapes and all of the other crap he was supposed to have I er uh misplaced or lost it yeah ok, Because you did not have it. Now as for all of the other crap you have got bi with Peyton Manning raping a girl on the staff, Tee Martin and cancelled checks, Phone gate, grade tampering, and the recruit that was accused of being pain in Alabama whose dad was actually holding cancelled checks from UcheaT seems like you got some splaining to do lol> the best part of all of this good ole Roy Kramer is gone now and can not protect the big orange nation like he did when the fat man ran to him 3 doors down in thier Maryville neighborhood and made up bull crap so yes you have way more crap to hide than the tide ever did seems like the only thing that actually was proved when went to court was one player in Memphis took money from a booster and when that was supposed to go to court somehow he fell down steps and died. Wonder what was hidden there TN Stud got off clean. The only reason that there was penalties was allegations not cats they all came out but the nzaa had dragged thier feet until probation was over congrads on manufacturing a way to beat the tide since you could not on the fielf there great pumpkin. U got some beating to absored for this its all on the wheel now and you are about to reap what you have sewn. Enjoy years of misery with this idiot he is your Shula enjoy as we laugh out loud.

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Paul The Vol

February 15th, 2009
11:19 am

Does no one get the irony here? The point of the article was that Kiffin’s antics are calculated to get people talking about him and the Vols – and that is exactly what has happened. Love him or hate him people are talking about him and the national media is covering him.

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TonytheGator

February 15th, 2009
11:22 am

I guess you are right, Paul. We’re laughing and talking about him. KIFFIN LIES more than AL GORE!!

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Anthony

February 15th, 2009
11:31 am

Tennessee made a huge mistake. It traded an above average coach that LOVED Tennesse for and average coach that only loves himself.

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C. Jones

February 15th, 2009
11:39 am

Teen Tony? Too much gator aid, boy! ‘Scuze me, straight boy (uh-huh).

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TonytheGator

February 15th, 2009
11:43 am

Why Jones? ARE YOU INTO BOYS? Just telling you the way it is. THE GATORS ARE LAUGHING AT TENNESSEE!! Oh the ass-whopping that the Vols will feel on September 19 will be epic!!

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TLSnBama

February 15th, 2009
12:05 pm

Vol fans, I’ve read all of the posts here that say Bama is afraid of Kiffin. I’m stunned by that conclusion. You guys are not here. With all respect, the laughter here is so loud you can’t hear yourself think. I mean, it is like watching Wile E. Coyote as a head coach, or the little “Chicken Hawk” in the Foghorn Leghorn cartoons. Lane Kiffin has disappointed me in one respect: I thought he had some common sense. He doesn’t. The guy is a joke. Your program now is one, too. Yeah, UT is one of the elite programs in the history of college football. No one with sense disputes it. But, you guys have stepped into a mudhole with this one. And, the stain will take some time to get off.

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Tennessean

February 15th, 2009
12:12 pm

Tony, where did I say that anyone was scared of Kiffin? The way I see it if you are going to bad mouth the guy and UT then you might as well know what you are talking about. We don’t have the highest paid staff in college football. Not even close. I guess this makes me gay? Tony you never cease to amaze me. What an absolute idiot you must be. Scroll though your posts and tell me they aren’t the most unsubstantiated wildly idiotic statements you have ever read. Kiffin is gay. UT fans are redneck homos. I feel like I am on the playground in 3rd grade.

cgatlanta- finally someone is actually talking football. All of you points are valid but I guess what I was getting at was Meyer has never been anywhere long enough to say whether or not he can sustain a program. What he has done is incredible, I sure hope he can’t keep it up. My comment about no NFL QBs was directed more to recruiting. It will be interesting to see if Meyer will be able to continually get top high school QBs when they don’t have an NFL future by playing at UF. If Meyer can find guys that are okay with that then great for him. We will see.

Yes it is sad that a still proud program is counting their losses before spring ball. But we won 5 games last year and Florida won the National Championship and returns all their talent. I would be crazier than Tony if I was expecting a UT win. The fact that we aren’t the team that we used to be is the reason a change had to be made. It’s not going to be an over-night thing but hopefully in 2-3 years we will be relevant again. Luckily (as this article points out) we are already relevant again in recruiting.

If Kiffin doesn’t work out then he will look like a complete ass but hopefully he will leave a ton of talent so UT will be successful in the future. I don’t know of many programs that get their long term solution in the first hire. Even the great Florida hired Zook. Hopefully Kiffin will win or be UT’s Zook.

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GeorgeG

February 15th, 2009
2:32 pm

Wow, they know Lane Kiffen. I bet they all know who Saddam Hussein is also, maybe even Hitler. Just because you are “known” does not mean it is a good thing. What if the kids think he is well known for being stupid?

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BullDog79

February 15th, 2009
4:07 pm

It’s interesting that Gator fans denigrate other schools and their fans. The fact is, Florida is the 4th stupidest team in the country:
http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/stories//2008/12/28/acadmain_1228_3DOT.html
Gators can claim that many UGA fans did not go to college. Perhaps most of Florida’s team doesn’t belong there.

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ga dawgs SUCK and so do their fFANS

February 15th, 2009
4:24 pm

Being as how the ga bulldogs have the absolute worst fans of any sports team. I hope the VOLS beat them, even if they don’t beat any other team. You people suck!

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CarlosHawes

February 15th, 2009
7:26 pm

TLSnBama
>> “mean, it is like watching Wile E. Coyote as a head coach, or the little “Chicken Hawk” in the Foghorn Leghorn cartoons.”
Don’t forget TLSnBama…Chicken Hawk ALWAYS caught Foghorn at the end of the show. Chicken Hawk won EVERY TIME!!!!!

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CarlosHawes

February 15th, 2009
7:28 pm

It’s amazing how many of the people here calling TN fans “stupid” cannot even spell “Kiffin” (not Kiffen). LOL

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Smokeys Pal

February 15th, 2009
11:31 pm

It amazes me that some of you Bama fans still blame Phil Fullmer for the Seattle earthquake.Me thinks it might be best for you bamaers to be quite.you are lucky you got off as easy as you did on the probation thing and the NCAA can still come back and haunt you.How long do you think Saban will stay.His track record is not too long.I dont think we ever paid $50,000 for an overweight defensive tackle who could not even start at Tiger High in Memphis.Lets wait about 3 years and see where all these elite programs are .A recruiting class usually jells in 3 years .I went to Gainsville in 2001 and saw a 18point underdog Tenn team pull out a win.I am not saying it will happen,but games are played on the field and not on paper.I have been to every SEC school except Arkansas and Fla and Ga have the 2 wost idiot fans in the Sec.We will see how dumb Lane is in the next 3 years

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bMiller87

February 16th, 2009
1:11 am

Let’s not forget that all these statements were made at one single banquet. Then he tried to fire someone and retracted it later…it was then included into the SI article. The guy isn’t the best public speaker in the world, but the way you animals are running with this like he slapped an old lady is ridiculous. And also, someone claimed that the UT staff is full of “proven losers and cheaters”…..prove it. Those who say that UT’s staff isn’t impressive on paper are delusional. UF might blow out UT next season, but the team in orange/white on that field will not be recognized by many watching. Loud mouth or not, Kiffin is instilling a complete attitude change in Knoxville, and those who don’t like it are being pushed of the train. I didn’t want to respond to some of the drivel on this story, but the one gator fan who is being quite offensive should be banned for what he typed…I’m sure he doesn’t speak for all of the UF fans, but he’s definitely not the first I’ve seen act and speak like that before…shameful.

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wballer84

February 16th, 2009
1:54 am

Wait a second…isn’t this a Georgia newspaper? How can anyone seriously call Tennesseans rednecks? SEC fans calling another SEC school’s fans rednecks is a perfect example of the pot calling the kettle black. On the redneck hierarchy, Tennessee is nowhere near the level of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, or the north Florida swamps that are home to the Gators. Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas and Kentucky sit on around the same level as Tennessee. If you’re an SEC fan and think that your school doesn’t have its share of redneck fans, then you’re absolutely kidding yourself. FYI, Auburn has on campus housing in trailers.

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wheaton4prez

February 16th, 2009
7:06 am

If Kiffin’s antics are brilliant recruiting moves, Michael Richards must also be a genius.

lol

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gaytor

February 16th, 2009
10:01 am

I love to see gaytor, bammer, and puppy fans whine and wring their hands. They will probably be cheering this year because the new kid doesn’t have his recruits on board, but deep down they know he is going to be a force in the conference when he does. He will recruit top players and has the coaching staff and system to win. Urbie, who recruited the female gymnast, and Saban, who contacted the prospect during the recruiting dead period are serving us up violations without the publicity. It is only a matter of time before they jump ship to Notre Dame or the NFL. We are gaining on you guys and you know it.

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tenn rich

February 16th, 2009
10:15 am

Just like wrestling!!!This is posturing at its best!!! Its easy to see…and apparently its working! Don’t be gullible….
How that translates on the field, we shall see….????

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gaytor

February 16th, 2009
10:19 am

Lane Kiffin has implemented daily offseason workouts at 5am eveyday. There are reports that there are new haircuts, no nose rings or thug like apparel being tolerated. Assistant coaches are showing up in the classrooms to make sure players are in attendance. He has released players who don’t comply with the new disciplines. The players are buying in to the new program. Despite what some of the idiots are posting here, he now has a top notch recruiting and coaching staff. He is only recruiting players who fit into his system and are up to his standards. Will all of this translate to wins on the field? Time will tell, but it looks like a pretty good plan to me.

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Bama fan

February 16th, 2009
10:37 am

Gaytor,
There are guidelines for offseason workouts if coaches are present. Sounds like Kiffy is lining up another recruiting violation. Discipline rules are great, wonder when Kiffy is going to start demonstrating discipline of his own mouth? Public drunkenness policy for his assistants might not be a bad move either. Based upon recent actions, it seems there is a greater need for for the coach and his staff to learn something about discipline and public appearance.

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[...] Burnette decided against enrolling early at Georgia so he could stay at Troup to compete for the No….Burnette has a 5.012 GPA and slight lead over two others in the valedictorian race. He has made straight A’s since kindergarten. [...]

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scfanz

February 16th, 2009
2:54 pm

I’m a South Carolina fan but I always pulled for UT when we didn’t play them. What the UT fans may see as energizing the Vol nation, the rest of college football sees as the silly acts of an immature brat. Kiffin is quickly isolating himself from the rest of the SEC and the only problem with that is he doesn’t have the talent level to fight toe to toe with UF, Ala or UGA. Another point that interests me is everyone has ordained Monte as the absolute defensive guru. Sure he’s had success at the NFL level and has been in the NFL as a DC or position coach since 1983. But he’s not in the NFL any more and he doesn’t have NFL talent any more. The three years he was head coach at NC St (1980, 81 & 82) he went 16-17. He was fired after the 82 season and when to the NFL. His college record is not too stellar and the general knock on older coaches is they don’t relate well with the younger kids. I’m not sure Monte will be the savior of the UT defense. In my opinion, they should be thrilled Kiffin hired Coach O as defensive line coach. That was his best hire. From as outside perspective, Kiffin needs to grow up and shut up.

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Mort Merkel

February 16th, 2009
2:54 pm

Way to go, kid. Good attitude and good job in the classroom.

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Mike T.

February 16th, 2009
3:09 pm

Hey Chris, how about a live internet
feed to Coach Richt? If rules permit.
I’m sure some video and computer savvy
personel could get that done for you.

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joe

February 16th, 2009
3:10 pm

Great to see a player who is also a good student. Maybe he can tutor the other recruits when he gets on campus.

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EP

February 16th, 2009
3:12 pm

How about an appeal to the NCAA? I’m sure an exception could be made. Maybe not, the NCAA is out of touch.

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williebkind

February 16th, 2009
3:20 pm

Such a great talent and mind to be put under the control of MARTINEZ!

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Killah

February 16th, 2009
3:25 pm

When has the NCAA not been out of touch?

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EM

February 16th, 2009
3:27 pm

Seriously, this is one of the most out of touch NCAA rules out there, and is absolutely pathetic on the part of the NCAA. Let’s be honest though, the NCAA doesn’t seem to get too much right these days, i.e. playoff system?!?!

Anyways, congratulations Mr. Burnette, best of luck to you.

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Tech Fan

February 16th, 2009
3:31 pm

Dang – as Tech fan, it’s things like this that make it hard sometimes to hate UGA as much as I’d like to.

Congratulations Chris and good luck keeping your lead for the top honor!

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buckheadbill

February 16th, 2009
3:49 pm

Contratulations, Chris. Keep doing what you’re doing and you can join the

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TechFan

February 16th, 2009
3:50 pm

there is no such thing as a “5.012″ GPA, UGA fans make up numbers!

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null

February 16th, 2009
3:58 pm

Why would a kid with a 5.012 GPA ruin his chances at a good education by going to UGA? Might as well go to community college.

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champdawg

February 16th, 2009
3:58 pm

The way you are accepting the fact that Coach can’t be at graduation shows what you are made of. Some guys would have taken it the wrong way but you know he would keep his word if he could, he always does. Welcome to Dawg Nation

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champdawg

February 16th, 2009
4:00 pm

No Null he didn’t want to go to Teck and lower his standard

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AtlantaFan

February 16th, 2009
4:12 pm

Congratulations Chris Burnette as a scholar athlete. You didn’t get the grades or the scholarship without hard work and dedication. Enjoy your last few months of high school and continue to be a role model in the classroom and on the field.

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BroLee

February 16th, 2009
4:13 pm

GREAT job young man!!! It’s stories like this that make me proud to be a 2nd generation Bulldog. Keep up the good work, and remain focused when you get to Athens!!!

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Marietta Dawg

February 16th, 2009
4:18 pm

Fyi, this kid is an offensive lineman; therefore, Willie Martinez will not be his coach. Get your facts straight, williebkind.

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Brian

February 16th, 2009
4:29 pm

The NCAA makes Congress look smart. How contrary to common sense can the NCAA be?

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PeligroPero

February 16th, 2009
4:35 pm

This rule may sound pretty stupid but in reality it helps the coaches. Think how many kids would hold out for a head coach to show up at their graduation before signing. It would be a nightmare for the coaches.

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Bigdawg 96

February 16th, 2009
4:37 pm

TechFan…If he is taking AP classes, he can have a GPA in that neighborhood. I took AP American History AP Calculus. An “A” in those classes are worth more.

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Jim

February 16th, 2009
4:47 pm

Just goes to show that the NCAA has there head in the sand sometimes.

good luck to you young man

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Tech82

February 16th, 2009
4:49 pm

Congratulations to a great young student athlete. This is obviously a man with agreat value system. My hat is off to his parents for putting in the hard work to raise an exemplary child. That is not easy and it doesn’t happen by accident.

With the exception of one game each year in late November, I hope he has a great career at UGA.

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James

February 16th, 2009
5:18 pm

The GPA over 4 comes from weighting honors classes more than others. Some schools do it, others don’t. Either way, it’s impressive that he’s both a highly recruited player and a top student. Wish he was interested in Tech, but best of luck!

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Mark Richt

February 16th, 2009
5:40 pm

Dang, I was hoping to show off my latest spray-on tan and butt-cut.

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Old Dawg

February 16th, 2009
5:44 pm

Between the idiotic no celebration rule and the inability of CMR to attend a signed recruit’s graduation, the NCAA really looks like a bunch of jerks. I understand that the rule was written to ward off any form of recruiting of underclassmen, but like many things, the intent has moved far away from reality!

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Big_Bayou_Hooter

February 16th, 2009
5:46 pm

Give Kiffin his due and let him get 2 or 3 years of recruiting. Then all you whinners can say all you want. He hasn’t been here six months and he’s got all you cry babies sucking snot already.

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FLDAWG

February 16th, 2009
5:48 pm

Congratulations young man. Keep up the hardwork. You are already a role model for a lot of young kids. Good luck to you in all of your endeavors.

I must add that it is nice to see Tech fans show their support for this young man. You have shone a lot of class doing so.

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lamar t.

February 16th, 2009
5:58 pm

Not Competent At All.The biggest joke ever.I’m tired of this bunch of Incompetent,know nothing sports wannabes.Academics trumps everything.I want to congratulate Chris Burnette for persevering.

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Legend of Len Barker

February 16th, 2009
6:03 pm

Let’s get this straight. It’s okay to recruit 12-year-olds. It’s okay for an inebriated Bob Huggins to ralph on his car door in public. It was okay for Ohio State to wave their magic wand, pull a rabbit out of a hat, and make Andy Katzenmoyer eligible in the mid/late 1990s. It was fine for NC State to admit Chris Washburn with a supposed SAT score of 380 in the 1980s

But it’s not okay for a man who is the future head coach of a signed talent to celebrate with him a fantastic academic achievement.

The SEC and ACC can now stop paying for those commercials during games that highlight the academic universe of their respective universities. It’s clear that this is not the image the NCAA wants to portray.

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Ga Boy

February 16th, 2009
6:03 pm

What a great kid? I can only hope my kids turn out as good as this fine young recruit. It’s nice to see a football recruit that exhibits greatness in the classroom also

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MountainDawg

February 16th, 2009
6:12 pm

That’s a ridiculous policy by the bureaucrats at the NCAA. There should be no issues with Coach going to the graduation of an HS player who’s signed an LOI. The NCAA is such a crock of red tape!

Hats off to Burnette for this outstanding accomplishment.

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Roger

February 16th, 2009
6:20 pm

hmm, i don’t remember receiving letter grades in kindergarten…..

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Paddy

February 16th, 2009
6:37 pm

Congrats to you Mr Burnette. Legend… you are right. Stop those commercials. They don’t mean a thing now. If I was CMR I would go to that graduation and dare the NCAA to make something out of it. That would cause a firestorm that might get some of these stupid rules changed.

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Buddy El

February 16th, 2009
6:47 pm

Two things. If Burnette reads these comments the first thing he would do is tell FlaDawg the “shone” is spelled “shown” and Roger, the leadin to these comments specifically state “SINCE kindergarten” not including kindergarten.
Welcome to Dawgnation Mr. Burnette and congratulations whether you are the valedictorian or not. We want and need you.

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Big B CH 99

February 16th, 2009
7:20 pm

As a Tech fan also, I find this NCAA rule to be very STUPID, the NCAA is way out of touch. If they want to make it so that coaches can’t use H.S. graduations for recruiting, then why don’t they say that coaches can only go to the graduation of recruits that have already signed LOI’s.

They could also say that the coaches can’t recruit (talk to) underclassmen at graduations.

But either way, CMR should be allowed to go to the guy’s graduation, especially if he’s valedictorian.

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Tracy

February 16th, 2009
7:24 pm

What kind of crazy rule is that? He’s already signed with Georgia, so what harm could it do for Richt to be there?

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King Gator

February 16th, 2009
8:01 pm

Can I get a Volunteer to kick this moron in the ass?

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MikeyLikesLilBoys

February 16th, 2009
8:04 pm

Richt actually followed a rule??? This recruit must not deserve the escalade that Thurman got?

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Big Dawg 17

February 16th, 2009
8:10 pm

I got 3 tech grads working for me and total they don’t have a 5.012 GPA

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MikeyLikesLilBoys

February 16th, 2009
8:12 pm

You must have a very selective hiring process and a great company there big dawg 17! hahaha

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Chuck Uga

February 16th, 2009
8:33 pm

Hey Mikey, two words…drop dead.

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MikeyLikesLilBoys

February 16th, 2009
8:34 pm

hey chuck, two words, if you can read, trailer park

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Chuck Uga

February 16th, 2009
8:55 pm

LMAO, I hear this stuff about UGA football collapsing “net season” every year. Also hear that “coach so-and-so” is going to raid Georgia and take all the top recruits from Mark Richt. Also hear of 5-7, 6-6 records. Blah-blah-blah. Same diarrhea of the mouth from the same loudmouths. Morons, UGA is going to win 9+ games per season under Richt, and Kiffin/Orgeron/whoever from UT isn’t going to change any of that. Nor is that staff going to damage the Florida, LSU or Alabama program. What a joke. Kiffin is and will be looking up at those four coaches, even if he does occasionally win 8 or 9 games (he will never be as successful as Fulmer). And don’t let me forget Spurrier who is also building a pretty strong team. And Monte Kiffin was successful at Tampa PRIMARILY because of Tony Dungy’s and Rich McKay’s draft picks. Let’s see what he can do with mediocre talent (other than Eric Berry).

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Recruiting Guru

February 16th, 2009
9:04 pm

Why people be hatin on Richt? He follow rulez? It be our redneckz dat be threatenin fools dat go to other skoolz. they be buyin the caddys to. it aint richt or dooley. dey no da rulez.

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Thomas

February 16th, 2009
9:15 pm

Great story! Hopefully Chris can be an example to his future teammates at UGA…that you don’t have to let you great suffer in order to be a great athlete.

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Thomas

February 16th, 2009
9:16 pm

typo:Great story! Hopefully Chris can be an example to his future teammates at UGA…that you don’t have to let youR GRADES suffer in order to be a great athlete.

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Valdosta Dawg

February 16th, 2009
9:21 pm

Thomas, the problem is that Richt won’t let him major in a real field. They will place him in recreation studies and ruin his intelligence just to win. Maybe, that’s why Calvin Johnson went to Tech to take real classes and learn. Let’s hope the program let’s him do what is best for him. I dont’t have much hope considering the past.

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Woof Woof

February 16th, 2009
9:28 pm

You have to respect the fact that UGA is a highly respected university on par with the likes of Southern Poly, Devry, and ITT, while still having a football team that can compete with Appalacian State and Vanderbilt sometimes. I mean, our business school is only fourth in GA and our law school is freakin third in the state.

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[...] rules will prevent Georgia head coach Mark Richt from attending the graduation of recruit Chris Burnette as [...]

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Sir Tony

February 16th, 2009
9:58 pm

I’m neutral but Kiffin knew almost exactly what he was doing. And any siggestion that Monte Kiffin was succcessful primarily because of Tony Dungy and Rich McKay have no idea what they’re talking about. Nothing wrong with a little more SEC spice.

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Jacket Fan

February 16th, 2009
10:05 pm

Excellent job young man! Finishing at the top of your class demonstrates not only intellect, but more importantly, tremendous work ethic. Good luck to you in all your endeavors… except for the game on each Saturday after Thanksgiving! :)

The NCAA is a tangled nest of bureaucracy, hypocrisy, and chaos. Coach Richt should be allowed to attend and honor your outstanding accomplishment.

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Woof Woof

February 16th, 2009
10:06 pm

Richt and staff will watch video of the speech like they did video of Tech’s offense. Them lazy losers will buy the cliff notes version at best and deal with the consequences. If need be, they will rush the field to get some respect.

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TNFAN

February 16th, 2009
11:33 pm

Whats the first thing Alabama Graduate says to UT Grad Welcome to McDonalds how may I serve you.

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DAWGINTN

February 16th, 2009
11:43 pm

What would lame kitten do? Oh yea, make another ncaa infraction and attend then write is off as a self reported violation. Congrats Chris and GATA!!!

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Go for it...

February 17th, 2009
12:49 am

I’m a UGA fan, but I hope he follows in the footsteps of the guy (whose name escapes me at the moment) from FSU who is a Rhodes Scholar. We need a few more people out there who have the dedication to a star pupil as well as a star athlete. Its hard enough to excel in one of those aspects, let alone two!

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Buzz29

February 17th, 2009
12:58 am

I hate all things red and black BUT congrats young man on a job well done.I hope you continue to excel in your academic studies.

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Joe

February 17th, 2009
8:36 am

Absolute complete prim ma dona….that is why he did it. PERIOD.

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gregg m

February 17th, 2009
9:19 am

EVERYONE, lets all call Tennesse the southern version of USC!! THE guy has put together a staff of former assistants at USC(has relationships with west Coast coaches), Former Coach at Mississippi and USC(Knows the SEC), and a long time defensive coordinator of the tampa bay bucs(NFL conncections-he can get u to the league) add a former NFL coach and off coordinator at USC(Lane Kiffin)..Brillant!! Richt, Urban Meyer, and Spurrier put together doesnt have the relationships these other coaches do!! Kiffin aint taking no junk off these sec coaches/good ole boys!! He is the young, new kid in town and theses coaches know that he is a force to be dealt with in recruiting because of the above mentioned reasons. That’s the real deal behind this. tennesse has had a few players from the West Coast on there rosters in the past..Expect more now that this coaching staff has been put in place. Since all the other so-called SEC powers aint got the balls to play USC, maybe Tennesse will. Oh yeah, Tennesse is the only SEC school(Georgia last year) to play PAC 10 schools on a yearly basis.I dont think they will deviate from that plan

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Dixie Dog

February 17th, 2009
9:35 am

This kid is AWESOME! Glad he is going to be a DAWG. What a Great example he is to other kids. Yes you can be an athlete and do well in school.

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EDSBS » Archive » CURIOUS INDEX, 2/17/2009

February 17th, 2009
10:06 am

[...] Richt is a dirty damned liar. Or the NCAA is full of terrible small men who make terrible small rules. (Our tipster suggests Kiffykins show up at graduation in Richt’s place. We could not agree [...]

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Jackrabbit

February 17th, 2009
10:44 am

I really appreciate your attention to scholastics. Seems like you might have chosen a better college though, Say like Georgia Tech!!! GO JACKETS!!!

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[...] forced to change plans with Troup County valedictorian candidate Here’s the link In essence, the article says that Richt promised a recruit that if he were to become Valedictorian [...]

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David

February 17th, 2009
12:17 pm

This is great, but don’t you think the NCAA should be worrying more about the Reggie Bush / USC investigation instead of this? Oh that’s right, all the possible violations at USC get pushed under the rug!!!

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BigVolFan

February 17th, 2009
12:33 pm

Hey all!

I don’t normally do a lot of posting on these forums. I mostly read to hear what everyone is thinking. But after reading these posts I just felt the need to put some words out there.

first: To TonytheGator

Who do you think you are, a relative of Tony the Tiger or something? Do you think you can get away with your idiotic comments without being called to mat on them? You are the most negative poster I have ever read. All you do is put out useless drivel slamming CLK and the VOLs as if you know what you are talking about. Do us all a favor, both the VOL fans and the fans of college football all together, and take your mullet wearing, redneck, toothless grin, uneducated, mindless ramblings to some other board. We don’t appreciate you here.

Second. Something for all to consider. After next season is over and the dust has settled we will know if CLK and staff has what it takes to compete. Until then, it is all speculation and guesswork on our part.

Third. For the Gator nation. Things are looking very good for you guys to repeat as NCs next year. Even as a VOL fan, I can recognize that. But after that, what will happen? Tebow will be gone, and something else to consider, where will CUM be? If ND has another down year, they may just payout CCWs contract. If that happens, it is a good bet that CUM will jump ship at florida and head to ND.

Forth. As a long time VOL fan, I am enjoying all of the heat, smack, and excitment that has not been around the VOL program for a long time. For me, it is an exciting time to be a VOL. Will CLKs commits, and his ruffling of feathers equate to success on the field? I certianly hope so, but as I mentioned before, the answer to that will not come until fall.

Fifth. That’s all. I look forward to the upcoming season and fully expect the VOLs to surprise a lot people. To all of you, regardless of you school affiliation, good luck next year!

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Uconn Fan

February 17th, 2009
1:28 pm

Something Lane Kiffin has is recent NFL experience as a coach.. Win or lose he was there. That’s where many kids dream of going. If I were a parent and my kid was a stud, I wold take a good look at UT. Coach Kiffin should have some contacts at the next level. Do people really think all this is just about the game of football? Gooooooooo Uconnnnn Football..

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DawgsOnline » NCAA: Fix this bug

February 17th, 2009
2:34 pm

[...] The AJC reports that an NCAA rule will prevent Richt from following through on that promise. Here we have a student-athlete who has already signed a letter of intent, and Mark Richt can’t be there to honor his future player’s academic accomplishment. If Richt were invited to speak at the football team’s banquet and honor athletic accomplishments, that would be fine – it’s done all the time, and it’s within the rules. So what is different about showing up at the graduation of a student-athlete for whom the recruiting process is over? [...]

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thomas johnson

February 17th, 2009
8:11 pm

It would be a shame if the NCAA did anything that would promote academics over athletics. http://www.wedgeorgia.com

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UM4life

February 18th, 2009
1:48 am

Do all of you GA, FL, and AL fans really expect anyone to believe you’re not scared? Considering the reactions to this article from you so-called SEC fans. I can almost see the foam forming around some of your mouths responding to the Vol posters. I am not a fan of any SEC team at all but, even I can see that you guys are abviously a little concerned otherwise you wouldn’t be making so much fuss about anything LK says publicly. I mean there was an Ole Miss or Mississippi State coach that got caught driving drunk, cussed out the cops and was reportedly disorderly and uncompliant when arrested but, all I have heard about out of the SEC is Lane Kiffin talking sh** about Meyer!!! I don’t care what delusion you live in but, the writer is correct. The more UT is in front of the camera, especially with their coach basically stepping up to the table with the supposed “big boys” like Meyer and Saban and isn’t tepid or in awe. You guys are just pissed off that LK is kissing your coaches’ rear ends like you expect any new SEC coach to do. Most high school kids are against the “establishment” and love the rebel image. Kiffin could well be positioning himself as the anti-thesis to the regular everyday SEC coaches, giving himself an memorable, and respected position in the eyes of a future recruit. Anyway, whatever the case I tend to agree with the author above in many respects. I am a UM fan, and would prefer for the entire SEC to be disbanded tomorrow but, until then I will be satisfied with someone else inside the conference getting better to help beat the crap out of each other even more every year. Eventually, you guys will beat each other up so much that no one will be better than a five hundred record and some of the rest of us can actually play for national championship again, hooray!!!!

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UM4life

February 18th, 2009
1:50 am

Sorry I meant to say that you all are just pissed off because Lane Kiffin ISN’T kissing the SEC coaches’ rear ends.

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UM4life

February 18th, 2009
1:55 am

Oh yeah, Iread on here earlier where someone said that the vol fans he knew weren’t stoked about this coaching staff. I disagree personally. I know a few UT fans where I work, and all they talk about is how they cant wait to see their team in 2 or 3 years after LK gets a chance to bring in some highly ranked recruting classes. Its like all they talk about to the point of making me want to puke orange. Point is, the couple of folks I know don’t seem embarrassed or concerned, more excited from my view.

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[...] or by hard salesmanship.  Along those lines, take a look at what Mark Richt has to say about how he recruits and handles commitments. “When I talk to a young man, I’m not one to press a kid really really hard to commit. Because [...]

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[...] ExtremeCentre.org wrote an interesting post today on UGA coach Mark Richt talks about what commitment meansHere’s a quick excerptGeorgia Tech coach Paul Johnson hit on a hot-button issue when he made it a point to talk about what “commitment means” on signing day. [...]

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Paul

February 18th, 2009
9:45 am

You are so right, BigVolFan,
TonytheGator must enjoy talking to himself – and reading his countless posts. The fact is Kiffin has energized the Tennessee team and fan base. He has reinstituted discipline across the team – on and off the field – something that was sorely lacking under Fulmer.

His passion for the game and for winning will translate well on the field and in the hearts of the Vols players – something else that hasn’t happened in years. Kiffin will have Tennessee back on track as one of the best teams in the nation in a few years. Tennessee is and always will be one of the most successful college football programs in the country – with tradition that goes deeper than most in the game.

So Tony and others – why don’t you stop looking for something to go negative about – and just watch it play out on the field. In the short term I’m sure the gators will have the Vols number – but give it a couple of years…

A coach that has already intensified conditioning drills like no one else, who personally checks on a player’s attendance in class, and has banned earrings, baggy pants, ipods, and all the &^%%$# most teams let fly, is making his mark early and often on a team that is bound to be more passionate, hungry, and successful on the field and off.

Get ready – the Vols are coming back – and you know it.

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[...] Georgia head coach Mark Richt takes the word “commitment” to heart. [...]

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Around The SEC East - 2/18/09 | MrSEC.com

February 18th, 2009
10:21 am

[...] it’s been the case for more than a year.UGA:  In football news, Mark Richt tells you exactly what “commitment” means when it comes to recruiting.UF:  Florida’s inside players have been outrebounded in their [...]

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Dawg Tired

February 18th, 2009
12:00 pm

Coach Richt’s comments are revealing. I think they help me understand why we seem to not have a lot od “de-commitments.” Obviously, coaches who put severe pressure on these 17 to 18 year old kids should be doing something else. I like what Coach Richt had to say. He’s got this right.

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Zoomie

February 18th, 2009
1:33 pm

Left to Right @ 9:43 — Instant classic. I love it!

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[...] coach Mark Richt talks about what commitment means UGA coach Mark Richt talks about what commitment means | College Football Recruiting Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson hit on a hot-button issue when he made it a point to talk about [...]

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Matter Of Degrees « the road to copacetic

February 18th, 2009
5:48 pm

[...] that he would attend Chris’s graduation to hear his valedictory speech. However, the NCAA unfortunately will prevent Coach Richt from fulfilling that promise. However, the NCAA unfortunately will prevent Coach Richt [...]

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tennezz

February 18th, 2009
5:51 pm

Lets get one thing ironed out, kiffin is not embarrassing us, and we don`t care what you think!

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Paddy

February 18th, 2009
6:35 pm

Both of these fine coaches have got it right. To build a championship team you must commit to the teams goals and objectives. It is a great standard to recruit by and to live by. This format will pay dividends that create consistant winning and admired football programs. There is alot to be said for good old fashion beliefs and true life lessons.

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riverken

February 19th, 2009
2:35 am

Can’t wait for the football time to arrive! I haven’t seen this many feathers ruffled in quite some time…actually it reminds me of a certain basketball coach who got some folks mighty riled up not to long ago,his name was Pearl if I’m not mistaken.

Anytime a coach can fire up Vol fans this much before he even takes the field is starting off beautifully! Please don’t doubt that Vol fans are excited – I run a bar on the strip in Knoxville, and I can report that we’re all lovin’ it.

Anyone who doesn’t believe Kiffin has hired a great staff who can recruit with anyone just isn’t paying attention. Here’s to proving it on the field in the years to come!

BTW, yes Layla is hot as many of you have mentioned, but we’re used to beautiful women here in Knoxville, she’ll fit in just great.

Go Vols!

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Commitment and Ethics | MrSEC.com

February 19th, 2009
10:21 am

[...] starts things off with a recruiting conversation where he talks about the meaning of commitment to him in recruiting. Also on the topic of commitment, the ABH talks about the change of culture [...]

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TNLady

February 19th, 2009
10:48 am

DenverDog: Have you even been to TN? If you had, you would know better than to call us “orange clad, cousin mating, liquor still watching, shoe needing, overall wearing hillbillies.” Most of us have shoes, even if we don’t wear ‘em. I thought this forum was about football…and there are no better fans that at TN, you can’t argue with that. Only time will tell if Kiffin is what the football program needs.

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ROME DAWG

February 19th, 2009
6:27 pm

WITH THE WORD COMMITMENT,AND WITH ALL OF THE SCHOOL JUMPING THAT THE
COACHE’S DO,FOR THE BIGGEST CONTRACT,AND MONEY INVOLVED,WHAT ABOUT COACH RICHT,AND FOR THAT MATTER ALL COLLAGE COACHES, COMMIT TO THE
PLAYERS, THAT THEY RECUIT, TO BE AT THE SCHOOL UNTIL THAT GROUP OF
PLAYER’S FINISH SCHOOL.

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Carolina Jacket

February 20th, 2009
6:06 pm

Coach Richt certainly appears to have a classy approach to recruitment. And it is surely effective. He should certainly get credit for that. But, I’m not sure that UGA tends to hold off it offers more than other schools. Last year, at least 14 players were not only offered but committed before September. I assume that some of the others had been offered, but had not yet committed. They had a great year, but many were offered early — for what its worth.

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[...] is fine for the triple option. Jump to Comments For some reason, this post about what it means to commit by Michael Carvell at the AJ-C’s recruiting blog was relinked yesterday on the paper’s [...]

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Mikey

February 21st, 2009
8:36 am

I’d like to see the commitment go both ways.
The school has committed to the kid a free college education, so the commitment from the kid should be to stay and graduate.

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Gene

February 22nd, 2009
9:19 am

Most high school juniors are not capable of committing to anything, but there are exceptions. It would be better for everyone if colleges waited until after the recruit’s senior football season to offer scholarships. Offering a scholarship to a 10th grader is absurd. If the 10th grader in question is injured in high school and can’t play, will the school still honor the scholarship? I don’t think so.

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SEC fan

February 22nd, 2009
11:02 am

Michael,
Speaking of commitment, what is the latest on Orson Charles? Did USC become a serious contender after this weekend? When is he planning on announcing his decision? Tks.

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tiger7_88

February 22nd, 2009
1:47 pm

Hey, Coach Johnson… did you worry about the definition of “commitment” when you signed Jaybo Shaw in your 2008 signing class? You remember the kid… the one that had previously “committed” to Middle Tennessee State before you recruited him, had him “commit” to you, and sign him?

Seems to me like the definition of “commitment” isn’t something you need to be worrying about… what you should be doing is pulling out a dictionary and looking up the definition of “hypocrite”.

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Lil Indian

February 22nd, 2009
8:01 pm

Although the article was somewhat interesting, I was more intrigued by the photo of Michael Carvell… He is extremely hot!!

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[...] nowhere near retiring" Saw this posted on Cockytalk and thought I’d bring it here… Steve Spurrier tells Georgia’s top QB prospect he is nowhere near retirement | College Footbal… [...]

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tyler

February 23rd, 2009
1:33 am

why in the world would you want to play for that jerk?

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SOS

February 23rd, 2009
2:07 am

because he doesn’t want to play on Jaybo’s team, and UGA’s got leadership issues……

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Jack

February 23rd, 2009
3:42 am

Nowhere near retiring huh? Famous last words. When Carolina goes 4-8 this year, there will be a press conference called and Spurrier will say “its time to move on”. Book it.

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Sam

February 23rd, 2009
5:06 am

Why play for Spurrier who has done nothing since he left FL? Has he developed a big time QB while at USC? Going to USC is kinda like entering the witness relocation program.

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[...] what mediocrity does to a guy. Jump to Comments I could hardly believe my eyes when I read this this morning: … Spurrier pulled the prized prospect into his office and, during a lengthy [...]

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Bill

February 23rd, 2009
7:14 am

He’s got players now and he will get Garcia (or someone) playing QB effectively. He will also land Marcus Lattimore. Book that.

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[...] mcarvell wrote an interesting post today on Steve Spurrier tells Georgiaâ

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Bubba

February 23rd, 2009
7:42 am

Connor, remember the antics of Spurrier last year. He is not allowed to go to Tucker High School or Spartanburg (SC) High School. He has proved that his word is no good. Also do you want to play at a school that has all new assistant coaches? It does make you wonder why they all left Spurrier. Do you suppose that he has made remarks to them in private about how long he will be at Looserville? How many assistants have left UGA? Read between the lines…Spurrier WILL NOT BE AT USUCK AFTER THIS YEARS 6 AND 6 RECORD. Remember Spurrier’s famous remark after his QB threw an interception; “It was not your fault. It was my fault. I thought that you could make that pass.”

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hop

February 23rd, 2009
8:27 am

one never knows for sure what the ole ball coach will do,but i can understand why the young man might be interested, since georgia is loaded at qb and tech plays that weird offense.
there is no doubt, spurrier can coach and he does have the ideal job where he is not under any pressure!

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[...] Michael Carvell of the AJC reports that South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier told a top Georiga prep quarterback he is nowhere close to retiring. [...]

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BlueFootball

February 23rd, 2009
8:56 am

@ Sam, “Why play for Spurrier who has done nothing since he left FL? Has he developed a big time QB while at USC?”

What big time QB has Spurrier produced ANYWHERE?

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Jazzbo

February 23rd, 2009
8:58 am

Hey, Bubba, I do believe your sphincter muscle must be working overtime at the thought of SC kicking your bulldog arses again. Most people would admit that UGA has better athletes but Spurrier apparently gets more out of the material he has. “Lighten up, Francis.”

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thomas johnson

February 23rd, 2009
9:28 am

Yes, but how much longer can he go on having these poor seasons and losing to his only two rivals (UGA & Clemson) year after year. Steve is fun to watch but even the legends have to produce. http://www.wedgeorgia.com

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gatorman770

February 23rd, 2009
9:50 am

Ugay fans get over it, Steve “The Evil Genius” consistantly owned you in every game except the one Coach Donner one (and what did you do…got rid of him because he wasn’t a alum suck-up). If Florida’s President hadn’t disrespected him with a request for a resume (look in the trophy case for Steve’s resume) he’d be back there, stiiiiile owning the dogs!

Go Gators!

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GATORZONE

February 23rd, 2009
9:50 am

Bubba, the quote went… “It was my fault for recruiting you.”

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Supes

February 23rd, 2009
9:51 am

Name one QB that Spurrier has developed into decent NFL prospect? The Bachelor? The guy who started for the Falcons? The underachieving Rex Grossman? Come on, still waiting!

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VolMan

February 23rd, 2009
9:55 am

Retire? LOL! If he doesn’t start winning, south carolina fans will run him out of town. He’s been a bust up there so far. His old 1990s offense doesn’t work anymore. The Vols will beat USC easy this year.

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rlinaug

February 23rd, 2009
10:01 am

So, Spurrier says, “’I’m definitely staying until we accomplish more things at South Carolina … [and] I’m nowhere near retiring.’” Perhaps that’s an admission that SC is nowhere near accomplishing more things.

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[...] Michael Carvell of the AJC reports that South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier told a top Georiga prep quarterback he is nowhere close to retiring. [...]

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Freehawk

February 23rd, 2009
11:11 am

Yeah, the vols will beat somebody this year. I didn’t know this was the funny papers. As for UGA, they inspire no fear in USC, even when they squeak by like this past season’s game.

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3volpaul

February 23rd, 2009
11:32 am

Kid could major in ego. SC is as good as they will ever be.

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SEC fan

February 23rd, 2009
12:03 pm

The kid (understandably) ask Spurrier the wrong question. He should have asked what the chances were of the old coach getting fired in the next 2 years. Spurrier simply cannot leave QBs alone and he just cannot develop QBs. From what I know of Ga. Tech., they might be good for the kid as long as he doesn’t want to pass the ball. Why would he want to compete with his brother at GT anyway?

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anonymous

February 23rd, 2009
1:15 pm

If you knew the kid like i did you would know that he is a big time competitor and loves to prove ppl wrong! He sees an oppurtunity where he might be able to change things around. And for GT fans, Connor is a spread QB not a triple-option QB. His highschool runs the triple but it is out of the shotgun. Connor is a smart kid, he knows what he is doing and knows that coaches will tell him anything to get him interested but it seems like to me, he is taking in his recruiting process and if he likes USC then hope all for the best!

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Coz109

February 23rd, 2009
1:17 pm

Sounds like WVU would probably be the best fit for this kid. They run version of the spread w/more passing. With Pat White gone, he may even have a chance to play as a freshman.

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gdawginkalamazoo

February 23rd, 2009
4:23 pm

If Spurrier is waiting to accomplish something at SC he will be at SC longer than Paterno has been at Penn State.

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DawginLex

February 23rd, 2009
4:31 pm

Spurrier no longer scares anyone in Athens. His best days are history. 1-3 against Richt and counting. They might not score on UGA at all this year.

KARMA RULES !

You can’t treat people the way he does and continue to get away with it !!!!!!

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Bubba

February 23rd, 2009
5:03 pm

The University of South Carolina where mediocrity is the rule and moral victories are counted as wins. GO COOTS!

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Bill

February 23rd, 2009
5:14 pm

All of you Dawg fans should first learn to spell (it is spelled, D O G, btw), and then you might want to stop celebrating your national championship before the first game is played. Say what you will about USC, but we’re well aware that our teams have been historically mediocre. Yet somehow, every year we play UGA, our mediocre team plays well enough to beat you.

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Jim

February 23rd, 2009
5:39 pm

What did Coach Quitter say just before quitting on the Skins?

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Jeff

February 23rd, 2009
7:01 pm

Wow, the georgia and ut fans running off at the mouth… If either of the teams recall ut lost last year to USC, Georgia just got by and lost the year before at home so if we are so slack of a team what does that say for yall. SOS can still out coach either of your coaches.

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SOS

February 23rd, 2009
7:11 pm

Finally, a fair and balance SC article on the AJC website!

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Jesus

February 23rd, 2009
7:14 pm

Spurrier has a better record at SC against the SEC Eastern Division than Georgia or Tennessee the last two years and is 2-2 against both…Leg humpers and Orange Prison Suit Guys: Your time cometh and that time is now!

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Jay

February 23rd, 2009
7:16 pm

He’ll never quit until he wins at least one SEC championship. His competitive nature won’t allow him to. The fans won’t run him out of town, because, quite frankly, they never had more success than under him. They are still working out some major kinks, but they are not far away from finally breaking through.

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Andy

February 23rd, 2009
8:15 pm

The ‘Ole Ball Coach will lead the Gamecocks to the SEC title this year and next year they will be NCAA champs. Mark my words.

Go Cocks!

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Lou

February 23rd, 2009
9:03 pm

South Carolina is loaded and under the radar for 2009. Let’s keep it that way!

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Swat

February 24th, 2009
12:01 am

There sure are a lot of worried people responding to this one thread.
SOS still has the power to scare people.To see the new facilities
he is responsible for and the recruiting hanging around the top ten
every year is kind of scary.People use to say he could not recruit,
I guess he has made them find something else to say about him.

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DawgBone 2

February 24th, 2009
3:34 am

Marcus Lattimore has secretly committed to Georgia. He did it last summer, real early like AJ Green.

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edward cantrell

February 24th, 2009
5:07 am

i would have to say aj johnson. i mean he’s only a sophmore and he’s already like 6′2 220 4.65 forty time. the only thing i hear he needs to work on is he seems to be a little stiff in the hips(comparison: jarvis jones) which he has plenty of time to work on and improve and make a strength since he’s only a sophmore. imagine wat he’d be when he’s a senior! speed and strength will be improved and he’s still growing! wouldnt doubt if he is 6′4 235 by the time his senior year comes around. this past year he had 160 tackles and was named a second team all-american by maxpreps. i know his brother but i dont really know him since he’s like 3 or 4 years younger. but i think my case has been made here. lol. oh and here’s a pic

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edward cantrell

February 24th, 2009
5:10 am

guess u cant upload pics on here but oh well i tried

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griffdawg1

February 24th, 2009
7:40 am

IT IS ARTICLES LIKE THIS THAT IS ESCALATING THIS DISTURBING TREND. We should not give these kids any press at all. Wher do you think all this sense of entitlement is coming from? Stop covering these stories. I also think we will see a trend of school’s pulling their offers when someone better developes in their senior season. It all so sad!!

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griffdawg1

February 24th, 2009
8:06 am

No response Carvell???? Hmmm…interesting !!! Oh and for you mr. cantrell, you are either this guys long lost stepdad or you are working as his secret agent!! Just shut up you fool!!!

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griffdawg1

February 24th, 2009
8:19 am

Oh and you forgot to mention that the real reason UCF is trying to move into Ga. is because of George O’Lie…rie!!

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Russell

February 24th, 2009
8:54 am

yeah, didn’t he tell another recruit that it was no problem for him to wear #2 (which was retired)….how’s that one working out?

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SEC fan

February 24th, 2009
9:25 am

Michael,
Again, what is the status of Orson Charles? Is USC in the picture for real now? Tks.

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Pi$$onaDAWG

February 24th, 2009
9:31 am

There is a 3 yr old in my childs daycare class that can catch a football aready. So, should I tell his parents to start sending tape to colleges?

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cock and fire

February 24th, 2009
10:10 am

spurrier is 1-3 vs each of clemson, uga and u/f and 2-2 vs u/t while at usc

but 4 of the 6 losses to uga and clemtech were decided in the last minute of the game and could have gone either way

not a moral victory but the writing is on the wall: usc is more competitive under spurrier than they’ve ever been and gaining ground on the faltering “powers” of the sec

florida will take a step back w/out harvin this year and will really be simply above avg. when tebow ascends to the heavens after 09

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GA Tech Insider

February 24th, 2009
10:40 am

griffdawg1, I would agree with you on your assessment of escalating these offers. I realize tracking these kids is important, but this is getting ridiculous. The next thing they’ll want is for an early signing period for incoming players for the coming season, and then to move that early signing period up to cover the rising Juniors as well.

Between than and the time these kids get ready to head off to School, several of the programs may have changed Head Coaches, styles of Offense or Defense, signed other players that would impact their playing time, etc. It’s getting crazy.

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TGIG

February 24th, 2009
11:05 am

Connor you obviously know that there are lots of people that make some really dumb comments on message boards. South Carolina is rising and will be a major player in the SEC for many years to come, whether UGA and UT fans like it ot not. This past year has strengthened SOS’ resolve and he has made the necessary changes to get fresh blood on his coaching staff. The facilities are really on the rise and talent continues to flow in.

Let the naysayers say what they will, but South Carolina will have the final word!

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Dutch

February 24th, 2009
11:09 am

I would guess that Paul Johnson will start to hurt Richt’s “dominance” of the State of Georgia. More importantly, however, is that Nick Saban is moving into Georgia faster than General Sherman. Alabama is a legitimate threat, especially since it will take at least four years to erase the butt-beating they humiliated us with on the largest viewed television audience in Atlanta history. Richt should really consider NEVER talking about what uniforms we’re going to wear EVER AGAIN. The talk of the “red out” for the Florida game turned out about as well as the “black out” for Bama. The other team worries about kicking our tails and we’re worried about how we look in our jerseys. Pathetic. Richt better get focused on recruiting and wining and nothing else. Just my opinion.

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sam wingate

February 24th, 2009
11:48 am

georgia has 8 or 9 straight top ten recruiting class in a row and struggle to beat us every year with our mediocre talent. explain that to everyone. sounds like you are being out coached.

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78 DAWG

February 24th, 2009
11:50 am

The ones that sign with the DAWGS are the best ones. The others are losers.

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LSU fan

February 24th, 2009
11:56 am

Dutch, You know what opinions are like. You Techies are still afraid to identify yourselves on the blogs. You beat UGA last year so some of you actually state your allegiance to GT. Others of you still hide after the 3-38 humiliation you provided the country with in the Chicken Bowl. Bama didn’t do any better in their bowl game either. If you think UGA and Richt are pathetic, don’t watch. I am sure they will all get over losing your attention some day. Saban can recruit anywhere he wants, TIgers gonna kick his tail this year and for the next several years.

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griffdawg1

February 24th, 2009
12:05 pm

GA TECH Insider, all this is true which is why in cases of changing coaching staffs, NCAA is leaning more towards allowing kids out of their signed LOI. I don’t disagree with an early signing period for kids graduating early as for Juniors, I don’t see the point!

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Michael Carvell

February 24th, 2009
12:21 pm

GA Tech Insider: I agree with a lot of things you’re saying. Something doesn’t feel right about kids getting offered earlier and earlier. As we all know, these 2011 kids are no trendsetters. Chris Leak was offered by Wake Forest in the eighth grade. Click on the below link to read about a 12-year old QB (2015 prospect) who is already being “monitored” by colleges …

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/11375455

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bigtime

February 24th, 2009
2:16 pm

South Carolina is a program that is on the rise. Spurrier is steadily bringing in talent..it’s just a matter of getting all of the pieces into place and bam!

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Bebop

February 24th, 2009
2:53 pm

No qb prospects? How about Danny Warful (sp?) who won a heisman trophy under Spurrier…

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harleydude

February 24th, 2009
3:29 pm

georgia should be ashamed, having all the athletes they have and getting the crap beat out of them by florida, alabama, ga tech etc . they are rated preseason no 1 and end up out of the top 10 with top 10 recruiting classes every year. a crock. hey, they have lost to tennessee 2 out of the last 3 years.

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GW

February 24th, 2009
7:04 pm

Coaches offering sophs might not even be at the school in 3 years, especially assistant coaches. CRAZY

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edward cantrell

February 24th, 2009
9:34 pm

griffdawg wat i wrote had nothing to do with you and i can write watever i want. you are totally irrelevant! i was responding to the story so if u dont like it oh well. and im neither his long lost stepdad or his agent. how the hell can he have an agent at 16? get a life u dork!

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Michael Carvell

February 25th, 2009
2:35 am

The one thing that speaks to me, no SCREAMS at me, is that “4.0 GPA.” I never thought I would say this … but if you’re a kid (yikes, even a freshman) who is one of the best players (five teammates signed D1 on Feb. 4) on one of the best teams (Tucker won the Class AAAA championship) in one of the USA’s best states for high school football … and he has a 4.0, that’s pretty much an automatic scholarship offer.

GEORGIA TECH and Stanford offered on Tuesday …. Who will be next? Alabama? Clemson?

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Your daddy

February 25th, 2009
3:02 am

LMAO. I see a bunch of scared people posting. UT fans your record last year? Thanks now STFU.Your score against USC?Thanks STFU

We are about to sign the top 3 players in SC for 2010 …Lattimore,Quarles,Cann. killed it in state last year! Tons of young talent.More talent than has EVER worn a Gamecock UNI…..WE ARE COMING FOR YOU

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cj

February 25th, 2009
9:24 am

Have you not heard of Isaiah Crowell soph running back for carver-columbus. he already has offers from Lsu, Fla, and others. He is the #1 rated soph running back in country.

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elmo lewis

February 25th, 2009
9:49 am

Wilcox County QB Nick Marshall will be highly recruited in both football and basketball.

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Freehawk

February 25th, 2009
10:25 am

Thanks, Dawg fans, for picaresque comedy. Very witty if you are only posing as inarticulate fools. Keep up the good comments.

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Jimmy Sessions

February 25th, 2009
1:36 pm

If the boy is smart,he will not go to Gamecock country.Spurrier will not be able to win at USC because he does not know how to instill character and discipline in his players.

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Brian

February 25th, 2009
5:07 pm

GAWJA fans are hilarious. Asking about SOS QB’s that progress into the next level. Just remember Heisman hopefuls Quincy Carter (5 int’s vs USC to start that campaign) and Crap Stafford, who will be a monster bust with no leadership., Shockley, Greene. Monster NFL talent there.

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Recruitnik

February 26th, 2009
12:06 am

So let me understand this. He will in the future be sending players over to florida. That really isn’t what he should be doing. He should allow the kids to make the decision themselves. Seems he is under fire from gator fans who don’t like seeing players leave. Who gives a care? Gator fans need to shut their pie holes and let these kids go where they want. I don’t care whether it’s texas, uga, tenneseee, etc.. it’s a player’s right to make a decision without their head coach under fire from local fans to force him to pressure his kids to go to Florida.

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bh

February 26th, 2009
6:09 am

I am a big Georgia fan, and I feel Mark Richt does a very good job getting “most” of the big stars in the state of GA; however, many young kids go to out of state schools for various reasons. I think the FL fans are being pretty arrogant to put heat on a high school coach like that. Should not be happening!

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February 26th, 2009
6:35 am

[...] because their school missed out on signing Aaron Murray and Orson Charles.  But if Urban Meyer is this pissy about something like that, good [...]

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ugahypocrates

February 26th, 2009
7:52 am

Georgia fans are hypocrates for talking crap about UF fans who are upset about Chartles leaving the State. How quickly you forget reactions of your peers to Greg Reid, Omar Hunter, and Jarvis Jones. All fans are the same. That said I would guess that the pressure is overblown. Venture over to any UF boards and you don’t see comments about any expectations that b/c he is from Florida he should choose a Florida school.

Also as far as the coach saying that he would send kids to UF, he wasn’t being literal. Take off the UGA homer glasses and you know exactly what he meant.

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get a life people

February 26th, 2009
8:00 am

Grown men who get pissy over an 18 year old kids choice of which college to attend really, really need to get a grip.

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dawes

February 26th, 2009
8:21 am

JimDawg

February 26th, 2009
8:34 am

I thought Omar Hunter tried to get a UGA scholarship and at the time UGA didn’t have any left for defensive linemen. That’s when Omar went over to UF. I do wish however that he had gone to UGA. He is a nice player for any school.

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dawes

February 26th, 2009
8:37 am

i think coach urban meyer is jealous of the georgia bulldogs he is cry baby he rank the score in the miami game then wanted to cry when the georgia players went on the field after they made a touchdown i don.t think what georgia did was wrong so fla get over it and stop crying

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knoxdawg

February 26th, 2009
8:55 am

It really is an article about nothing. You have coaches in Georgia who probably push UGA on kids. It is the same every where you look. There will always be kids who want to leave the state to play ball. Can you blame them for wanting to broaden their horizons? We all wish we had that kind of opportunity when we were that age. There are so many prospects in Florida and Georgia that neither UF, UGA, FSU or Miami can sign them all. We live in a global economy so why would anyone think that recruiting would not follow the same suit. We live in a mobile society that covers the whole United States so why not go see what life is like elsewhere.

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Steve

February 26th, 2009
9:13 am

What’s a hypocrate? Is that a crate to carry hippos?

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Jazzbo

February 26th, 2009
9:17 am

Dawes, are we correct in assuming English is neither your first nor second language? On second thought, I’ll bet you are a UGA alumnus. That has to be the reason for your screwball post.

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James

February 26th, 2009
9:29 am

Funny that the jawja fans are ignoring what the article say. It says the PHS coach is getting heat from fan bases from ALL 3 of the big 3 in Florida. He specifically says that “However, the Gators carry the most powerful voice because they are the reigning champs.”

It doesn’t mean that Gator Nation is beating this guys door down or calling him out on message boards.

but keep singling out UF fans and keep showing that reading comprehension is not a common trait amongst many of you.

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PTC DAWG

February 26th, 2009
9:33 am

I’ve always been one to think the PLAYERS should make the decisions. And I’ve always said, anyone calling out a High School player on these blogs for his decisions, well, they are an IDIOT.

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Chucklin' N Paradise

February 26th, 2009
9:55 am

Sounds like a lot of whistlin’ past the graveyard from a lot of folks.
You’re all looking up at the Gators and hoping. Our entire 2 deep on defense returns. You know the one that held the Vols to 6 pts., the dawgs to 10 pts and the Cocks to 6 points.
Hell, even the mighty 60 points a game Sooners only managed 14. Some of y’all might be hoping just to score period.
Enjoy the back seat fellas. The SEC beatdown starts with Goatboy and the Whiffins this Sept. in the Swamp and will end with a 3rd NC in 4 years. Y’all have a nice day now.

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Music City Dawg

February 26th, 2009
10:19 am

The state of Florida has so many great prospects. UF can’t get all of them. So he didn’t get the two from Plant? Who cares? They’ll still be good. Moving on…

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Haha

February 26th, 2009
10:58 am

Yeah, Urban is really jealous of Richt. I bet he really wanted to have his record last year. UF is the clear leader in the east and will continue to be. So UF loses out on two good players from Florida. UGA recruits well every year. Do you think that Richt was a little mad about Jarvis Jones and Greg Reid leaving the state? I bet he was. So does that mean that he has a “strained” relationship with those high school coaches?

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longtimesecfan

February 26th, 2009
11:05 am

to dawes and others of his ilk:
you know as much about the facts as I do about nuclear physics:
1.Meyer has said nothing-all is speculation by H.S. coach
2.Meyer didn’t run up score Miami just couldnt hold it down
(same as 49-10)
3.you dont think it wrong that ugay team went on field after
TD-read the rules sonny -SEC and NCA say it is.
4. summary: ugahippocrates said it well above.

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rec Dawg

February 26th, 2009
11:55 am

Let the recruits decide what is the best fit for them in football, education and whatever other criteria they have. This HS coach should help the kids with the process, but he shouldn’t be steering kids to one school just becuase he likes them. He isn’t playing there, they are.

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vandy

February 26th, 2009
12:23 pm

wow did a UF fan just call UGA fans ignorant?

Black pot, let me introduce you to the kettle….

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vandy

February 26th, 2009
12:25 pm

hippo-crates.

too funny.

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Brad

February 26th, 2009
2:04 pm

Well, so far this story carries the distinction of being the greatest non-story of the off season. Congratulations AJC!! And I think it’s funny to hear all fans of hating Florida chime in on how Urban Meyer has in some way lost a battle here. UF was always considered a long shot for this kid anyway… I feel quite certain that Meyer will not be losing any sleep over this kid. In fact, he’ll likely sleep quite well knowing that he is returning his entire two-deep roster on what is now a championship level defense. And did I mention that Tim Tebow is returning?

And Dawes?… We Gator fans officially got over the whole dispicable display of unsportmanlike conduct from the 07 game when we stomped UGA into the Jax turf to the tune of 49-10, went on to do the same to the rest of the teams on our schedule, won the SEC title, and won the National Championship after that. And wasn’t UGA the team that started the season # 1? Oh, that’s right… you guys faceplanted in that endeavor.

Go Gators!!

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vandy

February 26th, 2009
2:09 pm

hey Brad I’m glad you guys finally got over it. Now we dont have to hear the whining anymore then, right?

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jeff

February 26th, 2009
2:21 pm

wow, “dawe” is that supposed to be “dawg”. We did get over it, you’re the one living in the moment two years ago.

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jeff

February 26th, 2009
2:22 pm

lately the “Big 3″ in Florida has been UF, USF, and UCF.

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[...] the lead but you never can tell with these things.  Regardless of how Urban Meyer feels about it, Tampa Plant HS HC Robert Weiner says, “My only agenda right now is for the kids at Plant High. It’s about the kids. I support [...]

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Brad

February 26th, 2009
2:50 pm

Hey Vandy!! I’m so glad you liked my comment. So, I guess it’s safe to assume that you’re a fan of the mighty Commodores. Congratulations on your first bowl appearance since 1982… what a proud tradition!!

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[...] anything, but this slightly bizarre item from the Atlanta Journal Constitution indicates that the relationship between Urban Meyer and Tampa Plant head coach Robert Weiner is becoming/is already strained. Even after several reads of the article, it’s tough to tell [...]

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Michael Carvell

February 26th, 2009
3:19 pm

How important was Orson Charles to the Florida Gators? On signing day, Urban Meyer said that he would like to sign one more. Per NCAA rules, Meyer couldn’t say names, but the likely candidate was Orson Charles, according to the Florida media. How important is O.C. to Georgia? On signing day Mark Richt went out of the way hint at WR Marlon Brown (who signed with UGA) and Charles …

“I’d still be excited about another wide receiver … that’s kind of tall,” Richt said on Feb. 4. “You know, another tight end … who is a mismatch for linebackers and safeties, I would be pretty excited about that … We could really use that about right now, if you catch my drift.”

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Brad

February 26th, 2009
3:31 pm

Hey Carvell… not really sure why the UF angle is such a story for you. I have two words in response to your post… Aaron Hernandez… Meyer already has a stellar tight end and knows he has next year to find one to coach up… Charles was not a priority like Andre Debose in light of Percy Harvin’s departure… Thx!!

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Michael Carvell

February 26th, 2009
4:59 pm

Brad: Thanks for your response. UGA signed one player from Plant High School, Aaron Murray, and is in the running for another. On your opinion on Florida’s recruiting priorities ie Aaron Hernandez, I have to agree with you there.

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Ga Gator

February 26th, 2009
8:08 pm

Hey Dawgs listen up…Let’s think about this..Who put pressure on a certain wide reciever…ummm Fred Gibson..It is well documented that Ga put the full court press on him and made him feel bad about commitment to Fla..I also know for a fact that Aarron Murray wanted to go to Flordia but it was about playing time with Tim Tebow,John Brantley,and Cam Newton before he got kicked off…E

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hmanvolfan

February 27th, 2009
1:16 am

Just keep running your mouths, albeit you have to use them for breathing.

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brick

February 27th, 2009
1:43 am

Ga Gator, I really doubt you know anything for a fact about Arron Murray’s recruitment other than what you read. Didn’t Cam leave, Tim is a rising Sr and will be gone, John is the only qb underclassman on the UF roster. Seems to me that would be the place to go, UGA has a Sr as well, a rising Soph and will be bringing in 2 highly rated qb in this class. So you trying to imply Murray was afraid to compete looks like nothing more than sour grapes.

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Joe Cox's Half Brother's Cousin's Friend's Friend

February 27th, 2009
2:27 am

Brick to Ga Gator: “So you trying to imply Murray was afraid to compete looks like nothing more than sour grapes.”

–Bingo.

Murray’s going to have all he can handle at UGA, which says a lot about his drive to compete.

He sure talks like a winner though.

Check out ESPN on April 11th to see him in action. You might see Orson Charles catching a few passes from him too…

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Joe Cox's Half Brother's Cousin's Friend's Friend

February 27th, 2009
2:29 am

Hippo-crates.

–Love that.

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February 27th, 2009
7:39 am

[...] Players Leaving Florida Strained friendship between Urban Meyer and Florida high school coach | College Football Recruiting [...]

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petethegator

February 27th, 2009
9:45 am

The kids probably do not want to have to study…so they go to Georgia. Florida has plenty of other kids to recruit.

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Al Davis

February 27th, 2009
10:51 am

FRED: However, the next 5 games are UF, Ohio (easy win), Auburn, UGA and Bama. UT will loose 4 of those 5, with at least the UF, UGA and Bama games being blow outs.

Obviously Fred does not realize Chizik was Iowa State’s Head Honcho Big 12 Whipping Boy Last Year so how does Auburn beat UT? UGA lost two of their stars. UGA was basically the Stafford and Running Back show so where is the offense gonna come from? Seems to me some fo the homers are writing bigger checks than Kiffin has!!!

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Ura Smartone

February 27th, 2009
11:34 am

Congratulations, you just reported on what Tennessee fans have known for the past 2+ months.

The ones that label Lane Kiffin as an idiot are basically saying one of a few things:

A.) I am really scared at what Lane Kiffin is doing up (or down) there in Tennessee and so I am venting my frustrations through ignorant comments.
B.) I take media coverage for face value and have a resounding incapability of thinking for myself.
C.) It’s nice to finally call Lane Kiffin an idiot as opposed to everyone calling ME an idiot.

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Eric

February 27th, 2009
11:53 am

He may be unconventional in his methods but when is the last time you heard this many people talking
about the VOLS and gator, bammers, and Dawg fans are obviously worried or else they wouldn’t even say anything.

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AtlantaGator86

February 27th, 2009
1:21 pm

Brick:

I agree Murray wasn’t scared of competition at UF, he just liked UGA better. But for the record, we got a good QB in this class in Jordan Reed and another already in next year’s class in Trey Burton. So Brantley won’t be the only QB on roster.

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Vol1998

February 27th, 2009
1:22 pm

To all you Gaators, if you go back and talk to the previous schools that Urbane has been, I think the word liar might be in bold letters. Not only are his statements published, he repeated them often. As for UGA, I like coach Richt…have nothing to say about him or the team. As for Satan…..I mean Saban, come on, your telling me this guy has not bent the truth a few times……PLEASE. Alabama has made a living on hiring…….less than honest coaches, they would sell Bear Bryant’s soul if it meant getting a NC.

Let’s wait for the games to begin in the Fall, If I have my facts correct, I believe everyone will be gunning for Urbane and Mr. Tebow (he is a good kid and QB), but nothing is sweeter than taking down the champ…..Let the games begin!!!

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renegade

February 27th, 2009
2:24 pm

Its called having a choice some chose Fla some chose UGA You choose to make yourself happy.I reckon most of these kids are happy with their choice if they aren’t they’ll choose another school and transfer.I don’t guess any of these guys let their coach pick a school for them I know I wouldn’t. Anyway there are plenty of five star players to go around.YALL QUIT CRYIN

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William

February 27th, 2009
3:22 pm

Florida has missed out on hordes of recruits from the state of Florida. It hasn’t stifled our success. The fact is there are so many top notched programs in the neighborhood and then there are great national recruiters like TOSU.

We are blessed to be deep in talent on both sides of the ball. Recruits see that and only the ones that are patient or who area that good are going to commit to our program.

You show me a kid who commits to an arch rival of Florida’s when that school’s program has won only one SEC championship in the past 20 years, and I’ll show you a kid who in all likelihood did not think he could cut it at Florida or did not have the patience to wait to make his impact.

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Preston

February 27th, 2009
4:01 pm

If Spurrier is going to stay until SC wins an SEC championship he better live to be 200 years old. Nobody seems to want to go to Columbia. If anyone can do more with less talent, it’s Spurrier. They just can’t get over the hump.

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William

February 27th, 2009
4:08 pm

For those of you who argue that Murray will have to compete just as much for a starting position at Georgia as he would have for Florida, you are missing the point.

Murray is an in state recruit. He opted to go to a rival of a program located in his home state that has beaten the school that he committed to something like 15 out of the last 17 times they’ve played. Name one prize recruit from Georgia who committed to Florida the same year that Georgia won a national championship? The answer is there weren’t any. Not one. Ergo the strained relationship. Though it is probably not the case, a casual observer could easily surmise that there either is not enough fostering of state pride at that high school, or the players are not being taught about the history of the rivalry.

It would be one thing if your in state school never actively recruited you or waited until last minute. You could justify an opting out of state scenario (even to a rival of a school from your home state) for recruits who wanted to play for a program that had won two of the last three national championships because they craved the championship atmosphere.

But to opt out to a program which arguably over the past 15 years in the SEC has been the third best team in the SEC East and perhaps the 5 best in the SEC overall is borderline inexplicable. Over the last 20 years there have been 7 national championships awarded to SEC schools. Eight if you count Auburn. Georgia has not won one. When you have a conference that has a 40% winning rate of national championships over a twenty year period, you start to appreciate that football is serious business in the SEC. Tack on two championships from FSU and two from Miami and southern schools have won close to half of the naitonal championships in the last 20 years. Florida schools have won 7 of the last 20 national championships alone.

Why? Putting aside blessings which we all get in one form or another, SEC schools keep their players home.

Murray would not have started next year at Florida. End of story. Charles assuming Hernandez stays another year would not have started at Florida either. They both have a chance at starting next year at Georgia. It is the difference between having a chance and having no chance that Florida fans believe influenced at least Murray’s decision (we don’t have Charles’ decision yet but it won’t be USC you can bet that). Since we really don’t know the inside scoop on Charles, it would be inappropriate to speculate that there were qualification issues.

Jordan Reed on the other hand, knowing that he isn’t going to supplant John Brantley next year. Nevertheless he and Desmond Parks committed to a program that has demonstrated a current championship tradition, and they will be afforded the luxury of not having to sink or swim or be relegated to the bench because of some other recruit who happened to out perform them in practice.

Tim Tebow who deserved his second Heisman waited patiently to get his turn and the rest is history. Either Murray didn’t feel he could cut it or he wasn’t willing to wait. Whichever is the case, it will be Reed who will be backing up a 5 star recruit who learned from a Heisman winner (and runner up) next year not Murray. It will be Parks and not Charles who will be backing up a 5 star TE and one of the stars of the last BCS championship game in Hernandez (if he stays).

I suspect that when Meyer sees the dividends that such decisions on the part of Reed and Parks pay he won’t be upset with Plant HS for long.

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Bleeding Orange

February 27th, 2009
9:59 pm

Other SEC schools are scared because of the unknown. Cry all you whinners.

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Marvin Walker

February 28th, 2009
1:25 am

I graduated from Plant High and Florida before most of you guys were born, and ended up in Atlanta. Sure, I hated for Urban to lose two hot prospects. You never really know how your recruit class will end up, and who you will need year-after-next.

Many recruits want to play ball close to home and family, these two thought differently. I doubt that their coach or anyone else could change their mind. I attended Plant when Rick Cresares? attendend Jefferson and then Florida. I heard several times that Rick and his mother were under great pressure for him to stay in state. I loved his football and basketball skills, but thought it was terrible that he couldn’t go where he really wanted to. These boys were smart to follow their heart.

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Marvin Walker

February 28th, 2009
1:26 am

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Michael Carvell

February 28th, 2009
6:12 am

William: That’s deep. That might be post of the year. Please come back and post again.

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Dawg fan

February 28th, 2009
7:17 am

Michael,
NCAA announced 5 scholarship penalty for New Mexico academic cheating violation involving 3 football players. Florida State had cheating involving 20 to 30 some players and no announced penalties by NCAA. Could the NCAA be laying off FSU so Bowden doesn’t get penalized his last year of coaching? That many players cheating sure sounds like an ‘out of control’ program. What gives?

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Too Easy

February 28th, 2009
8:45 am

William: Do come back, but with way fewer words.

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peyton

February 28th, 2009
10:10 am

how are an alabama fan and a tick the same?

They can live off a dead bear for 30 yeaars.

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Honest Lee

February 28th, 2009
4:27 pm

The premise that Kiffen did all this intentionally would make sense if it weren’t for a few facts. The most notable is that in accusing Meyer of recruiting violations regarding Richardson, he threw the kid’s high school and his entire hometown under the bus with nasty comments about it being a hick town. If Kiffen were so calculating as to plan out the full impact of his words, he probably wouldn’t have scorched the earth in Pahokee and ended his hopes for any future recruits from there. Kiffen’s just a loud mouth – don’t give him any more credit than he’s due.

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Honest Lee

February 28th, 2009
4:30 pm

UT 0
UF 70

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waltvol

February 28th, 2009
5:32 pm

First observation: Tonythegayturd, I’d bet multiple paychecks you’re not more than fifteen years old, and your extreme puerility is matched only by your ignorance of football.

Second observation: Purdue was ranked in the top ten schools in the country on offense for six of Chaney’s ten years there; they lost because they had a sieve for a defense, and the last time I checked the OC doesn’t have much to do with the defense.

Third observation: If you really are bottomlessly stupid enough to suggest that Monte Kiffin, regardless of what you think of his son, is anything other than one of the most highly-regarded DC’s in the history of the NFL, well, then, you’re just a loudmouth punk running off your mouth to hear yourself talk and your ignorance of football is laughable.

Final observation: Kiffin has done some things that could easily be judged to be blunders. And yet every new article I read on recruiting seems to mention a top 2010 prospect mentioning the Vols very favorably. Only the fan of a rival SEC school consumed with blind fear that our powerhouse staff may actually live up to its billing, could find a way to dismiss the fact that we are getting a lot of attention from top recruits, more than we’ve had in years.

Lastly: all you buffoons who talk as though the Vols were some I-AA program that’s never had a winning season, put down the crack pipes and stop spouting idiocy for millions of people to see. We played in the SEC championship fourteen months ago, and were tied with the soon-to-be NC’s in the fourth quarter. Fred, you’re mentally retarded if you think UT will EVER be blown out four times in one year, with ANY coach. Has never happened in the history of the program, and ain’t gonna start now. To even suggest that Auburn will blow us out makes it an even bet you’re probably Tonygayturd’s junior high buddy. Go play in traffic.

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waltvol

February 28th, 2009
5:34 pm

Oh, and one more thing: Kiffin did fire people. The administration just hired them back in different capacities. Here again, don’t bother with silly little things like facts when you have a chance to make a complete a*s of yourself by spouting lies.

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Bulldawg Billy

March 1st, 2009
9:08 am

Kiffin-Shmiffin!!! What a J-O-K-E joke.He was a cheap hire made quickly in an effort smooth Fulmer’s release.LK will be as successful at UT as he was with the Raiders.I personally like UT’s choice though,Fulmer was hell on UGA.

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TD

March 1st, 2009
9:19 am

What a joke Tennessee has hired as a head coach. This guy is unreal and obviously does not know rules. How many people will UT hire to keep this guy under control?

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Bulldawg Billy

March 1st, 2009
9:51 am

Spurrier crowed alot at UF and was able to back it up with superior instate fla. recruiting.Ol’big mouth has only managed to be average at best when the talent pool playing field is level.

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Maybe this Kid...........

March 1st, 2009
10:16 pm

liked The University of Georgia better? Plenty of good players have left Georgia for other programs, and probably should have. Plenty have liked UF better. UF is a fine school and there is nothing wrong with that. The difference is that Georgia doesn’t have a coach who refers to himself in the third person to complain of “strained relationships”.

Let’s get a few basic things out of the way…….

First of all, THERE IS NO NATIONAL CHAMPION in D1A college football and there never has been. The NCAA does not award them. Notre Dame, UGA, UF, Michigan, Alabama, LSU, etc all have the same number, which is ZERO, because it’s not sanctioned or recognized by the NCAA. The AP poll, and the cutey pie BCS are a nice destraction, but they’re a fraud. National Championships don’t exist in college football.

Secondly, the heisman is a fraud and it’s always been a fraud. There is no consistency or credibility to the award. You can’t cheer when a guy from a 9-4 team wins the heisman because of inflated stats, and then complain the next year when he doesn’t win because his stats weren’t up to par. It’s either one way or the other.

And further, Florida has had a great run since 1990, but catch up…………….47-38-4 (on the field), 12-8 SECC (on the field), and then talk.

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NewJersey

March 2nd, 2009
8:33 am

Richt at UGA would never do anything like that to motivate or fire a kid up or just have fune. Instead he would just promise a kid a certain jersey number. And then he would take the team for a swim and do a flip from the high dive. There is sooooo much difference in him and other coaches.

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coladawg

March 2nd, 2009
8:38 am

That just sounds insane.

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Love the State of Georgia

March 2nd, 2009
8:39 am

Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, or any other schools outside the state of Georgia SHOULD NOT get any press on the AJC or any other publications in Georgia. Only UGA, GT, GSU, & etc should get press. Don’t give these outside states’ schools any press. Matter of fact, take all the special (outside) schools’ logos off the Georgia plates.

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Bubba

March 2nd, 2009
8:41 am

WOW! Just like 12 year old kids at summer camp. Sounds like the councelors are out of control.

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GA Tech Insider

March 2nd, 2009
8:46 am

All that bravado sounds well and good; something like Dabo Sweeny might do at Clemson. At the end of the day, however, X’s and O’s on the field win games.

Anyone can inflate a balloon with a bunch of hot air or helium. The question is, once the balloon gets airborne, can you actually pilot it or control, or is it going to sail away on its own. If you can’t, then what good is all that effort?

Give me a good strategist any day; someone who will get the most out of his team; someone who can make adjustments during the games; someone who is creative in his game plans; someone who can control his emotions and his team. That’s someone who will win consistently. That’s someone who will maintain the respect of his players.

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Smyrna Man

March 2nd, 2009
8:50 am

U-T, wild boys … U-T, wild boys … U-T wild boys.
ER-IC BE-RRY

Change the AJC to TJC… Love It

U-T, wild boys … U-T, wild boys … U-T wild boys

New Sheriff intown boys and girls of Jawjaw and his name is Lane Kiffin

Sounds like a bunch of scared dawgs crying over spilt milk this morning

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Chuck

March 2nd, 2009
8:57 am

“Love the State of GA”….I hate to break it to you, but if the AJC considers itself to be more than just a state newspaper, it has to include other school’s news.(especially the SEC). I am a Bama fan, with a daughter at Auburn, and there are large numbers of GA kids in school at both. Try not to take yourself, and the game of football, so seriously. Whether a team from the state of Georgia wins or loses, I will still take all bets that the sun will come up the next day…..That realization comes with age/maturity. Regarding UT, Kiffin’s time in Knoxville will be entertaining, to say the least. He’s “all in” with these levels of theatrics, with Orgeron leading the show. He will “live or die” by this stuff…I suspect the latter.

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HMMM

March 2nd, 2009
9:13 am

FLOYD, it sounds like you are the one that got excited about the no shirts fiasco. you mentioned it first thing.

NJ…what is fune? I don’t want to have fune either.

GTinsider…wow, agree on all points, good post.

Smyrna man…he may be want to be Sheriff Andy, but we all know he’s just Gomer yelling “citizen’s arrest, citizen’s arrest”

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Saint Nick

March 2nd, 2009
9:18 am

Are you freaking kidding me??? Kiffin and HIS WHOLE STAFF ARE OVERPAYED LOSERS!!!!!! If you find it necessary to rip your shirt off in front of 100 16 year old kids, VERY CREEPY!!!!!

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Saint Nick

March 2nd, 2009
9:34 am

Orgeron must have ignored the memo about ripping your shirt off. Hey ED, it didn’t motivate anyone at Ole Miss, why do you think this crap is gonna work at UT!!! I can just see Lane standing up at the morning coaches meeting and saying, “Alright guys, we have 100 kids coming in today. How can we get these guys fired up?” Orgeron says, “We need to rip our shirts off and have a bunch of smoke!!!” Lane says,”Great idea ED!!!” Monte replies, “why did I leave Tampa!!!”

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dap01

March 2nd, 2009
9:36 am

Disturbing….The more we get to know Kiffen, the more…..

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Micheal

March 2nd, 2009
9:41 am

Search youtube for the video of the USC coaches doing the same thing. Pete Carroll even gets into the act in the video. Kiffin is trying to make UT the USC of the east. The only thing he has done different than Carroll is not ripping his shirt off.

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'ol sport

March 2nd, 2009
9:51 am

You vol fans have your hands full trying to justify the actions of this 33 year old juvenile. He certainly has much to learn, and it will come on the field this Fall. I have always liked the Vols (my son went there), but this guy is showing a lot of immaturity.
You Vol fans don’t have to respond about his “showing his immaturity” on the field come September. I already know how disillusioned you all are.

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FloydLawson

March 2nd, 2009
9:52 am

In other news. The UGA coaching staff will agin this year have a swim party in which their coaches take their shirts off so the players can refocus for the remaining games.
Also, maybe it was LAYLA Kiffing that took her shirt off.

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llkj

March 2nd, 2009
9:59 am

GA Tech Insider: This isn’t the pros, it’s college. At the end of the day, it’s the recruiting that matters more than the Xs & Os.

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BILLY JACK

March 2nd, 2009
10:00 am

Anybody who does not see major probation here is a fool.This is the way SMU started in the 80’s.Can you say death penalty?

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NewJersey

March 2nd, 2009
10:03 am

Again, UGA does the equal and it it genius. Someone else does it, it’s viewd as crazy,immature, juvenile etc. Tell us the difference betweek the UGA staff having a swim party where the coaches dive from the board and the players get to swim with the coaches. That is sooooo coool.

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UGADawg88

March 2nd, 2009
10:10 am

That’s really intense and plays up to the type of intensity that recruits are searching for in a program. I gotta hand it to Kiffin, players are excited about UT.

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joe

March 2nd, 2009
10:12 am

Sounds like Ol sport needs a new trick…so all Vol fans are disillusioned, eh??? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. If you look up disillusioned in the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of Sanford Stadium with 90,000 disillusioned fans in attendance wondering why they lost to GA Tech 45-42. woof.

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Saint Nick

March 2nd, 2009
10:18 am

UT sounds and looks more like Sesame Street than a college campus!!!

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SEC fan

March 2nd, 2009
10:18 am

So the dramatics were to get the kids “fired up” were so they would commit that day. And how many did? The coaches wanted the kids to use their emotions and not their brains in making a college decision. Any decent coach can get kids “fired up”, this was just showing the prospects the coaches were good actors. Unfortunately for UT, most of these kids know there is much more to winning. There wasn’t a coach in the room that has ever been a winner. If there was, that coach would be in the NFL somewhere. This was just Kiffy and his crew trying to be memorable. If ya can’t win, at least be memorable. Wonder if they are going to rip their shirts off when Florida, LSU, Bama, South Carolina, UGA, etc. kick UTs tails. Good thing they have those high salaries to buy lots of shirts.

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Saint Nick

March 2nd, 2009
10:31 am

I would like to be at the SEC meetings in a few weeks, Kiffin has been taking shots. Kiff might need some security behind closed doors, Slive might order a code red on baby Kiff!!!

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TC

March 2nd, 2009
10:32 am

SEC fan: Uh, hate to break it to you but all schools do these Junior days and they don’t expect a bunch of them to commit to them at that point. It is clearly a process designed to get the recruits interested enough to put them in the top group for recruiting. Every so often you will have that one or two recruits that just know where they are going, but at this point they are just trying to be in the Top 3-5. It appears UT may have made that kind of impression. If they do well on the field (which I agree with you on) then this could reap huge dividends for them. If they don’t they’ll struggle to land the top talent.

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NewJersey

March 2nd, 2009
10:34 am

I doubt that they had any thought of a kid committing at a junior camp. But according to the AJC there were several kids that left very impressed. Maybe if Kiffin had promised a kid he could wear a certain jersey he would have committed. ANd how many UGA coaches coached or coaches in the pros? About the same number as any other college program. And why would UT get the death penalty from this? I’m curious now.

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GA Tech Insider

March 2nd, 2009
10:41 am

llkj;

You can have the best athletes on the field, but if they are undisciplined, or don’t have a good game plan to work from and the other team is disciplined and does, and your team can’t make adjustments and the other team can, then more times than not, the team with the so-called “better” athletes will lose the game.

Emotions will carry a player just so far in a game, as will physical skills. Intelligence and determination of the players, as well as great Coaching is what will win the games.

There are, obviously, some exceptions to this “rule”. For example, if injuries occur, or if weather conditions affect the game, then these might, perhaps, give an edge to the more “physically” superior team.

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GA Tech Insider

March 2nd, 2009
10:45 am

llkj;

I should have stated that my analogy is only applicable in similar situated types of teams; i.e. Tennessee versus South Carolina, or Auburn versus Alabama, or Florida versus Florida State, or UGA versus GA Tech.

Obviously, I’m not speaking of Tennessee versus someone like a Samford (normally)…

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KNelson

March 2nd, 2009
10:51 am

Sat what you will about UT , but to me it sounds like they are on fire to make major changes. Is it that far off from having a team dance in the end zone of a team they only beat once every 7 years?

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Kiffin is the Man

March 2nd, 2009
10:53 am

Another day, another article in the AJC, another ten points on the Q rating for Tennessee and Lane Kiffin. This constant publicity is paying off big time.
The man has a plan for everything and everything will be done according to his plan. By all accounts so far, Jr. Day was a rousing success for UT. We appreciate the press release from the AJC.

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GoDawgs

March 2nd, 2009
11:00 am

All the other SEC homers need to wake up. We can sit here and make fun of UT all we want, it won’t change anything. This fires up the players, is in no way a violation AND it helps get stories written about a new group of coaches. They have an iffy QB situation, but so do we and we play in Knoxville this year. I’m not so quick to write them off this year.

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MegaT

March 2nd, 2009
11:01 am

FUTURE AJC HEADLINES: SEC Schools to follow UT’s lead! Auburn coaches teach recruits how to milk a cow. Georgia coaches teach recruits how to do the cannonball. This off season could get real interesting.

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bank walker

March 2nd, 2009
11:07 am

Sounds to me as an act of DESPERATION! I know the state of tennerssee is a little short handed on recruits up there, but surely you don’t have to act like a nut to impress high school athletes from other states? Maybe we should donate some MAN genes to tennerssee so they could raise their own players. Then maybe, they wouldn’t have to make asses of themselves so frequent! Grow some viles!! GO DAWGS!!

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Kiffin is the Man

March 2nd, 2009
11:08 am

GoDawgs, thank you for your reasoned response. The article clearly states how much the kids LOVED it. That’s all that matters. Getting their attention, capturing their interests, and then, showing them clearly how they fit in at UT.
Kiffin obviously has a plan and is working that plan and the team and recruits are buying into it. May not result in great results on the field this season with the holes we have, but we will not be an easy out.

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Jack Williams

March 2nd, 2009
11:09 am

The fact that any article on Kiffin draws so many fan responses just proves the point in the article. Everyone knows who he is. Anytime there is a coaching change, the best thing you can do is get all the publicity possible. People not only know who Lane Kiffin is, but they also know all about Ed Orgeron and Monte Kiffin. Look what happened with Nick Saban. His name was mud throughout the country for his first year. Now, he is doing a great job at Bama. Yes, Kiffin has made some dumb mistakes and he will probably make some more, but this is all carefully calculated on his part, and it is working.

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Saint Nick

March 2nd, 2009
11:14 am

THAT plan is to look like he is an idiot, and he is succeeding in all phases!!!!!!!

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[...] After things appeared to calm down, Tennessee recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron gave a rousing pep talk, which caused the whole scene to repeat itself, only more intense. “The last time, everybody was hyped up and feeling it,” Loganville tailback Storm Johnson said. “People were jumping all over the place. It was rocking. You should’ve seen it. Even the podium got knocked over.” Address : Wild Boyz [...]

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The General Feeling

March 2nd, 2009
11:19 am

Yep. Another headline about the University of Tennessee football program in the most read media outlet in talent-rich Georgia. Make fun all you want, boys. But it appears to this reader that the Tennessee football staff is changing the playing field and those who don’t also change or innovate will soon fade away.

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NewJersey

March 2nd, 2009
11:22 am

St. Nick, how do you know Kiffin walks around instead of running around? News flash there hotrod, all teams try to do something for the kids to get fired up about before they go out and bust their rear for about 5 hours trying to impress the coaches enough to get an offer.Can you idiots not understand that?

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Bamafan

March 2nd, 2009
11:23 am

It sounds like a LIVE FROM NEW YORK IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE skit!! The Vols wild boys
should be in San Frano not in Knoxville if you catch my drift!! Wonder if Lance (no pants) Thompson
swings both ways!! Any bama fan will enjoy that statement!! Well Vol’s wildboys are crazy and will
do any thing to get the media to talk about its stupid hillbilly university!! VOLS YOU ARE THE LAUGHNING STOCK OF THE SEC AND YOUR TO STUPID NOT TO SEE THE TRAINWRECK COMING AROUND THE BEND!!

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Huh?

March 2nd, 2009
11:27 am

Why don’t we wait to see what Kiffen does on the playing field before we start talking a big game about how he’s changing the playing field? That’s the general feeling that I have.

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atlg8rfan

March 2nd, 2009
11:34 am

llkj:

Tell Ron Zook that!

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Joe

March 2nd, 2009
11:35 am

My God, what an embarrassing, pathetic bunch of people. These Coaches are supposed to be leaders of men. I am sure that the kids who are swayed by this will have lots of respect for their leaders, and will really dig down when things get tough.

Buffoonery looks good in the short term, but is always doomed to failure in the long run.

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Saint Nick

March 2nd, 2009
11:36 am

Gimmicks, Gimmicks, Gimmicks!!! Is Kiffen really CMR in DRAG?????

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bull-gator

March 2nd, 2009
11:52 am

You can’t spell STUPID without UT…what a sophomoric stunt. If my coaches had ever acted like that, I would have personally kicked the sh*t out of them. What’s next? A group grope?

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85Gamecock

March 2nd, 2009
11:55 am

This so story would be SOOOO much better if we found out that Lane’s wife was the one who ripped her shirt off in front of the recruits. Heck, their 2010 class would already be full.

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Supes

March 2nd, 2009
11:58 am

There is not such thing as “bad press”…unless you are the Tenn Vols these days and it’s related to football!

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bo stephens

March 2nd, 2009
12:04 pm

Tell New Jersey that Knowshon musta used up all the class that state ever had to offer!. As for Tennessee, Lane Kiffin obviously not only is not a southern gentleman-he can spell class with only 3 letters! Georgia doesn’t want Oakland Raider thugs in their program-and never will. If you can’t have a little class-your university doesn’t build men(or character) it builds something far less. We don’t want a program like Miami used to be noted for-Tennesse can have that-and drag their whole school down with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!-jhs

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I-20 Reb

March 2nd, 2009
12:04 pm

Enjoy O, UT. Honestly, what makes you think things will be any different for you? You would have been far better off making David Cutcliffe a “co-head coach.”

3 years of an O nightmare (to fans, players, and assistants) were more than enough for us.

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Saint Nick

March 2nd, 2009
12:05 pm

Orgeron has a bigger cup size!!!!

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al

March 2nd, 2009
12:07 pm

i am an ole miss fan and this is the same crap rebel fans had to put up with. wild boyz,ripping off the shirt, thank goodness coach 0 and 8 days are over in oxford. don’t miss this one bit. this is just the beginning, things will get out of control. coach oh my god teams sucked so bad in oxford, if and this is a big if, his teams had been bowl eligible his lst year over 30 players didn’t have the grades to play in it. ut’s mess and embarassing moments are just getting started. everyone wonders why you can’t wipe the big smile off of a reb fans face right now? thank you lord for houston nutt and what he stands for.

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Joe

March 2nd, 2009
12:09 pm

This impresses the recruits? How lame. I can’t wait to watch this staff on the sideline the first game they lose.

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Andy

March 2nd, 2009
12:12 pm

ok i just had to throw something out there for a sec. I am getting tired of this talk that UT is an embarrasment to the SEC. I just want to

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bama12titles

March 2nd, 2009
12:17 pm

I kinda like Lane Kiffin. The guy is growing on me. Every time I read the AJC and it seems like this guy and his staff are always doing or saying something that absolutely cracks me up. Thank God for Kiffin. He is pure entertainment during the dull off season.

Bull-gator. You can’t spell stupid without UT. I like it. And yes. Kiffin and his staff are sophomoric but its funny as in Saturday night live goofy funny. Kiffin keeps me amused and makes me wonder what he’s gonna do or say next. Everybody stay tuned.

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Ole miss FB player

March 2nd, 2009
12:19 pm

This is definatly a Coach O invention. i have been involved in quite a few of these raids. i will say they are alot of fun but what isnt fun is when they work you have to death everyday and come gameday they dont have a clue to what the hell is going on. Trust me iv experieneced it first hand. Have fun with that staff TN, it will get old fast. See ya in oxford next year and boy its gonna be sweet! yaw yaw

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some sense

March 2nd, 2009
12:21 pm

Cheap gimmick.

Kids who fall for that should go to UT.

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Ole Miss

March 2nd, 2009
12:25 pm

The talent we have at Ole Miss is because of Coach O. How do people forget that so easily?

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DudeoftheSouth

March 2nd, 2009
12:26 pm

in case no one guessed though In Houston Nutt’s first year the reason for his success involved the fact that he used players that Coach O recruitied

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Jim n Buckhead

March 2nd, 2009
12:30 pm

wow…..the coaches should be arrested for hazing or soliciting sex with a minor…..
UT Wild Boyz…..thats just crazy fun….

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orangefloyd

March 2nd, 2009
12:33 pm

Old news, David Green and David Pollack ripped each other’s shirts off all the time.

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Eston

March 2nd, 2009
12:35 pm

The only gimmick cheaper is to have your entire team run on to the field after scoring your first TD….this is why UGA continues to go after people who could never actually earn a degree….go GATORS…THE TRUE CLASS ACT OF THE SEC

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OneSmartGaBoy

March 2nd, 2009
12:42 pm

This sounds reminiscent of Lord of the Flies, with Coach O being Piggy.

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Ed

March 2nd, 2009
12:43 pm

Don’t get too fired up Tennessee fans. Orgeron did this same “wild boys” act at Ole Miss.

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Charlie

March 2nd, 2009
12:43 pm

Couch Richt would never do that, neither would Coach Fulmer. What a minute! Isn’t UGA the only SEC team with 6 straight top 10 recruiting classes? Didn’t Coach Fulmer beat Coach Richt two out of the last three? Is Coach Richt the new Coach Fulmer?

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Eston

March 2nd, 2009
12:47 pm

Coach Richt actually needs to MAN UP and win a title before he becomes the new Fulmer….otherwise he is the reincarnation of Ray Goff….just another great recruiter who can never win it all

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Vol-n-ATL

March 2nd, 2009
12:53 pm

Keep talking Dawgs. You guys have not figured out yet the your coach is the next Fulmer. Had some early success and a good run(we won a NC but you UGA guys wouldn’t know anything about that), then became complacent, predictable and overly loyal(I’m lookng at you Willie Martinez). Next thing you know you will be losing to teams you should not be losing to (Tech) and seeing the losses pile up while your coach makes no changes and “works like heck” to fix things. The key indicator is the first time you hear Richt say “I’m going to need to look at the game film”. At that point it’s all over but the crying.

Seriously, for all the talent Richt has brought in recently what have you won outside of a pre-season #1 ranking? The one time you finally beat the Gators your coach spends a year apologizing for showing a little fire and Coach Urban Meyer went on to spank him for it anyway. Richt was scarred going into that game and your team was scarred going into that game. Believe me, I know what it looks like when a team fears the Gators every year, it does not end well.

Say what you want about Kiffin and this staff, the one thing I guarantee you is they will fear no team and our players will play hard. If Urban hangs 80 on us in September I guarantee you he will have had to earn every point, unlike the regular thumping he lays on you guys in Jax.

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MS Fan

March 2nd, 2009
12:53 pm

Coach O picked that up from USC. Did the same thing at Ole Miss- what a nightmare. Good luck Vols, you will need it. Wild Boys= Losses

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Music City Dawg

March 2nd, 2009
12:53 pm

Gimmicks only work for so long. See ‘blackout’ game vs Bama.

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Buddy El

March 2nd, 2009
12:54 pm

Apparently CLK went through the first phase of his plan to find out how many, if any, guys were there that swings from both sides of the plate.
Next step may be to rip off pants. That ought to send the straight guys running out the door.

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Buddy El

March 2nd, 2009
12:58 pm

VOL-in ATL: Did you intentionally omit the part where the Gators laid 80(give or take a couple of points)points on UT in 2008?

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ThaLaneTrain

March 2nd, 2009
12:59 pm

Seems as though the players enjoyed it for the most part. That means more than any bunch of anonymous names at the bottom of a newspaper article. Get ready to deal with a loss in the Fall and staring up at a top 5 class next Dawgs.

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Saint Nick

March 2nd, 2009
12:59 pm

Bama and Fla by a combined score of 110 to 14!!!!!

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Lifelong Hawks Fan

March 2nd, 2009
1:01 pm

This entire coaching staff reminds me of a big group of clowns!

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P Man

March 2nd, 2009
1:03 pm

Personally, I prefer Richt’s approach. It seems to me that Kiffin is promoting style over substance. Me, I prefer substance!

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SEC fan

March 2nd, 2009
1:03 pm

TC, I was aware that schools have Junior Days and I fully understand the purposes. So you think the only purpose for the shirt ripping show was to let these prospects know the coaches were excited and therefore could excite the players? Many coaches have prior success that demonstrates their passion and the ability to communicate enthusiasm. Not having a successful record to point to, I guess acting at a Jr. Day event is all these UT coaches could do. Kiffy and his staff are a bunch of failed pro and college coaches. Don’t be surprised if any day now Kif hires Paris Hilton as a trainer. Some of the UT fans and the AJC writers will go crazy. The UT bloggers will point out how she can motivate the players and some of the potential recruits will say “wow, that is really different, I am fired up”. Once the fires die down, the prospects will look at “The Man’s” record. Kiffy has always been different but his record as a head coach was 5-15 before he was fired. With a staff making the money these guys are getting and with their years of experience, I am glad the assistants can give a pep talk. That is a skill they will be needing while addressing next season’s losing record.

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March 2nd, 2009
1:04 pm

[...] #3: The AJ-C’s Michael Carvell has more on it.  With the “wild boys” chant, it definitely sounds like a Coach O [...]

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Vol27

March 2nd, 2009
1:16 pm

I love my Vols, but enough is enough. Not sure how any objective minded Vol fan can look at this behavior and be excited.

Fulmer’s time had come, but what have we replaced him with? Guess we’ll really find out in a few months.

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Baba O'Riley

March 2nd, 2009
1:16 pm

LOL @ MegaT’s post

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[...] he just wants to glorify his ego, he’ll go sign with the idiots at Tennessee who have adopted the Ed Orgeron/Ole Miss no-shirt idiocy as their own. And if he just wants to stay being the local guy made good, he’ll go to Kansas State. [...]

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Volition

March 2nd, 2009
1:21 pm

Ole Miss fans: Orgeron sure didn’t leave your cupboard bare, did he?

Gator fans: Orgeron sure didn’t leave Ole Miss’ cupboard bare, did he?

Georgia fans: Thanks for all the great players that your state continues to provide to the University of Tennessee.

Bama fans: You guys are idiots.

that is all

GBO

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DTC

March 2nd, 2009
1:24 pm

How can the AJC consider itself a national newspaper, when you cannot even get the thing in North Georgia, or even in Chattanooga TN BOokstores, which does have national Newspapers? First they stopped printing yesterdays news, and started printing day before yesterdays news. Then they stopped delivering it up here because the sales were too small. National. They are even statewide.

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Kiffin is the Man

March 2nd, 2009
1:25 pm

You guys cracking on O realize he’s just our fourth ranking coach right? He’s not even a coordinator. He’s doing what we need him to do in attracting players and setting a tone. Some of the Ole Miss fans on here understand what he did for their talent level. Plus, he was an excellent position coach at USC, but no one wants to admit they remember that.
This was a sales pitch based on establishing a tone of high energy with the Tennessee program. It worked. Every single HS kid in the article thought it was great. Perfect. Until the ball is snapped, all the guys can do is promote the new energy in the program, and let each one of the kids know exactly how they will fit into the program.
I have no idea what we can do on the field given how poorly Fulmer’s less energetic staff had recruited in the end. Two classes outside the top 20 in the last four years should have never happened at UT, so now, Kiffin and staff have to make the best of the situation.

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Dave

March 2nd, 2009
1:27 pm

Sounds about right didn’t Orgeron talk about challenging his players to fight him when he started at MS and you saw what that did to get him some wins. This crowd thinks hype will win games in the SEC it won’t.

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Vol-n-ATL

March 2nd, 2009
1:33 pm

Buddy El, it was 30-6 in 2008, still a loss but not quite the 50 Urban laid on the pre-season #1 Dawgs. I do see where you got confued, that 3 must look like an 8 when it is not in block letters and crayon.

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Saint Nick

March 2nd, 2009
1:35 pm

At spring drills they are gonna play duck duck goose with the 100 man roster!!!! That will fire up everybody!!!!!

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cursive

March 2nd, 2009
1:37 pm

Seriously, seriously, seriously. Stop covering Lane Kiffin and all of the stupid garbage that he is doing. It is like a kid; Good attention, Bad attention, it is all the same. Ignore him.

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TommyP

March 2nd, 2009
1:42 pm

“Wild boys?” LOL

And then Lane cranked up the Duran-Duran to finish the moment.

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hk

March 2nd, 2009
1:45 pm

… said it before and I’ll say it again, this guy is an embarrassment to UT and should be terminated ..

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Saint Nick

March 2nd, 2009
1:50 pm

THE University of Tenn at Sesame Street!!!!!

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Saint Nick

March 2nd, 2009
1:56 pm

For the Fla game Lane has Barney coming to speak at halftime!!!! For the Bama game he invited tickle me elmo!!!

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Kiffin is the Man

March 2nd, 2009
1:58 pm

Don’t be so terrified Satan Nick. You might, MIGHT hold off the Lane Train this one year. After that all bets are off.

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SEC fan

March 2nd, 2009
2:07 pm

Coaches can normally depend on their prior winning record as evidence of the coaches’ passion for winning and ability to inspire a team. In this case, with Kiffy’s losing record of 5-15 before he was fired, this was the only way to communicate these abilities to the prospects. The new UT coaching staff is a bunch of losers. Don’t be surprised to read that the next addition to the staff will be Paris Hilton as trainer. Fans and AJC writers will go crazy. Potential recruits will say, “this is really different, I am excited”. However, being inspirational and different doesn’t make Kiffy a winner. His is just has a different way of being a loser. Sharp prospects will see thru the smoke before making their decisions.

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Saint Nick

March 2nd, 2009
2:07 pm

The Lane train is what happened Sat.

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jawaan

March 2nd, 2009
2:14 pm

i think kids of today just see this kind of stuff as goofy. trust me, i’m only 22. it might grab a couple of players but no1 seroius about winning and it def wont work in the long run. this guy is making a mockery of the league

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Ole Dawg

March 2nd, 2009
2:15 pm

March 2, 2009 11:33 AM | Link to this

Dear “Kiffen is the Man”, Your coaching staff has many flaws that haven’t yet surfaced. Orgeron was doomed from the first day he took over at Ole Miss. He alieniated himself from the “money alums” when he repeatedly used foul language in front of their wifes ( calling one opponents coach a co-ks-cker numerous times) He definitely can’t coach…just look what Nutt did with the same talent.He’s nothing but a Louisiana backwoods scum bag. Lame Kitten has showm himself to be an immature little boy masquerading as a footballl coach who needs his daddy close by to guide the way. Tennessee will be lucky to win 4 games next year and I predict that Lame Kitten will be gone in 3-4 years. The recruits you do land will be the left overs that can’t read or write properly and are easily influenced by the garbage that Kitten and Orgeron will feed them. The smart athletes will see through their BS and sign with other schools. What you Tennessee fans haven’t yet figured out is that money can’t buy integrity or good coaching.

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Brock D

March 2nd, 2009
2:19 pm

There’s a reason so many recruits are turning a cold shoulder to UT. Thanks Kiffin! Looks like you just narrowed down Orson Charles’ choices to USC and UGA!

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Kiffin is the Man

March 2nd, 2009
2:19 pm

Hey SEC fan, keep hanging your hat on 5-15 in the NFL. A pro record is certainly always a total indicator of how good a college coach someone is…you know like Spurrier, Carroll, and Satan. BTW, how many sharp prospects saw through the smoke at USC and Ole Miss during O’s years. He and Kiffin brought in all that talent after Carroll’s first season…a losing season I believe. That worked out o.k., huh?
And wittle bitty Saint Nick, Lane’s just going to pat you on the head while that train is being pulled on you for years and years and years. Or, until you decide to lie about where your NOT going again and run off like a thief and call your assistants on your cell phone while you’re streaking out of Tuscaloser.

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tennezz

March 2nd, 2009
2:21 pm

Love him or hate him, it does not matter, He is here to stay! All your whining and crying will make no differance. You know whats coming, BEND OVER AND GET READY FOR IT!

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TylernLuke

March 2nd, 2009
2:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYvU1×8wcu4

You guys are right; stuff like this will never work. Check the link out and see what other horribly unsuccessful program tries stuff like this.

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Kiffin is the Man

March 2nd, 2009
2:27 pm

Ole Dawg, I’ll repeat for the hard of hearing…O is not the head coach. Not the defensive coordinator. He’s a DL coach and recruiting chief, like Rodney Garner. Well, at least someone gave O a shot as head coach. Poor Rodney just fakes interest in other jobs until he realizes he’s not going to be the DC there either. Then he goes back with his tail between his legs and recommits all over again to his true love.
Monte Kiffin is the DC at UT. You might have heard of him. Legendary defensive mind. Cover Two genius. Nothing but respect from the entire coaching fraternity. Mentor to Dungy and Tomlin and others. Coach O and the other recruiting aces will bring in the talent and Monte will coach ‘em up on the D side.

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Kiffin is the Man

March 2nd, 2009
2:30 pm

TylernLuke, you just buried all the detractors better than anything that could have been printed.

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Kiffin is the Man

March 2nd, 2009
2:31 pm

TylernLuke, you just buried all the detractors better than any words could express.

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LSU Lou

March 2nd, 2009
2:35 pm

FYI to all the people that want to know if many young men committ at Junior Day: YES, LSU picked up 4 commits this weekned at their Junior Day.

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doodoobailey

March 2nd, 2009
2:43 pm

Grown men jumping up and down taking their shirts off in a dark room; sounds like the f*cking village people, not football.

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Saint Nick

March 2nd, 2009
2:51 pm

Like I said earlier combined score of Bama and FLa over Tenn will be 110-14!!!! Lane p*ssed in the wrong 2 bowls of corn flakes!!!!Bama and Fla rematch in the dome!!!!

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mcdawg

March 2nd, 2009
3:02 pm

and then they started snapping each others’ jocks and running around in underwear jumping into one big tickle pile until finally a recruit said “hey guy this isn’t Ga Tech this is UT,” at that point all promptly got on all fours

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GaDawg

March 2nd, 2009
3:02 pm

NewJersey – what is your problem with UGA? I guess your brain is frozen from too many winters in NJ! Remember you’re dealing with 16 and 17 ego crazed (kid) athletes. If they’ve had a certain number since Pop Warner through high school, and if that is all it takes to get ablue chip is to give a certain number, I’m sure even your simple brain could figure that would be a no brainer. To quote an old advertisement, Delta is ready when you are. You can go back to NJ anytime.

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Ole Dawg

March 2nd, 2009
3:14 pm

Kiffen is the Man, Are you serious…so what your telling everybody is that Lame Kitten can’t really coach at all….his old daddy will have to do all the coaching….and the other coaches are only there to recruit, including the head coach……sounds like an immature spoiled brat to me. His daddy probably still wipes his but too. You have got to be to dumbest Tenn. fan on earth if you believe the BS your dishing out on this blog…the other SEC teams can’t wait to send your little boy and his old man back to where they belong. Remember you can’t make chicken salad out of chicken sh-t no matter who’s coaching them.

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scooby doobie doo

March 2nd, 2009
3:15 pm

Do you think coach Garner is saying, Praise God I stayed at Georgia? How Bout Them Dawgs!

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FloridaVol

March 2nd, 2009
3:20 pm

No Georgia is the classy program whose coach told his team he EXPECTED an unsportsmanlike penalty for excessive celebration against Florida 2 years ago. I liked the move, but you can hardly call it classy. This is the same Georgia that had 17 self-reported violations one year ago. This is the same Georgia that stomped and shredded the landmark hedges in its own stadium. This is the same Georgia that tried to change the BCS because it felt it should have gone despite not winning the SEC east. Whine boys. It’ll play out on the field and you’ll choke like you always do.

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Vol4ever

March 2nd, 2009
3:20 pm

Man this is great. Saint Nick and all you jealous onlookers. Tennessee cannot be called Phat Phil anymore and you guys can’t stand it. It is funny how others call people (Kiffin) names when they are a little nervous. All I can say to you Saint Nick is How bout them Utes, thanks bama for embarassing the SEC. Dawgs? Preseason Number one and what happened? Gators – I’ll give you your due, you are the best right now!

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Larry

March 2nd, 2009
3:20 pm

NewJersey:

Difference between what Mark Richt’s staff does taking off their shirts at a pool and what Lane Kiffin’s staff does when taking off shirts in a film room = A pool and a film room. Perhaps people wear shirts at pools in New Jersey b/c it is so freaking cold.

Another difference: Doing backflips are natural at a pool with a diving board. “Ripping your shirt off like the incredible hulk and trying to break in like a wild dog” is not natural to a film room. At least any film room that I have ever heard of

These guys are clowns. Wait til it shows on the field.

I still believe Monte Kiffin is way overhyped; he will struggle to have a consistent defense with college players. Kiffin’s defense worked because of consistency in its personnel: Derrick Brooks, Simeon Rice, Ronde Barber, Jermaine Phillips, etc. In college, you get much more raw players year in and year out and when you do find a player who can thrive in the system, he is going to be gone in three years and will have to find another one. Derrick Brooks-like players only come around to a team every 15-20 years.

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TylernLuke

March 2nd, 2009
3:23 pm

Saint Nick, I appreciate your enthusiasm; but seriously? Were they not going to try to beat the crap out of UT before he said anything? And, why exactly do you think they can do to Monte’s defense that nobody in the NFL could do?
You got three scenarios; only one bodes well for you:
1. Both teams beat UT senseless (no different than last year.)
2. UT plays both of them really closely (uh oh, he’s not supposed to be good at all, much less this good this fast!)
3. We actually win one or both of those games (insert suicide note here….)

We UT fans don’t expect to win it all this year. In fact, the rational ones know we could easily lose both of those games. But we know, and you better get used to the fact that UT is going to be a player in the SEC title hunt again.

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Kiffin is the Man

March 2nd, 2009
3:30 pm

Ole Dawg, I’ll type slowly and use small words just for you. Monte Kiffin is running the D, not coach Orgeron. That’s my whole point for that. I don’t know if Lane Kiffin can coach or not yet. He wasn’t given much imput at all on his staff or players in Oakland. Al Davis would not even let him hire Monte Kiffin to run the defense.
What I do know is that Lane Kiffin was smart enough to ask for less money for himself in order to hire a killer bunch of recruiters and still come in with only the fourth most expensive staff overall. I do know that his plan is based on what he and the rest of the USC staff did to become what they are now…recruit the best of the best…and he did it by taking away some of the best recruiters from other SEC staffs.
Can they coach? I don’t know. I know Monte can. I know Lane helped establish that powerful USC offense. I know Orgeron is a great DL coach. I know Eddie Gran coached a hell of a lot of good Auburn RBs. The rest, I don’t know.
I do know who allegedly had the #1 chicken salad in all the land this year, and I saw them turn it into chicken sh– in three easy steps. Thanks for trying. You lose.

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PBR=America in a can

March 2nd, 2009
3:31 pm

This shows how stupid Kiffen is… if he had wanted all of those kids to commit he would have had his wife come in and jump up and down without her shirt on. Stupid Volenqueers

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bamafan

March 2nd, 2009
3:34 pm

All the UcheaT fans on this blog need to get there head out of there behind!! YOUR PROGRAM IS A JOKE AND PHAT PHIL’S NEEDS TO COME BACK AND
CLEAN UP THE MESS THAT BOY BLUNDER HAS STARTED!!

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Vol4ever

March 2nd, 2009
3:46 pm

bamafan – you better worry about your own backyard afer Utah slapped you in the mouth. The funny thing about bammers is they went to the SEC championship and Florda showed them who is boss then Utah slapped them around like a HS team. Better stick to your own knitting.

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Saint Nick

March 2nd, 2009
3:49 pm

Are you freaking kidding me???? TENNESSEE LOST TO WYOMING LAST YEARBAMA LOST TO THE #1 AND #2 TEAMS IN THE FINAL POLL!!!!!!!Wyoming is much tougher opponent than Utah!!!!!!

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TylernLuke

March 2nd, 2009
3:50 pm

bamafan:
a Fulmer reference? You’re kidding right? He’s no longer the coach and I can see that is bothering you. Let me guess, you’re the subponea hander outter guy and now you’re out of work.
What mess has Kiffin started? Hiring the best staff? Going after (and stealing a few from UF, LSU, and GA) the best recruits; even though he got to the party 2 years too late? Making everyone in the SEC hate us again (see the late 90’s; that’s not a bad thing for us)?
Please, define the mess.

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bamafan

March 2nd, 2009
3:54 pm

Hey VOL4ever,
Bama gave the gators all they wanted idiot!! Bama played like crap against Utah and deserved the beatdown for playing like crap!! UcheaT
is were Bama used to be in the middle of the pack in the SEC!!

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Phoney Crap On Rocky Top

March 2nd, 2009
3:56 pm

If it takes phoney high school crap to fire you up about your future, then
I feel sorry for you!

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bamafan

March 2nd, 2009
3:58 pm

tylernLuke,
Look at all the stupid things your coach has said and none!! ENOUGH SAID!!

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TylernLuke

March 2nd, 2009
4:00 pm

bamafan:
A Fulmer reference? You’re joking, right? Phil is no longer our coach and I see that is still bothering you. Let me guess; you’re the subponea hander outter guy and now you’re out of work.
I’m wondering what mess you’re talking about. Assembling the best recruiters in the country? Hiring one of the best NFL coaches ever? Going after (and stealing some from UF, LSU, and GA) the best recruits in the country, even though he got to the party 2 years late? Emmulating what USC does? Having the rest of the SEC hate us (see the late 90’s. we think that’s a good thing)?
Please help me define this mess you speak of.

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TylernLuke

March 2nd, 2009
4:07 pm

bamafan you said nothing. Failing to see the good things he has been doing shows me what you are, a crimson kool aid drinking homer. In your (and I give you props for this, really) one sentence reply you failed to acknowledge anything other than “he said bad things about us and made our coaches want to beat him.” Wake up, they wanted to beat us anyway. If you’re talking about 3 violations you are proving you know very little about the recruiting process. If you’re not worried about him and he’s never going to accomplish anything why are you even writing on here?
I love the smell of fear; it smells like victory!!

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gdawginkalamazoo

March 2nd, 2009
4:10 pm

Charlie Weiss did the same stunt at Notre Dame’s junior day when he first arrived. They had to demolish the building because they couldn’t get that banana scent vomit cleaner smell out of the auditorium.

Rock Top’s Off. Now. I agree with 85gamecock way up there. Get Layla Kiffin to pull that stunt.

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Kiffin is the Man

March 2nd, 2009
4:17 pm

Phoney, you just insulted all those HS kids whether you meant to or not. You can hate on Kiffin, that’s fine. The point of the article was that the Georgia kids who attended Jr. Day at UT enjoyed the stunt.
It’s not your taste or my taste, but the kids enjoyed it, they’ll remember how much energy the UT staff showed, and maybe they’ll choose to sign with UT in another 11 months. It worked at USC and Ole Miss, so why wouldn’t they try it again at UT?

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bamafan

March 2nd, 2009
4:20 pm

TylernLuke,
I give Boy Blunder one thing. He knows how to get UT in the news good
or really bad!! Calling out the gators was really stupid and Saban also
that really stupid!! Monte Kiffin needs to tell junior to SHUT UP and act like a adult. Let your team speak for itself on the field not off it!!

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Jay

March 2nd, 2009
4:40 pm

In case you havent seen it yet, here’s Usc’s version that Kiffin clearly brought over…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYvU1×8wcu4

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Mannie

March 2nd, 2009
4:47 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYvU1×8wcu4&feature=channel_page Pete Carroll jumping around with recruits on Jr. day at USC.

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Skydawg

March 2nd, 2009
4:52 pm

What a bunch of A$$CLOWNS!!! Truly shows how far Neckville has fallen. Absolutely hilarious!!

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BigVolFan

March 2nd, 2009
4:55 pm

That’s right! All you Vol haters and Kiffin haters just keep on running your mouth. I know the chances of us beating Florida, Georgia, Alabama, or even LSU next year are slim at best, but not out of the realm of miracles. All Kiffin and staff are doing is trying to invoke excitement into the players and prospective recruits, and it is working. I believe that is what most of you do not like, the fact it is working. I Kiffin and company can indeed equate the spirit of excitement into success on the field, all of the SEC better look out, even Florida and Alabama. That kind of fever pitch excitement can cause average players to play like studs and all stars. This coming year could be very interesting.

PS. All of you homophobes, please just shoot yourself in the head.

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Skydawg

March 2nd, 2009
4:55 pm

If I’m not mistaken, were they saying “I love Lassie, I love Lassie” in that video.

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Skydawg

March 2nd, 2009
4:58 pm

Hey BigVolFan…you better worry more about NCAA infractions/violations and sanctions. Kiffin had already committed 3 before the ink was dry on his contract. And he now has the master of deception as his recruiting coordinator. Remember the whole Fulmer and Alabama incident with the Means kid. Karma could be calling very soon with Kiffin in town. Its laughable..and we’re all laughing at you, not with you.

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ew

March 2nd, 2009
5:00 pm

gotta have a gimmick to get kids fired up about a team on the downswing.

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College Football Fan

March 2nd, 2009
5:08 pm

I cannot believe that Tennessee was stupid enough to drive off Phil Fulmer for Lame Kitten. Yeah, Phil had a tough couple of years. Who doesn’t?

Tennessee Vol fans are going to be sitting in the stands for the next season saying they cannot believe they were stupid enough to get rid of Phil Fulmer for this.

If I had been a kid in that room I would have been thinking that I do not want to go to a school that is so desparate that it requires its coaches and some players to make total fools out of themselves.

Prediction: Tennessee loses to both Vanderbilt and Kentucky this year.

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Bob

March 2nd, 2009
5:13 pm

This is the dumbest story I’ve ever heard.

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TN man

March 2nd, 2009
5:14 pm

I can know tell that the florda fans, the George fans, and the Alabama fans dont remember when the spread offence started up at first not everyone liked it but everyone had to say it worked but not for everyteam just like kiffin’s way of recruting. Just because Ed Orgen’s recruting method didnt work at old miss doesnt mean it cant work for TN and I really liked the way he did it to all the recruts said they liked it. I also like the way George coachs got to swim with the recruts it builds friend ship and makes your coach look like like a father figer. i hope no other sec fans thought my opinon was disrespectful. i think we all could be more respectful

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Ole Dawg

March 2nd, 2009
5:40 pm

Kniffen the Man, You’ve just proven in your response that you don’t know sh-t. Except maybe where you can buy the best trailer for you and your family. All your talk doesn’t mean a thing…its just talk. I’ll take our chicken salad this past year over yours…I believe we threw yours out when you came to Athens…….so did Florida and number of other teams. Florida’s going to kick your a$$ this year along with Georgia, S. Carolina, Vandy,Kentucky and everybody else you play. You talk big but I’m betting your just a pissant squirt thats hides behind this blog. Go put Rocky Top back on and open another bottle of Boone’s Farm…its going to be a long summer, fall and winter on the mountain this year.

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VolManBill

March 2nd, 2009
5:57 pm

TampaGator

March 2nd, 2009
6:11 pm

My response is, “Yikes!” But if the recruits liked it, more power to him. But Kiffin is verifiably “NUTS” in my opinion. Either he is going to completely rule the SEC and get every “energized” recuit out there, or he will go down as the biggest “loony tunes” head coach in college football history. For my money, I would lay my bets with on the later and to with the proven recruiting techniques and coaching styles of Saban, Meyer, Miles, and Richt. They win with professionalism and sanity. This guy wants to win in insanity and no professionalism.

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heeldawg

March 2nd, 2009
6:11 pm

Couple of points:

1. The Bama fan above is right–the AJC aspires to be the flagship paper of the South. By that token, it has to offer coverage to schools throughout the Southeast, not just those from Georgia.

2. Kiffin is a nut job, but he clearly has placed a focus upon recruiting. Tennessee is a recruit-poor state, and the program’s success is largely contingent upon their recruitment outside the state. Right now, his perceived success will be based upon his success in recruitment. After next season, however, he will be judged on ths basis of his on-the-field performance. And that is where the rubber will meet the road. For now, the gimmicks may help. But Lane will eventually have to win a few games.

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Flafansteponkiffin

March 2nd, 2009
6:27 pm

LOL all these ut fans talking about new sherriff in town.. maybe you have forgotten that your coach doesnt even know the rules of the game.. but I guess not understanding things made tenn fans feel closer to him. Players want to go where they can win and play in the nfl and have a good time doing it not go to the mountains just to get anihilated within hte sec.. and believe me.. all the comments and moves made by kiffin this offseason guaranteed many blowouts of tenn. The comments on Meyer just turned Kiffins sec debut from a 31-14 loss into a 63-6 loss. Tenn fans remember this guy didnt do anything productive prior to signing with tenn and has pissed off your recruiting class by calling it below his expectations. Welcome to the sec Lane.

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dawes

March 2nd, 2009
6:30 pm

i belief that coach at tenneese is your his mind if he had one at all he is the all talk and want to start trouble

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SOS

March 2nd, 2009
6:47 pm

Orgeron on Kiffin:

YAW YAW YAW YAW Birdchest!!!!!

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Flafansteponkiffin

March 2nd, 2009
6:54 pm

That reminds me of the commercial where Abe Lincoln rips his shirt of and breaks a chair over someones head. Dawes are you on drugs? Tenn loses 7 this year.

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Eli Roscoe

March 2nd, 2009
7:30 pm

Then after talking to them later in the day, I realized that’s just their style. That’s how they go.=Man, these guys are fags.

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Phil Fulmer Revenge

March 2nd, 2009
7:36 pm

If you want some real motivation, have Pearl get it on with Summit in front of the recruits and say nobody gets to leave the room until he commits. You might also have the Head(LOL) of their College of Social Work(MORE LOL)pull Orgeron around by his nipple rings while he downs some Tangueray 10 martinis. I just hope that Lane’s senile demented old man is not exposed to this stuff. The guy will croak on the spot.

I wonder if Lane’s wife had seen her husband engaged in “Not That There Is Anything Wrong With That ” behavior with Orgeron if she still marries him??

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PAUL3084

March 2nd, 2009
7:41 pm

That is without a doubt the most immature thing I have ever heard from a group of men that are suppose to LEAD other young men. That crazy nonsense must be some sort of gay porn fantasy by the UT coaching staff. Give me a break!

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Tracey Lords

March 2nd, 2009
7:43 pm

Do you have any more details??

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John Holmes

March 2nd, 2009
7:46 pm

Phil, I hope your happy. I’m going to have that Pearl -Summit image for at least another hour. AND that isn’t even taking into account the Eddie Nipple Rings. I knew this was KNOXVILLE, BUT man, have you no pride??

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10 To 20

March 2nd, 2009
7:49 pm

Paul3084, Doesn’t sound like a fantasy to me. Sounds like reality. Isn’t there a law against disrobing in front of minors in an environment where the minors don’t appear to have the ability to leave.

These guys are sick!! I mean sick!!

Probably not against NCAA Regs, but surely there are some laws being violated here–even if this is TENNESSEE. These are ADULTS with MINORS!!!! ILLEGAL:!!!!!!

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Deliverance Remake

March 2nd, 2009
7:52 pm

I’m wondering if there was a film crew fome SkinaMax 0n site. Let’s hope that some kid who ultimately selects Georgia made arecording of this to put on You-Tube. PLEASE!! Tell me we will see this on the Internet.

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Tennessee Grad

March 2nd, 2009
7:54 pm

You guys are jelous you’re coaches arent comited. Lane will get it done. The dawgs are dead. Lane will control all of Gergia.

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josh

March 2nd, 2009
7:57 pm

it’s all fun and games until Ed Orgeron launches a cooler at you at halftime bc you’re down 13-3 to the Citadel and knocks your teeth out.

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bama12titles

March 2nd, 2009
8:01 pm

Tennessee Grad,

I’m an Alabama fan and I’m anything but jealous. I love Lane Kiffin and I’m being dead serious. Here is a 5-15 coach who cracks me up every day. When I get up I get my early morning coffee and turn on my laptop. I always check the sports blogs to see what Lane or his coaches have said or done. They always do something that’s going to make me laugh, put a smile on my face knowing he is the head coach at one our our biggest rivals, and get me through the day grinning about whatever his latest gaffe is. I could not fathom having a more amusing not to mention non-successful coach at one or our biggest rivals. My only fear is that he will be gone after 2 or 3 seasons and I’ll lose a sure source of entertainment.

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Civil Union

March 2nd, 2009
8:03 pm

I thought the members of the Village People had died?? I’m wondering if maybe the gay congressman from Idaho was there or maybe Mark Foley from down in Florida.

Assuming they rename the coaching staff the Mountain People, what role would Ed take?/ Would he be the Indian??

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Tennessee Grad

March 2nd, 2009
8:06 pm

Bama, You have no clu. We have always owened you and will owen you in the future. We owen Alabama, Florda and Gergia. You’re players couldnt even get into Tennessee.

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TylernLuke

March 2nd, 2009
8:12 pm

bama12titles

Remind me again, how did Saban do in the NFL. And, being an honest person you have to know his first year means little to nothing. Your boy went a whopping 6 and 6 his first year. Let’s talk in 2 or 3 years when Lane is still at UT and the inevitibility that is UT being a force again is starting to take place awhile Nick has moved on to his next dream job.

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bama12titles

March 2nd, 2009
8:17 pm

Tennessee grad,

Now I know you went to UT. You don’t know how to spell owned. If you miss spelled it once I would just have thought it was a typo. But twice you wrote that you owened us. You so funny! We own UT in the overall series 45-37. We own more conference titles than you 21-13 and we own more national titles than you 12-2. STFU you don’t own anything and you darn sure don’t own Bama, especially in head to head meetings as I clearly just demonstrated to you. You are our beyotch. 29-9 this year in Knoxville in a stadium that was a full quarter full of crimson clad Bama fans. There were 20-25,000 Bama fans there because everyone knew we were going to kick the crap out of you and sure enough we did!

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bama12titles

March 2nd, 2009
8:32 pm

TylernLuke,

Let me school you on some knowledge. Saban went 15-17 with the dolphins and they lost they last 3 or 4 at the end of the 2nd season when a lot of their players pretty much gave up because it was apparent Saban was going to Bama. That’s far better than 5-15 and having Al Davis tell everyone what a liar you are. Kiffin is simply a bad coach. No ifs, ands, or butts about that. It is what it is. And the fact of the matter is that UT simply does not have the recruiting base that Ga, Bama, Fla, and LSU have. You have been reduced to irrelevancy in the east. And you’re just going to keep taking your yearly 25 or 30 pt whoopings at the hands of the gators. Good luck with that.

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March 2nd, 2009
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Boot that 76 yarder

March 2nd, 2009
8:46 pm

Is it my imagination or did the brilliant Lane Kiffin call for a 76 yard field goal attempt with a minute or so left in the 1st half when he was with the raiders. I remember watching that and thinking to myself ” In the history of the NFL has there been any more of an idiotic call than that?” I challenge anyone to come up with a more idiotic call than a 76 yard field goal attempt. That gentleman is the UT head football coach Lane Kiffin.

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Saint Nick

March 2nd, 2009
9:00 pm

Tennessee hiring this moron as their head coach!!!!!!

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rkwilson

March 2nd, 2009
9:11 pm

Wow I would never have dreamed Lane would bring a San Francisco “Bath House” routine from his days on the Bay in Oakland to college recruiting..lovely just lovely. I hope nobody touches those players under 18..At Florida we just send girls to do the shirt thing.

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Phil Fulmer Revenge

March 2nd, 2009
9:27 pm

rkwilson, Tell ANY investigator that “I just REMOVED my shirt BUT didn’t touch anybody.” You can imagine the reaction. I’m going to assume these kids were minors. Haven’t we all read that people in Federal facilities(and I don’t mean the renowned Tennessee School of Social Work) tend to be quite angry with individuals involved with children ie.minors.

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Harvey Milk

March 2nd, 2009
9:29 pm

Scary Stuff!! Sounds like Michael jackson’s Ranch!! What the Hell is going on?/ Would you allow your child to go there unchaperoned??

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Wrong

March 2nd, 2009
9:32 pm

Hey Boot that 76 yarder…don’t let facts stand in the way of trying to make a point. There was 1 second left on the clock, not “a minute or so left”. Also they were winning 15-0 and had the strongest leg in the league who is actually capable of making it (janikowski).

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Saint Nick is obsessed with Kiff

March 2nd, 2009
9:37 pm

Saint Nick, after your 93rd post I have come to the conclusion that CLK is so far embedded in your tiny little brain that you will dream about him tonight and will be thinking about him when you wake up. I smell fear Little Nicky. LMAO!

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Phil Fulmer Revenge

March 2nd, 2009
9:50 pm

Hey, REALLY!!!! This “initialization” of coach and then first and last name is getting way out of hand. Now, I can understand why it might not be appropriate for the coach at Florida, but it is equally inappropriate to pull the “CLK” for a punk that hires his demented old man and also a nipple ringed MADD candidate as assistant coaches. By the way, I have heard that those Gatlinburg “properties” are going to be looked at by a very strict Federal Government entity.

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ballou1024

March 2nd, 2009
9:55 pm

Ypu can say all the negative things you want about Kiffin and TN. They are getting fans and recruits excited about TN football again. Look for TN to be a major player in college football in years to come.

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Saint Nick is obsessed with Kiff

March 2nd, 2009
9:57 pm

Here’s a few more initials for you WTF….are you whining about? Gatlinburg…what? IDK…WTF…UR…obsessing about?

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Aintry

March 2nd, 2009
9:57 pm

I just read that last line again when the kid says “That’s just the way they go.” Well, if anyone said “Boy, you got a mighty pretty mouth.”, I would hope that people would be bailing!!

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Derk

March 2nd, 2009
10:02 pm

Kiff has only done what he said he was going to do!He has put together a staff second to none,his so called antics are going to put together a team second to none and the side effect of all of this is that he is busting the football world right in the mouth…Like it or not…Be scared be very scared….your comments show it all!!!

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Aintry

March 2nd, 2009
10:11 pm

I got some INITIALS for you “IRS”, an agency that tends to frown upon people who under report their income. Income can consist of goods and services. A “good” could describe a rustic cabin in a scenic area. A “service” could be construed as a “job” procured for a family member as the result of accepting a scholarship. Now obviously none of this pertains to UT, but any school that suddenly began to turn athletes that previously voiced no inclination to attend that institution might be judged worthy of someinvestigation. Well, not so much the school because they can legally disburse as many properties and cushy jobs as they deem fit, however the athletes better be sure their reported income justifies living arrangements.

NO school in the SEC would ever be suspected, but there may be other schools that fit the profile.

I was in Florida a few weeks back and heard this talk around a bar from some people who seemed well informed.

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Aintry

March 2nd, 2009
10:14 pm

Derk, The only thing to be scared of is if you have kids under 18 who are attending gatherings where grown men in a position of power take their shirts off and simulate playful skits. Be Afraid!! Be very afraid!!

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78 Dawg

March 2nd, 2009
10:17 pm

I have a son who plays high school football(he is nowhere near a Division 1 candidate),but I guarantee he is not going to any school where the coaching staff appears to have the intellect and judgment of 18 year old frat boys.

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USEagle

March 2nd, 2009
10:19 pm

I have to wonder how many serious recruits were turned off by this bizarre display.

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Derk

March 2nd, 2009
10:19 pm

Hour coaches can do whatever they want. We will rule the SEC once again and aint no punk A33 coach from Alabama going to stop us. I think that skit was pretty darn funny. ID be proud to have my son attend a fun evening like that.

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Derk

March 2nd, 2009
10:21 pm

You Gergia, Gayturds and Saban worshipers have no sense of humore.

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Tennessee Grad

March 2nd, 2009
10:23 pm

Go vols. Give them Hell derk. What years were you at Tennessee. I got my degre in 84. majored in english and arkahtecksure.

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Raymond

March 2nd, 2009
10:25 pm

You losers can’t even spell. What a disgrace.

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JustCallMeChamp

March 2nd, 2009
10:25 pm

So a bunch of grown men ripped off their shirts in front of a bunch of 15 and 16 year old boys to get them excited??? Hmmm…No wonder they waited for the players parents to get on the bus. When they come to Gainesville Sept 19 shirts are not the only thing getting ripped! And this diehard Gator will be the biggest Ga fan the day of Ga vs Tenn. These guys are clowns and they recruit like clowns…

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Derk

March 2nd, 2009
10:33 pm

Aintry,with all due respect to your upstanding morals.Why do you have to pull out the sexual card…These are Football Players not sexually confused Manboys!!No reports of table dances,G strings,nipple pinching or hunching…I guess a player getting the butt pat after a good play offends you! Football is a game of agression and passion..Not a Band camp!!

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Chinese bandit

March 2nd, 2009
10:42 pm

Table dances, G=-strings, and nipple pinching, now you are talking LSU recruiting. Go Tigers!!

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Robert

March 2nd, 2009
10:47 pm

Has anyone filed a complaint?? This does sound like deviate behavior. You know Lane did hang around with a Hugh Hefner clone in Oakland who wore pajamas in the press box. We all know about Orgeron’s rep. The only guy that I would not view suspiciously is Kiffen’s old man.

By the way, if you look up the German translation of “kiffen” you will be quite surprised. Check it out.

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Geaux Tigers

March 2nd, 2009
10:48 pm

Chinese, Forget the table dances. We do lap dances.

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Rev Mark

March 2nd, 2009
10:49 pm

I guarantee that Mark’s assistant coaches aren’t semi stripping on Junior Day.

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Rocket

March 2nd, 2009
11:48 pm

Sounds desperate…did Kiffin tell the players that Richt had cheated and that Chucky (Kiffin) was going to turn the GA coach into the NCAA?

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Rocket

March 2nd, 2009
11:50 pm

…oh and seeing Orgeron with his shirt off sounds like seeing Meatloaf with his shirt off.

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USAF dawg in Iraq

March 3rd, 2009
12:04 am

NewJersey, the difference in this and Coach Richt letting his players (notice I said PLAYERS) have a day in the pool is that it wasn’t staged or planned AND the media wasn’t all over it. Only school reporters were there. What Kiffin is doing @ UT is WRONG on soooo many levels. He’s trying to sway kids who haven’t decided on a school by theatrics and that, my friends, is what you call PATHETIC. If you can’t get the best recruits by just being yourself then you sit down. Period.

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ron martin

March 3rd, 2009
12:07 am

hey! Let’s rip our shirts off, clear the sidelines, and all dance in the end zone when we play Florida! Then the following year they can completely annihilate us!

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Tennessee Spud

March 3rd, 2009
12:10 am

Small potatoes. It’s sad to see how far Tennessee has fallen. I hope they enjoy five win seasons.

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vavycbfromtinace

March 3rd, 2009
12:21 am

usafdawg you must be a flyboy ,the thin air is effecting your judgement!!! With all due respect!!

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navycbfromtinace

March 3rd, 2009
12:26 am

playing in the pool sure made a man of me,,,and i had alot more than a shirt on

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Orangedave

March 3rd, 2009
12:29 am

I am a UT fan but I don’t wear the orange colored glasses. I think this entire situation has the chance to go either way. It can be a huge success or a terrible failure. Not a single person commenting here have a clue how this will go, including me. I do believe that his antics have been almost a necessity, not only for recruiting but to energize a fan base that has become as apathetic as the previous coaching staff. I certainly don’t agree with everything he has said or done, but more power to him at this point. He is trying to appeal to the UT fan base hungry to win again and a bunch of HS kids. I gave up trying years ago to figure out why kids choose the schools they do. It is why I quit paying any attention to recruiting. It is all a crap shoot! However, this style has worked well for USC in the past. The bottom line will eventually be wins and losses. For those of you who thinks he struggles this year, check out the schedule. This is without a doubt the best sachedule a rookie coach can have. I think he will struggle more in year 2 than next year. But he should flourish in year 3, if he signs a stud QB next year.

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rlinaug

March 3rd, 2009
12:54 am

Are they recruiting for UT or WWE? Really, what parent would want their children to go to a school where the head coach sanctions such manufactured BS?

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navycbfromtinace

March 3rd, 2009
1:03 am

Kiffins actions simply translated into words—-Coaches of Collage football,(Step it up or get the heck out of the way)

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SEC KappaAlpha

March 3rd, 2009
1:06 am

I understand the frustration that a lot of people on this site are going through. On one hand, the UT fans have been in a drought the past few years and are excited that someone has come and brought the excitement and enthusiasm back into UT football. His means may be unorthodox, but they are getting the attention of not only the recruits, but the people who disagree with him as well.

You all were obviously behooved enough, not only to read the article instead of worrying about YOUR university and their recruiting methods, but to comment on it as well. If you disagree with his methods, that is perfectly understandable. There are things that Kiffin does that I would not do, but I’m not going to publicly chastise him for it. I do not go to UT, but I do realize that what Kiffin is doing is smart. These recruits are still in High School! They enjoy things like this! They love to see excitement in a school’s football program! And too many of you are over-analyzing the message that this recruitment event was trying to do.

Kiffin may not be able to put all the pieces together and transfer all of this on to the field where it truly matters, but he is taking the first step. He is putting the effort in to bring as much talent into the football program at UT as possible. The better talent that he has to work with, the better schemes he can run, and the more opportunities he has to be successful and turn the University of Tennessee back into a successful SEC contender. And there are things that he has done that do not show class, but this is not one of them. He was simply connecting with the kids in a way that most coaches do not. And from the testimonies given by the recruits and the AJC, it sure sounds like it worked, like it or not.

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HOUNDDOG

March 3rd, 2009
3:52 am

DAWG FANS, YOU HAD BETTER WAKE UP BECAUSE VOL FOOTBALL WILL BE BACK ON TOP IN THE SEC AND NATION IN A COUPLE OF YEARS. GO VOLS!!! IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A GOOD TIME AND MAKE IT TO THE NFL, YOU NEED TO ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE. I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR “ROCKY TOP” PLAYED WHEN WE KILL THEM DAWGS NEXT YEAR. IN THE WORDS OF PAUL HARVEY “GOOD DAY”.

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JustCallMeChamp

March 3rd, 2009
4:16 am

Hey if all the coaching staff ripped off their shirts then doesn’t it make you wonder if Lane Kiffens dad gave them the “full Monte”???? And remember UGA, ALA, SC and FLA fans, you can’t spell ugly titties without a UT!

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Bamafan

March 3rd, 2009
4:26 am

YOU CAN’T SPELL SLUT WITHOUT UT!!!!!!!! GO BAMA ROLL TIDE!!
GOOD PIECE FROM SEC KAPPA ALPHA!!!

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Scott

March 3rd, 2009
4:44 am

Lane stole this idea from Pete Carroll. Check out “USC – wild boys”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYvU1×8wcu4

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heeldawg

March 3rd, 2009
5:15 am

Tennessee Grad:

1. Spellcheck.
2. English major? I think not.
3. Kiffin will not “owen” Georgia. Kiffin does not even “owen” Tennessee. Where did the top two recruits in the state of Tennessee go this year? Oh, that’s right. Georgia.
4. I think the odds of Kiffin being put on NCAA probation are greater than the odds of Tennessee winning the SEC East in the next five years.
5. I think the odds of Kiffin being indicted for public indecency are greater than the odds of Tennessee winning the SEC title in the next ten years.

Gimmickry, like your Tennessee diploma, will only take you so far, my friend. At some point, there’s going to have to be some actual substance. My suspicion is that the Vol fanbase will not be quit so enamored with Lane’s antics when he fields a losing football team next season and gets thoroughly humiliated by Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

At that point, they’ll see that the emperor isn’t wearing any clothes. The whole ripping-the-shirt-off thing is sort of ironic in that regard.

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Lice

March 3rd, 2009
5:54 am

Ut is about the only school I know of that has separate shower for it’s players. They have always been so timid and old fashioned that this business of a man taking his shirt off in public just shows how far this nation has fallen. It sickens me to see even young women basketball players running up and down the floor in shorts.I think they should wear skirts like they used too. I think track athletes should wear at least a t-shirt instead of these tight things they wear now.I guess times have changed.I must be getting old.

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JustCallMeChamp

March 3rd, 2009
6:31 am

Hey Lice, speaking of showers, think if I was a player taking a shower anywhere near a Tennessee coach I’d definitely be wearing “soup on a rope.” Would’t want to take any unneccessary chances seeing how excited they get aroung young men…

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Bubba

March 3rd, 2009
6:36 am

Hey Bumble Buzzard, Our type of program has won 7 of the last 8 games against the Ghetto Yech Trade School. Which would you rather have, 45 – 42 or 7 out of 8? Even someone from the Ghetto can answer that.

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Bamafan

March 3rd, 2009
6:40 am

The crimson tide is trying to move in the state of Georgia this year. Saban and company has offered
a lot of scholarships to players in the greater Atlanta area this year. Coach Richt and Rodney Garner
have done a great job of closing the borders in the state. Auburn and Clemson have all ways recruited
Georgia heavy for good football players and UcheaT has got there share of players also. I am happy
that Saban is recruiting in Georgia because the state of Alabama football recruits for 2010 are down this year and the state of Georgia is loaded with talented football players!! GO BAMA ROLL TIDE!!

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Kay Shostak

March 3rd, 2009
7:47 am

For any Vol fan in past years that watched our teams come onto the field for a bowl game and said, “They don’t look ready. They don’t even look like they want to be there.”, this is heaven. I want to see some emotion. And, yes, I want to win. But I want players that want it and want it bad! And AJC – we live in Georgia and love your college football coverage. We lived for 10 years outside Chicago so for us it’s SEC all the way. And like others on here – we bleed orange but pay tuition for kids at UGA! LOve the SEC and AJC!

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Greg

March 3rd, 2009
8:10 am

Bamafan,

Well done! Go to Alabama and learn you some English. That there / their use is always tricky for those west of Georgia.

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Coach Dodd

March 3rd, 2009
8:20 am

Coach CPJ is really in a mode whereby he is hand selecting who he wants, rather than CMR who is hoping to land what he can, but will likely miss on most (see Stephen Hill as exhibit A). The recruits of Georgia have a very basic decision before them, they can go to a school in which National Championships will be the norm, play in one of the most historic, loudest and most intimidating stadiums in the land, play in an explosive offense that is likely to be adopted by the NFL, all while playing for a coach who is the standard by which all others are measured. If a recruit values those key elements, they can only make one choice and that will be to play on The Flats.

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Mighty Pretty Mouth

March 3rd, 2009
8:21 am

Dear Kay, You go to Tennessee and there weill be more than emotion shown. I’m surprised the state office of HRS was not called in to investigate this travesty. ADULT men STRIPPING from the waist up in front of MINOR boys. I understand it is TEnnessee and the sexual mores extendto incest and bestiality, but usually the partners and the hound dogs are the age of consent.

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Where Is The Wife

March 3rd, 2009
8:24 am

Was Lane’s wife involved with the removal of shirts?? If not, you would expect Tennessee to get it all wrong. They have the men go topless to motivate young men instead of the only person within 100 miles that doesn’t look like the product of some “shady” dating patterns.

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BaseballVol13

March 3rd, 2009
8:25 am

Hey GoDawg,

You’re the only poster on here with a realistic point of view, FEAR King Kiffin and CREW!!!! We WILL make Georgia OUR VOLUNTEER recruiting headquarters!!!!!

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Deliverance 2

March 3rd, 2009
8:31 am

BaseballVol13, I went to Florida, do you want to quote me the stats pertaining to that rivalry the last 5 years?? I am becoming a pretty significant Georgia fan as a result of all this stuff.

You used the word “trembling”, it would appear the only people :trembling” would be members of a certain staff in anticipation of possible “conquests”–This is beyond wrong! It’s usually pretty easy to “communicate” with people when they are disrobed. Sick Sick Sick.

lane should venture out to California and recruit that cornerback with some eligibility remaining–Michael Jackson of Magic Ranch, CA. By Tennessee’s standards he is a 5 star prospect.

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BaseballVol13

March 3rd, 2009
8:34 am

heeldawg,

TENNESSEE has won the East more recently than you ball licking pups, and we’ll win again before uga does!!! King Kiffin has you bit.ches so scared, you’ll barely stick your nose out of the doghouse!!! And with regard to Marlon Brown going to the ball lickers, Memphis is farther from Knoxville than Atlanta and King Kiffin and crew will own Metro Atlanta recruiting for the next several years!!! Might as well get ready to put on the field players TENNESSEE does NOT want!!! FEAR King Kiffin and the VOLS!!!

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BaseballVol13

March 3rd, 2009
8:36 am

I’m sending all my kids to the Tennessee Junior Day. I’d be proud to see my children involved with some real character adults. And I don’t appreciate the comments on Michael Jackson. When I was younger I spent 5 days at the ranch. That is where I gained all my knowledge about self abuse. Go Vols!! Work them, well, maybe a different expression, get them going, NO, that’s wrong too. Anyhow, let’s go Lane.

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Uga91

March 3rd, 2009
8:36 am

Some of these posters are delusional…National Championships are the norm? Are you kidding me? Anyway, I am fan of Georgia high school football and I’m glad that Tech realizes the value in recruiting local. If CPJ can return Tech to national relevance with mostly GA players it can only help to raise this state’s stature in the nations eyes (ala Florida). As y’all know CMR has always emphasized the great talent from Georgia. Little known fact…The state of Georgia had the fourth most D1 signees this year, behind Texas, Florida, and Cali. We don’t get the national attention b/c Tech hasn’t been a consistent winner. Maybe Johnson can lead them to some consistent ACC championship games, then maybe our rivalry will be must see t.v. nationallly. Go Dawgs!

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BaseballVol13

March 3rd, 2009
8:38 am

In fact my wife even wants to go see the Tennessee staff. She believes it might energize our relationship that has grown tired. Of course, I’m usually the tired one.

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HRS

March 3rd, 2009
8:40 am

Finally!! Baseball Vol is showing some honesty. Confession is good for the soul.

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BaseballVol13

March 3rd, 2009
8:41 am

Deliverance,

How do the names Nu’Keese Richardson and Marsalis Teague sound? Faint memories of being committed to the Lizards? King Kiffin started out by attacking the most obvious rival first. Maybe you can go whine to Mr. Slive and get him to convince UT to give back your commitments, they were supposed to sign with UF weren’t they?

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BaseballVol13

March 3rd, 2009
8:43 am

I’ve been advised by counsel to cease making references to sexual practices that have been tied to me in the past. I have abstained from that type of behavior for many years as my 17 year old/cousin wife can attest.

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James

March 3rd, 2009
8:44 am

georgia may not ever do this, but they are always preseason #1 in the sec and usually finish 3rd or 4th. You tell me? GET FIRED UP!!! UT WILD BOYS!!!!

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CoachDoddpt2

March 3rd, 2009
8:44 am

CD, that crap was funny…good job of pretending you were serious. I’m still laughing. Good job of using all the strengths that UGA show and then claim them as your own.

Most historic, LOUDEST and most INTIMIDATING stadiums in the land, LOL, stop it. Hmmm, 92,000 and sold out EVERY game versus 45,000 of which 25,000 show up for a game. Other than UGA, name the last game that was sold out on the plains.

Yeah, the offense that will be adopted in the NFL, yep, in the 1940’s.

I do believe UGA in second in the nation behind Miami (by one player) for most players in the NFL.

A coach with standards? Yeah a commitment is a commitment (unless you are committed to another school and want to commit to us) see **Stephen Hill** as exhibit A.

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Al Capone

March 3rd, 2009
8:46 am

I would suggest any recruit that was given property and/or a job for a family member in exchange for accepting a scholarship be very dilligent in reporting the income that would accrue to the transaction. The IRS ain’t the NCAA.

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Al Capone

March 3rd, 2009
8:48 am

It’s hard to justify a 235,000 cabin on a 24,000 declared income.

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BaseballVol13

March 3rd, 2009
8:48 am

BaseballVol13 Impostor,

Must be a ball licking puppies fan! Kind of like Georgia being #1, not very realistic!!!

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BaseballVol13

March 3rd, 2009
8:50 am

AJC, Tennessee Vols hometown news!

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Twilb Dawg

March 3rd, 2009
8:53 am

Tech stinks. They know it. Let them enjoy their 45-42 Rings that they got this year! Because, they know they will NEVER have a chance to get any kind of true CHAMPIONSHIP ring!

What a joke the whole Nerd Nation is, if they only knew how EVVERYONE outside of there little circle viewed them. Oh well, it is more fun for the rest of us if they don’t.

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BaseballVol13

March 3rd, 2009
9:01 am

That BaseballVol13 is an imposter. Read his comments. He is obviously fixated on masturbation and other sexual practices. He is just trying to make us look bad. Please!! Don’t hold his comments against us. Trust me, if you saw his wife that would explain a lot.

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thomas johnson

March 3rd, 2009
9:02 am

I think it is imperative that Georgia high school students stay in the state of Georgia – wherever that might be! http://www.wedgeorgia.com

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Bill

March 3rd, 2009
9:02 am

His Wife!!! Have you seen his entire family?? Remember those 108,000 at Neyland Stadium are not season ticket holders. It’s a family reunion.

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StockDog

March 3rd, 2009
9:03 am

Very funny Coach Dodd, you described UGA well. I think that there are plenty of talented players in the state of Georgia for UGA and GT to get the players that they want and compete for conference championships. Approx. 150 football players signed D1 scholarships. This leaves about another 100 to be signed by non-Georgia schools. I graduated from UGA but felt that a strong GT program only makes UGA better. The increase competition makes one work harder. I want GT to push UGA to higher heights.
As for Coach Johnson, I felt that he was a great coach at GSU and would do a good, if not great job at GT.
However, I still prefer Coach Richt over anybody else in the ACC or SEC.

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Twilb Dawg

March 3rd, 2009
9:03 am

Twilb Dawg

March 3rd, 2009
9:02 am
UGA has won 14 out of the last 18, 23 out of last 31, 35 out of last 50…shall I continue (oh 7 out of last 8). Plus 3 of those wins in the last 50 years were “vacated”, so actually Tech’s record is even lousier than it appears (which is REALLY lousy).

Finally, the overall record is, 59-37-5…OUCH, now I understand why all of the Nerd Nation has such ____ envy when it comes to UGA!!

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Pago Flyer

March 3rd, 2009
9:07 am

Was barney franks there also?!

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Not Disappointed

March 3rd, 2009
9:08 am

OH MY….. I do enjoy college football! There trully is a lot of talent in Georgia. “Go Jackets!”

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Ed Fitz

March 3rd, 2009
9:09 am

I would think this would be viewed as an insult to the intelligence of any young person, but then again, we are talking about college football recruiting where that is simply an impossibility. Whatever happened to the “good old days” of strippers and blow? Who wants to see some homoerotic assistant coaches striptease?

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dawgstephen

March 3rd, 2009
9:16 am

The posts above. Again i point to those and say we need registration of Screen names, and accountability.

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AtlantaVol

March 3rd, 2009
9:16 am

Saint Nick – What’s CREEPY is that you can’t spell “Overpaid.”

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Bamafan

March 3rd, 2009
9:22 am

Greg, thanks for the english lesson PRICK!!!

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RAMBLE ON!!!

March 3rd, 2009
9:27 am

These fleabags are pathetic…CPJ has taken over the State. Exhibit 1: 45-42, Exhibit 2 Stephen Hill.

Maybe if ya’ll get a Tittley Winks team, ya’ll could beat GT in something.

Bunch of Losers

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SlimG

March 3rd, 2009
9:32 am

Reality again. Georgia as a state has always had top tier talent. You can go back in history to find great ones from the peach state. It should be a no brainer, but some of the carpetbaggers just don’t get it.

I hope tech wins again this year so the game becomes a rivalry again. I remember the fight on Thanksgiving a few years back. My buddy and I were running into the stadium to see it unfold. Yeah, we’re from Atlanta, better late than never right. Can’t wait to get going.

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Jersey City Jacket

March 3rd, 2009
9:36 am

What is not stated in this article, which I believe was mentioned by a poster yesterday and is common knowledge among GT insiders, is that CPJ already has several secret commits in the stable, including RB Mack Brown. I also have it on authority that the DL from Warner Robins (Whitaker) has privately committed as well. Let’s face it, CPJ is slowly putting the clamps down on the state and relegating CMR to having to chase 2 star recruits in other states, while getting embarrassed in state.

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Joshua Barlowe

March 3rd, 2009
9:37 am

I’m pretty sure “Coach Dodd” above was a UGA fan trying to make Tech fans look stupid. Nice try, Tech fans are realists. Yes, we’ll be in the hunt for National Championships again soon, but our stadium is small and our crowds are more old than they are loud.

And the NFL isn’t likely to be adopting the triple option anytime soon.

We don’t care – college ball is college ball and CPJ and the Jackets are building on the success of this year and moving forward. Our 4 National Championships will be 5 before UGA gets #3.

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Baba O'Riley

March 3rd, 2009
9:38 am

Calm down UGAGers…Coach Dodd is one of your own blogging tongue in cheek.

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joe

March 3rd, 2009
9:42 am

Just going by pure numbers, there are way too many D-1 players in GA for UGA and Tech to sign…thus, they go to schools out of state. Both hometown teams always get there share, but sometimes teams like UT or Clemson get the ones who would rather leave their hometowns. Not everyone likes to stay in the same place all their lives, except for Bamafan who chooses time and time again to take the pot calling the kettle black route when he refers to UT as cheaters…look in the mirror next time you are wearing a roll tide shirt and then you will see the true cheaters name, which was proven in court on more than one occasion.

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gadawgs

March 3rd, 2009
9:56 am

Hey Ramble On

You are delirious if you think CPJ has taken over the state. Your two points were Exhibit 1: 45-42. You need to win more than one time in 8 years to claim superiority. Don’t see it happening. Exhibit 2: Stephen Hill. Are you kidding me. Stephen Hill was going to commit to UGA all the way up until the night before when CMR advised him that it would better serve him to sign with Tech. Why because Marlon Brown had called coach and told him he was coming to Athens. Stephen Hill was a backup plan in case Brown did not commit. We got the player we wanted. Not a slight to Mr. Hill as he is a fine player and from what I can see a good kid but he would not play at UGA with the receivers we have and he knew it. The players that you signed from GA are good but not great as is your coach. He is good not great. I sincerely hope he does bring Tech back to “prominence”. As a matter of fact I hope you guys are undefeated heading into our game because it will be priceless to watch you get your _ _ _ handed to you in front of your 15,000 rabid fans and to watch you throw your pocket protectors down in disgust.

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Coach Dodd

March 3rd, 2009
9:59 am

Speak for yourself Joshua…we get enough grief on these boards from the Mutts, we don’t need to take shots at each other….forgive me for showing some enthusiasm and confidence in our Coach….if you want to labor under false modesty and low expectations then have at it, but I expect greatness and I believe that is what CPJ embodies.

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Andy

March 3rd, 2009
10:02 am

Why are you Techies making such a big deal about Stephen Hill?

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Jon

March 3rd, 2009
10:14 am

Are these nerds really hanging their hat on Stephen Hill. REALLY? Bless his heart but that guy wouldn’t have seen the field for two years minimum at Georgia. I would rather have an out of state guy like Marlon Brown anyway.

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Andy

March 3rd, 2009
10:14 am

This would be a good idea if it was Kiffin’s wife taking her shirt off instead of these other clowns.

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RAMBLE ON!!!

March 3rd, 2009
10:19 am

gadawgs…that’s some serious, and I mean serious rationalization. Richt told Hill to go to GT….LMAO.

I bet Richt told Stafford to throw that interception to Burnett to keep it close because he is St. Richt and he didn’t want to run the score up?

give me a break.

Get use to losing to GT and hope Ga. State doesn’t start stealing your 4-5 star recruits that can’t read.

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Smyrna Man

March 3rd, 2009
10:20 am

LOL UGA 2010 instate class will be a joke, terrible at best

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Bamafan

March 3rd, 2009
10:21 am

I am getting nailed to the wall today!! Yes Bama did screw up in Memphis because of a stupid and
drunken fan who tried to buy Albert Means. Fulmer and the SEC AD Roy Cramer tried to get Bama
the death penalty from the NCAA. UcheaT and several others SEC schools were in the buy out for Means also. To the other blogger saying that i was calling the kettle black when i refer to UcheaT
as cheaters, i stand correct that UcheaT DOES NOT have the SEC AD COVERING UP FOR UT anymore and the AUBURN TIGERS LEAD IN NCAA LEGAL TROUBLE FOLLOWED BY THE GEORGIA BULLDOGS. UcheaT HAS REPORTED 3 MINOR PROBLEMS CAUSED BY BOY BLUNDER!! ROLL TIDE!!!

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garcia

March 3rd, 2009
10:40 am

The State of Georgia has been bleeding talent for too many years. Programs like Clemson, Auburn, Tennessee and Alabama have been feeding in Georgia for years. Why? Because there is a lot of well-coached talent in this State Having two programs rising in prominence and competing for recruits will only improve both programs catches. Quality prospects in this State would have little reason to look elsewhere.

The rise of GT’s program will be a very good thing for UGA. Let the rivalry thrive and watch the entire State of Georgia move up the ranks of college football.

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curdog

March 3rd, 2009
11:04 am

1 Maybe a great Georgia born recruit would be more likely to stay for 4 years than one from TX or NJ. Those guys were great, but a multi-generational Georgian might have let alma mater matter more than money.

2 “you really, really want to also concentrate on the contigious states that are touching Georgia” Don’t know what “contigious” means, but he could have just said “contiguous” and omitted “”that are touching Georgia”

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Supersize that order, mutt

March 3rd, 2009
11:11 am

To whoever referred to the three vacated games in the Tech – UGAG series, if I am not mistaken, those vacated games were restored after appeal. But even if they were not, that does NOT mean that UGAG has 3 more wins in the series; a vacated game means essentially that no game was played. As far as stadium comparisons go, wtf cares? Obiously none of y’all remember the days when Tech’s stadium was considerably larger than Sanford stadium and always sold out. Nobody went to Athens before Dooley came, and on several occasions the mutts rented out Grant Field for a double header with Tech in Atlanta. That last happened in 1961. Yes, those are days long gone by, but tides do turn (no reference to Bama), and fortunes do change. And the past several years of Tech – UGAG games are no more relevant to today than the stadiums of the past are. Any sane and objective fan of college football can see that CPJ is one helluva coach, and his chances for success in Atlanta are very very good. One game in a series does not redefine the entire series, but it sure does provide a lot of insight into the quality of coaching and play, and what was seen in Sanford Stadium last November does not bode well for the mutts. THWG !!!

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Georgia mutt and proud of it!!

March 3rd, 2009
11:24 am

The yellow jackets go lucky last year and will get a beat down this year in Atlanta!! Richt ownes
this state in football recruiting and will kick butt and take names for years to come!! Get ready
Bugs for UGA to piss on your parade come late November!!

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Rabun Dawg

March 3rd, 2009
11:28 am

Ramble On, back off the caffine the rest of the day, you are getting out of control and your thought process is not rational this day. Ga. State stealing UGA recruits, man, that is too funny. Oh, while we are at it, why do you consistently criticize the intelligence of UGA signees or players, when you have no idea of what you speak.”Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones”.

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Ramblinwreck

March 3rd, 2009
11:28 am

Hey bubba, i bet you didn’t even go to college much less UGA. I am suprised you could count that high but i know UGA defense lost count of how many points it gave up the last 5 games of the season. I think times are changing in this rivalry. Don’t forget that UGA was ranked #1 preseason and like they alway do, they don’t live up to the hype. Lost at home on senior day with all those studs on offense to a supposedly “bad” GT team. Who would of thought and don’t be supprised if UGA only wins 7 or 8 games next year. Go Jackets!

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Tech

March 3rd, 2009
11:36 am

I, personally, would prefer 8 in a row. Which is something you mutts have forgotten.

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Bill Cummings

March 3rd, 2009
11:42 am

Hey Jack….You mentioned Saban’s name being mud the first year. Wrong…BUT, the big difference between Kiffin and Saban is Saban was a winner before he came to Bama and continues to be a winner. If Kiffin wins as a head coach, it will be for the first time. You see, it’s a big difference in kids knowing who you are by just your name and being in the news by your antics and knowing who you are by the fact that your name is associated with WINNING. Kiffin can recruit whomever but until he shows he can win in the SEC (or win period) then it really doesn’t matter.
ROLL TIDE

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Charlotte Dawg

March 3rd, 2009
11:43 am

Tech fans are very excited about beating Georgia for the first time in many years. Georgia fans act the same way when they beat Florida once in a while. And Georgia fans thought the Florida series was finally turned around with the end-zone dance and the victory in 2007. I can remember all the hope inside the program and on the blogs.

Truth is folks, one game does not change a series. Florida was pi$$ed about losing that game and felt disrespected. So in 2008, they beat the tar out of us and took time outs to rub it in our face.

So tech, be careful all this trash talking and confidence doesn’t come back to bite you like it did us. Georgia coaches, players, and fans have circled this game on their calender and have very similar feelings to the Gators before they waxed our a$$es in Jacksonville. Taking the hedges and making rings “ring” any bells with you guys?

I won’t be surprised if Georgia does the same thing to Tech that Florida did to Georgia. Just be careful on the trash you talk. We will remind you of it if we return the favor this year. And it won’t be pretty, polite, or classy. You are setting yourselves up big time just like we did.

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LMSinATL

March 3rd, 2009
11:45 am

Good times in Rocky Top.
I’ll bet the president is proud. Oh wait … he’s resigning.
I’ll bet AD Mike Hamilton is proud. Oh wait, Kiffin fired him.
No he didn’t. Yes he did. No he didn’t. Yes he did .. along with his limo driver. Coach can’t fire the AD. Yes he can. He fired the president.
Welcome to the SEC, Coach Kiffin, or rather, Lord of the Flies.

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38-3

March 3rd, 2009
11:46 am

HEY RAMBLE ON, still waiting on those CHICK-FIL-A Bowl rings you nerd!

It’s quite sad to watch you post, rant, rave and make some sort of “cool smart a**” comment or insult directed at UGA. We (blog regulars) know the TRUTH…UGA owns your SIMPLE mind. You do not represent the greater majority of level headed Tech Fans, you are part of the lunatic FRINGE who are more concerned with UGA than with your own program…GT. Like I’ve been saying, UGA owns your SIMPLE mind, RAMBLE ON, so please, carry on spew some more venom and vitrol toward UGA, it’s quite entertaining…and SAD!

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Red Elephant

March 3rd, 2009
11:47 am

Greg,

I guess you were reading your English grammar during the first half of 31-0. Don’t be such a punk.

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Swamp Fan

March 3rd, 2009
11:54 am

Maybethiskid….. sounds just like a fan who pulls for a team that has not done much in the last 29 years… no MNC, no Heismans, just a bunch of wins before he was born to hang his hat on.. good job!!

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razrbakfan

March 3rd, 2009
12:07 pm

How bush league can they get? Kiffin is a joke. They should have just gotten a bunch of kegs to really finish off the fraternity party. Give me a break.

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Shane

March 3rd, 2009
12:18 pm

GT has to recruit Georgia because they are just a regional program. While UGA can recruit Georgia but also get kids from all over the country because they are a national program. Its really pretty simple

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Huh?

March 3rd, 2009
12:19 pm

“I am suprised you could count that high but i know UGA defense lost count of how many points it gave up the last 5 games of the season.”

I didn’t lose count. We gave up two fewer points than Georgia Tech’s absolutely laughable defense gave up in its final 5 games. Georgia Tech gave up 32 points per game in its final 5 games and went a mediocre 3-2. Lets make some rings to celebrate!!!! Georgia Tech is on a roll!!!!

Good grief.

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what?

March 3rd, 2009
12:26 pm

Tech fans like to talk about how horrible UGA’s defense is and yet they use the fact that they beat us by 3 to say how great they are. If we suck so bad, why make your claim to fame 45-42. How about when you faced a real good defense like LSU. 38-3?

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Cameron

March 3rd, 2009
12:29 pm

Coach Dodd, you are an idiot my friend. It is okay to be proud of your program. You do have the right coach, but don’t be delusional. UGA only went after Stephen Hill when they missed out on national recruits. He only chose Tech, because he knew he was Tech’s first choice. Did I mention, he was you’re highest ranked recruit. Ask the QB you signed from Indiana what school he has always dreamed of playing for, and he will tell you the same school that never offered him, UGA.

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Ramblin Wrecker

March 3rd, 2009
12:32 pm

I know a lot of the posters on here are out of touch with reality. But I think UGA fans have to admit, things are not as easy as they used to be. Think about it. GT won vs. UGA this season (I know most UGA fans will say 7 out of 8 and that’s fine, but we’re not talking history here, we’re talking about trends). GT recruited more in state players than UGA did this year, 14 to 11. GT went head to head with UGA on a player and won. And not just a player, a WR!!!! Think about that. A kid who I’m sure heard all the negative recruiting about how he will not be used enough at GT, still choose GT over UGA. I’m not making this stuff up. I think that Paul Johnson has started a movement and I’m not sure a UGA without Stafford/Moreno can reverse it in one year. So we’ll see what happens.

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Savannah Dawg

March 3rd, 2009
12:35 pm

Man everyone is so mean to eachother. Can’t we all just get along?

Screw Tech

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RAMBLE ON!!!

March 3rd, 2009
12:49 pm

Rabun Dawg because half of UGAgs 10 ten recruiting class ends up at Hargrave Academy every year because they can’t read.

Come on, you know every time you hear an interview with one of your players how embarrassing it is. How many times have you hit the mute button when you’re with opposing fans…don’t lie?

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Ramblinwreck

March 3rd, 2009
12:53 pm

Savannah Dawg, can’t you come up with something original to say other than screw tech. Why can’t UGA fans just get it in their heads that they won’t always win the Rivalry game. All streaks end and UGA’s ended last year. Don’t be suprised if Tech starts their own streak. You’ve got to hand it to Coach Johnson and players for going into UGA, falling behind early but coming out with a fire that no Tech team has had for a long time. That’s what Johnson brings to the team. Tech won’t be a push-over anymore in this game. Maybe if Tech wins the game this year, there won’t be many excuses for why UGA lost. They will say, Tech was the better team today just like last year.

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Dave

March 3rd, 2009
12:55 pm

What do Tech fans have in common with UGA fans?

Tech fans were never enrolled at UGA either.

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LawDawg

March 3rd, 2009
12:56 pm

Why do you Nerds always say that UGA ALWAYS underachieves? We amy have been preseason #1 in apoll last year but only 2 out of the last 20 years has that team finished #1. Also, I don’t think UGA was preseason ranked #2 the year before or #3 a couple years before that. I would say having 10+ wins every year and finishing in the Top 10 every year does not costitute “underachieving all the time”. Nerds, jealousy does not get you very far in this world. You must think harder and work more for success!

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Jacket in NY

March 3rd, 2009
1:10 pm

CPJ is the gold standard by which others will be compared….the AJC article this AM, which chronicles the rigors of a GT off season only underscore this fact….while the other program to the east of us sit around and play video games in the off season our troops are running and lifting so that they may be in optimal condition to run the high octane offense that has become the hallmark of Tech football under CPJ…of course this also readies them for the NFL…perhaps the mutts would be better served to stay off our message board and lobby their coach to implement an off-season lifting program….there is something special afoot in Atlanta and it is high time the mutts learn to fall in line with that reality

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RAMBLE ON!!!

March 3rd, 2009
1:13 pm

I’m taking a half day off today in honor of Square Root Day, a rare holiday that occurs when the day and the month are both the square root of the last two digits of the current year. Numerically, March 3, 2009, can be expressed as 3/3/09, or mathematically as √9 = 3, or 3² = 3 × 3 = 9.

I’ll leave you mutts to yourself pretending 45-42 never happened and planning for your next team TD dance in 2016.

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Ramblinwreck

March 3rd, 2009
1:25 pm

LawDawg, no one is saying UGA has underachieved since Richt has been there but when they’re hyped up to be the best, they don’t deliver. It seems that if they aren’t hyped up to be the best, they do finish the year better. Also, Tech may be envious of UGA’s success but what team isn’t. No UGA fan can tell me with a straight face that they expected the success they’ve enjoyed the past 8 years. Tech fans are realistic about our chances of success every year. I just can’t stand hearing UGA fans complain about a loss looking to point the finger at someone and then say “It’s a rebuilding year”. By the way, LawDawg those players on UGA team don’t have much going for them when they either graduate if they can or go pro and flop in 2-3 years. UGA might be a good school but you know Tech is definitely a better one and if UGA’s players start thinking too hard they might hurt themselves.

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Jim n Buckhead

March 3rd, 2009
1:26 pm

U guys posting on here are an embarrassment to both coaches and programs…get a life.

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Ramblinwreck

March 3rd, 2009
1:32 pm

Jim n Buckhead, You just posted so you must be an embarrassment too.

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LawDawg

March 3rd, 2009
1:50 pm

Ramblinwreck,

Who said anything about scholar-athletes and students and graduating? You are NOT being realistic in your view of the athletes being “students” at Tech. They are a JOKE!!! BTW they have been hyped to be the “best” just once in their illustrious history, so your statement is VERY baseless!! Also, Ramble On, you are the quintessential Nerd!

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Long Dawg

March 3rd, 2009
2:08 pm

To Ramble On and all the Tech nerds who have crawled out of their cubicles long enough to blog their standard inferiority complex nonsense…..

As I have told you many times Tech is nothing without Georgia on their schedule. Their season means nothing without Georgia on their schedule. They never have anything to celebrate unless they beat Georgia, no BCS bowls, no ACC championships, no 10 win seasons. 2008 was another typical year for Tech with stellar performances against Gardner Webb and LSU except they beat Georgia for the first time in 8 years. Tech saves everything and always plays their best game against Georgia because they envy Georgia and the Georgia program so much. The series had gotten kind of boreing lately. Tech got our attention.

Ramble On please crawl back into your hole and fire up your porno site and enjoy the 45 to 42 victory for as long as you can you dip@#$%.

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homelesstopgun

March 3rd, 2009
2:09 pm

I love it! You guys are scared to death! UT is behind the 8-ball in recruiting. We just don’t have the in state talent. This why you pay coaches millions. To get the best talent and then coach em up. If the shoe was on the other foot you would be slobbering on yourself. YOu GA heathens didn’t have problem when your kids bum rushed the endzone against UF. But now it’s not so cool. Just tell the truth, you’re worried about UT now.

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Long Dawg

March 3rd, 2009
2:14 pm

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Lame is the Dork

March 3rd, 2009
2:15 pm

Hey, “lame is the man”, (Could you be anymore of a hillbilly?), you sound like a child that just got his new Christmas Huffy bicycle trashed by the neigborhood bullies when referring to other posts from non hillbillies about your new found hero, Lame. You’ll, no doubt, be one of the ones calling for his head after 2 years of getting his eyes beat shut by opposing SEC teams.

Personally, the hiring of Lil’ Lame has been great where I’m concerned.
Listening to his sophmoric approach to coaching and watching his childlike antics during his pressers have been extremely entertaining, kinda like watching a circus clown. You guys think he’s your answer? Only if you believe chimps can perform brain surgery! It’s with morbid delight that I’ll enjoy watching this trainwreck as it happens. But, hey, he’s bringing recognition Hillbilly U, right?

Lane Kiffin’s salary… 2,000,000.00

Lane Kiffin’s coaching staff salary pool… 5,235,000.00

Watching Hillbilly U. fold up like a lawn chair
after Florida beats their collective eyes shut…Priceless

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DawginLex

March 3rd, 2009
2:15 pm

Rambler,

Joe Hamilton and Reuben houston=THE GOLD STANDARD FOR NERD HERD ACADEMICS

I watched Matthew stafford get interviewed the day he announced he was going to the NFL and he sounded pretty good to me. Didn’t have to hit the mute button one time.

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Preston

March 3rd, 2009
2:22 pm

I’m not worried about the other schools offering Georgia’s high school talent any more now than in previous years. Haven’t they been doing it all along anyway? Everyone needs to settle down and quit worrying about the kiffen situation. Didn’t we get their best receiver to come to Athens? And did he get anyone from GA that we need to be too concerned about?

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Preston

March 3rd, 2009
2:27 pm

Ramblinwreck, stop that tired, old “tech is a better school” crap. For engineering alone… yes. For everything else it’s UGA. Get real.

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Preston

March 3rd, 2009
2:31 pm

Lane Kiffin will have to do a lot more than just run his mouth to worry me. I’m LMAO at all these people getting so fired up about him. I’m much more concerned with getting the Florida rivalry back where it belongs.

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To Preston

March 3rd, 2009
2:34 pm

Your wrong. Even Tech’s management program is ranked higher than UGA’s business school.

http://bwnt.businessweek.com/interactive_reports/undergrad_bschool_2009/?chan=magazine+channel_special+report

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Ramblinwreck

March 3rd, 2009
2:56 pm

LawDawg, I guess you haven’t been a UGA fan very long because you would of known that they were hyped up to be the best in 1981, the year after the won their last National Championship. I guess you must of not known that. They did terrible that year going 5-5. That’s sad that a Tech fan knows more about your football team than you do. At least Tech’s had a National Championship in the last 20 years. That’s more than i can say about UGA. I gaurantee that UGA won’t be Tech’s best game next year because UGA won’t be as good next year since they were so good this year. What a joke! Don’t act like UGA doesn’t try to play there best game against Tech considering the games the last five years have been decided by 6 points or less. Hey Long Dawg, do you really think Tech is nothing without you sinkin #&% mutts. Who has more National Championships? UGA was nothing until Dooley got there, and when he lefy UGA was nothing until Richt got there.

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Ramblinwreck

March 3rd, 2009
3:02 pm

Preston, Your a joke. Do you know the difference between UGA and Tech graduates? UGA graduates end up working for Tech graduates. UGA has a good Business program and …… i couldn’t think of anything else. I have a friend that got into UGA and he’s an idiot and he’s been there for 6 years. I guess that’s common practice for UGA students but i’m sure you couldn’t even get in.

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DawginLex

March 3rd, 2009
3:05 pm

1981 UGA team went 5-5? Really?

I could have swore that team lost one game to Clemson and won the SEC and lost to Dan Marino in the Sugar Bowl.

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DawginLex

March 3rd, 2009
3:19 pm

Ramblinwrecker,

The more you type and pretend to be “better than us” just because you went to Tech, the dumber you appear. Then you spout your vast knowledge of UGA football by declaring the 1981 SEC champions as going “5-5″.

Probably better for you to not type anymore……………..

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gdawginkalamazoo

March 3rd, 2009
3:35 pm

Ramblinwreck, your friend seems to have his priorities straight in life. Six years in Athens? He might be a lot smarter than you think.

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Dscottgt919697

March 3rd, 2009
3:38 pm

Thanks to everyone who took the time to work up the vitriol that’s gone into the comments above. I needed a laugh, and I knew if I came to these blogs I would get it. I can only hope you guys don’t really take all this as seriously as your posts might indicate.

Fellow Jackets, Be Proud…. but don’t be stupid; we’ve got a much tougher road this coming year. Let’s take care of our business, and let the folks in Athens tend to theirs….

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Ramblinwreck

March 3rd, 2009
3:39 pm

DawginLex, get ready for times to change. I hope you can get used to UGA losing next year and to Tech for years to come.

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Rockytoptn83

March 3rd, 2009
3:44 pm

Say what you want, but you know Yaw Yaw and Co are doing an awesome job of keeping UT on the radar of these kids. It may take a year or two, but Tennessee is definitely comin back ya’ll!

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Lee

March 3rd, 2009
3:50 pm

This is just something stupid he brought from So Cal. Here’s a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYvU1×8wcu4&feature=channel_page Yawn.

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Ramblinwreck

March 3rd, 2009
4:08 pm

Dscott, your right. I was wrong on 1981, it was 1989 when UGA posted a 6-6 season when they were supposed to be really good. Excuse me for the mistake and I’m not trying to sound better that UGA. As i said before that it’s a good school but i can’t stand when UGA fans say their better in sports and academics. Remember that there is more sports than just football. And by the way gdawgin, my friend isn’t in Athens trying to be a doctor. He’s doing what alot of UGA students do, avoid the real world and get drunk every night. How pathetic.

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Ed Fitz

March 3rd, 2009
4:28 pm

The whole thing soundcs like some Gay soft core film. Lets all us guys take off our shirts and dance together. Yee-haw.
One of the kids said, “That’s just how they go.”
He should have added, “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”
I guess they can go out afterwards and grind up on some Ho’s to convince themselves they aren’t really gay.

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LSU

March 3rd, 2009
5:24 pm

If we knew you Tech people were such little girls, we would not have let you score your 3 points in the bowl game.

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BAMA STAN

March 3rd, 2009
5:32 pm

31-0 at the half?!!!

Nothing wrong with being proud of your school – but let’s keep it in proper perspective:

Both GT and UGA have had thier moments of being in the national spotlight – but neither team is considered royalty or elite when talking national scale.

Both teams are fierce league competitors – respected as regional powers.

Both teams are historically and on average – 4th or 5th best in their league any given year – and will occaisionally be in position for a title – but never in contention on a consistent basis.

UGA has more of recent share of national exposure – but this is rare for UGA. Their best years were during WW2 – when the rest of the country was at war, the Hershall years – and early Richt era.
UGA is now relegated as (at best) the 2nd best team in the SEC East – and is fighting with TN and SC for 2nd, 3rd or 4th SEC East position.

GT – was a national power – and lost their MOJO – left he SEC in the early 60’s – dang near died – wanted back in the SEC late 70’s – denied as they were still an arrogant group. Yet has been through a humbling period.

Successful under Bobby Ross – well deserved National Title (should not have shared with 5th down and 1 loss colorado) – was a power a few years in late 90’s under coach O’Leary. Recently, a respectful and consistent 8 game winner – AND NOW , Coach Paul Johnson has made them an exciting team to watch – but as teams study the LSU game – they will figure out that GT will be a consistent 7 / 8 game winner under Johnson.

UGA basically blew it last year – defense was horrible in second half – give GT credit – they got the breaks and UGA defense choked under pressure ……again.

Both schools – regionally respected – but not even a blip on the national radar – reserved for the Alabama’s, USC’s, OHIO STATES, and now Florida’s of the college football world.

ROLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Maddog

March 3rd, 2009
5:44 pm

RAMBLE Steve KneeJerk ON Superior, you’ve been kind of silent lately haven’t you? Can you not come up with anything better than to keep posting 45-42. I thought a man of self-annointed intelligence such as yourself who has apparently taken that “tougher Tech Calculus course than at UGA” could have figured this one out. I gave it to my third grade daughter and she said:

45 minus 42 equals 3.

I hope this helps. Perhaps you can now move on to more difficult issues. LMAO!!!

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adam

March 3rd, 2009
5:52 pm

Can’t wait for all the Bama fans, Gator fans, and Georgia fans to be proven wrong. Only a matter of time before we are the class of the SEC and possibly the nation. It worked, the recruits loved it. Enthusiasm never hurt anyone, and we are displaying that we have more of it than anyone else and it will pay off in due time. As far as X’s and O’s, need I mention Monte Kiffin? Lane is a very bright man, which some of you are failing to see or just don’t want to give him credit for it. I know this for sure, if it were you’re school doing it, you would be smiling ear to ear just like I am. It’s crazy, it sounds like most of you guys are scared. GO VOLS!!!

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UTAH

March 3rd, 2009
5:54 pm

Bama Stan….21-0 at the end of the first quarter????

Nice attempt to try and sound intelligent.

You try and trash UGA by saying they struggle in the SEC east. And what did Bama do against UF this year? Had they been in the cupcake west, then Bama would not have gone undefeated in the regular season and would not have appeared in the SEC title game (where you were exposed as being average).

Next, you bash GT saying they will consistently win 7-8 ballgames per year. They did that with Gailey. Johnson won 9 in his first year and I expect 9 to be their average wins per year.

Finally, how do you figure Bama is in the elite category? Don’t bother with the successes of the Bear or Stallings. You have one good season in a down year for the SEC and you’re suddenly one of the elite? Elite teams don’t get handed their rear ends two games in a row, especially two games of great significance.

Bama has been an afterthought for many years (remember 2007), and the next undefeated season may come in another decade or two if you’re lucky. However, Saban will NOT be at the helm at that time.

You need to stop dipping so much boy, that stuff’s done made you null and void.

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adam

March 3rd, 2009
6:06 pm

You guys speak with such hatred, you fear what you do not know or understand, and the fact that you can’t see a good thing depresses me. I give props when props are due, even if this were another school, even in the SEC, I would say to myself that it was a great way to get exposure, hell, a paper that is supposed to be covering YOUR schools is giving us well needed publicity, much appreciated AJC. You just wish your coach would have done it first. Next thing you know Nick will be participating in 7 on 7’s and Urban will be doing cartwheels, and Richt, well he will just keep having his swimming pool parties. GO VOLS!!!

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#1bamafan

March 3rd, 2009
6:39 pm

#1bamafan

March 3rd, 2009
6:41 pm

Hey Utah,

Act like you’ve won a game before. If you don’t like history, you haven’t done anything. How bout 12 NC and many SEC C?

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UTAH

March 3rd, 2009
6:42 pm

#1bamafan, you will “roll” if you play us again. Just like last time:)

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JWS

March 3rd, 2009
6:50 pm

The UT coaches stole this idea from Michael Jackson.

I remember when he used to rip his shirt off in front of boys and then get them real fired up!

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JustCallMeChamp

March 3rd, 2009
7:29 pm

Hey Adam, I wouldn’t be too concerned right now about what Bama, Gator, Ga Fans think. Son, I’d be worried about Kentucky and Vandy fans! You better not make those guys mad or else they’re gonna have a piece of you too! And who exactly is your quarterback again??? HAHAHAHAHAHA. But thats OK, Im sure you recruited another Peyton Manning to come in and save you. Oh, you didn’t??? But you DID get some guy from Fla named Nukee. Let it be a lesson to you son, never take another mans Nukee! Boy, can’t wait to see THAT guy go over the middle against Fla! Son, the college football world isn’t laughing WITH you, they are all laughing AT you!!! And the reason I keep calling you son?? It’s because I AM your DADDY!

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Bill

March 3rd, 2009
7:48 pm

Ever heard of Kenny McKinley, Chaz Sutton, Eric Norwood, Eric Berry, Jared Cook, Kenny Miles, just to name a few? Nobody puts a fence anywhere. Ask AJ Green.

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UTAH

March 3rd, 2009
7:50 pm

#1bamafan – you can’t be serious. How many NCs have you won in the past 20 years? One maybe? How about the last 10 years? Stop living in the past. Bear died almost 30 years ago. Elvis is dead and a black man is President.

Let’s look at your overall record this decade: 65-47. Hardly impressive. In fact, just mediocre. During this same period of time we’ve gone 75-33.

By the way, Gomer, in the years where either team was ranked in the final top 25, we were ahead of Bama 3 times and you were ahead of us just twice.

21 – 0 at the end of the first quarter????

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Hmm

March 3rd, 2009
9:48 pm

Can i post yet?

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Lane'S Wife

March 3rd, 2009
10:33 pm

I just wish Lane would take his shirt off around me. He’s so fixated on the coaching staff’s aureolas that he no longer has eyes for me.

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Chris Nelli

March 3rd, 2009
11:01 pm

Hey all you rabid SEC fans, do you know that Lane’s father (Monte) coached at NC State in the early 80’s? Guess what? He did the same stupid stunts. After 3 seasons of 0.500 football, he got fired. I’ve talked with many SEC fans at work, etc., but no one has made the connection between what Lane is doing and what his father did. Do your research, you country bumpkins!

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Daniel

March 3rd, 2009
11:12 pm

I think Georgia will have an advantage against Tech in recruiting for awhile until Tech has established itself for a little longer. One people need to stop saying “oh we beat UGA for stephen hill”. UGA didnt start recruiting him till the very end and with such a short time he was highly interested and thought about backing out of Tech. Has anyone thought that UGA wasnt that concerned since they got the #3 WR in the country! I bet after reading this you would think im a UGA fan…but def not..I dont hate UGA but I dont like much about them at all! You can catch me at games shouting THWG during the fight song. The only thing is that Tech does an amazing job recruiting in a low academic state with GT’s high standards! I think Tech will always be able to compete with Georgia as long as Tech keeps recruiting decent Defensive players( Many are in the NFL) and keep running that offense!

I hope GT has an awesome year and a way better BBall team! Fans need to stop talking like we are a powerhouse! However, we do have awesome history with the oldest stadium in history, Bobby Dodd,Calvin Johnson, John Heisman, and 4 national championships..Nothing can take that history away. UGA fans need to stop saying that Tech is second to Georgia in academics..UGA is not a bad school, Tech is just Excellent in some really awesome programs.
Hope tech lands some awesome recruits..need another DT
GO JACKETS!!

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Chuck Uga

March 3rd, 2009
11:52 pm

Any kid atthat age that commits to a school is a fool. Immature fool would be the correct description.

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Bill in Sandy Springs

March 4th, 2009
2:58 am

Wow, its great that you can handle math that most people learned in 9th grade.

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Bill in Sandy Springs

March 4th, 2009
3:00 am

the guy who was talking about the square root crap

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March 4th, 2009
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DawginLex

March 4th, 2009
9:37 am

So now only UGA students get drunk every night? Tech students don’t do that I guess because they are too busy studying????

WOW

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LESD

March 4th, 2009
9:58 am

Sure, Tech nerd,

Except that according to Scout.com, Georgia’s 2009 recruiting class is ranked higher than USC’s or Oklahoma’s…and waaaaaaayyy higher than Tech’s. Richt’s excellent recruiting has been a key ingredient in winning 82 games in eight years while coaching in the toughest division within the toughest conference in America.

BTW, belated congrats on Tech’s three-point win over UGA this year, the Jackets’ first victory over Georgia (without using ineligible players) since 1990. Enjoy the win as long as you can. It might be many years before you get another one.

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Reason

March 4th, 2009
9:58 am

Do you honestly believe god cares about Georgia football? Or any football for that matter? Nothing fails like prayer.

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Sam Clemmons

March 4th, 2009
10:03 am

What if his recruit is a Muslim??? Does he think his god (Yaweh) is the only god?? Pray for something that matters, not 18 year old recruits. Tell Richt to flip a coin next time, it works just as well. Go Dawgs!!
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. — George Bernard Shaw

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dap01

March 4th, 2009
10:15 am

Tech Nerd: What an insightful comment. Thanks.

Perhaps you should spend as much time comparing what players committed to UGA. UGA is fine without your contributions.

UGA has CMR that is great. Tech has CPJ, that too is good. I am more comfortable with CMR. You and the other 45,000 other fans should worry about your program and your coach. You should worry about whether ESPN is going to pick Tech or South Boise State for the Thursday night game. You should worry about if you will have to buy 2 tanks of gas or 1 tank of gas in order to get your free Tech tickets. Worry about Tech. Blog on a Tech blog. Besides, your break time is very limited at the factory, use it wisely.

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Fred

March 4th, 2009
10:16 am

To start with, you spell God with a capital. Don’t ever believe prayer is a waste. If you live your life trying to do God’s will God will answer your prayers. It happens to people over and over. God may not care about football but he sure cares about Mark Richt. Maybe he wants a certain boy to be in a situation like Georgia. It will happen. Remember, God is unchangable and unstopable.

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bank walker

March 4th, 2009
10:18 am

I personally like GMR’s approach. I think prayer is a great thing and should be done more often. He prays about everything he needs help with and that’s what the big man is for. God might not care about “Georgia Fooball”, but he cares about the players and coaches. To answer your question, reason! GO DAWGS!!!!!!!

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zdawg8

March 4th, 2009
10:21 am

CMR prays that the right people come to UGA. Not that he prays for the 5-star guy to come to UGA. Ya”ll are missing the point. Also, drunken men are rarely happy.

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DOGZILLA

March 4th, 2009
10:24 am

Anybody wonder why it bothers atheists/agnostics so much when religious people pray? Is it somehow an infringement on non-believers’ rights? Or are they just that wrapped up in themselves? Whether Richt’s prayers help or not, it definitely doesn’t hurt.

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Lance Sumner

March 4th, 2009
10:25 am

Do you honestly believe God cares about Georgia football? Without a doubt because he cares about us. I believe Mark Richt to be an honorable Faithful Christian. I believe in the power of prayer and what Coach Richt is doing. I am sure their are other Christian coaches out there that pray over their recruits but you will never hear them make that statement because of how far our society has left their roots.

What if his recruit is a Muslim??? Does he think his god (Yaweh) is the only god?? Maybe God wants to see that Muslim recuit told the truth. And by the way just so you know, There is only one God!

So, Coach Richt you will always have my complete support as you continue to step out in Faith and spread God’s word. I personally thank God for you and the man he has developed within you. As a Youth Pastor, I appreciate men like you who continue to lead boys into Men and give them the opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Thank you again, and may God continue to Bless you and keep you safe! Amen.

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RAMBLE ON!!!

March 4th, 2009
10:25 am

Hey coach, pray for the stock market instead, and we won’t run the score up on you in Atlanta this year.

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Mary

March 4th, 2009
10:26 am

Absolutely Coach !!! People sometimes don’t realize PRAYER is the answer to everything , no matter how large or small. The Lord always answer prayers and I am so glad to know this !!

Hey “Reason” a message to you…. You WILL call upon his name, make no mistake about it. You need to ask for forgiveness for that statement you made “nothing fails like prayer”.

God bless and keep us all!

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Wally

March 4th, 2009
10:27 am

Uhhh…Sam Clemmons, “Yaweh” is actually from Judiasm. “Allah” is the Islamic term for God.

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The Truth

March 4th, 2009
10:30 am

This is cracking me up….the key to this whole article is that they put one letter in the word ‘prays’ too many. They should have said that he ‘pays’ not prays. After all, he learned from the master himself, Bobby Bowden. I mean please…..recruiting is so overrated anyway. And by the way, I am not a Tech fan and I have no dog in this fight.

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Wally

March 4th, 2009
10:33 am

i guess you could argue that Yaweh could also be a Christian term, but whatever…i like coach richt, but i think God couldn’t care less about football.

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DawginLex

March 4th, 2009
10:34 am

Hey Rambler,

Pray that your coach can lose with class this year. He sure doesn’t win with class(turns and points to the fans).

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GetOverIt

March 4th, 2009
10:36 am

Where was God when 45-42 happened? Oh yeah, he just scored again.

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Wally

March 4th, 2009
10:40 am

Hey Ramble On: 51-7…yeah i know: 45-42 i don’t think prayer is required for the whole tech “running the score” on GA. that ain’t gonna happen and i think you know it.

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Lance Sumner

March 4th, 2009
10:40 am

Wally – like coach richt, but i think God couldn’t care less about football. I disagree. I think God does care about football because we care about football and God cares about us.

Prayer does work when we set our sights on things above and not things of this earth.

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spotts

March 4th, 2009
10:41 am

Richt’s not praying for the top 50 players to suddenly decide to drop everything and play for Georgia. Richt is praying for the “right recruits” to come. The people who physically, emotionally, and spiritually belong in Athens. Richt knows there’s a lot more to life than football, and that’s what he’s praying for.

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Najeh Davenpoop

March 4th, 2009
10:41 am

I just prayed for a Mountain Dew. I am really thirsty.

Nothing so far, but I will keep you all posted.

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Brandon

March 4th, 2009
10:42 am

Tech fans enjoy your 15 minutes of fan. You may not win again for another 7 or 8 years.

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Bill W.

March 4th, 2009
10:44 am

Fred, Lance Sumner, and Mary- Great posts and I agree with you on prayer. When I hear the comment “All we can do is pray” as a last resort, I have learned that that’s the best thing we can do. To the Bernard Shaw quote on a drunken man vs. a sober man, I used to be drunk for many years and now I have been sober for several years. From my experience being sober is infinitely better. To “Wally”, Yahweh is Jesus in Hebrew.

I think CMR using prayer in his life keeps a connection with God regardless of what he is praying about. UGA is fortunate to have a man of strong faith leading the football program and setting an example to others.

Go Dawgs!! GATA!

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JenniferGO Dawgs

March 4th, 2009
10:44 am

“I put a lot of things to prayer, and this is one thing I put to prayer. I ask the Lord to ‘Give us the guys that belong at Georgia. The ones that don’t belong, work it out.’ I don’t get too bent out of shape with [recruiting], one way or the other. We’re going to get what we need. We’re going to get the right guys here.” God Bless you Coach Richt for your Faith and Christianity. NOW to the unbeliever who wrote:
“Do you honestly believe god cares about Georgia football? Or any football for that matter? Nothing fails like prayer.” – REASON
You must not have experienced the love of God in your life, because Prayer can be stronger than medicine, I know for a fact, it has happened to me in my life on something personal. I am just shocked at your response! Coach Richtis a believer and so am I, nobody knows the entire prayer he said, only what he commented on. He was praying not for football, but for the Right players that belong there and BTW how do know God does not care about football?

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Lance Sumner

March 4th, 2009
10:48 am

BTW Just so everyone knows. I do believe that all will go to Heaven and realize HOW PRAYER HAS ALWAYS WORKED but only few get to stay!

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jacketbacker

March 4th, 2009
10:50 am

these prayers must not be going too far if he is praying for the “right” recruits…..how many arrests was it last year?? 9-10…..i lost count…..he can pray all he wants but we have the better coach who just outcoached saint richt…..

45-42!!!!!!!!!!!!

THWG

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Cameron

March 4th, 2009
10:51 am

Y’all are missing the point on this altogether. Richt isn’t praying that God send him the best football players possible. He isn’t asking for UGA to have the best team. He is asking God to put the right players, out of the ones we are recruiting, into his life. That way, God can use Richt, and the coaching staff (who are all good Christians to my knowledge) to help mold these kids into young men. Richt isn’t praying, “Please let this kid commit here.” He is praying, “Let the right ones choose us, the ones that I can reach and teach, and develop. Sure, we want them to be great players and we want the best team possible. But, ultimately we want the right kids according to your will.”

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Crewsin

March 4th, 2009
10:51 am

Najeh Davenpoop, Mountain Dew will not cure you being thirsty. Water will! God is not going to give you a Mountain Dew. Go look for some water.

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GeoffDawg

March 4th, 2009
10:53 am

GOI – your last post made less than no sense.

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DawginLex

March 4th, 2009
10:53 am

Jacketbacker,

We have a coach that prays about everything. You are part of a fan base obsessed with everything to do with UGA and close your comments with THWG.

Pretty obvious which group I would rather belong to……………..

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Cameron

March 4th, 2009
10:54 am

Just because a kid gets lead to UGA, through prayer or not, does not mean he is going to be perfect. This is a common misconception. Just because someone asks God to come in their life doesn’t mean their life is going to be perfect. Far from it, actually. Just about every significant person in the Bible storied is told THROUGH suffering. Get educated before you reply.

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JenniferGO Dawgs

March 4th, 2009
10:54 am

CAMERON THAT WAS AWESOME!

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Lance Sumner

March 4th, 2009
10:54 am

Nobody has said the right recruits are going to be perfect. The fact of the matter is Coach Richt is praying for the right recruits. Sometimes the right recruit is going to make mistakes. And jacketbacker – I would guarantee you have made your fair share of mistakes as well. But the measure of a man is how you get up when you fall.

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David Fraser

March 4th, 2009
10:56 am

Prayer does matter in all thing,as for 45-42 I guess you Techies have to have something to brag about with your once a decade win against the mighty DOGS.

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Herschworld

March 4th, 2009
10:58 am

Who cares about 45-42 when you got such a great tan…Coach what oils do you use?

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scappy doo

March 4th, 2009
10:59 am

CMR is an outstanding man of character. He is a man of integrity and a man of faith. I strongly support coach Richt and I am thankful he is humble enough to admit he needs the Lord’s help, guidance and wisdom. He cares about each member of the team as much as he does winning.
We have had Muslims (Musa Smith for one) on the team and he is just as concerned for them and treats them the same. He is an outstanding coach. As far as the wise cracks of praying in loses, the loses teach you many lessons and your try to fail forward. Learn from wins and loses. By the way, I am unashamed to say that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Lord. He paid the price for our foolishness (much on this blog) on the cross and Jesus took our place that we have the opportunity for forgiveness. His unmerited favor on our behalf. God Bless and Go DAWGS!

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LSU fan

March 4th, 2009
11:02 am

Jacketbacker, beating UGA by 3 points is not much to brag about. Losing on national TV 38-3 should stop any thoughts you have of bragging. Your team disgraced the ACC and your state. You should keep a very low profile about the luck you had with UGA. If GT makes it to the Chicken Bowl again next year, you better hope you don’t play another SEC team. P.S. being critical of prayer doesn’t make you look any smarter

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PN

March 4th, 2009
11:02 am

He prays for football? What a joke. Mark Richt is a joke. The south is a joke.

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PN

March 4th, 2009
11:03 am

For some reason, I don’t think any higher powers gives a crap about football, and most certainly not UGA football.

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jacketbacker

March 4th, 2009
11:04 am

I’m sure retard nation doesn’t understand that most of those 7 wins were against gailey and ball…..don’t know if you idiots have noticed, but they are GONE!!!!…CPJ has coached one game as Tech coach against ugag and guess what his record is, 1-0!!!!!!…and that was with our lowly recruits who were not even recruited for his system…..it will get worse for the fleabags….keep prayin’…..you’re going to need it!!

45-42!!!!!!

THWG!!!!!!!!

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Doc54

March 4th, 2009
11:05 am

I am a Tech fan, but this is one of the things I admire about Mark Richt. I have a Ph.D. in theology, and I too am so amused when agnostics and atheists get in a wad over someone praying. I am sure Mark prays about many other things in addition to football recruiting. If you do not like prayers, do not listen or participate. However, Mark is exercising his freedom of religion, so deal with it and worship a tree or your bank account.

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Herschworld

March 4th, 2009
11:05 am

Is this what they mean by the dumbing down of america?

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Brad

March 4th, 2009
11:08 am

Most of you people are missing the point. The first half of the article is about the STRESSES and RIGOR of recruiting… Richt responds that he prays about it and then doesn’t worry. His point is that he trusts that it will all work out and that he doesn’t freak out about it.

His point was not that he prays and God gives him recruits.

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Bill

March 4th, 2009
11:11 am

All I can say about him is he played at Miami on of the biggest thug schools in the country.He was the OC at one of the biggest cheater schools (FSU) in the country.He said nothing during Dillardgate,Free shoes at Foot Locker,and his All-American placekicker (Janikowski)suddenly forgetting how to speak English when the cops pulled him over.When that didn’t work Jano tried to bribe the cop.

Like it or not these are documented facts.Now Richt may have changed and if he did that fine.Just pointing out what his history.

After all his mentor St. Bobby Bowden is famous for his quote after star reciever Peter Warrick was arrested for theft at Dillards.”I’m praying for a misdemeanor”.

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OZZFEST

March 4th, 2009
11:13 am

He should have prayed more with Stafford and Knowshon.

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murfdawg

March 4th, 2009
11:14 am

Not much has changed in 2000 years. Christians are still being ridiculed and criticized for their faith. I can understand why Tech fans do not have much faith. When a prayer is answered once in eight years, it is hard to keep the faith.

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BR

March 4th, 2009
11:16 am

We’ll take Coach Richt over Dork Johnson any day. And yes, our recruiting class is always better than the Nerds’. Ours was ranked 9th; theirs 49th. I think that says it all. Still talking about your measley three point win over a very average GA team? Poor nerds, you really have nothing else to hold onto, do you? LOVE IT!

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BR

March 4th, 2009
11:18 am

Another funny thing is how Tech “fans” are ALWAYS on our blog. You are so obsessed with UGA!
I also loved the article about Tech’s football attendance being DOWN this year. How in the world can you not fill up a 50,000 seat stadium!?!?! Especially when you had such a “GREAT” year!!! Poor geeks. They talk a big game, but don’t show up for it.

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Bamafan

March 4th, 2009
11:19 am

Want is more importment beating tech or leading young people in that right direction of life???

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Lance Sumner

March 4th, 2009
11:19 am

I know that he prayed for Stafford and Knowshon OZZFEST but not in the way that you are thinking. CMR prayed that God would direct them where he wanted them to go not where Coach Richt wanted them to go but where God wanted them and needed them. Thanks for playing!

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Hart co.

March 4th, 2009
11:22 am

Ramble on, rest assured coach does pray for things like the stock market [economy] and lots of other problems of the world. He also prays for you, me, and everyone else.

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Bamafan

March 4th, 2009
11:23 am

Sorry for the misspelling, is it better to beat tech or lead young people in the right direction of life!!

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ExecutiveStinger

March 4th, 2009
11:26 am

As a Tech fan, I think it’s fine that Richt prays during recruiting. He can pray as much as he wants. All I know is, everyone, and I mean EVERYONE in dawgie nation was saying that last year would be the biggest blowout in GT-UGA series history because of the beloved “Stafford the Leg Humper” and “Knows*** Moron-o”. 45-42 ladies. And now those beloved hounds have let for greener pastures. But the dawgies will win next year anyway right??? So keep praying coach, and all you dawgies keeping praying too……maybe God will hear you after He listens to Paul Johnson.

And as for you Dap01……get back in the kitchen because Louise is about to call out an order at the Waffle House. She’ll fire your butt again if you ain’t in there. C’mon. You know how it works. Techies own companies, dawgies clean the company’s floors. Don’t kid yourself.

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foxdog

March 4th, 2009
11:31 am

It is sad that lots of folks on here don’t realize that what Coach Richt is praying for is that these kids will be in God’s will. That they will go to the place that the Lord wants them, some to Georgia, but others to other places. It also goes way beyond football. It is about their life and their future.

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jwh

March 4th, 2009
11:31 am

I love Tech and wouldn’t trade my education or heritage with anyone. I am also a Follower of Jesus who prays about everything. Therefore the one thing I dislike the most about CMR is that he is such a class act that it makes it more difficult for me to dislike UGA to the extent I would desire. By the way, we also have a class act in Paul Johnson and had one in Chan Gailey.

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POS Mutts

March 4th, 2009
11:32 am

Thank you Jacket Backer! Well said. They will never get it or stop looking for leverage to argue. They are already pointing to the overall record to thump their chest at. It will never end. The state university has tremendous advantages over other schools in the state, especially a school specializing in engineering and a very limited curriculum. The fact we’ve won 40% over the 100 year history of this rival is pretty darn good.

Lets look at just a few of the challenges CPJ overcame to upset the great pre-season #1 mutts this year:
New QB
New blocking scheme with recruits not selected for said blocking scheme
New Offense
New Defensive Coordinator
Youth – 16 of 22 starters frosh or So

Wow, georgie is in trouble!! Good luck, mutts. Maybe prayer will work for you.

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GT Wrecker

March 4th, 2009
11:37 am

Maybe CMR should pray his players stay out of jail this off season…

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DawginLex

March 4th, 2009
11:38 am

Tech nerds,

Checklist:

1.) Continued obsession with all things UGA
2.) Must call UGA fans “leghumpers”
3.) Must pretend that they have a better job than all UGA grads just because they went to Tech
4.) Wish they could get a date with something other than a blow up doll
5.) Wish the Tech baseball team could actually win a meaningful game

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dap01

March 4th, 2009
11:41 am

PN: You are right God probably does not care about UGA football but He does care about the lives of young people.

He cares about smart people and He also cares for narrow minded people who thinks that CMR is only praying for UGA, he prays that recruits go to the right place.

Think before you type.

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RenaeL

March 4th, 2009
11:42 am

Hey Coach;
Thanks for sharing your faith and belief in Prayer.

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LSU fan

March 4th, 2009
11:43 am

Jacketbacker, you need to quit knocking prayer. In the Chicken Bowl, I suspect your coach was praying that we put the 4th string players in. We did. I also suspect he prayed the game would end. It did.

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FLDAWG

March 4th, 2009
11:44 am

It is a shame when such bitterness is exuded over the act of one man raying for young men as they make a huge decision in their lives. There are two people in the SEC that have taken their position that God has granted them and been loud voices in wilderness (SEC) over the last few years. Coach Richt and Tim Tebow. Thanks guys keep up the good work.

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MinnesotaJacket

March 4th, 2009
11:47 am

No offense but this is a dumb story because it just provokes tech fans to make the obvious statements and then other people to sit here and say how christians are being persecuted when that is not AT ALL what anyone is trying to do. I don’t know I feel like this shouldn’t have been a blog its a touching story…but anyone who thinks God sais you should go to Georgia because you can grow a lot by being completely retarded is high

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DawginLex

March 4th, 2009
11:48 am

Agreed FLDAWG, it is hard to hate Tebow because of what he stands for.

Tech people are still jealous, that’s why they blog on UGA blogs. As Mr. Nicholson said, “Deep down in places that they don’t talk about at parties” They know that Richt will always have UGA at a high level and they can’t stand it.

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DawginLex

March 4th, 2009
11:49 am

minnesotajacket,

Guess it is still pretty easy to provoke Tech fans?

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ben barton

March 4th, 2009
11:49 am

Hey wise men JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY!!!!!!! OH! by the way Jesus loves Coach Mark Richt and has promised to give him the desires of his heart!Psalm 37 v3-5! Dont get mad because CMR gets his prayers answered just fall in LOVE with JESUS and he will do the same for you! I invite you today to make JESUS the LORD of your life! i will be glad to pray for you!!!! OH 1 more thing GOD cares about everything that concerns you! GOD cares about an axe head!!!!!!!!read your BIBLE in 2 kings v5-7!! talk to you guys real soon until GO DAWGS!!! Biggest dog fan around DESTIN FLA!!!!!

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LSU fan

March 4th, 2009
11:53 am

If we bragged in the SEC about kicking your tails in the Chicken Bowl by 35 points we would get laughed at. We were embarrassed you got 3 points. Your goal in life was to beat UGA. They let ya get lucky. The GT the country knows about showed up against LSU.

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1eyedJack

March 4th, 2009
11:53 am

It sure is going to be fun next year when Tech reverts to form and crashes and burns. Then maybe we can have a blog without their asinine comments.

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[...] put a lot of things to prayer, and this is one thing I put to prayer,” Richt told the AJC. “I ask the Lord to ‘Give us the guys that belong at Georgia. The ones that don’t belong, [...]

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ben barton

March 4th, 2009
11:56 am

my bad its 2 kings chapter 6 v5-7! sorry have a blessed day

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renegade

March 4th, 2009
12:02 pm

PN pray I don’t find you and beat the crap out of you. Go hide under the bed and shut up.

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GATORZONE

March 4th, 2009
12:04 pm

Good for Mark Richt. He is a class act. People finding fault in this have their own issues. Live and let live!

GO GATORS!!!!

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soapbox

March 4th, 2009
12:05 pm

ahhh, so i get it… lets criticize the coach for praying…lets see..i bet all you critics out there would call for the coach in a heartbeat ,if say, you were on your deathbed riddled with cancer…ha. you would search for ANY and ALL possibilities for a cure…wouldnt you. and you would pray to GOD (yes Yahweh) that he would heal your disease stricken body…so leave coach alone…PRAYER CHANGES THINGS!!!!

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Right On Time

March 4th, 2009
12:05 pm

Doc54 and jwh:

Nice to see the objective fan post on one of these blogs. It would be nice to see more like your posts from all fan bases.

ExecutiveStinger:

When you use words like: always, never and EVERYONE, you paint yourself into a corner and appear ignorant. MOST of the UGA fans I know were prepared for a tough game and with the possibility of losing.

jacketbacker and the like:

Following your logic that CPJ is a better coach because of the win over UGA would mean that Dabo Sweeny is a better coach than CPJ. Do you concur?

rambles on and on:

Have you ever gone a day without reading about UGA?

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Tech Fan

March 4th, 2009
12:14 pm

Wow! You only have to read this blog to see what is wrong with our society. CMR is a wonderful man and a great leader. His faith has changed his life and helped him to become one of the most respected coaches in college football. I can assure you that CMR does not pray to get a certain recruit. He probably prays that God will calm his mind in order to make clear and worry free decisions. Maybe if more people prayed and stopped depending on temporary “things”, we would all life better lives.

He seems to live his life with the 5 f’s (In order) FAITH, FAMILY, FRIENDS, FITNESS, and FINANCES!

CMR…I am you biggest fan, EXCEPT for one day per year! GO Jackets!

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Old Dawg

March 4th, 2009
12:17 pm

Prayer is simply the discipline of being a Christian, or whatever faith a person might practice. While CMR includes prayers about football among his many interests, he obviously includes other aspects of his life and faith. I know many folks ridicule him for his faith, and introduction of faith to his players, but I truly admire that aspect of his coaching. Many of the players come from broken or single parent families. By instilling a sense of values, ethics and community service, he is performing one of the duties of a coach … not just for the game, but for life.

When I played high school athletics our coaches mentored to us, and many of the more successful programs in high school and college do the same thing. Many years after I graduated I asked my high school football coach why they worked on those skills? His answer was perfect: “we wanted to build a brotherhood of players from all points of life and family structure, so that when things broke down in a game you would respond like it was the most important thing in your family.”

And our “family” always posted winning seasons!

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Iceman

March 4th, 2009
12:20 pm

Q: What do Georgia fans and Tech fans have in common?

A: They’re both obsessed with the Georgia Bulldogs.

Mark Richt is a great coach, and a solid man of God, wouldn’t want anyone else!

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ew

March 4th, 2009
12:24 pm

Cameron- Thank you for writing my thoughts exactly. CMR never said he prayed for the BEST recruits or the most talented, just the RIGHT people to be a part of the Georgia program. Let’s face it, there are a lot of kids that have a chance to go to college because of football. Many of these young men would not get a chance to be a part of a university otherwise. To that end, their true education happens with the football team. It’s where they become men and learn life lessons, something these guys can not get out of a classroom. CMR is praying for the kids that can be a part of that program and that he and his staff can reach. If they make it to the NFL like Stafford and Moreno, GREAT, but most won’t and will have only their experiences with the team to guide them after football. And yes, sometimes we do have kids that get in trouble, even arrested. They are KIDS. I am just glad that the troubled kids are lucky enough to have CMR and staff to mentor them and try to help them grow up.

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Cuz

March 4th, 2009
12:31 pm

One of CMR’s past comments, and I paraphrase, is that he considers his mission at UGA to make better men. He said if he accomplishes that goal, the wins will take care of themselves. Hard not to admire a man with that faith. Okay sure he spends time on schemes and plays. But he has been consistent in his trying to look out for the best interests of his players.

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stew

March 4th, 2009
12:32 pm

To Reasoner: God loves you! Make no mistake about it! I will pray that he helps you come to know him! Have a great day!

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DBCOOP

March 4th, 2009
12:32 pm

Proverbs 3:6 ” In all ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths” and yes football is important function in these young men’s lives.
Keep it up CMR.

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WestPalmDawg

March 4th, 2009
12:35 pm

Tech fans are pathetic. Who are you to bash a man’s spiritual belief? And compare that to Stephen Hill (who UGA didn’t even want until a scholarship opened up for him) and a 3 point win that happened 1 time in 8 years, then to get stomped 38-3 on national TV? and THEN to have a recruiting class that’s nowhere near the top 10 much less the top 25?

Tech fans need to quit wasting their time trying to talk about their football program.

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WestPalmDawg

March 4th, 2009
12:38 pm

Not only that lets name teams who had better recruiting classes than Ga Tech:

Stanford, South Florida, Miss. St., AND UNC? Are you kidding? Have fun trying to get the ball to Stephen Hill

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CMR

March 4th, 2009
12:50 pm

“Richt, and the coaching staff (who are all good Christians to my knowledge) to help mold these kids into young men.”

Yup he’s done a real good job of this having 11 players arrested in the off-season. Yup he is molding these guys into criminals. BTW God doesn’t care about football.

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footballking

March 4th, 2009
12:51 pm

Did you nuts even read the article? The dude is basically saying that he prays that he can get the players that he can have the most impact on. Why is there something wrong with that?

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Einstein

March 4th, 2009
12:52 pm

Probably also rubs a rabbits foot while chanting witchcraftery slogans. Hocus Pocus give me the TE from Tampa!

Get a life AJC and Richt and quit swaying the youth of tomorrow with superstition based on Medieval traditions.

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JenniferGO Dawgs

March 4th, 2009
1:01 pm

PN “He prays for football? What a joke. Mark Richt is a joke. The south is a joke.”
I feel sorry for you. I am with SCAPPY DO on this. One day you will find yourself in need of him if not right now. I am a Christian also and in reply to your comments. The south is not a joke nor is Mark Richt. You need a life lesson.

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Big EC

March 4th, 2009
1:02 pm

BR I agree that Coach Richt is our coach and I want him to stay at Georgia for a very long time, but be careful about your appraisal of Coach Paul Johnson. He is a good man. He wants the same thing for Georgia Tech that Coach Richt wants for Georgia. Having been around Coach Johnson when he was the Offensive Coordinator at Georgia Southern back in the ’80s, I can tell you that he is Godly man and takes his position as head coach at Georgia Tech as a purposeful position that God has placed him. I love the Dawgs and to heck with Georgia Tech, but Coach Johnson is not a dork. Don’t bring our comments down to the level of the fans of other teams.

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Greg Pruitt

March 4th, 2009
1:15 pm

God must surely be black since all the recruits he sends to Athens these days are African Americans

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Jeremy

March 4th, 2009
1:17 pm

Maybe it’s just me but I personally took this article as a sort of follow-up to all the reports of late that detail the differences between Coach Richt’s views on recruiting and Coach Johnson’s. Mainly how they differ in “commitment.” Johnson is widely known now as the coach who yanked a commitment from a player who was having last minute second thoughts. Richt, on the other hand, has said since that he is very careful to offer young men and that once he extends an offer, he couldn’t envision pulling that commitment later. Now, we see that it’s a litle deeper than that in that he places the ultimate outcomes of his recruiting offers in God’s hands. This is just a simple difference of opinion and belief from Johnson. It’s not a knock against Johnson or Richt. One of them offers carefully and then prays and trusts God, the other offers a bit more quickly and takes control of the situation himself if problems come up in the recruiting process after a young man verbally “commits.”

Calm down folks. Last I checked, the article nor Coach Richt have said anything against people who aren’t Christians or people who don’t pray. That’s the common misconception perpetuated by non-Christians…that people like Richt place themselves on a pedestal or think they are better than those who disagree with their beliefs. Anyone who is a Christian and is truly following the faith as it is laid out by God and Jesus (believed to be one in the same) in the Bible will glady tell you they are called to love all people, not just the ones who share their religious beliefs.

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Mark Richt

March 4th, 2009
1:31 pm

Maybe I we should pray that someone can tackle Dwyer and Jones this year (expletive deleted).

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Baba O'Riley

March 4th, 2009
1:32 pm

I wanted to read about college recruiting and a revival broke out.

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Damon Evans

March 4th, 2009
1:36 pm

Michael,
Thanks for reprinting our daily press release. Between you and me, these bozo fans just eat this up. You don’t have to do any work, and those knuckle draggers keep sending money.

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CPJ for Pres

March 4th, 2009
1:46 pm

I pray that CPJ does not get snatched up by the NFL, who will be hot on his trail after what he will do in year 2 of what is shaping up to be a magical run on The Flats….MNC in ‘09!!

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Smyrna Man

March 4th, 2009
1:47 pm

Second coming of Phil Fulmer blossoming right in front of our eyes

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Too Easy

March 4th, 2009
1:53 pm

45-42 just means your defense was a little less crappy than ours. Nobody outcoached anybody. Merely an anomaly – one legit win in 18 years.

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YankeeJacket

March 4th, 2009
2:03 pm

See one of the things that GT students & alum acquire on the road to receiving a degree is the ability to think, reason and apply logic. I trust that I speak for CPJ and the Jacket Nation in recognizing that silly superstitions will not generate Ws on Saturday. So, enjoy your one on one time with Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy or any other fanciful figures and we will focus on our studies, careers and gridiron success. 45-42 & THWG!!!

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THWG

March 4th, 2009
2:08 pm

TooEasy, what constitutes a “legit” win?

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Sanity

March 4th, 2009
2:10 pm

Remember, if the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. -Jesus

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DawginLex

March 4th, 2009
2:14 pm

YankeeJacket=Another typical obnoxious Techie telling me how great he is. Kinda’ like bragging about your sexual escapades and we all know about people that do that.

Blow up dolls don’t count……………………….

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Gutrake

March 4th, 2009
2:20 pm

Remember…All Dawgs Go To Heaven…

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Tech sucks

March 4th, 2009
2:20 pm

It’s so funny seeing the nerds constantly gloat about their 3 point victory against UGA after losing 7 straight. Such a sad state of affairs for that joke of a program. Can’t sell out a game unless UGA is playing there, ugly women, bunch of total dorks comprise the few fans they have.

And after UGA kills Tech next year, they will have nothing to talk about for the entire offseason except their awful basketball team and their terrible recruiting class.

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Cameron

March 4th, 2009
2:21 pm

CMR

March 4th, 2009
12:50 pm
“Richt, and the coaching staff (who are all good Christians to my knowledge) to help mold these kids into young men.”

Yup he’s done a real good job of this having 11 players arrested in the off-season. Yup he is molding these guys into criminals. BTW God doesn’t care about football.

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How do you know God does not care about football? He cares about these kids doing right. He cares about his will. He cares about these kids succeeding. I think football has a large part in all of those.

As my post said after that one, just because someone has God in there life does not mean they will not ever suffer or make mistakes. God will let them suffer or let them make their mistakes, so he can mold their character and prepare to use them for his will. You should really think before you write, you sound very ignorant and dumb.

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THWG

March 4th, 2009
2:23 pm

45-42

45-42

45-42

45-42

1990 was our last, when was yours??

HAHAHAHA!!!

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Forrest Gump

March 4th, 2009
2:30 pm

His Holiness should pray that his thugs don’t kill someone with their off-field hooliganism. Maybe God will do something about it because Richt’s one game suspensions aren’t working.

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Tom

March 4th, 2009
2:33 pm

I guess school’s out today; a lot of immature pontificating about faith. I like Mark; I think he’s a good fellow; not a wise or really smart one, but a good guy. Good luck to him.

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Cameron

March 4th, 2009
2:36 pm

I am pretty sure the player that got in the most trouble went to Georgia Tech. I player named Rueben Houston, who got charged with trafficking. See these UGA players make mistakes. I bet you do to. I know I did. These kids are getting arrested for fighting and drinking. Not killing people, robbing places, or stealing cars. Every time you all try to put down UGA, you end up making yourself look worse with your ridiculous comments and ignorant ramblings.

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Crimedog

March 4th, 2009
2:38 pm

God answered Richt’s prayers and sent him Odell Thurman and Danell Ellerbee.

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dawgstephen

March 4th, 2009
2:39 pm

**To the AJC sports staff**

Please start registration and accountability of screen names so this can be a decent thread of conversation.

The article just stated that he prays for the “right fit” at georgia. While God does not care about football He DOES care about everyone, and answers prayer. *Psalm 34:15- “The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry”*

GO dawgs.

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Pago Flyer

March 4th, 2009
2:57 pm

Well I think we all “hope” and “pray” that we can beat Florida and maybe win the SEC someday!

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THWG

March 4th, 2009
3:02 pm

Pago, good luck with that. Maybe 3 out of every 19 or so…

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Too Easy

March 4th, 2009
3:22 pm

thwg: legit win = game played with legit players. Not that they were illegit like you – just not eligible.

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NewJacketFan

March 4th, 2009
3:23 pm

One or two of you are making the sloppy assumption that CPJ is not a man of faith himself. What if he holds a surprisingly similar faith to CMR’s?

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UGA student

March 4th, 2009
3:26 pm

Is it safe to say that Richt isn’t Jesus Christ? I think not.

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1057.93

March 4th, 2009
3:30 pm

I’m not religious, but I like Mark Richt as a person. Adopting those kids really shows me what kind of man he is. He walks the walk.

As long as he’s not trying to his views on anyone, he’s a-OK in my book.

I wish him the best, except when playing the Jackets.

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1057.93

March 4th, 2009
3:31 pm

second paragraph should read,

As long as he’s not trying to force his views on anyone, he’s a-OK in my book.

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Phillip Exley

March 4th, 2009
3:32 pm

There is no doubt in my mind that God is using Mark Richt to carry out His plans. Prayer is the single most powerful tool we possess. The sad thing is most people walk around lost in life because they do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Being a great father figure, great example, and great coach to these young men will help them for the rest of their lives. Thanks Coach!

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Big Fan

March 4th, 2009
3:36 pm

If there is a God, I serioulsy doubt he gives a sh*t about football and which recruits go where. One of the gayest articles I have ever read.

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CMR

March 4th, 2009
3:38 pm

To Cameron

Maybe richt should pray for a DC that knows how to stop someone and I will say it again God doesn’t care about football. He cares for humanity has a whole but has no concern over whos playing or the outcome. only delusional uga fans and your coach think God actually cares who comes to play for uga. I am pretty sure he has better things to do.

Also I will say this again Richt does a great job a molding thugs and criminals than molding them into men.

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Eric

March 4th, 2009
3:54 pm

Holy Crap! God’s a Bulldog? I guess the rest of the SEC is going to Hell.

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Dave In Tampa

March 4th, 2009
3:58 pm

To Reason and all the other people that want to make fun of CMR’s beliefs. Try it, you might like it. Reason; God cares about everything and everyone. Who do you think truly invented football? The fact that he is not afraid to talk about his belief and trust in the Lord proves that CMR is a class act. Those that knock him for it just keep hiding in darkness. I am 100% sure that Georgia Football is not CMR’s #1 Priority. He talks freely about who is #1 in his life. For that he will be rewarded with many treasures in Heaven. God Bless you Coach Richt!

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Eric

March 4th, 2009
4:00 pm

Dear Lord, please help Quincy Carter beat that DWI rap. Amen.

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LSU fan

March 4th, 2009
4:02 pm

GT people need to remember one thing: 38-3 and it could have been much worse if the Rajin Cajuns had not let up. You disgraced your school and your conference. You win a game by 3 points and put it on your Chicken Bowl losers ring. What a bush league bunch.

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Stewie

March 4th, 2009
4:04 pm

Yeah, he prays that Rodney Gardner doesn’t leave.

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Eddie

March 4th, 2009
4:07 pm

First of all, I am very proud of Coach Richt and what he stands for. Because of him, hundreds of young men and now hundreds of readers have heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. At this point it is up to you what to do with it. For the rival fans who have been supportive of Coach Richt and can see the difference between football rivalries and life, thank you. Best of all, for those who have made negative remarks about prayer and about Jesus, He still loves you and wants you to come to know Him as your Lord and Saviour. Football is great guys, but there is so much more–I pray that all will see that. God bless and go Dawgs!

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Ken

March 4th, 2009
4:10 pm

I am extremly concerned by this article. I believe Richt to be an upstanding individual, but why would he have the AJC right this article? Does he have any motives behind it? A kid is about to announce in 2 days where he wants to sign and now this article comes out. And Richt, being a man of God, should know you don’t need to publicize prayer. People don’t need to know he is doing this. Jesus himself went off in private to pray. Remember His command from Matthew.

Matthew 6:5-6: “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men….when thou prayest, enter into thy closet and when thou has shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret….”

I wish Coach Richt would take this to heart. When he goes on a mission trip, or prays for his players, we don’t need to know about it. That is between him and God. I wish he would just decline the interview and keep it to himself. I believe that’s what God would want. Coach is spending to much time with the press in my opinion. God knows what you’re doing and if you’re doing it for His glory, you don’t need to tell millions of people. I would hope coach would never do this to benefit himself.

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The General Feeling

March 4th, 2009
4:12 pm

I bet Coach Richt also prayed that David Cutcliffe would take the job at Duke.

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mullet13

March 4th, 2009
4:15 pm

Typical religious zealot thinking: if it works out well it’s because of prayer, but if it doesn’t then god didn’t intend for it to happen. GEEZZZ, I’m a dawg fan to the core, but this is so ridiculous it’s almost comical. Richt makes millions each year, and this is what makes him tick? The mental-midget, grade-school approach of the bible-thumpers knows no bounds.

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spotts

March 4th, 2009
4:23 pm

Most of you are missing the point COMPLETELY. This isn’t about football and landing 5-star recruits and winning national championships. Richt’s praying that the “right recruits” will come to Athens. The people who are physically, emotionally, and spiritually meant to come to UGA. Richt knows there’s a lot more to life than football, and that’s what he’s praying for.

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PTC DAWG

March 4th, 2009
4:24 pm

Just so everyone knows, GT actually BEAT UGA in football this past fall. 45-42. Word is they might get rings, but that might be seen as silly…but that’s the word…

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jd

March 4th, 2009
4:25 pm

You’re acting like CMR is on the sidelines going “God please help us score one more touchdown!”

Now I don’t personally know Coach Richt beyond a couple of handshakes, but I’m pretty sure his prayers are more that the prospects God can use will come to Athens. And during games that the players are kept safe and that they play to the best of their ability. And that whatever happens, God is glorified.

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PTC DAWG

March 4th, 2009
4:32 pm

PS I think it would make the UGA blogs easier for everyone involved if they could include the verbage in my above post about GT beating UGA in 2008.

Just a thought.

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PTC DAWG

March 4th, 2009
4:34 pm

3rd thought..

After careful thought, it needs to go into every blog in the AJC dealing with College Athletics. The part about GT beating UGA in 2008 in football…just so everyone knows.

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kevin

March 4th, 2009
4:52 pm

georgia is always overrated and has a long history of never leaving the south to play. (except ASU last year)

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Engineer

March 4th, 2009
4:53 pm

I’m praying that someday my kids will make it to UGA.

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Bill

March 4th, 2009
4:56 pm

Gee, you’d think a Dawg coach would have to pray to Gwad….

What is it with Georgia and religious nut-jobs, anyway?

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Sven Ottke

March 4th, 2009
4:58 pm

Ah yes, I see the AJC’s selective post deletion is in full effect when truthful commentary is made that is deemed critical. 1st Amendment be darned! Sad, sad, sad.

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James

March 4th, 2009
5:01 pm

Ridiculous – how about PRAYING that he does his job and beats Florida. 39 point defeat, with more talent than the Gators, is disgusting. Walking out of Alltel listening to him brag on how proud he was of his team made me want to puke. He now has a losing record against SOS at UF, Zook ( who was fired!) and Meyer (2-6 total ). Is there a more underachieving team in America year in and year out? All this in a state with a huge talent pool & and an athletic association that perpetually ranks in top the 5 in profitability…Not to mention $250.00 donation requirements for the worst seats in the house, not to mention taking away all tailgating parking spaces so that we have to park in the decks, at 25.00 a pop, which were already built and paid for by the tax payers of the state of Ga. BLAH~!

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dawgstephen

March 4th, 2009
5:28 pm

All he said is he prays for the right guys at Georgia. Thats all. I am not attacking that, how can I? He isnt forcing that on anyone, he isnt even asking you to agree.

How about some REGISTRATION OF SCREEN NAMES and accountability on these blogs??????

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Thomas

March 4th, 2009
5:45 pm

I drank the kool-aid, too. WHEN I WAS 13. Why don’t you holy-rollers go back under your rock?

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fieldofdreams

March 4th, 2009
5:46 pm

Religion is a curse laid on the rest of the world by lunatics from the Mid East. New world coming, hopefully, soon, free from lunatics who speak for “God.” Not that it matters, but a guy making $4 million a year is a lot more Jew than Christian.

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UGA student

March 4th, 2009
5:55 pm

I previously wrote an article that was deleted for an unknown reason. There was no profanity or anything offensive. To be a professional writer, it seems like one would be able to muster a response instead of just deleting criticism. Do you think Rivals.com would print this joke of a piece? I would actually like some insight to Orson Charles instead of what people do during their personal time. The LA Times has better coverage of UGA recruiting right now. This is one of the worst written attempts to draw attention to what the ajc now calls “sporting coverage.”

In regard to Mark Richt, he is content with the unity of Football and the Church. He will never be fired for that fact that the his religious stances, specifically what the Atlanta Journal is trying to endorse here, outweighs his real performance. UGA – 4th in the SEC recruiting race

Stafford #1 at his position
Moreneo #1 at his position
Wonder what would happen if Saban had these kids?

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Sissy Dawg

March 4th, 2009
6:06 pm

Prayer is powerful. God cares about every aspect of our lives. Mark Richt is a godly man and I appreciate the fact that he is not ashamed of his faith. Way to go Mark. But, watch out the rabid ungodly Georgia fans will eat you alive if you ever have an eight win season. I hope you can be a positive witness for them and the competition. By some of the comments Tech has more than a few agnostics and unbelievers that could use a touch form God.

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Maddog

March 4th, 2009
6:09 pm

Bill, I’m quite surprised when posters such as yourself engage in a public forum and the only thing you accomplish is draw attention to your ignorance.

So a coach and their assistants should be held accountable for every action of their 85 players? You trash a coach because of the mishaps of teenage athletes?

My mom and dad were, and continue to be, great parents. They instilled a great work ethic and moral barometer in me and my siblings. All was forged from a strong faith in God, Jesus, and prayer. From their guidance, I knew wrong from right. However, even with such a solid upbringing, I made many mistakes during my youth. I, nor anyone, should hold my parents responsible for the irresponsible decisions I made. The circumstances with coaches are the same. They can offer great guidance, and extend a forgiving nature, but they are NOT responsible for every action of their players.

Food for thought since you like to criticize the misdeeds of athletes. What percentage of non-athlete college students also get arrested for similar mistakes? Probably equal to, or greater, than that of athletes.

Perhaps you shouldn’t be so pious and condescending. Instead, get your own house in order.

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Baba O'Riley

March 4th, 2009
6:10 pm

LOL at a UGA fan pretending to be LSU Fan. I don’t think LSU fans would call it the Chicken Bowl, and I know they wouldn’t get their panties in a wad over a GT-UGA discussion.
Why don’t you pretend to be a Mississippi State fan?

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Maddog

March 4th, 2009
6:19 pm

VolNation, how in the world could you get “God cares about Georgia football more than any other school” from this article?

Perhaps you would prefer CMR and his coaches rip their shirts off (ala Chippendale Dancers) at a “pep rally” with football recruits.

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JustCallMeChamp

March 4th, 2009
6:53 pm

I think for the most part Richt is a classy coach who really cares about his program. Which is why I was so shocked 2 years ago in Jax when he encouraged his players to pull that stupid stunt against The Champs. Now say what you want Dawg fans, that he didn’t mean the whole team and yada yada yada…it was STILL an unsportsman act he encouraged. From a punk like Lane Kiffin I would expect such antics but that is not Richts M.O. Remember, that season he had just admonished his team about dancing on Vanderbilts logo…Vanderbilt??? Anyway, since his little meeting with Pope Urban, It looks like he’s back on the straight and narrow.

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Saint Richt

March 4th, 2009
7:15 pm

Rolling my eyes at the phony…………..Saint Richt will save us ALL!

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john

March 4th, 2009
7:46 pm

Here’s what many of you apparently don’t understand: A person who has great faith isn’s afraid of sharing that faith. It’s not about football or recruiting. It’s about having faith in a higher power and being able to turn things over to that higher power. CMR has great faith and is willing to share that with anyone and everyone. This isn’t about anything other than that.

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March 4th, 2009
7:56 pm

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secfootball

March 4th, 2009
8:32 pm

Calculated comments?

Are you kidding?

Kiffin has diarrhea of the mouth and his sophomoric rhetoric is laughable…

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Dave In Tampa

March 4th, 2009
8:50 pm

With the exception of one or two, Tech People are morons. Why do you take cracks at CMR’s faith. I thank the true college fans that are and those that are not UGA fans, but still find the class to make respectable comments about CMR.

I just don’t get the lack of class from 95% of the tech nerds. Florida fans can come on here and say possitive things about this article shows me that that do have the class to put football aside and acknowledge a good person. The Nerds are so envious of anything that has to do with Georgia it’s pathetic. Losers, most of you.

God Bless Coach Mark Richt and any coach or person that is not afraid to show their faith in God.

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PTC DAWG

March 4th, 2009
9:43 pm

Saban has proven he can lose to Hawaii…I’ll say that. Two years in @ Bama and NO SEC Titles, or BCS Bowl Titles….bring it on…

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Tide fan

March 4th, 2009
10:24 pm

PTC DAWG,

What’s with the digs on Saban? Its only been 2 years you blithering idiot! So he hasn’t won an sec title in only 2 years of rebuilding Bama. So what? Richt hasn’t won the sec in 4 years. At least Saban has won a division and at least Saban had a far lesser talented Bama team beating Florida in the 4th qtr of the seccg before losing by 11 rather than getting blown out 49-10 by the gators. Saban has 2 sec titles and one nc in fewer years in the sec than Richt does in 8 years at UGA. Also, I don’t know that Saban ever lost to Hawaii either at Bama or Lsu but I do know that everyone has their share of embarrassing losses. Just ask Richt. He lost to both Vandy and Kentucky in the same freaking year. How do you do that? Man are you just freaking stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Snoop

March 4th, 2009
10:41 pm

Richt uses religion as a recruiting tool for mamas and grandmamas. If he believed what he professes in public, he would do something about the disgraceful behavior of his players both on and off the field. Richt is Barry Switzer in lambs’ clothing. This behavior will get him some talented recruits and eight wins a year, but no championship rings.

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Buddy El

March 4th, 2009
11:24 pm

Bamafan:

It is much better to lead young men in the way they should go because that is quite often a huge challenge while beating GT really isn’t that big of a deal after 7 wins in a row. That 45-42 probably prevented many Bunglebee suicides. Anyone who prays that God will help them win a game has no concept of what prayer is about. One should respect the rights of others to believe in whatever god they like or have been brought up to believe in, Muslim or other.

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UGA student

March 5th, 2009
12:16 am

A Pakistani Cricket Coach would be a better offensive coordinator than ‘I have never accomplished anything Mike Bobo former UGA quarterback’

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Gadawg

March 5th, 2009
6:25 am

Notice how the first comment is from a Tech graduate at 9:30 am in the morning. Must have just got out of bed or is busy working.

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Little Brave

March 5th, 2009
7:01 am

Seems to me he just likes the publicity like another couple guys named Oku and Brown. He knows where he’s going and so do they!

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BravesFan79

March 5th, 2009
7:26 am

I disagree with Ga grad student and thing UGA is leading the way! This guy can be the next Leonard Pope. And he sounds like a high character guy that has a good head on his shoulders. Football could use more guys like him. Im a GA and GT fan,but i hope UGA gets him.

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doug

March 5th, 2009
7:57 am

I have been a critical of CMR but I don’t knock his faith and its role in the program. HEY DUMBASSES. This country was built on the very Christian foundation Richt proclaims. It built this country, not you half witted Socialistic Obama lovers that have absolutely no faith rooted conscience. Wake up pinheads. We went from God,Democracy and great economic prowess to Socialism and depression overnight because
you never picked up a bible. Prove these idiots wrong CMR.

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SEC fan

March 5th, 2009
8:09 am

Regardless of who plays for the NC, the level of competition in the SEC is far superior to any other conference in the US. Hopefully Orson will end up in the SEC somewhere, meanwhile don’t expect USC to ever have a home and home series with any of the top SEC teams. As with Jarvis Jones, Charles will get very strong indications that he will be a first year starter at USC. The ‘you will be a starter’ approach seems to work very well for USC year in and year out. I wish Charles well whatever he chooses to do.

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JB

March 5th, 2009
8:09 am

This young man ought to major in marketing….Geez…………

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sswinfordawg

March 5th, 2009
8:13 am

I disagree with UGA grad. I’m about 85% sure this kid is going to be a dawg. If he is as religious as this article and the other articles i have read make him seem then he will play for Richt. I mean UGA offers so much more than these other schools I find it hard to believe that he will go anywhere else. BravesFan, not the next leonard pope. He doesn’t have the height. He will be the next Ben Watson.

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Einstein

March 5th, 2009
8:14 am

Read between the lines….

HE mentioned God like every other word and based on yesterdays AJC (you had to know they were setting up todays interview) Richt apparently prays for the players to sign with UGA rather than somehing important like family health, world peace, etc.

Based on his apparent academic progress…he probably actually spells Dawg correctly already! LOL

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March 5th, 2009
8:18 am

[...] 15 questions with Orson Charles about Georgia, Tennessee and Southern Cal | College Football Recruit… Q. When is the last time you’ve talked with the head coaches of all three schools? Georgia’s Mark Richt, Tennessee’s Lane Kiffin, and Southern Cal’s Pete Carroll? A. “I talked with [Richt] on Tuesday night, and I’m going to call Lilly in a little bit. Kiffin? It’s been a while. Carroll? He left me a message and I’m going to try him back in a few minutes.” not good __________________ "It is such a comfort to know that Jesus’ wounds remain visable in his risen body. Our wounds are not taken away, but become sources of hope to others." Henri Nouwen [...]

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Clay

March 5th, 2009
8:27 am

A source in Tampa is suggesting that he leaning towards Tennessee. I have to admit that the situation there is probably going to guarantee him the most playing time…

They moved their two most touted TE to different positions… Which pretty much means there is only one TE in the equation and he is more of a run blocker than a recieiver…

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SEC fan

March 5th, 2009
8:29 am

Einstein, yesterday’s article was a good one. Sorry you totally missed the point. Me thinks Einstein is a misnomer for you.

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March 5th, 2009
8:32 am

[...] 15 questions with Orson Charles about Georgia, Tennessee and Southern Cal | College Football Recruit… Q. When is the last time you’ve talked with the head coaches of all three schools? Georgia’s Mark Richt, Tennessee’s Lane Kiffin, and Southern Cal’s Pete Carroll? A. “I talked with [Richt] on Tuesday night, and I’m going to call Lilly in a little bit. Kiffin? It’s been a while. Carroll? He left me a message and I’m going to try him back in a few minutes.” not good __________________ "It is such a comfort to know that Jesus’ wounds remain visable in his risen body. Our wounds are not taken away, but become sources of hope to others." Henri Nouwen Last edited by rexvol; Today at 08:23 AM.. [...]

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Dawg fan

March 5th, 2009
8:48 am

Hey Doug, this is a sports blog. It is not a ‘Bush didn’t screw up this country’ blog. You can find political blogs somewhere else.

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Too Easy

March 5th, 2009
8:49 am

Einstein = Moronic Chatter (squared)

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Jimmy"Superfly"Snuka

March 5th, 2009
8:51 am

Chest thumping with the dog coach and wearing old number 7. Yeah buddy, that would have put it over the top. He should be a dog. Man please.

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Dwg85

March 5th, 2009
9:07 am

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:6-7

Kudos to Coach Richt for not being afraid to talk about his faith in Jesus. The responses on here make me wonder if some people even read the article or are just posted based on the headline. Does God care about football? I don’t know but I do know he cares about Mark Richt because Mark Richt is one of His children. I wish I was surprised about some of the comments but I’m not. We always hear how Christians are intolerant but the truth is that the real intolerance comes from the unbelievers toward Christians. But that’s okay- Jesus told us that people hated him and they would hate us too.

BTW — prayer by a believer does work. I can recount tons of answered prayer in my life.

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6

Nothing offends an unbeliever more than those who dare to believe.

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Watson

March 5th, 2009
9:10 am

I find it funny that some UGA fans suggest UT has nothing to offer a TE. We have Jason Witten (the BEST TE in the NFL) and we also had Brad Cottam drafted in the 3rd round despite rarely playing. Those are just two recent examples. We also will have a new offense that involves the TE a good bit in the passing game. Just look at the TE production under Kiffin as OC at Southern Cal and the TE production at Purdue under Chaney when he was OC. I’m not saying Charles ends up at UT, but they have plenty to offer him.

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YoungDawg

March 5th, 2009
9:13 am

Notice he’s having more contact with UGA than the other two schools so we’re “working towards him”. Come on Orson finish the Drill on the 09 class!

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wreckmaniac

March 5th, 2009
9:28 am

After the health of his family this will always be known as “The Richt
Prayer”. Recruits at UGA is always the topic of the prayer meeting.
Pastor Richt knows that with 4 and 5 A’s UGA 3rdWorld Nation will always accept losses. They will never accept recruiting losses. The team should be remonikered as the UGA “Recruiters”.

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wreckmaniac

March 5th, 2009
9:31 am

Whats funny is that for some reason all of UGA 3rdWorld Nation believes that 4 and 5 A’s deliver championships. In fact I think they believe they are champions. Where can I get this drug ?

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March 5th, 2009
9:37 am

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Baba O'Riley

March 5th, 2009
9:38 am

Orson Charles blog #54

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wreckmaniac

March 5th, 2009
9:47 am

I’m more impressed with the new basketball coach than Richt. Some one should devote some of this limitless UGA blog space to Pete. He took a pack of scrubs to Ky and won. The only bball team worse than UGA is Tech. Both of them should be kicked out of their conferences. I listened to WSB last night to a UGA bball event for the first time in
my life and was delighted that this coach got a very noticeable win. His
enthusiam and devotion is remarkable. How you can find anyone to take on a team in midseason is hard to believe and I’m glad he finally got some spotlight. I hope UGA bball wins the nat champ. This is what college sports is all about. A team that wins all the time is one thing for sure- boring.

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wreckmaniac

March 5th, 2009
9:49 am

Lets have a recriting prayer meeting at Dogbite Stadium every Friday !

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DirtyDawg

March 5th, 2009
10:09 am

If the young man is sincere in his beliefs then I suspect I know where he’ll be going. God may not care anything about football, but don’t tell that to those that rely on him, or his word, for guidance.

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Pi$$onaDAWG

March 5th, 2009
10:13 am

I hate UGA TightEnds because they chip the end and drag across the middle catch a pass and score a TD against my Tech Jackets. Uga uses the Tightend better than most schools. I hate that UGA has used it’s TE so well against us.

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NoVols

March 5th, 2009
10:15 am

Is anyone else as sick of hearing about this kid as I am? I don’t care if you go to Georgia or not. One undersized tight end is not going to make or break the team. He’s not even going to play tight end. He’ll be an H-back type if he’s not a wide out. Hey Orson, we get it. You need the attention that come with waiting to sign. Please, go to Tennessee. That’s a program who’s best get this off-season was the new coasch’s dad. But enough already with the “who’s he going to sign with.”

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Baba O'Riley

March 5th, 2009
10:18 am

Blog on religion and Orson Charles. Slow days indeed

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Bamafan

March 5th, 2009
10:23 am

Your best shoot at winning a national championship is at USC, but go to Georgia and you will be all
SEC as a TE and win SEC championships. Forget about the vols that is a trainwreck about to happen!!

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Baba O'Riley

March 5th, 2009
10:29 am

A Bama fan saying UGA will win SEC Championships??? Interesting.

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Bamafan

March 5th, 2009
10:42 am

Richt may need to change the dc at georgia to win a national champioship, I love the WHO!!

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Tide rising

March 5th, 2009
10:48 am

Sounds like the dawgs have the inside track. They’ve recruited him the longest, his qb from high school will be there with him, and UGA has a big advantage over USC in distance and also a small advantage over UT in distance. If he comes from a poor family and it sounds like he does because his mom would have to work 2 jobs to travel then it sounds like it would be a lot cheaper and closer for her to attend his games at UGA since they will all be in the immediate southeast. I’ve got no dog in this fight but it seems to me that he would be foolish not to go to UGA over the other 2 schools.

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mcdawg

March 5th, 2009
10:53 am

USC is on the verge of imploding w/ R. Bush investigation-no checks on the system -P. Carroll has had an amazing run but i have feeling things are catching up to him out there-

it does sound like USC is leading the way

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MegaT

March 5th, 2009
10:54 am

Georgia has nothing extra to offer that Tennessee or USC can’t. Some of you DAWG fans need to quit looking at things through your Georgia red glasses. Why don’t we just let this kid follow his heart and accept it as that instead of trying to discredit another schoool. Georgia, Tennessee or USC will all be better with this kid on their roster. Good luck to whoever gets him. Go Vols!

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Bill W.

March 5th, 2009
10:59 am

I’m glad Mr. Charles is using prayer to guide him. Good for him. Wherever he decides you know it will be a decision God has helped him come up with. I hope he comes to UGA but then again it may not be whats supposed to happen. Good luck Mr. Charles. Never stop praying.

Einstein, how do you know what CMR prays about? Do you go to church with him?

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SEC87

March 5th, 2009
11:17 am

Is it just me? Or does anybody else think there’s no way on God’s green earth that this kid will play TE for UGA? He’s 6′2″ 216lbs. Richt has never had a TE that small…if he ever does play TE at UGA it will be in a couple of years when he puts on 30 lbs. I’m pretty sure Richt promised him he would be a TE. We’ll just have to see if Richt will actually keep his word like he should.

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JBDAWG

March 5th, 2009
11:31 am

Look Techies. You know good and well if this same article was written about CPJ you would be bragging about what a great man of integrity he was. Just becasue you hate the team CMR coaches doesnt meen he is a terrible or stupid person. I dont hate paul Johnson. I hate GT. But i dont hate people affiliated with the school, i just hat the school. Im fine with CPJ and think he did a great job of turning you program around in his first season but there is no reason to bash CMR simply because of the school he coaches for. If CMR were techs HC and PJ was the dawgs HC i guarentee the yo would hate CPJ just like you do Coach Richt.

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Tony

March 5th, 2009
11:32 am

I realize that there are a lot of UGA fans that read the AJC (LOL). This young man is best suited at USC, hands down. For the reasons that he mentioned; national exposure, a chance to compete each year for the National Title, and he is almost assured an NFL career. Stop salivating hairy Dogs fans!

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JBDAWG

March 5th, 2009
11:39 am

Just wait till the baseball diamond GnaTS! We’re gonna knock you out just like last year!

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Opiner

March 5th, 2009
11:39 am

SEC87 is right. He will be a situational tight end that plays on passing downs only unless he really packs on a lot of weight. Standard every down tight ends nowadays are more like 6′4 or taller and 240lbs or heavier since blocking is what they will do the majority of the time. He’s a tweener as in “in between” that probably won’t be any impact player at the college level. Not big enough to be a true every down tight end and too slow to be a true receiving threat like a regular wide receiver or slot receiver.

While it sounds like the kid is just a genuine kid that is having a truly hard time deciding it always makes you wonder how much of this is just for hype and ego gratification. I think in the case of Bryce Brown the kid just wants to have his ego gratified and stroked for as long as he can. I was glad to see Miami tell him to make a decision or lose their offer. They just moved on without him.

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PTC DAWG

March 5th, 2009
11:51 am

Good luck to the kid..

Just so he knows, GT beat UGA last year 45-42…more to follow.

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JenniferGO Dawgs

March 5th, 2009
11:54 am

FOR THE LOVE OF HEAVEN…… I am SO SICK AND TIRED of CMR critics and their remarks, last time I checked he is the coach not you, so if you can do better by all means fill his shoes. Until then you have no right to judge him or others. As far as the praying, we should all be doing that in these times, especially with the economy. Prayer does work but ultimately it is God’s will that makes things happen. If it is meant to happen God will make it so. I am praying that the true UGA fans get behind their coach and team and support them, also pray for them, with these critics and “So Called” fans UGA needs both prayer and support. Do Not make a mockery out of prayer. GOOOOOO DAWGS! God bless you this season with no injuries and the right players!