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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529 comments Add your comment

McDawg

September 13th, 2011
10:32 am

wah wah wah–i want my BCS trophy wah

DANG

September 13th, 2011
10:33 am

DANG

September 13th, 2011
10:33 am

General Ledger

September 13th, 2011
10:34 am

I think the fans were just apprehensive since the Boise game was so bad and the ones that were leaving were just fed up with all the mistakes. But, the stadium was full, so the support is there. If the fans didn’t care, these message boards wouldn’t be filled up.

DANG

September 13th, 2011
10:35 am

maybe if Maisle watched this team under these coaches over the past three years he would understand….

Paul H

September 13th, 2011
10:38 am

I think fans generally feel better about the Dogs right now than I EVER could’ve predicted given a loss to SC in a “must win” game. Seems the majority of the fans agree with Maisel in his assessment of the team right now.

But there is zero room left for moral victories. Have to beat the Mississippi’s to get some momentum going into Knoxville.

JaxDawg05

September 13th, 2011
10:39 am

Never thought I’d see the day when Georgia Bulldog fans would be compared to fickle, what have you done for me lately Florida Gator fans. Trust me Bill. All the loyal Dawg fans are where we always were, right behind their coach and team. We are Georgia.

Calhoundawg

September 13th, 2011
10:40 am

Losing a few games won’t hurt recruiting. Listening to a bunch of spoiled, whiny fans will. God Bless Coach Richt. God Bless georgia. Go Dawgs !!!!

DawginLex

September 13th, 2011
10:41 am

I agree 100% with Maisel.

Booing and moaning and groaning and whining does not help one bit. All it does is make you look like an idiot and takes the kids spirit down the tubes.

Those kids played their guts out last week.

Mistakes were made and it cost us the game.

McGarity is making a week to week evaluation. It is his job to do so and he takes it very seriously.

The best thing we can do is fill the stadium and support this team and let the results speak.

McGarity will make the right call at the end of the year.

Brandon

September 13th, 2011
10:44 am

I think some of the criticism is warranted. People don’t seem to take note that the SC game showed a real culture change in Athens which most coaches couldn’t pull off. Last year’s team would have been blown out had the game gone that way last year. Mistakes will get corrected and they will go on a run…GO DAWGS!!!

Top Row Dawg

September 13th, 2011
10:46 am

I’m hanging in there, bringing some new fans. Good opportunity for the casual fan to come have a Georgia experiance as we get back in the win column and salvage season.

juvenal

September 13th, 2011
10:46 am

one thing i have to say, never see your fans who leave early be wrong…….

JDawg

September 13th, 2011
10:48 am

I read the article yesterday and I though Maisel was way off base. Considering what we’ve been through the past two years, I felt the fans did an excellent job. In my section folks were standing most of the game and cheering hard.

Was it Auburn Black-out loud, no, but it was much better than what I was expecting after the Boise State Game. I was anxious about us even filling the seats and was very glad to see everyone come out and support the team.

For the first time in a couple of games, the team gave us something to cheer about. And I think the Dawg fans answered.

TBone

September 13th, 2011
10:49 am

I have quit going to see the Dawgs in Athens mainly because of the tackiness of the fans. I attended UGA during Hershel’s reign and friends that attended Clemson, Auburn, Tech, South Carolina etc. always harped on the obnoxiousness of UGA fans; I never really understood what they were talking about. The last game I saw was Arkansas last year and I will never forget the UGA fan in the end zone that saluted the Hogs by extending his middle finger and yelled FU to opponent at the end of the game. What a class act.

DLDawg

September 13th, 2011
10:50 am

These ‘moral victories’ mean nothing to a team and fans that expect ’scoreboard victories.’ Also ‘moral victories’ do not help much when this team is 1 and 9 against top 25 teams lately. So something or someone has got to change so this team, which has the talent, can turn this around and compete for a SEC title.

John, the real UGA fan

September 13th, 2011
10:51 am

Yes, I agree with you 100%. UGA fans are soooo fickle. Many of the most vocal ones are too drunk to find their seats. There are still loyal UGA fans. I”m one of them.
Just notice that these comments were made by someone who could be objective and in the know.
Instant gratification is growing rampant in college sports as well as our nation. This is just a symptom of the state of affairs in the USA.
Go, Dawgs!

All I hear from CMR...

September 13th, 2011
10:52 am

…is the same thing my kids hear when I talk to them, and that is BLAH, BLAH, BLAH – when we want Maisal’s opinion we will ask for it…

DLDawg

September 13th, 2011
10:53 am

and GOOO Dawgs!

I-DOG

September 13th, 2011
10:53 am

We are 7-10 in SEC play (including games against Vandy and KY) because our fans our bad?

I don’t like booing and I don’t like leaving early (unless maybe you have a young child with you like a 5 year old at their first UGA game), but Bill, lets not blame the customer for the poor product.

Lew

September 13th, 2011
10:54 am

Problem is that there are always signs of greatness from this team. They just can’t put it all together. Go Dawgs!

Pat Bound

September 13th, 2011
10:54 am

I’m pretty sure East Carolina played #12 South Carolina and #13 Virginia Tech in their first 2 weeks. So let’s stop bringing the Top 25 thing up. Also Richt and McGarrity scheduled that Boise game so it’s not like that came at the worst possible time.

Also what was worse about that loss was that South Carolina played terrible and Georgia played really well (compared to week 1) – and they still couldn’t get it done. Taking moral victories after a loss to SOUTH CAROLINA is definitely something new.

And I still can't believe some of the bozos on these blogs...

September 13th, 2011
10:54 am

…who still think BVG leaving UGA is when the downfall began…yeah Freedawg, I am talkiing to you…

59bulldawg

September 13th, 2011
10:58 am

It’s easy to come away with a skewed picture if you just pop into Athens for a single game. He needs to do a great deal more research before giving anyone any advice.

I-DOG

September 13th, 2011
10:59 am

Why is Aaron Murray like all Arab nations other than Egypt?

He doesn’t recognize the existance of Israel (troupe that is). He had Izzy wide open on a 10 yard out, but instead Murray chose to throw into double coverage in the middle of the field for a crucial turnover.

I actually like Murray quite a bit and think he can become a good QB, I don’t think he has played well in big games thus far in his career. I wish we would run 2 planned running plays for him each half as it would add an entirely new dimension to our offense and I think it would be successful.

Apologies to Murray and his family for the joke, I just couldn’t resist a little levity in these dark times for UGA football.

jarvis

September 13th, 2011
10:59 am

I have two choices as a sports consumer when I’m displeased with what the way things are going.

1. Boo
2. Stop donating and buying tickets.

I’m pretty sure I know which one the Athletic Department would prefer.

harold

September 13th, 2011
11:00 am

THE FACTS:
FACT: RICHT IS 14-15 IN HIS LAST 29 GAMES?
FACT:RICHT 1-9 VERSUS RANKED OPPONENTS HIS LAST 10 GAMES?
FACT: RICHT HAS NOT BEEN TO THE SEC TITLE GAME IN SIX YEARS?
FACT: RICHT CONSISTENTLY HAS TOP 10 RECRUITING CLASSES BUT UGA IS NEVER TOP 10
FACT: RICHT SHOULD HAVE HIRED JOHN CHAVIS “IMMEDIATELY” AFTER HE LEFT UT?
FACT: RICHT HAS NOT WON A BCS TITLE LIKE TENNESSEE, BAMA, FLA. LSU?
FACT: HE HAS NEVER PLAYED FOR THE TITLE?
FACT: KIRBY SMART “REJECTED” RICHT/UGA TO STAY WITH A CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM?
FACT: GEORGIA HAS ONE OF THE WORST COACHING STAFF’S IN THE SEC!
FACT: UGA TALKS DREAM TEAMS WHILE BAMA, LSU, AUB, FLA, WIN THEM!
FACT: RICHT SHOULD HAVE TERMINATED BOBO AFTER UCF LOSS?
FACT: UGA FANS ARE GETTING CAUGHT UP IN “EFFORT” & COMPETING NOT WINS? WHY?
FACT: MARK RICHT IS A NICE MAN!
FACT: UNFORTUNATELY IT IS TIME FOR RICHT TO GO!

Sam Robards, Dawg Fan

September 13th, 2011
11:01 am

I think Maisel’s right. The fans need to get their heads out of their @sses. Yeah, it sucks to lose, but when you come in to the game with that attitude (as was the case here), it shows.

And it affects the players and coaches. A huge part of football is the mental component, and when your fans are just as likely to slap you as hug you, it affects how you play.

As I said, we may lose, but it shouldn’t be in part because the fans showed up with a sense of apathy or pessimism.

True fans don’t give up on their team, players or coaches. All coaches face downturns. No team is perfect all the time. And every player makes mistakes. The fans are supposed to support their team through thick and thin and not let records or anything else stop them, ESPECIALLY if you’re physically at the game.

I haven’t been able to go between the hedge since 2004, and it pretty much makes me sick when fans leave games early because we’re losing.

Sorry to go on a rant, but crappy fan support really chaps my @ss…

Let the young men play

September 13th, 2011
11:02 am

The next UGA coach should get about 6 million dollars a year. 100 k to coach the team and another 5.9 million for him and his family to put up with the Bulldog Nation.

duronimo

September 13th, 2011
11:02 am

So the Georgia fan base needs to prove something to a writer who liked the way Georgia lost? Georgia fans span generations. It’s not one game …. it’s the body of work that’s under scrutiny. Over the past two years, only Vanderbilt has had a worse record in the SEC. UGA fans are reacting to facts not the single game impressions of a drunken writer. We own no one an explanation. But, go ahead and kiss his “football expert” butt if you are so inclined.You already have egg on your face by taking this seriously.

Dontsufferfools

September 13th, 2011
11:04 am

This is what happens when losing starts….more opinions than points. I’m not sure how an occasional visitor to any stadium can judge a fan base. Georgia fans have long been “show me first” fans. Going ballistic before kickoff in competition with pregame video board never helps anyway. During the SC game the stadium got as loud as I have ever heard it several times.

Kramer

September 13th, 2011
11:05 am

I am a die hard UGA fan and my opinion is we are full of fans who know nothing about the game, expect every year to be a National title and anything not close to this result is failure and we should fire the coach. This team is young, real young and if anyone thinks Richt getting fired will help this program you are a complete idiot! Ask yourself this, how many players would we lose from last years class and how many will we lose for the 2012 class that is building nicely? Not to mention, who would replace Richt? For once someone at ESPN is right and the idiots need to get an understanding of what is best for our future or go jump on the Alabama of LSU bandwaggon.

like I see it

September 13th, 2011
11:06 am

I agree with I-Dog, don’t blame the buyer for the poor product. I graduated in 95 and am a die hard Dawg, but the talk of ‘heading in the right direction’ gets old, at some point you have to reach the destination. Go Dawgs!

Dawgy Due

September 13th, 2011
11:07 am

I agree with this gentlemans assessment. Georgia has plenty of talent. Mistakes costs us this game.

Sam Robards, Dawg Fan

September 13th, 2011
11:07 am

To kinda follow up on this, there’s really nothing to get depressed about. It’s a game, for goodness sake. Whether we win or lose doesn’t determine whether or not you keep your job, have kids or get married. It doesn’t affect your spiritual standing because, let’s be honest, God doesn’t care about college football.

So for those of you getting morose, lighten up!

Alphare

September 13th, 2011
11:07 am

CMR has a much better record than Dooley, yet most UGA fans treat Dooley like some kind of god figure.

If Dooley can stay as UGA head coach for 25 years, why would you guys question CMR’s job?

BTW, Dooley became AD after coaching, how do you guys plan to keep CMR?

The Ghost of Wally Butts

September 13th, 2011
11:07 am

Well, what if…instead of booing, we emulated the current UGA players?

We could grow our hair long, beat our chests – even after lousy plays – and happily dance up and down to gansta rap music, even while behind on the scoreboard.

Would that make the ESPN expert happy?

icallbs

September 13th, 2011
11:08 am

Some sportswriter does a fly-by and makes a judgement based on a one-game experience. I have been a consistent Richt supporter. I am still hopeful he can turn it around, but to suggest that the fans have no basis for concern is incredibly ignorant of recent history and some hard facts, like say win-loss records including total games, SEC, against ranked teams, etc. About all we have to hold on to right now is that we beat GT almost every year – big whup.

At some point the head coach HAS to be accountable. We’re there.

KeepDreaming

September 13th, 2011
11:08 am

Yes, I do believe UGA fans can be fair-weathered at times, but I do believe most of the “Mark Richt Hot Seat” talks stems from the MEDIA! The media is constantly looking for story lines, so why not hype up the Mark Richt hot seat talk? That will get the Bulldog faithful all rowdy, and the rest of the country listening! Fact is that if Richt ends up leaving UGA, he will have no problem getting another job at another fine program in the country. However, I do believe that Richt will retain his job, and possibly still lead us to the SEC Championship Game (we wont beat Bama or LSU). Still a pretty good season IMO.

It is really doubtful that the sellout...

September 13th, 2011
11:09 am

…streak is continued this weekend, unless the university lies – there are so many tickets on craigslist by season ticket holders and no one is buying from there, so the chance that those other 500 tickets returned by CC being sold is slim to none…so, it appears the streak is over, unless somebody lies. I have two excellent seats that I cannot use (I have to go to a wedding), and I cannot even give them away to this game…

But, I also have excellent tickets to the Clemson/Auburn game and I can’t seem to give them away, either (see previous wedding reason).

Finally, and who would have thunk it, but I have tickets to the Tech/KS game, too, and I was able to sell them…

Not a good weekend for me with this dang wedding…

treyingeorgia

September 13th, 2011
11:09 am

Why would anyone want Mullen is beyond me…. I don’t like his spread offense either– just another variation of the high school offense at Tech. You can’t play major college football and have extended success with that offense… and Florida was the exception to a degree, a once in a generation team with a QB whose talents fit like a glove… Georgia fans are tired of undisciplined, lack of fundamentals and stupid play… that is the issue we all have… When a defensive back plays 8-10 yrds off the ball in a weak azz zone my grandmother could catch a ball in that’s a problem.. penalties, blown assignments that is the issue we have… enough of the chest thumping antics when you make a play your supposed to make…. that’s the crap we are tired of seeing..

TXDawg3

September 13th, 2011
11:10 am

Nevertheless, maybe the UGA fans that are so utterly critical should take a moment and reflect…

No real DAWG fan likes what has happened to our beloved team over the last three years, but how is whining like a sick puppy going to help? How is verbally assaulting our coaches and players on a daily basis going to provide a positive impact?

For those that want to get rid of the coaching staff, what would your life look like if all of your wants and desires happened (I can’t help but think of Garth Brooks song “Unanswered Prayers” here)?
What if you get your way? What would UGA look like then? What if that coach doesn’t meet your
expectations in a short time frame? What if the same degree of criticism was applied to your life and job? Would you still be standing? Be honest with yourself…

Exhortation in the form of encouragement will have a greater impact than hostile criticism.

Stafford Infection

September 13th, 2011
11:11 am

Great Article! Simple yet unfortunate fact: UGA fans are unsupportive of Mark Richt. Why? Because he spoiled us. and we weren’t used to it. All through the 80’s (post 82) and 90’s the Dawgs barely kept their heads above water in the SEC, then Richt comes in and changes the entire culture of the program. We start winning 10 games a year, getting to SEC Championships, and playing in BCS bowls. Now, what does he get for his effort? Unloyal, ‘johnny come lately,’ fans whose lack of historical reference is only exceeded by their lack of formal education. All true dawg fans hang in there, we will have a good season yet.

Drago

September 13th, 2011
11:11 am

I think complaining and whining have become the “in vogue” thing to do. Sports radio and ESPN are leading the way in giving fans the half of the facts that are exciting and most impactful. There are some things that need fixing, but the one factor that leads to success in anything is consistency especially in the coaching staff. Things still have a chance to get better. But, we throw the baby out with the bathwater and things will get a lot worse before they get better.

pragmatic

September 13th, 2011
11:11 am

Bottom line the dogs are middle of the pack in the SEC East and probably lower half in the SEC. The fans are good, games are sold out and fans still give generously to the program. Not many schools would squack at the budget generated at UGA. With the teams recent record against good teams I think there is no way to fault the fans. Look at the Costal Carolina game this week. It is sold out and nobody can imagine it being anything but a scrimmage. To get people to put out a few hundred bucks to take the family to a game like this says something.

Stafford Infection

September 13th, 2011
11:14 am

Sold out and FULL are two very different things.

Cody

September 13th, 2011
11:15 am

Look maybe 30% are at the game for the social event and to tailgate with old friends. I could care less if they leave and go back to the little tents and start drinking and talking about the play calling. There are still a vast majority of the fans who support the team and will stay till the end-

BuzzsawDawg

September 13th, 2011
11:15 am

Agree with earlier poster that anyone criticizing the fan base in general had better have the perspective of the entire Richt reign. He is a fine person and someone you want to have as the face of your program, but the trends of the past few years are very disheartening. The SC game was yet another example of a team finding a way to lose, overcoming what was an overall great effort.

Unless you’ve poured your heart (and money) into this program for the past 4-5 years, at the least, you can’t fully appreciate the UGA fan’s perspective right now. And btw, as a long-standing season ticket holder and attendee, I thought Sanford was still rocking until SC’s final first down made it a fait accompli.

booo-urns!

September 13th, 2011
11:15 am

Maisel is a clown. Nice objective analysis there bozo.

Dustin

September 13th, 2011
11:16 am

I have been very embarassed by UGA fans the last few years. I have come to the conclusion, we have some of the worst fans in the SEC and they use the game as an excuse to get drunk. These are young men playing a sport and should never be booed by their own fans. If you don’t want to support the program, don’t by the tickets, but don’t boo your players!!

alanier

September 13th, 2011
11:16 am

Enter your comments here

the real problem

September 13th, 2011
11:17 am

mark richt needs to keep the hammer down and win. he hasn’t been doing that lately…so we have problems. if he can’t do this, he needs to go. it’s really simple, folks.

treyingeorgia

September 13th, 2011
11:17 am

I don’t care what anyone says, coaching has always been an issue at UGA especially on the defensive side of the ball. You’ve got a track team on defense and your playing zone the majority of the time. What’s wrong with this picture.

Same with offense… spread the field run quick passes, slants, quick draws and what do they do instead. They consistently try and run a 15 to 25 yard out that take’s 3-5 seconds to develop…

Like I said lack of coaching is the issue…

cajdawg

September 13th, 2011
11:18 am

I don’t agree with Maisel.

What is happening to our fan base isn’t uncommon in this type of losing circumstance. There are some fans that are content with mediocrity and they have a longer fuse with respect to making a coaching change. Other fans like me say enough is enough. This really gets to the heart of what UGA football is (or should be): are we a perenial top ten football power with multiple attempts at SEC and national championships per decade or are we OK with being a middle of the road SEC team hoping and praying to beat the likes of Boise F…g state and South Carolina (who had 5 losses last year and looked sloppy as hell against East Carolina)?

Castle Pines Canine

September 13th, 2011
11:19 am

If you are stupid enough to pull against your own team, then what the Tech people say is correct. You only have to be dumb to get into UGA. I suppose that most of you people on this blog didn’t go to UGA anyway. However; if you are stupid enough to pull against your own team, then here is your sign, and you can’t fix stupid.!

UGA Alumnus

September 13th, 2011
11:22 am

•It’s true, UGA has one of the worst fan bases I’ve ever witnessed. And honestly, I don’t think it’s going to change.

•We are fickle and bail on our team game after game and season after season.

•Why is that? I think it’s because we are delusional. We come into every season expecting an SEC and BCS Championship and if we lose one game then the sky is falling on the Bulldog Nation.

DAWGS forever

September 13th, 2011
11:23 am

Great comments Dustin. Come on guys let’s get behind this team. We can and will finish 10-2 if we can beat MSU in a few weeks.

GO DAWGS!

UGA Alumnus

September 13th, 2011
11:23 am

•The only thing we as a fan base have control of in this football program is the quality of our fandom. Why don’t we try improving that, and leave improving the football team up to the coaches.
•And who knows, maybe, just maybe we can help these Dawgs win some football games with our loud and unflinching support.
•It takes heart and loyalty to stand up and cheer for your team and get them back on their feet when their down.
•Come On Dawg Nation! This is a call to arms!
•Go Dawgs!

TXDawg3

September 13th, 2011
11:25 am

Harold…the majority of your “FACTS” are simply opinions. All of your comments are welcome and critically open for interpretation; some have historical relevance and can be verified as accurate, while other seem to be a reflection of your frustration. Please learn to distinguish between the two when you make assertions.

WT

September 13th, 2011
11:27 am

I was one of those fans that got up to leave *while* Melvin Ingram was running the ball in for SC’s final TD, before they’d kicked the extra point. No, I’m not there for a social experience, but yes, beating the traffic was a primary concern. I did feel a little silly when we scored before I’d even gotten outside the stadium, but I continued anyway. I thought Mark Bradley’s column yesterday nailed it, explaining why deep down I felt like the chance to see us come back and win wasn’t worth the ordeal of struggling to get home: I just didn’t think we’d be able to overcome our own mess-ups, that we’d play perfectly enough those last 3-something minutes when we hadn’t yet in the game, or in a while.

I’m optimistic, but I’m a realist too. I missed about a minute of exciting play and got out before you couldn’t move. I think it was a good decision…

Dawgs fans have all way been band wagon fans

September 13th, 2011
11:27 am

when uga wins,coach mark richt is the best coach, glad georgia has coach richt. when uga lose or get behind, fire coach richt and every body at half time.then they chant hire kirby smart….dan mullen.. stay classy uga fans!

THE DUDE

September 13th, 2011
11:27 am

HAROLD HAD IT RIGHT ON, IF WE GET RID OF BO BO, AND GRANTHAM AND LET RICHT CALL THE PLAYS OF OLD, THEN LET HIM STAY. OTHERWISE WE HAVE BECOME THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE SEC. NOW LETS GET HER DONE. 10-4.

Castle Pines Canine

September 13th, 2011
11:28 am

thanks TX dog I’m tired of this BS from fair weather dogs too!

alanier

September 13th, 2011
11:28 am

Enter your comments here I love Georgia and I am sorry to say that most of our fans are fair weather fans. GO DAWGS and hang in there COACH!

Castle Pines Canine

September 13th, 2011
11:30 am

Harold didn’t have it right on there DUDE, just 3 facts the rest a purely dumb opinion. You can’t fix stupid, so send BOBO packing

LawDawg

September 13th, 2011
11:30 am

Stafford Infection is right on the money. While UGA may be middling in the SEC the last 2+ years, the run from 2002-2007 is completely unmatched in UGA history other than the Herschel years. Richt needs to be given a legitimate chance to turn the program around because he is the only coach that ever brought a 6 year run of greatness to the program.

If we drop Richt, I have a feeling we will be just like TN when they got rid of Fulmer. They dropped a coach who was hugely successful in the past in the hopes of getting a hot coaching commodity (Kiffin). How has that worked out for them so far?

The problem is that the obnoxious complainers on this blog are likely teenagers for the most part whose only frame of reference for the UGA football program is 2002 on. Anyone who remembers the late 80s and 90s knows how lucky we are now, particularly since the offense and defense (without its best player) wiped the floor with SC. If Murray had protected the ball better and if the fake punt had not worked, we were looking at a 56-17 victory. The SC game was evidence that things are going in the right direction. Granted the Liberty Bowl and the BS game represented a nadir for the program, but this may be a good to great season yet.

Lindsey

September 13th, 2011
11:31 am

I think Maisel has a great point, reading all the negative comments from so called Dawg fans it is really disappointing. I hate that we lost to the Prince of Darkness and the Broncos. I put my hard earned money into this program and would like some positive results. But I came out of that game feeling a lot more hopeful then I did going in. I think the Dawgs have made a lot of improvements since the Dome. If they continue this way this still could be a great season for us. Like it or not CMR is out head coach and probably will be for the rest of the season. Dawgs fans need to support him and our boys and get ready for this week battle between the hedges, GO DAWGS!!!!

Ron Roberts

September 13th, 2011
11:34 am

I absolutely DO think the fans can be part of the problem; there were KEY recruits at that game, and thankfully, they paid more attention to the fight and tenacity our Dawgs showed on the field and not the hasty, leave-while-there’s-still-a-chance malcontents. What 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, thus stopping Carolina on 3rd down with a minute left? We’d have had the ball back with a shot.

…but they left. We’ll never know.

I’m not saying the fans are going to be difference-makers, but the atmosphere AND their presence CAN be deciding factors in a tight game. Save your venom for blogs and emails; be a reson 5-star recruits WANT to come here instead of what might drive ‘em off.

ga gator

September 13th, 2011
11:35 am

My wife is a huge supporter of CMR, but he has to know that going 14-14 his last 28 games and making over 3 million a year is going to bring doubters and problems. Hold your opinions until after the season and support the team and the coach until then before passing judgement.

gbal

September 13th, 2011
11:36 am

I am very serious about this… I think the biggest problem with the negative attitude towards Mark Richt and UGA is the AJC.

Read articles thru the past two weeks and one would come to the conclusion that 90%+ of UGA fans want to see MR replaced. Poles taken by the AJC showed a much higher disapproval percentage.

In fact Bill in this piece tends to spin it as negative as possible. Read the link to the pole. The article was printed in the ABH by the way…

Bill says CMR has a 65% approval rating.

The poll says 20% of those poled say CMR should be replaced.

Will Bill and the AJC do a headline…..

“Only 20% of Pole says Richt should be replaced”

NO ….

He uses the more damaging or negative figure… 65% approval…. 15% by the way were undecided.

I really think the AJC hurts our cause on a lot of fronts. Angers fans, hurts us with recruits, and exagerates the negative in their stories.

Also gets bloggers from other schools who make comments that are not really true UGA fan comments.

If the source for UGA reporting was the local Athens paper, there would be much less negativity towards the DAWGS. We would be on an even keel with Knoxville, Columbia, Oxford, Auburn, Tusco, and others in reporting.

The AJC really is a big disadvantage to the home team and its ashame. It could be a big plus for us…. ITS ALL ABOUT BLOG HITS.

Not just mouthing off here…. If I were CMR I would strongly consider banning AJC reporters from press confrences or just grant private interviews with the local reporters. What do yall think?

And on supporting CMR…. I am still on the fence. We need a 9-10 game run with W’s against some quality opponents NOW.

Again, none of this is rocket science

September 13th, 2011
11:37 am

My, my, what some people say when a microphone is in their hands.

UGA’s record for several years now, not just 2011, is horrific. THE FANS are AWARE OF THIS RECORD.

Stop with bad mouthing the fans who bother TO PAY BIG BUCKS and SPEND $$$ on GAS and food and hotels to view this crap. W even take our kids, for crying out loud. My two pups are Bulldog born and Bulldog bred and they are grown and they too are ticked off with this regime.

THE PLAYERS DROP the ball or throw pics or miss tackling lumbering, 265 lb linemen running for a TD. Please get real. They do not miss easy field goals and PATs either.

UGA has passed the tipping point and for the record, that point was last year vs Florida. Enough said.

Get a new regime or we will see a half empty staidum folks. MnGarity works for Dr Adams who pulls all the strings at UGA. Make it happen.

UGA man all the way and I have been since i was in Sanfrod with my Grandfahter in 1958, 59 and 1960.

Class of 71 & 73

Marie

September 13th, 2011
11:37 am

Yeah – booing definitely helps!!! You have no idea what small thing might sway a recruit one way or the other; If i were a recruit, i would certainly want to play in front of the UGA fans – NOT! I was/am totally embarrassed. It’s easy to cheer for your team when they’re winning, isn’t it??? GO DAWGS!!!

DP

September 13th, 2011
11:38 am

While Georgia has good and bad fans like everybody else, I think overall it has the worst fan base in the SEC. I’ve never seen another SEC fan base that so readily quits on its team and leaves games early on a fairly regular basis. There was the 49-10 beatdown by Florida in 2008 in Jacksonville where the Dawg fans exited the stadium in the 3rd quarter and it was left to Florida fans to cheer when the Dawgs finally scored. I’ve heard it was almost the same, not quite as bad, against Florida in 2009. There was the game against Kentucky in Athens, I think in 09, nationally televised on ESPN with a bunch of high school kids Georgia was recruiting in attendance. Georgia still had a chance to get the ball back and tie the game with 2+ minutes remaining and Georgia fans were in a mass exodus. It was shown on the telecast and the announcers commented on it. At the Boise State game in the Dome this year, Georgia fans were exiting with 12-13 minutes left in the game just before Georgia scored to get within 14 points. Again, a nearly empty section in the upper deck was shown on TV and the announcers commented on it.

Does this happen at other SEC schools? Perhaps with a minute to go and the opponent taking a knee or with 3-4 minutes left in a rout, but not in the 3rd quarter and not in the 4th quarter when there’s still a chance of a comeback.

Dbalcer

September 13th, 2011
11:38 am

It was loud in my section but I was really discouraged by the jerk that set behind me and was silent except when something went wrong and then was loud about how horrible we were. If you can’t root for the team then give your tickets to someone who can it ruins the experience for those around you. I was so glad he left early. I have never understood people who leave in the beginning of the fourth quarter to beat traffic because you are missing what you came to see. The ending has yet to be written. The team needs us behind them all the way to the end. I will be in my seats for Coastal Carolina and I hope the stadium if filled with loud and proud fans. The students showed up last week and were awesome.

gbal

September 13th, 2011
11:38 am

Hold your opinions until after the season and support the team and the coach until then before passing judgement. …. I like that. GaGator. Support the team and the coaching decisions can come later.

Dale

September 13th, 2011
11:39 am

The team never fails to let you down. It’s like the Auburn 05 game replayed every week. Just when you think you can get excited, interception/fumble/and crazy runback (SC’s fake punt was like Florida’s OT interception return last year). And that’s just it. “We were poised to win, but then the unbelievable happened” “Yeah, just like last year.” Am I supposed to be cheering for these guys just because they made the team?

I want to get excited. I want Richt to win and to stay. These guys are getting too comfortable with losing.

Castle Pines Canine

September 13th, 2011
11:39 am

Just pull for UGA, the rest will take care of itself. If we need a new coach the powers to be will make it happen. I’d rather us win a bunch of games with a bunch of recruits watching, than not. Maybe you have a different opinion, but that is mine

Marie

September 13th, 2011
11:39 am

harold

September 13th, 2011
11:40 am

SEE COACHES HOT SEAT DOT COM

Why it's a Ruger, thank you.

September 13th, 2011
11:41 am

Georgia fan as sooo fickle! I’ve been here for 15 years and root for the Dogs each week. I’ve been listening to these cry babies for too long. Suck it up! Love your team, come rain or shine, or pack it in. Stop calling for the coaches head. The talent is NOT there….period. Yes there are a couple of blue chips, but you need more than a couple…AND IN KEY ROLES. The dogs will be fine and will have a good year, but this is NOT a top 25 team…just remember that and enjoy watching these KIDS play

Logan Walker

September 13th, 2011
11:41 am

After Boise State, my facebook wall was flooded with complaints and people calling for Richts head. My support never wavered, however I found it completely disheartening that other “die-hard fans” felt differently. After this week, I felt vindicated in my support of Richt. Most of the facebook crowd was positive, however a few still called for Richt to go. I feel that if fans could be supportive of our team, all facets of it, then we haven’t yet seen the best Richt has to offer us. The fact is kids love to play for him and he’s a heck of coach and mentor. I ask you this fairweather fans: How would our recruiting look if we lost Richt?

WDE

September 13th, 2011
11:42 am

@ga gator great comment we do need to back the team NOW. And evaluate CMR and the coaches jobs/roles/future AFTER the season…Go Dawgs!

Techdude

September 13th, 2011
11:43 am

From my perspective, I was impressed by Georgia. There Defense looked good, got pressure on Garcia half the time. Also you have to be impressed by #1. Things are looking up guys. You played two great teams. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Peace out and see ya after Turkey day :)

Dude

September 13th, 2011
11:43 am

How many time do we need to hear, “hold on for the future?” Results either happen now or end of year we go shopping for a new front office.

tony

September 13th, 2011
11:45 am

We need a coach who cares about the university of ga, fans and players. Start the search for a better coach or shut down program. Those young men deserve better.

Don Bulldog

September 13th, 2011
11:45 am

I am a big supporter of Mark Richt, HOWEVER as head of the team if he supports his Offensive Coordinator, Bobo, then he should go with him. If Georgia were to change Bobo, who was not particularly a star when he played, with a more experienced person who can bring the “dream team” together, I think the fans would leave Mark Richt alone, but if he supports keeping Bobo so strongly then get rid of them both and start with a new leader that will head this program in the right directions

FaithfulDawg86

September 13th, 2011
11:45 am

I completely agree with his comments – on the surface. All UGA so-called “fans” do are cry about this and cry about that. They leave games early, tweet nasty comments to players (young men) who are playing their hearts out… The truly loyal red and black will continue to bleed red and black and hang in there until the clock says 0 no matter what the score is, but the band wagon fans that we pick up always make the rest of us look bad.

CMR

September 13th, 2011
11:45 am

Mutt fans are just a bunch of in-bred drunk losers.

PMC

September 13th, 2011
11:46 am

Way too many alumni sitting on thier hands and students leaving at halftime.

It’s not even close to the louder venues in the SEC. He’s correct.

FaithfulDawg86

September 13th, 2011
11:47 am

Thanks, TechDude!

PMC

September 13th, 2011
11:48 am

That said, what has Georgia shown them that they should expect them to play well Ivan?

BulldogBen

September 13th, 2011
11:48 am

Calling fans out?? Are you serious?

NO fanbase is immune from frustration. NONE. Ask Bama fans how things were during the DuBose era.

Georgia gets support on par with any program.

Fans are just tired. Tired of mediocrity. Tired of excuses. Tired of having to take it from other fanbases.

I went to more games last year than I ever have in my life and we went 6-7. I will ALWAYS be a Dawg and support them but there are limits to everything.

Just win baby.

I-DOG

September 13th, 2011
11:48 am

Stafford Infection:

I disagree with you. Donnan lossed only 11 games in his last three full seasons at UGA when he was fired. Richt has lost 13 games in the last two full seasons and the first two games of this year. Maybe we can run the table from here, but based on our 7-10 record against SEC opponents lately… I would think we will lose several more to put Richt’s total losses to 15-20 games in 3 years versus Donnan’s 11.

Yes, Richt did deliver 2 SEC Titles to the program. He has been paid handsomely for that. One game, or even one bad season would not be a reasonable reason to make a change after his early success.

However, that success is a distant memory at this point and you don’t need regression analysis as a tool to see that the trend for UGA football is going the wrong way and that we have been reduced to moral victories (hey we didn’t look half bad out there).

UGA has probably the best recruiting territory of ANY team in the entire country when you consider supply of top recruits vs. competition from other schools. Top notch facilities including a 92,000 sold out stadium. It also offers a pretty nice pay check.

Anybody can coach this team to 6 or 7 wins when you are spotted 3-4 wins with a couple of cupcakes and Vandy on the schedule each year. I like Mark Richt, but he isn’t the only guy on earth that can win at UGA.

Historically, Dooley had an excellent team in 1987 and his 84 team wasn’t too bad either. The game had passed him by in the late 80’s (which may be what is happening to Richt today). Goff took over a program with the cupboard absolutely bare. We had 0 DL in his 2nd season and was forced to play LBers as D lineman and his teams fought hard and he had an EXCELLENT team in 1992. Donnan had a couple of good teams as well and he left the cupboard absolutely stocked for Richt: T. Edwards, Charles Grant, Boss Bailey, Tony Gilbert, Musa Smith, Witherspoon, J. Sullivan, George Foster, Stinchcomb, R. McMichaels

Richt has been well compensated and should be commended for the two SEC titles and the top 10 finishes early in his career. We won’t be any worse than we are now if we make a change and we have a chance to be better.

Bronwood Dawg

September 13th, 2011
11:49 am

The game against South Carolina only amplified how little the Dogs were prepared for Boise.

If we had spent time preparing for Boise the past eight months, we would be 2-0.

The fans know we did no preparation for Central Florida.

The Coaching Staff thinks we have an entitlement to win these games, just by showing up.

The fans know that, and are justified showing their feelings.

SpurrierOwns

September 13th, 2011
11:49 am

Spurrier owns Georgia.

’nuff said.

John Browne

September 13th, 2011
11:50 am

I could not agree more with Ivan Maisel. I wish Georgia fans would let what happens happen. Continue to support the team until AD GM decides one way or the other. I am die hard Richt supporter and if he is replaced it will be a sad day but I will continue to support UGA.

GODAWGS75

September 13th, 2011
11:50 am

I expected to lose against SC becuase of our previous games and issues last year. Alot of the same mistakes, problems, ect. Mark Richt is on the hot seat to me, becuause he can not stop the same problems plauging this team for several years. The play calling has been horrible by Bobo and nothing done to resolve it. Martinez stayed to long, and this shows me Richt does not have it in him to make changes when they are needed. I do not expect a title every year, but I do expect to see improvement in the areas we have issues. Richt to me just doesn’t cut it anymore, and I hate to see him go but when we have the money and the recruiting classes we do, we should expect a little more from him. For those of you giving fans a hard time for not liking Richt or booing, when you pay for season tickets you have a right to say what you please. When Bobo keeps making the same plays I want to Boo too. Just like when Miami fired thier head coach, it was time for him to go as well. WE LOST AGAINST UCF!!!!!!!!!

PMC

September 13th, 2011
11:50 am

It’s not just UGA though it’s this entire state. This state is simply not as passionate about sports in general.

cs

September 13th, 2011
11:51 am

fire richt, everyone under him, and the idiots at the top that didnt fire him two years ago.
stop recruiting quitters who will go to the nfl without fulfilling their obligation to uga. i’d rather have someone willing to play 4 years than a quitter who quits us all at the first dollar sign. that isnt team spirit at all and quitter supporter richt needs to let the thugs know they need to stay.

as for those on the backs of us for not accepting mediocrity, forgive us for expecting greatness and not sub par bang for the dollar.

SpurrierOwns

September 13th, 2011
11:51 am

45-42 very misleading. Game wasn’t anywhere near that close. SC dominated Georgia.
Special Teams – SC dominated
Defense – Sack, sack, sack, etc…SC Dominated
Offense – Lattimore Ran ALL OVER the Dogs…SC Dominated
Quarterback – Garcia dominated, Georgia QB did well, but when it counts, he always fumbles or does something incredibly stupid, like tossing the ball up in the air…SC TOUCHDOWN that won the game!

Spurrier owned the GA when at FL, and now he owns ‘em at SC. Dogs choked on C0CKS!

Ace

September 13th, 2011
11:52 am

UGA was supposed to lose and they did, no suprise. That’s the state of the program.

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.

correct

September 13th, 2011
12:30 pm

where will all you d bags be when we finsh 9-3. still sitting on your hands complaning?

SpurrierOwns

September 13th, 2011
12:31 pm

The biggest factor in the game was that Georgia was outcoached. Face it…Spurrier is a football genius. Spurrier takes less talent from a less developed program and in just a few short years OWNS Georgia and Richt. No surprise considering he OWNED them for YEARS at Florida. Face it dog fans, you missed your chance and now you PAY THE PRICE, probably for several more years. And that’s if you canned Richt today. Every day you wait, it only GETS WORSE. In the meantime, get used to seeing that C0CK in your face and on top o’ the SEC EAST!

SpurrierOwns

September 13th, 2011
12:32 pm

9-3 has become the new standard of “success” at GA. GA is the new Ole Miss.

LAKE OCONEE DAWG

September 13th, 2011
12:32 pm

WHAT HEAD COACH IN HIS RIGHT MIND WOULD WANT TO COME IN AND WORK FOR A FANBASE LIKE MANY OF THE WHINERS WHO COME ON THIS SITE…OLE BILL IS A WHINER…WE PAY OUR MONEY, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH….YOU DON’T HAVE TO SPEND A DIME, JUST SIT HOME AND DONT RUIN IT FOR THOSE OF US WHO WANT TO ENJOY BULLDOG FOOTBALL…..

dbc

September 13th, 2011
12:33 pm

Maisel is an idiot. It costs big bucks and an awful lot of effort just to witness a game at Sanford Stadium. The fans do their part, but when Richt and Co. show up game after game uninspired and unprepared, the fans have a right to be vocal about it. And if this was Bama or LSU in this position, their fans would do the same thing. This rah rah stuff about being a loyal fan no matter what is pure baloney. It’s a free country and we have the right to voice our displeasure. It’s not like these coaches are doing this for free. All of them are paid way more than the average person to produce results. I certainly wouldn’t expect to keep my job if I consistently underperformed for three years running. Every year we get CMR talking in circles about what he’s going to change. This year it was to “study cutting edge football.” Does getting snookered by Spurrier on a fake punt that everyone knew was coming fall under that category? I guess not. I do think the players gave it a great effort and put it on the line for Richt. But ask yourself, did anything really change??? UGA is still not a fundamentally sound football team. Can you imagine a Chris Petersen team essentially handing the other team an easy 28 points? The D still sucks in crunch time, there are still too many costly turnovers, the O line can’t block on a consistent basis, and we lack depth at key positions due to lack of planning. The bottom line is we lose yet another game to a ranked opponent and rival team. A 14-15 record over your last 31 games isn’t an anomaly it’s a trend. And it’s a trend that will continue as long as we have these same coaches at the helm.

Birmingham Jacket

September 13th, 2011
12:33 pm

Dan Mullen won’t fix UGA’s problems. He was a flash in the pan who rode Meyer’s coat.

That being said. Please fire Mark Richt. Johnson is 1-0 against Mullen already, and will beat him like drum.

UGA fans are delusional. You’ve never been an elite progam. Are not an elite program. And never will.

correct

September 13th, 2011
12:33 pm

hey! at least we are not tech fans!

LAKE OCONEE DAWG

September 13th, 2011
12:34 pm

SpurrierOwns:
OLE STEVE DIDN’T OUTCOACH ANYBODY THE OTHER DAY….DID YOU SEE HIS QUARTERBACK….BOY DID HE LOOKED COACHED UP….STEVE SAID IT HIMSELF, GEORGIA OUTPLAYED US BUT SOMEHOW WE WON THE GAME….DON’T GET TOO CARRIED AWAY….

I-DOG

September 13th, 2011
12:36 pm

Logan:

How will recruiting be if we lose Richt? About the same.

Anybody who can’t get 12 of the top 20 players in the state of Georgia to stay home couldn’t sell a bucket of water to a guy whose shoes were on fire.

Who wouldn’t want to come play in front of 92,000 fans? in the best conference on tv every week, play for a program that gives you about a 25% chance to make the NFL (if you don’t get hurt and you don’t get kicked off or quit the team), has top notch facilities, are surounded by beautiful women in a warm weather climate.

There are other coaches willing to take $4,000,000 per year to recruit and coach for Georgia.

Bama Mike

September 13th, 2011
12:36 pm

Georigia fans are no different than any other top tier SEC teams fanbase. We are all very passionate and past successes we all have achieved have created a higher level of competitive standards for all of us. When those standards are not met we voice our displeasure whether it is one game or a season. Too many quality atheletes have raised that standard through the pride they displayed in their competitive charactor when thay put on the red helmets, red jerseys and silver pritches.

solja

September 13th, 2011
12:36 pm

All of SEC fans agree with Maisel and this blogger. It’s the fans’ fault and we all continue to hope that THuga keeps Richt and staff for YEARS to come!!!! Great coach and great results for the rest of us when we play the THUG U.

hornblowermg

September 13th, 2011
12:36 pm

i have two degrees from uga. we were promised change from the type of uninspired football that we have witnessed for the last five or six years. every time a coach of a particular phase of the game is fired, then the team continues on in the same vein as before. leads people to believe that only the names have changed, and not the philosophy of the main man who dictates the action(CMR). what truly makes us sick is to see plays like the one during that fake punt where the SC linebacker was taking the ball to the goal line and the GA defensive back chickened out and dove under his feet to allow him to continue on without hurting the boy in red. that really and truly sucks. that really and truly is the attitude of the georgia team as perceived by we maligned fans who deserve better.

j$dawg

September 13th, 2011
12:36 pm

I’m not condoning the booing and I like coach Richt, but damn…It is getting frustrating as hell giving away game after game with the same stupid mistakes.

The opposing team’s defensive end racks up more yards/touchdowns than your starting tailback?

If the players and coaches aren’t mad as hell too, then there is a problem…And it isn’t the fans.

Go Dawgs!

Johnny G

September 13th, 2011
12:37 pm

Who would you fools of a so-called fan pick to be the new coach??? Every years there’s a new shining star of a coach who finally gets a big name program and POOF he gets canned three years later for nothing. Look at Brian Kelly, look at Rich Rod, look at Dan Hawkins…some of you guys calling for Richt’s head already are sipping more than Kool Aid….

SpurrierOwns

September 13th, 2011
12:37 pm

Georgia’s last Natl Championship was 1980. GA Tech’s last Natl. Championship was a lot more recent – 1990. So Tech OWNS the Dogs, too!

Oh, Spurrier’s last Natl. Championship was 1996…so he OWNS ‘EM BOTH!

roughrider

September 13th, 2011
12:39 pm

Four turnovers and the opposing teams averaging 40 points a game does not indicate a good coach to me. It’s sad that UGA has been reduced to cheering a ” moral victory”.Sounds more like Tech than UGA.

MttPF

September 13th, 2011
12:39 pm

I’m not convinced there was any improvement over the Boise ST. game, where UGA played a top team and was hammered in front of a “home” crowd. Now you play USC(e) at home, a team at best considered the 3rd best team in the SEC, and you lose a “must-win” game to a team whose head coach admitted did not play well? Maisel is WRONG — your problem isn’t fan support or talent level, rather it is the inability to coach up that talent.

Dawg Tired

September 13th, 2011
12:42 pm

So 9-3 is supposed to be good when the talent level indicates 10-2 or 11-1?

SpurrierOwns

September 13th, 2011
12:43 pm

Steve making comments like saying the opponent outplayed us but we won anyway is how he motivates his team to get even more wins and an example of just how much better a coach he is.

As opposed to March Richt, obsessed with uniforms. March Richt should go to his true calling: F@gshion Design

Dawg 39

September 13th, 2011
12:43 pm

Maisel Is Right On. So Is Dustin. I really do not care if we change coaches; but, I have serious doubts that we can get another one that can do better or even as well. The Dawgs were not “OutCoached” or “OutPlayed” by Spurrier & USCe. Meanwhile for me: “IT IS GREAT TO BE A GEORGIA BULLDOG (DAWG)..

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 13th, 2011
12:44 pm

UGA fans are the worst; I TELL YOU!!!!!!

They have to fork out $2000 each year to watch a $5 million a year coaching staff go;

2-8 vs FL
3-10 vs top 10 teams
13-13 in a down SEC east since 2006
14-14 in the last 28 games
30+ arrests since 2006
Losing 2 times to KY and once to Vandy in 5 yrs
Losing to two terrible Tenn teams
Looking like a high school team against Boise then when the heat is turned up look like a decent coached team the next week
Having 4 top NFL players on the same offense and get blown out by FL, lose to Tech and get blown away by 31-0 in the first half against AL

UGA fans are getting there money’s worth and should shut there mouths and learn to donate more money

Murray 2nd Best Still!

September 13th, 2011
12:45 pm

Wow ! So now its we fans fault ? What are we supposed to do when a coach leads us to 6-7 and a Bowl loss to the 5th best Florida team ? Then starts 0-2 ? We supposed to pat him on the back and say “Nice job old chap !” ???????????? Maybe some of you Dawg fans are stupid and don’t care about wins and losses ? Obviously many of you are…

Hammerdawg

September 13th, 2011
12:47 pm

So now its blame the fans for poor coaching and play calling! How about give us coaches who do not get out coached every game. Give us an OC who runs plays to his QB’s strength! Call plays that have a rythem and flow to the play calling instead of the BI-Polar play calling we get from Bobo. Fans are fed up with seeing the Mighty Georgia football program decend into a 2nd tier team! Stuff it Maisel!!!!

SpurrierOwns

September 13th, 2011
12:48 pm

Maybe all those uniforms are disguises conjured up by Richt, Bobo and the rest of his fashion design staff to keep the numer of players arrested every year somehow under 30. Gotta love all that focus by Richt on more glitter and tight shiny pants…. Richt’s Dogs may lose, but at least they look pretty when they do!

Football Ken

September 13th, 2011
12:49 pm

Why is everybody so enamored with Dan Mullen…would be worst mistake in UGA history. To keep the athletes we’re getting now, the new coach should run a pro-system and or something simular….thinkin an ex-NFL or current NFL offensive coordinator or QB coach….unless we bring Kirby home and see what happens….

rational

September 13th, 2011
12:49 pm

If you want people to start backing Richt when he is doing a poor job then you probably aren’t going to get what you want. Fans know when something is wrong and when they are being ripped off.

Richt 3.5mill

September 13th, 2011
12:50 pm

You Dawgs fans just need to shut your lips and pay reverence to the Missionary Mark Richt ! Richt makes $3.5 million a year. He doesn’t care about the fans. As long as he has McGarity snookered and in his corner he just goes thru the motions. I mean if going 6-7 then 0-2 doesn’t get you fired then pretty much nothing will…

SpurrierOwns

September 13th, 2011
12:51 pm

“Even when my team is not as good, and we play poorly, we still absolutely own the Dogs. My gameplan for winning when my teams play Georgia can be summarized in two words: March Richt. That gameplan works 90% of the time.”—– Steve Spurrier

Greg

September 13th, 2011
12:52 pm

Yes, it is fully warranted. Have been a dawg fan a long time. So tired of the lousy Georgia fans. Most of them would not know schemes or how to coach if it walked up and slapped them in the face. Georgia is obviously better and that is because of the coaches. If I hear one more fire Richt or Bobo, I will scream. You people have NO clue. What are you going to say when Georgia is 9-3 or even 10-2 at the end of the year.

greg

September 13th, 2011
12:52 pm

I’ve been a season ticket holder since 1981 and have attended most/all home games and quite a few road games. The volume and intensity at Sanford Stadium in recent years is seldom up to the levels I’ve experienced at places like South Carolina, LSU, UT, and Auburn. Don’t know what the problem is but I know it’s not me or my grown kids. We always yell till our guts hurt.

Richt 3.5mill

September 13th, 2011
12:52 pm

Dawgs are looking at 7-5. You heard it here first.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 13th, 2011
12:53 pm

UGA fans are Energy Vampires

section 129

September 13th, 2011
12:53 pm

I wonder what Ivan thought when we kicked our 2nd field goal in the first qtr. I said the game was over then, and people sitting around me wanted to hang me. I have been watching from Section 129 for over 40 years, and when the coaching staff doesn’t believe in you, and doesn’t put you in a position to win, you will not win. Going up 10-0 would have been big. 3-0 is just like 6-0. One play by USC and they are ahead. Oh wait! There it is. Jeffreys in the corner over 5′9″ Smith.

Unfortunately, we have become the “new usc or the new vandy” We are looking for ways to lose instead of ways to win. I trace this back to the LSU game in 09, when we got the horrible call and lost. We have not found a way to win since that day. Sorry to be negative. But look it up!

Bobo's Ex-Girlfriend

September 13th, 2011
12:54 pm

Bobo needs to go !

Fire Mark Richt

September 13th, 2011
12:54 pm

“Hard to be a fan of undisciplined thugs.”

Amen to that Ralph. Other than losing annually to Florida, that’s my biggest problem with Richt. He’s changed the culture of UGA football for the worse, to the point that its not even recognizable to anyone who has followed Georgia football for a long period of time. If you’re going to replicate the Miami Hurricans of the 1990s, then you darn well better win like they did.

Joe

September 13th, 2011
12:55 pm

FINALLY!!!!!!!!!! IVAN is 100 percent correct. I am a life long UGA supporter and I am sick and tired of fans who boo….who leave early and sportswriters that write trash. FINALLY someone with a spine to tell it like it is……much more of a spine than some of UGA fans….TRUTH HURTS! This fan base makes me want to throw up……

kennesaw gator

September 13th, 2011
12:55 pm

Dawg fans, time to face the facts: both you and your pathetic team are IRRELEVANT. The rest of the SEC looks on you the same way we do Kentucky (can’t compare you to Vandy, since at least the Vandy players can read).
Now quit whining and go back to your job at the car wash.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 13th, 2011
12:56 pm

Greg

What are you going to say when UGA loses to another new FL coach and an AUB team that lost most of its team, and the way Tech is passing now probably them as well. And oh what about Tenn or Miss St

Joe

September 13th, 2011
12:56 pm

Hey SECTION 129…….feel freee not to renew next year- give someone that wants to support this team your seat- hopefully you never come back…..LOSER!

Buckeye

September 13th, 2011
12:57 pm

Yo Bubba’s

Truth hurts

Others

Receiving

Votes

McGaritee

September 13th, 2011
12:57 pm

“Mark is a good man. Its not about wins and losses. Its about a coach being like the man you want your daughter to marry. Its about humanitarian efforts. Its not about football although that what he gets paid for…”

Joe

September 13th, 2011
12:57 pm

AMEN GREG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 13th, 2011
12:58 pm

section 129

You need to trace this back to the Alabama game when you had 4 NFL starters on offense and the halftime score was 31-0

Thats the reality of this staff they are never prepared and will always be outcoached by elite coaches

ARdawg

September 13th, 2011
12:59 pm

Who cares what Maisel thinks? Anybody can be right 50% of the time and he fails that miserably

Joe

September 13th, 2011
12:59 pm

Flat Tire- walk dude! maybe someone will run over you

Ted

September 13th, 2011
1:01 pm

Maybe we can get Section 129 and Flat Tire moron to coach us….they are the experts.

Buckeye

September 13th, 2011
1:02 pm

“most delusional fan base in college football”

Mandel

Jimbo Donnan

September 13th, 2011
1:02 pm

Flat Tire is spot on ! I’ve read your replies and yours are the best. The “4 NFL starters being drilled 31-0 by Bama” was genuis. Nobody thinks to ask Richt now about that game though do they ?

RNB

September 13th, 2011
1:03 pm

Alabama is the premier program in the SEC right now. Trust me if Richt was there he would haven bee fired last year. Listen to Paul Fiebaum one day. Most callers cant believe we are still putting up with this crap.

Skipper

September 13th, 2011
1:04 pm

Nobody hatin’ on the kids or coaches; just dissatisfied with mediocrity being accepted. We had a great record for awhile, and everybody knows there are down years. However, we have gone down-hill PROGRESSIVELY the past few years, while other programs have moved up. So Spurrier won a game where they “got outplayed.” Why ain’t we won a few WE shouldn’ have lately? You really think we gonna beat Miss. State, Ole Miss, Auburn, Tennessee, and Florida?? Not to mention we’re supposed to take Ky. and Vandy. We may get better this year……but the grading on some of our recruits, especially linemen, needs to be re-examined. I’ll stick with ‘em through thick and thin, but as of now, for WHATEVER REASON, we’re a middle of the pack program AT BEST. Nobody expects a national championship every year, but the DO expect the ability to not make SO many mistakes and to play inspired football every week. It shouldn’t have takin’ an ass-whoopin’ by B.State to fire us up………(and we STILL managed to lose.)

ARdawg

September 13th, 2011
1:09 pm

Good article Bill!
I can take Richt or leave him and reserving my judgment until the end of the year but, I have to say the 0-2 start isn’t looking favorably right now. Like it or not Richt is the coach for this season and fans are completely within their rights to boo, complain and call for his head. Loyalty to a losing coach? Who does that? Did Maisel mention were are 0-2 for the first time in 15 years? How many more bad stats do the fans have to hear before they “have a right” to complain?

SpurrierOwns

September 13th, 2011
1:09 pm

“One of the most significant keys to winning football games, is to keep your players out of jail. Mark Richt has no comprehension of this. Hard to win when your starters are being bent over at the county jail.” —- Steve Spurrier

Ted

September 13th, 2011
1:10 pm

UGA fans are a complete Joke……you make your team and university look like crap. Hate is to nice of a word to describe this fan base on these blogs

WDE

September 13th, 2011
1:10 pm

@SpurrierOwns no I don’t want either of those gas bags for coach..and I can tell you are worried about having to keep Garcia healthy and sober …ADMIT IT !! @Dawg Tired explain how and who says SC was clearly less talented ?? I saw a very evenly matched up couple of teams..yes we still should have won but that bunch has some talent.

David

September 13th, 2011
1:11 pm

To many people want INSTANT GRATIFICATION and it has spread like VD through a cathouse. They expect UGA to be playing for championships because some moron says a high school kid that just signed is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Expectations get overblown, some jerk woring at ESPN says something and every foolish middle age adolescent becomes the most knowledgeable coaching expert there is. Keep it up, UGA will end up with somebody reminiscent of ole’ Ray Goof.

cpinthedawghouse

September 13th, 2011
1:11 pm

I agree with “harold”.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 13th, 2011
1:11 pm

Joe

No Joe

You take a walk over to Kentucky, Vandy and Ole Miss where moral victories get you contract extensions

Oh and take your Kool-aid stand with you, you’ll make more money at those programs selling your famous kool-aid

BankerDawg

September 13th, 2011
1:11 pm

I think we played MUCH better against USCe than we did the previous week against BSU. No doubt.

I am encouraged by what is still in front of us for the season, given we do not play Bama, LSU, or Arkansas. No one else on the schedule scares me in the least. We’ll see how the Gators end up, but I expect that will be a toss up no matter what.

Everything certainly isn’t coming up roses, but we still have a ton to play for, and I will be there to cheer them on each and every game.

GOOOOOOOOOOO DAWGS! SIC ‘EM!

UGADawg83

September 13th, 2011
1:11 pm

Too many “sidewalk” alumni. If you don’t go to games or make contributions shut up.

george stein

September 13th, 2011
1:12 pm

if the game was played in AMERICA, then these citizens are free to do as they wish when it comes to rooting interest and attendance.

thank you

Larry

September 13th, 2011
1:12 pm

AR Dawg…..”fans are within their rights to boo”….my son plays on this team…..you or no one else has any right to boo him or any of the other players or coaches on this team. What gives you the right to boo my son?????????? You are a sorry excuse for a human being!

War Dang Dawg

September 13th, 2011
1:12 pm

The only thing that “Spurrier Owns” is a bad case of hemorroids and fading 1990s glory.

J

September 13th, 2011
1:15 pm

just call them out for being Dawgs fans in general …

sammiamm

September 13th, 2011
1:15 pm

I’m all-in, the the way. I cheer for the players. They can hear.

Like many, I’m disappointed with the evident lack of discipline both on, and off, the field in recent years. And the stats point to a SEC passing us by. But he SC game re-ignited my belief and excitement in the direction of the program. There’s a team in there fighting to get out:)

I don’t like whining fans any more than I like whining players. In the end, both are disruptive and destructive.

Put simply, there are better ways to show disappointment and discontent than whining on bogs and message boards.

Makes me wonder where these “fans” vented before their high-speed internet….

raydawg

September 13th, 2011
1:15 pm

Ivan Maisel hasnt been getting his a** beat for three years if he had he may think a little different

Spaceman Spiff

September 13th, 2011
1:16 pm

The article was fully warranted. I am just as much a Dawg fan as anyone on here, and although no one has been more dissappointed than I have about the past few seasons there is no way that such poor behavior can be justified. I find it hilarious that some say “I am a fan, I deserve to act this way.” The first thing we have to remember is that this is a game. In the scheme of things, do sports have such control over your life that your happiness/well-being depends on it? If that is the case, then maybe these so-called fans should seek counseling. It reminds me of a five year-old who can’t have a cookie. I am stationed far from my beloved Dawgs, and it is sad to hear others say “you aren’t one of THOSE ‘Dog fans, are you?” Kind of depressing to know that the behavior and actions of so-called loyal fans is looked on as nothing more than childis rants. I am proud of and support my Dawgs, but not the fans…

ARdawg

September 13th, 2011
1:16 pm

Larry

Hopefully your son has a bigger pair than you do. Apparently that wouldn’t take much. Any fan of any program has a right to boo and complain when they feel the need. Grow the h3ll up and get over it.

cs

September 13th, 2011
1:16 pm

greg–What are you going to say when Georgia is 9-3 or even 10-2 at the end of the year.

I will say that isnt good enough.

sammiamm

September 13th, 2011
1:16 pm

War Dang Dog–you made my day:)

Sam

September 13th, 2011
1:16 pm

There were long periods where it was pretty quiet. I watch a lot of college games and the fans at other stadiums seem to be loud even when the team is down. Is the crowd becoming a “wine and cheese” crowd?

GoDawgs

September 13th, 2011
1:17 pm

He’s 100% correct the fans were very quiet and the mood was very somber during pre-game tailgating that led to the quiet 3 quarters. The stadium didn’t get SEC loud until we took the 35-31 lead. We are loyal to coaches from 30 years in the past it seems. I wouldn’t say our fan base is loyal at all now we are very quick to point the finger from Goff, Donnan, and Richt at the first sign of trouble. Most of it is deserved but there was vast improvement from week 1 to 2 but a lot of other teams in the SEC turned heads last week to also improve. UT and AU both looked well and our schedule is no longer as easy as people thought after the 1st 2 games.

SpurrierOwns

September 13th, 2011
1:17 pm

“Look at the players Richt has had to work with and what they have gone on to achieve in the NFL. NFL starters, superstars and SUPER BOWL MVP’S. If those boys had played for me, we would have walked our way to the #1 or #2 in the country. Honestly, I just don’t get it. Sometimes I wake up and night and just TRY to imagine HOW that Richt clown managed to go 6-6, 7-5, 8-4, 9-3 with top tier elite NFL players. I know a thing or two about football…and I STILL can’t figure that one out!” —— Steve Spurrier

cs

September 13th, 2011
1:17 pm

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.

Speaking of stupid, have you ever heard of a contract?

SpurrierOwns

September 13th, 2011
1:20 pm

“Bad as my boys played, I’m still looking at SC 45, GA 42 there at the end. You want some relief from hemmorhoids? Lemme tell you…45-42 on a day when our boys TRIED to give the game away has some SERIOUS cooling action, relief and SATISFACTION.” —— Steve Spurrier

JP

September 13th, 2011
1:20 pm

Georgia fans have always had an entitlement mentality. They show up late, leave early, and whine incessantly, and that’s nothing new to the Mark Richt years, they’ve always been like that. The funny thing is, they’ve got no particular reason to feel entitled to anything; of the SEC’s top 6 teams (AL, AU, UGA, UF and UT), they’ve got the least distinguished history, and outside of the three-year Herschel aberration, really haven’t done a damn thing to deserve top-tier consideration.

J

September 13th, 2011
1:21 pm

Bill King, take a new picture, you look like a fruitcake

Larry

September 13th, 2011
1:21 pm

AR Dawg….and you are the very reason why people have second thoughts of coming here. You think its the coach?? Let me clue you in dumba…., its when players and parents hear morons like you in the stands booing this team. Unhappy???????? Feel free to go support another team….support? look it up because you have no clue to what it means.

JP

September 13th, 2011
1:22 pm

Whoops, forgot the Corn Dogs of LSU. But they’ve also got more to show for their program over the years than Georgia does.

Dumbo

September 13th, 2011
1:25 pm

SpurrierOwns you sure sound like Mid Town bedwetter….you sure ain’t one of them North Ave circle jerkers!

Shine

September 13th, 2011
1:26 pm

Most of these “loyal” UGA fans would show up at a family hanging if they were allowed get drunk. I think that’s all they care about, going to a football game so they have an excuse to get plastered….damn wins and loses.

sparrow1

September 13th, 2011
1:26 pm

TO HELL WITH THE STOOPID GAME!

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 13th, 2011
1:27 pm

POOR COACHING STAFF WHO MAKE $5million a yr and have to hear fans BOOOOO

HELLO

Go get a real job making middle class money where a boss demands from you every day or your FIRED in less than 3 MONTHS for not performing; and not years of underperforming

Thats the real world

You people act like this bunch is going to be on welfare tommorrow if they are fired.

They have made more money Bobo, and Grantham than 99% will make in 32 YEARS working at $70,000 a year

Booo hoo wah wah

UGA Insider

September 13th, 2011
1:27 pm

Maisel does not point out that much of the aggravation from the fanbase in from the 2008-2010 years. Especially the 0-4 start then the UCF debacle last December. Which by the way was the ugliest loss in UGA history if you ask me. 4th and inches and you kick a field goal in The Liberty Bowl?????? Anyways, the nightmare continued against Boise and we were publicly embarrassed again. However I must say that we played well last week and made huge strides. I too am anxious about how many show up this week. The Ole Miss start at 11:20AM is embarrassing as well.

Go Dawgs…

ARdawg

September 13th, 2011
1:27 pm

Larry
And YOU know this how? YOU haven’t heard me booing anybody and if I did, I’ve paid enough in education and tickets to justify it if they were 2-0. YOU keep drinking that kool-aid and continue to let the other kool-aid drinkers and the Ivan Maisels of the world tell you how to think.

I KNOW it’s the coach and the coaching. If you don’t like the fan base you are very welcome to find you another team to go “support”

Carl

September 13th, 2011
1:29 pm

UGA Insider….no, I think the ugliest loss in UGA history was 21-10 to Miami OF OHIO>>>>Thanks Coach Dooley!

Mitchell

September 13th, 2011
1:31 pm

Heh.

I still remember the Jawja “faithful” cussing their team off the field after Auburn went up 31-0 at the half in ‘99. Really, thanks, guys: Jason Campbell was on his official visit, and that performance convinced him to go to AU. Way to show your spirit and come through for us!

Athens= God's Country

September 13th, 2011
1:31 pm

We do have some of the worst fans in the country. Seeing them leave with 2:30 left and all 3 timeouts was PATHETIC. I would boo those sorry fairweather fans. How come I can’t get a ticket for face value, but these fair-weathered losers can?

When I was at the Sugar Bowl against WVU at the GA dome, I was asked to leave my seat by a security guard. Why? Because I was standing, cheering for my team. You see, the jerk behind me couldn’t see. He refused to stand and cheer. WVU scored 3 touchdowns in that endzone. He absolutely refused to cheer or stand. PATHETIC. When I explained what happened to the security guard, he couldn’t believe it. He said how miserable it must be to be that guy. He then took me to club level seats. Be quiet on offense. Yell at the top of your lungs on Defense. Stay for the entire game. Support your team. If you don’t do this already, sell me your damm tickets. You can sit down and be quiet in your lazy boy at home! Good grief.

I’m convinced these are the goofs calling for our programs most successful coach’s head.

Larry

September 13th, 2011
1:33 pm

AR Dawg……you see, that’s where you just dont get it…..I know my son and his teamates…I know the coaches….they are busting it to entertain you and your so called ticket money. My son is here to get an education first and foremost….football is secondary. so called fans like you that got your education here are an afterthought in the big picture of things. Walk a mile in their shoes…….then sprew your crap

SpurrierOwns

September 13th, 2011
1:34 pm

“Who screams Yay and who screams Boo and how much your uniforms have on ‘em or how shiny your opponents’ panties are ain’t got squat to do with what happens on that football field. 90,000 Dog fans screaming and hating my team…some saying Yay and some saying Boo…, and we still owned all 90,000 of ‘em” —- Steve Spurrier

War Dang Dawg

September 13th, 2011
1:35 pm

Larry, you need to study up on your conference history. Georgia ranks behind only Alabama and Tennessee in number of conference titles, and only trails Tennessee by one.

To be honest, we’re all second fiddle to Alabama. And it’s not even close.

War Dang Dawg

September 13th, 2011
1:35 pm

Correction, I meant JP, not Larry. Sorry Larry.

Dumbo

September 13th, 2011
1:36 pm

SpurrierOwns…you is a North Ave circle jerker ain’t ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ARdawg

September 13th, 2011
1:41 pm

Larry

What makes you think I haven’t walked in their shoes? You are making assumption on things you know nothing about. Your son is getting an education on both my contributions and my fan money. You should be thanking ME. In the bigger picture football is secondary but, to the coaches it is their bigger picture. As fans we have every right to expect the best not just from the university alone but, from the coaches as well. Go ahead numb nutz, wallow in and enjoy your life of mediocrity but don’t expect the rest of us to find it acceptable

DawginLex

September 13th, 2011
1:43 pm

Most embarrassing loss in UGA history was in the Tangerine Bowl to Miami of Ohio

Instant Dawgma

September 13th, 2011
1:44 pm

I don’t give a crap what somebody else, that supports another school and/or hates GA for whatever childish reason, has to say about UGA. They are mostly instigators on a blog sight that has no life.
Instead of simply supporting their own team, they derive their happiness by sadistically criticizing other teams and fans.
Now with that being said, it is allright for a fan, alumnus, or anybody tied with a program to constructively criticize it’s own program. Even though, that can reach unreasonable levels.
Like the old saying “I can criticicize my family and they can criticize me, but you mind your own business when it comes to my family”.
And for the most part, We as UGA people support UGA and Coach Richt in all efforts.
So shove it up your backside haters.

Columbus

September 13th, 2011
1:45 pm

Please note that most of the people who post on these message boards are young, on the internet all the time, and the ones most unhappy and also the most ignorant because of them not being around long enough to realize a lot of things because they have not seen a lot of things.

The majority of UGA fans support Richt. It is the YOUNGEST fans who dont and even 55% of them still support Richt! These young people are internet savvy and online all the time and have time to come on here and rant. They are leading the media around however they are the VOCAL minority and leading the media around like fools.

There was a poll taken on a different paper than AJC, the Augusta Chronicle, that has been posted or referred to on several sites, of course the UGA haters at AJC have made NO mention of the this because the FAN poll indicates FANS SUPPORT RICHT.

Man if you get outside of the AJC and Bleacher Report, you will see that there is a WHOLE different world out there.

These YOUNGEST FANS who won a couple SEC Championships and then when they arent then winning the national championship but instead rebuilding, THEY ARE FREAKING OUT!

These ignorant fans did NOT HAVE TO WAIT 20 YEARS FOR RICHT TO FINALLY BRING US AN SEC TITLE. 2 OF THEM! SHOULD HAVE BEEN 3. These younguns are running a greeat coach out of town if they can and all of you media people are blindly and unprofessionally are taking it hook, line and sinker!

These wet-behind-ears ignorant and YOUNGEST fans are on the internet 24-7, are internet savvy, have time to rant and rave and make foolish and silly comments all based on the little they know over the last few years. Some MAY even remember when Vince Dooley was coach! At least maybe Goff.

You can check out the article about the poll on the Augusta Chronicle. It was done a week ago plus and picked up by several media outlets. I am sure after the 2nd game, Richts suppoert has increased or remained the same. Also you CANNOT do a poll on the internet that is remotely reliable due to the high percentage of users being from a certain dempgraphic….the YOUNGEST that just need to strike a pose and look young and good but keep their mouth and keyboards shut because they dont know S#!%!

Not a peep on AJC though about this poll. Of course not, all they need to know they get from the comments from the KIDS on here! Facts? Who needs facts when we got readers who are 5 years old that tell us all we need to know!

AJC, being led around by toddlers who are internet savvy, online all the time and are WAGGING THE DAWG……

The SILENT MAJORITY SUPPORT RICHT AND WE HAVE MONEY AND POWER THESE TOTS DONT HAVE….THE HAVE THE INTERNET AND LAZY SO-CALLED JOURNALISTS AND THE AJC.

THANK GOD FOR CHIP TOWERS!

SUPPORT MARK RICHT@FACEBOOK

Jon

September 13th, 2011
1:45 pm

I am a UGA graduate and a Dawg fan. However, Georgia fans have become an embarassment to the program. Reaquaint yourselves, Georgia fans, with reality and support your team. We’ve played 2 good teams and came up short. Stop your bellyaching and support the Dawgs! Go Dawgs….despite your fans.

NewnanDawg

September 13th, 2011
1:46 pm

If you accept mediocrity, you get mediocrity.

powerhouse?

September 13th, 2011
1:47 pm

Surely did not look like fans of a “powerhouse” team with several scurrying to make a hasty egress.
But Coastal will be the elixir you fans need.

layinlow

September 13th, 2011
1:51 pm

After 11 years into Richt’s tenure and we just got thru losing consecutive years to South Carolina, this loss coming at home, and were supposed to be positive because we showed promise? We just came off of a 6-7 season and we have started 2011 0-2 and the fans are to blame for complaining? In our last 26 games we are 12-14 against FBS opponents but we should give richt a break? Whats next? Are we going to ratchet down expectations down to the point that losing to Kentucky is acceptable?What gives? I apologize that I have higher expectations for a flagship University who just happens to be in a state that is a high school football factory.I guess we are headed back to the Goff era and should be thrilled about it.

Columbus

September 13th, 2011
1:51 pm

ALL so-called journalists on AJC need to be called out!

This is the MOST BIASED and IN THE DARK PUBLICATION IN THE STATE. BLEACHER REPORT IS SECOND!

MAN IF YOU GET OUT INTO THE “REAL WORLD”, THERE IS FAIR AND BALANCED AND YOU WILL FIND THAT THERE IS ACTUALLY MUCH MORE SUPPORT FOR RICHT AMONG FANS…..

DEFINITELY NOT THE WITCH HUNT HERE LED BY COMMENTS BY YOUNGUNS WHO ARE ON THE INTERNET ALL THE TIME.

THE RICHT WITCH HUNT BY AJC….THEY WANT TO BURN HIM AT THE STAKE…ITS NOT GONNA HAPPEN. JUST SO AJC AND ALL THE IGNORANT WET-BEHIND-THE EARS FANS KNOW THAT. LOL THE AJC. THEY COULD BE GOOD AS WELL AS BEING BIG BUT THEY ARE INSTEAD THE BIGGEST AND THE WORST. GOOD THING THEY HAVE THE POPULATION GOING FOR THEM……THATS ALL THEY GOT WHEN IT COMES TO FAIR AND BALANCED AND UGA. AND ESPECIALLY THE REALITY OF THE PLUS 30 AGE FANS WHO ARE NOT THE MOST VOCAL BUT ARE THE MAJORITY!

Buckeye

September 13th, 2011
1:52 pm

Miami of Ohio?

MAC! MAC! MAC! MAC!

SpurrierOwns

September 13th, 2011
1:52 pm

“Give me a team of 22 random North Ave. circle jerkers…enroll ‘em in SC and put ‘em on the field…and I will take that team of circle jerkers and own the GA Bulldogs. Won’t have to do much…Richt and the Dogs can’t help themselves…they love to get pounded by C0CKS.” —- Steve Spurrier

War Dang Dawg

September 13th, 2011
1:55 pm

I love the Dawgs, always have, but the elite of college football over the long haul is Alabama, Notre Dame, USC, Oklahoma, Texas and Michigan. Maybe throw in Nebraska and Ohio State, although Nebraska didn’t really arrive on the scene until the 70s.

The rest of us are just hoping for that one special year each decade, or maybe that special 3-4 year run like Georgia had in the 80s. As for schools like FSU and Florida, they are way too new to the party to even hope to have reached all-time top-tier status. They are always one bad coaching hire away from returning to the their former irrelevancy.

The point is – my expectations as a Georgia fan are not realistic or grounded in history…the ENTIRE history. The same is true for fans of Auburn, LSU, Florida, and almost all other schools in the south not named Alabama.

Still, in evaluating a coach like Richt, I look at more than W-Ls. What’s the culture of the team, how do they play under pressure, how often do they underperform, do they have off-field issues, etc. I’ve concluded that Richt just isn’t a good coach and Georgia needs a change. It’s nothing personal for sure. And as a paying fan I shouldn’t be “called out” for voicing my displeasure.

Get Real

September 13th, 2011
1:55 pm

As a fan of any team, I can behave in any manner I choose. What a bunch of crap talking as though a fan owes any kind of “loyalty” to a team. It is purely entertainment. Some people act like it is religion.

Jasper Sanks

September 13th, 2011
1:56 pm

Fans don’t lose games. Fans don’t consistently lose outside containment. Fans don’t stay in a two deep zone while the other teams’s QB completes over 80% of his passes underneath. Fans don’t forget how to play special teams. Fans don’t come into the season out of shape and take themselves out of the game in scoring position. Fans don’t wreck their scooters and miss two weeks of practice. Fans don’t sell their jersey for a couple of hundred dollars and miss four games to open a season. Fans don’t avoid responsibility for losses. Fans DO pay for all of the above.

Get Real

September 13th, 2011
1:57 pm

And for those of you that want to rep;ly that football in the South is a religion, then it just shows how badly misguided you are.

Get Real

September 13th, 2011
1:57 pm

Well said, Jasper!

Instant Dawgma

September 13th, 2011
1:58 pm

Case in point Columbus, why are buckeye, gator, tech, etc. fans here in a UGA blog? To instigate crap because they have no life. And cannot simply legitimately critique their own programs elsewhere.

Larry

September 13th, 2011
1:58 pm

AR Dawg…..anyone that walked in their shoes would not be posting blogs in the tone you do…..your money? thanking you? dont flatter your self son….I have given twofold to this university long before my son got here.

MagnoliaDawg

September 13th, 2011
1:59 pm

It was the apprehension of not having a running game and not seeing our super freshman Crowell break a long one. But we are ok now bring it on

Frosty Dawg

September 13th, 2011
1:59 pm

Been to a couple or more Dawg games a year since the early 70’s, as well as other venues and for other sports, and one thing I’ve never understood is the fans who leave early. Why go to the time, trouble and expense of buying a ticket and getting to the game if you think beating traffic is more important than the end of the game? I would never give opposing fans or players the satisfaction of seeing me leave early–I even sat in Neyland the last 2 awful games there until the final buzzer (got compliments from UT fans for sticking it out for my team). And I would never want to miss my team scoring or getting a pick or even just going into Victory Formation.

Still, when it comes to leaving early, Dawg fans are no worse than anyone else. Where we are a bit worse than some others is in sitting on our hands when things start to look down. My wife (who’s a NY girl and not even a UGA grad) and I have literally stood up at games in the Goff years, turned to face the fans behind us and yelled “get up off your butts and make some noise!” in close games. Looks like that same ol’ thing, some sort of sense of entitlement (”I’ll wait til they’re winning again like thar s’posed to, then I’ll cheer”), is back again.

Folks, aside from Richt’s 2002-2008 run, our Dawgs had two 10 win seasons in 19 years, and no championships of any sort (except state of Ga, I guess). We have no reason to feel entitled to anything. If you think some mystery Super-Coach is going to swoop in and magically cure things, and then you can start cheering again, go root for someone else. When I’m at games, I’ll continue to cast aside the trappings of my professional life and yell til I’m hoarse, no matter who’s coaching or what the score is, and I sure wish you’d do the same!

Dustin

September 13th, 2011
1:59 pm

ARDawg, you my friend are a dumb@ss. When you and all the other bozos out there boo the players, leave the game early, spout off on these messages boards, you are making all UGA people look bad. Be a real UGA fan and support the team and at the end of the year, don’t donate any money, don’t come to the game, and don’t wear any UGA stuff. Cause in the end, you come out to support the University of Georgia, if you don’t like it, GT is looking for fans.

SC DAWG

September 13th, 2011
2:00 pm

I think our fans are pathetic. Maybe it’s where I sit, which is homeside on the 50, but it’s a dadgum wine and cheese crowd who sit on their hands, make no noise and are more interested in hobnobbing than watching the game and this makes me SICK!!!! If you want to talk and socialize, then stay in the parking lot. Otherwise, you better stand up and make some noise!

Macclenny_dawg

September 13th, 2011
2:11 pm

Bill,
I think we support the Dawgs but most of us have given up on our coaching staff!!! Too many times even in Richt”s best years we came out flat in several games a year!!! We overlooked it when we went on and won a championship!!! Anybody who knows anything about football can see that we get outcoached!!! Perfect example is in the comments made by our players and opposing coaches!! Against Boise state after the loss one of the players on defense stated that we didn’t expect them to come and line up like that!!! Spurrier stated if they line up a certain way run the fake!!! We just get outcoached!!! Sometimes all the talent we have overcomes coaching by the coaches. Sometimes we just can’t!!! Boise state coach stated that when he asked about Uga to other SEC coaches “we don”t spend alot of time on them because they are so vanilla!!!” Folks this is other coaches in our conference!!! We line up the same every week. We run the same plays every week. There is no change in our gameplan!!! The years we were winning we changed some things. We used to try to block a punt to try to change momentum!!! Bobo needed 2 years ago to be demoted back to our qb coach. He is a good qb coach. Our qb”s were better prepared. Murray last year and in the 1st two games this year comes out looking like crap. Is that the coaches fault??? I say it is!!! Murray is out team leader the qb always is. We need to get him going quicker!!! How??? Get him some safe throws like the screens. Call a qb draw!!! He stated himself he gets too jacked up!!! The best way to settle him down is to get him involved fast!!! Folks all the talent in the world can”t overcome getting outcoached all the time!!! For those who think Richt will get this thing turned around I agree he will!!! That is what scares me is if we win out and we keep Richt !!! I gave him every chance for the last three years to take back over the playcalling duties and put Bobo back where he belongs coaching the qb!!! He just fails making the adjustments way too late!!!! Conservative Richt doesn’T even go by the motto he made up!!! GATA!!! Then goes out and coaches not to lose instead of coaching too win!!! I have been a BULLDOG for over 30 years and like all fans I hate it when we lose!!! But is losing the rest of our games this year would guarantee a new coaching staff I say lets lose!!! I just don”t want to settle for being good. I want my beloved DAWGS to be GREAT!!!

SteveSpurrier

September 13th, 2011
2:14 pm

“After the game, and I went over to shake Mark Richt’s hand, he turned around, dropped his pants and grabbed his ankles.
I said, “Mark, what are you doing?!?”
Mark said, “Finish The Drill.”
——– Steve Spurrier

AthensDawg

September 13th, 2011
2:14 pm

I don’t know what Ivan heard but I was at the game and it sounded like the place was rockin. And the other thing is is that the Dawgs are 0-2 and duh we aren’t happy at what has happened.PS I don’t like Ivan Maisel.

Manofdawg

September 13th, 2011
2:14 pm

Actually, ECU has opened up against two ranked opponents – South Carolina and Virginia Tech. They are also 0-2.

01HAWK

September 13th, 2011
2:18 pm

CMR would have already been fired at the following schools: These schools will not accept mediocrity.

BAMA
LSU
FLORIDA
AUBARN

Ryan

September 13th, 2011
2:18 pm

I don’t trust ESPN writers. They also had a story the other week about the Falcons cornerbacks being the best tandum in football – HA – I knew that was a load of junk when I read it. The best CBs don’t allow cry baby Cutler to throw for 300 plus yards!!!!!!!!!!

shankit

September 13th, 2011
2:19 pm

Steve Spurrier – You must be talking about the drill Bill Stanfill
put on you your senior year. Probably where your hemorroids
came from.

shankit

September 13th, 2011
2:20 pm

O1HAWK – Your are right about Bama would have fired.
6 coaches fired in the last 7th year and on your 7th with Saban.
Richt is longest tenured coach in SEC.

shankit

September 13th, 2011
2:22 pm

Make that 7 coaches in last 11 years at Bama.
Mediocre for a long time.

JB

September 13th, 2011
2:22 pm

As long as the Hartman fund is a requirement to ” attend”, the fans have a right to cheer or boo. It’s not cheap to attend these games….And if the Product doesn’t improve, There will be no need for the Hartman fund for we will be like little brother in Atlanta with 4 cokes 4 hot dogs trying to fill the place. Is there anyone teaching economics over there who could explain some of this. The Games AREN’T FREE for the 95,000+.

collegeballfan

September 13th, 2011
2:24 pm

“After all, the Dogs looked pretty bad in the Georgia Dome against the Broncos…”

Correct. But you usually look “pretty bad” when you play a better team. And Boise was clearly the better team. And football is still a team game and the best team usually wins.

Georgia is 0 – 2. But the losses were to teams that were expected to beat Georgia.

Looking at the schedule Georgia should be favored to win all games except maybe Florida and Auburn. Maybe Florida and Auburn. Win the games you are expected to win and you have 8 wins.
Florida and Auburn can put Georgia in double digit wins.

Per the numbers Richt is the best football coach in UGA history.

JB

September 13th, 2011
2:25 pm

I’m a regular on these blogs. The frustration is building because I’ve never seen to many long,wordy blogs by so many new bloggers…You get a long one every now and then, but man. Lex,Mobile, any of you guys noticing this?

SteveSpurrier

September 13th, 2011
2:26 pm

“Two of the keys to Georgia’s decline to the bottom are 1.) the coaches and fans emphasis on shiny pants / glittery uniforms and 2.) emphasis on crowd noise and crowd fashion. Neither has anything to do with what happens on the field. Remember the ill advised incredibly embarrassing “Black Out” (also known as THE SMACKOUT) vs. Alabama? As Alabama ROLLED to a 31 to NOTHING whomping of GA after 2 quarters, the Alabama players were clearly feeding off the yelling dumb Dog fans, Alabama players actually gesturing and encouraging the Dog fans to make even more noise as they walloped the Dogs. The BlackSmackout and the Dog fashion / noise emphasis actually turned into a bigger distraction for the Dogs themselves, and they were clearly flabbergasted by their own foolish strategy and lost the game before it even started. Obsessed with fashion statements and crowd noise – A perfect example of what a coach should NOT do.” —– Steve Spurrier

rward

September 13th, 2011
2:27 pm

I was ashamed to see the “fans” leaving. When they started to come back they should have been denied their seats. I too am frustrated with the coaches and team, but you don’t do that in Athens.
I can’t recall that ever. If it’s more important for you to beat the traffic then stay home. We don’t need you. We had recruits at the game you idiots !!!!

JB

September 13th, 2011
2:29 pm

collegeballfan……………you just laid out exactly why we want change. The rest of the conference doesn’t want this sleeping giant waken up. This state outside of Florida and Texas produces the best Div 1 players on the East coast ans has more money than ANY program but Texas. They want us to be good little doggies and stay on the porch.

ATL Fan

September 13th, 2011
2:31 pm

The fans can be GOOD or BAD (whatever that’s supposed to mean) but the onus is upon the team. If fans are booing, it’s because they don’t like what is happening on the field.
The fans behavior toward the team is a barometer of product satisfaction. If the product is good, the fan will applaud. If the product is bad, the fan will likely boo.

01HAWK

September 13th, 2011
2:34 pm

BAMA………………..2 CHAMPIONSHIPS since 1992……………………………………..Winningest program in the SEC. The most elite program in the SEC.

Have always been the top program in the SEC. Check the numbers. You can always go back to 1980 to see what you have done. Most of you were not even born. Yes we had a dry spell which every program has but we do get it right eventually. DOOLEY always played 2nd fiddle to BEAR BRYANT and CMR does the same now to almost every coach in the SEC.

Leading in SEC TITLES:

BAMA…………..22
TENN…………..13
UGA…………….12
LSU……………..10
FL…………………8
AUB………………7

NUFF SAID

JB

September 13th, 2011
2:34 pm

The boo’s are not because of ONE bad game. They are from starting year 3 with mediocrity and after this head coach has over promised and under delivered for THIS YEAR. Georgia OWNED both these teams four or five years ago.

JB

September 13th, 2011
2:36 pm

01HAWK….be fair, list all the cheat’n,probations and forfeited games by the NCAA. Tell it all bother.

War Dang Dawg

September 13th, 2011
2:36 pm

“Georgia is 0 – 2. But the losses were to teams that were expected to beat Georgia.”

True, but why should we EXPECT to lose to Boise State and South Carolina?

“Per the numbers Richt is the best football coach in UGA history.”

Do the numbers take into account the automatic W’s – usually 2 a year – against I-AA and directional schools that didn’t exist in Butts’ and Dooley’s eras?

JB

September 13th, 2011
2:38 pm

5 years from now, let the record show 0-2……..and the excuses too many to remember.

01HAWK

September 13th, 2011
2:38 pm

collegeballfan …………………………..Per the numbers Richt is the best football coach in UGA history

NOT…………………………………Until he wins a BCS Championship he will always play 2nd fiddle to DOOLEY.

Ron Smith

September 13th, 2011
2:38 pm

Facts speak louder than what someone thinks. If you wanna know what someone is going to do, look at what they’ve done. UGA’s record speaks for itself – continued downward spiral; UGA quarterback is great as long as they’re playing teams with losing records; the team continues to give the ball away; 4th and goal from the one yard line and UGA coaches call for more field goals; if UGA continues down the same path drop ticket prices and give coaches a pay cut; stop blaming the customer for a poor product; remember Colorado, UCF, Auburn, Boise State, USC, Florida. top 10 recruiting class year after year with bottom 10 results; poor conditioning; players in legal troubles, etc., etc. Something is wrong in Athens

shankit

September 13th, 2011
2:39 pm

01HAWK – Are you the Bama fan that called in to the Paul Fienbaum show
on XM College Sports and asked Paul, ” Paul, why duz Auburn still
have an Injuneering clazz, heck, thar ain’t hardly any trains running
anymore.

Megan

September 13th, 2011
2:39 pm

Frosty Dawg, yes we do believe that some coach can come in and bring us a national championship…LSU, Alabama, Florida all thought the same…guess what happened? Now Auburn, Miss. State, and Arkansas are starting to compete on the big stage… but, where is Georgia? moving backwards, 14-14 in last 28 games, 1-10, against ranked opponents, 0-2 this year, and we know we will not beat florida!

JB

September 13th, 2011
2:39 pm

01HAWK…………..Not being a regular, you’re missing his point.

WONDERING

September 13th, 2011
2:39 pm

Dawgy Due, who is suppose to correct the mistakes? I think that is the coaches job. Just WONDERING.

Gay Dawg

September 13th, 2011
2:40 pm

OMG Crowell to start! I just spewed coke all over my face and stomach! EXCITED!~

shankit

September 13th, 2011
2:41 pm

Don’t wish any bad luck on anyone, but if Blair Walsh
pulled a hamstring, maybe Georgia could score inside
the red zone sometimes.

JB

September 13th, 2011
2:41 pm

Gay Dawg, I could, but I won’t go there. Too easy

shankit

September 13th, 2011
2:44 pm

3rd and two inside the red zone (2 plays to make a first down or TD),
Georgia is going to try a pass (usually unsuccessful, cause the other
DC knows it is coming,) and then rely on the field goal.

01HAWK

September 13th, 2011
2:45 pm

MEDIOCRE……………………….When you are grouped with KY, TENN, VANDY, OLE MISS, and MS. STATE……………………………………………….Then you have a right to complain about the product.

Even Ole Miss and MS. STATE have been tired of losing and changed coaches. And rumors are HOUSTON NUTT is on the hot seat at OLE MISS.

CMR makes to much money to produce such a lousy product on the field. Keep him…………………..Because BAMA is going to give you a BEAT DOWN next year……………………GET READY.

Bobo is Not the Problem

September 13th, 2011
2:46 pm

ASSININE. Fans are the freaking customer. They pay the bills. They account for the revenue. Fans are the dang driver, not the sportswriters and announcers. We will let you know when we feel like cheering and when we feel like booing.

Johnny G

September 13th, 2011
2:46 pm

Jasper…your comments from 1356 hours are everything wrong with Georgia “trailer park” football fans. I wonder if you ever done anything other than pay $9.99 for a UGA hat from the local gas station.

excuse # 17

September 13th, 2011
2:47 pm

Its the fans fault!

Tiger

September 13th, 2011
2:48 pm

I am who I am cause of who I am, I don’t sign autographs,
cause the fans don’t know squat about my game and ought
to chill out.

01HAWK

September 13th, 2011
2:49 pm

You can name call all you want to against me but it is your program that is in turmoil while CMR makes 5 MILLION in salary and endorsements.

SABAN is the highest paid because they expect him to win, and if he does not win ………………………..He will be history also.

IT IS ABOUT WINNING

Tiger

September 13th, 2011
2:49 pm

What happened to my fans? They’re not around anymore.

Gay Dawg

September 13th, 2011
2:50 pm

UGA has a very large gay population Bill King. Don’t attack us or you sir are a homophobe!

SSIgator

September 13th, 2011
2:50 pm

“Do UGA fans deserve to be called out?”

No, but the UGA coaching staff sure needs to be and the fans should not have to settle for “we lost a close one” and “we had some bad breaks today” and other such tripe. As long as the purse strings that control the situation are satisfied with those types of excuses nothing is going to change. No matter what the fans say or do.

Megan

September 13th, 2011
2:52 pm

SC Dawg, yes, we could all stop donating money, going to games, and buying UGA merchandise… But then UGA couldn’t pay the coaches’ salaries… what a concept…

Elvis

September 13th, 2011
2:52 pm

My fans all loved me cause I always gave them a good performance.

Steve Spurrier

September 13th, 2011
2:54 pm

My fans don’t particularly love me, but they put up with me,
cause I turned a losing program around to a mediocre program,
able to compete with Georgia.

Urban Meyer

September 13th, 2011
2:55 pm

My fans loved me more than Ron Zook, cause I had a few
winning seasons. Now, they hate me cause I will be the
next coach at Ohio STate.

SatillaDawg

September 13th, 2011
2:56 pm

Another year, another disappointing start.

I still think it’s time for a change at the top, but will always support my Dawgs, win or lose.

Go Dawgs! Sic ‘em!

Jim Tressel

September 13th, 2011
2:57 pm

My fans used to love me (except when we played a SEC team),
Finally, we had to cheat, but we finally beat one of them, and my fans
didn’t even care about the cheating as long as we finally won one.

Cam Newton

September 13th, 2011
2:58 pm

My fans loved me.

Pete Carroll

September 13th, 2011
3:00 pm

My fans loved me cause I brought a winning program
they didn’t care if I fudged a little bit to do it.

Joe Pa

September 13th, 2011
3:02 pm

My fans love me win or lose, cause their children are under my care.

Barry

September 13th, 2011
3:03 pm

Absolutely our fans are sometimes awful, Just shut up and let the season play out-I believe in these coaches and players. If they don’t perform-there will be plent of time to yell for changes..Come on-Support our Dogs!

LSUFANINGA

September 13th, 2011
3:04 pm

UGA fans are delusional! They think they should beat every team they play and that’s unrealistic.

shankit

September 13th, 2011
3:06 pm

LSUFANINGA – Seen the time the shoe was on the other foot, not only
with LSU, but Bama, Auburn, Tennesse, SC, (hope I didn’t leave anyone out)

Trojan

September 13th, 2011
3:06 pm

The fans have never called a bad play, the fans have never jumped offsides, the fans have never been suspended.

The fans have however, purchased 90,000+ tickets everygame for many years. The fans are not average.

stan

September 13th, 2011
3:07 pm

Enter your comments here

Skipper

September 13th, 2011
3:08 pm

Fun to play on blogs. While everyone has their theory, two things are solid: we have hustled backwards the past few years, and we are middle of the pack. If you’re satisfied, so be it, ‘coz the way things are now, thats where we’ll stay! Think we’re beatin’ Miss. State, Ole Miss, Auburn, Fla., Tennessee, Ky., and Vandy all????? We’ll have a good game or two, but will finish (as usual lately) as an also-ran. I’ll support ‘em either way; I’m not givin’ ‘em hell….just tellin’ the truth and it sounds like hell! Now, not only are we losing to power houses, we’re fininding ways to lose when we SHOULD win……0-2….it is what it is…….

shankit

September 13th, 2011
3:11 pm

It’s a tuff conference, almost have to cheat to have a winner.

wr29te

September 13th, 2011
3:13 pm

These people are not UGA fans and most of the 35% are only jock sniffers and have nothing to do as far as giving money or attending most games they just read t he paper and listen to the announcers who have never talk to the AD or the Pres who will make the final call on CMR

shankit

September 13th, 2011
3:13 pm

When does Boise State start their probation?
Probably right after South Carolina’s QB and coach sobers up.

James

September 13th, 2011
3:14 pm

If you want objective analysis about UGA’s situation…

Go here: http://coachesbythenumbers.com/should-richts-backside-really-be-on-fire/

These guys call it straight and back it up with numbers. Not subjectivity.

86Dawg

September 13th, 2011
3:23 pm

Who cares what some ESPN idiot thinks? The sports world existed before ESPN, and regardless of what they (ESPN) would like to think, we’d all be just fine if ESPN disappeared.

ESPN’s own “experts” beat the “hot seat” label into the ground re: CMR before BOTH games this season. Then another of their “experts” blasts a sold-out stadium full of fans for having an opinion based on actual recent experience, over the last several years?

True fans DO support the team, and the staff, but we do also have a right to express our own opinions. And for most of us our opinions don’t begin or end with one game. Maisel should watch every game since 2007 to gain some context before “calling out” anyone. What a narcissistic dolt.

Megan

September 13th, 2011
3:29 pm

Dammit Bulldog Nation, just sit back and take it… Be real fans regardless of how the Dawgs play. Support the coaching staff no matter what! Besides, do you really think we can bring in a new coach and turn things around? Look how long it took Coach Richt to win an SEC Championship at UGA. Look how long it took Nick Saban to win a National Championship at LSU and Alabama, or how long it took Urban Meyer at Florida, or Gene Chizic at Auburn? We cannot expect miracles! For God’s sake look how Dan Mullen is struggling over at Miss. State and Steve Spurrier having a hell of a time trying to South Carolina into relevancy! Just be happy that we are picked to beat both Tennessee and Florida this year which will be the first time in who knows how long?

" Mad Dawg" : Losing football at UGA ain't that bad !

September 13th, 2011
3:29 pm

Macclenny_dawg

September 13th, 2011
3:31 pm

James,
Like it said the SEC East has gotten better!!! UGA has not!!! Sounds like coaches fault to me!!! Bottom line Richt had 5 good years!!! 4 fair years and a losing season. That leaves us with this the deciding year. To right the ship he would have to win 1 of the 1st two games against agianst top ten teams like he did the 1st year!!! Record 0-2!!! Enough said!!! Bye bye Richt!!!

David

September 13th, 2011
3:32 pm

Funny, I’m an SC fan and I knew I had to watch the game til the last second. I wasn’t relaxed with 10 points and 3 minutes remaining, and felt GA would come up with a score at least.

JB

September 13th, 2011
3:33 pm

My problem with the “faithful” is the constant blaming of losses on Coach Bobo. Many still blamed last weeks loss on the man and we scored 42 points. Frickin’ amazing!!!

HBTD!!!

7576DAWG

September 13th, 2011
3:34 pm

Maisel doesn’t know what he is talking about. UGA fan base has not abandon it , they just want to win, as they should. The reason a lot of fans started to leave at the 3 minute mark was not because they didn’t think we could come back it was because of the respect most has for Spurrier to not lose a ten point lead with 3 minutes to go.
McGarity will get us relevant again because he takes his job very serious and he knows what it takes to be a top10 team.. I think college football is about to change with the conferences expanding to 16 teams. As long as we have everything in place within 3 to 5 years everything will be okay.

Rob

September 13th, 2011
3:36 pm

I was sitting on the 45 yard line during the game and had to try and convince everyone around me to stay and support the team which they didn’t!! The fans bailed on the team when they needed them to get loud the most! The team didn’t give up but the fanbase sure did!!! Very hypocritical to ask something of the team when ur not gonna give the same effort. I feel that UGA fans have forgotten the importance of crowd noise and support during a game. The UGA team has suffered a terrible injury to one of it’s most important men, one who plays every single down and that would be our 12th man and the way people are whining it might be a season ending injury

Dawg14

September 13th, 2011
3:37 pm

Fans definitely deserve the criticism. Sanford has so much potential but its home field advantage is not much because the place only gets loud during TDs, rallies, and occasionally 3rd/4th downs. If the stadium was loud the whole time the other team’s offense might jump more. I remember the Arky game last year during the UGA late rally, fans were so loud that Arkansas backed themselves to their own 5 because of 3 consecutive false starts because of the noise. If we were that loud the whole game, we might not have had to rally.

conyersdawg

September 13th, 2011
3:44 pm

I thought the crowd was extremely loud. In both of the games only a scattered few, mostly enebriated, fans were booing and yelling for Richt to “go”. I see positives and I’m optomistic for the remainder of the season. My South Carolina friends were shocked at what happened.

Robert

September 13th, 2011
3:45 pm

“Richt said he saw the toughness and resiliency of his team in the losing effort against South Carolina”

That’s like a guy serving s%it sandwiches trying to convince you that they taste good

I-DOG

September 13th, 2011
3:46 pm

Columbus, that is a mighty big assumption and I think you are incorrect that only young people use computers and enjoy following the team and commenting on it via this forum.

I for one can’t be confused with being young. I think many of the people in here (like myself) were there when we got hosed at Auburn and remember what time it is in TX and were ecstatic when Donnan and Bobo and Edwards vanquished FL after such a long dry spell and remember Dooley’s tight lipped comment “it was poor coaching on our part” when James Jackson laid the ball down at midfield after a win only to have South Carolina return the ball for the winning td with no time left (though mercifully it didn’t count!).

You would have to be in your 70’s to have any real memories of a 3 year streak this bad. I personally don’t remember some of the bad teams from the 50’s since that IS before my time.

doug dawg

September 13th, 2011
3:49 pm

things won’t change, folks, until the stands start to get empty and the tv contracts dry up. it is as simple as that. only money talks these days, and the ad understands that, and so does adams. as long as week keep supporting this mess, it will go on, down and down and down. we do not have the ‘worst’ fans; we have the best fans. but frustration builds and is continuing to do so. for three or four years we have heard the excuses. it is getting old, fast. or maybe not so fast.

Greg

September 13th, 2011
3:51 pm

cs:you are delusional. If you think those coaches and players are busting their tails every day to get better you are more of an idiot than you sound like you are. All of the coaches have more football knowledge in their pinkie finger than you have or will ever be able to have. So, how about you support these 18-22 year old kids or just stay out of it!!!

Greg

September 13th, 2011
3:52 pm

Not busting their tails…sorry.

just a fan

September 13th, 2011
3:53 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn27sLE-R4s

The link above is a short rant by the Coastal Carolina coach its short and funny.

WDE

September 13th, 2011
3:53 pm

@Gay Dawg = Tech Troll….

ha

September 13th, 2011
3:54 pm

I will call yall out.
Trailer trash
knuckle draggers
Toothless rednecks
Mouth breathers
Whiners
Full of it
Pathetic
husband hunting hos

WDE

September 13th, 2011
3:56 pm

@just a fan thanks for sharing that’s a hoot….!

WDE

September 13th, 2011
3:57 pm

@ha my my troll boy that was really funny…what else ya got….

" Mad Dawg" : Losing football at UGA ain't that bad !

September 13th, 2011
3:58 pm

Megan stick to cheerleading for UGA, because your ignorance only reveals you don’t know a damn thing about expectations associated with big time SEC football. Please be quiet and don’t forget to pack your red and black pom poms & your keep Mark Richt under LOSING circumstances only sign with you.

Congrats, you are precisely the type of delusional fan that deserves the mediocrity and losing which is prevalent at UGA today. Georgia football will only get worse because of people like you who have the football i.q. of a common chicken. How much more losing football must the program endure before fools like you see the light. UGA could get blown out by Coastal Carolina and idiots like you would be launching “keep Mark Richt “websites and telling rational fans to be as stupid as your kind are. Just do us all a favor and shut your damn mouth !!!! Pathetic Loser !!

ha

September 13th, 2011
4:00 pm

professors of Pizza delivery

ha

September 13th, 2011
4:00 pm

Tea Bag tasters

ha

September 13th, 2011
4:01 pm

ball jugglers

ha

September 13th, 2011
4:02 pm

JB

September 13th, 2011
4:02 pm

Robert – “Richt said he saw the toughness and resiliency of his team in the losing effort against South Carolina”

If you cant appreciate that statement, then you don’t know much about football. That squad kept having to deal with TO’s run back for TD’s but kept coming back. Many temas would have caved after one if not two, etc.

Losing still sux but the squad did show tough, resiliency AND heart.

HBTD!!!

wreckmaniac

September 13th, 2011
4:05 pm

Stafford, Tereshenski, Cox, Murray. They’ve all been thrown under the bus. The only lucky one is Mettenberger.

ha

September 13th, 2011
4:07 pm

Gloom dispair and agony on me
Deep dark depression excessive misery
If it wern’t for bad luck we would have no luck at all

remember that? it was on Hee Haw the shaw that UGA bases it’s graduation test on.

ha

September 13th, 2011
4:08 pm

The world is ending.
Lawdy CMR the yankees is coming.

Sober Historian

September 13th, 2011
4:09 pm

UGA has won exactly 2 SEC championships since Herschel Walker left; during that same period, Florida has won 8, Tennessee and LSU 5 each and Alabama 4. Since the initiation of an SEC championship game almost 20 years ago, Georgia has played in exactly 3, winning 2. Georgia has zero national championships since 1980; since 1978 the other listed SEC teams have won 12 natl. championships. So, Bulldog fans ought not to have tremendously lofty ambitions, should drop all pretense of ultra-regional significance and should be glad they can always relive the 1980 Ga-Fla game.

ha

September 13th, 2011
4:09 pm

What will I do with my khakis and this stupid shirt with the G on it?
Lawdy lawdy lawdy.

Ralph

September 13th, 2011
4:11 pm

YES UGA fans need to be called out. The one’s that constantly complain about one of the winningest coaches in the NCAA, one of the winningnest percentage wise coaches ever at UGA, the ones that boo at games, leave early in games. This is the sorriest year for fans in the history of UGA. It is sickening. It is also sickening that it seems that Bradley and Schultz have something against Coach Richt. They have gone beyond the pale in undermining this coach. Thankfully Coach Richt is calm, cool and collected and is preparing this team for greatness. Rich will not be fired unless he has a losing season. Anything above 500 gurantees he is back. Next year is the test. Everyone expects UGA to be a top 5 team next year–NOT this year. Put it in your pipe and smoke it. Richt has over 65% approval rating. Only the young restless crowd who has no sense of history wants Richt out. Ain’t gonna happen.

JB

September 13th, 2011
4:15 pm

And for the most part, they’ve all waxed the yellow maggots.

HBTD!!!

Kiss The Ring

September 13th, 2011
4:15 pm

Sobor historian….you forgot that Auburn has 6 SEC titles, 3 undefeated seasons and a national title. Also, your 1980 title was a joke…you played nobody. Hope that helps!

Gay Dawg

September 13th, 2011
4:16 pm

Dad gummit….I am tired of losing to USC. I want a coach that knows how to beat those coccks!

JB

September 13th, 2011
4:16 pm

“Played nobody”? Now THAT is funny!

Kiss The Ring

September 13th, 2011
4:18 pm

JB – have you seen the 1980 opponent won loss record? Soboring indeed. 4-7 average record for that year.Yuk

Gay Dawg

September 13th, 2011
4:19 pm

Its time for Richt to take over the offense. lift the hood up and get both arms in there and root around….find the problem and get out the waste!

Readin', writin', 'rithmetic

September 13th, 2011
4:20 pm

How are Richt’s dream team recruits doing in their remedial studies classes? I heard some of them are having problems learning their ABCs.

Sober Historian

September 13th, 2011
4:24 pm

Kiss the Ring-You’re right, I did neglect to mention Auburn; Auburn’s post-1980 success is even more reason for UGA diehards to be more realistic about their recent heritage, which since the initiation of the SEC championship has most often been as an SEC-East also-ran.

Wait till next year!

September 13th, 2011
4:27 pm

Next year is the test.

Right, it’s always next year for Richt. I love it. Dawgtards are so weak-minded that they’ll buy this “next year” baloney.

jWall

September 13th, 2011
4:32 pm

I’ve been to every home game the last 30 years and UGA has the worst fans in america. They sit on their hands the whole game and then all they do is cry like a bunch of babies when we lose. THEY TRUELY NEVER SUPPORT THEIR TEAM!

Is Saint Mark still there?

September 13th, 2011
4:34 pm

“It was on Hee Haw, the show that UGA bases its graduation test on.”

UGA changed it last year. Now they use The Simpsons. It’s a lot easier for UGAers to comprehend.

smoore54

September 13th, 2011
4:36 pm

Ivan is flapping his jaws since his podcast after the Boise State game pretty much spelled out what he thought of Georgia’s coaching and that it extended beyond just the horrifying game against the Broncos. Georgia fans have been loud and proud even after at least two seasons of “hotseat” articles from all the college football pundits, himself included. When I attended the Bulldog Club meeting at the Galleria in Cobb County, Mark Richt and our Dawgs got a standing ovation. Dawg fans far and wide seem to be able to put the SCAR loss in perspective and see the same improvements that Mark Richt saw from our team. If we eye Dan Mullen for a coaching position or speculate on it then maybe Ivan needs to take a bit of his own culpability for a fanbase’s nervousness about the state of the coach. Maybe the imaginary “hotseat” discussion that is gracing ESPN’s college football page even as I type impacting the confidence of the recruits will contribute to a vicious cycle that will conspire to bring down a coach.

Just don’t lay all the criticism on a fanbase that has been buying tickets, merchandise and rolling out the red & black every week through thick and thin even through the chatter the meganetwork spews everyday. Maybe we’re a little rattled by seeing our coach and our team oft maligned and losses mean more than they would if we didn’t have to wade through that during every College Gameday broadcast.

But we are there. We are proud and we support our team.

Gay Dawg

September 13th, 2011
4:36 pm

Saint Richt- too funny…i just spewed coke all over my face and stomach!

UGA Student

September 13th, 2011
4:36 pm

Yeah all the whining and complaining from the fair weather “fans” will end after they win out the rest of the season… Yeah, 10-2 and possibly SEC East champions. Go Dawgs!

Gay Dawg

September 13th, 2011
4:39 pm

UGA Student is right…we may have not smoked those coccks last weekend, but the hairy dawgs are gonna go deep in the polls this fall!

Wil

September 13th, 2011
4:51 pm

Like most I never thought as a Dawg fan I would be okay with a loss, but there were alot of good things to see last week. Players showing toughness, and the coaches not afraid to take some gambles.If we keep that up I feel good about the future. The mistakes that cost are things that are going to happen when you have such a young team. Hopefully they learn from it. Keep your heads up. two losses to SC and we could still be playing in atlanta at the end of the year.

Kiss The Ring

September 13th, 2011
4:53 pm

Playing in atlanta after startying 0-2 is nice, bit UGA plays nobody..They will just go to ATL and get their heads kicked in by LSU or ARK.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 13th, 2011
4:54 pm

Finish the season 10-2

LOL

Got any more jokes to tell

ARdawg

September 13th, 2011
4:56 pm

Larry

Now who’s attempting to flatter themselves? I’m not your son. You should be so lucky. You are okay wallowing in mediocrity. I get that. You’ll gobble down the shyte sandwich, give thanks and beg for another. I get that too. It is okay with me no matter how you wish to live your life or support your team. Good luck with that and in life. It is blatantly obvious you’re going to need it.

Dustin
You should stay on topic and follow the thread. You are an idiot now, get cooking on those fries

MAD HAiry Dawg

September 13th, 2011
4:56 pm

CMR is a great coach and a great face for UGA. He recruites great, develops young men, holds them to a standard that many have never been held to. A coaching change would be a detremental set back. We are close, real close! If you seriously look at the young men we have now representing our Football team, there is a lot to be proud of.

Gay Dawg

September 13th, 2011
4:58 pm

MAD HAIRY DAGW!!!

Firstly, great name….second…Richt cannot even pullout a win over USC. I mean how can we beat UF or LSU if we cannot smoke coccks.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 13th, 2011
5:05 pm

Look

If we are so worried about mentoring young men then re-hire Richt as The UGA Mentor to the athletic department

Does anyone work for a company that has mentors, I doubt it

You dont perform at your job, your fired period. Thats something these kids need to learn

Ben

September 13th, 2011
5:06 pm

Our seats were in sec. 127 but it was so packed we went to upper student section. We stayed on our feet and loud the whole game. I noticed the seats across the way (sec. 123-150) started filing out early. These are the same people who complain when you stand up and cheer. Some fans need to give up their seats and stay in the recliner. Maisel was right to call out the so called “fans” I will keep going to student section where the volume is always CRANKED!!!

jay

September 13th, 2011
5:08 pm

this team is 14-14 in its last 28 games and the stands are still full. Maisel should stick to west coast
football which is all he really knows.

JDawg

September 13th, 2011
5:13 pm

Our Dawgs are playing like a pro baseball player in a slump. They are pressing at every level. We needed that South Carolina win to release the pressure. When it happens you will see a fluid, strong team go forward. And by the way, CMR out coached the old ball coach and our kids out played their guys. The pressing contributed to the turnovers. Regarding the boo birds>>>stay the home-we don’t need you. As soon as we turn it around you will be the first to say “I knew we could do it and CMR is our guy”>>>

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 13th, 2011
5:24 pm

JDawg

you wont be hearing that

ARdawg

September 13th, 2011
5:25 pm

JDawg

Even the boo birds hope that you are right and they get an opportunity to jump on the Richt bandwagon. Unfortunately not many of them believe they will see the day

beanster

September 13th, 2011
5:33 pm

I admit I walked away from the TV after Aaron coughed it up (and I would have had trouble staying in my seat if I were at the game). I was so frustrated I went and did the freaking dishes so my remote would still be in one piece the next day. Like Dale said above , too many seasons in a row of heartbreakers with the only redemption coming against Tech tends to wear a Dawg fan down. But that doesn’t make us bad fans, Mr. Maisel.

ARdawg

September 13th, 2011
5:38 pm

Fans are frustrated. I know because I am one of them. It doesn’t make us bad fans. It makes us fans with expectations and we occasionally, once in a while wish to see those expectations met. There is no shame in venting fan frustration regardless of what the muckraking gutter dwelling kool aid drinkers declare

Big Wally

September 13th, 2011
5:39 pm

Obviously Maisel doesn’t have the mental ability to look over the last 4 years and the product Richt has put on the field.

SentientDawg

September 13th, 2011
5:41 pm

Georgia fans are not much different than other fans. Some are obnoxious, some are more gracious. Some fans stay until the end of the game, winning or losing — and some leave when they feel like leaving. Fans can be embarrassing — I know Colorado was embarrassed by the behavior for some of its fans last year at the UGA vs Colorado game. I was there, and some members of the CU student body were obnoxious to Georgia fans. On the other hand some were a bit more pleasant toward us Georgia folks even though it was a bitter loss to take. UGA football did show better against South Carolina, and gives reason to hope for better results in the future. Were it not for some bad mistakes, UGA could have blown out USC. But UGA didn’t. A loss is a loss, and it adds to the sting of last year’s losing season since we haven’t won a game yet this year. All teams go through bad stretches. The question remains, how long will this bad stretch last? Will the UGA players, and the fan-base rise up, and make things happen? Or will we let them happen?

ARdawg

September 13th, 2011
5:41 pm

Big Wally

Funny how last year all the talking heads would say “oh, look at his body of work”. They’re not saying that this year.

" Mad Dawg" : CMR will win at UGA or he will be fired.

September 13th, 2011
5:42 pm

It happened to Richt’s mentor, FSU’s Bobby Bowden, it happened to Tennessee’s Phil Fulmer, it happened to Miami,Fla’s Larry Coker and the list will continue to go on. If Mark Richt can’t get Georgia back to winning fast before this season ends, his coaching career will end. Like it or not, he is no exception no matter how great a person he is and no matter how many moral victories he can claim for his delusional support fanbase. Unlike each of the aforementioned coaches above he has no national title to fall back on. Bowden & Fulmer cashed in their national titles for more time and were unceremoniously shown the door to forced retirement after a few mediocre seasons. They ended up victims of their previous successes and were ran out of their respective programs. At the “U” Larry Coker inherited a national title in 2001 and had accumulated an highly impressive 53-9 record by 2005 when he was told two 8-4 seasons or 16-8 was not acceptable at Miami. He was told UM’s expectation of him was to win an ACC tltle and make a BCS Bowl. And when his team fell far short of that goal by going 7-6, he graciously accepted his termination after finishing 60-15 (.800) and winning an incredible 80% of his games. Even his replacement, former Cane coach went 16-10 (.615) in his last 26 games and was fired after an unacceptable loss to USF last year. After going 14-14 at his alma mater, Miami,FL., Richt would have been fired within 2 hours after the Liberty Bowl loss.

Back to UGA and Richt, he has been more than given the benefit of the doubt after 3 going on 4 disappointing seasons. A close analysis of a highly winnable schedule after the first two performances shows at best UGA will fall anywhere from 8-4 to 6-6 by seasons end. Should he be allowed to come back if he goes 8-4 and loses to Florida again ? If Richt loses to UF again the question becomes academic. A 2-9 record against UF will put him in the company of former Ohio St.head coach John Cooper, who was strictly fired for a 2-10 record vs.primary rival Michigan despite an acceptable overall .715 winning record percentage against everybody else. At this point, moral victories or excuses for being close, will not save Richt if he doesn’t go at least 9-3 or 8-4 with a convincing, well coached victory over rebuilding and hard working Florida. But CMR’s hard work to save his job begins with the Hot Seat Bowl versus Ole Miss and Houston Nutt, who is fighting to save his own job after going 4-8 last year. Then UGA’s remaining tests are hungry Miss. St., the vengeful Vols, The party in Jacksonville, Defending Champ Auburn, and pesky Tech. If Richt runs the table he probably will get another year, if the team ends up more moral victories than real ones he should be fired. No doubt about it. The delusional lovefest ends.

2010 BCS CHAMPS

September 13th, 2011
5:55 pm

UGA fans should be deported to the ACC.

beanster

September 13th, 2011
5:56 pm

9-3 with a loss to UF would be an awful situation. I hope that it is convincing, whichever way things go.

I-DOG

September 13th, 2011
6:03 pm

Ralph:
Richt’s tenure at UGA can be summed up with the famous line “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”.

2002-07 were great times, 2009, 2010, and apparently 2011 are the worst of times. Only Goff’s first three years are as bad as Richt’s last three in the modern era. I wish it weren’t true and I wish we could run the table so that Richt doesn’t tie Richt for worst 3 year period in the last 40 years of Georgia football. He is sullying his own legacy

BulldogsRock

September 13th, 2011
6:03 pm

They definitely played a lot better and SC is a very good team. UGA has a lot of young talent and I believe will surprise many by season’s end. And, I agree BK, they may actually contend for SEC East. Let’s be honest. Boise State is no slouch. Don’t give up on CMR yet.

SEC Fan

September 13th, 2011
6:04 pm

America, unfortunately to a lot of people, is a free country, and, therefore, within the bounds of decency, one can say what one damn well pleases. This includes the state of the football program at UGA and the competence or lack thereof of Richt and his staff, esp. the offensive and defensive coordinators. In view of this, I would suggest that if someone doesn’t like what some other person blogs, then he/she best not read it. So far as Richt goes, he alone has brought all the criticism that he is now receiving down on himself and has no one to blame but himself.

The Diesel

September 13th, 2011
6:29 pm

Here is some advice for the FANS that constantly tell other Fans to sit down.Stay your WHINE and CHEESE ASSES at home.If you do not want to stand and yell for the Dawgs that’s fine.Just don’t infringe on other fans who are there to cheer on the Dawgs and have a great time.

GT GRAD

September 13th, 2011
6:40 pm

East Carolina & Florida Atlantic have both played two teams ranked in the Top 25; possibly an honest mistake, but more than likely more mis-information from Bill King trying to make UGA look good. Oh well, not a big deal.

The remainder of the UGA schedule looks pretty easy except for Florida and GT. The Tennessee game will be tougher than the Auburn game……….everyone who watched the first two Auburn games KNOWS that Auburn should be 0-2 rather than 2-0. The referees REALLY helped Auburn win BOTH games (and they were so very lucky with the on-side kick against Utah State in addition to the refs ignoring the obvious offensive holding calls late in the game). The refs had to put a significant amount of effort into helping Auburn win against Mississippi State………I do not support Utah State, Miss. St. or Auburn; I am simply and unbiased college football fan who got mad at the outcome (referees should NOT decide the outcome of the game as they did in both of Auburn’s first two games). Auburn should definitely be 0-2…….1-1 at the very best! The world is not fair and the “big-time” SEC teams are given WAY too many “breaks” or “positive calls”.

TD has no clue!

September 13th, 2011
6:41 pm

What does this idiot know? I guess we should cheer for a bunch of losers.

Sharkman

September 13th, 2011
7:25 pm

Maise is an idiot! Fans cheer for successful teams! Even us rabid DAWG fans are sick and tired of losing games we shouldn’t because of stupid mistakes!!! Hopefully Kirby Smart can take the program on a better direction next year….or….perhaps this year.

Jasper Sanks

September 13th, 2011
7:41 pm

Johnny G. – you can’t handle the truth.

…just my $9.99.

Lyno49

September 13th, 2011
7:42 pm

Hey I’m a UGA student, and anyone who doesn’t think the crowd was into it needs help. I sat in the student section under the tron, and we didn’t lose faith till the scoreboard read :00. When South Carolina kicked off the last time our section erupted with Boykin chants as he ran out on the field. We waved red towels and chanted and sang even when we went down 10. Bottom line there is hope in Athens, and maybe just maybe…it isn’t blind.

Dawg

September 13th, 2011
7:49 pm

Real Dawg fans saw the improvements made by these young kids. The rest of the whiners are fair weather fans. Everyone does not understand…. once a Dawg, always a Dawg….How sweet it is !!

Ga Grad '90

September 13th, 2011
7:52 pm

Oh wait, here’s one for ya: Georgia’s the BEST…the best WINLESS team in the country. I’d like to cheer for a winning team. I’m sick of this pansy sugar-coated BS. I have not seen Georgia football this bad in the past 25 years. We just SUCK, SUCK SUCK and more SUCK. Okay, I said it. But we SUCK. Face it, you bozo arse morons that keep waying keep CMR and his horrible staff. He is downright TERRIBLE. I want wins. I want to cheer on a winning team…not a bunch of losers. Who the heck wants to cheer on losers (besides Carolina fans). Steve Spurrier would have brought Georgia a National Championship by now considering what he’s done at Carolina. We SUCK, WE WUCK WE SUCK WE SUCK. And I hate it.

just a fan

September 13th, 2011
7:56 pm

tells us how you really feel Ga Grad ‘90

Ga Grad '90

September 13th, 2011
7:59 pm

And another thing…we have the talent to win SEC and National Championships and we’ve had the talent for years. When CMR couldn’t so it with Stafford and Moreno that was the real sign. Those of you who want to keep CMR are saying that the kids are the problem. I’m saying the athletes are great. The problem is CMR. Those of us who see this are the REAL Dawg fans. Why are we fair-weather fans for wanting to get a coach that gives our our athletes and program the best chance of winning. You guys who keep saying this mess are actually bashing our players.

DAWG with two bags over head

September 13th, 2011
8:03 pm

SEC Fan,

Thanks for bringing some sense to this blog. If you pay for a ticket, you can say or do whatever you want, including leaving early, within certain boundaries. If Richt doesn’t like being on the hot seat, then I think he knows WHAT to do. The question is, does he know HOW to do it any more? I really think he just doesn’t have the drive, fire, will, balls, etc. to do it in today’s SEC. His record over the past 4 season bears this out.

just a fan

September 13th, 2011
8:05 pm

@ Ga Grad ‘90

If the Dawgs went either 9-1 or 10-0 to end the regular season would it be acceptable to keep CMR

Ga Grad '90

September 13th, 2011
8:09 pm

@ just a fan:

If pigs fly before the end of the regular season, will you ride one to a Georiga game?

just a fan

September 13th, 2011
8:11 pm

Yes I will but I don’t see it happening

Ga Grad '90

September 13th, 2011
8:16 pm

No way in h3ll it’s gonna happen, but the scary part is your affirmation. There are many fans that would want to keep CMR is he finished the season 9-1 or 10-0 with our weak schedule. The guy just doesn’t have what it takes to win Championships, heck he can’t even win good games anymore. Ask yourself this hinestly, could Georgia win a National Championship if Nick Saban came to Georgia?

just a fan

September 13th, 2011
8:25 pm

Without a doubt they could win a National Championship with Saban

PowerDawg

September 13th, 2011
8:27 pm

I think he was right on the mark. I have gotten up and left early ONCE. It was the Tech game in Athens. it was 38 degrees and raining. My wife and I, along with another couple using our tickets were all soaked to the bone, frozen, and the concessions were out of coffee and cocoa. We lisyened to last 4-5 minutes on our headsets while walking back to our car. That’s was the only time.

If you were suffering similar doses of discomfort, you had an excuse. Otherwise, you bailed on the team.

Wanting to “beat the traffic” is a poor excuse. Especially if you spend the kind of money that I do every year.

Those that will admit it just don’t care about this team anymore like they should. They have given up and tossed in the towel on this season, and they should be ashamed. Next year they think they will have a new coaching staff and have already punched Richt’s ticket.

What you should do is scream at the top of your lungs, whistle, clap and show support for this team…THIS team. The 105 kids on our team deserve nothing less than your best.

I know from experience, a certain demographic sitting in our stadium, the older folks, come for the socializing mostly. Their level of rah-rah is about equal to some that my pastor affectionately calls “pew warmers”. There dedicated to the cause, but only enough to not call attention to themselves.

That doesn’t mean that others should act likewise.

You pay your money, and you can do what you want, but it isn’t right for anyone to boo, holler out things like DAN MULLINS, and other things I can’t write about. Those players hear every word and read many blogs and articles. It’s wrong, plain and simple.

One final thing…what are you going to do when you finally get your new coachs and things like what occurred the last two weeks still happen?

Whose name are you going to holler out next?

Jim Grobe

September 13th, 2011
8:30 pm

The offer’s still open…let’s do a three game series, 2 at Wake and one at your place.

OH HECK YES THEY DID

September 13th, 2011
8:31 pm

Yes 105 KIDS and the idiots that support them

mike

September 13th, 2011
8:41 pm

I agree completely, Ga fans are very fickle and are an embarrassment to a great institution. I am a season ticket holder and was at the game. We were not as loud as we should have been.

Paul Midler

September 13th, 2011
8:44 pm

I’m still in CMR’s corner.

bugsquacher

September 13th, 2011
8:49 pm

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.

just a fan

September 13th, 2011
8:51 pm

@PowerDawg

One final thing…what are you going to do when you finally get your new coachs and things like what occurred the last two weeks still happen?

So are you saying we should except mediocrity. I don’t and I think there are a lot of others who want much better than we have gotten these last 3 years. Also should Florduh just said lets give the Zooker one more year no they got rid of him and it worked out well for them. Ohio St fired John Cooper who was 110-43 as a head coach because he wasn’t beating the teams he was supposed to, so they made a change and it worked for awhile.

roldawg70

September 13th, 2011
8:53 pm

its deserved
people seem to have lost patience
think the world should be like some
shouting heads talk show

En Fuego

September 13th, 2011
9:10 pm

Man, Carolina fans are way better!

beach dawg

September 13th, 2011
9:28 pm

This is a young team and an improving team. Real Dawg fans will get behind this team and coaching staff and support the team for the rest of the season. 10 and 2 or 9 and 3 is very possible. Keep bringing in young talent and improvement will follow. I for one was glad to see a group of young men playing the Georgia brand of football and being proud to have the G on their helmets. If you want to blast this team then you are not a true fan but a front runner.

Josh

September 13th, 2011
10:03 pm

The problem is we were a middle of the road team under Goff and donnan. Richt comes in here and starts winning and winning championships. So a lot of people jump on the bandwagon and they don’t know anything but winning. So when we began to struggle a little (even though we have still been in the heat of things) they want to throw everyone under the bus. Georgia has a bunch of fair weather fans. These people have no faith in the team. Unlike many of us others. I remember when I was two ssaying I was going to go to UGA. 24 years later I have a degree. Red and black runs deep in my veins, and it will take more than a few losses to stop cheering for my dawgs. And after meeting coach Richt it will take more than a few losses for me to loose faith in him. UGA won’t find a better man than him Dwell maybe tony dungy but that would still be close). Since I haven’t been expecting the worse I have noticed something in this years team that seemed to be missing in the last couple and that is enthusiasm and chemistry. Add that to the talent and we have the makings of a great team. The only problem is the fans.trust me I understand how hard it is to play with bad fans. I played for a team in high school that was projected by many to place second in the region behind a scriven co team led by Michael cooper( remember him). Well after no one believing in us we stopped believing in ourselves and stopped playing up to our potential. The fans need to get behind the dawgs. Show them we still believe in them and we got their back. Do this and I bet great things will happen. Maybe even a 10 and 2 season and a trip to the SEC championship. And if we keep improving from week to week like we did the last, I don’t believe anyone in the country could play with us

doggie

September 13th, 2011
10:12 pm

Never wanted to admit it but…YES, we have some really bad fans..other schools fans make us look pathetic..

Dawg '88

September 13th, 2011
10:19 pm

Funny….Georgia fans want to complain and rip CMR saying its justified.
Then, the fans themselves get ripped and its not? Ironic.

Fans can dish it out but can’t take it back. See how much it might be unwarranted? Do unto others Bulldog unfaithful.

NCDawg90

September 13th, 2011
10:53 pm

First, I’m sick of the media saying all Dawg fans want Richt gone. As it stands now, a majority, including me, don’t.

With that out of the way, it seems to me future scenarios for the program are narrowed down to two: the first, Richt will turn it around, the second, he won’t and he’ll get fired, and some savior will come to make every thing right.

There are two other, and to me, more likely scenarios. The first is Richt will be like Paterno has been the past decade- wins just enough, has an occasional BCS bowl year, but has busts in between, and the whole Bulldog nation is thrust into the equivalent of a debt ceiling war every time CMR pulls a 6-7. Fulmer did much the same at UT.

The second is that we can Richt, but the savior is a decade or more away. This happens all the time with programs. Here are just a few lost decades for elite programs.

LSU- 1990’s
Alabama- from Stallings retirement in late 90s until Saban arrives in 2007
Oklahoma- from Switzer to Stoops, about 15 years
Texas- Early 80’s until Mack Brown hits stride in early 00s’
USC- 20 years, from early 80’s until Pete Carroll
Ohio State – 20 years From Woody until Tressell
Notre Dame- from Lou Holtz….until ???
Nebraska – from 2001 until ??? Pelini isn’t there, yet

and… UGA, from Dooley peaking in the early 80’s until Richt came and restored honor to a has been program.

Just something to chew on for all those that think either canning Richt or keeping him offers a clean easy solution.

Mad Dog

September 13th, 2011
11:12 pm

At the end of the game, a bunch of fans cheered the team as they went to the locker room. I don’t know if many teams’ fans that would stay to do that after a loss.

joseph

September 13th, 2011
11:41 pm

I think that some times fans do expect way to much out of a team. Those of us who expect uga to win the rest of there games this year, is expecting too much. Forget the coaching if you can, the defense is weak, ol is weak, running backs are thin, and i am no longer sure am is going to make it at qb. The coaching is something the ad will take care of one way or another. I don’t expect uga to win all of there games, but i do expect them to be ready to play each week and be WILL COACHED.

Thomas Brown

September 13th, 2011
11:44 pm

Q: In your opinion, what should be the status of University of Georgia Head Football Coach Mark Richt?

Should remain the UGA football coach: 65 percent Should be replaced as UGA football coach: 20 percent No opinion: 15 percent

The Poll is BOGUS.

I support that Mark Richt should remain the coach today. That is NOT the question. Had you given them the URL Link to the Poll, they would have seen this Bill.

I submit the question is : Do you feel that Mark Richt is getting the job done ?

The answer to that is NO.

I would say he is ONE MORE LOSS AWAY from LOSING HIS JOB, especially given the 10 cupcakes remaining including the bowl game against yet again another lousy opponent.

The reason why you did not give the URL Link to the Poll itself Bill is because it is conducted by the only other newspaper group in the entire state of Georgia, other than AJ-C.

funny...

September 14th, 2011
12:21 am

The fans have every right to be upset with this performance.

Richt is the one that built up these expectations and now he’s not living up to them.

funny...

September 14th, 2011
12:25 am

You say 9-1 and he keeps his job.

It’s unrealistic to expect 10-0 but what if that one loss comes to Florida?

What if he loses in Knoxville, again.

MSU is no slouch, they beat this team last year.

What if he loses to Tech, you know Paul Johnson’s squad is looking better and want nothing more than to beat Georgia again.

People are talking about this great efffort and gameplan. That effort and gameplan resulted in a loss.

Just like last year to Florida, that was the best I’ve seen Georgia play in some time and they still lost.

Richt will have these great games 2008 LSU, against a top 10 Tech team. But there are the head scratchers like UCF, Vandy, Kentucky, Colorado, MSU.

funny...

September 14th, 2011
12:26 am

He can’t possibly survive losing to Florida again.

RollDawg

September 14th, 2011
12:27 am

While I appreciate Mr. Maisel’s comments and agree to an extent. Has he been a Bulldawg fan his whole life and saw a stretch in the 2000’s that lead to multiple SEC East titles etc. Also, aren’t our beloved Bulldawgs supposed to PLAY HARD week in and week out. I think that is all lost in fans/media saying without saying that oh, well, we bounced back after somewhat of an ugly loss to Boise St and played hard against SC. Thanks CMR(which I support to a degree) for saying our players fought hard. Well, are they not supposed to normally???
Side note, whether CMR stays or not, the whole kicking FG thing needs to improve to less FG’s and more TD’s which has been a problemn for quite some time, nothing new……

Bigdawg

September 14th, 2011
6:45 am

I am in shock anyone would still be standing behind CMR. It was time for a change four years ago. The time is now to start looking ffor his replacement. Then make an offer at the end off the year. UGA is a great program. The players and coaches do not have a winning attitude. They were in control against SC with 3 mi left. These new dogs turn the ball over. The Dawgs of past years would have went down the field and scored. It is all about attitude and that starts at the top.

dawgfan

September 14th, 2011
6:57 am

Typical ESPN arrogance for this guy to preach down to us about how we should feel about this coaching staff. $100 bucks says this blowhard “expert” hasn’t seen Georgia play more than 2 or 3 times in the past 3 seasons. We watch them every week Ivan. Why don’t you leave this up to the professionals son?

What a joke.

joe taxpayer

September 14th, 2011
7:26 am

We are a wine and cheese crowd at Sanford Stadiumn, it really isn’t a big home field advantage.

Big Dawg

September 14th, 2011
8:03 am

Maisel’s article is a joke. The numbers don’t lie my friends. Richt is on a downward trend and anyone that wants to see it only has to look right in front of them. CMR is 2-8 against Florida, 6-9 in his last 15 games, and has only won once against ranked teams in the past ten. If this is progress that’s acceptable, then you and Mr. Maisel need to go tailgate together at a Colgate-Dartmouth game where they give you A’s for effort and don’t care about winning. This isn’t about one game against SC, this is much more. For the past three years we’ve had the talent to be ‘almost there’. Mark Richt and staff have been the only thing holding us back.

dawgma

September 14th, 2011
8:39 am

What a dumb**s this Maisel is. 1st – never heard of him. Second – tentative fans? Pound sand – the fans are not the reason the dawgs lose – it’s purely coaching baby. We have great fans, facilities, players, and honorable coaches – just not winning coaches.

I was in Memphis with my family last year and let me tell you – this team is better but still can’t win the big one. The bulldog nation has lost it’s patience for middle of the road SEC teams.

Richt lost me again with that Boise State uniforrm costume. This is UGA – 100+ years of football. We don’t need gimmicks to sell our programs – JUST W’s.

2-10 Against Ranked Teams

September 14th, 2011
8:47 am

Uhhhhh…..Bill?

I think my name says it all…….

“Does UGA fans need to be called out?”…….not “no”, but “HELL NO!!!”

RCB

September 14th, 2011
8:49 am

It is this paper’s “experts’ who are whipping up the fan base so look no further than your own front door for the answer to your question. And for what it is worth, I agree with ESPN to the extent that UGA has the potential and is moving in the right direction. Having said this, relief from injuries and continued progess in effort and faith will be required.

FLA DAWG

September 14th, 2011
9:06 am

Maisel has the luxury of hitting the pause button.
Dawg Nation does not…………..we’ve endured an 8 win season followed by a 6 win season followed by a season opening record of 0 – 2.

I never boo The Dawg players but I have plenty of booing for the coaching staff.

faded

September 14th, 2011
9:07 am

The 1980 Championship flag flying over Sanford Stadium is getting very faded.

dawg4life

September 14th, 2011
9:07 am

Everyone keeps pointing at Richt being a fine man, which is true. The fact of the matter is, there has been a decline in the program over the last 4 seasons. Anyone with that kind of production, would have already lost his job. For example, if Richt is the CEO of a company selling widgets, in his first 5 years he sells 10 million widgets. Then over the next 4 seasons his sells are nearly cut in half, he would be done. Honestly, I think Richt would deserve to stay if he would just identify the problems and release those responsible. But since he is loyal to a fault, the blame falls on him. Mike Bobo would not be a coordinator at any other Div-I program. He should have been let go before, or at least with, Martinez. I was encouraged by the South Carolina game, and can look up and down this roster and see it is riddled with freshmen and sophomores; but how long are we going to have “to wait until next year”? I understand that only one team can win the SEC and BCS, but at least be competitive and beat the teams you are supposed to beat. I am loyal to UGA, not Mark Richt. If he can’t point out his short comings, then by god, I can.

Bobdawg

September 14th, 2011
9:17 am

Maisel is on target. The fans are frustrated(me included) and ready for signs of us getting back to the level we should be but, moaning and groaning about Coach Richt is not a good thing. At this point of the season we should just support the Dawgs quit saying such negative things. Most fans love the Dawgs but they just don’t know what to say or think so they say “fire everybody”. That is not rational or good for our program. I am encouraged so let play.
Go Dawgs!

FloridaDawg

September 14th, 2011
9:26 am

Maybe the ESPN guy needs to learn more about the UGA program.
This is not JUST about the past two games….it’s about the last several years, the Ga-Fl series,
recruiting player with below average character and loosing….while UGA is located in the hub of the SEC….you know, just down the street from Atlanta.
Not to mention….what has Saban done, Miles at LSU, Meyer….how about Spurrier?? I mean what does South Carolina have the we don’t? Are they some power house that can recruit from all parts of the US???
There is no SEC team that is in a better position than we are to win and win big…Oh did I forget Auburn? Now Miss State gets there chance to shine……
That ESPN guy should be fired due to stupid.

David

September 14th, 2011
9:47 am

Come on Bill, Ga fans have always reaped what they sow. But aside from that, Ivan is just playing you guys. They have every right to be angry at the showing of the Dawgs. They are spending money they probably don’t have. They have no right to expect a win? You are playing the stupid media game, stop it.
So who died and made Ivan an authority on good fans? Shame on you Bill.

Scott Beasley

September 14th, 2011
9:49 am

Why do all of the Richt supports respond with the question “Who are you going to get to replace him?” There are many coaches out there, I seem to remember a lot of Bulldog fans laughing when Auburn hired Chizik? Anyone laughing now? The point is if the slide continues, which I see happening, we will be losing recruits even if Richt is here! I am sick of hearing Richt is a good Christian man! I don’t care if the coach is Christian, Muslim, Jewish or Atheist! Win games and have the team prepared to play and things will take care of themselves! The facts show Richt is not getting it done and it is past time for him to go!

Who Cares

September 14th, 2011
9:57 am

What I want to know is how can GA be thin at the O line and thin at LB??????? Top recruiting classes and thin everywhere.

Still@theBAR

September 14th, 2011
10:26 am

Will the FANs be there this weekend? Was a WASTE of Money and Time for the Coastal Carolina game. UGA should KILL but if nobody is there to SEE it does it really matter?

dawgjammin

September 14th, 2011
10:38 am

I wonder if Maisel noticed the East End Zone fans clapping and cheering the team as they went in the tunnel after the game. How many other fan bases would do that for a .500 ball club and one that has lost 8 out of 9 to ranked opponents? One that consistently gives away the game with mistakes like the ones made on Friday… I’d say the support is there, who cares if it took a while for the stadium to get loud. Give us something to cheer about!

Vinay Sharma

September 14th, 2011
10:42 am

I think, Georgia fans need to cool off a little. We have got a great talent on this team. Coaches are doing a good job and things will soon turn around for better. Fan’s constant bickering is unnecessarily distracting players and coaches. I think, coach Richt is the right person for UGA, , Fans who think they are so great with Monday morning Quarterbacking should realize this. There is a reason why you were not considered for UGA’s head coching job.

Fred Sanford

September 14th, 2011
10:47 am

@ who cares…that is the point the lovers of the current administration fail to understand. How does this happen? Anyways, the Sanford experience is not in the same league as LSU, Bama, Arkansas. Really, Sanford is Auburn in a different time zone. Without the recent sucess.

THE (G) ON THE MUTTS HELMET STANDS 4 GAY

September 14th, 2011
10:49 am

11 YEARS MARK RICHT BEEN AT UGA AND NO TITLES TO SHOW FOR IT!
MEAN WHILE FLORIDA,AUBURN,LSU AND ALABAMA HAS WON SINCE RICHT TOOK OVER AT UGA!
YOU RICHT SUPPORTERS DESERVE JUST WHAT YOUR GETTING,(NOTHING)!

THE (G) ON THE MUTTS HELMET STANDS 4 GAY

September 14th, 2011
10:57 am

MARK RICHT SUPPORTERS IT HAS BEEN 11 YEARS AND NOT ONE NATIONAL TITLE!

True Fan

September 14th, 2011
11:19 am

I have been completely disgusted by most of what I read on the blogs. I know many of you are mad/frustrated at/with Richt and Bobo (as am I) and we all have a right to express our opinions. However, when you can’t find a single thing positive to say, that’s just being a bad fan. Those boys out there need the fans, no matter how much you want to hate on the coach. If you are a DAWG, then you are a DAWG-act like it and support your team. If you think you can do a better job than Richt, go be a coach and work your way there. I’m sure we have all had “slumps” in our own day to day jobs. We need support and positivity to lift us out of it.
We all loved CMR and thought he was the greatest thing since sliced bread a few years back. He did put us back on the map. UGA football was a joke for a long time before he came around. Think about your life…think about when you are down…does everyone coming at you guns blazing with negativity help you get better, or does positivity help you recover??
I was so completely disappointed by the folks leaving the stands when we went down by 10 and still had 3 timeouts. Those of you who did that should be ASHAMED and they shouldn’t have let you come back to your seat once we scored. If you are a true Dawgs fan, then you are a Dawgs fan until the final buzzer. Last I checked, that was one hell of a South Carolina team out there and my Dawgs played one hell of a game. One that at least deserved to see their “fans” behind them until the final buzzer sounded.
Step it up GA fans and support your team…thick and thin…hell or high water.
GO DAWGS!!!

Dogs Smell

September 14th, 2011
11:23 am

harold-
Chavis turned uga down and went to LSU.

Dogs Smell

September 14th, 2011
11:25 am

Sick of heraring about uga tradition. I can name 4 other SEC schools with greater tradition.
1. Alabama
2.UT
3.LSU
4 Florida
AS of late you can add Auburn

'94 UGA Grad

September 14th, 2011
12:05 pm

So I guess we should be happy with a 0-2 record this year and a 6-7 record last year. Yeah….Go Team Go!

Fred Sanford

September 14th, 2011
12:10 pm

the list would be shorter if listing SEC schools with less tradition than UGA…

Dogs Smell

September 14th, 2011
12:26 pm

Fred Sanford
Do the math its about the same

LakeDawg

September 14th, 2011
12:28 pm

Yeah, I felt better about UGA after the SC game. I changed my season prediction from 5-7 to 7-5.

Nothing New

September 14th, 2011
1:18 pm

How many games in Jax have ended with the Georgia side showing far more teal from empty seats than red and black? When the team isn’t winning, Georgia fans start heading for the exits.

Win P

September 14th, 2011
1:35 pm

Bill, if Maisal had watched UGA play the last three years, then he would understand why most fans are skeptical and cautious. After so much promise in Richt’s earlier successes, we have watched the program decline for three season.

Still@theBAR

September 14th, 2011
1:57 pm

After Stafford Left it has been BAD at UGA. Richt has been just rearranging the deck chairs on the UGA TITANIC.

UGA? R U Kidding

September 14th, 2011
1:57 pm

Dawg fans have a long history of turning wrath on their own players and then walking out early….remember the abuse they hurled during the infamous Alabama / blackout game…all the way up to Christian Robinson getting the rude texts. High school recruits….take note.

icedawg

September 14th, 2011
2:07 pm

The fans are apprehensive because of the overall trajectory of the program, not one game. The defense has been lacking for the past 4-5 years. If collegiate football has come down to simply an offensive shootout (which apparently it has) then our offense can stand great improvement if we are going to compete. There is nothing wrong with wanting to see a successful winning program.

shankit

September 14th, 2011
2:36 pm

Just sayin’, had Richt stepped down last year,
Scenario
Crowell would probably be playing with Alabama
Malcom Mitchell would probably be playing with Alabama
Jay Rome would probably be playing with Clemson
J. D. Drew would probably be playing with Auburn
Murray and Orson would probably be playing with Florida
The trickle down of the Dream Team now occurring
with players already committing for 2011 thru 2012
would not be happening.
I see improvement, and feel Richt should be given
tenure at least one more year, unless the team gives up,
which doesn’t seem to be happening.

Atlantan

September 14th, 2011
2:37 pm

Just about everyone I know who has gone to Athens to pull for the visiting team (their team) will agree that Uga fans are THE WORST in college football. Like going to an Eagles to pull for their opponent, but everyone has a southern accent and barks and frankly just aren’t very classy. Like a weird vibe takes over normally good people when they walk into that stadium wearing red and black. It is just a different mentality and not pleasant to be around. I guess going from preseason champs to post-season chumps for 30 years in a row will do that to you….

Shannon Arthur

September 14th, 2011
3:20 pm

Win and they will show up. Lose, and they will leave. This is the nothing new.

Highlands

September 14th, 2011
3:59 pm

Shouldn’t we be batting our eyelashes at Kirby Smart?

arpiem

September 14th, 2011
4:34 pm

This isn’t about one or two games, it’s about a trend, and the trend indicates a problem with coaching. Yes, many mistakes were made on the field, but watch replays of the past ten or so games and it’s easy to see that Richt was outcoached in most cases. I know that CMR is not the defensive coordinator, but it’s inexcusable for a team to have its guard down when the other team is in a punting or field goal situation. This hasn’t happened just once, but many times, and the team always appears to feel hoodwinked. Do they not prepare for these situations?

Pago Pago Dawg

September 14th, 2011
4:36 pm

Listening to sports shows thru out the South, guess what 3 teams are never mentioned….Vandy, UK and…..UGA! Sad…

$3,000,000 a year

September 14th, 2011
4:42 pm

and we can’t complain about 1-9 against ranked teams over last 10 games, no SEC east title in recent years, let alone an SEC title.

$3,000,000 a year

September 14th, 2011
4:44 pm

how about changing pay to base plus performance bonus?

Wade Mooney

September 14th, 2011
5:04 pm

You sir are an idiot……. fans to blame for the loss…….how about BOZO’s play calling? especially in the redzone early. No one bleeds red and black more than I but I am not blind either and to think fans should continue to take the losses without complaining is ludicrous.

Taco

September 14th, 2011
5:17 pm

UGA fans are the worst in America! They are the worst because they have no reason to think they are so great every year when they have been consistently mediocre for a lifetime. They have never done anything except for those few years of Herschel Walker. I also like the mug shot of Curran, looks like your typical UGA thug.

Beat 'em up and knock 'em up - the UGA way

September 14th, 2011
5:19 pm

AJC headline: Former Georgia Bulldog Curran arrested

Beating up his girlfriend, who by the way, is not the same one he knocked up while he was at UGA and later abandoned and never made child support payments to.

Just a freaking deadbeat thug, typical of the thugs Mark Richt keeps recruiting.

George

September 14th, 2011
5:20 pm

“But Maisel wasn’t impressed by the fan support in the stands at Sanford Stadium.” That’s a bunch of crap… I was there… The place was electric and fans were behind the team even when we kept giving them the lead on a silver platter… Other SEC teams have left UGa in the dust… we want a winner just like everybody else… If you don’t, go find another sport.. Given our reported recruiting success over the past few years the only plausible answer is coaching.. Nobody wants Mark Richt to be successful more than me… but, at some point you have to punt somebody.

Ringo

September 14th, 2011
5:26 pm

I agre with the writer 100 percent. I have never seen another team fan base come into Athens and take over like SC did. Georgia fans were making comments like they were scared. So yes lets take our blame in this to.

Snoop Dawg

September 14th, 2011
5:53 pm

Look, the fans and alumni have been living with Preacha Man Marjoe Richt now going on eleven years. He’s bee outed to most but the most blind homers. Everyone slowly figured him out. Any simpleton can graph the statistics over the past five years, connect the dots, and conclude that we have incompetent coaching. Same with the superficial recruiting research, lack of discipline on the team, and a general lack of spirt and team.
The fans need to demand better for the young men that are recruited to play football at UGA. They are highly touted; yet few of them reach their true potential. Several have quit over the past couple of years. All while Marjoe Richt continues to count his millions–ching, ching, ching.
I will do everything that Snoop can do to make sure that our fan base demands real coaches, excellence, and championships.
Preachers don’t get paid three million a year. Richt’s had a lot of unearned income over the past few years from the coffers of UGA and the student body.
If he were the honorable man that the blind homers say he is, he would have already resigned. Instead, he will hang around until the president is forced to fire him so that he can get even a few more million in a buyout.
If this is the good Christian man image, then you need to read the Bible a little closer.

Vol Max

September 14th, 2011
5:58 pm

Tennessee fans—best in the SEC! Worst fans: georgia and florida

Mark this down–Tennessee beats florida and georgia this season! Bray–can’t be stopped–best QB in the SEC!!!!!! Vols win the SEC East!!!!!

Snoop Dawg

September 14th, 2011
6:09 pm

Vol Max, the bulldog nation can’t really argue with you when we’ve got clowns driving the bus in Athens.

Ray Goof's Hat

September 14th, 2011
6:10 pm

There ya go, Dawgs. Leave it to a drunken Vol to put things in perspective. At least y’all weren’t freakin’ stupid enough to hire Lane Kiffin as your HBC!

Nub

September 14th, 2011
6:10 pm

Funny … DawgNation is angels compared to other fan bases…. Remember what was going on in Baton Rouge with Coach Denardo …. As well as at bamer … I recall physical threats …. Brick throwing etc…. So all you whinning and ringing your hands at DawgNation regarding our behavior …. Go look in the mirror….. And the others can go vote for more hope and change…. Every 3 years the Dawgs should be East Champs not doormats !!!!

Snoop Dawg

September 14th, 2011
6:11 pm

Richt is the problem, not any specific assistant that he recruited and hired. Wise up people. Don’t bite. The assistants are playing it like Richt tells them.

Luke

September 14th, 2011
6:17 pm

DR. LUKE THOUGHTS

Well I learned alot more about my favorite teams and some that I hate. UGA played better BUT still lost. Some dawg fans and Richt think they can win out. He was happy with the way his team played. I never see Nick Saban or Les Miles happy when they play well but lose. Recent history says they will lose at least 4 more games and settle for another Liberty Bowl and a “dream team” that was actually just a dream…Alabama played lights out aganist Penn St. Hats off to Joe Pa but the crimson tide were too much to handle.Well coached, strong defense, no mistake and no turnover football has Nick Saban eyeing another SEC championship…The “Luck of the Irish” has officially run out. Im not sure which seat is hotter, Richts or Kellys both have alot of talent and are 0-2 to start the season. The Irish lost in a nail bitter in the Big House. Coach Hoke for the wolverines looked like he knew what he was doing all along. Kirk Herbsterit advised from the booth to kick the field goal to go into overtime but thats why he is in the booth calling games. Coach Hoke decided to take a shot in the endzone with 8 seconds left and well the rest is history…Lastly, I had a great weekend spending time with my buddy Coach Lee down at the swamp. Even though UAB did not play well on this particular night it was a enjoyable. I witnessed more mullets and jorts (blue jean shorts) than I care to ever see again. For this reason I will NOT be returning to the swamp and I understand now why Ga plays UF in Jacksonville.

Predictions:

Thursday Night Football 8:00 ET PM

LSU travels to Miss St- Dan Mullen needs this win and needs it bad. After coming off a heartbreaking loss to Auburn he would love nothing more than to get his team back on track in the SEC West. I have to say Im pulling for Miss St but the Mad Hatter Les Miles always finds a way to win..LSU 38 Miss St 35

12:00 PM ET No. 21 Auburn at Clemson- SEC is always picked over lower tier ACC teams. War Eagle.

1:00 PM ET Coastal Carolina at UGA-Coastal Carolinas Coach had some funny commentary after last weeks game about cats and dogs. If you have not seen it check this video out!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EChnZTJicw..You will not regret it..
Please win this one ga…Be more like dogs…Go Dawgs

3:30 PM ET Michigan St at ND- For some reason since I was living near South Bend my hate for ND has grown exponentially so that means I have to follow how many games they lose every season. Remember last year Michigan St beat ND with a fake field goal. Im taking the Spartans..ND should consider moving down to Division II next year.

3:30 PM ET Tennessee at UF- This one is a tough call. Both teams have coaches that have UGA connections. Coach Muschamp played at UGA, coached at Valdosta State University (my alma mater), moved to Auburn to be the defense coordinator then went to Texas to be the DC. Coach Dooley graduated law school from UGA and well you may of heard of his dad, Vince Dooley (Wikipedia him if not)… I think both teams are going to play well but Florida is too much in the 4th. Close game but Fl wins.

4:00 PM ET Tulane at UAB–the Green Wave lost to Tulsa last week 31-3. Ouch…They must play better if they can beat the mighty Blazers at Legion Field. UAB wins..Go Blazers!

07:30 PM ET No 17 Ohio St at Miami Fl–Not sure what to say about this one. Both programs are struggling and both programs are a bunch of cheaters. I feel sorry for Ohio St having to make that long trip to Miami this weekend. Ohio St players will likely make a tatoo parlor stop, lease some cars, and maybe hit up a few strip clubs on Friday night before the game…They will both find a way to cheat this weekend …Hurricane cancels the game and they both lose

08:00 PM ET No 1 OU at No 4 Florida State–This is going to be a great game! Josh and I have decided to make the trek to Tallahassee and Bobby Bowden Field to witness this game first hand. OU looks as good as ever with Coach Stoops trying to lead his players to another National Title game. It’s been 53 weeks since Oklahoma whipped the Seminoles 47-17 on Sept.
11, 2010 in what was just Coach Fisher’s second game as a head coach…But “not so fast my friend”, the Noles will be ready. They have the speed that kills and a great coach..Noles win in a close one after Chief Osceola claims his land back from the Sooners…GO NOLES!!!!!..(if that didnt make since refer below)

Sooners is the name given to settlers in the midwest of the United States who entered the Unassigned Lands in what is now the state of Oklahoma before President Grover Cleveland officially proclaimed them open to settlement on March 2, 1889 with the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889.

Dr. Luke Signing Off..

ugab

September 14th, 2011
6:18 pm

Fans are tired of seeing MR’s teams muck up every game. Mistakes kill the dawgs. Saban would not tolerate these mistakes. No coach would tolerate these mistakes. What ever happpened to players playing with big cast on their hand or feet. H. Walker played with a dislocated shoulder one game. Warriors find ways to play and win. MR is not producing Warriors. He has tightened up a little bit this season.

ugab

September 14th, 2011
6:24 pm

PS We do not want Coastal Carolina’s Coach to replace MR after this season. Omg. That coach is a trip!!! This game needs to be a blow out. Offense and Defense need to have a big game!!! MR needs to dial it up another notch. I loved the head phone toss. THAT IS WHAT THE DAWGS NEED!!!

ugab

September 14th, 2011
6:28 pm

MR is getting credit for his early winning seasons. These wins are with alot of other coaches players. Any other coach would have atleast played in a NC.

Chris

September 14th, 2011
7:09 pm

I love the dawgs with all my heart. I went to the boise and south carolina game. Eventhough the boise game went terrible no fan should leave. It sends a bad message to the players and it shows ur just a front runner and not a true fan. But even worse than leaving the boise game was the South carolina game. WE WERE DOWN 10 with 2 minutes and 30 seconds left AND 3 TIMEOUTS and half of the stadium was walking out. Come on dawg fans??? How do u think that maakes the players feel come on

LakeDawg

September 14th, 2011
7:47 pm

Really don’t care how the players or coaches felt. This is big-time football. (cliche alert!) If you can’t stand the heat, then get outta the kitchen. Its time for UGA to crap or get off of the pot.

LAKE OCONEE DAWG

September 14th, 2011
7:56 pm

THE (G) ON THE MUTTS HELMET STANDS 4 GAY:
HOW MANY OTHER DIVISION 1 TEAMS COULD YOU MAKE THAT STATEMENT ABOUT….OUR LAST ONE WAS 1980, WHY WOULD YOU EXPECT RICHT TO BRING ONE HOME IN 11 YEARS…THE YEAR WE BEAT HAWAII I THINK WE WERE THE BEST TEAM IN THE NATION….BUT WE DIDN’T GET THE BOWL PAIRING TO PLAY FOR #1….CRY ME A RIVER….I LOVE THE DAWGS AND WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THEM WHETHER THEY WIN A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OR NOT…DUDE AT FLORIDA WON 2 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, HAD ONE SUBPAR YEAR, AND WHERE IS HE NOW….FEELING LIKE HE IS HAVING A HEART ATTACK BECAUSE SOME STUPID FANS WERE EXPECTING HIM TO DELIVER #3….HOW STUPID…..

LAKE OCONEE DAWG

September 14th, 2011
7:57 pm

ugab:
DUDERANCH, HE WON 90 GAMES IN 9 YEARS….I GUESS ALL WITH SOMEONE ELSE’S PLAYERS….DON’T COME ON HERE AND BE SO STUPID….

LAKE OCONEE DAWG

September 14th, 2011
7:59 pm

ugab:
WHAT’S THE DEAL ABOUT PLAYING WITH A BIG CAST ON??? HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU SUITED UP, DUDE??

LAKE OCONEE DAWG

September 14th, 2011
8:02 pm

Luke:
UH, I THINK MR. SABAN’S GROUP MADE A COUPLE MISTAKES LAST YEAR VS. AUBURN TO LET THEM OUT OF THAT 24 POINT HOLE….YES, MR. SABAN’S GROUP SCREWS IT UP SOMETIMES, TOO….HE’S NOT WALKING ON THE WATER…..

MARK RICHT

September 14th, 2011
8:06 pm

Snoop Dawg:
IF YOU HAD A RECORD LIKE MINE, YOU WOULD BE ROLLING IN THE DOUGH ALSO…YES, THEY NEED TO PAY A BUNCH OF MONEY TO PUT UP WITH IDIOTS LIKE YOU WHO ONLY WANT TO CRITICIZE AND KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT FOOTBALL…..

still a dawg fan

September 14th, 2011
8:15 pm

Did anyone notice that Rennie Curran got arrested in Atlanta on Monday. My first thought was what is he doing in Atlanta until I read that Tenn had released him.Curran must a been a real bust since he was a 3rd round pick & most teams don’t release a 3rd round pick that quick unless they are not very good. Not much of a demand for 5-7 225lb Linebackers in the NFL. He should have listened to most of the dawg fans last year & stayed in school & gotten his degree,instead he thought he was NFL material & now he is unemployed & has no college degree to fall back on.I hope this is a lesson for other underclassmen.Remember underclassmen unless you are going to be an early 1st round pick stay in school,improve your draft status & get your degree so you will have something to fall back on after football

NMdawg

September 14th, 2011
8:25 pm

Players play, and fans fan….no outcome on the game at all. Give me a break! If I need the “crowd” to get me excited as aplayer, I have chosen the wrong sport. What a crock….

BirdDog

September 14th, 2011
8:58 pm

Way too much whining.

The Diesel

September 14th, 2011
9:04 pm

GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Realistic Doggie

September 14th, 2011
9:34 pm

As long as Arron Murray is the starting QB, Georgia will not win the big games. He is a great kid, but he is simply not an SEC/D1 winning QB…period. He has single handedly lost game after game for UGA (including SC), yet he is somehow still considered the golden boy! Think back to jacksonville last year…its OT and you are the coach in the huddle…”son, if its there, make a play, if not, just take the sack, but whatever you do, DON’T THROW THE PIC”…well, you all know the rest of the story. This is just one example of many. Hats off to the coaches this past weekend (including Bozo) and especially the defence, but good gosh, how can the rest of the team be expected to support Murray when he has NEVER won a big game, EVER!! I swear, it seemed like it would have been impossible to lose the SC game, but somehow he found a way. Go Dawgs!! and Go Murray, please, far far away!!!

SOUTHGADAWG88

September 14th, 2011
9:35 pm

We will outscore most of the teams on the schedule…probably lose a high scoring game or 2.At the end of the season…Richt and Bobo will be back and Grantham will resign or get fired.

ray

September 14th, 2011
9:48 pm

The Dawgs suck because the fan base wears a skirt.

No way Bama fans, Buckeyes, Gators, Auburn, etc put up with .500 over the last 28 games, 1-10 against the last 11 ranked teams.

All UGA fans care about is recruiting rankings. It’s a proven school full of posers.

Dawg fans are girls and they deserve the powder-puff team they got.

H

September 14th, 2011
9:49 pm

Yeah that great qb play, the great o line blocking on the fumble play, the dropped passes, the missed tackles, the def lineman scoring 2 td’s. It was great to lose!

lotsadeacs

September 14th, 2011
10:00 pm

Dr. Luke, thanks for all the babble blather. Go fix another Jack and coke.

PowerDawg

September 14th, 2011
10:10 pm

@ just a fan…

Lovely speech. You still haven’t answered my question, genius.

What are you going to do when this new coach, you know, the one YOU believe is the answer to ALL the football team’s problems…the one who will lead us back to SEC and BCS glory…the man with the plan…
what are you going to do and better yet, what are you going to say when the same exact things start to happen.

Because they will. New coach, new staff, new offense, new defense, new schemes and recruiting needs, etc. Might take 10 years before we compete again. Meanwhile, you have written off these coaches and this team after two games and predetermined that this season will be failure also…without letting the season play out. You don’t know what will happen the rest of the way. If you do, then can I have next weeks Powerball numbers?

Something tells me that you and a lot of these other UGA fans that want winning at all costs and above all other concerns, will be saying the same thing you are saying now. Just insert a different name next time.

What a pitiful excuse for a UGA football “fan” you are.

Just don’t try and jump back on the wagon when these kids put together a very good season from this point on.

We don’t have any room for you.

Gen Neyland

September 14th, 2011
10:18 pm

Ray Goofs Hat : Say what you will about Lane Kiffin. We Atop Rocky share many of the same sentiments but I’ll tell you what LK brought The Hill : Bray, Hunter, Rogers, a host of OL’s and a few D guys plus some Special Teamers that will soon impress. UT starts a young team on both sides of the ball (apx 14-15 sophs and frosh combined O & D) and Kiffin had a hand in bringing in the talent. May CDD keep building on the good foundation laid in by Kiffin…

Music City Dawg

September 14th, 2011
10:24 pm

How many of the UGA fans realize that Boise showed up with 25 (yes, 25) fifth year seniors. That’s pitting 23-24 year olds against UGA’s 18-20 year olds. Boise SHOULD have won that game. We have a good team and good coaches. We really do. But they’re young and need some time to develop. They are about there and are about to rock & roll all over the rest of their schedule!!!!

Mobile Dawg

September 14th, 2011
10:27 pm

Seems Maisel used to do a commentary on the state of Alabama, Auburn football that was on local radio here in Mobile. Could be he’s a bit of a Bama homer and just piling on the UGA nation. I could be wrong about that though.

Msrsdawg

September 14th, 2011
10:28 pm

I don’t know what game Maisel was at but the crowd was about as loud as I have ever heard it and we have been season ticket holders for 37 years. Coach Richt had asked the crowd to be quit when UGA had the ball and we did as he asked. Why don’t some of you writers find something else to complain about? All we hear is how Coach Richt is on the hot seat and the fans are so upset…..did Maisel know about the Poll that was taken and how 65% of the fans are behind him? I know the last years were not his best but do you really think Coach Dooley would have survived in this environment. Give Coach Richt and this team a break.

Wow

September 14th, 2011
10:32 pm

Music City Dog…

It is sad that you seem to be ok with UGA losing to Boise State…oh how the mighty have fallen.

yearofthedawg

September 14th, 2011
10:36 pm

Yes we deserve to be called out. At least the subset of us that post on the internet. Of course, who knows if its really Georgia fans or other schools’ fans masquerading. I used to bask Schlabach because he would quote internet “fans” in his column, which is about the dumbest and saddest excuse for ‘journalism’ I’ve ever seen.

Question

September 14th, 2011
10:38 pm

If UGA goes 9-3, what will that really mean? I mean, 9 wins is fine…but it basically means that UGA lost the 3 games that really matter.

If UGA fans become “ok” with losing to teams they are supposed to lose to, then become used to going 84 or 9-3.

Rolo

September 14th, 2011
10:52 pm

Do moral victories count in the SECE standings? Geez, happy with playing well against USCe. I think that says all ya need to know about this MR coached team

Still@theBAR

September 14th, 2011
11:30 pm

I guess Curran learned to like the Light meat while he was at the White Girls College of Georgia.

RED DOG 77

September 15th, 2011
1:23 am

As a University of Georgia alumni, I can’t tell you how sickened I am at the BULLDOG fan base. Granted, you will always have the “country-club” set, sitting silently in their seats until mid-way through the fourth, but now even our “redneck fan-club” is silent………….You people make this DOG sick!……….Mabe you’ll get your wish, dump Richt, and really go down the toilet for the next 7 or 8 years[see Alabama, Tenn. Miami, Michigan]…………..Be careful what you ask for!………..Think about it!…………..RED DOG 77

LakeDawg

September 15th, 2011
2:21 am

I love the argument put forth here by some bloggers. It goes like this: you better keep this sorry coach, because you might hire another sorry coach. Well, if we do, what’s the difference. At least there’s a chance the next one can turn it around and if he can’t we’ll just get another one. Pretty simple. Now, I’m not saying CMR can’t turn it around, but he only has till the end of this year to do it.

richie

September 15th, 2011
6:14 am

UGA fans are a bunch of drunks.Nasty drunks,But what do you expect from a bunch of jokers.

legionaire

September 15th, 2011
6:17 am

Bill as an alum ‘63 I think the sports writer is a moron. Times have changed. When I was in school and for years there was no booing players, but also we did not see players behave on the field as they now do. College sports sold out to tv and big money. “Fans” are held up for thousands of dollars before seeing a game. Coaches are paid millions. This is no longer the college game I knew
The writer could go to any big time program and do a hatchet job about boorish behavior of fans. He just chose UGA but there is a much different fan base and when Richt signed that long contract, it was for winning.

bubba4dawgs

September 15th, 2011
6:55 am

Gee, read above what “harold” had to say. Perhaps they should put his candy ass in to replace Richt and then it all would be straightened out! God help the Dawgs!

East Repeat

September 15th, 2011
7:07 am

I was at the game. Atmosphere and crowd noise was off the charts. Dawg fans did ther part. I was wondering if SC could handle the tough road crowd. They did, we won!

Dogs Smell

September 15th, 2011
7:24 am

Vol Max -
Im a Vol but that comment sounds like a dog fan. We and our Vols have yet to prove anything except we cant run the ball very well and that we have an outstanding qb. Bow your chest and brag after the Florida game and then boost of the chances we have against GA. The one thing I respect about our fans is that we dont ever have unrealistic hopes try fitting in with the rest of us. Oh ! The Dogs Smell !

Richt Stays!

September 15th, 2011
8:23 am

Ga fans need to suck it up and stop complaining about Coach Richt. He is a solid, Christian man and does a lot of good on missions. He will be at Georgia for many years. Ga can’t be expected to compete every year with teams like alabama and florida that bend all the rules to get top players.

GA Beats Coastal!

September 15th, 2011
8:25 am

The dawgs will blow out coastal carolina and get back on the winning track! Take it to the bank.

archaeopat

September 15th, 2011
8:28 am

I was extremely well impressed by the way Georgia played against South Carolina. They caught some bad breaks on a fake punt and some turnovers, but clearly outplayed South Carolina. The coaching staff did a great job of turning the tea around after their dismal performance against Boise State. Bobo even called a good offensive game. We need to stick with this team and the coaches.

AltamahaDawg

September 15th, 2011
9:07 am

Friends, (and others): I have learned 2 important lessons this week. 1). Surge protectors do NOT stop lightning strikes. 1a) that is an expensive lesson. 2). It’s not as difficult to live with without a computer as you would think.

Hope to be back in the fray by tomorrow.

TRUTH

September 15th, 2011
9:08 am

Maisel is an idiot. How about the ‘Black-Out’ game in 2008 w/ ALA?? Was the UGA crowd there for that game? It was 31-0, ALA, at the half. How about at the FLA games for the last 10 years? Have UGA fans been at those games?? Was the GEORGIA Dome not claded in Red & Black?? UGA was embarrassed their by 2 & 3 Star athletes. UGA has been embarrassed too much over the last 4 years & 10 years against FLA. UGA has lost their last 3 games. UGA lost to Colorado & Central Florida last yr. Why WOULDN’T UGA fans be tentative??? Again, Maisel is an idiot.

Fred Sanford Stadium

September 15th, 2011
9:38 am

what does Sanford stadium and the tv show “Sanford in Son” have in common, besides the obvious name…both are funny…one was a sitcom, the other a joke…

Dogs Smell

September 15th, 2011
9:43 am

GA Beats Coastal! of course you get a win. You’re playing a school very few people have ever heard of. The ting is with fans like yourself is you think this is a BIG win and for Gods sake you’re supposed to win. You might as well play Norcross High. Just like the remainder of your schedule. Noone in the SEC plays an easier one. A few wins and you Homers will talk like World beaters yet when you played 2 quality teams YOU LOST !

Still@theBAR

September 15th, 2011
10:11 am

Thank God for Coastal & Ole Miss games. The Dawg fans will come down off the ledge and UGA gets to .500. The the wheels come off the bus again with Miss State or the Vols beating the dawgs. UGA will be 500 and get Vandy to have a winning record for a Week until the GATORS put the dawgs back to .500. the home stretch of new Mexico St, Auburn, Kentucky and Tech. The Dawgs could be 6-6 in the blink of an eye.

Etymologist

September 15th, 2011
10:31 am

Three words come to mind when talking about UGA players and fans:

Sleazy

Tawdry

Drunks

Claridge

September 15th, 2011
10:35 am

“What does Sanford stadium and the tv show “Sanford in Son” have in common, besides the obvious name…both are funny…one was a sitcom, the other a joke…”

Pretty funny. And Sanford and Son was far more entertaining. But if it’s clowns you want to see, take Sanford Stadium.