Dogs still devauled by bowls despite win over Tech?

Suppose any of these guys were pointing to Shreveport Saturday?

Suppose any of these guys were pointing to Shreveport Saturday?

Because there are still conference title games to be played, and there’s a pecking order to this bowl selection process, and nobody wants to be accused of stepping on anybody’s toes, we can’t report to you for certain that Georgia appears to be as devalued a product now as it was before it defeated Georgia Tech.

But that’s the way it looks.

Had the Bulldogs lost to Tech, they almost certainly would’ve been ticketed for the Independence Bowl in ShreveporAdvocare-Bowl-Logot or PapaJohns.com Bowl in Birmingham. Turns out winning the Tech game may not lead to a bowl upgrade.

Maybe you don’t think that’s fair. But remember, bowl games are businesses. It doesn’t matter to them that Georgia fans can now make life miserable for Tech fans for 364 days. They only care if all of those Georgia fans are going to buy tickets to their bowl game. And seriously, after a 7-5 season, how many folks do you suppose are up for a trip?

According to various reports, this is the way bowls layout for SEC teams: The Florida and Alabama winner to the BCS title game, the loser to the Sugar Bowl, LSU to the Capital One, Auburn to the Outback, Mississippi to the Cotton, Tennessee to the Chick-fil-A, Kentucky to the Music City, Georgia to the Independence and South Carolina to the PapaJohns.com. (The Dogs and Gamecocks also could switch places.)

Chick-fil-A Bowl president Gary Stokan denied a Knoxville News report  to our Tim Tucker that the bowl already has settled on a Tennessee-Virginia Tech matchup. The Tennessee report followed stories in Alabama that the Outback Bowl will break from tradition and invite Auburn instead of a team from the SEC East (most likely Tennessee). From there, the dominoes fell: Kentucky to the Music City, Georgia to the Independence, etc.

Why not the Dogs to Nashville? Because the Wildcats always bring a lot of fans there. The same can’t be guaranteed by Georgia. It’s business.

334 comments Add your comment

brewdawg

December 1st, 2009
10:50 pm

Had UGA beaten Kentucky, it’s likely the Dawgs play on New Years Day. They can’t complain regardless of where they wind up.

Innocent Bystander

December 1st, 2009
10:50 pm

I hear the weather’s lovely in Shreveport this time of year!

todd

December 1st, 2009
10:55 pm

Shultzie is just telling it like it is.

All I know is Shreveport is the home of Tim Freakin Brando and he acts like it’s cool that he lives there.

It all Ron Zooks.

Should’ve told Coxy to play like a 5th yr. Sr instead of a true freshman with all the crazy throws and picks and silly flops.

But props to Joe Cox and the W at Tech and the 14 throws.

What did we really expect back in Aug. when someone exposed Coxy’s unit and someone at SEC Media days was quoted as “that’s Ga’s QB, dude looks small”

La Jolla Dawg

December 1st, 2009
10:55 pm

Maybe after they’ve been exiled to Shreveport they’ll stop with the stupid penalties and turnovers.

spellcheckdawg!

December 1st, 2009
11:03 pm

I don’t know what devauled means but it sounds like another horrible malady we dawg fans must suffer this year

bigdawg88

December 1st, 2009
11:03 pm

Ah well, hope the players remember this next year! Those little mistakes make a big difference eventually.
Honestly though, what’s the difference between the low-tier bowls anyway? We still get to share the conference money.

GO DAWGS!!!

Spider Dawg

December 1st, 2009
11:03 pm

I hope it’s Shreveport. Or Birmingham. Just in case the message was being diluted with the win over Tech.

john

December 1st, 2009
11:08 pm

How the hell does auburn get the outback bowl?

They went 3-5 in conference and 7-5 on the year. They officially finished 5th in the SEC West. Of their 7 wins 4 were against LaTech, Ball State, Furman and Miss St. Their best win is against an 8-3 West Va team. And they finished the year losing 5 of their last 7 games (furman being one of the two wins). WTF????

I’m not saying UGA deserves to be in this game, but Auburn is probably the least deserving SEC team of a New Years Day bowl…

GIVE ME A BREAK

December 1st, 2009
11:11 pm

Georgia will allways dominate GT!!!

December 1st, 2009
11:14 pm

They have vanished. Georgia will allways dominate GT!!!
They now say there is bigger fish to fry. Georgi will allways dominate GT!!!
They are now posing as Vols. Georgia will allways dominate GT!!!
They are now posing as Gaytors. Georgia will allways dominat GT!!!

They say it’s no big deal,,,why???

Georgia will allways dominate GT!!!

TMAC

December 1st, 2009
11:19 pm

hahahhahahhahaha enjoy shreveport boys hahhahahhahhahahha… I will be on the beach in florida this weekend and enjoying some championship football. later d-bags

Bride of Chucky Knapp

December 1st, 2009
11:20 pm

Will the bowl snub be enough to get rid of Willie?

We Run This State

December 1st, 2009
11:23 pm

30-24!!!!!!!!!

So glad this hurts the Jackets SO bad!!!!

I invite ANY Techie terrorist or asian to punch me in the face!!!! “CPJ” said you could….. come see what happens!!

1-9, 12 wins since 1965. Overall: 60-39-5

WE RUN THIS STATE!!!!!!!!!

gotech610

December 1st, 2009
11:24 pm

If you content with just dominating GT then I’ll take that as a compliment. Glad to know GT means so much to you.

GT on the other hand enjoys being in the top 10 nationally, playing for a BCS, winning their division and getting the chance to play for their conference, having coach of the year, players of the year, 6 players on their first team conference team, and NOT playing in Shreveport just so they can say they beat an in-state non conference game.

It’s good to be a Yellow Jacket!

Have fun in Shreveport with Texas A&M and an unranked 7-5 record!

Mrs. Manners

December 1st, 2009
11:24 pm

Great steakhouse in Shreveport called Superior Grill. Trust me, you’ll enjoy the great food, the atmosphere, and the barkeeps will make you a martini that will put starch in your corset.

We Run This State

December 1st, 2009
11:24 pm

so sorry…..

1-8

WE RUN THIS STATE!!!!!

Neutral observor

December 1st, 2009
11:26 pm

TMAC,

You’re going to be on the beach in florida enjoying championship football??? Is there a pee wee championship being played there? Perhaps jai-ali or whatever that crap is? A soccer championship? What championship do you speak of? Please don’t say ACC. You can’t put that conference and the word championship in the same sentence. Will there be 15 or 20 people there? Will the 2 teams be embarrassed after getting their asses kicked by 2 mediocre middle of the pac SEC teams? At least you know I think the dogs suck just as bad as you do. You both suck and for that matter your whole dam conference is one big freaking joke.

gotech610

December 1st, 2009
11:27 pm

Oh yeah, silly me, I almost forgot! GT is 1st in the nation in rushing in the big boy conferences, so I think it’s pretty safe to say that GT RUNS THIS NATION!

GIVE ME A BREAK

December 1st, 2009
11:28 pm

We Run This State, you’re probably 5ft. 6in. short and weigh 135 lbs. You would only have to be SLAPPED. THWG and it’s punks!!!!

Gerry

December 1st, 2009
11:28 pm

I don’t give a damn where we go. As a true Georgia fan I will go wherever the dawgs go and be happy to be there. After all I could have been born a Tech fan and my life would really suck.

GIVE ME A BREAK

December 1st, 2009
11:31 pm

GEORGIA has the “RUNS” in this state.

gotech610

December 1st, 2009
11:32 pm

Gerry, yeah it would suck alright. You would actually have to work for an education and you would make more money for it, oh and you would have to suffer the pain of a national championship in 1990 instead of 1980…oh wait…whoops got that backwards. Maybe you meant you could have been born a UGA then of course almost 30 years to wait for a national championship with the agony of a preseason #1 ranked team getting beat by a first year coach and an offense full of freshman last year.

Wait, which is worse…

1+2

December 1st, 2009
11:33 pm

Tech fans, no matter how you look at it, you can’t be happy with a defeat to Georgia. Yes, you get to go to the ACC title game; however, this is no lock. If you go down to Clemson, then your season will officially be declared a disaster. Georgia on the other hand, they have sucked all season. If anything will help them get through the offseason it will be a new defensive staff, beating Auburn, and beating Tech. In essence, they may not have a top 25 team but they have taken down 2 of their rivals. This probably also takes the ’sting’ out of the annual Florida massacre.

Dawggoneit

December 1st, 2009
11:34 pm

I hope it aint so! Though frankly we just don’t deserve better than N. LA. I understand teams have difficult periods. But most of the time teams have down season when they have recruiting problems or violations etc. That just hasn’t been the case here. Not a player on our team is considered to be low quality. Joe Cox was never given any opportunity for experience but that’s not his fault. A player-leader never came forth and little team spirit was evident throughout most of the season. The intangibles and discipline just suffered. I remember when Vince Dooley & Erk Russel had the players wear shirts that said “TEAM” in big bold letters above smaller letters “ME” I never recall players beating their chest or strutting like peacocks, most particularly when they had lost 5 games in a season. The team process emanates from the constants of a football program – tradition, fan base, resources, facilities, coaching, hardwork, discipline among others. Looking at these elements where does the weakness lie. I’ll go to Shreveport if I must, but I will do so knowing that the UGA tradition is not being fairly treated.

td

December 1st, 2009
11:36 pm

I wonder if the real deal is that the win over Tech does not mean anything because they are a sorry ACC team? Where is that in the equation?

hop

December 1st, 2009
11:36 pm

tech will play in a meaningless bowl with very little fan support and the networks dying with low ratings.. yes, welcome to the worthless acc.

fan

December 1st, 2009
11:37 pm

there is only one bowl that matters, thats the Natl Champ.

Billy

December 1st, 2009
11:38 pm

If it comes down to the Independence or Papa johns bowl? I would prefer the Papa johns Bowl. I will drive to Birmingham, but I cant do the 1400 mile round trip to Shreveport. Also the stadium is so much better in Birmingham and I know the DAWGS will get a lot more fans there. If they are worried about filling the seats for these games? I think a lot of other Georgia fans would show up in Alabama than in the gulf coast.

fan

December 1st, 2009
11:39 pm

tech fans, in case you forgot, 30-24!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 glad it hurts so much!!!!!!

Taco

December 1st, 2009
11:41 pm

Devalued? R U Freaking kidding me. Dawgs Blow. Nuff said.

Turkey Neck Paul

December 1st, 2009
11:42 pm

Yeah if the mutts would have beaten Kentucky then the Dawgs could have gone to a big bowl. Dont cry dawg fans because of your inept coaching staff cant play the right talent or scheme correctly. BTW Willie is staying at UGA. CMR is not balking to fan pressure . SOS for next year too HA HA HA !!!!

CatsFly

December 1st, 2009
11:43 pm

I luv Dawgs football. But watching the UNC Tar Heel BB team just bums me out. Why can’t we be good in both sports. UNC is by all measures this season our equal in FB (we are both top-of-the-line Fords, not BMW’s like Fl and Texas), but when it comes to football, UNC is a Rolls Royce and we are a Pinto.

Gerry

December 1st, 2009
11:47 pm

Gotech 610 say what you want but all I know is we beat your ass all up and down the field at the joke by the coke Saturday night.So what I’m saying is it sucks to be you for the next 364 days you nerd terrorist.

GT3O

December 1st, 2009
11:49 pm

1+2,

No one likes to lose to their in state rival. It sucks for ei

Fierce Dawg

December 1st, 2009
11:50 pm

dude, Techies….30-24.
why the hell are you on here?

Turkey Neck Paul

December 1st, 2009
11:51 pm

Look on the bright side…. when the UGA fans travel to Shreveport and see that its a hell hole It will be a good thing to experience that never again would they want the dawgs to go there again. CMR blew it again this year you Blind homers. Dont wait too long like Clemson and Fla State did. Notre Dame doesnt put up with crap why should UGA…….Immediate changes are needed!

Paul "ManBoobs" Johnson

December 1st, 2009
11:51 pm

Jeff — If we wet the bed once again on Saturday, where do we go? Back to Boise? Meineke?

RealDawg

December 1st, 2009
11:57 pm

JS you are full of crap. Let me see, we sell all the tickets to our away games including OSU. We sell all the tickets to the mid season bowl game in FL even though we take a beat down. Meanwhile, KY who returned most of their tickets for the KY/UGA and cares far more about basketball potentially gets picked ahead of us?? What evidence do you have that UGA doesn’t go to bowl games. Last time I checked, we are only a bit further from Nashville, so the distance thing is a wash. The AD at UGA should not take this crap. Maybe they are thinking negative about us because of the constant barrage of negative stuff you guys write to try and salvage your paper. Yes, they sold out the last two Music City bowls but that bowl has changed alot since our visit in its early years (2nd year at new stadium). Plus, the majority of increased ticket sales for that bowl have been local since only half the tix are from out of town people. We should be in Music City bowl at worst.

GT3O

December 2nd, 2009
12:00 am

1+2, no one likes to lose to their in state rival, but in the grand scheme of things nationally did it hurt for GT to lose to UGA this year? No. It knocked GT down 3 spots to 10, UGA still won’t get a better bowl, and GT still can’t do any better than the Orange because any better would be the National Championship which wasn’t going to happen anyways. GT is no worse, no better. The national media already looks down to the ACC so not big deal there. I guarantee you that if GT plays against a TCU or Boise St. and knocks them off that will get GT more national attention than beating UGA this year will. So it’ll basically erase any pain suffered from this game, much like it did for you guys with Florida. Bama couldn’t beat Utah last year and Oklahoma couldn’t beat Boise St. couple of years ago. If GT does, they’ll be the first to beat the BCS busters in a bowl over the SEC or the Big-12.

So, nationally UGA really didn’t spoil anything for the Jackets. They just got meager bragging rights for one year.

john

December 2nd, 2009
12:02 am

gotech610,

check your stats….Nevada is the #1 rushing team in the country and the outrush Tech by 57.25 yards per game. So not only are you not #1 you aren’t even close to catching and passing the #1 rushing team.

Thats kind of like Matt Dodge of East Carolina claiming he has the #1 punt average in the country. Not only would Matt be number two, but he would be #2 by a full 3.13 yards per punt behind UGA’s Drew Butler, who did not get a chance to distance him self more from the field because Tech’s defense couldn’t stop UGA’s running game.

http://www.ncaa.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/ncaa-m-footbl-fbs-team-rushing-offense.html

Also out of all the defenses GA Tech faced this year only 4 were ranked in the top 50 in rush defense (Clemson#45, UGA #38, Miami #28 and North Carolina #9). The rest: #54VT, the remaining defenses are in the bottom half of FBS #65MissSt., #74Duke, #81Wake, #94Va, #106Vandy, #109FSU. Plus a Jacksonville St defense that ranks 66th in the FCS in rush defense.

Looks like the offense has mostly padded stats from playing week defenses on a weekly basis.

Typical Tech fan walking around thumping their chest and running their mouth with inaccurate information.

GT3O

December 2nd, 2009
12:03 am

Gerry, good one. Nerd Terrorist. Original. Did you come up with that all by yourself?! You know, generalizations don’t hold much water. Redneck Turf Manger.

See what I mean?

GT3O

December 2nd, 2009
12:09 am

John,

If you read closely I said big boy conferences. Nevada doesn’t play anybody. So they don’t actually count. They don’t even sniff top ranked defenses.

And I’ll bet you if you take a look at other schools like Alabama and Florida I’ll bet you they played the same number of teams with a defense in the top 50. I mean Coastal Carolina, Miss St. (who GT put more yards on than FL), Vandy. You see where I am going. Not all teams get to play more than 4 or 5 teams with top 50 ranked defenses. You just used selective data without regard to other schools who have worse rushing stats with the same amount of teams in the defensive top 50.

What else you got?

GT3O

December 2nd, 2009
12:11 am

Oh yeah and John, here’s a stat for you, Sagarin ranked GT’s strength of schedule 12 in the country, the closest to that was for the SEC was Alabama at number 28. Hmm….yeah GT padded the stats with a weak schedule. Not to mention that the ACC had more teams in the top 25 than the SEC for the greater part of the year.

GT3O

December 2nd, 2009
12:11 am

Why do you think the BCS likes GT so much?

Because we have a strong Strength of schedule.

GT3O

December 2nd, 2009
12:15 am

I am not saying the SEC isn’t stronger than the ACC, because after last weekend it’s hard to argue. But you can argue that the ACC does put more teams in the BCS top 25 than the SEC and there is a closer gap between teams than the top heavy SEC.

But you can’t argue the talent and the championships the SEC wins.

Dawgs2009

December 2nd, 2009
12:17 am

We had our bowl on Saturday. I am satisfied. Who cares where they have to go play? The only thing that matters was the win on Saturday!

john

December 2nd, 2009
12:18 am

GT30,

UGA waxed an undefeated top 10 ranked Hawaii team in the 2008 Sugar Bowl. There’s your example of and SEC/Big12 team beating a BCS Bowl Buster. Check your info…again another ill informed nerd waxing poetically…

By the way UGA is 12-2 against your mighty ACC under coach Richt. (2-0 vs Clemson), (1-0 vs Va Tech), (1-0 vs FSU), (8-1 against Tech) and (0-1 vs Boston College).

woodie

December 2nd, 2009
12:21 am

I wish Georgia could finally win a National Championship.

JJ

December 2nd, 2009
12:23 am

I don’t care what happens! They still beat Tech and that pleases me to no end.

Gerry

December 2nd, 2009
12:25 am

GT30 for all you know I may own an asian massage parlor. You know where all the girls who graduate from GT eventually work.