Take away A.J. Green and you have a team that’s good only at finding a way to lose

Blair Walsh is getting the call way too many times inside the red zone. (Associated Press)

Blair Walsh is getting the call way too many times inside the red zone. (Associated Press)

The past few weeks amid all the plugs for the Hilltop Grille in Athens on the Georgia football radio network’s “Bulldog Brunch” Kevin Butler has been lamenting that this year’s Dogs, specifically the offense, have yet to find their identity.

Unfortunately, I think he’s wrong. They have found their identity; it’s just not one that the Bulldog Nation wants to acknowledge:

This is a team that in the face of impending victory will find a way to lose.

It used to be if a Mark Richt team was within a score of the lead and got the ball back with 3-plus minutes on the clock, everyone (including opponents) had a fairly certain feeling the Dogs would prevail.

This year, they get the opportunity to win a game and you find yourself sitting there thinking, “How are they going to screw this up?”

I hate that.

Where once there was hope, now there’s mostly resignation. And the way they’ve been playing, you’ve got to wonder if that doesn’t apply to the players as well as the fans.

Sorry, the residual supply of optimism that has always fueled my Bulldog fandom is running a bit low right now. Chances are by midweek I’ll have talked myself into thinking Georgia stands a good chance of beating Tennessee Saturday and getting back on track.

But the reality is that even if they do get back on track, at this point about the best we can expect is a mediocre season.

At a birthday brunch Sunday (coincidentally at that same Hilltop Grille) I asked the assembled family members for revised season record predictions. The consensus was Georgia probably is looking at a losing record or, under the most optimistic scenario even remotely based in reality, a 6-6 record and qualifying for a bottom-feeder bowl. And we’re all die-hard fans. It’s gotten that bad.

Watching the game against Colorado again on video Sunday morning, I could see some slivers of justification for thinking the Dogs still can turn things around (all of which involve A.J. Green and Aaron Murray), but much more evidence that this is a team that just plain doesn’t know how to win, from the coaches on down.

A few random observations in that regard …

What sort of muddle-headed pregame planning possibly could have resulted in the way Mike Bobo opened up the game offensively? Starting Carlton Thomas, our smallest back, and insisting on trying mostly in vain to run him up the middle? Not immediately getting the ball into the hands of Green, your best player? The result: An appalling 15 yards of offense in the first 15 minutes.

Even Richt seemed to be wondering what was up with that when he said at halftime, “I don’t know what took us so long to get him the ball.”

For the evening, on the first-quarter possessions when Green didn’t touch the ball and the third-quarter series when he wasn’t in, the Dogs accumulated minus-5 yards and one first down. Never in my memory has a Georgia offense seemed so dependent on one player. …

And what is it with Bobo and the red zone? First-and-goal at the 4 and having to settle for a field goal would be bad enough if this were the first time we’d seen that sort of offensive impotence. But it’s become Bobo’s trademark. I don’t know if Richt taking over the playcalling would make any difference, but something’s got to be done. …

Every week, one defensive player seems to be positioned as the sacrificial goat for brainless play. Saturday, it was Vance Cuff, who got burned badly on a 48-yard Colorado pass and then, when they had seemingly settled for 3 points, got called for roughing the kicker on his third personal foul penalty of the night and gave the Buffaloes another shot at the end zone, resulting in a touchdown and the eventual winning margin.

But, really, it’s time blame for the Dogs’ defensive woes was assigned higher up. Stupid mistakes like Cuff made happen in a game, but too many of the flaws in Georgia’s defense appear to be the result of insufficient coaching and preparation. Todd Grantham is getting paid big bucks to fix what Willie Martinez wrought, and yet we’ve seen practically no improvement over the past four weeks. Each week, the opposing offenses offer up some basic play that the Dogs act like they’ve never seen before. And stopping third- and fourth-down conversions appears to be a foreign concept to the folks in the defensive meeting room. …

It’s been a long time since the outlook for a Georgia team was this dismal.

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Georgia Football 101

October 3rd, 2010
4:13 pm

Enter your comments here

Luke

October 3rd, 2010
4:15 pm

It’s been brewing for some time. Dawgs should have lost 5 straight in 06. No more excuses. Save the ship. Toss the captain

chuck

October 3rd, 2010
4:19 pm

Nothing left to say, it is really bad all over.

Luke

October 3rd, 2010
4:23 pm

So if I’m UT, I run the wheel route, option, or a misdirection every play. Georgia can’t stop it

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
4:24 pm

Dogs are in total defense only giving up 7 yards more than Alabama. Wake up and appreciate the defense,

HOBNAIL BOOT

October 3rd, 2010
4:25 pm

Im standing behind you boys. Not jumping off yet. I even wore my GA tie behind pulpit this morning. Go DOGS

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
4:27 pm

Ealey & King are a powerful 1-2 punch when both are healthy.

Durham, Brown, and Green will be great at 6′ 5” when all 3 get on the field together.

Game’s opening up for the tight ends.

Scoring’s going way up for the offense. 27 points a lot better than 6 against Miss St.

Red Panties

October 3rd, 2010
4:27 pm

Wait till next year———–the endless prayer.

Believe-me-now

October 3rd, 2010
4:28 pm

Remember a few years ago when people were saying Richt should be signed to a lifetime contract? I told you then that you would want to get rid of him before he was ready to leave.

Irrelevant

October 3rd, 2010
4:28 pm

AJ this,,,AJ that. WOOF,,,WOOF,,,WOOF.

AJ and this team ain’t squat. Give up on that AJ crap and admit this team is a bunch of,,,,,

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSEEEEERRRRRS!!!!

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
4:28 pm

Saban went 7-6 his 1st year installing the 3-4 defense, I expect Georgia to do better than that at either 8-5 or 9-4.

DawginOH

October 3rd, 2010
4:30 pm

Agreed, Bill. And why can’t this team come out of the gate ready to play? Haven’t they given up a touchdown on the first drive of every loss so far this season? It’s almost as if the momentum is already lost 5-10 minutes into the game. Where’s the tenacity? Where’s the drive? It seems like the coaches have lost control of the team and no longer are able to motivate the players, which really bothers me for the future.

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
4:30 pm

Georgia can still go 5-3 in the SEC. That could be enough to beat out Florida, if Florida loses 2 more SEC games, if 1 is to Georgia, then Georgia wins that tie-breaker. South Carolina would need to lose 4 SEC games, but that’s also very possible. It ain’t over yet, judge the team by where they end up, not where they start.

John, the real UGA fan

October 3rd, 2010
4:31 pm

All true Dawgs fans are frustrated. If we are, can you imagine the frustration felt by the team and coaches?????
I keep waiting for the spark to begin. maybe this week with Tenn.
Go, Dawgs!!!!!

Irrelevant

October 3rd, 2010
4:31 pm

FLA, AUB and GT are going to clean your clocks good,,,,AJ or not AJ. Take it the bank. And probably UT & KY too.

LMAO. 8-5 or 9-4,,,yea right. FUNNY!!!!

oakisland

October 3rd, 2010
4:32 pm

Please CMR–RESIGN

Red Panties

October 3rd, 2010
4:32 pm

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
4:24 pm
Dogs are in total defense only giving up 7 yards more than Alabama. Wake up and appreciate the defense,

Where did you take math or reading for that matter:

Total Defense

Bama 292.4 yards per game

Dawgs 324.4 yards per game

That looks real close to 32 yards———–nice try though

Do You Think

October 3rd, 2010
4:33 pm

Could it be the scout teams fault?

JRock

October 3rd, 2010
4:34 pm

didn’t get to see the game , blackout. So was it a basic play or was it a flea flicker ? I guess it doesn’t matter much seeing the O line should have been able to block no matter what play is called. But then it does matter if Bobo is that stupid to try to do some trickery when you’re already in field goal range.

SatillaDawg

October 3rd, 2010
4:35 pm

You nailed it, Bill.

Time to move on and clean house.

And that starts at the top.

What??

October 3rd, 2010
4:36 pm

This season is in the dumpster already. It is sad that Richt has lost control, but he has.

All being said about AJ, tell me, who steps in for him next year?? Who out of all of the players we have, will step up??

Bill from Athens

October 3rd, 2010
4:37 pm

It makes me genuinely sad to see Mark Richt in this position. He’s done some wonderful things for Georgia, but this pattern just seems to repeat itself again and again over the last three years: poor defense, penalties, and turnovers. I read about all the special practice they do to address the penalties and turnovers every spring. Then come fall there they are again, costing us.

Austin Jacket

October 3rd, 2010
4:38 pm

well, whatever happens with the rest of UGA’s season, you get to look forward to a victory against the Jackets after T-giving. We are not much better. Lot of the same problems — no defense, no preparation, coaching seems absent, and the players seem to be sleep walking through the game.

Difference is Tech can’t boast a stable full of 5 star talent, and year in, year out top recruiting classes. that’s what I can’t get about UGA. Isn’t just talking the field (w/ or w/o a game plan) advantage Dawgs on raw talent alone?

Whoa is me, folks, the state’s not very well represented by either school right now. Gonna be a long season for both teams. At least in that respect we have some common ground.

PS — flags are at half staff in Austin this weekend. These Texas fans have long due for a humbling, and it looks like they get it this year. Nebraska is going to kill them. At least they won’t have to play them twice this year.

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
4:38 pm

SEC games to go:

Georgia needs to win all 5 against:
Tenn, Vandy, Kentucky, Auburn & Florida

SC needs to lose 3 of these:
Alabama (loss), Ark (loss), Florida, Kent, Vandy, Tenn

Fla needs to lose 2 of these:
LSU, Georgia, MSU, SC, Vandy

Georgia can still, realistically, win the SEC East.

Supes

October 3rd, 2010
4:40 pm

Well said Bill,

I wonder what kind of “spin damage” control will Buck be doing on 680thefan on Monday. At least Chuck tells it like it is on the Chuck/Chernoff show…you have to be able to judge Mark Richt the (man) and the (coach) apart…and the results speak for themselves. UGA is headed in the wrong direction in all phases of the program. 5 star recruiting be dammed. Where is our 3 star recruit like David Pollock who can come in and be a difference maker on the D-side of the ball??? Instead we get a bunch of 4 and 5 star (according to whom again???) who end up fraking up all over the field and don’t become team leaders.

New Leadership is needed in Athens…on the field and off it.

Lilburn Dawg

October 3rd, 2010
4:40 pm

Irrelevant………I think you are right. We might be able to beat Idaho State and Vandy. That puts us at 3-9 for the season. And no bowl. That would be my bet.

RxDawg

October 3rd, 2010
4:41 pm

This year, they get the opportunity to win a game and you find yourself sitting there thinking, “How are they going to screw this up?”

Haha, this is so right. I told my buddy at the top of the 4th quarter that maybe we should watch Bama kick UF’s but because I didn’t know if I could take watching UGA lose this game.

Sure enough, when King fumbled that ball I didn’t get upset like during the MSU, Arkansas, or USC game. Nope, instead I said that’s appropriate for UGA.

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
4:42 pm

Richt finished #2 in 07, #10 in 08′. Yeah, real rough patch here.

Einsteindawg

October 3rd, 2010
4:43 pm

After watching these past four games, it’s obvious that the coaches have lost confidence in the players and vice versa…hence a coaching staff that has lost the team. I’m not sure Richt still has a passion for the game anymore. The solution is simply clean house.

dawgdownsouth

October 3rd, 2010
4:43 pm

Does anyone else find it strange that AJ has 4 week suspension & he get;s cramps during the game 4 weeks to get in shape & you can’t? this team needs a kick in the pants badly. i know everyone is yelling for Kirby Smart, but what about another ga grad on a top team …… Will Muschamp D-cordiantor for Texas? what about replacing Richt with him! i think richt has lost his desire to coach & his players respect.

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
4:43 pm

You guys are so spoiled, Richt’s finished in the top 10, 6 times, so you think it’s easy to do that. It’s not. Nick Saban didn’t have 1 tp 10 finish in his 1st 9 seasons. It’s not easy to do, Richt’s just done it 6x more times than Saban did in his 1st 9 seasons.

PO'd

October 3rd, 2010
4:45 pm

Then what Anonymous, get embarrassed in the Dome in our own back yard. I think not. We’ve been there done that at home remember ? We will be lucky to beat Tenn. and they have no depth but still play better than we do. Might beat Vandy, if we get lucky and definitely lose to Kentucky, Florida, Auburn.

Believe-me-now

October 3rd, 2010
4:46 pm

Jacket fans, You look like bulldogs when you don’t know the difference between lose and loose, woe and whoa!

SKB

October 3rd, 2010
4:46 pm

Guys we can still win the sec, if we go 8-4 beating Florida, and if they lose one more, WE are in, hell we can even compete for the national championship, we just have to trust Richt, If we win sec east 8-4, then become lucky and beat Bama, our team will have confidence to win it all. Richt won 2 sec championships, the result speaks for itself.

Einsteindawg

October 3rd, 2010
4:47 pm

Supes,
I think you’re right, although Rodney Garner doesn’t seem to know the difference between a Rival’s 4 or 5 star and actually evaluating talent. The coaches have lost control and the inmates are running the asylum.

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
4:48 pm

Got a solution for who to hand the ball off to in the red zone that don’t fumble in the red zone:

1- Chapas
2- Munz
3- Murray on QB draw
4- Hand to AJ
5- Logan Gray in wildcat

RxDawg

October 3rd, 2010
4:48 pm

Anonymous Blogger
October 3rd, 2010
4:30 pm

Bartender, I’ll have whatever he’s drinking STAT!

losing hope...

October 3rd, 2010
4:50 pm

These Dawgs play with no heart. They look as if they are going through the motions but there is no passion. Bobo has got to be one of the worst playing callers ever. I went to UGA when he was there and he was an arrogant punk so don’t expect him to admit he sucks and change. The defense looks dazed and confused on every play. Arm tackles & blown coverages are their MO. The blame is 100% on the coaches. I think Richt’s ho humm attitude has rubbed off to the point that there is not emotion or consiquences for mistakes. I hate to say it but it’s time to make a change. UGA can get a great coach who will own the state during recruiting and be in the thick of every conference race every single year. I expect more from UGA and everyone else should to. Go Dawgs!

Fred

October 3rd, 2010
4:52 pm

” Todd Grantham is getting paid big bucks to fix what Willie Martinez wrought, and yet we’ve seen practically no improvement…”

Where exactly has the improvement been? Martinez is getting the last laugh now!!!

Sad to say, but the Dawgs are mediocre.

Dirty Dawg

October 3rd, 2010
4:52 pm

These past four weeks have taught me a lesson….in order to not get so upset at things, I’ve decided that the best solution is to lower my expectations, realize that it’s just a bunch of student athletes playing a game and to keep plenty of beer in the cooler/fridge.

SKB

October 3rd, 2010
4:53 pm

Although I agree bobo is no good, we can’t throw him in the streets while he has 5 kids.

layinlow

October 3rd, 2010
4:53 pm

Bill King you have got to be the biggest Richt azz sniffer I have ever seen. Good god wake up and quit blaming the darn assistant coaches. UGA’s problems go so freakin far beyond Bobo’s play calling it’s not even funny. Of course Bobo is inept but who hired him and put him in the coordinator position? Besides Richt is supposed to be an offensive guru. This program is broken and that trail of ineptitude leads to the CEO pal. You’re refusal to be critical of the guy who is resposible for this sinking ship is mind boggling. Grow a pair and be objective like a true dawg and not some blind homer. Did Richt give you some kind of UGA souveneirs and call you his buddy? Quit blaming everyone accept the real source of UGA’s failure, MARK RICHT.

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
4:53 pm

The offense is getting in sync, very close to firing on all cylinders. Got 400 yards of offense, 225 pass, 188 rushing, good balance. Scored 27 points. Made a solid game ending drive for the win. Big runs, big pass plays.

Special teams getting better, punter looked better, kick return superb, punt return excellent, kicker only missed 1 field goal this season.

Defense needs to get better by playing 7-8 in the box to stop the run, then the 3-4 other guys reading deep first, short second. No more big plays. Use the Arkansas formula, except play deep first with secondary.

Ralph

October 3rd, 2010
4:53 pm

Even a one man team is not enough. Saying this is a “building year” doesn’t work if the one man team likely opts for the NFL next year.

We all know thUGA has good skilled athlete recruits, but they are individuals instead of a team. The only team mentality is dancing, prancing, helmut off showmanship interest in INDIVIDUAL (not team) statistics. Off the field they are more like a “team” in the form of gang members. Their low IQ’s and lack of character were not considered when recruited, and we now find those qualities are as important as skilled athleticism.

But this coaching staff can’t change what they have, or the type of players who aspire to join the gang.

Lance

October 3rd, 2010
4:54 pm

Bottom Line! UGA just sucks! Giving my 4 tickets to TN friends – at least their players have heart and play 4 full quarters.

dawgcrzy

October 3rd, 2010
4:55 pm

according to blogger we can still win the MNC. put down the pipe son

Fred

October 3rd, 2010
4:56 pm

I wish I had the optimism of Anonymous Blogger.

Middle Ga Dawgs

October 3rd, 2010
4:57 pm

Saint Richt needs more time to develop our coordinators. Keep the faith men. Still have time to turn this deal around. Our schedule is weak except for Fl and Aub and we usually give Auburn fits on the road. Good chance we could still end up 7-5 with a Gator Bowl appearance.

Einsteindawg

October 3rd, 2010
4:58 pm

SKB,
Let him get a real job commensurate with his talents. Five kids are not a birthright for offensive coordinator at a major university.

Torry11

October 3rd, 2010
4:59 pm

Are u people serious..you honestly think this team is going 8-4 or 7-5..this team will be lucky to win 3 more games…Mark Richt has lost control..Players arrested and the program spirraling out of control…time to find someone to bring some discipline to Dawg Nation!!

1eyedJack

October 3rd, 2010
4:59 pm

This team is less than the sum of it’s parts.

Do You Think

October 3rd, 2010
5:02 pm

They could change the UGA nickname, mascot, to the Jawja Mules.

Cobb County has 2 mules for sale with all of the accessories.

LMAO!!!!!

Do You Think

October 3rd, 2010
5:03 pm

It could be Dish Networks fault.

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
5:03 pm

Last time I checked, Richt’s NEVER had a single season since 1986 where he didn’t win at least 8 games. Sure, he might go 7-6 or even 6-6, like Saban had so many times over Saban’s career, but the chances of that happening are slim to none, since it’s never happened.

Rick

October 3rd, 2010
5:04 pm

At least your name matches your comments

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
5:05 pm

Likew to see Logan Gray in the Wilddog formation in the red zone, will he run, will he pass?

Cheech & Chong

October 3rd, 2010
5:05 pm

Mr. Anonymous Blogger,
We told you to stay out of our peyeote’…visions of grandeur is the main side effect.

...

October 3rd, 2010
5:08 pm

Anonymous Blogger, you are dumb. Saban has NC championships, Richt is awful. Quit sticking up for him.

bradley k.

October 3rd, 2010
5:09 pm

i pooted and it stinks

corkylovesbeer

October 3rd, 2010
5:09 pm

Dawgs are down but not out….will the dawgs be loud and proud…sat vs the vols

. . . Grady Jackson . . .*Barber Shop*

October 3rd, 2010
5:09 pm

It could get worse, Georgia is just not very good.

guy

October 3rd, 2010
5:09 pm

lolz. this is some kind of dream season for those of us who have been saying you guys had way too high of an opinion of yourselves.

just know that your suffering isnt in vain. it’s bringing a lot of joy to a lot of people.

whats the over/under on the number of days until uga beats a D1 team? can they get halfway through a season without winning one? priceless.

Geko

October 3rd, 2010
5:11 pm

Can switching to Geico for your car insurance save you 15% or more? Goes UGA lead the nation in arrests per win?

Supes

October 3rd, 2010
5:12 pm

Why is Grantham insisting on running a version of the 3-4 when UGA clearly doesn’t have the personnel to run it??? A good coach (and he came in advertised as such) adjust the scheme to best fit his players, not the other way around. Someone has to ask this question…why not run a more traditional 4-3 scheme until we RECRUIT the right players for his 3-4???

One more thing…people evaluating the talent need to stop looking at the 4-5 star ratings and get some 3 star players who are hungry, wanna be coached, stay out of trouble and are honored to be a part of the UGA football team. Give me a 3 star who maybe doesn’t have quite the talent but is willing and able and plays with heart and passion, and this program may turn around at some point. Instead we’ve accumulated a bunch of guys who on paper are good enough to win a NC, but on the field play like they are entitled to win just b/c of their natural God given ability.

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
5:12 pm

Richt’s win % is 76%, Saban’s is 70%. Richt’s finished in the top 3, 2 times, so has Saban. Richt’s finished in the top 10 6 times, Saban 3.

DC from the Cowboys

October 3rd, 2010
5:14 pm

I agree with above poster. I’m not sure this new DC is much better than our previous coach.

Jacket Fan

October 3rd, 2010
5:14 pm

I didn’t come on your blog to gloat. Did you see the Tech game at all ? We were lucky to beat a Weak Forest team with their 4th string QB. I think both teams are mediocre this year, but I think because of Murray, yours will continue to get better. I see the Dawgs turning it around against Tenn and beating Tech, to save Richt’s job.
IMO, he is a good ( too good) man and coach, but has hired terrible assistants, and that responsibility falls on him. He will have to clean house, bring in another OC and DC, and be given one more year to turn it around. I think he deserves that.

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
5:14 pm

Pete Carroll went 5-4 in the PAC 10 in 09′. Carroll’s a pretty good coach.

Jacket Fan,

October 3rd, 2010
5:15 pm

Enter your comments here

Einsteindawg

October 3rd, 2010
5:17 pm

Congrats on your win Jacket Fan, but who in their right mind would take our OC job, knowing Richt’s on the really hot seat?

VININGSDAWG

October 3rd, 2010
5:18 pm

We pay Grantham all that money for this defense. Arm tackling, the personal fouls, the total lack of discipline (on and off the field). This team has no leadership. We would be lucky to be 6-6.

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
5:19 pm

Saban went 5-3 in SEC play 1st 3 years at LSU.

Coach Scott

October 3rd, 2010
5:19 pm

I’m blaming the UGA Sports Information Department. The team is in crisis communications’ mode – it’s time for there to be some answers – not because they are deserved (nope), but because it just makes sense to bring the boiling fan base into the rationale behind the thinking. The coaches are smart men – there must be a method to the madness – it’s time to get that critical message out there to the fan base and build continuity again. This isn’t rocket science.

corkylovesbeer

October 3rd, 2010
5:19 pm

enstein..i nominate…coach donnan as our new offense coordinator

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
5:20 pm

tcu’S Patterson went 4 WAC losses a couple of year’s ago.

Einsteindawg

October 3rd, 2010
5:22 pm

Good choice “corky”…how ’bout for recruiting coordinator, too?

bugsquacher

October 3rd, 2010
5:23 pm

McGarity check list…….

fan base…. check
funding….. check
facilites…..check
player talent….check
boosters….. check
coaches……. hmmmm, lets start over

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
5:23 pm

Ealey, King, Murray, and Green, each had a run for 15 yards or more against Colorado.

Getting back the MOJO.

The Skinny

October 3rd, 2010
5:23 pm

Here’s the skinny of UGA’s defense. If you keep playing the same players who do not show improvement from week to week, you will continue to get the same results. You have Ogletree who is better than Rambo, Hamilton, and Williams but you do not play him. I can understand if Ogletree is in the game and he made a misstake similiar to other guys because Ogletree is a freshman. The one thing Ogletree will do the others are afraid too is Ogletree will drop the boom on you. Ogletree dropped the hammer on the kickoff coverage and woke up everybody.

bugsquacher

October 3rd, 2010
5:24 pm

agnes scott called, the girls volleyball team is late from their game in Colorado yesterday, please send them home

bugsquacher

October 3rd, 2010
5:24 pm

McGarity…… you wanted the Job! DO IT…. fire Richt today….. dont wait

layinlow

October 3rd, 2010
5:25 pm

Jacket fan, I’m a UGA fan with dish network and I did choose the Tech game to watch after BAMA started pounding UF. I agree that Tech did struggle to beat a weak opponent down to their 4th string QB but at least you guys found a way to WIN. Something our pathetic team can’t seem to do. Beyond this season I think Tech and UGA are in the same boat in regards to defense, both 3-4 with the wrong personnel. The only advantage UGA will have on offense over Tech will be a somewhat experienced QB. However, I now give you guys the edge at head coach. I fear this season will continue to be bad for both squads with little hope for next.

The Skinny

October 3rd, 2010
5:26 pm

UGA’s defense is not very good. Everyone is still blaming the hybird 3-4 scheme but you have player five games and the defensive play is getting worse each game. Tennessee is going to hang about 45 points on UGA similiar to last year. The defensive line is not blown back into the linebackers and secondary does not have the skills to recognize routes.

bugsquacher

October 3rd, 2010
5:27 pm

would someone in authority at Georgia MAN UP and stop this BS now……..

bugsquacher

October 3rd, 2010
5:28 pm

enough is enough

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
5:28 pm

Georgia’s defense is better statisically than last year in:
total defense
scoring
pass defense
run defense

Georgia’s 2 sack leaders, Houston & Dent, have more sacks than the Bama LB’s, and this is Grantham’s 1st season implementing his system.

bugsquacher

October 3rd, 2010
5:29 pm

i would not bet the mortgage on winning the Idaho State game, much less any of the other ones left on the schedule……. would you?

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
5:30 pm

I see us turning this around. 7-6 or perhaps 8-5 and going to the SEC Championship game. With a little luck, we will win it all.

Willie Martinez

October 3rd, 2010
5:30 pm

Adios, suckers

bugsquacher

October 3rd, 2010
5:30 pm

we definitely will not bet any of the other sec teams on the schedule

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
5:31 pm

Bobo called the Colorado game by the numbers.

Richt’s 41-4 when offense gets 400 yards or more, Bobo’s did.

Richt’s 37-2 when Richt gets a 100 yard rusher, Bobo did.

Bobo called an excellent game.

Taco Time in N. Ga

October 3rd, 2010
5:31 pm

You guys who are posting about still having a chance to win the SEC, please save a little of whatever it is that you’re drinking / smoking, it must be good stuff and I want some. This team has ZERO chance of anything decent this season because the Head Coach doesn’t really care anymore. That’s obvious. Does the staff not talk during games? How is it that Richt doesn’t grab Bobo tell him to RUN A PLAY FOR AJ GREEN IMMEDIATELY, he’s the HEAD FREAKIN COACH for God’s sake…that “I don’t know” business, boy, that’s a telling comment right there.

bugsquacher

October 3rd, 2010
5:31 pm

I think we have won our only game of the season……

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
5:32 pm

Hey Bill,

Some idiot loves me so much, they’re taking my name and making posts for me like the 5:30 one. Please ban them for life from your blog.

Corninmypooh

October 3rd, 2010
5:33 pm

As the head coach you can’t say at halftime “I don’t know why it took us so long to get the ball to A.J. Green.” For crying out loud you go up to Bobo and say “Get the f’ing ball to AJ” or I’m taking over the play calling right this second.” Richt won’t do it. Richt needs his wife to kick him in the balls just to see if he has a pair!

roughrider

October 3rd, 2010
5:34 pm

I hope we win one more game this season.

DAWG with a bag over his head

October 3rd, 2010
5:34 pm

The most telling quote from the game (or for the season) was CMR’s “I don’t know why it took us so long to get the ball to A.J.”. This says it all. The HC doesn’t have the sense or stones to tell to OC to run plays for the team’s best playmaker? Obviously CMR isn’t in control and it shows. Time to completely clean house.

Jacket Fan

October 3rd, 2010
5:34 pm

Anonymous Blogger, you know what they say about statistics, don’t you ??? I do, we’ve been in the position of taking comfort in our stats many times. It does help a little, I guess.

I Think

October 3rd, 2010
5:35 pm

Colorado bent your boys over and broke it off. Neutered dogs,,,no jock straps needed in Hickville for that football team.

WOOF,,,WOOF on that.

Richard Dawson

October 3rd, 2010
5:35 pm

Does anybody ever analyze what went wrong, or ask tough questions?

1. My dead grandma knew Richt would run it up the middle with 1:56 to go, setting up for another Walsh miss from longer range than his earlier miss. My dead grandma. Colorado called timeout and ran a defense that just destroyed that play. That led to a fumble. A bad offensive playcall that was so predictable that it was destroyed. Fault? Mark Richt.

2. How in the world do you decide to take a delay of game penalty from your OWN 45 before a punt? Butler, who is slumping badly, didn’t even punt the ball to the opponent’s 20. That is freakish. That is bizarre. That is STUPID. Fault? Mark Richt.

3. How do you commit a roughing the passing penalty when you held them on 3rd down? How do you commit a roughing the kicker on a missed field goal? Those plays were critical. Undisciplined, stupid football. Fault? Mark Richt.

4. Conclusion? FIRE MARK RICHT.

RAID

October 3rd, 2010
5:35 pm

Changes must be made but I’m still not sure the defence is the total problem…Grantham deserves the benefit of the doubt just due to the lack of personell for this scheme just yet…..But the offensive play calling and EXECUTION leave much to be desired…..our problem is lack of offence….But to AM’s credit, he has been the lone bright spot……..

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
5:36 pm

Justin Houston is ahead of ANY Alabama LB in BOTH tackles for loss AND sacks. I’d say Grantham can coach ok since he’s outcoaching Nick Saban’s LB’s.

TheTaxJacket

October 3rd, 2010
5:36 pm

*** Nesbitt for Heismen ***

(((( 45 – 42 ))))

bugsquacher

October 3rd, 2010
5:37 pm

I think I hear the fat lady singing already…….. its over for this year…… lets bench all the seniors and junior which will opt out of the program and start playing the juniors/soph/freshmen that will be around next year….. we have nothing to lose at this point……. the so-called “experienced o-line” sucks….. bench’em all……. play the future…… there’s nothing left for this season except 5-6 more losses

Dawg 39

October 3rd, 2010
5:37 pm

I promised no more comments this season but as Flip Wilson used to say “The Devil Made Me Do It”.
The entire Dawg Football Program Is at an all time low. Col. is not capable of scoring 29 points on many teams (31 against Hawaii) but our D made it look fairly easy. There Is plenty of blame all around. 60 plus years a Dawg Fan & I have never seen a Dawg Team play so far beneath their talent & potential. It is time for all of the coaches, including the position coaches, to admit that they are not getting the job done. Ironically CMB as QB coach may be doing the best job of all of the position coaches. I do think CMR will have 1 more season but that will do it. My optimism has been pounded out of me. “That’s All’ Folks”.

Dawggy Style

October 3rd, 2010
5:37 pm

Hire Kirby Smart as our new head coach. He at least was smart enough to say no last year to avoid this looming Lost Cause. Bobo, Searels, Garner and Van Halanger have had a long, cushy stay in Athens but it’s time for all of them to go and steal someone else’s money!!!

Would not surprise me at all for former Florida assistants Dan Mullen and Charlie Strong to be on Greg McGarity’s short list come December.

guy

October 3rd, 2010
5:37 pm

anonymous. you arent mathematically out of the sec east (though not likely at all), but if you think a 4 loss team thats beyond unranked at the halfway point in the season is going to play for the title you are so dumb. for real.

Dawg'em out!

October 3rd, 2010
5:37 pm

terrible game, try to look a the positives. though so many blown coverages, and bad play calling all around. you wonder if the recruits are wrong and the coaches for the program. trying times in athens, looks like a change is coming… especially if tenn whips the dawgs, damn uga might get upset by the vandals too…. whats really going on?

murray county mystic

October 3rd, 2010
5:38 pm

Quote from Stewart Mandel, Sports Illustrated:

In all my travels, I’m not sure I’ve ever come across a fan base whose self-perception is so far from reality. Georgia fashions itself a national power in the vein of Ohio State, USC, et. al., based primarily off one glorious three-year run 30 years ago with Herschel Walker

pretty much sums it up…UGA fans always feel like ESPN is biased against them, shows the program no respect…welcome to the lunacy that is UGA football, Sports Illustrated….

sprouse27

October 3rd, 2010
5:39 pm

It’s positively criminal that given the resouces and talent available at UGA, that we are seeing such a disastrous season. To me, this disaster falls squarely at the feet of Mark Richt. He is the head guy,and he has no answers, nor seemingly any idea as to how this all this has happened. It’s one thing to have a down season, it’s another to field a team with this many problems. I’m tired of listening to the sportscasters talk about winning seasons of now long ago. The man can’t beat Urban Meyer and beating Nick Saban is just out of the question. Those guys have strategies for winning and make things happen. We just lose to them and whine. Enough. Get rid of Richt and bring a head coach that can manage something other than innane utterings that mean nothing.

Da'Quan Porchmonka

October 3rd, 2010
5:39 pm

Supes –

I thought the same thing, but you have to start somewhere. Better to get the kids you’re going to have for a few years use to the new scheme and bring new guys over time who are more suited to the scheme. I think Grantham is the right coach… Richt just have to give him the free reigns to kick these sorry sucker in the rear when they need it.

Same Same

October 3rd, 2010
5:40 pm

@ Supes, We’re NEVER in the 3-4 to begin with. The Defense has improved. The defensive backs are suspect. At least we are getting the other team to 3rd and long…if we could figure out how to get off the field, CTG would be the second coming of Erk. As far as the offense, we need an innovator, somebody that can adjust on the fly and take advantage of what the defense is giving us. Bobo is pretty much a robot in an all too human game.

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
5:40 pm

Richt’s 41-4 when he gets 400 yards from offense, 37-2 when he gets a 100 yard rusher. King got 100 yards, offense got 400 yards+. That’s a move down the right path and will work 95% of the time. Bobo’s heading down the right path, improvement galore.

Defense gave up too many points–needs to hold to under 20.

bugsquacher

October 3rd, 2010
5:40 pm

McGarity……DO YOUR JOB…… FIRE RICHT NOW…..MAN UP

Kwame Koon

October 3rd, 2010
5:41 pm

If we lose to Georgia Tech will this be the end of the line for Mark Richt? Yes or No.

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
5:41 pm

Georgia IS a National power, has finished #2 in 07′, #10 in 08′. Top 10 in recruting, top 10 in revenue, top 10 in win %. Georgi’as over last decade a top 10 team.

bugsquacher

October 3rd, 2010
5:42 pm

HMMMMMM…… what a sad state of affairs…..so much potential……. so little leadership……its a shame

murray county mystic

October 3rd, 2010
5:42 pm

Kirby Smart was born in ALABAMA (Montgomery)…he’s a Bama boy; just mis-spent his youth in Clarke County. He’s waiting for Saban to leave (1-2 years top; the redneck nation over there will wear thin quickly) and the job is his in T-town. HE AIN”T COMING TO UGA, DUMMIES!!!

Dawg'em out!

October 3rd, 2010
5:42 pm

if your gonna look at he coaches out in cfb that are at smaller schools doing alot more. look at bsu/tcu, those coaches would come in and get more than they are getting now. though a kirby smart.. its gonna make georgia reach deep into the pockets. kirby is winning and has a NC winning resume, and looking at another….. how much is the program willing to invest to go out and get the best?

bugsquacher

October 3rd, 2010
5:43 pm

Georgia is prime for the right individual to come in and turn this program around……he just hasnt arrived yet…….

bugsquacher

October 3rd, 2010
5:44 pm

mike leach is available

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
5:44 pm

Bama showed that Florida is no good this year. South Carolina and Auburn overrated this year. We still got a shot at SEC Chp game.

murray county mystic

October 3rd, 2010
5:45 pm

Anal blogger – UGA is a middle-of-the-pack SEC school; the equal of Clemson in the ACC, Wisconsin in the Big10, OK State in the Big 12 (remember them?)…no more, no less. That’s why you have been on Fox this year…the SEC network is embarrassed by your play…

bugsquacher

October 3rd, 2010
5:45 pm

im telling you….. the fat lady has sung…….. no bowls for uga this year……

DAWG with a bag over his head

October 3rd, 2010
5:46 pm

Kwame,

Sadly, I think we’ll have to endure CMR for another season even when Tech beats us. CMR’s boss appears to be spouting the party line about all those past “glories” instead of looking at the last 3 seasons.

bugsquacher

October 3rd, 2010
5:46 pm

tennessee beats georgia by at least 21 next week

bugsquacher

October 3rd, 2010
5:47 pm

dont give up hope on the Richt firing…… if he continues this sprial….. no excuse will protect him…..

Bottom Line

October 3rd, 2010
5:48 pm

RICHT is 10-11 AGAINST THE SEC EAST post-2006. I don’t care how many times we beat Hawaii or Michigan St. in bowl games. Losing to the teams we play every year is not acceptable. We have an incredible amount of money for football and a lot of talent in GA. We MUST do better.

bugsquacher

October 3rd, 2010
5:48 pm

lets bench all the seniors and junior which will opt out of the program and start playing the juniors/soph/freshmen that will be around next year….. we have nothing to lose at this point……. the so-called “experienced o-line” sucks….. bench’em all……. play the future…… there’s nothing left for this season except 5-6 more losses

Dawgfan4life

October 3rd, 2010
5:49 pm

Ive been taking up for Richt for years. Its just simple. He is not the right man anymore. I love him, and i am grateful for what he has done. I got a list of names for the Head coaching job for yall…let me know what you think: 1. Jim Harbough! i think he can turn a program around like Saban did at alabama, but his carreer at uga wont be for long cause i think he wants a nfl job.
2. Boise States coach.. no reason just someone new and young.
3. Kirby Smart for obvious reasons.

DAWG with a bag over his head

October 3rd, 2010
5:49 pm

bugsquacher,

We can only hope.

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
5:49 pm

Lets be positive. BCS bowl game is a realistic chance.

bugsquacher

October 3rd, 2010
5:50 pm

we are 5 games into this season….. lets at least start preparing for next year……and get them some experience……

Donnie Darko

October 3rd, 2010
5:50 pm

Yes, they are excellent losers.

irrefutable

October 3rd, 2010
5:52 pm

has the holy roller quit yet?

Donnie Darko

October 3rd, 2010
5:53 pm

Anonymous Blogger, what are you smoking?

bugsquacher

October 3rd, 2010
5:53 pm

final words for today…… the UGA fan base deserve more……. it is a crying shame….. everyone knows its the leadership….. we have the money, facilites, talent, support, ……. whats lacking is the leadership…… why is everyone dancing around the elephant in the room? Make the changes now,…….

clemcudtlhopr

October 3rd, 2010
5:53 pm

poetic justice, (justice), Ealey loses starting job because of losing fumbles last 2 games, then (poetic), fumble on strange looking play at the end of the game,no doubt loses this one for us. I don’t think Washaun should have been benched. CMR, I believe is letting the big shots influence his decision making.

Dawg_Mike

October 3rd, 2010
5:54 pm

I don’t know what to say anymore.

Pat

October 3rd, 2010
5:57 pm

I’ll be at the game next weekend showing my support for our team and our head coach as we will beat Tennessee. I hope Bulldawg nation will do the same.

lolwut?

October 3rd, 2010
5:57 pm

#1) Anonymous Blogger. The only stats that matter when comparing Richt to Saban is BCS Championships. Saban has two…..Richt has none……. Period.

#2) People who thought that it would be easy switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4, having a young QB, and had grandeur championship aspirations for this season are idiots. Thinking rationally about this, what made you think that you could dominate while turning over so many pieces at once?

#3) As an outsider, I find it sad that the Georgia fans have decided to treat the greatest coach in there history in this manner. Vince Dooley would of been a nobody without Herschel. Richt has been the most exciting, successful, and one of the longest tenured coaches in your underachieving history. It’s sad that he will never be able to prove it, b/c of the lynch mob your fan base has become. All he’s done is try to grant your wishes by changing the defense, getting a solid young arm to build around, and represent your University with class. Embarrassing IMHO.

Willie Martinez

October 3rd, 2010
5:58 pm

Told you it was not my fault!

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
5:58 pm

Ok, last 2 posts, 5:44, 5;49, were by same lone blogger, posting in fake ocnversation to himself on Bill’s blog, posing as me

Dawg_Mike/Donnie Darko/bugsquacher, could they all be the SAME PERSON, POSTING TO HIMSELF, HAVING A FAKE CONVESATION WITH HIMSELF??

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
5:59 pm

I’m out, time for dinner.

Joey

October 3rd, 2010
6:01 pm

Actually, Saban & Richt both have finished in the top 3 the same amount, they’ve had 2 great years, Richt in only 9 seasons, Saban’s been going at it a lot longer.

But in just 9 seasons, Richt has triple the top 10 finishes, and a higher winning per centage in the toughest conference.

Pretty good, when you’re crushing Nick Saban.

icedawg

October 3rd, 2010
6:03 pm

This is going to be a season that will be better off forgotten. It probably would not turn out any worse than if we forfeit the remainder of our games. The offense may not be running on all cylinders but it is at least scoring points and enough points in some of our losses to win the game. Again it is the defense that is deplorable and has been now since VanGorder left. TN played a game against LSU. They showed some spark. Without the monumental blunder at the buzzer they could have and would have won that game. If they bring that same kind of attitude and play into Athens next Saturday the Bulldogs will suffer another whipping. This season is a stinker and unless something drastically changes so will the next few years. It’s turning out to be a dog’s live being a dog.

UGAgrad71

October 3rd, 2010
6:07 pm

For all the rankings of the so-called stars on this team, somebody cannot coach “up” players. UGA, BAMA, FLA, AU, Tenn, ect recruit basically the same players. UGA has become the school where highly recruited players don’t progress. I know UGA is in the top two or three schools of having the most players in the NFL. I think that is more a function of great talent to start with, and little to nothing to do with whatever coaching they get at UGA.

lolwut?

October 3rd, 2010
6:07 pm

For the final time…..

Top 3, 10, 25 seasons do not measure success. Championships do.

Maybe that’s Georgia’s overall problem? Satisfied with being “almost” or “close” champions and not actually being one.

With that being said. I still think Richt will have more long term success than any other coach brought in to resurrect what he’s built (if the pitchforks would be put away).

Truth Hurts

October 3rd, 2010
6:10 pm

Bill

I could not have said it better myself

I will tell everyone the problem with Mike Bobo, he is from Thomasville,

I have done business in Thomasville for almost 10 yrs and most of them are arrogant people that cant be told nothing and act like the town of Thomasville is Beverly Hills

Keep running up the middle Bobo and you will be running up the middle to the unemployment line

Dogg Fan

October 3rd, 2010
6:10 pm

It could be worse. We have won one game.

Dick

October 3rd, 2010
6:11 pm

You can vent all you want to but CMR will not make any coaching changes. He feels he should be nice enough to allow the coaching staff have the opportunity to turn this program around. I personally think we need to have a total house cleaning. If Bobo calls the run up the middle he should have to run two laps for everytime he calls that play.

Greg

October 3rd, 2010
6:12 pm

OK, UGA Haters, blog away!!! Try to say bad stuff about Bobo—who scored almost 30, put up 400 yards. Have fun, nobody’s listening.

Lou

October 3rd, 2010
6:13 pm

Could be worse, we could have lost like Florida, 31-6.

Dawg Fan #1

October 3rd, 2010
6:13 pm

How bout them DAWGS!!!!!!! Woof Woof Woof Woof Woof Woof Woof!!!! 1-4!!!!!!!!

Dick

October 3rd, 2010
6:14 pm

Hey Truth Hurts . Now, now. You are not telling the truth about Thomasville. I also do busines there and live in Thomas county. Citizens of thomasville all have a champagne taste but a “BoomsFarm Wine” pocket book. They are the most arrogant, egotistical, self centered, better than you, plantation owner wan-ta-bes.

Dogg Fan

October 3rd, 2010
6:15 pm

UT cannot count-see the end of the UT-LSU game. We could probably play 13 on defense next week and they would not even know it. Maybe we will win then!

Dogg Fan

October 3rd, 2010
6:23 pm

You only have to be able to count to 10 to gain admission to UT.

Donnie Darko

October 3rd, 2010
6:25 pm

No, I’m a different person, Anonymous, and dont post as anyone else. Now ya’ll are downright paranoid.

Hoss

October 3rd, 2010
6:26 pm

Richt’s finished in the top 3, 2x, and had 6, top 10 finishes. That’s all that counts, consistently, nobody in the SEC has done better this decade.

Richt also has 4 top 10 finishes, in a row, Saban or Meyer have both never accomplished this feat.

[...] Fact of the matter is, however, that we ARE where they said we would be. I’m not saying they predicted AJ’s suspension or any of the weak spots we now see, but the fact is that the sky really is falling. Now, the comments over there that seem the most random and over-the-top are the ones that are predicting we go 9-3 and win the SEC East. It’s strange to believe that there are people out there that really believe that. (i.e. here.) [...]

dagnabit

October 3rd, 2010
6:27 pm

HAY! Didn’t you used to be Mark Richt?

dagnabit

October 3rd, 2010
6:28 pm

Do the puppies miss Martinez now?

Dooley the Vol

October 3rd, 2010
6:29 pm

the Vols will finish the drill and get Pastor Richt fired, enjoy the cellar with the Dores, by the way Vandy has a quality win. Dawgs suck, the fan base is dilusional and the future looks bad..

R2chs

October 3rd, 2010
6:30 pm

I think Anonymous blogger is a plant, the writing style and tone don’t read like a fan, they read like spin. The coaching is a problem that the vast majority of fans on all UGA football columns and blogs are writing about. Why? Because it is obvious. Spinning statistics doesn’t change the outcome or the trends of the last few years or this years record. The core problem is failing to accept that their strategy isn’t working and having the courage to change it.

dagnabit

October 3rd, 2010
6:30 pm

Could the Georgia defensive line please find the ball carrier.

UGAG is gitting the ncaa death penalty, he he ha ha

October 3rd, 2010
6:31 pm

To Hell, To Hell, To Hell with Georgia!!!

dagnabit

October 3rd, 2010
6:32 pm

R2chs reads like a loser. Probably a bulldawg whiner.

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

October 3rd, 2010
6:34 pm

PLEASE REDNECKS STOP BEING EVIL,AND THE KARMA WILL STOP!

Dogg Fan

October 3rd, 2010
6:36 pm

We can always look forward to basketball season.

Rosezeee

October 3rd, 2010
6:37 pm

This is Georgia Football – - start it at the 55 second mark!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yDMEX57Lyc&feature=related

lolwut?

October 3rd, 2010
6:37 pm

@ Hoss
“Richt’s finished in the top 3, 2x, and had 6, top 10 finishes. That’s all that counts, consistently, nobody in the SEC has done better this decade. Richt also has 4 top 10 finishes, in a row, Saban or Meyer have both never accomplished this feat.”

Saban and Meyer have accomplished something that Richt has never done as well. They both won national championships. Twice! Seems better to me than a top 10 finish. Just sayin’.

Have fun with your top 10 finishes! Do they make trophy’s for that sort of thing in Athens?

City Slicker

October 3rd, 2010
6:38 pm

Look – Georgia probably will not beat Tennessee next Saturday. We’ll then proceed from 1-5. But this is not Coach Richt’s fault. Talent level was mis-appraised by the press. It is what it is, and every school has to have a bad season now and then. The only question is,
will the fans be grown-ups about it, or be crybabies?

bbcsickdawg

October 3rd, 2010
6:38 pm

too young worse next year

Lou

October 3rd, 2010
6:38 pm

I thought Georgia’s OC was bad until I saw Florida Addazio’s team this year. This guy really has no clue how to coach offense. Got shalacked 31 to 6. Brantley’s a disaster. it could be a lot worse, Georgia could be stuck with Addazio.

SSIGator

October 3rd, 2010
6:39 pm

DAMN! That Tide ROLLED!!!!

Alabama Jack

October 3rd, 2010
6:39 pm

To all you dawgs comparing your defense to that of Alabama, here is a stat -

5-0 and number 1 versus 1-4 and not even sniffing any votes.

Prediction

October 3rd, 2010
6:40 pm

I told y’all what would happen on Thursday. Man, i should get paid to do this.

Lou

October 3rd, 2010
6:41 pm

Bobo outta get some kind of award, I mean, Brantley’s passing attack is getting about 125 yards a game, this is a 3 year player, where Georgia’s passing attack is getting 225 a game, with a freshman QB. Unreal. Bobo’s the man!

dawgster

October 3rd, 2010
6:41 pm

You know Anonymous Blogger…he may not be that far off base in his assessment…do i think we will have the record that he says is possible when the season ends, i guess anything is possible, and whats wrong with believing…Everyone on here seems to have all the answers and most of them involve dumping the coaching staff…last few years the scapegoat has beem WM…well Coach Richt replaced him and other assistants…Just how long does the bulldawg nation give Coach Grantham to get the right personnel for the 3-4..one season…is that really fair…Ok say we get a new coach..who is that savior…is it Smart, Muschamp, Peterson…Why are we so sure they would take the job..Peterson i know has had other opportunities that he has passed on…Muschamp has the title of coach in waiting at Texas..lets see that leaves Smart…maybe he is the savior…If we should get any of these guys or someone else are they going to be able to best Saban or Meyer?…I think Coach Richt deserves at least one more season to get things turned around..why, because new defensive scheme will have one more year under the belt…our QB will be a seasoned Sophmore and some hopefully we will have some freshman and RSfreshman step up…We do have a great recruiting class lined up although our record may affect some of their decisions, but they should see that there are plenty of opportunities for playing time early…I know we lose a few off the O-line, but at this point that doesn’t seem to be critical losses…Yes, this sounds like alot of wishful thinking and perhaps it is, but Coach Richt brought this program back to some respectability, or did everyone forget…i hear people on here say well he had Coach Donnan’s players, who by the way, i thought was let go too soon, but he had a hard time beating our arch rival tech…so what does Coach Richt do…he is 8-1 at this point against tech..he has beaten Auburn on a consistant basis…No he hasn’t done well against the gators, but then who has other than Bama…This team lacks what any good football team needs and that is Senior Leadership…i don’t see that and haven’t seen that the last couple of seasons…When that happens, you will see the team gel..folks its not all on the coaches, the players have to make plays…If you are truly honest about the assessment of this team, then look at the opportunities that have been there for players to make a play and then we are 4-1 or 5-0..The bottom line is the other teams made plays and we didn’t and thats why we are 1-4…I will add one more item to this..I see VanGorder’s name listed on here as a possible head coach..and while i think he is a very good DC…he didn’t fare to well at GA Southern…was it because he forgot how to coach, no i don’t think so…Coach Richt has not forgotten how to coach, and no i don’t have all the answers as so many on here do, but Coach Richt deserves at least one more season to get the program back up…i think with the way he has handled hisself as a person and representative of UGA, and for where he brought us back to…he deserves another shot…go dawgs

Rosezeee

October 3rd, 2010
6:42 pm

Unfortunately, this is Georgia football – – total lack of discipline, arrests, penalties, turnovers, sloppy play, bad decisions like going for it on fourth and one on your own 25 yard line in the second quarter when your down by 7 points (remember arkansas). Until someone at the top brings in a top coach, this is what it is. Any wonder why the first three DCs offered the job last year turned it down?

Just look at the difference between the Shula and Saban eras at Bama.

BLOW IT UP AND OVER!

Alabama Jack

October 3rd, 2010
6:42 pm

Hey, truth hurts, the truth is people in Thomasville have a well developed bs meter which goes off every time you enter Thomas County.

Mark Richt

October 3rd, 2010
6:43 pm

Greetings from the pool. Everyone needs to just calm down and take a deep breath. All is well as long s you think all is well. The practice schedule for this week is as follows: Pool on Monday, bowling on Tuesday, movie with Munson on Wednesday, and we’ll go Thud on Thursday. Friday, the boys will be locked in and ready to go on Saturday. God bless.

Boise State Homerun

October 3rd, 2010
6:45 pm

Hey

Bama Jack Trailer park trash

Whats going to be funny is watching a 1 loss Alabama team playing a Utah or TCU cupcake in the Sugar bowl while

Undefeated Oregon, Ohio state, and Boise are going to get a shot to play for all the marbles

Go Boise

Palmetto State Dawg

October 3rd, 2010
6:47 pm

This defense is worse than last year’s…if that is even possible. Whatever it is we’re running…3-4, 4-3 is not working. I have never seen a team give up a TD on the opening drive this many games in a row. GEEZ! All summer I read how the D was ready to “ooooh and ahh” people. How GA’s D “is back”. More turnovers, more aggression. It’s the same old crap. How much are we paying Grantham, like $750K? For half that much I would be willing to totally f*ck up my job as well!

JB

October 3rd, 2010
6:47 pm

The biggest strength this year was supposed to be the OL. Where did that go? Every year is a rebuilding year in college football so that excuse is one everyone can use.

I’m not ready to pile on to the Richt lynching but we are almost at a point where it really doesn’t matter. People point to the issues at Tennessee since they fired Fulmer at Tennessee but at 1-4…what are you sacrificing?

I can’t remember the Dawgs playing so poorly for so many games in a row….I still wear my “G” hat and shirts around and have my “G” tags on the cars……and always will.

It’s just hard to see how we got to where we are today……

SentientDawg

October 3rd, 2010
6:49 pm

Jacket Fan, I agree — Jackets and Dawgs are both stinking it up. I have Tech relatives, and they aren’t happy either … It wasn’t fun sitting in the CU Folsom Field, thinking this was the game that Georgia would turn a corner, only to watch the team find a way to lose. I kept hoping the Dawgs would get a turnover to stop the CU momentum, only to watch Georgia commit the final turnover, and lose the game, with less than 2 minutes to go. The Buffaloes are a mediocre team, and we played like one, too … I watched Richt screaming at Boykin and Cuff, mainly for Cuff’s stupid personal fouls. Turnovers and penalties — it just never seems to resolve itself in favor of Georgia. The lack of leadership in the coaching staff and players will dog these Dawgs for the rest of this season. I didn’t think I’d say this, but major changes are needed. You’re right Richard Dawson.

dawgman

October 3rd, 2010
6:53 pm

Didn’t we give Richt a raise about two years ago so he would be at a competative salary in the SEC? Suppose we should go back and explain that means for a competative team on the field?

Biggest Bulldog Fan

October 3rd, 2010
6:53 pm

I bet Willie Martinez is somewhere in Oklahoma, drinkin’ a beer and laughing his a@# off! Can you say scapegoat? It wasn’t Big Willie’s fault! Tacklin’ is a basic skill of football and securing the ball is too! This team can’t tackle and they fumble at the drop of a hat!!!!! They need to get back to practicing and learning the basics and maybe they’ll have a chance!!!

Perry

October 3rd, 2010
6:53 pm

I hope Mark Richt doesn’t bolt on the AJC writers and the fickle Georgia fans—Georgia really isn’t shaping up as a coach-friendly university for writers or fans–folks just bash away and basically run off coaches.

Richt’s 1 of 7 coaches in the history of college football to win 90 games in 1st 9 seasons.

A lot of teams, even in the SEC, I’d say about 110 teams, would take Richt over their current coach.

Scott

October 3rd, 2010
6:54 pm

Maybe the Atlanta Journal is right, Georgia is terrible.

So recruits–stay away.

Hank

October 3rd, 2010
6:56 pm

Georgia will go 1-11. Oops sorry, I’ve been reading this blog too much, all my hope has evaporated, thanks to this blog.

MttPF

October 3rd, 2010
7:00 pm

Yo MuTTards …. you’re unbridled optimism is just more evidence of a delusional fan base. UGA is not going to the SECCG — the remaining SEC teams on your schedule are not the pathetic losers you are!

wildbill

October 3rd, 2010
7:01 pm

I watched the first quarter last nite, then, I changed channels. Smart me.

Are these our DAWGS?

October 3rd, 2010
7:02 pm

It is sad how well said this article is…. have we fallen that far… the facts speak for themselves.

I think we are looking at a major loosing year. I kept thinking each week we get it together and run the table. We are going to run the table all right….. Maybe a 1-3 win year?????? Could that be?????

WCdawgfan

October 3rd, 2010
7:03 pm

All the negativity talk needs to go….Lets get behind our team and you will see improvement. Seems there were some bright moments in the game last night. GO DAWGS!!!!!!

David

October 3rd, 2010
7:04 pm

One good proof that nobody REALLY believes the season is over for Georgia, is the amount of blogging going on.

The more blogging, the more optimism people feel for georgia.

Are these our DAWGS?

October 3rd, 2010
7:05 pm

Cuff is driving me crazy…. and any antics like his. We have proven nothing this year except we can loose and find news ways to do it each week. No more celebrating or taunting if a good tackle is made or run block etc…. not until we resemble the DAWGS.

Andy

October 3rd, 2010
7:06 pm

Bill-

Thanks so much for encouraging the fans to give up on Georgia and lose hope and optimism.

thanks for your brave leadership. Needed to be said.

There was not 1 single positive thing that happened against Colorado, it was all bad. everything.

WCdawgfan

October 3rd, 2010
7:07 pm

How about showing an inspirational movie….”Rudy”. May help the players and coaches. Just sayin

Bobby

October 3rd, 2010
7:08 pm

Geez, can we please get rid of Aaron Murray as the offensive leader. 1-4 is enough opportunities, he just can’t lead. Sorry. Give a new guy a shot. Maybe Logan Gray?

lolwut?

October 3rd, 2010
7:08 pm

@Rozesee
“Just look at the difference between the Shula and Saban eras at Bama. BLOW IT UP AND OVER!”

Great idea! Who’s the next Nick Saban? Oh….right….there isn’t one.

Give CMR time to recruit a legitimate nose gaurd for heaven’s sake before you cut ties with the greatest coach in UGA’s history. This type of transition takes time.

Barry

October 3rd, 2010
7:10 pm

If Georgia only cares about winning, at all costs, go get the Kiffins.

Barry

October 3rd, 2010
7:11 pm

Yep, Murray needs to go, losing 4 games in a row, we need new blood there. Hutson Mason deserves his shot.

Sug

October 3rd, 2010
7:14 pm

Richt’s finished:

2002- #3
2003- #6
2004- #6
2005- #10
2006- #23
2007- #3
2008- #10

THAT’S PATHETIC!!!

SHOULD HAVE BEEN #1 EVERY SEASON!!

We run this state (hit and run too)

October 3rd, 2010
7:15 pm

I think we should change the offensive scheme all togehter. The SEC has figured it out.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 3rd, 2010
7:16 pm

Barry

Seriously

If we had Tom Brady we wouldnt win, I mean come on, we had Stafford, Moreno, Green, Maseqoui on the same side of the ball and still lost 3 games

Mason isnt going to give us a win though he looks to be just as good its the play calling, no motivation, and lack of team discipline throughout the off season until now is the problem with the team

BullDawgMike

October 3rd, 2010
7:23 pm

Just watched the Falcons win another game thet easily could have lost. Why why,why can’t or won’t the Dawgs play with the same emotion and never say quit attitude that Falcons play with ???

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 3rd, 2010
7:25 pm

Because thet have Van Gorder and we ran him off

Dawghater

October 3rd, 2010
7:25 pm

Guess what? The sky really is falling. Enjoy the rest of your season! Go ahead, fire CMR, I dare you. Like Forest Gump said, “Life’s like a box of chocolates. You never know what your going to get!”

Dawghater

October 3rd, 2010
7:26 pm

Look at the bright side. If you had Dish Network, they spared you from the misery!

Uga 68

October 3rd, 2010
7:27 pm

Wake me up when this nightmare is over.

Smell My Dawg

October 3rd, 2010
7:28 pm

Kevin Sumlin from University of Houston would be a genious hire. Gus Malzhan I’d take as well. Surely, we’re not keeping Richt. An honest grade for our team for the last 3 yr period would be a C-. Last I checked a C- doesn’t deserve 2 to 3 million a year. Let’s get this shipped turn quickly. One last thought, any chance Murray can call the plays?

Donnie Darko

October 3rd, 2010
7:38 pm

How many teams in the SEC have won a National Championship since uga won one? Oh, and didn’t the hated Bugz win one also. Sad.

DP

October 3rd, 2010
7:38 pm

‘Even Richt seemed to be wondering what was up with that when he said at halftime, “I don’t know what took us so long to get him the ball.”’

That is some real chicken$%&* and ducking accountability from Richt for the second week in a row. He’s the head coach and the offensive coordinator reports to him. He used to call the plays himself. If he thought Georgia needed to get the ball to A.J. Green early and often, why wasn’t it in the game plan, presuming Georgia actually has a game plan? Does Richt not know the plan and have some input to it? Couldn’t he have walked over to Bobo after the first series and said we have to focus on getting A.J. the ball?

Is Richt too gutless to deal with Bobo directly instead of publicly throwing him under the bus two weeks in a row? Take some accountability Richt, you’re the head coach.

Dawghater

October 3rd, 2010
7:45 pm

Read the comment sent by “Sug” above. There lies UGA’s problem. Your expectations exceed your capabilities regardless of your head coach. So answer this one. How many years has CMR coached at UGA and how many years has it been since UGA won a Nat’l Title. I know your bad at math so the answer is 30 years!

MATHDAWG

October 3rd, 2010
7:46 pm

This is the worst UGA team I have seen and I graduated from UGA in 1964. We were terrible then and we are worse now.

Something is very wrong in Athens!

DP

October 3rd, 2010
7:50 pm

JB, I think you have to be willfully blind not to see how Georgia got to where it is today. Roughly 10 off the field arrests per year for the last 5 years, near the top in penalties in the last couple of years, gradual loss of physical toughness and intensity on both sides of the ball over the last 3 years, 2-3 blowout losses per year for the last 3 years. The erosion has been gradual but obvious just like it was at Tennessee during the last few years of Fulmer’s tenure.

Why it's a Ruger, thank you

October 3rd, 2010
7:59 pm

You big belly wanker. This is NOT a strong team. Face it, fans have pumped up this team without even knowing how they would respond. These are, for the most part, 3 star recruits….period. The coaching staff cannot change athletic ability, no matter what. True there has been some poor play calling on both sides of the ball, but PLEASE, put it in perspective…this IS a mediocre team and 6 wins and a bowl is a gift!! Now, get the 5 star recruits to STAY in Georgia and things will change, and ONLY then.

Anonymous Blogger

October 3rd, 2010
7:59 pm

Like I’ve said despite what happens on the field this is a BCS bowl team!

SEC watcher

October 3rd, 2010
8:00 pm

bradly k, I thought you smell like that all the time?

Mike Oxbig

October 3rd, 2010
8:02 pm

Bill, couldn’t have said it better myself. This team just plumb sucks. But at least we are not Tech fans.

Boris Badnov

October 3rd, 2010
8:05 pm

It is my considered opinion that those Great Big Hairy Georgia Bull Dawgs are by far and away the best 1-4-0 team in the entire country. Coach Mark Richt isn’t going to be fired and should not consider resignation. But he might want to return some of that $ 4.5 million he’s being paid by The Athletic Association and start doing commercials for Ford Pintos instead of those F150s. Who would have thought Bill Curry would have a better record?

hangman

October 3rd, 2010
8:06 pm

GEEESE! All I want is for one team in the state of Georgia to step up and be a WINNER! Will that team end up being the Falcons? It sure won’t be Tech or UGA or the Braves! Look for UGA to lose 5 more games….

Plaid-out

October 3rd, 2010
8:08 pm

I, for one, will NOT be wearing red and black to the Tennessee game. I’m thinking about plaid. Would anyone like to join me in making it a plaid-out?

Boca Baby

October 3rd, 2010
8:15 pm

The problem here is that this is not Virginia Military Institute. This is Georgia. If Vince Dooley had replecated the 1979 season the next year he would have been on a rail out of town. Richt is going to have to do miracles to replicate 2009. It may not happen. I like him. He is a great role model and the type of man you want exposed to your children. But this is Georgia football not a class in sociology. I am afraid for Mark Richt.

Summit Dawg

October 3rd, 2010
8:16 pm

Would somebody nudge CMR and let him know…..BOBO has to GOGO!!!! And me, being a Christian, knows that Jesus alllows you to get mad and yell sometimes…..!!

E Bay Green

October 3rd, 2010
8:16 pm

My Colorado game jersey ain’t bringing enough bids, people. You people are rich enough to buy tickets for the privilege of seeing me, now come off that wallet and bid on my junk. And CASH only, I said CASH, I don’t want no stinking bank records this time.

I still have an assortment of red panties for bid, too.

Vince D.

October 3rd, 2010
8:17 pm

Hey, I’m ready to come back to take over the football program at Kansas State—I mean, Georgia Tech—aw, shucks, I mean Georgia. All I ask is that you not allow any Jan Kemps to be around there and that you beef up the remedial studies program. You can’t expect me to bring ‘em in to play hard and be smart too.

Boca Baby

October 3rd, 2010
8:18 pm

Boris Badnov: Bill Curry has not played South Carolina, Arkansas, Miss State or Colorado. Take your garbage smack elsewhere. UGA will tee it up any day with Georgia State, Bubba.

Boca Baby

October 3rd, 2010
8:20 pm

Am I alone or is this Todd Grantham 3-4 idea a total disaster or what?

Shane

October 3rd, 2010
8:21 pm

The Dawgs look very much like the Detroit Lions of college football. They have come so close to a win in the last several games and lose out every time. AJ & Murray are playing to win, but the rest of team is not. Murray is making mistakes, but the will to win is there and he is showing improvements in each game. Once he gets this season under his belt, then he will be a force in the SEC next season. With that said, Bobo must relinquish the play calling to Richt. If this doesn’t happen, we could likely go 2-10. Changes have to be made, period. GO DAWGS & GO BRAVES!

Steve

October 3rd, 2010
8:22 pm

Boca:

No you’re not alone, other loonies agree with you. Probably just you, using a fake handle here on Bill’s blog.

As others have pointed out, Georgia’s defense is better than last year’s average in: scoring, yards, pass, run. What are you even tsalking about?

Bobby Houseman

October 3rd, 2010
8:25 pm

Boca, the whole team is a disaster – on offense and defense.

Mojo Filter

October 3rd, 2010
8:26 pm

UGA’s problem is clearly a Mojo one. You can point to just a handful of plays this year, that, had they gone the Dawgs’ way, would change the season entirely. They could (with the mojo) be 5-0 or, at least, 4-1). This is not really far from how they’ve been the last several seasons. Think about David Greene’s late TD pass to beat Auburn. Mojo. Last season’s win over GT? Mojo. There’ve been many others. And this year ? Fumbles in a couple of key spots that could’ve changed the game outcome? Mojo. Fact is, this year’s team is NOT FAR AT ALL from previous UGA teams. There’s just a MOJO problem. To get it back, have the UGA Redcoats put The Beatles’ COME TOGETHER in their game playlist. If you don’t do what it takes to get the MOJO back, the Redcoats can play The Beatles’ I’m A Loser, instead.

SAMMY DAVIS, JR

October 3rd, 2010
8:27 pm

Sad, sad days… Can you say Ray Goff???

He Hate Beatle

October 3rd, 2010
8:30 pm

Hey Mojo Filter, here’s what I want to do when I read a post like that. Your phrase (and I quote) NOT FAR AT ALL, remove the second A from FAR AT. Loran, whaddayagot ?

Calvin Ruff Ruff

October 3rd, 2010
8:38 pm

Just now back from Boulder, Colorado. (Denver needs a larger airport)Good to see so many Bulldog faithful out in Colorado last night for the embarassing outcome. Too much money and too far to go for an “L” in the column. Guess this will be as close as we come to a bowl game this season. Did anyone hear/notice what Bill McCartney (Former CU Coach) stated during the halftime recognition of their 1990 National Championship Team.

“It’s an honor to be part of this team. This is truly a group of leaders. Everything rises and falls on leadership. Leadership determines how high you climb. This team climbed to the top of the national rankings. Twenty years later, these guys are leaders off the field. You can be proud of them.”

In my honest opinion, this speaks volumes as far as the Dawgs are concerned. We have some leadership issues on this team. Coaches, players,etc.. Question is…when will ALL our leaders lead, make positive changes & decisions, and be held accountable for this train wreck of a so-called football season!!!

PappyHappy

October 3rd, 2010
8:41 pm

Is it below Mark Richt’s dignity to ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE GAME? Is he afraid to get in his coaches face when they appear to make one mistake after another?

kgtech

October 3rd, 2010
8:43 pm

Thank you UGA for screwing up yet another winning weekend for ATL.
Congrats Jackets,Birds and Bravos!! UGA you suck please go back to the
hole you crawled out of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just Axin

October 3rd, 2010
8:44 pm

PappyHappy, are you any kin to Mr. Happy ?

Harry the Hat

October 3rd, 2010
8:45 pm

UGA folks can brag all you want to about beating Tech in football most years, and that’s perfectly fair. What’s also fair is to point out that with a history of Jan Kemp (Vince Dooley days), Jim Harrick, Damon Evans, and 44 arrests, UGA is truly “The Cesspool of the South,” and is richly deserving of that title. No one outside of Georgia has any respect for UGA or its athletic department, and that is a fact. It has been said many times: “Tech people are proud of their school, Georgia people are proud of their team.” What a legacy to be proud of!

UGA fans can now return to your mobile home parks and resume waiting for your unemployment checks.

And watching those red panties falling from the sky, always a good time-killer for thUGA dawgtards.  :-)  :-)  :-)

Tennessee 37, Georgia 17.

Raleigh Dawg

October 3rd, 2010
8:47 pm

Bill Cowher is available and would be a great fit in Athens. Butch Davis will be fired at UNC. Chapel Hill would be thrilled to get CMR.

Honking Bobo

October 3rd, 2010
8:47 pm

No comment; just thought that was a cool handle.

GA

October 3rd, 2010
8:47 pm

Can CMR and all his FCA staff PLEASE go on a long mission trip and not return?

Milrose

October 3rd, 2010
8:48 pm

Get rid of Green, Ealey, and King today. These jerkoffs are like a cancer eating away at the rest of the team.

And we need to see “for sale” signs in Mark Richt’s front yard.

Let the young men play

October 3rd, 2010
8:48 pm

WOW — Bulldawg fans really are fair weather friends frontrunners !!!!!!

Charlie C

October 3rd, 2010
8:49 pm

Shut up about A J Green, you had him Saturday, and you didn’t win—it’s a TEAM sport. He’s one player.

Vance Duuley

October 3rd, 2010
8:53 pm

I wonder if any of the books about UGA football include the perspective of someone speaking for the late Jan Kemp? The perspective that “student” athletes like Lindsay Scott were playing years without taking college level courses? That the proudest moment of the football program was earned by players who never earned a single college credit?

Dawgtards love to return to 1980, but their memories are really short when it comes to remembering an earthshaking event that happened a few years later that showed the world what a joke UGA athletes were and what a scam artist their beloved Vince Dooley was (and is). So for all those dawgtards with short memories or who think their athletes are actually taking real courses and trying to graduate, here’s the quote that broke the trial wide open and showed what a slimeball Dooley is:

O. Hale Almand Jr., a lawyer for the defense, offered a justification for the favorable treatment accorded the athletes, citing a hypothetical player. “We may not make a university student out of him,” he told the jury, “but if we can teach him to read and write, maybe he can work at the post office rather than as a garbageman when he gets through with his athletic career.”

Nothing has changed at UGA, they just do a slightly better job of keeping things quiet, but that’s hard to do when 45 of your player-thugs have been arrested, isn’t it?

UGA: WINNER OF THE FULMER/RICHT CUP AND THE CESSPOOL OF THE SOUTH.

Let the young men play

October 3rd, 2010
8:55 pm

Calvin Ruff Ruff —– Do any of the football players at UGA actually graduate !!!!!!!! The program is like a plantation that is VERY profitable..

PT

October 3rd, 2010
8:55 pm

He can fire Mike Bobo at seasons end just to give it one more year. Nothing will change. Mark Richt is not looking deep enough into his program. It starts with nutrition, strenght and conditioning, the foundation, and you build from there. It show on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, especially in the trenches. Thats where games are won!

Georgia certainly has good players, but they do not recruit based on purpose. They must get players to meet a specific system ex: power Alabama, speed Florida.

If players are not developing, you should tell them and find them another place to continue their career. Its not fair for a player to sit for 4 yrs and never see the field. Be honest with them.

Let the young men play

October 3rd, 2010
8:59 pm

PT –the young are in college to get an education. Football should be secondary

GA wants to believe

October 3rd, 2010
9:00 pm

Who lets a defensive player stay in the game after 3 personal fouls? What kind of message does that send? I can make all the mistakes I want because I will stay in the game? There has to be a price to pay for screw ups. The discipline is just not there.

PT

October 3rd, 2010
9:04 pm

Schools other than UGA have fine academic programs and they also can enjoy their football careers. I agree, let them play

Tombo

October 3rd, 2010
9:05 pm

Saw this on a soccer coach’s t-shirt and think it fits the Dawgs this year:

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”

Scotty Dawg

October 3rd, 2010
9:05 pm

Hey Guys,
I wonder how much the loss of VanGorder has meant to this team. Clearly, the man knows what he is doing as evidenced by the improvement in the Falcon defense. Everyone mentions how the loss of Richt had affected Florida State and I think the same could be said for our situation. What do you guys think?

tndawg

October 3rd, 2010
9:08 pm

A Dooley will once again win a game “Between The Hedges”!

I really don`t see a team that UGA can beat left on the schedule. Maybe Vandy but that is a stretch. It would be best for the Bulldog Nation if they do loose the rest of the games. A 1-11 season would surely get something done. Richt would surely be gone with BoBo along with him. Think about it.

THUGAfan

October 3rd, 2010
9:08 pm

Here’s Richt secret plan to win the rest of the season : Cancel all scheduled SEC games and play Ga. State, Valdosta State, West Georgia, Clark Atlanta, Savannah State, Grady High School, Athens High School and play in the Toylet Bowl. Check the local police roster for new recruits and also get any new walk ons that can hold a ball in their hands for more than thirty seconds without accidentally dropping it.

Let the young men play

October 3rd, 2010
9:09 pm

Is the UGA team just a reflection of its fan base ??????

Ed

October 3rd, 2010
9:12 pm

Unless I missed it, we have not come to grips or closure with that fumble play; flea flicker or not? If it was, CMR is involved in a cover-up unlike his persona. I wouldn’t want to admit it either since it would set new standards for stupidity. It certainly looked like it was to me. Is CMR hanging Caleb out to dry? That’s worse than losing the game. Who on here knows? AJC King?

PT

October 3rd, 2010
9:14 pm

VanGorder to a recruit “Son you can go visit Clemson if you want and take that scholarship with you.” Richt didn’t like that type of personlity. VanGorder was too intense (abrasive) for Mark Richt.

GTPhenom

October 3rd, 2010
9:15 pm

Look, I’m not going to say much about GT, seeings as we suck maybe just as badly as UGA. And, I’m not trying to start anything on your blog, or try and make trouble on this blog, but come on guys, let’s have some common sense. Your not going to hear many GT fans claiming that we even will come close to an ACC championship, so specifically for “Anonymous Blogger,” you must honestly be off your rocker. I will be the first to say the ACC is not up to the SEC, and if GT, who at least has a winning conference record, is highly doubted to win the ACC, what are the odds that a 0-3 team in the SEC wins? If you remember a week ago, during the Arkansas game, their was a comment that I think said a 0-2 team had NEVER won the SEC East. What would that mean for an 0-3 team that just lost to a Colorado team that lost 52-7 to Cal. Once again, let me reiterate that I feel GT is in the same boat. We lost to a KU team that fell 55-7 to Baylor. But, I’m just saying, be realistic. Now, with that off my chest, I just wanted to say, good luck for the rest of the season, and don’t kill Richt just yet. He seems like a good guy, and if you look back to when he called the Offensive plays, ya’ll were great. Give him a chance to fire Bobo, get a few real defensive players for the scheme, and go for it. At least ya’lls defesne is better than GT’s right now, so don’t feel horrible . . . Like I said, good luck with the rest of the season.

wildbill

October 3rd, 2010
9:16 pm

What can a fan do about the status quo in Athens? Not a blanketedy blank blank thing. I am readusting my attention toward some fall bass fishing where the nervous tension is a lot less. Sooner or later, probably later, the higher ups at UGA will notice the lack of fan support and, yes, do nothing.

Synchronize Your Dogmas

October 3rd, 2010
9:16 pm

The funny thing about the whole living in 1980 line is that none of the UGA fans ever talk like that. Its always someone on the attack that claims it to be so. Calvin, what the heck airport were you at? crack kills

Techbuzzer

October 3rd, 2010
9:17 pm

Ga State wins two straight, Ga Tech whups Wake Forest with a spectacular Paul Johnson orchestrated performance late in the game; Falcons beat 49rs after stunning the Saints and THUGA gets to play in the Toylet Bowl after committing nearly every error in the book for the last four games. But they sure know how to party. Keep your booz and women locked up when they are in town! Way to go Richt and Bobo – never had such good entertainment in one weekend.

Let the young men play

October 3rd, 2010
9:17 pm

Can anyone name some head coaches with low morals and misguided values that would be a better fit for UGA and its fan base ????? Has Nathan Deal ever played any ball ???

PT

October 3rd, 2010
9:19 pm

Now we know a bleeding heart libral.

Minnesota Dawg

October 3rd, 2010
9:20 pm

Bill, the coaches feel just as frustrated as you do! I believe they are trying to get us out of this mess. We’ve come very close in every game. Look on the positive side, we have not been blown out yet. Just a couple of plays going our way each game would mean a 5-0 start. We are not far from turning it around. Have faith Bulldawg nation!

SAMUEL

October 3rd, 2010
9:25 pm

Everyone needs to digress…..it’s the CURSE OF THE RED PANTIES!!!!!!!!!

Nathan Deal

October 3rd, 2010
9:25 pm

Here’s my advice for Mark Richt- Just restate your track record so that you include all your wins from last year as part of this year’s season; do not count your losses because they are probably someone else’s fault like your former athletic director or if that does not work your brother in law; focus on non important attributes of playing footbal like cheerleder mistakes or if that does not work try gay marriage; blame Obama for your losses; and if nothing else works blame Roy and liberals for the fact that you have a bunch of bumbling thugs on the team.

Let the young men play

October 3rd, 2010
9:26 pm

PT – I am liberal with everything but my wallet. Help me out….. Was UGA named one of the most successful programs in the nation financially ???

GTPhenom

October 3rd, 2010
9:26 pm

You see Minnesota Dawg, that is the issue I have. When you say, “we were only a few plays away.” First of all, how the hell do you know? If one play goes different, that sure as hell means that probably every play from that point forward is going to change, and you don’t know what the hell would’ve happened. So, I will come back by saying: You are a few plays away from being blown out in every game you played in. Things are that bad at BOTH Georgia schools this season.

K-Baby

October 3rd, 2010
9:27 pm

I remember, during the Vince Dooley years, “Bloody Tuesdays”. Every Tuesday practice during the season was an all out hitting, tackling and full bore practice. There were injuries, but that was just part of the deal. The result: I never remember a Dooley coached team being accused of playing soft.

I also remember the punishment for fumbling on game day: The offender was required to hold a football properly carrying it with him everywhere for an entire week – to class, bed, the shower, every time he went to the bathroom, at meals; wherever he went, he had to carry that ball. I think that was after 1979 season when the team had a total of 59 fumbles that year (not fumbles lost, just fumbles).

CMR has to step up and make the team practice full bore and stop worrying about who might get hurt and insist on this team toughening up. It starts with him manning up and toughening up himself.

Herschel Pug

October 3rd, 2010
9:29 pm

I’m a Dawg fan that lives in Denver and was very impressed with the number of Georgia fans that traveled to Boulder. I was waiting five years for this game and was very disappointed in the loss. Thanks Georgia fans for showing up and cheering loudly. We just lost to a CU team that has averaged four wins a year the last four years and they are going to fire their Coach at the end of the year!!!!

CSI in Athens

October 3rd, 2010
9:31 pm

One thing is for sure, none of Georgia’s running backs were arrested for “theif by taking!” They can’t hold on to anything long enough to run with it1

Artie

October 3rd, 2010
9:31 pm

If only A.J. could throw the ball to himself AND play defense!!!

B.Obama

October 3rd, 2010
9:33 pm

Nothing a little bit of government money or contributuions from the wealthy cannot fix

techengineer

October 3rd, 2010
9:37 pm

About the only thing more awful than being a GA fan this year is being a GT fan!!! GT offense this year is woeful without Thomas and Dwyer.

Let the young men play

October 3rd, 2010
9:37 pm

Look on the bright side, there is a good chance a team from the SEC may play for the National Championship again this year.

Let the young men play

October 3rd, 2010
9:37 pm

Look on the bright side, there is a good chance a team from the SEC may play for the National Championship again this year.

K-Baby

October 3rd, 2010
9:38 pm

For the record, I also believed with all my heart at the time that that Caleb King fumble play was a botched flea flicker. One day later, I am even more convinced.

Look, I can’t stand Urban Crier as much as the next person. But, he did man up on that failed jump pass play near the end zone yesterday, even saying that it was an “aggressive play call” and that he would “do it again”. If that was a flea flicker, then Bobo must man up and say it was his call, explain his reasoning and take responsibility for teaching the boys how to better execute that play to avoid it being blown up.

There is too much excuse making from this coaching staff. That is the most troubling thing of all.

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

October 3rd, 2010
9:45 pm

PEOPLE KEEP SAYING MARK RICHT WON 90 GAMES IN THE S.E.C,STUPIDS REMEMBER HE HAS NOT WON A NATIONAL TITLE!

Let the young men play

October 3rd, 2010
9:48 pm

K-Baby — Urban Meyer does not have to deal with a fan base addicted to low morals and misguided values. Bobo is just doing what he has to in order to survive .

K-Baby

October 3rd, 2010
9:52 pm

LTYMP – I think even the fan base would get off Bobo’s back some if he would just man up and take responsibility for what he calls and quit throwing players under the bus.

Question: How is it misguided values of the fan base to show concern for the lack of discipline on and off the field and the fact that this football team plays soft?

Chuck Uga

October 3rd, 2010
9:56 pm

Thank you Bill King for calling out the hayseed Mike Bobo and his inability to call plays. Maybe he’s more concerned with which side of his mouth his tobacco is in, but he CLEARLY had lost his mind. Also, Todd Grantham is obviously unqualified to be a D-Coordinator, and that falls squarely in Mark Richt’s lap. All this reminds me of the Goff days when Ray couldn’t find anyone who wanted to come to Athens and be the DC. But at least Ray’s teams didn’t quit nor did they look so incompetent and unprepared. The problem is that these problems CONTINUE week-in and week-out. Richt also refuses to change anything and must be depending on prayer or something to fix the problems. I do not see any way he can fix this mess other than firing Bobo and Grantham while hiring an innovative OC and a new DC that returns us to the 4-3. We do not have the personnel to run a 2-4 this year, and we sure as hell won’t have them next year unless you deluded fools think Richt can win 9 games with a bunch of recruits.

Message to

October 3rd, 2010
9:57 pm

A previous blogger said to put Logan Gray in the wildcat. He asked would he run or would he pass? Are you serious? He would ” fair catch ” the snap.

Chuck Uga

October 3rd, 2010
9:57 pm

Meant to say 3-4, not 2-4.

Red Panties Rick

October 3rd, 2010
10:00 pm

Let’s see, this past weekend:

Georgia Tech – Won in the last 15 seconds.
The Braves – Won the wild card spot in the National League.
Atlanta Falcons – Won in the last seven seconds with a field goal.
UGA – Tried a flea flicker when they were in field goal range and could have won the game with one.

All is normal in Georgia…..

dawgfan

October 3rd, 2010
10:00 pm

4-8 with wins over La La, Kentucky, Vandy, and Idaho State.

We won’t even beat the Nerds this year. I need a drink.

confusadog

October 3rd, 2010
10:00 pm

hey AJC sensor…………….grow some balls.

Let the young men play

October 3rd, 2010
10:02 pm

K-bay — If the team was winning and the fan base could brag about . The lack of discipline and arrests would be a non issue just like the GRADUATION rate is .

FLA DAWG

October 3rd, 2010
10:09 pm

Derek Dooley and his young Vol Team will unleash their understandable anger from the LSU loss against The Dawgs and win by 21. (I honestly think The Vols could win by much more)

This will make us 1-5 with 5 consecutive losses. The worst performance of any Dawg Team in 50 years or so.

The Dawgs have consistently gotten worse over the past 5 years.

Richt has pampered and demoralized this and previous Dawg Teams.

Do the right thing Coach and resign asap.

Who do we get to replace you? Well for now any Graduate Asst will do.

I mean, anyone can LOSE.

JRW7

October 3rd, 2010
10:11 pm

CMR has to go! Lost control of team! Coaches with no heart, no drive, no passion, no burning desire to win, and his players feed off him, season over!

Barry

October 3rd, 2010
10:11 pm

Get rid of Murray, sit his behind on the bench, and I guarantee you Georgia will win the rest of their games. Nobody likes the guy. put in Logan Gray or Hutson Mason, Georgia needs a guy with the “it” factor, all of the leadership intangibles.

JRW7

October 3rd, 2010
10:12 pm

Do the right thing CMR, RESIGN!!!!!

Sean

October 3rd, 2010
10:12 pm

Detroit Lions Georgia Bulldogs

Loss: 19 – 14 Loss: 17 – 6

Loss: 35 – 32 Loss: 31 – 24

Loss: 24 – 10 Loss: 24 – 12

Loss: 28 – 26 Loss: 29 – 27

See the similarities? Things have got to change in Athens!

Sug

October 3rd, 2010
10:13 pm

When I lookat this record, I can’t believe how horrible it is under Richt, it’s flat out embrarrasing, not a single #1 finish!!

2002- #3
2003- #6
2004- #6
2005- #10
2006- #23
2007- #3
2008- #10

bigdawg8

October 3rd, 2010
10:14 pm

I really like Richt but maybe he is getting burnt out? He probably spends most of his time having to deal with the police and lawyers instead of coaching. Maybe if he would quit recruiting punk thugs he could get back to coaching? I guess finding good athletes that aren’t punk thugs isn’t easy though unless you instill fear in them like Saban does.

Dennis

October 3rd, 2010
10:14 pm

What with all the complaining? Nobody has scored 30 or more. Wasn’t that the key to winning? Grantham is getting people under 30 but the offense can’t score. Another perception that I don’t get. Murray is the second coming with no points and all the starters back. Cox won games with his arm, delivered the drive that should have beat LSU and you stupid idiots still beat him like a dog. Oh yea, the last time you played Colorado in your own stadium, Cox came in and pulled your but out of that fire also.

Sean

October 3rd, 2010
10:15 pm

Shane you made a great point in comparing the Lions and the Dawgs. See my post above that certainly proves your point about that. Very comparable in the closeness of scores, yet no wins.

JRW7

October 3rd, 2010
10:16 pm

CMR says it was their #1 running play, I have played that play over and over, looks like a fleaflicker to me. CMR, please RESIGN!!

Andrew

October 3rd, 2010
10:16 pm

I see the problem as Aaron Murray. I know people are hoping he finally gets a win, but keep hoping, Murray has a 1-4 record since he’s been in charge, Murray got Georgia off to the worst start in decades. Murray needs to sit the bench for a game and see what else we have in the QB position. Really, anyone can be better than 1-4. Gray, Mason, even a walk-on.

baddog99

October 3rd, 2010
10:16 pm

@ Barry what are you talking about? The freshman Murray is carrying the team!! Who doesn’t like him except for maybe thug Mettenberger??

K-Baby

October 3rd, 2010
10:17 pm

LTYMP – I disagree. There have been many of us for the last five years that have been very concerned with the lack of discipline and soft play. I, for one, am certainly not from the “winning cures everything” club.

K-Baby

October 3rd, 2010
10:18 pm

And that lack of discipline includes the off the field arrest issues.

Barry

October 3rd, 2010
10:18 pm

If Murray is carrying the team, at 1-4 record, he needs to be dropped.

FLA DAWG

October 3rd, 2010
10:19 pm

Murray is one heck of a talent and plays with more heart than most of the others combined.

The kid deserves better.

Sean

October 3rd, 2010
10:21 pm

Murray is not the problem. It’s the O line, plain and simple. The D has done moderately well considering teams are not putting a lot of numbers up to beat us. The Dawgs are beating themselves at this point with penalties, fumbles and a failure to convert 3rd downs. The Dawgs are better than this.

JRW7

October 3rd, 2010
10:22 pm

It’s not the player, it’s the COACHES! CMR has to go!

Lazoo

October 3rd, 2010
10:23 pm

What I’mtired of is hippocritical CMR. He talks about that play is their #1 running play and everybody knows he’s covering for Bobo. It’s time for a change and it starts at the top.

baddog99

October 3rd, 2010
10:24 pm

Because he needs an experienced (best in the nation??) o-line that will block for him and some experienced running backs that supposedly own the state to run the dang ball without fumbling! All the coaches at the beginning of the season said that they did not want Murray to be the hero just to manage the game and so far they have set him up in the hero spot almost every game. So far I believe he is delivering but the others aren’t living up to their expectations.

Carl

October 3rd, 2010
10:26 pm

Murray has had 34 rushes when he can’t decide who to throw to, and 12 sacks on top of that.

That’s a total of 46 negative plays, plus the 3 interceptions= 49 negative plays for Aaron Murray in the last 4 games, ALL LOSSES.

Take out those 12 negative plays a game at QB, with a guy like Gray, who can run for 10-15 yards if it’s not there, or Mason who makes decisions in split seconds instead of 48 negative plays, and Georgia’s 5-0.

Murray is the problem.

Y Town

October 3rd, 2010
10:28 pm

Georgia owuld have 4 or 5 wins if Logan Gray was playing QB. Sorry Murray fans, but 1-4 is proof, Murray ain’t got da goods and he got to go.

Lori

October 3rd, 2010
10:28 pm

Bill, you should be ashamed of yourself. Stirring up the fire CMR fires. How demoralizing to the team to see you jump on the bandwagon of a few disgruntled fans. It would be unbelievable to see UGA fire one of its most successful coaches and probably their best coach in history. Come on Bill! I expected better of you.

Let the young men play

October 3rd, 2010
10:29 pm

K-Baby—– you are the exception and not the rule. The last four National Champions have come from SEC programs. You are aware of the kind of character Tim Tewbo , Urban Meyer, Nick Saban and the RB that won the Heisman at Alabama have. They are reflections of their fan base . Is the UGA program a reflection of its overall fan base ?????

Shane

October 3rd, 2010
10:33 pm

Fumbles and penalties have cost us the games as of late. None of these are Murray’s fault. Yeah he has made mistakes (that’s to be expected from a rookie QB), but he hasn’t cost us the win in the 4 losses that we have.

Y Town

October 3rd, 2010
10:36 pm

Murray missed AJ for an easy wide open game winning td. Guy just can’t throw, and he can’t run.

baddog99

October 3rd, 2010
10:37 pm

Ok true freshman Mason has had one split second throw for a touchdown in a blowout of pitiful Louisiana-Lafayette and was going to redshirt if Mettenberger didn’t go. Gray does not have the arm Murray has else he would have been the man last year over Cox and beaten out Murray this year. Murray can’t decide who to throw to sometimes because our receivers can’t get distance between themselves and the defenders and our great offensive line and blocking backs are letting the defense knock his head off.

Shane

October 3rd, 2010
10:39 pm

And Cuff cost the Dawgs with that penalty that allowed a Colorado TD when it should have only had a field goal. Can’t pin the loss on Murray for the overthrow to AJ. There were many scenarios that created a Colorado win.

Nancy Pelosi

October 3rd, 2010
10:41 pm

What is all the whining about- UGA is doing just fine.

Y Town

October 3rd, 2010
10:41 pm

Murray lost the Arkansas game by getting sacked on 3rd down and holding onto the ball for 14 times for 13 yards.

Shane

October 3rd, 2010
10:43 pm

The D lost the Arkansas game by allowing Mallett to be wide open in that OT game-winning TD pass.

baddog99

October 3rd, 2010
10:45 pm

Murray got sacked on 3rd down in the Arkansas game because coach Bozo sent the receivers all down the field on a 3rd and 4 and didn’t give him any short options. Even the announcers in the booth couldn’t believe that one!

Sean

October 3rd, 2010
10:46 pm

It has been a team effort in the losses that the Dawgs have, it’s not just one player’s fault.

Ben Dover

October 3rd, 2010
10:47 pm

So how is that hobnail boot thing going y’all? I hope you take one up the ole poop shoot this week. GO VOLS and screw Larry Munson.

Hollywood

October 3rd, 2010
10:47 pm

I am a true blue GA Bulldog fan from time when I was a child cheering for Rex Robinson and the dawgs against Tony Dorsett & Pittsburg in the Sugar Bowl (We lost, but hey they were and still are my team!). However, over the last few years watching Florida with Steve Spurrier & Urban Meyer, and now Alabama with Nick Saban winning National Championships in a relatively short period of time, it’s time for a change like Auburn with Tommy Tuberville and Tennessee with Phillip Fulmer, bring in Kirby Smart, Will Muschamp, or Chris Peterson! Heck it doesn’t hurt to try and be the best, Richt is a nice guy, but he had his chance, time for a change!

layinlow

October 3rd, 2010
10:48 pm

Y Town, did Murray do you’re girlfriend in high school or maybe mom?

Fred in Conyers

October 3rd, 2010
10:50 pm

I’ve never understood how anyone – even an alumnus – could support and take pride in UGA’s football team. When you look at their history for the past forty years, how can anyone ignore Jan Kemp and the “remedial studies” scam, the Jim Harrick fiasco, the DUIs in the athletic office, the DUIs and other arrests of players, the #1 party school tag (i.e., the most drunk students), the suspensions and outright dismissals, the Fulmer Cup, and on and on?

As disgraceful and humiliating as it is, I don’t see many alums and fans demanding an end to this sordid activity. It sets UGA apart as the kind of school most people abhor, and it’s become an embarrassment to the whole state of Georgia.

Will it never end? Apparently not while Mark Richt is at UGA. Richt is perhaps the biggest hypocrite in the United States. But even with all the cheating and lawlessness that he ignores, he still can’t win the SEC.

So you’re paying him to be BCS champions, but he can’t even win his SEC division. So why do you pay him millions of dollars a year?

Just asking.

Mississippi Dawg

October 3rd, 2010
10:52 pm

Last in the SEC
1st in player arrests
Complete loss of control of the football program
No idea of why plays are called
No accountability on or off the field (3 personal fouls by 1 player in 1 game and no consequences)
Time for a change

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result

Fire Mark Richt and go after the best coach money can by
It worked for Florida, Alabama, LSU

Shore up the ship for next season.

Lori

October 3rd, 2010
10:52 pm

Bill, UGA will not fire CMR. A big time donor told me this week that CMR has at least one more year. I hope he is right. I hope that UGA will not make a mistake that will have ripple effects for 10 years of rebuilding. If we fire CMR it will be sort of like the rebuilding that is taking forever at SMU. I don’t think the haters on this blog understand what sort of devastating impact firing one of GA’s best coaches ever will have on fans and team. Overwhelmingly the fans support CMR but the loud voices come from the haters and surprisingly–now from you Bill. I plead with you–Stop.

Don't Tread on Us

October 3rd, 2010
10:53 pm

Serious Dawg fans need to start organizing and demanding that Richt be fired. Otherwise, sports writers will be asking the same question this time a year from now.

Richt represents mediocrity. Saban and Meyer represent excellence and championships. Richt simply isn’t in their class, nor will he ever be. Richt would have to be incredibly lucky to win the division, and the odds against him winning the SEC championship would be at least 50:1.

Those are the simple facts, and there’s no amount of enthusiasm or cheerleading or Top 5 recruiting classes that can get around it.

As they say in poker, “Read ‘em and weep.”

Burroughston Broch

October 3rd, 2010
10:53 pm

It will be cheap to fire Richt – he only has 3.25 years left on his contract at $2.8million/year. No wonder he is not motivated toward winning – he is set for life financially now, plus UGA will have to pay him nearly $9million to leave early.

srcdawg1

October 3rd, 2010
10:55 pm

irrelevant, what planet are you from? A J played as well as any NFL receiver this weekend. the man did what he is supposed to do. unfortunately he can’t defense too. he will go to the NFL before any player on the teams you mentioned. the DAWG’S are just 3 fumbles from possibly being undefeated. no excuses, that’ football. your stupidity makes me believe you must be a tech fan. down size your stadium again then maybe you will have a sellout. you only get that when an SEC team comes to Atlanta.

Lori

October 3rd, 2010
10:58 pm

“Don’t Tread on Us” Read this and weep…UGA will not fire CMR. That is a fact from inside sources. Due to new QB and new defensive scheme Richt has this year to put together nucleus of next year. He has to win 10 games next year to stay–but I think the chances are good. You must be a techie.

Ed

October 3rd, 2010
10:59 pm

“Even Richt seemed to be wondering what was up with that when he said at halftime, ‘I don’t know what took us so long to get him the ball.’”

As Ronald Reagan once said to Jimmy Carter in a debate, “there you go again.” Richt has made a habit of putting the blame on everyone except himself. You can bet the “us” meant Bobo. Newflash coach – you’re the boss. ORDER YOUR OFFENSIVE STAFF TO GET THE FREAKIN’ BALL TO GREEN. Call the damn play yourself if you have to.

Richt has been in a funk for a few years now. Time to snap out of it, coach.

Go Jackets

October 3rd, 2010
10:59 pm

UGA…We ruin this state.

Nick

October 3rd, 2010
11:01 pm

Aaron Murray has been awful in the 1st quarter. And if you look at his numbers in the red zone, he chokes. He completes UNDER 50% of his passes when he gets inside the opponents 40, McEleroy at Bama stays at 70% there. Murray just can’t handle pressure in the red zone. Some guys are cool, some choke.

Murray’s averaging 2 yards a carry, while King’s over 5 a carry, so why does Murray run the ball 13 times on 3rd down for -30 yards?

Hill

October 3rd, 2010
11:03 pm

You’d think Murray would have jumped on the ball after he handed the ball in the air, instead of to King. But he just say there and watched the Colorado guy recover his errant hand-off. Murray should have either audibled to a different run on that play, taken a sack, or scrambled, but you can’t try and hand the ball off when a guy’s breathing down your RB’s throat???

Lori

October 3rd, 2010
11:04 pm

Flood the Athletic office at UGA with letters of support for CMR, pass the word along on your email lists. Its time we stand up to the venom spewing bullies who are taking over these blogs with hate for our coach. Surely most UGA fans are not so short-sighted as to want CMR fired. So, lets go. 5,000 letters of support for CMR by weeks end. Anyone with internet talents lets start a web-page Keep Coach Richt. Don’t vote for the 10 year demise of UGA by stirring up hatred for our coach. Lets come to his aid, write cards and letters, overwhelm the AD’s office with letters of support.

Poison Arrow

October 3rd, 2010
11:07 pm

4 lost in 5 games. This team could go 4-8. Richt looks and sounds lost. If he is questioning his OC after the play, then it is his fault. If he doesn’t understand why Green didn’t get the touches in the 1Q, why didn’t he fix it???!?!!?

This man has already reached his potential and it’ll be all down hill now.

Time to get rid of Richt now and get someone that knows how to win the big one.

Jack

October 3rd, 2010
11:07 pm

How many games will Richt lose before he gives up on Aaron Murray? After a few more losses, maybe Richt will figure it out. You’d think after 4 losses in a row, Mark Richt might go, “Huh, maybe, jusyt maybe, we got a QB problem”, but Richt can’t seem to figure these type of things out.

bigdawg8

October 3rd, 2010
11:09 pm

Keep it up Lori! All these arm chair coaches on here wouldn’t last one season or one game if they had to deal with everything a coach has to deal with today. Right now the fire is refining our team and UT will be our spring board to start winning!!! Go Dawgs!!!

srcdawg1

October 3rd, 2010
11:09 pm

ben dover’ you can dog my dawg’s all you want. but what does an 85 year old legend has to do with with this. you must be kin to bill bates or is your uncle your daddy? well you are from tn that’s normal. MUNSON has nothing to do with the dawg’s lousy season. but, i will promise you this, my DAWG’S will spank your vol’s butt’s. you can take that to your uncle/daddy’s bank!!!

Y Town

October 3rd, 2010
11:10 pm

Murray missed TE Charles for a wide open TD too. Cost the game.

Lori

October 3rd, 2010
11:11 pm

Bigdawg. Join me in writing a letter of support to AD tomorrow and get 10 other fans to join but start with your letter. We are in danger of losing one of the greatest coaches in UGA history. Time for fans to take positive action. Flood the AD’s office with letters. Start in the morning. Lets go.

Ed

October 3rd, 2010
11:18 pm

layinlow, your 4:53 p.m. comment is on the money. If I hear someone blame an assistant coach again, I’m going cyber-postal. If Captain Smith had survived the Titanic sinking he could have hired Bill and others as P.R. consultants. Hitting the iceberg would have been the First Officer’s fault or anyone’s other than the Captain.

DawgGone

October 3rd, 2010
11:19 pm

I love UGA as much as anyone possibly can. HOWEVER…it’s time to face the facts….We are not good this year (for a number of reasons) and we are getting beat by teams that are better than us and who are playing better than us. It’s more than just fumbles. It’s penalties, bad O-line play, bad defense, botched punt coverages, etc. It is irresponsbile for true UGA fans to try to figure out how we weren’t beaten, but rather beat ourselves. Let’s get this fixed, get back to fundamentals, and have some class. It’s ok to say that the other team deserved to win. Go Dawgs!

col fot

October 3rd, 2010
11:21 pm

Georgia might have jumped from the frying pan into the fire with guy Grantham…he hasn’t shown me anything. The players look out of position and confused. They stop a simple running play and then give up 30 yards on the next. They look completely out of position almost every play and that is due to poor coaching. Florida and Auburn will put up over 40 against this confused defense. You can blame the fumbles and drops against the players, but not the poor coaching…especially on defense!

OldOldOl

October 3rd, 2010
11:26 pm

Coaches call plays and defensive schemes based on what they think their players can execute —- did you ever consider that perhaps Georgia’s players (especially on defense) just aren’t as talented as you experts think they are? This combination of lack of talent with what appears to be very little “want to” is leading to loss after loss.

Ed

October 3rd, 2010
11:29 pm

“Georgia fashions itself a national power in the vein of Ohio State, USC, et. al., based primarily off one glorious three-year run 30 years ago with Herschel Walker”

That’s a little harsh, murray county (and Mandel). Georgia did play for the national title after the ‘76 season, ranks behind only Alabama and Tennessee (by one) in conference titles, and is something like the 15th all-time winningest programs. Besides Herschel, Georgia has had players named Sinkwich, Trippi and Tarketon.

For years Ohio State had one real competitor for the Big Ten title. The other teams were awful, and every year the Big Ten champ (always either Michigan or OSU) got thumped by a Pac 10 team in the Rose Bowl. I’m not sure a comparison with Ohio State is that far off, and I would argue that in most seasons Georgia’s had the better team.

But there’s no doubt that Georgia and everyone else is below Alabama, Notre Dame, USC, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, and probably Michigan. That’s the royal family of college football.

ivebeenworkingontheRR

October 3rd, 2010
11:29 pm

“Jim” Harbaugh of Stanford…., if you can get him,,,,

srcdawg1

October 3rd, 2010
11:31 pm

hill, my GOD you must have been watching this game on dish from fox. Murray put the ball in king’s bred basket. remember , Murray is a freshman this kid is going to be awesome. cmr will be OK. i believe at least 1/2 of the other sec team’s would take him now. let’s go dawg fan’s let’s support our guy’s. get rid of BOBO. we will be OK. hill you must be an idiot? handed the ball in the air? and did not try to recover. you put the ball in the bread basket, your moving in the opposite direction, you would need to be d. sanders to recover that fast.

Finally

October 3rd, 2010
11:33 pm

How’s the Humble Pie? About time you got a taste

Sunny Perdue

October 3rd, 2010
11:59 pm

Love them dawgs-pray for rain, I mean a win.

Synchronize Your Dogmas

October 4th, 2010
12:07 am

Humble pie is probably as good as your welbutrin

Krebs

October 4th, 2010
12:10 am

Sonny is still the Gov. Maybe he can pray on the steps of the capital for a few victories.

BeerDawg

October 4th, 2010
12:11 am

Lori, is really Mark Richts’ wife

Who else could be so deranged…..

alabama1972

October 4th, 2010
12:16 am

Mississippi Dawg – Alabama and Florida already have the two best coaches money can buy. LSU has the highest paid coach and he can;t figure out how much time is left in the game. I am not convinced Georgia will make a change this year, but if you do, you should look at Gary Patterrson with TCU, With the talent he would have at UGA, he would have you back in the SEC elite within 2 years. Auburn took a chance on Chizik and it appears to be working out well in his second year. Derek Dooley is going to do well at Tennessee if given time to bring in some talent. So if you don’t make the change, two of your biggest rivals will be way ahead. Richt is not getting the job done.

saddawg

October 4th, 2010
12:19 am

The season is over, no matter what you others may think. This just sucks. I want to be a die-hard Georgia fan again, I used to be so pround to stand up and say I was one. The team used to have fire and a heart, and they went out and played like a team on fire. Where has the fire gone? Where is the heart and where is the fire? Quit recruiting thugs, and get some guys in here that REALLY want to play. And as far as coaching goes, you can throw the whole bunch for all I care. They are extremely inept, uninspriing, and can’t keep the thugs under control!

UGA '79

October 4th, 2010
12:33 am

I am so loving this. Years ago, when 99% of you wanted to deify, canonize and genuflect yourselves to death over Richt, I said that he was overrated and should be removed. Chickens, meet roost.

Big Harry

October 4th, 2010
12:34 am

whatever….

I still love my DAWGS! Players will come and go, as will coaches and schemes, but I love the program and everything it stands for. And, I must point out, that no one in that program is larger than the program.

GO DAWGS!

lolwut

October 4th, 2010
12:37 am

I hope y’all do fire CMR.

It will take years to get out of that self induced abyss. Best coach in the history of your program thrown out with the trash because of an inexperienced QB, new defensive scheme, and lack of confidence in your team.

The Georgia team and fans had swagger not too long ago. Some teams even feared the red and black. Amazing how a culture can change so rapidly, but after reading these post, I can see why.

Good luck finding someone as good as CMR to fill your upcoming void. It’s going to be ugly.

Mike Dawg

October 4th, 2010
1:06 am

The Tennessee game has trap written all over it. We’re favored, but if you look at the way they played Oregon in the first half, Florida up until the fake punt, and LSU up until substitutiongate, I’m afraid that the Dawgs are going to be the team that they finally turn it on against. At first, I was ready to give Richt the entire season to right the ship, but this is dangerously close to a gots to go situation.

STAY GRANTHAM!!!

October 4th, 2010
1:07 am

I know the defense doesnt look good, but give Grantham at least 1 year to recruit HIS guys for HIS system, remember the defense overall is still made up of Martinez’s guys.

drbasic1

October 4th, 2010
1:33 am

Andrew, barry, carl, y town

all same person, hince the screen names…..if you think Murray is the problem you and of your personalities are all freaking idiots. You must be in love with mason else Murray bopped your mom or sis or both…..get a life

Ramblin Wrecker

October 4th, 2010
4:18 am

I know UGA is 1-4, but I still think UGA would beat GT if they were to play today, and it pains me to say that. Neither team looks good right now and I’m not taking too much pride beating the smallest D-I school who was using their 4th string quarterback….it’s going to be a long season for both teams.

3rd gen Dawg

October 4th, 2010
5:24 am

You get off the UGA bandwagon, we don’t want you to ever get back on! I’ve been a fan for forty years and know the rest of the rich history in this honored program.. This is not Bama, in that we don’t want new found fans to come out of the wood work when the winning comes easy and often.. These are the Bulldogs.. The Hairy Dawgs and we will HUNKER DOWN behind them! We will let Richt reign this program back in.. We as true fans owe him the years.. For those of you that did not attend UGA, you Sunday morning quaterbacks, and weekend warriors who never buckled a chin strap and bled beside your brothers, leave now and do not come back!! For you that do bleed the red and black, stay with us and you will see Richt raise a team that would make Dooley, Butts, Russell, and too many more legends to name tip their proverbial hats to..
With Pride,

Disgruntled Minority

October 4th, 2010
5:28 am

Richt says “it’s only a small minority that’s disgruntled with the UGA football program”. I believe it is more than a few disgruntled fans that are screaming. The handwriting is on the wall but CMR won’t read it. A big time program like Georgia possibly going 5 and 7 is beyond belief. It’s got to be the coaches as the primary cause. I also believe Georgia recruiting has gone after some very dump but very athletic players. I think their dumbness has negated their athletic ability. It’s not enough to just pray strong in the SEC, you have to play smart. I am ready for a change. Could we really do any worse with the direction the program has taken the last few years? Richt is done. He has lost his effectivness. Nothing he can do now will be embraced except big time winning. I expect him to be given another year for his past performance. Maybe the AD will require him to get rid of Bobo and the other coaches who have contributed to this mess. It’s time for a new start. If CMR don’t make the necessary changes, it’s time to change CMR.

CMR is overwhelmed

October 4th, 2010
5:41 am

Lack of intelligence, discipline and passion …. enough said.

Tom

October 4th, 2010
6:12 am

Georgia is NOT finishing the drill. This weekend was pathetic. We lost to a team that hasn’t had consecutive victories since 08. I’m tired of paying my $ for “tickets” when it really allows black kids to get arrested, hook up with white girls, and leave school early without a degree.

Sounds kinda familiar. Getting something for free. Is Richt taking notes from Obama?

Spike

October 4th, 2010
6:40 am

Vance Cuff sucks. Bench him!

Spike

October 4th, 2010
6:41 am

And what happened to Richard Samuel?

We run this state

October 4th, 2010
7:17 am

LMAO!!! Ya know, things have a way of coming back and biting your a$$…I guess “We FUMBLE this state” is the correct term. RFLMAO!!!

No dog in this fight

October 4th, 2010
7:19 am

I don’t care about Ga or Tech, but, it certainly is fun to see these OBNOXIOUS GA fans eating humble pie.

reddog

October 4th, 2010
7:21 am

maybe Richt should paint the football green (like a watermelon) so those black boys will hold on to it!!! or better yet tell them it’s a six pack of malt liquor!!!

FLA DAWG

October 4th, 2010
7:32 am

Lori,

Richt has lost 4 in a row now – the worst record in 20 years. This weekend he will lose his 5th game in a row making it the worst in 50 years.

Maybe he’s a nice guy but he cannot Head Coach an SEC Team. I love my school too much to continue to watch this in silence.

I hope the fewest fans show up for the next game in 50 years. This is the only way to send the appropriate message to Adams and McGarity.

Although I began complaining about Richt & Co 3 years ago and stopped all my contributions and game attendance at that time I had no idea just how bad things would get.

The current situation at UGA is indefensible. Anyone supporting Richt is hurting UGA.

5150 P.O.A.D

October 4th, 2010
7:37 am

Does anybody know where “Anonymous Blogger” lives? If you do pleas call the Police on that guy. After reading his post I KNOW he is smoking too much Good Stuff for sure. Dude actucally sayd UGA can still win the Sec East. Maybe mathmatically the dawgs can, but realistically NO WAY IN HELL.
Dawgs should beat the Vols. If the Dawgs don’t win Saturday this team is LOST for sure. UGA only has 2 more OOC games and the TECH game will be a good one, but the rest of the SEC games have those teams licking their chops waiting to get a shot at the Dawgs.

5150 P.O.A.D

October 4th, 2010
7:42 am

Damon is pleading NOT GUILTY right now in an Atlanta Court. What coaches are in Richt’s office pleading NOT GUILTY over the Colorado loss?

Bamaboy

October 4th, 2010
7:42 am

You guys are awful.

MURPHY

October 4th, 2010
7:47 am

It appears to me that we will more than likely have a coaching change of some kind in the near future. Im not going to add fuel to the fire on this program being in shambles. I have had enough and from what Ive seen so has 95% of the rest of you. I would like to comment on the UT/LSU game. Ut played very well and should have won this game. I have said for about a month that UT isnt as bad as some believe and that Dooley will win a couple he isnt suppose to. We will see that come sat in Athens im afraid. Back to LSU-How lucky can one coach be? He is the worst time management coach on the planet. Lsu should get beat up pretty bad in Gainesville this week. Another point I have made for 3 weeks is that Bama will lose in Columbia this week. I

gt

October 4th, 2010
7:52 am

THESE “PLAYERS”, AS A GROUP (THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS), HAVE NO MENTAL DISCIPLINE. WITH THESE KIND COACHING DOES NOT HELP MUCH. I’VE SEEN IT AS A COACH. REPEAT THE SAME THING 100X TIMES. THEY STILL GOOF IT UP. A GREAT COACH I KNOW HAD A SAYING “EXCUSES ARE FOR LOSERS”

ONE LAST THOUGHT. ALL YOU BLOGGERS CALLING FOR MR’S HEAD ARE CRAZY. CAN HE TURN IT AROUND? DO NOT KNOW. BUT HE HAS EARNED THE RIGHT TO BE GIVEN THE CHANCE. ALL YOU MILLIONAIRE BUSINESSMEN WHO BLOG THIS JUNK- HAVE YOU EVE HAD A BAD TIME?

GIVE HIM CARE BLANCH AND SAY FIX IT . YOU HAVE ONE YEAR TO MOVE DRAMATICALLY FORWARD. DOOLEY WAS 5-5 IN HIS 10 TH YEAR.

tony purvis

October 4th, 2010
7:57 am

UGA is not, and never was, established to be an “Old Age Home” for former football players. If they can’t produce, as position coaches, they should be gone….period. UGA needs an Offensive Coordinator, and a, highly respected, Running Backs Coach with proven credentials. The same goes for an Offensive line coach!! As far as recruiting goes, we need a recruiting coordinator who has a gift for assessing such intangibles as “character”, “ambition”, “drive”, “determination”, and “discipline”, or in other words, “A WINNER’S” Attitude! Apart from the Head Coach, all of the position coaches must be, solid, well respected, and have one Hell of a resume in order to bring in the 5* talent that is so essential for success in the SEC!!!! ….. OK, UGA….. CALL…OR …FOLD!!!

FLA DAWG

October 4th, 2010
7:58 am

MURPHY,

I agree with you about UT. I still see it as a victory for them. With 13 new starters (I believe), they will come to Athens with blood in their eyes and slaughter our “experienced” O & D Lines. They will beat The Dawgs by 21 or more.

LSU & Miles are the luckiest team / coach combo in the country.

Disagree with you about Bama. They are the real deal and will beat SC by 14 or more.

Still@theBAR

October 4th, 2010
8:08 am

Just read Carvill article that the Restaurants and Bars are not making as much money with the dawgs losing. Maybe with the dawgs losing Athens will close many of the bars. Athens residents can’t support the # of drinking establishments if not for serving UNDERAGE students. Hell even high school kids cone to Athens to get in bars and drink.

Det. Dan Starks

October 4th, 2010
8:09 am

There is no Senior leadership on this team, period.

DawginLex

October 4th, 2010
8:22 am

MEDIOCRITY RULES THIS STATE

UGA can’t beat a Colorado team that lost 52-7 to Cal who lost by 3 TD’s to Nevada.

Tech is singing praises over beating Weak Forest on the last play of the game. The same Weak Forest that lost 62-7 to Stanford.

The money is drying up.
When the money dries up, the coach will have to go.
It is a sad reality but it is true.
This fanbase will not give Richt another year.

Short of running the table, he is gone.

Huntsville Dog

October 4th, 2010
8:27 am

I know this sounds crazy looking at what has happened, but there is still a lot in front of this team. I hope the coaches can keep the players motivated and fix their gaffes. Just looking at what SC has left and UF, if we head into the UF game 4-4 we can still take the east. I know this is extremely optimistic but I’ve got have something. Go Dawgs.

Offense. AJ is great, but King, Durahm, Wooten, and Brown can make plays. Give them a shot. Get out the I-form and open this thing up so we can run.

Hairless dawg

October 4th, 2010
8:33 am

Even with Ain’t Jack green, the dogs will lose. With top ten recruiting classes year after year, the no dogs have really nothing to show for it. Talk is cheap. As one poster has commented before, the dogs try to play for the sec champs, and not national champs. There is problems in dogville and no one wants to admit it and the administration does not want to address it.

Troof

October 4th, 2010
8:40 am

Murphy is Anonymous Blogger because they both an into the wacky weed. No way SC is even close to Bama. Did you actually watch what we did to Florida? Wish Bama had a shot at Jawja this year. That would be sweet!

Although he should be gone, Richt will stay. UGA is more concerned about who they would find to replace him than solving the issue. You guys throw the big names out like Patterson, Peterson, Gruden, and even Cowher(LOL) but do you actually believe they would come to Athens? That SI writer was right. Except for a 3 year stretch 30 years ago UGA is a barely above average SEC program. Sure, you guys had a few SEC titles and some decent years a few years back but you guys aren’t tOSU, USC, Texas, or Bama.

I do hope you guys beat 10RC because those hillbillies up there need whoopin every week of the year. Can’t wait until the Third Week in October! Beatdown in Knoxville!! ROLL TIDE ROLL!!

Troof

October 4th, 2010
8:41 am

Oh, and thanks for pretty much sending Crowell to the new running back U, also known as Bama. He’ll look great in Crimson.

Big Dawg

October 4th, 2010
8:41 am

“I don’t know what took us so long to get A.J. Green the ball.”. – Coach Mark Richt this past Saturday night after losing to Colorado, his 4th consecutive game in a row. Well Coach Richt, we appreciate your honesty, but if you don’t know and obviously aren’t concerned enough to formulate a game plan BEFORE the game begins, then it’s high time we bring in someone else who does and will. Georgia football has a long and rich tradition, and it will surely carry on with or without Mark Richt. With every game that passes, Coach Richt is proving that his head and heart are not in this job, and it is beyond his capabilities. Dog fans, let’s move on to someone else before any more time, talent, and resources are wasted.

Phil

October 4th, 2010
8:55 am

Lori HAS to be Richt’s wife, who else could be this blind. Or maybe she’s Bobo’s wife and keeping Richt means her dumba$$ husband keeps his job.

John

October 4th, 2010
9:01 am

THIS IS TO ALL YOU GEORGIA FANS WHO WERE SCREAMING A FEW YEARS AGO… “RICHT NEEDS AN OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR. HE NEEDS TO FOCUS ON OTHER THINGS.” WELL, YOU GOT WHAT YOU WANTED AND BOBO IS NOT THE ANSWER. DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER THOSE FSU OFFENSES? RICHT NEEDS TO TAKE OVER THE OFFENSE ONCE AGAIN AND ALL THE FANS NEED TO DEAL WITH IT.

Phil

October 4th, 2010
9:01 am

Anonymous Blogger DID have 1 good idea. Why not use Logan Gray in the wild dog when we get in close?? He could either run or pass! Keeps the defense guessing!

Or like I have been saying for the last 2 weeks on here, try an end around with Logan and let him pull up at the last second and throw a deep pass? The defense just bite on the run!

Come on Bobo you idiot, do we have to tell you everything??????

Phil

October 4th, 2010
9:06 am

For those on here who say we can still win the East, my god people, wake up. Richt and Bobo will make sure that doesn’t happen.

Dawg Fud

October 4th, 2010
9:06 am

Bobo is such a freaking goon

jtdawg

October 4th, 2010
9:07 am

Lori,

No offense in regards to your intelligent posts, but unfortunately honey, blind homerism by the likes of you and your efforts, and any dumb a– boosters willing to continue to support a regime, that by METRICS show a steady, sweeping decline in performance, consistently sin the departure of Brian Van Gorder, are what will keep us in “a 10 year rebuilding mode” as you like to put it.

Be a real big-money booster or not, who cares? But if you aren’t intelligent enough to see a failing program, then your opinions will never help the program.

Do us a favor, Buck Belue Junior, and sit back, be quiet, and let people who know what they are doing DO what’s actually needed to fix the obvious defficiencies you and your 5,000 letters cannot comprehend.

Phil

October 4th, 2010
9:11 am

Can’t wait to hear Buck Belue cover for those idiots Richt and Bobo. How can Buck be happy with the state of the program?? Yet week after week he covers for those clowns.

RAMBLE ON!!!

October 4th, 2010
9:11 am

DawginLex, “MEDIOCRITY RULES THIS STATE?!?

Umm, dude, hate to break it to you, but you are 1-4. That ain’t mediocrity, you suck.

jtdawg

October 4th, 2010
9:13 am

.. and by the way, to all of the

“support our program no matter what… Saint Richt is a good man!….”

blind homers, Georgia taxpayer funds pay his top collegiate salary. He’s being paid like the UF coach to perform like the Austin Peay coach…

You all might think it’s funny or OK “because he’s such a good man…”, but think of another underperforming pbuilc servant would you want to pay like that when they continually fail to meet goals and expectations year after year….

Name one that you really support regardless… really…

jtdawg

October 4th, 2010
9:15 am

RAMBLE ON!!!

You are absolutely correct sir.

Georgia fans, we all are now forced to sit and take it like big boys and girls. Nothing we can say now… as long as Tech fans don’t keep repeating scores from 2 years ago….

Phil

October 4th, 2010
9:16 am

Cantondawg,

You on here yet?? You and those others Richt loyalists on here last week saying “No way we lose to Colorado”.

Have you woken up yet about Richt??

o and 3 in the SEC

October 4th, 2010
9:18 am

Even with AJ Green, they are still pretty good at finding a way to lose.

Phil

October 4th, 2010
9:20 am

We are 1-10 for the year.

1 win and 10 arrests.

?????

October 4th, 2010
9:20 am

Did we make up any ground in the SEC? We were undefeated in conference play this weekend.

Which way you going Billy?

October 4th, 2010
9:22 am

I’m with you Billy. Well, except for one observation. You are taking the Dawgs over the Vols. In fact, if you’re a betting man, I’d like some action.

SC Dog

October 4th, 2010
9:23 am

For our defensive brain trusts– Its third and long — their best play it to let the QB scramble and get the first down. How about not over pursuing once.

Red Panties

October 4th, 2010
9:24 am

Has Richt fired his wife as “water Girl”, I haven’t seen her on TV this year. I think Richt
is much better at selling Ford trucks, than coaching a football team. Richt was a good offensive coordinator at FSU, but he is totally out of his elimate when it comes to being responsible for the hold team.

marinedawg

October 4th, 2010
9:25 am

Been dawg fan for 60 years always optimistic even when a 4-4 season was best we could do.Now under this multi million dollar coaching staff it appears mediocrity carries the day. Time to get back to basics. Those looking at future pro football can see their draft prospects being way down on everyones list.If Georgia only beats the potatoes then cleran house and take a hard look at what we look for in recruiting. I would rather sign players with heart than high high school ratings.Why do they come to Georgia so unprepared for the SEC?

Ramblin Man

October 4th, 2010
9:27 am

I thought UGA was going to find a way to win that game and thought Murray was playing real good. Can’t fully depend on AJ, but I was surprised at the lack of attempts to get him he ball. Both GT and UGA are going to suffer defensively for probably the rest of the season in just getting used to the system, but I can’t for the life of me get the weak arm tackling attempts by both teams. If things don’t pick up for both teams good ole fashioned hate is probably going to determine which goes to a bowl and which team is watching one. No happy college football fans in Ga today.

Have you ever waited for a MARTA bus?

October 4th, 2010
9:28 am

The majority of players at UGA and including AJ Green are simply hanging out, waiting for a bus to stop and that would be the NFL bus. They are not really students, they have no money, so they have no social life like I did while at UGA and so, they wait on the one thing that captures their imagination …….the NFL.

The other night # 25 Cuff comitted one of his three? violations and he and Richt were “chatting” and when it appeared that CMR was getting angry, Cuff turned his back on CMR and walked off.See?CMR DID NOTHING WHEN HE DID THAT …………nothing. Picture Nick Sabin in that same scenario.

The kids have no rspect for CMR the COACH. The rest of the coaches are sub par for this level of coaching. Who knows about new D Coach Grantham. I suspect that if not fired, he will resgin by season’s end.

If Richt were honorable ……….he would ANNOUCE his resignation now. Then, the AD could go out and create some drama and enthusiasm for the new guy, instead of scrambling in December.

Fire them all.

UGA grad

wayne dawg

October 4th, 2010
9:30 am

you can lay it on bobo the defense or anything in between,but the bottom line is
SAVE THE SHIP ,FIRE THE CAPTAIN. richt has had enough of an opportunity to right. the
ship and has not been able to get it done. he has had 3 years plus and we are in worse
shape now than ever. if ever we need new leadership it is now.

Grady

October 4th, 2010
9:30 am

The Murray interception in the end zone was the bonehead play of the game.

Just like the Arkansas game, where Murray gets sacked to lose that game, he figured out a way to lose the game again, trying to be a heoro, instead of putting the ball in his teammates hands.

i warned you guys about this guy in the Spring. Nobody listened.

How’s 1-4 settling in with sackmeister interception machine leader Murray?

SKB

October 4th, 2010
9:33 am

I think Richt is a nice Christian guy, he should not be fired. I would rather have him than urban Meyers or Saban, those guys never mention their religion, u start to think they are atheist or Muslim. I would rather have Richt lose than join the immoral sides.

DamntheButcher

October 4th, 2010
9:33 am

I have told you idiots over and over. Richt is not going to get this mess fixed. Why do you idiots think he can correct it? This is the 3rd and I will spell it out for you THE THIRD down season in a row. Each of the last 3 seasons has gotten worse. You stupid fools act like this is just one bad season out of ten. wake up and smell the coffee you kool aid drinking idiots!!!!!

Evansdawg

October 4th, 2010
9:34 am

I think we are purposefully losing all our games so we can beat the snot out of Tech and REALLY make them feel bad.

Brian

October 4th, 2010
9:35 am

If the AJC is paying you a nickel for your thoughts, that’s 5 cents wasted. I pray you’re not an alumnus……

Phil

October 4th, 2010
9:38 am

“Just like the Arkansas game, where Murray gets sacked to lose that game”

That was not Murray’s fault. That was the idiot Bobo’s fault by sending every receiver 30 yards deep on a 3rd and 4 play. Nobody was open and he didn’t have anybody to dump it off to. The blame goes to that buffoon Bobo on that one.

DawginLex

October 4th, 2010
9:40 am

Rambler,

I said state, not just UGA. Tech sucks too. That was my point. Alabama,SC and Florida and now Mississippi all have better college football than we do in GA.

redpanda

October 4th, 2010
9:45 am

for those of you trying to figure out how uga can win the sec east, you are fools. We just lost to MSU & Colorado, both were on the preseason 10 worst teams in college footbal list. Thee’s no sec title in our future, shut up already with that nonsense. Please fire CMR

Xenophon

October 4th, 2010
9:49 am

I’ve been warning you folks about Richt for several years now. It’s probably a good thing his team is 1 – 4 at this point so that the die-hards among you finally are beginning to see the light. I can’t explain why he has lost his touch, but he has…and it was evident to some of us years ago. Now it’s evident to the majority. So even if this is not the end of Richt, it is the beginning of the end of him.

redpanda

October 4th, 2010
9:50 am

SKB- please tell me you’re kidding. Hell, let’s get the Pope to coach our team, I hear he’s pretty christian. That has absoluterly nothing to do with winning football games.

robodawg

October 4th, 2010
9:53 am

On do or die plays, we find a way to die. With AJ, we finally started converting on 3rd down, but still aren’t very good at stopping the opponents on 3rd down. 3rd and long ought to be a defensive coordinator’s dream — but for us it’s just scary. Sacks are still too low — when we do manage to get in the backfield nobody can wrap up. And the players are out of position too much giving up those big plays. I don’t think speed or athleticism is the issue, I think we’re just playing dumb.

I don’t get it. Surely these guys didn’t forget how to coach. Belin’s LBs at Vandy were better, Lakatos’ secondary at UConn was better, Garner’s D line was better even last year. Maybe the transition to a new system really is that hard for our guys?

Offensive line remains a huge disappointment. One block could’ve prevented a fumble and kept us in position for a game winning field goal. And it makes me sick to see a sack or a run for a loss, and there’s one or two offensive linemen standing there watching it happen. The linemen are getting beat way too easy.

And this game, even our money placekicker missed. How many more ways can we find to lose?

Blackberry Cobbler

October 4th, 2010
9:56 am

I’m not happy with the state of affairs but I’ve tried really hard to strip the emotion out of the situation and give what I feel is an honest assessement.

The 1-4 record is very dissappointing, but…………..
FACT1: 3 of those losses would be wins if it were not for late game fumbles by Ealey and King
FACT2: For a RF, Murray has been outstanding. Yes, he’s had some indecisivness that has lead to sacks but offsetting that, his ability to scramble has created yards when there weren’t any. Matthew Stafford couldn’t do that.
FACT3: The defense is still learning. Most of the defensive problems are due to players being out of position.

I see the biggest challenges on this team as the OL underperforming and the DL being too small for the 3-4 scheme to work optimally.

I’ve been critical of CMR and Bobo and I hate to admit it now but in all honestly, I don’t see the problem as coaching. I see the problems as players performance.

DavidPandGA

October 4th, 2010
10:04 am

Dogs are in shambles at the moment, one thing will click as another falls apart. We talk about one player not having an effect on a win or loss, but with mediocre running back play, the dawgs wudnt’ve kept it close without A.J. And can anyone tell me where Durnham was? he seemed to be making more plays than Troupe, Brown, King, ext. We could’ve certainly used his leadership…….

Coachdawg 2000

October 4th, 2010
10:09 am

Forget about going 8-4 or 1-11. I just hope we can leave Sanford stadium winners on Saturday. I know that the old “take ‘em one game at a time” is cliche but that is where we are. Let’s hope that we can play hard and smart for 60 minutes. So let’s all show loud and proud Saturday and create a homefield advantage for the boys. GATA! You Silver Britches!

Phil

October 4th, 2010
10:12 am

“I’ve been critical of CMR and Bobo and I hate to admit it now but in all honestly, I don’t see the problem as coaching.”

3rd and 4 against Arkansas. All we need is a 1st down, keep the drive alive and go down and kick a field goal to win the game.

Richt and Bobo’s thinking: Send everybody 30-40 yards deep and let’s throw the bomb, don’t leave Murray any options to dump it off.

My god people, wake up.

71 Dawg

October 4th, 2010
10:14 am

To Anonymous Blogger: Is that you, Coach Richt?

Red Panties

October 4th, 2010
10:14 am

Have you ever waited for a MARTA bus?

If this is true,

The other night # 25 Cuff comitted one of his three? violations and he and Richt were “chatting” and when it appeared that CMR was getting angry, Cuff turned his back on CMR and walked off.See?CMR DID NOTHING WHEN HE DID THAT …………nothing. Picture Nick Sabin in that same scenario.

You are 100% correct, Richt needs resign!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tdawgg37

October 4th, 2010
10:18 am

Anonymous Blogger please get off CMR’s tip. Georgia won inspite of him not because of his great coaching. I for one still remeber the talent he inherited and how many big games he blew. M.R. won with Jim Donnan’s players. You can talk about what he did in the past all you want. Let’s face facts guy. We keep signing top 5 athletes but we play like a division II team. The Dogs are getting worse each year. They have no idenity or direction. Even if they finish 8-5, so what. Maybe you can be satisfied with an average or less than average team? This long time Dawg fan will not! Last year was not a fluke! It was a sign of things to come. It was and indication of how bad the football program really is. What should we expect from this team next year after AJ is gone? What will the rational be then? M.R. has taken this team as far as he can take them. Bobo is a joke! You can keep kissing your uncle’s tip all you like. M.R. has lost control of this team and has no idea how to build a winner! Time for new blood. Time for a new direction! Time for new coaches!

Coachdawg 2000

October 4th, 2010
10:19 am

Phil-
You should just go watch dancing with the stars. What killed us that we(players) made critical errors that lead to losses. But 2 of the fumbles are not the RB’s fault as much as the other team making great plays. Missy State absolutely destroyed Ealey on his fumble and Colorado hit Caleb at the handoff. Our O’line is the worst I’ve seen in 30 years of watching Georgia football. They are all wusses except for Sturdivant. They are NOT MAN ENOUGH to beat flag football team.

DavidPandGA

October 4th, 2010
10:27 am

Coachdawg,

I agree. The O Line was supposed to be our strong suit, what happened? Is freshman Murray not leading the big fellas, or lack of conditioning late in games hurting thier performance? Love to hear some thoughts.

Red Panties

October 4th, 2010
10:33 am

Does anybody else remember Richt saying at the start of the season, “I like what I’m seeing, we have a chance to very good”—–WRONG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That statement alone should get him fired, he has no idea what he’s is looking for.

Phil

October 4th, 2010
10:39 am

Coachdawg 2000,

While I agree that the players are under-performing, to blame everything on the players is not right. It’s a combination of both.

daddydog

October 4th, 2010
10:40 am

Credit team for being in position to win.Credit team for not having running back in, who has fumbled away 2 winning attempts. Discredit the team for on the last offensive play running a play that 97% expected. Discredit the team for not knowing the mindset of at this point the main thing is to protect the ball.
Come on Crowell, Drew, Wright, Rome, Dickson and lead the Resurrection of GA football!

Still@theBAR

October 4th, 2010
10:41 am

DawginLace Tech beat the SNOT out of Miss St the past 2 years so you can just get over that.

Lenny

October 4th, 2010
10:45 am

Time for Adams to get what he has wanted for the past couple of years, the coach Dooley hand picked to be fired. I would hate to see Mark go, but he has no control over this team and we have been a sinking ship for three years now. I believe Bud Foster, Charlie Strong or even the Ole Ball coach would be a great fit for the existing talent at Georgia. I know I said it Steve Spurrier as the UGA Head coach, that is an oxymoron! Think about what he could do with someone like Aaron Murray.

SCJack

October 4th, 2010
10:45 am

Just an observation from an old UGA alumnus who was 6 years old the last time UGA was this inept. In both the Spring and Louisiana game, Coach Grantham was very animated and very vocal to the point of our reading Army-like expletives spewing from his mouth at his defense. The last 4 games he appears to have either voluntarily taken Valium before game time or to have been directed by his superiors to tone down his gamesmanship. Not that strong talk always helps but I as a parent know that some of the time it’s all you have to express your critical points of view with your children….or players. Did I mention we’ve lost the last 4 games?

DawginLex

October 4th, 2010
10:46 am

Dawg in Lace?

what are you 5?

Ole miss would beat the crap out of Tech right now. Miss St would give them a run as well. You beat Weak forest on the last play of the game. Congrats.

You suck
We suck

That was my point moron.

READ

rincon dawg

October 4th, 2010
10:49 am

A. Murray is the best thing going for our team. He his a freshman and already outperforming Joe Cox. Heck he looks better than Stafford did.

Oh yeah support our boys. Say what you want about the coaches faults. Its more their responsiblity than the players.

rincon dawg

October 4th, 2010
10:52 am

Why do people keep saying Spurrier for Coach. He hates and I mean hates Georgia. He would never coach here and I never want him here so stop with it.

JB

October 4th, 2010
10:55 am

There is not the talent, depth, coaching talent or time to save this Administration I’m afraid.
Watch most successful coach’s around the country move new Assit. coach’s in and out of the program, tweaking the program, getting better. Assistant coach’s are the back bone. Mark “nurtures” these guys like family, good or bad…..He doesn’t have to the personality to get on or fire these guys, example Martinez. Bobo should be gone and Searles and the strength guy.
They all go down together I’m afraid.

McDawg

October 4th, 2010
10:55 am

no DL no OL==can’t win

DawgGoneFishing

October 4th, 2010
10:57 am

Let’s not forget that A.J.didn’t help this team at all for 4 games due to his “bonehead” decision.There’s enough blame to go around but his display of selfishness is too much.

McDawg

October 4th, 2010
10:59 am

fire the O-Line coach, get rid of Gardner, move BoBo to recruiting coordinator and give it one more year

Dawgs73

October 4th, 2010
10:59 am

It’s definitely not promisiing for the remainder of this season, but the larger problem is the overall direction of this program. This is not just a one year swoon, this has been brewing for at least the past 3 years and UGA is trending downward. Mark Richt is not capable of leading the Dawgs to a National Champioinship, and for those of you that believe that he will MAGICALLY become something he is not, you’re delusional.

As stated many previous times, it will take a National Championship calibur coach to elevate this program to be competitive in the east/Sec conference (due to having NC in Bama, Fla, & Lsu). It’s been time to wish Richt well and start searching for a new coach.

rincon dawg

October 4th, 2010
11:00 am

what happens when aj green goes pro next year? more losing
McDawg is 100% correct we were bigger faster than CU and got our but whipped in the trenches

rincon dawg

October 4th, 2010
11:03 am

time to pull all the redshirts off and see who has the heart that we so desperately need to win these games. open all positions on the line on both sides of the ball.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

October 4th, 2010
11:03 am

Well last week I put 4 keys in CMR losing his job, here is the updated list.

1) Lose to Colorado- check

2) Lose to Vandy and/or UK- Lets amend this
*** Lose 2 of 3 to UT,Vandy,UK
(This now looks like a very real possibilty)

3) Get blown out by UF

4) Lose to Tech

I did not like putting that out there then, but this looks like the writing is on the wall here. One issue already seems to be Grantham and the D. It is not working and he has a big buyout in his contract.

One final thought.. When they opened up the 2nd half, why was King not starting? He looked like Hearst in the 1st half, but then the staff didn’t start him to open up the 2nd half?

That to me, is once again another baffling move this staff continues to make.

James

October 4th, 2010
11:03 am

Bill-

you got a short memory.

Mark Richt has found a way to win over the last 9 seasons, 90 times, 1 of 7 coaches in college football history to get 90 wins in 9 seasons.

What planet have you been living on?

BillnJax

October 4th, 2010
11:05 am

“What sort of muddle-headed pregame planning possibly could have resulted in the way Mike Bobo opened up the game offensively? Starting Carlton Thomas, our smallest back, and insisting on trying mostly in vain to run him up the middle? Not immediately getting the ball into the hands of Green, your best player? The result: An appalling 15 yards of offense in the first 15 minutes.

Even Richt seemed to be wondering what was up with that when he said at halftime, “I don’t know what took us so long to get him the ball.””

This is the problem we have at Georgia, CMR doesn’t know what’s going on. You would think that as a former Offensive Coordinator CMR would say “Hey, let’s get the ball to Green.” But that didn’t happen. No, we continued to run lame running plays up the middle where there are no holes. And then with the fumble, CMR says it’s a basic play but to me it looked like a flee flicker. We are in field goal range and we try a trick play. This is why Bobo has to go. CMR needs to call the plays from this point forward since he doesn’t seem to be doing anything else but walking the sidelines running his hand through his hair wondering what’s going on. Come on Coach do the right thing for the team and us fans. Get rid of Bobo.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

October 4th, 2010
11:07 am

Also- Love AJ Green, but am I the only one who thought that he went out, put up his numbers, then got a little dinged and pulled himself? Only to leave himself an out? Show up, put some numbers up to show the scouts he still has it, only to pull himself at the slightest of sign of a injury. Why not? The team isn’t going anywhere so did he have a me first attitude?

I hope not, but with the state of this team all things seem possible.

DawgNation

October 4th, 2010
11:09 am

You know right now is not the time to get all froth up about firing the entire UGA coaching staff. Really who will you replace any of them with? You are in the middle of the year and no one will entertain leaving their respective schools to take over a system in the middle of the year. The only time anything will happen on the staff front will be the final minute of the final game and even then it will take time. Who do you throw enough money at to leave, bring in his whole staff (because you will have to let go everyone here according to most), and recruit, teach and implement the new system? Good luck with that. We are stuck with what we have so deal with it for now. It is the new AD’s job to recognize and deal with the situation as I am sure he is well aware of the problems. So for now let’s just pull for the team and hope for the best. B@tching about it now will get the team no were.

Go Dawgs beat Tenn.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

October 4th, 2010
11:11 am

James

October 4th, 2010
11:11 am

Take away Patrick Peterson, and LSU find s a way to lose.

Take away Greg McElroy, and Bama finds a way to lose.

Take away Garcia, and SC finds a way to lose.

Take away Demps, and Florida finds a way to lose.

The problem is, AJ Green plays for Georgia

James

October 4th, 2010
11:12 am

How did Richt do without AJ last season?

So much for Bill’s point. Wrong.

wildbill

October 4th, 2010
11:13 am

We need Steve Spurrier.

Sandy

October 4th, 2010
11:16 am

Still no apology from Bill. Sad to use your Blog to bash the greatest coach in UGA history. Don’t know all that is going on with CMR, but I for one am not short-sighted. CMR has done great things at UGA and as many have said here over the past weeks–he is young, talented, experienced etc. etc and he will do great things here in future. Agree with Lori and BigDawg–to fire CMR will set us back 10 years and we will be in similar shape as SMU. I am joining with Lori and BigDawg to send my letter of support in to AD today–with a check. Lets help Lori get the 5,000 letters of support to AD by weeks end. Flood the AD’s office with support–don’t let a bunch of fair weather short-sighted venom spewing folks stir up fires to get rid of our coach.

ATL Bama Fan

October 4th, 2010
11:19 am

Anon Blogger,

I would much rather have a coach who has steadily improved over time and NOW wins National Championships, than a coach who started out looking good, won some SEC championships, but has now gone down hill and will struggle just to have a winning season.

Dan

October 4th, 2010
11:21 am

Richt’s smart enough to know, 99% of the negative posts on the AJC blogs, are from 1 person, using a bunch of fake handles.

When you have anonymous handles, it’s easy for 1 person to try and trick you like that. Coach is on to that trick.

Sandy/Wild Bill/Lowcountry/BillinJax, could they all be the same lone blogger?

Still@theBAR

October 4th, 2010
11:22 am

DawginLace woulda coulda shoulda. When TECH did play MISS ST TECH beat Miss St. Ole Miss was supposed to play Tech last year and this year but backed out of the game in 07. Ole Miss was scared when Paul Johnson proved he could win at Tech.

ATL Bama Fan

October 4th, 2010
11:22 am

James,

That should be take away, McElroy, Ingram, Richardson, Lacy, etc… and Bama finds a way to lose. Get real. We are not a one man show. Bama is a team! And, we have depth.

5150 P.O.A.D

October 4th, 2010
11:23 am

Dan do you really think there is 1 person posting bad about Richt and argueing with himself. I mean really that is what you think?

Big Dawg

October 4th, 2010
11:26 am

“We have a program here, and we have a high expectation and high standard for how we want to play and what we want to do,” said Saban.

Obviously I’m a lifelong Georgia fan. And I’m one who is tired of all the excuses, one who is ready to bring back the high standards and high expectations to our program. For all those who want to follow Coach Richt, please do so. He’ll be leaving soon enough.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/stewart_mandel/10/03/bama.florida.insider/index.html?utm_source=bleacherreport.com#ixzz11P5etMmV

Sandy

October 4th, 2010
11:27 am

5,000 letters of support (include check if possible) to AD office for CMR. Lori is leading the charge and I am joining. Lets put a stop to those who would set our team back 10 years by firing our coach. Write your letter today, email your friends, comment on blogs everywhere–call the AD’s office. Time to put a stop to the venom.

DawginLex

October 4th, 2010
11:28 am

StillaTard@the Bar

If you believe that Tech is anything other than a middle of the road ACC school this year that is destined for Shreveport or the Tire Bowl, you must have gotten some of the red kool aid that my delusional Dawg brethren have been drinking.

DawgNation

October 4th, 2010
11:30 am

PMSL @ Still@thebar,

You really think anyone is shaking in their boots in fear of Tech? I’m not saying teams don’t have to be prepared for them, but really afraid? I have seen nothing to be afraid over and I am sure NCSt didn’t either. Make sure your team takes care of their own conference play before you worrier to much about anybody else’s.

DawgNation

October 4th, 2010
11:30 am

worry that is

droopydawg

October 4th, 2010
11:36 am

Only people who are under 20 could think firing Mark Richt is a good idea. Anyone else here remember the late 80s and the 90s? No? Well UGA SUCKED for 15 years. Richt turned it around completely and won two SEC titles. We ended 2007 as the #2 team. When was the last time that happened before 2001? Anybody? Anybody?

Big Dawg

October 4th, 2010
11:36 am

To the few of those wanting to ’save the program’ from being set back 10 years, you’re a little too late to the party. Coach Richt and his cracker jack staff are well on their way to accomplishing that, so you can all relax.

jtdawg

October 4th, 2010
11:39 am

James,

You and your blind, koolaid drinking homers are the exact reason why we will experience endless years of mediocrity while all of our rivals continually embarrass us.

Put your hippie clothes on and continue to live in the past. That’s how every successful business and college progam has succeeded… wait, no they didn’t. They just went under….

wake up and smell the roses people. Same people who tout the past ignore the last 5 years. How stupid is that??

jake

October 4th, 2010
11:40 am

The truth is on that last fumble, dogs were attempting to run a flea-flicker.

Dawgs73

October 4th, 2010
11:41 am

Sandy = Idiot. By that same logic, why don’t you start by running a business and using that same “homer logic”. You could start by hiring Mark Richt to run your business and hiring him to be your CEO. You will see that while Mark is a fantastic human being, that your overall future as a business will look bleak. You will lament the loss in sales, fire every other employee to keep you business, afloat, and sit back say “Mark is great guy and I love him too death”, while you go out of business…Great logic!

Bill King

October 4th, 2010
11:43 am

I’m not sure how Lori, Sandy and a few other commenters got the idea that I had called for Mark Richt to be fired. Nowhere did I come even close to saying that. In fact, I don’t believe there’s any chance of Richt being fired this season. His past record has earned him at least one more year to turn it around.

jtdawg

October 4th, 2010
11:44 am

Hey, all Dawg fans!!!

We are the 11th winningest program in NCAA history!!

Therefore we should be ranked #11 in both polls!!

Why won’t the BCS rank us 11th when it comes out!! If we win out, we might get a shot at the BCSC!

Who cares if we’re 1-4?? Our history shows we’re the 11th winningest program!! Quit whining everyone!! We’re gonna be top 10 before the season is out – you people forget your history!!

What we do today doesn’t matter! We won a championship 30 years ago. Everything is just fine ….

Sandy

October 4th, 2010
11:44 am

Dawgs73 I encourage you to write your letter of support and mail it in today. Time to rally the folks around our team and coaches. I trust you will do the right thing.

DawgNation

October 4th, 2010
11:46 am

Agreed Bill but he will have to address the short comings of his staff and adjust from there.

banders1

October 4th, 2010
11:48 am

Where’s where the Dawgs have ranked nationally in scoring offense under CMR:

Year scoring offense rank
2001 45
2002 22
2003 64
2004 45
2005 42
2006 53
2007 34
2008 33
2009 51

Having CMR take over playcalling from Bobo will not change the fact that his offense has never consistently put points on the board. When the Dawgs won under CMR was when we had good defenses (even Martinez had two top-20 scoring defenses, using BVG’s players). Time for a change.

droopydawg

October 4th, 2010
11:49 am

jtdawg: by the last five years do you mean to include ‘05, ‘06, and ‘07? Which included an SEC championship and a #2 final ranking?

droopydawg

October 4th, 2010
11:50 am

banders1: that is because we run a pro-style offense, not a run-and-shoot or a spread. Sure TT outscored us every year, but we were also better in the rankings than they were. When you routinely only use 2:00 of clock to score, you have a lot more chances and so do your opponents.

droopydawg

October 4th, 2010
11:51 am

banders: 2007: We were 34, Hawai’i was definitely in the top 5. Look how that turned out.

droopydawg

October 4th, 2010
11:54 am

Richt needs to fire Bobo, Searels, and the strength and conditioning coach over the offseason. There are certainly problems in the program, but getting rid of Richt is not the right solution at this point in time.

I am willing to give Grantham the benefit of the doubt since the D has been ok even though we do not have close to the right personnel for the scheme and the players have been poorly coached in years past. It is hard to break a football player of a bad habit, particularly when that habit was praised by Martinez and crew.

gomdawg

October 4th, 2010
11:55 am

I VOTE WE MOVE LOGAN GRAY TO TAILBACK , GOOD HANDS ,SIZE AND LOVES TO PLAY TO WIN !!!!!!!!!! AND NOT RUNNING AROUND AND ACTING LIKE A FOOL.

Sandy

October 4th, 2010
11:58 am

Letters of Support for CMR
William G Mcgarity

Title:Athletic Director
Dept.:Athletic
Phone:706-542-9037
Email:gmcgarity@sports.uga.edu
Address:
0409 Butts-Mehre
1 Selig Circle
Athens GA 30602

wildbill

October 4th, 2010
12:00 pm

Lowcountry, your idea seems very plausible, and possible. If he did do that, CMR might have to let him sit out some more.

jtdawg

October 4th, 2010
12:02 pm

Bill King, why do you say that?

Why is Richt’s track record, than say Jim Donnan’s? Richt had a heck of a lot more talent than Jim did when he took over

Richt is Florida’s whipping boy
Richt has pretty much gotten sucker punched by Tennessee almost everytime he thinks he’s got something going on
Richt has tried very hard to make South Carolina a loss every year, even earlier when our talent vastly outweighed their’s.

This program showed some very scary tendencies since the 2006 Sugar Bowl (2005) when Fast Willie got exposed by West Virginia. And to my worst nightmares, those fears beared true.

Discipline went out the window.

Accountability in the program is gone.

And, by the way, the new sheriff in town has absolutely no loyalty to Richt or his staff. McGarity wants a true winner here, then he’ll prove it.

Is anybody above thinking that coaches in the SEC haven’t been whispering about the state of this program? McGarity got to see up close and personal in Jacksonville in ‘07 about what this program has ‘coaching’ wise – having the entire team storm the field and act like complete immature jacka$$e$ and spoiled-sports on national TV.

Why would anyone be loyal to this? Winning philosopy = wearing black jerseys and black helmets? If this was true, my Falcons might win 15 games this year….

Who says Greg doesn’t know better….

Unfortunately, I fear you are correct. His “past record” by the way, is mediocrity is 2005, and much worse since 2007, which wasn’t THAT great anyway….. sorry, getting creamed and beat out to the SECCG by a slightly better than average rival Tennessee team does NOT a #2 team make…..

Keep believing he will fix it, and we’ll be here talking about why he can’t get this program back above that top tier line we all covet, next year, and the next, and the next…….

CLARK CO. PD

October 4th, 2010
12:03 pm

DONT FORGET TO BUY YOUR GYM DAWGS TICKETS OCTOBER 15TH!!!!!!!

CLEARLY THE ONLY WINNING TEAM AT UGA!!!!!

JoeMac

October 4th, 2010
12:03 pm

I tried to tell all you dreamers that predicted a 10-2 or 11-1 season, that you had only 3 guaranteed wins on the schedule,- LaLa, Vandy and Idaho State. This was months ago, and I got ridiculed by you morons for saying that. I said that Missy St. would probably win, because they would be the most improved team in the SEC, and got ridiculed. I also said you should consider 8-4 a GREAT SEASON. Now, you are still thinking 5-3 and a chance to win the East???? You guys are more delusional that even I thought. Bottom line, you had better hope and pray for 6-6 and a trip to the Birmingham Bowl. Realistically, you are looking at a minimum of 3 more losses, and probably 4 more. I correctly predicted the demise of the irrelevent puppy football program, so you had better believe I have a good handle on the situation. Your football team is the most talented 1-4 team in the NCAA, but also possibly the worst coached team.

jtdawg

October 4th, 2010
12:06 pm

If I get fired for being mediocre in my job for the last 5 years, I have nobody to blame but myself, regardless of how I live my life outside the lines.

Stop feeling sorry for major college coaches that make millions (sometimes taxpayer millions) for getting fired for underperforming. That is exactly why they get paid that much! If they can’t perform, they need to find something they can perform consistently at.

Coachdawg 2000

October 4th, 2010
12:06 pm

I have been on both sides of this fire the coach deal. And I can tell you that most of the most vocal “haters” will be the first to pat you on the back and tell they were with you all along. some of you make me sick! I have never blamed solely players nor should anybody blame only coaches. This is not peewee football, sometimes the players do not do what they are told. And sometimes coaches make mistakes in play-calling. But as I’ve mentioned before usually it’s the Jimmys and Joes more than the X’s and O’s. Sometimes the other guy makes the play and you don’t. I think all of us in the Bulldognation need to band together and support the Dawgs loudly and show a little bit of character. The guys (players,coaches, trainers) need us now more than ever and this will be a critical Saturday. Let’s show up early and be loud until the clock shows triple zeros. Aftet the season let’s look at why we are some soft on the line of scrimmage. But for now let’s just GATA!

Sandy

October 4th, 2010
12:09 pm

Letters of support for CMR
Mark A Richt

Title:Head Football Coach
Dept.:Athletic
Phone:706-542-1307
Address:
0111 Butts-Mehre
1 Selig Circle
Athens GA 30602

Lowcountry Bulldawg

October 4th, 2010
12:09 pm

jt,

Many Dawg fans are scared of going back to Ray Goff or Jim Donna days. Dawg fans will continue to give CMR a long leash b/c of his fast start.

Yes the writing has been on the wall, for a few years now. Most Dawg fans point to ‘07 and say hey he had us at #2! Well, why weren’t we #1? Because of two huge trip-ups that cost us the divison!

Not one UGA fan can or wants to admit to the utter failing of the staff in 2008. Preseason #1, the team was uber talented, but yet got shelled in every big game.

I am a realist folks. CMR has done wonders for the program on and off the field. I have the upmost respect for him, but at some point objectivity has to take place. You cannot continue to accept the downward trend of the program for fear of making a bad hire as the next coach.

Also if you think by firing CMR will make us the next SMU or set us back 10 years, then you are overstating it or know zero about the landscape of college football. If you hire the right guy (McGarity knows all about this) then you can compete immediately.

Big Dawg

October 4th, 2010
12:17 pm

For anyone wanting to write our new AD in support of CMR, you’ll want to remember and include that CMR’s record against Florida is 2 wins and 7 losses. And please recall that Mr. McGarity was on the winning side most of those times with the Gators. He had about as close up a view as anyone could want. Is Mark Richt a nice guy? Sure. Is he loyal? Much more than he needs to be, especially for his own good. He stayed the course with Willie Martinez far too long and it almost did him in. If he keeps repeating the same behavior with the rest of the program, it surely will this time. When your HC is asked at halftime why he didn’t throw the ball to the best receiver in college football at all in the first quarter, and his answer was “I’m not sure why we didn’t throw the ball to AJ Green more?”, your program has serious issues. Your 10 years is up sir.

Ace

October 4th, 2010
12:25 pm

How much for a ticket ? Donations, parking — its a long way to $2,800,000 for a win.

jtdawg

October 4th, 2010
12:25 pm

Droopydawg

2005 was a very exciting year yes. We still had a very good nucleus on that team and some good veteran leadership, no doubt. Some very disturbing trends started that year, when at certain times, the defense began to leak a little like we were not used to seeing…

2006, starting with the Sugar Bowl, is where the wheels started to loosen. That 1st half defensive performace was an example of what would become a glaring example of this staff being unprepared at certain moments. The fight we demonstrated was indicitive of the iron will that those first Richt teams had.

Make no mistate the wheels started coming off, then. 30+ point defensive lapses became the norm and team discipline went out the window.

The 2007 #2 ranking is a fraud. We weren’t even the best in our SEC division, let alone #2 in the nation. We sure were playing like a #2 team by the end of the year, and I personally wanted a piece of USC. But that #2 was a complete joke. We got absolutely shellacked by a slightly better than average Tennessee team. We lost at SC, at HOME, because the staff did not put the team in a position to win.

2008 was much more indicative of what this team really started to become. Player arrests and off field trouble go up, on field play goes down.

Look at the trends. Good business management will always balance perception with good, established metrics. Perception and metrics here should warrant that 5 years is plenty enough to determine a ‘trend’

Fact: If the program were being managed correctly, recruiting would have covered the holes that would prevent a complete collapse, like we are seeing now. We are not in a “down” year anymore. We are in a trend “slope”, and at some point it has to bottom.

The question really is this: What has Mark Richt done recently that displays his ability to mitigate slumping metrics and get the program to perform at an acceptable, sustained level?

Don’t be a “what have you done lately” just for the sake of change, like alot of people want to be, but honestly and intelligently assess the things we are privy to – the metrics. What I refer to is using an approriate sampling of metrics to determine trend performance, then correct procedures until a trend is established that is acceptable.

girldawg

October 4th, 2010
12:36 pm

CMR and staff designed a total game plan around AJ Green and when he could not play they did not go back and design a different game plan that included the entire team. Not sure if they knew what to do or just thought they would sit back and wait for AJ to save them. That is not the way to play a team sport.

jtdawg

October 4th, 2010
12:40 pm

Coachdawg 2000 -

I like the sentiment and I would never NOT support my team. I want Coach Richt and the boys to succeed just as much as any Bulldog fan. And we should.

But avoiding honest assessment will not get us where we need to be. Certainly playing the “blame game” is not always appropriate – I do agree with that.

But there is one person who is paid to be accountable for the program and that is the Head Coach. And he should be held accountable. If he doesn’t have the players that wins the majority of those battles on the field (and off) then he is responsible for finding them and bringing them in. If the X’s and O’s are off, then he is responsible for learning from the mistakes, and making surehis coordinators do as well, and not making them again. He is responsible for staying ahead of the curve and making sure that the program is always flush with ripe talent ready to step in and GATA!

Saying he is not is blind optimism in hoping we will “luck” our way to 10 wins a year and a championship every now and then. That won’t work.

It’s his job to find what works and stick to it, or change it if he sees it’s not working anymore.

Is it just possible the program slid into a hole that Richt couldn’t have avioded?? Maybe, but highly unlikely.

I remember hearing in ‘06 and ‘07 when Searles came aboard where we had missed on recruiting enough good OLinemen. We had some that were’nt eligible, some got hurt and couldn’t play, and some got kicked off the team, so we were thin. Fine. Sometimes recruiting cycles might do that to you. Fast Forward – those brought in to fill the holes are playing today with alot of experience, and they are flat-out an inconsistent liability.

We have to have accountability or, even if Richt could return us to the top, which I seriously doubt, we’ll repeat the same cycle again. And I’m not for that.

I’d rather look at the defficiencies we have from top to bottom, no matter WHO we are looking at, and correct them now for the program’s sake. We’ve had a lot of “worst x in y years moments” for me in the last 3-4 years I care to tolerate…

I’m ready for some “best” years. And I thank and appreciate Richt for giving us a taste in his first 5 years. Change is scary but sometimes youhave to to keep moving forward.

Unleash the JYD (aka: The Sham)

October 4th, 2010
12:42 pm

I’M SICK AND TIRED OF ALL THE WHINING AND CRYING FROM THE FAIR WEATHER FANS! EITHER THEY ARE CLOSET TECHIES OR NOT REALLY MEMBERS OF THE DAWG NATION. MY TICKETS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE… THE GAME TIMES ARE TOO EARLY OR TOO LATE… WHAAAAAAAAAAA……WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA… CRY ME A RIVER YOU WANNABES (OR GO JUMP IN ONE)!

WHAT WE (THE REAL DAWG NATION) NEED TO DO IS SHUT THE H#!! UP AN ROOT OUR DAWGS ON EVEN HARDER! DEMAND EXCELLENCE AND ROOT FOR THE DAWGS THE WHOLE WAY THROUGH! LEAVING THE STANDS IN THE 3RD QUARTER IS EMBARRASSING AND INEXCUSIBLE. IF THE TEAM LEFT THE FIELD EVERYTIME YOU SAT DOWN HOW WOULD YOU FEEL?

NOW I AM NOT ADVOCATING FOR BEING A BUNCH OF SHEEP, BUT CMR KNOWS WE ARE P!$$#D OFF AND HE KNOWS THAT HEADS MUST ROLL. HE HASN’T FORGOTTEN HOW TO COACH, BUT EVIDENTLY SOME OF YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A DAWG…

NOW GRIT YOUR TEETH, LICK YOUR WOUNDS AND TEAR INTO TO ANYTHING THAT COMES OUR WAY THAT EVEN SMELLS LIKE OUR NEXT OPPONENT! ATTITUDE IS THE ONLY THING WE NEED TO RIGHT THIS SHIP AND THAT COMES FROM UNLEASHING THE INNER JUNK YARD DAWG!!!

SIC’EM DAWGS – GATA!!!!!

GaSou_Is_Back

October 4th, 2010
12:42 pm

SKB / Anonymous Blogger

IF YOU ACTUALLY BELIEVE YOUR BELOVED BULLDOGS ARE GOING TO RUN THE TABLE THROUGH THE SEC, INCLUDING AUBURN AND FLORIDA, YOU ARE SADLY MISTAKEN.

You need to wake up and smell the coffee. Having stuck by Chan Gailey through thick and thin, you Georgia fans need to realize that every year is NOT going to end with the best possible scenario from the lowest point in the season.

At this point, it’s time to salvage WHAT YOU CAN, and accept the fact that this just WON’T be the year for you. Winning it all?? Maybe a state title (My Jackets aren’t that impressive, but my Eagles might just beat ya’ll in 2012 lol) this year, but no SEC title, period. Ya’ll have been spoiled, and rightfully so, but don’t ever forget this:

Before ya’ll’s bowl game last year, Mark Richt was 90-27 (.767%) with multiple wins over GT, BCS wins, and conference titles. If you are already on board the “www.firemarkricht.com” ship, you are solidifying yourself as what I already assume you were: The worst bandwaggon fans in the country.

Unleash the JYD (aka: The Sham)

October 4th, 2010
12:43 pm

@jtdawg – AND I THOUGHT MY RANT WAS TOO LONG!

Unleash the JYD (aka: The Sham)

October 4th, 2010
12:48 pm

COACHDAWG2000 FOR HEISMAN!! (STANDS JUST AS GOOD A CHANCE AS NESBITT DOES HOWEVER)

@SANDY – THAT A GIRL! THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT! BE SURE TO SIGN THEM “JYD”!

papadawg

October 4th, 2010
12:49 pm

What has me still upbeat about this team is every loss was close enough to win and we haven’t been blown out, Yet. Could have easily been 5-0 or 4-1.

GaSou_Is_Back

October 4th, 2010
12:53 pm

papadawg,

At least your team doesn’t beat an undefeated top 15 Auburn team, then get blown out by the worst Duke team in history in the same season (reference: Chan Gailey, every year at GT). I’d rather lose every game close than have Jekyll & Hyde back at the helm.

CG Dawg

October 4th, 2010
12:56 pm

Actually AJ Green is irrelevant and so is GA football. Face reality: we are 1 and 4, and we haven’t even hit the heart of the schedule. Problem is, the players are becoming too much like the coach: wanting to delegate everything (like tackling) to someone else. We have no strength in the defensive line or linebacker positions (or post-secondary for that matter). So while we get a new coach, we might want to get some new players too.

DeathToDisneydawgs

October 4th, 2010
12:58 pm

All you knuckle dragging Disney dawgs need to suck a tailpipe. This program is dying and the only thing that will save it is to clean house, Richt has no desire to coach, and his players do not respect, and more importantly, do not fear him. Seriously, some of you still think going to Atlanta could happen? Have you been watching the games? Stop putting a couple of functional retards above the PROGRAM, you morons.

GaSou_Is_Back

October 4th, 2010
1:00 pm

DeathToDisneydawgs ,

Is it CMR’s fault if his players don’t go out and execute what he has called? How happy would you be with him if they had gone out and executed perfectly, like an Alabama team, and were 4-1, 5-0? Maybe it isn’t the coach who needs evaluating….

Just maybe, it’s the type of player’s UGA is recruiting…

CG Dawg

October 4th, 2010
1:03 pm

And may I add one more thing? Using a pro set for offense and defense is not necessarily appropriate for college even at the SEC. Especially when none of the players are pro caliber (except maybe Green). So quit kidding yourself and run some more option plays and put some more meat in the middle.

GaSou_Is_Back

October 4th, 2010
1:06 pm

CG Dawg,

Take a quick visit to Rivals.com and look up the current starters for UGA. Tell me how they are NOT pro caliber. Individually, most all Georgia players have pro potential. I went to high school with most of the 912 crew, so I already know you are confused. If Demaryius Thomas (3-star West Laurens product from a TRIPLE OPTION OFFENSE) went first round, there is NO reason why every player on UGA’s team couldn’t play in the NFL.

DeathToDisneydawgs

October 4th, 2010
1:07 pm

Trust me, GaSou, it’s the coach. The coach recruits the players, he coaches the players, he installs the schemes. It’s the coach. Changing out coordinators won;t make a difference. The head man doesn’t want the job anymore. he is stealing money from the university at this point. Time to resign and be a full time soul saver in Honduras.

5150 P.O.A.D

October 4th, 2010
1:23 pm

Send those letters of support about richt to Zack Mettenburger’s mom the the UGA athletic department. I am sure she will make sure the right person will get them.

GaSou_Is_Back

October 4th, 2010
1:25 pm

5150 P.O.A.D,

Still drowning your sorrows about the road loss in Colorado, eh? lol

how2fish

October 4th, 2010
1:25 pm

DeathToDisneydawgs do me a favor For just a minute ask yourself why would a Bull dog fan trust you..hell I wouldn’t walk across the street to pee on you if you were on fire..let us worry about our program and just troll on little fella troll on.

CG Dawg

October 4th, 2010
1:27 pm

Yo Yo Yo GaSou, You can create all of the fancy plays and defensive schemes you want, but every game I watch GA play, the boys on the line are getting blown off the ball. They wind up with their backs on the ground and their feet in the air and boot-prints on their chests. I pitty the pro team that drafts any of them.

DeathToDisneydawgs

October 4th, 2010
1:29 pm

That’s cute fish. Tell me now how much of a good Christian man Richt is and how lucky Georgia is to have him.

5150 P.O.A.D

October 4th, 2010
1:33 pm

GaSou_is_Back I am no UGA fan. P(iss) O(n) A D(awg). I blew-up my channel changing button Between the Tech game and laughing at the UGA game.

how2fish

October 4th, 2010
1:50 pm

DeathToDisneydawgs I think we are lucky to have him and not have you for a fan..now what zippy little comment you throwing out now?

Let the young men play

October 4th, 2010
1:52 pm

I am amazed how top recruits keep getting suckered in to going to UGA ( aka Plantation U ) The experience leaves a stain on them that takes a life time to remove. They become reflections of their fan base. Men addicted to low morals and misguided values. If you guys worried about graduation rates as much as wins and losses the squad may learn how to win the right way.

FLA DAWG

October 4th, 2010
1:53 pm

SANDY,

Thanks for giving us the address where we can send all of our mail TO FIRE RICHT.

CG Dawg

October 4th, 2010
2:08 pm

Its Bush’s fault

GaSou_Is_Back

October 4th, 2010
2:09 pm

Let the young men play,

I’ve been beating around that all day on this blog… (see “Just maybe, its the type of players they recruit…”) Way to put it in black and white lol

GaSou_Is_Back

October 4th, 2010
2:10 pm

lol @ CG Dawg

If you can’t pinpoint whats wrong, blame it on Bush… Hey, it got our current president a job, it just might work in Athens too!

Billy Ryckman

October 4th, 2010
2:58 pm

Word is out. Richt has one more year to turn it around regardless of how this year turns out. Lets all take a collective sigh and get off the fire Richt bandwagon. It is a waste of energy that could be used to support our team now that the decision to keep Richt has been made.

Billy

October 4th, 2010
2:59 pm

Word is out. Richt has one more year to turn it around regardless of how this year turns out. Lets all take a collective sigh and get off the fire Richt bandwagon. It is a waste of energy that could be used to support our team now that the decision to keep Richt has been made.

TXDawg3

October 4th, 2010
3:19 pm

I remember back in the late ’70s when the sofa coaches were crying and jeering in their infinate wisdom for UGA to “Dump Dooley” only to have the Dawgs turn it around and became the “Wonder Dawgs.” A couple of years later…National Champs. We were in the National picture for the following years as well.

UGA has a great coach! Everyone goes through touch times…life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we respond. There are going to be storms and tough times in everyone’s life. CMR will respond and the TEAM will prosper. He is the same coach that has been a winner before and since arriving at UGA. He hasn’t forgot how to coach and on his worst day is better than any and all of his critics put together.

Why don’t you whiners take a realilty check and continue your critical remarks only if you truely believe that you could do better. You might want to consider that pride comes before the fall and that there are times when an opinion needs to be kept to oneself.

The Dawgs need to turn it around for sure, because this doesn’t reflect the tradition at UGA, but it is time for its fans to be supportive. It’s rally time for UGA. Get on board…be supportive!

If you really want to talk about CMR, why don’t you simply pray for him?

edumacated

October 4th, 2010
3:20 pm

The word is out? Yeah, right

GaSou_Is_Back

October 4th, 2010
3:20 pm

Billy, link your reference please

edumacated

October 4th, 2010
3:22 pm

It’s been tough times for years now. When do we get the good times back? Next year, not likely.

GaSou_Is_Back

October 4th, 2010
3:25 pm

edumacated,

tough times are at Duke. not UGA. You’ve got a bowl streak going. You can’t spell “bowl streak” with “tough times”

embarrassing dawgs

October 4th, 2010
3:38 pm

FIRE MARK RICHT,REPLACE ARRON MURRY WITH HUTSON MASON ,HE IS TALLER 6′ 3″ AND A BETTER PASSER. ARRON MURRY IS THE WORST QUARTERBACK , WHO PLAY FOR MARK RICHT. I HOPE HE IS NOT THE NO.1 QUARTERBACK NEXT YEAR.

01HAWK

October 4th, 2010
3:51 pm

LES MILES of LSU……………………….What a bumbling coach he is. He is lucky SABAN left him stocked with major players when he left.

The bone headed move against TENN. this year and the bone headed move last year against OLE MISS.

They are saying in BATON ROUGE that he has to be the luckiest coach alive. Even with a 5-0 record most of the fans want him gone because he has no clock management. He is so lucky that TENN screwed up or he would 2-3 loses away from being gone.

Lets see how he does with 4 of the next 5 games against Florida, Auburn, Alabama, and OLE MISS.

01HAWK

October 4th, 2010
3:53 pm

DUKE and VANDY should give up FOOTBALL. What a disgrace they are to the SEC and ACC

DUKE players look like a high school team.

UGA Insider

October 4th, 2010
4:09 pm

I have read most all of the blogs and articles concerning my beloved bulldogs, I have also talked to major contributors who say the UT game could be the final nail of the CMR era if we lose. Especially if we come out flat and get blown out like we did last season. I just can’t see CMR turning this around, I think it may be best to part ways for both parties involved and CMR can still get a good job at an ACC school probably….. but he must leave sometime before Jan.1 in order to give himself a shot at the players he is recruiting at UGA. I predict a new UGA coach by this time next week because I think UT is a better team and our fanbase is totally deflated. The noon start is just another slap in the face to fans who spend countless dollars at these games.

beanuga

October 4th, 2010
4:21 pm

Anybody blaming Garner? Why is he still here? Pay him to recruit! not to coach.

82Dawg

October 4th, 2010
4:21 pm

UGA Insider ….you are to funny…there is no way Richt would be or will be fired in a middle of the season. That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard. You and your “major contributors” really are smoking some good stuff.

JoeMac

October 4th, 2010
4:56 pm

Hey hawk, LSU is probably the 3d best team in the SEC behind Bama and Auburn. Lucky?, yeah, you could say that, but, with all the talent they have, they SHOULD be 5-0, regardless of the coach. They are looking at a record of no worse than 9-3 this season, and the Capital One or Outback Bowl. Their defense is possibly the best in the league after Bama, and might be their equal.If they get any kind of offense, they are capable of winning them all, but I am sure they will slip up a couple of times. Miles is not the best coach they could have, but with the kind of talent they have, you don’t need a great coach, only a good one who can manage the game, which is his weak point. The team is winning IN SPITE of their coach, NOT BECAUSE OF THEIR COACH.

RED GATOR

October 4th, 2010
4:58 pm

HAHAHA! Georgia has always had an over inflated opinion of their program.

BUNCH OF LOSERS!!

JoeMac

October 4th, 2010
5:07 pm

You are so right RED GATOR. UGA is and has long been a good regional team, but they have not been revelent on the national scene in at least 25 years. A team that is revelent (think a Florida, Alabama, Ohio St., Sou. Cal., Texas, Oklahoma or LSU) that is preseason ranked #1 would not not win their first game and drop to #2, then win their 2nd game and drop to #3. Nationally, UGA is nothing.

bjohndawg

October 4th, 2010
5:21 pm

amazing…post a blog at 407 and in less than an hour you more than 500 comments on this Georgia blog.
Post one on the Tech blog and it takes 5 days to get 10 people to comment.

But seriously back to a school that means something even when it is losing:

The identity of this team is clear this year:

1)OUTCOACHED
2) An offense that racks up fumbles and penalties instead of yards and touchdowns
3) An offense that that is experience and should be the strength of the team: is a weak link and gets shoved around like a bunch of Shirley Temples.
4)Pathetic play calling.
5) A head coach who appears in a purple haze.

Reggie Ball

October 4th, 2010
6:17 pm

If you guys need any advise, I’m available for a small consulting fee.

D Pollack

October 4th, 2010
6:19 pm

1 and 4!!!???!!! Are you KIDDING ME???!!!

Observer

October 4th, 2010
6:20 pm

AJ Green this and AJ Green that.
Didn’t Oklahoma State lose their top receiver last year (Dez Bryant) for the ENTIRE year? They still found a way to squeak by Colorado, go 9 and 4, and went bowling…
Oh, also squeaked past UGA.
Dependence on 1 player has killed other teams… better diversify.
Looks like a long year.

Bubba

October 4th, 2010
6:23 pm

Remind me again, who runs this state? Maybe we ought to run for Sheriff so we can keep our players outta jail and on the field. Wasn’t there some movie…..uh…..Longest something or other……where they let the convicts play football while they was in jail. I wonder if Clarke Co would let us do that with our players?

Ramguy

October 4th, 2010
6:58 pm

Like so many people, I myself have not be happy about this season. That being said I still support them and expect them to beat the hound out of Dooley and Tenn.

Kavin

October 4th, 2010
7:15 pm

If Zach Mettenberger never got in trouble with underage drinking, this offense would’ve been more explosive. For some reason, I didn’t think UGA would do well with Aaron Murray. Then again with all the other players being suspended and being ousted from the team made it worse. I still think NCAA cheated on us with A.J. Green’s suspension.

R U Kidding Me

October 4th, 2010
7:19 pm

LMAO….I’ve never seen so many UGA fans in denial. Stats don’t mean much…it’s your record that counts and you’re 1-4. You couldn’t beat Colorado…a team that got smashed by California. Keep dreaming about those stats, because you have nothing else going for you.

DamntheButcher

October 4th, 2010
7:25 pm

FIRE MARK RICHT…FIRE MARK RICHT NOW

DamntheButcher

October 4th, 2010
7:27 pm

Some of you idiots still think GA will finish 8-4

Tide Roll

October 4th, 2010
7:38 pm

Take away Cam Newton Uga Fans, and you get AU ranked 8th. The kid went to Atlanta Westlake for gosh sakes. What a bunch of yo – yos. Only at Uga! You think you’re above us all. You’re a laughingstock, and you refuse to acknowledge it. What a bunch of screwballs! Richt’s laughing all the way to the bank while you rednecks pretend you’ve got class. It’s hilarious. Everybody gets it but you morons!

PT

October 4th, 2010
8:09 pm

Roll Tide – Unfortunately I must admit your right. UGA has won 2 SEC Championships in 28 years and the fans think the dawgs are one of the elite programs in the country.

doggy style

October 4th, 2010
8:42 pm

Anyone see that GA is 11 to 12 pt favs over TN? I am a diehard fan… but TN wins straight up (even though they suck too)…. I’m headed to Vegas now to bet the farm.

Browndog

October 4th, 2010
8:52 pm

Who was the radio announcer before Larry? His first name was Ed.

DeathToDisneydawgs

October 4th, 2010
9:30 pm

Ok, fish, please tell everyone why Georgia lucky to have Mark Richt.

UT FAN

October 4th, 2010
9:32 pm

We can’t wait to play against your sorry offensive line & defensive line.We will run that simple zone read play up the middle all day long & produce about 250yards and when we are not running that play I’m sure your defense will make our QB look like a star when he passes for about 250 yards & we make it 5 in row for you guys.

On defense we can’t wait to get a whole of your OVERRATED OFFENSIVE LINE & your running backs who are best known for fumbling in the RED ZONE.

UT 31 pups 10

PS: PLEASE KEEP BOBO–US & EVERY OTHER TEAM IN SEC LOVES HIM–HE SEEMS TO MAKE THING EASY FOR DEFENSES BECAUSE HE IS SO PREDICTABLE

GO VOLS

Billy

October 4th, 2010
9:57 pm

Foolish comment about Richt being fired next week. Ain’t gonna happen. Richt has at least one more year to turn it around. That is the fact now please move on to focusing on the positives. Great young QB is a good start. He is going to be fantastic. Thanks Coach RIcht for hanging tough in difficult times. Most of the fans support you. All of your former players support you.

jojo

October 4th, 2010
11:19 pm

To parlay from Alice Restaurant: To the doctor I want to kill and take all the coaches with all the players they are just a bunch of worthless human beings do away with them all send them to the gulag. Richt is worthless kill kill kill.
Hire someone to come in and win 12 games a year wait a minute 13 still the fan base would not be satisfied gave up too many points kill them too.
Bring in Attila the Hun and who better to introduce him than Bill King. Have Attila kill a player that makes a mistake. KILL KILL KILL

Ga. Southern War Eagle

October 4th, 2010
11:20 pm

Just the facts;

CMR does not relate well with his players; how can someone do so little with so much.

He never does get his best players together and working as a team until the season is over.

He got more out the players he inherited than he has ever gotten from the ones he recruited

He has never worked any harder than he did at his lowest salary level

He is not a good recruiter has settled for scrubs out of Fl. that UF didn’t even offer and try beat them with these guy’s.

He cannot determine an opponent’s strengths and weakness’s and scheme an acceptable response whether it is during the game or even five days before

If UGA was able to recruit the best players in our state we would win the SEC title every year, history has proven this fact CMR didn’t need to bring a new formula for success there has always been one available for him to follow, but because he didn’t think of it he can’t use it. Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, all enjoy success
with our players some he made nominal recruiting efforts for others he didn’t even offer.
Personally I’m tired of being beaten by our boys on someone else’s team.

Having M. Bloblo as a OC is a joke, people all over the country are laughing their a*s’s off at us. Let’s see having your 165 lb. RB start the game, and watching him get run while faking a pass block.

There comes a time in every man’s life that come make a decision in life, that just are forced to make that decision, I just can’t do this anymore and you move eventually with the rest of your life. Hey, I know it’s hard, but you live through it. But a narcissistic ypersonality might not. Right now you look like someone playing us for that $8,000,000 buy out in your contract. So be a man and resign after the Tennessee game, you’ve made enough money off of the taxpayers in this state, leave with whatever dignity you have left and we’ll see you in church on Sunday’s and remember only the good time’s one day.

BoWeevil

October 5th, 2010
2:11 am

Bill King,

“don’t know if Richt taking over the playcalling would make any difference, but something’s got to be done”

What do you expect anyone to do ? Aaron Murray’s passes are batted down at the line and he has 34 carries for 39 yards in the last 4 games, all losses. AJ Green made 0 difference in the outcome of the game, exactly as I told you prior to kick-off that he would not; any way both AJ Green and Aaron Murray have both seen a huge amount or rust and lack of play to be prepared to make a difference.

Jeff

October 5th, 2010
10:54 am

let’s see…Take away Bill King and the “I am the best ever- I am the expert on everything” Kevin Butler and we would be alot better off. I ask you again Billy…..are you a fan only when we win? get off the bashing of these guys and be a real fan….

Jeremy Wallace

October 5th, 2010
11:10 am

FIRE MIKE BOBO.YESTER-F*%*IN-DAY!!! If not,fire ‘em all!!!! I’m ashamed to talk about my team(except AJ’s actual playing, but his self-control?).I’m a sick and tired California Dawg.

AceDawg

October 5th, 2010
1:11 pm

ouch – i liked the grantham hire, but the jury is certainly out on him too. bobo has been a lost cause for nearly as long as martinez was. richt just doesn’t seem to have the urgent edge to bring the team’s talent to bear on opponents. by now, the offense should be sitting in shotgun and airing it our or letting murray scramble. thomas actually looks talented but should be used for outside pitches. any other team with murray throwing to our receiving core would make things happen. it’s sad, and to expect a change in direction that would equate to long term optimism seems as likely as uga winning the sec this year.

sportsfansam

October 9th, 2010
1:17 pm

AJ Green is an absolute stud. He is now #1 in my Receiver rankings. Check out my write-up of him
http://sportsfansam.blogspot.com/2010/10/offensive-prospect-of-week-aj-green-wr.html