Will anything less than a New Year’s Day bowl for Dogs be a ‘mega-disappointment’?

Justin Houston is seen as a big weapon for the Dogs' defense. (Georgiadogs.com)

Justin Houston is seen as a big weapon for the Dogs' defense. (Georgiadogs.com)

If you haven’t yet checked out CollegeFootballNews.com’s preview of the 2010 Georgia Bulldogs, by all means do so. It’s a remarkably optimistic and yet balanced look at the strengths and weaknesses of Mark Richt’s team.

Writes CFN’s Pete Fiutak: “Georgia can absolutely win the East and it can absolutely rise up at the right time to win the conference championship if everything breaks right. And lately, if you win the SEC Championship, big things tend to follow. No, this isn’t a national title team, but that’s not to say it can’t come back and rebound in a huge way.”

Fiutak correctly pegs the health of the veteran offensive line as a key to the season and says it might be “the best in America” if injuries are avoided. He thinks turning NFL prospect Justin Houston loose to harass quarterbacks will help ease the transition to a 3-4 defense.

And he notes that the team will be better than last year’s if “it wins the turnover battle and if it stops screwing up. Georgia, with enough talent and speed to hang around with anyone in the SEC, forced two fumbles and picked off 10 passes, while the offense gave it away 28 times. Alright, so takeaways aren’t necessarily indicative of success (Florida and Cincinnati only recovered three fumbles and Alabama came up with seven), but the knucklehead streak when it came to penalties didn’t help. The Bulldogs were flagged 105 times; only five teams got hit with more penalties.”

What about QB Aaron Murray? Fiutak says, “Murray isn’t all that big, but he has a next-level arm and has just enough talent to grow into the job over the next few years. If he’s outstanding right away, Georgia has a legitimate shot to win the SEC title. If he’s inconsistent, the ceiling is a Florida bowl on New Year’s Day.”

Another factor in the Dogs’ favor, Fiutak notes: “Georgia won’t be the best team in the SEC, but it has the schedule to look that way. Any SEC East team worth its salt would take this slate in a heartbeat. There’s no Alabama or LSU to deal with, Florida, as always, is at a neutral site, Tennessee is a home game, and the road games are at South Carolina, Mississippi State, Kentucky, and Auburn. Throw in a home date against Vanderbilt and anything less than a New Year’s Day bowl appearance will be a mega-disappointment.”

Fiutak is setting the bar high for the 2010 Dogs, saying their season will be a success if “Georgia wins the SEC East. If you’re going to catch Florida, do it now. The Bulldogs might still be growing, too, but they have the schedule and just enough talent to win the division to get to the SEC title game. For a team with so many concerns, anything else would be gravy. If this isn’t a division-winning year, 10-2 with a January 1st bowl game would signal a big bounceback.”

Is Fiutak expecting too much of a team that’s rebuilding its defense and starting a completely inexperienced quarterback? I tend to agree with the Senator, who thinks 2011 looks much more like the year of the Dawg.

But the CFN assessment isn’t pie-in-the-sky. Bama and Florida both lost a lot of talent off last year’s teams. Georgia’s schedule is favorable. The Dogs return 10 starters on offense. Willie Martinez is no longer in Athens. The big “ifs” are staying healthy, fixing that turnover ratio, cutting way back on penalties, continuing last season’s surge in the running game, and getting at least a decently productive first season out of Murray.

Still, I think it’s going a bit far to say that success for Georgia this season will be defined by whether it wins the SEC East or not. How about you?

METTENBERGER UPDATE

Former Dog Kelin Johnson has launched a Web site/blog and reports Zach Mettenberger told him he has two scholarship offers on the table — Louisville and Cincinnati — and has had heavy interest and calls from other schools, including Tennessee, USC, Texas A&M, Kentucky, Troy, Memphis and Colorado. So even if Mett doesn’t wind up at Louisville, the Dogs still could face their former teammate. You know CBS and/or ESPN would love that storyline.

253 comments Add your comment

dale

May 6th, 2010
11:15 am

I don’t know if Mett would want to play for a future UGA opponent, it would only bring up and rehash the details of his release from Georgia. I imagine he just wants that event to fade away.

38 Yardline Dawg

May 6th, 2010
11:16 am

Why get all hyped up over premature rankings and conjecture? I for one and disappointed we lost Mettenberger over what he did…and dread a day when he would be across the ball from us.

dap01

May 6th, 2010
11:24 am

Mettenberger is not the UGA QB. Who cares about where he goes?
Murray is our QB, the defense is going to be much improved. Our special teams will be much improved. Our running game will be much improved. Our offensive line will be a strenght and will be improved.
Our scheduling is much easier than last years.

Go Dawgs!

guy

May 6th, 2010
11:27 am

next year is totally the year!

Hutson Mason

May 6th, 2010
11:29 am

Don’t know about the record but one thing is for sure GA will lead the nation in arrests in 2010 BABY!!!!!!

ATL XMAN

May 6th, 2010
11:34 am

i wouldnt call it a mega dissapointment if uga doesnt get that new years day bowl but i would be suprised if they didnt. i agree with this guy completely with our team..we beat fla and get that chance to beat ala, who is about equal talent wise, we could be sitting pretty for the bowl season. it all goes back to UGA upperclassmen on the O-line. fla and ala had that same type of lines when they won the NC. our guys are talented enough to pretty good enough on defense this year to cause some havoc and murry will be fine as he had all last year to learn how to be a SEC qb andwhat it takes to be a winner at this level.

ATL XMAN

May 6th, 2010
11:35 am

just look at the schedules…tech could be 2-4 or 3-3 after the first 6 games with wins aginst south carolina st and Kansas and losses against North Carolina , north carolina st ,wake forest and virgina where they have just as much talent or more at every position than you guys do and with only 1 good player on your high school offense back there and a very weak defense, tech is in deep trouble…the Next 6 games are even harder. tech could finish up the year going 2-4 or 1-5 if duke sneaks a win from you wich they easily could. so that would make your final record 4-8 or 5-7 at best. the reason for the big drop off is that gailys NFL players are gone and thus your team is left with nesbit and about 20 or so div 1aa players to run that high school offense up against some off the better div 1a defenses in the acc…look foward to reading you techies post of how bad you guys need another coach asap about half way into the season..

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Mike

May 6th, 2010
11:36 am

I like UGA in 2010 & 2011. Richt will bounceback big-time, he always does. After the tough 200 & 2006, he finished in the top 3 in the country. After the difficult 2009, I expect a #1 finish. Richt has an amazing record against every good team on this year’s schedule except Florida, and they are WAY, WAY down (no tebow, no strong, 9 nfl players gone) , Florida might finish 3rd in the SEC East again, like Meyer did before. Florida QB Bentley is not tested and no better than Joe COX WAS AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR–AND COX WENT 8-5, , and the running game, well, 4 runs by the rb’s for 16 yards in the SEC Championship says it all.

Exley DAWG

May 6th, 2010
11:37 am

I agree totally with Mr. Fiutak. Screw 2011, we can win in 2010. No way Richt will have 3 mediocre seasons in a row. People….we have a jam up offense that will control the clock and wear down opponents. Our special teams which cost us games in past should be improved. Defense is the only question and it can’t be any worse than the last 2.

L-Dawg

May 6th, 2010
11:40 am

GLORY GLORY TO OLE’ GEORGIA!!!

ITS UNFORTUNATE, BUT WE HAVE TO ACCEPT REALITY THAT WE ARE STIL IN “REBUILDING MODE” THIS SEASON. BUT I SURE WAS PLEASED WITH THE SIGNS GIVEN AT THE END OF LAST SEASON.

PLEASE DONT EXPECT TOO MUCH OUT OF MURRAY. NOW MORE THAN EVER, WITH LEMAY COMING IN, I WISH WE HAD BURNED THAT RED SHIRT THAT WAS ON MURRAY’S BACK LAST SEASON, WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN INVALUABLE EXPERIENCE FOR THIS COMING SEASON.

WASHAUN, THIS IS GOING TO BE YOUR SEASON. I HOPE YOU STAY HEALTHY AND CONTINUE TO IMPROVE. I TRUST BEING THE SECOND YEAR IN THE SYSTEM, WE WILL SEE YOU SMARTER AND STRONGER THIS UPCOMING YEAR. YOU WILL GET LOTS AND LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES, ESPECIALLY EARLY, WITH OUR UNPROVEN FRESHMAN QB RUNNING THE SHOW. YOU ARE THE ONE I PERSONALLY AM LOOKING FORWARD TO WATCHING.

TECH FANS…… {{{{{30-24}}}}} YOU KNOW IT STILL HURTS.

Sherman

May 6th, 2010
11:44 am

Why would USC want someone who has had one good scrimmage against the third team defense? Don’t see Coach Richt releasing him to an SEC or ACC school.

AceDawg

May 6th, 2010
11:44 am

CBS would “love” the story line of sexual assaulting QB returns to state of his sexual assault? Eh, I don’t know…

Anyway, the Dawgs with the same head coach as they’ve had for over 10 years means they should always be in a New Years Day bowl at minimum or bust scenario.

Let’s consider that UGA even last year was a couple plays away from also beating LSU and Kentucky, which would’ve gotten them to 10-3.
This year, don’t we expect the offense to be BETTER with Murray than Cox? This year, don’t we expect the defense to be BETTER with Grantham than Martinez at the helm. That is a check and check for me, so the Dawgs ought to speak cautiously but think optimistically. If Richt is the guy for our future still, he should be able to prove it by having a very strong year and by pounding a few of the wannabee teams like Arkansas.

ugaaccountant

May 6th, 2010
11:45 am

TALKING IN CAPS IS STUPID!!!!

OEJ

May 6th, 2010
11:46 am

I honestly think the defense is what is going to help us. They wont be great yet, but they will be. The only thing that im really focusing on is the play of the secondary. With the new deense there is more man defense and i hope there arent a lot of pass interference calls. But if the secodary can improve form last year the defense should be ok, everything else should be fine on defense especially with more blitzing being done. The offense should be fine, and if we do good this year next year could be our year.

OEJ

May 6th, 2010
11:47 am

“I meant defense”

nam dog

May 6th, 2010
11:49 am

transfered from the dogs to the u of s vietnam in 66 cmr is no vince, but maybe his policys will pay off ps we have qbs we dont need the showboat from nc

Sam

May 6th, 2010
12:02 pm

38, I am not clear on your post. Do you think that Mett did not deserve to get tossed off the team for the sexual battery charge or that Mett did it?

ugaclassof2004

May 6th, 2010
12:04 pm

OK first off…

Uga has a GOOD offense line but not a GREAT one. They really didn’t start playing well until the end of the year, and even then they were better at run blocking than pass blocking. I can’t even count how many passes were batted down at the line of scrimmage and anyone who has ever played football knows that’s the O-line’s fault for not getting their hands up. Also, the teams that they did have success running the ball on( Auburn, Tech, Texas A & M) were lousy against the run. So I can’t determine if our line was really good or if the opponents D-line/LB’s really sucked. Perhaps a bit of both?

As for the New Year’s bowl game, it’s possible for this team to make the Outback or maybe the Chick-fil-A bowl, but beyond that is a bit unrealistic. This team just as too many questions marks!

L-Dawg

May 6th, 2010
12:06 pm

ugaaccountant- so is your wife

Dan

May 6th, 2010
12:11 pm

10-3 would be a good season, we are young, have QB questions, new defense, a weak schedule, and tend to drop a game we have no business losing (Kentucky last year, SC in 2008, etc.)

McDawg

May 6th, 2010
12:16 pm

we need to recruit some LBs

SSIgator

May 6th, 2010
12:16 pm

“Florida, as always, is at a neutral site”

Not according to the UGA folks. To hear them talk about it you would think that UGA only gets 10,000 tix for the game. Whiners.

Otto

May 6th, 2010
12:26 pm

Special teams will be the biggest help this year, mostly kick coverage.

Defense should improve but will likely blow some assignments. If the defense just finished tackles the past few years UGA wins several close game. I doubt that is a problem with the new coaches.

Offense…we’ll see I’m not very up on this year. The running game took off on teams that were soft on the run, Vandy, GT (pull up the Miss. St and Iowa box scores), and an Auburn team that was very thin at LB. Murray didn’t look that good in the spring game. If CMR takes over a very large part of the game planning and play calling the year could turn out very well. I think UGA had a very good OL last year and a decent RB tandom maybe trio with Jackson but bland playcalling made them work for every yard.

I expect a Florida bowl, Outback or Capital One after a 3 or 4 loss season. 2011 is the year UGA should aiming for a SEC title.

K-Town Dawg

May 6th, 2010
12:30 pm

I fully expect the D to be much better. The fact is that the roster is littered with talent from years of high profile recruiting and the chances of ALL of those recruits being busts is virtually zero. So, the talent is there. I for one, want to see some smash mouth football including a blitz heavy defense and a strong dose of the run game on offense. The Dawgs really need some headhunters to step up. If Rambo and the Hitman deliver as promised, I expect a positive turnover margin with a few pick sixes. Hopefully CTG can get a pass rush going.

The other big thing is Aaron Murray. I personally think the kid has the knowledge, moxie, and heart to come up big time. I also think his accuracy and running ability will keep defenses guessing just enough to keep them honest. CMR also has a chip on his shoulder and has rediscovered the fire in his belly. Renewed team discipline and a fiery CTG propel the Dawgs to 10 or 11 wins.

I think the Dawgs will suprise this year, but hope always springs eternal.

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SSIgator

May 6th, 2010
12:31 pm

The only way UGA plays a New Years Day bowl is if they move the Shreveport bowl to January 1st.

Otto

May 6th, 2010
12:32 pm

SSIgator, Jax is neutral, the travel time is about the same for the teams, and better coaching (game plan and execution) has won majority of the games.

A UGA fan.

PS I still don’t want Urban despite the compliment above.

how2fish

May 6th, 2010
12:43 pm

I think we could go 9-4 , 10-3 but with some breaks and IF the D is half as improved as we are HOPING and IF our running game is picking up where it left off last year and IF the QB play is decent we could end up playing for the SEC East. Lot of IF’s but we shall see…but No not a mega dissapointment…2011 well that maybe a differnet story.

italian_29

May 6th, 2010
12:53 pm

AceDawg, I don’t know if the offense will be better with Murray than Cox, the offense wasn’t really a HUGE problem last year, we scored enough points, in most games, to win, the D, stupid penalties, T.O.s and Lousy arm tackling killed us, not to mention awful kick coverage that gave opposing team a short field. I think we will have alot of things fixed, like the stupid penalties, looking back for the ball while in coverage will take care of a few of those, but there are some BIG questions. How fast does the team pick up the 3-4, how does Murry cope with real game situations, and of course how much does CMR involve himself in the Offensive play calling. I also don’t think FL will be down as bad as everyone is thinking, that team has some talent, all around, but if we are going to get them, it better be this year.

76- Dawg

May 6th, 2010
12:56 pm

For those of you that have your doubts about Murray I think he will be night and day better than Cox. Cox had a lot of passes caught by Green and others that were completed only because of the great ability of our receivers. In the Oklahoma State game Cox should have had 6 or 7 passes intercepted but when he threw the ball right into the chest of the Okla. State defenders it surprised them so much they dropped the should be interception. That happened all year. Also, it took 6 games before we found a tailback. If the offense stay’s healthy we will average 38 to 40 pts. per game easily and if it wasn’t for CMR’s conservative way’s, running the ball 40 or more times per game, UGA would average 45 to 50 pts per game this year. UGA is going to have a great offense this year. CAN’T WAIT!

italian_29

May 6th, 2010
12:57 pm

how2fish, you and I are on the same wavelength. I think we could pull out 10-3, but I wouldn’t be disappointed in 9-4. 2011, is the year that I will be mad, if we aren’t in contention for at least the SEC title.

Crazy Dawg

May 6th, 2010
12:58 pm

Sugar Bowl all the way! The DAWGS

Crazy Dawg

May 6th, 2010
1:00 pm

NOLA OR BUST! The DAWGS are shooting for the sugar bowl! I just be facetious and say maybe the Nat’l Championship, it a possibility.

Lane Pimpin

May 6th, 2010
1:02 pm

Poodle fans will be elated to be anywhere but Shreveport during bowl season. Shreveport is a long distance for UGA fans to ride tractors. Somewhere like the Peach is up the UGA alley, so that fans who never get to see the SEC championship can at least attend a game in the Dome.

Minnesota Dawg

May 6th, 2010
1:04 pm

Dawgs need to just stay under the radar, take care of business and then whoop them gators!

Minnesota Dawg

May 6th, 2010
1:06 pm

Lane Pimpin, we are not Poodles, but Junk Yard DAWGS!!!!! Watch your backside!

Ol Bawl Coach

May 6th, 2010
1:09 pm

No disappointment; they liked Shreveport.

1eyedJack

May 6th, 2010
1:19 pm

While we are wishing for the future I’m going to wish for 14-0. Then should we lose one I’m wishing for 12-1. Then….

Realistically, any right-minded Dawg should hope for 10+ wins every year.

Dorsey Hill

May 6th, 2010
1:46 pm

If you aren’t playing on New Year’s Day or later you are in Shreveport, Nashville or Birmingham, so absolutely that’s a disappointment. Given the way the schedule works out anything worse than a 6-2 Conference record is a disappointment. We have 5 really big conference games: UT, UF, Arky, USC and Auburn. We need to go at least 3-2 in those games. MSU, Vandy and UK ought to be considered automatic even if that’s not the reality.

Then to finish worse than 10-2 it means you’ve lost to Colorado or Tech which would also be a disappointment. So it would seem that, absent serious injury issues, that 10-2 is the mark to reach or to better. I wouldn’t slit my wrists over 9-3, but it wouldn’t be entirely satisfactory either.

My prediction has been and remains that we win the East with a record of 6-2 or better.

Pago Pago Dawg

May 6th, 2010
1:46 pm

If we can’t beat UF/UT/UK it really doesn’t matter does it!

dale

May 6th, 2010
1:47 pm

I absolutely can’t wait for 2014. LeMay will be a senior and if some of the recruits currently in 8th grade pan out we’re going to be looking good.

I am the dog

May 6th, 2010
1:50 pm

Atl axeman….you must be 8…and add…dogs muster 7 wins and Tech gets 9. wishing wont get it done fellas. Florida beats us by 30.

Sweet Home...

May 6th, 2010
2:01 pm

UGA playing in a bowl on New Years Day? When did they move the Liberty Bowl to Jan 1??

poopdawg

May 6th, 2010
2:09 pm

I would be happy with 4-8, as long as the wins are SC, TENN, GT and the Stinking Gators!

AltamahaDawg

May 6th, 2010
2:15 pm

“And he notes that the team will be better than last year’s if “it wins the turnover battle and if it stops screwing up.”

Just hang on, while I go get the ladder.

chuck

May 6th, 2010
2:29 pm

Better be careful overlooking Dan Mullen in Starkville this year. I wouldn’t be so quick to chalk that one up for the Dawgs just yet.
If Murray goes down, we are totally and completely screwed. All you need to know about Logan is that he couldn’t beat out the red headed stepchild. And for all of you goobers chomping at the bits for Mason, are you kidding me? If this kid was freshman-ready, he would have been a much hotter recruit.

AltamahaDawg

May 6th, 2010
2:38 pm

With the change of the Gator Bowl, there are now 3 SEC/Big 10 matchups on New Years day in the sunshine state. Obviously the SEC will have at least one more in a BCS bowl. The Cotton Bowl usually takes an SEC team. Debatable if (Jan 2) is a technicality or qualifies in the New Years day-esque spirit of the question. The SEC could very well send half it’s team to Bowl games in January this year.

ca dawg

May 6th, 2010
2:47 pm

good piece, bill. i agree that we could win the east this year, but that it is silly to say anything less would be a disappointment. we absolutely need to win more games than last year, but i’ll measure success this year less by W’s and L’s than by substantial improvement in what have been problems areas the last couple of years: fewer penalties, blown defensive assignments and turnovers, better tackling and kick coverage, a more consistent pass rush, and getting our hands on more turnovers. if we do those things, i’m happy to let the chips fall where they may.

i’m cautiously optimistic about next year. there is definitely a new energy in the program and i think CMR looks reinvigorated. we’re more talented across the board than last year, and our schedule is considerably more forgiving. the secondary and running game are going to be our strengths. major concerns are at QB and the front 7 on defense. we are a little thin up front and may need a couple of freshman (tj stripling and garrison smith) to step up and contribute.

ARdawg

May 6th, 2010
2:56 pm

Anything less than a New Years day bowl is a season failure. I agree with Flutak and he is optimistic as well as I. Last two years our schedule was a Murderer’s row. This year, not so much the case. It’s no cake walk but doable and lined up to where UGA could do some sneaking into an SECCG. Other than your Georgia faithful, nobody is looking out for us in 2010. We could do great things with a few breaks. Staying healthy and away from penalties being the top of the list.

KimZ's Package

May 6th, 2010
3:17 pm

minnesota: JUNKYARD DAWG? Don’t you mean Excercise Yard Butt Sniffer! Even with the QB and other issues, the Lame schedule UGA has this year should allow the Clarke Central High QB win 8 games for the Dawgs. 3 of your OOC teams together only won 10 games, and not real dawg fear TECH right? That is 4 wins with your scout team playing right?

PTC DAWG

May 6th, 2010
3:32 pm

To the Gator poster above claiming UGA fans whine about Jax…you’ll never hear me whine….The game has had 2 tremendous streaks in the last 40 years…I’ve witnessed almost every game. I’ll be shocked if it continues alone the same path.

One more thing, what’s a Gator doing on this site? LOL

Mike

May 6th, 2010
3:33 pm

Anything less than 13-1 hard to imagine with this schedule. richt beats all on schedule, not fla, but all else. might lose 1 game, then beat bama or auburn who rucht almost always beats —7-1 against those 2.

OrlandoDawg

May 6th, 2010
3:35 pm

Bill with all due respect, are you kidding? there’s no way we’ll be in a Jan 1 bowl, but to answer your question, yes, anything less than the chickfila bowl is disappointing.

Bull

May 6th, 2010
3:38 pm

I’m ready for the season to begin

SOUTHGADAWG88

May 6th, 2010
3:39 pm

Barring major injuries we should win 10 regular season games at least.

Bull

May 6th, 2010
3:40 pm

It’s coming Bulldog fans, be patient. Richt is still our guy. I wouldn’t trade him out for any other coach PERIOD

Hmmmm

May 6th, 2010
3:57 pm

SOUTHGADAWG88

WOW!! That might be the dumbest thing I have ever heard. And I am a UGA Grad.

nickj0321

May 6th, 2010
3:59 pm

UGA will be lucky to win 7 games

SOUTHGADAWG88

May 6th, 2010
4:07 pm

You don’t know anything about football then.It’s really rather simple there hasn’t ever been a CMR team or probably any Major program in this League that has brought back 10 starters on Offense and not won at least 10 games.We are not talking the Vandy’s and MSU’s of the world.

Murray the Midget

May 6th, 2010
4:13 pm

I would sure hate to see the season fall “short” and have to settle for some “lower”bowl game. UGA should always have a “higher” level of expectation than a trip to Shreveport. Need to “raise” the standards and expect a New Years bowl every year. Anything less would be “under”achieving.

RxDawg

May 6th, 2010
4:14 pm

I kind of agree with the first poster, Dale. I’m betting that Metts just wants to leave all of this behind. I’d think he’d want to go off somewhere to play ball. Some place where his connections to UGA will be infrequently disscussed.

WTH

May 6th, 2010
4:22 pm

So, Shreveport has moved to a Jan 1 bowl game?

Me

May 6th, 2010
4:27 pm

If I were Metts, I’d go to Tennessee where I would not only fit right in with the culture but also have my shot at the Dawgs every year. Then it would be “may the tallest QB win”.

Patrick

May 6th, 2010
4:45 pm

I said Straight Jacket not yellow jacket! Somebody help me up.

Lane Pimpin

May 6th, 2010
4:54 pm

Shreveport has a fabulous Krystal and a new Walmart. I would think that any poodle fan would be thrilled to spend the holidays in Shreveport. Why all the angst over going to a New Years Bowl? If you are playing in a lesser bowl that day, e.g. 9 a.m., you do not get to see the Tide and the Gators represent the conference in a real bow.

Bulldog59

May 6th, 2010
5:11 pm

BK, nice job. One of the better articles I’ve read in quite a while.

You (and Fiutak) covered all the variables. (1) We don’t need a first-round draft choice at QB, just get the ball where it’s supposed to be, NOT fumbled, NOT blocked at the LOS, and NOT intercepted. (2) The D needs to learn the 3-4 quickly and pressure, pressure, pressure the opposing QB. (3) Get rid of these stupid a$$ penalties, especially late in the game.

We have a Florida type schedule in 2010, so it’s all ours for the taking. Probably not a BCS Title, but a BIG improvement.

What do you call a team without a QB?

May 6th, 2010
5:13 pm

Dogs.

If your A(ir)Murry gets a ding, you guys will have to call either a guy you do not want to call or play a (true) freshman…either way spells something before 1/1/2011.

DawginLex

May 6th, 2010
5:19 pm

i love all the florida idiots bashing us and making comments like “play in the chick fil a bowl so UGA can at least play in the Dome”.

I remember a stretch from 2002-2005 where UGA played in the Dome 3 out of 4 years while florida got to go only if they bought a ticket.

Be careful what you write, it could come back to haunt you.

florida football history lesson:

Prior to 1990-NOTHING

1991-2001 A bunch of SEC titles in a watered down league and only 1 fluke NT to show for it. Lose to your arch rival the last game of the year and turn around and play them again for the NT? What a joke.

2002-2009 Two titles with Tebow.

so there you have it, 1 fluke title and 2 titles with the annointed one.

No Tebow=No titles

You won’t win another one without him.

KimZ's Package

May 6th, 2010
5:32 pm

11 arrested @ UGA. Students, Faculty, and Staff getting DUI, Open-Container, Simple batttery, and Underage Drinking charges altogether. I guess they will hold classes in Athens-Clarke County Jail until they post bail. Do all drunks go to UGA or is everybody @ UGA just a drunk?

KimZ's Package

May 6th, 2010
5:36 pm

Dawginlex UGA has nothing past 1980! a few SEC championships in a watered down SEC and so SEC East Co-Champs and no shot at the Title game. RICHT the Dale Jr. of SEC coaches.

UgaHater

May 6th, 2010
5:49 pm

at DawginLex

And UGA hasn’t won one since 1980 so what’s your point about Florida? That they have three national championship trophies and you have zero?

italian_29

May 6th, 2010
6:09 pm

Mike, I think you may be confused about the records, CMR is 3-1 against Bama and 6-3 against Auburn which would make that record 9-4 not 7-1, but it is a good record if we don’t mention the most recent 31-0 halftime score for the 1 Bama loss.

italian_29

May 6th, 2010
6:13 pm

I think it is great that fans from other schools of NATIONAL prominance, like FL, Bama, and GT, in their minds, like to get on a UGA blog and Talk Crap about our program. You will never see me on their blogs. Oh yeah, by the way, UGA hater and KimsZpackage 30-24 and 8 of 9 with more to come.

James

May 6th, 2010
6:19 pm

None of the teams on UGA’s 2010 has any kind of long term success against Richt except the Gators, and they’ll be lucky t win 8 this year. I’m thinking THE CARDS FINALLY FALL RICHT’S WAY.

KimZ's Package

May 6th, 2010
6:31 pm

italian-29 is that 30-24 players arrested were convicted and 8-9 this year already? STUDENTS, STAFF, and FACULTY arrested for Cinco de Mayo in Athens now that the NATIONAL PROMINANCE UGA is becoming famous for.

TechSting

May 6th, 2010
6:43 pm

Ga isn’t going to any bcs bowl this year–what a joke! They will be happy to get the lowly music city bowl, if it isn’t still underwater! Tech’s loaded and will win the ACC again–on to the Orange Bowl again and partying in south beach!!!

Bill King is a................

May 6th, 2010
6:47 pm

anything less than a new blog writer will be a megadisappointment too. Our goal needs to be a NC. To get there we have to win the SEC. Why set your goals just a New Year’s Day Bowl?? If thats all we shoot for, then at best thats all we will get. Aim the highest we can and if we happen to fall just short of a NC then maybe we will still have won the SEC and maybe still wind up with a BCS bowl or as some of you people are hoping for….”A New Years Day Bowl.”

As i still remain the ‘Speaker of Truth’,
Bill King is a…………

UGADAWGZ

May 6th, 2010
6:52 pm

kimz- Are you really that much of an idiot. First- UGA does have tons of good things past 1980.
Second- The SEC is not watered down it has won the last 4 national championships, if the SEC was watered down it would be the acc

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

May 6th, 2010
6:57 pm

Dawinlex, jealous much? I bet you’re the type that drools when I walk by with my girlfriend, too. Don’t worry….it’ll all be over soon enough. See ya in Jax!!

italian_29

May 6th, 2010
6:59 pm

KimsZpackage is that your way of deflecting, talk about arrests, even with all the arrests we have had, we have still been able to KICK your Lousy ACC championship AZZEZ 8 out of the last 9 years. So smoke on that!!!!

Bill King is a.............

May 6th, 2010
7:00 pm

i’m sorry bill

Bill King is a.............

May 6th, 2010
7:03 pm

TechSting….. too much Star Trek talk on the Techie blog?? You had to come talk football on ours?? Heck, we won the ACC last year and we really dont consider that a point of pride. The book is out on how to stop that highschool offense that PJ runs. And its not a come from behind offense so to speak. So be prepared in the fact that ya’ll will be behind in most of your games this season and a realistic expectation is a 6-6 year. Sorry dude.

Bill King is a.............

May 6th, 2010
7:04 pm

Plus……those Urine Stained uniforms are horrible…….just sayin

SOUTHGADAWG88

May 6th, 2010
7:09 pm

We have some issues of our own at UGA too.I am a realist not just some blind homer..QB depth is a concern for me if Murray gets hurt.We have changed our defensive scheme to something that is not only a different type of alignment but requires different body types than what we have recruited over CMR’s tenure.I expect some growing pains on Defense, new found aggressive attack style or not.Yet I have been a fan of the game of football all my life,played the game and love it with a passion.I know a thing or two about what it takes to win football games.I also know a little about my favorite team and when I consider this year’s edition of the Red and Black I am confident that we will be a strong player both in the SEC and Nationally.QB depth and the DL are the things that concern me the most with this team.Mark Richt has not given the back up QB many snaps period..DJ was somewhat against the grain but even his snaps were stingily given.Cox didn’t yield the field much and I don’t expect Murray to either.The area where we have been truly blessed is that all our starters have been injury free for the most part.Hope it continues.On the DL we just lost 3 guys who played most of the DT snaps over the last 3 years…I understand that under this new scheme those kids may have not been the ideal NT types but they were still good players and their leadership will be missed.Our season will have it’s hiccups but the DAWGS are a serious threat to not only win the East but the SEC.

Bill King is a.............

May 6th, 2010
7:14 pm

L-Dawg sounds LIKE A LITTLE BOY LEAVING SANTA A CHRISTMAS NOTE

Tim Rupert

May 6th, 2010
8:41 pm

Nice to finally have that Fla like schedule. Go Dawgs.

KimZ's Package

May 6th, 2010
8:48 pm

the SEC is LSU, BAMA, & Florida.

KimZ's Package

May 6th, 2010
8:49 pm

middle SEC Auburn, UGA, and the VOLS.

KimZ's Package

May 6th, 2010
8:51 pm

SEC’s other teams are all the same. Now do you understand watered down?

KimZ's Package

May 6th, 2010
8:53 pm

Uga’s best shot(under Richt) and you have to play Hawaii! That got you a preseason #1 for the blink of an eye.

SOUTHGADAWG88

May 6th, 2010
9:16 pm

last 10 SEC championships.LSU-3,FLA-3,UGA-2,ALA-1,AUB-1

Sherlock

May 6th, 2010
9:20 pm

This L-Dawg guy, is he 80 years old, or what ? “glory glory to ol georgia” ????!!

UGADAWGZ

May 6th, 2010
9:38 pm

kimz- So, from what you said the acc’s 2 best teams couldn’t beat a middle(UGA is not a middle team by the way) team or a low sec team so how is the SEC watered down

Ogeechee Dawg

May 6th, 2010
9:51 pm

Pete Fiutak’s article sure did sound familiar – this is what BAMA STAN has been saying about the DAWGS for the last month. STAN insists that UGA is poised for a big year – but is not convnced they will beat Florida.

BAMA STAN – you out there?

SEC recordkeeper

May 6th, 2010
9:53 pm

SOUTHGADAW88,

bcs champioships won by the sec – Florida 2, LSU 2, Alabama 1, UT 1, AU- got screwed out of the chance to play for 1, UGA-ZERO

SEC recordkeeper

May 6th, 2010
9:58 pm

national championships since the inception of the 12 team sec, also sec title and sec division crowns

Florida 3 national, 8 sec titles, 11 division crowns
Bama 2 national, 3 sec titles, 7 division crowns
LSU 2 national, 3 sec titles, 4 division crowns
UT 1 national, 2 sec titles, 5 division crowns
UGA 0 national, 2 sec titles, 3 division crowns
AU 0 national, 1 sec title, 2 division crowns

atl xmen

May 6th, 2010
9:59 pm

haha.. stinkinglinkon there is nothing to be scared of when tech runs an offense that 85 percent of the high schools run and when you field a team with div 1aa players to boot… your coach never even played the game of football past little league and has no clue how to prepare college football players for the NFL.

i for one will never be scared of tech when richt is the coach and PJ is yours.

SEC recordkeeper

May 6th, 2010
10:02 pm

Out of the big 6 programs in the sec, 3 in the east, 3 in the west, Georgia is 5th in terms of overall conference and national title success since we went to the 2 division format. Just the facts sir.

30 years and counting......

May 6th, 2010
10:06 pm

KimZ’sPackage,

You are pretty good at zinging the dogs with the one about beating an overmatched Hawaii team that had no business being in a bcs game to begin with. Want another one. Probably the only real powerhouse that the dogs beat in a bowl game ever was when they beat FSU in the 2002 season in the sugar. FSU was so depleted at qb that they had no qbs left. 1st string and backup were gone. They had to convert a wide receiver to play qb in the 15 practices after the Florida game and have him play qb against UGA. Should be an asterik beside that game.

gtfanfrom1951

May 6th, 2010
10:06 pm

UGA will not be Atlanta because…..of FLA,AU, MSU,USC,and GT that’s 5 loses

PDawg

May 6th, 2010
10:13 pm

Dawgs will be lucky to win 8 this year….sorry but that’s what it looks like to me.

KMax

May 6th, 2010
10:13 pm

Georgia is Loaded with Game Breakers like the USC team with reggie bush.

RB: King & Ealey (ranked #4 #5 in nation in high school)
TE: Charles & White (ranked #1 & 2 in nation)
WR: AJ Green (#1 in nation), Wooten (parade all-american) Brown (#2 in nation out of high school 6′ 5”)
Punter: #1 in nation last year
Kicker: #3 in nation last year
QB: #3 in nation, 2 Elite 11 QB’s and a Parade All American
O-Line: averaging 247 a game over last 5 games (#5 in nation), only 10 sacks last year, deep, experienced & healthy

sportsline.com

May 6th, 2010
10:18 pm

Read this link from CBS Sportsline:

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/13351665/-spring-stories-expansion-talk-kiffin-at-usc-kelly-in-south-bend

Quote:

Sheriff Richt: Funny, it was only after Georgia slumped to 8-5 that discipline suddenly became an issue in Athens. Oh, discipline has been a problem in the past under tolerant Georgia coach Mark Richt, but nothing a BCS bowl couldn’t cure. It’s the same everywhere: Wins trump drunk driving arrests every time.

Zach Mettenberger is no longer Mark Richt’s problem at Georgia. (US Presswire)
Last month, Richt took the bold (for him) step of kicking quarterback Zach Mettenberger off the team for — here we go again — violation of team rules. This wasn’t a token move, since Mettenberger was in a three-way battle for the job. You can bet programs all over the country will be inquiring about Mettenberger’s availability.

You can also bet the pressure will ramp up on Richt if he goes 8-5 again.

THE PLAYERS & NAMES CHANGE, THE RESULTS AND THE COACH ARE THE SAME!

UGADAWGZ

May 6th, 2010
10:18 pm

gtfan- You are delusional. Do you honestly thing GT, MSU, and USC beat UGA? HA! That’s really funny

KimZ's Package

May 6th, 2010
10:18 pm

Recordkeeper: Thank You. I don’t HATE UGA players. They should be doing their best and stay out of trouble. I HATE UGA fans that think they are SO SO MUCH better than they really are. ATL XMEN UGA fans don’t think they should ever fear TECH NO MATTER WHAT. What did Richt do? Hold a clipboard for Kelly in college? Zeier did that in the NFL. So did Greene & DJ. Bobo & Richt never got that chance in the NFL. Richt coaches C. Ward to run around and wait til the D broke down and then heave the Ball deep. Wait, Richt coached C. Ward to be a great NBA guard while carrying a Heisman. Weinke was what, 30 with a baseball players arm? RICHT TOUGHT WEINKE HOW TO HAVE A BASEBALL PLAYERS ARM? The Heisman winners under Richt didn’t learn anything from him. FSU’s D made up for any of Richt’s bad play calls or Ward’s or Weinke’s bad choices.

KimZ's Package

May 6th, 2010
10:22 pm

K-Max is that UGA game breakers or JAIL BREAKERS?

SOUTHGADAWG88

May 6th, 2010
10:29 pm

A Spurrier type of run is not happening in the league again.There is too much talent at the top 5 programs..the next 10 years should be similar to the last…a couple of teams may have a mini run but no one can really claim to have dominated.I only care about winning the SEC championship other factors can determine being in the NC game.Win the SEC and you are in the hunt for a NC.

UGADAWGZ

May 6th, 2010
10:32 pm

kimz- OK, now you are just delusional. You can’t honestly think Mark Richt isn’t a good coach, you’ve only been able to beat him once.
Also, we shouldn’t fear a team that has only beat us ONCE the past decade
O, and to all you gt fans who keep talking about how UGA hasn’t played a good team in bowls, you’ve only won 2 the past decade against Syracuse and Tulsa and had loses to Fresno state twice so I would stop talking

Shreveport Sam

May 6th, 2010
10:36 pm

We’re getting the Days Inn ready and Zulina’s Grill is going to offer three for the price of two potted meat sandwiches! They’re for the takin’ for anyone who yells, “Go Dawgs,” on bowl game day!

UGADAWGZ

May 6th, 2010
10:40 pm

sam-IOWA HA HA HA

KimZ's Package

May 6th, 2010
10:42 pm

WHAT has RICHT DONE? HE is the Dale JR. of SEC coaches. He looks good for the camera, sells crap, and never wins anything that really matters. I can’t compare Richt to TECH coaches. You are right. I am Comparing him to SEC COACHES. You are so BIG on the SEC go apples to apples. WHAT does 10 wins mean, if you don’t take those 4-5 Star players to the SEC Championship and a shot at the BCS title?

Rob

May 6th, 2010
10:44 pm

A January 1 bowl game in Florida really isn’t saying that much. Almost certainly two SEC teams in BCS bowls. Then the Capital One, Cotton, Outback, and Gator bowls on January 1 or 2. Not making one of those games means you finished seventh in the conference. 8-4 gets an Outback or Gator bowl bid. No way UGA does worse than that with its 2010 schedule.

KimZ's Package

May 6th, 2010
10:50 pm

I will be this honest. I lived in Nashville. I enjoy that Bowl if it is on a weekend. It is a nice trip. Maimi been there done that. You think the area around Tech is bad? AHHAHAH.

Dawg Rule

May 6th, 2010
10:50 pm

The Dawgs will come up big with Murray in 2010! UgA beats south carolina and tennessee—mark it down!

Murray the Midget

May 6th, 2010
11:00 pm

Did someone say the Dawgs will come up “big” with Murray?? You mean my platform cleats finally came in?!

KimZ's Package

May 6th, 2010
11:06 pm

The VOLS? WOW! New coach, new QB, @ Home, the Dooley’s (1/2 & 1/2 in orange for sure), and all the HYPE! UGA should win. What is the UGA v USC record? UGA never gets beat by So. Carolina, Vandy, Miss St., or Kentucky. Fear the 6-6 La-Laf, 3-9 Colorado, and 1-10 Idaho St. too. HAHAHAHA. If the teachers and staff are as drunk as the players and students if could be fun.

KimZ's Package

May 6th, 2010
11:06 pm

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StinkinLincoln

May 6th, 2010
11:16 pm

This Lemay kid coming to Ga has Dawg nation dreaming of championships. Lemay has already stated that he’ll not sit on the bench for 2 or 3 years. I have a question,,,, what are you gonna do with Murray? Now Murray comes highly touted and should be the perfect QB for Richt’s offense. Sounds like some in Dawg nation are ready to throw him (Murray) under the bus. It’s not hard to see this Lemay kid has premaddona written all over him….My prediction, 50-50 either way he could be a real good QB or he could be a real big problem….especially if he doesn’t get to play right away.

KimZ's Package

May 6th, 2010
11:22 pm

Stinkin: what about Hutson coming in this fall? He has all the State passing, or many of them, recorda and is 6′-5″ and has palyed in as many SEC stadiums as Murry.

KimZ's Package

May 6th, 2010
11:27 pm

I can’t spell any more after drinking my way through the HAWKS JOKE of a game. Add the almost No Hit Braves and I DONE.

StinkinLincoln

May 6th, 2010
11:34 pm

My point exactly KimZ’s. Why should QBs want to pile-up at one program. Only one gets to start and only one gets to back-up.

Pete

May 6th, 2010
11:55 pm

New Year’s Day bowls ain’t what they used to be. Only the Rose Bowl and whichever other BCS bowl will later hold the championship game are of any significance.
The Outback — who can brag about a bowl that starts before noon, while many fans are still nursing hangovers? The Capital One — played in a dump. Those of us at the UGA-Michigan State game can swear to that. The Gator — do they still play that ACC snoozer on New Year’s?
There were as many bowls on Jan. 2 as Jan. 1 this past year.
The current system means that only one bowl — the BCS championship — really means anything. For the rest of us, it’s just window dressing and justification for the coach to keep his job (if he wins).
So a goal of a New Year’s Day bowl isn’t much of a goal. You have to aim for a BCS game to really amount to anything in modern college football.

Chuck Uga

May 6th, 2010
11:56 pm

What a shock! Derek Dooley reaching out to Mett?! Looks like maybe things in Knoxville haven’t changed that much. Barbara and Vince are short-term as Athens residents. Just watch. I hope Mett fails miserably if he goes to an SEC East rival. What a jerk if he is considering this.

Chuck Uga

May 7th, 2010
12:03 am

SEC Recordkeeper: Those stats are incorrect. For one, Georgia has 4 Division titles in the SEC East. But don’t let your hate of UGA get in the way…

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:12 am

What has Richt done.he has won 2 SEC titles…same as Meyer. The only difference you ask?

2002 UGA went 12-1 and a SEC title needing a team to win to get in the NC (OSU)

2006 FLA went 12-1 and a SEC title needing a team to win to get in the NC (USC)

one happened…the other didnt

THATS the ONLY difference in Richt and Meyers as far as NCs.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:15 am

Fla didnt go to UCLA and change Unis with them to beat USC EARNING a trip to the NC. It just fell to them due to USC losing

Recordkeeper

May 7th, 2010
12:18 am

Chuck Uga,

UT won the division in 2001, Georgia in 02 and 03, 04 AU beat UT, 05 Georgia, 06 Florida, 07 UT, 08 and 09 Florida won.

So where am I wrong. Georgia won the division and sec in 02 and 05 and lost to LSU in 03. Where am I wrong?

Recordkeeper

May 7th, 2010
12:20 am

yeah whatever,

Maybe you can help out yet another delusional dawg fan. He says I let my hate get in the way of things and that Georgia has won 4 division titles. Really, 02, 03, and 05. What other year or is chuck just another idiotic Georgia fan?

Dawg fans-Never letting the facts get in the way of an argument.

Mike

May 7th, 2010
12:22 am

What has Richt done? He went 12-1 and won the SEC, like Meyer did, but didn’t get invited to the National Championship–guess you gotta be tight with ESPN a little there.

Richt also finished #1 ranked in 2007 after #1 and #2 both lost, but ESPN and Les Miles had a thing going, and Miles was in with ESPN a little better. Oklahoma got invited to the Natl Champ without winning their conference, so the precedent was there.

He’s done as much as Meyer or MIles did to get invited to the big dance. He just didn’t get invited. I don’t think Richt’s as much as a schmoozer as Miles and Meyer and Saban. Gotta work on those schmoozer skills because ESPN will ratify precedent and work to get you in to the big dance if you schmooze em’ a little.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:23 am

OK this is dated from the week before the Fla GA game in 2008

so it does not include last years debacle but…………………….

Meyer……………………………………………………………Richt
4……………………….Seasons…………………………………..8
22-8………………vs. SEC foes……………………………..46-18
12-5………………vs. Top 25 foes…………………………..26-14
7-5………………..vs. Top 25 foes (away)…………………18-8
7-2………………..vs. top 10 foes…………………………….7-5
4-2………………..vs. top 10 foes (away)……………………6-4
3-1………………..Postseason record……………………….7-3
9-5………………..Games decided by TD or less………..25-14
23-2………………Record at home………………………….42-8
9-5………………..Record on the road……………………..28-4
7-3………………..Record in last 10 SEC games…………8-2
15-5………………Record in last 20 SEC games………..13-7
4…………………..Losses to unranked teams……………….5
3…………………..Top 25 finishes………………………………7
1…………………..Top 10 finishes………………………………5

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:26 am

Record keeper……..2007 UGA was co champion of the East. Tenn was the team sent to represent the EAST for the SEC title game but both were champs.

Recordkeeper

May 7th, 2010
12:29 am

yeah whatever,

Sorry but that doesn’t count. What counts is who went to the championship game. And I do believe that even though ya’ll were co champs in your mind UT gets the nod as division champs by virtue of that brutal @ss raping of 35-7 they put on you.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:29 am

actually UGA won the EAST 5 times

1992 SEC East NA Did Not Play X X
2002 SEC East W Arkansas 30 3
2003 SEC East L LSU 13 34
2005 SEC East W LSU 34 14
2007 SEC East NA Did Not Play X X

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:31 am

Record keeper it does count. You need to know what co championships mean.

For a better explanation look here: Look at the middle of this page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Bulldogs_football

Recordkeeper

May 7th, 2010
12:33 am

yeah whatever,

Interestingly enough you didn’t put # of bcs national championships between Meyer and Richt. Also, Richt has more top 10 and top 25 finishes by virtue of coaching 9 years vs 5 for Meyer in the sec.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:33 am

winning the division does not mean you go to the SEC title game…if their are co champs the winner of head to head moves on but BOTH are champions. If you knew SEC football you would know this and would not need it explained

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:33 am

“if there are”

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:34 am

record keeper….Meyer actually coached 9 years in FBS (Utah) and Richt still has more top ten finishes. You are not much of a record keeper if you dont know records

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:35 am

by the way…that comparison of Richt and Meyer comes from ESPN

http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/756/meyer-vs-richt-a-closer-look

Recordkeeper

May 7th, 2010
12:37 am

yeah whatever,

Going by that criteria the west has had several ties. That would mean AU, Bama, and LSU could probably claim 2-3 more division crowns each. As a matter of fact Bama could claim the 02 division since they won it outright on the field. They didn’t go to the seccg due to probation. But sorry Bama it don’t count in my book.

Lets put it in another format so that Dawg fans can’t skew statistics. The dawgs have a mere 3 seccg appearances in the 18 years of the 2 division format. Now would you like to argue about that?

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:37 am

….and I explained before quite clearly…Meyer did nothing more than Richt to get the # of BCS championships…..Meyer did not have anything to do with USC losing to UCLA in 2006 or Or St in 2008.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:39 am

if that criteria bothers you …..petition the SEC. We dont have anything to do with it…but until your whining reaches the ears of the SEC comish …the “record” stays at 5 EAST championships

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:40 am

Again…if you keep the moniker of “record keeper” at least know records.

San Clemente Mental Hospital

May 7th, 2010
12:41 am

patrick, is that you? Now take your meds and go to bed! You KNOW you have 3 more electric shock therapy sessions tomorrow!

Recordkeeper

May 7th, 2010
12:41 am

yeah whatever,

I’m just looking at the Urban Legend’s reign at Florida. Isn’t that how dawg fans like to skew stats? When they talk about dog stats they only include the Richt years when the sec was down and pre Urban Meyer? And if you think that building up a no tradition, talent barren wasteland like Utah is the same as taking over an sec program than I have to question your judgment. Utah is what it is today because Meyer built a never done nothing 3rd rate program into a monster that whupped Bama in 2008 after Bama whupped you. That’s what Meyer did.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:44 am

Skew facts?…the facts are UGA has 5 SEC EST titles…you said 3. I am quite sure that saying something falsely, as you did, is skewing

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:45 am

again…you would be better served if you changed your moniker from “record keeper” to “hyperbole giver”

Recordkeeper

May 7th, 2010
12:46 am

yeah whatever,

Tell you what Patrick. I’ll stick with seccg appearances which is what actually counts as the division’s representative in the title game and you can stick with your “but we tied for the division ranting” if it makes you feel better. Bottom line is that you’ve only represented the east division in the seccg a paltry 3 years in 18 years. And that FACT sir is not up for debate.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:46 am

so the SEC was down in 2002 and 2005? Why? Based on merely the fact UGA won it? Why was it up in 2006? based on what?

Me

May 7th, 2010
12:47 am

Recordkeeper…never argue mortors and bricks with the architect of his own reality.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:47 am

no …..just stick with what the SEC has in its rules for determining a division championship…or whine to the SEC comish not to me.

Recordkeeper

May 7th, 2010
12:48 am

Hyberbole is claiming division championships when you didn’t represent your division in the seccg. Aren’t you the same group of nut cases that’s always disputing how many national championships the bammers have. I guarantee you that if I go and look it up they probably have 2-3 co division titles to go with their 7 legit division titles. But I don’t hear them braggin about division titles in years where they didn’t go to the seccg. You dawg fans are flat out delusional.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:48 am

not my reality…the SEC is the one setting these bricks…not me

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:49 am

ummmm the FACT is the SEC set the criteria for that determination…hyperbole is you setting your own criteria for that determination……

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:50 am

if you are a bama fan…why are you even here?…Richt is 3-1 against you. Thats embarrassing

Recordkeeper

May 7th, 2010
12:51 am

yeah whatever,

You stick with your delusions and I’ll stick with how many times a team actually won the right to play in the seccg and for Georgia that number is a humiliating 3 times in 18 years. Just the facts sir.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:52 am

Lets recap

UGA has 5 SEC east championships.

Meyer did not make USC lose in 2006 or 2008.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:53 am

the facts sir..is what the SEC determines…not you

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:54 am

…and the SEC says UGA has 5 SEC east championship (two are co championships but championships none the less)

Recordkeeper

May 7th, 2010
12:56 am

Who cares about Bama? I guess you would have figured out when I called him the Urban Legend where my allegiances lie. As for the Bammers I guess Richt is 3-1 against Shula back in the early 2000s when we were all whipping Bama. Now if we talk about alltime or from the inception of the 2 division format I’m certain the bammers own you guys but that’s another story. What is funny about that is that you guys act like football has only been played since Mark Richt came to Georgia. Afraid not sonny. And if you do want to live in the Richt era I got news for you. 4-1 the Urban legend rules and 2-1 the Zooker owns Richt. The zooker owns richt for crying out loud.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
12:58 am

well at least you stopped posting incorrect facts and records…thats a start

Recordkeeper

May 7th, 2010
12:59 am

yeah whatever,

If that’s the case then Florida must have 12 then because UF has 10 outright and at least twice where we were cochamps along with UGA and UT and UT ended up going. So I guess we could claim 12 divisions but I just assume be a man and claim 10 since that’s the number of times we actually went to the seccg.

savannadawg

May 7th, 2010
12:59 am

We better be in a New Years bowl. Tired of the excuses, injuries excluded. Offense. The O-line should be addequate to protect Murray and make holes for the backs. Biggest plus here is of coarse A.J. but besides him, we have the best four (4) TEds in the country. All will see the field. As far as the D goes. I think we actually have a few gentlemen whom know how to coach D and know what an offense is trying to do during the game. The D will be just fine. Specifically the safety position. Remember the words out of coach Belins mouth this spring? Where did you guys learn to takle the last five years? That about sums that end of the spectrum up. Go Dawgs!

Recordkeeper

May 7th, 2010
1:00 am

Incorrect facts. Nope. I believe I am correct when I state that Georgia has only made 3 seccg appearances. If I’m in error then please enlighten me.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:02 am

Since Mark Richt came to town? Sorry Sonny…lets go back farther

UGA 12 SEC titles…Fla 8

UGA has the 6th best winning percentage in Bowls…Fla has a losing record

UGA is 11th all time in wins..Fla not top 25

UGA is 11th alltime in rankings…Fla not so much

UGA has won almost as many Bowls as Fla has been to

No trust me we know the history before Richt

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:03 am

Did I mention that before Richt UGA leads head to head by 8 games? Yeah we know UGA history before Richt LOL

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:05 am

3 SECCG’s? Thats not what we were discussing nor was it what you were discussing with the other poster.

It was SEC east championships…so no you have not been posting facts.

Not at all.

Now you try to change the debate but one need only look at the comments to see what we were discussing

savannadawg

May 7th, 2010
1:05 am

Oh, and as far as the gator fans are concerned. Please answer this one for me. What if anything happened to Hernandez when he tested positive for marijuana? Duh. and for that matter “The Great” Percy too? I smell a rat at Floida. The NCAA is going to be snooping around there pretty soon I think.

Me

May 7th, 2010
1:06 am

Recordkeeper……He’ll find a Better Homes and Gardens poll or a stat from 7 years ago to support his feeble arguements. So what if he constantly touts a coach that can’t win the big one as the head coach of a program? Let him have his fantasy. Head to head, straight up Richt vs Meyer…on the field… now if you ask him about that…you’ll just get another long list of excuses and/or stats from the last 9 years. So save yourself the trouble unless you’re just in it for entertainment purposes. Besides, think about it….would you rather Richt NOT be there?? Then they might hire a REAL coach just when UF has clear sailing in the EAST for the third straight year. I’m very happy with the way it is and even happier with the way it’s going (direction wise). I can still remember how sad I was when they kicked ‘ol Ray Goof to the curb. So just be happy!

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:06 am

Actually…I have yet to see any accurate “records” from the “record keeper”

Recordkeeper

May 7th, 2010
1:07 am

Patrick,

Great stats. Now let me tell you what counts and that is hardware. 3 national championships to 1 for the dawgs. End of story.

And if you want to talk about alltime then Georgia has certainly done better alltime than Florida if you want to live in the past. But since 1990 the Florida numbers for wins, sec titles, etc. blows away the dawgs.

So go live in the past and while you’re at it why don’t you go grab a bama fan. I’m sure the bammers will look at your alltime stats and probably fall down on the floor laughing themselves to death. You better hope there’s no bama fans on here this late. If they see you braggin about your alltime stats they’re gonna really let you know what a pizz ant program you are alltime.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:07 am

“me”…..name a single error. Dont generalize…name one

Recordkeeper

May 7th, 2010
1:10 am

Hey everyone, Since Patrick now wants to talk about how great his program is alltime are there any Bama fans out there that want to compare Bama’s all time records to the dawgs alltime records. Can’t speak for the bammers but from what I know comparing the bama tradition to the dawg tradition is like comparing a Picasso to a child’s fingerpainting.

Recordkeeper

May 7th, 2010
1:12 am

No bama fans? guess not. Patrick you get a break tonight. Take your meds and go to bed now.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:12 am

1 NC? More “records” that are not accurate

According to the NCAA UGA has 5……see page 79 and 80 on the official record book of the NCAA.

http://collegefootball.procon.org/sourcefiles/2009FBSRecords.pdf

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:13 am

The State of Georgia says 5

http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1994

I am thinking 5 is more than 3…right?

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:15 am

Nationalchamps.net lists 5

OTHER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTIONS
1927 – Record: 9-1
Boand System
Poling System

1942 – Record: 11-1
Berryman
DeVold
Houlgate System
Litkenhous
Poling System
Williamson System

1946 – Record: 11-0
Williamson System

1968 – Record: 8-1-2
Litkenhous

5 is more than 3 I think…You can change you name now if you like…

KimZ's Package

May 7th, 2010
1:16 am

YEAH Whatevr: You name says it all! No matter the facts Whatever UGA is the GREATEST the SEC has ever had. AHHAHAHHAH. RICHT the Dale Earnhrdt Jr. of the SEC. Looks good for the cameras, sell crap (rugs/trucks), and still can’t get a shot at the TROPHY. DALE JR., DALE JR., DALE JR. Man I saw this 12 point Buck, but I just couldn’t get a shot at him to put him n my wall. Now I now how all my DAWG Fan Friends feel. We buy our hats at Wal-Mart to start the Season and just can’t ever TOUCH the Tiffany Crystal Football. Well, we can go to Florida and rub it and call the Gator fans Mullet Heads. Evdery 15 yrs. we can go to Bama and look at one right beside Bears 315 win Ring too.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:16 am

Live in the past? You were the one asking if UGA fans think that there are no records from before Richt…not me…you opened the door. I merely walked thru

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:17 am

Kim..no matter what the FACTS?…name one fact I posted that was wrong.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:19 am

every fact I put down was followed with a link supporting it. You and “record keeper” keeps posting hyperbole with out a single link to support your claim but you say to me “no matter the facts”? Thats funny

KimZ's Package

May 7th, 2010
1:19 am

YeaH the STATE of Georgia thinks they are better than 48th in the US in education too. Just cause they think it don’t make it TRUE. 11 Staff, Faculty, and Students arrested on Cinco de MAYO. AHHAHAH NUFF SAID on that subject. UGA– where Drunks go to get a DIPLOMA to use as a HANDICAP plackard to PAREK closer to the WAL-MART. AHHAHAH

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:21 am

as far as your tiffany glass……. even the NCAA does not recognize it as legit. Well done

KimZ's Package

May 7th, 2010
1:22 am

YEAH? why is there not a Heisman winning QB from UGA after all these years with RICHT coaching them?

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:23 am

Kim…give it up…you were took to school yesterday…you really want to be embarrassed again today? Really?

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:24 am

I dont know…he has 2 under his belt tho…oh did I mention that Stafford was picked number one and the heisman winner tearblow went where? Oh thats right BELOW HIM

KimZ's Package

May 7th, 2010
1:24 am

the NCAA may not recognize it, but CBA, ABC, NBC, Raycom, and ESPN seem to pay a buttload of cash to act like it matters.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:25 am

Is ESPN or NCAA the ruling body of college sports?

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:26 am

I wonder…would Tebow want Stafford contract or the Heisman?

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:27 am

I wonder…will a Richt coached QB start in his rookie NFL year or a Meyer coached QB? Oh thats right we already know that.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:28 am

I believe a Richt coached QB is the highest paid Rookie in history. Not a Meyer QB…hmmmm

KimZ's Package

May 7th, 2010
1:28 am

BOBO was STAFFORDS coach. Richt was mad after COX and decided to go to the QB meetings this year. RICHT did teach Ward how to be a GREAT NBA Point Guard. He developed Weinke’s Pro Baseball arm to be a QB at 26 yrs old? AHHAHAHA Richt really made them NFL ready. Starrod came ut of UGA just like he wenty in. He just played better teams, but learned NOTHING from RICHT or BOBO.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:29 am

Thats weird…you got OWNED again tonight…why do you even bother?

KimZ's Package

May 7th, 2010
1:30 am

Highest paid is because of the elevated pay. you heard J Russell got cut and he was the Highest paid in 07.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:33 am

oh and Meyer was not Tebow’s QB coach Scot Loeffler was in his last year.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:35 am

Game, Set, Match…again tonight. I tell you what…when you see me posting…just run away as fast as you can and come back when its safe

KimZ's Package

May 7th, 2010
1:37 am

Did I say a word about Meyer and Tebow all day? Did I say Meyer made Tebow a Heisman winner? Meyer and the play calling backed what limited talent Tebow has to make him a star. All Bobo had to do was not shoot Starrord in the foot with his bad play calling too.

KimZ's Package

May 7th, 2010
1:39 am

Yeah Just tell me what your UGA season Ticket has printed on it? Sec, Row, Seat, and Gate to enter. Do you have season tickets?

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:41 am

Kim…you lost…get over it. Oh I am still waiting for you to list all of the facts that I posted that was wrong…should I order pizza?

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:43 am

Do I need to be a season ticket holder to know UGA facts? Hmm thats lame of you. What point could you possibly be making?

KimZ's Package

May 7th, 2010
1:43 am

Damn, while I was typing I spilled my Jack & Ice. Do you think there is a UGA Staff or Faclty member to get me a new drink?

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:44 am

Bad play calling? Ummm the worse QB UGA has had in years (Cox) had 24 TDs last year…..second highest in UGA history…was that Bobo or Cox. hmmmm

KimZ's Package

May 7th, 2010
1:44 am

Do you actually go to the games? You have run your mouth about TECH fans attendance to games. Do you attend games without a friend giving you a ticket or buying them off the street?

KimZ's Package

May 7th, 2010
1:45 am

HOW many INTs to go with that TD #?

KimZ's Package

May 7th, 2010
1:46 am

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:47 am

I live in southern California…I have not been to a game in years…and?

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:49 am

ummm the INTs are ….BECAUSE he was the worse QB in UGA history…Bobo maximized his talent with his play calling but had nothing to do with his over or under throws…that is not play calling that is execution

KimZ's Package

May 7th, 2010
1:49 am

Man the TD passes against Kentucky were game winners. Wait, can I add LSU and Okie State to that list? The Shoot Out against Arkansas was not a real good indecator, but coun’t thoes too. How Mant COX TD passes against the Gators, GT, and the VOLS?

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:51 am

you are not too bright or you cant read…….I SAID HE WAS THE WORSE QB UGA HAS HAD IN YEARS.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:51 am

…….and yet Bob’s play calling got him 24 TDs

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:52 am

Bobo could not go out there and make him execute…now could he?

KimZ's Package

May 7th, 2010
1:54 am

You just keep SELLING that and the rest of the SEC will buy! HAHAHAHHAHHA. What do you reall think UGA will end the season with? 8,9,10,11, or 12 wins. The SEC Ship Game and a Bowl game. REALLY wht do you think UGA should be?

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:54 am

the 19 INTs are due to him being THE WORSE QB IN UGA history…..and Bobo got 24 TDs out of that loser. Not bad at all

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:55 am

Kim…I aint selling nothing…I am stating fact…you are the seller….let me know when you find a fact I post that is not correct….the pizza is almost here.

KimZ's Package

May 7th, 2010
1:56 am

If Richt is so GREAT abd BOBO is so Great then Why didn’t the play Mett or Grey?

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:56 am

I have yet to see any facts (other than “19″) that you have posted

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:57 am

Mett? He was not ready…Grey sucks…Murray had a bad shoulder…any other questions?

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
1:59 am

UGAs D was the culprit MOST of last year…not Bobo or Cox

KimZ's Package

May 7th, 2010
2:01 am

If Richt and Bobo were/ are so smart, then why did they wanted to have HEISMAN Talent sitting on the Bench? I guess watching COX kill the program was just the joke they only got.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
2:02 am

I already answered that…how drunk are you?:

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
2:02 am

Mett? He was not ready…Grey sucks…Murray had a bad shoulder…any other questions?

KimZ's Package

May 7th, 2010
2:03 am

So, MURRAY is ready NOW and Grey can be a good back-up?

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
2:05 am

Ok Kim….nothing and I mean nothing is getting accomplished by your mindless non sense. You are clueless and merely a hater. Nothing you say is worth responding to again as I have shut you down hard on each of your points yet you continue, in a drunken stupor, to comment randomly

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
2:06 am

I just said Grey sucks…Hutson will back up Murray and Yeah I would say a 5 star QB that was rated 2nd in the nation by ESPN is ready

KimZ's Package

May 7th, 2010
2:07 am

Hutson is reading a Playbook that Bobo sent him to learn over the Summer? AHHAH. No, Hutson is watching Tape and trying to learn the UGA LANGUAGR from a silent film! Don’t worry LeMay is coming. He can be better than the best UGA Black QB( H. Ward). AHHAHA WARD ain’t a NFL QB either.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
2:09 am

Hines Ward was a dual player at UGA….. he won a super bowl MVP in the NFL. You are clueless

KimZ's Package

May 7th, 2010
2:10 am

Yes, GREY sux but he is your oldest most experience player. He has actually been on the PLAYING FIELD getting HIT.

KimZ's Package

May 7th, 2010
2:11 am

WARD was an MVP doing what? Playing QB? SOunds alot like GREY.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
2:12 am

..and he did nothing on the field while getting hit

by the way…high school players do play on a field …you do know that…right?

they also get HIT in high school as well…you do know that…right?

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
2:13 am

So I guess Murray playing on a 5A high school and winning 2 championships on a field he didnt get hit.

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
2:14 am

ur clueless…there is no doubt

yeah whatever!

May 7th, 2010
2:15 am

yeah they play on the internet or XBOX and never got hit in high school…oh OK I get it now…jesus you are an idiot…no doubt

Gt4ever

May 7th, 2010
8:36 am

UGA football at its finest…… Fans still talking about a kids prowess from High School ball…. This is so FUNNY…. I will submit this to yeah whatever, your QB situation is because of your coaches inability to recruit and keep the pipeline filled. He dismissed your best option for winning. Right or wrong those are the facts. Just because a QB is GREAT in high school doesn’t make him great in college. The odds are that you will have a long tough year, because the QB position is so important…. Good luck, I pick you to be .500, however you could have a break through year depending on how your QB plays… Don’t count on it…… I can see all you clueless dawg fans asking for Richts job next year, it’s going to be so funny…..

Gt4ever

May 7th, 2010
8:42 am

Will anything less than a New Year’s Day bowl for Dogs be a ‘mega-disappointment’?

This statement says it all! No experience at QB, a TERRIBLE defense, and you guys think your in a class to get to a BCS bowl……. What a bunch of CLUELESS idiots! LOL…

AltamahaDawg

May 7th, 2010
8:46 am

A mega-disappointment to me would be if the AJC doesn’t do something this year to restore thier online sections back to a forum where adults can have a discussion.

AltamahaDawg

May 7th, 2010
8:52 am

Oh and please consider starting a link with GT content. It’s not fair to thier fans that they have no choice but to discuss thier team in the UGA sections.

ATL XMAN

May 7th, 2010
9:05 am

gt4ever…the best qb on uga team is murry who red shirted last year. gray will be a good enough back up as a jr to run the offense if murry should get hurt,,,either way UGA qb situation is way better than techs…your lame offense doesnt do anything for your qb other than get him hit and hit hard every play and your back up will have no experience whats so ever..tech is one that will finish .500 or less and uga will have at least 10 wins. david green was a red shirt freshmen with jr and srs on the offline ,much like murry will have this year, except he will have two really good running backs back there. plus murry is more mobile than green so don’t think murry wont be able to do anything, as good as he is at throwing and running. also uga defense will be pretty darn good with the talent they have coming in and team speed. uga will have some experience this year aswell at the corner position…uga is actaully a better team this year than last year and last year was a 10-3 team if not for 2 big plays…

ATL XMAN

May 7th, 2010
9:09 am

also richt recruits just fine at the qb position..he had 3 top 10 qb in the nation on this years team until metts got kicked off. greay was rated number 8 in the nation when he came out. cox and stafford were 4 and 1 when they came out and now uga is looking to get another top 2 qb next year..he cant help that they leave early for the richs of the NFL

Patricks tormentor

May 7th, 2010
9:14 am

Patrick is a moran as usual.

Patricks tormentor

May 7th, 2010
9:17 am

As usual his facts are wrong. Murray was the starter on only 1 championship team. After G day you were throwing him under the bus because of his stats. Pat if you had ever done anything in sports you would know that STATS ARE FOR LOSERS. You are such a weenie you never even had jock itch.

italian_29

May 7th, 2010
10:00 am

Patricks tormentor, Moron is Spelled moron you moron. You must be a GT grad.

Gt4ever

May 7th, 2010
10:01 am

ATL XMAN

You keep drinking that Koolaid….. Your best QB was just dismissed from the team. Period. I’m not saying that your backups can’t be special, but don’t delude yourself…. If Murray had the skill he would have never been redshirted…

Shreveport Sam

May 7th, 2010
10:05 am

Ummm, yeah whatever, our most fervent hope here on this thread is that your mom and dad start limiting your computer time……

italian_29

May 7th, 2010
10:13 am

Gt4ever, not saying you are wrong, maybe, maybe not, but the main reason that the redshirt wasn’t ripped off Murry was he had a shoulder injury. I am not saying that Richt or Bobo would have burned the redshirt if he had been healthy, but I think it would have a least an option.

Gt4ever

May 7th, 2010
10:16 am

Possibly, but make NO mistake. Richt plays the best QB…… Good Luck to you next year….. Except for ONE game…. LOL

Dawg Rule

May 7th, 2010
10:27 am

Georgia upsets florida and goes to the BCS—take it to the bank! Florida’s way down, Murray’s better than Brantley and the Georgia D, with Grantham’s 3-4, may be the best in the SEC, since bama lost all their D stars. 2010–the year of the DAWG!!!

italian_29

May 7th, 2010
12:12 pm

Gt4ever, you are a classy fan, I wish you could teach kimszpackage, m, saint simons and a few others how to be a classy fan. I LOVE GA sports, and will always wish the best for our in state rivals, except in the Thanksgiving weekend. I hope you guys will be able to get Nesbitt healthy before the season starts, you have a ROUGH schedule and are going to need him.

italian_29

May 7th, 2010
12:14 pm

Dawg Rule, That is a very optimistic prediction, but I think we should always have our goal for the season, to be SEC Champs, and see where the chips fall, most years it means a shot at the NC.

italian_29

May 7th, 2010
12:18 pm

At least it has for the last 4 in a row.

AceDawg

May 7th, 2010
4:07 pm

To the people complaining about non-Dawg fans coming on the board – Isn’t it more entertaining to joust with non-fans than only theorize with one another. You just have to stand up and enjoy the jabs.

RED DOG 77

May 8th, 2010
12:49 am

I’m tired of Kim Z’s Package…….fussin with Yea Whatever !………You two, please, go away !

Dawginlex= Retard

May 8th, 2010
10:03 pm

He is just another retard from thuga who’s fleabag mutts has not done nothing but choke for the last thirty years.Keep drinking the kool aid chump.

Attn: AceDog

May 9th, 2010
11:35 am

Yes sir. Ditto to your accurate comments.

Go Dogs.