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

JB

October 10th, 2009
5:03 pm

Dear 5 Paragraph Monologue Writer,

We don’t read you.

Sincerely,

Eyes

playmeortrademe

October 10th, 2009
5:03 pm

In retrospect, fans, including me, have been blinded by the 2005 and 2007 seasons. But even those seasons had disappointments. 2005 had UF, Auburn, and the Sugar Bowl, 2007 had USC and UT and then the false euphoria from beating a truly mediocre Hawaii team. Every other sesason since 2003 has had big loss after big loss. He’s a good guy, but he’s not the guy to win a title here.

World's biggest Nuttz

October 10th, 2009
5:03 pm

MARTINEZ OR BOBO FOLLOW WHAT RICHT DICTATES.QUIT BLAMING THE OVEN FOR THE BURNT CAKE. BLAME THE FOCKING CHEF. THE OVEN ONLY COOKS AT THE TEMP THE CHEF TURNS IT TO. FIRING BOBO AND MARTINEZ WONT MAKE A DIFFERENCE. NEITHER HAS BEEN HERE NINE YEAR BUT RICHT HAS
RICHT!FIRE RICHT!FIRE RICHT!FIRE RICHT!FIRE RICHT!FIRE RICHT!FIRE RICHT!FIRE RICHT!FIRE RICHT!FIRE RICHT!FIRE RICHT!FIRE RICHT!FIRE RICHT!FIRE RICHT!FIRE RICHT!

Dawg Fud

October 10th, 2009
5:03 pm

Richt will get a mulligan this year but if next year is not good then I think his tenure will be finished. Sad really…

Excessive Celebration

October 10th, 2009
5:04 pm

What’s our excuse this week?

Deaddawg

October 10th, 2009
5:04 pm

Ripped again– Honestly, Joe Cox’s stats look pretty compared to Belue’s.

Cali Dawg

October 10th, 2009
5:04 pm

Is Murray still hurt? He needs to play ASAP or we go through this crap again next year for the first three games.

Fire Willie NOW

October 10th, 2009
5:04 pm

Willie “CAREER HIGH” Martinez has to go NOW!!! How embarassing is it, that a sub-par SEC QB like Crompton suddenly looks like Peyton Manning against his defense, throwing for a career high 300-yards and 4-TD’s. The same D that made Garcia and Mallet look better than they really are… Richt, are you really going to let your friendship potentially cost you your job??? Ironic that two of the better DC’s in the country ~ Texas (Muschamp) and Alabama (Smart) ~ have UGA alum as DC!!!

DickCheneyDawg

October 10th, 2009
5:04 pm

Texas rules, bend over now.

Denver Dog

October 10th, 2009
5:05 pm

The goo news, the refs didn’t call the celebration penalty on UT. The bad new, UGA didn’t have one either, oh yeah they had no reason to celebrate. As far as I am concerned UGA was shut out today. The offense scored nothing. The gave UT the ball time and time again. How bout this, lose 3 yards, not the ball. How about this, Bryan Evans tackle someon, and maybe little prnicess can run someone down after he gets his jock out of the stands. GO DOGS beat Vandy, with different players!

BradDawg

October 10th, 2009
5:05 pm

I have not written any posts. I have never been critical of any coach. I have been a season ticket holder since I graduated from UGA. But this….THIS is so sad. I have seen teams suffer because their talent is young. But I have never seen anything like today. The players have no idea what they are doing. The plays are all run out of “base” formations. The really scary thing is, we did not have the fumbles today, we did not have the turnovers, we did not have the stupid penalties….we just got beat…humiliated. I refuse to listen to one more “home team” post game show where they tell you that CWM is not really doing that bad a job, but other coordinators had more talent. Other coordinators used the tallent they had and made them look good. If your QB is struggling, schedule us, we will make him look GREAT. This is beyond reproach. This is beyond defense. This has to stop.

Rex Robinson

October 10th, 2009
5:05 pm

100yd return for Boykin. Ensuing kick off returned to 45yd line plus a 15yd penalty to boot. Same stuff that’s been going on for 2 years. That is coaching and the coaches need to be fired!

VOLS FAN

October 10th, 2009
5:05 pm

GO VOLS!!!! GEORGIA WON 2 GAMES MORE THAN SHOULD HAVE ALREADY!

senoiadawgs

October 10th, 2009
5:06 pm

Boy the blind loyalist sure have changed their tune today or just not shown up.

Whoof Whoof

October 10th, 2009
5:06 pm

Bottom line: Dawgs suck, 2nd tier program. Ton of expectations every year, then the bottom falls out. Reality has set it in the Puppy Nation, sorry Dawgies, embarrasing display as expected.

Dawg'em out!

October 10th, 2009
5:07 pm

isnt tommy tuberville a defensive coach? what are his chances of looking into a dc job at a sec program like georgia?

just a though, he has strong ties in recruiting in the south!

World's biggest Nuttz

October 10th, 2009
5:07 pm

Fire Willie NOW/ RIGHT AFTER FIRING RICHT SORRY AIZZSSE!

October 10th, 2009
5:04 pm

MARTINEZ OR BOBO FOLLOW WHAT RICHT DICTATES.QUIT BLAMING THE OVEN FOR THE BURNT CAKE. BLAME THE FOCKING CHEF. THE OVEN ONLY COOKS AT THE TEMP THE CHEF TURNS IT TO. FIRING BOBO AND MARTINEZ WONT MAKE A DIFFERENCE. NEITHER HAS BEEN HERE NINE YEAR BUT RICHT HAS

IS UGAY SUPERIOR ANYMORE?

October 10th, 2009
5:07 pm

WOW! Look at how superior ugay is!! You guys blow and still talk trash on tech boards. I hope you clowns learn your lesson that your not all that as a program and you will get beaten in atlanta this year AGAIN. All good things must come to an end. Your defense is a sad sight to see. It’s a tired act watching you guys talk yourselves up every year and always have a meltdown at some point, but the vols? Auburn handling them at tenn last week, so what does that say in short? You stink and might go .500 to close out the year. I’m being generous with that prediction mutts! This state may actually tone down the woof woof garabge and talk of how much better you are than tech. Looks like you guys will not be much better next year either because you have no qb and green will leave for sure this year. I love it. I hope you bunch of whiners do show up in atlanta next month, can’t wait to see what excuse your fan base has for losing and if you will call it a fluke again. Is 45-19 a fluke leghumpers? (crickets)

Courage

October 10th, 2009
5:07 pm

Hey boneheads, I hear CMR is upset because we criticize him. I hear he is tired of the constant critiquing and criticism of his coaches,

Please tell him I said he can quit now, take his whining butt back to FSU and let GA hire Cowher or Gruden. Some one with two stones between his legs so UGA can be the top tier team we we should be.

Too loyal, to blind, too soft thats CMR!!!! Too the kool aid drinkers, UGA ain’t winning 7 in a row this year! The coaching level has been turned up and UGA is last! High school offense and defense will never win against NFL coaching or attitude! Why do you think Spurrier failed in the NFL? He’s too college! Just as Richt is too high school!

Dawg Fud

October 10th, 2009
5:07 pm

Secondary is the worst I have seen in a while…who coaches them?

Troof

October 10th, 2009
5:07 pm

If you want to see a real team play come on over and watch the destruction of Ole Miss. I see more and more UGA fans are agreeing with me. I’ve been saying FIRE MARK RICHT and now you understand why.

Tech destroys UGA by 28 this year.

verge

October 10th, 2009
5:07 pm

Great recruiting classes, more Ga talent on any other team in the SEC, recruits love Richt, and the beat goes on.. Just how long will it be before the Bulldog nation turn on Richt? All that talent as they claim, and still they keep coming up 2nd & 3rd in the SEC.

Jan Kemp

October 10th, 2009
5:07 pm

Sat, Oct 17 at Vanderbilt Come from behind to win.
Sat, Oct 31 at (1) Florida Beaten like red-headed stepchildren
Sat, Nov 7 Tenn. Tech Come from behind victory
Sat, Nov 14 (17) Auburn Loss
Sat, Nov 21 Kentucky Loss
Sat, Nov 28 at (22) GaTech An A$$ Whuppin’ in four-part harmony

No bowl. A 2-4 finish after a 3-3 start. Here’s your future, puppies!

84 Dawg

October 10th, 2009
5:07 pm

It’s just embarrassing… We get pushed around every week. They show no heart and no intensity.

RENEE CAMPBELL

October 10th, 2009
5:07 pm

YOU GA FANS ARE THE SORE-EST LOSERS OUT THERE !!!!! JUST ADMIT YOU GOT BEAT BY A BETTER TEAM!!!!!!

DickCheneysDaughterDawg

October 10th, 2009
5:07 pm

I pitty the Dawg who thinks he’s got more gnads than me.

The Poet of North Avenue

October 10th, 2009
5:08 pm

THIS JUST IN……

Tennessee scored on a naked bootleg

The score is now 52-19.

Stay tuned, doggie faithful.

World's biggest Nuttz

October 10th, 2009
5:08 pm

TIME TO START OVER. THIS PROGRAM IS DEAD!!

Marvin

October 10th, 2009
5:08 pm

Even with the loss the dawgs still have a good shot to win the SEC. If LSU can beat a Tebow-less FLA then UGA has an easy Vandy game followed by an off week to prepare for a winner take all match with FLA. Richt and Bobo are good Christians and will win because of that.

T.Slay

October 10th, 2009
5:09 pm

It boils down to this: Richt either has to fire Martinez and Bobo or be fired himself. He cannot allow the program to suffer because of blind loyalty.

I’m sick and tired of seeing other coaches in the SEC come in and win national championships (ex. Meyers and Miles) in their first, second, third year, and in the nine years under Richt we are going backwards simply because he more concerned about not hurting the feelings of his DC and OC.

JJDawg

October 10th, 2009
5:09 pm

Same old story – different team. We continue to put smiles on average quarterbacks and teams. I don’t know; I am tired of this. It’s really painful and sad to watch. Maybe the only thing left to do is stop watching but I can’t. I love the red and black too much!

If we had followed the cool-aide drinkers’ course of action (which is no action) we would still be coached by Ray Golf or Jim Donnan. When we would complain about them they accused us as being disloyal and not true fans of Georgia. Here they are again defending the indefensible. Making the players the excuse for the lack of execution on the field. Considering the fact the players are recruited, coached, and disciplined by those same untouchable coaches it makes no sense to give those coaches a pass. It appears they favor a life time appointment for coaches.

I personally like Coach Richt. But, to me, this about a football program and not one man. He is a good man but I am loosing confidence in his ability to lead this football team to a higher level. I wish it were different.

PansyDawg

October 10th, 2009
5:09 pm

Bow Wow

October 10th, 2009
5:09 pm

Say goodnight puppies, pathetic performance in Knoxville. No heart, no passion, horrible coaching, maybe a bowl around Xmas time if you’re lucky.

JunkyardDOGS

October 10th, 2009
5:10 pm

Chan Gailey! Are u kidding?! Did someone actually mention his name?! The Dogs look bad. But, do not forget they were a top 4 team 2 yrs ago. I wouldn’t give up on Richt yet. This team lacks player leadership.

Dawg Fud

October 10th, 2009
5:10 pm

To all the Tech fans who feel it incumbent to comment,

AJ Green is a sophomore. He has to stay one more year. We got that going for us.

If you are going to bash, at least get your facts correct.

jason

October 10th, 2009
5:10 pm

senoiadawgs, I agree. Where are all of CMR’s Disciples? Where are the Blind Homers in the DAWG colored glasses drinking their CMR Spiritual Kool-aid? This is beyond a Freakin joke as far as this team is concerned.

GatorNation

October 10th, 2009
5:10 pm

I agree with you guys. With all the top recruiting classes you guys have had, you should be much better than this. Lack of effort, execution or coaching, I don’t know. Man, how have you guys fallen so far so fast. CMR is a nice guy but nice guys finish last. It’s definitely looking that way right now. UGA fans should be talking smack about the likes of MSU, Vandy or Kentucky right now. Don’t even say a word about Tech because their offense is starting to click. They just need to straighten out that defense. Right now, I don’t see where UGA can woof it up. CMR needs to look closely at the staff and the team and make some tough decisions.

john wood

October 10th, 2009
5:10 pm

Absolutely Terrrible ! I agree that the coaching staff has to go . Look what Sabin has done with Alabama and then look at our sorry coaching and recruiting . I can’t believe Joe Cox is the best there is on this team ,time to give someone else a shot and look forward to next year . Who would want to come and play for these coaches ! Nice guys do finish last !

Troof

October 10th, 2009
5:10 pm

Marvin is obviously suffering from some sort of head injury. How can you suggest that pathetic team that UT waxed even compete for the C-USA title, let alone the SEC.

Thanks for the LULZ!

senoiadawgs

October 10th, 2009
5:11 pm

I post a final score prediction of the for this week either a 10-9 UGA win or 31-13 win for UT. Well looks like I had it right for being a blowout if UGA lost. I also warned others to watch out we have a history of being lit up by UT QB’s. Many said I was a fool and reminded me how we shut down the clausen’s. I reminded them that they played when we had BVG and the one Clausen that did play against Willie threw for 310+. Yeh I had not clue what I was talking about.

Also said the biggest problems on this team player wise are Cox, Jones, Miller and Evans. Anybody want to argue that now?

Also I challenged any blind loyalist to name me one positive thing other than our brillant SO. and FR.? They failed before want to give it a try now.

ROCYTOP1970

October 10th, 2009
5:11 pm

I DONT THINK YOU CAN BLAME IT ON THE REFS THIS TIME GEORGIA –YOU JUST GOT YOUR @#@^%$^ BEAT!!! IT’S THAT SIMPLE !!!! YOU LOST!!!!!!

UGAFAN#?

October 10th, 2009
5:11 pm

Im really worried for the UGA organization… i am a DIE_HARD UGA fan and after that PATHETIC attempt of a game, i dont think im even goin to watch the Vandy game. This season is pretty much TANKED!!! Its so SAD that alot of fans(including myself) wait sooo long for the season to start and THIS is what we get for our patience??? I will ONLY!!!! forgive the DAWGS if they beat Florida. And by the looks of it you couldnt PAY me to bet they would win!!! I wont be surprised if UGA comes out Halloween night and gets LAUGHED AT!!!! ABSOLUTLY THE WORST SEASON IVE EVER WITNESSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Courage

October 10th, 2009
5:11 pm

Where are those blind loyalists? Still at the bar thinking up more excuses? Sorry Pukes!!!!!!

Richt and his bad of cronies stink! Na na na na hey hey hey Good bye CMR!!!!!

I love my dogs and don’t blame the players. I blame the cook, CMR, and his assistants for this debacle!!!

Listen to 680 and listen to Belue try to spin this one for CMR. What a Homer!

ToothlessTenn

October 10th, 2009
5:11 pm

The new UGA mascot: a poodle in pink.
45-19!

Puppy Nation f.k.a. Bulldog Nation

October 10th, 2009
5:11 pm

Oh let’s not take ourselves so seriously here – its just one game. As long as Kentucky and Vandy are in the SEC, we always stand a chance of going 2-3 in our own division.

John Kincade

October 10th, 2009
5:11 pm

This just in: Tennessee scored again! Can’t wait to chat this up with Mr Blind Loyalty Bucky Belue

Troof

October 10th, 2009
5:11 pm

CMR and UGA = FAIL

Marvin

October 10th, 2009
5:11 pm

If UGA can get to the SEC game in Atlanta against LSU with better refs then UGA can beat the LSU.

verge

October 10th, 2009
5:12 pm

I was wondering when the bulldog nation would turn on Richt. Top 10 recruiting classes and this is what you all have to brag on. He’s not as great as you all want to make him..

UnderDawg

October 10th, 2009
5:12 pm

Polly want a Cracker.