Lame bowl lineup: Did BCS fear the Frogs?

bcsWhen it comes to his year’s bowl lineup, it might not have been the year of the Dogs, but it’s certainly a dog year once you get past the BCS title match between Alabama and Texas.

I was looking down the list of this year’s bowl matchups to see which ones I might want to circle on the calendar as must-sees. It’s definitely an underwhelming lineup.

Forget the early minor bowls, which boast the likes of Fresno State vs. Wyoming, and Central Florida against Rutgers. OK, BYU against Oregon State in the Las Vegas Bowl might occupy the attention for a quarter or two. Ditto USC and Boston College in the Emerald.

But the Music City puts its perennial SEC team, Kentucky, against Clemson, who got jobbed by the Gator Bowl. Unless Clemson goes into a post-ACC championship funk, that should be a blowout.

Miami and Wisconsin in the Champs Sports Bowl doesn’t excite me much as a viewer. Neither does Arizona-Nebraska in the Holiday.

Actually, one of the more interesting bowls this year should be the venerable but oft-overlooked Sun, which pits Stanford, with Heisman candidate Toby Gerhart, against a down but still dangerous Oklahoma team.

Missouri and Navy in the Texas Bowl?  Bleh. Ditto two 6-6 teams, Iowa State and Minnesota, in the Insight Bowl.

The Chick-fil-A opted to go with Virginia Tech instead of Clemson in its ACC-SEC pairing and decided Tennessee would be better for business than Georgia. I’ll probably check it out, but I’m thinking Hokies all the way.

Then we come to the maverick bowl that initiated the chain of events that pushed the Dogs all the way down to Shreveport: the Outback. They let themselves get talked into taking an inconsistent Auburn team by the Tigers’ campaigning athletics director and matched them with … Northwestern. Yawn-inducing. Really, just about any of the 7-5 SEC teams would be favored in that game.

LSU and Penn State in the Capitol One might hold my interest for a while, but does anyone except Bobby Bowden loylists care about FSU and West Virginia in the Gator? The Rose is your usual boring Big 10-PAC 10 pairing, this time Ohio State and Oregon. And even if the Gators cry all the way to New Orleans and take the field as dehydrated as their coach, I can’t see them having much trouble with Cincinnati. Okie State and Ole Miss in the Cotton? The Cowboys don’t have Dez Bryant any more, so the Rebels shouldn’t have too much trouble there. Tech and Iowa? Yeah, that’ll draw blockbuster ratings for the Orange.

Putting TCU up against Boise State in the Fiesta is pretty much a waste. It would have been fun to see the Horned Frogs take on the Gators in the Sugar. Or even the Jackets in the Orange. But leave it to the BCS to avoid anything really interesting once you get past the national championship game. Maybe they feared the Frogs would show up a BCS conference team and give the Mountain West more ammo in its battle to get a guaranteed spot in the proceedings.

Actually, compared with a lot of these matchups, Georgia and Texas A&M looks pretty entertaining.

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Red's Skeleton

December 7th, 2009
2:01 pm

I got one for ya: Two Seagulls, Gertrude and Heathcliff own a trucking company. One of their drivers takes some meth, wrecks the truck and kills several. The driver gets a good lawyer, and only goes to jail for about 18 months. When the driver gets out of jail, he tells Gertrude and Heathcliff he has changed and begs to be forgiven – and begs to be rehired. Would you put him behind the wheel again?

In memory of Red – a beautiful, loving pit bull.

TCU

December 7th, 2009
2:04 pm

One thing TCU, Boise St and Cincinnati have in common. They all have players that don’t get arrested as much as UGA. UGA has 33 players that have been arrested in the last 3.5 years. Let’s rename it the University of Georgia Correctional.

SEC man

December 7th, 2009
2:07 pm

I still look for Florida to be very uninspired and a weak-conference Cincy beating them. The waste of a Gator bowl and the Chik fil la bowl, another waste. Wish it would go back to about 10-12 bowls and weed out these 6-6 teams.

NCR

December 7th, 2009
2:08 pm

Bullpups,
You’re going to start a new QB. If either of the new QB’s were better than Joe Cox this year, then why didn’t they start? Pete Carroll at USC didn’t have any second thoughts about starting the freshman Barkley because he was BETTER than his upperclassmen. Was it because of Richt’s nice-guy loyalty to the senior? Was it Bobo’s call? Or maybe it was cause Cox was truly the best QB among the bunch. If so, what does that say about the other QB’s?

You’re going to have a new DC. How much time will it take for him to get up to speed? What TOP-NOTCH DC is going to want to come here when he already knows that Richt/Bobo are on the hot seat and it could be a SHORT one year experience for him (and his family) if the Dawgs still suck next year? Kind of sucks to have to uproot your family for just a year. Arent’ most Dawgs fans true feelings that Richt/Bobo’s play calling/game management is also a problem and should be resolved just as much as the defense.

If Richt had any common sense, he’d play Cox one drive in the 1st quarter, then hand it over to the youngins. But he probably won’t because he has “loyalty” to Cox, and wants to make sure he gives the seniors their well-deserved “bowl experience”. LOL!

Sorry, Bill...

December 7th, 2009
2:08 pm

…but this is a very lame attempt to spin a rotten bowl game between 2 very rotten and lame teams (uga and a&m).

Hey, NCR...

December 7th, 2009
2:10 pm

…obviously you have no clue about anything, so I will just let you continue to play with your….

Jim Ragan

December 7th, 2009
2:11 pm

Hey Mr. TCU,look at the bright side of things. At least the Athens-Clarke County Jail is the one place in Georgia where Job Security is more stable!

SEC man

December 7th, 2009
2:12 pm

Jim Ragan, that is a good blog.

AltamahaDawg

December 7th, 2009
2:16 pm

They must have banned Mopeds on the TCU campus.

chipperdawg

December 7th, 2009
2:18 pm

It absolutely amazes me how many UGA haters will go out of their way to come on a UGA blog and talk smack. I’ve never been on another teams site before. In fact, its never even crossed my mind to do so. Yet, every time I come on this site, half of what I read is posted by some jealous jerk trying to kick my beloved Dawgs! Hey TCU… take a hike, Bozo! The grown-ups are having a conversation here.

dean

December 7th, 2009
2:18 pm

I bet that NCR and TCU are both ‘m’ in disguise. You coward! 30-24 still hurts huh? Take off the cloak and show who you really are! You already know who your daddy is! UGA!!!

Otto

December 7th, 2009
2:20 pm

TCU and Boise fight it out for the mid major title the way it should be. Give them their own NCAA divion and let the D1 schools get back up another 10 scholarships to where they were in the 90s.

Otto

December 7th, 2009
2:20 pm

*division typo

jack bull

December 7th, 2009
2:21 pm

have to disagree with ya Bill.. i kinda think this years bowls are much better than years past…i couldn’t even tell you who played in the fiesta last year, but i will be watching this yr..yes, chic-fil-a should’ve picked clemson(and UGA), but like i said on the other blog, i guess i’ll be going to zaxby’s for lunch..I know it’s a business, and UT sells more hotel rooms than UGA does here in atlanta, but they still got that one wrong…overall, i’m kinda liking the lineup..

Gdawg 84

December 7th, 2009
2:21 pm

Tech and the ACC are all about tradition!!

“Georgia Tech hasn’t played in the Orange Bowl or any of the big four bowls since losing to Florida 27-12 in 1967. The Jackets are 3-2 in the Orange and will carry the banner for the ACC, which is a lowly 1-8 in BCS games this decade. The lone win came last year when Virginia Tech defeated Cincinnati in the Orange Bowl. Tech is 1-8 vs UGA in this decade as well”

jimmy

December 7th, 2009
2:22 pm

when does baseball start,i predict a record low year for attendance and tv rating’s

Tech Teacher

December 7th, 2009
2:24 pm

I would argue that Georgia Tech tends to almost always be entertaining to watch. Their defense is terrible, but the last nine games their offense has been nearly unstoppable. No punts by either side in the last two games…that’s entertainment. I know what you’re thinking dogs fans, but you didn’t really stop our offense. In Nesbitt’s 6 drives he had 3 touchdowns, a missed field goal, the one fumble, and then the last drive of the game (which if we’d had more time, might have ended differently). Georgia deserved to win the game, but because of how much they outplayed our D, not our offense. I’m looking forward to this game matching our top ten offense versus Iowa’s top ten defense a lot more than the BCS Championship game pitting an awesome Alabama team against an overrated (44th schedule in the country) Texas team that will probably not fair as well as TCU would have against the Tide.

dean

December 7th, 2009
2:24 pm

I actually like the UT V. Tech matchup but not for the chick fil-a bowl. Maybe music city but they are in a love fest with Kentucky. Tenn and Va. Tech are a good regional matchup and if you go to northeastern Tennessee or Southwestern Virginia you’ll find they don’t like each other much. I usually go for SEC but here I’ll root for Beamer’s class act over Kiffin’s attitude.

dean

December 7th, 2009
2:27 pm

Tech teacher, I generally agree with you but please stop with the ‘If we had more time” line. I look forward to the Orange Bowl matchup and you’d be surprised to know that I almos always pull for Tech to win games outside of the UGA game. But, bieng that I have family from Iowa I may have to pull for the Hawkeyes in this one. In all honesty, I don’t think their defense stops tech’s offense. They play in the Big 10 which is severely down and your style of offense will probably blow them apart.

Bulldog Ben

December 7th, 2009
2:28 pm

I don’t know Bill, if us vs. Texas A&M is supposed to be “pretty entertaining”, why the heck are we on at 5 o’clock on a Monday afternoon??? I’m going to have to fight my wife to get her to change the channel off of Dr. Phil.

Gman

December 7th, 2009
2:28 pm

Tech Teacher: Agree with you. The way to beat Tech is to exploit the defense. Your offense is rarely stopped.

go dogs

December 7th, 2009
2:28 pm

TCU man, you have to remember, Richt is a Bowden protege. Look at how many of Bowdens recruits wind up in jail. Acorn never fell far from a tree. Ever wonder how many athletes would have made it in to GA or would have flunked out if Jan Kemp had never caught on to the grade changing skem?

Road Scholar

December 7th, 2009
2:30 pm

I hear the jail at Shreveport has better vittles than the Clark Co jail!

yea bill,

December 7th, 2009
2:30 pm

…this is a very poor attempt to make your shreveport bowl look better, face it the bowl sucks. just because you are going to a bowl on espn2 doesn’t mean that every other bowl is just as bad as yours…sorry

GO TECH

December 7th, 2009
2:32 pm

At least Richt got rid of your defensive problem ; still waiting on PJ to eliminate Wommack. Was hoping richt wanted him. At least Martinez held Vandy to 10, Wommack gave up 31 to them.

Bremen Dawg

December 7th, 2009
2:33 pm

Dag gum it, we want a play off system and the Dawgs would have 2 NC’s in the 2000’s. We still need a playoff system to fix this crap.

Russ

December 7th, 2009
2:35 pm

The UT-VT matchup is a great one.

The Past-Thug Pavillion is sure to be a great exhibit at the Wold congress Center before the game. I can’t wait for the “where are they now” feature, highlighting the Vick boys, MeAngelo Hall, Nukeese and Edwards!

Bremen Dawg

December 7th, 2009
2:35 pm

Tech has went to how many BCS bowls since 1990’s??? If they were in the SEC they would have went to 0.

Neutral Fan

December 7th, 2009
2:35 pm

Even as a neutral fan I’d rather see UGA vs A&M with a combined record of 13-11 play than GT vs Iowa. What a snoozer!! Too bad for Tech fans, nice year but the nation just won’t care about the Orange Bowl.

SEC man

December 7th, 2009
2:37 pm

Bremen Dawg, What 2 years would they have been NC’s, They never could beat Florida, and one time Richt was begging somebody to beat Tennesee, because he couldnt.

Bremen Dawg

December 7th, 2009
2:37 pm

Leave it to Tech to stink up the Orange Bowl. The ACC should not get a automatic bid.

Tech Teacher

December 7th, 2009
2:38 pm

Chipperdawg,
I agree with you about the negative blogging. It really takes the fun out of it for me when you have to scroll past a bunch of knucklehead remarks. They do go both ways, though. Check out a tech blog sometime. After we won our ACC Championship this year there were far more Georgia fans ragging on us than tech fans revelling in the victory. In fact, by even mentioning an ACC victory, I’m inviting these negative, sad, bloggers to come out of the woodwork. I know Tech wouldn’t have won the SEC this year, but we did win the ACC, and that’s still something to be proud of, particularly in year two of a new coach, and with the level of recruits we consistently get. Good luck against the Aggies.

Bremen Dawg

December 7th, 2009
2:39 pm

SEC Man

That would be 2002 and 2007. Not one was stopping the 07 Dawgs after the Tennessee loss. I mean no one.

HardTruthSoldier...

December 7th, 2009
2:39 pm

Hey Bill, After reading this article, Ga- Texas A&M looks pretty good. The LSU-Penn State game should be worthy of watching, but boy did they whiff on a UGA-Clemson match-up. Or UGA- Miami match- up! Auburn fans should be embarassed about taking this bowl game, when you look at there game against UGA, and the fact that out of there first 5 wins, La Tech, and Ball State counted, and they went 2-5 afterwards with one of the victories being against FURMAN ! Florida vs Cincy, will be a wipeout, Cincy has no defense, and if you think Pitt, whom I saw run up and down the field on them was tough, wait til they face a upset Florida team…… TCU, make yourself useful, for you to get on here and say that your team is that good is crazy. You guys at best would be a third tier team in the SEC, and that’s being generous!……NCR, If you knew football, you would know that if you look up Joe Cox stat’s, that he statistically had a decent year, but several drops that were good passes made it a tough year. Also the late and cheap calls vs OSU, And LSU took to possible wins away. Cox fault? Naw I don’t think so!

GT MAN

December 7th, 2009
2:42 pm

Tech teacher, I have to disagree about the needing more time. GT had a whole game to beat Ga. I remember, Ga beat us with 56 seconds left in 97, and if GT would have had a defensive coach beside Wommack, then maybe we could have stopped those long runs. Wommack, just hopes the offense will score so it’ll take pressure off his defensive coaching.

SEC man

December 7th, 2009
2:45 pm

Bremen dawg, they should have beaten Tennesee, then they’d had they’re shot, but as Lee Corso says, if you want to play in the Championship, the beat everybody.

Lame bowl lineup: Did BCS fear the Frogs?

December 7th, 2009
2:45 pm

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Tech Teacher

December 7th, 2009
2:46 pm

All I meant by more time is that three minutes is not enough time for us to run our normal offense down the field. We still could have won, but we did not have time to run, run, run. While in no way terrible at it, passing is not exactly Nesbitt’s strong suit.

GT MAN

December 7th, 2009
2:50 pm

Tech Teacher, those 3 stupid passes down field at the end was dumb. I saw against Clemson, GT threw a 10 yard pass to Dwyer, which he ran for another 15 yards—why in the world, PJ didnt call for that on that last drive against Ga. It always seems against Ga, GT plays they’re worst and gives it to them.

HardTruthSoldier...

December 7th, 2009
2:51 pm

TCU, You and your team have to sit and wait on what Texas, TxTech, And A&M don’t want, to get decent players, and with Ken Sumlin reviving Houston, and June Jones soon to Have SMU up and running next year, you guys will be the next “Vanilla Ice”, a one year wonder!

Jason

December 7th, 2009
2:52 pm

Ummm… how is the Texas A&M – UGA bowl game any more interesting than the pathetic list of bowls you mentioned. If that game is really that interesting then it doesn’t say good things about UGA.

Awesome

December 7th, 2009
2:53 pm

they didn’t fear the dawgs

HardTruthSoldier...

December 7th, 2009
2:54 pm

Hard Truth is real!

stoopid

December 7th, 2009
2:55 pm

I might be wrong, and if so, please someone fill me in.. but all these people saying that we will be playing a new QB.. if we were to play Murray in the bowl, would that not burn his redshirt?? and if it does, that will NEVER happen. And I would also think that this bowl game is mostly for the seniors anyways as it is their last game in the red and black. so i just dont see Cox sittin this one.

Awesome

December 7th, 2009
2:56 pm

HardTruthSoldier...

December 7th, 2009
2:56 pm

Hard Truth , that is something you suckers can’t take!

collegeballfan

December 7th, 2009
2:58 pm

Each bowl picks who it wants from the availabl;e teams that fit its own conference tie-ins. BCS decides nothing. Waste of blog space. You could of given us your pumpkin pie receipt & been more productive.

Tiger's Wood

December 7th, 2009
2:58 pm

Thug-dawgs, and thug fans…

If you need any names in Shreveport for good times and company, why just give me a call. Hide your caller ID though!

Enjoy your complimentary weed-eaters.

Note to Montez! The bottle of Round-Up furnished as a free gift from the bowl sponsor is NOT for human consumption – don’t drink that stuff Montez!

hatfieldgeoff

December 7th, 2009
3:01 pm

We are going to continue to get lousy bowl games until they change things and let each bowl in line get the next two picks. That way we wind up with the matchups everyone wants to see. It they are going to allow a playoff they better at least give us the best games. the set up now is made to order for blowouts. In 2007 I would have rather lost a close game to USC in the Rose Bowl and blowout overmatched Hawaii.

Cuz

December 7th, 2009
3:01 pm

Yep, you are right. Playing Murray in a bowl would burn his redshirt so that will not happen. How much longer do you want to beat the Joe Cox mule. Getoverit.

Teacher, I think Nesbitt has done pretty well with his passing this year. Just not on that hurryup four downs he had at the end of the game.

GTMike

December 7th, 2009
3:01 pm

Bill…nice blog Finally, I can read your blog and even as a loyal Tech fan can agree with what you have said !!

I too agree that it looks like the fix wa sin on the non BCS teams in the big bowls. No one wanted a BCS conference to be embarrassed (much less two) and personally, I think TCU would beat just about anyone out there. Boise, I think would get beat, but there is always that chance that they are so excited and their opponent is so uninspired…..better to keep the mystique of the big boy BCS conferences and keep all the money to ourselves, right??

Meh. Count me as someone if favor of a 16 team playoff, like the *rest* of college football does it!!

BTW, Tennessee vs VT should be a good game. UT has certainly shown they can play well at times (Bama, UGa), so VT could go oh-for-Atlanta this year.

HardTruthSoldier...

December 7th, 2009
3:03 pm

Stoopid, Finally some one with common since! Murray, and Mattenberger are seasoned and ready for next year, Cox is the “starter” and will be the started. Stoopid never listen to these noboby’s, but if you want the truth, listen to Hard Truth. The only real football man on the blog!

F-105 Thunderchief

December 7th, 2009
3:08 pm

Corrections Corp. of America should sponsor the UT vs. Va. Tech game. I wonder how many State of Georgia vs. … cases will come from the upstanding Vol and Hokie players.

ATL AU ALUM

December 7th, 2009
3:10 pm

Auburn vs. Northwestern won’t be “yawn-inducing” for those of us going to Tampa! Bill, what is an AD supposed to do if not “campaign” for his university and its collegiate teams? In this case, should the AD not make an attempt to obtain the best possible bowl scenario?

Jefferson

December 7th, 2009
3:12 pm

Stay home, eat cheetos, drink Grape Fanta and watch porno movies…

Too bad the world doesn’t ask you before it moves.

AltamahaDawg

December 7th, 2009
3:15 pm

Aw come on Cuz. Everybody knows a QB is never as good as his true freshman year. We should have not have let that broken leg bone stand in then way of playing him. Burn the RS for one game. A year of running the scout team, and his second full year of practicing isnt going to improve a QBs game. He has to take snaps in a bowl game to get any better at knowing the playbook.

Georgia will ALWAYS dominate GT!!!

December 7th, 2009
3:18 pm

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

jealous nerdy fools

Georgia will ALWAYS dominate GT!!!

Bremen Dawg

December 7th, 2009
3:18 pm

CMR: I will play the QB who gives us the best chance to win. That means a 5th year senior who knows the play book. You can’t blame it all on Joe cox. Heck look what Niki Satan did with McElroy, do you think he is any better that Cox, thats a heck no. Cox is not going to beat anyone with his arm, just like McElroy can’t. It starts up front on that O line.

Young Grasshopper

December 7th, 2009
3:19 pm

Georgia will ALWAYS dominate GT!!!

December 7th, 2009
3:21 pm

Vols and Gaytors (undercover NERDS) checking in……

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

All is quiet on the flats……

Jealous nerdy fools

Georgia will ALWAYS dominate GT!!!

1eyedJack

December 7th, 2009
3:28 pm

I’m with you fellas.

john juan carlos

December 7th, 2009
3:29 pm

UGA is a great baseball and gymnastics school but the football program is in a free fall–should be a good game with Texas A&M as they have bounced off the bottom

............................The BCS is Corrupt

December 7th, 2009
3:30 pm

On top of the Fiesta Bowl matchup,
The two teams played each other last year in the Poinsettia Bowl
TCU beat Boise State 17-16
……………………………………The BCS stinks
TCU should have been in the Orange or Sugar Bowl like you say.

Bremen Dawg

December 7th, 2009
3:31 pm

UGA is great. GT sux. Joe Cox should win the Heisman. I do not understand why my Dawgs aren’t playing in the NC???? Hell UGA should have won the NC every year this decade….the BCS should just give it to us…because we are UGA.

Bremen Dawg

December 7th, 2009
3:36 pm

That wasn’t me who just posted that. If UGA would have play in that weak ACC schedule then all of that might would have happened. Joe Cox on the Heisman is far fetched but if he was in the ACC then he would look pretty dawg gone good.

TN GT

December 7th, 2009
3:36 pm

Leave it to a UGA guy to write a blog like this..he loves the TAM-UGA and puts down all the other match ups..I guess he loves losers..Just like UGA, A&M played a one good game at the end of the season..this is the same A&M team that lost to OK by 55, a 3-9 Colo at home, KSU by 48 and AR by 28..best win is against an 8-4 Tx Tech team…I love how you said that TN would be better for business than UGA..I guess that was the reason instead picking the team that won by 26 in a head to head matchup..you could say that if you didn’t have the exact same record

You bash the Miss/Navy game..one team that throws 35-40 times a game against a team that throw maybe 2 times a game..that is why u aren’t a rue fan..teams that are exact opposite are fun to watch..
Also, leave you a UGA guy to type something without facts..the BCS had nothing to do with putting Boise and TCU in the same bowl..the bowls get to pick who they want..the only thing that the BCS determines is the NC game and where the conf champion goes…

Ohio State and Org is going to be a great game..D (OS) vs O (Org)..also think the Org bowl is going to be good as well match great D vs great O

You are a bag of sour grapes that is worried UGA will not sell your allotment of tickets for $30..so now Tech fans will bash you about ticket sales

Bremen Dawg

December 7th, 2009
3:36 pm

I taste Sugar for next year boys.

Bremen Dawg

December 7th, 2009
3:39 pm

Where is L-Dawg? We need some help.

NuKeese

December 7th, 2009
3:44 pm

I cant wait to get me some free chick fil-a at our bowl game.
Oh, wait a minute. I won’t be there.
damn.

Mikey

December 7th, 2009
3:46 pm

I agree it seems like less than riveting matchups, but will hold further comment until after they play the games.

oh and by the way

December 7th, 2009
3:46 pm

UGA Sucks…

LG

December 7th, 2009
3:53 pm

Time for Junkyard Dog to roll on to another blog. This guy’s analysis is terrible.

RxDawg

December 7th, 2009
3:55 pm

All of the bowls, after the BCS championship game, are total crap. A quick fix would be to let each subsequent bowl pick TWO teams at once, rather then take turns picking one team.

Also, screw the Rose bowl and their tradition. The Sugar hasn’t gotten it’s “tradition” with the ACC and SEC matchup lately. It’s way past time the the big boys stood up to the Rose bowl people.

We all know what the real fix should be. The bowl system is outdated, time for change.

Bremen Dawg

December 7th, 2009
3:58 pm

Why aren’t we playing on New Years day…we should, because we are UGA!!!

jarvis

December 7th, 2009
3:59 pm

This blog always sucks.

Bremen Dawg

December 7th, 2009
4:01 pm

L-Dawg…I need you ti whine with me???? We just don’t get no respect.

U-no

December 7th, 2009
4:01 pm

I commented during the Tech-UGA game that the way to defeat Tech is to run the ball, maintain control on time of possession, and limit the turnovers. Georgia pretty much did that, and that kept the Tech offense where it can do no damage… on the bench. Defenses have had a hard time containing their option attack. Iowa may have a strong defense, but that by itself will not win the game. Tech’s first seven possessions in the game against Clemson resulted in either TD’s or field goals. The Hawkeyes will have to run a strong offensive attack, estabish the run and eat up the clock to keep Tech from controlling the game.

The Bulldogs will have their hands full with Texas A&M. A&M took Texas all they way to the end of the game before Texas pulled it out. The air was full of footballs in that game. The Pup defense will have to be extra good and disciplined to keep things under control. I don’t think the A&M defense is so tough so as to keep UGA from being able to move the ball with success, but once again turnovers are going to be a deciding factor in that matchup. Whoever limits the turnovers will win the game. UGA will also have to keep the stupid penalties to a minimum to keep things under control as well.

I think Bama will take Texas to the woodshed, just like the did to Florida. Florida can’t be in a funk when Cincinnati takes them on, or they will be posting another L on the results column. By the way, Florida exhibited what is wrong with having only one player being the key to success, rather than having a team effort. Tebow is good, but he can’t do it all.

The VT-UT match up actually should produce a pretty entertaining and close fought game. They are a fairly even matchup (as long as UT can keep any more players from getting introduced to local law enforcement.)

TCU-Boise State is the BCS wimp-out game. I think it was a case of “What do we do with these guys? I know! Lets let them play against one another!” They should be playing against BSC conference champs from other divisions. A Tech-TCU matchup in the Orange would have been a great game to watch.

Some of the other bowls are yawners. Watch with a handfull of NoDoze.

Lane Kiffin

December 7th, 2009
4:02 pm

It is a joke that they let you write William

Bawney Fwank

December 7th, 2009
4:05 pm

UGA Bulldawgs, congratulations on picking up 2 more arrest to maintain your large lead in SEC football player arrest over the last 4 years.
You just wouldn’t let the Gators make up any ground last week with their one new arrest.

UK Fan

December 7th, 2009
4:07 pm

Bill cry me a river!

Sour Grapes!
UGA is not getting a free ride this time…Texas A&M will kick U dogs back to Ga.

Eat it...

December 7th, 2009
4:11 pm

Georgia Tech – Zero players arrested since Paul Johnson was hired.

University of Georgia – 16 players arrested in the same time frame.

Eat it...

December 7th, 2009
4:12 pm

Mark Richt: uhm, well. gosh, swell. I love Jesus…but….darn…ok, huh?

PHIL

December 7th, 2009
4:13 pm

At the end of the Fiesta bowl there will be two teams that have played all year without playing a quality opponent. Tebow and a center could beat Cinci by 100. I don’t believe any of those teams should be allowed a top 10 ranking. But neither should an ACC team as obviously they play no one either.

Shultz commented that Auburn was more attractive than UGA for the Outback. Can anyone tell me how anyone that UGA beat can be considered attractive at all? The ironic thing is that we fell all the way to the toilet bowl and may face one of the few non SEC team outside the BCS bowls that can beat us. A&M gives us bad match problems on defense, they are strong where we are weak. Win and it’s no big deal, lose and it makes us look worse than we already do. It’s not a good pairing for us.

Matt

December 7th, 2009
4:14 pm

LSU Penn St. will be the best game of Bowl season. Athletic teams with good defenses. Les Miles is 4-0 in Bowl games at LSU and none have been close. Geaux Tigers!

I think UGA TXA&M will be a good one as well.
The Orange Bowl is always a snooze.

UK Fan

December 7th, 2009
4:16 pm

You know what Kiffin and Richt have in common= they both run the Jail.

Saint Richt

December 7th, 2009
4:16 pm

Uncle Jessie, the only thing uninspiring is your writing. You’re a joke.

Eat it...

December 7th, 2009
4:16 pm

UGA in Latin stands for Ugly Ginormous Asses

Eat it...

December 7th, 2009
4:17 pm

UGA = Redneck morons with no clue

MoDawg

December 7th, 2009
4:18 pm

All of this negativity from Tech fans disguised as other posters is just further proof how much the loss to UGA hurt them.

Bill, you bring up a very valid point, but the hatred and jealousy from the insects is “shouting over you”. I think the BCS was scared to pair Boise and TCU against other teams from the BCS conferences because of what happened a couple of years ago when Boise beat Oklahoma. Imagine if that happened twice in the same year.

All you have to do is look up and down the bowl selections to find some real stinkers. The FSU to the Gator Bowl is a supreme example of how corrupt the current system is in picking these. UGA doesn’t deserve a better bowl because they didn’t play well enough to earn one. However, I am just happy they are going bowling at all. Besides, beating Tech by twice the point spread referred to over the past year as an “a$$ kicking” made the entire year for me. If 3 points is an “a$$ kicking” what does that make 6 points, Techsters?

Too funny!

Paul's Johnson

December 7th, 2009
4:18 pm

Bill,

Just because your team is going to an insignificant and boring bowl game does not mean that all the other games will be equally so. Sounds like a case of projection to me. We’ll be thinking of you down there in sunny South Beach. Cheers.

Larry

December 7th, 2009
4:20 pm

Two thoughts….UGA, OU, USC all having down years…as cycle will go. That the Outback was allowed to pick Auburn instead of two teams that beat them and had better conference records goes straight to the SEC Office. I hope and pray UGA never goes to that slime of a bowl again. I for one will NEVER spend a dime on tickets to the Outback nor their Steakhouse.

Chris

December 7th, 2009
4:21 pm

My time in Tampa this past weekend has made me completely forget the anger from Thanksgiving. Dawg fans there is no score or record or anything you could post today to make me forget that we are ACC Champions. This is our year no matter who won our game and every Jacket fan is proud. This kind of stuff just doesn’t happen to us often and other than the 2004 Final Four I can’t think of anything else like it.

UK Fan

December 7th, 2009
4:21 pm

Eat it…..agree but less not put “Jesus” in it. He has nothing to do with it.

Eat it...

December 7th, 2009
4:22 pm

UGA in Spanish means “retarded”

Larry

December 7th, 2009
4:22 pm

Paul’s Johnson- first and foremost 30-24…enjoy the beach dude. second- first BCS bowl in how many years??? UGA misses a top bowl game the same as Tech gets into one…once every blue moon…..

UGADawg83

December 7th, 2009
4:22 pm

Here is the problem–our AD can’t do what is best for our football program, from scheduling meaningless games out west to not having the clout to take care of us at bowl selection time, ADDE has too big of an eye on the bottom line and not a big enough eye on wins and losses.

Joe

December 7th, 2009
4:23 pm

hey Chris….how bout this bumper sticker seen today in Atlanta:
Georgia 30 ACC Champions 24. We too want you to remember your ACC champions. LMAO

how2fish

December 7th, 2009
4:24 pm

Eat it …..yes the name says it all…lol and Tech players never get in trouble just ask Joe Hamiliton..but really they are too afraid to go outside at night…cause after dark the real Big Men on Campus come out…

dawglover

December 7th, 2009
4:26 pm

UGA Players Gift Bag at I-Bowl in Shreveport: 1 John Deere cap, 2 pouches of Redman chewing tebaccky, 1 Get out of Jail Free Pass, a 3X5 autographed picture of UGA VII lying in repose, 2 bottles of Bud Light, 1 Pkg. of Pork Skins, and a black tee shirt (with black lettering)reading Natl. Champs, preseason 2008 (they got these on sale at Wal Mart). Boy I wish I could be there to see these two unranked powerhouses goin at it but I have to work on Mondays.

Mike O

December 7th, 2009
4:27 pm

yeah that 7-5 ga against 6-6 a&m sure is compelling. your game is def one of the worst. which is why it occurs when it does and is on tv in the afternoon.

o-me

December 7th, 2009
4:30 pm

dawglover, you forgot the Rebel Flag & PULPWOOD Smith.

BuzztheKiller

December 7th, 2009
4:35 pm

Wow Bill, I guess its all about perspective. I looked down the bowl list and thought it was actually better than usual in terms of interest. Maybe it depends on where your team ended up. LSU/Penn St stands out. TCU/Boise actually sounds interesting, though I would have liked to see Tech play TCU. Anyway, good luck against A&M, I will be pulling for your dogs as usual when they are not playing Tech. Thanks to the classy UGA fans who offered congrats after Sat night.

Joe's a Dork

December 7th, 2009
4:41 pm

Thanks Joe for reminding us that we are the ACC Champs but we won’t forget it for a while. Yes, beating GT was the signature win for your program in the last 10 years…congrats and enjoy…it will not happen very often in the future.

Kentucky will beat tthe tigers

December 7th, 2009
4:42 pm

Hey Bill. Why is Clemson going to destroy Kentucky? Florida did crush Kentucky but Clemson is not Florida. Clemson is in the class of UGA, USC,TENN and Kentucky was = to or better than thoughs teams.
It will suprise me if the line will more than 3 points ether way.

Coach Mike Ditka

December 7th, 2009
4:43 pm

You are pretty much right about the lack of appeal (although I disagree on a few predictions). That said, Florida vs. Cincy is just fine (if Cincy keeps its staff in tact for the game) and is just as appealing as watching TCU play Florida.

Bowls are often lame because of the tie-in requirements, and OH YEAH, Because bowls suck compared to a BCS Playoff!!!! But hey, I guess playoffs are only for every other division of college football and every level of pro football, and every level of nearly every sport!!!! (try and find a legitimate sporting companion to a bowl system for any others).

Billy Jack could fight

December 7th, 2009
4:43 pm

We got screwed….Auburn, Arkansas, and Kentucky go 3-5 in the SEC and get a better bowl than us who went 4-4….it’s not fair…I want to fight somebody….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v325wdgoFH4

Munson

December 7th, 2009
4:46 pm

“Thanks Joe for reminding us that we are the ACC Champs but we won’t forget it for a while. Yes, beating GT was the signature win for your program in the last 10 years…congrats and enjoy…it will not happen very often in the future.”

Wow, just wow. Our signature win is beating GT, I know you could not have typed that with a straight face. UGA plays in a real conference, unlike the ACC, so we have better opponents such as Florida, Alabama, LSU, etc to get our signature wins in the past 10 years from.

GT a signature win, good to see you GT fans still don’t have a clue.

aggie

December 7th, 2009
4:47 pm

just learned your D staff is the recruiting cooridnator and 2 grad assistants. this should be fun

Amazed

December 7th, 2009
4:47 pm

Please tell me the AJC doesn’t pay this bumpkin to write the garbage.

Billy Jack could fight

December 7th, 2009
4:49 pm

aggie….you’re a Tech fan…..be honest…BUT, I really am Billy Jack….

Billy Jack could fight

December 7th, 2009
4:53 pm

Amazed…he’s not a bumpkin…he’s a lifelong Bulldog…you didn’t read his Bio..??? I hope he gets paid…can’t answer that one…go DAWGS!!!!

Can You Dig It

December 7th, 2009
4:53 pm

Hey TCU…COME ON MAN!…Where the hell did you get your UGA arrest numbers…did you make them up?..I think so. Are you that stupid…do you really think anybody cares as to how many UGA athletes got moving vehicle violations over the past two years. How many did your mother get? how about your father? how about your sister? COME ON MAN!…It truely amazes me that all The Tech fans want to talk about is UGA arrest numbers….lets talk Tech robberies or hold ups on campus and while were at it lets talk Tech athletes that have been arrested…I think its 27 or 28. you’ll have to look it up to confirm. TCU is a Tech fan ….you can book it. I know people that went to TCU and believe me they are nice people and could give a rats a$$ as to how many UGA athletes have gotten tickets for moving vehicle violations over the past two years….You Tech fans are pathetic…one thing is for certain you have a major inferiority complex when it comes to Georgia…just remember though…..UGA RUNS THIS STATE…ALWAYS HAVE…ALWAYS WILL…30-24!

Bremen Dawg

December 7th, 2009
4:54 pm

Suck it Nerds!!!!

Its funny that we have been to 3 BCS bowls in the last 7 years and Tech now 1 in the last 19 years or something like that. Correct me if I’m wrong cuz I don’t kept up with high school football aka ACC. Its funny how the closest Tech fans are out now. You know last year a idiot at work was all up in my face last year after Tech beat GA. You know what my response was “I didn’t know you were a Tech fan” thats right Techies, you know who the GA fans are cuz we don’t hide like you do during a down year/s.

I’m was a Dawg when I was born and will be one when I die. Maybe one day you will know what it is like to be a true fan. I will support CMR no matter what, cuz there ain’t no triple high school crap, its NFL style all the way baby

Bremen Dawg

December 7th, 2009
4:58 pm

Can You Dig It

Tell it like is brother

Chris

December 7th, 2009
5:04 pm

We won the ACC, we are going to a BCS bowl. For some reason the UGA fans are the only ones in the country that don’t seem to think that’s an accomplishment. 11-2 > 7-5 no matter which way you look at it.

Mfree

December 7th, 2009
5:10 pm

Otto: The non-BCS teams have won 3 of 4 times. Hard to say they don’t belong in the same division.

BCS were cowards to match up TCU and Boise. Just means they cant’ embarrass the BCS teams by both winning.

Remember Utah vs Alabama?

aggie

December 7th, 2009
5:11 pm

i hate tech thats texas tech. i have heard a little about ga tech but dont know much about them. dont know 2 much about ga either. rec cordinator and 2 grad asst. e gad this will be an A&M feast

VolinSuwanee

December 7th, 2009
5:14 pm

Dean, you call Beamer a “class act”. He knew Vick was fighting dogs while he was enrolled in VT and do we need to discuss michaels younger brother. Not that the UT program ahs been “angels” now or in the futre. All programs are filled with 19 year olds who WILL make mistakes. Call i tis what it is.

Munson

December 7th, 2009
5:15 pm

Chris, we understand it is a good accomplishment. We also understand that this is the first time your school has even sniffed a BCS bowl.

30>24 no matter how you look at it!

Billy Jack could fight

December 7th, 2009
5:16 pm

okay…I believe you…you’re an Aggie fan that jumped on the board…that’s cool…I was stationed in Germany back in the late 80′at Fulda Army Airfield….meet a couple of pilots that graduated from Texas A&M…good guys….

aggie

December 7th, 2009
5:19 pm

ive met Hershel a number of times and he is a good guy too Billy

Dawgbyte

December 7th, 2009
5:29 pm

At least they don’t have a blue field at Shreveport. Tech wore that one out.

GT Fan

December 7th, 2009
5:34 pm

Shocking the a UGA loser would find the bowl lineup lame considering where his beloved puppies wound up. Congrats over your great win over GT, it sure did help your bowl standing considering the bowl game in your own state wouldn’t even consider taking you. Of course the Chick-Fil-A bowl probably wanted to have an up and coming team like UT instead of a has been like UGA.

Billy Jack could fight

December 7th, 2009
5:36 pm

GT Fan …it was about Hotel rooms….nothing less nothing more….

Nate

December 7th, 2009
5:39 pm

Virginia Tech is going to really hate Atlanta after the CFA bowl. Hopefully they represent our conference though. I know all the Dawg fans hate Kiffin, but you have to hand it to him. He came out with the ‘big boys’ and plays hardball with the best of em’.

The Grinch

December 7th, 2009
5:39 pm

TCU

December 7th, 2009
2:04 pm

TCU has football players? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Bark Patrol

December 7th, 2009
5:43 pm

Hey CAN YOU DIG IT…COME ON MAN…Where the hell did you get your “on campus robbery and hold up information”..did you make it up?…I think so. Are you that stupid? If you watch the news , you will notice that these so-called robberies are NOT happening on the Tech campus.. They are happening on Atlanta streets not on the GT campus. So before you start throwing our made up numbers (27-28) and false information (on campus robberies), make sure you do your homework.

Dawgbyte

December 7th, 2009
5:45 pm

Tech vs Iowa. I’ll bet some of the Techies won’t even watch that!

brand new game

December 7th, 2009
5:59 pm

Take turns guessing St Simons new screen names.

jason

December 7th, 2009
5:59 pm

The only Bpowl match up I don’t like is the Fiesta. TCU should be playing UF. As I see it, TCU is #3 and UF is #4. Also, BSU against either Cinci or Tech. I actually favor Tech vs. Cinci seeing as to high powered offenses on the oppisite in extremes battle each other. That would be an entertaining game.

Let’s see how this looks. UA vs. Texas (MNC)
UF vs. TCU (Sugar)
Tech vs. Cinci (Orange
OSU vs. Oergin (Rose)
BSU vs. Iowa (Fiesta)
That would be better mactch ups. The rest of the Bowls are what they are. Only meaningful for the fans of those teams.

april glaspie

December 7th, 2009
6:04 pm

Every other conference is enamored of the spread and they play no D whatsoever.

Every team in the SEC is more balanced between D and OGeorgia’s been scrweed over buy refs since the bumrush. How did the officiating team justify two penalties. DThey can’t,,

greg

December 7th, 2009
6:06 pm

Dead on the money. It is unreal how pathetic college football is with this bowl picture and set up. I may not watch one game.

show me kid

December 7th, 2009
6:09 pm

Another SEC snob. I am a fan of Geogia and the SEC, but there are other good teams out there and Georgia may find that out when they play Texas A&M. I think that the bowl games are a pretty good match on the whole. Arizona vs. Nebraska should be a very good bowl game. Boise St. and TCU likewise. Florida better be ready for Cincinatti.

Bobbi Dud

December 7th, 2009
6:11 pm

Are you kidding Dan Radakovich?? We can’t sell out our home games! How are we going to sell 17,500 tickets to a bowl game? Half our student body will be home for the holidays in India or Pakistan!

GT Dog

December 7th, 2009
6:12 pm

My biggest disappointment with the bowl schedule is having TCU and Boise playing one another. I would have preferred to see them split up to see how they would fare against BCS conference schools. Then, maybe, we could quash the debate about whether or not they’re worthy of consideration for the Championship.

UGA-A&M, sounds about right considering the way this season panned out for UGA, UT, AU, etc.

Bill King

December 7th, 2009
6:14 pm

UK Fan:

Do you guys keep hotel reservations, renewable yearly, in Nashville?

SuperB

December 7th, 2009
6:15 pm

I think I will just watch the “Married with Children” marathon on TV Land and skip the bowls. Who decides these games– Sarah Palin?

Bill King

December 7th, 2009
6:20 pm

TN GT:

The BCS had nothing to do with the Boise-TCU pairing? That’s a good one.

OriginalDawgs

December 7th, 2009
6:23 pm

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

Oh Billy Boy...

December 7th, 2009
6:25 pm

a few sour grapes for you?

San Francisco Dawg

December 7th, 2009
6:30 pm

Agree with the article! Only game worth watching is the National Championship game….

Okeefe/Bob

December 7th, 2009
6:36 pm

King You really are an idiot aren’t you.You simply can’t resist a dig at Tech. UGA and A&M is a good watch?To call you a moron is way to high of a complement.You are one sad person.

Perry

December 7th, 2009
6:38 pm

Great write, man. I agree. I also think that GT will get punked in their bowl game as they usually do. UGA has a decent chance against A&M because Willie et al have been ejected from the UGA staff albeit 2 years too late! Let’s not forget the fact that UGA should be in the Orange Bowl since they put a smack-down on the ACC Champ. Heck, I guess UGA is the ACC Champ since they beat GT AND beat the team (USCe) that creamed GT’s ACCCG opponent. That’s logic…..right?

GT

December 7th, 2009
6:40 pm

Perry, Your an idiot. There is no logic to your statement what so ever. SO you can STFU too!!

VININGSDAWG

December 7th, 2009
6:42 pm

Bill, quit leading the whining masses. Face it we are not a good draw right now. Also Auburn’s AD kicked Damon’s butt. Damon is th reason we got smoked, so quit blaming Auburn and get off your sorry butt and balme who we should. Our own team. Flat uninspired football, and Damon who justs sits on his butt.

Perry

December 7th, 2009
6:42 pm

GT, you clowns are in a better bowl – no doubt. Let’s see you play UGA’s schedule (9 teams are bowl bound) and then sound off. Until then, please shut up.

Chan Gailey

December 7th, 2009
6:43 pm

Shreveport????

I could of done better than that

Chan the Man

Antwon

December 7th, 2009
6:44 pm

Next year another new quarterback for the third year in a row TWICE in the last seven years! (04 Greene, 05 Shockley, 06 Stafford….08 Stafford, 09 Cox, 10 Gray?) Yikes! But this too shall pass. I guess Shreveport is better than No-port. Barely.

rich

December 7th, 2009
6:45 pm

BremenDawg – your grasp of grammar and the English language is amazing. ‘Tech would have went’ – even for a UGAg fan, you sound like an idiot

Chan Gailey

December 7th, 2009
6:45 pm

Shreveport? …………..hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Perry

December 7th, 2009
6:48 pm

GT, sorry to have made you tee-tee your little panties. There is a ton of logic to my statement but you cannot understand or take it. UGA is the state champion AND the a-she-she champion. UGA beat GT. Get it????? The nerds will go down to Iowa because they cannot win bowl games. Look it up, Tesla!! Hey, whay happened last year? Hmmmm…..38 to…..what?

Another Tech teacher

December 7th, 2009
6:49 pm

Hey tech teacher,

You techers seem to forget that UGA’s Rontavious Wooten was hit in his hands in FULL STRIDE in the mid second qtr by QB Jumpin Joe Cox. Had that ball been caught …………game over much much earlier. It was over after we scored first time. Over. UGA has led 7 out of the last 9 qtrs vs tech. 1-8 Tech is too.

All this “we dropped the ball and UGA could not stop us” is creative writing. Fiction.

Enjoy your first major bowl since I was in high school in late 60s. 43 years????? Really ???

I actually recall your last Orange Bowl trip and an ugly loss to Florida. Their running back ran wild over tech and Bobby Dodd went out like a loser. He lost to UGA, then to Florida in that bowl game. He was so happy that he RAN from the FAR MORE rigorous SEC at first and then it bit him hard after those two games in a row. HAHAHAHAHAHA

In retirement, he always said that leaving the SEC was a massive miscalculation on his part. The ACC memebrship has finally paid dividends. Took Tech 43 years to get to a major bowl. Wow!!!

UGA has been to major bowls 43 times ……..no, only about 16-20 in the same period. HAHAHAHAHA

Goooooooooooooo Dogs.

Ron Mexico

December 7th, 2009
6:50 pm

GT,

You’re classy man…or whatever you are.

Chan Gailey

December 7th, 2009
6:53 pm

UGA: Shreveport
GT: Orange Bowl

UGA: Dead dog
GT: Running Ramblin Wreck

National Championships

UGA: 0 National Championships

Herschel Walker: 1 National Championship

GT: 4 National Championships

Enough Said

GT: Better Program
UGA: Lives on 1 game a year seasons

Another Tech teacher

December 7th, 2009
6:53 pm

Hey GT:

Are you even a college student? I can tell that you are not a tech man. I’ll bet that you wear tech colors at the mall with your hat on sideways…..right?

Play hard in the Orange and BRING OUR TOPHY HOME TO ATHENS> with our All Clueless Conference trophy. HAHAHAHAHA

1-8 and 4-16 and 22-48-3

goooooooooooooooooooooo Dawgs !!! Woof, woof, woof. Sic em.

Ron Mexico

December 7th, 2009
6:54 pm

Chan Gailey,

Is the Blue Turf really better than Shreveport?

Chan Gailey

December 7th, 2009
6:55 pm

Boise: Home of BCS contenders

Shreveport: Home of Funnel Cakes

mike addington

December 7th, 2009
6:55 pm

I agree with you, Bill. It would be interesting to see the undefeated non BCS teams against the so-called big boys. They’ve looked pretyy danged good lately. UTah/ALA, Boise/OK. I think Boise or TCU agaainst Tebows boys would have been a good match. As an addendum, I am so thankful Tebow is graduating and pray that he gets drafted by Seattle so I won’t have to see his sanctimonious butt again. He’s a good footbal player but p l e a s e, enough already

Ron Mexico

December 7th, 2009
6:58 pm

So, because a team is from a certain city, that makes that particular bowl a better one? hmmmmmmm…

Chan Gailey

December 7th, 2009
7:00 pm

If uGA could play in Shreveport for 6 more years in a row, then their fans will feel the pain that I (Chan Gailey) put all the Tech fans through the years.

Ron Mexico

December 7th, 2009
7:01 pm

Martinez has put us through enough…

Chan Gailey

December 7th, 2009
7:03 pm

Mr. Ron, you guys at UGA don’t know how good you had it, believe me it will not get any better from here. UGA will remain 3rd and 4th in the SEC for the next decade……mark my words

I wonder????

December 7th, 2009
7:05 pm

It is so ironic and sad to hear UGA fans diss on Georgia Tech and act like they are such a powerhouse. Like CPJ said “What has UGA done since 1980?” I mean really y’all. I am not saying that Tech is a powerhouse, but they do have a better record than UGA this year. UGA is no Alabama or Texas or any other top tier team and they way that things are going it will be a long time before they are.

Ron Mexico

December 7th, 2009
7:05 pm

i think we’ll be ok

TCwho

December 7th, 2009
7:05 pm

TCU is lucky to be playing Boise, now they can finish the season undefeated. Florida beats both of those teams after the dissapointment on Saturday. They will be ready for Cincinatti and the Gators actually have athletes that can cover Mardy Gilyard.

Gator Hater

December 7th, 2009
7:06 pm

Only problem with the Chickfila bowl is that this will be VT’s 3rd trip to Atlanta this season.. how many of them will want to make that trek AGAIN! And will they ever come back after they lose all 3?

Tater

December 7th, 2009
7:11 pm

If the UGA team that played GT and the A&M team that played Texas both show up in Shreveport, it will be a very good game.

Tater

Taylor

December 7th, 2009
7:14 pm

If Richt had any common sense, he’d play Cox one drive in the 1st quarter, then hand it over to the youngins. But he probably won’t because he has “loyalty” to Cox, and wants to make sure he gives the seniors their well-deserved “bowl experience”. LOL!

How stupid are people? That would waste a redshirt for one game dbag. Murray was hurt till about the 6th game of the season. way to do your research

30-24 We're just better than you.

December 7th, 2009
7:18 pm

Damn, I got fired today cuz I was late gettin th pizza to sum Tek guy

mike addington

December 7th, 2009
7:19 pm

Gailey, you might be right if we don’t get rid of Richt. That boy take s way too long to make any adjustments. Sometimes, I don’t thnk he even knows that he doesn’t know, as much as it pains me to say it. I remember his first year when he blew time management at the end of the game in the tech or auburn game. Best I remember, he called a runnimg play with just a few seconds left. that really made me wonder. how could he be an OC at FSU for so many years and not know time managment?

Navigator

December 7th, 2009
7:19 pm

My UGA interest will have me watching the game in Shreveport, and I hope the dawgs don’t lose either. About the UGA-Tech yearly battle, I think both coaches would really rather not play that game. In years to come it may affect both UGA and Tech playing in the their conference championship. No team wants to lose have the blogs printing stuff for a year, but if it cost either team a trip to a BCS bowl, maybe it can get it played earlier (like the first game of the season), alternative years or never again.

Jimmy Dumas

December 7th, 2009
7:21 pm

I wonder what your thoughts would be about the bowl line up if Georgia played in a meaningful bowl this year. You suck and so does Georgia.

Perry

December 7th, 2009
7:22 pm

GT will get their butts handed to them in the OB. Weak schedule=weak showing in the bowl game. UGA punked GT. GT’s defense is horrible and will be exposed.

Bill King

December 7th, 2009
7:22 pm

GT doesn’t mean anything to me. That’s why I wrote this crybaby article just to diss the Orange Bowl. Of course, I dissed every other bowl so that it wouldn’t be so obvious that I am insanely jealous of all of the national attention they will get from a BCS game. WHAAAA WHAAAAA!!

45ACP

December 7th, 2009
7:24 pm

I will watch a few of the games. The Dawgs of course.
When will we get a playoff like every other sport?

Lets see

December 7th, 2009
7:24 pm

Really who does the SEC have? Let’s see Alabama and Fla. That is it……. Really

Perry

December 7th, 2009
7:24 pm

Jimmy Dumas, UGA beat the snot out of GT so what’s your point?

45ACP

December 7th, 2009
7:26 pm

Don’t bring Cuz into it just because you got fired.

Perry

December 7th, 2009
7:26 pm

Lets see, take a look at the bowl schedule, clown.

Taco

December 7th, 2009
7:28 pm

You are goofy loser homer. Anybody beating the Dawgs is always fun to watch! Go A&M you are now my second favorite team in America!

Perry

December 7th, 2009
7:29 pm

Lets see, and both teams are ranked higher than the nerds. UGA owns the nerds. What a hard, hard schedule the nerds had this year. Insane.

Perry

December 7th, 2009
7:31 pm

Taco boy, your team couldn’t do it. What’s your point?

45ACP

December 7th, 2009
7:31 pm

Good to see all of the Jacket fans on here.
Boosting Bill King’s ratings while your own blogs suffer.

Can You Dig It

December 7th, 2009
7:32 pm

Hey Bark Patrol….Don’t you read the AJC? People get held up and robbed on the Tech campus every week….COME ON MAN! Did I hurt your feelings. Maybe you need to go have a good cry with Timmy Tebow over your loss to a Georgia team that is middle of the pack in the SEC but because they beat Tech is now considered the ACC champs by everyone in their own league. Have fun in your big bowl against Northwestern…you know who they are don’t you ? that powerhouse team from Chi-town thats going to embarrass Tech while no one…and I mean no one, is watching your game. I’ll bet right now that your game is the lowest rated bowl game on TV this year.One thing we all do know is …..in the state of Georgia….. the DAWGS RUN THIS STATE….30-24…ALWAYS HAVE …ALWAYS WILL….. CAN YOU DIG IT?

Perry

December 7th, 2009
7:38 pm

45ACP, that’s what jackette fans do best. Likely afraid to venture out of their dorms for fear of armed thugs surrounding their gorgeous concrete campus. How many more GT students will be held up at gun-point tonight? 1? 2? 4? 8? 16? 32? Hey, is this the binary code? Ha!!!!!

GT GRAD

December 7th, 2009
7:38 pm

Why is Bill King so NEGATIVE and sound so down in the dumps??

We all should hope and pray for as many undefeated teams as possible AFTER all of the bowls have been played……….I wish all of the undefeated teams still had a chance to be undefeated (except for the NC matchup I supose)………………we will be one step closer to an 8 team playoff if the NCAA could end up with 4 or 5 undefeated teams every year!!

Bama Man

December 7th, 2009
7:43 pm

Let’s have one extra game to settle it. The SEC champs vs the ACC champs. Alabama would probably beat GT record for points 221.

P. Bull Terrier

December 7th, 2009
7:43 pm

It’s way past time for a playoff. I agree most of these bowls are a waste of time and I won’t bother watching. I’m a Dawg fan, but I’d rather watch Ga Tech play Ohio State in the first round of a 16 team playoff than watch Georgia play in a meaningless bowl. It might mean we’d sit home this year, but next year…

KIFFIN RUNS THIS STATE

December 7th, 2009
7:49 pm

UGA is right where they should be…..always.

Tech backed into the Orange Bowl (BCS really needs to re-think the whole ACC thing)

Both state schools are a joke to the rest of the nation.

UK Fan…what are you even smack talking about? TN dominated you everywhere except the scoreboard…hell, the mutts even dominated you until the red headed step child had a seizure…

TN will dominate Hookies…then rape the mutts and jackets of all prize recruits on the way out of town…

I would love to be able to have Tech on our schedule every year like the Shreveport bound mutts…

VOL NATION

CatsFly

December 7th, 2009
7:49 pm

I like the Pitt/UNC matchup. Pitt has no.3 rusher, while UNC has defense rated around 5th or 6th best. Pitt also has a good defense. UNC seems to show up in big games (they defeated VaTech in Blacksburg, as well as Miami. Both of those teams are rated in top 20. ) But they lost to NCState (as did Pitt) and UVa.

GoVols

December 7th, 2009
7:56 pm

This blog is precisely what’s wrong with the ajc. Soooo parochial, lacking in any awareness of the world outside of Georgia. UGA and Texas A&M is no more or less interesting to the general public than most other bowls. How does this guy get a column??? Sure, all of you Dawg fans will mock the TN hillbillies (pretty original, btw, since GA is home to the site of the movie Deliverance) but look at this guy!!!!

Gravy Train

December 7th, 2009
7:57 pm

Wow, there are some geniuses on this blog today, and that includes the sorry excuse for a Bulldog fan stuck in the 70’s and 80’s, Mr. Sour Grapes with Sally Jessie glasses, Bill King.

The lower tiered bowls are always junk. The BCS obviously fears the mid-major Davids after what Utah and Boise State have done in the past. The Gator and Peach folks should be ashamed of themselves.

FYI: USC Pete started the freshman because everyone else was hurt and he had no choice. Cox was and is the starter for one basic reason: he knows the offense and the playbook better than anyone else, referred to by CMR as the best chance to win. Talent was not the decisive factor. Word is that Murray had a dinged up arm and Mettenberger is still adjusting to the college game.

You Techsters can spin things however you want, but the fact remains that the best team you’ve had in almost 20 years lost to the worst team CMR has had in Athens. There is no doubt things will improve for UGA while there is little doubt that Turkey Neck has reached his peak.

Bo Williams

December 7th, 2009
7:59 pm

OK you UGa fans who loudly trumpet when the crowds are small at ACC championship games, will you man up when the cameras pan the crowd at the Independence Bowl? Man up or shut up.

Dusty Rhodes

December 7th, 2009
8:02 pm

I think you meant lame bowl write-up.

IF A FROG HAD WINGS!

December 7th, 2009
8:05 pm

No doubt you have it right, they have already destroyed the New Years Day tradition by splitting the bowl games up , now the games look like a bunch of pre season scrimmages.
It is abot time they finally figure this tournament out.
This whole bowl season is BS!

Bama-rama

December 7th, 2009
8:13 pm

KIFFIN RUNS THIS State. You and the UT schedule are a joke. Which win are you the proudest of Western Kentucky, Ohio university or Memphis? You would have been 4 – 8 if you had played real teams. Go back to holding up people while wearing your Vols sweats. A joke fan for a joke school in a joke of a state!

The Crux of the Biscuit

December 7th, 2009
8:16 pm

Kiffin runs his mouth and that’s about it.

JJ

December 7th, 2009
8:19 pm

Techies: Congratulations on your championship! You had a great season. Too bad you couldn’t beat UGA and make it a dream season.

(((((((30-24)))))))))
Know it, love it, live it, accept it, and …….get used to it. Wait……you already are used to it.

Coach Nutt

December 7th, 2009
8:22 pm

Kiffin called for a 70 yard field goal while coach of the Oakland Raiders.
Nuff said.
42 -17 pumpkins!

Bama-rama

December 7th, 2009
8:26 pm

JJ, Maybe UGA should go to the ACC because they sure are over matched in the SEC!

67Cheers

December 7th, 2009
8:32 pm

OMG. Mr. King speaks with the FORK – ED tongue of a true HOMER. Why try to hide behind the cloak of a dog ghost Mr. King. Transparency would be a virtuous paradigm shift for you.

Chaamps

December 7th, 2009
8:37 pm

Kentucky beat UGA which beat GT so they should be the ACC champs.

Mississippi State beat Kentucky which beat UGA so they should be the ACC Champs

Georgia Tech beat Mississippi State which beat Kentucky which beat UGA so they should be (and are) the ACC champs.

Trojan Player

December 7th, 2009
8:38 pm

The best bowl game will be the GMAC Bowl in Mobile between #25 Central Michigan and Troy University. Check out the stats for both quarterbacks…amazing!

Starring Henry Wilcoxon as Bishop Pickering

December 7th, 2009
8:40 pm

Hey Bill: Only Bobby Bowden loyalists only care about the Gator Bowl. Yeah, right. Only took 2 hours to sell out. The Weedeater/Poulan/Independence Bowl won’t sell out even with 3 1/2 weeks to sell tickets. Evidently you are bitter that the bowls hold your pups in lower regard than you do.

TechCrybaby

December 7th, 2009
8:43 pm

Bremen Dawg, correction: Tech would not “have went.” They would have “done went.”

Observer

December 7th, 2009
8:48 pm

What you’re really saying is “if it ain’t two SEC teams, I ain’t a watch’n”.

You’re dumba$$ redneck like the vast majority of the redneck nation.
Enjoy the Poulan Weedeater Bowl.

Golden Tornado

December 7th, 2009
8:50 pm

Somebody said Tech would outrun Iowa’s “slow-footed Yankee boys” in the Orange Bowl. CAN that talk! If Tech takes four weeks off, and smugly faces those tough guys, we’ll get killed, just like last year in the Chick-fil-A against LSU.

jacketnation

December 7th, 2009
9:06 pm

7-5 teams and 6-6 teams should stay home. But since you brought it up, I hope Texas AM beats the dawg mess out of you. 11-2 Jackets Orange Bowl, national TV, BCS, 12,000,000 Bound.

Talk about bitter

December 7th, 2009
9:06 pm

Wow Bill. You sound like Walter Matthau in Grumpy Old Men. You’ll be complaining about your neighbours kids riding their bikes past your house next.

jacketnation

December 7th, 2009
9:08 pm

Your boys should enjoy the Weedeater bowl. Since after they get out of college, most of them will be running one.

Cumbayah

December 7th, 2009
9:10 pm

Bill – Could it possible be that the selection committees decided that Auburn, Kentucky, Clemson, and ANY OTHER fans from ANY OTHER SCHOOL in America promoted a more wholesome atmosphere than choosing UGA – not because they had a better record but because the entire country knows that Felon U is home to the world’s most obnoxious fans disguised as a correctional school……I am certain they don’t want to add extra police patrols for crowd arrests…but you keep on belivein’ that conspiracy theory !

Bill King is a Jackass

December 7th, 2009
9:11 pm

“Our bowl game will be the most excitin’ bowl on TV next to the BCS championship. It’s an honor to go to the Depends Undergarment, Poulan self propelled lawnmower bowl”.

jd

December 7th, 2009
9:15 pm

Tell me again, why is football so important in the bible belt South?

They still read the bible down here, don’t they?

Go Stanford!!!!!! Class of ‘73.

jacketnation

December 7th, 2009
9:20 pm

I wonder if the thugs at the University of Ghetto Academics will try to steal the Poulan Power equipment while their in Shreveport. They could take it to the Pawn shop for beer money.

45ACP

December 7th, 2009
9:22 pm

It is really nice of you guys to be on the Junkyard Blawg supporting Bill King.
We are fortunate to have such good neighbors in the state of Georgia.

jd

December 7th, 2009
9:28 pm

I’m from Seattle, went to school at Stanford and Cal and have lived in Atlanta for 21 years. I love to take shots at UGA and Ga. Tech, but I like both schools. Have friends who are graduates of both schools. I love the South (not all of it, but most of it). But I always have to go with Stanford, rain or shine. I feel your pain UGA and I hope Tech runs all over Iowa.

jacketnation

December 7th, 2009
9:33 pm

In the fall there are two very important things in the south. 1. God 2. Family. (These are important year round) After that, it’s Deer Season and college football. We love to hate Georgia. And even though we lost the most important game of the year, we only lost two games this season with a sorry defense. Three of our defensive lineman are now playing in the NFL and we didn’t have anyone to replace them with. Other than Derrick Morgan, the other guys rarely get a sack and make very few tackles. But with CPJ we know we will be national competitors for the next decade. UGA is on the decline. If I were CMR (a great man and a Christian) I’d find me a school where the student athletes were not a bunch of drunks and criminals. UGA, leading the nation in arrested football players.

WoDawg

December 7th, 2009
9:33 pm

30-24 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

30-24 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

SUCK IT TECH!

Just a fan

December 7th, 2009
9:33 pm

I think Bill is right TCU and Boise St. played last year why do we want to see that game again this year. TCU is the only Div 1 or FBS school in the top six in offense and defense and in MHO would beat Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Ohio St, and Oregon on a neutral field. You can call me crazy but the Orange missed out big time by not taking them or Boise St to match up against Yech. Don’t get me wrong I think the Fiesta will be a great game but the BCS really missed out

Boise Dawg

December 7th, 2009
9:40 pm

I really don’t see how this year is all that different than any other year. Bill all you did with this column is prove to me that you really aren’t a college football fan. It sounds like any game that isn’t for the National Championship or doesn’t involve Georgia isn’t worth watching. I think this is the best BCS matchups in years. I admit I would have liked to have seen TCU take Florida to the woodshed, but I think we have the most even even matchups with Tech v Iowa, Florida v. Cincinnati and TCU v. BSU. Don’t count out Boise State…. they nearly beat TCU last year and while TCU looks to be better this year, so is Boise.

jd

December 7th, 2009
9:41 pm

WoDawg,

UGA is a bad team this year. I mean bad, bad, not good bad. So show some self respect. Jump on Tech when UGA is 10-2. When you’ve got a losing team and you’re still talking trash, you’re showing you lack class, you’re a loser, a bum, a troll, a twit, a nut, a knuckle dragger, a physical education dropout, reject, tool. Take it like a man. UGA will be back in a few years.

WoDawg

December 7th, 2009
9:45 pm

30-24 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

30-24 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

SUCK IT TECH!

white dawg

December 7th, 2009
9:49 pm

suck your orange and suck on this
WE DON’T CARE, WE OWN YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
30 -24 all year longggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

WoDawg

December 7th, 2009
9:52 pm

Sept. 5 vs. Jacksonville State
Sept. 10 (Thur.) vs. Clemson
Sept. 17 (Thur.) at Miami
Sept. 26 vs. North Carolina
Oct. 3 at Mississippi State
Oct. 10 at Florida State
Oct. 17 vs. Virginia Tech
Oct. 24 at Virginia
Oct. 31 at Vanderbilt
Nov. 7 vs. Wake Forest
Nov. 14 at Duke
Nov. 28 vs. Georgia 30-24 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

SUCK IT TECH!

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lee

December 7th, 2009
9:55 pm

so don’t watch the damn games then!!

white dawg

December 7th, 2009
9:56 pm

How to shut up a tech fan?
Give em a cup of 30 -24. Served cold.

buzzster

December 7th, 2009
9:58 pm

Grouchy old SEC loyalist… Just wait and see & Please retire from blogging MR. Negativity

pete

December 7th, 2009
10:02 pm

TCU vs Boise State is a great matchup.Tech vs Iowa is also a great match.You need to crawl back under
your rock in Athens and quit showing your ignorance!

fitzgerald

December 7th, 2009
10:04 pm

Of all the bowls, poor ole SMU gets to go to a bowl game. Of all places in Hawaii. Nothing like spending the winter in paradise. Take that all of the other bowls.

Sour Grapes Patrol

December 7th, 2009
10:07 pm

Bill,
You suck, this column sux, UGA sux, Shreveport sux, UGA VIII will suck, hicks suck, inbreeding sux. Sour Grapes!

RAMBLING WRECK! MIAMI BOUND!

Xenophon

December 7th, 2009
10:14 pm

jd, don’t they still have jobs in Seattle? Are you a refugee from that wonderful economic/social system on the west coast? You should get yourself a job out there. You must be pretty stupid to hang out here with us rednecks. By the way, I’ve lived in California and I love the west coast (not all of it, but most of it).

jh

December 7th, 2009
10:17 pm

Bowl Chicken Series…BCS! Let the little guys play the big boys. They can hold their own. I think Utah and Boise have already proven that. The TCU-BSU will be a great game…don’t get me wrong. The players are evenly matched but the Broncos have the best coach and will win.

Go Jackets

December 7th, 2009
10:23 pm

Bill- real creative. I’m gonna be watching the Georgia/Texas A&M game for sure, but I’m also gonna be having a blast at the Orange Bowl over the holidays. Just because you are too dumb to enjoy a game involving any team but Georgia doesn’t mean you have to prove it by writing this idiotic article.

Zeno

December 7th, 2009
10:28 pm

I was a depressed Dawg until I realized that it’s been 18 years since we were in a crappy bowl like the Independence Bowl and it had been 33 years since Tech had been in a good bowl. One could then say “Well that shows that Tech is on the rise and we are on the decline.” Except that we beat them. bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahaha.

K-Town Dawg

December 7th, 2009
10:35 pm

“But with CPJ we know we will be national competitors for the next decade.”

Don’t make me laugh fool!
Turkey neck won’t be competitive after Chan’s atheletes leave.
And when exactly has turkey neck recruited for a national power.
At Navy he got his players handed to him and at GSU he got UGA’s hand me downs.

Maybe you should put 30-24 on those ACC chump rings!

Milton

December 7th, 2009
11:11 pm

K-Town, why do you make ugly comments about how Tech’s coach looks. I am sure you are a real hunk as well. And besides, why the personal attack. Why would you say something so utterly classless? Stick to football ad drop the name calling. It makes you look ignorant,

John Stamos had a nice, compact swing.

December 7th, 2009
11:27 pm

WE RUN THIS STATE.

Sour Grapes Patrol

December 7th, 2009
11:32 pm

Can You Dig It,
Dig this. Dig a hole & put that stupid dog’s corpse in it & be finished w/ that crap. Concentrate on football & keeping your playa’s out the slammer. It won’t happen in Richt’s tenure because he’s Bowden trained. Maybe the next coach can dig you out within 10 years. These arrest records besmirch a respectable university where a fine education is there for the taking (although not to be compared w/ Tech, but that is another topic). Even the despised Adams must be embarrassed. But maybe I give him too much credit (Harrick). Can you dig it? Dig it.

RAMBLING WRECK!

bob

December 7th, 2009
11:56 pm

So nobody else takes into account that Iowa has the best defense GT will face all year? Heck its better than the defense that killed GT last year in their bowl game.

I dont think GT will score that much on that defense and that offense is only interesting to those rare GT fans, oh and the ones who come out of the woodwork when they finally win. Also, the reason why there are very few punts is because PJ goes for it on 4th all the time.

Zeno

December 8th, 2009
12:23 am

Cheer up Dawgs. We’ve been to the Sugar Bowl THREE TIMES this decade (and won two of them). It’s been since 1966 since GT went to one of the Rose, Sugar, Orange, or Cotton Bowl. Tech’s lost four of their last five bowl appearances while playing in crappy bowls like the Humanitarian, Seattle, Emerald and the Silicon Valley Bowls.

P. Bull Terrier

December 8th, 2009
12:33 am

Georgia fans only get the chance to pick on Tech fans on the blogs once or twice every 5 or 6 years because that’s how often Tech has a good season. During the rest of the years, when Georgia is ranked higher, goes to the better bowl, and beats Tech, the Techies aren’t around to poke fun at. If it wasn’t for all the Tech fans (or the 1 tech fan using different names), we UGA fans would be busy talking about a crappy season, crappy bowl, fired DC and who’s going to play quarterback next year. No one would even bother to talk about the victory over Tech because that’s just expected.

However, since we have to hear so many Techies spouting off about their first real bowl in 42 years and ragging on Georgia for our bad season, we can’t help but point out things like <<>> and <<>>. The Techies trying to pick on the dawgs have so little amunition it’s getting kind of boring. Admit it, when you feel the need to harass a group of people because their dog died, there’s just something wrong with you. You need help.

It’s interesting to see how brave everyone is on the internet. I challenge the Techies to walk up to the UGA people they meet and start talking the same kind of smack you talk on here. When you pick up your teeth off the ground, go ask Paul Johnson what he meant by a punch in the mouth.

Sour Grapes Patrol

December 8th, 2009
12:53 am

Don’t get too cheerful Zeno, Recruits are flocking to UT,UA ,AU.GT,UF,UK.etc. ga will never see another heyday like the last few years. The Richt era is over. Next year won’t see 7 wins. If ga played in the ACC they wouldn’t win 6 games. But hey, your D is as good as Tech’s.

RAMBLING WRECK! MIAMI BOUND!

EmoryDawg

December 8th, 2009
1:13 am

P. Bull T, I agree with you. I’m not a UGA grad but I do like football and that means in this state I have to like UGA. I do associate casually with some Tech folk. Heck, some of my friends are Tech grads and a few times I have eaten at the same table with them. I like to talk football especially Aug. through July which means historically (last 33 years) there’s been little value in connecting with them except to talk about sewers for the hospital and office building. I did talk with one Tech acquaintance in mid November and of course he was very proud to report his team’s anticipated victories over UGA and at Tampa. They faced a big challenge in Tampa he said but wasn’t too concerned with UGA and then on to the big Orange. I inquired of my friend as to the victories which brought Tech to the threshold of such glorious achievement and whereupon the subject was moved to the business at hand. Well, you see why I can’t develop a friendship with a Tech grad because I like to talk football, a subject about which the current generation knows very little. ON to Shreveport to take on the Aggies. GO DAWGS. Better a Dawg in Shreveport than a Bee in the ACC.

BPhil

December 8th, 2009
2:12 am

Just a side note in response to the statement made that winning the ACC championship this year is similar to when Tech made it to the Final Four in 2004…..

Georgia beat Tech in basketball that year, too. How ironic.

arrh

December 8th, 2009
2:19 am

NCR- Aaron Murray was the NO. 3 QB in the nation. sometimes BBS w/ no experience strugele…just look at Stafford his Fr. yr. Richt & Bobo said he wasn’t ready, but it turned out later that he was injured as well. It makes absolutely no sense to me that you’re suggesting that a whole yr. of eligiblity be burned….just to get a FR. some experience for next yr. It’s not like the season isn;t already considered a failure. I’m not against one of those guys playing early on, but stop knocking Richt for not playing a young QB who was injured. Cos’s numbers aren’t actually that bad…minus the interceptions. He’s not the only problem on this team. Early in the yr. the line wasn;t blocking for him, receivers were dropping balls, & there wasn;t much of a running game. So defenses knew we were going to throw…it’s a little easier to make ints. When you know whats coming. I looked at the numbers…apparently stafford had 25 TDs last yr., which I believe was a UGA record. Cox has 22. His ints. are high, but tehy were about the same as Staffords Fr. yr. Cox was pretty much like a Fr., bc he didn’t receive hardly any playing time before this yr. Cox has about 2,500 yrd.s passing this yr. I’m not saying he’s the greatest…he was obviously inconsistent…just like the rest of the team, but I just fon;t think it’s all his fault. I understand the need to want to get young players experience, but it doesn;t guarantee that UGA will have a bad season next yr. I’ve seen plenty of teams do fine w/ a first yr. QB. Just look at David Greene, Greg Mcelroy, etc. As far as Bbob goes….I don’t agree w/ everything he’s done. He did lose a lot of key players after last yr., & I think just last yr. we led teh SEC in offense when we had Staff, Moreno, Massaquio, etc. He lost his best O-Lineman on teh 1st game of the yr. for the 2nd yr. in a row, & he had to make calls withough AJ greene at the end of the yr. Yet, they still found a way t obeat AU & Tech, shich are both pretty good teams. I don’t claim to know the future, but Richt’s been pretty consistent…so why not just wait & see if he can get in turned around. Oh & one more thing…USC may have played a FR., but they didn’t exactly have a great yr. either.

punch in da mowf

December 8th, 2009
2:45 am

P. Bull Terrier writes::

“when you feel the need to harass a group of people because their dog died, there’s just something wrong with you. You need help.”

and then he writes::

“I challenge the Techies to walk up to the UGA people they meet and start talking the same kind of smack you talk on here. When you pick up your teeth off the ground, go ask Paul Johnson what he meant by a punch in the mouth.”

dude … YOU’RE THE ONE WHO NEEDS HELP. Seriously, if you can get that worked up over some blog comments, you have some deep-rooted anger management issues. Get a grip.

SEC

December 8th, 2009
6:42 am

In February 2009 the University of Alabama board of trustees gave approval to begin stadium expansion of the south endzone,[2] with a capacity of approximately 101,000,[3] which, upon its completion, will make Bryant-Denny Stadium the largest stadium in the Southeastern Conference, as Neyland Stadium is currently undergoing renovations, which will reduce its current conference-leading seating capacity from 102,037 to 100,011

Johnny DangerDawg

December 8th, 2009
6:44 am

Why’s everybody gotta hate on Bill King? He didn’t say the Independence Bowl was going to be an epic battle of the titans. But by most independent accounts, it is likely to be a fun shootout. Thus, it’s perfectly reasonable that Bill, an admitted UGA fan, would say he’s more interested in watching the Dawgs (in a game that either team could win) than watching one of the many lame bowls. You guys are acting like Bill said the Indep. Bowl would be an instant classic, one that everyone in the country should watch. You guys are misinterpreting him.

Johnny DangerDawg

December 8th, 2009
6:54 am

arrh,
On Opening Day 2010, our new QB will have the benefit of A WHOLE REDSHIRT YEAR to learn the offense. He’ll have a good O-line and an excellent running game (two things which the Dawgs were slow to develop in 2009). The Dawgs will probably win, and then everybody will say, “Oh, we shoulda been starting this QB last year. We would’ve won all our games.” As if he would have had the same success a year earlier…

Hedgepruner

December 8th, 2009
6:57 am

I would rather see Tech / Iowa any day than the UGA / Hawaii sugar bowl, talk about a snoozer….BCS BABY any way you slice it and if we win look for us to be a preseason top 10 team to start out next season…BRIGHT FUTURE at GT !!!

MR

December 8th, 2009
7:10 am

EmoryDawg, I seem to remember that most of you dawgies felt Tech would give you a good beat down. Even 1 hour prior to kickoff UGA fans were hoping they could stay past half time. Now all that tells me is that you so called fans had no confidence in your team and had thrown the clearly under the bus. CMR had been written off. Now that you come away a winner you spout your trash. I see from the polls that this game does not mean much in the bigger picture. Last year we win and UGA gets all the love in the ranking. This year you win and you are looking up at the Jackets. You have the state bragging rights for a year…we have a conference championship and a BCS bowl.

The Grinch

December 8th, 2009
8:28 am

Johnny DangerDawg

December 8th, 2009
6:44 am

Speaking of lame bowls, did you see the attendance at the A She She championship? 57,277. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! UGA had more fans at the Tennessee Tech game. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Shug

December 8th, 2009
8:51 am

The guy who writes this blog apparently stopped following college football when Charles White picked up his Heisman. This is the kind of mindset that allows Notre Dame to go to bowls it doesn’t deserve.

(By the way, contratulations to the Fighting Irish for having the dignity to not go bowling this year. Though it will prevent them from having that all important extra month of practice.)

BuzztheKiller

December 8th, 2009
9:29 am

Wow- it is always entertaining to see UGA fans debating with UT fans. Like two hillbillies fighting over a pig at the state fair…enjoy your bowls and debates on who has more convicted felons on the roster…meanwhile Paul Johnson is visiting your recruits- the ones that won’t get arrested.

robodawg

December 8th, 2009
9:34 am

Yeah, an unusual number of bad bowls. What’s really disappointing is the wasted opportunities out there. For the fans, you’d wish TCU was matched against a major conference so we can see just how good they might be, and if they perhaps deserved a crack at Bama.

Two I think will be worth watching, however, are the Rose and the Citrus. LSU-Penn St features one of the few Big 10 teams that get you juiced (Michigan and Ohio St being the other two). And for once, the Rose won’t be USC overwhelming a Big 10 team as consolation for not makng the BCS championship. Oregon is fun to watch and would love to see them get after Ohio St.

robodawg

December 8th, 2009
9:54 am

The SEC office has got to revisit its bowl tie ins. Fans get tired of the same bowls in the same locations in pairings with the same ACC and Big 10 teams. As long as the Outback, for example, gets the Big 10 number 3, it will feature ho-hum teams like Northwestern or Purdue. C’mon! I liked it better when bowls were at liberty to make their own matchups and teams could entertain multiple offers. Let the best bowls engineer the most compelling games for football fan buzz, ticket sales and TV revenue, and the rest can make do with what’s left or just go away.

The rare trips to, say, the Sun or Holiday bowls in interesting locations out west are now off the table. It doesn’t have to be every year, but just twice a decade if they could take an upper tier SEC team and match them with an upper tier Pac 10 team, that would be a real treat for fans. The Pac 10, which I used to laugh at, has become one of the nation’s best conferences, but SEC teams never get to play them.

And please fix the Sugar’s BCS positioning! B/c of conference tie-ins and picking orders and the like, the Sugar cannot for the life of it get a can’t-miss matchup. The last five have managed to match an SEC team against West Virginia, Notre Dame, Hawai’i, Utah and now Cincinnati. LSU had a lot of fun embarrassing the Irish, but otherwise these are games that teams and fan bases will never get all that excited about.

K-Town Dawg

December 8th, 2009
10:25 am

Milton,

Speaking of lack of class, maybe turkey neck
shouldn’t be advocating punching people in the face.
I also don’t remember you calling your fellow Tech
“fans” classless after all their postings for the last year.
Sounds like the Tech fans can dish it out but can’t take it.

I still want to see if CPJ can recruit some big D linemen,
some that won’t be pushed around all game.
I have a feeling he will have trouble recruiting NFL calibre talent
which will mean GT will always have a subpar defense.

The easiest way to beat Tech is to get up early on them
because they can’t come from behind because their offense
eats up to much time, hence the four pass plays at the end of
the UGA/GT game.

This is as good as it is going to get for Tech.
You are losing your two best defensive players and numerous
atheletes on offense. I don’t think PJ is going to have an easy time replacing
those players. And the overall lack of nationally competitive teams in the ACC
doesn’t help in recruiting either.

Enjoy it the success while it lasts.

maddawg

December 8th, 2009
10:41 am

Georgia got hosed—getting stuck in the worst bowl game of all. Damon Evans better be calling mike slive and letting him know this will not happen again. Going to shreveport sounds depressing!

LCDawg

December 8th, 2009
10:52 am

I think this years bowl match ups are the best we have seen in a long time. Do I wish UGA was playing in a better bowl, of course. There is an easy way to fix that……beat Kentucky and we can stop our whining.

LAKE OCONEE DAWG

December 8th, 2009
11:20 am

NCR:
TAKE A LOAD OFF YOURSELF AND DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE BULLDOGS AND THEIR COACHING STAFF, THE PAST 30 YEARS SHOULD ATTEST TO THAT, FOR IN THAT PERIOD OF TIME UGA HAS DOMINATED TECH ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD, AND 8 OUT OF THE PAST 9 ALSO….WORRY ABOUT THAT UNBELIEVABLE DEFEAT THE YELLOW JACKETS GOT FROM THE DOGS 2 SATURDAY NIGHTS AGO THAT NOT EVEN THE RESIDENT GENIUS MARK BRADLEY SAW COMING (SCHULTZIE DIDN’T EITHER)….BARK MADDLEY’S HEISMAN AWARD HALL OF FAME “COACH IN WAITING” PUGNACIOUS PAUL JOHNSON LET OLE WILLIE MARTINEZ’S 4-3 SCHEME HOLD THE TRIPLE OPTION ATTACK TO 33 YARDS FOR THE FULLBACK (IN ANY OTHER OFFENSE AS A TAILBACK HE WOULD BE ON THE PLANE TO NEW YORK FOR HEISMAN) AND QB JOSH NESBITT, WHO HAD 41 TOTAL YARDS…..THANKS WILLIE FOR THE WIN….IT WAS A GREAT GOING AWAY PRESENT YOU GAVE PUGNACIOUS PAUL AND THE BULLDOG NATION….

GT Joe

December 8th, 2009
11:25 am

Turkey neck or pencil neck…. I like turkey neck

BuzztheKiller

December 8th, 2009
11:33 am

maddawg

December 8th, 2009
10:41 am
Georgia got hosed—getting stuck in the worst bowl game of all. Damon Evans better be calling mike slive and letting him know this will not happen again. Going to shreveport sounds depressing!

I’m sure Damon Evans can get right through to Mike Slive- yeah right. How arrogant, sorry 7-5 and blown out by Tenn and UF and losing at home to UK- you don’t get to dictate where you are going (unless of course you are Bobby Bowden, but thats another story).

dawgfacedboy

December 8th, 2009
12:25 pm

Carroll could afford to start Barkley considering the PAC-10 is one step up from high school ball. Can’t really throw true freshman out in a conference that every sports analyst in the country will agree is essentially a semi-pro league.

Sorry but your argument doesn’t come close to holding any water.

dawgfacedboy

December 8th, 2009
12:31 pm

Another thing. The dawgs have the wins since Richt has been there to be considered among the best. Especially considering the schedule they play every year. They played Clemson twice, boise st 1 or 2 times and OSU this year to start the seasons over the past few years. Sure they’ve played GSU but you can’t be expected to play a BCS team to start your season every year. We also play Oregon next year

The problem is that we don’t have alot of pretty wins (style points) that wows the voters. Example kicking a FG and kneeling on the ball on 2 seperate possesions late against ASU last year. Could’ve easily punched them both in for TDs.

Richt is in the top 5 or 6 in wins since 2000 and has 2 confence championships and a 2 BCS wins. NOt to mention that when we played FSU that year we were a 1 loss SEC champ. How many 1 loss SEC champs have played for a NC in the past 5 years??

Matt

December 8th, 2009
12:39 pm

If a down year signifies the decline of a program then I guess USC and Ohio St. programs are both in decline??

Jeff C

December 8th, 2009
8:16 pm

Bill, you nailed it. The BCS organizers are cowards and don’t want to expose their fraudulent system again like what happened last year when Utah punked Alabama. Fact is, folks, some of you need to get out of the South for a little while. The Mtn. West plays really quality football. I’d put money on TCU beating any of the other BCS Top 6 teams this year. It’s a shame they won’t get to prove how good they really are.

Yowza

December 9th, 2009
12:21 am

The same people slamming TCU were probably saying Utah had no chance against Bama last year. Way to run and hide behind your big daddy smoking his cigar (BCS) and cry because you don’t want the Mountain West to kick your A$$es again.

gadawg

December 9th, 2009
2:14 am

Oh where is St Simons 34 to 20 hahahahahahahahahaha

gadawg

December 9th, 2009
2:38 am

For St Simons, correction 30/24 hahahahahahahahahaha

Nick

December 9th, 2009
2:48 pm

Chipper: agreed!

Nick

December 9th, 2009
2:50 pm

I think Boise vs. GA Tech would have been a very justified and interesting matchup, but probably not much of a fan following all the way to Miami. At least that’s what the BCS people would have thought anyway.

takedowndawg

December 9th, 2009
4:02 pm

Kiffin Has the Runs guy, Kiffin,will make all of you volunteers appear to be toothless, raging maniacs after 2-3 years. He firmly believes that his one victory against us gives him first place in line for our Georgia players. Pipe dream! No red blooded pure bred DAWG fan from childhood who plays football, who grew up listening to Larry Munson would choose the yucky orange and white checkerboard overr the RED & BLACK!! Play for your home state. Maybe kiffin should try flying in and landing in a Harrier Jet.

Bill King

December 9th, 2009
7:40 pm

Johnny Danger Dawg:

How did a perceptive reader like you get in here?

Garry

December 9th, 2009
11:12 pm

Bill … Tell me how Clemson got “jobbed?”
And if no one cares about the Gator Bowl except Bobby Bowden loyalists, how did the bowl sell out 77,500 seats within two hours, and has resulted in temporary seats in the stadium that will result in a record for one-game attendance, 85,000 — which will be more than any Florida-Georgia game.

Sam

December 10th, 2009
12:39 am

Nonsense, so many years people say “the bowl match ups are awful”. Then the games that folks expect to be great are often not, then the low profiles are good/great (Boise v Oklahoma, Mich v Neb a few years back).

Mourning USC Fan

December 12th, 2009
2:22 pm

TCU got screwed by Boise State’s failure to create a strong non-conference schedule. As MoDawg said, one non-BCS team can create controversy. If both beat big-name BCS powerhouses in bowl games the system would lose any credibility it has left. I really hope the frogs destroy the broncos

As for the entire lineup, the only ones that caught my eye were Utah v. Cal, USC v. Boston, Stanford v. Oklahoma (probably the most exciting aside from the National Championship), Ohio State v. Oregon and Alabama v. Texas. My Pac-10 bias is pretty clear. After all these bowls are over, the Pac-10 depth should be too. Arizona is the only Pac-10 team I can envision losing. Anyhow, my big problem with this bowl lineup is that there are no rivalries. In the absence of two exciting teams being available to play each other, the next best option is an exciting team against one of their rivals. And, yea, sadly A&M v. Georgia does look good by comparison.