Replacing A.J. Green a major challenge for 2011 Dogs

The pressure is on Georgia's receiving corps to step up in the wake of A.J. Green's departure. (AJC file)

The pressure is on Georgia's receiving corps to step up in the wake of A.J. Green's departure. (AJC file)

I mentioned yesterday all the worrying that college football fans do during August preseason practices and all the questions that surround the Georgia Bulldogs as they approach the season-opener with Boise State.

Most of the fan worrying I’ve heard recently has centered on the offense and I think that’s on the mark, so let’s put aside for now former hard-hitting Dawg Thomas Davis lamenting how “soft” last year’s defense was.

As for the offensive fretting, much of it has centered on the patchwork, thin offensive line and the inexperience at running back.

But as I noted yesterday, replacing the offensive production of A.J. Green and Kris Durham at flanker and split end is going to be a major challenge. The success Georgia has doing that will have a lot to say about whether Aaron Murray has to go through a sophomore slump or not.

Along those lines, we’ve all been heartened by recent comments about incoming freshman receiver Malcolm Mitchell and how impressed the veteran players have been with him during summer workouts. Let’s hope their comparisons between Mitchell and the departed Green aren’t just your typical off-season talk.

Mitchell is expected to be a backup to Marlon Brown at split end and also to train at flanker, where Tavarres King will start. Receivers coach Tony Ball told The Athens Banner-Herald he hopes the youngster will light a fire under Brown, who so far has failed to live up to expectations. “Competition makes everyone better,” Ball said, adding of Brown: “He’s got to get better. He’s got to push himself fundamentally. If he does that, he’ll take that next step.”

As for Mitchell, I was really encouraged by something Murray had to say about him in The Red & Black. “The thing I like about him most is he works harder than anyone,” the quarterback said. “Every day after pass drills he’ll get with me and we’ll work on routes a half-hour or 45 minutes. That’s every day.”

Ball said of Mitchell: “We don’t know how quickly someone will come into their own and perform the way you hope they will or the way you saw them perform in high school. But what I will say is that I’m really impressed with his maturity, his intelligence and his ability to communicate.”

Of course, another positive aspect of the passing game that Dogs fans can latch on to while we’re worrying is having Orson Charles as a sort of hybrid tight end/wide receiver.

“Orson already thinks he’s a receiver and that’s how we use him,” Ball said. “He won’t be in our meetings though, but he will still be a big part of our offense.”

Georgia fans definitely will miss Green and Durham. But perhaps not for too long.

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242 comments Add your comment

Jack

August 3rd, 2011
10:52 am

KingDawg

August 3rd, 2011
11:00 am

Talent + hard work always beats out Talent – - – - are you listening MB ??

42-34 Dawgs All Year Long

August 3rd, 2011
11:01 am

Great article Bill. I have faith that TKUnoDos, Marlon and Malcolm will step it up.

Is there an easy replacement for AJ Green? No, but have you seen tech replace Calvin “2-Catch” Johnson? No!

Troll Power Ratings

August 3rd, 2011
11:01 am

Trolls in 3…2….1

Come on trolls, get with the program!

JB

August 3rd, 2011
11:02 am

Waiting on tide roll to tell us about out line woe’s. But, as far as WR, somebody will step up. maybe more than one………….And by the way tide roll, I believe all our wideouts are black.

JYD

August 3rd, 2011
11:04 am

Jack

August 3rd, 2011
11:05 am

The whole AJ Green effect has been blown out of proportion. Yes, the team scored 7 more points per game with AJ Green than the games without him. But consider 3 out of the 4 games AJ missed were against top 25 ranked teams SC, Ark, Miss St. The win total, with AJ, without AJ, was the same against ranked teams, 0 wins without AJ, 0 wins with AJ. AJ was a non-factor in the Bowl game.

Tavarres King plays big in big games. His touchodwns ALL came in big games. So I suspect King will OUTSHINE AJ, he did last year, averaging more yards per catch than AJ. Malcolm Mitchell should replace Durham’s numbers. Charles is a non-factor, he’s good for 2 td’s a year and 26 catches a season, and shrinks in games against ranked teams (0 td’s). Charles also has a 54% catch rate, while Aron White has an 80% catch. I’d like to see Aron White take over at TE, Charles has too many drops and isn’t a producer or big game TE. Branden Smith should get reps in case of injury to King or Mitchell. Wooten had a terrible year with Murray, but had a nice catch average in 2009 with Joe Cox. Brown & Troupe are washouts.

Crush

August 3rd, 2011
11:10 am

Patchwork O Line, No experience at RB, and loses of your two best WR. Yeah, UGA fans should really be optimistic about this season.

it all starts on the line

August 3rd, 2011
11:11 am

without an offensive line, it don’t matter who is playing at the skill positions.
Mark Richt hasn’t learned this lesson in 10 years….

UGA Insider

August 3rd, 2011
11:12 am

Because CMR believes in giving players a starting position based on seniority. Marlon Brown will start. However, Malcolm Mitchell should be on the field as much as possible! He is going to shatter all of the receiving records. CMR had better not fool around with this…He better put his play makers on the field. I will be watching this situation closely.

DawginLex

August 3rd, 2011
11:13 am

That must have been a mirage i saw last year in the Florida game when Tavarres King caught that long TD pass.

I am not worried about losing AJ. We got to the point where that is all we looked for. This will give other players a chance to excel.

Michael Johnson
Fred Gibson
Terrence Edwards

Tavarres king
Marlon Brown
Malcolm mitchell

See much difference? I don’t.

The question is can the 2011 defense play like the 2002 defense?

If so we win a bunch of games. If not, get the coaching replacement list ready.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
11:15 am

Due to the attrition on the o-line, the dogs are gonna need the tight end to block more than normal, taking away looks for Charles in the passing game.

Jack

August 3rd, 2011
11:15 am

Wooten dropped form a whopping 20 yards a catch with Joe Cox to under 6 yards a catch with Murray. It’d be interesting to see how Wooten did with Mason or Lemay.

JDawg1785

August 3rd, 2011
11:17 am

Nobody can replace a player like Green, but there are still plenty of weapons in Georgia’s receiving corps. If the Dawgs can get it going in the running game, they’ll be fine on the offensive side of the ball this season.

maconbulldog

August 3rd, 2011
11:18 am

Another doom and gloom post. Why even play the game this year? Lets just write a letter to CMR and tell him to sit the entire team until 2012 ( sarcasm )

DawginLex

August 3rd, 2011
11:18 am

nothing could be finer

The first team OL is just as good as SC’s. Depth is the only issue. stay healthy and this offense will be fine.

You keep crowing about us starting 1-1. What if Richt beats spurrier again? He is 4-2 against him and has been a part of numerous wins over SOS at FSU. What then?

Does he punt Garcia?
How upset would he be then?

Jack

August 3rd, 2011
11:18 am

Troupe dropped from 22 yards per catch under Joe Cox to under 9 yards per catch under Murray. It would be interesting to see how Troupe does with Mason or Lemay.

DawginLex

August 3rd, 2011
11:20 am

Give it up Jack

Frank Lane

August 3rd, 2011
11:21 am

NOT WORRIED ON THIS FRONT

anotherdawg

August 3rd, 2011
11:22 am

I’m hoping this leads to a more balanced attack. When you have a talent like AJ, you tend to overuse him. Biggest negative is other teams won’t have to double team like they did AJ last year. But, if the OL can stay healthy, and we mix up the run and pass properly, UGA has enough talent to be a good team. Hope we can start well.

Athens= God's Country

August 3rd, 2011
11:25 am

Wide Receiver is the most overrated position in all of Football.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
11:26 am

“Biggest negative is other teams won’t have to double team like they did AJ last year.”
-anotherdawg
———————————————
Exactly.
Which puts more pressure on that freshman running back.
Better hope he lives up to all the hype.

Jack

August 3rd, 2011
11:30 am

Don’t forget about Michael Bennett. Could be a Durham like presence. Teammates say he makes plays again and again. Like to see King–Bennett–Mitchell–White at TE.

Vance Duly

August 3rd, 2011
11:31 am

The only reason Troupe had a high yds per catch average with Joe Cox at QB was Coach Bobo calling a deep pass to AJ against Auburn. Bobo didn’t know that AJ had left the field after the previous play due to an injury. Fortunately for the Dawgs, Troupe caught AJ’s pass and scored on the play, starting our comeback victory. There’s nothing to blame Murray for here!! What nonsense!

Jack

August 3rd, 2011
11:34 am

Hutson Mason connected with Aron White on G-Day for the longest pass of the game. Amazing how Mason had the timing down better than Murray with White.

Tossed Salad

August 3rd, 2011
11:34 am

LMAO at Jackleg. What a tool.

Jack

August 3rd, 2011
11:38 am

Cox looked great with Wooten, wonder how Lemay or Masn would do, Murray couldn’t connect wiht Wooten.

Wooten-Cox TD:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG2tPA0wBzM

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
11:39 am

Talent + Hard Work – OLine = Waste

Jack

August 3rd, 2011
11:40 am

Troupe dropped from 22 yards with Joe Cox to 9 with Murray. Love to see what a guy like Mason or Lemay could do with Troupe.

Cox-Troupe 50 yard td pass against Auburn:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKQqR1sDQ0w&feature=related

how2fish

August 3rd, 2011
11:41 am

Interesting point you Murray bashers might want to take note of . Murray’s comments on how hard Mitchell is working and how he stays for extra work every day with him after each session…I would like to point out that I think that makes Mitchell a hard a worker as but Murray is working at least that hard …Murray is a leader and baring injury I think he will have a heck of a year.

DawginLex

August 3rd, 2011
11:43 am

Hey Jack

I saw Hutson Mason toss a pass to the watergirl on the sidelines. she made a great catch. Maybe we should put her in

JDawg1785

August 3rd, 2011
11:44 am

Garcia + drunken coach / bottle of booze = Fulmer Cup

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
11:46 am

The dogs could really have used Da’Rick Rogers this year.
By dissing Ga on NSD a few years back, they never really got that good WR that could replace A.J.

Troll Power Ratings

August 3rd, 2011
11:47 am

Jack, meds man, meds….

Alphare

August 3rd, 2011
11:47 am

If I am dawg fan, my biggest concern will be Murray.

The guy couldn’t throw a single touchdown against the 4th best team in Florida. Now, SEC teams all know him better with better defense. How many TD’s can he throw in the upcoming season?

Herschel Talker

August 3rd, 2011
11:48 am

Jack:

You are a fool and a clown. Get real, genius.

HT

St. Richt

August 3rd, 2011
11:53 am

If this storyline doesn’t deserve a “no s–t sherlock”, then I don’t know what does.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
11:53 am

Murray should be a concern, Alphare. He did just fine against teams like Idaho St. but against better competition, not so much.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
11:55 am

While we’re at it, replacing Chapas will be a major challenge as well.

That freshman running back could really use him.

Jack

August 3rd, 2011
11:58 am

Players under Mason do special things. This amazing catch made ESPN. Mason threw it. And yes, Mason’s tight end went on to excel at Auburn, caught 3x more td’s than Charles last year.

Mason to Philip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-uRprYs_k4&feature=related

Jack

August 3rd, 2011
11:59 am

Teams are going to double King like they doubled AJ last year, not guard Charles (Georgia only throws him 2 passes a game), and stack 8 in the box to stop the run. Worked last year.

Hankie Aron

August 3rd, 2011
12:02 pm

Nothing- He was a FRESHMAN. You did see his overall number right? They were better than MATTHEW STAFFORD. Come on man, get real

Sam Robards, Dawg Fan

August 3rd, 2011
12:03 pm

To me, this is a bit like after 2004. We lost Fred Gibson and Ronnie Brown, and everyone lamented the state of our receivers. Turns out that our experienced tight end (Leonard Pope) stepped up and had a helluva year in ‘05, and a true freshman named Massaquoi (spelling?) came in and added some extra dimension. That team also had a helluva QB.

They also started the year against a highly-ranked Boise State squad. Is anyone else seeing the similarities here?

As I’m sure I’ve said in other threads, I think UGA wins the East this year, if not the SEC title. Call me what you will, but I’ve got a good feeling about this team.

Go Dawgs!

Hankie Aron

August 3rd, 2011
12:03 pm

His overall number were the best EVER at UGA. You guys (Nothing and Jack) are the greatest nit pickers I have seen. Do you pick for free?

Sam Robards, Dawg Fan

August 3rd, 2011
12:04 pm

And if anyone else needs further assurance, Richt’s two best years (’02 and ‘07) came with Sophmore QBs.

‘Nuff said.

RabidDawgFan

August 3rd, 2011
12:04 pm

For all the Murray bashers look at his stats and his highlights. That says enough.

As for Green, he WILL NOT be missed. He never won us anything. He used Georgia. That’s all he did. He wasn’t a team player at all. We will be just fine with the guys that we have, I’m telling you. Don’t look on paper and say we don’t have a dynamic receiver, you never know who’ll step up.

Hankie Aron

August 3rd, 2011
12:05 pm

Sam- To be fair, that 2005 Boise team is not the same as this team. Kellen Moore is twice the QB that the Z-man Jared Zabransky was.

Nub

August 3rd, 2011
12:06 pm

AJ who? How many Championships did he have…..? For that matter you could ask the same question with Stafford and Moreno…. Just call it like you see it the program has been in decline for yrs ….

RabidDawgFan

August 3rd, 2011
12:07 pm

Jack, go ahead and make the mistake of not guarding Charles if you want to. Name me a better TE in the SEC than Charles. Thought so. Tell you what Jack, I want you to line up against Charles and let’s see how productive you are.

Oh and as for you saying he doesn’t play big in big games, one of his biggest games was against the Gators last season. 6 catches, 108 yards and a TD. Get it together

Jack

August 3rd, 2011
12:08 pm

AJ & Durham could catch anything within range. Still, with both NFL receivers, Murray only ranked 11th out of 12 SEC QB’s in accuracy against winning teams. I am sure teams will try and force Murray to be accurate to beat them. Why not, he’s the least accurate QB in the SEC in big games.

http://www.cfbstats.com/2010/leader/911/player/split09/category02/sort03.html

RabidDawgFan

August 3rd, 2011
12:10 pm

I’d rather have Durham back than Green. Durham loved UGA and wanted to make plays for us and be the best he could be.

DawginLex

August 3rd, 2011
12:10 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGz3nDohWR8

Same Zabransky in this clip.

Got destroyed by us.

Beat Oklahoma

allwehaveishope

August 3rd, 2011
12:13 pm

AJ rarely dropped a pass thrown to him or thrown in his direction. He also excelled in yards after the catch. No matter who Murray throws it too they have to catch the ball. The O line and pass blockers have to give the QB enough time to survey the field so he can find the open guy. Marlin Brown has the size and good hands but seems to have trouble w/routes and getting open or seperation. He reminds me of SC’s receiver Jeffery. If MB comes around he can be a big weapon.

All the hype around the new guys in receiver corps and also the athletes that may be used in special formations have to be played if they’re that good. Bobo did try some trickery w/the wild dawg but the role players didn’t execute and the D of knew what was coming. Didn’t fool anyone. One of the knocks on the Offense was no imagination.

The talent is there to replace AJ and Durham. They were playmakers and go to guys. Throw the ball to those guys that prove they can catch and run. The cream will rise to the top and new stars will be made on this team.

Hankie Aron

August 3rd, 2011
12:14 pm

Jack,
Your delusional. Aaron Murray will be just fine. Go bury your head in a book or something fruitcake

Jack

August 3rd, 2011
12:16 pm

The way to beat Georgia has been, stay close until the 4th quarter, then Murray will fall apart.

As you can see here, Murray didn’t make the top 100 QB rankings in the 4th quarter accuracy.

http://www.cfbstats.com/2010/leader/national/player/situational07/category02/sort03.html

Richt’s core thing is “win the 4th quarter”. Murray crashed and burned there. Will be interesting to watch to see how long Richt stays with a QB who is the antithesis of his core value. 50% accuracy, ranking last in the SEC, almost last in the NCAA, in the 4th quarter, will not get it done.

AltamahaDawg

August 3rd, 2011
12:16 pm

UGA Insider

August 3rd, 2011
11:12 am
Because CMR believes in giving players a starting position based on seniority

No, it’s based on what is best for the team in an effort to win games.

But I assume that you would be able to give us a short list of players that got starting position based purely on seniority, and not other factors.

(then I will give you countless example of younger players getting starts over seniority)

AltamahaDawg

August 3rd, 2011
12:18 pm

(I spot 3 right off by nothing more than reading the article.)

JaxDawg05

August 3rd, 2011
12:19 pm

Jack, you don’t know Jack.

Jack

August 3rd, 2011
12:20 pm

Phillip K, Auburn’s TE, was developed by Hutson Mason, Georgia’s QB.

Philip K is 2x better than Charles.

Scored 5 td’s on 15 catches.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/_/id/480384/philip-lutzenkirchen

RabidDawgFan

August 3rd, 2011
12:23 pm

The key thing is to get first downs and then score touchdowns. That’s the basics. You don’t need a dynamic receiver to do that. Just a reliable one. I think we have that.

Jack

August 3rd, 2011
12:26 pm

Auburn’s TE caught 2.5x more td’s than Charles on 50% LESS passes. Who developed him? Hutson Mason, Georgia’s QB, they ere teammates in high school.

chilidawg

August 3rd, 2011
12:27 pm

Did someone say Da’Rick Rogers? haha.

Record with New QB

August 3rd, 2011
12:27 pm

Also keep in mind Richt’s offense is very dependent on QB experience. I expect Murray to be even better this year.

5 years in which we had a returning QB – Total wins 13, 11, 10,11 & 10 – SEC wins those years 8, 6, 6, 6 & 6.

5 years in which we had a new QB – Total wins 8, 10, 9, 8 & 6 – SEC wins those years 5, 6, 4, 4 & 3. And the the year which we had a “new” starting QB and had 10 & 6 wins was with DJ and he had by far the most playing time prior to starting of any of the others.

JDawg1785

August 3rd, 2011
12:28 pm

I’m just not seeing the connection…

The Dawgs can’t finish in the 4th quarter last season: Murray’s fault?
The D gives up too many big plays on 3rd down: Murray’s fault?
Wasahaun fumbles in the red zone: Murray’s fault?

I know it’s common to blame those “in charge” when things aren’t going right, but y’all are sounding like those yahoos who blame the president when the power goes out.

chilidawg

August 3rd, 2011
12:30 pm

Okay, so Jack likes Mason but not Murray. Got it. Now move on.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
12:31 pm

Yep, the dogs could really have used Da’Rick Rogers this year.

jrmdvm1

August 3rd, 2011
12:33 pm

Jack,
Perhaps Murray’s 4th quarter “letdowns” were the result of a “team letdown” in terms of less production by others and less protection. The “out of gas” problem in the 4th quarter is supposed to be corrected by the new conditioning regimen.

Athens= God's Country

August 3rd, 2011
12:36 pm

Nothing Finer

Again, you come on here and make yourself look real silly. We could use Da’Rick like I need another hole in my head. We got damm lucky he didn’t sign with us, to be honest. Who did we sign in his place? The correct answer would be Kenarious Gates. Gates has already proven himself to be wayyyyyyyy more valuable than the cancer that is Da’Rick.

Please go crawl under a bridge, Troll.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
12:37 pm

The “out of gas” problem in the 4th quarter is supposed to be corrected by the new conditioning regimen.
————————————————
LOL

Any SEC Football program would have already have a strong conditioning program.

Next excuse please…..

Athens= God's Country

August 3rd, 2011
12:39 pm

It’s a new season with new players, Troll.

jdawg

August 3rd, 2011
12:44 pm

Dawgs gonna own! We got one piece missing from the dawgs 1980 champ team and that’s the tailback runner. Isaiah gonna run all over them gator’s just like the ol boy. My whole towns gonna be there to see it like always.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

August 3rd, 2011
12:45 pm

Noworried about losing AJ? You guys are on crack. AJ took so much attention away from King that it allowed him to make plays. Now King will be the one that will have attentioned payed to him. Can he still make plays? Can he still be a downfield threat? Then who will make plays opposite of him? Right now the WR’s are perhaps the most questionable group we have. AJ Green will be sorely missed by this group just because of the attention he got from opposing secondarys. That is football 101 guys.

Brian

August 3rd, 2011
12:45 pm

No one we have will be as good as AJ, but they don’t have to be if we can get solid production overall from the receivers and tight ends. Murray was really good last season and he was a freshman, so now he’s got more experience and time in the system so he’s more ready to improve his accuracy.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

August 3rd, 2011
12:47 pm

Hell forget Rodger I would rather had recruited Justin Hunter from UT. He looks to be a beast with his speed, size and leaping ability.

ugakev

August 3rd, 2011
12:49 pm

Jack, give murray a freaking break. The kid was a redshirt freshmen last year. Those numbers will change this year as he will have matured even more. The defense will also take the pressure off of Murray this season. Murray felt like he had to do too much in the 4th quarter last year, forcing him to make mistakes in the 4th quarter. I hope we have a healthy lead this year in the 4th so that we can cruise to the finish line with our defense.

Brian

August 3rd, 2011
12:51 pm

I’ll say it again, no one we have is as good as AJ and we won’t have a WR like him again for a long time. But we’ve got a really good QB, so if we have several guys who are pretty good then we should be fine. Mitchell appears to really be impressing Murray and don’t forget about the other freshman wide receivers we have.

Jack

August 3rd, 2011
12:55 pm

It’s not just the 4th quarter, not conditioning. It’s choking in pressure situations.

If conditioning:
Why 61% accurate in 2nd, 71% in 3rd quarter?

It’s not conditioning, it’s choking.

3rd qrtr, 71% accurate, 4th 50%
2nd down 69% accurate, 3rd down 54%, 3rd & 10 42%
Own 1-20 yardline, 66%, red zne, 52%
Winning by 15+ 77% accurate, up 8-14 50%, tied 58%, down 1-7 points 51% accurate

Those numbers may not mean much, but Murray ranks neat the bottom 25% among all QB’s in many of these areas.

That’s why we went 6-7.

http://www.cfbstats.com/2010/player/257/1024001/passing/situational.html

gomdawg

August 3rd, 2011
12:57 pm

A QB is no better than the team around him .So get off Murray

Carl Spackler

August 3rd, 2011
12:58 pm

They said the same thing about Murray in H.S. when he lost two D1 receivers, and many here in Tampa started crying “Woe is Me”…well, Murray then took what receivers were left over and two of them went onto D1 schools (Orson Charles and Allen Sampson)…Murray will get the ball to whom ever is open…I worry more about Bobo’s play calling than I worry about who is going to catch the ball and how many receiptions they’ll have…Murray will make everyone better…

JB

August 3rd, 2011
12:59 pm

Cold ICB rootbeer in the bottle……..Some sharp cheese in a can and some wheat thins………..I’m ready for Boise.

gomdawg

August 3rd, 2011
12:59 pm

Jack , you need to get a life and why you are at it get some glass. You are down on Murray he will make you 3eat these words. PUT THAT IN THE BANK

Charlie Hayes

August 3rd, 2011
1:01 pm

Jack- It’s hard to argue against numbers. They don’t lie. But, you’re not giving Murray the credit that he deserves. We know for some strange reason that you do not like Murray and would prefer to start Mason or Lemay. But, let’s look back at some ‘numbers’ as they don’t lie either.

Your correct. Under Murray, Troupe’s average dropped as compared to the previous year with Joe Cox at the helm. However, what were Troupes numbers with Stafford at QB? 4 receptions for 39 yards. That’s 9.8 yards per catch. Sound familiar? Yep, it matches the numbers between Murray and Troupe at 9.3 yards per catch in 2011.

So are you saying that Stafford wasn’t a good QB either? Would you have started Cox over Stafford in 2009? Let’s hear your answer to this one…..

jrmdvm1

August 3rd, 2011
1:01 pm

Nothing, ( how appropriate a name for you ). We ( meaning real dawg fans ) have all admitted that we had a 4th quarter problem last year ( maybe longer ). You should be worried if we have successfully fixed that. Going into the 4th quarter last year, we were solidly in the game in all of our games. If we can now “finish” the 4th quarter, look out.

JB

August 3rd, 2011
1:01 pm

Murray will be fine. Although not Namath, he’s miles ahead of Joe Cox.

jrmdvm1

August 3rd, 2011
1:02 pm

Jack,
Maybe better in 3rd quarter because of that little rest they get at halftime.

NFLDAWG

August 3rd, 2011
1:05 pm

Murray is the complete package at QB. If he was such a “choker”, then why have the SEC coaches and media both voted him 1st team ALL SEC (as a sophomore no less)?

JB

August 3rd, 2011
1:06 pm

THE surprise this year on Georgia’s offense will be Samuel’s. He’s not 16 anymore. He’s been in the Georgia weight room for two years. He’s been preparing to HIT people the last 12 months. He’s 240 pounds of iron. I pity anyone past the front line trying to bring him down.

NFLDAWG

August 3rd, 2011
1:09 pm

Receivers, running backs etc. will do better than expected. When you have a star like A.J. everyone tends to look to “the star” to make a big play. Without that star you will see everyone stepping up their game to make big plays. The result is usually a better team.

gomdawg

August 3rd, 2011
1:10 pm

Georgia is very lucky to have 3 great QB’s and Murray is the starter , but if he gets bet out , I promise you Murray will the first to congratulate him.But I for one don’t see this happening,Murray is the real deal so get over it Jacky Boy

SC Fan

August 3rd, 2011
1:12 pm

last year all the comments were about the ” number 1 o line in the country.” how did that work out?

Charlie Hayes

August 3rd, 2011
1:13 pm

Jack- Your last post about choking in the 4th quarter cant be put all on the QB. It depends on the plays that are being called by the OC. The plays being called also depend on the momentum of the game. If my memory serves me correctly, four of the games lost last season were in the 4th quarter with just a few minutes left on the clock. The O (Ealey’s fumbles, wrong blocking scheme and others) turned the ball over for several reasons that wern’t related to Murray. Your barking up the wrong tree if you think that Aaron Murray is the problem…..

Jack

August 3rd, 2011
1:13 pm

Actually, Troupe & Wooten had the biggest drop offs under Murray, but every single receiver got worse under Murray than the year before, except Brown. If you want to blame that on the receivers, I’d disagree. Murray also made the O-Line worse as they gave up 25 sacks under Murray to 10 under Cox. Murray also made the running game worse, dropped from 250 a game last 5 games with Cox, to under 100 a game under Murray.

Let’s see, under Murray’s “leadership”:
Every receiver, except 1, got worse
Running game got 2.5x worse
O-Line got 2.5x worse

RedandBlackDAWG

August 3rd, 2011
1:14 pm

It would be impossible to not say Green had an impact when he was playing but let’s not forget, he broke a rule knowingly, got suspended the first four games and let his team mates down. It should also be noted that the OC, built way too much of the game plan around Green, and the defenses figured out that easily enough. I think the young men we have now will collectively, be better than one super star receiver. I am more worried that we lost a team player like Durham than Green. Green had NFL star eyes frorm day one, and you knew he was only in college to get ready for the NFL. Give me two Durhams and I would have a better team than with one superstar receiver.

Charlie Hayes

August 3rd, 2011
1:16 pm

Is Jack not online anymore? Did his mommy make him shutdown his computer to go eat his lunch?

b-ham dawg

August 3rd, 2011
1:19 pm

jackoff go back to the barn ur mom is calling you

Dawgfan in FL

August 3rd, 2011
1:21 pm

Jack/Marcus/Name du jour:

Several questions/points: 1. Why do you constantly change your name? Are you a coward, or do you think it gives you more credibility because it appears like there are many individuals that share your opinion? If it’s the 2nd, don’t bother, because everyone knows it’s the same person. 2. You constantly use completion % (especially 4th Qtr)…how do his stats look when you use passer rating? When you take into account his completion % WITH his number of touchdowns vs interceptions, suddenly Mr. Murray doesn’t look so bad. 3. You seem obsessed with his 4th Qtr completion %, and I would make the arguement, that if you’re trying to say that most, if not all of UGA’s wins should have have happened single handedly by a redshirt freshman pulling it out in the 4th Qtr, you don’t understand how that speaks volumes about other parts of the team and their ability/inability to execute whether it’s the 1st or 4th Qtr.

Charlie Hayes

August 3rd, 2011
1:23 pm

Jack- I am calling BS on the stats in your last post. What does the QB have to do with the running game performance of the O-line? The running game is supposed to open-up the passing game. Do you think it should be passing first to open up the run? What in the world could Murray have done differently to help the running game? Come on man…..

RedandBlackDAWG

August 3rd, 2011
1:27 pm

Darn’ Jack,
You seem like such an expert on TE’s. Ummmm, no pun intended. Did you ever stop to think that the reason your TE got open for those 5 TD’s is the QB you had scrambled around until he could find an open receiver. He was a master at that, and anybody that knows anything at all about football, knows that the defense will drop off of the TE once the QB starts leaving the pocket and scrambling. That is why he got those TD’s, certainly not because he is a better athlete than any TE UGA has. There are basic fundemental 101 courses for beginning football. CMR even has one called, “Football for Wives”. Perhaps he would let you enroll, so you could begin to understand the game.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

August 3rd, 2011
1:27 pm

SC FAN need to worry sbout your own O-Line. You are not returning four this year, only two. So those holes Lattimore will tighten up just a bit. Becareful of that type of smack talk son.

DawginLex

August 3rd, 2011
1:33 pm

stats that mean something

2001-richt’s 1st year, 1st year qb 8-4
2002-Returning QB 13-1 SEC champions
2003-Returning QB 11-3 SEC East Champions
2004-Returning QB 10-2(11 game season)
2005-Starter didn’t return but DJ had played a lot 10-3 SEC champions
2006-New QB 9-4
2007-Returning QB 11-2 # 2 Final ranking
2008-Returning QB 10-3
2009-New QB 8-5
2010-New QB 6-7

Dawg Tell

August 3rd, 2011
1:33 pm

WR’s will not be a problem.It starts in the O/L.What I saw last year was a weak and no fire O/L.Hope the new O/L coach does a great job on turning our line into a pyscial,hard hitting line.If not,it will not matter who the WR”S are.Until I see a change in the first game;Iwill not change my mind about the talent or drive in our O/L.Go DAWGS!

Some of you people are embarrassing yourselves

August 3rd, 2011
1:35 pm

Auburn’s Philip K better than Orson Charles. I bet even the Auburn coaches would laugh at that one.

The people who write about sports for a living, and opposing coaches, all hold a much higher opinion of Aaron Murray than some posters on here. Who do believe, some guy who doesn’t like UGA, or Spurrier, Saban, Miles etc?

AJ Green was a major talent, who will make a name for himself in the NFL, but there are ways to compensate for his loss. I will give you two historical examples.
1. Dominique Wilkins leaves Georgia early for the NBA, the Dogs go to the final four the next season
2. Peyton Manning leaves the Vols for the NFL, Tee Martin leads them to a NC next season.

UGA Insider

August 3rd, 2011
1:36 pm

Lowcountry,

I’m with you, can you believe there is a USCe fan on here talking smack? I bet they wonder why Sports Illustrated did not do a commemorative book and football after that 5 loss season. I guess it those last two embarrassments to Auburn and FSU.

In seriousness, I do have USCe as my pick to play OU in the MNC game. Their schedule is easy and they have some serious athletes. I just wonder can they handle the hype?? This is the first time they have ever dealt with it so I’m anxious to see what they do. They only have 2 tough games that I can see… at UGA and at Arky. Win those two and beat Bama again in Atlanta and they punch their ticket. I think they have a pretty good chance really.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
1:40 pm

The Lattimore Show – Part Deux
September 10, 2011
4:30
Don’t Miss It

Lowcountry Bulldawg

August 3rd, 2011
1:40 pm

South Carolina may blow UGA out but really until they show that they can handle success I would never pick them to show up and play for a MNC. To many games like UK last year in the history books for me to think that they will lay a egg at some point this year. I am not anti-Carolina. I am against UGA but I know they are heartbreaking to to many of my friends. Believe you me they are very nervous about this season. They know how important it is. It is almost a show me what you got type of attitude by many. If it is no this year in Columbia many think it never will be.

AltamahaDawg

August 3rd, 2011
1:45 pm

I guess the Lattimre show is going to skyrocket SC up to 6th in the SEC rushing this year.

Athens= God's Country

August 3rd, 2011
1:47 pm

Jack is the only person in the Southeast that thinks Murray isn’t 1st Team Quarterback in the SEC.

Murray did struggle when he was playing Linebacker, Nose Guard, Corner Back, Safety, Kicker, Punter, Long Snapper, Right Tackle, Defensive End, Left Tackle, and Running Back.

Oh wait… HE DIDN’T PLAY ANY OF THOSE POSITIONS.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
1:49 pm

Look for Alshon Jeffery to rip up Ga’s secondary on September 10.

While the dog defense will be desperate to stop Latti, Alshon will be all over Ga’s smaller, weaker secondary.

Charlie Hayes

August 3rd, 2011
2:00 pm

Lattimore is in some serious trouble this year against UGA. There are a couple of 350 pound behemoths in the middle and two studs at DE for UGA. It will be hard for Lattimore to run on UGA this year. Can’t wait to see the smack down get laid on Garcia. Spurrier should bench Garcia for his off-field issues. However, Spurrier is a dirt bag and will play Garcia turning his head of any wrong doing. Our D will make sure Garcia misses a quarter or two. You can consider it a SEC Level I primary violation with a quarter penalty for Garcia’s alcohol substance abuse courtesy of Big John Jenkins. I bet USC has to bring Connor Shaw into the game in the third quarter to try and pass on our secondary.

UGA Insider

August 3rd, 2011
2:03 pm

Ashlon is about to meet Nick Marshall. UGA’s first “shutdown” corner since Champ Bailey. Boykin will be on the other side shutting down whatever loser you have over there.

Say What???

August 3rd, 2011
2:04 pm

So does anyone else think that Jack might be related to Mason??

From what I have read online and in all the college football reviews, Murray is considered one of the top QB’s in the SEC. Why, on God’s green earth, would you replace that veteran player with one that has seen hardly any playing time in college football. Murray is not Joe Cox!

And another thing, how are you giving Mason credit for developing a tight end at his high school? Did the Lassiter coaching staff find themselves too busy to coach that young man? Did they decide that Mason had enough time to be the Tight End coach?!?!

Here’s another stat for you: there was a huge let down in the quality of posts to the AJC UGA board by posters named Jack when they hit the bong too often.

b-ham dawg

August 3rd, 2011
2:05 pm

Enter your comments here

b-ham dawg

August 3rd, 2011
2:06 pm

just testing they must have not allowed what i wrote about nothing could be finer to be posted

Charlie Hayes

August 3rd, 2011
2:14 pm

Here are some ‘numbers’ for Jack to chew on……
2008: Joe Cox 11 for 15 151 Yards 73.3% 2-TD 0-INT 201.9 PR
2009: Joe Cox 185 for 331 2584 Yards 55.9% 24-TD 15-INT 136.3 PR
2010: Aaron Murray 209 for 342 3049 Yards 61.6% 24-TD 8-INT 154.5 PR
2010: Hutson Mason 9 for 17 102 Yards 52.9% 1-TD 0-INT 127.8

Why in the world do you think that Hutson Mason would be a better QB than Aaron Murray? Your logic above was “Mason had better timing in the G-Day game”. Yeah, that’s wearing a green no-contact jersey playing touch football on the QB. What do you say about these numbers Jack?

DawginLex

August 3rd, 2011
2:16 pm

Jack brings up G-Day stats when they fit his agenda.

Funny, this time he fails to mention Mason’s interception in the G-Day game while Murray had ZERO.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
2:20 pm

LOL

A freshman CB trying to shut-down Alshon?

5-foot-10 runt of the dog litter, Boykin, trying to stop SC’s bigger and stronger WR’s?

Too funny.

WDE

August 3rd, 2011
2:24 pm

Best thing about the Dogs spanking the chickens this year is it will ruin the Visor’s chances of a SEC championship and lead to his much deserved retirement. He has this last chance to go out a SEC winner and once we wrest control of the East from him he will slink on off to the golf course.

UGA Insider

August 3rd, 2011
2:33 pm

I hate to tell USCe fans but the receiver that hurt us most last year was Gurly. And he got some bad advice and is going to be on some NFL Scout Team somewhere. Ashlon may catch 3 or 4 little dink passes. No worries with him.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
2:37 pm

Tori Gurley signed a contract with the Packers last week.

His down-field blocking will be missed, but last years mediocre o-line will be much improved, giving Lattimore even more room to run.

Watch Out!

DawginLex

August 3rd, 2011
2:39 pm

Sc scored 17 points on us last year and we should be trembling?

Gator Gus

August 3rd, 2011
2:40 pm

Please keep Murray. He’s a great QB. All the SEC coaches agree. please keep him. Please. Please start him against at the end of October. He just had some bad luck last game with all those turnovers. I’m sure he’ll do terrific this year. And I speak for all SEC coaches who want you guys to please keep starting Murray, that’s why we all voted for him.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
2:40 pm

BTW, Gurley had 1 catch for 14 yds vs. Ga last year.

Alshon had 7 for 103 and no td’s. I’m thinking he’ll get at least one on September 10.

UGA Insider

August 3rd, 2011
2:41 pm

The only thing I’m watching out for is Steve Garcia stealing my hubcaps.

Priceless!

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
2:42 pm

SC scored on 17 pts because they controlled the clock.

That first drive for a TD look over half the quarter!

They couldn’t tackle Latti.

LOL

Gary

August 3rd, 2011
2:42 pm

Folks should check out the wall street journal article on gambling on the early lines in Vegas. Georgia was one of the teams people focused on because Vegas apparently has them underperforming compared to where the money thinks they should be. The lines moved significantly since they first posted based on the money being placed on the dawgs. The Boise, Florida, and Auburn games all moved significantly in Georgia’s direction. I doubt homers have that kind of influence. Maybe good things are coming.

JMan

August 3rd, 2011
2:46 pm

Hutson looked sharp all Spring, led the Georgia QB’s in td’s. Loved the late drive to help his team take the lead. Guys were making plays down the stretch all over the place for Hutson & Christian. Guys really trusted Christian too at the end of the game, looked like a cool Senior there just money when it matters. Nice to see that kind of chemistry between QB & teammates. Sure was missing last year.

negadawg

August 3rd, 2011
2:55 pm

Herschel Talker are you the one who calls in to road rage

WDE

August 3rd, 2011
2:58 pm

@Nothing Could Be Finer I couldn’t agree more we couldn’t tackle Lattimore LAST year…what should concern you is that we were in place to make those tackles at the line or in some cases behind the line…so we were coached to be where the ball was..and second most of the guys that couldn’t tackle are gone. Do us a favor see if you can keep Garcia sober till kick off we really need him !

EZone

August 3rd, 2011
2:59 pm

Here’s a recent Wall St. Journal article that’s pro-Georgia.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903520204576484343392095726.html

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
3:01 pm

Not concerned because reports from the summer say that Latti has gotten bigger AND faster.

We’ll see if those “new guys” will be in position this year.

LOL

If it fits, wear it

August 3rd, 2011
3:03 pm

It will indeed be hard to replace Green. There are few athletes with Green’s combination of thug mentality, me-first mindset, and extreme lack of intelligence. Fortunately, Mark Richt has already signed most of the ones with these qualifications.

BulldogBen

August 3rd, 2011
3:14 pm

If we’re putting any hopes into Marlon Brown, we’re screwed.

He’s been a total bust.

WDE

August 3rd, 2011
3:14 pm

@Nothing Could Be Finer now its my turn to not be concerned as I doubt he will top 300 lbs and last year I don’t remember him out running anyone. Now if you can just keep Garcia sober….

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
3:20 pm

I don’t remember Latti out running anyone either……………….Just through them.

LOL

DawginLex

August 3rd, 2011
3:23 pm

NCBF

You still haven’t answered my question as to what will SOS do if SC loses to UGA?

Bench Garcia
Kick him off the team
Fire Mangus and coach the QB’s himself
Make a tee time

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
3:25 pm

Exactly what you don’t want to hear from your WR coach:

‘I hope we’re OK’

http://redandblack.com/2011/08/03/bulldogs-receivers-coach-tony-ball-i-hope-we%e2%80%99re-ok/

LOL

DawginLex

August 3rd, 2011
3:28 pm

Still won’t answer?

Don’t want to face the reality of a complete meltdown in a year where all the pieces are supposedly in place?

Dawg Tired

August 3rd, 2011
3:29 pm

If Mitchell is as good as the players seem to think he is, he should start in place of Brown. Brown has shown nothing.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
3:31 pm

1. Bench Garcia
2. Kick him off the team
3. Fire Mangus and coach the QB’s himself
4. Make a tee time

I don’t know, all of the above?

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
3:33 pm

It will be very tough for Mitchell, as a freshman, to make a significant impact at WR.

Boise in ATL

August 3rd, 2011
3:38 pm

Not sure if UGA will miss Green or Durham or not.

Who were UGA’s receivers in 2002?
Who were UGA’s receivers in 2005?

Sometimes – having no name WR corp is the best thing for the team.

From what I have seen of UGA – T. King looks pretty good and Wooten looked pretty good.
I do not know much about M. Brown or Bennett. Maybe the Mitchell kid is the real deal.
Employ your TE’s – UGA should be in great shape.

None of this will matter if your O-Line is mediocre, your RB’s are only average at pass blocking and your plays are slow to develop.

I think it will take UGA several games for their Offense to develop – so many question marks. Bobo will be very conservative for the first few games.

Boise will be wide open – and a high scoring game favors the BRONCO’s.

UGA will start 0-2 – but will turn into a very good team by seasons end.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
3:41 pm

As a freshman, AJ Greene didn’t really get started until week 4. Its just tough for freshmen WR’s to get hot early.

2008 OPPONENTS No Yds Avg TD
Georgia So. (Aug. 30) 2 40 20.0 1
Central Michigan (Sep. 6) 3 40 13.3 0
at South Carolina (Sep. 13) 3 61 20.3 0
at Arizona State (Sep. 20) 8 159 19.9 1
Alabama (Sep. 27) 6 88 14.7 1
Tennessee (Oct. 11) 7 53 7.6 0
Vanderbilt (Oct. 18) 7 132 18.9 1
at LSU (Oct. 25) 3 89 29.7 1
Florida (Nov. 1) 5 91 18.2 0
at Kentucky (Nov. 8) 2 53 26.5 1
at Auburn (Nov. 15) 5 81 16.2 1
Georgia Tech (Nov. 29) 4 64 16.0 1
at Michigan State (Jan. 1) 1 12 12.0 0

SundriedBulldog

August 3rd, 2011
3:44 pm

Likely gonna see these 4 receivers:
1) T. King
2) M. Bennett
3) M. Mitchell
4) M. Brown

At TE, you got O. Charles who could split out as a hybrid TE/WR, and leave A. White or J. Rome in at TE.

You got B. Smith & I. Troupe & R. Wooten for 10 plays a game with track speed.

At fullback, you have B. Figgins, a converted TE, who can catch balls in the flats as a safety valve.

At QB, A. Murray can move, to make up for the inexperienced line and make stuff happen with his feet like M Vick does, M Vick has a weak O-Line but mobility offsets it. B. Rothlesburger makes his best plays when plays break down and he scrambles.

Should be a potent combo.

Joe

August 3rd, 2011
3:44 pm

The best basketball team UGA ever had was the one after Dominique went pro. They came together as a team and finished in the final four. Maybe if Bobo will call plays and teach the team as a team the same thing may happen. Hear is hope that this will happen. No star to throw to so it opens up the game to all the players on the team and not just one star. Right now only one will be suspended for the first game.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
3:46 pm

LOL at comparing A Murray to M Vick

WDE

August 3rd, 2011
3:47 pm

@Boise in ATL I agree we will be conservative ,we are going to simply line up and run right at you with a 220 RB and a 270 lb FB behind 300+lb a man line …all day long. When you stack the box we will go to the TE and WR’s and then right back at you….stop us if you can.

SundriedBulldog

August 3rd, 2011
3:47 pm

The thought of Murray dropping back to pass and having 2 tall thick guys in to block in B. Figgins & R. Samuel means a lot of beef there to get through. Pass pro will undergo serious upgrade because of these 2 tanks.

RedandBlackDAWG

August 3rd, 2011
3:48 pm

Gator Gus,

So you have started wearing big boy pants now and are one of the SEC coaches. It has got to be nappy time for you little fellow.
Man, the things these UGA haters try to come up with, LOL.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
3:50 pm

The thought of Murray dropping back to pass and having 2 tall thick guys in to block in B. Figgins & R. Samuel means a lot of beef there to get through.
—————————————
Meanwhile, all of Murray’s receivers will be coverred.

;)

SundriedBulldog

August 3rd, 2011
4:01 pm

If the receivers are covered, Murray can run, he ran for 12 td’s and 1000 yards in 1 season in high school, threw 50 td’s for 4000 yards, same year. :)

Athens= God's Country

August 3rd, 2011
4:01 pm

Nothing Could Be Finer

I find it hilarious that a South Cackalacky fan is talking trash. You lost 5, yes 5, games last year. You were blown out in three of those games including the last two. You talk like you are a powerhouse program that has actually done something in your 100 year history. Knock, knock. YOU HAVEN’T DONE SQUAT!!! You can talk trash once your team regualarly wins 10 games and wins an SEC championship at least once every hundred years. You really feel confident in your alcoholic, selfish Quarterback? Are you proud of your coach and program concerning Garcia’s troubles and SOS ignoring them with the “aw shucks, he’s in college. Kids make mistakes.” Not 5 times, Coach. Is winning at all costs what you will teach your kids or apply to your profession.

Think about it little boy.

I-DOG

August 3rd, 2011
4:01 pm

I’m not as worried about receiver as I think behind King, 2 others will step up. Not everyone will, but with Brown, Troupe, Wooten, and Bennet all competing plus the incoming freshman, we just need a copule. Charles and White will get plenty of opportunities at TE and while we might keep a TE to pass protect a little more often than we normally would… I don’t think we will need to do this as often as folks think if we stay relatively healthy on the O-line.

If Glenn or Jones go down with injury, we may need to do more of that, but can also use a 2 TE set with one staying in to protect and the other getting down field. We also have figgins at FB to pick up some pash rushing situations.

What is going on with the Columbus to USC situation? Anyone hearing if he will be missing time or not?

Athens= God's Country

August 3rd, 2011
4:02 pm

NCBF

Oh yeah, Larry David called. He said he wants you to stop using LOL. It’s for children and STUPID.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
4:03 pm

In high school……………

LOL

ARdawg

August 3rd, 2011
4:06 pm

Bill King, I think if you tried real hard you could come up with at least 4-5 other different ways to ask this question.

Yes, there will be another set of hands attach to a guy that holds the position formerly held by AJ Green. The question remains however, will the guy attached to those hands actually catch and hold on the the ball the way AJ did. AJ while a great player did not have a goos year last year for a number of reasons. Will THAT be missed? I say no

Athens= God's Country

August 3rd, 2011
4:06 pm

You have much to learn, little boy. Be humble in your accomplishments.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
4:07 pm

Last year Murray had 87 rushing attempts for 167 yds.

Yea, he’s the next M Vick

LOL

Athens= God's Country

August 3rd, 2011
4:08 pm

ARdawg

“Bill King, I think if you tried real hard you could come up with at least 4-5 other different ways to ask this question.”

Those are his next articles

SundriedBulldog

August 3rd, 2011
4:11 pm

A. Green only scored 9 td’s last year. T. King should replace that alone. O. Charles should replace K. Durham’s numbers and you’re all set without a hitch. If either M. Mitchell or M. Brown or R. Wooten surpise for 5 or 6 td’s, and 1 should, then you surpass last seasons numbers.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 3rd, 2011
4:15 pm

A. Green only scored 9 td’s last year.
——————————————————
Yes, thats averaging 1 td/game.

Doubt very seriously that T. King can replace that alone.

ClinchPanther

August 3rd, 2011
4:24 pm

Get over it Bill. You are as bad as Bradley. No we are not worried about the offense. You just need something to write. Why don’t you go cover the tiddly winks finals in orlando?

McDawg

August 3rd, 2011
4:29 pm

we need to teach all the receivers how to juggle

SundriedBulldog

August 3rd, 2011
4:35 pm

A. Green scored 6 td’s in 2009, and 9 in 2010. A. Green caught about 110 balls, and scored every 7.5 catches. T. King had 27 catches for 3 td’s so scored every 9 catches. Granted, will be harder when you’re the #1 WR and double covered on 3rd down, but M. Mitchell or M. Brown or O. Charles will get a lot of 1-on1 coverage and in the red zone, I like the size of the receivers O. Charles, M. Brown & B. Figgins are all really tall thick guys. So somebody will be 1-on-1 in the red zone. And then with the size and thickness of B. Figgins, J. Jenkins, R. Samuel for short yardage runs in the red zone should be a nice change.

shane#1 STREET AGENT

August 3rd, 2011
4:36 pm

I would split ouit Charles or White, they are hybrid TEs anyway. Lynch is 270 now and with a thin O line his blocking could really help. Wooten has good speed and runs routs as well as anyone I have ever seen, he just sometimes makes his break before securing the ball. Catch the ball Ran! Mitchell will play and Scott-Wesley needs to be on the field. Too much speed there. I don’t care if he catches the ball, just send him deep and somebody has to cover him. That’s one less man in the box. Seay can play some too, so I am not worried about WRs.

T-Dawg

August 3rd, 2011
4:55 pm

Richt should have replaced Green with Jerry Rice. …What? Rice isn’t eligible? Fire Richt!!!!

Back on earth, the Dogs have tools at WR and TE — just need to use them well.

jd

August 3rd, 2011
4:56 pm

Feed some of the excess tight ends and wide receivers and put them on the line of scrimmage. Before UGA can win consistantly they must recruit and have on team at least 18 Offensive lineman. 10 that can play and 8 that are developing otherwise we will have a ton of receivers sitting on the bence.

SundriedBulldog

August 3rd, 2011
5:02 pm

If you break down A. Green’s year, he didn’t play against Carolina and scored 2 td’s against Auburn and 1 td against Florida. So of his 9 td’s, 6 wern’t a help. It was really only a few td’s he scored all year that mattered, and T. King beat him there because T. King scored against both top SEC rivals Carolina & Florida.

A. Green’s 9 td’s were scored in 5 games & break down like so:
2 were scored in each game against Idaho St, Colorado & Auburn
1 was score in each game against Florida, Vandy, Tenn
0 against 7 teams Ark, Miss St, SC, Kent, G Tech, UCF, LL

Dynamicbigboy

August 3rd, 2011
5:03 pm

Hey JACK, you really aren’t a very good judge of talent. I guess Orson was voted 1st Team ALL-SEC because he doesn’t have the talent. Not sure who you have been watching but OC will be one of the best receivers in the country not just the SEC.

SundriedBulldog

August 3rd, 2011
5:16 pm

I’m really interested to see J. Rome get some looks at Fullback in a TE hybrid role. J. Rome has great hands and would be a terror to cover coming out of the backfield across the middle. I Crowell’s speed on a wheel route or screen or in the flats?

BullDawg Rick

August 3rd, 2011
5:17 pm

This is getting sick adnasium!!!

AJ is no longer part of the program. He was a great talent, however he’s moved on to the League.

Good luck to AJ & for the love of God, let’s move on!

Go Dawgs!!! GATA!!

SundriedBulldog

August 3rd, 2011
5:19 pm

Here’s the order of which games we need our guys to play best in:
1) South Carolina
2) Florida
3) Tennesee

Win those 3 and you win the East.

chazzo

August 3rd, 2011
5:23 pm

Hey, Jack,

Good name today.

Dawg 39

August 3rd, 2011
5:28 pm

THE OL: In 2002 won the SECC using only 5 OL. In 2007 had arguably the best team in the nation at the end of the season. Had only 6 Ol & 3 of the starters were Freshman. Look for freshman help this year & we are deeper in 2011 than we were in 02 or 07. Now GATA.

Carlton

August 3rd, 2011
5:31 pm

No it’s not. Dammit Bill King. You keep disappointing…

AJ’s gone. Boo-hoo. But with that, UGA won’t have to rely on only one player to make a play anymore (ala, Knoshown Moreno). Who’s to say that our receiving corps won’t step up and do their jobs without #8 out there? I mean., they never had a chance to up until this season since AJ was the favorite target each game..

SundriedBulldog

August 3rd, 2011
5:50 pm

Wouldn’t hurt to be the UGA QB-talk about some BIG TARGETS:

6′ 5”- J Rome (230 LBS), M. Brown, A. Lynch (250 LBS)
6′ 4”- B. Figgins (290 LBS), A. White (240 LBS)
6′ 3”- M. Bennett, O. Charles (240 LBS)

Talk about some RED ZONE TARGETS?

Nikoli Volkov

August 3rd, 2011
5:57 pm

is there a more disliked state college within it’s own borders than UGA??? The only fans i know of are on the AJC blogs. Most people who have moved here from elsewhere cannot stand UGA and don’t understand the stupid pride in a program that hasn’t done anything in 3+ decades. war eagle! and war russian sickle! Your boy goldberg would not have gotten up from the sickle. another proud uga alum.

Thweety

August 3rd, 2011
6:29 pm

Nostradomus

August 3rd, 2011
6:58 pm

I see a great season ahead. Dawgs go undefeated. Only challenge of the year is SCAR,but dawgs win a close one. Everyone else is Alpo. Bank on it!

Dawg-Hatin' Jacket

August 3rd, 2011
7:07 pm

“UGA wide receiver cited by police”: Comments are closed.

Cowards.

Jacket Hatin DAWG

August 3rd, 2011
7:21 pm

Pound Sand DHJ

LogicalUS

August 3rd, 2011
7:38 pm

Awww. come on Bill, UGA doesn’t miss 1st round draft picks, why they just reload with another 1st rounder. Same with losing their top rusher for the PAST two years and the only quality backup RB.

Every UGA can tell you that the mighty Dawgs are four deep at every single position. Right now, the Patriots and Steelers are just bidding their time for the 3rd team UGA players to become draft eligible!!!!

Now one question for these idiots….how the bejesus did this team of 4 deep supermen go freaking 6-7 last season?

SSIgator

August 3rd, 2011
8:06 pm

“Replacing A.J. Green a major challenge for 2011 Dogs”

No. The real challenge for UGA this year is replacing da Preacha Man and his Straw Dawg coaching staff in time for the 2012 season. 1980 – so long ago.

Dawg89

August 3rd, 2011
8:15 pm

Gotta believe we can do better than 6-7 even without Green and Durham. That’s not a high bar to clear.

Troupe should have taken the money for baseball. He has been a let down in football.

SundriedBulldog

August 3rd, 2011
8:18 pm

Bill,

With B. Petrino getting his “We didn’t come to paint” thing trademarked, any chance M. Richt and McGarity could trademark

“We ain’t dead yet”

It’s my favorite quip by M. Richt last year, and I’d like to see it on a coffee mug or a t-shirt, with a Big GM I’d buy it.

SSIgator

August 3rd, 2011
8:22 pm

Andy Reid, coach of the Eagles, is quick to dismiss that he’s coaching a “Dream Team.”

“Right now, we’ve got a lot of good looking guys standing around watching,” Reid told ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike in the Morning on Wednesday. “Obviously, dreams aren’t reality, so the reality will come when I get my hands on them and we get them into practice and start grinding here like the other guys are grinding. That’s reality.”

I guess he doesn’t agree with da Preacha Man’s assessment of a “Dream Team”.

bigdawgfan

August 3rd, 2011
8:35 pm

HEY JACK Murray threw for 3,049 yards last season — second-most ever for a freshman in the SEC — and threw 24 touchdowns and eight interception. iam no pro like you but i think thats pretty
freaking good

Dawg Whisperer

August 3rd, 2011
8:51 pm

Way too much negativity from the usual suspects (mostly UGA haters) about the UGA O-line. How many other SEC schools have two pre-season All-SEC picks on the offensive line? Depth may not be the best but if the talent is there, experience will take care of itself in time.

SSIgator

August 3rd, 2011
8:54 pm

bigdawgfan -

Correct on your stats, but he did not beat a team with a winning record. Easy to pile up stat numbers against teams with losing records.

Swampdawg

August 3rd, 2011
9:03 pm

Once again… IT AIN’T the offense that got us the 6-7. Our Quarterback looked great and only had one off game. Our problem was the defense. The Dawgs defense looked and played like Grambling last year. Too many boys and not enough men. No hard hitting! They couldn’t stop anyone but the “Sisters of the Poor”. We miss you Larry!

moleman

August 3rd, 2011
9:14 pm

who is Larry?

bigdawgfan

August 3rd, 2011
9:16 pm

still the facts are facts had a better d and less fumbles and dropped balls many records could have been broken

SSIgator

August 3rd, 2011
9:19 pm

bigdawgfan -

That is called woulda, coulda, shoulda or whistling past the graveyard if you prefer.

Dawg Whisperer

August 3rd, 2011
9:21 pm

We’ll keep “da preacher” and Murray. I guess we’re stuck with one of the winningest SEC coaches and the pre-season SEC QB.

bigdawgfan

August 3rd, 2011
9:22 pm

either way we will see new year got to be better team so we will see
soon enough

SSIgator

August 3rd, 2011
9:24 pm

Dawg Whisperer -

Believe me. I hope you never get rid of that clown. Of course Murray the Midget will run out of eligibilty.

bigdawgfan

August 3rd, 2011
9:25 pm

oh that right the gators were so great last season

SSIgator

August 3rd, 2011
9:32 pm

bigdawgfan -

You are correct. They were not very good, but at least they did not go 6-7 and lose to a C-USA team.

bigdawgfan

August 3rd, 2011
9:33 pm

2010 gators sec (4-4) dawgs ( 3-5) whoo hoo

SSIgator

August 3rd, 2011
9:35 pm

bigdawgfan -

Are you bragging or complaining?

bigdawgfan

August 3rd, 2011
9:36 pm

making a point

SSIgator

August 3rd, 2011
9:36 pm

bigdawgfan -

And the point is?

bigdawgfan

August 3rd, 2011
9:44 pm

dont forget the score was gators 34 dawgs 31 in over time so gators
were not much better than we were

bigdawgfan

August 3rd, 2011
9:45 pm

is there a gator paper you should be there not here

SSIgator

August 3rd, 2011
9:53 pm

bigdawgfan -

“dont forget the score was gators 34 dawgs 31 in over time so gators
were not much better than we were”

You must be new to this blog. So now you are counting an almost win as a “moral victory” even though it is still a loss? I guess next year UGA will have in their game stats won/lost/moral victory. How many “moral victories” equal a win?

HardTruth Soldier

August 3rd, 2011
9:55 pm

Can ya’ll say Chris Conley, and Justin Scott Wesley? These two receivers who were both ranked in the top 20 in the nation as receivers, and Scott-Wesley whom many say is the fastest receiver in this whole 2011 class will bring major production. At this point, I don’t see MB being a factor any more. At 6′5 215 lbs he’s not shown anything at this point, and I think these young guys will be more than anybody expects.This is Georgia, and we want stay down forever. # 1 at the end of the year. That’s all that matters.

SSIgator

August 3rd, 2011
9:56 pm

bigdawgfan -

If you could not figure it out from my name, I live in GA. I did not know that there was a law against commenting on a GA blog if you were not a UGA fan. Sorry.

bigdawgfan

August 3rd, 2011
10:00 pm

no thats not the point we got our butts kicked by teams that
we should never have and the gators almost lost to the
dawgs a team with a losing record.bad bad losses.
anyway it a new season and we will see. got to go no more
time to waste with you

KeepDreaming

August 3rd, 2011
10:02 pm

AJ GREEN IS IRREPLACABLE!!!!!

SSIgator

August 3rd, 2011
10:03 pm

bigdawgfan -

Enjoy da Preacha Man’s KoolAid and while you are at it, have one of those LSD sugar cubes. They will block out all reality as the season moves along.

dawgforlife

August 3rd, 2011
11:27 pm

nothing…I think its funny when you laugh at compairing Murray to VIck…when who I want to compare to Vick is Garcia..well, lets compare their prison records anyway

dawgforlife

August 3rd, 2011
11:35 pm

and SSIgator…your right it has been a long time since 1980…the thing that amazes me though is with the Fla dominance of Ga over the past say 20 years, UGA still leads the all time record. you guys must have really stunk back in the day…and I am not sure how you stunk so much with all the amazing talent to pick from in the state of Florida…it is a mystery almost as big as the TV show Bonanza…a 50 yr old man has three 40 yr old sons…I lay awake at night trying to figure that one out.

just asking

August 4th, 2011
12:03 am

“da Preacha man” is that ebonics or just plain lack of a grasp on the English language?
What will be missed by not having AJ? The only thing I see is being double teamed. He could not take a hit, he cramped up. No big loss imo. I notice about 30 different names on this blog, compared to the thousands of real Dawg fans out in the world and funny thing is; those thousands of fans know that Georgia will surprise a lot of folks this year. The trolls and haters here are simply jealous their respective teams will not fare so well (why else would they be here all obsessed with everything Georgia?) SSIgator try the new “jorts are us” blog, seems to fit you.

RED DOG 77

August 4th, 2011
1:12 am

@Bill King…….I liked the way you ended your story by saying “Georgia will miss Green and Durham, but, perhaps not for long”………Me?…..I couldn’t agree more. Bill you still had a little of the glass half empty thing, but we’ll give it a pass this time. Georgia’s WR situation imo really couldn’t be in better shape………As has been pointed out, Murray will be making more progression reads with Green out of the way…….as long as he has the time, he will find some top notch targets, no need to point out all the options he will have, we should all know that answer by now. The keys will be: can we keep our Oline healthy? can we run the football? if [remember trolls, I said "if"] the answer to these two questions is yes, we will do considerable damage to our enemy with play action…………..And by the way Bill, you might be one of the so-called worrysome fans, Me? I am certainly not!!………The University of Georgia has a legendary football program, and being an alumni, I always have faith that “This year is THE year”………..Always have always will………Regards Bill, RED

7576DAWG

August 4th, 2011
3:00 am

I think our success will depend on getting about 10 of the Freshmen as much playing time as possible. Mitchell is one that needs to be playing in the first game. He is a play maker and can easily make a difference. It will also make Brown give it his all on every play.
Also, CMR needs to get LeMay as much playing time as possible in case Murray gets hurt. On the job training in just one game will teach LeMay faster and more than all the practices combined and it will get him ready to play in front of 100,000 people. The black team would have lost the G game if LeMay had not been the QB. Murray was totally bogged down and couldn’t move the team. Herrera, Drew and Marshall should all play against Boise State.

UGADawg83

August 4th, 2011
7:34 am

Today Bill has informed us we are going to miss A.J. Green. Gee Bill, I hadn’t thought about that, thanks for the “fresh” update.

F100Dog

August 4th, 2011
9:27 am

2 things weird about Murray.
1) Very surprised he and Charles wern’t able to connect more than 2 times a game, 26 passes, 2 td’s, not much, thse guys went to high school together so unreal how little Charles was used by Murray.
2) Murray’s figured out if he keeps games close, Richt won’t put in his backup. So Murray doesn’t get big leads because he doesn’t want his back up to have a chance to take his job. Hopefully, Richt will see through this little ploy in 2011.

AltamahaDawg

August 4th, 2011
9:32 am

No law against it. I would think that self respect would be the rule though.

RedandBlackDAWG

August 4th, 2011
10:08 am

It really has nothing to do with Murray worrying about losing his job to a backup. He did not audible much because they did not want him to do it. That leaves the offensive plays largely in Bobo’s hands. As Bobo said in a recent interview, he failed to trust his players, especially the young ones so he called a conservative game plan. Obviously, he was way too conservative, but I would bet you the TE’s will play a much bigger part in the offense this year.

He did nada

August 4th, 2011
10:16 am

Gene Washington of 1970s UGA fame and his catch vs Florida from T.E. Richard Appleby will be remembered forever. I could name other great moments …… like Jimmy Shirer’s TD catch vs GT late one night on nationwide color TV. LONG ANDY JOHNSON TD drive that ate up the clock at Grant Field. Shirer TD !!!

AJ Green? Colorado game that we lost? He said “when I return someone will pay” and he was right …………………..UGA paid in 5 or 6 losses. AJ might be a quiet, nice kid ………………he did nothing for UGA and unlike these two no body receivers listed above ……………….. he will not be remembered in three more years. It is what it is.

You earn your rep. in colleg lore and AJ earned nada. Congrats to him on his NFL $$ deal.

Go Dogs.

Twin UGA fullbacks for dump offs

August 4th, 2011
10:29 am

Without a great O line, UGA needs a plan B to control the ball. Install a twin FB sytem with either Zander Ogletree( he supposedly likes contact) or Figgins AND Rome. Both of these last two FBs are around 6′5″ and weigh around 270. We must utilize the FB AND TE positions in order to sustain drives.

Going deep to Troup or Marvelous Marlon Brown or to Tavarres King wil result in 3rd and 15 situationa. No, we want to move the chains this year. Mix it up, folks.

Allow the TWO HUGE FBs to block for our fine running backs over and over and then dump that ball off to our FBs often. Let them ramble for 10, 20 yds at a clip. Move those chains. First and 10 !!

Bobo will throw long on first down, then run lil Carlton Thomas up the middle, resulting in a 3rd and 8 thing and then hum it 28 yds incomplete, then punt and Butler continues to build his NFL resume. Nice. Forget that system. No linemen.

No, this year we need to show a wishbone set up that we can throw from utitlizing our HUGE FBs and mix it up with a Brandon Smith end around with HUGE FBs out in front.
With them being off balance, a quick burst up the middle by Samuel or Boo Malcom or Crowell will do nicely.

Same old same old begets same old. THIS YEAR the coaching staf had better show that they can coach.

UGA man,

Class of 71 & 73

F100Dog

August 4th, 2011
10:51 am

It’s bizarre how Auburn & Florida let their QB run, and won National Championships, but Georgia won’t due to fear of injury. A QB with great mobility is a sharp advantage in the SEC, but doubtful Richt will have the guts to go big. Richt seems to afraid to fail to win a National Championship. Wasn’t Murray the #1 rated dual threat QB coming out of High School? Didin’t he score over 10 td’s with his legs one year? With a weak inexperienced offensive line, you have to adapt and make changes and go big if you want big rewards.

F100Dog

August 4th, 2011
11:01 am

you got to use your tight ends. in the backfield, and as receiver. Figgins & Rome seem to be the best choice for the backfield on 3rd down as they are both 6′4 240-290 so they’ll double as huge granite blocks for blocking force or Pass Pro, and double as big potential receivers. Stick Charles & White on the ends in a 2 TE set, split out King & 1 other WR:Mitchell/Bennett/Brown. Gives you 4-5 receivers depending on who stays in to block.

Also have to move over some big bodies from D-Line & Tight End to O-Line. Have to.

Buckeye

August 4th, 2011
11:08 am

USA Today Coaches Poll

We out-rank the dogs pre-season and we’ll out-rank the dogs come January 2012.

Word

Bank

Buckeye

August 4th, 2011
11:09 am

dogs are 22nd. Will be under the “others getting votes” after Boise and Mr. Lattimore!

F100Dog

August 4th, 2011
11:23 am

Jay Rome reported to camp. 6′ ‘6′, 250. Kid has great hands.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/gavarsity/football/recruiting/player-Jay-Rome-85785

F100Dog

August 4th, 2011
11:47 am

USA had Georgia at #21 in 2010, finished #42. Had Florida at #3, finished #38. Had Auburn at #23, finished #1. So this poll is off.

F100Dog

August 4th, 2011
12:05 pm

Good to be in the top 25 starting out. Gives you a chance to move up the polls if you win big games. That’s all it’s good for. Doesn’t mean that’s where you’ll end up.

Win the first two even if UGA is rated # 67,

August 4th, 2011
12:51 pm

UGA wants to really enjoy a great season?? Then win the first two games and UGA will be ranked in the Top 12 after two weeks, possibly higher. Then, play em one at a time. Avoid injuries and all along develop some ball players.

Win vs Florida and the monkey on CMR’s back will be lifted. He MUST DEFEAT FLORIDA> so must our QB Aaron Murray, who failed miserably vs Florida last season. He stunk it up but good.

If this scenario develops, UGA will sign some highly regarded kids come Feb 2012 and CMR has a job. To stumble around, losing the first two, moaning about O line deficiencies, and winding up 8-5 or 7-5 etc. we make changes.

The new coach will need to go out and recruit maybe 15 linemen ( wide bodies) and maybe 1 great back and a stellar QB and some LBs, and a safety or two and with the recent departures, that number will be greater, so as to fill in with the 6 or 7? departures.

It is what it is.

goooooooooooooooooooooooo Dawgs !!

F100Dog

August 4th, 2011
12:58 pm

Not really. Rarely does a team finish #1 who wasn’t pre-season top 25. It’s too far to go. Top 10 pre-season teams get preference for multi-year consistency.

F100Dog

August 4th, 2011
1:03 pm

SEC Champ usually goes to the Natl Champship, so win the East, and the SEC Champ, and you have a real chance.

James T. Kirk

August 4th, 2011
1:10 pm

What a joke. Green was the most overrated player in the history of college pigskin. Cavlin Johnson would toss his salad in a heartbeat. He would eat him for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

RedandBlackDAWG

August 4th, 2011
2:18 pm

F100dog,

Both florida and Auburn built the offense around Tebow and Auburn, to take advatage of the run, because both were big, strong and fast Qbacks, that suited that style. A. Murray, although fast, is no where as physically big and strong as these two guys. Running the football, should almost always be the last option for a QB, unless there are specific plays set up to utilize him that way, because of his size and style of play. Just as easily as it can be an advantage while in a college game, it can be a disadvantage in the PROs. Otherwise Tebow would not still not be trying to become Denvers regular QB, and Newton would not be being questioned about his passing ability by a lot of NFL teams. Both will succeed, but both are and were a couple of years behind, other QB’s drafted with them, in passing skills. It took Mike Vick a few years to become a decent passer and get him to stop having happy feet.

Ghosty

August 4th, 2011
4:07 pm

Fran Tarkenton wasn’t big, scrambled to compensate for bad offensive lines, won a bunch f games, didn’t get hurt often.

powerhouse?

August 4th, 2011
7:07 pm

Replace Green. Run the ball….I’ve seen it work!

wes

August 4th, 2011
9:05 pm

Got damn Bill King is ugly.

RedandBlackDAWG

August 4th, 2011
10:30 pm

Ghosty,

How many years ago did Tarkenton play? In the last 20 years, linemen have gotten a lot bigger and a lot faster on both sides of the line. Give you an example. Bubba Smith who recently passed away, was one of the most feared Defensive Lineman in the NFL when he played for the Baltimore Colts. His highest playing weight was 278 pounds and he dominated men of equal size or smaller on the offensive line. How many defensive linemen are there in the NFL today that weigh 278 pounds. There aren’t even that many college linemen that are that low of a weight anymore. The size of the people playing the game has changed drastically in the last 20 years. Do you remember, Larry Csonka or Alan Amechie? They were two unusally big backs when they played and though both were never exceptionally fast. They plowed through the defense in their day. They were almost as big as the lines on both sides of the ball. All this to say, that a person of a small stature like Tarkenton, would never spend that much time scrambling or if he did, would have had little success given the size and speed of the guys these days. It takes a big kid like Tebrow and Newton, to do that today. Tarkenton would never be fast enough, to do a Mike Vick type scramble today. Even Vick is considerably larger and a whole lot faster than Tarkenton.

Columbus

August 4th, 2011
10:48 pm

Man everytime I read this guys blog it is usually all negative, negative negative overtones and topics. The receivers corps are going to be a strength. No problem there. The defense was soft because it was a new system and the right type of players needed were not yet recruited for the most part. The defense was better than before. Do I need to remind you of the game in South Carolina when our defense was just as good as their highly touted D? They were not as hard hitting overall but they were somewhat timid and lacking at positions but that will not be the case this year I assure you. Coach needed to bring in some guys and he has done so. Can you say Jenkins? Drew, etc? I am so tired of the negativity from this guy. He is the worst of all at AJC and he is supposedly a HUGE fan. I think he was bought out by Auburn to help their recruiting.

RED DOG 77

August 5th, 2011
12:34 am

@Columbus……..I couldn’t agree more, however be very careful my friend, ‘ol Bill King will delete your post if you disagree with him……….deleted two of mine last night, only left the one where I gave him a moderatly supportive grade. ………….Regards, RED

RED DOG 77

August 5th, 2011
12:46 am

@RedandBlackDAWG………One thing for sure, you do know your football. It is a pleasure reading folks who post with a degree of intelligence………..wonder where my buddy Altamaha is tonight, I guess I should know, Thomas Brown………aka………”BuLLdawg” says we are joined at the hip……….I know you warned me about this type of behavior, but RedandBlackDAWG, you know me, I just can’t control myself………always have to poke the ‘ol bees nest with a stick…….well at anyrate, my best regards to you my BULLDOG brother………and by the way, you sound like an old dude like me with your knowledge of football history………..RED

RedandBlackDAWG

August 5th, 2011
9:09 am

RED DOG 77,

Thanks for the comliments, and yup, an ole fart here at 62, but I do love football.
Know what you mean about selective post allowed to appear here. Oh well, it is their blogs, so they can do what they want.
I usually try to refrain from responding to all the negative crap posted here, but sometimes I just go off.

GO DAWGS

GO DAWGS

gomdawg

August 5th, 2011
9:28 am

Please get off A J Green he is gone we need to talk about 2011 team only

aarh

August 6th, 2011
11:36 am

Sam Robards, Dawg Fan- After 2004 we lost WR Ronnie Brown? No, it was Reggie Brown…Ronnie was a RB at AU. Oh, & you’re right about the So. QB thing, but we also had a pretty good yr. w/ Shockley at QB as a Sr. as well.