Fan talk: Is Aaron Murray’s sophomore slump perception or reality?

Aaron Murray throwing interceptions has skewed the perception of how well he's playing. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Aaron Murray throwing interceptions has skewed the perception of how well he's playing. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

If having the other Bulldogs jump on the “G” could get our Dawgs that riled up, imagine what a week of having to listen to “Rocky Top” in practice could do. I know I’d be ready to tear someone’s head off and I’m hoping the Georgia D feels the same way come Saturday. Anyway, time to check in with the Junkyard Mail and see what’s on your minds as the trip to Knoxville approaches ….

Lamar Westbrook writes: I know Aaron Murray is a good QB, last year he proved it, but this year he is a liability to us. I hear Hutson Mason is playing as good or better than him in practice but he does not see the field any. I think Murray would start playing better if he felt threatened by somebody taking over his job. I think he knows the job is his no matter what and this makes him wreckless with the ball. If he doesn’t clean up the picks, it’s going to cost Georgia against a better team (remember the S.C. game)? I think Richt should start Mason one game, even if he only plays 4 minutes or 1 series of the game. This might be a wake up call to Murray because he is better than what he is showing lately. We all know this. Your take please. Thanks and GO DAWGS!

It’s obvious that the three picks Aaron Murray threw last week are responsible for most of the fan grumbling about him this week and talk of giving more playing time to backup Hutson Mason. But while Murray certainly has been responsible for some costly turnovers, he’s still a much better than average SEC quarterback, currently ranking third in the conference and 17th nationally in pass efficiency and ranking near the top of the SEC stats in passing yards and touchdown passes. The perception has been skewed, however, by the interceptions he’s thrown. But benching him for that just makes no sense at all. As for giving Mason more playing time, that’s problematic. He doesn’t have much experience against major opposition, and while I’m all for getting your backup some meaningful playing time (just in case), you generally don’t want to do that until the game has been safely put away. And the Dawgs’ second-half slumber has meant that’s not happening. Everyone points to the guaranteed playing time that D.J. Shockley got when David Greene was the starter, and while that experience no doubt helped Shockley once he became the starter, I clearly remember fans at the time lamenting how pulling Greene and sending in Shockley disrupted the rhythm of the offense. Remember when Shockley was inserted into the game and threw that pick against Florida in 2002? When it comes to Murray, I think former Georgia QB Buck Belue was on the money when he said: “Murray needs to pull his foot off the accelerator a little. … It’s time for him to understand what he can’t get away with. Protect the ball. Make some better decisions. Throw it away, if the play isn’t there.”

HollywoodDawg writes: Blair Walsh? Any thoughts or comments on why he has the “yipes” right now? New snapper? We know he has the same holder. Has the new off-season program affected his kicking? Any injuries to speak of?

It’s the same snapper and holder, and I don’t think they are the problem. It’s strictly between Walsh’s ears, a classic placekicker’s slump. I do think perhaps Walsh ought to listen to kicking great Kevin Butler, who thinks he might be a bit kicked out right now and should cut back on the overall number of kicks he’s making in practice and pregame.

Pete Cornish writes: Your article ignored perhaps a better [SEC expansion] alternative than FSU: Virginia Tech — always a top rate team, a national name, the Virginia/DC TV market and geographical balance to the conference. Like FSU, they would make the SEC East a little more competitive with the stronger SEC West. Also, you didn’t note that while FSU voted for the $20 million ACC exit fee, they and a few others kept it from being $35 million, which is the exit fee the ACC diehards wanted.

You must have missed my earlier pieces on SEC expansion. Virginia Tech has always been my No. 1 choice, for exactly the reasons you cited. But Virginia Tech officials have been pretty adamant that they’re not interested in leaving the ACC, and there’s been a lot of talk that legislators in that state like having VT and Virginia in the same conference. So FSU would be my first choice after Virginia Tech. There’s certainly reasons for possibly taking Missouri as the 14th team, but I still think either of the ACC teams would be a much better addition to the conference.

Mark Whitlock writes: I love your blog. I am taking my son to his first Georgia game. It’s my first since leaving Athens in 1991. His first NCAA game ever. What are the Dawg traditions at away games? I’d love to participate in all of them in Knoxville. Thank you.

Thanks, Mark. There isn’t a formal Dawg Walk for away games usually, but you should find plenty of UGA fans tailgating before the game in Knoxville that you and your son can share a few woofs with. Just look for the red tents! And my friend Steve, who follows the team on the road quite a bit, advises that if you’re around when the Redcoat Band arrives at the stadium, a lot of fans like to gather around them, sort of like a mini Dawg Walk. But the best away game tradition probably is after a Georgia win, when the players run over to the UGA fan section to celebrate. Let’s hope your son gets to experience that this Saturday!

Mike M. writes: Bill, I have noticed a couple of things and wanted to see if you have noticed them, as well. After Isaiah “stepped out of bounds” during his called back “TD” run in the 1st half, he seemed to sulk about it the rest of the game. There were a few close camera shots of his face and it’s almost like he was pouting that it got called back. Being the father of an 18 year old, I know maturity may be an issue. Also, we are not utilizing our obvious advantage of having 270 lb. Bruce Figgins at FB. With his size we have, in essence, another offensive lineman in the backfield getting a head start. Why wouldn’t we go for some of these 4th and short situations handing him the ball like we used to? Mark Richt-coached teams just seem to lack the killer instinct that he showed as an offensive coordinator at FSU. He seems more content with protecting a lead rather than play the psychological game of basically demoralizing the opponent when we get them down. Is he doing or saying something at halftime to cause the team to take their foot off the proverbial throat of our opponents? Are we trying to conserve energy for the next game to avoid a “letdown”? I hate to bring up negatives when we’re winning, but now that our defense is playing so well, it would be nice to have the offense do their part to give the “D” a breather or two.

I was at Saturday’s game and didn’t see the TV coverage, but if Crowell was pouting about anything, it was probably Richt deciding not to go for it on fourth-and-short a couple of times. As for not using the fullback in short-yardage situations, all I can conclude is that the coaches aren’t satisfied with Figgins as a ball carrier yet. Hopefully that will change the more playing time he gets at the position. And I agree that the Dogs need to keep their foot on the pedal in the second half. I hate watching a team sit on a lead.

Chad writes: Do you think all the SEC East teams can win is a division? There was a story on the CBS App that said basically all East teams will be is Miss Congeniality!

Frankly, I think the SEC East team will be the underdog in the championship game, no matter who it is, and rightfully so. A few years back we used to joke about how weak the SEC West was, but that certainly hasn’t been the case the past couple of seasons.

Hairy Dawg with the old UGA fireplug. (Patrick Garbin)

Hairy Dawg with the old UGA fireplug. (Patrick Garbin)

Greg Poole, aka ecdawg, writes: Hey Bill, enjoyed seeing your mention of the fireplug. We have been trying to get a grassroots movement going to bring back the hydrant.

I’m all for it! And courtesy of Bulldogs historian Patrick Garbin, Greg supplied the photo of Hairy Dawg with the plug and a video of the cheerleaders bringing it onto the field ahead of the team in 1980 that you can see here. It’s a grand old tradition that definitely ought to be revived.

Finally, Patrick Brooks writes: Bill, I have a theory that I think provides a good answer to what on the surface appears to be waning student support for the football team. Prior to 2009 students received a ticket book of physical tickets just like every other season ticket holder. Because these physical tickets were distributed before the season started 2 things were true: 1) there was a healthy secondary market whereby students who had a ticket but did not go to a game could sell the ticket to another student and 2) even if the ticket went unused the University had no way to recall the ticket to sell to the general public. Beginning with the 2009 season the University moved to a student ID ticket system where the tickets students ordered were automatically loaded on their student ID cards. This move had many positives, but one big negative was that it destroyed the secondary market. UGA also began a system where if a student was not going to a game they could elect to “donate” their ticket to an online pool before Wednesday on the week of the game and it would be transferred to a student who, again by Wednesday, requested a ticket if one became available. However, because there were no repercussions for choosing not to donate an unused ticket most students chose not to donate. Students desiring tickets quickly learned that their chances of receiving a donated ticket were small so they quit putting in ticket requests. Today the student ticket system is substantially the same, with 2 changes: 1) there is a penalty for not donating tickets (if you fail to donate 3 unused tickets you will not be eligible for tickets next year) and 2) you can donate a ticket to a specific student instead of just to a pool of tickets. The first change is meant to encourage higher attendance (and this is different from a sellout) at games by getting the tickets in the hands of those that want them; the second change has the potential to revive the secondary market. Because there is now a penalty for not donating unused tickets there has been a huge influx of donated tickets, but there has not been a commensurate influx of ticket requests. Because these tickets are electronic and not physical, the University now has the ability to recall these donated and unclaimed tickets and attempt to sell them to the general public. This gives the appearance of a sudden lack of student interest and support in the football team, but really all that has changed is the ticket system students operate under. I believe that as the University continues to improve its system and students learn that there are many tickets available to be claimed the number of tickets that become available on the Wednesday before every home to the general public will decrease. This new system will prevent sellouts the way they used to happen, particularly for our yearly “Coastal Carolina” game, but should end up producing higher attendance.

Whew. I think you’ve pretty well summed it it all up there. Frankly, I never understood why the university really cared about students reselling unused tickets to nonstudents. Seems sort of miserly on the school’s part.

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John

October 6th, 2011
10:55 am

Aaron Murray …. Aaaaron mur-ray!

edumacated

October 6th, 2011
11:06 am

Murray is staring down his intended receiver from the snap.

bo

October 6th, 2011
11:06 am

sophomore slump or was he really a little overrated to begin with?

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:07 am

Who cares, tech is #13

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:09 am

GT’s Sagarin rating is #9.

There is only one relevant football team in Georgia this year, GT.

Mad Dog 1

October 6th, 2011
11:13 am

I don’t know why Murry will not throw the ball away when nessary. If they would call for a roll out and move the pocket it might help. WE need to do something before he gets hurt. As always GO DOGS

Sam

October 6th, 2011
11:15 am

Lamar….you’re an idiot

NWGA Dawg

October 6th, 2011
11:15 am

GT Joe, where would UGA be if we had played a punch-n-judy schedule like your Techies? We will see in November who has in the past and will continue to run this state!!! GO DAWGS!!!!!!

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:15 am

This just in, noone cares about the SEC. Missouri is only interested because noone else wants them. Sad, the “vaunted” SEC isn’t as desirable as country folk think:

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/7063633/missouri-tigers-hope-join-sec-had-wanted-big-ten-invite-most

Missouri hoped to join the Big Ten last year but the league instead chose Nebraska. The university official said the Big Ten remains Missouri’s top choice but that conference “has no interest.”

“That’s what’s left,” the official said, referring to the SEC.

TR

October 6th, 2011
11:15 am

dooley used to put the second unit in , qb included, on the 3rd series.matt robionson did a lot of damage to enemies asa sub- appleby to washington, td vs alabama.

if the second unit had bee inserted last sat in the second half and done nothing at all, they would have equalled the first unit.

DAWGS forever

October 6th, 2011
11:15 am

Murray is most assuredly in a soph slump. The turnovers are killers. The last few weeks, a killer instinct would have put both teams away.

Our trouble is the SC game with the chickens is our best game. Except the obvious 100 ways to save a chicken game we played.

Go DAWGS!

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
11:17 am

His interceptions are the result of the same issue that has inflated his passing numbers. Georgia has no running game. Hard to know how good (or bad) the kid is when he’s playing behind that O-line with a one-dimensional offense.

The backup is always sexier than the starter — so long as he keeps his tail on the bench.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:17 am

Coastal Carolina, ole missy, and missy state? And SC which nearly lost to Navy? That’s the gaunlet right there…

Lowcountry Bulldawg

October 6th, 2011
11:17 am

GT Joe is this years version of St. Simmons. Big talk till the team gets smacked in the mouth and then he vanishes into witness protection program. UGA IS football in this state. Sorry to break it to ya GT Joey.

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
11:18 am

GT Joe cares about the SEC. As a matter of fact, one could say that he’s obsessed.

Hayseed Dixie

October 6th, 2011
11:19 am

Aaron Murray is the best QB in the SEC. Yeah, he’s having a sophmore slump, both are true. For most of us, it takes experience as well as talent to become dominating.

Richt shouldn’t bench him unless the W column is in jeopardy.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:19 am

Okay lowcountry. ESPN Gameday will be coming to bobby dodd this year for the clemson game. Athens? Not happenin.

UGA is a non-factor football team. Didn’t even get a single vote in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Even DOOK got a vote.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:20 am

I might be obsessed, but no one else outside the Southeast is. Case in point: Missouri.

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
11:21 am

GT Joe
October 6th, 2011
11:19 am

Okay lowcountry. ESPN Gameday will be coming to bobby dodd this year for the clemson game.

Where will they set up? Who has to pay for the security detail?

dap01

October 6th, 2011
11:22 am

Aaron is ok, the offensive game plans are the problem. Bobo don’t have a clue.

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
11:23 am

@GT Joe

An anonymous source didn’t need to leak the fact that Mizzou has been seeking an invite to the B1G. That’s common knowledge. Texas wants to be in the PAC — also common knowledge.

What’s your point?

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:23 am

I’ll be on here after November, don’t worry about me disappearing. The only way UGA beat Tech is if there’s a HUGE upset. Dogs will be a touchdown underdog at Bobby Dodd.

Hey upsets happen, look at 2009.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:24 am

Expert: point is, the guy said “that’s what’s left” about the SEC. Kinda like “all the steak is gone, so let’s eat the dog food. That’s what’s left”.

funny...

October 6th, 2011
11:26 am

Aaron Murray has showed little to no improvement. He’s still just a .500 QB.

Also, when UGA took the physical tickets away from students, it put out a lot of recent graduates who don’t have the funds or cumulative points to earn season tickets.

I also learned that you don’t even have to be an alumnus/a to donate and receive season tickets. Which I don’t have a problem with but there is a gap for most recent graduates now to be able to go to games (between school and the accumulation of points).

NWGA Dawg

October 6th, 2011
11:26 am

What is wrong GT Joey! Still sore over the beat down your little Techies got last November. Get ready to fill the Bulldawg’s bite again this November. OH,,,I see you are just getting ready for the next November beat-down !!!! (practicing the sore tale)

GT Joe= Troll

GO DAWGS!!!!!

Hayseed Dixie

October 6th, 2011
11:27 am

@GT Joe

If you’re gonna troll the rival team’s board, at least have some better material. Jeez.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:27 am

NWGA: hey, if UGA scores 60 on us, they deserve the win. Cause CPJ is dropping 60+ on you guys.

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
11:28 am

@GT Joe

Yep. They have three alternatives. Neither the PAC nor the B1G is interested in further expansion. That means that they can:

1. Stay in the Big-12. (bad choice)
2. Join some irrelevant conference such as the ACC or Big East. (also a bad choice)
3. Ask for an invite to the SEC. (all that’s left)

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:29 am

Expert: LOL, you just put the ACC and big east ahead of the SEC on your list. Freudian?

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
11:30 am

You are truly desperate, aren’t you lil’ Joe?

NWGA Dawg

October 6th, 2011
11:30 am

GT Joey,

One out of ten. Go figure!!!!! You stil have a long time to wait for your Techies win of the Decade!!!! Who really runs this State.

Go Dawgs!!!!!!

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:30 am

With all the SEC chest thumpin, i figured EVERYBODY would want to join the SEC. But apparently not. You guys travel much outside the South?

GT Joe's Smarter Brother

October 6th, 2011
11:31 am

GT Joe does not realize that Missouri wanted to join the Big 10 instead of the SEC because they have a better chance of winning there than they do in the SEC.

MaconKnight

October 6th, 2011
11:31 am

Murray doesn’t trust the other receivers outside of charles and mitchell… he stares charles down instead of moving the LB or S with his eyes two picks sixes trying to get the ball to charles, i wouldnt say sophomore slump, he just need to go thru his reads , if the o-line protects better than he would have time too… he has taken a bunch of hits even when he has made plays…

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:32 am

Ask the USA Today poll, the AP poll, the BCS computers who “runs this state”.

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
11:33 am

LMAO Joey

At least the SEC doesn’t have to threaten their member institutions with $20 million exit fees just to keep them in the conference.

:-(

Lowcountry Bulldawg

October 6th, 2011
11:33 am

So Gameday shows up and it lets fans think they have finally “arrived”. Same story different year, come Novemember regardless of our record we will have to put little brother back in his place.

YourDelusional

October 6th, 2011
11:34 am

Mizzous first choice wasnt the SEC because they know they will have no chance there. Stop trying to kid yourself, most teams dont want to join the SEC because they are afraid of the competition. Maybe if you tell people over and over how good the ACC (A really Crappy Conference)is, someone will believe you. SEC = Big Time college football

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:34 am

Sorry brother, what they likely realized is that the Big 10 is full of AAU schools, and missouri is an aau school, and the SEC is a conference of idiot bumpkins and doesn’t fit the UM culture.

But “that’s what’s left”.

YourDelusional

October 6th, 2011
11:35 am

I thought Techies were supposed to be smart?

Send'em U hauls

October 6th, 2011
11:35 am

Play Lemay. Murray was the big reason we lost to South Carolina. He simply cant get it done in the big games.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:36 am

Delusional: Big time football = SEC? Maybe Bama and LSU. But SC? TN, UK, UGA, Candy Vandy? Ole missy and sissy missy state? come on. You ARE delusional.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:37 am

If Tennessee and Georgia play a football game, would anyone care? Both are outside the top 30…

Party in the UGA

October 6th, 2011
11:38 am

UGA is just a party school …..ask ole Cornelius. UGA isn’t serious enough to win Championships.

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
11:39 am

@GT Joe

Ken writes a very good blog for the Little League fans. You should check it out sometime. Prolly help with those self-esteem issues you seem to be having.

Party in the UGA

October 6th, 2011
11:39 am

UGA cant run block through a bevy of blue heads.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:40 am

UGA CAN’T play in the SECCG; Richt has a mani/pedi scheduled that day, plus his spray tan is starting to streak. Needs a touchup.

YourDelusional

October 6th, 2011
11:40 am

Your logic fails, if Georgia is such a lowly team, because they dont regularly win the SEC or NC, why is it that they ( a lowly SEC team) reguarly embarrass the mighty Tech? Also go check the all time sec vs acc record, that includes the teams you mentioned in a different category as bama and lsu. 9 out of 10 loser.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:41 am

Where’s the “fire richt” talk nowadays? Coastal carolina, ole sissy, and missy state wins must have satisfied you guys? Sad.

YourDelusional

October 6th, 2011
11:42 am

For being such a great school, Techies sure cant do math, every year isnt 2007

YourDelusional

October 6th, 2011
11:42 am

excuse me 2008, uga beat tech in 2007

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:42 am

Delusional. You sure like history dont you. None of those “all time” or “last year” or “last decade” stats mean anything for THIS year.

Just be happy that after we destroy you guys, you can still say you are 9-5 in the last 14 against us.

DawginLex

October 6th, 2011
11:43 am

Folks, answer the question from Bill

Ignore the pig

Remember, if you fight or argue with a pig, you end up in the mud win or lose and you smell like the pig.

Bill, we will find out Saturday night about Murray. This is a big game atmosphere. I agree with Buck, sometimes punting is ok. End every drive with a kick of some kind. Turnovers are what is separating us from being alone in 1st place in the East right now.

Run the ball, play field position, keep Bray on the sideline, stop their run, make them one dimensional and WIN.

Mtn Dawg

October 6th, 2011
11:44 am

Richt can be way to conservative. The team is improving and so could he.

D BAG TROLLS!!!!

October 6th, 2011
11:45 am

GT Joe: you are making your weird smelling friends look bad. Stop it! There is a good reason teams do not make the SEC there first choice, its called getting whipped! Your little bees left for the same reason dbag!!!!!

YourDelusional

October 6th, 2011
11:45 am

hahaha, how predictable, its always THIS YEAR, with Techies, then after uga beats them, its next year, give me a break

DawginLex

October 6th, 2011
11:45 am

Folks, answer the question and ignore the pig

Don’t fight or argue with a pig. Win or lose you still are in the mud and end up smelling like the pig.

Aaron will show us Saturday night if he can be the guy. If he continues to turn the ball over, we won’t win with him at the helm.

Run the ball, end every drive with a kick, stop their running game, make them one dimensional and win.

Mtn Dawg

October 6th, 2011
11:46 am

@GT Joe – Go find another blog. You’re not welcome here.

NWGA DAWG

October 6th, 2011
11:46 am

GT Joey!

Wake up and smell the coffee. You really think your little Techies will put up 60 on UGA get a life dude. What have you been smoking???

One last question? How many BCS Titles has the ACC won and how many has the SEC won. Which conference is more relevant or tuffer. If I remeber correctly your little techie boys got out of the SEC (to the much weaker ACC) first chance they had. Just can’t handle the competition could they?

Couldn’t hang with SEC just like they can’t hang with the REAl Georgia Football Team!! Go DAWGS!!

DawginLex

October 6th, 2011
11:46 am

Bill

Your filters suck

xldawg

October 6th, 2011
11:46 am

GT Joe, go get on your own blawg. Tired of you techies clogging up the airwaves. Yellow Maggots will implode as always. Washington will throw at least two in the stands to open receivers and at least two to the opponent.

DawginLex

October 6th, 2011
11:47 am

Ignore the pig

D BAG TROLLS!!!!

October 6th, 2011
11:48 am

TECH ALERT!!! You do not even show up on the UGA radar! You play one ranked team this season. Really???

DawginLex

October 6th, 2011
11:48 am

Don’t get into the mud with the pig

DawginLex

October 6th, 2011
11:49 am

Murray can show us Saturday if he can lead us this year and beyond.

Choke Saturday and i say the QB competition next spring is wide open

Ihavenolife

October 6th, 2011
11:49 am

Go tech, woooo hooo, go jackets, sting em, we beat you in 2008 losers!

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
11:49 am

@GT Joe

You forgot to mention one thing: We OWN GT, that’s right – OWN… Unless you think once in a decade isn’t getting b-slapped…

DawginLex

October 6th, 2011
11:49 am

Bill, your filters REALLY suck

dawgfacedboy

October 6th, 2011
11:52 am

GT JOe- because Coastal Carolina, MidTenSt. NcState, Kansas, and UNC are any better???

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:52 am

DawgstylinLex and Mtn dawg and NWGA dawg: just remember, when we left the SEC, we had more SEC titles than UGA. And we STILL have more total conference titles than UGA. Since you fools like history so much.

None of this has anything to do with this year. We have the best, and most relevant, football team in Georgia. Time to wake up mutts.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:54 am

dawgface: UNC would be 4-1 with your schedule. Hell, we have 4 wins against FBS teams, and you have?

Your Delusional

October 6th, 2011
11:54 am

See you at your hs stadium in November loser, Annual GT beatdown

DawginLex

October 6th, 2011
11:55 am

Bill

Why do my comments get filtered yet troll boy(who offers absolutely nothing to the topic at hand) is allowed to personally attack folks?

FIX YOUR FILTERS

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:55 am

DawginLex

October 6th, 2011
11:56 am

Folks

Ignore the pig

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:56 am

Lex, who did I attack?

I started out talking about missouri seeing the SEC as the “only thing left”. Was that not relevant?

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
11:57 am

And where’s your buddy TampaxDawg?

DawginLex

October 6th, 2011
11:58 am

Bill

Murray can either stop turning the ball over or he can get ready for a wide open QB competition in the fall

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:04 pm

GT: most exciting offense in the country.

#1 is 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90 yard plays this season.

Who is aaron murray?

arspub

October 6th, 2011
12:07 pm

GT Joe, I bet you really enjoyed going to a school with a 25% female student body. No seriously I bet you enjoyed it. Congrats on that one victory against Mark Richt, that’s reason enough to keep him around. Maybe your man-tittied coach can pull out another one this year.

JDawg1785

October 6th, 2011
12:08 pm

I wouldn’t mind seeing Mason get some snaps, especially in the second half when the offense goes to sleep anyway.

DawginLex

October 6th, 2011
12:08 pm

arspub

ignore the pig

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:10 pm

Good one arse pub!

didn’t michael stipe go to UGA? Just curious. Not bi-curious. Just curious.

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:10 pm

Your does not equal you are.

Georgia Tech fans, who won last year? That’s all I want to know.

Georgia Tech fans, who won the year before that?

When was the last time Georgia Tech had a winning streak against Georgia?

Let me pick an arbitrary amount of time, what’s Georgia Tech’s record versus Georgia in the last 40 years?

What’s Georgia Tech’s record against Georgia all time?

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:11 pm

DawgstylinLex: you can’t ignore me. And send my regards to Lex.

arspub

October 6th, 2011
12:12 pm

too bad no one writes any GT stories for you to comment on

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:12 pm

funny, here’s a question for you:

What does any of that have to do with this year? Do you see Steeler fans yapping about all the SB trophies they have THIS year?

History must have been a popular major at UGA.

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:13 pm

Fact of the day:

The University of Georgia is the school that The Georgia Institute of Technology has lost to the most in their history of football.

That same institute is the team that UGA has beat the most in their football history.

But keep yapping Tech fans. It’s cute.

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
12:13 pm

Look GT Joe,

It’s great that Tech is 5-0. I’m really proud for you. That said, Tech’s schedule so far has been a joke. It’s not your fault. NC should have been a big game, and it probably would have been were it not for the NCAA hammering the team and running their coach out of town.

Save your bragging for after the Clemson game. If you win that one, then you will have actually accomplished something.

OldFan

October 6th, 2011
12:13 pm

Murray’s not having a sophomore slump. He’s just extending his freshman slump another year. Murray’s a good athlete and a good statistical QB, but he hasn’t demonstarted yet the qualities that make him a winning QB against good competition. He’ll continue to be highly rated. Would be nice to see him manage a win against a team with a winning record and a decent ranking. We’ll see.

YourDelusional

October 6th, 2011
12:13 pm

I leave for a couple of minutes, come back, and much to my displeasure your still here. Do you not have a life? I thought as a techie you had much more to do than to talk smack on a UGA blog, guess not.

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:15 pm

You’re dodging the questions.

And since UGA and Tech have yet to play this year it is all that matters.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:15 pm

Expert: UNC WAS a big game. They were #25 in the coaches poll at the time, and they are 4-1 right now. They’ll end up in the top 20 by season’s end, if not by this MOnday.

Don’t let the fact that we handled them easily distract you from the fact that they are a legit team.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:16 pm

Funny: right, we haven’t played yet. So go by the polls. GT apparently is “running this state”.

But stick to history, it’s better for UGA fans. Except when talking to Bama and florida fans.

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:16 pm

GT Joe becomes a Florida fan by proxy in 3, 2, 1…..

except Georgia also has a winning record against Florida too, LOL

Tech fans, you’re making me smile.

YourDelusional

October 6th, 2011
12:17 pm

Actually, genius, history is about all we have against forida, we STILL own that series too

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
12:17 pm

@GT Joe

Let’s not get silly here. Do you really want me to post NC’s pitiful schedule for all the world to see?

swimdawg68

October 6th, 2011
12:18 pm

Has Tech played anyone even remotely close to being a top 25 team? Let’s reserve judgement on Tech until they play Miami, Va. Tech and Clemson. So far they have played a “Cup-cake” schedule. One more team will wip their fanny, UGA, of course that has become a given.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:18 pm

oh florida fans don’t bring up the “18 out of 21″ thing with you mutts? Maybe they win so much they don’t care about that debate…

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:19 pm

Again, you’re dodging the questions.

Polls don’t matter until the teams play. Stats don’t matter.

Who won last year. That’s not too far for you to remember.

I’m waiting. But dodge the question again. You lost to a team QB’d by Aaron Murray,so you know exactly who he is.

YourDelusional

October 6th, 2011
12:19 pm

Is it really true that there are no girls at tech? wow, no wonder techies spend their time on Georgia blogs, poor guys

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:19 pm

swimdawg, yes, UNC was #25 in the coaches poll. you know, the poll that is 1/3 of the BCS formula?

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:19 pm

Man I called it.

Reference Florida.

You’re reaching and you’re out of your league.

YourDelusional

October 6th, 2011
12:20 pm

Riding floridas coat tail to discourage uga fans, it must be a sad life to be a techie

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:21 pm

Post it expert. Then post those wins for UGA this year. Just post the FBS wins, Coastal doesn’t count.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:22 pm

funny and sad at the same time: UGA fans riding history to help their self-esteem.

Next comment about stadium size in 3, 2, 1….

YourDelusional

October 6th, 2011
12:23 pm

Dang, UGA has to play tech in Atlanta this year, and here were the players thinking that they would never play in a high school stadium again, sheesh

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
12:23 pm

@GT Joe

Regarding the Coaches Poll; there is the Top 10, and then there are the 15 other also rans.

At any rate, poll position means practically nothing until the end of the season.

YourDelusional

October 6th, 2011
12:24 pm

Whoa! you called it, you really are smart! wow

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:25 pm

We all know the records, who cares.

Tech has already lost to a team QB’d by Aaron Murray.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:26 pm

Expert: 15 also rans? sounds like the SEC: LSU/bama and 10 also rans.

GTJoesDaddy

October 6th, 2011
12:26 pm

Son! Seriously, when are you going to move out of our basement and get a gf for christs sake! We thought you being a techie would give you such a great life but you sit on your computer all day talking to those people from UGA. We also thought you would meet a nice girl at tech, unfortunately all 60 of them were already taken by the football team.

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:27 pm

when you haven’t played yet all you have is history. You’re not even making sense.

that history doesn’t bode well for Tech.

We’re not talking the 1920’s dude, we’re talking LAST YEAR.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:27 pm

Hey Delusional: your boys should be honored to play in the oldest and winningest stadium in FBS.

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:27 pm

Ask “who’s Aaron Murray?” again.

That was cute.

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:29 pm

Wait, I thought we weren’t supposed to talk about history. LOL

either way, doesn’t work out well for you.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:29 pm

ok funny, lets’ talk history. CPJ history. CPJ is 4-3 vs. the SEC, and 1-2 vs. UGA. one loss was an upset, the other with a backup QB.

The last 3 years have been coin flips. This year, only 1 team has gotten better. And it’s not the bullmutts.

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
12:29 pm

GT Joe: Obsessed with SEC PE.

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:30 pm

Georgia is 27-20-3 on that historic field.

LOL

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:31 pm

moral victories don’t count.

I don’t care about his record against other teams.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:33 pm

If you can’t talk about this year, then talk history I guess. It’s all you got.

I don’t bring up 4 NCs vs. 1, or the most recent NC, or the most recent BCS Bowl appearance, or the most recent conference title. But I could.

Stick with history mutts.

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:33 pm

WaitjustonedangMINUTE

October 6th, 2011
12:33 pm

Muarray is going to be fine, no worries. Bulldog fans RELAX. This kid is going to be OK. And the fans will return to Athens in droves. If he does not make it HOWEVER, there is a young stud QB in NAHUNTA, BRANTLEY COUNTY. This wunder kid is trashing defenses all over South Georgia. His name is is Josh LEXburger. Google the name, watch the film. He is only a feshman, word is Sabin (Ala) and Johnson (Ga Tech) are already watching him. My money still says Murray will do great things “twen the hedges”.

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:35 pm

Do it. It’s more relevant than prognosticating about which team is better based on schedule comparison.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:35 pm

When does the “fire richt” talk start back up?

Hankie Aron

October 6th, 2011
12:36 pm

GT Joe- Tech has played very well to this point and that’s to be commended. But, the true tough games for them at home and on the road are to come. The jury is still out on them and the #13 ranking is just that a ranking until the end of the year and the dust settles.

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:36 pm

But again, the argument is about Georgia and Tech, not you being a proxy fan of the other schools Georgia has lost to recently.

arspub

October 6th, 2011
12:36 pm

Or the most recent BCS beat down by a lousy Iowa team…

Dirty Dawg

October 6th, 2011
12:37 pm

Hey Lamar – the first ‘guest’ questioner – I hope you’re right and young Mr. Murray remains ‘wreckless’, that way his auto insurance rates won’t go up much…now as for him being ‘reckless’ with the ball, perhaps you didn’t read Mark Richt’s comments about that, and certainly one couldn’t count on Billy here pointing it out – I really do think that the guy with ‘the fan’s perspective’ has got an agenda when it comes to Coach Richt. He, CMR, pointed out that the problems stem from several areas – pass rush and pressure…decision making…and route running – being the biggest. Agree that Aaron’s decisions, and he has admitted as much himself, haven’t always been ‘right-on’, but he’s the one with the most talent and will play until he either gets hurt or can’t get the job done. Huston will get his chances – and all but one will mean bad news for us (the one where we’re three or four TDs in front) – and hopefully he’ll perform well. Meanwhile AM’s our starter and team leader.

As for second half stuff, we cut down on the mistakes and turnovers and the rest will take care of itself. When you’re ahead and your defense is dominating, and your offense is, as Lamar tried to point out, being a bit ‘reckless’ with the ball, the tendency is to ‘dial it back’…so the answer is ‘better execution’ and we’ll be just fine.

Agree with Bill that the coaches must not think that Bruce Figgins can run ‘up the middle’ like our ‘traditional’ fullbacks have – they have been ‘low to the ground’, ‘powerful’ and ‘get behind their pads’ when they run – anybody 6′5″ or so doesn’t do that that well.

Young Mr. Crowell does seem to have a ‘maturity’ issue…along with a ‘need to get his rear-end in better shape’ issue. Did seem to me that there should have been better ‘camera’ evidence of his stepping out of bounds on that run, but since it was in front of the Georgia bench, they must have seen it as well, cause nobody seemed to complain. Maybe this weekend will be a good time to ‘introduce’ Boo Malcome to the rotation.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:37 pm

i’m not basing anything on schedule comparison. I’m basing it on on-field performance. And so are the AP and USA Today voters.

But keep hanging your hat on your tough schedule. That and history. All you got.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:38 pm

agreed hankie.

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:38 pm

It never stopped.

You should be leading the “Fire Richt” charge, he’s 9-1 against Tech.

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:39 pm

Ok, you keep arguing in “what ifs”

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:39 pm

You brought up the schedules.

Keep this up, it’s pretty funny to watch you backtrack and bring nothing of substance to the argument.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:40 pm

no, i say keep richt. He gets outcoached by CPJ regularly.

Richt sure did own gailey though.

Shrimp N Grits

October 6th, 2011
12:40 pm

Ignore the Doosh Bugg.

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:41 pm

typo, sorry, 8-1

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:41 pm

here’s some substance:

The ap voters and coaches poll voters see Tech FAR ABOVE UGA right now. Even DOOK got a vote in the Coaches Poll.

So don’t take my word for it.

Nick

October 6th, 2011
12:41 pm

STOP GIVING THE BALL TO RICHARD SAMUEL. PERIOD….

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:42 pm

wait what?

So regularly is once now?

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:42 pm

Your 9-1 record is about as relevant as our 8 game win streak against UGA in the 50s.

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:42 pm

No one is discrediting Tech’s ranking.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:43 pm

regularly means all 3 times we played. You don’t recall CPJ making Richt look like a fool last year by letting UGA score that last TD?

It’s chess, not checkers.

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:44 pm

It’s pretty relevant when it’s the last 10 games, and it’s 8-1 and 8-2 overall in the last 10.

GT Jane

October 6th, 2011
12:44 pm

Joe, it’s time for your nap. You know you always get cranky when you don’t take your nap!

kevin

October 6th, 2011
12:45 pm

GT Joe,

You’re right, Richt’s been outcoached by PJ. That’s why PJ has been beat by Richt 2 out 3 years. Also, you have nerve making fun of UGA’s wins when the best team you played is UNC. We’ll see what happens when your mickey mouse high school offense runs up against a top 10 national defense (as UGA’s currently is)/ # 2 behind Bama in the SEC. You might want to wait until your team has won more than 1 game in 10 years against UGA to talk trash.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:45 pm

funny, was that 7 game streak relevant to the 2008 game? Thought not.

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:45 pm

Wait, Paul Johnson is smart for losing.

Logic = not yours

BigORANGElittlecar(old pinto)

October 6th, 2011
12:45 pm

Bill DawginLex is wrong. I think your filters do a great job. I have been nailed MANY TIMES myself by them. I think it’s people like DawginLex that are the real problem. Bill, I know this guy has copied my blog name many times and I just LAUGH it off. After all it’s just fun. Talk a little football, talk a little trash, have a few BUDS and go to bed. Get up the next day and live in the greatest counrty in the world, repeat. Go Dogs.

dog in the woodshed

October 6th, 2011
12:46 pm

Bill, I’m glad you brought up the 2002 Florida game. As I recall we aa leading 10 – 0 and Greene was 10 for 10; I’m in the stands just assuming Richt would do what every other coach in major college foot would do and leave the hot hand in. BUt no, Shockley in ,pick 6 , and Greene was never the same in that game. Richt would not vary from his script even though everyone knew what a horrible decision that was. Fast forward 9 years a quote from Richt in Mark Bradley’s column from earlier this week: Er, no. Said Mark Richt, Georgia’s coach: “We have a certain [tailback] rotation. We’re not really interested in getting Isaiah 30 carries a game.”
That statement tells me that this coach would rather follow a script than have his best playmakers in the game at critical situation. What other great , or good , or average coach would do the same?

Nick

October 6th, 2011
12:46 pm

Hand the ball to Crowell and let Figgins lead block. I mean, dad gum, UGA has the biggest OL in football and you’re telling me we can’t get an inch or two on third down against an undersized MS State team?? Yeah terrific, hand it to Samuel with no lead blocker. If he needs an inch, he’ll lose one. That’s a guarantee.
CMR’s bullheadedness with continuing to feed him the ball when it clearly doesn’t work is exactly the same thing he did relentlessly with Tony Milton in the early days. Ya’ll remember? Same results every time. My dead grandmother could tackle both of those guys without moving. And as far as running Thomas, heck yeah, run him, but stop feeding it to him up the middle. He’s not big enough to pound it up in there. That guy is classic slant/sweep material.

funny...

October 6th, 2011
12:46 pm

oh joe, you idiot.

I love you, you’ve made me chuckle this afternoon.

This is why I love college football.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
12:47 pm

sure kevin, Richt is 2-1 with FAR SUPERIOR TALENT, and those games were nail biters. No one does less with more than Richt.

And yes, the best team we played is UNC. #25 that week. And the best team we BEAT was UNC. Who is the best team you beat?

Cdpridg

October 6th, 2011
12:51 pm

GT Joe…posting garbage every minute?? Does that make you feel like you are doing something that your team rarely does….which is win something??

JK

October 6th, 2011
12:51 pm

GT Joe, give up already. We are all laughing at your delusional attempts to find a reason to be a GT fan. You sound like a confused politician spewing out meaningless facts that only support what you want to believe while leaving out the facts that point to the truth.

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
12:51 pm

@GT Joe

MSU was ranked #16 — earlier this year. What is UNC’s ranking now?

McDawg

October 6th, 2011
12:54 pm

regarding Walsh and i think this is HUGE particularly on the road–wonder if all the kicking out of the end zone is messing up his FG attempts

joe suggs

October 6th, 2011
12:54 pm

Go to GaTech ! That is where dudes date other dudes.

Luke

October 6th, 2011
12:54 pm

I know Aaron Murray is a good QB, last year he proved it, but this year he is a liability to us.

REALLY?????? hmmm…REALLY???? This guy has yet to beat a team with a winning record…his stats are padded vs losers……he has cost us games last year and this year……..Please explain to me HOW murray is such a great QB…ALL SEC???? Please tell me what he has done against WINNING TEAMS?

kevin

October 6th, 2011
12:55 pm

Richt has underachieved the past 3 seasons, but prior to that, he did just fine.

UNC was a joke at #25. Miss St. is easily as good if not better than UNC.

Here’s the thing. I am happy for GT fans that their team is doing well, but it’s pretty ridiculous when you come on UGA blogs and talking about running the state, being the only relevant team, etc. UGA has dominated GT on Richt’s watch. Just like it would be absurd for me to go on a Florida blog and talk trash, it’s absurd for you to.

UGA lost to 1 of the 5 best teams in the country and lost to SC. And, if you watched the SC game, you’d see that we dominated SC the entire game. Flukey plays and a bs offsides call on an onside kick cost us the game.

Like you do every year, you will get a chance to beat UGA. Best of luck.

Luke

October 6th, 2011
12:56 pm

I hear Hutson Mason is playing as good or better than him in practice but he does not see the field any. I think Murray would start playing better if he felt threatened by somebody taking over his job. I think he knows the job is his no matter what and this makes him wreckless with the ball. If he doesn’t clean up the picks, it’s going to cost Georgia against a better team (remember the S.C. game)

MAYBE SOMEONE ON THIS COACHING STAFF CAN ADDRESS THIS POST…….I THINK WE ALL WOULD LIKE AN ANSWER TO THIS NOT JUST THE COINED ONE OF “The OLine needs to block better, pass protect better….blah blah blah….last time I checked the OLine didnt make the QB fling the ball around trying to make something happen and fumble thus COSTING us the SC game…….HMMMMMMMMM

djdawg

October 6th, 2011
12:57 pm

I think like was said right now the problem with walsh is between his ears. Best thing that CMR could do is stop running him out there for 51.52,53 yard kicks!!!! Build his confidence up by getting him a few closer kicks!!!

kevin

October 6th, 2011
1:01 pm

Luke,

In all but 1 game last year (UF), Murray’s play kept us in the game while others gave it away. To say that he’s never beaten a winning team is unfair at best. He cannot do it alone. I’d say that when you have the 2nd best QB rating in UGA history, score the 2nd most TDs in UGA history, rank top 20 QB ratings in all of college football and have the #1 QB in all freshmen in college football, you’re pretty good.

All of this talk about Murray not being good and a liability is absurd to anyone who knows anything about football.

kevin

October 6th, 2011
1:04 pm

Again, blaming Murray for a SC loss that included a poorly defended fake punt for a TD, a bs offsides call and a Crowell fumble for that went for a TD is ridiculous.

Cdpridg

October 6th, 2011
1:05 pm

Say it ain’t so gt joe…where did you go?? Did you take your nerf football and run home crying to mommy.

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
1:05 pm

@Luke

It’s simple and easy to blame everything on the QB. The truth is that Georgia is lacking in talent across the board. The O-line is big, but inexperienced and ineffective. Georgia has no proven running back nor game changing receivers.

Even when some of the fans figure this out and look to the coaching staff, they tend to want to blame everything on the assistants, all the while ignoring the man responsible for hiring and directing the assistants.

When your quarterback gets slammed immediately after receiving the snap and fumbles the ball, you can say that the O-line didn’t do it… There’s definitely something that the O-line didn’t do when that happens — It’s called blocking.

kevin

October 6th, 2011
1:05 pm

By the way, going into the MSU game, Murray had the 2nd best TD to INT ratio in the SEC. H had a bad game. And, he also had, by Richt’s admission, an oline that could not properly pass protect for most of it.

DAWG with two bags over head

October 6th, 2011
1:08 pm

Murray’s definitely in a slump and he’s definitely overrated. Mason should get playing time in games like the MSU one, but not against UF unless Murray completely falls apart like last year.

kevin

October 6th, 2011
1:09 pm

Expert Opinion,

While I appreciate your take regarding the o-line playing poorly at times, your comment “Georgia is lacking talent across the board” is absurd. Malcolm Mitchell has emerged as one of the best freshman WR in the country, Orson Charles is the best TE in the country and Crowell is the best freshman RB in the country. The offensive line is thin, but the starting 5 are playing relatively well given that they have no rest for 4 quarters due to injuries. Our defense is 1 of the 10 best in the country as of now and 2nd best behind Bama in the SEC.

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
1:10 pm

You’re a good fan kevin.

longhorn

October 6th, 2011
1:11 pm

The winningest QB in College Football History had a sophmore slump and through a bunch of int’s. See Colt McCoy’s stats. He’ll settle down and finish strong. Humility is what he needs, and he’s getting it.

GT Joe's girlfriend

October 6th, 2011
1:11 pm

don’t try and tell me that you haven’t been seeing lefty palm and her five sisters behind my back…

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
1:16 pm

@kevin

I didn’t say that Georgia has no talented players. My only point is that, unlike Tennessee, Georgia shouldn’t be in the position of building a team from scratch. You shouldn’t be stuck relying on a Freshman running back and you should have adequate depth so that your starters aren’t winded.

That’s all I’m saying.

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
1:18 pm

GT Joe = Technerd troll looking for a handout. So let’s take a look at who the mightly bees have beaten. Who? Wow, UNC? That’s a real powerhouse, for sure. What is even funnier than how you say – what is it, we brag – is that you try to sell us that GT has played and beaten real powerhouses… Oh my, oh my what are we going to do? You know what’s even funnier? Even though we have been so bad as you say last year, we still beat the ‘nerds…

Oh how I love it when the technerds live vicariously through us since they can’t beat us!

kevin

October 6th, 2011
1:21 pm

Expert Opinion,

I hear you and tend to agree. Though, injuries and people leaving the team (oline, caleb king and ealey) are sometimes hard to predict.

For me, I am super happy to see UGA playing defensive football. I think they have been dominant since the Boise game and continue to improve. Now, if they could only learn not to get DUIs…:)

Alphare

October 6th, 2011
1:21 pm

Bill

“sophomore slump”? do you mean he was good before? how come I couldn’t tell during your winning season last year?

WDE

October 6th, 2011
1:25 pm

Some one told me there was a chance that Game Day would be held on North Ave the day of the Clemson/Bug game. I assured that person that the only way Herb and Co could survive North Ave for 3 hours was if they Super Size the Pope Mobile…

Run the ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 6th, 2011
1:32 pm

Call it what you want but Aaron Murray isn’t the same QB as last year. He hasn’t improved and it seems there has been a marked regression. I knew BoBo stunk as a play caller but I felt he was a good QB coach. I am beginning to rethink my stance on that. Murray refuses to get rid of the ball quickly. He has poor downfield vision due to his height and he stares right at the receiver he’s going to throw to, usually Orson Charles. One cannot gauge Hutson Mason as a starter but he is more accurate and has a stronger arm, he’s taller too and that is a major help for downfield vision. You always hear from BoBo and Richt that there is always competition at every position BUT QB. They have said so many times that Murray is the starter come what may. We will never know unless Murray is injured for a length of time.

The keys to winning at Tennessee are really quite simple:

1. The Defense must continue to play at a high level. In reality Tennessee has no running game, zilch. So our front 3 should be able to handle stopping the run pretty effectively. Tennessee is a passing team; if our front 3 can tie up their OL, then that’s going to free up Jarvis Jones to wreck havoc in the backfield. We don’t have to necessasarily sack Bray a lot, just get those hits in when we can and pressure him. Jarvis Jones and Chase Vasser can supply the heat and on the plus side Vasser is much better at covering than Washington.

2. RUN THE BALL…. Do you hear me BoBo? RUN THE BALL…. When you’re not running the ball, use screen passes, slants and quick outs. KEEP THE CLOCK RUNNING! With Crowell, Samuel, Thomas and Malcome (if he will get his collective act together) we can control the ball and wear down the Tennessee defense. If BoBo plays his cards right he will never need to throw a pass over 15 yards; however, if the defense pulls safeties up to defend the run, then a play-action deep route could break big… Love Malcolm Mitchell’s speed.

Tennessee is not as good as South Carolina; however, they’re a notch above the Mississippi contingent, we will get tested but if we play our cards right we escape Neyland Stadium with a “W”.

Josh

October 6th, 2011
1:33 pm

I hardly believe Murray is in a Sophomore slump. His numbers are too good to be considered a slump. Before his bad game on against Mississippi State, he was more accurate and had equivocal numbers. In fact if you took Murray up to the same number of pass attempts he would have had about as many yards and more touchdowns. The only are stat that wasn’t really in murray’s favor was interception which he would have had one more. I know you can’t always look at numbers to tell what a player is going to do. That is why the game is played. Murray had a bad game and barely completed half his passes and didn’t have many tds or yards and had 3 interceptions. he is human, and people can have a bad day. If I recall right it was really his first bad game, with maybe the first half of the Florida game. what is impressive about Murray’s bad game is that despite the ints he actually had a pretty solid game. It just didn’t meet his standards or the ones we have for him because he has excelled. We like to look at Murray’s 6 ints and say he is making bad decisions and bad throws, when in fact he has been making good decisions and good passes. A lot of fans are looking at the numbers as saying he isn’t doing the job, but are too blind to realize that we are seeing just how good A.J Green and Kris Durham were. I think of the pass against boise that got picked, Green or Durham probably come down with it. However the freshman Mitchell doesn’t, it was clearly a lack of his experience. I think we see him make that catch a hundred times before he is gone, and when he doesn’t he will learn to knock it away. There is the pass against USC to Charles, it was in a good location, maybe a little behind, but catchable. However, the safety jumped the route and made a good play. then there was the pass that hit off of Kings ( I think I have the receiver right) hands, should have been caught. Then there is the pass to Charles against Miss State that hit him in the chest, again should have been caught. Then there was another against miss State where Murray expected the receiver to do something he didn’t do, just miss communication. I think the last int was just a bad pass, however that is one out of six that is from poor play. Not to say everything is not Murray’s fault, he has rushed some passes and made some poor decision. A lot of these can be attributed to poor pass protection. he has also had a ton of passes dropped. When you actually look at it there are a lot of similarities to the 2003 season, with exception to the experience of the skill players. that year David Greene threw a lot of interception 11 to be exact. That is with Fred Gibson, Reggie Brown, Leonard Pope, and Damien Gary Receiving. Easy to have a lot of confidence with those guy catching the ball. With exception of Orson Charles, Murray doesn’t have a lot of experienced or established receivers that have earned a lot of confidence. We have some good looking young guys that will get there, but aren’t there yet. As these guys get better so will Murray’s numbers. I think if Bobo will call some plays to take the pressure off of the inexperienced offensive line, put the receivers in positions to make high efficiency catches and get in space, let crowell get into space running the ball, and use Samuel to occasionally bull through the line to keep the defenses honest, we will be just fine. We have a lot of young guys who are getting better everyday and I think we will have a good team. I also think if we can hang in there to the end and end up in Atlanta, if we keep improving like we have, we could actually compete with an LSU or Alabama, that is unless we peak ( and I hope not)

Mark

October 6th, 2011
1:34 pm

@WDE

That’s too funny…

dawgfacedboy

October 6th, 2011
1:34 pm

GT fans talking trash to UGA fans is like UGA fans talking trash to UF fans. It shouldn’t be done.

kevin

October 6th, 2011
1:37 pm

Before the Miss St. game, Murrays YPG, TD to INT ratio and QB rating were all better than last year when he was 1 of the top 20 QBs in the country and the single best freshman. He had a bad game against MSU. It happens. Especially, as has already been pointed out, when your pass protection is sub par.

Mark

October 6th, 2011
1:41 pm

@ Josh

Well said. What some on here (not the trolls) don’t realize is summed up in your post. Murray is human and will have ups/downs, and if someone says that the greatest qbs never have bad days, etc., then I have a bridge to sell them. Then there are those who so desperately want to see Mason in there because supposedly “he is more accurate and has a stronger arm.” First off, Mason may do well in practice – but that’s just what it is – practice – oh yeah, can’t forget the stellar performance against coastal carolina! Or in jax last year (sarcasm)… But to bring in Mason in a highly pressured situation based on that, is plain stupid…

Truth is...

October 6th, 2011
1:44 pm

Hell no. No slump. Just another over rated, over hyped, mutt.

AltamahaDawg

October 6th, 2011
1:44 pm

I hope to heck Lamar Westbrook is not his real name. I’d hate to know somebody real will get teased mercilessly for those comments.

Chris

October 6th, 2011
1:50 pm

GT Joe – maybe you should go argue with the experts.

blogs.ajc.com/mark-bradley-blog/2011/10/06/espn-foresees-a-bad-moon-risin-for-georgia-techs-defense/

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
1:52 pm

Truth is… = another bitter technerd troll…it must really be sad to have to make such posts because you are so bitter…heck, I would be too if I was a tech fan and the team gets slapped like a red-headed step child each and every year…

Oh how I love it when the technerds live vicariously through us because they can’t beat us…

DawginLex

October 6th, 2011
1:57 pm

I’m glad I left this blog.

Hopefully, GT Joe has been banned

If not, here are some facts:

I don’t steal blog handles and post under other’s names.
Georgia doesn’t need anyone to do anything for them, just win the games ahead.
Murray needs to get his act together and win these last 7 games and shutup the talk of he can’t beat anyone.
If Murray does keep turning the ball over, next spring will be a 3 person QB competition.

Truth is...

October 6th, 2011
2:01 pm

A Murray 9-9!!! ALL SEC!!! YEAH! LMAO!

Dawg Tired

October 6th, 2011
2:02 pm

I see GT Joe is once again coming on and commenting in connection with an article that has ZERO to do with his school. The boy needs a psychiatrist. Now that’s really sad.

yzfrider2001

October 6th, 2011
2:02 pm

@DawginLex

Couldn’t agree with you more…

Rocky Flop

October 6th, 2011
2:03 pm

Bring back Reggie Ball. He was uga’s best player.

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
2:03 pm

@Truth is… you forgot to add “undefeated against GT”

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
2:03 pm

Sorry Lexy, not banned. No reason to ban me. This is america right?

Dawg Tired

October 6th, 2011
2:04 pm

Exactly what are “equivocal numbers?” I know what “equivocal” means and I know what “numbers” means, but “equivocal numbers” in the context used by Josh above is basically nonsensical.

GODAWGS75

October 6th, 2011
2:04 pm

Richt stays with quarterbacks they way he does his coaching staff, never wanting to switch or make changes. That is why he is on the hot seat right now.
GT Joke, you will see soon, your hopes and dreams of being a real team will soon be over and you will be back to the GT Blog complaining about your joke of a team.

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
2:06 pm

GT Joe, the most useless poster of them all…and supporter of the mighty bees and their dominant program against top tier teams…

Dawg Tired

October 6th, 2011
2:07 pm

Certainly no reason for the paper to ban GT Joe. However, a sane person would ban himself from camping out on another team’s blog. He should be on the Tech blog celebrating and discussing his own team’s success this season. It may be that logic, or even common sense, is not his strong suit.

KalliDogg

October 6th, 2011
2:07 pm

Not quite clear on the Murray defense. It seems to be that, from looking at conference statistics, he’s fine. In other words, there’s nothing wrong at the QB position and everybody who thinks there is just has it wrong. I guess that’s possible. Maybe my eyes aren’t seeing what they think they are and I should consult the conference stat sheets instead.

But, that said, you didn’t address a point I’ve made a couple of times.

It’s not the fans, alone, who have suggested giving Hutson Mason more playing time. It’s the COACHES who said it. The coaches, including Richt and Bobo, said he should get more playing time, how great he’d been in the Spring and in practices and that he’d “earned it.”

We haven’t seen him in a game since.

Just like Alice in Wonderland sometimes around those two (Bobo and Richt), just gets curiouser and curiouser.

Rocky Flop

October 6th, 2011
2:09 pm

@DawginLex, I agree about the next year comment. But in fairness to AM he has had to play with an o-line that as we all know has been riddled with injures and inexperience. I hope my boys can just cope with the crowd noise,the constant headache of all that orange and that horrible song.

Mark

October 6th, 2011
2:12 pm

KalliDogg (if that’s your real title and not GT Joe or some other trivial troll), so what you are saying is that we should be playing Mason because, as others have said, is that he “is more accurate and has a stronger arm”? Where does this come from – practice? He may do well in practice, but that’s just what it is. You think he would do better in a pressure situation? You mean like jax last year??

Boise in ATL

October 6th, 2011
2:14 pm

C,mon UGA – rooting for you this weekend! Go dogs!

7576DAWG

October 6th, 2011
2:14 pm

All the evidence for two years now point to the fact that Murray is not as good as CMR would like him to be. We have won 2 out of 11 games when we played ranked opponents . That’s a trend not a fluke thing. Also Murray takes way to long in deciding what to do with the ball. That’s why he has been sacked so much , not because of an inept offensive line. The offensive line get a lot of the credit but no where near the amount of grief it is getting. Murray needs to fade back and if nobody is open , just run the ball. Stop trying to force the ball to a receiver that is not open. I will admit that Mason was not ready last year but he is now and I think that one of the reasons that he has not been in very much is because we may play better but nobody will know if Mason doesn’t play. You p[lay him against teams like Miss. State or Miss. in case he is not the answer but in my opinion he can’t do any worst than Murray. Georgia lost the South Carolina game and let Mississippi State stay in that game because of Murray . If Murray play’s good in those two game we blow out both teams.

dawg4ever

October 6th, 2011
2:22 pm

Murray is now and always has been a Q.B. that inflates his numbers against mediocre defenses, and he stinks the place up against average or good defenses. If you look at his numbers last year he was great against Ky, Vandy,and Tenn. Yet he stunk the stadium up against S.C, Florida, MIss.St, and Central Fl. Those were really the only teams UGA played that had decent defenses. He also didn’t make any plays to help his team beat Colorado. This guy is not a winner, he hasn’t won a big game, and he hasn’t brought his team back to win a close game in the 4th qtr., which is what defines a winning Q.B. Yet all the UGA fans think this guy is the next Joe Montana. UGA fans are so blind when it comes to what it takes to win football games. David Greene was head and shoulders above this clown, and this guy will go down as one of the worst Q.B’s in UGA history as it relates to winning big games. Because if he doens’t stop throwing pick “6″s every game, UGA will have a losing record again this year. Best Q.B. in the SEC, what a joke. He isn’t even the best Q.B. on his own team. But because of Richt and his wonderful Q.B. coach, we will never know

7576DAWG

October 6th, 2011
2:22 pm

Blair Walsh should not have the ” Yipes” . Maybe as a Freshman but not as a senior. CMR has another very capable field goal kicker on the bench and anything inside of 45 yards he should use him. Outside of 45 yards if you are ahead in the game let Walsh try but if we are behind or the game is too close just kick the ball and keep the other team backed up.

Truth is...

October 6th, 2011
2:23 pm

A Murray, never won against a team with a winning record!

RiffRaff

October 6th, 2011
2:29 pm

Murray needs to really focus a little more. Too many passes behind or in front of his target. He’s not in a slump – he threw alot of balls the same way last year. He can be a game changer for better or worse. This team is too talented NOT to beat Tenn. Stop turning over the ball and the Dawgs win easily.

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
2:33 pm

@Truth is…

BUT he did beat your beloved Tech…did they have a winning record last year?

waytoshinericht

October 6th, 2011
2:36 pm

I’m watching this Murray, game after game, I don’t see it, that he’s a top quarterback. Definitely doesn’t hold a candle to David Greene, who never beat himself with stupid fumbles and interceptions. Also give me one good team Murray’s beaten.
This season’s gonna be another bust with Richt at the helm anyway, so bring on Hutson Mason. That’s right-a bust! Richt ain’t gonna come close against Florida or Auburn and those are the very teams I personally care about in re the remainder of this year’s schedule.

Truth is...

October 6th, 2011
2:37 pm

A Murray. 9-9. What has he done?

Truth is...

October 6th, 2011
2:39 pm

Yep, David Greene was MUCH better!

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
2:42 pm

@ Truth is…

A. Murray. Beat your technerds last year, and will again this year…What is really sad, though, is that you feel the need to continuously follow UGA…like I said before, I love it when the technerds live vicariously through us because they can’t beat us!

Oh, and Truth, don’t hide behind the names waytoshinericht, GT Joe, GT Bob, and the res of the nerd trolls…sad…

Truth is...

October 6th, 2011
2:43 pm

Joe Cox was better than Murray.

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
2:44 pm

You guys could be right. Perhaps the QB who lost the competition to be the starter really is the best QB?

Do you suppose CMR is throwing the season so he can walk away with his buyout, rather than retiring?

Hmmm…

esaun

October 6th, 2011
2:45 pm

cant be the best in the SEC unless you beat the best; AM horrible vs top teams then great against weak competition. seems like defenders from the state of Fla be extra amped when playing against him. knowing Qb job is his has turned him into a mini turnover machine. even the SC fumble by crowell was AM fault because he didnt follow thru the handoff a result of being mauled the play before. Richt need to ride the run game then let murray pick his spots after the safeties adjust to play the run

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
2:48 pm

@ Truth

Care to back up these claims w/ facts? Greene was better than anyone your beloved tech had… And all 3 have beaten your nerds, if I am not mistaken… but its ok to have this love affair w/ the Dawgs…who knows, they may even let you put thier pictures on your wall just like GT Joe has…

esuan's English teacher

October 6th, 2011
2:49 pm

Come back to class, please. You seemed to have missed the lessons on spelling and grammar.

Truth is...

October 6th, 2011
2:50 pm

9-9!! 9-9!!! ALL SEC!!!

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
2:52 pm

@ Truth

Ah, yes, 9-9. The sad thing is that we are better and OWN tech…no argument there…

Thomas Brown

October 6th, 2011
2:56 pm

Truth is… – how does it feel to be so in love with another team?

Caleb

October 6th, 2011
2:56 pm

Hey GT Joe, How long have you been a Tech fan? About three weeks. Where was all of this talk when yall come to Athens last season. Who have yall played this year? Wait, Middle Tennessee State, Kansas, NC State. Come on you dude. Start talking trash when yall play quality team. If Tech played in the SEC they would not have a chance.

KB

October 6th, 2011
2:58 pm

Truth is , Tech plays in an irrelevant conference, Georgia has as many BCS bowl wins as the ACC.
Truth is over the past ten years georgia has finished in the top 10 more times than the ACC combined. truth is only one ACC team V> tech has finished in top ten since 2005 and the last time that happened was 2008.

Thomas Brown

October 6th, 2011
3:05 pm

-any chance we need a sense of timing from our QB ?
-any chance our QB is not poised to handle pressure ?
-happy feet
-small guy
-record 0-7 vs teams finishing Top 25
-record 9-2 vs teams not finishing Top 25
-16 fumbles in 18 games
-14 interceptions in 18 games
-2010 # 55 in nation, 2011 # 69 3rd Down Conversions
-Poised back there ?
-crucial situations makes his biggest mistakes
-poor decisions at worst moments
-starts slowly every game
-all this is so obvious
-lack of discipline
-lack of leadership
-doesn’t take charge when Isaiah talks smack
-Tweet Boise State-going to Dome to kick some a**
-no huddle needs to take charge, direct the team
-Scoring each quarter worse than quarter before it
-running game gets weaker every quarter too
-checks off to his own number way too much
-beat 3 cupcakes this year, lost only 2 games
-needs to get most out of the players on offense
-vanilla offense, his check-downs are not good
-holds onto the football way too long every time
-over-throws his receivers
-throws behind his receivers
-forces ball
-locks in on 1 receiver
-doesn’t look off the defensive backs
-throws himself on ground to avoid getting hit
-takes 7 carries a game every game from running backs
-his fumbles cost us games
-his interceptions cost us games
-averages 1 yard a carry for his 7 rushes per game
-inability to run at all
-never gets lead to let back-up get any snaps, why ?
-telegraphs his passes
-never puts pedal to the metal
-reads are way too slow
-does not go through progressions well at all
-does stare down his own receivers
-starts slowly, then fizzles out altogether 2nd half
-stays in play calls from sidelines he knows won’t work

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
3:05 pm

Caleb, you are concerned about the wrong thing. Who cares if you PLAYED a quality team. How about BEATING a quality team?

We beat UNC, #25 at the time. Who have you beat?

DAWGtired

October 6th, 2011
3:07 pm

@Lowcountry and GTJoe-
“This just in. ESPN’s college game day will be coming to Bobby-Dodd stadium for its match-up against Clemson. Due to concerns about the likely criminal melee to ensue upon Clemson’s sound victory, Robert Hall and Miami’s suspended players have been contacted for stadium security. Robert Hall will (prematurely) handle any violence involving the females in attendance, while Miami’s Security Detail will be gone by halftime, having received a higher contract bid from Auburn’s bagman. ESPN and its hoard of wash-out analysts will set up College Game day in the stands, where it will have the most room for Lee Corso’s mascot head collection.”

Winder

October 6th, 2011
3:08 pm

Dare I say that Coach Richt has writed the ship? He’ll get Murray back up a notch and then we should be scary good. I don’t understand the hate for this student athlete by some on this blog.

I’m hear to say our long term reservations about the state of the program should be reversed. I see good things on the short term and long term horizon. Can I exhaile yet?

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
3:09 pm

@GT Joe

Georgia beat MSU, who was ranked #16 earlier this season. What is UNC’s ranking today?

BigORANGElittlecar(old pinto)

October 6th, 2011
3:10 pm

To DawginLex (one more time). Dufus, if you left this blog you COULD NOT read my posts OR post your own. Relax, have fun, zing the Jackets or the Gators, or ME. It’s just football, maybe you could spend more time with your wife, girlfriend, LAWN CARE business or just take up KAYAKING. Thats what I do if I’m not working, or having fun bugging YOU.

snoopy

October 6th, 2011
3:15 pm

Murray is not playing well this season, still has yet to lead his team to a W over a team with .500 record 18 games into his career..

I fault CMR for AM’s issues… He needs to sit AM from time to time & let H Mason get some reps & let AM see from the sidelines where he needs improvement… He’s given up 2 pick 6’s, fumbled for a TD & yet he knows he’s not getting any “sit time” because CMR does not sit a starter, unless he’s injured or suspended..

LeMay & maybe Hudson will transfer before their time is up.. They KNOW they’ll not get PT…

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
3:16 pm

hey expert, what was msu when ya’ll played? unranked.

Not to mention, UNC is actually getting votes in the coaches poll, unlike UGA and MSU.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
3:16 pm

By the time MSU played UGA, MSU had already been exposed, and thus unranked.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
3:18 pm

Expert, if we hadn’t beat UNC, they’d be 5-0 and probably #15 right now.

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
3:20 pm

@Thomas Brown, will you answer us as to why you are so in love w/ Thomas Brown that you have to use his name as your handle? Or maybe you secretely dream of being his toy?

Sophie Mae

October 6th, 2011
3:21 pm

I hope you’re enjoying Murray, because Richt will play him for four years. He’ll be UGA’s version of Reggie Ball, getting worse every year.

Just one more reason to fire Richt.

Actually, UGA’s best QB is in Baton Rouge. :-)

DAWGtired

October 6th, 2011
3:21 pm

GT Joe-
Don’t talk about exposure until your team plays a quality opponent. It’s hard to expose your offense when the teams you’ve played are as resistant and disciplined as Paul Johnson in a buffet line at Golden Corral.

Truth is...

October 6th, 2011
3:21 pm

GA needs to join Southern Conference.

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
3:22 pm

@ GT Joe (or GT Bob, yellowfuzz, or whoever you are calling yourself) – would you please enlighten us on the powerhouse top tier teams you have played?

A. Murray

October 6th, 2011
3:23 pm

I’m really not that good…mostly just hype and stuff.

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
3:23 pm

@GT Joe

I haven’t played MSU. What is UNC’s ranking now that they’ve played some games?

I hate to be the bearer of bad news... well, maybe not

October 6th, 2011
3:24 pm

Tennessee 37
Georgia 24

Buh bye, dawgs. Hope y’all enjoyed your stay in Rocky Top!!!

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
3:25 pm

Ah yes, Sophie Mae, better known as GT Joe, Bob, and the rest…how does it feel to be so in love w/ the Dawgs that you have to come on here? I guess the technerds should be jealous at being owned by the Dawgs. Oh, now the technerds may not even be able to beat GA Southern… Take heart, technerds, at least you could probably beat GA State…

Carl Gump

October 6th, 2011
3:25 pm

Give Nick Marshall a shot – all time state touchdown pass leader (Breaking Mason’s record).

Our staff has him on the punt team.

He’s 4 real.

DAWGtired

October 6th, 2011
3:26 pm

A collective thanks goes out to Paul Johnson and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets for running the triple-option all these years. It plays right into our hands for what we want when we play Tech. Man on man. You don’t have the quality, skill or size athletes that we have, which is why we kick your @$$es when you try to match up with a hat on a hat.

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
3:26 pm

Looks like we have someone on here that is so in love with Murray that they must use his name as their handle…sad…

YougotmeonTHATone

October 6th, 2011
3:27 pm

That “DOGTIRED” line was great. I wish I had thought of it. The Tech blogs are not HALF as much fun. Truth is it’s cool when Tech wins, but I’m over it by Saturday evening when they don’t (and thats a LOT). Now you Bulldog fans, it’s just so easy to get under your skin. I just love all these “dawge” handles you all come up with. There must be hundreds!!

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
3:27 pm

Expert: UNC is about #40 in the coaches poll right now, which is far above UGA or MSU or Ole missy or coastal carolina.

The only team they lost to was an away game at the (now) #13 team in the country. They’ll be top 20 in 2 weeks or less.

When ya gotta go, ya gotta go

October 6th, 2011
3:28 pm

Has UT made provisions for Israel Troupe to urinate during the game? How about Russ the Mangy Mutt?

YougotmeonTHATone

October 6th, 2011
3:30 pm

theJOKEisonme

October 6th, 2011
3:32 pm

I love that “Dawgtired” line I wish I had thought of it. I never stop be amazed at what Ga fans can do with “dawg”.

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
3:33 pm

@GT Joe

Please provide us w/ the info (link please) from the so-called experts…. It really is sad to be so bitter about losing to the Dawgs so many times over the years – hasn’t anyone ever told you that it is just a game?

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
3:33 pm

@GT Joe

In other words, the very best team that Tech has played thus far is currently ranked (about?) #40.

How do you get ranked “about” anything?

Note to a dawgtard

October 6th, 2011
3:34 pm

“You don’t have the quality, skill or size athletes that we have, which is why we kick your @$$es when you try to match up with a hat on a hat.”

That may be true, but Tech’s athletes do have brains, which you can’t say for the low class dummies that Richt recruits, few of which could get into a school with any real academic standards.
—————————
Georgia Tech had the nation’s best average SAT score for football players, 1028 of a possible 1600, and best average high school GPA, 3.39 of a possible 4.0. But because its student body is apparently very smart, Tech’s football players still scored 315 SAT points lower than their classmates.

Many schools routinely used a special admissions process to admit athletes who did not meet the normal entrance requirements. More than half of scholarship athletes at the University of Georgia, the University of Wisconsin, Clemson University, UCLA, Rutgers University, Texas A&M University and Louisiana State University were special admits. . . At Georgia, for instance, 73.5 percent of athletes were special admits compared with 6.6 percent of the student body as a whole.

DAWGtired

October 6th, 2011
3:35 pm

It should be upsetting that you’re ranked #13 and will still be a probable underdog when we whip Tech in November. Does that “sting”?

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
3:39 pm

@Note

You really told us there… please oh please try to bring a valid argument for why tech can’t beat UGA

DAWGtired

October 6th, 2011
3:40 pm

Dawgtarded-
I didn’t realize that we were in a SAT competition with Tech. This is a football blog btw, and you’re proving yet again to be lacking the skill to match up with UGA in football…only this time in debating how overrated your paper-powerhouse football program is this year. How does it feel knowing that you routinely lose in-state talent battles with not only the state flag-ship university, but Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Florida, and this year…*gasp*…Vanderbilt?

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
3:43 pm

@GT Joe

We are still waiting on the facts behind your claims…

TronDawg

October 6th, 2011
3:43 pm

1. Murray is 10th in SEC in sacks allowed. He has a slow decision making ability, and can’t tread defenses fast. Mason got the ball out quick this year when he went in, no one touched him. his isn’t a scheme or o-line issue as UGA o-lines have ranked 4th in sacks allowed in 2007, 2nd in 2008, and 1st in 2009 without Murray. Dropped to 7th in SEC in sacks allowed in 2010, clearly, Murray is the problem when it comes to sacks.
2. Murray doesn’t know his outlets, Mason does. Murray rarely hits the back or outlet rec.
3. Murray chokes against good teams, not a soph slum, did it his fresh year too, now winless against ranked teams, 0-10 against winning teams. This is a guy who simply can’t win against a winning team.
4. Murray has UGA ranked poor in 3rd down conversions.
5. Murray throws 6 int’s this season, 11th in SEC, only Garcia is worse. Murray’s int’s cost us big against SC. How we overcame 3 int’s in last game is mystery. Murray should be benched any game where he throws a td. ESPECIALLY when he throws 2-3 int’s in ONE GAME. Mason has earned that.
6. Mason needs reps in case Murray gets hurt. No reason Murray should have been in late up by 2 td’s unless Bobo is scared Mason will show Murray up again.
7. Murray can’t lead, no significant team wins in 2 seasons. NONE.
8. Murray is a liability in big games. 4 to’s vs. UF, 2 vs. UCF, 4 vs. SC, 4 vs. Ole Miss.

A. Murray

October 6th, 2011
3:44 pm

But hey, what about my record against S Carolina?….I mean, uh…

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
3:45 pm

Is TronDog really thomas brown in disguise? Please tell us how you know #2 for a fact…

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
3:45 pm

@ A. Murray

Your Murray fathead wall decal is awaiting pickup

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
3:47 pm

What facts are you looking for? Go to espn.com, look at the USA TODAY coaches poll ranking. UNC is #40 in votes.

UNC is the best team we BEAT. Who is the best team you BEAT? How many votes did that team get in ANY poll? Thank you.

DAWGtired

October 6th, 2011
3:47 pm

Option football has been dead since Osborne retired in the 90’s. It is now relegated in FBS division to Service Academies and…Tech. Service academies have stringent conditioning standards for weight, and BF%. This limits their athletic talent. Strict academic standards (which the don’t typically waive) also limit talent. The option, with a disciplined team, can mitigate a talent differential to keep a team “above water.” By that reasoning, Tech is a substandard athletic institution, who might as well be playing in Division II with their apparent lack of confidence in it’s athletes. I’m embarrassed how far you’ve fallen since you left the SEC. How’s that panning out, BTW?

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
3:48 pm

And sorry, Tech will be at least a touchdown favorite over the MUTTS. Of course, upsets can happen, and Richty will surely be praying for one.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
3:49 pm

How’s that panning out, Dawgtard? Let’s see, national title in 1990? BCS bowl 2 years ago?

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
3:50 pm

@TronDawg

So then… Why isn’t Super Mason© starting?

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
3:51 pm

Dawgtired: option football is right now #2 in total yards and total points in the FBS. Not so dead, is it?

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
3:51 pm

GT Joe,

And you are crowing because the only team you have beaten is supposedly #40? Wow, or is it crying at the knowledge you are probably, at best, #2 in the state (assuming, of course, that you could beat GA Southern). And on that subject, why is it GT never plays Ga Southern? Scared, maybe?

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
3:52 pm

Spiff, we are playing GSU. 2014 i think.

We aren’t nearly as scared as UGA was when GSU had Erk.

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
3:52 pm

GT Joe,

When you play paper defenses you should have yards…tech will be a td favorite? best one yet…

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
3:52 pm

GT Joe
October 6th, 2011
3:47 pm

What facts are you looking for? Go to espn.com, look at the USA TODAY coaches poll ranking. UNC is #40 in votes.

UNC is the best team we BEAT. Who is the best team you BEAT? How many votes did that team get in ANY poll? Thank you.

Oh… Okay. They’re #40 then. Not “about” #40.

I am not a football team. I haven’t beaten anyone. I’m just a fan.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
3:53 pm

Hey Spiff: who is the best team UGA BEAT? Is it coastal or ole missy or ole miss? I can’t tell, cause none of them get ANY votes in ANY poll. Even DOOK got a vote.

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
3:53 pm

2014? Oh wow…

TronDawg

October 6th, 2011
3:53 pm

#2 Murray doesn’t know his outlet receivers.

Proof?
Only 8 passes to Figgins & Crowell.

Murray’s usually looking downfield, and throws, even when guys are covered.

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
3:53 pm

GT Joe,

still going back to that, eh? bring some substance…

DAWGtired

October 6th, 2011
3:55 pm

See that one gets me too, Joe. See, that was a SPLIT title, and I didn’t realize that Champions came in pairs? UGA has two CONSENSUS National Titles…something that Tech cannot claim. Bowl was vacated, by the way, for cheating. Maybe that’s why the SAT scores are inflated as well, but who knows, right? You lost that bowl, so maybe the vacation was a good thing…asterisks abound at Tech. Georgia has only had 3 BCS Bowls with two victories, 5 Eastern Division Titles, 3 SECCG appearances, 2 SECC, and 7 top ten rankings in that same time, so you’re really doing a great job “keeping up with the Joneses”.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
3:55 pm

Well if there is no comeback to it, spiff, just admit it, and I’ll move on to the next fact.

TronDawg

October 6th, 2011
3:56 pm

Why isn’t Mason starting? Richt doesn’t look at the right things when it comes to evaluating his QB. Richt thinks since Murray was recruited by more colleges than Mason,. he must be better, dpespite how Mason has outplayed Murray on G-Day and vs. Coastal Caro.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
3:57 pm

What bowl was vacated tired? Show me a link. Fool.

btw, are you claiming a 1942 NC title? As in, during WWII title? As in, only folks playing football were draft dodgers 1942? LOL.

A. Murray

October 6th, 2011
3:57 pm

I mean my record against FLA…I mean AUB….dang, I’m supposed to be ALL SEC! When will I beat anyone good?!

TronDawg

October 6th, 2011
3:58 pm

Murray is:
10th in SEC in sacks
7th in SEC in 3rd down conversions
11th in SEC in interceptions
0-10 vs. winning teams

Thomas Brown

October 6th, 2011
3:59 pm

Georgia tek ?

You guys are on

NCAA PROBATION

back-to-back repeat offenders

You are also

1-9 vs our coach who is on the hot seat. What does that tell you ?

And, academics at Georgia tek – PLEASE – you graduate FEWER of your

football players
men’s basketball players
women’s basketball players
baseball players

than we do and we beat you in all these sports too. Now, are you going to let us discuss Aaron Murray or hi-jack this blog like you all day everyday, talking to yourself posting and replying to yourself you child.

TronDawg

October 6th, 2011
3:59 pm

Baylor QB has thrown 18 td’s, 1 int, completed 85%, thrown more td’s than incompletions. Only lost 1 game as a starter.

Thomas Brown

October 6th, 2011
4:02 pm

“6. Mason needs reps in case Murray gets hurt. No reason Murray should have been in late up by 2 td’s unless Bobo is scared Mason will show Murray up again.”

TronDawg 343 pm – exactly

DAWGtired

October 6th, 2011
4:02 pm

You’re serious, Joe? GT vacated it’s wins and ACC title in 2009 due to eligibility infractions of D. Thomas and Morgan Burnette. You don’t even know your own ailments…that’s disconcerting.

http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=46&f=3167&t=7671692

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
4:03 pm

@TronDawg

Do you feel like Georgia needs a new coaching staff, or that they merely need to play the backup QB?

WDE

October 6th, 2011
4:06 pm

Bill your filters sux big time…

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
4:06 pm

dawgtired, what a fool. You said we vacated the BCS bowl game. The answer is no. Thanks for playing.

WDE

October 6th, 2011
4:07 pm

@TronDawg then get the bloody Baylor QB to play for your team we have a QB.

Josh

October 6th, 2011
4:09 pm

I stand by my comment that Murray and Brays numbers were equivocal before the Miss State game. Here are the numbers. In four games murray was 70 for 110 in completions 940 yards, a completion percentage of 63.6 percent, 11 tds and 3 ints. Bray in three games was 77 for 113, 986 yards, and 68.1 completion percentage, 10 tds and 2 ints. Very close together. Now look who UGA play; Boise State (number 5 team in the country) South Carolina (Top 10 team) Coastal Carolina (the only number murray had better against CC than USC was completion percentage) and Ole Miss ( another SEC team). Bray played against Montana, Cincinnati, and Florida. Lets look at the twos sec play. Murray; 49 for 80, 676 yards, 61.25 completion percentage, 8 tds, and 5 ints ( this includes Miss State. Bray is 26 for 28, 288 yards, 54.2 completion percentage, 3 tds, and 2 ints ( I will give this is just one game, but look at his overall numbers and he looks impressive against three bad teams, and only one good team. A player can have a bad game, if we benched the everytime they did they probably wouldn’t play. if you want to say he isn’t good because he hasn’t won the big game yet, thats not fair to him. murray is responsible for 15 tds this year, that is 105 points (Walsh hasn’t missed and xpt this year), or 21 points per game. this doesn’t include Runningbacks tds or the one td by Mason or field goals. UGA is averaging almost 30 points per game. If you are scoring that often, you would hope the defense would stop someone. If you want to make the argument that he isn’t doing his job, just isn’t correct. He is giving the team a chance to win. I saw a baseball game this year where the starting pitcher for one team threw a complete game one hitter. that one hit was a homerun, the only mistake he made the entire game. They lost the game 1-0. Everyone on the team has to do their job. you can’t make an argument that Murray is not doing his. I still think David Greene is one of the best qbs ever to play at Georgia. However, good he was take his best year, and this year for Murray and Murray is on pace to have a better year than Greene had his best year with exception to int and wins The best Murray can do is finish one win less than Green had. Greene had tons of of experienced skill players, Murray hasn’t. Last year Murray didn’t have a good defense, this year’s is starting to take shape. Greene had Van Gorder as the Defensive Coordinator. I think i could have won a tone of games knowing that I only had to get Billy Bennett in to field goal position once ore twice a game to have a shot to win. Murray hasn’t had that, atleast not yet, he hs had to score a lot points to win. He has done that. I was also looking at Murray’s stats and he seems to excel the more passes he throws. Like I said before give Murray time to throw the ball and let him get into a rhythm, and I guarantee that he will live up to his expectations.

WDE

October 6th, 2011
4:10 pm

@GT Joe your correct Bug you would have only vacated the Bowl game win if you WON the bowl game and since it was a Bowl game you lost….you have a tradition of that lately. Newsflash and as many times as your Buggish Bunch has been on probation etc you would think you would know this…they only vacate wins…you get to keep the losses.

TronDawg

October 6th, 2011
4:10 pm

Murray is weak link on team (only weak link).

Mason or Lemay would play better than him right now, both outplayed him on G-Day at the end of the game when it counted.

Team is solid on D, special ,teams (quit asking Walsh to kick 50 yarders), rb/wr’s, just QB stinks and has stunk since 2010.

Murray can’t win against real teams.

It’s not Bobo. Bobo succeeded with DJ, Greene, Cox, won a lot of games.

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
4:11 pm

@Josh

Paragraph breaks are your friends. Don’t fear them.

RedandBlackDawg

October 6th, 2011
4:11 pm

Below you will see a statement GI Joe errrrr GT Joe made for last week, It is people like him that make you fell sorry for folks that drink too much cheap booze. Must be getting his fill of it, like thunderbird, down on North Ave.

His top notch prognostication for the previous week
MSU pounds UGA 34-6: “Fire Mark Richt! He’s an embarrassment!”

Book it

Come on Joe, give us the score as you see it for this week.

GO DAWGS and GATA

WDE

October 6th, 2011
4:12 pm

@TronDawg really TronDawg and you didn’t think we see you for the Bug troll you are TronDawg LMAO! Take your Baylor QB and light saber and begone!

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
4:13 pm

Tennessee 48-4 (yes two safeties).

Belue was correct

October 6th, 2011
4:13 pm

Murray is an emoitonal player. He gets jacked up and sails the ball or he looks too long and longingly for Orson Charles, trying to pump up his resume for the NFL next year. Charles will leave for the NFL ………..so Aaron thinks that it is his job to build the stats in favor of Orson.

Murray simply chokes in big games and has done so from the very beginning. He makes horrifc decisions, airs the ball out with inaccurate throws and is too emotional to lead the team. I think that if he reverses this bad trend vs UT, then fine but if not, he needs to sit down for a good while. NEXT !!

His O line is also partially responsible for not blocking in passing situations.
Go Dogs.

TronDawg

October 6th, 2011
4:14 pm

Murray is only completed 46% of his passes in the red zone (7 for 16).

He chokes under pressure.

truedawg

October 6th, 2011
4:15 pm

Joke next to Coke joey…
SCORE BOARD….Spread offense at gt = spread wins again uga, spread 3 wins over 20 years.
Score Board my friend…GO DAWGS!!!

DAWGtired

October 6th, 2011
4:15 pm

Wrong again…the only thing CURRENTLY stripped is the title, b/c of your appeal. HOWEVER, all wins will be vacated for games that the two played in, since no suspensions were ever enforced and b/c you are a repeat offender from the probation that would have ended in November 2010. MEANING ALL GAMES IN THE SEASON. Check it out again, Joey.

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
4:15 pm

@TronDawg

You should e-mail CMR. Seems you have it all figured out — while he is clueless.

Still… He’s a really nice guy.

GTJoes Therapist

October 6th, 2011
4:16 pm

Wow GTJoe….you’re making em’ really mad…..yawn…..

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
4:17 pm

This just in: GT tumbles out of the top 25 because the voters just realized they are on probation!

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
4:17 pm

Hey mutts, you have a real religious coach and a team not on probation. Who cares if you have a lousy team!

DAWGtired

October 6th, 2011
4:22 pm

Good point Joe. I hope you win the MNC this year, so they can strip you of that when you’re post-season ineligible after your appeal. LMAO!!!

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
4:27 pm

If they strip it, we’ll still claim it. Just like we still claim the ACC title.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
4:27 pm

This just in: all teams NOT on probation get 3 more wins tacked onto their records!

TronDawg

October 6th, 2011
4:28 pm

Bray’s converting 62% on 3rd downs.

Murray? 40%.

A. Murray

October 6th, 2011
4:28 pm

3 wins over 20 years.
Score Board my friend…GO DAWGS

GA-FLA?

LawDawg

October 6th, 2011
4:29 pm

Murray’s biggest problem is our OTs are slow and have poor technique in pass blocking. Coupledd with Murray’s insane desire to drop back even in the shotgun, and here comes the DE pressure.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
4:29 pm

3 wins over 20 years? are you talking about UGA vs. FL? Surely not tech…

Truth is...

October 6th, 2011
4:31 pm

Isn’t GA-FLA 3 wins out of 21?

Expert Opinion

October 6th, 2011
4:32 pm

@GT Joe

Of course not. Tech wouldn’t dare attempt to play Florida.

DAWGtired

October 6th, 2011
4:34 pm

Joe-
I’m glad you brought up that ‘90 title too. Considering that you split it with Colorado and your two programs have been completely mediocre since. Really, mirror images of one another.

telle again

October 6th, 2011
4:44 pm

Haven’t you guys figured out that GT Joe is some high school kid who wants to go to Tech but can’ make the SAT score? Tech running this state? BRUHAHAHAHA….9 out of ten – Tech wins are so rare they have to engrave them on rings so their grandkids will know what decade the last win was in. We’ll see after the Clemson game who runs what when the Tigers put 70 on your sorry defense. Let’s see you on the boards then, kid. Until then – keep wishing about a victory this year – just like you do every year – a bad year at UGA is better than an ACC championship year at Tech – because no matter how good the idiotic pollsters think you, are we will still hand you your ASS in a basket! I love Thanksgiving! Thank you Lord that we don’t have to look across the state and wonder why we can’t beat the other state school but once every 15 years or so! GO DAWGS!

UGAmutt

October 6th, 2011
4:46 pm

Where are my posts diappearing to?

Strange Murphy

October 6th, 2011
4:49 pm

Murry is running for his life on nearly every play. Let’s see if all ya’ll world beaters could do better.

And Georgia Tech is full of low life Taliban wannabes!

DAWGtired

October 6th, 2011
4:49 pm

What is wrong with this blog? Garbage filter.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
4:51 pm

Hey telle again: if i couldn’t make the SAT score for Tech, I’d be attending UGA.

DAWGtired

October 6th, 2011
4:52 pm

No you wouldn’t. We’ve reached our quota for female applicants.

Ga Tech Bras for Sale

October 6th, 2011
4:52 pm

GT Joe u r an idiot.Better quit running your mouth cause the Tech nerds have played a soft schedule at this point of the year.Wait and see how well you booger eaters do playing better teams and can you get me a bra signed by Mr Man Boobs Johnson,it would make a nice gift for my grand mother for Christmas.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
4:53 pm

Hey, even trade: CPJ’s bra for CMR’s bottle of spray tan.

DAWGtired

October 6th, 2011
4:53 pm

The only ladies we’ll be allowing in at this point are the 22 that Tech currently boasts on Grant Field.

DAWGtired

October 6th, 2011
4:56 pm

We have some of CMR’s “No Complaining” wristbands too, Joe. Your coach should see about getting on surgically implated for gastric banding.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
4:56 pm

Those 22 would probably start for your football team

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
4:56 pm

Yes, we want CMR bracelets too. How cute.

duronimo

October 6th, 2011
4:57 pm

I think UGA has had a lot of opportunities to get their other quarterbacks some reps. It’s just another thing (like not having a special teams coach) the simply don’t do.
As far as SEC expansion. What about North Carolina. There are actually in the Southeast and are close enough to be a part of nearby rivalries nearby. How about a NC vs SC game each year or NC vs TN, another border state. There’s a large TV audience there as well.

GT Joe

October 6th, 2011
4:57 pm

We want the WWRD bracelets.. “what would richt do”

Gay Dawg

October 6th, 2011
4:58 pm

“Finish the drill”…. mmmmmmmmm…. makin’ me…. hot…..

truedawg

October 6th, 2011
4:59 pm

WHY ARE WE TALKING PEE WEE FOOTBALL? This is a UGA blog. I’m ready to see the DAWGS crush some orange “cousin kissers” up in Tenn. GO DAWGS!!!

truedawg

October 6th, 2011
5:01 pm

I have been saying NC would be a great SEC school as well. Makes god sense.

DAWGtired

October 6th, 2011
5:07 pm

Joe-
If they were starter material for UGA, we would have got them. See “Exhibit A”

Note who is number 2 (tied for tenth in win percentage with FLORIDA) and who is not in the top 25.

jsmooth

October 6th, 2011
5:08 pm

GT Troll:

Run your little mouth on your own vent. You guys have lost 9 out of 10 game to the dogs in recent years. Sounds like an appendage problem to me!

DAWGtired

October 6th, 2011
5:09 pm

Thomas Brown

October 6th, 2011
5:10 pm

TronDawg,

Thank you for your fine posts today. I think you did a fine job of sticking to it.

What you said today, I said on Page 3 at 3:05 pm. We are in agreement. I especially appreciate you pointing out the coaching staff does not want anyone to come in for Aaron Murray ever, because it will be so obvious. They play their favorites. They know they have an easy schedule. The vols suck. No defense. No special teams. No running game. So, Aaron Murray will play the whole entire game.

Quit the stats about AARON MURRAY

He is 0-7 vs all 7 teams who finish in the AP Poll Top 25.

He also has lost to two (2) teams who did not finish in the AP Poll Top 25.

David Greene ?

Aaron Murray is NO David Greene.

Thomas Brown

October 6th, 2011
5:12 pm

Sorry, page 5 at 3:05 pm today.

DAWGtired

October 6th, 2011
5:19 pm

Have to agree with LawDawg on this one. Glenn is getting better at pass-protection, but Anderson has been good for an avergage of 2 false start and a holding penalty per game so far. He has a slow backpedal/shuffle kick, and he leans back on pass-pro, anticipating the snap b/c he’s so slow to get off the ball. It’s difficult to step up in a pocket that implodes from it’s edges instead of allowing the DE’s to overpursue so Murray can step forward.

Wgh

October 6th, 2011
5:19 pm

Murry caught some flack last year from deciding to run too early. But – looking back – that added a dimension of his game that he’s lacked this year. He’s no longer likely to run (and in conventional wisdom that’s a good thing) but I do believe he was more effective when the opposing defense had to factor in the possibility that he might take off down the field.

DAWGtired

October 6th, 2011
5:20 pm

If Murray was playing behind Stafford’s ‘07 line, there wouldn’t even be a debate about his ability right now.

DAWGtired

October 6th, 2011
5:22 pm

For the teams we’ve played so far, Murray’s taken what’s been given. There was no room to fly upfield on either Boise or SC’s d-lines, and he hasn’t needed to against CC, Ole Miss and MSU. Of course, he’s given plenty(of INTs) too.

Hairy Perry

October 6th, 2011
5:39 pm

This GT JOE guy is a real winner-waaayyyy to much time on your hands dude.

Hairy Perry

October 6th, 2011
5:44 pm

Murry is really good………………………………….or maybe he’s not. I think he could rise or fall. If he turns into a head case like Blair “Just a bit outside” Walsh than he’s in trouble. He is in a fork in the road as to how his career will turn out.

Booby Dudd

October 6th, 2011
5:48 pm

Man we are are sooooooooooooooooooo awsome this year man-we are going to kick your @ss just like 2009- Remember we talked all that trash to you all year and then thumbed you in Atlanta……………………….Oh yeah. We lost that one too. MOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

Rear of Wallace Butts

October 6th, 2011
5:50 pm

Murray just needs high heel cleats and all the problems are solved! Go Dawgs!

Rearview of Wallace Butts

October 6th, 2011
5:52 pm

Dawgs will dominate! 56-0, take it to the bank! Vowels won’t know what hit’em!

Moron Dawg Fan

October 6th, 2011
6:04 pm

you tell ‘em booby. why can’t all them other fans be classie, reasonable and intellijent like us dawg fans?

Booby Dudd

October 6th, 2011
6:18 pm

Moron,

It’s probobli cuz ther Yech fans lyk us wth ovrrated intelignts!

Orange11

October 6th, 2011
6:19 pm

Aaron “Pick” Murray can zip a pass to an opposition DB, LB, Defensive lineman better than any QB I have ever seen. I think it all really started on that first play in OT with FLorida last year and it just keeps getting worse. Alot of people still drink that Murray is great koolaid. This guy is not ready to play at the Division 1 level and never will be. Technically he’s a junior and if he hasn’t got it by now, he never will. I hope the dogs beat Tenn. in spite of Murray but the chances are slim.

Stress Management

October 6th, 2011
6:20 pm

UGA is 9-9 with Aaron Murray at QB.

Bobby Dudd

October 6th, 2011
6:21 pm

Oh ye! Sorri yur a dawg fan! wink wink.

Hairy Perry

October 6th, 2011
6:23 pm

Our starter is sitting on the sideline wondering how in the world he’s not on the field.

Reality Check

October 6th, 2011
6:23 pm

Is Georgia Tech
really 5-0 and ranked 13th in the nation?

Hairy Perry

October 6th, 2011
6:26 pm

Aaron Murry seems like an average quaterback at best. Like the return of Gregg Talley!

Reality Checked

October 6th, 2011
6:28 pm

Yeah it’s one of those once in a blue moon things! It won’t last. See you in Nov. BUG.

Mad Dog 1

October 6th, 2011
6:30 pm

Who took a whizz in gi joey’s corn flakes. If the trade school’s blog had that many entries it would probably shut down. When they finish their high school schedule and play a collage team then we might realy be scared of the big bad boys from thr greatest football town in the USA9 that was hard tto type even in jest). As always GO DOGS AND TO HE!! WITH ga tech.

Hairy Perry

October 6th, 2011
6:31 pm

Talk with ya later DAWGS.

Bob

October 6th, 2011
6:34 pm

AM is not a big game QB, and he’s padded his stats with a losing record, just like CMR has padded his against losing teams. Of course, Coach Richt won’t/can’t admit this and play Mason or LeMay because he’s too stubborn. His attitude and lack of good decisions will coast him his job.

Self Proclaimed Expert

October 6th, 2011
6:42 pm

Perception IS reality. To paraphrase Bill Parcells, you are who your record says you are.

PT

October 6th, 2011
6:53 pm

Most overrated QB in the SEC

Bill Goldberg

October 6th, 2011
7:03 pm

Slump? Why does everyone think he was that great last year? He’s yet to win a big game and turn’s the ball over too much. He’s not slumping… He’s just an average QB and has always been average.

utgrad-dawgfan

October 6th, 2011
7:15 pm

Some one posted that UT “was one of the most undisciplined squads in FBS football.” Sorry to say – but that title would go to UGA. IF most any school had the talent that UGA has had in the last few years – those teams would be NCs. But CMR and BooBoo can’t coach a team up if it were made-up of all 5-Star recruits. Talk about undisciplined.

DAWG with two bags over head

October 6th, 2011
7:19 pm

9-9 kinda says it all.

bamadawg

October 6th, 2011
7:26 pm

Come on Dawg fans don’t jump on Tech to much,Clemson will get there before we do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mgdawg

October 6th, 2011
8:10 pm

Has anyone else noticed that UGA hasn’t been able to get one yard ever since southerland left? Richt has gone for it on fourth down and short some, but when you never get it why keep on going for it. Isn’t that the definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Not to mention having a fg kicker that was automatic up until this year. I think the bigger issue is, why can’t they pick up one yard when they want to, the big time teams can get one yard any time they want.

To be fair you'd have to keep...

October 6th, 2011
8:22 pm

This Mason band wagon everyone is jumping on,,,just be aware that once the move has been made there’s no going back. To be fair you’d have to give Mason the rest of the season no matter what, or how poorly he plays. Thus, if things go good for him and the team everything is A-OK, however if he suffers, then no matter what, you have to stick with him. This will either make or break the team and the season. Of course if things don’t pan out and you all will be screaming for Richt’s head because of the way he handled the situation. I’m so sick and tired of hearing Mason’s name that I want him to play. I believe Murray can graduate early and transfer to work on his Master’s degree and play the rest of his time at another school, and leave Athens and their fickle fans in his taillights.
Next year you can have the same discussion between LeMay and Mason. One thing about Georgia fans

Still@theBAR

October 6th, 2011
8:32 pm

Soph Slump?
dude hasn’t beat a good team or a team with a better than .500 record.
MURRAY Sucks, but please keep him as the Starter forever.

Still@theBAR

October 6th, 2011
8:33 pm

2 B fair
Why can’t you go back and start Murray if Mason sucks?
Teams do it all the time.

Dawg Tell

October 6th, 2011
8:39 pm

Murray is a good QB,however the O/L and play calling by Bobo has caused him to make quick decisions during a play.Move him out of the pocket on pass plays with the option to run the ball or throw it away will help the situation. The Fullback needs to run the ball!!!!!!! If Figgins has problems with running,find someone else!!!!OMG after 5 games he should now where the running play goes or how to hold onto the ball.

Still@theBAR

October 6th, 2011
8:44 pm

DAWG TELL
After almost a year and a half shouldn’t Murray be better at seeing the breakdowns and get rid of the ball?

Dennis

October 6th, 2011
8:53 pm

Murray is good when the pressure is not on. What big win did he deliver last year? Cox was better in pressure than Murray. Also, when VT joined the ACC it was UV that held the vote hostage to get them in. They went in to vote on BC and Syracuse and came out of the room with Vtech in and Syracuse out. For some strange political reason they will stay in ACC.

Dawg Tell

October 6th, 2011
8:55 pm

@Still— Yes,but when you are looking down at a 300 lb man coming your way at full speed breakdowns and throwing the ball away is not in the thought process.It becomes a health decision!!Also,as stated by you in other blogs Murray is 6′1″.Looking around the field over 6′5″ and 6′6″ linemen does have it’s problems! Move him out of the pocket.

Spaceman Spiff

October 6th, 2011
9:03 pm

GT Joe,

Is that true? Only3 wins in 20 years?

Mark

October 6th, 2011
9:06 pm

bamadawg,

Don’t forget VT, FSU, and Miami also..

Bye bye to Murray and the dogs

October 6th, 2011
9:21 pm

Vols will hand Murray his head on a platter. Maybe stick an apple in his mouth to pretty him up. The sucker will never know what hit him.

Knoxville welcomes you! :-)

Sit a... spell

October 6th, 2011
9:31 pm

Half of you illiterate UGAers can’t even spell Murray’s name. That’s a hoot.

Dawg Tell

October 6th, 2011
9:51 pm

@Bye bye to Murray—Since you must be a Vol fan,please tell me who is the mascot of UT.I have seen the man or boy running around with a coon hat and a rifle.I really think, know I believe he must want to go back to the 18th century and be the next Daniel Boone or whoever .Than that silly looking coon hound running around with a T on his ugly back.Put it all together and it is HILLBILLY time!!!Than the ugly checker board end zone in orange and white.Why do you have to make it so UGLY.I guess the hillbilly’s need direction on where their end zone is.OMG when you look at that endzone in HD you do not want to be drinking or smoking the funny stuff.Oh and by the way if you want to stick an apple in something;why not that possum that you all eat all the time.From what a Vol fan told one time,road kill makes a mighty fine meal.P.S. WE ARE DAWGS not dogs.

RamboDog

October 6th, 2011
9:56 pm

FOR GT JOE….Spaceman Spiff, to answer the question for GT Joey…Tech has 4 wins in last 20 years. I know, we need to play better…should NEVER lose more than 1 out of 10 to Tech. I will point out they won 2 of the games on terrible calls…but that is part of the game.

Richt the Man!

October 6th, 2011
10:03 pm

Students simply want Richt Gone and will not return until a new hits town. They know we will win certain games…so why attend. They also know which games we will likely lose…so why attend. They also know we will be mediocre by SEC standards…so why attend. You want to win the students back? Hire a new man to reinvigorate the program. I do not care if we win the remainder (WE SHOULD!!!) that does not return us to the two early games we also should have won. The talent is here! The coaching is not. So what, Richt is a GREAT man. We all know that! However, he is certainly not the Greatest coach or even a very good one. Put him in the AD office as the face of Georgia Athletics (shoot even the AD) but please, please, please get us another top football man. I don’t even care if he is nice. I just want to win the SEC while the SEC East is easy pickings.

aarh

October 6th, 2011
10:14 pm

Expert Opinion- UGA has no running game? I guess you haven’t heard of Isaiah Crowell, who happens to have gone over 100 yrds. in all 3 of his SEC game, & has been SEC FR of the wk. 3xs. It’s pretty obvious that running the ball isn’t the problem.

jack bull

October 6th, 2011
11:59 pm

Mr Whitlock, come down to the river. We’ll have our boat decked out in UGA flags and such. Feel free to come hang out with us on the boat. That is, if the Vol Navy doesn’t sink our ship…..

Thomas Brown

October 7th, 2011
12:37 am

# 47 in won/lost since 2005 vols
# 27 in won/lost after 2005 UGA

2 NOTHING football programs

Chris from Smyrna

October 7th, 2011
12:48 am

Your first reader comment re “bench Murray” is from an idiot. The o line cannot pass
protect well given that we can’t seem to reload with experienced SEC-ready juniors and seniors every year. Mason has looked good in his spots, but he’s not close to Murray in terms of true experience. Running game is getting there. Let’s build a team that can pass block.

Murray 1

October 7th, 2011
1:21 am

murray just had a bad game against miss state–he was probably overconfident, expecting an easy win because their D was bad. Mark this down–murray will light it up big against Tennessee for huge yards! Their defense is average.

Thomas Brown

October 7th, 2011
4:01 am

“Mason has looked good in his spots, but he’s not close to Murray in terms of true experience.”

Chris from Smyrna

Oh, so true Chris. None of our Quarterbacks, Christian LeMay or Hutson Mason, has this experience :

-proven no sense of timing from our
-proven not poised to handle pressure
-proven happy feet
-proven small guy who throws himself down avoid get hit
-prove record 0-7 vs teams finishing Top 25
-proven record 9-2 vs teams not finishing Top 25
-proven 16 fumbles in 18 games
-proven 14 interceptions in 18 games
-proven 2010 # 55 in nation, 2011 # 69 3rd Down Conversions
-proven crucial situations makes his biggest mistakes
-proven poor decisions at worst moments
-proven starts slowly every game
-proven lack discipline Twitter : goin’ down Dome kick some a**
-proven lack of leadership
-proven doesn’t take charge when Isaiah talks smack
-proven no huddle needs to take charge, direct the team
-proven Score each quarter worse than quarter before it
-proven running game gets weaker every quarter too
-proven checks off to his own number way too much
-proven ball hog
-proven beat 3 cupcakes this year, lost his only 2 games
-proven needs to get most out of the players on offense
-proven vanilla offense, his check-downs are not good
-proven holds onto the football way too long every time
-proven over-throws his receivers
-proven throws behind his receivers
-proven forces ball
-proven locks in on 1 receiver
-proven doesn’t look off the defensive backs
-proven takes 7 carries a game every game from running backs
-proven his fumbles cost us games
-proven his interceptions cost us games
-proven averages 1 yard a carry for his career
-proven inability to run at all
-proven telegraphs his passes
-proven never puts pedal to the metal
-proven reads are way too slow
-proven does not go through progressions well at all
-proven does stare down his own receivers
-proven slow 4.7 in 40-yard dash, faster SEC DL
-proven starts slowly, then fizzles out altogether 2nd half
-proven stays in play calls from sidelines he knows won’t work
-proven never gets lead to let back-up get any snaps, why ?

Creekdawg

October 7th, 2011
5:37 am

Not suggesting if it matters… But those of you who think Murray is truly 6 foot 1 should take a look at the pic from the Boise game associated with Schultz’s weekend predictions articles. You can clearly see Murray and Crowell (who is listed at 5 foot 11) standing close beside one another. Crowell and he are virtually the same height. Either Murray’s slumping at 6′1″”, or Crowell has on two inch extra high heels on his cleats.

Silverdogg

October 7th, 2011
8:06 am

I sit next to the upper student section. The Students in this section that do attend the games always arrive late (watch and you will always see the section fill up last) are not there to watch the game they are there to be seen. I have seen them lying down sleeping, and spending most of the time texting. A majority of them could not tell you what happened the last play or what the score is for that matter. It would be nice if the tickets could find their way into the hands of true football fans who would actually watch the game and cheer for the team.

Ted

October 7th, 2011
8:08 am

Like someone previously stated, Murray stares down his receivers AND holds onto the ball to long before he releases it. Of course the O-line could do a better job, but they can’t protect Murray for ever. I think Murray is a good QB but he does have things he needs to work on.

ATL Sports Fan

October 7th, 2011
8:10 am

Thomas Brown, your an idiot. Throws himself down so he doesn’t get hit. I can tell you’ve never played the QB position. How many Heisman Trophies did you win? 4.7 40-yard for a QB is fantastic. GUess what, Mason and Lemay aren’t that fast!!

So tell me which college and nfl team you played QB for. Arm Chair U doesn’t count.

Easy to be critical of someone who is doing something you only dreamed of doing!!

Lakedawg

October 7th, 2011
8:33 am

Entirely to many tickets allocated to students. Cut their allocation and sell to fans who have not been able to order season tickets. Lower contribution to first time buyers to get them started.

Tech is undefeated but rated 13 nationally whata joke!!!!!

Shorty

October 7th, 2011
8:47 am

murray is too short to play QB in the SEC as a dropback passer. He’s not even 6 feet! Ga needs to put in lemay ASAP!

Old Coach

October 7th, 2011
8:49 am

@Dawg tell
I just usually read comments from people like you that know absolutely nothing about football and just wonder what could make a person even think something so stupid but then to take the time to type it on a blog just blows my mind! Bobo makes calls that make Murry make quick decisions. Have you EVER played a down of football past Jr. high? VERY IGNORANT STATEMENT!!!

The Diesel

October 7th, 2011
8:56 am

LakeDawg,hit the nail on the head with his comment.

PTC DAWG

October 7th, 2011
9:11 am

Nice to know the rival fans car, but please AJC, get some type of registration on these blogs.

G

October 7th, 2011
9:32 am

Bill,

What do you think of Blair Walsh’s comments on his missed kicks. He doesnt seem to give a rip.

But the Boca Raton, Fla., product is somewhat flattered by inquires about his 6-for-12 performance on field-goal attempts through five games.

“The good thing about these kicks now is that none of them have really cost us the game,” he said. “It’s nice that people are sort of surprised by it because that means that I don’t miss very often. That’s a positive way to look at it.”

His miss vs Boise was a long one I believe but could have changed the momentum of the game. And last I checked we lost to the Ol Ball Coach by 3 points.

Someone needs to make him more accountable. This attitude really bothers me and needs to change all around. Interceptions and missed field goals will not win big games. GATA coaches dont settle for mistakes on anything!

What are your thoughts? Bill

Aisle10Crew2ndGen

October 7th, 2011
9:39 am

Mr. King,

All of these fans that are cheering for Mason to get more snaps because he looks good in practice. The key word in that sentence is practice. Any one can look good in a green uniform knowing they arent going to get hit in the mouth. Murray hasnt gotten much if any time to make the right decisions. Murray is our QB, it is our job as fans to support him. The Georgia fan base is the ultimate grass is always greenier fan base so much so that our QB is about to play in front of the largest crowd in his young career and there are members of the fan base saying that he shouldnt be starting… That simply just wont cut it. The fan base need to be SUPPORTING our QB.

Thanks again for the article on my dad,

Lil C

He is done as a senior

October 7th, 2011
9:43 am

Walsh is done. He kn ows that he will be drafted, so he is into school maybe, or Susie Sorority or both. Football has paid off for him and now, he is just waiting on the NFL try outs.

He is not the first Junior or Senior to phone it in. AJ did the same thing last year. These NFL bound kids know that it will be a typical IUGA season and that any greater aspirations are just gone with the winf with their lousy performances in B State and SC games.

Frankly, I would bench him.

UGA class of 71 & 73

ATLER (Ramblin Wreck)

October 7th, 2011
9:56 am

Glory, Glory to ‘ole Georgia.
Glory, Glory to ‘ole Georgia.
Glory, Glory to ‘ole Georgia,
THE CESSPOOL OF THE SOUTH!

ugab

October 7th, 2011
10:00 am

Murray is our QB!! He knows the offense. He has big game experience. Alabama does not make a young QB do to much. Murray is only a sophmore. Murray is being asked to make alot a throws. Running game is not consistent enough to take the heat off murray. Murray is being hit alot because bobo wants him to be a pocket passer. Our offense is still to obvious this season. Teams are waiting to intercept the ball. H. Mason could not do any better. BOTTOM LINE; MURRAY STARTS. MASON PLAYS WHEN THE DAWGS HAVE PUT THE GAME AWAY. WE NEED TO SCORE MORE POINTS IN THE 2ND HALF. MR NEEDS PUT TEAMS AWAY. ATTACK, SCORE.

ugab

October 7th, 2011
10:02 am

DEFENSE LOOKING GOOOD SO FAR!!! GOOOO DAWGS!!!

Godawgs

October 7th, 2011
10:06 am

Why are all of these stupid Tech fans on a UGA blog? I know what it is, they were Georgia fans but jumped on the ban wagon when Tech starts doing good. 5-0 in the ACC is not saying that much. It is such a weak conference.

Swami sez

October 7th, 2011
10:26 am

Midget Murray wony get it done for UGA. Book it!

Delbert D.

October 7th, 2011
10:27 am

Better question: “Is it perception when the numbers say otherwise?”

Aaron Murray = Tony Romo

October 7th, 2011
10:38 am

Aaron Murray just isn’t getting the job done like Tony Romo of the Cowboys. I just think Richt is very loyal to Murray just like he was with Martinez, and Bobo. There is no way a kid who led one of the toughest states in all of high school football in passing for two years be sitting the bench at the University of Georgia when the starter isn’t producing. Hutson Mason SHATTERED those records in the states largest classification, AAAAA, easily. I don’t understand why he can’t even get one series in a SEC game to at least see what he can do because Murray is not the answer and his record proves it.

Look at how big of a difference it made by Crowell starting this year compared to Ealey. Ealey just wasn’t as good as Crowell, and Murray probably isn’t as good as Mason. I was at the UGA/Boise game on the ninth row…. and Murray was playing terrible, he looked like he had no clue what was happening.

G

October 7th, 2011
10:40 am

To all Tech” Fans” who post on Bulldawg articles etc.

I get it it sucks to be the number 2 team in your own city and paper. Enjoy the cupcakes and please keep on winning so we can stomp you when your ranked high due to the lack of competition. Sorry the DAWGS run the state including the hood of Atlanta.

DawginTX

October 7th, 2011
10:41 am

The interceptions and not tucking the ball away concern me. Yes, he and Walsh are both in slumps, but I doubt either slump will last all year. They are both too talented.

Reminder

October 7th, 2011
10:47 am

This needs to be reposted frequently to remind dawggies what an embarrassment they are.

Georgia Tech had the nation’s best average SAT score for football players, 1028 of a possible 1600, and best average high school GPA, 3.39 of a possible 4.0. But because its student body is apparently very smart, Tech’s football players still scored 315 SAT points lower than their classmates.

Many schools routinely used a special admissions process to admit athletes who did not meet the normal entrance requirements. More than half of scholarship athletes at the University of Georgia, the University of Wisconsin, Clemson University, UCLA, Rutgers University, Texas A&M University and Louisiana State University were special admits. . . At Georgia, for instance, 73.5 percent of athletes were special admits compared with 6.6 percent of the student body as a whole.

Godawgs

October 7th, 2011
10:49 am

Maybe if Murray had a good offensive corr. he might be able to do something. UGA play calling to terrible. I can tell exactly what is coming by the formation we line up in. We need to fire BoBo the Dodo. Look at how are defense had turned around with a new man making the calls. HELLO!!! The offense needs a new offensive coordinator and that will fix the crappy play. If we ran more that five pass plays and five running plays we might have more production.

Expert Opinion

October 7th, 2011
10:51 am

It only “needs to be reposted frequently” because Tech can’t compete in athletics.

That AAU membership plaque sure looks good in the trophy case though… ;-)

DAWGtired

October 7th, 2011
1:35 pm

I have an idea…we should change our name from UGA to “Georgia Tech” and that way our supposed irrelevancy will be such that no one shows up on our blogs, even the fans. We’ll hang out on Auburn, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida blogs trolling our way into some sort of notice. That is the only way that ppl will know we still even exist in the state of Georgia. Oh wait, you say? There’s already a Trade School on North Avenue that does that? And they’re already called “Georgia Institute of Technology”? Who knew.

Top Dawg

October 7th, 2011
4:35 pm

Goes back to beginning of football…..When things don’t go right, the most popular player on the team is the backup quarterback.
Unfair? Very….Murray is a very good quarterback who will continue to improve.

Thomas Brown

October 8th, 2011
8:55 am

ATL Sports Fan October 7th, 2011 8:10 am

“Thomas Brown, your an idiot. Throws himself down so he doesn’t get hit. 4.7 40-yard for a QB is fantastic. GUess what, Lemay isn’t that fast!! ”

Excuse me Christian LeMay is FASTER than Aaron Murray. Christian LeMay will NEVER average 1 yards a carry on his entire career as Aaron Murray is doing, NEVER. You just type whatever you wish. I have no problem with you typing here. I do not wish you to SHUT UP. On the contrary every time you open your mouth, you LIE. Why would you state that your opinion is that Aaron Murray is FASTER than Christian LeMay ? You obviously own the internet and can look up the Nike times for BOTH. The Nike times for both are on Scout.com. So, you run in here and tell me “your an idiot.”

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ugab October 7th, 2011 10:00 am

“Murray is our QB!! He knows the offense. He has big game experience.”

# 22 South Carolina LOST
# 12 Arkansas LOST
# 15 Missy State LOST
# 01 Auburn LOST
# 21 Central Florida LOST
# 05 Boise State LOST
# 18 South Carolina LOST
UNRANKED Colorado LOST
UNRANKED Florida LOST….. This is the BIG-GAME EXPERIENCE you mean ?