On Mettenberger and way-out bowl predictions

Zach Mettenberger hopes for a second chance somewhere other than UGA. (wsbtv.com)

Zach Mettenberger hopes for a second chance somewhere other than UGA. (wsbtv.com)

Well, one thing we know for sure about Zach Mettenberger: He won’t be transferring to Valdosta State, as some had speculated, since he’s banished from the town that calls itself Winnersville.

Monday’s news that the former UGA quarterback had pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor sexual battery stemming from the spring break bar incident in the Valdosta area frankly came as no big surprise. As I said on the day news of Mettenberger being kicked off the Bulldogs first broke, the fact that Mark Richt had taken such drastic action pointed to more than just underage drinking. And, for once, the most prevalent rumor on the grapevine — which I first heard literally minutes after the news of Mett’s dismissal — pretty much was on the money.

A couple of other thoughts on the Mettenberger situation: He indicated in his statement taking “responsibility” for his actions that he hopes to get “a second chance to compete at another university.” That should put an end to the hopes some fans had that he could return to UGA. But despite being tainted by a transgression of a sexual nature and a very public demonstration of poor judgment, that NFL-caliber arm he has and his showing in Georgia’s spring game probably will mean Mettenberger’s wish will come true. There’s talk (how credible, I don’t know) that Tommy Tuberville is interested in bringing Mettenberger to Texas Tech.

And it’s been gratifying to see that most UGA fans speaking out on the subject accept that Richt kicking Mettenberger off the team was absolutely the right thing to do. I have, however, seen a couple of postings here and there from folks who don’t think there was anything wrong with Mettenberger grabbing a young woman’s breasts and buttocks against her will and who believe it’s ridiculous that he was punished for what they seem to think should be categorized as just being a guy.

Obviously these yahoos don’t have daughters.

RIDICULOUSLY EARLY BOWL PREDICTIONS
Moving on, CollegeFootballNews.com calls its bowl picks for the coming season “ridiculously early,” but really it’s only taking things one more step than all the prognosticators who already are picking Florida in the SEC East and Alabama to repeat as SEC champ. Besides, as CFN says, “it’s always goofy fun to look at the possibilities.”

Notable for UGA fans is that CFN sees the Dogs beating Florida this season and winding up playing Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl in Miami on Jan. 3 as one of the BCS at-large picks,  with the “Florida/Georgia loser” facing Penn State in the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day. Says CFN of the Dogs: “Georgia has the right schedule and the returning talent to slip through to win the East over a rebuilding Florida. The Orange would snap up the Dawgs getting the first pick of at-large teams (after the Rose).”

CFN sees Alabama as an SEC champion carrying a couple of losses and winding up in the Sugar Bowl against Nebraska, though it notes “this could very, very easily be Florida, Georgia or LSU if Alabama winds up playing for the national title”— which they think would happen only if Bama has just one loss. If, as they expect, the Tide has two losses, CFN predicts Ohio State and TCU meeting in the BCS Championship game.

So … Dogs fans should root for Bama?

359 comments Add your comment

hunkered down

May 4th, 2010
2:51 pm

I saw one poster question what the girl was wearing. Well, I can tell you if Mett had done this in a strip club he would have gotten his arse kicked by the bouncers. What the girl was wearing has nothing to do with it.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
2:51 pm

UGA has 62 draft choices and one number one pick…Fla has less than 50 and zero number 1 picks.

Ben Roethlisberger

May 4th, 2010
2:52 pm

MIAMI of OHIO. should be your next school! I mean we have been a university longer than MIAMI, FL has been a city. The bars there are great and well the girls lets just say are friendly. Remember no matter what you do always have the number to a good lawyer handy. It will save your butt in the end!

y

May 4th, 2010
2:52 pm

That stuff does not matter. No one ever remembers who finished third in College Football. No one remembers bowl wins unless its the big game. Florida has the better program and anyone outside of the state of Georgia would agree.

Ol Dawg

May 4th, 2010
2:53 pm

Richt was hired from FSU for ONE REASON; to beat those stinking gaytors!!! He has been unsuccessful and if he doesn’t win this year, HE MUST BE FIRED!!! I DONT GIVE A RATS Butt about his making men out of boys because with the arrests he has had the last 2 years, he isnt successful at that either.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
2:54 pm

Florida “won” a BCSNC with a 13-1 record and a SEC title. UGA had a 13-1 record in 2002 but Fla was lucky enuff that USC lost allowing Fla in.

UGA’s IDENTICAL record but OSU didnt lose…where is the other differences between the two?

tormentor

May 4th, 2010
2:54 pm

yeahwhatever and hershel has 10 personalities and Emmett Smith has one and is in the Hall of Fame Bozo.

tormentor

May 4th, 2010
2:56 pm

Fla owns Richt Patrick. Who did UGA lose to when they had the 13-1 record?

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
2:57 pm

Fla a better program?

So finishing top ten twice as many times over last 9 years makes them a worse team? Oh I get it now.

as far as NCs

UGA was 12-1 and the SEC champ in 2002 and needed OSU to lose to get it.

Fla was 12-1 and the SEC champ in 2006/8 and needed USC to lose to get in.

One happened..the other didnt. Explain how Fla made USC lose to UCLA?

Thats the only difference

Bad Karma

May 4th, 2010
2:57 pm

UGA is unlucky because of inbreeding.

y

May 4th, 2010
2:58 pm

Would you like some cheese with that whine? Maybe if you went 14-0 that year we wouldnt hear this complaining…you could have done more to get a National Championship birth. UGA is not on the same level as LSU, UF, Texas, even Alabama. Its just the truth….im sorry you disagree but UGA has 2 SEC titles since 1980. This past decade was great but it resulted in a 0 national championships…thats the bottom line. Auburn fans could make the same argument that your making but they were undefeated!

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
2:59 pm

UGA lost 5 games last year allowing Fla to CATCH UP on total wins at 90 in last 9 years.

Both have 2 SEC titles…

UGA has a 7-2 bowl record…

Fla has a 5-4 bowl record.

UGA finished top ten 6 times…….

Fla finished top ten 3 times……..

Yep clearly Fla is the better program

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:00 pm

has Fla EVER gone 14-0? So no difference. In Fact Fla has never had an undefeated season

y

May 4th, 2010
3:01 pm

2 is always greater than 0, unfortunately and the vast majority of the population only sees this stat. Thats why Florida is almost universally seen by the media, general public and others as the better program. UGA fans are the only ones who feel differently…well maybe FSU, and Miami fans too.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:01 pm

Y…UGA is 3-1 against ALA under Richt…so winning 75% of the time makes them worse than ALA….Ok its official…you are an idiot

Yep clearly Fla is the better program

May 4th, 2010
3:02 pm

especially with your loser coach going 1-2 against a loser like RON ZOOK, Patrick you have overdosed. Go to bed with your chihuaha

y

May 4th, 2010
3:02 pm

Oh and 17-3…the nation sees that stat too. Keep arguing yeah whatever…I have more important stuff to do. Thanks for the laugh.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:03 pm

I wish Richt had a winning record against those gators. I also wish he hadnt lost to Vandy and Kentucky at home but that was just unlucky, it didnt really happen.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:04 pm

2 what? NCs that they had no more control over than UGA in 2002?

FLA needed USC to lose…so re you saying Fla players went to UCLA and swapped unis with UCLA and went out and took control of their fate? Really?

12-1 and an SEC title is not better or worse than 12-1 and an SEC title. Regardless of the luck Fla had when USC lost to an inferior UCLA.

I realize facts get in the way but thats not my fault.

BIG DOG

May 4th, 2010
3:05 pm

UGA has led the nation in arrest every year since CMR has been there.UGA copied the G from the GREEN BAY PACKERS they look like a high school team.Why did they copy the logo could they not come up with anything original?

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:06 pm

you have incorrectly talked about draft picks…UGA not Fla has more of those….you said ALA is better than UGA when Richt is 3-01 against them…you are clearly clueless.

You say 6 top ten finishes is worse than 3 top ten finishes. Maybe its you that should go to bed

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:07 pm

This fact doesnt get into the way does it Patrick

Richt 2-7 against the gators.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:08 pm

BIG DOG, they copied the Packers, but last year in Jax they copied Grambling State!!

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:09 pm

in last 9 years

more times finishing top ten (UGA leads all SEC teams)

7 bowl wins (tied with LSU for the most)

2 SEC titles (tied with Fla)

Yes clearly UGA is not as good a program based solely on USC losing to UCLA n 2006 and Ore St in 2008. You got me…I sure am wrong. LOL

y

May 4th, 2010
3:09 pm

Omg they had no control over? They beat the living crap out of OSU and beat a great Oklahoma team. They made the big game and won it. What have you done since 1980 besides win some bowl games and claim the 2008 preseason national championship? This is really funny…your basically saying Florida didnt earn their national championships? They won the game didnt they…we could play the what if game with 2002 UGA all day but the facts show that Florida won it all in 2006, and 2008. Ive really got to go but like I said thank you for the laugh. I needed some humor.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:10 pm

0 National Titles not tied with Bama, FL or LSU….Impressive.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:10 pm

by taking my moniker does not mean u are me.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:11 pm

If Richt could just be dominant over Kentucky and Vandy we could win the mythical NC.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:12 pm

by taking my moniker does not mean u are me. I am me.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:12 pm

You made so much fun of me sleeping with my chihuaha, I took him off my facebook.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:13 pm

y said he needed humor…translation: “you are right and there is no use debating cold hard facts. Had USC won Fla would not have been invited. Same as UGA in 2002″

y

May 4th, 2010
3:14 pm

no I am genuinely laughing at you don’t misinterpret.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:15 pm

Cold hard fact 2-7 against Florida.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:16 pm

no you are clearly not laffing you merely are unable to counter the facts posted and need to resort to insults…no worries its typical of people that lack the ability to debate facts.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:16 pm

I am a complete chihuaha humping fool who believes that UGA is the best team every year and has gotten screwed by everyone. Yet strangely I have never actually been to a game.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:17 pm

12-1 needing a team to lose is no different than 12-1 needing a team to lose. Face facts.

y

May 4th, 2010
3:17 pm

I havent insulted you. I presented a broad view towards an issue. Im not the one stealing your moniker and mocking you…but I do think who ever is doing it is really funny.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:17 pm

Patrick, please we are sitting on the edge of our seats; please just one time explain why Richt was even coach enough to dominate Ron Zook. You cannot do can you?

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:18 pm

7-4 and needing to beat Tech to get into the Weed Eater Bowl. Face Facts.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:20 pm

UGA=needing someone to beat Florida to have a chance to be in the SEC Championship

UF=needing someone to beat USC to get into the National Championship.

BIG DIFFERENCE

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:20 pm

you didnt insult me? so I guess saying..you need some cheese with that whine is not an insult? Sooooo saying you are laffing at someone is not an insult?

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:21 pm

I am getting dizzy talking to myself, I think I am going to get my dawg Willie M. and go back to bed.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:22 pm

explain to me how 6 times top ten is worse than 3 times top ten

explain to me how 3-1 makes ALA better than UGA

explain to me how UGA having MORE draft picks mean they have less

these are all things you said

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:23 pm

explain how 12-1 and needing a team to lose is better than 12-1 needing a team to lose. I will wait.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:24 pm

explain how 7 -2 in bowls is worse than 5-4 in bowls

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:25 pm

explain how 12-1 and needing a team to lose is better than 12-1 and needing a team to lose.

y

May 4th, 2010
3:25 pm

No its not an insult. It was a cleverly worded metaphor intended to illustrate how I view UGA fans in relation to the 2002 season. Insults are meant to demean and lower someones self worth or value. For example: ” Yeah Whatever is stupid” that’s an insult. I use clever diction, prose, and other writing tools to formulate an argument that would incite a response while at the same time showing my opinion on your “whining” about the 2002 season.

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:27 pm

I have yet to hear clever…it would be clever if you could answer those questions…

South Georgia UGA Hick

May 4th, 2010
3:28 pm

UGA QB dilemna
Hey, what if Brantley were the one to get hurt?
UF QB dilemna

yeah whatever!

May 4th, 2010
3:28 pm

Explain how 2-7 and 1-2 vs Zook is better than 7-2?