It wasn’t the fumble that doomed Dogs in Columbia

Georgia's defense had no answer to the Gamecocks' Marcus Lattimore. (Associated Press)

Georgia's defense had no answer to the Gamecocks' Marcus Lattimore. (Associated Press)

The initial temptation in assessing Georgia’s disappointing loss in Columbia is to say, as Mark Richt did after the game, that if only Washaun Ealey hadn’t fumbled inside the Carolina 5, the Dogs might have tied it up and it would have been a whole new ballgame.

But I’m not sure that’s really true. By that point, Steve Spurrier had already figured out that all he needed to do was just keep giving the ball to tailback Marcus Lattimore, and the Dogs frankly had no answer for that, in part because of absolutely horrendous tackling all day long.

Yes, Lattimore looks to be a special back. But way too many of his 182 yards Saturday were after contact. For for a team that supposedly stressed defensive fundamentals in the offseason, the Dogs looked nearly incapable of stopping the run. That’s got to change.

They didn’t tackle much better on passing plays, either, which exacerbated the height advantage Carolina’s receivers already had. About the only positive for the defense Saturday was Georgia successfully pressuring Stephen Garcia. But even then he frequently was able to dump the ball off and still get positive yardage, something Georgia’s Aaron Murray struggled with.

Speaking of Murray, the redshirt freshman made a few mistakes but generally played as well as could be expected considering he appeared to have been hamstrung by Mike Bobo’s ultra conservative, shamefully predictable playcalling. It also looked like Murray’s  coaches had drummed it into his head that he shouldn’t take off running when his receivers were covered, so much of the spontaneity was taken out of his game.

The reality, as Richt conceded in the locker room afterward, is that with Murray Georgia’s coaches have to “just let him play.” There was one sack Murray took in the first half when, having been chased out of the pocket, he seemed lost about what to do. His natural inclination, no doubt, was to tuck it and run, but he didn’t.

The Dogs had their moments offensively on Saturday but only in spurts. Mostly it was three-and-out. Bobo offered up nothing that should have surprised Carolina defenders. I mean, Ealey in the Wild Dawg or wildcat or whatever you want to call it is about three years behind the cutting edge.

Even as thin as Georgia is at quarterback, it does no good to try and play it safe if it means you take Murray out of his comfort zone. They have to let him play the best way he knows how.

On the other hand, perhaps a series or two riding the bench next week might get the message to Bacarri Rambo that loafing on the field just won’t be tolerated. You have to wonder if the fact that Rambo was pretty much a designated starter all through the offseason got into his head a bit. He definitely didn’t look like the Rambo of last year, who was willing to sacrifice his body for a stop. As former Georgia player Verron Haynes tweeted after one play that Rambo took off: “[I'm] usually not [negative] on players but #18 that was not UGA football!! We hit hard EVERY PLAY.”

Overall, a disappointing day on both sides of the ball. I’ll have more on Sunday. …

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DCJohn

September 11th, 2010
4:52 pm

We did not hit hard on many plays.

senoiadawgs

September 11th, 2010
4:53 pm

Right on!!!!

tommy wright 3rd

September 11th, 2010
4:53 pm

This game shows that UGA needs to land Crowell bad, and our o line is overated….defense only gave up 17 points..BoBo sucks….

tommy wright 3rd

September 11th, 2010
4:55 pm

Ogletree should be starting next week, Rambo is scared…..

Bob

September 11th, 2010
4:56 pm

Positives:
-Murray didn’t throw an interception
-Field goal kicker hit both chip shots
-Defense forced a turnover
-Houston had 3 sacks and forced a fumble
-Corners looked good again on pass defense
-Pass defense was solid
-Offense got the ball into the red zone 3 times for a potential 21 points
-Durham, Brown, Gray showed they can make plays
-Penalities less than 5

snotbubble

September 11th, 2010
4:56 pm

Pitiful tackling and play calling.. It’s going to be a long season………..We can and must do better !!!

senoiadawgs

September 11th, 2010
4:57 pm

I posted my observations in Bradley blog. but here goes.

I totally agree about the tackling. However I see that the D is much improved over last year. Tackling 101 at practice this week.

Lattimore is a stud. Most rb’s would have gained about 30 yards against the dogs today. SC just became a contender for the next 3 years because of this kid.

The O line is a good pass blocking line. They stink at run blocking. They are unable to move people.

Richt and Bobo got whipped by SC coaches today. They let Cox throw INT’s all over the place last year. A clearly better qb is allowed to do nothing.

I can just imagine if we had Lattimore we would have redshirted him or maybe he would gotten about 5 carries today because he didn’t understand the playbook or couldn’t pass block.

Bill

September 11th, 2010
4:57 pm

Murray and Houston were bright spots; however, the tackling looked like the previous two seasons where the DBs attempt to block a runner down rather than tackling. Play calling left much to be desired, as you mentioned.

Screwball willie

September 11th, 2010
4:57 pm

Played as well as could be expected for a mid-level SEC East team.

Fire BOBO NOW - Nothing to Lose

September 11th, 2010
4:59 pm

To any SCU fans (you cant call yourselves USC because USC won that right in court) who want to talk trash please go ahead.
We couldn’t be more embarassed.
Losing to a school with an all time losing football record and ZERO SEC sucess is unbelievable, especially considering our all time record against you.
I would lay off the “this is finally our year” talk, because the whole nation has heard that before and it never has happened or will happen.
Spurrier will fail as all have before him.
I really don’t know why you can’t ever win.
You have one of the most supportive fan bases, financial and otherwise, but for some reason you will always be the University of Vanderbilt at Columbia.

Bob

September 11th, 2010
4:59 pm

Georgia played like it was scared to lose, instead of trying to win. Go for it 4th down every once in a while, throw the ball on 1st down every once in a while, hit some te’s. Get a block or recoever an onside kick on special teams. Use some gimmick plays. Roll the dice.

GADAWGGIRL

September 11th, 2010
4:59 pm

When I read the fire Bobo remarks, etc., I have never been one to jump on that bandwagon. But after watching this pathetic display today, I have to admit we have huge problems on offense. CMR can say the fumble hurt, which it did, but that’s not our real problem. Our play calling has to be pretty predictable for me to know what we’re doing and I am no offensive heavyweight. This team looked horrible, offense and defense. Maybe if we lose at least 5 games again this year, changes will occur.

Bob

September 11th, 2010
5:00 pm

If Ealey doesn’ fumble, you’re tied 14-14. If you score td’s in the red zone, instead of kick 2 field goals, and fumble, you win the game. Poor red zone offensive execution.

Fire BOBO NOW - Nothing to Lose

September 11th, 2010
5:01 pm

At least we didn’t lose to Kansas
Rock Chalk Triple Joke Offense
30-24

2001mbadawg

September 11th, 2010
5:01 pm

From the start, something was just not right about how we went into this game. It appeared the coaches were approaching this with an “afraid to lose” mentality. I think it rubbed off on the players. Everyone just seemed tentative and not playing at full speed with spirit. Bill you hit the nail on the head with Bobo’s “ultra conservative, shamefully predictable playcalling.” This was the worst playcalling that I have ever seen in my years as a Georgia fan. One of the only bright spots, if any, was that Aaron Murray played well and did not make any mistakes. I think the playcalling is hindering Murray and his natural athletic ability to make plays. Richt needs to turn him loose. I thought the Defense after playing with their heads in the sand in the first half, made pretty good adjustments in the second half-seems like Grantham is good at that. All the yelling and screaming in the world may not be able to stop Marcus Lattimore. I hope he is as good all season as we made him look today. Admittedly the D seemed to take about every 3rd play off. That is totally unacceptable. Akeem Dent, Justin Houston, and Christian Robinson were the only ones that showed up on every play all day. Onward and upward next week, I do have faith that we can rebound….

Bob

September 11th, 2010
5:01 pm

Would like to see some zone blitzing, where the DL’s drop back into coverage and pick the short stuff off. Defense needs to force 2-3 TO’s until they grow through the learning curve.

Fire BOBO NOW - Nothing to Lose

September 11th, 2010
5:02 pm

Better yet, resign
Do the program that has done so much for you a favor

Bob

September 11th, 2010
5:03 pm

Bobo & Richt were in a tough sport wiht a Freshman QB who’s proven to throw interceptions over Spring. So they went with an ultra-conservative gameplan to try and not lose. It almsot worked, if Ealey doesn’t fumble, you’re 14-14 with a quarter to go and all the momentum.

2001mbadawg

September 11th, 2010
5:04 pm

Right on, Bob. I said the same thing. Looked like were were playing afraid to lose instead of GATA and playing to win……

Bob

September 11th, 2010
5:04 pm

It will be better when AJ and Caleb get back.

GADAWGGIRL

September 11th, 2010
5:06 pm

Virginia Tech lost to James Madison…whoa!

tim

September 11th, 2010
5:06 pm

hey Bob…..you lost so how can you dare say there were positives…the georgia puppies could not score a TD…the great savior defensive guru couldn’t stop a freshman when everyone in the football world knew he was getting the ball….I know you’ll blame Green, as you should, but Carolina was missing there all everything tightend. Just an awful display of ineptitude..CMR should be ashamed and every fan should realize that Marky Mark will never be a champion……wait till Mallett gets after your lazy secondary next week..it won’t be pretty

Bob

September 11th, 2010
5:06 pm

i LIKE rICHT’S COMMENT TO JUST “LET HIM PLAY” WHEN IT COMES TO MURRAY. GO DOWN FIGHTING.

Thomp

September 11th, 2010
5:06 pm

teparrott (9/11/2010 at 4:14 PM)
All the Georgia issues rollup to Coach Richt. He is a good man, but I have lost faith in him as our Coach. His leadership shadow is about 6 inches long. He is a moral man but our team has no character. We have a thug mentality. We are bad to the bone until we run into tough teams/situations, then our real character shows up. We have more arrests than any team. We have players that time and time make the wrong choices. Bench AJ period. Bench Ealy period. If they don’t do the right thing sit them down and let them play for our scout team for the year.

Bottom line Richt has to go. We will never get where we want to go with him as our coach/leader. Sorry and I hate it but the time has come. The change will do us both good.

Go get Kirby Smart.

crusher dawg

September 11th, 2010
5:07 pm

Let Murray play like you know he can. By trying to change him you will ruin him and that is
a horrible mistake. It may be time for Richt and Bobo to make some changes themselves. After all
their game plan hasn’t helped recently.

Coach Scott

September 11th, 2010
5:08 pm

I live in the Columbia area . . . saw this one coming. I started to write and warn Mark Richt & Co. Upside: (1) Murray looked okay – first big game on the road – I think David Greene lost to SC in his first one; (2) Pressure appeared better on the QB – not much of a SC passing game; (3) Penalties were way down; (4) Forced a fumble. Downside: (1) We can’t tackle. Period; (2) O-Line couldn’t open a hole and it looked like they were bickering on TV; (3) My friend Eddie can call better O than Bobo can – did Richt take his head phones in the second half?; (4) Can’t we consistently put kick offs into the end zone?

Bob

September 11th, 2010
5:10 pm

Bobo’s got to figure out how to scheme low risk pass plays that convert on 3rd down. There has to be a balance between passing the ball, yet not taking on too much risk. I noticed Murray threw well on 1st down for example.

The team is close, not far off. The SC team was better, but Georgia should have won that game, 3 td’s in the red zone and it’s W for Georgia.

WIldcats are for losers

September 11th, 2010
5:10 pm

Why recruit athletic quarterbacks and then handcuff them? Turn the boy loose and let him play. Bobo sucks as an OC. Find a real playcaller. Why did we not use our recievers and tight ends more?

PLEASE LOSE THE GIMMICKS!!!!!

WIldcats are for losers

September 11th, 2010
5:12 pm

On the bright side, Rock Chalk Jayhawk! Wow what a Buzzkill!!!!

bardawg

September 11th, 2010
5:12 pm

Maybe what Martinez taught our defense is just so ingrained in them that thry’re just ruinrt. CTG better figure out how to undo the damage his predecessor did, or we ‘re in for a tough ride the rest of the season.Maybe he needs to run them until they’re puking buttermilk, cause that’s what I felt like doing after watching that pitiful performance today.

Bob

September 11th, 2010
5:12 pm

I thought this game was lost due to 2 things;
1- Poor ultra-conservative red zone play calls
2- Ealey’s fumble on the 2 yard line.

GADAWGGIRL

September 11th, 2010
5:13 pm

I agree with benching AJ. CMR should sit him on the bench for AT LEAST 2 more games. He needs to instill some discipline in this program. We have become the laughingstock team of college football.

Bob

September 11th, 2010
5:13 pm

One more thing;
Didin’t make good adjustments in the 1st half to stop Lattimore.

Bobdog

September 11th, 2010
5:13 pm

We lost to a good, veteran team today. I agree that they seemed to hold Murray back and the play calling was conservative. But, high risk play calling could have resulted in a lot of mistakes. Murray played a pert flawless game. Of course, SC seemed to take the approach of shutting down the run and making Murray beat them. Maybe the coaches should have given him a chance to once they saw they couldn’t run the ball.

icedawg

September 11th, 2010
5:16 pm

The running game has been a problem at UGA for the last few years. Some of it could be the OL, but we do not have a great breakaway back like Moreno. The guys we have were overrated by the media when they came out of HS. The defense? It may be improved from the past couple of years but again the talent has been overrated. It has been a few years since UGA has recruited at the elite level and it shows. This was a decent test for them and it shows that they will probably end up with another so so year.

cajdawg

September 11th, 2010
5:16 pm

I thought the Oline was supposed to be the strength of this team. They are soft and out of shape. Our strength and conditioning is lousy, especially as it relates to our bigger players.

I don’t understand why we work out of the power I, but then run finesse running plays: stretch, sprint draw, etc. IF YOU ARE GOING TO RUN THE POWER I, THEN BLOW THE OTHER TEAM OFF THE BALL AND RUN RAW, DRIVE-BLOCKING RUNNING PLAYS.

I am very discouraged about the defense. I thought that with Grantham we would never see our Dbacks literally scared to tackle.

Murray played well. It is comforting to know that we have a good QB for three years.

MikeDamascus

September 11th, 2010
5:17 pm

I was feeling pretty bummed by this loss (although I agree with a lot of posters that there were still a few bright spots) until I saw that Virginia Tech lost to James Madison! Sheesh. Suddenly losing to a ranked SEC opponent doesn’t hurt so much. And then I saw that the Jackets lost to a weak Kansas team…now I think I might just go back and watch some more football.

CHDawg

September 11th, 2010
5:18 pm

Bill,
You won’t find a bigger CMR fan than me, but I felt like the objective of our offensive game plan wasn’t victory–it was to protect Murray from getting in over his head. Bobo said before the game that it really didn’t matter if they loaded up the box, we had to run anyway (from Athens Banner). Unfortunately, we did that and lost. Pounding the rock just wasn’t getting it done–we needed to come out throwing imo. Your column was dead-on. I suspect Lattimore is good, but like last year’s passing D, we are going to have a lot of opponents who get their best games against us–unless we figure out a way to stiffen up. Murray did well, but I felt like we could have demanded more from him. The O line played very well on pass blocking, not great on run blocking, but SC had the D focused against the run, daring our coaches to throw it all day long. We didn’t take them up on the offer as much as we might have. Very disappointed to say the least. Might be a replay of ‘09–if we get better in a hurry.

buffdawg

September 11th, 2010
5:18 pm

Bill, I could not have said this any better, most dawg fans are tired of being out manned we are no where near as physical as a Georgia team should be,also agree with Thomp,but not Kirby Smart most pathetic play calling I have ever seen.

Paul Has A Small Johnson

September 11th, 2010
5:19 pm

Our coaches are overrated and continue to not have the team ready to play while they make large sums of money and ask fans to donate large sums of hard earned money for inconsistent play.

dawggirl

September 11th, 2010
5:19 pm

Very disappointing playcalling. Not really that surprised, but this loss is on CMR and Bobo. We had no plan coming in to contain Lattimore (this guy is really special), and there wasn’t the urgency that needed to be there. Murray is up to the challenge, I’m angry that we handicapped him.

Congrats to SCAR on the win, you guys deserved it.

Malcolm Mackey

September 11th, 2010
5:23 pm

Even if Ealey doesn’t fumble and UGA scores there, you can’t automatically say they get the 2-point conversion there. Especially the way they struggled with short yardage opportunities out there today. Bottom line, if they tackle they win that game.

Thomp

September 11th, 2010
5:23 pm

We need a new head coach. Why do we lead in arrests? Coach Richt is no doubt a good man, but I want a championship team and we all know Coach Richt will never get it done. We have talent. We don’t have leadership. We don’t have accountability. It’s our fault if we don’t care enough to expect and demand results. A change will be good for Coach Richt and UGA,

elvisaintdead

September 11th, 2010
5:24 pm

You can’t spell ‘boob’ without Bobo.
Pretty simple.

The Martinez Mistake is over,
will CMR drop the Bobo Blunder soon?

SonofaDawg

September 11th, 2010
5:26 pm

The reality, as Richt conceded in the locker room afterward, is that with Murray Georgia’s coaches have to “just let him play.”
———————————————————
Oh, really coach! Did you just think of that during the press conference?

MikeDamascus

September 11th, 2010
5:26 pm

…and one more thing–yeah, how ’bout that playcalling?! Offense was terrible-period. I felt like at least the D seemed to make decent adjustments after the half (I mean, it took USC until the last couple of minutes to just kick a field goal). But what the heck were they thinking on offense??? Especially that freaking “short-and-inches” play when it was third and 2? I think that may have been the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.

Thomas Sumter

September 11th, 2010
5:27 pm

To: Fire BOBO NOW – Nothing to Lose

Boo Hoo!

I understand how frustrating it is when your team gets beaten into the ground by a group you think is inherently inferior…..GET USED TO IT!

I would, instead, start dwelling on UGA’s other fine accomplishments….

#1 You won the Fulmer Cup by a handy margin
#2 The street value of your used athletic equipment is at $1,000.00 a unit

Have a great day! Remember, this embarrassing season gets shorter every week!

SEC4Life

September 11th, 2010
5:28 pm

P*ss poor tackling by the defense and no AJ Green means it’s gonna be a lonnnnnnnnng day when we play the Razorbacks.

OEJ

September 11th, 2010
5:28 pm

Malcolm Mackey …I dont think we would have even gone for two if we scored. he play calling was too conservative the whole game. Its like without AJ they were scared to throw the damn ball. Bobo is a complete idiot.

Chris

September 11th, 2010
5:30 pm

Bill, you hit the nail on the head when you said that Murray seemed timid to run with the ball. This all falls on Richt and Bobo. They seemed to be aggravated with Murray last week when he ran with the ball. Granted, I know we have zero depth at QB but you can’t play scared or conservative. You do that, and you will lose every time.

It is passed due time for change in Athens. Richt said last week that when Murray is feeling pressure, and he has a chance to pick up 3-5 yards or throw it away, he should throw it away. That one single comment made me realize that Richt has lost it. The object of the game is to pick up positive yardage. If you are scared to do that, and try to teach your QB to be scared of it, then you need to step down.

This was an all around pathetic performance by our beloved DAWGS. I didn’t expect the defense to be instantly better this year. That doesn’t happen overnight, but the tackling today was horrendus. Even worse than it was two years ago against GT. Something is seriously wrong with Georgia. These players don’t seem to care, they have no hunger, and there is no one left to blame but Richt. This team has been spiralling down hill since 2007, and it’s time for drastic changes. I know it wont happen until the season is over, but I don’t see how we can win 2 or 3 more games this year playing like this. As a long time DAWG fan, I am just sick and tired of all the excuses.

This 3 year old bleeding ulcer has got to fixed.

Reality Dawg

September 11th, 2010
5:32 pm

Commented in the other blog also:

This season was a rebuild from the final tick on the clock of last year’s bowl game – if not before then.

Freshman QB, new defensive scheme (players still thinking on the run rather than reacting), top receiver out and going up against a SC team that looks pretty loaded. Add that together with the key fumble at the two (after a big Dawg takeaway) in a tight game and it’s done.

Play-calling was definitely cautious due to the young QB, and once SC figured that out they brought more “D” into the box. 5/6 have never been able to block run block 7/8 – it’s simple math.

The Lattimore kid is for real. Fluid and knows how to let his big-ass O-line work as he looks for the crease and then hits it hard. If your helmet’s not on his numbers, he’s not going down.

Bad tackling by the Dawgs? Absolutely. TG is 2 games in. Old habits die hard. I don’t believe a man who was coaching for the Cowboys is going to allow that to go on for very long. Interesting fact: During Grantham’s 2 seasons with Dallas, the Cowboys improved from 13th (2007) to 2nd (2009) in the league in points allowed.

I liked Aaron Murray’s coolness in the pocket, he’s got some sand. I liked the defensive adjustments that kept us in the ballgame with 5? sacks DESPITE THE FACT that our “D” was on the field for about 80% of the game.

Lotta growin’ up to do.

D King

September 11th, 2010
5:32 pm

Face it, it’s a rebuilding year. Freshman quarterback did well when allowed a chance. Ealey looked slow and weak compared to Marcus Lattimore. Lattimore is a stud and I wouldn’t judge the defence based on his performance. The defence will take time to gel like it or not but it will be improved. Bobo is poor at play calling and there must be a change here or it will continue to hold us back. It took Spurrier time but he has a good team now. Richt, where’s the excitement?

buffdawg

September 11th, 2010
5:35 pm

Chris absloutely hit everything right on!

doug dawg

September 11th, 2010
5:36 pm

this is going to be a long and losing season. to see that team just give up in the fourth quarter, killing time with senseless non-productive offensive efforts, just make me sick. i had hope, but apparently the coaches just wanted to get home. no blame to murray; he can only do what he is told to do. blame to bobo and richt big time. they let us all down. that ‘georgia fights until the whilstle blows’ is sadly no longer true. i am a ‘dawg’ through and through, but i am sad and humiliated today.

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RxDawg

September 11th, 2010
5:39 pm

Different coach, same ol’ tackling (or lack there of).

We look weak, we are a weak football team. Kudos to USC, they were the better team today.

SSIgator

September 11th, 2010
5:42 pm

This was Attack, Attack, Attack?

The only thing UGA palers are going to attack today are the 2 for ones at the Athens bars when they get home tonite.

ugaclassof2004

September 11th, 2010
5:43 pm

This loss falls on the players today. I don’t want to hear about how the coaching sucked. The game plan was good, the players just didn’t execute. Period!

The O-Line needs to get off their fat butts and block. 3rd and 2 or 3rd and 3, those are the kind of downs that this Line should win 90% of the time, and they just didn’t do it today. And on defense, the guys were in position to make the tackle but the arm tackling was just horrible. The guys played better in the second half, but overall just a lousy performance. Except for Justin Houston, I think our LB core just lacks talent: I really do. I mean most of it comes down to execution, but our middle LB’s just aren’t very good. They will have to recruit better LB’s in the offseason.

On a good note: Aaron Murray looked good today. I know the score doesn’t reflect that, but he made good decisions and has great pocket awareness: something we haven’t had since David Greene was playing. South Carolina should thank their lucky stars that AJ Green wasn’t playing today, because it would have been a different result if he was out there helping Murray out.

*Sigh* Oh well… onto the Arkansas game.

RxDawg

September 11th, 2010
5:43 pm

“On the other hand, perhaps a series or two riding the bench next week might get the message to Bacarri Rambo that loafing on the field just won’t be tolerated.”

A FREAKIN MEN

I guess were seeing why Bryan Evans kept that starting role after all huh? Man we need another Thomas Davis so bad. I hope Ogletree can step up soon.

SSIgator

September 11th, 2010
5:43 pm

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Willie Martinez

September 11th, 2010
5:43 pm

After today, do you miss me yet???

SEC4Life

September 11th, 2010
5:45 pm

If the Ol’ Ball Coach coach can take the play-calling duties away from his own son, CLEARLY CMR shouldn’t have any problem doing it to Bobo. The only thing that worries me is the fact that it took CMR forever and a day to pull the plug on Willie Mo. Who knows how long it’ll take with Bobo.

SSIgator

September 11th, 2010
5:46 pm

Well, they may attack some students in Athens who criticize their play today. Time to text Tolley and put him on standby for the night.

Ed

September 11th, 2010
5:46 pm

Richt is clueless.

doug dawg

September 11th, 2010
5:47 pm

there is a curious lack of real desire on the part of the coaches, esp. the head coach and his offensive lackey bobo, to win. i don’t understand it, and it obviously rubs off on the players. remember the dooley years; the second half was when we got rolling, not when we gave up. where is the fire instead of a few mild little excuses after a loss such as this? all we get is ‘if this, if that.’
i’m tired of the ‘if’ game.

jm

September 11th, 2010
5:47 pm

Very disapointing. Not only that they lost but ho9w they lost. They were beaten on all three phases of the game.

Dawgs are fundatmentally unsound. They were beaten in all three phases of the game. Tackling was very poor. Very, very dissapointed in their performance. Unless things change it will be a long, long year. Can’t bel;ive I saw what I just saw. Totally over matched.

dobearsbare

September 11th, 2010
5:50 pm

Don’t let Ealey off light. That’s two games in the last four that he’s fumbled away a scoring chance in a game Georgia lost. He’s the second coming of Jasper Sanks.

hunker down

September 11th, 2010
5:50 pm

Bobo really did handicap the offense. The OL did not seem to open any gapping holes for the running game and we were way to predictable on offense.

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

September 11th, 2010
5:53 pm

Bill, this is one of the few times i totally agree with you. As was the case alot last year….POOR TACKLING and a POOR EFFORT in general. Do these guys not get tired of getting their butts handed to them by the top teams. And SC might be establishing itself as a top team. Rambo needs to sit a bunch after the lackluster performance he showed today. He was loafing and not hitting at all. And what the hell is going on with our tackling?? Come on TG, we haveto get that straightened out. And as for BOO BOO….why be ultra conservative?? If we are going to get beat, why not go down giving it everything you have???????? Willie last year, BOO BOO this year, and if he doesnt get this ironed out….RICHT next year!!! Maybe they will get back to Athens today intime to go for a dip at the Ramsey Center. Murray is a good QB. Let the boy play…..let him do his thing. Play to his strengths and if thats pulling it down and running….so be it. He has impressed me the last two weeks. And throw the damn ball to #16 and where the hell were all of our TE’s. Why cant we get them more involved?? JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UGAVIII

September 11th, 2010
6:02 pm

As has been stated in many posts in previous seasons, BOBO is an idiot. He should have been fired last season with Martinez. So long as Bobo is calling plays, we are screwed. Could anybody figure out whether there was an offensive game plan? Burn three timeouts in the first 8 minutes of the 2nd half? What happened during halftime?

Also, I wonder how much better prepared Aaron Murray would be if he had played some last year. The whole redshirt thing is so stupid. Two years in a row, we have an inexperienced QB. Even Matt Stafford went 8-4 in his Frosh campaign. We will be lucky to go 8-4 this year.

The defense was unimpressive. The 3-4 is vulnerable to the run. Everybody knows it. Spurrier exploited a defense geared to stopping the passing game. In any case, if you don’t make tackles, it doesn’t matter how many stunts and blitz packages you have.

SickandTired

September 11th, 2010
6:03 pm

Simply put….Richt has to go. You can justify keeping him because he’s a fine christian man all day long. Bottom line, this good man is 10-11 in his last 21 SEC East games. Can you read that Bill? He has a losing record over the last 21 games in a division that includes South Carolina, Kentucky and Vanderbilt for God’s sakes. If you think that’s good enough for the University of Georgia well there’s nothing else that needs to be said. Mark Richt should be put on notice by Greg McGarity….after the performance today…if you lose to Florida and couple that with a loss to either Tennessee, Kentucky or Vanderbilt then don’t let door hit you in the A$$. If you have a problem with that Bill, I suggest you just admit that you’re a Richt lover….not a Georgia Bulldog.

David

September 11th, 2010
6:03 pm

If we play like this the rest of the year both Richt and Bobo need to go put and Grantham in there.

Josh

September 11th, 2010
6:05 pm

I agree with everyone who said we played not to lose. We had more yards on the 1st 3 plays in the second half than we did on our last 3 drives that went 3 and out. Play calling and tackling. Way too many thoughts of the GT game on 08. guys (mainly DBs just diving at lattimore. We have got to learn to hit and keep your feet. Once bobo took the chains off of murray we were able to move the ball. My only request would be to see UGA play a complete game. Its always the first half or the second, never 60 minutes

chazzo

September 11th, 2010
6:06 pm

Grantham and Lakatos (sp?) will clearly be recruiting a larger backfield.

Alabama Jack

September 11th, 2010
6:07 pm

We fumble this state.

Eat More chikin

Golden Tornado

September 11th, 2010
6:10 pm

Fire BOBO Still a loss….We lost too…We both Stink.

doug dawg

September 11th, 2010
6:12 pm

somewhere along about four years ago, we lost georgia football as most of us knew it. no more desire to win, no more discipline, no more responsibility, no more anything that signifies excellence. it all starts at the top, and i hate to say it, because i liked richt as a person and coach when he first came to athens. but something has happened to him, too. maybe he’d be better as a pastor or a missionary; both admirable callings. but no longer as a head coach. bobo, idiot or not, is only a reflection on the one who has trust in him. just like willie. richt, sad to say, is through at georgia; and his weak excuses for losses only label him as weak himself. alas.

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hunker down

September 11th, 2010
6:16 pm

Lots of hype about CTG new defense but basic tackling takes you along way on defense.

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hunker down

September 11th, 2010
6:18 pm

SC just out classed the dogs today and Bobo had an inept offensive scheme. Good luck SC the remainer of the season. You certainly out performed us today.

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bacon

September 11th, 2010
6:20 pm

why was caleb king not on the field today? was he injured?

SonofaDawg

September 11th, 2010
6:21 pm

Mike Bozos’ offensive playbook: 1) toss sweep right and left 2)run up the middle 3) play action pass 4) WR screen(which we didn’t see today because Green wasn’t playing) If yall notice those are only plays Bozo has been running all 4 years as OC.

ATechFan

September 11th, 2010
6:24 pm

In response to “fire Bobo Now”s comment. At least we scored a touchdown, and our offense GAVE us a chance. See you in Novemebr nadlicker!

Northern VA Dawg

September 11th, 2010
6:24 pm

Same ole dawgs. Why expect anything different than past years? It’s clearly not a talent issue, but a heart issue. Only #34 as a FR wearing silver britches should have REPEATEDLY run over defenders. I think Lattimore is good, but he didn’t torch Southern Miss this badly. This team needs to get tough and do it quickly.

UGA is in deep trouble this year

September 11th, 2010
6:25 pm

Poor tackling, poor play calling, poor rushing by UGA and that fumbled took UGA out of having a shot. HORRIBLE is our offensive line. We are awful. I knew to guage UGA’s rusing skills vs GT last year was a false reading ………..they suck …………like UGA sucks and I am a UGA grad.

Ealey must go. He cost UGA the KY game in 09 on the 3 or 4 yd line and now today, another game costing fumble. He is ony a fair running back.

UGA does not have the proper attitude and I do not know how to change it. Justin houston told CHuck Dowdle that we must lock up and not arm tackle. I thought CWm left alst year

BOBO must go and Richt has done all that he will ever do.

UGA is is deep trouble …………key injuury to Aaron ( the one bright spot ) and UGA might lose very game. personally, I do hope that washuan ealey blows out his knee. He disgusts me. Thug he is.

Go Dogs

jack bull

September 11th, 2010
6:27 pm

Bill, i have to disagree with ya on the “the best thing the defense did was get pressure on Garcia”..we held Steve Spurriers best offensive team at USC to 17 pts..3 in the second half…if you were told before the game they would only score 17, you and i both would’ve been very excited about our chances, right? gotta give a whole lot, not a little, credit to 21..now, as far as the offense goes, yes, way to conservative!!! but, that’s exactly what we all asked for in the off-season, “run the ball and don’t let Murray take too many chances”..nobody can deny that..lets just hope the lesson is learned..who on here thought we were going undefeated this year anyway???

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jack bull

September 11th, 2010
6:29 pm

the question now is,,,,Would you be happy with giving up 17 or less to Arkansas???

and remember, its never as bad, or good, as it seems…

Northern VA Dawg

September 11th, 2010
6:29 pm

Offensive line is overrated. Can’t run for 2 yards on 3rd down?

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dawginduluth

September 11th, 2010
6:32 pm

Maybe he’s not a good coach but Richt is a nice guy. Isn’t that all that counts?

SAMMY DAVIS, JR

September 11th, 2010
6:34 pm

ONE thing I have noticed is teams that WIN & WIN BIG, are usually littered with NFL type players. Just look at ALA; They have 6′ -6′.2″ CB’s & safetys, big LB’s and tall QB’s. UGA, on the other hand, has 5′8″ to 5′10″ CB’s & Safetys, and now a rather small QB. Don’t get me wrong –these guys are talented & fast. The problem is they just can’t compete with the bigger players. All of our CBs had trouble all day tackling those big 6′4″ WRs of SCar. UGA will win their share of games this yr, but they won’t play for or win a SEC or NC until they get some more size on this team. HOPEFULLY, once Grantham gets his type of players in there we will improve. It took Saben 2-3 yrs to get ALA there. Lets just hope that our Offense does better recruiting too. I don’t remember SCar ever having more 4 & 5 star players; The true key is with the type of players –not just the recruiting rankiing. Also, FLA has a lot of small speedy players also, and we see the same them struggle, too, now that Tebow is gone.

dawginduluth

September 11th, 2010
6:36 pm

Where is altamahadawg when you need someone to kick around?

DancinDawg

September 11th, 2010
6:41 pm

Richt has got to fire Bobo…he is pathetic

Cooter

September 11th, 2010
6:41 pm

This is big time football. Not Pop
Warner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you can’t coach then get out.

Dr M

September 11th, 2010
6:42 pm

The fumble by Ealey was very big. UGA had turned the momentum entirely around at that point and then we handed it back to SC. Murray played a very good game and we missed AJ sorely.

SAMMY DAVIS, JR

September 11th, 2010
6:43 pm

ATechFan, get a life you stupid idiot ( is that a double negative??). We own the series & this state. You punks are 1-9 vs UGA as of late. You lose to an un-ranked & terrible KANSAS team, yet you actually take the time to come over to the UGA blog for what??? What a LOSER you & your pathetic school are. Good Day.

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jack bull

September 11th, 2010
6:46 pm

Mike Bobo says “We wanted to play to our strengths, run the ball, blah blah blah…” the problem i have with this statement is this,,EVERY TEAM WE PLAY KNOWS THAT!!!!!! therefore, we’ll see 8, and 9(like today) in the box daring us to beat them with Murray…now, if he thinks we can win knowing the other team knows exactly what we’re going to do, he’s not a very good coach..all we can hope for, like i said earlier, is i hope the lesson is learned…we’ll see….

Loganville Dawg

September 11th, 2010
6:47 pm

I am a loyal dawg fan but I have had it with CMR and his loser coaching. Defense sucks today and offense was weak and did not get the job done. We see “real coaching” done by Saban, Miles, Spurrier and others, almost always way better than CMR. 10 years is enough. Put up or hall ass.

Cooter

September 11th, 2010
6:48 pm

You would think at this level they would teach how to tackle.

Mr. Georgia Football Returns

September 11th, 2010
6:51 pm

Wow! Your 100% right! Thanks for explaining it. I thought the problem was something more serious like this highly touted, experienced offensive line that to some are considered the “best” in the nation is really “bogus hype” and in reality “they suck” or that Grantham’s 3-4 defense was more like a Shanaya Twain song,”it don’t impressa me much”.

Brian

September 11th, 2010
6:53 pm

I believe Bobo needs to be the blame here…. three straight three and outs deep within your area is unacceptable… period. They kinda started to let murray go the start of the second half and then just stopped what is up with that. You missing your best player and they are stopping the run on the inside. Mix it up use your TEs and FB Whats the use of dating a hot blond for her just to stand there and look good…. no you do her!!! Also the tackling today was horrible… use you body and wrap up. I don’t think Lattimore is as good as he looked today, I believe when USC plays a Florida,Auburn,and Alabama he will be shut down. I also believe CMR needs to grow a set and get into his players butt. Did anyone see how different the old ball coach’s team looked, how long has he just threw the ball and screw running it… Its 2010 CMR its time for a change.

Eric C.

September 11th, 2010
6:53 pm

Bob, if Ealey doesn’t fumble…who says UGA ties it up? I have no faith that the Dawgs would have punched it into the endzone after seeing them get manhandled at the lines.

Eric C.

September 11th, 2010
6:54 pm

From what I could tell, the Dawgs were manhandled at the lines of scrimmage. I remember a power-I formation with 3rd and 2 and they couldn’t get more than half a foot. SC shut down the Dawgs running game overall and really just outcoached them. As for the other side of the ball…the tackling was embarrasing and you saw what the OL and Lattimore did.

Having said that, I think SC has a good shot to have a great year…they really have some good pieces and the Dawgs simply lost to a better team. I think this is the first time I’ve ever said that about a UGA loss to SC…but it is what it is.

browndog

September 11th, 2010
6:55 pm

UGA has to find a running game and just play better football. I expect that we shall see improvement each week but that doesn’t mean UGA gets the W. Thought Murray had a good game. Believe SC can win the east with UGA third behind UF. Still think 8 and 4 record with 9 and 3 possible.

Cooter

September 11th, 2010
6:57 pm

I am not a coach as many of you are, but we do not play as a top SEC team.Vandy will give us a fit if it don’t get better.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ga gator

September 11th, 2010
6:59 pm

Watched the game with UGA friends who have always supported Richt to the end. After today, I’m not so sure. This I do know; if the season continues like this and if McGarrity has been influenced at all for the past 17 years by Jeremey Foley, Richt’s seat will become red hot. Murray can flat play and Richt/Bobo need to turn the kid loose!

Cooter

September 11th, 2010
7:00 pm

Gotor —- Thank you

Tuscaloosa Dawg

September 11th, 2010
7:08 pm

I like Aaron Murray. He’s a great athlete, works hard in preparation, and so far has handled the pressure very well. My only wish is to see him take a step forward in leading this offense. Seeing him sitting on the bench with that flat look on his face, chewing his nails at one point, was frustrating. I know he is only a freshman, but I’d like to see him walking up and down the bench, firing up his offense, calling out his O-line, talking up the backs, etc., like a field general. When he sees the whole bench sitting with their heads down with two quarters to go he needs to take that as a sign that he needs to get off his butt and lead, motivate, appeal to their pride. I’d like to see him show some fire.

Dawg Tell

September 11th, 2010
7:09 pm

First of all ,I do not want any player to be injured as stated above. HOWEVER ,UGA has a lot of problems and I mean alot of problems. When we took the field,I told my wife that they look confused,no spirit. Then our O-Line look like a H.S. Line.Not psychical at all. Look at Alabama line, they will knock the S@it out of you in the run game.Our strength and conditioning coach has been a problem for the last five years- Another close friend of Richt. BOBO what a joke for a offensive coach.He should have know that S.C. was going to put 8 in the box and make Murray beat them with the pass. Tackling what the Hell,where did they get these players from.Did they not learn this in high school? Overall we looked SCARED to play.UGA has looked this way several times over the last two years. Discipline OMG I want even go there.Why do you think these problems on and off the field come from!!!!

bottom line

September 11th, 2010
7:15 pm

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the tide is in

September 11th, 2010
7:16 pm

CMR is a good man. Dogs offense looked soft and predictable.

RNB

September 11th, 2010
7:21 pm

IT’S TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE. THIS IS SEC FOOTBALL. THERE IS BIG MONEY AT STAKE. ENOUGH OF MARK RICHT AND HIS SOFT TEAMS. GO GET THE IOWA COACH NOW.

Class of 84

September 11th, 2010
7:23 pm

I see alot of comments about o line, but the reality is that on 3rd and 2 you run up the guards rear. The first 3 times we did a toss sweep we gained over 30 yards. The play calling in the red zone is horrible and I wish the coaching staff would go back and look at our record when CMR called the plays and compare that to our record since Bobo took the reigns. Bobo is a fellow UGA grad, but bottom line is he can’t call plays. Our talent is much better than when CMR was calling plays and we have a much worse record, plain and simple.

UGAVIII

September 11th, 2010
7:24 pm

Richt will never fire Bobo. Bozo is Richt’s student. He is running Richt’s offense. In case you forgot, everybody was clamoring for Richt to hire an offensive coordinator when he made Bozo the OC. Firing Bozo, would amount to admitting that Richts scheme doesn’t work anymore.

Finally, SC whipped us. They were the better team – better players, better coaches (offense and defense), and had a better game plan (UGA never has a game plan).

Hogwash

September 11th, 2010
7:28 pm

The best thing about the game was the play of Murray. The team did not look ready to play and the tackling looked like last year. Hopefully the defense will come together but, Bobo as and OC is over. He sucks and he’s the worst playcaller i have ever seen. We need an aggressive OC to change things up and utilize the available weapons we have. Not just because of this game but, we need a new offensive staff. The line can’t run block and the whole team plays too timid. Rambo and Hamilton forgot how to hit and Ogletree did’nt even touch the field. This is the difference between a well coached team compared to wannabes. We need to recruit better and coach better and if CMR does not take over the playcalling from Bobo than he should be fired. This didn’t start in this game, this is from the previous three years. The team needs a jolt from a capable head coach. Get mad from my comments but, the proof is in the play on the field and the off field BS. This is not the way to win Championships. Instead of knocking Nick Saban and the Tide, maybe we need to emmulate the way he does business. He wins championships. The offensive coaches really suck and we still can’t tackle on defense. Searles is a joke for top rated OL coach. We need a big change. With the WRs we have now and the WR coaching, we are in trouble and i won’t discuss our mediocre RBS.

UGAVIII

September 11th, 2010
7:28 pm

I agree with Tuscaloosa Dawg. Seeing Murray sitting on the bench chewing his fingernails didn’t inspire confidence.

RNB

September 11th, 2010
7:34 pm

I HAVE NO CONFIDENCE IN CMR

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Kramer

September 11th, 2010
7:42 pm

Thank goodness for bourbon. Lots of bourbon.

Dostoyevskiy

September 11th, 2010
7:43 pm

The fact is, UGa is simply “wearing thin”. Go away for a few years, keep a low profile, then try again.
SCar and UNC are the hot football schools on the SE coast.

Techie

September 11th, 2010
7:48 pm

Could UGA please join the ACC, so we’d have at least one conference win.

FB Fan

September 11th, 2010
7:51 pm

9 players arrested since March, one AD arrested with panties in his hand, best player getting paid by an agent and now watching Spurrier best us at yet another school. Not a good year to be a Bulldog. Could be worse……..I could be in Knoxville.

Bud

September 11th, 2010
7:53 pm

Grantham needs to recruit the body types he needs to run his defense. This year he’s using what he has, it’s not ideal, and won’t be that kind of season we all thought we might have. So, let’s let Murray let it rip, and play a bunch of young players so 2011 is better.

Dancer

September 11th, 2010
7:54 pm

C’mon, y’all. These are our Bulldogs. Those Carolina boys were big and mean. Our Bulldogs tried real hard. When you’re dancing and you drop your flag, what do you do? You just pick it up and get back in the routine. As long as we win more games than we lose, we’re winners. So, let’s go be winners.

Mike

September 11th, 2010
7:55 pm

Actually Bill, Ealey’s fumble was the turning point in this game. Georgia had all the momentum, and just blew it. Hopefully, he’ll learn from it. Hasn’t been a good 3 weeks for Ealey, that’s for sure.

Scott

September 11th, 2010
7:57 pm

I am ticked that Georgia didn’t throw the ball to Aron White & Charles Olson. Why didn’t T King get 10 touches? Why not get Durham the ball since he averaged 25 a catch? Why not some running plays with Branden Smith, Gray, and Durham?

Georgia just doesn’t use playmakers.

SAMMY DAVIS, JR

September 11th, 2010
7:57 pm

UGAVIII , I agree.

tidog

September 11th, 2010
7:58 pm

Dogs tackling must improve. Better tackling = easier road to SEC Championship game. Go Dogs

OldFan

September 11th, 2010
7:59 pm

UGA football has become like that girl your mama wanted you to marry: Goes to church, shows no passion, looks good standing on the sidelines, and boring as hell. Neither one’s likely to rock your world.

SAMMY DAVIS, JR

September 11th, 2010
7:59 pm

Scott, “Georgia just doesn’t use playmakers.”. Well said.

SAMMY DAVIS, JR

September 11th, 2010
8:01 pm

I agree w/ this: “Finally, SC whipped us. They were the better team – better players, better coaches (offense and defense), and had a better game plan (UGA never has a game plan).”

ga gator

September 11th, 2010
8:01 pm

tidog, forever the optimist.

jack bull

September 11th, 2010
8:01 pm

didn’t everyone say that if we came out of September with a 3-1 record we’d be happy??? I’m willing to put a little, check that, a lot of dough on it…..just let me know..

GR82BAG8R

September 11th, 2010
8:11 pm

After today’s performance, the BCS should seriously consider taking away the ACC’s automatic bid in a BCS bowl….

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tidog

September 11th, 2010
8:12 pm

@ ga gator The only team that even remotely has a chance to make it to the Championship game undefeated is Alabama. The Dogs lost theirs early, and it all makes for good press and a rise in the ranking as the season grinds on. Go Dogs

JB

September 11th, 2010
8:14 pm

Some thoughts(opinion)from today. We coach scared,play scared.Should of turned Murray loose early.
Difference in Spurrier and Richt. If Lattimore had signed with UGA, he would have been redshirted and we would be told he must learn to block(geez)and the play book is to complicated. For spurrier, he rips us for almost 200 yards and wins his first SEC game almost by himself. That’s the mind set difference.
We are tailback u and have no stud or depth.
searrles as OL coach is a weak link,as is our strengh coach. Sitting here watching Bama, we look like we belong in the ACC.

Thanks AJ

September 11th, 2010
8:14 pm

Thanks AJ! We were counting on you to be an All-American wide receiver this year. We practiced all year for it, made our game plan around it and then you sell us out for $1000? You don’t care enough about your own integrity, your coaches and your team mates to wait another six months for the money when you will be lighting your cigars with $1000 bills. You cost us this game because you weren’t ready to go and we were counting on you. You will probably cost us the Arkansas and Miss State games as well. I hope you get booed when your name is announced at the next home game you play if you do in fact play another.

Willie Martinez

September 11th, 2010
8:14 pm

Gentlemen – I’m haunting you. I infected this defense with the anti-tackling virus and it won’t go away until you recruit players that aren’t girls.

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Corninmypooh

September 11th, 2010
8:23 pm

Dawg Fans -

It’s time to deal with some realities. Here are my recommendations:

1. We need a modern offense. It’s time for Richt to bring in somebody that knows how to keep a defense off balance and can put a playbook together that’s more innovative than a 1964 John Deere tractor. Move Bobo back to QB coach.
2. Fire Rodney Garner – It’s painfully obvious he’s leading the effort to recruit the wrong type of players at UGA. These guys have no heart once they get down. I look around at defenses across the country and every top progam has at least one or two white guys playing D. Can someone explain why Garner can’t find one!!!
3. Richt has to be more than a sideline general. He’s got to get more actively involved with the players on the sideline.
4. Our strength and conditioning program needs to be overhauled. Mat drills may have worked at FSU in the 90’s, but the world has progressed since then. We have now been overtaken by USC in the trenches, how pathetic is that???
5. My patience and trust in Stacy Searels is waning fast!

JB

September 11th, 2010
8:24 pm

I would love to sit here and think we use this year to get ready for next year………………….but do I really believe that. Go Dawgs is all I can personally do.

Bama Fan #2

September 11th, 2010
8:26 pm

The running back for the war chickens is a load!! Very bad day for the dawgs and thank god Murray
do not get hurt. I have watched 2 games to day where players were taken off the field in ambulances.
GO DAWGS!!

KeepDreaming

September 11th, 2010
8:27 pm

Corninmypoo…what a sad sad statement to make, why bring the race card in at all? I hope your post gets deleted

Remember Dawg fans, the last time we lost to SC, we ended up #2 in the nation. This was bound to happen. It will be interesting to see how our team responds to another admirable foe in Arkansas next week! GOOO DAWGS!!

gadog1942

September 11th, 2010
8:27 pm

UGA was out-coached, out-played, out-maned, out-scored. Other that that, the game was pretty even!

ugaclassof2004

September 11th, 2010
8:28 pm

Eric C.

South Carolina will not win anything as long as Stephen Garcia is their QB. If I had to choose between going with a freshman QB with an upside like Aaron Murray, or a QB like Garcia that has been in the same system for 3 years and STILL has to rely on the running game to carry him, I’d choose the freshman QB with the upside any day of the week. Some guys are just losers with a loser mentality. Stephen Garcia, Jordan Jefferson, Joe Cox, Jonathan Crompton…those guys are just losers. They don’t have the “IT” factor that a David Greene or a Tim Tebow has in big game situations. If South Carolina had a decent QB with a big play WR like they had in Sidney Rice a few years ago combined with the running of this Lattimore kid, then yes I would say that they have a shot at the SEC title. But that team just doesn’t have the overall play makers and depth to be a serious threat to the Gators, even in a down year. I think the East is still Florida’s until someone knocks them off their perch.

Dawg Tired

September 11th, 2010
8:33 pm

Bill – While I disagree with most of your analysis in that I thought we played well most of the game. Lattimore is very special and I expect to see him breaking tackles every game he plays in.

You are right on about Rambo. He looked scared to hit to me. He needs to be replaced. On the long pass down the middle if he had come in hard on the receiver it would have been an incomplete pass. They would not have scored on that drive. Big difference. I expect Grantham to not put up with that crap. We’ll see.

BONAIREDAWG

September 11th, 2010
8:34 pm

SIMPLE. ITS ALL ABOUT RECRUITING AND WE ARE NOT EVEN GETTING THE BEST PLAYERS IN OUR STATE. THEN WE ARE LOSING A LOT OF THE BEST ONES TO INJURY AND OFF THE FIELD ISSUES. WHY DO WE HAVE TO BEG THE BEST PLAYERS IN GEORGIA TO PLAY FOR GEORGIA???? THEY ARE AT FSU, FLA, ALA, AUBURN, AND CLEMSON ETC.. GO DAWGS!!

Mark

September 11th, 2010
8:37 pm

As a Carolina fan, we are used to those few pathetic people who will not give credit where credit is due. Marcus Lattimore is the real deal. It wasn’t just Georgia’s players not tackling that allowed him the yardage he got. That ability is one reason Carolina recruited him so hard.

I hope the Georgia fans who attended the game were treated with hospitality by the locals. It was a big win for Carolina, and even Spurrier is now saying this team MAY do big things this year. Good luck to Georgia the rest of the way. Hope you can wish us luck as well. The fans here deserve a big time winner. It’s long overdue.

the tide is in

September 11th, 2010
8:39 pm

The Tide is showing you what UGA can be if they hire a big boy head coach.

saban

September 11th, 2010
8:40 pm

Just think dawgs fans only 5 more beatdowns and you reward is not having to go to Shreveport.

Red Panties, Helmets, 1000 dollar jerseys. Looks like a special year.

Thanks AJ

September 11th, 2010
8:47 pm

The problem is not recuriting. We are in the top ten to fifteen in recuriting year and and year out. I don’t understand why Richt can’t do anything with the talent he recruits. South Carolina would love to get the recruits Georgia gets. If they did, the beat down they put on our players today would have been worse, maybe like those we have been getting from Florida and Alabama.

dawg

September 11th, 2010
8:48 pm

I thought our safeties had linebacker mentality, obviously not true mark richt since none of our safeties can’t lay a hit. Are they scared???? Instead of laying the hit, they’re the one that were receiving the hits from there running back and receivers…….TEACH THEM HOW TO TACKLE

DawginOH

September 11th, 2010
8:52 pm

This loss hurts so badly because (minus the RB) it’s not like SC played a particularly good game either. It was a typical 2009-style “beat yourself up loss” for the Dawgs this afternoon. What happened to CTG’s intensity and belief in fundamentals? I thought the D not tackling was one of the reasons they fired CWM.

I’d hate for Bobo to coach down Aaron Murray for the rest of his time at UGA. Murray is a brilliant talent and should never appear scared to make plays like he did today.

Overall, an embarrassing performance by the Dawgs. They better get some work done on the practice field ASAP or next Saturday could be worse.

East hater

September 11th, 2010
8:52 pm

Please dont fire the preacher man.

Former Midget Football Player

September 11th, 2010
8:54 pm

UGA in deep trouble?

Did some idiot on here wish that Washaun Ealey blows out a knee? Get a life you stupid moron, it’s a football game. You never got to play but your going to wish injury on a 19 year old kid because he ruined your afternoon? Now you can’t wear your new sweatshirt to work and brag? You probably don’t have a job anyway. I hope your kids live a long and healthy life, and Ealey too. You, on the other hand, will probably get what’s coming to you

Derek Dooley

September 11th, 2010
8:55 pm

Hey, boys, look at what my team is doing against #7 Oregon and what your team did against, who was it again, oh, ya, South Carolina (hahahahahaha). Your vaunted offensive line did nothing (aren’t they all seniors, mine are freshmen). Your thug running back fumbled (gee, that’s surprising that he has no discipline). Your defense arm-tackled all day long (new DC same problem). By the way, Baccari Rambo needs a name change. Baccari “Cum Ba Ya” comes to mind as he’s a much kindler and gentler DB this year. I’m available and, I think you know, my Dad coached there for a few years. Have your people call my people. Love ya. Derek.

East hater

September 11th, 2010
8:56 pm

uh oh, Tenn looks good; UGA 4th in the east.

Delbert D.

September 11th, 2010
8:57 pm

I watched two new 3-4 defenses today, and missed tackles was the order of the day. If they are still doing it in late November, Georgia and Georgia Tech should play offenses-only. Let ‘em make up stuff on defense as they go. Ole’

boots

September 11th, 2010
8:58 pm

Honestly, a lot of people – me included – expected to lose one of the SC / AR games. The true test will be if we can win next week. Tackling and run blocking were horrible. I am also a fan of Mike Bobo and love the idea of having a UGA QB working in the OC position, BUT I am just not sure the guy can get it done. He is not inventive and we were terribly predictable for having a good offense. Maybe SC has a great defense, but are they THAT good???

BONAIREDAWG

September 11th, 2010
9:07 pm

IF ITS NOT RECRUITING WHY DO WE NOT HAVE A BACKUP QB OTHER THAN A TRUE FRESHMAN, QUALITY AND BIG TIME RBS, NO RECIEVERS OTHER THAN AJ, NO DL AT ALL ?????

UGAlivinSC

September 11th, 2010
9:09 pm

Just goes to prove that money, talent, & facilities don’t win titles. You actually need COACHING! Scrap it all and start over!

FB Fan

September 11th, 2010
9:16 pm

9 arrested players since March, 1 AD arrested holding some hos red panties, best player getting paid by an agent, Spurrier besting us at yet another school and now UT looking like a winner??? Can it get worse?

UGA Typical Optimist

September 11th, 2010
9:20 pm

Aw, wait till next year!!!! We’ll have a team next year!!! Just wait and see!!!

SOUTHGADAWG88

September 11th, 2010
9:21 pm

Couple thoughts….Rambo and Hamilton got punished today….we are too small at S and CB.Where was Kwame and Justin?Tyson is not going to get it done against a running team.The OL is off to a slow start as usual.We may never be a dominant run blocking team.Boy do we need another RB!Let the Freshman sling it next game!

Loran Whatta Ya Got

September 11th, 2010
9:22 pm

Look at the weed-eaters falling from the sky!!

Look at the weed-eaters falling from the sky!!

Goodbye SEC dreams, helooooooooo Shreveport once again!

FB Fan

September 11th, 2010
9:23 pm

He may be called Rambo but he played more like Bambi

Skitty Fritty

September 11th, 2010
9:30 pm

South Carolina has only been favored in this series 3 times in the past 20 years and they have won all three. UGA will be just fine. Give USC some credit. USC has to play Florida and Alabama so UGA is not out of the East race by a long shot. Pretty sad how so many fans love to get down in the mouth after one loss. Why don’t you wait and see how we play against Arkansas. I think this season will show that USC is a better team than people think. The rankings in September mean nothing as we see from GT, Va. Tech and Oregon to name a few!

Stinger

September 11th, 2010
9:33 pm

Turn out the lights !!!!!! The party is over. Long season for dawgs. No offense, no defense, no coach.

Visor Boy

September 11th, 2010
9:37 pm

I told you boys that I would beat you again. Doesn’t matter what school I am at I will always beat you guys. Bhwaahhh, haaaaaa, haaaaa.

still a dawg fan

September 11th, 2010
9:39 pm

face it everyone—Carolina is a more talented team then the dawgs—even though we played better on defense(still can’t tackle) the Carolina defense was way better especially in the front 7 & a lot faster then our defense

bwell

September 11th, 2010
9:40 pm

Im sick of this S__^*$) it was two different qb’s from last week and this week, the kid doesnt see anyone open so he tuck it and ran, this week he looked confused, run the damn ball and make the defense account for you as a thrower and runner, IM SICK OF BOBO AND HIS CONSERVATIVE CALLING MAYBE ITS TIME FOR HIM TO LEAVE TOWN. ITS SICKEN

damnthebutcher

September 11th, 2010
9:44 pm

Maybe the Ga coaches will watch the AL game and learn how the game is supposed to be played.

Willie Martinez

September 11th, 2010
9:46 pm

Do you GA idiots see what the team I coach did today?

Bobby

September 11th, 2010
9:46 pm

Surprised all the “fake Georgia” fans coming on here and saying “Bobo stins”, “Richt stinks”, blah, blah, blah.

A true fan would never say that. It’s just 1 game, if Georgia wisn the rest, this game means nothing. Let’s lace em’ up, bang some heads, and what happens in Arkansas.

James

September 11th, 2010
9:46 pm

As a Tech fan, I had to change the channel from our debacle and hoped to (at least) see some decent football from UGA. Instead, I just saw that kid Lattimore tearing it up, which was impressive. But the dogs looked weak. Much like Tech did. Wow, pathetic all around.

Both Tech and UGA should take their bad losses and learn something, and quick!

Murray looked decent. Ealey did too… at first. Everything else was very boring to watch…

Good luck to both of us. If we play like that all season, both teams are in for a really bad time.

Jerry

September 11th, 2010
9:48 pm

If Washaun doesn’t fumble ther eon the goal-line, it’s 14 all. Then it’s a special teams battle, and I like Georgia’s chances. Unreal that happened on the goal-line. Georgia still hasn’t fixed the offensive giveaway problem, an int last week, lost a fumble, on the goal-line this week. Need to get that fixed, fix that, and Georgia would have won this one or lost 17-14, so not as bad as it looks.

Dawggonnit

September 11th, 2010
9:48 pm

Murray played very well for his first SEC road outing. Defense looked like a high school D. I thought Martinez had had come back for one last game until i saw CTG on the sideline. And where was the fire he usually shows. Did CMR tell him to calm down or something Not to take anything away from Lattimore, but there were so many plays where he was stopped in the backfield or otherwise and the D just didn’t wrap him up, or any other players for that matter. POOR TACKLING was a huge key today. Bobo’s play calling is still suspect at best, especially in the red zone. Like many have posted, the team just looked scared or trying not to lose. Rambo seems to be bi-polar as a player. He is good at tackling in open field, but covers like my dead grandmother. No wonder he let a 60 yarder go last week by a weak team. SC just outplayed us today. How many times did the D get to the ball right away BUT then not wrap up and let the offense pick up extra yards. Mallet is going to light us up us next week.

ricardo

September 11th, 2010
9:48 pm

It was obvious at the half that the dawgs were not going to win this game. Riding Lattimore high while he carried several Dawgs for more yards. Inability to score from the red zone and the big holes opened in the D line . and what is this meeting the ball carrier in the open field with a low block ? scared of a head on tackle ? clicked off the TV and repaired to the outside at the half knowing it was futile. how do you say out coached by Spurrier again?

lizboy

September 11th, 2010
9:50 pm

Wooooooshauuun Easy—–what a whimp. Just think of all the money in the UGA Football Program. And what do we get?—Traffic violations and what?——selling things to who? Man you cant make this stuff up—-gonna be a loooooooonnnngggggggggggg season for the baby pups. Whooo–better them than me—

Donnie

September 11th, 2010
9:50 pm

Just a couple of tweaks. Dont’ fumble, especially on the goaline. And score touchdown’s when you get in the red zone, not kicking stupid field goals. Field goals don’t win you ballgames. If you get in the red zone, take some chances, be unpredictible, and consider it 4 down territory.

BlawgDawg

September 11th, 2010
9:53 pm

The Bulldawg Nation needs to rise up and smite the idiots in charge of this afterbirth. We looked better under Ray Goof and that jugglin’ boob Donan than this emotionless bunch of dimwits. I’m sick of DoDo’s stupid play calling – the only thing he can do successfully is snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. How bout this smidge of genius: run thug up the middle, but spray his paws with some stickum. The Dawgs lack three things: size, talent, and coaching. Kirby Smart and Muschamp’s teams play with some MEAN. Look at how Bama stopped Colt McCoy – we’ve lost the Erk toughness. Somebody get Wrecked and DoDo a ouija board cause it’s the only way they’ll ever get a clue.

Jared

September 11th, 2010
9:56 pm

I actually wasn’t too upset with the game. South Carolina always plays us close, and we have a young squad at some key positions. Tackling was very poor, and Grantham didn’t seem to show his fiery side even when the fundamentals were so poor.

But, we had a chance to win at the end of the game. Ealey really isnt too blame too much, he had the ball pretty well protected, just a good strip. SC just plain beat us.

As for the rest of the season, I don’t think we’re gonna see a runningback as strong as Lattimore for the rest of our season, and our pass rush/pass protection was actually pretty good. Held Garcia to 160 yards? Last year he had 350. Who knew a Spurrier team would run the ball 30 million times. I think we’re gonna end up SEC east champs, honestly. The offense will be way better once AJ Green gets back, he’ll make plays but mainly he’ll cause teams to respect the passing game, which opens up the running game. Today South Carolina was able to just focus on stopping the run and challenged a redshirt freshman to throw it. With AJ back they will not be able to focus on the run so much or they will be in a world of hurt. Florida, SC, and Tennessee all have to play Alabama this year. South Carolina will surely lose to one of: Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, or Auburn. We just need to win out, which I think we can do, and beat Florida, which will be a crapshoot this year…

Jake

September 11th, 2010
9:56 pm

UGA looked soft, under-conditioned and unmotivated. And the only way to explain the play-calling is that Bobo bet the mortgage on South Carolina.

Glad yall have richt and bobo

September 11th, 2010
9:57 pm

no nc title ever. woof woof

tdog

September 11th, 2010
10:00 pm

It is going to be a looooooong saeason

LilburnDawg

September 11th, 2010
10:09 pm

Look folks. We do not have the proper personel yet to run the 3-4 defense. The engine of the 3-4 is the nose and 2 middle linebackers. Tyson is way under sized to play nose at 290 lbs. Our mike backers Robinson, Dent, and Dowtin are all under 225 pounds. That ain’t gonna cut it. Look at Alabama’s Donta Hightower. 6′4 260. Thats what a 3-4 mike is supposed to look like. If you noticed Lattimore ran straight at us mostly. We are real soft in the middle.

Rick

September 11th, 2010
10:10 pm

Same game with SCU as for the past 4 years. Same coach, same game.

You dawg folks need a coaching change.

I was a dawg fans for about 40 years but am now a fan of GSU where I graduated.

I worry about you guys. This program is going nowhere in a hurry.

dejavu

September 11th, 2010
10:11 pm

Dawggonnit

September 11th, 2010
10:13 pm

OldFan, your comment is Spot On brother! I saw NOpassion what so ever in our players today. We need a big spark and it has nothing to do with changing the colors of the uniforms like years past. Someone has got to step up and light a fire under these boys asses or it’s going to be a LOOONG season. Regardless, I still love my Dawgs and have to stick with’em. GOOOO DAWGS, re-group and GATA! True fans will agree!!!

Kooter Brown

September 11th, 2010
10:15 pm

I hope the last thing said about our next coach is(HE’S A NICE GUY). I want a jerk that can coach. Saban, Myer, Spurrier, Muschamp maybe

benchRambo

September 11th, 2010
10:20 pm

#18 Rambo tackled like a girl playing flag football. How he was not benched during the game is surprising. If he starts next week, then that will let you know what type of personnel this team has. Very poor tackling throughout the entire game.

mook

September 11th, 2010
10:25 pm

FIRE BOBO YESTERDAY

KEUKADAWG

September 11th, 2010
10:25 pm

Someone earlier made the comment that things changed with Georgia football a few years ago. I agree ! I’m not sure how to specifically describe it, but it seems to be plain old toughness. The kind of feeling that you knew we were going to man up to our opponent and beat him/them through being tougher than the other guy. We seem to finesse tackle, we hit and bounce off without stopping the runner. Our opponents yards after initial contact must lead the nation. As I stated, I’m not sure what to call it, but a simple lack of toughness seems partially to blame. Lack of toughness and an inability to defeat our opponent man to man. (i guess it’s harder in a zone).

virginia dog

September 11th, 2010
10:27 pm

Richt is a nice guy, and everyone knows where nice guys finish. it is time for CMR to step down and follow his calling to preach.
i am not joking… he is a good guy and coaching 90 thugs is just not suited for him. these modern athletes only understand fear and intimidation.

Andy Lanier

September 11th, 2010
10:31 pm

All this game shows is that our players need to stay out of trouble so they will be at all the practices and games so when the whistle blows they will be ready– There needs to be player leadership in the locker-room==Coaches can’t do it all!

dawgster

September 11th, 2010
10:34 pm

Its just one game folks…still a long season, however with that being said, i do agree with some of the comments, as far as Rambo, well, anyone taking a hit like he did last season probably is a little shy, but unfortunately Div 1 football demands that kind of aggessiveness and i’m sure when they look at the film our DC will evaluate his play along with others…our new DC will be fine…our problem is with our OC, Coach Bobo, who i also like and respect, but does not use our available playmakers to the best of our ability…I not calling for his firing, lets see how the season goes, but if we continue to waste the talent we have, especially at tight end and the receiving corp, then you have to take a long look at lack of offense especiallly in short yardage..Of course Coach Bobo can’t block for the RB’s they should be seasoned enought and that is suppose to be a strength of our team..I didn’t see that today nor did i really see it last week in the run game very much against an weaker opponent…Where is the use of the tight ends, screen passes, etc…I’m usually a big defender of the coaching staff, but i admit i am becoming very discouraged, an although its just one game, some of these smae issues we have had for several seasons now…go dawgs and beating Ark is a must

MyView

September 11th, 2010
10:43 pm

I don’t usually bang on play calling, but on several plays today I found myself questioning the offenses play calling. Why does it take a loss for us to realize that we may as well let Murray play? You have to figure that the conservative approch would get you beat eventually. Let him play and see what you have.

the tide is in

September 11th, 2010
10:46 pm

CMR is a good man and has won 2 SEC titles and …………

Man Enough

September 11th, 2010
10:46 pm

Spot on Bill. While so many people were saying we couldn’t tackle (which was true) the D did hold them to 17pts which I normally would say we would have won. The tackling was an issue but I’m more concerned with the play calling. This game had the same feel as last years debacle is Stillwater. No spark, no passion, no intensity. After last weeks game (even being who it was against) I still expected more fire. Although I did see this coming after CMR got so upset with Murray’s run. I was afraid the Richt would essentially hand cuff (no pun intended) Murray. I will be at next weeks game and right now I’m not that excited about going after todays game. I hate to say that but it’s how I feel. That should change by Saturday though. But if CMR and CMB dont let Murray open up more we will be in trouble, IMO. I dont want to see him get hurt, but he needs to be able to play his game. That’s what got him here right?

Man Enough

September 11th, 2010
10:49 pm

On another note, I did catch myself predicting when we would run or not, it just seemed obvious to me, and I’ve never coached. Just saying.

Sam

September 11th, 2010
10:50 pm

The team I saw out there today had no heart whatsoever. Pure laziness… Murray looked good despite the play calling by Bobo. We have a great QB in the making here folks, all we need is the coaches to take the reigns off and let him play. The D stunk it up today and the O line was pathetic. How can you have a game this big and just lay down the entire time?! If we were this bad today, I shudder to think what we are going to look like next week against Arkansas. Hopefully the appeal will take place his week and AJ will be allowed to play. That is our only chance of coming away with a win. If not, it’s going to be a long day.

Sad Richards

September 11th, 2010
10:54 pm

The Mark Richt era is over. Im tired of the Boys Home in Athens and the coddling of players with no discipline. Looks like CMR has got fat and happy. We seem to no matter who we play UGA just cant knock someone off the ball in short yardage situations. It wasnt very encouraging today even though Murray did ok. Blame rests on CMR and Bobo.

It's the tackling dummy!

September 11th, 2010
11:04 pm

Poor tackling today just like the Georgia defenses of the past three years. The only improvement in the defense I saw today was that we didn’t have any personal file penalties for hitting players after they are five yards out of bounds or throwing punches at the opponents OL because we can’t get to the quarterback. We did get our standard blocking in the back penalties on punt returns though.

Shawn

September 11th, 2010
11:04 pm

I want to see some smash mouth football. I want to see players out there with heart and who want to win. This pathetic bunch (aside from Murray and special teams) deserved to lose today. We still have a chance to win out but it’s going to be tough unless this team gets it together and plays hard nosed football.

OldBallCoach

September 11th, 2010
11:16 pm

Losing to a really good team on the road in the SEC……It ain’t the end of the world people. I think the loss of #8 had a bigger impact on this game than the defense or the fumble.

TC

September 11th, 2010
11:21 pm

We are on the road to under-achievement once again. Where do I start???? Offensively, I think its safe to say that Murray is a player but our O-line (which should be our strength) can’t run block. I’m tired of the excuses (B. Jones said they were a little rusty last week). That is what camp is for!!! It seems as if our O-line doesn’t wake up until mid-season. Back to Murray…take the handcuffs off the kid Bobo. Open the playbook. Defensively…TACKLE SOMEBODY!!!!!. I like Grantham and the attitude he brings, but lack of fundamentals will get you beat everytime. And Coach Richt…how about a little passion for the game!!!

Realistic Dawg Fan

September 11th, 2010
11:21 pm

You can’t beat anyone in the SEC if you can’t score a TD. As bad as the tackleing was we still held them to 17 and made 3 trips inside the red zone with 6 points to show for it. Our offense lost this game not the defense although they can play better.

We played very tentitive and that is coaching. Who would you rather have calling your plays… Steve Spurrier or Mike Bobo. That was the difference in the game.

Ed

September 11th, 2010
11:25 pm

Since when did South Carolina become a good team? They haven’t been really good since Lou Holtz went 10-3 and won the Outback Bowl. Too many people on this site are trying to excuse a beating by pretending that South Carolina is that other USC all of a sudden. Newsflash: They’re still South Carolina, they’ll lose about 5 games this season, and Georgia continues to be tentative, flat, and uninspired under Mark Richt.

SOS Dawg

September 11th, 2010
11:27 pm

open the play book ? Hell this is the same crap for years now and Im sick of it. Fire Bobo

Ed

September 11th, 2010
11:27 pm

And stop blaming the freakin’ assistant coaches. They have a boss named Mark Richt, and the buck stops with him.

North Shores Dawg

September 11th, 2010
11:27 pm

BILL, Mark Richt is the FIELD GOAL DADDY! He and Bobo hate touchdowns. Can someone please explain why we’re scared to throw the ball in the red zone?
Can anyone believe we ran that pathetic wildcat mess 3 times in one drive . . . it was the same dern play!!!
Anytime a portion of an Alabama practice, workout, etc is shown it’s clear why our staff just doesn’t measure up. There’s just a level of intesity they maintain while we keep our “feel good” program stuck in the early 90s
I’M TIRED OF OUR COACHING STAFF/PROGRAM WASTING MY TIME & THE TALENT THEY RECRUIT AND BY THE WAY I DIDN’T WASTE JUST 3 HOURS ON SATURDAY, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT ALL WEEK – THE ANTICIPATION OF SEEING OUR TEAM PLAY, AND THIS IS WHAT IS DELIVERED? EVERYONE HAS A BAD PLAY, QTR, BUT THE WHOLE DERN GAME? MIKE BOBO IS IN OVER HIS HEAD. TAKE THE NAME OUT OF THIS LIST THAT DOESN’T BELONG: WILLIE MARTINEZ, JOE COX, RICHARD SAMUEL, BRYAN EVANS, MIKE BOBO . . . HOW ABOUT: JOE BIDEN, NANCY PELOSI, BARNEY FRANK, AL GORE? GET THE POINT???

Fire BOO BOO the baby maker

September 11th, 2010
11:29 pm

This guy is a clown. Should have left with Willie.

Dawg 39

September 11th, 2010
11:40 pm

IF i was the UGA OC I would have gone into the game believing the only way to win was to run the ball, control the clock, & keep Garcia & Lattiimore off the Field. Actually that it what USC did. Less than 3 YPC for us. It was not the play calling, it was the lack of execution. We also lost to the best team we will play this year.My preseason opinion.
The only answer now is to let the passing attack open up the running game. Turn Murray loose. Finally us not having A.J. is the equivalent of them not having Lattimore. This will turn out to be a very good Dawg team. It just might take us a couple of games to find out where our strengths are. Right now it is not the OL & I thought it would be.

Ray Goff

September 11th, 2010
11:41 pm

I think CMR and BooBoo are more clueless than me!

sc dawg fan

September 11th, 2010
11:45 pm

you cant really blame the defense for that loss. sure we couldnt stop latimore but they only score 17 points. the problem is with bobo. the entire game it was like we had 2 plays: run up the middle or throw deep. horrible play calling.

popabear

September 11th, 2010
11:50 pm

Will someone please tell me where this o-line that was supposed to be so great was today?
What happened to the improved more agressive “D” ?
Why were the (coaches???) worried that our freshman QB couldn’t perform on the road ? He was one of the few bright spots
We were a pretty pathetic bunch today on both sides of the ball for the most part. Poor fundamentals , poor coaching, a really disapointing showing by a dawg team that was supposed to be improved . Kind of reminded me of last years team an awful lot . Better get better fast or it’s gonna be a very long season !!!

UGA needs an enema

September 11th, 2010
11:56 pm

This was the same crap of the offense underachieving as usual against South Carolina.

SouthGADawg

September 11th, 2010
11:57 pm

Saying Lattimore is a “special back” does not cover it. At sub 4.3 40 speeds, he is a load in a hurry at the line of scrimmage. He also has the instinct to slip or avoid the full blow of first contact which coupled with his size and speed at the point of attack allows him to run through tackles. The USC oline also kept the larger defenders off of him allowing him to deal with smaller dbacks and some backers. He is the perfect zone running back with great vision. At the very least, he’s another Ingram. He is going to make a lot of defenses look like poor tacklers this year and in seasons to come. Our Dawgs were just out manned today. As hard a pill as it is to swallow, this was in truth, the game to measure the Dawgs and they measured up as middle of the pack SEC again. On the bright side, they were beaten and did not beat themselves. That alone will translate into more wins than last season especially with AJ back.

Savannah Dawg

September 12th, 2010
12:00 am

Just got back from game.

Extremely disappointed with: 1)playcalling (too many examples to point out one; watch the game and you will know what I mean) 2)tackling 3) Off line-supposed to be best in nation, all played together for years, etc. etc. etc.

We cannot buy a 3rd and 2 but we cannot stop a 3rd and 12!

Will need to watch more to determine if we are that bad or So Car is that good; suspect some of both, but what is evident is that they are much better than we are.

Can’t stand Spurrier but must admit he outcoached us big time today. Give him credit. We don’t get the most out of our weapons, but feel Spurrier maximizes his. We did not have two players who could stop Lattimore; he would twist and fall for 3-4 yards. Ealy would be stopped dead in his tracks. When does the offensive line show up?

As pointed out earlier, is our offense so complicated that young players cannot learn it and would have to ride the bench, but Lattimore looked like a Jr or Sr.

But what do we know? Even though I have been in “the arena”, I have never been in the football arena.

Will still go to all the games including away games. Just a cold splash of reality and disappointment. Maybe some of our rivals who troll on these blogs are correct that we always have unrealistic expectations and inaccurate assessments of our abilities.

Jonathan

September 12th, 2010
12:02 am

Yes the jackets lost… but we scored touchdowns and it was obvious we left many points on the field… not bad for a “High School” offense… Hey how did that “BoBO” Offense do today??? What was that head line not even a touchdown… Are you serious??? A power house like UGA didnt even score??? Good thing they dont run a “High School” offense…. lets hear all the excuses…. there are none for GaTech we got beat and shouldnt have… The SEC east is wide open for the first time in years…and UGA is already deep in the hole… and its only week 2!!!

turkeycaller

September 12th, 2010
12:04 am

It is early in the season with only two games to judge this team by. SC is a pretty good football team on both sides of the ball. I do think Lattimore is the finest freshman running back I have seen in a long time. He is quick to hit the hole, fast when there is any opening, has good moves and is one hard driving back. He appears to be a very special player and quite a workhorse. We didn’t pursue as well as I thought we would and that along with both missed and weak tackling attempts sort of busted my hopes of the defense being considerably better. SC appeared bigger and stronger on both sides of the ball. We appeared to be moving in sand a great deal of the day. SC came to play and came after us. UGA appeared a little hesitant throughout the game on offense and defense. I sort of feel the OL didn’t fire off the ball because of the movement penalties against LL. After two games it looks to me like they are better at pass protection than providing running room of any duration. Murray and the offense were never allowed to maintain any flow and rythm before the playcalling would take them away from what they were moving the ball with. Hell, I know I could in no way coach but think about how we stifled the offense all day. That little quick out pass for 8 to 10 yards was there. We completed several plays with it and SC appeared to be willing to almost concede it because they knew we would still try running off the guards and tackles. Two pass attempts hurt us alot. One was third down and 8 or 9 yards to go. We try to throw a deep pass and SC knew it was coming and we had to punt. That little quick out took a backseat in lieu of a long pass attempt. Another time we tried to throw it deep on first down and then run Ealey up the gut on second and third down. SC knew it was coming. The playcalling was predictable as usual. I thought the coaches stated they were trying to keep Murray on safe ground. What they did was essentially put him in third and medium to long situations the entire game with no hint of going with what was working. SC struggled at times trying to run Lattimore but they were smart enough to keep going with what was working more often than not. I felt for Murray because it was as plain as the big nose on my face that we played ultra conservative then tried some ill advised long lobs down the field. I actually could tell when it was coming. This consistently took us out of any flow we were establishing. The OL showed me no more than the previous week. We absolutely don’t fire off the ball and keep driving. We move two steps back instead of forward. We are not big and strong enough on both lines. Defense and ball control will win you some games. If we don’t trust Murray enough to let him run this offense then why in God”s name even have him in there? It seems for several years we can’t find that sensible middle ground between being out of control or too retained. Maybe we get better….

DawgByte

September 12th, 2010
12:05 am

Janathan –

GT lost. A loss is a loss. Don’t come over and try and make yourself feel better. We lost to a top 25 team. You lost to a Kansas team that lost to a division two school the week before. How pathetic is that? Face it you guys suck.

Just a thought...

September 12th, 2010
12:06 am

Yeah, let Murray play, turn him loose…let him get his head knocked off…then what?

E N Z Y M E S

September 12th, 2010
12:09 am

corninmypooh –

you win best post in my book, you made some great points

Jonathan

September 12th, 2010
12:10 am

DawgByte…. we scored.. and should have scored more.. that USC team that whipped the dawgs today… lost to UCONN…. so is the Big East really better than the middle of the road SEC teams?

Jonathan

September 12th, 2010
12:11 am

I agree the Jackets looked terrible… looks like both teams will be unranked by the time we play

Savannah Dawg

September 12th, 2010
12:12 am

Jonathan, go get yourself committed.

DawgByte

September 12th, 2010
12:14 am

Dawg Fans -

I know it’s only the second game of the season, but it’s time we all get prepared for a repeat of 2009. This team is not nearly as talented as we think they are. Our OL STILL can’t run block. The playing calling was once again WAY too conservative and the Willie Martinez anti-tackling virus still courses through our defenses veins. SC has more talent than UGA and it showed today. We will have our hands full with the Hawgs next week and quite frankly I don’t expect the outcome to be much different than today. Hell, even Miss. St. is going to be hard for us to beat. Something is significantly wrong in Athens. It starts with recruiting continues with coaching and ends with EFFORT. We got whipped by a team that clearly wanted to win more than UGA. I don’t like that one bit.

Jonathan

September 12th, 2010
12:14 am

Hey Im just saying… I dont see anything that speciall about the SEC beyond Bama…I think they are the only team that could give the Sooners and Buckeyes a run for their money… Everyone else in the SEC is lucky they dont have TCU or Boise State on schedule…

Jonathan

September 12th, 2010
12:15 am

Not to mention… Utah… of course Im sure Bama fans could tell you all about that

rincon dawg

September 12th, 2010
12:20 am

I remember a few years ago when everybody said let bobo call the plays. Son of a dog is right. Same offense every game. Ctg will fix this problem. Richt has to call the plays. Were very young everywhere except the ol we should run block much better. Everything is capable of being fixed just don’t know if richt can do it.

Corninmypooh

September 12th, 2010
12:23 am

Thanks ENZYMES -

It’s hard not to look around at other teams and see the make-up of their players compared to ours. Rodney Garner has become too comfortable and is not thinking outside of the box. There’s more to football than just speed. The best linebacker in the country last year was a true freshman at Boston College – a white boy that was lights out. Hell he had arms like toothpicks, but could play like nobody’s business. I’ve played sports (football and basketball) with the bros and as soon as the heat in the kitchen starts getting hot they start talkin smack, turning on each other and utlimately give up. I’ve seen it scores of times. I’m not saying get rid of our players, but our D could use one or two corn fed white boys from the midwest that bring the leather play after play and provide leadership.

DawgByte

September 12th, 2010
12:28 am

SC lost to UConn… LAST YEAR!!! In case you haven’t heard they recruited Marcus Lattimore, the number two RB in the country and the kid is pretty damn good. I’d like to see UConn beat SC next week. Trust me it wouldn’t happen. Spurrier has put together a team that will challenge Florida for the SEC East title if they can keep it together and not implode, as usual. SC would also destroy Tech, who has a completely one dimensional office and a very suspect defense. Al Groh needs to retire in Miami where the shuffle boarding is good.

DawgByte

September 12th, 2010
12:30 am

PS – I don’t imagine we’ll be seeing many Vol fans on the board tonight. They got pasted by the Quacks.

hind tit

September 12th, 2010
12:36 am

take away lattimore we win 6 to0 and everybody would be singing the praises of cmr. this is how fickle so called ga fans are. why do you people think we wanted him so bad. this kids gona run over and through a lot of teams in his three years at s.c. and will win against some good team. did you people really think uga. would come out and stomp every team they play. they made a huge change on defensive side of the ball. changed all the coaches and style of play. this is going to take time and it’s not going to come over night. we had no running game and that’s not bobo’s fault. he don’t block for the ball carrier.the line coach does well on pass blocking but he’s not to hot on run blocking and it’s hard to call plays if they know what you are going to do because you can’t run the ball. butler didn’t look like the same guy this year as last. line drives and no hang time the last two games and that hurts. one thing that i seen that i hadn’t seen in along time is making ajustment on defense at the half giving up just 3 points in last half. that hasn’t happened in a long time. the tide wasn’t that good year before last after making all their changes and they turned out all right. give them enough time and support to get better. rome wasn’t built in a day they had a night shift.

bufbox

September 12th, 2010
12:46 am

I disagree.. Ealey’s fumble was the turning point in the game for us.. We hadn’t played well on either side of the ball all day… I don’t deny that. But the fumble came early 4th quarter. Lattimore certainly continued to get his yardage afterwards … but all his scoring was in the first half. Suppose Ealey didn’t fumble and we scored to make game 14-13? You state Spurrier had already learned all he had to do was feed it to Lattimore… well, he did feed it to Lattimore.. who never scored again.

UGA needs an enema

September 12th, 2010
12:46 am

hind tit…. weve heard those crap excuses before. take off your rose colored glasses and go to bed.

Dirk Dobber, High School Recruiter

September 12th, 2010
12:48 am

Mr, Boo Boo, thanks for your application, but we do not feel that your coaching skill set measures up to Region 1-AA standards.

lattimore4heisman

September 12th, 2010
12:52 am

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65Dawg

September 12th, 2010
12:53 am

Grantham is no better than Willie and he cossts a whole lot more,

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Reverend Richt

September 12th, 2010
12:57 am

How’s my hair?

Disappointed

September 12th, 2010
1:11 am

I haven’t seen that poor of a defensive effort since, well, last season. Guys standing straight up, not ready for the snap; no aggression off of the ball; no safety play in the run or pass game; the middle of the line caved all day with no LB fill; the worst fundamentals in tackling I have ever seen – like peewee league. I really thought Grantham would dictate to the offense and try to play on the other side of the line of scrimmage rather than try to react all day. Spurrier didn’t need any genius – I could have called that running play all day too. What a joke – UGA used to take prIde in things like toughness and effort and good fundamental defense. Oh yeah, if Bobo ever calls a designed QB run on 3rd and nine again, give him a bus ticket and move on. If you don’t have enough confidence in your qb to throw the ball, why take 100 people to SC to even play – just stay home and forfeit or start kicking fg’s on third down.

George

September 12th, 2010
1:13 am

First dawgie ass whippin of the year is the season opening ceremony as far as I’m concerned. Dawgies need to lose 7 and they can sit their ass home for bowl season.

12-2

September 12th, 2010
1:17 am

LOSS 6-17 South Carolina 2010
LOSS 27-34 Kentucky 2009
LOSS 17-41 Florida 2009
W 34-10 Vanderbilt 2009
LOSS 19-45 Tennessee 2009
W 41-37 South Carolina 2009
W 14-7 South Carolina 2008
W 26-14 Tennessee 2008
W 24-14 Vanderbilt 2008
LOSS 10-49 Florida 2008
W 42-38 Kentucky 2008
LOSS 12-16 South Carolina 2007
LOSS 14-35 Tennessee 2007
W 20-17 Vanderbilt 2007
W 42-30 Florida 2007
W 24-13 Kentucky 2007
W 18-0 South Carolina 2006
LOSS 33-51 Tennessee 2006
LOSS 22-24 Vanderbilt 2006
LOSS 14-21 Florida 2006
LOSS 20-24 Kentucky 2006

LOSING RECORD FIVE (5) YEARS VS SEC EAST 10-11

There has only been 1 opponent in SEC East for Georgia last 5 years.

North Dakota State beat Kansas last week, and Georgia is now measured by what we do to a team who cannot even beat Kansas the following week ?

On top of all of this, we ALSO are # 2 in Fulmer Cup over the last FIVE (5) YEARS too.

12-2

September 12th, 2010
1:19 am

We spent the entire off-season being arrested / suspended AGAIN.

We were NOT ANY MORE READY to play South Carolina today than we have been to play any of The SEC East teams the last 5 consecutive years now. On offense today, we were 3 of 11 on 3rd down conversions and for the 39 th time in 9 years and 2 games we FAILED to score more than 2 touchdowns again today. We have lost 28 of those 39 games in the Coach Richt Era where we don’t score more than 2 touchdowns.

-0- Touchdowns today.

Nice.

Real Nice Offense there Mike Bobo and your uninspired play calls.

I see we threw -0- passes to Branden Smith today.

We were NEVER in this game.

NEVER.

Georgia’s “Offense” started out slowly, sputtered, and then petered out altogether.

There are clearly 25 other teams better than Georgia, this now 10 Coach Richt Seasons.

12-2

September 12th, 2010
1:20 am

Please Coddle the players, Coddle Coach Richt, Coddle Mike Bobo, Coddle the Administration for allowing this to CONTINUE UNABATED for 5 years now in a Row.

Next Season, after this season – NOW OVER – we will have LOST 15 seniors and 4-5 juniors after this season.

So, it ain’t going to be any better next year.

Let’s have some more players ARRESTED / SUSPENDED tonight please. Obviously, we need to be out on the town, CELEBRATING to quote Bill King.

How many games do you expect to win scoring -0- Touchdowns ?

B.S. Coach Richt on your B.S. Offense, your B.S. EXCUSES, your B.S. FORGIVENESS, and B.S. on all your National Championship Arrests / Suspensions.

You cannot be the 7h best Coach in America with 20 teams with MORE WINS than you over the last 5 years.

You’ve LOST IT Coach Richt, and WHERE YOU HAVE LOST IT is on OFFENSIVE PLAY-CALLING, OFFENSIVE RECRUITING, and LACK OF DISCIPLINE.

Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Auburn, LSU, and South Carolina are ALL better teams than Georgia in his Year 10 of this Regime, marked by 5 good years and then what we have endured these 2nd Five Years of the Coach Richt Era. Bottom HALF of The SEC 2010. And a LOSING RECORD to SEC East the last 5 years, when there only was 1 opponent.

We should secede from The SEC and join the Lousy ACC where we can beat nobody teams. Imagine, 39 football games of The Coach Richt Era where we have NOT scored more than 2 touchdowns and LOST 28 of those.

We are SO GREAT on offense.

fan

September 12th, 2010
1:25 am

thank you bill king

12-2

September 12th, 2010
1:44 am

Savannah Dawg,

No, what is going to happen is that we will have the same Bible-Thumping posters in here telling us how great we are.

10-11 vs SEC East last 5 years now

rincon dawg

September 12th, 2010
1:56 am

Maybe bobo should get play calling for dummies. Wait a minute he’s already using it.

McDawg

September 12th, 2010
2:35 am

O-Line suxs-i said it before-i wil believe it when i see it and didn’t see it- A. Murray was more than fine-the rest of the cast was terrible-do we have any depth at O-Line that can step up- G-Glenn was just awful

McDawg

September 12th, 2010
2:37 am

and no desire no pride no heart

76-DAWG

September 12th, 2010
3:49 am

Well it’s time to get rid of Bobo. He just doesn’t have what it take to be a successful coordinator. He said it’s time to let Murray do his thing. Why the hell did you wait until after the game.
If UGA had Lattimore on our team and if he would have even played by now he certainly wouldn’t have run the ball 37 time , even if our opponent couldn’t stop him. That the difference in a great coach like Spurrier and CMR who is satisfied winning 8 games. How many times did Bobo and CMR have something working on the field last year but after having a lot of success in lets say the 1st quarter with a particular play never even run it the rest of the game.
When something is working and your opponent can’t stop it, you need to run it that much more until the other team proves they can stop your success. That’s the difference in a good coach vs. a great coach. Get with the program CMR but 1st dismiss Bobo and be the coordinator yourself for the rest of the year.

Brian

September 12th, 2010
5:10 am

Corninmypooh-
A whiteboy from Boston College was the best linebacker in the country..really?!
The best linebacker in the country last year was Rolando Mcclain by far. Why is it always up to the white guy to provide leadership? Last time I checked football was a team game. I do agree with you about leadership within the team,I just respectly disagree when it involves race. Its not always the black guys fault when things dont go right.

crap sandwich

September 12th, 2010
5:12 am

Look, SC had a better game plan and coaching today. How do you beat the 3/4? It is basic, run between the guard and tackle. SC did it at will all day. How do you stop Georgia’s offense? Just let Bobo do it for you.

Destin Dawg

September 12th, 2010
7:31 am

predictable, conservative playing calling …ex. no roll outs.. pass to TE’s once in awhile.. no trickeration… O line can’t run block (for several years now)… put your best players in… ex… give Malcome a shot if King is hurt ?? put Ogletree in if Rambo is loafing… I’m tried of defending CMR to my WIFE !!!

Sugarbritches

September 12th, 2010
7:32 am

“I really don’t know why you can’t ever win,”
Fire BOBO NOW – Nothing to Lose
September 11th, 2010

I believe we did yesterday sir, or ma’mm as the case may be.

Just got beat

September 12th, 2010
8:09 am

I love how whenever Ga. loses we hear the “we didn’t use all of our playbook” or we held back. The truth is that Ga. was beaten by a better team on Saturday, better coached, better prepared, and just as talented. Ga. fans don’t want to admit it, but this was the reality. Kid yourselves if you want to about holding back, but it was a pure and simple ” ” whipping and real fans know it. The Dawgs never led or threatened to take the lead. You just flat out got beat.

kevin

September 12th, 2010
8:14 am

freshman year groin, sophmore year shoulder, junior year 4 games stupid decision. you owe us another year AJ

BuckeyeDawg

September 12th, 2010
8:18 am

COuld have sworn I heard Richt say on the pregame radio show, “Caleb warmed up good. He should play.” However, in the post game interview, he said, “I didn’t see him warm up.”

Did he or didn’t he?

BuckeyeDawg

September 12th, 2010
8:19 am

Just go beat – you are EXACTLY right.

Eddie

September 12th, 2010
8:36 am

This just in: Lattimore has scored again.

12-2

September 12th, 2010
8:59 am

Every game where Caleb King, # 1 Football Player in the State of Georgia and either the # 3 or the # 4 best running back in the United States of America has 1 yards total or fewer, we lose.

So, I saw 1 numbnuts determine therefore that Caleb King is GREAT – as a result of this fact.

Since 2007 Caleb King has COST us all those games because he is a pretty boy, not tough, always saying Coach I don’t feel good and even tol Ken Malcome as soon as Ken got here that playing tailback at UGA is no fun and a grind.

Jordan

September 12th, 2010
8:59 am

Mark

September 12th, 2010
9:02 am

Spot on…. basically texted my daughter at UGA the same observations….. horrible tackling, not enough hats on the ball…. Rambo needs to sit…. Take the gloves off…. Murray can flat out play…. It’s going to sink in at some point…. MR is just an observer…. like he’s above it all…. flatliner….

Pago Pago Dawg

September 12th, 2010
9:02 am

Did you notice the “passion” on the SC side vs the “no passion” on the UGA (coaches/players) side! Sad…..

c0ck-O-mite

September 12th, 2010
9:06 am

I’m obviously still gleaming from the win, but in the back of my mind I know we didn’t defeat a real UGA game. Had Green been on the field everything coach would have done would have been entirely different. I didn’t quite understand Richt’s decision to tie Murray down that first half of ball either. He looked amazing last weekend and will prove to be one of UGA’s best in the future. This is the best team we have had in decades and yet we still needed a fumble recovery to seal the deal. UGA will be just fine. I’m just happy we never play you guys at the end of the season.

Go c0cks!!!!!

Jim

September 12th, 2010
9:09 am

Bill,

With everything remaining constant; no Green, new defense, what have you, what really cost us the game was Richt’s bonehead decision to attempt to hide and baby Murray for the entire first half instead of turing him loose and allowing him to play his style of ball. It was obvious he and Bobo had brainwashed the kid this past week during practice demanding him not to use his feet anymore. He could have gotten 3 or 4 first downs himself easily. This was an idiotic decision and could have very well cost us the division.

roughrider

September 12th, 2010
9:09 am

The Dawgs were outplayed on the field on offense, defense and coaching. The best team won. Congratulations to SC and the old ball coach.

topcat803

September 12th, 2010
9:12 am

why don’t you ga fans understand, that you just got whipped. Even if you had scored a td, when the fumble happened, there is no guarantee that you would have gotten the 2 points. Carolina has one of the best defense in the nation. they also have a good runing back to take the load off the qb.Only time will tell how sc will finish this year.

hahahahahahhaa!!!!!

September 12th, 2010
9:14 am

Bill if you get paid for this blog then I deserve a cut. You basically just repeated, WORD FOR WORD, everything I said on here last night.

@ topcat803

September 12th, 2010
9:15 am

How is your Nesbitt Heisman campaign coming along there, chief?

Buckeye

September 12th, 2010
9:15 am

I knew Ealy was a punk and a thug when he spit on a Weslyean player during the Class A championship a couple years back. Wesleyan won…….with class.

Elliot

September 12th, 2010
9:16 am

roughrider,

I wouldn’t go as far as saying the “best” team won. Clearly the more veteran team won and they also had a coaching staff that actually let their team play. If anything, the smartest coaching staff won.

too funny

September 12th, 2010
9:17 am

now the bugs are pretending to be Suckeye fans? This is classic!!!

gadawg

September 12th, 2010
9:18 am

Thomp – You apply for the HC job and see if you can do any better. If you;re a parent you know that you cannot control kids 24/7. The arrest make headlines because the AJC and local news media want them too. Coaxhes do not play the game. Players play they execute.

We are way too conservative in play calling. Too predictable. Richt and Bobo need to let Murray loose.

I keep tellin' ya

September 12th, 2010
9:21 am

I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it. Richt is being paid under the table by an uber-rich Tech alumnus, and/or alumni. He has made losing very winnable games into an art form. What coach in his right mind would think playing NOT to win, while attaching a 20 pound medicine ball to the ankle of his qb would really end in victory? I mean seriously…..

Wake up Dawg nation!!!

Pago Pago Dawg

September 12th, 2010
9:23 am

This is easy…no coaching….no passion……no wins!

brett

September 12th, 2010
9:26 am

Yes, Green not being there cost us the game because SC knew Richt would be so f’n ultra conservative with his freshman QB if he didn’t have the best receiver in the nation out there to throw it to. And hey guess what…he was right.

tide roll

September 12th, 2010
9:31 am

Bill!? who in the heck was No. 73 for S. Carolina. I think it was ROKE WATKINS, a 6′4″ 320lb. OG from Fairburn, GA. Talk about dominant! I thought JAMES CARPENTER from Augusta, GA. and Chance Warmack from Atlanta, GA. who play OT and OG for the Tide looked awsome! Also, Jujuan James from N. Gwinnett in the state of GEORGIA started for UT at OT. as a freshman. He’ll be an All-American . Dawg fans get ready for Ray Dominguez from Bainbridge, GA. He’s a three year starter at OT for Arkansas who brings it! Good move on Bean Anderson. Chris Davis and Tanner Strickland are so much better. Gid rid of Bobo and Searles and fire Richt if he ever hires another “good ole boy” Roll Tide

Snoop Dawg

September 12th, 2010
9:33 am

Dawgs have lost the Mean.

The team looked like a ball of overcooked spaghetti out there.

Da Preacha Man’s aloof demeanor on the field is to blame.

Bobo’s got to go. A high school kid could come up with a better game plan. We’d have been much better off just letting the freshman quarterback call the plays on the field. How long must this BS go on?

The Dawgs have no dedication to Team or half of them would have gotten themselves suspended. AJ Green is a disgrace. If he needed the money that much, I’d have given him some… So is Waushaun Ealey. If his head had been in the game and on the field instead of breaking the law perhaps he could concentrate. Same with the rest of em.

We are the laughing stock of the SEC. They call us the Thugs, and for good reason. Where is the discipline and team dedication? Did you see the comment that UGA VIII needs a prison stripe sweater? That’s just sad.

I like Grantham. He’s in a bad situation as his MO calls for a disciplined and dedicated team. Until we get a real ball coach and someone who can come up decent play calling, you’d bettter get used to mediocrity with one of the most talented teams in the nation—AGAIN.

the joys of being a Dawg fan!!

September 12th, 2010
9:38 am

Now we’ll get to watch UGA and Richt coming home next weekend and playing like they did in the second half of the SC game for the entire game against the Razorbacks and watch them defeat a highly ranked Arkansas team; which will only leave us all to wonder “what if” Richt had gotten the memo before the start of the SC game.

What a headcase!!!

bingo tide roll

September 12th, 2010
9:40 am

if UGA, and Tech for that matter, would put the lockdown on top recruits, then none of our bordering neighbors (minus Florida of course) would have any success of their own.

Jared

September 12th, 2010
9:43 am

I would have been just fine with losing yesterday had I felt confident that Richt and his staff did everything they possibly could to win that game given the circumstances of no AJ. But the fact that it is obviously clear to us all that Richt and Bobo had mentally strapped Murray into a straightjacket and tied his ankles together for that entire first half leaves me with a very bitter taste in my mouth.

Thanks for gifting wrapping yet another loss for us coach.

Snoop Dawg

September 12th, 2010
9:44 am

I cannot believe that we are paying Richt $3M per year and the Bulldawg Nation is so submissive about it. DON’T YOU CARE ABOUT GETTING A LITTLE VALUE FOR THE MONEY? That equates to a tax of about $100 per student per year just to have this idiot posing for the cameras and striving for mediocrity.

Snoop Dawg

September 12th, 2010
9:46 am

If there is anyone in the Bulldog Nation who supports Mike Bobo, I’m calling you out right now. I challenge you to come out of the closet and stand before us.

common sense

September 12th, 2010
9:49 am

Guys, calm down and use your heads. South Carolina is not a good team. You really think a one dimensional team like that is going to run the table? Get real!!! Look at how they struggled at home against a horrible brand new defense that couldn’t tackle if their lives depended on it and against a coach that for whatever insane reason refused to allow his qb to play for an entire half!! No, SC will lose several games this year, which means UGA is still very much in this if their defense comes around and Richt stops sabotages his own team.

BlawgDawg

September 12th, 2010
9:50 am

Why can’t we get a head coach and an offensive coordinator with as much common sense as Snoop Dawg. Get the ouija board out and let’s recall the spirit of Erk. It’s the only way this poorly coached chain gang has any hope of winning. Oh yeah…how about waterboarding the next idiot with an idea like a black out!!!

wow!!!

September 12th, 2010
9:56 am

Man, what kind of mess has Aaron Murray gotten himself into? Not only does he have to compete against tough SEC defenses very weekend, but he clearly has to battle his own idiotic coaching staff as well.

Unbelievable.

BlawgDawg

September 12th, 2010
9:56 am

Did anybody else notice that the preachaman was not looking his usual svelt seff? I guess he’s self-medicating his stress of getting the axe by strapping on the spoons and getting after the Ben & Jerry’s…

D-wood

September 12th, 2010
10:06 am

Did I watch a different game than most of the idiots on this blog? Are you really comparing this years defense to last years? We gave up 17 points , had 4 sacks, and caused 1 fumble. This is with a new scheme, new staff, and 2 games in? I think Grantham is doing a good job. Didn’t we give up 35 points to an inferior team last year?

The problem is Bobo. He should have been fired with Martinez last year. He play calling is horrific. We finally get our freshman quarterback in a rhythm in the 2nd half and you decide to run the wildcat twice? Why? Are you trying to disrupt his confidence?

This will be a good team by years end but we will never be top tier with Bobo. He is in over his head and should have never been given the job. I just hope Richt realizes this before it cost him his job.

And Tech fan, please don’t compare the 2 games. We lost to a ranked SEC opponent on the road. You lost to a team that had lost 9 straight. That high school offense is no longer surprising people, your defense is horrible. Not a good combination. You reached your apex last year. Your messiah, Paul Johnson will be gone within two years. Josh Nesbitt is the best quarterback you will ever have. The 5′10, 165 lb quarterback Johnson recruits will never survive a full season in a major conference(even the ACC). Back to being irrelevant.

ChipperDoodle

September 12th, 2010
10:07 am

I’m beginning to agree. Bobo needs to go. His scheme is predictable, constricted and consistent. Bad combo. Sorry. I like the kid. He’s just not growing with the job.

TazzDawg

September 12th, 2010
10:10 am

I’m all for firing Bobo, however, that won’t change a thing. This is CMR’s offense, his playbook, his play designs. Bobo should go, no question about it.

If you think things will change, they won’t. Not until CMR is gone.

Did anyone sse the Alabama game? Thats how true champions play. UGA will be a second tier SEC team until we get a coach with a killer mindset like Saban has!

CMR is a good man, he ruled the SEC when there were only second tier programs, after Spurrier left FL, before Saban and Cryer. Now that the coaching bar has been set much higher, you see he is out matched as a motivator, strategist and football mind. He will never win a NC, at UGA or anywhere else for that matter. Well maybe in Division 2.

wildbill

September 12th, 2010
10:24 am

I’ll keep this short. With 3 timeouts in less than 5 minutes in the 3rd qtr, it was painfully obvious that the coaches had lost all semblance of coordination and control. And ol fat CMR could hardly hide behind those LcoolJ sunglasses. The word is out. The bullpuppies are there for the picking. No more teachers colleges to beat up on. It is all a facade. Behind the scenes it is just plain ugly. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are more shoes to drop on this ugly cash from agent thingy……..

topcat803

September 12th, 2010
10:31 am

I do root for ga tech, since I was raise in marietta, but I never thought that Nesbet would win the Heisman. Since I lived in Columbia for over 23 years, I believe that Clemson will beat tech. It’s going to be a long year for the ga fan and tech fans.

ga gator

September 12th, 2010
10:32 am

Bobo doesn’t need to go. He is running Richt’s offense. Richt needs to be involved and say we are going to or not going to run certain plays in certain situations. He needs to quit being a CEO and start being a Head Coach.

RedBleeder

September 12th, 2010
10:48 am

I am not a football coach. I am sure that all of the things pointed out in the comments here are not things the UGA coaching staff doesn’t already know. SO FIX IT! As a mere fan, I am not privy to the undercurrents on the team, but I do know this: The team played like they expected to lose anyway, so why play all out. I am a Christian myself, but football is a mean a** game and the best teams play that way. Rambo needs to review some tape of Thomas Davis. I want my Dawgs, win or lose, to make the other team glad the game is over!!

yarddawg

September 12th, 2010
10:48 am

Everybody knows the CMR is’nt going to cut BooBoo loose especially with his 10 kids in five years or something like that. Too many mouths to feed and Mark not going to pull the trigger.

yarddawg

September 12th, 2010
10:53 am

ga gator hit the nail on the head with his last post. We need a GOOD FOOTBALL COACH, not a CEO, or some moral saint pretending to be one, CMR was a good offensive coordinator, but I don’t see the University of Georgia winning a national championship with him

VahiDawg

September 12th, 2010
10:54 am

Bobo hasn’t been able to cut it for the past several years. Richt needs to start calling the plays again if he wants to keep his job. Toss Sweeps would barely work against Collins Hill High School

Ed

September 12th, 2010
12:19 pm

“CMR was a good offensive coordinator, but I don’t see the University of Georgia winning a national championship with him”

Excuse me while I channel Jim Mora:

National championship? Are you kidding me? NATIONAL championship? Don’t talk to me about national championships. I just hope we can win a game. We SUCK.

CG Dawg

September 12th, 2010
2:12 pm

As a big GA supporter, I have never seen so many wussies with a G on their helmet in the entire history of football. Does Richt coach the manhood out of these boys?

old dawg fan

September 12th, 2010
5:13 pm

How long is Adams going to continue to put up with Mark Richt and what he calls Ga. Football?
Yesterday was terrible-Like I said last week on here. Spurier will “out coach” Richt!!! The game was over before it started. Our Defense is weak. Looked like we were scared to tackle or didn’t know what to do??? Offense play calling was typical Bobo. The “Mark Richt” era is time to come to an end.
Would not hurt to change in the middle of the year-it could not get any worse.
GET READY FOR A 4 MAYBE 5 GAME WINNER YEAR!!!!
Maybe our new AD will take some initiative and send Richt back to FSU?????

snotbubble

September 12th, 2010
8:00 pm

Ijust don’t know……we’ve got a lot of work to do. Both O and D….Go Dawgs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tom Dawg

September 12th, 2010
8:21 pm

To Buckeye and Bob, Ealey’s still the best back Georgia’s got. Remember 3 weeks ago he was everybody’s starter. At least he wants to play. And so he fumbled in a crucial situation, he still played better than most of the team. I know ya’ll want Caleb King to be your savior but it ain’t gonna happen, he’s the worst back Georgia’s had in a long time. He should have to repay for his time in college. He’s weak and soft and fumbles more than any back on the team.

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September 13th, 2010
6:37 am

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rob

September 13th, 2010
10:02 am

It doesnt get any more predictable and boring than it was on Saturday. Bobo has got to go. Richt will not fire him. So the blame is got to work it’s way up to CMR. This is pathetic. One day we will recruit someone who is willing to hit and tackle. One day. CMR may not be there but one day.

NO LINDSEY SCOTT,NO 1980 TITLE MUTTS

September 13th, 2010
7:17 pm

YEAH IM GLAD CHRISTIAN RICHT IS A SOFTY AND NICE GUY,THIS IS WHY HE WONT FIRE MIKE BOZO

droopydawg

September 14th, 2010
2:50 pm

“absolutely horrendous tackling all day long”

That actually might be giving them too much credit. We looked SOFT. “Hitman” and Rambo were the two most ironic names our safeties could have the way they played and Christian Robinson looked as overmatched as Bryan Evans used to. Our OLB played ok and the Akeems played ok, but the DTs and DEs were getting driven back to the second level with regularity. Maybe the lack of two-a-days is because Richt and Grantham knew we’d have a bunch of DEF players after practice weeping like school children about their sore wittle muscles.

Embarrassing.