After Boise State, Murray foresaw Georgia in SEC title game

Aaron Murray brings something to Georgia's offense far more important than statistics. (Brant Sanderlin/bsanderlin@ajc.com)

Aaron Murray brings something to Georgia's offense far more important than statistics. (Brant Sanderlin/bsanderlin@ajc.com)

ATHENS – Several weeks ago, when Georgia was looking like Liberty Bowl bait and Mark Richt was waiting for that first thrown rock through his office window, Aaron Murray did something rather unexpected. He prophesied an SEC championship game for the Bulldogs.

We can’t be certain if this should be attributed to Murray’s unwavering confidence or the fact that he had just been hit in the head 37 times by Boise State. But the sophomore quarterback walked out of the Georgia locker room after the Bulldogs had just laid a 35-21 egg against Boise State at the Georgia Dome to open the season, met up with his former high school coach and uttered these words: “Coach, we’re going to the SEC championship.”

At that point, Robert Weiner, Murray’s coach at Plant High School resisted temptations to alert medical personnel who might still in the Georgia Dome. He had seen this side of Murray before, like when the quarterback was sprawled on the field with an apparent broken ankle during his senior season at Plant and he told Weiner, “Get me ready for the second half.” (Didn’t happen. But Murray made it back from a four-month injury in seven weeks, in time for the playoffs.)

So how did Weiner respond to Murray’s comment?

“I just said, ‘Alright, Aaron,’” he said, laughing. “I wasn’t too sure. But I’ve seen what Aaron can do. With most people, you blow off a comment like that as blind optimism. But Aaron started going through the rest of the schedule with specifics on each game. He said, ‘You’re coming back here to the Georgia Dome at the end of the year to see us.’ I guess he was prophetic.”

Murray said he felt confident because he saw talent and heart. “We just weren’t ready for that game yet,” he said.

When asked about his prediction, he said, “Based on how we played that game, I would’ve thought I was crazy, too.”

One 10-game winning streak later, Bellevue is firmly in the rearview mirror.

The Bulldogs are 13-point underdogs to unbeaten LSU in Saturday’s SEC championship game. Murray is the X-factor. He has been great lately and he will have to be great against LSU because there’s no guarantee of a decent running attack with the hobbled Isaiah Crowell.

But his strength is his calm demeanor. At 0-2, the house was burning down and Murray was brushing the ashes off his jersey. All Georgia players get credit for not caving early, but the quarterback is the one in the middle of the huddle.

“I understand that even though I’m only a sophomore, there are players who are looking at me,” Murray said. “When you play the quarterback position you have to stay even-tempered.”

Weiner, who drilled that into him, said, “I never doubt two things about Aaron: His will to win and his ability to mobilize the people around him.”

That’s how football teams win 10 straight after losing two. The Dogs didn’t suddenly become faster or stronger. But they grew up and found ways to win. Murray battled some consistency problems earlier this season but leadership and resolve never were problems.

Said Richt, “If things are going rough and your quarterback spits the bit, you’re in big trouble. But if you can stand in a gap and stay strong and keep fighting, your quarterback can pull you out of a bad situation. Nobody questions Aaron’s toughness, mentally or physically. No one questions his dedication. He’s got everybody’s respect.”

Murray is likely to be a four-year starter. By the time he leaves Athens, he’ll likely own every career passing mark at the school. But he said earlier this week, “Championships [are] all that matters. My goal is to win a few while I’m here, and my first one, my first opportunity, is this weekend.”

The odds are long. But the odds were long on Georgia getting here. To most people, anyway.

By Jeff Schultz

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Prime time

November 29th, 2011
4:40 pm

TheTruthHurts

November 29th, 2011
4:44 pm

Murray was about the only one. Not to change the subject, but there are a lot of head coaching jobs out there now. I wonder how many Bobo will be interviewing for?

BigDawg

November 29th, 2011
4:46 pm

Go Dawgs! Bobo got better this year, but Mark Richt can call the plays if he leaves.

atlantainsight

November 29th, 2011
4:47 pm

Murray is a great QB, maybe 1 more year after this at UGA.

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Boise Dawg

November 29th, 2011
4:50 pm

Not too crazy when you consider Boise State beat Oregon to start the 2009 season. Guess what… Oregon wins the PAC-10. Boise State then beats Va Tech to start the 2010 season. Guess what… Va Tech wins the ACC Coastal division and then wins the ACC. Boise State beats Georgia to start the 2011 season…. I am starting to see a pattern here.

If you want to win a conference title, schedule Boise State for your opener. Look out BIG conference, I think Michigan State opens with Boise in 2012.

schultz for brains

November 29th, 2011
4:50 pm

Schultz, That is two consecutive articles without negative UGA bias, back handed bashing or sneaky criticism. That streak might be more monumental than UGA’s 10 win streak! If you do three I might have to drop the handle, if only momentarily.

Sic’em

Preston

November 29th, 2011
4:50 pm

I think Bobo looks better because CMR is actually calling a lot of the plays this year.

Snoop Dawg

November 29th, 2011
4:51 pm

To keep getting better, we need a new OC for next year and we need to let Richt go at the end of his current contract.

Preston

November 29th, 2011
4:51 pm

The only one’s he’s (Bobo) calling are the Carlton Thomas up the middle. lol

Alphare

November 29th, 2011
4:52 pm

Coach Weiner must be thinking something else after dawgs lost to SC the week after.

Of course, he can brag about whatever he wants now, in a way he likes.

Preston

November 29th, 2011
4:54 pm

Snoop, people were saying the same thing about Les Miles a year or two ago. They’re eating their words now just like a lot of UGA fans. Me included.

sam

November 29th, 2011
4:54 pm

Loving Murray more and more. Atlantainsight–I do not hear the NFL folks clamoring for Murray. He might make it, but if so he will do so as an underdawg (get it?). Bobo will need a few more years like this one to be considered for anything other than a FCS school IMHO.

Preston

November 29th, 2011
4:55 pm

I agree with the OC need though. Richt needs to call his own again or hire a new one that’s proven.

DawginLex

November 29th, 2011
4:55 pm

Bobo looks better because the defense is stopping people and we don’t have to play arena ball like with willie martinez

Preston

November 29th, 2011
4:57 pm

Murray is a winner at the HS and FBS level but not tall enough for the pros. You don’t see any Doug Flutie’s in the league any more.

DawginLex

November 29th, 2011
4:57 pm

i’m pretty sure the article is not about anyone bragging but is about Murray believing in his team

Of course an alabama fan will spin it in a negative way

True SEC East Champs

November 29th, 2011
4:58 pm

“Murray foresaw Georgia in SEC Title Game” Really?? What did he see regarding the game the following week against South Carolina? I recall Murray serving up a few TDs via Int & Fumble. SMH

USC Gamecocks are 9-0 vs Bama, UGA, Florida, Tennessee & Clemson in the past two years!!

merbertmoover

November 29th, 2011
4:58 pm

Why does everyone say UGA got “lucky” with their scheduling?

Maybe LSU and bama got really really lucky with scheduling this year because they avoided the two toughest teams in the SEC East – UGA and S.Car…..

Durrty Dogg

November 29th, 2011
4:59 pm

I can’t understand why people are shocked. I honestly predicted we would be right where we are. In fact, I made a bet with my friend who is a loyal UGA basher. Thanks for the 40 bucks partner! It was not hard to predict. Our schedule sucked. The only problem I saw was of course the Florida game. Only because we seem to get in a weird funk when we play them. But if you look at it, we could have easily been 11-1. I honestly thought our record would be that at the end of the year.

What bothers me most is reading comments about our coaches leaving. What? That doesnt make any sense at all. This is the first year in a few seasons that we actually are trying to become relevant again. Why would any coach leave? Once we have won and established ourselves as a national power, which will happen in the next couple of years, then I can see them moving on. But not now. Its too much work to do.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
5:02 pm

Dan mullen is the top pick for Penn st.
Keep up the good work dawgs!

ARdawg

November 29th, 2011
5:02 pm

ViningDawg

November 29th, 2011
5:04 pm

Like the QB attitude… And I like the Dawgs having a chance. Stuff LSU run game, and Murray tosses it like a artisan pizza!

Preston

November 29th, 2011
5:04 pm

They had better wrap CTG up contractually ASAP! The D is the primary reason we’re in this thing. We haven’t seen defense like this since CBVG and we all know what we went through for a while after he was lured away. He says he loves Athens but wants a contract extension so we better give it to him before someone else sweetens the pot.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
5:04 pm

Coach friend deserves a lot of credit also has the OLine playing well and it’s good to see Dallas lee back practicing.

harold

November 29th, 2011
5:05 pm

UGA WILL GET ABUSED SATURDAY. LSU IS NFL LIKE. THIS GAME WILL BE A MASSACURE. UGA MAY NOT EVEN SCORE A TD

Lord

November 29th, 2011
5:05 pm

LOL @ this article

SimpleDawg

November 29th, 2011
5:06 pm

I guess I have to take back the disparaging things I said about him earlier in the year.

Being wrong isn’t necessarily a rare occurrence for me, but being this happy about being wrong is.

Go Dawgs!

gspot

November 29th, 2011
5:07 pm

UGA is odds on favorite to beat LSU and be in the NCG this year!!! Or so say the UGA bandwagon riders.

Preston

November 29th, 2011
5:07 pm

Harold, I’m copying your post to throw it back at you Saturday! UGA’s got something for LSU’s ass! Bet on it!

Preston

November 29th, 2011
5:10 pm

gspot, you go too far with the ncg stuff! lol

Virginia DAWG

November 29th, 2011
5:10 pm

Why can’t people give Bobo any credit. You don’t put a QB in position to throw 34 TD passes by not coaching well in practice and during the games. Look what he did without any RBs to speak of. You might as well accept the fact that he is not going to get released as long as we have seasons like this last one. Wasn’t Malzon (sp) considered an offensive genius last year….so what happened this year. Your players execution often makes the coach look like a winner or loser.

Finebalm

November 29th, 2011
5:10 pm

I see a MNC this year for the DAWGS

Preston

November 29th, 2011
5:14 pm

Virginia Dawg, his play calling is terribly predictable and sometimes laughable. Carlton Thomas running up the middle multiple times in one game? Are you kidding me? I’m convinced that CMR has been calling a LOT of the plays lately.

The Wad

November 29th, 2011
5:16 pm

Gotta give CMR and company credit. They pulled it off when most everybody said it couldn`t be done. I said yesterday the Dawgs have a 10% chance at LSU. Today I`m up to 40%. By Friday I expect my brain will start functioning again and it will be back down to 10%. But this is why we play the games. GO DAWGS! Be proud of Richt and this year they put together.

StevoDeg

November 29th, 2011
5:16 pm

@Preston, Ever heard of Drew Brees? He’s 6-1 and he seems to be doing okay in the NFL

gspot

November 29th, 2011
5:17 pm

Preston – I was being sarcastic – UGA will get punched in the mouth like USC (south) did last year.

Preston

November 29th, 2011
5:17 pm

Finebalm, UGA had better learn how to play like this for an entire season to play for NC’s again. Early losses in 07′ and this year have proven very costly. If we played SC or Boise right now, we win big. I don’t know if it’s pre-season preparation or what but UGA just gets better as they go through the season instead of playing strong all year.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
5:19 pm

It doesn’t take a Magazine Major from UGA to see a loss to LSU in the Dome. UGA might get a shot at Houston in the bowl game. It will be just like 07. UGA can take a preseason #1 into 2012 after beating the Hawaii (houston) of 2011.

Preston

November 29th, 2011
5:20 pm

StevoDog, he’s a rare exception. Don’t get me wrong, I’m pulling for him but his NFL chances are slim to none because they have him listed at 6′ or 6′1″ but even that’s inflated a little. Who knows though?

Joey

November 29th, 2011
5:20 pm

“Several weeks ago, when Georgia was looking like Liberty Bowl bait…”
**************************************
Haha, boy that grabbed me, JS.

Funny, with just a pinch of smartass!

Classic Shultz . . .

Preston

November 29th, 2011
5:21 pm

5150, were you just on the ESPN blog? Someone on there said EXACTLY the same thing over there. lol

Dawg1

November 29th, 2011
5:24 pm

Snoop – your dreaming. CMR get’s a 5 year extension. Grantham gets 3 to 5. And that is that…

Harold – an your team is? Got to love the trolls…

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
5:27 pm

no just on here PRESTON

Joey

November 29th, 2011
5:28 pm

I know one thing, Murray is tough.

He’s gonna need it every ounce of that toughness Saturday.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
5:28 pm

5150
We might fool you, we just might fool you!
Don’t count us out yet.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
5:30 pm

5150
Did you here Dan mullen is the top pick for Penn st as head coach?

@5150 uoad

November 29th, 2011
5:34 pm

Loser tech fan needs to go to loser tech blog ,didn’t you predict losses to tech , auburn ,Miss. state ,tenn, and florida, should change your name to nostradamus 5150.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
5:34 pm

Dawg48……..Either team Can Win. Question is will UGA? I just don’t think UGA can last 4 quarters with LSU.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
5:36 pm

48 no way. I would take the job for the money, but man is it going to be a hard job for a few years.

chilidawg

November 29th, 2011
5:37 pm

Stop yelling, Harold. We can hear in lower case.

bitter dawgs fan

November 29th, 2011
5:38 pm

its all about the —O—line. always will be—–friend——get it———-go dawgs

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
5:38 pm

@5150……………..you freaking MORON this is a JEFF SCHULTZ BLOG.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
5:40 pm

5150
Man you have a target on your back! Lol
Do you think it’s a counter punch to Ohio st with Meyer ?

roughrider

November 29th, 2011
5:41 pm

5150: How old were you when Tech last won a bowl game?

True SEC East Champs

November 29th, 2011
5:42 pm

“Murray foresaw Georgia in SEC Title Game” Really?
I wonder what his thoughts were during the South Carolina game when he tossed the Int returned for a TD & when Clowney created the game-winner fumble recovered by Ingram for the TD? Hmmmm

Fact: The Gamecocks are 9-0 vs. Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Bama and Clemson in the past two years.

Football Fan 14

November 29th, 2011
5:42 pm

Preston last time I looked Drew Brees was only 6′ but he is a future Hall of Famer. Mike vick is 6′ and just signed a 100 million dollar contract. Murray is more a Steve Young type than Doug Flutie anyway. I am sure next year well will hear Mel Kiper jr. mentioning Aaron Murray.

bitter dawgs fan

November 29th, 2011
5:44 pm

will say though—–conner shaw looked as good as vick in the clemson game—running the ball

—hope murry puts on running—————————————shoes——————-yo===========go dawgs

The Ole Ball Coach

November 29th, 2011
5:47 pm

Ole Lady luck was with us tonight, Ole Lady luck just saved our whatcha_mu_callits. My gawd we hunkered down look at the sugar falling from the sky, look at the sugar……….
RIP Larry

Northern Sympathizer

November 29th, 2011
5:49 pm

To address the article, I disagree that Murray is the X-factor. I think the X-factor is the backfield. I don’t think Murray can beat LSU solo, even though he is good.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
5:49 pm

48 no I don’t think so. I think Mullen knows he can’t get a lot better at Miss St. I think the SEC will learn what the ACC learned earlier this year. When you have a few great coaches and programs other great coaches will not want job openings at other teams in the league. they don’t want to work that hard to try to overcome the Great Coaches competitive advantage.

Northern Sympathizer

November 29th, 2011
5:51 pm

I see the Bobo bashers have gotten a running start at the weekend. I suppose at 4:00 pm Saturday, ya’ll will be lighting the Bobo-effigies. If our offense makes it to 21, I don’t want to hear squat about Bobo!

Tide is a rollin

November 29th, 2011
5:51 pm

Murray needs to call Spurrier and thank him for not yanking Garcia out of their game with Auburn. That cost the Cocks that contest and allowed yall Dawgs to win the east.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
5:51 pm

I said it before and I say it again……………All things being equal the only thing that isn’t champion material is BOBO.

Orange11

November 29th, 2011
5:52 pm

“After Boise State, Murray foresaw Georgia in SEC title game”

At that point in time the only thing Murray foresaw was picks and fumbles, 2 which were returned for scores enroute to giving SC the game. Not sold on this guy at all. He gets to say hello to his old buddy, Zach Mettenberger (LSU) next year. Gee I wonder who is going to win that one?

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
5:53 pm

I think if they offer him he will be up at Penn st…….

Football Fan 14

November 29th, 2011
5:53 pm

5150 I think any coach in the SEC west who is offered a good job {Petrino UCLA or Mullen PennSt.] would jump on it just so they would not have to compete with LSU or Ala for talent and titles.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
5:56 pm

Football fan 14
Has petrino UCLA come up?
Have not heard that….
I agree if penn st offers he will go.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
5:59 pm

Peterson to UCLA.

Finebalm

November 29th, 2011
5:59 pm

LSU DOES NOT RESPECT US. THEY MUST RESPECT US.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
6:01 pm

5150
Peterson makes more since….
Are you going to watch GT northwestern tonight?

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
6:03 pm

5150 – You said Georgia might get a shot at Houston in the Bowl game? I assume you meant Sugar Bowl. If Georgia wins, yes, if LSU drops to #2. If Georgia loses, maybe. It depends on how many BCS slots the SEC gets, but I can’t see them not taking the SEC champion if Georgia wins. CBS was going with projections on Saturday night that Michigan would play Houston in the Sugar Bowl. At any rate, South Carolina will probably be ranked higher with a 10-2 record vs. Georgia’s 10-3 record, and they would get the next highest bowl.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
6:06 pm

Delbert D
Are you thinking out back mich st or Ohio st?

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
6:07 pm

48 Yes I think I will watch the Bball game.

Delbert I thought the Sugar HAD to take a SEC team.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
6:09 pm

ESPN: “Ohio State unveils Meyer as coach.” That sounds creepy.

Tide is a rollin

November 29th, 2011
6:10 pm

Murray needs to get in touch with Spurrier and thank him for not pulling Garcia when USCe played Auburn. That’s what cost USCe that contest and got the Dawgs to ATL.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
6:12 pm

Tide is a trolling
Is the back door still open to the NC game?

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
6:13 pm

Enter your comments here

murray v. the staph infection

November 29th, 2011
6:15 pm

hmm…notice what happens when you WORRY ABOUT LEADING YOUR FOOTBALL TEAM instead of….

bench pressing kegs

having dinner with NFL QBs that you don’t listen to (Staubach, Aikman, All three of the Mannings – who said ’stay in school, son.’)

or looking up your draft status.

i don’t care if aaron murray throws 60 interceptions on saturday night…he has already eclipsed everything that stafford ever did… and how is that, you might ask?

by leading us to an SEC championship game appearance….only trip we made to atlanta with staph was courtesy of chick fil a……

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
6:16 pm

5150 – It’s in the fine print. I think you are right. The rules allow 2 teams from 1 conference meeting in the BCS CG. The champions from 6 BCS conferences get 6 of the remaining slots. So, Georgia gets in if they win. My read is that if LSU wins the SEC CG and remains #1, the Sugar Bowl gets 2 at large slots.

Tide is a rollin

November 29th, 2011
6:18 pm

Dawg48….. you better believe it is. Yall played two quality teams this season and we see how that worked out for yall.

Old Coot

November 29th, 2011
6:19 pm

@5150 UOAD

The Sugar Bowl won’t get an SEC team if Bama and LSU play for the NC, unless Georgia defeats LSU and wins the SEC Championship. That would create 3 Automatic Qualifiers from the SEC, assuming that Bama and LSU remained at 1 & 2 even after the Georgia loss.

Hmmmmm

November 29th, 2011
6:19 pm

The sUGAr Bowl takes the SEC champ winner. If it is LSU and they are picked to go to the BCS champ game, then the sUGAr gets to oick two at large bids, like Michigan and Houston.

If UGA wins, then the sUGAr gets UGA and the last at large pick., probably Houston.

In no scenario can uSC or Arky get a BCS bid.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
6:19 pm

Delbert D
The only way 3 teams from one confrense can go to bcs games is if two are ranked 1&2 and play for NC and the third team win the confrense championship.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
6:20 pm

48…………the backdoor to the MNCC might not be open for Tide rolling, but the backdoor to his sister’s house is Always open. LOL

Cause

November 29th, 2011
6:22 pm

5150 are you a homo

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
6:23 pm

5150
I here his back door is always open to!

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
6:23 pm

I will just wait until after this weekend to worry about BOWL GAMES. The BCS talk has changed the last 3 weeks so I will just wait on all the bowl talk. LOL

Old Coot

November 29th, 2011
6:24 pm

It could happen. LSU and Alabama are so far ahead in points that it would be difficult for anything left in this season to knock them down below the #2 spot. I don’t see Georgia winning though. Looks like no Sugar for the SEC this year.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
6:27 pm

Dawg48 – The BCS at-large spots are politics, and the conference tie-ins below that even moreso. The Sugar Bowl gets 1st pick because any bowl that loses a team to the BCS CG gets it, except the Rose Bowl. The Rose Bowl policy is that if the PAC-12 champion is in the BCS CG, The PAC-12 spot goes to a top 14 ranked non-BCS team. Last year it was TCU. That is the best I can figger it out.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
6:28 pm

It’s complicated

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
6:31 pm

It’s complicated? Like Marriage? Just when you think you know the rules She/BCS changes them.

Paul in NH

November 29th, 2011
6:31 pm

Aaron Murray has played excellently for UGA in 2011 – he has been so good that I haven’t heard Christian LeMay’s name in weeks. LeMay needs to hope Murray goes pro after 2012, otherwise he will be playing DJ Shockley to Murray’s David Greene.

Ebenezer Scrooge

November 29th, 2011
6:32 pm

LSU 35, Dawgturds 6

Keep swilling the Kool-Aid, you dummies. And watch for LSU to hand Murray his head on a plate.

JBeasy

November 29th, 2011
6:32 pm

UGA lost to the best two teams they played this year.

Signature victory- An unranked Georgia Tech?

Weak schedule. And a bunch of hype from AJC and delusional Dawg fans.

Get ready to get that butt whopped on Saturday.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
6:35 pm

Just saw on dawns 247
Kirby smart top pick for old miss
And Nick saban top pick for Jacksonville jaguars……

Dr. Morpheus

November 29th, 2011
6:36 pm

It’s good to see the Bulldog Faithful (well, the somewhat faithful) getting pumped again and starting to believe in our team. We know our D can keep us in the game. The question I’m having is, can we move the ball and score on the deep and fast LSU D? Offensive game plan, play-calling, and, of course, execution, can we do it? Do we have to have a turnover or a big return or can we do it the old fashioned way on offense? Can we drive on them or bust some big plays? It’s encouraging to see we’re not intimidated. Do we dare to believe?

Old Coot

November 29th, 2011
6:36 pm

Projections:

BCSCG – Alabama vs. LSU
Sugar – Michigan vs. Houston
Rose – Wisconsin vs. Oregon
Fiesta – OSU vs. Stanford
Orange – Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia

Georgia gets Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl.
Tech gets Utah in the Sun Bowl.

artful codger

November 29th, 2011
6:36 pm

Murray will get his NFL shot, but won’t leave early…only the physical prototypes get that opp. He is at UGA for two more.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
6:38 pm

Old Coot

November 29th, 2011
6:38 pm

@Dr. Morpheus

Georgia has maintained a tie game so far. Looks good for the next few days. ;-)

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
6:39 pm

What kind of Pass Protection do you think CROWELL will provide Murray? If Crowell does play I don’t think you will see much passing with Crowell in the backfield unless Figgins is there too.

1962 DAWG

November 29th, 2011
6:39 pm

Tide is a rollin.
Alabama only played 2 quality opponents this season, Arky and LSU,
Lost one of those. Now Nick Saban on tv crying like a baby, whinning, afraid sombody’s gonna expose Bama’s weak ass schedule this season.
Nations leading Heisman canidate can’t even cross the goal line against LSU. Hell Arky crossed it twice.
Missed 4 fieldgoals against LSU? Alabama had their shot and failed.
Saban can cry and whine all he wants.

Old Coot

November 29th, 2011
6:46 pm

They say that Nick Saban’s tears can cure cancer, but nobody has yet tested the theory, since Nick Saban does not cry.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
6:48 pm

It might get interesting if Oklahoma beats Oklahoma ST. and if Southern Miss beats Houston in the C-USA CG.

ARdawg

November 29th, 2011
6:50 pm

Delbert

The Sugar bowl if losing the SEC champ will still be compelled to take the best record SEC team. If UGA loses the SEC champ game that will leave either AR or Carolina to Sugar and UGA to the Cap1 bowl. Sugar committee choice. They’ll likely go with AR again, they’re close and travel well. The pecking order is Sugar, Cap1. Outback and Cotton. Cotton can opt away from SEC if they so choose with the 1&2 playing in the BCSCG

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
6:52 pm

Od Coot – Arizona St. was the popular pick for the Sun Bowl, but they lost again and Erickson got fired.

VaBeachDawg

November 29th, 2011
6:57 pm

Here’s the way the bowl situation shakes out. Top 2 in NC game. If LSU wins, assume that LSU and Bama are in NC. Georgia wouldn’t go to a BCS bowl. Arky probably goes to Capital One. Ga drops to Outback or Cotton. Because the Sugar Bowl lost its host team (SEC champ) to the NC game, Sugar gets first pick of at large bids to replace “host” team. Assume Sugar would pick 10-2 Michigan team who travels well. Next pick goes to Fiesta (for at large, probably Stanford) then Sugar (probably Houston) then Orange (stuck with Cincinnati). Now, if Georgia wins SEC game, things get interesting. Georgia goes to Sugar, probably plays Houston because Sugar would have to pick between Houston and Cincinnati. BUT, the likelihood is that BCS voters would NOT put LSU and Bama, both one loss teams and not conference champs, in the title game. LSU would get the nod bc they beat Bama. NC game probably would be LSU vs. Ok. State (assuming they beat Ok). In that case, Bama can’t be in a BCS bowl because the SEC already has two teams (LSU and Ga). Result? If Georgia beats LSU, Bama may well drop to the Capital One Bowl!!! Mickey Mouse, meet Nick Saban.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
6:58 pm

ARdawg – Some of those contracts specify “best record or highest ranked team.” Either way, I can’t see S. Carolina jumping Arkansas either way.

VaBeachDawg

November 29th, 2011
7:01 pm

ARdawg: Sugar Bowl is not compelled to take the best record SEC team if they lose the SEC champ. They can pick an at large replacement team. In fact, if LSU and Bama are in NC and Georgia loses SEC championship game, the Sugar Bowl would have to pick a non-SEC team. The only way you can have more than two from a conference in BCS bowls is if two teams OTHER THAN the conference champion are playing in the National Championship game.

Destin Dawg

November 29th, 2011
7:02 pm

I predicted ” DOME TO DOME ” back in Aug… now I predict UGA SEC Champs 2011…. go Dawgs.. beat LSU !!

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
7:02 pm

here is who the bowl will workout.
Most will lose money.
There are too many that are crap.
They play too long after New Year’s Day
They play too many in the middle of the week.
WHO REALLY CARES about most of the games if your team isn’t in the game.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
7:04 pm

yes we will watch most of these game because it will be the last of college football games for 7 months. So even the crappy games we will watch some of, but don’t really care who wins.

Idiot Dawg

November 29th, 2011
7:04 pm

VaBeachDawg, I hope we win just cause I’m sick of those crybaby balaama fans. They had their shot and lost. ‘Next”! And Ok. St would be alright with me. I’d like to see SEC spill some other conf. blood on the field.

ARdawg

November 29th, 2011
7:04 pm

Delbert
Agreed. SC won’t jump AR at this point anyway but, Sugar Bowl Loves AR. When Sugar doesn’t get the SEC Champ, they have options although it is not wise for the Sugar to turn it’s back on the SEC at anytime. Michigan/Houston or other at large is not an option Sugar would pursue

ARdawg

November 29th, 2011
7:06 pm

VABeach

LOL…see my last post

bobby

November 29th, 2011
7:07 pm

ATLANTAINSIGHT MURRAY WILL BE HERE FOR 2 MORE YEARS, ATLANTAINSIGHT MURRAY IS A GOOD QUARTERBACK BUT THIS YEAR AGAINST SOUTH CARLIONA, OLE MISS, MISS STATE, KENTUCKY, FLORIDA, AND TENNESSEE MURRAY WAS AVERAGE AND ALSO I DON’T THINK THE NFL SCOUTS WILL BE PROJECTING HIM AS A FIRST ROUND PICK AFTER HIS JUNIOR SEASON. MURRAY HAS ALL THE ABILITY AS FAR AS ARM STRENGTH, AND MOBILITY BUT HE’S ONLY ABOUT 5-11 OR 5-11 1/2 HE’S GOT A GOOD CHANCE OF PLAYING IN THE PROS BECAUSE OF GUYS LIKE DREW BREES WHO MURRAY IN MY OPINION HAS MORE NATURAL TALENT THAN AND A STRONGER ARM THAN JEFF GARICA BECAUSE BREES IS 6 FEET AND GARICA WAS NO MORE THAN 5-11.

bulldawgs

November 29th, 2011
7:08 pm

Zach Mettenberger was kicked off the UGA football team for messing with one of the cheerleader. richt did the right thing by kicking him off the team

VaBeachDawg

November 29th, 2011
7:09 pm

ARdawg: I agree that Sugar Bowl would take AR if they could but the rules won’t let them if LSU and Bama are in the NC. That’s why they end up picking Michigan and then on their second pick get stuck with Houston (Houston gets an auto bid if they stay ranked where they are).

GTBob

November 29th, 2011
7:10 pm

In other words, after getting pummeled by Boise Murray looked at the rest of the schedule and realized there was nearly no chance that UGA wouldn’t make the title game.

born and bred bulldog red

November 29th, 2011
7:10 pm

All the Mark Richt haters and Bobo haters need to get a life. STOP with the same ole tune. Go cheer on your daughters soccer team or something. Mark Richt ALWAYS has a top 10 recruiting class EVERY year and he hit a rough patch the last two years. There are WAAYYYYYYYYY more reasons for him to stay than for him to go. It’s no wonder why people think UGA are fair weathered fans…there are some real punks out here claiming to be a UGA fans, but never miss an opportunity to bash UGA if something goes wrong. Richt is a proven winner and that isn’t going to change anytime soon so find a new hobby haters.

born and bred bulldog red

November 29th, 2011
7:12 pm

@bulldawgs…And Les Miles took him. That and the Jefferson scandal this year are perfect examples of how LSU has no class.

ARdawg

November 29th, 2011
7:14 pm

VABeach
The BCS rules have a stipulation that if #1 and 2 come from the same conference #3 of that conference can qualify for BCS

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
7:15 pm

Bulldawgs……………No Mettenbuger didn’t. He was at a bar near Statesboro and she was a waitress. You don’t know much about the Dawgs for a fan.

ARdawg

November 29th, 2011
7:15 pm

“can” being the buzzword there

ARdawg

November 29th, 2011
7:17 pm

5150
“Bulldawgs……………No Mettenbuger didn’t. He was at a bar near Statesboro and she was a waitress. You don’t know much about the Dawgs for a fan.”

It was a bar in Remerton at Valdosta, she was a patron, not a waitress and Metz was way out of line

Sonny B. Layne

November 29th, 2011
7:18 pm

I had rather be playing Sat. than sitting at home. Win or lose, it is better than not getting there.

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL916/480237/17453568/399744958.jpg

born and bred bulldog red

November 29th, 2011
7:18 pm

AND LES MILES TOOK HIM ONTO THE TEAM

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
7:19 pm

Who has been hired other than Meyer and Davie? I wonder if Davie is kicking himself for jumping on New Mexico too soon.

Now, who are the prospects for Penn St., Arizona St., Illinois, Kansas and others yet to pull the plug?

Chris Peterson ? (some schools have their fingers crossed, big time)
Gary Patterson x (just got promoted to Big 12)
Mark Mangino x (should be wearing an ankle bracelet somewhere)
Dennis Erickson ? (aging, and does anybody remember his Miami days?)
Butch Davis ? (does anybody remember *his* Miami days?
Turner Gill ? (maybe back to the MAC or C-USA or …)
Ron Zook ? (”He’s a great recruiter”)

slydog

November 29th, 2011
7:20 pm

Murray foresaw a title game berth because the Bulldogs were suppose to be there. It’s common sense they were more talented than anyone in the SEC East, at least this year. CMR has been there 11 seasons. It should be expected. The problem is earning it.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
7:20 pm

Bout to start pulling for northwestern to smack down the jackets!

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
7:20 pm

AR i thought they said she was a waitress and he was hitting on her most of the night. I knew it was a small town near a college. I assumed Ga Southern and Stateboro. Who the hell goes to party in Valdosta? LOL

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
7:22 pm

48 bite me.
It is on ESPNU & I don’t get it. I might just listen on the radio.

ARdawg

November 29th, 2011
7:22 pm

Delbert

I heard today talks with Dan Mullen and Penn St are hot, heavy and progressing nicely

slydog

November 29th, 2011
7:23 pm

I bet Rich Rodriguez and Davie feel really stupid now. But they can still resign and open the process back up again. They are sleeze balls anyway and unlike the players, they can quit and pick another job at will. R. Rodriguez would have been perfect for UCLA OR Arizona State or North Carolina. Bob Davie for North Carolina actually because he fits that straight-laced atmosphere they want.

slydog

November 29th, 2011
7:24 pm

Why the heck are we talking about Mettenberger? He plays next year, maybe!!!

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
7:24 pm

It’s 10 to 4 nw

ARdawg

November 29th, 2011
7:25 pm

5150

Remerton is a small town completely engulfed by Valdosta. The word from some present was that he totally embarrassed the girl accosting her, everyone saw it, other patrons called the law

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
7:26 pm

Wow and I thought the seats are always empty at grant……
5150 glad your not watching….

Buckhead Bulldog

November 29th, 2011
7:26 pm

5150 UOAD – so did you get any confirmation on Larry being married/divorced?

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
7:26 pm

I think somebody is getting Mettenberger confused with Roethlisberger, and that was near Milledgeville.

jack bull

November 29th, 2011
7:27 pm

just a few years ago, N Saban was saying you should have to win your conference to play in the National Championship game, now he’s saying, “well, it should be the two best teams”….

Who’s worse, Saban or Urban Crier?

ARdawg

November 29th, 2011
7:28 pm

jack bull

Saban and Meyer both look quite creepy and lyin bastids right now, don’t they?

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
7:28 pm

@slydog “Why the heck are we talking about Mettenberger?”

Musberger has already announced him as the starter. Now they gotta do it.

LakeDawg

November 29th, 2011
7:30 pm

I’ve got a sneaking suspicion about this game…GO DAWGS!

OkieDawg

November 29th, 2011
7:30 pm

ARdawg has the correct scoop on Met. It was at a bar in Remerton, a small town near Valdosta.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
7:31 pm

AR dawg
I saw on dawgs247
Saban is the top candidate for Jacksonville HC job.

jack bull

November 29th, 2011
7:31 pm

the Dawgs are only as good as Murray is. Go back and watch the games, when he struggles, we struggle. When he plays good, we look like we can play with anybody.

The Nature Boy

November 29th, 2011
7:31 pm

@ Dilbert..Rothlesbuger was rough on a college girl 8yrs his junior at a M,ville bar…..Mettenburger tried to feel up a girl at Valdosta bar….and I failed spelling

VaBeachDawg

November 29th, 2011
7:32 pm

ARdawg: Beg to differ. The ONLY way three teams from the SEC can make the BCS bowls is if two non-champion teams from the SEC are ranked 1 and 2 in the country. If that happens this year, it means Georgia would have won the SECCG and therefore gets the automatic bid to the Sugar Bowl. Here’s the rule: “No more than two teams from a conference may be selected, regardless of whether they are automatic qualifiers or at-large selections, unless two non-champions from the same conference are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the final BCS Standings.” Therefore, there’s no way Arkansas is going to a BCS bowl this year.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
7:32 pm

Dawg48 – I thought you were saying Northwestern vs. Ga. Tech in the Sun Bowl. That would be a good matchup, but I couldn’t figure out how they’d get 2 safeties.

WestOfAthens

November 29th, 2011
7:35 pm

Very good position for UGA, 10 straight wins, Opportunity to play for the SEC crown, have played well throughout tailback questions

Need balance Saturday, with all the good Murray has done, LSU still has some damn good corners/safties

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
7:36 pm

Delbert
Lol
I was picking at 5150

CDawg

November 29th, 2011
7:37 pm

Hey Preston, get a life dude.

Although, I do agree with you that CMR is much more involved in the offense this year. He had to be since we went from a predominantly I-formation team to a mostly single back attack in the offseason.

However, I think moving Bobo back to the booth has gotten way too little mention this year. I have been saying for the last 2 1/2 years that having your 3 most highly paid coaches on the field, and none in the booth, is not a good strategy.

I would also concede that moving away from the I-formation in a game (Boise) in which you outweigh your opponent’s line of scrimage by about a ton probably wasn’t the best game to break out the new strategy in full.

But, whoever is calling the plays (and my guess is it’s Bobo with Richt having a veto) has done an excellent job since the Boise game.

ARdawg

November 29th, 2011
7:37 pm

VABeach

I have a different understanding. I guess we can agree to disagree. I understand that neither LSU or Bama will get removed from #1-#2 of the BCS. It doesn’t matter who the # 3 in the BCS or the conference is. This was done so the Bowls could honor their conference alliance

jack bull

November 29th, 2011
7:38 pm

Paul Johnson to Ole Miss, and Mike Bobo to Miss St?? and no, i’m not running Bobo off, i think he’s a good coach myself…

VaBeachDawg

November 29th, 2011
7:40 pm

ARdawg: fair enough. Hopefully the Dawgs take care of business and we can watch it play out.

ARdawg

November 29th, 2011
7:41 pm

VABeach

If UGA wins the SECCG they are in the BCS Sugar bowl regardless. Lsu and Bama still end up 1&2. If UGA loses, the Sugar Bowl has options one of them is taking the best record SEC team which would be either AR or SC. Likely they take (their choice) AR the highest ranked

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
7:42 pm

Buckhead he was married and has a son.
Larry never really talked about his family and he spent most of his time around men’s sports.
I did get a rise out of you though didn’t I?
I still say they put his ashed with the Cement Uga on game days.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
7:43 pm

ARDawg – Honor? The BCS? Bag men for the mob have more honor.

ARdawg

November 29th, 2011
7:43 pm

VABeach

If I have my druthers UGA is the SEC champ and plays in the Sugar hopefully against a good qualifier other than Houston. Thats like a prom date with your sister

ARdawg

November 29th, 2011
7:44 pm

Delbert

True, there is more honor from the Columbian cartels

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
7:45 pm

Looks like UGA will be beating tech at basketball to this year!

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
7:45 pm

jack bull – Right. You left out Grantham to Ga. Tech.

Texas Bull Dawg

November 29th, 2011
7:45 pm

Two weeks ago Andre Ware (watching on ESPN 3) stated that Murray reminded him of Drew Brees whom everyone said was to short too. What ever happens I am very happy and want to know where all the fire CMR people are. I guess all the rats that jumped ship are now the ones are saying we knew all along everything was going to be be okay.

Thanks to all the dawgs

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
7:47 pm

jack bull you are going to have to PRY Bobo’s cold dead hands off the UGA locker room. He is close to qualifying for a state pension. He has been working at UGa for 13 years. he would have to be fired to leave UGa, but it would be nice to see if nybody is ever going to want Bobo as a HC. I don’t see it yet.

HammerDawg

November 29th, 2011
7:49 pm

Totally agree…the Dawgs go as the O Line goes..If Jones & Co. give Murray a chance he will burn the Tigers

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
7:50 pm

N’western 36
GT 26

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
7:50 pm

Somebody speculated earlier about Junes Jones leaving SMU. He got a 2-year extension to his 3-year contract last year. Plus, he has Eddie Printz committed for 2012.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
7:51 pm

48 now I know you have been in Crowell’s stash.

icedawg

November 29th, 2011
7:51 pm

Woof! Woof! Murray’s overall performance has been excellent. Good, solid character. Come on DAWGS! Would love to see them mess up the BCS and ESPN debacle.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
7:52 pm

Dang
Nw 36
Gt 33

LakeDawg

November 29th, 2011
7:53 pm

If LSU wins Saturday, Bama and LSU go to the BCSCG. Then the Sugar Bowl CAN’T take an SEC team. Only way to get three SEC teams in the BCS is for UGA to win and both Bama and LSU go to the BCSCG.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
7:53 pm

5150
Caldwell pope is a beast!

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
7:54 pm

48…….Miller? Didn’t he transfer from UGA? Yes I believe he did.
Damn had a chance for the tie then foul.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
7:56 pm

5150
Did you find it on the radio?
I don’t know about miller you will have to fill me in on that.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
7:57 pm

At least Phillips arena is getting some use……

Brainiac(Dawg for life)(Richt fan for life)

November 29th, 2011
7:59 pm

@Preston: Murray is taller than than Drew Breeze(Super Bowl winning QB).

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
7:59 pm

LakeDawg – That would be the two at-large teams ranked 1 and 2 and the conference champion from the same conference stipulation.

tell me again

November 29th, 2011
8:00 pm

The bottom line is: We are in the SEC CG – we have our shot: There is no guarentee we will win – there is no guarentee we will lose. Either way – we are HERE: AND THE REST OF YOU AIN’T! And that includes you Alabama! And if we win – wow……what will the talking butt heads say then?

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
8:01 pm

48 yes it is on 790 the zone on line.
Yes Miller is the 7′ that left when UGA fired Felton.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
8:02 pm

Brainiac – We won’t know for sure until he’s measured at the combine. If he stays for his senior season he may grow another inch.

tell me again

November 29th, 2011
8:03 pm

ooops………..that would be GUARANTEE…….where’s that spell checker?

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
8:04 pm

Oh
Well he looks good tonight

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
8:06 pm

5150
Do you know how funny that would be if saban jumped ship and went to Jacksonville.

Fulton Kuykendall

November 29th, 2011
8:06 pm

“Murray is a winner at the HS and FBS level but not tall enough for the pros. You don’t see any Doug Flutie’s in the league any more.”…..Preston

I’ve been watching a fellow named Brees (whose listed height & weight are almost identical to young Murray) absolutely light up NFL defenses the past few years, as recently as last night. I believe he may also have a Super Bowl ring unless I’m mistaken.

tell me again

November 29th, 2011
8:07 pm

Murray is a DAWG……………….he’s the kind of kid you want on your team – if we had 100 with his heart and dedication to studying the game we would be invincible – as it is, we have a good group this year…………I know Ealey and King were problems but can you imagine what we could have if they had flown straight and been good Dawgs? And if Sturdivant had not been injured and lost? Hurts to think abou it.

Mark (another one)

November 29th, 2011
8:10 pm

The first two rules of the BCS selection order:

1. The top two teams in the final BCS Standings will be placed in the National Championship Game (”NCG”).

2. Unless they qualify to play in the NCG, the champions of selected conferences are contractually committed to host selected games:

Atlantic Coast Conference-Orange Bowl
Big Ten Conference-Rose Bowl
Big 12 Conference-Fiesta Bowl
Pac-12 Conference-Rose Bowl
Southeastern Conference-Sugar Bowl

So, if LSU loses to UGA but remains in the top 2, they would still play Alabama in the National Championship Game. UGA as the SEC champion would get an automatic berth to the Sugar bowl.

If LSU wins, they would be the SEC champs and would most likely remain number 1 in the BCS poll, meaning a meeting with Alabama in the National Championship Game. The Sugar Bowl would then need to replace LSU with a team based on rule 3 (real long). The gist of that rule is that the replacement team cannot come from the same league as an at large team in the NCG. Since Alabama is in the NCG, the SEC cannot place another team in a BCS bowl.

BTW, the selection procedures are online.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
8:11 pm

A couple of weeks ago there was speculation about Les Miles and the NFL. I think Miles is best where he is now.

BobDawg

November 29th, 2011
8:14 pm

As far as the Bobo comments, puleeze, dude has recruited so many studs to UGA, great QB coach and seems to get us 30+ PTs a game. Plus, he QB’d a great game and beat the Gators one of the few times in th 90’s. I won’t forget that as a DAwg fan

Brainiac(Dawg for life)(Richt fan for life)

November 29th, 2011
8:18 pm

@5150 UOAD: Valdosta is considerably bigger than Statesboro and on I-75 which is the main road into and out of Florida. That may be how Met wound up there and into CMR’s Dawg House.

boots

November 29th, 2011
8:18 pm

You know, it is great to be talking about the Dawgs and whether or not they can win the SEC Championship game. Meanwhile, South Carolina, Florida, Auburn, Arkansas, and (yes) Alabama will be sitting at home decorating their tree and wrapping presents. Me? All I want for Christmas is a SEC Championship banner hanging in Sanford Stadium, and I think we just might pull this off.

Brainiac(Dawg for life)(Richt fan for life)

November 29th, 2011
8:21 pm

@Bobdawg: I agree with you fully but your words are falling on DEs and DAs. Deaf ears and dumb a$$es.

Lakedawg

November 29th, 2011
8:22 pm

Murray will be even better next year, getting rid of those inconsistent streak he can get in for a couple series. Coach Bobo has done an excellent job since Boise game and and that is part of reason Murrray has excelled. He will be here 4 years, so yes LeMay has to sit a couple as will Ramsey when he gets here next year. Competition is good.

Very well get to see Murray and Mettenberger square off next year in title game. Mett might have survived the drunken behavior and groping charge had he lied to CMR about what happened.

Lakedawg

November 29th, 2011
8:25 pm

Meant had he NOT lied about it.

aw

November 29th, 2011
8:26 pm

UGA is still 4th in the SEC WEST until they beat Arkansas. May I remind you, you have beaten 3 teams with a winning record. Ga Tech, Auburn and Coastal Carolina Did I also mention that Ga Tech at 8-4 was the best win. REALLY? National Title Shot?????????????????????????????????

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
8:27 pm

That bcs.org BCS selection procedure should be exhibit B or C on a lawsuit to require an FBS playoff. Exhibits A and B should be financial stuff about the largess of the BCS bowls and the losses incurred by the bowl participants.

Brainiac(Dawg for life)(Richt fan for life)

November 29th, 2011
8:27 pm

@Delbert D: If I know Murray he won’t leave early. Just the type of person he is. I think folks are beginning to see why CMR is so high on Murray.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
8:28 pm

Aw
Who on here mentioned any thing about. A NT this year?
Take your crap else were

JDawg1785

November 29th, 2011
8:30 pm

I got to chat briefly with Murray on his way to the bus after the Tech game. His passion for UGA and the game of football is truly incredible. We’re very lucky to have a quality guy like him leading this team.

Jeff Schultz

November 29th, 2011
8:30 pm

True SEC East Champs — Next time, beat Auburn.

Fulton Kuykendall

November 29th, 2011
8:30 pm

“……………………the Hawaii (houston) of 2011.”
“It’s complicated? Like Marriage? Just when you think you know the rules She/BCS changes them.”
“Who the hell goes to party in Valdosta? LOL”

5150, sometimes you irritate this Dawg fan, and sometimes you really crack me up. Tonight’s one of those nights…:)

Jeff Schultz

November 29th, 2011
8:31 pm

Joey — thanks.

Brucerugby79

November 29th, 2011
8:32 pm

don’t know why you are bitter but you got that right its all about the o-line and we have the biggest in football-now they need to perform really well–and you are right always will be GO DOGS

Jeff Schultz

November 29th, 2011
8:32 pm

Orange11 — Murray vs. Mettenberger will be fun to watch. Should be interesting.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
8:34 pm

I guess the Peach Bowl* was going to take South Carolina whether or not they suffered a blowout in the SEC CG.

*I am not a fan of that sandwich company, and I will never type their name.

Elmer

November 29th, 2011
8:36 pm

I’m a complete pessimist about the game, am not sold that Murray is an elite quarterback but it’s easy to admire him. He really is a football player. The closer the game gets the harder and harder it is not to believe in miracles (but I’m resisting that pull so far … LSU is a total football team). I watched them several times this year and it’s hard to see a way. But if we lose it won’t be for lack of trying or heart I think. Amazing to see all this after the way the team started. Win or lose I think this is a special team.

Robards

November 29th, 2011
8:43 pm

Maybe Murray foresaw that Georgia would lose to the 5th best SEC team the following week, said 5th best team would lose another SEC game, and Georgia would beat the 7 worst teams in the conference. He’s not Nostradamus, Jeff

Brainiac(Dawg for life)(Richt fan for life)

November 29th, 2011
8:43 pm

@GT Bob: Pummeled is not what Boise State did to UGA but is what UGA did to your “cloud of dust” Bunglebees. Still smarts huh?

Bubba

November 29th, 2011
8:49 pm

No self respecting member of the SEC loses to Boise State.
That is the definition of suck.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
8:49 pm

Brainiac(Dawg for life)(Richt fan for life)…………………UGA beat tech by 14. Boise St beat UGA by 14. So how can you say? “Pummeled is not what Boise State did to UGA but is what UGA did to your “cloud of dust” Bunglebees.”

RS Dawg

November 29th, 2011
8:49 pm

Once again, let’s hear it,”IT’S GREAT TO BE A GEORGIA BULLDOG”

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
8:52 pm

Bubba or Louisiana Monroe!

Bubba

November 29th, 2011
8:53 pm

You lost to Boise State. You don’t have any balls.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
8:54 pm

Did I hear COLORADO?

45ACP

November 29th, 2011
8:54 pm

I like CMR’s attitude of late. And I like the Dawgs chances on Saturday. Win or lose the future seems a lot brighter than it did a year ago.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
8:55 pm

Tech scored junk points at the end!

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
8:57 pm

I’ve always wondered sportswriters’ numerical scale for:

Escaped
Snuck by
Edged
Beat
Beat handily
Spanked
Overwhelmed
Pummeled
Blew out
Destroyed
Massacred

Bubba

November 29th, 2011
8:58 pm

You lost to Boise State.

Brainiac(Dawg for life)(Richt fan for life)

November 29th, 2011
9:00 pm

@Destin Dawg: If you predicted back in August the Dawgs to win the SEC East you should have quit while you were ahead. I know anything can happen in a football game but it will take a near-perfect game for UGA to beat LSU. I would love to eat some crow on this.

Bubba

November 29th, 2011
9:00 pm

ESPN and the and SEC thinks your not worthy.

hotdawg

November 29th, 2011
9:01 pm

i am proud of this team i think we have the best two rbs at the top of the depth chart……(malcome and crowell) ……and conley and mitchell are our best recievers and they both were not playing alot early in the year…mike gillard didnt play until the second game who now leads the team in tackles and ogletree only played 3serires up until the fla game..and rambo didnt play until the second game…new team now…..lets get it!!!!!!!!!!

True SEC East Champs

November 29th, 2011
9:01 pm

Fact Check: The top 5 teams in the SEC are LSU, Bama, Arkansas, USC & UGA. Aaron Murray is 0-3 against these teams, losing twice to USC and Arkansas.

He’s 3-3 vs UF, Auburn & Miss State.

In short, his ‘vision’ of being in the SEC Title Game is rather pompous to say the least since he lost to Miss St, UF AND Auburn last year. #Just sayin’

GeauxTiger

November 29th, 2011
9:02 pm

Murray, you inspire me… not this year.

truedawg

November 29th, 2011
9:02 pm

Mr. Schultz,
Answer one question and ask as many others as possible. If so many college (SEC) fans want a playoff system, then why do they not respect the one we have now? The two best teams form east and west play in one game, and then we have our champion. SEC champion! If LSU and Bama is carved in stone already then what good is that game?? If Bama wins this one are they co-champions? If UGA wins the SEC and LSU wins against Bama what does that tell us?? The only people crying more than Bama right now is Steve at USC..Well we had to play ark and they UGA got a Miss school..hummm I guess old age makes you forget that game against Auburn. You play the games and you either get better, or get worse. UGA got better, and they deserve to play in the SEC CG. If they win, and LSU or Bama ends up being the BCS champ, I’ll have my Tee shirts made that say UGA National champs. BCS…Bogus champion Smoke! Go Dawgs!!

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
9:02 pm

Delbert and when those terms are used In Baseball, Basketball, and Football the numerical scale has a HUGE difference.

45ACP

November 29th, 2011
9:03 pm

Delbert, the “hot” new term is “boat raced”.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
9:05 pm

I have heard many UGa fans say in August and September UGa would win the SEC & MNC. I guess there are a lot of Nostradunbass’s out there. LOL

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
9:06 pm

Dawg48 – That was after Georgia’s missed field goal attempt for junk points midway through the 4th Quarter. Tech scored 6 plays later.

Brainiac(Dawg for life)(Richt fan for life)

November 29th, 2011
9:07 pm

@5150 UOAD: You had to be there. UGA had zero scholorshipped RBs in the game. Bunglebees were allowed to score a meanigless TD towards the end. Get Paul Johnson to tell you about it. He had nothing but praise for UGA after the game.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
9:08 pm

45 – From the endings of some boat races I’ve seen on TV shows hosted by Rob Pitts, that’s a good metaphor.

MR.LSU

November 29th, 2011
9:09 pm

Can’t wait for Saturday to get here. LSU!!!!!

45ACP

November 29th, 2011
9:10 pm

The Dawgs boat raced the Jackets, again. Can we move on to current events please…lol…

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
9:12 pm

Brainiac – Well, NC St. scored 21 meaningless points in the 4th quarter to Tech’s meaningful field goal.

THE future in the SEC is NOW

November 29th, 2011
9:13 pm

LSU is losing two QBs and tons of talent after this year, as is Alabama and Arky.
In the SEC East, Florida and SC are the only possible challnges next year and they too are losing tons of talent AND SC’s Lattimore simply will not be ready by September.

UGA is in the driver’s seat for 2012 and possibly 2013. Get ready haters …………….UGA IS BACK> SEE UGA IN THE SEC C G and be jealous.

Goooooooooooooooooooooooooo Dogs.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
9:15 pm

PS: And all that happened with less than 8 minutes left. Everybody knew the game would end up 45-35 though, so nobody was the least bit worried.

GeauxTiger

November 29th, 2011
9:15 pm

UGA played 4 ranked teams. They were 2-2 against them and the 2 they beat aren’t ranked now. They haven’t seen anything like what will be coming at them on Saturday. Duct tape your jock straps on boys… it’s going to get rough.

Hey 5150

November 29th, 2011
9:17 pm

Did APS let out today? You must have all of 13 or 14 years in some ATL PS and still be a Frosh.

UGA whupped GT like I tried to tell you BOY> Murray TORCHED THE GT corners and safeties and the UGA D controlled that wimpy triple option. Just like I predicted. GT is a middel school styled team, led by a guy that cannot land a good gig, so he coaches at GT.

truedawg

November 29th, 2011
9:17 pm

Dawgs vs LSU will be close. I think like CMR, it’ll come down to turn overs and special teams.
I still wanna know how UGA could beat LSU and and they still play Bama…I guess just like 07, the BCS wants LSU in the NC game no matter if they are undefeated or have 8 loses!!
BCS sucks..Go DAWGS!!!

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
9:18 pm

THE future in the SEC is NOW……………..So what you are saying is that the ONLY time UGA can Run the SEC is when all the prohibitive powerhouse teams are on down years. I can believe that. So next year will be UGa’s year and the first time in like 6 years the SEC will not win the MNC. I can believe that too.

Hey Tiger

November 29th, 2011
9:19 pm

We will be ready, so bring it on.

UGA class of 71 & 73

Brainiac(Dawg for life)(Richt fan for life)

November 29th, 2011
9:20 pm

@True SEC East Champs: Why the hell are you bringing up the 2010 SEC season? Are certain teams allowed so many points/credits based on their 2010 record? Murray was named SEC Preseason 1st team QB and will be named SEC 1st team QB shortly. What is your point(s)? Hide and watch Murray over the next two seasons. You may learn something about a class act person and QB. Now, off to bed with you. You need your “Beauty Rest”.

Sam

November 29th, 2011
9:22 pm

Amazing video of a high school senior from Columbia TN who kicks the ball dead straight 75-80 yards in the air. He was successful on 54 of 54 attempts this season….100%. Now he needs a college team. Wants to go to Georgia Tech!

Watch for yourself…it is unreal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_JKwgwFY3g

Hey 5150

November 29th, 2011
9:22 pm

nO CLOWN, IT IS CYCLICAL AND THE SEC takes advantage when UGA IS Down, like we will take advantage when the others are down.

Get real fool. Where did you attend college BOY?

UGA WHUPPED GT and humiliated them for the third time in a row and the 10th time in 11. Sad. Richt owns CPJ and his funky wishbone O.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
9:23 pm

@The Future – AJ McCarron is a soph, and Saban is going to appeal strongly to Trent Richardson and Dont’a Hightower to stay and improve Alabama’s GSR.

2n10

November 29th, 2011
9:24 pm

Hey true sec east champs,congrats on usc bein 10 games over 500 all time.what a tradition,wow!

bubba4dawgs

November 29th, 2011
9:24 pm

LSU may win this game but rest assured they will know they’ve been in a football game. The DAWGS will not be pushed around. Up front, the Dawgs will pound with the pretty good. Remember, they are BIG. My concern is still the O-line. LSU’s coverage may be quite tight for Murray to have very much time to throw but throwing and lots of it will be necessary with little to no running backs. Just don’t count the DAWGS out. LSU will not run all over them and I really don’t think they will cover the spread if they win!! GO DAWGS!!!!

aw

November 29th, 2011
9:25 pm

Sad Dawg48 You gotta love WALK ON FANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Facts

November 29th, 2011
9:25 pm

In the SEC here are the historic powers:

Alabama
UT
LSU
UGA ,very close behind by maybe 1 sec title.

Folks ………………………..UGA is historically about due. Get ready haters. Get ready.

GT ?? John Belk Bowl is calling you with ther FREE NAVY AND GOLD SOCKS.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHA

Orange11

November 29th, 2011
9:27 pm

Jeff, Let me preface this by saying I really hope the dogs win this one, however if this game goes the way I think it will, and depending on Coach Miles mood we just might get a little preview of Mettenberger in the waning moments of this game.

Brainiac(Dawg for life)(Richt fan for life)

November 29th, 2011
9:28 pm

@Bubba: You are the real definition of suck.

Facts about Trent

November 29th, 2011
9:28 pm

Trent R. has a child and he will turn pro the day after Alabama plays their bowl game.
Alabama is just about done and when Nick bolts soon, it will be another 20 years before the next guy comes along.
Alabama is toast.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
9:30 pm

Sam – You are on the wrong blog again. The Georgia coaches might see that.

Jimmy Crack

November 29th, 2011
9:30 pm

My guess is that Aaron swallows the bit during the National Anthem and passes it during halftime enough to pull it out in the end.

FSU fan

November 29th, 2011
9:31 pm

GeauxTiger

November 29th, 2011
9:31 pm

@ The Future – I don’t know where you get your info from. LSU will be losing the 2 QBs but not the tons you refer to. They are young and deep. With Mettenberger at QB LSU is better next year. Kinda scary ain’t it?

Brainiac(Dawg for life)(Richt fan for life)

November 29th, 2011
9:33 pm

@Orange 11: As dumb as Miles is even he wouldn’t waste a year of Mettenberger’s eligibility.

Bobby Hebert

November 29th, 2011
9:35 pm

JAJA gone kick dem over-rated Tigers arse. 34-17

Bad Dawg

November 29th, 2011
9:36 pm

The future is now SEC,
That has got be one of the dumbest posts I have ever read. If anything LSU will be better next year (check their roster it is full of fresh and soph contributing this year). Alabama will not be going anywhere as long as Saban is there. Tenn and Florida should be much improved as they are two of the youngest teams in college football. Yes UGA will improve as well but it will hinge on their new oline gelling. Do not forget S. Car and Ark as well and maybe even Vandy.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
9:37 pm

What makes anybody think Saban will go to the NFL?
He is making enough money and he gets to Draft his own team at Bama. he will not get that in the NFL. I think he learned his lesson in the NFL. He is in a very comfortable position right now. WHY would he leave?

Burma Shave

November 29th, 2011
9:38 pm

LSU will rule the day
Their players are so smart
Dawgs will always lose
Because they have no heart

BURMA SHAVE

GeauxTiger

November 29th, 2011
9:38 pm

Miles is so dumb he’s on the verge of winning his second BCS title. How many does Brainiac Richt have?

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
9:39 pm

At least Les was smart enough to let his starting QB enter the game in the last 3 minutes to get some snaps on Saturday.

Bobby Hebert

November 29th, 2011
9:40 pm

Vandy could kick LSU arse but LSU’s schedule was too weak.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
9:42 pm

Brainiac – “As dumb as Miles is even he wouldn’t waste a year of Mettenberger’s eligibility.” Mettenberger has played in 5 games this year.

Let's see...

November 29th, 2011
9:42 pm

@the future is now in the SEC. you mean the future is maybe challenging for the east again next year and the year after that. you mention that LSU is losing two QBs. Two decent QBs at best is what they are losing. that being said, Mettenberger is 3rd string over there and with UGA he was neck and neck with Murray to start. LSU RELOADS next year. That was supposed to be their year, not this year. All RBs returns all but one DB returns. They stack their staff with bonafide SEC coaches and coach ‘em up over there. There is a vast difference in philosophy between what LSU is doing and what UGA is trying to do. It would behoove UGA to try and duplicate what they do over there. Lock your borders down recruiting wise and get some real coaches up in there. Maybe in a couple of years you can challenge for an SEC ’ship. The country has little respect for the UGA program. You’ll get Houston in the Sugar Bowl. Like they did you when they put you up against Hawaii. Now, good luck Saturday. Hope your boys do good and no one on either side gets hurt.

Dwayne

November 29th, 2011
9:45 pm

it was mettenberger in the library with a hammer

Jeff Schultz

November 29th, 2011
9:46 pm

Truedawg — The system makes no sense. But it is what it is. There is no BCS rule that says only conference champions are eligible, therefore they are completely separate entities. I don’t like it, nobody likes it.

Orange11

November 29th, 2011
9:48 pm

“@ The Future – I don’t know where you get your info from. LSU will be losing the 2 QBs but not the tons you refer to. They are young and deep. With Mettenberger at QB LSU is better next year. Kinda scary ain’t it?”

Yes, it is.

phil

November 29th, 2011
9:48 pm

Football Guy

November 29th, 2011
9:51 pm

B.S. The lame puppies got extremely lucky this year twice by having the EASIEST schedule ever in NCAA history and when Lattimore got injured for the year.

Bobby Hebert

November 29th, 2011
9:56 pm

“The system makes no sense. But it is what it is.” Sounds like the goverment talking at you only SCHULTZ LEFT OUT THE “SO BEND OVER AND TAKE IT” part.

Anybody that follows the math knows the BCS computer is rigged to produce the results the talking heads at the networks want. The media acts like little school girls at Bieber concert when they talk about Alabama and half of them probably have not even watched a game other than the greatest hyped boring bowl of all time being LSU/Alabama.

5150 UOSD The Richard Head

November 29th, 2011
9:57 pm

I’m such a tek loser. I have no life. Hech, I even believe I’m gay.

5150 UOAD The Richard Head

November 29th, 2011
10:00 pm

I’m so frustrated over my gayness that I even messed up my name.

Just curious

November 29th, 2011
10:00 pm

Really hope UGA wins the SEC Championship, if only to hush the Auburn diehards and the AJC sports writers. If they don’t, we really need to be thrilled that UGA showed the AJC sports writers just how good UGA can be. You AJC writers are just biased against UGA, no matter how nice you are trying to be now.

Just curious

November 29th, 2011
10:01 pm

Oh, don’t you just love the BCS rankings where UGA dropped after handily whipping another BCS team?? Go figure…

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
10:03 pm

Just Curious………….I guess you need thicker skin. The AJC writers are a lot nicer than the NY, Philly, and Chicago Sports writers. Get over it. You don’t like what they say then don’t read it.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
10:04 pm

Why do they rig it such that the top 10 teams in terms of schedule strength are all 10 members of the Big 12?

Pitbull

November 29th, 2011
10:05 pm

Ok, I’m eating my words too! But don’t forget. Our schedule was very easy. Also Bobo is calling better plays after Richt got on his ass at Tenn. for being to conservative in the second half! If we had not put the pressure on Richt about Wee Willy, we would still be losing or Richt would have been fired by now. Being a nice guy is his Achilles heel!

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
10:07 pm

The Big 12’s 10 members played 9 conference games, and a total of 6 FCS teams among the 10.

Dr. Phil

November 29th, 2011
10:07 pm

Murray is certainly the best in the SEC this year.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
10:09 pm

The BEST WHAT dr. phil?

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
10:09 pm

That is, 6 FCS games among the 10 teams. 4 teams played only BCS teams.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
10:10 pm

Delbert Bama, UGA, and Tech didn’t play only BCS teams.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
10:12 pm

The best QB!

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
10:14 pm

48 not sure that is true but since Dr. Phil thinks so it must be. LOL

Drewski

November 29th, 2011
10:15 pm

DAWGS on top. Win out for MUNSON.

UGA Rebuild

November 29th, 2011
10:16 pm

Duh!!!! SEC East the weakest in years. Anytime USC comes into the picture you know it’s a down year. Murray trying to duplicate Tebow’s call with UF when they lost to TN but went on to win the National Championship. Sorry Murray, you have Iittle chance of winning the SEC and ZERO chance of winning any NC. UGA is the biggest joke in D-1 football.

Bad Dawg

November 29th, 2011
10:16 pm

Interesting fact here: in five seasons when Mark Richt played a quarterback starting for the first time, Georgia went 41-23 (.640), with one 10-win season. That would have been senior D.J. Shockley, who played regularly in previous years behind David Greene, leading the Dawgs to a 10-3 record and the SEC title. In the six seasons in which Richt has had a returning starter at quarterback, the Dawgs are 65-13 (.833) with one SEC title and four SEC East championships.
Any thoughts ?

Drewski

November 29th, 2011
10:18 pm

Tebow lost to the Ole Miss Rebels that year, not the Vols. You’re a bigger joke…

TRUEDAWG

November 29th, 2011
10:19 pm

My only regret to this yrs. season is the Boise game. I would love to see a BCS (Sugar Bowl) rematch of that one (Now)! As for True SEC East Champs we gave USC a head start LOL and they couldn’t get the job done! I do BELIEVE that the DAWGS can and WILL win this weekend!!!GOOOOOO DAWG!!!! CAN’T WAIT ‘TIL NEXT SEASON!

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
10:19 pm

Uga rebuild
Do you mind posting your team before you comment please!
It’s only fair.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
10:21 pm

Yeah, I muddled that up. 4 Big 12 teams played only FBS out-of-conference games. The other 6 teams played 1 FCS OOC game each.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
10:23 pm

48………..Why does it matter what team another poster cheers for? It they are making salient points who they are a fan of makes no difference.

UGA Rebuild

November 29th, 2011
10:23 pm

Bobby Hebert: Alabama/LSU most hyped boring bowl ever? I guess you can’t appreciate talent. That game was watched by more people than all the UGA games this season combined and I’ll bet you the rematch draws 5x more. Keep pimping your mediocre UGA teams while an SEC team claims another National Championship.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
10:24 pm

Just read today’s practice reports….
Tyson still is not practicing today don’t look likes he will play Saturday.
Let’s all give #50 from GT a big thank you for that!

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
10:27 pm

#50 is jay Finch

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
10:27 pm

Cause most troll

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
10:27 pm

@Bad Dawg – “Any thoughts ?”

Don’t ever start a season with a QB who doesn’t have at least 1 start in the previous season?

UGA Rebuild

November 29th, 2011
10:28 pm

Drewski- and your last National Championship was………1980 (including your last appearance in a title game). Even GT has you beat there. Sir, you are the joke.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
10:29 pm

Lol
Thanks jay finch!

Bad Dawg

November 29th, 2011
10:32 pm

There you go Delbert. I do not think UGA will have that problem until about 2017. They have amassed some nice quarterbacks over the years save Joe Cox. Now they need to get some big uglies to protect them and a nice RB to hand it off too.

davidinloganville

November 29th, 2011
10:35 pm

Let’s see…

November 29th, 2011
9:42 pm

for starters if Bama and LSU are in the BCS Championship game Georgia can only go to the Sugarbowl if they win the SECCG, of course they would have to beat LSU to do that so you are wrong on that point, second it’s easy to “close the borders” on your state if you live in Louisiana where there are no football powers to compete with for players. Georgia has to compete with Auburn, Clemson, USC, Florida, Tenn, Fla St, Alabama (but not tech) for the elite players in this state.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
10:35 pm

What did Finch do?

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
10:36 pm

He was the guy that chop blocked Tyson.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
10:39 pm

I don’t think so. Neither does Mark Richt, but he said he didn’t see the play.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
10:40 pm

Did you see the play?

OkieDawg

November 29th, 2011
10:40 pm

Delbert, on the first play of the game (the end around pass), the GT center, #50 Finch, blocked Tyson from the blindside at about knee level. Tyson stayed in for one play but could not continue because of the hit. He has an ankle injury as a result and missed the final regular season game of his senior year and will now miss the last opportunity to play in a SECCG. #50 is a punk.

Dawg48

November 29th, 2011
10:41 pm

DD
#50 is finch

OkieDawg

November 29th, 2011
10:42 pm

There was no penalty called on the play that hurt Tyson. The chop block penalty came on the 2nd play of the game when #77 Uzzi blocked UGA’s Jenkins while he was already engaged by a block from #50 Finch. Tyson did come out on that play but he was not blocked.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
10:47 pm

“Richt also said he didn’t know if Tyson was the player who was chop-blocked on the play that he got hurt. ”

From the Macon Telegraph.

Old Blind Dawg

November 29th, 2011
10:52 pm

Everyone that questions the UGA schedule vs LSU needs to follow this and READ.

http://www.dawgsports.com/2011/11/29/2599114/lsu-tigers-georgia-bulldogs-sec-championship-game

Dr. Morpheus

November 29th, 2011
10:54 pm

Why would the Jaguars want a college coach who bombed out totally in the Not For Long? And why would Saban want to go back to a job where his players outrank him? At Bama, Saban outranks God. And doesn’t he already have plenty of money?

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
11:07 pm

What Finch did was a Cut Block, which is legal in the free blocking zone. That zone 4 yards to each side of the ball on the line of scrimmage and 3 feet in ahead and behind. Blocking below the waist, blocking from behind and clipping are allowed in the Free Blocking Zone. They cannot be continued by contact out of the zone and they are allowed only while the ball is in the zone.

A Chop Block is a delayed block at or below the knees of an opponent who is in contact with a teammate of the player who is delivering the delayed low block in the free blocking zone.

Watch the blocks that running backs very often use in pass protection, diving below the knees Those are cut blocks. Defensive players often use the technique to take out blockers.

The Falcons made a living using the zone blocking scheme designed by Alex Gibbs for 3 years in the Warrick Dunn days. When Gibbs installed the cut blocking system at Denver, the Broncos won the Super Bowl and Terrell Davis rushed for over 2,00 yards and was named Super Bowl MVP.

kerryb

November 29th, 2011
11:10 pm

The NCAA needs to ban cut blocking before some college kid gets hurt bad.

UGA Rebuild

November 29th, 2011
11:11 pm

Aaron Murray could possibly make the NFL supplemental draft. That’s sums up his talent level and the extent anyone should listen to what he says. I’m surprised you UGA fans aren’t tired of the mediocre results given the level of talent and what you pay the coaching staff. SEC teams who have won a NC since 1980: TN, FL(multiple), Auburn, ALA, and LSU(multiple). The great ripoff continues!

chazzo

November 29th, 2011
11:12 pm

Flipping through the stats of LSU season, one can quickly discern a couple of things. 1) Teams that play LSU are heavily penalized (so is LSU). 2) Teams that play LSU turn the ball over a lot (granted most likely caused by LSU). 3) Teams (including UT) have put a fair amount of yardage up against the Tigers, but they don’t score a lot of points. That says to me that LSU is tough in the red zone.

It sounds like UGA will field its whole team.

For UGA to win, 1) everyone has to play lights out, fundamentally sound football. 2) NO PERSONAL FOULS. LSU will unceasingly mess with the Dawgs. The Dawgs have to be cool and get revenge during the next play by palying well. 3) Walsh has to put it between the uprights (or Bogotay). 3) I think Murray is a winner. I back that guy 100%. He has to maintain his composure, though. He can’t let himself get rattled and try to force things to happen.

If I were forced at gun point to put money on the game, I would bet that UGA beats the spread. (I never bet against my team!). I don’t think, however, that an LSU victory is a foregone conclusion.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
11:12 pm

Delbert great info and reasonable points. You know that you are trying to convince Dawg fans right? You wasted your time and effort, but i really liked your post.

kerryb

November 29th, 2011
11:13 pm

UGA Rebuild, I don’t remember anyone asking for your stupid opinion.

kerryb

November 29th, 2011
11:13 pm

They should still ban cut blocking.

kerryb

November 29th, 2011
11:14 pm

Cutting, chopping makes no difference. Any block around the knee area should be banned.

RealDawg

November 29th, 2011
11:15 pm

A bit of a stretch Old Blind Dawg but point taken. The big question is why is Arkansas still ranked so high? They just got creamed last week and also abused in their other loss to Bama. Their strength of schedule is just a bit tougher than UGA’s with slightly better offensive stats and a much weaker defense. Plus, they barely beat Vandy (like us), Ole Miss (not like us), and A&M. It matters because of the the bowl selection process. I wonder when we beat LSU will we still be the seventh best two loss team?

Let's see...

November 29th, 2011
11:16 pm

@ Davidinloganville. I wish the BCS would make sense and do as it’s “supposed” to go but it’s about $$ with the NCAA and greedy college presidents and it comes down to who travels well. Dawg fans will go wherever and whenever. I can’t see Arky in the Sugar again and I know you guys really don’t want to come back to the Dome again. So, represent well my friend. Yes, you can shut down your borders. How come every year the top RBs leave the state? I don’t want to hear about Crowell. You all have buyers remorse with him, I understand, leave the 3A RBs alone. But you shouldn’t be taking LBers and making them last minute RBs. That’s not top tier stuff. The top OL should not be leaving the state either. Who’s under center if Murray goes down? Get my point? Like I said good luck Saturday and may the best team win.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
11:16 pm

kerryb – It has been a controversy for some time, but it is still legal. Note that is is legal for defensive players to use the techniques in the blocking zone, with the same stipulations about where the ball is. In the LSU-Alabama game I saw the RG and RT dive to the shins of the defenders at the snap, dropping them in place.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
11:16 pm

kerryb they need to get rid of Helmets too. If Players didn’t have helmets they wouldn’t do stupid things leading with their heads; therefore, causing serious head injuries. Kickoffs & Punts are the most dangerous plays. I guess we should stop those too. Just start at the 20 after a score. The Punt returner just gets to fair catch the punts. Yes that is what we need to do to make a VIOLENT game safe. Just play Flag football NO CONTACT at all.

kerryb

November 29th, 2011
11:18 pm

It may be legal now but it should be banned. It’s one thing for it to happen in the NFL where grown men are getting paid a ton of money to take the risk but in college you are talking about college students not professional athletes.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
11:20 pm

kerryb – The rules being changed to prohibit cut blocking will alter the passing game greatly. 200 lb tailbacks standing in place won’t have much of a chance in pass blocking 300+ lb defensive linemen.

kerryb

November 29th, 2011
11:21 pm

UOAD, you defend it because you would have no offense without it. Your argument makes no sense. Helmets are a necessary part of the game to protect from head injuries where cut blocking is NOT a necessary part of the game and has the potential to seriously hurt kids.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
11:22 pm

kerryb – It is also taught at all levels of football, and legal in all levels.

kerryb

November 29th, 2011
11:23 pm

I’ve seen plenty of RB’s make blocks without cutting. RB’s are usually blocking blitzing LB’s and safeties who don’t weigh 300+ pounds.

kerryb

November 29th, 2011
11:24 pm

I’m not questioning whether it is legal or not. I’m saying that it should be banned in college football.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
11:24 pm

if you don’t like Violence then go watch rugby. They don’t wear helmets. LOL
Nobody is FORCING the STUDENTS to play football.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
11:26 pm

UOAD’s comment does make sense, as football came from rugby. Eliminate the helmet, eliminate many of the injury problems, including concussions (which helmets cannot prevent). There was a story on CNN this morning tracing the types, rates and progression of concussions in soccer, from heading the ball.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
11:26 pm

Delbert I told you you are wasting your intelligence on a dawg fan. They will NEVER admit their players do it too.

kerryb

November 29th, 2011
11:30 pm

UOAD, I don’t think the aim of football is to be violent. It just has the potential to be. I think something that will injure college kids unnecessarily should not be done. Anytime you go after someones knees it has the potential to seriously injure them and I don’t think it is necessary. The NFL can be as violent as it wants to be because they are grown men. You are talking about 18-21 year old young men in college.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
11:31 pm

When I played as an end in HS, we were taught on defense to bring the heels of both hand together, while swinging them forward to the top front of the helmet at the snap to “disorient” the offensive player. Thankfully, that is illegal now. I suffered 2 concussions, but I played mostly on defense, so I’m still mentally agile.

kerryb

November 29th, 2011
11:32 pm

Apparently you can make a point with a Tech moron. The only reason you are defending it is because you will have no offense without it because of your small linemen. To me it is a cowards way to play taking a guys knees from him. Block him straight up like a man.

dawg555

November 29th, 2011
11:34 pm

Win or lose, I am thankful we have a shot at the SEC title. I am also thankful that it keeps the blog going because you all entertain the crap out of me. What a great stress reliever after a long work day. Keep on blogging….even you, 5150…haha

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
11:35 pm

kerryb – That nice, but it would upset the system. The NFL would have to fund professional minor leagues to get their players. Maybe we could get back to true amateur student-athletes for college football.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
11:38 pm

Kerryb…………..what game have you been watching that you don’t think FOOTBALL is intended to be VIOLENT? They talk of it in terms of WAR and God knows war is not violent. I think they call it Trench Warfare because the 300lb players want to have a tickle fight.
You want to stop the potential to injure anybody under 21 then I guess nobody should be allowed to drive until they can legally drink too.

kerryb

November 29th, 2011
11:39 pm

Tech is one of the few teams that uses that type of cheap blocking because the UGA players needed extra practice on it. Apparently no other team they play uses it. So, if other teams don’t use it why is it necessary? Is it necessary so Paul Johnson will have a job?

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
11:40 pm

kerryb – When I played, offensive linemen were not allowed to extend their arms away from their body when pass-blocking. We looked stupid running around with our fists together on our pads with elbows extended. Passing became more practical when that rule was changed.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
11:42 pm

555…….you to have a good night. Football blogging is so much better than Basketball or Baseball blogging for sure.

kerryb

November 29th, 2011
11:42 pm

So, if those rules were changed why not change the cut blocking rule so kids won’t be seriously injured with ACL tears that could ruin their potential career at a young age?

Rampdawg

November 29th, 2011
11:42 pm

@ Football Guy and Real East Champs

You had Lattimore and Shaw when Auburn came into your house and ran all over you.

All you had to do was win. Will send you a postcard from the Domes, Ga. and Super

kerryb

November 29th, 2011
11:44 pm

For example: Why ruin a kid like Tyson’s career that could be a second round draft pick in his last game just because some Tech kid can’t block him unless he’s cutting or chopping him?

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
11:45 pm

Delbert………..kerryb is just not reasonable or rational on this point. Your argument with him will be as successful as the Super Committee and their Discussions.

gcs

November 29th, 2011
11:46 pm

I’d like to see a UGA-Boise rematch in a bowl game.

.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
11:46 pm

I notice he has not said anything about the Hundreds of HIGH SCHOOLS that run the same basic offense. He is just mad because one of his dawgs was hurt.

kerryb

November 29th, 2011
11:47 pm

My argument is sound. It is not necessary to football. It has more potential for injury than it is necessary. If you are going to ban launching into other players you should ban launching into knees.

Bali

November 29th, 2011
11:47 pm

Delbert……hahahaha…..I forgot how much I hated that. Hated it so bad I got called for holding at least 2 or 3 times a game…..lol

kerryb

November 29th, 2011
11:48 pm

Yea, you got undersized linemen that can’t block anyway else. They’re just sorry.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
11:49 pm

kerryb – See my comments above on LSU. Georgia needed extra time to prepare for the offensive scheme, not just the cut-blocking part of it.

The NCAA put in some restrictions on cut blocking beginning this season that allows running backs or receivers, lined up outside the tackle box, to block below the waist if they are blocking straight ahead or toward the nearest sideline.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
11:50 pm

kerryb how many players careers end with an ACL injury that are running backs. GROW UP if you don’t like the way football is played then go watch flag football.

kerryb

November 29th, 2011
11:50 pm

UOAD, yea I’m pissed. We lost one of our best D-linemen for LSU because of a sorry piece of crap Tech linemen that can’t block anyone without going after his knees.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
11:52 pm

Like the Falcons, when Alex Gibbs was here? He publicly stated that in his system, drafting an offensive lineman higher than the 3rd round was a waste of money.

5150 UOAD

November 29th, 2011
11:55 pm

cry kerry cry and cry a little louder. maybe if Tyson wasn’t too fat and slow he could have gotten out of the way of the block. I guess you are crying already about the dawgs playing Ga Southern the week before Tech next year. Man Coach Richt is risking that those lil players on GSU will take out more UGA players for the TECH game. You better start crying about that right now. if Lattimore doesn’t go down USC is probably playing this weekend and UGA is at home.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
11:57 pm

kerryb – You are making this way too personal. You cannot change the rules of the game. Tech was called for a chop block once in each of the last 3 games. Georgia managed to get hold of the frequent personal fouls for unnecessary roughness problem that broke down so many drives in 2009 and 2010. In one particular case, they got rid of the player, Montez Robinson.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
11:59 pm

I’ve had enough. I’m out for the evening.

Bad Dawg

November 30th, 2011
12:03 am

Hey 5150 I think he is just trying to say that he wants the Tech players to play “straight up” on the offensive line. He wants UGA’s football players to lean up with GT’s football players and see who can win without any gimmicks. I see it as Tech has to make up for their lack of weight along the offensive line by using cut blocks, if they would have tried regular blocking schemes I think UGA’s huge defensive line would have mauled them. This is typical of a crazed UGA fanatic but I am the same just maybe a little more of a rational thinker.

5150 UOAD

November 30th, 2011
12:06 am

OK Bad Dawg good Night. Good Luck.

Texas Dawg

November 30th, 2011
12:20 am

Tyson was not, repeat NOT, injured by a chop block. In fact, on the play where he got hurt, he wasn’t touched at all. As soon as the ball was snapped, he just went down, much like the Phillies Ryan Howard did at the end of their playoff game this year against the Cardinals. We’ve got enough to hate Tech about without making stuff up about them.

And 5150, in all honesty I’d rather USC be playing in the championship game as opposed to us. That way we could preserve our 10-2 record and our ranking, right until the bowl game. Plus, instead of preparing for a game which is unlikely to change anything very much, our coaches could be out this week recruiting, like Saban, Spurrier, Chizik and Petrino are doing. Believe me, every day in recruiting makes a difference. And finally, if we weren’t playing in this game, it would give our injured players the chance to completely heal for the bowl game without risking some sort of crazy injury in what, again, is likely to be a meaningless game for us.

Go Dawgs!!!!!

I'm not mad

November 30th, 2011
12:30 am

I just don’t like 5150 or his crappy team. :-)

WTF is a 5150 anyway?

Bobby Hebert

November 30th, 2011
12:49 am

Nothing has changed! Dawgs are gonna kick LSU’s arse as usual. Look it up newbies.

A person SMART enough to know......

November 30th, 2011
1:03 am

From reading back on some of these posts; I would say there are many Dawgs that are 5150 or Crowell’s supplier.

PurpleNGold

November 30th, 2011
5:36 am

Aaron Murray sounds very confident. Playing against crappy teams all year will do that to you. It’ll also artificially inflate your rating. You Georgie fans like to point out your triumphant 2007 season (in which you were supposedly robbed… oopps, too soon?), and in the Sugar Bowl, admittedly your defense knocked Colt Brennan into the third round. Well we’re gonna do that to Murray this weekend, only a year early. He’s gonna get to know the Dome’s turf really well and he’ll complete more passes to our secondary than his receivers. Confident as he may appear, he sucks (in more ways than one), you Georgie fans just don’t know it yet.

The house of cards is comin’ down this weekend.

Buckeye

November 30th, 2011
6:12 am

Right, and I see dead people.

Murray will be the second one to get knocked out of the game. Guess who will be first??

Buckeye

November 30th, 2011
6:12 am

TIME OUT

TIME OUT

TIME OUT

Greetings from Columbus

Buzz2011

November 30th, 2011
6:28 am

Murray forsaw nothing!! He was lucky to beat Kentucky, Vandy and no business beating GT.. The Dawgs will feel it Saturday as they lose by at least 30 points//

legionaire

November 30th, 2011
7:01 am

Lets hope the LSU pussy cats are reading their press clippings. I don’t think they have seen a passing offense as hot as the one we have now. The LSU D has to decide “which guy is going to get open that will hurt us the most”. They have not faced a qb as good as Murry this year.

DP

November 30th, 2011
7:16 am

I always love it when predictions are revealed after the fact. What did Murray predict after Georgia’s first couple of losses in 2010 before they ended up going 6-7?

Georgia fans don’t need to worry about Murray going to the NFL early. He’s a good college QB, not great, and he doesn’t have the accuracy to be the next Drew Brees. Murray will be in Athens for 2 more seasons.

SawThat1nce

November 30th, 2011
7:22 am

Murray must have espn.

SawThat1nce

November 30th, 2011
7:24 am

espn, Murray has

randyman

November 30th, 2011
7:28 am

Buzz2011…..I think i speak for all UGA fans when i say go buzz off and get off our blog. Find someone else that may want to listen to your whining (which i doubt). NOONE wants yall on here!!!! Murray and co. demolished your weak and pathetic defense!!! It could have been worse but as usual we let off the gas in the 4th. GT had no buisness being on the same field with UGA!!!!! Regardless if UGA losses Sat the fact still remains that GT was once again beat by UGA.!!! At leasst we made it to our championship game…where is GT playin Sat?..i think i hear crickets chirping……….

SawThat1nce

November 30th, 2011
7:30 am

Boise State should not have been the first game on the schedule of the Bulldogs. A tune up team like Coastal Carolina(or some team like that) should be the first game, the same way all of the other SEC powers schedule their seasons.
The Bulldogs kicked the Gamecockes butts all over the field, but gave the game to South Carolina.

SawThat1nce

November 30th, 2011
7:31 am

Is this blog clogged?

buckblue

November 30th, 2011
7:32 am

While all of Georgia’s defensive statistics look very impressive, one has to realize that the Bulldogs have only faced two teams all season whose offenses are ranked in the top-50.

dawgs smell

November 30th, 2011
7:43 am

I wonder if he saw the tail kicking he will take in the Dome?

nerds are funny

November 30th, 2011
7:46 am

Oh, I see uoad now has the balls to come on a UGA blog. On Saturday night those balls must have been in his mouth choking him silent. uoad the joke.

Kramer

November 30th, 2011
7:47 am

buzz 2011, does your momma know you are on your computer instead of getting ready for school? Please child, you are pathetic in oh so many ways.

evil empire

November 30th, 2011
7:50 am

please stop with the “we will beat LSU” stupidity…Lsu by 30 Saturday nite…Murray, meet the honey badger…rent-a-dawg Jarvis Jones, meet Spencer Ware, or wave at him as he runs around/over your Columbus-bred behind..

GT

November 30th, 2011
7:52 am

Georgia had a very weak draw after playing the only seeded players in its bracket and losing the first two games. They have improved but they need to beat LSU to get the respect they think they deserve now. If they lose to LSU at least next year they have something of a real schedule to prove themselves but renewing contracts of coaches against this kind of evidence is very premature. A lot of heat will be poured on them in the LSU game, they have shown huge immaturity during these events even against very inferior competition. I have no doubt the Hatter has notice this and may even game plan a little poking to get them started. 3rd down and 56 yards is not a everyday occurrence like the situation at Vandy. I am not totally convinced they are passed that train wreak personality, lets see.

yadda, yadda, yadda.....

November 30th, 2011
7:57 am

Buzz2011
November 30th, 2011
6:28 am

Then go to Vegas and place big money on UGA losing by 30. You ARE that confident, right?

yadda, yadda, yadda.....

November 30th, 2011
7:58 am

GT
November 30th, 2011
7:52 am

“Georgia had a very weak draw after playing the only seeded players in its bracket and losing the first two games.”

Was tech part of that “weak draw”?

yadda, yadda, yadda.....

November 30th, 2011
8:00 am

dawgs smell
November 30th, 2011
7:43 am

I don’t know which college you support, but I’ll go out on a limb. Are florida, auburn or tech playing this weekend?

Gator Man

November 30th, 2011
8:08 am

Real football starts this weekend at Dome every team in the east has played LSU, Ark, Ala, puppies 8 games wins over teams that went 12-49 in the SEC.
Every one in the Sec know Georgia did not win the east SC really won the east they beat the puppies.
The world get to see this over rated team that lost to the teams with the wining record, yes gators suck this year but we are allow to after 3 NAT in 15 years.
Open up the bid LSU by 30”””

DePort

November 30th, 2011
8:19 am

Murray too short?… Isnt he the same height as Drew Brees???

Spaceman Spiff

November 30th, 2011
8:28 am

@ Buzz2011

So the Dog’s had no business beating the technerds? Really? Do you just say stupid sh!t? If that were the case, then the nerds would have WON the game. Heck, they should have beaten UVA, Miamia, and VT also. But noooo, they are once again losers and also-rans in the state. Oh, and will be watching the All Cupcake Conference CG from home…as it should be…

Spaceman Spiff

November 30th, 2011
8:28 am

@ GT
What is a train “wreak”?

yadda, yadda, yadda.....

November 30th, 2011
8:29 am

Texas Dawg
November 30th, 2011
12:20 am

“Tyson was not, repeat NOT, injured by a chop block. In fact, on the play where he got hurt, he wasn’t touched at all. As soon as the ball was snapped, he just went down, much like the Phillies Ryan Howard did at the end of their playoff game this year against the Cardinals. We’ve got enough to hate Tech about without making stuff up about them.”

Are you kidding me? He just fell down? Check again….

http://blutarsky.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/remember-cut-blocks-are-entirely-legal/

yadda, yadda, yadda.....

November 30th, 2011
8:31 am

Gator Man
November 30th, 2011
8:08 am

Hey, Cro-magnon, try to have someone proof read your posts before clicking “submit comment”, okay?

Tallcarl

November 30th, 2011
8:35 am

Preston- I heard the anouncers say in a game last week that the little known non-productive no-playing loser of a Quaterback in New Orleans is under six foot. That would make him shorter than Aaron.Can judge the fight in a Dawg:>)

yadda, yadda, yadda.....

November 30th, 2011
8:41 am

Spaceman Spiff
November 30th, 2011
8:28 am

You’ll have to ignore Buzz2011’s comments. He was probably one of those spouting off “Washington for Heisman” earlier in the season.

DePort

November 30th, 2011
8:42 am

UGA played so far … 6 teams that were ranked in the top 25 at some point in the season… we can not help how those teams finished … all we could have done was win…. what were we suppose to do … lose? … yeah soo far we are 4-2 against teams that have been ranked in the top 25 this year…

STRETCH

November 30th, 2011
8:42 am

I just find it hard to believe after looking at UGA’s sked and LSU’s that they could win this game.

Oregon W 40-27 1-0
Northwestern State W 49-3 2-0
Mississippi State W 19-6 3-0
West Virginia W 47-21 4-0
Kentucky W 35-7 5-0
Florida W 41-11 6-0
Tennessee W 38-7 7-0
Auburn W 45-10 8-0
Alabama W 9-6 (OT) 9-0
Western Kentucky W 42-9 10-0
Mississippi W 52-3 11-0
Arkansas W 41-17 12-0

Now look at UGA:

Boise State L 35-21 0-1
South Carolina L 45-42 0-2
Coastal Carolina W 59-0 1-2
Mississippi W 27-13 2-2
Mississippi State W 24-10 3-2
Tennessee W 20-12 4-2
Vanderbilt W 33-28 5-2
Florida W 24-20 6-2
New Mexico State W 63-16 7-2
Auburn W 45-7 8-2
Kentucky W 19-10 9-2
Georgia Tech W 31-17 10-2

Buckeye

November 30th, 2011
8:57 am

Drew Brees played in the Big 10. Weak conference, right dogs?

gdawginkalamazoo

November 30th, 2011
9:14 am

If you say so Buckeye.

MS. Bully

November 30th, 2011
9:23 am

Why did it take so long for him to see UGA in the Championship game. When I saw their weak ass schedule I knew they would be in the Championship game.

Bud

November 30th, 2011
9:29 am

Bobo….. Try Rambo at tailback.

MiamiDawg

November 30th, 2011
9:32 am

Do you think Darth Murray could foresee a victory for us against LSU?

zbulldawg

November 30th, 2011
9:35 am

HERE KITTY KITTY !! SICK EM

James

November 30th, 2011
9:37 am

ANYONE who thinks we got to the SEC championship on the shoulders of Aaron Murray is smoking crack. The defense got us here and if we win Saturday it will be because of the defense. Go Dawgs!

[...] After Boise State, Murray foresaw Georgia in SEC title game [...]

Kelly

November 30th, 2011
9:53 am

Drew Brees played in the Big 10. Weak conference, right dogs?

Remember the Outback that year?

iTiSi

November 30th, 2011
10:53 am

So now I guess we can give Murray a new name, which would be “Clare Voyant”. OR maybe say he has ESP(n) or even that he may have stayed at a Days Inn (close enough) recently. Anyway he doth prophesyeth much! I guess if the DAWGS win some will even see a halo over his head.

PurpleNGold

November 30th, 2011
10:58 am

yadda, yadda, yadda…..

November 30th, 2011
8:31 am
Gator Man
November 30th, 2011
8:08 am

Hey, Cro-magnon, try to have someone proof read your posts before clicking “submit comment”, okay?

Lol, a Georgie fan trying to correct someone else’s grammar…

5150 UOAD

November 30th, 2011
11:01 am

So Murray is the next Derw Brees and Luck is the next Payton. Well until they take a Snap in and NFL they are college QB’s.

PurpleNGold

November 30th, 2011
11:02 am

zbulldawg, your first mistake is thinking “Kitties” are stepping onto the field with you pups.

From Where I Sit

November 30th, 2011
11:07 am

Nice try but we know that he did not have a Tebow moment as this was never mentioned until now! Does not matter as LSU will OWN GA this weekend!

Enough Said!!!

BG

November 30th, 2011
11:08 am

Aaron Murray is a baller!

TampaDawg

November 30th, 2011
11:10 am

Kelly

November 30th, 2011
9:53 am
Drew Brees played in the Big 10. Weak conference, right dogs?

Remember the Outback that year?

——————–
Truer words have never been spoken. Brees and his boys got up big early on the Dawgs in that game. But the W rested firmly with the Dawgs at the end of the game.

Tim

November 30th, 2011
11:22 am

Go Dawgs! As a Boise State fan we have been with you ever since the game. Luck is on your side, 2009’s Oregon won the PAC10 after we beat them first game of the season, 2010’s VaTech won the ACC after we beat them first game of the season, and UGA will do the same.
Hey help us in the movement to have ESPN fire Craig James. He has no logic in the way he votes in the AP poll and he has it completely out for Boise State.

Sign the Petition…..
http://www.change.org/petitions/espn-fire-craig-james-from-espn#

http://www.pollspeak.com/component/option,com_psreport/Itemid,3/f,/lang,en/o1,/o2,/o3,/o4,/p,36/r,V/s17,/seed,1322608494/t1,12/t2,/v,14/w,14/

Energy Vampire

November 30th, 2011
11:22 am

Thanks Nostradamus. With that schedule and South Carolina losing their best player, it would have been an embarrassment not to make it.

Next year will be even easier when Mizzou moves Bama off the schedule and South Carolina picks up LSU as a permanent opponent after Florida whines their way out of that game to get Texas A & M.

what of it?

November 30th, 2011
11:24 am

“We just weren’t ready for that game yet,” he said.

absolutely pathetic. there’s no place for that excuse when you have 8 months to prepare, Especially when UCF completely embarrassed us in the we’re-only-in-it-for-the-money bowl

TampaDawg

November 30th, 2011
11:26 am

From Where I Sit

November 30th, 2011
11:07 am
Nice try but we know that he did not have a Tebow moment as this was never mentioned until now! Does not matter as LSU will OWN GA this weekend!

Enough Said!!!

————————————–
Enough said??? It usually makes people feel better, posting one of the most over used sports cliches in history, to say that as if they were smart enough to post the bottom line, end of the story. But no one on here is calling it a “Tebow” moment. In fact, Tebow’s comments (as a Dawg fan, I think it was one of the greatest college football moments ever), were after a tough loss the broke up an undefeated start for the Gators. Murray’s was at the beginning of the year after losing game 1. He also didn’t do it at a huge press conference the way Tebow did. As for the LSU game, this is why we actually let the players PLAY the game. Because upsets happen (see 2005), and predictions often fall short.

TampaDawg

November 30th, 2011
11:28 am

5150 UOAD

November 30th, 2011
11:01 am
So Murray is the next Derw Brees and Luck is the next Payton. Well until they take a Snap in and NFL they are college QB’s.

———————————-
Absolutely true. The QB spot is by far the toughest to predict coming out of college and into the NFL.

Philip

November 30th, 2011
11:31 am

Murray is too short for the next level. That is why he rolls out so much. If you will noticed, the passes over the middle are always high unless 15 yds or further down the field. Coach Bobo is the weakest link in the chain. CMR has brought in some really talented coaches on the other side of the ball. I expect changes next year on the O-side.

Gordo29

November 30th, 2011
11:40 am

If I was Penn State, I wound interview Mark Richt. If anybody could handle the pressure and craziness that is there lot right now, its the coolest guy in the house, MR. This may be his best season. the only game they should have lost was Boise State, who was clearly the better team. Had they beaten SC, as they should have, they might be in the top 5 right now. I know they could kill Arkansas and am pretty sure they will match up well against LSU. If Crowell can go and Aaron is on his game, it will be something LSU has no faced all year – a good balanced offense.

TampaDawg

November 30th, 2011
11:49 am

Philip, people keep mentioning Drew Brees on here, and he is the same height as Drew Brees. Height is the most over rated stat in rating a QB and only those who have never played QB even know that. With lineman generally coming in between 6-4 and 6-7 these days, a QB would have to be about 6-7 to 6-9 to SEE over the lineman. QBs work off finding passing lanes created by the line.
Brees, Mark Brunell, obviously Flutie, Steve Young and we could go on. Its about the lanes.

Delbert D.

November 30th, 2011
12:01 pm

Vick is 6-0.

yadda, yadda, yadda.....

November 30th, 2011
12:02 pm

PurpleNGold
November 30th, 2011
10:58 am

LOL!! You understood Gator Man’s post? LOL.. only an LSU fan could understand that mess. LOL.

doo doo ley

November 30th, 2011
12:09 pm

a prophet? does he see himself in some real hot water soon?

PurpleNGold

November 30th, 2011
12:13 pm

yadda, yadda, yadda…..

I am not obsessed with the Gators like you Georgie fans are. You beat them once every, what, seven years?

TampaDawg

November 30th, 2011
12:31 pm

Buckeye

November 30th, 2011
8:57 am
Drew Brees played in the Big 10. Weak conference, right dogs?

——————————————-
Yup, sure was.

gomdawg

November 30th, 2011
12:53 pm

Georgia Defense has pull more than it’s part in this run ,but Murray and Company has pulled their part as well it has been a team effort and that’s what it will take to beat LSU this weekend . GO DAWGS JUNKYARD DAWGS ARE COMING

Delbert D.

November 30th, 2011
1:06 pm

Speaking of QBs, I did some research on Heisman winners between 2007 and 1986 and notable players were on the official list the same year. The emphasis is on who went on to NFL success. Many nominees are left out; for example there were 7 vote-getters between Crouch and Freeney in 2001]. Wait and see on the 2011-2008 classes.

2007 – Tim Tebow [Matt Ryan]
2006 – Troy Smith [Calvin Johnson, Ray Rice]
2005 – Vacated
2004 – Matt Leinhart [ Adrian Peterson, Alex Smith]
2003 – Jason White [Larry Fitzgerald, Eli Manning, Philp Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger]
2002 – Carson Palmer
2001 – Eric Crouch [Dwight Freeney, Julius Peppers]
2000 – Chris Wienke [Drew Brees, Ladanian Tomlinson, Michael Vick]
1999 – Ron Dayne [Vick, Brees, LaVar Arrington, Shaun Alexander]
1998 – Ricky Williams [Donovan McNabb, Champ Bailey, Torry Holt]
1997 – Charles Woodson [Peyton Manning]
1996 – Danny Wuerffel [Orlando Pace, Warrick Dunn, Peyton Manning]
1995 – Eddie George [Peyton Manning, Warrick Dunn, Keyshawn Johnson]
1994 – Rashaan Salaam [Steve McNair, Warren Sapp]
1993 – Charlie Ward [Marshall Faulk]
1992 – Gino Torretta [Marshall Faulk]
1991 – Desmond Howard [MarshallFaulk]
1990 – Ty Detmer [
1989 - Andre Ware [Emmitt Smith]
1988 – Barry Sanders [Troy Aikman, Deion Sanders, Derrick Thomas]
1987 – Tim Brown – [Craig Heyward, Thurmond Thomas, Chris Spielman, Emmitt Smith]
1986 – Vinny Testaverde [Jim Harbaugh, Brian Bosworth, Cornelius Bennett]

DawgJohn

November 30th, 2011
1:31 pm

2005 comes to life again!!

DawgJohn

November 30th, 2011
1:35 pm

Hey Purple…….check out the the total record between Ga and Fla……No biggie ….who cares? Just like this year……..it’s over……but hey, we can only go up in this game Saturday. Imagine losing the SEC and they tucking your tiger tail between your legs when two teams unable to win their conference vie for the BCS Championship. I’m good with it…..great teams…….but it is going to feel like crap if we pull another 2005 against you. What other SEC team has a lifetime winning record agains you? We have our voodoo dolls out. Prepare to be pricked!!

DawgJohn

November 30th, 2011
1:42 pm

Hey Tim, It’s because Craig James is an idiot! He can hardly get two words out of his mouth without screwing up. Just ask Mike Leach. ESPN does some great things and they have some super personalities associated with them. Where they came up with James is a mystery to all sports fans. He is such a joke. He is pitiful. Gosh, I actually am starting to feel sorry for him. No one should be that pathetic!

DawgJohn

November 30th, 2011
1:43 pm

Please forgive me for my Craig James sin! It just jumped out of me!!

DawgJohn

November 30th, 2011
1:50 pm

Craig James and Gus Malzone’s wife would make a great couple!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joe Hautzinger

November 30th, 2011
2:47 pm

I am trying to become a guest contributor to B/R but since my comments usually upset the royalty of college football (SEC) I think I am being ignored. I made this comment originally after BSU defeated Georgia in the season opener. I have now updated this short article as Georgia has won the SEC East.

Anarchy – Georgia is going to win the SEC

The conventional wisdom is seeking a return match between Alabama and LSU in the national championship game. These pundits are assuming that LSU is going to defeat Georgia in the SEC Championship game. However, Georgia is on the right side of history and the BCS is going to slip further into disarray.

“Why?” you say. Simple, one needs only to look at history.

During the 2009 season a highly touted Oregon team opened their season at Boise State. Oregon’s offense was supposed to overwhelm the BSU defense. Oregon did not score a first down until halfway through the third quarter and ended up losing to BSU 19-8. Oregon then went on to win the PAC-10 championship.

Fast forward to the 2010 season and a very good Virginia Tech team opened their season with BSU and lost in the final seconds. After the defeat the experts were saying that VT was going to finish in the bottom of the ACC but instead they went on to convincingly win the ACC by going undefeated.

This year the Georgia Bulldogs opened their season with a game against the Broncos. The Bulldogs lost by two touchdowns and some said they were “manhandled” by the Broncos. Manhandled is the wrong word. Arguably, Georgia was bigger, stronger and faster than BSU but thanks to a brilliant game from Kellen Moore, they were kept off balance by the crafty Broncos. Predictably, UGA has gone on to win the SEC East and are destined to win the SEC.

Yep

November 30th, 2011
3:02 pm

Saw scalpers prices are dropping for game….Other than the writer mentioning Alabama fans trying to get rid of their tix…One thing the writer missed on was the fact that every freaking sportswriter in the nation has already put LSU and Bama in the national title game, rendering this meaningless for one team in the game other than pride. Campaigning of the so called experts have hurt the marketing of SEC Champ. game

G-Dawg

November 30th, 2011
4:09 pm

Valdosta was picked as Titletown in a national contest by ESPN.

IF you never been there, then you obviously dont know what you’re talking about!! Its a pretty fun college town!!

DawgByte

November 30th, 2011
5:21 pm

I will pulling for Georgia. I honestly don’t believe we’ll win the game. This is one game I’m not stressed about, because we’re playing an undefeated team and during the course of the season beat all our major rivals (Lamecocks are not really a rival), so it’s been an ultra satisfying season for me. I’m very happy for Mark Richt. He’s a class act and deserves success!

Secone

November 30th, 2011
6:15 pm

Do they offer Spelling101 (or something close) at LSU harold? It is MASSACRE not MASSACURE!

5150 UOAD

November 30th, 2011
7:33 pm

g-dawg……………Titletown for High School Football. You shouldn’t leave Athens or Atlanta to party in Valdosta. Savannah yes but not Valdosta.

Energy Vampire

November 30th, 2011
7:40 pm

That oompa loompa wont be able to see over that big LSU D line either…… 42 – 9 Bengals!

RedandBlackDawg

November 30th, 2011
7:44 pm

True SEC East Champion,

Impressive record there. Just too bad you are sitting home and watching the SEC championship isn’t it? Next year, UGA will leave no doubt who the real SEC EAST CHAMPION is. I of course expect you to come up with something like injuries, new QB, or something else. Just think though, this year all you had to do was beat Auburn, but darn, you couldn’t do it. We had to show you how, to the tune of 45-7.
Good teams have depth, so why didn’t yours?. Why wasn’t your QB more prepared to step in for Garcia? You know, the same QB that Spurrier said at the beginning of the season, needed a year to learn before he would be ready. Why didn’t you have a runner that could step in and not take time to learn, when Lattimore went down? The same thing happened last year, because you ran the guy to death, and you got the same results this year.
Two weeks ago, a more deserving and better team became the SEC EAST DIVISION CHAMPS, and it wasn’t you. Perhaps you could learn some humility, but I don’t think you will. You will just have to wait until 2012 to find out if you can dethrone the champs now.

GO DAWGS and GATA

@ True SEC East Champs

November 30th, 2011
9:00 pm

Well I guess if USC were the true champs they would be playing LSU this weekend HUH? How did you lose to Auburn? tisk tisk

kme

November 30th, 2011
9:27 pm

Preston: I am way with you, man….Harold and gspot…I am going to take it to them myself…
I want GA to beat the ukw out of LSU…and I am keeping their quotes as well…so, IF GA can beat LSU…provide the upset…man oh man…will I ever through it into their face…and besides,
Preston…I will NOT be sarcastic to your face, either…I will be FOR REAL!

dawg555

December 1st, 2011
12:14 am

I have a question for all of you, and it’s downright serious. My nephew is being heavily recruited by several schools as a WR and in the summer he decided to commit NC State. He can run (4.4), catch (go see that catch), block and tackle. Should he take his official visits? And he has the grades….

dawg555

December 1st, 2011
12:29 am

Here’s the one handed catch http://www.gpb.org/sports/football/match/2011/11/18/class-aaaaa-playoffs-round-2-game-5. Go to 2:16 to see the remarkable catch! Lassiter is in the final 4 for state championship

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