Short takes (UGA): Rambo’s ascent, Gurley’s comfort

Bacarri Rambo (18) stripped David Sims' of ball returrned fumble to set up touchdown. (Johnny Crawford/AJC)

Bacarri Rambo (18) stripped David Sims' of ball, set up touchdown. (Johnny Crawford/AJC)

ATHENS — I’ll be back with my column off of Georgia’s win over Georgia Tech shortly. Until then, here are my three “short takes” on the Bulldogs’ performance.

1. Bacarri Rambo is in a groove: The Bulldogs’ senior free safety was suspended for the first four games of the season and struggled along with the rest of Georgia’s defense when he initially returned. But he has been playing his best football of the season in the past five games. He had an interception and a sack against Florida, an interception at Auburn, and owned the first half against Georgia Tech: two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and 49-yard return to set up the Dogs’ second touchdown and an interception of Vad Lee followed by a 27-yard return to set up Georgia’s fourth TD. It’s no coincidence the improvement of Georgia’s defense has paralleled that of Rambo.

Aaron Murray, Todd Gurley and Georgia's offense seemed to be signaling "touchdown" all game. (Curtis Compton/AJC)

Aaron Murray, Todd Gurley and Georgia's offense seemed to be signaling "touchdown" all game. (Curtis Compton/AJC)

2. Todd Gurley looks like a vet: Last week Gurley became Georgia’s first freshman running back since Herschel Walker to rush for over 1,000 yards. With every game, he looks more comfortable and less like an 18-year-old. He had 10 carries for 88 yards and two touchdowns in the first half alone, running through holes created by Georgia’s line and powering over Jackets’ defenders. He finished with 12 carries for 97 yards before being pulled. Gurley and Keith Marshall have given the Dogs’ offense balance, which could be a key against Alabama. Marshall’s afternoon: seven carries for 66 yards and two scores.

3. Aaron Murray: Look at me now: The Georgia quarterback was hammered by critics after throwing three interceptions in the first quarter against Florida, when it looked as though he would fizzle in a big game. But since the fourth quarter that day, when he threw a game-winning touchdown pass to Malcolm Mitchell, Murray has 14 touchdown passes and zero interceptions in the last four-plus games (13 quarters). His efficiency and ability to avoid turnovers also could be key against Alabama.

– By Jeff Schultz

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193 comments Add your comment

Leghumpers Ahoy

November 24th, 2012
3:09 pm

It’s really sad that UGA alumni and fans have only their football team to take pride in. It’s even sadder that this pride depends on the performance of illiterate dummies who don’t even come close to meeting minimum academic requirements. 84% of UGA football players are what UGA calls “special admits,” which is just a euphemism for admitting bozos who can’t even read.

This sorry practice not only cheapens all UGA degrees (which are pretty worthless to begin with), but embarrasses the State of Georgia and its citizens. And Mark Richt is the one behind the atrocities at UGA.

So enjoy your victories, and be kind to your former players when you see them working menial jobs in custodial or sanitation services. Or pushing a shopping cart around, looking for a warm place to sleep at night. That’s your UGA reality.

Michael

November 24th, 2012
3:12 pm

Love it when Techies always revert to “We’re smarter than your are.” Go back to the debate team, dummy.

kingdaddy

November 24th, 2012
3:13 pm

Schultz
see it wasn’t as bad on the blog as you thought, lol..

rivercard

November 24th, 2012
3:13 pm

Jeff, Surely the quality of the opponents(or lack thereof) has been a factor in Georgia performance last few weeks. They still need to prove it against quality opponents before I am sold. I do like their balance on offense.

red hill

November 24th, 2012
3:13 pm

@Leghumpers Ahoy- Go back to your comic book and Star Wars blogs.

JD

November 24th, 2012
3:14 pm

Talk about sour grapes. Why do you bother watching college football Mr. Leghumpher? Its just a game.

USMC DAWG

November 24th, 2012
3:14 pm

SOUR GRAPES! Come on Leghumpers Ahoy, get some class and get over it!

GT is a fine institution and so is UGA.

We beat you in a game of football today, the sun will still rise in the East tomorrow.

Go Dawgs!

Vampire Bill

November 24th, 2012
3:15 pm

Go Dawgs. Congrats to the bugs for an excellent effort

kingdaddy

November 24th, 2012
3:15 pm

Leghumper
Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaa.
What a whiner. You just made my day…

GTBob

November 24th, 2012
3:16 pm

Aaron Murray, padding his stats against terrible teams, convincing AJC pundits that he is great.

Will

November 24th, 2012
3:17 pm

@ Ahoy, knew this would come up when we smoked Tech and it did. Poor excuse for a Tech fan. You have to throw out personal insults when you get owned.

Michael

November 24th, 2012
3:18 pm

Oh yeah, Fire Coach Richt. Fire Bobo!

J Clay

November 24th, 2012
3:19 pm

Go Dawgs, excited about next week.

Point 3 still off to me though. Murray needs to play well against a good team, which he has yet to do. He is the best qb against average to below average teams in UGA history, BUT one of the worst in school history against good teams.

The big question

November 24th, 2012
3:19 pm

Ahoy, it hurts real bad doesn’t it to keep losing to a superior school doesn’t it. Your insults don’t change anything. Glad it hurts so much….

kingdaddy

November 24th, 2012
3:20 pm

GT will be ok, but nerds like leghumper are a lost cause…

Michael

November 24th, 2012
3:21 pm

And fire Urban Meyer, too.

fayncdawg

November 24th, 2012
3:22 pm

Schultzie

I don’t know if it was your blog, but I stated that since that 1st half of the Florida game, NOBODY has played better than Murray, not even the so-called Heisman contenders. He somehow continues his groove against Bammer, Murray just might get a Heisman invitation (and he should).

kingdaddy

November 24th, 2012
3:23 pm

Lou Putz had to remind everybody about the cocks/UGA game. Maybe he’s leghumper…

Will

November 24th, 2012
3:24 pm

GT will never beat UGA with CPJ at head coach again. Grantham has figured it out. The starting defense held Tech to 3 points all day. Tech sucks and will always suck. 11 out of 12 vs. the Bugs from Atlanta. Next year we’ll make it 12 out of 13 and the song goes on!

Pj

November 24th, 2012
3:24 pm

Next Saturday is the most important Georgia football game since the 1982 national title game. I have my 4 tickets. Tech fans reverting to the “degree” argument… Just shut up and take your beat down like an adult.

BubbaGolf

November 24th, 2012
3:24 pm

Leghumpers Ahoy: Oh, that hurt. You’re such a brute…LOL!

The Grinch

November 24th, 2012
3:24 pm

Bitter tech fans – your coaching genius Paul Johnson could do a little “deja vu” here. Just think – CPJ could say this loss to UGA didn’t matter because they have bigger fish to fry playing in next week’s A She She championship game.

BWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA.

HURTS SO GOOD

November 24th, 2012
3:25 pm

Come on baby now it hurts so guuuuuuud!

Red Bud Dawg

November 24th, 2012
3:25 pm

Hey yellow Fuzz, we scorde our “42″ what about the “45″ you prodicted the yeller jackets would score? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Turkeyneck

November 24th, 2012
3:26 pm

Ahoy and GTBob: turn tv off. Turn WOW back on. Love it. Love it. Love it.

Hahahahahahahahaha

It’s great. To be. A ga bulldog!

kingdaddy

November 24th, 2012
3:26 pm

Hey Nerds…MAYBE NEXT YEAR, LOL…

fayncdawg

November 24th, 2012
3:27 pm

BTW CPJ needs to go back to GSU! Tech is only going hurt themselves by not seeking to upgrade the coaching RIGHT NOW! 300 yards rushing and ONE touchdown? You cannot recruit anybody with that brand of football!

The Grinch

November 24th, 2012
3:27 pm

Leghumpers Ahoy
November 24th, 2012
3:09 pm

Same thing from the previous article. Gee, Jeff will have many more articles moving forward, so could you cut an paste this one in all of them? :roll:

Red Bud Dawg

November 24th, 2012
3:28 pm

Bet the Orange Bowl selection comittee is sweating it you guys could win the ACC championship

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UGA COACHES WERE MAD B/C

November 24th, 2012
3:28 pm

of the dirty chop block that classless fish fry teaches. Does anyone know if Mike Thorton, our 3rd string NT is ok? He looked alright but you never know with those knees. DIRTY, FILTHY, COWARDLY PLAY from a team that I would expect nothing less. Shame!

Dumbo

November 24th, 2012
3:28 pm

Leghumpers Ahoy……P.O.T. go home a play with your mini slide rule

CHDawg

November 24th, 2012
3:29 pm

The chop block on Thornton ruined the game for me. What is wrong with those refs? I thought they should have called a couple on UGA and absolutely should have called a couple on Tech. The center engaged Thornton and the left guard just took out his knee. All of the the hate talk before just puts a question in your mind. If Tech wants to train for the cut blocks, the refs have to call the chops strictly. I just hope they haven’t ended Thornton’s career.

Red Bud Dawg

November 24th, 2012
3:30 pm

bet its mighty queit down at st simons island right about now

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DaveDawg

November 24th, 2012
3:30 pm

GTbob….can you say Tech Sucks

kingdaddy

November 24th, 2012
3:30 pm

There is some great games today. Hope we had some big time recruits at the game…

fayncdawg

November 24th, 2012
3:30 pm

GTbob

Finally something coming out of your sewer that isn’t a BF lie! You finally admit that Tech is terrible!

Will

November 24th, 2012
3:32 pm

It isn’t even worth trash talking with GT fans anymore.

UGA COACHES WERE MAD B/C

November 24th, 2012
3:32 pm

Please someone post Mike Thorton’s status if you find out.

Why do we play these coward scum bags? WE HAVE NOTHING TO GAIN BUT FACING THIS CIRCUS OFFENSE!

It actually could end up hurting us against Bama. And remember last year? We beat them by 2 scores, they were top 25 team, AND WE DROP IN THE POLLS! WE DROPPED!

Nothing to gain by playing these losers and everything to lose. We do them a favor by continuing to schedule this game and it as a miracle that Thorton was the only player hurt. Until that arrogant fool leaves town as a fish fry cook, we should schedule another DIV 1 team. Not even a rivalry anymore.

Thoughts?

Red Bud Dawg

November 24th, 2012
3:32 pm

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Rick James

November 24th, 2012
3:32 pm

@Leghumpers Ahoy

It’s really sad that UGA alumni and fans have only their football team to take pride in. It’s even sadder that this pride depends on the performance of illiterate dummies who don’t even come close to meeting minimum academic requirements. 84% of UGA football players are what UGA calls “special admits,” which is just a euphemism for admitting bozos who can’t even read.

This sorry practice not only cheapens all UGA degrees (which are pretty worthless to begin with), but embarrasses the State of Georgia and its citizens. And Mark Richt is the one behind the atrocities at UGA.

So enjoy your victories, and be kind to your former players when you see them working menial jobs in custodial or sanitation services. Or pushing a shopping cart around, looking for a warm place to sleep at night. That’s your UGA reality.
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I can introduce you to very prominant member of your 1990 split championship tean who works as a securtity guard at a local strip club..So much for that Tech degree.And did Kenny Anderson ever graduate? I guess Reuben Houston was running his drug cartel on the campus to get a head start on all of the sucess he was going to have with Georgia Tech degree.After getting all of that off your chest do you feel better? It didnt change the outcome of the game.Go Dawgs!!

sbolen1975

November 24th, 2012
3:32 pm

Come on tech people… lets hear about 2008. Go Dawgs!

ScoutDawg

November 24th, 2012
3:32 pm

GTSLOB, yeah you are RIGHT. Any other QB in America could have made those throws. That is, EXCEPT yours.

JB

November 24th, 2012
3:33 pm

There will be 4 SEC jobs open this time tomorrow. The Russian is gone. No prospects to fill them in site.

UGA OWNS gtu

November 24th, 2012
3:33 pm

We run this state!!!

gtu is a PATHETIC excuse for a team. We’d have more of a challege playing Valdosta State than PATHETIC gtu.

We’re simply better than gtu. Always.

Red Bud Dawg

November 24th, 2012
3:33 pm

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GTBob

November 24th, 2012
3:34 pm

GTbob….can you say Tech Sucks

I have said it a few hundred times this year.

SEC Historian

November 24th, 2012
3:35 pm

@Leghumpers Ahoy—First prove your 84% and what is Tech’s percentage? Yep, you made that up unless you can prove it. Second, being jealous is not the way to live your life. Get over it and move on.

ScoutDawg

November 24th, 2012
3:35 pm

RBD, don’t be that guy, please.

Red Bud Dawg

November 24th, 2012
3:36 pm

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I-DOG

November 24th, 2012
3:36 pm

you stay classy leghumpers.

You do realize that 10 of the 19 recruits in the most recent Georgia recruiting class were either offered by tech or Duke, right? I guess they would have been engineering students if they said “yes” to tech, but becuase they said “no” to tech’s scholarship offer they are are all bozos that can’t read.

You offered BOTH Marshall and Gurley scholarships to the “institute”. You may have noticed them playing for UGA today.

How can 84% be special admits when more than half got scholarship offers from duke or tech? Either tech and Duke are football factories that want all the special admits they can get or someone is playing fast and loose with the facts.