A sweet night in Knoxville for Mark Richt and the Dawgs

A banged-up Isaiah Crowell gets one of his two touchdowns. (Associated Press)

A banged-up Isaiah Crowell gets one of his two touchdowns. (Associated Press)

How fitting that when Mark Richt notched his 100th win as head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs Saturday night, it was in the same place that he won his first signature victory a decade earlier.

OK, this time there wasn’t quite the excitement of the famed “hobnail boot” comeback at Knoxville’s Neyland Stadium, but considering all the turmoil his program has been through the past three seasons, Georgia’s 20-12 win over SEC East rival Tennessee had to be one of the sweetest moments Richt has experienced in some time.

The Dogs got a crucial win in their quest to turn a season that started out 0-2 into a return trip to the Georgia Dome thanks to another stellar performance by Todd Grantham’s defense, which held the Vols to a stunning minus 20 yards for the night rushing and mostly limited UT’s hot-handed young QB, Tyler Bray, to short or medium completions.

The first half was a strange one, with both teams moving the ball up and down the field with relative ease (this despite Georgia’s Isaiah Crowell being off the field much of the time with a hurt wrist) and yet unable to get more than a pair of field goals each (and welcome back, Blair Walsh!)

Then, fortunately, the Dogs avoided the second-half doldrums that have plagued them the past couple of weeks, with Crowell scoring two touchdowns while the defense pitched a shutout in the third quarter.

The first scoring drive came after a poor Volunteers punt from their end zone gave Georgia the ball at the UT 38. With the help of a pass interference flag, the Dogs finally cashed in a drive. Then after the Vols were frustrated on the next drive (thanks to a video review that turned a touchdown reception into a fourth-and-3 punt), Aaron Murray hit Malcolm Mitchell for a 73-yarder that set up another TD run for Crowell, who was more effective in the second half, finishing with 58 yards on 18 carries.

The bad news was that Mitchell limped off the field with a hurt hamstring and sat out the rest of the game. Let’s hope he bounces back quickly from that, because the speedy freshman is a major weapon.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Georgia win if there weren’t flaws to chew over. The game shouldn’t have been that close, but Murray, who was a decent 15 of 25 for 227 yards passing on the night, overthrew wide open receivers several times.

And then in the fourth quarter Georgia self-destructed on a drive that had reached the UT 23-yard line before the Dogs seemingly decided to see how many penalties they could draw in one series of downs (the answer was five). Mike Bobo haters had good reason to froth at the mouth on that drive, as the UGA playcaller apparently decided to run up the white flag when it was second-and 56, handing the ball to Richard “One Yard and a Cloud of Dust” Samuel on two consecutive plays before Georgia punted, let UT get a good return and then allowed 15 more yards to be tacked on for a late hit.

The fact that Tennessee wasn’t able to turn all of that into points right away tells you how good the Georgia defense was, but when the Dogs got the ball back Bobo was back in his “I never met a lead I didn’t want to sit on” mode.

UT almost made a game of it, even after Bray went out with a hurt hand, as Tennessee tight end Mychal Rivera, who had five catches for 85 yards, made a spectacular grab of a pass from Vols backup Matt Simms at the 1 to set up a UT touchdown.

That’s where Tennessee’s poor special teams play made the difference, with the PAT blocked and then the onside kick attempt going out of bounds.

And so Georgia remains alive in the SEC East race.

Whew. As Richt told Chuck Dowdle in the locker room, “I’d like to see us have a little bit less drama in some of the games.”

This still isn’t a team where you want to look beyond the next week’s opponent, but as Richt noted, “If we just keep getting better, who knows?”

Feel free to share your views of Georgia’s big win in Knoxville.

Oh, and happy birthday to my Vols pal Joey. I have to admit I’m glad you didn’t get the present you wanted, but I hope otherwise it was a great day for you!

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244 comments Add your comment

SatillaDawg

October 9th, 2011
12:12 am

I’m a Malcolm Mitchell fan!

Give that Dawg a bone!

Good win Bulldogs!

Dr. Morpheus

October 9th, 2011
12:13 am

Great win for the Dawgs!

Rook

October 9th, 2011
12:18 am

Great game Dawgs! Way to hunker down!

Dawg48

October 9th, 2011
12:19 am

If Mitchell was the deep threat on those 2 passes thrown to king he would have came down with it he has better speed to run under the ball. The two passes he caught tonight and the one at ole miss he about out ran the ball

Cali Dawg

October 9th, 2011
12:21 am

Good win, but we have to play better offense against Fla, Aub and Tech. We have to put teams away! I’ll take the win.

Old Coach

October 9th, 2011
12:23 am

Bill, I do not think you can write a sentence without blasting Coach Bobo. With all of your play calling ability just what play would you call on 2nd and 56? You are as bad as some of the trolls on your blog!

Vance Duly

October 9th, 2011
12:25 am

WOOF!!!… I agree – Coach Bobo’s inexplicable strategy of sitting on a lead that isn’t big enough to sit on drives me nuts (and everyone I watch our games with). In fairness to Samuel, he had nowhere to run on those plays, and they never give him a pitch out — so the defense knows if he’s at TB, they don’t have to worry about any variety from Bobo. Overall, Samuel’s 2 best runs of the year were called back for penalties, making his season stats look crappier than they should be. We were moving the ball through the air, improving as the game went on. So, that is a key clue that Bobo will pull the plug on our passing game. “Run some clock — and let Tennessee stay in the game.”

One day we will have a killer instinct. PUT THE GAME AWAY, and then rest……!! It was nice to see the defense fight hard for 4 quarters without fading!! …..GO DAWGS!!

Dawg48

October 9th, 2011
12:25 am

I agree old coach we should have punted on 2nd and 47! Lol

tell me again

October 9th, 2011
12:25 am

Yes we should have scored more – yes, AM should have hit at least two more TD’s – yes, the conservative play calling late almost got us in trouble again – BUT – an SEC road win is a precious commodity and winning in Knoxville has eluded us the past two times we went up there with good teams. Forget about how good Tennessee is or isn’t – we won yet another one (and on the road to boot) and are still kicking – we’ll take it and move on! GO DAWGS!

dawggirl

October 9th, 2011
12:26 am

Why does the board keep eating my posts? Ugh.

Very satisfied with the win, not an easy feat in an SEC opponent’s stadium at night with a hostile crowd. Improvement needed in some aspects, but I’m very proud of our players and congrats to Coach Richt on his 100th victory!

Celebrate tonight, don’t overlook Vandy, and get healthy!

dawggirl

October 9th, 2011
12:27 am

But don’t over-celebrate like CW!

TrueDawg

October 9th, 2011
12:30 am

A few thoughts: (1) I thought Richt set the tone early, going for it on 4th down several times, including on our side of the field. Looks like he’s gaining some confidence in this team, as opposed to earlier games where he wasn’t going for it; (2) Crowell is great, but he’s getting hurt an awful lot. Doesn’t seem like he can last a whole game. I hope I’m wrong, but he seems to be a bit of a primma donna; and (3) I really wish we wouldn’t sit on leads. Seeing Richard Samuel come in for his one yard gains is painful.

All in all, not a bad night. A win is better than the alternative!

Jordan

October 9th, 2011
12:30 am

Dawg48

October 9th, 2011
12:30 am

Bill I can’t believe you just said that comment about Richard samuels the kid may not be the best back we have but he is a great team player moved positions twice to better the team when we had players quit on the team! I lost respect for you and hope to see you leave in a cloud of dust!

randy in dalton

October 9th, 2011
12:35 am

Barbara Dooley. Now shut the heck up!

Sam

October 9th, 2011
12:36 am

Murray was off for sure, but King dropped a few balls and maybe was not hitting the spots as fast as he should have. I am thinking Murray was anticipating King being a bit faster. Also, not enough throwing to the TE!

Crowell is showing just how important he is and how much UGA needs to sign another good RB for next year to add meaningful depth. I have confidence that Courson and crew will get him healthy.

Sam

October 9th, 2011
12:38 am

True Dawg: I had concerns about Crowell’s durability. Wasn’t he hurt a bit as a senior?
Dawg48: No one is questioning Samuels’ loyalty, but he is not getting it done at RB. The shame is that he was moved over when his future really is at LB. I fear UGA has wasted a talented player.

Dawg48

October 9th, 2011
12:42 am

@ Sam no he is not the best back but bill being a adult man should not label him with that name! It was classless! I would have loved to see Richard play at linebacker he would be a beast. But bill should have not made that comment about him that’s all I’m saying.

Old Coach

October 9th, 2011
12:47 am

Dawg48 I agree 100% Total lack of class by the expert Bill The kid is a DGD and puts the team first. Rare with todays athletes.

Hairy Dawg

October 9th, 2011
12:49 am

A hundred wins is nothing to sneeze at. Richt has done a great job overall here, but a strong finish to the season would go a long way toward reminding us of it. Congrats to Coach Richt and the Dawgs on putting together their best performance of the season. Let’s hope it just gets better from here.

UGA Alumnus

October 9th, 2011
12:50 am

Colorado Dawg

October 9th, 2011
12:53 am

Victory feels good, but Mike Bobo still sucks. We’ll beat Vandy. The only question that remains is: Will CMR go to 2-9 vs. Florida. With Mike Bobo calling plays it seems likely. Going an entire half with no offensive rhythm won’t cut it in the SEC. And five consecutive penalties in the second half when you’re trying to ice the game? Lack of composure/preparation. UGA fans expect/deserve better, and Mike “Fail” Bobo isn’t living up to expectations.

LakeDawg

October 9th, 2011
1:06 am

I thought BoBo called a good game. What do you want him to do on 2nd and 57? Throw passes into the teeth of a defense waiting on the pass with a two TD lead? Not to mention giving the refs an excuse to continue their flag frenzy. BTW those 5 consecutive penalties were a disgrace…for the refs. The SEC…home of the worst officiating crews in the country.

BIDDAWG

October 9th, 2011
1:24 am

Georgia will win out!

BIDDAWG

October 9th, 2011
1:27 am

I know he is a good kid but I swear to god Richard Samuel is the worst running back I have ever seen!

Who's Your Daddy

October 9th, 2011
1:28 am

A “W” in Knoxville is always sweet, but Bubo continues playing not to lose with a skimpy lead!!! His mentality about this kills the players attitude, and is the kind of thing that promotes playing half heartedly. Not to mention keeping the first teamers in after backups should be in the game. Backups are missing needed playing time and starters are at risk of injury and missing deserved rest. This is not Division I football mentality, this is scared little wimp mentality.
Still great to see the orange go down!

southgadawg

October 9th, 2011
1:38 am

It wasn’t the play calling on the 2 and 3rd forever series that were so bad. It was the next series of 3 dives off no not tackle but guard. Those three plays gained exactly 0 yards from our 20. Then the Vols drove for a score! If we put just “3″ points on the board and not give away series the game would have been all but over. Bobo nearly cost that game.

As for the other 3+ quarters, the O looked pretty good. The D look pretty good the entire game especially after the first 10 minutes.

Congrats to CMR on 100 wins in under 11 seasons! And people want a coach fired that averages better than 9.5 wins a year. Go figure!

JGWOOD

October 9th, 2011
1:46 am

I don’t want to write off the competition, but our fate in the SEC depends on our play against Florida and Auburn. I see us making it to the SEC Championship if we play smart in those games. They are both winnable if we play smart and strong. And facing LSU or Alabama in the SEC Championship isn’t necessarily a bad fate; you never know what can happen in a single game with so much on the line. We are definitely gaining momentum.

SamoanDawg

October 9th, 2011
2:06 am

That same ref crew from AU game last season were inconsistent… few bad calls and few no calls. The fumble in the first quarter irks me and the face mask on Boykin, makes u wanna go… hmmm?

I’m happy with the W. D played good. O played good too, but missed few big opportunities.

Bring on the ‘Dores!

AFDawg

October 9th, 2011
2:09 am

CONGRATS to the Dawgs and Coach Richt on his 100th victory! I’m really happy for Coach Richt. I think the coaches, players and fans are giving the glory to God for this victory. Praise God.

vinny ocean

October 9th, 2011
2:12 am

still havent finished a team with the exception of coastal carolina. We had them down and out and then on two consecutive drives we run the ball like we’re content with punting it to them. Again, we’re lucky we weren’t facing a better opponent.

TossSweep

October 9th, 2011
2:30 am

Some of the same people on this forum congratulating the Dawgs are the same people wanting Richt fired four weeks ago. You know who you are. Please take a long drive off a short cliff. You fairweather fans are pathetic.

Dirty Dawg

October 9th, 2011
2:57 am

I still say Bill King has his blog approved by Don Leeburn before he posts it.

Bobo called the game like he and Richt decided it should be called. Young Mr. Murray has had his problems this year because he was given a bit too much freedom to ‘decide’ than he appears ready for…so they’re ‘dialing it back’. When they have a lead and a defense that has proven that it can control the game – at least against most of the teams we’ll play – and when we don’t have decent field position, then they ‘work the odds’. Was watching the game with a friend who was complaining about the play-calling…during a time-out we switched over to Auburn and Arkansas, just in time to see the AU QB overthrow a receiver down the middle and into what turned out to be a game-squelching interception. We didn’t need no damn turnovers tonight and we didn’t have any – at least I don’t recall any. Now about those penalties….

pj

October 9th, 2011
3:03 am

we won. on the road. against tenessee. end of story.

Longtime dawg

October 9th, 2011
3:28 am

I wish CMR would move Samuel back to ILB that is his natural position.
We have wasted a great talent over the past 3 seasons by playing him at RB.
Move him back now!!! Harton would be just as productive at the RB position as Samuel IV !

GO DAWGS!!!

William

October 9th, 2011
3:41 am

Just got back from Knoxville. Good win. Tennessee fans were nice to us, thank goodness. The only negative I can find from the game is the slight lack of a running game. Get the running game going and we have something.

Thomas Brown

October 9th, 2011
4:35 am

Next cupcake – 5th in a Row, is Vandie.
11-3 still looks about right; it had better be with this soft-easy schedule. South Carolina won again and played a different quarterback in so-doing. There is no way we should have lost to South Carolina. Thanks a lot Aaron Murray – who threw behind receivers and overthrew wide open receivers for touchdowns all night long vs that lousy defense.

Alabama, Auburn, Miami, BCS NC Mark Richt era
119-16 Boise State
114-26 Oklahoma
110-24 Texas 1 National Championship
109-25 Southern California on field 1 BCS NC vacated
108-29 Louisiana State 2 National Championships
106-22 Ohio State on field 1 National Championship
104-35 Virginia Tech
102-29 Texas Christian
102-34 Florida 2 National Championships
100-36 Georgia

Big Dawg

October 9th, 2011
4:43 am

A win in Knoxville is what we needed and we got it. So there are no complaints from me, I just hope we keep improving each week. Congrats to Coach Richt on his 100th win.

Go Dawgs

JE

October 9th, 2011
6:24 am

Bill, do you know anything about football, Samuel running the ball twice when he did with 54 yards going to make a first down was conservative. One thing they have not done is come up with a play fo use his talents. I have always wondered how good he would have been at either position if they had not put their money the EX dogs that left the team instead of developing him as a lb or rb. Those guys were 19 year old freshmen he came to GA as a 16 year old early enroller. The mistake was made his first year when we had all those RBs and used him to run the ball 27 times and return kickoffs. He has been placed in impossible situations for a kid his size and inexperience. Biggest blunder of the Richt tenure is their mishandling of his talent.

Northern Sympathizer

October 9th, 2011
7:13 am

I disagree about being critical of Bobo “going conservative when it was 2nd and 56″. Who in their right mind wouldn’t after we got hit with 3 straight holding penalties. Bobo called a good game.
Hats off to Mitchell who continues to impress. I thought Murray was very shaky in the first half but seemed to settle down.
UT looked poorly coached-unfortunately for the Dooley flock.

Snake Doc

October 9th, 2011
7:21 am

I still want the orange, spray on tanned one fired. The CEO is a joke. This team and this CEO will never compete for anything other then runner-up in anything. Of course, thats good enough for all you boneheads who are content with your mediocre lives, your mediocre wives, and your below average jobs.

Mediocre may be good enough for you, not for me. This team still has not beat anyone of consequence and contrary to all your blithering, your mediocre intellects know that is a fact.

Mediocre – Of only moderate quality; not very good: See UGA Football

Snake Doc

October 9th, 2011
7:30 am

@Northern Sympathizer – You’re correct UT did look poorly coached. I believe young Dooley is outclassed in the SEC. He probably has one more year at best to turn UT around before the axe falls.

The only thing more glaring to me is how poorly coached UGA is. What wins games for UGA is the talent level of the players alone, the UGA coaching staff is outclassed against superior opponents, against inferior opponents, well, we all know they can beat high school teams.

Possibly, if young Mr. Dooley had the talent UGA has the outcome might’ve been different. But they don’t and it wasn’t.

4th and 56, are you freaking kidding me? What a joke!

RambleOn84

October 9th, 2011
7:53 am

Congratulations to the Bulldogs…here’s hoping you guys keep winning until our game in late November.

GO JACKETS!

bubba4dawgs

October 9th, 2011
7:59 am

I love for the Dawgs to win but geeeeeeeeee, Mr. BooBoo scares the pure hell out of me!!! I say to myself: “What in the hell is he thinking?”. Yeah, I like the 1-2 yds. and a cloud of dust with Richard Samuel! Why don’t you use this man where he is best, at linebacker? And, why don’t you try and get a first down and with the good receivers you have, throw the damn ball to them and maintain possession? Goodness, you’re scary! The defense beat the pure crap out of the Vols. None of the writers and commentators in Knoxville gave the Dawgs a chance to control Bray and company like they did. Anyway, GO DAWGS!! Oh, and I see you scared the hell out of Coach Richt as well!!

GA7276

October 9th, 2011
7:59 am

I am not a Bobo fan but I am not blind. Does anyone remember the bomb to Mitchell from the 10 yard line with a seven point lead? do you call that “conservative play calling?” We opened up from the beginning with long shots down field. With the box stacked, we threw. Not conservative at all. And with 2nd and 57 in the fourth quarter with a 14 pt lead, throwing would just be “stupid.” Gotta give Bobo some credit on this win, men, but most of you won’t, because you’re just “boys.”.

Junkyardbyrd

October 9th, 2011
8:01 am

I just don’t see how anyone can be happy with the way we’re playing. Nothing has changed from the last few years, except for the fact that we have a defense. On that note, do you think it would be too hard to teach these guys a pass rush move besides the “bull” rush? Our pressure was not that spectacular. People, you need to wake up. Mike Bobo is an idiot. Aaron Murray is an average QB at best. His accuracy is subpar, and his decision making worse. How many times must we watch him throw up his hands in frustration after choosing t run when he should pass, vice versa, or missing a wide open receiver? If anyone still thinks moving Richard Samuel back to RB was a good idea? I have a magic bean I would like to sell you. There is enormous talent here, but it is not being coached. We have been lucky to get by awful teams, and I have a feeling a certain team -”down there”- will be waiting for us with open alligator arms in a few weeks. We have been handed the SEC East on a silver platter. All we have to do is go out there and take it. But we won’t be Florida, Auburn, or Tech playing this way. If something doesn’t change, something needs to. Otherwise, we’ll be having these conversations for another 10 years.

Old Dawg Fan

October 9th, 2011
8:05 am

Very good win in Knoxville. Little concerned with sitting on a lead but with all the penalties I guess the way it is. A little concerned with not being able to cover the crossing pattern’s from Tenn on the short passes. We need to shore up these few items and we have a real shot at the East title.
We will beat SC if it gets to a “playoff”.

Lakedawg

October 9th, 2011
8:12 am

How many SEC schools have a coach with 100 W’s, or any other schools. Ready to start on the next 100, still believe CMR can catch Coach Dooley. Also best called game by Bobo this year, kept them off guard most of the night until we started trying to kill clock.

Season shaping up nicely.

Macclenny_dawg

October 9th, 2011
8:12 am

Same ole UGA!!! Didn’t show up in the 1st half!!! Can somebody tell our players and coaches there is 4 quarters not two!!! But why should that change been like this for years now. Murray was hott in 2nd half and in the 4th we never threw it thanks Bobo!!! No killer instint and that will come back to get us sometime!!! The d-line wasn’t getting any pressure and looked like on a lot of plays wasn’t even trying!!! But we did win but still a lot of room for improvement!!! Go Dawgs!!!

bart

October 9th, 2011
8:13 am

Good win over a not very good team. We are a mediocre team, let’s face it. We would be blown out of the stadium if we had to play Alabama, LSU or even Arkansas The defense is looking good, but the offense has a long, long way to go. I hate the fact that we sit on leads. That strategy will come back to bite us I’m araid. It almost did yesterday. We seem to have the talent to be a very good team, but the guys are not being coached to play up to their potential. I agree with Junkyardbyrd, something needs to change.

Did we make the record books???

October 9th, 2011
8:19 am

Most times to replay 2nd down, longest TOP for 2nd down, and 2nd and 56.

Lindsey

October 9th, 2011
8:28 am

Really loving Mitchell and can’t wait to see what he will do!! I heard that he kept wanting to go back in the game and the coaches had to take away his helmet, that is true Dawg spirit!! So happy CMR got that 100th win, he is a great coach and great man, happy he is at UGA. Congrats Bulldogs for another SEC win, GO DAWGS!!!

Bingo

October 9th, 2011
8:34 am

“Never met a lead I didn’t want to sit on mode” sums it up perfectly. This has been evident dating back to the Ok. State game in Athens where I watched my Dawgs literally attempt to sit on a lead for the ENTIRE second half. Playing not to lose rarely works and I must admit it’s good karma to see teams lose that are trying to do so, just not my team of course.

A two possession lead is not grounds enough to run the clock out when you have a quarter and a half still remaining!!!! This should be football 101 common knowledge.

I feel silly criticizing the Defense as great as they have been, but where is the pressure on the QB’s and where are the two monsters we were expecting at nose guard?

But great win! Go Dawgs!!

nurrelson

October 9th, 2011
8:36 am

I forget the commentators names that called the game last night, but who in the heck was the one weirdo that didn’t think dry humping a receiver was pass interference? My Lord, that guy would have said “just let the kids play and have fun” even if the UT defenders had their hands down the pants of the UGA boys.

dogdawg

October 9th, 2011
8:50 am

Thank God for coach Todd Graham,BOBO is counting on his D to hold the lead while he sit on it. Hope coach TG is always there to bail him out.

SC Dog fan

October 9th, 2011
8:57 am

Well, at least we didn’t run our usual draw play on 3d and 57. that’s a bit of a change of pace.

SEC EAST COACHES ASSOCIATION

October 9th, 2011
9:00 am

Thanks to Coach Dooley for sacrificing a win in order to keep CMR in Athens. Richt in Athens means more titles for everyone else.

Dawg48

October 9th, 2011
9:02 am

Lot of cry baby so called dawgster fans on here! Put on a blue shirt and pull for the gators cry babies!

Ellijay dawgcatcher

October 9th, 2011
9:06 am

Ed Cunningham was the color analyst last nite. He was really annoying, but his poor performance was overshadowed by that officiating crew. Granted, those two teams on the field didn’t help matters much. Bad football last nite. Georgia and Tennessee are galaxies away from LSU/Bama/Oklahoma/Wisconsin/Ok State.

IC Rules

October 9th, 2011
9:14 am

Mark this down—Ga will run the table and win the SEC East! Florida sucks, auburn doesn’t have much and Ga can beat both teams easily!!! Ga v. Alabama for the SEC title—take it to the bank. IC—best RB in the SEC!!!!!

yearofthedawg

October 9th, 2011
9:20 am

Really disappointing article. While the constant criticism of Bobo get tiring, at least he’s a paid adult doing his job. Its inexcusable to make fun of a 19-year-old kid who has switched positions twice to try and help the team, especially when he knew going back to RB could only hurt his personal chances to play at the next level.

Thats pure bush league crap, Bill. You should be ashamed of yourself.

JB in Blakely

October 9th, 2011
9:33 am

Some of you folks kill me! BoBo is playing not to lose? Well I can’t imagine why. The fan base he coaches for have only been trying to run him and the head coach off for the last year. When you have a defense playing the way ours is now and you’re up 14 points in the fourth quarter you do what BoBo did last night.

When are you folks going to understand the goal is to WIN the game! To heck with margin of victory and nit picking every single play. Coaches had a great game plan last night.

Go Dawgs!

zbulldawg

October 9th, 2011
9:45 am

Close hard fought games like this builds champions!!!!!!!! This young team is something special.The timing and focus is off at times. But over all they are getting better every game.In 1980 we had some games that very close.That was a veteran team except for Hershel.They had that bite that carried over for years “.Who is that kid he’s running over people ” Never forget the Blue to Scott in the Fla. game.We are seeing something very special building right before our eyes!!!!!! LET”S SHOW THE WHOLE NATION THAT WE BELIEVE !!! It will help in recruiting ALSO 100 in 11 that’s not that bad.No other coach in the SEC can claim that in the same span. Thank you Mark Richt

Kenny Powers

October 9th, 2011
9:49 am

Too many dropped passes yet again…momentum killers…sucking the wind out of play yet again…
need to hire a wrestling coach to get these guys in shape (a real wrestling coach, not one of those you guys watch on WWF)…maybe the strength part is working, but it’s obvious that the conditioning part sure isn’t where it needs to be…don’t understand this sitting on a lead trying not to lose, the great teams keep piling it on…the great teams get the attitude that they can score at will from anywhere on the field…there’s something missing with King’s route running, Murray throws to a spot and the receiver should be a lot closer to the ball than King was on these throws…just take a look at how many big plays Mitchell makes…where was Bennett the 1st half, the kid runs great routes, good speed, gets separation, catches the ball with his hands, is physical, and not afraid to go across the middle and take a shot…and what’s up with Marlon Brown, this guy has to be hurt, he can’t be that inept…with Charles more than likely going pro, bulk him up, teach him to block and move him to TE for passing situations, that is if he can get off the line, so far he’s a bust…
heard on the radio yesterday that Texas is starting something like 18 freshman, thus sending the msg to the older players that if you haven’t cut it by now, then we’re going forward without you…

Ldawg

October 9th, 2011
9:49 am

FYI: In the Phillipines, bobo means stupid. Of course, what is he going to do with a 3rd and 57? That was a no-hoper situation.

Tampa Dog

October 9th, 2011
9:50 am

Agree JB. The entire Bulldog nation needs to get behind CMR and this team. Are we good enough to win the SEC this year? Probably not. But we can have a very good season, win 10 games, and with another good recruiting year, build the foundation for a really nice run the next few years. CMR has 2 SEC titles in 10 years. I know it’s been 6 years since the last one, but winning the SEC is not easy. Stick with this group and there is a good chance we get another one very soon and that usually means a shot at a NC. It was not pretty but that was a nice win last night. The defense should keep us in every game the rest of the way?

Happy Warrior

October 9th, 2011
9:56 am

If you want less drama……. Tell Bobo to stick with the game plan!!! for the entire game!

Happy Warrior

October 9th, 2011
9:58 am

And by the way, Samuels is not healthy. We wanted to rest him until UF. Cut the guy some slack! He has went above and beyond for the program!

Happy Warrior

October 9th, 2011
10:04 am

JB
First of all let’s talk about what has worked….. Getting IC or RS or CT on the edge? Yes, 88 yards in the first half for IC against Miss St. 14 total in the 2nd. half trying to run up the middle. Not a good idea? who’s to blame? Bobo! On third and 2. And what does he call with CT in the game? A 175 lb tb? Up the middle! 4th down punt. Bobo is the problem!!!!!! Send him to UTenn.

Snoop Dawg

October 9th, 2011
10:06 am

Well, looks like Snoop Dawg’s predictions were right on. The players actually pulled this one out in spite of the coaching.

First, kudos to Todd Grantham and the big D (and I do mean BIG D). The 3-4 is established. Richt needs to let the muzzle off Grantham so he can be himself and provide some passion and leadership on the sidelines.

Richt and Bobo continue to demonstrate their complete incompetence. How many times were we deep in UT territory only to fizzle out like a dud munition on the battlefield? I didtn’t count them but it was a lot and TOO MANY. We got away with it last night.

In general, Murray was atrocious. His passing is outright dangerous because he is inconsistent and inaccurate. The OL did a little better but he got time usually only when he rolled out. We can’t beat the good defensive teams without more QB protection.

Malcolm Mitchell and Crowell are going to be All-Americans. Let’s hope they love the G enough to stay awhile…

Bobo set a SEC record for most yards in a single possession–57. PENALTY YARDS! What does that indicate?

Why did Bobo go into hibernation with over eight minutes left? This put the game in jeopardy and we could have very easily have lost the game to the home team because of this. We need to play the entire fourth quarter of aggressive football instead of trying to run out the clock as soon as we get two possessions ahead. This is downright incompetence by Bobo and Richt and is unfair to those fantastica UGA players. Let the big Dawgs eat till the end!

One last caution on a good night for UGA: Dont’ drink the koolaid on Marjoe Richt’s 100th victory celebration by buying into thinking that he might be OK after all. UGA will never win another SEC championship until we have better coaches.

GDawg 91

October 9th, 2011
10:09 am

Great win Dawgs! Our defense held the Vols to minus 20 yards rushing and the great Tyler Bray didn’t look all that impressive after placing pretty good numbers against less impressive opponents. Give the coaching staff a little credit a win is a win is a win in the mighty SEC. Stay focused Dawgs and continue to take it one game at a time. It’s not how you start but how you finish the season. Go Dawgs!

dawgerbrown

October 9th, 2011
10:13 am

OLD COACH: On second and 43 run a play-action and throw the ball deep. Why? Beause UT is expecting Bobo to be conservative. 1-Might get lucky and catch them off guard, been able to beat deep all night, 2-might get a pass interference call, 3-If they interecpt, no different than a punt. Just saying………..

Spike 80DF

October 9th, 2011
10:13 am

Gilliard, Vasser, and Herrera stepped up big. Beating UT is always fun even if we’re a mediocre team.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
10:15 am

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.
At a glance, here are the top 10 highest and lowest schools based on the average SAT scores of football players (out of a maximum 1600 score):

FOOTBALL SAT SCORES:

THE TOP 10

School, Average

Georgia Tech, 1028
Oregon State, 997
Michigan, 997
Virginia, 993
Purdue, 974
Indiana, 973
Hawaii, 968
California, 967
Colorado, 966
Iowa, 964
THE BOTTOM 10

School, Average
Oklahoma State, 878
Louisville, 878
Memphis, 890
Florida, 890
Texas Tech, 901
Arkansas, 910
Texas A&M, 911
Mississippi State, 911
Washington State, 916
Michigan State, 917

brian

October 9th, 2011
10:20 am

Go Dawgs! Hope Mitchell can play next week and if not then for the Florida game. Can we please stop talking now about how tough the Auburn game is going to be? Their defense SUCKS!

Eaassyy

October 9th, 2011
10:21 am

thank you for that completely irrelevant non-sense post @thebar. Too bloody marys this A.M?

AFDawg in Va

October 9th, 2011
10:21 am

First off…We Won the game.

Bobo was better than he’s been in a while. For Perspective…We were 1st and 10 on their 23. We got there by slinging the ball and going for it. We only sat on it when we were 2d and 57. Nothing Bobo could do. He had to go conservative. Weren’t y’all thinking the same thing I was, “Don’t let AM throw a Pick 6″

Finally…We won the game

Paul Has A Small Johnson

October 9th, 2011
10:28 am

Bobo showed that he deserves a 5 yr contract

Two games where the offense didnt do anything for 2 qtrs

Last night we went from 2 qtrs of the offense doing nothing to 3 qtrs of not doing anything

Im trying to figure out what was the highlight of the night:

3rd and 57 or holding on to a lead by running the clock out

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
10:32 am

Eaassyy
Notice all the SEC teams with STUPID players. Most UGA’s players couldn’t pass the GED test if their lives depended on it. You dawg fans love UGA but your kids can’t get in unless they play a sport. A UGA Grad should be totally offended buy the special admits for football players. They DEVALUE your Diploma.

JB

October 9th, 2011
10:35 am

@SnoopDawg: Nothing wrong with the play calling in this game. Why did he go conservative? You answered your own question: Murray’s inconsistency.
Crowell needs to suck it up and play. Having him in more in the 4th qtr can make a big difference.

Eaassyy

October 9th, 2011
10:37 am

Your players are smarter than ours. And your dad can beat up my dad.

Congrats. Another reason to pound your chest as a winner.

Eaassyy

October 9th, 2011
10:38 am

whatever helps you sleep @night.

vinny ocean

October 9th, 2011
10:43 am

@Still@theBAR – What’s your point? Why are you trying to tell everybody this as if it’s top secret information that universities are trying to hide from the public? EVERYBODY ALREADY KNOWS THIS. Get off your high horse.

JB

October 9th, 2011
10:46 am

@Still at the bar:
A good portion of those SEC players will soon be millionares How stupid is that?

Also, Ga Tech needs to find some integrity. Being put on probation twice in the last 10 yrs is an embarrassment to the state of Georgia.

89DawginJAX

October 9th, 2011
10:47 am

Oh, Enough is Enough – Bobo DID NOT commit those penalties….get some new material….we won the game!!!

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
10:48 am

eaassyy I sleep fine @night. i don’t worry that I get a Sunday morning call from some jial to bail my football players out of jail.

Jared

October 9th, 2011
10:49 am

Yearofthedog couldn’t agree more! Bill you should take his comment into consideration!

#1bamafan

October 9th, 2011
10:51 am

Gooood Dawgs…..Congratulations, good win for Georgia. Keep it going and improve each week, the rest of the schedule can be a win. RTR

Dr. Morpheus

October 9th, 2011
10:53 am

Notice how the trolls ignore the subject of Grantham’s D? After beating UT, we’re #7 nationally in total defense. We’ve seen steady improvement this year on offense and are looking at winning the East.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
10:53 am

JB the world is Full of NFL Millionaires that are not Millionaires for long. How Smart is that?

UGA finally beat a team with a winning record(at the time of the game) but we will see how that schedule ranks after the season is over.
McGarity had stated that he wants to play as many “cupcakes” as he can to help UGA get to the MNC like Florida. Are you just mad TECH is getting that schedule right now?

89DawginJAX

October 9th, 2011
10:55 am

Murray protected the ball and played smart, Special teams are BACK, we went for it on 4th down twice, on the first drive of the game…the offense comitted those penalties not the coaches. UGA totally outcoached UT last night…nice job CMR, CTG, CMB, special teams and so on. Haters can shut-up we are IN the RACE for the East.

1969 Graduate

October 9th, 2011
10:56 am

If we’re content with being a second string team, we’re on the right track.

Does anyone – sober, adult, informed, intelligent – believe our team would have a chance against Alabama, LSU, or Oklahoma?

Some want to blame the boys on our team. Of course, they are responsible for executing, and for doing their jobs, and for their off field behavior, and for attending class, and for studying. We all know many of them are not, aside from athletic abilities, “college material.”

What’s wrong with our football program?

Sure, we can point fingers at players.

Consider how these same players would be likely to play were they the team coached by the coaching staff at Alabama, LSU, or Oklahoma.

Were we to trade players with Alabama, would our current players, coached by the Alabama coaching staff, look as good as Alabama looks?

Would the current Alabama players, were they to be coached by our coaching staff, look as bad as our team looks?

If the answer to these questions is in the affirmative, and I think it is, we have to look at our coaching staff, and their CEO, and the CEO’s boss, all the way to the top of the organization.

What are the objectives of our football program? Does the UGA football organization want to be a contender for the national title, and a consistent SEC powerhouse team? Is mediocrity the objective?

The answers to these questions are far from obvious. It seems apparent that our teams, as talented as they are, are not consistently ready to play, particularly early in the season. It looks like our coaching staff has objectives other than winning the SEC, and far from contending on the national stage.

If we measure competence by a “winning record,” or 100 wins, or finishing 2nd or 3rd in the SEC East, our coaching staff is doing fine. If the objective is to fill the stadium, and sell football trinkets, and make money for the school, we’re doing great.

If the objective of the coaching staff is to do well enough to keep getting their paychecks, they’re probably succeeding.

Is there any evidence that the football organization has in mind as a standard anything approaching the level of excellence of the true SEC powerhouse teams, or the true national title contenders?

UGA was exposed in the first half of the “Blackout to Knockout” game against Alabama in 2008, and continues to be exposed against powerful opponents.

While every win is important, is anyone else embarrassed that Georgia fans are celebrating as important, huge victories wins against teams as bad as Tennessee, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss? Has beating only the bad teams become the goal of our football program?

We’ve all seen the coaching staff in Athens pull it together (2007 comes to mind). We all hope the same happens this year – that our boys can run the table, beating everyone, including Bama or the Baton Rouge Boys, and that we can play for the national title this season.

Those of us who remember the 1980 season remember how close some of those games were, and know that we had an excellent team which was lucky to be in the right place at the right time, winning plenty of nail biters.

Anyone who knows much about football knows not to take any game for granted. It really is true that a fired up, bad team can sometimes whip an excellent team which takes the first half off.

Not knocking our players at all with this, but we are far from being an excellent team, and probably not even a good team, although we should be with our talent, and we could easily lose to the likes of Vanderbilt. They, like everyone else, know Georgia is no Alabama.

The UGA football program has problems at every level. These problems will never be solved if the true objectives of our program do not require a standard of competency measured only by the highest of standards.

vinny ocean

October 9th, 2011
10:56 am

@89DawginJAX – Yeah we still won the game and no he didn’t commit those penalties, but if that was a better team we were playing very good possibility that was a loss. You gave a team the opportunity at the end of the game to tie it up. That’s all the elite teams need, an opportunity. UT just didn’t have the talent to capitalize on it. We need to finish a team when we have them down! I want to see a killer instinct in this team. One great thing I saw in the game was CMR going for it on 4th down… twice in one drive. Never thought I would see the day.

Paul Has A Small Johnson

October 9th, 2011
10:57 am

Yea we won the game but once again had to run the clock out to do it priceless

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
10:57 am

RACE for the East? don’t you mean the chance to NOT choke away an easy conference.

JB

October 9th, 2011
10:59 am

“The world is full of NFL millionares…” ??? Uhhhh No.
I am mad that one of the schools in my state can’t play by the rules.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
11:01 am

NCAA Rules? you Dawgs were CRYING like crazy over the AJ Greene thing.
The Dawgs don’t follow the rules. look at all the Arrests. Is that playing by the Rules?

Paul Has A Small Johnson

October 9th, 2011
11:02 am

vinny ocean

Ive notice that if fans raise enough h#ll Richt will do what the fans say

Kicking it in the endzone was one
Ive noticed more runs to the outside instead of straight up the middle

Now were going for it on 4th and 1

I guess everytime now even though I didnt agree with the 1st time he went for it; glad it worked or we know he would have stopped that as quickly as it started

(STILL)2-10 against ranked teams

October 9th, 2011
11:03 am

Enter your comments here

JB

October 9th, 2011
11:06 am

Which university in this state is currently on probation??
The silence is deafening.

89DawginJAX

October 9th, 2011
11:07 am

Hey 69 – Wow, next time make your post a little shorter…I doubt anyone read the enitre entry… and BTW maybe we can’t beat LSU this year but I sure hope we get the chance…this team is good and getting better…each week we are improving…we could NOT say that last year at this time. That improvment is obvious and deserves to be recognized.

Moron Dawg Fan

October 9th, 2011
11:08 am

I agree 89 DawginJax……let’s give Richt a contract extenstion!

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
11:09 am

CSS is showing the UGA v UT game go watch it again and watch how Great the Dawgs are.
The Dawgs are not bad, but still have not played well all year. Played enough to beat some bad teams. That is the fun of Football. You can only beat the teams on your schedule and the ret is out of your hands. So. Carolina looke a lot better with Shaw under center this week. Don’t know it that can last. The rest of the EAST teams have to play good WEST teams. UGA should walk almost Blind to the DOME.

JB

October 9th, 2011
11:10 am

Arrests you say?
At UGA: driving a scooter without a license, underage drinking, etc.
At GTU: beating your girlfriend, dealing DRUGS, etc

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
11:13 am

Who beat their girlfriend? I have to see that one.

Dodddamndogs

October 9th, 2011
11:15 am

Never read so much b.s. in my life.

East Title!

October 9th, 2011
11:20 am

GA has the SEC east wrapped up! Florida is way down and isn’t coming back anytime soon. Ga can run all over that terrible defense. Their offense sucks to with a freshman QB! Ga beats Auburn and wins the SEC east.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
11:23 am

Who do you guys feel about VANDY this week? Vandy put up 24 or more points in their wins but on 3 points in their loses. Do the dawgs see a pathetically easy win or a good game?

MPS

October 9th, 2011
11:29 am

The slightest touch seems to bring Richard Samuel down to the ground with ease. It’s very hard for me to envision him at LB…wouldn’t blockers be able to knock him to the turf immediately?

Snoop Dawg

October 9th, 2011
11:29 am

@JB: Coaching is a lot more than play calling.

Dawg_Mike

October 9th, 2011
11:31 am

Vandy is the only thing we should be focusing on. nothing more.
All you ” we are going to run the table” folks please just calm down.
We have a freshman sensation reciever that is hurt and it seems to me that hamstring injuries never heal, so in the blink of an eye things can change- so please settle down and concentrate on Vandy.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 9th, 2011
11:32 am

Snoop Dawg

The kool-aid bar is open for free drinks I see this morning

I can here it now in January

we are winning it all next year garbage

Dawg_Mike

October 9th, 2011
11:33 am

We also have a freshman sensation running back that will be dramatically better NEXT year.
its obvious that he is not in SEC condition and with another year of training and coaching he will be much better.

Dawg_Mike

October 9th, 2011
11:35 am

Memo to Mike Bobo- watch OU operate and pick up a few pointers. They are a machine.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 9th, 2011
11:36 am

Dawg_Mike

The same SEC conditioning program that saw Moreno taking himself out of play series right

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 9th, 2011
11:37 am

Mike Bobo the one who threw to Charles one time last night

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
11:39 am

Flat Tire coming with the NOT SOLD just yet come backs.
Only at the halfway point.

Snoop Dawg

October 9th, 2011
11:43 am

Flat Tire: I bet you were a National Merit Finalist and UGA recruited you for your brains. We need to keep up the drumbeat about Marjoe Markt Wrecked and Bozo or these double digit IQ folks are going to give them a big salary increase and a long term extension.

Even if we win the SEC East, you have to factor in that we had the easiest schedule in the past 50 years. In spite of this, those that we don’t lose seem to be nail biters until the last minute.

The coaches (except Grantham who was muzzled) have no killer instinct, no eye of the tiger. The players mimick their coaches.

UGA will never win another SEC championshiip until we get a fresh coaching staff in…

This does not mean I”m not ecstatic about the Dawg’s W in the Purina Dog Park last night. They did it in spite of Richt and Bozo.

@69, that was a good, thoughtful analysis of the state of UGA football. Don’t be discuouraged by the Richt Adoration Club.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 9th, 2011
11:44 am

Still@theBAR

I wont be sold until this coaching staff beats FL 2 yrs in a row,
turns the 2-10 against ranked teams around,
wins the east outright and that means not sitting here hoping an east team that beat us loses out to get into the SEC championship
And starts beating top 10 teams instead of having an 80% losing record to top 10 teams

Until then please pass your glass of kool-aid down to the next UGA moron. Im not thirsty

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 9th, 2011
11:51 am

Snoop Dawg

My post to Still@theBAR sums up where Im at as a fan

Also if you go back and look I stated back in the summer on these blogs that we would go 11-1 looks like I will be close

This schedule is a joke this year and actually we should be 6-0 not 4-2 but thats what you get when you have a conservative coaching staff that has to be told by its fanbase to go for it on 4th in inches

Go_Bravos

October 9th, 2011
11:57 am

Glad for the win. Would offer constructive criticism, however that gets one labeled as a traitor, unloyal,not a true fan etc etc. UGA continues to play DOWN to their competition and when they face a very good team they either get blasted or find a way to lose the game.
All comes down to coaching and UGA rarely looks like a well coached team. Please Dawgs don’t choke the rest of the year away like my BRAVOS, still painful to think about the season.
Fredi=Richt???

GO DAWGS

KaliDogg

October 9th, 2011
12:04 pm

UT could not cover us. There were a host of options available in the passing game that are available, even at x and 56 or whatever it was. Why not gain yards. The first down and field-goal spots were not the same. And, while Murray managed a better game, Kellen Moore would have been counting up 4-5 touchdown passes last night. Got to do a better job but I’m hoarse from yelling about Murray (and his “enabler” Mr. Boo Boo).

Great effort by UGA. Todd Grantham for President (of the football team).

RockyFlop

October 9th, 2011
12:10 pm

Tickets for the game…………………….$260
Gas money to drive there…………………$77
Watching the hillbillies leave the stadium…Priceless

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
12:15 pm

for $269 how many tickets did you get? I hope 4 for that price to watch 2 bad teams scratch out 4 FG’s and 2 TD’s.

Dawg48

October 9th, 2011
12:38 pm

I see the cry babies are on here crying about wins that were not up to their standards!

Is ESPN3...free ??

October 9th, 2011
12:42 pm

So the game against Vandy can watched on a laptop for free..?? true..??

http://espn.go.com/college-football/schedule/_/week/7

SEC Fan

October 9th, 2011
12:44 pm

If I were Mark Richt, I would be praying to The Lord that the 1st string FL QB won’t be back for the UGA game. Without him, Rict might luck up and win. If he is back, all bets are off. If Richt loses this one, the recent wins won’t amount to a hill of beans. FL ain’t in the bag by any means.

Bogey

October 9th, 2011
12:50 pm

Bill, I see you agree with my assessment of Richard Samuel. I’ve been saying since game one that this experiment must end. He’s a talented guy so get him back on the other side of the ball where he can help you and himself.

wins-by-a-link

October 9th, 2011
1:04 pm

Nothing wrong with a win in Knoxville and a milestone for Coach Richt in his 100th victory, I thought it was a little strange to sit on a slim lead, Reminded me of Vince Dooley sitting on leads and turning it over to Erk and his boys, Looking at the programs at Ala and LSU and comparing those to Richts at Georgia I have to say that I don’t think Georgia will ever compete with them, Not with present coaching staff.

Fire Mark Richt

October 9th, 2011
1:21 pm

I’m loving what the defense is doing. If you play great defense, wins will come. The offense is still pretty average, but average offense and great defense is the formula that worked for UGA from ‘01-’04.

I don’t have much faith in Mark Richt’s coaching abilities, but I’m starting to believe in Grantham’s.

If Georgia continues this run AND beats Florida, I’ll drop my moniker and advocate another season for Richt. If we lose to Florida…again…then I don’t care what else happens this season. If we don’t beat UF this season, then when? I said that last season, too.

USEagle

October 9th, 2011
1:30 pm

Good coach , great kids 20-12 . We won.

Go Dawgs, onward and upward.

Brain

October 9th, 2011
1:35 pm

Bush league move calling out Richard Samuel like that.

Terry

October 9th, 2011
1:39 pm

Still@theBAR, How did you feel about GT’s 21-16 win at home, again’st Maryland, the same team Temple beat 38-7?

Cabin Bluff Dawg

October 9th, 2011
1:39 pm

Fans , friends, critics, couch Q.B.s ,
The worst play calling wasnt the second and 57…. Bobo was conceding to punt and avoid a costly turnover. BUT the second and goal from the five call to throw it twice in a row was the stupidist crap that always seems to be the norm. We just had gotten 3 yards on first down and made it second down and goal from the five. Why not pound the rock and have at the worst third and goal from the two or so then you have two downs to get two yards. So sick of playing for feild goals and it seems we just have to try and be the Florida State of the old days…..Pound the rock–demoralize the opposing Defense. Give it to the fulback or the tailback and slam it in there……If you throw a pick it comes out to the twenty. If you cant rush five yard in three plays you still have them backed up to there own two or so…..Somebody help with this . Not trying to just pick apart the play calling but we dont have to pass inside the five yard line….PLEASE…. Notice what happened the next time we got to the five… Crowell got it in there on the second try……

destin dawg

October 9th, 2011
1:41 pm

Good win… 100 wins is a real landmark in the SEC….. now we need Malcome to step up and spell Crowell at RB… Zander Ogletree… Figgens… somebody ??? Go dawgs !! beat Vandy !!

kybodawg

October 9th, 2011
1:45 pm

glad to see that the last two weeks chris connely is also starting to emerge.

destin dawg

October 9th, 2011
1:45 pm

Tech tickets are $25.00 each.. and not sold out !!???

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duronimo

October 9th, 2011
1:49 pm

Georgia played another partial game making the score much closer than it should have been. This time Bobo called a good game but Murray kept overthrowing open receivers until he hit one in the 3rd quarter. The pattern seems set in stone. We have the same elite athletes that Bama and LSU but we perform well below their level. That it was a close as it was, was entirely our fault.

destin dawg

October 9th, 2011
1:50 pm

wins with great defense are not always pretty … look at Vince Dooley years with Erk Russell’s Junkyard Dawgs !!!! Todd Grantham the new Sec. of Defense… Go dawgs !!!!

brandon

October 9th, 2011
1:51 pm

Great win, i absolutely love malcolm mitchell, not only is he fast and talented – He’s TOUGH & wants to play every play. HOWEVER, am I the only one who sees Crowell’s lack of toughness and desire to play. Yes he’s talented, but I don’t think there is any question we have a prima dona on our hands and its going to get out of hand if the coaches and/or team leaders don’t get it checked quick!.At one point I saw coach Richt shaking his head in disgust and it was due to Crowell taking himself out again. I guarantee if Richt was honest he would admit this to be a fact, but he doesn’t want to upset his star player. I also guarantee if crowell had picked Alabama over Georgia he would not be doing this – Saban would not stand for this! crowell is worse than Knowshon in wanting to come out of games, but I believe Moreno had much more heart. I’m telling you now this needs to get nipped in the bud, or we will have a Marcus Dupree on our hands. I believe he is doing this because he got away with it in high school, and now he’s getting away with it in college. We need crowell badly but he’ll never be as good as Lattimore, Richardson, or Dyer with his attitude. Please let me know if others see this! My wife who barely even knows what a first down is sees this!

Terry

October 9th, 2011
1:54 pm

What’s sad is coming on here and complaining about a win, just because you can’t complain about a loss, I was taught to always believe in the in possible, that’s how you make them come to pass. I just hope these players don’t come on here with all this negative energy, talk about Vampires.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
2:05 pm

Terry what are you trying to get me to be an energy vampire on Tech when you are calling out energy vampire dawgs?
I feel as good as needed with the jackets 6th win as you seem to feel about the dawgs 4th win.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
2:06 pm

Destin and where do you get the $25 tickets for a Tech game?

Slayer

October 9th, 2011
2:13 pm

Fearless prediction: We beat Bama in SEC Title Game by 10 points! Crowell for Heisman!

Dennis

October 9th, 2011
2:18 pm

Sure is good to have a Defense again! Watch out for Vandy. That would be a shame to lose that one and the Fla game not mean anything.

Terry

October 9th, 2011
2:26 pm

Still@theBAR, I called you out because you are a Troll.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
2:31 pm

Terry
SO! This is a PUBLIC FORUM. I have a right to discuss the game and play of your team.

Terry

October 9th, 2011
2:31 pm

Still@theBAR, It was you that posted your bad teams comment first.

Terry

October 9th, 2011
2:34 pm

Yes, but I’m not the one on the GT blog running your team down.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
2:35 pm

You guys called the VOLS a bad team all week. Then you beat so now it is some great feat? The Only thing UGA did was break the streak of 13 2nd half possessions without a TD. That streak was started right back when the Dawgs did nothing in the 4th qtr possessions.

Terry

October 9th, 2011
2:39 pm

Still@theBAR, Show me one place I stated the Vols were a bad team.

Terry

October 9th, 2011
2:40 pm

They had lost only one game before Georgia.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
2:41 pm

Terry you can’t prove you are not on the TECH blog running down tech. plenty of UGA fans are doing it. AJC doesn’t require One Blog name for one email address. The writers shouldn’t be able to ban posters either. If the post is bad the filters should catch it or the blog monitor should remove it. The AJC is weak compared to 95% of blog forums because they are lazy. The COX girls need to fix that issue.
You call me out, but there a 100’s of Energy Vampires. on the blogs.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
2:44 pm

maybe not YOU but your FAN BASE have been calling the Vols a joke. You can’t be that DIM not to have read it this week. Come on please stop trying to be all high and mighty. You saw the 30-3 and other unfounded scores all week. now after the game you have to admit the dawg fans were making some very crazy predictions and a few were closer and not too far off either.

Terry

October 9th, 2011
2:46 pm

Ask the Tech blog writers then they have records.

Terry

October 9th, 2011
2:48 pm

All I heard last week was how that GT was going to lay the wood to Maryland and how the Vols were going to beat UGA. Well it didn’t happen.

ugaMUTT

October 9th, 2011
2:48 pm

I’m sorry to be so flagrantly inflammatory but are all of you are @$%!ing stupid? Who on here has ever coached a “perfect” game? WOULD YOU EVEN KNOW IT IF YOU SAW IT? Bottom line-we beat Tennessee on their home field for the first time in six years. Thats a quality win. People said before this game that, and I quote, “Tennessee has the best 3rd down conversion rate in the country” “Tennessee is the best passing team in the SEC and top ten in the country” “Neyland is an impossible stadium for the Dawgs not to get blown out at”. Now that we’ve won, in convincing fashion, Tennessee is a garbage team. You are all garbage fans and trolls. This was just another game that proved that 1)UGA has a championship caliber defense 2)The players and coaches are learning how to control a game from start to finish. 3)We still have a young team, and the players will make mistakes (2nd and 57 is a street intersection, not a down in football). So next week, when we convicingly beat the best Vanderbilt team in almost 20 years, that will be b/c they suck. And when we beat Florida for the first time since 2007 in Jax, that will be because they suck also, and Auburn, and Tech, and when we have something like a 10-3 or 11-2 or 11-3 or 12-2 record at the end of the season, I don’t want to see one of you puke flavored, nit-picking, armchair analyst, indian-giving, worthless, disgraceful, disrespectful, greedy, callow, and unworthy Fairweather’s jump back on the bandwagon on here crying “GO DAWGS! GATA! GLORY TO OL’ GEORGIA!” b/c YOU SUCK and are the exact reason why the football climate is so fickle!!!

Terry

October 9th, 2011
2:51 pm

Still@theBAR, What ever makes you feel better, good luck with your team until they play the Dawgs.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
2:55 pm

I do give Stafford one thing. He has learned how to do a pretty good Reggie Ball impersonation this year.

@Terry…….Where did you read Tech was going to bring the wood?
I know Bray is better than Murray.

ugaMUTT

October 9th, 2011
2:56 pm

And you can go back and check my posts. I called a game with a close first half, where uga would go up by 2 TDs in the third and that Tenn would make a garbage TD at the end of the 4th to keep the score respectable. In fairness, I thought the score would be 31-20 Dawgs. I said both teams were emotional teams, and that neither had the experience or character to fight back from a second half deficit to win this one. Well I was about 95% right and I’ll tell you right now that this is a good team, that needs about 2 years to iron out the discipline issues (penalties, attitudes, streakiness due to emotional play) and will be a top 10 team for the next 2-3 years. Mark it. If you’re looking to see if I’m full of %$&, my posts are under UGAmutt, ugaMUTT, and DAWGtired, all on Bill and Mark’s posts.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
3:01 pm

ugaMUTT never coached it. I think there is film on it. i have read about it.

222-0 that is about as Perfect as a football can be played. I think almost every way to score was accomplished in that game. I would say that was close. I am sure there are a few 7-3 type games the were close to Perfect by Both teams Defenses and therefore limited scoring.

GTBob

October 9th, 2011
3:03 pm

So next week, when we convicingly beat the best Vanderbilt team in almost 20 years, that will be b/c they suck. And when we beat Florida for the first time since 2007 in Jax, that will be because they suck also, and Auburn, and Tech

If you want more credit for beating the teams you beat then play better teams. Vanderbilt is terrible. You will blow them out like almost every team would. Auburn and Florida have already fallen out of the rankings which they never really deserved to be in in the first place. GT keeps winning but has played their worst 2 games of the season the last two weeks and looks very suspect at the moment. UGA has only played one good team this season and they handled UGA pretty easily.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
3:03 pm

ugaMUTT…………..Why the need for so many names?

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
3:09 pm

GTBob
Didn’t an All Cupcake Conference team beat AUBURN?
We will see more when Clemson v USC…….Florida v FSU……….UGA v Tech happen to see what the dawgs did in the East by getting to the Dome by the other East teams playing REAL teams from the WEST.
Dawgs get to the DOME and then Don’t get Embarrassed. Wouldn’t that PROVE even in a weak SEC East the Dawgs are good?

ugaMUTT

October 9th, 2011
3:12 pm

I have a different tag on each computer i use so that the filter connects an IP address to an individual postname. It does help keep from having posts swallowed. As for a perfect game, 222-0 was sometime when football was a mere shadow of what the sport has become. I’m sure it was the 8th wonder of the world when it happened (against some team like chattanooga state i’m sure) but you seem to have lens on your glasses @the Bar. Those lens are coated with snarky remarks on a blog board where you intentionally incite ire, b/c no one care to post on the Tech blogs. I’m pretty sure that it has something to do with your penis-envy of Athens. Lack of coeds and a quality football team can do that to a man. Don’t even listen to GTBob…I’ve called that punk out on so many occasions on this board I don’t even know where to start. He was another hater predicting a 37-3 Volunteer blowout, and now that he didn’t get his defeat to troll on us, he must stir the pot of doubt and discontent. We are legit. You are pretenders. See you in November, Bugs.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
3:18 pm

Anybody watching the Carolina v New Orleans game? Cam is doing pretty good and has his team close.

GTBob

October 9th, 2011
3:19 pm

@ugaMUTT, please give me a link to where I predicted a 37-3 Tennessee victory, or any Tennessee victory at all. Plus, what other usernames are you posting as? I can’t recall ever seeing you at all, so please tell me when you have called me out.

ugaMUTT

October 9th, 2011
3:22 pm

The fact that we are playing weaker opponents doesn’t mitigate the fact that we are a quality football team. We didn’t chose for Florida, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, and Tennessee to be in our division this year. Thats how it is EVERY year. We scheduled Boise to baptize these kids with fire and wake them up. It’s worked. We should not have lost to SC, a team that we dominated in every aspect but turnover margin and the big play, and if we hadn’t, there would be a completely different tone on these message boards. And do the shortcomings of the rest of the division have anything to do with the state of Georgia football? No. They are separate institutions, and if we finish the season 11-3 with loses to SC, Boise State, Alabama (in SECCG) and a win against a decent team in the Cotton or Capital One Bowl, does that mean that we were “gift-wrapped” a season? The teams still have to execute and finish the drill and anyone who says otherwise never played a down of football ever.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
3:28 pm

ugaMUTT you have not seen the Talent at TECH lately. We don’t have as many girls as UGA but there are plenty that are very good looking. UGA has twice the enrollment and that percentage of females to males at UGA is HUGE in the opposite as it is at Tech.

ugaMUTT

October 9th, 2011
3:37 pm

My bad, BOB, I mistook you for GT Joe, who was one of the worst trolls I have ever encountered on Bill’s Sophomore slump and What do the Dogs have to Fear the Most articles. I sincerely apologize.

Hairy Perry

October 9th, 2011
3:42 pm

Still@thebar,

I don’t think I have ever seen anyone spend as much time on a sports blog as you, and I have seen some people on here that have way to much time on thier hands. I guess the reason Bobby Dodd
stadium is 50% empty after going 6-0 and being ranked 12th in the country is……………………………………………..Yech’s know thier world will come crashing down in NOV.

ugaMUTT

October 9th, 2011
3:44 pm

@Bar- female yearly enrollment is something like 18000 females to about 13500 males. Yes, that is sweet. 62-38 ratio instead of 33-67 at tech i think?

Hairy Perry

October 9th, 2011
3:44 pm

Oh yeah!, and thier all hanging out in thier fruity loomies on the UGA sports blogs.

Hairy Perry

October 9th, 2011
3:45 pm

Good Afternoon Dawgs!

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
3:49 pm

Harry Fairy I am watching the Carolina v New Orleans game. I was at the Tech game. I have been there for almost every game since 74. How many UGA games you been too?

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
3:50 pm

thier? maybe THEIR. or is it THERE? Maybe They’re?

2010 BCS CHAMPS

October 9th, 2011
3:54 pm

“A sweet night in Knoxville for Mark Richt and the Dawgs”

Yep, beating a team like TN, who won’t make a bowl game, is sweet. It’s been over 2 years since UGA beat a ranked team.

2010 BCS CHAMPS

October 9th, 2011
3:54 pm

Still@theBAR

Yep, and Cam is having a good day.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
3:58 pm

CAM took a huge shot on the Option keeper to like the 2, but he got up and shook his helmet and went back to the huddle.

Long Time DAWG Lover

October 9th, 2011
3:59 pm

When you’ve been eating mush for a long time, even an overcooked, dried-out hamburger tastes great. We’re 4-2 with wins over Coastal Carolina, Ole Miss, Miss. St. and Tennessee. None of them are worth a bucket of warm spit. And we’re onlyl a tad better. Face it. Quit being delusional.

Alabama destroyed Florida in Gainesville. And they’ll destroy whoever wins the SEC E.

We’re a middling team. With all the ravings, one of the most important factors remains unspoken.
We’re in the twenties on recruiting of next year’s class (2012). And we know how poor recruiting plays out: Losses and playing freshman and sophomores to the extreme.

Nothing really has changed except the question of Richt’s longevity.

2010 BS CHUMPS

October 9th, 2011
4:00 pm

I wonder what our record against UGA is the past 10 yrs.

Satisy

October 9th, 2011
4:09 pm

You can satisfy some of the people some of the time but you can’t satisfy all of the people all of the time.

UGA fans…give it a break. Your team won. Enjoy the victory. It wasn’t pretty…none of the past three wins have been pretty. But, if this team can put it together for 4 quarters…we will be on our way.

Besides, we don’t need to be a full strength ’til we play the Water Lizards!

Kenny Powers

October 9th, 2011
4:16 pm

Does Bray have a weird delivery? Isn’t it sort of a side arm motion, or is that just balls thrown out to his right. Not cutting on him, just asking if anyone else noticed this, then again I may be wrong.

Choke

October 9th, 2011
4:24 pm

While it certainly was not creative–and arguably a poor call–I’m not going to fault Bobo’s call to hand off to Samuel on 2nd & 56. Given how poorly we were playing on that particular series, I don’t know that there was a better call. Ideally, if we were a better team, a screen or slant route to gain some yards back would have put us in better punting position. I think the greater concern was averting total catastrophe: like throwing a pick. Of course, while there theoretically were better calls to make, a better team would not end up 2nd & 56.

I agree with another poster; the knock on Samuel was tasteless coming from Bill, especially considering the quality of Samuel’s character. Leave that sort of stuff for the posters.

Overall, Dawgs are looking good. Still a ton to fix. At least in the 2nd half, D was playing lights out; in the first half, it was more bend-but-don’t-break. Jarvis Jones is a beast. Herrera and Gilliard are proving to be excellent ILBs; future looks bright at that position. Chase Vasser was the best understudy for Washington. Drew needs some serious improvement disengaging from blockers, but his hustle is solid; Washington had the same problems the last couple of seasons. Once Drew mastes that art, he’ll be a force off the edge, but don’t be surprised if it takes a couple of years to develop it. Remember, 5 stars ratings–at best–only indicate a player’s potential, not necessarily how good he’ll be coming in as a frosh.

While he’s amazing, Crowell does appear to be a little injury prone. I’d like to see him develop a little more of an identity as a running back, a personality that the offense and team can feed off of. Moreno, for example, would hop up and sprint back to the huddle. W/ Lattimore, he never smiles, and it all looks like straight business, like he’s been there before. Moreno and Lattimore, apart from being excellent backs, were remarkably mature as freshman. I think the identity is something that will come as Crowell matures a bit more and becomes more comfortable with the game.

Carlton Thomas continues to be a nice suprise as a true change-of-pace back.

Branden Smith is playing with ferocity. Even if you don’t break up the pass or make a pick, it’s always better to hit the receiver so hard that he’ll unavoidably have a little more hesitation as the game wears on. That’s what good defenses do. It looks like we’re starting to move toward 2002 form. Aggressive play. Gang tackling. Play making. Tackles for loss. Big hits. Stripping balls without missing tackles. In general, we’re getting more out of our talent, out of every player on the field.

2010 BCS CHAMPS

October 9th, 2011
4:29 pm

“I wonder what our record against UGA is the past 10 yrs.”

I wonder what the ALL TIME RECORD against UGA is?

BG

October 9th, 2011
4:31 pm

GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
4:32 pm

UGA v Auburn is a betting mans Nightmare.
There is debate the overall record from games during the war years, but no matter it is a game I would never bet REAL money on EVER.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
4:34 pm

Right is 6-4 against AUBURN.
One Head-2-Head site had Auburn v Georgia at 50-50-6

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
4:36 pm

Record of Auburn (vs Georgia), 1869-2010

Site First Meeting Last Meeting Games Win % Wins Losses Ties Average Score
Any 1902 2010 106 0.500 50 50 6 15.75 16.64
Home 1908 2010 28 0.464 12 14 2 19.93 19.79
Away 1902 2009 39 0.590 22 15 2 18.31 15.67
Neutral 1916 1958 39 0.436 16 21 2 10.18 15.36

UGA Supporter, Comment Hater

October 9th, 2011
4:36 pm

@1969 Grad – That is the most idiotic, insulting post on UGA Football that I have ever read! To even suggest that the “goal” of our players and coaches and staff is to be “mediocre” is the most counter-productive anti-supporter comment I have ever read. To say that we(fans and students) are content with being a second string team shows your utter and complete lack of football or any other kind of ball insight that I have ever heard of. I could say so much more, but I am totally disgusted with your comments. I would like to see you in a room with CMR and CMB while you accuse them of being totally inept at their jobs. I’m sure we would see some backstrokin’ then.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
4:37 pm

that came out nasty as a cut and paste.

Purity One

October 9th, 2011
4:49 pm

The athletic history of UGA is full of so many sordid, sleazy incidents – dating back to Vince Dooley and continuing through Mark Richt – that it’s impossible to overlook. The school has come to stand for drunkenness and lawlessness, coddling of illiterate athletes who should never have been admitted to college, and rampant cheating by coaches.

UGA and Mark Richt are an affront and an embarrassment to all decent people in this state.

RamboDog

October 9th, 2011
5:07 pm

Hey 2010 BCS Champs (and biggest cheaters in SEC)…UGA will put the beatdown on you losers…and the world will be back like it was before SCAM Newton.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
5:14 pm

RamboDog
What is Auburn guilty of? Nothing proven. I am sure it is easy to PROVE you football players are not smart enough to even clean the floors in the classrooms. Make the UGA players take a TEST in a controlled environment and see what happens. Show what a JOKE the SEC really is and make all the players already on Scholarship actually take the ACT or SAT.

Stephen A. Smith DAWG: Whassup Y'all !?

October 9th, 2011
5:20 pm

Congrats to the Georgia Seminoles on that “big” win on the road vs. Tennessee. The delusional kool-aid base is now convinced that UGA is back and ready to contend for the SEC crown. I would love to see Georgia play Florida’s schedule of having to play Bama and LSU back to back. If that happened that lunatic kool-aid base wouldn’t be feeling as good as they do today. LOL ! But hopefully for their sake Bobo/Richt’s dysfunctional offense win continue to ride the back of a pretty good Grantham defense on to the SEC Championship game to be destroyed by Bama or LSU !! After which Richt will curtly ask for a multi-year contract extension. Hopefully he will be curtly offered one year. And curtly he will refuse the one year extension and resign for a bigger payday at the Ohio St. University or UNC . Peace out y’all !!!

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
5:30 pm

I loved the Gatorade Shower for Richt after this win.
It wasn’t for a game worth remembering but the SID had to go tell the guys that this game would make 100 wins for Richt. Man that just looked Stupid. maybe if Rich makes it to 100 SEC wins it would be a reason to celebrate.

Bill

October 9th, 2011
5:31 pm

Congratulations, UGA players and coaches on a big win. Really, there are people who support you and want you to succeed. Do not listen to the idiots who try to criticize you through this forum. You are the ones in the arena, not those morons!

Run the table

October 9th, 2011
5:38 pm

with this huge upset, Ga can run the table to the SEC east. Florida sucks big time this year so Ga can beat them easy and auburn doesn’t have a very good defense. Ga will play alabama for the sec title.

DawgVoiceofReason

October 9th, 2011
5:40 pm

It’s unfortunate that some people are in drinking establishments making drunk, incoherent remarks on this blog. You know who you are.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
5:44 pm

Will Richt be around long enough to win 150 like Fulmer? You know The Fulmer CUP Richt’s players are working so hard to get changed toe the Christ Richt Cup.

DawgVoiceofReason

October 9th, 2011
5:46 pm

Aaron Murray managed a solid game against the Vols. No interceptions, no turnovers of any kind. He made the big play when we needed him to. All in a pressure-packed, intimidating stadium.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
6:04 pm

I did notice that there were fewer of the regular dawg bloggers on here today after a Big win. i guess they are still at the Atlanta PRIDE Festival and Parade. Get to more sniff’n there are some missed bottoms still out there.

Had to take that shot. You dawgs complain about DragonCon.

Snake Doc

October 9th, 2011
6:07 pm

What a bunch of idiots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A fan

October 9th, 2011
6:13 pm

Still@theBAR is funnier than anything on TV!

And right on the money, too.

destin dawg

October 9th, 2011
6:16 pm

Vandy is next…. one at a time…. Go dawgs .. Beat Vandy !!!!!

Hammerdawg

October 9th, 2011
6:25 pm

Our offense has a lot of talent, too bad we will never know how good they can be with OC Bobo
calling the plays!

North ave. faithful

October 9th, 2011
6:33 pm

I bet most of these arm chair Bear Bryants could’nt keep the gatorade cooler full at a college football gaGOOD GREIF!!!!!

BCS Countdown

October 9th, 2011
6:43 pm

Meanwhile in Atlanta,
Coach Paul Johnson notched his 137th win,
leading 12th Ranked and 6-0 Georgia Tech over Maryland.

Thomas Brown

October 9th, 2011
6:54 pm

# 57 Total Offense …… # 6 Total Defense
# 54 Passing Offense. # 11 Passing Defense
# 46 Rushing Offense # 12 Rushing Defense

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
7:04 pm

#1 on Total arrest of players in the last 10 years.

Reader

October 9th, 2011
7:21 pm

Award Central

October 9th, 2011
7:24 pm

#1 Party School (drunkest students).

#1 in number of Athletic Directors fired for drunken debauchery.

blazer

October 9th, 2011
7:32 pm

OFFICIALS GAVE UGA TWO CRITAL FIRST DOWNS-WORE RED AND BLACK

Spike 80DF

October 9th, 2011
7:32 pm

still@thegaybar, I assume tech is your team by the amount of time you spend on Dawg blogs. Glad to see you guys lead the world in rushing offense like every year. That moral victory will still get you a loss in November like it has 9 of the past 10.

Spike 80DF

October 9th, 2011
7:34 pm

blazer, officials also DIDN’T give the Dawgs a fumble recovery that replay showed Herrera caused and covered up AND they didn’t call the facemask to Boykin on the kickoff return that almost broke his neck. They missed plenty of calls so you just pick and choose the ones you want.

Wayne

October 9th, 2011
7:35 pm

Defense played better, offense still has a long way to go. Blocking is atrocious and IC is looking like himself. AM is not the answer and Richard Samuel is giving it up for the team. If only the other 52 were as loyal and unselfish as Richard. A win yes, but Richt should still go – he is winning against cellar dwellars and will not withstand the Florida and Auburn slaughter I feel is coming. Better luck next year.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
7:36 pm

My name is Spike i feel big calling people GAY. It makes me feel like such a big MAN. Well, until my wife gets home and makes me do her panties and pop the acne on her back.

ca dawg

October 9th, 2011
7:36 pm

the officials also “gave” us 2nd and 57, blazer.

ca dawg

October 9th, 2011
7:38 pm

still@thebar… you just made a gay joke yourself. give it a rest.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
7:41 pm

ca dawg you must read funny. i called the mutt Henpecked. I said some of the usual suspects must be at the Pride festival because we know all the tech people go to dragoncon. Hell they could be in the parade or just watching or shopping.

Spike 80DF

October 9th, 2011
7:42 pm

still@thebar “i guess they are still at the Atlanta PRIDE Festival and Parade” talking about Dawg fans.

now you act offended by my comment, haha…

Pcola-dawg

October 9th, 2011
7:50 pm

here gator gator gator fan. Not sure where you went? I am worried for you. GATA! Sic’em.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
7:51 pm

SPIKE and print the rest of what i said. Selective editing I see.

Still@theBAR

October 9th, 2011
7:53 pm

Pcola-dawg
I am sure he is waiting for the dawgs to back into the SEC CG and have LSU or BAMA do very bad thinks to the dawgs.

DOGFAN

October 9th, 2011
8:05 pm

MIKE BOBO NEEDS TO GO HIS PLAY CALLING STINKS,UP THE MIDDLE IS ALL HE KNOWS,HOW ABOUT SOME SHORT PASSES OVER THE MIDDLE TO KEEP THE DRIVE ALIVE AND KNOCK OUT SOME FIRST DOWNS.

Sess Poole

October 9th, 2011
8:17 pm

You know you’re approaching Athens when your tires start spinning in slime.

Rain delay

October 9th, 2011
8:20 pm

Did Israel Troup hold his water for the whole game, or did he water the grass again?

Virginia DAWG

October 9th, 2011
8:27 pm

Was at the game. Vol fans were respectable, but they are very frustrated. Defensive stats looked good but I am still concerned about the lack of pressure on the QB. D backs obviously were doing a great job to keep the passing yards down. Playing “not to lose” was driving me crazy. If the onside kick had gone UT’s way we could have been looking at a possible different ending. Based on our playcalling we should have just punted on 2 and 57 rather than waiting for 4th down and taking the chance of a turnover. I hate that approach. but I did really like going for it on 4th down 3 times. That really set the stage for the whole game.

ugaMUTT

October 9th, 2011
8:28 pm

levels of D in the SEC right now #1Bama#2LSU#3UGA#4SCAR#5ARK#6VANDY
levels of O in the SEC right now #1ARK#2AU#3Bama#4UGA#5SCAR#6TENN
levels of ST in the SEC right now#1SCAR#2LSU#3Bama#4ARK#5AU#6FL
POWER RANKINGS SEC
BAMA
LSU
ARK
UGA
AU
SCAR
FL
TENN
VANDY
MISS ST
OLE MISS
KENTUCKY
Arkansas gets UGA into the SECCG by default by handing SCAR its second SEC loss. GO DAWGS!!! LSU loses to Bama on the 5th b/c LSU doesn’t have a good offense. Les Miles being crazy will make this game way closer than the stats and strength of these two teams really indicate in the game. Tyrann Mathieu is a mutant. LSU’s title hopes are crushed and subsequently lose a big blowout to ARK to end the season in the Cotton Bowl. Arkansas goes to Sugar Bowl. Bama beats UGA after a close first half, 38-17 in SECCG. UGA goes to Capital One Bowl despite being the 4th best team in the SEC against Michigan/Penn St. Final records: Bama(14-0) ARK(12-1)UGA(11-3) LSU (11-2) SCAR (9-4) AU (8-5) FL (8-5) Vandy (6-7) Tenn (6-7) Miss St (5-7) Ole Miss (4-8) KY (3-9)

indianman

October 9th, 2011
8:30 pm

bart quit crying

ugaMUTT

October 9th, 2011
8:57 pm

gators-charlie weis got you for a paycheck that he isn’t earning. I am sorry you will have to endure another 3 brutal losses this season (GA, SC, AU) in order for you to realize that. There is a reason ND fired him. He is a horrible recruiter and overrated as coordinator, as ND fans I’m sure will tell you. After he graduated Willingham’s recruits he barely broke .500 in three seasons. He never won a bowl game that meant anything and he never beat USC. Muschamp will be done with his lies by late November, and expect the annoucement. Dan Mullen should go back to FL with Chalie Strong under Muschamp. Those two were great Coordinators and they are floundering as HCs. That said, do not embarass the SEC against FSU. They are truly horrible- one of the biggest flop programs I’ve ever seen.

whatever

October 9th, 2011
9:05 pm

The ONLY thing UGA proved is that it could beat a team who’s only wins were against Montana, Cincinnati, and Buffalo. And yet you guys like to bark how awesome the win was?? As for the 4th straight week – UGA hasn’t proven anything – except they can’t beat a Top 20 team.
And what about all the flags?? UGA won with the help of a lot of flags and non-calls. One of the calls would have given TN a 1st down (rather than being 4th down) on the goal line. And one of the “phantom” calls was a 3rd down (would have been 4th) where the refs called TN for holding in the end zone when the ball was not EVEN catchable and was much to the inside of the UGA receiver. But this gave UGA a 1st down on the 1 where they scored 3 plays later.
So all of you Dawg fans like to make excuses for you loss in the 1st 2 games and playing “what if” – well the same could be said about the TN game. The refs were really helping UGA – even the announcers said as much.

daddydog

October 9th, 2011
9:11 pm

There has been several asking “what should have been called on 2nd & 3rd down and 50″? Well considering the cornerback was 15 yards back; you throw to receiver and take the 10 yards, and if he can make cb who was all alone miss would have been a lot more yards.

daddydog

October 9th, 2011
9:19 pm

Good game from AM. Think we need MM nearly as much as IC.

JB

October 9th, 2011
9:22 pm

@whatever: 1. Very few if any people are ‘barking’ about this win. 2. UGA won because of the refs??
what a dumb@ss you are.

Bama Dawg

October 9th, 2011
9:42 pm

I couldnt be happier with the progress of this team. Say what you want about the easy teams we.have played but we did what we had to do to beat them. Am I the only one who remembers how poorly our D played last year? Or how lethargic and uninspired we played? Or how we always ran out of gas at the end of the game? Or how we were the most penalized , undisciplined team in the sec?

This defense is playing incredible and will only get better. Huge improvement.

This team plays inspired football and is winning with ease against the teams we should beat but didnt beat last year.

This team is still playing hard at the end of the game and instead of us running out of gas we are the ones wearing the other team out.

Ive been one of the biggest critics of Bobo in the past but I actially agree with what hes doing. He hS managed to show Florida just the minimum of what we have. We get a lead and then we play conservative enough to not show our whole hand. Id say all bets are off after the fla game. You will see a full 4 quarter offense and from that game on we will continue to use all our playbook.

What needs to be done now is give coach his extension so we can lock down Marshall. Can you immaging the tandom of Crowell and Marshall running the ball, and Mitchelle one year better? We will be a scarey team to play.

GO DAWGS!

Juice

October 9th, 2011
9:49 pm

Bill … you are as dumb as you look,,,could we please have someone/anyone write this blog who knows a little about football…

tripwire

October 9th, 2011
9:53 pm

LSU AND ALABAMA ARE LOSSES,FACE IT!

JB

October 9th, 2011
9:54 pm

@Bama Dawg:
I agree about the defense. If Ogletree doesn’t go down in the 1st qtr of the Boise game we could very well be 5-1 or even 6-0. The good thing though is now the backups have been seasoned and the D is that much better for it.

We need to get Marshall because IC looks a little too fragile. He needs to suck it up!

dbc

October 9th, 2011
10:17 pm

Samuel may not be the best RB UGA has, but he’s put the team first and deserves everyone’s respect. The cloud of dust comment is a cheap shot and just flat out wrong. This young man is a damn good dog. I can’t believe you would belittle him in such a manner. Richt, Bobo, etc are fair game because they should earn a big paycheck — busting on a TEAM guy who’s given it his all is simply the lowest of the low.

Thomas Brown

October 9th, 2011
11:41 pm

Bama Dawg October 9th, 2011 9:42 pm

“Say what you want about the easy teams we.have played”
“Ive been one of the biggest critics of Bobo in the past but I actially agree with what hes doing. He hS managed to show Florida just the minimum of what we have. We get a lead and then we play conservative enough to not show our whole hand. Id say all bets are off after the fla game.”
“What needs to be done now is give coach his extension”
1. We will have beat no ranked team again this season.
2. FL is UNRANKED football team in every poll.
3. Worries you doesn’t it that Mark Richt has no extension to his contract. Hasn’t beat anyone. 29 scholarships for 2011 are just GONE.

tell me again

October 10th, 2011
8:47 am

One other comment – by this time last year we had lost to teams we should have beat….this year we are not losing to teams we should beat and we should have a 5 – 1 record if not for a very bad offensive performance (giveaways) against SC. As for cupcakes and weak schedules – Florida fans should not even get into that conversation because their schedule was a regular baking factory for years with woosie teams to start and end the year. This teams has potential – not to say we are firing on all cylinders because we are not. We have a long way to go, especially on offense. But you have to like what you see on the defensive side of the ball so far. Our run defense is almost freakishly good against the run and it’s hard to hold ANY SEC teams to the kind of yardage we held Tenn. and Miss. St. to on the ground………we’re not winning pretty but not long ago Ohio St. won a NC almost totally on defense. And, of course, with players who were getting free cars, tattoos, jobs, grades, etc.

RGP

October 10th, 2011
6:03 pm

Great win on the road in a tough place Rocky Top U.