Looks like it’s going to be a looooong season

Brandon Boykin's return for a touchdown was one of the few bright spots for Georgia. (Associated Press)

Brandon Boykin's return for a touchdown was one of the few bright spots for Georgia. (Associated Press)

Play-action.

Bootleg.

I just thought I’d throw out a couple of basic offensive football terms that Willie Martinez apparently isn’t familiar with.

As a result, Georgia made Jonathan Crompton look like an all-conference quarterback Saturday as Tennessee repeatedly ran the same basic plays over and over again to great success in a 45-19 butt-kicking.

Not that the loss can be pinned entirely on Georgia’s defense. Because the Dogs’ offense put on one of the most toothless, inept performances since … last week’s first half. No running game to speak of. And this week precious little passing game. You remember all the talk about how Georgia’s offensive line was terrible at run-blocking but good at pass protection? Today they weren’t even good at that, as Joe Cox repeatedly had to throw the ball away or had it batted down. Volunteer defenders spent more time in Georgia’s backfield than any of the three tailbacks the Dogs used in vain. The Dogs basically took the third quarter off.

Backup quarterback Logan Gray did finally get to play quarterback … and showed us little. He did complete his first pass as a Bulldog, to Marlon Brown (who finally got to make some catches), but generally threw poorly.

The only Bulldogs unit that had any positives in this game was, incredibly, the special teams, which accounted for most of Georgia’s points thanks to a 102-yard kickoff return by Brandon Boykin, a blocked punt for a safety by Zach Renner and a long field goal by Blair Walsh in addition to the pick-6 by Bacarri Rambo. Even then, the Dogs still had a terrible kickoff return that saw the Vols begin a drive in Dogs territory.

What else? Missed tackles galore. Tennessee receivers continually wide open. Poor play calling by Mike Bobo. And, again, Martinez appeared to be clueless.

And the dean of SEC coaches was outcoached by Lane Kiffin, who now has the right to say whatever he wants to when it comes to the Dogs.

Kirby Smart, please come home!

912 comments Add your comment

Screwball Willie

October 10th, 2009
4:07 pm

Blame this one on Souljah Boy. How can we be expected to compete 1 day after our spiritual leader was arrested?!?

One other suggestion, have our defense play both ways as they scored as much as the offense today.

Me

October 10th, 2009
4:11 pm

Yup, that it does…..

Jake7

October 10th, 2009
4:12 pm

We did a GREAT job PUNTING ! BOTTOM LINE is we were OUTCOACHED!!! This IS the MOST inept GA TEAM in YEARS !

Gdawg 82

October 10th, 2009
4:13 pm

Somewhere Ray Goff is howling with laughter.

Honestly, what did you expect. Monte Kiffen vs Bobo and Richt…please!

At this point it might as well get ugly-otherwise Richt will NEVER shake things up.

Buddy Rae

October 10th, 2009
4:14 pm

Lets all Hip HOP TO ROCKY TOP!!!!!!!

DDDAWG

October 10th, 2009
4:15 pm

i think i finally agree that willie needs to go. his inability to adjust is amazing. the first drive they had i could see that silly play action bootleg working a few times but after that we needed to make a simple adjustment and willie didnt see it. he and probably bobo need to go.

our offense is pathetic, but i dont blame bobo, i blame cox. i like the kid and think he will make a great coach one day, but he needs to step aside and let someone else get a shot.

Jim Doanan as in Doans Pills

October 10th, 2009
4:15 pm

Markie boy hasnt rally done anything since all my boys and BVG left!

jtriverdog06

October 10th, 2009
4:16 pm

Will boycott if Willie is not canned before the start of next year….I love my dogs but I can only take so much punishment…

gojckts1

October 10th, 2009
4:16 pm

Now are all you UGA fans getting the pic that ur the SECOND best team in the state??????? bahahahahahahahahahahahahahha………im sure paul johnson is licking his chops as he watches GA’s defense each week! Yep, DEF gonna be a LONG season and will end with a THUMPING in ATL!

snotbubble

October 10th, 2009
4:16 pm

Worst coached Georgia team in years……..SOMETHING HAS GOT TO BE DONE !!!!!!!!!

Jake7

October 10th, 2009
4:16 pm

Monte Kiffen is a OUTSTANDIND DC……….THEN you GOT WILLIE !! Bobo was OUTMATCHED……on the “JOB TRAINING”.

tnvol

October 10th, 2009
4:16 pm

y’all got MESSed up and to jonathon crompton that is sad heheh

Dooner

October 10th, 2009
4:16 pm

We should have knew we were in trouble when we called a fair catch of a kick-off on the 14 yard line.

Dawgs73

October 10th, 2009
4:17 pm

Unfortunately, this is not a surprise as I previously stated that UGA would not win this game. I also stated that this would be the beginning of the end for Richt and the current staff. THERE IS NOT EXCUSE FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are the worst coached team in the SEC and I am done supporting this SH!!!!!!!!!! until Richt either makes changes or takes his sorry ass somewhere else. I’m out!

Deaddawg

October 10th, 2009
4:17 pm

Mark RICH – Dawg POOR

Wonderdog

October 10th, 2009
4:18 pm

Why on earth would Kirby Smart leave Alabama?

Jan Kemp

October 10th, 2009
4:18 pm

Let the wailing and gnashing of teeth begin!

UT sure looked great today

October 10th, 2009
4:18 pm

but…..hey, 10-3 still is out there!

you

October 10th, 2009
4:18 pm

they will ask whom lane kiffins first sec win was against and laugh hahaha you lost to kiffin

RedandBlack

October 10th, 2009
4:18 pm

Is Coach Richt trying to get fired? This team just does not look like the best and most effective players are starting. This team looks like they are not prepared. This team does not look like they are ready to play football. I do not see any whizz bang strategy or technique being executed from this team. All I see are individual performances.

This all is very disheartening. Where have the Georgia Bulldogs gone?

Stephen

October 10th, 2009
4:19 pm

Time for a change fire willie bring in Kirby Smart! Look how his defense plays for him at bama! They are not playing for willie! Kirby already has ties to Georgia pay him the money & bring him in & Joe Cox, your I nice guy & I’m glad you lived your dream but at the end of the day its how you play & W’s you havent produced enough! Time to play for next year get our younger guys game experience against SEC competition! Hire Kirby FAST! pay him the DAWG gone money & get him here!

Barkin'Dog

October 10th, 2009
4:19 pm

Looks like Fabris will work another week. His team did it all.
With that said, the dawgs hit a buzzsaw- a more determined team trying to prove they belong again. And, guess what, they do. With their new-found confidence, Tennessee will grow into a fine season. Wish I could say that for the Dawgs. It may take a week or three to get over this game, but they will. I won’t give up hope for a strong finish like yesteryear. Oh, and color me blind.

YellOJacket

October 10th, 2009
4:19 pm

lol…..to Tennessee? I’m dying over here…..

Jake7

October 10th, 2009
4:19 pm

MAJOR PROGRAM…..with LITTLE LEAGUE coaches!!

Yosemite Sam Dog

October 10th, 2009
4:20 pm

No more guess needed. It is official, UGA is bad, not average, bad!

Michael

October 10th, 2009
4:20 pm

I’ll support UGA football again when Richt and his entire staff are gone. Not before.

Burroughston Broch

October 10th, 2009
4:20 pm

Year after year, the same old story: great recruiting classes and mediocre records. There’s no discipline, witness the sideline music and dancing.No discipline = no respect = no integrity = no concern. It all pays the same.

YellowJacket

October 10th, 2009
4:20 pm

The pecking order has been restored.

never dull

October 10th, 2009
4:21 pm

Thanks to the offense,3 and out, Butler should win the Ray Guy award for the best punter–he gets a lot of yardage. Only bright spot today for Dawgs.

BOB

October 10th, 2009
4:21 pm

I wonder if our 5 star recruits were really 5 star recruits or is it really the coaching?

SuwaneeDawg

October 10th, 2009
4:21 pm

As I’ve said before, I’m not one to yell, “fire the coach!” everytime the Dawgs lose a game but when you continually bring in the talent Georgia has, seasons like this one shouldn’t happen. We’re half way through the year and we’re getting worse. We can’t win every game and can’t win the SEC and MNC every single year but even during rebuilding years we should still be contenders. Something is seriously wrong and you can’t blame the wind this week.

Army Vet

October 10th, 2009
4:22 pm

It wasn’t all bad………ARMY won !!!!!

H

October 10th, 2009
4:22 pm

Please get rid of BOBO!

Stephen

October 10th, 2009
4:22 pm

Kirby would leave bama b/c he loves UGA 3 year starter & if UGA opens their checkbook I think he would love to be DC at UGA

Where's my crack pipe?

October 10th, 2009
4:22 pm

Damon said it: “The bar has been raised in teh SEC”…….where does that leave Richt

mcdawg

October 10th, 2009
4:22 pm

wow does this team have problems

Jan Kemp

October 10th, 2009
4:22 pm

Watch the state of Georgia news tonight carefully, as wife beatings and suicides should show a spike this week. What will you poor puppies do with a football team to worship?!?

Fire em all

October 10th, 2009
4:22 pm

Martinez should have been fired 3 years ago. Now Bobo needs to go as well. Richt seems to have a problem evaluating coaches. Either figure it out or get rid of him too. I’m tired of being a second tier SEC team.

Uncle Tom

October 10th, 2009
4:23 pm

Well………..it seems that we deserve all the things St. Simons has been saying about us. Is there something about the 10 Year Rule in the SEC? It seems that no coach can hold things together for much longer than that. Our problem right now is that both coordinators have got to go, and CMR is too nice and kind to his personal buddies to swing the ax. I hope he does, because if he doesn’t, we will be battling Montana State in the Swamp Bowl. And just one more thing———-as recruiting comes down to the wire, why are we only pursuing these little 160-pound scat-backers? We need LINEMEN! Then we need more linemen, and after that, more linemen.

Dawg'em out!

October 10th, 2009
4:23 pm

maybe this will shakeup the coaching staff, and get this team back on track?

willie b

October 10th, 2009
4:23 pm

AMEN===I honestly don’t have a suggestion. This team is in total dissaray(sp)

2N4YEARS

October 10th, 2009
4:23 pm

Bill, I agree w/ everything exept the Kirby Smart thing at the end. Kirby Smart??? Don’t kid yourself: Saban coaches the ALA defense. We need another Vangorder.

matt

October 10th, 2009
4:24 pm

Just think where the Bulldawgs would be without those top 5 recruiting classes? Obviously, CMR and his stellar staff are coaching them down.

Stan

October 10th, 2009
4:25 pm

People, lets not put all the blame on Willie! How about our offense? How about we put some blame on the man that is ultimately responsible for both? Yea, I said it. CMR is also doing a lousy job right now. We have plenty of talent but are the laughing stock of the SEC. Every week we make the opponents QB look like a Heisman candidate while struggling to score points. This is the most embarrasing team i’ve seen at Georgia and i’ve been a fan for a long time. CMR- make some changes or do the loyal fans a favor and find another program.

dylandawg

October 10th, 2009
4:25 pm

I have stayed away from the fire Willie so far. I give. He has to go. Terrible. Safety play is awful. Defensive ends-terrible. Offensive line-terrible. Justin Anderson- beyond terrible. Play calling- screen pass on 3rd and 4??? Same running play on 2nd and 10 now 87 times in a row. If I know it’s coming, I imagine Kiffen does too. Please stop. That being said Richt has done a great job overall and will continue to do so. Relax. D coordinator away from being right back up.

Mike

October 10th, 2009
4:25 pm

You hit the nail on the head….we were out coached in every aspect of the game. Maybe Lane Kiffin is not all talk.

Billie96

October 10th, 2009
4:25 pm

I am a graduate of UGA (96) and have been a fan since I went to the California game in 1981; this does not make me a “great fan” nor someone who believes I am always right; I’m not. But I did suffer through both our boy Ray, and the savior Jim, so I know suffering.
That said, I was all prepared to tell all you punk-a$$ dawg fans who were throwing in the towel after OSU to suck it after we kicked some Tenn butt. However, I am man enough to admit I was wrong.
The only thing, THE ONLY THING, that has kept us in any of these game is the great players we have, the great atheletes. These guys so obviously have no coaching; they are just making plays because they can. They don’t know where to go on D, or what to do on O. It’s just so demoralizing I can’t even function.
I think, for the most part, Dawg fans are homers and bandwagon types (don’t smirk, you are because you thought the world was over after OSU, the first freeking game of the year). We have had a great run for the last few years, and I’ve come to expect it, like most of you. But we are not FSU in 1995, we have not won everything every year. I don’t think CMR should be fired, I DON’T. He’s a good tactition, but he needs to surround himself with better people. Go out and get an all-pro defensive guy; get a creative O guy; tell the special teams to kick it to the end zone every time. BE A COACH. Listen, I know you love these coaches Mark, and I know they have families, Lord knows I know, but you HAVE to let them go. We have too many great players who are not being coached to waste them on this team. Our recruting will soon dry up; CMR is a good man, he’s a good coach, his assistants are crap though.

YellowJacket

October 10th, 2009
4:25 pm

UGA is definitely Ford tough. Which means what?

Henry D.

October 10th, 2009
4:25 pm

I have been a big Mark Richt supporter. RedandBlack may have a point about him wanting to get fired. Maybe with Bowden on his wau out, he sees a way to get back to Florida State. That’s the only explanation I can see in how far this team has gone down in the last 2 years.

They have absolutely no spark, and no heart. When was the last time you saw a Da. defensive player either drive someone backwards or at least stop them in their tracks. Even when they hit someone, they are carried two – five yards down field

There need to be some BIG changes in this staff at the end of the year.

Deaddawg

October 10th, 2009
4:25 pm

Uncle Tom- Looking at the rest of the schedule, how do you see us in any bowl? Maybe the TOILET bowl!