A week wearing the noncontact jersey

Big Bad Bruce, indeed. (University of Georgia)

Big Bad Bruce, indeed. (University of Georgia)

I’ve been out of commission this week battling a big, bad kidney stone. If you’ve ever dealt with that, ’nuff said. Hopefully there’s now light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak.

Even while hurting, I got a kick out of the reaction my UGA shirts drew at Piedmont Hospital, from the orderly on the elevator who lamented how the season has gone thus far to the urologist sharing skybox gossip from the win over UT.

Anyway, I’m catching up with what’s been going on and am pleased to see what a good-looking dog Uga VIII is, and of course I’m concerned what Caleb King’s stupidity is going to mean for the Dogs’ season. The Kentucky game already looked tough and it’s likely to make the difference between UGA keeping its bowl streak alive or not.

Time to step up big-time, Washaun Ealey.

I won’t be making it to Sanford Stadium Saturday for the Homecoming game against Vandy (the brothers will be using my seats) but I’ll be watching and will blog.

So feel free to keep the football conversation going. …

Go Dogs!

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Dawg in Iraq

October 15th, 2010
3:23 am

Maybe I’m just a little biased, but that is one good looking Bulldog, Go BBB.

Dawg in Iraq

October 15th, 2010
3:26 am

I hope you are feeling better Bill.

Ansilex52

October 15th, 2010
6:14 am

Feel for you Bill. I have had 17 of them.

CvilleDawg

October 15th, 2010
8:11 am

Malcome is the way!

Coachdawg 2000

October 15th, 2010
8:18 am

Kidney stones.OUCH! Feel better Dawg. I think that the thing that keeps Malcome on the sidelines is probably his pass blocking(no knowledge just speculation). I wish we would give him a shot to tote it. Munzy is a bulldozer who thinks he’s a porsche. He actually tried to juke somebody in one of pour earlier games. He just needs to put 2 hands on it and truck somebody! Ealey can be a beast he just needs to do what he did last year pick a cutback lane, put a foot in the ground, and explode!

jimmymack

October 15th, 2010
8:21 am

get well soon

sogadog

October 15th, 2010
8:43 am

They say drink a 12 pack of Bud and that will flush that kidney stone right out. Get well soon!

CJ_NC_DAWG

October 15th, 2010
8:58 am

Am I the only one who wishes we would run the PISTOL with Aaron Murray in the SHORT SHOTGUN and Washaun close behind him?… We could run it SPREAD with 4 WR, SLOT with 3 WR and a Big Tight End, or my favorite, BIG with 2 WR and 2 TE.

Can someone forward this to Coach BOBO! C’mon Coach…. USE YOUR WEAPONS!

We Need FASTER DEVELOPING PLAYS… QUICK PASSES and RUNS that EXPLOIT the HOLES in the DEFENSIVE SET.

ALLOW MURRAY to FACE THE DEFENSE and READ the WEAKNESS. CHECK to RUNS and HOT PASS ROUTES against the blitz. HE IS A GREAT, INSTINCTIVE QB with A GOOD ARM and GREAT LEGS!

I FORMATION PLAY ACTION on 2nd and Long requires MURRAY to TURN HIS BACK to the DEFENSE… THIS CREATES SACKS and INTERCEPTIONS and takes WAY TO LONG TO DEVELOP against SEC DEFENSIVE BLITZ schemes. When they BLITZ, they STUFF the RUN and KILL the PASSER… AND our MAN has his BACK to the DEFENSE and CANNOT SEE the HOT READ.

Break it out on the GATORS! GO DAWGS

Michael

October 15th, 2010
9:29 am

Bill, I was wondering what happened after you posted on Sunday. I hope you are feeling better.

Arm Chair Coaches Are Laughable

October 15th, 2010
9:34 am

@ Ralph – “I would hope if I were a football coach, I’d be like O’Leary or Johnson and not put up with the gang mentality on and off the field that Richt and company allow.”

So bashing Mark Richt about the off field distractions, you would hope you would be like O’Leary ? You do realize the man LIED on his resume, coached at GT for years under a false resume. Talk about a role model….LOL

FDawg

October 15th, 2010
9:56 am

Hope you feel better soon!

Red

October 15th, 2010
10:12 am

If that’s Big Bad Bruce in the pic, that’s a fine looking bulldog. He looks like the original Bulldogs logo. Uga VIII is a fine choice.

droopydawg

October 15th, 2010
10:32 am

Hope your doing all right, but this line made your pain worth it: “Hopefully there’s now light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak.”

38 Yardline Dawg

October 15th, 2010
10:52 am

Ealey needs to do more than just hold on to the ball…his pass blocking needs major improvement. ARE YOU READING THIS, BOBO?

Bad Bruce is a fine looking Dawg. I hope we get his tenure started right tomorrow. And hopefully we do nothing but get better from here at the midway point of our season!

Dirty Dawg

October 15th, 2010
10:54 am

Again, Logan Gray should be able to play Hines Ward’s running back position.

RiffRaff

October 15th, 2010
11:30 am

Ealey has not gotten any better since last year. In fact he looks worse. Three fumbles in the redzone ( SC, Miss. St., and Tenn. ). Cannot block a pass rusher. No cutback movement, seems unable to find gaps. Play Malcome, see what he’s got.

SadDawg

October 15th, 2010
11:51 am

Try a 12-pack of Bud Lite with no food on your stomach, Bill. Even if you don’t pass the stone, you’ll feel a lot better about it . . .

eltrompoDAWGSfan

October 15th, 2010
11:55 am

Get better soon sir! Love the articles.

And I’ll cheer on for ya in section 122 tomorrow! Go Dawgs!

WalkerMuhDawg

October 15th, 2010
12:16 pm

Bill, I’ve had 3 bouts of KS’s so I feel for you, brother. I’ve learned a little more after each one. After this event is over, be sure to take daily magnesium citrate, B6, inositol hexaphosphate and drink plenty of lemonade and water. Plus, never take high doses of vitamin C or D as these increase calcium concentration in your blood and kidneys.
Oh, and GO DAWGS!!!

KimZ'sPackage

October 15th, 2010
12:19 pm

Big Bad Bruce was caught up in a Sting at the Eagle on Ponce. BBB was found in the backroom wearing red leather panties.
Feel Better Bill.

Ted Striker

October 15th, 2010
1:11 pm

Get well, Bill!

404

October 15th, 2010
1:28 pm

UGA non-contact jersey = Orange Jump Suit

U – U

G – Get

A – Arrested

I-DOG

October 15th, 2010
1:31 pm

Someone else may have posted something similar to what I am posting here, so apologize if this has been hashed out already:

The Dawgs may have recruited well under Richt the last 5 years, but a huge percentage of those players have not been on the field for UGA due to what I have begun to call “UGA brain Injuries”. This is when for one reason or another a players stupidity keeps them out of the lineup at UGA. call it a mental injury rather than a physical one.

The offense in particular has been hard hit by not fielding anywhere near a complete team because of the UGA brain injury phenomenon. Ironically, the offensive line is exempt from this situation and has underpeformed significantly for other reasons that are unknown to me at this time.

Receiver: AJ Green missed the first 4 games and was a huge distraction to the program. He missed this time due to mental injury. Who among us wouldn’t have given AJ $1,000 cash to not miss the first 4 games this year? When you consider the donation and ticket cost it would have been a wise investment. T. King was suspended from the team for the first game due to UGA brain injury syndrome. UGA was already a little thin in PROVEN depth at WR, but if you take the top two WR’s off any team and then factor in some injuries ON TOP OF the brain injuries at WR, UGA was missing significant playmakers at the receiver position. This situation was made worse by UGA just recently realizing we have two of the best tight ends in the country and that they are actually eligible to catch passes. Somehow the TE’s have escaped UGA brain injury syndrome.

Runnning Back: Virtually our entire backfield has suffered brain injuries this season. With the top 2 RB;s suspended for games during the first half of the season, it is lucky that UGA has not suffered serious (non brain) injury problems at the position on top of this. Caleb was having one of the best games of his career at UGA when he layed the ball on the ground killing a sure win by UGA at Colorado. UGA may have recruited well at this position, but the players aren’t available to play either because of suspension or being benched for game losing turnovers.

QB: UGA lost one of the two QB’s competing for the starting job to a career ending brain injury (at least at UGA). This may have been a blessing in disguise because Murray has exceeded most of our expecations and really played well enough to win in every game, but the SC contest. I believe that having all the summer reps and preseason reps and practice reps has helped him develop more quickly. If Zach hadn’t suffered a UGA brain injury, he would have had to split those reps and Muray probably wouldn’t be as good as he now. Of course, we don’t know how good Zach could have been, but I’ll take Murray going forward.

So basically UGA brain injuries have kept us from being able to play our top WR’s and RB’s which are key positions in every play except the QB draw. Add to this the underacheivment of the OL and our coaching staff forgetting we have TE’s on the roster during the first four games and throw in 3-4 gut wrenching costly turnovers… and it is no wonder the offense is not clicking.

Cuz

October 15th, 2010
1:44 pm

That dog looks like he is worth at least ten points.

Feel better soon Bill. See you online.

74 Dawg

October 15th, 2010
2:49 pm

Feel for you Bill. Good luck with that. Always enjoy the read. If the game against Tennesse is an indication this team is finally getting it’s head together, Vandy and Kentucky should work out OK. Go Dawgs. And Uga VIII is a cute little feller isn’t he.

Kyle in Alabama

October 15th, 2010
3:11 pm

I feel for you Bill, I literaly had a Kidney stone show it’s ugly face during the 1st qtr of the Tennessee game, luckily i have mobile TV on my phone and watched the majority of the game on my phone while in severe pain in the ER…

At least the Dawgs won a game for once it seems…

Gen Neyland

October 15th, 2010
3:26 pm

Guess the Tennessee game got that kidney stone in gear. Reckon we get a flag for a late hit below the belt… Question about Uga VIII. How the heck can you tell any difference between him and the other Uga’s..? Shoot, they all look the same to me…Feel better Mr Bill.

Kid Dynomite

October 15th, 2010
4:06 pm

I think they ought to let that guy that returns kicks play running back some. If somebody would pop that OL with a cattle prod they might open up some holes.

ca dawg

October 15th, 2010
4:24 pm

@ cj_nc_dawg: great point about running less out of the I formation and more out the shotgun or the pistol. it’s clear our OL can’t hold blocks for long enough or drive people downfield far enough to run successfully out of the I. we still need to run out that formation enough to stay credible with play action (which has been working pretty well as murray has gotten quicker with his reads), but i definitely think that quick hitters, traps and draws, and more diversity in terms of our formations will definitely help the running game. i’d like to see washaun or maybe logan gray back in the wild dawg some more this week, too; if it weren’t for procedure penalties, we would have had some success with that against SC. go dawgs!

Billy Jack...likes beer

October 15th, 2010
4:30 pm

Beer drinkers usually don’t get kidney stones….so I have no clue what it feels like….glad you are better Bill…go Dawgs…I think we win tomorrow but don’t think we’ll cover the 14pts…UT was very generous last week w/ turnovers

thUGA

October 15th, 2010
4:35 pm

Now two thUGA recruits have been kicked off their high school football team. What in the name of Bobby Bowden is going on around here??? Come on man!!!

thUGA

October 15th, 2010
4:40 pm

How come there are soooo many more criminals on the thUGA football team than anywhere else in country??? This is incredible. Come on man!!

Wandering Dawg

October 15th, 2010
4:48 pm

Bill – I hope you’re back to full speed soon.

I-Dog – Thanks for the well done post on brain injuries.

404 – Thanks for the funny but sad acronym

Go Dawgs! Let’s get UGA VIII started on the right paw.

JRHD

October 15th, 2010
4:49 pm

Sorry ’bout the stones Bill. UGAVIII (BBB) is a good lookin’ dawg and all, but do I detect some black on his right ear? Hell fire and damnation, these dogs are supposed to be all white!

SatillaDawg

October 15th, 2010
5:46 pm

Hope you get to feeling better, Bill.

Go DAWGS! Kick Vandy!

Billy Jack...likes beer

October 15th, 2010
7:42 pm

Bill should drink more beer….next case your honor….

Dawg'em out!

October 15th, 2010
7:50 pm

get well bill, GO DAWGS!

5150 P.O.A.D

October 15th, 2010
9:33 pm

Sorry for you Bill. Hope you get better soon. I hear it compares to giving Birth. Don’t jump me Ladies. I have just heard it described that way.
Sorry you have to miss Big Bad Bruce’s first game and Homecoming.

No more Recruits

October 16th, 2010
1:47 am

Thanks Caleb!

Looks like more NCAA Violations coming for the Dawgs….

http://www.redandblack.com/2010/10/14/caleb-king-case-sent-off-to-sec/

BoWeevil

October 16th, 2010
1:49 am

Felipe Matos

Let me get this straight. UGA is supposed to provide HOPE and free education to those who like yourself found growing up in some other country is not as good as growing up here. We are to provide in-state tuition to you’ll even though you are not even citizens of this country, let alone my state.

At a time when we are out of work, you should instead be allowed to take our jobs, get paid in cash and pay no one any taxes. But, you can send your cash back home in your case to Brazil. Instead, I am paying half my salary in taxes. This, so that, you can have babies with prenatal care provided free to you in our hospitals.

In the meantime, our own children in our own state who are every bit as smart as you are, are not guaranteed a seat in our own colleges I pay for, such as at my alma mater UGA. This so that you can be, yet here you are for a decade now in my country and at 24 do not have a college degree as I. Now, we are changing the rules so that you cannot attend public colleges paid for by me. I don’t care what your sexual preferences are, so why through that in my face too ?

Get a job. Have half your taxes taken away by the IRS and file your Taxes April 15 like all the rest of us. This is a melting pot from all over the world, and then there you are wanting free hospital care for the likes of you, pay no IRS taxes and oh yeah without a job provide you a fee education at public universities now too so you can become the first Foreign Born President of the United States.

Thank you for your bizarre nonsensical positions on every point of the compass Felipe Matos.

BoWeevil

October 16th, 2010
2:13 am

He Hate Gator

October 15th, 2010 9:36 pm

“NCAA investigation into King loan? From the Red&Black: “There is no definitive answer available as to whether King violated NCAA rules, but the conclusion could affect the outcome of the Bulldogs’ season — for if King played as an ineligible player, the NCAA has demonstrated before that they will not hesitate to strip away wins.”

“And if worst comes to worst, Georgia could forfeit the few wins it has already earned in 2010.” WHY must we alumni continue to have to put up with the situation and the school’s loss of integrity?”

INDEED

BoWeevil

October 16th, 2010
2:20 am

DONTAVIUS JACKSON was NOT sent packing.

He transferred and NEVER WAS GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY

Just only given the opportunity to get the DUI thanks to Tavarres King who got a 1 game suspension for it while DONTAVIUS JACKSON got a 6-game suspension.

BS CMR

Tavarres King wants to drive around Athens in his 5-ton truck the sole purpose of which is to get drunk with 7 teenagers. He dupes DONTAVIUS JACKSON, whom you NEVER GAVE A SHOT TO CMR, into driving so that Tavarres doesn’t get the possible DUI. 1-game suspension is PUNISHMENT ?

BS CMR

BS

BoWeevil

October 16th, 2010
2:54 am

Caleb King,

Where are the nude pics and video ?

We are all waiting…

DawgNation

October 16th, 2010
6:58 am

Bill I hope you are doing better on this crisp Saturday morning. If someone has never had one they can not even imagine the pain. As on poster said earlier, “Been there passed that!”. Hope your brothers enjoy the game and the introduction of UGA VIII.

DawgNation

October 16th, 2010
7:00 am

The blog masters really should allow an edit option after a post for at least 5 minutes…….one not on.

BoWeevil

October 16th, 2010
7:22 am

DawgNation,

Yes, it is a really sorry piece of software.

It replaces AcessAtlanta’ every more sorry piece of software.

Both have had the 1 issue that no one can log in and then post (and like you say edit.)

This, then, makes it worse : anyone can post as if they you

AND

anyone can post as 1 person and 2 seconds later as someone else

Alphare

October 16th, 2010
9:21 am

Bill, happy for you to drop that rock. If it’s Ealey, he woulda dropped a long time ago right at the end zone.

Kid Dynomite

October 16th, 2010
9:30 am

BoWeevil….. Great post to Felipe.

Alaska Dawg

October 16th, 2010
10:12 am

Get well soon Bill! We need the Ealey that ran so well late last season. Murray is a playmaker. Let’s roll him out and keep him in the spread so he can see the field. Hopefully AJ on the field opens up single coverage fro T King and Durham. GO DAWGS!

Darah

October 16th, 2010
3:15 pm

The dog has more brains than Ealey and King combined.

And that’s not saying much. :-)