Dogs fans able to ‘Dream’ again

Welcome to the Bulldog Nation, Isaiah! (Associated Press)

Welcome to the Bulldog Nation, Isaiah! (Associated Press)

Will Isaiah Crowell start as a freshman and do for the Georgia Bulldogs what Marcus Lattimore did for South Carolina last year?

Or could he wind up as one of those highly touted recruits who never live up to their potential like Jasper Sanks, an earlier five-star running back UGA signed out of Columbus’ Carver High School?

There’s a third scenario, of course. Crowell could wind up as another in a long line of great running backs on mediocre teams. After all, as great as Crowell looks, he still has to run behind mostly the same underperforming offensive line that Washaun Ealey and Caleb King have played with the past couple of seasons. Who knows, maybe the new OL coach or the beefed up conditioning program will make a difference this year.

We have no way of knowing which way Crowell’s career at Georgia  will go, but for today it’s time for big smiles across the Bulldog Nation.

And not just because of the signing of Crowell, of course. He’s part of a recruiting class that Mark Richt says could be his best, with another couple of five-star signees in Ray Drew and Jay Rome and a lot of other exciting talent.

The Dream Team isn’t yet complete, though. Georgia still badly needs big John Jenkins to anchor its defensive line. We won’t find out about that until Saturday.

But let’s be like Scarlett and worry about that tomorrow.

Today, we celebrate!

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162 comments Add your comment

woebegong

February 3rd, 2011
9:34 am

Roll Tide,

I can understand a lot more than you will ever know. I would pit my resume, college education and simply common sense against yours any day. Our coaching staff will make good on their promises and you can believe what you want. The simple fact that you feel you must come onto a blog concerning UGA, tells me all I need to know about you.
I try to be civil when I comment on a blog, but sometimes, folks like you, just make that a stretch. Since I am retired, I have time for these blogs, but I am wondering about your status.

Cyrus' Mother

February 3rd, 2011
9:36 am

Mr. Louder, I can’t hear you, I ain’t signing
no intent for Cyrus til you get that wire transfer
to me.

What does a highly ranked class get you?

February 3rd, 2011
9:50 am

UGA recruiting rankings on Rivals
2005 10
2006 4
2007 9 – SRs in 2010
2008 7 – JRs in 2010
2009 6
2010 15
2011 5

saban

February 3rd, 2011
9:59 am

Oh well another recruiting class filled with hope and promise.

Upcoming beatdowns by Boise State 50-8. South Carolina 27-8, and who knows maybe Coastal Carolina.

UGA VII visited recently and wanted to be our new mascot. Sorry UGA you have more life than Georgia and you are a good dog but the trailor park in Athens is your destiny.

RollTide78

February 3rd, 2011
10:15 am

No, AltamahaDawg, it’s trouble understanding poor Georgia grammar. You have an apostrophe missing above, but it’s up to you to figure out where.

Mobile Dawg

February 3rd, 2011
10:18 am

Part of the problem with the offense, “last year”, was inability to execute but I have seen far to many times Bobo strayed away from what was working successfully, everyone would agree I think.

I also think that a specific type game plan, geared toward the opponent we’re playing isn’t utilized. Richt and Bobo were “cerebrally” defeated in 2008 by both Saban and Meyer IMO. We got away very early against Bama with what was working, and didn’t try to stand with them physically. Against UF, Meyer let us “beat ourselves” early while he played a conservative game until some sort of rhythm was established. We played ourselves right out of both of those games “very early”. The offensive game plan was to blame. I think a smart, disciplined, OC would benefit us greatly. I’m all for bring RF on board if it’s doable.

Martin

February 3rd, 2011
10:21 am

The Florida fans on here are hilarious.

What has all these years of top recruiting got for UGA?

How about 96 wins in 10 years, 6 top 10 finishes, 2 more top 25 finishes.

Florida Gator

February 3rd, 2011
10:23 am

Yeah, we’re hilarious . . . Three national championships since 1996.

Gator Man

February 3rd, 2011
10:29 am

Martin

And dont forget 18 out of 21 beat downs from Florida.
UGA, 96 wins in 10 years, how many of those win came against top 3 teams?
I love it when Dogs dream this time of year and reality hits by October”"”

LantaGator

February 3rd, 2011
10:52 am

You know, Gators coming on this blog is sort of like teasing your little brother– It isn’t right, but it’s so much fun that you just can’t help yourself.

Good luck, Dawgs fans. You had a great recruiting class. Let’s see what CMR can do with it.

woebegong

February 3rd, 2011
10:09 pm

I can understand all of you lizard fans coming on to a UGA blog to spew your garbage at the DAWGS. You just do not want us to make the same mistake Urban made with his number one recruiting class like he did last year. Thank you for your concern. Now go to bed, like nice little boys and do not forget to wash behind your ears. Mommy will let you use the computer again tomorrow.

zbulldawg

February 4th, 2011
7:41 am

Let’s go with it!!!!! Running is a mind set.LET”S Get Back To DAWG BALL.RUN RUN RUN.The pass will be there always be,When we do start knocking DOWN and rushing for 200+ yds a game.There is no telling what kind of sats Murray will have.Special teams should be off the CHART! AND DEFENSE You go TODD !!!!!!! TURN THE JUNKYARD DOGS LOOSE HUNKER DOWN HAIRY DAWG HUNKER DOWN FOR A FIGHT.