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

Bishopbulldawg

October 11th, 2009
10:25 pm

I have to admit that CMR’s loyalty to his assistant coaches is admirable… but what I can’t figure out is the disloyalty among his assitants. If they were as true blue to him as he is to them, they would resign, if for no other reason than to protect him from their ineptness! DON’T THEY CARE that they are destroying the program? Why are they taking him down with them? Surely they can recognize that changes are forth-coming one way or another?

dekalb fan

October 12th, 2009
7:21 am

UGA’s roster has 0 players from Dekalb County

Lester Maddox

October 12th, 2009
8:56 am

Tennessee just scored again.

Joe(not)Dog

October 12th, 2009
9:46 am

It was a great day on Rocky Top!

The poll question asked what was the biggest problem with UGA. The options were Offense, Defense, Coaching. There should have been an option for ALL of the Above. GA Special Teams are always very good. But offense AND defense were just as bad. With 45 points scored(6 TD’s) its obvious the defense was like swiss cheese and greatly overmatched. GA’s offense never got closer to the Red Zone than TN’s 32 yard line and only scored 3 points in the game. Its obvious the GA offense was terribly overmatched. And then there’s the coaching. At the half, the score was TN up 21-12. In the second half, TN scored 24 points and GA scored 7. So obviously, the coaches had NOTHING to offer to stop the bleeding. The answer to the poll question should have been, “ALL of the Above”.

Jacket Fan

October 12th, 2009
9:58 am

All that whine and no cheese in athens tisk,tisk,tisk

Rueski

October 12th, 2009
10:11 am

The scene: Knoxville – 2001
The play: P44
The now infamous Larry Munson call to all Tennessee Fans: “We just stepped on their faces and broke their nose with a hobbed nailed boot!”

Oh the memories of that great play and day. It was the first time in a decade that Georgia beat Tennessee in Knoxville. I remember Bruce Thornton running out to the middle of the field and stomping all over that power T!

Now, fast forward 8 years and the scene is still in Knoxville. But instead of a hobbed nailed boot, it was a hobbed nailed boot-LEG! Oh, how funny. Jon Crompton ran the same play, a boot leg, over and over and over and over again and UGA could not figure it out! The stout UGA defense could not stop the worst quarterback in the league. He was a superstar. We Vol fans really loved the long pass to Gerald Jones (#4) for a BIG ORANGE touchdown. And of course, Montario Hardesty (pronounced Hard To See) gashed that D for a 39, count them 39, yard touchdown run. Oh, this is just killing me. Oh the joy to beat that UNRANKED team. I thought that was the same team that was ranked No. 1 in last years’ poll. That defense played as if the ball had swine flu. Nobody wanted it. Except for Rambo, not to be confused with John J. Rambo, who intercepted Crompton for a touchdown. I bet you all thought you were about to make a comeback. Sorry folks, but that just was not going to happen. Keep Martinez, we Vol fans really like him. He is not that bad. And we LOVE Bozo…ooops I mean Bobo. Hehe. You get it Bailey? But seriously folks, I will be here all week. Please hold your applause until after the show! Now hit my music! Quote the Raven….never more!!

(Note: Please feel free to use the material above if you are having a PPV at the woodpile!)

Shane

October 12th, 2009
10:35 am

This just in………….Tenneessee just scored again (doing the Jim Curtis laugh)

Rueski

October 12th, 2009
10:37 am

Oh, the Jim Curtis laugh…HEHEHEHE. The legend of Jim Curtis!! I love the line Tennessee just scored again!! I should have used that one!

Stephen Jones

October 12th, 2009
12:55 pm

I am very unhappy to see the comments on-line. They are obviously from people who never played football and do not understand the potential complexity of figuring out what is wrong and how to fix it. The Georgia coaching staff is first rate and they were heros not long ago when they were dealing with other issues that they could identify and manage. They are dealing with a challenge that is perplexing them now. They are certainly more upset than are the ignorant “fans” who are screaming for their heads and infinitely more qualified to get the problem identified and fixed.

Larry

October 12th, 2009
1:19 pm

One bright spot. With so few UGA points scored, the kick off team cant screw up so bad.

DAwgRule

October 12th, 2009
1:21 pm

Richt–nice guy, but will not win a national title–too many gaps on the staff.

DamnGoodDawg

October 13th, 2009
6:19 am

Time to let the freshmen play and get them some game experience so next season won’t be a loss as well. Yes AM needs to be the quarterback now. No need to stop gap with Logan Gray. If there is any hope for the next 2 to 3 seasons, get Murray his baptism now.