Will Da’Rick Rogers see his shadow?

Will the recruitniks give Mark Richt a thumbs-up after signing day? (Associated Press)

Will the recruitniks give Mark Richt a thumbs-up after signing day? (Associated Press)

Today it was the groundhog’s day to provide grist for prognosticators, and tomorrow it’ll be the results of signing day.

From what I’m hearing and reading, a lot of UGA fans are feeling pretty depressed about the prospect of at least a couple of defections by high-profile recruits who’d given the Dogs a verbal commitment (which, considering these are 18-year-old kids, means about as much as an Urban Meyer resignation). Mark Richt has lost his touch as a recruiter, they’re saying. Why do Florida and Alabama get the five-star recruits? And what’s with the apparent recruiting surge of Auburn under Gene Chizik?

Of course, at the other extreme there are folks in the Bulldog Nation who think way too much is made of the annual rankings of recruiting classes. As Rex Robinson wrote recently, “The day I let a 17- or 18-year-old kid dictate the ebb and flow of my day, is when hell freezes over. Obviously, I want to have the best players possible. Some folks think that means 5 stars by a kid’s name. I think it’s about a kid with talent and a real desire to wear red and black.”

Put me down somewhere in the middle. Yes, a class stocked with a bunch of folks that everybody else would have loved to sign is a pretty good indication of a team’s future talent level. But highly touted recruits don’t always pan out (remember next-great-tight-end NaDerris Ward, who last I heard was listed as an offensive lineman for Oregon?).

And even if you do sign a highly ranked recruiting class (as Richt has done most of his seasons at UGA), fans of the Dogs have too much first-hand knowledge of the fact that talent doesn’t guarantee wins.

So try not to get your intestines tied in a knot if Da’Rick Rogers does wind up jilting the Dogs for the Vols. Or if Richt doesn’t pull off some last-minute coup raiding someone else’s verbal commitments for an unexpected Georgia signee.

Georgia’s class currently is ranked in the Top 10 by some recruiting gurus and even if it ends up dropping a few notches due to defections, it’s still going to be a pretty solid bunch of football players. It’s what the coaches do with them that’s going to count in the end.

For those who have the time to follow the progress of Georgia’s recruiting class during the day on Wednesday, over at Georgiadogs.com, the premium service GXtra will be providing free live video coverage availble to all fans (not just subscribers) from inside Butts-Mehre with hosts Chuck Dowdle and former Bulldog Kelin Johnson, starting at 7:45 a.m.

They promise you’ll see signee highlight videos, get in-depth analysis about this year’s class from several assistant football coaches, and see Richt speak to the fans inside Butts-Mehre live.

Somehow, no matter how the day goes, I don’t expect Richt to present the results as anything other than overwhelmingly positive. And, personally, I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt on that and wait to see how this class pans out on the field.

209 comments Add your comment

devildawg

February 2nd, 2010
11:55 am

Nice article. And I agree, we have had some major recruits not pan out, and some others (David Pollack) end up being legends. I want Dawgs, not stars next to a name.

WonderDawg

February 2nd, 2010
12:00 pm

Wonder how many WRs we passed up since June thinking Rogers was “committed?”

snotbubble

February 2nd, 2010
12:02 pm

If they don’t want us we don’t need them………..100% Bulldog or nothing.

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

February 2nd, 2010
12:06 pm

Show me on saturday afternoons, then and only then will I be impressed

DAWG_poop

February 2nd, 2010
12:11 pm

Nice positive spin there I guess.

I like how you Georgia taters are ready to mail it in so the hand wringing can begin.

Tennessee owns this state – don’t forget it!

ButlerDawg

February 2nd, 2010
12:12 pm

Everyone knows Da’Rick is going to UT. They never would have offered a scholly to Nash Nance (and $ to Mr. Nance) had it not been a done deal. The fact that he’s waiting until signing day to screw UGA shows what kind of character he has.
Will eat my words if he ends up staying on as a Dawg signee but you can basically book him being a Vol.

BG

February 2nd, 2010
12:13 pm

Well, Look at the bright side of things. UGAs class is 10 times better that techs.

SOGADOG

February 2nd, 2010
12:15 pm

Did Nance’s dad cut some kind of deal with Kiffin to deliver DRR to the Vols in exhchange for a scholarship for his son? It sure looks that way. I am amazed D. Dooley would go along with this Kiffin deal. I guess the more stars a recruit carries the less ethics matter. I hope DRR will stop showboating, follow his heart and mind and sign with the school he truly wants to attend. The kid needs someone to look after him who doesnt have a dog in the fight.

Ed Oregeron's cleavage

February 2nd, 2010
12:19 pm

Coach O flashed them at Derick Rogers and he fell in love. He asked Dooley for a peek and when he obliged, the decided to stay a Vol. But, only after sticking it to Dawgs fans for days. Great kid that Derick.

scdawg

February 2nd, 2010
12:22 pm

Da’Rick is helping his buddy get a scholarship…that’s all…TN thinks if they get his buddy they get him…won’t happen…

UGA 82

February 2nd, 2010
12:22 pm

For all the hoopla….I think I would rather have Jordan Akins than Rogers. I’m not trying to knock Rogers b/c i believe he is a great talent, but i really like what i have seen on Akins. It would be even better if we could land Green, Rogers and Akins…but I don’t believe that is realistic. However, defense is the major need of this team and I’m excited by the collection of defenders (Thornton would be icing on the cake!) we are bringing in. Good luck to the young men wherever they end up. Go Dawgs!

CatsFly

February 2nd, 2010
12:25 pm

You know where Vince wants Da’Rick to go. Who’s success is of greatest interest for him? UGa’s, or his son’s? Vince is a Vol beginning when his son got the coaching job at Tenn.

corkylikesbeer

February 2nd, 2010
12:25 pm

Bill,

I like your positive spin! You are a very optimistic dawg’s fan.

buddy

February 2nd, 2010
12:25 pm

It amazes me how a few of these recruits(kids) milk this recruiting deal to the end. I am pretty sick of it. Not just for GA, but for all the schools. Image being one of these coaches begging a kid to come to his school, how degrading that must be. Now I know why they get paid so much. On top of that the only thing 50% of them have going for them is their athletic ability, so hear is a coach trying to convince a dumb ego maniac to come play for his school. What a croc!! I guess they need to get as much of the spotlight as they can because most of them will hardly ever see it again.

McRib - why only for a limited time?

February 2nd, 2010
12:29 pm

if he goes to TN then he’s an easily manipulated kid with parents that haven’t taught him the meaning of the word “committed”. Wonder how many other words he knows…

Old Dawg

February 2nd, 2010
12:35 pm

The recruiting process has gotten out of hand. I don’t care who he is or how much talent he has, no one deserves this much attention and adulation. Many of them are 17-18 year-old brats who think the world owes them a favor because they play a game very well. And many of their parents stoke the fire seeing NFL dollar signs. As we all know, not every recruit makes it on the D-1 level, much less in the NFL, CFL or even semi-pro leagues in Europe. So if Da-Rick Rogers wants to go to UT, so be it.

But if he comes to UGA, that’s fine too.

With hundreds of thousands of Americans out of jobs and struggling to make ends meet, it’s impossible for me to put these brats on a stage and provide them with their moment of adulation. It’s sick. It’s rotten. And it’s ruining the game of college football.

mikie g.

February 2nd, 2010
12:40 pm

the most important recruit this year is Grantham, and CMR said and did what he said he was going to do in signing him. it seems like some of the committed midget corners who wouldn’t fit into Grantham’s scheme defected, but now allows our coaches to focus on players more suited to the new defense. coaching is much more important than quasi arbitrary ranking of raw recruits. i remember Dooley’s first couple of years with inherited talent. they weren’t absolutely great, but people like Bob Taylor, Pat Hogsdon,Bob Etter, and Dickie Phillips, just to name a very few, played a very entertaining game; and win or lose, we always got to return to Athens.

Henry D.

February 2nd, 2010
12:41 pm

Since Vince and Barbara are now bleeding orange, I sure am glad UGA did not paste his name all over Sanford stadium. I appreciate everything Vince has done for UGA and I understand him pulling for his son, but where would the Dooley family (including Derrick) be without UGA.

ToccoaDawg

February 2nd, 2010
12:43 pm

Its the guys like Alexander Ogeltree a 2 star that really wants to be a dawg, that excites me. Not the 5 star me me me guys.

Cal

February 2nd, 2010
12:45 pm

I’m sorry I thought the name of the game when it came to college atheletics was to win national titles. Someone tell me how in the world you are going to do that with a pretty good recruiting class or as it’s described here a pretty solid recruiting class. Look at the past national champs and then look at their recruiting class. They are both related and if Georgia wants to win a national title which by the way I’m really starting to question they better start doing better.

Also, I take great exception to giving Richt a pass. That’s been the problem with Georgia at least one of them in a long long list of many problems. Richt and the coaching staff and the players are gven too many passes. Who gives a flying crap about 2 SEC titles the last one being 5 years ago. That’s great and all but his job is to win all the time not five years ago. The problem is that university and the fans included seem content with resting on the past. Forget the past what about the now?

Cosmos Dawg

February 2nd, 2010
12:48 pm

All in all i would rather have a lot of 5 star recruits instead of 3 and 4 stars, providing there are no character issues. I don’t know what’s happened but I am concerned that we are losing quite a few of our good commitments. Certainly the change in DC had some effect but this is more than I thought we would have. Losing Rogers would be a big loss. Hopefully, we”l get a big D tackle for the new defensive scheme. It would be nice to steal one or two away from another team. I hate to admit it but TN seems to be having a good recruiting class. Just a little worried at this point.

tulevol

February 2nd, 2010
12:49 pm

I agree, I grow tired of the recruiting shenanigans, fueled by blogs such as this, so I guess I am part of the problem. I miss the old days, when a guy was judged on a saturday in the fall, not in early Feb.

VolsRule

February 2nd, 2010
12:49 pm

And the slide continues………

Nice spin – this has been a disaster year for UGA football:
– 5 losses (several blowouts in there for added insult)
– Embarrassing loss to KY
– Fired staff
– Recruiting defections
– Tennessee has been down – but now gaining momentun (and still kicking UGA to the turf)
– Auburn is also a “hot” school
– Florida has clearly increased the distance between their program and Georgia’s
– Alabama passes UGA in Saban’s second year – and wins a NT in year 3.

– UGA just does not have any momentum or excitement – this school is now a backup or afterthought.

Go Vols!!

Ro man

February 2nd, 2010
12:53 pm

Big talk from a school whose head coach has a record of 17-20!

ButlerDawg

February 2nd, 2010
12:53 pm

A Vols fan calling this a “disaster” year for UGA??? That’s rich!

VolsRule

February 2nd, 2010
12:53 pm

Toccoa Dawg – It’s the guys like Alexander Ogletree that got Ray Goff fired. Certainly – there is an occasional diamond in the rough.

Nice try – UGA has lost momentum – is free falling back into the depths of the SEC – is not relevent – and you bring up Alexander Ogletree.

Maybe UGA will shock the world tomorrow by stealing several “under the radar kids” from UTC, UAB, GA Southern, Furman, and MTSU!!!

merbertmoover

February 2nd, 2010
12:55 pm

aint nothin but a chickin wing….these recruits crazy…..athens easily the best school and town of all sec football baby, hands down baby….mmmm and that snelling pizza….mmmhmmm and the bolton brocolli….oh man, im hungrier than a pig in a pizza parlour, know what im sayin? go hawks

L-Dawg

February 2nd, 2010
12:55 pm

GLORY GLORY TO OLE’ GEORGIA!!!

I MEAN IT WHEN I SAY THIS….. IF DA’RICK WANTS TO BE A VOL, I DON’T WANT HIM TO BE A DAWG. IT SURE WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE HIM IN ATHENS, BUT HONESTLY…. WIDE RECEIVERS ARE NOT WHAT WE ARE LACKING RIGHT NOW.

HOPE HE MAKES WHAT DECISION IS IN HIS BEST INTEREST TOMORROW.

GO DAWGS!!!!!!

Bremen Dawg

February 2nd, 2010
12:56 pm

Was it Jimmie Johnson that never went after 5 star recruits and dominated in Miami??? you need talent but I don’t think the stars beside their name determine how good your program is. Lets get the talented players who bleed red and black.

Dawg #5

February 2nd, 2010
12:56 pm

Rogers jumps to Tenn!!!! BUT, What about that 5 star wide-out from Fla ????

tulevol

February 2nd, 2010
12:58 pm

Every team except maybe Bama had a little disaster last year. Personally, I think UGA’s complete beatdown at Neyland qualifies, but these recruiting wars are like the games, it is who wins the most gets to crow the most.

BANDITDAWGG

February 2nd, 2010
1:00 pm

I heard from a guy who heard from a guy who said rogers is vol. Who really gives a damn. Half of these 5stars never pan out any I dont want anybody who does not bleed red & balck end of story.So all dawg who probably never even attended UGA get a life and worry something more important like the people of Haiti and 11 percent unemployment now something to get your panties in a wad about.

Rick

February 2nd, 2010
1:02 pm

You know its a bad sign when you see a picture of Da’rick Rogers kissing the “98 National Championship Trophy” UT won and cheering on a last minute win by UT over FL.

VolsRule

February 2nd, 2010
1:08 pm

ButlerDawg – remind you that we have owned UGA of late.

UGA had it going on – peaked in 2005 – but Florida and Alabama have now left UGA in the dust…. and UGA is no longer a “hot” program in the SEC. From the outside – what do you think the perception of UGA is?

These things go in cycles – and Tennessee is on the backend of their downcycle and focussing on catching up to Florida. Next year – we have horrible upperclassmen numbers – but beyond that – you can see the building and mometum taking place.

Richt has done a horrible job in regards to keeping the UGA’s momemtun – and basically has to rebuild and stop the downcycle. Maybe 2009 was a bottom out year – or a transition year.

DawginLex

February 2nd, 2010
1:09 pm

As long as AJ Green is back along with 9 other offensive starters, I’m not worried. I’m excited to see who will win the QB battle and how Grantham’s defense will perform. The talent is there to be aggressive instead of passive.

Not many of these kids who are signing tomorrow will play a down this fall. If UGA has a successful year, the recruiting for 2011 will follow.

gatorfan

February 2nd, 2010
1:10 pm

if da rick goes to tennessee bulldog fans shouldnt hate him but if he stick with uga vol fans shouldnt hate him its his choice could be the biggest one of hs life. so quit with the hating

hop

February 2nd, 2010
1:14 pm

Based on the very short tenure of the new defense coach Grantham,his presentation of the new defensive alignment has not closed the deal with nearly all defensive prospect.
it appears that he will need to sharpen his recruiting skills next year because we will need a huge defensive impact next year to make up with the poor class this year.

also, it maybe tine to determine the effectiveness of rodney gardiner with so many missed opportunities the last few years,maybe it is time to make a change there as well!

Grey Dog

February 2nd, 2010
1:17 pm

VolsRule…..that was funny! The coonhounds are crawling out from under the porch it seems! Orange rules in prison, picking up trash and hunting!

WonderDawg

February 2nd, 2010
1:19 pm

VolsRule, yeah UT is so relevant (note correct spelling) your coach left after 14 months … Go brush your tooth hillbilly.

UT or Bust

February 2nd, 2010
1:20 pm

I want Da’Rick Rogers to go where he wants to go. To wear the “G” is special, and he if doesn’t want to wear it, well, we don’t want him to either. But, if he does want to wear the “G”, he will be a ‘Dawg for life … and we welcome him to the Bulldog Nation. Whatever happens, everything will work out the way Da’Rick wants it. And that’s okay!!!

Buddy Curry made every tackle

February 2nd, 2010
1:23 pm

If a grown man tells you he is going to do something, then knowingly does not do it. he’s a liar. I don’t want a liar as a teamate. If he lies, he will steal. Da’rick think about the word committment. You have an opportunity to “do what you say you would do”, or lie. Good luck.

No worries

February 2nd, 2010
1:24 pm

I agree with SCDAWG. Rogers is only helping his buddy get a better scholarship offer. His announcement time is tomorrow at 9:45am. Once Nance has signed his Letter of Intent to play for the ‘Necks in Knoxville, Rogers will then spurn UT and sign with the Dawgs! But if not, the sun will still rise tomorrow….with or without Da’Rick.

Bulldog Mom

February 2nd, 2010
1:24 pm

He is going to sign with Tenn. He is in too deep with the Nance family and their money. Mr. Nance will do what is necessary to get his son a scholarship to Tenn. Keep in mind he first tried Georgia, but CMR told him no in the nicest way. I understand he was furious when Georgia offered another Georgia QB. I don’t think we want a father like that trying to have that much control over our program. At what point does Mr. Nance drop DR? What more can he do for his son???? Sure sounds like a cultivated relationship.

DirtyDawg

February 2nd, 2010
1:27 pm

You know volunteers…I’m beginning to think that you folks have ‘crossed over the line’. By that I mean you’ve achieved a level of arrogance that rivals even Florida’s, and you ain’t even done nothin’ yet. Here I am all sympathetic for that whole Kiffin fiasco…plus we provide you with some Dooley class to pull you out of your funk…and you come on like none of that ever happened. Be careful, arrogance without achievement is about as low a human behavior as is possible.

If young Mr. Day-rick, or however his momma spells it, decides he’d rather go back on his word and head up to K-ville, then obviously it was meant to be. As has been said, if they aren’t committed enough to stick to their promise, then what else will they compromise on down the road? I’ll wish him well no matter what, and we’ll move on. But just remember UT, we’ve known you when and you’ve got a lot of character rebuilding to do before you regain the class and status that you once enjoyed.

TvilleDawg

February 2nd, 2010
1:28 pm

Biggest ommission is that there are only 2 offensive linemen that are in committment list – same mistake as 5 years ago…

Dick Nixon

February 2nd, 2010
1:29 pm

If Auburn is having a great year recruiting it probaly means they will be back on probation.

William Andrews ran over people

February 2nd, 2010
1:30 pm

I kind of hope Rick Rogers will go to UT. Don’t need that kind of drama queen at UGA. She needs to follow her boyfriend to ‘Necksville.

Da'Truf

February 2nd, 2010
1:31 pm

Pull Da’Morons offer! Give it to someone with heart and wants to be a DAWG! Kick the Dooleys out of the stadium! Beat the heck out of 2nd loser head coach that the Vols hired.

DAWG_poop

February 2nd, 2010
1:31 pm

News Flash: Da’Rick wants to be in the NFL. He realizes that Tennessee gives him a much better shot of attaining that dream than UGA. Joe Football Fan knows that, too.

I’ll give you guys credit; you do have some good alums that are in the NFL (Champ Bailley, Hines Ward, et al) but Tennessee has a track record of putting more players in the pro’s year-in-and-out than the Bull Puppies. This is a career decision for this young man, and he realizes the magnitude of it.

Y’all have done a great job of showing your true colors to a bunch of kids w/ your crap on the boards. I would hope that you would cheer on your in-state HS talent wherever they go. This just goes to show how classless UGA fans are. You don’t see the GT fans acting like a bunch of petulant children like you taters do. That’s what I think.

Go Big Orange! We run this state.

Dawg Fud

February 2nd, 2010
1:32 pm

This is not a slight at Da’Rick or his abilities, but i believe Mike Thornton is where we should be targeting our focus. We need a talented DL some kinda badly!

Would like for Da’Rick to go where his heart is. If that’s Tenn, then so be it.

we took a Tenn WR recruit last year on signing day. what goes around comes around. c’est la vie.

Dog Dawg

February 2nd, 2010
1:32 pm

Just think, after tomorrow, there will be no college football talk for months.

Billy Jack could fight

February 2nd, 2010
1:32 pm

DawginLex …nice post, I agree with you 100%…..

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

February 2nd, 2010
1:32 pm

i’ve agreed all along that stars & rankings do not guarantee anything. granted, some of the starts/rankings have lived up to hype and others have been busts. you can only use 3 to 4 years from now to decide whether or not the 2010 class was good. as far as Da’rick is concerned..whatever..it is what it is. if he’s not wearing a G as a WR, hopefully next year our defense will implant a G in his chest.

Dick Nixon

February 2nd, 2010
1:34 pm

Remember kids, Tenn hired Dooley first and formost because they needed a good criminal lawyer and a coach. Sort of a two for one deal.

RT

February 2nd, 2010
1:35 pm

Well said Dirty Dawg! It kills me how UT fans are now sucking up to UF and Bama now that they are owned by those two schools. They own my UGA right now too, but there is still alot of fight in this dawg and you will never hear me spew adoration for any school other that UGA!!!!

Dawg Fud

February 2nd, 2010
1:38 pm

Dawg_poop,

such an erudite and insightful post. did you write that all by yourself?

DAWG_poop

February 2nd, 2010
1:39 pm

Dick Nixon I believe that the kettle is calling you on Line 1 to tell you that you are black.

Just sayin’…We own this state!

LOVES GEORGIA

February 2nd, 2010
1:41 pm

VOLSRULE. Where do you get off howling at GEORGIA. Your sorry football team has not won anything in over a decade.You hired a a** hole coach that left you for someone else. Your players are arrested for robbery, guns and drugs. You can keep your Rocky SH** and eat it for lunch.

Dog Dawg

February 2nd, 2010
1:41 pm

New’s flash Dawg Poop,

UGA has more players in the NFL than the Vols. I’ll bet your bottom lip touches your nose you inbreed.

CatsFly

February 2nd, 2010
1:46 pm

So Dirty Dawg (1:27), how do you react to those recruits that UGa was able to persuade to void their initial commitments and switch to UGa? Huh? Huh?

Virginia Dog

February 2nd, 2010
1:47 pm

VolsRule – any school that would hire someone like Kiffin shouldn’t be talking smack! When he left I heard someone describe it as similar to getting a divorce from a hooker…you shouldn’t have married her in the first place.
Also, how are things on the basketball court and the swimming pool. Seems like UGA topped UT 4 times in one week….men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s swimming. Have we beat anyone else in men’s basketball….well, no but you really didn’t beat anybody in football either.

devildawg

February 2nd, 2010
1:52 pm

DAWG_poop: Really? Tenny-see puts more players in the pros than UGA? Check your stats retard, UGA has more players currently in the NFL than any other school, in the Nation! I know, I know, its really hard to add when your fingers are in your sister, but your entire post is DAWG poop, just like whats resting in between your ears. Start the chant: In-bred Red-necks!!!

Dawg Fud

February 2nd, 2010
1:52 pm

Virginia Dog,

hilarious. love the post.

hope you are bracing yourself for more snow. i am a virginia native, born and raised in southern central VA.

GO DAWGS!

Dawg Fud

February 2nd, 2010
1:53 pm

devildawg…i am laughing out loud. good stuff

gordon

February 2nd, 2010
1:53 pm

I am a bulldawg for life. i for one do not darick rogers, he was kicked out of a school and when he scored a td, he faced the fans and grapped himself between the legs. everyone on rivals predicts he will go to ut. he will not be a super star, he will be another jasper sanks.

gordon

February 2nd, 2010
1:54 pm

NewnanDawg

February 2nd, 2010
1:54 pm

Nash Nance’s father = the next Craig James. Have fun dealing with him the next 4 years Coach Dooley, and hope he doesn’t try to get you fired if his son doesn’t play.

Go Dawgs & good luck to all of these young athletes, wherever they go!

gordon

February 2nd, 2010
1:55 pm

next years class will be more important

Dawg Fud

February 2nd, 2010
1:55 pm

gordon

February 2nd, 2010
1:58 pm

everyone predicts green will go to fsu. we have a great class without rogers. cant wait to see ogeltree and hamilton level rogers. welcome to the sec Da’fraud

Johnny

February 2nd, 2010
1:58 pm

Spoken like Bullpup faithful who got his arse handed to him during recruiting. Where do you begin to explain the losses with holes all over the boat. Stick by Saint Richt-he’s your ticket to another disappointing season pups. 15 total recruits–LMAO. You got spanked by other SEC teams that continue to make Richt’s program look amateurish. 15-you should be thru announcing all your signees by 9:30am.

Hick

February 2nd, 2010
2:01 pm

I love the way Georgia’s two-faced fans dawg every recruit that decides Athens isn’t good enough. Tackiest fans in the SEC. Showing your true colors Puppy fans.

JB

February 2nd, 2010
2:01 pm

We’ll be fine….Tech won 11 games last year using mostly 1 and 2 star players. It’s the ACC, but they beat a couple of good teams. We are letting too many 5 stars guys leave the state. If If If we could wrap these players up from leaving ( I mean the Cream guys that everyone wants), we could stand up to Bama ans Florida. On the bright side, we are bringing in 7 or 8 guys who they ALL wanted. GATA.

Dinovols

February 2nd, 2010
2:01 pm

Remember while all you Ga blogger’s are calling Vol fans toothless, the movie Deliverance was shot in the Ga mountains. One commitment want make or break Ga , you did the same thing to us last year with Marlon Brown…GBO!!!

devildawg

February 2nd, 2010
2:02 pm

Right, hick, just like all the Tenny-see fans with the all the Lane Kiffin garbage, and the fact that you got rejected by the coach of Duke, who even used to be a Vol and wouldn’t come back to the garbage that is UT. Yeah, we are really two-faced.

JB

February 2nd, 2010
2:04 pm

I love how a guy like ‘HICK” blogs with no reference to a team, just a hater. Our colors are read and black and we have a coach who has won 90 games in 9 years, and cleanly and just about every bowl.
What do have to report Hick ? I know you are not Tide or Gator, you would have slung that mud right up front.

DAWG_poop

February 2nd, 2010
2:04 pm

Guess there is always next year folks. You guys can start looking for a coach now – that would be smart.

I think that Grantham is Richt’s swan song.

45-19!!!!!!! Even in the turmoil that was created by Kiffin the Jackass, WE STILL RUN THIS STATE!

Fair and Balanced

February 2nd, 2010
2:05 pm

Who was the coach that said, “I liked it when all you had to do was hang a sign in the gym that asked for those who wanted to play football to come to field to practice?” I don’t know, but the game sure has changed from that day huh? Kinda odd when a guy who makes multi-millions each year finds that his success or failure is based on whim of a 17 year old kid who is sometimes unable to spell his own name.

Keepin it real

February 2nd, 2010
2:05 pm

listen people! stop worrying about this class coming in. UGA has what they need! 2011 class is the class we need to pay attention to. we have more than enough talent this year to take a slide in recruiting this year. we didnt really loose anyone to graduation! so the talent is there. if these kids have a change of heart, so be it! my personal opinion is its there loss, but at the end of the day its there decision! so we all need to chill and wait till the start of the season to show the nation what we’re made of! GO DAWGS!!!!!

devildawg

February 2nd, 2010
2:08 pm

Funny, but UT fans sound a lot like Gay Tech fans did after last year. You won one game, one game. You don’t even run your own school, that would be Mr. Nance now. Get used to the worst stage dad of all time, and get used to being The Dawgs’ Biiaatch for many years to come. If you can hitch a ride down to Athens this fall, we will all be waiting for your inbred arses.

IlliniDawg

February 2nd, 2010
2:09 pm

Dawg Poop, Vols Rule, and any others with delusions about your school’s superiority to UGA in developing players for the NFL. Here are the facts:

The SEC is the #1 conference, and by school, the rankings are

FL: 32
UT: 36
GA: 39

But the leader is… LSU – with 41. Hate to admit this, because I think the man is slimey, but it’s probably a reflection of the years under “Tricky Nick” Satan.

DAWG poop

February 2nd, 2010
2:10 pm

Win a Peach Bowl. Can you beat one ACC team in the Peach Bowl before you run your mouth. You may win a few in Athens but you humiliate the entire conference everytime you play in Atlanta.

JB

February 2nd, 2010
2:11 pm

Switching to an aggressive defense out of a passive defense is going to make a big difference. We will play tighter pass coverage and the opposing QB will have less time to “pick us apart” because Grantham is sending in the hounds. Watch and see.

IlliniDawg

February 2nd, 2010
2:11 pm

Oh, here’s the site to check the numbers for yourself

http://espn.go.com/nfl/players

Dawglasvillw

February 2nd, 2010
2:13 pm

DAWG poop… Win a Peach Bowl…

Dog Dawg

February 2nd, 2010
2:14 pm

Why do Vol fans want Richt gone? If he was no good, then you would want him to stay.

Good points Dinovols.

JB

February 2nd, 2010
2:16 pm

vol fans, if the only thing you can hang your hat on is whipping our butt last year, you are in trouble. There are bumper stickers all over the south that say” Honk if you hung 30+ on Georgia last year”.
We were terrible. …….But you guys at 7 -5 have been a train wreck the last 24-36 months. Your new hire is a good one…if you don’t screw that up. I’m sure you;ll burn a pumpkin in his yard if he doesn’t win 10 games this year. We don’t like the hire because we think he is smart,classy and a good coach. Kiffen was more ya’lls style.

Dawglasville

February 2nd, 2010
2:17 pm

Charlotte Dawg- is this really Eric Rudolf posting? I thought you were in jail. You are a sad person. Please do not misrepresent my fine university or any other for that matter.

Observe & Report

February 2nd, 2010
2:17 pm

I thought the new DC would help get a few defensive players that we were recruiting. So far, it seems to be just the opposite. 3 defectors on the D since Grantham came calling… Also, aren’t there any more good OL to try to snag? UGA has about 6 open scholarships, right?

Pickin and Grinnin

February 2nd, 2010
2:17 pm

I dont know much about the Gates guy that committed to the dogs today, but I am pleased with it. Seems that OL has been an area that we have not focused on very much. Eveyone knows that is where you win a game. Look what Bammer did with a great OL. Anyone have the inside scoop on him?

hatfieldgeoff

February 2nd, 2010
2:19 pm

I agree that the Defensive tackle Thornton is the most important recruit left. We’ve got a lot of offensive started coming back. As far at Rogers goes I always get nervous when somebody elses son comes into play in the recruitment of another player. Mr. Nance leveraged Rogers ability into a perceived better scholarship for his son, and no doubt helped talk Rogers into going to UT. Personally, I doubt his son will ever start a game at UT. Career-wise he was probably better off at Vandy where he might have gotten some playing time.

WonderDawg

February 2nd, 2010
2:20 pm

Scout.com reporting two UGA commitments today for 2010 class: CB Robey (4 star) and OT Gates (3 star). As usual, AJC/Tucker hates to report good news for the Dawgs …

mcdaviddawg

February 2nd, 2010
2:20 pm

Since Richt’s teams have a consistant run of under achievement, what will happen when we have a class that may be in the bottom half of the SEC. The coaching staff could learn a lot from Fox who is making a difference in the basketball team with what looked like no talent. Coaching does make the difference and we’re coming up very short. 2009 season, coaching search and now recruiting, all a mess. Richt was going to build a wall around Georgia, look at how few we’re actually getting. This following comments from some top high school players that they didn’t hear much from Georgia. There is a real work ethic problem in Athens and it’s showing up everywhere.

those games meant nothing to tech

February 2nd, 2010
2:28 pm

we need bulldawgs to go to Georgia..nobody else…let the rest go elsewhere…2009 ended very positive ..2010 will be the year of the dawg…bring the toothless hillbilly boys on down to athens..that dawg will bite that daniel boone but in a major way

I am Kayne West and Taylor Swift's Grammy's suck

February 2nd, 2010
2:29 pm

“it’s still going to be a pretty solid bunch of football players. It’s what the coaches do with them that’s going to count in the end.”

yeah, we just fired about half our staff so there is reason to worry Bill. For every Na’Derris Ward there are about 3,658 5 stars that went to other schools. UF has 3 5 star defensive lineman coming in ALL AT ONCE. Grantham better GATA or im gonna GATA his a$$.

I am Kayne West and Taylor Swift's Grammy's suck

February 2nd, 2010
2:31 pm

If we have scholarships left over because of defections, that speaks large volumes….

Volumes that sound like “wow, maybe we do suck as UT and UF showed us last year”.

those games meant nothing to tech

February 2nd, 2010
2:31 pm

Vol fans want richt gone cause they are 4 losses to Georgia’s 5 wins against them…the previous two coaches won 1 game against tennessee in 9 years

JB

February 2nd, 2010
2:31 pm

Way way too many ‘cream players’ going out of state. our biggest problem is Richt don’t lie and THEY do. Hate all you want to, but this so true.

JB

February 2nd, 2010
2:37 pm

Vol’s worrying about Georgia are misguided. We are road kill to get the dome. Gators are the problem.
We have our own problems, and we are addressing them. Note. you will not hang 45 on us this year.
Grantham’s promised to put the best players on the field and to be aggressive. We all went crazy having Bryan Evans at DB last year. willie played him because he was a senior. That play book is gone. You’ll meet Mr. Rambo this year, or your Qb and wide outs will.

dawgonegaboy

February 2nd, 2010
2:38 pm

Only one thing will solve all theses kids dragging everything and waffling after makeing a “verbal” …an early signing period like Basketball … let them sign up in the spring and avoid the hoopla…

Dog Dawg

February 2nd, 2010
2:39 pm

Charlotte Dawg is a tech fan.

True football is a violent sport, but what if someone said this about your son, brother, friend. Keep your mouth shut you little booger eater.

PowerDawg

February 2nd, 2010
2:41 pm

Well, I’ve read all the posts up to now. My take doesn’t really matter, but for what it’s worth, here goes…for all of you that think there’s still a chance he’ll sign with us, forget it. He’s gone. He just doesn’t have the guts to tell CMR because he is too busy getting patted on the back and being told how great he is by everyone else.

Personally, I will not be depressed if any recruit bails, even Rogers. And while I believe Da’Rick could have been a star at UGA, I am not going to be held hostage by some little teenage punk whose head is so big right now that he has to enter his school through a roll-up door in the bus garage.

And as a side note, I won’t be disappointed if we lose a kid who may not get past the clearing house due to his grades anyway. I don’t even know if he has a qualifying SAT or ACT score yet.

If he doesn’t want to wear red and black on Saturdays, fine. Apparently his half-daddy and resident mentor didn’t teach him a single thing about honoring his comittments and keeping his word. And the fact that the kid is waiting until tomorrow to “pick a hat”, tells me he’s just a little self-absorbed, attention seeker with absolutely no class whatsoever.

Personally, I don’t believe UGA needs any kid that posesses such questionable character.

I know for a fact that CMR tells every kid he recruits…and I’m paraphrasing here…”Don’t give us your comittment unless you are sure. If you need time to think about and consider all your other options, fine. But when we commit to you, it is and will always be, rock solid. So don’t give us your answer until you are positive you want to be a bulldog”.

That is pretty cut and dried and doesn’t really leave any room for misinterpretation.

And lastly…Da’Rick, if you’re reading this, do yourself a favor. Show a little humility, and grow up.

Your best friend was used as bait to get you to bite. And they hooked you good!

Nash is never going to play QB at that country-bear jamboree exhibit in Knoxville that you are considering. They knew that when they offered him a scolly. Instead of high-fiving each other over the fact that you will be attending the same school, you need to be honest with him and tell him the truth. He walked away from a place where he could actually have played. They used him and his daddy to get to you, but you were complicit because you knew who they really wanted. And if you didn’t, you’re not nearly as smart as you think you are.

That is a sorry excuse for a coaching staff you are considering joining up with. That they would stoop to doing what they did is just plain disgusting.

You’ve gambled with your integrity, kid. I hope it was worth it.

Kiby Smart

February 2nd, 2010
2:43 pm

Is there a Merrill Lynch office in Bammer……Hell, my mattress is full.

Pickin and Grinnin

February 2nd, 2010
2:44 pm

The fact that we are so deep at most positions, in my opinion, is working against us. We have recruited so well that there is a line to play most postitions at UGA. I am not worried a bit. Seems like dog fans are the first to deem things a disaster. AU played with 4 LBs the entire year and only had a couple of guys rotating at DL. Guys can play faster at a program that hasn’t recruited as well as us.

Keepin it real

February 2nd, 2010
2:47 pm

i see we just stole a recruit from kentucky!!!!!!!!!!

TJ VOL

February 2nd, 2010
2:50 pm

Boy you guys turn quick on your own kind! Welcome to Tennessee DaRick!

JB

February 2nd, 2010
2:56 pm

T J VOL…………..go back and read what YA’ll had to say about Marlon when he signed with us last year…………..Don’t break any windows in that glass house while doing it…………

Dawglasville

February 2nd, 2010
2:58 pm

Charlotte Dawg- “The guy’s going to UT…..so I hope someone fire bombs his welfare home and steals his momma’s wic check. Pretty sure he doesn’t have a daddy so this should be easy to pull off.”

If you can not separate the vile racist crap you are spewing from a passion for a bunch of kids playing a game then you have a problem. You are obviously a kid who doesn’t have a lot of life experience. Just clean up the racist crap and keep this about football.

JB

February 2nd, 2010
3:02 pm

Charlotte Dawg is a Tech Fan…………

douglas dawg

February 2nd, 2010
3:03 pm

Its a done deal. Sources in Calhoun are saying that Da’Rick Rogers called CMR last night to inform him that he will be in Knoxville next year…unreal!

Tailback U

February 2nd, 2010
3:05 pm

Not going to soft soap it to lose any talent like Rogers would be
disappointing for sure. And the last couple of days we have
had a couple of misses to boot. But Bill I agree with your take
on recruiting. And I got say that worrying over the loss of
a WR makes little sense. My view is that as fans we get much too
excited and focused on offensive skill talent and too little focus
on defensive players. If you are a Dawg fan you can be excited
to know that CMR has a track record and system to draw top notch
offensive talent year in and year out. The key is going forward is
the success of CTG and the defense. If you are going to sweat the loss of any recruits it ought to be strictly guys who could come in
on defense and make an impact in a short amount of time. But even
in the event we miss on some guys we need I won’t panic. Because
that a good season and a full recruiting year for the new staff
could create an amazing class similar to the one the Gators are
putting together this recruiting year.

Dawg Bone

February 2nd, 2010
3:06 pm

I live in Calhoun and have seen Nance and Rogers play. Without Rogers, Nance is definetly a 2 Star QB. Rogers is a 5 Star WR and will be great in college if he can check his attitude at the door. Nance’s dad was a good athelete in basketball and tennis in high school, but never a great football player. He is living through his son now. Nance is not a SEC starting QB and never will be. He will ride UT’s bench and then get frustrated and transfer to a D-2 or even D-3 school. If I were Rogers I would distance myself from Nance NOW and not later.

DawgBuzz

February 2nd, 2010
3:07 pm

A 5 star player at a AA High School is pretty much the same as a 3 star player at a AAAA+ school. You can cherry pick the crop alot better with a larger basket.

JB

February 2nd, 2010
3:08 pm

We will be fine…..Just means that Richt will put the peddle down on the next two great WR’s in georgia next year due to AJ leaving early and Da’rick at Tenn……..plenty of players. The 19 we have all are very impressive…..It’s not like this class is rated 47 th like you know who west of us.

JB

February 2nd, 2010
3:09 pm

Thanks Dawg Bone

JB

February 2nd, 2010
3:09 pm

Damn Cuz, where ya been.?

Cuz

February 2nd, 2010
3:10 pm

The sky is falling, the sky is falling.

LAKE OCONEE DAWG

February 2nd, 2010
3:12 pm

VolsRule:
The only player in the family is MR. NANCE, the dad…Son couldn’t get it done at Calhoun, much less Tennessee….Doesn’t have the arm….DA’RICK has got to take his lease off that the carpet mill exec NANCE is leading him around with….He has used Da’rick to up his son’s status…DA’RICK couldn’t beat the short kids in Buford’s secondary, how will he do any good vs. SEC defensive backs….He is no Greene….caught most of his passes and got most of his yardage on tunnel screens….DA’ RICK IS BEING USED……AND HE IS OVERRATED!!!!!

CHARLOTTE DAWG

February 2nd, 2010
3:13 pm

I think I know who Dawglasville voted for in the last election! Could it be…..

Lone Trumpeter

February 2nd, 2010
3:13 pm

What a joke. Marlon Brown was supposed to be the next big thing and look what happened there. Brown is a bulldog and I support him, but let;s wait and see how Rodgers does when he gets on the field. PS. No rookie coaches get SEC titles da’rick.

JB

February 2nd, 2010
3:14 pm

Dooley better look out for Nance’s dad…..looks like a Texas Tech situation…..I can hear it now ” I brought you Da’rick and my son is on the Scout team’……….

Lone Trumpeter

February 2nd, 2010
3:16 pm

Dang. One bad season and a new dc is enough for the sky to fall? I can’t wait to be holding the sec/national title soon and remember how uga was dead and gone.

JB

February 2nd, 2010
3:17 pm

Da’rick is Da’gone so let’s move on

[...] Thomas Davis-was-a-tw0-star-recruit stories are nice.  And we fret over the Da’Rick Rogers of the world’s choices.  But that’s all micro stuff.  [...]

Dog Dawg

February 2nd, 2010
3:19 pm

Charlotte Dawg,

I think that Da’Rick is probably going to sign with UT as well. I hope he does well in all games but against UGA.

Do you feel like you will get more respect if you talk tough? What are you 17 years young. Grow up.

JasonT

February 2nd, 2010
3:19 pm

If Da Rick indeed signs with UT, who cares. Someone posted earlier about UGA loosing three defensive committments, who were they, cause I can only think of two and the only reason they decommitted is because their position coaches were fired and one was hired by Louisville so he committed there. You committ to the school not the coach! Back to Da’Rick, who ever he chooses I do not believe he sniffs PT until late in the year. UGA has atleast 5 WR that I think are better and UT has three receivers on the roster that are better and 2 others coming in.

JasonT

February 2nd, 2010
3:20 pm

The one thing that makes me mad about the whole thing is if you have no intentions of signing with UGA then decommitt and committ with UT. I believe it is the most proper thing to do. I played baseball in college, even though there is no pub when it comes to baseball recruiting I had a coach tell me if you committ to my university you need to be committed and if you decide another school is better and everyone knows you are going to go there and then please have the decency to let me know and decommitt. Doesn’t seem that Da’Rick lives by this philosophy, seems like he is a Glory you know what.

tech stans tall

February 2nd, 2010
3:23 pm

JB–an’t nobody worried about no rambo or boso are whatever his name is.

FlaDawg

February 2nd, 2010
3:27 pm

If he’s flipped he should man-up and let people know!

FlaDawg

February 2nd, 2010
3:28 pm

Enter your comments here

Ron Mexico

February 2nd, 2010
3:42 pm

Hey, VolsRule, your team sucks, thats why your coach left. LOL

Ron Mexico

February 2nd, 2010
3:44 pm

Nu’Keese whatever his name is was just spotted on 14th street trying to rob a Tech student…

Dawgs!!!

February 2nd, 2010
3:46 pm

I have a couple of nephews who went to Darlington with this kid and they were telling me what a thug he was two years ago. Good riddance if he’s gone. He can go mug the Vol fans.

jall

February 2nd, 2010
3:49 pm

Worst recruiting class in over ten years given the level of talent in the state…No decent running backs or ends…No big decent defensive tackles either…Went after players like Marc Deas who no one wanted…All in all the best players in state went out of state…

Douglas

February 2nd, 2010
3:50 pm

Volsrule: it’s amazing how quick you idiots brag. You were crying when Kiffin left you and now just because you are having a great recruiting class you think you are going to be great? And how many people turned down your HC job because it is such a great place to be? Sorry I think Mark Richt is a much better HC than Dooley. Dooley hasn’t proved anything yet except he can recruit.

VolsNow

February 2nd, 2010
3:53 pm

Mark this down: georgia will be fighting it out every year for 3rd in the SEC east with south carolina. Florida and Tennessee will rule the SEC east for years, now that Dooley is running the show. That new D coordinator hired by GA—not worth anywhere near the money they are paying him. Dooley’s O will light up the Ga D—take it to the bank.

Lakedawg

February 2nd, 2010
3:55 pm

VolsRule ? Interesting name, seeing as how Tennessee has
ruled nothing during this century. Don’t even start with
coming on this site and berating of our program….your
program has been nothing but an embarrassment lately,
including losing seasons, years without bowl games or
rankings, an entire decade (that’s 10 years) without
winning an SEC championship, and the hiring of a punk
coach who couldn’t even tell the truth. We’ve played
poorly vs Tennessee 3 of the last 4 years, a mystery
considering the talent levels and the fact that Georgia
had beaten Tennessee 4 straight prior to that…..but
Georgia’s about to straighten that situation out.
Richt hasn’t won 90 games in 9 years without knowing
his business. Oh….how many games has Tennessee
won in the last 9 years ? How many SEC Championships ?
How many BCS bowl games ? How many #2 or #3 or even
Top 10 rankings ? THOUGHT SO…… Georgia had a
poor year last year for us (but still better than
Tennessee’s), but not a poor decade ! A vol fan
saying UGA is irrelevant ? WOW. Curious spin
control….learn that from Kiffin ?

Dawglasville

February 2nd, 2010
3:55 pm

I doubt that Charlotte Dawg is old enough to vote. I don’t know any Republicans or Democrats who would vent this hate. They need to take you off of this site.

Fire Dawg

February 2nd, 2010
3:57 pm

Rumor around town is that Rogers decommited last night. Richt is tick’d and I dont blame him. Also looks like now we are not going to get Green, and Boone and Thorton is leaning away from us. I know they are 18 y/o’s but damn. Hey “Hitman” I have a way that you can earn your name……!

old dawg

February 2nd, 2010
3:58 pm

chill dawg fans, losing a wide receiver, Da’Rick isn’t that big a deal. If he can’t block he wouldn’t play that much anyway. Losing the 4-star defensive tackle to Auburn yesterday was much bigger. If CMR had played his two freshman QB’S last year instead of Joe Cox then Da’Rick maybe would have more of a reason to come to GA than going somewhere else mainly for friendship. What UGA needs more than anything are linebackers.

Music City Vol

February 2nd, 2010
3:58 pm

Man, I can’t believe how torn up some of yall are over the possibility that Rogers comes and plays ball in Knoxville. When Marlon Brown decided on UGA last year, I mean, we were upset and wondered why he would do it, but we never accused Richt of making backdoor deals and other illegal activities. Moreover, Brown got zero playing time as a freshman this past year, and Da’Rick probably knows that.

dogcrap

February 2nd, 2010
4:03 pm

Dog nation sucks, don’t forget it. None of the blue chip coaches or players want to step foot in the biggest cesspool in the South, aka Athens, ga.

Dawgs!!!

February 2nd, 2010
4:08 pm

Seriously, I think the future will show that losing Da’rick was addition by subtraction. This kid is trouble and now you can spell that with a big, orange T. But from what I hear he can’t.

Dawglasville

February 2nd, 2010
4:08 pm

If they go, so be it. Do you remember how Jabari Davis milked this? He said he didn’t want to play in the Peach Bowl. Things didn’t work out so well for him did they?

Steve Wonderous

February 2nd, 2010
4:10 pm

Grandpa tell me about the good old days

UGA future looks bright to me but, i am blind in one eye and can’t see out of the other.whatever thats worth.

Rogers has a new car

February 2nd, 2010
4:10 pm

if Rogers wants to flip, let him flip. Too bad, he won’t be seeing the ball for a couple of years until TN gets a QB that can get him the ball. UGA is loaded on offense and has plenty of fire power. The dogs need to focus on D, that is what wins championships.

those games meant nothing to tech

February 2nd, 2010
4:10 pm

Georgia is IRRELEVANTLY 5 AND 4 against tennessee under Mark Richt and game 10 is in Athens in the fall…welcome home Da Hick…we need bulldawgs not wafflers

DAWG_poop

February 2nd, 2010
4:12 pm

Listen up bizitches! We run this state! IT BELONGS TO TENNESSEE. WE RUN THIS MESSAGE BOARD, TOO, YOU BUNCH OF RACISST TATERS!!!!!

GO BIG ORANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jona

February 2nd, 2010
4:13 pm

We’ve got a stable of good receivers. I just hope one of the stud qb’s progresses enough to get it to them. These high ranked recruits are big fish in a little pond right now and they are 18 years old so what do you expect? We’ll be fine. With or without Rogers.

Jona

February 2nd, 2010
4:19 pm

DAWG_poop

Your mama said to get off the computer. You’ve got homework to do.

auburntiger

February 2nd, 2010
4:22 pm

Just an FYI – Rivals no longer has DaRick listed as a GA commitment – maybe he’s let the coaches know he’s not signing with them. Too bad, dawgs!

Calhoundawg

February 2nd, 2010
4:25 pm

It absolutely amazes me at what brings the Big Orange losers out of the woodwork from time to time. Last time it was “It’s Time” Kiffin, who turned out to be a far bigger joke than anyone could have imagined. Now, it’s a “big recruiting class” and a man named Dooley that has the Vols “on the rise.” What a pathetic joke. Tennessee started downhill with two losing seasons in three years, one bowl win in the last five, and get this ……….a several hundred thousand dollar bonus to Phil Fulmer if he won EIGHT games!!!! Now it’s down to one player — one player that will change history for the Creamsicle Nation. News Flash to the idiots who try to denigrate CMR — he’s not going anywhere anytime soon. You only post your stupid s*** on the AJC blogs because nobody reads yours. Georgia fans love Coach Richt and can’t wait to see our beloved Red & Black on the field in 2010. Tennessee fans be honest with yourselves, you’ll be doing nothing but holding your breath again this year. Maybe you can almost beat Florida again this year. UGA had their worst record under Mark Richt this year and still finished with a better record (and a bowl win) than you. I’m Proud To Be A Georgia Bulldog. Go Dawgs !!!!

Neubi

February 2nd, 2010
4:26 pm

What’s a “tater”?

fayncdawg

February 2nd, 2010
4:26 pm

Isn’t it true that one recruit defected because Georgia got rid of Slick Willie?? If it’s true, then we don’t need the fool! We see what top-5 recruits amount to with Slick Willie Con Artist at the helm. I’m glad that this recruiting class is ONLY top-10. Coaches will have to coach better. The bad coaching that has taken place the last two seasons will have to cease. And I honestly believe that the bad coaching was brought on by these “top-5 recruiting classes.”

robodawg

February 2nd, 2010
4:28 pm

There does seem to be a pretty big dropoff between a No. 1 or 2 recruiting class and No. 5 or 6 or 8 or wherever they end up ranking us. Player character and development counts for a lot, of course, so that with good coaching you can load up on 3 stars that match up on the field pretty well with 5 stars. But when Florida and Bama are stocking their lines and their defenses with 5 star players, that’s a lot to keep up with. We’re still signing some great players on D, it looks like our O line is getting enough fresh talent that it will remain strong, and we’ve got some young stars emerging in the secondary and at receiver (Rogers would be great to have, but he’s not a MUST HAVE in the way that Lattimore is for USC and Auburn, at least in 2010 while we still have AJ). But this year it does feel like we’re a few impact players short on D from hanging with the nation’s best.

I’m sure other coaches are trying to scare recruits away from our switch to the 3-4. Once we take the talent we have on D and show what we can do with it, that should change.

Pickin and Grinnin

February 2nd, 2010
4:29 pm

Yeah I think Robey left bc slick willie wooed him.

fayncdawg

February 2nd, 2010
4:35 pm

Robodawg, you make very good points. But remember that this year’s Bama D was composed of players who on average had less than four stars (barely averaged 3.5 stars). Georgia’s D was right at four stars. COACHING!!

Carl Spackler

February 2nd, 2010
4:36 pm

old dawg…couldn’t agree more about playing Cox last year…what purpose could that have served…now when you try to get a WR how do you sell it…Met is a QB that’s not athletic, unless he some how improved a whole bunch…Gray was a better QB than Met in HS, and with all his athletic ability he couldn’t grasp the QB position from Cox…Murray may be a better athlete than he is a QB and thats saying a lot…wonder what Charles, Brown, Wooten, etc. thought when they looked across the huddle at Cox last season…I know what AJ thought and you didn’t have to go any further than the exchange (or lack thereof) between Cox and Green on the sidelines during the bowl game when Cox hung him out like a piece of meat…recruits have to take into consideration the coaching staff when they see a mess like UGA had last year at QB, and thenanother school looks a little better…any more on Green from Tampa, heard it was down to FSU and UGA…

MattDawg

February 2nd, 2010
4:36 pm

Just saw that Rivals had Rogers as a Tennessee commit for about 5 minutes and now he is listed as uncommitted. I dont know if that was a slip up on rivals part or if he has already told them and they released it early.

Dawgs Own UT

February 2nd, 2010
4:39 pm

That 2009 GA loss to ut was a fluke. The dawgs and bama will be the top 2 in the SEC for years to come, since florida lost all their good coaches, a ton of talent, and hired a D coordinator who bombed out with the miami dolphins! Dawgs back on top in 2010–bet the house!

Mike Dawggin

February 2nd, 2010
4:55 pm

ESPN has Georgia’s recruiting class at #4, I think it might go up or down a little after tomorrow’s letters are signed.

it will be top 10 again though, no matter what.

http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/recruiting/classrankings?&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fncf%2frecruiting%2fclassrankings

SickandTired

February 2nd, 2010
4:55 pm

Hmmmm, Mark Richt trending down…can’t coach, now he can’t recruit…..the hand writing is on the wall…it’s over for him in Athens…..7-5 this fall and he’s gone.

DirtyDawg

February 2nd, 2010
5:04 pm

hey catsfly…you see there’s a difference in the kid ‘de-comminting’ to go to Tennessee and the one that’s jilted you guys to come to Georgia…exactly what it is I’m not sure except to say that the kid from Greenville has seen the light, and the Calhoun one has gone astray.

Suppose the fact that young Mr. Gates had wanted to play at Georgia – shoot, Greenville is basically an Athens bedroom community – all along but we were being too cheep with our OL offers. Rogers, on the other hand, seems to be influenced by the well-to-do father of his team-mate at Calhoun – we’ll see how that works out for him, his buddy and for Tennessee…assuming it happens that is.

ATLVOL55

February 2nd, 2010
5:05 pm

I’ll believe it when I see it…still think he will go to UGA. Come up to Rocky Top, Da’Rick, we would love to have you with Ambles as well…

Look this is no different then when UGA got Marlon Brown from Memphis last year..

Bottom line is TN currently has 1 (that’s right 1) player committed from the state of Tennessee and that is not that unusual. We have always had to go raid other states for players. Just look at the stats…most players in the NFL come from California, Florida, Texas, and fourth…the state of Georgia…

It is a miracle TN is as competitive as they are with such a lack of instate talent…that’s not sour grapes….just facts

Dr. Statisto

February 2nd, 2010
5:10 pm

Tennessee’s population is less than half that of Georgia. They are bound to have fewer prospects.

South FL Chapter of the Bulldog Nation

February 2nd, 2010
5:10 pm

wonderdawg…scout.com has Gates, but lists Robey as now having no interest in UGA.

Red Auerbach

February 2nd, 2010
5:12 pm

I’m pretty sure Rick Robey has no collegiate eligibility left.

Bruce

February 2nd, 2010
5:14 pm

The story I get from my relatives in Calhoun is that Nash Nance was at Darlington in Rome. His dad or his family paid for the artificial turf to be installed at Calhoun High School and Nash transferred back home to Calhoun and became the starting QB. Lets just hope Mr. Rogers is not part of a package deal just to get Mr. Nance a scholarship. Once again, I don’t know this as a fact, but this is what I was told.

dawgster

February 2nd, 2010
5:18 pm

Listen folks, if you think by losing Rogers is a sign that the dawg coaches are not doing their job you are highly mistaken…think about it, the kid is in the situation he is in with the Nance family and don’t know what is homelife is like or has been, but the relationship he has would be hard for any coach to overcome, other than Coach Richt offering a scholarship to the Nance kid, he didn’t for whatever reason and thus the wheels started turning for the Nance family and Rogers…Do you ever think that these kids make decisions for numerous reasons and does not always mean a failure in the coaching staff…A lot of these kids enjoy going out of state and playing, sometimes for immediate playing time, school tradition, the coaches, friends that are already there or sometimes just to go against what everyone thinks…Don’t get caught up or down about this years class…, everyone wanted coaches fired and that happened, thus we probably lost some recruits as did other programs…

Bill E. Goat

February 2nd, 2010
5:21 pm

Dawgs own UT

Youre a moron if you think UGA is anywhere close to UF in terms of talent or coaching. Get a clue.

dad with kid being recruited

February 2nd, 2010
5:23 pm

The problem with these sites, is that no one here is really in the know. Now my kid is not a top flight d1 prospect , but he did get tot go to some of the d1 schools on visits and I can tell you that some of these kids are being swayed by those who don’t have the kids best interests in heart. Rodgers is a prime example….Nash is not a d! prospect without rodgers,…his dad is a tool and up here in calhoun we all know it and have seen it since middles school. UGA fans if rodgers doens’t come to UGA..don’t sweat it .. College football is about linemen and QB the rest you can find from and small school…..look around the NFL and you will find alot of them from small schools….

not da'rick

February 2nd, 2010
5:26 pm

A calhoun source has confirmed that da’rick called Mark Richt last night and informed him that he will be signing with tennessee tomorrow.Oh well….Wear those ugly ass orange jerseys. They are almost as bad as tech’s. We’ll put the hit man Jakir Hamilton on you and see iff you catch a pass against us for 4 years. Don’t do it Da’rick…

Gen Neyland

February 2nd, 2010
5:29 pm

Are we having fun yet..?

Mrs. Vandebilt

February 2nd, 2010
5:32 pm

Bill, it’s a good thing Georgia signs a Top 10 recruiting class every year. Otherwise, Kentucky might have beaten you all by four or five touchdowns.

WAG

February 2nd, 2010
5:32 pm

I HAVE NOTICED THAN DA RICK IS NO LONGER ON UGAS WEBSITE AS A COMMIT. THEY TOOK HIM OFF NOT TOO LONG AGO. ROBEY WAS STILL ON RIVALS BUT NOT SCOUT.COM.

dad

February 2nd, 2010
5:34 pm

why the hell is a punk 18 yr old holding dawg nation by the nads….He does mean anything to this class except a star rating which if you read David Hales blog you will see that there is no direct correlation to success on Sat’s. We recruited need not stars…Remebrer last yr guys

WAG

February 2nd, 2010
5:40 pm

ROBEY IS GONE TOO. SEE YA. IF YOU DONT WANT TO BE A DAWG WE DONT NEED YA.

hammerhead

February 2nd, 2010
5:41 pm

If we need any help stopping Da’Rick and Nash Nance, we can just called the Buford coaching staff… They didn’t have any problem stopping Calhoun in the last two State Championship games.

hammerhead

February 2nd, 2010
5:42 pm

loopdawg

February 2nd, 2010
5:48 pm

if you guys needed confirmation as to whether we are dealing with an 18 year old man or boy why don’t you check out his Twitter http://twitter.com/darickrogers. Verbally arguing with angry fans. Real class act.

Bulldog59

February 2nd, 2010
5:56 pm

Any word on some of the other guys, like Christian Green?

Bulldog59

February 2nd, 2010
6:09 pm

I think Da’Rick will meet Jakar Hamilton and Baccari Rambo in a violent fashion in the fall. He will be a marked man as soon as he takes the field. Not to worry Da’Rick, UT’s offense, aka the “three and out” will limit our chances to hit you.

LifelongDawg

February 2nd, 2010
6:31 pm

I’ve learned that this ranking is not nearly as important as it appears. The idea is to get the most out them as you can on the field and educate them as much as possible in the classroom.

Carl Spackler

February 2nd, 2010
6:33 pm

Mike

February 2nd, 2010
7:27 pm

Everyone needs to keep 2 things foremost in their thoughts regarding Georgia’s football program this coming season – (1) Beating Florida, and (2) Playing for the conference championship in December. Nothing else matters, nothing. Not who the quarterback is going to be, not Da’Rick Rogers or Roy Rogers or Gene Autry or whoever deciding not to join the Bulldogs, not who the defensive coordinator is, not what defense will be run, etc.. If those 2 things don’t happen, the upcoming season will be a total bust. Fans and the University need to end the love fest with Mark Richt and start looking at reality. Just look at the numbers. The numbers don’t lie.

Fladawg

February 2nd, 2010
7:42 pm

Ritch is a man of his word…something that matters in the short and long run. Flip-Flop recruits are a dime a dozen. I am proud to be a dawg and very happy with how Ritch runs the program.

Greg

February 2nd, 2010
8:03 pm

Go Dawgs! Thanks to all of our coaches for showing class and doing a great job!

1966 Dawg

February 2nd, 2010
8:12 pm

Maybe Vols are giving Nash Nance and Da’Rick a free rent apartment as part of their deal like the one they are giving Jacques McLendon from Tennessee which I think NCAA should be checking out that is the word from one of Jacques coaches who thought he should go to GA

small town

February 2nd, 2010
9:06 pm

PANTS ON THE GROUND, PANTS ON THE GROUND! ORANGE HAT TURNED SIDEWAYS,
GOLD TOOTH IN THE MOUTH, DON’T ACT LIKE A FOOL!

Danny G

February 2nd, 2010
10:07 pm

Wow. I got censored and I didn’t cuss or anything, What is up with that ajc? Now I have another reason why I canceled my subscription years ago. Free Speech! Free Speech!!! You bunch of liberal pantywastes.

Bride of Chucky Knapp

February 2nd, 2010
10:37 pm

Vols, y’all are up way past your bedtime! Remember the short bus comes to pick you up at 7:30 a.m.!

DAWGBONE

February 2nd, 2010
10:53 pm

the “Creamsicle Nation” is melting! The only reason anyone would jump ship to rocky slop is the cubbard is bare. Who’s going to throw the rock to any WR in orange. You hire a coach with a losing record and then have the audacity to bash Richt. Sounds like Dawg envy to me. Pathetic hillbillies…

hind tit

February 2nd, 2010
11:35 pm

the ncaa needs to get a firm grip on this commitment crap. if they don’t their just as classless as these silly kids with their ear rings, nose rings, titty rings and whatever else they got stuck in their body. this is suposed to be about education first, which is free. if a kid calls the coach and the press and commits to a school after his jr. year having the grades should have to sign a letter of intent right then and there binding him to that school. that would stop this jerking the schools, coaches, and fans around. make them live up to their word.

the real OLD GOLD

February 2nd, 2010
11:59 pm

I’m from Calhoun, and I’ve heard first hand all you you flea bags talk about Rogers like he was a god on earth and lust over him in the stands at Calhoun (Yellow Jacket) football games for the past year and a half… Now all of a sudden he follows his best friend to UT and you bad mouth him. He’s going to a better school, with more loyal fans and a bigger stage to a place that can and will actually win championships.. Enjoy.

Rome Vol

February 3rd, 2010
12:02 am

Will believe it when he signs his letter….but it sounds for real. If so…..welcome to Big Orange Country!

RED DOG 77

February 3rd, 2010
12:03 am

UGA will get who we need, and mabe a few unexpected pickups on Wednesday. We already have the talent to compete for an SEC championship. More than likely it will take one year to polish a new QB and get the new 3-4 hitting on all cylinders. 2011 is fat with prospects, would love to save a few for then. 2010 will show a vast improvement over 2009, and 2011 should be our year to compete for the MNC.Da Rick Rogers ? Hell people by this fall you dont think the UGA coaching staff wont be able to teach Marlon Brown some downfield blocking…..Thats what kept big Marlon off the field……seriously DOG NATION we will be just fine, dont listen to the ‘CRAP ARTISTS’ who post here……GO DOGS !!!! GATA !!!!!

aubietiger

February 3rd, 2010
12:04 am

Sounds like Da’Rick made a wise decision. UT is on the way up in the east….GA not so much. War Eagle!!!

CrimsonTideBaby

February 3rd, 2010
12:07 am

Just watch the puppies turn tomorrow. If Rogers reverses and signs with the pups….he is the best thing ever. If he signs with UT….we don’t need him…he is terrible, etc. Ga is the worst fan base ever. Hope the guy goes to Knoxville. Roll Tide!

HomoDawg

February 3rd, 2010
12:24 am

Paul Johnson is SOOO ugly!!! Turkey neck!! Man boobs!!! EWWWWWW.

Ken at kgussports.blogspot.com

February 3rd, 2010
1:44 am

Brett Favre was not highly recruited out of high school and neither was Doug Flutie. the “star” system is subjective. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

BuLLdawg

February 3rd, 2010
6:05 am

How are they going to work on the Cow Palace, the Stegosaurus, and play the sports that are in there when what is needed in the first place is a properly designed facility somewhere else from the ground up so that we can compete in the sports that are to be held in it.

This is going to be a very poor recruiting class for UGA. At this point, we are ranked the Number 15 Scout.com and the Number 16 Rivals.com recruiting class in football in the nation, by far the worse recruiting class for UGA. We have added some recent commitments and the recent commitments are just warm bodies with none of the recent commitments impact players and none of the recent commitments the holes we all see so glaringly. We started this recruiting class off right. We need to have some big good surprises today, such as a top running back, a tall fast secondary, a tall fast wide receiver, a great linebacker, and another defensive tackle.

What is going on in our Bulldogs’ Football Program 4 of the 5 now current years ? 3 of the last 4 years have been huge disappointments, and now we start this season like this. The recruits we did not get on offense are an indictment on the coaching staff for Coach Richt’s Offense. It is going to be a long year, and this then makes it 4 of the last 5 years that we will have a long year.

Sad.

We have 7 of our recruit commitments who are not considered very highly at their position, nor even as football athletes in the state they are from. This is a bad recruiting class, and it will be written that it is a bad recruiting class.

It is the worst recruiting class of the Coach Richt Era by a long long long long way.

We are officially in decline, and it is too bad because we will field a very good defense this season and we have the 2 best kickers in the nation on one team. So, where is the problem that 7 scholarships are given to warm bodies and 20 other schools are adding a lot more than we are today with us coming off an 8-5 year in which we lost to Florida again, lost to Tennessee (7-6) again, lost to LSU again, lost to Oklahoma State who even Houston beat, but not us; and for good measure lost to Kentucky (7-6.)

We end the season just over not ranked in the AP Poll and not ranked in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. We start this 4 year of the last 5 now disappointing years likely as not, unranked, and the first thing everyone is going to say is that you had a unranked year 8-5 played in a sorry bowl game in Shreveport, and piled on the dead last worst recruiting class in the Coach Richt Era.

Damn it is all I can say.

Gatorguy

February 3rd, 2010
7:42 am

Has it started with you mutties yet? “greatest recruiting class ever!…. National Championship! …..alll these recruits!..blah, blah…same ol’ GA”
BTW
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((41-17))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
7 out of 9
17 out of 20

Goofy fan #123432

February 3rd, 2010
8:54 am

We should just make these players commit before they begin their sophomore year in high school! That’ll prevent all these players changing their minds. We can’t have these kids going to whatever school they want! Make them go to the school WE want them to!

TommyJack

February 3rd, 2010
9:12 am

One thing comes out of this for sure. Dawg fans have brought whiney, titty-baby cryin to a new level.

98utvols

February 3rd, 2010
9:26 am

Go vols baby, payback for marlon brown. sorry guys and best of luck next year.

War Eagle

February 3rd, 2010
1:46 pm

Rogers made a mockery out of UGA, he will not help Tenn. program, you need character behind all those stars
Auburn had its best recruiting year ever, finishing fifth behind Florida, Texas,Oklahoma and bama.
CTT is 32nd at Texas Tech. I wish him the best, he will win in the Big 12

CRDog

February 3rd, 2010
4:45 pm

When you look at the North Ave. trade school and the success they have had with kids that were not highly touted it is clear that the kids with true character and the programs that consistently provide guidance to these great kids win in the long run. Thanks go out to all the coaches and the people of the UGA family for many years of entertainment and developement not just of atheletes but of great men and women for our society.

vman

February 4th, 2010
8:03 pm

Dirty Dog arrogance is not a word that you should in any way put as a character of any Vols fan. We are and have been down for a while but we still have pride in our school. You bulldog fans have had a team that in the past few years have been pre-season pick to not only win the SEC but be in the hunt supposedly for a National Championship just to under acheive and fail just to go back to the glory days of Hersal Walker. When we had our chance we did close the deal. The Vols have owned the Dawgs for a while with subpar talent. Arrogance no loyalty yes. As for rodgers the decision to have a chance to have a impact early was the right choice. Bulldogs nor Vols have a change at any real national sucess and marginal chance of SEC domination. Florida Bama LSU have a long time coming, they will own the SEC for the next few years get over it Hershal aint coming back to save the dogs and Peyton will get 2nd Super bowl trophy. GO VOLSSSSS Good luck Nance and Rodgers Bring Home another SEC Title to UT!!!!!!!!

mike nance

February 5th, 2010
9:10 pm

hell yeh because i bought him a new car so my son can get into tennessee. im rich