Mark Richt knows a big game when he sees one coming

Mark Richt wants some help Saturday from the normally laid-back Sanford Stadium crowd. (Associated Press)

Mark Richt wants some help Saturday from the normally laid-back Sanford Stadium crowd. (Associated Press)

Some college football observers, including ESPN’s Chris Low, see Saturday’s game against Arkansas as approaching “must-win” status for Georgia. “Football seasons aren’t made to be over by the third week,” Low says. “But if Georgia can’t hold serve at home Saturday against Arkansas, the Bulldogs are looking at the grim likelihood that the 2010 season is over before it ever had a chance to begin.”

Nothing like a bit of “sky is falling” talk in the third week of the season. But I frankly don’t think that’s the case because I believe both South Carolina and Florida will be beatable more than once within conference play this season.

Still, Mark Richt recognizes the magnitude of the game. And then some.

In his Tuesday press conference, Richt put it like this:

“We have a very big game this week. I don’t know how big a game can get, but this is big. We know that and our coaches know it, our players know it, I think the Bulldog nation knows it. It’s big.”

Aside from reminding me of one of Don Knotts’ Barney Fife bits, it was clear Richt appreciates the task that awaits his team this week.

His assessment of the Razorbacks offense is pretty much on the money: “They have a lot of returning starters on both sides of the ball. They are a very, very dangerous offensive football team, it’s very obvious that they are that. They have probably the No. 1 pro prospect at quarterback of anybody in the nation in Ryan Mallett. They have three great receivers coming back. They were all sophomores last year, and I thought they were fantastic last year. They have four returning offensive linemen who are seniors. They are doing that running back by committee right now. Their tight end, D.J. Williams, is a fantastic player, a senior who is very versatile. That is going to be a challenge.”

And he was diplomatic by noting that Arkansas’ defense currently is highly ranked nationally without mentioning that they haven’t really played anybody yet. Closer to the mark was this comment: “They have a bunch of young men who have something to prove, I’m sure, in a Southeastern Conference game.”

Of course, the same applies to Georgia’s defense after what happened in Columbia.

Richt’s bottom line on Saturday: “They are a team that believes they can challenge for the Western Division title, and have very good reason to believe that. It’s going to be a heck of a ballgame. Our fans, we need you if you’re listening. We need you at this game. We need you to be extremely loud when they have the ball, because if we could just get one offensive lineman to jump offsides one time, that might be the difference in a drive continuing or it being stopped. We need all the help we can get in that regard, and it’s going to take everybody to beat this team. They are a really fine team.”

I’d like to believe Richt’s call to arms for the Bulldog fans at Sanford Stadium will produce a wall of sound, but I’m not sure it really will. The students will be loud, but beyond that? This is Arkansas, after all, not one of the traditional rivals that gets the alums’ blood boiling, and other than roaring on key third downs Sanford crowds tend to be a bit laid-back. Still, one can hope.

A couple of other Tuesday comments by Richt caught my eye.

On the development of Aaron Murray as a quarterback: “Coach [Mike] Bobo and I are kind of double-teaming him. We watch everything he does, and he knows that. We’ve tried to not strangle him and not let him do anything. We just basically want him to create some habits that will carry him throughout his entire career, the ball handling, the footwork. … Watching his demeanor and watching him operate and listening to him talk in between series about what did you see and what didn’t you see, he’s very sharp. He’s very aware of what’s going on around him and I think he’s handled it well. It gives us more confidence to allow him to have more plays where the onus is on him to make a play or make a good decision and make a good throw. We’re gaining confidence in Aaron Murray’s ability to really function well in this type of game.”

Does that mean the wraps come off this week?

“I didn’t know if it would be week three or not. If you give a guy too much too soon and then if he fails miserably in his own mind even, if he makes a mistake that costs you the game, sometimes for a brand new guy that’s hard to overcome, the pressure of that. … It’s hard to lose the confidence and then build it back up. It’s better to kind of take it slow and gradually get to the point where you can handle it. Is he ready for everything that can come down the pipe? Probably not. And will he make mistakes as we go? There is no doubt that he will. But I think he’ll be able to handle the fact that, ‘Hey I made a mistake. I’m going to be able to shake it off and let’s go play and do better.’ I think that’s really kind of where we are at with Aaron.”

I also thought it was notable that while Richt agreed the offense had too many three-out-outs last Saturday, he said the defense didn’t cause enough of them for the Gamecocks.

“Some people say the offense has to do more to get the defense off the field and there is some truth to that, but the defense always has the right to stop them on third down if they want to get off the field. It’s everybody’s responsibility to rest the defense. Get a three-and-out and you can rest all you want. If the offense gets three-and-out, you can get another three-and-out. The last thing I’m going to do is start trying to say, this side of the ball has to do better because of that side of the ball. That’s a bunch of junk. What’s important is we are a team and we believe in each other and we know no matter what the situation is, we have to do enough to win the ball game.”

On the tackling problem, he didn’t mince words: “We have got to do a better job of just sticking our face on that runner and wrapping him up and running our feet. In our perimeter, our defensive backs, in my opinion, were not doing that. They were deciding to try to go low on the guy or they were trying to knock the guy down and not really face that issue and get right down the middle of him and wrap him up. You watch games, there are a lot of DBs that are doing the very same thing. We have to have the confidence to go face him up. Once a defender begins to wrap up a guy, then the other guys can come along and strip the ball or join the posse and knock him back or whatever it is.”

As for some of Georgia’s players saying they thought maybe there was a lack of effort against South Carolina, Richt said: “I think they don’t know what to say. They have to think of something. I don’t know if they really know what to say. They just know we didn’t do a very good job and that we have to get better. They are frustrated. … I don’t think there was a lack of effort. If anything, a guy might have gotten tired from the heat and maybe not subbing as freely as we wanted to or should have in a couple of instances, but nothing real flagrant in that area. We got knocked back. That was the biggest problem, we got knocked back.”

Overall, Richt said, “There were a lot of things that we have to do better. Everything is correctable, and I think our guys will be very anxious to play again and do a better job.”

Saturday would be a good time to do that. Because, in case you haven’t heard, this game with Arkansas? It’s big!

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390 comments Add your comment

Clint

September 15th, 2010
10:49 am

It’s pretty much a must win. You can’t fall to 0-2 in the conference with games coming up against Florida, Auburn, and teams that beat you last year in Tennessee and Kentucky. If we lose this one, then the season, for all purposes, is over. The mob is starting to gather outside Richt’s door and they will be really angry if we start 1-2. New defensive staff or not, I wouldn’t want to be CMR if we lose.

Victorious Sakrete

September 15th, 2010
10:51 am

This game will be a career changer for several UGA coaches.

Nooga' Dawg

September 15th, 2010
10:54 am

Bobo needs to go !!

dbc

September 15th, 2010
10:55 am

Didn’t CMR say this about Carolina for half the summer?

30-24 Dawgs - We Run This State!

September 15th, 2010
10:56 am

Bobo needs to open up the offense for Aaron Moxie, tired of his conservative play calling!

Murphy

September 15th, 2010
10:56 am

Im glad Richt understands this is a big game/a must win. Wasnt the S.Carolina a big/must win game? Every SEC game is big!!!! Especially for this team!!

Chris Rainey

September 15th, 2010
11:01 am

Time to die!!!!

JaxDawg05

September 15th, 2010
11:02 am

It looked like CTG put defenders in position to make plays last week and they didn’t. This week they need to finish the drill.

17 of 20

September 15th, 2010
11:03 am

When Georgia loses Saturday afternoon their season will be over. They will then be playing for a New Years Day bowl game and it is still September.

npgator

September 15th, 2010
11:03 am

Speaking of time to die – that is what is going to happen to Georgia’s chances of winning the SEC after they lose to Arky this weekend.

Da'rick Rogers

September 15th, 2010
11:03 am

Here undercover cop, come over here undercover cop……. BAM!!!!!!!

Robert Hall

September 15th, 2010
11:03 am

Come over here girl!! BAM!!!!!!

Coach Urban Meyer

September 15th, 2010
11:04 am

We will only recruit the top one percent of the one percent.

Frank Lane

September 15th, 2010
11:05 am

I somehow feel good about this game. I think that UGA can outplay Arkansas, and I believe the Richt and team can outcoach Petrino. But it will take more energy and effort than we showed with Carolina.

Time to die

September 15th, 2010
11:07 am

University of Florida: 39 arrests since CUM took over

and you filthy dick-skinner. Come on OUR blogs to label our underage drinkers and scooter violaters “Thugs”

BigDawg

September 15th, 2010
11:08 am

UGA loses Saturday they need to start the head coaching seach immediately. Do Not wait until the end of the year when everyone is searching but start immediately so that when Richt is released in November we will have who we want rather than taking 3rd or 4th person on our list. Van Gorder and Strong would have to be the top 2. Let’s get someone in here that understands what UGA football is supposed to be and expects discipline out of the players rather than criminal activity couple with a soft team.

PMC

September 15th, 2010
11:09 am

It’s college football, must win is every week. This is absolutely a must win for relevance.

Lose this game and you’ve lost the first 2 in conference, showing just how far this program has regressed in the past 2 years.

TrueDawg

September 15th, 2010
11:09 am

I know that his is a very large game for the Dawgs. We are already behind the 8 ball so to speak in the eastern division and a second loss really makes it difficult to challenge for the eastern title. I think both SC and FL will lose, but hoping for both of them end up with 2 losses at the end of the season, to me that is a long shot. As for all of the talk about Fire Richt! Fire Richt! Does anyone really know how hard it is to win 10 games EVERY year for the stretch that Ga did? IN THE SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE!?!? Eveyone wants to whine about National Title this SEC Championship that. It was just a few years ago that we finished 2nd in the nation. It is not possible to go year after year and consistently win 10 games all the time. Not in today’s college football landscape. All the hand-wringers with their pitch-forks and their torches calling for coaches jobs need to calm down.

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bill

September 15th, 2010
11:12 am

If we don’t win Saturday, the speed dials to Kirby will begin about 430pm on way home to Atlanta…it’s time for this team to “man up” if they like the current coaching staff…

McDawg

September 15th, 2010
11:12 am

the fact is after one loss in the SEC every game is a must-win

Dirty Dawg

September 15th, 2010
11:13 am

It wasn’t much of a song, but young Mr. Murray needs to be exposed to Fabien Forte’s ‘Turn Me Loose…turn me loose I say’ and to play it for Bobo and Richt. Footwork and ball-handling are good enough…let the kid do what he does. Maybe it’ll be enough to eke this one out…cause it’s for sure we ain’t gonna dominate anybody other than the Lou-Lafs and the Eye-dee-hoes.

npgator

September 15th, 2010
11:14 am

It is not a matter of if Georgia loses Saturday but by how much!

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 15th, 2010
11:14 am

It’s simply a must win. Unfortunately Murray now may have that rains lifted off of him, but now lets hope he doesn’t feel the pressure to try to hard to make a play. It seems very easy at this point for him to get that feeling.

0-2 start in the SEC, honestly could be a big nail in the coffin for CMR and/or Bobo. The team has to realize that this is a big win. I hate to say that but its a HUGE game.

erika

September 15th, 2010
11:15 am

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
11:17 am

You can’t beat Florida so some of your can only revel at a Florida player (if true) losing a scholarship. Sad when all the dawgs can do now is talk about how good they are, but haven’t showed anyone they deserve it.

By the way, if true I will join all who demand he be gone.

BufordKing

September 15th, 2010
11:17 am

I watched the replay of the Chicken/Dawgs game – and about threw up.

We flat laid an egg – got whipped on the line of scrimmage – and offensively – our coaches called a “PREVENT OFFENSE” game.

Kudos for the Chickens for exposing – AGAIN – the whimps we have leading this team.

The good news is that it’s early – let’s hope this staff and players come to play.

I have serious doubts that our talent level and coaching is beyond average – and would not be surprised if we find ourselves down quickly against Arkansas.

Washaun Easy

September 15th, 2010
11:20 am

come over herz parkd car BAM!!!!! fumble hehe Iz ok coachs…hehe

knoxdawg

September 15th, 2010
11:22 am

It is a big game but then every SEC game is big. In 2007 we lost to USC and finished 11-2, #2 in the country. No reason we can’t do that again. The Dawgs are not dead yet. They just have to focus and play to their ability and see how it all shakes out. Time for the crowd to be a factor on Saturday.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
11:23 am

You can just smell the desperation emanating from Richt and Bobo-let’s turn our freshman lose.

Do you seriously wanted to get into a shoot out with Arkansas, with that defense
that has gone from the junkyard dawgs to the parking lot poodles.

GAD

September 15th, 2010
11:23 am

npgator, Like when the gators play BAMA in a few weeks.

ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

George G.

September 15th, 2010
11:24 am

It absolutely is must-win for Georgia’s 2010 season, but not for Richt’s job security…

The fellas at CFN even agree… http://bit.ly/aKivTK

hobnailboot

September 15th, 2010
11:24 am

It is a fact that Murray should be turned loose more. We have to run the football. Things will be much tougher on him if we can’t run.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 15th, 2010
11:25 am

Look, its hard to win 10 games a year. We get that. I am not a fire CMR guy but lets look at it.

1) SEC 4 straight National Titles: How far away is UGA?

2) Georgia Recruiting: outside of Florida, Texas and California now state produces more D-1 prospects.

3) Facilities and money: UGA has top notch facilities and plenty of cash to continue to enhance the Program.

4) Arrests and lack of accountability: This could very well be higher, and though at #4 does not mean it is no less important. CMR needs to make a tough stand as do ALL college coaches.

5) What happens to the talent when it gets to Athens? Apparent inability to maximize roster talent. This could also be labeled where is the next wave of Jim Donnan type recruits on the defensive side?

6) 1980: This seems to be a battle cry for why we should excel and why we should be mocked. Lets always remember this team, but it is time to move forward.

UGA has the potential to be ELITE every year, but something is holding them back. We need to put our finger on it. CMR is beginning to run out of reasons to explain away losses. Accountability needs to be the key word for the rest of the season. Beginning from the top down.

Please note- I am not a fire CMR guy, but it is beginning to see just why and how the unrest is beginning to build.

Dawg_Mike

September 15th, 2010
11:26 am

Agree w Lowcountry

reebok

September 15th, 2010
11:27 am

i am a tech fan and thus don’t have a dog in this fight (sorry), but as a football fan i do think georgia has to win saturday against ar-kansas to stay relevant in their division. going 1-2 with 2 conference losses and dropping WAY out of the top 25…out of the coveted ‘others receiving votes’ category, for that matter…would put the dogs in a situation where 7-5 or even 6-6 is in play…just my 2 cent’s worth,as always. i hope your team plays well and avoids the injuries this week.

Dylan

September 15th, 2010
11:27 am

Start 0-2 in the SEC and we’re looking at yet another second or third place finish in the East.

DP

September 15th, 2010
11:27 am

How’s the Ealey for Heisman campaign going Bill? Is he going to start for Georgia this weekend?

http://blogs.ajc.com/junkyard-blawg/2009/12/10/bulldog-bites-washaun-for-heisman/

An interesting comparison between Knowshon Moreno’s numbers and those of freshman Washaun Ealey at Bulldawg Illustrated makes the case that Georgia fans could be in for some exciting results in the running game.
Ealey didn’t play an entire season, but if you take his numbers and extrapolate them to a full season’s worth, they compare quite favorably with what Moreno did. In fact, his yards-per-carry average of 5.8 is better than Moreno’s 5.4 in 2007 and 5.6 in 2008.
The blog also notes that “only two SEC running backs with a minimum of 100 carries, Dexter McCluster of Ole Miss and Mark Ingram of Alabama, averaged more rushing yards per carry in 2009 than Washaun’s 5.8 YPC. Mark Ingram is considered to be the leading Heisman contender, and here is his 2009 line: 249 carries, 1542 yards, 6.2 yards per carry, 15 [touchdowns]. Washaun’s extrapolated numbers would be in Ingram’s neighborhood. Is it too early to begin the Washaun Ealey for Heisman chatter?”

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
11:29 am

.Some of you must believe in the Wizard of OZ, some how this week the DB coach is going to try and instill some courage in the corners and safeties so they at least try to make a tackle.

Good luck

Cali Dawg

September 15th, 2010
11:30 am

All you rednecks (and I mean all you UGA, UF, Ark, etc… fans) calm down, get back to work, couch, bar, or wherever you crawled out of. UGA is going through a rebuilding process and will take time. Did you seriously think we were going to win every game with a new qb and D? You must be high. We will be fine, just give the man some time to regroup. It’s not easy replacing 4 years of mediocre defense.

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
11:34 am

Every SEC game is a must win IMO. Highly unlikely Georgia loses this game but in the event we do, the season isn’t over. There’ll still be 9 more games to play. While all you numbnuts sit around predicting what is going to happen and how it plays out well, all of you will be wrong. There is a reason they actually play the games. The SEC is a bit on the weak side at this point of this year and anything can and will happen. If there is ever a SEC game to lose I haven’t seen it yet. Even when a team has won it’s division it is still jockeying for a NC. All SEC games are must wins for SEC teams. Anyone who says different is a prime example of a village idiot

Billo

September 15th, 2010
11:36 am

It may be a long season for Richt, and possibly his last one. He losses this game he has to beat UF to keep his job.

RxDawg

September 15th, 2010
11:36 am

Yeh, this is a must win game. For the SEC to still be a goal, this is a certainly a must win. But as a Dawg fan, it’s hard to think about any goals for this team except somehow winning the next game. I didn’t see a champion caliber team on the field, but that doesn’t mean I don’t hope they can turn it around. Go Dawgs, beat Arakansas!

WonderDawg

September 15th, 2010
11:37 am

It is absolutely a must win game for UGA. Lose this one and it’s gonna be hard to do better than the 8-5 from last year. We will have at least 5 games that could go either way: Miss State, UT, AU, KY, GT. Then we have the annual rollover performance in Jax.

If Richt loses 4 or 5 games this year, it will just have to affect recriuting – it hasn’t before because he’s always rebounded with a good year after a “bad” one.

If he doesn’t demote Bobo, the new guy (McGarity) may not be as friendly a boss as his last one.

WonderDawg

September 15th, 2010
11:38 am

George G, didn’t the “guys at CFN have UGA ranked #3? I mean, what the hell do they know?

schmeckdawg

September 15th, 2010
11:40 am

Without a doubt, a MUST WIN GAME!!!!!!!!!

WonderDawg

September 15th, 2010
11:40 am

DP, Ealey’s got as good a chance as your guy, Nesbitt. Which is to say, ZERO.

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
11:40 am

LowCountry

You use to make some sense. You seem to be slipping some. The reason we lost those games is because the other team scored more points than we did. Enough of the all problems are Mark Richt. Bull Kaka. He is not on the hot seat despite the fervor trying to put him there. There are MANY fine coaches who have never won a NC. If you expected a NC Bulldog team this year your were only deluding yourself. REMINDER: We were 8-5 last year. We have a RS Frosh QB and a new defensive cord. Nothing in that mix indicates a championship season. Get your head out of your azz

Half Century Dawg fan

September 15th, 2010
11:41 am

@ Billo, so when did you become our AD?

ADMan

September 15th, 2010
11:42 am

I have a friend in Texas who knows Muschamp well.Muschamp has a claus in his current contract with Texas that states he can leave at anytime with no penalty if he is offered the head coaching position at Georgia…..We need to call him home at the end of this season…it’s time to end the mediocrity in the Georgia football program…We need coaches that want to win every game, hold nothing back and expect the same from their players. When you start losing games to S.Carolina the way Georgia did last Saturday because the coaches decided that they didn’t want to give our QB too much to handle, it’s time to make a change….A coaching change with a proven winner will re-energize the program, fan base and certainly help keep our best high school athletes from leaving the state.We have turned into a program that nobody fears..average at best..our coaches make excuses after the fact instead of maning up when it counts…..no more arrests for stupid violations..It starts at the top…and we fans and alumni aren’t getting our monies worth right now.

SSIgator

September 15th, 2010
11:44 am

“Mark Richt knows a big game when he sees one coming”

Yep. He knew Alabama was big in 2008 and look how that turned out. 1980 – so long ago.

WonderDawg

September 15th, 2010
11:46 am

Cali Dawg, but who is responsible for the “four years of mediocre defense?” Or Mike Bobo? Or for that matter, the embarrasing arrests.

I’m a Mark Richt fan, but he needs to do the job he’s being paid extremely well to do. If he goes 8-5 again, I guess I’ll be one of your “rednecks.”

RxDawg

September 15th, 2010
11:46 am

Sigh, enough with the coaches. Our players just don’t have the drive it takes. Well, some do but there is enough that do not have heart, enough to bring our team down. It’s been like this for the past 2 years and it looks like there is still more of it this year. Recruit winners and you will win. Football is more mental than people give it credit for.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 15th, 2010
11:47 am

ARdawg,

Ugh, ok. Did you follow the post, or what? It is simply stating the culminating events as to why MANY UGA fans are growing weary. Did I expect a NC? Go find a post where I ever stated it! You will not find one, EVER! At best I would have hoped for 10-2, been pleased with a 9-3. Less than that, and it is a disappointment. Now coming off the beat down in Columbia the coaching staff is publicly putting a fare amount of pressure on Murray against a potent offense. This should make all Daw fans rather nervous.

So by your post though, you find nothing in that list that makes sense? You cannot understand any of that? REALLY?

Also on the AJC

September 15th, 2010
11:47 am

“UGA student bitten by bat”

Well we know it didn’t come from the baseball team. LMAO

SSIgator

September 15th, 2010
11:47 am

Bill King -

“Nothing like a bit of “sky is falling” talk in the third week of the season. But I frankly don’t think that’s the case because I believe both South Carolina and Florida will be beatable more than once within conference play this season.”

What difference does that make when UGA goes 7-5 with three or four conference loses?

schmeckdawg

September 15th, 2010
11:48 am

WonderDawg at 11:37

You are right on. After spending 19 years at Florida, McGarity knows what it takes to win. I saw him interviewed by Chuck Dowdle and he made no bones about it. He flat out said I expect ALL of our teams to compete and compete for CHAMPIONSHIPS! If CMR and his boys are going to get it done, well then, its been nice knowing ya. Now that being said, I know both Grantham, and Lakatos don’t have their guys yet BUT there is plenty enought talent that we could have won that game to not have played the way we did last Saturday. I mean when you hear two of your supposed best player admit to loafing and not playing up to their potential in a HUGE GAME like that, what does that say for the man in charge!

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
11:51 am

RX I disagree with you. Yeah the SC game sucked beyond belief but these players do have the drive and they have the heart. We would all love for the team to come out Game one and play like their azzes is on fire every game of the year. Even the best of teams start slow and take time to jell. Look at 2007. Nobody was more disappointed than I after that SC loss. By the time we got to the Sugar Bowl I am confident nobody could beat us.

Mobile Dawg

September 15th, 2010
11:51 am

Cali, didn’t we return 10 starters on offense? And don’t give me the AJ stuff. I’m not drinking any more Kool Aid. As bad as everyone says the D played they didn’t lose the game ! ! !

Don’t make me list the big ones CMR missed coming. The biggest game of his career at UGA I will, Bama 08. If we didn’t have something to prove that game we never will under CMR.

Destin Dawg

September 15th, 2010
11:51 am

Ark is for real…. this year …. probably better than SC…. Richt…. who’ll let the DAWGS OUT ????

hornblowermg

September 15th, 2010
11:53 am

when Ealy fumbled at the goal line there was a Georgia WR there who just stood still, did not dive for the ball, and simply watched as the SC boy ran the other way with the ball. this was only one instance; and ,yes sir, there was a great lack of effort by a lot of Georgia’s boys. which game were you watching, Richt? we are very tired of the lies emanating from the Ga coaching staff.

SSIgator

September 15th, 2010
11:54 am

Mark Richt -

“Our fans, we need you if you’re listening. We need you at this game. We need you to be extremely loud when they have the ball, because if we could just get one offensive lineman to jump offsides one time, that might be the difference in a drive continuing or it being stopped. We need all the help we can get in that regard, and it’s going to take everybody to beat this team.”

Translation: The coaches and the players are in big trouble here at UGA. You fans may be our only hope to save us and our high dollar salaries. Please help us. I promise that next year will be better. Also, if we win, all fans will get a free bottle of spray tan. Just stop by my tanning salon after the game. Praise the Lord.

Destin Dawg

September 15th, 2010
11:55 am

if you have to lose.. it;s better to do it early in the season as far as rankings go… we could still have a great year !!! This game is huge.. GO Dawgs !!

JayDawg

September 15th, 2010
11:55 am

I agree with you Truedawg all this talk about finding a new coach needs to stop the people who come on here everyday and say it don’t have a clue about football and are not true dawg fans. It’ll all come around and then they will jump on the ban wagon. GO DAWGS! GO COACH RICHT AND THE BULLDOGS!!!!!!

Loyal Dawg

September 15th, 2010
11:56 am

Cali…you need to stay out of the sun. We have been rebuilding for the past 4 years. Defense should be better this year just based upon scheme alone. Poor tackling and seeming lack of effort from highly recruited players means one thing…no discipline. CMR and Grantham talk a great game…however, I have yet to see it on the field and from their players. I have alot of respect for CMR, but you can’t change the past. Either the new AD can settle for mediocrity and we continue to rebuild every year or he can decide to take this program to another competitive level as most SEC schools have in the past decade as evidenced by the SEC strength nationally. As a life long DAWG Fan, contributor and season ticket holder…I think our program, players and fans deserve the best guidance and leadership that there is out there. I’m sure our new AD feels the same way. I’m not a fire CMR guy…however, I am a “lets do what it takes to get our program back on the right track” fan. And I am tired of Rebuilding every d@mn year.

Dawglasville

September 15th, 2010
11:56 am

A must win if we want to play for the East. I don’t think that U.S.C. will lose more than 2 games and they have the head to head with us.

Who is the proven head coach who is better than Richt and will come? Saban ain’t leaving. Mack Brown ain’t leaving. Meyer ain’t leaving.
It is easy to say that assistants are more proven but do we really know what they will do as a head coach? Look at Joe Lee Dunn, Buddy Ryan. What has Spurrier done since he left Florida? There are no guarantees. We need an enforcer assistant, focus on beefing up our lines, and to have someone out at the bars every night to make sure the kids are doing the crap they shouldn’t be doing.

SSIgator

September 15th, 2010
12:00 pm

Weatherman Mark Richt -

“I don’t think there was a lack of effort. If anything, a guy might have gotten tired from the heat.”

What? Was the temperature on the SC side of the field of play lower than on the UGA side?

Maybe it was due to global warming.

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
12:00 pm

LowCountry….au contraire! I agreed with most of your post. But, I never expected you to stoke the Fire Richt embers. My point was: High expectations under these conditions lead to grand disappointments. One game (SC) does not a season make. Let’s don’t toss the baby out with the bath water here. Last year was the worse ever in Richt’s tenure. A tenure I might add that hasn’t been substandard by any measure. Last year sucked bigtime. I’m with you there but, were just going into week 3. Lets hold off on who needs to hit the bricks until this season winds down.

Pigeon

September 15th, 2010
12:03 pm

Maybe that bat was actually a small chicken.

gomdawg

September 15th, 2010
12:03 pm

REBUILDING BULL SHZT , GEORGIA HAS THE TALENT ,WE DONT PLAY THE RIGHT PLAYERS IF YOU CAN NOT TACKLE GET THE NEXT MAN IN LINE FRESHMEN OR NOT. IF YOU CAN HOLD ON TO THE BALL FRESHMEN OR NOT LET THEM PLAY . IF YOU RECRUITT GOOD THEN YOU WILL HAVE THE PLAYERS YEAR END AND YEAR OUT.ALL WE EVERY WANT TO DO IS REDSHIRT I WISH THEY WOULD DO AWAY WITH IT EXCEPT MEDICAL.

Murphy

September 15th, 2010
12:04 pm

What ever happened to Joe Lee Dunn?

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 15th, 2010
12:05 pm

Agreed! I am not trying to stoke them at all, just trying to actually be a rationale fan and have an understanding of whats actually going on. I love the University and I had season tickets in the 90’s when it was not the best of days like they are now with CMR. I just appreciate both sides of the argument.

South Ga Dawg

September 15th, 2010
12:05 pm

EVERYONE GET THEIR EARLY AND GET LOUD. IF WE CAN PULL EM THROUGH THIS ONE WHO KNOWS WHERE THIS SEASON CAN GO. LETS DO OUR PART BULLDOG NATION!!!!

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
12:05 pm

Wrap up tackling is a fundamental taught in High School. These guys already know how to tackle. They just have to do it. I doubt any of them would have been offed a scholarship with film tackling like they did Saturday

WonderDawg

September 15th, 2010
12:05 pm

I don’t usually respond to you, SSIgator, and if you are areal Gator fan, congrats for two decades of great teams.

I don’t know what to think about someone who comes on UGA blogs, every one of them, every day, to gloat at our losses and/or misery. If trashing other coaches and teams gives you some kind of thrills, you’ve certainly had your share (and a lot of other’s shares) of fun.

Good luck in the future. And, for sure, good luck in the after-life. You’re gonna need it

SSIgator

September 15th, 2010
12:07 pm

Marck Richt -

““We have got to do a better job of just sticking our face on that runner”

It appeared to me that Lattimore had several facial imprints of UGA players on his jersey after he ran over them. After the game, it must have been like scraping love bugs off of your car.

Mobile Dawg

September 15th, 2010
12:07 pm

JayDawg, I will never lay down against the Dawgs man. For me, I started questioning CMR in 2005 when he lost the AU game and CWM got the blame. That series of downs which if you are a true Dawg and knowledgeable of the game should stand forever in your mind. Late in the game and we have the lead, CMR elected to throw on first down, throw on second down, throw on third down, punt. We used twenty five seconds of the seven plus minutes remaining in the game. Honestly, I haven’t been able to get over that, especially since things have continued to go down hill. Our foundation has eroded, our talent has eroded, and we continue to see, IMO monumental errors in game planning. We’re not a physical football team anymore. Need I go on? Is it correctable, absolutely, then prove it to me CMR by reversing the things we’ve lost.

A couple of quotes come to mind “we are what we do”, and another favorite “it is difficult to remove by logic an idea that wasn’t placed there by logic in the first place”. Hope the Dawgs “Absolutely Destroy” Arkansas, but that won’t change my short term opinion. I want to see long term improvements in numerous areas.

gomdawg

September 15th, 2010
12:10 pm

THE PLAYERS IS GOT TO WANT IT , I MEAN REALY WANT IT DOWN IN THE GUT WANT IT, I LOVE MY DAWGS BUT IT HURTS SO BAD WHEN YOU SEE THE TALENT WE GET AND ITS THE SAME OLD SHZT. EVERY YEAR EXCUSES. AS COACH SABEN SAYS DO YOUR JOB .THE PLAY WILL COME.

POUND

September 15th, 2010
12:10 pm

SSIGaytor,

One word to describe you: JACKAZZ!!!
You’ve got nothing better to do than troll on the UGA blogs? What a loser!!!
How’s that Brantley for Heisman thing going? Still think he’s better than Teblow?

SOUTHGADAWG88

September 15th, 2010
12:12 pm

FLA,TENN,AUB and GT are the must win games.

Steve

September 15th, 2010
12:14 pm

CMR says the Razorbacks are a dangerous offensive football team.
With all our talent why aren’t we???????

spotlight on bobo

September 15th, 2010
12:16 pm

folks, grantham is the real deal. give him time to get the “willies” out of our defense. look for another respectable performance from our defense on saturday……

the spotlight this year is shining directly on bobo………..and so far what have we seen.

12th in rushing offense in the SEC
12th in first downs in SEC
8th in 3rd down conversions
1st in penalties. (how many defensive penalties have we had this year?)
9th in time of posession.

arkansas is leading the SEC in several defensive statistics. with bobo at the helm, i doubt their position will change come saturday.

How I see it

September 15th, 2010
12:16 pm

If we lose this game, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll go better than 8-4. And if we go 8-4, Richt is on the hot seat next year, having to go at least 9-3 and probably at least 10-2 to save his job. So…if we lose this game, it pretty much puts Richt on the hot seat next year.

The only way I see him getting fired after this year is if we go 6-6 or worse.

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
12:16 pm

LowCountry….I’ve seen you on here for years. I have no doubt you are one of the good guys and most loyal, knowledgeable and dedicated Dawg fans out there. I didn’t intend to imply otherwise if you took it that way. I too consider myself as loyal as they come and I do not drink the kool-aid. However, IMO firing somebody, anybody at this point of the season is completely insane. There is a lot of football to play and I for one don’t wish to have the season tainted with the defeatists attitudes that we see so often here on the blogs.

Jimmy

September 15th, 2010
12:16 pm

We all agree that SC will probably lose one SEC game…correct.
But they hold the tie breaker over UGA….so they need to lose 2 SEC games and UGA has to beat Fla for UGA to have a shot at SEC East.
From what I saw Saturday, both of those might be a stretch.
Juat stating the obvious…..cant you tell I have been listening to CMR press conferences!!!!

Cobb Dawg

September 15th, 2010
12:18 pm

I highly doubt we’ll get a lot of noise at Sanford on Saturday. Part of the problem: Not enough students in the stands. Back in the day, every student was guaranteed a seat at the game — not the case anymore. I’m an alum, and I’m willing to admit we’re not the ones who are making all the racket out there. Need more kids in the bleachers.

Bring Murray along slowly if you want — but if you smother the kid that’s not good either. I say let him show what he’s got — making mistakes is part of the learning process. Making him sit on his hands doesn’t anybody any good.

How I see it

September 15th, 2010
12:18 pm

spotlight on bobo,

I’m certainly not a huge fan of Bobo but I’m done playing the “blame the coordinator” game. The spotlight is on Richt.

gomdawg

September 15th, 2010
12:20 pm

EVERY GAME IS A MUST .

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 15th, 2010
12:21 pm

No worry’s man! If Grantham can continue to get Houston to believing he is the 2nd coming of Ware, then Mallett may have a very uncomfortable day in the pocket. That will be a big must see in howthe game unfolds.

WonderDawg

September 15th, 2010
12:22 pm

You’re right, spotlight, Richt only corrected half of the problem. Bobo has to go.

Steven O. Spurrier (Old Ball Coach)

September 15th, 2010
12:23 pm

Gosh, I don’t know what happens to all that “talent” when they get to Georgia…….Must be too hard to coach em up.

GTJeff

September 15th, 2010
12:24 pm

Lowdawg excellent points. I’m not a dawg but I do like seeing them win every weekend except the Saturday after TG. I cannot understand why UGA is not in the NC picture every year & at least splitting the Fla series year after year with all the great talent on the team. Maybe Richt should be left to recruiting & let some new blood (a la Kirby Smart) take over the reigns of coaching. Just my $0.02.

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
12:25 pm

If Lattimore happens to go down, highly likely Carolina loses more than 2 SEC games. Carolina has nothing else but a solid defense. Too bad we couldn’t stop him

Coach Urban Meyer

September 15th, 2010
12:26 pm

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
11:23 am

You can just smell the desperation emanating from Richt and Bobo-let’s turn our freshman lose.

Do you seriously wanted to get into a shoot out with Arkansas, with that defense
that has gone from the junkyard dawgs to the parking lot poodles.

It’s better than the shoot outs we’ve been having with Miami of Ohio and USF.

NFL

September 15th, 2010
12:27 pm

Hey Spurrier, keep our name out of your mouth.

Sweat Socks

September 15th, 2010
12:27 pm

Richt needs the fans to show up???

HA!!!

The fans need RICHT to show up!!!

Mean Machine

September 15th, 2010
12:28 pm

@”How I see it” – And that is the problem, 9-3, or 10-2 every year and backing into the SEC championship game once in awhile is underachieving at UGA. This program should be on the level of Florida and Alabama, not a 2nd tier team going to meaningless bowl games. It’s been 5 years since UGA won the SEC, and anything less than an SEC championship THIS year is unacceptable. I’m tired of this crap!

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
12:29 pm

LowCountry

Arkansas is something I know a little about. Actually a closet fan being I live just down the road. Mallet is the real deal and he will have some success in the passing game. Their running game is beyond suspect and their defense is pourus. If they will turn Murray loose he could have a big day. If Bobo keeps him shackled, we won’t be able to score enough points to win this game. I’d wager AR will score at least 30

Murphy

September 15th, 2010
12:29 pm

Sweat Socks,

AMEN!!!!! WELL STATED!!!!!!!!!!!!

ga gator

September 15th, 2010
12:29 pm

great article Erica on your blog.

tim

September 15th, 2010
12:30 pm

the puppies will not only lose to Ark by about 17, but the following week Miss St with a head coach who has plenty of experience whippin UGA will eke out another win….Puppies start 1 and 3 and are now in desperate straits to become bowl eligible..so you can go to the twinkie bowl on Dec 7th in Ludowici…..

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 15th, 2010
12:31 pm

Question AR- Was that the game last year where Mallet and Petrino kept running downfield crossing routes and we could not stop them? If thats the case then those take 5 step drops to develop right? This could be the matchup to see just how much pressure this 3-4 can create.

DScottGT91

September 15th, 2010
12:32 pm

I am a Tech alumni who pulls for UGA except, you know, the weekend after Thanksgiving. I typically like reading all these blogs; they usually really make me laugh, with plenty of idiots on all sides to prevent any fan base from feeling too superior.

But I admit that I am AMAZED at the UF trolls sticking their heads up today. Have you no shame? Your program has yet to dismiss someone who threatened to KILL his girlfriend. “Time to Die” – does that make you proud. This has nothing to do with competition on the field; this is a fundamental lack of perspective in your lives. If you really have the chutzpah to come on here and belittle another program on a day where your own institution has sunk to its lowest point ever, I don’t think there’s any saving you. God help you all if the gators return to your mid-80’s form (and as Alabama fans if it can’t happen; David Shula, anyone?). You will have nothing else.

I can’t believe how disgusted I am….

Bama Fan

September 15th, 2010
12:32 pm

SSIgator

September 15th, 2010
11:44 am

“Mark Richt knows a big game when he sees one coming”

Yep. He knew Alabama was big in 2008 and look how that turned out. 1980 – so long ago.

Was the SEC Championship game a big game last year, SSIgator?

Sweat Socks

September 15th, 2010
12:33 pm

Go DScottGT91!

Mobile Dawg

September 15th, 2010
12:35 pm

Lowcountry, I believe this one will be won or lost due to the pressure we are able to generate on Mallett. If we can put a few good licks on him and keep him running I like our chances. If not he will pick us apart and put some points on the board. I think our Offense will be somewhat better, and even though stats show them to have some D don’t think it will be comparable to SC. We don’t win a scoring contest. Kicking game goes to the Dawgs.

Concrete Pete

September 15th, 2010
12:35 pm

WE NEED A NEW STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH, OR AT THE VERY LEAST UP TO DATE TRAINING METHODS. UNTIL THAT HAPPENS, UGA WILL BE A .500 SEC TEAM. YOU OK WITH THAT?

TrueDawg

September 15th, 2010
12:37 pm

Ok Lowcountry. I will conceed the fact that with 4 national titles in a row in the SEC i would like to see the dawgs compete for one. I do get tired of seeing them come up short. However, if you look at Alabama who won last year…how many dismal seasons did they have before they have risen again to national prominence? Or, how about Florida, they don’t have the record of consistency that UGA does over the past decade. They were just mediocre after spurrier left until little timmy “i cry all the time” tebow came along. i guess it’s which would you rather have most, several 8 and 4 seasons and then win a couple titles then go back to mediocrity (fla looks to be on the way, i don’t know about Bama they are still pretty good)I for one will take 8 and 4 for a couple of years and then get back to the 10 win seasons. I mean let’s be realistic Under Richt we are what 90 something and 30? a 3 to 1 win to loss ratio? i’ll take the odds that at somepoint he gets is right and we go all the way. Be careful when you cry for a new coah look at TN they hired Lane Kiffin, we all saw how that turned out.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 15th, 2010
12:37 pm

Second Sweaty Socks! As nasty as that sounds! :)

SSIgator

September 15th, 2010
12:37 pm

The Humane Society called. They wanted to know if UGA wants to press charges against SC for cruelty to animals.

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
12:38 pm

Low Country
That is the game. It will be very interesting to see the differences in Willies prevent and TG’s 3-4. We could not slow Mallet down last year. Thankfully their defense was worse than ours. That was incidentally Joe Cox’s best game. I was at that game

Mallet is going to score. They have some demm good receivers and he is highly capable of threading the needle. The defensive backs will be tested all night. Complete opposite from last Sat. They will try to run just to keep the GA Def honest but they “shouldn’t” be able too. Think Petrino at Louisville. He’s trying his best to get it at AR

ga gator

September 15th, 2010
12:39 pm

UGA could still win with a loss as we play Bama as does South Carolina. They also play Auburn (who is for real) and UF in the Swamp. So mathematically it is still doable. However the psycological impact of losing at home and going 0-2 and the heat that it will bring, probably makes this CMR’s biggest game in a couple of years.

We will hear them on Saturday

September 15th, 2010
12:39 pm

If Arkansas QB Ryan Mallet come in to Sanford and hums two or three TD bombs to jump up on UGA like 21-3 or 24-3 and only in the first half ………it will be very,very ugly. I recall in Goff’s era, how UGA dropped the opening kick off on Homecoming and then they scored a quick TD and it went south from there and we LOST to Vandy and some lil bitty running back that they had ……….from state of Georgia. They ate UGA alive that day and UGA had about 6 or 8 men that did play in the NFL. Sound familiar????

If this scenario takes place …………Richt will simply not believe the boo birds that will come out. He simply will not appreciate it. Oh really? UGA grads and the students ( if they have been at UGA for 2 or 3 years) will not tolerate another debacle like that game with Vandy, or last year’s KY game. No way ……….. it could be shocking to the Coaching staff. The birds will be flying all over Sanford Stadium. It will turn ugly IF Ark jumps all over UGA.

Todd Granthom will wonder where it went south for them all ……………he can point back to SC and the LAZINESS of the UGA D. Such is life in big boy ball in the SEC.

Go Dogs ……………………… Win ……………..changes will be in the works, otherwise. Y’all brought it on yourselves.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 15th, 2010
12:41 pm

True- Again was not crying about firing CMR. Notice how I started and ended the post. I simply can see where the argument comes from.

Also read the blog that Erica posted on her sight. She put together the argument as to why much better than I did.

This is a hyper paced world and fans want to win NOW! So when blogs and information that we have now, coaches are expected to win fast. CMR is simply a victim of his first 5 years on the job at this point.

TrueDawg

September 15th, 2010
12:41 pm

excellent point lowcountry. i agree. victim of his own success and the win now mentality.

tim

September 15th, 2010
12:42 pm

DScottGT91 a little dramatic wouldn’t you say…at the end of the day all charges against Rainey will be dropped because there will be no victem. This was a minor deal that will always get blown out of proportion because of the notoriety of all involved. Fundemental lack of perspective, indeed. Love to see holier than thou aholes pontificate on blogs about other folks and how they should act….you’re a Tech grad…act like you have some sense

ga gator

September 15th, 2010
12:42 pm

Lowcountry Bulldawg good post. CMR is a victim as are most other coaches to the expectations that enormous salaries bring. Kind of hard to feel sorry for any of them; including Urban.

dawgster

September 15th, 2010
12:43 pm

SSlgator….why don’t you find a gator blog to make your classless remarks on and that is what you usually do is spout off classless remarks…You might want to be concern with some of the gators problems on and off the field..why worry about the dawgs…You probably never played a down of football in your life or coached on any level…i know that just by some of your stupid remarks…of course your not the only one..we have a lot of dawg fans that seem only interested in bashing this team..its one game dawg fans, its over, we got beat, lets move on…If the season does not turn out as well as it should then alot of other problems should be addressed, i agree with that, but lets let the new AD look at the results at the end of the season…As for the gators and any other dawg basher worry about your on team…Everyone that wants to bash the dawgs Coaching, or wants them fired…ask yourself ;this quiestion..Do you really want to start over again and rebuild the program, can you be that patient…We have outstanding recruits coming in for a visit this weekend and we need many of them, especially one talented RB…If the dawg nation continues to bash our current team, why in the heck would these recruits want to come here with all the negativity they here…Dawg fans please wake up…

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 15th, 2010
12:43 pm

Crap we are so worried about the passing game, watch Petrino come out and run trap drwas or some crap likethat just to mess with us! LOL!

DamntheButcher

September 15th, 2010
12:44 pm

If GA gets beat by AR on Saturday then CMR needs to be fired at the post game press conf. His stupid lazy staff doese this crap every year. “Oh we we beat so we need to play better”. Why care after the loss. Why don’t you do something like Nick Saben at AL. CMR should have been fired last year. You idiots keep saying wait til next year.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 15th, 2010
12:44 pm

Draws- Rather

DawginLex

September 15th, 2010
12:45 pm

Let Murray play and lead this team. He is ready.

Bobo needs to let him play or get out of the way.

ga gator

September 15th, 2010
12:46 pm

dawgster, didn’t realize that this was a big recruit visit weekend; makes it even more important. I agree with most of your post though. I try not to be negative about someone else’s team only observations since I attend UGA home games with lady friend.

ga gator

September 15th, 2010
12:47 pm

Lex we agree as we do 95% of the time. The kid is a leader and is as advertised by my Tampa friends who said he has Tebow-like leadership qualities and play making ability. People need to lay off him about his size.

Itsover

September 15th, 2010
12:48 pm

Well, here we are again! The season is over! I do not see the talent on the dawgs side to pull it out. We have small backs, receivers who can not catch the ball, and a QB we have to protect from success. I think I am done with the dawgs. The NCAA rules and others trying to make football like golf. Maybe we can have a JACKS team.
c

TnDawg

September 15th, 2010
12:49 pm

Oh wait! Those red panties did not belong to the young woman in Damon’s car, they were football equipment…

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
12:49 pm

DScottGT91

I’ve already said that if true (and that appears case) I will join all those who call for him to be dismissed from the team. He has not been suspended, but an assistant coach said the morning,
“he is no longer on the team as of now”. I can assure you he is not going to Knoxville.

How could any of you believe that one would condone such behavior, regardless of the team affillation.

Dawg Tell

September 15th, 2010
12:50 pm

Richt knows a big game when he sees one coming! Are you sure about that? I thought S.C. was a big game.That was said by the staff over the summer.Now we are at another big game. I like coach Richt,however my outlook is very low with his coaching and Bobo play calling.Over the last five years Richt has become the CEO of the program and let the day to day coaching to his coordinators and Asst.coaches.This is great if you are winning,not so great if losing. I hope for UGA and Richt they will perform and win Saturday. If not; Richt will be on the Hot seat. To much has happened over the last six months. Supporters are watching and money will be a big issue this year.Money talks. Period!!!

DawginLex

September 15th, 2010
12:51 pm

Thank God Tennessee is horrible or Meyer would delay the suspension until the Vandy game.

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
12:51 pm

LowCountry
All the “Fire” hot seat hype does absolutely nothing for the program but negativity. There are recruits this minute looking to commit to Georgia but won’t with such chatter. My thing is, let the season play out. If we wind up back in Shreveport I’ll be on the fire bandwagon too but, not after next season starts

Nick Gerz

September 15th, 2010
12:52 pm

Fascinating article Mr. Ewok….. who picks your article subjects.. your grandbaby ewoks?

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
12:53 pm

Can you read, he has not been suspended, he is off the team. Get it?????????????????

Sweat Socks

September 15th, 2010
12:53 pm

After the SC game (and many other instances) I’m wondering if Mark Richt actually does know a big game when he sees one…

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
12:53 pm

the last post was for DawginLex

got to try this

September 15th, 2010
12:56 pm

Sweat Socks

September 15th, 2010
12:57 pm

Recruits aren’t going to other schools because of “chatter” on blogs. They’re going elsewhere because of the direction of the UGA Football program–”coached” by Mark Richt.

DawginLex

September 15th, 2010
12:57 pm

It would have been delayed a week if the next game was at Tuscaloosa

Bama Fan

September 15th, 2010
12:59 pm

SSIgator

September 15th, 2010
12:37 pm

The Humane Society called. They wanted to know if UGA wants to press charges against SC for cruelty to animals.

Your silence to my question is deafening.

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
12:59 pm

I have much more confidence in Murray’s ability than I do Bobo’s play calling

DawginLex

September 15th, 2010
1:00 pm

Amen ARdawg.

Richt needs to get nasty and tell Bobo he is taking over playcalling.

dawgster

September 15th, 2010
1:00 pm

Hey ga gator…thanks for the comments…i didn’t mean to mislead anyone that we have tons of recruits coming in this weekend. but we have several and one very talented RB coming in..thanks for the comments and i agree with you that having observations about another team is very fair even if we don’t agree, what gripes me though is the constant name-calling, bashing or just plain bad mouthing of these programs and their players…unfortunately, everyone and that includes many dawg fans, i hate to say, do not show the class that you seem to have…I just am saddened by the bashing of our program by our on fans…go dawgs..

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
1:01 pm

Sweat Socks

I didn’t say they were going elsewhere and I didn’t say anything about blogs. Did your mother have any children that lived?

Dan Mullen

September 15th, 2010
1:02 pm

Gatorbait get off this blog cause Florida Sucks

Dan Mullen

September 15th, 2010
1:03 pm

Dawgster the bashing of the program only means one thing Georgia Sucks!

89Eagle

September 15th, 2010
1:05 pm

BIGDAWG thinks Van Gorder should be in the top 2 if there is a coaching change. Have at him. He is a train wreck as far as a HC. Funny

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
1:08 pm

dawgsters…..those aren’t Georgia fans. They are Pretenders and bandwaggoneers. They are the Bama Stans of Georgia. First here when things are good to celebrate and first here when things are bad to denigrate. Most have never even bought a ticket. Sad but we do have those in the Bulldog nation too.

ga gator

September 15th, 2010
1:09 pm

Lex no program is without problems; did Richt immediately kick Mettenburger or Montez Robinson (who actually struck a girl) immediately? He waited until he had the facts. Meyer has a firm policy in affect; strike a female and you are gone. What makes this case odd and more complicated is the girl and her mom showed up in court and told the judge she never intended on him being arrested.

acdc1996

September 15th, 2010
1:10 pm

I think had Richt had made the change and replaced Bobo and Martinez, there would be a little grace shown to him this season and this would not be a must win.

The fact that he kept Bobo, has made this a must win. Keeping Bobo falls on him. I was at the game Saturday and the things that seemed to work early Bobo never went back to them. Spurrier’s approach is that we will keep running the same plays until you stop it. Very Smart.

Bobo has NO clue what to do and you can tell. The defense is much better as far as schemes, we just need to tackle better. I feel confident we have made the right choice in Grantham. The problem is that Richt kept Bobo and that was a huge mistake on his part.

Pago Pago Dawg

September 15th, 2010
1:11 pm

We’ll be just fine..UGA always recruits in the Top Ten and our “O” line is the best in the SEC…soooo calm down!

acdc1996

September 15th, 2010
1:12 pm

He will be on the hot seat if he starts 1-2 as a result of keeping Bobo.

question

September 15th, 2010
1:13 pm

what is the dog record in the sec the past two years?

Vick=Dog killing thug

September 15th, 2010
1:15 pm

Anyone who supports BoBo raise your hand? Anyone ???

slow down young pups

September 15th, 2010
1:17 pm

The AJ thing is killing us. Strategy wise and chemistry wise.

I think mentally we can’t get down against Petrino’s R backs or we really start to spiral.

Need something positive to happen. Like the O Line blocking for a running play or the D making a tackle. Those would help some of the teams confidence.

The sky seems to be falling on this blog…..

Go DAWGS!

DawginLex

September 15th, 2010
1:18 pm

ga gator,

Neither team has anything to brag about regarding player conduct, however, I would hate to be the next UGA player that does anything. Richt has had it. I have been told by more than one person that he had the “come to Jesus” meeting with his team and told them straight up, the next one will be the scapegoat and will be gone.

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
1:18 pm

abcd1996

Disagree, agree, disagree

Sweeping changes offense and defense would have been a critical mistake on the part of MR. I applaud that he did not. The hemmoraging was on the defensive side and thus should have gone first. If there is no improvement on the offense, look for changes at seasons end.

I agree. Spurrier beat us with simplicity. Run it until they can stop it. We couldn’t and he still has no confidence in Garcia

Bobo does have a clue. He is not an ignorant fool. He is IMO, way too conservative and predictable. I can literally call the plays he runs, when he runs them. There is something wrong with that. However, firing him with Martinez was not the thing to do

bdawge71

September 15th, 2010
1:18 pm

DO ANY OF YOU PEOPLE REALIZE IF YOU LOSE 1 GAME THATS IT PERIOD, START NEXT SEASON NOW. UNLESS YOU ARE UNDEFEATED YOU ARE A LOSER COME JANUARY. NOW LET US JUST TRY TO ENJOY EACH GAME AS IT COMES THEN WATCH THE BCS GAME LATER. ALL TEAMS IN THE SEC WILL LOSE THIS YEAR PERIOD, SO ALL OF YOU GET READY TO EXPLAIN HOW THAT HAPPENED. LISTEN GOING UNDEFEATED IN THE SEC NOW IS UNHEARD OF, SO GET YOUR HEARTS READY TO BREAK, ALL OF YOU. IT IS TEXAS VS OHIO ST. WHY? BECAUSE THEY DO NOT PLAY IN THE SEC. 10-4.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 15th, 2010
1:21 pm

I think Bobo is offensively a clone of CMR. CMR was hailed as an offensive genious while at FSU running a Pro Style attack, but the College game has evolved with the advent of the Spread. You have OC like Gus at AU, Mullen while at UF essentially re-inventing the way offenses attack. The offensive game paln may have grown a little stale now and it may be time at some point if this does not get corrected for CMR to go get a coach from a Spread school and bring him into Athens.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 15th, 2010
1:23 pm

Dang my last sentence was really long.

Billo

September 15th, 2010
1:24 pm

@ Half Century Dawg fan…fair weather fan.

Drudge Report

September 15th, 2010
1:25 pm

I don’t think Saturday will determine Mark’s job, but I do think the body of work this season, which will be bumpy, will set the Tone or Agenda for 2011. McGarity has no choice but give him a big vote of confidence, we have a hell of a recruiting class working.

WonderDawg

September 15th, 2010
1:25 pm

I support Bobo being demoted!!

Ghost of Blackout Past

September 15th, 2010
1:26 pm

Time to break out the BLACK to serve as a source of redemption!

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
1:27 pm

LowCountry

I agree. But I am not about to say go all in on a spread attack. I am still a HUGE fan of the smash mouth run it up your rectum type game. When the spread was new, it was a novelty and DCs everywhere were scrambling to figure out a way to defend against. The novelty has gone and coaches see the benefit of having it available while brusing with a run attack

JB

September 15th, 2010
1:29 pm

Only way we win Saturday is to have a great day running the ball ( 300+ yards) and keep Mallet on the bench all day. If we stink up the place with 3 and outs, we lose by 2-3 TD’s.

acdc1996

September 15th, 2010
1:29 pm

ARdawg

Richt will not survive breaking in another coordinator next year. He will be on the hot seat during and at the end of this year. No grace will be extended because of BOBO. If he had a knew staff, then people would say, “We have a new staff.”

I know a lot of people wanted Willie gone, me included, but the problems last year were just about as much to do with turnovers, offensive penalties, 3 and outs and play calling as they had to do with defense. Remember our kick coverage last year? Willie’s Defense was constantly playing in a hole.

How many times did the defense inherit a short field last year?
How many times did our offense win the time of possession?
How many three and outs did we have?
How many times did we have a high 3rd Conversion?

All critical areas that we have failed miserably the past 2 and a half years.

Ask yourself, “Why can’t we run the ball with a veteran offensive line?” Why? It does not make sense.

It has to do with play calling and establishing a tempo.

WonderDawg

September 15th, 2010
1:30 pm

ARDawg, applaud all you you want. Bobo’s offense is pathetic, predictable, and is shut down by even the SCs, UTs, and KYs of the conference now.

College Football Troll MadLib

September 15th, 2010
1:30 pm

Mark it down. I have an inside source at (insert favorite team’s athletic center) that claims (insert acronym for team’s coach) will pull (insert fastest red-shirted freshman)’s red-shirt and use him on some offensive packages including a Wild(insert play on word for team name) package.

I’m not worried about (best injured/suspended player), as WE still have (insert back up’s name), (insert backup backups name), and (insert backup backup backups name). This might be the most talented (insert player’s position) core WE’ve ever had. Not to mention my cousin goes to high school with (top recruit in the nation at that position) and all signs point he will sign with US.

(Insert current week’s opponent) is irrelevant to the rest of football and their fans are delusional. Expect the (insert favorite teams mascot) to hang at least 50 on them…the writing is on the wall. Just take a look over OUR dominance in this series.

(Insert overall series record)
(Insert score from 1938 game)
(Insert YPC stat with low wind and slight chance of rain)
(Insert overall record for the decade that looks the best)

The proof is in the pudding, IMHO…
(Insert Moniker)

(Insert unofficial number of national titles)
(Insert unofficial number of conference titles)
(Insert favorite team’s fan-tag-line)
(insert acronym to dis your rival)

tired ? ?

September 15th, 2010
1:31 pm

Okay Coach Richt you mean the dawgs were tired on South Carolina’s first drive of the football game when they drove down the dawgs throat? What did our players do when they stepped off the bus to get so tired beforehand?

ga gator

September 15th, 2010
1:31 pm

Lowcountry Bulldawg, being a long time Gator I have watched CMR from afar for years. I was actually afraid when UGA hired him because of his offensive genious at FSU. One thing he was more of at FSU was, more versatile; he ran a pro offense and a spread. When Charlie Ward was QB, he ran about 50% of the plays from shotgun and spread. I believe (but hope he doesnt for UF’s sake) he needs to go back to that offensive philosophy.

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
1:32 pm

I think Richt can still and quite assuredly pull out another 10 win season. This is literally the weakest schedule I have seen for Georgia in a very long time

John, the real UGA fan

September 15th, 2010
1:33 pm

How many teams have had to face two tough teams back to back????????????
Go Dawgs!!!!!!!!!

acdc1996

September 15th, 2010
1:33 pm

Excuse me, …new, not knew.

WonderDawg

September 15th, 2010
1:33 pm

Well, JB, you are talking about the master of the 3-and-outs. Even last year, in the second half against Tech, those 3-and-outs let the Jackets back into the game.

It’s sickening to see what our offense has become.

A Real DAWG Fan

September 15th, 2010
1:34 pm

I’ll tell you this much… reading the comments on this blog makes me want to immediately turn in my BBA and pick another school that isn’t criticized by a bunch of ‘necks who never even went to school there…let alone play a single down of football in their entire life. God help us if anyone of importance or influence reads any of your comments, and may God have mercy on your souls.

Signed,
A Real DAWG fan (and graduate)

Gary

September 15th, 2010
1:34 pm

Really, cause from my point fo view he keeps missing them! Was last week not a big game, because they were not ready for that one. Maybe an SEC win against South Carolina doesn’t mean as much as beating Ark. Maybe Florida is not a big game every year. I think Georgia will beat Ark because they are overated and their Defense stinks. They are the same team we beat last year. No better. That being said I can come here and complain about Richt until he fixes the problems. Team dicipline. Play calling. Conditioning. Fire Bobo. He needed to go with the D last year. 4 games more to loose until we can talk about next season.

JB

September 15th, 2010
1:35 pm

No one EVER is pursued off this staff at the end of every year except Garner, and that’s for recruiting. I’m proud of Mark finally firing Martinez and company ( although he had some help with that ), but Bobo is a bigger problem than anybody knows.

how2fish

September 15th, 2010
1:35 pm

Hey everyone take a deep breath on kicking that kid of the Gator squad..you have to wait to get the facts…that is fair and right I for one have no doubt CUM will take the correct action once the facts are known. Now back to football and the ’sky is falling ” part of the program.

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
1:36 pm

Wonderdawg
I shall, thanks for your support!

If you think this season would be any better at this point with a new OC along with a new defense, you are fooling yourself. I am tired of that BS too. If I can read the offense I know any opposing coach can. But it is what it is. It isn’t reason for you to kick the Dawgs in the teeth because they lost a game

acdc1996

September 15th, 2010
1:36 pm

ARdawg. I agree. He can still salvage a 10 win season which makes this game, the point of the article, a must.

beatdowns galore

September 15th, 2010
1:38 pm

Dawgs aint gonna win 10 games. Book it !

acdc1996

September 15th, 2010
1:39 pm

ARdawg…I did not say that we would be better off, I am saying that the grace given to Richt will be very, very short because of the fact he kept Bobo.

M Lattimore, I RUN YOUR DEFENSE

September 15th, 2010
1:39 pm

Kisses to your new DC * kiss* *kiss*

doug dawg

September 15th, 2010
1:40 pm

there is no hope in athens this weekend. mallet will pass for 350 and their rb’s will add 200. this is the poorest, worst coached team we have seen in at least 5 or 6 years. there is a ‘give up’ attitude; a ‘let;s play it out and go home’ mentality. so, i say, ok; let’s get this season over with and let mcgarrity toss the axe to richt on down. clean house, suck up the losses, and rebuild. a new day is, hopefully, coming to sanford stadium. and 93000 will cheer again, believe me.

acdc1996

September 15th, 2010
1:41 pm

A real dawg fan…For those who pay taxes in the great state of GA and support a large portion of the tuition for UGA grads like your self to make it one of the most inexpensive colleges in the US…UP YOURS!!!

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 15th, 2010
1:41 pm

Ga Gator,

That was the one season I was thinking of when typing that comment about how fluid his offense was with Ward. Great point.

Also AR, your point is dead on. The downfall of the spread as we see it now is on short yardage 3rd conversions. We though have to somehow infuse new life into it apparently.

acdc1996

September 15th, 2010
1:42 pm

I did not need a degree to be a success in life, but it does not change my family’s traditions that are rooted deep in UGA.

I thought last week was a big un

September 15th, 2010
1:42 pm

Really ? CMR Knows a big game is coming this week ?

JB

September 15th, 2010
1:43 pm

McGarity, Mark’s Boss, Has sat next to the Florida AD in Jacksonville for the last 17 years and heard every snicker, every cheer, every joke and every Go Gator chant there is. Trust me. He is more in tune with this coach, this team, than ANYBODY. He wants to win. He wants to win with Coach Richt. But he will win ,one way or the other.

W Ealey, I HIT AND run

September 15th, 2010
1:44 pm

Drew Carey dropped 80 pounds

September 15th, 2010
1:44 pm

The only thing Mark Richt has done over the summer is put on 20 pounds……….

What the Huck.

September 15th, 2010
1:44 pm

Enter your comments here

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
1:45 pm

abcd1996

I agree with you whole-heartedly there. And damn well should be. I agree Richt is accountable for every facet of this team. If the offense is unproductive this year Richt will have some decisions to make or, I expect some will be made for him. But listen, do you give any thought that this may be a tad bit early to be predicting what this offense or Bobo is going to do? Two games isn’t a whole season. It isn’t even close. I’ll add this as well, most teams do not even begin to jell and show improvement until well into the 3-4th games. Can’t we leave the gullotine put away for a few more games until we actually have something to grade?

What the Huck.

September 15th, 2010
1:46 pm

Absolute must win. South Carolina will lose 2 cinference games. They will not lose 3. If we are out of contention for the conference by Sept. 18 at 3:30 p.m. the season is a wash. Most Georgia fans are getting really tired of waiting for next year.

We run a vanilla offense

September 15th, 2010
1:49 pm

Fire BOO BOO the DOO DOO and Stacy Searles TOO !

A Real DAWG Fan

September 15th, 2010
1:51 pm

acdc…If you want to complain about where your taxes are going, call for the politicians heads, not a coach and mentor for college kids. IMHO paying taxes does not merit such high demands of a football program as winning the BCSNC every year. Paying taxes to a school is far less than paying tuition or paying for season tickets. If you would like to contribute that much, then maybe you can call for Richt’s head or make other asinine comments that make recruits reading these blogs not want to step foot at UGA. Sorry… I’m just speaking what the rest of us are thinking.

Dino Gort

September 15th, 2010
1:51 pm

Nice guys finish last.

ten starters back on offense

September 15th, 2010
1:52 pm

The problems are in the trenches. Had a lineman not moved on the previous play Washaun would have been 3 yds deep in the endzone before he let it outta there. NO Big blocking for the run game. No deep threat w/o AJ Green. All in all We held S.C. to 21 but couldnt come near that number with TEN starters back this year on offense. Then three of those were suspended. The coaching is going downhill. The play calling leaves a whole lot to be desired…. Now The fullback is out, Ch. Robinson is hurt, Caleb is banged up, Ealeys pride is hurt. Bobo wants to run it up the middle and call the one q.b. draw on the worst down possible in that sequence. Richt wants to play for field goals so Bobo calls some conservative crap. Pretty pitiful state rt now and that comes from a true Dawg since 76…

WonderDawg

September 15th, 2010
1:52 pm

Buddy, I’m not kicking the Dawgs in the teeth. I’m saying Mike Bobo’s offense and play-calling has cost UGA several games the last 2.5 years.

And adding some plays and formations would not be as difficult to learn for the players as compared to a totally new defense, where players have to learn new positions and responsibilities.

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
1:53 pm

A Real DAWG

Were you inferring that those of us who didn’t have an opportunity to attend UGA are somehow less of a DAWG fan?

ga gator

September 15th, 2010
1:53 pm

How’s it going how2fish, havent talked for awhile?

Scooter

September 15th, 2010
1:54 pm

I’m not really sure whose after loss line of BS is more disgusting these days…Mark Richt’s or Bobby Cox’s..might be a tossup. Yeah, good to know that the head coach realizes this is an important game…are you freaking kidding me?

I’ve yet to be on the get rid of MR bandwagon but I’m starting to prices seats on it..sooo sick of his teams coming out unprepared and then hearing after the game all the things they SHOULD have done.

To the apologists that are saying it’s a rebuilding year, new QB and blah, blah, blah….what was last year? Whose fault is it that we have a QB starting fresh this year? Who decided that it would be better to play a mediocre senior all year when they lost 5 games? I swear MR has a built in excuse with some of you guys every year. If I didn’t know better I’d think he plans his redshirts and who he plays so that he can always have an excuse for being mediocre to the apologists.

One question: if you think this is a rebuilding year and are ok with that…name some reasons that you think next year’s team is going to contend for a championship of some sort…b/c isn’t that what’s supposed to happen after you “rebuild”?

ga gator

September 15th, 2010
1:55 pm

ARdawg good point because I of all people attend all home and several away games a year; and I’ve never been called a true fan before.

acdc1996

September 15th, 2010
1:56 pm

ARdawg

Sure, I agree with you.

Unfortunately at UGA, success is not determined by whether a team jells or not, it decided by championships. More than championships, it is whether a team has lived up to it’s potential.

The last year of Matt Stafford and Knowshon really tarnished Richt’s legacy at UGA. A large part of that was Willie, but even then, cracks in BOBO’s play calling, i.e. Alabama, Florida games, were beginning to show. Still, the fact that they played down and not up to their potential is on Richt’s watch.

UGA has recruited well enough that it should, should not have two mediocre teams in a row. The jury is out on this season.

Which is why this is a must win.

Walker

September 15th, 2010
1:56 pm

The bottom line from the South Carolina game is that the offense was not held back. This is just another excuse from Richt that is buying him time and some of us are drinking the kool aid. That was the exact same pathetic & predictable offense I saw in Jacksonville and Knoxville last year and against Florida and Alabama (with Stafford and Moreno) the year before that.

When we play a decent defense our offense is simply exposed for what it is – predictable and antiquated.

Scooter

September 15th, 2010
1:56 pm

Ohh, and to the guys that are bringing up that we lost to SC a few years back and ended up #2 in the nation..what championship did we play for or win that year? Oh yeah…none. We didn’t win our division or conference….but hey…that trophy for finishing #2 ranked in a poll looks good doesn’t it?

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
1:57 pm

WonderDawg

I don’t disagree with you there. Bobo IMO is a weak link in the chain. Would you agree that Richt’s offensive play calling cost us some games in the past too?.

I’m no Bobo fan but I am not giving up on the season. Georgia has a wealth of a playbook already. It’s not the playbook, it’s the mentality and yes that is Bobo’s yet, supported by Richt. I don’t particularly care for it but, it is what it is.

gomdawg

September 15th, 2010
1:57 pm

SIMPLE PLAYERS DO YOUR JOB.

Gamec0ckmike17

September 15th, 2010
1:58 pm

Not only did South Carolina freshman Marcus Lattimore carry the ball 37 times for 182 yards and two touchdowns against Georgia, he knocked Bulldogs defenders backward. Gamec0cks coach Steve Spurrier said Tuesday that the video showed Lattimore breaking 40 tackles against the Dawgs. Travis Haney, a reporter at the Charleston Post and Courier, counted 121 yards after contact.
“It was kind of like one of those old-timey games,” Spurrier said. “You keep running the guy and he keeps making first downs and the clock keeps going.”

DawgBuzz

September 15th, 2010
1:58 pm

Let Murray call his own plays. Do we really want Bozo doing this?? The only thing he might call right is ordering a pizza.

A Real DAWG Fan

September 15th, 2010
1:59 pm

No I’m inferring that I have no problem with fans that sit back, enjoy the game, and have full faith that the money they are putting into the program is well spent. When Richt needs to go, they’ll recognize it.

What I am inferring is that the people with the most unrealistic expectations need to put up and shut up (including graduates too). IMHO, graduates and parents of graduates seem to have a firmer grasp on this than the latter. That is all.

Fact of the matter is:
1) New Quarterback
2) New Defense
3) D-Line minus 3 NFL draftees
4) Returning a secondary that was among the last in the nation.

Did you really expect us to win 10 games this season? Did you really expect us to destroy a USC-East team that returned almost their entire offense and feature one of the best Freshmen running back recruits since Reggie Bush of USC-West? It seems that everyone on this blog has on a pair of blinders. My prediction this year 4 losses… next year 2 losses.

acdc1996

September 15th, 2010
1:59 pm

A real dawg fan…I actually contribute and attend several games a year. I traveled to the SC game. I have family that has attended UGA. I grew up listening to UGA games since I could walk. I have interest outside football in UGA, that makes me less of a dawg fan?

Larry Munson

September 15th, 2010
2:02 pm

Oh look at the Latimore’s falling out of the Sky ! He’s running all over people…. My God a freshman !

A Real DAWG Fan

September 15th, 2010
2:02 pm

No, what makes you less of a DAWG fan is how you talk about our program. I’ll hang up and listen…

acdc1996

September 15th, 2010
2:04 pm

A real dawg fan…I work closely with the education system at UGA, trust me when I tell you that most of the tuition is being covered by tax payers. I have had many conversations with people who would know.

If you do not believe me, just ask yourself “Why private colleges are so much more expensive?”

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
2:05 pm

abdc1996

I agree with that last statement. 08 should have been a championship year for UGA except one problem, we had no defense. With Stafford and Moreno the offense wasn’t exactly stellar but it was good enough to win a a conference.

Scooter

September 15th, 2010
2:09 pm

Again, if this is a rebuilding year…please give me some reasons to think next year is going to be better…this year’s excuse is a new QB. Of course some might have thought that a 5 loss team last year was a rebuilding one and maybe playing a mediocre senior QB wasn’t the best idea. But hey, it does give MR an excuse with the apologists.

So what’s next year’s excuse going to be? It takes more than 2 years to install a new defense? Murray is still a bit green because we didn’t want to rush him this year? AJ Green is gone? Supposedly great senior laden offensive line is now gone and has to be rebuilt?

I’m fine with a rebuilding year now and then…but the definition of building, let alone rebuilding is that you’re building TO something. Someone please tell me what this team is building towards over the last few “rebuilding” years…

acdc1996

September 15th, 2010
2:10 pm

A Real Dawg Fan…I have been a Richt supporter up until he decided to keep BOBO. Listen, I think he is a great Role Model and I have had him down to speak to my FCA huddle groups. He is awesome. However, it is based upon potential and whether you have lived up to it.

Mark my words, unless there is a fundamental change in the attitude of offensive play calling this year, we will lose several games. My point is not whether we should keep Richt or not, it is that his seat will be HOT and I do not think he will survive a change in coordinators next year.

I do not think people will extend Grace over 4 years.

A Real DAWG Fan

September 15th, 2010
2:10 pm

acdc… thanks for changing the topic. Once again… yes, tuition is more half covered by state taxes… but that doesn’t mean that you split my tuition with me. Catching a theme here?

Listen my intent is not to claim that you can’t be a fan of the DAWGS, or that you are less of a fan… rather that you have no reason to criticize the program due to your unrealistic expectations… and if you really want to be heard about it… you’ll probably need to front a little more dough to get in McGarity’s ear. I’ll hang up and listen (again)…

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
2:10 pm

DawginLex

September 15th, 2010
12:57 pm
It would have been delayed a week if the next game was at Tuscaloosa

You are absolutely correct, IF YOU WERE THE COACH—-JERK

Dawg Tired

September 15th, 2010
2:10 pm

Does this mean that we did not know the SC game was a big game. It was a bigger game! It was against a division foe. Yet neither our coaches nor our players (except for Murray and Houston) seemed to be ready to play as hard as possible. The offensive game plan was way too conservative. The defense did get somewhat better in the 2nd half, but the defensive coaches failed to see that Tyson was too small to play nose against SC. Neither Anderson nor Geathers played at all. Their size was needed. Either our coaches are not paying attention, or Anderson and Geathers are not very good. Either way, this does not bode well for the future games. You simply can not run a 3-4 defense without a nose big enough to occupy at least 2 offensive linemen. Tyson was consistently blocked by one offensive lineman. That spells t-r-o-u-b-l-e.

Hatless Harry

September 15th, 2010
2:11 pm

It’s kind of sad to see all the Dawg fans getting so excited this year (just like the year before, the year before that, etc.). How long is it going to take for UGA fans to realize that UGA is simply no longer relevant in the SEC? In the national picture, UGA isn’t even a blip on the radar, and hasn’t been since the preseason #1 ranking two years ago.

Sit back and be grateful for the seven or eight wins you’ll get every year. Coaching genius Mark Richt may take you to 8-4 or even 9-3 occasionally, but Florida will still win the SEC, meaning no BCS bowls and no top 10 final ranking. Most years, UGA will be very lucky to finish in the top 25, and only after a big bowl win over a nobody opponent.

It’s a different world now, and Dawg fans need to adjust their expectations downward to reflect reality.

Unfortunately nothing is going to change until UGA changes its mediocre coaching. That’s where the difference is, and that’s why everyone outside Dawgtard Nation just laughs at Dawg fans getting so excited year after year about what a great recruiting class UGA gets. It doesn’t matter how many blue chip high school players go to UGA, they simply don’t get the coaching they would get at Florida or Alabama, to name two schools whose programs are far ahead of UGA. And that’s not going to change as long as Mark Richt is in Athens.

All you have now are the Fulmer Cup and red panties.

So get your heads out of the sand and face reality. And mediocrity and irrelevance. 

Mobile Dawg

September 15th, 2010
2:13 pm

To “A Real Dawg Fan”,

First, what would you prefer we talk about on the blog. A lot of us don’t go around with rose colored glasses air brushing everything. We are frustrated by the “PATTERN” we’ve seen. You are welcome to express you feelings positive or negative and so is everyone else. I’ve yet to be challenged on one thing that I have said before or after the SC game as to our level of preparation, game planning, physicality of our game, etc. because my facts are correct.

I posted a blog earlier about the arrogance of some posters and graduates. You fit that category, however you’re entitled to you opinion. The sheer arrogance of thinking that if someone did not attend UGA and prance around in your fraternity tells me what kind of human being you are deep inside your soul sir.

There are many tax paying citizens within the State of Georgia and other places who grew up watching and loving the Dawgs, some of them my friends, some my family. If I recall the University is “Public” and does receive some funds from the “Public”.

Mobile Dawg (Graduate)

DawgBuzz

September 15th, 2010
2:15 pm

Really don’t want to hear the cry about a new defense schema. If these guys don’t know how to wrap up a runner and actually tackle at this point then excuses are useless. Lattimore is an excellent power runner but come on, basic fundamental tackling starts with the DC. Also, where was the emotion, the determination, the desire?? On one of the touchdowns by Lattimore it looked as if the D had given up.

coastalhog

September 15th, 2010
2:19 pm

Georgia 17 – Arkansas 35

WonderDawg

September 15th, 2010
2:22 pm

Real DAWG Fan, I doubt McGarity is gonna care who’s got dough, or a UGA sheepskin for that matter. He has seen excellence, up close and personal with Urban Myer. I think Richt is a great man, as well as a good coach, but his run was several years ago now, and he is not holding up well against Myer, and lately, even against coaches with average teams (ie. UT, UK). Do you think our game against Vandy year is a sure win? Hell no.

Richt, to survive, needs to surround himself with bright, young, assistants. He’s got a good start with Grantham, but needs an OC terribly, as well as an O-line coach.

I mean, really, how long do you think Bobo and Searles would have lasted with Myer or Saban?

acdc1996

September 15th, 2010
2:23 pm

Here is my observation of the Richt tenure thus far.

When nothing is expected from his teams, they overachieve.
When things are expected from his teams, they underachieve.

He has not won consistently against UF, even when he had the better teams.
In fact, the really big games against the really good teams the past few year have been blow outs, ie UF and UA. Do not bring up wins against LSU or GT because they are second tier teams at best.

I am not one of those that thinks UGA should be competing for a national title every year, but we should be knocking on the door of winning the SEC east most years due to our recruiting base.

I am not throwing in the chips on this season, but the point is Saturday is a must win.

JB

September 15th, 2010
2:25 pm

Tuberville, Fulmer………………..It happens…………..Both those guys were fixtures…………Coach’s make too much money, It’s a business and there is too much passion for lackluster results. Every UGA fan I know likes Mark, but in today’s world of 24 hour ESPN and blogs etc, results are expected and passions run high.

jax

September 15th, 2010
2:25 pm

@SSigaytor

i love the short term memory of the reptiles. Floriduh was the last team to lose 4 games in back to back years. (03 & 04) gotta love those zook years.

acdc1996

September 15th, 2010
2:25 pm

Potential vs Performance

Richt’s Grade = C

Blue Max

September 15th, 2010
2:29 pm

Yea Jax and the Zookers record against the dawgs was………………………..2-1.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 15th, 2010
2:32 pm

Richt’s Grade first 5 years = A

Last 5 = C

Overrall = B+

Scooter

September 15th, 2010
2:34 pm

To the self proclaimed “real dawg fans” and apologists. I don’t consider myself part of the lunatic fringe by any means and I don’t mind a rebuilding year now and then…but aren’t we basically in a second straight rebuilding year? It doesn’t seem like MR’s handling of recruiting, redshirts, and choices of starters ever really sets him up for a NON rebuilding year nowadays.

Whose fault is it that in a 5 loss year last year, a mediocre senior QB got 99% of the playing time and his backup was a guy that’s now playing WR because he couldn’t hack it at QB.

What’s the excuses for next year’s rebuilding year? New defense needs more than a year to be learned? Murray is still green because we didn’t want to put too much on him this year? AJ Green is gone to the NFL? Offensive Line has to be rebuilt yet again?

Again, I don’t mind a rebuilding year but looking at trends does anyone see this team being actually BUILT anytime soon? Are we just a program that has to wait for that “Perfect Storm” to hit once every 10 or 20 years? Of course many would say that year was with Stafford and Knowshon and we saw how that turned out didn’t we?

Again, not saying fire MR, but I think it’s past time for these questions to be asked.

Mobile Dawg

September 15th, 2010
2:36 pm

Lowcountry my math shows that grade using your A and C to be a “B” with no plus or minus. That “B” is in serious jepordy.

BDAWG

September 15th, 2010
2:40 pm

Every game is a big game in the SEC and that’s the way a head coach should look at it. You prepare for every game like it is the NC and that’s how to get there. The problem with UGA is that the HC doesn’t seem to take each game like it could be his last. He coaches as if he can’t get fired and that he doesn’t care if they win the SEC Championship or a National Championship. Preparation is the key to winning and for the last four years, it doesn’t seem like UGA has been prepared to play anybody. The offensive game plan is horrible and we need a new OC or a new HC and a new OC. UGA needs to get back to winning and playing tough, physical smash mouth football.

GaCracker

September 15th, 2010
2:41 pm

Keys to UGa winning
(1) Pressure the QB
(2) Play agressively of offense as this may be a high scoring game
(3) Avoid wasting timeouts as was done in the 2nd half – sometimes its better to take a 5 yard delay on either side of the ball and save those prescious seconds for the end
(4) Let Murray run when the defense gives it to him
(5) Improve tacking. It was poor last week.

Clinton

September 15th, 2010
2:44 pm

I sure would like to see Gawga get their butts kicked by the Hogs.

ga gator

September 15th, 2010
2:44 pm

GaCracker and have Mason ready if Murray goes down. UGA and UF will be in ds if the two starters are injured.

Scooter

September 15th, 2010
2:47 pm

Still waiting for the “real” fans to enlighten me with their wisdom:

To the self proclaimed “real dawg fans” and apologists. I don’t consider myself part of the lunatic fringe by any means and I don’t mind a rebuilding year now and then…but aren’t we basically in a second straight rebuilding year? It doesn’t seem like MR’s handling of recruiting, redshirts, and choices of starters ever really sets him up for a NON rebuilding year nowadays.

Whose fault is it that in a 5 loss year last year, a mediocre senior QB got 99% of the playing time and his backup was a guy that’s now playing WR because he couldn’t hack it at QB.

What’s the excuses for next year’s rebuilding year? New defense needs more than a year to be learned? Murray is still green because we didn’t want to put too much on him this year? AJ Green is gone to the NFL? Offensive Line has to be rebuilt yet again?

Again, I don’t mind a rebuilding year but looking at trends does anyone see this team being actually BUILT anytime soon? Are we just a program that has to wait for that “Perfect Storm” to hit once every 10 or 20 years? Of course many would say that year was with Stafford and Knowshon and we saw how that turned out didn’t we?

Again, not saying fire MR, but I think it’s past time for these questions to be asked.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 15th, 2010
2:47 pm

Trying to be positive here! :)

BDAWG

September 15th, 2010
2:47 pm

Richt talks about having confidence in Murray. Murray is sharp and is going to be a great player if he is properly coached, which we haven’t seen at this point. I think the fans have confidence in Murray but, they have no confidence in Richt or Bobo. Most HC make the proper adjustments during the game so that they can win, but not this staff. No player should ever hit the field if they are not ready to give 110% and hit people in the mouth and knock them on their butts. Searles has been a big dissappointment with the OL and It’s time to replace the biggest of the offensive staff. Should have happened last year.

how2fish

September 15th, 2010
2:48 pm

ga gator pretty good busy as heck. Missed your comments on the Gator program, I’ve refused to be Gator baited mostly so far..and I’m not calling out the Gators because they looked a little rusty in the 2 games they played and won. Just glad college football is back, hoping the Dawgs can man up against Ark this week and shake some of the trolls loose on the blog. I think its amazing how quickly the temperature changes from week to week on the blogs depending on how the lunatic fringe’s expectations are met or not met..talk to you later….

tony

September 15th, 2010
2:51 pm

One thing about it Nick Saban has earn his pay check when will Mr.Richt earn his?

ga gator

September 15th, 2010
2:53 pm

how2, UF coaches have their issues too! How smart are you when it takes you 3 halves of football to figure out that you can’t still call the same plays once Tebow left the house. The defense is young but still appears to be good with 6 picks in the first 2 games.

how2fish

September 15th, 2010
2:53 pm

tony I think CMR earned his money when he gave us the first SEC championship in 20 years…

Until

September 15th, 2010
2:57 pm

Mark Richt loses his tunnel vision of the second coming of Charlie Ward, the best tallent UGA can recruit will continue to die on the bench.

Mobile Dawg

September 15th, 2010
2:58 pm

Low, I wish I could be positive. I’m hoping for a good game from the defense, see my previous comments about pressuring the qb.

It’s really hard to have confidence because none of us really know what to expect, a lot of us think we know what we need to do but all we can do is talk about it. I for one am trying not to be a troll but I am one of those that wear my thoughts out loud for everyone to hear.

There’s negativity all over right now. It’s on the airwaves here in Mobile. I hope things get better and am willing to be try and be positive, one game at a time….Just give me something to be positive about.

ga gator

September 15th, 2010
2:59 pm

I think he believes that LeMay will be Wards second coming, except he already has baggage.

Oh no, y'all have it all wrong

September 15th, 2010
2:59 pm

This year is not a rebuilding year. Last year was. We “gave” Richt that, as 08 was a GOOD year, but to UGA fans and grads …………hugely disappointing too. In 08, vs. two REALLY good teams we lost to Alabama and Florida in stompings. Right? They both were simply blow outs.

Last year, we were in transition from the Moreno/Stafford era to the next one with Joe Cox as the man at the interim tiller. He failed of course. We lost to KY and to LSU and they could have been nice wins. They were not …………because of mental breakdowns ……..like W Ealey’s fumble on the 3 vs KY or AJ’s celebration after the LSU TD. Nothing ever changes folks. These two morons hurt us vs SC last Saturday too.

This year our Red shirt frosh QB knows the ropes ……….he is talented and we have 10 starters on O, All American punter and All American kicker. We ended up with 6 freaking points vs SC. More points were there except for the fact that Durdne had to wait on the long ball from AM. One other long ball from AM was 5 inches beyond the pass receiver and Ealey had his usual game killing fumble and one AM pass at the 4 or 5 was behind Orason. There should have been 21 points and a FG on these drives folks.

D played horribly ……………….nothing ever changes at UGA in football. We have one great year and then about 7 or 8 years of mediocrity. Get a new coaching staff. They are old and stale.

GO Dogs

Class of 71 & 73

takedowndawg

September 15th, 2010
3:01 pm

Yes, I would say this is a must win against Arkansas. If any of the players or coaches last weekend were just trying to conserve energy, my advise is, “you had better let the dam break go this weekend. Too little sustained effort, too conservative in the play calling. (I really despised the call to kick the second field goal when you are down by 11). Go DAWGS!!!! SICCCCUM!

Scooter ...........yes, sir. You are correct

September 15th, 2010
3:03 pm

Scooter …………….100% correct in your assessment.

Always we are in rebuilding mode and not re loading ………..like 2010 was SUPPOSED to be.

Go Dogs.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 15th, 2010
3:04 pm

Things to be positive over:

1) Pressure we have created thus far.

2) Murray has shown very good maturity

3) Walsh is a stud

4) Penalty’s seem to be under control

5) Turnovers seem to be under control

6) No one has been arrested in over a week

7) CMR can do a wonderful dive off the diving board

8) We have a Top 10 recruiting class for ‘11

9) We may have a Top 10 recruiting class for ‘12

10) I can’t think of anything else

Roll Tide

September 15th, 2010
3:05 pm

Since all the UF fans love to troll this blog and talk smack instead of acknowledging their daddy, I’ll come to them.

I’m going to really enjoy watching the whining and excuse making when Bama utterly kicks in your teeth again this year in a few weeks. Mark my words, it will be a blood bath, and we will dominate every aspect of the game.

And if you manage to get to Atlanta again, we’ll enjoy beating the crap out of you a second time. We have the better players, better coaches, and better program. You better obey your daddy, or suffer the consequences.

76-DAWG

September 15th, 2010
3:07 pm

When great coordinators leave for head coaching jobs the team that they leave will suffer. Florida will struggle at least this year with Strong no longer there. A perfect time for UGA to take control of the East and gain a lot of confidence. If we don’t someone will.What’s it going to be CMR ?

tim

September 15th, 2010
3:10 pm

roll tide you’re a funny guy……..at least UF players have teeth to kick in….most of you backwoods necks wouldn’t know a tooth if it bit your ass

DawginLex

September 15th, 2010
3:12 pm

17-3,

Looks like somebody can’t take the same crap you dish out all the time.

Roll Tide

September 15th, 2010
3:15 pm

Ah little Timmy, at least you aren’t disputing the fact that UF is now and will continue to be our b1tch. It’s going to be fun watching the complete and total beat down in a few weeks, and the subsequent realization that UF’s run is over not only nationally, but in the SEC.

By the way, north Florida probably has more toothless rednecks then the entire states of Alabama and Mississippi combined.

wildbill

September 15th, 2010
3:16 pm

That stand-in Russ is a wimp, just like the dawgs this year.

Scooter

September 15th, 2010
3:18 pm

So I still haven’t had anyone tell me why next year should be a better year after two rebuilding years…

I really am starting to think that as long as MR is at the helm..this team is going to be a “Perfect Storm” kind of team…meaning that maybe one year out of 10 or so he will have managed the team well enough that there won’t always be one part of it that’s not up to snuff.

So that basically makes UGA a midmajor conference team…not even as consistent as a Utah or Boise State…just hoping to get lucky one year and compete. Personally I don’t think it makes you part of the lunatic fringe to think that’s not enough for a team with the resources of UGA.

George P.

September 15th, 2010
3:19 pm

A team like Georgia can not possibly have a must win game.

AceDawg

September 15th, 2010
3:22 pm

I thought UGA played hard, but they were outperformed. Maybe a few plays with lack of effort, but perhaps fatigue was a factor because the USC offense shredded the Dawgs for four long quarters. Both sides of the ball need to be better, but considering that Murray played well, I’m thinking Mike Bozo is the guy who deserves a little extra criticism above the rest for the offense. Of course, Ealey is at fault for the fumble, but still, uncage the offense a bit because if preventing Murray from losing the game is worth losing a game… then, uh… hmm… not so much.

ga gator

September 15th, 2010
3:25 pm

Dont be an a hole toilet roll, you had better worry about the bad dallas start, cause if they dont go deep in the playoffs, saban will leave you like a cheating wife and go sleep with jerry in big d and then you will go back to irrelevance.

ga gator

September 15th, 2010
3:25 pm

Oh yea and rednecks in north florida, especially north west florida, well thats why they call it LA.

76-DAWG

September 15th, 2010
3:28 pm

Roll Tide
I saw Saban in a few interviews this last weekend and I’ve got to admit he really has it together. Very business like and knows exactly what he want’s and may I stress what HE wants. There is no doubt who is in charge in Tusaloosa. I never really followed his philosophy and hard nose way before but now I know why he had so much success at LSU and why Alabama wanted him. This guy doesn’t put up with any sh## from anybody, fans, players, coaches , nobody. Very impressive.

saban

September 15th, 2010
3:29 pm

Richt should bring his purse to the game to hit the Arkansas coach if they are timid.

BufordDawg

September 15th, 2010
3:31 pm

An old saying, if you can’t say anything nice – don’t say anything at all. Done being critical of the coaches… Just watching the rearranging of the deck chairs on the Titanic that the UGA football program has become – since about 2005.

SEC FAN

September 15th, 2010
3:35 pm

If Richt doesn’t win this one, it will be the first nail in his coaching-career coffin. He could get by with 1 loss to start out with but two would start the ball rolling. Also, don’t take MS. State for granted. Richt may very well be 1 in 3 the first month.

Roll Tide

September 15th, 2010
3:37 pm

ga gator-
I’m just simply returning the treatment in kind to the UF fans that troll this blog. It’s not necessarily directed at you, but at your other bretheren that infiltrate this blog on a daily basis for the sole purpose of talking smack. Posters such as SSI and 17-3 to name a couple. If you have a problem with it, then why don’t you call out your fellow UF supporters and tell them to grow up.

Until then, I will continue to come here and rub UF’s face in it since we are your undisputed daddy now.

BTW, Saban isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, so you can get that fantasy out of your head. I know you want him to leave since as long as he’s at Bama will will be the supreme dominant force in this league, and will continue treat UF and Meyer like an abused step children that they are. Which by the way, has been UF’s rightful place and role for the overwhelming history of this conference. Saban tried the NFL, decided that he hated it and it wasn’t for him, and has no desire to go back down that road again.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
3:38 pm

Roll Tide

September 15th, 2010
3:05

Hey, slow down big fella, congulations on your win last year, but is your memory so short you forgot
that the Gators won that game in 2008.

You may be interested in the fact that Florida and Alabama have played each other in 10 SEC Championship games. You may feel badly when you realize Florida is 8-2 in those games.

The Gators won in “91,93,94,95,96,99,06,08. Big Red won the 92 game and last year. Ya’ll got a great team, but we will show up for the game. Frankly, I would prefer you win the regular season game, cause you won’t beat the Gators twice in one year–See you in Atlanta.

That's going to leave a Mark

September 15th, 2010
3:38 pm

Ouch, looks like someone has a running back. All those top defensive players, and one S. Carolina player got 182 rushing yards. Did I mention one player did that. It all started when CMR decided to be CEO instead of coach. He has not showed any emotion since he made that decision. He has also started losing control of the team since he let the team charge the field during the FL game. All I can say is ouch. He needs to have control of his players off the field 1st, so that he can actually have players on the field to control.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
3:39 pm

What’s your problem with me, I don’t trash Bama?

DawginLex

September 15th, 2010
3:41 pm

Wesley Saunders done at SC

More to the hotel story than meets the eye?

Forfeit wins?

Wouldn’t that be a scream.

Since he didn’t play, they might get out of jail. There were others that DID play and don’t think the NCAA sniffing around is a good thing.

ga gator

September 15th, 2010
3:41 pm

I have and will continue; I even posted about loser Rainey at 7:57 am yesterday. So if you are gonna call out people be specific. SSI is obnoxious. Don’t believe it will be a blow out though I think you will win. Guess you struck a nerve with your tone; sorry.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
3:41 pm

Just finished reading the rest of you post, you’ve got a lot of nerve saying who’s your Daddy when you are 8-2 against the Gators. Maybe you ought to growup.

Richt has double or triple trouble now

September 15th, 2010
3:41 pm

Double trouble? How?

1.) Big recruiting weekend ………they will see the tight lips, the grim faces on coaches and their wives, the seriousness of the staff and of one or two players. The recruits will get a first hand look at the usual game day at UGA ……..anxiety riddled day it will be. Locker room will be grim. Very tight.
2.) The recruits will see how the staff gets more uptight as Mallet’s arm ruins the UGA D. They will hear the anger and the banterring between the O coaches and the D coaches. It will not be pretty.
3.) The recruits will also hear the Boo Birds ………….. this will not be good. They will possibly see in the early 4th qtr ……….UGA fans streaming out. Not a pretty sight it could be if Arkansas is like 38-10 or 35-16.

Richt would ask “why do that …..we have raw recruits here”. My answer is: You should have thought about all of this last week, when you all simply laid down and got pounded, coach.

The kids that were in Athens for that Alabama night pounding a couple of years ago did not then sign with UGA just because of this ………….UGA staff not being ready. LSU game last year we had tons of kids that did not ultimately sign with UGA …………after AJ celebrated his TD and UGA was flagged and then Charles Scott ran over lil Rennie Curran for the winning TD. Recruits are staying away because of the UGA staff and our lack of preparation …………. Mental and physical.

Go Dogs

UGA class of 71 & 73

ga gator

September 15th, 2010
3:42 pm

Dont even remember SSI trashing Bama; Dawg fans are quick enough to shut him up on their own.

Texas Dawg

September 15th, 2010
3:42 pm

I agree with Mean Machine! We recruit as well as Florida and Alabama so why can’t our program have five or six years competing for NC’s! I know it won’t last forever but I think Richt has petterd out. Look at what Saban has done for Alabama….the only varible is coaching! I like Richt as much as the next dawg fan and I am a die hard dog fan and as such I want the best for our team! Yea I know it’s not Richts style but I would just once like to see him get emotional on the sideline…let get Muschamp back to Ga…he’ll fire um up!

Ed

September 15th, 2010
3:43 pm

Coach Urban Meyer: “We will only recruit the top one percent of the one percent.”

The competition in Alachua County Correctional must be fierce…

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
3:44 pm

Roll Tide

September 15th, 2010
3:37 pm

Bama will will be the supreme dominant force in this league, and will continue treat UF and Meyer like an abused step children that they are. Which by the way, has been UF’s rightful place and role for the overwhelming history of this conference.

For someone who is 2-8 against the Gators you must be delusional, take a pill.

76-DAWG

September 15th, 2010
3:47 pm

Roll Tide
. My dad was from north Florida . There isn’t a better group of people in the country. They will give you the shirt off their back. I lived down their for 2 weeks every year. There isn’t a region in Florida with more loyal fans of the Gators . They even put up with me when I was going to school at UGA and drove my red and black mustang down . Maybe that was because they had so much respect for my dad. Can’t cut down Florida . Go DAWGS.

ga gator

September 15th, 2010
3:47 pm

Enter your comments here

That's going to leave a Mark

September 15th, 2010
3:48 pm

We do not need Saunders. We did just fine without him.

Ed

September 15th, 2010
3:49 pm

“Again, not saying fire MR, but I think it’s past time for these questions to be asked.”

Then let me say it, Scooter. Richt should be fired after this year, it’s obvious he’s not getting the job done.

Your post was right on the money.

DawginLex

September 15th, 2010
3:49 pm

Absolutely you did fine without saunders. But what if the NCAA rules against his teammates that did play the first 2 games?

ga gator

September 15th, 2010
3:49 pm

Nice comment 76-Dawg. Most Gator fans our age respect UGA because of the yearly butt whooping from Dooley. Only the younger ones are a little on the obnoxious side.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
3:51 pm

Just wanted to let you know the latest. I’m sure you will find fault with something, but I don’t think any coach would do more at this stage and some a lot less.

Florida coach Urban Meyer said wide receiver Chris Rainey’s status with the team is yet to be decided.

“It’s just further evaluation as we go,” Meyer said during the SEC teleconference Wednesday. “As of the immediacy of it, he’s not with us.”

Rainey was suspended indefinitely Tuesday following his arrest. He was charged with aggravated stalking, a third-degree felony, for allegedly sending a sometimes girlfriend a threatening text message.

Meyer says Omarius Hines will start in Rainey’s place Saturday at Tennessee.

Rainey has just six catches for 34 yards and a touchdown this season, and Meyer says his team can fill that void.

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
3:51 pm

Acedawg

Fumbles are a part of the game. Ealey’s fumble was bad but “IT” didn’t cost us that game. Congratulations on trying to make the boy feel bad. That fumble was at the end of the 3rd quarter while down 8 points and out of time outs. With your logic Durham lost the game when he dropped that pass at the goal line or Murray’s fault because he didn’t scramble and run it in for a score.

We lost that game because we couldn’t stop Lattimore and get their offense off the field in the 4th. IMO, you could also heavily attribute it to the little girls panties offensive play calling. Ealey didn’t lose the game by himself no more than he would have won the game if he had two late breakaway TDs

DawginLex

September 15th, 2010
3:51 pm

17-3,

You saying that florida owns Bama based on the head to head record since 1990 is what is delusional.

That is like you saying the UF basketball program is better than UK because of the 2 titles Donovan won.

I’m pretty sure the Tide dude is talking about the fact that Bama is the most dominant school in the history of the SEC.

David

September 15th, 2010
3:52 pm

Richt is putting on some weight. Look at those cheeks!

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
3:53 pm

76-DAWG

September 15th, 2010
3:47 pm

And a tip of the hat to you—nice comment, I have some friends in Live Oak and they great people.

Jim Donnan and Ray Goff

September 15th, 2010
3:54 pm

Break out the pitchforks and let’s rush the Butts Mehre building and demand a coaching change. This is even unacceptable to us!

That's going to leave a Mark

September 15th, 2010
3:55 pm

We don’t need any of them. We only needed one player to man handle ya’ll.

YANKEEDAWG

September 15th, 2010
3:56 pm

Last year the officials cost us a game and gave 2 games to Florida and 1 to Alabama.Until they change rules on over ruling bad calls by officials no true champion will be named. Just my thoughts.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
3:57 pm

DawginLex

Ok pal, Bama won last year the Gators won in 08 and 06-what’s his point now?

DawginLex

September 15th, 2010
3:59 pm

He is talking about the history of the SEC.

The SEC played football prior to 1990.

Bama has more conference titles and more national titles than any other SEC team.

That is what he meant.

Scooter

September 15th, 2010
3:59 pm

Apparently my comment got caught in the filter..sorry if it appears twice:

It sounds sad because I’m only 33 years old, but I’m really starting to wonder how old I’m going to be before I see this team even compete for a National Championship. Yesss, I know that sounds lunatic fringy..but I’ve actually been a pretty big MR supporter since he’s been here.

But now it seems he’s gotten fat and happy, and is just playing the string out. I actually am wondering if he’s not more calculating than people give him credit for.

He holds onto Willie for as long as he can b/c that’s a built in excuse, then hires a guy with a whole new scheme that has to be learned…another built in excuse. He doesn’t play any of the guys that will have to start at QB this year even though last year was lost. Once he’s finally forced to hire a real OC he’ll have another scheme to learn and another couple of years of excuses…seems like he can keep things mediocre and still be in a job for a few more years yet easily…

Throw on top of that his reputation as a good christian guy..even though his players can’t stay out of jail…and I could be 40 before we see any results or a new coach..pretty depressing.

Reminds me of Clemson with Tommy Bowden, down to the FSU buddy system and great recruiting with few results…

That's going to leave a Mark

September 15th, 2010
4:00 pm

Welcome to college football. We have been playing against the officals for ever. Hate to say it but it will not change.

Ed

September 15th, 2010
4:01 pm

Roll Tide said: “Bama will will be the supreme dominant force in this league, and will continue treat UF and Meyer like an abused step children that they are. Which by the way, has been UF’s rightful place and role for the overwhelming history of this conference.”

Gatorbait replied: “For someone who is 2-8 against the Gators you must be delusional, take a pill.”

Come on Gatorbait, I understand that you are a fiercely loyal Gator, but you have to admit his point. Florida has been a member of the SEC for 78 years and was irrelevant for the first 59 of those years. At one point only Florida and one other pre-expansion SEC school (can’t remember, either Vandy or Miss. St.) had ZERO SEC titles, and this was as recently as 1990.

I’m no Alabama fan, but they were going to major bowls and winning SEC Championships during the Great Depression, and they’ve been winning them off and on ever since. They still have more than twice as many SEC titles as does Florida, and despite Florida’s 1990s-2000s success, it still isn’t close.

I understand why Gators act like SEC football was invented 19 years ago, but there is actually a long and rich history that predates UF’s winning ways by many decades.

If it makes you feel any better, Georgia has assumed Florida’s former role as perennial underachiever and talented conference head-case.

ryan

September 15th, 2010
4:02 pm

Arkansas no running game no defense they are going to throw on every down. There are no excuses why UGA can win this maybe we get AJ back by the MSU game .

how2fish

September 15th, 2010
4:02 pm

Jesus, Joesph and Mary I came to a UGA blog and lo and behold a knife fight starts between Bama and Gator fans…please DOWN IN FRONT and pass me the popcorn !

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
4:03 pm

DawginLex

September 15th, 2010
3:51 pm
17-3,

You saying that florida owns Bama based on the head to head record since 1990 is what is delusional.

Please show me where I said the Gators “OWED” Bama, all I did is point out the record in Championship games that began in 92, I was wrong about the 91 game, the Championship games started in 92. So the Gators are 7-2 not 8-2, unintentional.

76-DAWG

September 15th, 2010
4:05 pm

Gatorbait 17-3
My dad is from Ft White. Live Oak is within a few mile of my dads stomping grounds. We have a lot of friends that live on the Swanee, Sante Fe and Ichetucknee rivers.

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
4:05 pm

DawginLex

Maybe you should let Roll Tide speak for himself. I really don’t like arguing with mind readers.

Roll Tide

September 15th, 2010
4:06 pm

DawginLex got the point. Your program is a Johnny come lately. You all collectively believe that SEC history didn’t start until 1990, when your cute little run began. Even with that run, Bama leads UF 20 – 14 all time, and will be 22 – 14 after this season.

However, that run is now over, and will continue to be so. Mark my words, you can and will get beaten down two times this year by the Tide. The Gators simply don’t have the physicality or players to compete with Bama, and they won’t for the continuing future. Every aspect of our team and program is superior to yours now, and will continue to remain so for the foreseeable future.

mcdaviddawg

September 15th, 2010
4:08 pm

Richt doesn’t seem to understand anything. Thought South Carolina was a big game, sure didn’t look like it from what I saw in a game plan.

That's going to leave a Mark

September 15th, 2010
4:08 pm

AR-KANSAS 24 – UGA 10

DawginLex

September 15th, 2010
4:08 pm

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
4:08 pm

how2fish

September 15th, 2010
4:02 pm
Jesus, Joesph and Mary I came to a UGA blog and lo and behold a knife fight starts between Bama and Gator fans…please DOWN IN FRONT and pass me the popcorn !

How about a coke with popcorn?

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
4:10 pm

Roll Tide

We will show up and we will see.

Dawg Tired

September 15th, 2010
4:11 pm

South Carolina was the “big game”. Winning or losing this Arkansas game will not change our standing in the SEC East. Thanks Coach Tan for recognizing the importance of this game. In the future, perhaps all SEC games will be considered crucial.

Can't we all just get along

September 15th, 2010
4:12 pm

Smack talking is mental masturbation for some….. The immaturity of it all…… every program has had its ups and downs. Dawgs are in a rut….. maybe they man up and pull out of it …maybe they don’t…… I am a big Dawg fan but I am also a big SEC fan… As much as I dispise the Vols when we play them I was busted up to see Oregon manhandle them. I like to see all SEC teams succeed except when we plan them… but I ain’t gonna slit my wrists if we don’t or spend all day on a blog insulting other SEC programs….. 17 – 3 is the best example of the immaturity that spoils these blogs..He supports a winning program and that’s great but he has no class…..and loves to show it

Dawg Fud

September 15th, 2010
4:13 pm

For some odd reason, i am at peace with the fact that we could lose 5-6 games this season. It should bother me but it doesn’t. And if we win the remainder of our games (advancing to the SECCG) then I doubt I would be too overly excited.

Is that just me? Or am I just used to Georgia Football: The Girlfriend that Keeps Cheating On You…

Rick

September 15th, 2010
4:14 pm

Bill, If you think UGA can start 0-2 and still win the SEC East, you need to get rid of the rose colored glasses. I agree that SC and even UF are beatable this year, but UF would have to lose at least 2 conference games even if UGA beats them and SC would need to lose 3 beacuase they have the tiebreaker over the Dawgs. By the way, based on recent history, there’s no reason to think UGA will beat even a very beatable UF team. Kentucky and Auburn will also be a challenge.

haters are skaters

September 15th, 2010
4:19 pm

Gatorbait, you are the delusional one. NEWSFLASH…..colleges started playing football prior to 1990. Get your head out of your *ss. Are you aware of your not so proud history of fl football prior to 1990……or by not referring to it, you hope that no one else will remember?

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
4:20 pm

I agree with most of your post until attack me. Just what part of stating facts and records is classless?

how2fish

September 15th, 2010
4:21 pm

Roll Tide thank you for your rant..now every team in the SEC has reason to hate your program. Can’t argue with your success the last couple of years…but where you the last decade? Let us be honest here you may/do have a really good team..but you don’t scare anyone every team in the SEC will show up every week and you will have to beat them they won’t be forfeiting any games…and all that beat down the Gators talk is so much hot air until you actually win the first game..and I hate the Gators but sonny disrespect them at your own peril !

ryan

September 15th, 2010
4:21 pm

Has Mallit been challenged no UGA is angry and there playing at home the Hogs are not SC no defense .

ga gator

September 15th, 2010
4:23 pm

Enough of the Roll Tide Gator arguments! The Tide owned everyone prior to the conference being split into which provided for a Championship game and insured everyone played a somewhat similar schedule. The Tide dominated before that or at least until the Bear declined. Of course dare we mention that the Bear dominated before there were scholarship limitations? I’ll leave that one alone.

David

September 15th, 2010
4:24 pm

Well guys..enjoy your arguments over why UF or UA are better on a UGA blog…my posts on the actual topic are apparently being censored,

Scooter

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
4:24 pm

Look boys and girls, I live through the Dooley year’s and before. I have seen Georgia be dominate, but what goes around comes around. But I seriously don’t think that will happen with Richt in charge, which happens to be sentiments of a least half the dawg fans on this blog.

Sweat Socks

September 15th, 2010
4:24 pm

The fact that Kentucky is now a challenge (a challenge Richt hasn’t been up to, lately) says it all.

We need a new direction for this program. If Richt can deliver, great. But nothing shows me that he can deliver a new direction for UGA football.

Dawg Fud

September 15th, 2010
4:27 pm

I don’t know that Richt’s job is in trouble this year but let’s face it…McGarity easily becomes the best AD we ever had (in the eyes of some) if he hires the next great coach and we win a national title Murray’s senior year.

I think McGarity is up for that challenge after being the number two guy at Florida during their successful run in football and basketball.

I’m just saying…there may be a certain alum in Tuscaloosa that wants the head job, not the DC job.

The only competition Georgia would have for Kirby is Chapel Hill.

DawginLex

September 15th, 2010
4:30 pm

I hope richt turns things around.

If he doesn’t McGarrity will go after a proven coach, not a coach wannabee. He will go after a winner who has already won big at another program

how2fish

September 15th, 2010
4:32 pm

What is Kirby Smarts record as a head coach in the SEC?

ryan

September 15th, 2010
4:32 pm

Dawg Fud you don’t want to loose those recruits UGA putting together a good class you don’t wan tot risk throwing that away now i do think if Bobo has a another bad game he could be dismissed .

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
4:32 pm

Fish,

Come on man, you are one of the reasonable fans, I don’t HATE the dogs, I just want to win the game, that’s why it’s called a rivalry. You don’t have to hate to be enthusiastic.

Look, my daughter graduated from Georgia and I’m for the dawgs every where except Jax. I even had Georgia season ticket for 20 years during the Walker, Terry Hoage years, now Hoage was a football player the best DB, rover I ever have seen.

Let’s just lighten up.

valleyboy32

September 15th, 2010
4:37 pm

All i’m saying is we “as for the state of GA.” just want want a contender almost 10 million people live in this state and you mean to tell me we cant put a top 5 or 10 team in country consistantly between TECH an GA. That just erks me why has it have to be this way cant depend on the DAWGS, TECH, FALCONS,lets not talk about the BRAVES my only hope is high school kids thats pathetic GO PEACH COUNTY TROJANS

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
4:38 pm

DawginLex

September 15th, 2010
4:30 pm
I hope richt turns things around.

If he doesn’t McGarrity will go after a proven coach, not a coach wannabee. He will go after a winner who has already won big at another program

Not to worry, you struck gold with McGarrity, the Gators hated to lose him, but on the other hand glad to see him get a position he deserved. He had alot to do with hiring Meyer, so he knows how to get it down. He will be great for ya’ll. I just hope not too great.

dave

September 15th, 2010
4:43 pm

Big Dawg you are an idiot.

Haters!!

September 15th, 2010
4:45 pm

Other than Bama not sure any team looks that great. Your time is going to come!

ryan

September 15th, 2010
4:47 pm

Gatorbait 17-3 your right i wish we all could have just a civilized conversation with out all the nasty gutter trash that been said on here i respect Florida and Meyer they have beat are brains out fair and square i just don’t know why people wont recognize that we have 2 Sugar Bowl wins .

tell me gain

September 15th, 2010
4:53 pm

All of you fumbling, bumbling posters who want CMR’s job – he’s the best coach UGA’s ever had – so, I guess that means you REALLY wanted all of the previous coaches fired too, right? I just love it when so called fans and football geniuses think they know more than the guys in the trenches with the kids – you guys are a real piece of work – you don’t know squat – just sit down and watch the game and enjoy the real meaning of the sport – if you even know or can comprehend what that might be. These dawgs will be fine – you act like you want to win more than the coaches and kids – you can’t even comprehend – not even sniff how badly these kids want to play and win. All you can do is pound on your chests and blow air out your mouth with your stupid and baseles opinions. I say – GO DAWGS! BEAT THE PIGS!

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
4:57 pm

Both Florida and Georgia fans hope their team improves as the season goes on, after 2 weeks of less than championship football. This weekend could be a preview of the Jax game. The Gators have Tenn. in Knoxville Sat and the dawgs have them at home Oct 9th.

Let’s see how things play out.

Chris

September 15th, 2010
5:02 pm

Um??? “Mark Richt knows a big game when he sees one”???? Really?

Did he know that S.C. was a big game? It sure looked like it seeing how well prepared his team was?

Bill? Seriously???

Would you please remove your lips from Mark Richt’s buttox. Wake up and smell the coffee dude. We have under achieved for the last 3 years. Nothing has changed, Richt hasn’t corrected our problems, he didn’t fire Bobo when he should have, and now we have to suffer yet another year of horrible play callling. I can only hope that Grantham knows how to make adjustments. This weekend will be the real test of Grantham’s coaching ability. If we improve on defense, and play the way we should be, then he might be a keeper.

However, when the season is over, Bobo and Richt, YES Bill, RICHT! should be FIRED! It is time to ignore Richt’s excuses for why we play bad, why we are never prepared for the big games, why we never show up, and basically look lost as we did Saturday. The man has either lost it, or just doesn’t care anymore.

Changes must be made. Wake up Bill!

A Real DAWG Fan

September 15th, 2010
5:12 pm

Bravo, “tell me gain”. Probably the best thing I’ve ever read in an AJC Blog. Couldn’t agree more.

acdc1996

September 15th, 2010
5:14 pm

A Real DAWG Fan – you cannot be a grad from UGA. All you do is spend your time on this blog. Late.

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
5:15 pm

Chris

Damn what an expert you must be. You have figured out all of the problems of the Dawgs in just what, 2 games?

FLA DAWG

September 15th, 2010
5:20 pm

How Sad Is This!? A MUST WIN 3RD GAME!?

FIRE RICHT GET SMART

FLA DAWG

September 15th, 2010
5:22 pm

GET SMART FIRE RICHT

GADAWG88

September 15th, 2010
5:24 pm

I’m a huge dawg fan 100% and I love Coach Richt. I have always supported him but there is no doubt that our team lacks fire and discipline in some big games. That can’t happen. I don’t want things to end badly at UGA for Coach Richt but if he were to be replaced, I kinda think we should take a hard look at Kyle Whittingham the coach from Utah. It seems many people don’t consider him but he’s a great coach that does a lot with a little at Utah. Anybody remember what they did to BAMA in the Sugar Bowl 2 years ago?

what is your problem

September 15th, 2010
5:27 pm

CMR knows a big game when he sees it?? What happened in SC last week? And why is it – it seems – that EVERY season there is a MUST win game??
CMR will never win a NC while a head coach.

what is your problem

September 15th, 2010
5:37 pm

To TrueDawg – you state “Does anyone really know how hard it is to win 10 games EVERY year for the stretch that Ga did? IN THE SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE!?!?” Well, TrueDawg, when you play a pretty weak SEC schedule (yes, UGA should beat Ole MIss, Miss State, KY, Vandy, and most seasons Auburn and SC) – then if you take your annual beat-down from Florida, or a TN, or (in the good years) a Auburn – then that is easily a 10 game season in the SEC. CMR has a LOSING record when playing teams of any substance in the SEC.

drzlstrangelovejr

September 15th, 2010
5:42 pm

Roll Tide, and all the other alabama fans, this is for you. You suck, paul bryant sucks. All of you need to take sabans member out of your mouth, it affects your brain. alabama does not have national interest as all you think. Well. maybe most of the nation hates them.
paul bryant was the cheatenist coach in history. He signed players just to keep Auburn
from signing them.bryant was very afraid to fairly compete.He is absolutely THE most overrated coach ever.

valleyboy32

September 15th, 2010
5:48 pm

JUST WANT A WINNER AT UGA

sammiamm

September 15th, 2010
5:54 pm

All hyperbole aside, all games are critical in an SEC season–period. This conference is tuff stuff and NC’s are in play and on the line (unlike ACC–sorry) . That’s why I love the conference and everything it represents–and I’m from Canada. It’s kinda like Original Six hockey games. History and bragging rights and pedigrees and cup counts. Awesome stuff. looking forward to a nail-biter Saturday. Dog offense beats Hog defense by a sliver.

ryan

September 15th, 2010
5:57 pm

Appeal on AJ Green will be known by Friday .

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
6:00 pm

Sammiam

Good Post. I agree. Even Vanderbilt is a must win. All SEC games are a “must win”

Gatorbait 17-3

September 15th, 2010
6:01 pm

GADAWG88

Kyle Whittingham the coach from Utah. You are right about this guy, he was the OC for Urban Meyer at Bowling Green, went with Meyer to Utah, again the OC and became HC when Meyer left fot Florida. He is a good one.

Chris

September 15th, 2010
6:06 pm

ARdawg, I guess I atleast know more than you.

It’s not just 2 games. It’s the same problems that have been there for a long time with Mark Richt coached teams. A lack of fundamentals, no desire, players have the same ho hum attitude as Richt, never showing up for big games, and looking just plain flat.

That’s not something I’ve observed over two games. It’s been a negative aspect of Richt’s teams that has always been there. Those same problmes came to the surface against Carolina.

It okay ARdawg. Maybe you will be able to read into the problems of a team someday. I just hope our new AD makes the changes that are necessary.

Brock

September 15th, 2010
6:09 pm

September 15, 2010, 5:25 PM ETChris Hawkins faces drug By Mark Schlabach
ESPN.com
Archive
MADISON, Ga. — The former North Carolina defensive back who is accused of buying University of Georgia receiver A.J. Green’s jersey is facing felony drug charges in Georgia.

Chris Hawkins, who played at North Carolina from 2001-03 before finishing his college career at Marshall, was arrested by Georgia State Patrol officers on April 23, 2009 on felony charges of trafficking cocaine and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana.

According to a police report obtained by ESPN.com on Wednesday, Hawkins was pulled over by a Georgia State Patrol officer while driving a U-haul moving truck on I-20 near Madison, Ga., which is about 60 miles east of Atlanta. The report said Hawkins was cited for driving without wearing a seat belt, and officers later discovered a small amount of marijuana in his pocket.

After Hawkins refused to allow officers to search the contents of the moving truck, a drug-detecting dog indicated drugs were in the back of the box truck. According to the police report, officers discovered a paper sack containing a baseball-sized amount of base cocaine, which weighed about three ounces and was covered in peanut butter and pepper.

Hawkins, from Kinston, N.C., spent 20 days in the Morgan County (Ga.) Detention Center until he was released on $50,000 bail. Hawkins is scheduled to appear in Morgan County Superior Court on Oct. 18.

“I’m not involved with any kind of drugs,” Hawkins told ESPN’s Joe Schad. “Never have in the past and never will be. And no one I’m associated with is involved in any such thing. I’m innocent.”

So the weed just magically appeared in your pocket? Yeah right? I hope AJ is not involved any further with this guy other than just the jersey. Could be bad.

Man Enough

September 15th, 2010
6:25 pm

I hate to say this, but Richt asking us fans to be there and get loud sounds like he knows we are in trouble. Why does he feel the need to ask this? Have we the fans not been supportive enough? Sounds like he is at witts end and is desperate. I will be there and will be loud, I just hope the secondary and the offense is there also. GATA!

Billy Jack could fight

September 15th, 2010
6:25 pm

Does Dooley have dementia….?? Kansas St…?? was that a joke..??

Dawg 39

September 15th, 2010
6:49 pm

If CMR had taken over the OC job, or hired his NFL brother in law, or fired Bobo, or hired any OC that is curently employed In the SEC, The Dawgs would still have been 6 & 2 over the last 8 games, would not have a higher per game scoring average, & would not have any better chance to beat the Hogs than they currently do.
When you jump on me, remember preseason I said the 4 best teams we face this year are: #1=USCe, #2=ARK., #3=Gators, & #4 Auburn. You have to have an elite program to beat any of those teams this year. The Dawgs compare with all of them, at least in my opinion.

ARdawg

September 15th, 2010
7:27 pm

Chris

Yes I do hope to be as clairvoyant as thee oh Great Swami

Flatsdawg1

September 15th, 2010
7:47 pm

Yea , this is a large game with larger implications. Well, the 3-4 should fare better especially if we can get to the QB early on but it’s gonna come down to murray making plays that Bobo calls. Let’s pray he shows some imagination. please run that statue of liberty play Richt, I got a good feeling about that play!!

Glenn

September 15th, 2010
7:55 pm

UGA could have one the SC game but did not really deserve it. I really look for them to win against Ark. Sat but if they dont boy is the pressure going to be on. Ga. can contend for the East if it gels in time. Unfortunately time is not on our side. Somebody needs to step up. Give the old ball coach our team and we would be a top 5 team by week number 5. Thats just my opinion.

Glenn

September 15th, 2010
8:00 pm

Bobo may have to go. I predicted SC to score 17 and Ga upper 20’s or low 30’s boy was I wrong.

Browndog

September 15th, 2010
8:21 pm

SC has a good football team, the best that Spurrier has had since going to SC so just maybe SC IS that much better than UGA? A running game changes everything and the SEC will have to deal with Lattimore for the next few years. Lattimore’s emergence, if he continues to run like he did against UGA, will be a draw for recruits that want to play with him and could cause even more problems for UGA than losing the game Saturday.

Saturday should be a good game with the edge going to Arkansas.

you know...

September 15th, 2010
8:32 pm

READ THIS! you know who cares REALLY. Weve got to watch/do this for the next f*@#king 200years or till the four horsemen ride in. It’ll ALWAYS be something different wrong to pinpoint every year. Take what life gives, or become a damn coach and stop F@*#King complaining, you know…

SSIgator

September 15th, 2010
8:44 pm

Girls! GIRLS!! Stop it now!!! Like how2fish said, a knife fight breaks out between Bama and UF fans? On a UGA blog? Calm down. If anyone can not take a little ribbing on a blog about UGA, take up gardening or something else less emotional. I have never said anything negative about UA or cussed out any UGA fans (as others tend to do) on any blog site. Good grief. Don’t worry UGA, 2011 will be here before you know it. 1980 – so long ago.

SonofaDawg

September 15th, 2010
9:39 pm

Anybody want to bet me UGA will beat Ar-Kansas?

UGAVIII

September 15th, 2010
9:44 pm

CMR is double teaming Murray because he knows Bobo has put him on the hot seat. CMR is a very smart guy. He has to know Bobo’s playcalling isn’t getting the job done on offense. And, his QB coaching isn’t getting it done in practice.

If my $2 million per year job were in jeopardy, I would be watching Bobo and Murray like a hawk!

saban

September 15th, 2010
10:16 pm

dawgs lose by 30.

Richt throws his purse at ref.

tndawg

September 15th, 2010
10:52 pm

Maybe if we wear black jerseys and black helmets!……..

col fot

September 15th, 2010
11:28 pm

I’m a die hard Georgia fan, but there are problems in Athens town. These players sitting out of practice and games because they get their bell rung, sprain something or get bruised a little…thats football!!! To play hard nosed defense you’ve got to be mean and aggressive every play and that means getting after your opponents @ss every play. Football is a violent game and meant to be played that way. This arm tackling want get it..you’ve got to hit that back with force and bulldog him to the ground…thats just fundamental football. Arkansas and Miss. ST are very loseable games if that attitude doesn’t change.

Mayor of Titletown

September 15th, 2010
11:55 pm

I guess last Saturday wasn’t a big game. Now I feel better about the Dawgs chances.

THIS IS A.D.MCGARITY & RICHT IM WATCHIN U!

September 15th, 2010
11:57 pm

NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO THIS YEAR SAINT MARK RICHT,YOU ARE GONE BUDDY AT THE END OF THE YEAR!

Ph.D

September 16th, 2010
12:23 am

Pay attention coaches. Order your players to score more points than the other team and you should win. It’s really very simple.

icedawg

September 16th, 2010
12:32 am

Man, what a bunch of whingers.

JPaul63

September 16th, 2010
12:34 am

It is a “must win” for the dawgs! We gave our mulligan away last week in Columbia! We can win out and get to ATL for the SEC Championship! AR and MSU are in the way!!! Win both and we are in!!!

Casual Observer

September 16th, 2010
12:36 am

College Football is a game dudes – chill out. Sure I love wining but you folks need to get a life. If your life is centered around 18 – 22 year old kids giving your life meaning you are beyond hope.

JPaul63

September 16th, 2010
12:37 am

Richt is here as long as he wants to be! Go away you na-sayers! Grantham will right the ship- the only question mark is Bobo and I think he will evolve as we get better. (He does need to stay ahead of the curve)!!!!!!!!

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Old Dawg

September 16th, 2010
3:16 am

Ah! Makes me think of the 50’s; Tech beating us 8 straight times, UGA (except for 1959) terrible. Then Vince came to town; 1969 was a good year, Nebraska squeaked out a victory over us in the Sun Bowl, 50-6, I believe. A National Championship in 1980, completely destroying an average Notre Dame, 17-10, in the Sugar Bowl (Good thing they gave us the game; Belue completed one pass).

How did we get Richt? Bring back the good ole days.

cantondawg

September 16th, 2010
4:51 am

Bigdawg,

You have got to be one of the stupidest people on earth. Vangorder to replace Richt. You’ve got to be kidding. Van Gorder absolutely sucked as a HC.

Dawgs Roll

September 16th, 2010
6:54 am

Relax—the Dawgs win this game easy. Ark’s D is terrible and UGA’s RBs should run through that D like a hot knife through butter. Grantham’s 3-4 will control mallet and limit him to a couple of plays. Dawgs 38 Ark 13

SickandTired

September 16th, 2010
7:29 am

So now the Dawg Nation wants to run Bobo out of town on a rail…..Martinez gone, Bobo now hated and perceived to be the problem….what’s the common thread here. Is Mark Richt the only Head Coach in history that holds no responsibility? If that’s the case for crying out loud why is he paid $3 million a year?

Swampdawg

September 16th, 2010
8:23 am

Richt and McGarity need to address their “Non Diversity” issue ! Too many kids running around bouncing off tackles. Not enough strength on the Team!

HOG FAN

September 16th, 2010
8:25 am

I SMELL PIG-SEWEREEEEEE ALL OVER THE FIELD…ARKANSAS 43-GEORGIA 10..GO HOGS…POOP ALL ON THE DOGS!

Like last year

September 16th, 2010
8:46 am

Hog FAN…..LIKE LAST YEAR???? How will the hogs handle a desperate buzz saw…..

The Comedy Club

September 16th, 2010
8:52 am

And to think the Dawgs love this guy; not as much as the rest of the SEC. Blogs are a bad thing; it gives too many people a voice on firing coaches. Keep him forever please, please………………

Ron Zook

September 16th, 2010
8:53 am

Cantondawg, I liked van gorders

ddt

September 16th, 2010
9:35 am

I say fire Russ the halfbreed mascot and get a pure white inbred bulldog, that will turn things around and make everyone play and coach better.

LogicalUS

September 16th, 2010
9:37 am

I see that there are still the last vestigates of the ole UGA delusion running around this article.

Last week, it was UGA was so loaded with weapons that they were going to forego the bid for a MNC and jump straight to the NFL Superbowl to await whatever NFL team was foolish enough to want to play them.

Then SC exposed that as said last week, UGA is very mediocre. With Green missing, there was not a single UGA player which would have started over the SC player at any position. SC was better at WR, RB, OL, DL, S, CB, FB and LB. Some of the UGA players would not make the three deep at SC.

Now the UGA tingle brigade of writers at the AJC are fantazising about other teams losing games with asinine thought that this cast of nothings is going to run thru the rest of their schedule? Why? Based on UGA running against GaTech, the worst defense in the ACC? Really? Did any of you geniuses not look at the absolutely horrible condition of Tech defense last season?

This is still the same UGA team which got punked in Athens by a no-QB Kentucky team last year?

DawgByte

September 16th, 2010
9:53 am

Bottom line: It’s a must win game if we have any aspirations of winning the SEC East – it’s that simple.

Can anyone on this board answer this question:

What is the profile of UGA’s football team? Can you point to a particular style of play or central theme that would describe our program? I can look at programs like Alabama, Southern Cal, Florida, Oregon and many others and say they’re identity is X or Y. One of our problems may be that we don’t really have a clearly defined identity. When Richt first came to Georgia he tried to bring some of the FSU identity, through his offensive strategy. He learned after the first year that FSU didn’t play well in the SEC, because you had to run to win. What is our identity? I know I can’t answer that question.

erika

September 16th, 2010
10:00 am

DawgByte

September 16th, 2010
10:08 am

LogicalUS -

Those are harsh comments, but essentially you’re correct. I think the personnel is by-and-large overrated. I’ve been saying for two years that our OL is not nearly as good as people think. However, we may not be as bad as you think, as well. Aaron Murray is an Elite 11 winner and was recently voted the second best Elite 11 QB to go through that program, behind Matt Stafford. Washaun Ealey had an impressive HS career, breaking every HS rushing record in the State. Is the size of his HS ultimately an inadequate indicator of his true talents? The jury is still out, but I think he’s pretty good.

There are plenty of other programs that are going through their own set of issues. You may feel that a single program can stay on top forever, but I think you’d be on a lonely island looking around for people who concur with you.

dawgman

September 16th, 2010
11:18 am

Hogs 41 Dogs 17
Bobo won’t be able to score that many points.

NYC Dawg

September 16th, 2010
11:38 am

Bobo is the reason for all of our issues on offense. His play calling is extremely predicatable. If CMR still called plays, there would be no issues. Bobo needs to go back to just coaching QB’s…

DawgPound132

September 16th, 2010
11:41 am

Ha….it’s going to be a tough day for us against Mallet and co…no way their defense is as bad as last year and our offense is worse. Could get ugly before half

tndawg

September 16th, 2010
4:08 pm

Saturday I’ll be satisfied with minor improvements. Such as, scoring at least one TD…..last week after four quarters of football… two field goals….Dawgs have got a long way to go.