LeMay’s a big catch, but UGA shouldn’t declare QB recruiting over

Will Christian LeMay be the only QB that UGA signs next year?

Will Christian LeMay be the only QB that UGA signs next year?

A few random thoughts on Christian LeMay, one of the nation’s top quarterback prospects, declaring he plans on attending UGA:

Mark Richt’s oft-noted professions of faith certainly didn’t hurt with this preacher’s son and were, in fact, mentioned by LeMay as one of the reasons he wants to go to school in Athens. But just as important (and perhaps more important) was the fact that Richt runs a pro-style offense at Georgia. LeMay has played in the spread in high school but recognizes that’s not the best offense for a QB who wants to play in the NFL. …

LeMay also is a big fan of Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, which might give a moment’s pause to those UGA fans who are constantly calling for Bobo to be replaced. As our Chip Towers reported, LeMay said on Friday, “Georgia is the school I plan to enroll in unless something drastic happens. Unless Coach Richt or Coach Bobo is gone or something crazy like that, I’m a Georgia Bulldog.” After the nearly complete turnover of Georgia’s defensive staff this year, stability in the coaching ranks in Athens is something we should be hoping for. …

What does LeMay’s announcement mean for Georgia’s chances with the state’s top QB prospect, dual-threat Nick Marshall of Wilcox County? Hard to tell. Marc Weiszer of The Athens Banner-Herald reported Richt said this week that “right now our plan is to sign one quarterback,” but that could change if Logan Gray goes elsewhere. And, of course, it could change even if he doesn’t. This past recruiting season, Richt said he wasn’t going to sign a QB, and then had a last-minute change of heart and went for Hutson Mason. From UGA’s point of view, if the current situation proves anything, it’s that you can never have too many scholarship quarterbacks.

As for what Marshall might be thinking, Florida State fans no doubt are feeling better about the Seminoles’ chances with him, but as a co-worker remarked on Friday, the key to UGA’s chances with Marshall could ride on Mark Fox’s shoulders, since Marshall wants to play both basketball and football in college and has been offered for both sports by the Dogs. …

A NOLES VIEW ON RICHT

Speaking of FSU fans, it’s not surprising that they like to take shots at Richt, their former offensive coordinator, whenever possible. The Tomahawk Nation blog puts an interesting spin on the latest UGA recruiting news by saying that since landing LeMay affords Richt greater job security, it’s a good thing for the Seminoles, because going up against Richt in recruiting FSU “routinely beats UGA” for players in South Georgia.

The way this Noles fan sees it, if Richt loses his job, Alabama defensive chief Kirby Smart “is considered the heir apparent to the UGA job,” and Smart is “beloved in South Georgia, where he played high school ball in Bainbridge” and “is a better recruiter than Richt.” The blogger adds that “it’s easy to see why FSU fans want Richt to stay at UGA for as long as possible.”

I’m certainly not agreeing with this Noles-centric viewpoint; I just thought it worth noting.

229 comments Add your comment

Jones

May 1st, 2010
11:13 am

We need all QB’s so no one else can have them. That is my approach.

summerville dawg

May 1st, 2010
11:17 am

Glad to have such a fine young man and quarterback, GO DAWGS….

SOUTHGADAWG88

May 1st, 2010
11:19 am

I doubt we can sign another big time QB…playing time is always an issue for the top recruits.

summerville dawg

May 1st, 2010
11:20 am

Nothing wrong with a little competition at quarterback…

Dawg'em out!

May 1st, 2010
11:23 am

i would like to see depth at qb, especially knowing murray has had issues staying healthy. not o mention logan gray situation too…. btw, fsu fans are actually right. though CMR isn going anywhere for a few. though kirby smart IMO, will end up as HC for UGA before its all over. just sayin!

futch

May 1st, 2010
11:25 am

Kirby Smart will never be head coach at the University of Georgia. That’s a fact.

Einsteindawg

May 1st, 2010
11:29 am

A great day to be a Dawg! Mr. LeMay demonstrates the attitude of any athlete that we should recruit…”I want to be a Georgia Bulldog.” Hopefully, his attitude and character will be contagious.

Valdosta Dawg

May 1st, 2010
11:46 am

LeMay is great person to be coming to UGA, and I am from Bainbridge and agree Kirby can stay at Bama, we do not need him in Athens! Oh and FSU sucks!

benadawg

May 1st, 2010
11:57 am

The only reason Free shoes University outrecruits us there is the fact that its a lot closer to Tallahasee, I think we don’t recruit as hard there…..maybe we should.

Gravy Train

May 1st, 2010
11:58 am

FSU fans can say whatever they want, it’s a free country. Likewise, Bumble Bill can blog whatever he wishes. The bottom line is that whether it’s from Bill or an FSU fan, it’s all conjecture. CMR has proven his worth as a developer of top notch qb’s, and the kids notice. Too bad the ajc doesn’t notice that Bumble Bill is obsolete in his thinking and a detriment to the Bulldog Nation. Go sell the redneck version of Jerry Garcia someplace else.

RomeDawg

May 1st, 2010
12:07 pm

FSU needs to win more than 10 games to begin to talk any trash to UGA fans. We have owned them on the gridiron the last time we played them so….as long as we pull the Benedict’s and Murrays out of Florida I am ok with losing a player or two out of south Georgia to FSU. When was the last time FSU was relevant on the national college football scene?

Angela

May 1st, 2010
12:14 pm

This fellow will wise up and go elsewhere when he realizes that at UGA, he would be playing with a bunch of goons with low morals, no self discipline, and a propensity for being incarcerated.

WEAK schedule

May 1st, 2010
12:15 pm

OMG, GA is not even playing AL or LSU the next two seasons, does it really matter who your quarterback is? Your strength of schedule should be ranked about 227 as a guess. Oh but good luck vs Idaho St, that should get you in the top 10, if Richt cannot win with this schedule, he is a done deal.

Terza

May 1st, 2010
12:21 pm

I assure you that FSU has been nationally relevant a lot more recently than UGA has. And a lot more often too, Mr. Bigmouth.

Harry Hamlin

May 1st, 2010
12:24 pm

Wow, those are some huge leaps by the Nole blogger. He almost sounds as delusional as a Gtu fan or a South Carolina fan. UGA is miles better as a program than FSU, has been for most of this decade. UGA has sent some Trojan Horses into Tallahassee from South GA the last couple of years.

CJ Mizell was a great get by the Noles. Really broke the Dawgs’ hearts when he decided to go to the Noles.

Harry Hamlin

May 1st, 2010
12:27 pm

It is pretty funny that FSU is such a weak program now that they have given up on recruiting their HOME state, because UF is so dominant over them.
The way the Nole blogger should be looking at the LeMay commit is this: it is good that UGA got the best QB in the country, a kid whose Father was Urban Meyer’s chaplain, because the kid wanted to play in an NFL offense, not the high school garbage that UF runs. It should be easier for FSU to recruit against UF now because of that, but I guess that FSU has simply given up on competing with UF?

War Eagle!

May 1st, 2010
12:28 pm

Auburn fan who has to comment. Are you serious Terza? FSU more nationally relevant recently than UGA? Do you even follow college football. I hope AU gets Frazier or Uzomah and UGA/AU will have some good games in the years to come. UGA goes down in Nov….. War Eagle!!

Bdawg

May 1st, 2010
12:30 pm

FSU still has a football team?

OkayCriminoles

May 1st, 2010
12:31 pm

Yeah Richt is a poor recruiter….thats why he has routinely finished in the top 10 nationally every year he has been in GA, except for this last one. Some people shouldnt be allowed to own a computer or if they do they damn sure shouldnt be able to have a blog. Call me when you are relevant again FSU

Reall?

May 1st, 2010
12:32 pm

Since 2000 when has Florida State finsihed in the Top 10 nationally…… Neither have finished where they want to, but Noles fans living off the 1990’s need to realize how long ago that really was.

Michael

May 1st, 2010
12:33 pm

Having graduated from UGA 20 years ago now, I have come to realize that any connection I might have had with 18 – 21 yr old college football players (from any school) has long since passed. Consequently I am turning in my UGA fan card to AJC today or to whomever will take it. Goodbye.

dd

May 1st, 2010
12:36 pm

Angela is the new St Simons and the tech and florida women are still ugly!!

Reptillicide

May 1st, 2010
12:42 pm

Jeez Bill, are you really reposting stupid remarks from fan blogs? Running out of material are ya? Weak. This is why our favorite UGA blogger doesn’t write for the AJC…

Delbert D.

May 1st, 2010
12:54 pm

It’s not a catch yet. The ball is in the air, spiraling toward Georgia. Will Notre Dame make a great move move and intercept? Will it bounce off a helmet to Texas A&M? Will Clemson hit hard and recover a fumble? It will all play out in less than a year.

One, two, free, fo, fi, dem der Gator don't take no jive!

May 1st, 2010
12:56 pm

Harry, that high school garbage that UF runs has owned your pro-style offense. Even when you beat us in 2007, we scored plenty. Lost becuase of poor “D”. Congrats on getting LeMay, but don’t talk about our offense. It’s light years ahead of yours and that’s been proven on the field……not by some loudmouth on a blog!

Boston

May 1st, 2010
1:07 pm

Some of my fellow Dawgs fans seem to have short memories. 2 SEC Championchips under Richt. 3 BCS Bowl games and numerous new years bowl game. Before Richt with Donnan and Goff we played in toilet bowls each year and never contended for SEC titles.

Cuz

May 1st, 2010
1:11 pm

Urban played to Tim Tebow’s talent. Hard to argue with those results. Brantley is a pro-style player and I am sure the Florida playbook will reflect it.

Sure a lot of S. Georgia kids play for Florida State. Easier for their families to go see them play. Tickets should be easier to get also.

Cuz

May 1st, 2010
1:14 pm

I kinda like ol Bill. He is a gracious and fine fellow. And without a doubt a Dawg fan. This is a “fan” blog not a beat blog. He writes as a fan and if your opinion differs he has no problem. Just leave the hate out of it.

Johnny DangerDawg

May 1st, 2010
1:14 pm

It’s true that Richt loses some South Georgia recruits to the Noles, but it’s also true that Richt steals recruits from South Florida. I doubt that Kirby Smart has the same connections to FL high schools that Richt has.

Johnny DangerDawg

May 1st, 2010
1:19 pm

Boston,
And if you want to look back at Vince Dooley, he coached the Dawgs for about 16 years before he won a national title. So let’s give Richt a minute.

LARRY(LMP)MUNSON

May 1st, 2010
1:23 pm

If FSU routinely beats UGA in recruiting, then why has FSU sucked for so long????

Dave In Tampa

May 1st, 2010
1:29 pm

OK, What has FSU done in the past 10 years???
That’s funnier than Tech people cracking on UGA. Tech has been taking to the noles for the past couple years. Didn’t WF beat them. Good thing they don’t play Georgia State this year. You could chaulk that one up as a loss as well. Did someone say USF!

calibre lake dawg

May 1st, 2010
1:31 pm

“War Eagle!” maybe you can answer this for me???? Why is it you all have two mascots??? AU loses in the fall again… WAR TIGER!!! how bout 5 in a row!!!!

Hey Valdosta Dawg

May 1st, 2010
1:31 pm

you are a freaking idiot. FSU rules Georgia in the South Georgia

cindy Hendrix

May 1st, 2010
1:38 pm

I am glad with the coaching changes. Can’t wait to see TG’s new 3-4 defense this fall. CMR has been doing a good job overall very glad to have him. Lemay welcome to UGA we are glad to have you! can’t wait to see you play! as far as Kirby Smart he was offered grantham’s job 1st at double the salary he was making before his raise we helped him get. KS consider all your bridges burned at UGA!! you would not come back to your alma mater when we needed you, you have been replaced! & Saban had already had TG working for him before tried to rehire him when he was with the dolphins if he could get him at Bama you would probably very likely be job hunting if TG is not such a good coach Saban would not have tried to hire him again!! lastly
there is no longer a job at UGA you are needed for good luck at bama being Saban’s puppet! As Alawys GATA GO DAWGS SIC EM WOOF WOOF!!!! Cindy

News Flash..

May 1st, 2010
1:38 pm

Kirby Smart has burned all of his Georgia bridges. I do wish Kirby well, and hope he resides in one of the finer trailer parks in Tuscaloosa.

Dave In Tampa

May 1st, 2010
1:40 pm

Alright Cindy. There you have it!

Debose

May 1st, 2010
1:40 pm

Dawg 39

May 1st, 2010
1:46 pm

I hope we continue to go after Nick Walker for either BB or FB or both. More than 1 player from Wilcox Cty. could end up in Athens. Love it when anyone talks about the Dawg’s Pro Style O & how important CMR & CMB are to the program. I completely agree.

delaGATOR

May 1st, 2010
1:51 pm

About 40rd. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Chris Phillips

May 1st, 2010
1:55 pm

So, how much is the Noles’ viewpoint worth?

Delbert D.

May 1st, 2010
2:14 pm

The FSU thing could have been coaching. Let’s ee how Jimbo does. Generally speaking, I’m not sure that folks named Jimbo do all that well.

Now I’ve done it…I have to search the NCAA archives to defend myself.

Delbert D.

May 1st, 2010
2:15 pm

There was an “s” ahead of that “ee”. What happened to it?

Innocent Bystander

May 1st, 2010
2:23 pm

I am a little puzzled as to why the plan is to sign only one qb.No commentary necessary on our current situation which will degrade to terrifying if Logan leaves.Not all high school phenoms pan out and some are beaten out.Christian is not in the stable yet. We need to go hard after Nick Marshall. Let’s hope Mark Fox does help the football team while he helps our basketball team as well.

college is forever

May 1st, 2010
2:37 pm

http://www.colleglunchboxes.com The UGA classic tin lunchbox the perfect Mother’s Day gift, don’t laugh check it out and put something nice inside.

college is forever

May 1st, 2010
2:39 pm

http://www.collegelunchboxes.com I’m a dork I misspelled the website

QB so what?

May 1st, 2010
2:49 pm

I’m okay with Georgia signing an occaisional 4-star QB. They haven’t been relevant in the SEC championships in several years. Winning a NC? LOL. I know we hope Saint Richt stays in Athens for a long time while Florida, Bama and LSU win NC’s.

QB Key

May 1st, 2010
2:50 pm

Why sign more than 1 bigtime QB? The QB who doesn’t start will just transfer.

Gulf Coast

May 1st, 2010
2:52 pm

Florida & Bama are loaded at QB. This isn’t newsworthy in Tuscaloosa or Gainesville.

RT

May 1st, 2010
2:57 pm

Gulf Coast – And your on here why??? It’s news for UGA. That’s why it’s a UGA blog. Go back and find your own blog. Don’t troll ours

footballfaninga

May 1st, 2010
2:59 pm

Hey WeakSchedule you talk about schedule… please moron– who in the hell does Alabama play this year… Georgia State for christ’s sake— yes ladies and gentlemen they have a team…in fact this is their first year playing football; so, shut the hell up idiot and quit rambling about strength of schedule… Alabama and LSU historically play weaka@# opponents year in and year out… in fact if I remember correctly Alabama got beat by one the small Louisiana teams a couple of yrs ago– maybe NE or NW Louisiana… and we aren’t even talking about Florida playing Coastal Carolina…
Later

Delbert D.

May 1st, 2010
3:09 pm

Alabama vs. Ga. State has to be the biggest mismatch since Ga. Tech vs. Cumberland. Maybe the refs will shorten the 3rd and 4th quarters in this one, too.

If Georgia can get past games 2 and 3 with the new QB, there’s a chance for a really good season.

Delbert D.

May 1st, 2010
3:29 pm

“The bottom line is that whether it’s from Bill or an FSU fan, it’s all conjecture.” – It is all conjecture anyway

“not the high school garbage that UF runs.” – Wins don’t count anymore, just NFL draftees. This just in…Tebow at #23

“The only reason Free shoes University outrecruits us there is the fact that its a lot closer to Tallahasee.” – My gosh, I thought it was *in* Tallassee

“goons with low morals, no self discipline, and a propensity for being incarcerated.” – Chicago in the ’30s?

We are now taking entries for “America’s Next Plato”

Terry

May 1st, 2010
3:40 pm

gulf coast, I guess that Florida & Bama do not share your thoughts, or they would not have offer him a scholarship.

Ramma Bama

May 1st, 2010
3:47 pm

none of this stuff matters. Bama will rule the conference for years with Saban running things. Look for title #14 in 2010—this bama team may be better than the 2009 team from what I’m hearing from my people in tuscaloosa!!! Bama beats florida easily again in the SEC title game—book it!

patrick

May 1st, 2010
3:50 pm

Jesus debert….king of the understatement. If we win all games we have a chance at a good season….sheesh

patrick

May 1st, 2010
3:51 pm

patrick

May 1st, 2010
3:58 pm

Gulf coast….. Fla loaded at QB? Ummmm Brantley comes from a B 2 high school. My sixty two year old mother would have good stats against that level of talent. He was sacked six times had seven fumbles, five ints in spring games until Meyers called off the dogs in the final spring game. Hardly stacked LOL

Champ Kind

May 1st, 2010
4:01 pm

I could be wrong, but the last time UGA played F$U was in the Sugar Bowl and the outcome was never in doubt, as the Dawgs put the hammer spank on the Noles. The Noles haven’t been relevant in a decade, their fan base would be wise to keep their tails firmly planted between their legs.

Delbert D.

May 1st, 2010
4:07 pm

patrick – I’m not sure I understand the comment. A loss to SC or Arkansas would have some folks worried. I guess that is an understatement too, so I’ll go ahead and accept the crown.

1eyedJack

May 1st, 2010
4:07 pm

Jimbo’s make good dump truck drivers.

South Georgia kids like FSU because of the colors of their unis. Garnett and Gold go with lots of Nikes. (I live in SE GA.) And that spear on the hat looks cool when it’s crunk to the side.

Welcome to the fold Mr. Lemay…and Nick..a little competition wouldn’t hurt…don’t be skeeerd. Just say’n.

1eyedJack

May 1st, 2010
4:14 pm

Their hats go good with a gold grille too.

Delbert D.

May 1st, 2010
4:14 pm

Mack Brown is the highest paid public employee in the world, and he is an FSU grad. I would have figured President Hu Jintao of the People’s Republic of China for that title.

Another reason not to let U Texas into the SEC. Saban, Meyer, etc. would be PO’d.

Delbert D.

May 1st, 2010
4:18 pm

1eyedJack – I’d think a lot of long-haul truckers would be Jimbos, too. Can you get a Kenworth in Garnet with a gold grill?

1eyedJack

May 1st, 2010
4:28 pm

Delbert…In these days and times they’ll probably make one any way you want it, and be glad for the business.

When I was a kid my Grandpa had a one-armed farm hand named Jimbo. Got his arm caught in a hay baler. Could drive the hell out of a tractor though. His favorite uni was a straw hat, dirty wife-beater and worn jeans with shoes that looked like the dog had been chewing on ‘em.

patrick

May 1st, 2010
4:32 pm

Soooo Delbert…….if we win games we could have a good season? ThaT not an understatement at all. LOL U certianly earned the crown…u might as well accept it. LOL

Delbert D.

May 1st, 2010
4:33 pm

Jack – I’ve never actually met a Jimbo. In my decades as a certified redneck, I’ve known guys named Nub, Humpty, Cooter, BabyDoll, Taco, Tater, Bald and Squeak, but no Jimbo.

1eyedJack

May 1st, 2010
4:38 pm

Worked with a Nubby while in college. How about any Bubba’s? I had a good friend everybody called Neckbone, but he died.

patrick

May 1st, 2010
4:39 pm

O swinning games lead to a good season. Who knew? Thanks for that insight Delbert. BRILLIANT

1eyedJack

May 1st, 2010
4:39 pm

I think every town in South Georgia must have a Nub or Nubby or Stump.

patrick

May 1st, 2010
4:40 pm

That’s ’so winning games lead to a good season’

1eyedJack

May 1st, 2010
4:42 pm

Don’t look now Delbert but you got an obnoxious little chihuahua nipping on your cuff.

Delbert D.

May 1st, 2010
4:42 pm

Whattaya know…I just Googled “Dabo,” and he’s a Japanese Rapper. Coach Swinney didn’t turn up until page 2. That’s go to be an influence on LeMay’s final selection.

Delbert D.

May 1st, 2010
4:48 pm

patrick – Why don’t you just forget those posts, and I promise in return that I won’t be apply for “America’s Next Plato.”

Delbert D.

May 1st, 2010
4:49 pm

See, I can’t even construct a proper sentence.

patrick

May 1st, 2010
5:01 pm

…..and yet u have no problem mocking other people. Table is turned… now …. behave and stop being such a smart ass at other peoples expense

Delbert D.

May 1st, 2010
5:11 pm

Well, there’s mocking, and there’s taking folks to task for being obnoxious or illogical. You’ve obviously jumped off the original tete-a-tete to an earlier post I made. A bit of sarcasm done without resorting to name-calling and objectionable language and hate seem to be appropriate. Don’t you agree?

Besides, usually when I’m being a smarta$$ it is to my own expense.

Ravis Dawgs

May 1st, 2010
5:16 pm

Murray > Brantley

Sorry to disappoint gator fans–brantley’s going to have big problems against the Ga 3-4 D.

patrick

May 1st, 2010
5:16 pm

..and u r not obnoxious at all….riiiiight

patrick

May 1st, 2010
5:20 pm

And no…. I can’t recall u and I ever having at it. I merely tire of ur drival. U embarrass urself by ‘taking to task’ common folk merely making comments on a blog. This ain’t english class

Delbert D.

May 1st, 2010
5:24 pm

This is a no-win, and I appear to be killing Bill’s blog, so I’m going to pass on further patter and watch “Extreme Logging.”

Gator Nation

May 1st, 2010
5:40 pm

Hey, the Noles are the only one’s who want Richt and Bobo to stay. If recruiting LeMay made Richt’s job more secure, then he was a good “get’ for the Gators after all!

Gator Nation

May 1st, 2010
5:47 pm

make that aren’t the only ones…

Me

May 1st, 2010
5:52 pm

Hey patrick, where are all of your mind-numbing, meaningless stats?? You and BuLLdawg should have a “mind-meld”. If you need clarification, get with James T. Kirk.

smartdawg

May 1st, 2010
5:55 pm

My money says there is likely a Pulpwood Smith, Jr. who is ready to become the next tailback at Uga

patrick

May 1st, 2010
5:58 pm

Mind numbing? They are a factually accurate account of Richt’s era at UGA. What? Should I lie to make u feel like ur right?

South Ga Dawg

May 1st, 2010
6:07 pm

FSU does a good job in South Ga because of location. Duhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

South Ga Dawg

May 1st, 2010
6:09 pm

If we can sign a top five running back in this class(Crowell), loooooook out!!!!

Me

May 1st, 2010
6:09 pm

All stats can be factually accurate if you just pick the ones you want and from the preferred time and place. I could present stats that would make some think that Portugal is still a world power instead of a country on the brink of bankruptcy.

Me

May 1st, 2010
6:16 pm

How many times have you looked at the just the stats from a game…then you looked at the scoreboard and then went, “what?, ok”. That’s why they invented the scoreboard. To establish a definitive winner and loser. And if all you got is statistics, chances are you got a loser. Whether it’s a game or a discussion.

patrick

May 1st, 2010
6:26 pm

That’s. Just it. I don’t pick and choose. The stats I use are Richts era for his ENTIRE carreer at UGA. Bulldawgs and others pick and choose (last four years) duh

patrick

May 1st, 2010
6:27 pm

U do know what ‘pick and choose’ means…..right?

yeah whatever!

May 1st, 2010
6:49 pm

Just for clarity I will post what I generally post. Notice its HIS WHOLE career not “pick and choose”.

under Richt

He is 24-7 against the SEC West.

He is 28-16 against the SEC East.

He is 38-4 against nonconference opponents.

He is 8-1 against Georgia Tech.

He won four of his first five games against Tennessee, but has lost three of the last four against the Vols since then.

Ranks third in winning percentage among active college coaches that have coached for at least five years, now that Pete Carroll left USC for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.

He is 90-27, trailing only Urban Meyer (96-18) and Bob Stoops (117-29).

Mark Richt is one of only six coaches to win two SEC football championships in their first five years coaching. He is also one of only five head coaches in SEC history to record four straight 10-win seasons
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Coach Richt’s Red and Black outfits have never posted a losing record in conference play and six of his last eight squads have finished 6-2 or better in regular-season SEC contests.
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Mark Richt’s overall success in Southeastern Conference action—including two SEC titles, three conference championship game appearances, and four finishes of no worse than tied for first place in the East, with no losing records in the process—is without parallel in Georgia football history.
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Ere anyone attempts to argue that Coach Richt’s superb out-of-conference ledger is the product of schedules stacked with the likes of

Northwestern State,

Western Kentucky,

Tennessee Tech, and

Hawaii in the 2008 Sugar Bowl,

I should hasten to point out that he is 21-4 against

Arizona State,

Boise State,

Boston College,

Clemson,

Colorado,

Florida State,

Georgia Tech,

Michigan State,

Oklahoma State,

Purdue,

Texas A&M,

Virginia Tech,

West Virginia, and

Wisconsin.

Even if we factor out Division I-AA teams, Sun Belt squads, and similar schedule fodder, Coach Richt is .840 against teams from automatic BCS-qualifying conferences other than the SEC. (Yes, I’m going ahead and counting the Broncos in that category because the Mountain West will get a guaranteed bid as soon as Boise State is invited to join.)
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Note….no picking and choosing…just his ENTIRE career at UGA.
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Now what?
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yeah whatever!

May 1st, 2010
6:51 pm

Now comes a spider……….

yeah whatever!

May 1st, 2010
7:04 pm

Again….as I said. You are unhappy that the facts dont support your skewed version of reality. Thats not my fault.

Dawg 39

May 1st, 2010
7:09 pm

When an elite QB such as LeMay states that he is coming to Athens because the Dawgs run a Pro Style Offense & because CMR is the HC & CMB is the QB coach, it seems obvious to me that the Dawg’s program is in great shape. We will continue to get these type of players because CMR is 1 of the top ten (at least) coaches in the nation & under CMR we are now 1 of the top 10 (at least) programs in the nation. That is mere fact. Like it or lump it. You have to live with it. Nuff said.

Me

May 1st, 2010
7:23 pm

Ok patrick…guess it’s time to whip out the BIG scoreboard. How many NC’s or MNC’s or lucky NC’s or whatever you prefer has Richt won at the helm of UGA. The BIGGEST prize, whether you want to acknpwlegde it or not. Whether you think it was “lucky” or not. (And don’t start throwing in the FSU stuff!) While he was THE head man, numero uno. How many?? Just answer the question straight up! What’s Richts record against their MAIN rival, the one everybody measures the program by, Florida, the WHOLE time that Richt has been at the helm at Georgia. Just answer the question. Yeah, for the whole time he’s been there! Looks like you can’t hide behind your stats on the two MOST IMPORTANT questions that bulldogs really want to know. They don’t care what he did 5 years ago or when he first started. How ’bout NOW??? Yesterday is GONE.

Maddawg

May 1st, 2010
7:24 pm

FSU fans are still “Smart”ing from Richt’s departure to UGA. It just reinforces the fact that he was primarily responsible for FSU’s success during the 1990’s and their subsequent decline since he left.

Go build your teepee fire somewhere else, Semiholes.

yeah whatever!

May 1st, 2010
7:30 pm

“Me”…an “NC” as you call it is a function of luck.

Fact:………UGA was 12-1 in 2002 (prior to bowl selections)
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Fact ………Fla was 12-1 in 2006 (prior to bowl selections)
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Fact ………Not UGAs fault there were 2 unbeatens that year. “unlucky”
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Fact……….Not Flas credit that there was only one unbeaten in 2006. “Lucky”
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Fact:………Luck (not merit) had more to do with Fla getting an invite to the BCS not that Fla was more deserving to go to a NC than UGA with identical records.
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UGA at 12-1 needed a team to lose…it didnt…bad luck
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Fla at 12-1 needed a team to lose …it did (USC to UCLA)…. good luck.

ONLY difference.
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I realize fact is a hard pill for you to swallow but do try and keep up.

yeah whatever!

May 1st, 2010
7:35 pm

His record against main rival? GT he is 8-1…Auburn he is 4-0. Tenn 5-4 ALA 3-1..I could go on. Those are UGA’s main rivals.
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Fla has been decent 20 out of the 80 years of its existence.
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Hardly a rival when UGA has more SEC titles (12-8), a better head to head record by 8 games (years).
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Been to more bowls….UGA has the 6th best winning percent in bowls…Fla has a losing record in bowls. UGA is ranked 11th alltime in wins…Fla not in top 25.
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I could go on but when Fla catches up to those then they will be considered MAIN rival. Until then AUburn GT, Tenn and Ala are. He has a very good winning record against them. NEXT

yeah whatever!

May 1st, 2010
7:37 pm

care about “now”?…so its you that is “picking and choosing” not me.

suwaneedawg

May 1st, 2010
7:38 pm

Someone asked what FSU has done in the past 10 years. Didn’t they lose to UGA in a bowl game in the that span? Just asking.

Me

May 1st, 2010
7:40 pm

patrick, if you were a CEO of a major company and your company had “underperformed” for the last few years, do you think your investors would say, “don’t worry about it, no biggie, we’re gonna just keep throwing our money at your company because you “USED TO” make money for us?? And yes, I’m including 2007 because the “earning” expectations (#1 pre-season ranking) were higher that the bottom line turned out to be. Then the next year was significantly down. I don’t think your investors would like the current trend. But chances are, it wouldn’t relate to you anyway because you would have already been ousted…..Well, maybe the coaching world is a little kindler and gentler that the business world, but it’s still a “what have you done for me lately” planet they live on. And if that trend continues………

hardcoredawg

May 1st, 2010
7:41 pm

When was the last season FSU has been relevant in football? Can’t move the needle in a 2nd tier confernece…

yeah whatever!

May 1st, 2010
7:43 pm

2007 UGA was not the preseason number one…that was 2008. Jseus here I actually started to believe you knew what you were talking about. So in 2007 he OVER ACHIEVED since UGA pre season was around 20 not 1. This is too easy .

yeah whatever!

May 1st, 2010
7:45 pm

So every year except 2 of nine he OVER achieved. Hmmm that is a hell of a CEO.

yeah whatever!

May 1st, 2010
7:49 pm

So being the best active coach (90-27) trailing only Urban Meyer (96-18) and Bob Stoops (117-29) out of 125 coaches is a bad thing? You are kinda moronic dont ya think? 3rd best CEO out of a possible 125 CEO’s is bad….oh OK I get it now….how stupid of me

yeah whatever!

May 1st, 2010
7:51 pm

125 major companies….. 3rd best preforming CEO ….and you want to fire him. I sure am glad you clean bathrooms for a living instead of making those decisions for a big corp..

Me

May 1st, 2010
7:54 pm

Sorry I mixed up my years. But does it really matter? It still happened and the trend is still evident. I laugh when I read some of these comments on here about how the FSU program has become irrelevant because that’s exactly the road you’re on. Only a season or two and you’ll be there!

yeah whatever!

May 1st, 2010
7:56 pm

“you”? I dont play for UGA.

yeah whatever!

May 1st, 2010
7:58 pm

You will never see me post “us” when referring to UGA. I dont play for them

Me

May 1st, 2010
8:12 pm

patrick, FYI, I was a metro/regional sales manager for Burroughs Corp/IBM Corp for 28 years so I’ll be happy to compare accomplishments with you any time. If one of my major account salesman would have ever come to me and said, “look, I know I didn’t do well last year and didn’t meet my quota the year before either, but look what I did in 2008!…. I would have fired him on the spot. Because he would not have had a clue. And actually, that salesman would not have had to ever come to me, I would have tried to find some help or some solution long, long before that, because if I had waited for him to come to me, then I would have been fired. Anyone who has ever been in high level business or sales would understand that, so I certainly wouldn’t expect you to.

yeah whatever!

May 1st, 2010
8:23 pm

Sales Manager? Dude I have owned my own company for 25 years. I live in San Clemente Ca now, while others work for me I try to surf, while not doing that (I suck at it) I am in the desert with my Sand Rail. I doubt very seriously that you could afford a shack in San Clemente. So lets do compare accomplishments. LOL I have posted my Facebook account on here several times. Should I do it again? LOL

yeah whatever!

May 1st, 2010
8:26 pm

I just paid 103,000.00 for a new clean diesel Freight-liner. I pay more for one piece of equipment than you pay for your house and you ask to compare accomplishments. Thats cute.

shane#1

May 1st, 2010
8:36 pm

You guys are getting a little chippy aren’t you? I thought we were discussing QBs here but as long as the UGA-FSU deal is going I will add my two cents. I don’t know why FSU would have anything against Richt because he called the plays that brought those championships. FSU has always recruited South Ga well and so has Auburn. Both schools are closer to home and parents can see their kids play without that long drive to Athens. Both FSU and AU have developed strong ties to HS coaches in South Ga. They will always recruit well here but they do not have a lock on this part of the state. No way. Gamble, Rambo, Nick and Shawn Williams, hell even Thomas Davis. It seems to me that UGA recruits pretty well down here. This is Buldog territory, just look at the vanety plates and mailboxes when you drive through Albany.

Devoted Dawg

May 1st, 2010
8:41 pm

I attended school at UGA and have been a avid fan for over 50 years. However, if Kirby Smart were ever named head football coach my allegiance would move elsewhere.

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May 1st, 2010
9:51 pm

yeah whatever! and me, please take y’alls squabble somewhere else.

patrick

May 1st, 2010
10:51 pm

Flo-Ri-Duh!

May 1st, 2010
11:03 pm

Harry Hamlin – you are going to have keep a watch dog on C.J. Mizell …. he was kicked out of Coffee County High for punching his coach.

naganole

May 2nd, 2010
1:33 am

shane, FSU has nothing against Richt. The UGA fanbase is just touchy that they lose head to head battles for recruits in S Ga. Drew is the is one of many UGA will not land. You do know that a top 5 safety nationally who is a UGA legacy is already committed to FSU right? No ill will with us. Nice pull on Lemay, you were never getting Marshall anyway. UGA getting a more polished QB takes care of that, be happy…

RED DOG 77

May 2nd, 2010
2:07 am

If everyone is quite finished with your bickering, lets try, mabe, talking a little football…………..Heck yeh ! Christian LeMay, my friends, is a huge get for UGA !! and me being a UGA grad, and one who loves my BULLDOGS, couldn’t be happier !!……..With that said, should we continue the hunt for another big gun at the QB position ? Hell yes !!………we are one significant injury to Aaron Murray away from a bummer season. Why in the hell did we have Aaron Murray and Zack Mettinberger red shirting at the same time ? If I’m not mistaken, Murray was ranked #2 nationally, and Mettinberger came in around #7……….It only makes sense to have at least two top quality QBs on your roster nowadays………..a few years back we had David Green and DJ Shockley at the same time, and we did pretty dadgum good during that stretch……….Now that we have Christian LeMay coming to Athens, lets go out and get another top QB, then start knocking down those 5 star kids who want to play on the new UGA “DREAM TEAM”……………..I do believe we are on our way BULLDOG NATION………….things are looking real good barring injury this year, but starting 2011, we should be the team to beat in the SEC………….GO DOGS !! GATA !! SIC’ ‘EM WOOF…..WOOF……….WOOF…….WOOF !!!!!

HUNKER DOWN

May 2nd, 2010
2:39 am

I think with Nick Saban history of job changes that kirby Smart might be the next Bama HC. Also when you think of how Pat Dye played at UGA and Dooley at Auburn then there is something about HC having played in their neighboring state. Just my take.

Bhind

May 2nd, 2010
5:53 am

Smart has proven nothing. Richt has.

Paddy

May 2nd, 2010
7:10 am

Terza… you must have been in jail the last 6 years. FSU was a lost cause and may come out of it with Jimbo as coach. Believe me FSU is starting to come back but are a long way from the national scene that UGA has enjoyed all along.

Bride of Chucky Knapp

May 2nd, 2010
8:16 am

I like this guy, LeMay. He sounds smart and has a playful sense of humor that suggest a confidence in himself and others.

Gen Neyland

May 2nd, 2010
8:20 am

yeah whatever : You got a bit too much California Big Deal in your wheel housing for my simple ways. Be careful at the top of that ladder, it’s a long way down…

Gravy Brain

May 2nd, 2010
8:58 am

Yes, I am a dummy . . .

Bama

May 2nd, 2010
9:10 am

Thank you for taking Ben Jones and Jonathan Owens out of Alabama, and giving us James Carpenter and Chance Warmack out of Georgia. Also brillliant decision to move Kiante Tripp and Bean Anderson to defense. We’re going to send Richt and Booboo our next national championship rings. roll tide

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

May 2nd, 2010
9:15 am

Ga could use another QB, buy maybe not in this class. Spacing them out a little would be nice. Watch for Mett to end up at Texas Tech with Tuberville. Great get in LeMay. May he become…….another Bulldog point of pride

Morrus

May 2nd, 2010
9:34 am

Vote out the incumbents and start over

Crimson Tusk

May 2nd, 2010
9:47 am

I love UGA fans, Georgian bad BBQ not so much, you have never got that or playing top notch football quite right in all these years, that speaks volumes for your less than desirable character traits. The OP has fantasy plans for K.S. Reality is that he is not for sale to a “big lots” school.

P.S the Tusk has a winning head to head record against every SEC team bar none. Black helmets, jerseys only get you so far in life.

Portland Dog

May 2nd, 2010
9:49 am

Thought at first the column was about ’should we pursue another QB’. Glad it was not. Let MR & staff decide that. Too much free advice. Before spring practice I remeber reading expert national advice that the sooner a QB is selected, the better. Now I read advice that MR should not have shown his hand. Those who don’t do things critisize those who do.

Pago Flyer

May 2nd, 2010
9:56 am

We all miss Pulpwood Smith…what ever happened to him?

shane#1

May 2nd, 2010
10:17 am

General, My Dad always said to be nice to everybody on your way up the ladder because you would meet them again on your way back down. Other than geography, one reason FSU was so popular in South Ga was Bobby Bowden. he acted like one of us. He seemed like your grandfather. His modesty and “aw shucks” persona was well recieved down here. We don’t like arrogance.

This has to be done, I suppose

May 2nd, 2010
10:54 am

To all the bad mouthers of UGA ……….I know, I know, CMR this and BOBO that and MS this and No Show that blah, blah, blah BUT …….

UGA over 13 years and soon to be 14 years and with two head coaches, has the distinction of being the ONLY major university to win 8 or more footbal games ……….8 or more over 13 years in a row.

Not Oklahoma, not UT not TX, not Alabama, not FSU, not Florida and not the real USC and I am not talking about South Carolina. Ohio State, and Penn State and Wisconsin are not here either. ND? NOPE. Tech? Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahha, aaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahha

If this is such a record of indistinction, then what other schools have been here, because all of the “no names” would have this record of indistinction too …….right ? Hmmm?

UGA is also # 1 in BRAND recognition and top 5 in # of fans in the stands. Think about that, UGA fans leave tons and tons of money in the ticket offices, and in and around Athens on game day, all to see a lousy?? football program? It does not make sense.

UGA has a high profile, ultra successful, overall athletic program and only jealousy fuels the negatives about UGA. It usually stems from folks that never, ever attended ANY college anyway. You all know who you are ………….right???

GO Dogs.

sgraupn@

May 2nd, 2010
10:58 am

Wow some delusional Bulldog fans. Im not a FSU fan but I hate to break their program is alot more national relevant then yours. One National Championship in the early 80s and yall think you are super powers. Heck even Ga Tech has been much more dominant over the years and has a more recent national championship. Dawgz fans still living in the Hershal Walker era.

K-Town Dawg

May 2nd, 2010
11:40 am

I’m guessing that sgraupn@ is a Techie.

Only a techie would come to a Dawg Blog on Sunday morning to take a shot at a team that has dominated his team all without naming his affiliation.

Kudos to you sir, you are the leading candidate for coward of the day.
There is hope however, that St. Simons, m, or Yellowfuzz will restore the rightful order.

GoDOGS1

May 2nd, 2010
1:17 pm

Nice K-Town…real nice! I guess it makes the basher’s meaningless life a little better to put someone better them down ona blog. Makes ‘em feel all manly, or something.

delaGATOR

May 2nd, 2010
1:51 pm

“Who dat! ” rights belong to Disney. Remember the cartoon when the little black boy says to the hoot owl, “Who dat say who when I say who dat???”

GoDOGS1

May 2nd, 2010
1:53 pm

sgraupn@ …nice grammar and spelling little boy! Did you think that up all by yourself, or did Mommy help out?

Shreveport Sam

May 2nd, 2010
2:17 pm

Sgraupn is right, if you’re really honest about it. And I think that’s the greatest fear UGA fans have, it’s not about being relevant nationally or even in the SEC, but being relevant in their own state. I doubt there’s one honest UGA fan who’s feeling ultra confident about the next match-up in Athens. Untested quarterback, new defensive coach, too many unknowns and variables. Truth is, one more mediocre season and things are going to get nasty in Athens….

naganole

May 2nd, 2010
2:21 pm

@This has to be done With all those advantages, UGA should be better, period…

yeah whatever!

May 2nd, 2010
3:10 pm

Naganole?

under Richt

He is 24-7 against the SEC West.

He is 28-16 against the SEC East.

He is 38-4 against nonconference opponents.

He is 8-1 against Georgia Tech.

He won four of his first five games against Tennessee, but has lost three of the last four against the Vols since then.

He was born the same year as Chuck D of Public Enemy.

Ranks third in winning percentage among active college coaches that have coached for at least five years, now that Pete Carroll left USC for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.

He is 90-27, trailing only Urban Meyer (96-18) and Bob Stoops (117-29).\\yeah he is pretty damn good

Mark Richt is one of only six coaches to win two SEC football championships in their first five years coaching. He is also one of only five head coaches in SEC history to record four straight 10-win seasons

Coach Richt’s Red and Black outfits have never posted a losing record in conference play and six of his last eight squads have finished 6-2 or better in regular-season SEC contests.

Mark Richt’s overall success in Southeastern Conference action—including two SEC titles, three conference championship game appearances, and four finishes of no worse than tied for first place in the East, with no losing records in the process—is without parallel in Georgia football history.

Ere anyone attempts to argue that Coach Richt’s superb out-of-conference ledger is the product of schedules stacked with the likes of

Northwestern State,

Western Kentucky,

Tennessee Tech, and

Hawaii in the 2008 Sugar Bowl,

I should hasten to point out that he is 21-4 against

Arizona State,

Boise State,

Boston College,

Clemson,

Colorado,

Florida State,

Georgia Tech,

Michigan State,

Oklahoma State,

Purdue,

Texas A&M,

Virginia Tech,

West Virginia, and

Wisconsin.

Even if we factor out Division I-AA teams, Sun Belt squads, and similar schedule fodder, Coach Richt is .840 against teams from automatic BCS-qualifying conferences other than the SEC. (Yes, I’m going ahead and counting the Broncos in that category because the Mountain West will get a guaranteed bid as soon as Boise State is invited to join.)

There are those in Bulldog Nation who would like to see Mark Richt run out of town on a rail. Such people should be turned over to the custody of Mike Leach, in the hope that he will treat their obvious head trauma the way he treated Adam James’s

naganole

May 2nd, 2010
3:58 pm

@ yeah whatever The argument isn’t UGA is very good. It’s that they aren’t great. Not once have they been in a NC game under Richt. Urban won it in year 2. Saban won it in year 3. When will it be UGA’s turn? My guess is never, because Richt is too worried about keeping his job e.g. He could’ve started Murray last year to get valuable experience for this season. Urban did that very same thing with the 07 UF defense. It led them to an 8-5 year, but how’d that work out in ‘08? He has no vision on how to get to the top of the mountain, he just tries to maintain season to season. Will get you good, but not great…

Buckhead Bulldog

May 2nd, 2010
4:04 pm

yeah whatever! – “He was born the same year as Chuck D of Public Enemy.” THAT was fricking funny! : )

Buckhead Bulldog

May 2nd, 2010
4:08 pm

naganole- Don’t you think if he keeps knocking around at the top, the cards will fall the Dogs way and he will win it all? I do….but Lady Luck has a lot to do with it too. You know it, and I know it. Look at the Dogs in 1980 with Belue to Scott, and just last year with Bama in the UT and AU games…could have gone either way.

P. Bull Terrier

May 2nd, 2010
4:40 pm

“FSU “routinely beats UGA” for players in South Georgia.”

Seriously???

Can anyone name any of the players from state of Georgia who were heavily recruited by UGA, but picked FSU instead?

yeah whatever!

May 2nd, 2010
4:49 pm

Fla was 12-1 and needed USC to lose to get in the NC in 2006 (under Meyers) and USC lost (luck)

UGA was 12-1 and needed OSU to lose to get in the NC in 2002 (under Richt) and OSU didnt lose (unlucky)

THATS the only difference between Meyers and Richt.

However, UGA has been ranked top ten 6 times in nine years….NO OTHER SEC team has done that.

yeah whatever!

May 2nd, 2010
4:53 pm

Nick Saban went 6-5, 6-6, 6-6, 7-5 at Mich St.

He went 8-5 at LSU 2x

He went 7-6 at Alabama.

Saban has gone 5-3 or worse in conference 8 times.

Richt has only gone 5-3 or worse in conference 3 times in his first 9 years.

Compare that to Saban’s record and consistency in his 1st 9 years.

Richt has NEVER had a 7-6 or 6-6 season, Saban’s done it 5 times, including once at Alabama.

yeah whatever!

May 2nd, 2010
5:19 pm

in year 2 Richt had UGA in the EXACT same place as Meyers at 12-1 and SEC championship. Meyers was lucky enuff that USC choked or he would not have been invited. OSU didnt choke in Richts second year keeping Richt out. THATS the only difference.

Elliot Garcia

May 2nd, 2010
5:52 pm

Spider, you forgot Richt’s record against Florida

Elliot Garcia

May 2nd, 2010
5:53 pm

I’ll take Meyer over Richt any day….

Chris

May 2nd, 2010
5:54 pm

Yeah Whatever,
I like your support of Richt. It’s easy for the ‘Me’s of the world to do the what have you done for me lately bit but what’s his answer? Get rid of Richt and hire who? One bad year and the sky is falling. Anyone with a lick of sense knows you have to get lucky to get into the title game. After the UT thumpdown in ‘07, we turned it around after beating Vanderbilt and beat people up. We had the same attitude that ‘02 team had. If UT loses one of those last three games, SC, KY or Vanderbilt and they could have…all three came down to the wire (Vandy roughs the punter up 27-9???), we’re in the title game and we thump LSU to play for it all. I truly believe the only team that could have beat us end of ‘07 was USC.

Anyhow,,if this, if that, whatever, the man is a solid coach and I would be thrilled to have him for 25 years like Dooley. Just because he doesn’t blow a gasket all the time doesn’t mean he lacks an edge. I would put his burn to win up against Saban’s or Meyer’s anyday of the week. It’s just not on public display.

Chris

May 2nd, 2010
6:09 pm

I just finished reading the Q&A with LeMay and I’m very happy GA got him. I would hope he’s the stud everyone projected Terrell Pryor to be only better when it comes to throwing the ball and executing the offense.
But please man, enough with the god stuff…god told me what to do. Didn’t ‘God’ tell Reggie Brown to go play for the Packers (the team offering the most money). I get it and I’m sure the kid means well but what’s his preacher father teaching him….certainly not humility. He schedules a mob press conference and then puts on an orange shirt to trick all the manic Clemson fans who had their hopes up? I’m sure they thought it was a really funny stunt.

Ugan95

May 2nd, 2010
6:14 pm

Deep down I know Mark Richt has a vow: The Florida State Seminoles Will Never Beat MY Bulldogs!

Glory B

May 2nd, 2010
6:21 pm

The good Lord has given UGA a gift, the second coming of Tebow……

Josh

May 2nd, 2010
6:47 pm

UGA blows…FSU would thump them this year.

KT

May 2nd, 2010
7:55 pm

OMG……get a life people. These are kids, babies……..don’t you have some things in your life that require serious deliberation??

Lane Pimpin

May 2nd, 2010
8:23 pm

I want some of that stuff the guy is drinking or smoking who claims that Richt is even in the same ballpark with Urban.

What part of two national championships does the buffoon poster not understand? Send me a memo when Richt wins a big game.

naganole

May 2nd, 2010
9:16 pm

@ P Bull Terrier This again? Hmmm, who has UGA wanted that is currently at FSU? Maybe the kid voted the best high school football player in the state of GA in the past DECADE by the state of GA’s own high school coaches, Greg Reid. FSU also was picked by safety Gerald Demps in that cycle. Then just this year Telvin Smith chose FSU over UGA. Looks like FSU takes who they want from the whole state. SW Dekalb LB Terrance Smith is a FSU commit for this recruiting cycle. Check the offers by Rivals, you’ll see it’s true. UGA fans are in denial about which school will be selected by Drew and Marshall. No reason to get into that though, all in good time.

yeah whatever!

May 2nd, 2010
9:24 pm

Urban had a 12-1 SEC champ that needed USC to lose. Had USC beaten UCLA on the last week of 2006 then Urban would not have been invited…Hence luck.

Richt had a 12-1 SEC champ that needed OSU to lose. Had OSU lost even one game (as USC did in 2006 letting Fla BACK in to the NC) UGA would have been invited. Hence luck.

What part of this do you not understand…but you call me a buffoon? Call me when you can find any other difference in the two.

yeah whatever!

May 2nd, 2010
9:26 pm

You have to be very lucky to win a Natl Championship – Florida would not have been in the Natl Champ game in 2006 without USC inexplicably losing its final game to Karl Dorrell and UCLA. Look at LSU in 2007 and the circumstances in which that two loss team made the championship game. Richt simply has not had that kind of luck bestowed on him yet – matter of fact he should have been playing for the Natl Championship in 2002 and 2007 if not for some luck of the opposite kind.

Its interesting to note that UF and LSU have won national titles with the same record UGA had when it won its two SEC titles. Its not that UGA is not as good of a program as either of the two, they have just been luckier than UGA. And that’s the truth.

yeah whatever!

May 2nd, 2010
9:30 pm

Unless you are saying Fla players sneaked into UCLAs locker room and switched Unis and went out and beat USC. If not then UCLA had more to do with Fla getting in than Fla. THATS the only difference between Fla and UGA as far as NCs go. However, UGA has been ranked top ten 6 of last nine but Fla only had 3. You need to learn football and get back to me when you do.

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naganole

May 2nd, 2010
10:28 pm

@Yeah whatever. You only need luck if you have a loss. Even when Richt has everything in place he fails to produce. In ‘08 he had Stafford who was the best pro style QB in the country, and the best RB by far in Moreno. He had a solid OLine, decent WRs and a top 35 defense. He went into the season as the #1 team. Remember what happened. His “blackouted” Dawgs got knocked out by Bama, then got destroyed by UF. Even with a talent advantage he cannot get the job done. What happens now that talent wise UGA is in the 2nd tier of SEC teams with USCe and AU, looking up at Bama, UF, and LSU…?

yeah whatever!

May 2nd, 2010
10:33 pm

and Urban had a loss in 2006 and 2008 so he needed LUCK. THATS the only difference

yeah whatever!

May 2nd, 2010
10:35 pm

and for the ill informed like naganole….in 2008 all of the pieces were not in place…..UGA had 18 scholly players lost to season ending injury PRIOR to game 3. You need to either get a clue…or stop posting….each post makes you look more and more moronic

naganole

May 2nd, 2010
10:35 pm

Maybe buying Richt a rabbit’s foot may work then….

yeah whatever!

May 2nd, 2010
10:41 pm

UGA 12-1 with a SEC title in 2002. UGA needed a team to lose to get in.
FLA 12-1 with a SEC title in 2006. FLA needed a team to lose to get in.

UGA didnt have the luck in 2002 that FLA had in 2006. ITS THAT CLEAR. What part of that is giving you difficulty?

ALAN HOLCOMB

May 2nd, 2010
10:43 pm

EARLY COMMITTMENT MEANS NOTHING. AIN’T THAT RIGHT DARICK. CALL A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER AND PUT ON A CAP. A PERSONS TRUE COLORS COME OUT LATER.

yeah whatever!

May 2nd, 2010
10:44 pm

Maybe instead of a rabbit foot a playoff. Until then the NCAA does not even recognize a NC as legit. It merely cites what a school claims. Even then it does not call it a national championship….it lists it as a national POLL championship or a BCS championship. All other NCAA sports are listed as a “national championship”

naganole

May 2nd, 2010
11:00 pm

If you truly believe that today Richt = Meyer, or that right now the UGA program = the UF program, then your destined to always be a second tier program. I know what that’s like though. It took our fanbase 10 years to finally tell Bowden that he’s through. By your argument, we could have said in the last 10 years between 99-09 FSU had 1 national title and 4 ACC titles, so we must be successful. That’s a better resume than Richt. What were we thinking telling Bobby to go. C’mon man. Look at the trends…

UGA losses in the last 3 years:
2007: 2
2008: 3
2009: 5
2010:??

If this is ok for you, then fine. Settle for your consistent beating by UF, Bama, and LSU, and the yearly inexplicable loss to another team you should beat handily like USCe at home in 07, GT at home in 08(ouch), and UT in 09 by 3 touchdowns(!)…

yeah whatever!

May 2nd, 2010
11:06 pm

I dont recall saying UGA should have a NC. I said Meyers having one based on the luck of USC losing does not make him better than Richt.

Second tier? UGA has been ranked top ten 6 times in nine years Fla 3 times…I guess Fla is not top tier either…right?

UGA has 11 bowl wins in 13 years…Only SEC team that matches that is LSU. So I guess LSU is second tier?
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No team has won 8 or more games 13 years in a row other than UGA…I guess everyone is second tier then?
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Richt is 9-2 in bowls and championships….. Name another with a better record in the SEC. Richt is 3rd winning active coach in CFB….is every one under him worse than second tier. L

Like I said stop posting…each time you look more and more like a moron.

yeah whatever!

May 2nd, 2010
11:10 pm

by the way there is no SEC team other than Richt and UGA with more than 6 top ten finishes…are all of those other teams second tier? Get a clue son….you lose at every point but you still come back for more?

yeah whatever!

May 2nd, 2010
11:12 pm

consistent beating by ALA? Richt is 3-1 against ALA? Explain how beating a team 75% of the time is getting consistently beat? Its official…you are an idiot.

yeah whatever!

May 2nd, 2010
11:14 pm

Richt is 3-3 (2 of those were in one year) against LSU…how is 50% being consistently beat by LSU? In fact the last time UGA played LSU in 2008 (the year LSU was defending champ) UGA hung half a hundred on them AT LSU. Get a clue.

yeah whatever!

May 2nd, 2010
11:31 pm

an ACC title? UGAs worse year in a decade beat the ACC champ. trumpeting an ACC title as success? Funny

naganole

May 3rd, 2010
6:10 am

@year whatever. You see the the program through red and black glasses. Good for you, man. If you don’t want national titles, then you have just the right coach for the job.

TechNique

May 3rd, 2010
8:20 am

How did the pups get SWEPT in baseball? Oh yeah TECH BASEBALL RUNS THIS STATE

FantasTECH

May 3rd, 2010
8:23 am

AHHHH Nothin’ like SWEEPIN’ the muts!! Losers!

Saint Simons

May 3rd, 2010
8:26 am

Yes yall swept us and it makes me sick. Man I’m a loser! We suck! We suck! We Suck! I wish we could just quit playing all sports because we are INFERIOR at all of them! Tech will continue their rise and we will continue our monumental collapse. OH GOSH WHY ME!!!

DawginLex

May 3rd, 2010
8:48 am

Funny stuff from FSU folks since you can measure the downfall of the FSU program started the day Coach Richt walked out and went to Athens. the swagger-gone, the winning attitude-gone, the offensive creativity-gone.

We’ll keep him.

Ravis Dawgs

May 3rd, 2010
8:54 am

Lemay is better than Pryor at Ohio State. With Lemay, the Dawgs can finally start beating florida and win the SEC. He’s another Tebow type player and will take the dawgs to the top—mark it down!

yeah whatever! ALIAS FATRICK from California

May 3rd, 2010
9:08 am

Patrick don’t forget his record in the SEC since Uncle Urbie came to town. I would be ashamed to have lost to Vandy and Kentucky at home in recent years. Ignore that fat boy.

yeah whatever! ALIAS FATRICK from California

May 3rd, 2010
9:09 am

Ravis, you are typical. Claiming someone is better than a non dawg. You guys make me roll on the floor laughing.

yeah whatever! ALIAS FATRICK from California

May 3rd, 2010
9:10 am

How could anyone believe the same stuff as this moron:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1158327737&ref=name

The Tormentor

May 3rd, 2010
9:20 am

Yeah whatever, I hope all your ignorant dog buddies drink your same coolaid and want CMR to stay at least 10 more years. The rest of the SEC loves him even more than you fools do. You guys crack us up.

The Tormentor

May 3rd, 2010
9:21 am

Yeah Ravis, except he doesnt have Tebow’s coach.

PMC

May 3rd, 2010
10:41 am

Fox should be recruiting Marshall TOO.

The RICKster

May 3rd, 2010
10:48 am

it does not matter – we have Murray and Mason.
If this player signs with uga….he might be waiting 3 years.
thats a long time.

naganole

May 3rd, 2010
10:59 am

@DawginLex Our downfall wasn’t Richt leaving, but Bowden staying and hiring his underqualified son to lead our offense. In 2000 we could have had any OC we wanted (we were on top of the college football world), but he chose Jeff…

naganole

May 3rd, 2010
11:04 am

@The Rickster I doubt Mason could beat out Lemay. Lemay is the real deal…

Lane Pimpin

May 3rd, 2010
11:14 am

Naganole: the Noles have more than 10 commitments now and not one of them is holding a Gator offer.

Ravis, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of “future Tebows” in the glowing Christmas Eve eyes of fans, but there is only ONE Tim Tebow. The real Tebow would have the grace not to call out teammates for their conduct, as witnessed by his four years in a limelight unequalled in the history of college football. Quit dreaming about having your own Tebow, will never happen!

naganole

May 3rd, 2010
11:35 am

@ Lane Pimpin Not true. Current ‘11 FSU commits Cortez Davis(DB), Tyler Hunter(DB), Keelin Smith (DB), LaMarcus Brutus (DB), Derrick Mitchell (DT), and Terrance Smith (LB) all have written offer from UF. Please feel free to verify with Rivals… http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/recruit-search?year=2011

Nole man

May 3rd, 2010
11:42 am

With Jimbo Fisher and a new coaching staff, the Noles are back! Jimbo’s bringing in a roster full of superstars soon and they’ll be back to the old days of beating Florida every year and winning national titles–bank on it!

dawgfacedboy

May 3rd, 2010
12:22 pm

Weak Schedule- 227 huh?? That would still be better than Fla. last year.

mark

May 3rd, 2010
12:23 pm

Nole man- Jimbo has essentially been running things the last couple of years. Bobby was there as a figure head to get a few more wins. You’re going nowhere which is where you’ve been for about 10 years.

patrick

May 3rd, 2010
12:30 pm

Fatrick?….. sounds like jealousy to me

The RICKster

May 3rd, 2010
12:52 pm

I think Lemay changes his mind. He’s all about the PUB.
He will also have 2nd thought if/when Murray has success-
or if Mason wows ‘em.

mdr

May 3rd, 2010
2:33 pm

That guy who thinks that Kirby will be our next head coach is living in a fantasy world. Kirby will never get another call from Damon Evans after the way he pulled out of the DC deal at the last minute. Will not happen. Kirby’s bridge back home is burnt to a crisp. Muschamp is a much better coach anyway.

WEST ROME DAWG

May 3rd, 2010
2:55 pm

SOMEONE ONCE SAID (IT MAY HAVE BEEN CASEY STENGLE OR KNUTE ROCKNE) THAT “STATISTICS WERE FOR LOSERS”. JUST SAYING.

Really?

May 3rd, 2010
4:03 pm

Florida State still has a football team?

It's Time for Georgia

May 3rd, 2010
4:31 pm

Georgia will go 14-0 this year and next. They will not lose. They will set a record for consecutive wins after that. The run begins now. It’s on.

lunson's gardner

May 3rd, 2010
4:50 pm

settle down folks, we gots along way to go to fall practice,Anything can happen.

St. Richt

May 3rd, 2010
5:01 pm

The real story behind the Zach Mettenberger fiasco just came out- sexual assault. Chalk up another good headline for the Dawgs. CMR- leader of men.

St. Richt

May 3rd, 2010
5:07 pm

Does CMR talk about how many of his players went to the NFL from UGA or how many of them went to jail during his in home visits with recruits?

naganole

May 3rd, 2010
5:26 pm

@ Mark You’re mistaken. Even though Jimbo was the coach in waithing last year, 4 other coached held titles higher than him. He had no say so except his offense, which was ranked #9 in the country last year… http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/ncaaoff

barneyb

May 3rd, 2010
5:47 pm

Told you so….there were sexual battery charges pending agianst Mettenberger. Richt would not have dismissed him had it not been for the charges and repeated denials to his face by Mett. Thanks for nothing, Mettenberger….you disgraced yourself, your family, and UGA. Whiel we can overlook certain acts of youthful indescretion, you knew better. You had it all and blew it on a drunken groping & arguing with the po-po. If I had a free college education, I wouldn’t have screwed that up for all the booze & women in the world. Good riddance, you punk.

ugaalumn81

May 3rd, 2010
5:49 pm

We called it! Criminal charges against Mett. Don’t give me that “boys will be boys” crap. He got what he deserved. And so did Mark Richt. For a man of such fine character, he can’t seem to impart that on his players. This lack of discipline on and off the field will be Richt’s undoing. Sorry, but that’s fact.

ugaalumn81

May 3rd, 2010
5:58 pm

Landing LaMay is certainly a step in the right direciton, but it’s kind of like rearranging the deck chairs on the titanic. the Mark Richt era is over…..this season is the beginning of the end. He has lost total control (if he ever had it) over these kids.

Bernie Matt

May 3rd, 2010
6:14 pm

Why are comments closed on the Mettenberger blog? The’ve never been closed anytime Montez Robinson, Odell Thurman or any other player was arrested. What BS! That’s why I don’t buy this paper anymore. And people have the nerve to call it a LIBERAL paper. PLEASE!

BuLLdawg

May 3rd, 2010
6:55 pm

METTENBERGER

That is just wonderful.

39 Arrests / Suspensions in the last 3 years alone, according to David Hale, macon.com

St. Richt

May 3rd, 2010
7:12 pm

39 arrests in the last 3 years. That has to be some sort of record. CMR, leader of men. Hey Bill, are you going to delete this post too? If you are looking for a sunshine pump you’re not going to get it here.

frank perez

May 3rd, 2010
7:36 pm

I owe an apology to Mark Richt. He handled it with grace as always.

Rico Suave

May 3rd, 2010
8:11 pm

St. Richt,

Go grab some class, because it is very apparent you have zero. Did you get mad when the bomb didn’t go off in Times Sq.? You just thrive on negativity? Such a wonderful attribute to have in life.

Remeber this QB

May 3rd, 2010
8:17 pm

This QB soon could wind up in the conversation when scouts talk about college football’s best quarterbacks. He embodies the “it” factor, and is an ideal blend of gunslinger and athlete. His athleticism should allow him to fit into any scheme, which probably stands out above anything else. He resembles Kyle Parker (class of 2008), but with better size and a bigger arm–a scary notion. Stephen Garcia (class of 2007) is another good comparison, and this QB probably is better. He has a strong arm and the ability to drive the ball downfield. Has the best, quickest release of any passer in his class, bar none. He puts excellent velocity on his deep out routes and can fit throws into tight spots. Has a quick snap release. Can throw on the run effectively and throw across his body. Has very good athletic ability and can make something happen when a play breaks down. Has quick feet and good agility. Buys himself second chances in the pocket. Has above-average speed and can be a threat to run. Seems to be at his best when rolling out of the pocket. Has a knack for improvising. He’s a tough, gritty winner with excellent intangibles. Finds a way to get things done and plays with infectious confidence. His physical tools are very good, but his methods can be raw and inconsistent. Has some Brett Favre to his game, which isn’t all good. This QB must harness his tools and become more polished. But his tools, size, mentality and aptitude to handle whatever is thrown at him give him exceptional upside–and will make him a very hot commodity.

Real Techq

May 3rd, 2010
11:09 pm

After the heat dies down on mettenberger, maybe richt can get him back in athens. Murray will be another jox cox, so richt will be under fire to bring back mett!!!

MMA Herschel

May 3rd, 2010
11:25 pm

FSU is only the 4th best team in Florida, this aint the 90s, if they want to play us sign em up & let the BIG DAWG EAT! WOOF WOOF Sorry Coach Bowden u know we all love u but this is just Business!

DJ is shocked

May 3rd, 2010
11:33 pm

CMR is a great coach & man, it comes down to personable accountability, cant watch all the guys 24/7, even after they get booted, we will still win the East & play Bama in the Dome! Woof Woof No more Gators believe it!

AltamahaDawg

May 4th, 2010
7:24 am

West Rome, it’s worth pointing out that the score of a game or the record of a team is just a “stat” too. So, I assume the intention of that quote was to point out that the term loser is a bit deeper than looking at the numbers only.

Bulldog59

May 4th, 2010
7:52 am

St. Richt, if you weren’t so dumb you’d actually be funny!

“CMR – leader of men” is right. He insisted that ZM stand up and take responsibility for his actions, which is eventually what happened, AFTER he was kicked off the team. Great call by CMR.

Bulldog59

May 4th, 2010
8:03 am

Dawg-haters, the next time you quote a stat about player arrests, please include comparable data from other schools.

Here is a hint…. YOU CAN’T GET IT from other schools. They handle it internally while (since 2005) UGA has turned over offenders to Clarke County for processing.

Before you respond, call your favorite school, start with the Dean of Students. Ask for their policy in such matters.

James T. Kirk

May 4th, 2010
8:19 am

My sources reconfirmed last night that LeMay still plans on signing with GT on signing day. This is just a game with him to tweak the mutts and get their hopes up.

Bulldog59

May 4th, 2010
8:24 am

James T.Kirk, you have been in outer space for far too long.

AltamahaDawg

May 4th, 2010
8:34 am

and To boldly go where no man has gone before, does not mean what you think it means.

North Georgia Observer

May 4th, 2010
8:40 am

Wow the idiots sure jumped on this story, from the haters to the blind defenders. My question to some of the dogs; is it wishful hoping to think that you will win it all this year or are you just blindly following Coach Richt?

SavDawg

May 4th, 2010
10:33 am

FSU fans have short memories. What happened the last time we played FSU ? We embarrassed them in the Sugar Bowl, and if coach Richt hadn’t called of the Dawgs it would have really been embarrassing for them.

FinanceBuzz

May 9th, 2010
3:09 am

Ah, let the hype begin! LeMay will inherit the moniker “The Greatest Quarterback in the History of Football” (TM) once bestowed on other overrated UGA quarterbacks like Matt Stafford, Quitsey Carter, and Eric Zeier.

NWDawg2

May 10th, 2010
12:30 pm

And we care about what FSU fans think because … ? Bill, hold off publishing any FSU clippings until the Seminoles become relevant again. All those South Georgia recruits they’re “stealing” can’t even help them win the ACC.