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I’m headed out on vacation for the next week so there won’t be any fresh updates to the Junkyard Blawg until Aug. 24.

Until then, you’re welcome to continue discussing Georgia football and anything else related to UGA sports. Just keep it clean and civil or one of the online honchos is likely to jump in and close down commenting.

And remember to keep an eye out for UGA beat reporter Tim Tucker’s dispatches from Athens.

Just to get you started, what part of Georgia’s game do you have the best feeling about as the opener in Stillwater approaches? And which one concerns you the most?

Have fun and stay cool.

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Saint Simons

August 14th, 2009
4:00 pm

((((( 45 42 ))))) hahahahahaha

Saint Simons

August 14th, 2009
4:07 pm

hahahahahaahahahahahahahaha

G2Rhett (Colorado Springs)

August 14th, 2009
4:12 pm

America’s Best Colleges in 2009 according to Forbes:

Georgia is the 211th best college.
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2009/94/colleges-09_University-of-Georgia_94450.html

Georgia Tech is listed as the 420th best college. I’ll give credit where credit is due in regards to having higher average SAT scores.
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2009/94/colleges-09_Georgia-Institute-of-Technology_94159.html

Side Note: Props to all you current Gator students out there! Florida is listed as the 186th best college.
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2009/94/colleges-09_University-of-Florida_94449.html

G2Rhett (Colorado Springs)

August 14th, 2009
4:14 pm

Is it September 5th already? Man, I can’t wait! It seems like the days are moving by at a snails pace. I’m excited about this year’s group of Bulldogs and can’t wait to see how they perform on the field. I truly believe they’re going to surprise a lot of people this season. This team is stacked and no one in the nation knows yet that Coach Richt is sitting on a virtual gold mine of talent. However, after his Dogs destroy Oklahoma State in Stillwater, the cat (or the DAWG) will be out of the bag!

L-Dawg

August 14th, 2009
4:15 pm

GLORY GLORY TO OLE’ GEORGIA!!!!

LOVE LOVING MY TEAM, AS OPPOSED TO ENVYING ANOTHER

GO DAWGS!!!!!!

22 DAYS MY FRIENDS!!!!!!

G2Rhett (Colorado Springs)

August 14th, 2009
4:18 pm

I’m not worried about any aspect of Georgia’s game this year.

BOLD PREDICTION: GEORGIA BEATS FLORIDA IN ‘09!

As a graduate from Georgia and an ultimate Bulldog fan, I’ve experienced heart break. However, I’ve also experienced the thrill of victory. And I fully understand that being a Bulldog fan is not for the weak hearted. Currently, the Southeastern Conference (SEC), in my opinion, is the greatest football conference in the nation. That being said, I know that making it through an entire season with an unblemished record is highly unlikely in the SEC, if not impossible! I’m also well aware that our ‘09 non-conference opponents are very good teams (with the exception of Tennessee Tech). Believe me, I’m a realistic individual and a student of the game. And if I were a betting man, I would put all my money on the Gators to beat Georgia this year. However, the reason that I’m not a betting man is that I might possibly lose all my money if I did something that stupid. Because the truth is (under Coach Richt), Georgia is as well coached and is as talented as the Gators. Prior to last year’s lopsided 49-10 loss to Florida, Coach Richt and his Dogs’ previous five losses were by a combined seven points. Georgia lost by 14 in ‘01, by 7 in ‘02, by 3 in ‘03, by 4 in ‘05, and by 7 in ‘06. Granted losses are losses, but my point is that if the Dogs had just one more turnover, one more call go their way, or had one more score in any of those games; we’d be singing the praises of Coach Richt and would have likely celebrated a national championship in 2002. By the way, if Georgia does win this year (which in my heart, I feel like they will) this series will be tied 3-3 since 2004. And to quote Coach Richt, “When you bang around at the top, you eventually get to the top.”

G2Rhett (Colorado Springs)

August 14th, 2009
4:23 pm

IF ANY OF YOU SKEPTICS OUT THERE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT GEORGIA’S RUNNING GAME, READ ON:

I believe in Coach Richt and in the system that he’s put in place at the University of Georgia. Over the past eight seasons, Coach Richt and his staff have built one of the nation’s elite football programs. If you’re a football player at Georgia, you can rest assured that under Coach Richt, you’ll have the opportunity to compete and to win championships. Yes, I know he hasn’t managed to bring Georgia a National Title, but believe me; it’ll happen. Hell, it just may happen in ‘09! Okay, okay, that may be a little far fetched, but the point is that we don’t know what a season will bring. Did you honestly think that the ‘08 campaign would turn out as it did? I know I didn’t. The one thing that Georgia fans can bet money on is that Coach Richt and his staff will have this years team fully prepared (mentally and physically) to handle the challenges, adversity, successes, and disappointments that come with any college football season. College football fans know that each year brings with it a vast amount of unknowns. It is the unknown that makes this game so great as we are continually surprised year in and year out with the final results of the season. On the collegiate level each year, every teams roster and/or coaching staff changes; whether it be a little or a lot. When an established star on a team gets injured, graduates, or leaves early for the NFL; it gives an unproven or unknown player the opportunity to step up and become a star. This 2009 Bulldog team is stacked full of talent. And yes, we don’t have Stafford or Knowshon, but we’ve got some unknown future stars that are about to shine. Do you remember that kid that came out of Wrightsville, Georgia? The young man that as a true freshman took the country by storm and put the Bulldogs on the map nationally? Well, prior to the 1980 season, no one knew who was going to carry the ball for the Dogs and that included Herschel Walker himself. Not even Coach Vince Dooley knew. As a matter of fact, prior to the 1980 season, Coach Dooley stated to the media and the Bulldog Nation that “Between you and me, what I may have here is nothing more than a big stiff fullback.” Well, like Coach Dooley, I hope to God that Coach Richt will be lucky enough to blindly reach back on the sidelines in Stillwater Oklahoma, grab the shoulder pad of a young man, send him into the game, and get to observe first hand the next great running back of all time. “We hand it off to (INSERT NAME)! There’s a hole…5!!!…10!!!…12!!! He’s running over people!!! Oh, you (INSERT NAME)!!! My God Almighty, he ran right through two men!!!”

Big Dan

August 14th, 2009
4:25 pm

DANG G2 YOU SURE HAVE A LOT OF TIME ON YOUR HANDS..

Kendawg

August 14th, 2009
4:28 pm

I feel like the offensive line will be the greatest strength for the Dawgs, barring injury. However, there’s not a position that is manned by a less than highly recruited player, so I feel pretty good about the team as a whole. However, it looks like we once again will have directional kickoffs and that has not worked well for us in the past. Will it take an act of Congress to get the coaches to change this?

G2Rhett (Colorado Springs)

August 14th, 2009
4:29 pm

IF ANY OF YOU SKEPTICS OUT THERE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT GEORGIA’S PASSING GAME, READ ON:

Question: Was A.J. Green’s first career touchdown pass was thrown by Stafford or Cox?

Answer: You guessed it, Joe Cox!

This will be a lethal combination in ‘09!

Joe to A.J:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u18XK8LAkNw&feature=PlayList&p=37A887659B72DF07&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=101

Joe in the clutch:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NYgXxrXUb0&feature=related

Joe’s high school passing stats:

Year G PA PC Pct Yds TD Int

2003 (Jr.) 16 373 237 63.0 3,983 43 11
2004 (Sr.) 11 363 240 66.0 4,509 66 5

By the way Chris Leak came out of Independence High School (Charlotte) as well and he knew a little something about the passing game. Joe will be just fine!

L-Dawg

August 14th, 2009
4:34 pm

ENJOY YOUR VACATION BILL,

WHEN YOU GET BACK THERE WILL ONLY BE 12 DAYS TIL’ KICKOFF!!!!!!!!!!!!

dawgstephen

August 14th, 2009
4:35 pm

IN the 1980’s Georgia won 89 games…(some say the best decade ever)…..
Since Coach Richt came, he has won 82 already, which means he has 2 yrs to get 8 wins and pass the total. he WILL get his NC, and i am VERY proud he is our coach.

HEY BILL!!!!! they can all come to my blog until you get back!!!! and I have MODERATION and comment approval…come on AJC you can do it!!!

http://www.dawgstephen.blogspot.com

dawgstephen

August 14th, 2009
4:36 pm

IN the 1980’s Georgia won 89 games…(some say the best decade ever)…..
Since Coach Richt came, he has won 82 already, which means he has 2 yrs to get 8 wins and pass the total. he WILL get his NC, and i am VERY proud he is our coach.

HEY BILL!!!!! they can all come to my blog until you get back!!!! and I have MODERATION and comment approval…come on AJC you can do it!!!

http://www.dawgstephen.blogspot.com

YES I KNOW ITS POSTED 3 times, but i wanted you to get it!!!

G2Rhett (Colorado Springs)

August 14th, 2009
4:37 pm

IF ANY OF YOU SKEPTICS OUT THERE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT GEORGIA’S DEFENSIVE LINE, READ ON:

There are three reasons why you shoudn’t worry: Geno Atkins, Jeff Owens, and Kade Weston. Opposing offensive lines MUST double team these guys. And by drawing doubling teams on the interior line, Atkins, Owens, and Weston allow our defensive ends to get a good rush off the edge. Having Owens back from injury this year is huge!

dawgstephen

August 14th, 2009
4:39 pm

G2..im loving how you think….keep it up and I will let you be a writer and poster on my blog…
you sound like a DGD in my book

http://www.dawgstephen.blogspot.com

Saint Simons Lover

August 14th, 2009
4:44 pm

You really need to get those sores checked out Saint Simons. I think you have herpes.

Aubie

August 14th, 2009
4:44 pm

Georgia. Where the dogs are dogs and so are the women.

dawgstephen

August 14th, 2009
4:45 pm

Auburn, where the men are men, but the women are too.

http://www.dawgstephen.blogspot.com

G2Rhett (Colorado Springs)

August 14th, 2009
4:46 pm

IF ANY OF YOU SKEPTICS OUT THERE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT GEORGIA’S OFFENSIVE LINE, READ ON:

Anyone ever heard of Stacy Searels?

Let’s see, during his four year coaching stint at LSU, the Tigers won a national championship, an SEC championship, and two SEC East titles. In each of his first two seasons at Georgia, he took offensive lines with three freshman starters and molded them into formidable units that were instrumental in the Dogs’ back-to-back 11-2 and 10-3 seasons. Coach Searels did an especially amazing job last year considering the fact that he had to work with an inexperienced and injury plagued line. Given the above facts, I would say that Coach Searels is pretty damn good. In my opinion, he’s one of college football’s top 10 offensive line coaches in the nation.

SIDE NOTE: Georgia has tremendous depth and experience on the line this year.

yellow fuzz

August 14th, 2009
4:48 pm

21 days until the dog fans realize it’s been koolaid (not alcohol) they have been drinking to deal with the TECH loss. And 21 days after that the dogs and their fans will find themselves at 0-3. Who are you going to be talking down to then? LOL. Expect to see a lot of georgia bloggers deer hunting on Saturdays during the 2nd half. LOL.

yellow fuzz

August 14th, 2009
4:50 pm

G2Rhett (Colorado Springs),

Thank you Mr.Searels

dawgstephen

August 14th, 2009
4:54 pm

G2, I too have a big glass of Kool Aid here, it tastes very good doesnt it???

go dawgs

http://www.dawgstephen.blogspot.com

G2Rhett (Colorado Springs)

August 14th, 2009
5:02 pm

IF ANY OF YOU SKEPTICS OUT THERE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT GEORGIA’S LINEBACKERS, READ ON:

I’m going to go ahead and take a GAMBLE on the following statement: “Georgia doesn’t get its just DEWBERRY when it comes to being recognized as having some of the nation’s best linebackers. As a Dog fan this makes me feel sick, but I think Georgia has the CURRAN for my illness.”

“Coach Gundy, please! Please, I beg of you! Send Dez over the middle just one time!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX1a77UhMzY

http://www.sportingnews.com/college-football/article/2009-08-13/college-football-superlatives-hardest-hitters

YoungDawg

August 14th, 2009
5:03 pm

Bill you provide most of the UGA coverage on the AJC these days where as you blog just used to be more of an editorial. Probably because Tim Tucker coverage is severely lacking! Tim Tucker really needs to step his game up! Thank God for David Hale & his Bulldogs blog. He’s going on vacation but has lined up 2 reports to keep his blog & the Dawg nation updated. Hey AJC sports editor, what a novel concept! You could improve coverage of UGA by bringing back Chip Towers, put Michael Carvel on recruiting & put Tucker on columns or sports biz. Maybe this is partially why the AJC is losing readership!

45ACP

August 14th, 2009
5:04 pm

The guys on ESPN’s Gameday said they thought Stacy Searels was the best O-line coach in the country. Auburn offered him a job this spring.
Glad he decided to stay at Georgia.

Gen Neyland

August 14th, 2009
5:08 pm

dawgstephen : Be careful plugging your site. The ajc might censor you…I know, censure, censor. Take your pick.

And speaking of heat, I wonder what Oklahoma feels like in early SEP..?

superDawg

August 14th, 2009
5:14 pm

I like what I hear.WE will know for sure sept.5 2009.

dawgstephen

August 14th, 2009
5:16 pm

Thanks Gen Neyland, i will do that. Good to hear from you. My only trip to knoxville so far in life has been 2007. the game wasnt that good for me, but eating at Calhouns on the River, and snacking with some great folks in the Volunteer Navy made it an overall very good trip. Looking forward to this year. Again, glad to hear from ya.

G2Rhett (Colorado Springs)

August 14th, 2009
5:30 pm

IF ANY OF YOU SKEPTICS OUT THERE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT GEORGIA’S DEFENSIVE BACKS, READ ON:

Do you faithful Dog fans remember a young man by the name of Champ Bailey? The consensus All-American who earned first team All-Southeastern Conference honors, who won the 1998 Bronko Nagurski Award as the nation’s top defensive player, who was a first round NFL draft pick, and is an eight-time NFL Pro Bowler. Well if you liked what Champ brought to Georgia, you’re going love Branden Smith! Branden’s going to be stud for the Bulldogs on the field. Per Coach Richt, this five star recruit who has 4.4 speed is going to be utilized as a return man (both kickoff and punt return) and will play both sides of the ball.

Tony Barhart

August 14th, 2009
5:30 pm

KOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL-AID !!!!!

Come get your KOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL-AID. !!!!

Dont pay $10,000 per serving like last year’s suckers.

Get it now for only $4,000 per serving.

KOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL-AID !!!!

Get your KOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL-AID !!!!

G2Rhett (Colorado Springs)

August 14th, 2009
5:40 pm

TO ALL YOU NON SEC FANS, YOU ONLY WISH YOUR TEAM PLAYED IN THE BEST CONFERENCE IN THE COUNTRY:

With a 5-0 record in Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Title games, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) has proven without a doubt that it is the best college football conference in the BCS era. To date, the SEC has won the last 3 BCS National Championship games and will be vying for its 4th consecutive title in the 2009-2010 campaign. The Florida Gators will begin this upcoming football season as the #1 team in the land and are the odds on favorite to finish as the #1 team by seasons end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq3tLXgEby8&feature=related

45ACP

August 14th, 2009
5:45 pm

Dude, you will never sell any kool-aid at those prices.

Michael Scharff

August 14th, 2009
5:48 pm

Bill, enjoy your vacation. I’ll be looking forward to your return.

G2Rhett (Colorado Springs)

August 14th, 2009
5:50 pm

Yellow Fuzz, Saint Simons, and all you other Georgia Tech fans; you’re always talking about how horrible the Dogs defense was last year. Well, Tech’s D wasn’t too hot either! I think LSU fans would agree with my statement as well.

In the game below against your beloved Yellow Jackets, Stafford completed 24 of 39 passes for 407 yards, 1 INT, and 5 TDs. Not a bad day at the office.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l0OIqYkwz0

G2Rhett (Colorado Springs)

August 14th, 2009
6:01 pm

TO ALL YOU HATERS OF THE BLACKOUT:

Sanford Stadium was so electric during the ‘07 Blackout that ESPN took notice immediately. This game which aired nationally sent ratings through the roof for CBS and made ESPN take a close hard look at the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the promotion of their sports programs. In 2008, ESPN paid $2.25 billion for broadcast rights of SEC sports beginning in the 2009 season and running through fiscal year 2025. To continue their long standing relationship with the SEC, CBS also announced an unprecedented 15-year television contract with the SEC worth an estimated $55 million a year. With these contracts, the SEC has the richest television deals in the country and will make the conference the most nationally televised and most visible conference in the nation.

Reference the link below to checkout the atmosphere within Sanford Stadium during the Blackout. All hell broke loose after Knowshon went left and darted for a 24 yard touchdown which gave Georgia an eleven point lead that they wouldn’t relinquish. The Dawgs finished the 2007 season 11-2 and were ranked #2 in the nation. They began the 2008 campaign ranked #1 in all polls, but finished the season 10-3 and were ranked #13 in the AP Top 25 and #10 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owzV-gY4H8o&feature=related

superDawg

August 14th, 2009
6:04 pm

G2Rhett and if samuel does’nt fumble DAWGS WIN.

RAMBLE ON!!!

August 14th, 2009
6:11 pm

I can’t wait to start smacking you fleabags around again!!!

45ACP

August 14th, 2009
6:20 pm

Ramble On, I didn’t realize that you play for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. How else could you smack around a Georgia Bulldog player?

dawgstephen

August 14th, 2009
6:25 pm

Now hear this. I wil be handling and overseeing this blog in the absence of Bill. you can all join me over on my page till then. I promise you, No blogger will work harder, and No poster will try more to keep you happy and updated than I will the rest of this time. God Bless. Thank you.

http://www.dawgstephen.blogspot.com

AltamahaDawg

August 14th, 2009
6:30 pm

Somebody might shut down this blog for not being clean or civil????? really? What is the threshhold for that in here!

Reality Check

August 14th, 2009
6:35 pm

Ramble ON, go brush your teeth, your breath stinks.

AltamahaDawg

August 14th, 2009
6:47 pm

yellow fuzz, only 21 days before you can log onto the Junkyard Blawg and ask “hey, has anyone heard if tech is playing this weekend?”.

yellow fuzz

August 14th, 2009
6:58 pm

G2Rhett (Colorado Springs):

get a job man

marcellus

August 14th, 2009
7:14 pm

It’s kinda funny that the Tech fans are sooooo interested in a UGA Blog. I mean, yellow fuzz has been on since 4:00PM – my man, if anyone needs a job, check the mirror.

Now, all the way back to the TOD: What side of the ball do you feel the best about??

For me, the O-Line has to be considered the strength of the team. That could mean good things for the O. Think back to last year @ UofA. JPW didn’t set the world on fire by any means. Their success came from a stout O-Line. Cox doesn’t have to be as good as Stafford, but I think he can be better than JPW-

Thoughts…

david

August 14th, 2009
7:17 pm

Im not a math major G2 but those 5 combined loss totals equal 35 not 7. Did I miss something? I agree with your points (UGA class of 85) but we are young at a lot of positons –10-2 would be a great year with that schedule.

Sad Richards

August 14th, 2009
7:36 pm

Who is this kool aid drinking dawgstephen character trying to promote his wannabe blog while trashing the AJC blog. Sounds to me he would be a good Obama operative in censuring opposing opinions that are true. Let me clue in all you Willie M lovers, He is a pathetic coach
and poor ole Coach Erk Russell has dug through his grave all the way to China because the scorching of UGA’s defense. Willie has not a clue! Hate to be the one to say I TOLD YOU SO as the season progresses! ….Keep drinking Kool Aid while wearing those rose colored glasses my fellow dawg fans…..

alottoprove

August 14th, 2009
7:56 pm

“but we are young at a lot of positions –10-2 would be a great year with that schedule”. So david is this gonna be that ole youth excuse when the dawgs dont make it to the Crapital One Bowl? I keep hearing these same excuses for the last 4 years now. Now that the injury bug has hit, I guess Richt will be forced to go easy on the practices. Swimming at the Ramsey center anyone? Maybe bowling afterwards too! Two trips to Nashville this year while partaking in the Music Shoddy Bowl in the latter.

Gator Lou

August 14th, 2009
8:14 pm

While the mutts go swimming Mr Tebow and Mr Spikes continues to practice and study in how to pulverize the mutts for the 2nd straight year!

H.T.

August 14th, 2009
9:09 pm

i am going to love how joe cox can get in there and manage a game. we will end up winning most of our games because of that. Joe is a great qb and its his time to shine, i can’t wait and i don’t have to much longer. the thing i am dreading the most is the penalties. Im not sure that that problem is fixed and it could cost us some games if not the first one. CMR has to get onto the guys about that. We cannot commit stupid penalties like we did last year.

dawgstephen

August 14th, 2009
9:11 pm

This kool aid drinking dawg stephen character is an afternoon sports radio host in his hometown, has multiple personal contacts at the university of georgia, season ticket holder of 10 years, and supporter of Coach Richt, Bobo, Martinez, Garner, Lilly, Searels, and Fabris. Oh yeah, and hes a pretty good blogger. Go dawgs.

http://www.dawgstephen.blogspot.com