Rex Robinson: Players in control in Athens?

Was Mark Richt's choice of uniforms against Florida a symptom of a bigger problem? (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Was Mark Richt's choice of uniforms against Florida a symptom of a bigger problem? (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Rex Robinson isn’t sure a new defensive coordinator will cure what ails Mark Richt’s program.

He blogs that “There have been ever increasing signs that the inmates were running the asylum at UGA. For three years the intermittent collapses on offense, defense or as a team left many Dawg fans scratching their heads. … Now it comes out that the strife on this team has reached new levels. I’m not going to go into specifics on here, but suffice it to say, it’s much worse than we imagined.”

While he doesn’t provide any specifics, Robinson cites Richt’s decision to go with the black helmets and pants against Florida as a case of him catering to the players to try and get them to perform. “It’s not the actual helmets and pants, or even black jerseys,” Robinson says. “It’s what they represent. The players are in control.”

He goes on to bring up again recurring questions about the effectiveness of Georgia’s strength and conditioning program and concludes: “Only time will tell if the changes being made right now are nothing more than a band-aid on the problem or if only a hand-grenade will do the trick.”

Wow. Rex certainly isn’t the only one to complain about the general lack of discipline on the field shown by the Dogs, as evidenced by the chronic problem with penalties and turnovers. But because of his status as a former player his disenchantment with the general direction of Richt’s program is noteworthy.

What do you think? Has the kicking legend put his finger on the true problem with the Dogs, or is he just another grumpy ole guy out of touch with the way the game is played nowadays?

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Techster

December 10th, 2009
10:05 am

This is the inevitable result of CMR’s obviously lax past attitude regarding discipline, etc.

I think this attitude was ingrained at FSU, unfortunately.

HWS

December 10th, 2009
10:05 am

“Now it comes out that the strife on this team has reached new levels.” How does Rex drop a bomb like that and not mention specifics? Not even one? Anybody else know specifically what he’s grumbling about?

Dale

December 10th, 2009
10:07 am

I don’t think Robinson could be more vague if he tried. May he could substantiate something. That would help.

EW

December 10th, 2009
10:08 am

Funny that Rex is all about speculation and right when it gets time to spew some facts he says “I’m not going to go into specifics..” Sounds to me like empty self promotion…if he knows something’s up then SAY IT.

Chuck Carswell

December 10th, 2009
10:09 am

He’s not grumpy. He’s just trying to make a name for himself. You see his twitter posts and commentaries… all negative. Only positives he has to say are about kickers.

He like many others is trying to make a buck off new media and the best to do that is to be inflammatory.

The guy wants to be current and meaningful again, so he’s auctioning his wares as a speaker and commentator. He has no credibility.

Dawgdad

December 10th, 2009
10:13 am

Come on Rex, if you are reading this, and let us know how you know this to be true. You don’t have to provide specifics on what is going on, just from whom did you hear this and how credible are they. Do you have access that the sports guys do not have? You may be right, probably are, but before I get upset about it, I need more evidence.

suwaneedawg

December 10th, 2009
10:17 am

While I believe some of this is true, I also believe that CMR will, along with a new DC, gain back total control of the program.

SuperB

December 10th, 2009
10:17 am

It doesn’t matter if Rex is grumpy or just rrying to spur the Dawgs into improvemen, which I suspect was his motive. THE FACT IS: Georgia is undisciplined– the penalties– and the turnover ratio– the most important stat in FB, is anemic. And our DB’s, other than at the end of the GT win, couldn’t cover my house. Go Dawgs!

McDawg

December 10th, 2009
10:17 am

I just think there are alot of young players out there-did lack of discipline make Joe Cox throw interceptions-i think probably a lack of height had more to do with it

I would bet our kicker would prefer to kick the ball out of the endzone than those asinine directional kicks

if we are stillmaking the same stupid mistakes next year than i will give some credence to the theory that CMR & UGA football is adrift but just don’t buy it given his track record

PUP FAN

December 10th, 2009
10:18 am

I must have missed the memo about giving a crap what Rex has to say! You’re either with us or against us. Pick a side Rex. Go DAWGS!!!!

Silencio

December 10th, 2009
10:19 am

I think he’s over reacting to the uni thing. CMR was trying to find something to get the players excited. I thought it was lame too, but I’m just some guy in Section 119. It didn’t make a lick of difference, so I wouldn’t expect CMR to keep rolling this out.

This season was killed b/c of one major thing: turnovers. If you correct that alone, Georgia might have 2 more victories. The slower strategy change will be in a new DC. Whomever it is will have to do what CMR and Bobo have learned to do on offense: play young players if they warrant it. If Willie had not clung to his more experienced less talented players, our defense would’ve been (slightly) improved. This wouldn’t fix the “brain freeze” CWM would have in games where he couldn’t figure out how to defend a change in strategy by the opponent (see UT this yr, UF in 06)

coach smith

December 10th, 2009
10:19 am

Sorry REX, but you sound like a disgruntled fan with a PERSONAL vedetta against RICHT

Funny how he knows of some “strife” that NOBODY ELSE in the free world knows about

If Richt didn’t have control, there would have been no way the Dawgs would’ve bounced back from the UK loss to beat Tech

NJ Dawg

December 10th, 2009
10:20 am

Although Robinson doesn’t offer anything of substance here, I wouldn’t be shocked if this were true. During Richt’s best years, he had two obvious locker room leaders, one on each side of the ball, in David Greene and David Pollack. Moreover, Brian Van Gorder was a no-nonsense defensive coordinator. I can’t remember who they were playing, but the Dawgs were shutting out their opponent late the fourth quarter and the reserves were in when the other team started marching down the field. BVG got in his starters’ faces and made them go back in the game to preserve the shutout. I don’t think the Dawgs have seen that kind of leadership since the Davids graduated, or that kind of intensity since BVG left.

Recent players have been leaders in their own way–the team definitely fed off Knowshown Moreno, but as far as I can tell, there just hasn’t been that kind of off-the-field leadership, that commitment to being together as a team, to practicing hard, to staying out of trouble, to pushing their teammates harder all week long instead of just on Saturdays.

Richt was lucky to have had those two players at the beginning of his career, but if he wants to regain and maintain that level of success, he’s got to go recruit those players and also bring the hammer down himself from time to time.

senoiadawgs

December 10th, 2009
10:20 am

While what Rex says is what a lot of us think without getting into specifics it would be just like me saying the same thing. I can’t say that is what has happened for sure.

As for the Black Helmets, remember the first Blackout in 07. Richt said then that he would allow the SR’s one game a year to wear the Black Jersey’s or something else that is different if they choose. He made that animal himself. I personally do not mind it as much as many others. I think the once a season different look is fun and hey if the win the game merchandise sales will jump.

Now on to the topic of the day. Why in the crap are we hearing nothing on the coaching search? Are they really that tight up in the Athens that nobody in the media can break in and find out what is happening? As he threatened the people he is interviewing if it leaks you have no shot? Are they not interviewing yet and letting all the other teams rebuild their staffs and are going to take the leftovers?

Silencio

December 10th, 2009
10:22 am

Oops, I meant UF in ‘05 (the Billy Latsko coming out party)

Dom 'the Don' Wilkins

December 10th, 2009
10:22 am

Rex Robinson = Glenn Beck

RD

December 10th, 2009
10:22 am

Rex hit the nail on the head. All the gimmicks that UGA has used is a coverup for lack of discipline and focus. Blackouts, changing uniforms and helmets are gimmicks that do not replace hard work and discipline. When UGA’s entire team stormed the field against Florida a couple of years ago is the best example. CMR claimed he didn’t know about it beforehand. Either he is not telling the whole truth or worse, he is telling the truth and the players aren’t scared of consequences. Either way, it is the perfect example of what is wrong at UGA. Do you think Nick Saban or Urban Meyer would tolerate this or use a change of uniforms to motivate? Not a chance, and until UGA realizes this, they will continue to be a mid level team even if they hire 2 or 3 good defensive coordinators. Bank on it.

senoiadawgs

December 10th, 2009
10:25 am

No Urban Meyer would never change uniforms…. White Helmets to weeks in a row?

Nate

December 10th, 2009
10:26 am

I have to agree with Chuck on this. As much as I loved Rex and Butler…I don’t see anything thing good coming out of this so why write it.

With some facts to back it up, it could be a bomb that is needed to fix what is wrong. But the way it is written…it saddens me he has to do this.

SC Dawg

December 10th, 2009
10:26 am

Hey Rex. Put up or shut up. We don’t need empty speculation. Crawl back into the woodwork.

Billy Bennett

December 10th, 2009
10:27 am

du duu du du duuuuuu!

PDawg

December 10th, 2009
10:27 am

He’s a former player who is close enough to the program to know. He is probably on to something. If you step back and look at the body of work the last few years (tackling issues, arrests, need for uniforms to promote excitement, defensive let downs) I think he is more right than wrong.

Cuz

December 10th, 2009
10:27 am

This just in from Rex’s blog. There are bad people in this world that do not like us. Nowhere did it state what part of the world or who the bad people were.

How is Bobo not fired?

December 10th, 2009
10:29 am

Rex has some good points. Richt has not been good at all at getting to root causes of problems and he has a history of poor judgment in that area: penalties, turnovers, jersey changes, etc.

The amazing thing to me is Bobo still has a job. Apparently, Richt thought Martinez and his 37+ points a game 4 or 5 times a year was all Willie’s fault. In spite of the fact that Willie was undefeated when the offense committed 0 turnovers and Willie gave up 0 100 yard rushers in 2009, and outcoached the top 2 offensive geniuses in the college football in 2009, Gus and PJ. WRONG!

4 out of 5 of Georgia’s losses this year came when Bobo’s offense, due to poor high risk play-calling, turned the ball over 3 to 4 times. Nothing’s going to change there. Stafford struggled with ball protection issues too. Bobo simply doesn’t know how to fix this problem.

More alarming about Bobo:
Bobo has a “pass-the-buck” mentality–he doesn’t want the responsibility of having the ball in his hands the last few seconds. Defenses bait Bobo into a quick score, and he takes the bait, giving them the ball back on the final possession. The LSU game was a great example, as was the Kentucky game, in both games, Bobo tried to leave the win/loss responsibility on his DC. He threw Willie under the bus. Tell me a game in 2009 where Bobo’s offense won it on the last possession?

Bobo’s pass-heavy play call mix and poor time possession does NOT reflect SEC best practices of what the leader’s are doing. Bobo is more like Charlie Weis offensively, which is scary, your team loses a lot with that offensive mindset.

Rex is right that Richt misdiagnosed the problem–AGAIN! But Rex is wrong about the root cause–it’s not discipline or penalties, Florida won the Natl Championship in a year when they had lots of penalties, Fla St and Miami won Natl Champs with lots of penalties, Richt is 25 wins and 2 losses when Georgia commits 10 or more penalities.

The root cause is offensive: pass-heavy play-mix–Florida/Bama call a 60% run, Georgia typically goes for a 60% pass. This leads to lots of giveaways and poor time possession. The SEC in 2009 is not Fla St. in 1999. Things have evolved. I don’t think Bobo can or will change his stripes.

Jax Dawg

December 10th, 2009
10:31 am

Hey RD, Urban’s Gators wore white helmets in their loss to Alabama.

Cuz

December 10th, 2009
10:31 am

Bill, I know what Rex posts about the program is “fan worthy” of your column. I am not shooting the messenger. Get Greenie’s opinion, someone who actually played for Coach Richt.

McDawg

December 10th, 2009
10:32 am

RD UF changed there uniform this year-and the Auburn blackout was the brilliant-you just can’t go to that well

the leadership thing is an interesting point-I never thought Stafford really took ownership of the team the way Greene and Shockley did

next year the leaders will need to be Ben Jones, Clint Boling, AJ Green, C. King

on D we are looking at a void pending on what Curran does-that will be a key-the talent is there

Covington Dawg

December 10th, 2009
10:32 am

I knew before I even read this that it would be negative. Rex Robinson is trying to get himself a radio spot. It is obvious that he’s jealous of Buck, Pollack, Green, Zeir, KJ, Butler, and any of the other former players who are either on TV or Radio or Both. He has to grab our attention with an “insider” scoop that turns out to be negative about the program..like most of the rest of his writing.
Good grief Rex, can’t you do better than this?
If what you have to say is legit, then don’t dance around it and say you know something but won’t tell us. Come out and say it, be a man, oh thats right, you’re a kicker. You want to be part of the game, but you don’t want to really be a part of it, you just want credit for being part of the team.

Covington Dawg

December 10th, 2009
10:34 am

And about the uniforms…give it a rest people. These are college kids playing a game. Let them have a little fun. Uniforms don’t make a team, a team makes a uniform. Have you not watched college football the past couple of years? Lots of teams trot out wearing different uni’s all the time, just for the fun of it. I find myself thinking as I watch these games of other temas “wow, if this were a UGA game, the fans would blame the color of the helmets on the loss”.

charlotte_dawg

December 10th, 2009
10:37 am

I think Rex is dead on correct. In fact, looking at the evidence, it’s really the only logical possibility.

SadDawg

December 10th, 2009
10:38 am

Except Glenn Beck gives us the details…. and tells the TRUTH.

Erk Russell

December 10th, 2009
10:39 am

I have wondered why CMR leaves so many decisions up to the players. Whenever asked about the uniforms he always states that it was the players decisions. I think Mr. Robinson could be correct, you take a look at recruits at Bama and after a year there they are bigger and stronger. You look at guys we have brought in and they look the same as they did in high school. I know everyone is different and we all don’t put on muscle or weight like each other but when another team looks that much more intimidating then UGA does I ask why? We have just as much money and top notch facilities so why are we getting out worked in the offseason? Like I stated in a post earlier this year we need to adopt something like fu did after we beat them in 07. Everytime our guys get done in the weight room they should push themselves that much more. Instead of yards Moreno gained we use the number of penalty yards gained this year or our ranking in turnover margin and do that many pushups and situps after they complete a workout.

Cuz

December 10th, 2009
10:40 am

Good thing those Rose Bowl bound Oregon Ducks don’t worry about changing uniforms. They only have 384 combinations to choose from. Don’t believe me.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/pac10/2006-09-12-oregon-uniforms_x.htm

Of course this is old, they might have added two or three more.

Dale

December 10th, 2009
10:40 am

I can’t get into specifics at this time, but there may be word going around that Rex perhaps might be involved in a potential conspiracy aimed at possibly undermining the Georgia program.

Think the worst thought you can. IT COULD BE WORSE!

But like I said, I don’t have specifics.

Football Ken

December 10th, 2009
10:41 am

Bill,
I think Rex is on to something here… I’ ve thought the same thing for a couple of years now. Seems to me the DAWGS have made deals with the devil, meaning when you recruit kids that come in with “behavior issues” and ‘inner city bravado”, you set yourself up for the consequence that come along with that kind of talent. If you are going to bring in that type of personality you better damn well have a coach or coaches that can handle them. CMR is not that kind of coach. Here’s hoping that the new DC and staff are that type and we supporters don’t suffer from this growing cancer. This thing could go either way.

gadawg

December 10th, 2009
10:43 am

He’s not “out of touch” with the current way the game is played! It’s still football and you have coaches for a reason- to motivate, discipline,encourage and create a game plan that gives your team the best oppotunity to win the next game. Discipline being the most important not ask players what they want to wear for the evening. If anyone has any disagreement look who’s playing for the NC this year.(Saban said he didn’t need to change colors of his uniforms to motivate his players). I like CMR and he has been great for our program BUT he has to instill more discipline better game plans and get better coaches.

RD

December 10th, 2009
10:43 am

MCDawg, they wore them against FSU as well. I doubt it was for motivation. If you keep thinking these gimmicks will work and substitute for hard work and preparation, you should probably go ahead and make reservations in Shreveport for 2010 and beyond. I really like CMR, but UGA has a lot of catching up to do and not by changing uniforms and other gimmicks. All I’m saying is Auburn was motivated by trick plays and emotions and took the lead over Alabama, but eventually talent, determination and hard work prevailed in the end. Does UGA have these qualities?

jack bull

December 10th, 2009
10:46 am

yeah, rex is out of touch. you have to “cater” to the kids some, if you don’t, someone else will. that’s guaranteed. i guess UF lost to UA because of those hidious white uni’s and the throw back head gear. i definately agree with some of the other blogs from earlier, he’s just trying to make a name for himself and the best way to do that is be very crucial and come up with off the wall stuff and hope it sticks…

heck, for that matter, i’ll throw something out there, i heard from my K-State buddy last night and he’s saying that Vic Koening ,their DC, will be named UGA’s DC is the next few days….

if that sticks, i’m going into this business,,,fast!!! lol

The Problem Is Not Conditioning

December 10th, 2009
10:46 am

Georgia has won the 4th quarter in 2001-2008. This is the first year Georgia lost the fourth quarter. We lost the 4th quarter in 2009 due to high risk play calling and giveaways. Most of Georgia’s giveaways/TO’s came in the 4th quarter this year. 10 of Cox’s 14 Int’s came in the 4th Quarter.

It’s not conditioning, it’s high risk play-calling.

Walker

December 10th, 2009
10:47 am

Rex is an F’n kicker!!! who care’s what he thinks. He prob. still doesnt know how to put his shoulder pads on!!!

Defense is a Big Problem

December 10th, 2009
10:50 am

Defensive points scored against and total defensive yards given up per game is a big predictor of success in the SEC if you look at the SEC teams and their win/loss records, it almost EXACTLY lines up with those 2 stats in the SEC. Fla and Bama lead those stats.

So maybe Richt got it right.

Dawg Fud

December 10th, 2009
10:50 am

Rex is entitled to his opinion but I don’t put too much stock in his assessment.

Damon Evans assessment is the most important one.

UGA arrests show up ON THE FIELD TOO

December 10th, 2009
10:53 am

Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that UGA players are not good role models for anyone. Dawg fans don’t care that UGA players routinely get arrested week after week. Penalties on the field and arrests off it. No wonder the team is going down the tubes.

Stand up UGA fans… don’t tolerate your thug players. Oh, and try and exhibit some class yourselves… destroying the campus at your tailgate is making headlines too.

frank james

December 10th, 2009
10:53 am

Rex – Why don’t you go and meet with Coach Richt and share your feelings with him. You being a former player should not have a problem getting an appointment. You don’t need to go to reporters with your story and go public. Just settle it in house. I’m sure that is the way Coach Richt and the Dawg Nation would like it. This does not help the program in anyway. There’s enough bashers out there on the call iln shows and blogs. Go Dawgs and beat the Aggies!

Scott

December 10th, 2009
10:56 am

NIKE was the reason the Gators changed their helments, not a gimmick to motivate the team.

PhilDawg

December 10th, 2009
10:57 am

Rumors
Supposedly Kibry Smart was in Athens yesterday negotiating a potential multi-year, million dollar plus contract. Not substianted, but from the same sources that predicted the CMW decision 24 hours early. Bobo is in the thick of the “courting” process. Announcement, if positive, will be deferred until after Nat Champ game.

Ellis Johnson is second choice. Will take same type of deal – multi year, big dollars – to get it done if CKS says no. Also some issues with switching within the Division.

Scott

December 10th, 2009
10:57 am

ksleezy

December 10th, 2009
10:57 am

he’s just another grumpy ole guy out of touch, period!!!

"INMATES RUN THE ASYLUM"- Couldn't say it better

December 10th, 2009
10:58 am

UGA players compared to “inmates”… the comparison is more real than we know. UT players have been arrested recently, but Bulldogs are arrested nearly every week.

DAWGS ARE NOTHING BUT THUGS. AND THEY ARE NOT EVEN GOOD.

frank james

December 10th, 2009
10:59 am

I can tell you right now that UGA doesn’t like the arrests. It is happening everywhere. College football is becoming a corrupt outfit. There is alot that needs to be cleaned up Nationwide. Lack of Discipline is the decaying factor of this country. Lou Holtz was right when he said this country use to be about responsibilty and obligation and now it is a country of what can do for me because you owe it to me. College football players have a responsibilty to represent their programs well. That is not happening because society accepts it.

exNFLplayer

December 10th, 2009
11:00 am

Rex seems to be the only former player criticizing Coach Richt like that. What did he do to you Rex? Take away your sideline pass?

ecdawg

December 10th, 2009
11:00 am

Rex is right: 1. strength and conditioning has been an issue for years 2. discipline and focus issues rise from the same spring 3. coaching hires will not remedy the problems unless that coach can take charge.

PhilDawg

December 10th, 2009
11:02 am

Attempted Armed Robbery (UT) and Riding a MOPED without your licence (UGA) hmmmmmmmmmm – seem different to me.

MOPED abuse is very street, very thug!

PhilDawg

December 10th, 2009
11:04 am

Attempted Armed Robery (UT) vs Driving MOPED without a license – hmmmmmmmmmmmm
very similar

MOPED Driving is very “Street” very “Thug”, see it in every wrap video, although it is very hard to operate a MOPED and not spill the Crystal from the Pimp Cup. Oh well into each life a little rain must fall.

TRAILER PARK???

December 10th, 2009
11:06 am

Seems to me that the folks in Athens are so used to winning that they can’t handle losing. Even to the expense of the integrity of the program.

The face of UGA is the players and fans. Neither one of them is portrayed in a positive light these days. Firing coaches isn’t going to fix anything if you continue to recruit kids that are getting into trouble off the field. Tech obviously can’t hold a candle to the might of UGA, but Paul Johnson’s kids aren’t getting in trouble like Richt’s kids. Seems to me that kind of situation makes it hard to support the Red and Black.

Richt will Fix It- Rex Knows Nothing

December 10th, 2009
11:08 am

Richt has 80 wins in 8 years. Richt knows how to fix a team’s problems. Richt ALWAYS follows a POOR YEAR, with a 11 or 13 win season. Richt has a track record of making the RIGHT ADJUSTMENTS after a poor season. Richt is the 4th winningest active coach. Richt knows his team best.

Rex Robinson has not track record of showing he knows how to fix a football team’s problems.

Put me in coach

December 10th, 2009
11:10 am

Okay, anyone who has ever coached in there life will say it is a stretch to call a “kicker” a “player”. They are all flakes. I will admit that Rex was a great kicker in his day but have you seen him lately. I don’t believe he can see his foot for his belly much less raise it enough to kick an extra point.

If you know something then tell us about it.

Notice Me

December 10th, 2009
11:12 am

**Please Read my blog!**

Rex Robinson is angry because of personal problems of unimaginable proportions.

I can’t go into details, but read my blog anyway.

Did I mention, **Please Read My Blog.**

co dawg

December 10th, 2009
11:16 am

some good comments in this thread.

first, i like cmr. he ended the long sec drought for the dawgs. the team (outside of this season) has been competitive in a very difficult conference.

cmr may have simply become too comfortable. and i really cannot blame him. he has success in his work, his family and his charities. that’s a great place to be. that said, this season could not have been easy for cmr. it was tough on the coaches, players and the fans. i am anxious to hear about the new coaches. new blood. new energy. let’s get our program back on track.

hunker down coach! go dawgs!

Dawg Fud

December 10th, 2009
11:16 am

PhilDawg,

that’s one helluva rumor (self-described) to be floating around.

cannot bring myself to believe there is any validity to it.

Bremen Dawg

December 10th, 2009
11:17 am

If the same problems happen again next year then he is on to something. I still have faith in CMR but I will say this. Every great coach goes through this, has great years and then the program starts to slip. It is what seperates the great coaches from the good ones is what they do about it. Time will only tell, but I do know the more fans I see are losing faith in CMR. I think we will be just fine and will bring home that NC in the next 4 years.

1eyedJack

December 10th, 2009
11:17 am

Am I being censored?

DawgsForever

December 10th, 2009
11:17 am

Of course there is a problem!!! What QB was given ample playing time this year to prepare for next season? Can’t claim there weren’t opportunities to play someone!!! The Florida and Tennessee games are two examples of games where next years QB could have been given valuable experience. The “Redshirt” means nothing if the QB is quality!!! He’ll leave as a junior anyway for the glory of the NFL.

Then there is the delay in changing the DC, sure it finally happened but not until the heat was breathing down his own back.

If we do not win a minimum of 9 games next year (much, much easier schedule!!!!) then we need to clean the whole house and get us a coach that can compete with the best the SEC has to offer. And those 9 wins should not include a bowl victory but regular season!!!

South FL Chapter of the Bulldog Nation

December 10th, 2009
11:17 am

the only thing that i have to say about this is….we have known for several years that the players were able to choose what game they wanted to wear the black jerseys, and the black helmets were originally going to worn the first black out against Auburn three years ago. did Rex just learn this recently….C’MON MAN! now if they change the jerseys to the old FSU style with the markings on the collar and sleeve then we may have a problem with the players getting too much say in what goes on. till then i’m ok with the players getting to pick a game to wear a non traditional uni. just make sure we don’t look like Grambling again…..please! thanks!

dead dog

December 10th, 2009
11:20 am

Sounds about right.

Why do you think I went to the other side?

Couldn`t bear Kentucky being my new daddy.

Well at least Richt`s tan and shades are cool.

Any news on how many local police departments have Richt`s credit cards to bail out players.

MILLEDGEVILLE DAWG

December 10th, 2009
11:22 am

Hey Rex, you need to concentrate on loosing about 50 pounds, not on getting your name in the paper.

It's Not Penalities

December 10th, 2009
11:22 am

Richt is 25 wins and 2 losses when Georgia commits 10+ penalities. The SEC win/loss winners are not determined by # of penalties–no correlation in the stats.

1eyedJack

December 10th, 2009
11:22 am

Rex, buddy, loved you as a Dawg. You were a great kicker in your day, however I beleive that you as far as I know are unaffiliated with the program except as an “alumni”. So Shut up unless you can name names.

I work with college kids every day, and let me tell you that Coach Richt is lucky the show up to the game on time.

A segment of the current generation has no respect for anything and no sense of personal responsibility. As my grandma would say “ain’t they got no home training.

murfdawg

December 10th, 2009
11:24 am

So the players are in charge now? Is that why they bump people instead of wrapping up? Is that why they fumble and throw interceptions? Is that why UGA is -18 in turnovers?

We sent 5,000 yards of offense and 43 touchdowns to the NFL!!We were mediocre at the beginning of the season and how we wound up 7-5 I don’t know. Maybe it was coaching, maybe it was the players or maybe it was Rex Robinson.

This was a down year and some people just have to accept it. Richt has started to make the changes to make sure it doesn’t happen next year.

The uniform gimmick has finally run its course. This is the 21st century and the era of look at me players. I think Richt will reign in the players and get back to basics next year. But we will still be young in some of the wrong places. But I’m sure Rex will let us know all about that.

Rex is entitled to his opinion, but it is not the gospel.(unlike mine)

Have fun and Go Dawgs!!!

Dawg Fud

December 10th, 2009
11:25 am

I thought Buck Belue said it best…

If you want Smart (or an equivalent talent) then Damon and Richt need to ask these megaboosters calling for firings to pony up and pay the new guy what he wants.

Obviously UGA has the money in the athletic budget but I am assuming they are going to utilize that on facilities versus coaches.

If you want to complain about the problem then you also need to be an active part of the solution.

Time of Posssession is a Key Problem

December 10th, 2009
11:26 am

Georgia did not win time of possession overall this year, it was around 48%. Fla and Bama are over 50%.

egeagledawg

December 10th, 2009
11:27 am

None of us older types are going to think discipline is tight enough these days. Kids and their parents are different. Disciplined teams still win. PJ has it at Tech, and he had it at GSU, and Navy? DUH. Richt wouldn’t be able to recruit so well if he even held them to the severe mat drills and conditioning he put on the team early in his career. But the milk is already spilled for us old-timers. Rex used to chafe under the rules and regulations of Dooley’s regime. Georgia and Richt will be OK. A fiery DC would definitely help. How much of Dooley’s success could be tied to Erk? Richt’s to BVG?
All we have to do is find that next motivator and disciplinarian.
As for Bobo’s playcalling, it’s amazing what a cohesive O-line and healthy, hard running backs will do for your desire to call running plays. And all of that is back next year. Let people put UGA down. They can fly under the radar and whack their adversaries upside the head.
Let’s see, two years ago Bama was in the independence bowl with a 6-6 record. This year they fell behind AU and talent won out? Do you not recall the UGA-AU game? UGA down 14-0, yet talent overcame the flurry of AU emotion and UGA dominated them even more soundly than Bama did.
The sky ain’t falling in Athens.

Prophecy

December 10th, 2009
11:27 am

Oh Oh Oh, I can’t wait for everybody to see John Brantley play!!

exNFLplayer

December 10th, 2009
11:27 am

“To make a statement, you should have some facts behind it,” Van Halanger said. “I know I would if I would say anything on the air. For us, this year we had 29 guys bench press over 400 pounds and two over 500 — Jeff Owens and Justin Anderson. We had 44 guys on our team that could back squat 500 and 14 over 600.

“That’s pretty impressive. We had 63 guys that power cleaned from the floor 300 pounds or more and two that went over 400 pounds. That’s the first time I’ve ever had two in my over-30-year career.”

Van Halanger said this year’s team had a bench press average of 415, the same as the 2007 team that finished ranked No. 2 in the nation. This year’s team, he said, is younger, but still improved from an average squat from 530 to 551 and an average power clean from 321 to 341.

Rex Robinson doesn’t have a clue.

collegeballfan

December 10th, 2009
11:33 am

It’s gotta be some vast right wing conspiracy!

exNFLplayer

December 10th, 2009
11:35 am

A new DC that won’t tolerate dumb penalties, stresses fundamentals, and refuses to tolerate undisciplined play, and mental mistakes is the antidote for what ails this team. And when that is fixed all the naysayers and Richt bashers will jump right back on the bandwagon like they were onboard all along. Some of the posters in here would probably be calling for Bill Belichik’s head if they were NE fans.

Running the Ball is a Big Problem

December 10th, 2009
11:37 am

In our games this year, Georgia won every game where they outrushed the other team. Richt and Bobo are both ex-QB’s who, by nature, love to THROW the ball. But in 2009, you don’t win the SEC that way. Fla and Bama both average over 200 yards rushing per game.

Richt’s record this year where we got a 100 yard rusher was 2-0, it was 5-5 when we didn’t get a 100 yard rusher. Richt’s record when he gets a 100 yard rusher is 40 wins and 3 losses. Yet Bobo only got a 100 yard rusher in 2 games this year. Bobo rotates our most productive RB’s out and benches them. In every loss, the top run gainer didn’t get the most otuches. The rotation system is DE-MOTIVATING the RB’s–they simply don’t want to play for Bobo. Bobo has Washaun Ealey, a guy who is averaging 5.7 ypc in the backfied, Herschel did 5.29 ypc. Ealey gets rotated. Dooley didn’t rotate Herschel. Dooley got a Natl Championship handed the ball to Herschel 30 times a game. No rotation garbage. Give the ball to your best back 30 times a game. Use your talent instead of wasting it.

dawgfacedboy

December 10th, 2009
11:40 am

NJDawg- I think you hit the nail on the head. There hasn’t been an on field leader since Shockley left. Ironic that this is also the time when the program seemed to start having it’s problems?? With no on-field leadership all is lost. There has to be a leader on both sides of the ball for a team to be successful. Look at the teams playing for the NC this year or last year. Tebow/Spikes, Ingram or McElroy/McClain, Colt McCoy/Mukkelroy. Have to have on field leaders, have to, have to, have to…that goes from high school all the way to the pros, in any sport.

FLA DAWG

December 10th, 2009
11:40 am

Don’t shoot the messenger Dawg Fans. Robinson has more inside knowledge than anyone on this blog and I am convinced he wants what is best for this team. The example he uses is obviously one which allows him to avoid naming anyone in particular – except Richt of course.

If only partly true then The Dawgs and Dawg Nation are in for some tough times ahead.
I recall commenting more than once that Richt must learn the lesson Dooley learned – Stop Being A Player’s Buddy – Let The Assistant Coaches Do / Be That.

I can’t help remembering that after VG & Muschamp left he put in his buddy Martinez who had less than a stellar record. Then Bobo was upped to OC. Both decisions were bad ones in my opinion. And the evidence is the deterioration of player performance since that time.

As for names of new coaches I doubt we’ll learn about them until after the bowl game(s) of the involved schools.

DirtyDawg

December 10th, 2009
11:41 am

Walker’s right, he’s an ‘effin’ kicker for God’s sake, who cares what he thinks? Kicker’s, you can’t trust anything they say, and it’s against the law to shoot ‘em.

SOGADOG

December 10th, 2009
11:41 am

How is Bobo not fired: Good points. Firing Martinez and company was necessary, but only adresses about half of the problems at UGA. Coach Richt has to get a reign on the offense as well as the defense. I bleed red and black and watched or attended all the games except Tenn Tech. I then watched the SEC championship game and was blown away by how well both teams were coached. They were focused, disciplined, and showed up with a game plan. Saban or Meyer could take our players and win a national championship in one to two years. If a layman like me can see the glaring disparity in coaching from my lazy boy, it must be real.

neals

December 10th, 2009
11:41 am

Sorry, but how much “insider” knowledge can a former kicker from waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back when really have on the current team and their administration that doesn’t have a single person on it that was around when he was at UGA?

Cromer

December 10th, 2009
11:44 am

Actually, UGA hasn’t had a leader since Greene left. Shockley? Give me a break. Shockley wanted no part of UF. Greene would have had to have been missing a leg not to have played in that game. Shockley missed it with a questionable “injury” that most players endure and play with anyway. Please Shockely worshipers, get over it.

NotaUGAFan

December 10th, 2009
11:45 am

If you recruit thugs, as UGA does, you’re gonna have to learn to coach ‘em. Most can’t read or write and had trouble qualifying and most are not team players…..they’re all out for what they can get for playing in the NFL…….you can disagree with this assessment if you want but, it’s doesn’t change the facts. Georgia, start recruiting a better class of players……

Joe

December 10th, 2009
11:46 am

Funny that Rex all of a sudden decides to say this crap. What a complete and lame piece of slim and garbage. Get a life Rex…you are a disgrace to Dawgs everywhere. Nothing like kicking a team and program when they are down…your an idiot….

Scott

December 10th, 2009
11:50 am

Why would anyone care what a kicker has to say. I understand that technically he is an ex-UGA football player, but come on!!! HE WAS A KICKER in 1981!!! I don’t think his opinion means anymore then your average fan.

Dawgday

December 10th, 2009
11:51 am

What’s Kanon Parkman think about all of this?

Dawg85

December 10th, 2009
11:52 am

I saw Rex’s post on this and thought it was a cheap shot. If you know something then say it. The problems on defense are well documented and systemic but CMR is moving to fix them. The problems with the offense were a QB in over his head, the first half running game and having a lot of young skill players. The upside for this team is tremendous. This team does have talent and hopefully bringing in some fresh blood at some of the coaching positions will help fix the issues. The difference between 8-4 and 10-2 or even 12-0 is razor thin. look at the close games that both Florida and Alabama pulled out this year.

Houdawg

December 10th, 2009
11:52 am

At first, I like the RR blogs …… thought they contained some merit. The more I’ve read ……. it’s become pretty apparent that RR is just a chronic , sad complainer , with a strong dose of bitterness for some reason. His opinions mean jack SQUAT ……….

Mr. Thomas Anthony "The Taxman Cometh" Jones, SR (Waf-SS, ret.)

December 10th, 2009
11:55 am

The players are stupid, Mr.King and Mr. Robinson. The players know the coachses are cleaning up in the salaries and endorsements and perks they get. The players need to know they take all the risks and the coaches get alll the money. Many of the coaches are cheating on the Income taxes (No i am not talking about Coach Richt). The Internal Revenue Service needs to audit several of the college coaches to get their money. Also several of the states are being conned out of money. Many people do not understand the concept of Income Taxes in as far as the idea that if a person works in another state that income earned is due that state. Say Head Coach “William Hurst” of Montana Western State coaches a 2009 game in Georgia at Georgia. That income was earned in Georgia and thus is reportable to the Georgia Department of Revenue. If “Coach Hurst” does not file a Georgia 500 Form for 2009 in 2010 then he is guilty of Income Tax Evasion. The State of Georgia needs to look at all the coacheswho came through the state in 2009 and get that money. New York and Califiornai already do this. If the coaches want to backstab the players then the government can backstab the coaches. The players need to know they are straw that stirs the drink, not the coaches who are using them. If you know a college coach who is cheating the IRS file an Form 211 on the sucker!!!!!

45ACP

December 10th, 2009
11:55 am

Now it comes out that the strife on this team has reached new levels. I’m not going to go into specifics on here, but suffice it to say, it’s much worse than we imagined.”

Has to be about the music selection, dance moves or uniform combinations.

gg

December 10th, 2009
11:56 am

I’ve been hearing this for more than a year. I didn’t believe it at first, but now I think there is something to it. That would explain what we’ve seen on the field.

exNFLplayer

December 10th, 2009
11:58 am

FLA DAWG, why is Rex the only former UGA player spewing such negativity? There are hundreds of people and former players “close” to the UGA program, and there are certainly degrees of “close”. I find it strange that Rex doesn’t have a few more former players and insiders backing up his “inside” information.

Bill King, is Rex Robinson the only “insider” you can bring to the table here? If so maybe you ought to question his credibility and what his true motives are. Are you calling him, is he calling you, or are you just pulling his crap off his blog just to incite the masses?

Village Idiots

December 10th, 2009
11:58 am

RealityYech

December 10th, 2009
9:11 am

Offensive – Caleb King
Defensive – Rennie Curran
Surprise – UGA didn’t crack 500 yards

Ooops, read that wrong, I thought you asked who do you think were their daddies in the respective categories. My bad!!

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30-24!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 10th, 2009
9:11 am

It never gets old!!! BAWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Paul “Turkey Neck” Johnson

December 10th, 2009
9:12 am

Does anyone know where they sale men’s bras in this town?

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A.J. Green

December 10th, 2009
9:12 am

I told you guys I wouldn’t be needed

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lonely Tech student

December 10th, 2009
9:13 am

how do you talk to girls?

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market

December 10th, 2009
9:14 am

It’s amazing that a middle tier SEC team is the rightful ACC championship

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next year?

December 10th, 2009
9:15 am

After we lose Dwyer, Morgan and probably BeBe, how crappy are we gonna be next year? I’m getting nervous…………

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Stan

December 10th, 2009
9:16 am

I’m a happily married heterosexual male with 3 lovely children, but I have to know, am I the only guy out there that gets “uncomfortable” in the jeans when you see CPJ screaming on the sidelines with his man breasts floppy around? What does this mean???

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too f’n funny

December 10th, 2009
9:23 am

The worst BCS Bowl game probably ever is taking place in the Orange Bowl this year. Combine both team’s losses that are in the Sugar and they still have less than either team in the Orange. Pathetic

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new Trojan in town

December 10th, 2009
9:25 am

Why does Georgia Tech claim titles that they never actually won?

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ACC = walking punchline

December 10th, 2009
9:26 am

LOL!!!!!! Strange, in a year when HALF of the ACC is .500 or worse, the Yechers FINALLY win the conference for only their second and a half time in over 50 years. So, so sad!!!!

mcdaviddawg

December 10th, 2009
12:00 pm

Richt will be gone after next year. We totally lack coaching in Athens. It’s not bad coaching, it’s no coaching. You can’t get by with this in the SEC. The problem is not the staff but the head man. It showed what a little coaching could do in the Tech game. A pattern we have grown to know as a late season revival.

The Psychology of 100 Yard Rusher

December 10th, 2009
12:01 pm

Why does Richt win 40 games and only lose 3 times when he gets a 100 yard rusher? Psychologically, an RB will run harder if he feels the coahc has confidence in him. The RB feels rewarded for his effort, instead of penalized with less touches for being more productive. Psychologically, when you have a 100 yard rusher, the other team feels DOMINATED. Look at the Ga Tech first half. Tech look BEATEN because Ealey was at 100 yards early in the 2nd Quarter.

Football is really mental for the most part. Bobo simply has not understood this in the past, and I don’t know if he ever will. Saban gets it, Ingram will pound you and pyschologically break down your will.

Whewn the players on Georgia know they are executing a game plan that has worked 40 out of 43 times it’s been tried, pyschologically they BUY IN to the game plan. Bobo’s not gettign any buy-in because his rotation plan only works 50% of the time–Georgia is 5-5 when Bobo doesn’t get a 100 yard rusher this year. It’s a LOSING STRATEGY.

Bobo doesn’t understand how Herschel Walker broke down the will of the other team by getting 150 yards a game on 30 touches and you just couldn’t stop him. Walker broke down the will of the other team.

Tom

December 10th, 2009
12:02 pm

Rex played for Dooley. Rex is old school. If you played for Dooley and drew a penalty, you sat the entire rest of the game!!!! Richt takes out a player for a few plays or even a series. If players were “running stairs” during the week, I’m sure they’d remember the punishment. Something isn’t clicking.

The blackout in 2007 cannot be duplicated. Wearing black helmets and pants is catering to the players. And since most of our team is black and that’s what they prefer to wear, I guess it makes sense. There is definitely a lack of control in Athens. The dancing on the sidelines has got to stop. Surely they would have grown out of that in high school.

I still love the dawgs, I always have. But I’m very disappointed.

Elmo C. Grogan

December 10th, 2009
12:04 pm

Did everyone miss the key word in the whole article? “Kicker.”

Bryan G

December 10th, 2009
12:04 pm

The players aren’t in control, but there are some discipline issues to be addressed. As for the uniforms, we need to be in silver pants and either white or red jerseys with red helmets. The blackouts are fun, but I think nation wide they are played out. UGA needs to get back to playing football and quit relying on a uniform to win the big games. The traditional ones did fine against Tech. Richt is a fine coach and hopefully we can get some great defensive coaches in the program to bring that back to top notch. This is still the University of Georgia, just take a look at the recruiting classes coming up. We are still top tier in the country and it will all come around. My one complaint about CMR is that he doesn’t play the best players he has from Day 1. Regardless of class or age, you have to play your best to beat the best. Saban and Meyer don’t have a problem throwing freshman and sophomores in the SEC mix, so UGA needs to step up and play football.

Sanford Drive

December 10th, 2009
12:05 pm

A lot of teams have worn alternate uniforms, yet we’re the only one catching hell for it. Seems a bit two-faced.

Suck it nerd

December 10th, 2009
12:05 pm

Specifics

December 10th, 2009
12:06 pm

Who needs specifics? 30+ players have been arrested in 3 years. There’s a problem when a team that talented goes 7-5. Robinson shouldn’t have to go into specifics. Isn’t it obvious?

Bwood Dawg

December 10th, 2009
12:10 pm

Rex is obviously frustrated as we all are, but this type of publicity is not we need at Georgia. Rex needs to get over it and support the Dawgs. If he doesn’t like what is going on then fine but to make these types of vague speculations and not give “specifics” is lame to me.
As far as the uniform situation, I had no problem with it. I thought they were kinda of cool looking myself, but as others have stated, the uniforms are not the problem. I hope CMR can get the ship going in the right direction, I believe he will.

TommyP

December 10th, 2009
12:11 pm

The stupidity on here is unreal.

We couldn’t run the ball early in the year. That’s a fact. It’s not that we DIDN’T…we COULDN’T. The holes were not there and we hadn’t found a RB that could hit the hole and break some tackles.

For some reason, the O-line finally started opening those holes and/or the RBs started hitting the holes consistently. When we CAN run, we do. When we CAN’T run the ball, we pass.

Does anyone know who led the SEC in scoring this year in conference clashes?

wildbill

December 10th, 2009
12:13 pm

The dawgs have no discipline, bad attitudes, “me-first” outlook, poor conditioning, and bad behavior. In a word, they suck.

haywood jablome

December 10th, 2009
12:16 pm

we’re talking about our idiot kicker

who got liquored up and ran his mouth off.

the sad thing is he was a good kicker.

but he is an idiot.

boots

December 10th, 2009
12:16 pm

CMR has earned the right for us to be quiet and let him take steps to correct things. He is in the middle of doing this, and now is not the time to be throwing more stones. Not that the criticism hasn’t been justified, but we’ve made our point, and now he is doing what leaders do – lead. Give the man a chance!

Gravy Train

December 10th, 2009
12:17 pm

Rex has no idea what he’s talking about, that’s why he can’t go into specifics. Rex is not in the locker room or at practices, nor is he a part of team meetings. I really wish these “fans” who are front runners and stuck in the 80’s would get out of the way. Watch how fast they come running back at the first sign of success.

Rex and Bill are birds of a feather. Becuase they are obsolete, their opinions are blind and worthless. Now go get a hair cut and a shave and give Ray Goof his glasses back.

Bill should’ve stuck to writing jibberish about rock music. But he couldn’t evolve with that either.

Doug

December 10th, 2009
12:18 pm

Rex Robinson is a pathetic little man trying to make something of his pathetic little life after football. Anybody can have a blog and say anything they want. It doesn’t make it true. And you dog “fans” who are consistently ripping on Richt: Take his record and compare it to any of Georgia’s previous coaches. He’s done better than ANY of them. He revived a dormant program and made it an SEC contender.

Anybody can have a down year. It happens. Shut up and get over it.

j

December 10th, 2009
12:18 pm

PhilDawg,

How about assaulting women and bashing out tail lights?

Natureboy809

December 10th, 2009
12:18 pm

We hired a guy who played at ‘Da U’ and coached the Criminoles. What should we expect?

Douglas

December 10th, 2009
12:19 pm

I will say this and Rex has a point: remember how much discipline Richt instilled when he first got here: everyone had to dress nice, no facial hair, hair kept short, etc. — that seems to have gone away in the last few years.

Horace King was FIRST

December 10th, 2009
12:20 pm

All of this stuff is true. Coach Bowdon was quoted during the hire process for CMR that he wondered “if Mark Richt was tough enough” to be head man. That was something that stuck with me then and re surfaces now.

Facts are facts; If Mark wants to coach here for say 4-5 more years, he must win next year like 8-3 or 9-3 in 12 games. The money men will expect to see a break through win vs either Florida or certainly UT and no more freaky losses to the jackets.

A mid level bowl like Outback, would be a step in the right direction in 2010, then with a break through year in 2011 for the SEC title. Anything short of this simple TWO YEAR game plan would be cause to look for another Head Coach. This reality ALSO COMPOUNDS UGA’s search for new coaches. LOcal coaches KNOW that CMR is at best beleagured.

Such is the way life is when you are banking nearly $3,000,000.00 in base salry per. Such is life.

What CEO would be allowed to hang around for sub standard year ( s?? ) Not one.

Gooooooooooooooo Daws!!!

Uniforms are not the Cause of Success

December 10th, 2009
12:20 pm

Thinking a uniform change will result in 4 quarters of increased effort is ludricous. A uniform has nothing to do with the WILL of a player. In a football game, the team with the strongest WILL, usually wins. A player’s will is INSIDE of him, not on his uniform. You look for ways to INCREASE the WILL of your team, and DECREASE the will of your opponent.

A pyschologically sound 4 full quarter strategy, and a well executed plan, is the ONLY way to do that. Gimmicks arn’t 4 quarter solutions. A uniform change focuses on getting out to a fast 1st Qrtr. Finish the drill focuses on having a good 4th qrtrt. Georgia needs a strategy that works ALL 4 Quarters like running the ball down the opponents throat, like Herschel did in Dooley’s Natl Champ run.

Natureboy809

December 10th, 2009
12:22 pm

Hey Gravy Train- pointing out problems in the program doesn’t make someone a fair weather fan. You can be a diehard fan and a Mark Richt supporter and still see flaws. EVERY coach, no matter who or how successful they are, have flaws. To be great, they have to hire good assistants who are strong in those areas. I think Richt needs to go to Parris Island to make his next hire.

FLA DAWG

December 10th, 2009
12:22 pm

exNFL,

Robinson was one of the most respected and standup guys in school when I was there. In a balance between his claim of inside knowledge versus the known decisions made by Richt (Martinez / Bobo) and the results, I believe the balance tips in favor of Robinson.

If Robinson is right then he should be given credit for having the guts to print it.

Fareed-

December 10th, 2009
12:23 pm

I think you guys missed the point of having the black jerseys and black helmets. They were used to pump up the fans and players as a form of excitement. Although they didn’t work out as well as planned, it was just a method to excite people. I know as a UGA student and recent UGA grad, the helmets and outfits really pumped me up. It has nothinig to do with the players taking over. But I also do agree that players need to be more disciplined on and off the field, but this is something that many teams have issues.

LAKE OCONEE DAWG

December 10th, 2009
12:25 pm

TOM:
Coach Dooley sat them the remainder of the game for getting a penalty??…..Wow, what juice you on, man??….Remember Hershel getting called on stiff arm for a face mask penalty and do not recall that Coach Dooley sat him the remainder of the game…..Coach Dooley was a lot smarter than that to make a stupid rule like that….Can you imagine Hershel holding on a pass play, and Coach Cavan telling him, “Sorry #34, that’s it for today”….And Tom, being old school and a big ole boy like you act like you are, go down on the sideline and slap a couple of the dancers and get them to stop….. Maybe on our next set of pants we can get some pockets put on them where the players can put their hands in their pockets and and just watch the game and not get too excited…..

Soulja Boy

December 10th, 2009
12:26 pm

How can anyone question the content of this article? Just examine the behavior on and off the field. Beginning with the gangsta dance with UF, it is clear that Georgia players are out of control. Arrests, penalties, stupid uniform changes–is this a football team or a gang? Moped arrests may seem minor, but the fact that Richt’s players think that they don’t need drivers’ licenses is another symptom of the gang mentality that has dominated UGA in recent years. Richt brought a 1990’s FSU atmosphere to Georgia. There needs to be a housecleaning starting with Adams and including Richt. The fact that UT is worse is no defense for what is going on at Georgia.

Robbie

December 10th, 2009
12:26 pm

I think that Rex’s statement may hold some truth, but….., if these claims are made, then names and specifics need to be named. Only fair to all parties. Hearsay is hearsay. You make a statement like that then give us the sources so these claims can be collaborated…, then appropriate measures that need to be taken can be. As a supporting fan, I need to know what my money is being used for. Rumors or bad blood don’t do any good for anyone…, especially the one who says them.

dooley

December 10th, 2009
12:27 pm

this is a blatant attack on Mark Richt. it’s obvious that Rex doesn’t like CMR. this smells to me like Rex isn’t being welcomed on Campus like he wants to be. GO DAWGS

Stinger

December 10th, 2009
12:27 pm

Shreveport Special. Motel 6 for only $19.99 per night. Includes 2 free hot dogs, onion rings or fries, and coke. For only $5.00 more includes a ticket to the game.

birddawg92

December 10th, 2009
12:28 pm

More evidence that maybe we need to offer Smart the HC job rather than DC after all—probably the only thing he would consider anyway.

http://www.saturdayinathens.com

ENOUGH ALREADY

December 10th, 2009
12:28 pm

Can we please never mention the stupid uniform thing again? Tons of teams from all over the country change their uniforms all the time. I think we all have seen Oregon play but Florida wore three “alternate” uniforms in the final three weeks of the season and no one said a thing. Are Georgia fans the only ones in the country hung up on something so petty? ENOUGH ALREADY. Uniforms have nothing to do with discipline, playing well or some sort of sign about “who is running the asylum.” Rex Robinson is a kicker! Enough said. Yes Georgia has some problems, most of which stem from being in a transition phase from Stafford and Moreno to the new breed of dawg. Next year begins phase 3 of the CMR years. Lets see what we do with a new QB, our sick bunch of young receivers and tight ends and some of the young pups on D like Branden Smith and Boykin, etc. Stop talking about uniforms!!!!

LAKE OCONEE DAWG

December 10th, 2009
12:29 pm

SPECIFICS
All this talent????You must be watching a different team than me, specifics…..The NFL also doesn’t think the Dogs are that talented…..But you, like many, have bought into that 4 star and 5 star jazz, and you have been duped into thinking that adds up to talent….These “recruiting geniuses” invented rating the players with these stars to make money….This star system mean absolutely nothing..,,We should know that by now….

Stinger

December 10th, 2009
12:30 pm

Shreveport Special. Motel 6 is now giving a $5.00 discount if you go to the game. Total is now $14.99.

birddawg92

December 10th, 2009
12:31 pm

More evidence maybe that we should offer Smart HC instead of DC—probably the only thing he would consider anyway.

http://www.saturdayinathens.com

tom

December 10th, 2009
12:33 pm

HE IS ONLY A SQUIRLEY KICKER

LAKE OCONEE DAWG

December 10th, 2009
12:34 pm

STINGER:
You of the BLUE TURF FIELD….AND THE SAN FRANCISCO “SITTING ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY” BOWL….. How quickly you have forgotten….You give advice on all these motels, etc..because that’s where you been staying the past 6-8 years…..AND CONGRATS ON BEATING THE MIGHTY DUKE BLUE DEVILS TO CLINCH THE COASTAL AND CONGRATS ON BEATING THE CLEMPSON TIGERS TO WIN THE ACC…..You have Pugnacious Paul, the best little playcaller from North Carolina that Bark Maddley has ever seen….No wonder….

pb

December 10th, 2009
12:34 pm

I agree with those that say Rex Robinson is just trying to get attention for himself. He was a kicker back in early ’80’s! Who cares what he thinks now. Funny he is the only ex player to say this. There are problems, but it is stupid to say the players are in control. An idiotic statement!

SEC "P"

December 10th, 2009
12:35 pm

This guy is really reaching with uniforms and helmets. When I last checked, uniforms and helmets don’t make tackles, they don’t turn the ball over, the don’t throw interceptions. I thought this was something done by the Players. Hell Oregon has a different uniform on every week, the last time I checked, they are playing in the Rose Bowl against Ohio State. CMR will be fine once he gets his new defensive coordinator. I also blame Coach Bobo for two maybe three loses this year, his offense put our Defense in some really bad situations.Let’s just hope we get it all fixed and we take our place amongst the SEC best next year. Go Dogs!!!!

wayne

December 10th, 2009
12:37 pm

It doesnt take a “Rex” to point out the obvious. Richt as lost control long ago. The dogs are an ill disciplined bunch who from last season to this did not learn anything and are still doing the fundamentals poorly. Arrogance is supreme in this team. Richt and his entire coaching staff has to go and new players coming in have to be humble, proud and prepared to bleed for the Dogs every day. We dont need thugs in Athens. We need Men.

LAKE OCONEE DAWG

December 10th, 2009
12:38 pm

SOULJA BOY:
They have a theme song at Tech: ALL TURNT UP!!!!! We need to see what we can do about that before it gets out of hand…..Seems like it is ruining Tech’s play on the field…..Some of the Tech players had mopeds, but the Atlanta Robbers and Thieves stole them on campus while the players slept ….

alldawgsgotohell

December 10th, 2009
12:39 pm

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Fish

December 10th, 2009
12:39 pm

The program have suffered through the same issues. Why have we lost so many offensive lineman to injury for the past five years. Why cant we cleanup the penalties, turnover problems and missed assignments on defense. Why do we seem to perform worse in the second half and why cant we make the right adjustments. These have been issues when they have won, they are glaring now. This all comes back to strength and conditioning, discipline and coaching. Coach Richt has indicated these things need to be addressed but he said the same thing a couple of years ago. These same things used to be a point of pride @ UGA. You simply cannot win with these problems no matter how much talent you have. They were not issues when Rex played for the Dawgs.

pb

December 10th, 2009
12:39 pm

Stinger:

Are you really Yellow Fuzz under a new name? Same old slam UGA crap that he used to do. No substance, just stirring up trouble, like a Tech fan would, after they got beat by a team that “will in no way beat them”.

pb

December 10th, 2009
12:39 pm

Stinger:

Are you really Yellow Fuzz under a new name? Same old slam UGA crap that he used to do. No substance, just stirring up trouble, like a Tech fan would, after they got beat by a team that “will in no way beat them”.

alldawgsgotohell

December 10th, 2009
12:39 pm

7-5

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Norris

December 10th, 2009
12:39 pm

Who ever put that about Shockley doesn’t know what the crap he/she is talking about. He had a class in our building and we talked to him everyday. He was sick about the injury, literally sick. He was on crutches and he wasn’t pretending to use them either.

Richt needs to become "Wild at Heart"

December 10th, 2009
12:40 pm

Richt’s own pyschology needs to be re-considered. Richt’s a Christian. David, in the Bible, was a man’s man. He’d chop a guy’s head and carry it through the town. David understood psychology. David was a warrior on the field of battle that knew how to terrify his opponents.

Richt needs a little bit of that “Wild at Heart”–John Elderidge, type of mentality.

alldawgsgotohell

December 10th, 2009
12:40 pm

WHO DEFINES THEIR SEASON WITH ONE WIN NOW?

7-5

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gdawginkalamazoo

December 10th, 2009
12:40 pm

Our ex-kicker didn’t get “liquored up” did he? The old ” I won’t go into specifics” line is just great. No Rex if you are going to make accusations back them up with something. I really didn’t see a lot of complaining from people when Richt was winning 2 SEC cahmpionships. Did he make the wroing hire on the DC when that time came? Obviously but he had given it time to get corrected by the coach. When that didn;t happen he canned him. Same with strength and conditioning coach. Richt is working to get this thing corrected and he will.

Rex spit out the specifics. Give us the names etc if you are going to make blanket statements like that. Otherwise man up and say that you don’t like Richt and tell us why. Because to do otherwise you are only hurting the UGA football program. A little thing called recruiting going on right now. Oh, and I don’t have a problem with him speaking out but you have got to provide specifics if you want me to believe it.

alldawgsgotohell

December 10th, 2009
12:41 pm

WHERE IS SHREVEPORT? ANYONE KNOW? NEVER HEARD OF IT…..

alldawgsgotohell

December 10th, 2009
12:42 pm

STINGS DON’T IT? GET USED TO BEING STUNG

Ed_Dawg55

December 10th, 2009
12:43 pm

First of all, how does Rex Robinson know all this information, or is this just an opinion. I just love all the bandwagon fans that hide behind blogs and all this modern technology we all love so much. The coaches have every right to change the dang uniforms any time they want to. For many years Georgia wore white pants until Coach Dooley went back to the famous “Silver Britches”, which I wonder how many Georgia fans know the true origins of this any way! I personally would love to see them return to the Red pants for road games. I don’t care what they wear from game to game as long as the result on the field is hard fought and we don’t look uncoached!! Just because a few fans don’t like black helmets or pants is no sign that things are out of control. The one thing that is out of control is fan expectations. It is a game! You win some and lose some, that is the nature of sports. If we play hard I can live with losing to a better team, if we played hard and well and just got beaten by a better team! That actually happens people. Reguardless of what some of you think, UGA is not always vastly superior to the opponent! The 85 scholarship limit truly has brought a lot of parity to college football. Uniforms matter not people, it is truly what is putting them on!

Recruitnik

December 10th, 2009
12:44 pm

Rex needs to shut his pie hole. He doesn’t know crap about what is going on in athens.

chiefdawg

December 10th, 2009
12:47 pm

Hey Bill, if you keep writng stuff like this, we won’t need Bradley and Schultz.

#1 Bulldog Fan

December 10th, 2009
12:48 pm

Rex Robinson will you please go away? UGA does not need someone like you. As a former player for you to writing comments as you have been for the past several months is very upsetting to our fan base. What are you trying to prove? Please go and visit all our coahes and pick your bone with them. I have missed one game in Athens in 46 years so as you would imagine I have seem it all. So please get a life and do not ever return to Athens again.

2N4YEARS

December 10th, 2009
12:49 pm

I think most on this blog get the point. Rex is grumpy, but there is some truth to what he says. It’s obvious there are some discipline issues. And while I believe Richt has been too lax for the most part for the last 3-4 years, I also believe he can gain complete control back again. I just hope he doesn’t get complacent (again) and fall back to mediocrity.

alldawgsgotohell

December 10th, 2009
12:52 pm

mmmm…..shreveport….tastes like mediocrity

martin

December 10th, 2009
12:54 pm

When are Georgia fans finally going to admit CMR is the problem? He needs to do less praying and more discipline. The turnovers and penalties are directly caused by lack of discipline. There’s no gray area here. The Bulldogs are destined to be a mediocre 7-5 team for the next decade.

bobby dead dodd

December 10th, 2009
12:54 pm

alldawgsgotohell So hows Chan Gailey II working out. Nice play calling by Paul’s Johnson.

2N4YEARS

December 10th, 2009
12:54 pm

Wow Stinger. This is the same amount that the ACC Championship tickets sold for.

VegasDawg12

December 10th, 2009
12:54 pm

Does anyone really care what a kicker thinks.

lawton

December 10th, 2009
12:55 pm

wasnt he a KICKER????? LOL,

DawgsDealingDeath

December 10th, 2009
12:56 pm

Looks like the fanbase needs the same kind of vetting and culling that the football roster does. HELLO, what part of 7-5 ain’t acceptable don’t you Disney pablum puking sissified dawg handles in name ONLY don’t you get? 111th in PENALTIES! 119th in TURNOVERS?

What happened to the 0500 Club for penalty makers and fumblers? WHY are our guys being pushed around? EVER?

A new DC is not the most acute need for our program. Richt best fix this immediately as he now is walking in the same steps as JD did when he let the kids run the program.

alldawgsgotohell

December 10th, 2009
12:56 pm

11-2 and a BCS bowl: it was nice wasn’t it? good thing we didn’t end up with some pushover “7-5″ kind of guy huh

2N4YEARS

December 10th, 2009
12:57 pm

alldawgsgotohell…..And what does that say about a league weak enough to have it’s Champion beat by ‘mediocrity’??

ToccoaDawg

December 10th, 2009
12:57 pm

Rex has been right more often than any of the others. Does anyone remember when he was the only one taking up for our kickers. And he is right this time. We need a no nonsense coach. These “kids” as many of you refer to them are not kids but young Adults and should act like men.

Reptillicide

December 10th, 2009
12:58 pm

Bill,

Rex may be a former player, but in terms of being “in the know” in regards to the program, he knows no more than you or I do. However I have noticed a trend with him, and it seems blatantly obvious to me that he does not like coach Richt, for whatever reason, and has taken every opportunity available to take pot shots at Richt. This latest article by him not only reeks of bitterness, but lacks any semblance of proof or evidence to back up his ludicrous claims.

The sooner sports media stops treating Rex Robinson like an insider, the better. He’s just another blogger, and not a very good one at that. If anything, he should be categorized with the “lunatic fringe” that loses it’s mind when things are going bad.

alldawgsgotohell

December 10th, 2009
12:59 pm

well if beating us = ACC champs, then Miami beat us better than you didn’t they? let’s give them props: go miami!! way to beat GT!! So guess that makes you guys runner-up to the runner-up ACC champs?

Put me in coach

December 10th, 2009
1:02 pm

Bill,

There is one thing for sure. If you post on Rex’s blog, you have to agree with him or the modifier’s will delete it.

I believe, his blog is self-serving.

Johnny DangerDawg

December 10th, 2009
1:03 pm

Wow, Rex has really gone too far now. I am very disappointed that a respected Bulldog alum would talk trash about the program. These accusations are wild. And I don’t think Rex has any more specific information than what he has stated. Why hide the specifics if you’ve already called out the coach and the program?

2N4YEARS

December 10th, 2009
1:05 pm

alldawgsgotohell…Gees…You guys ARE stupid. What the heck does Miami beating TECH have to do w/ UGA beating TECH head-to-head???

bendawgs

December 10th, 2009
1:05 pm

He is crazy. Richt has been attacked for every single thing he does. The man can never do anything right in some people’s eyes. Richt runs the program, I did not hear players calling for the firing of CWM. Sure the seniors have an input in some stuff but to say that they run the program is crazy. I don’t see them out on recruiting visits, making pitches on why they should come to UGA, or even calling the plays. It is amazing how many people will criticize someone when they have 1 bad year. Did we forget all Richt has done for us? Remember the 90’s? And How many years had it been since UGA won an SEC championship before Richt won it in 2002 and how many BCS bowl games had we been to before the Richt era? Clearly Mr. Robinson is crazy and needs to shut up before he says something else stupid. This program is on the up swing and I can’t wait for that man to eat his words. So in a nice way Mr. Robinson SHUT UP!!!!!!!

scott

December 10th, 2009
1:06 pm

He is a FORMER player, his opnion means little, a lot has changed sicne he played CFB. Movies cost more than $1 too. Unless he is in the locker room and at every practice, I think he ought to be careful about what he says.

All you folks worried about uniforms are idiots, period!

Charles

December 10th, 2009
1:06 pm

Rex – your shameless self-promotion is pathetic. The fact that you throw the program under the bus and air your opinion of our dirty laundry in indicitave of the fact that you care more about promoting yourself than you do the well-being of the program. It’s fine to feel this way…it’s not fine to go to the AJC with it.

FWIW, can your blog and your other attempts at pseudo journalism. You have no talent whatsoever.

Fire Richt

December 10th, 2009
1:08 pm

Fire stupid Richt!!!

scott

December 10th, 2009
1:09 pm

alldawgsgotohell:

Not a fair comparison, we beat you on the road, Miami beat you at Home.
By the way, being ACC champs would be depressing.

Either way, we both BEAT YOUR A$$:) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

Johnny DangerDawg

December 10th, 2009
1:09 pm

Sanford Drive,
You are absolutely right. The head coaches at many programs have let the players wear alternate uniforms this year. This is almost always something that the PLAYERS (especially the seniors) request. Have all of those coaches lost control of their programs?
Remember when Florida wore alternate jerseys against the Dawgs in 2005? Florida won the game, and I don’t think Coach Meyer lost control of his team.

Papadawg

December 10th, 2009
1:11 pm

What the Heck does a freaking kicker know about strength and conditioning

alldawgsgotohell

December 10th, 2009
1:12 pm

oh sorry forgot you didn’t learn middle school math. let me explain. we are the ACC champs. You beat us by 6 points. Miami beat us by 16. If the claim that “since you beat us you are the real champs” is valid, then it is also valid for Miami. 16 > 6 (that means greater than ps) and if you think real hard, you’ll see where I’m going with this. Don’t hurt yourself

BANDITDAWGG

December 10th, 2009
1:13 pm

The biggest problem with georgia is our strenght and conditioning.Ive got a freind whose kid was recruited by georgia they walked him through the weight room and they said there was no accountibility.The players just kind mulled around cutting up with no supervision.At 3 other schools in the SEC the experince was totally different.It was to repeat what he said alot more organized.

BG

December 10th, 2009
1:15 pm

Sha Thead

December 10th, 2009
1:17 pm

It’s really funny how the “so called fans” get all upset about anything possibly negative about the dogs. Keep your heads in the sand, call them names and question their loyalty. In other words Don’t tell anybody if the schools on fire. It might make us look bad. Just be a good dawg and let it burn.

alldawgsgotohell

December 10th, 2009
1:17 pm

11-2 > 7-5

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DawgByte

December 10th, 2009
1:18 pm

I almost lost my lunch when Why Isn’t Bobo Fired astually said that Defensive Coordinators bait Bobo into quick scores at the end of games, so they can get the ball back. All of which is based on his premise that Bobo get’s nervous when the game is on the line. That is absolutely the most RETARDED comment I’ve ever seen on this board. Hello, how many times did Stafford over his career take the ball from inside our 10 yard line and drive us to a winning score?

Regarding Rex Robinson… I don’t put a lot of stock in what he says, because he didn’t provide specifics and didn’t tell us anything we don’t already know. I’ve played enough organized sports to know that some atheletes do not get along with certain coaches. It’s life!

I also find it remarkable that some people are now coming out of the closet and defending Willie Martinez. Those are the same people who a month ago wanted him axed. News flash people, Richt did the right thing. Martinez’s defensive philosophy of bend but don’t break, doesn’t get it done in the SEC, as evidenced by the number of points our opponents were scoring on us.

alldawgsgotohell

December 10th, 2009
1:18 pm

BCS > Shreveport (wherever that is)

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Dawgs Stink and Suck

December 10th, 2009
1:19 pm

The name pretty much says it.

Munson's Call

December 10th, 2009
1:20 pm

This may be the most asinine thing I have ever read on here and that is saying a lot. “Bobo has a “pass-the-buck” mentality–he doesn’t want the responsibility of having the ball in his hands the last few seconds. Defenses bait Bobo into a quick score, and he takes the bait, giving them the ball back on the final possession. The LSU game was a great example, as was the Kentucky game, in both games, Bobo tried to leave the win/loss responsibility on his DC. He threw Willie under the bus. Tell me a game in 2009 where Bobo’s offense won it on the last possession?”

Are you serious? So Bobo should be fired because you are not happy with the number of games Georgia won on the last possession with the offense on the field in 2009? I guess you just want to ignore that Bobo’s offense was one of the best in scoring against SEC opponents in 2009. I admit Bobo has had some strange play calls through out his tenure but your rational that he throws the D under the bus by not scoring on the last play of the game to win is crazy.

Anduras22

December 10th, 2009
1:22 pm

I know a player on the Practice Squad. He told me that the practices are an absolute joke and the players just mess around the whole time and just practice some run through plays… They don’t listen to Richt at all.. Trust me.. There is a problem in UGA

TybeeDawg

December 10th, 2009
1:23 pm

Does anyone else ever notice that Bill King NEVER writes an original story? All he does is talk about someone else’s story!

Turban Boy

December 10th, 2009
1:24 pm

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

- 8 out of last 9

- 5 in a row at Bobby Dodd

- UGA = ACC champs!

- Tech professor publicly believes in global warming and refutes Climategate emails pointing to the fraud!

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAA

DawgByte

December 10th, 2009
1:26 pm

TybeeDawg – Yes I’ve noticed that as well. This is a hack blog, written by a guy who can barely put two letters together.

2N4YEARS

December 10th, 2009
1:27 pm

alldawgsgotohell…By your logic (or lack of)Since TECH beats North Carolina, and MIAMI beat TECH, then there would be no reason for MIAMI to play NC, correct? Wrong: NC beat MIAMI. UGA beat TECH. Live with it. Now, GOOD DAY.

alldawgsgotohell

December 10th, 2009
1:28 pm

UGA fan blatantly ignores science in favor of what he wants to be right!!!! Doesn’t use his brain!!!!

11-2 > 7-5
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Fair and Balanced

December 10th, 2009
1:28 pm

Rex sounds like the Inquirer. And not only that – he does not sound like a loyal Dawg! Shame!

Taylor

December 10th, 2009
1:28 pm

alldawgsgotohell needs to go find a job

BitDogBarking

December 10th, 2009
1:29 pm

j

December 10th, 2009
12:18 pm

PhilDawg,

How about assaulting women and bashing out tail lights.

Can you say Gerrard Tarrant?

LAdawg

December 10th, 2009
1:29 pm

I must admit I am questioning CMR also. He promotes Martinez based on friendship (the secondary was UGA’s weak link during van Gorder’s run). He red-shirts a first round draft pick (Moreno)that by his own admission was a mistake. Who knows why he had Fabris running the special teams. We are lucky that when Richt was hired UT’s run was ending and UF was a mess otherwise we would still be harkening back to the HW days for our glory.

2N4YEARS

December 10th, 2009
1:30 pm

Poor ole Ga Tech posters. Get whipped 8 of of 9 and they’re still grasping for straws. Maybe that’s why they call them pests???

pb

December 10th, 2009
1:30 pm

alldawgsgotohell:

Quit repeating yourself. You have made your point (several times) about where is Shreveport,7-5, etc… Get on to something new! OK?

dead dog

December 10th, 2009
1:32 pm

Sometimes it is better to be on the other side.

Now that I have a new daddy, Kentucky.

Next year it will be Vanderbilt and South Carolina.

alldawgsgotohell

December 10th, 2009
1:32 pm

Shreveport better beef up security before the players get there and assault people off the field

Bobo's a Baby --he needs to Grow Up

December 10th, 2009
1:36 pm

Until Bobo shows some guts and wins 2 or 3 close games, shows some real clock management down the stretch, like the LSU or Kentucky game, welcomes responsibility instead of runnning from it, he’ll be an immature coach. Bobo needs to mature and grow up. 2009 was a disaster for him. He din’t do it one single time–we’d be 10-3 if Bobo wouldn’t have choked in the LSU and Kentucky game, if he’d managed the clock, and wasn’t afriad of some responsibility.

Until he does this, 2 or 3 times in a season, Bobo’s a baby who needs some maturing.

exNFLplayer

December 10th, 2009
1:38 pm

Rex won’t vaidate it because he can’t. Keep burning those bridges Rex. He’ll be back in here in a couple more years after the ship has been righted claiming to be black balled. But at least at that point he might be coming with something that’s fact.

AceDawg

December 10th, 2009
1:39 pm

Well, I recall plenty of messages/articles about player leaders challening and organizing one another in the weight room and asking for accountability on the field instead of coaches. It sounds like Rex’s message may be out of context. In other words, it isn’t that Richt isn’t in control overall, but maybe he has been too nice to the players or experimented with an approach where upperclassmen help regulate the team. It’s nice half of the Dawgs haven’t been arrested this year, so not all is bad, but certainly the new defensive coordinator needs to not only fix our defensive schemes but reinvigorate the entire team philosophy and winning edge. This needs to be the year of the boot where coaches take the reins and remold the team – a team full of talent and opportunity.

Ashburn Dawg

December 10th, 2009
1:39 pm

coach richt is what he is. He is an average coach in a league full of great coaches. bottom line. We must make a new hire and fast. How many more losses to UF are UGA fans willing to tollerate? I for one am finished. Fire Richt, HE IS THE PROBLEM!

alldawgsgotohell

December 10th, 2009
1:41 pm

11-2 > 7-5
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Okay had my fill….for now

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7-5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A.J. Mealor

December 10th, 2009
1:41 pm

Why is that when we ear black helmets and black pants it’s the players running the asylum and its all terrible etc.? Why doesn’t this seem to be a problem for teams that change their unis every week i.e. Oregon. Also, the teams that wore the Nike unis were 9-2. Oklahoma got destroyed by TT, and Florida wore theirs one week to many and got killed by Bama.

KennyP

December 10th, 2009
1:43 pm

What a terrible joke of a story and source. When i first read that an ex-bulldog was saying that players were running the show, i was not expecting it to be someone from the 80s! Cmon now! What we have here is a guy that couldnt get a job at 680, 790 or AJC and is just saying things to get attention. stupid to even waste time on this.

ugaman

December 10th, 2009
1:44 pm

only the last 2 years have been troublesome with the penalties and what not. when it we had greene and shockley we didn’t have these types of issues. who is to say what it is. i have heard about 20 reasons. i think cmr can correct it. i don’t think he all of a sudden just lost it. only time will tell. it has however improved over the last 2 or 3 games.

Joshhh...

December 10th, 2009
1:47 pm

Robinson is just trying to make Georgia’s problems be ever worse than we think.
Whenever someone in the media or anyone with a name starts talking like this it’s aim is to create more and more problems within the program.
Yes, Georgia does have discipline problems but I don’t see how the players (or “inmates”) are running the team.
The Black helmets was something for the team, we as fans HAVE to stop thinking that every time we come out in a different uniform that it’s a motivational tactic!
Florida has worn white uniforms or throwbacks in 2 games this season, I really doubt that Urban Meyer is doing it to motivate his team.

richard cranium

December 10th, 2009
1:53 pm

18 arrest in 4 years and you wonder IF there is a problem…???

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck….

Why do think they call the Clarke County Correctional Institute…??

exNFLplayer

December 10th, 2009
1:53 pm

Who ya gonna hire Ashburn Dawg? Give us some names. And puhleeeeze….none of those flavor of the month types like Brian “no defense” Kelly. Short of Bill Belichik, Bill Cowher, or Jon Gruden who can come in here and run roughshod over the SEC. Even those guys wouldn’t do it year after year. You think Urban Meyer will win 10+ next year minus Tebow and that long list of guys he’s losing this year?

Brucemac

December 10th, 2009
1:55 pm

It is funny to me that the same “THUGSS” we recruit are on everybody else’s list. Then these “THUGS” actually commit heanous crimes such as driving without a license, drinking at Frat parties, speeding. Oh My Goodness what a bunch of THUGS that everybody in the country wanted. Just shut up with and put your sheet back on.

boston dawg

December 10th, 2009
1:57 pm

this is a non-story. period.

On the other hand...

December 10th, 2009
1:59 pm

Maybe CMR didn’t lose “it”, but maybe he never had “it”. His best years were before Meyer, Saban, Petrino, Johnson, et al were competeing for talent in the southeast and, more importantly, Georgia. Seeing as how half of the SEC championship games have been UA vs. UF, how long did you expect both to be mired in mediocrity? Maybe Richt just never is, never was, and never will be a head coach with the chops to compete against guys of this caliber.

Haley Hutchinson

December 10th, 2009
1:59 pm

Rex was a great kicker for UGA but that was decades ago and he’s years removed from the program.

Don’t know what he does for a living but maybe he should go into coaching somewhere.

Anduras22

December 10th, 2009
2:00 pm

You SEC idiots claiming that the SEC is great and UGA is the ACC champs are stupid. You do realize that the ACC was 6-5 against the SEC this season correct?

Delbert D.

December 10th, 2009
2:04 pm

The Georgia uniform thing was not the same as the Florida uniform thing. Florida and other schools announced in advance that they would be wearing new hi-tech uniforms as part of a national promotion. I saw one other team on TV the same Saturday that Florida wore them for the FSU game. Helmet design aside, they had the jerseys with the palmetto plant/spikey bird feathers look on the front of the shoulder pads, and from the rear, the pants look like white garters are holding up their socks. I can’t recall the other team that wore them.

Maddawg

December 10th, 2009
2:05 pm

Totally and emphatically DISAGREE with Rex Robinson. He couldn’t be more wrong about this and that’s all I’ll say about it.

Al

December 10th, 2009
2:07 pm

As with all organizational problems which do not get solved, the problem starts at the top. Next year should be the HOT SEAT QUICKENING for the program. Also, we need to better evaluate the caliber, potential and character of our recruits; It has been sorely lacking at UGA for many years. The loss to Boston College started this problem and it has persisted for all these years.

[...] Rex Robinson suggested yesterday that there are further issues within the program that need to be addressed. He said that strength and conditioning at UGA is not on par with, much less in front of, competitors. He also questioned if the “inmates were running the asylum”. In addition, he mentioned that there was strife among the players. Today that post was discussed by AJC’s blogger Bill King. Well, you should take a look at the comments. [...]

heyberto

December 10th, 2009
2:11 pm

I call B.S. If Rex Robinson can identify his source, then this story becomes valid. Unfortuately, the Junkyard Blawg has reduced itself to tabloid status.

jsmuga

December 10th, 2009
2:11 pm

After beating GT CMR gets a pass from me for a while……………

Don in DC

December 10th, 2009
2:11 pm

Bill King has written the most asinine commentary on Georgia football by a professional journalist that I ever read. He asks, “are the student athletes running the football program?” He gives as the only evidence that the answer might be “yes” the fact that Georgia wore black helmets during a game. Wouldn’t it make more sense to ask, “are the paint manufacturers running the football program?” I’m not going to waste anymore time reading this blog.

Ed

December 10th, 2009
2:11 pm

I think Robinson is on the money. Unless Richt suddenly has an affinity for the color black, it certainly looks like he is catering to the whims of the players (I recall that Richt finally gave in to his players’ call for black in ‘07 – it seems he has since grown use to the idea). The same dumb penalties, blown coverages, and poor fundamentals have been displayed repeatedly with no apparent consequences. The same bad actors start and finish every game (there’s a certain ineffective defensive back that comes to mind – either the kid must has compromising pictures of somebody high up in the UGA food chain or Georgia has done a terrible job recruiting DBs in recent years).

By the way – I still remember watching UGA take on Baylor in a televised game back in 1978, I think. Rex Robinson made a long field goal to help Georgia win a competitive game against Baylor and Mike Singletary. Quite a thrill for a youngster who bled Red and Black.

fair tax

December 10th, 2009
2:12 pm

ok enough. you got rid of wm. what are you gonna get in his place? keep on and you’ll run mr off. what will you get then? another ray goof? just keep on!

superDawg

December 10th, 2009
2:13 pm

Lets see what happens in 2010.

GMAN

December 10th, 2009
2:15 pm

18 arrest in 4 years doesn’t appear too outrageous to me. The Clark County Sherrif, Athens City Police, and ALC don’t bow down to UGA like the authorities and newspapers in Gainesville, Knoxville, Tuscaloosa, and Baton Rouge. Think about it!

Another Dawg

December 10th, 2009
2:16 pm

It seemed at the beginning of the season, everyone complained that the players were out of control in this program (certainly, they have shown a wanton disregard for International Scooter Law.) Now Robinson claims that they’ve been in complete control and doing what they want the entire time?

The story behind the Florida jerseys seem pretty clear. We thought we could get a motivational edge, as well (and this is the key point) SELL MORE MERCHANDISE. Pro teams do this all the time. A number of successful college teams this decade (Florida, Miami, Va Tech, WVU, Oregon, Notre Dame… well maybe not ND, even OHIO friggin STATE did it this year) have played around with jersey and helmet combinations to boost memorabilia sales.

On the first page of replies, there was a bunch of unrelated ranting about the merits of Mike Bobo’s offensive scheming, particularly with Richt’s W/L record with a 100 yard rusher. While that’s all well and good from a high level, statistically insignificant perspective, that’s just an easy stat to jump onto. Having a 100 yard rusher isn’t the key, it’s time of possession and yards per carry. I don’t want a 100 yard rusher if it takes us 40 carries to get there. Having a 100 yard rusher is not what wins us the game; that’s a symptom of having a strong push on the offensive line as well as the ability to control the clock and keep the defense honest with a balanced offense. In fact, the 100 yard rusher stat is probably a better indicator of how well our playcalling is going rather than how likely we are to win. That statistic ought to be “Richt is 40-3 on games when he has successful offensive playcalling and strong offensive line play.” Which is hardly impressive.

I mean, I don’t like Mike Bobo, but if it comes down to him or some guy who wants to chase 100 yards rushers like a fool, I’ll take Bobo’s occasional bursts of brilliance.

Delbert D.

December 10th, 2009
2:16 pm

“He said that strength and conditioning at UGA is not on par with, much less in front of, competitors.”

Chuck (Oliver?) on Chuck and Chernoff said a month ago 680thFan that the Georgia players had not developed sufficiently. He stated that offensive and defensive linemen were the same size as when they entered the program. That surprised me, and I don’t know if the point is arguable or not.
With strength and conditoning coach gone, that issue if true should change for the positive.

01HAWK

December 10th, 2009
2:16 pm

Sad to hear the fans on this blog talk about a successful season would be 9-3 or 10-2 next year. I thought we were shooting for National Championships. Those records will not make it. Florida, Bama, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas all talk about National Championships.

Time to admit that the program is headed south with CMR. Can you say Brian Kelley of Cincy. Buy CMR out and get a Kelley.

HDawg

December 10th, 2009
2:20 pm

The defensive coaches not opting to coach in the bowl game says a lot. If they are such good friends with CMR, why would they leave the team high and dry at the foothills of a bowl? Sounds like sour grapes against the rest of the staff if you ask me. I think there is a bigger problem as evidenced by the lack of discipline on both sides of the ball. But,it is solely Coach Richt’s responsibilty to right the ship. He chose the firings as his starting point. Lets see what happens.

As for the black helmets…it made the Dawgs look desparate. It also sent a message that there is a thought that our traditions aren’t good enough, and changing them would create momentum. That is the poorest decision I have seen in a while. Athens is no place for gimmicks…and that is all that was.

Haley Hutchinson

December 10th, 2009
2:21 pm

Here’s something for Robinson to consider. If he’d helped Amp Arnold learn how to read, maybe UGA wouldn’t have gotten a black eye during the Jan Kemp revelations.

Bottom line: The UGA program today — run by Richt — is far cleaner and above board than the program Robinson was a part of. What does Robinson have to say about that?

Xenophon

December 10th, 2009
2:21 pm

Richt’s coaching style has caught up with him. Maybe a new DC will help. But I have my doubts. Actually, if Richt wants a DC who thinks like him, he should probably hire a fundamentalist missionary.

Bank Walker, Texas Ranger

December 10th, 2009
2:22 pm

I’ve heard this the past two years in regards to discipline and conditioning. I believe RR is right. I think UGA in going down the same path as FSU and Miami, without the multiple National Championships of course. It is no coincidence that Richt got his training from both schools.

Another Dawg

December 10th, 2009
2:23 pm

I’d love Brian Kelly. Let’s hire a head coach who promoted John Jancek at every job he’s had. We’re sitting here complaining about defense, and you want Brian Kelly to come coach? Please, let the Irish have him and all his slow Ohio Valley recruits.

Papadawg

December 10th, 2009
2:23 pm

I agree, Coach Richt has made mistakes but all coaches make mistakes when they go from assistant coach to head coach. He’s been a head coach for 5 years and it looks to me like he’s learning by firing good friends in order to better the program. He’s always liked the pass happy offense but I hope he learned from the GT game that a strong running game is needed especially in the SEC.

Lindsey

December 10th, 2009
2:25 pm

Rex sounds like The Grinch, GO DAWGS!!!! Best of luck at the Independence Bowl. It does not matter to me what color uniform you wear, just win!!

Dawg Central

December 10th, 2009
2:25 pm

I didn’t even know Rex Robinson was still anywhere around….until now….guess that shows how relevant any of his comments are anyway.
Someone needs to tell Rex that anyone with a pea size brain can speculate and thats exactly what he is doing…..unless he wants to give examples, incidents, etc..if not then he should close his liquor hole……Rex is underminding one of the best coaches in UGA history…and about the arrest of players, penalties, etc……these guys are grown men…you can teach them, but you cannot make them conform……I was in the US Marine Corps, which is the most discipline branches of service…and can I tell you how many Marines get their asses locked up outside the gates of Camp Lejune N.C………so the next time you have a thought run through your mind Rex…just let it pass softly in the wind between your ears…..Go Dawgs and Coach Richt….true Dawg fans are on board…and if any of you think the ship is sinking….go ride the Yellow Jacket bandwagon……and by the way Rex, it was Kevin Butler that made the 60 yarder against Clemson, right??? LOL

deltonadawg

December 10th, 2009
2:26 pm

As I posted on Rex’s blog, it looks to me like both of you are trying to promote your blogs. Anyone can make statements give me some facts and I will be more inclined to believe you.

jack bull

December 10th, 2009
2:26 pm

first off, the players DIDN’T KNOW when they were going to wear the black uniforms, people. it was a total surprise to them before the Auburn game…along with this year against Florida, they didn’t know anything about it..yes, it was a “shot” at getting them to be a little more fired up for the game..should they have to be more fired up to play florida?? no!! but heck, we’re not the coaches, and we don’t see the KIDS emotion during the week, maybe CMR thought it may inspire them a little..can’t blame a man for trying things to beat Florida, nobody else had at that time for over a year.(especially not us),

up to date rumor mill,,,,Vic Koening, who went to school with TCU’s Gary Patterson and coached under Bill Snyder(who is a defensive genius), will be named the new DC at UGA by the weekend…Mark Stoops, brother of Bob(OU) and Mike(UAZ), has turned down the job..now, please read my blog, please read my blog,….

boog

December 10th, 2009
2:27 pm

Rex who? Whatever….

Skitty Fritty

December 10th, 2009
2:28 pm

Why would anyone listen to a kicker unless it is Kevin Butler? Kickers don’t have a clue about how the team functions in football!

exNFLplayer

December 10th, 2009
2:29 pm

Are you talking about that guy from Cincy that doesn’t play defense, 01HAWK? Seriously. Name a flavor of the year coach not named Urban Meyer that has produced big time results when moving to a bigger stage. Do the names Dan Hawkins and Gary Barnett sound familiar? Tyrone Willingham? I might buy Gary Patterson for the simple reason that he understands defensive football, but Brian Kelley won’t have the same success at the next level that he has had at Cincy. He’d get eaten alive in the SEC.

UA Alum92

December 10th, 2009
2:34 pm

LOL! For us to have throwback uniforms, I guess we’d have to remove the facemasks. Or go back to those long sleeve cotton jerseys with the sewn-on numbers.

jack bull

December 10th, 2009
2:45 pm

brian kelley?? umm, tell me, how did auburns new OF do this year, in the SEC? i believe against teams in the conference they averaged about 17 pts a game. and i also believe his offenses were ranked number 1 for a few years,,,,,,AT TULSA!!!! brian kelley,,,come on now…

Reptillicide

December 10th, 2009
2:46 pm

Some of you are really acting like some naive Quakers in here. Why are we referring to UGA players as “thugs” for getting arrested for “emerging from an alley” on a scooter, driving with a suspended license, being caught drinking with the rest of the underage students at UGA who drink (every single one of you that graduated from UGA along with me know exactly how it is) and forgetting to pay traffic fines? Thugs? Really? There’s what, close to a hundred players on the team, and you think that these things aren’t natural? Let me ask you this: if you took 100 random students (non-athletes) from UGA and kept track of them for a period of a year, how do you think their arrest record would look by comparison? I’m betting it would either be the same, or worse.

18 arrests in 4 years. And you’re complaining that our players are thugs. Your head is truly in the sand.

Alabama Jack

December 10th, 2009
2:49 pm

To dawg nation:

We sincerely hope you are not too stupid to throw Bobo or Richt under the bus. We think they should stay and the team should vote every week on what uniform to wear. Strength and conditioning should be optional just like class work and practices should including bowling or swimming as options every day, instead of that ugly blocking and tackling stuff.

Don’t worry about plays, you can make them up as you go along.

Sincerely,

ULL
South Carolina
Arkansas
Mississippi State
Colorado
Tennessee
Vanderbilt
Papa Kentucky
Florida
Idaho State (who?)
Auburn
Georgia Tech

PS. Thanks for posting the Florida-Alabama End of Season game reminder on your schedule. Should help you remember to get your tickets early.

jarvis

December 10th, 2009
2:52 pm

I’m just hoping Wayne Johnson doesn’t come out against us.

bigdawg88

December 10th, 2009
3:00 pm

PhilDawg,
Thanks! At least someone has some sense.
How the heck is riding a moped without a license thug activity? Other than that underage drinking (also NOT thuggish) those are minor penalties. I don’t even know how they can go to jail for that. Cops in Athens must have nothing to do. I bet a cop in Atlanta would just laugh at a 300+ pound guy on a moped. We must have stopped paying our players if all they have to ride is mopeds.
Sounds like maybe our players are going soft. Heck the only people who rode mopeds when I was at Athens were the Wendy’s delivery drivers.

dog-blabber

December 10th, 2009
3:05 pm

Rex, Come on!!!!!!!! You’re a kicker. Who really cares what you blog about. Your old school. Kids are different now. I am sure if you were in charge you could run a strict program like Felton did………..oh yeah, he ran off all of the good talent.

Dawgs Stink and Suck

December 10th, 2009
3:06 pm

HDawg

December 10th, 2009
3:07 pm

I cannot understand how Dick Bumpas at TCU is not mentioned more often. But, I don’t hire or fire, so what do I know?

A Few More Afternoon Nuggets | MrSEC.com

December 10th, 2009
3:08 pm

[...] coordinator job.  Seriously.4.  Speaking of Georgia, former Bulldog Rex Robinson believes the players in Athens are running the program, not Mark Richt.  (If his belief that UGA’s black helmets and black pants prove that the [...]

gdawginkalamazoo

December 10th, 2009
3:10 pm

“The same dumb penalties, blown coverages, and poor fundamentals have been displayed repeatedly with no apparent consequences”

I think those coaches got fired.

“The defensive coaches not opting to coach in the bowl game says a lot”

Yes, it says “we got fired and don’t have a key to the building anymore so we will just mill around at the student center game planning, after we finish our air hockey game.”

Bill King

December 10th, 2009
3:16 pm

Don in DC:

Try reading it again. It’s Rex Robinson saying the players are in charge. Not me.

Don in DC

December 10th, 2009
3:20 pm

Sorry Bill my apologies. It sounded like your voice. Did you know that you sound just like Rex Robinson?

45ACP

December 10th, 2009
3:21 pm

HDawg – I hear that Bumpas is just a man with the title of DC.
The HC (Franklin?) at TCU calls all of the defensive plays.

gdawginkalamazoo

December 10th, 2009
3:22 pm

I see that the tmperatures PLUNGED into the 30’s down there today. LMAO!

45ACP

December 10th, 2009
3:22 pm

Bill – The Junkyard Blawg is getting some mention from 680 the Fan today.

45ACP

December 10th, 2009
3:23 pm

ZOO – Yeah, I had to build a fire!

Bill King

December 10th, 2009
3:25 pm

TybeeDawg:

I’ve noticed you NEVER have an original comment. Just the same one over and over.

OK, that’s about as accurate as what you said.

dan

December 10th, 2009
3:26 pm

I don’t know if I agree with Rex about the jerseys, but as the ole saying goes ” where there is smoke there is fire”. There is definately a lack of direction with this program. I remember when Tuberville let Al Borges go prior to the 2008 season, I said to myself ” Tuberville is done”. I said the same thing when Fulmer hired a new OC in 2008. UGA is experiencing a culture problem right now and it’s bad! Getting rid assistant coaches usually leads to Head Coach’s being let go down the line. If UGA goes 6-6 or 5-7 next year, we’ll know that the problems are bigger than the defensive staff. Mark my words, if UGA goes 6-6 or 5-7 next year I think Richt will resign.

D.O.G.F.

December 10th, 2009
3:31 pm

Irresponsible of King to print this garbage. Irresponsible of Robinson to post it on his blog (unless he is anti-Georgia, which I doubt). Both are persona non grata in Bulldog Nation as far as I am concerned. Richt has seen the problems and he is making the changes he believes are needed. Shut up and see if he is making the right ones. At this point, whining and belly aching in public does not help anybody interested in Georgia’s success. I think Robinson is interested in Georgia’s success, but probably did not anticipate his blog being quoted in AJC. He should have, given the storied credentials of its “sports writers.” King is very obviously not interested in Georgia’s best interests, as he has repeatedly shown. Just another gossip mongering windbag trying to get everyone to “look at me, look at me!” King, on behalf of Bulldog Nation, you’re fired! You do not “offer the fan’s perspective,” as you claim in your blog.

gdawginkalamazoo

December 10th, 2009
3:32 pm

45ACP, 10 degress here -6 wind chill, 10″ of snow with another foot to come. I call it mo&^*#$@!@#%g s$%#. Blizzard warning got extended until tomorrow night. 30 mph winds gust. UPS some of that fire up here.

gdawginkalamazoo

December 10th, 2009
3:33 pm

Shreveport sounds nice this time of year.

45ACP

December 10th, 2009
3:38 pm

Zoo – We saw pictures of the blizzard on the local news here.
I can’t imagine that much snow. Stay warm my friend.

Delbert D.

December 10th, 2009
3:45 pm

I wonder what the weather prediction for Army-Navy in Philly is. The Cincinnatti-Pitt game was interesting with the hominy snow, as we used to call it.

45ACP

December 10th, 2009
3:51 pm

Hey Del – You a Magnum PI fan?

From the ex-backup quarterback

December 10th, 2009
3:53 pm

This is ABSOLUTELY correct. Toughness comes from the top down and Richt was a booth sitter at FSU and a backup quarterback at Miami. He lacks the leadership and toughness needed to compete for championships which is why he needs a great staff around him.

Rumor has it that we might hire Mark Stoops as DC.

Richt-Bobo-MARK Stoops…

-Does that sound like a Championship staff?

Dr M

December 10th, 2009
3:53 pm

This is where CMR makes it or breaks it. My theory is CMR has not been exacting enough with his coaches. I don’t think the black gear is relevant- CMR is the man behind the color (think “Back in Black”). He just likes the way black looks- and the image it projects- at least as much as the players themselves and some of the UGA fans do. I happen to love the black jerseys with the red G helmets myself. What is relevant is CRM now is taking corrective steps and IF he gets the defense to perform next year (e.g., start getting more takeaways) and thereafter, CMR will prove he’s the guy we all thought he was. The buck after all stops with CMR, not the DC he hires. If the D doesn’t come up to SEC standards next year, we’ve got a problem.

dawg

December 10th, 2009
3:56 pm

I guess Mark did not give Rex and interview for a coaching position. If you can not do better than this you are not far from gatorland.

gdawginkalamazoo

December 10th, 2009
4:10 pm

45ACP, will do. Time to skate home.

Papadawg

December 10th, 2009
4:12 pm

I should would like to know the crime stats of the rest of the student body and not just slamming the atheletes, folks they are college kids doing dumb and stupid things. All of you who were perfect little angels in college can talk but everyone else just shut up.

Hal Mumme

December 10th, 2009
4:14 pm

The important thing to remember about all this is 30-24.

BB….BBBWWW…..BBBWWWAAA……….BBBWWWAAAHHHAAAA

Grunt Field….BBWWAAA..Joke By Coke…..BBBBWWAAAAA…..Paul Johnson talking tough..BBBWWWAHHHAAA….BBBWWWAAAHHHAAA

Brucemac

December 10th, 2009
4:16 pm

Hea Alabama Jack, they beat you 3 out of 4 times. So I guess making up plays as we go along works pretty good against the Crimson Tide. That schedule we havenest year looks like the NFL compared to the embarrasing schedule you have trotted out the last couple of years. Loss to Lousiana Monroe? Really?

jack bull

December 10th, 2009
4:19 pm

it comes down to this, concerning the defense, which would you rather have,,a bend but don’t break defense that allows mostly field goal attempts??? or the aggressive attacking defense that will occasionally give up the big play??? so, which is it???

cantondawg

December 10th, 2009
4:21 pm

Who really cares what a Kicker thinks about football. Rex Robinson was a great kicker at UGA but it seems like all he cares about lately is trying to stir up dissension

Saint Clarkston

December 10th, 2009
4:21 pm

I guarantee Rex cares as much and probably more about the program
than 99% of the so called “fans” who post on this blog. I for one
think his opinions are valid. There is something wrong in Athens.

NashDawg

December 10th, 2009
4:28 pm

Rex unless you have examples beyond helmets, shut up…..

Hap Hines

December 10th, 2009
4:28 pm

Nobody cried about the black uniforms against Auburn. Rex, come back when you have some details.

HDawg

December 10th, 2009
4:29 pm

So…with all I have read here, it looks like all of the success that UGA has had since CMR was hired was smoke and mirrors? Just two seasons ago, we were in the Sugar Bowl KILLING Hawaii and finished #2. Is UGA not allowed to have bad years? Is a bad year (’a’ bad year – we won 10 games in 2008 – thats good regardless of the Tech loss) enough to say that we “lack direction” and CMR will ultimately go? Coach Richt knocked the lid off of our program. History has shown that FSU has not been the same since he left. We are recruiting well, and I think Richt has the moral fiber to get it done right. I think some people are losing faith all too easily. Dooley had plenty of bad years, as did Bear Bryant, Joe Paterno, etc. etc. Get with the Dawgs, or get going. Coach Richt has earned our trust…lets extend it. 30-24!

mason

December 10th, 2009
4:31 pm

Well i see yellow fuzz is back under a new name and blowing the margins on the blog as the pain and agony of defeat to lowly 7-5 UGA continues to eat her alive

(( 30-24 ))

Chew on it yellow fuzz
hahahahahahahahaha

murfdawg

December 10th, 2009
4:32 pm

Zoo Dawg,
Mark Richt has just implemented a new discipline policy for players who get a personal foul penalty. They will bussed to Kalimazoo and they have to clear your driveway and sidewalk for the whole weekend. Also, they will be allowed to were only a black jersey and black earmuffs.
Stay warm and Go Dawgs!!

Dawg '88

December 10th, 2009
4:32 pm

Tired of hearing takes like this with no first hand knowledge. Also, don’t like the inferences to the players being ‘inmates running the asylum” bit. Its old and tired but more importantly unfounded. Its speculation, a guess, an observation only so unless Rex or anyone else on here can go to every practice, be in the lockerroom at all times and participate in team meetings and coaches meetings and see/hear this stuff first hand….then Shut It!

Delbert D.

December 10th, 2009
4:33 pm

45ACP – Yeah, I was a Magnum PI fan. A friend of mine met him in a coffee shop in Hawaii several years ago. He didn’t like to sign autographs, but he let her husband take a picture of him and her together.

Joe

December 10th, 2009
4:40 pm

Alabama Jack…before you get to high on the horse with “Idaho State who?” How about Louisiana- Monroe? Tell me about them dude……hmmmmm. Hope Bama fans dont become like Gator fans when you’ve had some success. We all know it goes in cycles. Act like you’ve been there before. Alabama Jack- Louisiana- Monroe? really? Louisiana- MONROE?????

45ACP

December 10th, 2009
4:41 pm

Your post about Army vs Navy reminded me of him.
The Army vs Navy game was HUGE to him. Remember?

mason

December 10th, 2009
4:42 pm

The perception is that because Rex is an ex-UGA football player that the impact of the comments he made is supposed to be perceived as “legit” or “insider.” Why? A guy 30 yrs removed from football who hasn’t even been on the radar screen until recent months is suddenly knowledgeable of our program? Get real guys. Now if this had come from someone like Pollack then I would sit up and take it seriously. But Rex Robinson? A has-been kicker from the 70s? Come on…

These are the kind of side-street distractions that do nothing but tear down the program. First you have RR making the blog spewing unsubstantiated remarks and then you have Bill repeating it for a larger audience. All it does is provide fertile ground for our rivals to trash us and just billboards an image of weakness. Guys, either get behind the program or change your colors officially.

I guarantee within the next few days either MB or JS or both with trash UGA using this same RR garbage. Thanks Rex…

Topp Dogg

December 10th, 2009
4:42 pm

Man Tebo crying on tv, thats just sad i hate it for the Gayterds.

RunningDog

December 10th, 2009
4:44 pm

Wow I suppose the Gator’s white helmets are also a sign that the players are controlling Florida and the reason they lost to Bama. It’s just a uniform, Rex. Get over it. If you have a problem with Richt, discuss it with him but don’t cry like a 5 year old.

Delbert D.

December 10th, 2009
4:50 pm

45ACP – Magnum, or Selleck? I’m drawing a blank. Like I usually do.

Dawgtime

December 10th, 2009
4:51 pm

So the AJC is using gossip as a source to publish as a recruiting article. That is sad. He said she said they said. That is pathetic. Post legit articles. This is the crap that has CNN with low ratings. With all that said, we still beat GT in Atlanta. What does that say about GT’s program? All the negative crap is not hurting our recruiting nor is it hurting our great program. Your anti-UGA approach is a bit silly. Go DAWGS.

Delbert D.

December 10th, 2009
4:57 pm

Those new uniforms are a Nike promo. They were provide free to the 5 schools that participated.

“With the Pro Combat gear, this moisture is shed off the material, making it 46 percent lighter than a typical Gator uniform when wet, according to Nike.

In addition to wicking away moisture, the four-way stretch twill that is used in the jersey and pants effectively “shrink wraps” itself around a player’s body, said Nike spokesperson Loren Hoppes. This allows for the uniform to contort to every angle in which pad and flesh meet, preventing opposing players from grabbing onto a Gator’s jersey.”

“Three of the four teams that have worn the new uniforms have won by an average of 17 points (TCU, Virginia Tech, FSU and Ohio State). Only injury-plagued Oklahoma has lost.”

source: http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20091127/ARTICLES/911279927?Title=UF-equipment-manager-likes-high-tech-uniforms

Delbert D.

December 10th, 2009
4:58 pm

Make that 5 teams

HDawg

December 10th, 2009
4:58 pm

II agree that this article is silly. It does nothing but perpertuate a perception of problems at UGA, and while Bill King may be a Dawg fan…his little article here does nothing to help the program. If the parents of a recruit read this, it could damage UGA’s efforts in recruuiting. I think this is more damaging that constructive, and in actuality, who gives a rip what a 30-year removed Bulldog thinks anyway???

crazy dawg

December 10th, 2009
4:58 pm

I only have one thing to say about Rex Robinsons comments. He’s a Kicker what does he know about football! Must have spent to much time on the sidelines bye yourself Rexie or maybe still a little miffed that Kevin Butler is still the greatest kicker in dawg history with Blair gaining ground on the number 2 spot behind Kev.Sorry Rexie either get on board or just shut up.Go dawgs

FLA DAWG

December 10th, 2009
4:59 pm

AlabamaJack,

It’s Bama Fans like you (thankfully the minority) who make The Bear turn in his grave.

Yeah, yeah, there are UGA Fans (many GT Fans posing as UGA bloggers) who are just as low class as you.

Alabama and The SEC have a great tradition. Don’t denegrate it by writing garbage. Keep in mind that Bama was on it’s heels (to put it mildly) for many years before latching onto Saban and turning your program around.

Have some class man.

SEC fan

December 10th, 2009
4:59 pm

Bill,
Way to go again trashing UGA. Anything to get lots of comments on your blog. Keep poking till you can find someone with an opinion that will cause controversy. Nothing is ever good enough to please you when it comes to UGA. Anything you can print to undermine the team you seem to jump at the opportunity. You call yourself a Dawg fan? You couldn’t do more to hurt the team. Lots of teams change helment or uniform colors for a little boost for a special game. If you knew the first thing about football you would know that. UFs white helments was yet another sign of discipline problems? You drive away readers that are UGA fans and then cannot understand why the AJC is going broke. Just so you get lots of comments you probably could care less.

dead dog

December 10th, 2009
5:07 pm

Pretty bad when the kicker is ratting you folks out.

Andrew

December 10th, 2009
5:12 pm

I feel this is absurd!

Delbert D.

December 10th, 2009
5:14 pm

“He’s a Kicker what does he know about football!”

More than a typical alumnus or student, I would think. Not to mention fans who didn’t attend the school.

Daisy Mae

December 10th, 2009
5:30 pm

I want to give thanks to the good lord for giving CMR some B—-. He finally got rid of SLICK WILLIE. SLICK really showed his loyality to CMR by not coaching the bowl game. I knew SLICK was a bum from the very beginning. As far as Rex, he hit the nail on the head. I know a lot of people don’t want to hear this but I have known this all alone. CMR needs to go also and lets don’t forget the BOBO THE BOZO. I don’t have but a 10 min break then I will have to go back to being just a greeter. The thing that is happening in Athens is the same exact thing that happened in Knoxville two years before the GREAT PUMKIN was fired. So get ready boys for 2 more crappy yaers.

Jimmy

December 10th, 2009
5:35 pm

1eyedJack

December 10th, 2009
11:22 am

I agree, the players generation is one of the first to be raised in the “everybody’s a winner” and “can’t keep score” culture. They are the ones coming out of college expecting the highest pay and the corner office. It is the entitlement generation and they are taught from a young age to be in charge.

Funny, you’d think such kids could be leaders. But they can’t. There are just too many cheifs and not enough indians. They are taught not to follow, so no one does.

I know this sounds harsh…it is not meant to be. I too work with youth and my style had always been laid back…give’em a bit of room to express themselves…and what I’ve learned is that with this generation that will get you in trouble as a leader. Through strength of will and steadiness of purpose, you have to exert your dominance over these guys. If you don’t…you will look like Richt.

chazzo

December 10th, 2009
5:35 pm

I don’t think that being a kicker once upon of time really gives him enough insight or physical access to substantiate the rumors he is generating. Certainly, trying to give your team a little edge by going with a different colored uniform may be silly, but it is pretty flimsy evidence for Robinson’s charge.
Beyond that this is pretty much a non-article. I guess there isn’t anything else to talk about. Maybe he is just trying to help psyche out the Aggies seeing as how UGA has no defensive coaches and all.

Rex (hey isn't that a dog's name) Robinson

December 10th, 2009
5:40 pm

OK enough I’ll give my source, but first a little background. Ol’ Buck and I were riding a horse through Athen’s and some guy said look at the two arseholes on that horse, so we got off to take a look, but the horse ran away! On our walk back to the barn, Buck filled me in on the players being in control. BTW, that guy lied, because when we got back to the barn, I lifted the tail and it only had one arsehole!

doug

December 10th, 2009
5:43 pm

I believe he is exactly right but he has to validate. Just a matter of time before the lid blows off. You are not going to see the kind of sucess we dream of as long as CMR is there.
I just cant understand why more people dont see that.

dawg gone it

December 10th, 2009
5:58 pm

I don’t disagree that there is a discipline issue at Georgia. I just don’t think there’s any evidence in this article that it is caused by the players running amok.

bham dawg

December 10th, 2009
6:06 pm

If a respectable person with good character had made the statement that Rex Robinson has made, I might take it more to heart. Remember that Rex had a big drug problem and is now a washed up old man that wasted away his life. He could have been an NFL Hall of Famer like Kevin Butler, but decided to live life his way.

FRED

December 10th, 2009
6:15 pm

I HAVE FELT FOR YEARS THAT M/R IS TO SOFT TO BE A HEAD COACH. I FEEL THAT A NEW DC WILL HELP OUR PROGRAM BUT UNLESS M/R CHANGES UGA WILL NEVER BE A TOP TIER PROGRAM. AND I DO NOT SEE M/R TURNING HIMSELF AROUND.

Bulldog12

December 10th, 2009
6:20 pm

Players asking for the black helmets and pants? the players didn’t even know about them till right before the game. Where is your source? I have about 100 of them. The players themselves

Second Rate

December 10th, 2009
6:35 pm

Get ready Bull Dawg Nation. Alabama, Florida and LSU will dominate the SEC for years to come. Georgia’s days of being in SEC championship games and BCS Bowls have come to an end. The arrogance Bull Dawg Nation has displayed over the years has and will haunt you for decades. Best five loss team in the SEC maybe?

kj

December 10th, 2009
6:45 pm

Rex Robinson, he’s a kicker right? He may be drunk as well as stupid like the KICKER who took a shot at Manning on the Colts,

Kirby Smart

December 10th, 2009
6:51 pm

I am not stupid. I am staying put. Florida will get the next best DC then Georgia.Who wants to go there when Bull Dawg Nation calls for your head when you win 10 games in a season?

atl xmen

December 10th, 2009
6:52 pm

rex is the grumpy ole man…richt is always in control..the penalties will go away when they fresh and sophs become jr and srs…which will be next year..no worries here on who is in control and calling the shots. rex needs to just sit back and relax and enjoy the show next year. and then tell mark richt he is sorry for being a dork

Never Again

December 10th, 2009
6:55 pm

Wake up Next year and the next. You are never going to surpase Sabin and Myer and Miles. But you do have your memories of 1982.

Georgia Kicker

December 10th, 2009
6:57 pm

Without us you would have won how many SEC Championships? 1982 National Championship? Right.

Bennie Blades

December 10th, 2009
6:59 pm

Rex don’t know nuthin. If the players were in control then jawja would be winnin championships like the Hurrikens did.

the real OLD GOLD

December 10th, 2009
7:02 pm

How can you find discipline and follow a leader when there are no real punishments when players do stupid things on or off the field?

Big L

December 10th, 2009
7:05 pm

I don’t completely disagree , but you don’t cast this type o conjecture by saying that it’s much worse than we imagined. That makes it worse without backing i up. And very irresponsible on rex’s part.

Barkin'Dog

December 10th, 2009
7:07 pm

Running the Ball is a Big Problem — great comment — right on.

mcdaviddawg — Richt will be gone after next year. — You’re an idiot. Post this time next year.

The players aren’t running the team — the blogger’s are. Didn’t CMR fire the DC and a few others?

Now, look for Arizona to fire their coach, Mike Stoops, and UGA hire him. He was Bob Stoops’ DC before he got hired by AZ… and the won a MNC with him at DC. OK’s D hasn’t been the same since he left. He’s going to get double what he made at AZ and will make the Dawgs into the champions we all want. Notice, I said “want.” Not deserve. I get tired of all the fans saying we deserve better. You got “better.” And you still aren’t satisfied. Well, shut up and hide… your SEC and MNC team is coming. Just sit down and be patient.

fan

December 10th, 2009
7:16 pm

rex robinson get a life bulldogs will be back tebow is gone game over fla.

Delbert D.

December 10th, 2009
7:21 pm

Barkin’Dog – Have you heard something about Arizona being unhappy with Mike Stoops?

THROWMAN

December 10th, 2009
7:24 pm

COACH RICTH is fading just like FULMER. both lost player’s respect. fans complaining makes the matters worse.

Joe Dawg

December 10th, 2009
7:25 pm

It is funny that when they win with the Black Jersey everyone love it but they lost with black helmet and everyone disgruntle fan living their life thru the Football Team is not happy. I am so sick and tired of this discipline crap. What do you want Coach Richt to do lock all the plays under Stanford Stadium till Saturday? The team gave it their best. You are not going to win it all. Your team need you when thing are going rough. Coach I support you and your effort. It is easy to point out whats wrong but you have to build from your point of strength not weakness. Go Dawgs.

Z.Itchy

December 10th, 2009
7:30 pm

How the heck would I know???

arrh

December 10th, 2009
7:34 pm

I thought the blackouts were cool the first couple of times. I felt like if the uniform changing is done too often…it depreciates the meaning, & if you end up losing…it ends up making us look pretty stupid. I wish they wouldn’t do it so often…maybe just occasionally. I wish people like Rex wouldn’t act like it’s the end of the world when UGA has one bad yr. though. FL changed their uniforms, & they got waxed by AL. Why isn’t anybody talking about that? Look around, a lot of teams have been chagning their uniforms lately….does that mean that every coach has lost control of their team. If so, theres a lot of coashes w/ the same problem…especially in the NFL.

GT

December 10th, 2009
7:59 pm

Perhaps UGA should hire Jon Tenuta as DC. He is an absolute hardass and runs a tight defensive ship.

Old Coach

December 10th, 2009
8:15 pm

Robinson was a kicker, a by gosh kicker, most of you SHOULD be smart enough to see a “look at me” when it appears. I doubt Robinson could coach a pee wee team.

RealDawg

December 10th, 2009
8:21 pm

Bitter lately Rex? As far as the uniforms go, at least 15 major schools I can name went with some variation on uniform this year. It is just a damn uniform, let it go. BTW…the same 30 and some others play that new fangled rap music at their games too. Guess that is the players fault also?

Delbert D.

December 10th, 2009
8:31 pm

The Nike uni’s look pretty good except for the garter belt stripes and the weird things on the shoulder pads. Sort of a Transformers kind of image overall.

Coffee Bluff DAWG

December 10th, 2009
8:43 pm

Rex,

Were the inmates were running the asylum at UGA when they beat # 7 GT or only when they lost to UF, UK, etc.

I'll punch you in the Face

December 10th, 2009
8:45 pm

Bulldog football player is main suspect who stabbed Tech student. Coach Mark Rich alledged to have suspended player for 2 practices.

BobDog

December 10th, 2009
9:00 pm

YOU KNOW ABOUT ALL OF THE RUMORS GOING AROUND ABOUT OL’ REX. BUT, I CAN’T GET INTO ANY SPECIFICS. MAYBE HE’S TRYING TO DIVER ATTENTION- OR DRAW ATTENTION.

Tree

December 10th, 2009
9:01 pm

CMR has a mild demeanor about his business, and he used questionable tatics to motivate his players. He is not a Nick Saban, who has run with an iron fist. But firing WM show that he cares about winning. If he continues to recruit well and bring a Kirby Smart for defense coordinator, he will succeed at Georgia.

Rival?

December 10th, 2009
9:02 pm

The dawgs need a DC that teaches discipline! These teams the last few years are terrible all the way around the football. I hope MR knows what he is doing. It could be another long year.

mgdawg

December 10th, 2009
9:06 pm

I agree with sanford drive, I think fans make a bigger deal about the uniforms then the players and coaches do. Yes, the first time with the blackout was a big deal, but against florida I just saw it as an alternate uniform. Players like new/different uniforms, not to necessarily pump them up to win, just because its cool. Oregon has a new uniform almost every game. I liked the black pants and the helmets, although I would’ve liked black facemasks.
As far as rex robinson, is he a player now? No, all this is is his opinion, purely speculation as far as I’m concerned.

Barkin'Dog

December 10th, 2009
9:07 pm

Delbert – No, I haven’t heard about AZ’s coach being fired. After all, they beat rival Az. St. and USC in the final 2 games to end 8-4, but I think they’ll get waxed by Nebraska in their bowl. This is, in fact, his best season there, but I was hoping they may not renew his contract, and UGA could get him as DC… just wishful thinking, I guess. Obviously, Stoops wouldn’t come here if he remains HC, unless maybe UGA doubled his salary. If that’s the case, The Dawgs should go to work on TCU’s Dick Bumpas, because Kirby Smart won’t come. Again, just an opinion. No facts… much like Rex’s statements. And how about Notre Dame signing Cincy’s coach?! That’s a fact… and it’ll be tough playing Florida without him (even with him).

Andrew

December 10th, 2009
9:21 pm

is it just me or do some of the other sec teams players just look flat out stronger than ours? can anyone confirm?

SE GA LADY

December 10th, 2009
9:28 pm

This is so stupid! I had to ask myself, “Who is this Rex guy?” Now I find out he is basically a nobody trying to come back, and you are helping him! You guys don’t care one bit about UGA. It’s all negative, and I just hope and pray the players and families are not reading this.

jack bull

December 10th, 2009
9:32 pm

um, that would be just you andrew… however, we do look young, very young. and i see a great 4 year run starting next fall…

and, there’s absolutely no problems with the kids at UGA… nothing at all…not ANYTHING any different from any other 18,19 or 20 year old living away from home for the first time…how soon we forget….

Delbert D.

December 10th, 2009
9:40 pm

Barkin’Dog – The Kelly/ND thing is done? I saw something scroll across the TV an hour ago, and looked like they were in talking mode. Wow.

I guess Mike Stoops made somewhat of a case this year. Man, how do you recruit for the desert? The Phoenix area is nice (or used to be, anyway), but Tuscon, I don’t know. Bad news coming in from across the border to Tuscon safe houses. Anyway, he’s got to be making $1million plus now. Nobody could justify more than that for a DC, I wouldn’t think.

People keep saying that Bumpas doesn’t call the shots. Jim Donnan, last week on his 680theFan segment. He must be sky high right now, with TCU’s recent successes.

Catch you later, I’m going to check out for the evening.

Andrew

December 10th, 2009
10:03 pm

hey jack bull f*** off

jsp

December 10th, 2009
10:14 pm

what would a kicker know? especially a kicker 30 years removed.

AltamahaDawg

December 10th, 2009
10:29 pm

What the hell is the issue with the Uni’s. There is absolutely nothing that dictates what they have to look like. It’s is up to the football program. Why is wearing something the players dig a bad thing? I don’t get that. (and its been pointed out that it wasn’t thier idea anyway) Uni’s have changed a number of times over the years, both perm and for specific games, so its not even a tradition issue. I understand they are even talking about making Black one of our school colors. Now, if they come out in Electric Chicken, we might have an issue.

We pulled your stinger out and stomped it flat

December 10th, 2009
10:40 pm

Well there is some good news in what Rex said. There is actually somone in control. If you don’t think that it is CMR, then think again. Who do we want up there, Dabo Swinney? I suspect that there is some truth to the allegations, but the operative being some. If I remember correctly, 1980 was a new uniform change, and it worked and thus the “Silver Britches” came back.

I don’t presume to know what CMR knows, and if he wants to accessorize with black helmets, who cares? I like the basics, but it was a little something different, and it may have been the change they needed. Should we quit wearing Red Tops and Silver Britches becuase we lost to Kentucky and LSU?

Rex, we loved you as a kicker, and a player at UGA. Good food for thought, but don’t run down the dogs any more than the Tech guys do!

AltamahaDawg

December 10th, 2009
10:48 pm

AS far as RR comment, he does have a point that the DC was only one of the several issue on this team. I assume he was trying to make that point and got all turned arund in the words?

Kind of like when he talked about how being loyal to assistant coaches was a bad think in light of not winning every time on the field. And how we don’t have the great defenses of Erk’s years. (conveniently overlooking the entire decade that Dooley hung in with his assistant despite losing 5 and 6 games quite regularly)

As far as the so-called program wide demise of the proper culture, I guess it finally caught up to Richt after, oh NINE years. Had us all fooled there for a while didn’t he.

How were things in disarray 3 years ago? One bad game in 2007? Actually it was more like a bad third of a game. geez, a little critical arent we? And anybody lumping 2008 in with the years before or the years after is just ignoring the facts to justify a point. 2009 , UGA was one phantom call, and a couple of TO away from simply being referred to as “young”.

WoDawg

December 10th, 2009
10:59 pm

I have attended every UGA football game but 2 at Sanford Stadium since 1975 and well over a majority of the away games. I am not a coach or a former player. I love the Georgia Bulldogs, football, basketball, GymDawgs, track, baseball, equestrians, thespians, and veternarians. I do not have inside information, but I can tell you one thing, when a team is down by almost 3 TD’s and returns to the field at 3rd quarter and starts dancing, they got problems. It may be organizational, it may be discipline, it may be St. Vitus but they got problems. Can Coach Richt fix it, let’s hope so. For a player to make a decent play and strut around beating his check is not an act Vince Dooley or Erk Russell would tolerate. That said, I’ll see you in North Lousiana. As I read on one of the blogs, “Better to be a Dawg in Shreveport than a bee in the ACC.”

robo

December 10th, 2009
11:02 pm

That lax attitude at FSU just got a swift kick in the butt and it was delivered by Jimbo Fisher.

WoDawg

December 10th, 2009
11:04 pm

Above entry at 10:59pm; I should have proofed it better. Line 12 should read, “. . . beating his chest.” Sorry.

RED DOG 77

December 11th, 2009
12:36 am

I am surprised that Rex Robinson seems to want to run his mouth as much as he does. The man kicked the ball for heavens sake and aparently knows very little about Xs and Os, much less coaching young men the game of football.If you go back in history I think you will find the most successful coaches, by far were not the loud mouth jerks that seem to get all the ink when they do well. Im old enough to remember coaches like Bud Wilkinson @ Oklahoma, never raised his voice always seem to win, Vince Dooley wasnt your run of the mill screamer either, he did pretty well. Bobby Dodd was the most mild mannered man you could meet and he was a winner………. GEORGIA has been going through a funk I agree, but worrying about color jerseys, and kicking players butts wont change a thing patience will, and instilling pride in and treating these college atheletes like men will help them more than anything. College football goes in cycles, just ask S Cal. ,LSU ,Fla. State, TENN. , Hell, Bama just now is coming out of a 10 yr. funk PRACTICE PATIENCE we will be ok GO DOGS !!!!!! GO YOU HAIRY DOGS!!!!!!!……..Oh thats right some of you want every thing you want right when you want it, sounds like children to me!

PHIL

December 11th, 2009
12:49 am

Barkin’ Dog. You’re obviously way too bright to be posting here. These “fans” are idiots.

Seeing Eye Dawg

December 11th, 2009
12:57 am

It seems clear to me that CMR will resign after the bowl game. He has picked the low hanging fruit and his job is about to get much tougher.

He knows that he does not have an experienced QB for next year, and it will be hard to sustain a running game in the SEC when everyone knows you cannot pass. The OL is good, but not that good.

The SEC is getting tougher by the day. CMR had some very good seasons in a pre Meyer, Miles, and Saban conference, but now even South Carolina and Kentucky are competing. He knows another 7-5 season will get him the boot anyway.

If he leaves after this season, this will be his only down year and in the future, he can always say, “Well, it would have been different if Moreno and Stafford had not gone to the NFL.” That would be true, but any coach or fan should know that they would both leave early.

Why would you fire CWM and his staff before the bowl if you do not have some one else in mind unless you are simply giving them an early start on the job hunting process? CMR has not really proven that he can hire and hold a good staff. The best assistant coaches he ever had on the team were the magnificent Davids. They just happened to be players too. If CMR was really serious about staying at UGA for the long term, he would already have both of them on staff, and be teaching them everything that they need to know. There is the problem though, just like UGA does not coach up the players, CMR does not coach up the coaches.

Finally, CMR has made enough money and now he can quit coaching and worrying about driver’s liscenses. He can easily make plenty of money in other endeavors. He is well connected with ex NFL players and all of Florida.

We all thought that CMR would be here for a longer time, but I don’t think he will be. CMR is a good guy. I wish him well.

dt4c

December 11th, 2009
12:58 am

Rex-and-you-both-are-POS-for-even-publishing-crap-like-this.

BT

December 11th, 2009
1:02 am

I’ve had it with players running around with hair covering up the name on the back of their jersey. Richt came in 2001, and put a stop to that then over the years allowed it to creep back in. Also, take a look at the cleats. The past 4 years specifically you have every guy on the field with a different pair of cleats. These 2 complaints sound nit-picky but they go right along with Rex’s belief that the inmates run the asylum. We have a lot of individuals and not enough team.

Ever wonder why it seems we have the program, it seems we have the players, it even seems like we have the right coach, but there is a funk in that locker room that no one is willing to kill off!

Seeing Eye Dawg

December 11th, 2009
1:08 am

Okay then dt4c, forget I said anything and I will just act surprised like everyone else.

WoDawg

December 11th, 2009
6:06 am

Thanks for the information, Seeing Eye. CMR doesn’t strike me as a man that quits challenges. As a person of deep convictions he has taken on as well as encountered some exacting challenges. While he earns a good salary and has great benefits, I don’t think he is independently wealthy or could easily command an income of the coaching level. I hope you are wrong and I hope he will put in place the adjustments UGA needs. I did enjoy your note.

Citizen

December 11th, 2009
6:59 am

Rex, your concerns are without merit. I have a family member on staff at UGA, and there is absolutely no truth in your allegations. I get an update everyday, and I have never heard anything mentioned like you said. Nothing even remotely close to what you said.

dentaldawg

December 11th, 2009
7:26 am

until Rex grows the balls to get specific, he just needs to just shut up.

redandblackblood

December 11th, 2009
7:51 am

Hogwash! Though to extent it may be true, This program in the late 90’s (donnan era) the players were running the asylum. Richt seemed to turn it around with his arrival and the last 2 years may have been a slide but I don’t think it needs a grenade to fix. New blood should help get the program back to where it belongs.

Bill Poitevint

December 11th, 2009
7:56 am

Come on Rex. You know as well as I do that you mother taught you that if you can’t say something good about somebody, keep your mouth shut. If you have problems with the Bulldog program, get an appointment with CMR and discuss your issues with him before you go shooting off at the mouth.

hatfieldgeoff

December 11th, 2009
8:10 am

Rex Robinson’s comments are what is wrong with blogs. Anybody can say anything so you can’t believe any of it. The only reason this is given any credence is due to Robinson being a former player and perhaps having more insight to the program than most (although that may not be the case). But without any “specifics” his comments aren’t any more credible than DunwoodyDawg. As a former player he ought to backup what he says up with specifics or just shutup.

another SEC drunk

December 11th, 2009
8:13 am

Uga does have a problem and it is lose of control. one quality win in the past two years . How wonderful was the upset of a great tech team. But thats it. 1 just 1 …..and our only quality win was out of conf. We are Ole MISS.

Hal

December 11th, 2009
8:51 am

I realize no one of any importance is going to read this and care but I have to say it anyway. If Rex Robinson along with countless other talking heads were any source of intelligence on issues like this they’d be coaching. He has now labeled himself a turn-coat in my mind. Its real easy to jump on a program and kick these guys while they’re down, real easy. It’s real easy to look from the outside in and diagnose everything. But he just like all the other pundits and idiots are master diagnostics, but they couldn’t fix a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Mark Richt is fine. He is THE BEST thing to happen to UGA in 20+ years. Did he let CWM have too long a leash? Yes he did, but he did it the same way he’s done everything else he’s done great in Athens. He gave him a chance, he tried to let a coach, coach his way out of a mess and it didn’t work. Two, three years ago idiots like Rex were bragging about Mark’s loyalties to his players and coaches, now Mark’s lost control? Geez… Did he give into the players? Maybe, but my god how exciting was it when I stood for the player entrance at the first black out? Haven’t seen or heard Sanford that intense before or since. Look, in the last 2 years we have lost some big games to some giants, Bama, Florida, LSU and yes we were once one of those giants. We got stuck in ‘08 with 18 season ending injuries. We got stuck this year when 95% of our offense decided to get paid to play and our defense was soft again. Got some new blood back in the D, and get back to the nastiness that BVG brought along with Mark and Mike scoring 33 points a game look for UGA to win the SEC again within the next 2 season depending on how quickly Murray comes along and if he becomes the real deal, if he is… BCS!

But for God’s sake, stop acting as if 1 or 2 sub-par seasons with the injuries and NFL players leaving indicate a institutional loss of direction. Idiot…

Hal

December 11th, 2009
8:52 am

hatfieldgeoff, he may have had more insight, but you can bet he won’t have anymore than you and I from here on in. And he deserves to be outcast.

DogGoneGaDawg

December 11th, 2009
8:57 am

I wonder who it is on the inside who is feeding Robinson all this crap. To be sure there are a few remaining old guard individuals who don’t care for a lot of the things that are going on such as Damon Evans as AD. Where was Rex about 24 months ago when UGA was kicking everyone in sight. The bottom line is that we did not have a “trigger man” at QB this year. There is a reason why Cox never pressed Stafford for the job. To his credit Joe was not a cry baby making excuses for poor performances. He is a competitor. What he is not is a top caliber SEC QB. And that is what you need to compete at the top in the conference. But not to worry. You will see that “trigger man” next year. Count on it.

DogGoneGaDawg

December 11th, 2009
9:05 am

another SEC drunk: Only one quality win in the past two years? 2007: UF (top ten) AU (top five) LSU (top ten) Hawaii (top ten). And that does not count the win this year over GT (top ten). You might need to sober up there pal.

JRL

December 11th, 2009
9:09 am

Rex is a fool…………one that seeks blog hits. He apparently has an axe to grind because he is not consulted by the administration.

liz boy

December 11th, 2009
9:12 am

I must be honest. In the beginning Richt was a good thing for Georgia. But things have changed. Maybe its that Black guy that is over him that is the problem. That guy that Dooley put in there—maybe they need to get rid of him. And then give Richt a few years —-then If he doesnt beat Florida both years—and Tech—-get rid of him. Lets get down to it ok. Business is Business.

Couldn't Care Less About Rex Robinson

December 11th, 2009
9:28 am

Who is Rex Robinson? ….and why is he even published on the AJC?

UGA Student

December 11th, 2009
9:39 am

Rex Robinson is a goof. He was a kicker in college, I dont know where he thinks that he has the right to be so outspoken about the program. He’d be the first to revel in the glory of a SEC championship and he’s definitely the first person to throw us under the bus.

Hal

December 11th, 2009
9:42 am

Liz Boy, don’t be foolish and racist. Damon Evans is a damn good AD. He and Richt are actually pretty good friends by all accounts. All boss’s and employees have occasional differences of opinions, theirs just happens to be printed in the AJC as opposed to your and mine.

Marc is fine, the program is fine. We are missing two things over the last couple years that we’ll get back in spades.

1) a bonafied QB, Marks offense demands that guy be the man, a steady procession of David Greene, DJ, and Matt gave way this year to a good kid, but not a stud QB. You can’t prep for that. No high school recruit is going to come in behind Matt Stafford who was pegged as a #1 by Kiper while still in high school.

2) A mean, wicked and nasty defense with a bad attitude. BVG’s defense used to set the tone of the game. CWM’s D played not to loose it. They didn’t want you to score too many points, Thomas Davis and David Pollack didn’t want you to score ANY points.

We get the right DC, and get Murray up to speed, we’ll be right back where we were. Top tier of the top conference in the land and that’s all you can ask for.

You guys asking for Mark’s head are obviously fair weather fans who’ve come along since our recent string of success. You don’t remember what it was like before he came. Trust the man for God’s sake.

Hal

December 11th, 2009
9:45 am

Rex, you might recall Mike Vanderjagt, the outspoken kicker who forgot the place of a kicker in the realm of real men playing football. He spoke out too much and lets take a look at where his career went…. isn’t he the manager at Kroger now somewhere?

rob

December 11th, 2009
9:46 am

While I appreciate what Rex has done for the dawgs, I think he’s a littlle out of line – if you will. I doubt he really has that much insite to the day to day details that go on iside the program. So, Rex please keep quite as coach Richt tries to correct what problems there may be and get the team back to where it should be. Every team has these issues, remember we are dealing with kids not from the 70’s and 80’s, but with kids from the 21st century. A different world in many ways.

Super Dog

December 11th, 2009
9:48 am

Rex Is dead on

Its obvious when players commit blatent personal fouls and it continues on through the year

Jerseys and helmets need to be changed to motivate players

If your not motivated to play then leave

Underperformers such as the QB, dropped balls from recievers last yr and the yr before with them continuing to play and arm tackling

Dancing during the game when your behind and up by only a few points

The players are running the show and hopefully Richt has found out this yr the fans are the ones who arent going to allow it to continue

If Saben and Meyer can come in and turn a program around it can be done at Ga.

Ga is 4th in the nation when it comes to recruiting states with GT being the only other big school in state and really who wants to go to GT

FL is #1 but contends with Miami, and FSU

Start beating Fl and start winning the big games or leave its that simple

MACDAWG

December 11th, 2009
10:03 am

dawgs gets beat by fla with or without the black jersey the team was young and just not that good look at other teams in the country uniform change is the new thing football period nfl and college so stop with the uniform cop out and for Rex when you put UGA down you put your self down!!

Jimmy

December 11th, 2009
10:11 am

AltamahaDawg

December 10th, 2009
10:29 pm

I get tired of everyone talking about changing uni’s too.
This all started when the “black out” was perceived to be a motivational tool.
Richt said he was just honoring the seniors, but everyone thinks they knew Richt’s intent better than he did.
Now every time we change uni’s some myopically visioned person will criticize Richt’s attempt to motivate.
PEOPLE…the uni change is just a fun idea. Oregon has an infinite number of uni combinations.
Now Auburn, Miss. State, UF, UT, and others have changed uni’s for a game.
GOT IT??? Teams are getting more creative with uni’s.

Now admit it…Richt, in his genious, STARTED A TREND.
The uni change is for FUN. Not a weak attempt at motivation.
GOT IT PEOPLE?

Jimmy

December 11th, 2009
10:18 am

On the team dancing during a game:

This is not a lack of respect or discipline.
It is a form of motivation or “getting up” for the game.
It has been done in many ways over the years…hand drills, chants etc.
It is not a sign that these guys aren’t focused.
Just the opposite. The dancing is supposed to focus them.

If you take dancing as a lack of discipline…
Or if you take dancing as a sign of disrespect…
Or if you take dancing as “just having fun”…
Then you are behind the times.
You have been left behind in your old man ways.

The dancing is not an indicator of anything being wrong with the program.

Y DO MUTTS BARK? CAUSE YELLOW JACKETS STING

December 11th, 2009
10:20 am

KEEP IT UP MUTTS GREAT JOB! LET THE PREACHER COACH DO WHAT HE’S BEEN DOING,LETTING THE MUTT PLAYERS GET LOCKED UP!
P.S.GOT CRYSTAL BALL TROPHY IN MUTTS TROPHYCASE? HELL NAWL! BUT TECH HAS ONE 1990!

WHAT DOES TENN LSU TEXAS ALA FLORIDA FSU MIAMI AND GEORGIA TECH HAVE THAT THE MUTTS DONT? THAT CRYSTAL BALL TROPHY! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! WHERE YOU AT SAINT SIMONS? I GOT YOUR BACK!

lololol

December 11th, 2009
10:40 am

Except Glenn Beck gives us the details…. and tells the TRUTH. lololololololol

Super Dog

December 11th, 2009
10:43 am

Y DO MUTTS BARK? CAUSE YELLOW JACKETS STING

Go to the Butts Mehre building and you will see our crystal ball trophy dork

Oh yea from an undefeated season not a UPI recognition that you got from a Citrus Bowl victory

What was that oh yea you have how many years to even the series 21

30-24 by a fired Willie Martinez coached defense

BLAH ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Y DO MUTTS BARK? CAUSE YELLOW JACKETS STING

December 11th, 2009
11:17 am

SUPER DUMB DAWG TECH HAS 3 NATIONAL TITLES WHILE PLAYING IN THE SEC 1917-1948-1952! WE HAVE MORE WHILE PLAYING IN THE SEC MUTTS,THAN YOU DO 2 1942-1980!

Oledawg

December 11th, 2009
11:32 am

Taking something we have wondered about (aloud on blogs) and speculating toward the negative about our team is not “news” nor is it about our team. It is about Robinson. Using our ignorance and curiosity against us is not new and is done by Fox “News” every day such that it impacts our perception of our country negatively. Robinson appears to have applied the tactic to his own alma mater. This is shameful, not news. Rex, take a good look at what you are doing to your U and realize that negative speculation calls to task your judgement and foresight such that alums will reward you with oblivion.

Hal

December 11th, 2009
11:53 am

Rex did exactly what he wanted to do. He got his name in print. Why not speculate towards the positive? Because just like the motto of Fox News, that doesn’t scare the hell out of anybody.

You know, Fox News is a place where millions of American’s place their beliefs in to be fair and balanced… but it is run by an Englishman? And the appropriate tie in there is (kudos for the mention Oledawg), englishmen along with Rex now, are perceived to historically be turn-coats. Certainly not Red-Coats!

WoDawg

December 11th, 2009
12:05 pm

The missed plays, the lost fumbles, the personal fouls, the dropped receptions, the poor-timed dancing, the missed take aways, the false starts, etc. are not emblematic of focus. The players we have could play at any elite team in the country. What we have here is a failure to communicate by the commincators. The UGA program shouldn’t have to deteriorate to the Donnan years requiting drastic corrections. My Auburn neighbor tells me that Richt better be glad he’s at UGA otherwise he would be fired. Well, I’m glad Coach Richt is at Georgia. He’s making the adjustments and the program will improve. I hope all the bloggers will be on to North Lousiana to take on the Aggies. As one blogger said, “Better to be a Dawg in Shreveport than a Bee in the ACC!”

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GADAWG47

December 11th, 2009
3:14 pm

He is right. The player have no respect for Richt or his staff. The penalties speak for themselves. Richt needs to hire a DC that will whip the whole damn team in shape, and re-gain respect.

Seeing Eye Dawg

December 11th, 2009
5:02 pm

GADAWG47
DCs come and go. If Richt is the man, he needs to be the man. Respect and discipline come from the top, you cannot hire it.

Dooley and Irk made a good team because Irk could get a player’s attention better than anyone, but even Dooley’s career had to get a boost from HW.

Dawg Bone

December 11th, 2009
5:44 pm

Richt learned from the master of no discipline—bobby bowden and brought the same act to georgia. Let the players run wild, use that in recruiting and if they get in trouble, don’t suspend them for any big games under the excuse that “it hurts the team.” Great job!!!

What tha Hell

December 11th, 2009
6:17 pm

I can’t understand why a former bulldog player would want to start some negative talk about his University. (unless its true and he’s concerned) UGA has had problems this season. Not being a coach or player I can’t in no way put my finger on it. If the dogs have another so so year next season its gonna be hard to keep CMR, and they could go through some lean years. Example, Alabama, Tenn, Auburn LSU and many more in other confs. I sure hope it doesn’t happen.

WoDawg

December 11th, 2009
9:14 pm

What tha Hell, I hope you are right in your suggestion that RR is concerned about UGA football. I’m sure you’re right that CMR will have a lot of pressure if he doesn’t make successful adjustments. Frankly, I don’t have any first hand knowledge of internal team issues – e.g. “who’s running the asylum.” I know that the DAWGS game behavior and functioning doesn’t compare with the teams coached by Myer, Saban, or Dooley for that matter. What other measureable index does a spectator have to stand them against? On to No. LA. “Better to be a DAWG in Shreveport than a Bee in the ACC!”

DawgVoiceofReason

December 11th, 2009
9:44 pm

RD,

Your ignorance coupled with your obvious high regard for yourself is appalling. You said several things that were completely wrong (below). 1) Urban Meyer DID in fact have his team wear different uniforms THIS year at least twice that I saw. Did you not see the SEC championship game? If you didn’t, what are you doing on a blog commenting on Meyer and Saban? 2) Georgia has not been a “mid level team” since Mark Richt got here, until this year. 3) “hire 2 or 3 good defensive coordinators” Is that really the way you think it works, that a team has multiple defensive coordinators?

RD

December 10th, 2009
10:22 am

“Do you think Nick Saban or Urban Meyer would tolerate this or use a change of uniforms to motivate?”

“…until UGA realizes this, they will continue to be a mid level team even if they hire 2 or 3 good defensive coordinators. Bank on it.”

Don in DC

December 11th, 2009
10:12 pm

To Bill King:
Thank you for your response to my comment. I was unduly harsh and should never have personalized my criticism. I intended my comment to express the point that when AJC prominently features Robinson’s remarks, it lends credibility to his unsupported views. This may influence public opinion again some very decent people. And for what? Football? When Robinson’s only evidence is the color of the football helmets? Regardless, you’re the guy with the guts to put his name on the blog; the rest of us dimwits hide behind screen names. Pity the guy who, at 3:26 yesterday, wouldn’t even use his own screen name to hurl an insult at you, but instead used mine. – Don.

DawgVoiceofReason

December 11th, 2009
10:48 pm

Why is Bobo not fired,

You make some good points but then you brought up this one,

“Tell me a game in 2009 where Bobo’s offense won it on the last possession?”

Answer: Arizona State, game winning field goal.

DawgVoiceofReason

December 11th, 2009
11:00 pm

Rex Robinson went way over the line with this particular blog and deserves to get blasted. He used rumor, innuendo, cheap shots and a really bad sense of timing.

He was one of UGA’s all time great kickers but he is NOT a head coach. He can provide insights on kicking, obviously, and on what it was like to play for one of the great coaches, but he needs to limit his analysis to what he has expertise in and then make it really clear in other cases that he has no better insight than the average college football fan. I think he is starting to realize that based on his posting from today.

js

December 12th, 2009
7:04 am

I remember 3 years ago Willie and Fabris getting into a verbal fight during a game.

Remember the response by CMR about some players having a clean slate after the firing of WM?

Also noticed the ’surprised’ look Bryan Evans had with the gatorade bath when CMR scolded him.

All that should tell you something. From a fans perspective the changes taking place are very positive for this team. I hope Richt has a renewed commitment to bringing down the hammer. Sorta what he was brought in here for, considering the same problems were evident in the twilight days of Donnan

BIG BEE

December 12th, 2009
5:39 pm

Who ever UGA’s new DC is will have to be on his toes. 1-2 bad games or even bad plays and he will be eaten alive by the DAWGs. There wasn’t so much talk until GT beat the Dawgs, then the Dawg nation wanted everone fired. Life has more involvement thna football. Get one, not a football but a life.

WoDawg

December 12th, 2009
8:22 pm

Wrong, Big Bee. The Alabama Game on 9/27/08 in Sanford Stadium began the concern. The woodshed trip at the hands of the Gators (11/01) and the slim win over Auburn (11/15) drove home the point to the fans we had issues. When the Bees won after losing 8 years staight to the DAWGS, the level of the difficulties were apparent to the world. But this year things have turned around, we beat Tech, the ACC champion, and cleaned coaching house. Now on to North Louisiana. “It’s better to be a Dawg in Shreveport than a Bee in the ACC.”

LawDawg

December 21st, 2009
9:04 am

Who cares what jersey or helmet we wear. Just win the games. There are a lot of schools who mix up their uniforms. Should not be a big deal.

Nick

December 21st, 2009
12:37 pm

We’ve got a great coach and he will do the right things for the Georgia program. All expert back seat drivers needs to keep a cap on it. If all experts (in their minds) that are reading tea leaves were coaches they would not be sitting at home in front of a computer griping. There lots of colleges out there that would like to have Mark Richt and why not he has proved himself. Everyone can improve and he is making changes

barneyb

March 9th, 2010
2:13 pm

Rex is stating the obvious. Sure; it would be nice to know what details he is privy to that we may not be. But Rex is right- this is a team out of control No discipline, no fear of sanctions, general thug mentality. Richt refuses to discipline. That;s evident from the Soulja Boy dancing on the sidelines, dreadlocks, penalties, arrests, you name it. The Dawgs are losers and until there is a coaching change or major change in the present head coach’s philosophy, we will only see more of the same. Sad to admit that, but it’s the hard truth, and I am a UGA alumnus.