Two-minute drill: Tailback situation clear as mud

Be sure to check out Tim Tucker’s report on Georgia’s scrimmage today, the first of the preseason. Richard Samuel had a big day, possibly muddying the tailback waters more, though Mark Richt noted that he had more space to run than the other backs. He was Mr. Big Play, with a 63-yard TD run and a 70-yard touchdown catch. Will he pass Caleb King for first in line on the tailback committee? It’ll be interesting to watch over the next couple of weeks.

More road game cut-off scores

The UGA athletic association has released another couple of Hartman Fund cut-off scores for road games this season. Those are the minimum cumulative lifetime amounts Bulldog Club members have to have contributed in order to have gotten tickets. For the Vanderbilt game, all contributors with a cumulative score of 11,300 or higher who ordered tickets will get them. And for the game at Georgia Tech the cumulative score needed for tickets is 30,000 and higher. Cut-off score requirements for the Florida game in Jacksonville will be announced once the institutional allotment is received and allocated, Georgiadogs.com says. Refund checks for unfilled orders will be issued after the Florida cut-off score is determined.

Dogs, Vols set for early game

CBS and ESPN officials say the Oct. 10 football game between Tennessee and Georgia at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville is expected to have a lunchtime kickoff, the Chattanooga Times-Free Press reports. CBS has scheduled its lone day-night doubleheader for Oct. 10, and is likely to take the game between Florida and LSU for the prime-time slot. Alabama-Ole Miss is likely to occupy the 3:30 p.m. slot on CBS.  Because CBS has exclusive broadcast windows on that day, ESPN official Burke Magnus says, “all the rest of the games in the league will be early,” including Georgia-Tennessee. It could be the noon game on one of the ESPN channels or might be the SEC Network regionally televised game at 12:21. That hasn’t yet been determined. 

More early bowl projections 

ESPN.com’s Mark Schlabach and Bruce Feldman have posted their preseason bowl projections, and both predict another trip to Orlando’s Capital One Bowl for the Dogs. Schlabach has Georgia meeting Iowa in the bowl while Feldman sees the Dogs against Ohio State. They both also see Florida and Texas meeting for the BCI championship and have Ole Miss in the Sugar, Alabama in the Cotton and LSU in the Outback. Schlabach sees South Carolina in the Chick-fil-A while Feldman opts for Tennessee. Schlabach has Tennessee in the Music City, where Feldman predicts the Gamecocks will wind up. Schlabach has Auburn in the Liberty and Arkansas in the PapaJohns.com Bowl. Feldman has Auburn in the Independence, where Schlabach puts Kentucky.

UGA prepping of Stafford praised

Sports Illustrated has a piece on the Detroit Lions in which veteran linebacker Julian Peterson praises the coaching rookie QB Matthew Stafford received at UGA. After a practice play in which Stafford looked off his true receiver before firing a no-look completion, Peterson says, “I was like, ‘OK, I see that’s the reason you’re a No. 1 quarterback.’ He’s well above the learning curve. Whoever has coached him up before he got to this level, somebody’s done a good job of keeping him prepared, because he’s very prepared.”

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Boss Dog 1

August 12th, 2009
3:59 pm

Boss Dog 1

August 12th, 2009
4:02 pm

Samuel, King, Thomas, an outstanding 1- 2- 3 punch.

L-Dawg

August 12th, 2009
4:08 pm

GLORY GLORY TO OLE’ GEORGIA!!!

SO GOOD TO BE PASSIONATE ABOUT MY TEAM AND NOT BE PASSIONATE ABOUT HATING ANOTHER!!!

GO DAWGS!!!!

24 DAYS!!!!

Boss Dog 1

August 12th, 2009
4:08 pm

Samuel, Kin, Thomas, a great 1-2-3 punch. Let’s get ready to rumble!!!!!!!!!

GeoffDawg

August 12th, 2009
4:11 pm

High praise for CMR and CMB.

Mark Twain

August 12th, 2009
4:13 pm

Well so much for Samuel playing Linebacker.

yellow fuzz

August 12th, 2009
4:21 pm

1. Not one of the 5 RB’s in the running could start in Techs backfield.
2. Stafford was wise beyond his years before he came to georgia so I don’t think Bobo can take much credit unless Stafford (not Bill King-LOL) says it.
3. Rumble all the way to the Music City Bowl dogs. Hope our beating you sends you there vs a FL bowl

Sanford Drive

August 12th, 2009
4:24 pm

Wow, Samuel and Thomas both had a great day. 22 yards per carry. I’ll take it.

Pi$$onaDawg

August 12th, 2009
4:34 pm

#2 D with all the depth from last years fill-in players doesn’t seem to any better than last years D. How did the #2 O do against the #1 D?

Denver Dog

August 12th, 2009
4:36 pm

Hey Yellow Buzz, it appears that you have been smoking wacky backy again. Tech would have loved to have any of those backs, as they are all great backs. Tech’s backfield is desigend for the run you doofus. If you know as much about your so called engineering as you do football you can probabaly get another building or two to fall down.

Stafford learned alot from BOBO as he has stated several times, and Tech learned alot from him as in how to keep losing.

It appears that there were several years in the past in which you Techie bumbling bees would love to go to the Music City Bowl (Like most years). I guess it beats sitting at home for the bowl season. What do you think, Chick Fil A bowl, Grant field toilet bowl breath.

Isn’t it a shame about Tech!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Too Easy

August 12th, 2009
4:38 pm

And, fuzz, you still won’t visit a BCS bowl – or win whatever crap bowl you might go to. Remember this: none of our RBs EVER wanted to start in gtu’s backfield.

Fletch

August 12th, 2009
4:43 pm

Great plug for the UGA coaches!!! We’re going to continue to get the best talent at QB with the offense that we run and comments like that.

JaxDawg

August 12th, 2009
4:45 pm

yellow fuzz-
1. you’re right because we run a pro-style set not a high school triple option. Our running backs are COLLEGE backs not HS ones.
2.You obviously did not follow Stafford’s maturation process at UGA, he was very raw when he got here
3.Music City Bowl is more likely where you’ll find your techies.
BTW- keep hoping but remember this…hope is not a strategy.

oldbird

August 12th, 2009
4:53 pm

Yellow Fuzz, can you please get someone at AJC to post your many pictures of the “blue turf bowl”? We dog fans have never been there because we like playing on New Years in the warmer regions.

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

August 12th, 2009
4:56 pm

yellowfuzz, #1, and your point is? #2 Ga hasn’t had a QB that didn’t dominate GT in more than a decade (and won’t have anytime soon) #3 The Music City Bowl is not played on Jan 1st so I’m pretty sure UGA won’t be there. An additional note for you, Boise is having the annual GT blue rug bowl again this year….they hope to sell 10,000 seats for the game if they can get Coke to co-sponsor with Papa Johns

45ACP

August 12th, 2009
4:56 pm

Georgia does not go to any Bowl Game and get beat down like 38-3.

Class of '98

August 12th, 2009
4:58 pm

Yellowfuzz… Stafford went to UGA so that he could be tutored by Bobo and Richt. That’s why he freakin chose UGA you nimrod.

merbertmoover

August 12th, 2009
4:58 pm

man dontavious tore it up baby! mmmhmmm like sweet potato pie!

RAMBLE ON!!!

August 12th, 2009
4:59 pm

I can’t figure out why anyone who can’t stop a team for rushing over 400 yards on them and LOSE. would refer to it as a “high school offense”.

how stupid can you get?

I heard Samuel had a good scrimmage, anyone know if he had an average 16.5 yards a carry?

Beware of the junkyard dawg

August 12th, 2009
4:59 pm

Snatch ur purse tech fan

yellow fuzz

August 12th, 2009
5:02 pm

Denver Dog
Too Easy
Jax Dawg

Who won last year’s “Georgia Bowl”?

And of those 408 yards we gained on the ground, which one of them was by a “high school running back”? LOL. And which of our two backs that rushed for 100 yards against your overrated preseason number one azz, which one was a “high school running back”?

And I recalling hearing two of you three trash our “high school triple option” when you were up 16 points at half time. But I didn’t hear you say much when we bitch slapped you 26-0 in the 3rd qtr. LOL.

Love GEORGIA

August 12th, 2009
5:05 pm

Yellow fuzz- Tech will be lucky to even be invited to a bowl this year after the chickfila BEATDOWN last year. what was the score a**hole 38-3. The only way you beat uga last year was your offence was so inept in the first half and your defence s**ked, so we thought we had the game won. we were and are the better team. we were not used to tech putting up a fight after 7 wins in a row against you tech a**sholes. This year you will see the fight in the dawg for the whole game. Than you Sh*t A**es will crawl back in your hole for another 7 years.

yellow fuzz

August 12th, 2009
5:09 pm

31-0 (at the half when Alabama put in their male cheerleaders)
49-10 (your annual beat down in jax)
2103 (yards given up by your defense over the last 6 games of the year
45-42 (2008 Georgia Bowl loss to your state rivals)
26-0 (3rd quarter bitch slapping in Georgia Bowl by your state rivals)

RAMBLE ON!!!

August 12th, 2009
5:09 pm

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Gravy Train

August 12th, 2009
5:10 pm

Great. We get a usual JP Sports time slot for the Vomiteers game because they are garbage unworthy of a national telecast. They will have already been manhandled by Florida and UCLA by then.

Georgia wouldn’t have any of Tech’s RBs because we didn’t recruit any of them. Not even Dwyer. Now go back to getting laughed off of internet dating sites…herb.

I-DOG

August 12th, 2009
5:12 pm

Off topic, but any Georgia basher who blasts UGA for playing a weak schedule this year is just not being honest with themselves… and there are those who are actually claiming UGA is not playing a murderous schedule this year.

They point to Ten. Tech as their proof. Yes, that is a cupcake, but EVERY school has at LEAST one on their scheule and most have 2-3. Show me one top 25 team that doesn’t have at least 1 cupcake on their schedule. TX should be ashamed of themselves as should Notre Dame. Notre Dame is ranked #23 and will only be an underdog in one of their games the entire season. That just isn’t what Notre Dame is supposed to be about. Florida has three cupcake games scheduled. Nebraska has 3 plus Baylor in conference. Ohio State is a little better than they usually are with two cupcakes, but you do have to hand it to them for playing USC. USC plays just one cupcake, but Washington and Washington state have been lay down games the past couple of years, so it depends how those two squads are.

How can anyone call UGA’s schedule an easy one? If not UGA, who has a good schedule this year?

BIGBOY

August 12th, 2009
5:15 pm

GT should worry about beating VA instead of living off of a 3 point win.Funny how they don’t have much to say about the LSU game.BTW it’s NOT like VA is beating GT by squeakers either.What’s up with THAT Techies?

I-DOG

August 12th, 2009
5:20 pm

Great news about Richard Samuels performance in the scrimmage. I thought that both Samuels and King were not ready to play last year as Moreno’s backup, plain and simple. In Samuel’s case he was very young (he must have skipped a grade somewhere along the line) so one year might really make a difference.

Each back only had 4-5 carries in that scrimmage, so this doesn’t tell us definitively who the best backs are, but it is good do hear that Samuel’s had a good day

AltamahaDawg

August 12th, 2009
5:29 pm

Bill, can you go ahead and provide the link for that countdown to the first Georgia game? I know all the tech fans would love to have that on thier laptop.

Also during the season, you might put a little blurb down at the bottom of your page, where they can go look and see if tech played over the weekend.

45ACP

August 12th, 2009
6:12 pm

Bill you need to send them all an e-mail alert so they can be 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on to post on the GEORGIA BULLDOG blogs. I think it’s funny but they have no sense of humor over on the TECH blogs. They want someone to monitor the posts. Can you believe that?

superDawg

August 12th, 2009
6:18 pm

The only reason nerds are spewing their insults is because soon they won’t have a leg to stand on.Thats when it stops.Then come the excuses.

KingGator

August 12th, 2009
6:18 pm

Ramble, Samuel had 21.6 yards per carry.

superDawg

August 12th, 2009
6:24 pm

I don’t have a problem with tekies posting their crap here.When the season is over and they see the truth it will hurt alot more.It’s easy to be brave when your schedule is as easy as teks.

South Georgia Dawg

August 12th, 2009
6:24 pm

Hey Fuzzy Buzzy none of the mentioned Georgia players would have gone to tech in the first place. You clearly don’t get it.

Tim

August 12th, 2009
6:44 pm

I think Yellow Fuzz is a bit obsessed with UGA, as is the case with most of the Tech posters on here. He rambled off more stats about UGA than he probably knows about Tech. If you notice, you don’t see a whole lot of UGA people on the Tech blogs. We just don’t care.

You had a good game last year, you beat us, fair and square. Congratulations. But, get over it. Maybe if you guys focused on you own conference a little more, maybe you’d actually be competitive and win some titles other than “State” titles every 8 years or so. And for as good as you guys like to come on here and say you are, all the time, you’d think you would have a little more to show for it considering you play in the weak ACC…

45ACP

August 12th, 2009
6:48 pm

I don’t have a problem with it either. I really do think it’s funny reading these Tech posts.
GO DAWGS

69 Dawg

August 12th, 2009
7:06 pm

Willie must have been running the defense with all the long runs and passes and the inflated yards per carry. Is the handwriting not on the wall … Willie is a very,very,very,very,very,very,very poor DC. I’m just sick he’s come back to repeat last year’s fiascos. Is there any way the Georgia D will be a lot better with Willie at the helm? If he don’t perform well the first three games … he needs to be gone….

harleydawg

August 12th, 2009
7:08 pm

techies, look at it this way, samuel,. king etc would get over 2000 yrds a season in the acc, did any of your backs come close, they/tech backs could play with vandy maybe, maybe miss st, no sure thing

yellow fuzz

August 12th, 2009
7:22 pm

South Georgia Dawg,

Because none of them could spell much less pass Calculus.

third quarter fan

August 12th, 2009
7:30 pm

glad you guys like the entertainment.

We’ll see how starting with a ranked team flies. And ending with one also.

BS Patrol

August 12th, 2009
7:36 pm

No ga. back would even make the team at Tech. Good thing ga. plays a cupcake schedule except for UF & Tech. They might win 7 football games. Probably won’t win even that many BB games.

Tech is superior to ga. in every single field of endeavor. Academics, athletics, you name it. Ga has always been inferior to Tech. Always will be.

The SEC is just clinging to the coattails of Florida.

Reality Check

August 12th, 2009
7:47 pm

BS Patrol, sounds like M, Sounds Like God and geryhound sounds like yello fuzz. Denial of reality is a sign of mental illness. Ga ownes Tech… the SEC ownes the ACC.. CPJ is another Chan Gailey…take out the Ga win and 2008 is another Chan Gailey season. You guys are punks and your beat down commeth. Tech will win 8 this year with two losses to the SEC. Unfortunately that will not shut up the lunatics.

Okefenokee Dawg

August 12th, 2009
7:52 pm

Georgia Tech – Home of Thursday night football!!!

That was no fluke; Johnson let up!

August 12th, 2009
8:11 pm

gailey is gone. The streak is now at one…soon to be two.

Mark Twain

August 12th, 2009
8:18 pm

When the streak gets to two, let us know.

alottoprove

August 12th, 2009
8:37 pm

Guess ole clueless Willie is scratching his ole bald head after his pathetic defense got scorched by an average back in practice today.

UGA Grad '08

August 12th, 2009
8:38 pm

Man i wish my team was as good as Tech and our conference was as good as the ACC. Hey tech “fans” let’s see if any of you have the balls to answer ANY of these questions:

What’s the ACC’s record in BCS bowls?
How many at large BCS bids has the ACC had?
When was the last time Tech won a major bowl game? (by major i mean one of the now BCS bowls or the cotton bowl pre BCS, hint your 1990 mythical national championship does not count look at the bowl u played in)
How many times has tech won ten games this decade?

Like I said I wish my team had as many conference championships or ten win seasons as the jackets have had this decade. Man really sucks to be a Georgia fan. (BTW i know all the answers to the above questions just want o see if any of you guys will actually answer them as opposed to ahting on my team)

UGA Grad '08

August 12th, 2009
8:53 pm

I’d also like to ask Tech “fans”. Why are you talking smack about a win in which you GAVE UP 42 points and won by a field goal? Also, why are you guys suddenly a powerhouse when you would have gone 7-6 last year if not for two unforced gift fumbles. (Richard Samuel, UGA and FSU)

BS Patrol

August 12th, 2009
8:53 pm

Reality Check just declared his mental illness by his own definition. Take Gailey out of the picture & Tech won 4 of the last 5. The domination of the superior team in the superior conference resumes. Tech will be ACC & SEC champs. The SEC hype will be exposed for the BS that it is. FLA & the Eleven Dwarfs.

BruffDawg

August 12th, 2009
9:27 pm

Look at the at large wins by sec schools in bcs games. Nuff said.