Pooch kicks: Dogs rumor mill working overtime

Kirby Smart

Kirby Smart

It’s getting kind of hard to keep up with all the folks rumored to be under consideration for Georgia’s defensive coordinator, and the fact is that much of this probably is pure speculation. Let’s see, so far I think the names I’ve heard the most are Bud Foster, Kevin Steele, Ellis Johnson, Kirby Smart, Dick Bumpas, Manny Diaz, Tommy Tuberville, Tyrone Nix, Bob Sanders and Brian VanGorder. And there are all sorts of unconfirmed reports of various names on that list being spotted in the vicinity of Athens.

Van Gorder, the former Georgia DC, says he’s happy with the Atlanta Falcons and isn’t interested in the UGA job, but Twitter rumormeister David Pollack, one of VanGorder’s former star players, isn’t buying it. Tweeted Pollack: “To everyone, VanGorder has a job so he can’t say he is interested. He is in the mix, believe it.”

Whether that’s true or not, I think Mark Richt and Damon Evans should scratch VanGorder off the list (if he’s on it) because a) he already quit this job once before and b) the guy changes jobs like some folks change cars. Even if VanGorder wanted to return to Athens, chances are if he were hired that we’d be doing this dance again in a year or two.

I still lean toward Alabama’s Smart, a former Georgia player, though I’m not sure what might lure him into a somewhat less than lateral move unless it’s the fact that as long as he’s working under Nick Saban, he’s not going to get the credit for the Tide’s defensive efforts. Saban reportedly doesn’t even let him talk to the press.

Still, it’d probably take major bucks to lure Smart. And Buck Belue thinks UGA should pay whatever it takes. Says Buck: “Why hitch the wagon to Smart? Because he’s the perfect fit. A Georgia guy. Studied defense under Saban. He’s young and energetic. He can recruit. This is a no-brainer. Go get him.”

Meanwhile, the well-connected Pollack, who tweeted Willie Martinez’s impending departure last weekend before the Tech game, says he’s hearing that assistant head coach/defensive line coach/recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner, the only survivor of Richt’s defensive coaching purge, is leaving on his own (as many have expected since he’s working without a contract). But, Pollack hedges, “I don’t know anything for sure.”

Odds are, though, that whoever is named Georgia’s new DC will have a clean slate to work with in terms of staff, and the Dogs will need a new recruiting coordinator.

OFF-FIELD PROBLEMS

The news that freshman defensive end Montez Robinson was arrested again Thursday in connection with an alleged fight with a female student, coming a few days after his arrest on an apparently related alcohol charge, adds perspective to those rumors back at midseason about the Indiana native being homesick and unhappy in Athens.

The facts in the case aren’t clear, since the alleged victim, Armita Didehvar, has told The Red and Black student paper that witness reports that Robinson slammed her into a trash can “are not true. … We just had an argument. Witnesses just blow things up.” But Robinson, who police believe also smashed the taillights of Didehvar’s car the night he was arrested for underage possesion of alcohol, obviously is a troubled young man who’s probably going to at least lose some playing time to suspension out of all this.

That doesn’t necessarily mean Robinson won’t be able to get back on track and have a successful playing career for the Bulldogs. But he needs to get his act straightened out. Any more trouble with the law and Richt ought to suggest he find another place to play football.

345 comments Add your comment

bh

December 4th, 2009
10:33 am

any word on bobo? i know he did not get canned, but i wonder if there was a “shape up or ship out” meeting with Richt? the play calling needs to be more aggressive as well.

GO DAWGS

December 4th, 2009
10:33 am

Ross Marshall

December 4th, 2009
10:35 am

I would love to see Johnson come to UGA, he has been a Spurier mainstay for years. Also, Tuberville would be a coupe. Smart is a good bet, he is young and inovative. Also, take a look at the NFL, there may be a D coordinator there who would like to have a great opportunity like this one.

GO DAWGS

December 4th, 2009
10:35 am

oh well not first…i think we need to look into the guy dick bumpas at tcu, if he can take that talent to make a solid defense he could do some great things for UGA.

bh

December 4th, 2009
10:36 am

man i hope Garner stays

Bryan G.

December 4th, 2009
10:37 am

I think Robinson is just going Elin Woods on someone.

odell thurman

December 4th, 2009
10:38 am

im interested in this position

F-105 Thunderchief

December 4th, 2009
10:38 am

Go get Kirby Smart. Richt is a better boss than Saban. Richt is liable to retire early to go into a ministry or something. He could set himself up to be the next head coach of his alma mater.

L-Dawg

December 4th, 2009
10:41 am

GLORY GLORY TO OLE’ GEORGIA!!

IM A FAN OF KIRBY SMART!

30-24
1-8
60-39-5

WE RUN THIS STATE

Nottadawg

December 4th, 2009
10:42 am

I think Chris Ball of Washington State University would be an excellent choice for a defensive coordinator.

WHAT

December 4th, 2009
10:42 am

The only LATERAL move from Alabama to UGA is from being the AL WATER BOY to GA Defensive Coordinator!!! You folks are dummer than a box of rocks if you would ever even think coming from a NATIONAL PROGRAM to a second tier Regional program always finishing 2nd to Florida is lateral. Be for real!!!!

Fort Worth Dawg

December 4th, 2009
10:42 am

Isn’t Manny Diaz the UGA tennis coach? You put that in there to see if we’re reading the whole thing, right?

G8TR H8TR

December 4th, 2009
10:44 am

How about Pollack for to replace Fabris. He’s young, energetic and he would recruit well. He’s got the right background

perrine

December 4th, 2009
10:44 am

Travis Jones is a name I have heard a lot

Nottadawg

December 4th, 2009
10:45 am

Timm Rosenbach of New Mexico State would be a great replacement for Bobo at offensive coordinator.

Banker Dawg's Biological Pappy

December 4th, 2009
10:46 am

Rev. Richt has decided to suspend this young man for the beginning of the Independence Bowl or Papa John’s Bowl. By the beginning he means the National Anthem…

Bo Williams

December 4th, 2009
10:47 am

How about the big-time recruiter/defensive coordinator at UNC?

WHAT

December 4th, 2009
10:48 am

Lateral move from a football progarm with 12 National Championships & 21 SEC Championships!!! HAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! HAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!HAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!HAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!HAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! FOOLISH!!!

Fort Worth Dawg

December 4th, 2009
10:49 am

If I were Kirby Smart I’d talk to UGA even if only to try and up my salary at Alabama. Saban will not be happy about it but right now they’re looking at the SEC Championship game and potentially the BCS Championship game, and Saban’s options are limited with respect to Smart. There’s a huge potential for Bama to pony up a big bag of cash to make the UGA issue go away quickly.

MarkTwain

December 4th, 2009
10:50 am

Why would Kirby Smart take the DC job at Georgia when he can continue to build his resume at Alabama and wait for Richt’s job? As long as Bobo is the OC, the DC job at Georgia is career suicide. Belue is right about Smart, he is the full package for Georgia. They will need to throw Muschamp money at him because that is the only way he should consider Georgia.

G8TR H8TR

December 4th, 2009
10:50 am

Hey “What”, that comment sounded like it came from a second-tier
ACC school located in Atlanta. Just guessing, but if you actually think UGA is what you said, the rocks comment would be a kind way to
describe you.

NCGator!

December 4th, 2009
10:50 am

WHAT – after Saturday you guys will be second to UF again as well. Sorry but you guys have been irrelevant for many years until last year. Don’t get ahead of yourself. It won’t be long before Saban leaves and you guys are back to the bottom of the SEC.

Banker Dawg's Biological Pappy

December 4th, 2009
10:50 am

Yeah… Hire Pollack. He seems to tweet all of the right answers! I bet he could outcoach Lombardi, Saban and Carroll!!!

Drew Butler's All-American Trophy

December 4th, 2009
10:51 am

UGA’s offense next year will be pretty good, assuming the qb, whoever it is (my bet is AM) can go through a progression read of, 1. AJ Green, 2. Kris Durham (will be the possession receiver we lacked this year). 3. Orson Charles, 4. Da’Rick Rodgers…the Freak is AJ Jr, and once he gets his routes down, will be a star. 5. CWhite. 6. Marlon Brown…And we have two good RBs for next year and all but one of our 2 deep returning from our OL that came on at the end of the year.

Now, on to Bobo…his playcalling in the beginning of the year was like a kid in a toystore given everything to play with. If we got 80 offensive plays, it looked like he called 80 different plays. Later in the year, if someone couldn’t stop something, he kept going to it, most evidenced by the Tech game (hey Tech, we are about to run the ball up the middle, again.) I also was curious why when we would put Brandon Smith in, we didn’t send him long many times…his speed almost dictates a cb and a safety, but what do I know? We should have a ton of weapons next year and if we block like we did over the second half of the season, we will be good offensively.

Fair and Balanced

December 4th, 2009
10:53 am

Find the best – pay the money – win football games! Simple.

CHOMP

December 4th, 2009
10:54 am

How about pony up a HUGE bag of cash for “THE MAN URBAN MEYER”. That’s the only way UGA will ever finish any better that second in the SEC East as long as he is at Florida.

NCGator!

December 4th, 2009
10:54 am

WHAT – when was your last SEC Championship and NC? That is what I thought. Just like a Bama fan to bring up the past.

G8TR H8TR

December 4th, 2009
10:55 am

Hey “What”, I keep seeing the comment about 12 National Championships.
Can you list the years that those happened, because I counted less when
I researched it. Are y’all counting the AP and Coaches poll in the asme year?

UGA Grad

December 4th, 2009
10:56 am

Mark it on your calender, 10/30/10 – Dawgs lose. 41-17

NCGator!

December 4th, 2009
10:56 am

WHAT – Pretty sure UGA has won a couple SEC Championships since you guys last SEC Championship. Might want to stop talking now!

Will

December 4th, 2009
10:57 am

Dear UGA, you have plenty of money in the coffer….Now stop being cheap and go get Kirby Smart! He is the only guy that makes sense. And for all of you guys saying Tuberville is in the the mix are just plain stupid. Tuberville has coached a 13-0 team in the not too far past- He will never be another DC, so don’t ever announce his name again on a UGA blog. It’s embarrassing.

Simon is only a Simpleton

December 4th, 2009
10:57 am

Good stuff swirling around UGA about new incoming coaches and more to depart coaches. Face it gang, If Gardner leaves ……….so be it. We do not have t-a-l-e-n-t on the D side of the ball. HE IS THE D RECRUITER. Yes, Gino and Jeff and Kade were decent linemen but who have we recruited in the last2-3 years to come in an grow into their jobs??? We have De Angelo Tyson and Arbry Jones from Warner Robins and WHO ELSE??? Name one big time linebacker. Curran cost us the LSU game when Scott bulldozed him on the corner sweep, so let him go too. Reshad played ( finally ) one game that looked like he was IN the game. One game he has played well. One.
What is this all about? Recruiting has not BEEN up to snuff to compete in the UPPER echelon of the SEC. THis fact is why UGA bas been lousy ………….you can WIN BIG with well desgiend O schemes AND a GREAT D. With a lousy D and good O ………….you lose 5 per year.

Richt knows it NOW but it is two years too late. It will take 2 years to reload on D, maybe 3.

Goooooooooooooo Dogs.

WHAT

December 4th, 2009
10:57 am

12 National Championships & 21 SEC Championships COMPARED to Georgia’s how many? NATIONAL PROGRAM to second place for you uga fans.

coach smith

December 4th, 2009
10:58 am

you BAMA fans knocking Georgia answer me one thing….WHAT THE HELL HAS BAMA ACTUALLY WON?

some regualr season games?
NO Sec titles in 20 years …Georgia has 2 in 8 years
1 Bowl win in 4 years…Georgia has been to the Sugar bowl 2 times and wone it once in that time and won the Cpaital One and Chick-Fil-A in that time

Richt is 3-1 vs Bama and 1-1 since Saban got there

2 years ago Bama was 6-6 and lost AT HOME to ULM…nothing like that has happened to UGA

in the last 3 years Georgia is 28-10 w/3 bowl wins and #2 and #10 finish and Bama is 30-8 with one Independence Bowl win and one final ranking so far

Maybe you Bama fans should win something before crowing so loud

Bill King

December 4th, 2009
10:58 am

Manny Diaz is an up-and-coming DC at Middle Tennessee.

frank james

December 4th, 2009
10:58 am

I thought it was all settled. Jeff Schultz as DC, Mark Bradley as DE and Special teams coach and Terrence Moore as LB coach.

GW

December 4th, 2009
11:00 am

How bout we just quit with the speculation! It will likely be somebody we’ve never heard of. Like BVG in 2001.

NCGator!

December 4th, 2009
11:01 am

WHAT – Half of you guys Championships are bogus! But I think UGA and Gator fans are happy for you guys. That is great that you guys use to be good a football and were able to win a bunch of championships years and years and years ago.

how2fish

December 4th, 2009
11:01 am

WHAT…really a National program??? BAMA..WTF??..if memory serves moron you guys haven’t even won a SEC championship since the 20th century..National this ! Loser! And Timmy Tebow will school you guys again tomorrow..National..LOL!

Georgia will allways dominate GT!!!

December 4th, 2009
11:02 am

Heres a little jingle for you Bill,

When its real,
when its real,
when its real,

You know that its real!!!

(((((((((((((30-24)))))))))))))))

Georgia will allwys dominate GT!!!

Jealous nerdy fools…

Yep!

December 4th, 2009
11:03 am

Simon is only a Simpleton – You are an idiot!

WHAT

December 4th, 2009
11:04 am

And, who has appeared in the last 2 SEC Championship Games???? It sure as hell hasn’t been the uga dogs,,,let it eat you dog fans!!! ROOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLL TIDE!!!!

coach smith

December 4th, 2009
11:05 am

It is going to be KIRBY SMART

Georgia can and will pay more than Bama (yes Bama fans UGA makes and has waaaaay more money as a program)

Smart is a Bulldawg

Smart has been here before

Smart can get out from under Saban’s shadow and actually get credit for himself

Smart will be the DC at UGA

Bubba

December 4th, 2009
11:05 am

“Tuberville would be a coupe”

Nah, I think he’d be a sedan.

Kendawg

December 4th, 2009
11:05 am

It will be interesting to see if the AD at Georgia will approve enough money to hire a truly top-flight defensive coordinator. I know what he’s saying now, but let’s see what his actions are.

charles

December 4th, 2009
11:06 am

I get tickled with all of these fans of schools like Alabama claiming x number of National Championships. Truth is there has never been a national champion and there won’t be u8ntil a playoff system is put in place, The corruption in naming a national champion makes Washiongton look tame.

NCGator!

December 4th, 2009
11:07 am

WHAT – It has gotten so bad a Bama that you guys are counting appearances in SEC Championship games. Because that is all you have as of late. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

coach smith

December 4th, 2009
11:07 am

WHAT

win one….actually win 2 and play for 3 before you even get to UGA’s level

G8TR H8TR

December 4th, 2009
11:07 am

Hey Bama fans, I did find a list showing Bama with 12 NC’s but guess
“What”? The last one was in 1992 and several were in the 1920’s and 1930’s. To further add credibility to your claim, I saw that Yale had 28 and Princeton had 26 going back into the 1800’s. Wow, those are
a couple of powerhouses alright.

Georgia will allways dominate GT!!!

December 4th, 2009
11:09 am

Bill,

Have you noticed the increased amount of Vols and Gaytors (undercover nerds) that suddenly appear on your blog??? The geaks have been reborn!!!!

I now cast a level 2 charm spell on all fake Gaytors and Vols (coward nerdy fools)

(((((((((((((((((((((30-24)))))))))))))))))))))

Jealous nerdy fools

Georgia will allways dominate GT!!!

how2fish

December 4th, 2009
11:09 am

WHAT really ?? Only a BAMA fan would bring up a LOSS..my God the Bear is spinning in his grave! LOL Hey Mom we got to play in a game but we got BEAT..3 times in a row…Yep I’m counting tomorrow’s loss byt the Tide…might as well beat the crowd..

cajdawg

December 4th, 2009
11:09 am

It is a lateral move for K. Smart. If he wants a head position in the next few years, the UGA job would give him greater street cred- coaching without Saban holding his hand.

Also, moving to UGA has an added benefit- he can leave the state of Alabama.

WHAT

December 4th, 2009
11:10 am

ST. DAWG

December 4th, 2009
11:13 am

Ok CMR hers the answer to all your problems on defence…It would be a Smart thing to ask coach Smart,but i don’t think he will come!!You call Jon Gruden pay him what it takes and give him control of the Defence..Call David P. and make him D.line Coach…Coach Gruden is a wizard at Defence..and then when ever CMR decides to leave GA. you have your head coach already in place…!!ok time to sleep now worked all night…GOD BLEES Georgia!! Oh and almost forgot {{{30-24}}}

Simon is only a Simpleton

December 4th, 2009
11:14 am

All the talk about which school has more NC titles comes from unemployable high school drop outs that cheer for ANY SCHOOL that is in the top 4 or 5. They did not attend college or if they did it was likely a JC in south Atlanta or Perimeter College for 6 years and have earned one year worth of legit college credits. Their mom supports them. They pull for ANY school that is hot, because they think it MAKES THEM look good at their local mall. USC or Syracuse or Ohio State or Illinois, Oklahoma, or Bama or Florida or LSU or ANY SCHOOL that is hot. It is fun for them to “gig” a UGA or ANY GOOD school with a 7-5 or even a 10-3 record or short of the so called NC ……………..a loser school they say. Heck, that is easy ……….nothing invested in ANY school, so why not gig em??? Morons is what they are. Obamarons.

UGA is what it is and we grads LOVE the university for tons and tons of non football reasons, you idiots. Same is true with KY grads, Auburn grads and Ole Miss grades and MSU grads and others. We have INVESTED part of our lives. Family tradtions are fromed over decades. I am in my 60s and we party with our kids that are uGA folks. THIS IS WHY we bleed red and black or orange and blue or crimson and such. Tradition, FRIENDS and GREAT memories is what bonds TRUE UGA fans.

Uga, class of 71 & 73

PS You know, these idiots, so hung up on so called NC reasons to pull for a school. are the same morons that love Michael Vick, I suspect.

NCGator!

December 4th, 2009
11:16 am

WHAT – Once again, we are all happy for you that BAMA use to be relevant when it comes to football. And Godzilla use to be a baby lizard!!!!!!!!

Pete

December 4th, 2009
11:18 am

Gator Fans get real!! I have many Florida friends and they are very nervous about our new coordinator and what it will mean in the coming years. Georgia will be back and if I had to bet with a ton of money thrown at him Smart could make the change. I understand that Sabin is a total dictator and the chance to return home and work for a decent boss may prove important.

L-Dawg

December 4th, 2009
11:18 am

Q: HOW MANY ALABAMA FANS DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE A LIGHTBULB????

A: 101. 1 TO CHANGE THE BULB. THE OTHER 100 TO TELL YOU HOW GOOD THE OLD BULB WAS.

Mike S

December 4th, 2009
11:21 am

Why is it I get the feeling that Saint Simons has reinvented himself as WHAT.

nemov

December 4th, 2009
11:21 am

According to WHAT Yale and Princeton are better football programs.

Johnny DangerDawg

December 4th, 2009
11:22 am

Enter your comments here

Simon is only a Simpleton

December 4th, 2009
11:23 am

One last thing …………..to anyone over the age of 40, we remember Bear and his boys at Bama in the 60s and the 70s. Their names are lengedary to even UGA folks. If we lost to Alabama, our players went up to him to be near him and to speak to him like today’s moron Obamarons do. Bear at least had class and substance, unlike The JOKER and his W House social secretary.

goooooooooooooo Dogs.

GeoffDawg

December 4th, 2009
11:23 am

The irony of someone spelling “dummer” is classic. Way to represent your school WHAT.

dan

December 4th, 2009
11:25 am

Who is saying that Nick Saban is a bad boss? Is that just people’s perception or is that reality. Either way, Kirby clearly doesn’t mind working for him because this is his second stint with Saban after being with him in LSU. Personally I think Smart has a good thing going on at Alabama, and he only worked for Richt one season. Considering that he has been with Saban longer, is it fair to say that Smart prefers Saban’s style of management/running a program over Richt’s?

WHAT

December 4th, 2009
11:26 am

Stop making fun of me!

Bright Idea

December 4th, 2009
11:26 am

How much will the ATL CofC have to pay Alabama fans to get back on I-20 West Sunday morning? They’ll want to hang around til 2010 SECCG rather than go home.

PMC

December 4th, 2009
11:27 am

It’s kind of funny to read the boasting from Alabama fans when they were second class in their own state for 7 years.

Any coach can leave any job for any reason.

how2fish

December 4th, 2009
11:27 am

What all the past stats in the world can’t hid the FACT that in the 21st century BAMA has ZERO SEC championships and a EQUAL number of National championships !!! And Simon is only a Simpleton really nice post Sir…

mambo

December 4th, 2009
11:27 am

Montez Robinson needs to go! Its time to start showing that discipline and character are demanded by CMR.

Saint Simons' Ghost

December 4th, 2009
11:28 am

{{{{{{30-24}}}}}}
woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof!

Johnny DangerDawg

December 4th, 2009
11:30 am

I’m a big fan of Rodney Garner, but his exit could be for the best. It would allow the new DC to have more input as to how he wants to assemble his new defensive staff. That makes the new DC job more attractive to potential candidates because the DC can bring in guys who understand his philosophy/system. Also, imagine being the new assistant coaches and you’re all supposed to be equals but Garner’s been at the job for many years and is much closer to Richt. Awkward situation. That could make guys uneasy.

Saint Simons' Ghost

December 4th, 2009
11:31 am

Simon is only a Simpleton – you are a simpleton as well.

Catfish Suppa

December 4th, 2009
11:32 am

Oh Coach Saban is a real nice boss w/ a real purty mouth

Matt Drudge

December 4th, 2009
11:32 am

Any truth to the rumor that two nights ago a certain DC coordinator for one school and a head coach of another shared a pizza at the Mellow Mushroom on University Boulevard in Tuscaloosa.

Dandy Don

December 4th, 2009
11:32 am

I agree with ole Buck, the “Get Smart” defense should be a done deal. Have to give up the big bucks, but its worth it in the long run. Go DAWGS

SuperB

December 4th, 2009
11:33 am

Richt needs to pay Rodney Garner whatever it takes to keep him. If Rodney leaves for a DC position, and that’s the speculation, it won’t be at a school that can win the national chamnpionship– like Georgia.

Also, Belue is correct– ‘GET SMART!

J-Mac

December 4th, 2009
11:33 am

WHAT almost makes me want to root for UF on Saturday… Maybe someone had a good point in talking about we should root for the SEC East. Hey WHAT… you sound like a GA Tech fan, bringing up the last two years for “proof of your dominance”. What have you guys done in the last 20 years?!?!? NOTHING… Saban will leave you guys just like he did LSU and Miami

Cuz

December 4th, 2009
11:34 am

One thing you can say about Bama fans, they make it easier to pull for Florida.

Bamastan not included.

TidePrideGA

December 4th, 2009
11:36 am

Coach Saban has been very complementary of what Kirby has done this year. He’s said it on numerous occasions. The fact is that Smart appreciates what Saban has done for him. And he rewards that with loyalty. That’s why I don’t see Kirby going back to UGA

exNFLplayer

December 4th, 2009
11:37 am

It seems now that the signs are pointing to Kirby Smart. I was intrigued to see Bud Foster’s name in the mix. Ellis Johnson would work. Whoever it is will have to be a master recruiter in light of the Garner rumors.

Bremen Dawg

December 4th, 2009
11:37 am

Pay Kirby $750.000, and bring him in. We want a freaking NC is Athens, pay the best what they want and lets bring home a NC, we have the players, we just need the coaches. Alabama fans kind of hid in the closest through a decade now they out again. Won’t be long till Niki Satan leaves.

Dawg Foot

December 4th, 2009
11:39 am

Kirby needs a new mop top.

Paul's Johnson

December 4th, 2009
11:39 am

No program has a more exaggerated sense of its place in the universe that Mutt U. I’ve been chuckling all week at this list of big names that the Mutleys think they can bring to the Classic City.
Comical. Bringing in a “big name” hired gun to run the defense is a sign of decline in an established program. My bet is that Richt will bring in somebody that most people have never heard of.

Knowing Dawg

December 4th, 2009
11:39 am

I hear last week Richt got a blank check so maybe we can get some of the contract issues out of the way with Garner & pay what it’s going to take get & keep some good coaches.

Dawg Foot

December 4th, 2009
11:42 am

Anyone see St. Simons around or did he drive his car off in the ocean?

dawgrific

December 4th, 2009
11:44 am

bama has 2 decent seasons, with one ruined by UTAH by the way, and now they are all high and mighty again-how quickly some idiots forget

ToccoaDawg

December 4th, 2009
11:46 am

a new D coordinator , Pollock for D line coach and the Butler did it for special teams coach. Evans need to pony up the money to make it happen.

TidePrideGA

December 4th, 2009
11:50 am

Pay Kirby $750.000, and bring him in. We want a freaking NC is Athens, pay the best what they want and lets bring home a NC, we have the players, we just need the coaches. Alabama fans kind of hid in the closest through a decade now they out again. Won’t be long till Niki Satan leaves
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You would like to believe that. Saban isn’t going anywhere, he’s building a monster in Tuscaloosa. Funny but we’ve been to exactly the same amount of SECCG’s as you guys have in the same 10 year period.

Tony

December 4th, 2009
11:52 am

Charlie Weis is the perfect fit. His head coaching days are over and he is an excellent recruiter!

NCGator!

December 4th, 2009
11:52 am

TidePrideGA – And how many have you won? Like I said before. You know it is bad when BAMA fans are pointing out appearances instead of wins.

PMC

December 4th, 2009
11:53 am

Any truth to the rumor Mark Mangino is coming in as health coach?

PMC

December 4th, 2009
11:53 am

Hire Dick Lebeau.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
11:54 am

According to Jim Donnan on 680theFan yesterday, Dick Bumpas doesn’t run the defense, so he should not be considered for a lateral move DC job.

NCAA

December 4th, 2009
11:54 am

According to What’s criteria for claiming national championships, Vanderbilt has 5, Kentucky has 4, Mississippi State has 2, and South Carolina has 1.

H

December 4th, 2009
11:54 am

Don’t get too excited about the new DC. As long as BOBO’s offense turns the ball over at our 15 yard line, we’re going to give up points.

Dawg Fud

December 4th, 2009
11:56 am

Bill,

Reggie Herring, LB’s Coach at Dallas Cowboys. He will be in the mix.

Staffordinfection

December 4th, 2009
11:57 am

Simon is a simpleton . . . I can only assume that you are simon. As a UGA grad, please do not lump me in with your lot. It is rednecks like yourself that give other dawg fans a bad name, so please keep your Obama and Vick inferences off this board, it just makes you sound old, racist and stupid. P.S. We DO have the talent on defense, and the kids name is ABRY Jones.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
11:57 am

PMC – Don’t know about “health coach”. That would be hilarious. He would be a good OC, as he was assistant coach of the year in 2000 when the Sooners won the mythical national championship. His personal traits would be a good balance to those of Mark Richt.

kauai dawg

December 4th, 2009
11:58 am

“Get Smart” is a “Mission Impossible”. He is staying at Bama.

Richt will find a character guy for sure.

I don’t want to see Garner go, he does so much for the players, ie Thanksgiving meals. He is like a dad to many of the players.

I don’t think Richt planned this yet I hope he has the plan and the persons he is interested in. Go DAWGS!

How Bout em

December 4th, 2009
11:59 am

We’ve taken the annual recruiting rankings on Rivals.com from 2005 to 2009, averaged them for each team, and come up with our own recruiting rankings. Based on re­cruiting alone — yes, we know there are other factors — there are expec­tations for on-field performance this season.
Here’s who is meeting them, beating them, or missing them so far:

How the SEC should look —
It’s not that different, based on the recruiting averages. Flor­ida and Alabama should be on a collision course for Atlanta
But there are a few caveats.

Georgia should be challeng­ing Florida for the East title, not challenging to become bowl eli­gible.
The underachievers —

Start with USC. The Trojans won two recruiting national ti­tles, finished in the recruiting top 10 all five years and signed more five-star prospects (21) than Alabama and LSU com­bined. Yet losses to Washington and Oregon knocked Pete Car­roll’s Trojans out of the national hunt.

USC certainly isn’t alone. Georgia is trying to stay at .500 despite the fourth-best crop over the same period.

TidePrideGA

December 4th, 2009
12:00 pm

TidePrideGA – And how many have you won? Like I said before. You know it is bad when BAMA fans are pointing out appearances instead of wins.
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In 1999 we won, we beat you 34-7 as I recall.

how2fish

December 4th, 2009
12:03 pm

TidePrideGA ….my God another bama-ite making the Bear spin in his grave..you’ve BEEN to as many ” SECCG’s as you guys have in the same 10 year period” really that is true what is also TRUE is we have WON 2 out of 3 you see winning is th POINT of going…well as least fo UGA no so sure for Bama well at least this century..

Nick

December 4th, 2009
12:04 pm

Alabama was awesome last year. Oh wait, what did they win again? SEC West Title? Cool.

dead dog

December 4th, 2009
12:04 pm

Seems to me anyone that can keep the defensive players out of jail would be a good pick.

Do the Athens police still have Richt`s credit card to use to bail the players out?

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
12:05 pm

Tuberville, or PotatoBoy, as it translates, isn’t going to take a step down for any DC job. So sayeth Jim Donnan on the radio yesterday. No, he did not call him PotatoBoy.

DAWG FAN IN MICHIGAN

December 4th, 2009
12:06 pm

HOW ABOUT THESE GUYS THAT HAD STELLER DEFENSES THIS YEAR FOR CANDIDATES:

TIM DERUYTER AT AIR FORCE
TIM BANKS AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN
NORM PARKER AT IOWA

BallCoach

December 4th, 2009
12:06 pm

I like Smart or Mushchamp as co #1 choices. They are Bulldogs and know what it means to be a Georgia Bulldog. They are young and energetic. They have been DC’s at the highest levels of college football. I could easily see them as a successor to Richt. It will take a lot to bring them home……

RichtclassguyHa

December 4th, 2009
12:07 pm

Character guy HA!!! All UGA brings in are thugs and criminals…..Richt is a real”class act”!

TidePrideGA

December 4th, 2009
12:09 pm

TidePrideGA ….my God another bama-ite making the Bear spin in his grave..you’ve BEEN to as many ” SECCG’s as you guys have in the same 10 year period” really that is true what is also TRUE is we have WON 2 out of 3 you see winning is th POINT of going…well as least fo UGA no so sure for Bama well at least this century..
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If I were you I would worry about that independence bowl bid. You guys are about as far away from the SEC championship game as one can get.

bank walker

December 4th, 2009
12:10 pm

Haha, you Jerry’s kid, I mean bammers. You are so sore because you live in a second rate state and you have to recruit most of your football team from out of state where you can compete. Georgia makes, annually, around 1/4 more in revenue than bammer. We have better everything, and plus Kirby is a Dawg. If we want him, we get him, CHUMPS!! GO DAWGS!!

Billy

December 4th, 2009
12:12 pm

I don’t think they can get Kirby Smart. I heard that he wants to pair up with Mike Bobo and Will Muschamp at Texas. That could be a good team with Muschamp as Head coach, Bobo as offensive coordinator and Smart as defensive coordinator.

VSU

December 4th, 2009
12:12 pm

Kirby Smart is not coming to Athens. There was a rift when he was here a couple of years ago.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
12:13 pm

BallCoach – “They have been DC’s at the highest levels of college football.” So why would the want to make a transfer to a lesser position? Muschamp is going to be head coach at Texas. Smart is at the best program since players stopped playing both ways.

Dillan Hatcher_GO DAWGS

December 4th, 2009
12:14 pm

Kirby is coming to Athens boys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NCGator!

December 4th, 2009
12:14 pm

TidePrideGA – Congrats on being irrelevant since 1999!

VSU

December 4th, 2009
12:15 pm

Delbert D. is right. We need to think outside the box on this one. If Gardner is gone, the new DC better recruit well.

Alabama Jack

December 4th, 2009
12:15 pm

Seems to me like Hines Ward would be perfect for the job. After all, he is already the dirtiest player in the NFL. He would probably fit right in.

If you and your father were in the same high school graduating class, you’ll probably go to UGA.

VSU

December 4th, 2009
12:16 pm

Unless your Chris Hatcher and have inside information, you are wrong about Kirby. Keep dreaming.

TidePrideGA

December 4th, 2009
12:16 pm

Haha, you Jerry’s kid, I mean bammers. You are so sore because you live in a second rate state and you have to recruit most of your football team from out of state where you can compete. Georgia makes, annually, around 1/4 more in revenue than bammer. We have better everything, and plus Kirby is a Dawg. If we want him, we get him, CHUMPS!! GO DAWGS!!

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Then why can’t you guys beat Florida? or more importantly why are you in the independence bowl? I

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
12:17 pm

VSU – “There was a rift when he was here a couple of years ago”

What was the rift? That’s an interesting teaser.

Starring Henry Wilcoxon as Bishop Pickering

December 4th, 2009
12:17 pm

Why would Muschamp leave “coach in waiting” @ Texas, to be DC @ UGA?
Why would Smart leave Bama as a DC to go to UGA when he was on Richt’s staff previously?
Why would Tuberville, an established HC, take a step back to be a DC anywhere?
Why would Gruden leave MNF to be a DC in college?
2 names that make more sense or are more realistic: Chucky “the Chest” Amato & Tommy West.

hire that Clusters guy

December 4th, 2009
12:17 pm

He won a state title in high school. Also knows where all the good Dairy Queens is

Larry

December 4th, 2009
12:18 pm

I can understand why Nick wont let him talk to the press. We would be making a HUGE mistake by bringing in Kirby.

TidePrideGA

December 4th, 2009
12:20 pm

TidePrideGA – Congrats on being irrelevant since 1999!

We certainly aren’t irrelevant now, and isn’t that what matters? I have great respect for Coach Meyer and what he has done. Most Florida fans I have met respect our program. Here’s to a good game tomorrow.

F-105 Thunderchief

December 4th, 2009
12:20 pm

I know probably a half dozen people who have made lateral, or less moves to “go home.” To say Smart would never make the move to UGA is delusional on the part of whoever writes it. Bama was 6-6 two years ago and lost to Utah last year. Saban hasn’t won jack yet. Bear’s record and Stallings record are their records today is Dec. 4, 2009 and Saban hasn’t won even an SEC title yet.

VSU

December 4th, 2009
12:20 pm

Hearsay, but I know that Richt and Smart are complete opposites and probably didn’t work well together.

HEY WHAT READ THIS!

December 4th, 2009
12:23 pm

Just like a Bammer fan to bring up the past. If you’re going to insult our intelligence you may want to get your own grammar right. Here’s for your 12 “national championships”.

1925 National Championship- Alabama claims they share this one with Dartmouth. Who awarded the NC? Houlgate and Helms. Houlgate started his system in 1927. So Bama won their 1925 NC using a formula that didn’t exist until 1927? Helms Athletic Foundation started in 1941. Another incredible retroactive NC.

1926 National Championship- Alabama claims they share this one with 3 other teams with equal or better records! Once again it is the Helms Athletic Foundation in 1941 that awards it!

1930 National Championship- The Davis poll says that Bama tied Notre Dame for NC this year. This was the only one to award it to Bama. Notre Dame was named NC in 6 polls! Parke Davis is another retroactive system! He (an individual, not an organization) did his in 1933!

1934 National Championship- Alabama says they share this with two other teams. The awarders are Dunkel, Williamson, and Football Thesaurus. Dunkel was an individual who came up with his own system. Williamson was a geologist who came up with his own system. Football Thesaurus first appeared in 1946!

1941 National Championship- This is a complete joke. The AP ranked Alabama 20th in the nation with 14 teams with better records in the top 20. Once again it is the Football Thesaurus that retroactively awards it. Alabama finished 3rd in the SEC that year.

1961 National Championship- Finally a legitimate NC. One poll didn’t give it to Bama though.

1964 National Championship- While the AP did award the NC to Bama (10-1-0), Arkansas had the better record, 11-0. Alabama played Texas in their bowl and LOST. The AP final poll was before the bowl.

1965 National Championship- The AP gave this to Bama. That year there were three teams with better records than Bama. Bama 9-1-1, Michigan St 10-1-0, Arkansas 10-1-0, Nebraska 10-1-0.

1973 National Championship- AP puts Bama 4th after their bowl game loss. Bama claims a NC from the UPI poll that was taken before they met Notre Dame in the bowl game and lost. There were 3 teams with better records than Bama that year. The embarrassment of naming Alabama number one caused the UPI to name champions after bowl games.

1978 National Championship- AP gives this to Alabama(11-1-0) even though USC (12-1-0) had the better record Guess who Alabama lost to that year? USC!!!!!!!!!. UPI gave the NC to USC.

1979 National Championship- Their second legitimate NC. Their first Unanimous NC.

1992 National Championship- Their third legitimate NC. Their second Unanimous NC.

You can see why people ridicule Bama fans when they talk about 12 NCs. The early ones were awarded by individuals years after the games were played. These weren’t consensus polls but NCs awarded by people that had their own formula for determining champions. Some NCs where given before bowl games that Bama lost. Using Alabama logic, Auburn could claim four national championships. But when Bammers brag they like to say they have twelve and Auburn has one. How silly. The NCAA recognizes 6 NCs for Bama and there are only two NCs that Bama has unanimously. You can’t find an Auburn site claiming four national championships but there are plenty Bama sites claiming twelve.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
12:23 pm

I mentioned Chuck Amato a few weeks ago and got slapped silly on the blog. Donnan did discuss him yesterday as an exception to the rule that HC’s don’t step down to lower positions. But he’s a position coach-plus at FSU. I think that say a lot about his qualifications.

East Cobb Hokie

December 4th, 2009
12:24 pm

Why would Bud Foster make a lateral move?

CMR has seen his results and style of play, and worked with him when UGA invited VT D staff to Athens last summer (to figure out GT offense). So he is a known entity. But he is also in a great situation now.

TidePrideGA

December 4th, 2009
12:25 pm

I know probably a half dozen people who have made lateral, or less moves to “go home.” To say Smart would never make the move to UGA is delusional on the part of whoever writes it. Bama was 6-6 two years ago and lost to Utah last year. Saban hasn’t won jack yet. Bear’s record and Stallings record are their records today is Dec. 4, 2009 and Saban hasn’t won even an SEC title yet.

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If we are talking about recent times, exactly what has Mark Richt done? I know a lot of people don’t like Coach Saban, but winning 12 games back to back is no small accomplishment.

JB

December 4th, 2009
12:25 pm

I thought about the Kirby Smart wish for the day and you know, if he wants to be a head coach, and he does, he would be better off at UGA. He could be THE MAN at Georgia as far as the Defense is concerned. It’s been so bad the last 2 years, Hell almost anyone could improve it. He’s a hero if he turns it around, not peeking out from around the corner while Saban gloats. There is a chance Mark leaves to be a missionary or something…………..or, whan FSU fires Jimbo, and they won’t give him much time, he might end up back there, and Kirby is our man…..Think about all that…..

jay sulkowsky

December 4th, 2009
12:27 pm

About new coaches- do not ever let the cost enter the equation after what the Vols paid to get their new staff. You get what you pay for in this world and I for one who gets screwed for tickets everytime is willing to pay the price for an effort every Sat. that makes my 285 mi. (one way) trip worth it. I say screwed because to have season tickets you must pay the min. $400 per ticket extorion fee for the season or go out and pay the after market prices which range from double to ten fold the face price, but I’ll pay it if I know the team will put out the effort they are capable of doing

TO TIDE PRIDE

December 4th, 2009
12:27 pm

HEY TIDE PRIDE.. . I SEEM TO REMEMBER A CERTAIN TEAM FROM ALABAMA IN THE INDEPENDENCE BOWL IN 2007 AND LET ME BE CLEAR, IT WASN’T AUBURN.

HOW QUICKLY YOU BAMMERS FORGET!

Vick=Dog killing thug

December 4th, 2009
12:27 pm

Gruden just signed another contract with ESPN, plus he’s a Offensive guy. He’s also pretty arrogant and wouldnt do well as a second banana…

Not much of an answer.

TO TIDE PRIDE

December 4th, 2009
12:28 pm

OH, AND THEY WERE IN THE INDEPENDENCE BOWL IN 2006. TWO YEARS IN A ROW.

Jeff

December 4th, 2009
12:29 pm

What-

Initially, I picked Alabama to beat Florida by a field goal. Because you made that statement, I hope Florida kicks Alabama’s a$$.

TidePrideGA

December 4th, 2009
12:29 pm

HEY TIDE PRIDE.. . I SEEM TO REMEMBER A CERTAIN TEAM FROM ALABAMA IN THE INDEPENDENCE BOWL IN 2007 AND LET ME BE CLEAR, IT WASN’T AUBURN.

HOW QUICKLY YOU BAMMERS FORGET

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How quickly you Barners forget, 36-0 and 26-21. GFY Barner.

unbiased volfan

December 4th, 2009
12:29 pm

What’s the deal w/ Rodney Garner?? I heard htere was rift between he and Smart. Also heard of rumor between he and VG. I hear ya, he can recruit but can he coach and not p*ss off the other coaches??? hasn’t he been at UGA for over 10 yrs? He needs a fresh start to prove he can coach. Not saying he can’t, not saying he can….

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
12:30 pm

VSU – Thanks for the info, albeit hearsay. I imagine most football coaches would be toward the other side of the spectrum from CMR, if not “complete opposites” as you surmised. I’ll peg Mark Mangino as the current far end of the spectrum (the Woody Hayes end).

dawgfacedboy

December 4th, 2009
12:32 pm

You can’t fire bobo because he makes 2-3 dumb calls a game. There is no such thing as calling the “percect game”. We can’t afford to lose Gardner. He closes the deal on all the recruits we get! There is not a lack of talent in athens. I just hope we don’t get a bunch of scrubs to fill the positions. We have the money, spend it!!!

unbiased volfan

December 4th, 2009
12:35 pm

also, all of you UGA fans talk about Richt leaving (either on his own or not) in a coupla yr’s. Why not get it over w/? If he’s going to leave, do it now. This is deja vu Fulmer.

TO TIDE PRIDE

December 4th, 2009
12:35 pm

LOL YOU CAN’T HANDLE IT WHEN THE TRUTH IS THROWN BACK AT YOU. GO AHEAD AND INSULT UGA FOR HAVING A DOWN YEAR, GO AHEAD AND INSULT AUBURN TOO. JUST MAKE SURE TO CONVENIENTLY FORGET YOU BAMMERS WERE IN THE INDEPENDENCE BOWL IN 01, 06, AND 07.

OF COURSE DON’T FORGET UTAH (UTAH?!?) KICKING YOUR AZZ LAST YEAR.

AUBURN

December 4th, 2009
12:36 pm

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA – Tommy Tuberville.

If you think he’s going to go from beating Richt to working for him, well, there’s nothing to say.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
12:37 pm

“We can’t afford to lose Gardner.”

That point was made in the recent past, when Georgia bumped up his salary. As recruiting coordinator is he responsible for screening the potential recruits as well as closing?

TidePrideGA

December 4th, 2009
12:38 pm

LOL YOU CAN’T HANDLE IT WHEN THE TRUTH IS THROWN BACK AT YOU. GO AHEAD AND INSULT UGA FOR HAVING A DOWN YEAR, GO AHEAD AND INSULT AUBURN TOO. JUST MAKE SURE TO CONVENIENTLY FORGET YOU BAMMERS WERE IN THE INDEPENDENCE BOWL IN 01, 06, AND 07.

OF COURSE DON’T FORGET UTAH (UTAH?!?) KICKING YOUR AZZ LAST YEAR.
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LOL, maybe you will learn to turn the caps lock off you idiot. I wouldn’t be throwing stones, you lost to Kentucky.

bamadawg

December 4th, 2009
12:40 pm

TIDE AMNESIA??? Ok, Go SEC…but these Tide fans are crawling from under the woodpile after a 10 year hibernation…how quickly they forget just how bad they were from 2000 thru 2006 they went 46-40!! Mike Dubose’s last season went 3-8…Francione 17-8 and went to Texas A&M…then STRIPPERGATE – Mike Dubose made Bama the laughing stock of college football…then Shula was an impressive 26-23…first year Saban was 7-6…be humble my friends, what goes around comes around!! Go Dawgs!!

Glad I don't cheer for the GA Thugdogs

December 4th, 2009
12:40 pm

The Dawgs should hire Matteo Messina Denaro, Giovanni Brusca or maybe even Salvatore Lo Piccolo to lead the GA Thugs. One of them could supplement the existing GA Bulldog skills of twisting the quarterback’s legs when he is down after the whislte has blown, excessive late hits, DUIs, fighting…

Ed

December 4th, 2009
12:40 pm

Tuberville coming to UGA as defensive coordinator wouldn’t be that big of a stretch. Galen Hall has had a great career as an assistant after being a successful head coach in the 80s. Tubs would bring a certain presence that Martinez lacked and would be a good fit if he and Richt can get along.

Smart would be worth a shot, but is an unproven commodity in my opinion. Bud Foster, Ellis Johnson and Tyrone Nix would all be great choices. Agree with the comments about BVG – a great coach but wanders too much. He would nothing more than a stop-gap.

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

December 4th, 2009
12:42 pm

HEY WHAT READ THIS, You are making a big assumption that What can read. So now it’s been proven that in Alabama…….3 = 12. Hilarious.

AUBURN

December 4th, 2009
12:43 pm

Ed, the fact that Tuberville can bring a certain presence that Martinez lacked is the very proof that he’d never go from being a successful HC to a DC.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
12:43 pm

unbiased volfan – Let’s go ahead and make “Fulmer” one of those noun-to-verb words. Like, “Maryland is going to Fulmer Ralph Friedgen if he doesn’t win next year.” That would apply to long-established coaches who have let the program slip.

Ed

December 4th, 2009
12:44 pm

For the second time I’ve read on this site that Kirby Smart’s hiring at Georgia would be less than a lateral move for Smart. Historically, that’s true. But if you’re counting the last 10 years or so, I’d have to disagree. Alabama was pretty mediocre as recently as ‘07 and was considered inferior to Georgia as recently as the day of the ‘08 game.

TidePrideGA

December 4th, 2009
12:44 pm

TIDE AMNESIA??? Ok, Go SEC…but these Tide fans are crawling from under the woodpile after a 10 year hibernation…how quickly they forget just how bad they were from 2000 thru 2006 they went 46-40!! Mike Dubose’s last season went 3-8…Francione 17-8 and went to Texas A&M…then STRIPPERGATE – Mike Dubose made Bama the laughing stock of college football…then Shula was an impressive 26-23…first year Saban was 7-6…be humble my friends, what goes around comes around!! Go Dawgs!!

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No doubt we had our lean times, all programs do. I am very respectful to UGA and the program Richt has built. I think he will get it back on track. I just love Bama like you love UGA.. No disrespect intended.

AUBURN

December 4th, 2009
12:45 pm

Also, UGA can keep dreaming if they think Muschamp is coming. For crying out loud, he’s got the HC job already locked at TEXAS. Anyone who thinks he’d leave for a DC spot ANYWHERE is insane.

Cumberland

December 4th, 2009
12:45 pm

Any truth that Damon Evans and Tommy Tubberville were seen eating burgers at the Blind Pig yesterday.

(((((((((((((((((((((((30-24)))))))))))))))))))))))))hahahahahahahahhahahahaahah

TO TIDE PRIDE

December 4th, 2009
12:47 pm

Okay caps off for you Bammer. Yeah, yeah we did lose to Kentucky. I can accept it. I’ll be the first one to tell you Georgia sucks this year. They’ll bounce back, but at least Kentucky isn’t a mountain west team. Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt. The point is, you want to talk junk about Georgia being in the Independence Bowl this year, (we haven’t been since 1991!), that’s fine. But understand your “down years” will be thrown right back at you.

#1DawgFan

December 4th, 2009
12:48 pm

The thing that I find so funny on these Dawg blogs is the fact that we must really be a GREAT program because we always seem to get the bama fans, gator fans, tenn fans, SC fans and just about any other team you care to mention. I NEVER go to another teams blog and never will so why don’t you fans that are not DAWG fans take your A$$ to your blog !!!!

dawgfacedboy

December 4th, 2009
12:49 pm

By the way, how can we be sure that Saban isn’t actually the brains behind the D??

Ed

December 4th, 2009
12:49 pm

You’re probably right about Tuberville, AUBURN, but who knows, maybe he misses coaching and doesn’t have any decent head coaching offers at this time. In that case a few good years as the Georgia DC might help restart his career.

santa cruz dawg

December 4th, 2009
12:49 pm

What? Get a clue
Smart will make up his own mind, never the less we will get someone great. UGA has the funds and Richt is a great boss, just look how many coaches stay long term with him.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
12:49 pm

Carrying the nutty idea further, hire Tuberville as DC and Spurrier as OC.

What the Huck!

December 4th, 2009
12:49 pm

For all of you non-literate Alabama fans out there, Bill King said that it would be a “less than lateral” move, aknowledging the fact that you have a superior program at the present time. And if you want to talk aboy ancient history as well. But remember that things can change in a hurry–in both directions. Two years ago Bama was 6-6 and lost to La. Monroe….but my purpose is not to bash the Tide, with whom I have no quarrel, but to exlplain why Kirby Smart would consider a lateral move. For one thing, it is just like Bear Bryant said when he left Texas A & M after pledging to be there “forever.” “Mama called.” There is a lot to be said for coming home to your Alma Mater. Kirby is also married to a former Georgia basketball player. There ties to Athens are certainly stronger than their ties to Tuscaloosa, no matter how much he might like Dreamland’s ribs. Secondly, as long as he is Nick Saban’s defensive coordinator, Saban will get credit for the sucess of teh defense. Thirdly, Saban is a hard man to work for. Richt is anything but. Even though Smart is on his third stop with Saban his overbearing personality could be wearing thin. And Smart is not among the highest paid coordinators in the conference so if we are serious about upgrading the program we coiuld make him a financial offer he couldn’t refuse.
And to my Alabama friends, if you don’t beat Florida tomorrow Georgia’s second-tier program will have played for as many BCS titles as you have this decade and will have won two more SEC Championships….and I believe our head-to-head record since Richt arrived is 3-1. We have the 3.

Nota mutt

December 4th, 2009
12:51 pm

Alert Alert Alert…….another mutt just got arrested. Charges are being determined. If none ….it is good for the police to keep in practice!!

TidePrideGA

December 4th, 2009
12:52 pm

Okay caps off for you Bammer. Yeah, yeah we did lose to Kentucky. I can accept it. I’ll be the first one to tell you Georgia sucks this year. They’ll bounce back, but at least Kentucky isn’t a mountain west team. Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt. The point is, you want to talk junk about Georgia being in the Independence Bowl this year, (we haven’t been since 1991!), that’s fine. But understand your “down years” will be thrown right back at you.

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Well I would be happy to throw any down years you have had right back in your face. No doubt we have had our lean years, but Saban has done a nice job in his three years in T-Town. I for one anticipate the rivalry with you guys to only get better. After all the only thing that really matters is beating that cow college on the other end of the state.

zorba

December 4th, 2009
12:52 pm

Smart and Pollack = dynamic energetic duo. Bring ‘em on board!

kauai dawg

December 4th, 2009
12:53 pm

In case your wondering. Richt is not following these blogs for his guidance. He is much smarter than that. He will do the right thing so just trust him. Tough week on him letting good men and friends go so just give him a chance to catch his breath and you will be proud. Go DAWGS!

AUBURN

December 4th, 2009
12:53 pm

Where were all these bama fans from 1997-2006? I didn’t see or hear a word from them. All of the sudden they’re everywhere as if nothing happened.

PDAWG

December 4th, 2009
12:53 pm

This is exciting!!! I think that this firing and now hiring has the potential to do great great things for the Dawgs. Changing the old guard on D sends a big message of change. It gives us the chance to get a coordinator with some credibility, and the ability to come in and shake things up. I have been off the Richt wagon for the last two years, but no one can deny this guys ability to recruit out of the south. I think we are getting the best of both worlds with this change. I think TCUs Dick Bumpas would be perfect for the job. He is so innovative and given the chance to work with the athletes UGA attracts would be a dream. One of the things Bumpas is heralded for doing is turning running backs that aren’t seeing the field into excellent players on the defensive side of the ball (we have plenty of backs that would make great candidates). I say bring in Bumpas, let him turn Samuel into a D-End, and lets go put the hurt on some folks next year.

TSteaks

December 4th, 2009
12:54 pm

I’ll take the job as DC. There are only four things the players need to be taught and we’re back on track:
1. Put your arms around they guy to tackle him.
2. If your job on a play is to stay at home, then stay at home.
3. If you’re a saftey, then their is no one else behind you, so don’t let a receiver by you.
4. The reveiver isn’t covered if you are 10 yards away from him.

bamadawg

December 4th, 2009
12:54 pm

TidePrideGA…OK, I just get beat up in Orange Beach from all the Bama and Auburn fans and damn gator fans living so clsoe to PCola… As a true Dawg, I have to pull for Bama in the SECCG and in the National Title game…good luck…beat them Gators!

KennesawDAWG

December 4th, 2009
12:56 pm

If Coach Gardner left that would mostly suck! Does anyone know where Coach G is thinking about going?? What defensive recruits would we loose? Robey? Rogers? MORE??

DawgKnowsBest

December 4th, 2009
12:57 pm

I just hope Bama wins tomorrow so I don’t have to pull for Florida in the Championship again. I still have a bad taste in my mouth from last year.

richard cranium

December 4th, 2009
12:58 pm

Can the new coach keep UGAg players out of jail..??

unbiased volfan

December 4th, 2009
1:00 pm

Heard Garner to Memphis or Louisville as DC…just rumors though

CatsFly

December 4th, 2009
1:00 pm

My sources tell me there has been serious contact with the “Big Daddy” defensive assistant HC at UNC who was such a great recruiter of defenses at OKlahoma and who recruited Marvin Austin and the other big-time defensive players now on UNC’s team. Anyone else heard this?

Nuscrypt

December 4th, 2009
1:01 pm

David Pollack needs to be a coach at UGA! DT, DE, or LB, it doesn’t really matter. In a few years, when Kirby Smart is hired away from UGA to be the new head coach at Tennessee, Auburn, or LSU, Pollack will be the new DC for the Dawgs and eventual replacement for HOF and multi time national champion head coach Mark Richt.

TSteaks

December 4th, 2009
1:02 pm

For the new coach to keep players out of jail, we will need to Make Sonny Purdue the DC. Pardons before every practice.

Bo Williams

December 4th, 2009
1:03 pm

The defensive guru at UNC is Coach Blake. He has been called by some analysts as the best recruiter in America. I hear he is loyal to Butch, but his name was linked with the NY Giants or some other team last season. It would be a big-time “git” for UGa.

George G.

December 4th, 2009
1:05 pm

The fact that Georgia fans even throw Tuberville’s name into that mix is mind-boggling. That’s like saying that Charlie Weis is going to go to LSU to become a WR Coach. It’s beneath him, and if you all weren’t such mindless homers, you’d realize that.

jack bull

December 4th, 2009
1:06 pm

i believe most on here have forgotten how much turmoil it causes when a coach is let go and when a new one is hired. most thought we could just get rid of willie and fabs and it be done with… not the case.. rodney is gone, as well. and this, will hurt,,BAD!!! kids love him, he takes them in as his own. he’ll probably end up at auburn or tenn, and out recruit us year in and year out…

no matter who we get, it will take a couple of years to get things straight, and i hope everyone is happy with that…especially if it’s smart, who runs the 3-4, instead of the 4-3 that we’ve been doing for so many years…i just dont see brandon wood or deangelo tyson being big enough to be a nose guard…

but, like last years election, everyone wanted change, and there’s always a 50-50 shot at it being worse than it was…just a thought…

GO DAWGS…

bamadawg

December 4th, 2009
1:06 pm

Delbert D.—–Carrying the nutty idea further, hire Tuberville as DC and Spurrier as OC
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LMAO…you the man!

also “Nuscrypt ” you got it dead on!!! Please let this happen!!

Bogie

December 4th, 2009
1:07 pm

Hire anything in the universe as DC, even an ole hog, but don’t hire Tuberville….what a real looser!

MR had collected a group of friends to coach around him and that is always a bad idea…!

Hope there are more changes to come

mike addington

December 4th, 2009
1:07 pm

I’d be surprised to see anyone with good credentials coming to GA after Mark richt’s obivious faults coming to light. First, he had to figure out clock management, then it took him 7 years to teach receivers how to catch the football–anybody want to argue we would have won the NC in Greenie’s years if the receivers had just caught half of his passes. Now it’s take Richt 4 years to figure out Martinez and gang couldn’t coach. Richt is too slow to keep up with the rest of the SEC EAst. Sorry to say, I used to like the guy but the evidence is plain to see. I do think ol’ Pollack might be a good addition to the staff if we could keep him and Richt from hugging each other all day. He would at least add some fire to the fight.

Don Foltz

December 4th, 2009
1:08 pm

Coach Garner has been the most valuable member of Coach Richt’s staff and it would be a big loss what with his recruiting ability. Really hope he stays.

bamadawg

December 4th, 2009
1:09 pm

Rodney Garner will be the new HC at KSU when Dooley gets the program started next year and then move on to a big time HC position as he turns out a winning program…He can also develop talent for UGA at a sister university…maybe???

jack bull

December 4th, 2009
1:09 pm

i know for a fact that tuberville didn’t put in much time at the office when he was the HC, much less a DC.. throw his name off the list..along with bumpas, he’s not going anywhere..

Dostoyevskiy

December 4th, 2009
1:10 pm

I don’t think UGa could lure Blake away from UNC. They can pay me as much as UGa, and his current outstanding defensive players are underclassmen. They look to be even much better on defense next year than this year. This is all just my opinion obviously.

MarkTwain

December 4th, 2009
1:12 pm

Bama fans- don’t expect Saban to match a 750,000+ offer for Smart. He’ll let him go and develop another young and hungry. Georgia fans- I will be shocked if Georgia spends this kind of money because they never have before (but should). I’m not as familiar with Georgia’s financial situation, but that Forbe’s article last year about Bama’s financial picture and the money Saban brought in was unbelievable. Hard to imagine Georgia is much better than that. If anybody has actually seen Kirby working up close like I have, you tell me where Georgia is going to fill the disciplinarian role. Kirby recruits, teaches, and motivates the hell out of kids, but Richt cannot be the “bad cop” role that Saban is to Kirby.

jack bull

December 4th, 2009
1:12 pm

not many great players make great coaches…probably can count them on one hand..they get too frustrated when guys don’t/can’t produce like they once did…

Dawg Nation

December 4th, 2009
1:15 pm

ONLY DIFFERENCE B/T UGA AND BAMA IS THAT WE LOOSE TO GATORS DURING THE SEADON YOU LOOSE TO THEM AT THE END OF THE SEASON. GO DAWGS!!

Say It Ain't So.

December 4th, 2009
1:16 pm

Chris Ball of Washington State University is thinking about an offer to come to the UGA

mike addington

December 4th, 2009
1:22 pm

what I heard, and maybe Pollack can verify, is that the reason BVG left was that he gave Richt an ultimatum that either Martinez had to go or he (BVG) was leaving.

how2fish

December 4th, 2009
1:23 pm

TidePrideGA I agree Coach Saban and your guys going 12-0 TWO years in a row is a Hell of a great job of coaching…however until you win AT least the one SEC championship and fix that pesky little problem of getting blown out by UTAH…please just stop with the National Power crap..again win and then talk and I promise we will be listening when you do….Hell I let the Gators spew..because they have earned the right.and that pains me to no end.

TSteaks

December 4th, 2009
1:26 pm

MarkTwain, to fill you in on UGA’s financial situation, it is one of only about five athletic departments in the country that make money overall versus loosing money. They can afford to pay, but what they are willing to pay remains to be seen.

Brucemac

December 4th, 2009
1:26 pm

Just so all you Bammers understand, Saban cannot keep coaches no matter what the talent or status. The reason is he abuses his coaches and is an arrogant ego maniac. Kirby Smart will run to Athens if the money is right. CMR knows how to treat people.

Decatur Boy

December 4th, 2009
1:27 pm

Anybody that talks bad about Mike Bobo simply has no clue what they’re talking about. It’s simply stupid to blame the turnovers on the coach. That’s plain idiotic. I read some research that showed that as bad as things may seemed, the Dogs had the most effiecient offense in the SEC in 2009. Our offense will be fine with so much experience and talent returning.

St. Simons Police Dept.

December 4th, 2009
1:27 pm

The St. Simons, Ga., Police Department is seeking the public’s help in a missing persons case. An unidentified individual wearing black hosiery and yellow fright wig was spotted hurling himself off the Downtown Pier shortly before midnight on the night of Nov. 28, 2009. Passers-by reported the “man” as screaming “45-42!” shortly before hitting the water. If any member of the public has information that would help in finding this person, please keep it to yourself.

TidePrideGA

December 4th, 2009
1:31 pm

TidePrideGA I agree Coach Saban and your guys going 12-0 TWO years in a row is a Hell of a great job of coaching…however until you win AT least the one SEC championship and fix that pesky little problem of getting blown out by UTAH…please just stop with the National Power crap..again win and then talk and I promise we will be listening when you do….Hell I let the Gators spew..because they have earned the right.and that pains me to no end.

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I understand, no disrespect intended. I just don’t think Smart will leave Bama. I think that he is very loyal to Saban for giving him the shot he has. He has Alabama connections, his dad is originally from Dothan. I know he is married to a former UGA athlete. I have just heard too much stuff about some of the issues that went on when he was here in 05. I think Richt and Smart are completely opposite philosophy wise and that led to trouble.

joe

December 4th, 2009
1:32 pm

BOOBOO is NOT going anywhere. When your father-in-law is vince dooley do you think for a minute richt will fire him?? richt is gutless. He fears loss of his job.

The call by BOOBOO in the tech game on 3rd down would have been disatrous. As it was, we had to kick a field goal. Why not keep running wiley and king??

BOOBOO is out of his league. And we all know why he is where he is.

I am surprised we have not heard derrick dooley’s name for something. dooley is gone–let him stay gone.

He was not all that great a coach.

Urban Meyer to NFL?...

December 4th, 2009
1:34 pm

This rumor is the one everybody believes the most–he’s headed to the NFL without Timmy Tebow, CBS Sports says so:
http://www.cbssports.com/columns/story/12585042/meyer-going-to-nfl-believe-it-numbskulls

Change Is Good

December 4th, 2009
1:34 pm

Congrats to Coach Richt on making a very tough decision and best of luck to the coaches who are leaving.

Tuberville would make an interesting DC given his success at U of Miami and AUB. His D background would make a nice counter to Richt’s O background…”The Riverboat Gambler” meets “The Tanned Iceman”.

Problem is, any success would certainly draw plenty of HC offers for Tuberville.

We’ll see.

The Idiot

December 4th, 2009
1:38 pm

I believe they’re ALL true.

Urban Meyer to NFL?

December 4th, 2009
1:39 pm

Alphare

December 4th, 2009
1:46 pm

People, do understand bowl games had a different meaning in the old days, it was a show rewarding your regular season success. So a champ losing a show game is no big deal in those days.

Back to Georgia’s DC search. In the big picture, Georgia is looking for somebody who can beat Florda. Can Kirby Smart do it? He did not beat Florida last year. Let’s see if he can do it tomorrow. Then you will know if you really want him.

I understand seeking Tuberville’s service as DC is delusional. But he is the one who can beat FL.

BTW, Muschamp was not that great at Auburn.

Knuckle Sandwich

December 4th, 2009
1:47 pm

Bill Goldberg for DC

ADVANCED HOME SECURITY

December 4th, 2009
1:48 pm

Bring on Van Gorder! It’s true he may be gone in 2 years! That going to be the case with any really good DC, unless you promise them a head coaching job.

Spike

December 4th, 2009
1:50 pm

Where do I fax my resume?

Quincy Carter

December 4th, 2009
1:52 pm

What people fail to understand is we are GEORGIA. We are so good, all we have to do is call. We win national titles like humans breathe air. I can’t see why the DC’s at the top 3 teams in the country wouldn’t want to take a pay cut and the same position at UGA. What idiots they must be.

GO DAWGS

December 4th, 2009
1:54 pm

Hey WHAT 12 national titles is wrong !!!!!!!!!!!!! Check the history yall finished 3rd in SEC one year and claimed to be National Champs along with the Birmingham News giving yall titles,thats a joke 12 titles only 6 or 7 maybe just maybe legit.When the last time you even won SEC title?????????????????????????

UGA Grad

December 4th, 2009
1:55 pm

Rumor just heard, UGA isn’t playing tommorow……………..what a shocker. Next year with a QB who will not have played in a game in almost two years will be our year for a National Title!!!!

GaGator

December 4th, 2009
1:55 pm

News flash, Georgia comes in second to the Gators again. Florida will probably lose Charlie Strong, one of the top 5 DC in the country to become a head coach at Louisville.
And I’ll bet dollars to donuts that the best available DC would go to Florida before ever considering UGA. Just some food for thought.

ADVANCED HOME SECURITY

December 4th, 2009
1:58 pm

It sounds like Alabama fans are getting worried that Kirby might be coming home!

gdawginkalamazoo

December 4th, 2009
2:00 pm

Florida takes the title again Saturday. QB is the difference.

Maybe after this weekend we have an idea of which way Richt will be going with this. Usually you aren’t going to fire somebody without having an idea of who you will be talking to or what direction you would want to take it.

dead dog

December 4th, 2009
2:03 pm

I heard that Tiny Tim will be joing the dawgs staff soon.

He will be the new defensive coordinator.

Seems he lives in Shreveport and was instrumental in getting the dawgs a bid to the bowl game there. the booger eaters classic.

NCGator!

December 4th, 2009
2:12 pm

dead dog – Your comments make zero sense! Are you on drugs?

TSteaks

December 4th, 2009
2:13 pm

GaGator, your mullet must be on too tight. No one wants to live in Gainsville.

DawgKnowsBest

December 4th, 2009
2:17 pm

Breaking News: Tim Tebow say down for lunch today and broke Urban Meyer’s nose.

Lateral

December 4th, 2009
2:21 pm

Georgia has beaten Alabama 3 out of the last 4 meetings and has won 2 SECC since Alabama won their last championship 10 years ago. We had a down year this year but Alabama isn’t the team that cheated their way through the ’60s and ’70s.

DawgBite

December 4th, 2009
2:24 pm

I remember the year I liked Alabama. It was the year the won the NC, when Forrest Gump was running back kickoffs for them.

gdawginkalamazoo

December 4th, 2009
2:29 pm

It should be a great game tomorrow. Both these coaches get their teams ready to play smashmouth football, every single time they step on the field. I was glad to see that Richt had the dawgs that way for the Tech game. I wish he could do that every game next year. With a new DC I think he will. Starts with the defense.

1eyedJack

December 4th, 2009
2:30 pm

I want an old, grizzeled, stocky, bald-headed guy who’s not afraid to get the skin knocked off his forehead in pregame warmups!

gdawginkalamazoo

December 4th, 2009
2:32 pm

The only thing that matters in college football is winning. Titles from years past mean nothing except a trophy in the case. They have no bearing on winning or losing the next game. None. Unless you are Florida and defending the NC you have got nothing to brag about.

GO DAWGS

December 4th, 2009
2:43 pm

Florida wins because they have better QB and defense!!! Tebow will not allow the Gators to lose.Maybe next year yall red necks from Bama will have a chance then again NOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rx-dawg

December 4th, 2009
2:45 pm

Please, Please Please do not go off the deep end for Smart. Saban is a defensive guru, and while I am sure Smart has picked something up, I am not willing to hitch our dreams to someone who has as little gameplan design experience as Smart. I can guarantee you Smart has next to nothing to do with that defense. Look at what Saban did with Major Applewhite and you’ll understand. Bob Sanders worries me because as DL coach for the Bills, he is leading a group that is surrendering the most rushing yards per game in the NFL.

1eyedJack

December 4th, 2009
2:46 pm

With crazy eyes….

GoDawgs

December 4th, 2009
2:47 pm

our offense has been great since Bobo took over. People need to shut up about him leaving. He knew what he had this year and he had a QB that wasn’t going to stretch the field. Our offense has been 100% better since he took over play calling from Richt. Everybody forgets that our Defense won games 2002-2004 and our offense struggled a lot of the time.

AltamahaDawg

December 4th, 2009
2:51 pm

Why on earth would VanGorder come back and ruin his 49-0 career mark at Georgia?

BULLDOG MOM

December 4th, 2009
2:53 pm

GEORGIA IS CHALLENGING FLORIDA. WE ARE RECRUITING LIKE A BANDIT IN FLORIDA. TEBOW IS A ONE IN A LIFE-TIME PLAYER, BUT HE IS LEAVING. WE WILL NOT LIKELY SEE HIS LIKES FOR A LONG TIME. WE HAD A BAD YEAR. WE WILL HAVE A MUCH BETTER SITUATION AT QB NEXT YEAR AND HOPEFULLY THE DEFENSE WILL BE IMPROVED. GO DAWGS.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
2:57 pm

Randy Cross just dissed the strength and conditioning program at Georgia on 680theFan. Also, he asked fans to show up at the Dome early to watch the T-shirt warmups and look at the well-defined bodies of the players on both teams.

Now that I read that, that seems a little bit ….weird.

hatfieldgeoff

December 4th, 2009
2:59 pm

Bama fans Like to include those ones from the 1920s and 1930s. Back then there were about 6 news services awarding national championships. If you count those you can add another two or three NC for UGA as well.

45ACP

December 4th, 2009
3:00 pm

Jim Donnan said that Sal Sunseri, Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers, Alabama is the guy.
Played MLB at Pittsburgh in the early 80’s.

hatfieldgeoff

December 4th, 2009
3:01 pm

Sounds like Randy Cross is recruiting for Tennessee. Get them all sweaty and excited and in dark room and rip their shirts off and rolling around the floor. I guess that is a Vol Pile.

CaliDogg

December 4th, 2009
3:02 pm

I’d go with Suzanne Yoculan, but, that not being likely…..

On the Kirby Smart and the “lateral move” or not hoopla, why is it that people always want to look at a snapshot rather than actually analyze a situation in depth.

No way Kirby Smart would come to UGA? Really? Because, right NOW in time, ALA is playing better football than UGA? And no one would ever consider going to a struggling program (and, again, if UGA is a struggling program, I don’t know where that puts most of the rest of the teams in the nation)? To re-build a defense? To “Call the Junkyard Dogs” back to the Dog House?

[BTW, I personally like that image and think UGA should consider adopting it as a calling card and rallying cry for the UGA defensive side of the ball for the future.]

Uh, let me see. What shape was Alabama in when Nick Saban agreed to take the job?

End of discussion.

This (the UGA DC position) is a fabulous opportunity (for Kirby Smart or any other young, ambitious DC candidate). To get credit for rebuilding the Junkyard Dogs? With the offensive talent UGA’s got (assuming we can find a QB on the shelf since none of them has actually played any significant downs in the past year), rebuilding the defense could be THE key (or, at least, seen as the key) to UGA’s rise back to the upper echelons of the SEC and national football scene. Hey, this was a pre-season No. 1 team only one (football) year ago.

Who knows what’s going to happen or who’s coming to town. But, suffice it to say, riding to the rescue of a team with UGA Dogs’ pedigree is a very attractive opportunity for many, many coaches. Nothing would surprise me but, then again, it probably will.

45ACP

December 4th, 2009
3:04 pm

Yeah Delbert, I heard that too.
Randy Cross has never liked UGA.

HH

December 4th, 2009
3:14 pm

Every man has his price. Wave enough money in front of Kirby Smart’s face, and he will be your man, especially if Saban has him muzzled. Money talks. As one of my friends says, “There are very few problems money will not solve.”

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
3:14 pm

45ACP – I thought Sal “the pal” was doing a 3 to 5 stint at Leavenworth.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
3:17 pm

HH – Was your friend with the Chicago, Miami or New Orleans wise guys?

45ACP

December 4th, 2009
3:18 pm

Delbert – Wromg Sal I believe.
Did you hear Donnan say that about Sal to UGA on 680 the Fan today?

45ACP

December 4th, 2009
3:18 pm

Wrong, spell check please.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
3:19 pm

Take my wommack, please! Yuk-yuk-yuk…

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
3:20 pm

45ACP – No, I missed that part. I was out with my grandson and just caught the Cross part on the way home.

robodawg

December 4th, 2009
3:21 pm

Would love Garner to stick around. His DL remains our strength on defense. If he leaves, I hope it’s for a HC job and not a lateral move just for the sake of change. Especially if he went to one of our rivals!

icedawg

December 4th, 2009
3:23 pm

The Dawgs really “stunk” it up this year on both sides of the ball. Except for the game with the Bugs they were a pretty pathetic bunch. How can one game, the game with the Bugs, indicate that UGA has “turned the corner?” A great year next year is not a foregone conclusion. Richt can get the team back on track but it might not be as easy a fix as coaching personnel changes.

robodawg

December 4th, 2009
3:28 pm

My first choices are Smart and Johnson, but Tuberville wouldn’t be a bad move if he’d take it.

The Rev

December 4th, 2009
3:29 pm

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I’ve been thinking of my record against Florida> I’m glad that most of you are so stupid that you don’t give a damn and you will focus on my average wins a season without taking into account that like ALL elite programs I have had a clear talent edge in at least 8 games a year. I’m glad i got this job in the midst of diminished expectations from you Phi Beta Kappas. Now nobody even cares that we have not played in a Big Game in over 25 years. I didn’t really like firing my buddy because if he stays around all you imbeciles would continue to blame him and not realize the buck stops with me. I’m sure you put up with the 2-8 because of the missionairy positions I’ve been in all over the world. Plus you all KNOW what a GREAT GUY I am. That has been documented everywhere. Plus my botoxed good looks and tan face make me amost pleasant guy to see on commercials. I’m going to be here a long time so any of you naysayers better get used to it. Maybe I can grow old and decrepit like my idol did at FSU.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
3:33 pm

robodawg – I can’t believe you used “Smart” and “Johnson” in the same sentence. That has to be a first for a Dawg fan.

Eldrick

December 4th, 2009
3:35 pm

I want to hear about the “missionairy positions”.

Eldrick

December 4th, 2009
3:36 pm

In fact, I want to be in some missionairy positions.

David

December 4th, 2009
3:45 pm

You can throw names out there, who would not love to coach with Coach Richt. Who is close to 90 wins in 9 years. That is up there with the best programs. OK, Georgia was 7-5 this year; you all tell me how many teams out there can win football games with this: 28 turnover (SEC worst), recover only 2 fumbles (NCAA 4th worst), over 500 penilities (SEC worst) and I loss court. Turnover margin was the second worst in the nation only Miami (Ohio) was worst. Forks, they won 7 games this year maybe 8 with a bowl game in the best football conference in the nation. Give Coach Richt and his coaches some credit, and you bring someone in to make this better it will not take long for UGA to win SEC and national championship like Florida and Alabama are doing today!!!!

clickdawg

December 4th, 2009
3:51 pm

simon, stapleton who ever the _uck you are enough of the obama jokes, remember, we voted for him for the same reasons you didn’t, jerk…

how2fish

December 4th, 2009
3:55 pm

TidePrideGA I agree its a reach that he would leave but we will have to wait and see…after all money doesn’t talk it bloody well screams ! And David STOP IT if you use logic here you will just confound the Vol fans…

Manly

December 4th, 2009
3:59 pm

‘who would not love to coach with Coach Richt’

Anybody who doesn’t full body shave thats who

SOUTHGADAWG88

December 4th, 2009
4:07 pm

We will have some competition for a hot shot DC.FSU,FLA,ND could all be looking for a new DC as well.This thing could turn into a bidding war.Will Evans step up to the plate and pony up the cash?We shall see shortly.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
4:09 pm

Does Evans control that budget or does Darth Adams?

TheRealDawg

December 4th, 2009
4:18 pm

That’s right simon and stapleton, do like clickdawg says or you’ll get Bill King all misty eyed again! We certainly don’t want Bill crying with joy again like on the night the ONE was elected!

WHO?

December 4th, 2009
4:20 pm

Hey WHAT, you should not talk so much and just enjoy how well your team is doing. When was the last SEC championship for Bama anyway, I cant remember it. I do remember UGA winning 2 SEC titles this decade however.

Don’t you enjoy having such a stellar season and then losing the SEC to Florida and then blowing against UTAH, UTAH, I mean really.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
4:26 pm

CBS.com has Georgia playing Iowa State in the bowl as of 12/3. That’s better than playing Texas A&M, who had several embarrassing blowout losses. Iowa State’s biggest losses were Iowa (35-3) and Texas A&M (35-10).

HH

December 4th, 2009
4:28 pm

Enter your comments here

680 fan

December 4th, 2009
4:28 pm

Buck just mentioned Kevin Greene as a possiblitiy at LB coach. Don’t know if there’s any truth to the speculation about his interest in the job. Bill, is Buck just “whistlin’ dixie” on this one?

ellijay dawg

December 4th, 2009
4:30 pm

Keith Brooking. A tough player even though getting too old to play. I know the GT / UGA thing will be a stumbling block but i think it would work in the long run.

ellijay dawg

December 4th, 2009
4:32 pm

Enter your comments here

HH

December 4th, 2009
4:40 pm

Delbert D.: Actually, the Genovese family, New York.

1eyedJack

December 4th, 2009
4:49 pm

NEWS FLASH!!!
The SEC Offices today announced that because of the state of the economy and as a show of solidarity with those who are out of work and suffering, next year’s SEC Media days would see coaches sharing hotel rooms.

One interesting pairing on the preliminary list: Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin and Florida coach Urban Meyer.

680 fan

December 4th, 2009
4:50 pm

Bill,
Just a thought. Do you see Rodney Garner joining the Kiffins at UT? If so, how would that affect recruiting?

*(If this has been addressed before, please excuse the redundancy. Haven’t read the other pages on this blog).

I agree with those who support Coach Garner staying at UGA. He is often mentioned by more knowledgable people than myself, as an outstanding recruiter. I think he would be tough to replace.

Really?

December 4th, 2009
4:51 pm

Delbert D. – so you think playing Iowa State is better than playing Texas A&M even know A&M beat ISU 35-10? How does that math work. BTW A&M hung with and if they had any D would have beat Texas.

North Georgia Dawg

December 4th, 2009
4:53 pm

If the state of Florida needed an enema they would stick in at Gainsville

Coffee Bluff DAWG

December 4th, 2009
4:53 pm

A lot of questions surrouding our D even when a new DC is named. Are Curren & Reshad returning next year & who will fill in for an all senior D line to graduate?

No question about O – it will be loaded with a ton of receivers and 2 RB’s that will RUN THIS STATE next year. The reason Brandon Smith was not used more was his habit of putting the ball on the ground. He’s needs more upper body strength going into next year.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
4:55 pm

Now open for recruiting tranfers…Hofstra drops football.

From si.com: (The university president) “said the 84 players were informed Thursday and were told they can keep their scholarships if they remain at the school. Those who transfer will be eligible to play immediately.”

Hofstra was 5-6 this year. Might be an athlete or two there. Tech has a Colgate transfer backing up Dwyer this year, and he’s played pretty good.

Flo-Ri-Duh!

December 4th, 2009
4:56 pm

Charlie Weis is an offensive coordinator – terrible on defense – which is what just got hime fired.

Flo-Ri-Duh!

December 4th, 2009
4:57 pm

Hire Slick Willie he was pretty good on defense in the Monica case…… and he got off.

Say What?

December 4th, 2009
5:00 pm

The Rev… You know, I looked it up last night and since 1990, no one in the SEC has better than a .500 record against the Gators – Nobody. As a matter of fact, the best record against Florida in the East is Tenneesse with a 6-14 record.

Now I am a Dog fan and I hate the fact that we are 2-8 against Florida. But guess what? So is just about everyone else! As much as I hate it, I have to give props to the Gator’s program. I would have to say that their dominence of the entire SEC is on par with the great sports dynasties of the past. It is just unbelievable what that program has done. (As a Dog fan, I now need to gargle to get that horrible taste out of my mouth!!! LOL!)

So that brings me to your post… If the only measuring stick you are willing to use on a head coach is their win/loss record against Florida these past 10 years, then every team would have a new head coach every year!!!

As for playing in the “big game”, Florida has only played in the NC game twice in the past 10 years (’08 and 06). With their dominate record over, well, EVERYONE, they have only been able to appear in the “big game” twice!

So here is the thing, if the only way you would keep a coach is if he (1) beat Florida, and (2) won the NC every year, then why even follow this sport? It appears to me that you are setting your sights a tad high.

Before you come back that I must not be a “real Dog fan”, I want Georgia to beat Florida and win NCs as bad as you do. All I’m saying is you are setting a bar far too high for anyone to obtain.

shane#1

December 4th, 2009
5:02 pm

45ACP, I remember Sunseri and Herschel meeting in the hole in the Sugar Bowl. Ol’ Herschel won, but it was one hell of a lick. Smart said he would love to return to UGA, but methinks he would love to return as head coach. I don’t think Tubbs is going anywhere untill AU pays him the balence of his buyout. I heard that if Tommy takes another coaching posistion he will void his contract. I would like to see what Tenuta could do with UGA’s DBs and LBs, along with their DEs. The Dawgs D is somewhat undersized, but they have loads of speed and some very good skill posistion players. I would have loved to see Jones or Williams or Rambo blitz the QB from the blind side just once!

EA Sportsman

December 4th, 2009
5:04 pm

Say What? It can be done…..on PS2.

1eyedJack

December 4th, 2009
5:05 pm

118 teams going for the NC and only one can win…..hmmmmm…that would be like….help me nerds…..less than 1%?

Coffee Bluff DAWG

December 4th, 2009
5:16 pm

Say What?,

Good analysis & post. If UF doesn’t experience a drop-off next year after Tebow and Spikes are gone they may be a dynasty. I say they will be good but will have a let down.

Bill King

December 4th, 2009
5:16 pm

680:

I don’t know what the likelihood of Garner returning to UT would be, but I’d hope that he didn’t wind up in the SEC. Of course, any recruits lost by him leaving might be offset by recruits that the new DC and/or recruiting coordinator might bring with them.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
5:22 pm

1eyedJack – let’s see, 1 divided by 118…hey, you can’t divide 1 into 118 parts! That’s too many parts! That would make 1 disappear! And I did pass geonometry.

Is 1% some keyboard code for a curse word?

bigdawg88

December 4th, 2009
5:24 pm

Any chance of getting Blake AND Withers from UNC? Blake seems to do a great job on the line and Withers does a great job on the secondary, and he is the def coord. Their defense did a pretty good job against Tech the last couple of years. Unfortunately, their offense sux.
I don’t care about Butch Davis, it’s gotta help when you’re the top program at a school instead of a sideline until basketball season….
I think if we got Withers he might lure Blake along. But then again, I don’t know them. They may not even like each other.
Who really makes the game plans for the UNC defense? That’s who ought to be the DC here.

Bill King

December 4th, 2009
5:24 pm

680 fan:

I doubt Richt is talking to Buck or anyone else outside the program, so Buck is probably just speculating.

Simon aint no saint

December 4th, 2009
5:28 pm

Hey stafford infection …………go drink some Clorox bleach.

One more thing …………..Jones and Tyson do not make a complete SEC caliber D line. I did not suggest that they are bad ……….they are green and we have no back up depth on the D line and that is Gardner’s fricking problem. I say let him go as the new man will want to recruit his players. Gardner has failed with Reshad Jones and Bryan Evans, Rennie Curran, etc. and their ilk and that little punk Corner back Nicky Robey in South Florida saying he might take a pass if CWM leaves. . Fine let him ……..he is 5′6″ anyway. Small but slow, I’ll bet. Can you see him practicing with Marvleous Marvin Brown or AJ Green??? Too small. See Price Miller # 23. Failure he has been for 4 years. Midget corners we have recruited. Garner’s fault. CWM fault. Gone now. Good.

Obama and Vick??? Failures both. Heck, now we have folks hanging around the White H that no one invited, you idiot. Vick? A thug.

PS …………what JC did you attend anyway???

Uga class of 71 & 73

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
5:31 pm

With Martinez gone and if Gardner leaves, who is going to be able to get into Belle Glade without getting shot and stabbed?

680 fan

December 4th, 2009
5:34 pm

Thanks Bill. It’s kind of an understatement to suggest that these are the most important decisions will make, in regards to his future at UGA. No one can dispute the excellent job he has done in his first 9 years. This one kinda stunk, but at least they beat GT.

Richt’s regime may be starting to crumble just a bit, but that doesn’t mean the walls can’t be rebuilt. UGA must hit a homerun with whatever replacements they bring in to help coach the Dawgs.

Looks like the staff will be very thin for the bowl game. 680 says CWM and the other 2 won’t stay on to coach UGA in bowl. Might be an opportunity for Garner to upgrade his stock at DC.

680 fan

December 4th, 2009
5:34 pm

“at DC” should be as a potential DC.

sowegadawg

December 4th, 2009
5:41 pm

Hire Brent Brock

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
5:43 pm

bigdawg88 – I did some checking:

N. Carolina held Tech to the 4th least total yards this season, 406, although the score was 24-7.

UNC offense got only 154 yds., and time of possession was 42:06 – 17.54, Tech.

Whoa! That 42.06 TOP doesn’t seem to indicate strong defense.

Tech’s best game, ahead of Virginia. Other than the Tech game, UNC was pretty highly ranked.

grandpa peckinpah

December 4th, 2009
5:47 pm

you fire bobo people need to get some damn perspective. our O LED THE SEC in ppg in conference games. that’s games AGAINST SEC DEFENSES. what would make you whiners happy i wonder?

Bill King

December 4th, 2009
5:52 pm

What:

By the criteria you use to claim 12 national championships for Bama, UGA has five.

redandblackblood

December 4th, 2009
5:54 pm

How many SEC championships has Alabama won this decade? I believe they are 2 behind UGA. How many top 10 finishes has alabama had in this decade… UGA has many more. Yes Alabama has had 2 good years in a row now… Does that make it superior? Forbes ranks UGA as the 3rd most valuable football program in america… Alabama is 6 th… Alabama to UGA is a lateral move..

1eyedJack

December 4th, 2009
5:56 pm

Thanks Delbert…I thought I was having trouble with my adding….it’s alright now.

Staffordinfection

December 4th, 2009
5:58 pm

Hey old man,
Do you you misspell peoples names on purpose or are you senile already at the ripe young age of 60. Your nonsensical ramblings only further prove my point. Which was that this blog has nothing to do with vick or obama, so get off it. From now on when annoying gnats from north ave. claim all uga fans are dumb rednecks I will fondly think of you and the rest of your contemporaries who attended UGA before MY great school grew to scholastic prominence. What were the requirements for acceptance in your day? A heartbeat? And to answer your question: UGA b.b.a ‘04 j.d. ‘07. So next time your neighbor calls the cops on you for wandering around the neighborhood naked spewing racial epithets, give me a call old boy, I’ll gladly represent any fellow dawg fan!

Gen Neyland has returned

December 4th, 2009
5:58 pm

Rumor has it that Urban Myer has accepted a multi year deal with Lane Kiffen to not kick his a– for 10 of the next 10 years in football.

Also, UT lands the top 10 players from Folsom Prison and San Quentin. SAT test scores were waived, as they have already taken their “tests” in the big house. HAHAHAHAHA

Coffee Bluff DAWG

December 4th, 2009
6:09 pm

Where is simon when a DAWG needs some comic relief? Did a big bad Bulldog intimidate the immature turkey in ATL last Sat?

Stafford Infection

December 4th, 2009
6:14 pm

I dine for lunch with plenty of lawyers in a well known downtown club on Piedmont, so you can go get my drinks tonight and watch my former UGA cheerleader wife and me dine there and have a blast. Difference in the two of us is that you are not a UGA man ………….only lying to make your Marxist points about THE JOKER and Barry O. He is toast anyway, politically speaking.2010 will bring huge winds of conservative changes, baby.

As for SAT scores before they dumbed it down for um, ah urban morons, in the 1990s, a 1100+ would get you in either Tech or Vandy or Tulane or UGA. I made 1140 in 66. I also made a lot of money as a well known business man for the last 35+ years.

I dine well, dress well, live well and look even better and my wife STILL TURNS heads. I live in Dunwoody on the Hooch. have for 33 years. My home is oh so nice. You? You are not even a college man. Your mom supports you and actually you love Reggie Ball, another like intellect.

I have to go …………..shrimp boil tonight at our CC and dancing with the old gals and pals from the late 6os and early 70s at UGA. They would only ask you to fetch their scotch.

Bye bye wanna be a success.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
6:15 pm

Those Houlgate, Dunkel and Williamson polls sound like some settlement mediated by a law firm.

1eyedJack

December 4th, 2009
6:20 pm

Did I hear somebody call for comic relief?

Bladder Infection

December 4th, 2009
6:23 pm

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity” – Dale Carnegie

1eyedJack

December 4th, 2009
6:31 pm

….it’s a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart.- Ulysses Everett McGill

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
6:39 pm

“You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity.”
——-Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story

45ACP

December 4th, 2009
6:41 pm

Kirby Smart is 33 years old. Coach Richt is 49/50? If UGA gets him and he does well maybe a coach in waiting deal could be worked out. Hell I don’t know, just thinking, aimlessly I might ad.

45ACP

December 4th, 2009
6:43 pm

“when swaping kicks with a jackass, don’t expect to win”.
My Grandfather.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
6:45 pm

“Your mother is a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries… now go away before I taunt you a second time!”

—Monty Python and the Holy Grail

FL Dawg

December 4th, 2009
6:47 pm

Coach Richt is a high profile coach with many contacts throughout CFB and the NFL. It may be Smart, Tubberville or whoever you would like to see. I am also sure that Richt has someone in mind and when the time is right he will let all of th Bulldawg faithful know who the man is for the job.

Just a few cases in point, Richt and Tubberville are apparently friends as are Richt and Tony Dungy are friends as well (remember back in the early fall when Dungy was in Athens for the Dad event. Heck, maybe Dungy was there for an interview). Just kidding, but my point being, Richt has some good contacts and will provide a solid coordinator for this program. It may not be who you want, but I believe he will make a very solid choice.

45ACP

December 4th, 2009
6:50 pm

Delbert – you may have opened the flood gates by quoting Monty Python.

Roger the Shrubber was not happy with you guys after the win in 2008.

1eyedJack

December 4th, 2009
6:51 pm

Always remember to drink upstream from the herd” – Some old cowboy dude…maybe Gabby Hayes.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
6:54 pm

45ACP – Okay, I promise not to quote anymore, really. I can resist almost anything but temptation.

Oops —– That’s from Crazy in Alabama

1eyedJack

December 4th, 2009
6:56 pm

We ain’t one-at-a-timin’ here. We’re MASS communicating! – Pappy O’Daniel

45ACP

December 4th, 2009
7:01 pm

Quote on my fellow bloggers!

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
7:04 pm

“You have the brain of a five-year-old child, and they must have been pleased to get rid of it.”

–Who else but Groucho Marx

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
7:07 pm

45ACP – Remind me of this in 359 days, for some clean, old-fashioned hate:

“What is best in life? To crush your enemies. To see them driven before you. And to hear the lamentations of their women…”

—Conan the Barbarian

1eyedJack

December 4th, 2009
7:07 pm

1eyedJack

December 4th, 2009
7:09 pm

I want to rape his women and eat his children – Mike Tyson

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
7:10 pm

Yep, Duck Soup…

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
7:13 pm

These are from my Power Point slides from when I was a famous motivational speaker. The last one I did in Kansas City, well Mark Mangino was there, and he took it way too far.

1eyedJack

December 4th, 2009
7:14 pm

Where are nerds from Booger Eater Institute?

Coffee Bluff DAWG

December 4th, 2009
7:15 pm

Yeah, I called for comic relief. simons was always there after a UGA loss with his comments – i.e. the sheriff will rip UGA a new one, GT will dominate a has-been UGA program for the next decade, etc.

Pretty funny stuff.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
7:16 pm

“Whot we have heah..is a fail-yuh to cumune’kate”

1eyedJack

December 4th, 2009
7:44 pm

I feel a special report coming on.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2009
7:47 pm

Do it, Jack!

1eyedJack

December 4th, 2009
8:00 pm

Delbert, check Schultz blog….more bugs over there.

RamBone

December 4th, 2009
8:33 pm

Manny Diaz? That’s some good research you’re doing!

atlanta dawg

December 4th, 2009
9:20 pm

What!! Please crawl back to your backward state and stop making comments on UGA Blogs. What are you a Moran with nothing else to do… Oh thats right your from Alabama and what else is there to do over there.

Pulaski Dawg

December 4th, 2009
9:31 pm

Seriously, I love Alabama’s history and the Bear Bryant era when I was a kid. Realistically though, the seventies when you could have 175 players and 50% of those couldn’t read or write are over. The playing field has leveled with the 85 limit and entrance requirements. Again, I’m still fond of Alabama but realistically with the current rules the National Championships will be spaced more evenly. The days of riding down dirt rodes and plunking a big strong farmhand onto a college team are over.

Jimmy

December 4th, 2009
9:32 pm

HEY WHAT READ THIS!

December 4th, 2009
12:23 pm

Great post.
Not much response from the Bama “12 national titles” morons when hit with facts.

LifelongDawg

December 4th, 2009
9:49 pm

I’d take Tuberville in a NY second. Automatic cachet to a team that desperately need to imrove, and grow proud, quickly.

lt crk

December 4th, 2009
11:18 pm

what about fired memphis coach tommy west who is an excellent defensive coach and also is from the gainesville area

ncdawg95

December 4th, 2009
11:25 pm

I do not think we will be pleasantly surprised with the new DC (and I hope I am wrong). I believe that Richt will bring in FSU’s Chuck Amato as the new DC. They go way back, are part of the Bowden diaspora, and Amato and Fisher don’t get along. I don’t believe for a minute that Richt will bring in someone who could replace him as head coach, now or in the future. Again, hope I’m wrong, but I see choice #1 being Chuck Amato, and choice #2 being Van Gorder (precisely because he is unstable yet coaches good defense).

gatorman

December 5th, 2009
12:00 am

I hope Van Gorder comes to town; he had a losing record against the Gators

lazlodawg

December 5th, 2009
12:34 am

Stafford Infection, I call BS. You write in a manner of someone much younger, less refined and less educated than you claim to be. Then again maybe you’re just an a$$.

Bladder Infection

December 5th, 2009
1:24 am

Lazlo, How does someone write “young?” I am 27, yet i’m one you could easily find many successful authors, poets, speechwriters etc. who are younger than I. Secondly, I do not recall ever claiming to be refined; my only claim was of the extent to which this other gentleman was an old-guard uga redneck that I so often hear about. Lastly, I did not claim any educational level until asked and then provoked. So . . . it seems that you are the a$$.

Bladder Infection

December 5th, 2009
1:25 am

excuse me ‘ i’m sure you could easily…’ I would not want to make a syntax error, lest the great lazlo call me on it.

bigdawg88

December 5th, 2009
1:30 am

Delbert, I read your post wrong, and I respectively have to disagree with you. If the other team holds the ball for 42 minutes and only scores 24 points, I think that’s a success for the defense and a problem with the offense. GT had the ball less than that against us and scored the same number of points. UNC also had 3 turnovers leading to 10 points. How many teams would even be close with 17 rushing yards (UNC rushing)? Yes, they allowed 317 rushing yards, but the two touchdowns didn’t come until the fourth quarter – AFTER the defense was worn out. And they forced three punts. One TD drive was only 38 yards due to TO, the other only 15 yards (field goal). The last TD drive in the 4th qtr was 8:15. If UNC had an offense like ours, what do you think the score would have been? And I don’t think the defensive recruits at UNC are ranked as high as ours. Imagine what that staff could bring in here, and what they could do with our players?
And let’s not talk about last year when they beat them 24-7.

I still vote for Withers and Blake from UNC!!

The Yellow Jackets forced three turnovers and held UNC to just eight first downs and 17 rushing yards. the Yellow Jackets held North Carolina (3-1, 0-1) to 154 yards on only 44 plays. Dwyer had 159 yds on 19 carries. Nesbit 89 yards on 32 carries.

bigdawg88

December 5th, 2009
1:58 am

Don’t know about Manny Diaz. A little too young and unproven. Plus it’s just FCS ball. He might make a good DB assistant though.

Darla

December 5th, 2009
9:19 am

No coach who’s worth having will go to Athens and coach the thugs and goons who play there.

bulldawg brian

December 5th, 2009
10:32 am

hey What i got one word for you UTAH nuff said..

bulldawg brian

December 5th, 2009
10:40 am

i also have noticed something about bama fans they are always quick to go to their past accomplishments i wonder why? maybe because they have no real sucsess now. they are the notre dame of the south.. but we use to be good look see…JUST SHUT UP YOU BACK WOODS INBREAD COUSIN LOVIN MORONS!!!

Larissa

December 6th, 2009
9:58 am

Hey you bulldog fans. Be careful, oranges are falling from the sky! One might hit your dawg and kill it.

Oh wait, one already did! Oh, that’s so funny. Well, maybe not for the poor stupid mutt.

Edman

December 6th, 2009
12:19 pm

Larissa, karma is a b*tch just like you.

Colorado Dawg

December 6th, 2009
10:01 pm

I didn’t read every post, so my apologies if this is a repeat, but my understanding is that some people close to the inner workings of the program are saying that a contract is being finalized with Tommy Tuberville as the new DC. Additionally, CMR is going to retake his role as OC and make Bobo the QB coach again.

Crimson Crush

December 7th, 2009
9:30 am

4 pages of smack talk about the University of Alabama by fans of weaker programs and fans of Johnny Come Lately Florida … No real need to even reply to the Gators . Seeing their Messiah in raw bawlling tears and Meyer running to the hospital for “dehydration” … they KNOW what the deal is .

Instead I’d rather comment on the weak minded Dawg fans . One of the best of the bunch was the one mental midget who got his last chance to spew just a few hours before the Tide dismantled Florida so thoroughly that Tim “Jesus” Tebow squalled like a baby for the last 10 minutes of his air time .

Face it guys … Georgia is … well Georgia … . An Auburn level program without even the excuse of having a historical powerhouse sucking the life out of you ( although Tech likes like they might provide that excuse for you if they keep building lol )

you guys will spend the rest of eternity hoping to take that next step up to become a REAL powerhouse program in college football … hoping that next year really is THE year …. telling every recruit in the nation they are “the next Herschel Walker/Champ Bailey” .

IF Kirby Smart wants to return to his alma mater his BEST bet to do it in style is to finish up at Alabama , pop off a couple more championships and wait the extra two years max it will take to you guys toss Richt out on his azz .

THEN Smart can simply claim the head coach title at Georgia when you pull an Auburn and fire the best head coach you have had in years because you simply can’t stand not being able to reach the levels Bama fans have grown accustomed to over the decades LOL

gss303

December 7th, 2009
10:34 am

Tide…you need to get the memory of the UTAH thumping off your players minds of the embarrassing loss last year. Auburn whipped you on the field 2 weeks ago, even though you pulled it out.

Snoop Dawg

December 7th, 2009
12:38 pm

Snoop Dawg says hire Suzanne Yoculan as Defensive Coordinator and head coach in waiting. She’s smart and definitely knows how to win and how to get her kids to win, too…
Yo…

Snoop Dawg

December 7th, 2009
12:40 pm

Snoop Dawg says hire Suzanne Yoculan as Defensive Coordinator with Kirby Smart as her assistant. This woman knows how to win and she also knows how to teach it!

Dawg Knowledge

December 8th, 2009
1:01 pm

Ga needs to pay Kirby Smart whatever it takes. He’s the best young D coordinator in the country—with Kirby running the D, the dawgs can start beating florida, which should be way down in the future years without tebow. It may take $1.5-1.8 mil per year to get smart, but he’s worth it.

Davis Mann

December 8th, 2009
11:05 pm

SCHULTZ- I know that you have masses of crap to sift through in order to find material worth responding to, but aren’t you an avid blogger, and isn’t your purpose to introduce your readers to new ideas, intertwined with subjectivity? What do you think about UGA’s DC dilemma? Are you a sports writer or a blog mediator? Despite your failure to take a firm position, you could at least inform some of the incompetent masses that the coaches they speak of are not PROBABLE replacements. Qualified- yes. Going to happen- NO. Unless I’ve missed something, you’ve failed to mention the (more probable) opportunity to acquire REGGIE HERRING. Give me something, and prove me wrong.

gadawg

December 12th, 2009
1:41 am

Attention all Bama fans on the GA blog. Except for Gulf Shores and the Space Center what does this second rate state have to offer. I am a Georgia fan living in the Shoals and I listen to a certain sports call in radio show every day at 2:00pm just to listen to the morones that call in everyday. I laugh my butt off listening to how stupid the sports fans in Alabama are. Every caller, calls the last caller a morone and they are all experts at the game of football. The show is hilarious and I hope it isn’t heard out-of-state because the entire nation would not think but will know that sports fans in Alabam are stupid illiarate buffons. Don’t beleive me, just listen to the show because the host of the show is just as arrogant egotistical and stupid as the callers. GO DAWGS