Bulldog quotables: On fourth-quarter struggles, suspensions and more

Mark Richt still thinks Washaun Ealey can be great. (Associated Press)

Mark Richt still thinks Washaun Ealey can be great. (Associated Press)

It was an interesting week for the Bulldog Nation, with a big win for the basketball Dogs, some personnel moves in football and the first fresh comments we’ve had in a while from Mark Richt and his team as they get ready to start spring practice on Thursday.

Here are a few Bulldog quotes from the week that stuck with me, some of which might prompt further discussion …

“We didn’t do mat drills this year because the workouts kind of eliminated that. Every day is a mat drill. Every day you’re working hard. Doing these workouts, we’ll definitely be a stronger fourth quarter team. If you look at last year, we really couldn’t finish in the fourth quarter. I feel like these workouts will eliminate that fourth-quarter struggle.”

— Tavarres King discussing Georgia’s new workout regimen, which made the old mat drills obsolete, and confirming what we’d all concluded last season: The Dogs were not in good shape and faded in the fourth quarter.

“My leg got amputated last weekend, so I’ve only got one leg. I’ve got to steal one to play the season with.”

— Aaron Murray tweaking campus newspaper The Red and Black, which misreported he had broken his ankle in two places after he sprained it playing in a pickup game of soccer.

“Most days I thank him for that.”

— Mark Fox on LSU coach Trent Johnson, who introduced Fox to his future wife.

“We want him to be great and he can be if he really takes the right attitude towards it. … We just wanted to grab his attention in all areas, though. I told him and I’ll tell all our guys this: Especially our tailback position is a position of honor, a position of tradition. It’s a position you need to respect, and you need to be the very best you can possibly be.”

Mark Richt on Washaun Ealey’s suspension and subsequent reinstatement to the team.

“Just watching the way he runs, he closes on people, the way he can blitz, I think he can be a unique player at that position.”

— Todd Grantham on Alec Ogletree and his move from safety to inside linebacker.

“This has been a great experience here. I had fun the whole time I was here.”

— Jeremy Price of the basketball Dogs on Senior Night.

“We faced a below-average pitcher that we couldn’t put things together against. That’s just the game. That’s guys getting out of their element and not taking care of their situation and putting pressure on guys behind them. It’s the game that we have to play better and the game that we have to execute better.”

— Baseball coach David Perno after his struggling Diamond Dogs suffered a shutout loss to Furman.

“I was lying on the ground saying, ‘I don’t want to talk to Coach Bobo right now.’”

— Aaron Murray on how he felt immediately after injuring that ankle.

“I want these guys to live their lives and enjoy it. It seems like no matter what you do, somebody can still stumble down the steps and get hurt. So I’ve never really done that.”

— Mark Richt on why he doesn’t forbid members of his team from playing other sports.

“We’ve got to get him healthy. The poor kid has been hurt the entire year.”

— Mark Fox on Trey Thompkins, whose latest ailment threatening his playing time is an ingrown toenail.

“This year, it’s kind of like do-or-die.”

— Brandon Boykin, offering a concise summation of the football Dogs’ mind-set about the 2011 season.

Feel free to sound off on any of that or whatever else about UGA sports is on your mind this weekend.

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213 comments Add your comment

Toole

March 5th, 2011
11:24 am

Dillan

March 5th, 2011
11:26 am

the stats show the 1st quarter ris more important than the 4th quarter.

Dillan

March 5th, 2011
11:27 am

Georgia lost all games where the other team scored first.

Dillan

March 5th, 2011
11:28 am

Ealey’s already great. Matching Herschel Walker in ypc and td per carry ratio.

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
11:30 am

A repeat of this morning’s Instant Classic in case you missed it…..

Memories…….like the colors of my mind……misty water colored memories……..of the way “dawgs” were……..

This one’s for you, Woe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jtav2LU-tYI

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
11:31 am

Any skinny on Howard’s (before I was Trey) toe this morning?

Dillan

March 5th, 2011
11:34 am

Bobo only scored 18 points a game against winning teams, Grantham gave up 28 points a game against winning teams.

DAWGS forever

March 5th, 2011
11:35 am

Put the qoutes with the person before hand and they are hilarious…. example…

Baseball coach David Perno after his struggling Diamond Dogs suffered a shutout loss to Furman.

“I was lying on the ground saying, ‘I don’t want to talk to Coach Bobo right now.’”

DAWGS forever

March 5th, 2011
11:36 am

— Todd Grantham on Alec Ogletree and his move from safety to inside linebacker.

“This has been a great experience here. I had fun the whole time I was here.”

Is Coach thinking this move will get him a move……

D A DoubleU G

March 5th, 2011
11:38 am

Any update on Terelle (before i got tatted up) Pryor’s playing statue for the first HALF of the season??

Dillan

March 5th, 2011
11:40 am

Bobo averaged 10th in scoring in SEC against winning teams.

Grantham was 6th in SEC in scoring against winning teams.

Dillan

March 5th, 2011
11:44 am

I find the Murray quote about Murray’s injury, fearing Bobo (not Richt), and then Richt saying Murray’s decision was absolutely fine, telling.

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
11:48 am

D A ,

Morning. Sorry, no news. If Ohio State has formally appealed the NCAA I have not seen it. Assuming the 5 games hold, and Ohio State goes to another ( yes, another) BCS game, they will play 13 games, not 10.

Work on your math D A along with your spelling.

Terrelle, I believe, had tatts when he arrived, notably the “T” an “P” on his sculpted triceps. Not sure what he’s added since.

Howard (before I was Trey) seems to have tatted up diring his “dawg” days. Can’t quite make them out on TV but believe the word “blessed” is part of the artistry.

You know I am a legitimate Howard ( before I was Trey) fan. I hope he plays today. Really not interested if he’s not able to go.

Finally, D A , they say flattery is the ultimate compliment. (Put that in your parantheses) and smoke it.

Warmest Saturday Regards,

Buckeye

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
11:54 am

There seems to be concern over Ohio State the the suspensions for the first 5 (pending appeal) games.

Here’s something that will warm your hears. As Sean says, “Let not your hearts be troubled”.

Young freshman Braxton Miller is enrolled, will participate in Spring Drills and will compete for playing time. Dual threat, sub 4.5, better arm/mechanics than Pryor.

D A, thought you’d like to see a few highlights…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AqfRQFL-0o&feature=fvst

duck

March 5th, 2011
11:56 am

Ducks will be great this season.

duck

March 5th, 2011
11:57 am

Buckeye-

Update on your situations at:
QB, RB, and WR don’t look good, agree?

duck

March 5th, 2011
11:58 am

O St. will also struggle on D, especially on the line.

jWall

March 5th, 2011
12:14 pm

Dillan, you are the same person who comes on here with a one word common name and bashes murray and talks up ealey. Murray had a good year especially for a freshman. as for ealey every true uga fan wants ealey to be the greatest running back so hopefully he will get his head out of his ass and work for it and hold on to the ball while he is at it. SO PLEASE SPARE US WITH ALL THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS!!!

Dillan

March 5th, 2011
12:18 pm

If Murray would have been in the weight room instead of the soccer field, maybe he’d be in better shape than he was last year and be able to beat a winning team.

Dillan

March 5th, 2011
12:19 pm

ealey was 1 of 3 players in the NCAA to acore mroe than 10 td’s on less than 160 carries.

greatness?

Pulpwud Smiff

March 5th, 2011
12:20 pm

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. And 41% of UGA football players are arrested during their time at UGA.

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 6-7 record despite having a team full of 4- and 5-star recruits.

That’s really something to be proud of!

Dillan

March 5th, 2011
12:20 pm

Real naswer on why he didn’t discpline Murray:

“He’s my fav, had a great high school highlight video, goes to church, reads the bible, only says positive stuff, watches film a lot, so different rules apply to murray ok?”

GeeGee

March 5th, 2011
12:22 pm

The first quarter is much more important than the 4th quarter, win the 1st quarter, and you’ll win practically every game.

asa

March 5th, 2011
12:22 pm

has georgia got anymore committs out of those 2 powerhouse schools east and north hall

Harry the Hat

March 5th, 2011
12:23 pm

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.

jWall

March 5th, 2011
12:25 pm

playing soccer get you in to shape, which he is already in shape. Why would richt discipline murray he wasn’t the one not puting in the effort.

jWall

March 5th, 2011
12:26 pm

jWall

March 5th, 2011
12:29 pm

Harry the Hat, your post makes no since because you named no thugs in your article!

Bawbie

March 5th, 2011
12:36 pm

Fire Dave Perno !

Pago Pago DAWG

March 5th, 2011
12:36 pm

So when are the Diamond Dawgs getting a new coach?

jWall

March 5th, 2011
12:44 pm

how many years has uga’s baseball program been around? During all those years how many times have they been to the world series? in the short time perno has been our coach, how many time have we been to the world series? look it up and then please,please shut up!

AltamahaDawg

March 5th, 2011
12:52 pm

And in other news…..is there any?

RichmondDawg

March 5th, 2011
12:59 pm

Interesting how these ‘thug’ comments keep coming up by the same poster over and over again. Also interesting that he always chooses the same four or five black players to call out. Sounds like the same guy who has has an axe to grind about the racial makeup of the ‘O’ line.

Shawn

March 5th, 2011
1:25 pm

So funny to listen to Dillian come on here and bad mouth a freshman QB who was close to setting all the single season QB records at UGA. The kid is a hard worker, is in QB shape, and loves to study film. He does not have to be in LB shape as much as he needs to be in “football IQ” shape to play his position. I’ll take a smart QB over an in shape QB any day. It just so happens, in Murray, we get both!

Hey Dillian, how many minutes can You run a soccer field. Playing soccer will keep You in cardiovascular shape. Get off your fat arse and try it some time!

Delbert D.

March 5th, 2011
1:33 pm

No badminton. Way too dangerous.

Delta Stewardess

March 5th, 2011
2:11 pm

Delta Stewardess

March 5th, 2011
2:18 pm

AJ Green saying it was an HONEST MISTAKE selling his Jersey when asked about by NFL officials at the combine. I guess AJ doesn’t understand the word HONEST or MISTAKE. Every Kid in the NCAA knows you can’t sell your stuff. The Dawgs that sold their rings on EBay caused this rule. A UGA player didn’t know that was WRONG and not a MISTAKE? HAHAHAHAH right.

Troll Power Ratings

March 5th, 2011
2:35 pm

Wow, Buckeye is going to be extraordinarily tough to unseat from the top of the TPR. However Sybil (simple catch-all moniker for the same troll that posts under different names, and is most likely a TECHIE) sets a standard in the sub-category ” most annoying adolescent” that will be difficult to match. And trolls, thanks for caring.

dawgfan

March 5th, 2011
2:46 pm

Don’t you Techies have anything better to do than come on here with your usual hateful bitter “thug” talk about selling jerseys and suspended drivers licenses? I would recommened using your time more wisely by dreaming up more excuses for your half azzed crock of a football program. Coach Fish Fry needs your help.

Thanks.

Delta Stewardess

March 5th, 2011
2:51 pm

TPR? how about the SHPR? The STUPIDEST HOMER POSTING Ratings needs to be monitored too. I think D A DoubleU G has to be the CHAMP everyday. He ranks on top in the TPR and SHPR everyday.

Hairy Perry

March 5th, 2011
2:54 pm

Is football season here yet?

Hairy Perry

March 5th, 2011
2:56 pm

Bucheye’s probably a Yech.

Down South Dawg

March 5th, 2011
2:59 pm

Dillan, why don’t you try to be appreciated somewhere else. You don’t know a damn thing about the Dawg’s.

wdm

March 5th, 2011
3:01 pm

Dillan is really Mark Bradley in disquise. Since Mark Bradley lost his battle in trying to get Richt fired after the season, he is now sucking hindtit and trying to weasle his way into Richt’s good graces. So to continue to spew his hate and jealously of Coach Richt, he has had to take up some stupid pen name like Dillan.

Hairy Perry

March 5th, 2011
3:02 pm

Dogs please don’t choke to Alabama. COME OOOOONNN!

Delta Stewardess

March 5th, 2011
3:06 pm

Why no Live game Blog on the Bama UGA game?

UGA FRIEND

March 5th, 2011
3:06 pm

Delta Stewardess: You are obviously an impostor. Delta and all other airlines changed the title to Flight Attendant back in the sixties.

Delta Stewardess

March 5th, 2011
3:08 pm

So, I was never offended by the Name or the Height and weight requirements.

Hairy Perry

March 5th, 2011
3:11 pm

Who is Dillan?

Delta Stewardess

March 5th, 2011
3:11 pm

I still don’t understand how and where all the NCAA players get and afford all the tattoos. Don’t you have to be 18 to get one still? If they are 18 they probably are in college and so broke they have to sell their rings and jerseys. How can they afford all that body art?

Hairy Perry

March 5th, 2011
3:13 pm

Delta Stewardess,

Unfortunatley, because not enough people care.

UGA FRIEND

March 5th, 2011
3:16 pm

If I were a UGA player other than a tailback, I would be very unhappy with my head coach. The above quote from CMR in reference to Ealy: “I consider tailback to be a position of honor at UGA” . Any player regardless of where he plays is representing his school and should be considered as playing a position of “honor”. CMR should apologize to every other player who does not play tailback. The OL in particular.

UGA FRIEND

March 5th, 2011
3:19 pm

Does anyone know if Delta Stewardess is male or female?

UGA FRIEND

March 5th, 2011
3:28 pm

Forgot to finish last post:
Delta Stewardess: If you are male and want to retain an old fashioned title, the title was Steward.

Dawg 39

March 5th, 2011
3:39 pm

Again, as is usual, a lot of the comments are bizarre & some are asinine. Not Real Dawg Fans for sure.

Delta Stewardess

March 5th, 2011
3:52 pm

DAWG 39 it has been 72 or so years since you graduated? How old are you? How can you still use a computer? Congratulations at your age.

Love my Dawgs

March 5th, 2011
4:08 pm

Buckeye calling someone out for spelling? My advice for you is to use proper spelling & grammar in the very post you’re criticizing someone else. Otherwise, you really just look like the idiot you are.

Question: why are you so obsessed with Trey’s name? Do you not know how common it is for men who are “the third” to go by Trey? In case you are wondering, another common nickname is Chip. It is really strange how much time you spend on him. Maybe it’s a secret love you have for him?

Do us all a favor, clean up your own school’s problems before sounding like an idiot regarding ours. I’ve read a lot of your comments over the last few months & honestly, you don’t seem to know a great deal about football or basketball. It seems all you really focus on is problems, and oddly, ours not yours. You do give us plenty of material to ridicule you with, so maybe that’s your intention. If so, then thank you for the laughs.

Now, if you care to discuss actual sports, feel free. Just remember, we all have the internet too & can do the same google searches you do. Yes, I have looked after you rarely post actual sports related items. It’s pretty funny that you copy & paste items. You really should give credit to the writers of the information.

Have a great Dawg day! (yes, I know we just lost to Alabama before you spout off about that)

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
5:05 pm

Love my,

I’ve explained many times that I am a Howard( before I was Trey) fan. Not going to explain why again.

Sources? I’ve never ( or never intended anyway) not claimed a source. Some of the heavy duty stat stuff…perhaps I’ve missed one here or there. I credit si, mandel, theonzone.net, etc. Charge not warranted.

Spelling? Most screw up on this board. This is hardly a legal document….jeez.

Google searches….the 9th wonder of the world, wouldn’t you say?

Not know a great deal about football or basketball? Try me.

Focus on your problems not Ohio States? I am proud of our record. I’ve owned up to our shortcomings. Team and individual. Tatts, Clarrett, Schliter, 1-9, “suckeye” and the rest.

Riducule me…my skin is a bit thicker than that.

Lost to Alabama…sorry, man. Hopefully Howard ( before I was Trey) heals in the next few days and he hustles down court on every possession as he did on the last today. I am a fan – just want to see more from he because of the incredible talent.

I know more about Howard ( before I was Trey) than you ever will.

Peace Out.

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
5:07 pm

Love my,

What? You didn’t like the Mat Drill video?

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
5:12 pm

rogeriter

March 5th, 2011
5:13 pm

For those ignoramuses that say Georgia is now a second class school because they have not won a National Championship since 1980, let me show you a few facts.
Since 1980, only 18 teams have won a national championship. Some, like Fla., Nebraska, Florida St., LSU, Alabama, Miami, Oklahoma and Penn State have won several.
So, if only winning only one National Championship in thirty years, makes you a second class school, let me name you some other schools who, like Georgia, have only one once (hence they too are second class). How about losers such as, Ohio State, Southern Cal, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Texas, Auburn, Clemson, BYU, Ga. Tech and Colorado.
Then look at the poor losers that haven’t won any. Are Michigan, Texas A&M, UCLA, Washington, Arkansas, NC State, Iowa, W. Va., Va. Tech, Boston College, Old Miss, Arizona State, Boise State and Oklahoma State, plus hundreds of other schools, losers?
Next to Florida, Georgia has the best record, during the BCS er, of any SEC school. I’ll take a loser like that any day!

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
5:17 pm

Love my,

Last entry for you, promise.

I knew Howard ( before I was Trey). Did you?

http://rivals.yahoo.com/basketballrecruiting/basketball/recruiting/player-Howard-Thompkins-41981

1eyedJack

March 5th, 2011
6:13 pm

Everything in life contains a particle of risk.

— Mark Richt on why he doesn’t forbid members of his team from playing other sports.

wreckmaniac

March 5th, 2011
6:26 pm

These have to the be most insignificant mutterings ever recorded. Is the world this boring ? I would rather hear what UGA ate for dinner.

UGADawg83

March 5th, 2011
7:16 pm

Gee Bill all you have done is recycle some quotes we’ve already read. This is really original.

nobody

March 5th, 2011
7:35 pm

if we did away with Basketball, would we have more scholarships for FB…a win, win situation…?

Love my Dawgs

March 5th, 2011
9:08 pm

Buckeye, first of all, I’m a woman, so “man” is not the appropriate address. Of course you are a buckeye & I know it’s the way your so respectful players address female reporters, so maybe it’s ok for you also. Please reference all interviews done by your friend Pryor.

Second, the reason I called out your spelling was because of your little smarty pants comment to D A. Basically showing you to mind your own spelling before blasting someone else. It’s asinine. I understand it’s not a “legal document…geez”, just wasn’t sure if you knew that.

Third, I didn’t even look at your mat drills video. A lot of your postings are only amusing or interesting to yourself.

You truly add nothing to these blogs. I guess sometimes I wonder what motivates someone like yourself to post incessantly on the UGA blogs. Do you post a lot on the OSU blogs or just ours? What about Tech’s? Georgia State? Georgia Southern? Michael Jackson’s?
Knowing that Michigan is your rival, what about their blogs?

Honestly, it’s simply curiosity on my part. To me, a sane person, I would find no enjoyment, excitement or interest in reading or commenting on others’ blogs. As a sports fan, I do love reading actual articles about other teams, but still would not comment on them except maybe to friends or family in conversations.

PaleRider

March 5th, 2011
9:45 pm

What do any of these comments mean? The only thing that counts is on the field.
The easiest job on earth must be a sports writer. You just write a little column every day or two and quote somebody and then let two hundred morons comment. Simply amazing. What do these guys do from 8:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the afternoon like most people? I could write a column in ten minutes. Then what?

Shawn

March 5th, 2011
9:54 pm

On a positive note. It sounds as if Big Joe T has these young men too tired to get into trouble. Anyone notice how quiet the sirens have been lately? I listened to C. Robinson say that he increased his max on squats from 375 to over 500 since the bowl game. He also said he has been spending his spare time in CKO’s film room studying. Also, Aaron Murray says he and the receivers have been working together on timing in their spare time. It sounds like some of these Younger guys are shaping into real leaders and our guys really did not like the 6-7 season last year. There is a fire burning in these guys that did not seem present last year. I hope it burns out of control into the heart of September. Go Dawgs!!

RAID

March 5th, 2011
10:16 pm

Love my Dawgs….Great post!….You go girl!….as far as Shmuckeye is concerned he pulls for a team whos mascot is a nut that falls off a tree and eventually gets eaten by a squirrell, or a Badger, or any football team from the south….Well outside one bad call against Miami….Their record against the SEC speaks for it’s self…Enough said…………..As for Shawn…great post as well…

EFFIE'S Road House

March 5th, 2011
10:27 pm

Previous Coach Ray Goff’s biggest mistake ever was keeping running back
Terrell Davis on the BENCH.

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
10:45 pm

If you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go rub one out to Pryor’s “sculpted triceps”… don’t wait up!

KJ

March 5th, 2011
10:50 pm

LMD,

It’s unfortunate that you put that much effort into trying to reason with an OSU fan. You’re mud wrestling with a pig; they are quite possibly the most delusional fans in college football.

woebegong

March 5th, 2011
10:51 pm

Buckeye,
I am trying to get a collection up to send you to some musical training. My little ole basset (wanna be bulldog), howls better than that, LOL.

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAWGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

John Kasich

March 5th, 2011
10:53 pm

Love my Dawgs

March 5th, 2011
11:19 pm

Raid, thank you. “Nut” is the correct mascot for OSU on so many levels. We have another way of saying Buckeye in our family. We simply change that B to an F.

KJ, I know it’s like beating a dead horse, but I honestly am very curious as to the motivation of someone like that. I don’t really care so to speak, just wondering what goes on in their brains. If one is present of course. :-)

woebegong & the impersonator, too funny! The whole “sculpted biceps” comment earlier made me spit soda out.

Go Dawgs!

Please don't go their

March 6th, 2011
1:43 am

Buckeye please don’t ever say a comment like that again that is totally sick! And a little out of line!

Bull

March 6th, 2011
2:02 am

Perno needs to go. Guy is the most classless pompous arrogant a hole on the planet. What coach talks like that about another kid on opposing team and casts full judgement on his players?…and to the media none the less! He treats people and players with disrespect unless they are doing well on their own and making him look better. Let’s just say I’ve met him a few times.

Paddy

March 6th, 2011
7:32 am

Our new AD needs a serious sit down with Perno. You never belittle another players ability to anyone. And never in the press where people see that you may not be the kind of coach we thought you were. I don’t know this guy but what he said is a first for me in sports and shows no concern for the feelings of his opponent. And he got waxed by Furman, so keep your mouth shut.

Buckeye

March 6th, 2011
8:23 am

Love my,

Oh, you’re a woman. My apologies, Ma’am.

Buckeye

March 6th, 2011
8:24 am

Imposter Buckeye,

The ” rub one out” is not me. Pretty gross. I do not go there.

Buckeye

March 6th, 2011
8:30 am

Love my,

If you in deed follow my postings, you know I do not disparrage tradtions. Uga, Munson, Toomers Corner, etc. So you know, our mascot is “Brutus Buckeye”, not “nut”.

Tune in at 4PM on CBS and you might see him celebrating a conference CHAMPIONSHIP. Sorry to see you’ve slipped in the seedings for the sec tourney. Howard ( before I was Trey) and his toe could have used the extra healing time.

Kurt

March 6th, 2011
8:36 am

Buckeye-

Nice to have a fellow OSU fan here. What do you think about the offense: O-Line, TE’s, RB’s, WR’s, QB’s?

ST

March 6th, 2011
8:39 am

Richt wouldn’t know greatness in running backs if it hit him. Washaun Ealey ain’t already great? What about his 5.5 yard per carry average and 1 td per 20 carries–both matching Herschel Walker? What about Ealey’s 100% win record when Ealey gets 25 carries or 100 yards–when the team turns to Ealey to win the game, Ealey wins it every time. What about Ealey averaging 6.6 yards per carry in the 4th quarter versus Ingram’s 3.6 ypc?

ST

March 6th, 2011
8:42 am

Murray making jokes about his decision to play soccer instead of work out and put the whole season at risk? I don’t see anything remotely humorous about that and am appalled at the young man’s lack of judgment and total disregard for his teammates and coaches, confirms my feelings that Murray is certainly not leadership calibre.

Buckeye

March 6th, 2011
8:44 am

Kurt,

You smell like a “dawg”. Am I wrong?

Buckeye

March 6th, 2011
8:45 am

John Kasich,

Go John Kasich. Love your policies. Tired of the taxpayers paying for union spoils.

Kurt

March 6th, 2011
8:57 am

Buckeye-

What are the top 10 issues you think we OSU fans face this season?

ST

March 6th, 2011
9:01 am

Grantham better do something, because he lost 3 linebackers, and teams will run the gut on him since he couldn’t stop the run last year. I’m not sure Ogletree at LB is the answer, I doubt it, I think it’s more scheme than anything. Hopefully Georgia will run the zone blitz on 3rd and long this season. Grantham really stinks on 3rd down.

in depth analysis guy

March 6th, 2011
9:14 am

The team that scores the most wins.

ugab

March 6th, 2011
9:21 am

Murray should have been punished! The players do need to win the 4th quarter. When is MR going to have the players fired up for the 1st QUARTER? The team is always playing catch up to another team. When will MR learn to control the clock after the team has a good lead? When is the team going to put the easy teams away, instead of struggling? Boise is a great team! S.C. is a great team! FB position is going to be a bad problem this year. This offense depends on a good FB. MR had to learn to fill positions that are needed. MR needs to learn it starts in the TRENCHES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL!!!!!!!!!!!!I support our coach! MR had to buckle down this year. OR ELSE! I believe he is putting together something great. I hope it is not to late for our COACH!

PC

March 6th, 2011
9:22 am

Bobo ranked 10th in SEC scoring against winning teams, losing AJ & Durham and Coach Searels didn’t help.

PC

March 6th, 2011
9:26 am

Good thing Richt’s still touting the flawed “win the 4th quarter” angle. The truth is, Georgia’s game were all lost in the first quarter. Go back and look, anytime the other team scored on Georgia first, Georgia lost, all 7 games. This is one of those MANY dumb things Richt teaches that don’t correlate with winning. Win the 4th? Nope, try winning the 1st.

PC

March 6th, 2011
9:29 am

Richt has a 69-8 record when he scores 1st. 19-20 when the opposing team scores 1st.

woebegong

March 6th, 2011
9:44 am

PC,
there are three kinds of lies. 1. lies, 2. damn lies, and 3. statistics.
Think about it, if they had nothing left to give in the fourth quarter, what difference did it make what they scored in the first, if by the 4th, they are losing. See how easy you can make stats. work for you?

GOOOOOOO DAWGSSSSSSSSSSS

PC

March 6th, 2011
9:45 am

Richt’s teams win all the games in which they are ahead when time expires. His team loses all the games when behind and the game ends. I am a tireless researcher.

Dannon

March 6th, 2011
10:06 am

A few salient comments:

1. Four different SEC teams have won the last five BCS championships.

2. UGA was not one of those teams.

3. During that period, UGA did not win the SEC championship.

4. During that period, UGA did not even win its SEC division.

5. Red panties.

In other words, UGA has sunk into total irrelevancy both regionally and nationally.

So why is UGA paying Mark Richt millions of dollars a year?

Follow the money

March 6th, 2011
10:18 am

Dannon: “So why is UGA paying Mark Richt millions of dollars a year?”

Check out UGA’s revenues from sports licensing and in particular the football program, numbnuts. Just imagine what they would be if UGA was relevant both regionally and nationally.

Red Panty Gate will prove to be one of the most positive things to have happened for UGA’s athletics programs in decades, if not ever, by the way.

Buckeye

March 6th, 2011
10:48 am

Kurt,

Ain’t buying what your selling……

Buckeye

March 6th, 2011
10:49 am

Kurt,

Who was Archie’s fullback?? What # did he wear?

ugab

March 6th, 2011
11:46 am

Who is going to block for the rbs? We don’t have a fullback! So we are taking a tightend to block. MR is over paid. We should have a fullback in waiting. It is the same sh’t every year. These coaches are paid way to much. IDK what these coaches do when its not the spring or fall. I guess go home and draw a check. Its the off season that makes teams great. Homework! Earn your dam money!

ugab

March 6th, 2011
11:54 am

I got a great idea! lets go swimming so Boise can beat the living sh’t out of us. You guys look tired and im wantn to backflip for you guys. Swimming will help us in the 4th quarter. if you guys don’t like swimming we can ride horses.Hmmmmmm. All the rest of the SEC teams are not using their time wisely. We are using every minute w our swimming and horsy riding. Upbeat practice? oh no! that would kill us. we need to slow down. we have plenty of time. just look how we looked last year. we got it going on. The dam ga way. Every single year penalties, poor coaching, no discipline, poor tackling, poor blocking, tired players, no leadership,etc etc etc

ugab

March 6th, 2011
11:59 am

PLEASE JUST PLAY HARD NOSED, KNOCK UR ASS IN THE DIRT FOOTBALL. RUN THE BALL. SET UP THE PASS. IF THE RUN IS WORKING, KEEP RUNNING, STOP TAKING A HOT RB OUT AND PUTTING A COLD ONE IN. WE NEED ONE FEATURED BACK TO RUN AND RUN AND RUN. IT STARTS IN THE TRENCHES ON OL AND DL.

Dr. Phil

March 6th, 2011
12:20 pm

ugab, for some people the right drugs can be quite helpful. You are one of those people.

Dr. Phil

March 6th, 2011
12:22 pm

Buckeye needs a dosage adjustment.

Paddy

March 6th, 2011
1:16 pm

ugab you do make some great points! Mix in a little decaf next time. Keep’em coming!

Fisher

March 6th, 2011
2:33 pm

Look for Murray to take up Bungee jumping and skydiving soon. What a smart guy. Nice that Richt lets Murray participate in extreme sports.

AAAA

March 6th, 2011
2:54 pm

Ealey got 11 td’s, Caleb King got 2.

What’s this Richt’s saying about Ealey CAN be great?

Scored 6x more td’s than King, did it on less than 160 carries, something only 3 running backs in America pulled off.

Kurt

March 6th, 2011
3:10 pm

That’s an easy one, Buckeye. Everyone knows it was Jack Tatum that blocked for Archie. Rex Kern was a hell’uva receiver, too.

Buckeye

March 6th, 2011
3:50 pm

Kurt,

What is the Buckeyes’ record against the SEC in the last 2 decades or so?

Um, wait… don’t answer that one :(

Buckeye

March 6th, 2011
3:56 pm

I’m not a real Ohio State fan, I just act like it. Please don’t ask me any hard questions, I’ll have to research, over several minutes, and then get back with you. I jut try to post irrelvant off topic postings because it hurts my feelings when people say bad stuff about Murray or Richt. I am hoping this plan will work, doesn’t it make sense?

GT

March 6th, 2011
3:58 pm

That Buckeye is one interesting fella.

Edward

March 6th, 2011
3:59 pm

No Buckeye, it didn’t work. Richt’s had less wins than they year before 7 out fo last 8 seasons, and Murray is 0-6 against winning teams.

Fisher

March 6th, 2011
4:01 pm

Murray soon to take up MotoX and skatebording, also, downhill skiing, as a demonstration of his love for the team.

Edward

March 6th, 2011
4:02 pm

Fisher, right on man, Murray gets to do whatever he wants because he’s Richt’s favorite. Just like AJ Green, man, if AJ had worked out hard, AJ couldn’t have been something special at Georgia. But Richt let AJ slide.

Buckeye

March 6th, 2011
4:04 pm

Please don’t post negative things about Murray, even if they’re true. I only want to hear positive things about Murray. He thre 24 touchdowns and almost 3000 yards. Played great against Vanderbilt, Idaho State, and Louisiana Lafayette.

Edward

March 6th, 2011
4:06 pm

Why does Richt’s team keep losing more games than the year before?

Buckeye

March 6th, 2011
4:08 pm

Ok, I’ll be honest. The 3:10 post was me, posing as “Kurt”, talking to myself, trying to feel important.

Troll Power Ratings

March 6th, 2011
4:10 pm

Edward/Fisher/Buckeye/Sybil…time for your meds.

Buckeye

March 6th, 2011
4:16 pm

Murray threw a lot of touchdown’s against losing teams. He’s a champ!

YE

March 6th, 2011
4:17 pm

Fisher, very funny stuff. But strangely, Richt will allow Murray to do those extreme sports.

Edward

March 6th, 2011
4:21 pm

Fisher, very funny stuff. But strangely, Richt will allow Murray to do those extreme sports.

Fisher

March 6th, 2011
4:21 pm

Murray threw a lot of touchdown’s against losing teams. He’s a champ!

Troll Power Ratings

March 6th, 2011
4:23 pm

Fisher, is very funny stuff. But strangely, Richt will allow Murray to do those extreme sports.

Troll Power Ratings

March 6th, 2011
4:23 pm

Ok, I’ll be honest. The 3:10 post was me, I posing as “Kurt”, talking to myself, trying to feel important.

Troll Power Ratings

March 6th, 2011
4:25 pm

Ok, I’ll be honest. The 3:10 post was me, I was posing as “Kurt”, talking to myself, trying to feel important.

Troll Power Ratings

March 6th, 2011
4:27 pm

Why do Richt’s teams keep losing more games than the year before?

Buckeye

March 6th, 2011
5:08 pm

Once again, imposter Buckeye postings at 3:50,3:56, 4:04, 4:08 and 4:16.

Can’t speak you own mind?

Classy, just like the Wisc democratic senators. Go run and hide whoever you are.

Buckeye

March 6th, 2011
5:11 pm

If any of you uga basketball fans want to see how to close out a game, tune in right now. CBS.

Buckeye

March 6th, 2011
5:18 pm

imposter postings at 5:08,5:11.

Can’t think for yourself?

Buckeye

March 6th, 2011
5:20 pm

Don’ you all find it easily believable that an Ohio State fan would become obsessed with Georgia? It makes sense to me, I hope it works and you fall for it.

King Gator

March 6th, 2011
5:41 pm

“Not Winning” – Charlie Sheen in reference to UGA Athletics

NOBODYYOU KNOW

March 6th, 2011
6:01 pm

Basketball sucks. Baseball is O.K. Nascar is boring. We need a spring and summer football league. I’m going nuts without it!

King Gator

March 6th, 2011
8:32 pm

Hey ya’ll. Just so you know, I’mk not a Gator fan, I just try and acti like it as one of “characters” here. Please don’t ask me any questions about Florida and expect quick responses, because, like I said, I’m just kind of kidding around here to entertain myself.

Brutus

March 7th, 2011
12:15 am

Sorry for Buckeye. His period hasn’t come yet and he’s a little nervous you could say.

Buckeye

March 7th, 2011
12:24 am

If any of you UGA fans want to see what I look like, tune into Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, on Bravo.

Buckeye

March 7th, 2011
7:45 am

5:18, 5:20,12:24AM. are fruadulant again.

You probably use another’s unrine for your drug tests for your probation checks, don’t you?

DawginLex

March 7th, 2011
8:18 am

You see folks, Pulpwood smiff could have saved all that energy by just referencing my list…………………

The difference tween HW and WE

March 7th, 2011
8:41 am

There is a major difference or two between Walker and Ealey. Walker had character and he could also drive a car.

Oh yeah, Walker could break tackles and was fast on a world class level. He was also 6′2″ and was around 220 and was a decent student. He was respected by most observers.

Beyond that, the two backs are similar.

Harry the Hat

March 7th, 2011
9:00 am

Please excuse all of my posts because I am an idiot.

dixiedawg

March 7th, 2011
9:36 am

So Buckeye, how many times has the Buckeyes beat the Georgia Bulldawgs? I think the answer is 0, and yes they have played.

King Gator

March 7th, 2011
11:07 am

Enjoy the NIT.. the Liberty Bowl of college basketball!! Go Gators!!

AltamahaDawg

March 7th, 2011
11:49 am

PC, here is the deal: we all have eyes. We saw what we saw. This past season team let 3-4 games get away from it that it could have won because of 4th quarter ineffectiveness. I’d say it’s more complicated that just “conditioning”, but still they did not finish the games well. THAT was an issue. He was addressing THAT. (I don’;t believe he ever said…….”oh we simply don’t care about anything but the 4th quarter, or starting well in the first). Are you saying that you Don’t think they need to work on the 4th quarter????? I’m sure not.

I think what you really meant to say was:

“way to go coach, That’s great, and should be a big help. But in addition to that, I’d like to see us score first, because I figured out a obviously redundant factor that could be applied to every team in the history of the game, concerning outscoring opponents.”

PC

March 7th, 2011
12:58 pm

It’s how you set the tone at the START, not how you finish, that counts.

It ain’t finishing the drill, it’s setting the tone.

Score 1st, and Richt wins 90% of the games.

PC

March 7th, 2011
12:59 pm

In other words, Richt’s core philosophy is wrong.

PC

March 7th, 2011
1:00 pm

It’s also DUMB to PLAN FOR CLOSE GAMES.

Be like Stanford’s old coach and PLAN TO BLOW OUT EVERY TEAM BY 50.

CLOSE GAMES ARE FOR LOSERS.

PC

March 7th, 2011
1:14 pm

Here’s how the 2011 UGA football schedule will break down:

Top 25 teams: Boise, SC, Aub, Fla, Miss St.
Richt’s record: 1-4 (went 0-6 last season against winning teams)

Mid-Tier Teams: Tenn, Kent, Ga Tech
Richt’s record: 1-2 (all 3 are very dangerous games)

Lower Tier Teams: C Car, Ole Miss, Vand, NM St.
Richt’s record: 4-0

Totals:
6 wins, 6 losses

PC

March 7th, 2011
1:18 pm

Richt could also go:

0-5 against top 25 teams, 2-1 against mid-tier, and 4-0 against 3td tier, 6-6 again

PC

March 7th, 2011
1:20 pm

Best case:

2-3 vs. top 25, 3-0 vs. 2nd tier, 4-0 vs. 3rd tier, 9-3 finish

PC

March 7th, 2011
2:32 pm

I’ll be right back with more potential win/loss permutations. I’m out of Skittles and Red Bull and have to make a run.

Richie

March 7th, 2011
3:56 pm

U dont know da

AltamahaDawg

March 7th, 2011
4:21 pm

Good to know that Stanford’s coach would “plan” to beat every SEC team by 50 points. Good job.

Perhaps you would not “plan” on close games, but the real coaches that actually do have to live it, realize that close games are the norm in this league. What is DUMB is to ignore an absolutely identifiable problem that lessened the chances of winning those close games. So for you, if can’t score first, no need to even worry about the performance of the team during the othere quarters?

As far as “tone”. The other team has a tone and they don’t give a crap about your tone. That’s just cliche’ BS.

Obviously when a team outscored an oponent, there is statistically a greater chance that they also scored first. I assure that’s not solving any great mystery for the gentlemen who spend decades coaching football for a living. You are confusing cause and effect.

As far as you knowing Richt’s entire coaching philosophy, I’ll say again. THIS artical, THIS discussion is about the 4th quarter. THAT is a physical situation. THAT can be addressed with an actual program. What you are talking about is a conpletely subjective banality best suited for locker room pep talks.

BTW, Richt already said that scoring first was important. (so appearantly you do not know his entire philosophy very well). He addressed that last year a couple of times. Made a big point about it the days before the bowl game, AND mentioned itafterwards as a factor in going for the sure 3 to go ahead and score first. I am certain that you defended his decision to do that, right?

Carl Spackler

March 7th, 2011
5:09 pm

Who takes Alec Ogletree’s safety position? Myabe it has already been mentioned, but I haven’t gone thru the previous 4 pages. Also, I would think after Rambo’s poor performance/out-put last year that they would be looking to replacing him. Rambo has never played with the same intensity that he had before his concussion.

Shawn

March 7th, 2011
5:29 pm

Don’t pay attention to the band wagoners AltamahaDawg. They will try to twist any quote by CMR into the negative. The funny thing is that they take LY’s bad season and try to reflect all the negativity onto next year. I think that because of the poor showing last season some positive changes have been made (When at the darkest You see the light!). We will see the off field work turn into more wins on the field next year.
The guy posting who said how great Boise and USCe’s programs are and how poor UGA’S is. Do a little research and see that UGA has a winning record by a huge margin over both these programs under CMR. They will blow out Boise to start the season NY. I have no doubt about that one. I just hope they don’t get overconfident going into their second game against USCe. If they don’t it will be a great year for the Dawgs!

AltamahaDawg

March 7th, 2011
5:34 pm

What I keep wondering is why folks tend to talk about Rambo as before and after that concussion. As if he had some resume’ prior. I’d be willing to bet that the only reason most folks even knew he was in that game at that point is that play. He really had been used very sparingly up to that, and I don’t remember it being anything to write home about.

That being said, I still would look for him and all the DBs to improve this year. What seemed very clear early on last year was they they were completely lost back their assignment wise. That certainly tends to slow down your speed. They were getting burned pretty regularly the first half of the year, but seemed to stop that later on.

AltamahaDawg

March 7th, 2011
5:42 pm

Oh I just pay attention because I enjoy calling them out.

AltamahaDawg

March 7th, 2011
5:44 pm

Not you Carl. You good.

PC

March 7th, 2011
6:11 pm

Who wins the 1st quarter is more predictive than who wins the 4th quarter, apparently, everybody knows this except Mark Richt.

Carl Spackler

March 7th, 2011
6:33 pm

@AltamahaDawg…if you recall his freshman year when he was looking to get more playing time, he was quite impressive with some of the licks that he delivered…however, after he got his bell rung he seems to have been very tentative in his over-all play…could just be my perception, could have been the new system, could have been the sophomore slump, but it just seemed to me he lost his swager…if you recall he was woofing at Da’Rick Rogers, so I guess I expected a player that played like he woofed…LOL

PC

March 7th, 2011
6:35 pm

Stanford won by an average of 22 points. They plan to BLOWOUT every team, not be in a tight fourth quarter battle.

Georgia’s average scoring margin was a measly 6.8 a game this past season.

Sammy

March 7th, 2011
6:36 pm

good point PC, I agree, Richt’s emphasized the wrong quarter, and expects to be a close game every week instead of winning big.

AltamahaDawg

March 7th, 2011
6:36 pm

1. How do you know what he does or doesn’t know?
2. What do you suggest he should do to win the first quarter, that is entirely different than what he is doing to try to win the 4th quarter.

Your entire argument is based on your perception of something he didn’t say. Real strong.

AltamahaDawg

March 7th, 2011
6:45 pm

Carl, that might also be in part due to the fact that last year, he was only ever in the game with very limited responsibilities, in the nickle package. This past year, as a true position player, he was expected to be a lot more cerebral about what he was doing in coverage. They all looked lost and slow for a lot of the year.

Goalie

March 7th, 2011
6:48 pm

PC:

So true. Meyer teaches college football is about momentum, really emphasizes scoring first, and winning the first quarter, Richt, after 25 years, hasnt figured out hwo to solve this.

Goalie

March 7th, 2011
6:57 pm

Pay me $2.8 million and I’ll solve that problem. That’s what Richt’s paid million to figure out.

Oscar

March 7th, 2011
6:59 pm

I would bench players that don’t perform well in the first quarter (QB/WR/TE/RB).

AltamahaDawg

March 7th, 2011
7:04 pm

I’m sure Meyer considered benching Tebow when he got off to slow starts in a game. Tebow was the poster boy for strong 4th quarter performances.

Buckeye

March 7th, 2011
7:04 pm

I can’t spell simple words like “urine” and “fraudulent”, yet I mock other people’s spelling. Holy cow, am I a self-deluded loser, or what?

F1

March 7th, 2011
7:09 pm

mURRAY’S RANKED IN THE 80′S AMONG qb’S IN PASSING EFFICIENCY & PASSING ACCURACY IN THE RED ZNE.

F1

March 7th, 2011
7:10 pm

I’D CLOSELY MONITOR HOW GUYS DO AGAINST WINNING TEAMS IN:
3RD DOWN
1ST QUARTER
4TH QUARTER
RED ZONE

Sammy

March 7th, 2011
7:12 pm

It’s just a big mistake to teach your team to expect a bunch of close games. Harbaugh never taught that kind of garbage, you dominate teams, you run up the score on them, you psych them out.

Jones

March 7th, 2011
7:14 pm

Richt needs to quit rating Bobo & Murray by how they do against weak teams like Idaho State. Anyone could beat those kind of teams.

Monitor how they do against the best teams, that’s the true measure, Bobo can’t even average 20 points a game against winning teams, good for 10th in the SEC in ffensive scoring. Murray ranks middle to bottom among SEC QB’s against winning teams.

John

March 7th, 2011
7:30 pm

I’m glad people are begining to see that Murray is a snakeoil salesman. He padded his states against non-winning teams and in 4th quarter blowouts when defenses are in “prevent”. He had more yards passing than some of the quarterbacks and UGA still lost, that only means he good at “garbage stats”. If you look at his stats overall, they look appealing but when you look deeper, he’s awful on 3rd downs, awful in the red zone, and can’t see the tight-end over the middle.

Jones

March 7th, 2011
7:40 pm

John-

Exactly right. Bobo’s pffense averages a whopping -42- points against losing teams like Idaho State, but only -18- points a game aganst winnning teams, Bobo’s offense couldn’t even score on UCF or South Carolina. Only scored once on Miss State.

Richt respond to this atrocious offensive year by saying Bobo almost set a Georgia record.

Georgia George

March 7th, 2011
7:51 pm

Murray played great against Louisiana Lafayette, looked like Cam Newton.

DWick

March 7th, 2011
7:55 pm

Richt says Ealey “can” be great, implying Ealey hasn’t been so far? Really? Herschel Walker averaged 5.3 ypc, Ealey’s at 5.5. Walker averaged a td every 20 carries, Ealey got 1 every 14 in 2010 and averages a td every 20 touches, like Herschel Walker. Ealey averaged 7 ypc in the 4th quarter and ranked #3 rb in country in 4th quarter td’s. “Can” be great, looks like, compared to Herschel Walker, Ealey already is “great”, and can be the “greatest”.

DWick

March 7th, 2011
7:57 pm

Odd that Murray thinks it’s funny that he risked the entire season over a soccer game. Apparently, his choice was a joke to him. What an interesting perspective.

Georgia George

March 7th, 2011
7:58 pm

Bobo coached lights out against Vanderbilt. What a coach!!!

AltamahaDawg

March 7th, 2011
8:45 pm

Yep! That’s all Richt did about the offense. He “said” something. That’s was how he responded. He didn’t try to recruit better players. He didn’t make any changes on the staff. He didn’t change anything about the offseason preparation. He didn’t reallocate his own time to help more. He simply blew the whole thing off with a sound bite. You really exposed him with that one.

Can we get a Georgia Blog out here for adults?

GeorgiaGeorgeDWickJonesJohnSammyF1Oscar

March 7th, 2011
9:32 pm

Enter your comments here

GeorgiaGeorgeDWickJonesJohnSammyF1Oscar

March 7th, 2011
9:33 pm

Goalie, etc., etc. etc

AltamahaDawg

March 7th, 2011
10:03 pm

Don’t you hate when you can’t decide which name is going to agree with yourself?

Sensei John Kreese

March 7th, 2011
10:30 pm

To put Ealey in any discussion with Herschel Walker is absolute blasphemy. Ealey couldn’t carry Herschel’s jock. If he did, he’d probably fumble it near the goal line.

college football

March 7th, 2011
10:54 pm

It’s a tragedy what happened to that kid who suffered the neck injury. My heaat goes out to him and his family.

DWick

March 7th, 2011
10:57 pm

Ealey averaged 5.3 ypc in 2010 and had 11 td’s, Mark Ingram averaged 5.5 ypc and had 13 td’s, pretty good company for a running back that’s “can be great”, according to Richt.

DWick

March 7th, 2011
10:59 pm

Ealey broke all Herschel’s high school records, ran for 8000+ yards and 133 touchdowns. Ealey can break all of Walker’s college records if Richt will hand him the ball like Dooley did to Walker, Ealey averages the same as Walker in ypc & td’s per carry.

Nickleknee

March 7th, 2011
11:05 pm

We want the Georgia coach to be great, and treat it as a position of honor. Not win less games than the year before 7 out of the last 8 seasons.

Nickleknee

March 7th, 2011
11:08 pm

If Richt cleans up some of the embrassing off the field arrests, and the embarrassing 6-7 season, along with the embarrasing 2-8 record against #1 rival Florida, Richt can be great. But we need Richt to bring the complete package, lead his team in greatness, on and off the field. Richt can be great, but he needs to bring honor to the Head Coach position at Georgia not embarrasment. Hopefully, Richt learned his lesson in 2010. If not, fire him.

barrow dog

March 8th, 2011
5:03 am

this blog is like a friggin car wreck… can’t help but look, but are sorry you did. geez, people get a life!!!!

Skittles and Red Bull

March 8th, 2011
9:32 am

barrow dog, some adolescent makes 2-3 sentence annoying, inane posts constantly under different names. It will stop when the AJC decides to do something about it, which will be when their sponsors realize the figures they are being given for page hits are bogus and the “eyes” they really want are tuning out. Until then, get used to it.

AltamahaDawg

March 8th, 2011
9:40 am

WOW, knee!

While he is at it, how about:
Hit the Mark
Take the ball and run with it
Reach for the Stars
Be all he can be
Take the bull by the horns
Run the gamut
Walk on Water

Bowler

March 8th, 2011
9:44 am

Richt can be great. I know, I know, the last time Richt was great was 2007, that’s so true, that’s the last time Richt increased his win total over the previous season. Now, even thought that’s only happened in 2007, since 2002, in other words, once in 8 seasons, I’m still convinced, if Richt does all the right things we expect him to, Richt can be great. 2010 was a nightmare for the fans both on the field, and off the field. Hopefully, Richt has turned the corner in 2011 and can be great, lesson learned.

Bowler

March 8th, 2011
9:47 am

Hopefully Richt will approach 2011 with the right attitude, trying to just be a winner, to be the ebst he can be, to be great. Hopefully, going 6-7 in 2010, and losing more games than the year before 90% of the last 8 seasons got Richt’s attention.

TROJAN

March 8th, 2011
9:48 am

For the posters who spew stats saying the Ealey is a GREAT back, you need to realize that Ealey is at present only an average back. He has little ability to make anyone miss him and he has only average strenght to break a tackle.

Comparing him to Herchel is a joke.

Bowler

March 8th, 2011
9:49 am

Hopefully, ranking #1 on most hotseat lists got Richt’s attention. You have to think, Richt can be great. But you don’t get to a #1 ehotseat ranking by being great. Richt needs an attitude adjustment. Can Richt be great? I believe he can.

Honky Tonky

March 8th, 2011
9:53 am

Washaun is perhaps the greatest running back to ever run the ball for Georgia. Moreno might be the only one that beats Washaun. 5.5 yards per carry, and scoring a touchdown every 20 carries, that’s big time productivity that exceeds Herschel Walker’s performance. Washaun’s on the right track increasing his touchdown to carry ratio to a staggering 1 touchdown per 14 carries. Just to put that into proper perspective, Walker’s was 1 touchdown per 20 carries.

Honky Tonky

March 8th, 2011
9:57 am

Georgia has never lost a game, ever, when Washaun got 25 carries, or busted 100 yards. Washaun is the most consistent winning formula Georgia has on the team.

Honky Tonky

March 8th, 2011
10:00 am

I feel Richt can win a National Championship, Richt can be great. He’s come up short so far. But, if he coaches like a Georgia coach should, and does things the Georgia way, Richt can be great. Right now, at 6-7, he’s not even average. But Richt can be great. Richt can get back to winning more games than he loses.

Big Will

March 8th, 2011
10:05 am

You’re only as good as your last game. Richt lost that one. You’re only as good as your last season, 7 losses, losing season. This is what Mark Richt is right now. I hope Richt reaches his capacity. Last season was so below what Georgia fans deserve and expect from a head coach being paid $3 million a year, frankly, I’m surprised Richt’s still emnployed. I do see Richt needing to pack his suitcase, I don’t think he gets through the 5 games swing against those 5 top 25 teams, at better than 1-4, heck, Richt went 0-6 last season against winning teams.

FED UP

March 8th, 2011
10:09 am

WHY CAN’T RICHT FINSIH #1? WHY CAN’T RICHT FINISH THE DRILL?

FED UP

March 8th, 2011
10:11 am

RICHT NEEDS TO FORGET ALL THIS TALK ABOUT “GREATNESS” AND START FOCUSING ON FIXING STUFF CORRECTLY THAT AIN’T GREAT. RICHT’S NOT GOOD AT FIXING UNGREAT THINGS. BUT RICHT TALKS A LOT ABOUT GREATNESS, JUST CAN’T ACHIEVE IT.

Ron Smith

March 8th, 2011
10:13 am

If you are a Bulldog fan learn to live with disappointment. The 2011 season might be bad. Pep rallies can only do such much – i.e., “blackouts”, running onto the field with players, trick plays, fake punts, etc. Sound conditioning, good offensive play calling, some defense (any defense), keeping players out of jail, stopping the “thug” behavior might work better. However, get ready for another losing season, maybe 5-7?? I’m not optimistic, did you notice? LOL

V7

March 8th, 2011
10:26 am

When you’re supposed to be some kind of great offensive coach, and your team averages a measly 18 points a game on offense, good for 11th in the SEC, that’s not bringing it, it’s not being the best you can be. This offense averages 18 points a game against winning teams. Worst in the league except for Vanderbilt. Richt just likes to talk about being great. But Richt’s offense isn’t great, is the worst.

Trip

March 8th, 2011
10:36 am

Let’s say I had a toothache. So I decided to fix it by brushing more often, or using a pain killer. Would that make my toothache go away? That’s why none of Richt’s plans to win more games than they seaosn before ever work.

V7

March 8th, 2011
10:38 am

At 6-7, and 0-6 against winning teams, Richt’s not even an average coach, much less good, or great. I don’t blame Boise Statew for scheduling Georgia, it’s an easy win for winning teams, Richt can’t beat a good team, as everyone now knows.

Trip

March 8th, 2011
10:40 am

If Richt was a car mechanic, if he heard an engine knocking, he’s recommend a new paint job.

Que

March 8th, 2011
10:48 am

1- “This year, it’s kind of like do-or-die.”
Brandon Boykin

2- That explains why the Dogs went 6 & 7 last year. EVERY YEAR IS DO OR DIE. Where’s the sense of urgency on this team? This is where entitlement gets you. You expect to win games, by walking onto the field with a G on your helmet. Can’t beat a conference USA team? You gotta EARN RESPECT EVERY YEAR, nobody cares about what you did LAST DECADE.

Trip

March 8th, 2011
10:49 am

If Richt saw a hungry guy, he’d offer him a coat.

Trip

March 8th, 2011
10:52 am

If Richt kept getting flat tires, Richt would never change his alignment.

Slider

March 8th, 2011
10:58 am

You can’t fake your way into confidence.

New slogan, new jersey color, new conditioning coach, new recruits, new coaches, new building, all gimmicks.

New does not = confidence

To become confident, WIN GAMES.

confidence = win games

AltamahaDawg

March 8th, 2011
11:06 am

Ron, which 7 games will they lose and why?

Al

March 8th, 2011
12:55 pm

Will lose to all 5 winning teams (SC, BS, Aub, Fla, MSU). Why? Because Richt went 0-6 last year too. Will lose to Tenn & Ga Tech. Why? Because Richt lost agame to UCF & Colorado alst year, so you have to add 2 on there where Georgia’s favored, but loses.

AltamahaDawg

March 8th, 2011
2:37 pm

Wow, So not only is UGA’s season predetermined…..but all of our opponents record are predetermined as well. In terms of them all being “winning teams”, wouldnt that be determined by who they play as well? What if they turn out to be losing teams, because the team that they play are all better, does that change our record? Hmm, seeing some holes in that logic, go to tell ya. Sounds like a house of cards there.

PS. I was actually looking for a tad more of a football related conversation in the “why” category. As In: what the teams had coming back, personnel, key match-ups, etc. But sure, let’s just go all middle school and say it’s “because”.