Is Mark Richt capable of making the ‘changes’ he says are needed at UGA?

Mark Richt is talking about "change," but will it be too little too late? (University of Georgia)

Mark Richt is talking about "change," but will it be too little too late? (University of Georgia)

Talking after the humiliating defeat to Central Florida in the Liberty Bowl gave UGA its first losing season in 14 years, Mark Richt tried to buck up support for his program among the Bulldog Nation with this assessment:

“There’s reasons why we ended up the way we did. We’ve got to make changes. We’ve got to make sure that doesn’t happen again in the future.”

But then he added: “When you start saying ‘change,’ that doesn’t necessarily mean personnel. … It’s more of how we go about our business. We’re going to improve. We’re going to get Georgia where it belongs.”

Richt didn’t spell out the “reasons,” but since the only staff change he’s chosen to make is in the strength and conditioning program, you’ve got to wonder if the weight of turning around a program that’s been sliding for three seasons now is being placed on the admittedly sturdy shoulders of Joe Tereshinski.

Granted, strength and conditioning is an area where major improvement is needed. All season long, the Dogs have gotten shoved around on the line of scrimmage and have tended to fade in the fourth quarter.

But a whole lot more needs to be fixed than just strength and conditioning. And with the same coaching lineup in place that produced such underwhelming results this year, is it really possible to fix it all in the one season that Richt likely has to turn things around?

Sure, Todd Grantham’s defense might improve next year, though likely only with some fresh junior college linemen.

And a five-star running back would be a plus (if they can sign him). But that back would still be running behind a line coached by Stacy Searels, who has demonstrated no ability to mold even veteran players into a dominating force.

And then there’s Mike Bobo, a talented quarterbacks coach who as offensive coordinator can’t ever seem to sustain momentum, even when it’s handed to him.

Take Friday’s game, for example. The second quarter began with the Dogs, who were leading 3-0 and had just snagged an interception, completing an 18-yard pass to A.J. Green. This would have been the perfect time for Georgia to take control of the game.

On the next play Aaron Murray got thrown for a 13-yard loss on a naked bootleg where the defender sailed in unblocked. OK, hang that one on Searels’ group. But then on second and 23, Bobo has Murray hand off to third-stringer Carlton Thomas for short yardage. And then on third and 20 a screen pass is thrown to Thomas for no gain. Time to punt.

Carlton Thomas??!! This is the beginning of the second quarter and Washaun Ealey, the starting tailback, isn’t in the game? Is that a conditioning problem? Or in Bobo’s playbook does second and 23 call for handing the ball to your smallest running back? Did Bobo feel comfortable sitting on a 3-point lead?

Unfortunately, scenarios like that were all too common the past couple of seasons.

And then there’s the attitude adjustment that’s needed, on and off the field. Both kicker Blair Walsh and athletic director Greg McGarity called out the Dogs after the game for a lack of effort in Memphis. It appears a misplaced sense of entitlement has settled on a group of players who have done absolutely nothing to earn it. Caleb King, who apparently can’t be bothered to show up for court dates or academic meetings, has become the poster boy for a team that seems to be defined by its lack of discipline and dedication.

The big question hanging over the Georgia program right now is whether Richt and the staff he has assembled — and apparently is going to keep intact — are capable of changing that culture enough in just a few short months.

Most Dogs fans I’ve encountered over the past couple of days are skeptical.

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Kramer

January 2nd, 2011
6:23 pm

In a word…no.

J Clay

January 2nd, 2011
6:25 pm

Capable yes, likely no

Disappointed Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
6:25 pm

Mr. McGarity-

It is time for a change in the program, not time to “start” to work with the same talent and staff we always have. You have been beyond gracious this year in responding to concerns about the state of the program. The alumni have tried to return in kind by being polite as possible, staying positive in our remarks, and keeping the faith in you as our steward of all things athletic at UGA. However, after this seasons results I just do not think I can continue to support the program without a change in leadership. I went to Memphis to watch what I had hoped to be a much improved team; I thought given 30 days to focus on one opponent and improvements to our strength and conditioning program that we should be able to see a team that was looking to springboard to the start of the 2011 season. What I saw instead was unacceptable, a team that was out-coached, out-hussled, and unmotivated; I think many of the fans in attendance felt the same way. I see no hope right now, absolutely none… I don’t hear about us making strides in recruiting; I don’t see us making progress on the field with scheme, attitude, or result; I don’t hear alumni getting more positive or more patient with their support of the program… Basically, I think you are on the verge of losing the entire alumni and fan base soon. I assure you that I will not be doing season tickets next year, nor will I travel to another game in support of our football program as long as Mark Richt is the coach… This has moved beyond staff changes and grown in to him being the problem now. He is not making the adjustments that he needs to make to move us forward… Our staff is below average nationally, in terms of in-game adjustments and preparation, and needed to be over-hauled 3 seasons ago… Yet, all we get is Coach T taking over as strength and conditioning coach. Last year we over-haul the defense and it is apparent that Coach Richt made the wrong call with the hire because Coach Grantham has been pretty classless in my view and has not made one player better than they were last year. It feels like we had to settle with him because none of the other top level coordinators wanted to come and coach under Mark Richt and based on what you read on websites and newspapers the feeling around the country is that he is only respected as a man, not a coach… He is a coach that does not make other coaches better or prepare them to lead other programs. It is pretty sad to travel the country as I do and hear how little everyone thinks of our program. It is almost mind-numbing to think about how we got here in such short window of time… You must act now to save us from being set back even further. You have to fire Mark Richt immediately. I have to think that your predecessor Mr. Evans would have fired Coach Richt by now and that your old boss Mr. Foley would make the same call if he were in your shoes… Please listen to the wants of the alumni and talk to other men in your position and make the right call, the tough call, and fire Mark Richt.

blind faith

January 2nd, 2011
6:26 pm

Next year is the year of change one way or another.

wxwax

January 2nd, 2011
6:26 pm

He deserves the chance to try.

But after the bowl loss, I’m beginning to believe he isn’t capable of it.

One more year and we’ll know.

J Clay

January 2nd, 2011
6:27 pm

One change should be announcing that Caleb King has been kciked off the team – that would be a start

georgia87

January 2nd, 2011
6:27 pm

We had a senior player at our Christmas Eve festivities. I asked him about Central Florida, and he said: “We watched film of them. They are not very good. We’re gonna kill them.” After the gathering, I told my wife that they were going to lose. Central Florida called this their Super Bowl. We acted like we couldn’t be bothered to prepare. After all, we are an SEC team (right, Blair?). If I understand correctly, we only took 13 out of the allotted 15 practices (8 at home and 5 in Memphis). I thought going to a bowl was important because of the extra practices? The problem is that I don’t think the attitude can be changed. It flows from the top. I love Coach Richt. But if his heart is not in it, do the honorable thing and retire. $2.8 million a year means that you are working a very demanding job. If it is not what you want, cool, I definitely understand that. But don’t give a half-effort. That is what I saw.

Keary

January 2nd, 2011
6:28 pm

2011: The Lost Season. Next year will be a waste, I have little doubt. It’ll be interesting to see what happens after it’s over.

bdawg

January 2nd, 2011
6:29 pm

Lindsey

January 2nd, 2011
6:30 pm

Seeing Kris Durham’s face after the game broke my heart, this is a bad loss for the Bulldog Nation, GO DAWGS in 2011!!!

El Norto

January 2nd, 2011
6:31 pm

Not the proverbial snowball’s chance…

RomeDawg

January 2nd, 2011
6:32 pm

Mark Richt is a great man and would make a fine preacher, however, I want a football coach with fire in his belly. We should never be below average, EVER!

wxwax

January 2nd, 2011
6:32 pm

Georgia’s poor performance is another example of the foolishness of believing those grades handed out to recruiting classes.

It’s obvious the team is down on talent. No running back and poor defense. Despite years of getting good grades for recruiting.

Presumably one of the fixes will have to be an immediate influx of players ready to go, which means junior college players.

That’s usually something a new coach desperate for victories at a lower level school does. Not something you’d expect at Georgia.

JohnnyCanada

January 2nd, 2011
6:33 pm

If he was, he would have done so by now. He is confused and has no clue what the problems are let alone how to fix them.

jumbeauxtiger

January 2nd, 2011
6:34 pm

I watched AJ Green & Ealey both talk smack to UCF players Noone should be doing that and to top it off, it’s 2 players that have been in trouble this season! Richt has no discipline which is the problem.

Georgia needs to clean house starting with the head coach.

RomeDawg

January 2nd, 2011
6:35 pm

This isn’t Georgia Tech where they settle for “moral victories”.

POAJacket

January 2nd, 2011
6:36 pm

Unfortunately, the answer is NO. CMR just does not show any hunger for winning anymore. No one can deny he is a fine Christian man, but we want more than that, we want a Coach. CMR is so nice, I don’t think the players fear him at all. This is why there is no disipline anymore. The players know if they get in trouble, they may sit out a game and all is well. When CMR first arrived, we had a wide open gameplan and it was fun to watch. Now, we all know what play we will run next. It seemed to have started when the play calling was turned over to Bobo. If nothing, else, please, please take the play calling away from Bobo. Also, Searles has not improved as line coach and should be replaced. We need a new attitude from the coaching staff and that coaching staff should be a new one.

BigCountry

January 2nd, 2011
6:37 pm

Yeah he can make the changes. You have to get rid of Bobo. I have never seen a worse offensive coordinator in my life. Stop playing so damn conservative. I mean look at all the other great talented teams when they play they leave everything on the field, they are not scared to go for it on first down or try a trick play no they go out and play. We don’t. I mean 4th and inches at the end zone and you kick a field goal. We need to let these boys play. We had a #1 draft pick, a good running back, plenty of good defensive players and the best WR in college football and yet we were never able to win anything. The Defense got better but the offense got worse. It don’t take a genius to see that Mike Bobo is not good and needs to go.

atlanta dawg

January 2nd, 2011
6:37 pm

When Richt made the statement “It is what it is” it makes me sick. A university as great a UGA and we back to back horrible seasons. Disappointment doesnt begin to express how I feel.
But I will I always support the DAWGS! GO DAWGS!

Viva GwinneXico

January 2nd, 2011
6:37 pm

CMR has lost control of this team. Some players were out and about partying it up in the local bars and clubs, even the night before the game. There needs to be a new attitude brought in because CMR has failed, enough is enough already.

RAID

January 2nd, 2011
6:37 pm

Bill, I for one appreciate your honesty on this one…..Same goes for Jeff’s artical yesterday……..It has gone way to far now to be repaired by CMR……I have backed him up on these blogs as long as I can now……We need serious change and CMR can’t or won’t explain what needs to be changed!…….Change does’nt just drop out of the sky, rain does though and theres not enough falling where I’m sitting to put out this fire…….I honestly don’t think the players buy into him any more…..It shows by the lack of discipline……Heck, he won’t go for 1st down on the opening drive of the bowl game to send a statement?…….What kind of message is that?……..I hate to say it but it may be time to bite the bullet and do a total overhaul on the staff…….CMR included…….Keep hearing a rumor and cant quite get a feel for it yet…….Is he planning on stepping down?……If he’s the man we think he is, regardless of money, cause he needs no more, a good christian would put the program first, admit his faults, and resign…………Thats all I got to say about that…..

Dylan

January 2nd, 2011
6:38 pm

The Richt era has run it’s course in Athens. Changes need to be made, that way we can go ahead and start rebuilding now.

Sports guy

January 2nd, 2011
6:39 pm

We have heard Richt talking about changes before and more are still remain the same. Richts seems like a good guy, but I don’t see any desire in him to win big games. He has gotten out coached in many games and there is no way with the talents on this team that we can have a losing record?!?!?

It is time for a new blood and Richt has got to Go…

I think Gary Patterson from TCU would be a good choice to replace him or Gus Malzahn.

Anybody have any coaching ideas???

tide roll

January 2nd, 2011
6:41 pm

You’re so wrong about Tereshinski. A strength and conditioning coach is much more today than yet another former Georgia football player who lacks the credentials so necessary to get a kid to the next level. Your competition will have a field day with this. Goergia’s problem has and always will be a bizarre and embarrasing need to “balance” their roster. The best way for them to achieve this with the least amount of damage is on the offensive line. Thus, in-state talent such as JAMES CARPENTER, CHANCE WARMACK, A.J. HAWKINS, ROKE WATKINS, AND JUJUAN JAMES are encouraged to leave the state, thus empowering your SEC rivals, and athletes on your current roster such as Bean Anderson and Kiante Tripp are moved from the offensive line and buried on the defensive depth chart to avoid dissension problems when it is determined they are superior athletes to the likes of Chris Davis and Clint Boling. It’s a disgusting model that all Uga fans should be ashamed of. This is 2011 for God’s sake.

tenndawg

January 2nd, 2011
6:41 pm

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Music Man

January 2nd, 2011
6:42 pm

I felt very bad for Kris Durham also…what a great kid he seems to be…if only his teammates would emulate his work ethic and off field behavior….he seemed to be the only one who cared about the game.

jumbeauxtiger

January 2nd, 2011
6:42 pm

Miss State, Alabama and Florida all beating BIg 10 teams while UGA loses to a Conference USA team that only beat one team with a winning record shows how far the Dawg program has fallen.

AJ Green

January 2nd, 2011
6:42 pm

What we need to change next year is…. oh who cares… I’m goin pro baby!!!

Fire Richt

January 2nd, 2011
6:43 pm

Let’s think about next year without Durham and likely A.J. Green. The offense is pathetic and they lose the top 2 receivers for 2011 ! The defense is not the problem. Searels and Bobo should have been fired after the game. But Richt is loyal to those coaches that hang him out to dry in return. Is anybody proud to be a Dawgs fan right now ? No. You can’t fire 45 players but you can fire the head coach and his lackey coaches.

Sam

January 2nd, 2011
6:44 pm

You people kill me.

Mark Richt

January 2nd, 2011
6:44 pm

Listen folks… only change we need to make is I need a new heart. You know, the heart of a champion that I’ve been lacking the past few years.

AlwaysADawg87

January 2nd, 2011
6:45 pm

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RAID

January 2nd, 2011
6:45 pm

Also, we have the same tallent that Ala, Fla, LSU, and everyother major college football program wanted as well!………What happened?……..Ask yourself that CMR instead of the “it is what it is” comment……..

social circle dawg

January 2nd, 2011
6:47 pm

Well, one point everyone seems to be bringing up is our lack of talent. It seems as though this is hog-wash right? We’ve got talent don’t we? I’m starting to believe that it is only good coaching and strength/conditioning that turns defensive linemen (and other positions) into All Americans. The way Alabama man-handled the Spartans yesterday….we don’t have one player that would start for Alabama’s defense except J. Houston. Sad.

layinlow

January 2nd, 2011
6:47 pm

Disappointed Dawg, that was well said. Why don’t you send that in an email to Greg Mcgarity?

Well said buy everyone that has posted so far.

January 2nd, 2011
6:47 pm

No! CMR will not be able to turn it around after next season. I look and see the Georgia players in the N.F.L. And what did CMR do with his present/past talent? Nothing, he lived on Jim Donna’s recruits for his past wins.

Face it folks, next season will be like a sinking boat. How fast will it sink? What will the long term casualties be?

I feel sorry for the current players.

Fire Richt

January 2nd, 2011
6:48 pm

I talked with 400 Dawgs fan in 5 different cities and ALL told me this “Richt’s gotta go, did you see the field goal call from the 2 yard line ?”.

ugadawg1

January 2nd, 2011
6:48 pm

Two words say it all–Willie Martinez. Should have never been hired and should have been replaced at least 3 years before he was. When you are 6-6 and want go for a first down with less than a yard to go on the 3…you just told your team you have no confidence in them. When you are running the ball up the middle on 1st and 25 with 6 minutes to go and can’t come up even one creative new wrinkle in 30 days…you are clueless. Name one top ten team that consistently runs out of the I-formation. Compared to Auburn, Oregon, even TCU our offense looks downright pedestrian. Bobo is definitely not the answer and needs to go. Alas, Jeff Shultz and Bill King are right. He cannot and will not make the changes needed. In all my years as a season ticket holder I haven’t seen the Bulldog nation this demoralized in 15 years.

Kevin

January 2nd, 2011
6:49 pm

Since Richt is talking about change the first change I would make is quit being conservative. It’s time to be aggressive and start playing that way. Quit with the FG’s all the time. Sometimes you just have to go for it.

RAID

January 2nd, 2011
6:49 pm

Georgia Saturdays “built Ford tough” huh…..Not gonna trade the Dodge in yet based on that commercial!……

tenndawg

January 2nd, 2011
6:51 pm

I long fpr thje days people were inimidated to play Ga. I long for the Junkyard Dawgs! There were NO junkyard Dawgson that field Fri. We’re still the worst tackling team in the country! Am I old fashioned, with unrealistic expectations………….damn, I hope not!!!!!!!

Fartin-dawggie

January 2nd, 2011
6:51 pm

Well-spoken, Fire Richt. You should email that to McGarity !

Sports guy

January 2nd, 2011
6:51 pm

Richt sounds like ‘Ol Bobby B. UGA is going down hill fast. I wouldn’t be surprise if next year UGA goes 7-5.

Come on McGarity, let’s clean house and get some new bloods in. Call Gary Patterson before someone else does.

Josh Fowler

January 2nd, 2011
6:54 pm

Absolutely not. CMR has to go. Period.

AlwaysADawg87

January 2nd, 2011
6:55 pm

I’ve always stood behind CMR, but after painfully watching the “game” on Friday, there must be a change in the coaching ranks. This team has regressed enough. 3 years of non relevance is unacceptable. It breaks my heart and just angers me to think of what this program has become. I honestly don’t see next year having much improvement. I will always be a Dawg fan, but it’s gotten to the point where I wonder if I even want to watch another effortless and painful loss to a supposed inferior team. Please, McGarity for the love of Dawg Nation, rescue this team and make some changes now before your top 5 in earnings as a collegiate program drops tremendously. I’ve heard enough alumni and fans say they will not make donations or go to games if something doesn’t change. Next year may be too late. Yours truly, A DEJECTED DAWGS FAN.

Hire the current Ga. staff?

January 2nd, 2011
6:55 pm

Someone please name one respectable school that wound be willing to hire anyone on Georgia’s football staff. The water boy’s, ball boys, and equipment manger don’t count.

Fartin-dawggie

January 2nd, 2011
6:55 pm

I heard Vince Dooley broke off the New Year’s celebration with Mark Richt. If Fordtruck are tough like the UGA Dawgs the wheels will fall off upon putting it into drive…

Well said!!

January 2nd, 2011
6:55 pm

Well said buy the above poster: CMR has lived off Jim Donan’s recruits for his past victories.

SoCal Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
6:56 pm

If I’m Richt, next year When I brought out the helmets there would be NO G. I would tell them they’ll get the G when they earn the privilege to wear the G. People can disagree but most of the key players on this team have no heart and no pride for UGA or the great state of GA. Until they show heart and pride no G!

layinlow

January 2nd, 2011
6:57 pm

social circle dawg, during the tom osborne era at Nebraska they had numerous outland trophy winners. And it was well known in college football that the cornhuskers were the best at turning their offensive lineman into studs because of their top notch weight training program and leverage training techniques. So yes, the great programs take their high school players and build them up and teach them to play their best. Unfortunately, Richt and his staff do not. We get the talent like everbody else and then do nothing with it.

Fartin-dawggie

January 2nd, 2011
6:57 pm

I’m glad I got a Chevy Silverado truck. Was I the only one shocked that A.J. Green didn’t have 20 catches and 3 tds ?

bigdsel

January 2nd, 2011
6:59 pm

Richt can save the program ,if he wins the SEC. UGA used to be the team people were afraid to play, now UGA is getting chumped by any team with a winning record. Richt better show some improvement next year or the boosters will want him gone for good. I want to see Richt succeed. Hopefully he gets it done next year or he is gone.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

January 2nd, 2011
7:01 pm

CMR has UGA looking like a Bowden program-Tommy Bowden’s Clemson prgram before they ran him off. UGA = Clemson. Lot of hype, but not alot of results, and that hurts.

Spike

January 2nd, 2011
7:03 pm

I have been a CMR supporter, big time, until now. After the Colorado game, I was willig to give the whole staff a break, and be patient. But after the Liberty Bowl, no more from me. What a pitiful lackluster display of football. And a month to prepare for it! At a minimum FIRE Searles, and FIRE Bobo if you do not have the guts tou run them all off. That O line play was without a doubt the worst I have ever seen by a UGA line. And kicking a field goal after a 98 yars drive, in a bowl game against UCF, on NATIONAL TV? Shameful. Enough is enough. No more $ from this old grad.

champdawg

January 2nd, 2011
7:04 pm

There are few men with the chacter of CMR but he is way over his head now in coaching in the SEC. ALL the other schools have past us by. It is time for a new life for UGA.

Fartin-dawggie

January 2nd, 2011
7:05 pm

Does any Dawgs fan think this mess of a team can compete with LSU,Fla.,AU,Bama,Ark,or Tenn. for the SEC title the next 3 years ? I don’t. UGA needs a new coach with a new scheme and recruiting power to keep all the top Georgia high school players at UGA.

1999Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
7:05 pm

I think CMR has lost the attitude he had when he arrived from FSU. He came in with a quiet bravado but now is just quiet. He does not set the attitude that we EXPECT to not only win but to CRUSH the opponents! I heard Saban’s post game speech yesterday where he talked about DOMINATING the opponents. When, if ever, have you heard CMR talk about dominating an opponent lately? On the radio call in show after the game, everyone kept talking about getting a big time RB. If the O-line does not get more physical, it won’t matter who is running the ball. And with Bobo never committing to the run, why would a big time RB won’t to come here? Remember the 2008 Florida game when we ran 9 times in a row to open the game and pounded them the entire game? Where is that attitude and commitment to the run been? CMR needs to set the tone that we will dominate every phase of the game and are going to pound people into the ground. I also think he needs to start calling plays again. I hope we get back to playing physical football like we did when CMR first got to UGA! And lets whip Boise!!

Spike

January 2nd, 2011
7:05 pm

And kick Caleb Kings ass of the team!!

I am the Monkey on CMR's back.

January 2nd, 2011
7:05 pm

Mark Richt has no passion, no concern and no desire to coach the Bulldawgs, he just needs the money to support his family and all the mission work he and his bride are doing.

Vick=Dog killing Thug

January 2nd, 2011
7:06 pm

Why should a coach that has been at UGA for 10 years making 3 million per have to make changes? Hasn’t CMR had plenty of time, money, support, fan base ect to come up with a iron clad system by now?

You would expect the program to be among the top 2 or 3 in the nation. You want to support the man and I have. Just not sure anymore….

Soulja Boy

January 2nd, 2011
7:08 pm

When Richt was winning nine or ten games a season, nobody cared about the ten arrests a season and all of the personal fouls and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. Georgia has regularly underachieved or choked in critical games because they have played as entitled individuals, grooming themselves for the NFL. Entitlement and lack of discipline has caught up with UGA, but Richt is not going anywhere. The fact is, a top coach will not come to Georgia and put up with Adams’ micromanaging, and the fat cats have closed their checkbooks. The “dream team” is just another empty epithet, like “finish the drill.”

Big Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
7:09 pm

Great comments here tonight. Everyone seems to see the time is up for CMR……except McGarity. He says that he “understands and gets it”. Really? If McGarity was watching the same garbage we all were watching, he would be holding a press conference tomorrow morning to announce the only real ‘change’ that could fix this whole mess. And he will hold that press conference someday, but it may not be until later this year unfortunately.

Here are just a few of the reasons CMR needs to either resign or be fired:

With a 6-6 record, playing in the Liberty Bowl, he kicks a field goal on 4th and inches.
With the best WR to ever play at UGA, we lose to Colorado and UCF….in the same year.
He is far too loyal for way too long to his assistants when it’s apparent they are in over their heads.
He shows NO energy or enthusiasm, provides very little or NO instruction during the games, institutes very little discipline with the players, shows NO creativity in playcalling, and the list goes on.
He claims he wants to ‘make changes’, yet never seems to really MAKE CHANGES!!

I guess he thinks he’s at Slippery Rock or some school where the fans don’t pay attention. And if McGarity wants to be Mr. Nice Guy and stick his head in the sand too, he can get on the same bus leaving town as CMR. What would his mentor Jeremy Foley do you wonder? How about go out and hire an energetic defensive minded Georgia boy named Muschamp, who turns around himself and hires an offensive guru named Weiss. That’s how it’s done people, that’s how it’s done.

And for some interesting reading, check out this latest blog:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/559537-dog-gone-why-mark-richt-needs-his-walking-papers-at-georgia

Wally Butts' Designated Stumbler

January 2nd, 2011
7:09 pm

High dives and prayer…..the things that build championships.

I am the Monkey on CMR's back.

January 2nd, 2011
7:10 pm

What can Mark Richt do short of pulling an Auburn and going out and buying a boat load of players who are NFL ready out of JC and High School?

Nothing, the program whether you like it or not is in shambles. From arrest to Driving violations to internal issues among the coaches the program under its current adminstration is beyond repair.

UGA is the 9th best school in the conference and look at the schools who are ahead and notice what they did to jump UGA to get there.

Camden Mark

January 2nd, 2011
7:13 pm

Love Mark Richt the man, a wonderful human being. Having said that I’ve been saying for some time a good football coach he ain’t.JD’s players graduated,VanGorder left and the program has been on a slow steady decline ever since, more than just 3 years.I’d go all the way back to the WV sugar bowl as an example of a badly coached game (season), coach Richt has done less with good talent as any coach in modern CFB history. He should do the right thing NOW, submit a letter of resignation tomorrow and let us find a coach befitting our program and expectations.

CSA

January 2nd, 2011
7:14 pm

I am afraid it is just not possible. Richt has lost tons of supporters. I don’t see 2011 being any better unless we land a great recruiting class.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

January 2nd, 2011
7:15 pm

All goes back to the game in Knoxville in 2007. CMR and the team never showed up for the game and got there arse handed to them. Since that game the program has been in shambles.

zzggyy

January 2nd, 2011
7:16 pm

I used to believe that Vanderbilt would be better off in the ACC & should be replaced by in the SEC by Va Tech. I now believe that both Vandy & UGA should probably join the ACC & be replaced by Va Tech & FSU. If UGA is going to perform on the ACC level, then that’s where they belong.

Delbert D.

January 2nd, 2011
7:18 pm

I don’t know what McGarity or his superiors are thinking, but I believe that Tom Coughlin is very likely to be looking for a job.

Camden Mark

January 2nd, 2011
7:18 pm

CSA we have seen “great” recruiting class’es every year, our current coach just does not know what to do with ‘em

mdawg

January 2nd, 2011
7:19 pm

It is what it is? He really seems to take no ownership in the current state of UGA football. Mack Brown apologized to the state of Texas. Where’s my apology Richt? Fire this loser now and let’s get on with rebuilding our program. If we don’t, he’ll be fired half way through next season and Bobo will take the helm for the rest of the year. I’ve known we needed to get rid of this guy since Bama smoked us in ‘07.

SoCal Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
7:19 pm

zzggyy – ACC level? Try MAC.

True Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
7:19 pm

First Bobo goes…..now…..then we see if CMR can turn it around.

RAID

January 2nd, 2011
7:20 pm

I sure hope McGarity is reading this stuff!….

The Truth

January 2nd, 2011
7:20 pm

Mark Richt is the Bobby Cox of college football. At least Bobby had 1 championship to point to.

I am the Monkey on CMR's back.

January 2nd, 2011
7:20 pm

Saban is a defensive genius and his defenses play very well.
Mullen is an offensive genius and his team got better and better each week.
Petrino is an offensive guy and his teams got better and better and are in the Sugar Bowl.
Miles is Miles but always has good defenses.
Spurrier even calls his own plays and made it to the SECCG, poor play there but they were there.
Nutt is an offensive guy and had a down year but he does run his own offense.
Chizik just followed orders from Lowder and kept his mouth shut and used the players paid for.

Go For Him

January 2nd, 2011
7:21 pm

Mike Haygood is available. He would be a PERFECT fit as UGA HC.

DawginOH

January 2nd, 2011
7:21 pm

Firing Bobo is a good start.

He Won It

January 2nd, 2011
7:22 pm

It was announced yesterday that Mark Richt won the Vince Dooley Coach of the Year Award.

LMAO

Camden Mark

January 2nd, 2011
7:23 pm

Think Bill Cowher would take a stab at a collage team? Edsel,Whittingham,Calhoun,Coughlin.
Lota good canidates out there.

rpidge

January 2nd, 2011
7:24 pm

Tell CMR he needs to make the correct personnel changes immediately or else take atahe bull by the horns and get rid of all of them and start anew. Drastic, yes, but we need a sense of right direction and a lot of discipline with it. Tough call but it needs to be made.

I am the Monkey on CMR's back.

January 2nd, 2011
7:24 pm

You get only one shot at changing coordinators and coaches and he dumped the defensive staff last year, dumping coaches does not work out for the most part. All that does is puts your program in the hole an additional year as the kids have to learn a new system. How many times did Bobby Bowden change OC’s after Richt left, 2 or 3 and he never won again.

Dump the coach and forget about the coordinators, the only reason McGarity is hanging on to Richt is the number of players still uncommitted to any school and UGA is still in the game on those. Otherwise he would have been gone on Friday.

He Won It

January 2nd, 2011
7:24 pm

Geez,,,least we forget,,,,GT is the state institution that has a prestigious national coaching award named after their former head coach.

aarh

January 2nd, 2011
7:25 pm

I hope so…

I am the Monkey on CMR's back.

January 2nd, 2011
7:26 pm

Edsel is going to Maryland and in these meek eyes he is not much of a game changer coach, disciplinarian yes.

Hear This

January 2nd, 2011
7:28 pm

At least the AD’s at Maryland and WV had the gonads to make the necessary changes to make their football programs better.

peach dog

January 2nd, 2011
7:28 pm

KEEPING THIS OFF. LINE COACH IS BEING DEFIANT, BLIND BY RICHT. BUT IF RICHT WISHES TO LOOSE HIS JOB STANDING BY THIS LINE COACH SO BE IT. THIS OFF. LINE COST AT THE VERY LEAST COLORADO, S.C., MISS.ST.ARK,FLA., NO BLOCKING. I CAN NOT ACCEPT A COACH SO GOOD , COULD LOOSE IT ALL. DISCIPLINE IS A PREREQUISTE TO GOOD THINGS..IT ALL STARTS THERE AND THIS IS WHY WE NEVER GOT OFF THE STARTING LINE. SAD, PEACH DOG

I am the Monkey on CMR's back.

January 2nd, 2011
7:28 pm

ABC Sports just announced they are changing the old “Thrill of Victory and Agony of Defeat” opening montage to now showing a compliation of CMR on the sidelines after various losses this past season for the AGONY OF DEFEAT footage.

Camden Mark

January 2nd, 2011
7:29 pm

Some may say I’m nuts but Troy Calhoun at AFA is the best overall coach out there, but I don’t think he would leave Air Force, for any job.

I am the Monkey on CMR's back.

January 2nd, 2011
7:30 pm

Bite the bullet McGarity, I have a banana tree to get back to.

Why

January 2nd, 2011
7:31 pm

Why would any HC with any brains at all come to Athens, GA to be the head coach of team with a PINK POODLE as a mascot?

LMAO at you Rednecks!!!!

Big time?? Not

January 2nd, 2011
7:31 pm

tony

January 2nd, 2011
7:33 pm

No No No No No Disappointed Dawg, you are wrong about Todd Grantham. The defense is much improved from a year ago. Mind you, this is the man 1st season.

Total Defense under Todd Grantham………………………under Willie Martinez 2009
Rank 26th……………………………………………………….Rank 39th

Scoring Defense under Grantham…………………………under Willie Martinez 2009
Rank 35…………………………………………………………Rank 63rd

Sacks under Grantham……………………………………..under Willie Martinez 2009
Rank 71st………………………………………………………Rank 35th

Interceptions under Grantham…………………………….under Willie Martinez 2009
Rank 26th……………………………………………………..Rank 76th

Grantham will fit in very well as the dawgs next hc and here’s why.

1) He will not put up with foolishness

2) He is a in your face type coach which means players will think twice before make the wrong decisions.

3) He’s smart. Smart people get more respect than not so smart people.

4) He’s smart enough to hire qualified people to help him build a successful program.

5) He is an emotion coach. Players will feed off of his emotion.
and
6) He knows what the fans want. Todd Grantham: ‘I understand who UGA fans want to beat’

“I have always believed— and I believe to this day— that if we took the best players in the state of Georgia and within a five-hour radius of our school, if they come to the University of Georgia, then we can win the SEC championship and compete for a national title. And I think you can be better than Florida, you can be better than Texas, and you can be better than Southern Cal – if those players came to the University of Georgia . So that’s what excited me about coming here.” ( UGA Sports Blog)

When Dallas Cowboys replaced Wade Phillips the entire team played much much much better. I believe our young men will play much much better under Todd Grantham leadership.

Camden Mark

January 2nd, 2011
7:35 pm

Agree 100% on Granthem, I’d like to see him hang around awhile. Don’t know about HC though.

hop

January 2nd, 2011
7:36 pm

i question when our new AD greg mcgarity states that he gets it ,but one has to question
if he really does, when we see a program in total disarray .

we heard the same answer with coach richt last year that change was coming and would result
in a return to football competitiveness.

what happen was a further decline to the uga football program.

now, we are hearing the same message of changes that need to be made ,but again we heard that
last year with litttle to no result.

the loss of frontline players this year is far more this year than last and we contiune to hear only general
comments,but nothing specific .

mr. garity if you really get it then do something because another year of the so old excuses,will get us the same results in 2011 ,if not worse.
it is time to right the ship and get a new staff who can make the tough decisions that were not
made last year even though we were told they were.

drew

January 2nd, 2011
7:40 pm

I hate the word deserve. Nobody deserves anything… yeh he’s a good guy, but do you think a good guy working for a multi million dollar company, who just lost $5 million in one year, then $10 million in the next “deserves” a chance to make it up? Thats $15 million!!!! Richt is $15 million in the hole as far as im concerned. College football, especially the SEC is a business, you have to compete 24 hours a day 365 days a year and thats the truth. Look at what urban myer gave up (and trust me i hate the guy but you got to respect him) to win 2 national championships. Thats what it takes in this league. Does anyone honestly believe that Mark Richt wants to win more than anything in this world? heck no. But like i said this is business, and sometimes you have to get dirty, you have to sell out to be great in this world. (look at auburn for god sakes)

I love coach richt, i know he is a great guy, but not the right guy for the job at this point. I want whats best for this team. And he isnt the answer. Call me a sellout and a hater, call me what you want but I’m a true dawg fan. I want to win just as much as anybody. If i were the owner of a busniess and my best friend worked for me and had lost as much as mark as lost for my company then i would have to let him go. Mark has to realize that he his hurting more than he is helping and this is the new age and everyone has surpassed him, auburn, florida, south carolina, miss state, alabama. I’m tired of watching all over our rivals succeed the way they do and we are the laughing stock of football.

Its not personal Mark, Its just business baby!

Don't Have A Clue

January 2nd, 2011
7:40 pm

My opinion is that McGarity has no clue and is in a business way over his head. Since MISS ST gave Mullen a contract extension McGarity is turning in circles.

jojo

January 2nd, 2011
7:41 pm

Not a UGA fan just an observer-saw UGA play twice this year.(Arkansas and Auburn)
Recruiting is the name of the game. UGA does not have the players or the level of depth the powerhouse schools have. For all of you screaming about talent level being that of other schools: UGA does not have it.
Get a new recruiting coordinator.
for those of you who will scream at this. In an average year I see 15 Division 1 teams play(in person).
It is a hobby as I am retired. Again the talent level at UGA is not there-mentally and physically.

dawgster

January 2nd, 2011
7:41 pm

Change…there will be no change, just the same old same old…I have always been a huge supporter of Caoch Richt and still will have great respect for him and what he stands for..but he lost me with the wimpy field goal when we had 4th and inches at the 2 yard line…i mean we are 6-6 and playing for a winning record against UCF, no insult intended, but Coach Richt shows no confidence in the team…what kind of message does that send to anyone…if you don’t make it you have UCF backed up to their endzone..worst non-call i have ever seen in game like that…I thought we would win and help send us into the off-season with a great recruiting class coming in…but now, i think we lose many of the recruits that were sitting on the fence, i hope i’m wrong, but the team showed no emotion with this game…I really don’t see how our AD can let this continue, and as much as this will set our program back, i’m afraid it will need to be done..I will add that if i though Coach Richt would make the tough decisions, and replace some coaches in particular our O-line and OC along with a RB coach, i might could see him staying, but i don’t think he will make those changes..You know i never call for coaching changes, but somebody with this program has to take some leadership, if the players are not going to then maybe some coaching changes would lite a fire…

ECB

January 2nd, 2011
7:41 pm

Good/Nice guys finish last! This from a season ticket holder.

I am the Monkey on CMR's back.

January 2nd, 2011
7:41 pm

When your players do not respect the Head Coach, they will certainly never respect the University.
Does anyone see respect from players to Mark Richt?

DAWG with two bags over head

January 2nd, 2011
7:43 pm

No way Richt turns this around. Howdy Doody needs to grow a pair and fire him immediately. Another year of Richt just puts us another year away from being competitive.

The Liberty Bowl performance was a total disgrace to our university and our state. I drove 800 miles to see them kick two field goals? I will not attend another Richt-coached game. Hopefully many others will do the same. Withholding donations and leaving empty seats in Sanford Stadium is probably the only thing that will get our duffus AD to do what needs to be done. Certainly even Damon Evans would have fired Richt by now.

Snoop Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
7:43 pm

OFF WITH HIS HEAD!

My mama used to say, “when you find yourself in a hole, quit digging.”
That’s good advice for that dynamic duo of Adams and McCavity. Step up to the plate and do the right thing now. Another year of digging will leave us much more distance to get back to ground level. Richt is now the laughing stock of the entire college football community. He has absolutely lost all of those 5-star recruits that were hanging back till signing day thinking about committing to UGA.
Make the change now. Get a PROVEN HEAD COACH not a UGA football mafia bubba like Kirby Smart to accept the job with a blank check and those recruits might still sign with UGA. They will all be needed as true freshmen to avoid a losing season.
Until Richt is gone, the Bulldog Nation had better put some bags over their heads because Boise State is going to make us look like a high school JV team that we are–all on National TV.
Then, I want to hear from Howdy Doody and Snydley Whiplash Adams.

jojo's right

January 2nd, 2011
7:44 pm

Absolutely correct!!! After you get past the few 5 or 4 stars there is a HUGE decline in athletic ability. Look at the entire roster. We just don’t have the hosses we need.

Ben B

January 2nd, 2011
7:45 pm

If it’s not done, you have to assume they are incapable of doing it. I am surprised Richt has lasted this long.

Dawg 39

January 2nd, 2011
7:47 pm

Preseason I thought the Dawgs were a very talented team. Postseason I still think so. No one could tell that by watching the OL & the DL play. There are a number of coaches at UGA that are worse than Bobo. Can Richt turn it around? Not a chance. Does he deserve 1 more year? I believe that he does. Start a plan now to get who or what UGA needs for the long term. 2012 Is soon enough to completely revamp the entire football coaching staff.

Camden Mark

January 2nd, 2011
7:48 pm

Have to disagree on the talent thing,there’s talent and depth aplenty.What it lacks is coaching.

Minnesota Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
7:48 pm

I’m tired of people like Rome dog knocking Richt beause of his faith. You can be a Christian and be a winner you knuckleheads! It’s not because he’s a man of faith that he’s had a losing season! I believe it’s the offensive line and the defensive line. If we get back that fundamental, we will turn it around. Go Dawgs.

NOBODYYOUKNOW

January 2nd, 2011
7:54 pm

Stats, Stats, Stats, Who cares about statistics. They are for LOSERS. Everybody was calling for CWM to leave last season. Well he’s gone and the defense is not any better. Now its BOBO. Fans it goes deeper that that. Look back when Stafford was QB and Moreno was running over people.The dogs were picked to be in the top 5 in the country. And yes some picked them to be no. 1 . Then they played UFA. It wasn’t even close. Then BAMA, they got humiliated. It looked liked they just were not prepaired for those very important games. I’ve never coached or played but I can tell when a team looks uninspired. And they look it!

dawgerbrown

January 2nd, 2011
7:55 pm

I want to believe Richt can turn it around. Has the man changed that much? When he first came to Athems he and the team had fire and passion. Now, he sounds almost bored when he talks to the camera. At least find him an image consultant. But if he wants to set the tone for next season, kick King off the team, get the attention of the players. If a student-athlete can’t be responsible enough to make his appointments and manage to complete a whopping 6 hours of academic credit, then, he doen’t deserve to be in the program. Too many other students are working 2-3 jobs while they and their parents sign for student loans and they are able to complete a full academic load each semester.

DAWG with two bags over head

January 2nd, 2011
7:55 pm

Howdy Doody McGarity says he gets it, but it’s obvious he doesn’t remotely have a clue if he thinks this coaching staff can do anything. And on top of all of this, our braintrust gets out of a easy game with Louisville to play Boise State! We’re going to get dismembered on national TV, then get our butts handed to us again by South Carolina the next week. The program is in complete disarray, with the inmates running the asylum. Instead of an apology, we get the same non-specific, hollow comments from our deadpan leader. Stop the madness now!

Camden Mark

January 2nd, 2011
7:57 pm

The fire and passion left with VanGorder, along with the “D”

Gary

January 2nd, 2011
8:00 pm

2007 here’s what you had:
1- Great qb (hello Mason or Lemay)
2- 1 rb like Moreno (what up ealey)
3- excellent run defense (need some juco guys)

Scott

January 2nd, 2011
8:02 pm

Most problems trace to 1st year starter at QB, #11 Murray.

S.E. Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
8:03 pm

You know, I’m sorry, but Stacey Searles has demonstrated that he can mold a veteran line. He did that at LSU and his first year at Georgia. His job is to teach technique and what each man is supposed to do on any given play. He can’t help if his men can’t move the opposing man in front. That part falls on someone elses shoulders.

Mr. Singlinlington

January 2nd, 2011
8:03 pm

The series described above was not poor playcalling or poor personel choices Bill. They gave up on the drive after the sack. Gave up. If the coaches can give up…Why can’t the players?

Richt and Bobo need to find their balls again. What happened to the “No Huddle” that was one of the reasons Richt was hired in the first place? Oh it burned us once so it was shelved. It worked by keeping constant pressure on the other team.

The play calling and decision making in game displays no faith in players that those very same coaches recruited! W.T.F?

Jay

January 2nd, 2011
8:04 pm

Richt’s 43-3 when he gets a 100 yard risher at tailback.

Last 3 SEC winners won by running the ball well, as in 220 to 280 yards a game.

That needs to be the gameplan.

Stop throwing the ball so much, let’s change the identity and offensive strategy to what’s working.

Camden Mark

January 2nd, 2011
8:04 pm

2007 what you didn’t have, coaching.That team had NC potential and our “coach’s” mucked it up.What a waste!

Big Harry

January 2nd, 2011
8:04 pm

THIS IS ALL RICHT’S FAULT:

He has shown no desire to work with this kids and move them forward, to mold them into better people and players.

He has shown a desire for “continuity” and I guess that means he feels its going to be okay to do more of the same except talk about it differently.

Goodbye Mark Richt – don’t forget to sell your house on Lake Hartwell when you leave…AMF!

Mr. Singlinlington

January 2nd, 2011
8:05 pm

Scott …did you watch UGA play at all this year?

James in Athens

January 2nd, 2011
8:06 pm

Next year UGA will be lucky to go 6-6. There will be plenty
of empty seats by Coastal Carolina which is only the 3rd game
of the season. Why wait– cut a deal to get Richt out and just
start over in 2011. Kick off the Kings, etc on the team now and
let’s get some guys in here that want to play for UGA… That
Miller Kid for UCF(Woodstock, Ga) grew up a Dogs fan but
our Coaches Im sure said he was too small– Our Coaches are
not good judges of people or talent. Give me a Kid with heart
and some brains(See David Pollock) and they will out play these
overrated 4 and 5 star players most of the time.

Jay

January 2nd, 2011
8:06 pm

McGarity and Richt disagree about whather the team gave energy & effort. It was a 4 point game, 2 terrific defenses, and Murray came up short again, but it wasn’t because the team lacked effort. Defense and special teams played great, offense just couldn’t convert into td’s.

rawdawg49

January 2nd, 2011
8:07 pm

Richt needs to go – hopefully by resigning, but if necessary he needs to be fired. He lost control of this team at least 3 seasons ago, and it is impossible for him to get it back. I was a huge fan of his; but no longer.

Scott

January 2nd, 2011
8:07 pm

Murray, in his 13th start, against the 50th ranked pass defense, can’t score a td, and throws 2 interceptions, 12 carries for 4 yards, and 6 sacks.

edumacated

January 2nd, 2011
8:08 pm

Everybody on here knows we are going to be forced to watch another train wreck next year. Nothing can change that. If Richt was capable of turning this around, then he never would have let it happen to begin with. It’s one thing to lose…..all coaches have bad years, but it is another thing to watch a team play with no heart or desire. The Bulldogs play like Richt looks and sounds, tired and disinterested.

dawgster

January 2nd, 2011
8:08 pm

Have to agree with an above post…King needs to be dismissed, we can’t count on him anyway, so start showing the players that you mean business…My opinion of this coaching staff unfortunately changed at the Liberty Bowl and unprepared we were…worst coaching job i have seen from my dawgs,,,it appears that not only do we lack the right coaches, but also the right players…I’m not going to give up, but unitl this team and coaching staff show me somthing i will doubt any success…i’m also worrid about recruiting right now, as this team needs some players….We have let alot get away and i’m afraid they saw first hand the coaching they would get at UGA…Of course the players that really believe in the dawgs will commit, but others i’m afraid are going to be afraid of what will happen with our coaches…Can you blame them…

Michael

January 2nd, 2011
8:11 pm

Review 2006, or 2001. Bad years for Richt. Followed them with amazing years in 2002 & 2007. He needs to go back to whatever he did there to turn it around so fast.

But yeah, he’s more than capable, he’s already proven he can do it, twice, in both 2002 & 2007.

dawgster

January 2nd, 2011
8:12 pm

@S.E. Dawg…I agree Coach Searles has shown the ability in the past, but who gets the blame for this mess…the players, perhaps, our evaluation of talent, perhaps…we let a very good lineman from Clarke Central go to Tenn without even offering…what is the problem…we can’t seem to run block, of course some of that has to do with our RB’s, i will agree, but our O-Line and D-Lines are our problems..until that is fixed we will continue to see sthe same results…

Jerry

January 2nd, 2011
8:14 pm

Richt or McGarity couldn’t care less what a bunch of bloggers think about his skills. They have never coached an SEC team, they have never fixed a program, so they arn’t qualified to say, with any credibility, how to fix it.

AthDawg

January 2nd, 2011
8:15 pm

After a VERY disappointing loss, a few questions come to mind:
1. Richt’s first few years he ran an energetic, no huddle offense. He then put it on the rack and has never implemented it again even occassionally to disrupt a defense or change the pace of a game. Why?
2. Football is a game of high energy, emotion and motivation. Players are now showing the same lack of enthusiasm that Richt is portraying on the sidelines. Sure, there is a time to be calm. The last 2 minutes before the half and before the end of the game are when you are to show the calming effect to your players. Otherwise, you need to be highly motivating, enthusiastic and energetic. Richtshows none of these characteristics before or during a game and it his teams have adopted that characteristic. I heard that Richt even told Grantham to “cool down his emotions” on the sidelines after the first game. Richt should run a business with his calm demeanor, but it is not what we need as a football team lacking fire and desire.
3. Coach Richts seems to throw in the towel before half time of every game when UGA has the ball back with less than a minute to play. 3 games come to mind…Kentucky, Auburn and UCF. Why wouldnt you utilize your excellent TE’s and WR’s with under a minute to play before a half? Running out the clock shows no motivation and a lack of aggressiveness that the other team senses. Where is the “finish the drill” in his attutude with time still on the clock before the half? Auburn sensed this and went for our jugular with an onside kick after we downed the ball with time left just before the half.
4. Where is some imagination and creative play calling like other SEC teams provide at least once a game. Ga’s playcalling has become so vanilla it’s like watching high schoo lfootball. We need a “change”alright. A CHANGE in playcalling, emotion, desire, enthusiasm, aggresiveness, motivating the players, coaching our players up and holding EACH coach accountable. This starts at the top.I’m sick of Richt being so vague. I personally want to know EXACTLY what changes this muti-million dollar program is going to make.

Vince

January 2nd, 2011
8:16 pm

Murray ha splayed his last game as a starting UGA QB, thankfully. So there’s hiope UGA fans. Lemay is terrific, and Mason owns all the records for QB’s in Georgia. UGA’s in great shape. Got a lot of confidence in Lemay, Mason, Ealey, T. King, Charles, Grantham, etc. Sic em’.

Georgia Saturdays...Built Smartcar Tough™

January 2nd, 2011
8:17 pm

“Call Katharyn”

*ring*….*ring*….

“Hello?”

“Hey, honey!….say, ‘GO DAWGS!’ ”

…..

…..

*snort*…..*click*

“Honey?”

dawgster

January 2nd, 2011
8:17 pm

Michael..i agree Coach Richt has shown he is capable, but he seems to be different, can put my finger on it, but something just doesn’t seem to right….It took a call-in show lady to ask Coach Richt why he didn’t lead his team out to start the game…I know that doesn’t sound like much, but it shows leadership…I hate to say this, but alot of things with Coach Richt seemed to change after the end-zone celebration against fla in 07…Maybe i’m wrong, but the team is not responding to him or his fellow coaches…I hope he can correct it as i respect him greatly, and wish him the best, but right now there is nothing that this staff has shown me that makes me believe, but i will keep supporting the team…go dawgs

David77Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
8:18 pm

CMR needs to step and make changes like Dabo just did at Clemson! But I have NO reason to believe that CMR has the guts to man up and make the necessary changes!

Tony

January 2nd, 2011
8:18 pm

Great job Coach Richt, started 1-4, went on a 5-2 run to make a Bowl, good job. Best coaching job yet, to turn it around mid-season.

LakeDawg

January 2nd, 2011
8:18 pm

JohnnyCanada is absolutely right. CMR doesn’t know how to turn it around. He is just flailing around now hoping (praying?) for a miracle. I think he has completely lost the team. There is no focus or plan. The players receive no guidance on how to prepare like champions or really know what the team is trying to accomplish as far as their identity is concerned. Are they a hard-nosed physical team that bases their passing game off of the run? Or are they a throw it every down team? Is their goal to stop the run? Or is it to blitz every other play and cause turnovers? The team changes its approach from game to game or from quarter to quarter on a whim. Until the coaching staff decides what kind of team they want and then communicate it to the players, UGA can’t begin to start to implement a plan to get better. CMR has been feeling the heat for the better part of three years and hasn’t even began to turn it around. Odds are against it happening next year.

David77Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
8:19 pm

While Bobo is a good quarterback coach, he is NOT a good O.C.!

crusher dawg

January 2nd, 2011
8:19 pm

This is a sad, sad time for UGA football. Something has to be done. It’s sad that our program has come down to this level. Something must be done and done now.

Ponte Vedra Dog

January 2nd, 2011
8:21 pm

crusher, you are right. It is just sad and pathetic. And it appears we will suffer through at least one more year of it.

Tony

January 2nd, 2011
8:22 pm

Bill-

this article asks the wrong question. The right question is: why did UGA go 6-7? The answer, is Aaron Murray. The question is, is Aaron Murray capable of making the changes needed at UGA? The answer is “No”.

Vince Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
8:22 pm

Hell NO !!!

Best Change would be to Can his sorry A$$ !

J Clay

January 2nd, 2011
8:23 pm

How bout those basketball Dawgs? Time to get out and support Coach Fox as I assume this will be his last year in Athens once we make the Big Dance….Big SEC opener against UK next Saturday…

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

January 2nd, 2011
8:24 pm

Not no, but hell no. Its time to clean house. What a freaking embarrassemnet to our program and conference. Send Caleb King back to wherever in the hell he came from. Send Rambo too. Cornelius Washington came in at 7am on thursday morning when he had a midnight curfew. Only reason he didnt get in trouble is the coaches thought he had just gotten up early. And what a gutless call on 4th and 1 from the 2. Only reason i say keep Richt is to see if he can land Crowell. If he cant, fire his arse the day after signing day. Hire Skip Holtz

Sammy

January 2nd, 2011
8:24 pm

Bunch of wimps. Richt finally had a losing season and fans cry like it’s the end of the world.

25 years of coaching, 1 losing season, get over it, develop some expectations that have a sound basis.

Florida went 7-6. Texas had a terrible year. UGA went 6-7. All had a new QB.

dawgster

January 2nd, 2011
8:25 pm

Jay…agree the dawgs need a gameplan…a running game would be great, but did you see this years results, although we gave up on too early many times…Again…i will say no SEC football program should have 4th and inches, inches that is on the 2 yard line and be afraid to try and get those inche…worst case is you give the other team the ball backed up to their endzone..Does Coach Richt have no confidence that his team can’t get a few inches…Would have changed the whole game in my opinion, but lets take the 3…you drive 95+ yards and are happy with 3 when you are 6-6 in the liberty bowl against UCF, who is a good team, but this is the SEC, you should be able to get a few inches from your O-line and you RB…

buzzBelle

January 2nd, 2011
8:25 pm

RomeDawg- This isn’t Georgia Tech where they settle for “moral victories”. At least Ga Tech HAS morals. If I were you, I would look at your own program instead of attempting to measure up to us – because THAT will never happen! Football isn’t just about the wins, its also about how you accept both wins and losses, and everybody sees how UGA handles both!

kIRK

January 2nd, 2011
8:25 pm

I GUARANTEE YOU MCGARITY WILL NOT FIRE RICHT THIS YEAR, HE’D BE AN IDIOT TO FIRE THE TOP 5 WINNINGEST COACH. HE’S NOT AN IDIOT.

BeachDawg

January 2nd, 2011
8:26 pm

Jerry-

I agree completely that CMR or Mcgarity could care less about what a bunch of bloggers think but i bet McGarity cares a lot about getting my check and many of these other bloggers check by Feb 15. For me, if McGarity makes a change i will gladly writer the check. if not change, no check. That is how our voice can be heard…through our wallets because that is truly all they care about.

Brooksdawg

January 2nd, 2011
8:27 pm

HUGE DAWG FAN HERE—but Richt “can’t see the forest for the trees”. The players quit on him after he didn’t allow them to finish the drill.

Jay

January 2nd, 2011
8:27 pm

Richt made the right move on 4th and 1.

Georgia had lost all 6 games, where the other team scored first, it was important to get points, score first, build some confidence early.

Camden Mark

January 2nd, 2011
8:27 pm

I’m an old fart, played, been watching football a long time,I know a poorly coached team when I see one and brother UGA is as poorly coached out of shape undisiplined CFB team as I have ever seen in my lifetime. I got a good (bad) laugh out of some of my gater fan friends down here when they watched a game with me and I called most (80%) of our offense for the whole game.If I can, you can bet your a$$ a good collage DC can, as they have been doing for the last few years.

big root

January 2nd, 2011
8:28 pm

Fire Mike Bobo and go to the pros for your next OC, strength & conditioning coach, & maybe start hitting each other in practice we might get a lot tougher and start looking for contact in games.Rambo,Smith,Hamilton & Boykin are all scared of contact and they can’t cover WR’s catch the ball on them all the time. Aaron Murray is not the answer at QB and get the players to go full speed on every play because Boise State Will Play Hard On Every Down Even Trick Plays

edumacated

January 2nd, 2011
8:29 pm

I think it’s all just to big of a mess to pin on one coach, technique, or philosophy. O-line can’t block, backs can’t break tackles, D-line is undersized, middle linbackers can’t get off a block to save their life, secondary is out of position constantly. Lets face it, our QB is talented, but he seems to get rattled at the worst times and is inconsistant ( that should get better with time though). It’s a big crap sandwich for sure. When was the last time the Dawgs did anything unpredictable? Instead, Richt is the poster boy of predictability.

Doug

January 2nd, 2011
8:29 pm

Give Richt the benefit of the doubt. He’s done this a few times already and had a top 10 teams nearly 20 times since 1985. If he doesn’t imporve the number of wins in 2011, make a change, but if he gets more than 6 wins, he’s fine.

Pawlie

January 2nd, 2011
8:30 pm

Get rid of Murray, put in a new QB, and you go 9-4 next year. No sweat Dogs.

LakeDawg

January 2nd, 2011
8:31 pm

Camden Mark…..I agree completely. Uga has talent. Just no coaching. Our recruiting has dipped the last two years and that might leave us a few players short of Bama or Florida, but we still have plenty of talent to win 9-10 games. However, if we keep this staff, not only will UGA not have the coaching, but the talent level will drop and the next coach will have a major rebuilding job on his hands. Unlike Richt, who was left with a lot of talent by Donnan.

I HATE IT...

January 2nd, 2011
8:31 pm

I really do, because when a coaching change is made you could end up like TENN –worse off now than they were. On the other hand, what had Pumpkin Man really done lately?? I hate to go through this again –and I really thought Richt could get things back on track, but after watching those pitiful Dawgs on Sat I really think the only thing we can hope for now is McGarity makes the right hire next yr. I really do believe Richt is on his last leg.

Chuck

January 2nd, 2011
8:32 pm

McGarity will lose all credibility if he doesn’t force Richt’s hand. If he refuses to dump Bozo, Searels, and any other of the under-achieving assistant coaches who are killing this program, Richt doesn’t deserve to be at the helm of this program. Florida hires Charlie Weis to run their new offense, and we won’t run Bozo out of here on a rail? That pretty much sums up the disparity in these programs.
I love Richt’s character, but it is time for a change–and NOT from within.

Brooksdawg

January 2nd, 2011
8:32 pm

Jay–I disagree. Look at the body language of the team after that field goal. Also–he doesn’t lose with a 100 yrd rusher–yet was pass happy.

the koolaid pitcher has run dry

January 2nd, 2011
8:33 pm

Orcel

January 2nd, 2011
8:33 pm

My prediction for UGA’s next coach: Urban Meyer.

After a year away from the game his health will return
and he’ll miss coaching and get tired of being a talking
head for ESPN.

The stage will be set. Look what Spurrier did for South
Carolina.

Lilburn Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
8:34 pm

As I said before, Richt is not capable of fixing the problems of this team because he IS the problem. His initial teams had success because they had been coached by ‘old school’ methods before Richt arrived and played with heart and effort. Then after Richt had been here about 3-4 years all of these players had left and new players arrived year after year and assumed his mild personality. And it has continued. Richt made the statement that “who would have predicted the losses in this season?”. Well, he was the only one who could not see them coming.

He is just not a very good coach overall. Period. He really isn’t. And his heart is just not in it nor is his mind. He seems lost and misplaced on the sidelines for the last few years. Like he really doesn’t want to be there. I think the desire for coaching is out of his blood now.

Why would A. J. want to stick around and be part of this same mess next year? He, no doubt, wants to dissociate himself from this mess.

If Richt is allowed to remain one more year, it will be worse next year and like the writer of the Macon.com sports article said……..if he remains then McGarity is only delaying what needs to be done and he will surely do it at this time next year. We’d all be better off if he would go ahead and rid this team of the entire coaching staff now. The sooner something is done that will enable this team to show improvement the better. Otherwise next year will be a repeat of this year if not worse.

joe taxpayer

January 2nd, 2011
8:34 pm

I’m not even angrey;I’m just indifferent. Really do not care until CMR is gone.

I HATE IT...

January 2nd, 2011
8:35 pm

Doug, I disagree. I believe 7 wins may not be enough — it will likely be an 8-win min next yr for Richt to buy himself more time.

Camden Mark

January 2nd, 2011
8:35 pm

As I said earlier, think Bill Cowher would take a stab at coaching a CFB team.Wishful thinking

680 Belue

January 2nd, 2011
8:36 pm

You Richt haters nver threw a wet football in your life.. You know nothing about football. We were 10 plays away from being undefeated.

GODAWGS

January 2nd, 2011
8:37 pm

It is what it is and Stacy Searels, Mike Bobo and Marc Richt must go. And if McGarity doesn’t do it then he should be on the road as well. Richt couldn’t coach ants to build an ant hill!!!!!

dawgster

January 2nd, 2011
8:38 pm

@Jay…tell me of the following SEC coaches that would have settled for 3 when you are 4th and inches, inches on the 2 yard line….Saban, Meyer, Mullen, Miles(we all know the answer to that one), Spurrier…The players wanted to…what you tell them is ok show me what you can do, its on you…How bad do you want it…show me…sorry but i can’t agree with you on that one for several reasons, yes maybe somewhere else on the field or playing in a huge bowl game, but at 6-6 what’s the harm…on the 2 yard line, where if you don’t get it you have the other team backed up to their endzone and where anything can happen…but i guess when you are 6-6 you play it safe…just can’t agree, but you make good points…

I HATE IT...

January 2nd, 2011
8:38 pm

Orcel, I hope you are wrong, because Dan Mullen made Meyer look good. Look at FLORIDA’s offense since Mullen left –Heck, Mullen even beat FLA @ FLA with MUCH less talent from MissSt! Meyer got out because he knew he was in trouble.

big root

January 2nd, 2011
8:39 pm

power football. does UGA have a weight room we no they don’t have a OC or DC go back to a 4-3 defense your LB’s are to big and slow Morant,Smith,Washington,Robinson are all DE’s they should be played as such

Camden Mark

January 2nd, 2011
8:40 pm

10 plays away against who?Colorado? No excuse for this demise.If I performed like this in my business I would expect to be fired

JB

January 2nd, 2011
8:41 pm

The next 72 hours will tell the tale in Athens….McGarity may not pull the trigger, but Richt can’t be isolated from National Chatter on what a complete joke this program has become Does he resign?….I got news for the folks defending him AS A COACH ( We all know he’s a great person), does your boss care what you did 4 years ago? 6? The answer is NO. This didn’t happen this year. It’s been a 3 year slide. The other SEC schools/fans are in shock he’s coming back.

I HATE IT...

January 2nd, 2011
8:41 pm

680 Belue, you’re funny. Unless you REALLY thought this 6-7 team was 10 plays away from playing in the NC, then you are stupid.

LakeDawg

January 2nd, 2011
8:43 pm

Nightmare scenario: CMR wins 8 games next year with Florida being one of them and then wins the Gator bowl against an overmatched Big 10 team. The UGA administration sees “significant improvement” and extends Richt’s contract. Please, if CMR isn’t going to win 10 games next year and play in Atlanta, let him have another 6-7 season. I don’t think I can take another 3-4 years of Goof/Donnan mediocrity.

Jiggy Smaha

January 2nd, 2011
8:44 pm

When Vince Dooley wanted to give Jim Donnan one more year, Michael Adams asked him “If we retain Coach Donnan, are we likely to be having this same conversation this time next year.” When Dooley admitted the answer was yes, Adams insisted that Donnan be fired.
It pains me to say it, but we will most certainly be having this same conversation next November.

GODAWGS

January 2nd, 2011
8:44 pm

Caamden Mark – you are right on. In the real world we have to perform at the level we are hired to do or we are out the door. Why not coaches and staff?

I HATE IT...

January 2nd, 2011
8:47 pm

Jiggy Smaha, Not sure how you got your quotes from Adams & Dooleys’ conversation… but I do believe we will be in this same spot next yr.

Randy

January 2nd, 2011
8:47 pm

http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20110101/ARTICLES/110109937/1153?Title=Muschamp-adds-2-retains-3-to-staff-Weis-confirmed

It seems Florida is still in the running for Kirby Smart.

Tuesday or Wednesday should be an interesting day for Georgia fans let alone Gator fans.

ugafan

January 2nd, 2011
8:48 pm

I to am a bit discouraged about how our team is playing, but firing Mark Richt is not the answer. I think Tennesse found out that they were to hastey when they got rid of Phil Fulmer, he led his team to a national championship and some sec titles, but people started getting ansy with him because he had a few tough years. The dawgs have had a few tough years but they will recover. What we need to do is stop fussin and start supporting our team and coaches. You don’t help a coach by putting unlimited stress and pressure upon him, you help him when you support him. He’s down. Don’t kick a man when he’s down. Help him up!

milledgeville dawg

January 2nd, 2011
8:49 pm

As a booster in football and basketball, I have always been a Richt supporter. However no more, we need a change. Lets go ahead and do it.

UGAgrad71

January 2nd, 2011
8:49 pm

I would rather see UGA recruit 2 and 3 star players with some fire and a desire to put on a helmet with G on the side. But then, if they aren’t “coached up” it does not matter how many stars they rated coming out of high school.

Camden Mark

January 2nd, 2011
8:49 pm

Jim was a pretty darn good coach, leave him outa this.Richts best years were with his players

dawg fans...really?

January 2nd, 2011
8:50 pm

Of course Coach Richt has the IQ and coaching ability to turn this around. Every great coach has encountered a rough patch in their legacy. Unfortunately most Dawg fans underestimated how a new QB and a new defense could limit the program’s success this season. The fact is most educated fans predicted that 2010 would be a rebuilding year for the Dawgs and that was before AJ’s suspension. Clearly there is a glaring need for a new gamebreaker at tailback. Murray is legit and he will have more than enough weapons to control defenses next year. I believe Mark Richt is the man to bring the next SEC title to Athens. I agree that he needs to re-install the no huddle offense. He needs to sign at least 5 or 6 of the remaining in state targets for the 2011 class. He has what it takes to win big at UGA.

JB

January 2nd, 2011
8:50 pm

By the way…..don’t worry. He won’t be wondering how to feed his family. He’ll ask them which Island they want to go to for 2 weeks to decompress. He’s got 5-6 mil in the bank and 5-6 coming to him.

dogcrapdog

January 2nd, 2011
8:50 pm

what the hell is that smell…oh gosh you stepped in dog crap

Richie

January 2nd, 2011
8:50 pm

it cracks me up that people have answers for everything wrong with the football program but the statium was half empty.If u want a new coach then come up with the 4 or 5 millon to pay the guy!!!!!!
I think not!!!!!!!!

gadawgs

January 2nd, 2011
8:51 pm

No he cannot fix it. He needs to be removed of his responsibilities immediately. Mr. McGarity I hope you listen and care what alums, fans and supporters have to say about the state of our beloved program. You need to make a change now. We have been on a downward trend for the last three years and one more year is not going to right the ship. This ship has sailed and we need a new captain.

JB

January 2nd, 2011
8:52 pm

Dawg fans…really…..It’s not that simple…….This team and staff have been coming off the tracks for three years. The problems are deep and complicated.

ScreaminDawg

January 2nd, 2011
8:52 pm

They all gotta go…why waste next year.

Pawlie

January 2nd, 2011
8:52 pm

Good things the UGA AD didn’t listen to fans in 2006. Richt turned it around with a heck of arun in 2007, finishshing #2 in the country, proving every negative “fan” wrong.

I’d suggest the AD ignore fans who have no experience coaching a football team.

Chuck

January 2nd, 2011
8:53 pm

2 changes:
1- Give the football to Christian Lemay
2- Hand the ball to Ealey 57 times a game.

Ratsnake

January 2nd, 2011
8:54 pm

When I watch other teams play (even bad ones), I see offensive lines moving people off the ball. In the past three years, I’ve seen our offensive line blow assignment after assignment. Every once in a while, I’ll see them really open up a hole, but for the most part our line has not gotten one bit better over the last three years…….and if your line can’t block, you’re not going to win consistently. Our offensive line coach (Searels) needs to be held accountable for this.

UGAKev

January 2nd, 2011
8:54 pm

I was all for giving coach richt another year richt UNTIL that 4th and inches field goal friday. I understand that coach richt is going to be back next year and have accepted it but its hard to swallow the fact unless we grab all of the 5 star players like ray drew and isiah crowell on february 3rd and get a top recruiting class that we lacked last year, then its going to be maybe a 5 win season next season. Although I am believing now that coach richt will not get the job done for us anymore the only decision we have now is to ride out the storm and try to get this historic recruiting class. If we fired richt now it is too late to get a GRADE A coach we deserve so now we have to pray all those great recruits from georgia break towards us instead of alabama , auburn , tennessee, and Florida. If not, then Richt chances go down to about 5% next year of making it through the year. GO DAWGS!!!

SID

January 2nd, 2011
8:54 pm

will be in the same position this time next year…..what should we do……in the meantime, the real tier one programs in the SEC are/have made necessary changes. Sorry to say it but UGA has fallen to tier 2 level in the SEC

Dawg89

January 2nd, 2011
8:54 pm

That’s a negative ghostrider, the pattern is full.

JB

January 2nd, 2011
8:54 pm

TCU was impressive. I bet most of those guys were 2 and 3 star with a few 4 stars mixed in.
They WANTED to play football and win. Their coach’s gave them a chance.

boots

January 2nd, 2011
8:56 pm

There was a moment in the Liberty Bowl when we called time-out late in the fourth qtr. on defense. (Even though think the clock had been stopped when the CF player went out of bounds. Grantham was yelling at the defense and calling plays, but CMR stood there with a blank stare. No passion. I might be reading too much in to this moment, but I thought then (and still do) that it was symptomatic of our leadership – or the lack thereof.

Can Richt make the changes necessary? Weren’t we having this same discussion last year?

I am a big Richt fan. I really am. However, we have a tough schedule next year, and I don’t see where any new ideas are flowing out of the staff. If they had them, why weren’t they rolled out already? Why does it take the KICKER to call out the team for lack of effort. Why does Bobo get to skate when his play calling sucks?

Justin

January 2nd, 2011
8:56 pm

Richt’s avewraged 9.6 wins a seaoson.

That’s bad?

For real?

I HATE IT...

January 2nd, 2011
8:58 pm

ugafan, It’s not that Richt is a bad coach, but he has made several mistakes that have put GEORGIA where it is. First he hired Martinez as VanGorder’s replacement, and we all know how good VanGorder is (I think the Falcons are 13-3). Then he stopped running the offense (I think we all know how good of an offensive mind Richt is). He has also allowed someone (don’t think we can pin all of this on Gardner) evaluate talent, which that ’smoeone’ has done a very poor job of recruiting real FOOTBALL players. Our team is VERY undersized compared to ALA, SCar, AU, etc. It’s hard for a 5′8″ 180lb CB to tackle a 6′4″ 235lb WR. Do you think RIcht can fix these problems by next season?? I don’t.

JB

January 2nd, 2011
8:58 pm

Every player on that team will know that Richt will be fired next year. Doing the same thing and expecting different results will not work, because words and re shuffling the chairs on the deck won’t work in the SEC

LakeDawg

January 2nd, 2011
9:00 pm

ugafan….nice sentiment, but UGA traditionally gives coaches more time than any other program. Hell, they gave Goof 7 years. If CMR continued to underachieve with 9-10 win years and no championships,you would hear some grumbling, but no hint of him being in trouble. But to go 8-5 and then 6-7 is horrible. Uga has the potential to be and aspires to be a major player in the SEC. That was the reason CMR was hired in the first place. If we accepted mediocrity, we could have kept Donnan.

Camden Mark

January 2nd, 2011
9:01 pm

Tier 2?Heck we are laying in an alley all dirty and unshaven sharing a bottle of mad dog with Vandy and Kentucky.No longer even relevent.

Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
9:01 pm

Meyer to Ga.???- what in the world are you smoking???

old dawg fan

January 2nd, 2011
9:01 pm

All major corporations that are “decreasing in profits and performance” evaluate their management team, make changes and adjustments and normally remove/add personnel-especially when “decline” has been going on for a few years and there is a “clear” pattern.
UGA Football is a “huge business”!!!! Numbers don’t lie-We have had a declining football program the last 4 years. Let me make sure I understand this-Richt is going to keep the same people that have gotten him (UGA Football) to this point????? McGarrity and Adams surely won’t allow this!!!!! If they do then they should be replaced as well.
It is time to turn this “ship around” replace CMR and his entire staff and start moving in a “positive manner”. If you have a problem you don’t keep doing the same things!!! Pitiful what UGA Football has become.

Justin

January 2nd, 2011
9:02 pm

Auburn proved that the key is to get a winner at QB.

Lemay is THAT guy.

Gerry

January 2nd, 2011
9:03 pm

Alabama turned it all around after a bad season by getting a JUCO NT named Cody.

Let’s go get a Mountain JUCO NT.

JB

January 2nd, 2011
9:03 pm

McGarity, who I don’t think has the power to fire Richt, new on the job, Has LOST the Alumni.
Adams is the guy. All powerful. Stands alone. Unlike Auburn, there is no “mafia” to get Richt out. This is what happened. McGarity called Adams Sunday and said. “Sir, it’s bad. Real Bad. What do you think”? Adams say’s. ” stay the course”.

I HATE IT...

January 2nd, 2011
9:03 pm

Justin, UGA is 14-12 in it’s last 2-seasons. Really.

Stevie Wonder

January 2nd, 2011
9:04 pm

Everyone, including me, can see we will have a coaching change after next year. Why would a recruit join us now? We are already wasting next year.

Producer

January 2nd, 2011
9:04 pm

Georgia has never been a steady top ten team. If it hadn’t been for the best college football player in the history of the planet playing for them for three years from 79-81, they’d still be a under performing disappointment. Herschel gave us the idea that we could be a great team but it never happened after he left. Having said that, we were expected to be one of the greats from then on. Can you say delusions of grandeur? LSU, Alabama, Florida, Florida State and Auburn have always performed for the most part. What is it about the Dawgs that they are coming up short?
If Richt had the answer to that, he’d deserve to come back. There’s no way in hell that man should still have his job this time next year. If he does, fans will abandon him in droves. Boot his worthless butt out of here!

Gadawg

January 2nd, 2011
9:04 pm

The changes should start by revoking Caleb King’s scholarship. He’s a knucklehead…and lazy to boot!

Denver Dog

January 2nd, 2011
9:04 pm

…in a word, NO. Richt needs to go, sorry.

tERRY

January 2nd, 2011
9:05 pm

RICHT MGHT HAVE TO FIRE BOBO SOON, LIKE THIS WEEK, TO COUNTER FLORIDA’S MOVE. BUT HE’D BE SMART TO WAIT UNTIL THE PAPER’S ARE SIGNED.

Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
9:06 pm

Pawlie I agree with you.

GatorBait 18-3

January 2nd, 2011
9:06 pm

I’ve told ya’ll for 2 years you needed to get rid of Richt. In the SEC, Richt is about the 8-9 best coach behind Meyer (Muschamp), Saban, Miles, Mullen, Peternio, Auburn coach Chinzue????,
Nutt, Dooley, Spurrier. Do you seriously think any of the schools these coach represent would want Mark Richt————-NOT.

Can’t wait to see Charlie Weis’s offense go against Todd Grantham defense. It won’t be pretty, but it will finally get rid of Richt.

icedawg

January 2nd, 2011
9:06 pm

I’ve said it on a couple of other blogs, Yes Vicky. The problems are systemic. Talent at a number of key positions has been overrated for a few years. The talent that we have did not fit the defensive scheme introduced by the new defensive coordinator. For some reason the Junkyard Dawg mentality left the locker room a few years ago and has not returned. The change in uniform colors during certain games did not change the way the Dogs have played, a superficial attempt at adding something extra. The defense for the past three years has not sustained any tenacity. The hope of the Stafford-Moreno years was built around a few players. They played well at times but never good enough to get the job done against the Gators. That era was underwhelming to say the least. Coach Bobo is a Georgia man but is he the best man for that particular job at this time? When Brian VanGorder left it seemed that we lost more than a coach, we lost someone who could motivate. BVG is probably not a head coach but he was a huge positive influence on the team just like Erk Russell was during the Dooley years. They brought an intangible dimension to the teams that they coached. You will not find a more respectable man than Mark Richt and he has a very good offensive mind. But I do not know if he is a great head coach for this reason, that apart from VanGorder, he has struggled in finding excellent assistant coaches. Compare him to a Saban or an Meyer who definitely have had excellent AC’s on staff. Richt’s selection of AC’s is suspect. They may be ok or good, but they are not performing at the highest level nor are their players. The Dawgs have some good players even now. SEC Championship or NC players? Probably not collectively as a team now. If the last two years are any indication of the direction and momentum of this program, I do not see a drastic change in the making. And because of that I have a hard time believing the words of the AD saying, “I get it.” In spite of that, “God DAWGS!”

Justin

January 2nd, 2011
9:07 pm

Yep, it’s simple.

Let Lemay run this team, like Cam Newton did.

Let Ealey run it 50 times a game.

Go get a JUCO Nosetackle like Mt. Cody for the 3-4 to improve the 3-4 rush defense fast.

MontyP

January 2nd, 2011
9:08 pm

I supported MR up to this point. He has to go. He looked no different on the sidelines this year than the disinterested Urban Meyer did at Florida. Urban admitted his heart was not in it anymore and stepped aside. Time for MR to do the same. He will never have the guts to fire Bobo and Searels and that needed to happen a long time ago. Why delay the inevitable. The AD needs to make it happen now and bring in Mike Leach. I had it with MR when the Dawgs went 96 yards on the opening drive and on 4th and 5 inches at the 2 yard line he did not even hesitate to send the field goal team out. He took the wind out the team with that completely gutless decision. What a joke! This game was the worst effort I have seen by a Georgia team since I can remember following the team in the mid 70’s. That says a lot. MR has to go!!!!

Made famous by Herschel

January 2nd, 2011
9:08 pm

Still think the Dawgs were a few bounces away from winning it all.

ROFL

Change you can believe in....

January 2nd, 2011
9:11 pm

CMR think he’s Obama reincarnated?

JB

January 2nd, 2011
9:11 pm

Looks like he’s coming back. My Bulldog club Spring event dropped last year to about 200, from about 500 the year before. I don’t expect 100 this year. What will make the next year tough, if this class blows up on him. You better bet we’ve got 5-6 commits out of this group that everyone wants, and you can bet, in our rivals minds, they are fair game again. Don’t get on a sinking ship they’ll be told……

Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
9:11 pm

GatorBait 18-3 In my opinion Urban Meyer did the worst coaching job of any major school coach in America this year. Even worse than Richt.

GatorBait 18-3

January 2nd, 2011
9:13 pm

Coach Dooley

I agree, a least he is

JC Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
9:13 pm

Longtime supporter of ugh and rich, but no more, the loss and uninspired bowl game was the end for me.

Dirty Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
9:14 pm

Richt time at UGA has come and gone. The players love Richt because CMR is passive and make excuses for them. If I was a 5-Star recruit, I would not sign with Georgia.

Breaking News

January 2nd, 2011
9:14 pm

Richt is out, press conference in athens at 11am.

BoroDawg

January 2nd, 2011
9:15 pm

What a wasted season for the Dawgs! Coach Richt needs to demote Bobo to quarterback coach since GA has become so predictable on plays. They need go out and hire Ralph Freidgen who is a offensive genius. This would solve one of GA serious problems.

Potatodawg

January 2nd, 2011
9:15 pm

CMR cannot turn things around, he has built a passive, easy going,no edge, no sense of ergency culture. The team has no fire and will not play hard for him. That’s why he kick’s a field goal on the 2 yard line. He cannot change the culture because the team has taken on his personality. He does not inspire

marietta dawg

January 2nd, 2011
9:15 pm

I still believe Richt deserves one more year. The 2011 season will leave no unanswered questions. I hesitate to call for his job right now, because even the best coaches have had losing seasons. Paterno has had 5 losing seasons and it took him 17 seasons to win his first national championship. I think UGA is at a dangerous crossroads. If we adopt a “win now no matter what” mentality, we run the risk of turning into Auburn. A school that has mortgaged every ounce of respect ever obtained for one chance to stop playing second fiddle to Bama. We are much, much better than that.

Call Bull..

January 2nd, 2011
9:16 pm

..on richt is out post, no way, UGA doesn’t have the balls to cut him loose short of finding another set of red panties.

Producer

January 2nd, 2011
9:17 pm

Agreed. We got beat by the equivalent of a minor league football team. Don’t care who their coach was, that alone was a school disgrace and enough to run him out of town today.

JB

January 2nd, 2011
9:17 pm

I think Adams and McGarity, like Obama, are isolated. I think they have staff sniffing their butts telling what they want to hear. Whens the last time you saw a Q&A session with Adams and say Schultz,Bradley, Barnhart, ESPN…….Maybe presidents of Universities don’t talk to reporters, But What I’ve seen this year, Friday, the last three years…IS NEWS !

I am the Monkey on CMR's back.

January 2nd, 2011
9:17 pm

I get so tired of hearing the number of wins “X” coach averaged. In todays game you have 13 games schedule and any good coach should average 10 wins a season. The last 3 years 10-3, 8-5, 6-7
The last three years that is 8 wins a season and 5 losses.

Those are not elite program numbers and if you think anything better than a 7 win season in 2011 is probable you are on the same crack pipe as marion barry.

Richard

January 2nd, 2011
9:18 pm

I’m a big Hutson Mason fan. I know some of you guys prefer Lemay over Mason, but I’d like to point out Mason completed over 70% of his passes and set the Georgia record with over 50 td passes in 1 season he had 7 td’s in 1 game. It will be a great 2 man battle.

Wonder where Murray will transfer to, a Junior college with Brantley?

The Watergirl

January 2nd, 2011
9:18 pm

Shows alot about our program when the kicker is calling out the team, no leadership!! Bobo must go as OC move him back to QB coach and get a proven guy and Richt must quit with the we must change speech is old and I dont buy into anymore!!! u cant get it done get out

GATA

January 2nd, 2011
9:19 pm

LOOK AT THE TREND…10-3 (2008), 8-5 (2009), 6-7 (2010) WHAT DO YOU THINK NEXT YEAR WILL BE? I PREDICT 5-7, NO BOWL APPEARANCE AND A BITTER, HUMILIATED FAN BASE. I’VE ALWAYS BEEN A RICHT SUPPORTER, BUT AFTER THE DEBACLE IN MEMPHIS, THERE IS NO DOUBT THE PROGRAM NEEDS TO BE BLOWN UP AND REBUILT. I CAN BE PATIENT WITH A NEW COACH AND SYSTEM AND TRUE REBUILDING, BUT NOT WITH MORE OF A SLOW DEATH WITH THE STATUS QUO. WE HAVE SUNK BELOW MEDIOCRITY. I WATCH TEAMS LIKE TCU, BOISE STATE MISSISSIPPI STATE AND COUNTLESS OTHER PROGRAMS AND THINK WE ARE LIGHT YEARS AWAY… NOT EVEN IN THE CONVERSATION. WE HAVE BECOME THE WORST OF ALL THINGS – IRRELEVANT.

JB

January 2nd, 2011
9:20 pm

@9:14…… Don’t do that to this blog. Not funny.

Crenshaw

January 2nd, 2011
9:20 pm

If you handed the ball to Wshaun 40 times a game, like Spurrier does with Lattimore, Ealey averages more yards per carry than Lattimore, so I’d expect Georgia to come out running the ball, committed firmly to the run.

I am the Monkey on CMR's back.

January 2nd, 2011
9:21 pm

LeMay is not going to be a Cam Newton type with the exception his daddy is a minister and he probably is getting padded by some rogue UGA booster. LeMay missed the entire year, and will not be ready for the type of play in the SEC, heck he is not even ready for Class AAAAAA football in Georgia.

Crenshaw

January 2nd, 2011
9:21 pm

RICHT HIRES GRUDEN TO RUN OFFENSE!!!

CBS Sportline Top 120.

January 2nd, 2011
9:21 pm

They have the Dawgs ranked 53rd! Little kind wouldn’t you say, maybe 73 is more like it. LOL

hornedfrog

January 2nd, 2011
9:21 pm

Come on, what makes you think Gary Patterson would leave a top program to come to UGA? He is well respected and paid at TCU. How many games do you have to win every year to make the dawgnation happy? CMR is a class guy and you aint going to get any better. So what if UCF is in Conference USA. They were ranked 24th in one poll and UGA wasn’t in the top 40.

Morrison

January 2nd, 2011
9:22 pm

Agree, Lemay is 100x better than Murray.

89EAGLE

January 2nd, 2011
9:22 pm

I love that Ga wanted Cam Newton as a TE not as a QB. Go figure

hmmmmmmm

January 2nd, 2011
9:22 pm

No your not any better than that….. Matter if fact, your fanbase is the worst! Delusional to the point where if you do fire this coach, you think that someone really wants to come and take this job…. Your program is a JOKE……

Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
9:22 pm

Producer UCF will finish around 22nd or 23rd in the nation this year, with a 11-3 record. They are better than UGA in almost all phases of football. If they played 10 times, UCF would win 8. Please don’t call them a minor league football team. They are better than Ga- deal with that. We are talking about how to change the reality that is true- that UCF and others are better than UGA.

Morrison

January 2nd, 2011
9:23 pm

Heard Murray transferring to Idaho State.

dawgster

January 2nd, 2011
9:23 pm

Yea…what does that say about the lack of player leadership when your kicker is calling out the team…Blair is a standup guy and says he will be back and is not willing to accept these results…do the rest of the players have the desire to do the same, i understand the NFL thing, but do you accept this as an end to your college days at UGA or do you show the dawg nation what it really means to be a dawg…go dawgs

S.E. Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
9:23 pm

@Dawgster, You may be correct about letting certain players go to other teams or players we didn’t go after. However, I’m not an expert in talent evaluation. My point of my previous post is we can’t move the other line. That starts in the weight room and with changes there I believe we’ll see improvement.

ugafan426

January 2nd, 2011
9:23 pm

I have been a UGA fan for all of my life. I respect CMR and will stand behind him as long as he is our coach……. however, it might be his time to go. i think it will come down to this year’s recruiting class that ultimately decides if he stays. if we can land the big guys from georgia (crowell, drew, rome, etc.) i think he stays, but if not, i think he is done. people like to throw the blame all on 1 or 2 people, but this is a football PROGRAM, there has to be accountability, people have to stick up for each other. no one in this program, especially CMR, has ever stepped up and accepted the blame for these past 3 seasons (like Mack Brown did when he apologized to the state of Texas) all we ever hear is what happened and what we have to do to fix it, and we dont even really hear that. its sad that the kicker had to be the one to call out his team mates after the game (i guess he earned it since he was the only one to score against UCF). this is not just about one coordinator or one player any more, this is about the culture of the program, and what used to be a powerhouse, dominating, hit-you-in-the mouth football team has become a team that kicks a FG on 4th and inches on the 3 yard line. there is no fire in these players (i havent seen any since the auburn blackout game) and that starts at the top. i dont know if CMR is the right man to fix it, he has earned his chance to, but only time will tell if he can.

JB

January 2nd, 2011
9:23 pm

Those calling for Ealey to get the Ball 40 times a game…..Through WHAT HOLE. Our OL is probably the worst in the SEC.

Rest of the SEC

January 2nd, 2011
9:24 pm

I really hope Richt stays at least one more year. You know its bad when the rest of the conference wants him at Georgia. And trust me. We do. We all smell blood in the water, the sharks are circling, and Georgia’s elite recruits are going to be picked off by more successful programs like Bama, AU, UF, and quickly resurging teams like FSU and UT which both are on the upswing now under 2 youthful coaches.

I would be shocked if the crown jewel prospect in Georgia Isiah Crowell chooses Georgia over Bama after the 2 program’s respective bowl performances this weekend. Does the kid want to be a title contender at an elite program like Bama? Or does he want to be on a sinking ship where the coach will surely be fired after the 2011 season?

Every dawg fan on here knows that even if Richt turns it around somewhat in 2011 it won’t be enough to get to 10 wins and save his job. They might as well fire him this year. But lets hope not!

DAWGS forever

January 2nd, 2011
9:24 pm

Kramer I loved you on Seinfield and I love you here. NO

Russell

January 2nd, 2011
9:24 pm

Confirmed, Aaron Murray has transferred to Idaho State, big fan of potatoes apprently.

col fot

January 2nd, 2011
9:24 pm

“the hounds are baying at the heels” as they well should be. The teams, offense or defense have no synchronizaton, they’ll make one good play and follow it up two or three bad plays. It all comes down to repitition and coaching, it appears their lacking both. Coach Richt needs to really get tough with his staff and if that means hurting some fellings…so be it!

browndog

January 2nd, 2011
9:25 pm

7 and 5 in 2011 will be very difficult to achieve. If they lose to BS in the first game (I expect that they will) things will go downhill fast.

Rickky

January 2nd, 2011
9:25 pm

ealey averages over 5 yards a carry, he finds holes where none exist. Averages more ypc than Lattimore, it’s ture.

Rickky

January 2nd, 2011
9:26 pm

Did Richt really hire Gruden as OC? WOW!

Chase

January 2nd, 2011
9:27 pm

Brace yourselves for 2011, I see no change.

thomp

January 2nd, 2011
9:27 pm

Mediocre is as mediocre does!

McGarity evidently can’t see what every one else can. I do no think McGarity has what it takes to be our AD.

From the lost season to the next year’s what a waste season…

We need to get some folks that love UGA and will do whatever it takes to make us champions. I don’t doubt McGarity’s love for UGA, but he is not showing me it has the skill set to do what it takes…

old dawg

January 2nd, 2011
9:28 pm

what will cmr have to say after boise st body slams the dawgs in the opener next year? what you going to change then?
here is an idea.. since the coaches are going to watch off season workout tapes, why not post them on the internet and let the bulldog nation see how much dedication and progress they are making. or should we just watch the new episodes of “players without rules” on court tv?

dawgster

January 2nd, 2011
9:28 pm

@S.E. Dawg…you are correct it does start in the weight room, a new attitude is needed, i don’t have the answers, but someone on the dawgs staff had better..but you are correct, we can’t seem move the other line, some of that is techique and some of it is strength, but alot of it is just “attitude”..you have to to have the will not to let the other guy across from you beat you…when the dawgs develop that you will see a huge difference..I’m hoping Joe T. can change their attitude…a

S.E. Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
9:28 pm

ugafan42, CMR in fact did own up to the mistakes he made even to his boss. Those mistakes at the beginning of the season.

ugafan426

January 2nd, 2011
9:29 pm

just wondering…….why is everyone throwing aaron murray under the bus??? he had a great season- 3000 yards, 61% completion rate, 24 tds to only 8 interceptions and he is only a freshmen.

Phil

January 2nd, 2011
9:29 pm

Jay,

When you are 6-6 why not go for it on 4th and inches? What have you got to lose at that point? If it had been a yard to go, I might agree with you. I think a QB sneak could get you a few inches.

But your point about scoring first a good one. That’s why I can’t figure out for the life of me why Richt ALWAYS defers to the 2nd half when winning the coin toss. The idiot does it every time. He’s letting the opposition have the opportunity to score first and that’s exactly what happens a lot of the time.

So we fall behind right out of the gate and the other team gains the momentum. The idiot can’t even get the coin toss right.

I am the Monkey on CMR's back.

January 2nd, 2011
9:29 pm

LeMay played two years of high school football against mediocre talent and skipped his senior year due to he and his father not wanting to live by the rules of his school. Murray played with and against 100s of Division 1 recruits and SEC signees. Murray kept UGA in many many games this year and took beating after beating play after play and just face it folks the talent around him is not that good and is not getting any better, LeMay is going to be a malcontent just wait and see. He abandoned his fellow players in High School and every recruiting service has downgraded him for missing his entire senior season.

LeMay is better than Murray…what a joke of a statement, get a running game then you can throw the ball, not the other way around.

S.E. Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
9:30 pm

Dawgster, ++1

Dawgster

January 2nd, 2011
9:30 pm

Why is Caleb King still enrolled at UGA? This punk should have been dismissed and sent home months ago. He’s like a cancer to the team.

Potatodawg

January 2nd, 2011
9:31 pm

Quit blaming Bobo he didn,t make the call to kick the field goal from the two. The buck stops with the head coach, if Bobo’s the problem why has he kept him so long or Martinez or Van halenger or the other underachieving coaches trying to execute his passive game plan philosohy . CMR needs to go now before Boise State puts up 50 on us. I never thought we UGA fans would have to fear Boise St. Much less central Florida . They kicked our butts and CMR is not sure what happened. He doesn’t realize that his players (and fans) are uninspired. They don’t seem to want to play hard for him.

dawg777

January 2nd, 2011
9:33 pm

GET EVERY ALUMI AND GEORGIA FAN TO EMAIL,CALL AND WRITE TO McGARITY.TELL HIM, WE WANT MARK RICHT OUT, TIME FOR A CHANGE.

Sitting Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
9:34 pm

There really were a lot of things for the dawgs to celebrate this year. Let’s see…

1. A drunken, whoring athletic director.

2. Twelve players arrested.

3. A player suspended for violating NCAA rules.

4. Winning the Fulmer Cup for the most players arrested.

5. Winning the title of #1 party school (i.e., the most drunken student body in the USA).

6. A sleazy assistant coach who razzes opposing players, unethical coaching conduct in violation of NCAA rules.

7. A super sleazy head coach who thinks he’s a saint, but recruits thug wannabes, gangbangers, and illiterate morons.

8. A 6-6 record despite having a team full of 4- and 5-star recruits.

Really something to be proud of!

JB

January 2nd, 2011
9:34 pm

2011…..If the team that played in the bowl game Friday is our team next year less AJ, Durham, Houston and the two down DL, we lose to BS,SC,Fla,AU ,MSU……..Who will roam the sidelines in 2012? Please don’t say Kirby Smart.

bwell

January 2nd, 2011
9:35 pm

Hey Bill, I think Coach Richt is still a good coach but watching him come out of the tunnel he did not seemed energetic and not going for it on 4th and inches set the tone for the game, he should have gone for it and I would make coach Bobo the qb coach and get a OC this has to stop but I still support coach Richt.

Gladys05

January 2nd, 2011
9:35 pm

He’s proven he’s not head coach material. UGA needs to cut its losses and find someone who really is a coach. Why do all the good, winning coaches go to other schools, and we can’t find one for UGA.

BamaMick

January 2nd, 2011
9:36 pm

CMR is a nice man. And therein is the problem. I’m a Bama fan and have no hatred for UGA. Nick Saban is not a nice man–he is a hard-assed MF who hates to lose. It shows in his players. UGA under Richt is a soft football team that is feared by no one.

In 2008 lots of Bama fans were concerned about playing UGA in Athens at the “Blackout Game.” I told my wife not to fear because we were much tougher than UGA and would win easily. I knew how tough Bama was and how soft UGA was (despite having marquee skill players like Moreno and Stafford).

I hope y’all do well next year in the SEC East; however, you are going to need a tough-minded head coach to win and Richt ain’t it.

JB

January 2nd, 2011
9:36 pm

sitting Dawg…..I know you wrote that to be hateful….but sadly it’s true.

Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
9:37 pm

Phil Probably 95% of all coaches choose to defer until the 2nd half. You should know that by now.

KB

January 2nd, 2011
9:37 pm

Will everybody quit talking about what a “GOOD” man CMR is.

A “GOOD” man makes an attempt to earn his paycheck. A “GOOD” man is committed to those who make a commitment to him.

To quote CMR, “it is what it is.” Is that what a ‘GOOD” man says when faced with humiliation and obvious failure????

Samanatha

January 2nd, 2011
9:38 pm

Mark Richt is a great coach that has simply lost his confidence. The AD, President and all fans need to rally to his side with encouragement. He has the talent to take us back to the championships. He will need time to pull this together with new DC. I think he will fire line coach. You will not like this but CMR needs a three year contract to turn things around. Can’t do it in one year not with TG and the 3-4 and with the losses next year to NFL. I have heard rumors that CMR will be given a 3 year contract by weeks end that replaces his present contract and that AD will say that by year 3 we are back as a top ten program. Richt is the guy but has fallen on hard times.

JB

January 2nd, 2011
9:40 pm

If that team quit on that staff after kicking that field goal, which I heard there were words exchanged, then all is lost. Most people want and need leadership. Bama would kill for Saban, while cussing him sometime under their breath….but kill they would.

Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
9:40 pm

Sitting Dawg You are sadly mistaken if you think this Ga team is full of 4 and 5 star players. Truly you are!!!

Producer

January 2nd, 2011
9:41 pm

Coach Dooley, you are 1000000% correct that they are better. My point is that UCF is not normally considered on the same level as UGA. They had a record season this year…for them. They are to be congratulated and they did it at our expense. However, UGA should hang its head in shame to have declined to where they are.

Dawghater

January 2nd, 2011
9:42 pm

A better question is whether the puppy dawg nation can come to the understanding this program isn’t a Nat’l Championship contender every year. It was 1980, yes 30+years ago since UGA did this! Does anyone remember the last coaching search came up with Glen Mason? Go ahead fire CMR, we dare you!

JB

January 2nd, 2011
9:42 pm

Samanatha=Kathren Richt

Sean

January 2nd, 2011
9:43 pm

Murray is not the problem, the kid doesn’t have an O-line that protects!!! He runs the ball when necessary and plays with heart. Ealey has drastically improved after the 1st half of the season when he couldn’t even hold onto the ball. If the Dawgs can land the recruits, then I believe that they will have a winning season this yr. With Murray having the 1st season under his belt, and working on fundamentals in the off-season, he will be more than ready for the season. I want Richt to have one more yr and then we will see what needs to be done. GO DAWGS!

Jack

January 2nd, 2011
9:43 pm

Everybody keeps talking about how 2010-11 was a wasted year,,,,have we all forgotten about 2009-10 ? Why in the world did Richt continue to play Joe Cox, the worst quarterback in College Football history, instead of letting Murray get experience ? All we heard at the beginning of this year was how Murray is a reshirt, and doesn’t have the game experience yet ? What good did it do to let Cox play week after week, and looking horrible at it,, instead of going ahead and getting your QB of the future some gametime experience so that the next year wouldn’t be thrown under the rug as well ????

No Hope And No Confidence

January 2nd, 2011
9:44 pm

There is no way Ritch will change things…He and Rich Rodriguez look like the same coach…clueless..unsure..undisciplined..unmotivated…UGA has a long time before things get turned around Ritch will be fired by game #6 in the middle of the season next year. In the meantime, another year is wasted.

Tim E

January 2nd, 2011
9:44 pm

We lost to UCF….come on. Are you kidding me???? It’s time for a change.

Producer

January 2nd, 2011
9:44 pm

Agreed on the “good” comment. I don’t care if he’s chairman of the board of “Save the Puppies.” We need a cigar chomping a**hole to put the fear of God in these lazy kids. I want them all to be strapping a king-sized Depends whenever the new coach even looks at them sideways!

ActuaryDawg

January 2nd, 2011
9:45 pm

Hey McGarrity the ship is sinking! Quick, rearrange the chairs on deck! It’s the Georgia way.

JB

January 2nd, 2011
9:45 pm

Dawghater= Tech loser…..Only Techie uses the “hate” word. It’s taught from day one on that crime infested,overrated School of theirs. Tech has got BIG problems. They MADE A CHANGE and they are tanking big time.

clem

January 2nd, 2011
9:45 pm

Chris Durham is a dawg with the heart lion.

Phil

January 2nd, 2011
9:46 pm

Murray had a good year, you can’t blame everything on him. I think it’s obvious Murray had more talent than Joe Cox, so why in the world didn’t Richt play Murray last year instead of Cox? Once again, loyalty. Instead of putting the best players on the field, Richt will stick with the ones he is most loyal to.

Same with the coaching staff. As Chuck pointed out, Florida gets Charlie Weis and we are stuck with Bozo. No brainer there who wins that match up.

The only change in our staff is Joe T as strength coach. That is going to propel us from 6 wins to 9 or 10 next year?? Don’t think so. Look at our schedule. Without AJ, Kris Durham, Justin Houston and several more, how can anyone say we are going to improve next year??

So that is Richt’s secret weapon, Joe T as strength coach. McGarity, you are a compete buffoon to let this continue.

NOBODYYOUKNOW

January 2nd, 2011
9:47 pm

Does anybody remember back in August when all the preseason practice was just starting at all the programs and CMR told the press they would only be doing 1 a days practice when all others were doing 2 a days? I wondered why. That was unusual. Maybe he was afraid of injuries, but I think it started a lack of enthusiasm.

Cecil34

January 2nd, 2011
9:47 pm

If it is Not obvious now to the Dawg nation that Richt’s early success was done with Donnan’s players, then you need to finally remove the rose colored glasses.

As the rest of the SEC ramped up their coaching across the conference, it exposed Richt to be an incompetent coach whose lack of leadership skills and football savvy (hiring BoBO) will not change now, next year, or the next ten years.

As he says “it is what it is.”

Beating no talent, pitifully coached Tech teams is nothing to crow about and certainly nothing to hang your hat on.

Rich UGA alumni should march their happy azzes to McGarrity’s office and lay the law down like Taz Anderson does at Tech. When Taz has had enough of CPJ, he will be gone “johnson.”

Because one thing is for sure – this charlatan that poses as an SEC coach is not a competent coach and certainly has no guts.

Dawghater

January 2nd, 2011
9:48 pm

Anybody stop to think that the off the field issues can lead to issues on the field. A lack of personal discipline translates to the disciplne on the field. First, recruit better athletes and I’m not talking about talent. Next, show the kids when they screw up punish them and not for a quarter in a no contest game. Finally, put some blame where it belongs. On the players and not just the coaches.

secbama

January 2nd, 2011
9:48 pm

Isaiah 5-star ***** Crowell come on to ‘Bama land. Saban has the machine oiled and primed to win another National Championship. Come get your rings. Bring Xavier Dickson and Malcolm Mitchell with you. You, Dee Hart and Trent Richardson will be the most explosive backfield ever composed on the same team.

ROLL TIDE

William

January 2nd, 2011
9:48 pm

the guy kicks a field goal on 4th and 5 inches in a meaningless bowl game…. ENOUGH said.

KB

January 2nd, 2011
9:48 pm

Dawghater

Glen Mason was for position after Ray Golf. Richt replaced Donnan.

If any coach at UGA has ever been treated wrong it was Jom Donnan. He took over a very lowly program with no talent and truly turned things around. Remember Donnan beat both Tennesse and Florida.

If Donnan had been given 10 years he would still be at UGA, as UGA’s greatest coach ever. Richt’s best years where with talend recruited by Jim Donnan and defenses coached by Brian Van Gorder.

Jim Donnan has had his day though – he is in the College Footbal Hall of Fame. I don’t CMR will make to the Hall of Fame.

thomp

January 2nd, 2011
9:49 pm

The only thing Adams and McGarity will understand is a lack of cold, hard cash. Everyone must stop giving UGA a dime! I know this will be hard, but treating cancer is no fun. We have a cancer and if we don’t do what is necessary right now it will only get worse.

Watch how fast they take charge then!

Go Gators

January 2nd, 2011
9:49 pm

Richt is awesome. You guys should definitely keep him. I’m sure he’ll have your team turned around in no time.

Herschel Walker syndrome

January 2nd, 2011
9:50 pm

Nothing short of shocking that I’ve seen 4 or 5 posters who think that this LeMay kid can just come in here as a freshman who skipped his sr. year in high school, take the job from Murray, and singlehandledly save the UGA football program. Delusional.

The Paul and Mark Show

January 2nd, 2011
9:51 pm

Paul Hewitt and Mark Richt. Two good people but lousy coaches that cannot be fired. Stay tuned for part 2.

Jimmy

January 2nd, 2011
9:51 pm

I have defended Richt.
After that game on Friday…I can’t anymore.
HE CANNOT BE SERIOUS ABOUT MAKING CHANGES!

The only change we need is for him to resign.
The evidence for it is clear…the offense in 2010 was the same inept offense of past seasons.
Offense is Richt’s “specialty”.
The defense will improve next year, I am certain.
The offense will BE THE SAME.

Richt has to go.

Go Bama

January 2nd, 2011
9:52 pm

Go Gators,

I’m with you dude. Man I hope the dawgs keep Richt. We pick up Georgia this year. Licking my chops over the thought of another blackout game.

UGAalum

January 2nd, 2011
9:52 pm

Bring in Mike Singletary. I don’t know if he can coach on the college level, but he might help with the discipline problems.

Go Gators

January 2nd, 2011
9:54 pm

Go Bama,

Sssshhhhh! I’ve almost convinced these idiots that Richt is a good coach. It’s not hard to mislead these fools. They’ve bought the “culture change and wait till next year” BS from their coaching staff for the past 3 years.

icedawg

January 2nd, 2011
9:55 pm

Jim Donnan was a great coach and got the shaft.

extrapoint

January 2nd, 2011
9:56 pm

Thank you Coach Richt. It use to be when the Dawgs loss, I couldn’t go too sleep and would replay the game throughout the night. Well, with our loses piling up, I’m now so use to losing, I don’t have any trouble falling to sleep.

Is Mark Richt capable of making the ‘changes’ he says are needed at UGA?

January 2nd, 2011
9:56 pm

Recruiter

January 2nd, 2011
9:56 pm

What’s it gonna be Mr. Crowell?

Play for a lackluster sinking ship of a program at Georgia with a lame duck coach?

Or come to a Bama recruiting class ranked no. 2 in the country that will finish as the top ranked recruiting class for the 3rd time in 4 years with you and 1-2 top flight recruits comin onboard?

Stay on that sinking ship or come to Bama and compete for championships???

Easy choice Mr. Crowell.

Dawgx2/Board Member/Season Ticket Holder/Donor

January 2nd, 2011
9:57 pm

CMR must be dismissed ASAP. It is entirely about leadership. There is no confidence in CMR, apparently even from the AD. McGarrity says he talks with CMR everday. Why! The AD is responsible for 20 sports teams, not the football team alone. He is not qualified to coach college football, he is the athletic director. Would he go in, former coach, Suzann Yucolans office everyday and discuss gymnastics? I hope not. As a CEO myself, you hire great people and let them perform. If they are not you make changes, but you don’t micro-manage the CEO of the football team. If I was CMR, or any other UGA coach, I would tell him to get the xyzp out of my office and never to talk to me again. Do you think Nick Saban would put up with that. It sounds like McGarrity wants to be in the football coaching business, rather than the AD business.

BTW, spoke to a top 11 prospect for 2012 whose brother is a senior on the UGA football team and little brother has not considered any school but UGA. Guess what, older brother said do not play football at UGA. Also important, younger brother plays for the high school that sends more players to Division One schools than any other in Georgia. CMR has become a recruiting liability.

Big Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
9:57 pm

Burdell90

January 2nd, 2011
9:58 pm

I jsut wanted to let you dumba$$ rednecks know something…this is some pretty funny stuff!!

BeachDawg

January 2nd, 2011
9:58 pm

Everybody needs to listen th “thomp” @ 9:49….

Go Bama

January 2nd, 2011
9:59 pm

Go Gators,

I think these fools will buy that ” Wait till next year BS” again. They now think this Lemay kid who didn’t even play his sr. year in high school is going to come in and save the whole program all by himself. I’m serious. Several of them actually believe that. You can’t make this stuff up.

Jerry

January 2nd, 2011
9:59 pm

Richt and the coaches do NOT have the respect of the players. They all see the $$ signs in all the coaches and see that for themselves, win or lose, in a couple years. Add to that, the propensity of UGA for recruiting thugs, armed robbers, drunks, and rapists who can’t read and you get what they have now. How about retooling starting with the ENTIRE coaching staff? Get a Bobby Knight type who has super strict rules about personal appearance, curfews, grades, behavior, language, etc,…..No tattoos, no long hair or predator dreadlocks, etc….. If you violate, you are OFF the team. It might take a couple of years, but eventually it would work.

Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
10:00 pm

Go Gators UF will have some tough days ahead before they can hope to return to their salad days.

GatorBait 18-3

January 2nd, 2011
10:03 pm

There is no shame in losing to U of Central Florida. Don’t you people realize that there are 6 schools as big or bigger that UGA. (Florida, FSU. Miami, Central Florida, South Florida and Florida Atlantic)

At least 4-5 of these schools can and will be Georgia–they are getting better and Georigia is getting worse. Sorry, but it is what it is. That is, until you get rid of Richt.

2nd Recruiter

January 2nd, 2011
10:03 pm

Bama: Be hyped on ESPN as the next link in the chain of heisman candidate Bama backs. Be seen and discussed regularly on national television behind a proven offensive line.

Georgia: Be largely unknown. Struggle to put up decent numbers under a offensive coordinator that refuses to establish the run and behind a line that stands around pointing at each other after giving up another play for a loss. All of this on noon SEC network televised games week after week. On the plus side, Richt might take you to some crappy island to help dirty, poor people during the offseason.

dawgster

January 2nd, 2011
10:03 pm

I agree with a previous blogger regarding Coach Richt and this years recruiting class…If we don’t land the guys we are going after or at least most of them, then i’m afraid something may happen, but that also would be devasting for the program, so have to hope things work out…Obvisously the recruits see what is going on, so you have to wonder how that will affect their decisions..I’m afraid our performance and the negative status of our program is going to cost us some very good players…i hope i’m wrong, and if i could say one thing to them it would be that there is an opportunity to play immediately with this team and help bring back some respect…go dawgs

Tampa Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
10:04 pm

A Central Florida fan passed me on the road today waving their Golden Knight’s flag out the window, while pointing and laughing at my Bulldog decals. Living with the Gator fans is tough enough, now this? Thanks Mark Richt. Drive 96 yards to kick a field goal on 4th and inches? Way to “finish the drill”!!! Ray Goff could have done what you have for the program for FAR less money.

It’s rough being a Dawg’s fan down here, or any place else for that matter. How long must the bleeding continue?
Sincerely, ANOTHER DEJECTED DAWGS FAN

onegadawg

January 2nd, 2011
10:05 pm

CMR can’t turn it around but maybe he can put together a decent recruiting class. With UGA’s 2011 schedule, 8-4 with a loss to Florida should and will get him fired. 8-4 will be impossible if UGA loses the first 2 games which is likely. The 2012 recruting class will suffer. ADGM needs to make a statement with the hire after the 2011 season unless CMR pulls off the miracle. It needs to be a Saban or Spurrier like name. It will be 2014 at the earliest before UGA gets it turned around.

Samanatha

January 2nd, 2011
10:05 pm

You guys are going to be so mad when Richt gets a new 3 year deal replacing his present contract (not extending) but in essence is a vote of confidence and some time and space to get all the new stuff in place especially defense. OL coach is gone for sure. The sky ain’t falling folks. Richt is fine and will be in Athens as UGA coach for many a year. Get used to it you short-sighted weasels.

ReddDawg

January 2nd, 2011
10:05 pm

After the Liberty Bowl, Richt tried to compare losing to game the children at St. Jude Hospital. If Richt wants to be a preacher, that is a noble profession. If Richt wants to be a fund raiser for diseases, better hospitals & equipment or to relieve hunger. All are very noble callings.

Last year after a loss, he said that the Georgia fan base was too stupid too understand the complex defensive calls and therefore were unable to assess whether Martinez was doing a great job or not.

Well Richt, you are correct. I am stupid, but I promise you this, I am not dumb enough to ever call you a coach again, and I am certainly smart enough to close my checkbook as a supporter for any team with which you may be affiliated.

Coach Scott

January 2nd, 2011
10:05 pm

We need a coach who strikes fear and respect in every player, coach, cheerleader, and even that dog. Maybe it’s not the head coach, but it needs to be a worthy assistant who is given a long, long leash.

rm

January 2nd, 2011
10:06 pm

if the AD can’t see the problem with cmr then maybe he is also part of the problem. CMR talks about a dream recruiting class. Well guess what – isn’t this supposed to be the goal every year. LOOK the reality is CMR has lost his desire. It is time for MR to move on B4 the UGA program becomes the dregs of SEC EAST, oh sorry its already there.

Go Gators

January 2nd, 2011
10:07 pm

The only decent players left on the Georgia roster next year will be Aaron Murray, Blair Walsh, and Drew Butler. Yet you idiots think that replacing one of them with a true freshman is the answer. You guys truly deserve your coaching staff.

Ed (The Original)

January 2nd, 2011
10:07 pm

“Is Mark Richt capable of making the ‘changes’ he says are needed at UGA?”

Yes, he can resign. I don’t think anything short of that will help UGA much.

Richt jumped the shark when he ordered that bizarre endzone celebration and uniform changes. It’s clear that he’s lost the ability to discipline and motivate the team. It’s no disgrace, just the way things turn out sometimes. But it’s clear to me that he has to go.

Who's Your Daddy

January 2nd, 2011
10:08 pm

I’ve been a big time Richt fan since he was hired though I noticed some game mismanagement in his first couple of years. I tried to keep believing the last 3 years, but enough is enough. We’ve heard Coach Richt’s same old excuses for too long. Great man, good offensive coach, but as the head coach he is totally lost and doesnt have a clue where to go from here.

Remember, this is his first head coaching gig, and he doesnt have a lot to fall back on as the decision maker. If he gets another year it will be more of the same, we will be a midlevel or lower team not able to beat the up and coming teams.

We’re not Kentucky, we’re not Tennessee, we just became Vandy!! Not beating a single ranked team this year, poor SEC record for the last stretch, the fans and players should not have to endure this. I’ve never before been glad to see the season over!

Mr McGarity I implore you, pull the plug, dont make the fans, alumni, boosters, players endure another year of mediocrity.

Dan Poole

January 2nd, 2011
10:09 pm

I bet you that fool wish he had tha MiamI JOB now. GET OUT OF ATHENS

GA Dawg in TX

January 2nd, 2011
10:10 pm

NO.. and it breaks my heart.
We need new coaches, players without a sense of entitlement and new direction… lots to ask for in a few short months.

74 UGA grad

January 2nd, 2011
10:12 pm

Pennsylvania governer Ed Rendell could have been talking about Richt and the Georgia football program when he refererred to the “wussification of America.”

The decision to kick the eatly field goal was a wussy move, plain and simple, but fits right in with Richt’s overall attitude. When he is inevitably replaced, one absolute necessity for his successor is to NOT be a member of FCA.

It’s ironic that our nice Christian coach has recruited so many criminals, but at least he’s coddled ‘em.

Georgia needs a new OL coach and a new recruiting coordinator. They also need someone who can either evaluate WRs or coach them. They keep bringing in these highly touted athletes who look good in non-football drills but apparently can’t run proper routes or make tough catches. Some DL would also be nice. Judging by Friday’s game, the ‘Dogs don’t have any.

Bobo is catching a lot of flak, some of which is deserved, but once he got Green back on the field, Georgia scored 30+ points in every game until the LIberty debacle. He’s not the problem, but O’Leary & his staff clearly had Georgia’s offense figured out, and evidently had DBs who could cover and a blitz scheme the ‘Dogs was unprepared for. They were a whole lot better defensively than Auburn, at least for that one night.

Or maybe it was Murray’s gloves.

You have to wonder about the character, motivation and dedication of a team that was in so many games before folding up time after time in the 4th quarter. Also about the coaching.

Richt’s past success has earned him one more year. If there is no improvement, there is absolutely no reason to retain him as head coach.

Curtain call

January 2nd, 2011
10:13 pm

Marck Richt deserves NOTHING, not another year of garbage football! He had a team filled with Stafford, Moreno, and Green and did squat (three first round NFL players mind you). He has had two sub-par years since then and he needs to go NOW! How many more years does this university have to put up with a “has been” coach who’s glory days passed him by years ago. Richt is a mold of Fulmer and Bowden, all three had their good years but the curtain fades on everyone in due time. Let’s end this show now.

Roadrunner

January 2nd, 2011
10:14 pm

After just 2-3 plays I knew we were going to lose that game. There was ZERO excitement by the dogs defenders and they were already walking around. You could tell that most of that team did not want to be on that field in Memphis, likely because it was beneath them. I hoped the fact they were playing for the difference between a winning & losing season would be enough, but it wasn’t. Its a shame because I know there are certainly individuals that give a d@mn, just no where near a whole team that do. I agree that the team bailed on Richt, deserved or not, and that’s a shame because he really is a decent man who deserves better.

GatorBait 18-3

January 2nd, 2011
10:14 pm

Go Gators

You missed their best player—-Orsen Charles—————–that’s a man!!!!!!!!!!

LakeDawg

January 2nd, 2011
10:15 pm

Please, no more talk of Jim Donnan. He was a mediocre coach, who had proven the Peter Principle. Notice that no school of importance ever offered to hire him. The best offer he got was Kentucky, a school at the time that was barely above Vandy.

Junkyard Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
10:16 pm

Folks it is simply time for a change. I personally know a former Dawg player that was an offensive starter during CMR’s first Dawg team. This player told us that CMR was too conservative and nice. He also said that he wished that he would have signed with Florida while he had the change because Spurrier wanted him very badly. I can kind of see how some of you guys are saying the players don’t respect Richt.

GatorBait 18-3

January 2nd, 2011
10:17 pm

Who do you like here, Charlie Weis’s offense or Todd Grantham’s defense going at it.

I’ve got a side I like.

Super Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
10:19 pm

Richt’s biggest problems – Quitting before the half with two minutes to go. When David Greene was QB and he had the ball with two minutes, we ran a no huddle and ALWAYS got at least a field goal before the half. Now we just down the ball…..

Why do we keep redshirting players?? We have to be redshirting more players than any other SEC team (top caliber). They’re NOT GOING TO USE UP THEIR ELIGIBILTY IF THEY ARE WORTH A DAMN ANYWAY!! THEY’RE GOING TO THE NFL RICHT. PLAY THEM ALL!!!

Why didn’t Mason get a shot the other night?? Murray was the biggest deer in the headlight I’ve ever seen in a college game since the Hawaii Sugar Bowl when we kept punishing their QB. Give the kid a shot. It’s the only reason we beat Colorado when Stafford choked against them and Joe Cox (what a joke) came in and saved the day! Sometimes it just takes some new fire!

And I’ll shut up after this one….are we the only team in America to not block one cotton picking punt this year!!!!!!!!

hunker down

January 2nd, 2011
10:20 pm

The OL was much hyped and way under performed. Gotta think CSS is not getting the job done. Think that CTG better show improvements this year as the jury is still out IMHO. Like Bobo as a person but the offense is not getting the job done.

Go Gators

January 2nd, 2011
10:20 pm

Orson Charles? Is that the tight end that Georgia fans say is so great, but only gets the ball passed to him once or twice a game.

Boston Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
10:21 pm

To fans who want Richt to take back play-calling: Have you watched UGA football before mid-2006? The offense sputtered worse under Richt than it has under Bobo. The reason UGA won more games back then was because the defense allowed about 15 pts per game, rather than the 40 ppg they give up now.

No doubt the offense needs an overhaul, but having Richt doing the playcalling is not the answer. They need a completely different offensive scheme, something not likely to happen under Richt.

Junkyard Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
10:21 pm

Weis is going to toast Grantham. I really hate how all of these elite programs are making moves and getting big time coaches. Georgia is the only one sitting here watching everyone else climb the ladder. UGA simply goes to Jacksonville every October, and bends over in front of UF and takes it straight up the @**. I am sick and tired of this and UGA needs a fire breathing SOB to fix this. The nice guy approach will not change this.

Barry

January 2nd, 2011
10:25 pm

John Gruden or Jim Harbaugh! Get one of ‘em on a plane now.

Is There Anyway

January 2nd, 2011
10:26 pm

AJC Editors,

Is there anyway that you publish the last 4 or 5 blogs regarding UGA football? This is seriously GREAT COMEDY!!! These Rednecks sure have go it GOING ON!!! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!!

gatordawg

January 2nd, 2011
10:26 pm

And the next Dawg’s opponent is Boise State? Is it too late to change to Georgia State?

Super Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
10:26 pm

I think that Coach Mark Richt should send every fan that went to that game their money back for the tickets and $500 traveling expenses. I feel so sorry for some of my friends that went to that pitiful excuse of a game…

Taco

January 2nd, 2011
10:27 pm

Crowell don’t waste your talent, go somewhere else. Christian Lemay? Are you serious? this kid couldn’t even make to high school classes and UGA is giving him a full ride? For what? they have a great QB with no blocking and now no one to throw to. Remember Caleb King was much better than Jonathan Dwyer coming out of high school. Really? Xzavier Dickson I have seen you play every Friday almost here in Griffin, go somehwere you can be a factor on the national scene. Bama will always be great. Orson Charles will be a pro and he will be well rested when he gets there. AJ was the best I have seen since Calvin left town.

Junkyard Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
10:27 pm

Harbaugh is Michigan bound or the 49ers/Denver Broncos from what ESPN has said all day. I don’t think Gruden would come to Athens.

Ummm

January 2nd, 2011
10:27 pm

I Skipped straight to the comments before reading this article….I pose this…

Do you really believe you do not know the answer to the question that you are posing to us FANS? C’mon, really?

You know he can’t, so why even try and patronize us with this question? He has proven the last 3 + years that he just doesn’t get it. It is what it is. Now we need to let him go and move on to another chapter, because repeating the same mistakes that he (CMR) himself has told us he knows about for the last 3 years would be what?

INSANE!!!

Recruiting

January 2nd, 2011
10:27 pm

AD has already said Richt is back for 2011.

The single most important thing to watch is how Georgia ends up with the 2011 recruiting class. If the dawgs lose several elite instate players such as Crowell, etc. then it will be clear to all that the high school kids and their coaches lost faith in Richt. At that point its over barring a 10 win season in 2011- and that aint gonna happen.

So watch very closely to see what happens with Crowell and other elite Georgia prospects.

Is There Anyway

January 2nd, 2011
10:27 pm

AJC Editors,

Is there anyway that you publish the last 4 or 5 blogs regarding UGA football as a BOOk? This is seriously GREAT COMEDY!!! These Rednecks sure have go it GOING ON!!! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!!

dog forever

January 2nd, 2011
10:31 pm

AS LONG AS RICHT IS NOT HERE

Is There Anyway

January 2nd, 2011
10:31 pm

We can recognize Doggie fans as the world’s funniest COMEDIANS!!!

LMAO at you REDNECKS!!!

Go Gators

January 2nd, 2011
10:32 pm

So let me get this straight Barry. You think that Gruden has taken a few years off of coaching and turned downed multiple offers just waiting for that perfect opportunity….And you think that he will come to Athens to coach a 2nd or 3rd tier college football program. When will you Dumb Dawgs realize that to the rest of the country you guys are on par with Wisconsin or Missouri. You have some good years, but bad to mediocre is the norm that has come to expected.

Super Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
10:32 pm

Seriously, how can we not block one fricking punt all season long?

onegadawg

January 2nd, 2011
10:32 pm

The first things CMR should do if he is not fired is to demote Bobo to qb coach, fire Searls and maybe Garner. Someone who knows what is going on should evaluate what Rodney Garner is doing with recruiting and determine if he is still effective. C. King should not be allowed back on the field in Sanford Stadium. I am sick of his and his other uncomitted teammate’s drama. AJ, please go pro and take Sturdivant and Glen with you. I don’t know how you can make it in the NFL though when you could’nt even block the Miller kid from Canton. Murray, when Brady, Ryan, and Brees start wearing gloves, maybe you should too. The lunatics are running the asylum!

Kingdawg

January 2nd, 2011
10:34 pm

Dabbo Sweeney fires two coaches…Richt needs to take a lesson from a coach who sees a problem when you have a losing season. Obviously Sweeney wants to keep his job.

NOBODYYOUKNOW

January 2nd, 2011
10:34 pm

DREW, your post was frank and right on. 689 Belue, no we’ve never thrown a wet football. 10 plays and UGA would be undefeated? Who called the opposite of those 10 plays? Anyway those plays were NOT called and the dogs LOST. What are you trying to say? Go back to 680 and run your red neck mouth.

Super Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
10:35 pm

Go put on your jean short pj’s and go to bed you Gator jacko’s

Go Gators

January 2nd, 2011
10:36 pm

Richt will turn things around next year. He will win 10 games and the SEC East. He will also capture a unicorn and an elf. He will write the great American novel and win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Pope UGA XXIII

January 2nd, 2011
10:37 pm

Anybody who is expecting major improvements from this team
without a complete overhaul of the coaching staff and a lot of the
players probably believes that Obama is a fiscal conservative !!
This program has really deteriorated and is going nowhere fast.
A total embarrassment to the Bulldog Nation.

dawgbites

January 2nd, 2011
10:38 pm

Love your F150 Ford commercial . . . “Hey Honey say UGA go(ne) to the dogs ALREADY!!!!

Richt Wins

January 2nd, 2011
10:38 pm

Mark Richt wins the Vince Dooley Coach of the Year Award.

Mike Bobo wins the Vince Dooley Assistant Coach of the Year Award.

LakeDawg

January 2nd, 2011
10:39 pm

Its already been stated numerous times, but if CMR could learn from his mistakes he would have by now. Its not in him. He was talking about more physical practices THREE years ago. Yet he starts this season with NO two-a-days and plays “thud” instead of scrimmaging. The man is totally lost. He doesn’t understand football. He might be a good strategist (not really) and qualify as an OC, but he cannot function as a head coach. He doesn’t truly understand what football is all about. I don’t mean X’s and O’s, but understand the true emotional spirit of the game. Remember, he was a QB. They don’t go through what an LB or a lineman goes through. Still, some QB’s instinctively understand the game. CMR is not one of those.

Question

January 2nd, 2011
10:39 pm

I have a legitimate question…where is the OUTRAGE from UGA fans on the dirty play from Sturdivant? If this was an opposing player, it would be all over this blog.

GatorBait 18-3

January 2nd, 2011
10:39 pm

Go Gators

Yes, Charles is the tight end they don’t throw to, but you forgot they have a clown BOBO as the OC.

Go Gators

January 2nd, 2011
10:39 pm

I do see a strong parallel between Richt and Obama.

“Hope and Change”

vs.

“New Culture, New Leadership, New Attitude.”

Both depend on gullible idiots to buy their platitudes to stay in power.

Reporting

January 2nd, 2011
10:41 pm

UGA is hiring fired Pitt Coach Mike Haywood as the PERFECT replacement for Mark Richt.

Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
10:41 pm

GatorBait 18-3 Let’s remember all you Gators who after last year said so arrogantly on these blogs- we won’t miss a beat with Tebow gone in 2010. Brantley is a better QB than Tebow . We have 5 star athletes lined up begging to come to UF. We will contend for the NC again next year!!! There won’t be any fall off next year!!! How did 2010 work out for you Gators??? How’s that humble pie my arrogant friends???

Go Gators

January 2nd, 2011
10:41 pm

I bet Orson Charles sure is happy with his choice to go to UGA to get two passes a game. It is sort of a Catch 22 with players that Georgia recruits. If they are stupid enough to commit to UGA, then as a Gator, I’m relieved they didn’t come to Florida. They prove their ineptitude by their choice.

Stinger2

January 2nd, 2011
10:42 pm

Richt is a better coach than Paul Johnson! Johnson is the one that needs to be fired!

hangman

January 2nd, 2011
10:44 pm

how about Steve Spurrier?

Brian

January 2nd, 2011
10:45 pm

Did Aaron Murray get a new pair of gloves for Christmas? If I was a junior on this team I would have declared for the NFL right after that game. Furthermore, if I’m a high school senior looking at coaches and teams there is no way I go to UGA with that crew of misfit coaches. One word sums up this team and these coaches,” embarrassing “. However, will always be a dawg fan but please it’s time to make a change.

BamaMick

January 2nd, 2011
10:48 pm

Just curious . . . would UGA prefer Kirby Smart to Mark Richt?

thwg

January 2nd, 2011
10:48 pm

Please lay off Richt. He is a fantastic coach who has gotten the UGA program to a well deserved place. Next year like all prior years UGA is going to win an SEC and national championship. How can you possibly fire a coach who is able to set those sorts of expectations.

Signed
GT fans working to keep Richt

Rest of the SEC

January 2nd, 2011
10:48 pm

Go Gators,

2nd tier team comparable to a wisconsin or missouri. Yep. That’s pretty accurate. Pretty good years once in awhile like Wisconsin’s year this year. But usually 9-3 or 8-4 and never, ever good enough to end up in a bcs title game. Good enough to finish top 2 or 3 after the top 2 played in the bcs title game but never good enough to quite get into the top 2 to get into the bcs title game. Just like Wisconsin and Mizzou. That would be a pretty good description of Georgia.

GatorBait 18-3

January 2nd, 2011
10:49 pm

Dooley

Just barely good enough to beat ya’ll for the 18th time in 21 tries. That said, I hope Brantley transfers, I bought the the Obama “hope and change BS”. Furthermore, I now realize Dan Mullen was far more responsible for Florida’a success than I realized—–all he does in his 2nd year is beat Floriga, Georgia and played Auburn their closest game all year, losing 14-17.

DiggityDawg

January 2nd, 2011
10:51 pm

Richt is in over his head. Just watching him roam the sidelines has become increasingly painful. Stick a fork in him. He’s a good man, but incapable of getting things turned around in Athens.

I’ll be happy to come help him move.

SnoozeULose

January 2nd, 2011
10:51 pm

I was talking at church this morning with a longtime friend who has a brother on the coaching staff at an SEC program and has had the inside scoop more than once. I was completely speechless as he was telling me and a few others how that a few days before he accepted the job at Florida, Will Muschamp had a letter delivered to Georgia AD Greg McGarity saying he was set to sign the contract at Florida but wanted to give GM the heads up first. Said he and his family would love to come home but things had to move fast if that was to happen…that he’d already turned down a 2nd very good offer.

Mr. McGarity, if this really happened and I believe at least part of this did, we missed an incredible golden opportunity to hire not only a DGD and passionate motivator in Coach Muschamp, but also an offensive genius in Charlie Weis. AND if that weren’t bad enough, now all of that good fortune ends up in the lap of one of Georgia’s most hated rivals and nemesis the past 20 years, the Florida Gators!!! I can’t believe it. This is almost too much for one man to stand!!! And for those who say UF’s gamble won’t pay off, just watch. They will win another BCS Title in 2012 or 2013. Mark my word.

Our program has fallen to the level of losing to a (good, motivated, and well-coached) Conference USA team, has become the butt of many a joke, and the laughingstock of the SEC. And I’m embarrassed and feel the worst for those players who chose Georgia over schools like Florida, Alabama, Auburn and LSU because they could have been playing for and winning national championships at those schools but instead they chose to come to UGA to play for the man Coach Richt. But if you can come up with just ONE reason to believe that Coach Richt will lead our program back to its rightful place in college football, I’d like to hear it. Right now though, I’m sick of hearing stories from once-jealous rivals about how great we used to be and how far we’ve fallen with no end in sight. Mr. McGarity, it’s gotten so bad and embarrassing to alumni and the SEC that even some of our most bitter rivals are calling for changes because they want us to get back to the level of competition we’re capable of! Please! Do something!

We are hemorrhaging internally and the only way to save ourselves is to go directly to the source of the bleeding! I hope you don’t wait too late.

NFL draft board

January 2nd, 2011
10:53 pm

AJ Green would be a fool to stay at Georgia. The only jrs who stay for a last year are guys who think their team has a legit shot at a title. Kinda like Carnell Williams and Ronnie Brown both staying for their senior seasons in 2004 at AU. That would not be Georgia as they are light years from a national title.

Bama, LSU, and AU are up there now and Florida has the talent to turn it around in 1 year under Weiss as an offensive coordinator. But UGA? Nope. Aint gonna happen.

thwg

January 2nd, 2011
10:53 pm

Reporting, very good point – Mike Haywood would fit in perfectly with the UGA code of conduct. I hear if he can get the job he’s gonna hire Damon Evans as his recruiting coordinator.

I love UGA – Couldn’t make this stuff up! A completely irrelavent program. Must be hard sitting there watching AL, MState, FL with big AU and AK games forthcoming and knowing UGA is at the bottom of the SEC barrel.

And as far as the SEC, last time I checked it was ACC 2-0 over the SEC. Go Jackets!

dawg1967

January 2nd, 2011
10:54 pm

Talked with alumni in many other cities,promise and change has not been seen in two years, NOW is the time for change for a coach with desire and fire coach, real discipline begins NOW with CMR and offensive staff gone, make the tough but right call Mr AD, alumni are ready NOW make the call.

Question

January 2nd, 2011
10:56 pm

SnoozeULose…step back away from the ledge…it’s gonna be ok…just please step back away from the ledge.

Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
10:56 pm

GatorBait 18-3 And how do you think Muschamp will do next year? Please tell me you think UF will contend for a NC again!!!

Go Gators

January 2nd, 2011
10:57 pm

There was a reason that McGarity was the ASSISTANT athletic directory at Florida. As is typical with the players, our second string is equal to Georgia’s starters.

thwg

January 2nd, 2011
10:57 pm

Hey Question – got news for you, it’s not going to be OK and I love it!

Question

January 2nd, 2011
10:58 pm

thwg…i’m not a UGA fan…as you could tell if you read any of my posts…i was poking fun at Snooze.

Top Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
10:58 pm

A disappointing season at UGA is 9-4 or even 8-5. That is an off year. But 6-7, on the heels of last year’s debacle??? What about the years prior to that?

Go Gators

January 2nd, 2011
11:00 pm

I doubt Florida will be contending for a National Title next year, but I sure as hell think they’ll be in contention for one before Georgia. It is simply hilarious that our cast off assistant AD isn’t going to fire Richt. I wonder if is loyalty is still in the swamp.

MRBIGUNS

January 2nd, 2011
11:00 pm

I’ve said for the past 5 years. Richt will never get UGA past 10 wins and as the years follow the wins will decrease and guess what? It has come to fruitition. The Dawgs will never improve with Richt and keeping him will only prolong the inevitable. Losing seasons after losing seasons.

Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
11:02 pm

I will tell you this about Richt- in 10 years he has played in the SEC CG 3 times and won it twice. Only LSU has won it more times than Richt over the past 10 years. Has he had 2 bad years by comparison with the first 8- yes he has. But I don’t think he has forgotten how to coach- or how to win 90 games over those 10 years. The question I have is whether he is burnt out- whether he wants to do it anymore at this time. He seems completely burnt out to me. 6 of those 10 years he had Ga in the top 10 in the nation. 6 out of 10- not too shabby.

Top Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
11:02 pm

If nobody in power at UGA cares about the football program, then why should I care? Consequently, until I see that they do care, I am done. Sad to say, but I cannot continue to care when the players (except for Walsh) and the coaches are so ambivalent toward success and so content with mediocrity.

Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
11:04 pm

Go Gators That remains to be seen I guess- right??? I will tell you this- that Florida team that played PSU yesterday is an average football team at best. I don’t think Will will be contending for a NC anytime soon.

AlwaysADawg87

January 2nd, 2011
11:06 pm

fbrumormill: Lots of smoke at Georgia tonight. Could be staff changes. Could be more.”
–http://twitter.com/fbrumormill/status/21765005003194368

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Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
11:08 pm

They are probably electing a new pope. Was the smoke white or black?

SEC statistician

January 2nd, 2011
11:10 pm

Coach Dooley,

You need some help with your stats. Saban has won the sec 3 times and played for the title 5 times I think. 3 times at LSU winning twice and twice at Bama winning once- 5 appearances with 3 wins in less time coaching than Richt. Urban Meyer appeared three times in only 6 years and won 2 of those three. Doing that in 6 years as opposed to what Richt did in 10 years puts Meyer firmly in front of Richt.

Big Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
11:11 pm

I thought when Damon Evans got fired and Greg McGarity came onboard that we were saved. But all we will be treated to it looks like is another year of Captain Sominex and his seven stooges. At least we can all take comfort in knowing that a leopard doesn’t change his spots, and CMR takes at least 5 years to change bumbling assistant coaches, so this time next year we can all celebrate and be proud of our program once more! McGarity obviously learned nothing in his seventeen years with UF under Jeremy Foley. Maybe he can pay attention though this fall when Muschamp and Weis rip us a new one.

SnoozeULose

January 2nd, 2011
11:11 pm

Question…….. Tough to stand by and watch your beloved alma mater falling to a slow death while the powers that be twiddle their thumbs.

oldyeller

January 2nd, 2011
11:12 pm

It appears to me that the two best coaches out there would be George O’Leary and Ralph Fridgen. Why not they appear to have the number of your school. Big George continues to whip you guys every chance he gets, plus the fat man can really coach offense.

VA DAWG

January 2nd, 2011
11:12 pm

The problem is we hired an ACC coach who turned us into an ACC team. Fire him now. Heck Maryland fired the Fridge because they didn’t think he could get the job done and he had a winning season and was ACC coach of the year!!

Herry Perry

January 2nd, 2011
11:13 pm

Go Gators/Go Bama, aka closet Yellow Maggot. Nice try “lil” man.

drunkyard dogs

January 2nd, 2011
11:13 pm

hey great idea about having Richt run out of the tunnel first leading the team, led them down the highway to ____ as AC DC would sing it for you

Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
11:13 pm

SEC statistician You need to reread my post pal- I said over the past 10 years!!! LSU has won 3 times – the onlt team to do so in the past 10 years. Check it out.

Question

January 2nd, 2011
11:15 pm

Snooze…I’m sure the powers that be want to win as much as you do. They just have a difference of opinion on how to get there.

SnoozeULose

January 2nd, 2011
11:16 pm

As for calling out ALL players, I don’t believe any kid leaves it on the field more than Aaron Murray. He’s the best all around package we’ll probably ever see in our lifetime – passion, game prep, film junkie, conditioning, toughness, guts, accuracy, elusiveness, quickness, strong arm, game smart. If he were Mallett’s height and age, he’d go before him in the draft. Georgia’s HUGH gain and UF’s loss…..!

Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
11:16 pm

VA DAWG What an ignorant post that is. That ACC team won 2 NC’s with him as OC. They did pretty well for about 15 years running. Please stop with the ACC bashing- Miami and FSU were kicking ANY SEC team’s butt during their runs. AND they will both be back.

Bob C

January 2nd, 2011
11:18 pm

I hope Bill King and the rest of the Richt bashers will do us all favor and stay home for next year’s games. (In fact, I doubt very seriously that most do not attend anyway althoug Bill King does). Someone who has won 75% of his games deserves a chance to right the ship. I know. I know. You want to look at the winning % for last couple of years, but you let’s look at his entire 10 years. And don’t whine about winning with “Donnan’s recruits”. Please. Stafford and Moreno and 2007? Donnan’s recruits?

Every good coach goes through some down years. Heck, why doesn’t Texas just fire Mack Brown after a 5-7 season? Oh. I know. Let’s give him one more year, right? and then gripe about the play calling.

GatorBait 18-3

January 2nd, 2011
11:19 pm

Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
10:56 pm
GatorBait 18-3 And how do you think Muschamp will do next year? Please tell me you think UF will contend for a NC again!!!

They will and long before Georgia does.

Herry Perry

January 2nd, 2011
11:20 pm

Coach Dooley, a small point that should be taken into consideration, is UM anf FSU were not in the ACC when they had there runs and that was like 20 years ago.

80sDawg

January 2nd, 2011
11:20 pm

Richt will have essentially the same roster in 2011 as he did this year. What makes anyone think he can motivate them? he hasn’t done it in two years. He never deviates from his coaching style. He’s normally good for 9-10 wins a season, but doesn’t have that “it” factor needed to be a championship guy. 2011 will be another wasted season if no change is made in the coaching staff. I think Richt should stay, but Bobo needs to go. If Richt stays, maybe we can have a decent season. If he goes, we’ll definitely have a horrible season. The SEC East should be wide open next year. No reason why we shouldn’t win it. Even if it’s a down year in the SEC

Question

January 2nd, 2011
11:21 pm

Bob C…I completely agree with you…but it didn’t help Phil Fulmer. He won 75% of his games…had a NC also…but they ran him off and look what happened.

The problem is that fans want to win at ALL costs. It doesn’t matter how you do it, and if you have to sell your soul to the devil in the process…so long as you win. It’s sad.

Be careful that you want what you pray for. Just ask a TN fan.

Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
11:22 pm

GatorBait 18-3 Yeah- that’s what you said last year- and Brantley was the best QB in the land, etc etc etc. SC will probably win the East again next year. Not UF.

AthDawg

January 2nd, 2011
11:22 pm

Richt’s lack of energy and motivation on the sidelines has definately become the team’s personality. The “change” that Richt speaks about should be his own attitude and demeanor on the sidelines and in the locker room. Then he should grow a pair and evalute his staff with an open mind.

Go Gators

January 2nd, 2011
11:23 pm

80sDawg is right. Your going to have the same bad players next year and the same coaches that don’t have the “it” factor (translation they suck too). Yet, you should keep them around because they are the best Georgia could hope to get. Finally a Georgia realist. Accept your mediocrity.

Herry Perry

January 2nd, 2011
11:24 pm

Gator bait a.k.a, dude that lives through a college football program to make himself feel like he is a somebody, and hangs out on a uga blog to talk smack to make himself feel better about the fact that everyone he knows laughs at him.

VA DAWG

January 2nd, 2011
11:24 pm

Coach Dooley, the problem is that was in the past just as our best years were in the first 5 years of Richt’s tenure. What have Florida State and Miami done in the last two years? Fired their head coaches. I am not bashing the ACC you moron. I live in the middle of it. If we had gotten Bud Foster from Va Tech we would have had a better defense this year. My point is that SEC football is smash mouth in your face run oriented game not like the majority of the ACC. Get your shorts out of the wad.

GatorBait 18-3

January 2nd, 2011
11:25 pm

Coach Dooley

All I can tell you is an “AVERAGE” Florida team will always beat any Georgia team (excluding end-zone dancing contests) You may have noticed the worst Florida team in 20 years still beat Georgia in Jax this year.

suwanee dawg

January 2nd, 2011
11:25 pm

Please stop with the Donnan recruits comments. We were pretty good in 05 and 07 with Donnan gone in 2000. Keep the facts straight. For those who say the defense is not the problem, they must of missed the Tech game (too bad we did not have Air Force D on the field). As bad as Bozo is for the O, I saw no improvment in the D this year. After reviewing the 2011 schedule we would be favored in 4 games if the lines were set now. Never thought it would turn to this, but go Falcons.

Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
11:26 pm

Herry Perry No you are wrong- FSU won their first ACC in 1992 and won their NC’s in 93 and 99.
They were in the ACC both of those NC years and during their great run.

GatorBait 18-3

January 2nd, 2011
11:28 pm

Coach Dooley

SC should be the favorite—-Georgia won’t contend until you get rid of Richt—–the longer you keep him the more I like it———-I almost broke my Georgia friends when I bet them Goff would never beat Florida and he never did.

Question

January 2nd, 2011
11:29 pm

See ya Herry Perry.

SnoozeULose

January 2nd, 2011
11:29 pm

HerryPerry……………… cracked meup

Gator-Butt 18-3

January 2nd, 2011
11:29 pm

Guys I am totally responsible for what the Florida Gators do on the field and therefore tie my little ego in with what they do. I get on UGA blogs and call people idiots because I can hide behind my computer screen and feel like I am a somebody.

Rich

January 2nd, 2011
11:30 pm

You forget that Bobo also likes to keep Carlton Thomas in to pick up the blitz.

Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
11:30 pm

GatorBait 18-3 Since I am not a Dawg graduate I have no emotional response for you. Things run in cycles. Florida has had 2 great cycles in the past 20 years, first with Spurrier for 10 and then the Tebow years under Meyer. The prior 60 years not so much. Georgia once owned you and the worm has turned. But nobody fears UF anymore- you might need to deal with that fact. Until you can prove it on the field again- you are just an average SEC least team.

Junkyard Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
11:30 pm

I actually think Tennessee will be very good in the east next year. That Tyler Bray kid looked very good in the Music City Bowl. The Vols had a very young team and had some tough last minute lost games. I think their 2nd year under Dooley is going to suprise some people.

GatorBait 18-3

January 2nd, 2011
11:30 pm

Herry Perry

Dial information and find someone who cares.

OldFan

January 2nd, 2011
11:31 pm

The shame in all this is that we UGA fans have had little reason over the years to believe that the Dawgs are a national powerhouse or an elite team. But we always had enough self-delusion to believe joyfully that “next year is going to be the year”. Now, unfortunately, CMR and his bumbling staff have deprived us of that fantasy and made us face the hard truth about our football program. That’s why everyone is so ticked off. The administration needs to make the tough call and restore our vain hopes and senseless optimism. Now, we’re losing more than just games.

Gawgadawg

January 2nd, 2011
11:31 pm

9 in the box and we are trying to run the ball and it was a tight 9 only a moron would run the ball against that defence. what is wrong with Bobo is he deff dumb and blind.

Question

January 2nd, 2011
11:32 pm

Junkyard Dawg…I agree.

GatorBait 18-3

January 2nd, 2011
11:32 pm

Gator-Butt 18-3

I’m a sick puppy with no imagination

Gator-Butt 18-3

January 2nd, 2011
11:32 pm

Man gator fans don’t even like my a$$.

Question

January 2nd, 2011
11:33 pm

Old Fan…awesome post.

oldyeller

January 2nd, 2011
11:34 pm

Hire the fat man from Maryland as your offensive coordinator.

SEC statistician

January 2nd, 2011
11:34 pm

Coach Dooley,

I did read your post. And Saban has won it 3 times in the last 10 years. Nobody has won it more than Richt because there are only 10 years and so between Saban’s 3 sec titles, Meyer’s 2, and Richt’s 2 sec titles that doesn’t leave a lot of room for anyone else to have won 3 sec titles. Your stat that no one has won the sec more times in the last 10 years than Richt is not only erroneous but is statistically difficult to begin with due to the low sample of only 10 years. What a dumb stat for you to come up with.

Gator-Butt 18-3

January 2nd, 2011
11:35 pm

Gator Bait I’m sorry you have no imagination, especially for your mental illness. Know I think we all understand. You can feel free to go take your medication son.

bwell

January 2nd, 2011
11:35 pm

Rather than worrying about who would turn pro the team should have been worrying about showing up and playing UCF! To much attention given to these guys for what? ALL OF THEM SHOULD RETURN, if you have to get an eval from the NFL then you ain’t ready. Houston, Boykins, both kickers, and both Offensive lineman need to come back or we may be better off without them!

Red Panties

January 2nd, 2011
11:35 pm

Gator-Butt 18-3

January 2nd, 2011
11:32 pm
Man gator fans don’t even like my a$$.

I like it!

Hairy Perry

January 2nd, 2011
11:38 pm

I’m out guys good night and happy new year.

Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
11:39 pm

VA DAWG No but you do suffer from the same SEC superiority complex that most in the south do. The SEC has 2 or3 great teams each year but many of the others are not so hot. The West is loaded this year and the East sucks. And that is part of the problem that many Dawg fans have- they believe that just because they are in the SEC that out of conference teams will roll over for them. Ga is 6-6 going into the bowl game and yet they are favored by 6+ and fans think that even though their team is average at best that they are going to kick UCF all over the field. Totally unrealistic. And the game showed it.

cs

January 2nd, 2011
11:39 pm

Richt and Goff are tied with an 80% losing percentage to Florida. If Richt stays, Goff will move ahead of him. I guess I can start buying ‘bama, LSU, and Auburn hats and shirts so i can be proud to display a college program. If Richt stays, can we make them take Ga off their stuff? Its embarassing and the Athens Bulldogs dont sound bad.

GatorBait 18-3

January 2nd, 2011
11:39 pm

Gator-Butt 18-3
January 2nd, 2011
11:35 pm
Gator Bait I’m sorry you have no imagination, especially for your mental illness. Know I think we all understand. You can feel free to go take your medication son.

You are truly an ignorant fool. That quote was under your name and attributed to you.

That’s about what I would expect from a high school drop out.

WHATEVER

January 2nd, 2011
11:39 pm

Junkyard Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
11:40 pm

Muschamp and Weis could end up being a hell of a combination at UF. You have a young, hungry, man on a mission to build a dynasty at UF in muschamp. Then he has joined forces with an offensive guru like Weis? I love the Dawgs and wish them the best but people how in the hell are we going to compete with that? Weis > Bobo ???? Does anyone else see whats wrong with that picture?

I really believe that CMR could save Georgia. It’s not going to be easy, but it can be done. We need someone that is the real deal at OC first of all. Then we really need to get our O and D lines BEEFED back up. We simply don’t have enough BEEF to bang in the SEC. Last but not least we need a leader. The Dawgs truly have no identity right now. They are lost and it shows there is no leadership in the locker room. Hell, you know things are bad when someone that doesn’t even practice fully with the team(Blair) calls them out.

JaxDawg

January 2nd, 2011
11:41 pm

There is no hope for next year with CMR at the helm! He WON’T make any personnel changes (period)! Why do we have to stand for this type of performance? BRING IN SOMEONE WHO IS HUNGRY TO WIN!!!!!!

dawggone fan

January 2nd, 2011
11:43 pm

I agree with disappointed dawg fan 110%.

I love Coach Richt as a man with high morals and character. However he has become the Paul Hewitt of UGA and must move on. We at UGA are not like GT (can’t afford $$$ to fire Hewitt) we can afford to fire any and all football coaches and start over..NOW is the time!!!!!

Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
11:44 pm

SEC statistician Can you even read???? I said LSU won it 3 times over the past 10 years- comparing schools over 10 years- not coaches.

Only LSU has won it more times than Richt(GA) over the past 10 years.

rincon dawg

January 2nd, 2011
11:45 pm

Louisiana Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
11:49 pm

I think it is time for Coach Richt to go. His team has no discipline, no respect for him and they have lost the want to win. It is completely unacceptable to have 11 players arrested!! We are NOT Miami. The arrests are an obvious sign that the players have lost all respect for Coach Richt. I think he is a fine man but he has lost it as a coach. We need to right this ship now. Coach Richt should have cleaned house last year but did not. He must live with that decision and it should cost him his job now and not after another horrible season. Why on earth would you kick a field goal and not go for 7 in the first quarter?! I am from Savannah, went to LSU but was raised a Dawgs fan. It is killing me to see UGA at this sorry level. It needs to be fixed now, the forst step is to get rid of Richt!

Question

January 2nd, 2011
11:49 pm

I’ll tell you who UGA’s next coach needs to be….Bret Eldridge.

Here is a guy that is tenacious, love to win, and loves the Dawgs.

dawg2

January 2nd, 2011
11:50 pm

Did anyone watch Alabama play and that Damn big O line!

Richt wanted Cam Newton as a tight end?
All SEC teams will be alot better next year!

What will UGA be….the same BS!

Fire Richt and Let new Head Coach pick his staff.

Gatored up for 2011

January 2nd, 2011
11:52 pm

“Things run in cycles. Florida has had 2 great cycles in the past 20 years, first with Spurrier for 10 and then the Tebow years under Meyer. The prior 60 years not so much”- Coach Dooley

Coach Dooley,

Hmmm! So Florida has had 2 great cycles. Sounds a lot like Georgia. Let’s see. Great teams from 1980-1982 a great 3 year run. Rest of the 80s and throughout the 90s- non existent. Same with the 60s and 70s. 1990s? Pretty insignificant except maybe 1-2 good years- no division titles of course. Another great 3-4 year run from 2002-2005. That’s pretty much it for Georgia football. 2 great 3-4 year cycles. At least Spurriers cycle was for 11 years and Meyer’s teams were good for 4-5 years.

I think you vastly overestimate your football history sir. You may have owned us way back when but your history aint much. Who do you think you are? Alabama? You aint no Alabama sir so please don’t act like your tradition is all that.

PHIL

January 2nd, 2011
11:52 pm

Most of you people wouldn’t know a football from a flying saucer. Never coached, never played. And one up above on this page even has advice on how to be an AD. What board are you a member of? The Wash Board? You people believe the most important thing in the world is to win a childs game played by young adults, that is where you 100% of your esteem and pride. You’d be glad to be in Auburn’s position knowing full well they may not even have a football team there four years from now. You’d love to swap places with Alabama where Saban takes signs more than his allotment then takes the scholarship away from some kid who has already put his two years in. That’d be just fine with you until it was your son he took it from. You gripe and complain about Grantham even knowing full well that if Kirby had come to here as DC, Grantham would be at AL and the results at both places would have been the same. You’d be saying “that idiot Richt hired Smart when he knew that Saban was really the DC at AL. And he’s no better than Willie.” You are all sick and tired of this and sick and tired of that. Would you collectively like a quarter to call someone who cares? Someone posted that McGarity is about to lose the alumni and fan base. I bet you the ranch if UGA is 2-10, 80,000 show up at Sanford Stadium anytime the lights are turned on.

Some rocket scientist posted that a recruit should go to Alabama because they will always be good. Until the last 3 years, Alabama was nothing. You were probably 10 and don’t remember. We beat AL just three years ago. Closer than it should have been. What did it take to turn it around? Unethical recruiting practices. What did it take for a coach with a losing lifetime record to turn Auburn around? Illegal recruiting practices. If winning is that important to you then please go be an Auburn fan. Someone posted that the AD at Maryland had the guts to do what was right to turn their program around. Really? Fire the ACC coach of the year. Say that out loud and see how stupid you sound saying that. It’s Maryland for goodness sake. What do they expect to do?

All that said, I think that was the worst, most uninspired performance I can remember ever seeing out of a UGA team of any kind. Even Scott Howard was boring calling the game on radio. But then again, the defense only gave up 10 points so maybe they weren’t uninspired. But that offensive line has underperformed for two years. You brain surgeons want to know why Bobo isn’t committed to the run its because it would be 3 and out every single possession if he did. Why did it work against Tech last year? It’s because they really, really suck, that’s why. Since, like most of you wanta be coaches and know-it-alls, I’m not there, I don’t know if it’s coaching from CSS or not. As a coach and a player I know you can’t MAKE a player play to his potential or give his whole effort 100% of the time. I know that you can’t bench everyone because unlike professional sports, in college the replacements are limited in both scope and talent. But I know something is wrong. I ADMIRE CMR for not throwing anyone under the bus publicly as to say what areas are of concern, but the O Line has to be one of them.

Another problem has to be recruiting. Any statement saying we get all these high level recruits soon loses it’s luster when compared to the recruiting classes of our opponents which for several years have been much better. Again since I’m not there, I don’t know if that is a Garner issue or a position coach issue. I am positive that it is not a CMR issue. The recruits enjoy CMR as opposed to say Charlie Weiss who couldn’t get along with any family of a player, couldn’t recruit and will be the undoing of UF in the next 3-5 years. Write it down I told you here. Players and their family’s HATE him. which reminds me. You people want a fire and brimstone coach, well now you got one in CTG. I don’t think that players like Ray Drew, Stephen Tuitt and Gabe Wright want to play for a coach that is yelling and screaming in his face all afternoon after a long day at school. I wouldn’t. I doubt you would.

I think it is great that we all have opinions and have a forum to express them. But UGA has a patent on stupid fans. When you express that opinion in this authoritative manner like you know more than people who actually have played major college football, coach major college football and I can’t believe I have to say this, actually been an Athletic Director at an SEC school, you sound like a dunce. Then again maybe you’re just the whiny loser you seem to be.

Coach Dooley

January 2nd, 2011
11:53 pm

IMO there is no way that the AD will fire Mark Richt before next year. I still have concerns about whether he still wants to coach right now-whether he is burned out. I wonder if he might resign.

dawg2

January 2nd, 2011
11:53 pm

rincon…you cool man, lol

lakerga

January 2nd, 2011
11:54 pm

i read that Lemay is the answer and i have to wonder what people are basing this on. He has not even played in a football game in over a year. He played in a lower division high school team when he last played. I would say he is a major question mark at this point. I think its desperation that would drive this type of thinking. Murray and or Mason will drive this bus for the next year or two.

Junkyard Dawg

January 2nd, 2011
11:56 pm

The thing that makes me the most mad about UGA is the Florida game. Every year we are always getting embarrassed by the Gators. I am personally a younger UGA fan who doesn’t remember the time UGA owned Florida. The farthest back of UGA I can remember is when Spurrier started this annual *** kicking in Jacksonville. I was too young to remember Herschel, or Erk. All I know if Goof, and Boo Boo. Do you get what I’m saying? Its sad that UGA fans my age haven’t had the luxury of even being able to witness the Dawgs constantly win the WLOCP.

Question

January 2nd, 2011
11:56 pm

Phil
And you sound like a dunce when you post things as facts that are not. Alabama and Auburn are good because of illegal recruiting practices?

It’s unfortunate, because I agree with a lot of your post. However, you cannot state “facts” without actually having them.

dawggone

January 2nd, 2011
11:58 pm

good night…the dawgs are in good hands.

Dawg fan

January 3rd, 2011
12:00 am

Dawg2,

Yeah. I watched Bama play and have to admit they look downright scary. Their O-line was massive. I watched it and the MSU game and when Bama is healthy on both sides they are about invincible and I can’t figure out how they lost 3 games. Bama fan I was watching the games with at the bar told me they only lose 3 starters on offense and that 4 of their O-line starters are back. The announcers said it was the first game since early October that their whole O-line had been healthy. He said their entire defense will return unless 1 or 2 of their jr players go pro early. Those guys are just freaking loaded with talent from top to bottom and we pick them up again in 2011. They pulled a lot of starters 5 minutes into the 3rd qtr and still beat MSU to a pulp. The 3rd team tailback shredded MSU. Not a good time to be getting them back on the schedule. Seems like we just got through playing them.

Coach Dooley

January 3rd, 2011
12:01 am

Gatored up for 2011 Well since I am older than you for sure- yes I think my knowledge of SEC football history is better than yours. I lived in Gainesville for 8 years ; was there during Spurrier’s Sr year. I remember well those swell years of Gator football before Spurrier. Spurrier was ahead of his time before other teams caught up with him- same with Meyer and he got great production out of Tebow and his coaching staff at UF. I did not go to Ga , nor am an especially great fan of them. I am an FSU grad and have followed SEC and later FSU/ACC football for over 60 years. And yes for awhile FSU did own UF although more recently while we were in the wilderness with Bowden’s ego games you owned us. But UF is not so great right now. You’re gonna have to regain it on the field pal.

oldyeller

January 3rd, 2011
12:02 am

I can not picture Saint Richt yelling or motivating a team. My take is he is to much of a nice guy to do that. I really believe as a college coach you need to motivate. These are just out of high school kids and still respond to the emotion and actions of the coach. His demeanor on the sidelines gives the impression that he goes with the flow. Adjust your sunglasses and make sure your hair is alright.

For goodness sake show some emotion. Your players watch and respond to what they see from their leader.

blue

January 3rd, 2011
12:04 am

The people who say give CMR one more year are the same people who give their wife another chance after she cheats

Question

January 3rd, 2011
12:04 am

oldyeller….
You don’t have to be a jerk to win football games.

MT

January 3rd, 2011
12:07 am

Gatored up for 2011

please don’t act like your tradition is all that.

Georgia Bulldogs number 11 in all time victories, way ahead of hogtown.
number of Florida victories over Georgia from 1905 to 1990– 23
Just remember Ray Goff Jim Donnan and apparently Mark Richt is our Doug Dickey
and Ray Graves. We’ll be back.

Dudley

January 3rd, 2011
12:07 am

Get a new QB. Worked for Auburn.

Coach Dooley

January 3rd, 2011
12:08 am

Every coach has his own style of caching. There are those that show a lot of emotion and yell and scream and others go just the opposite direction. Neither has the corner on winning NC’s. How much emotion did you see by Bowden, Miles, Brown, Pete Carroll, etc.

Bama recruiting numbers

January 3rd, 2011
12:08 am

“You’d love to swap places with Alabama where Saban takes signs more than his allotment then takes the scholarship away from some kid who has already put his two years in. That’d be just fine with you until it was your son he took it from.”- Phil

Since you’re so smart Phil show me the name of one single Alabama football player who lost his roster spot after 2 years so that Saban could make room due to oversigning. Just one smart guy!

James

January 3rd, 2011
12:08 am

Get a NT for the 3-4. That’s the Bama formula.

Judge

January 3rd, 2011
12:08 am

Murray’s out, Lemay’s in.

Emmit

January 3rd, 2011
12:09 am

Run the ball 50x a game.

Dawg in Kentucky

January 3rd, 2011
12:11 am

yes he can and he will

USMC dawg

January 3rd, 2011
12:11 am

Mark Richt CANNOT turn this football program around.
He has been a good coach for our program in the past, but his time has come to an end.
We need a Fresh start with a new Head coach and coaching staff in Athens.
I personally will be boycotting my University’s Football games until a coaching change has been made.
I have been embarassed ever since the stomping in the endzone in Jacksonville a few years ago.
I will golf, play tennis, vacation, camp, fish, etc…anything but watch Georgia football next Spring.

Bama recruiting numbers

January 3rd, 2011
12:12 am

“We beat AL just three years ago. Closer than it should have been. What did it take to turn it around? Unethical recruiting practices.”- Phil

Last time I checked Georgia’s 2007 win at Alabama went into overtime. How this idiot Phil thinks it wasn’t close is amusing.

Unethical recruiting practices? Phil, I’m still waiting on your proof. Where is your proof of unethical recruiting practices? Still waiting on you to name just one single Alabama football player who was run off his scholarship after 2 years. Show me just one Phil.

Question

January 3rd, 2011
12:13 am

USMC Dawg…me too, I’m with you!

Wait…no I’m not.

oldyeller

January 3rd, 2011
12:14 am

Hey Phil, I think you are full of yourself. You claim to have been the athletic director at a S.E.C. school is embarrassing. A full page of verbiage no one understands is boring and non meaningful. Hey pal what’s your point?

Emmit

January 3rd, 2011
12:15 am

Mark Richt turned it around from 2006 to 2007. Unranked to finish #2 in the country in 1 season.

YEAH bABY.

UGA? R U Kidding?

January 3rd, 2011
12:16 am

Relax dawg fans; I know you like the back of my hand. In six months, you’ll have all but forgotten what a disaster your program is. You won’t remember that a strong case can be made that you are the most under performing program in the FBS. No…you’ll be talking your usual, mindless trash, bragging about your most recent top 5 recruiting class, predicting first place in the east and making reservations to the Rose Bowl. That’s just what you idiots do. (until Boise State hammers you by 20). Then the crying will start all over again.

MT

January 3rd, 2011
12:16 am

Junkyard Dawg

Too bad your not old enough to remember 1982 We
whip the Gators 44-0. Herschel was great!
Beat Tennessee 44-0 the year before(we didn’t play them every year back then).

Emmit

January 3rd, 2011
12:16 am

Judge,

I agree, Lemay is amazing.

Derek

January 3rd, 2011
12:17 am

Disappointed Dawg on Comment #3 said everything that needed to be said. Fantastic post and I hope you send that on to McGarity. In fact… I’ll see if I can get your post around the forums/articles as well.

Emmit

January 3rd, 2011
12:17 am

James,

Good point. We need a big ole JUCO transfer at NT like ole Mt. Cody.

Coach Dooley

January 3rd, 2011
12:18 am

USMC dawg Sounds good. We will miss you.

James

January 3rd, 2011
12:18 am

Emmit-

Insightful.

Brilliant post, and so true.

Run the ball, simple as that. 50 times a game, oh year, Herschel like.

benchwarmer

January 3rd, 2011
12:18 am

Richt must go. The Memphis”thing” was final proof of that. What a sorry program UGA football has become. Losing is one thing but becoming the home for bad boys on top of that is just too much.

MoDawg

January 3rd, 2011
12:19 am

First the O-line is confused and not even the slightest motivated because of our play calling(PERIOD)drive, drive drive keep it simple keep it clean and punish the opponents, Second the Defensive secondary when recognizing a run play is transpiring they never go up and attack .. its either wait and arm tackle or strip the ball(Blue, Davis, Jones and company) will never allow a play to be over without delivering punishment to whoever was toting that pigskin, trust me after a first half of getting the $&%@ knocked out of you… when the 2nd half rolls around you do not want to see them guys back on the football field. I leave it at these two things for this team to improve on 110%. We have the players we just need the attitude to Finish the Drill, and I guarantee you, we will go back to being a 10+ win team every year and recruits will have to prove themselves to be in our program

GA Shawty

January 3rd, 2011
12:19 am

MARCUS DOWTIN CHARGED WITH 2ND DEGREE ASSUALT
http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20101230/WCT01/12300328

Why hasn’t this been reported? Coincidentally, he’s charged days before he’s not allowed to play in the bowl game yet UGA claims it’s a “coach’s decision.” Is UGA trying to cover up arrest #12?

James

January 3rd, 2011
12:20 am

Dudley,

I agree, a chance absolutely MUST be made at QB.

Did you watch the game? Murray was abysmal again in the 4th quarter, with a decent QB, Georgia goes 10-3 in 2010.

MT

January 3rd, 2011
12:20 am

UGA? R U Kidding?

But of Course! Because we’re just better than you.

UGA? R U Kidding?

January 3rd, 2011
12:20 am

Thanks for bringing up the early 80’s. Hey, a quick show of hands…….all fans who’s teams have won a national championship in the last quarter century………

GA Shawty

January 3rd, 2011
12:20 am

MARCUS DOWTIN CHARGED WITH 2ND DEGREE ASSUALT
http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20101230/WCT01/12300328

Why hasn’t this been reported yet? Coincidentally, he’s charged days before he’s not allowed to play in the bowl game yet UGA claims it’s a “coache’s decision.” Is UGA trying to cover up arrest #12?

James

January 3rd, 2011
12:20 am

Florida fans on here trying to get Richt fired.

they did thew same thing in 06′.

Richt finished #2 the next year.

Chuck Uga

January 3rd, 2011
12:21 am

Wrong, Bill King. We aren’t skeptical anymore…we are CERTAIN Mark Richt cannot right the ship. It’s a pattern of ineptitude. Amazing Greg McGarity cannot see beyond the 2010 season. Guess he isn’t going to consider the inconsistencies of the past two seasons and the continued ineptitude of Mike Bobo, Bryan McClendon, Stacy Searels, etc. Some housecleaning is in order, recruiting be damned. Who cares about recruiting when coaching isn’t working…doesn’t matter who you recruit if they are overrated or cannot perform!

USMC dawg

January 3rd, 2011
12:21 am

“USMC dawg Sounds good. We will miss you.”

Thanks Corch Dooley, that means alot to me coming from you.

Bama recruiting numbers

January 3rd, 2011
12:21 am

Hey Phil,

You know what a stupid fan really is? A stupid fan is some moronic know it all who starts making charges of unethical recruiting practices without knowing what in the hell he is talking about.

Still waiting on your proof of just one single Alabama player who was cut from the team to make room for another player because Saban oversigned. I’m betting $500 you can’t come up with one. Matter of fact you aint got to put up a dime. All you got to do is provide your proof and I’ll send you a cashier’s check.

Still waiting on your proof Phil.

UGA? R U Kidding?

January 3rd, 2011
12:21 am

yeah sure…when I think UGA football, I think “wow, they sure are better than me” LOL Georgia Football Saturday….built Matel tough

GA Shawty

January 3rd, 2011
12:22 am

MARCUS DOWTIN CHARGED WITH 2ND DEGREE ASSUALT
http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20101230/WCT01/12300328

Why hasn’t this been reported? Coincidentally, he’s charged days before he’s not allowed to play in the bowl game yet UGA claims it’s a “coache’s decision.” Is UGA trying to cover up arrest #12?

Coach Dooley

January 3rd, 2011
12:22 am

GA Shawty You already said that. Do you stutter?

Dudley

January 3rd, 2011
12:22 am

Murray seems like a nice short little kid, but he just can’t play QB. Threw some more interceptions, got sacked half a dozen again, ran a dozen times again for 4 or 5 yards, couldn’t convert a 3rd down in the 2nd half, couldn’t beat a team with a winning record all season, oh well, he played his last. Goodbye #11, heard you’re tranferring to JUCO.

Walter

January 3rd, 2011
12:24 am

I remember back in 2001. Evereyboy wrote Mark Richt off.

Man, did he come on like a freight train.

2002? Remember that year?

Finished #3 in the country.

Jayson

January 3rd, 2011
12:24 am

Richt changed the culture mid-season.

Went from 1-4 to 5-2.

Case closed.

Billy

January 3rd, 2011
12:26 am

Mark Richt just had 1 bad season.

His only bad season at Georgia so far.

The other 9 were solid.

Happened to Urban Meyer too, Urban quit again.

Billy

January 3rd, 2011
12:27 am

Richt has 96 wins in 10 seasons, averages 9.6 wins a season, top 5 in the country there when it comes to winners.

Bama recruiting numbers

January 3rd, 2011
12:27 am

Phil,

Where ya at son? Cat got your tongue? Still googling to try and find one single Alabama football player who was cut after 2 years to make room for another player. Good luck with that oh foolish one. You’ll be googling all night to try and find proof of something that never happened.

Where did your coward azz run off to?

GALawDawg

January 3rd, 2011
12:28 am

I agree with most of what Phil says. Sure, it’s great to have a place to post our opinions and even vent a little about how the team has performed lately, but most of you (myself included) don’t really know enough about the intricacies of football (how it’s coached, how players respond, schemes and game plans, etc.) to have any real clue what you are talking about; you just regurgitate a bunch of crap you have heard and think sounds good. Of course, I have my own opinions about Richt, Bobo, Searels, and the rest of the team, but unlike most of you, I recognize that as a fan, my real place is to be there to always support the Dawgs through good times and bad, not to act like I’m some college football expert who knows all the problems and how to fix them. Every team has bad years; fortunately, UGA also has a lot of really good years, and I’m gonna be here for all of them. UGA will weather this storm one way or another and I’m going to always pull for them as hard as I possibly can…when we take another national title, it’s going to be sweet, but in the meantime, try not to freak out too much. It’s a game…my absolute favorite game to watch but still a game.

MT

January 3rd, 2011
12:28 am

Emmit

Just give it up.Get on the bandwagon for a new coach, Richt’s had ten years
he’s 2-8 vs the Baja Gators, his win total has gone down for four straight
years we have a losing record in the SEC E since 2006. Time for a change.
I like CMR, great guy, good character, but 2005 was a long time ago, and if you remember we back into the SECCG that year.

Billy

January 3rd, 2011
12:29 am

My oh my, just counted up the number of top 10 finishes Coach Richt’s had at FSU & Georgia.

18 times.

Man.

Peerless.

Rest of the SEC

January 3rd, 2011
12:29 am

Walter, Jason, and Billy- all the same person anyway,

Then go ahead and keep Richt. We’re all for you guys keeping Richt. Matter of fact go ahead and lock him up to a 20 year contract. We’re cool with that and fully support it.

Coach Dooley

January 3rd, 2011
12:30 am

I heard a college coach say this many years ago- “a typical southern football fan yells and screams at 19-20 year old kids playing QB for not being able to hit receivers 35-45 yards down the field. Then after having one or two too many during the game they leave the stadium and can’t find their car in the parking lot”. Lots of truth in that statement.

Gerald

January 3rd, 2011
12:30 am

Somebody please list all the coaches available that have averaged 9.6 wins a year in the SEC over a decade or more.

Michael

January 3rd, 2011
12:32 am

At least Richt didn’t quit like Meyer after adversity hit.

oldyeller

January 3rd, 2011
12:33 am

Hey question I agree you do not have to be a jerk to win football games, you just have to be a knowledgeable student of the game. I question CMR’s leadership quality’s regarding success. Nice guys always finish last so they say. I doubt that in today’s environment that even Bobby Dodd (the original nice guy, players coach), could keep pace with the current environment. Point is CMR needs to toughen up. Needs to make decisions regarding coaches. His staff consists of friends and good old boys. If you have the money hire the best and get rid of those who have failed.

Stinger

January 3rd, 2011
12:33 am

It’s so funny to read that Florida fans are trying to get Mark Richt fired. Don’t you think he is doing good enough on his own? Bring back Jim Donnan. Certainly don’t give it to that lard azz Grantham. He can’t run up and down the side lines without getting out of breath.

Ray

January 3rd, 2011
12:33 am

Ok, let’s get a new coach.

Somebody list here any coach in the SEC that has finished in the top 10 4 years in a row like Richt did at Georgia.

I’m sure it’s a long list.

Question

January 3rd, 2011
12:33 am

Gerald…Phil Fulmer.

Rest of the SEC

January 3rd, 2011
12:34 am

Billy,

I couldn’t agree with you more. Richt is a superb coach. Best one out there. Please keep him.

Rest of the SEC

January 3rd, 2011
12:35 am

Ray,

You’re absolutely right. Nobody is in league with Richt’s 4 straight top 10s. Better sign him up for the next decade before someone else gets him.

Question

January 3rd, 2011
12:35 am

Oldyeller….seem to work for Richt for 8 years…did all of this “nice guys finish last” thing just start happening in the last 18-24 months?

Colt

January 3rd, 2011
12:36 am

Dang, you guys got a coach who perty much has a top 10 team 75% of his 25 year career, and ya’ll ain’t happy? Wow. Talk bout spolied.

How bout you brainaches mention here all the coaches that have 18 top 10 finishes in the last 25 years like Richt.

We’re waiting for that list.

Ray

January 3rd, 2011
12:38 am

Saban or Meyer or Miles didn’t have 4 top 10 finishes a row in the SEC, but Richt did.

Any coaches with a better run than that in the SEC lately?

Carl

January 3rd, 2011
12:40 am

Tell you what/

When anyone here can name any coach who has more top 10 finishes over the last 2 1/2 decades than Richt, I’ll listen.

MT

January 3rd, 2011
12:40 am

Gerald

Somebody please list all the coaches available

You lay the big cash out there and you see who becomes available.
Georgia number two in football revenue behind Texas, If you want a great
coach you have to pay great money.
Bama fired Shula hired Saban played for NC in three years
Fl fired Zook hired Crier and played for NC IN two years
LSU hired Miles and played for NC in a couple of years
Auburn fired Tubby hired Chizik playing for NC NEXT week
It can be done.

Question

January 3rd, 2011
12:43 am

Hey…they are replaying the Liberty Bowl on ESPN 2 right now. UGA is winning!

GALawDawg

January 3rd, 2011
12:43 am

Also, for all the “fans” who say they will be boycotting UGA until a change is made, please leave the Bulldawg Nation and NEVER RETURN. GT could use some more fans – fair-weather “fans” are the absolute worst.

Coach Dooley

January 3rd, 2011
12:43 am

I will agree with Phil on one thing however. There are far too many fans on here who think they are football experts; who played football one year in Jr High; or tried out for football at their HS or played JV one year. Everybody watches football; and everybody has their opinions; but read some of the comments on here. Honestly!! I will guarantee you there are any number of college coaches that would have kicked the FG just like Richt did- and it has become a national disgrace on here that he did not go for it. Would I have preferred that he go for it-yes; but that is who he is as a coach; and alarge number of other coaches have that same mentality. So many experts in their own minds. Good Lord.

ugahedges

January 3rd, 2011
12:44 am

maybe it is time to contact tcu and talk to coach patterson

Question

January 3rd, 2011
12:45 am

UCF…quarterback keeper up the middle for 7 yards. If UGA doesn’t start tackling, they are going to let UCF stay in this game. No, wait…no way UCF can hang with the Dawgs.

Rest of the SEC

January 3rd, 2011
12:46 am

Carl, Ray, Colt, Gerald, Walter, Jason, Billy- all the same person- you’re right. Richt is the best. You should just pay him a billion dollars and lock him up for the next 3 decades. He is the best!

MT

January 3rd, 2011
12:47 am

I remember when Richt was with FSU, there is no way, he would have ever
not gone for it on 4th and inches, after driving the ball over 90 plus yards.
I don’t anyone in the SEC ELITE right now, in the same sitution wouldn’t have
gone for it.He sent a message to his entire offense, “I have no confidence in you” and they played like it the rest of the game, Time for him to go.

Rest of the SEC

January 3rd, 2011
12:48 am

Anyone else watching the replay of the Georgia-UCF game on ESPN? I am.

Question

January 3rd, 2011
12:49 am

UGA shoving UCF players on the sideline…but not to worry about dirtly play…Sturdivant will show you all shortly how it’s done.

Coach Dooley

January 3rd, 2011
12:49 am

I think if you are so upset that you are bailing on the Dawgs until Richt leaves; then I would expect that we would not see your upset butt on here until they name a new coach. Why are you still on here/??
Don’t tell us what you are going to do- do it!!! Stop blogging-stop paying-stop going- stop wasting our time on here with your bellyaching. Go march on Athens.

DawginTX

January 3rd, 2011
12:51 am

It is clear now that Richt is nothing without a great coordinator. Let’s look at his tenure. The Georgia D under Van Gorder (2001-2004) failed to surrender 30 points even once, led the team to 2 SEC East Championships and another New Year’s Day Bowl. In 2005, the defensive holdovers seemed to hang onto CVG’s teachings, but began to fade at the end of the year, surrendering 30+ twice. In 2006, the defense got worse, and we had a freshman QB. In 2007, the team went through he first 7 games without any direction, but rallied the 2nd half of the year. In 2008, the team couldn’t handle the pressure and the defense wilted. 2009 and 2010 combine for 12 losses. The last month of the 2007 season seems to be the only time that Richt has gotten the most out of his team’s potential in the last 5 years. Is that month emblematic of what a reasonable person should expect from Richt? Or is it more like Coach Felton’s run in the SEC tournament the last few years? I have come to the conclusion that it is the former. And the time for changing coordinators is over. I have been in Richt’s corner until now, but he must go.

Rest of the SEC

January 3rd, 2011
12:52 am

Question,

What did sturdivant do?

Question

January 3rd, 2011
12:52 am

UCF just tied it up at 3. No worries…UGA has at least got another filed goal in them.

GALawDawg

January 3rd, 2011
12:53 am

MT, fact check: Richt is actually 23-17 against the SEC since 2006. Not great, but also not a losing record.

Question

January 3rd, 2011
12:54 am

Rest of the SEC…keep watching…you’ll see a textbook chop-block.

MT

January 3rd, 2011
12:54 am

Ray

Saban or Meyer or Miles didn’t have 4 top 10 finishes a row in the SEC, but Richt did.

Saban Meyers and Miles all have NC’s and if all goes as expected Chizik will
join that club next week.

RED DOG 77

January 3rd, 2011
12:55 am

I can hardly believe what I’m reading in these posts !……..I feel like I’m surrounded by complete idiots !…….Anyone, and that means you, Bill , that has a “real” grip on college football knows damn good and well the game [ or teams] in this case goes in cycles………Tommy Tubberville had afew down years at Auburn, and the AD went flying up to Louisville to see if he could shake Patrino loose………..after that embarrasment, the next year…….Tubberville went 12 -0 with his Tigers !………..How would you folks like to be Texas fans about now ? Or mabe UT……..Miami?………….College football is an up and down, cycle to cycle game……..But now that you have already judged coach Mark Richt a loser………You’ll probubly get your self fulfilling profecy…………When you stone throwers get rid of Richt, don’t say I didn’t tell you, it will take another three to four years for our beloved DOGS to get back on track !……..Richt could get it done alot quicker than that………But I’m afraid you morons won’t be satisfied until you nail him to the cross………..GO DOGS !!!!!…………Regards, RED

Coach Dooley

January 3rd, 2011
12:56 am

You’re beating a dead horse folks- not gonna happen. Greg McGarity will not fire Mark Richt this year.

Night all.

MT

January 3rd, 2011
12:56 am

GALawDawg

SEC E dude.Not the entire SEC.

Rest of the SEC

January 3rd, 2011
12:57 am

Question,

I remember earlier in the season watching Ben Jones run 10 yds down the field and dived headfirst into the back of the knees of a Miss state player who had stopped running. The state player had been whipping Jones and he was just plain tired of it.

In my entire life I had never seen such a cheapshot- a blatant attempt to take somebody’s knees out. And from behind also in a cowardly fashion. He should have been suspended for the season for that crap. Why he wasn’t is amazing. Just a 15 yarder penalty.

GALawDawg

January 3rd, 2011
12:57 am

Missed the “E.” My bad.

Cobb Dawg

January 3rd, 2011
12:59 am

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. I give it two seasons and you can’t fool me a third. I won’t support the program next season with CMR at the helm. Great guy, lousy HC. Listen up Mr. McGarity. There are thousand$ and thousand$ more like me.

oldyeller

January 3rd, 2011
1:00 am

Hey question, I’m sorry, how many N.C. has St. Mark won in the past 8 years? How many top 10 recruiting classes has he had? He is now coaching one of the most talented teams in the nation and finishing with a loosing season. Nice guys always finish last is an old adage, maybe you are to young to remember.

My point is you have to surround yourself with winners (coaches) to be a success. My opinion is he is a nice guy but he is willing to forfeit success at the expense of friendships. There are too many good assistant coaches out there that could help turn this program around, that’s the issue. Surround yourself with the best, which the program is not willing to do. That’s the issue I have.

GALawDawg

January 3rd, 2011
1:00 am

Your right Rest of SEC…that sounds almost as blatant as that time Murray threw the ball, then Fairley lowered his helmet, sped up, and speared Murray in the small of the back for another 15 yard penalty.

MT

January 3rd, 2011
1:00 am

I didn’t tell you, it will take another three to four years for our beloved DOGS to get back on track !……..

Saban hired turn Bama around in one, played for NC IN THREE
Urban crier had FL in NC IN TWO YEARS
Chizik two years at Auburn, plays for NC MEXT WEEK.

Time to get on board, for a new coach a UGA.

Question

January 3rd, 2011
1:01 am

Rest of the SEC…you are correct. Also, in the UGA/TN game, a UGA defense lineman (don’t remember who), chop-blocked Montori Hughes, who had to leave the game injured right after the play.

It amazes me how UGA fans love to crucify others (Fairly for instance) for dirtly play, but turn a blind-eye to the fact that they have become chop-block U this year. Where is the outrage over the Sturdivant play? You won’t find it.

Rest of the SEC

January 3rd, 2011
1:01 am

Carl, Ray, Colt, Gerald, Walter, Jason, Billy- all the same person.

I’m with this guy. Richt rules! Please keep him as the head coach and sign him to a 30 year contract. We don’t want him to get away!

Cobb Dog

January 3rd, 2011
1:02 am

For the players who are thinking about going pro, go ahead and go. Don’t ponder, just go. All of you.
For the players who are thinking of transferring, do it now. Don’t wait another day. Go. Get out.
For the players who are left, decide if 6-7 is okay with you. If it is, then do the honorable thing and break a rule that will get you booted off the team. We’ll all benefit. You’re wasting your time at a university anyway. Hit the road.
Fot those now left, pull this ugly mess that is Georgia football out of the ditch and fix it. You know what it will take, so man-up and do it. If you’re not up to it, then join the others on the other side of the door.
For all the fair-weather fans who show up when things are well and who whine when things are not, get the hell away from UGA and stay away. Buy and wear Oregon or TCU gear, but stay out of Athens.
For the coaches who are being paid handsome sums, well, I would suggest that now would be a good time to start earning it.

Question

January 3rd, 2011
1:04 am

Oldyeller…please don’t start making assumptions, as I am anything but young…trust me my back will attest to that.

If want Richt gone so be it…I just don’t think being a nice guy, or a jerk, should have anything to do with it.

Rest of the SEC

January 3rd, 2011
1:05 am

GaLawDawg,

Fairley was being chop blocked the whole game- that’s why he was retaliating.

MT

January 3rd, 2011
1:05 am

GALawDawg

Missed the “E.” My bad

No sweat, it’s late.

Rest of the SEC

January 3rd, 2011
1:07 am

Wow. Watching this game UCF is a bunch of midgets compared to UGA. How in the hell did they win this game

Question

January 3rd, 2011
1:09 am

GaLADawg…weren’t you OUTRAGED at the Sturdivant dirty play? I mean, you obviously cannot stand dirtly players. You must hate Sturdivant and Jones.

Rest of the SEC

January 3rd, 2011
1:10 am

I’m out. Its late and I’m in bed watching the UGA replay since I never saw the game. I think I’ll enjoy a good laugh before falling into a heavy sleep and sleeping good knowing that Richt will be the dawgs coach for 2011 at the least. Sweet dreams we shall have!

Question

January 3rd, 2011
1:10 am

UCF must have a ton of 5 star midgets. That’s how they did it.

Question

January 3rd, 2011
1:12 am

Murray didn’t see the safety and nearly threw an interception. No wait, it was probably the gloves.

oldyeller

January 3rd, 2011
1:12 am

Question, we may become friends. I can assure you I am older that you and my back hurts equally as well. I don’t want Richt fired, I just would like it if he would get tough and hire coaches worthy of this school. His assistants are not of the caliber of a top SEC school.

GALawDawg

January 3rd, 2011
1:13 am

Rest of the SEC, don’t try to rationalize or justify dirty play. Sure, UGA players do dirty stuff sometimes…guess what, so do players on every other team in the “Rest of the SEC,” and the rest of the country for that matter. You aren’t convincing anyone that UGA is dirty, or at least any dirtier than any other college football program. Okay, go on your rant now.

MT

January 3rd, 2011
1:13 am

Rest of the SEC

Ya’ll take him and sign him to a thirty year contract.

Question

January 3rd, 2011
1:13 am

Told ya UGA had at least one more field goal in them. UGA is winning again!

Question

January 3rd, 2011
1:15 am

Oldyeller…I agree with what you said. Nobody is going after a single assistant or coordinator on the UGA staff.

Question

January 3rd, 2011
1:16 am

GALawDawg…nobody is justifying. For weeks, all we heard from UGA fans was about Fairley and how dirty he was. But when Sturdivant, Jones, etal UGA players act that way, UGA fans say nothing and look the other way.

GALawDawg

January 3rd, 2011
1:17 am

Question, yes, when Sturdivant and Jones or any other UGA player pulls dirty crap it makes me mad, but I don’t hate them…don’t hate Fairley either, never said i did. I’m a little amused that y’all somehow think I turn a blind eye to dirty play by UGA but not by other teams. If anything, y’all are the ones with a double standard, harping on cheap shots by UGA players without making any mention of dirty play by other teams like it doesn’t exist or UGA is particularly dirty; the silence in deafening.

Question

January 3rd, 2011
1:19 am

GALawDawg
You may feel that way, but most of your fellow brethren do not.

Question

January 3rd, 2011
1:21 am

Unbelievable that UGA doesn’t score in the last 25 minutes of this game against a Conference USA team.

MT

January 3rd, 2011
1:21 am

oldyeller

I don’t want Richt fired,

What we keeping him for?

GALawDawg

January 3rd, 2011
1:22 am

Well, most fans are hopelessly biased and can’t see things from any point of view but their own, so I won’t disagree with that comment.

GALawDawg

January 3rd, 2011
1:24 am

It’s been real. Go Dawgs! I’m out.

shaker

January 3rd, 2011
1:25 am

Ever heard of Kirby Smart?

Question

January 3rd, 2011
1:28 am

It’s just in the 3rd quarter, but I got $50 that says UGA loses this game.

MT

January 3rd, 2011
1:29 am

Ever heard of Kirby Smart?

Yeah he’s like Will Muschamp, he use to be a Dawg.

athdog

January 3rd, 2011
1:31 am

Searles has proven to be a fine OL coach at previous stops, but his line has underperformed, woefully, for three years now, and it has to be either a) poor coaching or b) poor evaluation of talent.
The decision to kick a f.g. on the first drive of the game, after pretty much rolling over the UCF defense to get to their 2, shows me that Richt had no confidence in his teams ability to get a yard and a half against a Sun Belt team. That in itself indicates how far this team has fallen.

Great Season

January 3rd, 2011
1:31 am

it all starts with…

…wait for it…

…red panties

Question

January 3rd, 2011
1:35 am

UCF shoved a UGA player…no flag…that blown call cost UGA the game…the officials took the game away from UGA

Steve

January 3rd, 2011
1:35 am

My list

– DC – GRantham improved this team greatly .. or did he? Far fewer turnovers and penalties by the offense meant less time ont he field for our defense. Were we really that improved? Even said, I think he is moving us int he right direction, and bringing some bite back to the defense. Need to give him year or two to see.

– OC – Bobo. It’s the easy call out for most of you to say dump Bobo. Sometimes he infuriates me to no end. That being said, we scored 30+ points in 5 straight gmaes for the first time in UGA history or something like that. Might have just been SEC games, but that would be even more impressive. I think Bobo needs to stay. I want fewer ‘Gimmick’ plays. Let the lesser talented teams rely on those. I also want to see use the tight ends and power runs more often. We have gone away from both since Bobo took over, and that is a MAJOR problem. Without using those, you don’t pin the LB’s and Safeties to the interior of the field. Of course, that all depends on the below.

– OL coach. Buh Bye. Our OLine was supposed to be one of th best in the country the last two years. We had been plagued by years of injuries and all those snaps earned by young guys were supposed to be the experience we would need. That being said .. our offensive line has been HORRIBLE for most of the last five years. Either we are not recruiting the correct guys, or our coaching is not making them any better. They are MEAN at all. I don’t think I saaw a single pancake block out of our lineman all year. They need to go talk to Clabo and Dahl to see how to turn less talent into feared blockers. Quite frankly this is THE BIGGEST weakness on our team .. that plus giving up 6-7 yards on every first down to UCF. Sheesh.

Strength and Conditiong – Long overdue change. If the players like the S&C coach then he isn’t tough enough. Plain and simple. We have top 10 recruiting classes almost every year, but our players look line gnats compared to other teams sometimes. How is this possible. Glad a change was made, but I certainly hope JT puts the smack down. Ealey should have gotten 30 carries with King out, and instead we are handing it to CT. I like cT now that he doesn’t fumble as much, but Ealey should have gotten more carries.

Recruiting – Something needs to change here. We are recruiting to many off the field head cases for one. For another we are getting players with very little fire. We had the same problem under Goff. We got good recrtuits, but they rarely met teir expectations. We need BIGGER receivers for the 3rd down game. Mayne we need to try to go after some of them big cornfed kids from the plains or Midwest for our OL. Most importantly .. stop worrying about ‘owning’ the state in recruiting. Quite frankly, this state is going soft on talent. How many stud OL are coming out of this state these days? How many runnings backs have panned out from Ga the last half dozen years? We can’t be offering a scholarship to every 3 star kid in the state. If you want to win in football, you have to land the studs from outside, not just the in-state automatics.

Dylan

January 3rd, 2011
1:38 am

The thing that bothers me is that I’m so sick and tired of seeing our rivals having such great success, while UGA continues to become more irrelevant. If Richt was going to win it all, it was going to be in 2002 or 2007, but he couldn’t quite get them there. The Athletic Association is putting off the inevitable. But he will be back next year, and I will support them as much as I always have! GO DAWGS!

Ron Hyatt

January 3rd, 2011
1:39 am

Lets hope not. It’s fun watching you drunks and wife beaters whine.

Question

January 3rd, 2011
1:40 am

Ok…UCF just scored. Seriously, UGA is gonna lost this game.

Question

January 3rd, 2011
1:41 am

Question

January 3rd, 2011
1:49 am

Man I love those gloves Murray is wearing.

Well

January 3rd, 2011
2:00 am

Ive been a huge supporter of Richt. However, it is time for him to go. He just seems lost now, and has not put forth anything to make me think otherwise. I love the guy, but it is time.

Bad Dawgs

January 3rd, 2011
2:04 am

Simply fed up with this coach. Way past time to seek change and honestly can’t see my family continuing to renew season ticket package until a change is made. Can’t believe the teams we have lost to over the past two seasons with the talent we garner each year! Kentucky! Central Florida! Shoot we even lost to Vandy a couple of years ago!!! Worst thing about is that next year we will ten games with the soft schedule and many will think the ship is righted when it is not progress but simply a VERY EASY schedule SEC wise. No Bama. NO LSU. Very easy OOC games….shoot we could win 11 games (WE should win 11 with that schedule) but we want because of our coach. we will win 9 or 10 and still be an embarrasment because of who we play next season.

7576DAWG

January 3rd, 2011
2:29 am

I was reading the beginning statement and it said things have to change so we can get better. That statement is a joke. I’m sure CMR wasn’t thinking clear when he made it because UGA could DO ANYTHING and we would improve . My question is how did we fall so far?
The only games we won was to 1-AA teams plus Tennessee and Georgia Tech. Tennessee has an excuse because they were left holding the bag after Kiffin showed the lowest life thing I have ever seen by a coach. Georgia Tech has an excuse because it is one of the hardest academic schools in the nation and nobody expects them to be able to compete with the top football programs in America because they are limited to who they can recruit.
If all CMR has to do is change some things why didn’t he do it this year. THE REASON IS BECAUSE HE WILL NOT ADMIT THE PROBLEM IS THE PERSONAL .
UGA needs a new offensive coordinator, the quarterback coach the offensive line coach and the head recruiter.

7576DAWG

January 3rd, 2011
2:49 am

Bill
I agree with everything you said ,in fact I thought I wrote the statement myself.
The reason CMR’s statement is a joke is because it is the exact statement made last year when Bobo wasn’t fired, then. Everything was blamed on the defense and with Grantham’s hiring it was suppose to fix everything. But , most of us felt that CMR was 3 years late firing Martinez and with Bobo not being replaced after this year his departure will be 3 years late ,also next year .
For the most part, the defense did a great job this year. The problem was our offense could not control TIME OF POCESSION and thus the clock. That put the defense on the field two thirds of the game and was the proximate reason they did as bad as they did.

7576DAWG

January 3rd, 2011
2:56 am

TIME TO STEP UP MCGARITY AND SHOW ME WHO’S IN CHARGE. DON’T BELIEVE CMR THAT PERSONAL IS NOT THE PROBLEM. HELLO , WE LOST 7 GAMES THIS YEAR , IS ANYBODY LISTENING.

tony

January 3rd, 2011
3:04 am

The people who say Mr.Richt can turn this mess around gotta be Gator fans. Gotta Be! Let’s go back to 2002. Remember this?

“It’s a concern,” Richt said. “If we allow the fans or the media to pick the starting quarterback, I think we’ve got a problem. It’s very hard not to react when somebody boos our players. Everybody’s human, and can get their feelings hurt in a hurry.

Now, what coach in their right mind would say something like that. Fans pay good money to watch their team perform well on the football field so they earn the right to boo anyone they choose if they don’t like a player’s performance. The Yankees won 26 world championship because their fans would boo the heck out of their players if they didn’t perform well.

In that same game Mr.Richt threw DJ Shockley under the bus after he brought the dawgs back to win that game.

“I know what David Greene can do,” Richt said. “Everybody knows he’s going to have better performances than he did on Saturday and Shockley will not always play as well as he did on Saturday. There’s going to be games where Greene plays a whole lot better than Shockley and vice versa.”

Why would a hc tell the media that one player will play a whole lot better than the other player? Had Mr.Richt listen to the fans back then, he probably would have won a championship with DJ Shockley as his starting qb. Remember, DJ put the dawgs on his back in 04 when he finally got his opportunity to be the starter. Without DJ the dawgs were DOOM in 04!

That same year(04) I didn’t know Brian VanGorder had left the program. That’s why I couldn’t understand why the defense perform different from the previous season. That defense didn’t have an answer against WV offense in the 2005 SB. I knew then that the dawgs defense was in trouble. If I knew it why didn’t Mr.Richt know it? It took this man 4 years to realize he needed to make a change. If he had listen to the fans concern back then he probably would be in a better situation today.

How long have the fans been calling for Mike Bobo’s head? Did Mr.Richt hear the fans concern about that? NO!

What about the fans concerns about strenght and condition? Not until now.

If Mr.Richt couldn’t see these problems on his own 5 years ago what make anyone think he can solve them now? Did it ever occur to anyone that the players might see Mr.Richt as an incompetent man? This is why the players might have no respect for him. Remember that saying “your first impression is your last impression”.

7576DAWG

January 3rd, 2011
4:04 am

In the 2:29 statement I stated one of the coaching changes I would like to see is the quarterback coach. I meant the running back coach McClendon needs to go .Bobo is ok as a quarterback coach he is just horrible as an offensive coordinator. CMR gave him that job without any proof or history to show he could handle it.

UGA FRIEND

January 3rd, 2011
4:07 am

It is obvious that virtually all responses were “no”
to the question “can CMR turn the program around”. Does this statement from UGA fans/bloggers mean anything? My answer is “no” again. Regardless of the opinions of the Bulldog Nation, no changes in the head coach or his staff will be made until Dr. Adams and McCarthy decide to do so. These “Top Dogs” will not bow down to “pressure” from the alumni or fans.

A Pirate's Task

January 3rd, 2011
4:45 am

You know what…I’m liking me some Mike Leach right about now. Think of the possibilities with our talent pool. His offense at Texas Tech was fun to watch, creative, and at times seemed down right unstoppable. I wonder if he would take an OC job, and let Saint Mark deal with the Alumni and the Mommas and Daddys. Maybe even keep Bobo around as QB coach. With Muschamp, Weis, Saban, Malzahn, Petrino, and Chizik to contend with, we gotta think big Dawg Nation. Leach would run buck wild and wide open in Sanford Stadium with our talent, and he could bring us a NC. I think he could take over the reins when CMR decides to call it quits. C’mon Mike…embrace your inner Bulldog…McGarity…make the call!!!! Sic Em!

Woebegong

January 3rd, 2011
4:58 am

Now, I am no football genius, but I told my wife after Georgia ran their third offensive play, that they would be beat. Look at the film and watch one of our offensive linemen, wave at a defender as he goes into the backfield. I guess he expected that sticking his hand out, would stop the guy. No footwork, no effort and if this was his first time in the lineup, you would say, no talent. I know the line coach had to see it, so what to do? Think a change might be needed in that position?

With few exceptions, this team looked like they had no interest in playing, and would have prefered to be home playing computer games than representing this fine university. Do these coaches (term used loosely for what they do) not know how to get these kids up for a game anymore? For that fact, do these kids realize the chance they are being given, with a free ticket to a great, once proud university. The head coach has to provide the motivation here?

As to the trouble the players seem to be getting into so much, think on this point. If it were not for most of them being given God given athletic talent, do you really think they would be in any secondary school, much less UGA. Scholar-Athletes are few and far between in the college ranks. Most of them truely believe that they will make it to the pros and therefore, if they play good enough to stand out, nothing they do other than that matters. It starts at recruitment and unless these folks are taught right and punished for their transgressions, it is just a matter of time, before they become a problem. The head coach is mostly responsible for that. Be truthful when you are recruiting these folks and tell them, they have to work on their studies.

Play calling is not even worth mentioning here, as it is so obviously lacking, that anybody who even observes it for UGA, pretty much could make the same game plan up they have on the field. It almost seems like the OC, uses a 80 play script he draws up for the way he thinks the game will go and is incapable, of changing anything to fit the flow of the game. The beginning of the year we had CMR telling us they were conservative because we had a new quarterback and they did not want to put too much on him. Then the first four games were the result of not having A J Green, on the roster. Then, even with A J back, the only whipping we could put on teams, is when we played schools with 1/10th the population, and 1/50th of the athletic budget. Wow, wonder who’s fault it is we were just not competitive?

Recruiting will be hurt an awful lot due to that poor showing on Friday. Worse even, some of these recruits can even read and they will see the blogs, calling for coaching changes.

Yes, it is time for a coaching change. Not just the assistants though. They are a direct result of the head guys choosing and loyalty only works for so long.

leslie22h

January 3rd, 2011
5:24 am

Although I always believed CML got a bad rap over Craig James’ kid who (IMO) was a pansy that didn’t want to work as hard as the others on the Texas Tech team, I’m still not sure if Mike Leach is the kind of HC we need. Then again, he’s intense and emotional on the sidelines – unlike our once-beloved CMR, who did his best Prince Valium imitation last Friday.

Come to think of it, maybe it IS high time for UGA to hire a HC that every other fanbase in the SEC will absolutely despise – Spurrier and Meyer (both supreme a-holes) worked out well for UF. Saban (a-hole extraordinaire) has done great at LSU and Bama. Same for Les Miles at LSU. Maybe the sad truth is that a HC with a “nice guy” persona like CMR just can’t cut it in the SEC anymore.

Coach Richt, I love ya and thanks for the memories. But Honduras is calling and they want their missionary back. Vaya con Dios.

PS – take Mike Bobo with you.

Bill M.

January 3rd, 2011
5:42 am

It’s time to clean house. The players have no confidence in Richt. Go get the TCU Coach.

tennessee tom

January 3rd, 2011
5:51 am

Richt has turned in the Fulmer,don’t know what happens to these guys once they have been at a place about 10 yrs,they get lazy,and rest on what they have done in the past,Spurrier did it right,but he left with sec titles and a NC,Carrol left SC about the same way,the guy at Oregon left and handed off to the new guy and after 2-3 yrs they are in the NC Game,All the big sisters of the Sec have won th NC, since the BCS started,TN,Fla twice,Alabama,LSU, and now Auburn is in the hunt, and now South Carolina is primed for a run,Richt did pretty good with Donans players,if Spurrier or Dooley had the current Ga players they would win with them,I am not a Ga fan but it pretty easy to see that the mojo is gone with this bunch,ga’s defensive coach is a joke,plays the 3-4,no matter what the situation is,if you don’t have a NFL talent guy in the middle,you can’t win with the 3-4 in college

jay

January 3rd, 2011
6:09 am

Admittedly it was a pretty sad effort in the bowl game. As a Ucf fan and follower I can tell you that George O has made plenty of coaching changes and reassignments to get mentors to teach and coach the kids up. He also is not quick to hand out a starting position to an athelete, he makes them earn it daily in practice and if the kid has a bad week in practice someone else is starting the following week. That being said I feel that M R is probably overly loyal to his staff and players, which in most situations in life is an admirable trait. Yet in coaching it can be a killer. Georgia was at its best with Van Gorder as the defensive co-ordinator. Urban Meyer lost Dan Mullins and a slew of coaches that made him look good. This year he coached with a staff that had a-lot of internal promotions not many outside hires. Good luck to you guys in the future, and just because a player is an all world 5 star player atheletically, that doesn’t mean that they are hungry or able to develop further. It just means that they are bigger,stronger or faster than their high school team mates, it doesn’t mean that they are hungry or nasty or have that winning mentality.

No Change

January 3rd, 2011
6:11 am

More of the same mediocrity in 2011—-hiring a new strength coach and keeping the rest of the incompetent coaches will not change anything. Ga will be lucky to in 7 games in 2011. I need a drink.

skidawg

January 3rd, 2011
6:23 am

Richts’ biggest detriment through the years has been and continues to be loyalty. He’s loyal to upper classmen who get the start over better players, as well as coaches who have to up root their families and move on. He was loyal to Joe Cox over Matt Stafford. Thomas Brown over Knowshon Moreno. Willie Martinez, Stacy Sereals, Mike Bobo over someone new. Loyalty is a great thing character in life. Maybe not so much as a coach.

barticus maximus

January 3rd, 2011
6:26 am

Tennessee Tom, you are correct about the big stud in the middle for the 3-4. That is probably why the D played 4 up front about 40% of the plays this year. The boys showed that they were confused.

jim davis

January 3rd, 2011
6:36 am

Never seen UGA with mediocre running backs (below average in the SEC) and a QB that looks to fit in the same category. Just no standouts except AJG and he’s a fond memory in 2011. Preseason, below USC, UF, maybe equal w UT. Don’t recall anything quite like this. AU will drop also, but only after a great year.

Kosmo

January 3rd, 2011
6:46 am

There were a lot of things for the dawgs to celebrate this year. Let’s see…

1. A drunken, whoring athletic director with red panties in his lap.

2. Twelve players arrested.

3. A player suspended for violating NCAA rules.

4. Winning the Fulmer Cup for the most players arrested.

5. Winning the title of #1 party school (i.e., the most drunken student body in the USA).

6. A sleazy assistant coach who razzes opposing players, unethical coaching conduct in violation of NCAA rules.

7. A super sleazy head coach who thinks he’s a saint, but recruits thug wannabes, gangbangers, and illiterate morons.

8. A 6-6 record despite having a team full of 4- and 5-star recruits.

Really something to be proud of!

RedandBlack

January 3rd, 2011
6:55 am

A change must be made now. There is no sense in going through all of this again next year. Please, Mr. McGarity, do the math on this problem and solve it immediately. Otherwise, the problem will take two to four more years to remedy.

No new recruits have committed in five months. Coach Richt and his staff are inadequate to improve the talent that has come to Athens, and they no longer have the talent to attract future recruits. Now, we are talking about giving Coach Richt and his staff another year. That decision will effect the next two future recruiting classes. Can the University of Georgia afford to have three average recruiting classes in a row starting with the first one last year in February 2010?

Coach Richt had the 2009 and 2010 seasons to solve his problems. What happened? Coach Richts’ teams got progressively worse and they just lost to UCF without scoring a touchdown in the Liberty Bowl. Coach Richt had his chances, but did nothing to improve with those chances. The time for change is now. Please Mr. McGarity, do the math and solve the problem. Go Dogs!!

CGM

January 3rd, 2011
6:58 am

Bring on the CGM era (Coach Gus Malzahn, that is)!

Paddy

January 3rd, 2011
7:08 am

I don’t believe we evaluate talent very well or at least evaluate talent like other top teams in the country.

Don’t worry about King folks. Even if on the team, he will not be counted on and will ride the pines till he leaves UGA.

howard

January 3rd, 2011
7:20 am

The UGA football program needs change alright….change at the top…as in a new head coach.

Mike

January 3rd, 2011
7:23 am

UGa will never win with that silly high school offense they run. It has obviously been figured out, as a C-USA team just held us to 6 points and showed the rest of college football the blueprint on how to stuff the Dawgs. As long as Bobo and Richt insist on running that ancient pro set offense, the Dawgs will never be able to recruit the best athletes on offense and will be down.

legionaire

January 3rd, 2011
7:25 am

I have been watching UGA football since my freshman year in 1957. I can remember the losing years. I dont remember a team with the talent this one had to have such a lack of effort as this last game. I did not like Jim Donnan because of his arrogance and dislike of fans and alumni. Coach Richt is just the opposite. He is great with fans and alumni but he let his personal friendships cloud his business decisions and the ox is in the ditch. UGA now is facing a rebuilding that should have happened 3 years ago. Sorry but McGarity has to make a fast change and get a new attitude started in Athens.

SuperB

January 3rd, 2011
7:31 am

Searels: F
Bobo: F
Special Teams Coverage: F
Conditioning: F
Richt: F

Jerry

January 3rd, 2011
7:32 am

I’m a life-long UGA fan and “skeptical” is not the right word to describe my feelings about the demise of the football program. Disgusted! Embarrassed! Sickened! Alarmed! Those get closer to how I’m feeling about a spineless coach calling for a FG with 6″ to go for a first down on the one yard line against a Conference USA team. I almost said “an inferior CUSA team” but I don’t think they were inferior. Because of Richt and his staff, UGA has sunk to levels beneath that of UCF. He lacks fire, passion, backbone and a level of crustiness that is required to win consistently. He recruits well but lacks the fire and foresight to coach them up. Nice man! Respectable and honorable man! Average football coach at best…at least by SEC standards. In this conference, average gets you to, well, where UGA is today, mired in mediocrity! McGarity, don’t let UF outflank you. Muschamp and Weiss. That’s their play. What’s yours? The gap is widening. Do something!

Bama Fan #2

January 3rd, 2011
7:33 am

I think Richt can turn the program around if Crowell signs with the dawgs and the weight
room gets a lot better!! Well it could be like putting lipstick on a pig just have to wait and
see. RTR

JB

January 3rd, 2011
7:44 am

Facts: The talent level has slipped to mid tier SEC. The coaching is not even mid tier. The players are nor responding to the coach’s. All this equals 6-7. And it’s not as low as we’re gonna get.
They’ll all be back. 80% of season tickets holders don’t want them back. Very very good chance we start out 0-2 with Boise and South Carolina. This is gonna get ugly.

Dougie boy

January 3rd, 2011
7:48 am

Why do you blame the coaches for the failure of the players? Coaches coach and players play the game. The team had a ego bigger than their brains and see what they got. When players start acting with dignity, honor, respect, and pride, then they will win. Not this bunch of crooks, liers and egos.

Mark Richt

January 3rd, 2011
7:49 am

Gee Wiz I wonder if PITT will hire me ? These bullpups just want wait on me anymore PLAYA HATERS

JB

January 3rd, 2011
7:49 am

Mark has lost everyone but McGarity and Adams…..And I guess as of now, the only two that count. The have reasons for not firing him, as they, as smart men, see what we all see. I wonder what their thinking is? I wonder if McGarity has told Adams he needs 2011 to line up the new Head Coach. That firing Mark now would put us in a position to have to “settle”.

Beast from the East

January 3rd, 2011
7:50 am

Afraid it’s no longer a question of “if” Richt gets fired, but “when”.
Can he make through the entire 2011 season before it happens?

papadawg

January 3rd, 2011
7:53 am

I’ve been a DAWG fan since the 60’s but this bowl loss is the most embarrasing I’ve endured. The idea of not scoring a single TD against a team that should lose to all the SEC teams. PITIFUL

JB

January 3rd, 2011
7:54 am

Beast….Happy New year……….Lot’s going on in Gator land……..You guys ought to be thrilled.
We’re in a mess. there are big decisions going on in Athens. Richt WILL be back, but he is a dead man walking. This team minus the 4 or 5 good players next year I don’t believe can win 5 or 6 games. The OL is as bad as any I’ve seen……I think you guys will battle Carolina for the East. It’s a two team race……Hopefully, we spend 2011 lining up a SHOCKER to come to Athens.

Searles' Lil Boy Richt

January 3rd, 2011
7:58 am

If you predict next season’s won-loss total, .500 seems to be reaching. Next year the offense will be much weaker losing Green & Durham. Wooten & King are supposed to be the answers ? Pass the pipe McGarity, we fans need a hit to lose reality to get to the uncoscious blinding place that you reside…

Big Canoe

January 3rd, 2011
7:58 am

Bill…your comments ring true and appropriate. I first watched the Dawgs when Wally Butts was coaching and have been sitting in the same seats for over 46 years. I know absolutely nothing about coaching football, but I do know a little about running an organization. Mark Richt, as everyone knows, is a fine man and a sterling asset to represent the University on and off the football field; however, he needs to assess himself as a leader of young football players and coaches. Coaches may be “evaluated every day” to use the phrase I’ve seen quoted, but it is apparent the University of Georgia football program doesn’t have the right person in certain coaching positions. You, and others, have mentioned Bobo, Sereles, Grantham, etc., but the position coach overlooked is McClendon. UGA needs a running back coach with experience and one who has either coached running backs or played the position, or both. Not a graduate assistant promoted to save money or to “give a young guy a career start”. I’m too damn old to sit around waiting for a “rebuilding program”. Do something now! Today!

South Ga Dawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:00 am

Start by givin Caleb King a foot in the #$%!!!

oldfart

January 3rd, 2011
8:02 am

Perhaps Richt needs to start practicing what he preaches, or at least enforce some of it on his players. I’m enough of an old fart to remember the era when college players received 15 yard penalties for foul language and players were benched for the game and sometimes subsequent games by their own coach for unsportsmanlike conduct, both on and off the field. I’m also old enough to know that era has passed but a semblance of it could still be maintained and not allow the players to emulate their NFL counterparts with the on field taunting and other antics that in my view don’t even have a place there, perhaps only in the “sport” of pro wrestling where it is part of the show. The on-field antics of these players exhibit a complete opposite attitude that Richt tries to portray much as the on field antics of his mentor Bobby Bowden’s teams. While it is ok to emulate such a successful coach to a degree I believe it would serve him well to realize that most of these players are still very immature and need an iron hand without kid gloves. I know at 18 I was about as mature as a 12 year old and some of these kids have been coddled from an early age for their athletic prowess and think they can get away with most anything. If the prima donna types can’t handle a little discipline then so be it. Football requires gifted athletes at the skill positions for sure but it is still a team game, this is the greatest failing I’ve seen in what I still think to be a top notch coach overall. Don’t coddle the “star” at the expense of building a true TEAM.

One difference that still exists between college and the NFL with the dilution of talent is that emotion of those 18 to 23 year olds as a TEAM can override many other deficiencies. This is how a less talented CFU defeats a UGA, You cannot build a team atmosphere unless all are treated the same. Green and Ealy should not be allowed to talk trash so openly because of who they are and it should be instilled in the players that hard play between the whistles will demoralize a team more than skill sets in trash talk before and after them.

Beast from the East

January 3rd, 2011
8:02 am

JB,
Happy New Year!
Crazy time of year. It does appear that Muschamp is going after some young enegrtic coaches that are viewed as top-notch recruiters. The only excpetion so far is Weis, which as everyone knows is one of the best OC’s in all of football. I think he’s heading in the right direction. Just hope we can salvage this recruting class. We’ve had several defections so we need to “steal” a few down the stretch.

JB

January 3rd, 2011
8:03 am

Watching TCU was fun. just a bunch of Tough rough neck guys with a passion to play ball, mostly recruited by second tier programs, mostly 2 & 3 star types. That team would also beat Georgia easily.

Mark

January 3rd, 2011
8:05 am

I am making changes. Bozo I mean Bobo is out, Gary Kubiak is in at OC. Southern Cal’s Pat Ruel in at OLC and Grantham is out with John Gruden replacing him. I pledge to you the fine bulldog nation that I will have a winning tradition installed at our glorious institution.

Rocky Mountain Dawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:07 am

When Coach BVG left, it really hurt the program. I know he is not a good head coach G. Southern fans, but as a D coordinator he is awesome. Please just look at the Falcons D.
Also when CMR handed off the play calling duties to Bobo, who should be let go or returned to QB’s coach. We need to get a brilliant O coordinator. I agree we are getting passed by other teams, in the SEC. Get the players and a new O coordinator, or Richts days are numbered. Grantham will be able to turn the D around, if they can get some great recruits.

JB

January 3rd, 2011
8:08 am

oldfart………….Richt is of the school that all the kids get a little trophy to take home and we’re all little winners and there are no losers in life, like our current President, which as you know creates poor work ethic and a dependency of waiting for someone else to do your work. That =6-7 SEC football teams

Chris

January 3rd, 2011
8:09 am

I believe AD McGarity’s email address is ad@sports.uga.edu…it’s time to send him our thoughts regarding this unfortunate mess and state of UGA football…please!

BobDawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:09 am

…..the Evans Mess actually bought Richt another year… He would have had a new coach lined up by now. We need to finish strong in recruiting and next year will just have to play out and it is either Pass/Fail with results on the field… Then McGarity can assess and line up a New regime if needed….

lawdawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:10 am

McGarity,you keep Richt and your home sellout attendance streak is history,but one thing you don’t have to worry about is other teams trying to sign Richt’s assistant coaches.

Start Over

January 3rd, 2011
8:13 am

Clean House…. UGA needs Coaches with Bigger STONES…. Ones that will go for it on 4th and a foot at the 2 yardline. It’s going to happen so get it over with and FIRE Richt NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Get The Fridge!!!!!!!

JDawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:14 am

This is the third year in a row where Richt promised that he and his staff would work harder, and the second time in three years he said, “no staff changes.”

I have no doubt that Richt and Co are working hard, but isn’t that really beside the point? If Walmart Inc hired me to be its CEO, I would work hard, but I wouldn’t know where to start.

No doubt Richt knows more about coaching than I know about running a trillion dollar business, but when he sits down to start this next “working harder” phase, it will be with mostly the same guys that talked about the last “working harder” meeting.

DawginLex

January 3rd, 2011
8:17 am

I have supported Coach Richt.

I admire him as a person and always will.

I am thankful for what he has done for UGA.

It is time for him to leave his position.

One more year is going to get us killed in head to head recruiting battles.

Resign now coach and re-unite our fanbase.

Nike vapor jet football gloves

January 3rd, 2011
8:19 am

Richt and his coaching staff were awful making adjustments during games,
on both sides of the ball.

The Georgia football program deserves better.

Mtn Dawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:22 am

Give Richt 2011 and if he can’t measurable improve the outcome over ther past several seasons then it is he who has lost luster and commitment.

fla dawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:22 am

when richt said, “When you start saying ‘change,’ that doesn’t necessarily mean personnel” he is trying to let everyone know that he is NOT going to make any coaching changes. the only thing that will get us back on track is a total house cleaning of ALL of the coaches.

NWGA Dawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:25 am

Just heard Clemson fired OC Billy Napier. This 31 year old kid is a hell of a recruiter, and a Georgia boy. If we are looking for a top notch recruiter, think we should give this kid a call….just saying.

JDawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:25 am

UGA doesn’t have talent?

6 players will move on tho the NFL this year!

Who else has 6 NFL players on their team?

Dawg with two bags over his head

January 3rd, 2011
8:27 am

Howdy Doody McGarity,

Please get us Gary Patterson and 22 Kris Durhams ASAP. We can win with them, not with our current no-talent, no emotion, no fire CMR, staff, and collection of entitled thugs. Pull the trigger now!

jackyldo

January 3rd, 2011
8:29 am

Start with coming out of the locker room READY TO PLAY ..
to many times this year they opted to take the 2nd half kick off and got down 7-0.

If not for a penalty Friday they would have been down 7-0 on the opening kick off. Where would momentum have taken the game then ?

Bigdawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:30 am

CMR telling Chuck D on channel two about how there need to be change. If I failed two years in a row my boss would be asking what I was going to change. Not Chuck D he threw the softball questions at CMR. Maybe even Nerf ball. What is he going to change? The players laughing on the sideline during that bowl game was unreal. You are getting hammered by a punk school and you are laughing. Where the hell is your pride? Our sideline is like the Quincy days at Georgia. Donnan got the axe when it got to that point. CMR will change nothing. He is going to ride this wave all the way to the bank. The money will start drying up and that will be his downfall.

7576DAWG

January 3rd, 2011
8:31 am

If UGA made a coaching change the man at the top of my list would also be Gary Patterson from TCU.

REA

January 3rd, 2011
8:32 am

Go 98 yards to the 3 yard line and kick a FG. We’re 6-6, playing UCF in a meaningless bowl. That settled it for me. MR has already tried to change without changing personnel, practicing in pads through the week, etc. The only change that will work now is cleaning house of all coaches. Start over.

NewnanDawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:32 am

23-17 in the SEC the last 5 years. That’s a proven track record. Fire Mark Richt. This is Georgia…not Mississippi.

JDawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:33 am

“Very very good chance we start out 0-2 with Boise and South Carolina. This is gonna get ugly.”
********************************
Dang, JB, you mean worse than a 1-4 start?

Lou Vales

January 3rd, 2011
8:35 am

Mark doesn’t have time for changes. He is off to a missionairy position in Ethiopia. Eithiopa hasn’t had anyone influential since Heile Selassie maybe Mark can take the spot.

Mark had1 good game in a 4 year career at Miami, rode the coattails of a then mentally alert Bowden at FSU and has 2SEC Titles at UGA–one does not count because Zook coached Florida—not a sniff of a BCS Championship game BUT I know!!!! That average win record for season that means about as much as NL East Titles with NO World Series Championships. Tell Mark to get some more Botox and Behner tanning appointment and he will be okay.

Swampdawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:36 am

It’s the players folks! 4-5 former Bulldogs with the radio shows have been saying it for 2 years now. This crop of players don’t have the heart! Speed is not everything! The Dawgs look like Grambling out there!

RaceCityDawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:37 am

As I settled into my recliner with snacks to watch my Dawgs in the Liberty bowl I was expecting to see a team fired up, dedicated, playing with a nasty attitude, a team that had turned the corner with new direction and focused on playing with the attitude that would return us to the level we should be playing. Especially with a month to develope this new demeanor. Eventhough we went for three after the first drive I thought I was seeing what I had expected. Boy did it go down hill from there. The longer I watched the more disgusting it got. After the game in CMRs post game comments I wanted to hear how disgusted he was with the performance and effort. All I heard was we have to make changes because what we are doing is not working. Am I missing something here? If what we are doing in prepraration is not working, what the heck were we doing in the month of practice before the game. We deserve to know what the changes are going to be because the changes need to be drastic and immediate. Ticket holders are sick of seeing this pathetic performance on the field. I don’t think strength and conditioning change is enough. The problems are much deeper. Its time for major changes immediately. There is no excuse for a team whose recruiting classes rank in or near the top ten every year to under perform as they have for the last few years. PLEASE McGARITY DON’T WASTE ANOTHER YEAR OF MY TIME AND MONEY.

JDawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:38 am

Honestly, does anybody on here know a Dawg fan who is looking forward to next season, right now?

I don’t.

And, in comparison, my fishing partner, who is a big Gator fan, can’t wait til 2011 . . .

WCDawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:40 am

It’s clear that CMR has lost interest in GA football and that attitude has filtered down his coaching staff and the team. His unwillingness to do the right thing and resign says he’s head is in the clouds.

Swampdawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:40 am

Will Muschamp to Florida! Kirby Smart to Georgia??

7576DAWG

January 3rd, 2011
8:43 am

The reason that CMR isn’t getting rid of any of his coaches is because he hopes that we find another Cam Newton in with our next recruiting class. One guy can actually make the whole team look good. I don’t think anyone can argue that without Newton Auburn loses 4 to 6 games this last season or that Auburns defense actually looked a lot worst than our defense did.

JuneBaby

January 3rd, 2011
8:44 am

Well, y’all won’t be able to count on UGA getting better anytime soon. They just are not going to be able to get the best recruits in GA. Those guys are going out of state, and it’s not because of Mark Richt! It’s because of that significant minority that loves to bash these kids with their unmerciful rants about these kids families, friends, coaches, and even the recruits themselves, with constant negativity from disrespect to racial slurs. And the connection between these bloggers are, they all carry the name “dawg” somewhere in their blog names. These bloggers are doing the dawg nation a disservice with their attitudes towards these kids, and i don’t blame these kids for seeking other pastures to matriculate to. It’s easy to see where you’re not wanted, and these same bloggers have the nerve to criticize them when they decide to play somewhere other than UGA!!!! lol.

JDawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:47 am

“If we are looking for a top notch recruiter, think we should give this kid a call….just saying.”
**************************
NWGA, what part of “no staff changes” do you not understand?

jerry

January 3rd, 2011
8:49 am

Poor decisions by Richt has got them where they are. Can he change that? Very doubtful.

The Fat Daddy

January 3rd, 2011
8:49 am

Mr. McGarity,

I never posted – I never thought I would be saying this – But from one businessman to another – Paid whatever it takes to get rid of Coach Mark Richt & BoBo (notice I did not say coach) – Keep Coach Todd Grantham – PAY whatever it takes (UGA has the money) to hire Coach Jon Gruden – IMMEDIATELY. Gruden & Grantham – Now that combo my UGA family, friends, & alumni – Would be some fine A$$ chewing on the sidelines – Like football should be. This is not the local pool hall – This is not the buddy system – This is not personal – This is business – This is – The University of Geogia Football – period

Swampdawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:49 am

This Team deserves the negativity! They were terrible! They could not execute the plays!

GaDAWG98

January 3rd, 2011
8:50 am

I have heard enough of people calling me a fair weather fan. After Fridays game I think the choice georgia needs to take is obvious. CMR is a great christian guy but cn that be translated in victories on the football field right now the answer to that is NO !. I have and always be a DAWG but after watching how my team played against a team that on paper we should have beaten. It shows what good ole’ fashion momentum can do. Now some are calling for Bobo to be dismissed and I dont disagree with that we have played way to conservative for so long. The only bright spot was the defense on Friday they played hard, but it is the way we have been all season good on one side and bad on the other no consitency. Garity has some tough choices he needs to be careful the alumni speak with thier wallets. I as a fan all I ask for is to see the team passionate and hungry to win this team looks like it is full and has left the table. I believe with a comment earlier make these kids earn the right to wear the G on thier helmet. I hate to see CMR go but something has to give we have a fan base full of pride who love our team CMR brought alot of that back but it has seemed to die as of late we need to get it back. CMR please find what it takes again or please step aside.

Go DAWGS !!!!
Please let 2011 be a better year

atlvol55

January 3rd, 2011
8:50 am

Its really amazing how history repeats itself. I’m just reiterating what has been said many times.

The parallel between Fulmer and Richt’s run is very similiar.

1. I don’t beleive one player (unless maybe Tebow or Newton) can make or break a team. However, losing out on that two or three big recruits do. UGA, like TN, started having that big two or three misses for a four or five year period. In Tennessee’s case, it was a couple of misses on QB’s in particular.

2. The next step is close “gutty” wins become, close losses. Thats where that extra couple of players can make a huge difference. In the SEC; its real easy to go from 10-2 to 8-4 or 7-5 in a matter of one or two plays.

3. Then you start falling off the national radar and all of a sudden its not one or two big recruits, its several. Then you start taking some reaches on 3*.

This in a nutshell is what happened at Tn and is now happening at UGA. The good news is that UGA; like TN can get it turned around. With the right person or couple of recruits, it can happen pretty quickly.

The last few years, history has shown that SEC coaches usually have about 8-10 years of a good run in them. For whatever, reason, they seemed to hit a wall at that point.

UGA fans be afraid if other fans start telling you how great Richt is and you should keep him. It amazed me at all of the Florida, Alabama, Georgia fans, etc… who all of a sudden were the biggest Fulmer fans in the world at the end.

At that point, I knew it was time for a change

He Hate Gator

January 3rd, 2011
8:51 am

Yes, its fugly….Richt’s mismanagment of his staff is the major culprit here and its unlikely that can be repaired in just a few months. It goes way back to the mishandling of Van Gorder…that was the beginning of the end.

Hike!!!

January 3rd, 2011
8:54 am

You want change ?
Put your $$ where your mouth is and BOYCOTT THE GAMES !!!
Empty stadium…no more CMR…but it will never happen.

Old Dog

January 3rd, 2011
8:55 am

Richt’s got to go. McCarity, this is what we pay you for. Now do your job. Would Foley keep Richt with these underwhelming seasons?

Swampdawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:56 am

It’s not Coach Richt.. it is the players folks! Need more diversity on the Team!

NtheNo

January 3rd, 2011
8:56 am

Great head coaches (like great executives) have great staffs and holds them accountable. I don’t question coach Richt’s football skills, but rather his executive stomach. Being an executive requires the belly for hard decisions that affect people and their families. Coach Richt impresses me as an outstanding man, Christian and role model who might find the sometimes heartless demands of the executive office distasteful. I believe he is a caring compassionate man – attributes that might not be compatible with some very important duties. I think we find an outstanding man in a dog-eat-dog business and his most honorable qualities as a human being might be getting in the way of wins and losses. Unfortunately someone above him might have to make a gut-wrenching decision. A vicious circle.

JuneBaby

January 3rd, 2011
8:57 am

And btw, you “dawgs” that are hatin’ on Chuck Dowdle, have you ever noticed the name of that show? It’s the Mark Richt show, not the Chuck Dowdle show! Chuck is not there to make waves, he’s there to make Richt look good. If Chuck asked tough questions, “dawg fans would run him out of the state for pickin’ on the bulldogs!!

Cullowheedawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:58 am

Well, I hope this is my last comment as I do not want to make another while we are waiting for the big changes we need. Clearly a clean sweep is required. Georgia football is not a CCC for old GA players. Some have asked if any of the present group, say BOBO, could get any job much less as OC with another college, not just major. Well I guess if he is only paid $300,000 that is a steal and allows us to bank more money but not wins.
I was for Richt making the changes and staying on to captain the ship, but then it feels like the Titantic and all of us passengers are going to drown, except for the ones that get off.
I want my next “comment” to be in support of a new and invigorating GA coaching staff that is out to do the job and not hear “FINISH THE DRILL”.
CULLOWHEEDAWG

CABO

January 3rd, 2011
8:58 am

No. The Richt ship is Tango Uniform. He needs to be gone today.

Swampdawg

January 3rd, 2011
9:00 am

Back to basics! Good blocking and good tackling! Why, look at the Falcons. Good Blocking, leads to good running game, leads to 13 win season and playoff! They could not have done it without the basics and a good running game.

CenterofMass

January 3rd, 2011
9:00 am

SEC Football is a large business…to operate it effectively you need solid plan. UGA is now in SWOT mode: assessment of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, & Threats. As loyal supporters, let’s now all help management (AD, etc.) by collaborating and offering objective answers to SWOT questions. UGA has enjoyed a great history and our opportunities are even greater, but the threats are greater unless change is immediate. One of our greatest threats is all the negative publicity-player arrests, immoral former AD, etc. This embarrassment has to stop. Bad personnel decisions have been made by selecting wrong AD (former), coaches, & players. The Peter Principle is at work-starting at the top, most on this team have risen to their level of incompetence. What we’re now seeing is only symptoms of many problems. From the top there has been an abdication of responsibility. It’s now time to rescue this ship from the stormy waters & head in the right direction. Otherwise, we’re like a ship without a rudder & a captain.

Brookhaven Bulldawg

January 3rd, 2011
9:00 am

Hire a true O.C., kick King off the team, keep Bobo as a QB coach

Topp Dogg

January 3rd, 2011
9:01 am

No donations+poor ticket sales=Big Time Changes this is not rocket science people, we can make it happen.

JDawg

January 3rd, 2011
9:07 am

Absolutely, Brookhaven Bulldawg!

Get a top level OC, and let him build an offense to compliment Murray’s talents, instead of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, as Bobo does.

That one move would energize Dawg fans and would have everyone looking forward to 2011.

He Hate Gator

January 3rd, 2011
9:09 am

The assessment by the Georgia coaching staff that the Auburn Heismann winning QB was looked at as a linebacker should tell you all that you need to know.

7576DAWG

January 3rd, 2011
9:11 am

This year is the first year that I haven’t supported UGA by going to a game in many years . Some of you can call me a fair weather fan if you want to but I at least am trying to help solve the problem and money or the reduction of it seems to be the only thing that gets Adam’s attention.

He Hate Gator

January 3rd, 2011
9:15 am

I’m sorry, it was tight end…

Washaun Easy mommy

January 3rd, 2011
9:16 am

Sanford Drive & BIGDAWG havent seen any of your post since your pitiful team lost again you are the laughing stock of college football you sux…

SEC East = Big East

January 3rd, 2011
9:19 am

After a few promising years, UGA Football is back to being what it has been for decades and that’s a middle of the road regional football program that happens play in the SEC.

The SEC evolved and left UGA behind.

NWGA Dawg

January 3rd, 2011
9:22 am

JDawg,

You bash what I said about looking to get a new “recruiter”, by saying “NWGA, what part of “no staff changes” do you not understand?”

THEN you agree with getting a new OC???

WHAT PART OF “NO STAFF CHANGES” do you not understand, you IDIOT!!!!

Get a clue

SEC East = Big East

January 3rd, 2011
9:27 am

Over the years Richt has replaced everyone on his staff short of the hedge trimmers so a new coordinator isn’t the answer. That said, the UGA ole boy network isn’t getting rid of Richt even if he goes 5-7 next season.

schmeckdawg

January 3rd, 2011
9:31 am

Jack

January 3rd, 2011
9:35 am

Give me one example of a coach letting things get this bad and then turning it around. One. Once a coach loses his program it doesnt matter who he is, it ain’t happening. Richt has done a great job at GA and he earned one more year but Garrity is only delaying the inevitable.

Lucky Dawg

January 3rd, 2011
9:37 am

The problems with our program are numerous and go way beyond “strength and conditioning”. Last year’s problems went well beyond a ‘defensive coordinator’. As an offensive coordinator and primary play caller, Mike Bobo is woefully inadequate. As a head coach Mark Richt should be overruling Bobo when he wants to call a low percentage play such as he did on 2nd and 23. But either Richt agreed with the call or is so removed from the intricacies of the game he didn’t even notice a bad play was being called. I could go on and on, but you can distill it all into a single word: LEADERSHIP. Mark Richt is no longer a leader and his coaching staff has failed miserably. There is nothing short of a wholesale coaching change that is goint to turn this program around in 2011.

7576DAWG

January 3rd, 2011
9:53 am

The reason I want Bobo fired is because when we are behind by a few point’s with only a few minutes left in the game or only ahead by a few point’s and need a long drive how many times in the last 2 or 3 years have we gone 3 and out or only got one first down and then had to kick . We couldn’t even get close enough for our all American field goal kicker with a range of 65 yards to even try a field goal.
We expect that from Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Mississippi, or Mississippi State but not UGA.

yogii

January 3rd, 2011
9:55 am

I sure hope Coach Richt keeps Bobo next year. This will guarantee that
both of them will be fired. HAHA!!!

$$$

January 3rd, 2011
9:55 am

Some of the names for coach suggested would cost $6Mil a year…dogs got that kind of money?

jimmy campagna

January 3rd, 2011
9:55 am

Look at it this way: how many SEC schools would rather have Mark Richt than their current coach? Vandy, Ole Miss maybe, and that’s it. He’s outcoached virtually every week and we haven’t even mentioned the Trade School on North Avenue. ’nuff said.

yogii

January 3rd, 2011
10:00 am

UGA V111 is the smaretest bulldog yet. He saw this fiasco coming and could not bear to watch

yogii

January 3rd, 2011
10:00 am

Alabama Jack

January 3rd, 2011
10:04 am

keep richt. He’s our kind of guy.

WinderDawg

January 3rd, 2011
10:07 am

I was on board with waiting until next year before pulling the trigger. After last Friday’s game it left me empty! The worst UGA game I’ve ever wittnessed!!! CMR can stay but he has to clean house. Bobo and the entire offensive staff has to go. The defense did improve with less talent than the year before. If CMR cannot pull the trigger then the AD needs to pull the trigger!

Kennesaw Dawg

January 3rd, 2011
10:09 am

I am a long time Dawg fan and a long time CMR fan, but Fridays game was the last straw for me. UGA has to take the hit and make wholesale changes. CMR has completely lost this team and this program. It is adrift and he will not be able to bring it back. Unfortuately, he will probably get one more year before something happens. It will be one more year of decline of the program, and make it even harder for the next guy to bring it back. CMR is a fine man, but is not a Division I coach.

Garydawg

January 3rd, 2011
10:13 am

The problem is we don’t know if we have the talent or not. When you play without passion talent doesn’t matter. Coach Richt hasn’t shown that he can get his teams fired up to play for him. The bottom line is his teams have no heart. I wonder what Coach Erk would have to say about the Richt era?

wins-by-a-link

January 3rd, 2011
10:18 am

The simple truth is that CMR has run out of time, He does not have enough time left on present contract to turn the program around and there will not be any extension offered, Once a program sinks this low recruiting becomes more difficult and things go from bad to worse, Richt has one year to turn things around and I don’t see any way to improve the team in such a short period of time.

CenterofMass

January 3rd, 2011
10:25 am

Current “leadership” seems to be following the adage: “If you don’t know where you are going then all roads will lead there.”

tony

January 3rd, 2011
10:25 am

JuneBaby, I agree with you 100% and I know which one of those comments struck a nerve. Does Grambling ring a bell? It’s really sad that white folks would say these things about our kids. If blacks folks call there kids thugs for throwing things in stadiums and fighting other fans from other schools they would take offense to that. Our kids don’t do those things.

The problems with Ga football team are not the players. If you take every player at uga and put them on another football team they will florish. Look at Alabama players. Those guys look like they workout in the weight room 24/7. Look SC team. How many players do you hear about that gets in trouble there? Does Steve Spurrier act like a man that you can take likely? NO WAY!

The bottom line is that if a hc doesn’t use intelligence and demand respect from his players they will walk all over him. Playing favortism doesn’t help Mr.Richt’s cause either. That kind of stuff can make players express resentment or act out the wrong way. Remember, these are kids they are dealing with.

I still say Todd Grantham should replace Mr.Richt.

Carl Braley

January 3rd, 2011
10:25 am

Everyone is overreacting. Coach Richt will right the ship and have a great season next year. He is also gonna get a great recruting class this year. As Lou Holtz said Friday on ESPN, “Mark Richt is an excellent coach and is gonna get Georgia turned around. Georgia fans, don’t give up on him.”

SEC East = Big East

January 3rd, 2011
10:26 am

How do you not beat Central Florida Auto Body and Diesel College?

White Trash

January 3rd, 2011
10:31 am

How does other programs get these big Offensive Coordinators ie: Florida and we (UGA) stay with Mike Bobo???? Why don’t we go after proven coordinators… C’mon man..

JoeMac

January 3rd, 2011
10:36 am

In short, CMR has morphed into a clone of Chan the Man Gailey. The bowl game was coached from the perspective of coaching not to lose rather than coaching to win. The awful call to go for the FG from the 3 instead of the first or for the TD set the tone for the remainder of the game. Say what you will about CPJ, but he would not have settled for the FG. That made it obvious that MR has lost the fire that defined the early years of his career. He will have to move on before the puppy dogs will even come close to being relevent in the SEC again. I predicted this downfall this season, including the loss to Missy St., whom I predicted would be the most improved team in the SEC, and looking at the 2011 schedule, it is hard to see more than 5 or 6 wins, with a 7-5 record being considered a great season. I am not a fan, but in order to become respectable again, CMR will have to go. BOTTOM LINE!

Robert Buchan

January 3rd, 2011
10:41 am

Hire Kirby Smart..keep Grantham and the 3-4, fire Bobo……build a team from hell that other teams fear, with a Dog at the helm. CMR is not an effective a leader…..nice guy but he should be leading Sunday school….not a team in the SEC.

Carl

January 3rd, 2011
10:41 am

Genuis writers and fans threw Richt under the bus in 2006. Good thing no one listened to them.

richt finished #2 in 2007.

SEC East = Big East

January 3rd, 2011
10:43 am

Since UGA is now a cream puff team, will SEC teams pay UGA to play them?

ChunkyMonkey

January 3rd, 2011
10:44 am

THE SHORT ANSWER IS: NO! Richt cannot right the ship!

For Pete’s sake! He has been at UGA for ten years! He is part of the problem. UGA has had a discipline problem for years. If you can’t get your act together off the field, how do you expect a team to become ‘disciplined’ for an hour ON THE FIELD with millions watching them??

The UCF debacle showed up other chinks in Richt’s armor (or should I say tin foil?). He did not have the team physically up to the challenge of a USA CONFERENCE TEAM! They were not ready to even dress out! They were unprepared!

The only thing that Adams is going to understand is a significant drop in contributions and ticket sales at Sanford Stadium! Well CLYDE, THAT IS A COMING!!!!

Sad Dawg

January 3rd, 2011
10:45 am

Where do you even start? There are so many areas that need improvement including not allowing Russ to be Team Mascot ever again. It’s about attitude. Do you think Saban’s players think they can do whatever they want whenever they want? Maybe we don’t hear as much about the Bama program but there seems to be much more control over the program. The UGA players could care less. That’s why McGarity scheduled Boise State first game. Maybe these guys will work hard over the summer and stay out of trouble. We don’t expect these guys to be mistake free. They are college kids and we have all done stupid things. They just have to realize that there are consequences to making bad decisions. Unfortunately, a majority of players have been coddled since 6th grade. They feel as though UGA owes them something because of the money college football brings in. Wake up boys. You have to realize that this is an opportunity of a lifetime. Here’s what we need to do: Hire Thomas Brown to be under Coach T. He was probably the best conditioned player we ever had. Fire Bobo. Fire Searels. Definitely FIRE Rodney Gardner. He has been taughted as a recruiting guru but looks like he gets a majority of guys that other top programs really don’t want. We are left with 4 star guys that think they are better than they really are. They feel entitled. RG is our biggest problem by far. We have to get Crowell, Drew and Rome for sure and let them play as Freshman. Get 3 JUCO players on the D side of the ball. One DB, one LB and one lineman. Tell Murray to never play with gloves on again. Our motto needs to Get Tough or Get Gone

GatorBait 18-3

January 3rd, 2011
10:45 am

One thing hasn’t changed, Richt’s recruiting is miles behind the top SEC schools.
Just take a look at the Under-Armour All-Star rooster for the game to be played
1/5/11 on ESPN. Richt has ONE! commitment———that’s pitiful.

2011 Under Armour All-Americans

FYI HT is show as a date, ie 2-Jun = 6′2″

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. College
Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix S 2-Jun 200 Alabama
Trey DePriest OLB 2-Jun 220 Alabama
Malcolm Faciane TE 5-Jun 260 Alabama
Ryan Kelly C 4-Jun 264 Alabama
Marvin Shinn WR 3-Jun 180 Alabama
Vinnie Sunseri OLB 11-May 202 Alabama
Bradley Sylve WR 11-May 175 Alabama
Brey Cook OT 6-Jun 295 Arkansas
Mitch Smothers OG 4-Jun 285 Arkansas
Reese Dismukes C 2-Jun 275 Auburn
Kiehl Frazier QB 2-Jun 210 Auburn
Thomas O’Reilly OG 3-Jun 296 Auburn
Jeff Driskel QB 6′4″ 224 Florida
A.C. Leonard ATH 6′3″ 232 Florida
De’Ante Saunders ATH 5′11″ 185 Florida
Ryan Shazier OLB 6′2″ 200 Florida
Ja’Juan Story WR 6′3″ 190 Florida
Nick Waisome CB 5′10″ 168 Florida
Justin Scott-Wesley WR Jun-00 200 Georgia
La’El Collins OT 5-Jun 285 LSU
Anthony Johnson DT 3-Jun 295 LSU
Jarvis Landry WR 11-May 181 LSU

Concerned Dawg

January 3rd, 2011
10:46 am

Here is something that the fans can do for next season…when we start the first home game I say boycott the game until half-time, Mark Richt is a great coach, however we need someone hard nosed and for that coach to be strict to the point that disipline is a must. Like Army (West Point) you hardly never hear of anything from them because for one, it is a Military Team plus there is disipline and things that are not right or against society such as arrests, DUI’s etc….I know Kris Durham and he was a great player who seemed to go after every play that he was involved in and never quit, plus he is an Academic Genius that he sets the example of what it means to be a GA Bulldog

Carl

January 3rd, 2011
10:50 am

Richt went from a 1-4 start, to a 5-2 finish. He already proved he is capable or fixing stuff.

AVikingFan

January 3rd, 2011
10:52 am

First of all, I really like Mike Bobo as a person, but I think it’s time to replace him as OC. Second, the Offensive Line coach was horrible this year with the most experienced OL in America in terms of starts. He has not proven that he is the right man for that job, in any stretch of the imagination. Last year CMR made sweeping changes in his defense. Recently he changed his Strength and Conditioning program’s coach (was it a real change???). It’s time to make some real and hard Offensive changes, or as much as I hate to say it, we may need to replace Coach Richt and bring in some new blood and ideas. We are too “old school” to compete successfully against these modern offensives and defenses. And too many programs are passing us by in recruiting blue chip athletes. Maybe our recruiting coordinator should just sit back and watch and see who Alabama, LSU, Auburn, and Florida offers, then go after those same recruits.

rebeldawg

January 3rd, 2011
10:57 am

Look bulldog nation this is not the coach we need. If ala,lsu,fla after spur can hire a proven coach so can uga.I have been a season tich holder for 30 plus years and my time is running out.Coach preacher man has had the time lets move on.

Carl

January 3rd, 2011
10:59 am

pull these 2 proven SEC ways to turn it around fast
1. Auburn plan:
Bench 6-7 starter Aaron Murray. Get a new QB because the QB touches it the most and sets the tone.
2. Alabama plan:
Get a JUCO NT transfer to anchor the middle of the 3-4 and demand double teams to plug the run game.

It’s as simple as that.

Carl

January 3rd, 2011
11:00 am

3. The Florida plan:
Go find a Percy Harvin type player, let him loose. Branden Smith?

Carl

January 3rd, 2011
11:02 am

4. The South Carolina plan:
Find a rb who can average 4.8 ypc and give him the ball 35 times a game. Washaun Ealey averages over 5 ypc?

FireMarkRichtNOW

January 3rd, 2011
11:03 am

The answer is NO! Richt has proven he could only take a team so far and now has seemed to just settle for whatever happens. Discipline is nonexistent under Richt and the Coaches he selects can’t coach! We had chances to land head coaches with ties to UGA and there is still one out there if Greg McGarity will just pull the trigger and get it done and done NOW. I have and have had season ticket for the last 16 years but I need to get some value for the money i spend supporting this program. I am not just a fan, we are a Alum family and support UGA but it is time for not just a change but time for commitment from Everyone associated from the top down to get us where we belong!

bart

January 3rd, 2011
11:06 am

It’s hard to see how this coaching staff is going to turn things around in a year. Recruiting has fallen off and probably will continue to do so. Searels and Bobo need to be released from their positions; put Bobo back in charge of quarterbacks. Bring in Friedgen now that he’s available. Has Garner lost his touch as far as recruiting goes? It seems we’re recruiting a lot of thugs. Without some major personne changes, I am discouraged about where this program is heading. I’m afraid we’ll just see more decline. I hope I’m wrong.

trivfun

January 3rd, 2011
11:07 am

You can get a QB like Jim Kelly at you alma mater of Miami but your backups can’t be like Mark Richt. Short and stiff. Speed is needed for the QB position . The SEC defenses are too fast for a Howard Schnellenberger’s offense with a “Mark Richt” backup type.

cody

January 3rd, 2011
11:19 am

Please contact Greg McGarity to let your feelings be known.

i want my money back.

January 3rd, 2011
11:21 am

I’m a life-long UGA fan living in Charleston, SC. This past week, I took four days off work to go to the Liberty Bowl. I spent $150 on tickets, about $350 on fuel, $600 on hotel rooms, and probably $300 more on food and drinks. I drove 13 hours on Saturday (in the rain) to get home so that I could be back at work at 8am Sunday. What I got in return from Richt and his joke of a program was beyond disappointing. Rest assured that I will not be spending another dime of my hard-earned money to support UGA’s football program. This has been years in the making, and I see no sign of it being fixed anytime soon. I have zero confidence in Richt and his staff, and If McGarity allows Richt to keep his staff intact, then I also have zero confidence in McGarity. I only hope that other UGA fans will start withholding their money from UGA football as well. That is the only way we will see change.

Pete

January 3rd, 2011
11:25 am

CODY IS RIGHT. CONTACT GREG MCGARITY NOW!!!!

MATHDAWG

January 3rd, 2011
11:26 am

HOW CAN ANYONE EXPECT THE MAN THAT HAS BEEN IN CHARGE FOR 10 YEARS CAN “TURN THINGS AROUND”? IT IS HIS WAY OF DOING THINGS THAT HAS US WHERE WE ARE. DID HE SUDDENLY GET A NEW PERSONALITY OR NEW SET OF IDEAS OR DISCOVER A HIDDEN PROBLEM? IT IS A WASTE OF TIME TO THINK HE CAN DO ANY BETTER THAN HE HAS ALREADY DONE. HE HAS HAD ALL THE SUPPORT AND RESOURCES ANY COACH COULD WANT AND WE ARE NOW RIGHT DOWN THERE WITH VANDERBILT WITH OUR FOOTBALL PROGRAM.

FELLOW BULLDOGS, THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS WITH RICHT & COMPANY. IT WILL NOT GET ANY BETTER UNTIL HE IS GONE. WE MAY HAVE TO DIG DEEP IN OUR POCKETS FOR THE $ TO GET RID OF HIM AND BRING IN A NEW HOT COACH.
I, FOR ONE, AM WILLING TO DO THIS. JUST A $10 SURCHARGE TO GET RID OF RICHT ON HOME TICKETS WILL RAISE ENOUGH TO BUY HIM OUT. NOT MUCH TO PAY FOR A CHANCE OF A CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM.

Richt is awful.

January 3rd, 2011
11:28 am

UGA fans: When was the last time you saw UGA attempt to block a punt, field goal or PAT? Nobody can remember because WE DON’T try to block kicks. EVER. When was the last time you saw the offense attempt to fly down the field and score points before halftime instead of taking a knee or otherwise running the clock out? Nobody can remember because WE DON’T try to rush downfield and score before halftime. EVER. This entire staff needs to be fired IMMEDIATELY.

GatorBait 18-3

January 3rd, 2011
11:32 am

The Gators hire another coach who played at UGA and is from Atlanta:

The George Wynn File

Assistant Athletics Director for Football Operations

George Wynn enters his sixth season as assistant athletics director for football operations at Texas. Wynn joined the Longhorn staff after spending the previous six seasons at Arizona State as director of football operations.

THE GEORGE WYNN FILE
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High school: Fulton (Atlanta, Ga.)
College: Georgia (1992)
Graduate degree: Georgia (1995)
Wife: Leesha
Children: Royce, Lena

swampdawg

January 3rd, 2011
11:35 am

If you watched Alabama play and Georgia play and you were being recruited where would you go. Not many would go to Georgia. Greg do something now before it takes another 3/4 years to rebuild under new coach.Our mascot can not ever stand to watch the done Dawgs sleep walk through another season. DO IT NOW

GatorBait 18-3

January 3rd, 2011
11:36 am

Not trying to rub anything in, I’m just agreeing with you and showing more ways Richt is falling behind.

Who do you want running your offense BOBO or Charlie Weis–not even close.
BTW, Muschamp is putting together a complete staff faster than Richt could find a DC.
Richt is out to lunch and the SEC is eating his lunch.

TheItalianDawg

January 3rd, 2011
11:54 am

Disappointed Dawg, your letter is powerful! and I agree with everything you have mentioned. it represent my thoughts and i’d say the vast majority of the Dawg nation. Like you, I was very supportive of Richt but not any more, not even 1%. I’m not skeptical about next year, I’m 100% confidant it will be worse! there is no chance. Georgia needs a miracle to pull a 10 wins season and I dont see it happening, one more year of painful agony is a waiting for us!

Go Dawgs!

January 3rd, 2011
12:01 pm

I’m tired of hearing the coaches blaming the players all the time. It’s always, “We had a solid game plan, but the PLAYERS failed to execute.” “Murray held onto the ball too long…” “We didn’t do a very good job of ____________”, “__________ missed his assignment which led to _____________”

Three points to this:

1. Rarely if ever do you hear the Sabans, Tressels, Meyers, etc.. lay blame at their players feet. They almost ALWAYS take complete ownership of their losses. You hear things like “We simply didn’t do a good enough job of preparing our guys, but I can assure you it WILL get fixed” and it does.

2. If it’s the players fault for not executing the game plan then doesn’t that mean one of the following:
a. We’re recruiting the wrong players who aren’t capable of following directions and being coached – in which case it would fall back on the coaches for not recruiting well.
b. The players aren’t seeing the plays enough in practice or aren’t being coached well enough to execute during the game – which again would fall back into the coaches repsonsibilty.

3. Everything starts with the top down. If the Head Coach is truly the leader, he doesn’t look around for excuses and people to blame. He takes full responsibilty and accountability for the state of the program during the good and the bad. If the players aren’t executing the game plan it’s not the players’ fault it’s the coaches period. Coaches can’t have it both ways. You can’t say it’s the players failure to execute in a loss but then it’s the plan in victory. I’ve never heard a coach say “They failed to execute the game plan, but thankfully their athleticism won out in the end.”

Dawg Tired

January 3rd, 2011
12:10 pm

Depressed DAWG

January 3rd, 2011
12:18 pm

Mr. McGarity,

Well, unfortunately not a lot changed since the last time I wrote to you. The season is now complete for most teams and a lot of movement is taking place in coaching positions. Highly thought of Coordinators are becoming head coaches, bright head coaches from smaller conferences are being given opportunities to prove themselves at larger institutions, and even well known coordinator was successfully recruited to join the staff at Florida. Our staff, by and large, remains the same for now.

I think it is clear that we have issues that need to be corrected and it starts with the staff. I think Coach Richt is a fantastic individual but he is showing extremely poor judgment in his insistence on maintaining the current staff. A very telling sign that we don’t have, and have not had top notch personnel in our Coordinator positions is that NO university is recruiting our Coordinators as possible candidates for their Head Coach positions. When Willie Martinez was let go, he became a position coach which is what he is. Mike Bobo is an effective QB coach, not an Offensive Coordinator. Having served as OC for UGA for the last 5 years he has had ample time to prove himself and has failed. Why do we not hear about anyone courting him to be their next HC? He is not the OC that will lead our offense to wins over UF, Auburn, LSU, AL, and other powers and Coach Richt continues to support him which shows bad judgment on his part. Bobo was completely under-prepared for the Liberty Bowl game, a game that was the difference between a winning or losing season. To not score a TD against UCF is inexcusable (every opponent they faced scored more points against them than we did). The jury is still out on Coach Grantham so I will reserve judgment on him but the fact that we could not land our top choices is reflective on Coach Richt.

Our 2009 results were the product of Willie Martinez being an ineffective DC and Mike Bobo being an ineffective OC all under the supervision of Coach Richt. Rather than clean the slate and start fresh with promising coordinators we get a new DC with new scheme and same OC which combined resulted in a worse 2010. Now, with the only named change being the Strength and Conditioning coach we are destined to have an even worse 2011. This must stop. It is time to clean house and start rebuilding today rather than endure another losing season and delaying the inevitable. I cannot imagine what is going through the minds of our recruits.

Please do what is right for our program even if it is difficult. I’ve had to let go many friends in the past for the good of my company and while difficult to do when it is the right option it must be done. The time is now to part ways with Coach Richt before more damage is done.

Changes must be made !

January 3rd, 2011
12:37 pm

Time to make some hard fast decisions

Clean House

January 3rd, 2011
12:39 pm

Better do it now… BOO BOO must go. Clempson isnt afraid to make changes……

bill jones

January 3rd, 2011
12:44 pm

georgias problems are well defined by the bloggers with one big exception; lack of hard, tackling, intense practices. Several years ago we had critical injuries and Richt became scared of losing key players and so no tough practices. You have to tackle on Monday to be able to tackle on Saturday. Mike Bobo is not making good play calls but Richt has a head set and can change the calls. Searles hasn’t had good line play yet. Willie Martenize was a buddy and a joke of a coach. The program fell apart when VanGorder left. Make your own conclusions. Go Dawgs!!

bill jones

January 3rd, 2011
12:50 pm

Sorry it should be Willie Martinez

Football Bat

January 3rd, 2011
12:53 pm

At some point in most games you have to put it on the line and GO FOR IT. Mark Richt lives to tuck tail and run for the locker room. He has no killer instinct. He lacks GUTS.

And for those of you who continue to praise his character, consider this : retaining incompetent coaches because they’re family or friends is a massive injustice to literally hundreds of thousands of alumni and fans who support the program.

Jaybird

January 3rd, 2011
1:00 pm

I believe the frustrating aspect of the program recently has been an inability to achieve with such tremendous talent. Take a look at the 06, 07, 08, even the 09 recruiting classes. If memory serves me, I believe all were either in the top 5 or at the worst, top 10, in the country. Many programs (like Bama in year 2 under Saban) achieved more with so-called “lower-ranked” recruits and classes who weren’t even the new head coach’s recruits. That to me suggests a true ability to “coach em up,” whereas years of the Richt staff recruiting and ushering in new players to far lesser outcomes suggests that a lack of achievement somehow falls on the coaching (ironic though that some of his most successful seasons were without his own recruits). UGA could be a monster program with the right potent mix of players and coaching. The state of Georgia is an absolute football factory, producing a far greater proportion of talented players to its population, which is why, especially with the lack of competition in-state for the top recruits (sorry Tech, but its 95% true), it just seems a bit unsettling that we haven’t and seemingly can’t do a lot more with what we already have. I understand there are many schools that come into our borders for our riches, but what’s to say we can’t dip down into FL like we have, or go west for some talent either when needed? A monster program carries its own weight even outside its home state, can lock down its borders, and can go national for who it wants (USC, Texas, Oklahoma, etc.) For those reasons, I just have to assert SOMETHING must drastically change (in my opinion coaching and/or culture/discipline), but because, despite all our whining on these boards, CMR is obviously coming back, let’s hope he can get it done and support him so as to help him, the team, and us as fans avoid another lackluster season!

RB

January 3rd, 2011
1:08 pm

Move Bobo to Director of Football Operations and Recruiting and hire Texas Tech’s Old Coach to bring some zip and explosiveness to the Dawg Nation.

Time For A Change!

January 3rd, 2011
1:22 pm

Ain’t gonna happen til Richt and his coaching staff are ran out of Athens. Change the way we do things? People are creatures of habit and that’s a fact. The same crap we saw this year will be the same crap we saw last year!! I’m also not impressed with the changes made last year on Defense. I saw very little improvement over the WM coached defenses. He’s getting paid $750K a year to do what? Sit on the sideline and eat donuts?

DawgLeg

January 3rd, 2011
1:34 pm

You are SOOOOO right! For those at the game I offer this visual of CMR in thr 4th Qt. Bobo has got the offense in a tight huddle. He’s instilling “something” to them…a plan, a play…maybe PASSION!
CMR strolls from the sideline and does a 360 stroll around this entire gathering of the offense. Never says a word….just strolls around them and back to his spot on the sideline. Weird isn’t strong enough a word for this bizarre guy. No energy, no passion. How can you expect his team to have it if he doesn’t. TIME TO GO CMR. Bye bye.

Carl

January 3rd, 2011
1:48 pm

Richt finished ranked #23 in the country by Scout. Pretty good for 6-7 team.

beanuga

January 3rd, 2011
1:59 pm

Sad to be a dawg fan!!! Sorry CMR!! U are not a motivator.

Mean Machine

January 3rd, 2011
2:01 pm

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Mean Machine

January 3rd, 2011
2:07 pm

With all the problems this program has, not Richt, not anybody, can turn it around in 1 season. A great HC is only as good as his assistants. Look at this UGA coaching staff, and tell me where they rank among the SEC. Richt and his less than stellar staff are not capable of turning around UGA given the current landscape of the SEC. Prepare for another year of underachieving, lack of discipline, and lack of toughness.

Pool Parties and Cosmic Bowling

January 3rd, 2011
2:10 pm

These are two things that need to stop with Richt and company. Players should have a little fear in their eyes when they see CMR.

R Owens

January 3rd, 2011
2:24 pm

No discipline
No hunger for excellence
No effective game plan
No appreciation of UGA football tradition
No chance it’ll be any different in 2011
Insanity = expecting a different outcome with the same coaches

Bean Counter

January 3rd, 2011
2:42 pm

I have said all year that Searels and Bobo need to go. Searles does not motivitate the line to play hard and improve and Bobo is too vanilla in his play calling. One of the best offensive minds in football, Ralph Friedgen, is available and lives at Lake Oconee. He took San Diego to the super bowl and was OC at Tech prior to going to Maryland. Take a chance. At 63 years old he can run circles around Bobo. Loyalty to your coaching staff is an admirable trait that CMR has but sometimes his loyalty is blind. It is time to get rid of the “good old boys” and get some new assistant coaches that will help our players’ talents improve and grow.

GALawDawg

January 3rd, 2011
2:44 pm

It’s amusing how hysterical you all are. Yeah, UGA sucked this year and has underperformed the last three years; it’s not the end of the world. Coach Richt will be back next year…period. If the team dramatically improves, he will stay on longer; if not, he will be cut loose. Also, if the team does have an outstanding year and gets in a BCS bowl, the vast majority of you calling for Richt’s head will probably change your tune (until the next bad season). If the 2011 team isn’t that good, then he’ll be out, you can all rejoice, and UGA will likely make a great hire and return to national relevance in a few years. Either way, UGA is going to be fine, so just relax.

News Flash to everyone: McGarity is not reading your comments and does not care what you have to say. Virtually none of us know nearly enough about football or the program to know what we are talking about when it comes to who should stay, who should go, etc. We are fans, which brings me to my last point…

As I said in a previous post, to everyone who says they want to / are going to boycott the team until a change is made: please do so, but NEVER RETURN. You are not wanted or needed in the Bulldawg Nation. GT always needs more fans; go be a Jacket; fair weather fans are the absolute worst.

Time For A Change!

January 3rd, 2011
2:46 pm

Greg McGarity, Athletic Director

gmcgarity@sports.uga.edu

Richtard Simmons

January 3rd, 2011
2:47 pm

The drill has been finished – Richt has been drilled just about every game this year!

Grayghost

January 3rd, 2011
2:59 pm

I will sone be 78 years old and have been a UGA & Ga Tech fan all my life and its sad to see such a pathetic and under performing program at both schools. Its really embarrassing to be a fan theses days of either program.
The coaching staff at both schools are noe preforming. I get so tired of hearing that key players on other teams are from the state of Ga. and thinking to my self two things what in the hell are they doing playing for an out of state school and why were they not recrutied by UAG or Ga Tech.
Both schools have a real bad recruiting program to go along with a bad coching staff. I don’t see where the University can improve over the off season and we are in for another year of failures.

big root

January 3rd, 2011
3:04 pm

coach richt if someone was bringing your family down wouldn’t you do everything possible to change it so think about UGA FAMILY

Sick and Tired

January 3rd, 2011
3:06 pm

I have been a huge fan and supporter of CMR since day one.The past few seasons(especially this one) are beyond dissapointing, and after each season CMR says the same thing, “We’ve got to make changes so this doesnt happen again”.OK, you got rid of slick Willy, good start, cant rip the D after only one season in a new system.But what about the offense.Bobo has no business calling the plays.Its like he hands the game plan over to the other teams D.Every Dawg fan litterally sits ont he couch calling the next play before it happens, so you know the other team is a step ahead.Bobo needs to go coach a highschool team!

big root

January 3rd, 2011
3:34 pm

Coach why can’t you get the best players in Georgia anymore. Something aint right with you your demeaner is all wrong if you can’t see what’s wrong with your program then give it up. UGA recruits come in hurt out of shape and not willing to work to get bigger stronger and faster.Check out the high school all americans on ugas roster how many of them show up to play every snap that defense is terrible, OL can’t block,RB’s and WR’s aren’t fast and don’t run hard

daslicksta

January 3rd, 2011
3:45 pm

nope, he is a sadly broken record on a worn out turntable…time to upgrade

Coachdawg 2000

January 3rd, 2011
4:04 pm

I’m as disappointed as anybody, but what do you think would happen if we ran Bobo off(I’ll help you,a year to adjust to a new system). What would happen if we ran the entire staff off defense takes a step backwards 3 DC’s in 3 years,offense takes a step back, strength and conditiouing takes a step back for at least 2 years maybe 3-5 years. I don’t think that Coach Richt has forgotten how to coach. I know that this isn’t going to be well received by most of yall but those are the realities of canning coaches.

Michael

January 3rd, 2011
4:05 pm

China is so gonna kick our asses in the next war.

Coachdawg 2000

January 3rd, 2011
4:13 pm

I will say this- it appears form the outside that a good bit of our guys could care less about the “G” on the helmet or the Bulldog nation. They seem to be concerned about “getting theirs” and going to the league. As someone who works with young people, I can tell you that this attitude is pervasive among this generation of athletes. They feel entitled and they think we are blessed to have them instead of blessed to be Georgia Bulldogs. In other words, Scott Woerner ain’t walikng in that door anytime soon.

Coachdawg 2000

January 3rd, 2011
4:17 pm

By the way, this year feels way worse that 1996. At least in ‘96 it was year one under a new staff, this is happening 10 years into a regime.

Start Over

January 3rd, 2011
4:24 pm

Sure was hoping for some good news out of Athens today!!!!

JQDogUNC

January 3rd, 2011
4:37 pm

How bout that ACC sweep of the mighty $EC Thursday and Friday night? Haven’t heard much chest thumping this year. I was in Nashville and the $EC rep Tenne$$ee really showed how it’s done in your conference. Throwing cups of liquid and bottles of liquid at our team bench. Real classy $EC fans if I do say so myself.

There is a change coming in the hierarchy. It was supposed to be this year but we screwed our own school with stupid actions on the part of some. Of course, $EC champ Auburn got a pa$$ from the nc$$ because Cam Newton was on an undefeated team that was #1 in the nation and God forbid the tv ratings suffer because he’s held accountable per the existing rules in place. We know what happened to UNC before the season began and you think we played potentially ineligible players? No, we bit the bullet and our potential undefeated season went down the tubes because we did the right thing. I wish we’d followed your $EC example and won all our games and let the chips fall where they may after the dust has settled and we were champs on the field.

Yeah, I’m bitter because the rules aren’t fair when it comes to $EC football and your cousins in the ACC. It will be better; it started last week, UNC & FSU! ACC, ACC, ACC! GO HEELS!

Attn Fla Fans

January 3rd, 2011
4:41 pm

If it is ok with you, us UGA fans would like to have this conversation alone. We are trying to solve our problems here. You should be happy you have Will Muschamp because you stand a way better chance of seeing a next championship with him than you did with Meyer. Meyer was going to be fired end of 2011 anyway. Playing three QB’s. Yeah thats a real good coaching strategy. So now you have a resigned heart attack survivor as your Advisor to the UFla football program and now have a new heart patient as your OC that is gonna run a Prostyle offense at FLA. And just who will your TB be in the Prostyle offense? OH yeah I forgot, Meyer never recruited one because he had Tebow. Sounds like a damn mess to me. With all our issues at UGA, I am feeling alot better about myself just thinking about you goobers. I live in Georgia and every Fla Fan Ive seen in Ga looks like something that would hang out in a San Francisco bar. Tell me the Fla fans dont look and act like that in Fla. I hate to be stereotypical. Tell me the fans in Fla arent just good looking women and men that look like women.

bill johnson

January 3rd, 2011
4:43 pm

We need a complete new coaching staff.

Damn Good Dawg

January 3rd, 2011
4:43 pm

Check out Verron Haynes’ twitter feed, looks like he might be added to JT’s S&C staff. Any word on this Bill?

Fletcher

January 3rd, 2011
4:47 pm

I’ve backed Mark Richt for 8 years, was not in his corner last year, and certainly not this year. There will be no changes in UGA football as long as he is there due to the fact he has no clue. Shows no emotion, trickles down to players, and to kick a 3 pointer after driving 96 yards? That in itself took all the fire our team might could have mustered. No control on field nor off. Fans will have to just suffer until he is gone.

wildbill

January 3rd, 2011
4:48 pm

CMR might be able to change his hairstyle, color of Ford truck he advertises, and maybe even the color of his tan. Other than that, he can’t and won’t make any changes if it is up to him.

DawginLex

January 3rd, 2011
4:49 pm

Can anyone post the names and positions of the players that redshirted this year?

I know of a few like Mike Thornton on the DL but don’t know all of them.

anyone?

bueller?

Alabama | MrSEC.com

January 3rd, 2011
4:52 pm

[...] Gator basketball team hosts Rhode Island tonight.4.  Some once-loyal supporters of Mark Richt now have their doubts about his ability to change the culture in Athens.5.  How angry are folks in Georgia?  Read this.6.  This writer believes Georgia Tech [...]

tell me again

January 3rd, 2011
5:45 pm

I have great respect for CMR as a man and as a coach – if he has a flaw it is that he is willing to give the coaches under him too many chances to succeed and he tries to give too many players who are not SEC level talent a chance to get on the field – the line play under Searles has gotten worse and this year with a veteran line there was no excuse for the unbelieveably poor play of our O line. They looked clueless against UCF. I am afraid the coaches do not fear CMR – they feel as entitled as the players to their jobs. I think it is they and not Richt who have failed our program – they have failed to repect Richt and his position. They have taken him and his generosity for granted and in the end they have not performed up to the standards their jobs require. Richt has been the most honest and decent face to ever grace a football program – that he should be in this position is sad. But the facts are that Coach Richt has some professional weaknesses he needs to fix and if he cannot rise above his present approach he will be removed. He came from a program where being on the staff forever was a given…in the end we saw FSU decline because of the same problem – Bowden simply would not fire coaches that had become outdated and complacent. Richt needs to realize that he is the HEAD coach and that being in his position he is in charge of THE PROGRAM and that he is not responsible for guarenteeing peoples employment or paychecks. I HOPE he can turn it all around…….but if he can’t there are plenty of great young coaches out there that would love a chance to run the Georgia program. I am not a Urban Meyer fan but in the end he knew his time was up and he admitted that he could no longer work at the level required to maintain a championship program. Go Dawgs.

tennessee tom

January 3rd, 2011
5:49 pm

Hike!!! is correct,when the fans quit showing up,Fulmer was fired

Sammy Dawg

January 3rd, 2011
5:56 pm

Does anyone know how the Dowtin arrest gets counted on the Fulmer Cup? Does it get thrown on last year’s total? Was he even arrested? If the victim was satisfied with the outcome, what was the outcome, money? From who? How much? I hate to do the AJC’s job for them but you may want to clarify what you are reporting before you just throw it out there with no idea how severe or minor the incident was? At lease he hit a guy. tech players like to hit girls!

PT

January 3rd, 2011
5:58 pm

Expect a similar season in 2011. I do not think Richt can change the culture of Georgia football he personally created.

Sandyspringsjacket

January 3rd, 2011
5:58 pm

So is Dowtin #12 on the 2010 Fulmer cup list or is he first in 2011. Even though his arrest occurred in 2010, CMR was not aware of it until this week. I vote this as a 2011 offense, THUGA is again #1 in something, Fulmer Cup.
So did CMR just find out, really, out of control?

oobuckshot

January 3rd, 2011
6:06 pm

Richt has to go and Bobo with him……I bleed red and black and I’m hemoraging right now!!….Mark is a great man and a good Christian……maybe he needs to move to a good Christian school where 7-5,8-4, etc. is acceptable…..or maybe Duke or Vanderbilt, etc……He just does not have the “crush em” attitude to coach in the SEC……he’s too damn nice….

oobuckshot

January 3rd, 2011
6:15 pm

Please, Please, Please Mr. McGarity…………try to get Kirby Smart before another SEC school gets him……….Now that fla. got Muschamp, Kirbys the best that’s out there………Please Mr. McGarity!!!!!……..CMR needs to move to Lake Hartwell full time…….he has a beautiful RETIREMENT HOME!!!………..

jtmdawg

January 3rd, 2011
6:16 pm

Why does CMR deserve another year? Just puts UGA another year behind USC, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Mississippi State, Arkansas and Ole Miss. Face it, Georgia is now in the same league with Kentucky and Vanderbilt. At least they can play basketball! What a shame.

jack bull

January 3rd, 2011
6:32 pm

as far as Dowtin being number 12, we still don’t have as many arrests as Cam Newton did on his own at Florida. funny how folks seem to think this only happens at UGA..

and as far as changes,he obviously see’s the changes that need to be made. and i’m not sure one person on here can say they know more than the people that are in place right now.. gotta question for ya, how many wins next year would it take to make you happy?

Bobo's gotta gogo!

January 3rd, 2011
6:43 pm

Folks, the only way that the BullDawg Nation can force UGA to make changes is by withholding our financial support. As for me, I will not spend another penny in Athens as long as Bobo is OC.

character issues

January 3rd, 2011
7:13 pm

Marcus Dowtin has been real quiet huh?????? ist time for CMR to recruit some good Jimmy’s and Joe’s or just tell CMR and company goodbye.

Applegator

January 3rd, 2011
7:18 pm

The first game of the 2011 season should be very interesting — Boise State visiting UGA at the Georgia Dome, and eager to prove they should have gone bowling vs an SEC or Big Ten opponent this year.

ca dawg

January 3rd, 2011
7:19 pm

you really stirred up the hornet’s nest didn’t you bill? a lot of hits and comments… guess that’s what you’re supposed to do…

let’s just wait and see what happens. even if richt gets canned, i think we can almost all agree that he left things better than the way he found them. how many of the rest of us can say that?

dawginduluth

January 3rd, 2011
7:21 pm

Been telling you all this guy isn’t as good as advertised since the end of his third year. His clock management in those days was horrendous. Some of his play calling was sohpomoric. His sideline seems perpetually disorganized. Donnan’s legacy recruits and upper classmen made Richt look good in the early days. Can he make the changes necessary to return the program to national prominence? No way. He isn’t smart enough to know what to do. Therein lies the basic problem with Richt – he is not very bright. Hell, after ten years he is still experimenting with training and off-season drills. He is still learning on the job. We bought a pig in the poke, folks. So, let’s cut our losses and move on. I am calling PETA….the Dawgs have been subjected to cruel and unusual punishment for too long.

Poleesemenses

January 3rd, 2011
7:29 pm

Let the entire coaching staff, and players, know that each and every postion can be changed.

Poleesemenses

January 3rd, 2011
7:29 pm

Another AA player arrested? Crime and voilence is in their blood.

Poleesemenses

January 3rd, 2011
7:31 pm

Maybe try recruiting non-stupid non-criminals again. It worked for 100 years in college football.

Poleesemenses

January 3rd, 2011
7:37 pm

Or, upgrade the qualifications, and standards, for young men getting into a D-1 football program. No matter what Jesse and Al say.

Snoop Dawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:08 pm

OFF WITH HIS HEAD! GIG’S UP FOR DA PREACHA MAN!

Snoop Dawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:12 pm

DEATH WATCH HAS BEGUN…

COACH

January 3rd, 2011
8:19 pm

The line doesnt block on a naked bootleg. Amazes me that you write articles and have no idea what you are talking about.

ugakev

January 3rd, 2011
8:47 pm

Phil's

January 3rd, 2011
8:57 pm

It is amazing to me the similarities between Richt’s decline and Fulmer’s at UT. Both won early, both recruited well. Also, after their first few years, they both had horrible records against good teams. And unfortunately, both were too nice to their players and the lack of discipline showed up in arrest after arrest. I’ve always felt Richt coached too many games with the “play not to lose” philosophy that Fulmer always used against FL as well. Tenn led the SEC in players in NFL for long time yet rarely beat FL. Now GA puts ton of players in NFL without the corresponding success on the field. And for the off the field problems, while it is true kids get in trouble at all schools. However, it has been the trend at GA to have more than everyone else for a while now. In summary, not sure how a change isn’t warranted.

AceDawg

January 3rd, 2011
9:31 pm

If UGA fans as a whole continue to be happy giving Richt another shot while the program turns into an SEC doormat, so be it. I thought Bobo and Martinez were useless for years. The jury is out on Grantham who may have been put in too difficult of a position to really judge his defense (a defense that I still find better than 2009’s). Richt is a choir boy – unwilling to admit that football is entertainment, not church, and that UGA has far too many resources to SUCK.

wncdawgfan

January 3rd, 2011
9:33 pm

My dad was a ‘43 grad. I grew up knowing nothing but red and black and my children and their spouses are the same. I am loyal contributor to a fault – didn’t even get to attend UGA. But, I have had enough. I will not give up on the program or the men. However, I have no confidence in the staff. Mark is a tremendous man, but unfortunately not man enough. Make the move for a new coaching staff NOW before there are no choices remaining. The challenge of course is to find coaches that want to come to Athens and take over this mess. Who would have ever thought that would ever be a question….

This is too much

January 3rd, 2011
9:35 pm

Marcus Dowtin is the 12th UGA player to face criminal charges during 2010.

The State of Georgia should give the UGA football program the death sentence, dismiss every thug player, and fire every football coach. And run these goons out of town on a rail after tarring and feathering their stinking asses.

This has gone beyond disgraceful. And the total joke of a head coach, Saint Freaking Mark Richt, couldn’t care less as long as they keep depositing his paychecks every month.

11 ARRESTS 6 wins 7 LOSSES

January 3rd, 2011
10:22 pm

Due to the release of the Marcus Dowtin story, I will now be known as

12 CRIMINAL CHARGES 6 wins 7 LOSSES

Incredible

January 3rd, 2011
10:27 pm

GA recruits will no longer go by “4 Star” or “5 Star”, but will now go by “4 Stripe” and “5 Stripe”. All depending on the Correctional Center uniform of the incarcerated.

GA is a joke

January 3rd, 2011
10:34 pm

12 criminal charges in 12 months. Hmmm…I thought it was 1/Month, but then it is 49 in 3 years, which blew that average.

muttsuck

January 3rd, 2011
10:38 pm

DawginLex

January 3rd, 2011
4:49 pm
Can anyone post the names and positions of the players that redshirted this year?

Yeah, Zach Mettenberger and Montez Robinson.

muttsuck

January 3rd, 2011
10:40 pm

Dawginlex

Oh, and Damon Evans redpantied this year, too.

In all fairness

January 3rd, 2011
10:49 pm

The one things I can say positive about GA footbal——naaaah, nevermind.

THUGA U

January 3rd, 2011
10:55 pm

UGA’S KIDS ARE WORKING ON DA CHAIN, CHAIN GANG… BUMP BUM BUM…. DATS THE SOUND OF THE UGA KIDS ON DA CHAIN, CHAIN GANG!

David Granger

January 3rd, 2011
11:18 pm

Coach Richt has let the team lose all discipline, both on and off the field. And once a coach loses that, he can never get it back. Coach Richt has helped Georgia during his tenure here, but the time has come when he needs to move on.

DWGfan

January 4th, 2011
12:05 am

Makes me sick watching all these bowl games and the good teams with real players. Did anybody notice how many time AJ Green says “me” in his interview after the game? That’s your problem right there. Go AJ, yeah you’re a good player, but you’re just another pre-madona that this program doesn’t need. This team makes me physically ill. MR get out of Athens, you’re done. I’m NOT looking forward to next year, that’s the first time I’ve ever felt this way. Empty the stadium, this team deserves nothing.

Freddie G

January 4th, 2011
12:26 am

Hell No.
I am for giving him one more year, but he will not turn it around with the staff in place. Will Muschamp gets it but Richt still has not gotten it after 10 years. Muschamp has gone out and surrounded himself with what may be the best coaching staff in college Football, but Richt handed his offense over to Bobo who had no previous experience as Coordinator, and his defense to Martinez who also had no experience as Coordinator. What Rich should have done was to get experience coordinators and allow Bobo and Martinez to grow more in their jobs as QB COACH AND db’S Coach. Vince Dooley has gotten off easily in all that is happening, but Dooley offered the Job to Richt on condition that Richt be the OC. To ask a new Coach without previous headcoach experience to serve as headcoach and Coordinator was asking too much; Urban Meyer, Nick Saban, Les Miles, Tubberville, Fulmer, Chizick all had Coordinators and functioned as Head Coaches. Richt was hired on the condition that he was the head coach, and when he thought it was too much he handed it off in the most inexpensive way, which was to Bobo. instead of getting an experienced OC. I am not sure Todd Grantham will improve the Defense but I feel more confident of him doing so than in Bobo improving the offense.

Nope, Nope and Nope

January 4th, 2011
12:27 am

Mark Richt is not capable of making the necessary changes. If he were able to do so, he’d resign.
That is the move that is needed.

captguitarman

January 4th, 2011
12:30 am

CMR is a fine man, and he has had a fair degree of success (nothing spectacular, but some solid years) during his tenure at Georgia. But, it is now more than obvious that Georgia’s “Mike Shula” moment has arrived. Georgia must decide it is mad as hell and they are not going to take it any more, and make a conscious and deliberate business decision and create a business plan to rejoin the SEC elite (yes, big time college football is business – a very big business – but that is a whole other essay). Alabama did exactly that when they ponied up the big time bucks to hire Saban and his chosen staff, and the results are obvious. Or a deliberate choice can be made to continue to occupy the mid to lower levels with Tennessee, Vandy, Ole Miss, etc. And that is fine too, but the choice needs to be clarly made. With programs like Alabama, Auburn, Florida, and LSU at the top, and programs like Arkansas and Mississippi state working hard to get there, Georgia can no longer pretend it is an elite SEC team and hope for the best. The recent bowl loss was a total humiliation, a complete disgrace, and there will be more to come – can you say Boise State? – and in the opening game next year. That ass-whipping will set the tone for the entire year. The time for a hard decision with money behind it, and a solid plan to set goals and to rebuild with the right staff, and re-enter the ranks of the SEC elite is required now. Or decide not to do that because of money, inconvenience, hoping things will get better, etc. and be what you are and be content with it. There are other great SEC teams that Dawg fans can pull for. Roll Dawg Tide, and War Dawg – you get the drift. Final observations. Any Alabama-type choice is iffy because Adams will have to buy in, and he tends to be a contrarian and loves to go against the obvious in things like this. The new recruiting class looks good, but a new coach and staff are still required. Someone needs to re-set the tone and put some fear and respect into these undisciplined kids. Like Spurrier said – Georgia gets all these great kids, but I don’t know what happens to them after they get there. A coach who leads with passion and fire and shows anger and demands discipline is not the same as having a coach who “blows his cool.” as many Dawg fans seem to think. Time to decide. The Mike Shula moment is here, and the time for one more year, one more chance, is gone.

Rabid Dawg

January 4th, 2011
2:24 am

This team started falling apart years ago when Van Gorder left. Ever since that time…this team has gotten worse and worse. Oh sure….Van Gorder left in 04 but we still had players that he recruited.

I say fire Richt….and offer VG the head coaching job. Going from a DC in the NFL is most likely a down grade. VG would probably get a nfl head coaching job within a few years if the Falcons continue to roll.

Just not happy with Richt. The team lacks the desire to win.

Buckskin

January 4th, 2011
5:44 am

No he doesn’t have a snowballs chance in ~~~~ of fixing the program. Mark is nice guy but Bulldog Nation wants a coach that is a winner. He doesn’t have what it takes to turn the program around. End the suffering – get rid of Mark early this year.

Hosea Williams

January 4th, 2011
7:22 am

Hell No !

Another arrest just came to light ( #12 ) and CMR was CLUELESS !!

The sooner he is gone the better off Georgia will be .

Dan

January 4th, 2011
7:47 am

Dawg fans are idiots.

DILMUS REED

January 4th, 2011
7:48 am

i have something to say i dont remember the players name but he is from ga #48 he killed georgia and on that note he is from canton ga ???? how did he get away??? also a personal homeboy of mine from rome ga #6 brian watters he destroyed ga and on that note he is from my home town of rome ga!! how did he get away??? enough said Mark Ricth go to rome cartersville canton rockmart cedartown ga you will find so much good good talent under your nose stop going to texas! ronnie brown from cartersville ga went to auburn duh!!!

THIRTY FOUR POINTS to your thirty one points

January 4th, 2011
7:54 am

mornin mutties

how’d that bowl game go?

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((34-31)))))))))))))))))))))))))
8 out of 10
18 out of 21
3 straight

Jeffro Bodeen

January 4th, 2011
8:07 am

Mark Richt makes me sick
Ford keys in one hand,
in the other his D***!
Wait a minute….that’s Coach Bobo in the other hand….sorry, honest mistake! :)

Gdawg

January 4th, 2011
8:09 am

Mr. McGarity, please fire CMR now while there are some great replacements available e.g. Smart, TCU’s head guy, and Utah’s head guy. Richt is not capable of running this team. He lacks vision and creativity. Most importantly, he cannot develop his subordinate coaches nor can he develop his players. I am telling you that you must stop the bleeding now, as there is no since in waiting for another year to justify this change. Richt has lost controlled and he just cannot compete with the great coaching minds that are in the SEC. I would rate Richt # 11 out of 12 SEC coaches in terms of credibility or ability to get the job done. Mr. McGarity, it is time for you to show that you are the real deal. Do your job please sir!

Why

January 4th, 2011
8:36 am

Why hasn’t Mark Richt dismissed Marcus Dowtin and sent him packing? He’s one more of Richt’s felons who was arrested, then tried to cover up the story. Well, sorry about that, Mr. Dowtin, but you got caught.

Who knows how many more ticking time bombs like Dowtin are in Athens.

georgiadawgg

January 4th, 2011
8:37 am

yeah, there is a reason the way wound up the way we did. you mark richt. i hope they fire you.

Scorekeeper

January 4th, 2011
8:41 am

I believe that Marcus Dowtin’s arrest makes UGA’s total for 2010 at 13.

The Fulmer Cup win looks more impressive every day.

Yes, there’s a reason why UGA is called The Cesspool of the South.

Mark Richt won with Donnan players and BVG

January 4th, 2011
8:48 am

CMR should put a clock on the practice fields,locker rooms,team meeting rooms and weight room to read 10 to 6. It will remind the players and inept coaches of this past Fridays debacle bowl loss. Heck maybe even a clock at the swimming pool and bowling alleys too.

Vince Doooley

January 4th, 2011
8:58 am

Why didn’t CMR dismiss Marcus Dowtin the minute he learned of his arrest for felony assault?

Richard Dawson

January 4th, 2011
9:02 am

No.

FIRE MARK RICHT.

crossdawg

January 4th, 2011
9:18 am

CMR doesn’t appear to have the right body parts to take charge of OUR team, he doesn’t have them to fire booboo, and he doesn’t have them to resign. He’d rathe stick around and take our $$$.

Big Mike 42

January 4th, 2011
9:21 am

It is time for Mark to go. He looks the part of an SEC coach, but simply cannot surround himself with the correct type of personnel to sustain victory for UGA. The players have no respect for Mark and he is not able to control their behaviors.

Royal D

January 4th, 2011
9:37 am

At this point, I see no reason to to be optimistic for the Dawgs 2011 season. Richt will not make the kinds of changes necessary for sucess. He resisted multiple seasons before pulling the trigger on Willie Martinez and is doing the same thing now with the Bobo offense. Richt no longer seems to have the passion and drive he once held. Most of the players appear totally dis-interested while on the field and off the field is not any better. 12 arrests made for the 2010 season. Even worse, players seem to hold little respect for the Mark Richt program. If they did, we would not continually hear about players being arrested or failing to appear in court, etc etc etc…. The only bright spot possibly lies with the Defense IF Grantham can land some solid Junior College recruits. So far, even that is uncertain so I dont see anything to be looking forward to in 2011. I think the 2010 season should have been the make or break season for Mark Richt. Now, we have to wait another year.

jwr

January 4th, 2011
9:55 am

Of course minor coaching moves and a few 5-star recruits aren’t going to “right this ship”, but quite frankly, we’re satisfied with beating tech, and that is something that Richt has done consistently. Ask any UGA booster if he would rather have an SEC championship but lose to Tech or go 5-7 with a win over Tech, he will choose the loosing season w/ in-state bragging rights EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Richt knows exactly what he’s doing. His job security hinges on beating Tech, nothing more, and he isn’t going to alter his winning recipe now.

Steve

January 4th, 2011
10:02 am

If CMR is serious about “turning the program around…” I will believe it if I see him make 2 simple changes…

1. BoBo goes back to QB coach.

2. CMR calls the offense again. He was the difference in his early years. Meanwhile let him recruit a top of the line offensive coordinator.

jwr

January 4th, 2011
10:34 am

A top of the line OC isn’t going to come to Georgia with Richt at the helm.

Nobody likes to admit it, but statistically Bobo isn’t doing any worse than Richt at playcalling. We forget, but Richt made some apparently boneheaded calls that cost momentum and games as well, and it was Richt-called offenses that could never quite seal the deal every year until Bobo took over playcalling.

I’d rather see UGA focus on the offensive and defensive lines, both in recruiting and coaching, until we’ve established that we will consistently control both sides of the line of scrimmage.

Seminole Uprising

January 4th, 2011
10:35 am

That dust in your lungs that is choking you is coming from the Tribe of Seminoles that just scalped the SEC East and thundered by on Appaloosas. After 1 year, i can safely say UGA can keep Richt, Jimbo’s just fine with me. In one season, Jimbo beat the Gators by 24, the Canes by 28 and smacked a Spurrier led USC team in the mouth (literally) right here in the SEC’s capital city. I’ll not even mention the wealth of talent coming back and coming in with recruiting. Bye-bye, UGA, I hope you enjoyed those 6 weeks in 2008 when you were on top. It’ll be a while till that happens again.

I LOVE IT!!!

Gerald Rushing

January 4th, 2011
10:36 am

Coach Richt shows no emotion are concerns on the field win or loss, take control of the team they are getting a free $100,000 education with the chance for a multi million pay check and they don’t want to show for court or practice and stay out of trouble get rid of them, why isn’t there some discipline on and off the field and some emotion

Mad and tried

January 4th, 2011
10:45 am

Pay me the $5,000,000 that CMR gets and I will so you discipline and players that want to play and stay out of trouble with the law

Sick of Richt

January 4th, 2011
10:47 am

The biggest change that CMR needs to make is to stop recruiting the low-class illiterates and thugs who he seems to think will win for him and keep his oversized paychecks coming in. People like Marcus Dowtin, A.J. Green, Washaun Ealey, Caleb King, and others too numerous to mention are not team players, they’re thug wannabes who are much closer to a gang than a team.

It’s sickening to see felons and goons like these representing the state’s flagship university.

big root

January 4th, 2011
10:50 am

coach a change is needed not just rearranging your staff in house go out and bring in some new blood.Why do you think the best players in GEORGIA are choosing to go elsewhere,they understand that your staff is not up to par with other coaching staffs.you got to be ready for everything trick plays,fake punts,GET FASTER AND MORE PHYSICAL OR BOISE STATE WILL SCORE 50 ON UGA REMEMBER GO HARD ON EVERY PLAY AT PRACTICE.IF A PLAYER WON’T GO HARD AT PRACTICE YOU DON’T NEED HIM ON YOUR TEAM.THEY’RE NOT BABIES

LawDawg

January 4th, 2011
11:00 am

Richt cannot, cannot, CANNOT keep Stacy Searles on. Not hiring a new strength and conditioning coach, but just shuffling the pieces already in the program is back enough. But our O-Line is PATHETIC and is definitely the main weakness of the offense over the last 2+ years (Joe cox notwithstanding). Murray played like a Freshman because he was running scared all night. You could probably pick 5 guys off Broad Street and end up with a better O-Line than this group of nothing. And Bolling is still hyped as an All-SEC, first round pick? Amazing.

LawDawg

January 4th, 2011
11:01 am

Sick of Richt: What has AJ Green that is thuggish or gang-like? Selling a shirt?

big root

January 4th, 2011
11:08 am

COACH RICHT your best teams was with coach donnans recruits. Was VanGorder the real COACH

KB

January 4th, 2011
11:29 am

Face it Dawg fans we have been chucked under the bus.

For whatever insane reason we have to endure one more season of CMR and his band of buffoons and criminals representing the University of Georgia. While we watch recent opponents like Boise State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Colorado progress and move forward we get to watch our team continue to slid into complete chaos and irrelevance.

Does anybody else realize UGA has been replaced by S Carolina, Arkansas and Mississippi State in the SEC pecking order? We are officially at the bottom of the SEC. Most likely Tennessee will pass us by in 2011 leaving UGA to slug it out with Vandy, Ole Miss and UK for worst in the SEC.
Somebody please give me one valid reason why the University and its fan base have to be subjected to this?

CMR has been paid 15-20 million dollars over the last ten years, he is not “entitled” to anything. The University of Georgia has made CMR a very rich man. If anybody is entitled to something it is the fanbase and loyal UGA supporters. We are entitled to hear CMR’s explanation of why the program is in disarray, not some meaningless and disrespectful comment like “it is what it is.” We, the fan base, are entitled to an explanation of how CMR is going to turn the program around. The fact that CMR thinks no more of the UGA fanbase than what he has demonstrated is proof enough that UGA needs a new head coach.

Staying the course is going to be an economic disaster for UGA. With UGA being a low-level team there will be less TV money generated by UGA (I know it goes to SEC and is divided but bottom line less TV money). Donations for season tickets are going to drop as are overall ticket sells. Most likely UGA will not generate a bowl appearance and pay-out next season. Merchandise royalties are going to drop drastically.

Again why is CMR entitled to continue making millions while costing the University millions and alienating the fan base?

RiffRaff

January 4th, 2011
11:35 am

Richt needs to step down. Can we get Jim Harbough from Stanford? They looked great against Virginia Tech.

big root

January 4th, 2011
11:42 am

UGA defenses talent is built for a 4-3 Washington & Morant & Smith & Lott are DE’s & DT’s not LB’s & NG’s. Offense give LeMay & Marshall & Mason a shot at the starting QB job, go to 3wr set and put pressure on defenses. King,Brown,Wooten,Conley,Charles,Malcome,Ealey keep them on the field and maybe you will find a PLAYMAKER

DavidW08

January 4th, 2011
11:58 am

Mark Richt is UGA’s best option at HC to win a national championship. What are all of you people thinking? As we speak CMR is putting together one of his best recruiting classes yet. Immediate playmakers dubbed the in-state dream team have came together and bought in to Georgia football and CMR. If you people think he can’t turn it around because of a 6/7 record, think back to 1979. We were 6/7 and went on to win it all next year under the very same circumstances. Geeze… We will be lucky if he even wants to coach for us after this episode