Dogs’ ‘golden era’ … for now

 

Vince Dooley era commemorated (University of Georgia)

Vince Dooley era commemorated (University of Georgia)

As part of its College Football Preview, out today, USA Today looked at the history of all 120 programs in the Bowl Subdivision and picked the “golden era” for each one. 

For some schools, that means going way back (Vandy’s heyday was 1926-1930) while Florida is in the midst of its golden era since Urban Meyer arrived, the paper says. 

Alabama’s golden era is pegged as 1961-66, when Bear Bryant went 50-4-1 and claimed three national championships. The Bear also accounted for Kentucky’s golden era, 1949-51, when he went 28-8, took the Wildcats to the Orange, Sugar and Cotton bowls and won the 1950 SEC championship.

Auburn’s prime years were 1955-60, USA Today says, when Ralph “Shug” Jordan went 49-10-2, won the 1957 AP national championship and finished fourth in 1958 with a 9-0-1 record. For Tennessee, the paper opts for the years 1938-40, three consecutive unbeaten seasons under Gen. Robert Neyland, instead of the years when UT won national championships (1951 under Neyland and 1998 under Phil Fulmer). 

Poor South Carolina’s so-called golden era is 1979-80, when Heisman winner George Rogers led the Gamecocks to consecutive 8-4 seasons and berths in the Hall of Fame and Gator bowls. What a legacy.

As for Georgia Tech, the paper goes with 1951-53, when the Jackets went 17-1-1 and shared a national championship in 1952. What, a 3-point win over the Dogs last year doesn’t qualify as a golden era? That’ll be news to some Tech fans.

Not surprisingly, USA Today’s choice as UGA’s golden era is 1980-83, when Vince Dooley’s Bulldogs were 43-4-1, Herschel Walker won the Heisman and the undefeated 1980 Dogs took the national championship.

It’s hard to argue with that choice, since Wally Butts’ best years in the 1940s during the Sinkwich-Trippi era, including the 1942 consensus national championship and the undefeated 1946 team that one poll ranked at No. 1, were sandwiched around a couple of mediocre war-years seasons. 

Certainly, the Mark Richt era, with two SEC titles, six 10-win Top 10 teams and an 82-22 record so far, could be called the Dogs’ “silver” era. Add a national title to that run and even Dooley loyalists likely would concede the golden era designation with no argument.

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L-Dawg

August 26th, 2009
10:32 am

GLORY GLORY TO OLE’ GEORGIA!!!!

LOVE TO LOVE MY TEAM, AND NOT HATE/ENVY ANOTHER!!!!

GO DAWGS!!!!

10 SHORT DAYS MY FRIENDS!!!!!!!

Chamblee Dawg

August 26th, 2009
10:40 am

Sic Em'

August 26th, 2009
10:41 am

I don’t think there is an argument, and the numbers and results speak for themselves from 80′-83′. I am too young to remember those years, but just being a true Dawg fan, I am proud of that historic time frame between the hedges.

As for Tech, a guess a “shared” national title would be cream-of-the-crop to that program, over half a century ago. I agree with you Bill, you would think they are in their golden era now after a sloppy 3 point beating of a injured, stuggling UGA team in miserable weather. But let them talk, let them party, let them continue to show their ___ on the UGA blogs…. man it’s going to make Nov 28th a sweet sweet victory!!!

Goooooooooooo Dawgs!!! Sic Em’!!!!

Saint Simon

August 26th, 2009
10:47 am

i forget wat i am gonna said

Corrine Brown

August 26th, 2009
10:48 am

Enter your comments here

GeoffDawg

August 26th, 2009
10:52 am

I see we’re in the current golden era for Okie State after three straight bowl appearances. I would add that a $165 million check from T. Boone is probably the icing on the cake.

Kendawg

August 26th, 2009
10:55 am

Will any Dawg fan ever forget 1980-82 when Herschel was the most dominant player in the nation? Will we ever have another running back who could domanate games like he could? I’d like to think that with a very good offensive line that Richard Samuel could approach his dominance. Well, time will tell.

GeoffDawg

August 26th, 2009
11:03 am

I’m sorry Kendawg but as good as I think Samuel will be, saying that he could approach Herschel is a bit of a stretch. Herschel is a once in a lifetime type of player.

45-42

August 26th, 2009
11:05 am

that sixth paragraph was a low blow haha. hope yall go 11-1 with an unhappy thanksgiving. but richt should make it a golden era for yall, he is a hell of a coach and the reason for the (temporary) fsu demise

SimpleDawg

August 26th, 2009
11:10 am

Clearly, Georgia’s Golden Era is the ‘80 – ‘83 seasons when UGA was the most dominate program in the nation. It was extra-special to have the best player in the country wearing the Red and Black.

What’s even better is to have 3-4 other eras of notoriety that require strong consideration.

It is great to be a Georgia Bulldog…..

What 2 college teams have played in all 4 of the original Big Bowls ( Rose, Sugar, Orange, Cotton ) ?

dap01

August 26th, 2009
11:12 am

Samuel can not even surpass Moreno. Samuel will NEVER be in Herchels class.

Did you ever watch Herchel?

Herman Archie

August 26th, 2009
11:14 am

Georgia and Notre Shame?

dap01

August 26th, 2009
11:14 am

To take it a step further, Samuel would not even be starting except for an injury to King. Is King in Herchels class? Is Samuel in Garrison’s class? Davis’s class? Rodney Hampton’s class?

Go Dawgs!

BurningRedBleedingBlack

August 26th, 2009
11:15 am

Bring another Golden era Mark Richt Go dawgs GOD Bless UGA and Staff

Ryan

August 26th, 2009
11:19 am

The Dawgs are destined to be good but not too good under Richt. When the “Golden Era” consists of 2 SEC titles and nothing else, that isn’t anything to get excited about. I would prefer Florida’s golden era (now) or Alabama’s golden era (60s – 80s), or LSU’s golden era (now). It depressing.

W-Dawg

August 26th, 2009
11:24 am

You said it L-Dawg. This could be a special year in Athens. GO DAWGS!!!

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

August 26th, 2009
11:26 am

Tech’s Golden era will surely be when they have their first sellout since god knows when. Maybe if they started playing their games at Grady High School over by the park, they would have a more intimidating atmosphere.

****FREE Tech football ticket with proven ties to a Bin Laden!!!!*****

SimpleDawg

August 26th, 2009
11:29 am

The only 2 teams to play in and win all 4 of the original Big Bowls ( Rose, Sugar, Orange, Cotton ) are:

UGA & GT

See, we do have something in common.

shards1967

August 26th, 2009
11:32 am

The fun thing about UGA’s program is EXPECTATIONS baby. We have them because we have a solid, highly regarded ACADEMICS driven school AND A GREAT FOOTBALL TRADITION over what? 60-70 years??? The 40s, late 50s, the 60s, 70s and the 80s and 90s( with Donnan) and now with CMR over his last 8 years.

If Richt can ease ONE NC into his seasonal mix within three or four great years (10-2s) starting say with last year or the year prior, then that will only confirm the greatness of the program.

One NC will do it and time will tell over the enxt 3 or 4 season. Geez, our record speaks for itself anyway. UGA is one of the consistently WINNING programs over the entire USA.

Tech? We are coming to see you boys. Get your turbans, your Korans and Nside Dr car jacking thugs ready, cause you will need them.

chazzo

August 26th, 2009
11:36 am

Urban the weasel hasn’t been at UF long enough to have an era, much less a golden one. Maybe a golden shower.

The golden era would have to go to the Spurrier/Wuerfel (sp?) years. How quickly we forget.

Nick

August 26th, 2009
11:36 am

Bill, I loved your South Carolina & Tech comments!

I’m ready to tee this thing up. The suspense is killing me!

Go Dawgs!

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

August 26th, 2009
11:38 am

***** FREE Tech football ticket with valid police report of mugging within 4 blocks of campus!!! *****

Cuz

August 26th, 2009
11:43 am

I saw Herschel play and would speak to him on Campus whenever we met up because he was from my neck of the woods. He was a once in a lifetime back. He should have won two Heisman’s instead of the one. That freshman bias hurt him in 1980.

Richard Samuel could be a very good back. He could put up some big numbers. But it really is not fair to compare him to the incomparable Herschel Walker.

Dawgaholic

August 26th, 2009
11:43 am

Hunker down u guys!!

Cuz

August 26th, 2009
11:45 am

I don’t know chazzo, if the Urban Legend and his disciple can bring home another Crystal football and Heisman trophy this year, I have to go with the Legend.

PTC DAWG

August 26th, 2009
11:59 am

Richt has done VERY well, all the while playing 8 or 9 conference games a year. Dooley made it on 6 SEC games and rarely playing Bama.

Gator Growl

August 26th, 2009
12:04 pm

Florida’s golden era started with SOS, was interupted 3 years by the Zooker and now has entered pure platinum under the Pope Urban. Early 80’s were Dawg daze…

ChuckWDawg

August 26th, 2009
12:04 pm

I was a freshman at UGA in the fall 1980 that graduated with the spring class of ‘84 and have been spoiled ever since. By the 1982 season we Dawg fans strolled down to Sanford just knowing we were going to win the game and relished the luxury of that giddy confidence. Even when we no longer had Herschel, when we finally lost a home game to Auburn and Bo Jackson late in ‘83 it seemed like a fuzzy surreal bad dream you couldn’t wake from. That was definitely a Golden Age.

Roll Tide Roll

August 26th, 2009
12:08 pm

Only the Tide has a true golden era. Going undefeated without even playing Alabama in 1980 is lightly pathetic as a golden era.

[...] many times have we seen Georgia…” Jump to Comments Bill King has a post up at his AJ-C blog in respose to the USA Today article on the golden eras of all the D-1 football [...]

GeoffDawg

August 26th, 2009
12:13 pm

Can you expand on the term “lightly pathetic”? It sounds like a mini putdown.

Parkland Dawg

August 26th, 2009
12:19 pm

I attended Georgia durning the Golden Era of 1980 to 1984. The only home game we lost, was the last game of my senior year to Auburn. In order for Richt’s tenure to be considered golden, not only do we need a NC, but we also should be beating Florida on a regular basis. Until we accomplish those two issues, I consider these times to be a silver second.

Cuz

August 26th, 2009
12:19 pm

Roll Tide Roll is somewhat delusional.

GeoffDawg

August 26th, 2009
12:20 pm

Yes, I also agree that this is a “silver” era of Georgia football. It’s definitely an upgrade from the bronze Donnan and tin foil Goff eras though.

Ed

August 26th, 2009
12:22 pm

Roll Tide, Georgia had better teams than ‘Bama did from ‘80-’83. Not playing Alabama during that period was the Tide’s good fortune, not ours.

As I recall, we had a big win against Bama in ‘65, right smack in the middle of the Bear’s “golden years.” 21-0 in ‘76 was sweet as well. 3 out of 4 this decade isn’t bad, either. When it comes to Alabama, Georgia has more than held its own over the years.

SuperB

August 26th, 2009
12:22 pm

All Richt needs is a national championship! The Butts and Dooley eras were fabulous, but Richt can still top them.

Blackberry Cobbler

August 26th, 2009
12:26 pm

Dooley produced 3 “Golden” years out of how many total in his tenure?

If and when CMR wins a NC, I think if he stays at UGA his record of total accomplishment will far exceed Dooley.

And that’s a tough statement for me to make because I’m not a huge CMR fan. I think his teams have underacheived for the talent they’ve had.

not a dog grad

August 26th, 2009
12:26 pm

Instead of golden, this dogz season will be known as the “BOOKEND” season…lose the first to a ranked team and lose the last to a ranked team! What will happen in between??

GT4Ever

August 26th, 2009
12:29 pm

How can you label it a Golden Era minus The National Championship.

GatorNation

August 26th, 2009
12:32 pm

Oh yeah, can’t beat UF and no NC. Real good era Mr. Ritch!!!!!!

simon saints

August 26th, 2009
12:34 pm

42-45..haha..and we still suck

Ed

August 26th, 2009
12:36 pm

That’s golden ERAS, not years, Blackberry. If golden years are what you’re after, then Dooley produced ‘66, ‘68, ‘71 and ‘76 as well. ‘78 was also a special year – 9-2-1 with a team that was supposed to be his worst. What makes Dooley’s entire tenure golden was his success against Tech and Florida.

GeoffDawg

August 26th, 2009
12:38 pm

GatorNation – he’s beaten UF twice and has been shafted for a NC shot twice. I’m confident that he’ll get there. BTW – the names Richt, not Ritch.

Ed

August 26th, 2009
12:38 pm

1985 was golden for no other reason than the 24-3 beatdown of No. 1 ranked Florida. I can still see Worley and Henderson galloping down the field on those long TD runs.

Mike T.

August 26th, 2009
12:45 pm

Only the Tide has a true golden era. Going undefeated without even playing Alabama in 1980 is lightly pathetic as a golden era.

Bama couldn’t have stop Herschel.

George P. Burdell

August 26th, 2009
12:46 pm

I’m pretty sure Penn St. and Bama have also won the 4 traditional majors. In fact, I think Joe Pa has actually won all of them as a head coach.

WATERDONZI

August 26th, 2009
12:49 pm

saint simons is bill dart

HT

August 26th, 2009
12:49 pm

With such a weak staff it won’t happen.

Mike T.

August 26th, 2009
12:51 pm

lose the first to a ranked team and lose the last to a ranked team

Only three points and a second half let down by Georgia’s defense separate Paul Johnson from Chan Gailey.
42-45 a fluke!

gdawginkalamazoo

August 26th, 2009
12:51 pm

UGA has the Herschel era. Florida has the Tebow era. Herschel was simply the greatest college running back of all time. Tebow is currently racking up his legend as the greatest college QB of all time. If Richt gets an NC then we will being enjoying UGA’s golden era no doubt. Richt is still learning how to be a complete coach. Few tweaks here and there and he will get an NC.

San Francisco Dawg

August 26th, 2009
12:52 pm

In that same USA Today section on College Football it had Sagarin’s college football ratings…these ratings, in my opinion, are better than the AP, USA Today or any other polls because of its scientific approach to rating teams like team schedules, etc…It has Georgia number 7! Georgia Tech was out of the top 40 at number 42…I believe both are very accurate…Go Dawgs!

Who Cares?

August 26th, 2009
12:55 pm

richard cranium

August 26th, 2009
12:56 pm

Over 100 years of football and only 1 National Championship that happened before the internet was created.. how sad..

Too bad you can’t bring back Herschel.

By the way, Georgia Tech has 4 National Championships, Tennessee has 6 and Florida has several… Oh, but you guys do seem to win that Pre-Season National Championship every year. Congratulations!!

59bulldawg

August 26th, 2009
12:59 pm

Well said Cuz! Samuel could be very good but Herschel was a beast! I was at every home game save one when he played and I’ve never seen a back who was a threat to score every time he touched the ball. Herschel was that good! As for the Richt era, he’s been very good! But he’s gonna have to kick it up a notch or two before we can apply the phrase “golden era.” When Herschel played we expected to win every game. So far in the Richt era we try to figure out where we might trip up and what 2-3 games we might lose. To be honest it was like that with Dooley too before Herschel. But an athlete like HW changes everything though . . . confidence, expectations, and achievement. We don’t have another Herschel but we might an athlete or two who could step up and dramatically change this team’s fortunes and perhaps soon lead us back into the college football elite. I certainly hope so and feel good about this team’s potential.

THWG

August 26th, 2009
12:59 pm

I’m a ramblin wreck from GA Tech,
a h3ll of an engineer!

How can UGA justify this as a “Golden Era”? CMR always plays to his opponents…that’s not the sign of a good team or a good coach. While GT may not have the talent that UGA has year in and year out, GT certainly has more heart and determination than the Dogs of Athens. Until UGA stops recruiting based on talent alone, they will never succeed as a program under CMR. To justify the true talent of an individual, you must look beyond their talent and into their goals, aspirations, heart, and determination. That, my friends, is why GT will flourish under CPJ. We couldn’t care less about stars (*) given to a player by scout.com or rivals.com.

FYI…the Golden Era of GT Football is right around the corner…just wait and see!

gdawginkalamazoo

August 26th, 2009
1:01 pm

Cuz, I haven’t been on these much lately, I hope all went as well as possible at the Mayo for your daughter.

Matt

August 26th, 2009
1:04 pm

Until UGA has a National Championship under Richt I will say that he is a good coach, not a great coach. Meyer, Saban, Carroll, Brown, Tressel, Spurrier (can’t get the atlhetes he needs at S.C.) these are GREAT coaches.

Reality Check

August 26th, 2009
1:06 pm

I think yech golden age was the 3 years it took George Godsey to run that 40 yard touchdown on an option play in Athens, what was that 2000? I think it’s funny yech shared a national championship over 50 years ago and and we won in 1980, why can’t they wake up!?! They need a reality check!

gdawginkalamazoo

August 26th, 2009
1:08 pm

“We couldn’t care less about stars (*) given to a player by scout.com or rivals.com”. Good attitude there THGW, why worry about something you will never see at Tech.

GeoffDawg

August 26th, 2009
1:09 pm

I don’t know if I necessarily buy into the argument that you have to win a MNC to be considered a great coach. Especially in light of the fact that without a playoff, there’s so much in terms of politics that goes into who get a shot. I agree that it helps solidify the issue but there are coaches with titles who simply aren’t that good and coaches without titles that I would pick to start a new program with any day. Would anybody consider Dan Marino to be just a good QB even though he never won the Superbowl?

SimpleDawg

August 26th, 2009
1:11 pm

Burdell…I stand corrected. Bammer and PSU have also won both. I must’ve left out some part of the story in my question.

Heck, Joe Pa is the only guy old enough to have coached long enough to go back to the days before conference tie-ins and still be around today. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that he coached Gerald Ford, Pop Warner, and Knute Rockne.

Pago Flyer

August 26th, 2009
1:12 pm

Well of course nothing means anything if we can’t ever beat FL again!

Richt?

August 26th, 2009
1:14 pm

Richt ain’t in the class with Meyer or Saban or several others Georgia is a around the 10th best program, good years a little better bad years….
When was the last win against a really good team? None last year, not Hawaii, not Tech, not Auburn, oh yea we upset Florida once……

Tide Rising

August 26th, 2009
1:15 pm

Simpledawg,

Actually UGA and Tech aren’t the only teams to have played in those 4 bowls. Bama has played in all 4 of those bowls, sugar, orange, rose, and cotton. I wouldn’t be surprised if UT had played in all 4 either since I know UT has at least been in the rose and sugar and given their history it would be hard to believe they’ve never been in the orange or cotton bowls

Kendawg

August 26th, 2009
1:15 pm

Actually, since I had season tickets even before the Herschel era, I saw Herschel play many times during his tenure. I didn’t say that Samuel would match Herschel; I said perhaps he could approach Herschel. Can’t you read English? Let’s give Samuel a little time to prove or disprove this speculation. And I don’t buy the proposition that King would have been the starting tailback. Samuel had already outplayed King during the early scrimmages. The handwriting was on the wall.

can't tackle, huh?

August 26th, 2009
1:20 pm

If beating the dogs counts, then Techs Johnson must be golden!

gdawginkalamazoo

August 26th, 2009
1:24 pm

Geoffdawg, same with Tarkenton.

GeoffDawg

August 26th, 2009
1:24 pm

Kendawg, if Samuel can approach 1800 yards a season (in more games) and the SEC touchdown record, then I think we’ll all be extremely happy Dawg fans.

GeoffDawg

August 26th, 2009
1:25 pm

Yes, very good point on Tarkenton. I even have his autograph at home. Don’t know why that didn’t occur to me.

gdawginkalamazoo

August 26th, 2009
1:26 pm

Whether it is Samuel or King or one of the other guys back there, they need to play with the same fire that Moreno had. Moreno was a game changer with just his attitude and energy. Not a vocal leader but leader by example.

BruffDawg

August 26th, 2009
1:31 pm

2004 Big win against defending national champs at home LSU. 2005 SEC title win over higher ranked LSU. Bama at their house one and done, blackout at home, Florida 2004 2007, Hobnail, Greene to johnson. None of these are big wins?

Tide Rising

August 26th, 2009
1:31 pm

Geoffdawg,

So the Goff era at UGA was Georgia’s tin foil era. Have to admit that gave me a chuckle. I reckon I would likewise have to call the Shula era at Bama our tinfoil era.

In referenece to Bama and UGA not playing 1980-1983 that was a shame. In 1980 we were coming off 2 consecutive national titles and had teams renowned for great defense,especially the 79 team with the goal line stand against Penn State. If anyone could have stopped or at least slowed down Herschel during his era it would have been us. 1981-1982 we still had good teams also even though we were starting to ebb a little bit. I’m certainly not saying we would have won though against the great Herschel led Gerogia teams.

Hypothetically if we had we played Georgia the 3 years Herschel was there it wouldn’t surprise me if Georgia won all 3. It just would have been great to see the 2 teams play with Bama being the team of the decade of the 70s and Georgia taking over the torch in the early 80s. Too bad football fans never got to see that.

The great thing about nowadays is that 2 teams of that caliber would be almost impossible not to meet in the sec. The rotating inter division play guarantees we get to play teams like UGA and UF 4 of every 8 years and if we had an era like Herschel and Bama in the early 80s it would be hard not to see the 2 face off at least twice in the seccg. It makes you realize just how much better the football scheduling is nowadays.

Paddy

August 26th, 2009
1:42 pm

CMR is going to need a NC. I believe he can do it and very soon. This years team is going to be a pleasent surprise starting with a 10 point win at Okie St.

ZP

August 26th, 2009
1:44 pm

Tide Rising- he said played in AND WON all 4. Bama has not done this only 4 teams including UGA and Ga Tech have

Richard cranium- actually that would be 5 NCs. Of course, back then there was no BCS and no defined NC but if you are going to claim 4, then by that standard, we claim 5. and don’t forget, you shared the one in 1990. would that be 3.5?? and UF has 3, not several. Also, until last year, UGA had never been ranked #1 in the preseason so I wouldn’t say that we “seem to win that Pre-Season National Championship every year”. You’re an ignorant moron. Until you know what you are talking about, go away!

chazzo

August 26th, 2009
1:46 pm

Urban Meyer is a weasel. Just look at him… 100% weasel.

AceDawg

August 26th, 2009
1:51 pm

Wasn’t old enough for the early 80’s era, but any era with a national title is the best era. Hopefully Richt finds a way sometime. We’ve knocked on the door several times.

Eastside Jacket

August 26th, 2009
1:52 pm

Simpledawg you better include Oklahoma too. And it’s not PLAYED in all four major bowls but WON all four of the major bowls. Your list of two has now grown to five (but I’m pretty sure that’s it).

BruffDawg

August 26th, 2009
1:55 pm

My Mama told me not to grow up to be a cowboy, so i became a bulldawg instead.

43

August 26th, 2009
1:59 pm

The Golden era- last 20 years- Georgia vs. Florida, Georgia-4 wins, Florida-16 wins

0 National Championships

45ACP

August 26th, 2009
2:01 pm

I believe Richard Samuel will be a very good back for Georgia. I watched him at Cass High. He was also an outstanding linebacker.
There was just one Herschel Walker. The good folks of Wrightsville GA. have signs up in recognition of Herschel when you enter the city limits.

Topp Dogg

August 26th, 2009
2:04 pm

UGA will win a NC before GT will,this you can bet on.

Tide Rising

August 26th, 2009
2:05 pm

ZP,

I understand that he’s talking about played and won. I just left that out. We have also won all 4 of the major bowls and someone pointed out that Penn State has done the same.

Not only has Bama won all 4 of these bowls but we are more than likely the only team that has won each of these bowls multiple times. We’ve won the Rose bowl and Orange bowl 4 times each, we won the Cotton bowl 3 times, and we won the sugar 8 times. I seriously doubt anybody else can claim having won all of these bowls multiple times.

GatorNation

August 26th, 2009
2:15 pm

If and buts were candy and nuts…if this or that would have happened. You UGA fans are funny. Just go out and do it and quit making excuses. You’ll always be second teir to us. Now Alabama has Saban, make that third teir…oh wait, LSU has righted their ship. Make that forth teir. OMG, GT has PJ now. You might not even be the best in state. You guys will continue to recruit but the one thing your coach can’t do is coach. You always lose one game that puts you out of the picture. 1980 is all you guys have. That’s pathetic. When you actually do someting, talk to me!!!!! You ready for another beat down. Joe Cox, HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

Bow Wow

August 26th, 2009
2:17 pm

Richt’s teams are going to be known for bad sportsmanship, like dancing in the end zone, player arrests, and penalties, regardless of their win-loss record.

GeoffDawg

August 26th, 2009
2:27 pm

I’m surprised you remember back to 1980 GatorNation. I thought football wasn’t invented until the 90’s? Still waiting on that undefeated season down in Gainesville….

GatorNation

August 26th, 2009
2:38 pm

Geoffdawg…It’s all about what have you done for me lately, is’nt it?!!!! I loved watch Walker play but that’s the past. We live in the here and now. As long as you win NC’s baby!!!! That’s all that counts. It doesn’t matter how many you lose along the way just as long as you WIN baby!!!! You will never win one as long as UF, Bama and LSU are beating you up.

Playing football since 1991

August 26th, 2009
2:40 pm

Geoffdawg,

But be glad about one thing. Bow wow is right. Can’t nobody dance the way Knowshon could. Ya’ll can taunt and dance on the sidelines (Auburn game), on the opposing teams logo(Vandy game), or in the end zone for unsportsmanlike penalites (Fla. 2007). Saint richt talks a good game but the bottom line is that your team is comprised of thugs with no class, no respect for the game, no sportsmanship with all that dang dancing. Play football and quit the dancing routines you clowns.

Saint Simons

August 26th, 2009
2:48 pm

Roddy Jones just scored again!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahahahahahaha

GeoffDawg

August 26th, 2009
2:51 pm

Can’t argue against the recent past with UF but you should probably double check your facts otherwise. Georgia has the advantage in recent history against both Bama and LSU. This includes a Tiger beatdown just last season in Baton Rouge.

Regarding 1991’s post, I don’t see any correlation between occassional dancing and thuggish behavior. A more germane question would be to ask if you’ve read anything about your own team over the last few years. I know it’s easy to be blinded by Tebow’s shiny a$$ but does using a dead girl’s credit card and breaking into an impound lot ring any bells?

GatorNation

August 26th, 2009
2:51 pm

Richt will never be as good as coach as Meyer, Saban or Miles. Hence, NO Championships!!!!! He’s now second behind GT’s Johnson.

GeoffDawg

August 26th, 2009
3:00 pm

Well played sir…

gdawginkalamazoo

August 26th, 2009
3:05 pm

chazzo, nobody will argue with you on that one. But a very successful weasel at that.

SWFLJacket

August 26th, 2009
3:06 pm

Go Gators!!!

gdawginkalamazoo

August 26th, 2009
3:27 pm

GatorNation, jealous of Coach Richt and the Bulldogs.

45ACP

August 26th, 2009
3:42 pm

Seems like I read a story about 24 arrests under Urbans watch……

GatorNation

August 26th, 2009
3:43 pm

gdawginkalamazoo…Why would I be jealous of inferior coaching and team. You guys danced around acouple of years ago and showed your childish mentality and then we came back and 49-10 wipping on your puppies, nuf said. How many titles have your beloved pups won this decade? I’m really jealous of Joe Cox, HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!

UGA_Alum_93

August 26th, 2009
3:44 pm

Does Tech ever win a Championship that they don’t share with some other school?

GatorNation

August 26th, 2009
3:45 pm

UGA can’t even come up with an original school song. That’s sad. No jealousy here at all!!!!!!!

Its a gator world

August 26th, 2009
3:49 pm

Geoffdawg,

i don’t think anyone brags about beating the bammers earlier this century. They were pretty depleted from their probation and every one was beating those mediocre teams so I wouldn’t brag too much bout that. I’ll give them a little bit of a break cause of scholarship losses but as you found out last year they are a different beast when not being beaten down by probation. They and Ole Miss gave us our only tough games all year and I’ll be far more worried about them then I will you. And btw, TIm tebow does shine like the messiah dont he.

UGA_Alum_93

August 26th, 2009
3:50 pm

GatorNation: Congrats on last year. How much did it cost to pay those refs off? When you got ‘em in your back pocket like you did last year that is the kind of score you can run up.

Its a gator world

August 26th, 2009
3:50 pm

I always wondered. What the hell kind of a southern school uses the battle hym of the republic as their fight song anyway? What’s wrong with them?

GeoffDawg

August 26th, 2009
3:50 pm

Florida puts crocodiles on their program. What’s your point?

GatorNation

August 26th, 2009
3:55 pm

UGA_Alum_93…A NC is still a national championship no matter what. I believe GT has 4. How many do you lowly mutts have ONE!!!! Be quite until you can win another. GO GT!!!! That’s right I root for them to whip you butts!!!!!

GeoffDawg

August 26th, 2009
3:56 pm

Who’s bragging gator world? That was directly in response to gatornation. Do your legwork buddy.

GeoffDawg

August 26th, 2009
3:57 pm

Actually, Georgia has five – 2 consensus and three from other various polls. Same polling system that tech uses to claim four.

GatorNation

August 26th, 2009
3:58 pm

UGA_Alum_93…We’ll see this year won’t we. You mutts always have excuses to why you don’t win. BLAH BLAH BLAH!!!!! Nothing but a bunch of WHINERS. HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!

GatorNation

August 26th, 2009
4:00 pm

Joe COX = turf burns!!!!

GatorNation

August 26th, 2009
4:02 pm

GeoffDawg…I knew they had 5 but all you guys care about and preach is the 1980 one with the great Doley and Walker. What have you done lately?

GatorNation

August 26th, 2009
4:04 pm

GeoffDawg…You guys can’t even make up an original song, That’s the point!!!!!

UGA_Alum_93

August 26th, 2009
4:05 pm

GatorNation: We have two MNC – ‘42 & ‘80. Why all the hate? If we are such a bad program why pull for Georgia Tech? Why are you even on this Board? I am not on the Vandy Board trying to rub it into them. Is it because we have ruined so many Gator seasons over the years – ‘66, ‘76, ‘80, ‘81, ‘85, ‘97, ‘07 , etc. Does it still hurt? If you think this streak of yours is going to continue you are delusional. Richt is here for the long run and he will turn this program into what FSU was in the 1990’s. His coaching record, demeaner, etc. is very similar to Bowden. Bowden had FSU in the Orange Bowl in his first few years just like Richt had us in the Sugar Bowl 3 times in his first 8 years. It took Bowden a while to win a MNC but he eventually got there and it may Richt as long but he will get us there eventually.

Chuck Uga

August 26th, 2009
4:07 pm

You are are WRONG George P. Burdell. Look it up.

45ACP

August 26th, 2009
4:08 pm

Knowshon Moreno ran for 188 yards and Georgia’s defense sacked Florida quarterback Tim Tebow six times in a 42-30 victory.
2007 is that recent enough?

Chuck Uga

August 26th, 2009
4:10 pm

GatorNation is one of those loud mouths that gets beat up severely in bar fights. Saw his kind when I lived in Tampa. He probably got beat up so bad his momma whipped him again when he got home.

GeoffDawg

August 26th, 2009
4:10 pm

And you haven’t realized that denim should not be worn above the knee. We all have our idiosyncracies.

GeoffDawg

August 26th, 2009
4:12 pm

I think it also took UF 90 years to get their first MNC. 1980 doesn’t seem that long ago by comparison.

gdawginkalamazoo

August 26th, 2009
4:14 pm

GatorNation, something has to be bothering you about UGA. So much vitriol and hatred. If I were a Gator fan I would be more proud of what my team has done and is doing than tearing down the other guy. Good natured smacktalk is one thing, that crap that you are spewing is another. To each his own I guess. Take some lessons from Atlanta Gator he talks football and is proud of his school.

GatorNation

August 26th, 2009
4:14 pm

UGA_Alum_93…You hope so!!!! eventually, huh!!!! AT least your optimistic. I like reading the AJC online and saw this wonderful article. That’s why!!! Same reason you mutts go on the GT boards to rub it in your faces!!!!!

GatorNation

August 26th, 2009
4:20 pm

gdawginkalamazoo…I am proud of my school. I just think it’s funny how you guys belittle GT and that’s alright. You can dish but you can’t take it. All I’m saying is don’t talk it up until you do something about it. I do believe you guys have a good program but don’t think you the end all be all just yet!!!! It hurts when someone puts you down doesn’t it? You do the same to others and you can’t deny it.

GeoffDawg

August 26th, 2009
4:34 pm

Ah, I see now. GatorNation is really a techie in disguise. Tech’s been talking smack and living vicariously through UF for years so this really isn’t that big of a surprise.

gdawginkalamazoo

August 26th, 2009
4:45 pm

GatorNation, who have I put down? There is a difference between smack talk and hatred. I have fun running smack with the likes of Ramble On! and some the others who are at least good natured about it. Heck I would prefer to sit and tailgate with half these bloggers from all the schools than sit there and spew hatred and put the other guy down. “Never will win, your coach stinks, your school sucks, low academic standards, copy cats, we have more, you have less”…… bunch of crap keep that you keep spewing. I can dish it and I can take it. As I have said before, many times, Tech earned the smack talk rights for the year and they can keep bringing it until we meet again. You guys have it too. Just don’t forget to leave the trash by the keyboard……

45ACP

August 26th, 2009
4:47 pm

GeoffDawg, right on. That last post was really incriminating.
Why would a Gator fan care so much for Georgia Tech?

UF champions again

August 26th, 2009
5:37 pm

Paying the refs off did not give us an extra 39 points there UGA Alum93. 49-10. Florida is an elite team, UGA wants to be. Did Florida pay the refs for the last 20 years when the record for UF vs. UGA is 16 wins for Florida and 4 wins for UGA? All your fans are so mad because last year was going to be the National title year yet you know what happened. 3 losses, no good.

ARdawg

August 26th, 2009
5:41 pm

**YAWN** These posts of GatorNation might led one to believe FU errr UF might stay perched atop the collegiate football ranks forever. Tsk tsk my lil’ banjo strumming, sister banging, mullet sporting and jort wearing friend. You are atop now and the descent starts now. You’ve no where to go but down. Gators are not invincible and will fail. Will you please return them with your trash talk?

Mike T.

August 26th, 2009
7:12 pm

Gator Nation,
Your about as stupid as they come. Glory,Glory is not Georgia’s only fight song.Have you ever heard a tune played by the Georgia band called the Red and Black? It’s been a Georgia fight song as long as
Glory, Glory has, maybe even longer.I guarntee you nobody else plays that. You need to know what your talking about before you post..

Hey Dogtards

August 26th, 2009
7:25 pm

Actually Glory IS your fight song. Even the uga band website only claims glory as a fight song. Way to be credible Mike T.

bands.music.uga.edu/redcoats/history. php

JAXDAWG

August 26th, 2009
9:03 pm

to all of the lost gators on this site: the late, great Lewis Grizzard said it best “florida has the arrogance of alabama and the tradition of vanderbilt” if fit then and it fits now.

heeldawg

August 26th, 2009
11:05 pm

As a 1984 U.Ga. graduate, I was at Georgia for each of the 1980-1983 seasons. It was wonderful and spectacular and amazing and unbelievable. We had the best program in the nation during those days, walloping Florida once 44-0 and whipping teams like UCLA, Clemson, California and BYU, among others. The fans barked and Munson growled and the stadium cracked and trembled and shook to its very foundations. I remember the national title and the Heisman and losing so rarely that each loss felt like a death in the family. And remember being so physically ill when Herschel turned pro that I couldn’t go to class for days.

Ah, those were the days. They ruined me for life.

Hope Coach Richt can bring ‘em back for me someday.

macrotech

August 27th, 2009
4:50 am

ZP, by THAT reasoning, Tech has 6 National Championships….but, who wants to use THAT kind of reasoning?!

UGA_Alum_93, we didn’t share the National Championship in 1917 or in 1928. Why? Does uga ever lose without excuses? You know…like “How much did it cost to pay those refs off?”.

Topp Dogg, I’ll take that bet!

For the record, GT was the first school to win all four of the major bowl games. Damn it! Georgia came in second again! Ya’ll look good in your Silver Era….matches your britches!

macrotech

August 27th, 2009
4:56 am

heeldawg, dang! Truly, good writing….almost made me a dawg fan! Sincerely, that read like a “Field of Dreams”. (Please, know that I am sincere in this response to your post

P.S. I’m exadurating on the part about becoming a dawg fan, though.

Bamafan

August 27th, 2009
5:41 am

I remember watching the Sugar Bowl with the dawgs playing Pitt and Dan Marino throwing a long touchdown pass beating the dawgs and giving may dad a hard time about the game. My dad did not
speak to me for about a week after the game and was a big dawg fan.

dan

August 27th, 2009
8:47 am

1980-1983 were great for UGA. That was UGA’s best era not just in football, but the Athens scene was fantastic then as well with the B-52’s and REM rocking the place.

I think 2002-2005 would have to be a solid second. I was a student at UGA from 2001-2004. Richt’s first few years were really special, and that 2002 season was a special one. And as a fan, you got the impression that the players really layed it on the line for the program, and when they did lose it was by a TD or less. It would have been a blast to be a student at UGA for the 2007 season, but 2006 and 2008 were subpar for me.

Hey Billtard

August 27th, 2009
10:21 am

There were no consensus champions before 1950. Even if there were, Ohio State would be the 1942 Consensus champion because the only then-existing consensus poll (the AP) voted for them. In fact, in 1942 NO human poll voted for the puppies as national champs.

Hey Billtard

August 27th, 2009
10:26 am

PS Can you even read the article? GT went “17-1-1 in the SEC during the period,” not overall. Between 1951 and 1952 they were 23-0-1 alone. A two year number of wins total that is only closely matched by a recent two year uga stretch (although they lost some games too).

Moreover, two polls also voted for GT in 1951.

Mike T.

August 27th, 2009
11:46 pm

Hey Dogtards

Actually Glory IS your fight song. Even the uga band website only claims glory as a fight song. Way to be credible Mike T.
Never said Glory wasn’t our fightsong,said it wasn’t our only one, I don’t need the bands website to
know what I’ve been hearing for years.The Red and Black is a Georgia fightsong.

UGA_alum_93

August 28th, 2009
12:02 am