Spurrier should take lesson from Richt on handling criticism

For two coaches of top ranked programs, Steve Spurrier and Mark Richt seem at opposite ends in terms of perspective and dealings with media. (Phil Skinner/AJC)

For two coaches of top-ranked programs, Steve Spurrier and Mark Richt seem to reside at opposite ends in perspective and their respective dealings with the media. (Phil Skinner/AJC)

Over the past few seasons, Mark Richt has had no shortage of reasons to put his fist through a wall, terrorize secretaries and assistant coaches or erupt in a news conference, as if Athens’ own little Mt. Vesuvius.

He has suspended players for poor academics, poor driving habits and poor choice of herbal supplements (in or outside of brownies). Several prize recruits have been excommunicated for assorted acts of dumbness. His job security has come into question. He works in a conference where five other schools have won BCS titles. And, on a lesser note, his athletic director was fired for drunk driving.

But notice something about Mark Richt? He seldom seems stressed. He isn’t storming out of news conferences when he sees a columnist he doesn’t like (really?), or blathering on the radio about making progress in trying to get a guy fired (fantasy).

As Richt said Tuesday, “I don’t think I’m totally Teflon, but there’s not much anybody can say that can get me bent out of shape.”

Richt lives in one universe.

Steve Spurrier holds his breath in the other.

It’s an interesting contrast of coaches this week. Georgia plays South Carolina. Both are 5-0 and top 10 teams. But Richt clearly is enjoying the moment – and he can be seen this week in a series of humorous ESPN commercials – while Spurrier is acting like a whining, petulant second-grader, carrying on a battle with local sports columnist Ron Morris, whom he’s convinced is out to get him.

Richt chuckled Tuesday when asked about Spurrier, saying, “I heard about him leaving the news conference,” but he generally refrained from comment.

But Richt will tell you that he has changed. Few college coaches have had more reasons to be stressed, but he seldom shows it. (He and I had a minor flare up several years back that was blown out of proportion — geez, I really hate the media — but it was cleared up that same day.)

“I know that most criticism is pointed toward the coach, not necessarily the person,” he said. “If I’ve ever felt something became more of a personal attack, there have been times when I’ve talked to people privately. Or if a guy beats up on a player more than I think he should, I’ll get sensitive about that once in a while. But in the grand scheme of things, it’s still momentary light affliction, like Apostle Paul talks about. It doesn’t last.

“I know when my wife had cervical cancer, if that doesn’t put life in perspective, what does? There are just things bigger than whether I’m the head coach at Georgia, or whether anybody thinks I’m smart or not smart, or a good coach or a bad coach. I know I’ve got a job to do, and I want to know that the process I go through in that job is one I can live with when I go to sleep at night.”

Richt and Spurrier both have their moral compasses. Spurrier’s just spins a little more.

He lost supporters with his constant enabling of former quarterback Stephen Garcia, who was “suspended” five times, yet somehow never managed to miss a game (until the university finally dismissed him). Spurrier was indignant when asked about the perception that he was soft on issues pertaining to alcohol. He told The State: “There is something that they can always pick at you about. … If the president and A.D. say, ‘Man, you are too soft on that,’ then they will get another coach here,” he told The State.)

His recent radio vent lost other supporters.

Spurrier’s objective, of course, is to unify his fan base and cultivate the us-against-the-world mentality. It’s not uncommon. His power and ego ran unchecked at Florida because he was winning SEC titles and seldom was criticized.

But when somebody’s constant response to any criticism becomes, “I’ll just [retire and] and go to the beach,” it’s clear he has lost all perspective.

Richt has been through the wringer of a 6-7 season, a 7-9 record in the SEC over two years and last season’s 0-2 start.

“I’m enjoying coaching more now — but, I mean, we’re winning a lot more,” he said.

Of criticism, he said: “When somebody critiques me, I try to filter the information, regardless of whether I think the person is mean-spirited or sweet-spirited, because the guy might be right. I may not give him credit from a pride standpoint, but sometimes there’s validity to it.”

It seems like a healthier perspective than threatening to quit or get somebody fired.

By Jeff Schultz

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372 comments Add your comment

Chi Town

October 2nd, 2012
5:02 pm

Go Cocks!!!!

BigDawg

October 2nd, 2012
5:03 pm

Spurrier is a Tool!

Danny Boy

October 2nd, 2012
5:04 pm

CJB

October 2nd, 2012
5:05 pm

Apparently you don’t know that Ron Morris has been an enemy of the University of South Carolina before SOS came. Guy deserves all of this.

BigDawg

October 2nd, 2012
5:06 pm

How many SEC championships has he won at S.C.?? Zero! But it’s the schedule’s fault and the fact that the league counts all games against SEC opponents. What a bizarre concept?! Oh, I sure Bush shares some of the blame also…

Pat

October 2nd, 2012
5:08 pm

I thought you would have been harder on Spurrier about this.

BigDawg

October 2nd, 2012
5:08 pm

Spurrier has such high standards and morals. He seems like a person who is very much at peace with everything, rofl!!

Gamecock982

October 2nd, 2012
5:09 pm

Jeff,
If you’re going to reference the Ron Morris story, then tell the whole story. Tell how Moron Morris referenced HBC playing Conner Shaw to the Joe Paterno situation at Penn State.

BigDawg

October 2nd, 2012
5:10 pm

A scholarship offer from Richt, priceless! A scholarship offer from Spurrier, worthless!!

SECya

October 2nd, 2012
5:11 pm

If you “University” can be taken down by one newspaper writer, then maybe it deserves to be? South Carolina as a program doesn’t matter on a national scale, it never will, so this is all just an example of Spurrier’s misguided attempt to drum up support.

Old Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
5:12 pm

You’d think that after all his years as a player and coach, Darth Visor would have developed thicker skin. He’s always had chip on his shoulder and at times I think he’s about to lose it emotionally.

I respect many aspects of his coaching; however, I lost a ton of respect for him with the Garcia issues. Especially after the QB was caught in his hotel room with girls the night before the SEC championship game.

He’s extremely lucky he’s never worked in the New York or Los Angeles markets. He’d be burned toast and long since be slathered in newsprint for all to gobble up.

For the sake of wins, Darth Visor has lost his soul. Donno if he’ll ever find himself back on the white side.

Jeff Schultz

October 2nd, 2012
5:14 pm

Gamecock982 — Context please. The analogy was what can happen when a college coach gets too much power. It was a poor analogy in that we’re still real close to that story but it’s not like there was any intent to reference Spurrier as a protector of a sexual predator. The context was what can happen when a college coach has too much power.

Jeff Schultz

October 2nd, 2012
5:16 pm

CJB — And really? You really believe Ron Morris wakes up in the morning and thinks, “How can I get Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks today?” The guy is a professional and has other priorities in his life.

GA Sandlapper

October 2nd, 2012
5:19 pm

GA Sandlapper

October 2nd, 2012
5:22 pm

Ron Morris is terrible. We need a Jeff Schultz or Bradly type of guy writing for the Gamecocks! National Champions every year

Old Dog Class of 80

October 2nd, 2012
5:27 pm

Of course, you could argue that Richt has lost his chances to be Miss America by being constantly voted Miss Congeniality.

Dawg Haus

October 2nd, 2012
5:29 pm

The Ron Morris drama aside, Spurrier has always been a whiny little two-year-old. So proud we have a grown man as our coach.

Sautee Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
5:30 pm

Morris will still be writing in SC long after Spurrier is through coaching in SC.

markie mark

October 2nd, 2012
5:30 pm

Gamecock982….and to add to what Jeff said….did you think to mention that Morris apologized for that remark and said it shouldnt have been made? I dont know about you, but coming from Florida as a dawg fan, I have never seen ANYONE in Gainesville or Atlanta sportswriting apologize to Spurrier….

And I am one of those who despise Spurrier for the damage he did to the college game by inventing the “run up the score” mentality…….. These are not paid professionals, they are college students.

Attention

October 2nd, 2012
5:33 pm

I hope Spurrier has a real short press conference after the game.

Steve

October 2nd, 2012
5:34 pm

If Spurrier thinks he is raising support to get this guy fired he’s crazy. It’s just the opposite. He’s given this guy and his paper more free publicity than money can buy. They wouldn’t fire him in a million years!! He’s too egotistical(sp?) to realize it.

SCJack

October 2nd, 2012
5:37 pm

Excellent article concerning the man and coach, Mark Richt. Having met him personally and I with a similar family cancer story can tell you he is as true to his character and demeanor outside the football arena as he is in it. Your depiction and observations are not only professionally tasteful but extremely accurate.

Gamecockrock

October 2nd, 2012
5:40 pm

Steve has not done one thing to lose Gamecock fans and that is all that matters. He’s the best coach we’ve ever had and my goodness, he just doesn’t take crap from the media. Good for him. What do you want, Obama?

You guys can criticize him all you want but he’s second only to Bear Bryant in terms of quality coaches. He’s winning at USC. He won at Duke. Duke! 6 SEC championships and 1 national championship at FL. He’s earned some slack from the media especially the clown Ron Morris. He’s not paranoid. Morris is out to get him.

SCguy

October 2nd, 2012
5:43 pm

No, Jeff. Some mornings he wakes up and thinks about getting Holtz or our AD, Tanner. He’s full of it.

bad moon

October 2nd, 2012
5:49 pm

Spurrier – great coach. The only problem I have with him is…He critisizes other coaches for things he doesn’t have the guts to clean up in his own back-yard. His comments about UGA players getting or being suspended during first week or two of season. While his own players (see Garcia) wouldn’t last very long in Athens. Other schools in the conference have much softer discipline rules. Especially South Carolina. And it is a fact Richt has helped players that have failed in Athens for one reason or another. Don’t know about Spurrier? Also nationally and regionally Bulldog fans take some heat for saying ‘Richt is a good guy’ .

Dawg Days

October 2nd, 2012
5:50 pm

Something weird about Spurrier always wanting to needle opponents. I think he is lacking in certain areas.

OrlandoDawg

October 2nd, 2012
5:52 pm

I’ll take CMR any day of the week and twice on Sunday’s…over Darth Visor….

Astropig

October 2nd, 2012
5:56 pm

A little different take here.

I have to come down with Spurrier here. He doesn’t have too much power. He has about the right amount. He wasn’t hired to flatter the press in Columbia and glad hand the beat writers. Brad Scott and Sparky Woods did that and most of you are asking who the hell those guys are. (For the record,they are two unsuccessful USC coaches that are best forgotten). They loved the press and the press loved them. And they averaged about 4 wins a year. Spurrier has taken SC football where it has never been and made the SEC a better conference for it. He’s our generations Bear Bryant. He wins and runs a clean program. Steven Garcia was a jerk,but that’s more his and his parents problem that the HBC. Spurrier isn’t trying to build men,he’s trying to beat teams in the toughest conference in America.The Marines build men,so maybe Garcia should enlist.Anyway, the media will always find something to criticize,analyze and stigmatize because good news is no news. And the story at USC since Spurrier has been there is nothing but good news.
He’s not warm and cuddly, but he doesn’t need to be.

Riverdawg

October 2nd, 2012
5:57 pm

Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t Spurrier an employee of the State of South Carolina?
A state employee trying to get a newspaper columnist fired from his job sounds like state action in an effort to chill freedom of the press in violation of the 1st Amendment. Too bad the president of the university doesn’t have the guts to call Darth Visor’s bluff and let him pack up and go to the beach.
Spurrier would find fault in a Carolina sunrise.

bad moon

October 2nd, 2012
6:05 pm

No doubt Spurrier put USC on the map. Great coach. Also don’t have a problem with win at all cost. Don’t care if he let a dumbass like Garcia stick around because he obviously had no back-up. Not a problem. It’s using that as a way to ‘poke’ the other coaches. Making fun of them because of their suspensions. Is kind of cowardly in my opinion. But his record and willingness to take a challenge like USC job is noteworthy.

bad moon

October 2nd, 2012
6:08 pm

Also if one of Richt’s coaches was arrested for urinating in public and public intoxication. Do you think he would still be in Athens?

Okay don’t answer that. There’s no way Richt will fire Bobo.

JB at home

October 2nd, 2012
6:11 pm

He has a inner peace with Christ…..And walks it. He loves Football, winning etc, but Mark has a higher purpose ( And catch’s a lot of flak for it) But if you know the word, it tells you being mocked about your Christian faith is a badge of honor. It proves you aren’t turning it off and on with your “setting”…. Mark is the real deal. If Georgia fires him, he will be at peace. Rich, but at peace.

b

October 2nd, 2012
6:12 pm

A guy like Spurier makes it so much more interesting.

JB at home

October 2nd, 2012
6:13 pm

Riverdawg…..I imagine they walk around egg shells with Sprurrier. He’ll take his ball and go home on most any whim.

JB at home

October 2nd, 2012
6:17 pm

But I will say this about Sprurrier. He doesn’t make that much money for a coach with his success. He has never held SC hostage for Saban type money. So I admire him FOR THAT. He could say, you want ole Stevie, I need 4 Mil per year…..I think he makes like 2.2 mil per year.

unbiased committee

October 2nd, 2012
6:18 pm

Spurrier is a 67 year old brat.

Dawgs Win.

Herschel Talker

October 2nd, 2012
6:23 pm

Dont ever use Spurriers name with Bear Bryants, not even close, and thats when it was all corrupt, but anyway nice article Jeff, you are one of the ones who has given CMR hell, but it was cool to here him say he doesnt care and that sometimes you were right. We will see how your future articles go concerning him.Oh and who do you think will win? I’d rather not wait for the chalk board, love ya man!

Spur'em

October 2nd, 2012
6:23 pm

There is only 1 stat you need to know to understand the anti-Spurrier comments from Dawgland. Spurrier led the Gators to an 11-1 record vs the Georgia Bullpups. Heck, if Carolina wins Saturday he will be an even
4-4 against UGA with the Gamecocks. UGA……Spurrier is your Daddy.

1eyedJack

October 2nd, 2012
6:25 pm

I always see Spurrier as the little kid squating over an anthill with a magnifying glass.

Tide Rising

October 2nd, 2012
6:28 pm

Spurrier has always been something of a whiner. He’s still funny though.

Tide Rising

October 2nd, 2012
6:29 pm

“UGA……Spurrier is your Daddy.”

Factual statement.

randy

October 2nd, 2012
6:30 pm

great article jeff, a lot of people don’t understand the kind of coach georgia has.
coach has all the players back, but if you go out the rules he will step in.
georgia wants players to go on in life and be a man.
glad we have richt on our side.

2_dawgs

October 2nd, 2012
6:30 pm

Spurrier needs football; Richt doesn’t.

Riverdawg

October 2nd, 2012
6:35 pm

Spurrier is fine with the press when they report his digs at other schools:
Free Shoes University–when FSU players got caught in the sneaker scandal.
When Auburn’s library burned: “I understand it burned up both books and neither had been colored in yet”.

But for a reporter to question his decisions. Heaven help them.

Rick

October 2nd, 2012
6:35 pm

Spurrier is simply Steve Spurrier. No more .. No less.

Probably not the most likable guy, but I think that he is honest and a hard worker.

The man has quite a bit of credibility.

Tide Rising

October 2nd, 2012
6:36 pm

If dawg fans weren’t complaining about Spurrier they would be complaining about Saban, Miles, Tebow, Cam Newton, basically anyone who has won a national title and has more success than them.

randy

October 2nd, 2012
6:37 pm

by the way all you gamecocks and gators, spurrier never beat georgia when he played for florida.
this is something that has killed him. he want win this saturday his team will will lose.

Tide Rising

October 2nd, 2012
6:39 pm

“coach has all the players back, but if you go out the rules he will step in.
georgia wants players to go on in life and be a man.
glad we have richt on our side.”

Randy,

If that were true then Richt wouldn’t be having something like 50 players over the past 5 years having been arrested or having a police contact. He’s a fine Christian man but his discipline and leadership of the young men under his charge in terms of learning discipline and staying out of trouble is nothing short of absymal. The arrest records of dawg players and the Fulmer cup championship a couple of years ago prove it.

Bright Idea

October 2nd, 2012
6:44 pm

You overanalyzed. It is simple. Spurrier is about Spurrier. Richt is about others.

SicEm

October 2nd, 2012
6:45 pm

I actually subscribed to The State even though I live in Charlotte becauae I am a huge Morris fan. Anyone who will check the massive ego’s of Holtz and Spurrier is a guy I support. I subscribed after his artivle about SOS selling his soul to win. I love it that he sticks it to that arrogant jack ass.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

October 2nd, 2012
7:02 pm

Richt and Spurrier both have their moral compasses. Spurrier’s just spins a little more.

Really …who gives you the right to judge Steve? Typical media. We can see what Steve has done over the years for it’s documented for everyone. Not so much about you.

KJ

October 2nd, 2012
7:05 pm

“There is only 1 stat you need to know to understand the anti-Spurrier comments from Dawgland.”

Here are a few more stats:

When you throw in his tenure at FSU, Richt is Spurrier’s daddy.
UGA fans are hardly the only ones that think Spurrier is a classless POS.
Spurrier threw a reporter under the bus, said reporter’s family received death threats, when pressed on it, Spurrier implied he had it coming.

North Florida trash, through and through. Sad that he’s apparently your hero.

corkylovesbeer

October 2nd, 2012
7:17 pm

richt never loses his cool is because of jesus

Bob LaBlah

October 2nd, 2012
7:18 pm

Spurrier never beat GA as a player. But he has kicked the ever loving crap out of them as a coach.

corkylovesbeer

October 2nd, 2012
7:22 pm

Jeff, are you a fan of clay travis

Habersham Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
7:23 pm

Thank you Jeff for reminding the Dawg Faithful what kind of man Richt is. I’m proud and grateful that one of Habersham’s finest is playing for him.

Cdpridg

October 2nd, 2012
7:23 pm

Bob…With the exception of beating down Bama a couple yrs ago Spurrier hasnt beat the crap out of anybody sinve the 90s…wake up it is 2012

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

October 2nd, 2012
7:29 pm

The Old Ball Coach has beat the living crap of UGA for years and he owns you! Put Richt at USCe and see what he record would be! You UGA fans talk a great game but you don’t play at that level. One trophy in 75 years but to listen to you one would think you invented football. 1980 is all you got. Get of Steve’s azz.

As for the so called journalist…just provide the box scores. Most any High School reporter can complete.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

October 2nd, 2012
7:32 pm

@cdpridge…sport, just who has one the last two games between the overrated Dogs and Steve? I will hangup and listen to your distorted BS.

Lowcountry Cock

October 2nd, 2012
7:33 pm

Jeff
It’s easy to be nice guy at 5-0 Let Richt lose to SC, Fla and Auburn this year and let’s check his demeanor. Only thng in SEC that counts is wins and losses. If oddsmakers are correct this will be
3 in a row over Dogs for Spurrier. Do you think many Dog fans will leave WB stadium Sat night
after another defeat and celebrate because Richt is a nicer guy??

Cdpridg

October 2nd, 2012
7:36 pm

Wet willie…sport allow me to educate a uninformed bama fan such as yourself…field goal wins are not beating the crap out of anybody….but what spurrier did to your tide a couple yrs ago was a beatdown of black and blue proportion son…

KJ

October 2nd, 2012
7:48 pm

“Let Richt lose to SC, Fla and Auburn this year and let’s check his demeanor. ”

Even if he did lose, his demeanor wouldn’t be in the same universe as that whiny toddler jackazz that you jerk it to. Sad that you don’t know the difference, but when you’re that used to losing, I guess you’ll do anything for a win.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

October 2nd, 2012
7:52 pm

Cdpridge…typical redneck UGA fan….1980 and that will never change. Steve owns you.

Dog in Nam

October 2nd, 2012
7:54 pm

Wet Willie and Tide Rising….I don’t even see many UGA or USC folks responding to this typical writing by Jeff. I mean, he’s a good writer, but often tries to stir something up…I think he kind of missed his intent on this one…just kind of flat, dull and boring. Not many USC or UGA folks responding, and most rather harmlessly. Most UGA folks think Spurrier is a great coach and a cool guy, very interesting. Anyway, the article kind of sucks, but you, Tide Rising, are trying to use it to point out some of your inane misperceptions about the average UGA alum. You guys are both a couple of jerks. I have always really liked Univ. of Alabama and Tuscaloosa, and that won’t change. Your type of childish behavior is not typical of Bama alums, and I doubt if you two even attended University. Please grow up and try to write something that is not uselessly insulting in it’s intent….We are all in awe of your football program… isn’t that enough?….sometimes a Georgia guy may write something stupid and you can openly attack it…if its stupid, it should be attacked….but, Jeff is anything but a UGA guy…I don’t get it on this one…just pure hatred from inside you…..did some UGA folks harm you at some point….why all the unprovoked, unadulterated animosity and hateful anger…..just play ball and let your team talk for you..neither of you are doing very well at it…..Willie, I know your spit here was aimed at Jeff, but I’ve seen your childessly boring drivel for years now aimed at anyone who dares be a fan of UGA….I know you must have been damaged by a Georgia person at some point, but your writing is at least not so bad, but your boy, Tide Rising, ranks up there with the worst, most dull posters….always the same pointless, mindless, anti UGa stuff….Don’t you ever get tired of that crap man?

GB's Hamburgers

October 2nd, 2012
7:56 pm

Spurrier is good for SEC football. He has upgraded USC football. They now have a good team every year. He is colorful and sometimes tells the truth when it might be more prudent to remain quiet. As Proverbs says, “even a fool who remains quiet seems wise.”

SEC Fact Finder

October 2nd, 2012
7:57 pm

Jeff,

I see a difference and it is not meant to be disrespectful to CMR, but I think Spurrier shows emotion because he cares about his program in the waning days of his coaching career and Coach Richt does not show emotion especially negative emotion because who he mentored under( Bobby Bowden).

Different Personalities and his long history with Ron Morris back in his Florida days. Outside of you and Bradley at the AJC we do not see any reporter ever questioning anything Richt does even when some bone head issues have come up( 99.9% not Richt’s direct doing).

Both are great coaches, Spurrier has won a several places ( failed at one location) but overall he has shown that you can wear your emotions on your sleeves and be a winner over and over again.

Good Luck to You and Your School, and Go SEC….IT is going to be a fun saturday to watch football on television if you cannot make it to a game.

Son of Sammy Davis Jr, Jr

October 2nd, 2012
8:03 pm

Spurrier is coming…………………..

Bob LaBlah

October 2nd, 2012
8:04 pm

Cdpridg – allright. It’s 2012. When is the last time a Richt led team played for a national title? How many has he won? And Spurrier?

Lamar

October 2nd, 2012
8:08 pm

Somebody PLEASE ASK Spurrier if he wants to play Arkansas now, Or had he rather play Ole Miss. I BET HE IS HAPPY NOW THAT ARKANSAS IS A JOKE. HECK I AM SURE RICHT WILL SWAP GAMES WITH SPURRIER!! I BET YOU SPURRIER DON’T MIND ARKANSAS AS BAD NOW! ALL HE WANTED WAS A EASY GAME!! IF YOU HAVE A GREAT TEAM LIKE HE THINKS HE HAS, THEN WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE, JUST BEAT THEM!! GO DAWGS!! IF WE DON’T MAKE MISTAKES IN THE GAME, WE WILL WIN BIG! JUST LIKE LAST YEAR, MINUS TURNOVERS, WE WIN BY 28 POINTS!!

Ole Big Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
8:13 pm

And the Dawgs just keep on winning and winning and winning….downright tickled!!

Johnny Cock

October 2nd, 2012
8:23 pm

Go Cocks!!!!

SimpleDawg

October 2nd, 2012
8:27 pm

Spurrier is yapping a lot more now that the Gamecocks are winning more consistently.

When he’s winning, Spurrier is chirpin’….and needling….and generally making an ass of himself – to the delight of his team’s fans, and to the disgust of everyone else.

He’s the Deion Sanders of coaching….when he’s your coach, you love him, but everyone else hates him.

Sonny B. Layne

October 2nd, 2012
8:27 pm

Ask Steve about his little experiment with the Redskins. I was in DC every other week during his reign. He didn’t get too cocky with the Media there. Maybe because he wasn’t doing too well. He can coach in College, but he couldn’t in the Pros. In Columbia, he can say anything he wants to and get by. Not many writers will challenge him there. Let him worry about the Media all week and CMR worry about the game and see what happens. And I did enjoy the Ga Tech Game greatly last Sat. , even more than the Miami Game.

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Ron Zook

October 2nd, 2012
8:29 pm

Learn how to be a better human being yes; but not a better football coach.

DP

October 2nd, 2012
8:32 pm

Jeff, I think you’ve jumped on the side of a fellow newspaper guy without giving both sides of the story. The issues Spurrier has with Morris go back a lot further than the recent flap over whether Connor Shaw should have played against UAB or not (Morris, apparently more informed than the South Carolina team doctor, Spurrier and Shaw, asserted that he should not).

Over a year ago Spurrier said a press conference, with Morris present, that Morris had written a story saying that Spurrier had recruited current running back Bruce Ellington from the South Carolina basketball game to play football and thereby hurt the basketball program. Spurrier said the article was a complete fabrication, that Ellington had approached him after first speaking with the basketball coach about his desire to play football.

Spurrier said his issues with Morris went back years, and a column by Morris on his side of the story that never mentions the Ellington issue notes that he’s covered Spurrier all the way back to his days at Duke, and also covered him for a Florida paper during part of Spurrier’s tenure at UF. So the two of them have a long history. Morris creepily noted that he had a big file chronicling every game Spurrier had ever coached.

In the press conference of more than a year ago (which is on YouTube), after calling out Morris for the story on Ellington, Spurrier said he would no longer answer questions at any press conference Morris attended. This latest flap is just a continuation of the feud.

While Spurrier has always been somewhat thin skinned for a guy who dishes out quite a few barbs, if the story Morris wrote on Ellington is false as Spurrier claims, and given the nasty and unprofessional column he wrote on the possibility of Shaw playing against UAB, I have no problem with Spurrier refusing to deal with him any longer. There have to be some standards of professionalism for a newspaper reporter/columnist, don’t there?

SiddyBoy

October 2nd, 2012
8:40 pm

Great article Jeff !!!

Steve Upchuck Spurious

October 2nd, 2012
8:42 pm

Spurrier…..

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Steve Upchuck Spurious

October 2nd, 2012
8:46 pm

Screw Spurrious. Oh, he’s upset! ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz

DP

October 2nd, 2012
8:47 pm

Here’s the Spurrier clip from October 11, 2011 that I referenced. If Morris made up the Ellington story as Spurrier claimed, I applaud Spurrier for refusing to deal with him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl1-cdcehmk

Here’s a sneering column by Morris on Spurrier playing Shaw against UAB that said he didn’t believe Spurrier when he said Shaw would be fine to play against Missouri after taking a hit on his previously injured shoulder in the UAB game. Shaw not only played the game against Missouri but he was 20 of 21 passing with that chronic season long shoulder problem Morris, who apparently moonlights as a physician, warned his readers about.

http://www.thestate.com/2012/09/19/2447158/morris-starting-shaw-against-uab.html#.UGuJxr_bZek

Laflamablanca

October 2nd, 2012
9:09 pm

Not pumping South Carolina here (they have an equal number of thugs on their roster and really not knocking that either), but always interesting to hear UGA fans bashing other programs as second-class citizens and not “national programs”. Give me a break. GA has a good program…not great. Really have they ever been great? Need to look at the records of programs like Michigan, Alabama, Miami and others who actually have some hardware and quit watching the 1980 sugar bowl VHS. Really just need to chill on casting stones since the rest of the country really doesn’t consider GA as getting over the hump for a “national program” as some of the southern football snobs on here indicate.

BubbaDaBaller

October 2nd, 2012
9:09 pm

St Mark and Thevisortossingtryantosaurus…Go Dawgs!

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

October 2nd, 2012
9:09 pm

Oh there is standards for newspaper writer’s no doubt however anyone meets them.

GTBob

October 2nd, 2012
9:10 pm

Maybe in return Spurrier can teach Richt how to build a nationally relevant team.

Jeff Schultz

October 2nd, 2012
9:12 pm

Herschel Talker — Thanks for the comments. (And sorry, the chalkboard has not yet revealed the “winner.”)

Jeff Schultz

October 2nd, 2012
9:13 pm

Randy — Thanks.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

October 2nd, 2012
9:13 pm

@sonny layne…and how many NFL teams have asked Mark Richt to take their jobs as HC????? I will hangup and listen. That was a 20 million mistake in the old ball coach bank account! He gave his best and it didn’t work. The only way Richt gets to a NFL game is if he buys a ticket.

Jeff Schultz

October 2nd, 2012
9:13 pm

Bright Idea — “You overanalyzed. It is simple. Spurrier is about Spurrier. Richt is about others.”

<<< Well put.

Jeff Schultz

October 2nd, 2012
9:14 pm

Corkylovesbeer — Outkick the Coverage is an entertaining site.

Jeff Schultz

October 2nd, 2012
9:15 pm

Lowcountry Cock — “Jeff … It’s easy to be nice guy at 5-0 Let Richt lose to SC, Fla and Auburn this year and let’s check his demeanor.”

<<< That’s my point. We’ve seen Mark Richt during tough times already and he’s the same guy.

GTBob

October 2nd, 2012
9:22 pm

That’s my point. We’ve seen Mark Richt during tough times already and he’s the same guy.

Richt is pretty much always the same mellow guy who looks like he just woke up from a nap. I am pretty sure if he went to work one day and his office was on fire he wouldn’t really care. The guy is a robot with no emotion and that feeds onto his players.

Jeff Schultz

October 2nd, 2012
9:23 pm

DP — 1) There are a lot of people in media I don’t like so I can assure you this isn’t a case of automatically siding with the newspaper guy; 2) Regardless of whether you believe Ron Morris was correct in criticizing Steve Spurrier for starting Connor Shaw, he’s a columnist. He writes his opinion. Spurrier is welcome to disagree with that opinion but it doesn’t mean there’s some agenda; 3) Spurrier said Ellington article was “complete fabrication.” Again, so you’re asking me to believe that somebody I respect completely made up a story just to take a shot at Spurrier. Not buying it; 4) Spurrier has had issues with Morris for a while, much like he had issues with Orlando’s Larry Guest when he coached Florida. He doesn’t like being questioned about anything.

I think that covers it.

Silver Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
9:23 pm

Mr. Schultz thank you for a nice article about CMR. I have a lot of respect for him and I hope he is fortunate enough to win a championship before he retires from UGA.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

October 2nd, 2012
9:25 pm

Are we talking about football results or we’re selecting a Deacon tonight? Steve put Florida on the map as a player and he saved Florida football! He ran off every coach UGA had before he left Gainesville and you know it! Not many coaches can win at USCe and he does a great job trying to make chicken salad out of chicken sheet and he deserves more than you folks are giving! I am a big Bama fan and Steve and the Gators have kicked our azz many times but the man is a damn good football coach. Like Coach Bryant said about the writer that died when asked to contribute to the expense. “Here is a twent so bury 2″.

@dognNam…I don’t much give a sheet what you think sport. Every article on this site starts with some UGA clown bashing Saban or Bama and that just shows the envy you folks have for a program that has one more NC’s in the past three years than your program in 75 years. Talking folks down to your level was an Auburn plan but I guess UGA is on the same program.

Ole Big Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
9:25 pm

Hmmm…Richt still 5-0…still ranked 5th nation..hmmmm

Sonny B. Layne

October 2nd, 2012
9:25 pm

Wet Willie…keep on smiling

October 2nd, 2012
9:13 pm
@sonny layne…and how many NFL teams have asked Mark Richt to take their jobs as HC????? I will hangup and listen. That was a 20 million mistake in the old ball coach bank account! He gave his best and it didn’t work. The only way Richt gets to a NFL game is if he buys a ticket.

Exactly, neither one are Pro Coaches. The Ole Ball Coach was mighty humble to the media in DC. I was there to read it & watch the news, you weren’t. He didn’t have too many smart things to say during his term there. Ask him about it & he will blow you out of the room.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

October 2nd, 2012
9:26 pm

yep so why no build a statue

Ole Big Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
9:27 pm

Give a sheet???? Speaking of rednecks….

Douglas

October 2nd, 2012
9:34 pm

Even though I, as a minister and UGA fan and alum, do not always agree with Mark’s decisions in football, I do agree with his priorities in life — he has them in the right order. Concerning Spurrier: isn’t he the son of a minister? If so, I wonder if his father ever taught him a thing about Christian humility. From what I have observed, not. Steve is self-obsessed and it is all about “me”. Steve might beat Richt in football, but as a Christian, I want Richt on my team. His priorities are in order.

SOUTH GA DAWG FAN

October 2nd, 2012
9:37 pm

Great top notch piece

JRW7

October 2nd, 2012
9:38 pm

GO DAWGS, beat them cockroaches!!

DP

October 2nd, 2012
9:38 pm

Jeff, I just came across this in the weekly ratings column at SI.com by Andy Staples, who I think is one of the best college football writers anywhere. As I’m sure you’re aware he played for Spurrier at Florida.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/andy_staples/10/02/college-football-power-rankings-week-5/index.html?eref=sihp&sct=hp_t11_a0

“As for Spurrier vs. Ron Morris of The State, both guys are wrong. Morris has repeatedly gone negative at times when there was little negative to be found, and his comparison on a radio show of Spurrier’s two-day refusal to take questions from the media to the Penn State situation crossed the line. Spurrier, meanwhile, said enduring harsh — and often unfair — criticism isn’t part of the job. Spurrier has been a head coach in the SEC for 19 years. Of course it’s part of the job. It’s part of the reason there are so many zeros at the end of each check. As for punishing the rest of the media because he’s mad at Morris, that’s silly. You make the entire team run wind sprints when someone screws up because peer pressure can build discipline within a team. But reporters and columnists are all on different teams. Punishing everyone because you’re mad at one guy sours your relationship with everyone. Even scarier is the thought that a newspaper might cave to the demands of a football coach. Spurrier is well within his rights to complain, but it’s bad business to start firing people because a powerful person disagrees with critical coverage. Football doesn’t matter in the grand scheme, but what happens when it’s the mayor or the governor making the demands? Does the paper cave then, too?”

I agree with the issue of a newspaper caving to pressure, but Staples characterizes Morris as going negative when there was nothing to go negative about. A recent column I read by Morris giving his side of the story never even mentioned the Ellington story. If you had been publicly accused by a high profile coach of making up a story, would you not respond to that?

And I don’t have an issue with Morris saying he doesn’t think Shaw should have played against UAB. I do have an issue with his insinuation that Spurrier is more concerned about winning that about the health of one of his players. Spurrier knew they didn’t need Shaw to beat UAB and had Shaw not been cleared by the team doctor and told Spurrier he was ready to play, there’s no way he would have played him. And as Staples notes, Morris referencing the Penn State situation was completely out of line. At least Morris later acknowledged that and apologized, which is apparently more than he did on the Ellington story.

Ole Big Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
9:45 pm

Yep so why build no statue……mindless redneck jibberish..

Football Mom

October 2nd, 2012
9:48 pm

I’m neither a Gamecock nor a Dawg, but I would not want my sons to play for Spurrier. I’d be thrilled to have them play for a coach like Mark Richt or Dabo Swinney. College lasts for 4 to 5 years, but the lessons they learn as young men last a lifetime. I would prefer my boys be led by men of character, not egotistical maniacs. You don’t have to be a complete jack ass to be a good coach. Let him take his ball and go to the beach. South Carolina can find and hire someone else. He’s not the only winning coach available.

kingdaddy

October 2nd, 2012
9:58 pm

This says it all: Lil stevie suspended Steven Garcia 5 times, BUT HE NEVER MISSED A GAME, LOL…What a joke and a dispised human being who will grab one of his own players by the facemask, (BTW a 15 yard penalty) and embarrass him in front of 80,000/90,000 fans and National TV. What a jerk. He is a terrible role model. Too bad the University of SC cares more about winning a game, than they do the kids in their charge. Bunch of sell-outs…

Smake Doc

October 2nd, 2012
9:58 pm

How many N.C.’s has the CEO won????

Anyone???

Bueller Bueller Bueller

NONE!!!!!!!!!!

kingdaddy

October 2nd, 2012
10:01 pm

What is the difference between a bucket of crap and a Gamecocks fan? The bucket…

jalex48

October 2nd, 2012
10:25 pm

I took the time today to go to the South Carolina’s football site and listen to Coach Spurrior interview with the media and then to Georgia’s site and listened to Coach Richt interview with the media. Trying not to be bias I wanted to see what what was being said about the coaches view of the other team for this up-coming game.

I was expecting both coaches to compliment the play of the opposing team but still maintaining how bad they wanted to win? I was struct by how Coach Richt spoke of South Carolina and how they have played.. It was very positive and complimentary.

When Coach Spurrier was asked about Georgia and it’s defense, he “smirked” and basically dismissed any conversation of Georgia . He basically spoke of how his team played poorely against Kentucky in the first half of their game , but regained it’s composure and subsequently defeated Kentucky.

I found his discussion of the game between his team and Kentucky reasonable and appropriate. I just couldn’t get out of my mind why no discussion of Georgia?

After some time I came to believe the character of both coaches were on display and that Coach Richt displayed respect and consideration toward South Carolina and it’s players. Coach Spurrier showed his disdain for Georgia, it’s player and most of all it’s coach! it was a slap in the face of Georgia, it’s players, it’s coaches.

I hope Georgia will earn his respect this weekend!

Ghost

October 2nd, 2012
10:30 pm

Spurriers record at SC, Only at traditional-less SC would he be considered their best coach ever.
5-6 losses 5 years iun a row gets you fired everywhere but Vandy.

2011 11 2
2010 9 5
2009 7 6
2008 7 6
2007 6 6
2006 8 5
2005, Alabama had to vacate a win due to a textbook scandal, but opponents records are unchanged.
2005 7 5

heeldawg

October 2nd, 2012
10:35 pm

Okay, in summation:

1. Spurrier is a great coach. He’s also a petulant baby, and will do anything to win a ball game. If you told him he’ d beat Georgia this weekend if he’d dig up his mother’s body and eat it, he’d do it in a heartbeat.

2. Richt is a good coach–but an even better man. Anyone who accuses him of being soft on discipline either does not know him or does not understand the situation in Athens. Unlike Spurrier (or Urban Meyer, or Les Miles, or Gene Chizik), Richt does not hesitate to suspend a player for actual game time or dismiss a player from the program when there is a violation of team rules. Has he won a national title yet? No. Will he at some point? Perhaps so, or perhaps not. But will there ever be a Joe Paterno-type situation at U.Ga. on Richt’s watch? Absolutely not. Where your priorities are determines your position on this sort of issue. If you believe in a win-at-all-costs philosophy where the rules are there to be bent to the breaking point, if you believe that winning football games is more important than teaching young men to be responsible adults and good citizens, if you believe that sweeping things under the rug is better than airing them out, then Richt is not your guy.

dbc

October 2nd, 2012
10:39 pm

It’s really very simple. Spurrier is an immature, insecure, hypocrite, Richt is not.

jocrazy

October 2nd, 2012
10:47 pm

its all about ga.beating his ass his senior yr.

Dawg Whisperer

October 2nd, 2012
10:51 pm

Wet Willie…keep on smiling

October 2nd, 2012
7:29 pm
The Old Ball Coach has beat the living crap of UGA for years and he owns you! Put Richt at USCe and see what he record would be! You UGA fans talk a great game but you don’t play at that level. One trophy in 75 years but to listen to you one would think you invented football. 1980 is all you got. Get of Steve’s azz.
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…And Richt owns Saban… keep smiling.

Dawg Whisperer

October 2nd, 2012
10:55 pm

Wet Willie…keep on smiling

October 2nd, 2012
7:52 pm
Cdpridge…typical redneck UGA fan….1980 and that will never change. Steve owns you.
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There is an old saying, “it takes one to know one.” Keep smiling.

saywhat?

October 2nd, 2012
10:57 pm

As bad as cock fans want a national title, I still can’t believe they can justify Spurrier’s attempts to stifle a journalist, hack or not, who criticizes him. Has any other coach ever done that? Shut up and do your job, and let the journalists do theirs. You want to head to the beach? I’ll even buy you a metal detector.

Dawg Whisperer

October 2nd, 2012
10:58 pm

Wet Willie…keep on smiling

October 2nd, 2012
9:09 pm
Oh there is standards for newspaper writer’s no doubt however anyone meets them.
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And what are your standards… more negativity and insults? Keep smiling.

Thomas Brown

October 2nd, 2012
10:59 pm

_________________________
“HEALTHIER PERSPECTIVE”
_________________________

Are we judging a head football coach on a “healthier perspective” in life situations, or what is better as a football coach, Jeff ?

Today, in the Tuesday Media Day Interview, Mark Richt said the kids live to dream to play in games like this, in response to his possible Game # 17 against a team making the Top 10. The head football coach, whose record stands at 3 Wins in 16 games over 12 years, is just # 8 of just SEC teams vs teams who made Top 10 in the Mark Richt era.

“It’s fun. It’s exciting, Mark Richt replied to the reporter saying that Mark Richt has played in a lot of these games through the years. “It’s nice,” Mark Richt went on to say “to be in the middle of the college football world with all eyes on us. You can’t focus on it; but it’s definitely a good place to be.”

Instead of being excited and talking about having fun as a football coach, wouldn’t a “healthier perspective” on his possible 17th game like this Saturday, be that : “We’ve won 3 games out of 16 against teams who made the top 10 in my 12 years here now. Too often, we’ve come in to these contests too hyped-up, or looking to have fun while our top opponents have taken us to the cleaner like no other SEC team in my tenure here. It’s something we have to change about what we’ve been doing. If we win Saturday, and with all the games coming up for South Carolina against us, and Clemson and LSU, there is a probability that South Carolina rather than us, will end up outside the Top 10. Still in a season in which this really is the only game we’re going to play all regular season long against a team this good, I’d like to GATA. I think the players are tired of hearing me say that it’s no fun losing all these games, being # 8 in The SEC during my tenure against teams making the Top 10. That it’s not exciting to watch my players un-prepared with no discipline, and as much as I’d like to be their friends I tell them when they are recruits, I am focused on winning the football game, and fixing all these issues against all these lesser teams. Our players should play focused every week, even though all we’ve played is 5 unranked teams, not teams who make the Top 10 – or, even the Top 25 even. Surely, Florida has a tough road to hoe coming-up, too. Florida plays us, South Carolina, LSU and Florida State. What are their chances of making the Top 10 ? Non-existent. South Carolina, either. But, we have a chance. This is our best shot in my 12 years here. This is our ONLY GAME 2012 regular season, by stark contrast with both of their schedules.”

“I do not want the focus of the college football world to be on watching us and seeing what we do, but on our own players and my coaching staff, stepping-up and beating this 1 opponent. They’ve beat us twice in a row now, and Steve Spurrier can even-up his record at South Carolina against me at 4-4 since he took over there in 2005. He’s taken a lot of shots at me over these years since 2005. About how I recruit far better here in this state of Georgia than he does there in that state of South Carolina. And, yet here we are : Steve O. Spurrier can tie the record against my better talented teams all these years. Certainly, we’ve given the games away not being focused as a coaching staff and as a team.”

You laud him for it, when this is the very aspect of his performance as head football coach, that is instead his biggest criticism. I don’t care about getting along with him. We’re Top 10 College Football Program All-Time in WINS. We don’t go out and win only 3 games in 12 years against 16 teams making the Top 10. This is intolerable to be # 8 of just SEC teams in the Mark Richt era against teams who make the Top 10. Objectionable. Disgraceful. Appalling. Dreadful. Unforgiveable.

A “healthier perspective” as a football coach is to point out how poorly we’ve played winning but 3 games against teams who made the Top 10 in the Mark Richt era, good for # 8 in The SEC in his tenure here now. I don’t give a rat’s behind about how much fun the kids have, or how excited Mark Richt is either about playing teams who did last year make the Top 10. I want to beat them; that’s my focus. We don’t have the right mindset as a coaching staff for our top recruits in games against teams who make the Top 10. He needs to get mad. He needs to tell the players it is unacceptable to be excited about being the focus of the college football world this week, and go out there and GATA. It’s what missing with this football program # 8 in The SEC in the entire Mark Richt era against teams who make the Top 10. GATA.

LakeDawg

October 2nd, 2012
11:03 pm

Spurrier and Richt are two different personalities. They are who they are. Richt has cultivated personal discipline and Spurrier is a hodgepodge of neuroticism. Spurrier has his good points. He’s extremely honest and relative to others in the coaching profession, he runs a clean program. However, being neurotic, he wants complete control and was given that at UF, because of his success. He learned a bad lesson there. Now he’s trying to control the press in Columbia. He would make a good dictator, but he’s fighting a losing battle. The only state where a coach can control the media is Alabama.

Thomas Brown

October 2nd, 2012
11:14 pm

Isn’t that what Mark Richt is trying to do, here ?

LakeDawg

October 2nd, 2012
11:18 pm

Thomas Brown

As someone who has been very critical of Richt over the years, I have to say you are becoming tiresome. I’ve been critical of Richt, because I love UGA. However, he is our coach for this year and nothing can change that. Its one thing to constantly criticize Richt when they’re having a bad season, but when the harangue continues through a 5-0 start with possibly a special season unfolding tells me that your hate of Richt is more important to you than your love of UGA. You need to get a grip.

kingdaddy

October 2nd, 2012
11:20 pm

It’s a full-moon and Thomas Brown has escaped again. Get the nets boys…

kingdaddy

October 2nd, 2012
11:22 pm

Thomas
The guys in the “white suits” are going to find you again. You know you aren’t allowed on a computer anymore…

ballcoach

October 2nd, 2012
11:23 pm

spurrier had a longstanding, bitter feud with a sportswriter in florida when he coached UF, Larry Guest at the orlando sentinel, over some criticism in his first year or two. Spurrier never forgot it and wouldn’t speak to him.

LakeDawg

October 2nd, 2012
11:29 pm

ballcoach

Good point. Spurrier never lets a grudge go. He still hates UGA. Can’t even bring himself to compliment them. Even though that is SOP for coaches to compliment the team they are going to play. Even when he seemingly does compliment them it is backhanded. He said the freshmen RB’s were impressive, but quickly followed that up with the comment that UT must not be very good tacklers. LOL

saywhat?

October 2nd, 2012
11:39 pm

Based on the comments, I guess the bottom line is that Spurrier has loads of talent, a giant ego, and no class. Does that sum it up?

Thomas Brown

October 2nd, 2012
11:41 pm

LakeDawg June 17th, 2012 12:25 am

“I do not have faith in Richt as a coach. I don’t think were destined to underachieve”

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You see ? That’s where I think we differ, LakeDawg. You state this year that you do not have faith in Mark Richt as a coach. Then, you offer up your obligatory contradictory you don’t think we’re destined to underachieve. The 2 sentences, back-to-back are dichotomous. I have plenty of faith in Mark Richt as a man. He’s great. I have complete confidence after 12 years of watching him play 16 games against teams who make the top 10 winning only 3 for the 8th worst in The SEC in the Mark Richt era to know that the man isn’t a football coach destined to do anything in his career against teams who make the top 10.

He doesn’t have the mindset of Steve Spurrier as football coach, and that is why Steve Spurrier, despite the kids not liking him nearly as much as they Love Mark Richt and therefore not having anywhere near the recruiting average ranking of # 20 for Steve Spurrier to # 8 for Mark Richt according to Scout.com since 2005 when Steve Spurrier took over at South Carolina, can even the record against Mark Richt at 4-4.

dbc

October 3rd, 2012
1:23 am

John

October 3rd, 2012
1:26 am

Bottom line-he is a whining baby. Had superior talent at Fla. Went to Redskins and blamed the “crash and burn” act on not having good players. Did the same thing early on at SC. Had the SEC east wrapped up last year, but lost to Auburn. Can he win championships with talent only equal to the competition ? I doubt it, and he will find somebody or something to blame when he doesn’t. Before long, he’ll be dumping on his players like he has done in the past. After all, it couldn’t be HIS fault !!!

USCGAMECOCKBOY

October 3rd, 2012
1:58 am

sad what a media person has to write to get attention. coach spurrier is str8 forward and doesn’t bite his tongue and that is what we love about him. ron has made some accusation that he deserved to be called out about. u don’t ever put our university or coach spurrier in the same sentence as penn state. that is a big noooooo noooo!!

he had issue with lou holtz and now it is coach spurrier. he didn’t say anything when we had our sorry ass basketball coach and team. he went after our former coach and now a.d. coach tanner. he is just hurting himself. keep putting his foot in his mouth and he will be removed from covering USC or will be looking for a new job.

coach spurrier still is the best and he is on u and the pups minds. lol

I LOVE COACH SPURRIER AND MY FIGHTING GAMECOCKS !!GOOO USC FIGHTING GAMECOCKS!!!

TW

October 3rd, 2012
2:23 am

Spurrier is not a great coach without the talent and he will never get the talent at USC. He is 2-4 in Bowl games and has not taken USC to a bowl every year he has coached there. He is 3-4 against UGA while at USC. In 2005, he went 7-5, in 2006 – 8-5, 2007 – 6-6, 2008- 7-6, 2009 7-6, 2009 – 9-5. And, he is only 4-3 against Clemson. He has never had an undefeated season and his mythical National Championship came in a rematch agaisnt FSU in the Bowl Coalition which did not include the Big 10 or the Pac 10. Worse yet, he whined and whined and whined about the officiating in the first Florida-FSU game in 1996 which he lost that the refs were intimidated and called late hit penalties on FSU that were clean. Finally, he was 12-20 as the Redskings Head Coach before he went running away with his tail between his legs.

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
5:08 am

Yeah, and his recruiting at South Carolina since 2005 has averaged # 20 according to Scout.com.

2013 # 13
2012 # 13
2011 # 12
2010 # 34
2009 # 13
2008 # 34
2007 # 7
2006 # 33
2005 # 20
Average Scout.com ranking # 20 all the years at South Carolina

Mark Richt by STARK CONTRAST :
2013 # 5
2012 # 14
2011 # 5
2010 # 21
2009 # 4
2008 # 5
2007 # 17
2006 # 4
2005 # 4
Average Scout.com ranking # 8 Richt while Spurrier at South Carolina

Yet, Spurrier can tie Mark Richt at 4-4 Saturday night.

How can this be ?

Buzz2011

October 3rd, 2012
5:32 am

Spurrier’s teams beat the Dawgs every year don’t they? I think Richt could learn from the old ball coach.

Buzz2011

October 3rd, 2012
5:35 am

Thomas Brown is a Jacket fan!!!

Douglas

October 3rd, 2012
5:46 am

Hey Tide Rising…It’s amazing how arrogant you Bama fans become once you start winning again. If it was not for Saban, where would Bama football be? It just seems a few years ago, Bama was irrelevant in football for quiet a while. Once Saban retires, what will you arrogant children do? Poison some more trees in Auburn? What arrogant hicks you are!

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
6:12 am

This game will boil down to who has the better quarterback head-to-head on the field of play, as it has every game between South Carolina and Georgia since Aaron Murray got here :

2011 :

Aaron Murray Interception and two Fumbles for 21 points handed to USCe Lost by 3.

TURNOVERS BY AARON MURRAY LOST THE GAME BY HIMSELF.

2010 :
9 of 14 on 3rd Down Conversions Stephen Garcia
3 of 11 on 3rd Down Conversions Aaron Murray

6-17, we scored all of 6 points

So, where are we 2012 ?

23 games 217 rush 893 yd 196 of 285 Pass 69 % Connor Shaw
32 games 195 rush 270 yd 536 of 875 Pass 61 % Aaron Murray

You want to see a Dual-Threat Quarterback ?

We talk about Mark Richt making the AP Poll Top 10 in 5 of his 12 seasons here, but only once has South Carolina made the Top 10 at # 9 last season, and they beat us.

Mark Richt vs Steve Spurrier when Spurrier Top 10 record 0-1.

Mark Richt cannot beat teams who make the Top 10, at # 8 of SEC teams in Mark Richt era in games against teams making the Top 10 at 3 Wins out of 16 games to-date.

USCe is not going to make the Top 10 in 2012. They play us, LSU and Clemson while we play ONLY THEM.

sc fan

October 3rd, 2012
6:20 am

you folks miss the point. this reporter is a reporter because he has NO athletic talents. he was left out in pick-em’ as a kid/ he left out important parts of the situation to fit his article. we are used to that in other political blogs these days. the inaccuracies are indicative of incompetence . the articles do not reference the proof of poor reporting by morris. morris is another nerd jealous sports writer. maybe spurrior said he was short ugly and could not throw a football years ago. truth hurts. i bet you could say the same thing about this nerd of a writer. sc is a poor football program historically but you guys miss the point of accepting poor quality work by this writer. he is another guy with no sports talent of other talent who wants to get even with “them”

Ronald Morris

October 3rd, 2012
6:20 am

Interesting – you forgot the part about Ron Morris comparing Spurrier to Joe Paterno on the radio. Fair and Balance would be nice. Oh I forgot – you’re another writer with an agenda.

Georgia Gamecock

October 3rd, 2012
6:28 am

All you tools that hammer away at the OBC is typical of a clueless Ga fan. If Ga had the OBC the last 8 years, how many SEC titles would you have won? So what if the OBC referenced packing it in and heading to the beach. He has earned it and the “power” that Schultz thinks he has is clearly in Schultz’s head not in the OBC’s.

Jealousy can be a cancer and it is obvious that so………. many are jealous of the OBC.

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
6:40 am

Well, the OBC must win this game, or his days at South Carolina will read :

NOTHINGNESS

ZinoDawg

October 3rd, 2012
6:48 am

USC Gamecocks – the Ego of Alabama and the trophy case of Vandy! !

How many SEC titles have the chickens won? ZERO!

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
6:48 am

Steve Spurrier cannot recruit at South Carolina. His average recruit is 3.04. Mark Richt’s average recruit is 3.67. Mark Richt averages # 8 and Steve Spurrier # 20 in recruiting rankings according to Scout.com comparing only the period 2005 through today. Mark Richt gets better talent than Steve Spurrier. All reporters will say about Steve Spurrier that he did well at Florida because in that state, he recruited better talent. But, at South Carolina, he does not have the type of depth on his roster that ALL of his competitors have. This game isn’t about UGA vs USCe. It’s 1 game of your schedule, which also includes Clemson, LSU and us. You’re the only game on our schedule. Florida, likewise, isn’t going to beat LSU, Florida State, us and South Carolina. You make it out like all that matters is who wins this game. You have no hope of making the Top 10 in 2012, and the only time you did is last season. Your schedule is too hard this season, which is what Steve Spurrier has been saying.

Integrity

October 3rd, 2012
6:49 am

I feel Spurrier has given the Dawgs plenty of motivation for Saturday’s game. They will be out to prove him wrong regarding his comments implying that UGA has scheduled its way into the SEC Championship game.

ZinoDawg

October 3rd, 2012
6:50 am

How many SEC titles have the Chickens won?

Ego of Alabama – trophy case of Vandy! LOL!

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
7:07 am

We play USCe only.

USCe plays Georgia, LSU and Clemson.

JB

October 3rd, 2012
7:22 am

Thomas, quit using the word “we”. Please.

JB

October 3rd, 2012
7:23 am

Sprurrier a lot like half the boobs in LA…………………………………..Fake

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
7:27 am

We’re not going to prove anything to Steve Spurrier by beating him Saturday night that by beating him we somehow then play them, LSU and Clemson instead of just them.

That’s a poor thought process, Integrity, that by beating them, we prove that Steve Spurrier was what ? Wrong that they play Clemson, LSU and us while we play only them ?

This is our only game of the season, and USCe cannot possibly make Top 10 team 2012 with their schedule.

If you think Steve Spurrier is wrong, why don’t you address the fact

# 76 for 12 opponents who are 18-21 won/lost record 2012 UGA
# 39 for 12 opponents who are 23-17 won/lost record 2012 USCe

Click Cumulative all regular seasons’ games 2012 :

http://web1.ncaa.org/mfb/2012/Internet/toughest%20schedule/tough.html

Of course, that’s a big word for some of you.

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
7:29 am

JB July 2nd, 2012 10:02 am

“I agree Kingdaddy. Beating up on weak foe and losing to good teams ( not even great teams) is a pattern for the Dawgs the Last three years, And it’s not a lack of talent. You can read a lot of thing into Richt’s new contract, and I’m reading McGarity is not sold. Here’s more rope, and we;ll see.”
_________________________________________________
Did you write this JB ?

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
7:33 am

kingdaddy July 2nd, 2012 9:56 am


JB
If UGA loses to S.C. this year but wins the rest of the scheduled games, then makes it to the SEC-CG and is not competitive, then I see a major shake-up in our staff by McGarrity. UGA has to beat someone ranked this year in my belief. I don’t think CMR & CMB get a free pass this year just for beating unranked teams. This team has the talent to win, but do they have the coaching? Its too late to do anything this year, but ride it out…”
_____________________________________________
Amazing how you 2 would be front and center acting like what ?

PaulPaul

October 3rd, 2012
7:34 am

Thomas Brown
There are drugs that can help you. Staying on a blog writing dissertations that resemble “War and Peace” will not help. As a former health care professional I have seen too many people like you. I realize I am feeding your desire to be recognized but sometimes seeing your inane post just make us real fans want to regurgitate.

Reservoir Dawg

October 3rd, 2012
7:39 am

Mostly agree Jeff but the recent Morris article with the Spurrier Penn State/Sandusky analogy was way over the top. Can’t fault the head ball coach on that one.

Go Dawgs!

Armchair Observer

October 3rd, 2012
7:40 am

@Wet Willie, GTBob, Thomas Brown, and others. In the immortal words of Taylor Swift, “Please don’t worry your pretty little mind, people throw rocks at things that shine.”

Carolina Bays

October 3rd, 2012
7:42 am

But… when it comes to talent and coaching ability, as well as personal integrity, Spurrier is so far ahead of Richt that there’s just no comparison.

Most intelligent people agree with that assessment.

Walter Cronkite

October 3rd, 2012
7:45 am

I don’t know which is worse, the childish coach demanding a reporter be fired or the gutless, butt-kissing editor at the newspaper who actually fired he guy. All of the news outlets should protest and NOT show up any one of the press conference this nut case of a coach has. If you don’t fire him I am going to take my ball and go home…… Wow, what a pusscador !

evil empire

October 3rd, 2012
7:52 am

think what you want…spurrier is the better coach in this game…

Call It Like It Is

October 3rd, 2012
7:58 am

Maybe it’s just a USC thing. Lame Kitten on the West Coast walks out on the reporters. Spurrier on the East Coast gets them fired.

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
8:10 am

“Overall, our Special Teams have been pretty solid,” Mark Richt said. “We have six different units. The majority of the units, I think, have done pretty well.”

This from yesterday’s Tuesday Media Day Interview.

“The Special Teams get a bad rap they do not deserve.”

Excuse me.

We’ve played 5 unranked opponents. In those games our Special Teams :

Extra Points : hit uprights twice that went in, and missed 4 in 5 games.

Punting : # 105 net punting in the nation

Punt Return Defense : # 61 in the nation

Punt Returns : Failures after Failures, consistently # 62 in the nation

Kick-Off Return Yards Defense # 43 in the nation

Kick-Off Returns : Failures consistently # 60 in nation includes Todd Gurley 100-yd

http://www.ncaa.com/stats/football/fbs/current/team/1057/p2

Mark Richt does all he can do to CONTROL THE PRESS. This is hogwash by him, yesterday, as usual from him all 12 years here.

C H Shepard

October 3rd, 2012
8:11 am

Please remember that we are discussing COLLEGE football. Part of the coach’s job is to turn his players into fine young men of integrity and talent. The players are becoming men under their coach’s guidance.

College ball is not professional ball. A pro coach’s ONLY goal is to win. Winning is only ONE of a college coach’s goals for his players. “Win no matter what the cost, and drive the score up as high as you can” are not and never will be Mark Richt’s goals for his players.

And showing little emotion on camera does not mean that no emotion is felt or conveyed to players. Richt simply chooses to maintain a “poker face” during games and when he is filmed.

chilidawg

October 3rd, 2012
8:12 am

Coach, I admire the even keeled outlook. But when it is required, you should let the team know that there is a sense of urgency.

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
8:14 am

Exactly, chilidawg

Whiskey Breath

October 3rd, 2012
8:15 am

Jeff, you never have a clue. Mark Richt could teach Spurrier? You homer idiot!
Spurrier is a future hall of fame coach and I don’t even like the guy. Would you interpret
as cool demeanor under pressure is just laid back lazy coaching. He is not kidding,
he made his money a long time ago and would rather go to sleep.
If any damn team tries to imitate Richt’s discipline, they are idiots like you.
You guys always figure out a way to pat that phony Christian on the back.
Now, go tell Bradley what to write.

OhReally???

October 3rd, 2012
8:15 am

So astropig let me get this straight. You think Spurriers job is to win at all cost and not be concerned with whether 18 year olds become better men?? So basically you’re saying as long as he gets them in, use them up to win but not care about their futures that makes him a great coach? I would never want my son to play for someone that really does not care about him but only cares about winning. And for you to make the comment you did says a lot about you. I am glad all gamecock fans do not hold the same sentiment.

Ghruten

October 3rd, 2012
8:15 am

Mark Richt is a great coach and an even better man. UGA is blessed to have him.

sportzfan

October 3rd, 2012
8:17 am

It’s very easy to make statements about a coach, or any person for that matter when you’re sitting behind a computer and can write anything you like, and I’m speaking of journalist or individuals that post on articles like this. My advise is to take a good look in a mirror and see what faults you can find there. Just like you Jeff, Ron Morris gets paid to create interest and get readers. I really enjoy all the articles in the AJC as well as three other papers I read daily. Ron Morris has written some brilliant articles and won numerous awards, but he has written articles recently that he should have apologized for….and he did. When Spurrier gets personally attacked, he has every right to speak up….and he did.

Brett

October 3rd, 2012
8:21 am

How about writing an article on how to keep grown men and women from barking…..that would be more useful.

LHarding Dawg

October 3rd, 2012
8:29 am

Now thats a oxymoron, Whisky Breath, calling someone an idiot. You know his parents are proud of him.

dick whikey

October 3rd, 2012
8:30 am

the reason richt is so at peace is because he is a christian man and he truly believes the lord has a plan for him and it’s all part of the lord’s plan, i mean when i was a kid i believed in santa claus,the tooth fairy and the easter bunny, and those things made me feel good too

kenlev

October 3rd, 2012
8:34 am

THE GAMECOCKS WIN SATURDAY!!!!!!!

UGAly

October 3rd, 2012
8:34 am

Spurrier is a jerk, but Ron Morris has that “freedom of the press” shield to hide behind while trying to increase his readership by taking gutteral pot shots. I’m not surprised that another journalist would attack Spurrier while ignoring the actions of one of his own. Spurrier should be able to defend himself.

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
8:36 am

# 73 Turnovers Lost

# 76 Tackles for Loss Allowed

# 55 Total Defense

# 57 Rushing Defense

# 38 Tackles for Loss

# 48 Scoring Defense

# 79 Sacks

# 47 Red Zone Defense

# 62 Punt Returns

# 61 Punt Returns Yardage Defense

# 41 Pass Efficiency Defense

# 56 Passing Defense

# 50 Passes Intercepted

# 105 Net Punting

# 60 Kick-Off Returns

# 43 Kick-Off Return Yardage Defense

# 45 at 1st Downs by the Offense

# 37 at 1st Downs Allowed by the Defense

# 90 in number of Penalties on us per game

# 37 on 3rd Down Conversions allowed by Defense

# 34 on 3rd Down Conversions by our Offense

This against 5 unranked opponents, I point out.

Michael Vick

October 3rd, 2012
8:42 am

Anyone have any dogs they want to get rid of ?

Joey

October 3rd, 2012
8:42 am

Sportswriters usually circle the wagons like this when one of their guys gets in a tiff with a coach – nothing unusual with Jeff taking sides as he has.

As far as coaching ability, all I know is Steve Spurrier beat us like a drum for over a decade, about half the time with less talented teams at UF, and now is going for his 3rd straight at SC, who used to win 1 out of 5 against UGA.

Spurrier has made many classless remarks over the years, liked to gouge UGA (and FSU) coaches, especially his buddy, Ray Goff.

But I also read where Richt said that when his wife got cancer, the first person to call him and tell him he was praying for Kathryn and family, was none other than Spurrier.

Ken

October 3rd, 2012
8:48 am

Mark Richt is a true Champion. He is grounded in his faith which keeps him on the right path regardless of what ” football life” throws at him. He proves each week that living a true Christian life in today’s society is very tough, but his example helps change lives in many of the young men that play for him. We all could learn lessons from how he conducts his everyday life. Go coach !!!!
( And I am a GT Grad !! )

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
8:51 am

The 16 teams who made the Top 10 Mark Richt played all 12 years to-date would say the same about Mark Richt with his 3 Wins against them.

GA Sandlapper

October 3rd, 2012
8:53 am

If UGA loses on Saturday, all the “Richt Fans” will be wanting him fired…just like last year!

GA Sandlapper

October 3rd, 2012
8:53 am

If UGA loses on Saturday, all the “Richt Fans” will be wanting him fired…just like last year!

GA Sandlapper

October 3rd, 2012
8:54 am

Most of the fans were upset for him taking a mission trip during the summer instead of focusing on football.

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
8:55 am

Yes, I posted 2 of those in this thread this morning by kingdaddy and JB both who said that already if Mark Richt loses Saturday night.

scgirl

October 3rd, 2012
8:56 am

I sincerely hope all you big mouth bulldog fans are eating crow (or chicken) after the game! Have fun in Columbia!

GA Sandlapper

October 3rd, 2012
8:57 am

Thomas..My bad… Just read the last couple of post.

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
8:58 am

Losing his Defense 11 who are or have been Starters after 2012, and facing Alabama 2013, this game is key for Mark Richt, who doesn’t even play a team who makes the Top 10 in 2012, while Florida faces FSU, Georgia and LSU and while South Carolina faces Georgia, Clemson and LSU.

Joey

October 3rd, 2012
8:59 am

Thanks for the list Thomas, but I knew Richt’s defending his STs as ’solid” was BS – as you have proved. Just another example of our HC burying his head in the sand when his staff is under-performing in certain areas. It’s an example of his ego that he won’t hire a specialist to come “tighten up” the STs. Saban has shown that a program can do that by hiring “advisors.”

I can’t remember having worse kicking and punting games – though we have been bad at defending runbacks for years. But at least we won’t have to hold our breaths anymore watching Mitchell “handle” punts – what a train wreck he was back there.

To Tell the Truth

October 3rd, 2012
9:05 am

Again, Spurrier is the BEST college coach out there, just look in his trophy cases where he has been. There is not a university that would not take him as their coach. He knows how the media is and how it spins and can hurt someone. He is one of the nicest guys that I have ever met. He is painted like a jerk in the media, and the truth is, he is all right by me since I have met the guy.

GA will be the ones whining after Saturday’s loss.

Wallis the dog

October 3rd, 2012
9:05 am

It’s my understanding that Steve Spurious wears the visor in order to hide his circumcision scar.

GT

October 3rd, 2012
9:06 am

It has been a mystery to me why the press gang tackles Spurrier, and I don’t have a dog in the hunt, only an observer who has great respect for great coaches. When you interview someone you hope he is honest, not a public relations spin and with Spurrier you get that in steroids. When you hire a coach you hope he keeps you out of probation, reflexs a good image and such. The main reason you hire a coach and pay him a million plus dollars is to win. Spurrier is one of the few that bring winning and a clean program together. Richt is not a great coach and to compare him with his resume to Steve Spurrier or credit his spacey personality to a great coach is propaganda. Spurrier has been married to the same woman, has raised successful children and must spend an inordinate time on the golf course looking at his game. How up tight is that?

What the press hates is he is smarter than they are. He calls them out on stupid stuff, which they think they are above being called out on. In this modern press bias comes with the ink. I refer to Spurrier’s comments as an editorial to what is really going on in college football and leave the rest to a filter of who they are writing about. Wish the business had more like him.

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
9:07 am

Sand-lapper,

We hope to make you guys eat dirt Saturday night.

Hardly, will the game determine your season with all the big games you have coming up now starting with us, while you’re our season. Whatever happens Saturday night, you’ll never make the Top 10. And, whatever happens Saturday night at your house, you’ll never end up as highly ranked as we.

We’ve had a tough opening 5 games against our 5 unranked opponents. You’ve looked lights out. We have issues at every aspect of our game fumbles and interceptions by the offense, inability to get critical 1st Downs when we had to on offense, defense has flat out sucked, and our special teams could not possibly be any worse-coached than they are.

It’s not really going to be the whole issue, what happens Saturday night – you see ?

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
9:14 am

Joey, it’s what he does. You and I have come to expect this BS from him to the Press. The next day ? Jeff Schultz writes a story praising Mark Richt and failing to note that the reporter was FIRED whom he criticizes Steve O. Spurrier for also calling out – like too every South Carolina Sand-Lapper has done as well.

Mark Richt tells the Press that Our Special Teams have an undeserved bad rap, and this is the next article by Jeff Schultz.

Nothing anyone put up but me about the actual rankings of ours this 2012 season against 5 unranked opponents, and nothing also put up by anyone except by me that Mark Richt has had 16 games against teams who made the Top 10 and Won but 3. Mark Richt CONTROLS the PRESS because they want to be his friends. I could care less about that, as a Top 10 All-Time Football Program in WINS. I just want to GATA Saturday night and beat Spurrier so he can’t say that with 3 times better recruits than he has had at USCe, he has TIED Mark Richt at 4-4.

zbulldawg

October 3rd, 2012
9:15 am

LET THE BIG DAWG EAT

Joey

October 3rd, 2012
9:16 am

GT (9:06)

Bravo. My feelings exactly. Spurrier never had trouble with the NCAA, the law, or his wife (think Petrino) and competed with numerous programs who were cheating: Miami, FSU, Bama, Notre Dame (under Holtz) Auburn all got NCAA probation while Spurrier was at UF.

Funny – Spurrier never cheated and the media hates him. Holtz got every program he ever coached at, on NCAA Probation, and the media loves him.

GT

October 3rd, 2012
9:20 am

Joey excellent comment!

Gary

October 3rd, 2012
9:20 am

Off the field Mark is clearly a man with different priorities and goals than the ball coach. The Ball coach considers his membership to Agusta National as his top priority. Spurrier could learn a lot from Richt about life outside of football. However, on the field there is no doubt from this Georgia fan that their is no comparison between the two. If Spurrier had this Georgia team he would have a national title at the end of the year. He is just a better coach. Also, he would probably still be playing a few guys Richt kicked off the team. I am still not willing to swap. Win or loose this weekend, I am proud of this team and what it has become. I want a class act on the sideline. Something Spurrier lacks. Auburn is a perfect example of selling your soul for results. Yes there is crystal in the trophy case, but not much sense of pride and certainly no respect from anyone outside of the plains. Alabama earns respect. I may not like them but I respect them. I have no respect for USC. Their coach acts like a spoiled 12 year, their players are hardly punished for poor behavior, and their fans demand a respect for a program that has never done ANYTHING to earn it.

ARdawg

October 3rd, 2012
9:21 am

Joey, Thomas

Maybe Spurrier is just a dic and needs calling out himself. More than regularly

Bammer

October 3rd, 2012
9:21 am

I hope South Carolina pounds the snot out of the blowhard bullpups.

UGA is the textbook definition of “all hat…no cattle.”

Have a nice day girls.

ARdawg

October 3rd, 2012
9:22 am

Gary

The Old Bawl Sack is a member at Augusta? I can’t believe that. They might let him hit some bawls on the driving range But, they would never have him as a member

ARdawg

October 3rd, 2012
9:23 am

LOL….You Techsters with bags over your heads pretending to be Bammers is just funny, I don’t care who you are

Dogbone

October 3rd, 2012
9:24 am

Astropig is exactly why there is a South Carolina/Georgia state line. Like Barney Fife says….He’s a nut!

TheSabanFactor

October 3rd, 2012
9:25 am

Mark Richt is all about Wins and Losses, not in teaching lessons.. Look how many chances he gave Odell Thurman, and Caleb “Blackmailer” King. He has never kicked a starter off the team, as the Thuga school policy has booted the only first stringers.. never his call. If he is such a great teacher then what lesson did he teach Odell Thurman.? As long as your a stud, you can get a bazillion chances.

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
9:25 am

ARdawg, I’m confused, sir. Did you say this ?

ARdawg September 28th, 2011 9:56 am

“I am ALL for CMR righting the ship like so many preached on his behalf last year. This is his opportunity to do that but, unfortunately it has not, as yet come to fruition. At this juncture there is very little to indicate that it will. Some where my friend we fans have to think “Punt” knowwhattameen?”

Which is it ?

Odell Thurman

October 3rd, 2012
9:27 am

STFU The Saban Factor…. without Coach Richt I wouldnt be where I am today.. on second thought………..

Joey

October 3rd, 2012
9:28 am

Don’t get me wrong, I want Richt to win every game this season and win it all, if he can. It’s the best chance he will ever have. This offense may can outscore anyone and everyone, if he just lets Bobo do his thing. And I think the D gets better as the main parts play together more.

My criticisms of Richt have always been about his defense of unproducing and sometimes just lousy staff, keeping them on til he just had no choice but to fire them.

Blind loyalty is a great quality of a good man.

Not so much of a great coach.

Go Dawgs.

dawgfan

October 3rd, 2012
9:30 am

I think Spurrier is a little misunderstood sometimes and probably not the raging jerk that many think he is. I also think he’s a little overrated as a coach. He’s good, but not the legendary genius he’s often made out to be. Tech fans are probably some of his most vocal supporters because he beats Georgia for them and he’s got a big mouth which they believe makes one a great coach. See their own coach as example.

shankit

October 3rd, 2012
9:33 am

Any person that skips out on paying a golf bet is, well,
you form your own opinion.
Spurrier, we are still waiting on you in the VCC locker room
to get back from your car to get some cash to pay off your
golf bets you lost to Rodgers and Grant.

Little Giants

October 3rd, 2012
9:43 am

I like Steve Spurrier. He’s entertaining and he’s a very successful coach. He expects a lot out of his players and he’ll do what needs to be done to win. But a lot of coaches are like that, but not as nearly as hilarious. It might not be so funny being one of his players, but then you don’t hear a lot of his former players complaining about their treatment. And not much adoration either. I think Richt and I have a similar opinion regarding Spurrier, nevermind him just consider his jokes as just that, jokes. Sticks and stones and all. Nothing to get bent out of shape over. I’m a UGA alum, but I admire the passion Darth Visor brings to the rivalry. He’s a great heel.

GT

October 3rd, 2012
9:45 am

Gary, your character assassination of Spurrier is typical of the audience Jeff is playing to. Usually Richt kicked players off the team because the Athens police or law enforcement has had to take action first. Richt is like a politician, coaching football is not politics, it is a job, paid for by lots of money, with job expectations and goals reached. Gary you assume things about Spurrier that just are not true. Then Jeff feeds those assumptions with red meat. Then Spurrier is asked what does he think of Jeff or whomever and he calls them hacks. Then you start all over with character assassination.

One thing I have notice with players like Shaw and Latimore in Columbia. They both have great character as do many in Spurrier’s programs over the years. I think Spurrier recruits these guys over others because they see something in him the press refuses to focus on. Generation after generation of not so good character goes to the UGA football program. It is not Spurrier turning his head; he literally has fewer problems with his players than Richt does. But most teams in the SEC have fewer problems than Richt does. Penn State should have taught us a lesson on the responsibility of the press, apparently not.

Gamecock74

October 3rd, 2012
9:48 am

It kills me how every journalist in the country is sticking up for Morris. Ron Morris is one of the most negative writers in America. It is one thing to use facts to back up why a team is not doing well, but to intentionally slander someones character with made up crap is another. He accused Spurrier of “poaching” Bruce Ellington from the basketball team and wrote an article about it. The basketball coach at the time and Ellington both said that never happened. He also wrote several things about how he does not care about the health of his players and was intentionally playing a hurt Connor Shaw. Spurrier only played him, because the medical staff said it was ok. He has never in the history of being at South Carolina, played a hurt player for his benefit. Morris has spewed this garbage since he has been at the Sate newspaper. Enough is enough! He has even accused Ray Tanner of abusing pitchers arms and not caring about them. I am glad someone finally decided to stand up to this idiot. Maybe you guys can hire Morris up here to write for UGA, we will gladly let you have him.

ARdawg

October 3rd, 2012
9:51 am

Thomas Brown

“ARdawg, I’m confused, sir. Did you say this ?”

A misfire on your part. I never called you confused. Maybe you meant that for someone else? If you wish to address me you are welcome to but, please do it with or about my statements.

Spurrier IS a dic and there is nothing wrong with the sportswriters calling him out on it. Despite what these chickens think, he is not God

ARdawg

October 3rd, 2012
10:00 am

Thomas Brown

“I am ALL for CMR righting the ship like so many preached on his behalf last year. This is his opportunity to do that but, unfortunately it has not, as yet come to fruition. At this juncture there is very little to indicate that it will. Some where my friend we fans have to think “Punt” knowwhattameen?”

But, being you asked. Thus far last year and as well as this year it has come to fruition. He has made marde improvement. Are you blind Thomas? Currently he is undefeated, ranked 5th in the country and does control his own destiny to the national championship game. What more did you expect to happen by this point in the game? A national championship already?

As I walked away from the Liberty Bowl in the rain after a humilating loss to UCF, I was ready for a change. I had been before that. I think it was the loss to Colorado. If I made the call he’d already be gone but, I don’t and neither do you.

He has righted the ship, whether you like it or not. The ship is righted. If the wheels fall off tomorrow you can’t justifibly have that right to gripe that he didn’t fix it, he has.

Concerned

October 3rd, 2012
10:00 am

If universities really were concerend with how coaches were percevied Florida would not have hired Doug Dickey, Charlie Pell, Galen Hall, and Steve Spurrier. The same is true with Georgia on Ray Golf and Jim Donnan. Universities want a winner no matter the odds, and at Florida the Bull Gator Boosters wanted a winner no matter what public perception was. The Gators back in the 70s – 90s were oh so desprate. The same with Georgia and South Carolina. Now as for Stevie Wonder, and his manic ways, it is no wonder why the guy is hell bent on winning at all costs. He is a over achiever to a fault. Not grounded evidenced by The Garcia Ordeal.

As for South Carolina, they want a winner really bad, and Steve has them where he wants them. So Steve is in heaven with the rest of the COCKS.

When the university wins, and get to a place where they quit striving, as well have a soild tradition, then a guy like Steve Spurrier will have no place. So SC bought them a prostitute, and no a too pretty one at that.

Put a bag over his head, and a rag in his month, and just keep riding the that………….well you know how to finish this sentence.

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
10:03 am

Garcia suspended 5 times and missed ZERO GAMES! Only thing that got him booted was that he “criticized” lil stevie, lol…

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
10:07 am

ARdawg
you are wasting your time with TB. He is leagally insane and it’s a full-moon…

Dawg Tired

October 3rd, 2012
10:07 am

Two different personalities. Comparisions can be difficult because they are so different. One thing is clear: Spurrier is funnier.

ARdawg

October 3rd, 2012
10:11 am

Concerned

Who, plays the game of football with no intention of winning? Name one?

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
10:12 am

Odell Thurman and Caleb King ?

Mark Richt has given all kinds of second chances to Odell Thurman and to Caleb King ?

Carlton Thomas was suspended 3 times last season, and had he not quit in the off-season was STILL on the team before he transferred-out.

Isaiah Crowell 3 times suspended or arrested and then finally he is kicked-off the team for University of Georgia violation.

And, his side-kick ?

Cootie Harrow ? No one gave Cootie the # 136 Safety in America a scholarship. Isaiah asked Alabama to do that : No deal Lucille they told him. Mark Richt did. And, Cootie had already FLUNKED-OUT when the Five (5) Mark Richt recruits were ALL in Isaiah Crowell’s car at 4 am on Sunday morning. Their defense ? The bar made them smell like drugs. All 5 under-age. All that covered up.

Ken Boo Malcome quit the team and announced his transfer-out. Flunked NCAA Drug Test. Suspended. Mark Richt ? Made him STARTING TAILBACK AHEAD OF TODD GURLEY whom everyone said OWNED THE POSITION all FALL. And, ahead of Keith Marshall, just like Mark Richt put Aron White ahead of Orson Charles because Aron made all of 3 catches his freshman year while Orson had 23 catches his freshman year. And, like Mark Richt put Joe Tereshinski III and Joe Cox BOTH ahead of 1st Pick Over-All NFL Draft Matthew Stafford. We lost 4 games that season, I remind you. And, like Mark Richt redshirted the # 3 RB in the nation (Todd Gurley is the # 3 RB in the nation for direct comparison.) Knowshon Moreno, so we got to see him 2 years and gone.

The list is endless.

Montez Robinson beat up his girlfriend. Left on the team (Can you say that happened in 2012 also ? How’s that worked out in our Secondary 2012 ?) Montez Robinson then beat up her car. He was suspended 1 game total. Then, Montez Robinson beats up his girlfriend or her car a 3rd Time – and only then did the University of Georgia kick Montez Robinson out of UGA for beating up a coed in GOOD STANDING as a student at The University of Georgia.

There are 100 more instances in these 12 years where Mark Richt has

MIS-MANAGED his talent here without any semblance of DISCIPLINE. To Mark Richt DISCIPLINE is instead tough punishment. The 2 are NOT at all the same principle. We lack DISCIPLINE, and we PLAY FAVORITES.

Wilson Pickett

October 3rd, 2012
10:19 am

The old ball coach’s behind would make morris a good Sunday face. The UGA envy of a coach that owns them is showing then again what more is new.

Dawg Rested

October 3rd, 2012
10:23 am

Maybe Spurrier should give stand up a shot..

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
10:24 am

Here are all the players who are supposed to be playing for Mark Richt Saturday night, whom Mark Richt signed to scholarship to play Saturday night :

1.AJ Harmon SR # 10 OT nation 4-Star transfer

2.Dontavius Jackson SR # 23 TB 4-Star transfer

3.Carlton Thomas SR TB transfer

4.Brent Benedict SO # 10 OT 4-Star transfer

5.Nick Williams SR Safety could’ve redshirt 2011 transfer

6.Marcus Dowtin R SR # 7 LB 4-Star could’ve redshirt 11 transfer

7.Toby Jackson SR # 9 DE 4-Star transfer

8.Makiri Pugh SR Safety CB, transfer

9.Montez Robinson SR # 10 DE 4-Star, transfer

10.Washaun Ealey SR # 15 RB nation 4-Star transfer

11.Lonnie Outlaw JR WR transfer

12.Jakar Hamilton SR Safety 4-Star transfer

13.Derek Owens JR CB transfer

14.Demetre Baker JR # 23 LB 4-Star, transfer

15.Jalen Fields JR DE 4-Star, transfer

16.Kent Turene FR # 37 MLB transfer Dream Team # 1

17.Chris Mayes SO DT transfer Dream Team # 2

18.Chris Little SR # 12 OT 4-Star transfer

19.Derrick Lott, JR DE, transfer

00.Marc Deas SO DB CANCELLED HIS TRANSFER 3 April 2012

00.Brandon Burrows CANCELLED HIS TRANSFER 9 July 2012

20.Zach Mettenberger JR # 14 QB 4-star, transfer

21.Jordan Lawrence Love JR 12/31/90 CB 4-star transfer

22.Sanford Seay RFR SE transfer Dream Team # 3

23.Chris Sanders SO 4-Star # 20 S 6’ 4.39 transfer Dream Team # 4

24.Nick Marshall SO 4-Star # 15 CB transfer Dream Team # 5

25.John Atkins F # 23 DT nationally, transfer

26.Leonard Floyd F 4-Star # 18 DE nationally, transfer

27.Cootie Quintavious Harrow Soph S transfer Dream Team # 6

28.Isaiah Crowell # 1 RB nation Soph transfer Dream Team # 7

29.Kolton Houston 4-Star # 6 OG NCAA violation

We have only 67 scholarship recruits remaining plus 1 transfer-in because all these are gone.

Cdpridg

October 3rd, 2012
10:26 am

Pickett!!! Wake up…it is 2012….not the 90’s

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
10:30 am

ARdawg October 3rd, 2012 10:11 am

“Who, plays the game of football with no intention of winning? Name one?”
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Mark Richt; he doesn’t give a hoot about it.

Little Giants

October 3rd, 2012
10:33 am

Wow, TB. You must have a lot of free time.

Wilson Pickett

October 3rd, 2012
10:36 am

@cdpride…listen to U one would think it’s 1980

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
10:38 am

ARdawg, so you did write that :

“But, being you asked. Thus far last year and as well as this year it has come to fruition. He has made marde improvement. Are you blind Thomas? Currently he is undefeated, ranked 5th in the country and does control his own destiny to the national championship game. What more did you expect to happen by this point in the game? A national championship already?

As I walked away from the Liberty Bowl in the rain after a humilating loss to UCF, I was ready for a change. I had been before that. I think it was the loss to Colorado. If I made the call he’d already be gone but, I don’t and neither do you.

He has righted the ship, whether you like it or not. The ship is righted. If the wheels fall off tomorrow you can’t justifibly have that right to gripe that he didn’t fix it, he has.”
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Has come to fruition 2012 ? Against 4 unranked opponents ?

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP – Mark Richt controls his own destiny to NC ? Great googly-woogly.

He hasn’t fixed diddle-e-squat ARdawg. You and I have gone back-and-forth with each other for years, and like JB and kingdaddy, you all WAFFLE depending on the day.

I remain steadfast he has not, is not, will not beat the teams who make the Top 10 better than 8 other SEC teams who have done better than he in the Mark Richt era :

Mark Richt all 12 years vs teams made AP Poll Top 10 :
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26-24 Win 2001 # 4 AP/Coaches TOG #6 /#7 vols*
10-24 Loss 2001 # 3 AP/Coaches TOG 6/6 Florida*
13-34 Loss LSU 2003 # 2*
10-17 Loss LSU 2003 # 2*
06-24 Loss Allbarn 2004 # 2*
34-14 Win LSU 2005 # 6*
35-38 Loss West Virginia mountaineers 2005 # 5*
14-21 Loss Crocodiles 2006 # 1*
37-15 Win Allbarn 2006 # 9*
30-41 Loss Alabama 2008 # 6*
10-49 Loss Crocodiles 2008 # 1*
17-41 Loss Crocodiles 2009 # 3*
31-49 Loss Auburn 2010 # 1*
21-35 Loss Boise State 2011 # 8*
42-45 Loss Sakerlina 2011 # 9*
10-42 Loss LSU 2011 # 2*

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How did he fix that ?
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Cdpridg

October 3rd, 2012
10:38 am

Enter your comments herepickett….correcting ignorance is rather easy…whaddya say?

CHDawg

October 3rd, 2012
10:41 am

What a bunch of naive clowns! This reminds me of going into a high school, heading down to detention hall, and then blaming the administration for the discipline. Richt gets criticized for trying work on the young men’s character too much by some, and then GT and Bozo Brown and company come on here detailing the problems in detention hall and blaming them on Richt! GT, Spurrier has been accused of having his players paid at Florida (google Tank Black + Spurrier). SOS just refuses to discipline his kids. He doesn’t want to know about it. Perhaps he is right (I’m not criticizing him), but even when his players are arrested for underage drinking, he refuses to discipline them! All he would say is that everybody does it, and he simply wouldn’t discipline a kid who was arrested for drinking and driving! Excuse me, but we have had several players suspended for that infraction. Again, I’m not criticizing; I’m only trying to show you how dumb your arguments appear in the light of some common sense and reasoning.

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
10:41 am

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SEC against teams who made Top 10 in Mark Richt era :
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11 Wins LSU # 1

11 Wins Auburn # 2

10 Wins Florida # 3

6 Wins Alabama # 4

6 Wins vols # 5

4 Wins Arkansas # 6

3 Wins Texas A & M # 7

3 Wins UGA # 8

Oh, yeah, my Heavens ARdawg; I am so sorry; he’s really fixed it righted the utterless ship.

GT

October 3rd, 2012
10:42 am

Concerned as Ronald Regan once said,” there you go again”. You are right back on the false assumptions like nothing has been said about facts before you spoke. “They want a winner really bad”, you just indicted the entire SEC, and its fans. You could work a little on Arkansas or maybe on Tenn. fans who are about to run Dooley off, before you run down Spurrier, but then those programs make your program look good, you need them. It is Spurrier that holds a higher bar, took a team not accustomed to winning and put it in your path of easy opponents. If it wasn’t for Spurrier, U of Georgia would have no competition in the division, and he has come to a school barely on a football map to do it. He has done it which about as much clarity and character as any team in the country. UGA has taken one of the proudest brands in all of college football and gone backwards, not only on the field but in the character that represents the team. Richt is a lot like Bowden; he talked the talk but loaded the campus up with thugs. Don’t indict Spurrier until you check your own laundry out. Or do, it doesn’t matter; the truth rises above all of this even when it is compromised by the press. The loser is the guy who transmits and believes the false facts, can’t win not knowing what the truth is, listen to Spurrier he has a good grip on it.

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
10:43 am

CHDawg,

Mark Richt signed 107 scholarship recruits to scholarships to play Saturday night. He has 67 of the 107 remaining, and 1 transfer-in.

Oh, my. How can this be Mark Richt’s fault ?

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
10:47 am

ARdawg,

I asked you a pretty simple question. Did you say it, or didn’t you ?

I asked kingdaddy and JB did they say it, too ?

All 3 of you have not said, yes.

Ole Big Dawg

October 3rd, 2012
10:48 am

Meanwhile…the Dawgs keep winning and winning and winning…lol

Wilson Pickett

October 3rd, 2012
10:49 am

Anybody that can win 9-10 games a year at USCe is a dam good coach. Yes, they might have to cut a few corners along the way but if you don’t believe the other teams in the SEC aren’t doing the same then you’re fooling yourself. I don’t have the time a day for the media in this country. Steve’s results on the filed are documented for everyone to see and there is no hiding the scoreboard 12/13 times a year. Some dude with a laptop spouting what he believes can be done by millions of weak folks.The fact Steve has beaten your program so much over his career is your problem and not what some beatwriter has to say.

UGA 34 USCe 23
UF 23 LSU 17

The auburn and arkansas game will be shown on the comedy channel (network change).

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
10:51 am

LakeDawg, also I asked him did he say it too.

Also no reply that yes, I wrote that. Pretty simple.

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
10:54 am

kingdaddy and JB wrote it about the game Saturday night, that if Mark Richt does not win this game, they both want coaching change

Instead, I get personal attack – no reply.

If there is anyone out there who questions any of their posts, please let me know.

I will provide the URL Link to these which they are incapable of manning-up and admitting while they FLING their Flame posts to ME in reply while our ship remains rudderless.

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
10:55 am

ARdawg
I told you so…he will stalk you now and keep all of your post in a file for future reference. I think he escaped from the looney-bin or they let him out for good behaviour. Either way, he’s not suppossed to be around a computer keyboard…

GT

October 3rd, 2012
10:57 am

Ole Big Dawg, didn’t they lose to USC in Athens, LSU who lost to Alabama and some bowl game at the beginning of the year and the end? Have they played any teams like that this year? They beat those same teams last year.

Pitbull

October 3rd, 2012
10:57 am

Spurrier has never forgotton going into Jacksonville as the UF QB when UF was rated number one and Spurrier had a lock on the Heisman trophy. The Georgia Bulldogs took him to the woodshed and made it hurt.

Spurrier has some type of personality thing. He can never get over s setback. He always holds a grudge. He has to be the most miserable successful coach in America.

He is really kind of sad. That is why people in sports bars laugh and cheer when he gets that look on his face when he knows there is not enough time on the clock for his team to come back and that they are going to lose.

I cannot believe he intentionally runs up the score on college kids. He is really kind of sad. A pathetic little man.

CHDawg

October 3rd, 2012
10:58 am

Thomas, some of your criticism is valid, but how does that compare with Alabama? Also, we are undefeated and number 5 at the moment. If Richt has figured out a way to be competitive with 60+% of the scholarships other schools have, then he is obviously a pretty good coach. Look at it this way, Thomas and IC moved on to our disappointment, but Gurley and Marshall stepped up. Things have a way of working out. Do you think Richt wants to lose players?

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
11:00 am

Ole Big Dawg October 3rd, 2012 10:48 am

“Meanwhile…the Dawgs keep winning and winning and winning…lol”
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Against Five (5) unranked opponents.
0-7 vs current 7 teams who made Top 10
0-9 vs current 9 teams who made Top 25
0-9 vs current 9 SEC teams who made winning SEC records

7 who made Top 10 goes back to # 9 Auburn in 2006
9 SEC teams who made winning SEC records starts with Kentucky game in 2007

2006 season was now 7 seasons ago
2007 season was now 6 seasons ago

Oh, yeah. I take it all back. Mark Richt has RIGHTED THE SHIP with his 67 scholarship recruits plus one transfer-in, 18 under the NCAA 85-man limit of 85 scholarship recruits he could have for this our best chance 2012. Self-Imposed NCAA Probation of 18 LOST SCHOLARSHIP RECRUITS.

Mark Richt : He does it the RIGHT way.

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
11:02 am

Thomas Brown
You are a liar. I worked all night Sat. Night and didn’t get home till after 5:00 am and I did not call for CMR to be replaced. Go take your meds you brain-damaged troll. We are 5-0 and that’s ok with me. Go back in your hole…

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
11:03 am

TBs nuttier than my grannies fruitcake…

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
11:05 am

I’ll be back…

Wilson Pickett

October 3rd, 2012
11:06 am

Mark Richt has to coach his team to a win this Saturday. Can he pass this test? Should be a great game no doubt.

CHDawg

October 3rd, 2012
11:07 am

I think SOS is a great football coach, but I was watching the East Carolina game this year, and just after scoring, and ahead 41-3 in the 4th quarter, he decides to go for two points! I remember seeing an interview a couple of years ago when he said he really wants the Gamecocks to start hanging 50 on their opponents. I guess he really likes to rub losers’ faces in their sorrow? The only reason I could see for going for two was that the next TD would give them 50! I just don’t know what to think? Any Gamecock fans have an explanation for why he did that?

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
11:07 am

Some of the criticism is valid CHDawg ?

No, Mark Richt does not want to lose players. He specifically wants to bring in players he can Minister to. It’s his Calling in life, here. He is more interested in not X and O. You cannot brag on Mark Richt for being # 5 in the nation when he has played 5 unranked opponents. You can brag on Mark Richt when he beats a team who makes the Top 10 to make him then 1-7 vs teams who made the Top 10 after Auburn # 9 in 2006 when he lost to 2-win Vandie.

I really do not think Mark Richt knocked the lid off UGA Top 10 All-Time Football Program in WINS by beating # 4 vols in 2001 when he lost 4 games in 2001.

I really do not think Mark Richt had a good season 2010 playing 4 teams who made any top 25 poll and losing all 4 games.

I really do not think that Mark Richt has earned any bragging rights for 2012 beating only Vandie well this season, his team doing well that one game only when Vandie all season long has only 1 win and it only over Presbyterian Blue Hose.

Ole Big Dawg

October 3rd, 2012
11:08 am

Yep…them Dawgs are 5-0…ranked 5th…beat everyone in their path…scoring at will. My stinger would be itching as well if my team received a beatdown from a cupcake like Middle Tenn. Yep fellas it is great being a Bulldawg!!!

GT

October 3rd, 2012
11:09 am

CHDawg I do think Richt wants to lose players. Too convenient he loses Crowell and gets two stud running backs the same time. Most SEC and good football teams do it, but they don’t ride this character theme, they just do it and win. Georgia has the most talent of any team in the country on defense, I believe that. Does anyone question it was under coached last week? You got in a shoot out with a mediocre offensive team. The idea of bringing thugs on campus is winning football games, not rehab.

rugbydawg79

October 3rd, 2012
11:10 am

Nice job Jeff

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
11:11 am

They asked him why he went for 2 ?

He said, because they wouldn’t let him go for 3.

Timbo

October 3rd, 2012
11:12 am

Mark Richt should take a lesson from Spurrier on how to win Titles. One is greater than none. Playing for two is greater than playing for zero. That’s all that anyone will remember. He also will be known for changing the SEC and making it better.

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
11:15 am

kingdaddy,

Ok, so I am a liar. You did not say this ?

kingdaddy July 2nd, 2012 9:56 am

”JB
If UGA loses to S.C. this year but wins the rest of the scheduled games, then makes it to the SEC-CG and is not competitive, then I see a major shake-up in our staff by McGarrity. UGA has to beat someone ranked this year in my belief. I don’t think CMR & CMB get a free pass this year just for beating unranked teams. This team has the talent to win, but do they have the coaching? Its too late to do anything this year, but ride it out…”
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JB July 2nd, 2012 10:02 am

“I agree Kingdaddy. Beating up on weak foe and losing to good teams ( not even great teams) is a pattern for the Dawgs the Last three years, And it’s not a lack of talent. You can read a lot of thing into Richt’s new contract, and I’m reading McGarity is not sold. Here’s more rope, and we;ll see.”
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Pardon me, if I demand yet another apology from you kingdaddy, you f’ing liar.

Wilson Pickett

October 3rd, 2012
11:16 am

Thomas bringing the facts …over and over. I have to hand it to dude for you sure can get these doggies upset. The UGA fans always have an out in that if they get beat Richt is getting beat the RIGHT WAY! I love that one for sure.

Little info…Nick Saban has challenged the staff,roster,janitor,cafeteria help, and anybody near the football program to get their act together going forward. He is not happy at all about the current progress of the football team. This is no joke. My source tells me he peeled the paint off the meeting room walls this week. These next two weeks will determine whether Bama is the real deal or a Cap One Bowl team. Expect the unexpected.

CHDawg

October 3rd, 2012
11:17 am

GT, I don’t know how much you know about football, but Crowell is a great talent. Nobody in their right mind would lose him unless his discipline issues forced it. It doesn’t cost Richt anything to keep the extra players. He can only lose. Many of the schollys are dormant, as TB pointed out. GT, did you google SOS’s comments about refusing to discipline Tanner for drinking?

Bama Mike

October 3rd, 2012
11:19 am

I would take Spurrier over Richt he has done more with less. Like he noted South Carolina was the only team in the east last year to defeat all eastern teams. Richt is a good person and coach but still not convinced he can get them to the next level and maintain it. Lot of super talented teams did not live up to expectations. Often wondered what would have happened if Georgia had kept Van Gorder. Seemed to drop off after he left. Saban is who he is and another topic for another day.

Gator Mike

October 3rd, 2012
11:22 am

As a Gator, I find Spurrier’s childish rants to be embarassing at times. He is a great coach, and he can be funny, but he needs to lighten up on Ron Morris who is an honest and objective writer.
So Car would still be very mediocre if it were not for Spurrier, but he needs to chill a bit. I agree with SicEm’s post.
I hope the DAWGS clobber SCe. Go Dawgs beat the Gammies, and Go Gators beat LSU

CHDawg

October 3rd, 2012
11:24 am

TB, so you admit Richt doesn’t want to lose players, so what would be his motives for losing good players? Could it possibly be that he runs his football team just like any of us would run our organizations. Hire the best, train them to be the best, and if people don’t meet the standards you give them more training and discipline if necessary. If they lie, cheat, steal, break the law, etc., you have to let them go. So, according to you, we beat terrible “Vandie” and TN teams? I disagree. I think they are both better than you credit them.

CHDawg

October 3rd, 2012
11:32 am

Thomas, that is a great line Spurrier came up with…because I couldn’t go for three! However, the question begs to be asked again, why were you going for two points when you were ahead 41-3 in the 4th quarter? Especially when you look at his recent statements of wanting to “hang 50″ on opponents, you have to wonder.

GT

October 3rd, 2012
11:38 am

CHDawg Crowell was arrested and taken from a car carrying two freshman recruits God knows where, that night, two in the morning. Oh ya he was great for this team, I imagine it took a little politics to keep the other two out of the jail that night too. Carrying a gun, filed off serial number, don’t think any of my friends are in that car that night how about you ChDawg, you riding with this kind of junk in your car? The freshmen are still on the roster.

Common Sense

October 3rd, 2012
11:39 am

Perhaps Richt can take some lessons on winning National Championships from Spurrier in return…

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
11:45 am

- hire the best, yes, great job in recruiting which is why I was the 1st AJ-C poster to call for his EXTENSION this time last year.

- train them to be the best, we could talk about that all day CHDawg. Mark Richt has said he prefers loyalty on his staff to all else, and repeatedly has said that’s why he didn’t want to hire any NFL coaches to his staff. Bottom line is Mark Richt’s coaching staff sucks.

We beat 5 unranked opponents, no matter what your own personal opinion is of any of them.

Mark Richt does not want to let his players go. Mark Richt has however had 29 transfer-out who were supposed to be playing Saturday night. Or, have you all of a sudden forgotten all this off-season conveniently ?

cb

October 3rd, 2012
11:45 am

I love how all these journalists and message board idiots love to take the moral high ground over Spurrier. As if they had his type of power and influence and some scrub from the local fish wrapper, for eight years, tried to drag you and your program through the mud, you would be above busting the chump’s arse. Oh you high and mighty! And please, go on and tell me how much more awesome you are at life that Spurrier and how he is a big crybaby. Please show me your paycheck, Heisman Trophy, National and SEC Championship rings and let’s compare their worth to Spurrier’s. The only whiner’s and crybaby’s in this situation are you buttwipes. It will get much worse Saturday night.

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
11:47 am

CHDawg, how can you explain this ?

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NFL Drafted by each Team Mark Richt era :
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College – Alabama – Florida – LSU – UGA
2012.…….8..…………2.…….5.…….7
2011.…….5.………….4.…….6.…….6
2010.…….7.………….9.…….6.…….5
2009.…….4.………….3.…….6.…….6
2008.…….0.………….2.…….7.…….4
2007.…….3.………….9.…….5.…….5
2006.…….5.………….3.…….7.…….7
2005.…….4.………….3.…….3.…….6
2004.…….4.………….5.…….0.…….4
2003.…….5.………….8.…….4.…….7
2002.…….4.………….8.…….5.…….8
2001.…….3.………….4.…….3.…….7
Total…….52.….……60.…….57……72

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SEC against teams who made Top 10 in Mark Richt era :
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11 Wins LSU # 1

11 Wins Auburn # 2

10 Wins Florida # 3

6 Wins Alabama # 4

6 Wins vols # 5

4 Wins Arkansas # 6

3 Wins Texas A & M # 7

3 Wins UGA # 8

CHDawg

October 3rd, 2012
11:49 am

GT, your arguments are incoherent and loose with the facts. Crowell wasn’t “carrying” the gun, as you misstate. It was hidden under the seat of the car. He was let go from the team for that. That is exactly what Richt should have done. Even though Crowell is a great talent, he crossed the line. Teenagers do a lot of stupid stuff, GT. I don’t know what they knew, and neither do you. I am sure Richt handled it correctly. If they were using drugs they would have been suspended. If they just made a mistake in keeping the wrong company, I’m sure they were trained and disciplined on how to avoid mistakes.

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
11:53 am

It is a well-known widely-accepted fact that Mark Richt has done less with more.

7576DAWG

October 3rd, 2012
11:53 am

Spurrier and Richt are the same if you are comparing who wants this win the most. Spurrier just shows his emotions on the outside where Richt keeps his inside.
The outcome of this game will be determined by which team makes the most mistakes and where on the field the mistake were made. Georgia doesn’t need to run any ball out of the end zone. Make sure you start at least on the 25 yard line. How many time have you seen teams make a mistake after they try to run the ball out of the end zone and get tackled on the 10 or 15 yard line. Play calling get’s a lot more conservative when you are playing out of your own end zone.
Everybody knows that Spurrier will do about anything if he is playing from behind. He is a gambler and is trying to change momentum. Watch for the on-side kicks and the fake punts every time there is a possibility for one. If our defense is lined up a certain way Spurrier will try it.

Ole Big Dawg

October 3rd, 2012
11:54 am

Wilson..the tiniest of facts can get you upset…like 5-0

Ole Big Dawg

October 3rd, 2012
11:54 am

Wilson..the tiniest of facts can get you upset…like 5-0

CHDawg

October 3rd, 2012
11:56 am

Thomas, you are making a great argument for why Richt is a great coach. He has had several SEC championships, finished 2nd in ‘07, and had many other East and ranked finishes. The fact that his players go on to be successful in life means his methods are way above average. He is undefeated and ranked 5 right now. He has a great record overall, too. I would think you would at least wait until they lose to attack him. SC has a great team and they are well coached. Hang in there, TB, maybe UGA will lose and you can get the scent of blood on these boards this weekend. I really hope not. Go Dawgs!

Rantastic

October 3rd, 2012
12:07 pm

TB 10:54 am…
You dumba$$. Read your own crap. You said JB & Kingdaddy said It Saturday night …SAMF…get your story straight you moron …

CHDawg

October 3rd, 2012
12:07 pm

cb, I think the world of Spurrier’s professional abilities. I thought he was going to be the greatest NFL coach in history. He has certainly done well at SC, and there is a lot of evidence that he is a good guy off the field, too. I just think he needs to get someone around him with the authority to question him before going for two when you are up 41-3 in the 4th, and for not publicly slapping an underage drinker/driver on the wrist, regardless of what you do privately. We all make plenty of mistakes, and I guess the difference is that coaches are watched and taped 24/7. I wish him well….after this weekend.

captguitarman

October 3rd, 2012
12:21 pm

Great article with lots of good insights regarding the two coaches it was about. Between the two coaching style’s, Richt’s is certainly far preferable to the seemingly alwasy “petulant” (good word) Spurrier, and that petulance is certainly apparent in how Spurrier deals with his players on the sidelines during tough games. Coaches should never display immature emotions or behavior in front of their players or direct it at their players, and Spurrier does.

Having said all of that, having the fear/respect of your players is absolutely critical, as Richt’s lack of that from time to time has shown. By the time you suspend them or kick them off the team, you have failed them. You can not and should not point to such suspensions and dismissals to show that you are a demanding task master with unbreakable rules and standards, because after the fact, it is a hollow gesture. Having true respect is having a team that fears you enough that it will not cross the line at all. That was, and perhaps still is Richt’s problem. It is okay to be a nice guy, but as a coach, you have to be a nice guy who is not reluctant to breathe fire at your players when necessary.

He just got some important suspended guys back in time for Tennessee, and he will certainly need them on Saturday. If this stuff finally stops and there are no more incidents this year, it may be evidence that Richt is finally getting his arms around this player disrespect issue — and it will keep Georgia in the hunt for SEC/BCS titles. Every coach should have a little Bobby Knight, Woody Hayes and Vince Lombardi in him (not to the point of abuse, of course), but the best coaches all have at least some of that kind toughness, and their teams win.

bobo

October 3rd, 2012
12:25 pm

What about the revolving door on the Athens Correctional Facility. How about them Jail Dawgs!!

Dawg-Gawn

October 3rd, 2012
12:38 pm

Spurrier walks after the flesh…. Richt is a man who walks not after the flesh but after the Spirit. ~Romans 8:1

For those not in the know… take the word flesh…. drop the h…. turn it around & spell it backwards… what does it spell?

“SELF”

UGA is blessed to have Mark Richt, (especially in today’s world) not only as a football coach but as an example of a Grown Christian Man shaped in His image.

“BELIEVE” in the “G”

GA Sandlapper

October 3rd, 2012
12:39 pm

As stated before, THE STATE newspaper in Columbia, needs a sunshine pumper like Schultz!! That is all that we are asking for. We need a biased reporter that is 100% SC and 0% everyone else!

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
12:49 pm

“By the time you suspend them or kick them off the team, you have failed them. You can not and should not point to such suspensions and dismissals to show that you are a demanding task master with unbreakable rules and standards”
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Exactly. If the coach was a demanding task-master, discipline would not be a constant question thrown by all the reporters to the coach, which it is – this reporter on this blog for example, has taken him to task on it multiple times.

Punishing players harshly is not discipline. It is the act which you are forced to do because you had no Discipline in the 1st place.

Take all this off-season for example, and the resultant 67 scholarship recruits plus 1 transfer-in all he has left – evident at the end of every game, already – with more to come. Wait until we get to game # 13 and game # 14 this season in those 4th quarters.

I make a solid argument for Mark Richt being one of the greatest coaches showing him # 8 in The SEC in wins over teams making the Top 10 in the Mark Richt era ?

Put the pipe down.

shakazulu

October 3rd, 2012
12:54 pm

Nobody but Spurrier brings it out of Dawg Nation like this…..Spurrier is not perfect, far from it, and his assertion that Morris get the ax a little far-fetched…but accountability in the press is at an all-time low as “journalists”, bloggers, etc will do whatever it takes to get hits on their websites and say something controversial. How would any of us like to stand up on a daily basis and have to respond to some of the inane gibberish that coaches must. Both Richt and Spurrier are fine coaches but, clearly, Spurrier has done more with less. Any of you armchair coaches out there think you can do better….get a hat and get in the game.

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
12:54 pm

kingdaddy, we all know where he was Saturday night – getting drunk which is all he ever comes in here to tell us all that he’s doing everyday; that, and not going to the games.

what of it?

October 3rd, 2012
12:54 pm

Of course, this neglects to mention Spurrier has twice the SEC championships that Richt does and a national title.

I don’t think anyone disputes Spurrier is more of an a$$, but do you really want complacency as an alternative?

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
12:56 pm

“clearly, Spurrier has done more with less”

and just as

“clearly, Mark Richt has done less with more”

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
12:58 pm

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
1:01 pm

Vince Lombardi is rolling-over in his grave mentioning him in the same sentence with Georgia’s coach, Mark Richt.

what of it?

October 3rd, 2012
1:07 pm

It’s also great and all that Richt is gay for Jesus, but I’d really like to see us win a game as an underdog, just once. We’ll have to in order to take the SEC this year.

CHDawg

October 3rd, 2012
1:07 pm

Thomas, that is exactly what you did. You pointed out rather well that Richt has had the most players drafted of any program, meaning his outstanding recruiting, leadership, and training skills have been validated by the NFL. You pointed out one stat to make your point, but there are many others that contradict that point. In 11 years he has two SEC championships, four SEC East championships, he has a fantastic winning percentage, a number of top ten finishes, and many more ranked finishes. He has been to a lot of great bowls. You could be his unwitting publicist.

CHDawg

October 3rd, 2012
1:10 pm

What of it, Jesus knows where you live…I’d watch my mouth.

DawgNole

October 3rd, 2012
1:20 pm

Wet Willie…keep on smiling
October 2nd, 2012
7:02 pm

Richt and Spurrier both have their moral compasses. Spurrier’s just spins a little more.
Really …who gives you the right to judge Steve? Typical media. We can see what Steve has done over the years for it’s documented for everyone. Not so much about you.
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Shultz’s job–or his “right,” as you put it–as a sports columnist is to offer his OPINION on sports-related topics. He’s done his job here, whether you like/agree with it or not.

Dawg-Gawn

October 3rd, 2012
1:29 pm

Galatians 6:7-8
King James Version (KJV)

7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

“BELIEVE”

[...] 13. What Steve Spurrier can learn from Mark Richt. [...]

ARdawg

October 3rd, 2012
2:05 pm

Thomas Brown

YES. I said it. I meant it word for word. Thank you for attributing my remarks to me instead of other’s remarks you wish I had said.

Richt was on the hot seat ending the year 2010 and then beginning the year 2011 going 0-2. 10 straight wins don’t mean much to you but, obviously it does to the Bulldog Nation. He was given a contract extension at the end of 2011. His 2012 team is currently 5-0 and ranked #5 in the country. How much of that ship hasn’t been “righted” Thomas?Nothing less than a NC rights that ship for you? Going from a 6-7 season to a 5-0 and #5 ranking is a correction. The ship is righted. It can go to h3ll tomorrow and that ship was still righted.

Now, there is a reason he is paid 3-4 mil a year to coach football and you aren’t paid diddly squat to sit on blogs and beeyotch about him. So, who’s the dummy here?

Go Cocks!

October 3rd, 2012
2:07 pm

Nothing else to write about. Sounds like you are preparing for a defeat. Oh, “but we have a great coach at UGA” What a joke. Get ready for the beatdown again.

SportsFan31313

October 3rd, 2012
2:10 pm

Dawgs will win by seven or more points Saturday!!!!!

ARdawg

October 3rd, 2012
2:10 pm

kingdaddy

Thomas has had many monikers over the years but he is the same guy that has posted here for years. I know him well. I don’t believe him any less of a fan than I. I do believe him to be a man who let’s his hatred for Mark Richt eat him up inside to a point it isn’t about the Bulldogs any more. Only about Thomas’s ability to ramble incoherently and consistently. He has to remind himself over and over how much he hates Richt more than he needs to convince anyone here

Wilson Pickett

October 3rd, 2012
2:12 pm

I would say 99% of the so called journalist never played a down. Now they might have been on the little league team and got to play two innings. Their expertise on the game means NOTHING AT ALL.

The story goes a professor at A&M complained about the money being spend on the football program. Coach Bryant told him to let him know when 58k showed for one of his lectures.

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
2:12 pm

Tomasina
You are a treasonous douche. You are not a UGA fan. Your 10:54 am says me and JB said something Sat.night.. when I called you on it, you had to go all the way back in your creepy stalker file on me to July 2, LOL… what a loser. Even that post didn’t say I wanted CMR gone. You were gone for a couple of months and we all thought they finally put you in the nut-house. The only people that agree with any of your useless rants are trolls that hate UGA. As you know,” birds of a feather, flock
togeather.” You are a COO-COO-BIRD. They are going to come put you back in a straight-jacket boy. Go take your meds…

DawgNole

October 3rd, 2012
2:20 pm

LakeDawg
October 2nd, 2012
11:18 pm

Thomas Brown
As someone who has been very critical of Richt over the years, I have to say you are becoming tiresome. I’ve been critical of Richt, because I love UGA. However, he is our coach for this year and nothing can change that. Its one thing to constantly criticize Richt when they’re having a bad season, but when the harangue continues through a 5-0 start with possibly a special season unfolding tells me that your hate of Richt is more important to you than your love of UGA. You need to get a grip.
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“. . . BECOMING tiresome”???

TB and his many aliases have BEEN tiresome–for years. As sick an individual–along with “MCR”–as has ever posted on an AJC blog.

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
2:22 pm

ARdawg
I know bro. I also know I missed the Dawgs game and most of the Falcons because I worked all weekend. I hardly got to say boo last couple of weekends and I have to work this weekend too. Big weekend on Tybee. I usually ignore his a$$, but he lied about me and he is rideing the “short-bus” just to get to the “crazy-train”…

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
2:29 pm

TB has no shame but he does have a lot of psychological problems and needs a proper study of some of his mental functions. Is there such a thing as a “brain-douche”??? He needs some Summers Eve up in there…

DawgNole

October 3rd, 2012
2:38 pm

Buzz2011
October 3rd, 2012
5:32 am

Spurrier’s teams beat the Dawgs every year don’t they? I think Richt could learn from the old ball coach.
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EVERY year? He’s lost 4 times to the Dawgs since coming to SC.

Why come on here and make it all the more obvious to the readers that you’re even more ignorant than your flimsy posts already reveal?

dick whikey

October 3rd, 2012
2:45 pm

bottom line,mark richt,good man,mediocre coach

JoJo

October 3rd, 2012
2:58 pm

I’ll take CMR over any other coach any day. God bless you Coach Richt and God bless the Dawgs.

DawgNole

October 3rd, 2012
2:59 pm

To Tell the Truth
October 3rd, 2012
9:05 am

Again, Spurrier is the BEST college coach out there, just look in his trophy cases where he has been. There is not a university that would not take him as their coach.
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More BS. I guaran-damn-tee ya that UGA and FSU would NEVER “take him as their coach.”

gdawginkalamzoo

October 3rd, 2012
3:12 pm

Spurrier USED to be a great coach until he retired to South Carolina.

DawgNole

October 3rd, 2012
3:13 pm

Thomas Brown
October 3rd, 2012
10:41 am

Oh, yeah, my Heavens ARdawg; I am so sorry; he’s really fixed it righted the utterless ship.
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“. . . utterless ship”? Was it a cow, TB?

Not only demented, but pathetically ignorant.

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
3:34 pm

Jeff
are you moderating me again???

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
3:36 pm

Are you saying I can’t make fun of TB anymore? I must have made him cry…

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
3:40 pm

“kingdaddy and JB wrote it about the game Saturday night, that if Mark Richt does not win this game, they both want coaching change”

You wrote about the game Saturday night. Now, I know the English language is a 2nd language for you, but about the game Saturday night would be USCe – not about the vols’ afternoon game which would have read you wrote about the game last Saturday.

You know ?

Saturday night ?

The night after Friday night ?

The night 2 nights after Thursday night, tomorrow night ?

The night, 3 nights from tonight ?

Jeez Louise. And, I have problems ?

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Did you say this about the game we have Saturday night kingdaddy, sir ?
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kingdaddy July 2nd, 2012 9:56 am

”JB
If UGA loses to S.C. this year but wins the rest of the scheduled games, then makes it to the SEC-CG and is not competitive, then I see a major shake-up in our staff by McGarrity. UGA has to beat someone ranked this year in my belief. I don’t think CMR & CMB get a free pass this year just for beating unranked teams. This team has the talent to win, but do they have the coaching? Its too late to do anything this year, but ride it out…”
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It’s not a trick question, kingdaddy, sir. Did you or did you not write this that you want major shake-up in the staff if we lose Saturday night (3 nights from now.)

My Lord.

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
3:41 pm

DawgNole
Jeff won’t let me comment on your comment. It was a real hoot too…

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
3:44 pm

It’s ok kingdaddy; you can say it. We all know you wrote this post. We all read it at the time and have commented on it since.

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kingdaddy July 2nd, 2012 9:56 am

”JB
If UGA loses to S.C. this year but wins the rest of the scheduled games, then makes it to the SEC-CG and is not competitive, then I see a major shake-up in our staff by McGarrity. UGA has to beat someone ranked this year in my belief. I don’t think CMR & CMB get a free pass this year just for beating unranked teams. This team has the talent to win, but do they have the coaching? Its too late to do anything this year, but ride it out…”
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I presume you get some enjoyment out of having your post repeated ?

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
3:46 pm

ARdawg October 3rd, 2012 2:05 pm

“Thomas Brown YES. I said it. I meant it word for word. Thank you for attributing my remarks to me instead of other’s remarks you wish I had said.”
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There is a man. Unlike others not mentioning any names of any wuss like kingdaddy, kingdaddy.

Steve Crumley Toe Tapper

October 3rd, 2012
3:53 pm

Enter your comments here

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
3:53 pm

ARdawg October 3rd, 2012 2:10 pm

“kingdaddy

Thomas has had many monikers over the years but he is the same guy that has posted here for years. I know him well. I don’t believe him any less of a fan than I. I do believe him to be a man who let’s his hatred for Mark Richt eat him up inside to a point it isn’t about the Bulldogs any more. Only about Thomas’s ability to ramble incoherently and consistently. He has to remind himself over and over how much he hates Richt more than he needs to convince anyone here”
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Don’t contribute anything to you which you didn’t write, but do contrive whatever you want for me. Did I get that right, too, ARdawg ? Aren’t you the guy who had a blog at one time, where you edited one of my posts – no that was dawginduluth who edited the post whilst you out of town – and then reprinted my post on your blog with the WORDS you wanted on my post, not my post. No question mark on that.

If you want to know the TRUTH so help me God Above, I am fed up to here with you so-called Bulldogs’ fans who act like YOU NEVER SAID THIS CRUDOLA, when you have and have done so repeatedly, like only you can say Mark Richt isn’t a very good football coach, but a fine man.

You get any of that ?

How fitting that you and kingdaddy would team-up, since you BOTH repeatedly have bragged how NEITHER of you even go to the games.

Steve Crumley Toe Tapper

October 3rd, 2012
3:55 pm

One coach wants to win so bad that he can’t stand it…one coach doesn’t care very much about winning and losing. Guess which one has the national championship ring?

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
4:05 pm

The one who won last season when he made the Top 10 to make it 7 in a row the other has lost to teams making the Top 10 ?

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
4:07 pm

The one with the worse recruiting ?

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
4:08 pm

Thomas
You’re an idiot. For one thing Lulu, : you wrote this statement………..
“kingdaddy and JB wrote it about the game Sat night”… your writing is as clouded as your judgement. Why didn’t you say we wrote that 3 months ago you dingle-berry.I thought you meant last Sat night you troll. Try to be more precise while you bend the truth, AND if you paid attention to what was written, it clearly states, “if we lose to SC and… UGA has to beat someone ranked” …we still may beat SC, I believe we will and we still play UF who is ranked. Plus UT, Vañdy & Mizz. may all be ranked by the end of the year. You’re clutching at straws if you think I want CMR gone. Leave me out of your psychotic episodes. I am 100% behind Coach Richt…you should try it…

KINGDADDY, YOU WRITE THIS OR NOT SON ?

October 3rd, 2012
4:13 pm

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kingdaddy July 2nd, 2012 9:56 am

”JB
If UGA loses to S.C. this year but wins the rest of the scheduled games, then makes it to the SEC-CG and is not competitive, then I see a major shake-up in our staff by McGarrity. UGA has to beat someone ranked this year in my belief. I don’t think CMR & CMB get a free pass this year just for beating unranked teams. This team has the talent to win, but do they have the coaching? Its too late to do anything this year, but ride it out…”
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KINGDADDY, YOU WRITE THIS OR NOT SON ?

October 3rd, 2012
4:17 pm

That sure looks like your writing. 10 times 1 blog asked did you write it. 10 times no reply.

I’d say that pretty much covers it that you wrote it.

If you didn’t write it, you would have said heck no.

I never said if we lose to South Carolina 2012, if we don’t beat top teams 2012, that Mike Bobo and Mark Richt do not get a Free Pass for 2012. They have plenty of talent, averaging # 8 recruiting class to # 20 average Steve Spurrier recruiting rankings.

But, for the life of me, I cannot figure out your “Its too late to do anything this year, but ride it out…”

That was 2 months ago you wrote this, kingdaddy. Were you drunk and don’t know if you wrote it ?

Would you like the URL Link to see the other drunk posts that morning too so you can then determine if you might have written this, or not ?

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
4:20 pm

Thomas
When did you start lying so much? You used to just be crazy. Now you’re crazy and delusional. Call your Doc and tell him to up your meds. Whatever you’re on now ain’t cutting it…try to get some help. I enjoyed many games in Athens but I have never bragged about not going to a UGA game, ever. Quit worring so much, you’ll bring on a spell and they will have to get the men with the nets after you again…

KINGDADDY, YOU WRITE THIS OR NOT SON ?

October 3rd, 2012
4:24 pm

Sure you have both.

(1) Repeatedly bragged that you are DRUNK whilst you post here on AJ-C.
(2) Repeatedly bragged including on THIS BLOG RIGHT HERE that you don’t go to the games.

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
4:24 pm

Dumba$$, I mean Thomas,
if I said I wrote it, will you STFU? IT still doesn’t say I want CMR gone, lol…

KINGDADDY, YOU WRITE THIS OR NOT SON ?

October 3rd, 2012
4:25 pm

I see you also are trying to side-track the issue.

Is that your post you twerp ?

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
4:27 pm

If you’ll admit you’re crazy I will agree with you, lol…

kingdaddy, sir, you want to try to explain what this post says since none of us speak English, you know ?

October 3rd, 2012
4:28 pm

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kingdaddy July 2nd, 2012 9:56 am

”JB
If UGA loses to S.C. this year but wins the rest of the scheduled games, then makes it to the SEC-CG and is not competitive, then I see a major shake-up in our staff by McGarrity. UGA has to beat someone ranked this year in my belief. I don’t think CMR & CMB get a free pass this year just for beating unranked teams. This team has the talent to win, but do they have the coaching? Its too late to do anything this year, but ride it out…”
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kingdaddy, sir, you want to try to explain what this post says since none of us speak English, you know ?

October 3rd, 2012
4:29 pm

CMR is clear enough in your post you wrote and admit you wrote.

kingdaddy, sir, you want to try to explain what this post says since none of us speak English, you know ?

October 3rd, 2012
4:33 pm

kingdaddy October 3rd, 2012 4:24 pm

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“if I said I wrote it, will you STFU? IT still doesn’t say I want CMR gone”
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Thank you for that explanation of what you said 2 months ago. I guess you felt that needed to be said, now, looking at what you wrote then about “CMR.”

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
4:35 pm

I really missed you looney toons. I have one question though and I thought you probably would know…You ever hear the phrase “He’s Crazy as a Bedbug!”??? Well just how crazy are bedbugs??? Come on, you can tell me…I’d also like to know if you are a normal person after the full-moon wanes???

Ed

October 3rd, 2012
4:40 pm

Spurrier is a strange duck. Even during his heyday as UF’s coach, when he was the toast of college football, he always seemed a little out of sorts and never particularly happy. He left UF at the height of his powers and has never returned to that level, so it doesn’t surprise me that he’s hyper-sensitive to criticism. He should know by now that it comes with the territory. You’d think millions of dollars and an Augusta National membership would make a man content, but maybe he’s not capable of it.

GOOGLE SEARCH - maybe you never thought of doing a google search on your words - see your post July 2 ?

October 3rd, 2012
4:42 pm

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
4:49 pm

July 2nd to Oct 3rd is 3 months goofy…
where does it say fire Mark Richt? …shake up the staff means just that. Don’t make stuff up, it’s ugly and you have enough problems…don’t you? ….
TB, please give your psychiatrist a call and get some treatment & counseling, maybe some therapy. We are really worried about you and Jeff Schultz wants his blog back. Plus, I’m tired of this game. You are boring …

LHarding Dawg

October 3rd, 2012
4:49 pm

I don’t think he got the Augusta membership. Maybe that’s why he is always upset.

Ed

October 3rd, 2012
4:50 pm

Earlier this year I heard an interview with Spurrier on Sirius Channel 91. To my surprise, he praised Vince Dooley as “a great coach,” rare praise from a man who hates all things UGA. Maybe he remembered the whippings that VD’s teams use to dish out to UF, including Spurrier’s ‘66 team.

But what struck me was the contrast between the two men. Dooley won with class and always went out of his way to praise and respect an opponent. Spurrier needles opponents, regardless of whether they are inferior, or superior like most of Bobby Bowden’s FSU teams in the 90s. The man could win 90% of his games, and I’d still say he’s no Vince Dooley.

And he’s certainly no Mark Richt.

Thomas Brown

October 3rd, 2012
4:53 pm

You are quite clear in your post what you said. Everyone can read it.

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
4:58 pm

Jeff Schultz
I apoligize to you for the detour and letting myself get off the article. Arguing with some people is like driving on a race track, you keep passing the same ol scenery over and over. Was it Pascal Perez that got stuck on I-285 and was late for a start? LOL that was funny. Anyway, I’m sorry and I will try to stay on subject…

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
5:03 pm

Tommy
The only thing clear is you’re an idiot-savant only good for complaining…have a nice day…

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
5:39 pm

Jeff
On an intentional facemask, is it just 15 yards or do they eject you?
Second Question…Can they throw q flag on Coach Spurrier the next time he grabs one of his own players by the facemask and jerks his players head around while he cusses him for jumping off-sides or making a mistake in the game? I’m serious…

Hillbilly D

October 3rd, 2012
6:06 pm

You have to give the Evil Genius credit; he really knows how to get into people’s heads.

[...] Spurrier Could Learn From Richt Like this:LikeBe the first to like this. [...]

shakazulu

October 3rd, 2012
6:30 pm

Anybody got some proof of Spurrier grabbing someone by the facemask on the sideline? I’d like to see it.

bamaguy

October 3rd, 2012
6:57 pm

Spurrier should take lessons from RIcht on how to handle ciriticism, and Richt should take lessons from Spurrier on how to coach football.

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
7:11 pm

Zulu
I don’t know how long you’ve been out of diapers, but you could probably Google it @ Spurrier triads on the sidelines. If that doesn’t work, try Spurrier’s rage on the sidelines. Keep trying with rants, fits or screaming, lol. One of those will work. I’ve seen it several times myself and wondered why anyone would let their sons play for such a pos…

shakazulu

October 3rd, 2012
7:16 pm

Long time out of diapers kingdaddy….I played for him and was just wondering where this came from as I’ve never seen anything resembling that. Thanks for your input. Now rants and tirades? Sure enough.

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
7:17 pm

Shak,
he grabs them by the facemask so they can’t look away from him while he is cussing them out for a mistake. I have watched him against UGA since he left the Dukies. Can you imagine him doing that to you in front of 90,000 fans AND NATIONAL TV???

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
7:30 pm

shakazulu
I don’t know you, but I can’t see how you aren’t aware of his sideline disipline. Maybe you didn’t need any of his justice. Everybody makes mistakes, even him…

Dawg-Gawn

October 3rd, 2012
7:40 pm

This video by Terrance Donnels a.k.a. LSUFreek, sort of matches this article, I thought it to be rather comical.

Link below:

http://bit.ly/Q28P5f

If this link does not work just google – Terrance Donnels monkey god of sec

Perfect description of coach Spurrier – hilarious stuff!!!

“BELIEVE” in the “G”

shakazulu

October 3rd, 2012
7:50 pm

Ha! LSUFreek is on top of his game, as usual. King, I had a coach grab me by the facemask once and jerk me around….he was the biggest son of a yatch I ever met and it did little to inspire anyone….especially me! He lasted two years and was gone. I think that really crosses the line and if you’ve ever had it done to you, you know what I mean. I would be surprised if he yanked the facemask, now if he got in somebody’s face and made some contact that way by happenstance, that’s another issue. Regardless, he is what he is and I reckon that’s what makes him quite unique and worthy of 20 page threads on message boards. Good evening all and enjoy the games….should be some blood-lettings.

kingdaddy

October 3rd, 2012
8:11 pm

Shak
Agreed, good luck…

Carolina girl

October 3rd, 2012
8:32 pm

As a minister, are you allowed to judge?

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

October 3rd, 2012
8:51 pm

Name one college that would have selected Mark Richt over Steve as HC. Spare us your BS regarding MR does it the right way.

Jimmy Ejide

October 3rd, 2012
11:07 pm

Jeff Schultz is evidently a tool for writing that baseless accusations and/or reporting substantiated with only lies are equal to criticism. Jeff’s piece equally reflects the common trend the so called journalists and bloggers of today use to easily disregard facts in their race to create or fan rumors instead of reporting news.

Here we go again..

October 4th, 2012
1:58 am

Works both ways doesn’t it Jeff? I remember you whining a couple of weeks back because Mike Smith wouldn’t give you some precious information. Are you a “whining, petulant second grader” also?

Thomas Brown

October 4th, 2012
2:12 am

“Spurrier should take lessons from RIcht on how to handle ciriticism, and Richt should take lessons from Spurrier on how to coach football.”

Thomas Brown

October 4th, 2012
2:45 am

Leading receiver Michael Bennett, speaking prior to his right ACL injury in Tuesday’s practice, opined that Aaron Murray does want to erase any doubts. Even if he doesn’t say it. Aaron Murray is 0-9 vs teams who made any top 25 and lost 2 more games to teams who did not any top 25 poll in his entire career at Georgia starting December 2008 here. This leaves Aaron Murray having to go 13-1 both 2012 and 2013 just to tie David Greene’s UGA Record of 43 wins as starting QB. Aaron Murray’s play against South Carolina every year has been a huge reason why The Dawgs have lost every year to Steve Spurrier. “I think he wants to prove himself. It’s a big game, and everyone wants to prove themselves in a big game like this,” Michael Bennett went on. “For whatever reason, people say he hasn’t played great in big games.”
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Neither has his coach, # 8 in The SEC during his tenure here against teams who made the Top 10 at 3 Wins only out of 16 such games over these 12 years to-date. And of course with South Carolina having games against Georgia, Clemson and LSU this season, there is no hope that South Carolina make it to the Top 10 this season – not with that schedule. Compare that schedule with our own of just only South Carolina 2012.

Mark Richt is down to just 66 scholarship players plus one transfer-in to play Saturday night. That’s the day after tomorrow to twerps.

Aaron Murray had this to say on the topic which he has frequently been quoted as saying himself that he does not have a Signature Win :

“Right now it’s a huge win for us to beat the No. 6 team in the country, to go into their home and beat them. It’s another SEC win leading to our ultimate goal of Atlanta and Miami.”

National Championship Quarterback Aaron Murray brags pre-game. These are bulletin board words pre-game by a guy whom South Carolina has OWNED. Right Aaron Murray, you’re the National Championship Quarterback, uh-huh with your 32 games started, 11 lost, 56 sacks, 1 yards per carry on 200 rushes to-date and 61 percent pass completion percentages with your own teammates telling you in your survey that you need to be a Better Leader On and Off the Field Is this an example of that, pre-game like your Tweet to Boise State last season that you are “headin’ down to the Dome to kick some booty.”

Thomas Brown

October 4th, 2012
4:34 am

The Bear

October 4th, 2012
4:47 pm

We all new Spurrie was and is a Cock!

Bill Davis

October 5th, 2012
9:09 am

So, the argument is: Our dude is better because he’s mellowed on Quaaludes, while the other dude stinks because he is totally a testy speed-freak? Don’t get me wrong: as a Dawg alum and a diehard ‘Skins fan, I hope nothing but the worst for Spurrier – especially as I spend the weekend in Columbia for my son’s travel baseball tourney. But Richt needs to, in the words of Samuel L. Jackson, “Wake the #@%! up!” How many arrests over the past 5 years as he scrambled to get athletes? How many bowl wins over teams not named Hawai’i? They want him in Columbia; let’em have him.

iopbrave

October 5th, 2012
12:30 pm

Hey Schultz

Why don’t you say that Richt and the GA program are like the Penn State program and see what Richt and all the Dawgs have to say. Unemployment line for you then!

uga2000

October 6th, 2012
8:41 am

Steve has every rights to be “cocky.” He is great for the SEC. He is a great plays caller.

Charleston Jacket

October 6th, 2012
8:42 pm

Spurrier owned the mutts while at Florida and owns them at South Carolina.

21- O at the half – sweet.

Better put some more Div II oponents on your schedule.

Russa

October 6th, 2012
9:42 pm

“Spurrier should take lesson from Richt on handling criticism”

Richt needs to take lessons from Spurrier on how to win the big games

azdawg

October 7th, 2012
12:49 am

Jeff. I’ll take a journalist bashing spurrier over a can’t win the big one richt anyday. spurrier now owns ga just like he did as fl coach. he’s a winner whereas richt is a nice man.

Charles

October 7th, 2012
7:07 am

Hate him all you want he is a damn good coach. He has proven that at ever college he has coached at. He is intense and a winner. Look at other successful programs. Alabama, LSU, Mississippi State, and South Carolina to name a few and don’t look now here comes Florida. To win you have got to play to win not hope some other team is going to help get you there.

Freehawk

October 7th, 2012
8:22 am

“Like I told the guys, ‘The bad news is we took a whipping, but the good news is that we all took it together.” – Good Saint Richt

Fbfab

October 7th, 2012
9:28 am

I guess it is a good thing Richt is so better than Spurrier at handling criticism. Because Spurrier owns him on the field!!!!!!! Ha!

scwebbie

October 7th, 2012
10:03 am

I love columnists who write a column based on telling half the story! Exactly what Morris does in Columbia, except it is not an attack against Spurrier’s football, it’s an attack against Spurrier’s integrity. You’ve expressed your opinion based on half the story (incorrectly). This is exactly why the public at large is so antagonistic towards the press.

Cocky

October 7th, 2012
11:28 am

Richt should take a lesson from Spurrier on coaching football.

icon pack

October 7th, 2012
4:57 pm

Joe

October 7th, 2012
10:58 pm

Wow Jeff, you couldn’t just admit the the dawgs got whipped on the field and out coached from the sidelines this year, you had to attack the spurrier. Are you buddies with Morris? Birds of a feather.

icons library

October 7th, 2012
11:18 pm

Brian Mayan

October 8th, 2012
5:15 am

After all that, I’ll take the 6-0 coach over the 5-1 coach all day!

Garnet Spur

October 8th, 2012
6:50 am

35-7 for third straight!!! Nuff said!!!

LogicalUS

October 9th, 2012
8:40 am

It seems that Spurrier does not need to take ANY LESSONS at all from Richt.

He delivered a pretty detailed lecture on Saturday night and then sent little Marky to sit in the corner.

don abernethy

October 9th, 2012
8:50 am

Georgia should have hired Spurrier in 2005.

Warhorse

October 9th, 2012
12:06 pm

You took too many crip journalism courses instead of obtaining an education that would afford analysis. Spurrier has a design of taking the heat off his team and putting it on himself. Richt and others are targets for criticism that moves on to his team.

Warhorse

October 9th, 2012
12:17 pm

“The bad news is we took a whipping, but the good news is that we all took it together.”

Is Mark Richt fostering clusterflagellation, a religious practice of the most holy in ancient days?

Deisel

October 9th, 2012
3:04 pm

Most of the UGA fanbase could learn how to handle a loss like their headcoach Richt.

I was wondering how the Dawg fans would react to their beatdown by the Gamecocks and the results didn’t surprise me.

QB Murray’s house being vandalized is just plan stupid and juvenile. Much like that Bama fan poisoning the famous Auburn oak trees — all because of a football game.

There are a ton of morons in the southeast and most of those morons are the diehard football idiots that scream, “S..E..C….S..E..C” because their particular university (the one they never attended) team stinks.

I could NOT WAIT to get out of the southeast and back west where there are a lot more educated people that don’t tie the quality of their life to a football team’s winning rocord.

Keep your S..E..C if that’s what it means to you.
And try to get a life sometime in your life.

mcdaviddawg

October 9th, 2012
6:28 pm

Richt doesn’t respond because he doesn’t really care. Since Rciht obviously doesn’t want to coach, he should do the honorable thing and quit. We’re not getting much for the 3 mil a year.

mac is back

October 9th, 2012
7:08 pm

Knowing younr starting rb has failed a drug test a drug test and deciding to not “find out” till the next week is not being of higher morals than other SEC coaches.