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.

466 comments Add your comment

RxDawg

July 8th, 2011
3:25 pm

What a bozo. I guess now Caleb can be crowned an official flop.

ClinchPanther

July 8th, 2011
3:26 pm

Bill your continued poor old uga theme is getting old. It use to be i could count on you but now you are getting as bad as bradley and the rest. i’d rather you just said nothing.

italian_29

July 8th, 2011
3:26 pm

Yep, what could have been. RxDawg

italian_29

July 8th, 2011
3:27 pm

What is even sadder was his tweet, “sometimes there are things you just cannot control” WHATEVER! STUDY!!!!

CHDawg

July 8th, 2011
3:28 pm

UGA and King will be fine…some of the clueless, classless posters on the AJC blogs…I’m not so sure about. Malcome, Crowell, Thomas, and Harton will all play well….look at 04 when we had true freshmen Ware and Brown running all over opponents.

SouthSide Dawg

July 8th, 2011
3:28 pm

When we say “Goooooooo Dawgs!”, a mass exodus is not what we have in mind.

PBR=America

July 8th, 2011
3:30 pm

Albert A.

July 8th, 2011
3:30 pm

Sorry to hear about this…………

RxDawg

July 8th, 2011
3:30 pm

OK, on to some constructive posts.

1. We could move Malcom Mitchel? Small, but supposedly ellusive.

2. My biggest vote is incoming WR Justin Scott Wesley (sp?). This is a thick WR. I think he’s something like 6′1″ and 230. And he has track speed.

3. I’m against this but… move Richard Samuel back?

4. I really don’t like this one but Brandon Boykin?

5. Isreal Troup? Not sure how quick the new WR’s can hop into the mix but it would probably effect him as a possible candidate.

Our offense lives and dies with the running game. When we can’t run, we can’t score. So now our offensive line and running backs are paper thin. Yeh, it might be a good idea to supress any kool aid drinking. The only saving grace I can think of is that I do feel like we have some great atheletes in other positions that could possible cross train and help out at RB. Who knows, maybe we’ll find the next Robert Edwards.

Jasper Sanks

July 8th, 2011
3:31 pm

Caleb King….Hahahaha…..that bot a fool yall. Wooooo, I mean I was lazy and all but I passed bird callin and basket weavin!! I gladly pass down my crown to the new “King” of Flop. GATA boiy!! Ha

By the way, anybody got any jobs?

SEC Football

July 8th, 2011
3:31 pm

All you have to do is read his comments and that will tell you why he is no longer in school!

CalebKingtheBlackmailer

July 8th, 2011
3:31 pm

hey junkyolddawg… how come the bo@sters stop paying me last season? Its day fault my tutors didnt get paid to write nemore paypers 4 me. I aint gonna go to da Music City Bowl in Dec to watch COach Ricks last game either..

GT BBall Fan

July 8th, 2011
3:32 pm

I got skills, I can run the ball, give me a scholly! Did Caleb get tutored by Damon Evans?

AltamahaDawg

July 8th, 2011
3:32 pm

When you mark C, and the correct answer, the one that the instructor put on the whiteboard and told you was correct is B, that is something you can control.

Who Me?

July 8th, 2011
3:32 pm

You have to think the UGA Coaching staff saw this coming weeks ago and has been preparing the remaining RB’s for this. Unless injury bug hits, we should be OK.

GT BBall Fan

July 8th, 2011
3:34 pm

@CHDawg – You must love the red koolaid?

JaxDawg05

July 8th, 2011
3:35 pm

Looks like the “Boos” we’ll hear on game day in Athens this year will be for cheering Ken Malcome instead of directed at Mike Bobo. Go Dawgs!

CalebKingtheBlackmailer

July 8th, 2011
3:36 pm

Dem Rb’s still being coached by a WR.. How come our Coach is so dumb. He have a WR coaching RB’s and a RB coaching WR… dat COach Rick 4 ya.

CHDawg

July 8th, 2011
3:36 pm

BS, nobody is defending not studying. He is paying for his mistakes dearly. Imagine not getting to play TB in your senior year…so these people are adults making these comments? Far worse than King’s mistakes in my book.

RxDawg

July 8th, 2011
3:36 pm

Oh dear god… did Caleb really say “some things you can’t control”!? That one statement explains so much.

FinanceBuzz

July 8th, 2011
3:37 pm

Oh it will all be ok…Isaiah Crowell *longing sigh*…he’s the next Greatest Running Back Since Herschel (TM)….wait…that’s what you said about Caleb King and Wahaun Ealey and….pretty much every running back at UGAg. Oh well…same song, different verse this fall. *yawn*

AltamahaDawg

July 8th, 2011
3:37 pm

If the gain is only a yard or two because it went sideways, I’d rather it was because samuel was the LB, not the RB.

CHDawg

July 8th, 2011
3:40 pm

GT, actually if you go back to Chip’s earlier article on RBs and look, I said that Malcome would be the story at RB in ‘11–long before this came up. I think he will be our next great TB. Crowell could be great, too. I don’t drink koolaid; it’s bad for you. You, are on the other hand, show no class whatsoever. Picking on some kid who lost his eligibility….

WalterEgo

July 8th, 2011
3:41 pm

While Ealey wasn’t an ideal solution for us and it’s hard to know what was said between the coaching staff and Ealey, if the coaching staff knew academic ineligibility was even a remote possibility with King it would appear they would have worked far harder to retain Ealey. Had Ealey known that King was possibly if not likely going to be ineligible he might not have asked for a transfer or he would have waited to make his decision.

OL decimated without an adequate number of recruits and RBs too few and inexperienced. Frankly, I support many things about Richt but this OL and RB situation is not consistent with major college recruiting or coaching.

CHDawg

July 8th, 2011
3:41 pm

Let’s drop that “are.”

uga alum

July 8th, 2011
3:41 pm

I wouldn’t characterize this as a nightmare summer. Last summer was a nightmare when every other day someone was getting arrested. Caleb King leaving is not the end of the season and doesn’t come close to a nightmare.

bjohndawg

July 8th, 2011
3:42 pm

Short on Offensive linemen….very short on RBs….inexperience receiver corp.
Our weapons are Butler and our kick returning game.

They better not get rid of the kickoff like they talked about a few weeks ago.
It may be the only way we can score.

OobiJenkins

July 8th, 2011
3:44 pm

Caleb King is a knuckle dragging drool slurping moron if he can’t pass spoon fed academics. Really??? Jasper Sanks should be happy! I am so glad this era of paint licking tail backs is over at UGA. Lets turn this over to the new kids. On twitter @OobiJenkins for the adult rants.

Sam Robards, Dawg Fan

July 8th, 2011
3:46 pm

Well, this is kinda surprising, kinda not.

The man didn’t have what it took to stay in school, and I don’t think he was that dominating a presence on the field to where we’ll be lost without him. He was a great pass blocker and had a great game against Tech in ‘09, but that’s about it, to be honest.

I think our other guys will step up, though. We won’t lead the conference in rushing, but I think we’ll do good enough. I have a good feeling about Malcome and Crowell. Thomas has good speed, but Bobo just keeps misusing him (tosses, sweeps, options: NOT up-the-gut running!).

Again, this sucks for him, but UGA’ll carry on. Go Dawgs!

chilidawg

July 8th, 2011
3:47 pm

Keith Marshall… Go get him.

Big Johnson Dawg

July 8th, 2011
3:49 pm

Actually, this is just a continuation of the same nightmare ever since he and Washawn arrived. Hate to see this, was hoping King would try to go out with a bang, but I guess self -destructing it is. I guess it’s better to happen now than one week before the season opener. What a waste!

Lifelongdog

July 8th, 2011
3:51 pm

Of the incoming freshman, Nick Marshall seems like the most versatile choice to convert to RB. With the jury still out on the elegibility of Jarvis Jones, tampering with Richard Samual is tricky. Damian Swann is also a monster athlete along with Malcome Mitchell, and possibly Justin Scott Wesley. I think the real X factor here is Malcome. He has quietly worked his tail off and is a legit downhill runner. With a yr in the UGA system under his belt, this former 4 star RB might be hungry to remind people of his talent. Any big time high school recruits paying attention? Go Dawgs!!

RxDawg

July 8th, 2011
3:52 pm

Go get a few Keith Marshall’s

big john 330 lbs

July 8th, 2011
3:52 pm

Get Branden Smith ready to go. I’ve said all along, he’s our most explosive rb. He’s an average cover corner and too weak for run support. He needs to be in the rotation at rb.

RxDawg

July 8th, 2011
3:54 pm

And is anyone else thinking that maybe, just maybe, one of the biggest two reasons that UGA declined the past 3 years is Caleb King and Washan Ealy? Talk about some recruiting whiffs.

A friend of mine that was from Ealy’s hometown actually warned me about him.

Beast from the East

July 8th, 2011
3:56 pm

Looks like UGA is going to be in the same boat as us Gators. Opening the season with about 70-75 scholarship athletes. That’s what we get by playing by the rules and not oversigning. The attrition this year at both programs has been nothing short of crazy.

Jacket Man

July 8th, 2011
3:58 pm

Guys, I’ve warned you that the Bulldogs are already having some serious problems with Isaiah Crowell, whether you want to believe me or not. For the sake of the program, I really hope Richt can get his act together quick or you guys are going to have a long season. Your only salvation is that you’ve got a terrific young QB so you might be able to turn into a pass first offense, like the Gators. Hang in there…

Jacket Man

July 8th, 2011
3:59 pm

I should have said, like the Gators used to be with Meyer running the show…

RUN DMC

July 8th, 2011
4:00 pm

Why does this guy mention the difficult blocking schemes in Bobo’s offense every single article he writes about running backs. It’s not like they’re running the old Maryland I and using three fullback’s. Every running back in the country has to learn how to block at the college level. Not just God’s gift to football, UGA.

NewnanDawg

July 8th, 2011
4:01 pm

Don’t count on Crowell to come in and be the next great. Remember Jasper Sanks, Patrick Pass, Richard Samuel, Caleb King, Kregg Lumpkin, etc. All were HUGE national RB recruits, and none were impact Freshman. All except Lumpkin were busts their entire career.

Miracles can happen, but don’t ever count on a true Freshman to carry your team in the SEC.

7576DAWG

July 8th, 2011
4:06 pm

Everybody should have been ready for that one, he missed the bowl game and there was plenty of rumor that his academics were not getting any better.
Thomas is not the answer. Malcomb was looking great in practice last year and will be better than what we had last year. Also, Marshall is a great athlete and should be given a chance.
BOBO DON’T PANIC , you have some great athletes that were used as running backs in high school.

UGA Insider

July 8th, 2011
4:09 pm

Mike Bobo….Do you remember when we were at UGA at coach Donnan had to go over to the defensive side of the ball to get our RB? You bet you do!!! His name was the “R” Train…. Robert Edwards and everyone knew he was the best athlete at UGA. Now do the same thing and bring Brandon Smith and Nick Marshall to offense and thrive again!! Also, get a past rb to teach them and not a past wideout like our current rb coach was. He is clueless on how to make cuts and adjust to space.

Jim Donnan

July 8th, 2011
4:12 pm

Dont let it BRAKE your spirits Dawg Poo fans….my spirits are BROKE for you.

Natureboy809

July 8th, 2011
4:13 pm

Even without King or Ealey, our offense is still probably in better shape than it was during some of Richt’s “Glory Years”. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a 100 times- get the defense where it needs to be and everything will be fine. Hopefully Grantham can do that.

Big Johnson Dawg

July 8th, 2011
4:13 pm

Agreed 7576 Dawg, we were much better off before King and Ealey arrived, had a pretty good team when we had Verron Hayes, who was really a fullback. Just get someone that can block and hold on to the ball. ( this excludes Smith, who fumbles too much ) If we’re going to use Thomas, then short pass or run to the outside, not up the middle.

Big Johnson Dawg

July 8th, 2011
4:16 pm

Heck, maybe we need to do like the Bears. Which ever nose tackle is not in there, put him in. We’ll have a “Refrigerator Dawg” lol

Will

July 8th, 2011
4:17 pm

Looks like “The Veer Option” is coming to UF and UGA this year on offense. Isn’t that the easiest kind of offense you run with 5 scholarship lineman total and 2 scholarhship rb’s?? For the second year in a row both programs will be out of the top 25. Embarrassing with that talent.

Destin Dawg

July 8th, 2011
4:21 pm

Step up Ken Malcome…. I want the ” BOO ” birds out when you make a good Run !!!! Go Dawgs.. plenty of talent.. may need to move some of ‘em around… Go Dwags !!!

Lifelongdog

July 8th, 2011
4:21 pm

Malcome is the most SEC ready. He has potential to be that kinda bruiser that can punish a defense in the 4th qtr. If Crowell can come in a just be solid with flashes of greatness as ths season goes on….Let number 3 and 4 RBS prove themselves through practice and through the season. There is still good talent on the team.

Will

July 8th, 2011
4:23 pm

CMR and his offensive staff just had a meeting in which he asked the staff what is the most basic type offense there is that any of the guys had ever won a football game with. Surprisingly, Mike Bobo said he never won a game with it but saw a movie one time where they said “The Veer Option”. Coach Friend said he saw that one too. CMR said since we only have a few scholarship Olineman left and one scholarhip rb who weighs over 160 left I think we need to install “The Veer” at once!

CADAWG

July 8th, 2011
4:26 pm

Was Caleb really THAT good to start with. Is it going to be THAT much of a loss? I don’t remember that he made that much difference when the carried the ball over the rest of the RBs. Might be better off without the distraction.

AltamahaDawg

July 8th, 2011
4:26 pm

Look no further than 2004, to see 2 newbie RB, and a line that was terrible the year before, BUT did have a mature QB and a couple of TEs, a few never great but stepped it up WRs, to see what “could” happen. Murray is no 5th yr senior Greene, but he’s not RS freshman again either.

Big Johnson Dawg

July 8th, 2011
4:28 pm

Just call Coach Dooley. He used the “Veer” at one time.

outkasted

July 8th, 2011
4:28 pm

only concern i have is will crowell and malcome be able to pick p the blitz…. i’m still not worried

Big Johnson Dawg

July 8th, 2011
4:30 pm

Is this what the AJC meant with their column “Caleb King as 2011 savior”

Will

July 8th, 2011
4:32 pm

CMR is in a van headed to Tallahasse to dig up some old tapes at Coach Bowden’s house to learn more of “The Veer”. Coach Bowden said he feels sorry for them and will even feed them lunch.

Natureboy809

July 8th, 2011
4:33 pm

AltamahaDawg- you’re right- Murray is no 5th year senior David Greene. He actually had a better QB rating last year then Greene did his senior year. Granted Greene didn’t have AJ Green to throw to either. But again- fix the defense and the rest will take care of itself

dmr

July 8th, 2011
4:35 pm

Bill, WHAT DO YOU HEAR ABOUT THE ELIGIBILITY OF JARVIS JONES, DUE TO THE PARKS AND REC. SCANDAL IN COLUMBUS, GA? If Jarvis remains eligible, moving a 6′2, 248 lbs. Richard Samuel back to offense in the short run could be an option. This is only if Jones is eligible.

Look for Branden Smith to also get some additional looks, now, on offense…not necessarily as a running back, but his speed could be used to force defenses to play more honest.

Realistically, Samuel could move over to offense for two – five games if Malcome cannot fill the void, thereby allowing Crowell to learn as had been the plan for the Dawgs.

DawgStudent

July 8th, 2011
4:36 pm

The smart move is to move Samuel back to RB, Malcome has been injured more than hes been healthy and you cant count on Crowell to carry the ball 30 times a game and also possibly be injured early in the season.

UGA Insider

July 8th, 2011
4:41 pm

DMR:

Samuels is not an option at RB. We are thin at LB now that UGA is preparing for a 2-6 game suspension for JJ. He could even miss the year.

Doofus Dawg

July 8th, 2011
4:41 pm

Time to put in the spread!

truedawg

July 8th, 2011
4:43 pm

Hate it for the kid. Once again he has proven to his own worse enemy. Good luck in the future and i hope you learn form all this.
I have to agree now, move Samuel back to RB for a few games. See if Crowell can learn fast and see if “Boo” can stay healthy. I like Boo, he’s got tallent, but injury prone. I swear thought if i see another Thomas up the middle play…Well We can also put Smith in the back field more, but not whole game, unless someone new can step up and play in the secondary. GO DAWGS!!!

Natureboy809

July 8th, 2011
4:44 pm

UGA Insider: I don’t care how thin we are at LB or RB. Richard Samuel is not an option at RB and never should have been IMO. Kid is just not a natural runner at all but Richt wasted 2 years of this kid’s life beating his head against the wall trying to make him a RB- I think simply because Richt seems to insist on having a HR threat in the backfield even if it means sacrificing the ability to pound the ball and keep the chains moving.

truedawg

July 8th, 2011
4:45 pm

JJ will not miss more than one game. The person that bought the ticket for him is in trouble, but not JJ. The guy was acting in a parental role with JJ and NCAA is taking that into concideration along with sitting out last year. I seriously doubt he’ll miss any palying time. GO DAWGS!!!

JB

July 8th, 2011
4:48 pm

@UGA Goff who moved Robert Edwards to tailback.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

July 8th, 2011
4:54 pm

This should be another lesson to all UGA fans,

Please stop overhyping ball players until they have proven it on the field

King was considered the next coming of Herschel, same for Jasper Sanks

Hopefully this Crowell kid will live up to expectations but until he does it on the field its all talk

AFDawg

July 8th, 2011
4:54 pm

This is proof positive UGA doesn’t “fix’ grades for athletes any longer, look at the impact this will have on our backfield — but I’m good with that. My focus these days is to run a clean, ethical program and to play with motivation and “heart”. I was so sickened last season when the reporter asked Chizik if Newton would be academically eligible to play in the championship game and he said — “we’re getting that all cleared up” (subliminal slip-up there). The way the SEC West approaches “winning at any cost” is sickening. Anyway, Caleb had his schedule laid out for him and plenty of free tutors to help him learn the material — he just didn’t have the discipline it takes to be a student-athlete. Too bad his lack of effort will impact the UGA football program overall, but all the Dawgs can do at this point is suck it up and play the kids who show the will power and motivation to suceed. Practice hard, play hard, and be proud of your success as a player and student.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

July 8th, 2011
4:55 pm

Samuels has proven he is no tailback

Everytime someone farted he fell down

Please shut up about Samuels

Wildwood Dog

July 8th, 2011
4:58 pm

Caleb King perhaps can be described as an enigma wrapped up in a mystery, or to use a line from the old Kris Kristofferson song, “he’s a walking contradiction, part truth, part fiction.” He never wanted to be in class, couldn’t make appointments with counselors or coaches, and, sadly, in the end, apparently never wanted to play football at a high D1 school. Guess he won’t have to be bothered by such a busy schedule anymore. We’re disappointed in you, Caleb, but here’s hoping you turn yourself around and make something of your life. Biggest disappointment at RB for Georgia since Jasper Sanks….

McDawg

July 8th, 2011
4:59 pm

it wasn’t that long ago when we didn’t have a tail back and V. Haynes filled in quite nicely

UGA Student

July 8th, 2011
5:04 pm

Unleash Malcome!

Saban

July 8th, 2011
5:05 pm

Boise State 66 Dawgs 0

King jumped ship. He saw it coming.

What?

July 8th, 2011
5:06 pm

I don’t get it? All I ever hear on these pages is you people complaining about “running back by committee”. It doesn’t work, nobody gets in a rythm, blah, blah, blah…Good, no committee this year, right?

I’m certainly no Alabama fan, but this is what I hear from those guys: “Sure, we lost a top WR and Heisman RB early, and a 5-star freshman RB to injury, plus 2 additional RBs who left the program, but we’re going to win another NC again this year”.

UGA is superior to Alabama in every offensive category, except OL and possibly RB (yes I know who TR is), right now. Why the doom and gloom? The offense scored plenty last year, with NO running game whatsoever. None.

The special teams guys are excellent, and the defense will be much improved. This should be a nice turnaround year for you guys, especially considering you could have EASILY gone 9-3, 10-2 last year. The only big loss was to AU, and that game was close until the late stages. Did Georgia lose any other games last year by more than a touch? I don’t recall any…

What?

July 8th, 2011
5:07 pm

I just don’t understand all the negativity, and the bashing on Richt and the OC, those guys are doing a heck of a job, and they seem to be doing it the right way…

LogicalUS

July 8th, 2011
5:09 pm

Well let me paraphase the UGA homers at the AJC…

This escalates the outlook at RB from “encouraging” to “outright dominating” because losing the only two backs with any experience or ability simply makes room for that walk-on boy from Decatur. Well at least UGA has those two 5-2 160 RBs which ran all over their “new and improved” Defense at the Spring game.

Good thing that the oft-injured coming “messiah” showed up at summer workouts completely out of shape and unable to complete workouts.

This should really start the UGA to the MNC fantasy from the AJC homers.

FLA DAWG

July 8th, 2011
5:09 pm

In a twisted way this may be a plus for The Dawgs. Richard Samuel was a much tougher running back than King ever was and his fumbleitis is curable – happens to many RBs. Isiah and Richard in the backfield is a better teamup than King / C.

Of course Richt will not put Samuel in the backfield and the O Line will still be unable to block so it doesn’t matter. Furthermore, Richt and Bobo are still employed at UGA so again, it does not really matter.

I get the sense Richt is disorganized and it became contagious years ago. There’s no question the man wants to win and is doing his best but that doesn’t justify his position or salary at UGA.
Our tradition has no more time for this man.

UGA Alumnus

July 8th, 2011
5:09 pm

@SEC Football
July 8th, 2011
3:31 pm

Is King no longer in school? Just because he’s academically ineligible for football doesn’t mean he got kicked out of school.

It amazes me how many people on these blogs equate football with being a student at the University.

Same thing happened when Mettenberger got kicked off the team. People started saying he got kicked out of school. He did not.

That said, King might have decided to leave the University. But I haven’t heard that.

Does anyone know for sure?

KeepDreaming

July 8th, 2011
5:16 pm

So Caleb didnt play in half the games last year, and he OBVIOUSLY wasnt going to class. What the hell was he doing then?!?!?!

Scholarship money being spent at it’s finest. What a waste!

Jim

July 8th, 2011
5:19 pm

Why, o’ why did we not see the light? Beverly Hall could have tutored this young man, teaching him the value of hard work, academic rigor, discipline and ethical living. Another missed opportunity!

powerhouse?

July 8th, 2011
5:26 pm

Once a King, always a King, but an ineligible King?

I thought Ck would run for a ton this fall…shows what I know.

SWD ALUMNI

July 8th, 2011
5:28 pm

Ken Malcome showed what he is capable of in the spring game,he will step up and show all doubters

Muck Richt

July 8th, 2011
5:30 pm

What do you expect when Muck Richt keeps recruiting dummies like Ealey and King? These guys were given a free pass in high school, they certainly aren’t college material. Both of them will be sweeping floors this time next year.

And Crowell is from the same mold, so expect exactly the same outcome.

old time dog

July 8th, 2011
5:32 pm

AltamahaDawg… LMAO on your3:37 post. Probably the best one liner eYe’v come across in a long, long time. eYe really hope they leave him at LB and go with whatever other players can fill the niche. Funny thing is a helluva lot of people were fussing about the likelihood of King being the back and now that he is gone, they act like we lost the entire running game. eYe just don’t know. Great post though. Still LMAO.

Bob

July 8th, 2011
5:37 pm

How ’bout this…go to a split-T backfield with Figgins and Geathers as halfbacks and Jon Jenkins as fullback. Of course, our offensive braintrust would put Wooten, Carlton Thomas, Troupe, et al on the line to block.

BirdDawg

July 8th, 2011
5:41 pm

Just exactly what is it going to take? Mark Richt is not in control of his team. Fire him…Now! Put Grantham in charge. And dont come back to me with Richt cant make King go to class because he damn sure can. You all forget soo quickly wanting him fired last fall. Do you really need another 6-7 season to remember that emotion? Save the season and start getting Kirbys office ready for next year.

Dawg 39

July 8th, 2011
5:41 pm

Since I have faith in Richt & in Bobo This is only another temporary set back. The Dawgs have players that can run the ball. My concern remains the OL & having a RB that can block to protect the QB. The Dawgs will still be as good as the OL allows them to be.

Dawg 39

July 8th, 2011
5:43 pm

BirdDawg, Why fire the best HC the Dawgs have had in my lifetime & I go back to Wally Butts?

FBFan

July 8th, 2011
5:46 pm

OK how many offseason departures are we up to now? Lately we average 7-8 dues to arrest, suspensions and academic issues. We are getting close! Bill are you still predicting 9-10 wins and an SEC east title? Good luck with that. CMR you da man!

Mary Kastner

July 8th, 2011
5:47 pm

Caleb, If you need a shoulder or ANYthing else, I’ll be there.

Narvie

July 8th, 2011
5:50 pm

Mary, I thought you was gonna watch the Braves with me.

ga gator

July 8th, 2011
5:51 pm

I went to Gday with my wife and Malcome was clearly the best back on the field. Running attack will be fine, the lack of depth on the OL is more of a concern.

Bob

July 8th, 2011
5:54 pm

@BirdDawg…maybe Richt didn’t want King on the team, and didn’t want the controversy of dismissing him. Between arrests, suspensions, and dismissals over the past five summers, summer hasn’t been fun for us Dawg fans.

SEC1

July 8th, 2011
5:55 pm

Ealy and King:

Two HUGE disappointments. Life goes on, but I hope somebody learns a lesson from all this.

The fans and media are part of the overall problem. We put these players on pedestals and annoint them as Demi-Gods. The fact is, most are niave kids who struggle with the unbelievable expectations placed on them.

It also promotes the “I’m untouchable” mentality.

Take a look at the state of college football- the Fiesta Bowl Scandal, Ohio State, Oregon, USC, Cam Newton – where does it end?

We need SERIOUS changes in the system. Unfortunately, I do not see it coming given the economic force that college football has become. It’s all about the money…

Sad…

St. Richt

July 8th, 2011
6:06 pm

It was Donnan that moved Edwards to RB. Goff had him playing defensive back right up until the day he was fired.

Denver Dawg

July 8th, 2011
6:06 pm

Quote from Isaiah Crowell’s facebook page: “Bert boy stop wildin down dare..I kno u gota get it but be smart bra.stay up man.ion need nun of my $@%!$@ gone when I $@% back,and take care of my Lil $@%!$ Stevo while I’m gone.f*c da police they bring us no piece! ! ilove y’all g $afe..”

THIS is who we’re counting on?

Bob

July 8th, 2011
6:06 pm

SEC1, excellent analysis and it is all about the money. Look how much more you’re contributing/paying now vs 10 years ago for season tickets, and parking. Look how much the conference divies up each year in TV, bowl, and sponsorship money. Do you think Richt at $3M a year is our money’s worth? As a 43 year season ticket holder (and UGA grad), I enjoyed the games and gameday experience a lot more ten/fifteen years ago. Just my opinion.

SEC1

July 8th, 2011
6:12 pm

Agree 100%, Bob.

Here’s to the good ole days…

Respectfully,

A 1990 Alum.

St. Richt

July 8th, 2011
6:20 pm

Denver Dawg, gotta hand it to you for being one of the only fans on this blog that doesn’t automatically assume IC is going to be the second coming of Herschel or Garrison Hearst. This “no big deal” attitude from Schultz and others is unbelievable. I normally give Uncle Jessie on this blog a lot of grief, but at least he is being honest about the potential impact of losing King.

Mary Kastner

July 8th, 2011
6:20 pm

Bob, Do you remember me?

Bob

July 8th, 2011
6:29 pm

Mary…vaguely. Were you the night mgr at Effies or the day clerk at Bubba’s Bait shop?

Narvie

July 8th, 2011
6:31 pm

Mary, the Braves play in 30 minutes. Could you bring some of that PopsRight butter flavored popcorn when you come?

Sess Poole

July 8th, 2011
6:31 pm

Did you read the King’s tweet: “Somethings u cant control, and what seems bad right now might turn out good. Too [sic] all of my homeboyz hold UGA down don’t let them brake [sic].

Just for the record, most third-graders are more literate that this bozo. And yet, Mark Richt recruited him and UGA accepted him. The stupid loser couldn’t even pass remedial studies.

And you wonder why they call UGA the Cesspool of the South.

Mary Kastner

July 8th, 2011
6:32 pm

Narvie, If you want popcorn you better get it. I’m working on Bob.

Mary Kastner

July 8th, 2011
6:35 pm

Bob, Oh my God!!!! You do remember me. Effie’s darling. I never worked a bait shop. You always were a good tipper.

Jay

July 8th, 2011
6:35 pm

Agreed Bill, the dream is over. It’s nightmare on main street.

AltamahaDawg

July 8th, 2011
6:36 pm

Samuel saw limited action at RB TWO seasons ago, and has spend the time since, intensely in the past year, full time training at LB. Why would a sudden reverse in direction for him today, weeks before the opener be a smarter move than going with Malcome (who has spend the past year intensely training at RB).

AltamahaDawg

July 8th, 2011
6:39 pm

clearly Caleb was encouraging his (ex) team mates to not “slow down” in his tweet.

waytogoRicht

July 8th, 2011
6:39 pm

This ones on you Richt. Its not gonna be another one of your “it doesn’t rain on the opponents side of the field, like it does on our side” excuses. You recruited him Richt and he’s your baby.

slaw dog

July 8th, 2011
6:41 pm

Did I miss something here?

Mary Kastner

July 8th, 2011
6:42 pm

You miss me slaw dog, don’t cha?

Capt Computer

July 8th, 2011
6:43 pm

Bob, Are you slaw dog?

Frankie Teasley

July 8th, 2011
6:45 pm

I live at Hartwell Mary. C’mon over. I’m a doughnut boy.

CHDawg

July 8th, 2011
6:47 pm

The thing that bothers me a little was King’s comment about not letting them break you (corrected). If he is talking about the media and hateful fans on blogs that’s OK, but if he means the coaches, then that reveals a bad rebellion problem. If that was his attitude (don’t let the coaches break you, or from the adults side–don’t listen to or obey the coaches) then he really was spreading a cancerous, loss-causing attitude. He certainly had his problems with being disciplined, as did Ealey. If one were coaching a kid like that, one might let him cook his own goose. This is the first year they could have taken a tougher line with King and Ealey because of depth problems. I sure hope he meant the press and naysaying fans. Regardless, it is time to move on as CMR said.

DDawg

July 8th, 2011
6:50 pm

Wow, just wow.

St. Richt

July 8th, 2011
6:50 pm

CHDawg, I think he was referring to “the man” breaking you. Don’t let the man break you. Its always the man that is holding these genius’s down..

St. Richt

July 8th, 2011
6:51 pm

King’s tweet sounds elegant compared to Isaiah Crowell’s facebook page.

Old65DAWG

July 8th, 2011
6:51 pm

Don’t count on Crowell. Someone had better check his background out. After all, he is from Columbus which brought us Jasper ( “Put in the Ground) Sanks, Jarvis (”Air Fare/Traveling Man”) Jones and that basketball ‘Pay Mama’s Cell Phone”) recruit.

St. Richt

July 8th, 2011
6:59 pm

Don’t worry, Old65DAWG, there will be plenty of people checking out Crowell’s background and his recruitment at some point. Most likely the NCAA.

chilidawg

July 8th, 2011
7:03 pm

This may just keep opposing defenses a bit more honest… With King rotating into the game, they would have sold out for the pass because he was most familiar with the blocking assignments. Now, Crowell and Malcome just need to be sure they know them, too.

tide roll

July 8th, 2011
7:08 pm

Richard Samuel. 6′2″ 230 lb. load. 43 touchdowns Jr. and Sr. year high school. 80 yd. td run vs. Ark. (untouched!) as a Soph. No one you have or had at RB can do that. Reincarnation of Darren McFadden. Samuel hasn’t played linebacker since high school.(5yrs.ago!) At least Grantham can use that as an excuse. This is another Richt/Bobo “right under your nose” moment. It rivals recruiting Cam Newton as a tight end. Maybe it is time for Richt to go. Samuel should.

Delbert D.

July 8th, 2011
7:09 pm

“Bobo might want to use Figgins in the tailback spot and have Zander Ogletree at fullback for maximum protection”

I don’t think the Boise St. and South Carolina defenses will bite on pass option with that combo.

Old65DAWG

July 8th, 2011
7:12 pm

St. Richt, that’s what I am afraid of.

Narvie

July 8th, 2011
7:18 pm

Braves are in a rain delay. Mary must have got with ole Bob. I ain’t really got much going on here right now.

Frankie Teasley

July 8th, 2011
7:22 pm

I burnt my mouth bobbing for french fries in a Fry Daddy one time. It left a big blister and everyone made fun of me at work.

Tide roll or troll?

July 8th, 2011
7:23 pm

Tide Roll,
I believe Samuel is a great athlete and a model for the other players to follow, but TB wasn’t his gift. He does have great speed and he’s tough, and he did make the great run you described (almost untouched). His problem running, in my mind, was with his balance and his ability to elusively change directions as he accelerated into the hole, while protecting his legs. As he accelerated, contact with his legs almost always brought him down. I think he is a natural LB. I noticed a loud and funny sounding “pop” whenever he made a hit on GDay, and I read that the players call it the Samuel pop, or something like that–it is very distinctive; he obviously delivers a blow. Your expertise, that you frequently advertise, has been damaged by your swing and a miss on this topic.

Brucerugby79

July 8th, 2011
7:28 pm

with you RX DOG something good will come of this-I like your attitude bro

savannadawg

July 8th, 2011
7:28 pm

What? Not Caleb King! Oh my we are doomed I tell you doomed. What a joke! This kid should never have worn a University of Anybody’s uniform from what I’ve heard about his grades from High School. But folks don’t fool yourselves. These bad recruiting issues have been with UGA for a good while now. It seems as though they are changing a little but who knows. just because a kid is supposed to be an all world this or that, doesn’t mean he or she is nescessarily going to help the program get better. I think we recruit a number of kids that think they are entitled to something. They are! That would be the “FREE” education their asses get when they play a sport on a scholarship. I am so glad Coach T is tearing some asses, a new one! And I hope that he has free will over them, meaning no favoritizms. Can’t have that period. I wonder sometimes if CMR really knows how blessed he is. I sure hope he does. He really needs to know who his accountable players are!! I don’t mean asking his assistants who the accountable players are. I mean the ones HE can count on. And knows. You know “being in touch”. Because if he don’t have it now this is going to be one trying season.

Ugab

July 8th, 2011
7:39 pm

MR has no proven FBs. He has no proven RBS. He has a very thin OL. He does have Murray. MR does not have proven LBs. We all have seen the safeties and CBs. They suk. Our DL is unproven. This is the SEC and MR is not ready. This will be his last year as dawg. He needs to goto a school who will let him travel while his players get kicked out of school

Ugab

July 8th, 2011
7:42 pm

I would rather have a 3 star player with good grades with lesser talent. The 5 star kids who can run, but he can’t read a playbook is getting old. Bring back the Pollacks and the Greensx

Lakedawg

July 8th, 2011
7:54 pm

Dawg fans we are going to see a lot of Nick Marshall in the back field this fall.

To bad Caleb could not have buckled down and helped the team and himself.

LagDawg

July 8th, 2011
7:56 pm

Ok, we take so long to offer these kids because of our evaluation on them. We need to do a better job of evaluating all our players on the field and in the classroom. Recuiting in GA. is tough with our declining education. Our state is at the bottom when it comes to education and UGA seems to find everyone of them. We need to recruit a smarter player also not just a better football player. There are plenty of them ou there. Now, with that being said. We need to bring in a least two RBs in the 2012 recruiting class.

JRW7

July 8th, 2011
8:06 pm

Is CMR still in control of these players?

Delbert D.

July 8th, 2011
8:26 pm

I wonder if the coaching staff is looking deep inside themselves about how they sell a fantasy to these kids who really have little aptitude for college. Yet another dropout with little to show for it other than failing to meet high expectations, and with a questionable future ahead. Do the coaches even realize they are integral participants in a meat market? Do they care?

How can King reset himself? Listen to the wrong people and get into the wrong kind of life? Or, join the Marines? They would tell him from Day 1 that he is a useless piece of crap, will never amount to anything and will certainly fail. That tends to recalibrate one’s self image. Then he can proceed to find out who he really is. The first choice is so easy; the second so hard. Nothing is preordained. Life can be hard, but it can also be rewarding. It can also be short.

Buh Bye

July 8th, 2011
8:28 pm

Most UGA fans would actually like to see another 6-7 season if that’s what it takes to get rid of Saint Mark.

Boise State and USC will be his swansong. Buh bye, Richt!

AltamahaDawg

July 8th, 2011
8:30 pm

That is incorrect.

Mulligan

July 8th, 2011
8:31 pm

“Is CMR still in control of these players?”

What made you think he ever was?

MarineDog

July 8th, 2011
8:35 pm

Buh Bye
July 8th, 2011
8:28 pm

Most UGA fans would actually like to see another 6-7 season if that’s what it takes to get rid of Saint Mark.

No, Buh Bye, that’s not true. It’s just that people like you are the ones who scream the loudest. Negativity always seems to gets the most attention in our society these days.

GR82BAG8R

July 8th, 2011
8:47 pm

Well it’s time to see what the Bulldogs are really made of. Adversity should unite the team, and with all that talent they should surprise everyone. If they start 2 – 0, will all the Richt haters apologize? What if they beat Florida?

FLA DAWG

July 8th, 2011
8:59 pm

Samuel can carry the ball and hit when hit. The young man has enough confidence with a position change (which should never have occurred to begin with) now to do very well in the backfield with C. They can compete with each other for yardage and wins. King falls at the first hit. Samuel is much tougher. Anyone can see that and Richt has blown it yet again.

A problem has given Richt the opportunity to correct a mistake in my opinion. Let’s see who he replaces King with then make up your own mind about Richt’s ability to organize.

Regrettably the O Line will be so weak (again) that it may not matter in any case.

CHDawg

July 8th, 2011
9:11 pm

Fla: you need to look at Samuel’s stats. He ran it almost 90 times in ‘09. He had one 80 yd run, but if you back that one run out, he only avgd. a little over 3 and 1/2 yds a carry. We have good depth, and good runners. Samuel is a very talented athlete, and I think he will make a difference at LB. His speed is pretty freakish for an LB.

7576DAWG

July 8th, 2011
9:19 pm

Buh Bye
My only criticism with CMR is he can’t be objective in evaluating coaches if their friendship out ways the coaches results. I certainly don’t want CMR to go anywhere. None of the coaches in the SEC take us for granted. They always have the Georgia game on their list as must win games. They all take us very serious.
If you took a survey as to where to get rid of CMR or keep him , it would be overwhelming to keep him. Not only is he a great coach but no coach in the SEC has more integrity, ethics and values than he does. So don’t assume a majority feels the way you do.
I prefer to let McGarity handle it. He has earned that respect . McGarity go’s way back with Florida demanding a winning program. Give him a chance to do his job. I will back him either way he decides.

AltamahaDawg

July 8th, 2011
9:22 pm

Samuel hasn’t even thought about carrying the ball for almost 2 years. Malcolm was intensely training for that yesterday.

We need him stopping the run a lot more.

Mobile Dawg

July 8th, 2011
9:28 pm

I say make another run at Ralph what’s his name for OC. That would deflect the heat for a little while.

AltamahaDawg

July 8th, 2011
9:34 pm

I guess we will see a bit of the Alex “I wouldn’t want to be like you” Parsons Project too.

Dawg Tired

July 8th, 2011
9:36 pm

This is not good.

AltamahaDawg

July 8th, 2011
9:36 pm

Ralph Sampson.

FLA DAWG

July 8th, 2011
9:39 pm

I maintain Samuel would have been much more successful if there had been more holes to run through. Our line was more of a wall for our backs to climb over than hole breakers for Samuel to run through.

AJ was a Godsend. We sure didn’t get running yards the way a Dawg Team used to.
No RB could have made yardage when the openings don’t exist.

Walker had the great fortune of one of the best lines in the country to run behind. I am sure he would tell you that now. Samuel had nothing of the kind.

gomdawg

July 8th, 2011
9:40 pm

BILL AGAIN IF YOU CANNOT SAY SOMETHING GOD ABOUT GEORGIA THEN GET YOU A REAL JOB. THIS IS THE WORST I HAVE EVER SEEN YOU WRITE. COME ON SAY SOMETHING GOOD DAMN.

AltamahaDawg

July 8th, 2011
9:44 pm

But you think he would have those holes this year?

FLA DAWG

July 8th, 2011
9:48 pm

Nope.
And I wrote that it does not matter in any case because of the weak O Line.

FLA DAWG

July 8th, 2011
9:54 pm

With less than two months until kickoff I see a team that has lost both of their “veteran” RBs, an O line with players that were incapable of making consistent blocks with some green recruits, a D that gave up points quicker than the French gave up Paris in WWII and a QB of quality but no time to execute.

All coached by Richt and Bobo.

It does not look good to me.

Championship every decade

July 8th, 2011
9:54 pm

What courses could he possibly flunk during the summer ? You take the cupcake classes during the summer semester. I’m sure he wasn’t taking Quantum Physics.

Jasper Sanks, Kregg Lumpkin, Washun Ealey, Danny Ware, Richard Samuel, Dontavius Jackson, Caleb King ….Good God that is a lot of over-hyped or poorly coached talent. Looks like Moreno was more luck than anything.

Mobile Dawg

July 8th, 2011
9:58 pm

It’s pretty simple to me, rotate Jenkins and Geathers every other series. Weakness on the Oline is diminished greatly. Guranteed to wear the Dline out by mid third quarter. Might not be pretty but I gurantee it will work. That play action Bobo likes to call would probably work out of that set too.

Mobile Dawg

July 8th, 2011
9:59 pm

At Tailback.

King Gator

July 8th, 2011
10:20 pm

It’s great to be a Florida Gator! …. at least he wasn’t arrested

Mack

July 8th, 2011
10:43 pm

Has anyone else asked this question? UGA seems to have more players than any other that “leave” the program. If it’s for academic reasons or personal reasons, where is the coaching staff? They should be checking up on these kids at all times. Something brought them to UGA, why do they leave. I lay all this at the coaching staffs feet.

AltamahaDawg

July 8th, 2011
10:49 pm

So if you can’t blame not having very impressive results on Samuel because it was such a sorry line in 2009 and you think the line will equally be sorry this year, How on earth does it make sense to move him back there.

If it doesn’t matter, then Malcome can do that. Plus, next year Crowell will be more experienced, so will Malcome, and we will no doubt have a new incoming RB. Samuel slips to third or fourth string RB as opposed to second year starting LB, where everyone says he is a natural star.

tide roll

July 8th, 2011
10:52 pm

Fla.dog is right. Richard Samuel is a tailback. He’s got a burst. Can you imagine Samuel on a toss sweep in the red zone behind Ogeltree, Figgins and Bean Anderson. 6′2″ 230 lbs of hate coming at you.

AltamahaDawg

July 8th, 2011
10:54 pm

How 2 month till kickoff do you see LAST year’s defense?

AltamahaDawg

July 8th, 2011
10:54 pm

But malcome is black too.

Pitbull

July 8th, 2011
11:18 pm

Dawgs will start season 0-2 I’m affraid. They are facing two mean well coached teams whom are every hungrey!!

edumacated

July 8th, 2011
11:20 pm

Kirby Smart is going to be the next coach at Georgia. Thanks for making 2/3 of a decade great Richt, but don’t let the door hit your behind on the way out. Way overdue in my opinion.

DostaDawg

July 8th, 2011
11:30 pm

AltamahaDawg:

Agree 100%.Leave Samuels at LB. Kid can be a star.

Maybe you can answer a guestion. Who made Kirby Smart God? So many people calling for Kirby as the next HC. He may be a great HC one day, but so far all he does is teach Saban’s schemes.

I personally hope CMR has a great year and everyone quits calling for his head. But if we don’t see significant improvement, particularly in the effort given by the players on the field, he needs to go.

CHUCK UGA

July 8th, 2011
11:38 pm

Newnan Dawg, wouldn’t call Richard Samuel a bust. Give the guy a full four seasons before passing judgement.

Narvie

July 8th, 2011
11:50 pm

Braves and Phillies are in extra innings, 2-2 ballgame. I only got 3 more slim jims and 1 pickled egg left.

Frankie Teasley

July 8th, 2011
11:52 pm

I’ll trade you a krispy kreme for that egg Narvie.

Frankie Teasley

July 9th, 2011
12:03 am

You know several years ago at a GDC training class I sat around with a big old blister on my lip I got when I tried bobbing for french fries in a Fry Daddy. Everybody laughed and made fun of me. I worked at Hartwell. Well,I got a paycheck would be a better way of putting it. I ate doughnuts all day long and had a big gut and a bald head. My career took a nosedive when Whitworth went out. I cried like a baby at Forsyth when it happened. Trust me, don’t bob for fries in hot grease.

slaw dog

July 9th, 2011
12:04 am

Did I miss something?

dawgforlife

July 9th, 2011
12:33 am

…I just love the Techies who come in here to poke us in the eye when something negative happens. Ya’ll have enough to worry about with your overmatched coach, high school offensive scheme, and almost complete lack of talent. Worry about your own program. You know, the one dominated by the DAWGS since the earth cooled.

GO DAWGS

July 9th, 2011
12:52 am

Denver Dawg,
isaiah crowell no longer has a facebook or twitter page. he released a statement in may or june saying he was off those networks so it’s some idiot posing to be him. dont worry. however….i am still worried he’s gonna be stupid and get in trouble. if you know any students at uga, tell them to send crowell home if they see him downtown! or any player for that matter…

Failure is a way of life at Georgia

July 9th, 2011
12:55 am

it’ only going to get worse for the mutts.Enjoy losers.

TMH

July 9th, 2011
1:06 am

Wondering if the coaching staff has thought of moving Israel Troupe or incoming freshman Justin Scott-Weslsey to TB to help out the depth and possibly playing time for Troupe? They both have the size and speed. Toughness and assignments?? Possibly…

tide roll

July 9th, 2011
1:18 am

You guys should br thrilled. Joe T.’s evaluation led to the Dawgs basically “cutting” A. J. Harmon. I’m sure the plan is to make room for yall’s next great hope: DABELL!! Yeah baby. I knew these shenanagans would start as soon as they put Tereshenski in that position. Yet another 1970(s) era Dawg. He and Kasay bring an “Old School” that has no place in college ball today. There ought to be a law. These guys got the disease worse than Bobo.

Freddie G

July 9th, 2011
1:23 am

In light of the record of Caleb King at Georgia over the past three years, I have to wonder if CMR never considered this that has just happened a possibility when Ealey left. King has been very irresponsible so it should not be too surprising to CMR unless he is out of touch with his team.

William

July 9th, 2011
4:17 am

Ever who coaches in 2012 will have a great shot at winning the SEC. However, in 2011, I’m afraid the Dogs are in big trouble. I have never felt this way about a Georgia team going into the season. What has happened is very disheartening. I feel sorry for MR. One more year and I think things get turned around.

AltamahaDawg

July 9th, 2011
7:21 am

Dosta Dawg, A larger question to me is this: giving that every problem going on right now is a direct result of a relatively young head coach learning lessons from having situations and factor presented to him for the first time, and having to work thru the solutions for the first time, WHY of earth, would we want to go thru the exact same thing by hiring somebody with even less experience than Richt had when he got here. (that’s assuming we would be ready to toss out the education that we already paid for)

AltamahaDawg

July 9th, 2011
7:28 am

I’ll give the kid credit for one thing…..he did appear to work hard and get himself ready in case he did make the grades. He could have have tanked after the bowl setback.

GR82BAG8R

July 9th, 2011
7:33 am

dogforlife, keep denigrating Tech, because that is all you have to look forward to. Your “program” is handed to you on a silver platter. You have no in-state recruiting competition (when was the last time Tech’s recruiting class was better than UGA’s?). Yet, this is what you do with all that talent – - a 6 – 7 season. Then you get the fan base excited with a “Dream Team” and before you know it you’ve lost several players due to personal or academic reasons. Tech will never compete with UGA on the football field. It can’t recruit at the same level. Everyone around you is winning BCS NCs while you have annual top-10 recruiting classes.
Keep picking on Tech, because that is all you have left.
However, what if Tech beats you this year? What if they beat you two years in a row?

GR82BAG8R

July 9th, 2011
7:36 am

Does anyone know Caleb King’s major that was so difficult that he could not keep academically eligible?

GR82BAG8R

July 9th, 2011
7:39 am

A lot of UGA’s games will feature scores of less than 10 points a game this year – - by both offense and defense.

dont get it

July 9th, 2011
8:16 am

@Altamahadawg – Why dont you just rent a billboard on I-75 to tell everyone how much you love Richt and that nothing that has happened the last three years is his fault? Ignorant fans like you are the reason he is still here…so is the black cloud if you havent noticed.

dont get it

July 9th, 2011
8:17 am

bottom line is kirby Smart couldnt be any worse! I’m not saying he will be great but give the guy a chance.

Mobile Dawg

July 9th, 2011
8:21 am

Come on Alt, this is no young head coach anymore. He’s been around the block several times. I was giving him the benefit of that doubt 4 years ago. He’s slow to recognize problems, and even slower to react. Read the bio of Joey Jones, USA head coach. That’s what you look for when you interview for a new head coach. Not just the biggest name.

dont get it

July 9th, 2011
8:28 am

“young head coach”? he is the DEAN of the SEC. Can we revoke his right to post?

is anyone really suprised?

July 9th, 2011
8:49 am

come on people. this tape has been playing for the last 10 years…..

no offensive line, people getting in trouble in the summer, injuries in august practice, and sleepwalking through at least 2 games per year.

And while it all occurs we have Altahmaha Dawg serving as CMR’s press secretary…its not his fault…don’t throw the baby out with the dishwater….we’ve invested a lot of money in coach richt…the players are to blame….blah blah blah…

nub

July 9th, 2011
9:00 am

I say let’s give them all a raise ……….. to go on top of the recent increases to the running backs coach etc….

bubba4dawgs

July 9th, 2011
9:01 am

The Dawgs will be just fine! We appreciate all King had to offer. He needed to work harder on his books and apparently just didn’t apply himself. He needed the discipline you see in guys like Murray. Some have it, some don’t. There are no shortcuts. King isn’t a star but his absence will give rise to one or more. The Dawgs are hungry and so are the fans! We gotta have it this year more than ever. Loaded with talent! Be glad of what you get from Crowell! He’ll give it all he’s got…..which is a lot! We gotta keep him healthy! O Line, be sure you protect him, open up some wide holes big enough for a semi! GO DAWGS! LUV THEM DAWGS!!!!!

RedandBlackDAWG

July 9th, 2011
9:05 am

I don’t think anything can be gained by all of the sudden, 54 days until the season starts, to switch players around now. The problem is not a shortage of players at RB, it is a shortage of experience. switching guys around will not solve that. We will find out with the experience level we have at key positions this year, who amongst our young talent, can go that extra step and increase their learning curve to best help out this team. I am glad that we do not have a lot harder schedule than we do.
UGA will just have to play with what we have and take our lumps until we grow up a little. It will likely cost CMR his job, because as of now, we have the athletes but we don’t have the experience yet.
I am not sure, thinking objectively, if the situation as it now stands could have been prevented. I don’t think you go into a season or prepare for one, anticipating injuries, defections and academic failures, of this magnitude, like UGA has had so far this summer. I think CMR did know, or at least suspected in his mind, that Caleb King did not have what it took to stay eligible and he probably knew deep down inside that King would not work hard enough to get the work in he needed to do. Caleb King gave up on himself and his team mates. Uga will have to prevent an athlete such as King, from becoming such a distraction, and become more strict with players like Ealey and KIng.

Monroe's first Redcoat

July 9th, 2011
9:05 am

So Caleb couldn’t make academic progress? BIIIIG surprise. That clown couldn’t SPELL “game plan” much less follow one. (Oops – did he just fumble his duffel bag walking out the the car???) As for WashYawn Ealey – never, never, never lived up to the hype. Ealey spent too much time reading his own press clippings from mighty ECI and spent more time running from cops than from defensive backs. No matter what the coming season turns out to be, GOOD RIDDANCE to both!!!!!!!!!!!!

7576DAWG

July 9th, 2011
9:33 am

Now you know why a lot of recruits don’t end up at Georgia. Ever since the Kemp thing Recruits that have no business in college know what schools to go to and not flunk out and Georgia is not one of them. South Carolina, Auburn, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Mississippi State.Not so much at Florida they are about the same as Georgia.

ugab

July 9th, 2011
9:42 am

MR and Bobo are going to have to run Murray more this season. Murray is a great athelete and he wants to win.

7576DAWG

July 9th, 2011
9:43 am

If you major in any business courses at Georgia now you have to pass Calculus1 . I bet all the schools in the SEC don’t have that hard of a requirement.

ugab

July 9th, 2011
9:43 am

What happened to the mentor program MR started this year to keep an eye on these players.

ugab

July 9th, 2011
9:45 am

Calculus 1. How many players at FSU during MRs stay took Calculus 1. If they did someone was taking the test for them.

ugab

July 9th, 2011
9:45 am

Hhahahahahahahhah this program is a joke.

Black Mountain Bulldog

July 9th, 2011
9:52 am

It’s going to be an interesting season: to say the least.
At least knock on wood, Georgia has not had any players, in the Athens police blotter: yet.
I hope that is a sign the player we have left are great character.
Coach T has the S&C program back on track and that will help us late in games.

hal combo

July 9th, 2011
9:53 am

A lot of you yahoos seem to have forgotten that Caleb missed almost his entire senior season in high school due to a leg injury; I don’t think he has ever been the same since. Yeah, he got 166 yds against Tech, but who doesn’t?

7576DAWG

July 9th, 2011
9:55 am

Everything would be a lot better if colleges would stop letting kids that have no business in college go. They are simply not smart enough. The NCAA needs to toughen academic requirements and make the NFL and other PRO leagues establish a minor league for the Pros and stop using college ball for that purpose. We wouldn’t have all this mess about players getting paid to worry about. Most of the players that end up in trouble wouldn’t even attempt College if they had a legitimate minor league to go to after high school.

Let us put this in perspective, gang

July 9th, 2011
9:57 am

Six months ago, we ( some ) argued that for “2011 King and Ealey will mature and grow up and carry the load” and lead us to the promised land. Back then, and during that Liberty Bowl period, we knew that Caleb was academically suspect and that Washed up was a major issue. See the several games that he personally cost UGA with his fumbles and stupidity like vs MSU.

We are right now where most of the older, wiser UGA folks are ………..We will have to go with Boo and Crowell IF ……………..IF Crowell is ready.

This is why CMR is where he is ………………… THE HOT SEAT.

10-2 East Champ or at worst, 9-3 BUT tied with SC for Co East Champ will do it.

We all knew this is where we were going to be in July 2011 with Ealey and King causing big problems like they did last year. Who is surprised by this? Not I.

UGA class of 71 & 73

hal combo

July 9th, 2011
9:58 am

If “colleges would stop letting kids that have no business in college go. They are simply not smart enough. And with the convoluted sentence you just posted, I guess you are “smart enough”?

ABNDAWG

July 9th, 2011
10:03 am

SO JUST WHERE IS THE EMPHASIS FROM THE COACHING STAFF TO “MAKE SURE” THESE KIDS MEETING THEIR ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES…..MAYBE ONE LESS “HUMANITARIAN” ABROAD WOULD BE MORE IN ORDER TO FOCUS ON THE “KIDS” YOU HAVE RECRUITED AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR???

To:7576 Dawg

July 9th, 2011
10:06 am

Sir, you are 150% correct on all of your comments.

I agree that college is for students first and it is not some holding tank for tatooed neandertals. Period. The NFL and private business men need to open a next step league for 4 and 5 star HS kids. If they go there and fail, college football is not an option. They can sweep floors and cruise around in their 1992 Escaldades around Albany, Ga. with their bad knees. They had their shot in NFL’s minor league.

Yes, UGA has higher standards and that is the way that it is. UT, AU and SC, Alabama and Arkansas and MSU PROUDLY state that they will take em all, if only to play some big boy ball.

UGA will continue to field a team and next year, a new coach might bring us some renewed enthusiasm. I am convinced that CMR is spent emotionally in this endeavor.

This could be a fun year to view it all ……………… Go Dogs.

Black Mountain Bulldog

July 9th, 2011
10:16 am

I should have written players we have left; plural.

FLA DAWG

July 9th, 2011
10:17 am

So your answer is to put a redshirt freshman and a true freshman in the backfield!?
No way. Let Samuel show C how to hit the D with college power. Let C teach Samuel how to make cuts.
It seems an obvious answer to me but that’s just my opinion.

AltamahaDawg

July 9th, 2011
10:19 am

well I don’t know , don;t get it”, love is pretty much reserved for family, close friends, in my world. I guess if i am not out here calling somebody a clown every day, I love them huh. sure, ok. Could do worse than love a guy like Coach Richt. Why don’t you rent a billboard and put your pimple doted face on it? Oh, and below that list what it is you are DOING about him still being here. I bet that takes about 4 words. Not a damn thing.

I respect him. I want him to succeed. I want my college football team to succeed. make of it what you will.

Mobile
I say he is relatively young in that the standard now seems to be Saban, and he is about a decade ahead of richt in in experience. Saban started having his most success at at bought this point of his career that Richt is in. THUS the term “relative”. I pretty sure he had to work thru a few thing first.

And you cannot say he has seen the injuries before like 2008 in his career till it happened. I believe a lot of what is going on now is a result of his actions/over reaction to that. He is pretty new in replacing and finding staff members. He has only had to deal with that for the first time several years deep into his career. It’s also safe to say he is now for the first time having to deal with how to recover when the program has lapsed. I don’t believe every man who has coached the game knows exactly what that takes till you get there. Could be said , he is dealing with for the first time, what to do when your own personal motivations slipped a bit.

NONE of this in incorrect, why would you take exception to that? I wasn’t defending him, I was stating a fact. (to the degree that I believe it to be) IN fact I was refering to the basic fault in hiring him in the first place.

However my point ( if we can get over the paranoa that there might be some hidden Richt praise in there), is that WHY in the hell would we want to go through all of that again , by hiring somebody who WILL have the exact same issues if he is ever given a HC job. We already paid to teach one guy. Get rid of him , fine. But don’t replace him, with him 10 yrs younger, all over again.

FLA DAWG

July 9th, 2011
10:23 am

Well I agree with at least your last paragraph AD.
UGA is already paying Richt big money. I think we could get a winning coach from another conference who’d like a shot at The SEC.

Who do you like?

AltamahaDawg

July 9th, 2011
10:29 am

Yes, that is my answer. Mostly because that is the only option. Sort of like in 2004 when we did the same thing. Samuel is no better trained at the position than Malcome, IMO. And we waste his usefullness at what he has been training for the past 18 months. And accomplish nothing, if as you say, its doesnt matter anyway with the line. I suspect what they are going to have to do is run some slightly different style of Running plays, which hopefully that can do with a more expereinced QB, so Samuel is not really bringing much t the table in the backfield.

I actually thought he was a pretty decent back , the few games he played. He’d be OK. Maybe we end up having to do that if we lose a guy, but today, (and I am sure they have been considering King gone for a long time now) there is no reason to announce moving him.

AltamahaDawg

July 9th, 2011
10:32 am

Well, I am one of those silly fans who actually wants THIS team to win a bunch of games, so i like the coach of my team at this point. I’ll consider who else if that need arises.

But it would be somebody that has been a HC, preferably at a couple of places, and You have to like that NFL expereince, even if it wasn’t that successful.

Mikee

July 9th, 2011
10:32 am

I just hope Caleb is not ducking out of a losing offensive situation. Hard to look good with no offensive line. Who knows..I don’t.

Loyal Dawg

July 9th, 2011
10:33 am

This is what happens when we recruit guys that are borderline academically. If folks remember, King barely made it into UGA. This should have been a red flag. CMR needs to be using academic performance as a major factor in assessing how disciplined and hardworking recruits are. Both King and Ealey were not disciplined enough. We need to be rewarding HS players that are working hard and ready for college. Compare these two guys to Trent Richardson and Mark Ingram of Bama; those two guys appreciate the opportunity and work their butts off!

reality

July 9th, 2011
10:35 am

I guess the little midget will need to pass more now…

AltamahaDawg

July 9th, 2011
10:36 am

Yes big money, but everthing is big money in college sports now. Thats just par. school pay big money to get and get rid of, not even hardly a consideration as far as fans are concerned. (plus if is all just money, the man has held his own as far as bringing that in. He has more than covered his salary)

We have “paid” in that we have endured the process. We didn’t go out and hire somebody that others had already picked up the tab for.

FLA DAWG

July 9th, 2011
10:37 am

Well, we differ but I bet we agree on this…………………about now Ealey is thinking ………..dumb, dumb, dumb…I shoulda stayed!

He’d be starting.

tar and feathers party

July 9th, 2011
10:38 am

Fire Mark’s Rectum NOW!

Mobile Dawg

July 9th, 2011
10:38 am

I didn’t take exception Altamaha, I just have a different opinion. I happen to see what’s going on at South Alabama with their program, listen to what their coach says, how he approaches his job, recruits, hires, relates to the media, etc. and am extremely impressed.

Not to mention he has played for the best, came from the grass roots (high school), started two successful programs from scratch. This guy fits perfectly the mold to take the next step. He has the experience and pedigree to take over a program of UGA’s stature. I think if you give him the assets, resources, and support of a program like UGA and he succeeds. If he’s around you will get a strong look at him in 2014 when the Jag’s come to Athens.

I’ve just seen Richt flounder to much, and don’t think he has the skill set, personal motivation, and has the wrong approach to influence and control his players, thereby leading them to be football players, students, and further on, good citizens. Share with me one player who’s been “troubled” that his approach has helped to mentor, and change their life, turn them into a productive citizen. I can’t think of any. Nothing personal Altamaha. That’s just my opinion.

Loyal Dawg

July 9th, 2011
10:43 am

ABNDAWG (Auburn Dawg???)- King is 23 YEARS OLD. He was given the opportunity to start and play in the SEC. He has more resources available to him than I did when I attended UGA. At some point, you have to do it on your own. If you are going to criticize CMR, make it because he let the guy into UGA in the first place. CMR’s humanitarian efforts have nothing to do with it. Don’t let King off the hook because he was not disciplined and mature enough to handle his responsibilities and opportunities.

FLA DAWG

July 9th, 2011
10:43 am

I can’t recall the coach of USF (University of South Florida) but with little in the way of resources the coaches there produced amazing results. Yeah, they folded but sure had a great run. They have respect.

Here’s a name I never thought I’d throw out as a new UGA HC……………..STEVE SPURRIER!
Even if he’s old as dirt the guy has done incredible things at USC with little depth in talent.
Imagine what this guy could do with our new recruits. We already have McGarity. Let’s hire his old buddy.

WatchDawg

July 9th, 2011
10:46 am

I wonder if we may see Richard Samuel back on the offensive side again?

Josh Fowler

July 9th, 2011
10:57 am

I hope Crowell can handle the pressure

Newnan idiot

July 9th, 2011
11:03 am

Patrick Pass played different positions and won some games for Georgia and then played forever in the pros.. Get your facts straight….

VININGSDAWG

July 9th, 2011
11:06 am

College athletes are given more resources than any other student. There is no excuse for failure. If CK could not cut it then he should have failed two years ago.

The lack of talent on the OL and now RB is a major concern. IC had a history of injuries at Carver and now he enters the SEC as the #1 back. Dyer and Lattimore had excellent OL’s to run behind, IC does not.

gomdawg

July 9th, 2011
11:07 am

We dont need players like King and Ealey bad for team , this team is will be better off without players like that they think they dont need to practice and go to class quest what they gone very good, we have walk on and Carlton,Ken and Crowell Georgia will be fine. SO WITH THAT SAID GET OFF THIS BAD TALK ABOUT THE DAWGS AND LETS GET THIS SEASON GOING GO DAWGS

Loyal Dawg

July 9th, 2011
11:12 am

VINNINGSDAWG is correct!!!!!! If anything, the hand holding by the athletics department kept CK around too long. He should have been flunked out so his scholarship could be given to a more deserving athelete- that would still be here. Has anyone given a thought to that? Put that on the AD!

gomdawg

July 9th, 2011
11:14 am

A young man 23 years old you should not have too hold his hand to go to class he is just sorry given a chance to be the starting tailback at Georgia and he blows it his senior year . THIS IS NOT COACHES FOUGHT.

gomdawg

July 9th, 2011
11:16 am

Loyal Dawg you are 100% right. just sorry that all so lets move on with the young men we have and lets talk about them that those BOYS

Loyal Dawg

July 9th, 2011
11:16 am

By the way, I invite everyone to read BCEaglesJRC comments on one of ESPN’s articles- Caleb King ineligible for ‘11 season- http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/conversations/_/id/6749969/georgia-tailback-caleb-king-ineligible-2011-season

gomdawg

July 9th, 2011
11:17 am

AND NOT THOSE BOYS SPEAKING OF KING AND EALEY

chazzo

July 9th, 2011
11:17 am

Hardly a nightmare:
UGA rids itself of two troublesome players who were working against the team and coaches. Hopefully, the other players will catch on that this is a special opportunity.

Crowell, hopefully will take note. There is still Malcome and the scat back crew. Then there is a linebacker that was a former RB (not that that wouldn’t make things thin on that side of the ball).

Weather the storm, Dawg. This is hardly the equivalent of 21 injuries or multiple arrests.

chazzo

July 9th, 2011
11:18 am

PS Caleb needs to learn that God helps those who help themselves.

gomdawg

July 9th, 2011
11:21 am

Bring on Boise State the Dawgs are ready Junkyard defense

Loyal Dawg

July 9th, 2011
11:21 am

Malcome King and Carlton Thomas have great opportunity here. Crowell should heed the lesson and be prepared to work hard. There is no reason why these three, if not one of the three cannot pickup the load left. TEAM not I wins everytime.

RedandBlackDAWG

July 9th, 2011
11:27 am

I don’t buy into the theory that the OL for UGA is bad. I think the front five will do a very good job. Our problem is, “What do we do if they get hurt?” We will have to find a way to get the reserves some meaningful playing time. Hopefully, after the first two games.
It is going to be hard for any RB to run for UGA if this front five gets banged up. Hopefully, the RB’s can increase their learning curve sharply enough to help out the team fast.
Now, has anybody done any research and figured out how many SEC recruited Caleb King? I would bet there were plenty of them as well as a few outside of the SEC. He got into UGA where he wanted to be, and then he turned off his motor. Should he have even been in college? I doubt it, but the SEC and NCAA rules allowed him to be in college. He is no more a failure of CMR than he is the SEC, or NCAA.

FBFan

July 9th, 2011
11:29 am

Buck says:
From June 22nd King blog:
“The track record says Caleb King is going to disappoint you,” Buck writes. “Understand that. But I’m not buying it this time. I see a 1,000 yard season. 200 carries and 12 TD runs. A 5-yard per carry average. And as it turns out, a positive influence on Crowell.”

Shoulda stuck with the track record Buck.

I'm just saying

July 9th, 2011
11:30 am

Does Hines really think that his DUI can count as points towards the Fulmer Cup defense?

Jason

July 9th, 2011
11:32 am

I have always wanted to see Caleb do well and break-out if you will, but I can say in all honesty, I am glad this page has finally turned and what “could have been” can be “forgotten about” now. Good luck, Caleb, I think you’re going to need it when you grow up.

AltamahaDawg

July 9th, 2011
11:38 am

Isn’t that definition of taking exception? I assumed you weren’t insulted. I was asking why did you “have a diferent opinion” when what I said was basically just stating how it is? especially since you don’t dispute it.

Dirty Dawg

July 9th, 2011
11:47 am

We wrung our hands with worry and embarrassment back when Damon pulled his stunt last year, but, as it turned out, it was one of the best things that could have happened. We got rid of a less-than stellar AD and in his place have a truly class act that will guide us for years to come.

Who knows, this could be another of those things that happen that turn into something good. True Georgia fans will support the coaches and the team and show their loyalty with attendance, cheers and wear their Bulldog ‘G’ with pride. Marginal fans, those that take any ‘failure’ on the part of coaches and players as a personal affront to them and just want to b**ch and holler about it, while they’ll always be with us, they aren’t really. And, of course, there are the trolls, the Georgia-haters, those whose only mission in life, or at least around here, is to tear us down, poison the well for those that consider coming to Georgia in the future, create the, so-called, ‘hot seat’ that ‘they’ say Mark Richt is perched on…those are the one’s that don’t matter, ever, unless you fall for their crap. What does matter is that we pull together and rally around the program – the coaches and the players – and spit in the eye of anybody that wants a piece of us.

One thing you have to admire about Auburn this last season and on through now…regardless of what was said, they decided that the only way to survive was to ‘Go All In’…put your head down and plow forward. Well, I’m plowin’ forward and I expect ‘true’ UGAers will do the same.

chazzo

July 9th, 2011
11:51 am

If it’s soooo easy then how come only 24% of the U.S. population has 4-year college degrees? That is more like 10-16% where a lot of these players grow up.

Caleb may have blown it. Maybe he doesn’t deserve it. But, he did deserve a shot. “Almost” is hard to live with and hard to come back from. I wish him all the best in leading a good life and finding a good path from here on out.

Loyal Dawg

July 9th, 2011
11:59 am

chazzo- I understand where you are coming from; however, I’m getting tired of seeing guys who are basically academically unqualified squeezing in, taking up a scholarship and then not appreciating it when I know there are other quality HS players, who may not have quite the talent, but will work circles around the CK’s and WE’s of the world. The coaches need to pay more attention to how a kid is doing academically in the recruiting process because it will probably go a long way toward predicting their work ethic in college.

RedandBlackDAWG

July 9th, 2011
12:17 pm

Some quick facts for all of those blaming UGA and CMR for C. Kings failure. According to reports written in 2006 by various sports publications, C. King had completed, Spanish, Algebra, and his core English requirements in High School and had a 2.7 GPA at the time he was being recruited for 2007. How is that possible, when he is having so much trouble, after 4 years of college, completing a remedial make up course with tutors? Ummm, maybe he forgot about putting in a little effort to do the work. Also, is there a possibility that the high school standards for GPA’s in Georgia aren’t exactly on the level either. How about even further, Atlanta Christian Academy might be dumbing it down a little for athletes.
A partial list of colleges and Universities that sent letters to King to come play for them, isn’t that all bad either.
He was offered by over 30 schools, to include, UGA, Auburn USC (the real one in CA.), Virginia Tech., Notre Dame, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina and Clemson. According to him, in a Rival Sports article, he had also received a letter of inquiry from Stanford, but was not offered a scholarship at the time the article was written.
Folks, there is a lot of blame to go around, and it isn’t just all on UGA’s shoulders either.
King is far from the only kid that goes through college, on to the NFL, and reads at a 9th grade education level. The whole NCAA and SEC athletic system is at fault here. They have let him down by dumbing it down to even allow him to have a chance at a higher education. We can thank the good lord that some of the athletes in college really take it seriously.

Bartles and James

July 9th, 2011
12:21 pm

The state of Georgia needs to add a speech class as part of their core curriculum for high schools.
Have you read King’s “tweets” after announcement of his suspension? Very interesting “English?”.
Yes, he speaks like he writes, therefore the speech class is necessary.
All too many athletes are in need of such tools. All students would benefit, with such a seriously depressed the job market, it can only help them. And athletes can seriously improve upon their many media interviews.
Don’t you cringe, at times, listening to some of our favorite UGA players during interviews? They are in college and by then should have no excuses for sounding illiterate.
I am not picking on UGA players. The University of Georgia is my school, also, and I am trying to help improve our school, not denigrate it.
Thank you for support.

7576DAWG

July 9th, 2011
12:26 pm

Surely these kids know that the NFL follows them from high school until they leave college with hopes of a Pro career. Unless they are the few super stars that will be hand walked into a Pro career, if they got into trouble in high school and then stayed in trouble in college and/or had academic troubles or wasn’t mature enough to get out of bed a attend class this will be considered a reflection of how the Pro teams will see them and could be the differences in whether they are given a chance to make a Pro team.
I wish Ealey and King the best but Pro teams don’t play that game. It will be interesting to see if Ealey will be able to play for Jacksonville without having the entitlements he demands. Who ever King plays his senior year with I hope will be able to make the light bulb come on ,unlike Georgia, that will make King realize he is a 23 year old man and it is time to grow up and act like an adult or he may not even be given a shot at a Pro career.

shane#1

July 9th, 2011
12:27 pm

I can’t say I am shocked by the news of King’s departure. It was obvious from what CMR said at the Bulldog Club meetings that he was not pleased with the effort that King and Ealey put into football. Couple that with their off field issues and even a Mark Richt tires of going the extra mile.I hate it for Caleb, but he is a grown man now and has no one to blame but himself. Hey Alt, how’s fishing over there? We loaded the boat with snapper in PC last month.

above average joe

July 9th, 2011
12:36 pm

Great comment Bartles and James!
You’ve got my support!

dont get it

July 9th, 2011
12:36 pm

@AD – First – leave my pimples out of this. They cost me a piece you wouldnt believe last night. second – I love this team and every team that suits up in red and black. so, yes i want “this” team to win. But geuss what? It aint gonna happen. And thats with or without king. We just get out coached on a routine basis. We are now losing to teams that have a roster full of guys UGA wouldnt even offer(colorado, Ok st, Central Florida, UK and Vandy). What does that tell you? You ignorance is amazing. Why dont you call Richt? He has a place for you on his staff, Im sure.

allwehaveishope

July 9th, 2011
12:45 pm

So now the dawgs are left w/only one proven TB CT who has heart but no bulk. The remaining trio have little to no game experience. Opposing teams will stack the line moreso than before and make GA a one dimensional team. Passing the ball. Unless there’s a miracle and someone steps up at RB which is wide open right now, the Dawgs are in big, big trouble. There’s still spring practice to get through and a chance one or more of these RB’s could get injured which will be the kiss of death for this season given the OL is a weakness on this team.

I feel for Crowell. I’m sure he feels the pressure and not having a King or Ealey to take some of the heat off he better have a tough hide or actually is as good as his hype.

above average joe

July 9th, 2011
1:26 pm

I hope Crowell doesn’t turn out to be another Jasper Sanks. Got all the pub and then just flubbed.
Crowell has got some great highlights, but against who? I recall seeing him in one of those many (ad nauseum) televised high school all-star games and he did not look anywhere near spectacular.
Did anybody else come to same conclusion?
Gotta stop putting all the marbles in on one kid at any given position.

rogeriter

July 9th, 2011
1:43 pm

Walter, What makes you think it was only Ealey’s decision to transfer? I think Richt and the team influenced that more than Ealey.

AltamahaDawg

July 9th, 2011
1:52 pm

What am I ignorant about? “ignorant” would Indicate to me that you think I don;t know something, presumably that you do. Which would suggest to me that you could easily take any one of my many many post and actually prove what I said was wrong. Folks that have been in here a while will tell you that I would love nothing more than that. That I ask for that quite often. So lets see you prove me ignorant.

What is amazing is guys like you who can somehow convince yourself that you see something others don’t, or that you hate losing more.. or of cource , that you somehow deserve the winning more.
Guess what, You don’t.

And “fans like me” hate losing just as much as you do. And NO, we aren’t responsible for the losses or state of the program. You keep telling yourself that YOU are doing your part if that makes you feel good. The only difference is how we behave about it, and how we judge the options at this point. You go right ahead and pretend that we are going to fire Richt in July. And nobody in this room believes that if you were there AD in December at Georgia, you would have fired him then either, but go ahead and tell everyone how you would have.

It’s “fans like me” that drive the program. It’s “fans like me” (but not me) that sit on the board and make the decision. And we will be the very ones that are going to make the change if the needs occurs, after this season. Till then. I choose to behave in a manner befitting a guy who loves the team and the sport, and looking forward to having some fun.

AND when you say things that I find incorrect about Richt (which is the only time I “defend” him), I’ll take you to task about it. Because I enjoy it.

DawgVoiceofReason

July 9th, 2011
2:47 pm

The thing that puzzles me most about Coach Richt, as someone noted earlier, is why his approach hasn’t, apparently, had more of a positive effect on the players who have been in trouble or “on the brink”. Maybe it will show up somehow down the road. But the very positive example he sets hasn’t seemed to lead to the the kind of positive results that one might expect. I’m not saying there aren’t plenty of fine people on the team; I’m just wondering why there are so many problems and then problems that don’t improve.

DawgVoiceofReason

July 9th, 2011
2:51 pm

FLA DAWG,

Yes, you need to throw that name out (right into the garbage), all right! There is NO WAY Spurrier will EVER coach at UGA. If I have to explain why to you, then you don’t know much about either Spurrier or UGA football.

Beast from the East

July 9th, 2011
2:55 pm

AltamahDawg,
I have to disagree with you on one point you made. Richt is not inexperienced in anything regarding coaching college football. He is the dean of the SEC and coached under one of the winningest coaches of all time that went through some adversity while he was under him. Besides those facts, no one that is making $3 million a year should be given any kind of learning curve. They are paid in the top 1% of the work force to produce results. Not just Richt, but all big-time coaches.

Beast from the East

July 9th, 2011
2:57 pm

DawgVoiceofReason,
You got that right! Spurrier hates UGA since his college days. I don’t think he’d go there for $20,000,000 a year and I don’t think 99% of the UGA faithful would hire him for $10 a year! LOL!

Terry

July 9th, 2011
3:03 pm

Enter your comments here

SSIgator

July 9th, 2011
3:09 pm

“From ‘Dream’ spring to nightmare summer”

And then there is this: Hines Ward Arrested For DUI In DeKalb County

They sure know how to carry on a proud tradition at UGA and life after.

Terry

July 9th, 2011
3:29 pm

Hines Wards DUI will not stand up in court.

Dawg '88

July 9th, 2011
4:05 pm

Its a nightmare summer now because an injured lineman (Benedict) and an ineligible running back are gone? Come on….we weren’t going to be able to count on Benedict and King has always been a question mark. Fans wanted to see guys weeded out who couldn’t produce or to be reliable…well maybe its for the best. No drama during the season like last year now with King and Benedict will probably never play significant time anywhere he is. Its not a nightmare…its called attrition. And maybe we should say addition by subtraction too. Everyone would have b & m if Crowell was not the feature back anyway and most UGA fans didn’t know Benedict was even on the roster. And don’t lump in a boneheaded former player (Hines)…he is not UGA’s responsibility…he’s supposedly an adult…HA!

kerryb

July 9th, 2011
4:13 pm

Terry, tell me how his DUI won’t stand? It’s apparently his second time in 5 years. The last time they reduced it to a reckless driving charge. I’m a Dawg fan and I’m a Hines Ward fan but, don’t insult my intelligence with this stupid texting excuse.

Dawg '88

July 9th, 2011
4:20 pm

SSIGator….don’t even start…clueless jorts lover!

How about that lovely exodus you’re having this summer. And let’s not forget that Uf lets a player who threatened to kill his girlfriend play in the UGA game just to win it after being suspended all year

Now cornerback Janoris Jenkins has been officially booted from the team in the wake of his second marijuana arrest in four months. Also, there have been at least 24 instances where a Gators player faced misdemeanor or felony hharges for a crime (source…Orlando Sentinel…one of Uf’s state papers). You also once had that lovely innocent sCam Newton. Don’t forget the “hypothetical” jerseys selling former Gator Channing Crowder. Should I go on?

Get out of here loser…you live in Ga…go back to Florida you love them so much! Bandwagon fan is exactly what you are….bet you don’t know 10 players names at Uf?

ugakev

July 9th, 2011
4:26 pm

Georgia has not had an arrest so AJC wants to put in big letters that a former UGA player gets a DUI like it has something to do with the current team. Hines Ward never even played for Richt. Hines Ward has nothing to do with the current Georgia team. So keep reaching for something trolls because Georgia still has ZERO arrest this year.

AltamahaDawg

July 9th, 2011
4:26 pm

except that Beast, you didnt disagree with what i said.

The fact that he has been at his job longer at this school, than others have at thier , does not mean they don’t have more time, diversity, and expereince. You saw me explain the relativity. was I wrong?

And I believe I have said that its not our place to pay for his education, but that is the choice we made.

You can’t PAY somebody to just have experiences they don”t have. As I have stated many times, Alabama’s recent hire was what folks should do, let somebody else pay for it.

AltamahaDawg

July 9th, 2011
4:36 pm

But excellent point that Bowden would have been a big help. Frankly, him, and others is why things didnt completely unravel yet.

i know some think they have, but i am positive they coudl be much worse. Like infighting, and bgetting blown out of games last year. they stayed relatively united.

Still@theBAR

July 9th, 2011
4:36 pm

23 years old and still has not Graduated college. He is in Housing? With all the help he still has not graduated? What a moron.

Hunker Down

July 9th, 2011
4:40 pm

The Dawgs suffer more attrition during the summer months than the fall. What gives?

FLA DAWG

July 9th, 2011
4:40 pm

If Spurrier had been hired a year ago he would make Muschamp look like a lost little boy on the sidelines this season. He’d have taken him to school and we’d beat Florida as often as they now beat us.
Or do you have some illusion we will beat them this year!?

Dawg Nation may hate him and the reverse may be true but think what that football genius could have done with our talent.

chazzo

July 9th, 2011
4:42 pm

Loyal Dawg,

We are in agreement. I said he deserved a shot. He shouldn’t have been allowed to hang around as long as he has. I agree with all the anti-hand holding posts on this thread. I do take issue with some of the harsher statements regarding intelligence and so forth. Not everyone is cut out for college. For some it comes natural. For some, like me, it can be a fight and a drudge.

I am a Richt supporter, but I am realistically critical about the prolonged chances some of the athletes and coaches have gotten.

Beast from the East

July 9th, 2011
4:45 pm

Altamaha,
I agree with most of what you said. My main point is there is no learning curve when we’re talking about the salaries involved. They can either cut it or they can’t. It’s a dog eat dog world (no pun intended). While no sensible person can argue about Richt’s character, I’m afraid he will never get you guys to the next level (BCS title) and that’s the kind of salary he is getting paid.
No sense in debating this season as no one’s going to part ways with a HC in July unless they did something really stupid to embarass the university. But I think the powers that be need to really decide what goals they have for the football program besides being competitive and a revenue machine. Many of the folks seem to being growing disastified now that Auburn, Bama, LSU, UF and UT have all won BCS titles.

Still@theBAR

July 9th, 2011
4:47 pm

chazzo
July 9th, 2011
Not everyone is cut out for college. For some it comes natural.
Then why are all the Stupid Athlete students allow to occupy a seat and dorm space at any college? College athletes get way too much special attention regular students don’t get and it is not fair. Many players shouldn’t have a chance at college much less a valuable Scholarship.

FLA DAWG

July 9th, 2011
4:48 pm

Beast,

I agree.
It’ll be decided this season.

Still@theBAR

July 9th, 2011
5:03 pm

Too Funny. I just went and looked at the titles of Bill’s Blogs over the summer. There was so much promise at the start and not is seems to have come full circle. Is it time to start saying Wait Til Next Year(2012) for real now?

chazzo

July 9th, 2011
5:03 pm

Bar and FL Dawg:

Believe me, I agree with you. I don’t with the part about stupidity. I have never met Caleb King. I have never met the players in general that you are hypothetically talking about. I really would be talking out of my rearend if I called him stupid. My point is that not everyone who can’t hack the college academics is stupid. That is all I was trying to say. The conversation is much more interesting if we do not lump every college athlete into a stereotypical mold.

Though I think your question is hypothetical, I will answer. Poor academic students are given an opportunity because their athletic ability may earn the university big bucks and prestige, keeping all the booster-types (aka those blasting king and/or Richt on this thread) happy.

I think it should all come down to academics. I think it should all be about college pride. I think so for all the reasons you have mentioned and many more. But, having that discussion around here is like wearing a pork chop necklace to a Pitbull fight.

chazzo

July 9th, 2011
5:06 pm

PS. I meant i.e. not aka. And, all that aside, the system being what it is, there are a lot of players who make good on the deal.

Beast from the East

July 9th, 2011
5:06 pm

FLA DAWG,
I agree with you about Spurrier. He accomplished things at Duke and UF that no one had ever done before. Now he’s done that at USC and appears to be looking to build on that. He may be quirky and ruffle some feathers, but he’s a heckuva ball coach. The Gator Nation will be forever grateful for what he did for the program. Who knows……we could still be looked at like Kentucky if not for him.

Still@theBAR

July 9th, 2011
5:12 pm

chazzo
not every college player but MOST football players at SEC schools fit the mold of dumb as a box of rocks. If SEC schools didn’t offer the easy majors most Starting players would never pass classes even with all the help. There are not many SEC football players living the NCAA commercial of ” I’ll be going Pro in something other than sports.” These players don’t even consider not going to the NFL until it is too late to get a real good education and degree.

SSIgator

July 9th, 2011
5:18 pm

Time for another episode of Mr. Richt’s Neighborhood

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood
A beautiful day for a neighbor
Would you be mine
Could you be mine
Won’t you be my neighbor

Oh look, here comes Mr. McFeely the postman with a package. Uh, oh. It is a notice from the remedial education department. Hummm. It says that Caleb Queen will not be able to play this year. Dang kid. How did he lose the answer sheet we gave him for the test? Oh well, this will give me more wiggle room when the season falls apart and they are calling for me to be fired. I can’t help it if if ours players are not very bright. I only recruit them. Oh well, enough of that. What should we do today kids? I have a good idea. Let’s go swimming! It will help take our minds off of this football thing.

You can't hold me back

July 9th, 2011
5:55 pm

so i guess no one cares about the guy as a person just what he can do for you on the field. A place where most of you have never been and couldn’t compete if you were there…
Best of luck with the rest of your life Caleb. I am one fan that doesn’t turn my back on any dawg!!!

not impressed with Crowell

July 9th, 2011
6:04 pm

Ken Malcome was being counted on way before this came out. Might as well move Crowell to a wr position now. Watching film on him shows a lot of quickness against HS kids which won’t transfer to the college ranks, and he runs standing up. If he stays at RB ya’ll be crying about waiting until next year all over again.

Still@theBAR

July 9th, 2011
6:04 pm

I doubt Caleb is smart enough to know calling him Queen to his face would be an insult

Terry

July 9th, 2011
6:21 pm

kerryb, You are the one who is stupid if you thing he will be found guilt,they have to prove he was DUI, and I did not see one place that he amitted to, or had a Blood Alcohol Test, without that the Officer has the bruden of proof, just like the Braves pitcher remember.

Still@theBAR

July 9th, 2011
6:23 pm

Hines Ward is just like Joe Hamilton I guess.

shane#1

July 9th, 2011
6:40 pm

Thomas Brown is in the weight room. Just put a walk on’s jersey on him and sneak him out on the field. I won’t tell if ya’ll don’t.

intheknow

July 9th, 2011
6:52 pm

Rumor has it that Florida is looking to bring in Mike Price to teach ethics to the team. You Bama fans remember him don’t you? He was your can’t miss coach who showed up and drank himself out of a job.He also was known to hang out at all the strip clubs with his players.A great hire at Bama….or was that just a nightmare…..I don’t think so…

Still@theBAR

July 9th, 2011
6:57 pm

Didn’t mike Price tutor Damon Evans too?

Still@theBAR

July 9th, 2011
7:01 pm

Life has been going down hill at UGA ever since the day they screwed Vince Dooley and replaced him with Damon Evans.

DawgVoiceofReason

July 9th, 2011
7:03 pm

Yes, Spurrier has done things at USC that no one has ever done before, like get blown out by Auburn in the SEC championship game 56-17. Yeah, I don’t believe anyone had ever hung 50 on him in that game before. Although, as I recall, Nebraska hung 50 on him in the NC game some years ago.

And, yes, I know all about the rest of Spurrier’s college and pro careers, both coaching and playing. So, please don’t reply trying to educate me on any of that.

allwehaveishope

July 9th, 2011
7:13 pm

ESPNU replayed the 2011 HS All Star game that Crowell attended and played in. He did not impress when he was in the game. Only made a few yards and was somewhat undersized compared to Lattimore of SC. Crowell didn’t look any better than King or ealey and looked more like ealey than king. I don’t see what all the hype is on this kid. The guy that did impress on D was SC’s Clowny. He’s going to wreak havoc on GA’s OL.

With all thats gone wrong to date w/players leaving and injuries, plus possible pending NCAA infractions w/starting LB JJ the upcoming season looms dismal.

tell me again

July 9th, 2011
7:14 pm

You dumb GT fans – coming on OUR board and talking about dumb football players? I think a school who has a QB throw a game away because he can’t count to four is the epitome of a dumb player factory – so much for your “Our players have to smart to even get in” argument.

RedandBlackDAWG

July 9th, 2011
7:25 pm

If you starve a fire it dies,

If you don’t know what the term means, “troll” refers to an online personality that uses his/her anonymity to “bait” users or turn valid discussions into full-blown arguments.

PT

July 9th, 2011
7:26 pm

Bill, if you were putting your hopes and dreams on the backs of Ealey and King, you were in for a very disappointing season. You would best be served by putting your faith in those with a passionate heart and character. A clean house is in good ordor.

Delbert D.

July 9th, 2011
7:44 pm

From earlier today: “How many players at FSU during MRs stay took Calculus 1.”

Yeah, they probably wouldn’t even be able to turn the thing on.

GR82BAG8R

July 9th, 2011
7:53 pm

tell me again, the AJC has already reported that Tech’s football players have the highest SAT scores of any public university in the country. You can’t argue with that as unbiased yardstick to indicate some measure of intellectual acuity.
Whether that translates into ability to perform on the footbal field is another topic – - even if the sideline marker is showing 3 when it should be showing 4.
All that aside, until Tech wins another bowl game – - any bowl game – - Tech’s fans have no business needling UGA.

wreckmaniac

July 9th, 2011
7:55 pm

What this really represents is a huge failure of the UGA academic program. But no one cares about that . The only concern is what impact this has on a medicore team’s football season. Sad, really.

GR82BAG8R

July 9th, 2011
7:57 pm

King being declared ineligible at this stage is a reflection on him, not UGA. He is mature enough to know where to get help. He has been around long enough to know what is expected. Not taking advantage of that help shows he simply did not care.

Dawg'88

July 9th, 2011
8:00 pm

Noticed SSI didn’t respond to my post.

Ignorant Jorts Wearer!

GR82BAG8R

July 9th, 2011
8:05 pm

Dog’88, does this help:
25 Gideon Ajagbe LB 6′ 3″ 212 RFR SQ Coconut Grove/Ransom Everglades
58 Nick Alajajian C 6′ 4″ 295 RSO 1L Naples/Naples
89 Stephen Alli WR 6′ 5″ 220 RSO 1L Toronto, ON/Proctor Academy
48 Neiron Ball LB 6′ 2″ 222 SO 1L Jackson, Ga./Jackson
38 Phillip Bellino RB 5′ 11″ 195 SO SQ Boca Raton/Pope John Paul II (Santa Fe)
31 Brian Biada CB 5′ 8″ 170 SR SQ Naples/Gulf Coast
52 Jonathan Bostic LB 6′ 1″ 238 JR 2L Wellington/Palm Beach Central
12 John Brantley QB 6′ 3″ 220 RSR 3L Ocala/Trinity Catholic
8 Jeremy Brown CB 5′ 10″ 184 RJR 1L Orlando/Boone
33 Mack Brown RB 5′ 10″ 193 SO SQ Lithonia, Ga./King
98 Zack Brust K 6′ 1″ 168 SR 1L Jacksonville/Stanton College Prep
86 Clay Burton DE/LB 6′ 4″ 234 FR HS Venice/Venice Senior
8 Trey Burton RB 6′ 2″ 222 SO 1L Venice/Venice Senior H.S.
14 Chandler Carr QB 5′ 11″ 207 SO SQ Ponte Vedra Beach/Bolles
42 Blake Castillo RB 5′ 3″ 147 FR HS Orlando/Lake Highland Prep
32 Gerald Christian LB 6′ 3″ 232 SO 1L Palm Beach Gardens/William T. Dwyer
41 Kyle Christy P 6′ 3″ 189 FR HS Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg
7 Robert Clark WR 5′ 9″ 175 SO 1L Palm Beach Gardens/William T. Dwyer
34 Tim Clark S 5′ 10″ 184 RSO SQ Wellborn/Branford
47 John Crofoot K 5′ 11″ 150 RSO 1L Windemere/The First Academy
4 Andre Debose WR 5′ 11″ 180 RSO 1L Sanford/Seminole
2 Jeffery Demps RB 5′ 8″ 181 SR 3L Winter Garden/South Lake
44 Jonathan Dornbush FB/LB 6′ 0″ 210 JR HS Ocala/Wildwood
16 Jeff Driskel QB 6′ 4″ 238 FR HS Oviedo/Hagerty
84 Quinton Dunbar WR 6′ 1″ 170 SO SQ Miami/Booker T. Washington
58 Dominique Easley DT 6′ 2″ 278 SO 1L Staten Island, N.Y./Curtis
22 Matt Elam S 5′ 10″ 199 SO 1L Palm Beach Gardens/William T. Dwyer
24 Josh Evans S 6′ 1″ 195 JR 2L Irvington, N.J./Irvington
46 Drew Ferris LS 6′ 1″ 207 RFR SQ Carlsbad, Calif./San Diego Jewish Academy
13 Dee Finley LB 6′ 2″ 219 JR 2L Auburn, Ala./Auburn
73 Sharrif Floyd DT 6′ 3″ 303 SO 1L Philadelphia, Pa./George Washington
63 Cole Gilliam G 6′ 4″ 332 RSO SQ Valrico/Durant
23 Mike Gillislee RB 5′ 11″ 198 JR 2L DeLand/DeLand
28 Deandre Goins RB 5′ 11″ 176 SO SQ Dunedin/Dunedin Senior High
75 Chaz Green T 6′ 5″ 289 RFR SQ Tampa/Tampa Catholic
96 William Green DE 6′ 4″ 245 SR 3L Hoover, Ala./Spain Park
54 Christopher Guido LS 6′ 1″ 230 RSO 1L Altamonte Springs/Lake Brantley
67 Jon Halapio T/G 6′ 3″ 303 RSO 1L St. Petersburg/St. Petersburg Catholic
85 Frankie Hammond, Jr. WR 6′ 1″ 176 RJR 2L Hollywood/Hallandale
50 Cody Hampton LS 5′ 11″ 210 SR SQ St. Petersburg/Boca Ciega
45 David Harding DB/WR 5′ 9″ 168 FR HS Coral Springs/Fort Lauderdale
72 Jonotthan Harrison G 6′ 3″ 300 RSO 1L Groveland/South Lake
82 Omarius Hines WR 6′ 2″ 211 RJR 2L Corsicana, Texas/Corsicana
6 Jaye Howard DT 6′ 3″ 302 RSR 3L Apopka/Jones
99 Omar Hunter NT 6′ 1″ 305 RJR 2L Buford, Ga./Buford
43 Jelani Jenkins LB 6′ 1″ 223 RSO 1L Olney, Md./Our Lady Good Counsel
36 Moses Jenkins CB 6′ 3″ 182 RSR 4L Ft. Lauderdale/Boyd H. Anderson
93 Kedric Johnson DE 6′ 4″ 225 RSO 1L Palmetto/Palmetto
20 Malcolm Jones DB 5′ 9″ 172 SO SQ Fleming Island/Fleming Island
49 Darrin Kitchens LB 6′ 2″ 218 SO 1L Homestead/Homestead
64 Kyle Koehne T 6′ 5″ 300 RSO 1L Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral
81 A.C. Leonard TE 6′ 4″ 245 FR HS Jacksonville/University Christian
40 David Lerner P 6′ 0″ 199 SR SQ Gainesville/Buchholz
94 Gerry Marseille DE/LB 6′ 2″ 222 SO SQ Miami/Booker T. Washington
23 Chris Martin DE 6′ 4″ 240 RFR SQ Aurora, Colo./Grandview
34 Lerentee McCray DE 6′ 2″ 241 RJR 2L Ocala/Dunnellon
88 Michael McFarland TE 6′ 6″ 235 RFR SQ Tampa/Blake
30 Michael McNeely WR 5′ 8″ 165 FR HS Clearwater/Palm Harbor University
33 Minch Minchin LB 6′ 2″ 192 SR SQ Gainesville/Fla. Virtual School (Sante Fe)
10 Tyler Murphy QB 6′ 2″ 192 RFR SQ Wethersfield, Conn./Wethersfield
73 Xavier Nixon T 6′ 6″ 290 JR 2L Fayetteville, N.C./Jack Britt
91 Earl Okine DT 6′ 7″ 282 RJR 1L Gainesville/Gainesville
68 Leon Orr DT 6′ 5″ 315 RFR SQ New Port Richey/Gulf
18 Ryan Parrish QB 6′ 2″ 200 SO SQ Lakeland/Lakeland Christian
71 Matt Patchan T 6′ 6″ 292 RJR 2L Tampa/Armwood
83 Solomon Patton WR 5′ 9″ 175 SO 1L Mobile, Ala./Murphy
53 Scott Peek LB 6′ 2″ 214 RJR SQ Tampa/Freedom
97 Brad Phillips K 5′ 10″ 178 SO 1L Gainesville/Buchholz
86 Josh Postell TE 6′ 4″ 218 RJR 1L Atlanta, Ga./Therrell
7 Ronald Powell DE/LB 6′ 4″ 250 SO 1L Moreno Valley, Calif./Rancho Verde
17 Christian Provancha QB 6′ 6″ 206 SO SQ Cocoa/Cocoa Beach
3 Chris Rainey RB/WR 5′ 9″ 175 RSR 3L Lakeland/Lakeland
11 Jordan Reed TE 6′ 3″ 237 RSO 1L New London, Conn./New London
31 Cody Riggs CB 5′ 9″ 166 SO 1L Fort Lauderdale/St. Thomas Aquinas
50 Sam Robey C 6′ 3″ 302 RJR 2L Louisville, Ky./Trinity
37 Ben Sams RB 5′ 11″ 203 SO SQ St. Petersburg/St. Petersburg
37 Brandon Sanders CB 5′ 9″ 180 SO SQ Ocala/Carver
26 De’Ante Saunders CB 5′ 8″ 173 FR HS DeLand/DeLand
35 Jesse Schmitt FB 5′ 7″ 169 SO HS Palm Beach Gardens/Cardinal Newman
29 Solomon Schoonover WR 6′ 3″ 209 SR SQ Aventura/Hillel Community School
9 Joshua Shaw S 6′ 3″ 186 SO SQ Palmdale, Calif./Palmdale
77 Ian Silberman T 6′ 5″ 285 SO SQ Orange Park/Fleming Island
60 William Steinmann T 6′ 5″ 272 SR 2L Daytona Beach/Spruce Creek
19 Caleb Sturgis K 5′ 11″ 191 RS-JR 3L St. Augustine/St. Augustine
95 Hygens Succes LB 5′ 10″ 204 JR SQ Palm Beach/Glades Central
51 Michael Taylor LB 6′ 0″ 217 RFR SQ Atlanta, Ga./Westlake
6 Deonte Thompson WR 6′ 0″ 200 RSR 3L Belle Glade/Glades Central
85 Lynden Trail DE 6′ 7″ 217 RFR SQ Miami/Booker T. Washington
95 Francisco Velez K 5′ 9″ 178 SO SQ Ocala/Trinity Catholic
14 Jaylen Watkins CB 5′ 11″ 183 SO 1L Cape Coral/Cape Coral
66 James Wilson G 6′ 4″ 324 RSR 2L St. Augustine/Nease
78 David Young G 6′ 4″ 304 RJR 1L Edwardsville, Ill./Edwardsville

Return to Glory

July 9th, 2011
8:07 pm

Ahhhhhh, another flop. We need to sign some players with at least half a brain.
Hate to see him go but he was not UGA material anyway..no commitment or heart

Antonio

July 9th, 2011
8:34 pm

Justin Scott Wesley has the speed and the size to play running back.

NOBODYYOUKNOW

July 9th, 2011
8:42 pm

99% of football and basketball players are big dumb idiots. Very few are good at academics. You put a pair of boxing gloves on one and he’ll knock your head off. Put a football in his hands and he’ll run over you. But not much good at anything else. Thats why most pro ball players lose every thing when they can no longer play. Its sad but true.

NOBODYYOUKNOW

July 9th, 2011
8:47 pm

GR82BAG8R, my friend you must have alot of spare time on your hands. Who ya thinks gonna read all that?

Still@theBAR

July 9th, 2011
8:52 pm

I know a student at UGA that has Caleb King’s coloring book from the last test he fail. He did stay inside the lines on almost 63% of the pages. They should have given him a passing grade. It is his senior year.

jaglaw

July 9th, 2011
9:07 pm

Caleb is is transferring to jacksonville state to share time with Ealey.

Still@theBAR

July 9th, 2011
9:09 pm

He is not in good academic standing. I doubt Jax State will take him.

GR82BAG8R

July 9th, 2011
9:12 pm

Nobodyyouknow, it’s called copy and paste….

NOBODYYOUKNOW

July 9th, 2011
9:32 pm

No its called BORING.

GR82BAG8R

July 9th, 2011
9:34 pm

What’s becomeing boring is beating UGA every year.

GR82BAG8R

July 9th, 2011
9:35 pm

Oops…typo.

class of 92

July 9th, 2011
10:03 pm

i know its late in the game but i just cant stand it. uga insider u r a fool. donnan tdidnt switch edwards to running back. that would be goff. in fact i guess while u were there withh bobo u payed about as much attention as c.king did n class

FLA DAWG

July 9th, 2011
10:21 pm

Dawgvoice,

By implying Spurrier has been a failure you’ve just blown any credibility you may have had.

Sadness prevails in Athens

July 9th, 2011
10:35 pm

The really sad part of this is that Mark Richt will undoubtedly continue to recruit low class punks like Ealey, King, and Crowell.

jg

July 9th, 2011
10:38 pm

Caleb King brought back memories of Jasper Sanks. Now its official.

kybodawg

July 9th, 2011
10:52 pm

just last year people were saying get rid of ealy and king, now that they are gone its the end of the world. go figure

NOBODYYOUKNOW

July 9th, 2011
10:54 pm

Everybody just quiet down, I’m going to bed.

Dawg Whisperer

July 9th, 2011
11:12 pm

What’s boring is the dawgs century old domination over the lizards.

chazzo

July 9th, 2011
11:33 pm

Still@bar: If you are going to crack on someone’s intelligence, be sure to get your grammar correct. Fail(ed) would be the past tense.

RMikel58

July 10th, 2011
12:43 am

All these fair weather fans blogs- Listen the reason you dont see Florida, Alabama, Auburn or Tennessee have academic problems is because none of them had “Jan Kemp” as a teacher.
Georgia is the most scrutinized Program in the country with academics just because of her. Georgia will always be under the microscope for the next 20 years.
Alot of other schools can get away with it but not Georgia. No these recruits are not 4.0 students but there held to a higher standard than other schools.
You try going to practice 5 times a week, studying late at night, having to watch films, memorizing plays, going to team meetings, talking to the media, finding a way to get around school, balancing family problems, talking to friends/relatives/mom and dad and see where youre at.
So hypocritical of people without even thinking about things. Yeah going to college is one thing but then add all these other duties and see where youre at.
I mean most of us just had to go to school and yeah we had jobs to contend with but then add the physical aspect to your life then at the end of the day you are mentally and physically wasted. Sure there are some that can do it but its a whole different story when youre an athlete.
I feel that most of you here have no friggin idea of what youre talking about unless you have actually played college football for 4 years and have gone through what they go thru.
Such a synical world we live in. How dare any of you chastize these players because 1st and foremost they are people with loving parents with high hopes and asperations of being something in their lives.
Then to hear shameless low life opinionated knows everything people stand there and cast dispersions upon another human being is the lowest thing a person can do.
This is only a sport and we move on in life, watching our kids grow up and sharing great experiences and passing on knowledge to make them better individuals. Instead of throwing daggers you should just commend them 1st and thank them for their contributions to the University because its theirselves they have to reckon with at the end of the day.

Coach Grohbo

July 10th, 2011
1:52 am

Mike,

It’s not Jan Kemp’s fault.

This program didn’t discipline its players or coaches the last five years and it is paying the price.

The new AD is cleaning house and there will be announcements soon on more ineligible players this season.

Another offensive lineman and a linebacker are next.

Stay tuned.

7576DAWG

July 10th, 2011
3:06 am

McGarity was hired to make Georgia a top 10 team , every year. There was no way he could have done it any faster than he has because the problem was so widespread with a hand full of players and some of the coaches. Whether CMR and Bobo will be included in the purification is still up in the air. But, CMR is the one who decided that either he and Bobo will succeed together or both will be leaving at the same time. My guess is CMR is on a very short leash and depending on what happens in the first two games could mean if he gets an extension or is replaced. I hope what is happening now will be enough because I like Mark Richt but McGarity knows what it take to be top ten and will not hesitate to replace whoever needs to go.

JE

July 10th, 2011
5:29 am

Ray Goff moved Edwards to runningback as a sophomore. That was when he had such a good game VS TN. He was hurt the whole second half and that was it until Goff was fired then Donnan kept him at TB.

UGA FRIEND

July 10th, 2011
5:53 am

The UGA fans make comments that are so unreal they are funny. It is very enjoyable just to read these blogs. I get a lot of laughs. Thanks UGA fans Keep them coming.
Also, thanks to Bill King. You do a great job of providing the fodder and stiring up the pot.

Joe

July 10th, 2011
6:01 am

When a good academic kid of 16 enters GA Early in January, goes through spring training and is used as a 17 year old his freshman year to run the ball less than 30 timand play on special teams.
Everyone complains because he fumbled the last ko vs tech the year uga had Marino. Well next year he had to play TB as an 18 year old because the 20 year old phenom King was hurt and the 19 year old Ealy was not ready because he could not block…..When it was evident we needed help MR later put Ealey in vs LSU to try to get something going even though he never had to block. OK now lets see. Bench Samuel as an 18 year old, red shirt him as a 19 year old, Develop him into a back up LB as a 20 year old and then he graduates with honor as 21 year old that hopefully by his fifth year has been given a chance to start somewhere….Yes, Way to go coaches….Let the older geniuss RB’s play ahead of an honor student that started to college as a 16 year old. He did not develop as a RB because he was two and three years younger than those two mental giants Ealey and King……Richt and coaches wasted Samuel first as a freshman by not keeping him at one position. If they could not coach that kid not to fumble the ball by the time he was 20 years old they should not have used Ealey nor King because neither learned how not to fumble after all their HS and Brilliant Carreer at UGA as 22-23 year old thugs. Do not develop the good kid work with the thugs…Is that Richt and Bobo’s philosophy. What a waste of talent. Several of you talk about how good a lb he is……Well after two years as a rb and one year as a lb Richt and Co still have him on the bench. This my friends is not Samuel’s fault. He has been a total Team player, no complaints, good grades, willing to help the team in any way….but yet Richt and Co go with the thugs at RB. Where are the Thugs………They are gone. Where is Samuel…..Sitting on the bench hoping to play a little defense while we have to teach a rs freshman and a freshman how to block before they can run the ball.

dont get it

July 10th, 2011
6:32 am

@AD – Thanks for leaving my pimples out of it. SO lets see are you for or against firing CMR? And I’m still waiting on you to tell me how many more losses to UF it will take to convince you this CLOWN needs to go? Give me a number.

Top Dawg

July 10th, 2011
7:17 am

Jasper Sanks or Caleb King?

DrDawg

July 10th, 2011
8:14 am

Boo is more experienced? How many times has he carried the rock?
Crowell and Boo with both contribute more than Caleb would have.

RaceCityDawg

July 10th, 2011
8:25 am

RxDawg–I like the Justin Scott-Wesley idea, I was thinking that even before Ealey departed. Big body and blazing speed.

Typical

July 10th, 2011
8:47 am

Ex GA football playuh arrested….GT Alum on Space Shuttle. Just a normal week.

chazzo

July 10th, 2011
9:04 am

Typical: Was the GT alum on the Shuttle a football player? No? Apparently you didn’t learn much about logical debate at GT. You can shut up now.

chazzo

July 10th, 2011
9:11 am

RMikel58: Good post, man. I am of the unpopular opinion, though, that jane Kemp made UGA a better place. I am happy that UGA’s athletic programs are second only to Vandy in the SEC. I think it says a lot.

You are also correct that these guys do the equivalent of working a full time job and take a full load of classes on top of it.

chazzo

July 10th, 2011
9:13 am

SECOND IN ACADEMICS ONLY TO VANDY

AltamahaDawg

July 10th, 2011
9:14 am

Yes, I am against firing the head football coach In July. You have that 100% correct. I feel pretty confident that is going to be the consensus among “fans like me” too. As far as Fl: First, I’m not sure why you were “waiting” on a answer to a question you have never asked me. Secondly, it’s possible to beat UF this year and it still be the right thing to do for UGA to replace the coach. It’s possible to lose to UF and still win the East as has been the case (the only 3 times we have ever won the east) so that’s not the end all. Your question is flawed, so there is not an answer for it. I promise you the AD and the board do not look at the Florida game in a vacuum, either.

AltamahaDawg

July 10th, 2011
9:19 am

Jan Kemp made the Fred Davidson’s DA human resources department a better place.

Topp Dogg

July 10th, 2011
9:22 am

Dreds and Ebonics does not make a great tailback or student for that matter.

tide roll

July 10th, 2011
10:05 am

Hey Joe, You’re correct sir. SAMUAL represents yet another “Right Under Your Nose” moment by Richt/Bobo. Keep in mind, these two were the only two coaches in AMERICA recruiting Cam Newton as a tight end!! TWICE. Once out of Westlake, and then out of Blinn JC. Samuel (6′2″ 230 lb.,/43 rushing td(s) jr./sr. yr. high school) is a very explosive running back who was never given a real chance to acclimate himself at the position. In spite of that, he still had 80yd. touchdown run vs. Arkansas as a Soph. In the history of NCAA football, no one was ever moved to backup linebacker after diplaying that kind of ability ! He’s the poster child for Spurrier’s “SOMETHIN’ HAPPENS TO ‘EM.” He needs to get the heck out of there,and transfer to a school that gives him the opportunity to develop at the position that gives him the best chance to reach the next level- RUNNING BACK!

RedandBlackDAWG

July 10th, 2011
10:19 am

Topp Dogg,

He is simply relating to his peer group, most of which are still in High School.
I would bet that if he turns out to be a terrific RB, most of us UGA fans, wouldn’t care what he does with his hair or his language on a social blog.
He will mature as a person also. It is too bad that King never did, because, he let down a lot of people, not only in football but every place in his life. He let himself down the most though, and that is sad.

ray goof

July 10th, 2011
10:44 am

You so called bulldog fans are just a bunch of wieners. Y’all could have ridden out of this mess with me at the helm but you are always looking for the greener grass. Now y’all is grass.

JB

July 10th, 2011
11:11 am

Richard Samuel was not a good rb. Lots of speed but no moves. His 1 long td run was a result of good blocking.

tide roll

July 10th, 2011
11:34 am

JB – You’re right coach, let’s go with Ealey/King. How’d that work out? Samuel was and still is a hell of a running back. Who’s advising the kid? Where are his parents? Richt/Bobo are manipulating the kid with the same old TEAM/me garbage, while putting his entire furture at risk. There comes a point where the kid has to do what’s best for him. To heck with the Tan Man and his beer guzzling sidekick!

St. Richt

July 10th, 2011
11:46 am

Not sure why you’ve gotten off the subject so much, but several of you are dead wrong on Robert Edwards. Goff’s coaching staff had him playing defensive back and returning kicks in the JV Georgia-Georgia Tech game in 1993, just before Goff was fired. That same year, Terrell Davis ran for almost 300 yards in a rout of GT- which included the brawl at the end of the game. Robert Edwards didn’t sniff the field in that game, especially at RB. That win against GT didn’t help Goff in keeping his job.

So… it was Donnan that moved Edwards to RB. I will put any amount of money you want on that.

Topp Dogg

July 10th, 2011
12:08 pm

All i am saying is if you look like a fool,talk like a fool, you most likley are a fool.

7576DAWG

July 10th, 2011
12:37 pm

tide roll
Keep in mind only 1% of all college players make the Pro’s. Maybe Samuel isn’t good enough for the Pro’s. And if I’m not mistaken it was him that wanted to move to Linebacker. He was a great linebacker in high school and will probably be his best chance to play Pro ball.

Mobile Dawg

July 10th, 2011
1:15 pm

Reading this morning in the “Press Register” that the Tide is really thin at RB’s. Tide Troll, maybe you can get Saban to bring Samuel over to Tuscaloosa and save his career.

Still@theBAR

July 10th, 2011
1:24 pm

chazzo
July 10th, 2011
9:13 am

SECOND IN ACADEMICS ONLY TO VANDY

in football players. UGA doesn’t even come close to 2nd in the SEC in academics. You are talking about players passing not the difficulty in academics at the university. UGA offers too many joke majors. It is Vandy and Florida as #1 & #2 not UGA. #3 Kentucky, #4 Bama, #5 Ole Miss, #6 UGA.

Still@theBAR

July 10th, 2011
1:26 pm

7576DAWG
July 10th, 2011
12:37 pm

tide roll
Keep in mind only 1% of all college players make the Pro’s.

Then why do some many SEC players take worthless majors that will not do anything for them after college football is over?

ca dawg

July 10th, 2011
1:32 pm

still@thebar: you might want to get your nose out of that pint glass and check US news and world report…

RHall55

July 10th, 2011
1:51 pm

Junkyard,
While you having dreams and nightmares, UGA is losing players @ a rapid rate; oversigning, heck, we only have 76 scholarship players presently; CMR, CEO of UGA FB, has become one of the worst personnel mgrs on College FB!! He should have dismissed Caleb King and others last year and replaced them with JC Players who could have contributed this year; CMR has left our RB, OL, and WR depth in a quandry!! BTW: While CMR was oot recently, the #2 WR visited UGA and just last nite he committed to SC (Shaq Roland); this is the 2nd time CMR has missed on a visit from a high ranking recruit (Jessemen Dunker, OT, who has committed to FL, visited UGA while almost the entire staff was on vacation); I am totally disgusted w/ his efforts; talent does come to UGA, but there are too many would’ve, should’ve, could’ve scenarios that have happened; “Win, Baby, Win”!!! “You snooze, You Lose”!!!!

AltamahaDawg

July 10th, 2011
2:51 pm

Didn’t R. Edwards break his foot during the TN game in 1995?

AltamahaDawg

July 10th, 2011
2:59 pm

Edwards was a Freshman DL in 1993, which is who they have in those jv games. Played in 1994, MOVED to what was called scat back in 1995 under Goff, broke his foot early, got a Med RS year, and played 96,97 under Donnan.

Did somebody mention money?

FLA DAWG

July 10th, 2011
3:17 pm

don’t get it,

I think the fact that AltaD defends Jan Kemp and states that while he’s in favor of unloading CMR he supports him (huh!?) because he’s our coach is reason enough to be confused with his comments.

TechRedNeck

July 10th, 2011
3:22 pm

Mike has GOT IT. Its all Jan Kemp’s fault. Just as all the problems with the economy is G. Bush’s fault. These poor athletes have such a tough life. We just don’t know what its like being told how great we are. And patted on the back, bragged on, and offered cars, money, and getting all that Glory, Glory, publicity. God, I didn’t realize how tough it is for these poor under appreciated guys. MY BAD.

FLA DAWG

July 10th, 2011
3:31 pm

TechRedNeck,

Well stated.

AltamahaDawg

July 10th, 2011
3:54 pm

Wow!

Just WOW.

AltamahaDawg

July 10th, 2011
3:55 pm

Do you even know who Fred Davidson is?

Dirty Dawg

July 10th, 2011
3:59 pm

The last time I heard, in DeKalb county at least, if you refuse to take a breathaliser (sp?) test, a judge and/or jury can assume that’s same thing as failing it. At the same time you can insist on a blood test in ‘addition’ to the breath-test – the point being, you very well may pass the breath test and by the time they take you to wherever they administer the blood test, which is more accurate in the first place, you may indeed be under the ‘limit’. In other words, Hines’ refusal is, in effect, and admission of guilt.

Mobile Dawg

July 10th, 2011
4:27 pm

Wasn’t he the coach before Goff?

Mobile Dawg

July 10th, 2011
4:27 pm

What does Hines Ward have to do with anything here?

AltamahaDawg

July 10th, 2011
4:32 pm

Still@theBAR

July 10th, 2011
4:37 pm

Mobile Dawg
July 10th, 2011
4:27 pm

What does Hines Ward have to do with anything here?

It is for the UGA fans that complain about ex-Tech players getting arrested like Joe Hamilton.

AltamahaDawg

July 10th, 2011
4:40 pm

Why would they complain about that?

Mobile Dawg

July 10th, 2011
4:44 pm

You would obviously be “better served” if you were Still@theBAR.

Mobile Dawg

July 10th, 2011
4:44 pm

Actually I was hoping they would reinstate Joe’s eligibility.

Mobile Dawg

July 10th, 2011
4:46 pm

I was hoping they would reinstate Joe’s eligibility. I kinda enjoyed having him around.

Mobile Dawg

July 10th, 2011
4:47 pm

Damn new laptop. I feel Mark Richts pain with sending accidental texts.

Still@theBAR

July 10th, 2011
4:48 pm

Dirty Dawg
Ask any lawyer and they will tell you it is better to refuse the on-site breathalyzer test. Don’t give the police any evidence. If you have not had a drink in 12 hours then go for it. The threat of loosing your license for not taking the test is a joke too. you can file within 10 days for a hearing and 9-10 times the cop doesn’t show and you win. Never Never Blow unless you have not had a drink in the last 12 hours.

AltamahaDawg

July 10th, 2011
4:51 pm

I’m thinking that the police asking you to drive your vehicle to thier station doesn’t exactly support their case very well, either.

AltamahaDawg

July 10th, 2011
4:54 pm

so that is a 90% no-show rate?

Mobile Dawg

July 10th, 2011
4:56 pm

That’s going to cause a lot of pain on this blog Altamaha.

Still@theBAR

July 10th, 2011
4:59 pm

Mobile Dawg
July 10th, 2011
4:46 pm

I was hoping they would reinstate Joe’s eligibility. I kinda enjoyed having him around.
What are you talking about. Joe used his 4 years and was .500 against the Dawgs while at Tech. Tech was 2-2 against UGA from 96-99.

AltamahaDawg

July 10th, 2011
4:59 pm

It’s just my extremely ignorant and confusing ways. Otherwise known as numbers.

Still@theBAR

July 10th, 2011
5:04 pm

no a 90% win of the hearing and you get to keep your license. Most times you win the hearing because the cop doesn’t show, but even when the cop is there the judge doing the hearing will allow you to have your driving privileges back. You maybe be given restrictions, but you can drive. It cost like $120 to file.

Mobile Dawg

July 10th, 2011
5:06 pm

I know BAR, my brother was a Student at GT then, I thought he was a fun and exciting player, enjoyed watching him play. Unlike other’s, hatred isn’t part of my psychological makeup.

Mobile Dawg

July 10th, 2011
5:08 pm

If I followed the profile you had assumed of me, it would be “Reggie Ball” I would most like to see reinstated.

Still@theBAR

July 10th, 2011
5:12 pm

I guess I figured you were just mistaken and did mean Reggie “the WAR EAGLE Killer” Ball. You will never hear an Auburn fan ask for Reggie to come back.

Mobile Dawg

July 10th, 2011
5:15 pm

Reggie wasn’t a bad QB, he just always seemed to stumble against the Dawgs. Tech has had AU’s number on a lot of occasions. Would like to see that series reinstated like the Clemson game with us.

Still@theBAR

July 10th, 2011
5:20 pm

I am mad Bama & Tech agreed to move back their game a few more years. I want to play the VOLs too, but they have said no twice now.

AltamahaDawg

July 10th, 2011
5:21 pm

While in fact YOU were the one who was mistaken, sir!

RedandBlackDAWG

July 10th, 2011
5:41 pm

If you starve a fire, it goes away. Same applies to the below mentioned.

If you don’t know what the term means, “troll” refers to an online personality that uses his/her anonymity to “bait” users or turn valid discussions into full-blown arguments.

Bring to mind anybody?

7576DAWG

July 10th, 2011
5:46 pm

Still@theBar
If the colleges are going to provide them with a free education , free food , traveling all over the country and more or less treat them like royalty what kid would turn that down. They will worry about what to do with their life after college. Who knows maybe they will be in that 1% that make it to Pro ball. Also, with four years of college ball if they don’t get to play Pro ball in America some will end up in Canada or over seas which will provide them with more money than a regular job in America. Many will become coaches so by going to College a lot will end up better off than if they didn’t get that opportunity.
I have always been critical of our system in football where college football is Pro footballs minor league but it has been proven that very few communities will support a Semi-Pro football team like they will minor leagues in baseball. Since high school football players are no where near physically ready to go straight to Pro football unless the system changes college is the only way to get to Pro ball and unless the colleges want to funk out a lot of players every year they have to provide a curriculum that even the most academically challenged student can pass.

Still@theBAR

July 10th, 2011
5:47 pm

RedandBlackDAWG

How many times and places are you going to Cut & Paste this post? Get some new material. If you don’t like what you read on the blogs then don’t read the post just the article.

Joe

July 10th, 2011
5:50 pm

There is two things about Samuel that is above Ealey and King, HE IS STILL AS DAWG!!!! AND HE IS JUST 20 YEARS OLD. Why cannot some of you realize that no he did not play in the successful programs as King and Ealey, He played both ways. Ealey ran up his stats in his two seasons of 30 games. Samuel did not even take up the game until he was in the ninth grade….that would have been when he was 13 years old. With his size speed and potential WHY DID RICHT AND BOBO EVEN PUT THE CARROT IN FRONT OF HIM AS A FRESHMAN AND GIVE HIM A FEW DOWNS AND PUT HIM ON THE KO TEAM IF THEY DID NOT THINK HE COULD MAKE IT AT RB. So the next year King was hurt Ealey was not ready and after Samuel got hurt and they returned, we went with the two that were 19 year old HS seniors who we lost with while Samuel was on the bench and injured. You will never convince me that not developing a 16 year old who was Academically good enough to enroll at UGA attend Spring training and play some as a freshman was not good enough to be developed as a runningback… As I said…HE IS STILL A DAWG!!!! 20YEARS OLD AND TWO YEARS OF ELIGIBILITY LEFT. A total misuse of talent or potential by the coaches. His name should never be mentioned in the same breath as Sanks, Ealey, nor King…If he is so good at LB why is he back up to Ogletree who as mentioned earlier WE NEED DB Help!!!!! Both of those kids need to be on the field on Defense if they are that good. If not at least get Samuel some Offense work. Who knows what those other Backs will do or become injured….There may be some thuggery there also. It is not like we have the answers of what all those kids will do, nor evidently does
Richt, Bobo and crew. Go Dawgs!!! Speaking of Marshall, Have you seen and heard of some of his thuggery antics???? Just wait. Some of the smaller schools let players get away with murder to have winning seasons or championship seasons, and that is what happens when they have to compete for positions in Athens…THEY CANNOT HANDLE THE FAME. THEY FELL THEY ARE OWED THE POSITION BECAUSE THEY WON IN HS ON A LOWER LEVEL…..The exception is always Herschel but then his team was disciplined and he had a disciplined situation and was not given anything until he proved himself. So admit it Richt and Bobo and staff blue it with Samuel so far. Hopefully some light will go on in their head and realize what mistake they have made.

Still@theBAR

July 10th, 2011
5:52 pm

7576DAWG
Good points. I feel the colleges shouldn’t offer these players the chance at a free education, if they are not smart enough to get in like every other student.

JT

July 10th, 2011
6:00 pm

Ray Goff moved Edwards to RB. He had that great game the first half vs TN and played hurt the second half and later found out he had a broken foot.

AltamahaDawg

July 10th, 2011
6:06 pm

The list of people that the blogger formally know as St. Richt owes money to, is growing.

Ben

July 10th, 2011
6:14 pm

Donnan wanted just one more play before Sanks fumbled into the end zone. Now he is a Hall of Fame coach. All Donnan had to do was kick a FG, beat tech, possibly still be at UGA and no one would have ever mentioned anything about Sanks’s fumble…..

AltamahaDawg

July 10th, 2011
6:24 pm

Does a victory over tech come with a free lesson to a basic social manners clinic?

RedandBlackDAWG

July 10th, 2011
6:34 pm

Still At The Bar, Since the below applies to you so much, Can’t give you an exact number.

If you don’t know what the term means, “troll” refers to an online personality that uses his/her anonymity to “bait” users or turn valid discussions into full-blown arguments.

Still@theBAR

July 10th, 2011
6:41 pm

RedandBlackDAWG
and you are bringing what to the conversation/ discussion by posting this same comment on every blog about UGA?

Still@theBAR

July 10th, 2011
6:42 pm

if you don’t like anonymity why not use your name on your posts?

AltamahaDawg

July 10th, 2011
6:46 pm

I think he blames the playa, not the game.

Still@theBAR

July 10th, 2011
6:49 pm

HAHAHAHAH good call.

AltamahaDawg

July 10th, 2011
6:51 pm

I don’t think you got that.

Still@theBAR

July 10th, 2011
6:53 pm

You are calling me out for trolling right?

AltamahaDawg

July 10th, 2011
6:54 pm

Could be worse. He could has said you literally were a disgusting, smelly little creature with a cucumber nose and filthy hair.

RedandBlackDAWG

July 10th, 2011
7:01 pm

Still At The Bar,

You figure it out.

If you don’t know what the term means, “troll” refers to an online personality that uses his/her anonymity to “bait” users or turn valid discussions into full-blown arguments.

AltamahaDawg

July 10th, 2011
7:04 pm

and they stink.

Magnolia,Tx dawg

July 10th, 2011
7:11 pm

Feel sorry for Crowell. If he makes one mistake on the field, the fans will crucify him, including you, Billy Bob King.

Still@theBAR

July 10th, 2011
7:19 pm

Don’t feel sorry for Crowell. He believes he is the man. He wanted to be a Dawg player. He knows what is in-store. I just can’t wait to see if he does like he did in the state playoff game. He was doing bad and started pouting and yelling at his team mates. I don’t think a freshman can get away with that crap.Not unless he is a starting QB or has proven his talent after 5 or 6 games.

Bitter spoiled recruit

July 10th, 2011
7:42 pm

dont hold your breath until the boise st game——————-joe t will cut yoo as— if you

—————–dont comply———————go dawgs———–only cream of da crop

——————————-will survive——————————–ole school rocks

—————————————————-just saying——————————bammer nation stinks

loel

July 10th, 2011
7:53 pm

Do any of you whinners about pressure on Crowell remember what little help there was at South Carolina last year to take the pressure off Lattimore, yet he faired rather well you think?????

JB

July 10th, 2011
8:11 pm

Still @ the Bar is a bored Techie, with the maturity of about a 12 year old. He’ll Troll here until his mother brings down his coco puffs for dinner.

JB

July 10th, 2011
8:14 pm

maybe Tech would loan us one of their 10-12 unknown RB’s

JB

July 10th, 2011
8:15 pm

If the pressure get’s too much for IC, I hope he doesn’t “fake” an injury. Don’t know if he’s a “go to war kind of guy” yet?

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?

LakeDawg

July 11th, 2011
6:08 pm

“From ‘Dream’ spring to nightmare summer”

Pretty hyperbolic. Its not as bad as all that. A nightmare summer is getting 12 players arrested. UGA is just clearing out the dead wood.I say good riddance! As for worrying about pass blocking…I have a solution: RUN THE DAMN BALL!

Don't let the door hit you on the ass when you leave, Mark!

July 11th, 2011
6:12 pm

Boise State 48, Geor…

Never mind, you know the drill.

It will be fun to see Phony Saint Mark run out of town. One less sleazebag in Athens.

ABC

July 11th, 2011
6:15 pm

“Has Isaiah figured out the name of his dog yet?”

Are you kidding, Isaiah is still trying to learn the ABCs.

FLA DAWG

July 11th, 2011
6:54 pm

LakeDawg,

How will a true freshman and quite possibly a redshirt freshman “RUN THE DAMN BALL!” when the O Line is a combination of true freshman and failures from season’s past?

Mobile Dawg

July 11th, 2011
8:58 pm

The key is “chemistry” and “motivation”. It hasn’t been good in quite a while, let’s hope for something magical. CMR is due for a few good breaks. I do subscribe to the overall theory mentioned before, “the harder you work, the luckier you seem to be”.

dont get it

July 11th, 2011
9:46 pm

just a quick piece from an article from gainesville.com. the article is about all of Uf’s games and why they are winnable. I thought I would show you that its not just “dont get it” who feels this way (sorry altamaha dawg).

3. Georgia (Jacksonville) – Aaron Murray is, arguably, the best quarterback in the SEC and should have a huge sophomore season. But do I really need to explain why this game is winnable for UF? OK, I will any how. The Gators own the ‘Dogs. If Georgia could not beat a staggering Florida team last season, what makes anyone think the ‘Dogs can this season?

PowerDawg

July 11th, 2011
10:44 pm

Let me answer Brian Stewart…NO and NO.

As for you, Bill…what did you say about a certain TB from little Class A Johnson County?

What with it being his first year and him being a true freshman and all?

Did you think he might struggle against very tough SEC defenses, you know, until he learned what to do?

Lastly, was your opinion formed before or after he ran over future NFLer Bill Bates on his way into the end zone that day in Knoxville?

Crowell played a bigger school with much tougher competetion. Behind a high shool offensive line that wasn’t nearly as talented as ours. He is a little shorter than Hershel who is 6′2″, but near about the same weight (210 vs 222). Their top end speeds are very close, also.

I saw HW play in high school, college and the pros and he was something special, no doubt. And hardly anyone knew who Knowshon Moreno was before 2007. He was a very special, very gifted running back too, wasn’t he?

I think Isaiah Crowell is going to be very special as well.

I never heard the pundits talk about King, Samuel or Jasper Sanks (all 5-Star recruits) the way that they have about this kid.

He will be everything he has been advertised as being. He just needs a little time to get in sync with the rest of the offense and then he’ll start showing the fans what they want to see.

Bet on it.

I'm just saying

July 12th, 2011
12:21 am

Man that cop who gave Hines that ABC test was crooked as the day is long. He knew very well who he was and he knew he went UGA….He made him say his ABCs cause he knew he would fail. Man that aint right.

GermanDawg

July 12th, 2011
1:02 am

I think it is hilarious how when you look at other SEC/ACC blogs, you don’t find dawg fans wasting there time with childish comments. Here, though, there are plenty of SEC and ACC (GaTech) “fans” who can’t get enough of the red and black. What does that say? I love it!

RedandBlackDAWG

July 12th, 2011
6:37 am

GermanDawg,

If you don’t feed a fire, it will go away.

If you don’t know what the term means, “troll” refers to an online personality that uses his/her anonymity to “bait” users or turn valid discussions into full-blown arguments.

Farewell to phony saints

July 12th, 2011
9:09 am

Boise State 62, Georgia 13

South Carolina 37, Georgia 17

Season over, good riddance to Richt.

Good old days

July 12th, 2011
9:19 am

Q: How many UGA fans does it take to change a light bulb?

A: About 80,000. One to change the bulb, and 79,999 to stand around and talk about how great the old one used to be.

Still@theBAR

July 12th, 2011
9:41 pm

I just left the Throne room. I think I just flushed a UGA Backfield full of running backs. man they are fast going down the drain.

Still@theBAR

July 12th, 2011
9:43 pm

Good old days
July 12th, 2011
About 80,000. One to change the bulb, and 79,999 to stand around and talk about how great the old one used to be.

That has to be an Instant Classic. LOL

Joe

July 12th, 2011
11:23 pm

The cop could not start with A either.

Joe

July 12th, 2011
11:27 pm

Herschel had blockers, speed, size, smarts, character and no rap sheet. Ealey….well you know so never ever use King nor Ealey in the same breath as Walker, Hearst, Hampton, and others.