Bulldogs generous to a fault

Isaiah Crowell showed he's the real deal. Now if he can just stay in the game! (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Isaiah Crowell showed he's the real deal. Now if he can just stay in the game! (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

The bad news is that Georgia lost another “big” game Saturday, and in fact has only won one really big game in the past three seasons.

The good news: There are no more really “big” games left on their 2011 schedule.

A Bulldogs team that managed to hang 42 points on a South Carolina defense that’s considered the class of the SEC East ought to be favored in the remainder of that schedule.

Of course, a team as generous as Mark Richt’s Dogs were Saturday, giving away 21 points thanks to turnovers plus another 7 resulting from falling asleep on a fake punt, can always find a way to lose, so the 10-2 record that would salvage the season and save Richt’s job is far from certain.

Walking out of Sanford Stadium tonight, the initial impressions I took with me were a mixed bag: Georgia’s defense improved considerably from a week ago and essentially played well enough to win. … Let’s hope the turnover problems that plagued the Dogs a couple of seasons ago aren’t back, because as we saw against the Gamecocks, there’s no surer way to negate a good defensive performance. … Mike Bobo might be a slow learner, but he did apparently finally conclude that a short passing game is a better bet when your offensive line is inconsistent in protecting your quarterback. At times in the second half Saturday, it looked like Georgia had lifted a copy of Kellen Moore’s playbook. And it worked. … Isaiah Crowell is the real deal. And Bobo finally figured out that he needs to get the kid the ball with space to run. Sure, Crowell gave up a hurtful fumble, but he at least has the excuse of being a true freshman. What do we make of Aaron Murray still refusing to tuck the ball and safely take a sack? … In the first half, it seemed every time Crowell had two successive runs, he was replaced by Richard Samuel. Here’s hoping that wasn’t a conditioning thing. Finally, in the second half, Crowell got more of the reps he so badly needs to develop into the first-rate back he seems destined to become. … Two missed field goals in two games for Blair Walsh, and this week it wasn’t a long one like against Boise. Let’s hope this isn’t a trend. … If Richt really went for that onside kick late in the game rather than give his defense a chance for a stop with 2:15 left and three time outs still in his pocket because, as he said after the game, Christian Robinson was hurt and he didn’t think anyone else could get the D lined up right, the state of affairs at linebacker officially has reached red alert status.

So, yes, Georgia outplayed South Carolina, as Steve Spurrier said after the game. But at 0-2 that’s really sort of a tin-plated substitute for a silver lining.

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Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
10:25 pm

Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
10:26 pm

HUTSON>>>>>>>MASON>>>>>>>>>>>HUTSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MASON. Murray is 6-9….Russ is looking for the ANTI-Freeze to drink……………….

Georgia Fan

September 10th, 2011
10:27 pm

Go Dawgs. It will be a much better year than last year. We’ll beat some good teams this year, and fans will be happy. We only have 2 seniors on defense…

UGA '05

September 10th, 2011
10:27 pm

In the first part of the game we made it to the red zone three times and settled for a field goal three times. If we had executed those three times it would had been a whole different game. instead of 6-0 it would of been 21-0. We gotta execute and finish in the red zone. Good game though, close but no cigar.

Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
10:27 pm

It really was not a bad game………It is WHAT a USC v UGA game is. UGA has just lost the last 2.

UGA '05

September 10th, 2011
10:28 pm

Is Robinson out for awhile?

John

September 10th, 2011
10:28 pm

A great contribution, Still@theBAR

Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
10:29 pm

GA FAN and what makes you think THAT? Is your Bong water Jack & Ice?

That70sGAdawg

September 10th, 2011
10:29 pm

First! to say the players were not to blame today, the OC was, again…..

Music City Dawg

September 10th, 2011
10:29 pm

Definite improvement. We just have to learn how to win again.

SatillaDawg

September 10th, 2011
10:30 pm

Well, there was some improvement, Bill. But bottom line…it’s yet another LOSS! And a crucial SEC one at that. Win the East? Hah! Not gonna happen. Wake up, Dawg fans! CMR must go. He’s not earning the millions we’re paying him.

The captain goes down with the ship, and this ship has been sinking, sinking, sinking for years. How much longer are we alumni and fans expected to bail water on this floundering crate? The clincher for me was the inept special teams play on the fake punt. How on earth was this allowed to happen? Even casual football fans know Spurrier loves trick plays. Simply inexcusable.

I called for CMR’s resignation last year, and I renew the call this year. He’s a nice enough guy, but college football has evolved and changed. CMR’s coaching style has not. Time for fresh ideas.

daddydog

September 10th, 2011
10:30 pm

You are on the money. GA had the better team, but found a way(ways) to loose. reminds me of some past FL games.

Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
10:31 pm

WAIT TIL NEXT YEAR…………or is it GATA…….Now more than ever. The DAWGS have the PLAYERS you guys just don’t have a coach with a VIEW better than the inside of his own BUTT.

DostaDawg

September 10th, 2011
10:33 pm

Proud of our guys. They showed some of the old bulldog bite tonight. If we stop killing ourselves, we could still do OK this year. Keep turning the ball over and it will be a very long yer.

Awfully impressed with IC and MM. Need to play the playmakers.

Lenny

September 10th, 2011
10:33 pm

I really need some Pepto Bismol. Maybe an entire gallon wouldn’t be enough.
Not sure why Murray can’t hang on to the ball. That game was ours for the taking. This sort of garbage is becoming all-too-familiar. I wish the team the best, but I’m not optimistic.

TossSweep

September 10th, 2011
10:33 pm

Dawgs look good without those turnovers. This one is the fault of the players. The coaches did a much better job making the calls on offense and defense this week. The players did not execute them that well. Undefeated the rest of the way saves CMR’s jobe. Otherwise….

That70sGAdawg

September 10th, 2011
10:35 pm

Crowell is the real deal, but Booboo forgot about him for momentum breaking streches, threw on 3rd and 1, didn’t even acknowledge Crowell in post game leading question from Dowdle on impressive Crowell. Booboo and Richt had Knoshon on the scout team! Help them both pack up! We have lost 5 of last 6 games? 14-14 over last 3 year, ENOUGH !

Moobs Johnson

September 10th, 2011
10:36 pm

Murray is 6-9 as a starter. Georgia is 14-14 in their last 28 games. Long live Richt!

stickwithricht

September 10th, 2011
10:37 pm

Football 101 – learn to catch a ball

bobo needs to gogo.
if after bobo is gone, things don’t turn around…they say farewell to mark richt.

Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
10:37 pm

GOD & BEAR BRYANT are sitting in Heaven coaching a football game. GOD says I get to pick the BEST to ever play the game. BEAR smiles and says OK. At the HALF God ask BEAR if they can switch teams. Bears says OK. At the end it is 42 to 45 BEAR BRYANT’s team wins……. GOD was MAD………BEAR Laughed and said I gave you a team with 42 points and the lead at HALF but you started to listen to RICHT & Bobo in the 2nd half.

Saban

September 10th, 2011
10:38 pm

Very generous of Spurrier to keep it close.

Oh well another moral victory for the hounds.

Is UGA still alive?

TRUDAWG

September 10th, 2011
10:38 pm

NOT MURRAY………THINK IT WAS CORDY GLENN THAT LET CLOWNEY WALK BY

piermontdawgny

September 10th, 2011
10:38 pm

shoulda woulda didn’t

Larry

September 10th, 2011
10:39 pm

Awesome…Bill blocks me but Still@theBar has free reign. Kudos Bill.

Saban

September 10th, 2011
10:39 pm

At least you ladies can play Coastal Carolina close.

Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
10:40 pm

TossSweep
September 10th, 2011
10:33 pm

Dawgs look good without those turnovers
And That Street Walker looked nice until I got pulled over with her red panties in my lap………DAMON EVANS famous last words.

RK

September 10th, 2011
10:40 pm

3rd and 2 inside the 30. 1st half. 0 and 1 and not many people expect a win in Athens today. I did.Defense was on their heels, I would have run it down theiir chicken throats for two downs and let the chips fall. Anyway, a very good effort. Here’s hoping for the best the rest of the season. But for Pete’s sake, take a chance when the other team is reeling. I was very happy we thought outside the box on offense with regards to Boykin’s run and Crowell screens. Or is that really outside the box?

stendek

September 10th, 2011
10:41 pm

Look for Mark Wretch to ballyhoo wins over inferior opponents to compile a smoke and mirrors mark. The two tests true Dawgs fans were interested in have already passed. Both were dismal failures! One was lost shot at return to prominence. Other was SEC killer! True Dawg fans know rest of season is just playing out string. That is the truth!

Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
10:42 pm

Hire Yoculan or Jon Gruden to coach the DAWGS. Richt & BoZo don’t have the Ba..z to win championships with this talent.

Marion Morrison

September 10th, 2011
10:43 pm

In baseball terms….warning track power. Whatever the formula for winnibg may be – CMR is always one ingredient shy of a winning recipe. I am a fan of CMR and his staff — but at the end of the day it is the results that count. They can no longer win the “big one” — or even the medicore one. A change is needed…and the sooner the better.

Marion Morrison

September 10th, 2011
10:45 pm

Enter your comments here

Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
10:45 pm

LARRY you got to post why are you crying?

howitlooks

September 10th, 2011
10:46 pm

Hey – Kool-aide drinking Bill King – your quote is like those of other Dawg excuse makers “A Bulldogs team that managed to hang 42 points on a South Carolina defense that’s considered the class of the SEC East” – YEA RIGHT – East Carolina hung 37 points of SC and 361 yards – does that mean that EC is in the same class as UGA?? Or does it mean that UGA football has dropped to the level of East Carolina?

Marion Morrison

September 10th, 2011
10:46 pm

should be “winning”…geez. Crown Royal does not improve my typing skills……

msj917

September 10th, 2011
10:46 pm

For the first time I saw Aaron Murray with fire in his gut to take the team on his back and make the plays to win the game. It’s infortunate a couple of mistakes put us back in the L column. We must remember he is a sophomor and almost had the V in his grasp. crowell did great except for 1 play. They will eliminate their mistakes and we will see their evolution. Richt will have this team back in the winners column. Of that I am certain!

0-2

September 10th, 2011
10:48 pm

You gotta love the fact that we suck!

acdc1996

September 10th, 2011
10:49 pm

This is not on the coaching staff…They had the players ready to play. The only thing I can second guess is why it took so long to start dropping the ball off short and why did we not hand the ball off to Crowell more. It was apparent that SC defense had no answer for him. Yet, he only carried the ball 16 times versus Lattimore’s 27 I think.

With that said, the coaches put the players in the right place to win, Aaron Murray and the special teams did not perform.

0-2

September 10th, 2011
10:51 pm

we are the door mat of the sec.

cdawg

September 10th, 2011
10:52 pm

You are crazy … ugaly has had 1 BIG win in the last 5+ seasons … against LSU in the SEC Championship game in December 2005. This is a poorly coached team & if richt had any honor, he would resign tonite. As for grantham, paying tat clown $750,000 for that defense is a joke. The one stop they had to have, with 6 minutes to go … USC scored in 2 1/2 minutes!! THIS IS UGALY FOOTBALL!!

Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
10:57 pm

I know every DC in the SEC is SKEERD to game plan against BOBO. Keep BOBO before Athens Academy steals him away.

Fitten

September 10th, 2011
10:57 pm

Players lost this game

But Richt and his million$ should lose his job.

A real coach like Saban would win forever at Georgia.

But with our ignorant leaders we’ll probably get another “smart alum” like Ray Goof

Or proud-Christain like Mark Retch

How about we hire a football coach?

acdc1996

September 10th, 2011
10:58 pm

cdawg,

Everyone has a bad spurt. This is a really good team that beat themselves tonight. This is also a VERY YOUNG team that just played to VETERAN teams in Boise and SC.

I will be interested how the rest of the year goes. But c’mon, we all knew this was going to be a tough 2 game stint and that National Championship was not this year. Aaron Murray is only a sophmore and Crowell is a freshman. I think brighter days are ahead and think there was enough improvement to see that this team CAN go 10-2 and possibly win the east.

After all, they were picked to finish 2nd in the East. Nothing has changed.

acdc1996

September 10th, 2011
11:00 pm

Fitten, Saban is one in a million. Who is going to come to UGA? Richt and his staff did a good job today. This is on the players. PERIOD.

0-2

September 10th, 2011
11:01 pm

at least we are still God’s gift to college football!

Bobdawg

September 10th, 2011
11:02 pm

I’m not sure how I feel about this one. Even Spurrier seems to feel sorry for Richt

Georgia Fan

September 10th, 2011
11:02 pm

Bill: you really shouldn’t even open your piece up to all these negative comments – many of which are from folks who aren’t even UGA fans…

Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
11:03 pm

I hate to say it but JON “CHUCKY” GRUDEN……………………….

THANKSGIVING

September 10th, 2011
11:03 pm

Glad to be a Bulldog than a Hurricane.

Macclenny_dawg

September 10th, 2011
11:05 pm

Well it showed today we have better talent but coaches can’t seem 2 use it right!!! A couple of times each year we just look like we don’t know a game is being played!!! We played much better today but why does it take us Dawg nation to get under Richt’s skin to coach too have sum guts and play all out!!! As I watched the 1st half I saw the dawgs and Boise state playing!!! The difference was South Carolina couldn’t get anything going but Spurrier was willing too try anything too make something happen!!! So he calls what I have seen out of our punt team the last few years!!! The punt team always running to set up for punt return!!! Just once I wish we would put our best on the field and try to block a punt!!! I was proud too see Richt try the onside kick!!! About time 2 try something tricky!!! After the game Richt said he went ahead and tried the onside kick with two minutes because with our player out he didn’t think anybody could get us lined up right?? Well he needs to explain 2 me why he didn’t use a timeout on 3rd down!!! I think I would have called timeout then coach to get them lined up on 3rd down!!! Folks we have the best talent on the field but we play not to lose instead of playing to win!!folks we have to get Richt gone and bring in someone who coaches all out every game!!! If Richt expects the team to give their best the coach should also!!!

THANKSGIVING

September 10th, 2011
11:05 pm

Glad to have hope that this team will improve than get worse.

Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
11:07 pm

GA FAN take off the HUGGIES and take your hits. I know you have delivered a few too……………..You are crying like a lil girl.
I’m sure you other DAWG fan brothers would tell you go grow a SACK or stay home. I bet you want a trophy for just having your kid on a team.

That70sGAdawg

September 10th, 2011
11:08 pm

Crowell 16 rushes, Lattimore 29 rushes, ALMOST TWICE the attemps! Why, beacuse Spurrier, as much as I hate him, is smart enough to use his weapons!

YUNG DAWG87

September 10th, 2011
11:08 pm

GOOD GAME…FOUGHT HARD…THOSE FIRST 2 GAMES WERE NEEDED…. EXPECT A HARD FIGHTING TEAM THE REST OF THE YEAR!!!!!!

Taco

September 10th, 2011
11:09 pm

Does this mean Boise would crush the SEC East? Great moral victory! Congrats. Now they will run the table is what I am hearing……..It never ceases to amaze me how delusional UGA fans can be. I hope Richt and Bobo stay forever.

Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
11:09 pm

WOW UGA has 20k something student body and the U(Miami) has 8k……….That is like a 5A school beating a single A school.

THANKSGIVING

September 10th, 2011
11:09 pm

Crowell and Murray have a bright future. Crowell will be gone after next year. Sure would like to give Richt one more season after this one then have a coaching change.

I think people need to realize like ACDC1996 said that we are a young team. Young teams make mistakes.

Florida Guy

September 10th, 2011
11:10 pm

Learn to accept you are a second tier program, quit expecting to win the big games (if there is any game defined as “big” when playing UGA anymore), and realize the BCS title game is about as far away as Mars for your school. Once your come to grip with these facts, losing won’t sting so bad. Georgia hasn’t been relevant in seven or eight years, and the only teams that get worked up to play you guys are the pancakes who are paid the big money to come in for a whipping (assuming that actually occurs). Spurrier punked you guys again, and doesn’t even have to use talent rich Florida to do it anymore____SHAMEFUL!!!

Tater Tot

September 10th, 2011
11:10 pm

I’m already moist thinking about next weeks win for my beloved Dawgs

Wait Til Next Year

September 10th, 2011
11:11 pm

We will beat everybody next year.

acdc1996

September 10th, 2011
11:11 pm

Boise St. is legit. However, we played a much, much better game today. Still had protection problems.

Saban

September 10th, 2011
11:11 pm

Wow I would sure like to have those Georgia players here at Alabama. Wait I have all the ones that can read and write. Never mind.

Sorry I can`t accept the Georgia coaching position. Still need to win a couple of national championships before I do charity work.

Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
11:11 pm

Barbra Dooley is going to make sure her son KILLS the DAWGS & Russ too.

Wait Til Next Year

September 10th, 2011
11:14 pm

Wait until H Walker’s son grows up.

Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
11:14 pm

THANKSGIVING
we are a young team.
OK……………BUT OLD COIACHES
Murray is 6-9 only beating teams with losing records…………………HUTSON MASON…………..HUTSON MASON…………HUTSON MASON………………

That70sGAdawg

September 10th, 2011
11:15 pm

Stop the “young team” stuff. If we are so young- that’s the coaches fault too!
An alumni with 34 years of loving my Dogs has had Enough!!

acdc1996

September 10th, 2011
11:16 pm

Hutson Mason would not fair any better with the OL problems we have had. I think the adjustment was made in the second half and Murray shined. Hutson is not starting for a reason.

Old65DAWG

September 10th, 2011
11:16 pm

The first thing that UGA needs to do is to replace that damn dog Russ. He does nothing but lay in that air conditioned dog house on a bag of ice and pant and sleep.

Second, get rid of Grantham…he is as bad as Russ.

Shotgun sux

September 10th, 2011
11:18 pm

Everyone, if bobo would stay out of the shotgun formation, Dogs would have won by 21! Every time we went to shotgun in first half, the drive stalled and we tried for 3. The int, the fumble returned for tds were both a result of pressure on Murry due to shotgun. We also had a 3 and out deep in our territory due to shotgun that led to usc’s first TD. A new line does not need the pressure of shotgun, with only 5 men to block. Murry is also a run threat and out of the pocket he is dangerous. Doesn’t bozo get it?

gt joe

September 10th, 2011
11:18 pm

Lol, uga will not be favored against every team left on their schedule…they will be 6 point dogs against tech

acdc1996

September 10th, 2011
11:19 pm

Young team…Every program goes through cycles. Hell, UF is young and going through what will be there 2nd year of mediocrity.

Let’s see, USC is not the same program, UF is not the same program, uhmm, Texas is not the same program…every program has to rebuild. You can’t be perfect with recruiting. No one is.

Also, we have lost a lot of players due to injury, transfer, etc.

gt joe

September 10th, 2011
11:20 pm

This game was basically your super bowl…if you can’t win that game at HOME, you guys are seriously in trouble… I see a 5 win season in you’re future

VaDawg

September 10th, 2011
11:21 pm

To at least chuck the guy. How can you let the number ONE Player in the Country blow bye you with 3 minutes left in the game. That is amazing to me. Otherwise the kids played a great hard fought game. Hang in there Dawgs!

acdc1996

September 10th, 2011
11:22 pm

gt joe…What the hell are you here on UGA’s page for? GT page not interesting enough?

gt joe

September 10th, 2011
11:22 pm

Can’t believe richt usedthe”young”card…. How weak. He is basically pinning it on the players…

acdc1996

September 10th, 2011
11:22 pm

It was the players.

gt joe

September 10th, 2011
11:23 pm

Acdc, this blog is way more interesting… Tech is doing it’s job

YUNG DAWG87

September 10th, 2011
11:23 pm

@Shotgun sux….DITTO!!!WE SHOULD RUN THE SAME PACKAGES AS WISCONSIN! WE HAVE ALMOST THE EXACT SAME PERSONELL!! BOBO! PLEASE STAY OUT OF THE SHOTGUN!

Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
11:23 pm

Old65DAWG
BBB aka Big Bad Bruce aka Uga VIII did the same crap. RUSS at least tried to go to the game and represent.

Florida Guy

September 10th, 2011
11:24 pm

acdc1996_____quit being a homer and call it like it is. You haven’t been a “young” team for the last 8 years doofy. Come on, I mean I know Florida isnt gonna win the BCS this year, but I fully expect them to be right there in the next two or three. You guys can’t even beat us when we’re down and you’re sporting one of the many “dream teams” you have supposedly fielded. Which, by the way, wasn’t this 0-2 bunch so designated as well during the summer????

acdc1996

September 10th, 2011
11:24 pm

Offense was fine…fumbles and special teams cost us in this game. Bobo was not the problem but he will be the scape goat.

gt joe

September 10th, 2011
11:25 pm

Players fault? Grahams defense gave up what, 35 points? Garcia was absolutely horrible and they still hung 45

YUNG DAWG87

September 10th, 2011
11:25 pm

GET RID OF RUSS!!! WE NEED A MORE AGGRESIVE DAWG OUT THERE, HE’S TOO LAID BACK TO BE A MASCOT!

VaDawg

September 10th, 2011
11:25 pm

What also is the problem with containment at DE? Washington #83 got caught inside ALL night long! That was painful to watch! You can’t give up the flat and outside like that today. Watch tape and you will see over 5 times he….well let’s say he had a very long day! Learn from it and let’s move on! Go Dawgs!

acdc1996

September 10th, 2011
11:27 pm

Florida Guy…I think UGA will be right there in the next year or two. I am not saying that we do not need a coaching change, but this was not on the coaches. Call a spade a spade.

As far as UGA losing to you guys, I can’t say anything but I do not think a new coach will change that series. I think there is a dark cloud hanging over UGA that Spurrier hung over us that we can’t seem to shake.

RICHT'S A BUM

September 10th, 2011
11:29 pm

If he was black, he wouldn’t have a job.

acdc1996

September 10th, 2011
11:29 pm

gt joe…Did you even watch the game? 28 of those points were gift wrapped and given to SC by the offense/special teams, not the defense.

gt joe

September 10th, 2011
11:31 pm

If you are saying it was the players fault because they didn’t execute, that is STILL the coaches fault.

Shotgun sux

September 10th, 2011
11:33 pm

acdc 1996, fumbles and interceptions came from pressure that came from shotgun formation, except for the bad exchange between murray and crowell. Bozo puts Murray in bad situations with his stupid fettish for shotgun. Hes got a 5 foot 10 QB who is highly mobile and a bunch of newbies on the line. Play action with a stud TE and TB and highly mobile QB works for this team. shotgun does not!!! See the results over two weeks. THIS IS NOT THE PLAYERS FAULT, it is coaching from people who are either to stupid or to stubborn to make changes to their style based on the player personnel they have. I would be willing to bet, we would be 2-0 right now if we had not run a single shotgun play this season..

acdc1996

September 10th, 2011
11:33 pm

I am not talking about execution…I am talking about fumbles and dumb throws that led to interceptions. That is on the players.

The coaches put the players in a position to win and win big. The players made mental errors.

Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
11:36 pm

MV7 has some DOGS left with some FIGHT in them.

gt joe

September 10th, 2011
11:37 pm

Mental errors come from players that aren’t mentally prepared….

Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
11:38 pm

acdc1996
SGTs put Troops in the same situations to TEST their mental toughness and ability to adapt and over come. If they FAIL it is on the SGT and his TRAINING as much as it is the soldiers
.

Diehard Dawg

September 10th, 2011
11:38 pm

I’m heart broken…Richt has lost his edge. Players and coaches find ways to lose, not to win. Auburn found a way to win today. That’s what good programs do. It’s a sad day to be a Dawg. Maybe I’m just being negative, but the truth is we are just not the program that we used to be.

acdc1996

September 10th, 2011
11:39 pm

gt joe…I guess the players never make mistakes and the coaches are responsible. Dumb a@$.

I have been critical of the coaching in the past. Very. This was not the coach’s fault. Late.

Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
11:39 pm

Michigan is over coming ND……..What was UGA’s problem again? I need to understand.

gt joe

September 10th, 2011
11:42 pm

Mistakes happen of course… But when a team makes tons of mistakes and is undisciplined, it is a reflection of coaching

acdc1996

September 10th, 2011
11:42 pm

Robinson is a junior. He had ups and downs last year. What a difference a year makes.

Fitten

September 10th, 2011
11:42 pm

Who are the “real” Bulldogs fans?

For some, a “real” fan is willing to see his players get terrible coaching and constantly lose… and keep cheering?!?!?!?

As an alum and a real fan, I think these players deserve better. Fire Richt. It’s been a 3 year slide, and this looks to be year 4.

UGA- Vince Dooley was smart, solid coach… but he went to Auburn so he wouldn’t get the job today.

When they hired Vince’s replacement, did we get a good football coach? Nope, we got an alum who spoke with a good ‘ol boy southern accent who’d never been a position coach. Thanks for Ray Goof, morons.

Next we try to hire a flash in the pan (ahem Mason) and get our back-up plan Donnan. Worked as well as a back-up plan could.

Next we hire the “hot young assistant” Christian Mark Richt. Did well in SEC when Fulmer and Zook were around… once league got Urban Meyer and Saban, and Richt looks outclassed.

Can we please get a HEAD COACH?!?! There are coaches out there who LOVE recruiting players in our state… I think they’d like to coach the state’s university.

acdc1996

September 10th, 2011
11:46 pm

gt joe…Why not blame Russ? If we had a better dog, Murray might not have held the ball away from body. Why not blame the band? If they played the fight song a little louder, then Crowell might not have fumbled the ball.

Heck, did Herschel ever fumble? Must have been Vince’s fault.

Why not blame Larry Munson for retiring? If he had not retired then Aaron would not have dared thrown a pick. Did David Green ever throw a pick?

Players make coaches or break coaches. If Ingram had not been playing for SC, UGA wins. He was a beast. He is also a VETERAN on SC roster.

Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
11:47 pm

I’m a REAL FAN of my WIFE…………She keeps getting fatter but I don’t care that my best friend’s wife is on a DIET and is looking HOT.
sound familiar UGA fans to other SEC teams?

Shotgun sux

September 10th, 2011
11:49 pm

If we hadn’t ran a shotgun play, Ingram would have been neutralized for most of the game and would not have been a factor. No shotgun = 35-14 win.

Still@theBAR

September 10th, 2011
11:49 pm

acdc1996
If Ingram had not been playing for SC
did I miss something?

gt joe

September 10th, 2011
11:49 pm

Ac/dc, your teamis talented but undisciplined. Bsu is disciplined. Duke basketball is disciplined. Gt is disciplined. Even SC is disciplined. They are reflections of their coaches. Uga isn’t, and that’s a reflection of coaching.

You know what, keep Richt.

acdc1996

September 10th, 2011
11:50 pm

Hey Fitten and all you DUMB a@$!

Vince’s record PRIOR to National Championship.

1974 – 6-6
1977 – 5-6
1979 – 6-5
1980 – 12-0

Sometimes you have to go through losing seasons. Mack Brown did and won a NC>

Florida Guy

September 10th, 2011
11:50 pm

acdc1996___Well spoken— As an outsider who went thru the Zook years, I do believe a coaching change is in order in Athens, altho CMR is much more successful than Zook ever was or has been. UGA could be first rate with a real fire breather at coach. Richt is a super guy, but does seem to have lost that edge. See you in JAX! Not surprised Spurrier is doing well. Heck, he won at Duke!

gt joe

September 10th, 2011
11:52 pm

I bet Vince didn’t have the talent that richt has had the past 4 years

acdc1996

September 10th, 2011
11:52 pm

gt joe…BSU has seniors all over the 2 deep chart. Let’s see what BSU is like next year and the year after.

0-2

September 10th, 2011
11:52 pm

let’s face it. uga is not a destination job. its a job for chumps.

gt joe

September 10th, 2011
11:54 pm

I guess bsu has had”seniors all over their two deep”for the past 4 years huh?

acdc1996

September 10th, 2011
11:54 pm

Florida Guy…LIke I said, I think Richt’s job is tied to BOBO. I was critical of him keeping BOBO around. However, this game, not the Boise St. game, is on the players. That is all I am saying.

Spurrier is a good coach and has had several decent SC teams. However, they have not won a National Championship. Just saying. It is not always the coach, it is players making plays.

Ingram for SC was a beast.

cmac22

September 10th, 2011
11:55 pm

This program has forgot how to win … it’s an indictment of the culture that has been put in place by the head coach …. way past time for a regime change in athens. $3 million a year to the ceo of a football program that is not only a bottom tiered SEC program & may well be in the bottom half of all Div 1 programs. Who were the morons that picked this team to win the east? They should have their journalistic priviledges revoked!!

Macclenny_dawg

September 10th, 2011
11:56 pm

Does anybody think Crowell would even be playing if our 2 other rb’s were gone!!! I don’t because Richt has always put the dreaded red shirt on recruits coming in!! So I am not buying the crap we are young!!! Every year we recruit in the top 10!!! So this year we start a bunch of new starters so yea we are young but where are all the talented players from 3 years ago??? Kicked off the team didn’t qualify??? Folks recruiting is also a part of coaching!!! We will get better this year but why are we so young??? Its coaching!!! I love Richt the good christian man but for my coach not if we want 2 win championships!!!

acdc1996

September 10th, 2011
11:56 pm

gt joe…we did not play them over the past two or three years. We played them this year and their experience helped them. They made very few mistakes during the game.

gt joe

September 10th, 2011
11:56 pm

Ingram WAS a beast…but can’t coaches Gameplan to neutralize him? Can’t wait to hear this excuse…

acdc1996

September 10th, 2011
11:57 pm

gt joe…Vince only had the best player in college football history. HERSCHEL WALKER. Without him, Vince does not have a National Championship.

SEC west

September 10th, 2011
11:58 pm

The winner of the SEC (best) really will appreciate the winner of the SEC (least) providing us with a team to scrimmage with in the Dome this December before we play for the NC in January.

gt joe

September 10th, 2011
11:58 pm

Acdc, bsu doesn’t make mistakes because of coaching…which is why they go to bcs bowls…

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:00 am

gt joe…I guess you can game plan a Herschel Walker and take him out of a game. I guess you can game plan a David Pollack and take him out of a game. I guess you can game plan Nick Fairley and take him out of a game.

Dumb A@$ who has never played football.

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:02 am

gt joe…they play one good team a year. That is why they go to the BCS.

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:03 am

BSU is very undersized and would not last the year if they played a full schedule in the SEC.

gt joe

September 11th, 2011
12:05 am

Judging by todays game, bsu would WIN the sec this year

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:07 am

Vince Dooley should have been fired during the 1970 season. What were we thinking keeping him as coach. He can’t coach. He lost control of his players. They under performed and his coaching. All those fumbles, no fundamentals. What an atmosphere of losing he let settle over the program.

1969 – 5-5-1
1970 – 5-5

If Bosie

September 11th, 2011
12:08 am

played in the SEC, they would have SEC caliber players, and with THEIR coaches they would win just like Alabama, Florida and LSU have been doing.

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:08 am

BSU is built to win one big game. They do what they are suppose to do. But the winner of the SEC is the one who survives the SEC.

gt joe

September 11th, 2011
12:10 am

Did dooley have top 5 recruiting classes for the 8 years before those 5_5 seasons? thought not

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:11 am

If Bosie. I’m not even going to argue other than say…

Do I think Boise could beat Alabama? Sure.
Do I think they could beat Auburn, Arkansas, Miss St., Alabama, LSU all in the sam season. Hell no.

You have to have two deep talent in the SEC because people get injured.

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:12 am

gt joe…? What ? He recruited well. He recruited the state of GA just like Richt.

gt joe

September 11th, 2011
12:13 am

If you have top 10 recruiting classes every year, you should be a top 10 team every year. Otherwise your coaches suck

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:13 am

gt joe…check earlier post. He had several sub par seasons in the 1970s.

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:15 am

gt joe…So by your logic, Boise St. should lose every game. It does not matter what they do before college, it is what they do in college. Players have to make plays.

gt joe

September 11th, 2011
12:15 am

I’m Talking about richt…

gt joe

September 11th, 2011
12:17 am

Acdc, a great coach coaches up. Like Peterson at bsu. Lousy recruiting classes, awesome results. Richt does the opposite

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:19 am

Let’s see what Peterson’s record is next year and then I might agree with you. Something tells me that when they lose the 20 plus seniors off their team after the season, that they might not be able to compete with the big boys.

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:20 am

gt joe…again, I am not saying Richt needs to stay, I am just saying that this game is not on him.

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:21 am

I think he should be given the rest of this season before we start talking firing. If he wins 9 or more games, then he should be given another season. If he wins the East, then he should be given a few more seasons.

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:22 am

The team I saw out on the field today looked scary good at times. Could not say that after the Boise St. game. Wonder what the rest of the season will bring.

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:25 am

I think they could reasonably win their next 5 games and go into UF game with a 5 and 2 record. I do think that the UF game is VERY important this year if Richt wants another year. The rest of the games are very winnable. I think that UGA could be sittting 10-2 by the end of the year.

We will not face another offensive team like Boise St. the rest of the year. We will not face another defense better than the two that we just faced.

stendek

September 11th, 2011
12:25 am

I take exception to something you wrote acdc1996 as a longtime Dawg supporter! The Bulldogs faced one true must win test during their championship run. With or without Herschel Walker. The Dawgs found a way to defeat Florida when they had no business doing so. That is what champions do. Without that comeback triumph there would have been no championship. There was no excuse for these Dawgs to lose a must win game against South Carolina at home with the entire season being on the line. None whatsoever. A team with pride would have found a way to win! So please spare me. I cannot wait till next year forever! Can you?

QDog

September 11th, 2011
12:28 am

I had us losing the first 2 games. Geez, we were unranked underdogs, and going up against 2 top 15 ranked teams.

I also have us losing 2 more games this season, I say we’ll split these 4 UF/Tenn/MSU/Aub. We’ll go 2-2 there.

We’ll finish 8-4, then win the Bowl game, finishing 9-4, which is 50% better in wins than 6-7 last year.

QDog

September 11th, 2011
12:30 am

I’ll be very surprised if Aaron Murray starts the next game. He didn’t earn it. It’s time for a new guy at QB, Mason or Lemay, let’s see if we can get a guy who doesn’t commit 3 to’s against SC or Florida.

stendek

September 11th, 2011
12:31 am

Also acdc. What good is a record if all the wins are against inferior opposition? That is the argument I used against Ohio State for years. The Dawgs can not hunt with the big boys. That becomes evident every time they face a foe not of technical instutute variety. Grow up pal!

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:32 am

stendek…Where were you during the losing seasons in the 1970’s? By your logic, Vince should have been fired before the 1980 season.

Also, I can think of several games under Richt that we won that we had no business winning. The one against UT comes to mind. The one against Alabama is another. There was one against Auburn and Clemson.

I do not think Vince was a bad coach when he was losing and I do not think Richt forgot how to coach because of ONE losing season.

stendek

September 11th, 2011
12:34 am

Hey QDog. You do not know Mark Wretch very good do ya? This is the same ignoramus that started Joe Cox over much more talented players. Out of blind loyalty. No way he takes his turnover prone golden boy out. No way!

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:34 am

stendek…I can remember beating LSU a couple times under Richt when LSU was a pretty good team.

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:35 am

stendek…I can’t argue with your last comment about Joe Cox. However, I was told that Murray was injured for the first half of the season and that factored into Richt’s decision.

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:40 am

Stendeck…Back in my day, all the teams we played were good. There was no such thing as a cupcake. All the players were 7 foot tall and weighed 400 pounds. They all could literally fly off the field. If we lost, we were just happy that the winning team didn’t chew us up and spit us out.

stendek

September 11th, 2011
12:40 am

I would love to debate you more ac but I failed to ascertain that you are RELATED to Saint Wretch. My bad! I want the Dawgs to succeed in this century. Maybe one day you will too. :(

Fitten

September 11th, 2011
12:41 am

Man, ACDC, you really are getting beat up.

And I must have touched a nerve my mentioning that Vince Dooley was a real coach, and Mark Retch isn’t as good, because you keep throwing up posts and posts.

Okay, Dooley won SEC in ‘76, then had 3 bad years, then won it again in ‘80.

So I promise, I’ll give Mark Richt a pass for 3 sub-par years after winning the SEC. Hmm, Richt last won the SEC in 2005… so I’ll give him a pass for the 3 sub-par years after that: ‘06, ‘08, ‘09… then I came want him fired after the sub-par years in ‘10 and this year.

Thanks

stendek

September 11th, 2011
12:45 am

If someone told you Aaron Murray was injured that was an outright lie. Sorry. Just hate Mark Wretch apologists. A 14-15 (I think) mark over the last 29 games is unacceptable to ME plus all TRUE Dawg followers. Good night!!!!! :(

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:45 am

stendek…I do. I hate that we kept Bozo on staff. However, Richt can coach football. He coached a good game today. A few players made some critical mistakes that cost us the game.

As far as succeed, Richt has succeeded this century. If you are referring to success as a National Championship, there are many who say that we had a National Championship team under DJ Shockley. Unfortunately, there were two undefeated teams that year.

Most of the SEC’s national championship teams had one or two losses going into the game with the exception of Auburn and Alabama?

It takes a lot of luck and good timing to win a National Championship. We have been unlucky in that sense and that, my fellow bulldog, is beyond Richt’s control.

dawgster

September 11th, 2011
12:46 am

Hey Bill King…if you really want to be accurate with your article then do your homework and listen to what Coach Richt and Coach Bobo said about Crowell taking a blow to the ribs thus causing some breating problems…Have you ever had bruised ribs or taken a shot there…Try it, I can tell you how it can affect your breathing and have you grasping for breath…I don’t have a problem if you want to criticize the dawgs for other problems, but Crowell was not 100% for much of the game and thus some reasons for having to be spelled at times….But its much easier to criticize from behind a computer writing an article….go dawgs

dawgster

September 11th, 2011
12:46 am

should say ’some breathing problems”…sorry…

Skokie Dog

September 11th, 2011
12:46 am

For those of you that keep referring to Murray as a “sophomore,” don’t forget that he is a REDSHIRT sophomore–which means that he is a third-year member of this team.
I hope that Hutson Mason at least gets into some of the upcoming games against the powderpuff teams, so we can see how capable he is too.

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:54 am

Fitten…Just saying that Dooley had several subpar seasons. Richt has won a couple of SEC championships right? 2002 and 2005. Maybe should have played for the NC in 2002.

Let’s give Richt the rest of the season. If they roll over and have another sub par season, then ok. They just got finished playing two highly ranked, veteran football teams that are just as talented as us. Nothing to hang your head low over today. Good game.

Go DAWGS.

QDog

September 11th, 2011
12:55 am

Agree, I had Murray figured out a few G-Days back when he choked under pressure. He’s lost to every winning team he’s ever faced. 0-8 record against winning teams.

6-9 record as a leader.

Murray’s still a level 1 leader. Title only. He doesn’t have close relationships with his guys, they don’t make enough plays for him at the right time to win big games. That’s level 2. He can’t lead his team to a win over a winning team–that’s level 3 of leadership.

Murray against Florida:
3 interceptions, 1 45 yard fumble

Murray against South Carolina:
1 interception for 6 points
1 fumble exchange return for 57 yards to 2 yardline turned into 6 points
1 sack fumble for td turned in to 6 points.

Enough is enough.

If we don’t play Hutson Mason or Lemay after 0-8 record against winning teams, Richt deserves to be fired.

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:56 am

dawgster…Thanks for the info. Did not realize Crowell was hurt. I was a little critical of Bobo for not running him more.

acdc1996

September 11th, 2011
12:57 am

Playing Mason would be like playing Cox in place of Stafford.

QDog

September 11th, 2011
12:58 am

Crowell played great. Samuel improved.

Defense held Latitmore & Garcia & Jeffery to 3 td’s total, no one els eon offense scored.

QB play is the reason for the decline.

QDog

September 11th, 2011
1:03 am

Murray didn’t complete a pass in the 1st quarter he was so nervous.

And once again, for the 8th time in a game against a winning team, Murray fell apart at the end of the game.

Some people just don’t have the “it” factor at QB.

They lack poise & leadership & intangibles that lead to W’s against winning teams.

Let’s put a new QB in, no one can possibly do worse than 3-4 to’s a game and 0 compltions in the 1st quarter against UF & SC.

DaculaDawg

September 11th, 2011
1:16 am

Murray lost the game for us and he will again to the mighty GT team. Did you folks see how GT dismantled the awesome team that they played? I hate to say it but GT is looking like a BCS champion while UGA is resembling an SEC chump. I think GT will thump us something like 63-3 this year. Goodness gracious, GT’s passing and running game is off the chart. We’d better get it together before November, Dawg fans!!!

dawgster

September 11th, 2011
1:19 am

@QDog…How can I say this….Murray gives us the best chance to win right now…Has he made some mistakes..yes and probably will make some more, but I assume you wouldn’t….also, just for your lack of info….And just for the record, I’ll let you know that while Mason can be and will be a good QB for Georgia and may or may not have the “it factor as you say, but he is not our best QB right now…Murray is…but don’t take my word, this comes from current players on the team that actually see these guys everyday….So your comments have very little validity at this point….

Still@theBAR

September 11th, 2011
1:21 am

WHAT CROWELL the HERSCHEL WANNA BE got HURT?

Still@theBAR

September 11th, 2011
1:22 am

dawgster
September 11th, 2011
1:19 am

@QDog…How can I say this….Murray gives us the best chance to win right now…
HAHAHAHAHHAHAH
How do you know that?.
What other QB has had a SHOT at LIVE Game play?

Still@theBAR

September 11th, 2011
1:24 am

dawgster
A male Virgin would say the same thing about the first woman that gave him some pudding.

dawgster

September 11th, 2011
1:25 am

@Qdog…and yes you are right the QB play does have to get better…thats a no brainer….but Murray is our best hope at this time….He will get better, and through the process he will make mistakes and learn from them…It takes 11 guys to execute the offenses and defenses and you just can’t pin things on one guy….Without Murray, I don’t believe we come back in this game as we did….Its quite funny how the 2nd string QB is always the most popular player with many fans.,,,

dawgster

September 11th, 2011
1:34 am

@Still at the Bar…inside info….or maybe I have a nephew that actually plays for the dawgs…doesn’t really matter does it….All i will say is that Murray is our best QB at this moment…you can take that any way you want to, but unless he gets hurt, Murray will be our QB this year and will get better in my opinion and its also the opinion of others…Yes he made some mistakes…tell me a QB that hasn’t playing Div 1 football or at any level..The good ones learn and grow from their mistakes….I believe as others do that Murray has the intangibles to do good things for the dawgs but if people want to give up on, then go ahead..Well its late so that’s about it…..go dawgs

Still@theBAR

September 11th, 2011
1:45 am

Still@theBAR

September 11th, 2011
1:48 am

MURRaY is Your best? I guess Joe COX was your best too. Richt is a JOKE. How do the DAWGS know Murray is the BEST? He is the ONLY QB to PLAY. Coastal Carolina is coming you think maybe HUTSON gets a chance? HELL No Richt and BOZO are STUPID.

OH HECK YES THEY DID

September 11th, 2011
1:55 am

T is for Trailer
T is for Trash

Ga Grad '90

September 11th, 2011
2:17 am

Georgia had the better team…shut the F#$% up already. Georgia lost another game and looked sloppy AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN. I’ll bet you support grade inflation. Oh, the poor little kids…they all deserve A’s. No they don’t and Richt doesn’t deserve $3M+/year to lose.

Thomas Brown

September 11th, 2011
6:24 am

Douglas Doug,

Sir, you are just PO’d that I was right. Using the subjunctive case, contrary to fact, assuming if we had won, and then going on about what would have happened to ME had that in fact been the case, just makes you continue to be a

DISNEYdawgs.com

All my stats pointed to me telling Jeff Schultz he was totally incorrect.

You sit there squirming in your seat, thinking of what to reply to me NOW today when ONCE AGAIN as always I am correct.

And, you once again – incorrect sir.

We don’t beat the great teams.

We lose to cupcakes.

And, by the way, sir, those are not STATS

-

They are called your WON / LOST record, not stats.

Stats are that Aaron Murray fumbled the football 3 times tonight and threw one interception.

Stats are NOT that we LOST.

That sir is called a FACT, right ?

Thomas Brown

September 11th, 2011
6:25 am

Exactly as I told you in Jeff Schultz column guaranteeing the win – based upon that which he HOPED, contrary to fact.

There are no EXCUSES any longer

Douglas Dawg

Young : We kicked off 26 scholarship football players – addition by subtraction you called them Douglas Dawg – in just the last year who could have played tonight and are no longer on the team; that is NOT an EXCUSE for you to say we are YOUNG.

This coaching staff (1) got great credit for recruiting them all 26 of them, here. And, this coaching staff (2) is to blame for either that or that they are no longer here – not some bloody excuse by the likes of you that we are YOUNG.

And, yes sir, in my profession where I have been employed since 22 September 1991, I am held accountable daily for my wins and losses

not stats.

Good try though that stats mean nothing.

LOSSES Douglas Dawg, I hold Mark Richt accountable for the LOSSES

Douglas Dawg

savannadawg

September 11th, 2011
6:44 am

Make Aaron Murray run 2 miles before the games and he’ll be too tired to be wound-up and therefore he will play better from the start.

Newnandawg

September 11th, 2011
7:02 am

Another Mark Richt loss between the hedges. Wonder what’s gonna happen in Jacksonville again this year?

SickAndTired

September 11th, 2011
7:26 am

Excuses. I guess they can all get participation trophies at the Gala. The time for excuses has past. Move on to the coaching search and find someone that can win again in Athens.
10-6-4

EastTennesseeDawg

September 11th, 2011
7:44 am

Living 10 miles from Neyland Stadium, I am worried about the future, but I do have some hope based on this game. For the first time in years, I think that we absolutely had a chance to win against a great opponent. We really do have a great team. If we hadn’t had those 2 fumbles, the game would have been ours. Much better than letting Boise State take us apart last week. That one, I do think that we could have won, but we just played horribly. Here, we played like the Dawgs we know and love, we just made a couple of mistakes. The defense also had a great game. I know the score might tell you different, but special teams/turnovers led to a good number of those points.

I know it’s hard to see another loss, but for the first time in a few years I think there’s reason to hope.

collegeballfan

September 11th, 2011
7:49 am

“First! to say the players were not to blame today, the OC was, again…..”

Last time I checked the OC did not get a single play on offense or defense. All he did was call the offense.

It does not matter what plays are called, what matters is the execution of those plays. And execution falls on the HC.

Anyone who can read knew that UGA would have problems at OL and LB this season. If Crowell gets injured who plays TB? You are short handed there also.

5-7

September 11th, 2011
7:58 am

Typical uga bs. You never get beat….you alway give the game away. I predict you “give” at least 5 more games away this year.

old dawg fan

September 11th, 2011
8:08 am

Did we play better today? Yes we did “but” the fact is we still lost. Giving up 4 TD’s due to mistakes is not acceptable at this level (or what is suppose to be this level) of college football. We are UGA but no one seems to remember what that is suppose to be. Our football program has been greatly reduced to a division II school. It is embarassing but it keeps going on and on with no end in site.
This may be my last comments and I have had enough. Time to find a new team to support.

wins-by-a-link

September 11th, 2011
8:25 am

Georgia was the best team Sat. afternoon and should have won except for the turnovers, In other words we beat ourselves, How in the world do you let a d-lineman run a fake punt 70 yds for a td? Other than the final score it was a great and exciting game, This team could be really good, But I still question the coaching ability of some Ga. coaches.

hal combo

September 11th, 2011
8:29 am

“no more big games left on the schedule”!? Oh you wish, King, you wish…Auburn, the defending national champ, is going to come to Athens, take your lunch money, spend it on crack, and whip your team back to Pauldoe St.

RollDawg

September 11th, 2011
8:36 am

Georgia’s got it figured out now. They will easily win the next 9, South Carolina will trip up along the way, and a fired up UGA team will take the SEC championship. A national championship is not out of the question!!!! Roll dawgs.

LogicalUS

September 11th, 2011
8:40 am

“South Carolina will trip up along the way, and a fired up UGA team will take the SEC championship. A national championship is not out of the question”

RIght…UGA threw everything they had at SC in a must win game at home and they still lost.

Sometimes, you just have to admit that your best simply isn’t good enough. No guarantee that UGA will not slup up at least 3 more times this season.

sparky

September 11th, 2011
8:42 am

Remember: Richt could have played Murray as a true freshman. He didn’s, opting to play that other loser. If Murray had more experience UGA may have won. Also, he will be 3 years removed from high school at end of year, he can declare for draft if he turns out to be good. Way to waste a recruit with a ton of talent. Bone head decisions like that drive me nuts. If UGA is to fire Richt it needs to happen now, not at end of year. If it happens in December it will come at the expense of a recruiting year. UGA has great athletes and cannot win, what will happen if the recruits dont come because of a coaching change. Just saying!

spotlessbiker

September 11th, 2011
8:45 am

The Dawgs are getting better…CMR let the ship sail with tattered sails for a few years and has cost us some re-tooling time. But it does look like the ship is righted. Young team about to explode…give CMR some time….It takes 3 years to recruit enough players to really change defensive schemes. Most of the mistakes were from inexperience….but some real talent came out also….

LogicalUS

September 11th, 2011
8:47 am

“Georgia was the best team Sat. afternoon and should have won except for the turnovers, In other words we beat ourselves”

Of course, isn’t UGA always the best team regardless of the losing..

Did SC have anything at all to do with the turnovers? Anything at all? Seems most people recall that their DB made a heck of play on the Murray pass across the middle for the pick 6 and what do you say about that Clowney kid manhandling Murray like a ragged Andy for the fumble 6. And the fake punt was a perfectly executed fake with a 270 DT outrunning the entire UGA defense for a TD.

Yep if the NCAA will only make other teams not make plays against UGA then we might win.

Rural Education

September 11th, 2011
8:47 am

Great players step up and make plays when the game is on the line. South Carolina just had more play makers than Georgia did. Everyone knew Clowney would have an impact and he did. Everyone knew that in the clutch Lattimore will find a way to get the yards and he did.

Can I supersize that for you?

September 11th, 2011
8:50 am

Two new words for dawgtards to add to their very limited vocabulary:

Mediocrity

Irrelevancy

Barnee Baxter

September 11th, 2011
8:56 am

Suck it, jock sniffer. When UGa wins a game like this, you write how good UGa and how it was meant to be. Steve Superior owns UGa and is now starting to flex his muscles @ USC.

LakeDawg

September 11th, 2011
8:58 am

This from CBS.com, which I agree with:

With the Bulldogs now staring down a de facto two-game hole in the SEC East race and sitting at 0-2 overall, Richt has no doubt now lost every last shred of “margin for error” or “benefit of the doubt” his tenure possessed. He must win the overwhelming majority of his remaining games — surely, nothing less than nine of them — or he will be fired.

B.Beaver

September 11th, 2011
8:59 am

Enter your comments here

LakeDawg

September 11th, 2011
9:02 am

So, yes, Georgia outplayed South Carolina, as Steve Spurrier said after the game. But at 0-2 that’s really sort of a tin-plated substitute for a silver lining.
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Great line, Bill.

Troll Power Ratings

September 11th, 2011
9:05 am

@Fool on a Bar Stool: Must be H to be you. Wow, you live to make snarky comments about a team YOUR team can’t beat? Hit the TECH blogs and revel in the stupendous season TECH is having. Get ready for another beat down, soon.

No matter the state of Georgia’s program, no matter how bleak the trolls would have you believe things look, Georgia will still beat TECH.

Big Ten Champs Nebraska

September 11th, 2011
9:18 am

Nebraska never starts a season 0 – 2

kybodawg

September 11th, 2011
9:18 am

go after malzon not mullen.

FLA DAWG

September 11th, 2011
9:19 am

Bill,

The Defense played well!? South Carolina hung 45 points on them – that’s good play?
That’s 80 points scored on this Defense in just 2 games.

I think you are leaving out the absolutely miserable play by Garcia in the first quarter that gave The Dawgs the opportunity of putting 3 or 4 TDs on the board. We pretty much wasted those opportunity scoring only 2 field goals.

Richt loses another one. But next week we play Coastal Carolina (who the heck are they!?). Perhaps we can pull out a win.

LakeDawg

September 11th, 2011
9:21 am

Its possible for UGA to go 10-2 or 9-3 with this schedule if the Dawgs keep their heads up. But my prediction is 7-5. I believe they will lose 2 out of 3 to Tenn, AU, and UF. They will also lose to one of the lesser teams on the schedule. This reminds me of Donnan’s last season. Waiting on the big win to turn it around, which never comes.

VININGSDAWG

September 11th, 2011
9:24 am

NO MORE BIG GAMES!!!!! NO WONDER OUR PROGRAM IS GOING TO HELL. SORRY ARROGANT ATTITUDES LIKE THIS PITIFUL WRITER HAVE NOT HELPED OUR SITUATION. TENNESSEE, FLORIDA, AUBURN MISS ST..
AUBURN FINDS WAYS TO WIN EVERY WEEK AND THEY NEVER GIVE UP. GOOD LEADERSHIP LEADS TO WINS.
WHILE EVERYONE BLAMES BOBO, WE HAVE THE MOST OVERPAID WORST DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR IN THE COUNTRY. WHEN UGA NEEDS A STOP, IT DOESN’T HAPPEN. BAD COACHING ON THE DEFENSE. WHO HAS GRANTHAM STOPPED, FLORIDA NO, AUBURN NO, TECH STILL RAN IT DOWN OUR THROAT, BOISE NO, USCe NO. FIRE GRANTHAM

bulldog87

September 11th, 2011
9:28 am

I can’t believe that there are still so many Richt supporters out there. Never mind that we haven’t won the SEC since 2005, Hasn’t won a serious SEC since 2008, You have to go back to 2009 to find a ranked win.

This is the coach that had Stafford, Moreno, and Green and STILL couldn’t even win the SEC! The homers on here are pure morons. This coach is now among the worst in the SEC and as long he is in charge Georgia will not win any more SEC titles.

Expecting different results from the same actions is textbook insanity, but that is that the Richt homers are engaged in.

SEC Fan

September 11th, 2011
9:36 am

Collectively, the players played as well as they could. Bobo could not be blamed this time. Richt might as well have kept Willy on and saved a bunch of money. The defense couldn’t stop Lattimore when it counted. Richt’s deciding to go for an onside kick was stupid. I said SC would win because of beter coaching and they did. It’s time for Richt to go.

au in ATL

September 11th, 2011
9:37 am

Bill-
Based on what absurd logic do you think UGA will be favored against UT, UF, MS ST and AU? Toss ups at best. Ms St is better than USCe. AU will be better in Nov. Prob could beat UGA today. UF will win if nothing else out of habit. UT, true toss up. Yes, it is possible UGA could be all these teams. But no way you can bank on it. At least based on whats happened the past 2 weeks.

Yes UGA will get better as the season progresses. So will everyone else.
WDE 17-0.

01HAWK

September 11th, 2011
9:37 am

SO…………………………………………Aaron Murray is an ALL SEC Quarterback ?

You see CLOWNEY COMING AT YOU………………………You go down and do not try to throw it……………….. Take your SACK.

67 Dawg

September 11th, 2011
9:44 am

First quarter, 3rd and short, Bobo calls a pass play. First quarter, 3rd and 9, Bobo calls a run. How long, OH LORD, how long???

Joey

September 11th, 2011
9:49 am

Jeez, FLA DAWG, did you even watch the game. The D allowed 17 points. The rest of SC points came from turnover runback TDs and fake punt. Our D also held SC to 4 of 14 on third down conversions.

LakeDawg

September 11th, 2011
9:53 am

Joey

September 11th, 2011
9:49 am

Jeez, FLA DAWG, did you even watch the game. The D allowed 17 points. The rest of SC points came from turnover runback TDs and fake punt. Our D also held SC to 4 of 14 on third down conversions
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True. For most of the game I was impressed by the D. However, with the game on the line in the 4th quarter the D couldn’t stop the run all of a sudden. Lattimore got 97 yds in the 4th quarter and SC wasn’t making a pretense of doing anything but give it to Lattimore.

georgiadawgg

September 11th, 2011
9:55 am

WHERE IS THIS SO CALLED DREAM TEAM. MAYBE PREACHER MAN ONLY DREAMS OF HAVING A DREAM TEAM. GEORGIA WILL NEVER BE A POWER HOUSE AGAIN AS LONG AS YOU HAVE THE LEADERSHIP THAT THEY HAVE NOW. FIRE RICHT AND BOO BOO THE BABY MAKER.

chazzo

September 11th, 2011
9:58 am

Isaiah was taking handoffs with bruised ribs, and you gave up on your team with four minutes left because you didn’t want to sit in traffic. UGA fans are an absolute embarrassment to UGA and the state of Georgia. GEt your butts in your seat and make some noise!!!!! These kids are playing their hearts out.

`Georgia is Florida's xtra homecoming game

September 11th, 2011
9:58 am

Mettenberger looked like the future @ LSU last night; bet he’s gonna get alot more playing time after that performance. How’d Murray do yesterday, I missed the game??…

alex

September 11th, 2011
10:02 am

Ga. has a good coach and team, not in the air of lsu or alabama or arkansas or fla (or tenn.in a coupla years), or sc, a bit better than miss and kent. …..Richt doesn’t have it, can’ put the entire team together at one time:offense,defense and kicking.Finds a way to loose against good team, or more accurately can’t get it all together, for 3.5 million……..

tide roll

September 11th, 2011
10:06 am

Generous ie right. Richt/Bobo give Carolina two Offensive line studs, both from Georgia! Rokevious Watkins and Marcus Campbell. Watkins was dominant for the SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR, and Richt needs to acknowledge it. Creekside High, from right here in Atlanta. Campbell and Watkins are side by side beasts, just like the two Georgia OL(s) Richt/Bobo generously provided ALABAMA. James Carpenter ( who like Watkins, is an NFL 1st round pick) and Atlanta Westlake’s Chance Warmack. Thanks for your generosity Richt. Thanks Bobo. On behalf of Alabama and especially yesterday, South Carolina. Keep ‘em coming.

40+ points= improved defense?

September 11th, 2011
10:07 am

don’t see the logic in that one.

The Ghost of Wally Butts

September 11th, 2011
10:09 am

Hell, this game reminds me….in a very eerie way…of the Ray Goff years…

“His teams played valiantly. They lost anyway.”

YoDawg

September 11th, 2011
10:23 am

I loved it when Georgia was up 6-0 and driving, then the announcer says “Georgia is in field goal range again”. Sort of like that’s the best they’ll get. Then the kick is shanked. Crowell is the real deal though. Could not understand why Georgia did not just keep giving the ball to him and force SC to stop him. Samuels needs to go back to LB.

FBFan

September 11th, 2011
10:35 am

I saw way to many Ga players acting like smack talking, undisciplined idiots. I did not see much of that on USCs side. Nothing worse than seeing a bunch of losers talk smack like world beaters. And yes King you still are drinking the Kool-aid. How is that SEC east championship looking now?

chazzo

September 11th, 2011
10:45 am

DON’T PANIC! DON’T GIVE UP! GO DAWGS!!

Dunwoody Dawg

September 11th, 2011
10:50 am

Lots of critics out here … guessing most of them are not GA fans. I’m a fan/graduate and I want them to win as much as anyone. Am I happy that we’re 14 and 14 over our last 28 games? No. But, did I see tremendous improvement from week #1 against Boisie? A HUGE yes.

Defense – played better than I thought they could after watching week #1. They held Garcia in check and they were great on 3rd down. Lattimore gained his yards, but he will do that against most teams. 21 of the points were not their fault.

Murray – Made some key mistakes, but he did throw for four touchdowns and 250 yards. over 60% completion rate.

Boykin – put us in good field position with some really great run backs.

Crowell – going to be special. How can you not be excited about watching him the next three years.

I’m bummed that we lost, but its not like I’m not going to cheer for a different team. I’ll cheer for them regardless of what happens. I’m taking my 5-year old son to the Coastal Carolina game next week and I’m going to watch us get our first win of the year. I’m then going to watch Georgia every week because that’s what I do. I’m going to keep supporting Richt until he’s not the coach. Period. I believe that’s what most of true GA fans are going to do … not the small group of idiots that are the frequent posters on this blog.

bugsquacher

September 11th, 2011
10:53 am

Jesus, quit drinking the kool aid…… this is BIG time football…… we keep score….. it wasnt a good game….. WE LOST AGAIN….. TO A TOP 20 TEAM….. Richt is paid to win games and bring championships to Georgia…. UGA is not getting very much value for is money at the moment…. sure everyone has a down year…. sure everyone has things happen which the cant control…… but, this is a trend….. it is not turning around….

MAKE THE CHANGE MCGARITY…… MAKE THE CHANGE

Dunwoody Dawg

September 11th, 2011
11:00 am

It’s almost as though the belief is there that all you need to do is make a change and that means you’re going to go 11 and 1. That’s not the case. How’s Brian Kelly doing at Notre Dame?

Get rid of Richt and there’s a better than 75% chance the NEXT hire is not the right guy. Not that easy to find elite coaches.

bugsquacher

September 11th, 2011
11:05 am

“We need everybody to support us,” Richt said. “We need everybody to just watch and see what happens, because things will turn around. The future is still very bright, I know that.”

WHEN MARK? WHEN? ………….. (continue to drink the kool-aid, drink the kool-aid)

Dunwoody Dawg

September 11th, 2011
11:23 am

So what … the answer is to blow up the program because we lost to the #5 and #12 teams in the country? I’m not saying that losing is acceptable. I just want to reserve judgement and see how we improve over the course of the year.

Again, won’t be that easy to find an elite coach. We’re more likely to whiff. It happens. Ask Notre Dame about Ty Willingham, Charlie Weiss, etc.

Unbelievable

September 11th, 2011
11:31 am

Crowell showed he could move the ball. With just over 3 minutes left and BOOBOO wants to go shotgun and pass !? Why not line up, run the ball and work the clock ? Instead Murray gets slug around like a rag doll not knowing how to tuck the ball and take the sack. We have a lot of talent but no talent at calling plays !

Brandon "Little Boy"-kin

September 11th, 2011
11:33 am

This “young team” excuse doesn’t hold water. Every college team is comprised of kids who have 5 years to play 4. If your team has a preponderance (it’s a big word that means a lot…) of it’s key players that are freshmen or sophomores, it means one of two things. Either, your upperclassmen are no longer on your team (draft, injuries, failed out of school, kicked off team, etc.) or they aren’t good enough to compete with the underclassmen. If they aren’t good enough to compete, maybe your recruiting classes weren’t that good. Either way, the coaching staff is responsible.

I Miss Larry

September 11th, 2011
11:34 am

Who cares anymore. I am so sick of the excuses and wait until………

OnegoodDawg

September 11th, 2011
11:52 am

Did King really say that we could go 10 – 2???? What about the annual victimizing in Jacksonville when the Dawgs spend the day with their pants down, grabbing their ankles with their butts in the air? The only real question about the dogs and the gators is who is bringing the lube!

Pago Pago Dawg

September 11th, 2011
11:54 am

Plz…no more games on national tv. And what makes you people think UGA will be favored in anymore games this year?
Wait’ll next year…sad.

Dannotdan

September 11th, 2011
12:14 pm

How can a 270 pound linemen run by Boykin in open field without getting touched. Boykin should be running track not playing football.

beanster

September 11th, 2011
12:22 pm

Pessimistic dawg (fans) really need to shut up. There are so many moronic posts this morning. Newsflash: Isaiah Crowell CANNOT carry the ball EVERY DOWN you IDIOTS!!! When you sprint for 14 yds, then 28, guess what happens….you get winded!! I don’t care how well conditioned you are. This was the kid’s 1st big time SEC game. He played great. The coaching staff did much better calling plays. There is no room to talk smack about any of the playcalling. I am proud of the way the team played. It was clear who the better team was but unfortunately we gave them too many points.

I am excited for the rest of the season. USC has to play at UT, at Miss ST, at ARK, and they have Auburn this year and UF at home. They will not win all 5 of those contests. They lose two, and the door is opened for the Dawgs.

Bring on UF. This team showed they have heart, and they are only going to want it more having been this close but falling short. Biggest tests remaining will be getting the monkey of our backs in Jacksonville and pulling off a road victory in Knoxville. Our chances for the former haven’t been this good since Zook was at UF. Auburn’s luck has got to run out sooner or later.

GREAT GAME YESTERDAY DAWGS!!! IT’S GREAT TO BE A GEORGIA BULLDOG!!!!!

KB

September 11th, 2011
12:22 pm

The best thing for the “UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA” is to go ahead and cut Coach Richt loose. Let the rebuilding begin asap.

Time to put the interests of UGA first!!!!!

THE (G) ON THE MUTTS HELMET STANDS 4 GAY

September 11th, 2011
12:28 pm

THANK GOD CAM NEWTON WENT TO AUBURN,BOBO WANTED HIM TO PLAY TIGHTEND,SUCKER ASS REDNECK!

Go_Bravos

September 11th, 2011
12:35 pm

Are the Dogs terrible? No. But they have shown us 2 things this season after 2 games:1. The players are fighting to the end and giving it their all on the field. 2. That Richt’s teams continue to make costly mistakes when it matters most. Has been a trend the last 3+ years now. Go Dawgs!!

THE (G) ON THE MUTTS HELMET STANDS 4 GAY

September 11th, 2011
12:38 pm

TIDE ROLL LOOK HERE,MARK RICHT AND MIKE BOBO DONT LIKE ATLANTA AREA FOOTBALL PLAYERS,LIKE (CAM NEWTON),JAMAL LEWIS,DARIUS HANKS(ALA),HARRY DOUGLASS(LOUISVILLE,AND FALCONS)JABARI GREER(TENN AND SAINTS)KENNY IRONS(AUBURN)CHARLIE WARD(FSU)BRENT MARSH(FLA),CRAIG HEYWARD SON(OHIO ST)DARUIS WALKER(NOTRE DAME)WILLIE GAULT(TENN)CHUCK SMITH(TENN)AHMAD CARROLL(ARK)PACMAN JONES(WEST VIRGINIA)!
SEE THE HICKS HERE IN GEORGIA WOULD RATHER THE TOP ATLANTA TALENT GO SOMEWHERE ELSE,THIS IS WHY ITS BEEN 30YEARS SINCE UGA HAS WON THE TITLE!

Dr. Phil

September 11th, 2011
12:39 pm

Good play but poor coaching.

Burroughston Broch

September 11th, 2011
12:41 pm

Seems to me that, on top of everything else, the Dogs as a team have ADD. The players and the coaches have ZERO focus on anything beyond the next play. Maybe minimizing the sideline distractions (including rap music) would help. Maybe they should be on Ritalin?

THE (G) ON THE MUTTS HELMET STANDS 4 GAY

September 11th, 2011
12:41 pm

WATCH THIS YEAR RECRUITING CLASS,AINT NONE OF THE FOOTBALL PLAYERS FROM ATLANTA OR DECATUR,GA WILL GO TO UGA,WANNA KNOW WHY? BECAUSE WITH ALL THE CONFEDERATE FLAGS FLAPPING IN ATHENS,GA,THE BLACK FOOTBALL PLAYERS DONT WANT TO GO TO A RACIST ATMOSPHERE!

THE (G) ON THE MUTTS HELMET STANDS 4 GAY

September 11th, 2011
12:42 pm

THANK GOD THE MUTTS ARE CURSED!

RxDawg

September 11th, 2011
12:48 pm

It was a good game, and I was proud of this team. I wasn’t expecting us to be competitive but we were more than that. We were the better team last night but thanks to a handful of major mistakes and lady luck taking a dump on our face… we lost the game.

But I saw improvement from a team that suffered lots of necessary attrition during the off season. And I’m happy with that.

Now let’s turn that into some wins. Go Dawgs!

beanster

September 11th, 2011
12:50 pm

So it’s OK to be a homophobe, but not a racist? You are dumber than dirt. I hope you haven’t and will never reproduce.

beanster

September 11th, 2011
12:53 pm

Also, smart guy, Mark Richt is the sole reason Charlie Ward won the Heisman.

MttPF

September 11th, 2011
12:54 pm

You delusional muttards just kill me. Crowell was the 3rd best RB on the field yesterday. Ingram, USC DT, was a better runner than IC and has better hands!! DREAM TEAM my arse. LOL

Dawg Tired

September 11th, 2011
12:57 pm

Protect the football!!!! This does not seem like a complicated concept. Take the sack, protect the ball, and win the game.

sammiamm

September 11th, 2011
1:00 pm

Fake punt.

3 girls sitting next to me–twenty-somethings at that–saw it coming.

Oy.

sammiamm

September 11th, 2011
1:01 pm

well stated RxDawg

Dawg Tired

September 11th, 2011
1:03 pm

TR – Please!!! What the hell is it with you? Why can’t you simply be glad that your team, after a decade of futility, is currently on a great run (which will come to an end) and not be a complete a/h about it? Congratulations on a very good win yesterday. Try to enjoy it without being such an a/h! If and when you do lose, I will not be on here giving you grief. Do you suffer from OCD when it comes to UGA currently being in a down period? If so, take something for it. Man, you’re sick.

sammiamm

September 11th, 2011
1:07 pm

TR–we readily acknowledge Alabama can’t grow it’s own talent. GA has plenty to go around and our will come around. Watched a damn good (exciting at least) game last nigh. Where were you, killing trees?

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 11th, 2011
1:14 pm

What baffles my mind is

It takes a really mad fan base after the Boise St game and a upset Athletic Board to finally wake up this staff to open up the playbook more in the second game

beanster

September 11th, 2011
1:16 pm

Also, in case any of the team actually reads the garbage we post…..Kudos to Michael Bennett!! You looked great out there and the basket catch you made was incredible!! Keep it up!!!!

beanster

September 11th, 2011
1:17 pm

I agree Flat Tire. Makes you think that the coaching staff decided BS wasn’t worth winning.

THE (G) ON THE MUTTS HELMET STANDS 4 GAY

September 11th, 2011
1:17 pm

MUTTS ARE SUPER CURSED

MttPF

September 11th, 2011
1:19 pm

I agree with ONEGOODDOG and DANNotdan: How can BK have any faith that Grantham will be able to match wits with Charley Weiss in JAX? UF’s offense will improve each week with an expanded play book It’s a beatdown just waiting to happen!! And watching Boykin not wanting any contact with a 280-lb locomotive was just hilarious. LOL

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 11th, 2011
1:28 pm

beanster

Well remember our coach made the statement that a Boise loss wasnt that big of a deal

I brought it up and got trashed on here

When you have a leader making comments like that its time to find someone who’s goal every year is to win the NC.

Though the chances are you will not you still should have a leader that doesnt make those statements. It just tells me he settles for mediocrity

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 11th, 2011
1:35 pm

Funny how some of the so called arm chair QB’s on here saw this coming

beanster

September 11th, 2011
1:37 pm

We can only speculate I guess. And since USC is a L, it is a moot point. But assuming we had opened up the playbook vs. BS, would we have shown our hand to the Evil Genius? I am really going to sound like a koolaid drinker but technically, if we were to win the East, we would still be in the hunt for the NC. Now I am not crazy enough to think that is possible, but you can understand if those thoughts might creep into CMR’s head when trying to make the best of what he has to work with, especially when your record is 0-0.

GaTruth

September 11th, 2011
2:08 pm

I’m watching a replay of the game right now and, oh, wait, it’s the Falcons and Bears

Bulldawg Nation

September 11th, 2011
2:16 pm

People…………….. for the love of GOD, wake up……………………we lost so many playmakers starting with Knowshon and Stafford all the way to Akeem Dent and AJ green every single year….wheter it was graduation, leaving early for the draft, or they were helped off the team via transfer we are where we are because of that mainly………….after Stafford we played Joe Cox……he cost us crucial games………then last year for God’s sake we started Murray……….a freshman. With all the players leaving from last year we are thin @ several key places. People we play in the SEC and when you play in the SEC you play against the best and get beat on and it is never freindly to a freshman QB, this year we started out with less upperclassman and we had the hardest 2 game strech of any team in the NCAA……..amd yes we lost both games…..one was awful but the SC game we improved drastically………………..I understand a loss is a loss but be honest…………..if we fire Richt and bring in someone else they are atleast a year away from a winning record or being a factor in the SEC again look @ Florida and they have probably the best coaching staff in the NCAA but no one expects them to win the East. Richt has taken steps to right ship give his head way support him and the team and if @ the end of the year if we are not in the hunt for the SEC east, and/or we play in a good bowl game and trounch the openent we can start up this whole lynch mob to get rid of Richt, but with all this going on it is affecting the team and recruiting. Let sleeping dawgs lie for now let them get their feet in under them..we will get to test their bite against Tennessee and Florida for sure…….and maybe eveb Bama in SECCG, if we don’t get Bama I hope we draw a great oppenent for the bowl so we can reevaluate this team and coaching staff

General Ledger

September 11th, 2011
2:21 pm

Well, that was a much better game and effort. The coaches did not lose this game, the players did. It was not the coaches that told Murray to throw a bad pass that was picked off. That was just a bad decision and bad throw. The coaches also didn’t tell Murray to fumble the ball. He should have just eaten that one. The coaches didn’t tell Crowell to fumblle. Other than that GA outplayed SC for the most part. The defense played pretty well all day but I was disapointed that they could not get a stop after GA went up with 6 1/2 mins left. When it really counted, they couldn’t get it done. That’s a carry over from last year.

SUN TAN AVENGER

September 11th, 2011
2:23 pm

Well I see somebody woke up old #39 and told him there was a game yesterday. That guy has more aliases than John Dillenger, he’s just not as smart. He posted the exact same post on Bradley’s blog. Old cut and paste is back again! Listen, you withered little gnome, you haven’t had an original thought in five years, troll hard or stay at home, twerp! You have dissed Thomas Brown for years, so quit using his name!

SSIgator

September 11th, 2011
2:23 pm

“What do we make of Aaron Murray still refusing to tuck the ball and safely take a sack?”

That he has never beaten a team with a winning record and is only the qb because he is Richt’s boy.

Bulldawg Nation

September 11th, 2011
2:27 pm

I see us going 9-4 that is an improvement……….another great recruiting class, more expierenced players, more time in the 3-4 and Georgia will be back in the title hunt. But people you can’t expect to go from 6-7 to undefeated really………….I mean I thought we would split the first two games……I thought we would be more physical and beat Boise, then lose to SC…………..and I thought we would split the Tennesee and Florida, and I still think we can beat both teams but I can certainly imagine we might lose one of them………….guys stay the course with or without Richt this team is on the upswing believe that………………..I for one hope Richt stays but I would like to see him call the plays or hire an OC……………….some one outside of the SEC……….wouldn’t mind having that guy from Boise State…………………not Peterson the OC, although if we don’t go 9-4 and win the bowl game Peterson is the man I would like to see in Athens

LagDawg

September 11th, 2011
2:28 pm

I do agree with the rest of the bloggers. It’s time to open up the QB position. Fumbling the ball on a sack at this point in his career is not good. Murray is a good QB, but his timing with the WRs is off. Before the WR makes the cut the ball should already be in the air. He is holding the ball too long which results in a lot of ints. They played a whole lot better but, I think it is time to make Crowell and Mitchell starters. They bring a lot of energy to the offense and Dallas Lee is doing a good job on the OL. When choosing starters, you cannot play favortism and that is another reason why UGA doesn’t have more skilled OL. Searles played favorites and now it is showing big time. I don’t know what’s going to become of this coaching staff but, they have 10 more games to prove that they can get this ship sailing in the right direction.

SSIgator

September 11th, 2011
2:29 pm

“So, yes, Georgia outplayed South Carolina”

It is called a moral victory Bill. I looked at the won/loss record for SEC teams today, but I did not see a category for moral victories.

LagDawg

September 11th, 2011
2:33 pm

Richt has to make Murray know that if he doesn’t get the job done, that there are two more QBs on the bench that can. I like Murray but the mental misstakes are causing big problems and if it continues, the other two will probably end up transferring. When your job is on the line, all positions are avaliable and no one person’s position is safe. I would say UGA still needs a better QB coach and a better OC. There are just too many mishaps on the offensive side of the ball.

SSIgator

September 11th, 2011
2:35 pm

“There are no more really “big” games left on their 2011 schedule.”

If UGA has an hope of winning the SEC East I am sure that statement will come as quite a surprise to UF, Tenn, Auburn and the rest of the SEC teams UGA has to play.

Bulldawg Nation

September 11th, 2011
2:36 pm

If it hadn’t been for Murray we wouldn’t have been in the game period, it is easy to pick someone apart from the outside looking in but the kid, sucked it up and went down the feild from that point on………he is the real deal but everyone……………and I mean everyone makes mistakes. He should have tucked the ball, but he didn’t it was bad but you can’t trash the kid………..he never gave up
and if anyone else was in the game there would have been @ least two more sacks that ended the drive where he ran for the first down and kept the drive alive, oh and if the those hadn’t been sacks they could have very easily been turnovers………….everyone is an expert…………….you want another Joe Cox, then go ahead and bench Murray all the real experts are wrong he isn’t the best QB in the SEC……………..one of our back up is you people make me sick……………as bad it hurts accept it as a loss and a learning expierence for Murray, and the whole best QB in the SEC might not be tru for much longer any Tyler Bray played lights out yesterday

Bulldawg Nation

September 11th, 2011
2:39 pm

If we win out and SC loses two games we are there we don’t play the big boys this year………….Florida will be vastly improved but I see them losing 3 sec games same with Tennessee

Bulldawg Nation

September 11th, 2011
2:41 pm

that might be wishful thinking……………..but man can dream can’t he

DeerGuy

September 11th, 2011
2:52 pm

It’s down to this.

8-5 if we beat Florida, or 9-4 if we don’t.

Gonzolla

September 11th, 2011
3:03 pm

what a bunch of losers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!———Why dont we run the ball alot coach? Because, son, passing is the only way to wear down the defense of the other team—–it gives them time to rest so that they will just get bored and give up all hope of winning. Wow, those guys at UGA are on something —-and nobody knows what it is————-it could be the Miami disease.

bill

September 11th, 2011
3:18 pm

After we break into the 2011 win column with a hard-hitting 28-13 win over Coastal Carolina, our fearless leader will announce the Dawgs are back…puleeze!!! After our 1st 2 games we should beat them 66-3, but we won’t because of coaching…another loss to the Gators, and maybe Don will tell Michael that it’s time for a change…regardless, we are who we thought we were, and we’re working hard every week to get better.

beanster

September 11th, 2011
3:19 pm

DeerGuy, how does our record improve if we lose to Florida?

Delbert D.

September 11th, 2011
3:27 pm

I think Bill meant that South Carolina’s defense is the class of the SEC teams on Georgia’s schedule.

george

September 11th, 2011
3:29 pm

There are no more really “big” games left on their 2011 schedule.

“A Bulldogs team that managed to hang 42 points on a South Carolina defense that’s considered the class of the SEC East ought to be favored in the remainder of that schedule.”

HA HA HA HA HA AH AHA HA HA AH AHA HA HA can you really be that dumb? the dawgs will be dogs in a minimum of 3 remaining games. UT,MSU, and FL. AU has a very good chance of being favored as well. Your articles continue to be more and more laughable the worse the puppies get.

Interesting

September 11th, 2011
3:46 pm

Bulldawg Nation,

Quit trying to figure out how UGA can still win the SEC East, and start trying to figure out how to win your FIRST football game. Speculating about being a Champion when you are 0-2 makes you sound stupid.

Atlanta Jacket

September 11th, 2011
3:46 pm

Please stop polluting my sports page.

But if you insist, Walmart sells soap and razors in their toiletry section.

Clean up, and take a new picture that doesn’t make you look like a typical UGA fan.

Rest of the SEC

September 11th, 2011
4:04 pm

Georgia football= overrated as usual.

Nova Roars

September 11th, 2011
4:37 pm

The Dawgs are a young team and that’s why they lost? So is Auburn…half their field is freshmen. Yet they figured out how to keep Miss St to an inch of the goal line without scoring on two attempts! Excuses, excuses.

14 games, 6 W's and 8 losses, now 9 out of 15

September 11th, 2011
4:44 pm

“The good news: There are no more really “big” games left on their 2011 schedule.” Bill King

Bill are you nuts, I don’t know what else you did Sat, but I was able to see all or parts of games involving Auburn, Miss. State, Tenn. and Florida. They are all on the schedule and they all looked as good or better than the the dawgs and Carolina. As a matter of fact, I would bet anything you like the dawgs are underdogs in all four games.So don’t tell me there are no more “big” games, implying the dawgs will go 9-2-if you believe that, I’ve got a prime piece of ocean front property in Tenn. you may like.

Speaking of betting, I’m asking a question to someone who beats alot, what is home field in Athens worth to the Dawgs?????? 3, 6 ,9??

tide roll

September 11th, 2011
4:50 pm

Uga fans: Here’s one of your many problems: Your Head Coach and Starting Quarterback are shot up the butt with themselves. It’s killing you. This kid Murray thinks he’s the damn center of the universe. Richt can’t see it because he thinks he’s the center of the universe. He’s like Richt but worse! The coach and the kid think they’re special.. Two very immature individuals who have no business being in the positions they’re in. Thank goodness McGarity sees it and will take care of it. What works against McGarity is that he’s a DAWG. That will more than likely lead him to making a decision similar to the one that put Joe Tereshinski where he is now. He’ll probably bring Ray Goff back, who will in turn hire Richard Bell and Joe Kines as co-defensive coordinators. What a program! Since Richt has been at UGA,,Florida has hired and fired Ron Zook, lapped you with Urban Meyer (2 National titles) and now is going to lap Richt again with Will Muschamp. Unbelievable!

tide roll

September 11th, 2011
4:55 pm

“Nero fiddled while Rome burned.” “McGarity fiddles while Athens burns”.

nobody

September 11th, 2011
5:02 pm

come on Bill…you are the closest thing we have to Bisher and Outlar…don’t start buying in to Bradley’s perpetual relentless carping….I think the Dogs are close….and I think you agree…it’s easy to get down when things aren’t going well, but hang in there

Still@theBAR

September 11th, 2011
5:02 pm

Thanks UGA for loaning Bobo to the Falcon to call the plays today in Chicago.

"CaneDawg" : Ten games left and it's C' ya !!!!

September 11th, 2011
5:08 pm

There is another big game left on the UGA schedule. The September 24th game at Ole Miss is a very big game for Mr. ” I know what the hell I’m doing” Richt and is a must win whether he thinks it is or not. So big it should be dubbed the “CoachWatcher, “No Excuses ” , “Lose and Your Arse is Immediately Fired Bowl” LOL !

(Let’s just refer to lame duck CMR as MMR for Mister Mark Richt since he’s only a shadow of a football coach these days.)

Lighten up, we might as well have some fun with all the losing going on currently at UGA. MMR is 6-9 in last 15 games. After all don’t they pay millions a year to a coaching staff for mediocrity. UGA’s football program is the joke of the SEC !

Still@theBAR

September 11th, 2011
5:13 pm

acdc1996
September 11th, 2011
12:57 am

Playing Mason would be like playing Cox in place of Stafford.

You have Cox playing now why not give Joe T III a shot.

LoganvilleDAWG

September 11th, 2011
5:19 pm

How can most of you morons blame Coach Richt, or even BloBlo…They were not on the field playing..Yes we lost but this team played its hearts out, but when you give up 28 points in 61 seconds, its tough to win. Also I felt alot better with the noise the fans made during the game..IT WAS LOUD & that helps big time.

I feel like this team has a chance to be alot better than most of you jokers think..most of you don’t know a thing about college football, let alone the DAWG program..so stop being so freaking neagative, pump these kids up so we can win a bunch more games…

Still@theBAR

September 11th, 2011
5:24 pm

Mark It Down UGA will win their next game.

Still@theBAR

September 11th, 2011
5:28 pm

Mark It Down UGA will win the next 2 then lose 2 win1 lose 1 win 1 lose 1 win 1 lose 1……..5 wins

roughrider

September 11th, 2011
5:30 pm

Good football teams do not turn the ball over 4 times.

bart

September 11th, 2011
5:38 pm

There was a time when a “moral victory” would not be acceptable, but our program has fallen so far down that we are now satisfied with that. We console ourselves with “We are almost there,” and “We are a young team that will get better.” What about last year? And the year before? This is a program on the decline and hopefully McGarity, the Athletic Board, the big time supporters, and Michael Adams will see it, and do something about it. If we want the Dawgs to become an elite program again changes MUST be made.

Pierce CO Dawg

September 11th, 2011
5:41 pm

SatiilaDawg you are a sore loser. Dogs will get better,you pull for them or you do not. Go dawgs the real die hard fans support you. Thanks for all the effort!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"CaneDawg" : Ten games left and it's C' ya !!!!

September 11th, 2011
6:27 pm

After an 0 and 2 start every game is a big game starting with the Sept. 24th Hot Seat Bowl in Oxford versus Ole Miss. Let’s just cut to the chase with how the Dawgs will finish the remaining season schedule. At best UGa will finish 7-5 or 6-6. MMR will be forced to resign before the Dawgs accept another invitation to the Liberty Bowl.

Still@theBAR

September 11th, 2011
6:44 pm

3/11 vs. Boise State Atlanta, Ga. L, 35-21
09/10/11 vs. South Carolina * Athens, Ga. L, 45-42
09/17/11 vs. Coastal Carolina Athens, Ga. W
09/24/11 at Ole Miss * Oxford, Miss. W
10/01/11 vs. Mississippi State * Athens, Ga. L
10/08/11 at Tennessee * Knoxville, Tenn. L
10/15/11 at Vanderbilt * Nashville, Tenn. W
10/29/11 vs. Florida * Jacksonville, Fla. L
11/05/11 vs. New Mexico State Athens, Ga. W
11/12/11 vs. Auburn * Athens, Ga. L
11/19/11 vs. Kentucky * Athens, Ga. W
11/26/11 at Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. L

5-7 McGarity makes the Dawgs have a Marry Christmas by firing Richt.

Wayne

September 11th, 2011
6:45 pm

The coach has to go. Kirby smart needs to be coach. If richt stays then the dogs become the team van der bilt will choose for homecoming. An easy win. Watch Florida and Tennessee beat UGA.

nobody

September 11th, 2011
6:51 pm

Georgia fans have been listening to whinnng Tech fans so long we are beginning to sound like them….just wait til Tech finally loses a game….truth be told they are undisputed champs when it comes to whinnng…

Still@theBAR

September 11th, 2011
7:03 pm

What about Kirby Smart makes people think he will be a good Head Coach?
If UGA has All this money WHY would the dawgs go for a coach that has no Head Coaching Experience? That is just Stupid! Tennessee at least got a coach that had been a Head Coach.

More over rated, over hyped

September 11th, 2011
7:04 pm

With A. Murray, 6 and 9, with I Crowell 0 and 2. Smae ol over rated, and over hyped mutts.

icedawg

September 11th, 2011
7:09 pm

Georgia’s defense played well enough to win? We must not have been watching the same game. SC got chunks of yardage on the ground and in the air. Granted the offense gave up easy points. But the scoreboard tells it all. The Dawg’s team lost to SC, period. The defense could not stop SC when needed. The Dawgs run the table? What have you been smoking? They can lose to UT, MS, UF, AU.

SufferingFalconDawg

September 11th, 2011
7:09 pm

Gruden might be a good call, fire Richt and BOBO now! Before recruiting ends…..We got talent and Gruden is a motivator!..D played well, Special teams were awful!

Dennis

September 11th, 2011
7:24 pm

Even Vandy makes it close sometimes. The year you finished second in the nation, Vandy drops the ball inside the ten where a score would have buried you, you take it and win the game, next week you storm the field, black out and black out and boom your No 1 going into the next year. Does anyone remember Vandy’s “effort” or “gift.” This is like a Vandy blog after a good effort that comes up short, again……….. and again……..and again…….

TechRon

September 11th, 2011
7:35 pm

Well, I am no UGA fan, but I was impressed with how the Dawgs never gave up. They kept screwing up in the clutch, but never, ever gave up. I really thought they were going to pull it out, even after being down 10 with almost no time. I think this team has real heart, plus a good QB who is going to get better every week.

And, no, I am not excited about Tech at this point. They blew out a couple of tune up opponents, as well they should have. I will wait til they play some real games before I get optimistic.

As for SC, they deserve credit too, and a lot of it. They were down repeatedly and kept coming back in one of college football’s toughest places to visit.

Win P

September 11th, 2011
7:51 pm

Saw something I had not seen in a long time, UGA was playing as if they wanted to win. Kept shooting themselves in the foot with mistakes. Think this can be corrected and they will break the mental block about playing Florida. RB Samuel may be a work in progress. He ran better in the second half. Maybe Crowell is rubbing off on him or SC was getting tired in the second. Usually Samuel gets smashed as soon as he reaches the line of scrimage. In the second half, he had two or three good runs.

Producer

September 11th, 2011
8:02 pm

We as GA alumni, (myself included) fans or whatever are just as big a bunch of losers as our coach if we continue to allow him to remain at GA. Are we satisfied with this type of play? Apparently so and that is even worse. What a buch of wussies we all are. He should be gone by 8:00 am in the morning.

Win P

September 11th, 2011
8:07 pm

Wayne@6;45, Why would Georgia want Kirby Smart? Do you really think he is responsible for Alabama’s Defense? It’s my impression that Smart is following Saben’s directions. Doubt we have know what he is capable of. If the pattern that started 3-4 years ago continues in 2011, then I would agree that someone else should have a chance to run the team. I’m sure the prospects of earning 3+ million dollars a year would produce a long list of candidates, but would they be any good. Remember the trouble UGA had getting a Defensive Coordinator? At this point he is no Erk Russell.

King Gators

September 11th, 2011
8:07 pm

this just in, it’s gonna be a long season for my Dawg buddies…at least the Falcons won. No? scratch that. Go Gators!

USC GAMEC0CK

September 11th, 2011
8:09 pm

USC battled hard all game and finally in the 4th quarter USC took the game by the throat and snuffed the light out of the georgia eyes….

and God smiled

These boots were made for walking

September 11th, 2011
8:13 pm

How did Spurrier’s hobnail boots feel grinding into your neck?

Oh look, sugar is NOT falling from the sky!

Eric C.

September 11th, 2011
8:41 pm

There is nothing you can write to feel better about this season…the season is virtually over after two games.

Still@theBAR

September 11th, 2011
8:52 pm

Richt and the dawgs could win 10 straight and be in the DOME for the SECCG. Richt is the 10 game winner ain’t he?
UGA will get to .500. Should beat Coastal & Ole Miss
After that it looks like a win one lose one fight to the end of the season.

nmdawg

September 11th, 2011
9:12 pm

For what Georgia pays Richt and the staff, winning, and winning consistently is mandatory! They haven’t, and have been passed by several programs with less resources. Time for a change, although I do not believe it should be the obvious like are always bantered about. Kirby Smart…nope….Dan Mullen….nope….Chris Peterson…untouchable…who odes it leave amoung the “popular” choices???Maybe Oregon’s Kelly or Skip Holtz????

Still@theBAR

September 11th, 2011
9:19 pm

Phil Knight’s Nike money will keep Kelly in Oregon.

Ace

September 11th, 2011
9:33 pm

Bookies all pick UGA to lose, and they did. You can talk about why UGA lost, but USC is talking about how they won. Nothing new this week.

JBB1972

September 11th, 2011
9:47 pm

At the end of the game with 3 minutes left and 3 time outs…..we should have been running the ball to run the time down. If we got in a pinch then we had 3 time outs to play with. But, for some reason Mike Bobo decided we should throw the ball on first down instead of running it. What an idiot! There is no reason to pass the ball because we needed to eat up the clock on a slow drive. Passing the ball doesn’t eat up the clock because it can be incomplete and end up stopping the clock……which we don’t want. Bobo should be learning how to coach and not actually coaching. Coach Mark Richt is letting his personal relationships cloud his judgment and ruin his career at UGA. I thought the defense played awesome! Kudos to Todd Grantham and the defensive team. They played wonderfully! And, I saw Grantham getting fired up on the sidelines with the players. He was screaming his head off at them and laying down the law. I loved it! We need someone with some fire in their belly to inspire these youngsters….not someone who looks like their shoping the aisles at Wal-Mart wondering what to buy with their finger on their lips. Football is an emotional game and it is ok to show some emotion from time to time…Coach Richt.

JBB1972

September 11th, 2011
9:50 pm

Is anyone else tired of Chuck Dowdles weak, softball questions he asks to Coach Richt?
I like Chuck a lot and I think he’s a good guy but his questions are weak and indirect. I know you’ve got to be that way to some degree but come on….ask a serious straightforward question from time to time that makes CMR actually have to answer a real question.

Ga Grad '90

September 11th, 2011
9:53 pm

Chip Kelly can stay at Oregon. Kirby Smart will be coming to Athens. Remember when he turned down the D-Coord. job? He was waiting on the head coach job. He’s going to get it. Just wait and see. It’s a no-brainer.

JBB1972

September 11th, 2011
9:56 pm

I was listening to the postgame show on the radio while driving home and heard how Eric Zeier was praising how this team was heading in the right direction. Well, I’d like to remind Eric this….WE LOST THE GAME. We lost and any time we lose….it is NOT acceptable. Losing is not acceptable. It sounds like you’re accepting mediocrity when you say we lost but we’re headed in the right direction. You lose credibility when you make comments like that. It is about time the Bulldog Nation had a little dose of truth and honesty. We are losing games that we should be winning.

still a dawg fan

September 11th, 2011
10:17 pm

We have become the Clemson of SEC—we somehow find ways to loss

duronimo

September 11th, 2011
10:29 pm

Crowell fits right in. He’s a prolific trash talker already. By the way, trick plays always work against Georgia. On that fake punt …. seemed like no one really wanted a piece of him.

KA Dawg

September 11th, 2011
10:37 pm

From the start of the game it was UGA s to loose….. Way to many missed opportunities, the boys fought hard yesterday, but in the end, they just made to many mistakes…. The O line is horrible, if Murry makes it through the season, I will have to say he will be the toughest guy on the team, he is getting hit way to much…. They are going to make him gun-shy if this keeps up…. I hope they get better, because it looks as though Tenn, Auburn, Fla are all better than what preseason ” exsperts” had predicted……

DawgVoiceofReason

September 11th, 2011
10:47 pm

To all you folks who have forecast how the entire rest of the season is going to go (in some cases down to the last game),

It’s way too early to know how this thing is going to play out. We don’t really know which of the Eastern division teams are going to be good and which have had good breaks (Auburn?) or bad breaks (the Dawgs yesterday?). Rest assured, it will all get settled on the field and then we can decide whether we want “to praise Coach Richt or to bury him” (paraphrasing Shakespeare).

DawgVoiceofReason

September 11th, 2011
10:53 pm

JBB1972

I agree with you on the Dowdle comments. He definitely is trying to play nice with the questions he asks. On the other hand, I’m not sure I agree with you on the performance of Grantham’s defense. Yes, they were only directly responsible for 17 points but they couldn’t stop USC when we had to stop them. They never contained Lattimore. Look at his stats; he ran all over us. We also got a lot of help from Garcia; his passes were terrible and he missed receiver after open receiver (at least in the first part of the game). They were more successful in blitzing but I’m not sure I’m ready to heap praise on them for that game.

DAWG with two bags over head

September 11th, 2011
11:13 pm

Just today I told my wife the exact same thing. “Chuck Dowdle gives Richt nothing but softballs.” Since Chuck’s started with the game broadcasts I’ve lost all respect for him. A great question for Richt would have been “Can you break down the fake punt play for us?” I for one would like an honest answer to this completely legimiate question. Had they been warned? Who is suppose to make sure they actually punt, etc.? I think this could have been asked to help understand the play instead of laying blame. Like everyone else associated with UGA, he only spouts the party line about looking for positives.

Natureboy809

September 12th, 2011
12:26 am

No more really big games on the schedule? Is Bill King on drugs? We still play Florida. We still play GT. We still play Auburn. We still play Tennessee. Those are “big games” no matter the records or how each team’s season is going

Dirty Dawg

September 12th, 2011
2:51 am

Hey gators, we look forward to your big-lizarding around here this time next week. Tennessee’s gonna skin your hide, and I’m gonna delight in it, but if you guys decide to ‘hide your hide’ we’ll understand. It ain’t no fun to run your mouth only to get your butt handed to you…gators do have butts don’t they? Hard to tell…guess they’re somewhere near your tail – we know you got those cause they taste pretty good, well maybe just OK, deep fried.

Ace

September 12th, 2011
7:12 am

Crowell looked about like the last two “wonder” backs who washed out, how long will he stay at UGA?

Buckeye

September 12th, 2011
8:24 am

See I’m not the only one that noticed Isaiah, The Annointed One II, talking smack.

Is it legal for Freshman in their second game to do that?

Buckeye

September 12th, 2011
8:25 am

The Liberty Bowl will be a big game for the dogs………….

Whiskey Breath

September 12th, 2011
8:29 am

There is only one thing we can do. Bring back the 1980 NC team and kiss Buck Bulue’s backside.
Buck will remind you of those ” Championship Years”. Where is Vanderbilt when you need them to take a butt whipping? Beating Vanderbilt by 40 points is good for the ego.

Classic Center

September 12th, 2011
8:33 am

15-15 over the last 30 games, but we should be favored in the remainder. 10-2 is possibly, 9-3 plus a beatdown of a Big10 team in a bowl is very likely. I’ll take that! If our hard games weren’t front-loaded, we’d all be saying “good season” and get behind our coach. Dooley wouldn’t survive today with some of you idiots!

Whiskey Breath

September 12th, 2011
8:39 am

Shut up Producer! We don’t need that Negative talk. You don’t know what your talking about. CMR is the greatest human to walk the earth, and smart too. The gimmicks are so well planned. The Power Ranger uniforms can’t be beat! CMR could write a book and being humble. No way he is self absorbed.
The assistants have done him in. No way is he responsible.

DawginLex

September 12th, 2011
8:50 am

Hutson Mason ain’t the answer.

The kids played their guts out for Richt and came up short.

If they had quit and got whipped by 30, I’d say fire him this morning.

Murray is 30 times better than Mason.

And Matthew Stafford just proved me right also. 3 TD’s 305 yards big win at Tampa.

true alumni

September 12th, 2011
9:00 am

Quite your complaining! A fan is supposed to be supportive. And give me a break, how many of the complainers here have ever coached anything any more competative that little girls soccer. The coaching staff is efficient, the players have to perform and execute. We have younguns playing. Our seasons have been less thab desireable because we keep losing our big play guys to the draft or graduation so we never have them for their senior years. So you folks that aren’t eligible to be in the UGA alumni association, if things aren’t going to suit you then take your “support” to Florida or Auburn because with your type of brow-beating support I’m sure it won’t take long to degrade and demoralize them as well. Once a Dawg always a Dawg.

Ray D ator

September 12th, 2011
9:00 am

“no big games left on the schedule” are you kidding me. Have things changed that much at UGA. No matter what our record is, HELLO, Auburn, Florida. Tell that to the people that will pay $150 plus for a ticket to those games!!!

ga gator

September 12th, 2011
9:06 am

DawginLex, I agree with all of what you posted. But sitting in the 2nd deck in the endzone you could see clearly that Murray CANNOT see over his O line and that is what is causing critical INT’s (see Jax in 2010). He can have all the 250+ games passing that you want but until he can beat a team with a winning record nothing else matters. What I fear as a Gator is that Richt will go to LeMay next year along with Crowell (who is the real deal). That combination should bring up bad memories for Gators of Charlie Ward and Warrick Dunn.

This just in!

September 12th, 2011
9:09 am

Without the memory of Hershel, UGA would be Kentucky in football.

Crash Landin

September 12th, 2011
9:11 am

I heard someone b*tching about Fla & Ala playing no-talent teams while UGA has opened with two ranked teams. You all need to shut up and grow up and accept the fact that the Bulldogs are just a medicore team. Alabama, Auburn & Florida OWN UGA. If that make you mad, then good.

wastedyears

September 12th, 2011
9:15 am

FIRE ALL THE COACHES,END THE FOOTBALL PROGRAM .YOU ARE EMBARRASING THE STATE.GET OUT OF THE SEC .STICK WITH TENNIS AND GOLF AND LEAVE THE CONTACT SPORTS TO REAL TEAMS LSU , ALABAMA WITH REAL COACHES U WILL FINISH 5-7!!!!!!!!

wastedyears

September 12th, 2011
9:21 am

BY THE WAY DAWG FANS IF YOU WANT CHANGE LIKE ME QUIT GOING TO THAT STADIUM (CIRCUS) AND BUYING CRAP WITH THAT (G) ON IT AS LONG AS YOU ARE GIVING THEM CLOWNS YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY NOTHING GONNA CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!

bugsquacher

September 12th, 2011
9:27 am

Why Georgia should be thinking about a coaching change…..
1-Georgia is a combined 0-5 against Top 25 teams in 2010 and 2011 and has lost 10 of its last 12 against ranked teams.

2- richt is now 14-14 in his last 28 games

3- Lets look at the remaining schedule. Games they will probably lose: 1- Miss St. 2- Tenn 3-Florida 4-Auburn. Games we should win (if we don’t have an off week): 1- Costal Carolina, 2-Miss, 3- Kentucky, 4- New Mexico, 5-Tech, 6-Vandy. LOOKS LIKE A 50/50 CHANCE OF ANOTHER LOSING SEASON.

Still@theBAR

September 12th, 2011
9:35 am

DawginLex
And Matthew Stafford just proved me right also. 3 TD’s 305 yards big win at Tampa.

C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT NFL RATING
M. Stafford 24/33 305 9.2 3 1 118.9

Not bad but still had an INT.
Pct yrds avg TD Int Rat Fum
Career 55.7 3107 6.1 22 22 70.5 5
27 turnovers to 22 TD with a 70.5 rating ain’t worth $60 Million and he still has just played in 14 games.

Ball Ain't Heavy

September 12th, 2011
9:37 am

“. . . . .., as he said after the game, Christian Robinson was hurt and he didn’t think anyone else could get the D lined up right,”

If no one else could get the D lined up correct, then that’s 100% coaching’s fault.

DawginLex

September 12th, 2011
9:41 am

Wrong just as I told you about stafford.

He is going to have a monster year just like I said.

Now you are spewing passer rating stats and stats from last year to justify yourself.

Face it. He is going to be a star. They have a serviceable running game and an imporving defense.

305 yards and 3 TD’s on the road against Tampa who went 10-6 last year.

He is going to have a great season.

DawginLex

September 12th, 2011
9:46 am

ball ain’t heavy

The D didn’t lose this game. The turnovers and missed FG were the difference.

The kids played their guts out. The kids made mistakes. I think it was Bobo’s best called game since LSU in 2008 when we hung 50 on them.

Crowell
Mitchell

Those 2 kids are going to be stars for whoever our coach is next year and the year after that.

Let’s judge Richt on the entire body of work for the season.

6-6 I say fire him
7-5 I say fire him
8-4 I say fire him
9-3 I say keep him
10-2 I say keep him

If he loses to MSU and UT, he will be 3-4 headed to Jacksonville.

It will be over if that happens but he will most likely get to finish the year.

McGarity has a tough call

Hasn’t changed from the beginning of the year.

Still@theBAR

September 12th, 2011
9:46 am

UGA could go 3-5 in the SEC or 5-3 with TECH & New Mexico St deciding if the Dawgs will be 6-6 or 7-5

Still@theBAR

September 12th, 2011
9:56 am

DILex Stafford still hasn’t play 1 year. He has played 14 games with 27 TOs. 1 300 yard game is great, but he has a LONG way to go. I will believe he is a STAR when he proves he is a star. I guess Cam newton is a HoFer after 1 game this season too. Career 64.9 422 11.4 2 1 110.4

DawginLex

September 12th, 2011
10:09 am

you can trash Stafford all you want to.

He will have a big year this year.

He will end up being a great QB.

With the defense they have, they have a shot at the wild card this year.

You have said he wouldn’t even play and that the other QB was better.

Wrong. Just watch

Crash Landin

September 12th, 2011
10:11 am

UGA = Dale Earnhardt Jr. All hype and tee shirts sales……….no action.

Crash Landin

September 12th, 2011
10:13 am

UGA has become a main attraction for THUG athletes. The new Univ of Miami.

stendek

September 12th, 2011
10:23 am

Kudos Bill. Since it appears that no one who can do something about the Dawgs sinking into oblivion seems interested enough to do so then I will watch unamused at another lost season. Saint Mark Wretch will run it up against the Coastal Carolina School For The Blind then struggle mightily against Mississippi. Maybe 2-2 but do not discount 1-3. Just do not foresee a lot of wins after that. Weak schedule being wasted by undercoached team with no fire in its belly. My sympathy to Russ. No mascot deserves this type of abuse. I can only hope the Dawg offense can offset all the points it is sure to provide foes with pick sixes and fumble returns for TD. I guess Aaron Cox is doing his best. Will never be good enough! Sigh. Once proud Bulldog Nation growls now only almost inaudible whimpers. Sigh again. Have a good one. I would say something to all the Wretch apologists but I do not use that kind of language. Much. :)

stendek

September 12th, 2011
10:25 am

Hey Dawginlex. Keep Saint Mark Wretch at 9-3? Are you crazy? Have a nice day. :)

DawginLex

September 12th, 2011
10:27 am

stendek was watching a different game than the rest of us

That was Bobo’s best playcalling since LSU 2008 when we hung 50 on them at tiger Stadium

It may just be time for a change but those kids played their guts out for Richt.

If they had rolled over and quit I would say fire him this morning.

They didn’t quit.

DawginLex

September 12th, 2011
10:28 am

9-3 would have to include a win in Jacksonville……………

stendek

September 12th, 2011
10:30 am

TO ALL TRUE DAWG FANS THAT REALIZE A COACHING CHANGE IS MANDATORY

Do not attend home games.

Do not donate to University of Georgia.

Do not purchase UGA merchandise.

Do not drive a Ford vehicle.

Do not watch Dawgs on TV.

With the exception of that last one (hee hee) please confirm to all others on list.

Saint Mark Wretch is not worth over $3 million per season. Not even $300,000!

Such a boycott seems the only true way to get the attention of those dunderheads with the power to boot the reverand out!

Thanks for listening.

Countermeasure

September 12th, 2011
10:38 am

“Fools rush in” I believe in Coach Mark Richt, the AJC blogs are filled with Dawg haters who want the program to fail. The game prep for USC was right on target. A lucky bounce here and there made the difference, not the coaching.

Just Sayin'

September 12th, 2011
10:48 am

Here’s hoping CMR and Bozo never leave. They are fine stewards of what has been and always will be a mediocre program.

CMR

September 12th, 2011
10:50 am

Kum bah yah, my Lord, kum bah yah. Oh Lord, kum bah yah.

Ray Goof

September 12th, 2011
10:50 am

Tee Hee Hee

September 12th, 2011
10:51 am

I have a structured settlement and I need cash, call 877-cash-now.

ACC

September 12th, 2011
10:53 am

You dawgs should join our mediocre conference. You play at our level and would certainly get to go to nice low tier bowls every year.

DW

September 12th, 2011
10:59 am

This game, like Florida game, cam e down to the 3-4 turnovers from Aaron Murray. Murray is now 0-8 vs. winning teams, and has committed 7 turnovers against SC & Florida.

harold

September 12th, 2011
10:59 am

TOP TEN IN RECRUITING BUT NEVER TRANSLATES INTO SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS. RICHT IS NOW 14-14 IN HIS LAST 28 GAMES——LOOK AT THE LAST NINE GAMES.

GEORGIA FOOTBALL IS DIGRESSION. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW A COACH IS DOING LOOK AT HIS RECORD THE LAST TWO YEARS. OBVIOUSLY, IT IS TIME FOR RICHT TO GO.

Red and Black Dawg's momma

September 12th, 2011
11:24 am

Enter your comments here

dawgcrzy

September 12th, 2011
11:42 am

We’ve still got Miss st, Tn in Knoxville, and Fl who has owned us for the last 20 years,I don’t see this favorable schedule everybody keeps talking about

Aqua Regia

September 12th, 2011
12:01 pm

The coaching staff in Athens is one of the highest paid in the NCAA. And all UGA has to show for it is a 6-9 record in the last 15 games. Even with that, it looks like the Richt apologists are crawling out from under their rocks again. At least that means full employment at the Kool-Aid factory.

How much longer do we have to put up with Richt’s ineptness?

Buckeye

September 12th, 2011
12:10 pm

Good news dogs!

dogs received 8 votes in the “others receiving votes” in the AP Top 25

dogs received 2 votes in the “others receiving votes” in the USA Top 25

What a program!

WDE

September 12th, 2011
12:19 pm

@Buckeye we are the best 0-2 team in college football your bunch is 2-0 and still cheaters…I won’t trade with you for that miserable cheating bunch. Stick that in your sweater vest and smoke it.

CB

September 12th, 2011
12:20 pm

Let’s look @ some trends here folks (and ‘no’, 1 game does not make a trends nor do moral victores count for anything):
- Overall record since 2006 – 9-4, 11-2, 10-3, 8-5, 6-7, & now 0-2 (total = 44-23 or 66%)
- SEC Record – 4-4, 7-1, 6-2, 4-4, 3-5, & now 0-1 (total = 24-18 or 57%)
- SEC ast Record – 1-4, 3-2, 4-1, 2-3, 3-2, & now 0-1 (total = 13-13 or 50%)
During this period, the only teams we beat that were really better than UGA were Auburn in ‘06, Florida in ‘07, & Tech in ‘09 – that’s it!! Conversely, we lost to KY & Vandy in ‘06, Tenn & So. Car in ‘07 (which likely kept us out of a national title game), Tech again in ‘08, Ten, KY, & Ok State in ‘09, & Miss St, Colorado, Central FL, & maybe even So. Car & Ark in ‘10.

So the question we need to ask ourselves is’can we consistenly get back to Atlanta (and maybe a national title game) by winning 57% of our SEC games & 50% of our East games? I think we all know that answer to that one. And I think we all know that’s CMR’s time is past. No it’s time to give some else (Dan Mullin, Chris Peterson, etc) a shot a bringing this program back. Enough is enough!!

Joe

September 12th, 2011
12:22 pm

EXACTLY…Murray continues to lose games for us………open up and let Hudson have a chance. No excuse for the fumble on Murrays part….he is beleiving he is untouchable……

GODAWGS75

September 12th, 2011
12:29 pm

Bobo has to go, I am sad Richt is going to ruin his career on this fool. It took him how long to figure out the short pass game works? I knew we were in trouble when we settled for field goals in the first half. Whoever thinks we are going to win out the rest of the season you are nuts, Auburn finds a way to win, and Fla. does too. So we will see what happenes, if Bobo can stop doing the SAME PLAYS OVER AND OVER AGAIN we might actually win. RICHT, FIRE BOBO PLEASE!!!!!

Buckeye

September 12th, 2011
12:30 pm

WDE,

That’s kinda like me saying I am the best 20 handicap in the Club.

Sorry to touch a nerve of a wounded and cowering dog.

Perhaps next week your votes under “other receiving votes” will increase

solja

September 12th, 2011
12:30 pm

This is the quote at the beginning of this blog that has me absolutely dumbfounded at the perpetual delusion of THuga fans: “The good news: There are no more really “big” games left on their 2011 schedule.

A Bulldogs team that managed to hang 42 points on a South Carolina defense that’s considered the class of the SEC East ought to be favored in the remainder of that schedule.”

So…..after losing in a bowl game to a directional schoo….after getting it handed to you by a WAC team….after losing AT HOME to a south carolina team who couldn’t score a touchdown on offense….your blogger for the AJC is gonna come out with that statement?????

There are no more big games on THuga’s schedule because you’ll be favored and will win the rest of them????

REALLY??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So you suddenly feel that after yet another SEC loss that you’ve got it made with wins over UF who you’ve beaten once in what….the past 10 years???????? You suddenly feel after opening 0-2 that UT at their house be no problem. Oh by the way UT’s QB looks to be 10 times the QB your preseason overrated boy is. And suddenly THuga is going to have no problem with the reigning national champions who’ve gone 17 games without a loss and by season’s end will be a juggernaut??

How absolutely homerish and delusional!!!!! It also reeks of huberis like nobody’s business!!!

Classic Center

September 12th, 2011
12:31 pm

Aaron Murray is great. Everyone fumbles from time to time when they are being crushed from two directions. He’s not the reason we are 15-15. I truly see 9-3 and a bowl win in FL this year. Next year, with All SEC QB & RB, we take it to the next level.

WDE

September 12th, 2011
12:35 pm

@Buckeye the day hasn’t dawned that I or anyone in the Bull Dog Nation cowers because of a Buckeye…your bunch cheats live with it I’m sure your fine with it its not like you just starting cheating you just started getting caught. We will get better and your bunch will cheat. Its what you do.

Rich

September 12th, 2011
1:01 pm

What’s the point of a team that’s only capable of beating “average” teams? Beating the good ones are the wins that are going to propel you into the National Championship or BCS Bowls, not the Music City Bowl…

just a fan

September 12th, 2011
1:15 pm

@CB 12:20 post I wouldn’t say the 07 Florduh team was better than us they ended up with 4 losses that season

Jim

September 12th, 2011
1:16 pm

There is an old saying screw up, move up. Maybe it’s time for the AD at UGA to promote Richt to an inside position on his staff and hire another coach. My feelings on Richt’s downfall point to te fact that when he built his staff he hired guys with great protential but no proven winners. All this plus he himself was learning to he a head coach compounded the problem and it got too much. Evans could not see this but McCarthy did and realigned some of Richt’s responsibilities. While I am not defending Bobo, how do we know who is really calling the plays. Didn’t Richt say he was getting more involved in the playcalling a year and half ago. I believe if Bobo was to be fired he would be picked up quickly and would strive whereever he goes. For all who are yelling to fire Richt right now, who would you have take over, Garner, Bobo, or Grantham. All sounds crazy don’t it. Georgia did play the #5 and #12 teams in the nation and should have beat South Carolina. So is Georgia that bad or is South Carolina that good.

LawDawg

September 12th, 2011
1:24 pm

Why the hell do my comments never post?

Buckeye

September 12th, 2011
1:25 pm

WDE,

You don’t need to cower to me but………

Your defense certinly cowered with Ingram rumblin’s bumblin’stumblin’ down the sideline. Brandon “please don’t hurt me” Boykin plays a good brand of touch football.

Your QB certainly cowered when Mr. Clowney paid his respects.

Your entire dog nation cowered as Mr. Lattimore played like a man in the fourth quarter.

And thank God almighty there ain’t no and ain’t ne3ver been no cheatin’ at uga and in the SEC! SEC! SEC!

Go back to sleep and dream about 1981.

ZinoDawg

September 12th, 2011
1:27 pm

I predict a big win against the undefeated Chanticleers!

LawDawg

September 12th, 2011
1:28 pm

I also want to point out that Mark’s column on Fullmer is right on.

Firing Fulmer worked out great for the program, they got a hot commodity coach and immediately began winning national championships. Oh wait…

Just an FYI Dawg fans, losing Richt does not ensure winning. Anyone remember 1983-2001 other than me?

Instant Dawgma

September 12th, 2011
1:38 pm

There were a lot of promising things to come out of that loss…..1st We have our uniforms back!
Our Freshmen and redshirt frosh look very good….if we can add depth for them in future classes, Wow!…defense looked much better….amount of TD’s due to turnovers and fake punt is a fluke.
Michael Bennett, white knight of receivers!….Florida always seemed to have that one annoying, talented, white receiver (from Chris Collinsworth to today). Maybe UGA has found ours to annoy Florida and others the next 4 years. And yes, Kris Durham was commendable, but not a constant gnat that Bennett might become.

Beast from the East

September 12th, 2011
1:43 pm

“A Bulldogs team that managed to hang 42 points on a South Carolina defense that’s considered the class of the SEC East ought to be favored in the remainder of that schedule.”

Based on what? Their record? Their “potential”? That is just an outright dumb statement. They’re favored this week. At 0-2, you need to be happy with that.
They will not be favored over UT, UF or Auburn. MSU will probably be a pick ‘em.

Buckeye

September 12th, 2011
1:44 pm

WDE,

Are you related to Jan Kemp?

Just askin’.

Snoop

September 12th, 2011
1:58 pm

Everyone talke up Murray. He hasn’t beat a decent team yet, either this year or last. I think he’s a choke artist. We need to give Hutson Mason and Christian Robinson a chance to prove that they can win against decent teams. Preacha Man just loves to play his favorites.

Preacha Man and Bobo and now Grantham have changed nothing since the beatdown in Atlanta execpt to again show that they are masterful at snagging defeat from the jaws of victory.

Put a big L on their foreheads.

We’ve got some great players. Without a coach, however, they will never develop.

We need a new coaching staff now. Please somebody make this happen asap.

Dawgs won’t win more than 4 this year, so this will be a death spiral of over five years when Preacha Man is finally fired. They should fire Michael Adams also for waiting so long.

Don't fret, foes on schedule

September 12th, 2011
2:04 pm

We have two games to lose yet. Just let time pass and after the season you can determine if 8-4 is a good year. Two of the following teams will beat Georgia: Florida, Auburn, Tennessee or Georgia Tech. If Richt wins three of them, he better not lose to Tech. Right now I would pick GT to beat all of the other three. They are getting better and stronger every week, and can also now pass the ball.

Sparky Garfunkel

September 12th, 2011
2:17 pm

Very true, Bill. Things looked good at times but there’s always something.

I agree with the Phil Steele blog as well.
http://www.philsteele.com/Blogs/Individual_Team_blogs/Georgia_Blog.html

DawginLex

September 12th, 2011
2:17 pm

the stupid meter on this blog just exploded

Russdawg

September 12th, 2011
2:18 pm

Let’s get religious about this. CMR is Jonah and the rest of the SEC schedule is the big fish.
Coach if you have a “calling” to pass out bibles in Namibia please for the sake of the players the university and the fans go do so!

Pine Cone

September 12th, 2011
2:23 pm

If you look back over the years Georgia loses the game everytime Penn Wagers officating crew does the game.

coma toast

September 12th, 2011
2:30 pm

if i were CMR, i would forbid Garner to recruit any kid living south of Macon. Limit recruiting to north of Macon and nationally. Too many Georgia born players; the roster is in-bred so to speak. Diversify with kids from outside the state and you’ll see results quickly. What you are doing now sure isn’t working.

saw this post somewhere else…think he may be right. Bama has on it’s ESPN 2011 total roster over 50 out of state players, LSU has over 40, UGA has 24 i think…before you start the “we produce so many players blah..blah…”remember Stafford and Morino were from somewhere other than Georgia..go national or stay where you are, a program in decline…

Future Coach Search Update

September 12th, 2011
2:41 pm

Dan Mullen is 0-9 versus SEC West teams not named Ole Miss
Kirby Smart has 8 of the top 150 projected NFL players on his defense
Chris Petersen has never had a 5 star recruit

UGA Insider

September 12th, 2011
2:51 pm

2007 seems like such a long time ago. That day in November we were “Man Enough” to beat someone of substance. And don’t give me that crap about beating Tech in 2009. Your supposed to do that. You know your program is down when SEC TV starts to schedule your games at 12:30..

Instant Dawgma

September 12th, 2011
2:52 pm

Go Dawgs! Screw the idiots that spend their NON-LIFE blogging, tweeting, facebooking, etc.. Living in their pajamas, expecting mommy to make their meals. All while trying to tell others what to do, how to do it and overall rule the world from their desktop.
Get outside and interact in person with a real person…..what a concept!

UGA Insider

September 12th, 2011
2:54 pm

I hope nobody sleeps in on 9-24 when we play Ole Miss. That “Barn Burner” will start at 11:30AM.

bill

September 12th, 2011
3:22 pm

An 0-2 start usually gets you on the schedule with Dave Neal & Andre Ware…

Matt

September 12th, 2011
3:25 pm

UGA insider- heard any gossip lately?

Can’t win when you give up 21 pts. to turnovers. What was the deal with the missed chip shot FG?? He missed that by 30 yards!!!

JDAWG

September 12th, 2011
3:30 pm

Buckeye, Ohio State was very impressive against the mighty MAC team wern’t they?

Gary

September 12th, 2011
4:01 pm

GT is a gimmie. Vandy, Kentucky, and Ole Miss will fall. Tennessee & Florida are question marks with Florida always having the edge. Mississippi state just lost to a terrible Auburn. We should take both out. 9 wins plus a possible bowl win would sure taste better than last year. A solid effort from a young thin team.

NoLuckLoosers

September 12th, 2011
4:05 pm

As in the past couple of years UGA can find a way to lead just not find a way to win…

icedawg

September 12th, 2011
4:07 pm

Da Dawgs can’t take anyone for granted, even Coastal Carolina.

ManwithAplan

September 12th, 2011
4:07 pm

Richt has never adjusted to trotting 8-9 NFL caliber players out to face inferior ACC teams. He wil never have that disparity of talent in the SEC, even @ UGA.

You can’t dance on anyone’s logo in this conference like they did in the ACC.

Pago Pago Dawg

September 12th, 2011
4:58 pm

buckeye…actually, The Rockets were 16 yards and 12 seconds away from beating you.
But you do have one of the better bands in the Big 10. (or 12)?

Buck Blew

September 12th, 2011
4:59 pm

I hear that Kirby is really a Smart coach. What is McGarity waiting for?

He could have had Muschamp. Let’s hope he doesn’t let Smart get away too.

Ace

September 12th, 2011
5:17 pm

3-0 would have been the same, if that makes you feel better. UGA football has been reduced to looking for good things in the losses. Why do you even go to the games anymore. South Carolina, come on.

4 years and still a delay

September 12th, 2011
5:22 pm

4 years and we still are waiting to fire Mark Richt. You people are insane…

CHUCK UGA

September 12th, 2011
5:23 pm

Bill King, how can you say that after two weeks?! No more BIG GAMES on the schedule? Why aren’t you on ESPN with some of the others who are experts on all things SEC? How good or bad is Mississippi State? Tennessee? Florida? Auburn? Georgia Tech? Based on ONE performance with a offensive coordinator on staff who has yet to show any game plan consistency, I shudder to think of the upcoming matchups. Quit reading press clippings and pre-season magazines. Georgia may have shown improvement, but they have a hell of a long way to go to show real improvement. That is, win at least 8 games with a victory over Florida or win 9 of the remaining 10 games, a tall order. My prediction is 8-4, but my expectations are 7-5. You can reach your own conclusions, but there is NO WAY McGarity will not make a coaching change unless Richt wins at least 8 and defeats Florida.

CHUCK UGA

September 12th, 2011
5:27 pm

Some of you have WAY TOO HIGH expectations. Amazing how much delusion there is in this fan base. Yes, Georgia should finish 9-3, but they will not. This game will come back to haunt this team even though I HOPE they can finish 9-3. Unbelievable that some of you think Auburn and Mississippi State aren’t strong teams. Guess you will find out, then make more excuses why “success is just around the corner.” Good grief, “close” only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades.

bubba4dawgs

September 12th, 2011
5:34 pm

I don’t believe I’ve ever seen such a blatant missed block as the one CORDY GLEN failed on Clowney when he simply stepped aside and didn’t even touch him and permitted him to reach out and grab Murray and shake him like a rag doll. Surely, someone, including Murray should have seen him lined up the way he was and called time out and adjusted the alignment. Spurrier should have run to CORDY GLEN hugged his neck after that gift!! Wake up CORDY GLEN and do your job!!

Texas Dawg

September 12th, 2011
6:07 pm

Next year….we are young…..if we only did this or that……I’m sick of this &^%…….FOR ALL YOU THAT SUPPORT MEDIOCRITY YOU CAN BITE MY HAIRY You know what………you can say I’m a fair weather fan….i don’t support the team ect….but you are dead wrong! I do support the team…I will always be a fan….and as such…buy the tickets…the hats….the pay per view ect…..I EXPECT A TEAM THAT RECRUITS AS WELL AS WE DO TO BETTER………IF UGA doesn’t win the rest then he must go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Minnesota Dawg

September 12th, 2011
6:07 pm

When will we learn not to play top 25 teams our first two games! Look at Florida and other SEC teams who warm up to the big ones.

Highlands

September 12th, 2011
6:11 pm

Kirby Smart?

Josey Wales

September 12th, 2011
6:12 pm

‘Boise will be our signature game: … Ugh..

‘We’ll skin the chickens” … Ugh..

“We’ll run the table now” ….

As Granny Hawkins sez. ….. ‘that big talk’s worth doodly squat” !

Highlands

September 12th, 2011
6:12 pm

I meant to say, “Is anyone thinking Kirby Smart?” I think he’s he best candidate if they make a change.

Dawg 39

September 12th, 2011
6:55 pm

Spurrier is considered by many to be the Best SEC HC since Bear Bryant.
Spurrier Is Coaching a Team many believe to be the Best USCe Team Ever.

Richt & his Staff were not “OutCoached”.
The Dawgs were not “OutPlayed”.( & They Competed For 60 Minutes).

I hope the next Dawg HC does as well; But, I Have My Doubts.
.

Old Dog

September 12th, 2011
8:42 pm

Maybe we should keep Richt, but adust his salary to $50,000 per year, plus $300,000 for each win. Then maybe he would have some “skin in the game”.

FLA DAWG

September 12th, 2011
8:54 pm

HOW LOW HAVE WE SUNK !?

Looking forward to playing Coastal Carolina ?
Is this a joke or what.

God, what has happenend to UGA!?

Adams, McGarity, Dooley,……………..is anyone ALIVE and able to see, hear or feel in Athens anymore!?

FLA DAWG
Class of ‘79

FLA DAWG

September 12th, 2011
8:56 pm

DEREK DOOLEY, PLEASE COME HOME !

Antler

September 12th, 2011
9:23 pm

We are making it too easy on defenses by:
1- Turnovers
Finished last in SEC against ranked teams in to margin in 2009 & 2010, on track again for 2011. Largely due to Murray’s poor decision making, along with RB’s who continue to fumble.
2- Sacks
We are giving away tons of yardage. This is not due to poor line blocking. In 2007, 2008 & 2009, UGA only gave up 12-16 sacks. In 2010, it went up to 25 under Murray. And now, we have already given up 8 SACKS in 2 GAMES. On track to set a new SEC record!!!
3- Points
We are just giving away points. Gave away 28 points this game, 21 by Murray’s mistakes, 7 by fake punt which coach had wrong play called.
4- Time possession
we arn’t taking enough time off the clock, we need to be +10 min in time poss for a few games to give the defense some rest, and to wear out the opposing defense for the 4th quarter. This 4th qaurter, SC ran 10 min off the clock, offense only 5 minutes. Have to be more methodical with offense, no more quick scores.

Here’s what’s happened:
Bobo knows he has to score 40+ points a game this year or he’ll get fired. So his plan is to throw long or to score quickly, which is EXACTLY what the defenses want him to do. Bobo is willing to throw his own DEFENSE under the bus to score points, een at the risk of 3 tunovers a game, Bobo just doesn’t care anymore about winning, only about scoring points, no matter how many turnovers it takes.

Actualy, Bobo’s strategy is partially right. You have to get 40 points a game, but not THE WAY Bobo is doing it. You have to run clock, be more efficent with your drives, score 6 td’s on your 12 drives. And you have to LIMIT TURNOVERS. Bobo’s way is TOO HIGH RISK.

eleanor friedberger

September 12th, 2011
9:28 pm

I just checked the schedule. bill king you should do the same.

remaining big games include – mississippi state, tennessee, florida, auburn, and georgia tech.

gcdawg

September 12th, 2011
9:29 pm

be careful what you wish for. who is out there that would come to athens with our crazy fan base?

Antler

September 12th, 2011
9:31 pm

To win the SEC, against ranked teams, last 4 years, you have to:

1- Score 30+ a game on offense
2- Run the ball for 200+ a game
3- End up with a +7 TO Margin
4- Stop the run on defense

Bobo’s passing too much, this is leading to too many TO’s.

Also defensively, you have to stop the run and force the other team to pass so they commit TO’s.

Antler

September 12th, 2011
9:33 pm

I also think UGA is built to PLAY WITH A LEAD. We don’t have strengths to play from behind.

If you’re ahead by 14, you can run the ball and force the other team to throw the ball, and against the UGA DB’s, you have to like those odds.

Expect to see 8 in the box selling out to the run from here out.

And expect to see a LOT of Crowell & Boykin running the football.

Antler

September 12th, 2011
9:35 pm

The SEC QB really need to be able to RUN fro 70+ a game like Tebow & Newton did IF YOUR RUSH OFFENSE CAN’T AVERAGE 200 YARDS WITH JUST THE BACKS.

I think if Crowell gets 20 carries= 120 yards, Boykin can get 80 yards on 12 carries. If not, run the UGA QB for 50-70 yards.

You HAVE to get to 200 yards rushing.

Class of 93

September 12th, 2011
10:02 pm

I said before this game if we lost Richt would be gone next year. After seeing the game I now believe that he needs to run the table and then he will coach next year.

Jan Kemp

September 12th, 2011
10:04 pm

Bubba,
I agree with your comment. I don’t recall who it was (you say Glenn, I think it was number 71 which may be Glenn) but he totally whiffed on blocking Clowney on the fumble/TD. Then, Murray, who has gone from an All-American candidate to a potential spot on the bench tries to outmuscle a 275 pound defensive lineman. I know Murray outworks everyone but why is it that he looks great against Vandy and Coastal Carolina but doesn’t show up against Florida or any other big game. I also like the incentive thing where Richt gets a $300k bonus for every win. Then he may have more of a sense of urgency which he should, but doesn’t have.
Thanks,
Jan
P.S. Tell those boys to go to class.

Troup Co. Dawg

September 12th, 2011
10:21 pm

Still Love My Dawgs !!! we will get it one of these days!

wreckmaniac

September 12th, 2011
10:57 pm

Time to start practicing against the option to prepare for Tech. THAT is the must win.

wreckmaniac

September 12th, 2011
11:04 pm

If you’re ranked #2 in recruiting over the past several years, why aren’t you in the top 10 with NFL first round picks ? Because your talent is underperforming.

Fire Bobo Dawg Aka" BIG MIKE"

September 12th, 2011
11:12 pm

wreckmaniac

September 12th, 2011
11:21 pm

Is it okay to talk about next year in September ?

wreckmaniac

September 12th, 2011
11:25 pm

So Murray now gets the Joe Cox treatment ? And when Stafford left after his junior year, the comments were “good riddance”. The only lucky guy here It must be great to play for you guys.

wreckmaniac

September 12th, 2011
11:27 pm

Stafford, Cox, Murray. The only lucky one has been Mettenberger.

SUN TAN AVENGER

September 12th, 2011
11:28 pm

Where are you? You coward that calls himself Thomas Brown, or….BuLLdog or whatever you call yourself tonight? You are not worthy to wash Thomas Brown’s jock. You attack coach Richt but you have never played a down of football. All you do is pick stats out from other blogs. I love it when you cut and paste a reply to someone from another blog and misplace said post on an unrelated subject. Can you read? T. Kyle King had you pegged years ago, you are an idiot. I am calling you out you cur, go tell all the other curs that I am coming and hell is coming with me!

SUN TAN AVENGER

September 12th, 2011
11:31 pm

I will look for your reply tomorrow cur. You will reply in the wee hours when the brown courage from the bottle takes over, or when the night shift at Burger King ends.

herschell??

September 13th, 2011
12:58 am

Bill if you are the voice of the bulldawg nation then I think we have found the problem !!! NO BIG GAMES LEFT ????

Columbus

September 13th, 2011
1:24 am

Augusta Chronicle reports that most UGA fans support Richt. It also has been reported on other media outlets but NOT suprisingly, has NOT been reported on AJC.

The poll showed that the fans that least supported Richt were the YOUNGEST fans at only 55% support. There you have it. Young internet savvy, on the computer constantly, ignorant, havent been around long enough to appreciate or knwo a good coach when they see one.

These young internet freaks are running Richt out while the MAJORITY support this coach. These younguns were not around when we had to WAIT 20 YEARS FOR AN SEC CHAMPIONSHIP! They get a couple and think it should be like that most of the time and NEVER have a losing season or have to rebuild!

These ignorant wet-behind-the-ears, know nothing about life much less about UGA or coaching are PLAYING the MEDIA for FOOLS! The media is being played like a fiddle, especially on AJC, by the MINORITY!

Dawg fans who are over the age of 25 or ones who are younger but are not ignorant and want to SUPPORT MARK RICHT, LISTEN UP…….

KEEP MARK RICHT@FACEBOOK

WE MUST SUPPORT OUR COACH BEFORE WE LET THE YOUNG, IGNORANT MINORITY GET HIM FIRED. WE MUST STOP THEM FOR THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY DO. YOUND AND DUMB….STRIKE A POSE BECAUSE MOST OF YOU YOUNGUNS LOOK GOOD BUT YOU DONT KNOW S&!T! SO JUST STRIKE A POSE AND HOPEFULLT HTE MEDIA WILL STOP LOOKING AT YOU AND REMEMBER TO REPORT THE FACTS AND HTE FACTS ARE THIS:

THE VAST MAJORITY OF FANS SUPPORT RICHT. THE YOUNG INTERNET FREAKS WHO AHVE NOT BEEN AROUND LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER ARE LEADING THIS AND THE MEDIA AROUND BY THEIR NOSES AND BLOG COMMENTS.

THE MEDIA SHOULD BE ASHAMED AND DO A LITTLE FACT-CHECKING OF THE MAJORITY! LIKE THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE AND OTHER UNBIASED AND UNLAZY PAPERS IN THE STATE!

Columbus

September 13th, 2011
1:32 am

Did I mention that ONLY 20% wanted Richt fired?!

20%! 20%!

20% wagging the Dawg…..the media dont know any better. Well the Augusta Chronicle knew better.

I am sure AJC will now do a poll to cover its butt and say 40 something % want Richt fired…

No its only the youngest and most ignorant, not the vast majority, not even CLOSE TO A MAJORITY EXCEPT AMONG THE YOUGEST FANS ANS EVEN THEN, ITS NOT A MAJORITY!

GO DAWGS.

KEEP MARK RICHT FACEBOOK PAGE

Columbus

September 13th, 2011
1:45 am

A minority of young ignorant trolls running Richt out of Athens and the media are suckered right in….

Internet polls and comments are not reliable indicators because most are younguns that actually should have the least power in something like this because they are young and ignorant, have no money to influence UGA decision makers and simply have not been arounn long enough to ahve a strong perspective but THEY DO HAVE THE INTERNET AND MEDIA TO BUY RIGHT INTO WHAT THE TROLLS COMMENT ON……

COME ON MEDIA WISE UP! You help get our coach fired that most of us support, that will not be a wise thing to do….it seems like it somehow would be UNETHICAL JOURNALISM. Or do you even call youselves journalists anymore? You have a GREAT responsibility media, do a GOOD JOB….

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT! MORALLY AND ETHICALLY. YOU HAVE INFLUENCE AND THAT IS A GREAT RESPONSIBILITY. KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT PLEASE. BE INFORMED AND NOT JUST BY KIDS AND TROLLS ON THE INTERNET PLEASE!

DAWGMAN

September 13th, 2011
4:39 am

Roses are red;
Violets are blue;
My team has failed;
And so have you.

There are quite a few ‘big’ games remaining.
I hope the AD McGarity, aka 5-0, knows.
I know the alumni and fans know.
Maybe the price of tickets should drop $20 per game.
Will someone please wake up Russ!
Is Russ on the same serenity trip as richt?

TENNESSEE TOM

September 13th, 2011
5:16 am

every game will be a big game for uga,TN will certainly think it is a big game

Buckeye

September 13th, 2011
7:11 am

dogs,

Your program is now one of………….

“Others Receiving Votes”

Kind of like “All County Honorable Mention”

AquaDog

September 13th, 2011
7:40 am

In my opinion, the O-line is tipping the plays. They are standing up too much when the offense is going to pass. Combine that with the fact that IC is still learning to pass block and the Dogs are handicapped. I was very happy to see IC running out of the power I. On other plays when he lines up next to the QB he does not have a chance to pick his holes and run North South. I thought the D played well. They got burned on the run blitz a time or two but for the most part it worked. The turnovers were bad enough but the Offense did not seem to be able to make a tackle when they happened. While pass protection is an issue run more screens.

Top Recruit

September 13th, 2011
9:16 am

Most of you writers and bloggers do not even come close to understanding what you see on the field. What a joke along with the comments.

mark

September 13th, 2011
9:45 am

why do uga homer’s say things like, we have a young team, freshman, etc….? wasnt lattimore a freshman last yr, isnt clowney a freshman this year, arent college teams always gonna have about the same on each side…?? the real question is why are our players not making the plays that other teams’ underclassmen are making…??? coaching…coaching….

mark

September 13th, 2011
9:46 am

didnt boise have new recievers this year…didnt they make big plays against us…??? excuses..

Any OLDER UGA grads at there?

September 13th, 2011
10:11 am

Most do not get it. Let me take a shot.

UGA under Dr. Terry Knapp way back when, 25+ years ago, came in to U of Georgia by way of U of Virginia. His mission was to upgrade the ACADEMICS to be on par with UVA or North Carolina. Folks, this is the mission of our university, not football. It has been for 25 years or more.

Look at the SAT scores required to go to UGA now. No, I don’t want to hear about UGA farmer plow boys from uneducated AJC blog morons. No, UGA’s scores are excellent. This one fact proves my point. Case closed. UGA is a fabulous research/teaching venue and overall program.

We are exactly like UVA and NC with excellent football recruiting and TV exposure, etc BUT, BUT UGA’s upper level of admin folks and heavy $$ contributors, prefer to see that UGA is in the top tier of public universities, not in top 10 of football ……………realistically.

THAT is the mission now, NOT football, like it was when Dr. Davidson knew that UGA football kept the $$ flowing. THEM DAYS are over and have been for 25+ Years.

CMR posting his 10-2 marks is where we can hope for but now, even that is a dream. Time for a change.

Love my UGA Dogs WIN OR LOSE !!! IT IS A LIFESTYLE !!!
FORE !!!