Rivalries don’t come any better than Georgia-Auburn

The iconic shot of Uga V and Robert Baker is another reason why the Georgia-Auburn rivalry is great. (Associated Press)

The iconic shot of Uga V and Robert Baker is another reason why the Georgia-Auburn rivalry is great. (Associated Press)

I’ve heard it said that Georgia has more big “rivalry” games every year than just about any college program around.

There’s Georgia Tech, naturally. And Florida, with the annual neutral site meeting in Jacksonville.  Plus, of course, Auburn in the Deep South’s oldest football rivalry. And, to a slightly lesser extent, Tennessee also is a rivalry game.

Which one you consider the biggest depends on where you live, what sort of season the Dogs are having and how the rivalry games have gone in recent years.

Some fans think Florida’s recent domination of that series has diminished the series as a rivalry; others think it’s the most important game of the season.

During most of the Richt era when Georgia was in the thick of the SEC race and Tech wasn’t very good, that rivalry was viewed by some UGA fans as not as big as the SEC rivalries. For others, Tech is always the biggest game, no matter what. This year, with the SEC East already locked up and Tech fans having had a year to brag about last year’s 3-point “blowout,” that game is probably the one most UGA fans would swap a body part to get.

As Georgia’s Clint Boling told the Macon Telegraph, “Each UGA fan probably has their own different biggest rival, whether it be Florida, Tech, Tennessee, Auburn,” but for the players, “all the rivalry games are important, and that’s the way we look at all of them.”

To me the best of Georgia’s rivalries, or perhaps I should say my favorite, is the one with Auburn. There’s the fact that the two schools have had a lot of ties over the years, with the Vince Dooley/Pat Dye thing being the most obvious. It’s a competitive rivalry, with Auburn leading the series 53-51-8 while Georgia has outscored the Tigers over the decades, 1,747 points to Auburn’s 1,698. (It’s the only rivalry I can think of where anyone bothers to look at the cumulative score.) And in recent decades the visiting team often has the upper hand.

The rivalry also produced one of the great college football photos — the 1996 shot of mascot Uga V going after Auburn receiver Robert Baker in one of the greatest games in series history, an overtime win for Georgia.

But as David Ching of the Athens Banner-Herald notes, the rivarly has seen better times, with neither team in the running for more than a midlevel non-BCS bowl this year. Neither team is ranked in AP Top 25 (the first time that has happened since 1991 and only the second time since 1977), though the Tigers are ranked in the coaches’ poll.

What’s there to get excited about?

Well, for one thing Georgia already has lost this season to Tennessee and Florida and likely will be a heavy underdog to the Top 10 Jackets, so Auburn may be Mark Richt’s best chance of winning a rivalry game this year.

And as the Telegraph pointed out, losses to Auburn and Tech would make this the first season since 1999 that all four rivals beat the Dogs — a mark that was widely considered the beginning of the end for Jim Donnan. Richt is not in as precarious a position as Donnan was because he’s already banked two SEC championships and a passle of 10-win seasons. But going 0-for-rivalries this year defnitely would be a blow to the program’s prestige.

What makes this year’s Georgia-Auburn game even more interesting is that the Dogs have the chance to win four straight over the Tigers for the first time since the 1940s. Meanwhile, Auburn’s seniors have never beaten the Dogs and still smart from the Blackout/Soulja Boy experience the last time they visited Athens.

“Last year, there wasn’t as much emphasis” on the rivalry with Auburn, tight end Aron White told the Telegraph. “This year, I feel like people are going to get up for it a little more. It’s a night game, and we are trying to redeem ourselves this season and get bowl eligible. I think the rivalry is going to be a little bigger this year than it was last year.”

Add it all up and you’ve got the makings of a great game, even if it doesn’t involve great teams. Georgia-Auburn is college football at its finest. If you can’t get fired up about this one, whether you’re a player or a fan, you don’t have any business wearing red and black.

161 comments Add your comment

L-Dawg

November 11th, 2009
10:43 am

GLORY GLORY TO OLE’ GEORGIA!!!!

WHAT DO GEORGIA TECH “FANS” AND UGA FANS HAVE IN COMMON?? THEY ARE BOTH THOROUGHLY OBSESSED WITH THEM DAWGS AND COMING ON THIS BLOG TO TALK ABOUT THEM!!!!

HOW DARE ANYBODY SAY WE CANNOT CONTINUE TO CHEER FOR OUR TEAM STRICTLY BECAUSE WE NEED SOME COACHING CHANGES, AND ARE 5-4 (WINNING RECORD) WITH SO MANY TALENTED TRUE FRESHMAN, WHO WILL ONLY CONTINUE TO GROW IN THE PROGRAM!!! IF THAT I THE CASE, CALL ME A BLIND HOMER ALL YOU WANT!! i WILL CONTINUE TO SCREAM “GO DAWGS” FROM THE STANDS SO LONG AS I LIVE!!!

GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!

Saint Simons

November 11th, 2009
10:51 am

Sec plays 31 cupcake teams!!!!! hahahahahahahaha

Saint Simons

November 11th, 2009
10:52 am

45-42 !!!!!!! hahahahahahahahahahaha

Atlanta

November 11th, 2009
10:55 am

Regardless of last season’s result, Tech is the biggest rival.

THWGT

November 11th, 2009
10:56 am

Can somebody ask the Techie folks that come on here just what EXACTLY they have accomplished with their gimmick offense?? Yes, they beat a heavily struggling UGA team last season (for the first time in 8 years and 12th time since 1965), we are all aware of that. So if you consider that the greatest posible accomplishment for your program…. i feel very very sorry for you.

Who have you beaten this year other than an obviously overranked, 3 loss Va Tech squad?? Why do you celebrate getting your pants beaten off by a weak LSU team last year in your bowl??

Your future is grim Techies. Good luck convincing any QB, RB or WR corps that running the wittle twipple option will best advance them to the NFL. And let’s be honest with ourselves here. Great football players do not sign with a school based on academics, they sign with schools that will best propel them to the big NFL contracts. This is in fact an Athletics blog, not an Academics blog.

TO HEL WITH GEORGIA TECH AND THEIR BLIND FAN BASE!!!!

And before any Techie answers any of these questions, please first state the reason you are reading this blog in the first place. Thanks.

MCDAVIDDAWG

November 11th, 2009
10:59 am

Get rid of Richt before he totaly destroys the team. Richt isn’t coaching and apparently doesn’t intend to fix his support coaches. He wants to retire with the millions he’ll get. Let’s give him what he wants.

Andy

November 11th, 2009
10:59 am

In terms of accumulating wins, I would swap schedules with Tech just about any year, and particularly this year. There is no doubt in my mind that if UGA played Tech’s schedule, our record would be better, and if Tech played UGA’s schedule, it’s record would be worse.

Dawgs73

November 11th, 2009
11:03 am

L-Dawg – I think it’s safe to say that we are always “looking to next year” with this current coaching staff. It’s true that we have talent, but then again, we have had talent and depth for years under Richt.

Nativebird

November 11th, 2009
11:03 am

Oh so correct, it takes two fairly evenly matched teams to make a consistent Rivalry, that’s why Ga – Fl can no longer be considered one.

Clay

November 11th, 2009
11:08 am

This is my biggest game of the year. I lived in Columbus, GA (40 miles from Auburn) for over 20 years and Auburn fans are the most obnoxious around. Tech is my close second; but, I don’t get more fired up for anyone more than Auburn.

McDawg

November 11th, 2009
11:10 am

this game was always the big game when i went to school-always seemed like the other half of the state of GA went to Auburn—IF IF IF IF IF -we keep mistakes to a minumum i like our chances here

festus

November 11th, 2009
11:10 am

I don’t consider Tech a rivalry game. I suppose because they’re in the ACC. Or maybe it’s because they never have a good team. But Auburn is the one I consider to be the biggest rival.

AU’s team isn’t much better this year than ours. But they will have a big motivation factor because they will want to end the win streak we’ve got going. Throw in the Martinez factor and you have a close game. Throw in the BOOBo factor and sum total you have an AU win.

Otto

November 11th, 2009
11:10 am

Auburn is the oldest and most fun.

Florida is the most heated and at the moment #1 on the want to win list.

GT has not been anywhere near the top 2 since the 60s. UGA winning regularly combined with GT dropping out of the SEC made it less important.

Palmetto State Dawg

November 11th, 2009
11:12 am

Well said THWGT! We beat the Nerds 7 years in a row, and they hang their hat on a 3 pt win last year. I have a gut feeling that UGA will play better than we think against Tech.

DawgFan24

November 11th, 2009
11:12 am

Dawgs73, haven’t you buried your head in the sand yet?

L-Dawg is a shining example of what it means to be a ‘true’ Dawg Fan! I applaud you week after week L!!! BTW, Tech is our biggest rival. We will get revenge on your North Ave nerds this year, mark it down! GO DAWGS!

Delbert D.

November 11th, 2009
11:14 am

Why?
1) I thought it was an Auburn vs. UGA blog
2) My daughter chose to have me fork over $$$ for out of state tuition to Auburn
3) I fondly remember the Uga attack on the Auburn player

So, I’m a Tech fan whose family and friends all went to UGA except my daughter. I follow Georgia football closely, and I attended many games at Sanford Stadium as a kid. UGA is part of the state I live in.

ARdawg

November 11th, 2009
11:20 am

Auburn is a fun game every year but seeing how we’ve taken it in the shorts from just about anyone and everyone that actually matters (thanks CMR) and the season is in the tank, it is a huge overstatement to think we’d qualify as anyones rival at this point of this season. Losing to Auburn or Kentucky for that matter wouldn’t bother me a bit at this point. If there is any salvation to this season it will only come about by beating the fleas over at Tech. Sorry Dawg nation thats the way I feel about it. Seeing the program sink to the depths it has to where actually beating Tech is a high point is a very sad state of affairs.

TO CMR: Look to Tommy West for a DC. He’s unemployed a Ga. boy and still has some fire left in him we’ve lacked at defense. That is of course if you’ll give Willie his walking papers.

Saint Simons

November 11th, 2009
11:22 am

Aub 77 Uga 0!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dawgs73

November 11th, 2009
11:25 am

DawgFan24 – PLEASE! Being a true fan doesn’t mean you have to lose your objectivity. If you are truly satisfied with the lack of progression our beloved Dawgs have shown, then you are the one who needs “bury your head in the sand”.

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

November 11th, 2009
11:30 am

I work with and am friends with several Aub fans and a couple of ex Aub players, I love this rivalry. In my experience, Auburn has the most respectful fans of ANY of our rivals. And they hate Tenn and Fla about as much as we do. Tech is like their mascot, annoying most of the time but they’ll sting you on occasion and remind you of why you hate them. I feel a three in a row finish. All Ga wins.

Swampdawg

November 11th, 2009
11:33 am

Yo! Saint Simons! Son… go stick yo head back in the sand on the beach and let the Seagulls pluck yo A$$. Yo comments is gettin old son!

DAWGS – 28
TIGERS – 24

Delbert D.

November 11th, 2009
11:35 am

I’ve heard for over 30 years that “Tech isn’t the biggest game anymore.” I imagine it is when UGA loses. Saying it’s not a big game is a bit like whistling past the graveyard. You don’t expect anything to jump out and grab you, but…

For me, Tech’s biggest rival game has always been Georgia, because that’s the way it’s been for over 50 years. Auburn and Tennessee used to be big rivals games in the ’60s. Clemson is a rival, but I can’t get that interested in the rest of the ACC, rivals-wise. I’d rather Tech be back in the SEC.

Chris

November 11th, 2009
11:35 am

yeah no rivalries are better than Georgia / Auburn. Like Alabama / Auburn for example…

THWGT

November 11th, 2009
11:36 am

Dawgs73….

YOU ARE THE TRUE EXAMPLE OF WHAT THIS TEAM NEEDS LESS OF.

OF COURSE WE ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH RECENT OUTCOMES. YES, I ADMIT AS MUCH AS ANYBODY WE NEED A FEW TWEAKS, MOST LIKELY IN THE COACHING STAFF.

JUST BECAUSE THESE THINGS ARE NEEDED DOES NOT MEAN WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TO FEEL PASSION FOR AND SUPPORT THE PROGRAM WE ALL LOVE. YOU CALLING PEOPLE “BLIND HOMERS” BECAUSE WE CONTINUE TO WEAR OUR RED, GET CHILLS WHEN THE TRUMPETER PLAYS THE BATTLE HYMN IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE STADIUM, SCREAM “DO DAWGS, SIC EM” DURING EVERY KICKOFF AND BLEED THE BLACK AND RED TRADITION IS NOT WHAT WE THE FANS, THE COACHES OR THE PLAYERS NEED.

DON’T YOU EVER CONSIDER YOURSELF A FAN OR SUPPORTER OF THIS PROGRAM IF YOU GIVE UP AT THE FIRST SIGN OF A HICCUP. PROBLEMS WILL BE ADDRESSED AND HANDLED DURING THE OFFSEASON. LUCKILY WE ARE FANS OF A PROGRAM THAT CONTAINS THE CLASS TO FINISH THE DRILL WITH WHAT WE STARTED WITH, NO MATTER THE RESULTS.

GO DAWGS!!!!!!! I’LL SCREAM IN LOUD AND PROUD TIL THE DAY I DIE!!!!!!

Saint Simons

November 11th, 2009
11:37 am

Please please pay attention to me. I’m just as funny as a little kid repeating everything you say…I need attention BAD even if it is negative attention like my parents give me.

Atlanta Gator

November 11th, 2009
11:37 am

To the idiot that said Auburn fans were the most obnoxious around…take a look in the mirror. UGAy fans have to be tops on the list in the SEC. Every year living in Atlanta for the last 20, same story…and your beloved pups haven’t won anything….especially respect. Most obnoxious is definitely Georgia, then Bama, and yes Flordia third then a tie between LSU, TN, and Auburn.

HBTD

November 11th, 2009
11:38 am

The greatest rivalry on UGA schedule. Mutual respect by both schools players and fans of the other. Win, lose or draw, it’s always a hard fought game that the fans have a blast at.

timthebrave

November 11th, 2009
11:40 am

A night game in Athens. There is nothing more exciting. Can’t wait to beat those tigers, eagles, whatever. Go dawgs!

Snoop

November 11th, 2009
11:40 am

Georgia loses to Auburn, Kentucky, and Tech. Adams keeps Richt and the coaching staff because no coach with integrity will be micromanaged by the tyrant.

Skram30082

November 11th, 2009
11:40 am

Hey, Bill, the text below the link on the front sports page says the game is in Auburn. It’s in Athens this year.

Alabamadawg

November 11th, 2009
11:40 am

Tennessee I hate…Florida I hate…Georgia Tech I actually pull for unless they’re playing the Dawgs…but Auburn…my ex-wife was raised in Auburn, family went to Auburn…I HATE AUBURN !!!! That said I think the dawgs have more talent than the tigers so the dawgs should win…thats should win, but with our defense who knows…Did I mention I HATE AUBURN !!!

Skram30082

November 11th, 2009
11:43 am

Dawg fans are the most obnoxious fans ever. 90% of them NEVER went to UGA, and couldn’t find Athens if you put them on 316 or 78 and pointed in the right direction.

WAR EAGLE!

Elmo C. Grogan

November 11th, 2009
11:44 am

I’m married to one of ‘em, for crying out loud; please don’t make me listen to that silly yell all night. I promise if we win I won’t set of a tring of firecrackers like I did last year, just before the claw hammer landed right between my eyes….

Otto

November 11th, 2009
11:44 am

Delbert, As a UGA fan I put UF as my #1 game. What does that say for GT putting UGA as their biggest rival?

Auburn was IMO the top Rival in the 80s and early 90s. Auburn seems to be up or down at the same as UGA, more often than the other rivals. Early in the decade Auburn and UGA were both rolling, and now both are struggling some.

GT is still 3rd or 4th this year and if GT wins this year will be 3rd or 4th next year.

Tennessee is the other team in the Top4 thanks to being the other player in the SEC East divion races. UGA beating UT was also the last time UGA fans ran on to the field. UGA, UF, and UT are the only SEC East teams to play in the SECCG.

Swampdawg

November 11th, 2009
11:46 am

Auburn Tigers and Fans are a Class Act! Clemson and Fans were the same way when we played them. I can’t say that about the Gators and the Vols. Georgia and Auburn show respect for each other.

Clay

November 11th, 2009
11:47 am

Atlanta Gator, you obviously didn’t read my post. I lived in Columbus, GA (40 miles from Auburn) for over 20 years. Columbus is firmly planted in Auburn Country. Auburn uses Columbus media and the Columbus newspaper roots for Auburn. Auburn fans walk around saying “War Eagle” this and “War Eagle” that, they answer the phone “War Eagle” and “War Eagle” is an appropriate answer to most any question. Until you’ve lived in Auburn Country for a couple of decades, don’t question my intelligence and don’t pretend Auburn’s fans aren’t the worst to be around.

Clay

November 11th, 2009
11:49 am

Skram30082, I’m a member of UGA’s Class of 1991 and I want to thank you for proving my point about how you guys just sit around all day saying “War Eagle” to whatever the topic is.

Otto

November 11th, 2009
11:49 am

Skram30082, As an Auburn fan you should know your post describes Bama as well, just change the roads listed.

tech / ga. rivalry

November 11th, 2009
11:50 am

there is none , georgia is 32-12 against tech since 1965

L-Dawg

November 11th, 2009
11:51 am

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS A “WAR EAGLE”????

WHAT IN THE WORLD IN A “ROLL-TIDE”????

DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHY ALABAMA STAYS ON THE MAP??? BECAUSE TENNESSEE SUCKS.

L-Dawg

November 11th, 2009
11:53 am

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT AUBURN…………

COMING HOME FROM IT!!!

Opelika

November 11th, 2009
11:53 am

Oh my goodness, I see that miserable wretch of a loser L-Dawg is still sitting in his rundown mobile home web-surfing and not even trying to get a job. L-Dawg, what happens when you run out of food stamps? HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Auburn 42, UGA 17. Another beatdown by the mighty Auburn Tigers over the clueless un-color-coordinated Dawgies.

Mikey

November 11th, 2009
11:55 am

Hey St Simons, Cumberland Island called…they said that they hate being close to you but they cannot do anything about it.
BTW, so did Jekyll.

Opelika

November 11th, 2009
11:55 am

RUMOR OF THE WEEK: One of the UGA players has learned to read and write and will give a demonstration at halftime (if he hasn’t been arrested).

Mikey

November 11th, 2009
11:57 am

I do not hate Auburn, but I hate the Gators, so I would have to say for me the biggest rivalry game is FL.
By the way, SC should get a vote or two as a huge rivalry game.

Mikey

November 11th, 2009
11:58 am

does Brandon Cox have any eligibility left?
he was our best QB for a while….
sincerely, UGA

L-Dawg

November 11th, 2009
11:59 am

Opelika…..

YOU ARE ON THE WRONG BLOG AGAIN SCOOTER…..

THIS IS A UGA BLOG. THE TEAM THAT HAS BEATEN YOU DOWN 3 YEARS RUNNING.

I FEEL YOUR PAIN THOUGH TINKER BELL. IF I LIVED IN A CRAP HOLE LIKE OPELIKA, ID VIACRIOUSLY LIVE THROUGH DAWG FANS TOO.

HOPE YOU MAKE THR TRIP TO ATHENS THIS WEEKEND. I LIKE WATCHING YOU GUYS LEAVE ALL TEARY-EYED KNOWING YOU HAVE THAT LONG DRIVE HOME.

GLORY GLORY TO OLE’ GEORGIA!!!!!!!!!

jack bull

November 11th, 2009
12:01 pm

i really try to avoid to folks like saint simons, but saying the SEC is weak is just plain stupid.. UGA will play 13 games this year, and 11 of their opponents will end up being bowl eligible. ok, maybe not ASU, but they still have a shot. there’s not another team in the country that can say that. not one.

and yes, i am counting on us to be playing in a bowl ourseleves, maybe even on new years day…

Dawgs

November 11th, 2009
12:04 pm

“We beat the Nerds 7 years in a row, and they hang their hat on a 3 pt win last year.”

Dawgs

November 11th, 2009
12:05 pm

“georgia is 32-12 against tech since 1965″

BAMA STAN

November 11th, 2009
12:05 pm

12 NATIONAL TITLES – 21 SEC TITLES!!!

I have always appreciated the fact that UGA has 3 historic rivals: AUBURN, FLORIDA, and GT – and now a 4th due to the SEC split – adding TENNESSEE.

I imagine that SOUTH CAROLINA considers GEORGIA as one of it’s rivals – along with CLEMSON.

And speaking of CLEMSON – man oh man – the GEORGIA CLEMSON rivalry was great when both teams were excellent in the 80’s. This game became a casualty of the SEC split.

ALABAMA has two historic rivals – AUBURN and TENNESSEE.
Now we can add LSU to that list. Never consider Ole Miss or MISS STATE much of a rivalry.

Regardless of win/loss record – playing a hated foe get’s you going.

I wish UGA success against AUBURN Satruday – but feel this game will go Auburns way – as so far this season – this is one of the worst UGA teams that I have seen in a long time (penalties, turn over margin, skill position -except for Green)

ROLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Paul's Johnson

November 11th, 2009
12:08 pm

Atlanta Gator:

“To the idiot that said Auburn fans were the most obnoxious around…take a look in the mirror”

Most obnoxious fans are definately GAYtor fans.

DBalcer

November 11th, 2009
12:08 pm

I can’t wait. I am sure it will be an exciting game. Go DAWGS. I will be there Saturday.

obscure reference

November 11th, 2009
12:14 pm

Having grown up in Athens, but going to school in Auburn this weekend is bitter sweet. Each school has a lot of other rivalries, but nothing compares to this one. The AU/UA and UGA/UF games are pure hatred. During those games, the fans on both sides are plain nasty and mean. The AU/UGA game is more like a sibling rivalry. Two brothers battling it out and fighting tooth and nail until the bitter end, but with a mutual respect for each other at the end of the day.

ARdawg

November 11th, 2009
12:15 pm

I can say this with the utmost honesty, Auburn fans are the classiest of any team we play. I have on numerous occasions attended Auburn games in tow with a friend AU fan of mine. While I refuse to step foot in Jordan-Hare without my UGA regalia on no matter who AU is playing, UGA or someone else 99 of 100 AU fans are very accepting and polite. Good peeps them AU fans

Dawgs73

November 11th, 2009
12:16 pm

THWGT – Dude, I suppose you are L-Dawg in disguise (must be the CAPS LOCK that gave you away). You said it, not me…BLIND HOMER…I even put it in ALL CAPS, JUST FOR YOU!

You have no idea of my passion for the Dawgs, my level of contribution to the athletic department, nor for the veracity for which I cheer (my beloved Dawgs). I love UGA and all the “traditions” that accompanies Saturday gameday. I have been a life-long Bulldog fan, but unlike you, I choose to cheer and still be objective. You sit behind your CAP LOCK disguise, critize those who don’t (use CAP LOCK), and consider yourself the THE BEST BLIND HOMER OUT THERE! Why don’t you give all Bulldog fans opinions consideration and stop bashing those who choose to use their mind, monetary donations, and intelligence to progressively ask/demand for change(while still being a great fan).

Otto

November 11th, 2009
12:17 pm

L-Dawg, When was the last time UGA won 4 in a row over Auburn?

Bama Stan, Thanks and this is the worst team since Goff was the coach.

I’m still looking forward to seeing the game in person this weekend.

VolsRule

November 11th, 2009
12:17 pm

UGA is a secondary rival for UT – like what S. Carolina is to UGA. UT and UGA were never permanent opponents in the “old’ SEC. Since divisional play – TN/UGA is closer to being a rival – but our rivals are Bama and Vandy….. and now FLORIDA!!!!

UGA sucked in the 90’s and were pretty much irrelevent. Richt was good earlier this decade – but UGA is back to where they were in the 90’s and will probably be 3rd/4th SEC East for a few years to come.

Don’t get me wrong – it’s easy to get up for UGA -but our feeling is this a a game you should circle win every year – the program is greater in UGA’s eyes than the what the all other SEC teams sees them as. Kind of like Auburn – secondary level SEC program – that a couple of years in each decade or two – actually make noise – but never a consistent elite sec team.

GO VOLS!!!

GO VOLS!

Mark Richt

November 11th, 2009
12:20 pm

Yeah, since Florida is no longer a rivalry game Auburn is our biggest rival.

THWGT

November 11th, 2009
12:22 pm

DAWGS73….

JUST DOESNT MAKE SENSE TO ME HOW YOU GO AFTER FANS FOR CONTINUING TO GIVE SUPPORT. WE KNOW AS WELL AS YOU THINGS NEED CHANGING. BUT DAM DUDE, RELAX, AND GIVE THE PLAYERS THE SUPPORT THE NEED RIGHT NOW AND WE’LL ADDRESS THE RESZT OF THESE ISSUES DURING THE OFFSEASON.

DONT EVER TELL SOMEBODY YOU THEY CANNOT CHEER FOR THEIR TEAM WHEN THINGS ARENT PERFECT. THATS BEING A HORRIBLE ADDITION TO THE PROGRAM. AUBURN COULD USE A GOOD MAN LIKE YOU.

Auburn Pride

November 11th, 2009
12:25 pm

Probably my favorite game on the schedule.

Agree with the above post – AU/UA is all about hate – like UF/UGA.

I do miss our rivalry with FLORIDA – but still paled in comparison to AUBURN/UGA.

This is a game where I just can’t stand UGA and their fans on gameday. Other than that – respect the school, students, fans and the rest of the year.

Been to so many great games between these schools – and after a bitter loss – or a surprising win – usally have UGA fans tell us great game – let’s tee it up again soon! Gotta love it!

WDE!!!!

L-Dawg

November 11th, 2009
12:26 pm

Otto…..

BACK IN THE 40′S SIR. AGAIN IN THE 2000’s AFTER SATURDAY.

UGA- 24
AUBURN-14

PDawg

November 11th, 2009
12:28 pm

I have a bad feeling about the Auburn game this weekend. I just don’t think we will be able to stop em.

timthebrave

November 11th, 2009
12:28 pm

Ga vs Auburn is usually a great game. I have been to several that were joyous last second wins or agonizing last second defeats. My favorites are the Green to Johnson on 4th down, the blackout game, AJ’s td last year in Auburn, the 4 overtime game, UGA V going after the Auburn player, my first one a 23-23 tie. I’m not going to talk about the agonizing losses(too painful) Go Dawgs!

Columbus Tiger - WAR EAGLE!!!

November 11th, 2009
12:30 pm

Great rivalry – Auburn will smoke georgia this year. This is a horrible georgia team that has not had it’s act together for two years – and this year is a culimination of what’s wrong at georgia.

While both schools have defenses that are suspect – Auburn has a real offense – and georgia will help defeat themselves with turnovers and penalties. turnovers and penalties are in georgia’s dna – it will only change in the off season under new direction – which Richt has to provide with staff changes.

Auburn 31 – uga 16

WDE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Larry

November 11th, 2009
12:30 pm

All I care about for the rest of the year is beating those over rated bugs. Auburn and Kentucky are solid SEC quality teams and UGA is having a down year. Any loss is painful but to lose to a quality football team is at least understandable. A loss to the bugs simply cannot happen.

Our walk-on should beat them easily.

toga

November 11th, 2009
12:33 pm

I look for Auburn to be running downhill all game. Georgia will not have an answer. Bank on it!

Auburn 45
Ga. 17

VolsRule???

November 11th, 2009
12:33 pm

Remind us the last year that Tennessee was relevant.

MattDawg

November 11th, 2009
12:36 pm

I would say that 90% of all fan bases never went to the schools they cheer for. I would ask how you pick a professional team you pull for? You certainly can’t go to their school!!

Larry

November 11th, 2009
12:39 pm

Bobo, Richt and willie walk into a bar and see Lane and Layla Kiffin having a drink. Willie whistles and says… Man look at that.. Now that is one hot cookie…..

So Bobo says… Yeah, Lane looks good with his new haircut… as Mark Richt says.. Cookies ? I’ll have a chocolate chip please…

Cuz

November 11th, 2009
12:42 pm

I had more respect for Auburn before they dumped Tubbs.

Loveliest Village

November 11th, 2009
12:43 pm

Agree – this is my favorate game as well. A very intense – hard hitting game – but like fighting your brother.

Both teams have had their heartbreaks in this one – most years – just a very competitive high spirited game by two proud programs not giving an inch to each other.

For this year’s game – got to go with AUBURN by a fairly wide margin.

Uga is just not a good team this year – and we are playing in Athens – a plus for AUBURN!!!

WAR EAGLE!

Dawgs73

November 11th, 2009
12:43 pm

THWGT – Dude, I couldn’t quite understand your entire post, but let me correct you. I didn’t write anything in regards to “DONT EVER TELL SOMEBODY YOU THEY CANNOT CHEER FOR THEIR TEAM WHEN THINGS ARENT PERFECT”. You obviously have trouble comprehending the paragraph written (WHEN IT’S NOT IN CAPS LOCK).

Please just continue with your CAPS LOCK brilliance and everything will work itself out.

MattDawg

November 11th, 2009
12:43 pm

UGA 45 Auburn 38 Write that down.

Ryan

November 11th, 2009
12:45 pm

Opelika are you serious? UGA has owned Auburn lately. How about that game a few years ago when a FRESHMAN QB and UGA came to Auburn and beat your #5 Tigers/Eagles/Kittens whatever??? What a redneck loser.

Steve McGarrett as Chin Ho's Leader

November 11th, 2009
12:47 pm

Is UGA going to come out in ALL-BLACK on Saturday? The dogs were not fired up to play the Gators so Richt dresses them up in black. Will Richt do another uniform change to fire them up? It doesn’t matter because the tigers will roll. Kam Fong better look at 3 L’s instead of 3 W’s. The Kentucky game will decide if Uga goes to a bowl game or stays @ home for the holidays. L-dawg is still LOSER-dawg.

Auburn Fan (this week)

November 11th, 2009
12:47 pm

MattDawg…it’s probably more like 20% unless you are UGA then 90% is probably about right. I pick pro teams because I live in the daggum city stupid.

Auburn 35, UGA 10

uuughh...

November 11th, 2009
12:50 pm

I always enjoy the UGA Auburn game. If we win I am glad and if we lose it is not so bad because their fans are good folks in my experience. Auburn fans are head and shoulders better than Florida Fans.

As far a our biggest rivals go…I think our program has fallen so far that out biggest rivals are Kentucky and South Carolina. Thanks in no small part to ineptitude across our entire coaching staff, we can not even play with Tennessee or Florida anymore. Tech’s 3 point victory last year was just the beginning. Their coach plays to win and our coaches play to not lose. We’ll get crushed this year by Tech.

Thanks Coach Richt…Now that The Florida game is staying in Jacksonville maybe coach can focus on moving UGA out of the SEC so we have a chance to win some games–that seems about as probable as him getting rid of the horrible coaches he has surrounded himself with.

Saint Simons

November 11th, 2009
12:53 pm

ACC = “All Cupcake Conference”

old gold

November 11th, 2009
12:53 pm

“L-Dawg”… chill out with the all caps. This is a definite sign of retardation.

Gator Dog

November 11th, 2009
12:54 pm

To the blogger who commented that many Dog fans didn’t go to UGA, yeah your right. There are people in the state of Georgia who have circumstances that are truly beyond their control that did not get to attend a traditional college. I got my education at the University of Combat, multiple foreign campuses. Yes, those of us who couldn’t afford college back in the ‘70 still like college football. I made my choice of teams (GO DAWGS) based on the pride I have in the state that I was raised in and the classy football program that existed at the time. Vince Dooley was and still is awesome. Tech started losing class points the minute that Bill Curry left (Bill Curry is the classiest football player from ANY team that ever played in GA).

I grew up in a family that was fixated on the good old Tech of the late ‘50 and early ‘60 and was an outcast in my own family because I attached myself to the Dogs. I still “watch at” Tech just to see what kind of team they have put together. The rivlary between UGA and Tech still exist and it is more positive than the others (read that as less negative than the hatred between the Gators and Dogs).

When I retired from the Army after some 25 years of service, I moved to Florida for employment. The great state of Florida saw fit to bestow a complete “full ride” scholarship to one of the smartest humans I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting, my daughter. I had raised her in classic Bulldog fashion, saying the “G” on my ball cap stood for “Gator Hater” etc. Well, if you are a parent and you are worth anything at all, you are going to support your kids, so I started watching the Gators. What I’ve learned is that it isn’t too hard to pull for them too now that the “Evil One” (Spurrier) departed Gainesville. I also have to weigh in that the worst fans (at least for one week a year) are both the UGA and U of F fans. This game has gotten out of control. Just tee the dang ball up and play the game in a sportsman like manner. Disperse with the flames of hellfire and total hatred that the “Evil One” helped cultivate for years.

On to Auburn, they always play a good game, show great sportsmenship and usually the best team for the year walks off the field with the win and their integrity intact.

Long time Dog fans, remember that back in the day the late season game with Bama was a heated rivalry for years. Every game against the bear had a deep meaning.

Some of you will chop me up for my viewpoints, so be it. But yes, I live in Florida and watch the Gators but I read the AJC everyday to stay in touch with my Georgia roots.

Sic ‘em Dawgs! Go Gators!

sidewalk74

November 11th, 2009
12:56 pm

The AJC writes one blog a week about GT so we just like to come over to give you a hard time. You doggies are so sensitive. Not to mention that your fellow fans are always on Tech’s one blog each week.
THWG

Lou Vales

November 11th, 2009
12:56 pm

This game has all the national interest of Alcorn State-Grambling or New Mexico-New Mexico State.

dan

November 11th, 2009
12:56 pm

I think Tennessee and Florida are our most hated rivalries in the SEC and the Tech game is only a rivalry to UGA fans when we lose to Tech.

But the Auburn game in terms of an actual football game, is one of my favorite rivalries. You really can throw out the records when these teams play. The games are usually pretty hotly contested, and it always seems that one team seems to ruin the other teams season( and it’s usually the underdog). The both programs are very similar in history and tradition and they’re only a couple hours from each other. And most Auburn fans I know are a respectable bunch. I mean we’ll talk trash to each other, but I feel there is a genuine respect there whereas I don’t feel like that’s the case with Tech and Gator fans.

L-Dawg

November 11th, 2009
12:57 pm

THOSE WHO WRITE ABOUT ME ALSO ENVY ME!!!!!

GLORY GLORY TO OLE’ GEORGIA!!!!!!

misterwax

November 11th, 2009
12:58 pm

Auburn has a whole lot more to gain from this season this year and I think they will win it. Ricjt & Co. are just about ready to roll up the sidewalks and call it a season…a rebuilding year which did not go as well as planned….that’s the way it goes.

Auburn 38 UGA 17

BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

DawginLex

November 11th, 2009
1:01 pm

An obnoxious vol looking down on UGA just tickles me to death. What have you won lately? Nothing. You won this year. Big deal. richt is 5-4 vs UT and you consider it an automatic win?

What a joke coming from a program that has had 2 losing seasons in the past 4. Your coach’s day is coming. He is gonna get his just like ol’ Stevie boy is getting his for all those years he ran his mouth. Of course, Kiffin matches the class level of the toothless hillbilly fans like yourself.

RxDawg

November 11th, 2009
1:02 pm

It’s my favorite Rivalry of the year. Of course I live on the west central side of the state, so that’s usually how it goes. Having all my War Eagle buddies over to the house Saturday to cook up a Low Country Boil and watch a great old rivalry. Go Dawgs!

tom

November 11th, 2009
1:04 pm

I am a Penn State guy. However, Auburn will take this one. Georgia will replace their quarterback in the second half. Pity!Pity!

Columbus Tiger - WAR EAGLE!!!

November 11th, 2009
1:05 pm

CUZ – understand your feelings about Tubervillw – but compare to Donnan.

Tuberville – 10 seasons 85-40, .680 winning%, 5-3 in bowl games – 2 losing seasons.

Donnan – 4 seasons 40-19, .678 winning %, 4-0 in bowl games – 1 losing season.

A good arguement can be made that Donnan left the program is much much better shape that what he inherited from Ray Goff. Talent wise – Donnan stocked the shelves – and UGA was turning the corner. HOwever, something about Donnan that many fans did not like – maybe inconsistent play – looking great one game – getting beat by a bitter rival the next – and he did not get along with the President of the school. Donnan was a good coach that really did not have the opportunity to see if he could take a program he built to the next level.

Tubs – after 2004 – program started to slide – and we were never as dominant. Major coaching snafu with Tony Franklin – it really cost him. I personnally think he was very good coach – that was hitting a down cycle with the rise of Bama – Florida – and UGA for that matter.

Richt reminds me of Tubs – in that he raised the program – and it started to slide. Both coaches took CEO approaches after being very hands on and became successful. I guess all that hands on approach became beneath them…… well there is no rest in college football or in life. What you put into it – is what you get out of it.

GeoffDawg

November 11th, 2009
1:13 pm

Meh – I’d probably go Florida, Tennessee, Auburn, then Tech. Playing games that count towards title shot will always be more important than kicking sand in a nerd’s face.

David

November 11th, 2009
1:15 pm

Auburn will win if…

Chris Todd has an average day passing.
Kodi burns runs the Wild tiger decently.
Corner backs keep AJ under 100 yards receiving.

Auburn will lose if…

They don’t show up to the game.

War Eagle!

Win Dawgs Win

November 11th, 2009
1:18 pm

Dawg73….you can say what you want, BUT no one cares that you give your money to UGA. It doesn’t matter if it’s a dollar or a million. That doesn’t make you a better fan than anyone else. It doesn’t make your opinion better than anyone elses. Cheer the Dawgs each week (like you say you do), then if no changes are made, then scream all you want! Just quite “beating the same dead horse” in every blog!! I hate Tech worse than Auburn. But, Auburn is a much bigger game each season. Soooooo, this is ALWAYS a game we need to win!! Go Dawgs!!

Todd

November 11th, 2009
1:18 pm

might be the South’s oldest rivalry, but it’s down to 5-4 vs. 6-3, looser a lock for Shreveport.

does anyone really give a crap (I like Paul Johnson at Tech, he uses the word crap) Sat. other than it’s entertaining to watch, it’s still football season.

Mark Richt acts like it’s some big deal. What’s a big deal is that loud sound of the ship turning around facing Knuckersville, Tn and the Kitty up there landing Juan James.

Mark Richt, dude your time is up, you had your best chance back when Ron Zuke was at Florida, dude you old news, trust me, as a Ga grad, I hate to say it, Richt has a one yr. window, next yr. to get to Atlanta, After that it’s back to the 90’s, Ga a perm. 3 spot in the SEC East.

Win Dawgs Win

November 11th, 2009
1:18 pm

I guess that should be “quit”

Gatorzone

November 11th, 2009
1:19 pm

i always thought Donnan was pretty good too. It would have been interesting to see how good he could have done if he stayed 2 more years. I expect Tubbs to get another big time job this year.

Cuz

November 11th, 2009
1:23 pm

Columbus Tiger, I thought we did Donnan wrong by releasing him after an 8-3 season. Unfortunate for Coach D, the losses were to Florida, Auburn and Tech. But we did get CMR and I am glad to have him as Head Coach.

The Auburn game is one of my favorites due to the swapping of players to Coaches. Pat Dye is a distant cousin. The Auburn game has always been a down in the trenches slugfest. But after the game you shake the other sides hand and share a beer and a laugh or three.

Lou Vales

November 11th, 2009
1:24 pm

Did someone just TOUT Richt for going 5-4 against Tennessee? I really don’t understand. Florida has gone 14-6 against Tennessee and I consider that underachievement against a university that is actually PROUD of a School of Social Work. By the way, I believe Georgia has played uCheat 10 times under Richt.

VOLS RULE IS AN IDIOT

November 11th, 2009
1:25 pm

Vols Rule,

Auburn a secondary SEC school? Please what is UT? You need to remember that Auburn owns you. 5-0 in the last five. AU leads in the series, VOLS are a joke waiting to happen.

For this game, this rivalry is my favorite. As Lewis Grizzard wrote two cousins fighting to beat each other, then hanging out and enjoying the company.

Auburn’s defense is improving over the last three games. If the offense gets 30 points, Aubrn wins.

Delbert D.

November 11th, 2009
1:25 pm

Otto –
I don’t claim to speak for all Tech fans when I say it’s the #1 rival game for me. Not “hate” game…that would be UVA and UNC. Those types act like they are a superior species above all. The rest of us simply live on their plantations.

I agree that Tech dropping out of the SEC made the Tech-Georgia game less meaningful.

Peter Frankenschmidt

November 11th, 2009
1:26 pm

Lou Vales

November 11th, 2009
1:26 pm

Cuz, You know you don’t care about Richt’s record. He is “a good person”, and that is what counts. Hell, he is 2-8 against Florida and that would get you fired at 95% of schools that have a rival who the Fans want to defeat more than any other

Delbert D.

November 11th, 2009
1:33 pm

I haven’t missed an Auburn-UGA game on TV except when I was in the service. Definetly one of the best.

cantondawg

November 11th, 2009
1:44 pm

Mcdaviddawg,

Please stop embarassing the Bulldog nation with your stupid comments. CMR has the best winning % in UGA history. It’s his program that has spoiled you where you expect a NC. Yes some changes need to be made but CMR has always represented UGA with class and dignity. Maybe you should look up those words in a dictionary because it’s obvious that you’re not familiar with them.

GSU Eagle 91

November 11th, 2009
1:47 pm

I stand neutral on this one…It always seems to be a game of surprises, and the home team shouldn’t be given the edge, either. But it is a desperation game for UGA, as a 6-6 record is likely if this is a loss. Auburn can afford a loss here and still get to a decent bowl game.
GT/UGA is a rivalry game, no matter what records are, because of the proximity of the schools and the mingling of the fan bases… Otherwise, UGA can’t be called a rival by UF as a 3-17 record since 1990 would hardly qualify as such.
UGA 27 Auburn 23

VolsRule

November 11th, 2009
1:54 pm

dawginlex – while Richt may be 5-4. He is 1-3 the last 4 seasons. All 3 losses were HUGE Blow outs. Next year – he will be 5-5. In 2011 – he will be 5-6 – and on the HOTSEAT!!!

Stevie boy dominated UGA – and still would be dominating uga if he had stayed at Florida. He may be struggling to build a consistent winner at SC – but he is laughing his way to the bank while doing so!

The two teams rarely played each other before 1988 – divisional split year -since then – UGA has a whopping 36.8 winning percentage against Tennessee. Next year – it will be 35% – in 2001, it will be 33%. Who’s your DADDY!!! uga is Smokey’s BITCH!!!

Boy – what I am telling you is that Tennessee historically is the better team – has owned UGA for the last 20 years – and KIFFIN is beating the pants off UGA in recruiting – IN THEIR OWN BACKYARD!!!

As far as recent success – UGA’s last SEC EAST was in 2005 – a good team lead by DJShockley that lost to WVA in the Sugar Bowl. Should have known then that UGA was starting to slide – as UGA was not prepared for WVA and was horrbily prepared. Have not been to the SEC title game since and the program has been slid back into the pack.

UT won SEC East in 2007 – lost to LSU – we outplayed them. LSU won the NT that year. However, Fulmer had the program sliding and UT made the changes necessary after losing campaign in 2008.

Kiffin destroyed Richt and a worthless UGA team in his first year – has the program fired up – and kicking tail. Look at the directions the two teams are heading!

I bet that Kiffin wins the SEC EAST before Richt gets even close.
I bet that Richt will not win the SEC EAST as long as Kiffin and Urban are in place.
I bet that UT finishes 8-4 this year – and second in the SEC East.
I bet that UGA finishes 6-6 and behind Tennessee in SEC East.

Again, son – SC is to UGA what UGA is to UT.

Go Vols!!!

Richt blew it – lost his momemtun – and the program will is stuck back in its rightfull place in the SEC East between 3rd and 4th looking in the review at SC.

Rival?

November 11th, 2009
1:56 pm

The dawgs need to play a solid game for a change. It don’t matter who it is1

cantondawg

November 11th, 2009
1:56 pm

GSUEAGLE91,

I respectfully disagree with your comment that UGA cannot be called a rival to UF because of 3-17 record in last 20 years. I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s where UGA regularly dominated UF in Jacksonville. It was almost to the point where it was almost a guaranteed victory much like it is for UF now. I can assure you that back then we considered them a huge rival that we couldn’t lose to. I can assure you that they feel the same now..No matter what the record is..it’s a huge game

AU

November 11th, 2009
1:57 pm

I’m an alum of AU and have really enjoyed this rivalry, even 19 years after graduating. The one thing you can say about this one is that it isn’t ugly, with players or fans. I’ve been to countless games in both Athens and Auburn and both fans seem to ride the others but with lots of respect. Anyone familiar with both schools know that both are a great deal alike, in campuses as well as fan bases. It’s not ugly like some of those morons at GT or UAT. Should be another classic this year, with AU edging UGA by 3 (hopefully)!

Rival?

November 11th, 2009
1:59 pm

Vols rule- You are right Kiffin and his daddy are doing ok this year. The daddy and son out coached MR and his friends(WM). I hope the dawgs get a DC out of that lost to Tennessee.

AU

November 11th, 2009
2:00 pm

And AU has just as many rivals as UGA, UT, UAT, GT, etc. We all do. AU has UGA, (use to have GT), UAT, and Florida until they dropped off schedule. The Tenn rivalry use to be heated until they dropped off and recently came back on. In the SEC, most games are like that due to the level of play. Sorry ACC, saint peon and m, the truth hurts.

War Eagle

November 11th, 2009
2:00 pm

I can’t wait for the beat down UGA is gonna get Saturday night. You Mutts need to get over yourselves after that joke of a game you played last weekend. I predict no bowl for the Dawgs this year. GO TIGERS! War Eagle

cantondawg

November 11th, 2009
2:06 pm

Personally for me, the Auburn game is the best game of the year for UGA. It is truly a game where you can throw out the records and home field advantage because they are meaningless. It’s the one game of the year where the game is always close and comes down to the last minute.

Gator Fan

November 11th, 2009
2:07 pm

If UGA loses to all four of their rivals, Richt will be forced to make changes to his staff.

Not only that, but the next few years, he better not keep UGA in this mediocre rut they are in, or he could be gone via Tuberville. aka- gone for one bad season, after having so many good ones.

This is a must win for UGA

Gordon

November 11th, 2009
2:09 pm

It’s interesting how some UGA fans consider themselves a rival to Florida despite being 3-17 over the last 20 games, yet don’t consider GT a rival despite being 14-6 with them over the same time period.

ParrisIslandawg

November 11th, 2009
2:09 pm

I believe GA and Auburn fans are most alike demographically. I love going to Opelika and getting a win (or tie in the past). It is rarely a one-sided game and usually comes down to who has the ball last. I can actually drink with Auburn Fans before and after the game. Tech is a great rivalry because we hate them. But because most of their recent graduates cannot speak english and the few females who attend aren’t much to look at there is not much intermingling between the two schools’ alumni. The jort-wearing FL fans who didn’t know FL had a football program before 1990 are the most annoying in the SEC. It is a different kind of hate than Tech but hate nonetheless.

RxDawg

November 11th, 2009
2:12 pm

Columbus Tiger, Donnan never went undefeated and won the SEC.

Darth Vader

November 11th, 2009
2:16 pm

L-DAWG — I AM YOUR FATHER… Oh, and your UGA boys will probably find a way to lose this weekend…

ATL AU ALUM

November 11th, 2009
2:18 pm

Like most, I am wanting a really good SEC football game between two great schools… Both teams have had ups and downs but we always seem to play each other closely regardless of how the remainder of the season has gone… War Eagle!

Not Disappointed!

November 11th, 2009
2:29 pm

This should be a good game. Good luck pups. You should beat Auburn!

Ramblin Wreck!

RxDawg

November 11th, 2009
2:34 pm

In response to
War Eagle
November 11th, 2009
2:00 pm

And Furman was what? Game of the decade for you guys?

TJVol

November 11th, 2009
2:50 pm

TJVol

November 11th, 2009
2:51 pm

45-19,35-14, 51-33….

Atlanta Gator

November 11th, 2009
3:11 pm

You bull-turds are funny…………mouthin off as usual, but you will be on here with different screen names calling for the ouster of CMR, CWM, and CMB Satruday night through the end of the year. Glad you guys consider FL and TN your biggest rivals……..might want to pick someone you can win against though…..

BTW- We consider UGA a 3rd tier program down there with Vandy and Kentucky, as will most of the media after this weekend.

Columbus Tiger - WAR EAGLE!!!

November 11th, 2009
3:14 pm

RxDawg – Donnan was let go after year #5.
In 5 years – 40-19, bowl record 4-0

Tuberville – in first 5 seasons – 38-24, bowl record 2-2.
He went 13-0 in year #6.

Tuberville inherited a better talent base than Donnan.

Just from an outsider – and rival opponent – it seemed to me that Donnan had UGA on the verge of being something special. Although he had a rough final year – thanks to his QB situation – you could see that the foundations of a solid program was set – and the returnign talent for the next few years looked very good.

To me – Donnan was a big time coach that just missed it making it Big at a Big time program.

whoknowsnow

November 11th, 2009
3:14 pm

for tennessee to just look at uga as a circle win every year, there sure is a lot of tennessee fans excited about the win and talking on a uga blog. glad ya’ll don’t take us too lightly.

whoknowsnow

November 11th, 2009
3:16 pm

the AJC should turn the uga blogs into a SEC blog site for all the other fans that enjoy talking on the site, i’m just making a suggestion, not complaining because it is very entertaining.

Gatorzone

November 11th, 2009
3:30 pm

cantondawg, is your real name Scott ske….?

DawginLex

November 11th, 2009
3:35 pm

UT has no QB lined up for 2010 and they are supposed to be great?

Delusional as usual.

Richt and the Dawgs will be back. I was there in 2003 for 41-14 and it was a beautiful sight to behold. It will happen again.

Kiffin is the kind of coach that when you get him down 4 TD’s in the 4th quarter, you kick a fieldgoal to extend the lead just because of how he acts.

It’s coming. Just wait. Spurrier learned his lesson. Kiffin will learn his.

UGA Pig Sty Supporter

November 11th, 2009
3:37 pm

L-DAWG: about an 1/8 of an inch. That is how far you must move your little pinky to remove the Caps Lock button.
Are you planning on leaving Athens a complete disgusting wreck this weekend, you little piggy? Oink Oink. I bet that is how you keep your trailer park, too.

DawginLex

November 11th, 2009
3:37 pm

It’s interesting how the florida blowhards are always blowhards regardless of the decade.

1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s

It all sounds the same. They at least have something to back it up with now. For the longest time they just looked and sounded stupid.

Roger

November 11th, 2009
3:39 pm

I miss Sonny Clusters !

Gatorzone

November 11th, 2009
3:44 pm

It’s interesting how the florida blowhards are always blowhards regardless of the decade.

1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s

It all sounds the same. They at least have something to back it up with now. For the longest time they just looked and sounded stupid

As opposed to UGA Blowhards who have NOTHING to brag about!!!

HAHA

DawginLex

November 11th, 2009
3:48 pm

You are still a classless blowhard. Just because your team wins doesn’t make you classy.

Win and act like you have been there before. That’s what my coach taught me. The lesson never gets covered at florida with the players or the fans.

Gatorzone

November 11th, 2009
3:51 pm

Woooooo, you show us what class means!!! Keep having your fans pull their skirt up and sit on the edge of tables and bark like dawgs… CLASS!!

Gatorzone

November 11th, 2009
3:52 pm

PRESEASON #1′S
CHAMPS!!!

WOO HOOO!!!

m

November 11th, 2009
3:59 pm

FLA fans are the worst in the country. You can ask anyone from any other school around and they will all tell you the same thing. A bunch of arrogant, classless, rude cowards that happen to be winning this decade. Once Tebow and Meyer leave they will be back to medoicre and you wont hear a peep out of them.

Gatorzone

November 11th, 2009
4:01 pm

Why dont you wonderful UGA fans come down to Florida for Spring Break and watch the classless drunks ride up and down the street hollering and showing their brreasts and tell me how classy you are again.

Gatorzone

November 11th, 2009
4:04 pm

Or, you can just visit the Panhandle at any time and see all of the UGA hats with screaming vulgar drunks waving their rebel flags from the back of their pickup trucks.

Yes, you have the corner on classy behavior.

Alabama Jack

November 11th, 2009
4:09 pm

THWGT – I came over for the same reason I go to the bathroom – to take a dump.

War Eagle !!!!

DawgFan24

November 11th, 2009
4:17 pm

War Eagle: No bowl game for the Dawgs this year? No sir, we aren’t the Auburn Tigers of 2007.

Dawgs73: You blow. The team would be better off w/o your fair-weathered contributions. Don’t you understand that recruits read these message boards? Seeing dumb arse fans like you on here reflects NEGATIVELY to the team and University in these recruits eyes. You may have graduated from UGA, but I am not proud to call you a member of the Dawg Nation.

Atlanta Gator and Gatorzone: You hate UGA fans so much? Why live in Atlanta? Oh, that’s right, because FL is a cess pool of white-trash, child molesting, jean-short wearing, Yankee transplants. You live here in Atlanta, then STOMACH the love and passion for the Dawgs. You may have won the past few games, but WE OWN THE SERIES! Deal with it!

UGADawg83

November 11th, 2009
4:17 pm

Bill-I don’t mine honesty. The truth is that all of us are disappointed in the last couple of seasons. That said, the negativity you exude from this blog only feeds more negativity among the fan base. You are contributing nothing for the betterment of our program. Be a true fan.

Paul's Johnson

November 11th, 2009
4:21 pm

DawgFan24 – you tell em’ brother.

GAYtors fans….this is why you suck.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc-2EGPQNVM

DawgFan24

November 11th, 2009
4:25 pm

Gatorzone said:
“Or, you can just visit the Panhandle at any time and see all of the UGA hats with screaming vulgar drunks waving their rebel flags from the back of their pickup trucks.

Yes, you have the corner on classy behavior.”

Are you sure those are Georgia Hats, and not GREEN BAY G’s? No self respecting GA fan travels to the Redneck Riviera for vacation. We leave that to the Yankees up north. Most UGA fans I know wont even Stay in Jax for the GA/FL game….St. Simons’ business is booming that time of year.

Mr. Brightside

November 11th, 2009
4:26 pm

As a Bama grad living in Atlanta and watching UGA’s descent, there is at least one positive. It has given me a chance to teach my kids the meaning of schadenfreude.

Trash Post

November 11th, 2009
5:23 pm

This is a trashy post for people who have nothing positive to say.

DAWG87

November 11th, 2009
6:29 pm

Anybody who doesn’t think Tech will whip us is just being delusional. We suck this year. Crying about them being in a second-rate conference is going to sound pretty dumb when they hang 50+ points on Willie’s unit.

Dawg'em out!

November 11th, 2009
6:45 pm

tech fans trying to make georgia their biggest rivalry, LMAO!

savanadawg

November 11th, 2009
6:48 pm

Don’t forget dawg fans; even if Richt and the dawgs win out we still have huge problems. Its called “Loyalty to a Fault”. And coach Richt has a bad case of it. I wouldn’t necessarily say the “Loyalty” part except for were it lies. It should lay slap dab in the middle of the Alums and fans laps first. We pay a lot of money to this university and its athletic dept. Make no mistake. But it doesn’t. Look, I don’t want to rag but good gracious this teams senior leadership and play is awful. Georgias young guys sure seem alot more excited and willing to take chances and play with gusstoe. It has taken “their” play to elevate the seniors’ play. That should be the opposite but its not. Therefore I think that some younger guys deserve the right to start. But the loyalty of coach Richt to his seniors wont allow this too happen. Most years that would be just fine, but not this one coach, not this one. Let the puppies play! Please.

Dawg'em out!

November 11th, 2009
6:54 pm

SAVdawg:

TRUST ME, richt will make the right changes come seasons end even if the dawgs finish that strong and run the table!

my existence hinges on your blog

November 11th, 2009
9:03 pm

Atlanta Gator

November 11th, 2009
11:37 am
To the idiot that said Auburn fans were the most obnoxious around…take a look in the mirror. UGAy fans have to be tops on the list in the SEC. Every year living in Atlanta for the last 20, same story…and your beloved pups haven’t won anything….especially respect. Most obnoxious is definitely Georgia, then Bama, and yes Flordia third then a tie between LSU, TN, and Auburn.

so atlgaytor are you the pot or the kettle?

Southern Star

November 11th, 2009
10:57 pm

Vols Rule…

What makes you think that the Vols, historically speaking, are such an elite sec team? The only sec team that is truly elite is Alabama. Look at the titles all time

School Last Conference Title Number of SEC Titles Number of Divisional Titles
Alabama 1999 21 7
Tennessee 1998 13 6
Georgia 2005 12 5
LSU 2007 10 6
Florida 2008 8 10
Auburn 2004 6 5

to say that uga is considered a secondary sec team, then so is UT

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November 12th, 2009
3:29 pm

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WarEagleChuck

November 12th, 2009
8:02 pm

We may play a few cupcake teams in the SEC, but the SEC teams we have to play week in and week out far outweigh any other conference schedules!!! Saint Simons, you must be crack to not realize that the SEC is the toughest conference in the land. We play defense in the SEC like you suck your thumb after getting a beatdown from one of our teams.

Suck the left one, Gators!

November 13th, 2009
7:55 pm

Richt has one down year due to the #1 QB and #1 Running leave early for the NFL plus MoMass leaving. I can’t wiat for th Gator to feel the pain of losing Percy Harvin when comes time to play Bama. The Gators will going down haaaaarddd when the Tide rolls their prissy arses. Bama is playing real SEC football right now. UF are pretenders whose little show is about to be over…smack down by the Tide.

Paul Johnson

November 14th, 2009
12:48 am

That game doesn’t matter! Maybe the winner can play in the Gaylord Hotels Bowl.

Paul Johnson

November 14th, 2009
12:49 am

Oh yeah tell UGA to quit calling me I am not interested!

BOOGIE MAN FROM HARTWELL GA

November 14th, 2009
11:00 am

4 IN A ROW BABY!

erter6

January 20th, 2010
5:04 pm

My favorite rivalry Bulldogs vs. Gators is definitly my favorite rivalry EVER!!!! Nothing could ever be better than some Georgia-Florida action.
p.s. GO DAWGS!

erter6

January 20th, 2010
5:07 pm

This goes out to Tebow from the bowl game, THERE’S NO CRYING IN FOOTBALL!!!

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