Bulldog Bites: Belue says Dogs should go all-out

UGA quarterback-turned-broadcaster Buck Belue thinks the Dogs’ best shot at beating Oklahoma State is to come out as the aggressor on offense.

“None of this 3-and-out stuff in the first quarter by being conservative,” he writes. “That spells trouble. It’s one of those ‘Think 30’ situations. The Cowboys offense is loaded and dangerous. Got to expect they will score some points. So, think 30. As in, we need to score 30 points to win.”

Belue suggests Georgia let QB Joe Cox “throw it around” in the first half and “maybe get a big play or two and set the tone. Oklahoma State’s secondary got torched last season. New [defensive coordinator] and some new faces and that’s another reason to test them. … Hit ’em with some big pass plays and get them focused on rushing the passer … then start dialing up a steady dose of running plays.”

Jeff Owens (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Jeff Owens (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Do you really really like me?

Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald has an amusing quote from Geno Atkins about teammate Jeff Owens of blogging and Twittering fame. “He speaks his mind about everything and he always has a comment about everything. Sometimes it can get annoying. `What do you think about this? What you do think about this?’ He asks the same question over and over again.

`Do you like me?’

`Yes, I like you.’

‘Why do you like me?’”

I get the feeling Jeff has sports talk radio in his future after he finishes playing on Sundays. Or maybe he’ll become the male Oprah.

Preseason superlatives

The UGA student paper, The Red and Black, offers up its preseason superlatives, including:

Most Likely to Do an A.J. Green Impression: Orson Charles. As in have a huge impact as a freshman.

Says the R&B: “Charles, the 6-foot-3, 230-pound tight end, looks to have a better shot at replicating Green’s monstrous first-year campaign than [freshman wide receiver Marlon] Brown does (particularly because Green’s still around). Charles will be worked into creative offensive schemes, split out as a receiver and a passing threat on both big plays and in red zone opportunities. Don’t be surprised if Charles is in charge of the Georgia tight end spot real quick, and in a really big fashion.”

Curran on being snubbed

David Hale’s Bulldogs Blog has a bunch of quotes concerning Rennie Curran, including what the conference’s top returning tackler thinks about being left off many preseason All-SEC lists.

Says Curran: “It definitely gives you a little bit of motivation to know that people might not respect you as much as you think they should, but at the end of the day, you’re just trying to win those games. If the offense is doing well, the defense is doing well and we’re winning games, that respect is going to come. … We can’t expect to get respected when my defense isn’t producing and people are getting 40 points on us. That’s how it works.”

Dogs No. 6 in five-year rankings

College Football News has crunched a bunch of stats and compiled a listing of the top football programs over the past five years. It’s topped by USC, followed by Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Florida. Georgia comes in No. 6. Essentially, they say Mark Richt’s program has done “everything but” win a national championship.

Everything but. You know it’s got to rankle Richt to hear his head coaching career summed up that way.

My money still says he changes that.

92 comments Add your comment

45ACP

August 28th, 2009
2:10 pm

Bill King, glad you are back on schedule.

Saint Simons

August 28th, 2009
2:24 pm

((((( 42 42 ))))) hahahahahahaha

45ACP

August 28th, 2009
2:33 pm

Sounds like Buck has a good game plan. Now if the Dawgs can execute on offense and keep pressure on Zac.

Saw some interviews with Jeff Owens at the SEC Media Days.
Great personality. Funny guy. Good to have him back.

I also believe that Coach Richt will win a National Championship with the Georgia Bulldogs.

Saint Simons

August 28th, 2009
2:33 pm

((((((( Belue ))))) what a joke!!!!!!!!!

Red Clay Hound

August 28th, 2009
2:36 pm

Don’t worry Jeff. We like you and are looking for big things from you this year.

SimpleDawg

August 28th, 2009
2:39 pm

No reason to feel diss’d when the defense gave up as many points as the Dawgs did last year….after all, it doesn’t matter how many tackles you made, if the offenses are still getting first downs and scoring touchdowns.

That’s when you shut up, put your mouth piece in, snug up those chin straps, and GATA.

Actions usually make a longer lasting impression than a bunch of talk.

45ACP

August 28th, 2009
2:46 pm

OKAY Saint Simons, you can be first at 4:00.
Now go play and we’ll call you when it’s time.

Minnesota Dawg

August 28th, 2009
2:49 pm

Saint Simons, I believe Belue beat you everytime he played you!!! If I recall his first start was when he came in the fourth quarter and made a thrilling comeback for the DAWGS!!

JB

August 28th, 2009
2:49 pm

Where is Tech on that 5 year list. I’m sure ramble will be along in a few after picking his nose and tell us what the powerful Tech program has done, other than beat ( gift wrapped) their in state rival for the first time in 8 years and getting blown out by LSU’s worst team in 5 years 38-3. Hell, Georgia beat LSU pretty bad………………………………………………Wait, what’s that noise………oh, it’s just Dwyer looking for the end zone in the Georgia Dome…… sniff….sniff…..no, not here……

Paul H

August 28th, 2009
2:52 pm

What’s Tech ranked in the 5 year rankings? Going to all those bowl games in San Francisco and Boise has to stand for something, right?

JB

August 28th, 2009
2:55 pm

I bet after getting scraped up with a putty knife off the Georgia dome Field floor last year, they kinda miss Boise.

Jake7

August 28th, 2009
2:59 pm

Me, thinks BUCK is RIGHT.We HAVE to set the TONE on O.Our D will take care of the game.Not that we have to keep our D off the field….but we need our O to DRIVE down the field( 1st poss.) and SCORE! I have ALL the confidence in our D!!!

Hungry Dawg

August 28th, 2009
2:59 pm

Is it Sept. 5th yet? Dog gone but I’m ready to watch me some UGA football. Buck is right on the money take it to them hard, take it to them early and it to them often till they get that Hawaii kind of feeling. I expect them to do about as well as they did in 2007 with the streak going unbroken against supposed offensive powerhouses like Boise, ASU and Hawwaii.

The Daily Oklahoman had a commentator state that their defensive line is faster than our offensive line due to our line being so large compared to theirs. Boy are they in for a surprise when the figure out that our “O” line is not only bigger than their “D” line, but faster to boot.

Dawgs 38 OSU 24

Go Dawg’s, Sic Em Woof Woof Woof!!!

JB

August 28th, 2009
2:59 pm

Anyone know where I can get a picture of Chan with his arm around Reggie Ball. I’m redoing my football room. They won’t sell me the one on display at the Butts building in Athens.

Hungry Dawg

August 28th, 2009
3:05 pm

“Paul H” GT came in at #30 Hahahahahahaha

45ACP

August 28th, 2009
3:06 pm

Great article about Richard Samuel.
I didn’t realize he was that fast.

http://www.680thefan.com/viewArticle.aspx?aid=223

JB

August 28th, 2009
3:08 pm

Anyone hearing the rumors about Cox having a sore shoulder or a dead arm? I’ve seen it two places ( blogs, not news sources). I think it’s crap. They let him throw at will last Wednesday night.

Paul H

August 28th, 2009
3:12 pm

GT was 30th?? That HIGH?? Based on what? I would’ve predicted 60th.

Habersham Dawg

August 28th, 2009
3:14 pm

And I hear Will caught 7 of the 8 passes thrown his way.

RAMBLE ON!!!

August 28th, 2009
3:14 pm

Me thinks, Buck is scared.

Me thinks, Buck has every reason too.

Me thinks, JB should be UGAg’s head coach.

BruffDawg

August 28th, 2009
3:18 pm

Richt is just a few lucky breaks away from a NC. Buck has a sound gameplan, but don’t be too sure they will score on us with ease. Early season games favor a good defense over a good offense, so I say we get up by two scores and then run all day. Hope im not citing strategy, but i do remember seeing an underthrown flea flicker to start g-day. Could be a great first playcall if cox can hit green in stride.

RAMBLE ON!!!

August 28th, 2009
3:22 pm

I’m very g@y.

Cuz

August 28th, 2009
3:26 pm

JB I just went to our old website and it has been taken down so I can’t help you with the picture.

Cuz
Past President
Noble and Sacred Order of the FANS OF CHAN

jimmy

August 28th, 2009
3:30 pm

bill,no more time off

dap01

August 28th, 2009
3:33 pm

Saint Simons; Your mom is so fat……

shards1967

August 28th, 2009
3:34 pm

5 years of greatness and tech not being listed. So what? What are the top 20 teams of the last 50 years? Tech ain’t one of them either, St. Simons. LOL

Great teams lose like Michigan did w. App State. It happens and tech last year handled UGA so they are now stupidly dilirious. Obama voters they all are.

Cannot wait until this year’s game in Atlanta in front of 42,000 screaming UGA fans and 11,000 yellow clad jackets.

Okefenokee Dawg

August 28th, 2009
3:39 pm

I just hope we will be as good as Tech thinks they are.

L-Dawg

August 28th, 2009
3:40 pm

GLORY GLORY TO OLE’ GEORGIA!!!!!

I FEEL SORRY FOR ALL YOU HATERS….TRY BEING A FAN….IT’S FUN!!!

GO DAWGS!!!

8 SHORT DAYS MY FRIENDS!!!!!!

45ACP

August 28th, 2009
3:40 pm

Habersham Dawg, that was funny.

BruffDawg

August 28th, 2009
3:41 pm

Yes i’ve heard the rumors about cox’s arm and theyn are crap. He has been explained to the media several times that he ices his arm after a long throwing session or practice to PREVENT injuries. He even worried about it being taken the wrong way.

uuugh...

August 28th, 2009
3:49 pm

I can’t wait to watch the game. Every couple of years we have to play someone out of conference who is supposed to crush us. But it never happens. Sure Boise State and OSU were at home the last coupel of times but I remember hearing the same stuff before those games. The Dawgs D can’t match up etc. You know what happens in those games? We win. 8 days!

uuugh...

August 28th, 2009
3:50 pm

err that should be couple not coupel. so excited I can’t type!

Trade School Junkie

August 28th, 2009
3:52 pm

This is just turning out WAAAAYYYY too funny.

First, #1 ALL SEC uga cheerleader/homer Barnahrt states flatly this week that dawgs willhave to score 30+ to beat OKST. Now, Belue is having to “come in off the bench” and implore the team to step it up.

As Sept 5th gets closer, dawg fans are starting to figure it out.

dawgs are gonna get B-L-A-S-T-E-D !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ROTFLMAO

NORRIS

August 28th, 2009
3:56 pm

(((((st simons is gay))))))hahahahahahaha

Old Dawg

August 28th, 2009
3:59 pm

Saint Simons. Buck Belue was 4-0 against Tech. Unlike Reggie Ball’s 0-4. nuff said!

uuugh...

August 28th, 2009
4:04 pm

You know trade school, on one of these blogs one of your brethren was talking about the Peach Bowl (You can’t buy me Truett!). The discription was that one team showed up and one didn’t and so LSU blew you out. Well in last year’s uga/tech game, one team showed up and one didn’t and what happened? You clowns eeeked out a 3pt victory…and now proclaim that Paul Johnson is the greatest coach ever and that UGA will never beat tech again. You were so excited in fact that you had rings made…RINGS!

I can only hope that we won’t get blasted like tech blasted us last November. You would think y’all hung 100 on us the way you ruin our blog with your incessant nonesense. Go to your own blog idiot.

weston

August 28th, 2009
4:07 pm

You can tell school is out. The Miss Pimple Queen 2009 Ramble has arrived. The rest of HER (get a clue dawgs, Ramble is a chick) buddettes will be here shortly.

I’ll be glad when the first game gets here. All of these “dawgs need to do this ‘n that” to win stories has gotten old.

GATA dawgs!

dawggirl

August 28th, 2009
4:12 pm

Saint Simons – you do realize that when you post multiple parentheses, it’s the same as a hug online. So, you just hugged Belue.

Belue has a point, but I’m not too sure I would put much stock in what he says anymore. He thinks Alabama is #2 overall, and Oklahoma is #1. Whatever.

I-DOG

August 28th, 2009
4:15 pm

I disagree with Buck on this one… He knows a lot more about football than I do, I just have a difference of opinion.

When he says aggressive on offense, I think too many times last year… we tried to hit the home run deep pass. I’m in favor of SOME of that, but with the offensive line and running backs… I’d like to see us run the ball, throw short and intermediate passes A LOT and throw some screens. In other words, NOT an aggressive offense.

I agree with him that shooting for 30 points, makes sense, but you can do that without throwing the ball all over the field and playing ball control. If we score 27 and keep their offense off the field… we have a good shot to win more than if we score 30 with a couple of turnovers and putting our D out there for a lot of minutes.

If, by aggressive, Buck means that we should throw a 15 yard pass on 1st or 2nd down often… I agree 100%. We can have a 40 yard play in a number of ways, not just chucking it long.

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

August 28th, 2009
4:31 pm

*****Free Tech football ticket with valid police report proving you were held at gunpoint within 4 blocks of Tech campus!!! *****

Did Tech really make rings after beating UGA last season….. bwahahahahahahahahhahahaha!!!!!

JB

August 28th, 2009
4:32 pm

Just heard from a very good source that there is something wrong with Cox’s shoulder which makes it painful for him to throw. CMR is keeping a lid on it until Dr’s can figure out whats going on. Who is our #2 guy or do we have a solid back-up. This ain’t good news Dawg fans! Talk about the perfect storm….I will update more as I get it.

SuperB

August 28th, 2009
4:39 pm

No way in Hell Oklahoma and Ohio State are ahead of the Gators. Oklahoma has been a bomb in the biggies and other than the gift against Miami, OSU has done…… (fill in the blank.) And I say this as a dyed-in-the-wool Dawg fan.

SuperB

August 28th, 2009
4:40 pm

Just read JB’s blog. If cox can’t go– we don’t need to hit the panic button. Murray and Gray are both great!

Burdell

August 28th, 2009
4:41 pm

Old Dawg–

I believe Reggie Ball was 4-0 AGAINST Tech! Good luck to your guys in Stillwater. Go Jackets!

chazzo

August 28th, 2009
4:46 pm

Better think 40.

anotherdawg

August 28th, 2009
4:49 pm

Right on I-DOG! But, I am in favor of doing what the defense gives you. Personally, I’d study the Falcons off. game plan. It’s a great mixture of run and pass. It would be good if Martinez would study their defense also!

Knute

August 28th, 2009
4:53 pm

Richt has more blue chippers than all the Celebrate Recovery Meetings in Metro Atlanta. Number 6
in futility!!! For those of you who don’t understand this statement, you can take all your “habits and hangups” to the church altar at your nearest CR meeting and trade for a blue chip. As a Tech Fan I
did it, now I can love my team, WIN or LOSE, because it’s not that important, it’s just fun. Pure happiness is buying a season ticket to Tech or UGA and pure joy is still being able to sell the UGA tickets in the middle of a bad season. GO DAWGS!! (except in Tech game)

pass 60% fan

August 28th, 2009
4:53 pm

Cuz

August 28th, 2009
5:06 pm

41 38 49 38 45

August 28th, 2009
5:15 pm

Buck is all wrong! Dawgs will have to score more than 38 to have a chance in winning at all.