Dawgs look good playing the numbers

Crunching numbers gives some of us a headache. (Stanford University)

Crunching numbers gives some of us a headache. (Stanford University)

Mathematics is something I’ve generally spent my life avoiding whenever I could and surviving when I couldn’t, as in high school. Generally, you want to send me scurrying away in the opposite direction, just drop a term like “pythagorean theorem.”

But while I wouldn’t go as far as several teachers tried in vain to convince me many years ago and say that math can be your friend, I will grant that it can at least be used to serve a purpose.

Which brings me to an interesting CBSSports.com blog post by Jerry Hinnen citing some recent numbers-crunching that offers hope to fans of Mark Richt’s Bulldogs.

He notes that viewed through a mathematical prism, the general idea in college football is that if you win or lose an unusually high number of close games in a season, the odds are that you’ll do the opposite the next season to get back to the mean.

Citing Phil Steele’s tracking of “net close wins” and the Alabama blog RollBamaRoll’s pythagorean numbers-crunching, Hinnen concludes that this season: “Georgia should be taken seriously in the East. Both Steele and the pythagorean wins agree: the Bulldogs were the unluckiest team in the SEC last season. Mark Richt’s team suffered a league-high four ‘net close losses,’ and per their points scored/allowed should have won nearly two more games than they did in 2010. Combine better fortune in competitive games with the Bulldogs’ manageable schedule, and the numbers say Georgia should be poised to take a big step forward in 2011. (Steele pegs them as this year’s East champions.) If they don’t, the question has to be asked: if Richt can’t engineer a turnaround this year, when can he?”

Not everyone reads the numbers the same way, though. While Steele likes the Dogs to win the East, RollBamaRoll was less convinced, noting that for Georgia: “Going into 2011 improvement seems likely, especially with the continued development of Aaron Murray and the almost-laughably weak SEC East, but this is a team with far more holes than they ought to have given their recruiting prowess, and a return to Richt’s glory years doesn’t seem very likely…”

Of course, as Carl Sandberg said, “Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky — or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time.”

After all, the only numbers that really count are on the scoreboard.

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JM

July 6th, 2011
10:49 am

When did Carl play?

nick rails

July 6th, 2011
10:58 am

Here are the numbers that matter.Going into summer workouts Bama has 95 guys on scholarship (until the make their cuts)

We’ll have 71 or 72…we cannot compete for anything until this number situation is solved.
The 25 limit is a step in the right direction but still doesn’t solve this issue.

Charlie Hayes

July 6th, 2011
10:58 am

I agree. 2011 will be a much better year for the Dawgs! This will be a 10-2 season with losses only to Tennessee and Florida. SEC East Champs for sure. Just wait, the D is gonna surprise you this year and we will have a lot of low scoring wins! Was snakebit last year and lost some very close games (Arkansas, Colorado, Miss St) that should have been wins. The points allowed will come down this year and the talent on D is huge! Look for some of the good ole days to come back where UGA wins 14 to 10 in several games…..

ARdawg

July 6th, 2011
11:00 am

Numbers and prisms can tell a favorable side to anything one desires. the four close losses were to mediocre to pitiful teams. I don’t really see how those compute into anything this year. Bill King, you are getting as gimmicky as Richt. There’s no substitution for solid year long and game day coaching. Gimmicks and hanging ones hat on algorithms does not a good season make

ForsythDawg

July 6th, 2011
11:01 am

“Almost-laughably weak SEC East”?? RollBamaRoll, we’ll see how things play out this year. The East is still strong and there’s plenty of young talent ready to be set loose.

bardawg

July 6th, 2011
11:02 am

Those Bammers know how to pick our scabs

chazzo

July 6th, 2011
11:02 am

I am optimisitic and will always support my team, but mathematical prisms…. c’mon. This is college football and the SEC. Every game is rivalry. Math doesn’t matter (most of the players will tell you that).

UGA has on the plus side this year: a QB with a year of experience under his belt, a defensive scheme that has sunk in and with more appropriate personnel, solid special teams, an improved offseason training program, and a lot of speedy guys.

The unknowns: Can a good O-line stay healthy? Can freshman linemen contribute? Will an RB take the lead and establish a solid running game?

It stands to reason that the D will continue to improve. It stands to reason that special teams play will continue to improve. It stands to reason that Murray will be improved. That is all we can say with any certainty.

It truly doesn’t matter how many close games there were or how many blowouts there were or what stats the team or individuals produced. There are simply too many variables, and that is one of the reasons why I love college ball.

UGA Fan Ryan Keys

July 6th, 2011
11:05 am

Spanky

July 6th, 2011
11:07 am

Wow Bill! It almost sounds as if you’re getting superstitious! Come on now,..numbers, luck, voodoo…It all comes down to will! (Reference movie Usual Suspects) With that being said, it’s being better prepared to last 4+ quarters, sprinting in the end! Hiring Coach JoeT for strength and CONDITIONING was a great move! He doesn’t like excuses, and doesn’t tolerate half efforts. THAT, my friend, is why we should win the close ones! Go Dawgs!!

SSIgator

July 6th, 2011
11:11 am

“Georgia should be taken seriously in the East”

They always are in pre-season among UGA fans. Then reality sets in once the season starts. By the end of October the battle cry “Wait until next year” kicks in. And the KoolAid machine keeps humming along.

dont get it

July 6th, 2011
11:12 am

Really reaching here Bill. Bottom line Richt cant beat Florida (2-8). We will be third in the east yet again due to a coach that A. doesnt want it as bad as others and B. just isn’t as good of a gameday coach. Would have been fired at Bama or Florida two years ago.

SSIgator

July 6th, 2011
11:17 am

“the Bulldogs were the unluckiest team in the SEC last season”

Wow. Now the spin is that instead of just being a bad program with lousy coaching on a three year downward spiral, they are unlucky? When you go 6-7 and cannot beat a team with a winning record that goes beyond unlucky.

Black Mountain Bulldog

July 6th, 2011
11:21 am

Joe T will be like the the farmer who separates the chaff from the wheat. If you can’t stand his conditioning heat; he will force you out of his kitchen. Welcome to OLD SCHOOL boys. It’s time to hang up the I phones and the video games and get down to the business, of winning again!

sandman053

July 6th, 2011
11:23 am

Well I’ll settle for three fewer fumbles in the red zone.
On the other note as to S and C…Watts Dantzler tweeted yesterday if you see a 300-lb man laying on the side of the road, don’t call an ambulance it is just him. Coach T is really getting with it! Go Dawgs and bring on the Smurf Turf boys.

Black Mountain Bulldog

July 6th, 2011
11:23 am

That’s the Calculus class the UGA players are attending right now Bill.

Destin Dawg

July 6th, 2011
11:25 am

SIGator.. get on your own blog… need a job ??? going up hill in Athens.. Grantham’s Junkyard Dawg defense.. Kicking.. S & C.. schedule.. we” ll be fine this year… they should play the Floriduh game home/home or At./Jax.. it’s a home game for Floriduh every year !! Go Dawgs !!

Dogwholikesgatortail

July 6th, 2011
11:26 am

X + Y = I WANT SOME GATOR TAIL

UGA Fan Ryan Keys

July 6th, 2011
11:26 am

Lookee! I even gots me and my broz piks from the polees stayshun!

Can u tel I wuz exsited? I wuz syn GO DWAGS!

Columbus Dawg

July 6th, 2011
11:27 am

Seems like it’s always some toothless redneck Bama fan that wants everyone to think he knows all and tells all about UGA Football. I can only hope that when the Dawgs are in the Dome playing for the second time in 2011 that the tobacco munchers are on the other side of the field.

All of the doom and gloom about the OL is purely based on the shortcomings of the last couple of years, but Searels was simply the wrong choice to begin with as far as bringing him to Athens. That Auburn pos could care less if the Dawgs were successful. It was a paycheck that was close to home for Searels and nothing else. I have read more than one publication that is of the opinion that the Dawgs will have one of the better, and biggest offensive lines in the nation. Experience and talent abounds in the starters, and building some more depth to give the starters a blow will come.

Look for Richt to be coaching that offense as he did early on in his days in Athens, because he knows his legacy as a coach depends on it. Everyone in the country will be surprised at the improvement in all areas of the team in Athens, bank on it. The Dawgs will be running the ball with authority again in 2011, and a bold prediction here, Caleb will actually be a big part of that. Everyone posting about the poor running game has had a point, but I do not think that Richt does not know that running the ball is important, he just got a couple of over rated backs that were trying to run behind suspect lines. Moreno had a half decent line in 2007, but 2008 came with many injuries here, and he was forced to make his own space a lot of times, and was pretty successful at it. The difference this year is the OL will be better than a lot of people think, Caleb has more muscle and experience, and all Crowell needs is a little crease and he is gone. UGA has not had a fast, explosive runner since Robert Edwards. These fast breakaway speed type of backs used to be the norm at Georgia but have been far and few lately. I think you will see that return this season. Murray will come to play this year, with some tweaking on his pocket presence and accuracy, and the fact that Richt will now trust Murray more with the checks and calls. This was the case with Stafford in his second year as well, and it showed. All the haters are scared to death of what Murray can do, they just will not admit it. There will be an adequate receiving corps emerge, and tight ends are best in nation. We will see more two tight end sets this year than we have since Leonard Pope and Martrez Milner were on the field together. When you truly have the talent here it is very hard to defend.

Bottom line is like old Erk used to say, “When you come to play Georgia, you better have them chin straps buckled tight”!

SSIgator

July 6th, 2011
11:29 am

“if Richt can’t engineer a turnaround this year, when can he?”

Nothing like asking a question you already know the answer to. The last three years should be a good indicator of what the future holds in store.

Destin Dawg

July 6th, 2011
11:31 am

gator get a job !!!

Richt`s Hammer

July 6th, 2011
11:32 am

We win three. Oh lord and another 50 point beatdown by Florida.

Remarkable

July 6th, 2011
11:34 am

Mathmatically we have a chance if the O line can perform over the whole season. I don’t see any other true weaknesses. We have some great freshmen coming in and if they can help, we will be OK. Keep recruiting these big guys and we’l be great for the future.

SSIgator

July 6th, 2011
11:36 am

Speaking of unlucky, this gang that couldn’t shoot straight that passes for the coaching staff of UGA football would probably lose at Russian Roulette with no bullets in the gun.

allwehaveishope

July 6th, 2011
11:36 am

Put a spin on last season any way you want it still comes out the same. Fumbles, missed assignments, poor play calling and poor play all adds up to losses no matter what math you use. I don’t think luck had anything to do w/it. It comes down to the players and coaches and how they execute.

UGA_2001

July 6th, 2011
11:39 am

Georgia fans don’t say “Wait till next year.”

That’s a Florida tradition.

SSIgator

July 6th, 2011
11:40 am

Here are some more numbers: Mark Richt’s pucker factor. I would bet that the pucker factor on him is probably about an 8.5 right now. It will only get tighter as the season gets closer. By mid-October he probably won’t be able to pass gas.

SOUTHGADAWG88

July 6th, 2011
11:43 am

I want a good Defense this year…

Delbert D.

July 6th, 2011
11:49 am

I keep reading how Georgia’s offense is one-dimensional. Someone explain that in mathematical terms form me.

Delbert D.

July 6th, 2011
11:50 am

*for*, not form

SSIgator

July 6th, 2011
11:58 am

“Dawgs look good playing the numbers”

It is called the lottery. The last time UGA won it was in 1980 – so long ago.

can't wait

July 6th, 2011
12:00 pm

man that tech fan can’t spell.

Paul in RDU

July 6th, 2011
12:01 pm

People making predictions and bets based on “luck” and “the law of averages” has turned Las Vegas into a large city with huge casinos.

can't wait

July 6th, 2011
12:03 pm

life will be tough with no urban gator fans. just wait and see

St. Richt

July 6th, 2011
12:08 pm

Don’t the Dawgs ALWAYS look good “by the numbers”? They’re always going to be unbeatable this time of year, preseason. Whats new here?

DawginLex

July 6th, 2011
12:10 pm

Ever notice that SSI talks about pucker factor regarding Richt?
Then he calls him a bartender?

My guess is he saw Richt out one night in Miami and kept staring at his backside, made a pass at him, Richt punched his lights out and now SSI takes it out on the blogs hiding behind a computer.

What a man.

DawginLex

July 6th, 2011
12:12 pm

St. Richt

July 6th, 2011
12:08 pm
Don’t the Dawgs ALWAYS look good “by the numbers”? They’re always going to be unbeatable this time of year, preseason. Whats new here?

*******************************************************************

You always think you look good to girls until you actually go try and talk to one.

Then reality sets in like always and you go home with your blow up doll.

nostrodamus

July 6th, 2011
12:12 pm

i predict another Florida win over Georgia, i predict SSIgator will get sodomized by his gay Uncle at thier next family reunion.

Gus

July 6th, 2011
12:14 pm

Charlie Hayes-Losing to Tennessee, no way
don’t get it-Neither Florida nor Alabama would’ve fired Richt until this offseason, Florida probably wouldn’t have fired him.

People seem to forget that Richt took a young team to a #2 national finish in 2007 and then had a pre-season #1 team in 2008. Granted the team underachieved in 2008 but still finished in the top 10. That along with 2 SEC championships will get you through 2009 at any school and probably through 2010 too.

And Richt does want to win, all this crap that other people want it more than him… get real.

jaxdawg

July 6th, 2011
12:14 pm

After looking at the bulldog visit to camp sunshine photos and only recognizing about four or five of the players on the visit, I’d say I’m a little bit concerned about the upcoming season. Several of the players look like they belong on a high school team. I think 1/3 of our team is comprised of walkons.

Producer

July 6th, 2011
12:15 pm

But, but, but Richt is such a gooood man! I was shocked to learn he was a Christian. I never, ever knew! He even goes overseas to help little Pocolito find some fresh drinking water. His humanitarian efforts were even documented by a camera crew and he got great sycophantic press from Steve “I just gave Richt a” Hummer. Football is soooooooooo secondary!

truedawg

July 6th, 2011
12:21 pm

No bad luck, no stats, no bs. The better team wins 98% of the time. The team that wants it the most and team not which player, but team. What I’ve seen more of this year, is team mentality, and better S&C.
Gators by the numbers. 385 Weiss chorlestorel count. 25 number of buffets shut down. 47-40 UGA leads the series.largest beat down UGA 75 UF 0. and most important 0 wins Must rat has as a head coach. GO DAWGS!!!

SSIgator

July 6th, 2011
12:22 pm

“Mathematics is something I’ve generally spent my life avoiding”

Not Mark Richt though. He can count to over three million. Oh, and he can also count how many more coaches and other people he can sacrifice before he is all out of them and then he has to be the one held accountable. His farewell speech will probably be best summed up as, “It was a great run” (financialy speaking – see ya later suckers) laughing all the way to the bank in his Ford truck.

realitycheck

July 6th, 2011
12:28 pm

Columbus Dawg…….”always some toothless redneck Bama fan”. Wow, isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black. My observation is that all SEC schools(with the possible exception of Vandy) have lots of those types of fans that you described. Those types never took a single class at any SEC institution. Your comments are so ignorant that I question just how many courses you took in Athens. Additionally, your level of enthusiasm and seemingly unreasonable outlook toward UGA’s upcoming season make you very much like those “toothless redneck fans that you mentioned”. One can only hope that this is not another case of a redneck calling others rednecks.

Wow

July 6th, 2011
12:33 pm

SSIgaytor,

you sure do spend A LOT of time on a rival’s blog. You have been posting foe well over an hour now. You have proven yourself as a total pathetic loser. Be gone now!

Judd

July 6th, 2011
12:39 pm

Richt loses more games than the year before 7 out of the last 8 seasons.

88% chance he’ll go 5-7 or worse, 12% chance he’ll go 7-5 or better.

That’s the best predictor of Richt I’ve ever seen, with 88% accuracy.

UCF Alumni

July 6th, 2011
12:40 pm

SkokieDog

July 6th, 2011
12:42 pm

That mathematical formula about a team winning more games than expected in a new season after that team has previously lost several games by close scores is a better predictor in baseball, since that sport’s season is much longer (has more games, therefore larger sample size) than a football season.

Reasons UGa lost so many games by small margins last year included poor execution on key plays, such as an inability to stop other teams scoring via the wheel route, lack of stamina in the fourth quarter, lack of leadership, and poor coaching decisions. In short, the Dogs found ways to lose the close ones.

I’ll become optimistic about the 2011 season when I see changes made that make our Dogs likely to win the close ones. Players must lead on the field, and coaches must prepare them adequately before games and then make wise and, importantly, UNPREDICTABLE decisions on the sidelines. I attribute some of our ineptitude last season to the ease with which opposing coaches could anticipate our plays. Fixing that problem is one key to improving our team’s record in 2011.

Whiskey Breath

July 6th, 2011
12:42 pm

Sometimes I would like to ask the Dawgs, “What the hell does Alabama have to do with Ga’s success?” You luck out and have not played them for 3 years.
Don’t be fooled by the easy east schedule. Ga will figure out how to make it a difficult schedule, they always do.

Judd

July 6th, 2011
12:44 pm

Richt also lost his top 3 offensive scorers in AJ, Durham and Ealey.

King will likely replace AJ’s TD’s considering AJ missed 4 games, Charles will need to replace Durham’s td’s, and King/Crowell will need to replace #1 offensive scorer Ealey’s 11 td’s.

Even if this happens, UGA only finished 10th in scoring against winning teams last season, can’t see that getting any better with the loss of the top 3 scorers.

Judd

July 6th, 2011
12:46 pm

Lost UCF game by 4 points, Murray had 3 turnovers.

Lost UF game by 3 points, Murray had 4 turnovers.

Lost Colorado game by 3 points, King had a fumble in the red zone at the end of the game.

MSU game Ealey had a fumble in red zone.

UGA finished 12th in SEC in to margin against winning teams for the 2nd straight year. In other words, Richt can’t fix it.

Urban Meyer

July 6th, 2011
12:46 pm

Nice by the pool now! hope Timmy calls soon! Just couldn’t coach without Timmy! Can you believe they hired a Georgia guy to coach the gators now !! What a chump!!

SSIgator

July 6th, 2011
12:47 pm

For all of the UGA fans that long for the day when they could beat UF are you in luck. Today at 4:00 pm SS is having the replay of the 2004 UF/UGA in which UGA wins. If you hurry, you can go buy a case of PBR, light up the grill at home, throw all of your trash around in your yard, yell “It’s great to be a Georgia Bulldog” and pass out on your couch in your doublewide. It doesn’t get any better than that.

Nomobama

July 6th, 2011
12:49 pm

Dont uga fans know by now that close only counts in horse shoes & hand grenades? 6-6 this year.

JB

July 6th, 2011
12:50 pm

What’s the latest on the 10 mil verdict UCF alum….got your letter yet to help with that. Maybe the profits from that lousy bowl win over the worst Georgia team in 30 years will help you guys out.

Judd

July 6th, 2011
12:50 pm

Murray’s 7 turnovers against UCF & Florida, Ealey’s 2 red zone fumbles against SC & MSU, King’s red zone fumble against Colorado, that was the season pretty much. Eliminate those 10 plays, you go 11-2, improve the 4th quarter execution and you beat Auburn & Arkansas.

Georgia also LOST the 4th quarter this year.

Zing

July 6th, 2011
12:50 pm

“He notes that viewed through a mathematical prism, the general idea in college football is that if you win or lose an unusually high number of close games in a season, the odds are that you’ll do the opposite the next season to get back to the mean.”

And that’s why journalists like Mr. Hinnen should stick to writing and avoid mathematics at all costs, including statistics. This is the same error that people who look at a roulette wheel hitting black 5 times in a row and think “now it’s more likely than ever that the next one will be red!” make ALL THE TIME. Just because you’ve got a 50-50 chance in one particular instance and you lose doesn’t mean the next time you face the same situation you’ve got a better chance… IT’S STILL 50-50!

Now, it IS true that the Bulldogs lost an inordinate number of close games last season, which is somewhat improbable if you make the (rather shaky) assumption that losing close games is just a matter of spinning the wheel and coming up black instead of red (rather than, say, character, resilience, toughness, or just not being as good as the other team). You can probably figure that the Bulldogs will have as good a chance as any other team to win the close ones, so maybe they’ll win more of them this year.

BUT DON’T ASSUME THEY’LL WIN MORE THE NEXT SEASON BECAUSE THEY LOST MORE OF THOSE 50-50 CHANCES TO “GET BACK TO THE MEAN!!!!” ARRRRGGGH!

This kind of stuff drives me nuts, can you tell?

Some prism, Hinnen.

UGADawg83

July 6th, 2011
12:51 pm

2 plus 2 equals another lame blog from Bill

sandman053

July 6th, 2011
12:53 pm

I just want to party like it’s 1980 again

Judd

July 6th, 2011
12:53 pm

Against winning teams, in big games, Georgia MO has been beating itswelf with turnovers. That’s not likely to change under Richt, finishing LAST in the SEC in turnover margin against winning teams in BOTH 2009& 2010, if Richt knew how to fix it, Richt would have already.

JoeMac

July 6th, 2011
12:54 pm

The SEC East is very weak. At least 5 teams from the West would win the East, if they had the chance, and quite honestly, I cannot see the SEC East champ beating either one of the ACC’s division winners. I mean, look at last season… the ‘Noles killed USC East. A 7-5 record for the pups would be a GREAT season.

UCF Alumni

July 6th, 2011
12:55 pm

What’s the verdict on JB??? The truth is that Georgia sucked yesterday, they suck today and tomorrow.

Wow

July 6th, 2011
12:55 pm

Judd,

you can throw those stats out about just about every team in the country. Sure UGA lost those guys, but what about Bama? (Ingram, Jones and QB), Auburn? (Scam, Adams) Ohio State? Oregon? Boise St? Many, many times teams offensive dynamics improve with offensive losses. The fact is that someone ALWAYS steps up their game to become the new “man” the following year.

Judd

July 6th, 2011
12:55 pm

Georgia also finished 10th in the SEC in scoring against winning teams and 10th in rushing. The offense is in shambles.

Bulldog Arch

July 6th, 2011
12:56 pm

The only numbers we need to care about are on the win column and the number of players leaving for “personal reasons” because the conditioning is just too damn tough.GATA S&C Coaches!

WillneverplayforBCSchampionship

July 6th, 2011
12:58 pm

UGA will never play for a national championship under Richt. Unfortunately GA’s low expecataion fans will keep him around at least another 10 years because he’s a “nice” guy. He wouldn’t cut it at AL, FL, LSU or even Auburn where expectations are focused on national championships, not winning records.

Wow

July 6th, 2011
1:00 pm

JoeMac,

If you TRULY believe that than I have ocean front property in Utah to sell you.

Judd, Vandy was 2-0 playing in front of 40,000 or less fans last year and Ole Miss was 0-3 when playing in front of a crowd that was atleast 65% male.

Colorado Buffs

July 6th, 2011
1:02 pm

Georgia can’t beat us and now all of a sudden they look good???

DawginLex

July 6th, 2011
1:07 pm

SSI,

Which one of the 12 jurors in the Casey Anthony trial was you?

You had to be one of those 12 morons.

Only in Florida

Dawg in Malta

July 6th, 2011
1:11 pm

Bill…This doesn’t have anything to do with “Pythagorean Theorem”,
2nd derivative of Sin or Cosine, or Algebra for that matter.
All this has to do with is UGA putting more points on the
scoreboard other than their opponents.
This team is going to suprise some people…the “D” is going to be a beast.
Go Dawgs!

Richt

July 6th, 2011
1:17 pm

hers, , Juddd , yesterday it was Ace posting the same thing day after day. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

BobbyDawg

July 6th, 2011
1:20 pm

I like what sandman053 said. “Party like it’s 1980 again”! I’ll never forget it. If I even tried to party like that again I’m sure I’d end up in a hospital. I’ll wait ’till after the first couple of games this year to make my evaluation of our Dawgs. Meanwhile……..why don’t all of you UGA haters find another place to leave your nasty hateful comments?

gtfanfrom1951

July 6th, 2011
1:22 pm

The problem starts with O line and D line then there is running back or lack of. And if the kid from USC can’t play there’s trouble at the linebacker. But I still think UGA will go 8-4. I’m not sold on freshman running back coming in and being H Walker. I. C. could turn out to be W. E. Rmember it was his team mates that were in jail for stealing for UGA players.

Colorado Buffs

July 6th, 2011
1:25 pm

BobbyDawg how about you go back to your trailor park home and stop using the unemployment office computer loser

sandman053

July 6th, 2011
1:26 pm

I’m hoping when Coastal Carolina comes to town folks are talking about a reincarnation of Erk’s Junkyard Dawgs…. GATA!!!!!!

go cubs!

July 6th, 2011
1:33 pm

well, bill has accomplished his objective again. getting hits on his blog.

cracks me up how people “know” how well the dawgs will be when they ain’t played a game.

just like cubs fans…..go cubs go!!!! pass the koolaide.

tide roll

July 6th, 2011
1:38 pm

Bill, what about these numbers. You have 5 offensive lineman that are capable of competing at this level. The drop off in TALENT and EXPERIENCE between the starters and your 2nd team is MONUMENTAL! In fact, your 2nd team is already thinner than your starters, with attrition (Benedict and Harmon), Austin Long’s back injury, and Dallas Lee’s “asthma like conditions.” If a starter’s injured, there is a real possibility that you go to a true freshman (9th rated offensive line class in the conference- Xzavier Ward is injured and will redshirt, the rest are long snappers or legacies!). or a Walk On. My question to you Bill is this: Based on these facts concerning the quality of offensive line depth, how can UGA afford to conduct normal srimmages, thus risking injury to any of the 5 starters? And, if you can’t afford this risk, how in the world can you properly prepare your offense for the physical nature of the SEC ? You know it’s funny, you bring in this guy Joe T. for the express purpose of creating a more physical aspect to Georgia football, and now, because of an incredible lack of forsight by Richt and his staff , you can’t risk implementing it on the field!

AltamahaDawg

July 6th, 2011
1:42 pm

It’s not the math, it’s the logic behind it.

AltamahaDawg

July 6th, 2011
1:51 pm

Dawg in Malta gets it. The best explanation for some statistical probability is usually the most simple one.

BIG JOE

July 6th, 2011
1:52 pm

SSIgator

As bad as we were last year…uhmmm.. What was that score in the FL vs SCar game? No, wait, I mean the FL vs FlaSt game?? No, wiat, I mean the Fl vs….

@ WOW

July 6th, 2011
1:53 pm

There’s no ocean front property in Utah!!! LOL

Better yet, where’d you get that number on the Ole Miss record in front of 65% guys? That was funny!

You’re too much, man!!!

Sept. 24 — Richt’s Last Game

And I think SSIgator is in St. Simons Island, Ga. He’s within state lines!!! Get ‘em Skeeterrrr!!!

tebow

July 6th, 2011
2:00 pm

@Urban Meyer: For the last time, I am not rubbing lotion on your back.

chazzo

July 6th, 2011
2:02 pm

@tide roll: Nobody “brought in” Joe T. That shows how little you know.

HomelessGuyD'town

July 6th, 2011
2:02 pm

Going to be a GREAT year!!!! Lots of weapons on offense and the D will be better and stronger than last year!!! Can’t wait for the season to start!!!!!!!!!

Oh, sorry…I thought it was about Georgia STATE…

chazzo

July 6th, 2011
2:06 pm

I am sorry but if you have to employ a “mathematical prism,” you shouldn’t be in the biz. UGA will win if they want it bad enough. Regardless of what the math wizards and all the experts on these blogs have to say, it all comes down to cojones on the field. We will see if the Dawgs have ‘em or not.

Bogey

July 6th, 2011
2:15 pm

Thank goodness Tide Roll finally posted. I was having withdrawal symptoms.

Jim

July 6th, 2011
2:18 pm

Hey Mr. Gator,

You better start worrying about the state of UF football. Looks like a lot of question marks down there in Gainsville. I’d say UF is ready to take a nose dive into the mud while the rest of the SEC puts their cleats on the back of the gators’ necks. Or, as seen on “Swamp People”, a well placed shot to the back of the head.

Mobile Dawg

July 6th, 2011
2:22 pm

Hey Columbus Dawg, I used to have that young, refreshing, unbridled, optimism. What you say makes sense, let’s hope your right. Pardon me if I hold back on the kool aid just a while longer. I’m like Bill and always disliked anything other than basic math.

SOUTHGADAWG88

July 6th, 2011
2:33 pm

Tide Roll UGA will have more wins than Bama this year.The stats about UGA did blah blah blah against winning teams last year don’t mean jack.Last year has nothing to do with this one….just as what we did in 09 against blah blah blah had nothing to do with 10.That is one of the silliest analogies being thrown around these days

SOUTHGADAWG88

July 6th, 2011
2:39 pm

This is Muschamps first HC job….there is no guarantee that he will be as good as Meyer or Zook for that matter.

From Where I Sit

July 6th, 2011
2:44 pm

Once again, a lot of trash talking GA fans about a team that has not DONE JACK in 30 + years!

Must be hard when FL has 3 NC’s to your lonely one!

SC OR Gators Win the East in 2011!

Enough Said!

Jerry

July 6th, 2011
2:55 pm

If you like these kind of numbers then you should definitely check out this site I found recently. Here’s all you need to know regarding Richt.

http://coachesbythenumbers.com/coach-profile/?coach=Mark+Richt

MD

July 6th, 2011
3:01 pm

SSIGator has the ability to run his smack, the last 20 years proves it, and I’m a UGA fan. I hate reading it, living it, worrying about it, but until our team shows up and beats them more than once in a row; he has every right to crush us.

WDE

July 6th, 2011
3:15 pm

@MD SSI might have crushed you but not us…we have a talisman against him and his vile spewage..remind him CUM is gone,that we took his mighty Gators to O.T last year with a freshman QB and a terrible D and CUM was still there..and when he spouts off that it was the worse Gator team in a decade remind him when we went 6-7 last. Remind him his returning QB smelled up the spring game and his OC is a college program and buffet destroyer of biblical proportions. And lastly remind him we own the series and the Gators will never catch up….and his HC has yet to coach a game as a HC.and if you feeling a little cruel whisper to him…”We are bringing our dancing shoes” to Jax this year.

SSIgator

July 6th, 2011
3:18 pm

“After all, the only numbers that really count are on the scoreboard”

Really? I thought that wishin’ and hopin’ and prayin’ that UF loses more games than UGA (since they can’t beat UF on the field and get there) so they can get to the SEC game in Atlanta was what really counts. That is the only way it has ever happened before. What will they try next? Rumor has it that Mark Richt found a Ouija board in Honduras and has hired the local witch doctor form there to operate it.

SSIgator

July 6th, 2011
3:24 pm

WDE -

“we took his mighty Gators to O.T last year”

Is this is what it has come to for UGA fans? We lost again, but we lost in overtime! Yippeeee!!! Say it’s great to be a Georgia Bulldog!!!!

James

July 6th, 2011
3:31 pm

Someone else posted it. But yeah, if you like numbers, try http://coachesbythenumbers.com

They do this stuff everyday.

SSIgator

July 6th, 2011
3:31 pm

WDE -

“we own the series and the Gators will never catch up”

Sorry to hear that you have some kind of illness that is so serious that you will not live through the end of this decade. Probably just as well though. When Florida overtakes UGA in the overall record UGA fans won’t have anything left to woof about. My condolences to your family.

THE DUDE

July 6th, 2011
3:31 pm

WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. LETS GO BOWLING.

Ron Smith

July 6th, 2011
3:37 pm

It’s great to be a Florida Gator

JoeMac

July 6th, 2011
3:49 pm

@Wow, I do believe it, or i would not have said it. I guess I need to spell it out for you….. LSU, Alabama, Arkansas, Missy St., and Auburn, could and probably would win the East this season. The pups get the honor to lose to Missy St. and Auburn this season. As far as the ACC division champs go, I cannot see anyone from the East staying with the ‘Noles, and I am not sure any of them could hang with Va. Tech, the probable Coastal champ. USC and Florida might have a shot, but no one else in the weak East would beat either one.

1953Dawg

July 6th, 2011
3:52 pm

Tide Roll, now i understand your obsession with UGA’s second team O.L. After looking at Bama’s reserves on the O.L, UGA’s looks very impressive. You had better worry about your own O.L, which has 2 reserves from the state of Ga. that UGA didn’t even offer because they were not the top linemen in the state(Kellen Williams&Austin Shepperd). Add those 2(3 star wonders) with Steen, who is a 2 star wonder, and Boswell another 3 star wonder, and you have a pathetic backup O.L. You only wish bama had the reserves UGA had on the O.L. And as far as the #9 rated O.L recruiting class, Bama offered Dantzler, Ward, and the other 6′7 tackle out of Fl, who just happened to be an Army All American. So once again, your point is what exactly? Bottomline, bama has no depth on it’s o.l., all are 2 or 3 star wonders, and UGA has 3 (4 star reserves on it’s O.L, and would have had 5 if not for the attrition. Would still rather have UGA’s reserves than what Bama will lineup with.

SSIgator

July 6th, 2011
3:58 pm

“Dawgs look good playing the numbers”

Like our accounting class prof taught us in school – numbers are anthing you want them to be.

Paul "TD" Garmon

July 6th, 2011
3:59 pm

I wish all of you stinking people would look at the problems at Georgia thru a former players eyes like mine. The folks in Bama have it right. If Aaron Murry dosen’t have a fantastic season then the dogs are doomed. I remember when The Bear used to tell us “to suck it up and go”. This is what Georgia needs to do. Forget about last year and lets get foucsed on the job at hand. Only time will tell, but I see the dogs going 8 and 4. I may try to call coach Bobo ” the Clown” and let him in on some of the trick plays we used when I played. Good luck you old junk yard dogs. I have spent a lot of time around the game of football. Even after college I played in the NFL for 8 yeras. +This year I will helping out the high school here where I live. The Calhoun Yellow Jackets.

Joe

July 6th, 2011
4:09 pm

Paul, why don’t you shut your mouth. You never played pro ball. I thought you were a test piolt at Lockheed. You don’t even know how to spell football. I have heard all this before at the Shriners convention.

MD

July 6th, 2011
4:10 pm

I’ve tried to post 5 times, but I guess I’ve been blocked…

My point is (if this goes through), FL fans have the right to talk smack, it’s 17 out of 20.

We run the same smack back to GT fans and don’t listen to a word they say, which they have primarily stopped trying to come back…

Wow

July 6th, 2011
4:12 pm

JoeMac…you are an ignorant fool….put your money where that big mouth is!!

SSIgaytor,
you’re STILL here? Man, you are pathetic!

JoeMac

July 6th, 2011
4:26 pm

I am about to leave for the day, but if you cannot understand what I am saying, then you, my friend, are the ignorant one. Which west team of the 5 could not win the east??? I gave specific teams. All you are doing is spouting garbage. Do you honestly think that the pups, or Tennessee, or Kentucky, or Vandy(who will be the most improved team in the SEC this season, and WILL knock off someone that they are not supposed to) could beat Florida State or Va. Tech?? Really?? If you really think so, you need to take a class in college football 101. Quite honestly, South Carolina and Florida are the strongest teams in the East,and Florida gets its chance at FSU. Georgia has a great season if they can win 7 games. The Florida-SC game decides the East, and neither have a chance against the West, as it is decided Nov5 whan LSU and Alabama tangle. I will admit that you are Wow, but only bacause of your ignorance.

Senator Blutarsky

July 6th, 2011
4:31 pm

Look, if you take out the games against Auburn, Florida, UCF, Miss St, SC, Ark, and Colorado, Aaron Murray is one of the greatest QB’s in the history of college football.

Georgia really improved in turnover margin, if you don’t count the above games. True, against teams with winning records, Geoergia was last in turnovers, but let’s throw out all those teams and look at how the team did against Vanderbilt, Idaho State, LA Laffy, ect.

ACE2

July 6th, 2011
4:55 pm

Ace yesterday, Dallas , Judd and now Senator Blutarsky.

Senator Blutarsky

July 6th, 2011
4:58 pm

I agree with Phil Steele, and all others that predict good season for the dogs. Steele’s points all make perfect sense. At my prestigious law firm, we call this no culpea.

UGA FRIEND

July 6th, 2011
4:59 pm

UGA no worse than 10-2 in 2011. Everyone who worries about OL needs to relax and let the coaches do their jobs. This issue seems to be steam rolling and gets
more attention with each blog. The Dawgs will be good if everyone will ease up and wait for the games to start.

UGA FRIEND

July 6th, 2011
5:03 pm

Senator Blutarsky: Are you an ambulance chaser?

Senator Blutarsky

July 6th, 2011
5:03 pm

Look, Georgia lost 4 close games, proving 2011 will be a 10 win season. Ain’t I intellgents?

Senator Blutarsky

July 6th, 2011
5:05 pm

Go back and watch Murray’s performance against La Laffy last year. Amazing. I suggest you don’t waste your time on reviewing the UCF or Florida games, not Murray’s best day.

Snoop Dawg

July 6th, 2011
5:24 pm

What are the mathmatics of having a lousy coach? How does that figure into the season?

Football 101

July 6th, 2011
6:16 pm

joemac, Since James Madison beat Virginia Tech , yes I think any SEC east team except Vandy could beat them or FSU on any given day.Really the ACC? FSU just broke a six game losing streak to the Florida in 2010 not ready to proclaim them kings of College football yet. FSU and VT combined 7-13 vs SEC past 10 years. Vandy wouldn’t have to achieve very much to be the most improved team in the league , but really using Vandy combined with an ACC vs SEC analogy in a football argument will get an LMFAO as a grade in football 101.

BobbyDawg

July 6th, 2011
6:20 pm

I feel sure that the Dawgs will win the East. There’s nobody there to stop them!
“GO DAWGS”!

More proof of UGA trash among us

July 6th, 2011
6:30 pm

AJC headline: A Publix employee in Jacksonville was attacked after complimenting a man wearing a Georgia Bulldogs T-shirt.

Typical trailer park trash UGA fans.

BobbyDawg

July 6th, 2011
6:39 pm

Read the article stupid! The guy that threw the punch was the one wearing the shirt. He is a 6′4″ bully who lives in Jacksonville Fla. and is probably a Gator redneck criminal fan just like most of the Gators themselves. Check out Fla. players arrest record over the last five years compared to Ga.’s . Then tell the truth about SEC trash!

Truth be told...

July 6th, 2011
6:41 pm

It’s true that UGA lost too many close games last year, but 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. Twelve players arrested. And 41% of UGA football players are arrested during their time at UGA.

3. A player suspended for violating NCAA rules.

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

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

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

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

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

That’s really something to be proud of!

Kerryb

July 6th, 2011
6:59 pm

Who on earth cares what an Alabama blog things about us.

gt4ever

July 6th, 2011
6:59 pm

Bobby Dawg or whatever your name is…. The guy was a UGA fan. A typical UGA fan… Probably a UGA graduate… He was smart enough to hit somebody who couldn’t hit back.. UGA continues to smell up the state of Georgia!

Kerryb

July 6th, 2011
7:03 pm

Proof, I think those guys were in Jacksonville which makes them Florida trailer trash.

Kerryb

July 6th, 2011
7:04 pm

If he was a typical Tech fan he would have curled up in a fetal position and started crying.

Kerryb

July 6th, 2011
7:05 pm

Truth, all that moronic list you made proves that you are an idiotic ding dong.

Bitter spoiled recruit

July 6th, 2011
8:08 pm

gay-tard trolls are like a bad burp————-toothless——-yankee wont-ta-bee’s

————————–right next to tree killers in satus—————-hahahahahah—-go dawgs

old time dog

July 6th, 2011
8:49 pm

eYe think we can be okay but need to make sure we don’t beat ourselves either by our play or coaching. There has seemed to be too many games where we don’t adjust or react to something the other team is doing on both sides of the ball. Basically poor to average play against the better teams. Florida? This one could change. By the time we play Florida we will be whatever we’re going to be.

RedandBlackDAWG

July 6th, 2011
8:54 pm

The Dawgs will be bigger and stronger than they were last year at the very least. The biggest problem will be mostly the experience level of the second team. They will be strong and in condition but low in the experience level. This would seem to be the perfect year to have a very manageable schedule, with the only team that stands out in the SEC east, if their QB sobers up for the games, is SC. The first two games UGA plays set the tone for the season. Come out of them OK, with 1 or 2 wins, and no serious injuries and it could be a very good season.
Last years statistics have no more bearing on this years team than the numbers game some would play. Statistics and numbers are easily manipulated anytime you wish. If the DAWGS come out in good condition and with the proper attitude, teams will have to be aware of them, and if not, they will wind up on the wrong side of the final score.

Beast from the East

July 6th, 2011
9:10 pm

“Georgia fans don’t say “Wait till next year.”

That’s a Florida tradition.”

UGA_01,
You are absolutely correct, sir. When I grew up, us Gators were used to getting beat by UGA every year and I remember hearing our folks say that EXACT same thing year after year after year after year! Yeah, I do believe we (Gators) coined the phrase…..but it’s certainly OK if ya’ll want to borrow it!

PowerDawg

July 6th, 2011
9:15 pm

At least Phil Steele is an unbiased, neutral and objective media outlet.

RollBamaRoll? Not hardly.

Alphare

July 6th, 2011
9:20 pm

Bill, UGA morally won all the close games you lost last year.

Now, I feel much better.

PowerDawg

July 6th, 2011
9:23 pm

I would think Ealey’s offensive output should be simple enough to replace with a healthy King and a future star in Crowell.

Five of Ealeys’ touchdowns were scored in one game against Kentucky, so realistically our guys only need 7-8 TDs between them to compensate.

I think they will achieve those goals easily.

Ringleader

July 6th, 2011
9:46 pm

Tide Roll…………..You need to go lick a light bulb socket

rogeriter

July 6th, 2011
9:52 pm

SSlgator, excuse me, What was Ga’s record 3 years ago? !0-3. Maybe not championship, but not bad either.

Coach Grohbo

July 6th, 2011
9:53 pm

Dawgs look good playing the numbers.

They just have problems when playing other football teams.

bubba4dawgs

July 6th, 2011
10:58 pm

I’m a big DAWG fan living right in the middle of Vol country. How can anyone say the Vols will beat the DAWGS this year? Gimme a break! They’re just not ready yet. They are coming but certainly not battle ready like the DAWGS! It all sounds like a lack of confidence to me! Experience usually beats mediocrity almost every time. Just don’t bring any mediocrity to Knoxville and the Vols will go down!!

Dave

July 6th, 2011
11:04 pm

I’m a Dawgs fan and am optimistic, but “the odds are that you’ll do the opposite the next season to get back to the mean” lacks even basic logic. It’s like saying a coin is more likely to land heads if it landed tails the last 10 flips.

truedawg

July 6th, 2011
11:04 pm

I don’t buy in to numbers, or odds or stats etc. the past is the past. UGA is on the right track again after 3 years. Better work ethic, better team mentality. I’m not worried about UGA winning some games and winning most games this year. I just love how UF fans and Bama fans and bug fans feel like they have to post on here. Nothing interesting to talk about with your teams? Bama underachieved worse than UGA did last year. more tallent and supposively the best coach in all football? what happened bama??!! what happened? UF your great coach under performed last year, what happend to his top 10 recruits? why did ya’ll loose 4 games? Do you honnestly think the new ex UGA turn coat is a better coach??!! Do you have that much of a better team this year from last year??!! UF has owned UGA last 20 years. UGA owned UF first 40 years. You fans get on here and “crow” about beating UGA last year…is that tell you what kind of year you had? your best win was against a team with a loosing record? and it was in OT?? bless your hearts! Well you have same QB that was terrible, still no RB, and still no kicking team. and now unproven coach. pssst also hate to break news to ya..but your loosing all the real in state tallent to FSU..AGAIN…I’ll take my UGA team and all its problems over any other team in the NCAA. you know we lost to some good SEC teams..but we didn’t lose any games to our biggest instate rival. GO DAWGS!!!

Bama fan

July 6th, 2011
11:45 pm

The Bama blog has low expectations of Georgia football because as Bama fans we just don’t have much respect for Georgia football. They are a good regional team while we are an elite national team. Its pretty much always been that way with the exception of a handful of years here and there. Other than those rare years when Georgia really is good we just don’t respect your football tradition. Never have and probably never will.

Kevin

July 7th, 2011
12:12 am

Yeah Bama fan I know what you mean, so I guess God obviously does not respect Alabama much because he sent an F5 Tornado through your town. I mean because Alabama is just SOOOO great and everything. I dont understand why we even play college football when we know ALABAMA can never be stopped with all their mythical national championships and their losing seasons they never have had. Everybody loves Alabama so much in the United States of America while Georgia ranks number 2 behind Texas in College football sales. I would sure hate to see if Georgia ever became respected and known about nationally.

Terry

July 7th, 2011
2:42 am

Bama fan, Since 1984 Bama is 5-5 against UGA, when Bear was there Y’all had it made, but this is a different time, and different rules, there wont be any more of those days, the NCAA will see to that, and they have an axe to grind with y’all, so don’t step out of line, or Y’all want have nothing to do in AliBamer, cause everyone knows that’s all Yawls has to look forward to!

Big Dawg

July 7th, 2011
6:40 am

The real answer to all of this is will Coach Richt commit to the running game or will he say he is trying to be balanced once again. It is the same ole thing every year, to win consistently you have to be able to control the line of scrimmage. Championships are built on being able to dominate in the trenches, finessing does not win championships. You have to be able to line up and beat your opponent it is just that simple, yes occasionally game changers such as Hershall, Tebow, Cam Newton, Bo Jackson come along and they will win games by making plays for you. But until Coach Richt gets it, we will lose games that we should have won and BTW there were 6 of the 7 losses last year that we should have won. That is only my opinion but I think anyone who realistically looks at things will come to the same conclusion.

Go Dawgs

chazzo.crw

July 7th, 2011
7:14 am

If the Dawgs win the East and lose the SEC even though most are predicting 8-10 games at best, there are a few people who will say Richt can’t win the big games (or find some player to pick on). Even if the Dawgs win the SEC and lose a bowl game, even if the Dawgs were to go undefeated (and I am not predicting that) there are a few guys on this blog who would say, Richt can only go undefeated when there is an easy schedule, or they only did it because other teams were having a down year or they really don’t deserve it. They will find something to complain about or some button to press.

When UGA has a good season this year, doing better than many are predicting, not one of them will have the guts to admit they were wrong. Not one of the crappy troll fans or neg head Georgia fans will ever be man enough to admit that something positive happened.

nostrodamus

July 7th, 2011
8:06 am

UGA’s record will be 8-5 in the near future.

RedandBlackDAWG

July 7th, 2011
9:04 am

If UGA plays hard, with pride and as a team and with an attitude, and something to prove, they can write their own ticket and control their destiny. They have a lot to prove and I think they certainly have the athletes to do the job. Experience will have to be over come a little but if the coaching is there, they can do the job.

Bunch of Bunk

July 7th, 2011
9:18 am

“Combine better fortune in competitive games with the Bulldogs’ manageable schedule, and the numbers say Georgia should be poised to take a big step forward in 2011.” Seriously?

How about this: Play better defense.

chazzo.crw

July 7th, 2011
9:33 am

Bunk: Manageable is a good choice of words. It is not easy by any stretch. The games are spaced out nicely, though, and there is break before Jax. AU and SC are the two most underranked teams in the entire NCAA.

chazzo.crw

July 7th, 2011
9:37 am

If a player isn’t listening to a coach, he needs to go, especially if he is talking to other coaches. I don’t care how good he may be or how deep we are at a position. It’s all or none/all for one, folks, and that’s for the players, coaches, and fans.

TreaderJ

July 7th, 2011
11:10 am

UGA will beat:
New Mex, Vandy, Coastal Caro, Ole Miss, Kentucky, G Tech

UGA will lose to:
Florida, Auburn, Boise, South Carolina, Miss State, Tenn

5-7, pretty much just like last year, lose to teams with winning records, win against teams with losing records. Tenn, last 4 winners have been the home team, 2011 game is in Tenn. Richt can’t beat ranked teams, 2-9 vs. ranked teams since 2009.

Alachua Taxidermy Service

July 7th, 2011
11:52 am

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chazzo.crw

July 7th, 2011
12:02 pm

Treader J: When UGA beats some of the teams you claim that they will lose to, are you man enough to get back on here and say that you were wrong?

wreckmaniac

July 7th, 2011
12:46 pm

Yea, and another year of being run over by Tech’s high school offense

chugalug

July 7th, 2011
12:58 pm

wreckmaniac- Tech can run for all they want. That offense is fine until you fall behind then it shows it’s true one dimensional colors. Of course, you being an engineer and all, you would understand that. I am an alcoholic UGA fan and I can remember being fully aware of your type offense from my high school days 22 years ago. You might want to come to one of our AA meetings and try to recover from alcoholism too. They will help you even if they know about your high school offense. They and the rest of us will laugh however.

Albert Einstein

July 7th, 2011
1:10 pm

How’s this for a mathematical equation: You average 35 points and still lose games. How bout you just play a little defense. This may be the dumbest thing I have ever seen a blog written about. I understand you have to come up with a blog or column. But this is absurd. The formula for the dogs should be E=MC Tackle somebody for a change.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

July 7th, 2011
2:24 pm

Boy our fanbase and writers are really scraping the bottom of the barrell when comes to trying to create optimism for this season

AltamahaDawg

July 7th, 2011
2:55 pm

Mc Tackle somebody, and super size that.

jay

July 7th, 2011
3:02 pm

another year like last year and Richt will be gone. Around .500 going
into J’ville and he won’t survive the season. And he shouldn’t. I want
to see him coach until he retires but this program is underachieving.
If programs like Auburn and LSU can win BCS championships, we should
be able to as well. After the Hawaii massacre, I thought the program
was there but its spiraled down like a wounded bird.

edumacated

July 7th, 2011
5:01 pm

The team that works the hardest always gets the good luck.

D-Mac

July 7th, 2011
10:23 pm

For all the Richt haters out there: http://www.coacheshotseat.com/WinningestActiveCoachesIA.htm

The guy has all publicly committed to spending the rest of his career at UGA building a dynasty as his role model did. Loyalty should go both ways, and we should give him a fair chance. The link shows the math to this point. He’s the longest current tenured SEC coach in one of the toughest conferences in the country, and his numbers are still impressive.

Bill, you could have written a better article with the above link. You dumbed down the math in your article so much that it is meaningless to this scientist. I’ll continue to look forward to your analyses of intangibles and as it seems you’ve been trying to do all along, please approach math with caution.

sports

July 7th, 2011
10:49 pm

they pay good money over at The Auburn Correctional Facility

kingofsooners

July 8th, 2011
6:07 am

Dawgs look good playing with themselves. Boomer!

[...] Tuohy writes in response to my “numbers” piece the other day: Hi Bill, I’ve seen this “regression to the mean” idea all over the [...]

Hangman

July 12th, 2011
7:10 pm

Just let freshman Watts Dantzler take a place on the OL and you will see the difference!