Two-minute drill: View from Arkansas

Let’s check in on some of what’s being said about the Georgia-Arkansas game in Razorbacks land, via

The Hogs’ defensive coordinator, Willy Robinson, sums up Dogs QB Joe Cox like this: “He’s not the biggest guy in the world. He’s not the most accurate guy in the world. But the youngster just competes and he goes to the end, and they do a lot of great things with him as far as moving him out of the pocket [and] putting the quick game together.”

Robinson also says he’s curious how his much maligned defense will react to any big plays by Georgia: “If we get punched in the mouth it will be interesting to see how we respond. We got punched in the mouth early last year and we didn’t respond very well.”

And also at Razorback Central, columnist Harry King notes that Arkansas fans have been fixated on the Georgia game for some time. “During this decade, I can’t remember Arkansas fans exuding such optimism and anticipation about a particular SEC opponent during the run-up to the season.”


David Hale of Bulldogs Blog looks at how things are shaping up for Georgia on offense and defense next year and makes the case for giving the backup quarterbacks some playing time this season:

“Georgia will have returning starters at 10 of the 11 positions on offense and seven of 11 spots on defense, assuming both Rennie Curran and Reshad Jones return for their senior seasons (I’d say that’s more likely for Curran than Jones, given his near departure a year ago). … I like Joe Cox, and I think he clearly gives Georgia its best chance to win this year. … But there’s a window next year for a big season if this year’s youngsters develop at the rate most of the scouts assumed they should, and the missing ingredient will clearly be an experienced quarterback. It’s impossible, if you’re a college football coach, to look ahead. They don’t look ahead by one week, let alone one season. But a pragmatic point of view that expands the scope of decision making beyond how to beat Arkansas on Saturday would take this into account: Giving Aaron Murray (if healthy) or Logan Gray a few plays at quarterbacks isn’t likely to cost Georgia any games this season. Not doing it may cost the Bulldogs a bunch next year.”


I like this Bulldogs Blog quote from Rennie Curran on playing against big quarterbacks like the Hogs’ 6-foot-7 Ryan Mallett: “They’re all the same to me. They all throw the ball, they just fall harder than others.”


Loran Smith makes the case in the Athens Banner-Herald that this year’s Dogs are already mentally tough:

“While all too many in Red and Black gave up on the Dawgs and the Whiz Kids after Stillwater, the South Carolina game reveals that this team has character and heart. The tired defense, for example, was comfortable being on the field with the game on the line. Their attitude was that they could win the game. Without that mental edge, Georgia likely would not have won. The defense was on the field for 55 plays in the first half alone. For the Oklahoma State game, the defense was on the field for 78 plays. Those stats tell a story, but the Bulldog defense didn’t care about all that. All they wanted was to show that they believe in themselves and that they believe they can win. They are playing with a mental edge that is a reminiscent of past Georgia defenses. They went to work on Sunday, understanding there is no rest for the weary.”


Drew Butler in the Gwinnett Daily Post on the snap that sailed over his head last week:

[Ty Frix is] a fantastic snapper. He gets [the ball] back there so accurate and so quick. [A bad snap] happens to everyone. … I think it caught everyone by surprise … but I think he’s brushed that off and moved on.”

38 comments Add your comment


September 17th, 2009
4:02 pm






September 17th, 2009
4:08 pm

Here’s to the Bulldogs taking care of business in Fayetteville on Saturday. I’ll be watching and rooting you on.



September 17th, 2009
4:08 pm

I agree with RENNIE…I DON”T think their QB will have a chance to BLINK! They were OFF last week and THAT is not GOOD after playing ONE game. We have been thru “THE WARS” and we have an idea who our PLAYERS are. This could be a BLOWOUT!!

Blackberry Cobbler

September 17th, 2009
4:13 pm

I know this is off the subject, but anybody that would leave litter behind and especially to the extent that has happened at the SC game– well, those folks are PIGS, probably DRUNKEN SLOBS.

This part of the fan base needs to correct it’s actions or Adams is going to put the hammer down on some folks or ban tailgating all together.


September 17th, 2009
4:16 pm

Stick to the blog.
I can’t stand trash talking.


September 17th, 2009
4:17 pm

Here’s another thought……CMR kinda CALLED OUT Willie….sooo the HEAT has been TURNED UP for IMPROVEMENT on the D !! I think our D will be BLOWING OUT THE WINDOWS in HOG CITY!!

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

September 17th, 2009
4:29 pm


The Tech Nation Dorkaroos feel like they FINALLY have something to “trash” talk us about….trash. My god you idiots, our campus has greenspace, and EVERY campus with greenspace and FANS has this same problem.

The pictures of trash you have probably already hung in your bunkbeds do not take back the fact that you have only beaten the Unioversity of Georgia in tackle-football 12 (twelve) times since 1965 b.c. (nineteen-sixty-five b.c.)


Lars Taint

September 17th, 2009
4:37 pm

1965 Before Christ? I think you mean Anno Domini, chief.

41 38 49 38 45 24 37

September 17th, 2009
4:38 pm

Mallet will have a field day! Dawgs fans need to quit talking TRASH. Keep it at Sanford Stadium


September 17th, 2009
4:41 pm

Man, you guys have some classy fans there. 70 tons of garbage is a pretty picture.

Tim Gietner

September 17th, 2009
4:43 pm

Hey Numbers dope, put all the numbers up. You are one of those like me. Figures don’t lie, but liars figure.

Bo Cephus

September 17th, 2009
4:44 pm

Apparently the Tech fans came over as they were not playing that day


September 17th, 2009
4:47 pm

70 tons of garbage was generated by a “crowd” of people. “Crowd” is a strange and new term for Tech fans.


September 17th, 2009
4:47 pm

Mallet = Lorenzen. Big, slow, good passer. He’ll give the Dwags a run for the money.


September 17th, 2009
4:49 pm

oh yeah…GO CANES!!!! ;-)

Rack'em Rackbar

September 17th, 2009
4:54 pm

Id rather see that trash than the cesspool of bum/crackheads that bombard you in ATL.

Rack'em Rackbar

September 17th, 2009
4:55 pm

Enter your comments here

Saint SImons

September 17th, 2009
4:58 pm

I got my thong on for the game tonight boys!!!!!!!!

Roll Tide Roll

September 17th, 2009
5:19 pm

Your headline mentions a “View” from Arkansas.

ANy view of Arkansas is familiar to a UGA fan: trashy.

Sorry Dogs

September 17th, 2009
5:23 pm

Holy Crap! Frickin slobs.

That explains a lot of things.

No wonder everyone hates your nasty redneck fans.


September 17th, 2009
5:36 pm

Need two for the UNC LSU game next season in Atlanta!

What are you doing here?

September 17th, 2009
6:05 pm

Shouldn’t you dawg fans be busy cleaning up all that freaking trash? You redneck pieces of _h_t! Ya’ll just nasty and living up to your rep of being rednecks!

George O'Leary

September 17th, 2009
6:41 pm

Talk about ton of garbage have you checked my resume’?I invented the forward pass,pass the scotch

Janet Jackson

September 17th, 2009
7:05 pm

Nasty! Nasty Dawgs! …..Go you Nasty Dawgs!


September 17th, 2009
7:27 pm

hey Janet, your boob is showing.

F. Sinkwich

September 17th, 2009
7:42 pm

I don’t know much at all about U of Ark, I confess. All I know is what I saw UGA do last Saturday. It looked pretty good to me, so I like our chances, big time.

Starring Shoeshine Boy as Underdawg

September 17th, 2009
7:57 pm

The view from Arkansas. Trees. Some fields. A couple of towns. And alot of chicken houses and hog farms.

Red Neckerson

September 17th, 2009
9:38 pm

For What are you doing here? Sticks and Stones may break my bones,but “Worms”‘will never harm me!!!!!Take that peanut brain!!!

Jack Bull

September 17th, 2009
10:48 pm

whoever “what are you doing here” is, they’re simply showing their lack of education…it’s Y’ALL, not ya’ll, as in you all, minus the ou and inserting the ‘…. what a dumba–… and this is coming from a very proud redneck i might add…

an intelligent,true patriotic man once said,,,,”a country boy can survive”…and trust me, there’s nothing like a redneck woman who’s a dawg fan….


September 17th, 2009
10:49 pm

I didn’t know ya’ll edited these blawgs? So, instead of comments thaT ARE INSIGHTFUL,YOU WOULD RATHER POST COMMENTS BY A RED CHARACTER, RATHER THAN TAUNT YOUR PRECIOUS CWM!!!


September 17th, 2009
10:54 pm

leave the bathrooms open in the dorms put some dumpsters in the parking lots dang i thought this was a college and institute of higher learning

Fort Worth Dawg

September 17th, 2009
11:26 pm

Back when Arkansas was part of the Southwest Conference, it was so difficult to get to Arkansas games that opposing fans referred to the town as Fayett-Nam.


September 18th, 2009
4:09 am

id like to be the first to wish Dr Adams the utmost success in his job interview. To get rid of him would make for a very good season indeed.

Swine Flu-meister

September 18th, 2009
4:28 am

Talk about a great weekend coming up.,. here it is: Dogs will win the pig roast on Sat night. Sunday Adams will announce he is leaving for the NCAA job AND taking Willie Martinez with him as his new “bend but dont break” assistant enforcer.

OK, I’d settle for the win, but a guy can dream cant he?


September 18th, 2009
6:28 am

Remember Swine Flu-meister that the university is about education. Football is a nice addition and a terrific side line to enjoy but Mr. Adams is not in Athens for the sake of Football…but to educate those Georgians who will contribute to society. Adams is one of the best things to happen to UGA in a generation.

Carl Spackler

September 18th, 2009
6:45 am

Enter your comments here


September 18th, 2009
9:01 am

When we had the tag team of Shockley and Greene just as many of you were complaining about playing multiple QBs as are saying we should play multiple QBs now. Cox is solid. Leave him alone. I want to see a variable offense as much as anybody and think it’s good to get some experience (Richt more or less invented that strategy at FSU by the way) but not at the expense of harassing the starting QB.

Bruce Bruce

September 19th, 2009
12:46 pm