A pig’s eye view of Georgia-Arkansas

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My friend Doug is an adopted Hog, sort of.

Doug actually graduated from Arkansas State, but because their football program is not exactly major-league, he’s a longtime supporter of his home state’s flagship football program, the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. He even has a bright red stuffed razorback sitting on top of his computer monitor. At least, I think it’s a razorback. Looks more like a red aardvark.

Anyway, since I’ve been reading that Razorbacks fandom has been keying on the game with Georgia for months and many in the “Natural State” are predicting a major beat-down for the Dogs, I decided to check in with Doug and get his view of Saturday’s game in Fayetteville. So I asked him: Are Ryan Mallett and the Hog offense as good as SEC media types say? Will the Arkansas defense be any better than last year, when it was awful? Are the folks in Arkansas really feeling that confident?

“It should be a pretty good game,” Doug said. “As far as Mallett is concerned, I guess we’re about to find out how good he is. He lit up Missouri State pretty good, but he’s about to play against a real team now. But he’s no stranger to big-time college football. He started (and won) three games at Michigan before he transferred, so he won’t be rattled easily by Georgia’s defense. I do believe the offense will be better because Mallett is a good quarterback, his backup [Tyler Wilson] is pretty good as well, and we won’t have too much of a dropoff in the running game.”

But Doug said he is “not sure about the defense. That was a sore spot once we got to SEC play last year; it would have to be greatly improved to make a positive difference this season, and I don’t think they made that many changes.”

As to my last question, Doug said, “yes, Arkansas fans are really confident right now, but irrational confidence comes with the territory for those folks. I mean, back in 1992 when we first joined the Southeastern Conference, they thought that they were going to dominate the conference just like we did in the old Southwest Conference. Even I knew better than that!”

Bottom line, Doug said, it “should be a close and fun game. And since the Hogs are playing at home, I believe that will be worth at least a touchdown in our favor. So my prediction: Arkansas 31, Georgia 24.”

He closed with a “WHOOO PIG SOOOIE!” and since I’m a lifelong member of a fandom that’s known to bark, I guess I should just leave that alone.

As for the game, flip Doug’s score around, and you’re closer to what I expect.

Come back midmorning and we’ll talk about the keys to a Dogs win over the Hogs.

91 comments Add your comment

Motown Hound

September 18th, 2009
7:10 am

First!!!!! Ya mon

Scout Dawg

September 18th, 2009
7:11 am

How about that classy CPJ, calling a college kid stupid on national tv. Sure would want my son playing for him! Go Dawgs GATA.

Motown Hound

September 18th, 2009
7:16 am

Where’s Yellow Fuzz and St Simons gosh I hope they”re ok

Saint Simons

September 18th, 2009
7:20 am

(((33-17)))Hehehehehehehehehe…..SOB!!

dawgfanatic24-7

September 18th, 2009
7:21 am

33-17!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!! GLAD IT HURTS SO BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!! As “m” would say “its only the beginning.” HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

AltamahaDawg

September 18th, 2009
7:21 am

Are you kidding me....

September 18th, 2009
7:25 am

…only 95 yards rushing? I don’t care if Dwyer is hurt or not, what happened to that vaunted rushing game? Looks like it really is a high school offense playing against the big boys.

We have been saying since last year, it doesn’t matter who the COACH is – he doesn’t get to play (of course, it doesn’t help when Furman Bisher gets on board and annoints the guy as one of the best of all time – are you kidding me – after ONE season playing big boy football).

So, lick your wounds, and get ready for some more beat downs. Geez, as m would say, even Chan Gailey beat UM every time!!!!! Maybe he needs to go chase that Greyhound bus!!!!!

Dawg Pound

September 18th, 2009
7:26 am

GATA DAWGS!!!!!

Rody Nezbit Dwhy?er Babay kids

September 18th, 2009
7:29 am

Miami be treatin us like Najeh Davenport treat a laundry basket!

todd

September 18th, 2009
7:30 am

I thought I read in Aug. that we may have one of the best off. line’s in the history of the program, Joe Cox beat Colorado and would be fine, we didn’t need Stafford, Moreno they were a distraction…..

Now were a 1 pt. dog to Arky, who you could say is #4-5 as the toughest SEC opponent on the schedule.

Folks, something “aint adding up here”

Rody Nezbit Dwhy?er Babay kids

September 18th, 2009
7:31 am

Miami b treatin us like Najeh Davenport treata laundry basket.

JB

September 18th, 2009
7:37 am

must be a virus on the Tech mother board this morning………
Note……Heard m was PICKING CHAN “UP” AT THE GREYHOUND STATION THIS MORNING………….BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
you guys wore us out about losing to OSU…….it’s your time.
I love the Tech guy on here who always talks about Tech “running the table”

Scout Dawg

September 18th, 2009
7:39 am

ROBOT ROLL-CALL!!!!!

Hungry Dawg

September 18th, 2009
7:43 am

Dear Fellow Dawg Fans,

We should not be so harsh on our in state not quite rivals. I mean they really did need to make the most of their once in 8 year win while it lasted knowing full well that a reckoning is coming this year. I mean if you only had 1 year out of 8 to gloat wouldn’t you want to make the most of it. It’s also a way for them to handle that growing fear that it will be another 8 years before their next win and rightly so. Let’s face it any fan that tries to make a 45-42 score seem like an @ss kicking has got to be deluding themselves in the first place. Who really cares that there will be more Georgia fans than Tech fans at Grant field for our little get to in November due to them having such a poor fan base. We should show some sympathy.

Sincerely,

Hungry Dawg Class of 72.

Vick=Dog killing thug

September 18th, 2009
7:44 am

It’s funny but until I started reading these blogs I’ve never gave a bugs butt about GT and whether they won or loss with the exception to losing to the dawgs of course. Last night I really enjoyed watching that game. Stuff it all you GT losers.. HAHAHHAHAHAA

SimpleDawg

September 18th, 2009
7:57 am

I think Jacory Harris just threw another TD pass…..

The Techmites got punked because they couldn’t stop the pass….or the run.

PJ almost had a meltdown….those stupid players can’t execute my brilliant scheme….he looked like someone slipped a turd in his pocket.

Well, I guess “the sun don’t shine” on the same bug’s butt every day.

Please place your seats and tray tables back to their upright positions; you have just landed back in the real world.

WOOO PIG SOOOIE

September 18th, 2009
8:11 am

Difficult to live in GA now. Miss the Ozarks. See what happens Saturday.

Joey

September 18th, 2009
8:13 am

The most impressive thing about Miami is what Randy Shannon did after last season. Cleaned house and brought in new blood and new ideas and seemingly has turned his program around. I hope our coach (Mark Richt) will have the foresight after this season to do the same.

Joey

September 18th, 2009
8:15 am

Does anyone think UGA can produce a turnaround against Tech from one season to the next like Miami did last nite. Not with our current genius at DC.

Mikey

September 18th, 2009
8:17 am

The U exterminated them some bugs

69 Dawg

September 18th, 2009
8:18 am

Willie Martinez must have slipped in under the cover of darkness and coached the Tech D. No blitz, no adjustments, no passion, big holes for receivers in the middle… 33 points scored … yep, looks like it was Willie.

dawgfanatic24-7

September 18th, 2009
8:22 am

33-17!!!! Time for the bugs to fly outta the ground and have a piece of humble pie! Hahaha!

Delaine

September 18th, 2009
8:23 am

Enter your comments here Doug , with all due respect you are what I call a traitor. It’s kind of like having your kid going to one school and pulling for the cross town rival. Arkansas State has come a long ways, no thanks to alumnus like you that have to be a hog just so they can be accepted in life. I hope that you come to your senses in lay down the need to be accepted and support your school.

I mean the hogs are afraid of instate competition. They won’t play Arkansas State but they will play every other team in our conference and teams like Missouri State but, not an instate school because of fear of losing the game, fans , recruits or support. We have a saying that you may be familiar with. How Long Will the Hogs Run? I think we all know the answer.

Go Red Wolves!

JB

September 18th, 2009
8:25 am

m……………………………….there’s a new sheriff in town………………….and he arrested Tech for impersonating a football team……………..BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA………..
They all had that look on their face like when their tutor helps them with calculus. ” say what mofo……

JB

September 18th, 2009
8:28 am

Bill Gates on the way to North Ave……entire PC system reported down….. Hello Yellow Fuzz, Fools gold, m, gt forlife, Hello………………………..anybody home ?

JB

September 18th, 2009
8:29 am

rambling wreck sounds about right this morning…………………….

dawgfanatic24-7

September 18th, 2009
8:31 am

Last night’s game just proved how easy it is to stop GT’s offense. LSU did it, Clemson did it the 2nd half last week and Miami knew what to expect. Expect more losses bugs. Glad it hurts so bad! 33-17!! Hahaha!

JB

September 18th, 2009
8:32 am

Not only is the bloom off the rose, somebody took a hedge trimmer to it…….

m

September 18th, 2009
8:35 am

damn, i’m at the Georgia book store this morning looking for a Joe Cox jersey, but they don’t have any “smalls’. A medium just looks so big on me………

Big Dawg

September 18th, 2009
8:35 am

And now we can stop hearing about how good their offense is…..33-17, huh!

chazzo

September 18th, 2009
8:37 am

Look for another game like SC. Georgia will win, but Ark will hang close because of youthful blunders (but less than last week). We have great coaches and great players who will do everything in their power to win. I am behind them 100%.

Ali Akbar Allah

September 18th, 2009
8:41 am

Hawgs roll over Dawgs, shut up and take your beating like a man.

59bulldawg

September 18th, 2009
8:46 am

33-17 LOL! I guess no ACC title this year! I hope all you little nerds who enjoy coming on this blog enjoyed your tune-up for the other beat downs coming your way this season. I enjoyed every second of the game. Lots of folks will be watching film of this game to stop what you do on offense. I like Paul Johnson and think he’s a good coach. And I used to actually pull for Tech when they didn’t play the Dawgs. But that was before that little punk Saint Simons! Can’t wait for the Hokies to beat you down this year too! But the day I’ve circled on my calendar is Saturday November 28, 2009. That’s the day when the Dawgs are going to beat the living crap out of your over-rated team. And that day can’t get here soon enough!

JB

September 18th, 2009
8:48 am

NEWS FLASH, GEORGIA TECH CAMPUS, ATLANTA, GA. SEPT. 18th, 8:15EST. Police called to campus this morning. Near riot as hundreds gather. Turns out it was a “FANS OF CHAN” rally. More to come at noon.

JB

September 18th, 2009
8:52 am

Reggie Ball quoted after game. that bro should’ve thowed that mofo ball out of bounds on every 4th down and be dun wit it…………………………..

STarring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

September 18th, 2009
8:52 am

Is there any truth in the article that says Adams for Pres of the NCAA? I’ll vote for the POS. Anything is better than having him at UGA. As for the game, I don’t know much about Ark, but I know enough about Ga to say……..If they play to their capabilities………38-17 UGA victory. Also is anyone else embarrassed for the Tech Nation (precinct) over that pitiful meltdown by CPJ. Calling his player an idiot when he directs a running game that gets less than 100 yds against an ACC defense. I wonder if he’ll put THAT score on a ring. Classless, yet priceless

m

September 18th, 2009
8:56 am

when does Basketball season start ?

DawginLex

September 18th, 2009
8:57 am

I tried to promise myself I wasn’t going to talk much smack this morning but,………………….

Where are the following Tech folks this morning?

trade school junkie(AKA Nostradamus we are going 12-0)
“m”
RAMBLE ON
yellow fizz
Saint simons

We could get our buuts handed to us tomorrow but at least we don’t have to listen to the 12-0, national champions crap anymore.

OK I AM DONE

JB

September 18th, 2009
8:59 am

Johnson heard to say at Airport last night. ” damn, what am I going to do with these 65 rings” ? Hey, maybe we can put the Duke score on it and just “file off’ Miami.

Saint Simons

September 18th, 2009
9:01 am

45 – 42 !!!!!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

September 18th, 2009
9:01 am

Poor little Ali Akbar Allah, this must be all you have left, hoping Ga will lose so you will feel better about your crappy little Chokemites . CPJ had a meltdown, he can’t take the big stage. EXPOSED again, and will be again and again and again and then Nov 28th…..exposed again

JB

September 18th, 2009
9:02 am

at least we won’t have to listen to ‘run the table’ in any more blogs.

JB

September 18th, 2009
9:06 am

Hey, Saint Simons is alive……..tough loss Saint…….Welcome to the real world of college football. Yea, that includes the Dawgs. You will recover and have a decent year and win 8 games or so, but as you saw last night, your shortcoming were exposed, and us, like ya’ll, have them.

UgaJerseys.com

September 18th, 2009
9:09 am

Get your EXACT Replica of Uga VII’s jersey at http://www.UgaJerseys.com.

DawginLex

September 18th, 2009
9:11 am

BREAKING NEWS

All Atlanta area hospitals flooded with emergency admissions on Friday morning. All the patients were seen hobbling in and being treated for broken ankles.

Hospital spokesmen have attributed the outbreak to a mass “jumping off the bandwagon” by GT football supporters.

“Most of the admissions are male, well dressed, usually wearing a sweater vest. There weren’t any females accompanying most of the patients being admitted.”

Film at 11.

SimpleDawg

September 18th, 2009
9:17 am

“Tech’s Johnson ranks among the greatest”…….To what was Furman referring? Tech’s Johnson? Is their someone who’s known as the lead prick?

Oh…he’s referring to PJ? Among the greatest what? See above.

And Jacory Harris hits another wide open receiver for another TD…..

Stupid players…..

JB

September 18th, 2009
9:19 am

Hey, maybe coach Johnson can get Furman Bisher to read his latest column to the team before the next game…………………………………………..

JB

September 18th, 2009
9:22 am

Giles Roberts, head of physical plant at Georgia Tech sends E Mail to Tech President this AM and ask if he can return 3 tractor trailer loads of “confetti” back to vendor.

59bulldawg

September 18th, 2009
9:23 am

Got a pesky yellow jacket problem? Call Hurricane Pest Control at 1-800-BUG-MASH!

JB

September 18th, 2009
9:24 am

Ok , I’m done……If we lose this weekend, hold all your blather until Monday Tech folks….I’m out of town this weekend, and i wouldn’t want to miss it.