Share your thoughts on the Dogs at midseason

Mark Richt's team has been its "own worst enemy." (Associated Press)

Mark Richt's team has been its "own worst enemy." (Associated Press)

I’ll be on vacation the rest of Georgia’s bye week, though my brother Jon and I do plan on attending the Touchdown Club of Athens meeting on Thursday at which Mark Richt will be speaking. If he says anything noteworthy, I’ll share it on the Blawg.

In the meantime, here’s a link to a midseason review of Richt’s team by ESPN.com’s Chris Low. He naturally picks A.J. Green and Rennie Curran as Georgia’s midseason MVPs, but he notes that the Dogs have “been their own worst enemy for much of this season with turnovers and penalties, and the defense has again struggled. Going back to last season, the Bulldogs have given up 37 or more points in eight of their last 16 games.”

Low adds that the embarrassing game against the Vols is “the kind of loss, depending on what happens the rest of the way, that may force Mark Richt to take a long look at his staff at season’s end.”

A tough but fair assessment, I think.

Feel free to discuss that and anything else having to do with UGA sports in my absence. But keep it clean or you might find yourself unable to comment here in the future.

The Blawg will return on Monday.

Go Dogs!

314 comments Add your comment

Dawg Fud

October 22nd, 2009
1:34 pm

My thoughts: We are not being coached to our potential.

I can take getting beat but I friggin hate losing. We have not looked good in one game this season.

BastianG

October 22nd, 2009
3:44 pm

You’re correct on both counts, Dawg Fud.

DamnGoodDawg

October 22nd, 2009
4:11 pm

The reason we suck this year is a combination of coaching and less talented players than usual. The reason Tech sucks is …… because they’re Tech and can’t help it.

Obama Bush

October 22nd, 2009
9:20 pm

I’m tired of Mark Richt. The Reason why is because his shtick is getting old. He has no emotion on the sideline. Does he really care? Watch him on the sidelines…the man poses like a model and worries about his hair. Also I think he’s checking out the chicks in the stands. This guy is a phoney christian. This guy didn’t have a southern accent when he first came to the Georgia. Suddenly about a month later I started hearing this Southern Draw. Oh! He’s mastered the accent now. This guy is good. Wake up Dawg fans and kick this fake to the curb. Do you fans want some fake christian holy roller with a fake accents that plays with his hair and check out the chicks on the sideline coaching you team?

AugieDawgy

October 24th, 2009
8:28 am

I think we’re all tired of Richt.

MainFrameBall

October 24th, 2009
1:26 pm

I’ve run UGA-UFL through my game simulator twelve times, and Florida wins every time by an average score of 42-10. If it rains, UGA does a little better. In the extreme case, with Tebow only mediocre and Cox having a better than average game, the score is 32-17.

UGA’s time of possession is actual about even with UFL, but it’s because UFL scores quickly in all simulations.

In no simulation does UGA come closer than 14 points.

DawgNation

October 24th, 2009
5:04 pm

MainFrame thank goodness the games are played on the field. Mid season grade is an over all D+. The plus of course is the punting game. Maybe a summer school this year to bring up the grade and a honest look at the staff.

MainFrameBall

October 24th, 2009
7:54 pm

It’s really too early to run a simulation, but with the current data, it’s looking Tech over UGA by 28 points. That’s giving Tech 3½ points for home field advantage, and assuming no major injuries between now and then, and assuming no UGA starters are suspended for being arrested.

I’ll rerun the simulation a day before the actual game.

Faraday

October 24th, 2009
8:27 pm

What a wonderful weekend. UGA did NOT lose!

Snoop Dawg

October 25th, 2009
12:03 am

Couple of points
1. If UGA has had Top 5 recruiting classes the past five years, then why are they not even in the Top 25? It’s the coaching, stupid!
2. Richt is not engaged enough to be the Head Ball Coach. He isn’t with it. We will lose until the Preacher Man leaves Athens with his Deacons Bozo and Free Willie.
3. Peewee Herman could get a National Championship ring after 2-3 years at the UGA with all the football talent resident in the State of Georgia
4. Let’s all pray that Richt accepts the FSU head coaching job once they finally run Bowdoin out of town in Tallahassee. The UGA program will suffer the same fate as the once-proud FSU program until Richt leaves town. Even Bowdoin said that he was too nice to be a successful head coach.

MainFrameMan

October 25th, 2009
4:43 pm

YESTERDAY I WROTE THIS BEFORE THE GAMES STARTED:
I’ve run UGA-UFL through my game simulator twelve times, and Florida wins every time by an average score of 42-10. If it rains, UGA does a little better. In the extreme case, with Tebow only mediocre and Cox having a better than average game, the score is 32-17.

UGA’s time of possession is actual about even with UFL, but it’s because UFL scores quickly in all simulations.

In no simulation does UGA come closer than 14 points.

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TODAY I’VE RERUN THE SIMULATIONS WITH UPDATED DATA.
UGA fares better in these, with the average score of 31-12, so UGA is looking better now, or actually Florida is looking worse. I’ll make an updated run next Friday.

DarrenT

October 25th, 2009
4:46 pm

Sufferin’ succotash, why are Right, Martinez, and Bobo still there???

Could we get Ray Goff back if we begged him and gave him enough money?

DarrenT

October 25th, 2009
6:50 pm

Ray Goff, are you there? Dawgs need you now more than ever!

Pit Bull

October 25th, 2009
9:55 pm

“I promise you, we will never lose to Ga as long as I’m Coach”. Coach Kifen of Tenn. Why did he make a crazy statement like that. Easy, he knows the coaching talent or lack of it at Georgia. He has excellent Coaches working for him. They told him there would be no problem beating Ga. That’s a hard knock on the state of the program that Richt has let Ga. fall too. He must confront the problem no matter how distasteful it is to him. The program is placed in his TRUST!