A season’s high points, low points

bulldogMark Richt is still searching for a new defensive coordinator, the players have exams and I’m on vacation this week, but that’s no reason for the discussion of all things Georgia football to stop here.

I’ll get you started by asking what you think the high points and low points were in this disappointing season. I’m guessing the win at Tech tops many people’s lists of high points, but there are others: the emergence of a running game late in the season for one.

Low points? So many to choose from, but I’m stuck on picking which was worse: the domination by the Vols in Knoxville or the Dogs’ second-half collapse against Kentucky.

Anyway, comment away, but keep it clean and civil, please. And the Blawg will return next week.

Go Dogs!

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that game meant everything to tech

December 14th, 2009
9:40 am

man..its well above 30 in north georgia today..and even more above 24! 30 to 24 to all the fireflies visiting a true football blawg……348 days till next year tho..lmfao…tell ole “what has Georgia done since 1980″, you know the former Army seargant! Paul’s little flagboy Johnson hello!….see you tomorrow , buggoes

low point for sure

December 14th, 2009
9:43 am

not seeing flagboy at the varsity after the game at Grant stadium,,rumor has it he was counseling Paul’s little Johnson on how to put a spin on the game…sorry i mean how to put a spin on his Baton! lmfao…348 days till the annual maggot stomping..next year in Athens!!

wrong!!

December 14th, 2009
9:45 am

its Bobby’s Rods field, tween the slums , where crime is rampant these days! heck just the other day 50 tech flagboys reported their batons missing from their frathouses..lmfao..30-24 ……….till tomorrow fireflies…tell paul’s little johnson to keep his fat jawls shut!

Kim

December 14th, 2009
9:46 am

Amy, are you high???

Also, “without the bye week before Florida” — what did that get you THIS year? You need to quit obsessing on when your bye week is, what uniforms the guys are gonna wear, WTH is FL up to, etc.

statistically speaking

December 14th, 2009
9:48 am

high point ..beating South Carolina for the Acc championship….Low point ..the Orange bowl taking the winner of the consolation game

Spike

December 14th, 2009
9:49 am

High point.. UGA-30 ACC Champs 24. Low point[s].. The UT debacle, getting waxed by UF, the LSU loss, the UK second half, the stupid penalties and poor defense.

Tom

December 14th, 2009
9:49 am

High was beating Tech. Low was losing to Kentucky or possibly A&M.

yes she is

December 14th, 2009
9:53 am

your right Amy, and the A she she has zero teams worth a flip! well Virginny losing to Mary and William was quite impressive…Maryland losing to Middle Tennessee was equally impressive……course Paul’s little Johnson had a way of spinning that into the Athletically Challenged Conference being a big deal..lmfao AMY pooh

that game meant everything to UGA

December 14th, 2009
9:54 am

thank god we won. if we hadn’t, we wouldn’t have a single thing to celebrate.

folks there are maggots on this blawg

December 14th, 2009
9:55 am

can you sense em…i can sniff out a bug and a firefly anywhere even with my mechanical mascot nose…30 to 24..348 more days buggoes!!!

red bled

December 14th, 2009
9:55 am

can someone explain to me why I should be happy that we’re settling for state champs?? I mean, isn’t that for high schools? Why can’t we just win a division championship like a real team?

who won?

December 14th, 2009
9:57 am

did we really win another game over the flagboys from Grant stadium , were you there, in between the slums for the otis, army general.Paul’s little johnson spanking and the diaper filled excuses he and his flagboy nation had after the game…love to hear maggots whine..lmfao

Tom

December 14th, 2009
9:57 am

Nevermind, our season was ruined before the Kentucky game. If we had beaten Kentucky we’d be in Nashville! Conservatism on offense is killing us! Joe Cox cannot throw the ball! Its like watching a high schooler! Do not alternate RBs. Ealey is the better back, play King if Ealey fumbles.

Low point was the ugly uniforms against Florida. Just when the Gators couldn’t laugh at us more!

Tangerine bowl

December 14th, 2009
9:59 am

this year’s tangerine bowl is tainted with a second place big ten team and a consolation game winner for an opponent..tv ratings will be posted after the game…footnote….hawkeye fans have requested accomodations well away from the flagboy nation…for obvious reasons..lmfao

not developing Murray for next year at qb

December 14th, 2009
10:01 am

now we get to start over at that position again! that was a low point

Realistic Dawg

December 14th, 2009
10:01 am

UGA will always be a SECOND RATE program. We are the Clemson of the SEC.

independently bad bowl

December 14th, 2009
10:02 am

I can’t wait for Shreveport!!! A&M will be such a good game, I know we’re the under”dawgs” but we can pull this one off!!! I try not to think of it as a consolation prize for having nothing else to brag about other than beating a single superior team this season…

collegeballfan

December 14th, 2009
10:04 am

The high point has to be getting in a bowl and getting the 15 extra practice sessions. Young team at UGA and they need all the work they can get on a running game for next year and a shutdown defense. Winning or losing the bowl game should not be the point.

Look, by UGA standards, the season sucked. Put it behind you and move on.

Fleischamn in Chi Towns Bed

December 14th, 2009
10:05 am

Please don’t say anything bad about the Bulldawgs or the Ewok will ban your IP address

7-5

Bert

December 14th, 2009
10:05 am

HP: All the returning offensive talent- not being lead by Joe Cox
LP: 26.4 ppg & 839 yards in penalties

30-24

December 14th, 2009
10:06 am

the only thing any of us can brag about

7-5

December 14th, 2009
10:07 am

the only thing any of us can think about

11-2

December 14th, 2009
10:07 am

the only thing we are all jealous of

SEC Refs Anti-Georgia Pro Florida Calls

December 14th, 2009
10:10 am

It was wierd this year the way the SEC refs seemed to be trying to set up a Florida/Bama SEC Championship. The missed call against AJ was one of the worst of the year. Other phantom calls led to suspensions of the SEC crew. In the end, the SEC commissioner got what he wanted—the Florida-Bama matchup, only to have Florida crushed by Bama on national TV, hardly a game to remember or an instant classic.

Georgia has to dominant next year and win every game by 40 points so the refs throwing 10 penalty flags a game against Georgia, and biased ESPN reporters like Herbstreet can’t vote LSU through to the Natl Chasmpionship, even when Geprgia has clearly earned the right to go to the Natl Championship.

Jimmy Johnson learned that with Miami, and he started winning games by 40 points to make sure no one else could effect the outcome, Georgia has got to do the same thing.

Kendawg

December 14th, 2009
10:11 am

We weren’t so second rate in 2002, 2005, or 2007. The low point of the season for me was when Richt brought back Willie as defensive coordinator, knowing that Willie is no defensive coordinator. Beating Tech should never be considered as a high point. We should beat them 8 out of every nine tries. Oh, we have.

at least Shreveport has casinos

December 14th, 2009
10:13 am

The funniest thing about the win over GT?

It ultimately didn’t change the bowl destination for either team.

Lowpoint TO's

December 14th, 2009
10:13 am

The lowpoint was the Turnover disaster. We led the nation in BOTH giveaways and takeaways. Without the turnover problem, we go undefeated. Nbody beats Georgia except Georgia. That will be fixed in 2010. Kirby Smart will force 2 takeaways per game and Bobo will run the ball in 2010.

Ealey was the Highpoint

December 14th, 2009
10:18 am

Great to see how Georgia started winning when we started giving the ball to Ealey. The Auburn and Ga Tech games were both games where Ealey got a lot of touches. Those also happened to be the 2 highlights of the 2009 season. Ealey’s a force—Ga Tech was his coming out party. The more Ealey gets the ball, the more 2010 highlights Georgia will have. Just like 2009, the less Ealey gets the ball, the less highlights and more low points Georgia will have.

wrong, tom!

December 14th, 2009
10:19 am

if we’d have beaten kentucky we’d be in tampa on
new years day. no question.

11-2

December 14th, 2009
10:21 am

“It was wierd this year the way the SEC refs seemed to be trying to set up a Florida/Bama SEC Championship”

yeah, weird. as if they actually wanted a matchup between two good SEC teams and not one good team and one joke

RedandBlack

December 14th, 2009
10:23 am

The best thing that happened for the Georgia Bulldogs was the Kentucky game. I do not think that Coach Richt would have made the changes if that outcome did not occur. Coach Richt should have made those changes last year, and because he did not, we all are paying for it now. I really hope that Coach Richt gets a better grip on his team from now on.

The loose play, penalties, arests, black helmets, etc are unacceptable. The team needs to play as one for all, and not all for one. That is instilled by coaching. So let us all hope that the Georgia Bulldogs will finally have an excellent performance by the coaching staff for next year and on. Go Dogs!!

7-5 ain't bad!!!

December 14th, 2009
10:25 am

all yous buggers get offa my blawg!!!! I know my team had a crap season that showed what we’re really made of!!! stop rubbing it in or I’ll ban your IP addresss!!!!

THWG!!!!! oops sorry I meant to hell with Paul Johnson (so Richt can shine)!!!

DawgGoneIt

December 14th, 2009
10:25 am

Low Point….started back in December 2008 when we all learned that Willie Martinez was returning. This just made the early losses all the more difficult to swallow.

High Point….learning the Defensive Coaching staff will undergo a major facelift heading into 2010!!! Too bad we also didn’t cut the chord with Garner. But maybe they can assign him the duty of watching the graduate assistants (and only that) to go along with his real job which is recruiting.

Coach

December 14th, 2009
10:26 am

HIgh: Finally seeing a hit like Rambo put on Auburn or they win. Hate he was hurt. What is his current status?
Low: penalties, lack of discipline and Kentucky loss. A Kt win and we are in a better bowl making more money!!! 2010 does look great

where'd they go?

December 14th, 2009
10:27 am

alldawgs, st simons, all you other bugs!! has our 7-5 season scared you off??

Shreveport here we come!! Miami is overrated anyway

Richt

December 14th, 2009
10:31 am

I’m really gonna put the hurt on our players this year until they learn some discipline!!

well, that is if they’ll stop goofing off in the locker and gym. come on guys, i’ve asked nicely…

We pulled your stinger out and stomped it flat

December 14th, 2009
10:36 am

HIgh Point, was when AJ scored the go ahead TD against LSU

THe low point was Cox’s performance in the 4th quarter against KY.

That was the best and the worst of this season.

OH YEAH, I think Caleb king just scored again.

GT IS STILL A 4TH RATE HIGH SCHOOL TEAM

December 14th, 2009
10:38 am

HI – BEATING THE YELLOW TICKS

LO- BEATING THE YELLOW TICKS

HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHHA FOREVER AND EVER

Brock

December 14th, 2009
10:38 am

tech a high point?

December 14th, 2009
9:37 am
never is winning the game over a bunch of f(l)agboys a high point

Bill, why do you, Jeff, Mark, Doug, Tony, Chip and all the other writers at AJC continue to let these homophobic, idiotic comments to be posted? There is no need for this. Just typical rednecks that can’t come up with anything better to say than using a gay slur. It needs to stop. Regulate your blogs!!

Summit Dawg..

December 14th, 2009
10:38 am

The highpoints, of course, were Auburn and Ga. Tech……..Now if Bobo can stay awake and realize the offense has to be built around Ealey and King…..then whoever is the QB can throw!!!!

Scott

December 14th, 2009
10:40 am

High Point. Was Beating Auburn, Beating Tech should be second nature to any DAWG. Cant win them all but 8 out of 9 I’ll take that.

Low Point was the COLLAPASE of the entire team against Ky. I couldnt belive what i was seeing on the television.

Not going to say wait till next year or 2010 will be different, unless CMR gets AHOLD of the team and instills some discpline (note all the little yellow flags at Georgia Games)this is the best were ever going to have.

High Point--Bama killing Florida

December 14th, 2009
10:42 am

Bama killing Florida was encouraging because it showed what happens to Florida when you run the ball dow their throat, and make Tebow beat you passing the ball. Man, is Tebow horrible or what? What a joke for a QB.

Low Point 2009, Highpoint 2010

December 14th, 2009
10:44 am

Low point was finishing 8-5 in 2009. Highpoint is knowing Richt always follows a bad seasons with a great 11 or 13 win season.

Here’s to either 11-2 or 13-1 in 2010.

High Point

December 14th, 2009
10:46 am

Any game where Bobo didn’t turn the ball over 3 or 4 times. We won them all.

i'm a racist

December 14th, 2009
10:47 am

and a homophobe, which makes me glad we beat those gay boys from Tech!! Anyone with enough smarts to go to an engineering school does not like the opposite sex, clearly. thank gawd i’m dumb and straight enough to support the bulldawg nation!! (even tho i couldn’t get into the skool)

Shreveport 2009, Natl Champs 2010

December 14th, 2009
10:50 am

Oklahoma in 1999 went to Shreveport, Natl Champs in 2010

Bama hit Shreveport in 2007, Natl Champs in 2009.

Georgia hits Shreveport in 2009, Natl Champs in 2010, or 2011

Bobo Highpoints

December 14th, 2009
10:51 am

Any game where we outrushed the other team. We won them all.

Bawney Fwank

December 14th, 2009
10:54 am

High point – Watching Joe Cox cry going off the field after his first 2 losses and watching Hines Ward cry after the Steelers last 2 losses.

Willie Highlights

December 14th, 2009
10:55 am

The shutout against Tenn Tech, the 2 strong games against #1 ranked Offesnses Auburn and Ga Tech. Going all of 2009 without giving up 1 100 yard rusher.

alldawgsgotohell

December 14th, 2009
10:55 am

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