Why the rush to judgment on 2011 Dogs?

Malcolm Mitchell's dazzling score proved to be too little too late, but what a play! (Brand Sanderlin / AJC)

Malcolm Mitchell's dazzling score proved to be too little too late, but what a play! (Brand Sanderlin / AJC)

The predictable happened Saturday night.

A Georgia program that struggled through a losing season last year got pretty soundly beaten by one of the country’s winningest programs in recent years.

A Top 5 team beat a team that somehow had sneaked into the Top 20 on the basis of a great recruiting year and residual respect from past glories.

Georgia fans booed and cussed Mike Bobo for yet another night of mostly predictable playcalling.

And the nattering nabobs of negativism, as Spiro Agnew might call them, immediately jumped off the bandwagon after just one game and started with the woe-is-Mark-Richt broadsides.

You knew that was going to happen, despite the fact that Boise State was favored over the Dogs and despite the fact that Georgia’s potential road to the SEC championship remains at least theoretically open despite the loss of the Old Leather Helmet trophy to the Broncos at the Georgia Dome. (The only way losing to Boise might impact Georgia in the SEC wars is if the injuries to a couple of key players Saturday night result in extended absences.)

But that’s the way the “hot seat” media scenario works. A “Dream Team” recruiting class might turn the heat down a couple of notches, but all you have to do is open the season with a loss — even a loss that most observers thought stood a pretty good chance of happening — and the “what has happened to the Georgia program under Richt?” storyline takes front and center again.

I’m certainly not here to defend Richt or Bobo. The downward trend of Georgia against ranked opponents over the past four seasons under Richt is undeniable. And despite the occasional deviation from the norm — Brandon Boykin coming over to the offensive side for a brilliant scoring reverse — Bobo fooled almost no one with what he was doing Saturday night, especially in the first half.

And while Aaron Murray played a little better in the second half, he mostly continued the slump that began in the Liberty Bowl and frankly didn’t show the amount of progress from his freshman year that most of us expected. He’s still standing back there holding on to the ball too long on third-and-long (thanks, Bobo) and getting sacked. He also was off-target on some key throws but we’ll give him that since he also had several surely thrown passes dropped.

Also, the line play was disappointing, both offensively and defensively, with Boise having the upper hand most of the evening. And Todd Grantham never did figure out how to defend Kellen Moore’s short passing game, whether the Dogs were in man-to-man or that extremely loose zone.

Yes, I had convinced myself Georgia could, under the right circumstances, beat Boise. And that might have happened had the Dogs played fully up to their potential, not made stupid mistakes, not gotten hit with some injuries — and if Boise had played a poor game. But they didn’t. Georgia still looked like a team in search of its identity while the Broncos played like a team that knows they’re good, something the Dogs are still dreaming about.

Still, as I was trudging back to the car Saturday night with my wife and brothers, we found ourselves doing something that ran counter to the general mood of the evening: accentuating the positive.

That long touchdown pass to true freshman Malcolm Mitchell was a thing of beauty, as he turned on the afterburners, catching the perfectly thrown ball from Murray in stride. That young man is going to be a Georgia football hero before very much time has passed. We also noted what a fine performance transfer linebacker Jarvis Jones turned in. And while tailback Isaiah Crowell’s debut was nowhere near Marcus Lattimore standards, he showed flashes of what is surely to come.

So if you want to throw up your hands and declare this another “lost” season on the basis of one game that Georgia really had very little chance of winning, go right ahead.

I prefer to think about the blur that was Mitchell as he literally blew past Boise defenders. The story of the 2011 Georgia Bulldogs still has many chapters yet to be written.

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UGAfan

September 5th, 2011
3:02 am

Poor Coaching…poor preparations…poor perfomance…says it all.

UGAfan

September 5th, 2011
3:05 am

Why the rush to judgement? Because we can. Why not?

Allen in Seattle

September 5th, 2011
3:10 am

borntidefan: stay in Alabama. It hand nothing to do with guts (nuts??) that UGA scheduled BSU. Whatever, BSU was better coached, conditioned and motivated than (among other things) UGA. UGA has become a 2nd rate SEC football school.

Todd

September 5th, 2011
4:51 am

You can blame coaching and rightfully so, The win loss record is proof over the past couple of seasons. I get sick and tired of hearing how we have these great recruits coming in and they turn out to be bust. Recruit the 2 and 3 star kids, hell the non rated ones will work! Betcha one thing, they will come to work and play with heart. I saw a few bright spots in the game but nothing can explain how Big and SLOW our lines looked. My high school defensive end could get past our tackles. And how hard is it to get your more atheletic db’s up tight and bump the ALL white receivers when the ball is snapped?? And our LB’S could not cover bread! Kellen Moore wasn’t going to take off and run and yet he picked us apart like a precision surgeon. Bright spot? Thank God we don’t play LSU this year. Boykin, Mitchell, and Jones I give you props. The rest of you needs to do some soul searching on that roster and it’s gonna be a LONG LAME DUCK Coached season when he looses these kids. Show up and play football and stop talking about it to us. Blocking and tackling, the rest takes care of itself!

redan01

September 5th, 2011
5:12 am

Until the head coach & his coaching staff get some balls & start playing a nasty style of football , not dirty but Nasty old school physical style of football & the players get some balls georgia will continue to be a average or below average team if you hear LSU head coach after the Oregan game his statement was brief & crystal clear WE ARE TEAM UNITED & IF YOU PLACE THE FOOTBALL ON THE LINE WE WILL SCRAP WITH YOU FOR IT, Auburn wins because their coaches motivate the players & make adjustment during every quarter of the game , i’m tired of giving Georgia the benefit of doubt their coaching staff sucks they turn into spectators during the game , not thinking ahead at all not motivating, not making adjustments , no stunting on D, no blitzing, no simple slant passes no off tackel runs over & over again to wear a defense down & give the lineman & running backs confidence if Mark Richt doesnt take over the play calling from BOBO thye both deserve to be fired.

Vance Duly

September 5th, 2011
5:50 am

Poor offensive game plan, and even poorer execution. I would love to hear Coach Bobo explain what he was trying to do during that game…………

athdog

September 5th, 2011
6:04 am

Bill, you may be right. However, when our athletes were cramping
in the first quarter, in an air conditioned 73 degree building, after
reading about how tough their conditioning had been, I knew
we had come to Atlanta to be disappointed.

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"CaneDawg" : HUNKERDOWN !!!

September 5th, 2011
6:12 am

Georgia will not be able to win the Florida game as long as CMR is the coach. And until UGA gets back to winning vs. UF, not “special games” like Boise, they will continue to be ignored and irrelevant. It’s a mental block in the players minds and they lack the confidence in the staff because they have seen the big game losing cycle go on years before they even arrived in Athens. Losing yearly to UF became acceptable and now it’s acceptable against any team UGA plays who has a winning record. How many recent press conferences with CMR begin and end with,” they played better than we did” or,” we didn’t want it as much as they did”, or, we haven’t learned to finish, or, oh well, we “just gotta GATA next week or next year” to show everyone UGA is still relevant. To even make those kind of statements are an admission of guilt that UGA football indeed IS CURRENTLY IRRELEVANT in the national scope of the sport. Even more so when you get mauled (by a team from IDAHO), in red custom made comic book uniforms the first week of the season before a national television audience.

UGA scheduled its game of the season vs. a top 5 team. There was no logic in that decision just after your team just finished a 6-7 season. Only arrogance and denial of how inadequate the UGA coaching staff is at present would be the only reason to call out a top 10 program only to get embarrassed nationally in your own backyard, home away from home in the mighty SEC’s Capital city . Maybe CMR felt UGA was to the point where he felt the Dawgs were “entitled” to a big win vs. a winning program because of a few minor off-season changes that UGA made. UGA needs major changes to be made sooner or later. Truth is Boise is a good program that has been about 10 years in the making. They have steadily improved their coaches and level of athletes along with hard work each year to get were they currently are. Boise appears to be strictly business and no gimmicks about how they get things done. They brought a confident veteran team to the Ga.Dome and the days of seeking entitlements to BCS relevance are over in Boise. They were well prepared and stood their ground in the face of adversity and triumphed in a hostile venue over 2100 miles away from their home. If they run the table with their schedule they may have a legimate shot at the BCS title game. Unlike UGA whose gimmicky, fading program has continued to regress and now must face and accept its irrelevancy for yet another season. UGA showed flashes of talent during the game, but the talent can only take them so far and that’s wear the coaching is supposed to kick in. UGA’s coaching in all 3 phases of the game was and still is inconsistent. Meaning they can win against poorly coached or lesser talented opponents (on UGA talent alone), but will lose games against superior talent or equally talented, better prepared and well coached opponents. So in essence UGA’s staff is paid millions to solely out-recruit not out-coach their opponents on the football schedule. Thus this explains all the top recruiting classes yet finishing a disappointing 10-3, 8-5 and 6-7 the past three seasons.

Big time programs (like UGA was) are no place for “on the job training of the coaches”. Some of UGA’s coaches may need to step down and learn their craft on a lesser publicized, smaller stage. That’s why Miami University of Ohio is called the “Cradle of Coaches” in honor of all the great coaches who started there to learn how to coach before they became legendary household names in a positive sense. Some current UGA coaches are building a legacy of infamy in the negative sense amongst the UGA faithful.

Supposedly tougher competition looms in the SEC, and if the performance given in the Boise game is any indication, then potentially another long season lies ahead for the Dawgs. HunkerDown! and don’t forget to GATA.

UGA FRIEND

September 5th, 2011
6:15 am

The UGA fooball program has not become a “second rate” one as someone aove suggested. What is and has been the case is that a lot of the UGA fans are second rate due to their constant complaining and negativism. Get a life UGA fans, your team cannot win every game.

UGA FRIEND

September 5th, 2011
6:19 am

CaneDawg: The decision to schedule Boise State wa made long before the Bulldogs finished 6-7.

"CaneDawg" : HUNKERDOWN !!!

September 5th, 2011
6:39 am

I refuse to scape-goat any one coach in particular concerning the decline of the football program at UGA. The burden of responsibility falls on the Head Coach concerning his staff. If he puts total trust in people who are not prepared then ultimately that Head Coach will pay the price for making bad hiring decisions. With that in mind I want to speak on all the acrimony directed at UGA OC Mike Bobo. First I have to say despite all that has happened and not happened Mike is and always will be a Bulldog. He loves Georgia and will bleed Red and Black if you cut him. Mike has been a personal family friend and no matter what we from Thomasville, will continue to pray for and pull for him throughout his tenure as OC at UGA. I have spent some time with Mike and he is as nice a guy as you can find, well mannered and personable. You would say the same thing about him if you were able to spend time wit

USC GAMEC0CK

September 5th, 2011
6:52 am

Everyone is attacking Bobo…..did you see the defense? exactly….what defense? and that was not Bobo ’s fault

"CaneDawg" : OOPS !!

September 5th, 2011
6:54 am

……with him. Mike is under tremendous pressure trying to put things together for the Dawg offense to succeed this year. Mike is a very good quarterback coach and that may be his calling more than being a offensive coordinator. But he has eleven more games to continue to try to improve the offense. No matter how badly he or his family is treated or talked about I know he won’t give up because he simply loves UGA too much to give up or quit. So let’s try to tone down all of the criticizm. He’s the OC and ridiculing him won’t make things any better. CMR was his own OC and handed the duties over to Mike, whether Bobo was ready or not. So if there’s anyone to blame for that decision then you must take a look at the Head Coach. Because if your boss offered you a promotion that paid substantially more you would accept that promotion too, ready or not.

USC GAMEC0CK

September 5th, 2011
6:54 am

Did you see the USC defense?? I am highly concerned about the USC pass defense…seriously concerned.

Buckeye

September 5th, 2011
7:48 am

dogs are SEC in name only

SEC!
SEC!
SEC!

BYU!
BYU!
BYU!

tdog

September 5th, 2011
7:58 am

Dream team? The dream is a nightmare.

damooseman

September 5th, 2011
8:14 am

Crackers is crackers………….heh, heh, heh

Cullowheedawg

September 5th, 2011
8:28 am

I guess a little Bobo bashing is in order. Clearly the game plan or at least the execution was not real good on Sat. I began to wonder, would any other team want Coach Bobo, has any other team tried to hire him, and has he ever “applied” for other high profile OC jobs or head coaching positions. If what I think is correct, then are we just an emplyment agency for “OL DAWGS”.
That is OK if it is what we want to be, but I think we want more and better. Most of us fans may not be real football experts and coaches but we can predict the calls so I guess it is not hard for opposing coaches. We have talent but I do not think we are treating them well with the way they are being coached.
On defense, how many times have we seen the defense not alligning until the last minute. I know that you don’t want to “show” to early but you also don’t want to be late.
Well that is enough from the gut, I will be there Sat. and will pull for the DAWGS to win and will be there the rest of the year (well maybe not for Coastal Carolina – our church is having a work day and anin’t I lucky). Love, Cullowheedawg

14 games, 6 W's and 8 losses

September 5th, 2011
8:39 am

Boise gave the SEC the perfect game plan on how to beat UGA. DC Grantham has no clue trying to stop a precision short passing game. Further more, no need to double team the 6′6″ 350 lb. nose tackle, he was neutralized all night by a 5′11″ 280 lb. center.

Defensively, the offensive line is fat, slow and can block their sister. Murry will lead the league in sacks, not passinf effiency. I don’t know who the best QB in the SEC is, but I know it’s not Arron Murry.

FANATIC

September 5th, 2011
8:46 am

Did anyone ever dare entertain the idea that UGA is not and has never been the team of prominence that the “Dawg Nation” is making them out to be? ONE national championship in the last 31 years?? C’mon people……

Gatorbait 18-3

September 5th, 2011
8:52 am

“CaneDawg” : HUNKERDOWN !!!

Here is the reason the dawgs are eating eaten alive in Jacksonville every year——UGA has no coach who could get hired by the Gators. On the other hand Georgia has alot of players that could play for the Gators.

The only way Richt will be in Atlanta again for the SEC championship game will be if he buys his own ticket, because he won’t be coaching the dawgs in December——-that is Georgia only chance to become relevent again.

Mike Dawg

September 5th, 2011
8:53 am

bottom line is this georgia has good player maybe some great but we never know til this whole coaching staff is gone ,they canot coach the player up . So get ready dawg fans for a change of coaches is coming .

Big Old Dawg

September 5th, 2011
9:01 am

FANATIC………………even on Thursday your Technical school can’t sell out……of and by the way…at least UGA’s NC was legit in both polls and no loses or ties…so eat it Nerd!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Foriel

September 5th, 2011
9:11 am

Georgia simply is no longer a top tier SEC team. They had a chance to get Paul Johnson and balked….

savannadawg

September 5th, 2011
9:40 am

O.K. I’ve had a day to wash it out and think about it. FIRST. Lets STOP trying to imulate other football teams, i.e. AUBURN on offense. That stupid; looking to the sideline stuff, for what ever reason is JUNK Mark Richt and makes a football teamm look amurish IMO. I don’t care if it works for other teams. It don’t look good on us. Get it gone. BE GEORGIA AND WIN/LOSE AS GEORGIA. SECOND: With the lose of Tree’ on defense, it just makes sence to go back to a 4-3 or even 4-2-5 at this point. We are still a team best suited for it. Don’t waste players. Mike Thornton is going to rot on the sidelines because he does not fit a 3-4. He has the perfect size to be the Quick Tackle position. A nose tackle he will never be. This would mean we move D.Tyson, A. Jones back to tackle and leave D.Lott and G. Smith as the Large DE position across from Washington, Drew and Strippling at the Small DE position. Move J.Jones back to MLB. Move C. Robinson back to OLB along with Rambo as the other. Leave the secondary as is.

RedandBlackDAWG

September 5th, 2011
9:42 am

I have my own take about what is wrong with the DAWGS but I am just going to keep it to myself for now. I went back and watched the game over, and I have to say, that some things are pretty obvious and a few take a little studying to discern the problem. I will say that I don’t see the changes needed from the last two years in one particular area of the game for UGA. If I can see them, you can bet the pros. that coach this game for a living, can see it. Any objective analysis a fan may have is best left out of these blogs, as it will be an object of all of the people that are so negative about UGA all together, or, and it saddens me to say this, some die hard fans that don’t want to see or hear the truth.
If you are a die hard fan, as I am, it pains you to see the demise of a great program. I would like to think that we could fix the problems from this week forward, but I don’t see that happening. I will simply cheer for the DAWGS and go off in my corner and lick my wounds or bark loudly after each game. With my limited sports budget though, I will say that right now, my NASCAR tickets for Oct. at Talladega, seem like a better investment than my football tickets as far as getting the results I want to see at each venue.

GO DAWGS and GATA

Big Wally

September 5th, 2011
9:52 am

The bottom line is, we are getting out-coached, out-hustled, out-game planned on a weekly basis by some schools that have 1/10th the athletic budget that Georgia has, facilities that are no where near Georgia’s, and with recruits that are ranked much lower than Georgia on an annual basis. What else do you need to know that Richt & company are not the answer.

Texpeach

September 5th, 2011
9:55 am

Dawgs get ready to o 0-2 this weeked with SC!!!!!!!

savannadawg

September 5th, 2011
10:06 am

OK. Folks. Ya’ll know what comes next. Despite whats going to happen which is CMR will win enough games and even possibly beat Florida to save his arse. I don’t care anymore!!!! I want this fiasco over. He’ll pull these wins out of his butt and all ya’ll will forgive him for the last four or five seasons. I’m sorry. I can’t.

Muddiver

September 5th, 2011
10:07 am

No rush to judgement that I can see. Since 2009 we are 14-13 including 7-9 in the SEC. More like a glacial pace to judgement.

sick!

September 5th, 2011
10:09 am

We are bigger and faster. What does that leave? COACHING!!!!!

Muddiver

September 5th, 2011
10:09 am

Here I sit all sad and broke.
Paid big bucks for tix
and got a joke

Minnesota Dawg

September 5th, 2011
10:09 am

We will see how good Boise State is at the end of the season. They could be a National Championship team. Let’s wait and see how we do against South Carolina before we pass judgment on what kind of team we are. Maybe we meet them again in the National Championship? Stretch but possible!

Mary Wanna

September 5th, 2011
10:12 am

Canedawg, all this “Bobo is a nice guy, Richt is a Christian” nonsense is pathetic. I’m sure these guys are all really swell, but they have run this great football program into the ground by being incompetent and weak. Save it for the block party, we need a coaching staff who can win.

Big Wally

September 5th, 2011
10:15 am

Richt is the “Jimmy Carter” of football coaches. Nice guy, but has no idea on how to get the job done.

Pope UGA XXIII

September 5th, 2011
10:20 am

A few brief observations:
— It’s gonna be a long band season.
— Bill King has OD’d on Dawg KoolAid
— Boise takes mid-range players and coaches
them to the next level as a T E A M
— UGA takes top flight talent and fails to coach
them up. Spurrier is right
— Hate to think that Ga Tech may be our “game of
the year”.
— It’s gonna be a long band season

stendek

September 5th, 2011
10:27 am

Hi Bill. This is far from a rush to judgment after one single game. This is an accumulation of failure which spans over many years. Cancer allowed to spread unchecked eventually becomes fatal. The UGA football program is in its final death throes under Mark Wretch. Here goes…Being a rabid Dawg fan I was willing to buy into the hype. I was desperate for a return to glory! I put the abysmal disaster of that embarrassing bowl choke behind as much as possible. I listened to all the preseason lies. So desperate was I to believe. I actually was semi confidant heading into the regular season opener. The illusion lasted exactly one offensive series. Three penalties in that series. Three! If that is not coaching what is it? I witnessed a worse group than the one that stumbled in the bowl defeat. Much worse in my opinion. Arrogance from a bunch as pathetic as this one is far worse than pitiful. This team plays stupid and with no pride. It is true that a team takes on attributes of its coach. Mark Wretch was as lost on sidelines as ever before. Staring into space without a clue. All the emotion of a concrete brick. If anything this unit is worse that the 2010 edition. If Wretch has any feeling for the UGA program and fans he should do the Christian thing by tendering his resignation immediately. His heart is simply not with the Dawgs any more. Otherwise it is going to be another nightmare campaign. Just as I predicted last year after Wretch was given another reprieve. The Bulldog Nation deserves so much better!

YoucannotbeseriousDawg

September 5th, 2011
10:28 am

This program is completely finished under Richt. He was brilliant in the beginning because he was new to the SEC. The pure fact as the CEO of our program to retain Mike Bobo is a pathetic. Please remember Grantham was our fourth pick for DC. The good ones know Richt is not going to win again and his days are numbered. Money is the only reason Richt got him. The only positive I see about UGA at the moment is we have McGarity. He was not going to change anything year one but he knows what winning looks like and I would not expect this season to be overlooked. Our team was not competitive in phase of the game with the exception of Drew Butler. Yes, our punter, who wants to brag about a punter. This team needs to find the “drive” from within themselves. There is not going to be any outside guest or even a motivational speech from Richt. The fire is gone and hopefully so is the coaching staff. Here is to another waste of the best time of year, SEE YOU IN ATHENS.

Texpeach

September 5th, 2011
10:31 am

Don’t know why all the morning sports talk shows had UGA pegged to beat BSU…what idiots!!!!!

FANATIC

September 5th, 2011
10:33 am

Big Old Dawg……I never said that I was a Tech fan……..

Wayne

September 5th, 2011
10:33 am

Bill, you should only write articles for the UGA newspaper. Loyalty is one thing, but there comes a time when you need to step back from your bias towards UGA football and accept the fact that the bulldogs are now a 2nd rate team. Richt has slowly descended this once proud program into just another also ran. It all starts and ends with the coach. The entire coaching staff is poor by SEC standards. The recruiting is abysmal when each year other teams around the nation has outstanding Georgia kids playing for them. UGA on the other hand seem to pick up mostly thugs with the wrong attitude. The ill discipline on the field with penalty after penalty, year in year out is becoming the norm. The coach standing on the sideline looking lost doesn’t help much either. The entire team just looks very poorly coached. I think ten years of Richt is ten years lost. Enough is enough. UGA is fast falling behind teams like Alabama and LSU. It’s time to do the right thing, fire Richt and a big time, big name coach. The UGA supporters deserve this and more.

MTP1

September 5th, 2011
10:33 am

The glaring lack of discipline and respect for UGA tradition was there from the start. Selling out for the $ with ugly Nike uniforms and wearing red mohawk hairstyles says it all. We aren’t special anymore. We aren’t diciplined with even the basics. We’ll probably start playing Thursday night games like the trade school team on the “flats”

Brady Hoke

September 5th, 2011
10:35 am

GO BLUE!!! Let’s talk about REAL football!!!

stendek

September 5th, 2011
10:35 am

Okay! Enough already. I do not believe personally but will concede that Mark Wretch is a pious Christian man that Mike Dodo is of same ilk. I concede for sake of argument. I do believe that Bonzo the chimpanze is a better offensive play caller than Dodo. I also believe that whatever coaching smarts Richt ever possessed abandoned him at least three seasons ago. Wretch has lost his coaching fire. If mission work is in his heart then he should go for it. Let him follow his true calling. Anywhere but in Athens!

Your Basic Dude

September 5th, 2011
10:40 am

Bill, the predictable happenned alright. Only, it wasn’t YOUR prediction. You and most of your fellow Dawg fans were CERTAIN that UGA would win and win BIG. Pretty dis-ingenuous of you to pretend this was the predictable outcome. “Oh well, this is what everybody knew would happen.” Yeah, right.

The Most Interesting Man in the World

September 5th, 2011
10:59 am

Bill, I’ll tell why I’ll rush to judgement. Because this coaching staff had 8 months to prepare for this game, and this team was outplayed, outcoached, and this team looked ill-prepared. I’m done with it! Same crap we’ve watched the last 3 years.

DAWG with two bags over head

September 5th, 2011
11:04 am

Bill,

You’ve got 15 pages of comments, the majority of which question your objectivity or for that matter your sanity. How about a thoughtful, OBJECTIVE post in response? It’s obvious that a wait and see attitude is not going to cut it with most fans after almost 4 seasons of extremely sub-par coaching. Laughing a post-game press conferences and saying over and over again “We got to work harder and get better” should be grounds enough for dismissal.

I just can’t wait to hear the excuses next week about how the season is not lost and that we still have a chance to be SEC Champions if meteors fall on Columbia, Gainesville, and Baton Rouge. I’ll be saying “I told you so” when we’re 0-2.

MTP1

September 5th, 2011
11:05 am

borntidefan Do you mean “guts’ or “stupidity”. Why would we want to give up the Heat and humidity
advantage and play a top notched team anywhere let alone in an climate controlled arena?
.

James in Athens

September 5th, 2011
11:07 am

Looks like nothing has changed and we are in for another long
season- Never in my life even in the bad years with Goff has
SC been such a heavy favorite to whip Georgia in Athens. Our
defense is really bad and Lattimore should rush for 200+ with
ease and control the ball for most of the game. Murray is overrated
as are most of these over hyped recruits the past few years.

Let’s face facts- we are battleing Vandy/Ole Miss/
Kentucky to stay out of last in SEC this year again… Changes
will be made after the Tech game… Can’t afford to have the stadium
3/4 full which is what it will be for the Coastal Carolina, New Mexico State
and Kentucky games…. I don’t care if the tickets are sold or not
it looks bad and our AD won’t like it a bit….