Mike Bobo’s stats beat Mark Richt’s except where it matters: Wins

Mike Bobo's numbers beat Mark Richt's, except when it comes to the bottom line. (Associated Press)

Mike Bobo's numbers beat Mark Richt's, except when it comes to the bottom line. (Associated Press)

You can get a pretty good debate going among UGA fans by asking which has been more responsible for the decline in Bulldogs football over the past five years, the implosion of the defense under Willie Martinez that they’re still trying to recover from, or the play-calling of offensive coordinator Mike Bobo.

With Willie gone, Bobo has been the favorite whipping boy this season. And he’s certainly made himself a natural target with his tendency to be predictable, his insistence on running tiny Carlton Thomas into the middle of an underperforming line, Georgia’s red zone woes, and so on.

A lot of fans have called for Mark Richt to take back the play-calling duties. But has Georgia’s offense really been worse under Bobo than it was when Richt was calling the plays? UGA football historian Patrick Garbin has crunched the numbers for Bobo’s 46 games as play-caller and Richt’s last 46 doing the same, comparing offensive production (which, he admits, doesn’t necessarily equate to play-calling prowess).

What he found, surprisingly, is that Bobo’s offenses have averaged more yards per play, both rushing and passing than Richt’s, while scoring 15 percent more touchdowns and settling for fewer field goals. With Bobo as play-caller, the Dogs have had fewer turnovers (as hard as that might be to believe), been sacked less frequently and have punted slightly less. Bobo’s offenses have been more efficient converting on third down. And while the Dogs made more trips into the red zone under Richt, they’ve scored more points per red zone visit under Bobo. Average time of possession under the two play-callers is nearly identical, Garbin says.

The only measurement that clearly favors Richt as play-caller? Wins. Richt’s record was 35-11 overall and 21-9 in conference play while Bobo’s is 32-14, 16-11 in the SEC.

More fodder for the side arguing it’s been the defense, stupid.

A good gift idea for UGA football fans.

A good gift idea for UGA football fans.

By the way, for my birthday my son gave me a copy of Garbin’s latest book, “Historic Photos of University of Georgia Football” (Turner Publishing, $39.95), and I’d recommend it as a gift for any UGA fan. Lots of player, coach, mascot and game photos, mostly running a full page and covering UGA football from 1892 to 1980. Check it out.

PICK YOUR JINX

Reader Mike Mullis e-mailed to say “you should write a story on the correlation of not having a ‘real’ Uga (no offense to Russ) on the sidelines with our current record. … It is bad luck not to have Uga VIII.”

Although Russ started out great with that upset of Tech last year, it’s beginning to look that way, isn’t it? But, actually, the real reason for the current losing streak is because my old lucky game shirt wore out! Sorry.

EMPTY SEATS IN THE STUDENT SECTION

Last week, The Red and Black ran an article about the fact that there’ve been a lot of empty seats this season in the UGA student section. For the most recent home game, 18,000 ticket were allotted to students, but only about 10,000 showed up.

Trying to boost attendance for the Tennessee game, the athletic department decided to sell 1,000 student tickets to students who received split ticket packages that did not include a Tennessee ticket. (The premise was that not all the tickets already allotted were going to be used, so they could safely “oversell” the student section.) Plus students who have a ticket but aren’t going are encouraged to donate their spot back into the pool.

Beyond that, athletic director Greg McGarity is looking at what other schools do in an effort to come up with a system that would prevent empty student seats for the 2011 season.

“We’re suffering as a program, as an institution,” McGarity told the R&B. “When we’re on TV and they show the stadium, there’s 5,000 or 6,000 empty seats — that’s embarrassing.”

It’s not hard to figure out what at least part of the problem is. Georgia has now gone to a system where students don’t actually get physical tickets to the game; instead they are “loaded” onto their student ID cards.

This means that you can’t sell the ticket to anyone else. Or even give it away. In the past, a lot of students did both, even to nonstudents who managed to get in by showing a fake student ID with the ticket.

In preventing that, UGA officials just got a little too clever, it seems, and the empty seats are the result.

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Rob DAWG

October 7th, 2010
11:15 am

Mark Richt and company will get it figured out. Goooooooo DAWGS!!!!!!

bbcsickdawg

October 7th, 2010
11:15 am

elvisaintdead

October 7th, 2010
11:19 am

Don’t let the door hit ya
where the Good Lord split ya, Boob-o.

bbcsickdawg

October 7th, 2010
11:21 am

i have a lot of friends in tennessee lived there 15 years dont make me have to listen to it all year long please beat TENNESSEE
GO DAWGS!

Reptiillicide

October 7th, 2010
11:25 am

UGA did get too clever with student tickets. You know what would be the perfect solution? Students show up with their student ID and present it at the gate for admission. First come, first serve. Problem solved.

As you say, Bill...

October 7th, 2010
11:26 am

…stats are for losers, and this year UGA is losing with BOTH Richt and Booboo calling plays…

Reptiillicide

October 7th, 2010
11:26 am

That would also solve the problem of students showing up late to kickoff

UGA Insider

October 7th, 2010
11:26 am

McGarity knows the only thing that will bring students back is winning more and playing at night. Don’t think that McGarity doesn’t have a worse case scenario plan in the works if UGA loses to UT, KY, UF and Auburn. I keep hearing the name Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburg Steelers in conversation’s I have within the program. I was criticized yesterday for saying this but people must remember….. These coaches have high paid agents who are constantly working for them trying to find them better gigs and more money. The new UGA AD has recieved numerous calls from agents about the possible vacancies. This is a big business folks, it’s how it works.

grad student dawg

October 7th, 2010
11:28 am

I’m a current UGA student and if you want to know why the student section is empty look at the time of the games. No student wants to roll out of bed at 7 to tailgate and go to a noon kickoff after staying out downtown all night.

RxDawg

October 7th, 2010
11:30 am

Interesting tidbit about the student tix. We still received real tickets when I was a student. But, that is also a flawed system. I knew of certain student populations that bought up all the football tickets they could with all intents to sell them for a large profit. It was infuriating to say the least.

Also, that’s shocking about the Richt vs Bobo stats. But I do remember how happy the fan base was when Bobo started calling the plays because under Richt we weren’t exactly lighting it up. I think one problem is the system. It hasn’t changed in 10 years. Our rivals have figured it out. Heck, our fans have figured it out. That said, the biggest problem is our players are flat out not executing. Our O-line went from first to worst in a hurry. Simply put, until we can start running the football we will be a bad team on offense.

Dawgs2010

October 7th, 2010
11:31 am

With the new ticket system in place, it punishes recent grads who could still get in with their UGA student IDs, (Real IDs) not fakes. Instead of contributing wads of money, we could just buy a student ticket and enjoy the game, but now they have taken that away.

It serves them right to have empty sections. They get what they deserve! I hope the entire EAST endzone in the upper deck is empty in the next few years like in was in 1995.

GREEDY Athletic Association

DawginLex

October 7th, 2010
11:35 am

What the stats don’t describe is the big difference between the 2 playcallers.

Feel for the game and situational playcalling.

Richt had it.
Bobo doesn’t.

Old Dawg

October 7th, 2010
11:41 am

Students not a noon football games? That’s a no-brainer. They’re not up yet. Win some more games and the Dawgs will have later kick-offs and more students.

Nick

October 7th, 2010
11:42 am

Wow, I’ll admit it, I’ve given Bobo too much of a hard time. Good job Coach Bobo. I was wrong about you.

Tell you what, with this current staff, the defense is already improving, giving up 10 points less to both SC and Ark than last season, that’s only going to get better as recruits come in that match Grantham’s vision, special teams are currently ranked #6 in the country at philsteele.com and usually top 10 in the country, I really do feel like this staff is good enough to win the SEC, just might win it this year, although a long shot.

Dawgs2010

October 7th, 2010
11:49 am

Nick = Kool-Aid drinker

the truth hurts

October 7th, 2010
11:49 am

dawgin lex…good point….

but let’s be honest here. you are comparing bobo to richt in a vacuum. that’s like saying that my daddy made $70,000 per year in 1970 and I make $110,000 per year in 2010…so I am richer than my daddy. we all know that doesn’t fly….you have to have a frame of reference…such as cost of living (in my example.)

Bill Walsh (a guy who knew a thing or two about football) used to try to make his teams in the top 5-10% of the NFL….statistically speaking. We know how that worked for him….

so…let’s rephrase the question….
how do their offenses compare to the rest of the NCAA….or the rest of the SEC?
right now, we are dead last or at the bottom in most categories.
that, plus poor defense = losses.

Colorado Dawg

October 7th, 2010
11:50 am

The thing about the student tickets being loaded on the IDs has nothing to do with it, or at least it shouldn’t. Auburn was doing that 10 years ago when I was at UGA and they still filled the seats. It’s apathy, that’s all.

On a related note, I was at the game last week in Boulder (my first live game in several years) and I was disappointed by our fans at times. Holding 25-30% of the stadium’s seats, the red clad Dawg fans were virtually silent when the defense was out trying to stop CU in the 4th quarter, and I’m talking about before the fumble. How can we expect the team to get amped and believe in themselves when the fans obviously don’t?

Gotta go find my hobnail boots now. Go Dawgs!

Student

October 7th, 2010
11:53 am

Its not the tickets loaded onto the student ID’s thats the main problem. The problem is the fact that every single home game has been at 12:00. No one wants to get up early and hungover from partying on friday and tailgate for a 12:00 game. It sucks and is ruining the fun of gamedays. Just a down year for georgia all around. BUT, I will still support the team no matter what and always go to the games, win or lose. I think Mark Richt can turn things around.

AtlantaFan

October 7th, 2010
11:59 am

As a UGA grad and a parent of a current UGA student, the new ticketing system if tough. My daughter got partial tickets for the last 2 years, but opted not to get any this year, since she didn’t know if she could go to the games. Now she can’t go to any of the games without paying an adult ticket price. I realize that paper tickets are sold for above face value, but she was able to go to other games last year when her friends either sold/gave her a ticket.

The last year I was at UGA, they started the lottery. But before that, you just showed up with your ID and bought your ticket the Friday before the game.

Bring back the paper ticket if you want the stands full.

DawgBuzz

October 7th, 2010
12:08 pm

I’d rather have more visits to the redzone and wins. Please remind us of the Offensive stats at the end of the 1st quarter last week.

On the other note, you basically make it harder to tailgate, start multiple games around 12:30, and now students can’t unload tickets?

Fire Richt

October 7th, 2010
12:11 pm

Get a coach who has passion for football and winning and not OTHER things! WE WANT TO WIN, leave all the other CRAP at home.

Ralph

October 7th, 2010
12:13 pm

Both coaches have no problem in recruiting thugs. Athleticism trumps character with them, and discipline is only for the third or fourth string.

Nub

October 7th, 2010
12:16 pm

Would some one please tell me about CMBs’ credentials as a coach….. Please….

FaithfulDawg86

October 7th, 2010
12:20 pm

Student population has not grown appreciably in the 25 years since I was at UGA, but the stadium has. Yet, when I was there, all students had tickets for all home games (you got a ticket book the week before school started, and you could sell/give them to a friend if s/he could get hold of a student id). We had a lottery for away games. Now, even home games are raffled to students. Why? They have more seats, relatively same number of students… Clearly they want more tickets to sell at retail and/or milk alums for. Maybe if Athletic Association wasn’t so greedy, more students would have tickets and seats would be full.

Mark C.

October 7th, 2010
12:22 pm

You should be able to transfer student tickets between IDs. I believe Bama does this.

Billy

October 7th, 2010
12:27 pm

Fans better get behind CMR. Rumor has it that Spurrier resigns at end of year and South Carolina is very interested in CMR and willing to offer staggering money. Don’t want to lose him to USC.

38 Yardline Dawg

October 7th, 2010
12:30 pm

HA! Bill now today you’re quoting Bobo nice stats? Wins are the only thing that matters. Some folks are saying we’re just a fumble or so away from 5-0. Hilarious.

Bobo does make some nice calls. But I’d like the analysis on strictly his RED ZONE play calling stats. Bet that would open some eyes.

Nevertheless, if you want to know the problem with UGA football: It’s the head coach, stupid. Ultimately, Richt is responsible no matter who is calling the offensive plays or disciplining the players.

If you can fire Damon after one offense, you can fire Richt after one season. Past performance is for people who live in the past…like those who relish our 30 YEAR OLD national championship.

Observation

October 7th, 2010
12:31 pm

Mike Bobo just looks like a moron. Every picture or shot I see of him he just reminds me of Karl Childress.

FaithfulDawg86

October 7th, 2010
12:33 pm

AND… CMR will turn it around. He’s a good coach with a good program. Clearly most of you armchair coaches don’t deal with 18-22 year-olds on a regular basis. Guess what? All the coaching and discipline in the world can’t make them do what you want them to do all the time. Get off his back and let him do his job and we’ll be fine. When I was at UGA, we had a couple of bad years (a few years after national champoinship, Dooley at the helm…), but everyone seems to have conveniently forgotten those times. I remember a couple of particularly humiliating whuppin’s put on us by Auburn and Tech between the hedges, but we still kept cheering on the dogs. We turned it around then and we’ll do it again now. If all you can do is whine like a puppy instead of bark like a real dawg, go cheer for another team.

Chris

October 7th, 2010
12:37 pm

Well duh!

Bobo’s play calling has been terrible, but it really wasn’t that much better with Richt calling the plays. I don’t understand why so many people believe that things will get better if Richt starts calling plays again. The big difference was Brian Vangorder and the defense. Georgia’s offense struggled mightily when Richt was calling plays, but our defense was good enough to keep us in games.

Here’s a look at some of Georgia’s scores from 2001-2004

2001:
UGA 9 – SC 14
UGA 10 – FL 24
UGA 17 – BC 24

2002:
UGA 13 – SC 7
UGA 18 – TN 13
UGA 13 – FL 20

2003:
UGA 10 – LSU 17
UGA 16 – UAB 13
UGA 13 – FL 16
UGA 13 – LSU 34

2004:
UGA 20 – SC 16
UGA 13 – Marshal 3
UGA 14 – TN 19
UGA 20 – ARK 14
UGA 6 – Auburn 24
UGA 19 – GT 13

Georgia was 7-9 during that time when they scored 20 points or less. Georgia’s defense kept them in all but three of those games. The problems with the offense is nothing new. We have always been pass happy, we have always lacked the ability to run the ball, and even when we run the ball effectively, we go away from the run for some strange reason. If you have a good defense, you can get away, at times, with playing this way. You CAN NOT play like this when your defense is average or less. You will not win many games.

You don’t have to look any further than Alabama to see what Georgia SHOULD be doing. Run the ball, protect the ball, call safe pass plays, have long time consuming drives, and keep your defense off the field. That’s a formula for winning when your defense if not very good. Richt and Bobo have never done this and never will.

Changes must be made.

Cuz

October 7th, 2010
12:37 pm

Cuz’s UGA Home game schedule in the late seventies, early eighties.

Wake up at 6:00 AM, no matter what time you went to bed. Clean the frat house so it would be spotless by the time the alumni start showing up. Drag others out of bed to assist. If they resist, throw a bucket of water on them.

9:00 AM go to the Mayflower for breakfast. Return to the house at 10:00 and start drinking beer and greeting alumni.

11:30 AM get in line for the barbeque lunch for every home game.

12:00 Noon. Mix a bourbon and coke and head to the game. Use a plastic cup to throw away.

12:30 squeeze into the student section and start rocking Sanford. Get a coke for the bottle of bourbon you took to the game.

I don’t see what is the problem with the students making it to the game. All students were able to buy tickets and we filled our section up. We also made so much noise the old farts in the South stands had to yell back. Even in the 1979 season. I am not sure that we won a single home game that year.

SAMUEL

October 7th, 2010
12:38 pm

Truth

October 7th, 2010
12:39 pm

Shouldn’t the blog be:

“10 Arrests vs 1 Win”?

Andy

October 7th, 2010
12:43 pm

I THINK ITS UP TO THE FANS AT THE GAME TO WILL THIS TEAM TO A VICTORY IF NECESSARY. THOSE WHO WILL BE AT THE GAME NEED TO GIVE IT THEIR ALL–MAKE IT LOUD FOR TENNESSEE’S OFFENSE AND CHEER GEORGIA FOR EVERY GOOD THING THEY DO. DON’T BOO THE BAD STUFF–JUST MOVE ON AND CHEER THE NEXT GOOD THING. THE PLAYERS NEED TO KNOW WE’RE BEHIND THEM. IF YOU WON’T BE USING YOUR TICKET, GIVE IT TO SOMEONE WHO WILL. SUPPORT THE DAWGS!

Frank Lane

October 7th, 2010
12:43 pm

the offense analysis Richt vs. Bobo was very helpful. thanks.

OSCAR

October 7th, 2010
12:44 pm

Play DIXIE and the stands will be full and lively!!!!!!!!!!!! Why not??????????

True Dawg

October 7th, 2010
12:45 pm

Sounds like a problem of a greedy UGA sports association to me- Let those students sale those tickets if they want to-we need a full stadium-Really all you need to do is WIN!!!! then the stadium will be full

Spare the Rod

October 7th, 2010
12:53 pm

Students don’t care about it as much because it’s just a social event for them.
A chance to get on tv and have a blast. If you’re not up for it it’s no big loss as
they can party anywhere. I know that there are more students who don’t care for football or sports in general than ever at UGA. Might be a symptom of the rising quality of education and the fact that these students are not the same drunken fools that plagued UGA for years.

Bullocks

October 7th, 2010
12:58 pm

Why is the student section empty? Maybe they have no connection to the football thugs. Maybe they are embarrassed by the arrests, Maybe the arrogance shown by the players, as they cut in line in the dining halls, (since rules and laws don’t apply to them) has consequences.

GT76

October 7th, 2010
1:06 pm

Empty seats in that huge stadium? You guys have been ragging on Tech for that for years. How does it feel? Look for more empty seats in the games to come. Tech will have your stadium half empty by halftime when Tech puts the beatdown on ya! How is the change working out for ya?

NOOGA DAWG

October 7th, 2010
1:11 pm

Fire Bozo, move Richt to ofc and hire Scott Cochran for
head coach.

MO DAWG

October 7th, 2010
1:13 pm

Just do it DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!You can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GT76

October 7th, 2010
1:16 pm

Hey, Mo Dawg: They are just doing it: LOSING that is!

1eyedJack

October 7th, 2010
1:18 pm

Perhaps McGarity should ask Dan Rad…Rada…what’s his name at tech….never mind.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

October 7th, 2010
1:18 pm

If anything this is article is more damning to CMR. I think the entire recruiting and offensive philosophy needs overhauled.

Sam

October 7th, 2010
1:20 pm

Just goes to show – totalitarianism and central planning back fires most every time.

GT76

October 7th, 2010
1:20 pm

Based on present results; I’m thinking that the “Dream Team’s Best Offense in College Football” is on hold until next year.

GT76

October 7th, 2010
1:22 pm

Uga relax. you will lose some more games but it will all be worked out and you guys will be on top again.

RNB

October 7th, 2010
1:35 pm

WINNING CURES ALL

Coastal Jacket

October 7th, 2010
1:35 pm

Maybe U(sic)GA’s problem with empty seats has to do with their recent ranking as the country’s #1 party school. More than 1 student on this blog has commented that they can’t drag themselves to a noon game after partying all night on Friday. I’ve also heard from U(sic)GA students that Friday night now starts on Thursday.

RNB

October 7th, 2010
1:36 pm

I read the othr day ad I totally agree. It’s time for the fotball team to exite the fan base. For too long it’s been the other way around.

gomdawg

October 7th, 2010
1:38 pm

DON’T YOU REPORTER’S GET TIRED OF BEATEN SOMETHING TO DEATH. WE WILL COME OUT OF THIS AND WHEN WE DO I HOPE THAT YA’LL WILL FINED SOMETHING TO WRITE ABOUT.

gomdawg

October 7th, 2010
1:42 pm

IF CANNOT FIND ANYTHING TO SAY GOOD THEN WRITE ABOUT ANOTHER TEAM.

kirk herbstreit

October 7th, 2010
1:49 pm

Dog Insider–They have medications for your disconnect with reality. Mike Tomlin humh? Young coach with a super bowl ring of one of the 5 or so best nfl jobs leaves to a college job with a slightly better than average sec school. Yep, I can see that…

TennDawg

October 7th, 2010
1:49 pm

Not letting students sell their tickets? That’s like not letting a player sell his jersey. Oh wait…

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

October 7th, 2010
1:49 pm

2 WORDS KIRBY SMART!

Gary

October 7th, 2010
1:49 pm

The proble I had with Richt calling the plays was how conservative he would get once we had a lead. He always felt the defense should hold the lead. If they didn’t the offense would have to start moving the ball again. Our Bobo offense seems to take chances on plays Richt would not call. I like it. We just need the D to prevent the other side from scoring.

rex

October 7th, 2010
1:52 pm

Hey gomdawg, spellcheck doesn’t work when caps lock is … Oh, forget it.

JB

October 7th, 2010
1:56 pm

No Mr. McGarity, Embarrassing is running little Carlton Thomas off tackle on every third and 8 we get in, which is most possessions. Why don’t we just wave a white flag and punt on third down.

mb

October 7th, 2010
1:56 pm

We have been Field Goal U since Richt came to town… Our success in the early Richt years was largely due to VanGorder’s D. As soon as we are in field goal range, run it up the middle 3 times and kick for 3. No wonder our kickers receive national awards…

JB

October 7th, 2010
2:00 pm

We are correct, you can’t get these college kids up and sober for a noon kick off, especially at 1-4…..

TOPDAWG

October 7th, 2010
2:16 pm

Who cares if they sell the tickets for above face to make a little cash. Its still better than having to donate thousands for an “opportunity” to buy tix.

Ed

October 7th, 2010
2:22 pm

If you’re a current Georgia student, please attend the game. You’ll never regret attending a Georgia – Tennessee game. Go to the game at noon, then party afterwards. Have a cookout and watch whatever SEC game ESPN is showing that night.

Now, I think ALL fans, including students, should boycott these joke games against I-AA and directional teams. Not out of disloyalty to UGA, but out of respect for your own finances and the history of Georgia football. Then, games like Clemson and Oregon will come back.

Mike

October 7th, 2010
2:22 pm

I think Alabama, and some other schools, do something with scanning the ticket or student ID, which is tied back to the student. So the school can tell if the student attended the game. If a student misses more than one game, they can’t buy tickets the following year.

Lilburn Dawg

October 7th, 2010
2:23 pm

Hey Billy, if USC wants Richt and they are willing to buy out his contract, I would say let them have him.

ColumbiaDawg

October 7th, 2010
2:27 pm

If the students won’t show up for the games, then just allot those seats to real fans who actually want to see the game.

Ed

October 7th, 2010
2:29 pm

No surprise regarding the Richt – Bobo comparison. Georgia has never had an explosive offensive when Richt called the plays, except for part of ‘05. Games where the offense were anemic during that time are easy to recall – UF in ‘02, ‘03 and ‘05, South Carolina in ‘02 (Pollack and the D saved us), and the critical first half against WVU when we couldn’t respond to their onslaught until it was too late.

The second half of the ‘07 season alone is enough to boost Bobo’s stats.

As I’ve said on here before, I don’t think he is the probably. Or his share of the blame is greatly exaggerated by fans who can’t bring themselves to criticize Richt. Bottom line: Richt runs the offense because he runs the entire team. He got credit in the early years when Pollack, Davis, Blue and co. were wreaking havoc on SEC offenses, so he deserves the blame when Georgia’s defense is no longer good enough to win games.

Ed

October 7th, 2010
2:30 pm

I don’t think he (Bobo) is the “problem”, I meant to say

jimmymack

October 7th, 2010
2:37 pm

fix W-L and you fix the empty seat’s

Jeffro Bodeen

October 7th, 2010
2:37 pm

I’m not TOO shocked at the similarity in their numbers. I will say this….I remember people being unhappy with Richt’s results when HE was doing the play calling himself. That is what resulted in that duty being handed to Bobo in the first place. Now that we have several years worth of data to compare their results to one another, and the results are practically the same if not slightly worse, then is it any BIG shock that people are still unhappy? Present this data to CMR and remind him of all the grumbling that was going on back then. Bobo is not a bad play caller…but he ain’t GREAT by any stretch of the imagination. BOBO GOTTA GOGO!!!! Pull that splinter out and let’s get on with it!!

Mean Machine

October 7th, 2010
2:58 pm

All this talk about Bobo’s poor play calling is garbage. You know what makes a great “play caller”? Players who execute. Great offense is determined by imposing your will on the defense. If the O line blocks, if the WRs run proper routes and get open, if the RBs break tackles, hold on to the ball, and pass block, then the offensive coordinator is a “genius”. The lack of offense with this team has nothing to do with play calling. The coaches have not done a good job of developing the players. If your offense executes, the defense can know what’s coming, and it doesn’t matter. Get off the play calling nonsense!

James Stephenson

October 7th, 2010
2:59 pm

And with Wins, if Bobo had BVG calling D plays it would probably be the same.

Honky Talkin'

October 7th, 2010
3:04 pm

After Georgia loses to UT, FL, KY, Vandy, Auburn & Tech (The jury is still out on Idaho St), there won’t be a problem with a few thousand tickets not sold. The few thousand fans that actually show up will have bags on their heads.

[...] BillKing: Everyone seems to blame Mike Bobo for out lackluster offense. We are as predictable on offense as a fat kid is to pie. But by pure numbers Bobo runs a much more efficient offense then Richt did when he was the play caller. Except for in one giant category. Read to find out. [...]

wildbill

October 7th, 2010
3:20 pm

Mean Machine has got it exactly RIGHT.

AUAlum

October 7th, 2010
3:33 pm

Auburn has had tickets on the student ID cards for a long time now. We still sold them to others…all you have to do is get it back from them (you just meet them the next day) or cancel it and go get another id card. Its not that hard.

Phil

October 7th, 2010
3:45 pm

They both suck, that’s the comparison that really matters.

droopydawg

October 7th, 2010
3:46 pm

OK, maybe Bobo had better production, but that includes the entire time Stafford and Knowshon were here. Compare Richt’s last 26 vs. Bobo’s last 26 and I guarantee there is a big difference.

Mike Bobo

October 7th, 2010
3:46 pm

3rd and 4, EVERYBODY GO DEEP!!!!!!!!!

Fat Ball Coach

October 7th, 2010
3:46 pm

My daughter tried to swap her tickets so she could go with most of her friends who had the other 3 games….well no luck..can’t do it…….she did buy one of those TN tix from UGA….now they better win…..she was there for their only victory this season…time for the second!

Exley DAWG

October 7th, 2010
3:47 pm

These students are losers. When I was there in the mid 90’s we had terrible football and I had my butt in the stands at every home game. Watching UGA football in Sanford Stadium is a privilege. Don’t give me that hangover crap. Just mix another one, put your red shirt on, call your boys, and GO TO THE DANG STADIUM!

Mike BoBo

October 7th, 2010
3:52 pm

3rd & 29 from the 50. Grab the kicker!!

NOOGA DAWG

October 7th, 2010
3:57 pm

Two more words, Scott Cochran !!!

Jeff Schultz

October 7th, 2010
4:03 pm

Offer a FREE Herschel Walker Nude ESPN poster with purchase.

I’ll take 6!

Billy

October 7th, 2010
4:19 pm

GA will win out, go to SEC championship–win and finish 5th in national rankings. This team is about to roar (or bark). UGA will be able to defeat Alabama in a matter of a couple of weeks.

MURPHY

October 7th, 2010
4:53 pm

That picture you have of Dooley on the field in Jax starring down the Gaytors in your article is exactly the attitude our coach must get. If Richt had that look more I sure would be confident in our team.

Jayson

October 7th, 2010
5:00 pm

Sometimes it helps to compare coaches.

Who’s better: Nick Saban or Mark Richt?

Top 10 finishes: Richt has more, 6 in just 9 seasons, Saban 4
Top 5 finishes in final polls as an assistant: Richt has 12, Saban 0
Number of Heisman winners coached: Richt has 2 at FSU, Saban 1
Number of National Championship appearances as a coach: Richt has 5
Number of players in the NFL: Georgia has over 35, Alabama 25
Number of Captains on NFL teams: Richt’s #1 in the nation
Winning percentage: Richt’s 76%, Saban 70%
Number of years with 6 or 7 losses: Richt 0, Saban has 6
Top 3 finishes in the final polls as head coach: Tied at 2 each

JaxDawg

October 7th, 2010
5:09 pm

and why the school officials are very anal about who come to the game! there are more important things to take care of rather than making life extra miserable to students, let them sell their tickets whats your problem

ca dawg

October 7th, 2010
5:15 pm

bill, thanks for the info on this question. always nice to have some facts in front of us, though obviously we can argue about what those facts mean. while i agree we have been stagnant and predictable at times this year (and in years past), i also think bobo has taken a lot of unfair criticism (in addition to some fair criticism) for his playcalling.

we fans seem to have forgotten that aaron murray — as great as he has looked — is still a RS freshman. this definitely has limited how much of the playbook we’ve been able to use. in fact, part of the reason he’s looked so good is that bobo and richt haven’t put him in bad situations.

obviously we’ve got a lot of work to do on both sides of the ball; we’re not nearly as good as i thought we would be (so i’ll own up to drinking some of that preseason kool-aid), but i hope to christ we can win on saturday. i want to see an angry, desperate, fired-up football team on saturday. would give a lot to be in athens for gameday. go dawgs!

rincon dawg

October 7th, 2010
5:26 pm

Billy get off the pipe and wake up.
If McGarity thinks its bad about the student section wait till its time for season ticket holders. Steam out the ears.

rincon dawg

October 7th, 2010
5:29 pm

JAYSON
Nick Saban has 2 count them 2 National Championships in just nine years in the SEC. With two different teams.
Urban Meyer has 2 in six years in the SEC
MARK RICHT HAS 10 YEARS OF BEING RUNNER UP.
WHY IS IT OK TO BE SECOND WHEN ALL YOU ARE IS THE FIRST LOSER?

Big Dawg

October 7th, 2010
5:29 pm

Donnan’s recruits (see David Greene et al); Van Gorder’s Defense (see Atlanta Falcons, Super Bowl potential). Not too tough to figure out. The curtain has simply been pulled back. Now that Martinez is gone and Bobo will soon be gone, CMR is running out of places to hide and excuses to use. The clock is ticking louder and louder………

Bulldog1

October 7th, 2010
5:41 pm

Are you kidding me? No student wants to roll out of bed at 7 hungover from partying on Friday to tailgate and go to a noon kickoff? What a joke! You’re in freakin college, hangovers last like 30 minutes at that age Timmy – if a headache from the top shelf booze you pansies are drinking now is holding you back at age 19, put on your 7 jeans, take mommy’s credit card and skip down to Add Drugs, buy some Pamprin and see about transferring to Tech.

I was at The University in the early 90s and all the games were at noon – and Goff was the coach so we weren’t exactly looking at a national championship. We went out all night Friday drinking rock gut booze you little prima donnas couldn’t handle. We rolled out of bed way before 7 because it was game day and a hangover was easily cured by a little hair of the dog! We were drinking by 10 after having breakfast at Mayflower, hitting Last Chance for some Bourbon and Boones Farm (for the ladies, we were gentleman back then), grabbing some duct tape and plastic bags so said ladies could strap the Bourbon to their well toned thighs, and calling the bookman to make some money (or lose our 15 inch TV, either way). And trust me, the Southern beauties that attended The University back in the day could have out lasted today’s student body on any Friday night and those hotties never failed to have their Bubble Suits on in time for game day (and if we forgot the duct tape, they had an extra roll their daddies gave them just in case).

In the 5 years I attended The University (that’s right, we went 5 years back then and that included at least 4 years of summer school), never once did we not get up for a game day because we were hungover and didn’t feel like rolling out of bed before noon. The student section obviously isn’t empty because of the arrogance of the players Bullocks; it seems to me that it’s empty because the silver spoon that these little punks have been sucking on their entire lives doesn’t cure a hangover fast enough. And players never cut in line anywhere back then, they were freakin ushered to the front because the student body respected our beloved Bullpups regardless of their record (don’t call those who paid for Ramsey and continue to put food on your teacher’s table thugs – based on what I see there now, I’d cut front of the spoiled brats that attend today because they don’t deserve to walk those hallowed grounds!).

It’s simple, it doesn’t matter how you feel, it doesn’t matter if the Pups have lost 4 in a row or won 10 in a row, it doesn’t matter if it’s hot or cold, wet or dry, it doesn’t matter if you haven’t slept in a freakin weak, if it’s fall in Athens, Georgia and you’re lucky enough to attend The University, you freakin rally and get your little tail up and head to Sanford and support the Bullpups!

And GT76, we don’t rag on you Tech peeps because you have empty seats (although you do have a tough time filling 15,000), we rag on you because you’re freakin nerds! I sure hope you clowns don’t put a beat down on us like you did last year in that erector set you call a stadium (we won by the way hero)!

Finally, you “experts” can pull out all the stats you want, question every play called and claim you have all the answers – I mean I know all of have a “very reliable” source “deep” inside the program. Me, I’m waking up early Saturday and heading to Athens because I love the Pups. If they lose, I’ll still love the Pups. It’s pretty simple to me, there is nothing like a fall day in Athens, Georgia when the Pups hit field! And whether we win or lose, I know we’re DAWGS baby, and God made us better than everyone else! GO DAWGS!

Einsteindawg

October 7th, 2010
5:43 pm

This has nothing to do with this blog, but just read Tim Tucker’s article about “another UGA player on probation”. Tim, I might expect this from Cynthia Tucker, but this is old news…who cares? Why don’t you ask Richt why we’re not playing more different players? I am glad to see Alec Ogletree get and opportunity to start. Jakkar #23 is playing like his former number…all around the ball, but no tackles, no interceptions. What a waste of a scholarship! Rodney, did you sign “the hit man”?

UGA Mark

October 7th, 2010
5:50 pm

Bobo: More Touchdowns, more yards, fewer red-zone appearances, fewer FGs, more losses.

That doesn’t refute what we’ve been saying all along: Bobo’s playcalling is inappopriate, so we’re either throwing the long-shot passes unnecessarily or else finishing our drives too far out of field goal range; our defense is abysmal and gives up even more touchdowns under the Bobo-era that it negates the 15% offensive scoring improvement; and, as a result, we’re losing more.

Probably a more realistic comparison would be Richt’s stats w/ Martinez as DC vs. Bobo’s stats w/ Martinez as DC. Or Richt’s stats with freshman/sophomore QB Green vs. Bobo’s stats with freshman/future-sophomore QB Murray.

Starring Zulu as Kono

October 7th, 2010
6:02 pm

Seems to me we have guys more suited for a spread offense…but we run an I formation offense..???

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

October 7th, 2010
6:05 pm

Bill, ask yourself this question…..and i’m thinking about calling the show on monday nite to ask this question myself. I dont expect Richt to answer it outloud, but Richt needs to ask himself this question.

If CMR were to go to a new school to coach football, Who on our current staff would he take with him? I guarantee you, he would not take half of our current staff. Including but not limited to BOO BOO. So, you know what i’m going to say next….if they arent good enough that he would want to take them to a new school with a fresh start, then they arent good enough for good ol UGA.

Nuff said!!

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

October 7th, 2010
6:06 pm

and BTW….’F’ Bobo

Melanie

October 7th, 2010
6:38 pm

After reading many responses about the students whining about having to get up to support their team after being out all night partying….well, it is just sad! If you are a die hard fan, You will get up & represent your team no matter what!! I am no bulldog fan, but it is sad to hear all this crying & Whining about not wanting to get up & go watch you team.I would be embarrassed though by all the arrest that have taken place; Mark Richt does not have a grip on this team & has not has a grip on this team for a few years….you have a problem down in Athens bulldog fans & it is only going to get worse if you continue making excuses for Richt, Bobo & the athletic department.

UGA Mark

October 7th, 2010
6:40 pm

The minutiae of the stats mean little to me. I’m in Southern California, and when all of the alum here watch the game, even after just the first quarter of every game so far, the pervasive sentiments have been “Good God, we suck,” or “We look terrible,” or “We really aren’t that good this year.” It’s obvious – Everytime I’ve watched UGA play this year, and then flipped to any Bama game, I’ve noticed the dramatically stark difference. At some point, you can just LOOK at a team and tell where their performance levels are. *sigh*

Keep Dreaming

October 7th, 2010
7:06 pm

Mr. King,

One big variable that you didnt included in your story when assessing Bobo vs Richt are the caliber of players Bobo had on offense during his tenure of playcalling. Would have been interesting to see what Richt would have done with Knowshon, AJ Green, Shockley, Mo Mass,and Stafford while calling the shots. Granted CMR had Greene while assuming playcalling duties, but if I remember correctly, our Defense won a lot of games during those years with playmakers like Blue, Pollack, Davis, Thurman, etc.

Catch my drift swift?

Paul Has A Small Johnson

October 7th, 2010
7:12 pm

Concerning the tickets

Way to go University, you had it comming instead of letting those kids make a little extra money you lost out on additional revenue

Concerning Bobo he has a little more offensive production because in almost every game since 2006 we have had to throw the kitchen sink just to stay in each game

Use some common sense Bill and UGA

Paul Has A Small Johnson

October 7th, 2010
7:17 pm

Bill

You have convinced me.

Lets sign Bobo to a 10 yr contract that pays him $1.2 million a year, also with bonuses if he avgs more than a 300 yd per game

yogii

October 7th, 2010
7:18 pm

I am sick of Mike Bobo(Bozo) and his red panty offense

AltamahaDawg

October 7th, 2010
7:35 pm

Speaking of playcalling. Nobody seems to be taking into account that our freshman QB is simple making a fair amount of mistakes at the line, which results in failed play. It’s like the fact that there are at least 3 or 4 options both run and pass for most of the snaps. is just irrelavant. it had ot be a “bad” or predictable” call.. Run up the middle, dumb call from Bobo, pass into double coverage, dumb call from Bobo. Both were Murray’s desition.

Did Anybody catch the call inshow Monday? To discover that the goal and 2 situation when we passed twice was Murray changing into both of those at the line. Not saying it was wrong, Actually we have been pretty good with those short goal line passes, expecially with AJ. I’m just pointing that out because I heard more than one fan ask how could Bobo be so dumb as to call those. Unless you believe that he shoud have told Murray, “I dont care how many guys they cram in the box. i don;t care if they even leave AJ completely uncovered, you Run the damn ball”. Guys that I know, that know the X and Os, and have studied the replays have pointed out several occation where Murray just didn’t see the obvious open play and opted right into the teeth of a blitz for no gain.

What I do like is: while I know that every QB makes mistake that might not have been obvious and a Fr QB is probably doing it quite often, Murray at least isn’t making very many of the very obvious mistake on top of that. Looking back to Stafford first starts he was doing both.

And opposing team have not had to reach into the bag very far to fool him so far. But they are not going to be able to do that for very long.

UGA Mark

October 7th, 2010
7:44 pm

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: Bobo has never had a track record for being gifted offensively. As a QB, he was average. If he didn’t know how to make himself a star then, why should we have any reason to believe he could make anyone else shine now? I was a student during his career in Athens, and I remember him always getting into fights off the field because he had linebackers covering his back. No wonder our players now are the way they are.

dawgfan

October 7th, 2010
8:01 pm

Bobo is too addicted to the big play. Its great for the stat sheet, but bad for the defense and special teams when it doesn’t work out. Plus, I imagine Richt’s stats would have taken a boost if he were calling the plays when Stafford and Moreno were around.

jaxdawgfan

October 7th, 2010
8:09 pm

Keep Dreaming stole my thunder. My conclusion from the stats you’ve provided, Bill, is that neither Coach Richt or Coach Bobo is a great play offensive play caller but rather our wins under Richt came courtesy of the defense. That being the case, getting our defense back on track would cover a lot of current offensive sins OR… replacing Bobo with a GREAT offensive coordinator could do the same trick for the defense. Anyone know of a great OC that wants to quit a successful program mid-season to join a staff that is perilously close to going down the drain?

JRW7

October 7th, 2010
8:32 pm

FIRE RICHT AND BOBO!!

dawgfan

October 7th, 2010
9:10 pm

AltamahaDawg, why is a freshmen QB allowed to make those calls? Isn’t that a coaching decision?

Jim 007

October 7th, 2010
9:11 pm

We can talk or blog about this all we want…

Bottom line is, for Multiple reasons Richt is Not getting it done

Time to give someone ( Muschamp or Smart ) a chance

Keeping Richt will only made things worse

ozzfest

October 7th, 2010
9:22 pm

I CAN ATTEST THAT 2 OTHER SEATS WILL GO UNUSED THIS SATURDAY. MINE.

The Ghost of Wally Butts

October 7th, 2010
9:25 pm

Question – when the UGA Student Judiciary places Alec “Sticky Fingers” Ogeltree on probation, do we get 1 credit toward next year’s FULMER CUP?

What’s the use of Rodney Garner working hard to recruit thugs if we can’t be back-to-back Fulmer Cup Champs?

edumacated

October 7th, 2010
9:31 pm

Bobo is getting too much of the blame. Not that I think he is a great offensive coordinator, but there are far too many problems with Richt’s programs for Bill King to keep pinning everything on the O coordinator. I was duped into thinking that Soft Willie was the root of all evil last year, and look what canning him got us. No, it’s Richt’s fault, top to bottom. He is recruiting the wrong type of players, he isn’t developing them physically, he isn’t coaching up their playing technique, he isn’t providing innovative schemes on the field……am I leaving anything out?
Richt tells his QB to stay put and not run…….meanwhile I’m watching some red shirt freshman from Nebraska run up and down the field tonight.
It’s gonna get worse before it gets better. Expect a lot of 12:00 starts next year too.

UGA Mark

October 7th, 2010
10:13 pm

edumacated: It’s difficult to assess Richt’s recruiting abilities at this point because, at least as I recall, the 3-4 defense requires different personnel than would our previous 4-3. If that is the case, and if the defense is the thorn in our side presently, it would be tough to point the finger at Richt’s recruiting since they installed the 3-4 after the recruiting season had ended.

Even that said, and here is where it becomes a bit circular to me, I honestly believe that our defense would perform much better down the stretch if they didn’t spend so much damn time on the field (read: if the offense actually did their job and got first downs).

Although we get 3 & 4-star talent every year, I seem to recall that we were lacking in grabbing players in key positions. I think Florida pretty much sucked the life out of everybody’s recruiting class last summer. And maybe that would explain why we have a weak backfield this year.

I don’t care what the stats say – Everyone can predict Bobo’s playcalling, and there’s a lack of urgency on that side of the ball, game in and game out. To a certain extent, the Bulldog Nation is perpetually quick to forgive or, at least, forget, with each of Coach Richt’s sad-demeanored-yet-politically-overcautious-and-overly-ambiguous explanations for everything, but maybe we’ve hit the point of insanity, where we ask the same damn question and keep getting the same damn results.

Paladdin

October 7th, 2010
10:20 pm

That dog won’t hunt, Bill. Comparing Bobo and Richt is beside the point. Judging from the team’s record, they’re both mediocre … or worse. Since UGA’s professed goal is the top of the heap, how about comparing Bobo/Richt with their peers at Florida and Alabama?

dogfish

October 7th, 2010
10:40 pm

The difference in wins between Richt & Bobo…Richt was OC when UGA still had a defense, Bobo has been OC of a team with no defense at all.

UGA Mark

October 7th, 2010
10:45 pm

Amen, Paladdin. In that regard, these are the only stats I care about: Saban = National Championship in 3 years; Meyer = National Championship in 2 years. People say we’re quick to judge. I say we’re slow to acknowledge.

Cuz

October 7th, 2010
11:41 pm

I don’t understand the students inability to make it into the stands before the game starts because they want to sleep late. Heck I woke up before dawn every game day fired up because it was game day. No matter who was passed out next to me. Sorry Jeannie, you were the one except for gameday. Then it was Scottie Johnson. Oh my!

dagnabit

October 8th, 2010
12:33 am

It looks like the end of the line for Mark. Don’t get a preacher next time.

CGA

October 8th, 2010
1:20 am

I graduated from UGA in 1983. There was no shortage of students attending the football games then. They were even selling tickets to sit in the aisle back then! Students will support a winning team no matter what time the game starts.

TheTaxJacket

October 8th, 2010
1:25 am

**** “Well, they’re losing a lot of games and have a lot of people getting arrested,” Crowell said of Georgia. “There’s just a lot of things going wrong. I do want to play right away but I also want to be where it’s disciplined and they win championships.” ****

(((( 45 – 42 ))))

BoWeevil

October 8th, 2010
5:23 am

Last 46 of Coach Richt calling plays ?

Really ?

First 46 and 46 is 92 games.

Second 91-31 is 122 games.

Third there are 30 games MISSING.

Sounds like a clear bias.

Why leave out 30 games and call it a comparison of CMR play calls to Bobo’s play calls.

The whole analysis is B.S.

Jeff

October 8th, 2010
6:52 am

HMMMM..just read some of the comments from McGarity…..not a whole hearted endorsement of coach richt from what I saw. Time for him to come out strong in favor of the coach.

AltamahaDawg

October 8th, 2010
7:26 am

Because decision HAVE to made at the line dawgfan. If the other team would cooperate and keep thier defenders in one place once the guy get to the line then yes, it could simple be a coaching decision. In reality the “Playcall” is a set of option along with a personal grouping. But if you insist on blaming Bobo, it’s is his job to train the QB to make the right choice.

AltamahaDawg

October 8th, 2010
7:27 am

And as I have said for years, the student allotment of ticket is spot on.

Jaydawg

October 8th, 2010
7:38 am

I have come up with a system for filling the seats-WIN SOME DAMNED GAMES!

dovebirddog

October 8th, 2010
7:49 am

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Stand Up

October 8th, 2010
8:00 am

Unlike most of you I have only been going to games for about 8 years. That being said, I’ve been to a lot of games (both home and away, in the last seven years). I remember very clearly whooping LSU in 2004, man was Sanford rocking that day. But enough about me…I’ve seen several articles or blogs this week calling for the players to pick the fans up by knocking heads on the field. I say no…..over the course of my 8 years of consistently attending UGA football games, I have noticed our fans are extraordinarily more apathetic than most. People are calling for Richt’s head saying he has lost his way. I would tell those same people to look within themselves and see if they find theirs. Sure, maybe Richt got complacent with success, but it is certain the Bulldawg Nation did. The majority of out fan support spends the majority of the game on their butts. Fine, I get it, its hot and miserable in September in Athens and nobody likes to stand in spot for 4 hours straight. You can yell while sitting on your butt. And about the yelling, don’t yell just when an opposing offense is coming to the line of scrimmage. Its nice, but its weak. Yell your lungs out the entire time that offense is on the field…sure, it can be tough to execute a play if you’re late off the ball b/c you’ve lost the advantage of a snap count. Think how difficult it would be if you didn’t know exactly what the play call was in the first place. Sanford stadium may not have the acoustics to rock and shake like Neyland or that little stadium down in Bation Rouge…but I’ll we can’t shake the foundation of Athens if we really wanted. I say the fans need to pick the players up. Go to the game, cheer your asses off, and for just one Saturday see if we can put the fear in the Lord in the eyes of our opponents before they ever step on the field. UGA used to have that home advantage by default. Apathy has killed it. Who cares if Richt goes or stays…none of that speculation matters come 12:21 tomorrow. Lets remember who we are, remember how much we disdain we have for those hillbillies from Knoxville and Crank Dat. (but not just when they O is at the line of scrimmage, lets see if we can keep them from calling their own plays)

clemcudtlhopr

October 8th, 2010
8:25 am

I would like to see the 2 of them get together and script their plays for the upcoming game. Brainstorming and practice these plays during the week. Not sure if this would work with all the over inflated ego’s of these punk players they have to deal with these days.

SadDawg

October 8th, 2010
8:30 am

How about 3-and-outs? Bobo is the king of the NCAA in that stat.

black & blue dawg

October 8th, 2010
9:20 am

great we got millions in reserve— now spend some of it on a good football coach.

Ace

October 8th, 2010
9:31 am

How do you coach a fumbler?

Paul

October 8th, 2010
9:41 am

Yet another reason you don’t let sports writers make your decisions when it comes to coaching a football team.

Sports writers, write, they ain’t never coached, so they might say “The offense is lame, fire Bobo”, when in reality, Bobo’s doing a better job than Coach Richt.

Just let Coach Richt do his job.

90-27 record after 9 seasons, the man knows what he’s doing.

Buckhead Bulldawg

October 8th, 2010
9:48 am

In regard to the unused student tickets: Sell an allotment of 4-5000 “recent alumni” packages. A lot of my friends and I graduated in the last couple years but do not yet have season tickets. Most of the time we end up buying single tickets from alumni or scalpers and then end up sitting in the student sections so we can sit together. If the current students don’t want to use the tickets, then the recent alumni that remember when Richt fielded good teams from 2002 to 2005 certainly will.

Coachdawg 2000

October 8th, 2010
9:52 am

PAUL-
Thank You!!! finally someone with some reason. The offense averaged almost 29 points/game. We lost five games because our Defense played two-hand touch.

Saint Simons

October 8th, 2010
10:12 am

probation!!!!! what a joke!!!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Sammy

October 8th, 2010
10:27 am

Bobo gets a hard time about the fumbles. Yes, the timing was really bad. But Georgia has improved a bunch here. And Georgia’s lost less fumbles than Alabama or Florida. Could be a lot worse than beating Alabama & Florida when it comes to lost fumbles.

Boise Dawg

October 8th, 2010
10:40 am

Dawginlex, if Richt had such a great feel for the game, why were most of the fans calling for him to hire an offensive coordinator?

Those stats don’t surprise me at all… I have felt for a while the Bobo, while not great, was no worse than when Richt was calling the plays. Some fans have such short memories. I can recall everyone on these blogs screaming for Richt to get an offensive coordinator because of how inept our offense was, especially in the red zone. Remember all those field goals we used to kick because we couldn’t get in the endzone?

Concrete Pete

October 8th, 2010
10:40 am

Guys there’s a real problem with this Caleb King thing… Any one got any hard facts?

jdawgs34

October 8th, 2010
10:43 am

I rencently told a friend who knows a board member, that UGA has forgotten the long time, loyal fan, one that does contribute and goes to games. As you see, this is happening now. The tailgate issues, the parking…and so on. When Athens, Clarke County get the figures this year and taxes go up, then maybe Adams will become a conversation with them. The economy does flourish…when you win and most of all when you treat everybody very nice. Yes, leaving in a little while, have been going and will continue…

Hotdawg

October 8th, 2010
10:45 am

Sky is the limit for our young QB, and I thought, until last night, that we had the most promising Freshman QB in the nation. But I gotta’ say, after watching Nebraska last night, Taylor Martinez may be the best player in college football. For all my fellow Dawg lovers who think we shouldn’t be a top-tier team because we have a freshman at QB, watch this kid play and behold what can happen when superb talent is matched up with an offense that actually has an identity and that knows how to put that talent in a position to make plays. Until Richt and Bobo are history, we will never know.

munsondawg

October 8th, 2010
10:55 am

I sit in Section 326 Row 22. I can tell you that the people there have no clue about when to get up off their butts and cheer. It seems like on some game days, it is like a funeral in our section. Drink the bourbon and get fired up…….

Hmmmmm

October 8th, 2010
11:05 am

Does the University still have block seating for the frats? How does that work with the Student ID? That was always the funnest way to see the game.

bitter "OLE" School Dogs-fan

October 8th, 2010
12:10 pm

numbers ill give yaaw a number, the one on my middle fingger yaaaw!!!, shut up with all this young school whinning, boo who, please it takes a foot up someones as—-s to jump start our beloved THuga crimmals, we all no there little spoiled monsters. So what!! every team has um, it takes a good motivator to get the best out of clarke county’s probation crew. its all good smash mouth means hit your emeny not whinning

W. Roberson

October 8th, 2010
12:39 pm

Georgia will win by 21 to 28 points easy. The real Georgia and Tennessee shows up on Saturday.

Concrete Pete

October 8th, 2010
12:54 pm

Word now is no players, King included are in any trouble. Good news, people in the program were worried for a second.

38 Yardline Dawg

October 8th, 2010
1:38 pm

Folks, the defense is not really loosing the games for us…we’re not scoring enough points when we get in the red zone on offense!!!!

Chris

October 11th, 2010
5:24 am

Cuz, you speak the truth my man. You wake up and go to the game if its at 4:30am and if your not in semi-formal attire your a pansy. When I was getting my undergrad at LSU, if it wasn’t a night game people flipped “you know what” but I was happy to be there and happy the team I was rooting for was winning (Georgia wasn’t in the cycle my 4 years there – but you better believe I rooted for the Dawgs during the SEC Championship games and all of the other sports). Being in Baton Rouge gives you some perspective. I still back Les even though I’m pretty sure I’m the only one, but due to distance I still think CMR is a great coach. Good consistent coaches are almost impossible to find and if you can get one you need to fight like hell to keep them. Heck, I can think of a coach that won less than 50 games in his first seven seasons as coach. Nearly, every single one of you would be calling for his head on a silver platter if not personally planning the assassination. But when I tell you that it was Coach Dooley who had that record those same people get quiet very quickly. Be patient Dawg fans. Only one team out of 120 can win the national championship every year* (*Southern Cal is officially irrelevant) and I wasn’t a math major (or econ, or physics, or engineering…) but I can tell you that 1/120 are not very good odds and even going undefeated doesn’t guarantee anything (ask a non-AQ or an Auburn Fighting PlansWarTigerEagleMan fan.) I hate the 34 defense (I like the 42) but I’m willing to give it time, and Murray is going to be a hell of a qb, I think one of the best, but you have to give it time. We gave (well not me, I was only 3 when he retired) CVD 25 years and I’d say that worked put pretty well, wouldn’t you?

Chris

October 11th, 2010
5:27 am

Sorry, I’m my own grammar nazi. *you’re, and *out