Cowpoke: Dogs should be ‘scared’

Preseason practice hasn’t even begun and the folks in Stillwater have already reached a fever pitch in their excitement over the opening game against Georgia. And no wonder. Because of their high-powered offense, many prognosticators are pegging Oklahoma State as probably a Top 10 team, despite the fact they’re picked third in their own conference division (such is the current media infatuation with the big guns of the Big 12). 

I checked in recently on the piece I wrote a couple of weeks ago on whether the Cowboys were overrated and the Dogs underrated, and confident Okie State fans are still posting comments. 

The beat writer who covers OSU for the Oklahoman goes so far as to predict a 21-point win over the Bulldogs. 

And now comes a bit of bulletin-board material courtesy of Andre Sexton, a senior linebacker on the Pokes’ defense, who remembers his teammates being intimidated and scared when they visited Athens two years ago for what turned into a beatdown Between the Hedges. 

This time, Sexton told the San Antonio Express-News, “Georgia’s the one that has to be scared. Not us.”

Big talk coming from a member of a defense that ranked 94th nationally last year and in the past has been the Achilles heel that has kept the Cowboys from breaking through to greatness, most recently falling apart in the second half of their Holiday Bowl loss to Oregon.

But T. Boone Pickens U. went out during the offseason and hired a big-name defensive coordinator: Bill Young, who made his name working under former Ohio State coach John Cooper and most recently coached at Kansas and Miami. 

It remains to be seen what sort of change Young has wrought in the OSU defense, but he’s at least got his players believing it’s not so much that they were bad last year as it was they were just playing in a super league.

As Sexton told Yahoo Sports: “People were bashing our defense and saying we’re not any good. It’s not that we’re not any good. We’re just playing against the top talent week in and week out. If an SEC team played in our conference for a year, they’d see. They’d totally respect it. It’s something that’s hard to understand unless you’re in the middle of it.”

Oklahoma and Texas may have the most respect outside the Big 12, but “Oklahoma State is up there with those guys now,” Sexton declared to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 

And star quarterback Zac Robinson told the paper, “I’m real excited to see our defense play this year. I saw the improvement in the spring. … There are a ton [six starters] back and obviously Coach Young coming in is going to help us a ton with the track record he has and the defenses he’s coached. … I know if our defensive guys buy into his stuff, we’re going to be just fine.”

OK, we know Robinson, running back Kendall Hunter and receiver/punt returner Dez Bryant are among the nation’s best offensive players and OSU is going to score points. And, granted, Young’s more simplified schemes and emphasis on fundamentals probably will result in improved play on the defensive side of the ball. 

But the Pokes allowed more than 400 yards a game last year, ranked 107th nationally in sacks and are having to replace three starters in the secondary. Can one 62-year-old man on the sideline calling the defensive signals make enough of a difference that someone thinks Oklahoma State is three touchdowns better than the Dogs? I’m not convinced.

What do you think? Should Mark Richt’s team be “scared” going into Stillwater?

151 comments Add your comment

I-DOG

July 29th, 2009
10:47 am

Should be a good game. I think this is a different situation than Boise State and the last Okie State game. Both of those were non conference openers against teams that were supposed to upset UGA and both were lopsided victories for the DAWGS. Those games were at home and that is a big advantage to Georgia for a out of conference team having to play in front of 90,000 plus SEC fans.

With this game being on the road… I expect a close game and am looking forward to it!

The truth

July 29th, 2009
10:48 am

I don’t know about being scared. I posted elsewhere that OSU returns one of the top o-lines in the country, loaded with talent and experience. OSU returns players with 5500 career rushing yards. UGA returns around 500 career rushing yards. OSU returns a quarterback with over 6000 career passing yards, UGA has a qb with around 500 career pssing yards. OSU, for all of its defensive woes, returns 10 of its top 12 tacklers. The stats are skewed because last year we played 6 of the top 10 offenses in the country including two 5000 yard passers in case keenum and graham harrell, plus colt mccoy, chase daniel, sam bradford, and the guy from oregon.

so yeah, if I was UGA, I would be a little concerned. OSU is not bad at stopping the run game. Our problems came with offenses that threw out of the spread which UGA doesnt really do.

bigdawg

July 29th, 2009
10:49 am

will Joe Cox even make it through one game before he is pulled for a frosh? and can he find a cup small enough?

Hungry Dawg

July 29th, 2009
10:49 am

Considering that the SEC beat both Oklahoma and Texas Tech last year in bowl games and the fact that top to bottom the SEC is a tougher conference than the Big 12 I’d say that Sexton’s comments about walking a mile in their shoes is way off base. It should be the other way around. Oklahoma State should try playing through our schedule and see how they do. On the other side of the coin is that the Big 12 in general has such high scoring offenses because most of them have such poor defenses as shown by their performance when they have to play SEC teams which tend to have very stout defenses. UGA’s defense will be able to slow down the Oklahoma State Offense, but their defense will amount to only a minor speed bump when they try to stop our offense. UGA is going to surprise a lot of people this year when they discover zero drop off in our offense and that our defense has rediscovered their junkyard dawg mentality.

Dawg’s win 38-24.

Go Dawg’s Sic em Woof Woof Woof!!!

bigdawg

July 29th, 2009
10:51 am

will willie martinez crap the bed again?

JayRoot

July 29th, 2009
10:51 am

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This is going to be a joke!! Not a Ha, Ha joke, but a demolition of sorts.

Ugag WILL get “gunsmoked” in this home opener, adding more evidence on why they will not schedule “big boy” opponents outside of the SEC.

Ugag would drop GaTech from the schedule if they could. If it wasn’t an in-state school Ugag would choose someone like William & Mary for their season-ender.

I would like to see who Ugag schedules for home-openers in the future. Certainly not high caliber teams after this sure debacle.

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bigdawg

July 29th, 2009
10:53 am

maybe Richt will pull out all the stops………..red britches=win!

Smashmouth

July 29th, 2009
10:53 am

Scared? Take a look into Akeem Dent’s eyes and tell me if you see fear. What about Center Ben Jones… if Mount Cody didn’t scare him then nothing will. Scared? Jeff Owens bench presses 545lbs… If I could do that I wouldn’t be scared of anything. Funny stuff. They can say what they want but come Sept 5…their going to have to walk the walk… there’s gonna be a reckoning.

Jeannie

July 29th, 2009
10:57 am

Are they serious? They play top talent week in and week out? The two talents in their conference are Texas and Oklahoma. Try playing Florida, LSU, Alabama, and Ole Miss. We have way more talent in the SEC that we play week in and week out. If they played in our conference for a year they would get killed. I guess we will just have to show them on September 5th. GO DAWGS!!

bubba

July 29th, 2009
10:59 am

those guys are playing with basically the same mob that lost to Oregon. I can see 21pt spread with the Dawgs on top

St. Bernard

July 29th, 2009
11:01 am

How did Florida’s D fare against one of those mighty Big 12 offenses? I think the real team in Oklahoma scored 14 with a Heisman winner at QB. We probably don’t have Florida’s D, but I’m pretty sure Ok. St. doesn’t have Oklahoma’s Offense from last year either. I think our offense may have something to prove, and with a veteran o-line, they may be able to do it.

jaydawg

July 29th, 2009
11:07 am

UGA will not schedule bigboy opponents? All 4 non conference games are against teams from BCS conferences. Can any other team from a BCS conference say that? There is no “SW insert state name” on our schedule. And then of course there are the 8 games played in the toughest conference in college football (3 straight national titles for the SEC). If you want to say the dawgs haven’t lived up to expectations in recent years, that’s a legitimate argument but to bash the schedule this year is nothing more than pure STUPIDITY!!

JET

July 29th, 2009
11:10 am

Jay Root- our HOME opener is against South Carolina. Not Okie State…that is THEIR home opener.

2010- Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (following the UF route here…)
2011- Louisville (at the time this was made, Petrino was there and this was going to be a big deal)
2012- Ole Miss as of now, but they will find someone to fill the top spot to avoid 3 straight away games to start the season
2013- North Texas (again, the UF route…)
2014- Clemson
2015- Carolina
2016- probably Oregon

So, 2/3 of these are potentially strong opponents. We all know that most schools open the season against smaller schools…. most everyone does it with a few years sprinkled in where they play someone big. UGA/Damon Evans made the point to get bigger names for OOC games and I think its working out just fine. They haven’t even played the game yet so let’s just wait and see before we talk about UGA tucking it between the legs and running away from big OOC games.

And UGA will never want to drop Tech. Get real…..

jaydawg

July 29th, 2009
11:12 am

why would UGA want to drop TEch from their schedule, it’s 8 or 9 guaranteed wins every decade!!

Cuz

July 29th, 2009
11:13 am

Oh please, please keep saying these things that get our guys fired up. This is great. Do we pay these Okie State fans and players to say these things. I need to send a pizza to that Sexton kid. Do they have Domino’s out there?

Wil Walton

July 29th, 2009
11:21 am

Jaydawg, while I’d love for the non-conf games to all be opponents from BCS conferences, it is not. Tennessee Tech is a FCS school.

swimdawg68

July 29th, 2009
11:23 am

Our OL will probably be one of the top 5 in the country. Anyone that know’s football understands an offense is built around a good OL. The difference in the OK.ST. game will be at the line of scrimage. We have skill position players that are as good or better than OK.ST. the difference will be up front on the line. I look for UGA to open big running holes for our backs and for our OL to protect Cox when he passes. Our DL is big and quick, not the kind of quickness that OK.ST. is familiar with. We will win the game by 10+ points, remember, the DAWGS are one of the best teams in the country when it come to playing and winning on the road.

Wil Walton

July 29th, 2009
11:24 am

The Cowboys sound a little full of themselves. I hope they continue to expect UGA to show up and “be scared”. Just a thought, but I’m not sure that any stadium in the Big XII invokes fear in opponents, as much as Sanford (or many of the SEC stadiums) have the ability to do so.

Joey

July 29th, 2009
11:26 am

And the SEC’s 4th best team waxed the Big 12 South co-champ in the Cotton Bowl.

BankerDawg

July 29th, 2009
11:28 am

Scared? No
Concerned? Yes

I will reserve judgement on our offense until I see some of fall practice, but I will say that what I saw at G-Day did not necessarily instill me with a sense that we will be an offensive juggernaut.

How will Joe react in Stillwater? Will Caleb King, or someone, step into the RB role? Perhaps a true freshman?

On the defensive side, I’m assuming we will be better, only because I don’t think we can be that bad again. We just have too many athletes not to be better, and hopefully we used up all of our inury mojo last year.

However, I think the only offense we saw last year that rivals that of the Pokes is Florida….and I remember all too well how that game turned out. Their trio of QB, RB, and WR are fast, fast, fast.

Scared? No
Concerned? Yes

gratefuldawghead

July 29th, 2009
11:28 am

I am scared about Martinez’s wait and react defense! Martinez does not understand blitz and pressure on a QB. I am sick of Richt making excuses for him. It is put up or Leave time for Martinez!!!

Trade School Junkie

July 29th, 2009
11:29 am

Here’s a refresher course from 2008:

OKST:41 OK:61 (Game was OKST:41 OK: 44 with 9 minutes left in 4th Qtr)

FL:24 OK:14
(How come UF could only score 24 vs OK, when OKST scored 41? Hmmmmm?)

FL:49 GA: 10 (Only 10…with Stafford & Moreno? And Cox is gonna be better than Stafford? Man, Talk about DELUSIONAL !!)

So, what does all that mean?

With the SAME RECORD-SETTING OFFENSE and a NEW DEFENSE for 2009, AND ALL THE BCS CHIPS SITTING ON THE TABLE…it means OKST is going to
flat-out DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE–STROY the dawggies.

OKST will win this…in a LAUGHER. Frankly, I dont think dawgs will even score in the first half. This game will be OVER at halftime.

HC Gundy knows he NEEDS to make the BIGGEST statement about his program, his 2009 BCS chances, and his CAREER…with THIS GAME.

He’s got EVERYTHING he could possibly ask for RIGHT NOW, for this season.

If his team is in the BCS hunt at years end, since the Big 12 uses the BCS ranking to decide division tie-breakers (like how OK got the BCS bid over Texas last year) he will need THIS GAME as a DECISIVE KEY WIN to maximize his BCS ranking.

OKST is playing FOR ALL THE MARBLES…THIS YEAR.

Gundy will have to win CONVINCINGLY, which means, not only will OKST will need to run up the score, but his defense will need to play lights out, which it will.

Prediction: OKST:66 GA:16

It will be a COMPLETE & TOTAL BEATDOWN IN ALL ASPECTS OF THE GAME.

It be a TIVO CLASSIC for years to come.

dawggirl

July 29th, 2009
11:30 am

JayRoot, our schedule isn’t high caliber? Who are you opening with? Who did you almost lose to last year? Yes, I believe that would be Gardner Webb.

Pot to kettle, you’re black.

dawggirl

July 29th, 2009
11:32 am

Trade, do you mind if I save this post of yours? I’m sure the crow will taste lovely. 66-16, talk about delusional.

RabidDawg1980

July 29th, 2009
11:34 am

Now to be fair we do have Tennessee Tech on the schedule this year right after Florida… but our other non-conference games are OK State, Arizona State, and GA Tech (all of whom will be predicted to beat the Dawgs this year, and if you listen to certain people who write into these blogs Tech is going to somehow pile up a 40+ point victory). There is no such thing as a cakewalk SEC schedule. Let some of these BIG XII teams play an SEC schedule and see how they like playing actual, real-life defenses.

RabidDawg1980

July 29th, 2009
11:41 am

I forgot to mention that Tennessee Tech beat Gardner-Webb 28-12 last year. How bad did Georgia Tech beat Gardner-Webb? Or is that another one of those three-point victories that you Techies like to trump up as though you won the National Title?

st(ank) simons

July 29th, 2009
11:42 am

(((((10-7))))) ahahahahahahahah

Wil Walton

July 29th, 2009
11:42 am

The Truth, yep, OSU has a talented OL returning, but so does UGA. However, the difference will be the OSU OL vs. the UGA DL. IMO, the UGA DL is better than the OSU OL. And the UGA OL is MUCH better than the OSU DL. BTW, UGA OL average 304 vs. OSU DL average 243, and OSU OL average 273 vs. UGA DL average 269. The line of scrimmage is where this game will probably be decided (provided that UGA can finally get some pressure on their talented QB).

JaxDawg

July 29th, 2009
11:47 am

This Okie St hype sounds all too familiar. How many of these high-powered non-conference offenses will the Dawgs have to shut down before people start to realize it’s not smart money to bet against the Dawgs in these situations. Boise was supposed to score at will, AzSt – remember all the R.Carpenter hype?, Hawaii – Colt Brennen(sp) was supposed to come in light up the scoreboard, and provide “the most intriguing bowl match up in recent history”, OkSt a few years ago, same thing. Then the media trying to save face, puts the teams they spent so much time building up, down by saying they were obviously overrated, didn’t belong on the same field, were over confident, basically any excuse but the fact that the dawgs came to handle business.

I just hope the Dawgs will get the credit deserved for beating Okst, but chances are we’ll stay ranked wherever we are, maybe move up a spot or two, while okst will drop out of the top 10 like a rock.

Mark it down, Dawgs will win big!

Johnny DangerDawg

July 29th, 2009
11:47 am

“If an SEC team played in our conference for a year, they’d see.” No, actually Oklahoma only scored 14 points against an SEC defense (Florida). I’m not sure who will win the season opener, but I do know that OK State’s defense really was *that* bad last year.

observer

July 29th, 2009
11:47 am

Bill, since the OSU defense gave up 400 ypg and was ranked 107th last year, I’d say replacing three starters in the secondary could only HELP, not hurt, the Cowboys. Think about it.

DawginLex

July 29th, 2009
11:50 am

trade school,

I can understand your hatred for UGA but 66-16? You are delusional in a bigger way than m or rambler. UGA will win this game. Pickens and his multi million dollar cow palace will get introduced to an SEC OL and DL. You can’t score if you can’t run the ball and they won’t be able to.
By the 2nd quarter it will be 14-0 UGA and the cowpokes will abandon the running game and start throwing every down.

UGA 27-14

you better worry about yabba dabba dabo coming in and whipping GT on the thursday after.

OSTATE84te

July 29th, 2009
11:52 am

If the author would do his homework, he would have seen the 21 point win prediction was a satirical piece written by a Boomer Gooner homer. No one I’ve talked to have predicted a blowout, many are just hoping for a W.

Wil Walton

July 29th, 2009
12:03 pm

OSTATE84te: Please click on the link that Bill provided. If you do, you will be directed to an article by the “Cowboys Beat Writer”, where he stats that OSU will defeat UGA by 21 points.

Matt

July 29th, 2009
12:09 pm

scared? why? UGA plays in the SEC. Oklahoma State may win but the Dawgs aren’t scared. Dawgs 34-31

DawginLex

July 29th, 2009
12:10 pm

The same guy thinks OSU will lose to Baylor. Lose to Baylor and beat UGA?

Sounds like some AJC guy who thinks GT will lose to Vandy and beat UGA.

The logic is flawed.

getthepicturenow

July 29th, 2009
12:14 pm

you know what, Mr. Sexton is right, it must be brutal to go against those power offenses of Baylor, Texas A&M, Iowa St. & Kansas St. every year. whew, how do they ever finish a year in the “big” 12 every year!? those guys might be the greatest defense in football. Andre Sexton just became my favorite player! keep it up ‘dre, tell me more about how powerfull the “big” 12 is!! i just can’t get enough!!

JaxDawg

July 29th, 2009
12:15 pm

Trade school junkie, put the slide rule and abacus down. I know you left brain analytical types think everything football included, should be as easy as a=x +y -z, but this is the real world. If it were that simple to predict winners and losers there would already be a formula in place. Since you like looking at things from a math perspective. I will go along with your little analysis if you can explain this one to me:

UGA beats LSU 34-14
UGA loses to GT 42-45
GT loses to LSU 3-38

How does that work? Let me help you, UGA/GT is a rival game with many players who played with/against each other in HS. Usually rival games are close fought battles. hince OK/OkSt being at 41-44 with 9 minutes left. What does any of this have to do with this year?

My question is what are you techies going to do once you come crashing back down to reality this year? Hope tech has a good sucide watch program in place, by some of the postings, you guys are going to need it.

Ugaly Dog

July 29th, 2009
12:16 pm

The word OKIE is as a derogatory remark and is considered as offensive as the “N” word. Nice hate crime!

Trade School Junkie

July 29th, 2009
12:16 pm

Lets set the standard for DELUSIONAL.

Here’s 2 of the most memorable Fearless Friday Forecasts that SEC/UGA homer Barnhart posted (and universally accepted by ALL uga fans):

1. (Before the Bama game)
Saban will tell his players to smack Georgia in the mouth on the first possession to see how the Bulldogs will respond. Georgia’s young offensive line will find the going kind of tough against that Alabama defensive front.

But Bulldog quarterback Matt Stafford will step up and give one of his best performances at Georgia. This will be a big time football game. Georgia 21, Alabama 17.

2. (Before the Florida game)
The way the Gators have been rolling up points, it is tempting to pick Florida. They have the revenge factor on their side but I think that lasts about two possessions for a game at this level. I like Georgia because of their balance. Knowshon Moreno has 10 games of over 100 yards at Georgia. The Bulldogs are 10-0 in those games. After Saturday, Moreno will have 11 games over 100 yards and Georgia will have its second straight win over the Gators, a first since 1988-89.
Georgia 37, Florida 34.

So, uga fans were, Barnhart among them, were ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED of victory in two games that turned into the 2 biggest BEATDOWNS of uga in recent memory.

Hows that for DELUSIONAL? dawginlex = dawg in la-la land

chazzo

July 29th, 2009
12:21 pm

The dawgs had better take this game very seriously!

That being said, though, I agree with their coach. We in the SEC don’t understand stiff competition.LOL.

at Washington State W 39-13 1-0 (0-0)
September 6 Houston W 56-37 2-0 (0-0)
September 13 Missouri State W 57-13 3-0 (0-0)
September 27 Troy W 55-24 4-0 (0-0)
October 4 Texas A&M W 56-28 5-0 (1-0)
October 11 at No. 3 Missouri W 28-23 6-0 (2-0)
October 18 Baylor W 34-6 7-0 (3-0)
October 25 at No. 1 Texas L 28-24 7-1 (3-1)
November 1 Iowa State W 59-17 8-1 (4-1)
November 8 at No. 2 Texas Tech L 56-20 8-2 (4-2)
November 15 at Colorado W 30-17 9-2 (5-2)
November 29 No. 3 Oklahoma L 61-41 9-3 (5-3)
December 30 vs. No. 17 Oregon* L 42-31 9-4 (5-3)

It seems they lost against every ranked opponent except MIssouri. I know. I know. Troy, Baylor, and Iowa State all have some explosive offenses.

Found this factoid, though:
The SEC leads the Big 12 in all-time head-to-head match-ups with a 20-17-0 (.541) record. Seems to be pretty evenly matched.

DFARASDFG

July 29th, 2009
12:22 pm

I wonder how OK State is going to feel when we take over their town and stadium….price gouging or not…we will show up and take over. It will be funny to see 10,000 fans louder than 30,000 cowpokes.

Oledawg

July 29th, 2009
12:25 pm

JaxDawg got it right! The same outragious hype meant to freeze you in your knowledge of the Dawgs was used in those initial season games. Phooey!! The media is at it again. Stirring UGA’s pot to create horsemanure hype for other teams. They quote some idiot who knows zero about the SEC. It’s going to be interesting when the spread comes out game week. That will give you a clue. Go to USA Today for five or six spreads to see where the money is going. Also wait for the preseason rankings the week of the game.

chazzo

July 29th, 2009
12:26 pm

Hey, bigdawg,

Why don’t you just become a Gator fan? We don’t need your kind on our side.

1eyedJack

July 29th, 2009
12:26 pm

I predict the DAWGS will show up in Stillwater to play the game.

Okefenokee Dawg

July 29th, 2009
12:27 pm

Trade School – I’ll take the Dawgs and those 50 points. How much?

beardawg

July 29th, 2009
12:27 pm

Jayroot is an idiot. If Oklahoma, Texas, OK State and Texas Tech played in the SEC, those high flying numbers and stats wouldn’t happen. Maybe that idiot should look at the recent head to head games and the scores. The SEC’s middle tier team, Ole Miss put a beat down on Texas Tech who gave Oklahoma and Texas more than they could handle. Check College Football News Jayroot. Georgia has the second toughest schedule in the country this year and the most difficult last year. And one last thing sir, last year, the Dawgs lost 29 players to injury. They’ll be rolling into Stillwater very healthy with an abundance of linemen to wear down a week defense. The little 12 is about to see that speed on defense KILLS!

slick

July 29th, 2009
12:29 pm

Scared? Dawgs play in huge road games every year in the SEC. Almost every week is a “life or death” game. Stillwater will be no different. Is Stillwater tougher than Death Valley, tougher than the WLOCP, tougher than Neyland? UGA is used to games with this type of atmosphere. OK State might prove to be the better team, but it wont have anything to do with the Dawgs being scared.

getthepicturenow

July 29th, 2009
12:30 pm

nice of OSTATE84te to play the “nobody’s predicting a blow-out” card. apperantly you’re all-american, butkus award winning linebacker….wait a minute, he’s not an all-american? Hard to understand? i’ll tell ya whats hard to understand Andre, how a defense that couldn’t stop a ball rolling up a hill is telling a SEC team to “be scared”. i love Andre Sexton. that guy is money!!

SEC

July 29th, 2009
12:30 pm

This just shows alot about Big 12 football. I have never know a football player to be scared when they go into a place to play. They see it as a challenge. When he said that his team was scared i almost fell out. I do enjoy the fact that he is giving us some motivation for this game. People outside of our conference really should learn to keep the mouth shut. Talking trash about an SEC team just means destruction.

tulsa27

July 29th, 2009
12:32 pm

Pokes will win, and if Gundy has it, he’ll definitely run up the score.

cowboys_r_us

July 29th, 2009
12:32 pm

While the piece was written by the “Cowboys Beat Writer”, the newspaper is owned by the Gaylords – OU’s biggest donor. So yes, the piece was satirical and no, most OSU fans don’t believe we’ll win by 21 points. I’m thinking that we’re a 7 point favorite. And for the record, Sexton was probably laughing when he made those comments. I’ve attended numerous classes w/ him and he’s not a mouth – at all. Good luck and enjoy your time in Stillwater…

Rack

July 29th, 2009
12:32 pm

The guy is a beat writer in name only. If you understood the media hacks in our state, you would know that they are ALL almost to a man, HUGE OU homers. With that comes a disdain for the Pokes. This guy is pissed that he has to cover Oklahoma State and took it out on us by writing this SILLY article. In fact in the same piece he predicts a 21 point victory over your Dawgs he predicts a loss to BAYLOR. So take it for what it was, a stupid writer trying to pull a fast one on everyone. Looks like he was successful.

As far as the game, I think Oklahoma State wins and covers in a very close down to the 4th quarter type barn burner of a game. Should be fun and that’s how it’s suppose to be.

Go Pokes.

DawginLex

July 29th, 2009
12:35 pm

Dawg in la la land? Real original trade school flunkie.

Barnhart predicted those games, not me.
It was last year.

Okie state is not an SEC team and Richt has an excellent record on the road.

66-16 is delusional, even for a flunkie.

Gumby

July 29th, 2009
12:36 pm

OSU’s defense gave up a lot ground last year, no doubt. But they did hold their opponent’s offenses to 42 yards below their opponents average offensive output.

BTW – UGA’s all-world defense held it’s opponents offenses to 23 yards below their opponents average offensive output.

getthepicturenow

July 29th, 2009
12:38 pm

cowboysrus, dude, he’s cited in 3 different articles running that mouth about how “good” okst’s D is?????? not a mouth????????? come on now!!!

chazzo

July 29th, 2009
12:40 pm

PS, A painful reminder, though. The dawgs also lost to two top ten teams and a bottom ten team. Over confidence will kill the dawg in this one, but nobody better be scared.

Gatorzone

July 29th, 2009
12:41 pm

I look for UGA to come out swinging here and the Dline to really get their QB off of his game.
UGA should then be able to put the clamps on their offense.
UGA wins 28-14.

Drew-G-A

July 29th, 2009
12:43 pm

Not scared at all. Concerned Yes. Scared no. This whole argument about them playing against the best competition is BS. The reason all of those Big 12 Offenses put up such big numbers is because they all play against horrible defenses like OK State’s. Case and Point, the national Chamionship game. You put our best SEC team against their best Big 12 team, and what do you know, there offense doesn’t do anything. Yes, Texas did crush Arkansas last year, but that’s like putting Georgia against Baylor and using it as an example in the conference argument.

OK Sate is gonna be good, and probably better than last year. But I’m confident in our ability to feild a very good football team against them on Sept. 5th.

chazzo

July 29th, 2009
12:44 pm

PSS. Every OSU fan that I know and for the most part the ones who have contributed to these blogs seem like really great fans. They show class. So let’s not show our collective arse when we go “to take over that stadium” and wind up getting beat.

Dooley's Cardiologist

July 29th, 2009
12:48 pm

This game alone will make or break Joe Ter…I mean Cox. I am actually looking forward to a good, old fashioned sloberknocker in this one.

Jefferson

July 29th, 2009
12:49 pm

UGA should not even practice since they are so good. Why even play, just give them the SEC runner up medal and get the cows in the barn. They ain’t scared of nobody.

cffreak

July 29th, 2009
12:55 pm

doggies start out 09 season with a loss. Get’s worse as the season goes on. richt has to wear helmet during games in second half of the season as fans call for his head. Much laughter ensues around the SEC.

AltamahaDawg

July 29th, 2009
12:58 pm

Thank goodness we have tech fans to come in here and tell us all what we think. Thanks.

21 point win? I assume he gives UGA credit for actually scoring something, a few times. Against thier defense thats “not that bad”……OK, whatwever. I know one thing, our offense is not going to be terrible. So he is saying OSU can score say 5,6,7 TD? Depends.

Pretty simple, don’t give them the ball, unless its after killing 8 minutes.

Our defense IS going to be better, even if only, as was said, cant be worse than last year. What was it Richt said, fall camp we will have something like 50 more player availible. Even an injury rash isn’t going to start to mount up till later. We WILL roll into Stillwater with the ability to substitute unlike the last half of 2008. I think that’s what folks are not fully grasping. Even if you had your entire first string (which was certainly not the case) they cannot hold up the entire game. That’s why we didnt have a pass rush, we didnt have fresh guys rolling in. We’ll see if we can hang on enough to keep OSU from running up and down the field on us. Even ol’ Dumb Willie can at least pester the other team.

Our offence had flash last year but a major component in our 3 losses was that it’s all we had. We could not convert a 3rd and short, (or a goal to go), when it matter the most and that is O-line, plain and simple. Mistakes and TOs happen, but when your offense goes 3 and out for a quarter and a half, when your D is already in trouble…who cares what your “stars” are doing over on the sidelines? Hopefully our “grunts” are still going to be on the field this year picking up a very unspectacular 4 yrds all day long. And I think we do have some flash left.

Okie st

July 29th, 2009
1:04 pm

Ga is in for a rude awakening. Can’t wait to see the looks on their faces when we go up 14-0 in the first quarter. You’re wasting money coming out here thinking it will be a win for you. You’re so high on yourself dawg fans. New qb. Lousy defense. We’re going to roll over your team.

38-17.

gratefuldawghead

July 29th, 2009
1:12 pm

Okie St….It will be about normal for us to be down 14-0 in the first quarter..I think we can make the adjustments and have a big comeback. We are excited to open in Stillwater!

Josh

July 29th, 2009
1:14 pm

Beat the hell out of those ignorrant cowpokes.

YoungDawg

July 29th, 2009
1:18 pm

This is the 2nd day in a row there’s a post or reports where OK St fans, alums, players or media is being over confident. I hope it stays that way! They just might blow us out but if they believe the hype then don’t prepare properly they just might get blown out! I think us Dawgs know how that deal works & would love to flip it on somebody! Someone mentioned Red Britches those or Dooley are Whites would be fine by me. GO DAWGS! SIC’EM!

Josh

July 29th, 2009
1:18 pm

Wow the guy a few spots above me is a failure. Georgia could have been in the National Championship game in 2002 and 2005 and 2007. Idiot.

athensdawg

July 29th, 2009
1:18 pm

althamaha, i agree. O-Line is the key to this game. That, and throwing to thee tight ends.

D has got to be better…..but even if it is not, if we can play Dooleyball, we should win.

People forget that Dooleyball worked against this upstart young quarterback named Steve Young and his BYU cougars, and tons of run/shoot teams…which is all this spread stuff is.

Ball control, running game, defense. The three things that georgia football is known for….and we have gotten away from in the last few years.

honestly, we all should be more worried about spurrier coming to town the next week. remember what happened after our ‘high profile’ win against ASU……

Funny

July 29th, 2009
1:19 pm

Josh calls OSU “ignorrant” and he can’t even spell it right. Typical of a uga fan. Hay my name is Josh. I dont have no duhgree from that thar school in Athens but I shar do like them football team. Idiots.

Okie st

July 29th, 2009
1:22 pm

Good luck and enjoy your visit. I will be at the game and am looking forward to it too.

"War Eagle" is a battle cry, not a mascot

July 29th, 2009
1:25 pm

Custer: “Hell, those Indians should be scared of US!”

Ali Akbar Allah

July 29th, 2009
1:25 pm

Georgia will lost by 4 TD’s to Okie St and by 5 TD’s to Georgia Tech. Not only will Willie Martinez head be on a stake, calls will be for Mark Ricks also. It’s great to be a yellow jacket!

Josh

July 29th, 2009
1:25 pm

JaxDawg, we beat LSU 52-38 not 34-14 WTH?

Chris

July 29th, 2009
1:27 pm

Oklahoma State is just trying to talk themselves up. That is what scared teams do. They think if they keep saying all the bull they may believe too. I saw Ok. State hust two years ago get destroyed at Troy with Zac Robinson at the helm. Ok State is rising but their not there yet. People are wondering why Georgia picked them well it might be the other way around. Mark Richt is smarter than all of the Big 12 coaches combined. He knew what he was doing when he signed this game. Georgia is doubted in these big non-conference games every year and every year Georgia comes out with a victory. Stillwater will be quite Still when Georgia blows right through town. The Cowboys will at least know after the game that the schedule will not get tougher the rest of the year. If anybody should be worried about OK. State its because of their runningback “Hunter”. I respect that kid and he is very talented. He is an SEC type back who got lost when he was picking schools. Georgia will win 35-24.

PBR=America in a can

July 29th, 2009
1:28 pm

Trade school junkie needs to come up for air, he has been on the bottom of the tickle pile way too long. I know OKSU wants to make a statement but i think the Dawgs want to make a bigger statement considering how things went last year. Games are won in the trenches and i think we have the advantage on both sides.

"War Eagle" is a battle cry, not a mascot

July 29th, 2009
1:29 pm

and by the way, to the poster above, I bleed Auburn orange as an Auburn alum, but I don’t think USC (whose team that year is generally considered one of the best college football teams in the past 25 years) would have been a “gimmie” game if we got to play them in ‘04 :) I sure would have loved to had seen it, though.

Urban's husband

July 29th, 2009
1:38 pm

Oh brother,

OSU is this years Clemson. All the hype and then they will get run over by a more talented SEC team with less experience. Plus look at CMR’s road record at UGA. Then again, with all those 2 and 3 star prospects OSU lands every year maybe than give us a game. “I’m a man, I’m 40!!!” LOL!

Do you wear jorts?

July 29th, 2009
1:47 pm

PBR=America in a can

You are 100% correct. Do you think Alabama won 11 games last year on the arm of JPW? No way. The trenches is where it will get done.

The truth

July 29th, 2009
1:51 pm

Again, OSU returns a veteran offensive line starting 5 seniors including at least one NFL 1st round pick. They are either the best or second best oline in the big 12. OSU returns players who have more than 5500 career rushing yards. UGA returns players who have about 500 career rushing yards. OSU returns a veteran quarterback who was one of the nation’s leaders in passing efficiency last year and who has more than 6000 career psasing yards(in addition to 1500 yards rushing). Joe Cox has something like 500 career passing yards.

Our running backs:Kendall Hunter, all conference, all american. Keith Toston, 1500+ career yards. Beau Johnson, our 3rd stringer, has more yards than caleb king. Behind them are RS freshman Kye Staley, a 4* recruit 6′3 230 4.5 powerback. Dezter Pratt 5* 6′3″ 225, Jeremy Smith, one of the top 10 HS RB’s last year, Travis Miller, 4.3 speedster, etc. etc.

UGA fans need to realize, OSU was injury plagued the last two games last year. Hunter was injured versus Colorado and played hurt versus OU, had knee surgery before the bowl game…the bowl game is not indicative of his ability. Zac seperated his shoulder against Oregon, and Dez hurt his knee versus oregon. These injuries killed our chances in the Holiday Bowl, but we still had the lead in the 4th quarter. Likewise versus OU.

A healthy Kendall Hunter gashed Texas in Austin last year for 160 yards. Our guys are more than capable of gashing the UGA defense. Nobody including OU and Texas stopped us last year on offense, and both of these teams have superior talent on defense compared to UGA.

I am pretty certain that OSU is going to run the ball right at your defense. Good luck stopping that. You’re not playing a passing team, you are playing a running team that has a good wr. As for our other wr, they are talented, but unproven, like the rest of your recievers aside from AJ green.

OSU returns all of its LBs going 2 deep. Andre Sexton is actually a very good player, he is all conference caliber. Remember, OSU played 6 of the top 10 offenses last year and this is skewing the stats. If UGA went up every week against chase daniel, sam bradford, colt mccoy, graham harrell, case keenum, etc, your defensive stats would drop down a bit too. Instead you are playing john parker wilson (who btw osu defeated a couple years back in the independence bowl), and, frankly, a bunch of other subpar qbs in the SEC. Beyond Tebow, what good quarterback did you play last year?

OSU has good talent on defense…returning 10 of top 12 tacklers. Among our ‘new’ players on defense are several 4 and 5 * recruits who turned down SEC and OU, Texas…victor johnson, markelle martin, richetti jones, ugo chinhasa. Swanson Miller is a beast on the DL. Perrish Cox is an NFL pick at cornerback. so it is not like these guys suck.

The other factor to keep in mind is the return game, both Dez Bryant and Perrish Cox are all americans here.

The bottom line: OSU has proven commodoties, NFL picks at skill positions, and vast experience all over the field. UGA has AJ Green and a career benchwarmer at qb and what looks to be a decent defense. You’ll probably hold us to somewhere between 30 and 45 points. Last year, playing at home, our lowest point output was 34 versus Baylor. Second best was OU, they held us to 41.

and it is dumb to think UGA is better than OU on defense, or texas. ever heard of Bryan Orakpo? Travis Lewis? Gerald McCoy? Demarcus Granger? Sergio Kindle? oh heaven’s no, we aren’t used to playing these SEC defenders. They are so much better than the NFL players fielded by Texas and Oklahoma.

Good luck. This ain’t 2007. Zac Robinson isn’t Bobby Reid and OSU is about 1000x better this time around.

Buddy El

July 29th, 2009
1:54 pm

Jay Root: Why would UGA want to discard an opponent who has managed to put up a 1-7 record over the last 8 years?

Huh?

July 29th, 2009
1:55 pm

Okie State is a hyped pretender. Real programs don’t talk trash in the media about their opponents getting scared. That is totally amateur hour and that clown will be crapping his pants after Chapas earholes his a$$ into another dimension. Not much else to say besides that. Okie State is a soft and sissified football team and this game will be over by middle of the 3rd quarter at the latest. The real season begins against South Carolina the next week…

Pago Flyer

July 29th, 2009
1:56 pm

We just hope and pray that our defense and special teams show up!

charliedawg

July 29th, 2009
1:59 pm

YAWN……………………………sounds lke hawaii or boise state all over again to me, or myabe it was Arizona State…

and give the trade schoolers a break, they don’t have their own blog site

Gatorzone

July 29th, 2009
1:59 pm

Just dont pull a UT out in Stillwater!

GO DAWGS, make the SEC proud!

godawg

July 29th, 2009
2:01 pm

Okey dokey…

PBR=America in a can

July 29th, 2009
2:07 pm

the truth im glad you did all your research on okie state but im really not impressed. When it comes down to we have a better line on both sides of the ball. Im not saying Georgia is going to stomp OKSU but we have the advantage in the trenches. Look at the last time Georgia opened up on the road against a good team (Clemson 33-0) in 03. Richt will have the Dawgs ready and they sure as hell wont be scared to play in your stadium. So tell your players to keep talking trash and we will see what happens when the whistle blows. i dont think your going to like the outcome

mcdawg

July 29th, 2009
2:17 pm

I hope P. Miller is ready to cover Dez Bryant-i think the reemergence of the Big 12 (Big 8) is the best thing to happen to college football in a long-time but i simply was not impressed by any of the Defenses in the Big 12 OU UT included

if we play a fundamentally sound game-we win 31-14, 28-21 ????

1983Dawg

July 29th, 2009
2:31 pm

Remember that Florida limited Oklahoma’s vaunted offense to 14 points. SEC defenses are an entirely different commodity than the Big 12 defenses!

DamnGoodDawg

July 29th, 2009
2:32 pm

The Truth (UGA fans need to realize, OSU was injury plagued the last two games last year.),

I think you fail to realize that UGA had 30 players sidelined to injury last season. And still only lost 3 games in the toughest conference in the nation. If you guys lost 30+ players could you do as good?

Archie

July 29th, 2009
2:36 pm

The things Georgia should be scared about is the momentum and tempo. Georgia is as fast as it gets, so I’m not saying they’re slow, but spread offenses play at a game tempo that Georgia isn’t used to. That’s the biggest reason for huge offensive numbers in the Big 12, they run more plays per game in that conference. They’re snapping the ball with 15 or 20 seconds left on the play clock. The game just happens faster in the Big 12, and it’s not the footspeed kind of fast, it’s the rapid sequence of events. It makes it so that momentum swings can be fast and brutal, you can go from a tie game to a 21 point deficit in two minutes. Georgia isn’t used to that style of play, but with a summer to prepare they can certainly be ready. That also works in the other direction against Oklahoma State. For spread teams that are used to their nonstop pace, teams that slow down the action and use the entire play clock and grind the ball with their running game can really bog down the offense and stop it before it ever starts.

Jeff

July 29th, 2009
2:37 pm

WRITE IT DOWN……..OUR DEFENSE (even WITHOUT a GREAT DC) will WRECK havoc on hefferpoks.There is NO comparison in talent….

dan

July 29th, 2009
2:46 pm

Maybe that’s what UGA needs to hear instead of everyone sucking up to them like they did last year. I hope everyone expects us to lose by 21 points. I want OSU to talk as much trash as they want. I want them to say that they will run up the score if UGA doesn’t bring their A game. I want them to say that UGA is soft and isn’t “Man Enough”. Honestly if I were OSU, I wouldn’t be scared of the Dawgs either. I like trash talk, and I like the fact that teams aren’t giving us respect until we earn it. It gives us something to prove come gameday, and that’s a good thing!

Huh?

July 29th, 2009
2:48 pm

“but spread offenses play at a game tempo that Georgia isn’t used to.”

Uh, Florida, Troy, Hawaii, or Central Michigan ring a bell? All employ some variation of the spread offense and Georgia has played all of them in the past two seasons. Although none of the current players were around at the time, Martinez was leading the defense when West Virginia ran wild on us in 2005 too. We’ve played the spread.

Jeff

July 29th, 2009
2:56 pm

TRUTH,
NICE essay ON YOUR TEAM……BUT the TRUTH is you guys are OVERRATED!!
You WILL not be able to RUN on our D .The BIG 3 in the middle will shut you down….soooo you will have to run WIDE and our LB’s are TOOOO quick.So I guess you will have to PASS…….interceptions.Joe Cox is NOT a freshman….when STAFFORD could’t get it done ,he came to the rescue!

AltamahaDawg

July 29th, 2009
3:03 pm

athensdawg, I agree with you across the board. I tried to find something to dispute but couldn’t. Mark that down. AND good point, I forgot we never had a TE last year.

The fact that an OSU player would even talk about any game in terms of who is, was, or should be “scared” tells me all I need to know about where they are as a program.

DOGGIE IN NC

July 29th, 2009
3:11 pm

Doggies are going to ride them Cowpokes all the way up broke back mountain. By the time Joe finishes with them, they will be calling him “Mule” with the frigg’n they are going to get! GO DOGGIES!

GO DAWGS

July 29th, 2009
3:12 pm

TRADE SCHOOL JUNKIE WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING, PLEASW SHARE !!!!!!!!!!

AltamahaDawg

July 29th, 2009
3:18 pm

I am by no means an expect on the spread BUT why is anyone conceeding that it’s trademark is “faster tempo”. What does that even mean? I alway saw it as speading the field (thus the name) in formations that makes give a QB more options. But spread out or not, the rules still require the players to be set at the time the ball is snapped, does it not. What is this “tempo” that we havent seen before? Grated it take a mobile QB, and maybe that is where that perception comes from. Although I don’t consider Tebow as “fast”. We see fast, mobile QBs all the time. I guess 4 WR would represent overall faster player on the field at the time. But its not like we are trotting over D-lineman to cover them. Oh hell, we werent ready for that tempo!

AltamahaDawg

July 29th, 2009
3:19 pm

you can tell I’m not an expec(r)t…….

Long Dawg

July 29th, 2009
3:19 pm

Good thing the games are played on the field and not in these silly blogs… On Paper OK State should win… Great skill players, at Home, new Stadium. The games are no played on paper either.
Should Georgia be scared? With South Carolina, Arkansas, LSU, Florida Tennessee and Auburn on the schedule. I think not. Should they be prepared yes… focused…. yes… pissed of about last season yes… but scared, not a chance… The fact that Tech fans would like us to lose every game is not new and changes nothing… They are more interested in what happens to the Dawgs than they in their own program.

This is the kind of game Georgia should love… great on the road record under Richt 30 and 4…. underdog…. everybody healthy…Great opportunity to make a statement. It doesn’t get any better than this. OK St. was really hyped the last time we played them as was Boise State and Hawaii. Hype means nothing.
The Truth- good explanation of why OK State should be good. However, we had a #1 draft pick and a #12 draft pick last year and that doesn’t guarantee you anything. Should be a great atmosphere and a great game. May the best team win.

Huh?

July 29th, 2009
3:31 pm

Oh, and I forgot to mention a team called Oklahoma State in my last post. I believe they had a spread offense two years ago when we played them and that many of our current players probably remember it. Archie is a goob.

AltamahaDawg

July 29th, 2009
3:39 pm

If you ever need to know who Georgia plays next, ask any tech fan. The only tech game that they are sure about is the last one, because its listed on the UGA schedule hangin on thier wall.

jessica

July 29th, 2009
3:56 pm

dawgs win big in stillwater!!!!!!
dawgs 34 okstate 10

third quarter fan

July 29th, 2009
3:59 pm

Not true Alt.

But I do like flukes (super fluke actually made by Zoom…ask Cox what they are)

R&R

July 29th, 2009
4:02 pm

let the cowboys &there fans talk all they want.Maybe our coachs and players are consentrating on improving from last year and playing one game at a time. We should be better on both sides of the ball.But you cant control injuries. And if we lose a couple of starters on D-line or couple of running backs it could be another frustrating year.

DOGGIE IN NC

July 29th, 2009
4:09 pm

I really do not expect to see another Boise type game. I believe the cowboys will play us close into the 3rd quarter, at least. The only way we blow them out early is if they come out and play like we did last year against Bama. GO COWPOKES AND DOGGIES!

BurningRedBleedingBlack

July 29th, 2009
4:19 pm

We all saw what OU high powered offense did against FLA in the national championship 14 pts against a SEC defense i’m not scared they said the same thing 07 i was at that game we crushed them! We’ll be ready and oh yeah OSU don’t talk any more smack UGA has a past of cleaning clock when opponets talk trash. GO DAWGS

Trade School Junkie

July 29th, 2009
4:30 pm

Its comical how dawg fans sound JUST AS DELUSIONAL about beating OKSt as they did right before:

1. the Bama game
2. the Florida game
3. the GT game

In fact, GA was sooooooooooo confident they were gonna beat Bama,
they even broke out the black jerseys. CMR even “joked” on TV about the so-called “funeral” comment.

It was DEFINITELY a funeral!

Better wear your black to Stillwater fleabags ’cause its gonna be another funeral for ya.

BankerDawg

July 29th, 2009
4:34 pm

Why do we continue to draw some favorable correlation between how the Florida defense performed against OU in the BCSCG and how our offense will perform against Oklahoma St?

The Gators ended the season #4 in ppg (12.9) and #9 in total defense.

They were far and away a more superior defensive unit than ours, yet we hang our hat on the fact they held OU to 14 points?

This is apples and oranges, guys.

I certainly hope our team is not looking at OSU as another Boise St, Arizona St, or Hawaii….if so we will be leaving Stillwater with an L.

Sanford Drive

July 29th, 2009
4:37 pm

BankerDawg,

Agree with your point. I don’t understand why people are drawing comparisions between the OK State game and Boise State game. First of all, we’re playing AWAY. Secondly, OK State is a legit BCS team. And thirdly, Boise State sucked while OSU should be good.

DawginLex

July 29th, 2009
4:38 pm

trade school flunkie,

And we should listen to or take advice from a tech nerd because……?

Go play on your own blogs, if you can find one.

How2fish

July 29th, 2009
4:40 pm

Man the bugs are getting rabid..they KNOW the beat down cometh…..OK St fans seems like a reasonable bunch, not rabid haters, but with a passion for there team…folks its going be a good one..but really the Big 12 hasn’t done real well against the SEC..I look for that trend to continue…I find it funny that there are so many..Georgia is not used to the speed of the Okie St offense….PLEASE !

Jeff

July 29th, 2009
4:41 pm

THE DAWGS are OUT to PROVE………we were a LITTLE embarrassed last year. I don’t CARE who is at QB….you will SEE the TRUTH IS IN THE ATTITUDE!!!!

Huh?

July 29th, 2009
4:45 pm

Trade School Junkie seems to be suffering from a bit of selective amnesia. There wasn’t a bigger group of smack talking idiots on the earth than the Techies before that Chicken Bowl last year. After all, they had beaten Georgia by 3 whole points!!! No way LSU could hang with the ACC Coastal Division runner ups!!! They were unstoppable. Then the game started and the big mouthed Techies were sitting there in the Dome with their thumbs up their butts and tears streaming down their faces, just like they always do when they start feeling real good about themselves. I can’t believe that you have forgotten this Trade School Junkie. It wasn’t that long ago.

chazzo

July 29th, 2009
4:47 pm

bankerdawg,

You make an excellent point. I think the UF/OU score thing is an argument about the quality of competition in the respective conferences. You are absolutely right, though, it doesn’t amount to a hill of beans on 9/5.

can't tackle, huh?

July 29th, 2009
4:52 pm

and the dogs were so confident last year at half time they forgot to come out and play the third quarter. And then, the fans went home.

chazzo

July 29th, 2009
4:56 pm

The Truth?

You can’t handle the truth.

Someone had to say it.

The truth

July 29th, 2009
5:14 pm

Yeah well if OU and Texas cant stop our running game I doubt UGA will. OU’s DLine is the best in college football and we ran for 187 yards on them last year. Again, UGA fans need to realize, your defense is good, but it is not as good as OU and Texas. Both of these teams have higher rated classes particularly on the dline and lb. OU held florida to 24 points. Florida scored 49 on UGA last year. OU has all-americans on the Dline. UGA doesnt. Owens and atkins are good, but they are not at the gerald mccoy/demarcus granger/brian orakpo/sergio kindle level. They are solid college players who will work in car dealerships after their UGA careers are over.

UGA fans are delusional.

I look forward to watching the midget prince miller trying to defend our receivers lol. We’re just going to run right over your team. and what good is a decent oline when you have crap running backs which is the case for UGA. Just garbage back there, won’t do a darn thing. OSU’s oline>>>UGA’s oline. The only reason you think your oline is better is because it is UGA.

G2Rhett (Colorado Springs, CO)

July 29th, 2009
5:18 pm

Should the Dogs be scared going into Stillwater? Hell no!!! OSU is going to have a disappointing home opener as Georgia wins 28-17. GO DAWGS!!!

K-Town Dawg

July 29th, 2009
5:29 pm

Don’t forget OSU defense is lead by the same guy who orchestrated those defensive juggernauts in Kansas and Miami.

Yeah, I bet the DAWGS are real scared!

Saint Simons

July 29th, 2009
5:44 pm

OSU 35—– uga 0

Long Dawg

July 29th, 2009
5:48 pm

Trade school flunkie is just an agitator. He didn’t go to Tech and has never played any sport. He get his exercise by choking his chicken while he spews on the Georgia blogs. He is a pervert cruising blogs for someone to interact with.

Long Dawg

July 29th, 2009
5:59 pm

The Truth…. thanks for explaining the situation to us. Now let me explain something to you. What keeps OK State from being like Oklahoma and Texas is depth. Georgia has more depth too. That’ll be the difference.
Texas beat Oklahoma. Texas came within one play of losing to Texas Tech who got clobbered by OLE MISS. So making all of these comparisons means nothing. When Ok State got to the meat of their schedule last year they lost pretty big three time and then got beat in their bowl game. We won’t know who is really delousional until the game is played will we?

Long Dawg

July 29th, 2009
6:01 pm

Georgia Tech 7 Jax State 10.

CPTNQUIRK

July 29th, 2009
6:39 pm

Chris, you may have seen OSU get destroyed by a Zac Robinson led Cowboy team two years ago. That was Robinson’s first start as a Cowboy and we lost 41-23. A year later we thumped Troy in Stillwater 55-24. Same Zac Robinson. Things change.

Wil Walton, I don’t know where you got you O-Line and D-Line sizes for the Cowboys but your numbers are about 30 lbs light. Our offensive line averages about 308 and the defensive line averages about 272.

Long Dawg, Texas did lose to Texas Tech by one play. And one of the reasons the Cowboys are excited this year is the improvement in depth that we have developed. We can now line up 2 deep on both sides of the ball without the drastic drop-off that we have had in years past.

My prediction- Cowboys 38: Georgia 27

burrdog

July 29th, 2009
7:16 pm

If anyone is interested in going to stillwater, fly to wichita kansas airport instead of OKC..it’s 271/person for non-stop flight from atlanta on delta..wichita (ICT)is only 125 miles from stillwater. Flight from atl to OKC is 526/person. This is for flight leaving 9-4 and returning 9-6.

FL Dawg

July 29th, 2009
7:29 pm

I hope the dawgs are taking Okie St. seriously. I believe the dawgs will be victorious, but that is why we play the game. As most games it will come down to how we play in the trenches. UGA O-line from top to bottom should be much more athletic than OSU D-line, UGA D-line should prove to be very solid against Okie St. O-line.

Lee Dawg

July 29th, 2009
7:31 pm

I agree I-DAWG. I think this will be a tough game. UGA’s defense need to play very good and make some stops. We shouldn’t talk any trash before the season starts!!!!!!! Go Dawgs!!!!

Mike T.

July 29th, 2009
8:05 pm

Georgia 41 Oklahoma St. 7—— 42-45 FLUKE!

Saint Simons

July 29th, 2009
8:17 pm

GT 45—— uga 42 hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Mike T.

July 29th, 2009
8:20 pm

Its comical how dawg fans sound JUST AS DELUSIONAL about beating OKSt as they did right before:

1. the Bama game
2. the Florida game
3. the GT game

Well what happened to those predictions last year by the Nerds we were gonna lose to Tenn, SC, Auburn,eh well every game we played, but somehow we keep having ten win seasons. I think with this years team
we stand to win ten or better. Remember the dawgs start another win streak against the Joke by Coke
crew this ,no three point fluke wins for the bugs.

Camden Mark

July 29th, 2009
8:25 pm

Scared we might have a hard time finding that poky little town in the badlands of Okiehoma

Larry Munson

July 29th, 2009
8:49 pm

“They’re running through us like we’re a Vandy or a Wake Forest.”

chazzo

July 29th, 2009
9:09 pm

Last year was dismal. My dawgs lost to 3 solid teams and beat a bunch of second tiers. Bottom line. Last year’s team was all attitude, no heart. And, the number one ranking (totally undeserved) with the two big stars only served to distract. I will grant them the injury factor, but I hope a lot of lessons were learned by coaches and players. Last year was a dismal failure. Michigan State… who cares? Just like hawaii… who cares?

UGA needs to take this team seriously. They need to take every game seriously. They will not win a single game because they think they should. The dawgs need to play solid, fundamental, and flawless every game this year. I think OK ST is a pretty even match up. It will be within a TD either way.

How did we get from “next year looks bleak; I hope we just win 7″ to “we are going undefeated, upsetting the Gators, and playing for the BCS” in two lousy months.

Wil Walton

July 29th, 2009
9:47 pm

Quirk: the OL average was from the OL listed on the roster on the OSU website.

The truth

July 29th, 2009
10:49 pm

This is the best running team you have faced in several years. Way better than georgia tech, with superior personel and dangerous threats in the passing game. Our recievers dont play unless they learn to block.

Basically, what is going to happen in this game is OSU is going to run, run, run the ball. On the other end, we are going to stop your running game and force cox to win it with his arm. So what it will all boil down to is this, can OSU run the ball consistently on UGA, and, can Joe Cox beat us with his arm. Both sides know this, it is no secret. Gundy has already said the number one priority is to stop the UGA running game. If UGA holds OSU under 150 yards rushing (something nobody has done in quite some time), that will be key. Because then the question becomes, can we make enough plays in the passing game with only one proven reciever, and can our new wr’s shake off the jitters rapidly enough to make plays. The exact same holds for UGA, who themselves have basically one proven great wr and a lot of unproven potential. I like OSU in this game simply because we have proven commodities in the backfield, UGA does not, and this is a home game for OSU.

john '90

July 29th, 2009
10:55 pm

Offense sells tickets, defense wins championships! We couldn’t stop the common cold last year, but that is history. No one truly knows anything about this upcoming game, except it’s huge for each program. Each team will be prepared. Everyone on this post can recite statistics, regurgitate prospects and potential NFL prospects from each school. Knowing UGA fans realize Gundy is a very good coach, Hunter is a talented running back, Robinson is a very good QB and Dez Bryant is clearly a top tier national wr.

That said, one thing I really like about the Dawgs this year, the silence out of the team. That tells me, they are working and working hard to regain some respect. Having travelled to see some of our out of conference opponents, namely West Virginia and Virginia Tech of recent match-ups, let’s stay classy Dawg fans. Each of those opponents were well represented with dignified fans. And it sounds the same is true for the Cowboys faithful. Back in ‘04, made the trek to Fayetteville (almost Oklahoma) and received one of the most memorable compliments from an Arkansas student after the game. We won 20-16 and he and his buddies tried to start some smack talking. My friend and I smiled and declined. He responded, “That’s the thing about Dawg fans. Their team kicks your ass, but in a polite way.” Words to cherish. Stay Classy. God Bless and Peace.

Seymore Hiney

July 29th, 2009
11:10 pm

I’d offer to take the bet on the 61 point spread from the stepchild at GT but I know he doesn’t have the cash. More importantly, how are the RINGS progressing? LMAO, no higher compliment could ever have been paid to CMR and the dawgs than the fact that the GT coach recognized that their win was a once in a decade experience, worthy of being commemorated-since it certainly won’t be repeated by anyone currently enrolled. I’m embarassed for the tech fans-what a huge admission!

rabbit

July 29th, 2009
11:36 pm

come on dawg fans.lets not let all of these haters get us down. LOSE TO OKSU come on people. GEORGIA OR OKSU. MAN ITS A NO BRIANER. GEORGIA WILL NOT LOSE THIS GAME.

Denver Dog

July 30th, 2009
12:53 am

I guess, like always, it will get settled on betweeen the goal lines. No doubt that they are a great team, We really don’t even deserve to be on the same field with them. There is no way we can cover the wideouts, tackle the QB, or RB. We have absolutely no offesnsive line and no defense. We have a QB who only has game experience against one big12 team, and he threw 2 TD passes in the 4th quarter. I’m sure we should not have been in that game either and all that was just another fluke. We are not used to playing in big games, especially on the road when the colors are orange. We should be scared to death. We have nohting for them at the linebacker positon, and our kickers are only 2nd year men with nothing to show as a track record to go on. You Okie guys are right, we should not even be on that field with your team. That is kind of like what Michigan State big 10 said last year too!

Denver Dog

July 30th, 2009
12:59 am

Truth, I hate to admit it but you are right. We have never played a team that runs the ball like Ok State, or that passes the ball like Ok State, or that has an O line like Ok State. You guys are surely so much better than UGA that we should not even show up for the game. We should be scared to death, and you are right, we are not used to playing big games on the road. I’m sure we will never be able to compete against OK State. I am just totally in awe of how good your team is becoming.

Trade School Boy, you need to do a littel research before you start flapping your gums, or in this case shuffling your little fingers.

CPTNQUIRK

July 30th, 2009
10:48 am

Wil Walton, you had better double check your source. The Official OSU website lists 21 offensive linemen weighing a total of 6327 lbs for an average of 301 lbs per player. This includes incoming freshmen and other players who won’t play. Our starters average closer to 310 lbs.

Paddy

July 30th, 2009
10:56 am

ugadog…I don’t consider the word okie derogatory at all. it refers to the folks that left the “dust bowl” to move to the pacific nw to build wpa project dams. those people in the nw refered to them as okies and arkies. just hard working folks trying to make a living. What is wrong with that?

Amelia island Mike

July 30th, 2009
12:25 pm

Jay root and the doubters– The only thing smoking is gonna be Okie states secondary. White hot from being burned. May be a shootout if we cant play defense but thats best case example for them. SEC SEC SEC

ARdawg

July 30th, 2009
12:28 pm

the truth

Please do come back here AFTER the game and let’s do some comparisons to your pre-game analysis and the post-game results. There is usually one just like you on the Georgia blogs before every game. One who has all is stats and already won the game on paper. Strangely enough we never see them again after game time.

I remember in 07 there were several of you Pokes on Georgia blogs and actually had me a bit more concerned that we could lose that game. We all know how it turned out. Few teams could run on our weak injury riddled defense last year so keep throwing last years stats out like you are and bank on them. Personally, I think you are headed for major disappointment. Top to bottom the Big 12 just doesn’t stack up to SEC. Texas good one year and maybe OU the next. No big feats there. The SEC year in and year out field 5-6 quality top 10 caliber teams of which Georgia is one consistently. Your running, spread offense will be shutdown. Your defense should actually improve from last year but it won’t be impressive and will be unable to stop Georgia’s offensive attack which will come at them from every direction and with more speed that you’ve seen since we played you last. Please do come back after the game and lets discuss it

OrangeCowboy

July 30th, 2009
3:22 pm

ARdawg-I’m not “The Truth”, but I would take you up on coming back here to discuss the game if OSU loses. But only if you will agree to come to the newsok.com website and discuss the game if OSU wins. Deal?

I’m not making an predictions on the game, but at least The Truth does quote real statistics whereas you quote opinions such as “Your running, spread offense will be shutdown” and “Your defense should actually improve from last year but it won’t be impressive and will be unable to stop Georgia’s offensive attack.” Those things may come to pass, but just you saying them won’t make it so any more than the stats that The Truth quoted will make OSU win.

DuluthCowboy

July 30th, 2009
5:07 pm

Dawg Fans,

Please understand that most if not all but a few Cowboy fans understand and respect the deep strong football program that Ga will be bringing into Stillwater. Also, understand that every Cowboy fan although maybe not represented here believes more than ever we have a good team that hopefully will win or at least battle the dawgs to what should be a great game. As a longtime Cowboy fan we have suffered through many many many losing or less than respectful seasons, we have a very good team but I can guarantee you that everyone of us isn’t underestimating the Bulldogs and that goes for the players also.

Until the Cowboys can prove over and over it can win the big games against the top notched programs, all of us Cowboy fans will do what we always do whether we win or lose and that is be top notch fans and support our team.

Here are some interesting things about OSU that you may not know.

A true Cowboy fan never roots or would chant Big 12, we don’t root for each other in the Big 12 ever.

A true Cowboy fan despises OU football but mostly there fans, I guess winning brings a disrespectful arrogance but they are over the top.

Oklahoma has dominated the Cowboys except during Les Miles tenure, Les was actually able to beat the Sooners twice.

Texas has dominated the Cowboys since the inception of the Big 12.

In the 80’s we had coaches named Jimmy Johnson, Dave Wannstedt, Larry Coker, Butch Davis and a kid named Barry Sanders backing up another kid named Thurman Thomas and guess what we still lost to Nebraska and Oklahoma.

In closing, this is nothing more than newspapers trying to make a story and find something to rally the dawgs, story or not, the Cowboy fans and players have the utmost respect and regard for the Ga football program, we have more to gain then lose playing the Bulldogs because if beaten irregardless of preseason polls, etc, true Cowboy fans have experienced missed expectations for many many years and this will be just another missed expectation which quite frankly pains me to say but we are quite use to it. However, don’t underestimate our will to win and our hope to prove that we are on our way when we play in Stillwater but in winning or losing you will meet no more respectful fan base.

As a side note,I did attend the game in Cowboy game in Athens and sadly many of the Dawg faitfhful could learn a little about respecting the competition because it really is just a football game and there are many more important issues to get worked up over.

cpdawg

July 31st, 2009
4:02 am

We all know Coach Richt’s road record and scared ain’t in it.

benadawg

July 31st, 2009
12:14 pm

trade school flunkie you are a joke….period