Dooley puts it all in perspective

Vince Dooley has the right perspective on Mark Richt. (Georgiadogs.com)

Vince Dooley has the right perspective on Mark Richt. (Georgiadogs.com)

With writers and columnists in the border states determined to try and generate some heat under Mark Richt’s head coach’s seat (despite the fact that nobody who counts in Athens feels that way), Vince Dooley puts it all in perspective.

Dooley, who’s visiting his hometown of Mobile for his 60th high school reunion, talked with the Press-Register there and summed up the UGA situation pretty nicely:

“Once you establish a program at a high level and you win 10 ballgames pretty much every year, when you fall below that you become a victim of your own success a little bit,” Dooley said. “The other thing is that Florida has been on a roll of late. Our record against them is just atrocious the last 10 years.”

But, Dooley noted, while “this has been the first what you might call not-so-good year,” the other side of the coin for UGA is “you beat your rival that won the ACC and you won the bowl game. A lot of people would be celebrating, but not so [at Georgia].”

That’s because Richt set the bar high for himself with his first few seasons in Athens, and college football nowadays is all about what have you done for me lately?

Maybe you disagree with Vince and think there wasn’t any reason for celebration last season for UGA football. But like I’ve said before, anyone who believes 90 wins in nine seasons isn’t good enough should think back to the days before Richt arrived.

I’m confident whoever Georgia hires as the new AD will recognize what a good thing the school has in Richt.

265 comments Add your comment

Ross

July 8th, 2010
12:03 pm

Context does help see things clearly. Nothing happens in a vacuum. Georgia had a bad season in football, really, compared to what?

VDawg

July 8th, 2010
12:03 pm

Good read!! FIRST?

skeet

July 8th, 2010
12:04 pm

Ross

July 8th, 2010
12:08 pm

Richt needs to learn how to correct mistakes.

The depth chart and the bench have to be used better to keep players focused.

You demote (bench and lower on depth chart–even in practice when mistakes are made), then you promote (you’ll get better tomorrow).

Daily review depth chart with coaches, don’t be afraid to move players down who make mistakes.

Realist

July 8th, 2010
12:10 pm

UGA did not play well last year. Richt’s loyalty to staff and players has been extremely annoying. The best should coach and play. Hopefully the off-season fallout will pay hefty dividends in the near future and signal a new direction for the program. I reluctantly renewed my seats for next season so I’m not giving up yet, but 73″HD in A/C looks better and better by the year.

Terry Hoage

July 8th, 2010
12:10 pm

If there is anything the last week has taught us, we should appreciate our coaches and leaders who represent the university very well. Mark Richt is one of those leaders. Here’s one Dawg who believes in our Football Coach!!!

Dale

July 8th, 2010
12:13 pm

It doesn’t matter if you win or lose your bowl game, it’s which game you got.

Terry Hoage

July 8th, 2010
12:14 pm

BTW…for all you stooges out there who doubt our fearless leader, remember what it was like for 20 years without so much as sniffing a championship. He will give us a chance to compete for more championships in the future so increase those antidepressants and relax.

Ross

July 8th, 2010
12:15 pm

Sometimes, you don’t know what context Dooley’s coming from. Sure, 8 wins, and end season on winning streak. Is that good enough?

Here is where Georgia ranks out of 120 teams in the NCAA:
#118 in Turnover Margin
#117 Kick off return opp team
#120 Fumbles recovered
#118 takeaways per game
#111 Penalties
#100 Interceptions thrown per game
#59 Scoring Margin

Add to this the ongoing problems with injuries at OL/WR, Richt can’t fix that either.

Richt needs to fix 8 problems in 1 year.

Most come because Richt’s not good at ahnging behavior, he’s not strict enough, like Boweden said, he’s “too nice” when it comes to discipline. If players make mistakes, bench and lower on depth chart. Encourage them to keep trying,. and get better, and live up to potential.

schultz is mighty smart

July 8th, 2010
12:20 pm

Last year was down by Richt standards. But you must think, if we change does that mean we upgrade? Tennessee keeps changing, finally getting a good one, but damaging their for several years.

SSIgator

July 8th, 2010
12:23 pm

Ross -

I agree with you, but you are wasting your breath with the KoolAid drinkers that follow UGA.

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minnesota dawg

July 8th, 2010
12:27 pm

Don’t get rid of Richt. He’s good and will eventually win a National Championship. Look at the great coaches and see that they didn’t always bring home the big one! All you arm chair coaches think you know everything that is going on, but you don’t! There are a lot of things that must be in place to win a National Championship. Even if you have all the players and the coaches in place, you still have to have a little luck in winning at least one game during the year. Georgia saw that back in 1980 with Florida and Tennessee and that was two games. And then, with Notre Dame in the Championship! They knew how to capitalize on opportunities. That’s really the difference in winning and losing in this day and time when so many teams are as good as the other.

dawgbark

July 8th, 2010
12:27 pm

This type of mature perspective is what we were lacking in a much younger AD. I hope UGA will do a legitimate search for top talent to bring in as AD, someone who lets the coaches do their work and supports them with beneficial analysis of their teams and trends.

edumacated

July 8th, 2010
12:28 pm

Hey Bill, how would you have felt had you been an Ohio State fan when John Cooper was coach? Kinda the same scenario right?
Richt’s great, but I’m betting that there is somebody out there who can actually beat Florida and Urban Legend.

SSIgator

July 8th, 2010
12:30 pm

minnesota dawg -

“That’s really the difference in winning and losing in this day and time when so many teams are as good as the other.”

Are you really putting UGA in that category?

chazzo

July 8th, 2010
12:32 pm

Amen to the support of Mark Richt. He will be a dynasty coach if we let him. He will win championships and NCs. I guarantee every coach around the conference will mention to a recruit that Richt is on the hotseat. I guarantee every coach around the conference will make a remark to parents about Evans’ DUI and the drinking problems at UGA.

Thing is the class is looking solid. Must be something about coming to Athens and actually talking with the coaches that wins these kids over. There is a great tradition at UGA.

Coachdawg 2000

July 8th, 2010
12:34 pm

Mark Richt is an outstanding coach and anybody that thinks he isn’t is either a fan of another school (i.e.north avenue bumbling geek)or a delusional resident of the lunatic fringe. 10/year 2 SEC Championships in 10 years+ 1 other SEC East title (we went the first 10 years of SEC Championship game without even getting a sniff of the game!). We haven’t been what we should’ve been the last 2 years but CMR fired a close friend to get us back to where we were. Even Dooley had some down years before he ever won a NC. Get a grip, go watch Nascar or rasslin’ and leave football discussion to people who actually watch it from an objective realistic point of view!

Whopper Dawg

July 8th, 2010
12:34 pm

True that, however we have to beat FLA more than once a decade and be more competitive, a lot more, in every game.

SEC Football

July 8th, 2010
12:35 pm

As the old saying goes be carefull what you wish for. Mark Richt has done an outstanding job and would have his choice of some plum jobs if he left UGA. I can remember years back if we were averaging 10 wins a year everyone would be going crazy. Last year was an off year for us and we still beat Tech when they won the ACC. If we have 7-8 win seasons the next 2-3 years then we should be concerned. This year will be interesting with the new defensive staff and scheme. I have confidence we will see a big improvement. The key this year will be the offense and turnovers. If we win the turnover game we will have a 9-10 win season. 2011 should be the year we put it all together. I mlike the staff we have an the intensity.

CHDawg

July 8th, 2010
12:35 pm

Oh my, the experts we have here who know exactly what to do to win every game every year! Quick, let’s follow TN’s example and see if we can hire Kiffin. Seriously, you have to look at the big picture, and they don’t get any better than Richt–a fine man, an excellent coach, a great record. We are blessed to have him imo.

JPW

July 8th, 2010
12:37 pm

Let’s give Richt the fair opportunity to correct the issues that have surfaced over the past few seasons. He’s a good man and a good coach, and I can’t think of anybody better to lead our program.

joe

July 8th, 2010
12:38 pm

So will Vince buy Barbara red or orange panties for Christmas this year??

How2fish

July 8th, 2010
12:39 pm

Ross,SSIgator tell you what you keep your coaches and we will keep CMR..deal?

DCJohn

July 8th, 2010
12:41 pm

Best article/opinion page I have seen from you Bill. Nicely done to scour for an article we could not find and make it your own. Mark Richt is one of the best coaches to ever walk the sidelines at Georgia. If he did not have coaching talent, he would not have won the SEC in his second year, and beat the school he came from in the Sugar Bowl. If Mark Richt was not a great coach, then dadgummit why has the other side in that Sugar Bowl match-up declined so much? Mark Richt was great for Florida State, and he has been and will continue to be even greater for Georgia.

RedPantsDawg

July 8th, 2010
12:42 pm

Richt’s flaw is that he is slow to make changes. He let Willie and Fabris stay a year too long. It was clear after the 2008 season that the defense and special teams were big problems. Last year should come as no surprise to anyone that paid attention in 2008. I support him but he burned a lot of goodwill be built up early in his tenure by keeping those clowns too long.

Spike

July 8th, 2010
12:46 pm

CMR is a class act and we should be happy and proud to have him. Is he perfect? Of course not. Do the Dogs win every game? No. But who is perfect and win every game? Be careful what ya’ll ask for. He is the kind of coach I would want my kid to play for.

GT BABY

July 8th, 2010
12:50 pm

ummmmm…..UGA AND RICHT SUCK! THERE I SAID IT.

Lindsey

July 8th, 2010
12:53 pm

Coach Dooley is right on!! I think CMR is a great guy and great coach (any one remember the pre-Richt days). True last season was not the best, but over all since CMR has been here I think he has done a wonderful job, and beating Tech last year the way we did is making me excited for the 2010 season. GO DAWGS!!!!!!

Tennessee Dawg

July 8th, 2010
12:53 pm

Mark is all Dawg at heart and great for our school.

UGA lies and cheats and

July 8th, 2010
12:54 pm

steals their mascot from other schools, their logo from pro sports teams, and their fight song from Union solidiers….. Ignorant rednecks are so easily fooled.

AltamahaDawg

July 8th, 2010
12:56 pm

Actually Ross, I could take just 2 or 3 of those and magically change the results of several games last year.

I could also take a number of those and apply them give or take just as bad to other schools who had way better seasons than UGA 09′. So obviously a team does not have to fix all eight to be successful, just cannot have all 8 at one time. (and several of those are linked, if not redundant)

Whopper, we are actually beatig them 1 out 3 here lately using the selective memory method of counting since 2004. This would be the year in that cycle.

Coachdawg 2000

July 8th, 2010
12:57 pm

Don’t forget that the Coach De jour Nick Saban last at home to La.Monroe and mighty Urban lost in the poutback to a sad sack, lame duck coach led Michigan. Why is it that you let Paul “Lady Gaga” Finebaum convince you that we are not in good hands with Mark Richt. The “hot seat” talk is absurd and should not be mentioned with Richt at all. BTW this probably is going to be a difficult year again 7-8 wins probably. 3-4 defense transition is not going to seamless. We may look really bad at times however next season(2011) we should be loaded for bear on D, but we will miss AJ Green in’11. So we probably are 2 years away from challenging for the NC. Not a negative ned but just a realist. That being said, let’s hope we go 14-0 for eternity and let’s rally behind Coach Richt and the boys! It’s GREAT TO BE A GEORGIA BULLDOG!

LUVdaDawgs

July 8th, 2010
12:59 pm

Fellow Bulldog fans,

The dogs will be just fine. Matter of fact, the dogs will be fine this year. You can not possibly win games in the SEC with poor defense. The defense let us down several times last year. The 3-4 will work just fine witht the talent we have on that side of the ball. True we will need some help on the OL, but Richt is a smart of enough coach to have the Dawgs as contenders. TRUST ME! THE DAWGS WILL WIN GAMES THAT THE EXPERTS SAY THEY WON’T!

DawginLex

July 8th, 2010
1:04 pm

Coach Dooley nailed it. Look at the record the prior 17 years before Richt showed up.

1984-1988 averaged 8 wins
1989-1995 averaged 7 wins
1996-2000 averaged 8 wins

No SEC titles or title game appearances in those years.

2001-2009 averaged 10 wins per year

2 SEC titles and played for a 3rd.

The bar has been raised and Richt is responsible for it and is also responsible for raising it even higher.

Bull

July 8th, 2010
1:08 pm

I’m a loyal supporter of Richt and think he’s very capable of taking us there….but I disagree about the bar set high at a ten win season. For UGA fans, supporters, alumni etc…the bar is set at a National Championship. We need to be running at higher level..and rightfully should…that’s our expectations…

lance

July 8th, 2010
1:11 pm

90 Wins in 9 seasons is great however you need a better win percentage against or biggest rival (FL) and we need to win at least 1 NC. That is just the bottom line. Stats mean Sh&*t- just win!

ugag is irrelevant

July 8th, 2010
1:11 pm

nobody but you drunks even know where athens is

bufbox

July 8th, 2010
1:12 pm

Richt finally made some tough decisions and pulled the trigger.. separating the program from what had been pulling it back the last few years… ever since VanGorder left, in my opinion. He did burn some goodwill in the process… no doubt he waited at least one season too long, if not two. Hopefully his relationship with the coach staff is now one that will keep professional business choices and decisions as top priority, that it will stay that way… and friendships, etc. will no longer be allowed to creep in and interfere with what is best for the program. I support him fully again and am excited about the season. But had he not made the changes, I would be just like last year… dubious before the first game even played.

dougdawg

July 8th, 2010
1:12 pm

gt baby: guess you know all about ’sucking.’ being from gt. depends on what you’re sucking, doesn’t it? and we all know what you have in your mouth, and it isn’t red panties, is it? oh, but maybe it is, on second thought.

#1Stunna

July 8th, 2010
1:13 pm

Great read Bill!! To all the haters out there, we won’t even be having this discussion next year, because the ship has been righted!!! GO DAWGS!!!

DawginLex

July 8th, 2010
1:14 pm

Agreed bull. My point is that the bar was lower than it is now and it has been that way for quite some time.

Under Coach Dooley, we thought we had a shot to win the SEC most of the time but reality set in in the later years and we realized that we were not going to win it. With Goff and Donnan we never had a shot except for 1992 when the team with the most talent ever assembled in Athens to never win the SEC blew up in Jacksonville and at home vs UT.

Donnan’s 1997 team was good but realistically we were not the best in the SEC.

JAXDAWG

July 8th, 2010
1:19 pm

Vince summed it up perfectly. I wonder if he would interested in the job if Adams somehow goes bi-polar and inks him do a deal.

The Ghost of Wally Butts

July 8th, 2010
1:21 pm

Vincent hit the nail on the head – as he usually does.

He would know. He had winning seasons 24 out of 25 years.

And the one non-winning season was a 5-6. And what happened then? After many seasons of (then) unparalled success, Dooley had one (and only one) non-winning season….and the “Dump Dooley” bumper stickers appeared.

Remember those?

So, Vince has earned the right to wax philosophical about a finicky public and fan base.

1eyedJack

July 8th, 2010
1:24 pm

I love all you haters. Your blog hits keep Bill employed so that I can read about MY Dawgs.

Conversely, that might be why YOU don’t have a decent blog to go to. Sometimes it takes days and days for 100 hits on a Tech blog.

bufbox

July 8th, 2010
1:27 pm

not a finicky public and fan base… we want them to win consistently, given the talent. But realizing we can’t win ‘em all.. we at least expect them to COMPETE every game. That hasn’t always been the case these last few years. Nothing finicky about that fan position. Pretty steady and straight-forward, actually.

SSIgator

July 8th, 2010
1:40 pm

Here we go again.

“Starting his first full day on the job as Georgia’s interim athletics director, Frank Crumley addressed more than 100 staff members Wednesday morning, imploring them to carry on “business as usual.”

Translated I guess that means – more arrests of UGA players and admin personel. Summer time in Athens – a proud UGA tradition. By the way, the fall edition of the Victoria Secret magazine will hit your mailbox soon. The temp AD might want to pre-order red before they sell out.

Scott W.

July 8th, 2010
1:45 pm

SSIgator, I hope you get poked in the eye.

Realist

July 8th, 2010
1:50 pm

Get ready for a dismal year. You UGA fans are long on hope with a team that is short on talent.

SteDog

July 8th, 2010
1:52 pm

take away the Herschel years and Dooley was a 7 and 4 coach.

elviskl

July 8th, 2010
1:53 pm

hershal walker is available for the ad job….call him at free fo fi-fi fo free fo

Budapest High Class of 2006/ GT Class of 2011

July 8th, 2010
1:53 pm

Huzzah my friends. This great day in history. You dog people getting new athletic director, us the almighty YellowJackets get new contract. No more Goat barrell racing or Warcraft tournaments on Thursday nights on ESPN Ocho. No my friends now we mark that time for our YellowJacket American football team to play other mighty ACC teams like DUke or Maryland.

UGAgirlFAN

July 8th, 2010
1:56 pm

minnesota dawg – YOU SAID IT! These are ALL armchair Coaches, referring to the anti-Coach Richt Fans out there, who do not know what the *ell they are talking about, I am no Coach either BUT my friend Coach Vince Dooley is or was and HE knows what he is talking about !!!! If you are so unhappy with him then go find another team and root for them, we do not need non-supporters like you around, the negativity is unreal and uncalled for! And to the REALIST who said “I reluctantly renewed my seats for next season so I’m not giving up yet, but 73″HD in A/C looks better and better by the year.” I will take them and I am so sure many others will-who are the true Fans and Supporters even when a GOOD DAWG IS DOWN!!!!!!! Your kind make me sick and I totally back up UGA anytime and support them in any way that I can….GOOOO DAWGS!

Dawgzballs

July 8th, 2010
1:57 pm

Mark Richt is in the top 5 among active coaches in college football. It would be a complete fail to even think about getting rid of him. However,,,, it would be nice to lose to Florida by less than 30 points some day.

Scott W.

July 8th, 2010
2:00 pm

Maybe if the Dog Faithful would remain such after the first three games of the season we wouldn’t be so disappointed come Halloween. (See 2007)

Mark

July 8th, 2010
2:04 pm

I love to hear people complain about Mark Richt. He loses too much, he isn’t emotional enough, he doesn’t know how to coach his players or build a staff. Please.

Richt has a great track record, and part of that is his ability to learn and adjust. No one wins 90 games in 9 years without that ability. The Dawgs will be fine under Richt, and all Bulldog fans can be grateful that Coach Dooley brought him in.

Do I want to win them all? Heck yeah, and then I would grumble about the score. Coach Richt has created great expectations and he knows this better than any of us. He is also very competitive, and those who work with him respect his ability to think under pressure and lead his team.

I have played for lots of coaches and worked for lots of bosses. If they care about me as a person, and have my back, I will run through walls for them. Yank me around in public and through me under the bus and I will come back to bite you like any good Dawg should.

As for those complaining about the occasional legal problems at UGA, no one is proud of them, and their are programs in place to try to address them. You can bet that Richt (and Adams, Fox, Perno, Landers, etc.) hate these issues. The fact that they don’t hold the kid up to public ridcule and instead work with them to correct the underlying issue says much more about the coaches and administration than it does the players.

NOTSO FAST

July 8th, 2010
2:06 pm

LISTEN, COACH R MAY NOT BE PERFECT BUT HE IS BETTER THAN GOOD. I LAUGHED AT THE CHANGING HELMETS BEFORE THE GATOR GAME BUT I GUESS IF IT HAD WORKED WE WOULD HAVE THOUGHT HE WAS A GENIUS. THE DAWGS ARE LUCKY TO HAVE HIM.

Big Dawg

July 8th, 2010
2:06 pm

First, I congratulate Coach Richt on finally making the hard choices as far as defensive coaches are concerned. We will see over the next few years if the ship has been righted and yes as a former DAWG and now as a Dawg fan I had become used to 10 win seasons and going to either BCS or upper tier bowls yearly. With success comes high expectations and that is what we have here is an expectation of consistently competing for championships both SEC and NC.

Go Dawgs

Shankit

July 8th, 2010
2:12 pm

There is somebody out there that can beat
Florida and Urban. He is now coaching at
Texas Tech, because he got hosed at Auburn,
like a lot of the “Dawg Fans” are trying to do
to Richt.

Ed

July 8th, 2010
2:13 pm

I disagree, and believe that Richt should be on the hot seat. Despite having some of the best recruiting classes in the nation, Georgia has underachieved for the most part in recent years and has generally looked like a poorly coached team. Some of the lowlights include:

Back-to-back blowout losses to UF;
Embarrassing losses to average UT teams in consecutive trips to Knoxville;
Loss to Vanderbilt;
Near home-loss to one of the worst Colorado teams in decades;
Two losses in four years to Kentucky;
Falling behind West Va. 28-0;
Falling behind Alabama 31-0;
Complete breakdowns on special teams and defense that repeat themselves over long period of time (showing inability to adjust); and
Obvious difficulty motivating players for big games as shown by embarrassing endzone celebration in ‘07 WLOCP and two gimmicky “blackout” home games.

I like Richt and sincerely hope he works it out, but I’m not going to pretend that all of these problems and the decline in Georgia’s football program is all a big illusion. Something has been going on in recent years that’s different from what we saw in Richt’s first 4 years at UGA.

Ace

July 8th, 2010
2:15 pm

UGA is not in the top notch of the SEC and the rest of the SEC is mediocre. Funny is UGA fans and their whines.

Scott W.

July 8th, 2010
2:19 pm

Who needs facts Ace, funny is not you.

1970 Dawg

July 8th, 2010
2:22 pm

I agree with Coach Dooley. Coach Richt is a victim of his success. Some fans have become spoiled by CMR’s success over the last 9 years. Just for reference–CMR’s winning % over his 9 yrs has been 76.9%. Coach Dooley’s winning % was 72.3% (eliminating the 10 ties from calculation). This is no detraction from Coach Dooley who was an excellent coach but merely to show that CMR is also an excellent coach. For further reference, Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden have won approx 75% of their games so CMR is in pretty good company..
We could do a lot worse. Ray Goff won 57.5% and J Donnan won 67.8%. That was a 12 year period, folks. Any time you change you run the risk of going backward. See Alabama’s track record of hiring coaches if you doubt it.
I think much of this hot-seat BS comes from our competition which would be more than happy to see CMR leave UGA with the idea that the program would surely decline. We can’t shut them up as long as they troll our blogs but we can sure tell them how wrong they are. And for the true Dawg fans who continue whine about our porgram, please re-read the first 2 paragraphs of this post

Scott W.

July 8th, 2010
2:23 pm

Difference is the absence of VanGorder.

Bob Askew

July 8th, 2010
2:25 pm

“Dooley noted”- HAHAHA

1970 Dawg

July 8th, 2010
2:29 pm

Please quit whining about Florida. They give scholarships too and they get some of the finest athletes in the USA. Everybody else has trouble beating the gators. Meyer has won 85.1% of his SEC games Like him or not, he runs a top-notch program will and probably continue to do so.

Dawg 76

July 8th, 2010
2:36 pm

It’s funny how many of the CMR on the hot seat people are anti UGA, outside the program, and or from Mars. If CMR is so bad of a coach why do the the Hot Seat Nuts want him gone? I assure you that it is not that they want UGA to find a new and better coach….

BG

July 8th, 2010
2:37 pm

UGA could not hire a coach any better than Richt. Richts record speaks for itself. Mark Richt is a honest coach and he runs a classy program. Mark Richt will never be accused of cheating or breaking the rules. I don’t think all coaches in the SEC could say that.

BG

July 8th, 2010
2:40 pm

Oh, and Richt is 8 out of 9 aganist the nerds.

1970 Dawg

July 8th, 2010
2:42 pm

Dawg 76 and BG, thank you for stepping up. We need to drown out the drivel coming from the haters, the imposters and our own whiners.

92 UGA Grad

July 8th, 2010
2:44 pm

We all know there were serious issues with the team the past couple of years – too many penalites, too few turnovers forced, poor kick coverage on special teams, etc. Coach Richt has addressed the causes of these shortcomings by firing Martinez (whose passive approach to defense led to a lack of turnovers forced) and Fabris (who was in charge of kick coverage units). He brought in Grantham, who is a disciple of Saban and Bud Foster along with Lakatos (who coached three NFL DB draft picks at UCONN of all places) and Belin (who coached up LBs at Vandy and produced several All-SEC and NFL caliber players at Vandy). Belin is bringing an aggressive approach to kick coverage to special teams and Lakatos & Grantham are preaching press man, aggressive, blitzing, pressure the QB defense.

If the team goes 8-5 again this year, then I’m on the bandwagon of folks calling for a new Head Coach, but this team wins 10-11 games this year due to the changes made in the offseason.

Dostoyevskiy

July 8th, 2010
2:44 pm

We all need to be as good at what we do as CMR.

RedPantsDawg

July 8th, 2010
2:46 pm

1970 Dawg– What concerns me most about losing to Florida is that the last 2 losses we weren’t even competitive in those losses. The last 2 years we have struggled to beat midlevel teams and the teams we should be competitive with (Florida, Alabama, TN) we have been blown out. We are 2-2 against Kentucky the last 4 years. The truth is the program hasn’t been the same since the 31-0 first half of the Alabama blackout. The home loss to KY last year was one of the worst I’ve ever seen. The team had no fight and the coaches coached the game scared.

ca dawg

July 8th, 2010
2:53 pm

remember what CMR’s stated goal was when he took this job: he wanted to “knock the lid” off the program. i don’t think that’s been quite been done (i’d say the lid is cracked but not completely off), but on balance i do think he’s done as a good a job as any georgia coach ever has. i look for improvements this year on both sides of the ball–more discipline, more accountability, and better execution–and that’s how i’ll measure success in 2010.

bottom line: the florida program is unreal right now. we’re just one of many teams that can’t beat them consistently (or, seemingly, ever). let’s see how losing that incredible 2008 class and charlies strong affects that program, but even if florida weakens (history suggests that’s inevitable) we’ve still got to do so much better to overtake them. i think we will be a better football team this year. i want to see us play fast, clean, aggressive, and smart against florida; we do that and i’m happy to let the chips fall where they may. GATA!

chazzo

July 8th, 2010
3:01 pm

Ed,
I have a point of contention. UF finished #1 and #3 in the nation the last two seasons. They had one of the greatest college players at QB, the best D-coordinator, and gill loads of 5 star recruits. Let’s be honest, here, as much as I hate saying it, UF was just damn good, and that has a little something to do with those 2 losses. UF fans were talking the same down-in-the-mouth crap when UGA had Herschell and the best D in the land. It all comes around. 2 mediocre seasons (with injuries, departures, etc.) after 8 solid ones does not support your negative outlook.

LHardingDawg

July 8th, 2010
3:14 pm

I wonder if some of these haters have ever been to a Georgia game. I bet they could not even find Athens without a GPS.

1970 Dawg

July 8th, 2010
3:21 pm

Every program in the country has rebuilding years (especially when you lose 2 first rounders who leave early for the NFL). As great as Coach Dooley was, he had rebuilding years as follows:
1965 6-4 1969 5-5-1 1970 5-5 1977 5-6 1979 6-5 . And this was back before we had such parity in college football. Back when you could count on beating Kentucky and Vandy and the other have-nots.
I’m glad we stuck with him. He turned out pretty well, I think.

Habanero

July 8th, 2010
3:22 pm

Remember Dooley also said “with great success comes great expectations!”

Jim Donnan’s last 4 years:
10-2
9-3
9-3
8-4
36-12
Mark Richt’s last 4 years:
9-4
11-2
10-3
8-5
38-14
Delbert D.
May 27th, 2010
7:16 pm
Jim Donnan’s SEC record, last 4 years:
6-2
6-2
5-3
5-3
22-10
Mark Richt’s SEC record, last 4 years:
4-4
6-2
6-2
4-4
20-12
Jim Donnan lost 13 games his last 4 years here
and we fired him for it.
Coach Richt has lost 14 games his last 4 years here
Jim Donnan lost 13 games his last 4 years here
and we fired him for it.
Coach Richt has lost 14 games his last 4 years here

Oh, there’s more…..

9-4 in 2006
8-5 in 2009
10-10 vs SEC East the last 4 years
# 96 average NCAA Ranking in Penalties last 4 years
21 fumbles on the average every year last 4 years
14 interceptions a year average every year last 4 years
1-3 vs 4 really bad vols’ teams last 4 years
1-3 vs Florida last 4 years & 2-7 overall Coach Richt Era
8 losses out of 11 games vs Top 10 Final AP Poll for Richt
8 more losses vs not Top 25 Final AP Poll for Richt
5 of 10 SEC losses last 4 yrs not Top 25 Final AP Poll
No QB prepared 2006
No QB prepared 2009
No QB prepared 2010
39 arrests / suspensions just the last 3 years for UGA football
Lot better NFL draft with Jim Donnan’s recruits
Lot worse NFL draft with Coach Richt’s recruits
Can’t be more than couple days from next arrest – June 5 ?
Lose to Spurrier game 2 have LOSING RECORD SEC East last 5 yr
Redshirt Knowshon Moreno so we get to see him 2 years only
Rip Redshirt off # 11 RB Washaun Ealey 3rd quarter 5th game
Make Caleb Freaking King Starter at RB with more 1 yard or less games
Throw Marlon Brown 2 passes all season long
Throw Branden Smith 2 passes all season long
Start Aron White until game 12
Aron White defending Zach Mettenberger
Fired entire Defensive Staff except recruiting coordinator Garner
Fired entire Special Teams Staff
Should have fired entire offensive coaching staff totally
Instead Coach Richt is going to do their jobs and his
Let’s see what can we do to the uniforms this week ?
Tell us how great Joe Cox is.
Made Joe Tereshinski III # 1 depth chart, Joe Cox 2 Matthew Stafford # 3
Now we are to watch video from 2 years ago to know how great 1 QB is
Have no even beginning to look like a # 2 QB
Injured QB
Injured RB
Caleb King interviewed yesterday says “football is a grind” to new recruit
God Almighty I guess Damon and Adam$ didn’t get the memo, we’re great
What ? Is it a SECRET it is the football program ?

I say buy out the contract. He apparently has been “Emeritus”, retired but on staff for four years. Hire Muschamp or Smart. Bring someone new in that is not looking to retire and soaking up $2.8 million per year plus endorsements and bonuses while he waits!

Run the table? The way they have played in the SEC over the past four years they need to “run under the porch!”

Two years ago, one had to donate $10,651 to qualify for the right to buy new University of Georgia football season tickets. Last year, the cutoff dropped to $4,205. This year, it will decline again.

the failures under Richt, the poor team building, the average 3 conference losses over the last four years, the fact that his record and Jim Donnan’s record are the same over the past four years and Donnan was fired.Our President fired Donnan when it was apparent that our program had plateaued, we had lost to all of our biggest rivals, and the AD could not guarantee that the overall and record against are rivals would improve the next year.

tbone

July 8th, 2010
3:37 pm

Is there a reason why my comments do not show up in the comments section?

Zuma Dawg

July 8th, 2010
3:37 pm

Habanero
Get that hot pepper out of your mouth and maybe you could think more clearly.

SSIgator

July 8th, 2010
3:38 pm

Habanero -

Stop applying logic to this. You are interrupting the KoolAid party.

1970 Dawg

July 8th, 2010
3:47 pm

Jim Donnan was a pretty good coach with no tact. His personality got him fired and not his record

Zuma Dawg

July 8th, 2010
3:48 pm

SSIgator 90 wins in 9 years.I will gladly drink that KoolAid for the next 9 years.

1970 Dawg

July 8th, 2010
3:49 pm

Re: the drop off in contribution level to acquire tickets at UGA. Don’t know if you have noticed but we’ve been in one of the worst recessions in my memory and that’s a long time. Every nonprofit has suffered from a decrease in contributions.

Habanero

July 8th, 2010
3:54 pm

I apologize for interupting the “Kool Aid Party”!

Habanero

July 8th, 2010
3:56 pm

Zuma Dawg you missed my point. You can average 10 wins per season and never win a championship if you “average” 3 conference losses per season. 3 conference losses = NO CHAMPIONSHIP

long-time dawg

July 8th, 2010
3:56 pm

Good article Bill, and points well-taken by both Vince and you. But, haven’t you learned by now that you can’t talk reason to this bunch of semi-illiterate and immature clowns?

SSIgator

July 8th, 2010
4:01 pm

Habanero -

Zuma Dawg is happy in the fog. Don’t try to drag him in to reality.

I have a name to offer

July 8th, 2010
4:04 pm

We can determine quickly with this comment who the hottest team over the last 13 years is and therefore the HOTTEST COACH with this stat: UGA is the ONLY school to win at least 8 games over the last 13 years. Not Oklahoma, not Alabama, not Florida, not LSU, not Ohio State, not the real USC, and for sure not Tennessee.

So, I will offer a name that is better than Richt over this same period …………… his name is He Does Not Exist. Donnan was in the position for one of these 13 years, to be fair.

UGA ought to go after He Does Not Exist ………….. right?? Name for coach better over the same period.

NCs, come and go. Texas and UGA are # 1 and # 2 in that order of having $$$ MONEY IN THE BANK,BABY. UGA must be doing something right. I can name 35-50 schools that would LOVE to have this very enviable record …………wins AND money in the bank baby.

Go Dogs.

Habanero

July 8th, 2010
4:07 pm

Repeaten ustedes por favor!

You can average 10 wins per season and never win a championship if you “average” 3 conference losses per season. 3 conference losses = NO CHAMPIONSHIP

Zuma Dawg

July 8th, 2010
4:08 pm

SSIgator
No Tebow+No Willie=a beatdown coming your way this fall.

SSIgator

July 8th, 2010
4:10 pm

Zuma Dawg-

Have another sip.

cindy

July 8th, 2010
4:18 pm

CMR =AD=KirbySmart=HC=NC All so simple!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Habanero

July 8th, 2010
4:22 pm

Cindy-

Excellent math!

See Spin Monkeys ………be like Cindy!

Pago Pago DAWG

July 8th, 2010
4:33 pm

The Detroit paper had two stories on the same page about our ex-ad, so we’re getting lots of press..

ugakev

July 8th, 2010
4:42 pm

Hey Ssi gator . dawgs coming off an 8-5 season and your Gators coming off two out standing seasons. . Your still behind us in football sales. Wow whats goin to happen when you go back to mediocre

dawginmemphis

July 8th, 2010
4:44 pm

Below are the turnover margin rankings for the last 6 nat’l champions. This tells you all you need to know about what to fix.
09- Bama=4th in turnover margin
08- Florida=2nd in turnover margin
07-LSU=2nd in turnover margin
06-Florida=37th (still top 30% and they upset Ohio State who was 13th in turnover margin)
05-Texas= 28th; upset USC who was ranked #1 in turnover margin
04- USC= 1st

This sort of states the obvious–punish / limit touches to backs and receivers who fumble, reign in Aaron Murray’s play book every time he makes a stupid mistake and make him show up more to the film room, bench DBs who are dragging us down and not progressing as ball hawks, regardless of seniority. Bacarri Rambo should have been playing last year while Evans sat on the bench. That was maddening. This should change with Lakatos.

Richie

July 8th, 2010
4:45 pm

Richt has built the #2 most profitable football program in the SEC. Damon had ZERO to do with it. 90 wins in 9 seasons. 3rd highest win % among active coaches at .769

Richt “hotseat” talk would be like Berkshire firing Warren Buffet. Ain’t gonna happen.

Richt’s going on a “consecutive game winning streak” starting this year that people will be talking about for a long, long time, like decades.

Richie

July 8th, 2010
4:46 pm

If Murray throws interceptions, bench him, bring on Gray or Mason.

Some Lame Name Here

July 8th, 2010
4:47 pm

I never played football, never coached, I suck at my current job, but I am a genius and I stayed in a trailer last night listening to Dixie all night long. Take my adivce please…….

dawginmemphis

July 8th, 2010
4:48 pm

oh, and blitz like hell…….if the defense dictates the rhythem, the takeaways will follow.

SSIgator

July 8th, 2010
4:48 pm

Richie -

“Richt’s going on a “consecutive game winning streak” starting this year that people will be talking about for a long, long time, like decades.”

Is he taking over the gymnastics program?

Richie

July 8th, 2010
4:49 pm

If a guy throws tons of interceptions, you have to sit that guy, his mistakes are killing the team. Same for fumbles, missed coverages, & penalties. Georgia has to “get tough” by using the bench and get the guys OFF THE FIELD who do can’t figure that out. Give them a chance to earn ther spot back by showing they “got it”. But do NOT put up with mistakes.

Richie

July 8th, 2010
4:52 pm

Rewarding Cox with more starts hurt the team morale and increased the mistake tolerance on the team. Rewarding Murray with #1 place on depth chart after making most mistakes in Spring, hurt team morale. You have to get players who hurt the team off the field, regardless of their past success.

dawginmemphis

July 8th, 2010
4:52 pm

Richie,
I agree. Its like the last few years we’ve been sitting there with talent wasting on the sidelines while confirmed “busts” (aka highly recruited players who continue to show they aren’t gamers) continue to take the snaps.

Richie

July 8th, 2010
4:54 pm

Richt has to get tough in PRACTICE. You PLAY LIKE YOU PRACTICE. You make a mistake, you’re off the field, you sit. Then you have to EARN your way BACK by working longer and harder than everyone else in drills.

cindy

July 8th, 2010
4:56 pm

Some Lame Name….Redcoat band may play Dixie this tear…hot rumor!!!!

George

July 8th, 2010
4:59 pm

Richt over 60 arrests last 4-Donnan only 3 but Adams said he was concerned about off the field issues with Donnan-plus UGA always in top 5 for least number of penalties and turn over margin 96-2000-big difference is 3-1 vs Tech by Richt

ugakev

July 8th, 2010
5:01 pm

I understand the logic that we should of benched joe cox but really i honestly think we still would of finished with the same record when it was all said and done. You dont want to put murray out there making mistakes and the bulldog nation getting down on him for the next season. Murray will be ready this year i guarantee it

Gbal

July 8th, 2010
5:10 pm

“But like I’ve said before, anyone who believes 90 wins in nine seasons isn’t good enough should think back to the days before Richt arrived.”

Hey, think of a period of 90 wins in 9 years any time in UGA history.

Habanero

July 8th, 2010
5:12 pm

Gbal…..you duncil…….we have gone back to the days before Richt arrived ! Look at the record….duh!

2006 4-4
2007 6-2
2008 6-2
2009 4-4

Gbal

July 8th, 2010
5:13 pm

10 wins per season is great HOWEVER he does not get the most out of his players/coaches – penalties….mistakes… discipline…motivation. If he were stron at these he would have at least on NC.

Habanero

July 8th, 2010
5:17 pm

You can average 10 wins per season and never win a championship if you “average” 3 conference losses per season. 3 conference losses = NO CHAMPIONSHIP

Habanero

July 8th, 2010
5:20 pm

Coach Mullock Richt is averaging 3 conference losses per season over the last four seasons. You cannot win a championship with an average 3 confercence losses. It does not matter how many games you win or “average” win. The average win thing is an old Bowden scheme.

Snoop Dawg

July 8th, 2010
5:30 pm

Da Preacha Man needs to show us that he’s also a Ball Coach. He seems like he thinks he’s a CEO. We don’t need a CEO. We don’t need a STRATCOM or a BRAND. We need championships and bowl rings. We need someone with passion and fire and emotion on the sidelines–a General at the Front leading the Charge! Richt has yet to show us that he has such mettle or intensity.

Dooley noted

July 8th, 2010
5:30 pm

” Our record against them is just atrocious the last 10 years “. Poor Vince senility must be setting in. You mean the last twenty dont you? Richts last year folks mark it down! The whole program is on a decline. Basketball,Baseball and Gym too.

Jeff Sanchez

July 8th, 2010
5:35 pm

Rcht Sucks!

The Dawg Nation likes Will Muschamp and Kirby Smart!

Some Lame Name Here

July 8th, 2010
5:42 pm

i spek 4 every1

1eyedJack

July 8th, 2010
5:42 pm

The rumors of our demise are being GREATLY exaggerated.

Imposter+Hater=Habanero

July 8th, 2010
5:51 pm

Senor Hot Pepper, just for the record, how many SEC championships should UGA win every ten years? Remember now, Alabama, Florida, LSU, Auburn, and Tenn must have their share. They are good teams too.

Imposter+Hater=Habanero

July 8th, 2010
5:53 pm

We need Kirby Smart. Didn’t he parlay our job offer into a big raise after taking us to the altar and dumping us there? Real quality guy.

UGAgirlFAN

July 8th, 2010
5:57 pm

ATTN:
Habanero

“You can average 10 wins per season and never win a championship if you “average” 3 conference losses per season. 3 conference losses = NO CHAMPIONSHIP”
IS THIS ALL YOU KNOW HOW TO WRITE, IS THIS NEGATIVE *HIT ABOUT CMR/UGA?
ARE YOU A NEGATIVE PERSON AND IF SO YOU NEED COUNSELING ! WE NEED POSITIVE FANS NOT PEOPLE LIKE YOU !!!!!! I DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE PAST – IT IS THE PRESENT AND FUTURE THAT I SUPPORT! WITH THAT BEING SAID, I HAVE ALWAYS SUPPORTED THE DAWGS THRU GOOD TIMES AND BAD, THAT IS WHAT A TRUE FAN DOES-SO IF YOU CANNOT HANG WITH THE BIG DAWG GET OFF MY PORCH! PERSONAL FRIEND OF VINCE DOOLEY’S SO DON’T YOU KNOCK HIM EITHER!!!! CMR IS A GOOD THING FOR UGA!!! YOU WILL SEE….IF YOU LOOKED AT THE POSITIVE INSTEAD OF BEING SO NEGATIVE!

George

July 8th, 2010
6:03 pm

The real issue is while Dawgs should have benefitted from coaching changes at UF and ALA and LSU-they all won BCS championships starting from scratch while UGA was in the fifth year of Richt regime with 2 SEC championships under his belt and should have continued success while they were down at ALA and UF and change of coaches at LSU-what happened to our team since the 2 SECs as compared to the quick turn arounds at UF and AL?We go 500 or less against 3 of 5 East teams-1-3 vs UT and UF and 2-2 vs UK plus losses to USC and Vandy and home losses to ALA and LSU

Dooley noted

July 8th, 2010
6:08 pm

George… Blind homers on this blog just simply wont understand what you have pointed out. Those rose colored panties ..oops I mean glasses, gets in the way.

Jeff Sanchez

July 8th, 2010
6:12 pm

I do not live “vicariously” through the Head Coach as you do. He is hawling in $2.8 million per year plus bonuses and endorsements.
I am sick and tired of the same “old lame hype” year after year about a Georgia team that has trended downward. I saw this under Goff and Donnan and now I see again. So I ask the question: Could Will Muschamp or Kirby Smart be any worse?

Sometimes the Truth Hurts

His religious comments were absurd. It was as if he was telling the Dawg Nation, “talk to the lord, the face don’t want to hear it!” S

Speak “God” and talk “jesus” and pocket the money like Bowden.

The 10 win thing is another Bowden scheme, remember?

Warrior Queen Boudica

July 8th, 2010
6:18 pm

Richt has fallen and he can’t get up!

A time line for “Championships Plural” should be part of Mark Richts performance metrics.

Ed

July 8th, 2010
6:26 pm

Sorry guys, I just don’t buy it. I’ve followed Georgia football religiously since the ‘77 Sugar Bowl, and the team just hasn’t looked well-coached since the ‘06 Sugar Bowl, in my opinion.

Even the ‘07 team that got so hot in the second half looked terrible in the first half, without excuse. We were darn lucky to have escaped at Vandy and not have 3 losses going into the Florida game that year. In hindsight, Florida and Auburn were down that year and our Sugar Bowl opponent was Hawaii, so I’m still not convinced that team was as great as we though it was at the time.

True, Florida has been real good in recent years, but if Arkansas can almost beat them in Gainesville and Auburn, LSU and Alabama play them about even, I see no reason for Georgia to get dominated two years in a row. I’m not sure how anyone can excuse the sorry performances the past two years, especially the ‘08 game when the Dawgs seemed to just quit early in the third quarter.

I hope Richt proves me wrong, but it seems to me that something special left the program when Van Gorder went to GSU. Maybe the new staff will bring some of the toughness and resilience back.

BuLLdawg

July 8th, 2010
6:39 pm

What a silly comment Bill King.

Everyone LOVES Coach Richt.

His coaching staff for 9 years now, has been horrible.

dagnabit

July 8th, 2010
6:42 pm

something special left the program when damon started waving those red panties around.

Warrior Queen Boudica

July 8th, 2010
6:43 pm

Tell’em BuLLdawg…..

“Don’t be silly, Willy!

Dawg 39

July 8th, 2010
6:43 pm

Enter your comments here

BS Patrol

July 8th, 2010
6:50 pm

The thread between Richt & Donnan was that Richt could beat Tech. Donnan couldn’t. That’s about to change.

Dan

July 8th, 2010
6:51 pm

I guess the Black Jerseys , the butt kicking from the current National Champs ( Tide) 2 yrs ago has just been too much for the team and coaches to overcome. Let’s get real, with the Gators and Bama fighting for dominance in the SEC, the DOGS may see a national championship in , let’s say, another 27years? Vince, you were the last championship coach the DOGS will have for a long time…

Dune (1984) The movie

July 8th, 2010
6:58 pm

But no Dan!

Mark Richt has the fans thinking he is the “Kwisatz Haderach” of Georgia football!

BuLLdawg

July 8th, 2010
6:58 pm

Vince Dooley was a lot more than that.

Vince is a really truly nice guy.

BuLLdawg

July 8th, 2010
7:00 pm

Kwisatz Haderach

What the hell is that ?

Stick to Star Wars, Georgia tek fans, you nerds.

UGASlobberknocker

July 8th, 2010
7:02 pm

It’s obvious who should be the UGA head coach. It is Ross the blogger above. He has all the answers and is much smarter than everyone else when it comes to football..why not Ross?

I would be willing to bet the Sanitation Dept would let him out of his contract.

1eyedJack

July 8th, 2010
7:04 pm

I have drank the “Kool Aid of Life” and lived to tell about it.

Doo-Dads

July 8th, 2010
7:06 pm

UGASlobberknocker it’s obvious!

Ross doesn’t have 10 average wins and three average conference losses like……..Bowden!

damngoddawg!

July 8th, 2010
7:17 pm

SSIgator. Don’t you lizzard breaths have a blog of your own? You’ve had a good run and some good luck against us, but everything that goes around comes around. We still have you in overall wins and it will stay that way. By the way, your team colors are what you’d expect at a gay pride parade. DOGFOOD!

Thorne

July 8th, 2010
7:24 pm

Mark Richt is a GREAT coach. Any moron can analyze his accomplishments and shortcomings after the fact. Wow, that’s real tough. Congrats on your ability to count. Maybe all you experts should become college football coaches. I’m sure you would do much better, right? Let’s not be so quick to run off our fantastic coach……

Sottish Soccer Hooligan

July 8th, 2010
7:31 pm

Thorne …….Fantastic?

Remeber what Mark Bradley-ajc said about Richt?

“But his is a business predicated on results, not good will.”

Captain Fantastic wasn’t even in the top 25 at the end of the season or did you forget?

Damon Evans

July 8th, 2010
7:48 pm

These are all great points. I say we go out and celebrate. I’ll drive……

Glenu

July 8th, 2010
9:12 pm

The only thing that counts is being invited to a bowl (any bowl) & winning it. What good does it do to go to a bowl (including the “National Championship”) & loosing…… Would you rather win 10 Independence Bowls in a row or loose the National Championship 10 years running,,,
Good coaches should be judged on the number of bowls they take their teams to & their winning % in those games.

Maddawg

July 8th, 2010
9:18 pm

Enough, ENOUGH ALREADY!!!! about whether Mark Richt’s status and well-being at UGA should be questioned!! He is the very best coach we could ever hope of having, one who possesses high, moral and ethical character and how it manages to supercede his wonderful and incredible success on the field at UGA.

All those who feel the need to stir the pot and throw doubt into the wind about him are actually envious AND devious to the point they would love nothing than to have him leave UGA under any circumstance. Ain’t gonna happen!

edumacated

July 8th, 2010
9:29 pm

How is it some of you get off telling folks that they aren’t fans because they critique the UGA coach and program. Hey knuckle heads…if we had not had griped we will still be with Ray Goof. 10 wins a year seems great, but is actually worthless when you are only a whipping boy to an in-conference rival, ie. Florida.
I couldn’t care if they go 6-6 every year…just as long as they don’t lose to the SAME TEAM EVERY FREAKING YEAR!!!!!!!!

Delbert D.

July 8th, 2010
9:32 pm

Whoa! Somebody pulled stuff from a May 27th post of mine?

Try this: In a perfect world (or completely imperfect?), each SEC school would win a championship every 12 years. In 10 years under CMR Georgia has 2. That’s more than double the rate if all schools were equal, or 1 every 5 years. Who has a championship win rate?

Delbert D.

July 8th, 2010
9:33 pm

Oops – Who has a *better* championship win rate?

Waitin' to see

July 8th, 2010
9:42 pm

If UT can eventually fire Fulmer, then you can bet UGA can eventually fire Richt. Money and not bloggers’ opinions either for or against Richt will decide. Fulmer got fired because he had about 5 disappointing seasons in consecutive years. The past two have been not what UGA fans seem to want from Richt. A national championship ring could not save Fulmer, and 2 SEC championship rings plus a 2-7 record against FL so far won’t save Richt. Next season with an inexperienced QB may not be so hot, and the year after that the OL will be pretty much gone along with the best wide receiver in college football. Injuries also destroy a lot of seasons. Richt may be around for a long time, but I wouldn’t take it for granted.

Dawgman

July 8th, 2010
9:50 pm

Enter your comments here

bob

July 8th, 2010
10:11 pm

Meyer 14-1 vs three rivals 4-1 UGA 5-0 vs UT and 5-0 FSU last 5 years
Richt 7-8 vs 3 rivals 4-1 GT 2-3 vs UT and 1-4 vs UF last 5 years

arrh

July 8th, 2010
10:15 pm

whopperdawg- UGA has beaten FL more than twice in a decade. ONce w/ stafford & Moreno (end xone celebration), & once w/ David Greene. Then the following yr. they almost beat them playing w/ backup Joe Terinshinski…after Shockley got hurt. I hate it that UGA has been dominated by FL for the most part, but FL has had a great team. I know UGA recrutis great players, but FL does too…just saying. I hope we can get to where we beat FL too, but I’ll take our position of where we are now, & our chances now…instead of how it was before.

arrh

July 8th, 2010
10:16 pm

Oh, my bad…I meant UGA has beaten FL more than oncce in a decade, & was close to it being more than that.

arrh

July 8th, 2010
10:17 pm

Sorry about the typos. Just noticed.

12-2

July 9th, 2010
1:31 am

If you just step back, instead of worrying about what the recruits will think as you write every word ever, then look at what is – you will clearly see.

agleaobragmiaa

July 9th, 2010
1:50 am

If Richt is ANYTHING like Bowden, we should all be thanking our lucky stars. Our school needs that rock of leadership, and that should be enough for anybody to think that we are all lucky we have him. SO, with that said, lets GATA and beat Florida, UT, Auburn, Tech, and win another DAMN SEC Championship!

12-2

July 9th, 2010
2:05 am

What are you smoking ?

We will not beat Florida.

We will not beat Alabama.

We will not win The SEC.

hop

July 9th, 2010
3:37 am

it took ole vince 16 years to win a national championship and he did with the best football player who ever played college football.

mark has been at georgia 9 years and has won two SEC championships,but like all coaches he has made mistakes, who hasn’t.

the biggest mistake was not having a good replacment after van gorder left.

i think we have it now and we should win 9-10 gamess this year setting us up for a great run in 2011-12.

it is about time for saban to get tired at alabama and move on and myers does not have tebow or charley strong to run his defense.
i think we are about to experience in the SEC in the next few years a power shift and uga will be in the mix.

[...] V. Dooley on Richt's perceived problem: «Once you establish a program at a high level and you win 10 ballgames pretty much every year, when you fall below that you become a victim of your own success a little bit,» Dooley said. «The other thing is that Florida has been on a roll of late. Our record against them is just atrocious the last 10 years.» But, Dooley noted, while «this has been the first what you might call not-so-good year,» the other side of the coin for UGA is «you beat your rival that won the ACC and you won the bowl game. A lot of people would be celebrating, but not so [at Georgia].» [...]

Jeff Sanchez

July 9th, 2010
4:11 am

It has gotten so bad for Richt until he has had to get those closest to the program to come out in favor of him. First Damon Evans came out affirming Richt was not on the hotseat before his demise at the Destin conference, also President Adams made a very nebulous comment about Richt that made Adams seem like he wasn’t in touch with the reality of the situation. And now they drag Dooley into the little “mutual admiration society” and even Dooley has to make positive “spin” comments to prop up Richt!
Richt must produce results!

12-2

July 9th, 2010
4:51 am

I have NO IDEA what you mean about 2011-2012.

We LOSE 15 SENIORS after this 2010 season and we LOSE 4 or 5 juniors including especially AJ Green. ALL of these are the starters.

You give our coaching staff a pass on THIS 2010 season because THEY have provided you NO EXPERIENCED QUARTERBACK yet again, as we suffered 2001 making a freshman the only QB who played, losing 4 games; as we did in 2006 after DJ Shockley graduated making a freshman the only QB who played all 13 games, losing 4 games; and as we did in 2009 making a as our QB a guy who we never ever played – had plenty of opportunities to get him in games and did NOT, losing 5 games; and now as we are yet again in the 10th year of this Coach Richt Era YET AGAIN having NO QUARTERBACK to play but a freshman the ONLY QB on the ENTIRE ROSTER.

Ok, so you are going to have a QB for 2011 (assuming he is not injured again thi season as he has been BOTH of the previous 2 years) unable to even practice – and SPLITTING TIME this Spring not injured still not getting the needed experience and does NOT know the play book because we Kowtowed to the demands of now a Wide Receiver.

You LOSE way too much off this team 2010 to be great in 2011.

It IS 2010.

THIS IS THE SEASON.

Get off your duff and figure it out; THIS is OUR YEAR.

12-2.

12-2

July 9th, 2010
5:40 am

QUOTE by

hop

“i think we have it now and we should win 9-10 gamess this year setting us up for a great run in 2011-12.”

END B.S.

(1) win 9 to 10 games ? We play ONE (1) RANKED TEAM, # 5 Florida.

(2) It is a 14-game season.

(3) 9 or 10 wins is complete and utter crap nowadays with 14-game seasons.

(4) 9 or 10 wins means we are NOT in The SEC Championship Game for the 5th years in a ROW.

(5) 9 or 10 wins means with a great defense this year, great special teams this year, and 10 returning starters on Offense, that we have had a MISERABLE SEASON 2010.

(6) 9 or 10 wins means at best, we LOSE 3 or 4 games.

(7) 9 or 10 wins means about # 19 in the Final AP Poll.

(8) 9 or 10 wins has meant # 19 won / loss record of 38-14 the last 4 years.

12-2

July 9th, 2010
5:41 am

(9) We are the # 11 program All-Time in 1-A wins.

(10) 9 or 10 wins is # 19.

(11) # 19 is NOT where we should be All-Time at # 11.

(12) 9 or 10 wins means 10-3 or 9-4.

(13) 9-4 or 10-3 in a 14-game season.

(14) 9-4 or 10-3 playing SOFT EASY SCHEDULE of only 1 ranked team # 5 Florida.

(15) Vince Dooley says we have to do better against Florida.

(16) Vince Dooley admits Florida is a better program.

(17) Some blithering IDIOT just came in here and said we are BETTER than Florida with MORE WINS and it will STAY THAT WAY. We have LOST to Florida 17 of the games over the last 2 decades.

(18) It will be 18 of the last 21 games after this season.

(19) It will be 19 of the last 22 games after the season after this season when we will have lost 15 seniors going into that year after this season and will have lost 4 or 5 Juniors. These are all our starters.

(20) There is NO WAY you can come in here and say we are BETTER than Florida.

12-2

July 9th, 2010
5:43 am

(21) Florida has a QB ready AGAIN this season, as they do every year while we will be facing no QB prepared this season in year 10 of the Coach Richt Era which we have already faced now including this season, 4 of the 10 years – NEARLY HALF the Coach Richt Era (1 short of half the time NOT PREPARED the QB we IN-FACT PLAY.)

(22) We have lost 4 games, 4 games and 5 games in the previous 3 seasons without our QB prepared.

(23) 2011 promises to be a HORRID TEAM, especially in view of the sorry Offensive Recruiting Class we just suffered, especially in this great state for recruiting.

12-2

July 9th, 2010
5:46 am

(24) The 2011 Recruiting Class just got a LOT WORSE yesterday with the 30-day, 8-game suspension of Christian LeMay

12-2

July 9th, 2010
6:06 am

NOT a secret, and IS EXACT SAME offense committed by Michael Grant whom UGA Admissions WOULD NOT LET IN.

12-2

July 9th, 2010
6:10 am

Don’t give me this crap great run 2011. We will have no players. And, the negative press will intensify, not go away

12-2

July 9th, 2010
6:28 am

not go away with a whistling in the wind BEFORE 2010 by you hop “JUST WAIT UNTIL THE YEAR AFTER THIS YEAR” before it even starts.

ol ' seadawg

July 9th, 2010
7:12 am

SSIgator
I guess ya’ll crawling pocketbooks want to forget the years before Spurrier don’t you? Must be another Floriduh band wagon fan. Go back to the flea market and stay of OUR blog! GO DAWGS GATA

Rocky_Topper

July 9th, 2010
7:18 am

Certainly nothing to me, but UGA has the most respected coach in college football. You had better hang on to him.

hop

July 9th, 2010
7:19 am

man, you need to catch your breathe. it is apparent you did not play much football.
georgia has finally built significant depth with the o/line to maintain much strength in this very important for years to come.
we lost three great d/lineman that we will need to replace this year, and we are installing a new defensive alignment that will take time to adjust,but we should be better in the second half of the year.

florida, like georgia has a freshman qb with no experience and they lost tebow,many other great players on both sides of the ball.

there are other major loses with their defensive coorinator charlie strong leaving to be head coach st louisville, who might have been the best in the conference.

georgia will be stronger in 2011 with an establish defense in play all year,an experience qb and with very good depth in place as well.

the lemay kid is still in high school and he will be in athens in 2011 so his current problems does not have any impact on uga.

the futue is very bright and dawgs will have a top recruiting class in 2o11 that will augment the depth that we finally now!

jerry

July 9th, 2010
7:28 am

Considering the fact that Richt is 2-7 vs. Florida and has been outscoured 90-27 the last two years, I am going to have to take issue with the adjective “outstanding”. Unless there are extenuating circumstances that can be substantuated, consider your ignorance instructed.

Dick Nixon

July 9th, 2010
7:44 am

It is hard to win games when someone sticks there finger in your eye. Gators record this year 8-4 with two cornea transplants, and 7 hidden arrests and all new pyscho meds for rubber room Urban.

Rick S

July 9th, 2010
8:56 am

Bottom line is Mark Richt has done a good job but no National Championships like Florida, LSU, and Alabama. Why not Georgia!

DawginLex

July 9th, 2010
9:18 am

DaRick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Say it ain’t so Ethel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

'94 UGA Grad

July 9th, 2010
9:28 am

Hey Richie,

Since you know so much, why don’t you be the head coach and let us crucify you for every mistake you make. Evidently you’ve forgotten about the days under Goff and Donnan when we were painfully mediocre every season. Now we’ve have 1 mediocre season and everyone wants a new coach. How about a little perspective here people. I guess there are some people that you can never please.

H. Billy

July 9th, 2010
9:37 am

I see where Dap’Rick Rogers got arrested in a fight in Knoxville in which two police officers were assaulted. Rogers was heard to say, “Nukeese, we got to go.”

Steve Spurrier said, “Tennessee gets all these good recruits. I don’t know that happens to them when they get there.”

REDPANTIES

July 9th, 2010
9:38 am

The other thing is that Florida has been on a roll of late. Our record against them is just atrocious the last 10 years.”

Um, Vince… Don’t you mean the last 20?

And hop, way to show how smart you are. Brantley is not a freshman qb, he is a junior with lots of game experience!

Colon Dawg

July 9th, 2010
9:39 am

Rocky_Topper

It’s not about “respect”, it’s about “results”!

What about the Dawg Nation’s respect?

H. Billy

July 9th, 2010
9:40 am

“substantuated, consider your ignorance instructed.”

BWAA HAHAHAHAHAHA! It’s substantiated, you uninstructed ignorant tool.

Geez Louise

July 9th, 2010
9:42 am

Proof that colons are full of …

Colon Dawg

July 9th, 2010
9:44 am

‘94 UGA Grad

No it’s been more like four season’s in a row and the program is definetly going downward. I am tired of the “Bogus Hype” which also occured under Goff and Donnan, so history is repeating itself under Richt!

If you wanted charater and integrity you would have kept Goff. YOu probably said the same thing when things got bad for Goff.

Dawgtards ruin this state

July 9th, 2010
9:46 am

yardstick victory for 2009 season for thUGA is Georgia Tech, bowl trip to shreveport. WooHoo

AltamahaDawg

July 9th, 2010
9:50 am

I think Vince mentions the past 10 year because the point was his perspective on Richt’s career.

If the former UGA football coach was going to go back beyond the relevant converstaion and talk about the series in general, I don’t imagine he (of all people) would stop at imaginary 20 yr mark.

Geez Louise

July 9th, 2010
9:51 am

12-2 is a miserable wretch, who needs to switch to Bammer.

O-Line is Bogus!

July 9th, 2010
10:07 am

The spin monkeys have convinced themselves that this O-line is going to “outperform” because of the experience and number of total starts. This same O-line could not put any points on the board in the first FIVE possesions against Texas A&M in the bowl game. This was after three weeks prep and the surprise performance against Tech. The same offensive line starting players have underperformed against SEC opponents with a production of only 4 ypc! The are again being “highly touted” but again will be “BOGUS” against the SEC.

Joey

July 9th, 2010
10:09 am

I saw a good idea posted the other day: Make Richt the AD, then hire Kirby Smart as head coach.

ugaclassof2004

July 9th, 2010
10:10 am

Bill,

Mark Richt can stay as long as he wants as long as his players continue to fight for him. But I have major concerns about the mental toughness of this program right now that supercedes everything else. I have seen UGA overcome turnovers and a lack of talent in certain positons and still win because the mental toughness was there. But this crap where they mentally implode in the second half of games like they did vs. Kentucky and Georgia Tech is very disturbing. I can handle 5 loss seasons if the team is battling for 4 quarters and is just coming up short. But I don’t appreciate watching my team quit on that field, and if Richt and his coaching staff can’t inspire their players to perform better then he and they need to go. 2010 is make or break for Mark Richt as far as I’m concerned.

DaveDawg96

July 9th, 2010
10:14 am

The people blindly supporting Richt were the same ones blindly supporting Donnan and his 8-win seasons a decade ago.

Listen, if Bama can win the NC with a recruiting home state that has half the population of Georgia AND the split a lot of that talent with Auburn, then UGA should at least compete for a NC every now and then.

This is 2010, and this is how it is. Don’t tell me I should be happy with being a middle of the pack program. This isn’t 1995. Also, I’m sick of hearing of the “glory days” of the early 1980s – that was 30 years ago. It’s time for a new round of glory days. We’ve got the resources (here in 2010, GA is a hotbed of football talent), so all we need is the coaching.

ATLFan

July 9th, 2010
10:17 am

These nerds with small, I mean Paul Johnsons change their posting names on here so much, it’s hard to know who’s who. I got a feeling RambleOn!!!, m, saint simons, etc are still here, disguised as UF fans. You can’t really blame them, though …

ugaclassof2004

July 9th, 2010
10:19 am

O-Line is Bogus

A Couple things about your assessment of our O-Line.

1. They are a very good run blocking line and are OK at pass blocking. I felt the line gave Cox plenty of time to throw, but Cox had just awful pocket presence. It’s not the O-lines fault when you have a QB that is pitching balls into the dirt and gets happy feet in the pocket.

2. Sometimes you have to give the other team credit. Texas A&M’s DC Joe Kines put together a bunch of blitz packages in that game, sometimes putting 9 guys in the box. Even lousy teams can have good game plans every now and then, but UGA was eventually able to wear them down with their size and talent.

BigGAdawg

July 9th, 2010
10:19 am

ssiGATOR (the name says it all,) Richie, Habanero, and all other hater, whiner, fussy little thumbsucking pablum pukers who couldn’t coach their way out of a pee wee league game–you guys should be reading the Orlando Sentinel or the Whiners Gazzette and mouthing off there. What a bunch of loser nimrods.

Coach Dooley is, as one would expect, spot on in his statements. The bar has been set this high by CMR. We at UGA have gotten very comfortable in our expectations that we will continue the average of 10+ wins per season. And I continue to have such expectations as well, including for the upcoming season. I do understand that a bad year can happen. I don’t expect that several bad years will line up in a row.

CMR has made positive, needed, changes regarding the coaching staff and he does seem to be bearing down in all aspects of his coaching. I expect improvement in our defense which will help our offense also. If you don’t understand how that works, you should not be mouthing off about Div I (or frankly any level of) football. Go play badminton or ping pong and leave this to the grownups.

While the second year of the new defensive scheme will certainly be better that this year, I do expect a distinct difference to be present when the Dawgs hit the field this fall. I base that expectation on the fact that everywhere CTG has gone he has produced dramatic first year improvement. With the assistance of Coaches Belin and Lakatos my expectations are strengthened. These guys are all of one mind and one attitude–aggressive, hard hitting, in-your-face defense. That is the biggest thing we have been lacking for several years now. Those of you old enough toi remember the Junkyard Dogs should be looking forward to what is coming soon. Big WOOF!

As of now we are in a very healthy state as a team and have all of our starters on Offense back except for QB. And the only thing that worries me about QB is the depth chart. Murray is going to be excellent, (he has good movement and a great arm,) and the coaches have the luxury of the offensive experience to help take care of him as they ease him into his role.

Much has been said about concern with the secondary. I believe CSL will have us covered with great coaching and some Very talented new safties. I for one cannot wait to see Mr. Ogletree and the Hit-Man doing their thing as Bulldogs.

While UT may be weaker, SC, AU, and KY look to be stronger than recent years. SC probably has the best team since the Ole’ ball coach has been there–getting a win at their house may be the toughest game of the year. FL is always tough but I think we will upset them this year. All that said, we still have a better schudule than we have had the last two years.

I DO expect great things–mostly because of the quality and talent of Coach Richt and HIS staff.

Nick Rails

July 9th, 2010
10:22 am

Well Vince your record vs. Auburn was atrocious as well as
your pathetic bowl record. Do you realize if CMR wins another
bowl game he’ll have more bowl wins than the almighty VD?
He did it in 11 yrs and it took VD 25.

The Perspective

July 9th, 2010
10:22 am

Yep, Dooley puts it all in perspective. Mark Richt has fallen and he can’t get up! So now he must cry to Dooley and Evans and Adams to prop him up. He has gotten out his “crying towel” team.

Top it! top it! I am not on the “Hot Seat”!

Dooley Fan

July 9th, 2010
10:27 am

Old Vince knew how to kick him some Gator butt!

Habanero

July 9th, 2010
10:32 am

ugaclassof2004

July 9th, 2010

Remember what Spurrier said about Goff: “He gets all those great players, but what’s he doing with them?”

Habanero

July 9th, 2010
10:34 am

ugaclassof2004

July 9th, 2010

Murray looked alot like Joe Cox in the G-Day game!

jzdawg

July 9th, 2010
10:34 am

The only reason CMR is even considered on the hot seat is because of the blowouts by UT and loss to UK last year. If he would have won those games this would not even be a topic. CMR is a class act and one of the best coaches/recruiters in college football. Hopefully this year he will get UGA football back on track and raise the bar a little higher for the program.

REDPANTIES

July 9th, 2010
10:35 am

Christian, give me a call! I need da hookup when you get to A-town!

DE

Habanero

July 9th, 2010
10:36 am

ugaclassof2004

July 9th, 2010

Your predicting 3 conference losses which is what Rich has been averaging for the last four seasons!

That means no championship for “middle of the pack Mark”.

REDPANTIES

July 9th, 2010
10:39 am

JZdawg, “The only reason CMR is even considered on the hot seat is because of the blowouts by UT and loss to UK last year.”

Good coaches do not lose games EVERY year to inferior opponents. CMR has at least one let down per season!

Habanero

July 9th, 2010
10:47 am

Enter your comments here

Habanero

July 9th, 2010
10:54 am

Fun with Mathmatics!
Alabama=no Conference losses= Championships Plural
Georgia= 3 Average Conference losses= NO CHAMPIONSHIPS
Any Questions?

Mr. Georgia Football Returns

July 9th, 2010
11:01 am

June 1st, 2010
4:25 pm
1-Nick Saban
2-Urban Meyer
3-Les Miles
4-Bobby Petrino
5-Derek Dooley
6-Steve Spurrier
7-Gene Chizik
8-Bobby Johnson
9-Miss State coach
10-Houston Nutt
11.Mark Richt

Mr. Georgia Football Returns

July 9th, 2010
11:04 am

SEC coaches rankings by SI mag
June 1st, 2010
4:25 pm
1-Nick Saban
2-Urban Meyer
3-Les Miles
4-Bobby Petrino
5-Derek Dooley
6-Steve Spurrier
7-Gene Chizik
8-Bobby Johnson
9-Miss State coach
10-Houston Nutt
11.Mark Richt

Logical Jawga Feller

July 9th, 2010
11:05 am

I tried to tell y’all that La’ Dick did us a favor by choosing Rocky Top. Laid up in a Knoxville jail after a big fight at the beer joint. Thats just another problem we don’t have to deal with. I heard he was with a feller with a case of the clap who was running through the beer joint hollering- My gooba on fi,my gooba on fi!

MsBulldawg

July 9th, 2010
11:36 am

Terry Hoage….great to see you in this forum….DAMN GOOD DAWG!!!!

2_dawgs

July 9th, 2010
11:49 am

previous comment – “…and they don’t get any better than Richt–a fine man, an excellent coach, a great record” — dead on.

REDPANTIES

July 9th, 2010
12:01 pm

I can’t wait for away games this year!!! The fields will be littered with red panties! Too bad Da’rick didnt go to thUGA! He would have fit right in with Lemay and Evans!!!!

REal classy organization you guys are running in Athens!!!

Just a bunch of Rednecks and Thugs!!!!

WOOF WOOF

Chickasaw

July 9th, 2010
12:05 pm

Good to get Dooley’s perspective. Right now, it’s true that Richt does not look like the best coach in the SEC. Earlier in the decade, one might have argued that he was at least one of the best 2. Time passes, perceptions change, based on opportunities and performance. Dooley spent a long time in the Bear’s shadow, finally breaking out with players like Walker and Hoage in the early 80’s. He knows that playing consistent, high quality football will pay off over time. Richt will get his chances again, just as Dooley ultimately did. And, like Dooley, he will do it the Georgia way–with class, tact, toughness and, to use a forgotten word, honor. Some people think that a Nat’l Title is the alpha and omega of college fb. They’d be willing to pay the price that USC, Clemson and other programs paid in integrity to win a title, or that UT paid in trading away its tradition for a year of high risk gamble. The good news is, these people have short memories, and when Richt returns UGA to championship form (and he will), they’ll be back on the bandwagon, just like all the “Dump Dooley” hand-wringers from ‘77 and ‘79 became “aw, I knew it all the time” supporters in the 80’s. Unfortunately for the new crop of fair weather supporters, we’ll be able to throw your recorded-for-eternity email comments back it you when the next trophy comes to Athens!

David

July 9th, 2010
12:06 pm

Not exactly a ringing endorsement from Vince. Sounded like he could have beaten Florida if he had been coach. Vince is a slick politician.

Sinclair Sam

July 9th, 2010
12:18 pm

REDPANTIES;
No UGA players have beaten up a young lady yet like your boys at Tech did. Chan’s recruits are gone, the party is over….

Sinclair Sam

July 9th, 2010
12:26 pm

No wonder NOBODY reads Sports Illustrated Magazine anymore. They need to stick to the swimsuit pictures and leave football alone. They obviously have no idea what a good coach and bad coach are. To rank someone with Coach Richt’s record in the SEC as the #11 coach in the league causes the Magazine to lose any credibility it might have ever had. Obviously someone at SI doesn’t like Coach Richt. Haven’t seen this but if this is in fact true, I will never buy another SI nor will I look at a free one in the Dentist or Doctor’s office….

REDPANTIES

July 9th, 2010
12:38 pm

Sinclair Sam
“nor will I look at a free one in the Dentist or Doctor’s office….”

That is what you really do… Too cheap to actually purchase one, GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
DAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWGGGSSSS!!!

Damon and Lemay will be pimpin in A-town soon enough. Richt is trending in the wrong direction, with no discipline. Why can’t you idiots figure that out?

Logical Jawga Feller

July 9th, 2010
1:17 pm

Vince who? Richt is his own man and doesn’t need Dooley’s endorsement.Dumb move! He’s going to a 60th year H.S. reunion and there will be only 3 other people there. The rest are dead. What does he know about football? He missed two years of coaching to go fight in the Civil War.He can’t even remember what he ate for lunch.

Logical Jawga Feller

July 9th, 2010
1:32 pm

Well okay, maybe we are a bunch of Rednecks. We’ll sing our new anthem and be proud: Silver britches, Red bloomers and Blue Ribbon beer.

Scott W.

July 9th, 2010
2:02 pm

Where are all of the classy UT fans today?

Ed

July 9th, 2010
2:48 pm

After not doing it at all his first 6 years, Richt has authorized uniform changes in 4 games the past three seasons, two of them ugly losses. And of course, the endzone group dance in Jax. I first noticed motivation problems with the team during the ‘05 Florida game when Georgia came out flat and looking as if they hadn’t seen a single tape of UF (very average that year), and it seems to have gotten progressively worse as time goes on. I think Richt lost the ability to motivate the team somewhere down the road. If that happens, he wouldn’t be the first. But if he can’t fix the problem then at some point the admin. will find someone who can. Richt would have no trouble at all landing somewhere else.

show me kid

July 9th, 2010
3:03 pm

Maybe Da’Rick went to the right school after all.

Mr. Georgia Football Returns

July 9th, 2010
3:32 pm

Georgia has one of the highest football budgets in the universe and is paying Mark Richt $2.8 million plus bonuses and endorsements. I don’t think the Dawg Nation should expect anything but Championships Plural. Richt is welcome to “land elsewhere” anytime he wants, the sooner the better.
Opportunity Cost is Opportunity Lost. Muschamp and Smart are going to be Head Coaches somewhere within the next two years. Richt is over the hill and lost the direction of the program. He’s fallen and can’t get up. It’s time for a change. Could Muschamp or Smart do any worse?

art

July 9th, 2010
4:09 pm

Vince Dooley is a crook who kept his athletes dumb and liked it that way. He should forever be ashamed of his mistakes which Jan Kemp helped expose. Sadly, his legacy will live on as long as his hand-selected people and the Uggah Foundation is staffed by his lackeys.

GTPHISH

July 9th, 2010
4:36 pm

JUST IN: ALL POINTS BULLETIN OUT FOR A PAIR OF BULLDAWG RED PANTIES….

billdawg

July 9th, 2010
4:58 pm

Where do Ross and Realist coach? What are their records? How many SEC and National Championships between them? Leave Richt alone unless you have done better.
billdawg

Dave from GT

July 9th, 2010
5:15 pm

I like ole Vince. You dawgs really dumped on that guy and he still is Mr. Dependable.

One thing you could take to the bank with Vince….. No DUI and no red panties between his legs.!!!

Wonder why those last 10 years were not to par? Damon and Reggie.

BTW, nice win in Shreevpawt!

Ed

July 9th, 2010
5:22 pm

“BTW, nice win in Shreevpawt!”

I liked the one in Atlanta better, Dave.

icedawg

July 9th, 2010
5:22 pm

I’m glad Richt probably ignores most of the media and hopefully the AJC’s bloggers.

saban

July 9th, 2010
5:22 pm

The dawgs will get at least 5 beatdowns next year. I will win another national championship.

Vince and Richt will both get red panties with Georgia logo`s

wsewell525

July 9th, 2010
5:23 pm

Honestly, the past few years we just haven’t put the best product on the field. We got lucky with Moreno, cause he caused defenses to have to stack 8 into the box, and stafford just chunked it. Then we had Cox last year, and it was back to having to run routes correctly, and except for AJ there really was no room for error.
I think with the addition of Todd it has snapped us back into it. He will spread into the defense, and the offense, because the Offense will see how hard they are working, and know this is coming from an NFL coach. It might be good to listen up. The other coaches might learn a few things about leadership as well. I think after the first few days, with the hard hits, and the great running game, the fans will get back behind it, and we are hard to beat when we are all there.

It's a shame what he did to that dog.

July 9th, 2010
6:18 pm

DJ Shockley was dropped from the Falcons. Just another UGA football player who can’t cut it in the NFL.

Paul in RDU

July 9th, 2010
6:23 pm

Richt is not on the hot seat – however, he does need to demonstrate that 2009 was an aberration and not ther start of a trend

GATOR SPIT

July 9th, 2010
6:47 pm

Gosh all this stuff about somebody from UT. Rev. Richt is a wannabe, never will win the NC and U dawgs are delusionsal. GATORS kick ur arse every year and it’s just a way of life. Accept it.

Kirby Smart

July 9th, 2010
7:26 pm

Vince Dooley is an old, out of touch, confused man.
UGA needs me back to turn the program around.

Big Dog 98

July 9th, 2010
7:27 pm

Who cares what an old man thinks?
Vince is history.
Mark Richt is the man.

Damon Evans

July 9th, 2010
7:28 pm

Has anyone seen my red panties?

Camden Mark

July 9th, 2010
8:19 pm

Oh what the hell,we can lose to Kentucky and Okie St and powerhouse’s such as that as long as we beat GT and win our bowl game.Right?
Better show some real improvment this year,9-10 wins and when you do lose,close well played games,no keystone cop blowouts.If not that seat should go from luke warm (now) to burning hot.

bob

July 9th, 2010
9:20 pm

Hard to understand all the hoopla about Grantham-11years in pros only one play off game-coordinator only 2 years in his whole career and got fired from that job in Cleveland-never called a defense in a college game and he is going to light up the SEC?

greg

July 9th, 2010
9:23 pm

We got best two kickers in CFB-give us a chance if we can cut down penalties and create some turn overs-defense will be the issue

dawg daze

July 9th, 2010
10:21 pm

bulldawg theme song…If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you with!

GoDOGS1

July 9th, 2010
10:25 pm

How about some DOG Football, Bill? Come on man, it is right around the corner and I need my fix! Enough of all of this negative junk…lets talk DOGS.

Sic’ ‘em woof woof!

sturm7

July 9th, 2010
11:48 pm

good post!! and ban some lame name here please…. pretty sure he’s a tech fan!!!

12-2

July 10th, 2010
3:28 am

Derek Dooley ended his vacation, much as Michael F. Adam$ did last weekend, and returned home to ObKnoxiousville last night to deal with the OPEN BAR for all Tennessee vols’ football players, and the 2 patrons the 7 vols’ football players beat up.

Darren Myles Jr. recently arrested a couple of months ago, has been KICKED OFF THE VOLS’ FOOTBALL team by Derek Dooley, exactly as I said Derek Dooley would do, following his second arrest in the span of 2 and a half months.

“I am disappointed and embarrassed in many ways in the lapses of judgment by several members of our football team last night,” said Dooley.

“It’s a privilege not a right to be a member of this football team.”

He just doesn’t fit in up there with the Hillbillies and they all better figure that out, right fast.

Defensive tackle Marlon Walls and linebacker Greg King have both been indefinitely suspended.

Eric Berry, son of former vols’ player – not recruit stolen from the state of Georgia – departed.

In steps Darren Myles, Jr. to take Eric Berry’s defensive back position this up-coming season as a promising sophomore.

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July 10th, 2010
3:31 am

3 months ago, April 20 then, Darren Myles, Jr. was arrested for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after a disturbance at a Knoxville restaurant and nightclub. Knoxville police say Myles was arrested Sunday about 2:30 a.m. after bouncers removed him from the restaurant. Police say the sophomore then created a disturbance in the parking lot and fought with officers as they attempted to take him into custody. They say he smelled of alcohol and was unsteady on his feet.

Now, this on top of that.

6 feet 1 and a half with blazing 4.39 speed in the 40-yard dash, Darren Myles, Jr. was rated Top 10 at his Safety Position in the nation.

Under Armour All-America.

SuperPrep All-America.

Darren Myles, Sr. is the Football High School coach at Carver High School here in Atlanta, not reported by the AJ-C.

Sent his little boy to ObKnoxiousville and watched in horror as Derek Dooley leveled the axe in front of the little boy’s mother, as well, crying.

3.2GPA.

Bench 260, Squat 550, vertical jump 36, this is one of the premier athletes and students in America.

Shame.

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July 10th, 2010
3:33 am

Really a shame.

THUG.

Georgia did NOT recruit Darren Myles, Jr. – no scholarship offer.

Alabama, Florida, LSU, and Georgia tek offered Darren Myles, Jr. a scholarship.

I would like to get back to this OPEN BAR, VIP status, all vols’ football players invited to the bar with COVER CHARGE WAIVED for all vols’ football players.

Tennessee freshman Da’Rick Rogers and sophomore safety Darren Myles, Jr. have both been released on bond after being arrested overnight as a part of a fight at the Bar Knoxville night club on Cumberland Ave.

How RICH is that ?

Da’Rick Rogers.

Let’s see; ran his mouth about commitment to UGA.

Ran his mouth on Signing Day that he would play, instead, in ObKnoxiousville. It was the difference in UGA having a good Offensive Recruiting Class including the Wide Receiver seen as the replacement after this season for AJ Green and seen as the dual-threat this year, with him.

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July 10th, 2010
3:35 am

It also elevated the vols’ recruiting class better than UGA’s with Da’Rick Rogers signing with Derek Dooley. The Top Rated Derek Dooley Signee.

Rivals Ranked Derek Dooley’s Recruiting # 9 in the nation, UGA # 15.

Scout.com Ranked Derek Dooley’s Recruiting # 16, UGA # 21.

The Big Problem with UGA’s Recruiting this 2010 Signing Date of Da’Rick Rogers, according to the AJ-C was that we WHIFFED on Da’Rick Rogers, a big area of need for UGA.

We also whiffed on the top running backs in this state.

And, every other Offensive Position, while we RACKED UP on Defense with new DC Todd Grantham.

But, on Offense, we got nothing.

5-Star Recruit Da’Rick Rogers with his too even more blazing 4.34 speed in the 40-yard dash, is 6’ 3” and 206 lbs. out of Calhoun.

Calhoun High School.

41 inch vertical leap, he is a freak.

Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Ole Miss, and of course UGA gave him Scholarship Offers along with the rest of the known world.

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July 10th, 2010
3:39 am

Tony Ball, the great former Running Back, we have coaching Wide Receivers whiffed on Signing him, the AJ-C reported.

# 1 Overall Football Recruit in the State of Georgia this 2010 season, Da’Rick Rogers (much like Caleb King was a few years’ earlier and since a total bust.)

Ranked the # 2 Wide Receiver in the United States of America.

4.34 speed.

6 of the 7 vols’ players involved in the barroom brawl were detained this time yesterday by Knoxville’s finest.

Cumberland Boulevard Strip.

2 Arrested.

Da’Rick Rogers.

He only visited 2 colleges, ObKnoxiousville and Athens Georgia.

So.

Darren Myles, Jr. had made 80 tackles 15 pass break-ups, 2 fumble recoveries, an Interception, scored 5 touchdowns, and 5 sacks as a Senior in 2008 playing for his Dad at

Carver High School.

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July 10th, 2010
3:41 am

Rogers was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Myles was charged with evading arrest, resisting arrest and simple assault.

According to UTPD reports, Myles fled on foot southbound on Lake Ave. After a foot chase Myles, according to the police report, struck officer Brian Greenlee with his elbow under Greenlee’s left eye.

Myles then fled and was found hiding under a white BMW. When instructed to come out from under the car, Myles fled again. Myles ran through the breezeway of Greve Hall. He was later located in bushes next to Henson Hall and was taken into custody.

The investigation continues into the fight that left an off-duty officer unconscious and a patron inside the bar unconscious.

The vols just got a lot worse.

Those detained include defensive tackle John Brown, freshman wide receiver Matt Milton and receiver Denarius Moore.

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July 10th, 2010
3:44 am

It is not just Athens, folks.

But, instead of making excuses, Derek Dooley kicked off the team the replacement for Eric Berry.

THUG CULTURE.

THUG BEHAVIOR.

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July 10th, 2010
3:46 am

Please note that 7 vols’ football players listened to someone who heard the vols’ football players get in FREE to the party last night. They ALL 7 JUMPED HIM. Sent him to the hospital with numerous injuries and knocked him unconscious.

Joe

July 10th, 2010
7:14 am

I hear UGA had one of it’s WR arrested last night!!!!! Dont pick on others it will come back to haunt u

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July 10th, 2010
8:08 am

Joe,

Those guys are THUGS.

I call it like it is.

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July 10th, 2010
8:25 am

The other part of this story is how the vols football players

ARE THE ATTRACTION at the bar

They advertise that the players on the football team are the only people who do not pay a cover charge

Therefore they are the attraction.

NCAA investigation on this incident forthcoming.

ugag is irrelevant

July 10th, 2010
5:14 pm

nobody cares about you drunk fools

GT BABy

July 10th, 2010
5:50 pm

THUGU….THE SCHOOL OF JIVES!

What??

July 10th, 2010
7:55 pm

GT BABy

Way to go home booooeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

GT is the bumb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I mean bumb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I mean bumb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Damn computer just will not say anything good about GT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HM

July 10th, 2010
8:07 pm

Love that the bar is so hi as to shoot for 10 games out of now 14 (includes division-II teams don’t forget) …. doubt any of the last 25 National Champions set their bar so low… conference is not in UF / AL’s vocabulary… There’ not enough fire in Athens to win it all… If Tiger just wanted a solid paycheck he could do that without winning anything … love him or hate Tiger he’s not satified with wiinning a conference… he wants to rule his sport – there’s no fire just content-dawgs….

Steve "The King" Spurrier

July 10th, 2010
9:03 pm

Rumor has it that the Gators are considering moving their first home game in 2013-2014 season to the Georgia Dome to help improve recruiting in the ‘Peach State’. Unfortunately the state of Georgia has no really competitive teams in FBS football. UGA, a mid-tier SEC team, is the reining state championship team but really does not have any real competition.

Governor Purdue probably should file a protest with the GWCCA. You would think the Independence Bowl champion Bulldogs would take strong exception too.

JanK

July 10th, 2010
9:03 pm

Thank goodness that the Jan Kemp trial exposed Dooley for the sorry system of “remedial studies” and other crap that went on while Dooley was coach. You can trace the recruiting and coddling of thug athletes today at UGA to the system that Dooley created.

Dooley was planning to run for Congress, but Jan Kemp stopped him with her expose, God bless her.

TN-UGA-Dawg

July 11th, 2010
12:34 am

No (Junk yard Dawg) BVG.That’s the prob,I hope this new guy does good if not it’s time to go to Atlanta,and talk to BVG about a head coaching job.

Arizona Sun Devil - ah oops I meant Dawg

July 11th, 2010
10:26 am

In my opinion, Richt is the best coach Georga has had since Dooley. He has done an outstanding job. Can I say Go Devils without any UGA fans crap? That hurt.

Mr. Georgia Football Returns

July 11th, 2010
3:59 pm

Richt Sucks!

The Dawg Nation loves Will Muschamp and Kirby Smart!

buzz

July 11th, 2010
7:26 pm

got panties ?? BAAAAAAHAAAAAAA

bitter vince dooly

July 12th, 2010
1:39 am

isee the name of that damn bi—h jan kemp has cermonusly reapeared that a freckin nightmare!!! i should have sent hersal off left tackle to put a hob nail boot up hera ass.

bitter tennersa fan

July 12th, 2010
1:48 am

ya can havein all the goega trash me sistar recruitred from goegee last too years, hahaha ps someone stolen her/he red size 4xxxx panties

bitter buzzie bee

July 12th, 2010
1:51 am

we need thugnifficent aka da’ trick at the flats, please run him dooly, atl the place to bee!!!

joey

July 18th, 2010
4:28 pm

amen…instant gradifacation isn’t always whats best for the program. get’m dawgs!