A great tailback matters less than a great defense

Georgia's defense may well be a bigger key to 2011 success than Isaiah Crowell. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Georgia's defense may well be a bigger key to 2011 success than Isaiah Crowell. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Let’s face it, your average longtime Georgia Bulldog fan is probably someone who’s been known to utter the words, “run the damn ball” in frustration at times during the Mark Richt era.

UGA fans have a storied love affair with the running game dating from the Vince Dooley years when three yards and a cloud of dust got the job done, more often than not. And then there was Herschel Walker, of course, and a stellar group of backs that followed him in the 1980s.

Richt, of course, had Musa Smith and for a couple of years the nation’s premier running back in Knowshon Moreno. But generally speaking Richt has been more apt to rely on a running-back-by-committee approach. And despite the fact he’s an ardent proponent of a balanced offense, there has long been a suspicion among many in the Bulldog Nation that Richt really would prefer to chunk the seed all day if he got the chance.

Many’s the game at Sanford Stadium where I’ve heard fans express exasperation with Richt and Mike Bobo having the quarterback standing back there searching for an open receiver when there’s three or less yards to go for a first down. That’s when you often hear it. “Run the damn ball!”

Running the ball has been on the minds of Georgia fans a lot lately, what with the impending arrival of Isaiah Crowell and the transfer of Washaun Ealey (who apparently has never understood that in order to be a “premier back” who doesn’t share carries with a committee, you have to do more than talk the talk).

But despite fans’ long-nurtured obsession with the running game, as Matt Hinton of Dr. Saturday points out, a stand-out tailback hasn’t generally been the key to Richt’s most successful teams.

The 2002 SEC champions, even with Musa in the backfield, had only the 67th best rushing attack in the country and ranked ninth in the SEC. The 2003 team, which made it to the SEC championship game, ranked 74th nationally and 10th in the conference in rushing. (Last year’s team with a losing record managed a similar showing, ranking 73rd and 10th, respectively.) The 2005 team fared better (43rd nationally, third in the SEC) largely thanks to a quarterback who could take off running in D.J. Shockley.

What those teams did have, Hinton notes correctly, was “a genuinely rocking defense that made a mediocre running game look like a lot less of a burden. The Bulldogs finished in the top 15 nationally in both scoring and total defense three years in a row under coordinator Brian Van Gorder from 2002-04, and in the top 20 on both counts under successor Willie Martinez from 2005-07. Surprise: Those six seasons produced five outright or shared division titles, five top 10 finishes and two SEC championships.”

In other words, deee-fense, another longtime hallmark of Georgia football, is generally what determines the fate of a Richt team.

So, yeah, we should all be excited about seeing Crowell run out on the field wearing jersey No. 1 this fall. A truly balanced offense needs to be able to know that it can run the ball in short-yardage situations (something obviously Richt wasn’t too sure of in the Liberty Bowl when he opted to kick instead), and there’s nothing like a star tailback to give a team that confidence.

But how Todd Grantham fares in his second year of rebuilding the defense probably will have a lot more to do with whether Dogs fans wind up considering the 2011 season a success.

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381 comments Add your comment

Musa Smith

May 11th, 2011
10:42 am

Joe

May 11th, 2011
10:43 am

Last 4 SEC Champs averaged 220+ rush a game.

Auburn’s defense gave up tons of points, more than Georgia.

Joe

May 11th, 2011
10:44 am

Colorado, Arkansas, Auburn, had three of the worst pass defenses in the NCAA, all beat Georgia by outscoring them.

JaxDawg

May 11th, 2011
10:45 am

Joe

May 11th, 2011
10:45 am

Richt’s 40-3 when he gets a 100 yard rusher, UGA never lost a game when Ealey got 20+ carries.

Me

May 11th, 2011
10:47 am

Mark Richts farewell tour 2011. Terrible coach and terrible offensive staff.

CountryBlumpkin

May 11th, 2011
10:48 am

Joe, We know. K thanks.

Fisher

May 11th, 2011
10:48 am

Auburn was a freak show – an aberration not likely to be repeated anytime soon.

Joe

May 11th, 2011
10:48 am

Richt’s 2-8 vs. Florida.

Richt had a 100 yard rusher 2x vs. Florida. was 2-0 when he got a 100 yard rusher.

0-8 when he didn’t.

Me

May 11th, 2011
10:49 am

Ealey fumbled the ball galore in the redzone. So, I don’t want to hear the 20+ carries crap. He was Jasper Sanks II.

Musa Smith

May 11th, 2011
10:50 am

Me,

Give us your top 5 coaches to replace him. Offensive staff too (if you dont mind).

big o

May 11th, 2011
10:50 am

Did I miss something ? I thinking B. Smith wears no. 1

Fisher

May 11th, 2011
10:51 am

Joe/Charlie/David/Hal/Clyde/Bob/Davis/Albert….whatever. You are 100% troll. 10 out of 10, 100 out of 100, etc., etc.

Joe

May 11th, 2011
10:51 am

Last 4 NCAA Champs, all SEC teams, all averaged more than 30 points a game.

You win with offense today in the SEC.

Richt’s best year was 2007, got 36 points a game on offense against ranked teams with Stafford and 1 back system.

Dropped to 15 points a game against ranked teams with Murray in 2010 and platoon 5 back rotation system.

Joe

May 11th, 2011
10:52 am

Murray had more turnovers against Florida than Ealey had in 2 seasons.

CountryBlumpkin

May 11th, 2011
10:54 am

How many pass attempts did Ealey have against Florida?

BamaDawg

May 11th, 2011
10:55 am

I really don’t think we need a superstar running back. What we need is a solid and consistant running game with running backs that are very strong in the fundamentals (pass blocking, running hard, no fumbling, focused etc). We already have a QB who is another Drew Brees (just in college form) but you watch how much of a better Murray we will see in his second year leading the O. As for the JYD’s on the other side of the pigskin. I think we are going to be pleasantly surprised at the difference a whole year/season makes under Grantham. Many a great teams have had better success when there aren’t alot of superstars on the roster but a team that has very good players and are committed to the cause. If we can keep realatively healthy and have no season ending injuries to the main players on the field…watch out kids…those Dawgs just may fly under the radar and surprise some people….

Fisher

May 11th, 2011
10:56 am

Murray still plays for Georgia. Ealey quit. Quitters never win.

SLCDawg

May 11th, 2011
11:01 am

joe, dave, ben, ward, why all the name changes?

DawginLex

May 11th, 2011
11:02 am

Been saying this for years. Drop the PPg to 14 or 15 from 22 and UGA will win big.

joe you are still an idiot.

EVERYONE IGNORE JOE
HE WILL POST THE SAME STUFF OVER AND OVER

MURRAY CAN’T WIN
EALEY WAS THE GREATEST
METT TRANSFERRED
GRAY QUIT BECAUSE OF FAVORITISM

You have now read all of joe’s future posts.

Carry on

how2fish

May 11th, 2011
11:02 am

Really I think this is a riot for years we moaned and complained that Dooley ran the ball TOO much. Back in the days the Visor was a UF and using the “fun in gun” throwing the ball 30 plus times a game Dog fans thought the reason we weren’t winning NC’s is that we were too tied to running the ball. Now your 2nd guessing our lack of the running game..frankly what ever mix it takes to win I’m for…remember our OL is unproven and if we have to start the season throwing the ball until they come together so be it…

CountryBlumpkin

May 11th, 2011
11:04 am

DawginLex, I knew you would like this blog…minus the Joe rants.

82Dawg

May 11th, 2011
11:07 am

Joe=Herschel Talker…same person

schmeckdawg

May 11th, 2011
11:08 am

@big o

You can have duplicate numbers, you just can’t have them on the field at the same time.

82Dawg

May 11th, 2011
11:08 am

@how2fish….I was thinking the same thing…

schmeckdawg

May 11th, 2011
11:09 am

@DawginLex

I think Joe is Doug on another blog this morning! You can tell by the moronic posts!

DawginLex

May 11th, 2011
11:11 am

schmeckdawg

Absolutely that is one of his 20 names.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

May 11th, 2011
11:11 am

It just goes to show you that in todays football running the ball to setup the pass is a thing of the past. Successful offenses now can use the pass to have a good running game. Look at what Petrino did at Arkansas last year with a Mallett lead offense. Strong running attack.

Joe

May 11th, 2011
11:13 am

I’ll be back soon. I ran out of Skittles and Red Bull.

Article content swipped from Rivals

May 11th, 2011
11:14 am

The content of this article was swipped from an article by Matt Hinton. Hinton even used the term “rockin defense”.

come on guys

May 11th, 2011
11:14 am

murry better this year…did he get taller?

RxDawg

May 11th, 2011
11:16 am

I duno Bill…. I’ve always thought our offense sorta lives and dies with the running game. If Richt can run the ball, his offense is pretty darn good. It makes laugh to myself to see some blogers whine about how Richt doesn’t run enough.

So I think it’s pretty much equal in having a good running game and a good defense.

NFLDAWG

May 11th, 2011
11:16 am

Big o is right. Brandon Smith will have to give up #1 for Crowell to wear it. Otherwise Smith will not be able to play on offense or at least be on the field at the same time Crowell is on the field. I guess #3 is available now.

D

May 11th, 2011
11:17 am

I agree completely. A great defense makes everything better.

mgdawg

May 11th, 2011
11:19 am

I was wanting bobo to call more passing plays last year. In a bunch of the games I would point out that Bobo called a running play on first down almost every time, and almost everytime it went no where. Ever since southerland left we haven’t been able to pickup third and short, or fourth and short on the ground. Even one yard, lets forget about 3. The truth is in recent years the line has been better, not good, but better at pass blocking then run blocking. They have actually ranked pretty high pass blocking, but we all know how pitiful their run blocking has been and I think the pass blocking has looked better statistically because the qb’s our taught to get rid of the ball rather then take a sack.
I do agree defense is more important then a star runningback, I think defense is more important then offense. Ever since van gorder left it has gone downhill, last year it stayed about the same, this year hopefully it will improve.

RxDawg

May 11th, 2011
11:21 am

“I guess #3 is available now.”

You know, speaking of that… back when Washaun decided he wanted to change his number from 24 to 3, I knew that was a bad sign. I just knew it.

Seth Emerson's Bulldog blog killed the anon posters

May 11th, 2011
11:21 am

Tailbacks are not the problem its the lineman who are fat, are out of shape and not athletic enough. Richts lineman for the past three years would do okay at the likes of a Furman.

NFLDAWG

May 11th, 2011
11:23 am

Defense wins championships! ‘Nuff said!

defense helps, but

May 11th, 2011
11:26 am

last year vs arky we had 2 minutes to go, ball at the 45. get in field goal range, kick a field goal, and win. what happens? that’s got nothing to do with grantham. but grantham’s supposed to get his boys up after bozo can’t win the game…

in 02 vs. UT…crucial 4th down late in the game…what do we do. RUN THE BALL…make the first down. could we do that today? I doubt it.

in 02 vs. ole miss we chew up the clock late in the game and go the length of the field WITHOUT PASSING. Could we do that today? nope.

last year 4th and goal vs UCF…uh…..

i agree we need defense -BUT- we also can’t get crucial yards when we need them.

We don’t want to return to three yards and a cloud of dust, we just want to see our boys bow up and get a first down on 3rd and 3 with the game on the line. That hasn’t happened in about…oh….6 years?

i think that’s what aggrivates the georgia faithful more than anything.

Minnesota Dawg

May 11th, 2011
11:27 am

Either defense or offense need to catch fire this year. One of them will ignight the other. Offense, defense, one of you stand up!

Les W. Moore

May 11th, 2011
11:27 am

Mark Richt has not changed his offense since he arrived. So why should I believe the offense will be any different than recent years? No NFL-quality guys to carry the poor scheming and play calling.

Whomever wrote “Mark Richts farewell tour 2011″ is correct.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

May 11th, 2011
11:28 am

A good defense puts your team in position to win Championships. A opportunistic defense is even better. Watch the NFL Network show Top 10 myths debunked. A offense that can score and control the clock is the best defense a team can have.

Joey

May 11th, 2011
11:29 am

Our D will surely be improved.

Bobo, however, is Bobo.

Old Dawg

May 11th, 2011
11:32 am

I agree with the concept of solid defense leading to championships, but I also know that a good running game is a major assist in keeping the other team off the field.

As for Ealey, the fact Georgia Southern won’t talk to him about signing as an Eagle says volumes. Time for the guy to grow up!

gomdawg

May 11th, 2011
11:32 am

CONNER NORMAN RAN TRACK IN HIGH SCHOOL GOT GOOD SIZE AND SPEED ON THE ROOISTER LETS TRY HIM AT TB.

Athens= God's Country

May 11th, 2011
11:32 am

I hate duplicate jersey numbers.

gomdawg

May 11th, 2011
11:33 am

I BELIEVE THERE IS A ROBERT EDWARDS THERE SOME WHERE COULD BE CONNER NORMAN

Draft analyst

May 11th, 2011
11:35 am

If defense wins ball games then UGA is in a lot of trouble. Justin Houston was the lone, great talent last year. Akeem Dent also to a lesser degree. There is no superstar, no impact player on that D. Not even a bunch of better than average players. Just a bunch of no names. And if you’re pinning your hopes on a freshman like a Ray Drew or an unproven newcomer like a John Jenkins- a poor man’s version of Terrance Cody- then you’re in some serious trouble.

I just saw the already too early 2012 NFL draft projections. The Bammers have 4 defensive players projected to go in the first round- Dre Kirkpatrick the nation’s top projected corner, Mark Barron the nation’s top projected safety, Donta Hightower who is a projected top 10-15 pick and maybe the first linebacker off the board, and Courtney Upshaw their jack linebacker who is projected 28th.

In his 11th season does Richt have anything like that in terms of development and talent on that defense? NO. He doesn’t. Not even close. And therein lies the problem.

Joey

May 11th, 2011
11:35 am

I bet Les Miles won’t hesitate to sign Ealey.

He has to remember him almost singlehandedly getting the Dawgs back in the LSU game in ‘09, after no 1st downs for over a half.

Draft analyst

May 11th, 2011
11:37 am

Knowshon Moreno was the nation’s premier running back for a couple of years. We all make mistakes but that is the single craziest statement I have ever seen on this blog.

Athens= God's Country

May 11th, 2011
11:38 am

Our O has really never been the problem. Georgia was an elite team when our D was stout. We are one year away from being completely removed of Willie’s recruits. We all should be thankful Grantham is here. Year 2 in this D will have the Oooohs and Ahhhhhs back after some big hits.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

May 11th, 2011
11:39 am

Draft,

Also not Saban has a defensive minded background. Richt has a offensive backgrounded. So your point is well taken, hopefully CTG can help with resolving this glaring issue.

WDE

May 11th, 2011
11:43 am

Draft analyst do us a favor leave the Bama boys alone we don’t need to copy the actions of a team that finished 4th in the West last year.And couldn’t hold a 24 point lead vs their most hated rival..troll on .

1eyedJack

May 11th, 2011
11:44 am

RUN THE BALL. It wears out and demoralizes the defense. When the safeties start to creep up then you throw it over their head. Got to have good O-line and RBs. Dooley always seemed to have an All-American on the O-line.

STOP THE RUN. See RUN THE BALL.

dawgster

May 11th, 2011
11:47 am

Amazing how many bloggers (Draft) know everything there is to know about the upcoming season….I’m wondering why should we even play the games…Since so many already know how things will trun out….I think I will see how the season goes before I run my mouth….go dawgs

Herschel Talker

May 11th, 2011
11:49 am

82Dawg:

I have no idea who Joe is. I don’t know where he comes off ripping Murray, I’m a big Murray fan. He’ll be fine.

On the other hand, Coach Doofus is another matter. As long as we have Coach Mr. Magoo, we will lag in the SEC. Thank God he is gone after this year.

HT

UGA Insider

May 11th, 2011
11:52 am

2011 is a rebuilding year for my Dawgs…. We lost everyone on defense and AJ Green & Kris Durham. Our o-line is a mess. I guess I am really down since the news of Washaun broke.

DawginLex

May 11th, 2011
11:52 am

draft analyst,

your lack of knowledge is mind boggling.

Alec Ogletree and Jarvis Jones are projected to be 1st team All SEC once the year is done. Many college football experts predict that the UGA linebackers are the most athletic in the SEC. Drew won’t start but might provide depth.

Jenkins was a JC AA just like Cody and Fairley and they turned out allright. Plus Geathers is stronger and much bigger.

Whether you like it or not, the UGA defense is going to be better. If it drops the PPG allowed by a TD, UGA will play Arkansas in the Dome for the SEc title.

Enjoy looking up at Petrino

DawginLex

May 11th, 2011
11:53 am

Can I have your tickets insider? Your doom and gloom makes me puke.

UGA Insider

May 11th, 2011
11:55 am

I don’t have tickets… I have sideline passes a#$ hole!

Richt`s Hammer

May 11th, 2011
11:57 am

This is the year we give up only 30 points a game.

Go Dawgs, Wolf , Wolf.

reebok

May 11th, 2011
11:57 am

maybe joe with all his aliases is a tech or gator fan.

Seth Emerson's Bulldog blog killed the anon posters

May 11th, 2011
11:58 am

UGA needs more players with motors like Pollack. Conner Norman is a breath of fresh air. Need to rid the cancers like Washaun.

Richt`s Hammer

May 11th, 2011
11:59 am

Hear Washuan left the Dawgs to play for a real winner. Central Florida.

Woof, Woof.

Joey

May 11th, 2011
11:59 am

A Techie, reebok.

A Gator would have a lot more to rub in our faces than Joe does.

Teamster

May 11th, 2011
12:00 pm

Bill:

I wish you were right. I went and checked out the stats, and Auburn ranked #1 in scoring offense in the SEC against ranked teams, Georgia was #7. Auburn ranked #3 in scoring defense against ranked teams, Georgia was #4. So, to my surprise, offense is quite a bit more important in the SEC than defense.

Richt`s Hammer

May 11th, 2011
12:01 pm

Just in Crowell has suffered a hangnail injury and will miss the whole season.

Woof Woof

DawginLex

May 11th, 2011
12:02 pm

Calling me names now Insider?

Panties in a bunch because I don’t buy your Jim jones mix about this season??

i’m not predicting 12-0 but I don’t think it is all doom and gloom either.

and to be sheeding tears over Washaun is idiotic. He was a cancer. Just like Mett. Just like Gray. Follow the rules or leave.

I’m glad richt is finally cleaning house. He is doing it so GM won’t have to hire someone else to do it.

WDE

May 11th, 2011
12:02 pm

UGA Insider let not your heart be troubled.I think if the D is improved at the line and the linebackers can consistently disrupt the opposing team offensive rhythm we should be ahead of the game. Face it we didn’t have AJ for 4 games last year Durham was very good but I have to think some of the younger guys will step up. Also our D last was sub par if that improves we should be OK not NC contenders but with some luck on the injury front we should be improved this year and set the stage for 2012

ryan

May 11th, 2011
12:04 pm

Does anyone have any info that Crowell will be in Athens this fall i don’t want to scare anybody but heard couple say that his grades have been problem i just hope these are just rumors .

Athens= God's Country

May 11th, 2011
12:04 pm

HT

Do the Dawg Nation a favor: either get on board or get the hell off! This team needs our support. We all get it. You don’t like Richt. Well too bad. Like it or not, he will be coaching this team in 2011. AND IF YOU WANT A SUCCESSFUL SEASON, COACH RICHT WILL GET A CONTRACT EXTENSION.

What do you want? Seriously. Do you want the TEAM to succeed or the coach to get fired? I am sick of your moaning.

Go Dawgs dammit

WDE

May 11th, 2011
12:10 pm

Athens= God’s Country…well said I’m afraid those wanting “change” would as soon as have us go thru another losing year if it meant getting a new coach. And I don’t understand that if we have another bad year a change will be need but to be rooting for that is beyond me.

Joey

May 11th, 2011
12:11 pm

UGA Insider, get your mind right, son! There are two types of commenters on here – those who agree with DawginLex, and idiots (his favorite word).

But he is fair. He calls UGA fans, as well as opponents who disagree with him idiots.

Okay, I’m waiting for it in 1,2,3 . . . . . haha.

dawgster

May 11th, 2011
12:13 pm

@Dawgin Lex…agree with you…please everyone with the doom and gloom attitude, turn in your tickets so others that want to support this team can have them…I can promise I get plenty of requests for tickets and I try to accommodate when I can…so please everyone that feels its going to be a lost season, go ahead and pack it in….I have plenty of young kids that ask me for tickets all the time so they can see the dawgs…so please turn in your tickets…I can promise we can find a use for them for people that would lke to support the team….go dawgs

ac1996

May 11th, 2011
12:13 pm

Love the BLAWG and agree with you most of time. However, I STRONGLY DISAGREE with you in this matter.

Yes, defense is key. However, the argument can go the other way as well. Ball control is key! We have had some GREAT play makers on offense the last few years but we have lacked consistency in our play calling. How many 3 and outs do we have in critical situations. We probably led the league. Why were we not more creative in getting the ball in AJ’s hands last year in big games.

The last year we had Moreno, we put the ball in Stafford’s hands in the UF game when it was Moreno who won the UF game the year before. Stupid!

All we want to do is chuck the ball down field when all we need is 2 or 3 yards. Think UF! How many drives did they sustain with Tebow in 3rd and short situations. Auburn last year did the same thing. They could have thrown it down field, they could have gone for the big play, but they did not.

A good offense who is consistent at converting the short yardage situations can make a good defense look great.

Bobo, in my opinion, and Richt are on the hot seat because of their lack of creativity in the short yardage situations.

Bring Back Wally Butts

May 11th, 2011
12:14 pm

Joe=Dave=Doug=host of other names he uses…..same person.

Teamster

May 11th, 2011
12:15 pm

Everybody saying on the web Caleb King has been declared ineligible for 2011.

Is this true?

schmeckdawg

May 11th, 2011
12:17 pm

Bring Back Wally Butts

May 11th, 2011
12:14 pm
Joe=Dave=Doug=host of other names he uses…..same person

You are 100% correct. Gets old doesn’t it!

C-Town

May 11th, 2011
12:17 pm

Don’t Compare Jasper Sanks & Ealey. Jasper nerver gave up on his team. He had off-the field issues. Jasper also finshed 2nd in the SEC in Rushing in 1999, Something any RB on UGA current Roster can never say.I am glad to say Jasper has given I.Crowell a Heads-up on the UGA night life, and not travel down the same road he did, With that Said Crowell will be a Stud…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQgW9E04kjk&feature=fvwrel

Get Real

May 11th, 2011
12:18 pm

To borrow a phrase from the late great USC coach, John McKay: Over a billion Chinese don’t give a damn about Georgia football. Most of the rest of us don’t either.

Athens= God's Country

May 11th, 2011
12:20 pm

Get Real

Obviously you do give a damn about UGA football or you wouldn’t be on this blawg, right buddy?

DawginLex

May 11th, 2011
12:20 pm

Joey. You are not an idiot.

That was too kind of a word for you.

moron

keep posting your same old crap OK?

You have ZERO support on these blogs except from your 20 other blog handles. Playing with yourself all the time now I guess??

Teamster

May 11th, 2011
12:20 pm

Anyone know, has Washaun Ealey already transferred to UCF? He’s on their roster page.

http://ucf.rivals.com/cviewplayer.asp?Player=412365

schmeckdawg

May 11th, 2011
12:22 pm

@Teamster

I checked on georgiadogs.com and called the Sports Information Department. Nothing on the website about Caleb and the lady that I sopke with in the SID said that she has not heard anything like that. She did say that if something was to come up, it would be posted on the website.

Hope that helps.

Go DAWGS!!!!!!!!!

ryan

May 11th, 2011
12:24 pm

why would UCF sign a player that they dominated and gets into trouble makes no sense i heard he going to Valdasta St .

Dirty Dawg

May 11th, 2011
12:25 pm

Even the ’sainted one’, Urban Myer, has said that nobody runs the ball effectively without a down-field passing threat, or a quarterback that can tuck it and take off. Regardless of our RB situation, and there has to be some form of a threat there as well, we have to have a balanced attack…and that’s what Richt/Bobo are shooting for.

The defense, however, is hopefully going to be the thing that dominates games for us. Get after qb’s…stop up the middle…run down the outside runs…knock receivers loose from their teeth, and the ball…don’t let ‘em go long…make sure our kicking game is better than their kicking game. Can’t wait to see if our ‘D’ is as improved as reported.

ryan

May 11th, 2011
12:26 pm

Schmeckdawg have you heard anything on Crowell will he be able to arrive in Athens this fall i think there are just rumors about his grades .

Dawg Squeeze

May 11th, 2011
12:26 pm

UGA football….31 years and counting.

schmeckdawg

May 11th, 2011
12:26 pm

@Teamster

He damn sure is, but, that wouldn’t make much sense as he would have to sit out a year. That’s crazy!!!!! Thanks for the info!!!!!!

Chris

May 11th, 2011
12:27 pm

I agree with you Bill. When you have a great defense you typically win games you probably shouldn’t have, and at least keep it close in games when your offense is sputtering.

However, all we have ever won under Richt is two SEC championships. The 05 title was with a three loss team. If you are ever going to be recognized nationally, consistently compete for SEC championships, and even national championships, you have two “RUN THE DAMN BALL”! This is especially the case in the SEC.

A great defense can take you far, but complimented with a great running game you can go even farther. This is why so many of us have been frustrated with Richt/Bobo, and there reluctancy to run the ball.

schmeckdawg

May 11th, 2011
12:31 pm

What’s the old saying, “defense wins championships.” Like DawginLex has been saying, if we can get our points down to where it was when BVG was running the “D,” 15-17 pts. per game, we should be right back in The Dome on the first weekend in December!

gdawg73

May 11th, 2011
12:32 pm

Lack of consistency in converting short yardage situations. That has been the biggest problem for UGA football. If you keep giving the ball back to the other teams offense, they will eventually cash in. Good offense makes a good defense.

gdawg73

May 11th, 2011
12:34 pm

schmeckdawg

Brian Van Gorder coached the defense when we had David Green and DJ. He also benefited from a offense who converted 3 and short more consistently. We ran the ball more back then.

Wish we had BVG, but I think we would be calling for his head to roll with offense we have had the past few seasons.

McDawg

May 11th, 2011
12:36 pm

oh i forgot this is the negativity blog-i hate richt i hate bobo i love vince dooley (why???) Adamas is evil

and richt recruits thugs blah blah blah

schmeckdawg

May 11th, 2011
12:37 pm

@ryan

I have heard the same rumors, but cannot confirm. You would think as heavily as we recruited this kid that McClendon and Richt would have crossed every t and dotted every i. School gets out pretty soon so we should know something one way or another. My bet is that he gets in. I mean Richt would have to know by now if he is eligible or not…I would think!

schmeckdawg

May 11th, 2011
12:38 pm

@gdawg73

You may well be right sir!

Joey

May 11th, 2011
12:38 pm

I express my opinion same as everbody else, I just haven’t til now called others names. I don’t get to post on every column, every day. This name is my name. Insider is dead on, you are an a#$ hole!

Maybe you’re right about name-calling. That felt good.

gdawg73

May 11th, 2011
12:38 pm

McDawg,

I like Richt and think we should keep him even if he struggles the next 2 years. He has earned and is building a good program. Every program goes through up and downs.

Dawg Tired

May 11th, 2011
12:40 pm

Bill – Obviously, the Auburn exception of last year aside, you greatly improve your chances of having a strong team if you defense is stout. However, the best team I ever saw take the field for UGA had a pretty good running game with a guy named Herschel running the ball. Great teams usually play good defense and can dominate time of possession with a strong running game, especially in the fourth quarter.

Joey

May 11th, 2011
12:40 pm

Grantham’s D will be better, much better. But it may be asking too much to get it back to what it was in BVD’s day.

SEC coaching is way better now, than in ‘02. IMO.

Sleepy Dawg

May 11th, 2011
12:42 pm

Until we get a qb with african descent, we will not have a chance. I have said it over and over. We need more talented black athletes to turn the corner. If it takes our whole team being colored, I can live with that.

schmeckdawg

May 11th, 2011
12:43 pm

I hate to over simplify the game of football, but, I truly believe that it is as simple as the basics. Who ever blocks and tackles the best usually wins. And that falls on the coaches!

So get it done DAWGS!!!!!!!!

gdawg73

May 11th, 2011
12:44 pm

Sleepy Dawg, that is funny.

I don’t care what color he is as long as he is a leader and wins. A. Murray is a great athlete by the way and had an awesome freshman season compared to other UGA freshman quarterbacks. He just needs to learn to get the ball off a little bit faster and he will have a great season next year. It will also make our offensive line look better.

Of coarse, that will improve if we stop trying to throw the ball 25 yards down field every other play.

ryan

May 11th, 2011
12:46 pm

I hope so schmeckdawg it would be a disaster if we lost Crowell to JUCO Caleb King is borderline to we cannot afford to loose anymore players Chris Mayes and now Ealey i don’t thinks he ends up at UCF .

SouthGaBrave

May 11th, 2011
12:47 pm

ryan, schmeckdawg,

Not hearing anything on Crowell, as he and most other high schoolers are still finishing up.

The word today is that AJ Harmon and (potentially) Caleb King are academically ineligible. Nothing definite, but we shall see.

gdawg73

May 11th, 2011
12:48 pm

Hate to say it, but every time there is a rumor about a player going JUCO, it usually happens. CRAP!

schmeckdawg

May 11th, 2011
12:48 pm

@Sleepy Dawg

Florida did okay with Tebow and Bama did pretty well with McElroy. Both caucasian if memory serves me correctly.

I found Murray to be more than adequate in his mobility.

gdawg73

May 11th, 2011
12:49 pm

Can you imagine KING and CROWELL not making it!

McDawg

May 11th, 2011
12:49 pm

what the hell is twitter anyways

schmeckdawg

May 11th, 2011
12:50 pm

@SouthGaBrave

As I responded to ryan, I checked the official website and called the SID just a little while ago and nothing is on georgiadogs.com and the woman in the SID said that she had not heard anything like that. Let’s just hope it is true!

DawginLex

May 11th, 2011
12:50 pm

Joey, if you are not the same TROLL who posts the same stuff every day about Murray, Mett and Gray, I apologize. I thought you were one of his aliases.

Now on to Ealey, the saddest part to me is we passed on Marcus Caffey and let him sign with Kentucky because we had Ealey returning.

gdawg73

May 11th, 2011
12:50 pm

Looking forward to moving to the spread if KING and CROWELL are ineligible.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

May 11th, 2011
12:51 pm

Sleepy,

At what time where you not comfortable with the team being colored? Hey, I see two colors.. Red and Black. Your post would infer at some point you only preferred a all white team, but now you are coming around. Dont be a moron, guy!

1eyedJack

May 11th, 2011
12:52 pm

Coach Fishfry’s team led the nation in rushing last year. How’d that work out?

DawginLex

May 11th, 2011
12:52 pm

Looks like Boo Malcome is the man!

schmeckdawg

May 11th, 2011
12:53 pm

@ryan

I agree, it would be terrible if we lost those guys and I also agree that eventhough there was that link showing Washout on the UCF roster, it doesn’t make any sense as he would have to redshirt. But then again, what he has done to this point doesn’t make any sense!

schmeckdawg

May 11th, 2011
12:55 pm

@DawginLex

I wouldn’t shed one tear if that was the case. I think he is going to be the shocker at RB this year.

Dawgs Roll

May 11th, 2011
12:56 pm

My contacts in athens say that Grantham’s 3-4 D may be the best in the SEC in 2011—the Dawgs are loaded on D—this could be the year the Dawgs win the SEC, since florida is way down.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

May 11th, 2011
12:56 pm

Can fans post to Rivals? Looked like a amatuer post on the site. Also lets not jump to conclusions on King and Crowell. Also if CMR thought either would not be eligible would he have came down so hard on Ealey. Lets certainly give him the benefit of the doubht on that.

SouthGaBrave

May 11th, 2011
12:56 pm

schmeckdawg,

I hope that holds true, buddy. I will tell you that I will trust the reporting done by the fellas over at UGASports over the “self-promoting” of the school website.

Like I said, we shall see.

schmeckdawg

May 11th, 2011
12:57 pm

@gdawg73

I think Murray ran that offense in high school so who knows, it just may work.

Vince Lombardi

May 11th, 2011
12:58 pm

What the hell is going on out here? Why not a balanced offense with run and pass, with minimum turnovers? Why not a good offense and defense? You take what the other team gives you.

ryan

May 11th, 2011
12:58 pm

Thanks SouthGaBrave for that info must have Crowell in Athens but if Caleb King can’t go that will be a problem with us being so thin RB .

grad92

May 11th, 2011
12:58 pm

@schmeckdawg

I think Ken Malcome reminds me of V. Haynes. Tough between the tackles, good short yardage back, shedding tackles.

Maybe not be the quickest and fastest, but might be the best.

Rooster

May 11th, 2011
12:59 pm

Now that will be some funny s@#% if Richt ran Ealey off and he hasn’t anybody to replace him with!!!!

schmeckdawg

May 11th, 2011
12:59 pm

SouthGaBrave,

Amen my man!!!!!

Rooster

May 11th, 2011
1:02 pm

I ain’t giving Richt no damn benefit of the doubt. Richt should have been fired last year after the bowl debacle which was all his fault.

grad92

May 11th, 2011
1:03 pm

Richt is a good coach. He has done just as much in his first ten years as Dooley did in his. Let the man rebuild.

WDE

May 11th, 2011
1:03 pm

Sleepy Dawg..I would really like to drop kick you thru the goalpost of life..what a racist troll you are.

Rooster

May 11th, 2011
1:04 pm

What Richt has done doesn’t make any sense!!!!!

Suicidal Dawg

May 11th, 2011
1:04 pm

If we do not win this year to hell with Georgia. We are a slightly more successful Clemson at this point. I don’t know about y’all, but i am itching for the days of our dominance over the league to return. Richt will fail, and I will no longer pull for this team or donate any money.

ryan

May 11th, 2011
1:04 pm

Our defense will much better the secondary still has some holes now that Tree is at LB we did pass the ball a lot more last year than run and with Jay Rome ,Orsan Charles and Malcolm Mitchell we could go more to the spread .

WDE

May 11th, 2011
1:05 pm

Suicidal Dawg hit the bricks we don’t really need you…bye.

dawgster

May 11th, 2011
1:06 pm

@Dawgin Lex…I said all recriting season that we should go hard after Caffey…He would have gladly been a dawg, but we concentrated our efforts on one RB…Now with all the problems we may be in dire need…Of course hard to project that Ealey would transfer or that King could be possibly ineligible…of maybe we should have prepared a little better…Hopefullly Crowell will not have any academic problems and up to this point all signs have been that he would qualifry…Many of the stuff out there is just rumors….go dawgs

grad92

May 11th, 2011
1:07 pm

Every program goes through a few year period to rebuild. I think UGA will on the upswing and make a New Years Day bowl. Coach has won some big games and has coached well during those big games. We just need a leader to step forward. I believe Aaron and Chris Lemay will be the future of UGA football. They both have set a higher standard.

Troll Power Ratings

May 11th, 2011
1:08 pm

Sleepy Dawg = Joe (Sybil), just more of the same.

DawginLex

May 11th, 2011
1:09 pm

Run the spread option with Murray, Branden smith, Thomas, Crowell and Malcome?? Still got great tight ends to throw to out of it.

Can we implement it by boise game? Probably not. Would it work? Eventually but not this year. Not enough to save richt’s job.

Murray and Lemay would be lights out in the spread though.

Sleepy Dawg

May 11th, 2011
1:10 pm

I do not understand why I am being called a racist. I am for more black players, and all the baggage that comes along with them. If I were calling for an all white team, I could understand, but I am for the brothers not against them.

Billy Ray Valentine

May 11th, 2011
1:10 pm

Bill,

Just heard a rumor via email from a buddy….Said he thinks King will be academically ineligible. Any truth to that?

Have you heard any such rumor?

WDE

May 11th, 2011
1:11 pm

Sleepy Dawg never been much scared of a tough typing bully…I just told you to go away, your as dumb as box of rocks..mess with you I don’t even want to blog with you little fella.

ryan

May 11th, 2011
1:12 pm

I totally agree dawgster we should have defiantly singed Caffey to go along with Crowell i believe Crowell will get in to Richt this year is recruiting more RBs and not just focusing one .

aj11

May 11th, 2011
1:12 pm

@dawginlex

Agree. I think we could run a few plays from the spread this year and be effective. UF killed us with the same play over and over again.

Tide roll

May 11th, 2011
1:13 pm

You let in-state offensive line studs like James Carpenter (1st round draft pick) and Chance Warmack leave the state and those two end up forming the left side of Alabama’s National Championship offensive line! It borders on insanity! Now Kirby Smart comes back into the state and lands a commitment from Cedar Grove’s Brandon Greene, a James Carpenter clone ! What does it take to get Uga fans frustrated?!

WDE

May 11th, 2011
1:13 pm

Sleepy Dawg again dumb as a box of rocks…as you well know black folks can be racist too..anyone wanting to limit a team to any color smacks of a racist but I suspect you knew that didn’t ya brother? ‘

Sleepy Dawg

May 11th, 2011
1:14 pm

WDE, that is a wise decision my friend. Just sit back and take it.

WDE

May 11th, 2011
1:15 pm

Tide roll…speak racist and LO they appear! Tide roll you think your bunch will be better than 4th in the West this year?

aj11

May 11th, 2011
1:16 pm

Sleepy…what about the basketball team signing so many white guys this recruiting class?

Richt`s Hammer

May 11th, 2011
1:16 pm

No one can be ineligible at UGA. Just put him in the work release program at Clarke Correctional.

aj11

May 11th, 2011
1:17 pm

I think part of the problem with our defense is that we do not have any white linebackers.

aj11

May 11th, 2011
1:18 pm

Just kidding…Sleepy.

aj11

May 11th, 2011
1:19 pm

Sleepy…You sound like a dumb white guy. Go away.

WDE

May 11th, 2011
1:19 pm

Sleepy Dawg LOL that was a classic ! Your in that class that terrorizes little girls..walk on brother your not scary… well unless you were to take a long hard look at your life, biutI doubt introspection is a strong suit of yours?

Bammer

May 11th, 2011
1:20 pm

WDE that really what you’re coming with? 4th in the West the year after winning a NC? Sure…we should win it every year right? An “off” year with only 3 losses and still winning the Capital Bowl. What was UGA’s record last year?

Billy Ray Valentine

May 11th, 2011
1:22 pm

WDE, what do you think Sleepy Dawgs strong suit is?

82Dawg

May 11th, 2011
1:22 pm

@Bammer ….typical Bama fan…WDE is a Auburn fan, so why are bringing UGA into your conversation just to make Bama look better

Joey

May 11th, 2011
1:22 pm

I love Murray, Lex.

The ONLY Dawg you’ll read me griping about is Bobo.

Alphare

May 11th, 2011
1:23 pm

“the nation’s premier running back in Knowshon Moreno”.

What did Moreno win to deserve that title? I watched him for his entire stay in UGA, the only thing I knew is he was a fancy runner, didn’t do much in big games or against good defense.

Rooster

May 11th, 2011
1:23 pm

Richt is the root of all of Georgia’s problems. I have been saying it for years. You have to cut the main cancer (richt) out for Georgia to turn it around. By the way Sereals recruited Ealey. Richt never cared about Ealey from day one.

show me the evidence

May 11th, 2011
1:24 pm

that the dog D is better? A big ol juco? A sign language D coach?!?

also, some blog to express thought, some to conceal thought and 1eyedjack instead of thought.

WDE

May 11th, 2011
1:25 pm

Bammer I just hoisted the B.S banner…your fan base demands a NC every year..you and I both know it so..sorry when you end up 4th in the west of course we ask the questions. So what are your prediction for this year…it was a honest question and I wasn’t asking you or I may have phrased it differently….Tide Roll has it coming.

WDE

May 11th, 2011
1:27 pm

Billy Ray Valentine ..Sleepy’s strong suit is typing I don’t care what color the boy is he is one hell of a typist..

Joey

May 11th, 2011
1:28 pm

Richt’s Hammer, some of your, um, stuff is funny.

You need to tell us who your team is so we can give back, so to speak.

I’m guessing . . . Techie?

trupert

May 11th, 2011
1:29 pm

If this defense is as good as I think it will be, Ga will be in the hunt at the very least.

We can debate the pass verses the run all day long but the real reason that Ga has not won the SEC since 05 is a lack of defense. Ga has not had a first round defensive draft pick since 2006 atleast.Things are about to change because this year Ga will have one of the top three defenses in the SEC.

Billy Ray Valentine

May 11th, 2011
1:29 pm

ha ha!

Sleepy must have slept right english lit class when the subject of grammar came up.

Billy Ray Valentine

May 11th, 2011
1:30 pm

correction *slept right though* english lit

Athens= God's Country

May 11th, 2011
1:30 pm

Rooster

Once again, shut your negativity up!!!

You do realize that if the TEAM wins this year, RICHT will get a contract extension, don’t you?

So I ask you: Do you want the Dawgs to win this year? or
Do you want Richt to be fired?

You can only have one. He is our coach for 2011. Get on board or get the hell off!!!

ac1996

May 11th, 2011
1:31 pm

@trupert

Could not disagree more. We have been awful in converting 3 and short especially in critical situations. We have had too many 3 and outs. If we had convert a 3rd of those opportunities, are defense would have looked a lot better.

Alphare

May 11th, 2011
1:31 pm

Most UGA fans including Bill King know nothing about football. They keep hyping some fancy UGA players as the “greatest in the nation”. They don’t know what a good player is even when they see one.

Athens= God's Country

May 11th, 2011
1:33 pm

Alphare

Then why oh why do you waste your time on the UGA Blawg?

ac1996

May 11th, 2011
1:33 pm

QUESTION

If David Greene had been are quarterback the last 3 years, what would be different. I, for one, think are defense would have been better.

DawginLex

May 11th, 2011
1:33 pm

alphare,

I don’t see any of that from bill or us. AJ Green was one of the best in the nation but other than that, nobody was spouting that.

ac1996

May 11th, 2011
1:37 pm

Dawginlex…What a poor job we did in using AJ. He should have touched the ball at least 10 times a game.

Should have thrown the ball short to him more on slants and allowed him to use his speed more. We kept throwing it deep only for him to be immediately tackled. YAC would have been higher and he might have scored a few more TDs is he had open space.

monty

May 11th, 2011
1:37 pm

No great running game and no great defense = a finesse style of play. Equals can’t win the SEC. DRAFT ANALYST was right, BAMA already projected to have 4 – 1st round picks to go with the 4 1st round picks this year. They are stock-piling the talent and coaching them up.

JB

May 11th, 2011
1:38 pm

Dooley won a lot of games 14-10….. You needed no doze to watch the whole game. Go to the bathroom, get a drink and Poss BBQ and MISS NOTHING. But, he won.

kaydawg

May 11th, 2011
1:38 pm

Bullcrap!!! You absolutely MUST be able to run to the ball effectiveley especially in College football. 1: In order to control the clock. 2: An effective running game absolutely dogs a defense and gasses the opponents players Hence: Georgia/Bama Blackout (how we dawg fans remember that game)
3: Takes pressure off of the Quarterback to make plays downfield. so in otherwords Bill you’re wrong this time.

Joey

May 11th, 2011
1:39 pm

Aw, Alphare is alright.

He just gets lonely over on the Yellow Jacket Blog.

There is one, right?

WDE

May 11th, 2011
1:39 pm

Alphare = yawn.

WDE

May 11th, 2011
1:41 pm

monty..Ok my friend they are “stockpiling” and “coaching them up” blah blah bloody blah…so how is the 4th place in the West finish possible…oh I can’t wait to hear this..wonder if it will be “what was your record” or does he have a brain?? Time will tell fellow bloggers…

AltamahaDawg

May 11th, 2011
1:42 pm

God’s country, you are leaving out the full of crap cowardly third option.

Athens= God's Country

May 11th, 2011
1:43 pm

You’ve been reported Sleepy Dawg.

NFLDAWG

May 11th, 2011
1:43 pm

JB – Dooley won, but how about this…..Mark Richt has a better winning percentage than Dooley!

82Dawg

May 11th, 2011
1:43 pm

I guess Bammer decided to leave once everyone started to show how dumb he is….

UGA Insider

May 11th, 2011
1:43 pm

Rumors are flying everywhere this afternoon. I cannot confirm anything on King or Harmon. Also nothing on Crowell. If I were Ealey I wouldn’t pack my stuff just yet. He may get to be the “premier” or only rb left standing in Athens if he kisses a little CMR butt.

Can anyone see as many as 5 or 6 true freshman starting against Boise? I can.

Athens= God's Country

May 11th, 2011
1:46 pm

Alt

I believe that most of the “fans” calling for a new coach:

1. Doesn’t know squat about the game or the history of the game.
2. Has absolutely no replacement for Richt when you ask them.
3. Believes UGA football started in 2000. Yet has no idea who the coach was that year.
4. Is a Techie Nerd Virgin.

ac1996

May 11th, 2011
1:47 pm

You do not necessarily HAVE TO RUN THE BALL. You must convert short yardage situations. If that is by passing or running, it does not matter. You must control the ball and control the clock. Quarterback is not running for his life if he is making short passes.

ugaclassof2004

May 11th, 2011
1:47 pm

Keeping Mark Richt is the equivalent on putting new tires on a car with a broken transmission. If the transmission doesn’t work, you might as well just buy another car. I mean how many assistants are you going to demote/fire until you just get rid of the head guy? Richt’s a good man, but hasn’t been getting the job done. Give him a nice severance package, cut him lose, and let’s move on.

irondawg

May 11th, 2011
1:48 pm

any news that King is out becuase of grades? That is the word. Somebody has to have the inside info, Anyone?

WDE

May 11th, 2011
1:51 pm

ac1996 good points!

ac1996

May 11th, 2011
1:53 pm

@ugaclassof2004

I guess when you have a couple of down years in your marriage you need to replace the wife? Are you over 30? Do remember how awful the UGA football program was in the 90s?

Richt has been a good coach who has had a few down years. He has won big games and has had some good seasons. With a little luck, he would have played for a national championship at least one or two seasons in the early 00’s.

The man has done a good job and has earned the right to get it back on track. Every program goes through up and downs.

Bo

May 11th, 2011
1:54 pm

Irondawg, I sent that question to Chip at the mailbag. If you send it too, maybe he’ll find out. King was suspended for the bowl game for something like missing too many tutoring sessions. However, I heard that he had failed 3-4 classes and would be ineligible for this season. He practiced in spring (after he supposedly failed the classes) and I am not sure if you can practice with the team if you don’t make the grades.

irondawg

May 11th, 2011
1:57 pm

Henderson,Worley, Hampton, and Ellis (THREE FURTURE 1ST ROUND PICKS) in the same backfield in the late 80s and georgia still couldnt beat auburn and the rockers and still lost 3 games and played in average bowl game. What would fans say about that? Oh, the coach was a guy name dooley.

UGA should retire #3

May 11th, 2011
2:01 pm

UGA should retire # 3 the last 2 people to wear it have been HUGE let downs……..

irondawg

May 11th, 2011
2:02 pm

Henderson 3rd round, still a great back, out of cville

ac1996

May 11th, 2011
2:03 pm

irondawg…Great stats.

The problem we have is perception. Most coaches like Urban Cryer leave before the rebuilding process begins. So, there overall record is inflated. Had Urban stayed a few more years, he would be going through what Mark Richt is going through. UF alumn were already questioning him and he had just won two national championships.

With a new coach, the fan base will now have more patience.

RICHT has tenure and inevitably will have loses on his record. People do not like that.

What if Richt would have left UGA 3 or 4 years ago for another job? We would be crying and saying what a great coach he was. If only…

POINT IS…SHUT UP all you CRYERS and let Richt do his job.

Washed Up's record at UGA

May 11th, 2011
2:06 pm

He did have a very nice game vs GT. Congrats, Ealey.

He also DID COST us the 2009 KY game with a fumble on their 3 yd line, the 2010 SC game with a fumble on their 3 yd line and, the MSU game on their one yd line and he fumbled down close vs Arkansas and others. HE COST UGA more than he delivered.

Facts are facts. He was vastly over rated and his net cost to UGA proves that. Fumbles are a true indication of a LACK of concentration.

Good luck to Mr. Ealey. Life goes on.

Go DAWGS !!!

Rooster

May 11th, 2011
2:06 pm

Athens=God’s country, Richt should be fired!!! and quit blogging out of you mama’s basement….
heheeheehahahahhohohoho

Alphare

May 11th, 2011
2:06 pm

WDE,

what do UGA and Auburn have in common?

They both pay a good player’s friend/relative in the name of scholarship.

Actually Auburn is rumored to have paid Cam’s dad. UGA will definitely pay Crowell’s friend in the next 4 years.

DawginLex

May 11th, 2011
2:07 pm

word is that Harmon and King have placed themselves at risk of not being eligible this fall. They need 24 hours and have completed only 6. that’s a lot to get done in summer session.

TECHIE

May 11th, 2011
2:07 pm

Paul Johnson will bring a new level of dominance over UGA football this year. 3 4 will not work against us. Hahaha.

irondawg

May 11th, 2011
2:08 pm

bring back goff/Donnan if you want something to complain about, yes my days in Athens were frustrating

WDE

May 11th, 2011
2:11 pm

Alphare = yawn

irondawg

May 11th, 2011
2:12 pm

34 of tech didnt work much against uga either. I guess it will be a shootout

TECHIE

May 11th, 2011
2:14 pm

First year. We will be better this year. MY GOD. I am starting to sound like a UGA fan.

....

May 11th, 2011
2:17 pm

WDE

May 11th, 2011
2:17 pm

TECHIE you’ll need a date with an actual live woman before you start sounding like a UGA fan..sorry I could not help myself!

irondawg

May 11th, 2011
2:21 pm

except a uga fan can say at least we won

Coach Richt

May 11th, 2011
2:21 pm

First of all, I want you to know that we have had no arrests this season. That is great news.

Second, I want all you to know that Ealey has been granted his release. That is bad news.

Third, I just want you to know that King is academically ineligible. That is worse.

Finally, we do not run that ball anyway so what does it matter.

kaydawg

May 11th, 2011
2:24 pm

if you don’t like UGA then get the HELL OFF OUR BLOG!!! THis is DAWG COUNTRY, NO TIde rollin here!! GO DAWGS I BLEED RED AND BLACK!!!!

Top Dawg

May 11th, 2011
2:26 pm

(1) You forgot to mention the importance of a stout offensive line. (2) Is Branden Smith foregoing # 1?

irondawg

May 11th, 2011
2:27 pm

you got beat by a BAD BAD UGA team that got beat by UCF. Keep Richt, great coach, he is a big boy that can take the heat, and he is being very well paid, need to win, but as ga history has shown, especially you dooley fans know, it dont always happen, look at Dooley’s record outside of the walker years, lots of Ls

TECHIE

May 11th, 2011
2:29 pm

Let’s see…Have a hot girl in college and marry early? Normally, wife gets fat and ugly with you.

Or?…wait until TECH grad has a high-salary job supervising UGA grad that has a fat, ugly wife. Then, have a hot young wife later in life? Hmmm…

I know she’ll marry me for the money, but I take the second option.

irondawg

May 11th, 2011
2:32 pm

very outdated tech and uga grad joke, doesnt apply anymore, and most tech grads go back to asia to work

COACH RICHT

May 11th, 2011
2:32 pm

Bobo is not going anywhere. He keeps fans from completely blaming me for the offensive woes.

Me

May 11th, 2011
2:33 pm

“Give me your top 5 coaches to replace him?” I understand your question and let me give you a simple answer, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO REPLACES HIM. I know what Im going to get out of Mr. Preacher Man Richt. Bozo is a pathetic coach, McClendon is a joke and Tony Ball at WR is the biggest joke. We hire a temporary S&C coach. My man Greg knows what he is doing with Richt. His ass is being set up for failure. UGA is a premier coaching job and we settled on a Bobby Bowden assistant when Bowden was run out of town at FSU. Saban and Muschamp are kicking Richt’s ass in recruiting for 2012. Its been nice Richt, but get the hell out.

Big Dawg 37

May 11th, 2011
2:34 pm

The kids are weak because of their leader! The program needs some strong leader/coaches to step up and get this ship righted! Subpar attitude equals subpar results! Georgia will win 8 with the athletes they have this year, but we need athletes who will fight to win those big games!

WDE

May 11th, 2011
2:35 pm

TECHIE I swear I pity you Bugs…no one was talking marriage we were talking dates..in your case A date…you can actually date without marrying them…no need to wait..

Big Dawg 37

May 11th, 2011
2:35 pm

Bobo is a nice guy and will make a fine high school coach somewhere. Time to go!!!

AltamahaDawg

May 11th, 2011
2:35 pm

Cut him loose and move on? In May! Fire the head coach of the football team in May so we can move on? To what? An interim coach for the next 7 month. You cannot be that stupid.

COACH RICHT

May 11th, 2011
2:36 pm

My advice to Bobo is this..

“When it is 3rd and 1, fullback up the middle.”
“When is 3rd and 2, throw the bomb.”
“When it is 3rd and 10, run the draw or throw a screen.”

irondawg

May 11th, 2011
2:37 pm

uga the last few years is like the days of goff, donnan, and most of the 80s under dooley

COACH RICHT

May 11th, 2011
2:39 pm

My advice to Todd is this…

“When it is 3rd and long, rush 3 and play zone.”
“Pressure? Blitz? What’s that?”

CrackDaddy

May 11th, 2011
2:40 pm

I believe that 5.5 yds/carry is walking the talk.

McDawg

May 11th, 2011
2:41 pm

is Jenkins qualified??

NoGaGator

May 11th, 2011
2:44 pm

King is now coming up on his 5th year, and, if DawgInLex is correct, is still 18 hrs short of being on track!

What’s his major, nuclear engineering?

SSIgator

May 11th, 2011
2:45 pm

“UGA: The Junkyard Blawg A great tailback matters less than a great defense”

Uh-oh. UGA is in more trouble than I thought. They don’t have either one of the above. On the bright side though, they do have great attorneys and bail bondsmen

82Dawg

May 11th, 2011
2:45 pm

@NoGaGator …his major is how to be a D.A. and blow the chance of a life time…..

TECHIE

May 11th, 2011
2:47 pm

POP QUIZ for you UGA fans

Who won the last national championship?
a.GT b.UGA

What schools dominated UGA in the 90’s?

a. GT b. UF c. UT d. All of the above

What school has won the last conference championship?

a. GT b. UGA

Who is suppose dominate football in the state of GA but falls to meets it inflated expectations?

a. GT b. UGA

82Dawg

May 11th, 2011
2:47 pm

@SSIgator …People who live in glass houses should not throw rocks…now what was that about attorneys and bail bondsmen? I think they have been camping in Muschamps office lately…

McDawg

May 11th, 2011
2:49 pm

so under the semester sytem (we had quarters ) that is six classes he has to take this summer

no way thath appenes

DMR

May 11th, 2011
2:52 pm

Amen. Not just Georgia, but all the teams in the SEC that have had tremendous success have usually done so with a great defense. Nick Saban is a defensive mind. LSU’s defense has been loaded with All Conference d-linemen. Florida for all their offensive firepower in recent years have had great defenses. THIS IS WHERE IT IS WON AND LOST.

Grantham’s defense will really have to step up to keep Georgia in games; especially early in the season. If our front seven can control the line of scrimmage and pressure the quarterback, then Georgia can have a good to great year. If not, Athens…we have a problem.

DawginLex

May 11th, 2011
2:56 pm

If king flunks out, panic will set in. We will have 2 freshman running backs, Malcome and Crowell competing for the starting spot with Thomas, as senior as the fill in.

NOW do we all wish that Richt had recruited Marcus Caffey and not let him go to Kentucky?

Oh well. The defense was going to have to carry the day anyway. So be it. We won in 2002 with Musa Smith and practically no one else. Here’s hoping Malcome can be that guy and Crowell can learn quickly.

WDE

May 11th, 2011
2:56 pm

SSIgator no I’m not going to ask how many wins in the SEC or anywhere else does that HC of yours have…but rather think you’ll have a enough players left that 1) aren’t busted smoking dope or 2) transferred to field a complete team this year….I mean its like rats leaving a sinking ship in G’ville these days..

TECHIE

May 11th, 2011
2:57 pm

Why are you guys so worried about a running back? You do not run the bally anyway.

CFBFan

May 11th, 2011
2:59 pm

Rumor is that King is currently academically ineligble. Has the summer to get his grades up. He has submitted an appeal, but unless it was a grading error and appeal won’t be granted because your grades are what they are, unless due to error.

Stay tuned, Carlton Thomas may be the top RB this fall.

JB

May 11th, 2011
3:00 pm

Hummmm…. 234 hits on this blog and only 20 hits on the Tech blog at 11:34…. Don’t the Tech Alum in India blog?

LSU

May 11th, 2011
3:00 pm

We have an opening for KING and he would qualify right now.

JB

May 11th, 2011
3:02 pm

If we open with Carlton Thomas as the only experience and Malcome and Crowell, if he qualifies, we might be hurting. Brandon Smith, welcome to tailback.

TECHIE

May 11th, 2011
3:03 pm

Hmmmm…Find joy in point out the obvious that UGA is a second tier program. Always have, always will. To bad you guys never live up to expectations.

It is time for me to go and work. Lunch break was enjoyable. UGA sucks.

JB

May 11th, 2011
3:04 pm

We already have a third string TE playing FB…….oh boy.

JB

May 11th, 2011
3:05 pm

Boy, if we’re second tier, What is Tech that we beat them every year?

NoGaGator

May 11th, 2011
3:15 pm

WDE -

I will gladly bet you that our coach – with no head coaching experience – has a better record this year than your NC head coach.

We can also look forward to the soap opera for AU this year with their impending NCAA suspensions to come. Better get in shape and suck your Cammie juice Trooper, they’re coming after you!

UGA Insider

May 11th, 2011
3:17 pm

CMR and staff should have been notified that King and Crowell may not be eligible next fall before kicking Washaun off the team. This news today is shocking if true. I mean, what was the point of arguing over snaps with Washaun if he was to be the only guy left with game experience??? Poor, poor management. I hope CMR can turn this around but I just don’t see how. I’m afraid McGarity is thinking the same thing.

gdawg73

May 11th, 2011
3:19 pm

Can we say spread?

edumacated

May 11th, 2011
3:25 pm

Bill, you are an eternal optimist. Georgia will obviously have a pretty crappy running game early on next season, so now you say “We only need a great defense!”
Whatever, I’m not buying it.
Murray is going to be running for his life next year. Better yet, he might spend the year on the bench after he gets ploughed by a linebacker because Crowell misses a block.

SSIgator

May 11th, 2011
3:27 pm

UGA Insider -

Are you implying that the AD may have setup Richt by keeping silent about the lack of hours for King or was Richt aware of the situation and will blame everyone else at the end of the year for not having enough players to do the best job he could have?

AltamahaDawg

May 11th, 2011
3:29 pm

Washaun’s status with Georgia has nothing to do with anyone but Washaun.

matt

May 11th, 2011
3:29 pm

Musa- Chris Peterson and staff, Mack Brown and staff, Bob Stoops and staff, Nick Saban and staff, Pellini and staff, Dan Mullen and staff

That’s 6.

irondawg

May 11th, 2011
3:30 pm

hines ward was used as a tailback, but then again he played for the dogs went they would have begged for Richt type of production

Bodda Getta

May 11th, 2011
3:30 pm

Aurburn has already been investigated twice and nothing worthy of significant penalties were found.

But KEEP HOPE ALIVE butthurt Gator.

Deep down, you know Auburn owns Florida.

irondawg

May 11th, 2011
3:30 pm

mack brown just fired most of his staff after a terrible year

irondawg

May 11th, 2011
3:31 pm

pellini cant even win the big 12

ca dawg

May 11th, 2011
3:31 pm

bill: why are you so negative? i agree that defense is the key to getting us back on top. so why not actually discuss the defense and all the reasons we have to be optimistic about it heading into 2011? i respectfully disagree with the soi-disant “draft analyst” about the level of talent on our defense coming into 2011–we don’t measure up to bama, for sure, but no one else does either, so that’s hardly a fair comparison. do we have 4 first round picks? no, but we’ve got plenty of talented kids who can get after it.

you spent more time complaining about richt not running the ball than talking about our defense. i challenge you to breathe a positive word — just one — about our dawgs at some point this summer.

irondawg

May 11th, 2011
3:34 pm

though I like richt, I would take Saban, I was in Athens during the Goff and Donnan, Mason denial, I will take the last few years, just needs to be turned around, can not except to be average like tech much longer. At least their grads get to go back to asia

Bodda Getta

May 11th, 2011
3:36 pm

Nice job Bill.

A great tailback matters less than a great defense?

This is true if you have a dominant rusher at QB…which obviously Georgia does not have.

Georgia obviously does not have a great defense or a great tailback or as it appears, any tailback at all this season.

Georgia has a great punter. Write about that.

Bodda Getta

May 11th, 2011
3:38 pm

Irondawg,

Mack Brown will be Georgia’s head coach next year.

You heard it here.

Dunhill

May 11th, 2011
3:39 pm

Hi Bill–

The offense needs to learn how to score more than 2 td’s a game against ranked teams.

I remember back in the Stafford/Moreno heydays, we’d put up 35 a game against ranked teams.

Down to 14 a game now.

That’s the problem.

dooley guy

May 11th, 2011
3:39 pm

best defense is one on the sideline with the offence controling the ball and scoring . Keep there offence off the field and your defense looks better. Defense has to help themselves and stop the third down conversions. time of possion does matter.

Dawg Tell

May 11th, 2011
3:43 pm

Defense wins championships.However a strong running game controls the clock which is a asset for the defense.UGA has not had a running attack for the last three years.It shows in the win/loss record.WE need a strong offensive line to go with a good defense to win in the SEC.Without both it will be a long season. GO DAWGS!

WDE

May 11th, 2011
3:45 pm

Bodda Getta where can we buy what your smoking?

DawginLex

May 11th, 2011
3:52 pm

crowell hasn’t graduated high school yet Insider?

how in the he!! is he ineligible at UGA already?

ugaclassof2004

May 11th, 2011
3:55 pm

@ac1996

Yes I remember how bad UGA football was in the 1990’s and guess what: we’re back there now. A down year is one thing, but getting consistently worse for the LAST THREE YEARS is another. I swear this blind loyalty to Richt is the damnest thing I’ve ever seen. Every other SEC fan I have talked doesn’t understand why we keep him, and I honest to God have no sufficient answer.

And BTW a Good Divorce is better than a Bad Marriage.

ugaclassof2004

May 11th, 2011
3:56 pm

@ac1996

Yes I remember how bad UGA football was in the 1990’s and guess what: we’re back there now. A down year is one thing, but getting consistently worse for the LAST THREE YEARS is another. I swear this blind loyalty to Richt is the damnest thing I’ve ever seen. Every other SEC fan I have talked to doesn’t understand why we keep him, and I honest to God have no sufficient answer.

And BTW a Good Divorce is better than a Bad Marriage.

JB

May 11th, 2011
3:59 pm

IF Crowell has to go the Military Route in Virginia this year, we will be playing players at RB who are not RB’s. Let’s all hope Crowell is in. I watched his highlights on Youtube this week. He’s pretty darn good.

JB

May 11th, 2011
4:02 pm

Seems like the air is coming out of the balloon just because Ealey is gone. I swear, I’ll take Brando Smith 20 rush’s a game over him.

Dawg4ever

May 11th, 2011
4:02 pm

If you are able to run the ball successfully, and stop the run successfully, you will be successful. Unfortunately UGA can’t do either, that is why it will be a long season again this fall. Add the fact that UGA has a terrible offensive line, average receivers,average or below running backs, a terrible secondary, and a very questionable front 7, and this fall seems to have disaster written all over it. Don’t see any reason to expect any change from last year’s record. But i forgot Richt and his coaches are the best in the SEC at developing a game plan, and coaching their players up. RIGHT!! LOL. But Richt knows what the helllllllll he is doing, that’s why he has a .500 record in the SEC the past 3 years. This team will suck again this fall, and then preacherboy will have to fall on his own sword finally.

AltamahaDawg

May 11th, 2011
4:03 pm

Big weed smoker are you WDE?

Better Dawgs!

May 11th, 2011
4:04 pm

JunkYard D in 2011 will be back! Don’t worry! IC and KM at tail. We will be fine. See you in the Dome LSU.

WDE

May 11th, 2011
4:08 pm

AltamahaDawg LOL nope never have been…but really this must be killer sh&& !

THE TRUTH

May 11th, 2011
4:13 pm

Ealey was good but over-rated.
Richt is a Very good coach, but he isn’t coaching anymore.
Bobo experiment should be over; it has failed.
UGA had very good defenses under Vangorder, then came Willie. Defenses were OK w/ Vangorder left-overs, but then it all went downhill -Quick.
Moreno & Stafford were over-rated. Stafford had great arm-strength but Joe Cox could throw a more catchable long ball. Moreno took too many plays off. BOTH of them had too much ‘power’ over Richt & Co.
Jury is out on Grantham; we will know this yr if he’s a true D-cord.
O-line will likely be bad this yr, so there will likely be a good QB that will have no time to throw & a good RB that won’t be able to run. I hope I’m wrong. If I’m right Right will be job searching this time next yr.

Snoop Dawg

May 11th, 2011
4:16 pm

The real skill players are the hogs on the line. Until the UGA gets a great line, Jesus could not break 1,000 yards in a season… Amd without a superior line, your quarterback tends to get concussions or else throws interceptions while he is scrambling for his life.

Throw away the koolaid, folks…

astrouga

May 11th, 2011
4:16 pm

UGA is not running back edu. We had had a few decent backs, but that is it. Too many people are already claiming Crowell is going to rush for 1000 yards this season — really? The kid hasn’t even played a down of college ball. UGA just needs a few backs to produce each game. They don’t need a 100-yard back, just 100+ yards a game. Defense and passing are the best hope for UGA this year.

Real Dawg Fan

May 11th, 2011
4:18 pm

O-Line will be decent, defense looks good, strong at RB…might be the Year of the Dawg since most of the SEC is in a “rebuilding” year

Jasper Sanks

May 11th, 2011
4:22 pm

it was NOT a fumble. i cannot help the zebras make the right call but the replay clearly shows i was down.

CFBFan

May 11th, 2011
4:25 pm

If you guys don’t like the news about King or Crowell, wait to you hear John Jenkins’ academic standing. I’ll give you a hint, let’s say that all he must have focused on in JUCO was football and nothing else.

BBPrince

May 11th, 2011
4:27 pm

Murray just has a few tweaks.

All he has to do is fix his:
1) 0-6 record against winning teams
2) 3rd down accuracy
3) 3rd down pass efficiency
4) 3rd and long accuracy
5) 4th quarter accuracy
6) 4th quarter pass efficency
7) tendance to commit 3-4 to’s in big games
8) tendancy to hold onto the ball too long (25 sacks vs. 8 with Cox)
9) poor pass accuracy in 1st quarter
10) poor pass efficiency in 1st quarter
11) poor 1.6 td td to int ratio against ranked teams (5 td’s/3 int’s)

Fix those 11 things, and Murray will be great.

AltamahaDawg

May 11th, 2011
4:30 pm

Ah, just a fan of worn out cliche’s?

UgaSouth

May 11th, 2011
4:30 pm

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UgaSouth

May 11th, 2011
4:34 pm

With academic ineligibility having decimated the RB and OL positions, we better have a good D! Harmon and Caleb King are big losses!

Dallas,Tx Dawg

May 11th, 2011
4:36 pm

Some of you guys kill me with your doomsday stuff about this being Mark Richts’ last year. Half of you never played football past middle school and couldn’t beat a video game version of college football. I have always loved, and always will UGA. We are not going to win the SEC every year or even every other year, so whats with all this garbage about us being poor again this year ? I feel very good about our chances in the east and some of our players just may surprise you. As die hard as I am, some of you make complete asses of yourself talking about things which you know nothing about. This year will be a great year of Georgia football, and how short your memories are about getting a new coach. Does anyone need to be reminded of Goff,Donnan ? Seriuosly, stick a sock in it !!! nobody cares about what YOU think the DAWGS should do to win a championship. Go back to watching your Nascar, and make your doublewide payment !!

AltamahaDawg

May 11th, 2011
4:36 pm

Is it possible that you could sit around and think about Aaron Murray ANY more time during your day?

rocketfuel

May 11th, 2011
4:39 pm

Hopefully after this year the CMR era will be over at UGA.He can take the money and run.Alot of folks are clamoring for Kirby Smart as the next HC.Have to wait and see what this season brings.I would love to see the Dawgs go 10-2 or 11-1 and win the SEC,unfortunately that means CMR will get an extension and we will be mediocre again.

Mystery Blue

May 11th, 2011
4:45 pm

The biggest change that CMR needs to make is to stop recruiting the low-class illiterate jerkoffs 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 punks who are much closer to a gang than a team.

It’s sickening to see dummies and goons like these representing the state’s flagship university.

Dallas,Tx Dawg

May 11th, 2011
4:45 pm

Or better yet, we can go plunk down big money for a coach with a name, like Rich Rodriguez !! yeah, that should do it. Ask Michigan if they wouldn’t like to have a do over on that one !!!!!

dawgster

May 11th, 2011
4:45 pm

@CBF Fan..Please enlighten us with your facts if you have some…I suspect you don’t have any, but if so, please share them with us if you are going to make statements about a young man’s personal life….

Sarai in East Point

May 11th, 2011
4:47 pm

Kirby Smart is the hope and future of this team. Richt has to go, hopefully the day after SC hands this team their heads on a platter.

Richt`s Hammer

May 11th, 2011
4:51 pm

Boise State 78 Dawgs 3

Dallas,Tx Dawg

May 11th, 2011
4:52 pm

Dawgster, I wouldn’t sweat his stupidity. Some of these guys must be on their break at Burger King. They wish they knew what they were talking about. They are the same fans who stand up and cheer when we win the SEC, but fairweather fans are plentiful at UGA.

THE TRUTH

May 11th, 2011
4:53 pm

Dallas,Tx Dawg , and I could say ‘What about AU’? What about ALA?

Not saying that RIcht should go yet, but he’s digging an aweful large hole. Let ’s hope he doesn’t fall in.

kevin

May 11th, 2011
4:54 pm

BBPrince,

Nice observations, except you leave out that Murray had the highest QB rating of all freshmans in CFB and comes into the SEC this year as the unchallenged best QB in the league.

NCdawg

May 11th, 2011
4:54 pm

Short memories. How many times during the Dooley years did I hear, “Damn it, Dooley, PASS THE BALL!”

THE TRUTH

May 11th, 2011
4:55 pm

Sarai in East Point, Kirby Smart? Seriously??? I remember Kirby getting dragged up & down the field when he played. He running Saban’s D –not his own. He hasn’t proved that he can coach a defense on his own –no need to think he could handle a HC job.

Dallas,Tx Dawg

May 11th, 2011
4:56 pm

Sarai in East Point- Kirby Smart ??? really ?? Kinda like Obama was the hope and future of this country . What’s next ? unicorn farts and candyland dreams !!! Where do you get this stuff ?? Kirby Smart didn’t want to come home when he had the chance, what makes you think he wants to come back next year ???

CFBFan

May 11th, 2011
4:56 pm

Dawgster,

Not going to say anything about a young man’s personal life more than what I stated earlier. Pay for your Scout account and join the Dawg vent for inside information.

Everything I have said on here was said by insider UGA fans on the DawgVent, so who works at Burger Kind again?

dawgster

May 11th, 2011
4:57 pm

@Dallas, Tx Dawg…you’r right, it just seems that comments such as his breeds stupidity from others…Also….trying to figure out this info on King when they just finished finals today at UGA…Grades not posted yet and won’t be for a few days I believe….I wish some of these so called experts that have all this info would disclose where its coming from…I’m sure the University would love to know who is leaking this out to these blog sites….go dawgs

Dallas,Tx Dawg

May 11th, 2011
5:04 pm

Dawgster, all that “information” that he is paying big bucks for, comes with a free frosted orange at the Varsity, and a year supply of rice-a-roni, the San Francisco treat !!! They probably get it from somebody who works at the dorm and washes the dishes. What a waste. But I too will be interested in what everyones grades are. Go Dawgs !!!

dawgster

May 11th, 2011
5:07 pm

@CBF Fan…You are doing a good job of dodging the answer…Scout.Com..now theres a source i would trust in any situation,…Then state that you heard or read or whatever when you make comments like the one you did regarding Jenkins…At least know that you were not just coming up with your on stuff…Don’t quite get the Burger King comment…but I’m an alumni of UGA and am a former dawg, and am quite proud of it..It disturbs me when people like yourself and others spread things that you have no knowledge of…At this point I can’t deny or confirm anything you have stated, however, I would suggest you think about what you post about a young mans personal life on these blogs…Spin it anyway you like but you know what your post said and I don’t believe you indicated that it was something that you read on Scout.com or wherever until you were confronted with it….Oh i forgot you mentioned the Dawgvent….If those are your sources then have at it….

CamdenMark

May 11th, 2011
5:08 pm

I want to know what kind of dimwit calls a 4 wide spread on 3rd and 3 and has all of them run deep routes,eh Booboo.Felt like throwing a brick thru the tube.

Fisher

May 11th, 2011
5:08 pm

Western Carolina 92, TECH 6 (missed the extra point kick)

kevin

May 11th, 2011
5:08 pm

Dallas TX Dawg,

Actually, some of us think Obama is doing a fine job running the country. Certainly, he is doing better than the bozo that held the office before him. That said, It’s a football blog.–why not talk football and keep the hannity regurgitation to yourself.

CamdenMark

May 11th, 2011
5:13 pm

Bama’s doing a fine job tearing down the Republic and communizing the country,couldn’t agree more.(dimwit)

CFBFan

May 11th, 2011
5:13 pm

Dawgster,

Don’t shoot the messenger. My only argument is that what I have said comes from dawg fans themselves, but hey, take it how you will. But if something breaks on this, don’t be surprised. I am not dodging the question, I don’t want to post detailed inside info on a public blog such as this one.

Didn’t say you had to believe it. The info stems from a blog and that in an of itself isn’t the best source, however, it comes from inside dawg fans so there may be some merit to it.

BTW, word is that King has already failed a class before the finals whic is why this leaked before grades are released and why he has filed an appeal.

BornADawg

May 11th, 2011
5:15 pm

Even though I have never been a fan of Bobo because of his predictability, I have said all along our offense is not the problem. In ‘09 we averaged over 30 points a game, in most conferences enough to to get you to the championship game. The probalem was and still is giving up way too many points on defense.

I truly believe we will see a defense of old this year that will have everyone wishing every day was Saturday…I know I can’t wait!

For all you people who keep coming on here everyday with different names but same person, please, get a life! Your dribble gets very tiring. Enjoy reading posts from true Dawg fans with a point and an optimistic poiint of view. Maybe there can be a site set up for poor mouthers, losers, whiners and wannabe’s and let the true Dawgs fans carry on intelligent conversations about football…Go DAWGS!

kevin

May 11th, 2011
5:17 pm

CamdenMark,

Clearly, you know nothing about communism. Again, sounds like Fox news sound bytes. You should try having an original opinion–and an educated one.

dawgster

May 11th, 2011
5:18 pm

Ok CBF…at least you were man enough to support your sources and state where you are getting your info…I actually have contacted two people that I can trust and they have no such info, but that doesen’t mean its not out there…but I appreciate you stepping up to the plate and at least say where you received the info…can’t ask more than that….go dawgs

Effie's of Athens Boarding House

May 11th, 2011
5:18 pm

South Carolina and Spurrier finally won an SEC East title,
after learning you have to “run the ball” consistenly.
Even pass-happy Petrino at Arkansas understands that.

Effie's of Athens Boarding House

May 11th, 2011
5:19 pm

Consistently run the damn ball.

CFBFan

May 11th, 2011
5:24 pm

Dawgster,

Wasn’t looking to start any animosity, but I hate pay sites and think people on public sites should get to hear some of the stuff that gets said on the “insider” sites.

Wouldn’t surprise me if nothing happened even if there were issues. It IS the SEC.

kevin

May 11th, 2011
5:24 pm

Agreed Effie. A committed, consistent running attack wins games. Eats clock, keeps the other teams offense off the field and the defense rested.

ryan

May 11th, 2011
5:25 pm

Hopefully King will take some summer classes to get his grades up i am sure he will i think Crowell will be fine as well i keep hearing some chatter about Kieth Marshall it looks better and better every day for the dawgs to get him .

ryan

May 11th, 2011
5:30 pm

I agree with dawgster we need wait and see when UGA post the grades rumors are rumors but King has time to get his grades up if he takes summer classes and will be ready for the fall .

fpice

May 11th, 2011
5:45 pm

Once again, it is always another reason that is the cause of the dismal football program. It is never Mark Richt’s fault. I am in my 60’s. I hope to live long enough for UGA to have a REAL coach. Richt needs to become a preacher or whatever.

shepdawg14

May 11th, 2011
5:57 pm

The problem with our running game has more to do with facing 8 man fronts and blocking those 8 with 7 than it does with running backs or even offensive lineman. There is almost always 1 more player in the box than we can block and when that unblocked player is from Florida or Tenn (usually) or any other stout SEC defense then we are going to get stuffed. So while we all want to run the ball better, we have to recognize that the game has changed and we must throw the ball when we are 1 on 1 with a DB and get people off of us. We had great success this year and every year running the ball when the box was not stacked regardless of the opponent. If we will be more committed to throwing the ball when the box is stacked and running when it is not, then we will be much more successful. When Richt first came to Georgia that was what he hung his hat on. I remember him saying he did not care if we threw for 400 or ran for 400. We were going to take what the defense gave us. We are no longer that team. We are going to run x amount of times come hell or high water and it is getting us beat again and again. The reverse holds true for our defense. Go Dawgs!

dawgster

May 11th, 2011
6:00 pm

@CBF…didn’t take as animosity, probably shouldn’t have singled you out, so I apologize for that…just felt that alot of info was being thrown out there by many with nothing substantial to back it up…thats all….I understand rumors and inside info…i get that…been given that before and some pan out, others don’t….I’m always going to defend the dawg program, don’t always agree with everything that goes on, but will defend them when I feel the need..You and me are good…I just hope others will be careful what they post and not spread stuff without at least disclosing where a rumor is coming from..and right now, it appears that there are plenty of rumors to go around, hopefully only the good ones will come to light…go dawgs

BirdDog

May 11th, 2011
6:02 pm

Shep, you are spot on sir! Excellent points.

ryan

May 11th, 2011
6:12 pm

Hey dawgster i agree we just need wait and see what the grades are 247 sports will have something on this just hope these are just rumors nothing else .

dawgster

May 11th, 2011
6:13 pm

@fpice…since you are old enough, then surely you remember the 90’s…was that Coach Richt’s fault also?…Do you even have a clue as to his record over the past 10 years on not where it ranks among georgia coaches, but nationally as well…Of course you don’t…Know one is denying the past couple years have not been what we expected…and regardless of what you think about last years record, the fact is that with a few breaks here or there and possibly some players that actually were out on the field not making some mistakes(which is part of any sport), we could have had some wins, but it didn’t happen and it is what it is…

I personally don’t won’t to see us regroup and start over, perhaps many do, but I believe that Coach Richt has done enough for UGA over the past 10 years to be given the opportunity to turn things around…If it doesn’t happen, and I suspect you and others hope it doesn’t so you can get your wish, then I have faith in Greg…He is a true dawg all the way and will do what’s best for the program…so be patient and see what transpires…Myself, I hoping and supporting our team as hard, if not harder next year…go dawgs….Oh and please is it not time to stop the “preacher man” analogy…Really you’re in your 60’s and yet you throw out childish stuff like that about a man who happens to also have strong Christian Beliefs…Say what you want about Coaching or whatever, but is it relative to use the term ‘preacher man”..I would think he deserves a little more respect than that…

dawgster

May 11th, 2011
6:19 pm

@ryan…agree, but if there are any truths to this info, the coaching staff will take a bashing from the so called dawg fans on here, but in my opinion many of them are not true dawg fans..you see now why last year I was basically screaming to go get Marcus Caffey..Through some coaching contacts this young man would have been a dawg without hesitation, but we evidently didn’t concentrate our efforts there..Yes we won the battle for Crowell, but I knew and felt concern that we were not putting all of our efforts into a RB that actually wanted to be a dawg…There was also one other RB, that left the state that we could have also had, if we had tweaked the relationship a little sooner….go dawgs

SouthernBred

May 11th, 2011
6:23 pm

I bet ole Spurrier thinks a great tailback is a lot more important than a great defense.

SPurrier beat Bama, Florida & Georgia with his new tailback in the same season.

Dawg 39

May 11th, 2011
6:26 pm

The OL was the problem last year & may be the problem this year. 8 in the box & 7 blockers will always be a problem (beats 9 blocking 11) & that is why passing is essential in CFB today.
We will see after the 2011 season ends but meanwhile I support thr Dawgs & the Coaches.
None of the current Dawg Coaches need to be concerned about their long term futures. They will all be around sucessfully for a long period of time. It Is their Bashers that need to check their Hole Card.

Beast from the East

May 11th, 2011
6:51 pm

Defense wins championships. There is the rare exception, like Auburn last year and Texas when they had Vince Young. UF has won 3 NC’s without a “premier” tailback. You DO need to have a balanced offensive attack, but a Hershel Walker is not required.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

May 11th, 2011
7:06 pm

How about USC? Oklahoma? It is not a rare exception. Teams with lethal offensive weapons at the skill positions in College Football go far. When was the last National Champion a grind it out defensively set team? The 2000 NT game UO/FSU was 13-2. Every other NT game is like a game of Madden Football. Go check the scores. Teams need to score points in bunchs and have a solid, opportunistic defense.

Effie's of Athens Boarding House

May 11th, 2011
7:08 pm

Unfortunately,
the jury is still out concerning Todd Grantham and his 3-4 defense.

First losing record in many years under his defensive watch.

Megan

May 11th, 2011
7:08 pm

As I have heard all my life… “Even if YOU score, you will sometimes lose but, if THEY dont score, THEY will NEVER win!

Paddy

May 11th, 2011
7:10 pm

Joe you are sooooo right. You win championships with offense. Bill should be focused on the OL. If we have a repeat of the last 2 years, we are looking at a 6 win season.

Chris

May 11th, 2011
7:21 pm

Bill,
I have loved the hire of Mark Richt since his first season. I remember him trying to run a version of a two minute offense the entire game and he brought results. Those early teams had swagger, emotional toughness, punch you in the mouth mentality. Much of that credit has to go to Van Gorder.
But for the first time, I am starting to doubt his ability. I hope it’s just one of those cyclical things and he has shown some ability to change although it’s glacial…those directional kicks were a nightmare. Strength and conditioning..all you have to do is look at how Alabama players fill out their uniforms.

Given how most people think this may be Richt’s last season (which I would hate), who would most people want to hire in his place? I would definitely target Chris Peterson from Boise State or the coach at TCU. Those teams are just fundamentally sound. Really hope that doesn’t come down to that. I’ve been a passionate dog fan for 35 years, living and dying on every play. I only plan on living another 20 years so please, I’m begging for one more magical season like ‘80. If not that, then at least can we be in the national picture with ESPN discussing us late in November?

Beast from the East

May 11th, 2011
7:43 pm

Lowcountry,
I disagree. LSU won because of their defense in 2003 and 2007. UF won because of their defense in 2006 and in large part 2008. In 2006 UF’s defense dominated the most potent attack in the country (OSU). In 2008 UF won because they shut down the highest scoring offense of all time (OU). If offenses were more important, then UF would not have beaten either of those teams. Yes, you have to have a pretty good offense to win it all, but most of the time the better defense is the difference.

CamdenMark

May 11th, 2011
7:50 pm

UGA’s problems over the last few years have all been coaching related.Poor execution,missed assignments,players out of position,undisciplined on and off the field,weak and poorly conditioned.
I have seen no real lack of talent,just effort and motivation,something that also falls on the coachs.
Having said all that I hope the changes in Coach Richts work load (etc) ,Coach T in the conditioning program and Coach Granthem,who appears to be instilling a little much needed fire, at DC will get things turned around.Coach Richt is a fine man and I like him alot but the job of a 2 mil + dollar a year coach is to field a good FB team that wins games or at the very least is “in” games and does not embarrass the school and the state.

truedawg

May 11th, 2011
7:57 pm

Mark Richt knows what the…ok. The defense will be a wall agianst the run this year. You saw it here first. no team will have success running the ball against the Dawgs. Our pass defense will depend on or pass rushers. Our cover guys will need to get better, hopefully they will improve. Our offense needs to work on some screen plays. use those tight ends. The running game will depend on the O line. I truthfully have no idea. How many times have we thought we were stacked on the line just to be disappointed. I can’t wait to see if the conditioning is there, from the looks of the players the strength is coming right along.
GO DAWGS!!!

truedawg

May 11th, 2011
8:07 pm

Beast I agree, a D wins Titles. And alot of Luck (see LSU) If our D could have held, we would have beat AU last year! UF’s D was awsome there last title. Last Bama title was impressive D. I’m really not overly worried about the running game. We have some talent there, i just can’t say it enough..O line. championships are won in the trenches. Last year our linemen were fat, slow, and weak. …uninspired. I love CMR I just hope he can right the ship. I’ll be cheering him and the DAWGS in the Dome!

Coolio is Awesome

May 11th, 2011
8:24 pm

Bunch of keybangers

It Ain't Rocket Science

May 11th, 2011
8:35 pm

If our D controls the line of scrimmage, they can force mistakes and give opportunities for the offense. Our D line is going to be somewhere in the area of good to truely great so the opportunity will be there.
We may still have a decent running game if King steps up to the plate, and gives his all. Crowell, in my opinion, will need to be worked into the offense slowly so he can adjust to the big ole boys on the other side from different teams. No sure yet about Boo, but he could also be significant as well, provided he learns how to block when needed and does not get hurt.
The defense will have to be the strength of UGA this fall and I think they have the players to be a top defense. We will need our secondary to step it up a little but I think they can and will. I was a little skeptical at first about going to a 3-4 defensive setup, but I now believe, with the big uglies we have to man the front, they are going to be very good.

rocketfuel

May 11th, 2011
9:02 pm

CMR needs to let the coaches chew some ass if needed,without Saint Richt getting on to them for it.,

bwkdawg

May 11th, 2011
9:03 pm

As far as the eligibility issues Im hearing the samething on rivals, but from what they say, jenkins issue has to do with a class he had previously taken and passed he some how got schedueled in that class again and when he realized he had already taken that class he stop going to that class but forgot to drop it, but they say sources at MGC say the issue is being resolved, also according to rivals king and harmon’s issues are being appealed. This is coming from one of the sports writers at rivals.

Return to Glory

May 11th, 2011
9:05 pm

Well said Bill, you ain’t gonna lose if the other team can’t score !!!

KB

May 11th, 2011
9:10 pm

there are many aspects to having a wining team/program. Defense has been one of biggest shortcomings of late. But our list is long: not being able score in the red zone, turnovers, penalties, laying-down-and quitting, off field discipline, special teams etc.

Good luck CMR. You are a great man and role model but if you don’t turn it around we’ll see you on ESPN opposite Holtz.

Bawbie

May 11th, 2011
9:16 pm

Diamond dogs lose to Mercer. FIRE DAVE PERNO! FIRE MARK RICHT!

SOGADOG

May 11th, 2011
9:25 pm

I disagree look at South Carolna, they always throw the ball and play good defense but they did not win an SEC east until Lattimore arrived.

dawg48

May 11th, 2011
9:26 pm

I want to see a great deffence and a great running game! heck and a great passing attack to! is that to much to ask?

Dallas,Tx Dawg

May 11th, 2011
9:31 pm

As soon as any of you think you can do better, apply for the job !!! like to see how many SEC championships you’d win !!!

CMR Titanic

May 11th, 2011
9:54 pm

As of today The Boise Game was still not sold out. Many UGA fans know this program is in BIG trouble.

rocketfuel

May 11th, 2011
9:54 pm

Spoken like a TRUE TX.,Disney Dawg

Steve Superior

May 11th, 2011
9:57 pm

You inbred rednecks Crowell is no Latimore. South Carolina makes it two in a row over the pups. Put that in your pipe and smoke it with your former guy Justin Houston.

D Rules

May 11th, 2011
10:04 pm

This could be the best Ga D in 20 years in Athens. Grantham is building a machine—this D will shut down sc and fla cold—mark it down. Ga wins the SEC east.

P. Bull Terrier

May 11th, 2011
11:08 pm

Too many Georgia fans are still living in the Hershel Walker years. College football has changed since the days when you could simply hand the ball to a back like Hershel 90% of the time and let him do his thing. Defensive players are stronger and faster than they were in Hershel’s day, and the defensive schemes are much more complex. That’s not to say that a great running back doesn’t make a difference in an offense, or that a good running game doesn’t improve a team’s chances to win, but it takes more than a great running game to win in the SEC today.

I have seen a few people (probably Joe, posing as a few people) claim that Washan Ealey was as good as Hershel because they both averaged a similar 5+ yards per carry, and imply that Georgia and Ealey could have duplicated the success of Hershel’s early 80’s teams if Richt would have only handed the ball to Ealey more often. Ignoring the fact that Hershel works harder every day before lunch than Ealey has in his life, the idea that a player averaging 5+ yards per carry in a balanced offense could do the same thing in an offense where everyone in the stadium knows he’s going to run the ball play after play completely ignores the improvements on the defensive side of the ball in the last several decades.

If Georgia’s defense can improve to the point where it is among the top defenses in the SEC, they have more than enough weapons on the offensive side of the ball to get the job done.

Ed (The Original)

May 11th, 2011
11:18 pm

I drank the Mark Richt Kool Aid for years, but the ‘08 season really opened my eyes. We won 10 games on superior talent (NFL 1st round talent in a couple of cases), but collapsed whenever challenged by a tough opponent – Alabama and Florida, and Tech in the second half. ‘09 and ‘10 only reinforced my belief that Richt simply isn’t a good coach. And he brings in a low-rent class of players from a character standpoint. Ealey is just the latest example. Richt is infatuated with the bad boys; they just need to have 4 stars by their name. How’s that working out for you, coach? Hopefully ‘11 really will be his farewell tour, his act has worn thin.

icedawg

May 11th, 2011
11:20 pm

Let’s see, you keep your opponent from scoring, you kick a field goal and win! Don’t know if it is a trend but last year was not the year of the defense on any team. People want high scoring games, they got ‘em. There was no stellar defense in the SEC or any other conference that I can remember. I wonder what a team would be like if it had both a decent defense and offense? Hadn’t seen that at UGA in a while. Maybe this is the year.

RED DOG 77

May 12th, 2011
12:22 am

No doubt, our defense will be the strength of our football team this year………One thing to remember my doubting friends out there, though our “skill” players on offense are basically untested, there is talent………especially with Crowell’s arrival, most would say “BUT LOOK AT OUR PITIFUL OLINE”…………..You might also want to think about the “new” strength and conditioning program that has made monsters out of our dline…………must have been some effect on the oline, wouldn’t ya say?………becha our Oline will surprise alot of people this year………..RED

Chris

May 12th, 2011
12:34 am

This could be the year but what have we seen in the past seven years or so that wins championships? Florida, Auburn, and their competition such as Oregon and Oklahoma running some form of the spread offense. Look at the immediate success Mullen had at lowly MSU installing that offense. They were a solid competitor in the SEC and just weedwhacked Michigan in the bowl game (not to say that was a great accomplishment).

But the point is that Malzahn and before him, Borges, ran simple spread offenses that were confusing as all hell to defenses. I understand Richt is married to the pro style offense and his system gets college players ready for the next step but at this level, can’t we put in some kind of packages at least for the guys who can move like Murray and Lemay to mix it up a little bit?
Richt talked about ‘cutting edge’ football during his post season press conference. If he were to stick with his base offense, mix in the two minute offense like he did the first year or so and add elements of the spread offense…that would be something akin to ‘cutting edge’.

Then again, they get 29 days of practice in August so my brilliant analyses is not realistic in the least. Come on man, just block on the offensive line. All we heard last year was what a strength our running game would be with the most talented group of juniors and seniors having the most consecutive starts in the SEC. We could hardly run the ball against LA-Lafayette and Murray was running for his life over half the time. That unit couldn’t run or pass block. All that hype including what a magician Stacy Searles was at coaching the offensive line…I don’t get it, I really don’t. Coming into last season, we were sure to have a great running game and solid O line, the defense was a question mark but the great unanswered question was Murray. He had his worst games against the best competition but for a true freshman, he was not the main problem.

If we’re really looking at this being Richt’s last season which I would hate then who do you replace him with? It’s so easy to say ‘play the back up QB or fire everyone, Bobo can’t run a consistent offensive attack (which is true at times, even when momentum seems handed to him), but like so many venues in life, most people just complain and fail to offer solid alternative answers. Who would you people like to see as next coach if Richt is gone after next year? Who would be better than Richt?
Chris Peterson, Gary Patterson, Gus Malzahn?

Chris

May 12th, 2011
12:38 am

Like Dallas TX Dawg said…’as soon as one of you people think you’re capable of winning two SEC championship (especially in this current time), go ahead and apply for the job.

Ed (The Original)

May 12th, 2011
1:12 am

I’m capable of calling an off-tackle run on 4th and inches near the UCF goal line. Or a quarterback sneak. Maybe I should apply for the job.

Bama Fan#2

May 12th, 2011
2:57 am

It is simple as it sounds play DEFENSE LIKE IT IS A SIN to give up a touchdown
and have a powerful running attack with a good receiver and a game manager at
qb AKA Alabama 2009 NC’S!!!

LLCoolN

May 12th, 2011
7:48 am

Bill,

The guy who needs to step up now is Aaron Murray, not the defense. Murray needs to tweak a few areas: 3rd down, 1st/4th quarters, red zone, record against winning teams, productivity against winning teams, etc.

irondawg

May 12th, 2011
7:57 am

If Richt has another year like last, or something close than it will be his last as head coach. I like Richt. I think he is a good coach. I am pulling for him. Besides not winning a National Championship, he has been a better coach than Dooley. Richt has had to deal with so much more in the modern era than Dooley. Yes, Dooley was a decent coach. I think Erk was the backbone or heart of those teams. Go back and look at Dooley’ record over the years. It is good, but not great. Lots of ties and Loses. Then take at the Walker years and the 83 team and Dooley just an average coach in the 80s. Dooley knew what he was doing when he retired. UGA must play better defense this year. Real newsflash. Yes, they must get more production from their offense not just rushing but passing. But yes, Richt must win and win with 9 victory I would think to keep his ga or a least beat fl, tenn, and auburn, and tech. I will say this I would not hire Vince Dooley to replace him. I am real cautious of any man that plays with flowers.

Jacket Man

May 12th, 2011
9:18 am

Those baseballers over in Athens can kiss an NCAA bid goodbye!!!! See ya!

schmeckdawg

May 12th, 2011
9:18 am

@ Bama Fan #2

It really is that simple. Who ever blocks and tackles the best usually wins!

vadawg

May 12th, 2011
9:53 am

championships are won in the trenches…………………Go DAWGS

schmeckdawg

May 12th, 2011
9:57 am

@vadawg

You are 1,000% correct!!!!!!!!

schmeckdawg

May 12th, 2011
10:05 am

For all of those concerned about Caleb’s academic standing for this coming season, it sounds from CMR’s comments from his Bulldog Club meeting in Greenville, SC the other night that Caleb is okay. He did say he wants him to lose a little weight so that he can maximize his speed. It sounds like the jury is still out on Harmon. CMR says he will know about everyone this coming Monday!

Go DAWGS!!!!!!!!

irondawg

May 12th, 2011
10:29 am

are kidding? he knows their grades, what about the new s and c and nutrition program?

Remembering...

May 12th, 2011
11:34 am

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

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

2. Fourteen 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!

schmeckdawg

May 12th, 2011
11:38 am

@irondawg

Please don’t shoot the messenger!

TROJAN

May 12th, 2011
11:59 am

Draft Analyst: Welcome to the blog. I hope you enjoyed your first visit.

TROJAN

May 12th, 2011
12:00 pm

Remembering: Can you remember your last date? How long have you been in your mothers basement?

Lotus Blossom

May 12th, 2011
12:40 pm

喇叭狗完全吸。

BYRDDAWG

May 12th, 2011
2:07 pm

remembering when your momma spanked you last night for smokin her last cig & drinkin her last beer…..You’re just a punk hidin behind a small screen!

Buster

May 12th, 2011
2:52 pm

Running back not important?

Not in the SEC.

You can’t win the SEC this era without a great running game.

Last 4 SEC Champions, all ran it well, as in 215 yards+ a game average.

Richt’s around 125 a game.

LogicalUS

May 12th, 2011
3:30 pm

About face……

Opps.,it as going to be the new and improved 90s Nebraska like running game which this year was gong to be the 2011 reason why UGA won the MNC, the loss of ever semblance of that has lead to the pipedream that now it is going to be the mythical UGA defense. Good luck with that.

Get rid of these UGA tards and hire some journalist…This is the UGA defense which just got bulldozed for 400 yds by a injury riddled GaTech team with a cornerback at QB and had to rely on a choke job by a FG kicker to escape?

Did you watch the Spring game? Slow small LBs and white CB are not going to shut anyone down. That Lattimore kid at SC outweighs the entire UGA LB corp and is 3 steps faster. It might look impressive against the 5-4 160lb UGA runningbacks which they were playing against but not against actual SEC level talent.

It Ain't Rocket Science

May 12th, 2011
5:44 pm

Jacketman,

Can you tell me what in blue blazes baseball has to do with this blog. I realize you tech. sports fans must try to boost your self esteem up anyway you can, so I guess Georgia’s baseball team losing does it for you. Now if you really want to boost your self esteem, how about your football team doing a little better than 1 out of 10 against the DAWGS in football. I realize this is also out of context for this article, but at least we would then be talking about the right sport.

Big Harry

May 12th, 2011
6:55 pm

Its ALWAYS been about Defense…anyone ever tells you otherwise doesn’t know if their butt is punched or drilled.

I don’t think fans are as much concerned how balanced anything is so long as our offense is scoring TDs and our defense is stopping the other teams’ offense.

The Really Painful Truth

May 12th, 2011
6:57 pm

You Dawg fans who keep repeating Tech-Georgia scores like a mantra enjoy yourselves all you want. The thing is… Tech alumni and fans have lives that don’t depend entirely on what a bunch of kids does on Saturday afternoons. College sports are fun to follow, but the biggest reason for going to college is to get an education.

UGA fans don’t seem to care about anything but football, and they don’t care if their players are enrolled in silly majors that no parents who are paying the bills would send their kids to UGA for. The very few football and basketball players who graduate have no job opportunities and end up unemployed or working in menial jobs that hardly require a college degree.

Georgia Tech is a real school with serious academic standards, and that includes scholarshipped athletes. UGA has a long history of being a party school, where parents send their kids for an easy degree, even if the degree itself is practically worthless.

Jan Kemp exposed the crap going on at UGA with athletes being enrolled in courses a ten-year-old kid could pass. That was almost three decades ago, and nothing has changed. If anything, the abuses are more blatant today. Way too many illiterate morons are being recruited, and the very high arrest rate shows clearly that Richt does not care if his players have any morals or self-discipline.

The bottom line is that most Tech fans have very good jobs and productive lives that don’t depend on Tech’s football record for their happiness in life. It would be great to beat UGA more often, but when you put scholar-athletes up against dummy-athletes, it’s usually no contest.

It’s pretty pathetic to see UGA fans who typically have never been within miles of a college classroom and who live or die with UGA’s weekly results on the football field.

So keep on posting scores all you want, especially since you’re home with plenty of time on your hands. I wish you well, maybe you’ll get lucky and get your old job back at Waffle House or the sawmill before your unemployment checks stop coming.

emorydawg

May 12th, 2011
10:15 pm

Don’t usually post but I had to say something to “The Really whatever the heck you are” I graduated from UGA before going on to Emory. Both educations were of the highest calibre. So, take your “real” school and shove it. I am sick and tired of hearing the argument that Tech is so much more superior to UGA. Ask my bank account, versus yours, which education is better. JERK.

Ace

May 12th, 2011
11:46 pm

UGA has about 3 more years on the skids. Not very good.

UGA FRIEND

May 13th, 2011
2:46 am

Based on the number of negative comments, UGA fans mostly just want to bash CMR. Why? Except for 2010, he has winning record every year and averaged 10 wins per season. Why so much ill will toward a coach with this record?

7576DAWG

May 13th, 2011
5:35 am

UGA Friend
The fans that are wanting CMR replaced are mainly young, impulsive , and letting their mouth get ahead of their brain.
I have been critical of some of the choices that CMR has made in the last 3 years like keeping Willie Martinez at least 2 years too long because of friendship and I still criticize him for keeping Bobo as offensive coordinator when everyone that watches the games know that Bobo seems to be completely lost at times and the more pressure the more lost he seems to become. He was promoted probably 10 years too soon and has not progressed very much as a coordinator.
Having said that I have not wanted CMR replaced. I think he is a great coach and I am proud that he is at Georgia but he has a stubborn way about him that hurts him to have the best program possible at Georgia. I am very confident that McGarity will remedy OUR problem but it could take a few years. Right now I am satisfied with just sitting back and watch the results of the changes that McGarity has already made and the changes to come if needed.
Everybody better be more concerned with keeping Grantham after this year.

It Ain't Rocket Science

May 13th, 2011
6:54 am

Everybody seems to expect continuos success without ever seeing a couple of down years. CMR has done a good job and I believe he will do it this year. I am a little worried about the running back situation but I still think UGA will be Ok. By the way, CMR is not responsible for one running back not wanting to be a team player and work on the field and off (Ealey), nor can he take the test for courses for his players if they decide not to study.(guess who that might be). I still feel we have a couple of kids that can step up and tote the ball, and I feel confident that the defense is vastly improved from last year. I beleive UGA has the players in place to survive the minor bumps in the road that have presented themselves, and they have a favorable schedule, although the first two games are pretty tough.

GO DAWGS

Saban

May 13th, 2011
8:07 am

DAwgs are p;itiful.

King can`t spell. Crowell can`t read. Richt can`t coach.

Boise State 87 Dawgs 4

It Ain't Rocket Science

May 13th, 2011
9:11 am

And Saban can’t think or write an intelligent sentence on a blog, without saying something stupid.

Nelson

May 13th, 2011
10:02 am

Bill,

Really liked your article 2months ago when you said UGA nneded Ealey really bad.

Looks like you’ve done a 180.

Why the sudden change?

http://blogs.ajc.com/junkyard-blawg/2011/03/01/washaun-ealey-still-has-a-big-role-to-play-for-the-dogs/

edumacated

May 13th, 2011
10:25 am

I’m still waiting on Georgia to run a trick play. How long has it been since a fake punt or field goal? How about a misdirection on a kick return? Maybe we shouldn’t always fair catch punts inside the 20. Perhaps always defering possession until the second half is a bad idea (see Auburn). Maybe you could put an offensive wrinkle or two in the weekly gameplan? I think 2 million a year should be worth seeing something new.
How about ANYTHING innovative from Mr. Football expert Richt, because good coaches take him to school every Saturday lately.

It Ain't Rocket Science

May 13th, 2011
3:54 pm

Good catch there Nelson. You see a lot of this from AJC, since it appears that a lot of their articles are geared towards allowing a bunch of negative posters on them, to generate website hits.

It Ain't Rocket Science

May 14th, 2011
11:11 am

Eight pages is enough. It has now deteriorated into a B S blog once again. See you on the next one.