No two-a-days? Certainly not the Bear’s brand of football

No two-a-days runs counter to the way Bear Bryant forged Texas A&M's "Junction Boys." (Texas A&M)

No two-a-days runs counter to the way Bear Bryant forged Texas A&M's "Junction Boys." (Texas A&M)

It’s an interesting experiment Mark Richt is conducting by deciding to give up the time-honored two-a-day practices this preseason.

On the one hand, he’s bucking the traditional school of thought that forcing players to endure at least a few days of double practices in the late summer heat helps build physical endurance and mental toughness. Bear Bryant’s legendary “10 days of hell” camp for the “Junction Boys” during his time at Texas A&M set the template back in the 1950s. You might have seen ESPN’s movie about it.

But even schools keeping two-a-days have cut back on them in recent years because the increased risk of injury caused by fatigue is exacerbated by today’s scholarship limits. Even with one-a-days, many teams emerge from preseason camp literally limping — remember all those hurt hamstrings in Athens last year?

Speaking of last year’s preseason practices, you can apply the results to either school of thought here since the Dogs frankly looked fatigued and a bit dead-legged in the opener against Oklahoma State.

Was that because of too much practice or not enough? Georgia actually only had two days of two-a-days last year (the third scheduled day ended up being Richt’s annual surprise trip to the swimming pool for the team), so the move to all one-a-days isn’t that big a change. Did the Dogs drag against Okie State because they were tired or because they hadn’t practiced hard enough and weren’t in tip-top condition?

The folks who might come down on the latter side of the argument point to the season before last when the injury bug that hit Georgia prompted Richt to cut back on contact in practices. The resulting deterioration of fundamental skills on the team, particularly on defense, was alarming to the head coach, who admitted he’d made a mistake and returned to tackling in practice for the bowl game.

Was it really the lack of contact that plagued the defense, or simply poor coaching and preparation on the part of Willie Martinez? Another good point of debate.

Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo acknowledged the give and take in this decision when he noted that with one practice a day the coaches can spend more time teaching the game plan, but “you might not be able to get as tough as you would like them.”

Georgia will still have the same number of practices (29), only spread out over a longer period, with practices starting a bit earlier this year. That longer overall practice period might help counteract the loss of the two-a-days ordeal and wind up improving overall conditioning.

One things’s for sure: A noon game in early September in the stifling heat and humidity of Columbia will be the first major test of Richt’s new approach. And if the Dogs don’t look in good shape early this season, a lot of fingers will be pointed at the coach’s new practice schedule.

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Bobo confirmed in his media briefing Wednesday that the plan is for Logan Gray to work full-time at receiver this preseason, which shouldn’t really be a surprise. Anything less than that would mean the coaching staff was really only giving lip service to Gray’s desire to play receiver. If he’s going to have a chance at all to contribute at that position, he needs to focus on it fully. And if, God forbid, he’s needed at QB, his three years of work at that position should help ease the transition back behind center. As Bobo noted, Georgia’s lack of experience and depth at QB this season is going to be “scary” no matter how Gray practices. … Dontavius Jackson’s decision to transfer is probably the best thing that could happen for him and the Georgia team. And it shouldn’t really change Bobo’s running game, since all the carries in games that matter are likely to go to Washaun Ealey and Caleb King. Odds are Carlton Thomas will remain a situational back. Beyond that, Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald asked Bobo about incoming freshman Ken Malcome’s potential contribution, and while the coach was noncommittal, he did say that he liked the fact that from what he’s seen Malcome appears to be a physical runner who breaks tackles. That’s always good to hear.

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RxDawg

July 15th, 2010
11:14 am

I don’t have too much of an opinion about the two practice a day thing. In fact, I guess it does make sense to have them once a day and more spread out. You’ll probably be a little more focused and retain and learn things a little better if your fresh and rested.

D Jackson transfered? What a shame… I’m not ready to just throw a label on him. I think he just came across some bad luck. Time will tell I guess.

Larry

July 15th, 2010
11:20 am

I wonder if they are going to start getting rid of two-a-days in high school. Back in the day,we started about the third week in July , in the morning from 9-10:30 and from 3:00 to 6:30 in the afternoon. I remember the summer of my sophmore year that it was so hot , it hit 100 in Blairsville of all places. You just worked out in shorts and shoulder pads and helmets, you still lost 5 pounds.

Scott W.

July 15th, 2010
11:22 am

“Did the Dogs drag against Okie State because they were tired or because they hadn’t practiced hard enough and weren’t in tip-top condition?”

Am I missing something here? Is there a difference between the former or the latter?

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Harpoon

July 15th, 2010
11:35 am

Hey! These guys are considerably more fortunate than we were in the 60″s, they get to have a drink of water.

jablonski

July 15th, 2010
11:58 am

Big reason we did not look good against OK State….#3 Bryan Evans.

Big knock on UGA over the last couple of years is that they did not play tough enough and did not scare anyone…Look how many times we got BLOWN off the ball…

Bill, what have you heard about the Strength and Conditioning program…I honestly could care less if a guy squats 1000 lbs or not…are they athletic enough to play at a higher level?

larrymunsonthe3rd

July 15th, 2010
12:15 pm

what did you say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How2fish

July 15th, 2010
12:16 pm

Frankly if we hold all 29 practices at noon which is the time of kickoff for the SC game in Sept . I think we are fine. I can recall all too well stumbling thur the 2nd practice of the day, heck it even affected the 1st practice of the day as anyone who had been thur 2 a days before always tried to “pace” themselves knowing what was coming later in the day. Have 1 GATA session a day and spend the rest of the time teaching,watching film etc.

Old Dawg

July 15th, 2010
12:17 pm

With the introduction of the new defensive system, it makes sense to have more film/study and walk through time to help the players with base calls and situational calls.

As for the two-a-days, as much as I respect Bear Bryant as a coach everyone knows that his style of coaching was questionable back them and would land him in jail these days. If the summer conditioning program went well and the coaching staff ups the tempo of running and lifting during fall camp the players should be OK.

After last season it was quickly apparent that CMR and his staff tooka much more intense stance on all facets of the UGA program, especially conditioning. We’ll see how well the results work in early September.

1eyedJack

July 15th, 2010
12:18 pm

I too played when coaches wouldn’t allow you to drink water and if you could manage to spit it would hang on your facemask like a stalagtite. This was in south Georgia where it would be 85 degrees with 75% humidity at 6:30 am. And we practiced three times a day with a 30-40 minute practice at mid-day for specialists.

Bear could do the “10 days of hell” because he had 250 players on scholarship .

NC Dawg

July 15th, 2010
12:21 pm

Conditioning is condintioning. Two-a-day practices do not guarantee conditioning. I don’t think it’ll be any loss. I think giving the team a reliable schedule will have benefits. A lot of sports gets caught up in so much macho bs.

Virginia Dog

July 15th, 2010
12:22 pm

In today’s college sports world where the players work out year ’round I am not sure that two-a-days would actually do anything to get them in better condition, but certainly would fatique the players and possible set up situations for injury and sloppy play. Getting extra days to develop the player’s knowledge of the playbook and work on skills is more important. As someone mentioned earlier, in the 60’s they wouldn’t let us have water (thought that made you tough?!) and gave us salt tablets….which they thought would replace the sodium we lost through sweating…..when in reality it made us retain the moisture that we should have been expelling to cool our bodies down. Sports medicine, training, etc. has come a long way and the elimination of two a days may just be another step in the process.

GT BABY

July 15th, 2010
12:39 pm

blah blah blah

GT BABY

July 15th, 2010
12:42 pm

“Oh I did this in high school; oh I did this in high school” Shut the F up! Y’all losers didn’t do anything in high school besides t get beat up, pop zits and whack off in tube socks……HAHAHHA

HAVE FUN IN SHEREVEPORT, LOSERS!

Ease up

July 15th, 2010
12:56 pm

Getting rid of two a days is a good move. The players were too tired out early in the season and plus this should improve their morale with the coaches.

SSIgator

July 15th, 2010
12:57 pm

The parole officers only allow one practice session per day.

Spike

July 15th, 2010
12:59 pm

Times have indeed changed. Back im my day in high school not only did we have two a days, but we were not even allowed to drink water until after practice.

Foster Brooks

July 15th, 2010
1:02 pm

They just want to try and get them all sobered up before practice, so one practice later in the day makes sense, and if it is a morning practice, it gives them plenty of time after practice to get drunk and sleep it off before the next morning practice. Not hard to figure at all. Just good planning, and makes it easier on all the drunks.

Teddy

July 15th, 2010
1:09 pm

Headline: Georgia will reprint football media guides to edit out Evans

That’s going to be expensive. Maybe UGA should just use the ones already printed and insert some authentic red panties on Damon Evans’ page. ;-)

Dawg House

July 15th, 2010
1:17 pm

ENOUGH already about the Noontime heat in Columbia on September 11. Last I checked, Columbia and Athens are not that far apart when it cones to heat and humidity. Most of our players are Georgia boys, and are used to this stuff. If it were the pretty So Cal boys or the Colorado Buffs going into Columbia, then yes, that would suck for them. But we are as tough a location as any in Athens to acclimate ourselves to a little heat and humidity.

UGA- 27 USC- 14

GO DAWGS!!!!! 51 days!!!!!!

Spike

July 15th, 2010
1:25 pm

GT Baby.. You doofus, calling anybody a loser is rich. UAG-30. ACC Champs-24. Eight out of the last nine.

Spike

July 15th, 2010
1:26 pm

edumacated

July 15th, 2010
1:26 pm

I think getting rid of 2-a-days is a mistake. Coaches learn a lot about players and how they will react under tough conditions during those early morning practices followed up by afternoons where everyone is dog tired and beat up. Personally, I believe that these guys aren’t willing to play banged up anymore so not to risk an NFL career.

SSIgator

July 15th, 2010
1:31 pm

They have to make sure they are finished with practice before happy hour two for ones.

robodawg

July 15th, 2010
1:40 pm

A longer preseason practice period of one-a-days should be helpful from a teaching perspective. Especially for the defense this year, I think that makes sense. When our players know the system coming into the fall, maybe we’ll see a few two-a-days come back.

jack bull

July 15th, 2010
1:40 pm

am i the only one who is a little worried about the running back situation? we all know C King will at some point be injured, so after Ealey where does that leave us, with ‘Mr. Fumbles’ C Thomas? i hope K Malcome can contribute. but i think we’re pretty thin there. i still say one of our best RB’s is on the defensive side of the ball in B Boykin…whadda ya think..

Lou Holtz aka the Spitting Cobra

July 15th, 2010
1:42 pm

It’s 2010– teams are only allowed 29 practices before the first game. You have to maximize those practices to get the most done in that timeframe, especially when you are installing a new defensive scheme. The players will be in shape- the key is making sure they are prepared.

Heroin Dealers of Atlanta

July 15th, 2010
1:44 pm

We pay off the Atlanta PD to stay away from GT athletes- they’re are best customers

JB

July 15th, 2010
1:46 pm

I ‘m sure some think I give UGA a bad name…..but read “GT Baby” above post……Any Tech Alum with class, and there are many, would be embarrassed.

Skyhook

July 15th, 2010
1:57 pm

“Fatigue makes cowards of us all”. Can’t remember who first said that, but have experienced it numerous times.

It’s not the conditioning. It’s the ability in the last two minutes of the game to think clearly enough, and be in good enough shape, to be able to whip your opponent. In the SEC most talent is in a micrometer of being the same. It is how it is utilized that separates the winners from the losers.

The only way to simulate that fatigue, and learn how far you have to reach down to overcome it, is two a days.

Would rather see a young player hit that wall and learn how to will himself over it in practice, than trying to do it in a game in Columbia.

Dawg House

July 15th, 2010
2:03 pm

Jack Bull,

yes

you are the only one.

Burdell, PhD

July 15th, 2010
2:05 pm

The team will spend the afternoons relaxing at the indoor pool watching Coach Spray Tan do flips off the high dive…like they have the past few seasons.

Oh wait…that was actually during the morning practice.

Burdell, PhD

July 15th, 2010
2:07 pm

JB…you are correct sir about GT Baby.

Burdell, PhD

July 15th, 2010
2:09 pm

Of course my CST comment wasn’t very classy either…but I’m jonesin’ for real football…I’ll be better then.

51 more days….

GT BABY

July 15th, 2010
2:46 pm

JB- Considering Georgia fans are soooooo classy, right? Every single day I read Georgia fans posts that say, “Coach Paul Johnson has man boobs” or “nerd this or nerd that”. Get real, JB! Georgia has the most un-classless, white trash fan base around. Why don’t you look in the mirror before you start criticizing?
OH YEAH, THWG!

AltamahaDawg

July 15th, 2010
2:50 pm

Bear could sign 30 player extra guys that he never intended on playing and had to get the months of heavy starch and homemade ice cream eating back at the farm off of thier bellies. Plus they only had 9 play to learn.

This doesnt even seem like it merits an announcement from the staff. I suppose just becuse two-a-day are traditional lore. These guy are running around out there today, right now, as we post. They condition all year.

They looked more timid than tired to me at Okie State. That game could have swung on any number of plays. I don’t think conditioning was the issue. Heck they played a 5 hour 100 point sprint fest the very next week. I don’t think they got in any better shape, or rested up either, between those 2 games.

AltamahaDawg

July 15th, 2010
3:11 pm

BABY, you do realize that if you dont insist on reading what UGA fans say in the UGA blog, you wouldnt know, and thus not have to be offended that we called you a nerd? You know? It never happened except that you made it so.

How2fish

July 15th, 2010
3:14 pm

SSIgator I have a question for such a respected Gator fan as your self .Where can I buy some cheap AK-47 ammo at, or you know where I can get a deal on a dead person’s credit cards ? Lets keep the underage drinking issue in perspective OK?

How2fish

July 15th, 2010
3:18 pm

GT babyboy when our COACH tells his fans to punch someone in the face..then you can throw around the term “classy” till then we just aren’t listening to you.

How2fish

July 15th, 2010
3:25 pm

AltamahaDawg compelling point about the Okie St game and the next week. We always seem to have as all other teams a couple of players that cramp up the first couple of games, fans tend to make that down as lack of conditioning when if fact it more a factor of heat and humidity in early Sept. Players go hard in practice, but not with the same level of adrenaline fueled intensity as they do in the first couple of games when its 90+. The game day intensity for the most part stays the same as the season progresses however the heat and humidity decrease…what do folks think once you get into the season you get in better shape?

For the record

July 15th, 2010
3:31 pm

Look at it this way. 29 days of practice is better! Why? te coaches can be in contact with the players longer. That means tehy can practice in the morning . Get an assignment and then come back the next day. So instead of only 14-20 days of hands on instruction they actually get 20 FULL DAYS.

nash

July 15th, 2010
3:51 pm

People lets be honest with ourselves here. This is a South Carlina we are talking about. The Dogs will always be ready for that team. The player look tired, dog tired in the Oklahoma State game. Player where dropping left and right. There are other ways to see “what a player will do” when they are tired. Try longer practices, or some scheduled at the 12:00. The key to overcoming late in games is to have a solid rotation that mean the guy behind me has to know what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. That is where the time spent studing the system come in.

Skyhook

July 15th, 2010
3:54 pm

The Bear’s philosophy was similar to that of General Patton. He’d rather have his soldiers/players more afraid of him, than they were of the enemy.

These kids coming out of high school are used to playing 48 minutes. In college its 60 minutes. That extra 12 minutes is another world compared to what they have dealt with in the past, due to the level of competition, the pressure, crowd noise, etc.

Easy to deal with when your fresh, but when talent tires, guts take over.

Those guts are forged in the fires of two a days.

How2fish

July 15th, 2010
4:10 pm

Skyhook “Those guts are forged in the fires of two a days.” great phrase ! I’m thinking that is is a bit outdated in a age where few players play every down on offense or defense outside the OL and train year round..and forget about 2 way players.

Patsy

July 15th, 2010
4:18 pm

Don’t worry about cowgirlz this year..you open with a cupcake.

The reason behind dropping two a day…conserve water.

Skyhook

July 15th, 2010
4:34 pm

H2F:

Its all relative. Unless its in the smallest classifications, they don’t play every down in high school either.

That extra 12 minutes really works on them. Quarterback, Linebackers, & Defensive back starters play 80% of the game, with the Quarterback in most instances playing 100% of the offensive snaps.

Lineman generally are on a rotation, and I am not talking about most instances, but the really close games, that little extra dose of toughness makes the difference.

MountainDawg

July 15th, 2010
4:37 pm

jablonski – good point on weight room stats. Weight room/gym “strength” doesn’t always transfer to functional strength on the field.

Dawgs Top

July 15th, 2010
4:41 pm

GA will beat South Carolina like a rented mule—take it to the bank. Spurrier’s offense will suck again and Grantham’s 3-4 will shut them down cold. Ga 34 USC 13—book it!

oconeedog

July 15th, 2010
4:42 pm

Okay, Bill…back in Bryant’s day, he had 130 plus on scholarship. Injuries are not as big a concern if you’re 5-6 deep everywhere. Next subject.

Hunkahunka

July 15th, 2010
4:51 pm

I heard somewhere that Bear died.

shane#1

July 15th, 2010
5:02 pm

Many NFL teams have done away with two-a-days. CTG has said that he will look for mismatches and adjust his lineup accordingly. I look for more specialists on defense due to CTG’s NFL background, so time may be used more wisely in teaching each player his role rather than numbing his mind with two-a-days.

shane#1

July 15th, 2010
5:10 pm

As to the Bear, he knew when to work his guys to the bone and when to slack off some. If any of his practices could be called slack. He once heard pads popping so loudly that he climbed down from his tower to see what was going on. It was only two weeks before their first game. Bear found an assistant coach having the first team O going against the first team D. He showed the asst a copy of Bama’s schedule and asked, “coach, where on here are we playing the University of Alabama?”

1eyedJack

July 15th, 2010
5:39 pm

Man, these guys these days have it made. If I played now I wouldn’t even mind practicing.

1eyedJack

July 15th, 2010
5:39 pm

Yeah I would, I hated practice.

shane#1

July 15th, 2010
6:05 pm

I haven’t seen this on the AJC blogs, so please excuse me if I am being redundant. From today’s Albany Herald, Shawn William’s, UGA DB, lost his family home to fire Tuesday night. There has been a fund set up to assist Williams’ family. Tax deductable donations may be for the Williams at Four Seasons Flower and Gift, attn: Williams Family Fund, 604 South Church St.,Blakely Ga 39823. Gift Cards and monatary donations are suggested and any checks need to be made to Friends of Early County Schools INC. You Techies and Gators like to brag about how classy you are, well here is a chance to prove it, help us help some people that need help. All you folks from South Ga like me, I am calling you out too, Shawn is one of US!.

Tide Roll

July 15th, 2010
6:14 pm

Any additional word on the Gators plan to fly giant red bloomers around Alltell during Ga./ fla. GAME?

Motown Hound

July 15th, 2010
6:27 pm

Why doesn’t Bill answer some of the following comments like Bradley? At least Bradley and the others hang around for a half hour before they go home. Maybe Bill is doing this for free then I would understand.

Just sayin

Paul Has A Small Johnson

July 15th, 2010
6:36 pm

Dont really believe in two a days, never did me any good but feel like passing out throwing up and half doing drills because your too tired and incoherent.

I learned and developed my skills when I was fresher

Your sloppy when your tired, those are just facts and have been substantially proven by the medical community.

These kids workout year round in air conditioned weight rooms and just look at them compared to the junction days.

Plenty of Wind Sprints and hydration will work wonders even in air conditioned facilities before gameday

Stay Thirsty My Friends

BS Patrol

July 15th, 2010
6:49 pm

1eyed,
I think we had the same coach.It’s miracle he didn’t kill somebody. I wont even try to describe our summer football “camp”.

chazzo

July 15th, 2010
7:00 pm

Bear never won an NC. I’m just saying.

Eat and Tweet

July 15th, 2010
7:35 pm

David Pollock says it the dawgs diet. Alcohol consumption curbs the dawgs as well. UGA’s Strength and Conditioning coach is a buffoon. I guess CMR rather have a tanning salon and a pool for his players while his program becomes a UCLA.

Bill King

July 15th, 2010
7:40 pm

Motown Hound:

Bill spends most of his day doing other things for the AJC and doesn’t have the time to hang around conversing with commenters, however pleasurable that might be. Or not. He answers when he can.

Bill King

July 15th, 2010
7:41 pm

Oconeedog:

I believe I already made the point about scholarship limitations nowadays factoring into this.

quincy carter to michael greer

July 15th, 2010
8:05 pm

Who needs 2 a day practices? We need more time
for cocaine sales.

Marty

July 15th, 2010
8:12 pm

One-a-days will give the UGA players more time for a few drinks and a cruise around Athens.

Give those boys some red panties!

bitter 2 a days

July 15th, 2010
8:22 pm

get reda me and end your chance of getting a “n.c.” ps this game is not for the weak minded or non criminal as per DA’ jail bird rogers.

quincy carter to michael greer

July 15th, 2010
8:22 pm

2 a days are no more macho bs than
injecting a KID with cortisone or some
other sedative or painkiller! just so he can
keep playing.

DawgNation seems to be on the side of
stupidity again. Keep doing the opposite
of Bear Bryant and Vince Dooley. Not just
2 a days, but discipline AND winning big games.

Buckhead Bulldog

July 15th, 2010
8:50 pm

Dawg House-right on bro’! The Dogs kick the chicken’s azzes all over the field in Columbia. Pound it up the middle with power running, and stuff Garcia/Spurrier with the blitz packages and the flying, hard hitting DBs. Carolina will be so dazed they won’t be able to name the red/black train that just ran over them until the next day. Dogs win B I G!

Dink

July 15th, 2010
9:44 pm

Great photo of Bryant and Stallings, anyone know who that is on the right?

Go Dawgs!

Tech and D&D Forever

July 16th, 2010
12:59 am

Props to the Bear
He made Bobby Dodd Pee His Pants and We Left The SEC for the AC”C”

Tech and D&D Forever

July 16th, 2010
1:02 am

UGA should sell the Damon Evans panties to tech and they can put them in the AJC classifieds and give the money to a charity that supports tech students who are mugged on the way to class or to help the failing athletic department finances.
Tech dorks will be lining up around the corner like 16 candles.

Tom B Stone

July 16th, 2010
1:11 am

Corch Rick no what he doin

jawdawg

July 16th, 2010
7:39 am

I hope none of these guys future plans don’t include becoming Special Ops guys in any of the military branches.

Gator Mike

July 16th, 2010
7:42 am

I commend Mark Richt for giving this a shot, and I am curious to see how it works out for UGA. It seems like a good idea to me. I used to hate 2-a-days. I do not care who wins the UGA-SoCar Game, but Coach Richt seems to have a plan to have his guys fresh for the heat and humidity they will face in Columbia. Assuming Garcia does not implode, it should be a very good game.
Good luck to all SEC Schools.

Dawg gone stupid

July 16th, 2010
8:36 am

take away two a days? Another stupid move.

Flagboy

July 16th, 2010
8:38 am

I just like them tight silver britches.

David

July 16th, 2010
9:32 am

No offense, but it seems every move CMR makes is a mistake. The Ga team get’s beat a lot of the time because of lack of mental and physical conditioning. Alabama beat Ga last time because of strength and conditioning. Dragging Bear into the conversation is not a smart thing. Compare the team to Saban and Alabama.

Joe Hamilton's Designated Driver

July 16th, 2010
9:42 am

29 practices with fresh legs and fresh minds and coaches who can actually teach defense sounds like a good plan to me. As opposed to doing something just because it has always been done.

Dawg Rule

July 16th, 2010
10:17 am

Richt’s thinking ahead, being proactive, going outside the lines—it may work.

Andy

July 16th, 2010
10:42 am

David- I don’t mean any offense either, but I’m pretty sure Bama didn’t beat UGA because of strength and conditioning. The Dawgs played great in the 2nd half. It was the first half that Bama dominated. That has more to do with mental preparedness, which Richt did not apparently excel at in that given week. The Dawgs came out flat, and got their butts whipped for it. What other move has CMR made that you would consider a mistake? I’m not trying to argue. Just conversing.

As far as two-a-days, I can see both sides of the coin. Truth is, Richt knows his team better than we do. I can see how this year, even more than others, we will need more mental preparation as we are breaking in a new QB and learning the 3-4. Two-a-days may not be the best way to achieve that.

Dawg H8R

July 16th, 2010
12:57 pm

This just in: Mark Richt seen conversing with Hitler while eating a babyc bald eagle.
UGA fans say “he’s the greatest,I think this is a great idea.

Richt’s thinking ahead, being proactive, going outside the lines—it may work.
Like plugging a oil spill with a bandana.

UGA 4-7 this year. Richt will have to play QB,because you guys don’t have
a damn QB! Is dawgnation a bunch of jesus-freaks who can’t seem to find
the pot of gold, because their too busy patting themselves on the backs
for 30 YEARS AGO.

cliff

July 17th, 2010
5:44 pm

Bear who?

His best teams would struggle with the weaker teams today. No comparison.

ca dawg

July 18th, 2010
10:19 pm

@ dawg h8r: glad you’re here. when is the last time UGA went 4-7? when is the last time any team with CMR on staff lost more games than it won? your prediction has no basis in fact or reality; i know that hope springs eternal in athens and UGA fans can be a bit optimistic (no one gets more exhausted with “we’re gonna beat them gators this year!” than i do), but 4-7? give it a rest, dude.

@ david: “No offense, but it seems every move CMR makes is a mistake. The Ga team get’s beat a lot of the time because of lack of mental and physical conditioning.” i respectfully disagree with both parts of this statements, unless by mental conditioning you mean “discipline.” first: was firing CWM a mistake? or jancek and fabris? was hiring grantham? CMR has won 90 games in 9 years; you don’t do that by making wrong decisions all the time. not saying he hasn’t messed up, but let’s be fair. second: slow starts have hurt us more than poor finishes (remember that we spotted auburn, UF, and USC 14 points each before getting uncorked, let arkansas get up on us as well, and we all remember the alabama debacle in ‘08). the fact that we came back to BEAT auburn, arkansas, and USC actually says something good about our conditioning, not something bad about it. we didn’t lose games because we were tired; we lost them because we couldn’t cover kicks, turned it over, gave up big plays and committed terrible penalties. let’s worry about fixing those mistakes instead of making a mountain of a molehill with this two-a-days thing.

Dawgs Top

July 19th, 2010
1:26 pm

Richt doesn’t have a lot of depth–this move to cut practice time is about all he can do to avoid injuries.

I RUN THIS STATE

July 21st, 2010
10:28 pm

@ GT BABY

Yea, “BABY” pretty much says it all.

Tech sucks, you know it, and have to live with it.

ACC losers