Two-minute drill: It’s what’s up front that counts

 

Geno Atkins (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Geno Atkins (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

With key players back from injury and a bunch of very experienced youngsters, good things are expected from the Dogs’ offensive and defensive lines this season.

ESPN.com’s Chris Low has picked Georgia’s offensive line as the best in the SEC, ahead of Florida, LSU, Ole Miss and Auburn. He says: “The Bulldogs have more experience in their offensive line than any other SEC team. They also have a lot of flexibility after injuries forced them to move so many people around last season. Getting left tackle Trinton Sturdivant back is huge, and right tackle Clint Boling is also an All-SEC-caliber player.”

Meanwhile, in an Athens Banner-Herald piece on defensive lineman Kade Weston, a sometime starter who toils in the shadow of nationally recognized Geno Atkins and Jeff Owens, coach Rodney Garner draws a favorable comparison between the current mix of Atkins, Owens, Weston and backup DeAnglo Tyson and one of his more heralded Georgia lines from a few years back. 

“As far as feeling that they’re interchangeable, as far as being able to mix and match starters. I remember when I had [Richard] Seymour and [Marcus] Stroud, and Johnathan Sullivan was backing them up. I felt like it was interchangeable. Right now, I feel like I’ve got a lot of options.”

Dogs missing two wins?

Georgia football historian Patrick Garbin continues his campaign to get the UGA program credited with two more wins than its officially recognized 723 victories. 

Garbin’s research shows that Georgia hosted and defeated the Olympians, a club team from Atlanta made up of former college football players, to open both the 1908 and 1909 seasons. He cites no less an authority than Dan Magill as saying those wins should count.

As for the argument that the two games are not considered official victories because they were played against a “club” team, Garbin notes that Georgia faced “athletic clubs” from Savannah, Augusta and Atlanta six times from 1893 to 1906. And all six of those games are recognized by UGA and the NCAA as official wins.

Sounds like a good case for rewriting the record books.

41 comments Add your comment

Saint Simons

August 25th, 2009
3:57 pm

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

dog

August 25th, 2009
4:05 pm

Lets pretend that pick six did not happen!

(45-42) wORLD TOUr

August 25th, 2009
4:11 pm

Mine eyes have seen the glory
of the stomping of the dawgs.
We will make those poor, dumb farm boys
Wish they’d stuck to slopping hogs.
When our team is victorious
We will sing a mighty cheer:
“We’ll do the same next year!”

To Hell, to Hell, to Hell with Georgia!
To Hell, to Hell, to Hell with Georgia!
To Hell, to Hell, to Hell with Georgia!
The cess pool of the South!

Tim Tebow

August 25th, 2009
4:16 pm

See me in that pic above with my hand to the face?
see the flag ?
Of course not…I rule!

marcellus

August 25th, 2009
4:38 pm

wow-could have sworn this was about the o-line
spanker alert-tech guys at their cubes are having football team envy again-

Saint Simons

August 25th, 2009
4:42 pm

You Jerry Springer fans need to give Mark Richt a raise so his wife wouldn’t have to sell carpet on TV! hahahahahahahahahahah

marcellus

August 25th, 2009
4:45 pm

You didn’t hear-she’s now teaching a creative writing class @ Phoenix Univesity – Some guy named O’Leary is her top student

marcellus

August 25th, 2009
4:45 pm

sorry-univeRsity

L-Dawg

August 25th, 2009
4:46 pm

GLORY GLORY TO OLE’ GEORGIA!!!

SO MUCH FUN BEING A FAN AND NOT A HATER!!!

GO DAWGS!!!!

11 SHORT DAYS MY FRIENDS!!!!!

marcellus

August 25th, 2009
4:51 pm

Onto more interesting conversation-

Do you think the brutal practices will condition us for the OK State game?

I think that both lines should take over in the second half, & we’ll eventually win a fairly close game…

Thoughts??

1-888-TECH-TIX

August 25th, 2009
4:53 pm

only 30,000 seats left for season opener vs. Div II rival Jacksonville State!!! 4 tix, 4 hot dogs, 4 cokes and a program!!!! call NOW!! These 30,000 seats are sure to go!!!!

thomas magnum

August 25th, 2009
4:58 pm

L-Dawg = try selling out a 55k seat stadium = 1-888-TECH-TIX

Sucka Mudick

August 25th, 2009
4:58 pm

Tech would be the cesspool of the ghetto.

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

August 25th, 2009
4:58 pm

****Announcing “Singles Night” opening game……wait, whats this…. I’m being told EVERY game is unintentional “Singles Night” at Bobby Dudd Crackerbox……

****World of Warcraft Night!!!! Come dressed as your customized wizard, warewolf or goblin, receive limited edition “Magic the Gatherting” secret card…… OMG A SELLOUT!!!!!!!!!!

chazzo

August 25th, 2009
4:59 pm

If we get those two wins, we will probably go undefeated this season. Grundy’s hair has more product than a South American drug cartel.

marcellus

August 25th, 2009
5:04 pm

Try….

Too funny-And don’t forget Alum Weekend, or as they call it-”Dragon-Kon” I’m quite sure this spelling is incorrect, but they’ll clean it up for me…

BIGBOY

August 25th, 2009
5:39 pm

The lines are the reason UGA will be a strong team this year.We will be able to go toe to toe with anybody in the country.There are only 1or 2 teams that we shouldn’t thoroughly dominate on both sides of the ball.

Joshua

August 25th, 2009
5:45 pm

Hey Saint Simons,

You may think that “45-42″ is funny, but I think Georgia beating Tech’s A$$ 7 out of 8 seasons is even funnier.

Mr. Mang

August 25th, 2009
6:30 pm

((((Jaybo, How’s the collarbone?))))hahahahahahaha 1 out of 8, even a loser like St. Simons can recognize the wretchedness that is the yellow jackets. Live it up, breathe it in cause after 8 yrs. of frustration its understandable but after we spank that a** in November I hope you come back to pay us a visit, loser.

Josh, bet that "1" stings real bad

August 25th, 2009
6:30 pm

and you probably think is was a fluke. That is funny.

1eyedJack

August 25th, 2009
6:33 pm

To win you must be able to run the ball and stop the run. With these lines I think we should be able to do that. Sorry Wreck fans, it ain’t gonna happen. Go DAWGS!!!

1eyedJack

August 25th, 2009
6:34 pm

And wipe that snot off your lip!

Big time?? Not

August 25th, 2009
6:37 pm

Four tickets, four hot dogs, four cokes. Heard about a guy whose son wanted to go to tech. He couldn’t get in. He didn’t have enought zits.

marcellus

August 25th, 2009
7:25 pm

ouch-

I found it reassuring that our line is so well thought of. If it holds up, that will take a huge amount of pressure off alot of guys.

Here’s hoping we dominate up front on both side of the ball….

evening (go dawgs)

Cuz

August 25th, 2009
8:26 pm

Four tickets, four hotdogs, four Cokes and four lap dance’s at the Cheetah.

New Marketing promotion from the Two Idiots Marketing Group.

Cuz

August 25th, 2009
8:31 pm

Games are won or lost in the trenches. We saw that happen a few times last year. Keep your fingers crossed, your four leaf clover in your wallet, one hand on your rosary and one on your lucky rabbits foot that we have no line injuries.

If a Rabbit’s foot is so lucky then how did the Rabbit lose it?
Wascally Wabbits.

Tech Fan

August 25th, 2009
9:12 pm

Does the stadium have free WiFi? I’d like to stream the game to my friends in the library. Do you think anyone will notice the extra camera?

AltamahaDawg

August 25th, 2009
9:13 pm

When the All Women Lingerie Football League team moved from Atlanta, what was left?

45ACP

August 25th, 2009
9:19 pm

The tickets, the hotdogs and the cokes they can handle. The lap dances just might cause premature evacuation.
run away, run away……

45ACP

August 25th, 2009
9:37 pm

Word has it that Richard Samuel is harder to hold than a hand full of bumble bees.

Mr. Papagiorgio

August 25th, 2009
9:47 pm

7 out of 8. Tech isn’t even on the radar. We have “better” teams to worry about. We’ll handle the north avenue trade school when it’s time.
To be honest, this is the best I have felt about our team in years, love where we are right now. Cox is a fighter and everyone has pronounced Florida the national title game….see you in Stillwater…

god and greyhound

August 25th, 2009
10:14 pm

LOL Bill King. Last year it was superstars like Stafford, Moreno, and Massaquoi that “counted.” But now “it’s what’s up front that counts.” Your puny offense will be in traction with all your starting skill position players gone except Green. No amount of Cox’s “leadership” will be able to overcome the supreme lack of talent. Richt, in typical fashion, is panicking and playing true freshmen. Face it mutts, with that “SEC Defense”(38 or more points FIVE (5) times last year), you’re going to be lucky to be invited to Shreveport to face TULSA in the INDEPENDENCE BOWL.

uog 2009: 6-6, loss to TULSA in the independence bowl

Denver Dog

August 25th, 2009
11:54 pm

Good topic, if UGA line stays healthy it will be a great year for UGA. If not it will be average. The dogs will rule with healthy lines. It doesn’t matter who carries the mail or who throws it. If the lines are good the team is good.

Herschel had great lines, but then again, he was special. Hampton had great lines, Hearst had great lines and some of the threesome had great lines. It makes a difference. D side is the same. Time will tell

Who Cares

August 26th, 2009
3:02 am

Addem dawg

August 26th, 2009
6:43 am

Go ahead and add those two wins to CMRs overall record. He needs all the easy ones he can get since he cant win the big ones!

You do!!

August 26th, 2009
6:43 am

Obviously someone posting at 3 AM cares a whole he!! of a lot. What a jealous LOSER!!!!

D & D

August 26th, 2009
6:46 am

god & greyhound,

you can’t have it both ways dummy. First you say that Moreno, Stafford, et al, sucked. Now you say UGA cannot possibly win with such a supreme loss of talent. Believe what you want pencil neck. Your locust butt will be back in hiding by Dec. 1.

Topp Dogg

August 26th, 2009
7:42 am

Just in another GT student robbed and beaten in da hood again.The student begged to be raped.Police say this request though strange is not uncommon among GT males.

BruffDawg

August 26th, 2009
10:38 am

I am so glad i have more important things to do than to regularly go on other teams web blogs and post negative comments. Don’t you realize that you are a fan of a team even if you follow them for the wrong reasons? Some of you people need lives, but i remember meeting tech people in school so i am not that surprised. That being said, everyone knows it’s what’s up front that counts. OSU reminds me of UGA last year; starpower over team and no defense. Only ten more days!!!!

BruffDawg

August 26th, 2009
10:42 am

Winning two bcs games and two sec title games (one as a severe underdog) is winning big games. The only big game he has not won is THE big game, and he has not even had a shot (13-1 2002, 11-2 2007, we were good enough to get a shot).

ZP

August 26th, 2009
2:02 pm

Georgia Tech was sooo good last year that they were only 10 points away from going 2-6 in the ACC. That’s total domination.