Is the Florida series Richt’s ultimate test?

Asked to name Georgia’s biggest SEC rivals, most fans quickly will say Florida first and Auburn second. Then maybe Tennessee, followed by South Carolina. Or should LSU rank above those two? What about Alabama? 

As rivalries go, the usual weak sisters of the SEC East (Kentucky and Vandy) and the SEC West teams we don’t play that often (Arkansas, Ole Miss and Mississippi State) probably wouldn’t be anyone’s pick.

But the fact is that as tight as the battle for the SEC East title is most years, every conference game is important. Not equally important, because if, say, Georgia and Florida wind up with the same record in the East but Florida beats Georgia head to head, they take the division. Still, it’s safe to say that even games against Vandy and Mississippi State are more important in terms of the Dogs’ SEC goals than the annual nonconference game against Georgia Tech. 

Does Mark Richt have to have a winning record against Florida to be considered UGA's greatest coach?

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So considering that, the fact that Mark Richt has a winning record in his eight years against every SEC team except the Gators is pretty impressive. He’s undefeated against Arkansas (4-0), Ole Miss (4-0) and Mississippi State (2-0). He’s 7-1 against Vandy and Kentucky, with the only losses coming during that 2006 midseason slump. Richt is 6-2 against South Carolina, 3-1 against Alabama, 5-3 against Tennessee and Auburn and 3-2 against LSU (with both losses to the Bengal Tigers coming during the 2003 season, the second being in the SEC Championship game). Only with the 2-6 record against Florida is the dean of SEC coaches on the negative side. And two of those losses came to national championship teams. 

Overall, Richt is 48-19 in SEC games, with a 27-13 record against SEC East teams and 21-6 against the SEC West. (His nonconference record, of course, is a superlative 34-3).

So here’s today’s question: If Richt were to stay at UGA for many years and continue to have a winning record against every SEC team except Florida, would you rank him as the Dogs’ greatest coach? Or is a winning record against the Gators a prerequisite for achieving that distinction? Feel free to comment, vote in the poll or both.

143 comments Add your comment

Jimmy in Gainesville

July 27th, 2009
7:09 am

I’d be willing to lose them all to beat the gators. I am truly a Gator HATER. It’s time to whip up on Florida. I think in my mind the overall success with the Dawgs is to win at Florida. I still feel Jacksonville has a lot to do with this record. It’s become a Florida home game and it’s time to do something about it. It would be a different game in Athens every other year. You can’t run without the horses and Florida always seems to have the horses. CMR needs to do whatever necessary to beat Florida. I’d let it all hang out in the Florida game … go for it every time. Yep, Florida is the way I judge a season … the KY, Vanderbilts and SC’s are good … but beating Florida is the top.

Dawgingermany

July 27th, 2009
7:16 am

Gotta beat the gators to win a nc. Gotta win a nc or two to be the best ever. So, yeah gotta beat Florida.

saint simons

July 27th, 2009
7:22 am

((((( 45 42 ))))) hahahahahahahaha

god and greyhound

July 27th, 2009
7:25 am

Rickt gone after 3iar to tech in 2010

DawgsWin

July 27th, 2009
7:32 am

I hate florida more than any other school and their obnoxious fans drive me to drink! Richt needs to get better players and coaches and figure a way to beat them more. Getting blown out by florida is embarrassing. They need to move the game to Athens every other year to give Ga a better chance to win!

Peephole 2009 World Tour

July 27th, 2009
7:41 am

careful where you do your butt crunches bill king

Hungry Dawg

July 27th, 2009
7:44 am

Beating UF is critical and the game being in Jacksonville is a non-issue. Before Spurrier took over at UF and UGA suffered through the Goff and Donnan years we owned the Gators in Jacksonville. Richt is doing a great job of recruiting with top 10 classes each year which means that we are on par with UF talent wise. Up until last years blow out against the Dawgs in Jax every losing game during the Richt years has been a close one with the Dawgs losing by a touch down or less. If it hadn’t been for Shockly being hurt for the UF game his one year as starter we would have won that game and probably played for the NC.

Also Saint Simpleton should remember that the Jackets are 1-7 against Richt, so enjoy it while you can as the Dawgs are about to run off another 7 wins against GT and Paul Johnson will soon be moving on to greener pastures. hahahahahahahaha!!!!

EverGator

July 27th, 2009
7:58 am

Hey, “Dawgswin”…Florida did beat Georgia in Athens, so it really doesnt matter where the game is played, but how it is played…

Ali Akbar Allah

July 27th, 2009
8:05 am

Don’t forget that in 7 years he will have a losing record against Tech.

Ali Akbar Allah

July 27th, 2009
8:05 am

Enter your comments here

Top Dawg

July 27th, 2009
8:17 am

While Coach Dooley was coaching UGA, Florida was nowhere as near as good as they are now. That needs to be taken into account when comparing the relative coaching skills of these two UGA greats.

who is asher allen?

July 27th, 2009
8:23 am

Doolie was a fraud. without hershal he was basically jim donnan

FloridaAlum

July 27th, 2009
8:24 am

Florida wins mainly because of Florida High School talent and superior recruiting. Georgia (Dooley) dominated Florida when I went there (77 – 81) so it stands to reason that in order to compare with Vince one must perform like Vince (beat Florida). Not all Florida fans are obnoxious.

David

July 27th, 2009
8:25 am

Richt’s resume is impressive on its face. You can make numbers say what you want in a lot of cases. Some of the greatest coaching names in College Football…Paterno, Bowden, etc. have coached over 30 years in the same place to have one or maybe two National Titles.

Having a winning record overall against the Gators isn’t what its about. It’s beating them when you have the overall talent and it is capturing the elusive National Crown.

Regardless, I wouldn’t trade Richt for anyone else. He has built Georgia’s brand the right way and given the opportunity, he is in it for the LONG HAUL.

Jim morrison

July 27th, 2009
8:26 am

Talk about obnoxious fans, try looking in your own backyard.

Yes, dawg fans I’m calling you out. Bunch of moaners about the good ole days (1980). Give me a break! Until UGA wins a NC, shut it up!

Florida will continue to own GA.

Enough Said!

bigdawg01

July 27th, 2009
8:27 am

He has to beat FL, period. Tech is second. Agree with the earlier post. We could lose every game but beat FL.

FloridaAlum

July 27th, 2009
8:28 am

I agree with David but would like to add that you can’t win the NC without winning in Jax.

coach joe

July 27th, 2009
8:29 am

no one can touch the gators

GatorMan

July 27th, 2009
8:31 am

Hey Jimmy; It has become a home game every year because of your whining team.

DawginLex

July 27th, 2009
8:32 am

1.) don’t move the game from Jville
2.) richt is already the best coach UGA has ever had
3.) things go in cycles, we owned florida and they had zero football tradition until SOS came along

BG

July 27th, 2009
8:33 am

This years schedule is a beast. I just hope we can win a majority of our games this year. I hope UF falls into the W column.

Cuz

July 27th, 2009
8:33 am

To be the best you have to beat the best. Right now the best is Florida. Coach Richt has to beat them consistently or like an Auburn series before it swung our way, every other year. And for God’s sake quit whining about the game in JAX helping the other team cause it is in their state. With that line of thinking we should be undefeated in the GA Dome. I think we are close to fifty-fifty.

What do you mean UF was know where near as good back then. They had Charley Pell and Galen Hall as head coaches. When we played the games most of the time we were ranked closely. This is what helped make it a big sell on TV along with the off campus site and hot drunk bleached blondes.

god

July 27th, 2009
8:34 am

Vince dooley is so overrated. take out the herschel years and he was a 7/8 win type coach

Cuz

July 27th, 2009
8:35 am

Jim Morrison, go soak in a tub.

GatorMan

July 27th, 2009
8:36 am

Vince was over rated and it was because of Hershel and he did own Florida. If Richt keeps his losing record against the Gators with continuted top 5 recruiting classes he will be another Ray Goff. There are only 2 games that can keep or loose a UGA coaches job; Tech and the Gators.

Hal

July 27th, 2009
8:37 am

some of you idiot turn so juvenile on here behind the veil of anonymity. UGA ‘er Mark RIcht having a winning record against UF is going to be a tall order to fill at this point and yes of the 6 losses I could count 4 that easily could have gone our way so now what? We have to “Finish the Drill” with Florida the same way we have all other 10 SEC teams. Get over the brain cramp and play ball. You can’t say we just need to be competitive, we have been. Its time to start winning and beating the better UF teams. Ric Flair used to say, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man!” We just have to win.

Having said that, anyone realize that if we win this year we’ve split the last 6? Also, if you wanna know where the real balance of power in this rivalry is… check the offweek for each team historically. UF had it 15 years off while we played.

Clay

July 27th, 2009
8:37 am

UF may be the most important game; but, to me, Auburn and Ga Tech are the games I really want to win the most for personal reasons. Also, Georgia and Florida started playing football before 1990. UGA still has a winning record in the series. Vince Dooley beat Florida 17 times. In the last 5 years, the series record is UF up 3-2. Recent history has not been as dominant as the 19 year record suggests.

tim

July 27th, 2009
8:37 am

I can’t believe someone called Vince Dooley a fraud…..just like a puppy fan who knows absolutely nothing about uga football….Dooley was a great coach and a great man…be ashamed for your crass statement–that being said I’m a Gator and I despise the sorry ass puppies. i can’t wait until holloween when the hational champions will once again show the football world that we own you ladies, and we will whip your weak butts by at least 24 maybe more. you’ll wish for a great coach like Vince because the milk toast guy that’s there now couldn’t carry Dooley’s clipboard.

Bill King

July 27th, 2009
8:42 am

Once again I think we need to point out to those folks who dismiss Dooley as an “eight win coach” that in most of those years the regular season was only 10 games.

Herschel Talker

July 27th, 2009
8:49 am

Ali Akbar Allah smells

Sid

July 27th, 2009
8:50 am

Hey:

Check other schools’records against UF since(Sub)urban Meyer has been at UF before we get too critical of CMR.

1eyedJack

July 27th, 2009
8:52 am

GA is so overrated, without Hershel GA is another South Carolina.

But CMR is is even more overrated. First he has no class, rushing the field after a touchdown and black jerseys majically appearing are about as high school as you get. He has no institutional control, his players consistently are getting arrested and he just makes excuses (makes sense because he learned from Bobby). And he is OK with finishing second or third every year. He doesn’t have that winning attitude. Sure it is great that he is a nice guy, but Meyer and Tebow are 2 of the nicest guys on earth but they are winners also. CMR and GA are a bunch of losers.

Okefenokee Dawg

July 27th, 2009
8:53 am

It is CMR’s biggest game, and if he doesn’t start winning that game he will be gone.

Brad in Jasper

July 27th, 2009
8:53 am

Hi all. It’s a shame UGA, UF, Bama, GT , etc. fans have such bad representation on these blogs. We could have some real football discussion if we could weed out the baloney. I am a realistic UGA alum who enjoys reading the posts of Atlanta Gator and a few others who have something substantive to say on here. Some of my fellow Dawg fans truly amaze me sometimes.

Back to the subject – Things do go in cycles. There was a time when GT owned the SEC and UF football was an afterthought. UF has had a tremendous run with its entire athletic program this decade, and I tip my hat to them for it. I think once Tebow’s leadership is gone, they will still be darned good but maybe a little more beatable on the gridiron. I think UGA will be better as a whole without the team’s reliance on star talent. I’ll take a blue-collar QB and a scrappy D anyday over some cover boys. It got Bama pretty far last year, maybe even farther in the near future.

As for CMR, I’ll take him any day of the week. Has he frustrated me in the past? Many times. Would I want his job, and could I do it better? Why hell no. I think his record that Bill mentioned in the article speaks for itself. The occasional SEC titles will come our way, and if the mythical NC (American Football Idol/ESPN Championship) never comes Richt’s way, I will still be grateful for the work he has done here. With that being said, I still want to beat those Gators!! Go Dawgs.

Neutral

July 27th, 2009
8:56 am

I haved lived in Atlanta and Tampa and can honestly say that Georgia fans are just as obnoxious as Florida fans. But what makes me laugh the most is the constant complaining about the Jax game. Really? The stadium is split 50/50. WHere is the advantage for Florida? Florida takes an hour and a half bus ride. Georgia flys 40 minutes directly from Athens. And they get there on Thursday. So there is no advantage. Stop crying and just call a spade a spade. Georgia dominated at one point. Florida dominated for the last 15 or so years. It seems to be balancing back out here over the last few years. Richt will win. But Georgia fans will never stop crying about something.

god and greyhound

July 27th, 2009
9:01 am

Only mutt fans would be delusional enough to think they could lose a #1 qb and a franchise rb and actually think theyd be better lol

GTDog

July 27th, 2009
9:03 am

I would say that right now, Richt and UGA are going to be measured against UF. As previously noted, UF is currently THE standard by which all programs are being measured. Today, the path to SEC and National titles runs through Gainesville (or JAX for us). That will change at some point, but for now the Gators have to be the most important game on the schedule, ASSUMING the the Dogs take care of business the rest of the season.

We’re fortunate to have UF in our division; what doesn’t kill ya only makes ya stronger…

gatorman770

July 27th, 2009
9:04 am

I hate the UGA curdawgs more than any other school and their obnoxious delusional fans drive me to drink. That said I’ve been around living for the fall and college football, you curs are lucky to have Richt. Vince is over rated due to the 1980 NC season. Take away Hershel Walker and Vince is just the “King of Whine” (I’d take Bobby Dodd over him anytime). Compare the first 10 season records of Richt and Dooley. When Richt soon leaves and goes to FSU or Miami you’ll wish you had been more appreciative!

mightyKC

July 27th, 2009
9:06 am

DawginLex
3.) things go in cycles, we owned florida and they had zero football tradition until SOS came along

i love how dawg fans don’t recognize the converse of this…since SOS came along, UGA has also been average. two SEC championships in 20 years? big deal…we’ll have more NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS in the same time. get in line w/ all of the other pretenders in this league. And nobody cares about how good you were in 1959. Ga Tech won more SEC titles from 1939 to 1952 then you losers did, and i don’t hear them talking about it (although maybe they should).

GTDog

July 27th, 2009
9:06 am

Oh, and it could be worse! Do you really want your program’s success judged by a game vs. UF, or a game vs., say…NC State or some other “good” program (I know, I know, I’ll hear from the NC State fans, but I had to pick somebody for a comaprison)?

Pago Flyer

July 27th, 2009
9:11 am

You DAWGS should give CMR two more years, then bring in the guy from U of MICH!

The2Davids

July 27th, 2009
9:12 am

Better not overlook the Gators this year.

Mac

July 27th, 2009
9:17 am

He’s got the personnel to match up with them, so yeah, he’s got to beat them half the time at least.

oldbird

July 27th, 2009
9:20 am

Remember that when Dooley was coaching the dawgs, Florida had exactly as many conference titles as Vandy. Zero. I am a huge fan of Dooley, but the conference overall is just better.

gbal

July 27th, 2009
9:21 am

VD vs. MR

Winning % –

VD overall 72%
VD w/out Hershel

superDawg

July 27th, 2009
9:24 am

Yes UGA needs to get a handle on UF.That one game has set the tone in the SEC race almost every year.Coach Richt has done a great job at UGA bringing in exceptional talant, it is time for the D to step up and be the hero’s.Championships are won that way.

Jason

July 27th, 2009
9:26 am

Someone mentioned the (((((45 42))))). Really? You won for the first time in how many years? I’ll give Tech credit–they owned us in the 3rd quarter. But really, 7 years in a row and you finally squeak one out. It’s about time–now, go fix the traffic situation in Atlanta.

Now–The UF-UGA should be a home-away series. Why not? What’s this nonsense of Jacksonville? A neutral site–please…play it in Alabama or something (a different state).

As far as the rivalry goes: Tech is #1, followed by #2 Forida.

Losing to an engineering school is an embarrassment. Losing to Florida stinks but is coming to predictable. Come on Willie…get your defense ready.

Ringleader

July 27th, 2009
9:27 am

Those of you who question Coach Dooley being a great coach, you were never there for a Bloody Tuesday practice. That is exactly what happened to the Dogs in 2008, no tough practice. You have to put the No 1 offense against the No 1 defense and let them have it out. Dooley also lost one game that the Dogs were supposed to win, to Virginia, I think in 76. You have to always win the games you are heavily favored in, and also upset some when you are an underdog to be a great coach. Richt has lost two he was supposed to win, Boston College and Vanderbilt.

And Saint Simons, go sit in the corner and write Reggie Ball and Charlie Dudish 1,000 times. Then you may come back and participate.

Go Dogs…..

Another Dawg

July 27th, 2009
9:27 am

Ugh since when is LSU’s mascot the “Bengal Tigers”? LSU Tigers, Fighting Tigers, or Bayou Bengals. Are there any standards left?

superDawg

July 27th, 2009
9:30 am

mightyKC tek brings up what ever they when ever they can because it’s not much.

shankit

July 27th, 2009
9:32 am

Dooley had Erk Russell and Mike Cavan on the sidelines
which resulted in motivation and enthusiasm and
confidence. Hand it to Dooley to make the choices for
having these coaches on his team.
Until Richt finds someone like Erk and Cavan to generate
some enthusiasm and “kick ass” attitude, I think Georgia
will just be as they have been the last twenty years.

god and greyhound

July 27th, 2009
9:34 am

Vince Doolie: 12 Seasons of 7 wins or less. heck even donnan could do better tham that.

Tom

July 27th, 2009
9:36 am

11-game regular season schedules began in 1972. 8 out of Dooley’s 25 seasons were 10-game scheds.

DawginLex

July 27th, 2009
9:37 am

mightykc,

Bragging is a way of life for the gators. Ever heard of winning with class? Acting like you have been there before? I have several gator friends who do just that.

Unlike you, they understand that things do go in cycles and nothing is guaranteed. What happens if UGA beats Florida this year? Then it becomes 3-3 in the last 6 and even someone as stupid as you can go back and read the scores from 2002-now and realize that the scores are always close except for 2008.

Just enjoy the success of your team and show a little class.

Dawgfan1

July 27th, 2009
9:40 am

I can’t believe any true UGA fan is not ecstatic to have CMR as there coach. UF is the best team in the country right now and Tim Tebow may be the best QB/player ever to play college football. CMR is a class act and I sure can’t remember Donnan/Goff posting 10 win seasons. The entire SEC is better now than it was 10 years ago. I would love to win the NC, but it is more of a beauty contest than anything. Look how many times Ohio State got to play in that game from that lame ass Big Ten. I truly hope CMR doesn’t read this blog. I would hate to see him leave. BTW, does St. Simons have to post that 45-42 garbage on every blog? We get it you won 1 game in the last 8 against us. I’m sure when teams figure out that 1925 offense you run, things will change.

Bob Perrow

July 27th, 2009
9:40 am

I love my Dawgs, always have and always will, but face it guys, we are pretty much toast up next to the gators of late. Would I trade in Mark Richt? OOOOOHHH NOOOOOOO!! Do you remember how anemic we were prior to him coming aboard?? Going to ANY bowl game was a big deal for us back then.

Yes, every Dawg has his day, and right now uf has us by the tail, but that shall turn and we shall have gator on our menu soon.

Bob Perrow, loyal Dawg in Austin, Texas

lizardman

July 27th, 2009
9:44 am

Hey Jim Morrison, isn’t it time to choke on your vomit again? I hope so, it will spare us all your asinine comments.

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 27th, 2009
9:47 am

UGAg has two automatic loses every year before the season starts for the foreseeable future.

UF and GT.

Deal with it!!!

GTDog

July 27th, 2009
9:47 am

I did an analysis of Dooley’s coaching record a while back, taking into account the number of regular season games each season and the number of available bowls/D1 schools.

I don’t have it here in front of me, but I seem to recall that in today’s terms it would have averaged out to about 9 wins per season, maybe a fraction above. That’s not quite as good as UGA has done under Richt but it’s not shabby by any means. Over a 25 year coaching career (?), Dooley represented UGA with class and continues to do so to this day.

Now, for the “Dooley only had Herschel” kiddies: Herschel played at UGA for 3 years, arguably the best 3 year run in the program’s history. And yes, there was a NC and a National Coach Of The Year Award included in that time period. But I believe that Dooley also won the National Coach award at least one other time, earlier in his career? I might be mistaken, but I seem to recall running across that tidbit somewhere.

southgadawg88

July 27th, 2009
9:48 am

A win this year and we are 3-3 over last 6.I really do not understand why we are being so stubborn about having an off week before the game,Fla takes this game very seriously and uses their bye week for this game most of the time.They seem to take this one more seriously than the FSU game.UGA?We seem determined to not to schedule the bye because we want to prove it does not make a difference….the results on the field seem to indicate otherwise.As for Dooley compared to Richt?Vince rode Hershel the way Meyer’s riding Tebow.Vince won 3 Sec championships and 1 NC with 34 .I felt like we could have won at least 1 more though .He wasn’t an innovative genius or anything and at times I thought he was too dang conservative but he was a solid coach.It’s rather ironic how things turned out.The program started to slide the last 4-5 years under Dooley..honestly we had started to become rather mediocre culminating in the 17-17 tie against FSU in Dooley’s last game.Exit Vince and Bobby Bowden took over south georgia and FSU started one of the great runs in college football history!Now we have a product of that FSU system here leading us back to prominence.I would also note that FSU has not been the same since Mark Richt left….and that aint no coincidence!True Bill.. Vince had 10 game seasons but Richt has a higher winning percentage.So by the numbers given the same schedule over the same period of time..CMR would win more games.Interesting how the fortunes of UGA and FSU have turned out since that 17-17 tie in Orlando.

Concerned

July 27th, 2009
9:50 am

Now that Larry has retired, whose Loran going to spoon with in Jachsonville?

chazzo

July 27th, 2009
9:51 am

Technically, no, you could lose to the Gators every year and still make the SEC championship several times. But, yes, he would only get the sports-complex-with-his-name-on-it if he gets on the positive side of that series. Spurrier knew it when he came to Florida and put high priority on the game. Dooley certainly knew it. But, he has won a couple, and without Tebow, maybe he would have won a couple more. Urban Myer is apparently a good coach. He has a good scheme and phenomenal talent that he seems to motivate well. I just think he is a weasley SOB, and would like to punch him in the nose. Wouldn’t put money on it, but, man, I would love to see an upset (with total good sportsmanship… no celebrations… no late game time outs).

DawginLex

July 27th, 2009
9:51 am

Dooley’s last game:

Beat Michigan state in bowl game in 1988

Mary Wanna

July 27th, 2009
9:58 am

The game in Jax ROCKS. Where else would you get a 50/50? Most GA fans don’t care that it’s 5 miles over the line. Under any circumstances losing to UF stinks, but is understandable given their overall talent. Losing to GT and USC’s Spurrier in our own house however is unacceptable and CMR doesn’t seem to mind so much.

Richt needs to get unreasonable to win. I admire his delegation, but CMR is more concerned with loyalty to his OC and DC – the biggest weakness on the team. Our coaching does not demonstrate the killer instinct, as evidenced by often killing the clock going into halftime – why not go for the throat like at the end of the game? Too scared of a disaster with the deep ball? Seeking an end to poor momentum? Regroup to stop the bleeding?

Great recruiter, class act, brilliant, but too calm and conservative. An obvious lack of hunger in our losses last year. Saban and Meyer? I hate ‘em, but their killer instinct and hunger completely ate our lunch last year. Of our last 5 games, 4 teams hung at least 38 points on us. And 45 points from GT? Dawgs were NOT PREPARED. I’m just not ready to crown CMR as he seems to be slowing down, not speeding up.

Try selling out a 55,000 seat stadium......

July 27th, 2009
9:59 am

JEAN SHORTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jax Dawg

July 27th, 2009
10:01 am

UF is his greatest test. He will not be the greatest until we get the series back more even. Dooley has the NC too. Yes, Herschel was a big part of his success just as Tebow is a big part of Meyer’s success at UF.

The game in Jax will be changed up, its just a question of when. Jacksonville is not a neutral site, trust me I live here. Its still called the Gator Bowl here and remember its in Florida. Its no more neutral than the GA dome would be.

Let the Techsters rub it in. They only have 4 more months and then we won’t here from them again for 7 more years, than God!

gbal

July 27th, 2009
10:02 am

VD vs. MR

Winning %

VD Overall – 72% (24 Seasons)
(W/out HW) – 69%)

MR Overall – 79% (8 Seasons)

% of seasons ranked in the final polls

VD – 45%
MR – 100%

Average final ranking (and If not ranked, I’m giving a 25???)

VD – 18
MR – 10.8

National Championships

1 in 24 tries – 4%
0 in 8 tries – 0%

MR’s numbers definately show favorable to VD. Unfortunantly some want to measure by # NC’s where VD (HW) holds the obvious edge, 1-0 with 16 more attempts.

Dawgfan1

July 27th, 2009
10:02 am

Ramble on! LOL. I guess we better get Tech off of our schedule? Automatic loss every year? That’s good stuff. You are an absolute ass hat! One win in 8 years and now we will never win against you again. Is there a Tech blog? I can’t believe there isn’t one, seeing Tech is obviously the best team in the state now.

JBIzzle

July 27th, 2009
10:03 am

Dawgs– stop talking about the Gators and focus on OK State. Don’t embarass the SEC again like the Tech game last year. There shouldn’t be a defense in the SEC that gives up 45 points in a game especially if you are going after the championship. Period.

T.O

July 27th, 2009
10:04 am

RAMBLE ON,

WOW, you’re an idiot!! UGA owns TECH. We look at you guys just like we do a Vandy or Kentucky. Just another team trying to go 8-4. I love to watch you girls get all excited about your 9 and 4 season. 2nd tier program that gets a big win against their rival every 8 seasons. Congrats!!

Jax Dawg

July 27th, 2009
10:06 am

I want to win the SEC. I could care less about OK State this year.

Atlanta Gator

July 27th, 2009
10:06 am

Bill, I rarely frequent the Junkyard Blawg, but I could not resist today’s topic.

In answer today’s question, yes, in the absence of a national championship during his tenure, the Florida-Georgia series record IS Richt’s ultimate test.

Richt looks to be a lifer in Athens, and lifers are all-about life-time statistics. Right now, Richt is 2-6 against the Gators, and, while most Dawg fans like Richt, they aren’t happy about the Dawgs wining only 25% of their games against the Gators. Richt could use a win against Florida in 2009.

phil

July 27th, 2009
10:08 am

Loved Dooley (most don’t), but CMR is the best we’ve ever had.

1. Mark Richt – He just wins AND wins right!
2. Vince Dooley – Mr. Consistency
3. Wally Butts – Underated
4. Jim Donnan – Great Recruiter, Solid Coach

JBIzzle

July 27th, 2009
10:12 am

Jax- you ever heard the term momentum. Lose to OK State then fans start to question the QB situation, the coaches, the defense, and everything else. It would be one huge distraction that the program does not need.

Rebel Rouser

July 27th, 2009
10:17 am

Hey 1eyedJack….You need to calm down. Its clear you are just a kid or a very immature adult. You wouldn’t know a class act if it bit you in the ass.We’re sitting here in the office and laughing at your post. You clearly aren’t a Dawg fan…thank god. Mark Richt is a class act and Georgia is lucky to have him. Coach Richt will eventually win a NC, because he does it the right way.He sets a good example for others to follow. Since he’s been at Georgia the Dawgs have won two SEC Championships and played in the SEC Championship game three times.His teams consistantly has double digit win seasons. His record aganist Meyer is 1-2 with each team having a blowout win and the Dawgs losing by seven with their starting QB(Shockley) out due to injury. Meyer is the hot new coach right now due to the type of gimmic offense Florida runs…believe me it won’t last. Defenses will eventullay adjust and the Gators will slink back to being a non factor in college football just like they were before Spurrier got there. Right now they are riding on the back of Tebow (a class act and great athelete)when he leaves Meyer’s true coaching ability will surface. It might even happen this year because Dan Mullen who has called the plays and coached the QB’s at Florida since Meyer got there is gone.As far as arrest records…just look at the type of “crimes” the Georgia players were arrested for(under age drinking, speeding,suspended license) compared to the type of crimes the Florida players were arrested for( assault and battery,burglary, carrying a conceled weapon,credit card fraud,robbery)….its not even close.Since Richt arrived at Georgia the football team now has the highest GPA and graduation rate in the SEC,Florida’s doesn’t even come close.I know for a fact that Florida now has two players starting that Georgia quit recruiting because their high school grades weres so bad they would not have been admitted to Georgia.How Lawrence Marsh ever got in college let alone stay there ought to be investigated by the SEC…..so relax our time is coming…Let the Big Dawg Eat!

CharlotteGator

July 27th, 2009
10:19 am

Atlanta Gator,

Spot on. Couldn’t say it any better.

As far as some comments about UF ‘taking the game seriously by scheduling the bye week ahead of time’, doesn’t the SEC office control that? I didn’t think the schools had any say in whether or not they had a bye week before a specific game. Just curious.

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 27th, 2009
10:20 am

You fleabags have never beaten our coach at GT, why should I be worried about the 2nd best team in the State who can’t win at home, with the number 1 & 15 NFL draft pick?

Silly fleabags.

We’ve got 5 better teams to worry about on our schedule.

BurningRedBleedingBlack

July 27th, 2009
10:22 am

Nothing Stays the same forever! Things come and go in cycles. We have to wait for are time! Fla is on top right now lets not forget they just started getting their program going in the nineties. When tebow leaved they will have to try and replace some pieces. They will have sucess they recruit well we all know that. However Mark Richt is loading up a team to compete with a great team we will be in position to take the show after this year! Planning for the long haul just like dooley GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!

Jax Dawg

July 27th, 2009
10:23 am

JB, trust me, I want to win that game too and I agree it would be a distraction, but its a tough first game with a new starting QB and RB and it really means nothing for the team’s goal of winning the SEC.

Brunswick Marsh Dawg

July 27th, 2009
10:24 am

Enough with the “Dooley was overrated without Herschel” talk. Let’s see what Urban Meyer does without Tebow. As for all you Tech idiots, you sure look stupid braggin’ so hard on that 3 point win. Just shows that your little program is so success starved that you had to have rings made to celebrate the biggest win in program history since the 1990 season. What a joke!!! You losers were afraid to schedule Georgia Southern for all those years because you knew they would beat your arses, then what?? Imagine if you had to play Florida every year. How do y’all think that would have turned out? You would have “0″ wins, that’s how! BTW, how have y’all done with the school you play out of Florida every year? They have beat y’all far more and far worse than Florida has beaten us in the last 18 years. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

BurningRedBleedingBlack

July 27th, 2009
10:27 am

Tech fans shut up until you actually win acc title and go to a BCS bowl game then you can talk with great programs until then you need shut up and watch how real schools like UF, UGA ,BAMA,LSU, get it done Ok????

Smarty

July 27th, 2009
10:27 am

“Rarely Frequent” ?

DawginLex

July 27th, 2009
10:28 am

5 better teams on the nerd herd schedule?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Clemson-30 to nuttin last trip up there
VT-bowl game with a freshman QB
UNC-it ain’t b-ball season although they will win the ACC
FSU-ain’t been the same since our coach left-facts are facts

Nobody else worth mentioning.

Now on to our schedule:

OKIE state-GT wants no part of it
LSU-ditto(38-3)
Florida-ditto

That’s 3 legit top 15 teams we have to play this year.

Tech’s schedule=JOKE

T.O

July 27th, 2009
10:30 am

Ramble On,

What 5 beter teams? Duke, Wake Forest, Virginia, Clemson and Miami?? Oh no!! Keep crying your way to another mediocre season. UGA OWNS TECH!!!!! AND YOU KNOW IT !!!!

JBIzzle

July 27th, 2009
10:31 am

10-4. I guarantee if you go on the OK State blogs right now they aren’t talking about Texas they are talking about Georgia. UGA needs to take one step at a time with this schedule and I’m tired of alol the talk about Florida. It’s one game three months away.

Jax Dawg

July 27th, 2009
10:31 am

Its going to be great watching the Techsters lose to Miss. State and Vandy. Then we’ll kick their tails. 3 SEC losses, that’s a lot for a non SEC school…

Dawg Doo

July 27th, 2009
10:31 am

CMR has had the BENEFIT of an SEC WITHOUT the same roster of HCs now in the conference.

Bama dumped Shula, now has Saban
LSU has Miles
KY has Rich Brooks
Ole Miss Has Nutt(beeter support than Nutt had at Ark)
Ark now has Petrino(a decidely BETTER offensive mind than CMR or Bozo)
FL had Zook now has Meyer(of course Zook beat CMR often)
USC has Spurrier
Tenn now has the KIFFIN MACHINE(Laugh now. It wont be so funny when Monte Kiffin’s SUPER BOWL WINNING DEFENSE steps on the field)

The Point: The next 7 years for CMR are gonna be A LOT DIFFERENT than the last 7.

CharlotteGator

July 27th, 2009
10:33 am

Rebel Rouser,

“His record aganist Meyer is 1-2 with each team having a blowout win and the Dawgs losing by seven with their starting QB(Shockley) out due to injury.”

– Actually he’s 1-3. You combined two years. 2005 was the Shockley game and Meyer’s first. Score was 14-10. 2006 – UF won by 7 points. 2007 and 2008 were the blowouts.

“Meyer is the hot new coach right now due to the type of gimmic offense Florida runs…believe me it won’t last.”

– I believe this was the war chant when Meyer first came to UF and still hasn’t panned out. Not to mention the spread is becoming a very popular offense throughout college football, so I’d have to disagree with the ‘won’t last’ comment.

“Right now they are riding on the back of Tebow (a class act and great athelete)when he leaves Meyer’s true coaching ability will surface.”

– I’d argue that UF’s best player over the Meyer era (from a pure physical talent and game changing perspective) has been Percy Harvin and he was injured enough that Meyer had to adjust. UF doesn’t win last year without Percy’s heroic effort in the title game. Also, 2006 Tebow was a situational substitute, so I think Urban showed he can coach that season. That team doesn’t win the championship if Tebow was the full time starter so I think Meyer was doing something right getting the most out of former Zook players.

“As far as arrest records…just look at the type of “crimes” the Georgia players were arrested for compared to the type of crimes the Florida players were arrested for”

– I fear you may be cherry picking here to prove a point. I don’t have all the police reports in front of me here, but that seems to be an interesting sample you selected.

And my personal favorite….

“Defenses will eventullay adjust and the Gators will slink back to being a non factor in college football just like they were before Spurrier got there.”

If ‘defenses will eventually adjust’ is your best argument for why UF will go back to being a non factor in college football, than I and many Gator fans will gladly take our chances thank you very much.

Trade School Junkie

July 27th, 2009
10:34 am

Wow.

Dawg-in-La La Land has already started the pre-season whining.

LOL

Got the Picture yet?

July 27th, 2009
10:37 am

Since 1992, Florida has lost nine SEC East games…and that includes the Ron Zook era. That’s nine in 18 years. Under three different coaches. I am a blood-bred Dawg, but I am beginning to realize we could be very good and still be the Michigan of the SEC.

Thomas Dial

July 27th, 2009
10:42 am

I love and admire Richt, as a football coach and a human being. But he’s not the best in UGA history . . . yet. I do think he’ll get there. I love his wide open offenses. Much better than Dooley’s, and I was on Dooley’s first team in ‘64. But Richt has got to beat Florida and win at least one national title to match Dooley, who was 17-7-1 against Florida, won the crown in 1980, and had some huge blowouts in Jax. Richt is getting the players. Just look at his fabulous recruiting crops. Just can’t put it all together enough in Jax. Gotta do it Coach Mark, then we’ll put you on that pedestal with Coach Vince. Relax, guys and girls. Mr. Mark Richt, his fabulous staff and those tremendous football players will get the job done, maybe this year.

BurningRedBleedingBlack

July 27th, 2009
10:43 am

GATA GO DAWGS. As long as FLA Is on the schedule we’ll play them win or lose we will continue to play them. We still have 9 more wins in the series and after the past 18 years that says alot so hang in there. Fla knows we can still beat them we’ve won 2 out of the last four. The steve spurrier days are gone know we have to take control of the back to back wins. GOD BLESS Coach Richt and CO and UGA GO DAWGS

Jax Dawg

July 27th, 2009
10:46 am

Well said Thomas. Its great to be a Georgia Bulldog!

southgadawg88

July 27th, 2009
10:46 am

DAWGinLEX You are correct age dulls the memory I guess.84 we tied FSU.FSU went on to record a record 11 straight bowl wins after that game.Bobby Bowden did start to take over recruiting in south georgia after that bowl win though and the fortunes of the two programs started to change.As far as recruiting we all tend to remember the ones that got away especially if they turn out to be successful.For me it was Charlie Ward and Sean Jones..both from Thomasvile..both QB’s who went on to win NC’s.I do remember both kids feeling like they didn’t get a lot of love from UGA.

southgadawg88

July 27th, 2009
10:47 am

game not win

In the Know

July 27th, 2009
10:47 am

Tech fans are very delusional and have a major inferiority complex towards Georgia. There’s no denying it. Just look at their posts on this Georiga blog. They can’t go to their own blog because they’ve got nobody to talk to. They don’t yet understand that not one Georgia fan thinks the Tech football program is relavant.They have done nothing to earn our respect…nothing. When they finally win after eight years and two gift touchdowns they celebrate by buying rings to commemorate the win. Who really cares outside of their own fans base. For the rest of their lives they’ll only be able to show the rings to one another cause no one else cares…..Tech if your football program is so great you won’t need to come on this blog and tell us…everyone will eventually tell you….but you haven’t yet grasp that yet because your so busy acting like little kids. You’re embarrassing yourselves…especially m,Ramble On and St Simons.

LOL

July 27th, 2009
10:48 am

Rebel Rouser said:

“Meyer is the hot new coach right now due to the type of gimmic offense Florida runs…believe me it won’t last. Defenses will eventullay adjust…”

Hmmm, lets see:

GA vs WVU (gimmick offense) = Loss
GA vs UF(gimmick offense) = Yeh, We know
GA vs GT (gimmick offense) = 45-42
GA vs OKST (gimmick offense) = The beatdown coming

GA just cant seem to handle all those “gimmick, high school offenses.”

How about this 2005 GA sports blog stating how Florida’s new “gimmick offense” wont work in the SEC:

http://georgiasports.blogspot.com/2006/05/urban-meyers-spread-offense-wheres.html

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Another Dawg

July 27th, 2009
10:48 am

Ugh, why would anyone open up the Coordinator switch debate again? His loyalty to coordinators is what has gotten him this far. Compare that to Tubberville and Fat Phil; how did their coordinator changes work out?

Would I like to see new defensive schemes and contact practices this year? Yeah. But you can’t install new personnel every year and a new system and expect to engender immediate success. At the end of the day, we have a good system, good schemes, and good players. We have one year of unacceptable results (that, fittingly, could be attributed to just a handful of hits that didn’t turn into tackles–hello contact practice.) The only move you can make on Martinez at this point is to get BVG back–anything else is a sure to be two steps back for one step forward.

Richt is already our best coach. Dooley may remain the only coach to win an NC when Richt leaves, and Richt may have a losing record to Florida, but that won’t change the fact that our bowl resume has been impressive, our rankings have been outstanding, and every aspect of our program has progressed under Richt. We have 9- and 10-win rebuilding years in the country’s top conference.

That’s something the nerds can’t seem to fit into their equations.

DawginLex

July 27th, 2009
10:49 am

trade school flunkie,

already making excuses?

I need for you to use that fine Tech education and show me where in my post I was making excuses. I was commenting about rambler stating that GT had 5 better teams on the schedule than UGA.

I think this is about the 5th time you have read something in my comments that wasn’t there. Just because you want me to say something doesn’t mean I actually said it.

As for excuses, how many times have I heard about the penalty against VT last year or that BC didn’t care about the bowl game or that GT didn’t care about the bowl game, blah blah blah.

Long Dawg

July 27th, 2009
10:52 am

How good is a coach? Look at his record. Look at the current state of recruiting and fan support. By any measure Mark Richt looks pretty good How good is a program? Look at the series record vs schools they have played over a long period of time. Two things are for sure, we own Tech no matter who the coach is and we own the series against Florida not withstanding thay have owned it since 1990.
One more thing… take away a coach’s best players and no coach’s record is as good. That is a losers way of trying to make things even. It is a dumb argument.

chazzo

July 27th, 2009
11:14 am

Dooley was a great coach, but he coached some pretty lackluster teams following his success in the early 80s. I was there. Things kind of started unraveling. Then he left a new, inexperienced pawn I mean coach with the fallout from the remediary class debacle and some other violations, costing scholarships. I am not trying to run the man in the ground. He was awesome, but he wasn’t perfect. He beat the great Bear Bryant, and he won an NC and several SEC titles. The game changed, as everything does, and he didn’t keep up. The comparison between Richt and Dooley is senseless. Richt puts UGA in the top ten just about every year, in the top five several. I am just saying. It is only a matter of time.

chazzo

July 27th, 2009
11:28 am

Something I experienced being at UGA right after the Walker years, being in Tallahassee through the Rise and Fall, and growing up around a local college that one the basketball Div II NC, once a team wins a national title, that all most fans will think about. The enjoyment of watching a team build toward that, finding the right chemistry, schedule, and a little luck is lost. We so quickly forget that it took Vince twenty years and an other-worldly tailback to finally get the NC. We just wanted one every year after that. High expectations is not a bad thing. Don’t get me wrong. That is actually something Richt brought to UGA. Before Richt, 8 wins had become okay. My point is that if a fan wagers all of a team’s success on whether or not they win a national championship, that fan is missing out on a lot of great games and a lot of great people. In every case, that my team has won an NC, the fan base part of the equation has been full support and enjoyment of the game and the people involved. Bragging rights, personal opinions, and expectations came second in every case (that is until after the taste of the NC). The players have obviously made some solid, mature choices about their dedication, commitment and personal conduct. I highly recommend that we do the same.

dawgfanatic24-7

July 27th, 2009
11:40 am

Next year will be the end of the winning era for Fla. Every team rebuilds and next year is Fla’s turn. Richt is a good coach. The next time UGA wins the conf we will be playing for the NC.

Huh?

July 27th, 2009
12:08 pm

I would only add that this notion that Richt lacks a “killer instinct” and is simply too nice of a guy to ever take Georgia to the promised land is one of the more primitively idiotic things I have ever heard on any subject in my entire life. If this is your opinion, you should be pointed at in public and laughed at without mercy. You are hopelessly clueless. Maybe Richt will never win a national title, but do you honestly think its because something like this will be going through his head: “You know, those poor ole *insert Georgia opponent here*. I didn’t mean to beat them this bad. Lets pull back the reigns a bit or they’ll get their feelings hurt.” I mean my god people, think about what you’re saying.

gbal

July 27th, 2009
12:13 pm

I think it is a very safe bet that whever wins the SEC for the next several years is a lock to be pplaying for the national championship game.

Statesbor Gator

July 27th, 2009
12:17 pm

As a die hard Gator fan what are all the UGA folks moaning about? If you lose him who would you want? Richt is an excellent coach and Dooley was a class act even when he was pounding (no pun intended) us when I was in G’ville back in 70’s and 80. Gators have just been on the kind of roll that you guys were on back in 70’s and 80’s. UGA may have to wait another year for a transitional gator team but this year we should be up for the task if we can stay healthy. Both of us will be different with new starting QB’s next year. What you dog fans need to hope for is that someone gives Charlie Strong an HC job as he has been to us what you got from Erk. Oh yah thanks for sending him to Statesboro as he made the Eagles into a real power for many year national titles (R.I.P.). I guess it has been hard for you all esp. with UF recient NC in both FB and BB. You may have to wish/hope that UM leaves UF like you all were doing when SOS was having his way in the SEC. Looking forward to FB season!!

JDawg

July 27th, 2009
12:19 pm

Bill, here’s a little sanity and common sense for you. I have read some decent posts on this topic, and some real idiots! But here goes;

The winningest coach title is a matter of longevity and winning %. Any coach that gets there at your school, (in this case, UGA) deserves to be called the winningest ever! Because that’s what he is; and that’s what CMR will be before he leaves! He is way ahed of the win curve vs Dooley already, and if we will just be patient he will get thigs turned around vs FLA too. Everything goes in cycles. Florida’s dominance will too, and if we have CMR at the helm, we will be prepared to replace them at the top of the SEC heap! (sorry, Saban and Miles) The toughest conference ib the land, year in and year out, might I remind you all!

However, I must add if CMR does not turn it around against the “mighty gators”, then he will be forever remembered as the winningest coach ever…but he just could seem to beat Fla. Ask Mack Brown about how that works…all he did was average 10 wins a year. But until he started beating OK,and got that MNC, he was thought of much the same. Lastly, I will say I do believe CMR turns the series around eventually, and he will get our coveted MNC when the chips fall our way in the postseason! Just give him time…he is the best we’ve ever had!

GO Dawgs!

Cincinatti Bowtie

July 27th, 2009
12:36 pm

All analysis aside; beat florida this year and it makes the season.

1eyedJack

July 27th, 2009
12:51 pm

You know you have arrived when the booger eatin’ mouth breathin’ nerd herders start to post using your name.

To win the SEC you gotta beat Florida. We may lose this year but with an extra week to prepare it won’t be a beatdown.

Tech is still irrelavant. Last year the earth wobbled a bit but all is right now. Revenge is sweet and with that Pop Warner stadium full of DAWG fans partying it may just come tumbling down.

Jay

July 27th, 2009
12:54 pm

Good blawg Another Dawg. I still don’t agree with taking anything away from coach Dooley’s success because he recruited great players and knew how to employ them.

Jack

July 27th, 2009
1:19 pm

Georgia may have as good a team as they’ve ever had, and maybe better. It’s just that Florida has come light years from where it had been and Tim Tebow is an all time phenomena. Therefore, Richt is probably the best coach that Georgia has ever had.

PR Gator

July 27th, 2009
1:27 pm

Didn’t Paul Finebaum already fire Richt last week?

dan

July 27th, 2009
1:30 pm

I think being able to beat Florida AND Tennessee in the same season is crucial. If it’s not the Gators ruining it for the Dawgs then it’s the Vols. Right now Tennessee is kind of down, but we’re only one two years removed from a whipping at the hands of the Vols that cost UGA a shot at the SEC Championship and maybe a National Title. UGA has not beaten Tennessee and Florida in the same season since 1988! That’s unacceptable, especially given the success of the current staff.

dan

July 27th, 2009
1:46 pm

As for Coach Dooley I have to agree that he was a little overrated. I think Richt is as good of a coach as Dooley ever was. The difference though is that Dooley’s great teams would be playing for National Titles, while Richt’s great teams play for SEC Titles. But see, it’s tough to compare the two because times have changed. The SEC is without question a much tougher conference than it was when Dooley coached. And there wasn’t an SEC Championship game or BCS when Dooley coached either.

And finally, on a personal level I have to say that I like Richt better as well. Dooley had a little too much of that “Old School Southern Politician” feel to me, like Bobby Bowden. Richt is much more genuine, what you see is what you get.

And Dooley isn’t particularly a nice guy. I met him at a rotary function and I found him to be a little too smug for my liking. Former players respected Dooley, but most liked Erk or John Casay better personally. None of this is to take away from what Coach Dooley has accomplished, and he’s given much to UGA. But personally, I’d take Mark Richt over him anyday.

Ed

July 27th, 2009
1:59 pm

Beating the Gators is definitely a prereq. Losing to them during both SEC Championship seasons left a bittersweet taste. Beating them in ‘04 and ‘07 made those really good seasons even without an SEC title.

However, turning the tide against Auburn and Tennessee definitely sets Richt heads and shoulders above his last two predecessors. For that matter, his 7-1 record against Tech sets him apart. A combined 6-3 record against Bama and LSU is pretty sweet as well. Richt just needs to play the Gators even from here on out, and he can run for Governor of Georgia when he’s finished coaching.

AltamahaDawg

July 27th, 2009
1:59 pm

Did anyone bring up the “it factor” yet?

Drew-G-A

July 27th, 2009
2:14 pm

To go down as the best he has to be able to start beating Florida, at least have .500 winning percentage against them.

CharlotteGator

July 27th, 2009
2:16 pm

dan,

Thoroughly enjoyed reading both of those posts. Totally agree with the first one. I don’t know enough about UGA to comment on the second. Those were definitely two of the better posts on today’s topic.

Ed,

Very well said. I can totally relate on the flipside as even though the Zook years were rough, a couple timely wins against UGA and FSU helped us through those seasons. Great assessment on Richt as well. People forget that UGA is not the only program that’s struggled with UF over the last 20 years, just the most publicized. I think Auburn and the Mississippi schools have the best records against UF with Bama around .500 as well. Haven’t looked it up or anything, just off the top of my head.

JET

July 27th, 2009
2:17 pm

For those of you who are talking about “CMR must beat Florida or he needs to go…”, you are an embarrassment for the other 95% of Dawg fans who KNOW Mark Richt is a wonderful coach and UGA/Damon Evans will do whatever it takes to keep him for a long, long time. Sure losing to UF is painful, but you can’t win everything and currently, UF is in the middle of a dynasty. They have something special going on and have for the majority of 15 years or so. As said in an earlier post above, these things operate in a cycle and UGA’s time of dominance (or evening out the series) will come soon enough with the positive going-ons in Athens. If you folks are truly UGA grads (much less real followers and fans), think about Donnan and Goff for a second….wait…think hard…ah yes. Now do you see?? We are in much better shape now so chill….

Before some of you so called fans get carried away, please remember that prior to CMR coming here, the Tech, Auburn, and Tenn series were much closer and we lost more then to these teams than we have been since CMR and company came here. So we don’t beat UF and win NC’s as much as UF….big deal…there is much more to the life of a football program and a student athletes success than what some of you seem to believe in by these foolish posts. And yes, last summer the UGA team didn’t do so great in terms of staying out of trouble. However, to say that CMR has no control of his team shows that you 1) don’t really follow UGA and 2) you don’t understand young adults. Did you ever go to college??

If you all really feel that way, go root for Tech…they need help filling their stadium with band wagon fans anyhow…their wagon is still loading…for now.

And for those Tech fans who suddenly think UGA has 2 automatic losses now (UF and Tech), you sound more idiotic than the GA fans saying oust Richt. You have won once in years..by 3 points. Thats like UGA talking about how we were going to own UF after last year…really? Did we all suddenly think UF was a burning battleship after we beat them? I think not…

Get a life… I used to pull for Tech when we weren’t playing them, but those days are over. I’ll root for the N.C. State’s and UNC’s all day long now. The past months of hearing Tech fans run those mouths have shown exactly why your stadium is half full…you are morons.

Get ready for your “funeral” on Nov. 28th…this will be fun.

GO CMR and GO DAWGS!

Joe

July 27th, 2009
2:25 pm

Hungry Dawg said it correct……it takes time for the tide to turn…last few years has been back and forth…..look at the history….that happens before one team goes on a roll…

Mike T.

July 27th, 2009
3:21 pm

47-28-2 Georgia owns Florida
59-38-5 Georgia owns Tech

Mike T.

July 27th, 2009
3:22 pm

Correction 47-38-2 Georgia owns the Baja Georgia Gators

G8R8U2

July 27th, 2009
3:27 pm

Where’d you get your numbers, Mike? They’re pretty far off the mark. Try 46-38-2 against Florida (not 28)… the series is only an 8-game difference at this point. Man, y’all could never hope to beat UF regularly again if you can’t even count. And, the record with GT is 55-38-5, not 59.

Rob

July 27th, 2009
3:46 pm

Jim Morrison, aren’t you supposed be a Seminole or at least a Bruin? Why would you care about UF or UGA?

Mike T.

July 27th, 2009
3:49 pm

Hey Nerd, Did you not see the correction above while you were chomping at the bits to respond.
Also the series record is in fact 47-38-2 against UF and 59-37-5 against GT.

Brad in Jasper

July 27th, 2009
3:52 pm

Chazzo and Huh?, well said. Your last post is how I feel about the NC. Fans are a fickle breed, and certainly products of their environment. One of my customers here in Jasper (GA) is probably Duke football’s most avid supporter. He drives to every game he can, man’s probably in his 70s. Writes the team congratulatory/support letters after a big game. Never bitches about a 2 win season, although he hungers for more of course. He’s a by god fan. Using UGA’s 2002 season as an example – I’ve seen many UGA fans to this day that just couldn’t get over Edwards’ dropped pass and the UF loss. Never mind the first SEC title in TWENTY YEARS or THIRTEEN FRIGGIN WINS. You let the boys in Athens carry on about their business, I think they’re doing a pretty darned good job looking at the college football landscape as a whole. Comparing any team to UF over the last few years is a lost cause. Me trying to reason with the majority of you is a lost cause, come to think of it – so here my post ends. GO DAWGS

Statesboro Gator

July 27th, 2009
4:05 pm

Brad in Jasper you are absolutly correct I can remember back in 73 as a freshman at UF leaving the stadium after a game saying “it’s great to be a FL gator” win lose or draw. One of my years we were 0-10-1 (tie was to GA Tech) and the chant was the same. Would have loved to be at school during these last few years but a real fan is just that a real fan. How many 2 win seasons could the UGA fans take? Not too many I think. Just like the last few years at GA Southern post Erk and Paul Johnson, we all got spoiled.

Disgruntled Dawg

July 27th, 2009
4:14 pm

The real ultimate test is not only beating Florida but how the team is playing overall in winning and losing. The microscope from the college football pundits are watching UGAs and CMRs performance on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. Will UGA stop playing to the level of the SEC weak sisters? Will UGAs defense stop the big boys of the SEC and the weak sisters of the SEC score more than 30 points? Where is the back to the basics football for UGA ? The Big test is just a few weeks away and I wonder if UGA will be able to step it up a notch or two or will the gradual slide continue?

Fast Eddie

July 27th, 2009
4:20 pm

Hal and Clay (both posts at 8:37 a.m.), why don’t you just go back to the last 2 years and you proclaim rightly that you are even with the Gators. While Dooley was 17-7-1 against UF, Richt is 2-6 no matter how you slice it. I wish the teams would play home and home for the next 4 or 6 years after this year. Then when the Gators continue to win the vast majority of the games in both places, perhaps that will take away your crutch and excuse. If it truly is related to having the week off before the game and UF wins this year, what is going to be your excuse this time? I thing Richt is a wonderful man,husband, and father as well as being a very good coach but he just is not as good a coach as Meyer. That’s no crime. Every poll I have seen this year indicates Meyer is the best college coach in the country right now. Winning the UF/UGA football game is not a matter of life and death. Give it a rest.

BIGBOY

July 27th, 2009
4:24 pm

Richt vs Dooley?That’s a tough one to call in a way not so much on the other hand.Dooley won a NC so he will always be beloved.In his youth Dooley was also a good coach he won a SEC title without Hershel…he also lost 2 out of 3 NC games he coached.But he rode Hershel like he should have and was in the hunt all 3 years he had him.In comparison of the 2 CMR has a higher winning pct..some will say the schedule was only 10 games so it’s different…however CMR has a higher pct in SEC games as well.Now considering the fact that UGA only lost 1SEC game in 4 years 80-83 that would make CMR’s record even more impressive to me.The bye week before the FLA game is not something to just brush off as trivial.FLA obviously takes it seriously.That has more to do with the AD than the coach.Maybe Damon Evans should get it together and go back to the bye week before the game.I respect Dooley no question but I think Mark Richt is the best coach this program ever had.Larry Coaker won a NC at Mia..does that make him a great coach?NO

AceDawg

July 27th, 2009
4:25 pm

It’s not that the Dawgs lose to the Gators alone – it is that the Dawgs have been good enough to beat the Gators several times where they lost nonetheless. Never should have lost to a Zook team for starters!

Irked Erk

July 27th, 2009
4:25 pm

One thing is for certain and that is its a real big test for that knuckle head Martinez. If his defense don’t force a lot of three in outs this season then the Dawgs will be in trouble because the offense sure ain’t gonna bail out the dawgs with that Boo Boo Coach.

Larry Munson

July 27th, 2009
4:31 pm

“They’re running through us like we are Maryland or a Wake Forrest!”

Dawg Man

July 27th, 2009
5:19 pm

that 45-42 win was a total fluke. Georgia was flat, overconfident and didn’t even show up to play that day. This year, they will take the game somewhat seriously and win easily–probably a blowout win. Face it, Georgia has 3 times the talent of tech—the game shouldn’t be close. GA 45 Tech 23—mark it down!

JaxDawg

July 27th, 2009
5:25 pm

It’s unfair that florida gets to recruit all that talent in the state of florida and Georgia is stuck with a few good players in the state, forcing them to go out of state to get a lot of talent. The SEC should change the rules to allow Georgia to sign more of the top florida players and prevent florida from getting the top georgia talent like Mack Brown. Without some rule changes, Georgia will not be able to compete on a level playing field with georgia!

UFGATORFAN100

July 27th, 2009
10:57 pm

You Mutts must realize that we GATORS have a psycological edge over you. You weren’t complaining during the 70’s or 80’s about moving the location WHY NOW THE SUDDEN CHANGE? LOL HAHAHAHA LOL. Thanks for “THE STOMP” and for motivation, and hunger to destroy Mutts on a yearly basis in J’VILLE. Our coaches, players,alumni, and fans will never forget. Thanks for that added amunition.

P.S. There’s reason to dislike Richt let me count the ways 1) He played for SCum, 2) He coached at SOW for Bowden, 3) He’s the Mutt coach. I respected Richt for his Christian Beliefs and Faith which I’m a Christian myself but, what he did “THE STOMP” really pissed me off. The reaction I saw the Mutt bench and smirk from Richt really pissed me off. I hope our Coaches, Players, Alumni, Fans, and Institution never forgets “THE STOMP” I hope we use this as motivation on a yearly basis to destroy the Mutts in J’VILLE. GO GATORS!!!

P.S. What he did was classless, underhanded, and he lied when asked about it after. He had that smirk on his face in the sidelines which the cameras clearly captured. WE MUST NEVER FORGET THE STOMP. GO GATORS!!! It’ll be payback every year starting last year.

Cuz

July 27th, 2009
11:19 pm

Jax, that is either your imposter or too much brown liquor. It made no sense.

UFGATOR, do you have a few unresolved anger issues. Why do you point out the smirk on Coach Richt’s face and ignore the rictus grin on Coach Meyer’s?
Did the “stomp” really get you this angry? Did you think that the JAX game was the Worlds Largest Outdoor Group Hug? Get real. I think you are full of it. If you really feel this way, get a new hobby, don’t watch the games. It apparently ruins your life if the Dawgs win or have fun. Your attitude makes me question my support of any SEC team in the BCS title game. Which I have the last three years.
And personally, I like the game in JAX. I can’t wait for the pre-game this year when Tim Tebow will part the stands and make them fifty-fifty. At halftime he will make the lame to see. Now if I can only get him to turn red Gatoraid into Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill.

AltamahaDawg

July 28th, 2009
8:01 am

“which I’m a Christian myself but” But? Thanks, cause we wouldn’t have guessed that based on your comments.

Interesting take on the whole, you know who is lying deal. Lying or not about his directions, Richt appologized repeatedly to the anyone who would listen. (and called meyers personally to do so), but You and your coach are appearantly are too full of your Christian values to acknowledge or accept that. Good for you. Personally……..I’d love to see it again.

chazzo

July 28th, 2009
9:25 am

AltamahaDawg,

Please add to that they Urban whined about sportsmanship for an entire year then used all his time outs to run up the score which I consider far more classless. Georgia was also penalized for the celebration double. I would even argue that were some extra penalties thrown in for spite. Honestly, I thought the celebration was a little tacky, but if it stuck in their crawl like that, maybe it was a good thing.
Go Gators! Focus all your energy on avenging a celebration from two seasons ago! Spend a lot of time coming up with some big surprise to get us back! Our guys will be working on football.

MiamiDawg

July 28th, 2009
11:03 am

Mark Richt and the UGA coaches have the date of the Florida game circled on their calendars—it will be payback time for Meyer calling those late timeouts to rub in that blowout, when he ran up the score! The dawgs will upset the Gators—mark it down! UGA 33 UF 30 The Dawgs ruin UF’s season!!!!

Casual Observer

July 28th, 2009
3:20 pm

I’m not a Georgia fan, but I follow the SEC with great interest. I would also agree that the Florida series has unfortunately become the measuring stick for Mark Richt, in spite of the fact he’s won two conference titles, led UGA to a 13-win season in only his second year, and pretty much owned Tech and most of the SEC during his tenure.

The scenario seems eerily reminiscent of John Cooper at Ohio State, where he continually plowed through the Big 10, but could never punch his ticket to the MNC game because of annual slips against their most hated rival in the next state.

In my opinion, Richt is Georgia’s best coach since Vince Dooley and I see no reason to believe he’s either hit a plateau or is heading downhill. The guy is a light’s out recruiter with a terrific staff and last year’s failure to meet expectations could be largely attributed to preseason injuries. To send him packing because he has trouble with Florida would be a huge mistake. To that point, there were always the same grumblings in Knoxville during the Fulmer vs Spurrier era, despite Phil’s long reign as the winningest active SEC coach. Disgruntled Tennessee fans finally got their wish in Fulmer’s removal, but you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who would tell you with a straight face UT got an upgrade in Kiffin.

So, my question would be: to any fans who want Richt gone, who would be a suitable replacement?

DawginTexas

July 28th, 2009
3:27 pm

When Tebow leaves, florida’s party is over. Brantley is just a passer and with all the talent on D that Richt is bringing in, Brantley will be running for his life in that game and throwing a bunch of INTs. Look for Ga to win the SEC easy in 2010 and 2011. Florida will be headed to minor bowls for awhile.

T

July 29th, 2009
10:36 am

Richt has been owned by Florida and not lost his job… let Georgia get owned by Tech and he will lose his job… its just that simple.