Bulldog Bites: Nightmarish visions of a Cat running wild

Randall Cobb runs against the Dogs last year in Lexington. (Associated Press)

Randall Cobb runs against the Dogs last year in Lexington. (Associated Press)

Amid all the talk this week about bowl games and a prime-time telecast against Tech, Saturday’s game against Kentucky still looms large, prompting painful memories of the Dogs’ close escape in Lexington last year as the Georgia defense seemed incapable of stopping then-quarterback Randall Cobb’s runs out of the spread much of the time.

Cobb wound up with three scores and 82 yards rushing, and if it hadn’t been for an exceptional touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to A.J. Green and an interception by Demarcus Dobbs, the Wildcats would have upset the Bulldogs. At times, Cobb made the Georgia defense look the worst we’ve seen in the past couple of seasons, and that’s saying a lot.

This season, Cobb is no longer the starting QB for the Cats, but as a receiver and taking direct snaps out of the wildcat (dubbed “WildCobb”) formation, he has seven rushing touchdowns and four receiving. He’s only 2-for7 in passing but does have a 37-yard completion. Oh, and he ranks third in the SEC in punt returns.

The Athens Banner-Herald has a scary look at how good Cobb is, and while Mark Richt would be expected to dish up the pregame hyperbole on the upcoming opponent, it’s probably not that much of an overstatement when he says that Cobb “might be the most talented player in the Southeastern Conference today. We know what he did last year. He just about single-handedly beat us himself.”

What scares me the most is Georgia’s recent penchant for opening a game on defense playing like they haven’t a clue who they’re facing or what they’re capable of doing. I really hope the Dogs don’t spot Cobb and the Wildcats a couple of touchdown drives before figuring out he’s the most dangerous player on the field.

COX LOVES THE NIGHTLIFE

Georgia QB Joe Cox definitely seems to play better at night, the Bulldogs Blog points out, completing just 55 percent of his passes in day games this season (in which the Dogs are 2-4) while completing 62 percent in night games (in which Georgia is 4-0).

Cox addressed the subject of playing at night in Tuesday’s media briefing: “I like night games. I think it gives you a chance to get good sleep and to really just be able to relax on the way up to the game. It’s tough having early games because you wake up at like 7 or 8, you eat and then it seems like you are on the way to the stadium and you’re ready to go. You don’t really have a chance to think about anything or calm down or be able to relax. You really just don’t have a chance. I think everybody really enjoys night games being able to kind of sit around all day and think about what we have to do and get relaxed about it.”

That makes the upcoming 7:45 and 8 p.m. kickoffs against Kentucky and Tech sound like a break for the Dogs.

116 comments Add your comment

L-Dawg

November 18th, 2009
10:37 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 ONTO THIS BLAWG TO TALK ABOUT THEM!!!

BACARI RAMBO IS ONLY ONE MAN. ONLY ONE MAN CANNOT JUSTIFY HAVING NO NEED FOR CHANGES MR. RICHT, LOVE, L-Dawg

HERE IS TO HOPING PAUL JOHNSON STAYS PUT A TECH. ONCE THE CHAN GAILEY RECRUITMENT CLASS IS GONE, HE WILL BE UP THE CREEK IN RECRUITING, JUST AS HE WAS AT EVERY STOP ALONG HIS CAREER. SUCCEED EARLY, THEN PANIC BECAUSE NO KID WANTS TO RUN THAT HIGH SCHOOL OFFENSE, AND NEVER PROPEL THEMSELVES PAST THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL.

WHAT IS MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT KENTUCKY?? COMING HOME FROM IT OF COURSE!!!!

WHY DOES TENNESSEE STAY ON THE MAP?? BECAUSE KENTUCKY SUCKS!!!

GO DAWGS!!!! (SORRY, DIDN’T MEAN TO BE A BLIND HOMER, AND CHEER FOR MY 6-4 TEAM THERE)

Win Dawgs Win

November 18th, 2009
10:38 am

first!! Woooooo Hoooooo

Steen

November 18th, 2009
10:39 am

Its sho-boy Steeeeeeen

Win Dawgs Win

November 18th, 2009
10:40 am

Crap…..2nd. L-Dawg must cut and paste that same blog everytime. Change it up sometimes. I didn’t have to read it, because it starts the same way everytime! Go Dawgs!!

Saint Simons

November 18th, 2009
10:40 am

Wofford 60 – Uga 57 !!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahhahahahahaha

Jeff #2

November 18th, 2009
10:40 am

Can someone please tell me what a homer and blind home is? Yes, i am slow.

Jeff #2

November 18th, 2009
10:41 am

blind homer that is…

SOGADOG

November 18th, 2009
10:42 am

Enter your comments here
GET SMART; FREE WILLIE.

Win Dawgs Win

November 18th, 2009
10:44 am

SS, that’s not funny!! Well, maybe it is slightly! We’ve got to get better in b-ball! SS, you better hope you all win in football! If you don’t you won’t be seen on these blogs. It will be a tough game for us. Our work will be cut out for us! I do have to feel sorry for your weak attempts to get under everyone’s skin! Just read the Tech stories. We don’t need you here.

Todd

November 18th, 2009
10:44 am

Bill you deleted your blog about Rennie Curran going pro.

Did Claude Felton call you up and tell you to delete it?

L-Dawg

November 18th, 2009
10:45 am

JEFF #2….

A LOT OF PEOPLE, INCLUDING BILL KING EVEN, GET MAD WHEN YOU CONTINUE TO CHEER FOR THE TEMA YOU HAVE GROWN TO LOVE OVER THE COURSE OF YOUR LIFETIME DESPITE THEM NOT PLAYING PERFECT BALL. THEY GET MAD BECAUSE WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR OUR PLAYERS INSTEAD OF SITTING HERE ONLY TALKING ABOUT WHATS WRONG WITH THE STATE OF THE PROGRAM.

THUS, PEOPLE REFER TO LOYAL FANS AS “BLIND HOMERS” BECAUSE WE ARE NOT WILLING TO STOP THE SUPPORT FOR OUR TEAM. THEY FEEL LIKE WE NEED TO TALK NEGATIVE ABOUT OUR TEAM IN HOPES COACH RICHT WILL READ THIS AND MAKE IMMEDIATE CHANGES SO THAT THE BLOGGERS ON THE JUNKYARD BLAWG ARE HAPPY.

I PERSONALLY RECOGNIZE THAT CHANGES NEED MADE MORE THAN EVER, BUT BECAUSE I REALIZE THERE IS A SEASON STILL GOING ON AND THE PROGRAM NEEDS SUPPORT THE NEXT 2 WEEKS MORE THAN EVER, I AM CONSIDERED A “BLIND HOMER”

Lindsey

November 18th, 2009
10:50 am

Memories of Randall Cobb from last year scare me, I know the Bulldogs will be ready though. Can’t wait for Saturday, GO DAWGS!!!

dap01

November 18th, 2009
10:52 am

I am so confident that CWM will be very prepared. His ability to be one step ahead is amazing.

Man up DAWG

November 18th, 2009
10:52 am

Champions play no matter what time the game is schedule. Cut the excuses and play hard nosed football. All of these faint hearted excuse makes me sick. A lot of UGA fans ,myself included, are having IHE moments(Ive Had Enough). Man up Joe Cox and play some football!

L-Dawg = hypocrite

November 18th, 2009
10:55 am

You write about Tech fans being obsessed with UGA, yet go on to write a rant about Georgia Tech and their high school offense. Do the classy UGA fans a favor and stay off the computer.

Mitch

November 18th, 2009
10:55 am

SOGADOG, Has hit it on the head what CMR needs to do with Soft zone Willie.

I am praying to the football Gods that CMR does not keep Willie based on the rest of this season.

FREE WILLIE!!!!!!!!!

WTF

November 18th, 2009
10:57 am

Todd, Bill didn’t write the Currin article, Tim Tucker did and it is still posted. Think before you go ripping on my friend Claude.

Dawgaholic

November 18th, 2009
10:58 am

All this jibber jabber from saint simmons this year is so dumb….he or she or shemale whatever gender saint simmons is , will be very humbled come nov. 28th…

What a J.O.K.E!

November 18th, 2009
10:58 am

cpwood

November 18th, 2009
11:00 am

No turnovers! and penalty’s to a minimum and we will be fine. Offense has to make first downs to keep the defense off the field. We can win Sat and then beat Tech, the season will not be a total loss. We should make changes in the off season to better strengthen the team. GO DAWGS!

happy days are here again

November 18th, 2009
11:01 am

LOVE THE CAPS, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK WITH THAT, IT GIVE YOU SO MUCH MORE AUTHORITY THAN EVERYONE ELSE ON HERE, TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8GuH9oDHrU

Floundering Fox Hounds

November 18th, 2009
11:02 am

Teenie Tiny Wofford Terriers beating Big Bad UGA Bulldogs! What a Joke Ha Ha Ha……

Screwball Willie

November 18th, 2009
11:02 am

Well… well… well… first off, GO DAWGS SICK EM WOOF WOOF WOOF. That goes without saying. Second, I tip my cap to the DAWGS who continue to HUNKER DOWN in the 2nd half of the season. Most other teams would have given up after (1) being humiliated by Kiffin & Son Coaching Clinic (2) having a coach who spends more time on his SPRAY TAN than he does supervising his DEFENSIVE and SPECIAL TEAMS COACHES (3) having the team spiritual leader, SOULJAH BOY TELL EM, arrested under what are at best SHADY CIRCUMSTANCES and (4) having to endure the BLATANT ANTI-DAWG BIAS shown by the AJC this year. Gone are the KNOW YOUR DAWGS segments from last year. Now we have to KNOW YOUR BUGS with their HIGH SCHOOL OFFENSE. Now we have to endure columnists who are BALD and HATE THE DAWGS.

Again, tip your cap today to the DAWGS. Lesser teams would’ve buckled already!

YOU BETTER LISTEN TO ME NOW!!!!

November 18th, 2009
11:05 am

hey L Dawg, you cannot make you up! hahahahahahahahah love those caps, makes you king of the hill, we need to start calling you CAPHEAD

Robin

November 18th, 2009
11:05 am

Floundering Fox Hounds Batman!

lanier

November 18th, 2009
11:05 am

Cobb is good but cant play with one man. better get a new subject this is lame

guy

November 18th, 2009
11:06 am

everyone knows the ginger ninja is powerless during the daylight hours….

L-Dawg

November 18th, 2009
11:06 am

L-Dawh = hypocrite

NO…… I JUST HATE THE GROGIA TECH FANS WHO WIN ONE GAME IN A DECADE, AND THE 12TH TIME SINCE 1965, AND FEEL THIS BLAWG IS THEIR OWN TO COME HERE AND KICK SAND IN OUR FACES.

YES I HATE THEM TOO. BUT NOTICE I WRITE ABOUT IT ON A UGA BLOG AND NOT ON THEIRS. SO WHO IS THE HYPOCRITE???

L-Dawg

November 18th, 2009
11:08 am

CAPS LOCK RULES!!!!

GLORY GLORY TO OLE’ GEORGIA!!!!!

GO DAWGS!!!! (SORRY MASTA, I WAS BEEINGS A BLIND HOMA AGAIN MASTA. DON’T WHIP ME MASTA. I’S SORRY MASTA)

Screwball Willie

November 18th, 2009
11:10 am

L-DAWG YOU DO NOT OWN THE CAPS LOCK. I AM THE KEEPER OF THE CAPS AND I COMMAND YOU TO CEASE AND DESIST.

Bo Joe the Clown

November 18th, 2009
11:10 am

I rather spoon during daylight hours!

Scrot hair on CMR's lip

November 18th, 2009
11:11 am

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SCARED OF KENTUCKY!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! What a bunch of butt darts.

Scrot hair on CMR's lip

November 18th, 2009
11:12 am

L-Dawg is a weiner pirate

Captain Reality

November 18th, 2009
11:16 am

DAWGS WEAR JEAN SHORTS.

Gator Fan

November 18th, 2009
11:16 am

LDAWG

Hahahaha, so you are saying GAWGA got beat last year by a High school offense. Yikes, must be a pretty good high school, or is the Doggies Defense so bad it can’t stop a “high school offense”…with two weeks off to prepare. Lets see what a coach Like Johnson can do with two weeks to get ready for Georgia’s turnover prone offense.

Good luck in Shreveport this year.

mexdawg

November 18th, 2009
11:17 am

This just in.Tennessee announced today that they will be changing their team colors from ORANGE to BLUE and will also be changing their team name from the Tenn Vols to the Tenn CRIPS.They are asking all fans to wear blue clors to their next game.

LOSER-DAWG

November 18th, 2009
11:18 am

CAPS LOCK = CRUISE CONRTOL FOR COOL OR A TOOL depends on who you are.

Saint Simons

November 18th, 2009
11:28 am

IF Tenn. is the Crips, i guess Uga is the Bloods!!!!

Dawg Nation

November 18th, 2009
11:31 am

DAWGS ROLL THIS WEEKEND AND THEN BEAT TECH NEXT SATURDAY!!! SORRY BUMBLE BEES, YOU PLAY IN A WEAK CONFERENCE AND HAVE RUN UP A GOOD RECORD. YOU CANT STOP ANYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! DONT GET NERVOUS BUMBLE BEES!!!! I KNOW YA’LL HATE TO PLAY US EVERY YEAR NO MATTER THE RECORD CAUSE WERE BIGGER FASTER AND STRONGER THAN YOU!!! GATA DAWGS!!!

Testing, 1 2 3

November 18th, 2009
11:36 am

Enter your comments here

Munson #1

November 18th, 2009
11:39 am

GEORGIA LOST TO WOFFORD!

THAT’S FUNNY RIGHT THERE.

YOU BETTER LISTEN TO ME NOW!!!!

November 18th, 2009
11:41 am

I hear ya brothers and sisters, may want to take a look at this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8GuH9oDHrU

CraZyTRaDeMaN

November 18th, 2009
11:46 am

L-Dawg…. ONCE THE CHAN GAILEY RECRUITMENT CLASS IS GONE, HE WILL BE UP THE CREEK IN RECRUITING, JUST AS HE WAS AT EVERY STOP ALONG HIS CAREER. SUCCEED EARLY, THEN PANIC BECAUSE NO KID WANTS TO RUN THAT HIGH SCHOOL OFFENSE, AND NEVER PROPEL THEMSELVES PAST THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL.

YOU ARE AN IDIOT. The last three CHAN GAILY recruiting classes were 2005 ranked 62nd in the country, 2006 57th in the country and 2007 18th in the country. These are the classes that Chan Gaily recruited that you say are making TECH look so good???? Over the same time span UGA’s classes were 2005 10th 2006 4th 2007 9th. I guess these are the classes making UGA look so good RIGHT? Johnson was recruiting 1 star player’s while he was at Navy now he is getting 3 and 4 star players at GT. You are ignorant when it comes to recruiting. You should do some research before you post something and make yourself look like an idiot.

THAT CHAN GAILEY recruiting class that you are talking about

southsidw DAWG

November 18th, 2009
12:04 pm

happy days are here again

Those cheerleaders look like fans from the dogpound from the Monday night football game.

The North Avenue Trade School Poet

November 18th, 2009
12:06 pm

That loud “thud” you hear is all of us Tech fans falling on our knees and praying that you puppy dawgs will beat Kentucky. Why?

The win over Auburn and a win over KY and Willie’s job is safe for another year! LOVE LIVE WILLIE!

Willie is the best thing going for your opponents, puppy dawgs.

By the way, sorry to hear that UT is competing with you for the thugs. You’ve worked so hard to attract all of the thugs to Athens,and just look at how Lame Kitten is messing up your recruiting!

McDawg

November 18th, 2009
12:08 pm

its going to be a TUMS evening

big dawg's son

November 18th, 2009
12:08 pm

i’d like to see Cox with a shield on his helmet covering his eyes. the kid looks like a deer in headlights… all a LB or DB has to do is look at his eyes and they know where he is throwing it. white/purple face with big bright white eyes! Could be the difference between one pick and a win. whacha think?

tree

November 18th, 2009
12:14 pm

Enter your comments here

Jeff #2

November 18th, 2009
12:16 pm

L-Dawg, thank you for the definition. I hate it that people do not like for you to support your team through thick and thin. I am a UGA graduate and will continue to support the team. I agree, we need to suppor them these next few weeks as best we can. Again, many thanks.

tree

November 18th, 2009
12:17 pm

It’s should be a close game because it’s our down year. But if we lose to Kentucky, wm or both cmr and wm need to go.