Bulldog Bites: Spring to-do list for UGA quarterbacks

Buck Belue has advice for Zach Mettenberger and the other Georgia QBs. (Bob Andres / AJC)

Buck Belue has advice for Zach Mettenberger and the other Georgia QBs. (Bob Andres / AJC)

Georgia QB-turned-sportscaster Buck Belue looks at the Dogs’ three-way spring competition for the starting quarterback’s job in his latest blog entry. Belue believes Mike Bobo will be thinking more bootlegs and roll-outs this year, which should suit two of the candidates, redshirt junior Logan Gray and redshirt freshman Aaron Murray. The other redshirt freshman, Zach Mettenberger, is more of a pocket passer.

Buck assesses what each of the candidates needs to do this spring:

The big thing for Gray, he says, “is proving he can be successful in the pocket, working the short to intermediate passing game.”

Mettenberger, who had troubles with accuracy and footwork in last year’s spring game but has pronounced himself “10 times better” this year, “gets downfield in a hurry. There is some zip on it,” Belue says. His estimation of what Mettenberger needs to show this spring: accuracy and handling the pass rush. “But if he’s 10 times better than last year, this will be something to see.”

As for the popular favorite to win the starting job, Belue says Murray “showed me last spring that he can stand in the pocket and wing it around and escape out of the pocket and make plays on the run. Throws a catchable ball. The thing with Aaron is just staying healthy. The last two years he’s had a broken leg and a bum arm.”

Belue says the best advice he can give the two younger quaterbacks is: “1. Step into the huddle and take charge. Project confidence. 2. Execute the offense. Limit the mistakes. Show them you are serious about winning.”

It should be an interesting G-Day.

SENDING A MESSAGE … A BIT LATE

One of the proposals unveiled this week by the NCAA’s Football Rules Committee (which still must be approved by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel) would require players who wear eye black to use solid black, with no words, logos, numbers or other symbols. That hasn’t been a really big deal with the Dogs, though Washaun Ealey did sport “I run this state” eye blacks in the Tech game. But it would have limited the Rev. Tim Tebow’s on-field ministry considerably. Interesting, though, that they waited until Tebow was gone to make this proposal.

FANTASY CONFERENCES, ANYONE?

The unconfirmed report in a Kansas paper this past week that the Big 10 was talking to Texas about switching over from the Big 12 isn’t taken seriously by many college football observers, but it has provided another opportunity for bloggers to engage in various unlikely what-if scenarios.

Coaches Hot Seat doesn’t see Texas making the move to the Big 10 but proposes that the conference should expand to 14 teams and suggests it poach Kentucky from the SEC as one of them. (Kentucky??!!)  In the wake of that, the Hot Seat suggests that Georgia Tech could return to the SEC to take the Wildcats’ place, a move that the blog says might make it an even better conference “and add the Atlanta TV market, which they already have a sizable hold over.” (Understatement alert: UGA owns the Atlanta TV market.) With the loss of Tech, the Hot Seat proposes the ACC merge with the Big East to form an “uber” conference of 18 teams.

It’s all nonsense, but fun nonsense. So I’ll throw out this question: If the SEC were to lose a team, which school would you like to see take its place?

BACK ON TRACK

The ninth-ranked Gym Dogs posted a big win over over No. 3 Arkansas Friday night at a pinked-out Stegeman Coliseum. The win, Georgia’s second, makes them 3-0 at home this season and improves their record to 3-3 overall. The meet with the Hogettes will be televised on a tape-delay basis at 9 p.m. on Feb. 20 on Fox Sports Net.

UGA WINTER SPORTS DIVISION

They shut down classes early over in Athens on Friday because of the snow, which meant one thing, The Red and Black reports: The dining halls had to remove all their trays to keep students from taking them as makeshift sleds. I’m sure the kids still found ways to amuse themselves. I remember one ice storm a few years back where the students took over Baxter Street and refused to allow any cars up the hill, pushing them backwards down the slick road. Ah, college life!

184 comments Add your comment

Hello BuLLdaug

February 14th, 2010
12:21 pm

Logan as the starter….and daugs think they will be better? even with the addition of cupcakes again this year? Logan?

atl-xmen

February 14th, 2010
12:25 pm

again..his coaching staff is just fine. when they have 3 to 4 years with their players, the results are top notch. richt staff is one of the topps in college football just about every year. the players just need time to learn the system which takes 3 or so years for most players. the better ones figure out faster of course but the avg player needs time. that goes for all college sports.

atl-xmen

February 14th, 2010
12:32 pm

i think arron will be the guy and uga will be much better with another year under the young guys belts.

BuLLdawg

February 14th, 2010
12:32 pm

Coach Richt beat 3 Top 10 teams in The SEC in the Final AP Poll.

That’s very good.

I like beating 3 Top 10 teams in The SEC in the Final AP Poll.

David Greene beat vols who ended up in the Top 10 Final AP Poll # 4 vols 2001

He never accomplished it again.

DJ Shockley beat the LSU Tigers in 2005 who was # 6 Final AP Poll LSU 2005.

Oh, yeah Matthew Stafford beat # 9 Final AP Poll Auburn in 2006.

None since and none otherwise.

We have played in fact 11 games against SEC Top 10 teams in the Final AP Poll.

Won 3

Lost 8

3 Final AP Poll Top 10 teams we beat # 9 Auburn 2006, # 6 LSU 2005 and # 4 vols 2001.

Certainly, # 13 GA tek this season is a great win, # 13 Florida 2007 is a great win, # 15 Auburn 2007 is a great win, # 9 Auburn 2006 is a great win, # 6 LSU 2005 is a great win, # 15 vols in 2003 is a great win David Greene, # 14 Auburn and # 11 Alabama 2002 are both great wins David Greene, and the 2001 David Greene win over the vols # 4 is a great win the win that knocked the cap off UGA’s program trying to repair ourselves after the Ray Goof Era still all those years later.

INCONSISTENT B.S.

17 WINS I love every 1 of over Final AP Poll Top 25 teams.

27 LOSSES to Final AP Poll Top 25 teams or teams UNRANKED.

19-18 vs. The Top 5 SEC teams in the Coach Richt Era.

Ray Goof would not have won those 17 against Final AP Poll Top 25, none of them.

17 WINS I love every 1 of over Final AP Poll Top 25 teams.

27 LOSSES to Final AP Poll Top 25 teams or teams UNRANKED.

19-18 vs. The Top 5 SEC teams in the Coach Richt Era.

I am not saying fire Coach Richt. His entire coaching staff, is quite another matter – as I have detailed the lack of experience by each of them at the position they are coaching and their :

It’s a 14-game season and we average 10 wins.

Satisfied ? I’d rather Coach Richt than anyone else.

But, I don’t care for his coaching staff one damn bit.

If you can’t hear that, that sir, is your problem – not mine.

I am NOT satisfied with this offense, and YOU ARE atl-xmen by the way, why have I never seen that handle in my lifetime ?

atl-xmen

February 14th, 2010
12:34 pm

where is bulldawgs resume’?

here is bobo’s

atl-xmen

February 14th, 2010
12:34 pm

Enter your comments Mike Bobo, one of the most prolific passers in University of Georgia history, was promoted to offensive coordinator in December, 2006, after serving as quarterbacks coach the previous six years. He was brought back home by head coach Mark Richt in January, 2001, after serving one year as assistant coach at Jacksonville State University and two years as an administrative assistant and graduate assistant at UGA in 1998 and ‘99.

During his eight years at UGA, he has been part of a staff that has led Georgia to 82 victories, two SEC championships, three SEC Eastern Division titles, six bowl victories, and six top ten finishes in the final national polls including No. 2 in 2007 and No. 3 in 2002.

Coaching Experience:
1998, Georgia (Administrative Assistant); 1999, Georgia (Graduate Assistant); 2000, Jacksonville State (QB’s); 2001-present,Georgia (Quarterbacks); 2007-09, Georgia (Offensive Coordinator/QB’s)

Playing Experience:
Georgia (1993-97) — Finished his playing career ranked second in the Georgia record books in passing yards (6,334), pass attempts (766), pass completions (445), and TD passes (38)… team captain in 1996 and 1997.. .MVP of the 1998 Outback Bowl… Thomasville H.S. (1990-93) — USA Today Georgia Player of the Year…Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class AAA Offensive Player of the Year… broke every school and region career passing mark and the Georgia high school career yardage record.

He’s also coached Matthew Stafford, the first pick of the 2009 NFL draft (Lions), and the winningest quarterback in NCAA Division 1-A history–David Greene–who won 42 games as a starter and set the Bulldog and SEC records for Career Passing Yards (11,528). In 2002, the Bulldogs finished as the SEC’s top scoring (32.14 ppg) and pass efficiency (138.91) offense. His 2005 QB, D.J. Shockley, earned All-SEC first team honors and led the SEC in passing efficiency (148.3). Bobo also filled in as the Bulldogs’ running backs coach for part of the ‘02 season and TB Musa Smith earned consensus All-SEC honors.

A four-year letterman for the Bulldogs from 1994-97, Bobo is coaching on the same field where he became a record-setting quarterback. A native of Thomasville, Ga., Bobo finished his Bulldog career leading the team in passing in both 1996 and ‘97. He currently ranks high in the Georgia passing record books in several categories including: season completion percentage (first, 65.0%, 1997), season passing efficiency rating (first, 155.80, 1997), career pass attempts, third, 755), career pass completions (third, 445), season passing yards (third, 2,751, 1997), career passing yards (third, 6,334), season TD passes (third, 19), career TD passes (second, 38), most passing yards by a junior (second, 2,440), most passing yards by a senior (second, 3,396), and career total offense (third, 6,054).

Bobo also set a Georgia record completing 19 consecutive passes leading Georgia to a 33-6 victory over Wisconsin in the 1998 Outback Bowl. He completed 26 of 28 passes for 267 yards and one touchdown and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.

Elected team captain (1996-97) and permanent team captain of the 1997 Bulldogs, Bobo was named the SEC’s Offensive Player of the Week twice following performances against South Carolina (19×33, 285 yards, two TD’s) and Georgia Tech (30×39, 415 yards, 4 TD’s).

As a star quarterback at Thomasville High School, Bobo was named the 1993 Georgia Player of the Year by both USA Today and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. As a senior, he completed 143×245 passes for 2,477 yards and 23 TD’s. In his career, he completed 329×590 passes for 5,167 yards and 42 TD’s. He also rushed for 15 TD’s.

He is married to the former Lainie Meshad. They have five children, a son, Drew, 4; triplets – Olivia, Jake and Ava Grace 2 and Kate born Sept. 28, 2007

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dawgcrzy

February 14th, 2010
12:37 pm

Damn Bulldawg, you are the smartest person on this blog,I mean hell CMR should just fire Bobo today. You are the obvious choice for OC. Nobody cares about your long winded blogs.If I wanted to read a book I would go to Borders.If my life was as depressing as yours I would just kill myself.Do us all a favor and pick another team.

BuLLdawg

February 14th, 2010
12:45 pm

I never said we did not have great players.

We do.

We have had.

Comparing how many wins

when we play or should be playing 14-game seasons nowadays

means nothing.

Oingo Boingo

February 14th, 2010
12:47 pm

Yet, he still SUCKS as an OC. Sorry!

BuLLdawg

February 14th, 2010
12:49 pm

11 games was the entire season in 1969.

14 games nowadays atl-xmen.

That’s 3 MORE GAMES PLAYED today than in 1969.

And, you want to compare JUST how many WINS Coach Richt has today to coaches in 1969.

Compare LOSSES.

atl-xmen

February 14th, 2010
12:49 pm

the offense is a pro style offense in which i would love to play in as it will prepare me for the pros better than any other offense out there in college football. i love this style offense. you have to be smart to run it and when ran correctly( no stupid turnovers or dropped passes) is one of the most difficult to defend. this offense will always look better when more upperclassmen run it but the last few years due to injuries and jrs leaving early for the pros has led to some inconsistant play. which i will take as the end results will usually end in a victory. cant fault this staff when they ask these young players to step up and produce and they come up a little short at times. players have to step up. the coaches dont always make the right call sometimes but most of the time its the players fault for making a mistake. these mistakes will dissappear when the players become jrs and seniors. the trick is having the jrs and seniors sticking around.

atl-xmen

February 14th, 2010
12:54 pm

you have to compare the whole body of work not just the wins or losses..and the results with this staff are top 5 the past 9 years.

bobo knows football as he has played and has coached under one of the best coaches in football in richt.

GaDawg

February 14th, 2010
12:58 pm

RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRUN THE DAMN’ BALL!!!

atl-xmen

February 14th, 2010
1:03 pm

running is fine but so is passing. if a team can do both it will be harder to defend. ga tech runs the ball alllll the time and when that gets shut down..lights out ball game over….

AltamahaDawg

February 14th, 2010
1:14 pm

Why does everybody think that not running the ball is a function of not wanting to? I am amazed at the pass that OL coach gets when disecting what has been wrong. I am not saying its all his “fault”. In all fairmess, he has hasn’t been involved with recruiting but one good year, and has been dealt some serious injuries. But its damn sure his responsibility and it seems to me that in the “blame game”, he would be a lot more obvious target than making the absurd argument that the OC doesn’t want to or attempt to run the ball, when the entire world knows better and we all saw what happened when we tried.

BuLLdawg

February 14th, 2010
1:20 pm

According to you, we had 1 great year 2008 :

We had Knowshon Moreno, AJ Green and Matthew Stafford.

2008 #56 Rush Offense #116 Most Penalties in nation 10 interceptions 19 fumbles

2008-2009 we beat really no one # 24 Michigan St no business being ranked.

The only Top 25 Final AP Poll team we beat 2008 ? Number 24 Michigan State.

Michigan State had NO DAMN BUSINESS BEING RANKED in the Top 25.

And, YOU SIR, know that.

LOST 2008 to Georgia tek # 22, otherwise they aren’t ranked.

LOST 2008 to Alabama, who has a LOT better coaching staff than us, too.

LOST 2008 to Florida, 2-7 vs. Florida who owns Coach Richt’s coaching staff.

We started the season 2008 as # 1 team in the nation. The 1st time ever for any Georgia Bulldog football team.

We then gave up

31 consecutive points to Alabama

42 consecutive points to Florida

29 consecutive points to Georgia tek

Played not 1 Top 25 Final AP Poll team, except those 3 all season.

LOST all those 3.

Played a horrible Michigan State team in a meaningless bowl game no one watched, not considered a good bowl game against a good bowl opponent.

Ended up DROPPING 13 places in the polls.

Had we started out # 13 as we ended up on the Final AP Poll Top 25, we WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN RANKED AT ALL.

And, you think that is great ?

Yellow Fuzz

February 14th, 2010
1:32 pm

Hello? Shouldn’t you rednecks be watching NASCAR’s biggest event, the D-500, instead of yickty yacking Ga. football? Isn’t this like your nirvana? Cold PBR, fried chicken, fellow necks over at the trailer with their favorite car driver’s number plastered to the back of the pick up truck. Perfect image, huh?

Sic' 'em

February 14th, 2010
1:35 pm

Kind of like Bama?

Dawg Tired

February 14th, 2010
1:36 pm

Seems like the only redneck keeping up with NASCAR is Yellow Fuzz. Who’s winning? BTW, this site is for those who want to “yickty yack” Georgia football. That would seem to eliminate NASCAR fans like you.

Yellow Fuzz

February 14th, 2010
1:52 pm

See, Dawg Tired, as soon as I mentioned “NASCAR”, these boards cleared. Classic!

Dawg Tired

February 14th, 2010
3:03 pm

Actually I think BuLLdawg died. He seemed to be hogging the board.

Without-a-clue

February 14th, 2010
4:18 pm

BuLLdawg: Do you actually think anyone reads that crap? We just wear out our scrollers. And btw, you are overly impressed by statistics and yourself. Further, it has been my misfortune to know a few nerds in my time and you, sir, are a nerd! Now, take a break. No, a compound fracture is not required, but it would be a start.

RED DOG 77

February 14th, 2010
4:59 pm

Ol BuLLdawg had been sort of quiet last week…….Knew it couldnt last too long……now he is back to writing books on here again…….BuLLdawg, go take a long nap, learn checkers, take up fishing, take your meds, try golf mabe tennis [ better wait a while on the hunting thing]……But, please BuLLdawg……..just go away for a while, like you did last week…..Thanks for your consideration, RED

Circus Act

February 14th, 2010
5:05 pm

Its CMR STUPIDS !!!!!!! HE aint gonna win the BIG PRIZE while the head coach at UGA. BANK ON IT YOU BLIND LEG HUMPING HOMERS !!!!!

Standing on the sidelines

February 14th, 2010
5:56 pm

Some of you get too worked up about Richt and his “staph”. Richt will probably be history in a couple years, and you won’t have to worry about Bobo’s ability or lack thereof. Let Richt get his highly paid, some would say overpaid, “butt” kicked by Urban a time or two more—thank the Lord Saban’s off the schedule for awhile—and old Mark will be hitting the road just like Willie. I bet old Willie can’t wait.

BuLLdawg

February 14th, 2010
6:11 pm

atl-xmen,

You have more excuses than a pregnant nun.

Dawg 39

February 14th, 2010
6:48 pm

I am very impressed by this site. It is my favorite site/blog ? not only because of the subjects discussed but also by the number of comments it generates. Please keep it up.

Isn't it true...

February 14th, 2010
7:08 pm

Isn’t it true that most teams play a schedule that insures them 5, 6, or depending on the conference, maybe 7 wins……just couldn’t it be that teams aren’t beating the teams that they must to achieve a nice winning %…just think how bad everyone thought last season was and yet the team still had 8 wins…

Take a look at the 2010 schedule…does this strike fear into anyone; looks like 7 sure wins and a few more big possibilities for the “W column”…

Louisiana, South Carolina, Ark, Miss St, Colorado, Tenn, Vandy, Kentucky, Fla, Idaho St, Auburn, Tech…who’s the toughies on this schedule? Tenn, Kentucky have new HC’s, South Carolina lost their all world LB, Fl, lost just about everyone, Auburn is still rebuilding, Colorado hasn’t fielded a a strong team for long while, then you have Idaho State, so I guess it’s just Ark & Ga Tech who have the best chance of victories…so there you have it, another at least 8 or maybe 10 win season…UGA has the horses to make this their year, planets are aligned…it looks like the making of a good season…the coaching could be the difference between playing for the NC, or Tampa and the OutBack Bowl…

Dawg 39

February 14th, 2010
7:48 pm

CMR is a pretty good QB coach, play caller, & OC. IF CMB was not, CMR would be the first to know. I think I will believe him instead of the Bobo Bashers. Just saying. Also, I once was there for 39 out of 40 GA./Fla. games. CMR is not going anywhere for the next 4 years and we now have the best HC and the best staff we have had in the 60 years that I have been a loyal,avid, & knowledgeable DAWG FAN. Just Saying.

buzzDawg

February 14th, 2010
8:16 pm

BuLLdawg – please take your meds.

RED DOG 77

February 15th, 2010
12:21 am

buzzDawg…….Hold him down ol buddy, I’ ll personally cram his meds down his throat…..and then the sun will shine and the birds will sing…….and all will be good……RED

shane#1

February 15th, 2010
2:45 am

Oh Great Dog of BuLL, I am going to lay it out for you my friend. Championship teams are built from the top down, and by top I don’t mean Evans and Richt. Can you picture a weding cake? Good! Try to follow along now, the bottom layer is the players, next comes the assistant coaches, then Richt and Evans, next is Adams and the Trusrees, then the Gov, ‘ol Sonny himself. Now Sonny would like to win a BCSNC, he played at UGA, and Adams would like his picture made with a crystal football, and the Trustees would like to win also. But there is one problem with this happy picture, Sonny and the Trustees don’t want to spend any more money and Adams is their yes man. Could Richt have hired a better OC than Bobo? Yep! Would the higher ups have paid for it? Nope! Could Richt have had his indoor practice field? Yes. Would the Trustees approve the spending? Well, you can answer that. Could Evans have built a top knotch bball program? Yes again! He won’t though, because the Trustees and the big money boys don’t give a damn about basketball. If the higher ups at UGA cared about bball at all UGA would have had an elite program 40 years ago. If they cared about a NC at UGA 1980 would not have been the last NC. While I am at it, you blame Bobo for UGA’s problems in recruiting, well chew on this. Would you like to go to a town where you are arrested for jaywalking, or making an illegal turn on a Mo-Ped, or driving a scooter without a liscence? Then a certain Trustee beats his neighbor bloody in broad daylight and because he is a Trustee and white and rich he doesn’t spend one night in jail. If I was a streetwise young black athlete Athens is the last place I would go. So ‘ol buddy, Richt and Bobo are what we have and we are lucky to have them. You might as well relax and enjoy the season because as long as that cash cow keeps churning out the dough Adams and Sonny’s boys ain’t changing a thing.

BuLLdawg

February 15th, 2010
5:56 am

QUOTE :

AltamahaDawg

February 12th, 2010 10:13 am

“Joe Cox’ sore arm had ZERO to do with… He threw the ball as well as anybody, especially the long ball. And his arm had nothing to with not being able to… THAT’S what we all saw how that worked out.”

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B.S. Joe Cox threw the ball as well as ANYBODY, especially the long ball.

B.S.

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RED DOG 77

“we ,my friends will begin winning championships like Fla has in recent years…….It is our turn now”

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So, RED DOG 77, you say that Coach Richt has admitted that Mike Bobo is 1 not getting the job done and 2 needs help in this On-the-Job-Training Program of handing Mike Bobo the Offensive Coordinator Job when he just isn’t ready yet. You say that Coach Richt could see that Bobo was not ready yet.

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Excuse me, that is what I have been saying all along.

And, I have proved it.

2009 we beat Georgia tek ranked # 13 in the Final AP Poll, which hardly salvages the season with 3 Losses to teams NOT RANKED in the Final AP Poll Top 25 in Loss to Kentucky 7-6, Loss to Oklahoma State not in the Top 25 Final AP Poll and Loss to Tennessee vols 7-6. And, don’t forget that LSU beat not 1 Top 25 Final AP Poll team all season long and we lost to them too. We also Lost to Top 25 Florida team we played in addition to all these Losses against teams NOT RANKED in the Final AP Poll Top 25 and to LSU who beat no one.

2009 we had poor games on Offense against Oklahoma State, Arizona State, LSU, Tennessee vols, Florida and Kentucky.

2008 we beat NO Top 25 Final AP Poll team except for Michigan State, who had no business whatsoever being ranked in the Top 25 Final AP Poll. That is IT for wins in 2008. As for Losses, we gave up 31, 42 and 29 consecutive points and no that does not mean that just the Defense needed new coaching staff to give up consecutive points over 5 and 7 touchdowns, it means the offense was not performing as well, very clearly. 31 consecutive points and Loss to Alabama. 42 consecutive points and Loss to Florida and 29 consecutive points and Loss to Georgia tek. This for the only Bulldog football team EVER ranked # 1 to begin the season. This year 2008 was very simply one of the most disappointing years in Bulldog history. Had we started the season at # 13 where we ended up in the Final AP Poll, we would NOT have been ranked. Michigan State ? That makes us a Top 25 team ? I think not. Michigan State is the ONLY Top 25 Final AP Poll team we beat and they had no business whatsoever being ranked at all.

2008 We had poor games on Offense against South Carolina, Florida, Auburn, Michigan State, Arizona State, and Vandie.

2007 We completed the entire sweep by the whole SEC East in consecutive losses by losing the 1st game of the year against SEC East competition to South Carolina scoring only 12 points and for good measure we lost the Next SEC East Game too taking us completely out of the picture in the SEC East and removed ourselves from the National Stage, with only a lousy bowl opponent # 19 Hawaii in the Final AP Poll. We never get to play a great opponent in a big National State Bowl Game against a Great Opponent. Not under Coach Richt we have NOT.

2007 We had poor games on Offense against Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee vols and Vandie.

2006 We beat # 19 Virginia Tech and # 9 Auburn. We Lost to the vols who ended up # 25 Final AP Poll otherwise the vols are not ranked. We Lost to Vandie, Lost to Florida, Lost to Kentucky. Vandie lost 8 games 2006 but not to us. Kentucky was another unranked team besides Vandie we Lost to in 2006. This was a very disappointing year losing to EVERY SEC East team except for South Carolina, whom we promptly went right out and lost to to begin the 2007 campaign scoring 12 points.

2006 We had poor games on Offense against Colorado, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Vandie, Mississippi State, Florida, Kentucky, and Georgia tek.

2006 #79 Pass Offense #90 Total Offense #70 Penalty 16 interceptions 22 fumbles

2007 #84 Pass Offense #74 Total Offense # 85 Penalty 10 interceptions 18 fumbles

2008 #56 Rush Offense #116 Most Penalties in nation 10 interceptions 19 fumbles

2009 #80 Pass Offense #75 Total Offense #113 Penalty 17 interceptions 23 fumbles

8 Losses in 9 years Coach Richt Era vs team not ranked Top 25 Final AP Poll

3 wins in 11 games Coach Richt Era vs SEC teams in Top 10 Final AP Poll

17-19 vs Top 25 Final AP Poll teams in all games The Coach Mark Richt Era

Coach Richt succeeded from Offensive Coordinator in 2006 giving that title to Neil Callaway until his DUI 2006, when Mike Bobo was the Quarterbacks’ Coach and now you say Coach Richt is taking that job over too, according to you RED DOG 77.

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Coach Richt Era compared to. Final AP Poll Top 25 teams :

LOST 2009 to Oklahoma State, UNRANKED Final AP Top 25.

LOST 2009 to LSU # 17, otherwise they aren’t ranked, LSU beat no one..

LOST 2009 to vols UNRANKED 7-6 team otherwise not winning record.

LOST 2009 to Florida, 2-7 vs. Florida who owns Coach Richt.

LOST 2009 to Kentucky UNRANKED 7-6 team otherwise not winning record.

LOST 2008 to Georgia tek # 22, otherwise they aren’t ranked.

LOST 2008 to Alabama, who has better coach too.

LOST 2008 to Florida, 2-7 vs. Florida who owns Coach Richt.

LOST 2007 to South Carolina UNRANKED 6-6 not even in bowl game.

LOST 2007 to vols, who therefore Won SEC East thanks to blowout.

LOST 2006 to vols, # 25 otherwise they aren’t ranked – obviously too.

LOST 2006 to Vandie UNRANKED a 4-8 team for God’s sake. B.S.

LOST 2006 to Florida, 2-7 vs. Florida who owns Coach Richt.

LOST 2006 to Kentucky UNRANKED Vandie and KY not good teams.

What are you saying RED DOG 77 that Coach Richt was asleep at the wheel ? Not doing his job ? That now according to you without any quote of Coach Richt, that Coach Richt is taking back over the play calls ? That now according to you without any quote of Coach Richt, that Coach Richt says Mike Bobo is not ready to be Offensive Coordinator.

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RED DOG 77

February 15th, 2010
12:53 am

“For those who say coach Bobo this and coach Bobo that…..Heck folks, CMR said it plain and clear, come 2010, he was going to get back to ‘hands on’ coaching of the QBs and O…….Coach Bobo is very bright, but I believe CMR saw that he was not quite ready to handle the O all by himself.”

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BuLLdawg

February 15th, 2010
6:36 am

More excuses than a pregnant Nun. Now, the excuse is that Coach Richt knew it all along that Mike Bobo has not been teaching the Quarterbacks here a damn thing and could not perform that job, and that Coach Richt knew it all along that Mike Bobo OJT as OC did NOT work out either, obviously, and is going to take over the play calls again and decide just who in the hell gets redshirted and who does not, and who starts and who does not.

“CMR saw that coach Bobo was not quite ready to handle the O all by himself.” RED DOG 77

We have to spend $750,000 for 11-year NFL Veteran Defensive Coordinator and more than that for the rest of the Defensive Staff, but the issues on Offense, RED DOG 77 says Coach Richt knew all along and now will do all that by himself, and recruit, and be head coach, and decide all the Offense’s WASTED TALENT, and all the color schemes for our uniforms and and answer all the press interviews and figure out who is going to be the Special Teams’ coach and how to improve on our kick-off coverage playing our better players, not walk-ons, and getting involved more in his not wanting to play the game in JAX every year, and figuring out who to vote for in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll, and lobbying for our bowl opponent finally just 1 time in 10 years now to be an actual top-ranked team on The National Stage.

RED DOG 77

February 15th, 2010
6:59 am

Mr. BuLLdawg…….What I said was: CMR said he was going to take a more’ hands on’ role with the QBs and O. Yes, and I did say, though coach Mike Bobo is very bright, CMR sees that handling all of the O duties, plus QB coaching might be a little premature at this time. Thats a pretty big job to handle by ones self, wouldnt you say Bd………..See there you can make a point with just a few lines. ……….Now BuLLdawg…….go to work, or get a job, or go play tennis, or ride your bike, skip a rope, play some checkers, take your meds, go to bed…..just leave me the heck alone, you make my butt burn……so dadgummitt, go away ! With kindest Best Regards, RED

AltamahaDawg

February 15th, 2010
9:23 am

Messenger, if you are going to “quote” me, then do it. Don’t CUT it up to suit your lil childish point and EDIT OUT the real point to my statement. How pathetic is that?

AltamahaDawg

February 15th, 2010
9:44 am

“Joe Cox’ sore arm had ZERO to do with….POOR DECISIONS. OR HIS LEAD ON CROSSING PATTERNS. He THREW as well as anybody, especially the long ball. And his arm had nothing to with NOT BEING ABLE TO RUN THE BALL. THAT’S what we all saw how that worked out.”

Thats what I said. But of cource you knew that. This being your 3rd attempt at your pitiful little insult.

Joe Cox’ THROWING mechanics were fine. His sore arm , which you contended was the reason we do NOT want Murray as QB, and its not why we lost games. “we tried a QB with a sore arm, and we all saw how that worked out”. Oh really? we saw the sore arm was the culprit? we all saw that did we? and anybody who ever had a sore arm can never be a good QB? from now on? Because every case is exactly the same? So we all saw how we don’t want Murray now??????Huh genious.

It’s interesting how you question why we did play a sore arm, but you slam the coaching staff for not playing an injured RB sooner. Hm, now what could the agenda be?

Murray

February 15th, 2010
9:53 am

is the future. Enough said.

atl-xmen

February 15th, 2010
10:15 am

and the future is very bright. bobo will have murray ready to go and with a great running game should have less pressure on him unlike joe cox had last year.

Ivan Vasilii Vladivostok, aka "Pasha dat a$$"

February 15th, 2010
12:03 pm

SOMEBODY SHOOT THESE A$$HOLES WRITING THEIR SPORTS NOVELS ON A BLOG!!!!!!!!!

AltamahaDawg

February 15th, 2010
12:16 pm

Oh no it wasnt pressure from not being able to run the ball till the season was mostly over, it was his “sore arm”. That was the problem, atl-xmen, his sore arm. Of cource that certainly muddies the argument that it was all play calling, because as we all saw, you can never have any success with a QB having a sore arm.

atl-xmen

February 15th, 2010
12:50 pm

joe cox arm was fine enough to throw 20 plus tds. when a defense doesnt have to worry about a running game it becomes really hard to throw against them as they can blitz like crazy and stay back to cover the receivers. even though joe was not sacked that much he was hurried and had to get rid of the ball alot soone than he would have liked. joe played fine last year considering what he had around him. should have been 10-3 if not for a blown call by the ref in the lsu game and a mess up by a truefreshmen running back on the goalline in the ky game. not bad at all.

atl-xmen

February 15th, 2010
12:52 pm

are you just kidding though altamadawg?

atl-xmen

February 15th, 2010
12:54 pm

i see now that you were just messing with the messenger..,.haha

Yellow Buzz

February 15th, 2010
12:55 pm

I spent all day yesterday on a blog under a Georgia Bulldog story because I feel insecure and woman won’t date me. I spent Valentine’s Day with my true love, my computer and my feelings of inadequacy when compared to Georgia football.

Yellow Fuzz

February 15th, 2010
1:07 pm

Wait, that’s what I did for Valentine’s Day too. God, I wish Tech football was relavant.

atl-xmen

February 15th, 2010
1:07 pm

for bulldawg…

The future looks bright for us, and that’s no different at the quarterback position. Someone’s going to have to step up for us. There’s two redshirt freshmen and one true freshman. Someone’s going to have to become the man and take the ball and run with it. I think they’re excited. I think we’re all excited about the opportunity that we have. I think Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger would say the same thing that Coach Bobo is one of the best in the country at preparing you for a game.

Jim Schwartz, the coach of the Lions, said that Matthew Stafford was the most prepared NFL quarterback rookie that he’d ever coached coming out of college. I think that speaks volumes of Coach Bobo being able to prepare you and know what’s going on. So I think us quarterbacks will be pretty comfortable knowing what’s going on even though we’re pretty young.

atl-xmen

February 15th, 2010
1:08 pm

quote from someone who actually plays the qb position

How2fish

February 15th, 2010
1:28 pm

Hey anyone heard if CUM is out of rehab yet?

UGAgrad04

February 15th, 2010
1:55 pm

Logan Gray will NOT be the UGA QB next season. Bank on it! You don’t put a QB out to return punts if you’re actually planning on starting him down the road. DJ Shockley could have returned punts but the coaching staff didn’t want to risk getting him hurt. They might put Logan in some different packages especially on the goal line. But he won’t be the guy next year: it will be Mettenberger or Murray.