From ‘Dream’ spring to nightmare summer (UPDATED)

Caleb King in better times. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Caleb King in better times. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

So now that UGA has made it official that Caleb King is academically ineligible, where does that leave the Dogs’ running game?

Awfully shaky at best. Yes, incoming “Dream Team” member Isaiah Crowell is expected to be the next great Georgia tailback, but the odds are long against him being fully ready to shoulder that mantle right from the start.

And with Boise State and South Carolina as the opening games, there won’t be any chance for tune-ups.

While Crowell’s running chops might be in fine form early on, chances are he’s going to have a hard time picking up the considerable pass protection duties that tailbacks have in Mike Bobo’s offense. And considering the questions surrounding the offensive line, that’s likely to be crucial.

So we might see quite a bit of the somewhat more experienced redshirt freshman Ken “Boo” Malcome in the mix to start with.

In terms of the running attack, hopefully we won’t see Bobo trying to make diminutive Carlton Thomas up the middle a primary mode of operation.

The move of Bruce Figgins to fullback should help out quite a bit in terms of pass protection. There might be times when Bobo might want to use Figgins in the tailback spot and have Zander Ogletree at fullback for maximum protection of Aaron Murray.

We’ll see how all that shakes out. But one thing’s for sure: The considerable pressure that was already on young Crowell just amped up. A lot.

Feel free to share your views of Georgia’s prospects in the wake of King’s loss.

JUNKYARD MAIL UPDATE

Brian Stewart writes: With the departure if Caleb King, do you think Branden Smith and/or Nick Marshall get more of a look as a tailback?

I don’t think either one is likely to be used on a regular basis at tailback, but both defensive backs could play key roles on offense. Smith has shown in the past what he can do with his terrifc speed but was used sparingly on offense last year. That was already likely to change this season. The junior cornerback spiced up the G-Day game, scoring a 28-yard touchdown on a catch from Murray and finishing the day with two catches for 38 yards and two carries for 11 yards. Afterward, Bobo said, “He’s such an explosive player. I wish we could have him full time. … He can make plays. We’ve got to continue to find a way to get him on the field.” I think the departure of King will only increase the odds of that happening. As for Marshall, Mark Richt has talked already about possibly using him at quarterback occasionally in the Wild Dawg offense and I’d love to see that happen on a regular basis. But I’ll believe it when I see it. So far, Bobo hasn’t shown that he really understands how to most effectively use the wildcat or Wild Dawg formation.

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dont get it

July 10th, 2011
8:30 pm

@ AD – I did ask you that “flawed question” but it was quite some time ago so I’ll give you a pass. Also never said I wanted the HC fired in July. Even I understand how foolish that would be. You made one mistake in you last post. You wrote “its possible to beat Florida this year…” No its not. Its really not. I completely get that you think wining the east and the SEC is a bigger deal than beating florida. Most fans would agree. But when you go 2-8 against them it changes this a bit. At some point you HAVE to turn that RIVALRY around. You correctly stated that we have lost to them all three times we have won the east. But, in 2002 that one loss probably cost us a national title. Agreed? And lets face it, losing to the best team in the east on an annual basis and still winning the east ist going to happen all that often. As long as we have fans like you brushing off the loss to florida every year, we will continue to be a joke in jax. And CMR has had more than enough time to turn it around. Again he has lost to some very averaghe UF teams. that what bothers me the worst. yes UF won two national title while he was there but what about years like 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and last year? Its a joke at this point CMR has failed and its past time to fire him. you again side stepped the question. How many more losses to UF before your in favor of firing him? or are you telling me that that game just doesnt matter to you that much?

JB

July 10th, 2011
8:50 pm

IF…………and I mean IF……..We can’t run the ball this year, we will struggle with every game except the 4 or 5 cream puffs we play. Boise,SC,Miss St,Fla,AU and Tech will all be a tall order.
I want to win every game…….I know we need some luck………Yes luck.

Nightmares all over

July 10th, 2011
9:22 pm

Nightmare summer? How about a nightmare fall!

Boise State 48, Georgia 17

Buh bye, Saint Mark. :-)

Dirty Dawg

July 10th, 2011
9:48 pm

still-at-the-bar…clearly I’m not as well-versed on DUI, blow-it or don’t blow-i, advice but I do know that several years ago I served on a DUI jury in DeKalb County where the guy also refused to take the breathalyzer…the instructions the Judge gave us was that said ‘refusal’ could be taken as an admission of guilt and that’s what the Jury used as ‘evidence’ for a guilty verdict.

In discussions with the Judge and the attorneys following the verdict – they spent some time with us answering questions – we were told that you can indeed insist on a blood test but you must take the breathalyzer first. Obviously if you pass the breath-test, you’re clean, but if you don’t, and If you pass the blood test instead, it takes precedence over the less accurate breathalyzer.

tide roll

July 10th, 2011
9:49 pm

Thanks Joe, for telling it like it is regarding RICHARD SAMUEL. Dawg fans on here won’t like it though. They never do when they’re presented with FACTS. I didn’t realize it but you’re right, Richard scored 43 touchdowns his junior and senior years while PLAYING BOTH WAYS. They’re absolutely certifiable in Athens. The decision to move him from running back reeks of Bobo. This rivals his decision to go after Cam Newton as a tight end. I know the guy’s married to Barb Dooley’s niece, but enough is enough. How can a guy be married to Dooley’s niece AND be the best available offensive coordinator in the country. What a coincidence! Yeah right. Richt’s duty to the players and the Dawg nation is to find the best available. He comes across as this nice guy, but it’s to a point. This Bobo thing is political, nothing more nothing less, and richt should be ashamed by letting politics take precedent over his duty to the players and the Dawg nation. Why doesn’t Pres. adams or this guy Mcgarity step forward? Oh, never mind, I forgot, it’s UGA!

Mobile Dawg

July 10th, 2011
10:02 pm

Tide Troll, let’s say you’re absolutely right about Mark Richt, being totally incompetent, how many times do you have to continue to spout your useless opinion? How many times can you make one point? Do you have anything to add other than bitter hatred? And what’s your connection, why do you care? Looks like Bama’s “running” into problems with their own RB corp. One and done there. What do you have to say about that?

Still@theBAR

July 10th, 2011
10:35 pm

Mobile Dawg
I don’t think Richt is that bad, but some of his choices in coaches have not been good. I think Bobo will get Richt canned. Bobo just has not done enough with the talent he has been given. I don’t want to hear about all the points scored last year against mostly bad teams either. Yes, some better D last year and the dawgs could have won a few of those games, but Bobo is not mentally strong enough to compete with most DCs in the SEC.

Mobile Dawg

July 10th, 2011
11:32 pm

BAR, I wasn’t serious about Richt being totally incompetent, just trying to make a point with Troll boy. I do have to say as a whole that CMR isn’t the best option we have as the Leader of the UGA program. His Leadership is directly proportional to the success we’ve had on the field. That offends a few but it’s SPOT ON describing his attention to our program the last FIVE years. Even though it seemed as we had huge successes finishing up with a Number two ranking, the seeds of dissentigration had been planted. Maybe Richt was a victim of his success, maybe he never saw the train coming that hit him, regardless, he’s a highly paid caretaker, and overseeer of the UGA football program and he’s failed.

"CaneDawg": Just visiting UGA with a conspiracy theory.

July 10th, 2011
11:46 pm

After having a couple of days to reflect on the crisis at RB for UGA, a conspiracy theory may have arisen. With the all the hoopla surrounding Georgia this preseason concerning CMR on the hotseat and the hype about the true freshman taking over at RB, I’m starting to think Caleb King really didn’t want to play for UGA anymore. CK was never a Rhodes Scholar, but this may have been his ingenius way of ultimately getting out of this program deliberately. Ealey wanted out after CMR went out on the road tour after spring practice saying,” He wouldn’t be surprised to see true freshman, Crowell toting the rock in the opening game versus Boise.” CMR made it no secret WE3 was in his doghouse and Ealey made it no secret he needed to start elsewhere with a clean slate after getting the word of what CMR had said about him on the speaking circuits. WE3 also made it known he wasn’t going to stick around at Georgia to compete with a true freshman for playing time with coaches he felt were talking him down to the fanbase and wasn’t going to give him a fair chance to retain the starting job. So he said good luck to CK, “I’m gone.” Caleb King has been lampooned throughout this blogosphere as a illiterate, crazy, dumb, and a disappointment at RB for UGA. You can call him what you want to but he’s not as dumb as the kool-aiders and offensive coaching staff. CK as well Ealey knew at some point in the season by popular demand to the coaches, they would have to give way to the freshman and relinquish being starters. When Ealey left it was simple for CK to ascertain he probably would start at RB for the Boise game, and see spot duty after IC caught on in pass protection. Thus CK had little incentive to satisfy his academics if he had already made up in his mind he didn’t really have a desire to play for UGA as a backup RB. So flunking out was really his exit route and ticket out of the mess in the pass first offense in Athens. This spring has revealed a group of offensive players that DO NOT have a desire to play any longer for CMR. Some of the players to leave were seniors who should have been dedicated to finishing what they started more than four years ago. Something is very wrong in Athens under this current coaching regime and the players are defecting because of it. The coaching staff has to bear the brunt of the responsibility for the defections whether it was poor athletic recruiting or bringing in primadonna academic casualties . Enormous amounts of money has been wasted under the Richt regime and UGA can’t afford defections of players who probably shouldn’t have been recruited to Georgia in the first place. They have established and invested in mediocrity within the program and some kids have decided they need to get away from the madness. After ten long years on the job there is no reason in the world UGA should lack depth in key positions, especially at RB. You can blame individual players all you want, but they aren’t paid to make the decisions at Georgia. The coaches are. Caleb King may have made himself look bad by flunking out because just like Ealey, he really didn’t have a desire to play for UGA under the current coaching staff any longer. So why hit the books to stay eligible. There may be a mutiny of dissent among the players judging UGA’s uninspired, mediocre performance in the Liberty Bowl loss. I hope I’m wrong but it appears CMR may be on the brink of losing the confidence of the team as he has lost segments of the fanbase. If this team can’t pull together under CMR and perform to meet expectations, then there should be no excuses for the consequences of what will happen if they turn in another disappointing season. Georgia simply cannot afford to continue to be mediocre.

RED DOG 77

July 11th, 2011
12:12 am

‘Ol Bill “Bummer” King………you’ve done it again!………Bill why don’t you just shut the old pie hole, or move your loyalty to Florida…….you know you are secretely pulling for the Gators, aren’t you?……………..Bill, Bill, Bill………ever heard of a freshman All-American?……..we might just have a few on this team, but all that seems to concern you is what’s on paper. Bill, you are the perfect example of a BULLDOG killer……….We have some chemistry in Athens that I have not seen in some time, and along comes “Bummer” Bill, doing his best to convince DOG NATION, not to mention the players, what deep poop we are in. Bill these kids feed on us, we feed on them, and together we creat chemistry…………..Bill King……….you are my #1 “BUMMER KING”………….Regards, RED

P. Bull Terrier

July 11th, 2011
2:11 am

Are there really any Georgia fans who think anyone will be the “next Herschel Walker”? I don’t think so. As a college football RB, Herschel was a once in a lifetime talent, and likely the best there ever was. All of the “next Herschel Walker” talk comes from the FLA, ALA, AUB, etc. fans. (Tech fans don’t talk football, they just talk panties.) As a Georgia fan, I hope Crowell, Malcome and/or Thomas will be able to step up and help the team this season, but never in my wildest dreams do I think any one of them will be the next Herschel.

FLA DAWG

July 11th, 2011
6:46 am

tide roll,

you are exactly correct about Samuel. For the life of me I can’t understand the notion of putting a true freshman and a redshirt freshman as starters in the backfield when Samuel has such a great opportunity now to be a leader.

Not every running back shines his first year or two. Regardless of his performance in other positions the kid can run and hit the line. I think he could help Crowell and vice versa.

But hey, I’m sure Richt will make the best decision – he always has, right!? lol

Travis

July 11th, 2011
8:11 am

Bill King….Shaky at best?????? where have you been the last 3 years……with your head in the sand?????? Like Caleb was the end all to be all……like many have said and would agree: Caleb AND Ealey were a cancer on this team…..that they are gone is a good thing. Not like we had anything to jump up and down about with them.

chazzo

July 11th, 2011
8:26 am

There is no way to know all that has gone down behind the scenes or offer up some BS psychological profile. Obviously, though, for what ever reasons or rationale, CK made decisions that indicate he did not want to play for UGA. Ealey was more overt about it.

I will continue to defend them from the obnoxious and self-righteous fans and anti-fans who tear these guys down and sling insults. They didn’t want to play for UGA. End of story. MOVE ON!

Adjustments will be made. Guys will step up. Crowell cannot and will not handle it solo. Look what happened to Lattimore last season and how it affected a team that had become dependent on him. I agree with the post that says there are no more H. Walkers. Not only was a unique talent, the game has changed in the last 30 years. Freshman or not, players just can’t take the beating game in and game out. UGA is thin at RB and thin on the line. Other teams will be trying to hurt those guys.

I still think a lot of good changes have been made. I don’t think the loss of a couple of guys who ultimately did not want to play for UGA is a big loss to the team. I hope they sort it out and make something happen positive for themselves. But, the rest of us and the team need to Move on.

Ben

July 11th, 2011
8:41 am

The running back position lately has not been a competitive position. It has been by committee, or when I want to be taken out as in Marino, and playing them as platooning. No one has really stepped forward. When Samuel had to play because of injuries and inexperience of the others, Bobo never let him back on the field. Well Those two ran all over Tech that year and “owned the state”. Now what do you have. A red shirted Junior that practiced at LB to be back up and a scatback that are the only backs with game experience on the whole team. Great job Bobo. What ever happened to improvement by competition….Oh I forgot, the star hs running back has to play, They own the position and no one else will beat them out.

JY

July 11th, 2011
8:44 am

Richt’s comment about Crowell probably playing in the first game has jumped up and bit him in the but. This was a slap in the face of all the backs, inconsistant to his past philosophy of they have to block before they play, and a despiration move on his part to hopefully save face because of the high profile of signing the best back in the state.

AltamahaDawg

July 11th, 2011
9:00 am

OK don;t get it, lets try this….if you want to argue with me, can we at least make it something that I don’t already know, or at least something I have said?

I don’t have a Number to something that doesn’t exist. It just plain does not work that way. I know you want it to, it doesn’t.

As far as not being as helpful (as you appearanlty are) towards the long term health of the program, particualrly UF game. I’m sorry. I can’t get Richt fired for losing in 2002. That’s simply not my job, and I stopped playing pretending games long ago. I have been going to that game over 30 yrs, except for a few. Doing all I can.

RedandBlackDAWG

July 11th, 2011
9:54 am

JY,

CMR never said that Crowell was going to start this fall. He said he could see Crowell getting some carries right off the bat. If Ealey and King were scared of this competition, then they weren’t the answer at RB anyway. Competition helps everybody. Ealey wanted to be the only back and the key man all of the time. His blocking skills hurt him as well as his attitude. King could block, but he evidentally didn’t want to study. The book is still out on Crowell for sure, but he does have natural skills at that position, so I hope he grows up a little and works hard. He has been given the task of most likely starting whether he is ready or not, so I hope he is up to the task. There just aren’t that many Lattimores around so he is on the hot seat, so to speak, LOL.

dont get it

July 11th, 2011
10:09 am

@ AD – you are taking a page out of a certain American presidents book by ridiculing those who take issue with you rather than taking on the questions they have. Your doing you best to twist my words and doing things like making fun of imaginary pimples on my face (ya, and I’m the childish one). You and I both know I never asked you to get MR fired. All I’m saying is that you are a posterchild for those fans responsible for CMR still being employed. Again what I’m saying is – Why do UGA fans tolerate this when other programs in our conference would not? This is why my handle is “dont get it”. You really think if UF had won 2 sec titles in ten years, and had a 2-8 record against UGA, the HC would still be there? It is a matter of expectations. Bama’s and UF’s are higher than ours thanks to fans like you. It’s that simple.

chazzo

July 11th, 2011
10:20 am

don’t get it: You hit the nail on the head, brother!!!! That is to say that you summed up the exact problem with your perception, when you said: “I’m saying is that you are a posterchild for those fans responsible for CMR still being employed.”

We don’t have any say or power in whether CMR stays employed at UGA or not. Certainly, some post on the AJC blog is not going to sway that one way or another. We come on here to chat about our team, usually with some regard for the actual article attached to the thread. Nobody but nobody is going to get Richt fired or prevent it by posting on here. Not you. Not anybody.

BIG JOE

July 11th, 2011
10:42 am

At first I was disapointed, but in the grand scheme of things I think it’s good; I know Crowell won’t have the experience of pass-blocking, but I don’t want to hear Richt or Bobo crying — It didn;t seem to bother Latimore last yr as SCar won the SEC East w/ him –beating both GA & FL in the same yr –and when did SCar ever have a recruiting class ranked as good as FL or GA??? Stop crying & coach these kids up –or McGarity (or Adams) will find someone who can.

BIG JOE

July 11th, 2011
10:45 am

chazzo, a post alone will not get anyone fired, however MANY posts on MANY blogs & fans taking to the airways DOES put pressure on an AA… Just ask Phillip Fulmer.

Marion Campbell

July 11th, 2011
10:57 am

Maybe king could follow the Tyrone Sorrells path and get a 3.5 at Tech.

dont get it

July 11th, 2011
11:00 am

@Chazzo – I realize what your saying. this blog and many like it though can be a guage on how the feelings of a fan base as a whole is feeling about a coach. My point is this – when the majority of a fan base is against a coach keeping his job, he is gone. It comes down to money. And when the majority of a fan base is fed up with a coach, the money stops rolling in. What Im frustrated with is the fact that most fans are in favor of keeping this man while at other schools in the SEC he would be out by now. Also I find it amazing at how difficult that is for so many of you on this blog to understand. Do I want him fired in July? No. Will I be pulling for him to win every game this year? Of course. But I sure hate the thought of rolling in to jax this year just like so many years past, sitting in the Fl. section which I have done since 1980 (good year) when I was 4 years old, and knowing we have no shot yet again. And worse listening to fans like AD after the game tell me why its not Richts fault and how the series will turn around any year now. Thats all BS and I do not apologize for wanting this man out of the job.

Columbus Dawg

July 11th, 2011
11:07 am

Hey Bill, When is Coach Richt going to give a state of the program address and answer some of these questions that everyone obviously has? I saw more than one post from supposedly different posters about King being academically ineligible three months ago. Now to me, there has to be some info leaking out about the goings on in Athens way before we see headlines about it. What is that called, “keeping it on the downlow”? I have this morning read a post that claims that Bean Anderson is also in trouble. I guess it will be the day before kickoff before we hear anything about that, providing there is any truth to it. It would seem that the goings on in Athens is being kept under the rug for as long as absolutely possible before coming to light. More often than not this is a recipe for disaster, and the quicker the light of day hits all of the shadows, the quicker the problems can be resolved.

FLA DAWG

July 11th, 2011
11:28 am

don’t get it,

you got it.

well stated.

AltamahaDawg

July 11th, 2011
11:36 am

NO, what I am doing is refusing to let YOU convince me how I feel about something. OR tell me what I meant, or tell what I should say. I am the expert on my opinion. You asked me a question. I answered the question. It’s not the answer you wanted. If that is frustrating to you, then I would suggest just giving up.

But since you asked a new and direct question, I’ll respond. I am convinced that if Jeremy Foley had been sitting in Greg MCGarity’s shoes, Mark Richt would still be the coach of (whichever school). And I am convinced that the UF fans would fall pretty much in line with what UGA fans are thinking about that.

And If Muschamp has the UF program in the top 10 or better, wins the east 3 times, SEC twice, and has a legitamate NC “type” team a couple times (irrespective of not getting to the game) in his first 8 yrs, It will take more than 2 down years for that school to fire him. If he has a 3rd in a row, and nothing seems to be getting any better, they would do what UGA is going to do. No, I do not think that losing to UGA all the time will seal his fate.

dont get it

July 11th, 2011
11:57 am

You answered the question? i missed it. sorry. what was the number again? And your just dead wrong about UF. They would have canned him last year if not the year before. But thats ok. we disagree. no harm no foul. Just the thought of a UF coach going 2-8 vs. UF and not getting fired is flat out funny though. And again its not just two down years. Its the fact that year in and year out we have the most undisciplened team in the SEC, we lose to our biggest rival on an annual basis, we have players that cant stay out of jail, and maybe the worst thing is the time it takes Richt to react to a problem. He has been surpassed by the quality of coaches that other teams have hired since he started 10 years ago. its past time for Dawgs to wake up and realize that. But there is no hope for you and those like you, that, my friend I DO GET.

dont get it

July 11th, 2011
11:58 am

2-8 vs UGA that is

dont get it

July 11th, 2011
12:00 pm

AD – You “would suggest just giving up”? you really need to give Richt a call man. Im telling you there is a spot for you on his staff. He gave up winning in jax a few years back.

Mobile Dawg

July 11th, 2011
12:14 pm

Columbus Dawg, I find it “disturbing” that we haven’t heard a peep from Richt since his return from Vacation. Players xferring, being declared academically ineligible, just sounds odd, nothing from numero uno.

Maybe he just doesn’t want to feed the fire. What he says doesn’t carry a lot of credibility with me at this point. He’s down to just show me the results. He had a good recruiting class, first, guess we will see what kind of team he puts on the field, second, and the results third.

DAWGMAN

July 11th, 2011
12:19 pm

Ouch! That’s gonna leave a bruise. But, you know, attitude and physical fitness will go a long way. Necessarily aided by great coaching and unpredictable, imaginative play calling…Come on Dawgs! Help one another!

FLA DAWG

July 11th, 2011
12:23 pm

don’t get it,

I try to respect the opinions of others but like you I am as disappointed in the lack of many in Dawg Nation to cease support of the team until Richt is gone.

This guy has had ample opportunity to turn the ship around and has failed dismally. The team is not game-ready and they often look like a deer caught in the headlights. Poor blocking, poor tackling and often baffling playcalling.

My greatest concern is the team will win 8 games more or less and it will be just enough for the softhearts and softheads to say that he’s making improvement.

FLA DAWG
Class of ‘79
I was in Jax for the Miracle On Duval Street & in New Orleans for the NC (perhaps the greatest, defensive National Championship Game ever played).

dont get it

July 11th, 2011
12:36 pm

yep – I was thinking the same thing. I live in Gay-ness-ville, Fl. and I can assure you thats exactly what the people here are hoping for. They want Richt in Athens for as long as possible. Im worried that our soft schedule this year (by SEC standards) will be just enough to keep Richt employed. Look, Richt is as classy and as fine a human being as there is. I want nothing more than for him to do well. That being said he has failed. Its time to turn the page. I think what did it for me (other than that little thing they call the win/loss record) was two years ago at the spring game. I watched Uf, then Bama, then UGa’s spring game. I saw Saban on the field screaming as if his life depended on him caoching his tail off that day. Same thing from Meyer. Then Richt – you guessed it. we had just come off of a bad year and he’s up in the press box laughing and joking with the announcers. He just doesnt seem to understand what a 3million dollar a year pay check entails.

Columbus Dawg

July 11th, 2011
12:39 pm

Mobile Dawg, I do not want to come off as anti Richt, because I believe he is a great man, and a great coach, given the right environment, and I want to see him succeed greatly as Head Coach of the Dawgs. I just know by talking to several Georgia folks, most of whom are contributors to the University, that keeping all of the bad info out of the news until the last minute, then later trotting it out as excuses for bad results on the field will not be tolerated any longer. I know that the 2008 season was thwarted due to injuries, it’s football, and injuries happen, but the last two years worth of discipline problems, and now all of the academic casualties have now reached the intolerable level. I just think it would be in his best interest to address the issues publicly.

Mobile Dawg

July 11th, 2011
12:50 pm

I agree on most fronts Columbus Dawg. The exception is “I” just don’t believe he’s “cut from the right cloth” to be a “great coach”. I’m not grilling you, or calling you out but would like your opinion of what you meant by “given the right environment”.

FLA DAWG

July 11th, 2011
12:50 pm

don’t,

You live in Gainesville, Florida!?
Whoa! I thought I had it tough living in South Florida!

I don’t even wear UGA hats, shirts, car tags, etc any longer.
It became embarrassing a few years ago.

Well, I’m sure ready for Sept 3 and then the 10th.
Those two games will surely set the tone for the season and Richt’s future.

7576DAWG

July 11th, 2011
12:50 pm

FLA DAWG
McGarity has already made a lot of changes and we have had numerous surgery’s to remove the cancer from the team that obviously affected the teams performance last year with the wrong attitudes. After all that has happened since last year McGarity is now waiting to see if anything else needs to change.
I like the changes and hopefully nothing else needs to happened but my money is on McGarity. He doesn’t seem the type to accept being second best.

FLA DAWG

July 11th, 2011
12:52 pm

7576,

I agree with you about McGarity.
He has given Richt everything he needs in a very short period of time since he arrived.
The burden is 100% on Richt now.

dont get it

July 11th, 2011
12:57 pm

I agree as well. my only problem with it is it took too long to get to this point. again, that falls on Richt.

Snoop Dawg

July 11th, 2011
1:26 pm

Our only hope is that Preacha Man Markt Wrecked flunks out of his football classes like Caleb King flunked out of his courses. McCavity took all of the Tan Man’s admin duties so that he coulld spend more time on the arts and science of Football. From what I’ve seen, he is flunking. I doubt if he has gone to class. If Richt were to flunk out, then we could get a real coach who could fire the clowns like Bobo… Then the future Caleb Kings might actually reach some level of potential. As it is, it is a joke–all for three million per year. Suckah…

CookHornet

July 11th, 2011
2:01 pm

Dawgs are gonna kick some boise arse! We will be fine…a new attitude and a new season…in college sports these days it is not the best team that wins, it is the team that plays the hardest (as evidenced in the bowl game)…Dawgs play hard all season, got the slackers off the team and only good thngs can happen…with all the running backs we had, Bobo would not use Crowell or Boo much, but now they will shine baby shine!!! Take that to the bank!

Ed

July 11th, 2011
2:01 pm

Well, looks like it’s Malcome and Crowell’s show. As for Caleb King he was a decent running back but his grades bit him in the end.

Buck Blew

July 11th, 2011
2:05 pm

Crowell will be the first player ever to win the Heisman trophy during his true freshman season. Book it. He is that good. 11-1 for the Dawgs this season with the only loss coming in Jacksonville against Florida.

dont get it

July 11th, 2011
2:50 pm

Anybody else realize that the joke in jax is about to hit a new low? Not only are we going to lose to a first year HC but he’s one of ours! Just when we thought it couldnt get any worse. I bet they hang 50 on us.

BIG JOE

July 11th, 2011
4:04 pm

Look guys, when your time is up you will know it. When, regardless of how many people you hire & fire, regardless of your recruiting classes, you still lose –the ball doesn’t bounce your way, or no matter how many offensive linemen you recruit, they all dissipate by way of injury or quitting/transferring, year after year, –things that you cannot control, your time may be up. When you lose BOTH of your starting RB’s in the offseason — These are signs that the ride is over. Richts time may very well be up.

BIG JOE

July 11th, 2011
4:06 pm

Buck,
11-1 & a loss to FL at this point in the two coaches careers should warrant a fresh start.

BIG JOE

July 11th, 2011
4:08 pm

dont get it,
I’d be surprised if FL hangs 50 on anybody –I doubt that against UGA’s D. Our offense may look pitiful (again) though.

wreckmaniac

July 11th, 2011
5:32 pm

So what. This has nothing to do with the fact that this is a national championship team.

Keep the laughs coming, dawgs.

ratherBgambling

July 11th, 2011
6:01 pm

Has Isaiah figured out the name of his dog yet?