A Kentucky fan previews Dogs vs. Wildcats

The Dogs won't have game-winner A.J. Green on hand this year. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

The Dogs won't have game-winner A.J. Green on hand this year. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

l wanted to get a Kentucky fan’s view of this week’s game between the Dogs and the Cats, so I checked in with my old friend Herb to see what he was expecting.

I mentioned how concerned I was about how Georgia handling QB-turned-receiver/runner Randall Cobb in the “WildCobb” formation (this was before word came out that Cobb was “questionable” for the Georgia game).

“I think you guys will win by two touchdowns,” Herb said flatly. (Here it should be noted that Herb could teach Vince Dooley a thing or two about talking up your opponent. He said almost exactly the same thing before the game in 2006 … the one the Wildcats won 24-20.)

Back to Herb: “[Randall] Cobb and [tailback Derrick] Locke are both nursing leg injuries, but will probably try to play. We have a couple of others who are unlikely to get in the game, including [cornerback Trevard] Lindley, who we really need on defense. I feel the Dogs have turned the season around, plus it’s Senior Day in Athens. Your running game appears to be much improved.”

I asked Herb if it was really true that Kentucky fans are restless with head coach Rich Brooks, who has made Kentucky football respectable again and beat Auburn this year, though the Cats lost to Mississippi State.

“I don’t think Brooks is in any real trouble,” Herb said, “but he’s in his late 60s and retirement couldn’t be far off. Joker [Phillips, the designated future head coach] is waiting in the wings, and who knows where his coaching will lead.”

Then, like a true blue Wildcats fan, Herb turned the subject back to what really interests him: basketball.

“What’s your feeling about Fox?”

I told him I like what I’ve seen so far of Mark Fox, but he has a mountain of work ahead of him since Dennis Felton left him only one real player.

But that’s a discussion for another day. I’m still worrying about the Dogs taking care of the football Cats on Saturday without A.J. Green to catch a game-winning touchdown like last year.

65 comments Add your comment

EW

November 19th, 2009
10:39 am

Hopefully all the Dawgs realize it’s time to honor the seniors and give that kind of effort. That’s what it takes to win week in and week out.

Dawgaholic

November 19th, 2009
10:39 am

First…go Dawgs

L-Dawg

November 19th, 2009
10:39 am

GLORY GLORY TO OLE’ GEORGIA!!!!

WHAT DO GEORGIA TECH “FANS” AND UGA FANS HVE IN COMMON?? THEY BOTH CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF THEM DAWGS, AND LOVE COMING ON THIS BLAWG TO TALK ABOUT THEM!!!!

BE KIND, PLEASE REWIND!!!! PLEASE BAG YOUR TRASH ON THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAMPUS BEFORE HEADING TO THE GAME!!

LET’S BE HONEST THOUGH, UGA ISNOT THE ONLY SCHOOL THAT HAS THIS PROBLEM. EVEN IF THE 12,000 FANS OR SO THAT ATTEND GEORGIA TECH GAMES WERE GIVEN NATIONALLY TELEVISED NIGHT GAMES, AND IF THEY HAD A CAMPUS, IT WOULD GET TRASHED TOO.

KIRBY SMART….. PLEASE KEEP CLOSE TO THE PHONE. YOU SHOULD BE EXPECTING A CALL SHORTLY.

WHY DOES TENNESSEE STAY ON THE MAP?? BECAUSE TENNESSEE SUCKS!!!! (WHEN THEY ARE NOT HOLDING UP PEOPLE IN GAS STATION PARKING LOTS OF COURSE!!)

GO DAWGS!!!! CANNOT WAIT TO CHER FOR MY TEAM FROM THE STANDS THIS SATURDAY AS OPPOSED TO BOOING AND ENVYING ANOTHER TEAM FROM A BAR!!!!

GO DAWGS!!!!! IT’S GREAT, TO BE, A GEORGIA BULLDAWG!!!!!!

L-Dawg

November 19th, 2009
10:41 am

CORRECTION……. WHY DOES TENNESSEE SAY ON THE MAP…. BECAUSE KENTUCKY SUCKS!!!

GLORY GLORY TO OLE’ GEORGIA!!!

THWKY

uuughh...

November 19th, 2009
10:45 am

Thanks Bill and Herb. Hopefully our team will find out about all of their players that are going to try and play hurt. Maybe we can come out flat and over confident and get punched in the mouth again.

Gator Fan

November 19th, 2009
10:46 am

I really don’t think it is that great to be bulldog. Its been how many years since your last Championship. Kudos on making a bowl game, but really since 07, the dogs have been steadily sliding down the scale of relativeness in SEC football. You have gotten blown out by UT and UF, in multiple years, and it looks like two straight losses to tech are coming up. Not that much to cheer about really

Saint Simons

November 19th, 2009
10:46 am

45-42!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahahahahaha

GSU Eagle 91

November 19th, 2009
10:49 am

L-Dawg,
What does “L” stand for? I’m guessing either Loudmouth, Loser or Lily….

Bill King

November 19th, 2009
10:50 am

Gator Fan:

Yes, life must be wonderful for the so-called Gator Nation. And yet here you are trolling on a Georgia fan blog.

What’s wrong with that picture?

SadDawg

November 19th, 2009
10:51 am

Just hope it’s not a close game. Don’t think I can stomach another “I love you” hug on the sideline between Richt and his boy, Willie.

L-Dawg

November 19th, 2009
10:52 am

Bill King COMES THROUGH WITH THE SMACK DOWN!!!!!!

GeoffDawg

November 19th, 2009
10:53 am

And I’d be embarrassed to be a gator fan. What with the gold chains and jorts and all. What’s your point?

BTW – you sound like the kind of guy that only supports your team when they’re winning. I guess you can look forward to being an Alabama fan next year after Tebow and Spikes graduate.

Michael Blakely

November 19th, 2009
11:00 am

Bill King, nice site. You know why gators and insects spend too much time on UGA blog sites? There is no “Love” in their world. All they have is hate, hate, hate…for themselves! I mean, who really likes a real gator or yellow jacket? Can’t have’em for pets. gators make good shoes…I guess. Anyway, the gators are sad to see Tebow leave school and sad to see the Urban show travel north to South Bend, Indiana. I’ll give the lizards their due; it’s been a great run. But like diarrhea, nothing last forever. It will be all over soon for the lizards. No Tebow. No Urban Crier. So sad…NOT.

Gene

November 19th, 2009
11:01 am

Does Georgia ever have seniors?

Gator Backer

November 19th, 2009
11:03 am

all you UGA fans need to get busy picking up all the trash on your campus…

Gator Fan

November 19th, 2009
11:04 am

Bill, it is actually great to be a Florida Gator, as opposed to just ok to be a Georgia Bulldog. I don’t troll because I care, I troll because I live in Ga, and what can I say, Misery deserves company.

As to what’s wrong with the picture, it sure as hell ain’t envy, I can tell you that much.

What’s wrong with the picture is Meyer calling another timeout, as the dogs do a lame dance every time they get within a TD.

Vol Nation

November 19th, 2009
11:05 am

yeah, all that gargage makes a great recruiting poster for UGA football

jaxdawg

November 19th, 2009
11:05 am

Nice, Bill! I totally agree with you. Why do these flamers come over to the dawg blogs anyways?? I live in FL and I have NEVER visited a UF blog. Maybe it’s true what L DAWG says- Everyone is obsessed with them Dawgs…

ROLLTIDE

November 19th, 2009
11:06 am

UGA FANS ARE SO TRASHY!!!

Bobo

November 19th, 2009
11:07 am

We won’t play UGA again until they clean up their campus….

GeoffDawg

November 19th, 2009
11:07 am

Gator Fan – you do realize in the internet age, proximity to a campus doesn’t compel you to troll on their blogs, don’t you?

LSUTIGER

November 19th, 2009
11:13 am

I agree, UGA fans are trashy.

Dragin' Fly

November 19th, 2009
11:21 am

Vol Nation: Can we borrow a couple of your inmates for trash pickup?

Rodster

November 19th, 2009
11:25 am

UK’s defense is better than Georgia’s. It will be close. The Dawg’s had better take it seriously because Kentucky will hit them in the mouth.

GeoffDawg

November 19th, 2009
11:28 am

Lol @ LSUtiger. I think it’s LSU fans who ran donuts in their pickup truck on Sanford Stadium’s field one year. They’re also the ones that engage in heavy property damage when they lose a night game at home. My roommate in ‘96 found a cinder block through his car’s windshield after we upset the 6th ranked tigers that night.

Gator Fan

November 19th, 2009
11:30 am

UGA Fans-trashy Mark Richt-Classy

The man needs to take out the Trash(wilie) this season, or UGA is in for a long couple of mediocre seasons.

Kendawg

November 19th, 2009
11:40 am

As a Dawg fan, I really wouldn’t mind losing to Kentucky by 45 points if it means Willie is gone.

20 wins in a row

November 19th, 2009
11:49 am

Don’t forget to send cards and gift baskets down to Gaineseville in appreciation of your friends, the Florida Gators, for finishing the SEC regular season undefeated. Go Dawgs.

FalconUGAFan

November 19th, 2009
11:54 am

Good to see so much commentary from our rivals concerning the Kentucky game. Have to admit I’m not up on Kentucky, but they always play tough. Good luck to them after this weekend! Go Dawgs!

Willie Martinez

November 19th, 2009
11:58 am

Kendawg, that isn’t cool. I’m a great coach, the players just don’t execute.

MIke Bobo

November 19th, 2009
11:59 am

I just wanted to thank willie martinez for being so incredibly awful a coach that people have forgotten about my atrocious play calling. We WILL continue to run the ball when its 3rd and 12. I learned that from Jim Donnan.

I love you willie!

GeoffDawg

November 19th, 2009
12:01 pm

Honestly, is there ever an SEC team that won’t play tough? Vandy plays tough, South Carolina plays tough. It’s just a brutal schedule from start to finish every year. We don’t have the luxury of playing Miss St. or Arky on a regular basis but these are the battles that the SEC has on an annual basis.

ACC frontrunners may as well have off weeks for half their schedule for all the creampuffs they get to play.

reebok

November 19th, 2009
12:10 pm

Non-Trolling Tech fan here…Dogs will win by 10 if they manage 2 turnovers or less…Georgia is too deep and too fast for Kentucky.

See you on The Flats next Saturday!

billytdoogan

November 19th, 2009
12:12 pm

Roll Tide:

How can an Alabama fan call UGA fans trashy? i live in Alabama – i see how crappy your fans are on a daily basis. Alabama fans easily rank among the worst i have ever known. In fact, I don’t know of a worse group to be around – including Florida fans. Win or lose, i have been around fans from every SEC school before and after games. Alabama fans are by far the trashiest. Please stop looking at this site, go back to your Bear Bryant memorial, and pray to Nick Saban and leave the rest of us alone.

Browncoat

November 19th, 2009
12:18 pm

Tom

November 19th, 2009
12:32 pm

I know it’s a nickname, but a coach-in-waiting who goes by the handle “Joker” doesn’t really seem to inspire confidence. Just saying. And oh yeah, Gator Fan is going to keep posting until people stop responding, natch.

Mike T.

November 19th, 2009
12:41 pm

gatorfan

Envy this 47-39-2

Mike T.

November 19th, 2009
12:43 pm

Vol Nation

Better the yard be a little thrashy vs having to kick players off the team for felonies.

Mike T.

November 19th, 2009
12:46 pm

Alabama fan calling us thrashy, their whole state is a dump. expect around the loviest village on the plains.

Brewdawg

November 19th, 2009
12:46 pm

its amazing how many people hate on the bulldogs. just leave our blogs alone. we really dont care what you have to say. and remember one day all this crap that you are talking will come back and bite your teams. and for all the tech fans who wont shut up, we havent even played you guys yet so dont talk until after the game. get a life!

FIRE WILLY!!!! GO DAWGS!!!!!!

Delbert D.

November 19th, 2009
12:52 pm

“Hey, UGA made the Top 25:” 12:18

My favorite is Colorado: “In ten years will be: A Junior”

JaxDawg

November 19th, 2009
12:58 pm

Gator Fan – I can agree with the fact that some UGA fans are fairweather and some even give the good die-hard fans a bad name ever fanbase has them. Hell, I can even say I know a FEW even keeled Gator Fans I can have a decent conversation with Butin regards to “Trashy” as you put it The Gator Fan Base that I have seen down here from Jacksonville to Gainesville is absolute Class A Trailer Trash. and in regards to your quote it`s great to be a Florida Gator” don`t forget to put “since 1990″ in there with it because that is when your “winning tradition started”

Delbert D.

November 19th, 2009
1:00 pm

Tom –
“Joker”: would seem to indicate an “adventurous, out there, with it” persona. Likely to resonate with the prospective recruits.

“Jimbo”: would seem to indicate “persona non grata”. Likely to resonate with the non-alumni fans who drink beer while hunting deer but shooting at trees. It’s all about the camo image.

Billy Ray Valentine

November 19th, 2009
1:05 pm

L-Dawg,

Kirby just called me, said to tell you “if mama calls, tell her I’m busy”

MIke

November 19th, 2009
1:10 pm

Mike T,
Does Walter Hill,Donavon Baldwin, Michael Lemon, Justin Houston, Bruce Figgins, and Tony Wilson ring a bell? Just a few names that should….

Dawgfan

November 19th, 2009
1:15 pm

WHAT A GREAT IDEA FOR A BLOG. HAVE SOMEONE ELSE WRITE IT SO YOUR SHIFT CAN BE OVER IN 10 MINUTES INSTEAD OF THE USUAL 15. BUNK, PURE BUNK. DON’T KNOW WHY PEOPLE EVEN CLICK ON THIS CRAP.

AJC should be ashamed for assuming we’d rather read this lazy, Banner Herald-attributing dope than, say, an actual beat writer who, you know, like goes to practice and interviews people.

Gatorzone

November 19th, 2009
1:18 pm

Dawgfan, good point. He also whines that other fans get on the blog. It would be thin indeed of other fans did not take interest in their SEC counterparts like UGA.

Brewdawg

November 19th, 2009
1:24 pm

Gatorzone, you are still in our blog, why?

Gatorzone

November 19th, 2009
1:26 pm

I used to live in Atlanta. Still follow the Falcons Religiously, and take an interest in UGA. Does that suite you?

Gatorzone

November 19th, 2009
1:27 pm

After reading all of the Gatorsports forums, I find other teams in the SEC point of view interesting…

Call me a football fan.