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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Froggy Dawgy

December 14th, 2009
4:58 pm

Bull Gaytor

December 14th, 2009
3:15 pm
I’d like to thank Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide for not running up the score on our sorry, overrated a$$@$ in the conference championship game.

October 31, 2009 – Florida 41 Georgia 17

typical year is all

December 14th, 2009
5:03 pm

we beat tech..ho hum ..see ya next year!

johnson's army brigade

December 14th, 2009
5:05 pm

led by his alligator mouth Paul’s little Johnson..appropriately led a flagboy nation that is used to making excuses as to why they lost to Georgia, Coach…you are very experienced at that in only your second year!

DirtyDawg

December 14th, 2009
5:08 pm

High point, definitely, the Tech game. Of course it hasn’t shut those bugs up, but we know that they know, they got whupped.

Low point – Tennessee. I still can’t believe that we let Cromwell, or whatever his name is, ‘bootleg’ our butts all day long. Even CMR said while headed to the locker-room at the half, and almost facetiously, ‘Duh? It’s stopping the roll-out, stupid’. Guess what, we didn’t and, I believe, that became the major straw that Richt never could get over when it came to Willie’s continued employment. It’s as if he, CMR, saw this as fundamental to playing defensive football, and our defense couldn’t adjust – not during the first half…not in the second…and not at all. Yes, this was my low point. Losing to Lame Lane.

shane#1

December 14th, 2009
5:28 pm

The highpoint for me was the Auburn win. I didn’t see that one coming. The low point was the UT loss. I didn’t see that one coming either. Willie did the same thing I would have done by trying to make Crompton win the game for the Vols. Guess what, he did! IMO, The biggest problem amoung the many problens the Dawgs have, is special teams. Willie may not have made timely adjustments and he wasn’t very innovative, but he got precious little help from the special teams. I can imagine him hoping the directional kick would go out of bounds so at least the opposing O would be on their side of the fifty.

Jason

December 14th, 2009
6:11 pm

They need to fire Mark Richt. He has a decidedly dense look to his face if you have noticed. Like he is striving to look vaguely bored and amused, but it just comes across as unbridled stupidity. I propose replacing him with a woman. Let UGA make history for once. Why shouldn’t a heifer be the football coach?

David Granger

December 14th, 2009
6:27 pm

The High Points:
1. Wins over Auburn and Tech.
2. Win over Arkansas…behind a GREAT game by Joe Cox…after we looked so bad against OSU.
3. The kicking game (except the kickoff coverage).
4. The development of young running backs.
5. A.J. Green and Rennie Curran
6. Playing a STRONG OOC schedule, instead of “thump-a-chump” easy wins.

The Low Points:
1. Kentucky game.
2. The defense. (Defense? WHAT defense?)
3. Continuing to make the same mistakes…game-in and game-out…that we’ve been making over the last several years.
4. Coach Richt’s continuing infatuation with gimmick crap…especially involving uniform “variety”.
5. The lack of discipline…on the field and off.

What's up with Urban Meyer?

December 14th, 2009
6:55 pm

Anyone know what’s happened to Urban Meyer? All the coaches are leaving him, despite his pay increase offers. 23 players leaving. Very sad. Why is everybody running form Urban the Turban like he has the plague or something?

Tebow is Overrated!

December 14th, 2009
6:57 pm

Ca you believe Tebow finished in the top 10 for the Heisman? Who’s been paid off? Something’s goin on? Tebow stinks. Like #61 in rushing, #48 in passing. What a joke.

Murray is Overrated!

December 14th, 2009
7:41 pm

High points: Seeing the Dawgs scapegoat Willie Martinez in true UGA fashion, it is always someone elses fault for a loss. It is either the refs, the coaches, or the uniforms. Next high point was reading the blogs prior to the Florida game and all the optimism yet during the Tech week most were jumping the Dawg ship. Lastly seeing next years QB choices not play one minute or the other catch punts and throw passes to Florida linebackers.

Low point: Seeing Mike Gillislee cramp up on that long run in the 4th quarter in Jacksonville.

a

December 14th, 2009
8:37 pm

i dare say the high point was the first drive of the season, marching down on OK ST and scoring. pretty steadily downhill from there.

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December 14th, 2009
8:49 pm

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December 14th, 2009
8:53 pm

Dawgs suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mister T

December 14th, 2009
8:55 pm

NOW STAY OFF THE TECH BLOGS YOU LEG HUMPERS. 7-5 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
YOU SUCK!
KIND OF TIRED OF SEEING YOUR SONS OF ^%$^# ON OUR BLOGS!

Gooberdawg

December 14th, 2009
10:39 pm

Hi poynt…getting my deegree frum Georgiea
Low poynt…findin out Mcdonulds aint hirin

1981-2009

December 14th, 2009
10:54 pm

1981-2009 Dawgs haven’t done anything worth while…………..that’s a long time.

High and low

December 14th, 2009
11:15 pm

High point: We didn’t have to play Bama thank God
Low poin: We did have to play Florida

Other lows : UT loss, Kentucky loss, OK state loss, LSU loss, so many to mention, so little time

Shreveport 2009, Natl Champs 2010

December 14th, 2009
11:16 pm

Ok Shreveport 1999, Natl Champs 2000
Bama Shreveport 2007, Natl Champs 2009

Georgia Shreveport 2009, Natl Champs 2010 or 2011

High and low

December 14th, 2009
11:17 pm

Other low point. Yet more uniform gimmicks with the black pants and helmets vs. Florida. After the beating by the Bammers on Blackout night you woulda thought we would dispense with the uniform gimmicks for at least 5 years to let the memory of Blackout night from last season fade away a bit.

High and low

December 14th, 2009
11:51 pm

That’s quite a leap in logic. Someone thinks that because Bama played in Shreveport in 07 and will probably be the national champs this year that this logically means we will win the national title in 2011 because we played in Shreveport in 2009. Where do people come up with this kinda thinking? Mars?

StL Dawg

December 15th, 2009
1:04 am

High Point – Realizing Joe Cox can only play QB for one more game. Hey, he never lost a game in high school.

Low Point – Watching Cox choke in the big games and CMR not having the guts to play one of the freshmen. Going to be a long year again next year with no one experienced at QB. Thank God there is no 5th year Senior for him to proclaim as a great leader and manager of the game.

Big D Dawg

December 15th, 2009
1:20 am

Amy, thanks for the good time last nite…..you really know how to….

hop

December 15th, 2009
5:07 am

high was winning seven games

low was your reporting of the rex robinson junk!(pathetic to say the least)

Fleischman in Chi Towns Bed

December 15th, 2009
7:16 am

Anyone seen any UGA-Texas ATM t shirts for sale at Wal Mart? I need to do my christmas shopping.

2010 is really really really our year

appalachian-american

December 15th, 2009
8:08 am

high point: Tech win low point: poor fundamental football

Skipper

December 15th, 2009
8:49 am

High point of the season is watching Bama beat Florida? Watching another conference rival win the conference championship is a high point for Georgia’s season? Pathetic.

Only 322 days until Georgia gets another shot at the Gators.

Brokeback Jacket

December 15th, 2009
10:31 am

Your coach sure is dreamy. I love how he slaps us around every single Thanksgiving weekend. I wish he’d slap me around like that. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elliot

December 15th, 2009
10:33 am

High point: Had to be after the Arkansas game. Cox looked legit and we at least appeared to be able to rebound from the opening game loss.

Low point: Easily the UK loss.

Common Sense in Uncommon Times

December 15th, 2009
10:33 am

1. Mark Richt has never had 2 bad seasons in a row. The last 2 were followed by either an 11-2 or 13 win season.
2. Mark Richt has never had 2 seasons in a row where both the offense and defense finished last in turnovers.
3. Mark Richt made excellent adjustments at 4-4, will go on to finish 4 out of 5, to finish 8-5.
4. 4 out of 5 of Georgia’s losses were self inflicted with 3 or 4 turnovers. Richt made good adjustments to that in the last 4 games, with the ex ception of Kentucky.
5. Richt has the 4th best winning % in the NCAA, 80 wins in 8 years, he’ll get Georgia t the top
6. Other teams have been to Shreveport and followed it up with a Natl Championship appearance in 1 to 2 years.
7. Georgia set a record in the Richt era for rushing in the Ga Tech game against the #7 ranked team in the country showing Richt gets it–he knows Georgia needs to run the ball more, and Georgia did in the last 5 games of 2009.
8. Richt coached up 2 different QB’s at FSU to Heisman’s and Natl Championships. Richt should have gone to the Natl Championship a few years back instead of LSU–he earned it.

30-24!!!!

December 15th, 2009
10:33 am

dawgfan

December 15th, 2009
12:14 pm

High point: AJ Green’s touchdown catch in the final minutes against LSU.

Low point: What happened after his catch in the final minutes against LSU.

I’m not saying I expected to beat Tech, but I wouldn’t consider it a high point of the season any more than I would consider beating Vandy a high point of the season. I don’t care where they are ranked or how many ACC games they won. Its still Georgia Tech. You can put lipstick on a pig but its still a pig.

Top Dawg

December 15th, 2009
12:42 pm

LOW POINT: The season itself.

HIGH POINT: The season being over……… and freeing Willie & company.

30-24 We're just better than you.

December 15th, 2009
12:48 pm

We are better than you. Period.

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The University of Georgia – 2009 ACC CHAMPIONS!!!!

Dan

December 15th, 2009
3:19 pm

High Point: beating Tech
Low Point: losing to Kentucky two days after the loss of UGa VII

2 bad years in a row for Mark and co.

December 15th, 2009
3:40 pm

Wake up, Richt just had two bad seasons in a row. 7-5, and last year 9-3 with that team was a bad year, along with the 49-10 thumping by Florida and 31-0 embarrasing halftime score against Bama at home.

30-24 We're just better than you.

December 15th, 2009
4:07 pm

Deal with it.

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The University of Georgia – 2009 ACC CHAMPIONS!!!!

Mister T

December 15th, 2009
4:58 pm

OK…I just checked and there are more Tech fans on this blog and more leg humpers on the Tech blog. Anyone care to return to your own blogs? This is not productive. Neither of us can carry on a meaningful conversation.

THWg!

30-24 We're just better than you.

December 15th, 2009
5:01 pm

gtu is our B*TCH.

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The University of Georgia – 2009 ACC CHAMPIONS!!!!

Eskimo Joe

December 15th, 2009
7:11 pm

No, there arn’t more Tech fans on this blog, there’s this one guy everybody calls “Georgia Basher”, he has like 1000 personalities and fake names–all Anti-Georgia, Pro Florida garbage. He also spends hours per day on a blog, yes, I’m serious, and he spends hours daily coming up with 1 liners that people rate like -67. He’s unemployed, and has a lot of time to kill. Apparently, Florida doesn’t have a good blog so he tries to get his vent here where no one cares. We all just make fun of him so we’re glad he’s here–we need some Gatorette to annoy.

HardTruthSoldier...

December 15th, 2009
7:36 pm

Highpoint, The Emergence of Ealey, and Caleb. Lowpoint: The worst call in the history of the SEC against A.J. Green in the LSU Game

Another great UGA Recruiting Class for 2010

December 15th, 2009
8:19 pm