On the BCS, SEC and Dawg of the Millennium (so far)

First off, congratulations to the Alabama Crimson Tide for a terrific BCS national championship win over a resilient Texas team. Since it wasn’t Florida, I was actually rooting for the SEC team this time around. It says a lot that it was an off year for the conference, and yet the coaches’ trophy still remains in the SEC.

Amid all the conflicting rumors involving the UGA defensive coordinator position, Kirby Smart and the Texas Tech head coaching job, I’ll just say this: If Mark Richt somehow does manage to land Smart and he brings that aggressive, attacking Saban brand of defense to the Dogs, there’ll be a lot of happy fans in the Bulldog Nation.

Oh, and one more thought: It looked like it actually physically pained Nick Saban to try and smile as he hoisted that crystal football after the game. Mr. Charisma, he’s not. But you can’t argue with the results.

Now, back to the business at hand. After all the best-of-the-decade lists that have been trotted out over the past week, it seems a good time to assess which Georgia Bulldog stands above all others from the past 10 years.

David Pollack is one of UGA's most decorated players ever. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

David Pollack is one of UGA's most decorated players ever. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

The first name that comes to mind, of course, is fan favorite David Pollack, who joined Herschel Walker as UGA’s only three-time All-America first-team selections. After seemingly coming out of nowhere with that great takeaway at South Carolina in 2002, the irrepressible player often compared to the Energizer Bunny went on to win the Ted Hendricks Award twice as the nation’s top defensive end, the Rotary Lombardi Award (nation’s top lineman), Chuck Bednarik Award (nation’s top defensive player) and the Lott Trophy (nation’s top impact defensive player), and was voted the SEC Defensive Player of the Year a couple of times. And he holds the UGA record for quarterback sacks with 36.

David Greene won 42 games in four years. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

David Greene won 42 games in four years. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

You can’t have this discussion, however, without mentioning the other half of the Two Davids combo, quarterback David Greene, who first grabbed fans’ attention as a redshirt freshman with his cool on-field leadership culminating with the famed “hobnail boot” play in the 2001 win at Knoxville. Greene led the Dogs to their first SEC championship in 20 years and back to the conference title game another time, and was named SEC Offensive Rookie of the Year, SEC Freshman of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, SEC Championship Game MVP, was an All-SEC first-teamer once and second-teamer twice, set an SEC record with 214 consecutive pass attempts without an interception, and until this year held the NCAA record as the winningest QB of all time with 42 victories. He holds a number of team records, including most career pass completions and most career passing yardage.

Knowshon Moreno had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Knowshon Moreno had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Then there’s the only Georgia running back who’s drawn serious comparisons with the legendary No. 34, Knowshon Moreno. The spin-move specialist known for bouncing up and running back to the huddle racked up 188 yards and three touchdowns against Florida in 2007. In his two brief seasons playing for the Bulldogs, Moreno ran for 2,734 yards in just 26 career games, scored 30 rushing touchdowns and two more receiving and was named a Freshman All-America player his first year and first-team All-America after the 2008 season. If he hadn’t left early for the pros, he probably would have given Herschel a run for a number of the school rushing records.

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Who else might merit consideration? Hard-hitting safety Thomas Davis earned All-America honors his junior year before leaving for the NFL. Strong-armed quarterback Matthew Stafford had quite a few memorable games before leaving early as the No. 1 NFL draft pick. And in just two years, acrobatic receiver A.J. Green has been simply amazing. He was a Freshman All-America and if he hadn’t gotten hurt this year probably would have been a first-teamer.

So who’s the best Georgia player of the past 10 years? Vote among the three nominees in the poll and share any other names you think deserve consideration in the comments.

LADY DOGS’ STREAK CONTINUES

Congratulations to Andy Landers’ Lady Bulldogs, who now own the best start in school history at 15-0 after their come-from-behind overtime win over Kentucky, breaking a record set by the 1998-99 team that went on to the Final Four. The Lady Dogs are just five wins away from tying the school record for 20 consecutive victories set by the 1985-86 team. Georgia hosts Florida at 6 p.m. Sunday at Stegeman Coliseum in a game that will be televised on ESPNU.

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CLTDawg

January 8th, 2010
10:43 am

First, and it has to be Pollack, no one else is close in what he did for the university. Non stop motor and never took a play off. It is a shame that his pro career was shortened by the neck injury.

patrick

January 8th, 2010
10:43 am

patrick

January 8th, 2010
10:44 am

darn tied for first. 10:43am each. Do I get half credit?

RxDawg

January 8th, 2010
10:48 am

DJ has to get a nod

RxDawg

January 8th, 2010
10:49 am

Terrance Edwards too

JMar

January 8th, 2010
10:50 am

Completely off-topic, but how about Jim Leavitt (now former South Florida head coach) as defensive coordinator? He’s extremely talented, but would be almost certain to leave for another head coaching position sooner rather than later.

Prediction:

January 8th, 2010
10:53 am

Reggie Ball, he was very good for UGA.

superDawg

January 8th, 2010
10:55 am

Many great players have hunkered down between the hedges and credit is due to all of them.I like David Pollack and David Green they were the best of the decade.Looking forward to many great things to come.Rennie you are the man and hope you stay for one more year.It is time to put UF back a few years and you can do it.

DSGB

January 8th, 2010
10:55 am

Hands down #1 has got to be David Pollock. I would love to see UGA get another stud who can pump up the D as good as he could.

lastgrad

January 8th, 2010
10:56 am

David Pollack won games. He lead the Dawg defense like no one since.

DSGB

January 8th, 2010
10:57 am

Pollack, that is.

Gratefuldawghead

January 8th, 2010
10:59 am

Reggie Ball…LMAO Thats great thier Prediction! One of my favorite players besides the ones noted was Damien Gary! If it wasn’t for Gary’s return against Tenn thier would not be a Hob Nail Boot!

WonderDawg

January 8th, 2010
11:02 am

David Greene. Winningest QB in NCAA history til McCoy passed him this season. Just make make it Co-Best with both Davids!

AceDawg

January 8th, 2010
11:05 am

Pollack and Green probably deserve a tie, but I give Pollack the nod because it was our defense in the early 2000’s that was so awesome. Man did the defense wreak havoc and absolutely take some heads off. Hardest hitting D in the nation for a couple years back then, and Pollack was always ruining opponent’s days.

SOGADOG

January 8th, 2010
11:06 am

Take Moreno off the poll and add DJ Shockley. Shockley was loyal to the program and played out all of his eligibility. Moreno dashed off to the NFL early for the paycheck. Shockley won an SEC championship, (as did the two Davids). Moreno (and Stafford for that matter) did not win any championships and didnt hang around his senior season to make an effort at winning a championship. The two Davids and Shockley are SEC champions, Moreno and Stafford are paycheck players.

coachgb

January 8th, 2010
11:14 am

For all of those experts that want Kirby for DC so bad, did you notice how almost everytime the guys on TV mentioned the Texas defense, they talked about Muschamp, but when they said some about the Tide defense it was always about Saban’s defense. They finally mentioned poor Kirby late in the game a few times but still insisted on calling it the “Saban-Smart” defense. How do we know if ole Kirby has digested enough from King Saban to be ready to break things down on his own? I think its a mute point anyway. Texas Tech is not going to hire Smart as its new Head Coach but Kirby will know for sure that he has moved on to the radar screen for the future. He is not going to fool with success. He also knows that Bobo is being groomed for the HC job one day.

Pollack by far, since Walker in the 80’s, nobody even close!

jimmy

January 8th, 2010
11:25 am

i don’t care who was good please give us a d.c. an fix this fine mess we are in any body checked rival’s rating’s

Gravy Train

January 8th, 2010
11:34 am

Bobo for HC? Are you serious? Let him master the OC spot first, then maybe…
I for one hope CMR stays around long enough to set the record for wins at UGA. Maybe he can ignore the idiots who clamor for new coaches every season.

Otto

January 8th, 2010
11:36 am

IF Bobo is being groomed for the HC job, UGA is headed for darker days than the Goff years.

Otto

January 8th, 2010
11:37 am

Bobo could be a HC maybe at.. Kennesaw St. It’d be a blessing for UGA.

senoiadawgs

January 8th, 2010
11:41 am

Hands down Pollack!!!! Next would have to be Green, Davis, Moreno, Stafford then AJ. Someone mentioned T. Edwards. Really, when you drop just as many as you catch that doesn’t count. I can only imagine how good he and Gibson could have been if they had AJ’s hands.

rsdawg

January 8th, 2010
11:42 am

I’m with you gravy, I like Bobo but HC, really?

superDawg

January 8th, 2010
11:44 am

KS in negotiations as we speak get ready.

Kenny Powers

January 8th, 2010
11:44 am

I am the greatest bulletproof tiger uga player EVER!!!!!

GatorNation

January 8th, 2010
11:48 am

Hey Bill KIng…we don’t need you to root for us in the big game. In fact we would rather you not as we prefer to be associated with winners…

Tom

January 8th, 2010
12:01 pm

I can’t believe Moreno was included in this group! What a sell out! He abandoned Georgia AND held out for money.

Pollack was by far the standout. Too bad he’s a thug now.

Weird Sal

January 8th, 2010
12:02 pm

will the david pollack and david greene talk ever stop? broken-neck pollack had a lousy senior season. georgia football: mediocre bowl wins, costly pro-style offense, terrible coaching for the last twenty years, and most importantly, the worst journalist coverage possible. this is garbage mr. junkyard.

you are talking about a huge victory against south carolina in 2002, while teams like bama, lsu, and florida are winning titles…

Dorsey Hill

January 8th, 2010
12:02 pm

If “best” is to suggest the “most productive” player its Pollack hands down. If “best” is to suggest “most talented” or “most gifted” its AJ Green. He will be the best pro UGA has produced since Hines Ward. Mr. Ward will be one of the very, very few first ballot NFL Hall of Famers that UGA has produced. AJ maybe the next.

The Watergirl

January 8th, 2010
12:05 pm

Richt will not be coaching but for another 4 yrs maybe 5. Make Kirby coach in waiting and give him whatever he wants, but get him here

ugagrad05

January 8th, 2010
12:09 pm

Terrence Edwards couldnt catch a pass if his life depended on it. His drops broke our back in 2002. I wonder what would have been if we had DJ in for 2-3 years. So close!

Spike

January 8th, 2010
12:17 pm

Pollack, Greene, Mo Mass.

Dawg Fud

January 8th, 2010
12:18 pm

agreed with gratefuldawghead…damien gary was always a favorite. not saying he should be on this list but definitely a favorite player. hands like glue and just an all-around terrific person. very grounded and solid individual.

Dawg Fud

January 8th, 2010
12:18 pm

to be honest, i am apt to put MoMass ahead of knowshon.

definitely MoMass on the list.

Spike

January 8th, 2010
12:19 pm

One more.. Boss Bailey.

Don Gill

January 8th, 2010
12:21 pm

Why not David Pollack for DC?

Geez

January 8th, 2010
12:22 pm

I’m more interested in who WILL be moreso than who WAS!

chipperdawg

January 8th, 2010
12:23 pm

David Greene, hands down. Kid did nothing but win. And he was a Dawg thru and thru, tried and true. Pollack would be my second.

DawginLex

January 8th, 2010
12:23 pm

Greene
Pollack
B Bailey
Haynes
Michael Johnson

GSUGA

January 8th, 2010
12:25 pm

Bobo for HC will be disasterous. Don’t blame Stafford or Moreno when many fans praised their abilities and projected they were good enough to go early in the draft as JRs and even complained that Moreno was red shirted his freshman year. It was like wow we have someone who will go first round as a junior. Please!!!!!

gdawginkalamazoo

January 8th, 2010
12:27 pm

If not Greene by himself then a tie with Pollack. Damn good dawgs they are.

Dawg Fud

January 8th, 2010
12:28 pm

because Pollack has never coached a down D-1 of football in his life.

i hope you were being facetious with that suggestion

39 year dawg fan

January 8th, 2010
12:30 pm

I loved watching all of them but am afraid the Dawgs glory years are over at least for the forseeable future.

head coach seems more concerned with his image that winning big time

qb situation is headed for divisive future within the team

no proven sec D staff. i think R Garner would struggle in a 3rd grade spelling bee

everybody is exited about finishing the season by beating a ACC team. A Damn ACC team

Dale

January 8th, 2010
12:41 pm

Pollack.

And that was funny about Saban trying to smile. The Simpsons did a joke along those lines with Mr. Burns (”I’m going to be sore in the morning”)

D(r)ooley

January 8th, 2010
12:46 pm

“Since it wasn’t Florida, I was actually rooting for the SEC team this time around.”

2006 – Florida Gators – BCS Champions
2008 – Florida Gators – BCS Champions

Read it and weep………………..41-17

Uptown Lounge

January 8th, 2010
12:46 pm

Don’t forget about Gordon Ely-Kelso!

BAMA STAN

January 8th, 2010
12:52 pm

13 NATIONAL TITLES -22 SEC TITLES!!!

WIERD SAL – the significance of Pollack is huge.
He was doubled and tripled his senior year – negating his numbers – but opening up opportunity other members on his team.

Regarding SC – you have to remember that SC plays it’s best game against UGA every year – and SC plays well early in the season.
Even Bama, LSU, Florida, etc. survive games ….. or lose games from upstart programs like Miss State, Kentucky, Ole Miss or Arkansas and yes Vandy. Ask LSU about the wars they have had against KY. This, when LSU was on top of the football world.

UGA had a very good decade – but peaked in 2005. Has ot been relevent since as far as chamionship caliber – but has fielded some very good teams since then.

Have to list Pollack as the best of the best for this decade.

As for 2010 – UGA should be very good offensively – but has some holes to fill on defense.

The SEC EAST will be very interesting to watch:
SC should be improved
TN may take a step back – but who knows about this team?
Florida may lose a step – but should be highly ranked as they are loaded with athletes waiting their turn.
Kentucky – will be the spoiler – and maybe get that win over Tennessee in 2010!
UGA – could be very good on offense – but defense will be a huge question mark.

I think Florida will come out on top – but the rest will beat up on each other – UGA could wind up #2 in SEC East – heck maybe pull the upset in JAX!

Thanks for all the support for BAMA last night from all you bloggers. Good win for BAMA – good win for the SEC!!!

ROLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL TIDE!!!!!!

Top Dawg

January 8th, 2010
12:55 pm

Who cares? Let’s talk about the DC. I am getting the feeling that this program is stuck in the mud with the possibility of moving on to quicksand. I am SICK of celebrating UF’s and UA’s victories and trying to grab some of that glory just because we belong in the same conference. It is time to bring winning on a national scale to Athens. Period.

JDooley

January 8th, 2010
1:02 pm

I for one would pick David Greene #1. As far as the Mike Bobo talk being HC one day. I think that would be great, but only after he has been groomed for several years by Richt. I honestly hope Richt stays around long enough to be a legend like Dooley.

Dawgtilldeath

January 8th, 2010
1:06 pm

The Davids put the DAWGS back on the map. I am a defensive guy so Pollack would be the one for me. As much as those players did for UGA, I have always pulled for an underdog that busts their hump to get there but very rarley recieves recognition unless they commit a penalty. Two top dawgs for me that would make anyone proud are: Burt Jones and Andrew Williams. Both played during “mop up duty ” on defense but made tons of special teams that put us in places of field advantages that we would all give our left arms for today. They are two top dawgs in my opinion. Unselfish and un sung! Two of my all time favorites.

Buddy El

January 8th, 2010
1:08 pm

If you mean strictly college game performances David Greene is the man. I say that because he was the KEY figure in all Georgias victories that he palyed in. As a QB that, in my opinion, carries more weight than a single defensive standout which David Pollack was. I love both Davids and fully believe they had one hell of a lot to do with CMR’s success early on. A David Greene gives you a chance to win EVERY game.

59bulldawg

January 8th, 2010
1:20 pm

I love ‘em all . . . but I pick David Greene . . . way over Stafford!

The Watergirl has it correct...

January 8th, 2010
1:22 pm

Kirby will only come if he gets a Muschamp/Jimbo Fisher-like guarantee that he is “head coach in-waiting” – and that might not be a bad promise since she is also probably correct that CMR may only be around for another 4-5 years IF he is successful and doesn’t get run from the program for too many more seasons like this last one!

Weird Sal

January 8th, 2010
1:28 pm

if aaron murray doesn’t start next year, richt should be excommunicated, and sent to a extremist muslim desert civilization, where he can be a used car salesman

Dale

January 8th, 2010
1:31 pm

Bama Stan, ABC graphic after the game said that it was Alabama’s 8th NC. Was that a typo or are some of the titles disputed?

Good win for the SEC. Although I enjoyed your Florida game more.

Atwood

January 8th, 2010
1:32 pm

Welcome to the BCS Title Club Alabama, membership is now closed to SEC schools.

Waterboy

January 8th, 2010
1:35 pm

Watergirl – Kirbster is interviewing for the Texas Tech head coach job in a couple of days, I don’t think he will be coming to UGA as an assistant now that other schools want him as a head coach.

McDawg

January 8th, 2010
1:40 pm

gotta go w/ Pollack

where oh where is Odell Thurman was going to be the next Ray Lewis

this guy

January 8th, 2010
1:40 pm

pollack for D Line coordinator richt better get smart and that lb coach from penn st and we will be raw

Papadawg

January 8th, 2010
1:40 pm

What a boring BCS Championship game. After Mccoy left it seems Alabama knew they would win and lost interest until Texas closed to within 3 then flexed and took off. I enjoyed watching the young freshman grow throughout the game and found myself pulling for him. What a QB he’s going to make.

SOUTHGADAWG88

January 8th, 2010
1:45 pm

Pollack followed by Greene.Curran is good not great.Kirby… Kirby where forth art thou Kirby?

Will

January 8th, 2010
1:56 pm

Jon Stinchcomb

Weird Sal

January 8th, 2010
2:02 pm

shockley > Greene

Ed

January 8th, 2010
2:10 pm

There’s no question that he’s the best defender Georgia has had since Terry Hoage, and a few oldtimers have told me that he was more dominant than Bill Stanfill.

Forget just the guys who played at UGA, Pollack is arguably one of the greatest defensive ends of all time at the college level.

Lindsey

January 8th, 2010
2:10 pm

It was so much fun to cheer on all three of those guys, but for me Knowshon had a special spark about him, GO DAWGS!!

YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT

January 8th, 2010
2:15 pm

SABAN KNOWS THAT IF MCCOY HAD STAYED IN, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ANOTHER UTAH LIKE GAME FOR BAMA

coachgb

January 8th, 2010
2:20 pm

I didn’t say Bobo would be a good HC for UGA now! I meant down the road. He is a CMR clone, which despite all the naysayers on here, is not a bad thing to be! But everyone wanting to offer Kirby “coach in waiting” status needs to realize that Bobo is very well respected around the country. A little raw still, but on his way up. Smart is in the same boat.

SuperB

January 8th, 2010
2:23 pm

Any insight on why Alabama ran up the score last night? They had a 31-21 lead, but went for the end zone one more time. Why?

What difference does it make

January 8th, 2010
2:24 pm

3 newer coaches than Richt have 4 national championships, and Tuberville went 13-0. Richt is insignificant as are/were his players.

what a joke of a NC for Saban

January 8th, 2010
2:27 pm

SuperB,

Of course, Saban wanted to try and minimize that fact that Texas pulled within 3 when Bama should have won by 35.

dawgrific

January 8th, 2010
2:29 pm

Don’t forget Greg Blue, but Pollack is No. 1
Saban was pained, no doubt, when he tried to smile. That was SO awkward, and clearly shows that, while a really good coach, he seems to be a pretty miserable human being.

dawgrific

January 8th, 2010
2:30 pm

Come on home Kirby!!!

dawgrific

January 8th, 2010
2:33 pm

Bama Stan, Congrats, and good insight and fair assessments, but one thing you said was DEAD WRONG. We were certainly relevant in 2007, as most observers thought we were as good, if not better, than any other team in the country at the end of that season, but weren’t fortunate enought to be the 2 loss SEC team that got chosen for the big game. I only wish that we could have at least played Southern Cal in the Rose Bowl to prove how good we really were, but I did enjoy New Orleans and my first Sugar Bowl that year, even though playing Hawaii was a joke.

Mantanzas Gator

January 8th, 2010
2:36 pm

Bawling Bill,
You wouldn’t have cheered for the Gators had they been in the Rose bowl last night!?! When the Dawgs actually played games of signigance back for that briefest of stretches in the very late ’70’s and the earliest of the ’80s, I always pulled for Herschel and Co.
I guess that is what twenty years of Dawg Pounding does. Maybe in the next decade you can keep the majority of your losses to Florida in the single digits and not let the Gator Nation ROUTINELY hang “half a hundred” on your Dawgs. In the mean time, keep sucking on lemons everytime you hear the National media mention Florida as THE power in the SEC and Georgia in the same breath as Vandy and Kentucky!!!

Dumb animals

January 8th, 2010
2:37 pm

Joe Cox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why

January 8th, 2010
2:40 pm

Do the idiot decision makers at Oklahoma and Georgia hold on to Stoops and Richt when they have ample time to show they clearly are second tier coaches. Stoops beat Bowden at the point FSU became and stayed irrelevant and that is all he has done. And that was what 9 years ago.

rural dawg

January 8th, 2010
2:49 pm

Didn’t we learn anything at the end of the last millennium? The first year of the current western calender that we all use was Year 1, not Year 0, making the last year of any decade year 10, Not year 09 or 99, etc. The first decade of the 21st Century won’t end until Dec. 31, 2010. And no, I’m not a techie, proud UGA economics grad……..Just saying…..Keep your lists for another year….and somebody slap Berman….that would be fun anyway….

ChuckWDawg

January 8th, 2010
2:53 pm

I wonder if Aaron Murray would have done a better job than Garrett Gilbert did last night.

What

January 8th, 2010
2:57 pm

Rural Dog

What are you talking about. The first day of the decade began 01/01/00. Idiot.

2000 – 1
2001 – 2
2002 – 3
2003 – 4
2004 – 5
2005 – 6
2006 – 7
2007 – 8
2008 – 9
2009 – 10

DFWTX Dawg

January 8th, 2010
2:59 pm

David Pollack is without a doubt the best defensive lineman to play at UGA in any decade (better than Stanfill, Freddie Gilbert, and Jimmy Payne). He is the equivalent to Walker on the defensive side of the ball. We probably won’t see another like him in our lifetime. Without a doubt the Best Dawg of the Decade.

What

January 8th, 2010
2:59 pm

You need to ask UGA for your money back. Can’t believe an econ major would be so stupid. Oh, that;s right. You’re a UGA grad.

uga_b

January 8th, 2010
3:02 pm

Best S: Sean Jones
Best DL: David Pollack
Best LB: Rennie Curran (Maybe)
Best CB: Paul Oliver (Maybe) I liked Wansley and Asher.
Best QB: David Greene (not even close)
Best RB: Knowshon Moreno
Best FB: Brandon Southerland
Best OL: Jon Stinchcomb? (This one is hard. I really think it is Strickland before the injuries)
Best WR: AJ Green (Honorable mention to MoMass and Tedwards)
Best TE: Randy McMichael

Best P: Drew Butler
Best K: Brandon Coutu
Best PR: Damien Gary
Best KR: Thomas Brown (maybe)

Best Overall: David Pollack
Most Valuable: David Greene

alphadawg

January 8th, 2010
3:06 pm

Still waiting on THE announcement today. Hoping to hear something positive about the DC now that the title game is done….

JB

January 8th, 2010
3:06 pm

Kirby ain’t coming……Bigger fish to fry other than Georgia or Bama…….Bama wins the SEC next year, maybe title # 2 For the Tide in two years and Kirby will be named head coach at LSU after Miles is fired after next year. Kirby gets a 5 year/ 12-15 mil contract. He’s not studying Athens.

uga_b

January 8th, 2010
3:07 pm

Actually What you are the idiot

Step up or Sit Down

January 8th, 2010
3:12 pm

I like the vote for Reggie Ball. Classic!

rural dawg

January 8th, 2010
3:27 pm

WHAT????……The year 2000 was the last year of the 20th Century, not the first year of the 21st. It was also the last year of that decade, not the first of the next. Do some research MORON, or if you have any friends that can count..ask them.

Mike (original formula)

January 8th, 2010
3:30 pm

Really uga_b… No mention of the lead guitarist from Whole Lotta Angus? Billy “bang bang” Bennett. I thought he kind of had the edge on Coutu since he still leads all SEC kickers. Also, I’ll take Thomas Davis and Greg Blue over Sean Jones any day, but otherwise I like where your head is at.

What

January 8th, 2010
3:35 pm

Rural, Not in our culture idiot. For example, the 60’s are not referred to 61-70 which is what you are claiming in your first post.

Said another way, two months after you are born, are you 2 months (2/12ths) of a new year or 1 year and 2 months? Your original post claims you would be 1 year and 2 months. At Bama, we didn’t count like that. The new millineum (sp) began 01/01/00 in our culture.

2007 was an illusion (Football & Basketball)

January 8th, 2010
3:44 pm

Any word on a possible hire for the DC position at UGA? Why is CMR and Damon Evans having a hard time in naming or hiring a coach ?

hedgepruner

January 8th, 2010
3:47 pm

Regginald Ball
Chan Gailey
Paul Hewitt
Tech # 13
uga not ranked !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#1DawginMississippi

January 8th, 2010
3:48 pm

D. Thomas the only defensive player tech had is going pro LOL

Bama on Probaation again

January 8th, 2010
3:50 pm

2007, probabally becuase the standards are pretty high. WHAT apparently at Bama you count like this. 8 =13. It is new math apparently coming from years of propagation of farm animals and humans.

Hawkeye Hank

January 8th, 2010
3:51 pm

I didn’t know that Tech had any defensive players.

Dont play dodgeball anymore

January 8th, 2010
4:02 pm

Its sad now when political correctness has now crept into college football because a coach chews out a numskull player. These players now must be coddled which kids these days are mere sissies. Now even our President of our country Mr. Obama coddles terrorist. Why has our once strong and proud country become a bunch of patsies. Its really sad

stegman stooges

January 8th, 2010
4:05 pm

When is the next rodeo at Stegman along with the Diving Mules act ?

What

January 8th, 2010
4:17 pm

Those that smell bad are Offensive
Those with psychological problems are Defensive

are something like the joke goes

Precious Hedge

January 8th, 2010
4:19 pm

GaGator

January 8th, 2010
4:33 pm

Look King, if you are serious about not pulling for Florida or some other SEC team against Texas, then you are a bigger jerk than some of the high schools drop outs on this blog that bought a UGA T-shirt and call themselves dawgs.

NYC Dawg

January 8th, 2010
4:40 pm

Hey precious hedge,

Beat Georgia yet?

darriel

January 8th, 2010
4:43 pm

thomas davis was a warrior

BuckheadBill

January 8th, 2010
4:54 pm

Hey, Stegeman stooges—–that wasn’t the rodeo you smelled, that was the Tek basketall team.

Rod

January 8th, 2010
4:56 pm

I agree Shockley > Greene. I remember several games Greene was having bad games and Shockley pulled the game out. The Clemson game for one off the top of my head.

santa cruz dawg

January 8th, 2010
5:03 pm

Pollock was great, but my favorite player to watch was Thomas Davis. I loved watching him destroy opposing teams players!!!!!!!!
Hire Kirby, Saban gets all the credit and there at UGA Kirby could put a stamp on his own defense.
I believe Tuberville will get the TT job.
I really did not think Smart would take the UGA job, but after listening to how little credit he gets at Bama, now I believe he will take the UGA job.

Red Elephant

January 8th, 2010
5:03 pm

Thanks for the kind words Bill. UGA has always been my second favorite team, and don’t kid yourself David Pollack is one of the greatest players I’ve ever seen on the D side of the ball.

Roll Tide.

Jefferson

January 8th, 2010
5:30 pm

uga_b

January 8th, 2010
5:42 pm

Thomas Davis played an extra LB. I think we forget how good Sean Jones was in coverage.

Billy Bennett had the most points but didnt have the leg Coutu did.

I also remember more key Bennett misses than Coutu. So on talent alone, I chose Coutu.

uga_b

January 8th, 2010
5:49 pm

Let me see David Greene has 2 of the most memorable come from behind TDs in memory versus DJ almost pulling out the Sugar Bowl. NOT EVEN CLOSE.

Dawg Stephen

January 8th, 2010
6:08 pm

If we are mentioning dawgs of the decade, I have to mention Gordo, Kupets, Yocolan, Chris Hack, there is more to football after all

Buckhead Bulldog

January 8th, 2010
6:11 pm

David Greene for offense with Shock coming right with him.

Pollack for defense with Thomas “BAM” Davis a very, very close second.

I have to go with Greene as the #1 for the decade. I REALLY enjoyed watching that kid play…100% winner!

Bill King

January 8th, 2010
6:25 pm

Dawg Stephen:

Agreed. But I was just talking about football.

Bill King

January 8th, 2010
6:29 pm

GaGator:

I’ve written before about how, against my better instincts, I pulled for the Gators when they played for Urban’s first BCS title and then the Gator fans I know were so obnoxious and arrogant after the win that I swore I’d never pull for Florida again. That doesn’t mean I would automatically root for their opponent, however. I have an ironclad never-for-Notre Dame rule.

Bill King

January 8th, 2010
6:30 pm

Stooges:

Horses and cows have their own arena now. The Steg is just for Dawgs.

Bill King

January 8th, 2010
6:33 pm

Rural dawg:

That “millennium” battle was lost to the prevailing opinion of the media and general public about a decade ago.

santa cruz dawg

January 8th, 2010
6:40 pm

To the Blogger who stated Pollack is now a thug. What makes you say that?
Just curious.

Snellville Jacket

January 8th, 2010
6:53 pm

My favorite UGA player of this or any decade will always be Pulpwood Smith. The name says it all!

That being said, I have to admit that Reggie Ball is a close 2nd!!!

Buckhead Bulldog

January 8th, 2010
7:58 pm

Snellville Jacket: Too bad Andre “Pulpwood” Smith started at UGA in the Fall of 1983, the same year as I did. He was one mean looking dude, too! Whenever he came into cafeteria, people would literally trip trying to get out of his way. Nice gold tooth and built like, well, a pulpwood truck.

Dawg Central

January 8th, 2010
8:10 pm

Knowshon Moreno was the biggest impact player on either side of the ball and it hurt the most when he left….. so he is for sure best player of the decade for UGA……the Pollack argument?? David was real good….but I dont think he seperated himself from the pack like Moreno did….he still was awesome.

Bruce Jones

January 8th, 2010
8:26 pm

Just saw on ESPN.com that The University of Alabama is going to be displaying it’s National Championship trophy at 2 Walmarts in Alabama this weekend. Guess they are waiting on the new double wide they ordered as their new trophy room.

WestOfAthens

January 8th, 2010
8:56 pm

Musa Smith….helped bring the Dawgs their –FIRST– SEC title this millenium.
Off the top of my head, and the base of my brain.

NOW, i will go back and read the post

WestOfAthens

January 8th, 2010
9:10 pm

Rennie Curran: ONE MORE YEAR!

gacoastalguy

January 8th, 2010
9:34 pm

might as well stop with all the “kirby smart” coming to UGA talk. Kirby is interviewing for the Texas Tech job.

Dawg Tired

January 8th, 2010
9:39 pm

This is no contest. It is Pollack. SImply look at the awards he won. No single UGA player this decade had the impact for his team that David had. Plus, he was first and foremost, a Dawg. He did it for one reason and one reason only: he loved the University of Georgia. He did it with heart and guts. He never gave up. He, just like Herschel, never held his hand up to come out of the game. He could actually play at full speed every play.

Greene had many of the same qualities and comes in second. They were, and are, champions.

Dawg Tired

January 8th, 2010
9:53 pm

gacoastalguy – Your source? Plus wouldn’t his interviewing indicate he is willing to leave Alabama? Do you think he’s a better candidate for the TT job than Ruffin or Tuberville?

The Lubbock newspaper says Smart is not a candidate. I don’t know since I have not talked to Smart or anyone at TT.

441 North

January 8th, 2010
10:04 pm

Never want the Tide to win because we recruit against them. Hello,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Not so sure we want Kirby Smart. Think Saban has his stamp on that defense way too much and we may be getting a token DC in Smart. Looks like we are better off with Grantham, but only if CMR gets Tony Dungy’s blessing.

Dawg of the decade should not be a three year guy. That rules out Moreno. Gotta go with David Greene because of his total wins and the Hob Nail Boot in Knoxville, and Pollack’s a jerk.

gadawg

January 8th, 2010
10:34 pm

Thirteen Chapionships bull sh– the Florence, Alabama Times Daily reported that none of the moron Alabama fans know how many they have they have just been making them up. Also, during the game the ABC folks reported only 8. So, crap on you Bama fans, “YOU LIE and make up championships”. Hell, by your way the DAWGS must have 15 or 20. You people in Alabama are so lame go back to listening to Bemo Bug and Paul Pinebum.

MORGAN

January 8th, 2010
10:42 pm

DAVID POLLOCK PLAYED WITH MORE PASSION, MORE INTENSITY, MORE NONSTOP SCRAP, MORE TALENT, MORE HEART THAN ANY OTHER BULLDOG THAT EVER GRACED THE PLAYING FIELD, NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT HE WAS NOT ASHAMED OF HIS FAITH.
PLUS OTHER THAN HERSCHEL THE ONLY OTHER THREE TIME ALL AMERICAN DAWG.

Lowcountry Dawg

January 8th, 2010
11:16 pm

Dawg of the Decade and Millennium so far…Coach Mark Richt…

He’s put us back on the map…2 SEC Championships…3 SEC Championship Game appearances…3 BCS Bowls…2 BCS Wins…

He’s the longest tenured coach @ UGA since Dooley retired!!

Lowcountry Dawg

January 8th, 2010
11:17 pm

Congrats to ‘Bama on the NC…I grew up watching Coach Bear Bryant in Memphis TN and was always in awe of his coaching abilities!

Roll Tide…but GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!

DOG Brad

January 8th, 2010
11:19 pm

Has to be Reggie Ball. 4-0 vs Tech

DOG Brad

January 8th, 2010
11:21 pm

Or Rep. Corinne Brown from Fla. shes given more dawgs laughs and good times than all players combined. 1 2 3 4 5 dem gata dont take no jive!

Dawg in Kentucky

January 8th, 2010
11:54 pm

Remember how those Yankee fans were chainting “Who’s
your Daddy?” at Pedro Martinez. We need to get our own
friendly chant going for our favorite DAWG………

David Pollack!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The man!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Dawgs!!!!!!!!!!!!

Luke

January 9th, 2010
12:00 am

Would have been Knowshon if he stayed. The David’s should be a tie.

Luke

January 9th, 2010
12:02 am

I also like the nod to Musa. Great guy, had the chance to know him while I was in school at Georgia.

Big D Dawg

January 9th, 2010
12:02 am

Ok, enough of the arguing over the decade or the millenium. Both are correct depending on calendar. However, the most used is a millenium ending with the year 00 not 99.
year 1 is = 1 year 1000 = 00 year 1001 to year 2000 is 1000 years/millenium = new millenium.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Millennium

marcus

January 9th, 2010
2:46 am

Seriously Champ Bailey has to be in the conversation…WOW Sombody that must not know football had best CB oliver, wansley, or Asher… Champ is the best corner Georgia has had hands down

Left Coaster

January 9th, 2010
3:17 am

Hey Bill–

An off year for Georgie does not equal an off year for the conference. Go back to Statesboro you hack! You bleed blue and yeller…Go Eagles or whatever that I-AA mascot claims to be.

At least you represent the majority of sidewalk fans…actually I take that back…you went to college.

ROLL TIDE.

Left Coaster

January 9th, 2010
3:21 am

gadawg–

8 is still more than 2. And for that matter…that basketball school in your state has 4 which is still more than 2.

Two? Really? That’s all? Two? Good luck with that DC hire.

Jon

January 9th, 2010
3:44 am

Knowshon was by FAR the most talented!

BuLLdawg

January 9th, 2010
6:14 am

Give me a damn break David Greene is 2ND PLAYER OF THE MILLENNIUM for UGA Bulldogs. He was not even All-America once.

Knowshon Moreno is the 2ND PLAYER OF THE MILLENNIUM for UGA Bulldogs and we couldn’t even figure out not to redshirt him, so we only got to see him for only 2 years. Last week he scored 2 TDs in the NFL.

Bill King, how can you tout David Pollack as the only 3-time All-America with Herschel Walker for UGA ever, and then disregard that David Greene NEVER WAS ALL-AMERICA, ever sir ?

The Chuck Bednarik Award is presented annually to the defensive collegiate football player adjudged by the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States

3 Polls 3 Final Polls have UGA Bulldogs ranked in the Top 25 at 22, 22, and 24.

UGA Bulldogs are ranked in Several of the Official BCS Polls Final Top 25 :

Number 22 Kenneth Massey Official BCS Poll Final Ranking 22 UGA Bulldogs.

Number 24 Peter Wolfe Official BCS Poll Final Ranking 24 UGA Bulldogs.

Number 24 Jeff Sagarin ELO-CHESS Rankings.

GA tek fans, did you get that ?

SAGARIN RANKS UGA BULLDOGS NUMBER 24.

SAGARIN ALSO RANKS SEC # 1 CONFERENCE, Big East 2nd, then PAC-10.

Where is the STINKING ACC GA tek fans ? Jeff Sagarin RANKINGS.

Remember ?

3-4 ACC Bowl Record

2-5 PAC-10 Bowl Record

6-4 SEC Bowl Record including UGA Bowl Win number 26 three have more.

Big XII ? Not even a Winning Bowl Record.

ACC and Big XII had a LOSING BOWL RECORD coming into this season.

ACC and Big XII BOTH still have LOSING BOWL RECORD.

ACC added to it.

Coach Richt and Rodney Garner have PULLED the scholarship OFFER to B.J. Butler a 3-Star undersized 240 lbs. Defensive End who has 4.65 speed in the 40-yard dash. He has committed to Charlie Strong at Louisville.

This opens up a Scholarship Offer.

Give it to Mack Brown.

Starting 1997, Mike Bobo’s brilliant Senior Season, UGA had been ranked every year for 13 Consecutive Years in the Final AP Poll. We had not been ranked every year in the Final Coaches’ Poll. There were other polls we had not made the Top 25 of. Frankly, we have had several seriously flawed, underachieving, and greatly disappointing seasons since the day DJ Shockley graduated with Honors from UGA following the 2005 Season and SEC Championship.

We have messed up in Recruiting.

We have had serious holes, demanding 4 and 5-Star Commitments, and have failed miserably at filling those glaring obvious holes. We have done this while we have instead stockpiled our 85 Scholarships at positions where instead we were already 5 Deep.

GLARING HOLES :

Defensive Ends, for example. Signing 5 in 3 weeks now will only make this WORSE.

Safety, for example.

Cornerbacks, for example signing only 1 a year for 5 consecutive years now.

Defensive Tackles now having only gotten 1 year 5 years in a row now.

Fullbacks after this up-coming season.

Also, it appeared obvious that we would have to move stockpiled receivers to defensive backs and failed miserably on that as well.

And, we should have long ago not waited until recently, moved stockpiled linebackers to Defensive Ends.

Of course, Coach Richt has had a real problem in his decisions of coaches’ on his staff, surrounding himself with YES MEN, buddies, college roommates, and out-of-position position coaches with zero experience at the position Coach Richt put them in, and not one coach on his staff with 1 single solitary day of NFL Coaching Experience.

He still doesn’t have 1 single coach with NFL Coaching Experience.

Not 1.

We did not play Knowshon Moreno, instead redshirting him, and therefore only got to see the best running back in UGA history over the last 25 seasons, 2 years. Very sad decisions, all of these.

We did redshirt Washaun Ealey, and then three-quarters through Game 5, ripped the Redshirt OFF Washaun Ealey. Another blunder in personnel for a brain trust that frankly has had way too many of these.

But, we have played a very tough schedule, and as I predicted all along, we have ended up outside the Final AP Poll Top 25, and outside the Final USA Today Coaches’ Poll.

There is nothing that you can do about that.

Playing Texas A&M who ends with a losing record 6-7 on December 28 in the Bowl Number 11 of 35 bowls, is not going to get you ranked no matter the 44-20 obliteration. And frankly the losses to not 1 but 2 unranked 7-6 teams who otherwise would not have had a winning record for 2009-2010, Tennessee vols and Kentucky Wildcats, sealed our fate, despite the win over Number 13 GA tek.

This gave us SEVEN (7) LOSSES to teams NOT RANKED in the Final AP Poll Top 25 in the Coach Richt Era.

We have to cut that crap out.

BAD LOSSES. 7.

Frankly, you can add the LOSS to GA tek 2008 to that list of BAD LOSSES too, although they barely did end up in the Final AP Poll Top 25 in 2008. But, they would NOT have, had they not beat UGA in 2008.

But, it is quite clear that Coach Richt has 7 Losses to teams NOT RANKED in the Final AP Poll Top 25.

Kentucky and Tennessee vols both at 7-6 at no point this season were going to end up in the Final AP Poll Top 25. How do you lose to such teams who otherwise would not have even had a winning record. A study of both teams shows that NEITHER KY nor the vols BEAT ANYONE.

And, they beat Coach Richt.

HOW DO YOU LOSE TO A TEAM LIKE THAT ?

BAD COACHING STAFF.

Also :

7 LOSSES to teams NOT RANKED in Final AP Poll Top 25 Coach Richt Era.

18-20 against teams Ranked in the Final AP Poll Top 25 Coach Richt Era.

I don’t have to tell you these are NOT the results of an Elite Program with Top Broyles Award Type Coaching Staff in the Coach Richt Era.

9 years, you don’t have 7 Losses to UNRANKED Final AP Poll Top 25 teams.

9 years, you don’t have LOSING RECORD 18-20 vs Final AP Poll Top 25 teams.

Coach Richt Era.

You don’t have EITHER of these absolute facts, and be Elite.

Your Coaching STAFF in total is to blame.

Coach Richt has done a SORRY JOB of hiring a Coaching Staff for him to be CEO over.

None of his entire coaching staff have ever coached in the NFL 1 day.

We pay him enough money that he should either take back over making play call decisions, which is his only claim to fame and why we hired him, or he has to hire an ENTIRE COACHING STAFF made up of current NFL Coaches.

Do I mind if he hires a Defensive Backs’ Position Coach from the NFL and makes him the Defensive Coordinator ? Oh, I think that is exactly what he must do.

He whiffed on Chavis last season, when I told him he had to go get Chief.

He didn’t listen.

A lot of that is the blame of the other UGA Bulldog posters, who had all these wild nasty statements they wanted to make about Willie Martinez ALL LAST SEASON, when they could have instead, gone past that on to the SOLUTION.

And, you were not unified what you wanted.

Congratulations though.

By doing what you have been doing for several years now, harping on just only Willie Martinez, you got him FIRED.

Coach Richt’s college roommate Willie Martinez FIRED.

It was a tough choice for an SEC Head Football Coach, who has said for years, that he would NOT be making ANY changes on his staff.

I told him he could either make wholesale changes to his coaching staff, or he could leave with the lot of them.

I pointed out our issues on Offense.

I pointed out our issues on Recruiting.

I pointed out our issues on Special Teams.

I pointed out our issues at DE and Safety and Cornerbacks.

I pointed out our issues with well over 120 suspensions by Coach Richt in his 9 years.

You ?

Willie Martinez sucks. Fire Willie Martinez.

Congratulations.

You got what you wanted.

Moreover, the real issue remains that Coach Richt has surrounded himself with YES MEN, and has 0 with 1 day NFL Coaching Experience.

Excuse me, Coach Richt SUCKS at HIRING A COACHING STAFF.

He has sucked at it for 9 years and counting.

He SUCKS AT HIRING COACHES TODAY JANUARY 9, 2010.

3 WEEKS AND 1 DAY before NATIONAL SIGNING DAY.

No Defensive Coordinator.

No Defensive Backs Coach.

No Defensive Ends Coach.

No Linebackers Coach.

No Special Teams Kick-Off Coach.

No Special Teams Kick-Off Return Coach.

No Special Teams Punt Return Coach.

Have you read the quotes of our Commitments ? Have you ?

Florida HIRED A GREAT DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR, YESTERDAY.

Coach Richt WHIFFED ON THAT ONE TOO, and Coach Richt SHOULD HAVE HIRED HIM BEFORE Florida even knew they needed 1. Coach Richt fired his Defensive Coordinator A FREAKING MONTH before Charlie Strong LEFT as Florida’s Defensive Coordinator.

We ain’t beating no Florida, us with our staff and them with their staff, by DIRECT CONTRAST. We can’t get THOSE RECRUITS. They want THOSE COACHES, not Coach Richt’s assemblage of nobodies all out of position to teach them what they need to enhance their career. And, they are NOT SURROUNDED by the players Florida has, not here. We have no one in our entire Secondary like we always used to have my whole lifetime.

Stacy Searels better get off his butt and do something with all these Offensive Linemen we already had here when we hired him. He has NOT lived up to his billing. Has he ?

When you open the UGA Media Guide, the 1st thing you see if the COACHING STAFF.

Then, the players.

WE DON’T HAVE A COACHING STAFF AND HAVE NOT HAD ONE, AND COACH RICHT DOESN’T GIVE A CRAP.

3 WEEKS AND DAY BEFORE SIGNING DAY, and NO DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR ?

God Almighty Above.

We have a former UGA wide receiver whose dad was a great tailback for us as Running Back Coach.

We have a former running back at UTC Chattanooga who then became running backs’ coach at several places including South Carolina, who is our Wide Receivers’ Coach.

We have an Offensive Coordinator who has never worked anywhere but at UGA (except 1 year as QB coach at Jacksonville State) who has never held the position of Offensive Coordinator anywhere in his lifetime. His play calls are BOOED LOUDLY by Sanford Stadium fans all the time.

All the time.

He gets in 3rd and long and runs the ball.

We have a Tight Ends Coach who can’t figure out that Orson Charles is our Best Tight End. This Tight Ends Coach is in fact a former Quarterback. God Almighty is all I can say. What the hell does a freaking QB know about Tight Ends ?

OR ANY OF THESE OTHER ALL OUT OF POSITION COACHES ?

Not 1 of them has 1 day experience coaching in the NFL.

That’s it for Coach Richt’s Coaching Staff.

There isn’t anyone else.

THAT STAFF has taken the Number 7 Recruiting Class we, the fans of UGA Bulldogs, have handed them.

AVERAGE NUMBER 7 RANKINGS BOTH RIVALS AND SCOUT.COM EVERY YEAR FOR 10 YEARS IN A ROW NOW OF THE COACH RICHT ERA :

And gone :

18-20 vs the Final AP Poll Top 25 for 9 years now.

7 Losses to NOT RANKED teams in the Final AP Poll Top 25 for 9 years now.

Don’t give me this B.S. this CRAP that all we need is a Defensive Freaking Coordinator.

Barbara Smith

January 9th, 2010
6:46 am

Michael Johnson is one of the best bull dogs ever.

smartest bulldog

January 9th, 2010
7:38 am

I don’t know who the greatest dog is, but everyday I know the smartest bulldog: http://smartestbulldog.com

Go DOGS

January 9th, 2010
8:03 am

BuLLdawg: Thank you for your input. Always lovely to read your ramblings first thing in the morning.

Buckhead Bulldog

January 9th, 2010
8:19 am

smartest bulldog: too bad it is impossible to register on your site?

Go DOGS

January 9th, 2010
8:37 am

Great home schedule next year….thanks Damon for the Idaho State School of Dentistry Bengals! WTH?

Spike

January 9th, 2010
8:45 am

BuLLdawg.. Good stuff, but brevity is the soul of wit, and the handmaiden to the truth. GATA!!

dawginflorida

January 9th, 2010
8:51 am

munson is my pick…….love his book…..the two davids…………also

RxDawg

January 9th, 2010
9:30 am

Coach Irk Russell would have voted the best UGA player…………David Pollack! Can you imagine how much he would have enjoyed coaching him?

Matt

January 9th, 2010
9:39 am

My vote is for Greene. He has won more games than any college QB ever!

What

January 9th, 2010
9:57 am

I said it then, I’ll say I’ll say it again. The West Virginia debacle defined Richt.

The Truth

January 9th, 2010
10:03 am

Shockley >>>>>>>>>>>> Greene

Shockely took over his senior after losing everybody from a team that didnt win the SEC championship and he won it…

Moreno
Pollack
Odell Thurman
Shockely
Stafford
Paul Oliver

Buckhead Bulldog

January 9th, 2010
10:19 am

RxDawg: I do agree, Erskine “Erk” Russell and DPollack would have fed off each other’s energy.

Troof

January 9th, 2010
10:37 am

gadawg, the only number you should be concerned with is 29. That’s how many years since UGA’s last NC. And it isn’t going to improve anytime soon. Face facts, even with a good DC like Van Gorder you won 0 NCs. Why is that? Because the problem isn’t in the coordinators. It’s your head coach. He will never take you to the next level. Great guy but only a good coach, not an elite coach.

Richt will be gone in 2 years. His time to bring home the crystal is running out.

And yes, the Wal Mart thing is dumb but it was part of a sponsorship program with the school. Wouldn’t UGA like to have the problem of figuring out where to display their crystal football?

Too Easy

January 9th, 2010
10:39 am

Greene is number one with no contest. Easily the best QB UGA has ever had. Pollack a lock for second and I’d go as far as saying Terrance Edwards at 3. Knowshon was the man, but we only got a year and a half out of him. But what a year and a half it was!!!

hahaha!!!

January 9th, 2010
10:41 am

Anyone ever notice how it’s only Yech fans predicting Richt will be gone in “one, two, three, four” years? Vol, Auburn, UF, Clemson, SC and Bama fans never say this. Hmmm…..I wonder why that is?

Troof

January 9th, 2010
10:43 am

Just to clarify, I am a Bama fan. I just have to live around a bunch of delusional Dawg fans.

THE REAL TRUTH

January 9th, 2010
10:46 am

Shockley better than Greene? BAWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

I put the Shockley worshipers in the same category as the Global Warming nuts. Shockley couldn’t even carry Greene’s jock. When the opponent’s fans cheered when Shockley came into games, and booed when he came out, said it all!! Tubberville was even on record as saying they would much rather see DJ than David. And please, his Colt McCoy “booboo” that kept him out of the UF game told me everything I needed to know about his character and leadership. Greene would have had to have been missing limbs to have not played against UF, and even then he would have insisted on going out there.

Greene is King!!!

Troof

January 9th, 2010
10:50 am

Here’s the bottom line: Coaches are brought in to win NCs. Do so and the coach can usually write his own ticket on how long he wants to stay. Fail to do so and he will eventually be fired. So answer me this Dawg fans, how much longer do you allow Richt to remain in charge before making him accountable? Sure, the 90 wins in 9 years is nice and a couple of SEC titles is great but don’t you pay him to win NCs?

Is your fanbase content to get close? To win 9-10 games a year with not much hardware to show for it?

dan

January 9th, 2010
10:54 am

Rod,

The only reason that’s the only game you can think of is because its the only time it happened with Greene there. DJ moved the O backwards more times than not.

Troof = Jealous Yech fan

January 9th, 2010
10:55 am

Tell that to Lloyd Carr and Phillip Fulmer

Wallbing

January 9th, 2010
10:58 am

Frank Beamer has been at Va. Tech for the past 25 years with zero titles to show for it, yet all the talking heads consider him one of the best coaches in the game, and they annually put his teams in the preseason top 10 or 5. Why is he never on the hotseat?

Troof

January 9th, 2010
10:58 am

If you could actually read AND comprehend you will notice I said “usually.” It doesn’t give the coach carte blanche. He still has to produce.

What is there to be jealous of in the UGA program? Bama is celebrating their 8th(or 13th) title while UGA is celebrating an all decade team with 0 NCs, mostly under Richt? Worry about winning the SEC East first.

ROLL TIDE ROLL!!

Troof

January 9th, 2010
11:00 am

Wall, because it’s the ACC and no one cares about football. Guarantee you if he coached BB he would have been gone a long time ago.

This is the SEC!

zing

January 9th, 2010
11:00 am

Bulldawg,

Are you the same lonely nut that used to troll on the Athens Banner Herald forums?

Steven A.

January 9th, 2010
11:31 am

NOT EVEN CLOSE….KNOWSHOWN MORENO, He would dominate in any decade or any system.
And, he will be the GREATER PRO of the group. Dude has major football heart.

Fed DAWG

January 9th, 2010
11:35 am

BuLLDAWG…needs to write a book but not on the blog page..Love the passion though…David Pollock and Thomas Davis would be my vote and who ever the new DC is (just for getting him)..

cursive

January 9th, 2010
11:57 am

Pollak, Greene and Knowshon are definitely up there, but don’t forget Rennie Curran, Leonard Pope, Thomas Davis, Greg Blue, DJ Shockley and Thomas Brown.

Beat your chest on this Troof

January 9th, 2010
11:58 am

Troof-

You are 1-3 vs UGA in the 2000’s.

2000 3-8 5th/West
2001 7-5 3rd/West
2002 10-3 Ineligible
2003 4-6 5th/West
2004 6-6 3rd/West
2005 10-2 3rd/West
2006 6-7 4th/West
2007 7-6 3rd/West
2008 12-2 1st/West
2009 14-0 1st/SEC/National

Go to a UA blog and have a circle with your “bama buds”

Beat your chest on this Troof

January 9th, 2010
12:07 pm

UGA has been SEC East Champs three times and SEC Champs twice in the 2000’s. How many SEC West and SEC Champ games does Bama have in the 2000’s?

Yeah! That is what I thought…

abby

January 9th, 2010
12:17 pm

Troof = Ted Roof which equals a sad Yech fan hiding behind a fake Bama fan disguise. Not even a wise moniker to boot.

JarJar

January 9th, 2010
12:18 pm

dude, anybody saying Shockley is better than Greene needs to have their head examined. That, or they’re racist PC police hypocrites. Either way, not a good thing

not so fast

January 9th, 2010
12:21 pm

Any rational Bama fan would have to admit they lucked out in the Championship game. Texas had all the momentum until McCoy got “hurt.” I question the seriousness of his injury since x-rays came back negative and he wasn’t even in a sling. Regardless, he didn’t play anymore. Saban had some of the most bonehead calls I’ve ever witnessed in a championship game. Luckily for him Brown was even more stupid. Bama backed into the title, plain and simple. Saban clearly did nothing to support his “genius” myth.

Stinger

January 9th, 2010
12:29 pm

Suck it up, puppies!!! The community of Blueberry Mountain, N.C. declared GT their national champion!!!! Our 12th crown to add to the collection!!! Enjoy being unranked!! hahahahahaaha!!!!!!!

BuLLdawg

January 9th, 2010
12:54 pm

QUOTE :

by Matt January 9th, 2010 9:39 am

“My vote is for Greene. He has won more games than any college QB ever!”

END QUOTE

Uh, no sir. That would be Colt McCoy.

ned

January 9th, 2010
12:57 pm

BuLLdawg (aka Online Athens troll)

As I explained to you on there years ago, Shockley sucked. Greene was the man, Shockley was the Tee Martin of UGA, minus any big wins ;)

HardTruthSoldier...

January 9th, 2010
12:58 pm

So much for Loyalty Right? D.J. Shockley has to go on to this list, this young man halted what could have been a stellar 3 year career as a starter up at North Ave High(who would’ve then beaten us with him and Calvin people) to stay Loyal to UGA. That my friends is what legends are made of. Oh and it didn’t hurt that he was only one game away from playing in the nat’l title. A loss to FLA that he was HURT. Other than that, Pollack hands down the man with Odell Thurman!

HardTruthSoldier...

January 9th, 2010
1:12 pm

JarJar, Shockley was better period. Green was there one year ahead of him, if they get there at the same time, Mark Richt is dealing with the same Dilemma he’ll deal with in 2010 with Mattenberger and Murray! “Shock had a better arm, more mobile and command of an offense with less talented receivers than Greene! Greene, like JPW with the Falcons got NFL time because of there school afilliations, and not because of talent! Compare “Shocks” numbers to Jay Cutler his and Jays Senior years, and the fact that he started only one year, but is still in the NFL with one year as a starter in college is hands downs proof. David is where? Oh out the League!

HardTruthSoldier...

January 9th, 2010
1:18 pm

Ned, You can stop smoking bad Marijuana too! Look at facts people. This was hands down the best # 2 Q.B. in the nation, and what does he do his only year as a starter? Leads a team to the SEC Championship. If he is hurt the Fla game, UGA playing for a BCS Natinal Title!

HardTruthSoldier...

January 9th, 2010
1:20 pm

Excuse the last line of the above paragraph, these Damn computers sometimes!

HardTruthSoldier...

January 9th, 2010
1:25 pm

Stinger, Please don’t include yourself in Football conversations. When was the last time N.C. or N.C.S.U. won a title! Not Basketball, but Football! You might have gotton your seasons mixed up. You are forgiven as long as you get off the blog now!

Auburn4Life

January 9th, 2010
1:55 pm

David Pollack. He was my neighbor as a kid and went to my current high school Shiloh High School.

Troof

January 9th, 2010
1:56 pm

Yeah, UT pretty much had the game wrapped up in the first 3 minutes McCoy was in there, huh? So playing the “what if” game what happens if Bradford doesn’t get hurt in the OU-UT game? Everyone can play the hypothetical game.

1-3 vs. UGA is true but I prefer this number: Saban 2 NCs vs. Richt’s 0.

That number matters more.

And yeah, Bama lucked out with 2 100 yd rushers against that #1 ranked rush defense. Just like we lucked out on the destruction of a Florida team that handed the Dawgs their lunch this year.

Enjoy mediocrity Dawg lovers. I’m out.

air force dawg

January 9th, 2010
2:16 pm

Thomas Brown wasnt the best dawg of the decade, that goes to one of the two David’s, but was a great all round player for the dawgs.(KR’s and at RB) If not for injuries Knowshon would have never eclipsed him as the starter. Not the best but i just wanted to throw his name out there because he was a great team player and deserves the respect.

Beat your chest on this Troof

January 9th, 2010
2:36 pm

Troof: Yeah! I bet you’re “out” because your argument was CRUSHED!

Mr Me

January 9th, 2010
2:52 pm

It’s amazing how many UGA haters are on a UGA blog. Do i sense envy or devil’s advocate. Or it could be like that theory on homophobes and how they actually are closet gays- maybe all these UGA haters are actually closet fans but just dont know how to express their love for the dawgs.

Mr Me

January 9th, 2010
2:57 pm

I’d have to give my vote to the Davids but i still think Shock would have been the guy had he played more. You have to give DJ props for staying around and giving us an undefeated season (he never lost a game he started)

Vick=Dog killing Thug

January 9th, 2010
2:59 pm

I think of the class act that was Thomas Brown. Gave the dawgs 4 years. Intelligent considerate young man that worked very hard and made the most of his abilities. None of that shuck and jive attitude that currently plagues the dawgs. All around gentlemen and DGD

DawgVoiceofReason

January 9th, 2010
2:59 pm

You “people” (and I use that term loosely) who have to tear down DJ Shockley to promote David Greene are the scum of the earth (to use a figure of speech). Both were outstanding QBs for UGA and both deserve all Dawg fans respect. They were also both tremendous for UGA for different and similar reasons. David Greene brought us back to be SEC Champions after a long drought. DJ brought us back after a brief lapse. David was a starter for 4 years. DJ waited patiently and loyally for his one year turn to start. Both did the most with their opportunities and both are heroes to true Georgia fans.

On a personal note, I sat in front of a complete moron, who used to boo and berate DJ and Coach Richt every time he came into the game, when Greene was still the starter. It was with great satisfaction that I was there to witness DJ’s coming out party when he threw for 5 touchdowns in his debut. We (the people in my section) never heard from that moron again, but I wonder if he’s not trolling here these days, still bitter and miserable that DJ had success and how wrong he was.

We have been fortunate to have some truly great players during the decade (however you define it) and all provided special memories for each of us, depending on our own perspectives.

I personally like David Pollack as the player of the decade. If Knowshon had stayed a year or two more, he would have been likely right up there with Pollack.

Jeff

January 9th, 2010
3:00 pm

You GA fans stink. I mean you smell really bad. The worst are the ones that never went to school there. What a roller coaster, high on life after every win, end of the world after every loss. Everyone talks National Championship every year until 1st loss, then the season is over. Oh yeah, and remember how great Hershell was.

HUNKER DOWN

January 9th, 2010
3:08 pm

I am a huge David Pollack fan. He is quality both on and off the field. I know he was not highly recruited coming out of HS and yet became a 3 time All American for the Dawgs. Soneone set the record straight please. I have heard he was a walk on and I also heard he was a 3 star recruit. Which is correct?

Reasonable Dawg Fan

January 9th, 2010
3:25 pm

Jeff, you just described every college football fan base that has ever had any level of success. EVERY school has supporters who didn’t attend the school. If not, college sports would be starving to death. Also, if you don’t get high after wins and low after losses, you aren’t a fan. Lastly, if you don’t hold out hope for a great season (before the season), then why even watch. As for me and my buddies, I can name 1 year in my adult life (graduated from UGA in ‘98)that we thought UGA had a legitimate NC chance and that was last year (pre-season #1). Stop quoting from the GT anti-UGA manual. It gets old.

HUNKER DOWN

January 9th, 2010
3:29 pm

To troof,

I have a hard time understanding your thought process. When you elude to CMR not a quality coach since he has not won a NC game is something I totally disagree. I do agree in part, with your intial comment that schools hire in hope and partial expectation to win a NC. Given time I feel CMR will provide. However, where our program was before CMR and where it is now is a huge difference. To finish 8-5 before he arrived would of been a good season. Today due to CMR it is sub par. Considering only 7 men have ever accomplished the 90 wins in first 9 seasons speaks volumes aobut CMR. A lot of teams would love to be where this program is today. CMR adds stability to our program that a recruit can feel confident that their HC will be their throughout their college career. How many other Sec provide the same? Three years ago when the vastly superior Dawgs dismantled a HI team and finished 2nd in the nation many feel we were the best team in the Nation but the BCS jilted us from having a chance to play for the title. Keep giving us (our program and CMR) no respect and watch and see what happens. I feel the SEC is the strongest program in the nation and I feel UGA is certainly a intergral part of the success of the league. Go Dawgs! Good luck in 2010.

Reasonable Dawg Fan

January 9th, 2010
3:32 pm

By the way, my Tech buddies, and they are many, thought they could win it all this year, and still think they are going to “compete for NCs year-in and year-out” under CPJ. That is a direct quote. UGA has been one of the top 10 programs (probably top 7) in the 2000s. I’ll take that all day. This would be my list: USC, Florida, TX, LSU, OH St, Okla, Va Tech, UGA (Bama doesn’t make it for the decade – probably will for the next one though).

Barkin'Dog

January 9th, 2010
3:44 pm

Tuberville will eat up the Big 12 at Texas Tech. Hate to see him face SEC teams in future bowls. He’ll really want to win those.

FartsALotDawg

January 9th, 2010
4:04 pm

I’m the top Dawg in any millennium.

FartsALotDawg

January 9th, 2010
4:11 pm

Tech just lost to my second favorite team..the Dookies. They always give em a run for their money.

Augusta Dawg

January 9th, 2010
4:21 pm

Reasonable Dawg Fan

January 9th, 2010
4:24 pm

Good call on Hines Ward. He did everything

Call It Like It Is

January 9th, 2010
4:38 pm

I just find it funny that is all you GA fans have to talk about is the good ole days and the players that went with them.

Bank on it as you don’t win the East in 2010!

Enough Said!!!

Buckhead Bulldog

January 9th, 2010
4:50 pm

Ummm Hines Ward played in the 90’s for UGA.(95-98)

FLA DAWG

January 9th, 2010
4:57 pm

My sources tell me UGA is offering Smart big money and head – coach in waiting position to come back to Athens.

Probably a good deal for Smart – especially if next season is a bomb.

HUNKER DOWN

January 9th, 2010
4:57 pm

Yep Buckhead you beat me to it. Great player but does not qualify for 21 century Dawg.

HUNKER DOWN

January 9th, 2010
5:01 pm

Kirby could add the Junk yard Dawg bite to “D”

MontyP

January 9th, 2010
5:13 pm

I called the Georgia upset of Kentucky! Ok, were not there yet but that was one heck of a first half. Leslie is amazing! Mr. King do you even know that Georgia has a basketball team? According to you, you are the only real Dawg fan alive. Not! Go Dawgs!

BULLDOG MOM

January 9th, 2010
5:17 pm

Sure do wish David Pollack could be an assistant coach at Georgia. Go Dawgs

Can you dig it?

January 9th, 2010
5:24 pm

Hey Bulldawg (post 6:14am)…Are you kidding me?You are wound tighter than a cheap watch.In the future maybe CMR ought clear everything he does with you before he makes any decisions this year.You sound like a little boy,go play with your GI Joe and leave the football decisions to those people who actually know whats going on. Please remember this is a blog not a place for you to compose a novel….we don’t care what you think…its obvious if you knew as much as you think you do you’d be a coach some where…but your just a loud mouthed idiot that no one cares to listen to….Can You Dig It !

HUNKER DOWN

January 9th, 2010
5:38 pm

rumors swirling from good source that Dawgs are close to announcing DC

SOUTHGADAWG88

January 9th, 2010
5:47 pm

Hearing it’s as early as tomorrow

Buckhead Bulldog

January 9th, 2010
5:48 pm

HUNKER DOWN: Well they better hurry up before the price keeps going up with all the DC, HC being fired or resigning. Very interesting shake up s we have got at UF, USC, TT, GT, and of course us….just hope we can get a good one who will, like you wrote, bring back that Junkyard D that has some B I T E!

Dawgaholic30286

January 9th, 2010
6:25 pm

I think they should retire Pollock’s number 47……..and maybe Greene’s too……….What they did for Georgia was more than all the other players have done for the team (except maybe Hines Ward)………since Herschel.

Flowery Branch Dawg

January 9th, 2010
7:08 pm

David Pollack!!!!!!

Dawg

January 9th, 2010
7:10 pm

WSB-TV 2 just said Kirby Smart is about to announce….something!!!! And that he has a contract in hand. Will he he sign it? dunno

G'Vegas Dawg

January 9th, 2010
7:16 pm

Expect Kerby Smart to be announced as the new DC on Monday. 4 year deal at $800K per. Travis Jones is expected to come along as well. Multiple sources out of Athens have confirmed this.

Buckhead Bulldog

January 9th, 2010
7:22 pm

Yep! I heard that on WSB-2, too. Sounds like a done deal(?).

Cracker Jacket

January 9th, 2010
7:44 pm

David Greene was the best!

Steve

January 9th, 2010
7:58 pm

This list is pathetic. Moreno shouldn’t even be on it since he only played two years and bolted.

I respect the Shockley posts, but due to his injuries and turnover issues his first three years he didn’t stay on the field long enough. You can’t put him on here simply because he stuck it out. So did a bunch of others.

T Edwards I would say should get a nod to be on the list. Yes, he dropped a couple of crucial passes that could have made huge differences in our seasonal outcomes, but he also made a huge impact and probably won as many. That being said …

For me, the only true option as the 3rd choice behind Pollack and Greene is Thomas Davis. Not only has he been the most productive in the NFL, our defense has not been the same since he left. His ferocity on defense was unmatched and he gave us an identity as a team you did NOT want to mess with. As much as I loked David Pollack, our defense did not sink at all when he left, but when Davis left our defense started playing like a high school team. We have gone form 16.5 to 25.9 ppg in the four years since he departed.

Until we get another big hitting, ball hawking strong safety like Davis our defense will continue to cause other teams to drool. You have to have a beast floating around back there.

Froggy the Gremlin

January 9th, 2010
9:20 pm

Sarah Jessica Parker

Julia Roberts

Rosie O’Donnell

Jasper Sanks

ckgator

January 10th, 2010
12:08 am

“…since it wasn’t Florida…???”

I know you are supposed to be a homer, and this is the “Junkyard Blawg,” but a little journalistic objectivity would give you a lot more credibility.

But I guess most leghumpers think alike… if at all.

dawg4life

January 10th, 2010
4:06 am

So far I have heard Travis Jones DE and ST coach, Garner as DT and RC, Lance Thompson as LB coach, anyone else heard any different

Larry

January 10th, 2010
7:21 am

I would like them to keep or hire the grad assistants who coached in the bowl game. One of them needs to coach the secondary.

Sandman053

January 10th, 2010
8:45 am

This waiting is worse than December 24th for my 8 year-old daughter…I wish they would announce something! I think CKS would be a great choice.

Tombo

January 10th, 2010
9:25 am

The nod has to go to game changers…the guys who could dominate the game…not just have a bright moment here or there. These are the guys the opposing coaches had to plan for or pay the price.

David Pollack, Thomas Davis, and Knowshon Moreno were game changers. AJ Green is on his way.

David Green was very talented and efficient….but didn’t take over games (but I’m relying on memory which can be sketchy at times). Stafford??? Over-hyped and too streaky. DJ? Give me a break…he couldn’t break the starting lineup.

Whoever said Moreno sold-out UGA…get real. The kids don’t have to stick around four years. By your definition every kid who left after their junior season was a sell out. Didn’t Herschel play just three years? The kids have to do what’s right for them…and you can spend NFL money supporting yourself and your family a lot easier than you can spend senior season fond memories. Besides…it’s a big seller to recruits seeing the names of UGA players in the pros.

Tombo

January 10th, 2010
9:37 am

Whoever put Thomas Brown as the best kick returner obviously didn’t watch this season. The kids returning kicks this year forced other teams to do squibs and short kick offs rather than risk the long returns. Thomas Brown did good to get the ball to the 15 yard line.

Who was the kid who was so good at the punt returns? Was it Thomas Flowers? I don’t remember. We had a kid back there who was electric and opponents kept punting out of bounds. He should warrant honorable mention.

Newnan Dawg

January 10th, 2010
10:11 am

I always liked Greg Blue another hard hitting guy along with Thomas Davis.

Preston

January 10th, 2010
10:36 am

If Edwards hadn’t cost us a game vs sorry @ss South Carolina, I’d agree Rx Dawg.

Preston

January 10th, 2010
10:39 am

Whatever happened to Paul Oliver? He shut Calvin Johnson down every time he played against tech. I know he flunked out at UGA (which is a disgrace when considering all the available tutoring available to student athletes) but I’m sure he’s playing pro ball for someone. The guy was an animal.

Git-er-dun Richt

January 10th, 2010
11:29 am

Richt needs to get it done next year or go. No more Mr. Nice Guy. His teams of late have made way too many mistakes (penalties and turnovers) and were very temperamental, which I attribute a lot to coaching. I am impressed with how Saban’s players are more disciplined on the field to the point of boredom sometimes but they don’t beat themselves. Richt pays too much a price for loyalty versus winning. Winning buys loyalty.

My Vote for Best of Decade: Pollack. He could turn the momentum of the game when the team was struggling and did it often.

DirtyDawg

January 10th, 2010
12:01 pm

In case somebody hasn’t noticed, we’ve got ourselves a basketball coach. The only thing I would suggest to him is ‘please, please, figure out how to get the ball to young Mr. Leslie more. This kid has a chance to be as good as we’ve ever had – and yes, that includes the ‘high-light film’ guy.

As for the Kentucky game, you knew in your heart we weren’t going to get any calls in that place. I mean no way we get three front court guys foul out and they don’t even have anybody with more than three. Officials are intimidated by that crowd and program, but this Georgia team will win more than it loses in the Conference, play well in the SEC Tournament and make the NCAAs…that’s how good Mr. Fox is and how much better he’s made this group of players.

And finally, I don’t care much for Bobby Knight, but the one thing he has always done is speak his mind and the truth. Kentucky, in an effort to regain their idea of where they ought to be with that program, has thrown the dice that they’ll win at least one Championship before they get put on probation. I had a Kentucky friend tell me once, back when Jim Harrick was coming to Georgia, that we’d be sorry because even though he was a pretty good coach, he was willing to cut corners and compromise any value and/or standard in order to win….too bad that friend and his compadres have deluded themselves about Mr. Calipari – by the way, ain’t that a bottom-feeding, tentacled thing or something?

Fair and Balanced

January 10th, 2010
12:20 pm

In a way it is hard to NOT pick Stafford since he was the NFL as the # 1 pick. His only shortcoming was that GA never won any titles with him as QB, but that is because the defense was so horrible. I would still go with Pollack and Greene. Those guys were good, won titles, and had character!

Pro Scout

January 10th, 2010
12:42 pm

In my estimation it has to be the three UGA Bulldogs. They always gave their best, no ‘hotdogging’ like Pollock, no second rate QB like Greene. Of all the players, Moreno was the best, but he had a tendancy to be a ‘No show’ in some games. Vote still goes with the dogs.

jojatek

January 10th, 2010
12:57 pm

Kirby is just too damn Smart to go to Athens, and Saban’s comments said it all: Why would Smart agree to a “lateral move” over to UGA (and that’s putting it charitably, folks…) when he can coach another year in Tuscaloosa, then have Richt’s job in 2011…??

All in jest, of course… Mark Richt is a helluva football coach and has earned the right to retire in Athens if that is what he chooses to do. But Kirby Smart will have plenty of head coaching opportunities next season… he is too Smart to give that up for a step backwards in Athens…

As for my Jackets? Well, no excuses from me: When it mattered most (Nov.28th, Jan. 5th), we simply failed to adjust and came up short in primetime, on a national stage. We’ll be back, of course, because CPJ is the perfect fit for Tech. He taught a group of talented, though largely unknown and unheralded student-athletes (the type of recruiting classes that will remain unchanged at Tech regardless of who is coaching) that hard work can – and very often does – beat talent when talent doesn’t work hard. We have a long, long way to go, but we’re unmistakenly on the right track…

Go Jackets!

Triple Dawg

January 10th, 2010
1:20 pm

DJ Shockley has to get a mention here. Also, he didn’t get much credit when he was in school, but Tim Jennings was an awesome CB.

SiddyBoy

January 10th, 2010
2:06 pm

David Pollack no question!!

Hire Kirby on a “coach in waiting”basis. CMR will retire in 5 yrs. or less to enter a Christian Ministry.

You heard it here and I know it’s going to happen !

steve

January 10th, 2010
3:52 pm

Brandon Sutherland led the Dawgs in TD’s as a fullback,10 carries,10 yds,10 TD’s,that is production!

messin with sasquatch

January 10th, 2010
4:08 pm

I like reshad jones best.

GatorBite

January 10th, 2010
6:27 pm

R U Crazy? The best Dawg of the new millenium so far would have to come from the Gym Dawgs. It is the one area where UGA dominates on a yearly basis. Football, Basketball, Golf, Softball, etc have superior teams in the SEC at other schools but in Gymnastics….well….the Dawgs are supreme! That may not help out the inferiority complex that is now UGA football but it is truly an honest assessment.

uga_b

January 10th, 2010
6:49 pm

Champ Bailey was drafted in 1999. Nice try though.

UGATopDawg

January 10th, 2010
7:09 pm

wat about Greg Bleu.Thomas Brown. Muhammed Massaquoi.

FLA DAWG

January 10th, 2010
7:10 pm

The only possible reason Curran delayed his decision was to learn who the new DC would be.

My guess is he learned today that Smart would not be coming home to Athens.

I hope I’m wrong about Smart. I wish Curran great success in the NFL.

Tell-it

January 10th, 2010
7:38 pm

Arnold Harrison
Boss Bailey
Sean Jones
Musa Smith
Thomas Davis
O’Dell Thurmond
DJ Shockley
Tyson Browning
Charles Grant

The Southside Observer

January 10th, 2010
8:15 pm

Herschel Walker for the pure excitement when he touched the ball. Ben Zambiasi for how he stopped runners cold in their tracks. David Pollock for his his energy and outstanding play at defensive end. D. J. Shockley for his patience and for his leadership, juking ability, and his arm. Ben Smith, Odell Thurmond, Jermaine Phillips, Knowshon Moreno, Moonpie Wilson, Cowboy Parrish, Kendrell Bell, A. J. Green, Ray Goff (he was a player — SEC Player of the Year like D. J. Shockley), Richard Tardits, Jasper Sanks (when he wasn’t in the “dog house”), Champ Bailey, Boss Bailey, Will Witherspoon, Thomas Davis, and, of course, Hines Ward (Super Bowl MVP), Terrell Davis (Super Bowl MVP who stayed in Goff’s “dog house” — but perhaps by no fault of his own), Jake Scott (Super Bowl MVP and on the undefeated Dolphin team of 1972), and last but certainly not least by any means (because these are just a few off the top of my head), George Patton! Let me not forget the Scrambler himself, NFL Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton, All American and Athens resident Charley Trippi, and Heisman winner Frankie Sinkwich!

The Southside Observer

January 10th, 2010
8:18 pm

One more off the top of my head that I don’t want to leave out…Randy McMichael of Ft. Valley who, by the way, turned down admission into the Gridiron Society because he could swear no allegiance to any but God. I respect this.

[...] Bill King on the Dawg of Millennium [...]

BigDawg

January 10th, 2010
10:32 pm

Jevaris Johnson – TE
Terrance Edwards – WR
Bryce Hunter – WR
Robert Edwards – RB
Champ Bailey – CB
Jonas Jennings – OL
Marcus Stroud – DL
Orantes Grant – LB

just to name a few!

Russ GATA

January 11th, 2010
7:47 am

AJ GREEN!!! Dawgs do not even have a winning season without him.

quadriple option

January 11th, 2010
10:32 am

Pollack!!!!!

Greg Bleu used to clean clocks. That boy could hit hard.

Tech suck!

Beelzebub's Advocate

January 11th, 2010
1:42 pm

I sure wish Kirby Smart would make up his doggone mind.

messin with sasquatch

January 11th, 2010
1:58 pm

really, reshaad chasing after roddy jones is my all time favorite, for real. really..

Michael

January 11th, 2010
2:03 pm

David Greene is GOD to me!

Suck it nerd

January 11th, 2010
2:12 pm

No contest, Reggie Ball.

Fort Worth Dawg

January 11th, 2010
2:14 pm

I’d like to get Derek Dooley’s take on several issues: (i) he coached under Saban, so maybe he could give some insight to the guy (or confirm what we already know), (ii) does his UGA law degree add anything to his coaching skill set, (iii) thoughts on Mike Leach (fellow coach [well, former coach now] with a law degree, and (iv) UGA DC rumors he’s heard.

As collegiate recruiters target the mothers of recruits, I wonder if anyone makes an effort to sell a coach’s wife on the benefits of a job change – everything I’ve heard suggests that UGA is significantly more family friendly. Does Kirby have any kids, because that could be a huge factor?

Finally, has anyone picked up the fact that Kirby has a finance degree from UGA? http://www.rolltide.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/smart_kirby00.html

123456789

January 11th, 2010
2:54 pm

#1 Dawg of THIS Millenium, will be the same as the #1 Dawg of the Last Millenium:

UGA Alum: Hue Henry.

Not only did Hue Henry help his former client, Ms. Jan Kemp, receive a $1,000,000+ settlement by the UGA for falsely firing her after she SHOWED THE WORLD the DEPTH and EXTENT of the UNPRECEDENTED academic fraud and corruption that had been going on FOR YEARS at UGA.
It also exposed just how complicit the fraud was all the way up the food chain and right into former UGA President Fred Davidson’s office. Good old boy Vince got a bronze statue for his efforts.

Now, Hue Henry has a new client: Decory Bryant.

And, when the Bryant case reaches a jury in the Federal Appeals Court,
the UGA-AA will end up paying $5,000,000+ to Decory Bryant.

Funny, I dont seem to recall Bill King even mentioning the Decory Bryant case.

Wonder why that is??

Greg

January 11th, 2010
3:02 pm

The Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register just reported that Nick Saban announced that Kirby Smart will be staying at Alabama at a press conference.

http://blog.al.com/bamabeat/2010/01/nick_saban_says_kirby_smart_ha.html

Biil, where are you????

January 11th, 2010
4:29 pm

Who does UGA go after now? Grantham? We are becoming a joke.

Porty

January 11th, 2010
6:00 pm

Becoming a joke? Becoming? That’s a been there done that at Georgia.

dawg81

January 12th, 2010
5:00 pm

we need BV as dc

Coastal Dog

January 14th, 2010
6:12 pm

Not only Coach of the Millenium, but best coach ever at UGA — Mark Richt. Give him a Herschel and nobody comes close. How numb would we be tomorrow if we found out that another top program was talking with Mark about a job elsewhere? Sober up boys and girls. It’s been pretty good so far, and the Georgia Bulldogs’ best days are this man’s next 10 years here. I predict 2 natnl championships. Coastal Dog