Do UGA fans deserve to be called out?

Was fan support lacking Saturday Between the Hedges? (Associated Press)

Was fan support lacking Saturday Between the Hedges? (Associated Press)

ESPN.com senior writer Ivan Maisel was at Saturday’s game in Athens and was impressed by what he saw on the field from the Georgia Bulldogs.

In fact, he was so impressed with Georgia, the only team that has played two ranked opponents so far, that he concluded that down the stretch if Mark Richt’s team “plays the way it played Saturday, it will contend for the Southeastern Conference East Division championship.”

But Maisel wasn’t impressed by the fan support in the stands at Sanford Stadium.

When Richt said after the game that he saw “an awful lot of really great ingredients on this football team,” Maisel noted that “when Georgia fans hear that, the only ingredient they reach for is a grain of salt. They shouldn’t. They should listen.”

Richt said he saw the toughness and resiliency of his team in the losing effort against South Carolina, but Maisel said, “Too bad his team’s fans didn’t. Judging by how long it took them to get SEC loud, they came to the game tentative. They didn’t come in expecting Georgia to play well. If Bulldogs fans are honest with themselves, they won’t point a finger until they’re standing in front of a mirror.”

He went on: “If the Georgia fans hit the pause button on their complaints about what their team hasn’t done, they might see a team that improved markedly from the one that lost to No. 5 Boise State, 35-21, last week. If the red-and-black faithful stop batting their eyes at Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen long enough, they might notice a Bulldogs team that fulfilled the essence of the breed.”

That’s a pretty devastating knock on a fan base that prides itself on its loyalty. But I’m not sure it’s fully justified.

After all, the Dogs looked pretty bad in the Georgia Dome against the Broncos and yet a poll last week found 65 percent of UGA fans still supported Richt despite all the doom and gloom and hot seat talk.

OK, I think probably because of the uninspired way the Dogs lost the previous week to Boise State (exacerbating a general malaise hanging over the program the past couple of seasons), the crowd at the South Carolina game did perhaps start out a bit tentative Saturday. The pregame wasn’t as loud as you would have expected at the season’s SEC home opener against Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks.

And the first half didn’t do much to get them excited, with the Dogs looking fine between the 20s but squandering opportunities to put the game away by having to settle for too many field goal attempts when they got in the red zone.

But once the offense started to get on track in the second half, the UGA fans were pretty loud and supportive. I’ll admit, I did wonder about those fans who packed up and started to leave when Carolina went up by 10, despite there being 3:12 left on the clock and Georgia having all three of its timeouts. You have to wonder whether those folks just come for the social experience and are more concerned with beating the traffic crush than backing the Dogs to the end.

But most of the crowd stayed put and stayed loud as Georgia narrowed the gap to 3 points, with the flood to the gates only really getting under way after the Dogs failed to recover the onside kick and the chance at one more comeback was lost.

I don’t think fan support is the problem at UGA. OK, maybe a lot of folks arrived at the stadium expecting the worst, but the place was still packed and the fans were into the game.

And while a loss is still a loss and “moral victories” generally mean nothing, most of the Georgia fans I’ve encountered actually came away from the South Carolina game feeling encouraged by what they saw — a promising team that fought hard, didn’t give up, and which lost mainly because of mistakes, not lack of effort or talent.

How about you? Do you think Maisel’s knock on the Georgia fans was unwarranted? Do you feel better about the Dogs’ chances this season than you did a week ago?

It’ll be interesting to see what the game day atmosphere is like this week with an underwhelming opponent coming to town. As of Monday, there were less than 500 tickets (which Coastal Carolina had returned) still available for the game. Will UGA’s streak of sold-out games continue? And how many folks holding tickets to the game will actually show up?

Hopefully, most of the seats will be filled. So what if this isn’t exactly a compelling match-up? It’s Saturday in Athens and a chance to see the Dogs playing Between the Hedges!

Join me there and let’s show Maisel and the rest of the college football crowd that Bulldogs fans are indeed loud and proud, no matter what.

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TallaDawg

September 13th, 2011
11:54 am

If you look at these two games in a vacuum, Maisel is right. If you look at this team since September of 2008, the fans are justified. I am and will always be a UGa Bulldog, but that does not mean I should continually have to settle for moral victories instead of a few meaningful victories ON the field and scoreboard.

Real Dawg win or loose

September 13th, 2011
11:55 am

Its about time somebody says something about our fan base…in reading these posts over the last few years it is obvious we have some ignorant fans that think they know how to run a D-1program (most of these people havent even played football and if they have it was in pop warner)… I think it would be best if ajc didnt allow comments because way to many people in our fan base are idiots… ex. this summer one bright individual thought CMR should be fired because he was on vacation (aka mission trip) and not in his office watching film… This isnt an exact quote but it is the message that was said through this person’s post…. If you havent played football in college or at the very least some high school experience, stop commenting and making our fan base and yourself look like idiots!!!

UCF Dawg

September 13th, 2011
11:55 am

JaxDawg – AMEN BROTHER! I am 100% with you! GO DAWGS!

Marie

September 13th, 2011
11:55 am

Good idea, CS. And just how would you stop a kid from jumping to the NFL???
How stupid.

Boiby Bowden

September 13th, 2011
11:56 am

I have thought for some time that jawga fans should be culled out. After all, how can you improve the breed without getting rid of the weaker links. Centuries of in-breeding will only produce useless mutants like the jawga dawg mascot and the jawga fans. Anyone who has spent any time on a farm knows that. Oh, what? Called out, not culled out? Sorry, my bad.

WT

September 13th, 2011
11:56 am

@Ron Roberts: You wondered if those “few thousand who left could have raised their voices one more time and tipped the decibel-meter a notch higher and helped to cause a false start.” Perhaps, but given our history — distant & as recent as last week — I say that could be just as likely be to happen to our *own* team, thus stalling either of the two possible drives we wanted to make. Two problems I’m referring to here: (1) Dumb fans who don’t know to *not* yell when we’re on offense, and (2) Our persistent offensive line problems with false starts (No, none this weekend, but see Boise game where Richt had to go to silent count *in a friendly stadium* and many other home games over last several years).

Again, the Bradley column makes the point that, rather than in the early 2000s when we believed no matter what a Richt UGA team was always in it till it was over, we have seen and been *taught* to expect that something will go wrong. The little things don’t go our way nearly as often as they used to.

gbal

September 13th, 2011
11:56 am

Have to say too that even when things are good at UGA… The fans (as a whole) do not get behind the team as emphatically as other SEC schools. Yes we like the good times, but do the fans really go nuts like at LSU, UT, Bama, even in Columbia. We give the appearance of not riding the highs with intensity …. then riding the lows pretty bad.

Gotta support the kids for next years recruiting regardless of who is coaching next year.

db

September 13th, 2011
11:56 am

Seth Emerson said there was applause from the fans after the game when he was leaving the stadium.

ganana

September 13th, 2011
11:57 am

a fan sticks around as long as the team is winning, and looks good… a fan wears the colors, and chants the logo, to hear himself in the silence….. a fan waves to create a breeze, but folds in the heat……a follower supports the team and team leaders, a follower supports through wins and losses, highs and lows, good and bad, a follower stands tall in the silence, a follower loves the colors and has the logo tattooed on his heart, a follower knows that when the times get tough there are better days ahead, and stays to carry the down trodden til the better day arrives…..I am sick of the fans who can’t see the good being done in the midst of the smut being smeared…..if I was a player, I wouldn’t have much spirit, either, if all I could hear was junk about my coach, who is wallowing in the trenches with me week in and week out, and loves me when the fans get ugly….. shame on those who can only see good in terms of wins and losses, and can’t see the lives that are being affected and turned around by a coach that sees beyond football. We ARE Georgia, and we ARE better than this.

Richt`s Hammer

September 13th, 2011
11:57 am

NOt at all. When you live in trailors and pay $250.00 for a ticket the see the reverend make $3million a year and produce nothing it gets a bit weary.

TossSweep

September 13th, 2011
11:57 am

Speaking on an ESPN.com podcast prior to the South Carolina game and after a 35-21 loss to Boise State, McShay said Georgia has enough talent to be a 10-win team, but he was critical of its lack of discipline, a “vanilla offense” and an inability to make adjustments during the game on both offense and defense.

“All three aspects of which point to coaching,” he said. “I hate to say it. I’ve been thinking it for two-plus years now. Finally, when you start to look at it and piece it all together, I just think it’s becoming obvious. I think that this team consistently gets over-coached and the more coaches I talk to in the SEC that face off against Georgia are just not at all concerned about what they’re going to see from a schematic standpoint, the less I believe in this coaching staff with Mark Richt and his group.”

gbal

September 13th, 2011
11:58 am

Bradleys poll last week 61% said CMR should not be coaching this team

Independent (Published in ABH) 20% said he should go. Again…. AJC is UGA’s worst enemy.

Frank Lane

September 13th, 2011
11:59 am

I went to my first GA-FLA game at the age of six months, 66 years ago. I have always maintained that UGA fans are the worst in the SEC or least the top tier of the SEC. I am stunned by how much better the fans are at Alabama, LSU, FLA, TENN and AUB.

Last year, I was embarrassed by our team. This year, I have been embarrassed by our fans.

Clay

September 13th, 2011
11:59 am

Why is it if you recognize Richt isn’t getting the job done (look at his record the last few years, fewer wins each season and a pitiful record in the SEC and against ranked teams) then you “Hate the Dawgs” and aren’t “a real fan”? We love the Dawgs and do not want to accept the fact that UGA is back to being the 8 win program it was in the 90’s.

Richt did great things for the program from 2002 until 2007 or so; but, his record has been down hill ever since. How much losing must we accept just because we love Mark Richt so much?

Also, I am not a Georgia fan, I am a Georgia grad, BBA, ‘91. I remember going back to games in the mid-90’s and buying a ticket in front of the stadium for $10–I don’t want to get back to that point again.

Christian

September 13th, 2011
12:00 pm

Gotta say it was about the worst gameday experience I had at the Boise game and it had everything to do with my fellow UGA “fans” and the obnoxiousness of just about every single one of them. Every Boise fan I met (before the game, mind you) was very kind and excited about being in Atlanta and complementing everything about the game. Meanwhile, I cannot even begin to count the number of Dawg fans openly harrassing any Boise fan that walked by (shouting, swearing them out, other lewd/vulgar comments). Didn’t get any better during the game. That’s just classless, and impossible to defend when I hear others telling me “Georgia fans are completely obnoxious.”

It only got worse when the 3rd quarter was only HALF over and fans bailed for the exits. Yeah, Boise was tearing up the field and it looked bad, but c’mon…there were over 25:00 left in the game and fans were bailing all over. And the booing of our own team…I know people want to express their disdain, but if the team is performing poorly, then do you really think that booing our players off the field is going to help?

I don’t know how much of a factor the beer sales were at the Dome. I’m by no means a teetotaler, but I’ve personally written to the Chick-Fil-A folks and the UGA staff recommending that beer sales be avoided at future events. It’s good enough we get tanked before the game, we don’t need more drunks in the stands than we already have.

I am a UGA grad and proud Dawg but I’m finding more and more to dislike about the kind of UGA fans I see at games. Even overheard a group of mid 30’s guys chatting during a timeout at the Dome about what year they each went to UGA. The main joke they all seemed to share was “yeah, I guess I’m a 14th year sophomore” or something along those lines. Wow, that is so hilarious that the only thing you came away with from your UGA “education” was a drinking habit and season tickets. Really makes the Georgia crowd look good.

So when I read what Ivan Maisel had to say about the fans I couldn’t help but agree with it, to a certain point. I don’t think we need to be screeching from the opening kickoff, but raising the volume on the opposing offense and burning them up on 3rd down should be expected of the Georgia faithful. Ivan was only pointing out the truth, that we only got louder as we got desperate, and as the fans we are a vital part of the overall atmosphere to contribute to UGA’s success. When the opponent can’t hear over our volume, it does make a difference.

TallaDawg

September 13th, 2011
12:00 pm

DP- Did you see what the Auburn fans did when USU was up with only a few minutes left? They streamed out of the stadium. UGa fans have been conditioned that the conclusion is foregone. IF the team proved them wrong ONE TIME by holding on or coming back it would be totally different. Contrary to popular belief, fans make very little difference in the outcomes of the games. The coaches and players (both teams) determine the outcomes.

"fair weather fan"

September 13th, 2011
12:02 pm

Dawg Alumni here. Kind of funny how wanting to win more than anything else makes you a “turncoat”–or “fair weather” fan. I spent over 4 years at UGA and am Proud of my Bulldog heritage so proud that my daughter is a student there now. So how are any of you going to tell me that I am a fair weather fan for wanting to win. I’m not talking about promises, not effort, not heart—-a simple “W”. We have been beaten like a drum by FL how many years now? Why in the world does questioning coaching methods make you a fair weather fan? If I was a coach I’d hear any and all ideas–to win–because that’s all there is. That is what a coach is there to attain. So wanting to win makes me less of a Dawg than any of you. You might want to think again, We are the ones that pay the tuition that allows our institution to function. So how about trying to be great–instead of really good. Sick of hearing people on here say well you do well you can go 8 and 3 and salvage your season–we do that and guess what–we’ll be the same we have been for the last 3 years. It seems all we do is play catchup football because you can’t mount a sustained offensive drive with ball control.

Conrad

September 13th, 2011
12:03 pm

Without a doubt, Greg McGarity shold have had some kind of gameplan for getting the crowd into early. Richt’s focus was on coaching, not crowd control. That’s on the AD. This AD just doesn’t seem to know how to win. AD’s should know, crowd gets loud when opposition off has the ball, quiet, when our offense has the ball. I saw some cheerleaders holding loud signs, and some scoreboard cues, but it was as quiet as a mouse.

I also think Mark Richt spoiled the fans with the six 10 wins seasons, and two #2 finishes early on. Now fans, think it’s easy to dial up 10 win seasons. The SEC responded to Richt’s dominance by getting better coaches and facilities, it’s harder to win 10 games now, ask Urban Meyer last year.

Hounddogman

September 13th, 2011
12:04 pm

Georgia has some of the best fans in the world. But, the bad ones they have are the worst of the worst. The difference between one of the whinny fans and a colicky baby is that eventually the baby will stop crying…

WDE

September 13th, 2011
12:04 pm

@PMC did you just get up this morning and decide to be stupid or do you really think UGA fans could be any more passionate about football without it ending in bloodshed…that was a great example of a poorly thought out post…@SpurrierOwns you won the game a tip of the hat to the toughness of Garcia and Lattimore the way they kept getting up after getting pounded was worthy of all SEC Kudo’s..however when you lay your feathered little head down to sleep at night…does the thought that your only hope of a SEC title depends on keeping Garcia healthy…and sober make you toss and turn ??

xdawg70

September 13th, 2011
12:04 pm

1. Why does anyone care to discuss what Ivan Maisel thinks of Georgia’s fans? The fans are not the issue, the decline in UGA’s football success and stature is the issue, and why a $3 million coach cannot change its direction.
2. To believe that today’s college football players are giving their all for Good Ol’ U of Ga and the satisfaction of 50-year-old white guys who never outgrew pledging a frat in their sophomore year is naive at best. These players don’t care what you think, or whether you leave early or not.

I-DOG

September 13th, 2011
12:08 pm

Law Dawg:

A 56-17 bulldog win sure would have been nice, but it didn’t happen. The reality is we shot ourselves in the foot and lost again.

Richt’s run rom 2002 to 2007 was special. I remember those olden days fondly. I was also at the CU game last year and the Boise State game this year, Georgia was soundly outcoached in both and sadly the last time we played well against a good team was 2007. Those were good days and this is the worst three year run by a Dawg team since the 50’s. Assuming we don’t run the table, we are looking at a minimun of 14 losses over the last three seasons. Other than Goff’s start of 16 losses in the early 90’s nobody has done less at Georgia since the 1950’s in a 3 year span than the current regime. Goff went 9-3 in his 3rd year and I think it is only fair that we acknowledge that Goff inherited a program devoid of talent and his first two years and 13 losses were PARTIALLY a product of Dooley knowing that 1988 was a good time to get. Though he was left with a bare cupboard we actually lost a lot of close games in 1989.

Goff beat Florida once in his short tenure, Donnan did the same in his short tenure, Richt only twice in 11 seasons and counting.

Harry Dawg

September 13th, 2011
12:12 pm

blah blah blah

support Richt

September 13th, 2011
12:12 pm

CMR has the 2nd highest winning percentage in Georgia Bulldog history. He has taken us to heights we have not been to since VD. It’s amazing how quick fans are to forget whats has been done and are only worried about here and now. It’s very easy to criticize CMR but I would love to see one of you CMR haters coach. The fans want to blame CMR for bad recruiting, try blaming yourselves. I wouldn’t want to go to a College where the fans are always bad mouthing the coach either. Grow up and support the team or find another coattail to ride on.

Conrad

September 13th, 2011
12:15 pm

McGarity’s old fashioned approach to crowd control isn’t working. The marching band was playing too much, at other big programs you get Metallica blasting through the sound system. Let the marching band play at halftime, then let’s rock that sound system.

roughrider

September 13th, 2011
12:15 pm

I would not be surprised if the powers that be at UGA have started looking for someone to replace Richt.

Conrad

September 13th, 2011
12:16 pm

Bear Bryant won 1 game in his 10th season as a head coach. It could be worse.

Dawg Tell

September 13th, 2011
12:17 pm

The next six games will decide if CMR stays at UGA.Lose two of the six and a change will be made at the end of the season.Lose to Gators and GT, the whole bulldawg nation will be unbearable.

A reader

September 13th, 2011
12:18 pm

The so-called fans left the stadium while UGA was mounting a comeback. How pathetic. A true fan would never leave the stadium before the end of the game no matter how bad the team looks. And to leave when the team still had a chance to win is simply disgusting.

harold

September 13th, 2011
12:18 pm

RICHT HAS LOST 13 GAMES IN THE LAST TWO YEARS. ONLY VANDY HAS DONE WORSE.

HE IS 14-15 IN HIS LAST 29 GAMES. HE IS 1-9 AGAINST RANKED TEAMS!

UGA HAS SETTLED FOR MEDIOCRITY!

IT IS TIME FOR RICHT TO GO!

Billy Ray

September 13th, 2011
12:19 pm

Give Mark Richt a chance, at least see what the rest of the season turns into…

Fire Mark Richt

September 13th, 2011
12:20 pm

“Calling out” Georgia fans smacks of blaming the crime victim. Fans pay good money to see the game, and haven’t received a good product in return.

Georgia fans have always been a bit sedate compared to other places. We’re more of a pants and button-down shirt crowd as opposed to say, a jorts and t-shirt crowd (UF) or a bourbon and coke crowd (LSU). Sanford Stadium is a beautiful, tradition-rich stadium, but it has never been accused of being a snakepit.

And who can blame any fan from staying away from these joke cupcake games that have become all the rage in recent years. I remember it was not that long ago when Auburn and Florida were scorned for playing early season cupcakes – one of them played Pacific one year in the 90s – and now everyone’s doing it.

Something tells me that Georgia fans would get just a tad more excited if Clemson were still coming to town. Coastal Carolina isn’t even worth the hassle.

A Flea and Tick collar

September 13th, 2011
12:20 pm

Bill king…..

Matt

September 13th, 2011
12:20 pm

Maisel can kiss my butt. They looked better?? Really?? How? Instead of looking lost, incompetent, and unprepared they gave up 28 pts off turnovers and a fake play (where a 280 lb d-lineman chugged 70 yards un touched)??? That’s like saying a girl is the best looking in an ugly contest.

Seriously? What reason should there have been optimism in the crowd before the game??

GA Mangus' Fire Hydrant

September 13th, 2011
12:22 pm

SpurrierOwns, I cannot believe you seriously just wrote that garbage. Nothing could be farther from the truth. I’ve watched the game now three times. One time drunk, and two times sober. I think GA dominated SC, and totally outplayed them. Take away the fake punt, and Murray’s bumbling errors and you have a 45-20 UGA win.

Special Teams – SC scored on a fake punt and kicked a 49 yard FG. UGA had a large number of return yards that helped sustain drives. Brandon Boykin and Smith both had great KO and punt returns.

Defense – SC game up 42 points! How is that good defense? Your secondary is terrible! UGA game up about 20 points from the SC OFFENSE.

Offense – UGA was WAY better. Sure Lattimore had 176 yards, but Crowell had 140 all purpose and Murray had close to 300 yards passing. Yes, he made some huge mistakes…..there’s no denying that.

Garcia dominated? What game were you watching? He had a QB sneak from like the 5 that was set up by a fumble return for 58 yards. He also threw 2 picks.

Spurrier owns UGA at SC? He’s 3-4 vs. GA while at SC. That’s owning someone?

SpurrierOwns

September 13th, 2011
12:23 pm

Don’t yall wish you had gotten Spurrier or Saban when you had the chance? 2 of the greatest coaches of all time were available in the last few years, and Georgia didn’t even try to get either one. Now both of those coaches represent a guaranteed whupping for the Dogs when they show up on the schedule. Instead, Georgia chose to stick with one of Bobby Bowden’s tirds he shat so many of.

georgedawg

September 13th, 2011
12:23 pm

Right on, brother. Lets support our teams effort to get better and become the team we all hope they will. McGarity will decide based on all the important factors, I trust that, what to do about coaching at the end of the year. Whatever the case, this is our team and our players, we’ve really got some incredible young talent and a new attitude. The changes we’ve been crying for have been made – now lets give them a chance to start showing up on the scorebard.GO DAWGS.

correct

September 13th, 2011
12:23 pm

he is correct. most fans just want a coaching change no matter the coast. i say lets get behind the dawgs for the rest of this year. yall might be suprised. stop sitting on your hands at games and just going to be seen. let real fans go who will actully support the team. after all you do call your selves (fans) right?

correct

September 13th, 2011
12:24 pm

good job georgedawg

Mean Machine

September 13th, 2011
12:24 pm

Typical of ESPN taking jabs at Georgia fans. You take any major program in college football, especially the SEC, and you go .500 over the last 28 games, and you see how those fans would react. I believe our fans have been more than patient with the sub-par performance. And I’m tired of ESPN attacking Georgia fans for not being more supportive. I remember when Donnan was fired, and the Gameday crew were critical of Georgia fans then, saying they had unrealistic expectations. Pure garbage! Georgia should be a top 5 program, it has all the necessary ingredients. And Richt knows this! The truth is, ESPN loves nothing more than a good “hot seat” story. They are in the entertainment business, and rumors and gossip sells.

Ralph

September 13th, 2011
12:24 pm

Hard to be a fan of undisciplined thugs.

It will take a new hardnosed coaching staff and 4 years to recruit student athletes instead of thugs, and change the philosophy of thUGA football.

Dawg Cop

September 13th, 2011
12:25 pm

Waaaa waaa waa…UGA has the worst “fanbase” in the nation. I am sick and tired of these classless crybabies who boast of spending their “money” at a game! Half you fools have never been to a game outisde of Directv @ the trailer park social club. If you have EVER followed UGA football we have been lucky to have Dooley and Richt! Give the guy a chance to turn it around, don’t hammer the program two games into a season. The fairweather fans are like leeches or a viris trying to suck the life out of UGA football! If you can’t wait until the end of the season then get off the UGA train. I pray to God these players see what jackmunches you “fans” are and they play for the only people who matter, the guys standing next to them in the trenches, not a joke of a “fanbase”.

Rosco Coltrain

September 13th, 2011
12:25 pm

What was the last big game that UGA has won? When I say big, I mean over a top 15-20 team. Pathetic.

Fire Mark Richt

September 13th, 2011
12:26 pm

And all you need to know about the current state of Georgia football – many fans consider almost beating South Carolina to be a moral victory. Yes, South Carolina, a school that even under Steve Spurrier loses at least 5 times every year. A school that thinks its 58% winning percentage under Spurrier is special (he would have been fired at Georgia and most SEC schools after the ‘07 season).

Think our standards might have slipped a bit?

SpurrierOwns

September 13th, 2011
12:27 pm

Lattimore 176 yards – ran ALL OVER them pathetic dogs!!!!
Crowell 118 yards

Rushing – Dogs DOMINATED by BIG LATTIMORE C0CK!

correct

September 13th, 2011
12:28 pm

like dawg cop

CAhopkins

September 13th, 2011
12:28 pm

CMR is the best thing out there – he is an asset to the school and I hope he stays with UGA for another 11 years -

LAKE OCONEE DAWG

September 13th, 2011
12:29 pm

WHO IS THIS MAISEL GUY??? WHAT DOES HE KNOW ABOUT INGREDIENTS TO MAKE A FOOTBALL TEAM??? IF HE DOESN’T KNOW ANYMORE THAN THE REST OF THE ESPN CREW, THEN WHY LISTEN TO HIM….OLE BILL’S GIVING HIM CREDENCE, CAUSE HE IS TRYING TO BUILD A CASE AGAINST COACH RICHT AND THE OTHER COACHES…IF I WAS A GEORGIA COACH AND OLE BILL CAME AROUND, I WOULD HEAD IN ANOTHER DIRECTION…TO CALL HIM A TURNCOAT MIGHT BE TOO NICE….SHAME ON YOU BILL, LET THE SEASON AND WHATEVER WILL HAVE PLAY OUT WITHOUT YOU GETTING YOUR $.10 WORTH OF INFLUENCE INVOLVED….YOU REMIND ME A LOT OF THE ATLANTA SPORTSWRITERS, IF YOU CAN CALL THEM THAT…THEY GO TO GREAT LENGTHS TO ACT AS IF THEY ARE BEING FAIR, WHILE ALL THE TIME STICKING THE KNIFE IN AND SECOND GUESSING EVERYTHING….THEIR SOULS ARE WITH THE GUYS WHO SIT AND WATCH AND CRITIQUE AND CRITICIZE, AND HAVE NEVER ACTUALLY BEEN IN THE ARENA WHERE THE COMPETITION GOES ON…..

Fletcher Helms

September 13th, 2011
12:29 pm

The Dawgs offense gave the game away on turn overs and points, what is there to crow about? Who is in charge of the offense? Richt and Bozo, the clown.

Dawg Tired

September 13th, 2011
12:30 pm

So it has come to this: We lose at home to a team we have traditionally dominated by literally giving them 21 points (arguabley 28) and we are supposed to be happy because the team played hard in its SEC opener at home. As Bradley stated earlier this week, the loss to South Carolina was to a clearly less talented team. Explain how this is supposed to be encouraging. I just don’t like Kool-Aid, I guess.