Fan talk: Do Dawgs need to quit playing it safe in fourth quarter?

Mark Richt has said Georgia needs to be able to "put it away." (Associated Press)

Mark Richt has said Georgia needs to be able to "put it away." (Associated Press)

As the Dawgs prepare to travel to Nashville for the Vandy game, it’s time to answer some Junkyard Mail. …

Bob Leonard writes: Bill, we’re midway through the season (wow, seems like it’s just flown by) and I’m starting to be optimistic, which worries me since I normally like to under-expect when it comes to the Georgia football program. (Less heartbreak that way.) I think the defense has improved greatly and the offense looks really good in spurts, usually when Isaiah Crowell is in there. But Georgia still doesn’t look like a team that’s quite ready for prime time. What do you think’s missing?

The biggest thing that’s missing, I think, is the ability to put away even a lesser opponent in the fourth quarter. Of course, the situation has improved from last year, when Mark Richt’s Dogs were flat-out getting beat in the fourth because they were plainly out of gas. But the Dogs are still getting outscored in the fourth. Part of it is Mike Bobo’s desire to keep the ball on the ground, avoid an interception and eat up clock. And he’s certainly done that, with a fourth quarter drive against UT last week that ate up more than 8 minutes despite the Dogs ending up fourth-and-56 and with no points. Likewise, against Ole Miss there was quite a lengthy drive that produced no points. But there were also a couple of three-and-outs in the fourth quarter against the Vols and Richt himself noted after the game that puts more pressure on the defense and, “If we’re in that situation again, we’d better be able to put it away.” Bobo at times seems to be playing not to lose rather than playing to win. Down the stretch, that’s not going to cut it.

OkieDawg writes: When Georgia decides to run outside the tackles, they almost always run to the short side of the field which is normally to the left. The RB gets bottled up along the out of bounds and can’t really make any cuts. There are so many big bodies on the outside that there are just no running lanes and our backs run into their own blockers as often as the opponent’s defender. Crowell has the speed, if given the room, to run on the perimeter and turn up field with a couple of moves and make a long run. I know our strong side of the line is to the left, but there is a way to make that the wide side of the field. I really haven’t heard anyone else complaining about us running to the short side. Is this a legitimate observation/concern? And, if so, why do we do it so often?

I think two things are at play here. First, as you noted, Georgia’s offensive line is stronger on the left side, and that’s what running backs tend to follow. Also, though, in the Tennessee game, where Georgia’s penchant for running to the left was particularly noticeable in the second half, I think Crowell’s injured right wrist was a factor.

Allen Kennedy writes: Bill, what do you think about the attitude of the team? By that I mean, do we have the mentality to compete with Bama or LSU should we make it to the SECC. Does this team have the attitude, “Bring it on Bama,” or are they going to be like, “We made it here, we’ll be content with this.” I believe if [Todd] Grantham is more involved, we will dare them to get on the field with us. What do think, by end of year will the Dawgs be mentally ready for an Alabama?

I think you’re jumping the gun just a bit, what with four regular season conference games still to play, one of them in Jacksonville. But I do think this year’s team has a much better state of mind than last year’s. The fact that they didn’t let an 0-2 start derail their season is testament to that. If Georgia does manage to make it to Atlanta, taking on either Bama or LSU will be a daunting prospect, but assuming the team is healthy, I think they’d have good reason to feel up to the challenge.

BJOHNDAWG writes: Bill, Most people want to work at something they enjoy, but once they get home just want to relax and avoid talk of their job. While I know you are a UGA fan like the rest of us, is covering the Bulldogs as a job too much of a good thing and take the fun out of being a fan of UGA? For example, like debating UGA football with your friends and family?

Interesting question. Of course, I don’t actually “cover” the team in the sense that a beat reporter does. I get to write about the Dogs from the point of view of a fan, which is what I’ve been all my life. I also split my time between blogging and working as a story editor at the AJC, so I’m not focusing on UGA all day long. So, no, doing this blog hasn’t taken the fun out of being a fan and I still talk Dawgs with family and friends every chance I get!

Jim from the Class of ’84 (still the best record of all UGA classes!) writes: Whatever happened to Leonard’s Losers? The old original is probably not around, but what happened to him? Wasn’t he a UGA man? I would read those picks every Saturday for the humor and his choosing of losers instead of winners. Has anybody else ever taken over the name and use?

Many football fans have fond memories of “Leonard’s Losers,” particularly in the South. Athens native Leonard Postero, better known as Leonard “Postosties,” was the voice behind the colorful hillbilly-styled college football prediction show, which at its peak was syndicated on something like 1,400 radio stations, including Armed Forces Radio. He also had a Leonard’s Losers column in one of the Athens papers and for a while published a weekly newsletter. Postero also provided the voice of his sidekick, Percy Peabody. He main claim to fame, of course, was picking the losers rather than the winners, but his offbeat nicknames for teams also were memorable. He usually referred to Georgia as the Red Clay Hounds. Postero died in 2001, and for a while the show continued online with Leonard’s “nephew,” but it ceased production in 2005 and the website is no longer active.

Pendar Khosravi writes: Bill, I just wanted to preface this message by saying that you truly are a damn good dog and that I enjoy the passion and emotion that you put into your writing in regards to your beloved Bulldogs. With this said, I have a quick question for you and wanted your opinion on a play call at the end of the UGA vs. UT game last weekend. With UGA leading 20-12, and having just recovered an onside kick at the UT 35, UGA opted to run the ball 3 times to run out some clock at the end of the game. We had gains of 1 yard, 0 yards and 4 yards on the first three downs, putting us at the UT 30 with the clock running down. As we know, coach Richt decided to punt the ball on 4th down and Drew Butler kicked his 4th down punt well into the end zone (I’m guessing to alleviate the concern for a punt return TD) putting UT at the 20 with :18 seconds remaining in the game. My question to you is why do you not attempt the 47 yard field goal in this situation? … If you try the field goal and make it, you’ve automatically won the game and don’t have to worry about hail mary’s or trick play touchdowns going for 80 yards in the last 18 seconds of the game and crazier things have happened (just look at Notre Dame). … Do you not agree that a field goal attempt to win the game would be more beneficial than pushing Tennessee back 10 more yards? Now I understand that there is always the risk of having the field goal attempt blocked and returned, but in my opinion going for the points and the win would have been the smarter move. What is your opinion on this play call?

Thanks! You’re correct that a field goal would have definitely iced the game at that point, but I think considering how little time was left on the clock, punting it into the end zone was the safest call. Had there been a couple of minutes left, a field goal attempt would have been the smarter move.

Casman writes: Bill, It seems like we are “thin” (not much depth) at a lot of positions, i.e. LB, DL, RB, and OL. Seems to be okay at QB, TE, and DB. If UGA has been recruiting correctly over the years, why are we so thin at so many positions? Or is that the problem, and how many kids do we anticipate signing this winter with all of the attrition over the last year?

A combination of injuries and players departing the program unexpectedly resulted in Georgia being ultra thin at several positions this season. And, yes, perhaps not enough recruiting in those areas the past couple of years. The OL is still thin, though with Chris Burnette and Kenarious Gates both semi-healthy now Will Friend can at least do some rotating. And the backups at linebacker have come on so strong that once Alec Ogletree returns the Dawgs will have a surplus of talent there. I don’t know exactly what the breakdown is of players Georgia is recruiting, but you’ve got to bet that offensive linemen and running backs will be in the mix.

Luke Ellington writes: As a longtime Dawg fan, I am ready for our next Uga. I really appreciate what Russ has done for our team and fans, but it is time for the next Uga to be introduced to us. I would like to see the next Uga as a pup and be able to watch him grow into our mascot. I understand there are a lot of things to consider when picking a mascot, but as a fan I think everyone would love to watch Uga grow up. Can you explain the process of picking the next Uga and is there a chance of Uga being a puppy and using Russ until Uga is ready for job? Great job. Go Dawgs! P.S. I can see Uga pup being introduced at halftime of the Auburn game.

Sonny Seiler and his family provide the mascot and they choose the new Uga, who will somehow be part of the same bloodline. No word yet on when Seiler will unveil Uga IX, but the Auburn game seems like a likely choice. Last I heard, they were considering a pup who’s all white except for black around one eye. That would be a first for the Uga line, which has always been all-white, but Seiler seems less married to the all-white idea than in the past, and I actually think a Georgia Bulldog with a “black eye” would look pretty cool. What do you think?

Randy Brock writes: Why did they move the band out of the student section and to the end zone?

Athletic director Greg McGarity thought the band would be audible to more people in the stadium from the end zone, and he’s probably right. They just need to move the visiting band elsewhere (I’ve heard reports they’ll wind up in the old Redcoats spot next year) and move more of the student section around the band.

Bryan Grantham writes: Bill, I want to expand on the student ticket situation. The reason that UGA dried up the secondary ticket market was simple: Student tickets are at a reduced price and subsidized by student athletic fees. I was a senior in 2002 and on Student Government. That year, all upperclassman got tickets but there were only something like 1,000 tickets for the entire 4,000 person freshman class. Thus, not all students who wanted student tickets got them. This was because, in part, students were buying tickets just to scalp them. So, it was not UGA being miserly — it was actually a policy that students demanded. So, we worked with the UGAA to have the policy changed to make it harder for students to scalp tickets. The reason was because not every student who wanted tickets could get them. This worked great in 2002-2008 when the team was good and the demand exceeded supply for students. However, now, it leads to a half empty upper level student section.

Thanks for the background on the decision. I’m sure the Dawgs winning big on the field would take care of a multitude of problems, including student attendance at games.

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me

October 14th, 2011
11:04 am

Michael Carvell is the worst reporter ever for the AJC.

Newman

October 14th, 2011
11:12 am

Just block and tackle.

Still@theBAR

October 14th, 2011
11:17 am

That would Be Mark Bradley. What a hack.

UGA Insider

October 14th, 2011
11:17 am

UGA 52 Vandy 10

UGA Insider

October 14th, 2011
11:18 am

gomdawg

October 14th, 2011
11:18 am

More Points scored better bowl game at the end, yes score as many as we can

UGA Insider

October 14th, 2011
11:18 am

UGA 13 AU 10

UGA Insider

October 14th, 2011
11:19 am

UGA 45 GT 31

Still@theBAR

October 14th, 2011
11:19 am

Take the BOOT off the offense in the 2nd half. If you need help I am sure some UGA students can help.

Joey

October 14th, 2011
11:20 am

Our offense worries me to. Truthfully, though, if Walsh makes his FGs as he hs his entire career, our scoring would look much better, and we probably beat SC in overtime, as their offense struggled and our was on fire.

Richt/Bobo should keep the foot on the gas the entire game, with TDs as the goal.

UGA Insider

October 14th, 2011
11:20 am

UGA 21 LSU 20

It’s my birthday so I can still make wishes right?

MattDawg

October 14th, 2011
11:20 am

Yup we need to quit playing safe in the 4th… one day it is gonna catch up with us.

Still@theBAR

October 14th, 2011
11:22 am

Until the Vandy game UGA didn’t have a TD in the last 13 second half possessions.

MattDawg

October 14th, 2011
11:22 am

UGA with a black eye would kinda fit our team.. Getting very little respect. We have been knocked down, but we are getting back up.

MattDawg

October 14th, 2011
11:23 am

Still@theBar did you mean the Tennessee game?

piermontdawgny

October 14th, 2011
11:25 am

love the “black eye” uga mascot idea…if the D keeps up their outstanding play, the “black eye” is a fitting metaphor…
Dawgs Roll Xtra Large
55-16

Still@theBAR

October 14th, 2011
11:25 am

Yes the other team form Tennessee sorry.

DawginLex

October 14th, 2011
11:28 am

Vandy and UVA are both capable of giving our in state schools fits tomorrow.

Bobdog

October 14th, 2011
11:29 am

I hope the main factor on the selection of the next UGA is to pick a healthy pup. All white is probably preferable, but secondary after losing a couple prematurely.

Vance Duly

October 14th, 2011
11:33 am

Coach Bobo has been married to his playcalling habits for at least the past 2 seasons. This is one rare time that I hope for a divorce. After 1st down penalties of at least 10 yds, we will run the ball at least 80% of the time. Apparently, our best plays for 2nd or 3rd down and 40 or more is a basic run play for 2 yards or less, as well. As far as running to the left goes, I didn’t realize that we HAD a strong side of our offensive line! That’s good to know, though…. GO DAWGS! Play 4 quarters of offense this week against Vandy — we may need that experience in the weeks to come!

Mad Mike

October 14th, 2011
11:36 am

georgia is winning with defense which is what has always happened in richt’s best years. this “failing to put teams away” stuff is bogus. as herm edwards said, “you play to win the game.” georgia is doing what it needs to do to make sure they win the game. and it’s working.

kydawg

October 14th, 2011
11:37 am

I think Big Bad Bruce had some black around his ears as well…I agree…it’s time for UGA IX!!! Go Dawgs!!!

WDE

October 14th, 2011
11:42 am

@UGA Insider happy B’day mine was yesterday…and I’m hoping for a win this weekend !

Still@theBAR

October 14th, 2011
11:44 am

A Dawg HOPING for a win over VANDY? now that is just too funny. That says it all.

Rusty

October 14th, 2011
11:45 am

Most people I’ve talked to agree….

As far as Richt’s job status: Florida is a must win unless we lose but still go to-and win the SEC championship.

Are there people who don’t agree with that?

DawginLex

October 14th, 2011
11:46 am

Aren’t you hoping for a win over UVA?

i don’t get your rant sometimes.

Try a little class and actually add something to the conversation.

Still@theBAR

October 14th, 2011
11:47 am

The only way UGA wins the SEC CG is if Bama or LSU has a Marshall moment on the way to the ATL airport.

Kyle BBA BA '10

October 14th, 2011
11:48 am

I don’t know what Bryan Grantham is talking about–I was a student from ‘05-’10 and none of the students I was around, myself included, wanted the ticket change. When demand was high the only problem was that freshmen had to take their lumps and ask around to find a ticket to the few games they didn’t get.

SGA’s inflated self-importance of course stepped in and saved the day by ruining the soul of the student section just so it was more “fair.” Sure, it was hard to get a ticket to a game like the Auburn or Alabama blackouts, but for the cheaper games, tickets would just be given away to people who would use them.

Still@theBAR

October 14th, 2011
11:51 am

No I Expect a win over UVA.
UGA has to stop the terrible 2nd half scoring. It has been a huge issue most of the year.
Run the offense, burn the clock but you have to keep scoring.

OldFan

October 14th, 2011
11:53 am

I don’t. Go 8-4, and the line on CMR will be he’s pulling the team out of its funk and has the talent to make a solid run over the next couple years. The revenue’s good, the brand still sells, and the national sports media like CMR. So why fire a coach for winning more games and deal with all that disruption?

bill arp

October 14th, 2011
11:56 am

Bobo simply doesn’t trust his QB, it’s easy to see. And quite frankly, nor do I….

All Saints

October 14th, 2011
11:58 am

Only one more day until our weekly pre-game tribute to Saint Jan Kemp, the courageous lady who brought down Vince Dooley and his sleazy remedial studies fraud.

Spanky

October 14th, 2011
11:59 am

“Yes the other team form Tennessee sorry”…team form? Yeah, have another drink!

Joey

October 14th, 2011
12:03 pm

It’s worked the last 4 weeks, Mad Mike. We’ve beaten 4 lousy-to-mediocre teams. No SEC wins for any of them.

Sitting on the ball likely won’t work vs UF, UA, GT.

Cornelius Washington

October 14th, 2011
12:04 pm

Vanderbilt 27, Georgia 24

Can I drive the team bus?

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
12:05 pm

Bill, your answer to the first question was spot on. In the situation(s) so far , the strategy has worked perfectly, but in other different situations in the future, our actions might vary to suit that situation. Not sure why this question keep surfacing as to what might happen if you pound a square peg in a round hole.

LagDawg

October 14th, 2011
12:05 pm

@me. Be careful saying that. I made that comment when Carvell started and now most of my comments don’t get posted. The problem with UGA is not just recruiting at certain positions, it is plane and simple Bobo’s lack of knowledge when it comes to being a OC. CMR revamped the D, and now it’s past time to revamp the O. UGA needs an OC that knows how to break down opponents defenses and make adjustments as the game goes on. One that knows how to call plays.

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
12:08 pm

Joey, why would you assume they would do against UF what worked against Ole’Miss? Isn;t it logical that they would know the differences in those 2 situations?

McDawg

October 14th, 2011
12:10 pm

i’m getting a bad feeling going into this game

why are we all the sudden favorites to win the East USC is in the driver’s seat and w/ that D-i would prefer to remain under the radar

McDawg

October 14th, 2011
12:19 pm

Saban lost another recruit to Pitt–whats going on

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
12:20 pm

This myth that anybody “sat” on the ball against TN comes down to basically ONE play. Up till then Georgia had been running the exact same offense it had been all night and trying to move the ball.

Set up by 2nd and 6 from our own 24 with about 7 minutes left. We ran the ball with our best guy BACK in the game and the play got blown up in the backfield. pretty concersative call in its own, but frankly its a play we should have been (and had been all night) able to pick up a few yards with. Now somebody tell us what is the correct call for 3rd and 11 from your own 19, leading by 14, 7 minutes left and your opponent holding one TO and hadn’t moved it all night. Run up the middle (the ONLY play call that was squarely not trying to lose stupidly) is the right call there, even if none of that was true.

There was no other 3 and outs in the 4th Bill, that not right, because I am certain you are not counting the final seconds of the game.

Mike

October 14th, 2011
12:25 pm

Playing it safe means you’re playing it scared.

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
12:25 pm

Mike, I see you are not a big fan of the “but what if the exact same chain of events were somehow superimposed on a hypothetical situation in some future game” method of counting victories, either.

DIT

October 14th, 2011
12:26 pm

To think about being in the SECCG is delusional right now. Four conference games are still left. We will be favored i only 2 of them and I think Vandy will give us fits tomorrow evening.
I can care less about the SEC CG right now. Just beat Vandy!
Go Dawgs!

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
12:27 pm

Mike, Why would a previously 6-7 team playing a busload of freshman need to be scared.

Mad Mike, see above post.

Lindsey

October 14th, 2011
12:27 pm

Uga with a black eye during the Auburn game…I love it!!! GO DAWGS and Beat Vandy!!!

Macclenny_dawg

October 14th, 2011
12:30 pm

Nothing new about playing not to lose we do that all the time not just in the 4th quarter. We have improved on defense but we are nowhere near elite!!! Until Bobo and Richt show they are not scared to keep playing once we get a lead we will never be elite!!! Murray throwing interceptions is what they are scared of??? He was supposed to be the only sure thing we had on offense coming into the year!!! got to learn to GATA all game not just sometimes!!! Go Dawgs!!!

DIT

October 14th, 2011
12:34 pm

What’s sad is that UGA is suppose to have one of the biggest lines around so we should be able to run the ball down peoples throats. O-Line is still our biggest issue.
Vandy is going to come with multiple variations on Defense. Bobo needs to be ready for some quick passes and screens to go along with some misdirection running plays.
Just my thought

Robinwood

October 14th, 2011
12:40 pm

When any of us on our couches knows what play Bobo is coming to call, then you’ve crossed the line at being unacceptable predictable.

Zoomie

October 14th, 2011
12:40 pm

“I don’t. Go 8-4, and the line on CMR will be he’s pulling the team out of its funk and has the talent to make a solid run over the next couple years. The revenue’s good, the brand still sells, and the national sports media like CMR. So why fire a coach for winning more games and deal with all that disruption?”

I agree. Richt is making the changes that need to be made and the improvements in the program are starting to show. This, coupled with a W-L record of 100-36 (I think), cools off Richt’s seat tremendously. I don’t think there’s anyone else out there who’s going to do any better for UGA right now. Richt’s job is probably pretty safe even if he doesn’t take the SEC East.

Shrimp N Grits

October 14th, 2011
12:40 pm

Altamaha is 100% correct.

Some fans want to score on every play and have no idea about strategy. Our Defense was dominant that night. You’re up by 14 with 7 minutes left. Run the ball, period. That’s just good strategy.

gbal

October 14th, 2011
12:45 pm

Not sure I go for that laying back in the 4th and turning over to the D. Rather keep the foot on the gas, but hey, whatever works. Keep up the W’s

Shrimp N Grits

October 14th, 2011
12:48 pm

Pendar

Why would you try a difficult 47 yard field goal with 18 seconds when you can punt it into the endzone and make UT go 80 yards with no timeouts to get a touchdown and a 2 point conversion?

Some fans have no clue about strategy. Probably the same fans that want to knee-jerk fire anyone and everyone.

You run the ball to eat clock. You play good D.

Ticketmaster

October 14th, 2011
12:48 pm

Playing it safe?

That’s what you call being unable to score points now?

LawDawg

October 14th, 2011
12:48 pm

Bill, I just want to say that as long as you keep writing this blog, I will keep reading. You are a true fan and you actually know your football.

GO DAWGS!

DIT

October 14th, 2011
12:51 pm

@SnG

“Why would you try a difficult 47 yard field goal with 18 seconds when you can punt it into the endzone and make UT go 80 yards with no timeouts to get a touchdown and a 2 point conversion?”

As you stated some have no clue. That was the best decision CMR could have made. Never take that risk.

Some on here have obviously never played the game before.

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
12:51 pm

sometimes you find yourself driving through a school zone at 3:30 pm.

DIT

October 14th, 2011
12:53 pm

On an outside notes, That Nov 5th game between LSU and Bama will be the game of the year. That will be better than the NC game. The atmosphere will be unreal!

Joey

October 14th, 2011
12:53 pm

My assumptions come from watching nearly every play of Richt’s 11 seasons @ UGA.

He’s never “piled on” when ahead in games. In games where we won big, a lot of the points came from the D or STs scoring.

We’re never gonna agree on this, AD . . .

Desert Fox

October 14th, 2011
12:56 pm

Bobo isn’t fooling anyone w/playcalling runs to the strong side time after time. I thought he was setting TN up for some kind of gimmick play reversing field to the weak side. It would have been a good idea but GA’s offense is pure vanilla and hasn’t done anything like that so far this season w/the exception of Boykin’s end around vs BSU which went for a TD. Sure would be a pleasant surprise to see some imagination on offense at the right times as the mad hatter does at LSU. Instead of being on the short end of the stick as seems GA ends up on when it comes to gimmick plays would be refreshing if Bobo pulls one out of the bag once in a while to keep the opposing D off balance. Right now most everyone that GA plays knows the dawgs will either run up the middle or to the left. Thats fine as long as its working but ask IC if he thinks its worth the pounding he takes if it leaves them short of a 1st down. I’m sure it goes through his mind as well as the rest of us to add a play or two that reverses the field when you least expect it.

Joey

October 14th, 2011
12:56 pm

“This myth that anybody “sat” on the ball against TN comes down to basically ONE play.”
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Wouldn’t you call the meaning of “going ultra-conservative in the 4th quarter,” basically the same as “sat on the ball?”

Richt said that, not me.

gbal

October 14th, 2011
12:58 pm

To be honest, I rreally didnt think we went all that conservative in the second half VS UT. There at the end with the three plays after the onside kick, I think running the ball was the thing to do. Kill Clock at that point in the game and not risk a TO. We had driven the ball for 8 minutes on a previous possession. I thin at that point lat with 8 pt lead, and the D playing lights out for the night…. Try to kill clock and turn it over to the D.

The Miss St game the previous week however, going conservitive in the 3rd Q and no points in the half…. not for that. Should have turned it over to Mason in Q3 of that one and told the O to put the petal down. Missed chance to give Mason some conficence and hope!.

Joey

October 14th, 2011
1:00 pm

Hey Desert Fox, Boykin ran his 80 yarder vs Boise to the weak side. Unfortunately we haven’t tried it a second time . . .

dap01

October 14th, 2011
1:02 pm

CMR: Please help Bobo during the game.

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
1:05 pm

NO he didn’t. OR I’ll say I never read him saying that. I never really read that entire quote in context to be honest. My perception of what he did say was he was dispointed at what happened in that specific situation and not being able to pick up the 1st down. I do not believe that he wanted the ball Thrown on that 3rd and 11 from his own 19 in that spot. He’s got a headset, he could have interviened if so. It’s not “ultra conservative” if it’s the only logical play that (anybody) would have run right there.

And I was talking about the myth that Georgia sat on it for the quarter. AS I pointed out it was ONE play.

DIT

October 14th, 2011
1:07 pm

Maybe Bobo will come down with the flu for the rest of the season so CMR has to go back to calling the plays. I like Bobo, but as a QB coach only!

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
1:09 pm

So based on your observation for the past 11 years, you are predicting that Richt will try to build a lead against UF, Aub, and GT and then sit on it?

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
1:10 pm

Why do you like Bobo as a QB coach, DIT?

JAWJeRDAWG

October 14th, 2011
1:11 pm

AltamahaDawg 1:05 pm

Not that you need any confirmation, but I agree with that.

Frank Lane

October 14th, 2011
1:11 pm

Bill I disagree with you on the punt. Should have tried a field goal. A miss would have still left Tenn in their own territory with only 18 seconds left.

Joey

October 14th, 2011
1:12 pm

Okay, here is what I read – he didn’t say it exactly like that, Bill did. But Richt essentially said the same thing, right?

“But Bobo going all ultra-conservative again in the fourth quarter frustrated even his boss, who said he wished they’d handled it differently after Georgia got the ball back with just over 8 minutes and only burned a couple of minutes, going three-and-out playing it safe on the ground. That “pretty much put more pressure on the defense there,” Richt said. “If we’re in that situation again, we’d better be able to put it away.”

Godawgs

October 14th, 2011
1:19 pm

Fire Bobo!! He was not a good player at UGA and he is a even worse coach. Fire him!!

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
1:22 pm

again that’s somebody interpretation. THEY used the term ultra conservative. But whatever, it’s one play. You know darn well that’s not the perception that is getting promoted here. That they sat on the ball all quarter.

I have absolutely no doubt he did not like the 2nd and 6 getting stuffed behind the line. I know I didn’t. especially sionce it shouldn’t have based on the game up to that point. So you read him to be saying had we only called some “other” play , we definetely would have picked up a first down. I read him to say we needed to convert that.

Dirty Dawg

October 14th, 2011
1:25 pm

Bill I gotta say, even when you’re ‘featuring’ fan questions you manage to be pessimistic…what’s the deal, is Munson your Daddy or somethin’?

We run to the ’short side’ – which is typically away from the defense’s strong-side – because with pulling guards and tight-ends in motion you hope you’re gonna out-number the defenders. Running the other way means heading into the strength of the defense and more tacklers – get it?

Not going for the field goal at the end last week was, pure and simple, to avoid the one way we could get beat – a blocked FG. I’m sure we didn’t actually intend to kick it into the end-zone but I’m also sure Butler was told ‘better to have a touch-back than a blocked punt’…plus their QB was out and our defense was likely to get ‘er done with 18 seconds left and at least 80 yards to go.

As for being conservative in the second half – didn’t exactly notice that in the third quarter, did we? – mistakes killed us, particularly in the SC game and to an extent in the BS game, so what’s so wrong with letting our, potentially, shut-down defense protect a two-score lead? Now, of course, that leads us to the biggest question on the list, the lack of running-backs? Dammit, Crowell ain’t gonna stand up to running the ball 20-25 times a game, he’s just not built for it, let alone having the guts for it. We’re just another ‘ding’ away from having to rely, totally, on our 160-pounder and/or our ‘one yard and spray of grass’ young men – as much as I like and respect both of ‘em, they need help…we need help. Why not Malcome? And again, as I’ve been preaching for months, why in hell don’t we try the kid from Camilla, Scott-Wesley? From all reports he’s got the size and speed ideal for the position. What’s the problem, is he not ‘tough enough’ either? I’d just like to hear, one way or the other, who else on this team is capable of carrying the ball – besides our fast DBs on reverses and such?

JB

October 14th, 2011
1:27 pm

I’m encouraged by the play of the defense, but the stats have been built up by playing and beating 4 very average non ranked teams. I’m concerned, as all are, we have played two ranked teams and lost them both. I feel like if we played Carolina at this point in the year, we would beat them, but football doesn’t work like that. The year will play out for us against Fla, Au and Tech. Win those three, and the Bulldog nation will feel pretty good. Lose all or even 2 and the masses will feel like the progress is to light felt.

DawginLex

October 14th, 2011
1:29 pm

Bobo is not a good but he is a great QB coach and recruiter and should remain on staff in that capacity IMO.

He is an average OC and lacks the feel for the game that Richt does.

It is Richt’s team

If Richt comes back next year, Richt needs to go back to calling plays.

DIT

October 14th, 2011
1:31 pm

@ AltamahaDawg

He’s a good recruiter, not so much as a coach

DawginLex

October 14th, 2011
1:31 pm

GoDawgs

and Bobo was a dam good player when healthy and remains a DGD

You don’t lead a team to 10-2, beat Spurrier and set a bowl record for completions and completion % that still stands today if you are lousy as you say he was.

JB

October 14th, 2011
1:31 pm

Speaking of a Richtism, When have we ever…and I mean ever tried to run the offense to get a first down when we have a small lead and we get ball back with say 2 to 4 minutes left to ice the game. It’s ALWAYS three running plays into the line and punt. always.

DawginLex

October 14th, 2011
1:33 pm

JB

Mot always, just recently because our OL has been lousy and he couldn’t count on them to get the 3rd and 2 or the 4th and 1.

Remember Clemson in 2002?

4th and 1, late in the game, went for it and got it. Took a knee.

Been awhile hasn’t it?

JB

October 14th, 2011
1:35 pm

At the end of the year if we are 8-4, Richt will declare the year a success. Sad but true. He’ll say we had a young team( true) and were thin at many positions( true) and had to play way too many freshman. I can already hear him.

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
1:37 pm

How is Bobo a great QB coach? Many of the things people blame on Bobo’s “play calling” are a direct result of the decisions his guy make at the line.

JB

October 14th, 2011
1:39 pm

Lex, I like to see coach’s “surprise” in that situation and Richt use to do it, like play action and roll out and hit the TE for 7-8 yards on First down…Then run for 2-4 yards and a first down. We punt with 4th and 6 after 3 trys up the middle.

Joey

October 14th, 2011
1:41 pm

AD, I took it as Richt didn’t like the 3-and-outs, but whatever.

You asked for a prediction on the UF, UA, and GT games. Here goes:

If UGA gets two scores up in any of those three games, our OFFENSE will not score a TD, unless the other team scores.

What I am saying is with a lead, we will play it conservative. If the game gets close, we take more shots at TDs.

LagDawg

October 14th, 2011
1:43 pm

If Bobo was a better QB Coach and OC, he would have faith in his QB and if the current QB can’t get it done, move on to the next guy. Mason and LeMay’s arms are stronger and the ball moves with more velocity. Murray’s arm is weak and he tries to force the ball too much. If the WRs are not open, throw the ball away.

UGA Insider

October 14th, 2011
1:45 pm

JB @1:35

Well said, CMR I think will keep the job even if we lose to UF and or GT/AU. Adams is happy with the money that keeps rolling in and CMR is a nice guy. I think McGarity has his guy picked out (Chris Peterson) and hopefully he will stay at Boise until CMR retires. Probably after 2012. I am 100% sure there will be no change anytime soon which is fine I guess.

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
1:45 pm

JB, freind. That is really reaching out there to declare how much you hate to hear some made up comments about a hypothetical outcome in the future.

How about joining us here in the present time and just enjoy the moment.

Saban

October 14th, 2011
1:52 pm

Vanderbilt 66 Dawgs 3

JB

October 14th, 2011
1:54 pm

It’s, “friend”……and I’m not reaching, I’ve just been listening to the guy for 10 years, and you get a feel for his “coach speak”.

Burma Shave

October 14th, 2011
1:58 pm

Vandy can do it
The dawgtards lose
Keep paying me millions
Mark Richt coos

BURMA SHAVE

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
2:00 pm

And I’ll predict if anyone of those teams gets a big lead on us, THEY will go into a more conservative mode of thier ball handling until they feel the need to change.

DawginLex

October 14th, 2011
2:01 pm

That idiot Saban
Is a Loser Tech Tard
Blogs over there
Shows Tech card

DawginLex figured it out

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
2:08 pm

No problem. You just don’t want hear those things you call (true) and (true)?

Joey

October 14th, 2011
2:09 pm

Maybe, since Myer is gone. PJ will score as many as he can.

Did you watch the OK-TX and LSU-UF games last week? Stoops and Miles never considered easing up.

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
2:13 pm

So you consider the ability and state of the Georgia team to be on playing par with LSU and Oklahoma right now?

JB

October 14th, 2011
2:14 pm

Altamah, true, I don’t want to hear them in year 10. Derek Dooley can say that. Richt should not be saying them, in year 10 that is…..And we haven’t been under performing the last few games, we’re going on years, not games….and the guy is the 8th highest paid coach in Division 1.

old time dog

October 14th, 2011
2:14 pm

Sill @ the Bar boy> You spew verbage in volumes but it is doubtful you have much football knowledge whatsoever. UGA may develop into something your mighty, mighty GT team can’t handle. At any rate, you are consistent. An idiot every time.

Well....

October 14th, 2011
2:16 pm

O CORD!

October 14th, 2011
2:22 pm

Please tell CMR to get us an O CORD! Charles has ONLY 2 catches per game since the BO.ST. game..He and Whtie should be tearing LB’S apart.

DAWGMAN

October 14th, 2011
2:24 pm

Expect mediocrity and you will get it. Players look to the coaches to take their cue on what to expect.Coaches look to their ADs. Our AD says its how you finish the season. I believe it’s how you start the game. That means first game, homecoming, or the Tech game depends on how well you’ve been prepared to win the game. Our coach has said this season that he had no confidence in his coaches game plan for a game. He expected not to win. He showed up that way.
Old Dog expects 8-4. I believe coach does too. I believe he hopes for it.
What could be more disruptive than the players taking their cue from a set of coaches that receive their cues from a boss whose expectations are foreign to successful Georgia football. That’s right. Success means winning the conference. Nothing less. Georgia football is already afflicted with low expectations. It has been for a while. Its author has had to come up with the notion of the Dream Team to quiet the unruly, to maintain the revenue stream, to sell the brand, and to continue to appear to be above it all to fascinate the national sports media who produce the Kool-Aid flavors of the week.
This is destructive of winning Georgia football. This preaches the love of money. No preaching is better than that. Give these young men something to believe in. Give these young men a demonstrated expectation of winning. Give these young men a good game plan. Give these young men the Belief that they can win.
Anything less is far, far less than they deserve.
And $3+ million is far, far more than coach deserves.
The disruption is continuing on with this mess.
Amen and amen.

SSIgator

October 14th, 2011
2:28 pm

Is the UGA – Vandy game on tv this weekend? I checked the Comcast listings, but they do not show it. Oh, wait. I forgot to check the Comedy chanel. Oh, yeah. It is on after all.

ITP Dog

October 14th, 2011
2:30 pm

I think Fox SPSO SSIgator

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
2:30 pm

You are right JB, it shouldn’t happen. It’s very hard to explain why it does. It shouldn’t happen to Derek Dooley if he is around a decade, but it will. It certainly happened ot his daddy.And any coach that is around long enough. Just hard to maintain the right mix of classes every year after year I suppose. Should be the nice plotable progression of getting better every year till maxing out at 10-14 wins and being right there for as long as coaches are at a program.

That why fans hate it so much. It “shouldn’t” happen. I know I hated it. Which is why I am so puzzled to hear our fans now not wanting to hear about the good things now that we are headed back up in the cycle. That would seem to be a good thing to me.

Whaw!

October 14th, 2011
2:34 pm

Auburn 94 Florida 3

DawgTrue

October 14th, 2011
2:42 pm

Fire a ooach with a 100-36 record? An AD who would do that would be fired … and should be! Mark Richt is Georgia’s coach for years to come. And should be. If you think there’s anyone out there who’s available who could do better, then you need your head examined.

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
2:48 pm

Nope. But I do think he scores as much as he can within the confines of what he thinks is the best way to win a ballgame. (and I understand you do not like his definition of that). It’s really sort of pointless to compare one game to another though. Unquestionably , apples for apples, other coaches have a different philosophy than Richt.

BUt if you must, I am positive if he had an Oklahoma or LSU caliber team, he would have scored more points this year too. And If Stoops Or Miles was walking the tightrope that Richt is this year, they would have scored less.

The real critisism is NOT having those caliber teams. You sem to be a lot more confident than myself in our ability to just turn on the scoring at will.

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
2:49 pm

Wow, cool trick. How did you do that?

JB

October 14th, 2011
2:50 pm

Richt could always turn to politics. Like this president we have now, he has legions of people who adore him for absolutely failing to due his job after many promises it would all be better.

JB

October 14th, 2011
2:51 pm

s/b “do” his job.

JB

October 14th, 2011
2:55 pm

But, I do think we are “one” million dollar a year top notch OC away from being in the dome on a regular basis. The play calling and the ’staleness” of our offense is pretty poor to be a ‘football” school.

JB

October 14th, 2011
3:01 pm

I do think the big difference in the impact the 2 freshman RB’s at UGA and Clemson have had on their teams is the play calling. Dabo went out and hired a stud as OC and it’s paying off, along with that stud freshman they have. The guy up their knows how to use him, unlike Crowell, who has been flashy at times, but has been given very little opportunity to get the ball in space as the guy at Clemson has.

Dawglasville

October 14th, 2011
3:03 pm

Bobo was one of the most underrated players to ever play at UGA. He had a great senior year.

G-Dawg

October 14th, 2011
3:10 pm

Gayterd trolls are like herpies…they disappear on these blogs after a few bad losses..but you can never get rid of them!! LOL

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
3:11 pm

except JB to me the average Dawg fan has a lot more in common with the average citizen when it come to the president. They are looking at all the variablse and specifics to determine if they think what he is doing is positive goinf forward or not. I don’t know a single person in love with eitehr one for such banilites as “not doing thier job”.

In your anlogy, the blind Obama followers are in the minority, sort of like the folks who had decided they want Richt fired no matter what and stuck in that agenda.

G-Dawg

October 14th, 2011
3:11 pm

Bobo was successful his senior year because of his stud running back that carried the team!!

(STILL) 2-10 against ranked teams

October 14th, 2011
3:12 pm

I’d just as soon not win the SEC East…..only to get OBLITERATED by Alabama and LSU. Then all the Richt lovers can say we’re “SEC East Champions”…..and he gets to keep his job for another 10 years of mediocrity……tough being an Atlanta or Georgia sports fan these days!!

(STILL) 2-10 against ranked teams

October 14th, 2011
3:16 pm

DawgTrue….I’m sure there are plenty of coaches out there who could do better than 2-10 against ranked teams the past 6 years

take off your Richt colored glasses

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
3:16 pm

Actually, that sounded exactly like an Atlanta sports fan to me.

(STILL) 2-10 against ranked teams

October 14th, 2011
3:20 pm

yeah….AltamahaDawg……Atlanta fans accept and celebrate mediocrity

We are what we are….I guess

MarineDog

October 14th, 2011
3:29 pm

I think the staff feels that if can get a 2 score lead early the defense can hold that lead for them. I think they can score more points as evident in the SC game. All 42 points were score by the offense, but 28 points were also giving up by the offense and special teams. The staff does not want to lose another game becuse of bad decisions by the offense, whether it be the qb or the receivers tipping balls in the air. I really believe that he has a lot more in the playbooks that’s being saved for the Fl game, which has the potential to decide who wins the east. Fl will beat SC. We just have to beat Fl and that’s where he’s going to show us a whole lot more of what this offense can do. Can’t reveal too much for the scouting report prior to that game. We will have all our heavy hitters back and a week off to better prepare. Win this game against Vandy this weekend and the Fl game will prove to be huge. Fl’s coaching staff knows this as well. But if they lose to Auburn this weekend, the best they can hope for is to be a spoiler for either SC or UGA. SC is going to lose again; maybe twice.

Joey

October 14th, 2011
3:31 pm

Of course not. But, talent-wise, UGA vs UT was probably close to the differential between OK vs TX. We could have scored many more points in our last 4 games.

So you think Richt scores as many points as he possibly can?

Athens= God's Country

October 14th, 2011
3:43 pm

Joey

LSU ran up the score by RUNNING THE BALL.

harold

October 14th, 2011
3:50 pm

ARE UGA FANS CONTENT WITH RICHT NOT IN THE SEC TITLE GAME FOR SIX YEARS IN A ROW. I SAY NO!

Athens= God's Country

October 14th, 2011
3:51 pm

WHY DO YOU CARE ABOUT UGA FANS, HAROLD?

38 Yardline Dawg

October 14th, 2011
3:53 pm

I’m sure the Gators are just planning to give up after the first half this year, if the Dawgs are ahead on the scoreboard. So sure, why even bother with a second half gameplan?

I mean, look how nice Urban Oscar-Meyer was to us in the second half of his last couple of games in Jacksonville. He even let the second string play some. Nice, huh?

Dripping with sarcasm,
38

WDE

October 14th, 2011
3:56 pm

Well I for one don’t give a hoot, that we didn’t do this or didn’t do that in the 4th quarter we got the “W” and that should speak for itself.

DIT

October 14th, 2011
4:06 pm

I’m with you WDE, Just win!

meh

October 14th, 2011
4:11 pm

I think you gotta keep putting it on your opponent until that last second ticks off the clock. This is SEC football, if you ease up at all it could come back to bite you in the hind end.

Snake Doc

October 14th, 2011
4:24 pm

How about the CEO and his band of merry men field a team that can actually beat a quality opponent first.

Well that ain’t never gonna happen so the rest is just mindless blather from a bunch of infantile boneheads!

Snake Doc

October 14th, 2011
4:26 pm

Richt colored glasses. Now thats funny and ain’t too far from the truth as far as the apologists and excuse makers are concerned.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 14th, 2011
4:31 pm

Yea who cares if we are conservative we got the W right

Yea it doesnt matter that you run a conservative offense against 4 sorry defenses until you play a good team

Boise comes to mind

oh yea

We went conservative; the defense stayed on the field too long, and Boise began to pull away in the 3rd Qtr

Oh and coaches like Boise show they dont start to run the clock out when they are up by 10

they try to put you away until the game is over

But hey we are on our way to another “10 win no one outside of UGA fans cares season”

And the conservative play calling lives for another season next year too

fRANK

October 14th, 2011
4:32 pm

Switch to Hutson Mason and we won’t have no QB problems.

Murray is just awful.

DroopyDog

October 14th, 2011
4:45 pm

What’s killing us is turnovers.

LSU & Bama lead the country in turnovers lost of offense.

Aaron Murray has to settle down.

Beating yourself with lost turnovers is not what champions do.

Rilo

October 14th, 2011
4:49 pm

On the 1st question (re:Running to the short side of the field) the answer is YES. This is Bobology 101. He LOVES the short side more than Jenkins likes to eat, If any team did a pattern analysis on Bobo he would be SOOOO easy to figure out that teams would be able to baffle this offense on 50-70% of our drives. Wait……that’s exactly what has happened.

DroopyDog

October 14th, 2011
5:02 pm

Crowell in 4th quarter:
3.6 yards per carry, long run 15 yards, 1 td

UGA is getting outscored again in the 4th quarter like last year, 35 to 32 points. Dominant in 1st quarter, close in 2nd, dominant in 3rd, losing the 4th in scoring.

Probably conditioning. Crowell especially looks exhausted in the 4th quarter. But a lot of guys grabbing their knees.

Snake Doc

October 14th, 2011
5:02 pm

Just like a bonehead. Always, and I mean always its blame a player or group of players. Doesn’t matter that the CEO is not a coach, its always a players fault, the referee’s fault, a Tsunami in Japan, a hurricane, Bush’s or an earthquakes fault that UGA stinks.

Its never the spray on tanned, orange CEO’s fault!

Once again a bonehead shows its lack of intellect.

ATLnative

October 14th, 2011
5:02 pm

I’d love UGA with a black eye – GATA!

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 14th, 2011
5:05 pm

Snake Doc

LoL

Yep its the players fault

Whats funny is I didnt realize 2-8 vs FL was because we had these same players for 10 years

Jordan

October 14th, 2011
5:20 pm

RamboDog

October 14th, 2011
5:48 pm

SSIgator, welcome back! I know it must be tough to get back on a Blog after the a## kicking ya’ll have taken last couple of weeks. UGA has a ways to go, but certainly counting the Gators as one in the WIN column this year. Ya’ll suck…

Better crawl back in that hole, and guard your little babies…”everyone” is getting some of that gator tail this year !!!! hahahahahahaha

Snake Doc

October 14th, 2011
5:49 pm

My fish pooped in his aquarium, has to be why UGA and the CEO stink!

RamboDog

October 14th, 2011
5:52 pm

SSIgator, wow…you guys are on tv again, more to be ashamed of!!! It just keeps getting better and better…see your gay self in Jax (man it stinks there)…LOSER!

2-10 against ranked team

October 14th, 2011
5:54 pm

Like I’ve said before

Mark Richt = Mike Smith

’nuff said

(STILL) 2-10 against ranked team

October 14th, 2011
5:58 pm

Don’t get ahead of yourself there RamboDog…..beating Florida this year wouldn’t be saying much as bad as they are….

Still too early to count it in the W column…..if recent history has any say in it.

If Richt somehow manages to get UGA to Atlanta early December….it’ll be like throwing “Christians”(that would be Richt, pun intended) to the lions (either LSU or Alabama)

RamboDog

October 14th, 2011
6:05 pm

This UGA team will win out, and make the SEC game. They can beat LSU, probably not Bama. You are a Tech troll… they will go down again this year. Be gone troll.

Niceville Dawg

October 14th, 2011
6:08 pm

Article in Athens Banner online….an interview with Crowell.Titled,Notebook:Crowell still adapting to SEC toughness.When asked about all the nagging injuries he responded with this.”I didn’t want to get banged up while I’m here.It’s just…I don’t know….” WHILE I’M HERE….REALLY???This guy has played 6 games and is already thinking about staying healthy for the next level??Am I reading into this wrong?Did anyone else see it?Just checked it again and it has magically vanished.

Joey

October 14th, 2011
6:10 pm

ATHENS= GOD’S COUNTRY, I don’t care which of the phases of the offense is working. Just don’t stop what is working.

I don’t dislike Mark Richt. I would rather him stay, and get a “Grantham” for the offense. An OC who can determine what offensive schemes best suit our QB, RB, current OL, etc.

Not one that blindly runs the same offense, no matter what skills each possess. An OC thats(trictly for example), envision Cam Newton (when in high school) as a dynamic, spread, run and pass QB, that could lead UGA to the Big Game. Not as a player to be turned into a TE.

It’s a shame that so many highly regarded HS players come through here on their way to a successful NFL career, and we get so little out of them here.

AltamahaDawg thinks we have so much less talent than LSU and Oklahoma. I ain’t taking the time to do it, but I’d sure like to see what their last 4 HS classes ranked, compared to ours. That might open some eyes that aren’t entirely open at this time.

My take is that Stoops and Miles have better staffs than ours.

But, it is what it is.

Go Dawgs!

bill

October 14th, 2011
6:16 pm

All I want before I die is to beat Florida again, and to have SOMEBODY offer Bobo a head coaching job…

Dawg89

October 14th, 2011
6:19 pm

Leonard’s Loosers – A blast from the past. God rest his soul.

Bob

October 14th, 2011
6:23 pm

Whomever the apprentice that wrote this article…thanks for including the one on Leonard’s Losers. I enjoyed his commentary and wondered what had happened to him. Dawgs squeek by Vandy, 28-21.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 14th, 2011
6:23 pm

RamboDawg

Wow you think this inept coached offense can beat LSU

Bud you must have visited the kool-aid bar today and then hit the bong when you got home today

Kool-Aid Follies

October 14th, 2011
6:36 pm

At least three teams in the SEC can whip UGA by thirty points. And you all know it.

Have some more Kool-Aid, folks.

aarh

October 14th, 2011
6:37 pm

I don’t understand the lack of depth comments in the question. We do seem to lack depth on the O-Line & at RB. Earlier in the yr. it was thought that ILB was one of the areas where the team could least afford an injury, but the back ups have performed really well, & they’ve already gotten back Christian Robinson, & are set to get back Alec Ogletree as well. Doesn’t sounds like they lack too much depth to me. Even on the D-Line we have 2 Noseguards…as compared to 0 true Noseguards last yr., which has opened up opportunities for everyone else to play well also. I believe 2 yrs. ago UGA lost about 5 D-Lineman that all were drafted in the NFL. So, they lost quite a bit of talent there, & didn’t have the true NG that they have an abundance of now. They just seemed to lack experience there last yr.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 14th, 2011
6:56 pm

aarh

You answered your own question

We have depth at defense because we have a defensive coordinator that seems to know what to do

We lack depth at offense because we have an Offensive Coordinator that doesnt know what he is doing

Good managers see down the road and prepare for the future

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
7:03 pm

Joey, now you wouldn’t be changing the discussion and putting words in my mouth just a tad, would you?

If not, I admit I completely misunderstood your earlier posts to be a explaination of Oklahoma having a better overall staff. I could have sworn you were talkiing about a specific philosophical question in Mark Richt’s strategy, particularly as it applies to the past few games.

No matter, you know I value the exchange.

The Kool-Aid factory is working 24/7, but they're falling behind

October 14th, 2011
7:35 pm

If Georgia does manage to make it to Atlanta, taking on either Bama or LSU will be a daunting prospect, but assuming the team is healthy, I think they’d have good reason to feel up to the challenge.

No more Kool-Aid for you, it’s already destroyed your brain.

Ga Wins

October 14th, 2011
8:04 pm

Article in Athens Banner online….an interview with Crowell.Titled,Notebook:Crowell still adapting to SEC toughness.When asked about all the nagging injuries he responded with this.”I didn’t want to get banged up while I’m here.It’s just…I don’t know….” WHILE I’M HERE….REALLY???This guy has played 6 games and is already thinking about staying healthy for the next level??Am I reading into this wrong?Did anyone else see it?Just checked it again and it has magically vanished.

I think you’re absolutely right, this at least the second time that Crowell’s comments have inferred that he is seemigly more concerned for his future marketability than playing for the team.

Why can’t we recruit more players that see playing for Georgia as opportunity to play for something more than a stepping stone to the NFL.

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
8:16 pm

The original thought factory must be on partial shutdown.

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
8:28 pm

Did you read the entire interview including the last thing he said in that same quote?

Not to say that Crowell doesn’t see college as a stepping stone to the NFL, (as most highly rated skill player does) but clipping his comments out of context is not any way to prove anything worse than that.

We want our guys to speak of total loyalty to the University , maybe we fans should show a little loyalty to them and not try to twist every word they say as an 18 yr old dealing with attention his is face every afternoon.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 14th, 2011
8:34 pm

AltamahaDawg

Seriously bud

You have an excuse for everything wrong with UGA

The record since Van Gorder left speaks for itself. Even Bill King on rivals radio said it best. When Van Gorder left the Junkyard Dawg Left and hasnt returned

While the defense has shown promise the offense has stayed the same and yet Richt continues with the everything is fine attitude

Niceville Dawg

October 14th, 2011
8:46 pm

Not trying to twist words at all,just sayin…I don’t think the kid’s heart is all in it.Maybe it’ll change.

Let's talk about UGA!

October 14th, 2011
8:47 pm

Is is wrong to have a romantic relationship with your sister if you’re a dawg fan?

I think not.

Go Dawgs!
Sic ‘em!
Woof! Woof! Woof!

Let's talk about UGA!

October 14th, 2011
8:57 pm

Enter your comments here

RedandBlackDawg

October 14th, 2011
9:00 pm

I favor playing the full 60 minutes and if the score starts to get to the point that you are seriously beating them up, then put in your backups but let them play to score as well, not just keep the starters from getting hurt. It doesn’t seem like any other SEC team lightens up when they are scoring a lot. For sure you will not see Spurrier do it.
The backups need to be on the field when you can get them in their. You never know when you might need to start them if, the regular guy gets hurt.

GO DAWGS and GATA

Let's talk about UGA!

October 14th, 2011
9:13 pm

@RedandBlackDawg

I’m sure Vandy will consider your advice. Then again, the ‘Dores just might step on the gas and never look back.

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
9:56 pm

“You have an excuse for everything wrong with UGA”

Nope, not even close to an honest coment, just more pointless overexageration on your part.

Would be a lot closer to the truth to say you think everything is wrong at UGA.

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
9:58 pm

“Richt continues with everything is fine attitude”. What does that even mean?

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
10:02 pm

Richt and I have at least one thing in common. Flat Tire is the expert on what we think.

Joey

October 14th, 2011
10:07 pm

AltamahaDawg, I looked back and you are right. I was mistaken about the LSU and OK stuff, and advertently misquoted (sorta) you. My apologies.

You are a good Dawg. I am too – I just seem to lack your patience and optimism at times.

Joey

October 14th, 2011
10:10 pm

, and invertently . . .

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
10:11 pm

“While the defense has shown promise the offense has stayed the same and yet Richt continues with the everything is fine attitude”

Nope, not even close to honest. He made changes to that staff nearly every year since VanGorter left. Major overhauls in 2007, 2011. Redefined his own role just this past off season.

AltamahaDawg

October 14th, 2011
10:21 pm

I’m not patient. It doesnt take any patience to not do something you can’t do. Not even sure I’d consider myself optimistic. I enjoy college football, so I don’t dwell on not enjoying it. I didn’t sour on things last year and I certinly didn’t think things were looking too good.
Although now, I do realistically think the team is improving quite a bit, so that is “optimistic” I guess.

Observing the Crowd

October 14th, 2011
10:46 pm

I sense a subtle apprehension that this Vandy game could go the wrong way.

Observing the Crowd

October 14th, 2011
10:57 pm

It’s like a disturbance in The Force. Guess I’ll have to put the Georgia Bulldogs on Upset Alert.

Mobile Dawg

October 14th, 2011
11:07 pm

Dawgs win @ Vandy in another game that will be debated for the same reasons, IMO. I’m beginning to think that Richt is trying to coach a game so we don’t beat ourself, i.e. Murray and company turning the ball over excessively as in some previous games. Can’t fault him for that, as I think we’ve taken ourselves out of a few big games the last several years by taking to many risks early.

dogdawg

October 14th, 2011
11:11 pm

IF coach Todd Graham was our head coach,I don’t think we would be scared to play Bama or LSU.Anybody else think so?

Observing the Crowd

October 14th, 2011
11:17 pm

It’s not a matter of being “scared”. It’s a matter of winning or losing.

Anybody else think so?

Mobile Dawg

October 14th, 2011
11:33 pm

Disagree, it’s more a matter of being prepared. By good recruiting of the right atheletes, and good coaching we have a better chance of competing with the best. We’re not scared to play Bama or LSU, just not prepared. Time will tell, we have improved. If we recruit strongly on the OL, and hold our own in the other areas we should continue improving, hopefully next year we could be ready to compete with the better programs. We haven’t beaten a good program in memory.

icedawg

October 14th, 2011
11:35 pm

The black eye would be a great addition. Thanks, too, for the update on Leonard Postostie. Leonard’s Losers was great while it lasted.

old time dog

October 15th, 2011
12:57 am

Lets talk about UGA…….. Before you talk too much about UGA, learn to do one thing first. Think. Yep, that would probably be to your advantage. eYe know that is apparently something hard and unlikely for you. Is still @ the bar qa close relative of yours? Since you both are interested in UGA by all means follow the remaining games. Your apparent beloved GT team could take on a team that erases any hope for an undefeated season………when they play someone besides the pitiful schools they have faced so far. BAHAHAHA!!!!!! BAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

William

October 15th, 2011
2:56 am

I’ll be in Nashville tomorrow, how about you? Anybody else going? Good luck Dogs. Vanderbilt is tougher than everybody is giving them credit for. It will take a complete game to beat them. Take it one game at a time. Keep building depth. Play everyone that dresses out, except the red shirts.

HS Recruit

October 15th, 2011
6:37 am

I’m just gonna keep working hard at improving my game. I don’t want to settle for a program that settles for mediocrity. I certainly don’t want to settle for one that celebrates it.

hello

October 15th, 2011
6:53 am

Really do not see Ga doing that all that much—but that is what you are supposed to do——————–if you are ahead——-burn the clock up and get out of the stadium with a win. I thought Ga was throwing the ball way too much with not much to show for it—so if they are running the ball as you people say ===they are on to something in my opinion. If you can’t beat em———run over em.

UGA Upset Alert!!!

October 15th, 2011
6:56 am

Vandy 21
UGA 17

Nahila

October 15th, 2011
7:52 am

All the talk over the summer was the new conditioning program at UGA so they could be strong in the 4th quarter and could finish games better, so why would UGA wimp out in the 4 th quarter by becoming too conservative? Go full bore and open up the offense and give the fans their money’s worth.

Free A.J.

October 15th, 2011
8:05 am

“Bobo at times seems to be playing not to lose rather than playing to win. Down the stretch, that’s not going to cut it.” Bill, you could not have summed up my thoughts more clearly and concisely with that statement. My sage high school football coach said that playing not to lose will more times than not produce a loss. I don’t recall us “playing not to lose” in the glorious 02-07 run (including the 06 aberration). Por empjelo, SECCG vs. Arkansas in 02-we just stuffed it down their throats and kept our foot on the gas. I would be remiss if I did not mention that 4th quarter football has been aggravating for this Dawg as it has been for many of us this year. 14 points in this day and age is not enough of a cushion to go conservative. A change in this philosophy is imminent-it just HAS to happen. Thanks for your valuable insight and analysis.

Reality

October 15th, 2011
8:12 am

Trap game!!!! UGA’s Preseason NC is now in trouble….oh never mind….you’ll be back in 2012. GO Dores!!

All Saints in Glory

October 15th, 2011
8:25 am

Attention, everyone. We will now observe a moment of silence in memory of Saint Jan Kemp, the courageous lady who exposed the shameful practices at UGA that were initiated and carried out by slimeball Vince Dooley. Dooley’s image as a coach and a nice guy were forever shattered during the trial, not to mention the one million dollars that dawgtards had to pay Saint Jan. These practices of recruiting dummies and coddling them for four years, then tossing them out like garbage, are still going on, but at least the world knows what’s happening in Athens now.

And now, the moment of silence…
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Thank you, you may resume your normal activities now.

this dawg want hunt!!

October 15th, 2011
8:51 am

All of this talk about the dynamic duo of Richt&Bobo will hopefully come to an end in 2 weeks when Richt has his annual ass whipping in Jax. That is if McGarity has any balls at all. This little dog and pony show of these 2 clowns will hopefully end after Jax. UGA has done nothing this year but show that it is an average team that can’t dominate less than average opponents. The reason UGA looks so average in the 2nd half against terrible competition is because UGA is not that good themselves. Anyone except Richt lovers can see that every game. UGA continues to fumble away opportunities to increase leads in the 2nd half. Either the midget Q.B. throws a pick 6, or the midget minded Bobo calls a series or 2 of boneheaded plays that kill any momentum the team has. Between Bobo and Murray, UGA has no chance of being anything but mediocre. Because Murray is a mediocre Q.B. that couldn’t hit a wide open receiver on a long ball if there were no defensive player on the field And bobo is less than mediocre when it comes to play calls in tight games. For all of you cool-aid drinkers, how many teams have made runs at hiring this brilliant O.C.? So keep raving about UGA beating 3 powerhouse teams in the SEC, and keep raving about how improved the team is. Bottomline, the team hasn’t improved the past 4 games, just the competition has gotten worse and worse. All of that will change, and once again you will see the real Richt&Bobo show in 2 weeks, when yet another average Florida team kicks UGA’s ass. And then you will really see how great this team is when Auburn and Cheesestick beats them for the 2nd year in a row, and i hope to GOD all of you cool-aid drinkers are still here when Tech lights up Grantham’s defense like it did last year. So drink up guys, you have 2 more weeks to get drunk on Richt’s cool-aid, because even McGarity who has done nothing since he has been at UGA, can’t keep this dynamic duo around after losses to Florida and Tech.

AltamahaDawg

October 15th, 2011
8:55 am

I can think of a very distict difference between 02-07 and today. And come to think of it, was there really any examples of playing not to lose in 08? Playing poorly in 09-10 can be found, not sure I remember philosophically sitting on any big leads then either. I remember a couple of time i wish he had the ball back TO punt last year.

UGA Upset Alert!!!

October 15th, 2011
9:05 am

Failing to score in the second half is not a philosophy. It is a symptom.

UGA Upset Alert!!!

October 15th, 2011
9:09 am

I think that Georgia will keep it close in the first half, but then Vandy will wear them down.

Myanmar Shave

October 15th, 2011
9:34 am

Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory

Of A Four Game Winning Streak

We Have Place A Mighty Pounding

On The Sisters Of The Meek

We’re Rounding Out Our Schedule

With One More Cupcake This Week

Mediocrity Marches On!

Glory Glory Georgia’s Dandy

If We’re Lucky We’ll Beat Vandy

Keep The Kool-Aid Pitcher Handy

Mediocrity Marches On!

Myanmar Shave©

AltamahaDawg

October 15th, 2011
9:36 am

I agree with that to some degree. It’s not like they refuse to score. We should be able to run the ball on conservative playcalling and still score a few times. Folks seem to think its as simple as deciding to score or not. It IS a symptom that we aren’t. ALL the more reason to play it close to the vest and not screw it up.

JB

October 15th, 2011
9:38 am

This DAWG ” want” hunt…..Now that is embarrassing. Try won’t hunt

AltamahaDawg

October 15th, 2011
9:40 am

And not to pick on you AJ, but we did NOT keep it wide open against ARK in that SECCG. we were downright boring the entire second half and only scored once and almost reluctantly then.

You can’t really compare blocking a punt in the first 2 minutes of a that game with not allowing TN to get back in by doing something stupid from our own 19 last week.

JB

October 15th, 2011
9:40 am

AltamahaDawg…………Morning…..you check this board as much as i do…..We win today, but it’ll be close…..24-17 or so

Cody

October 15th, 2011
10:02 am

Score and score often! That’s what the game is all about never let up in the SEC

Still@theBar

October 15th, 2011
10:17 am

Many of you guys going to the game?

BILL KING are you going to do a LIVE Blog?
God please don’t let Mark Bradley do the Live Game Blog. Bradley as a Writer is a JOKE.

Snoop

October 15th, 2011
10:56 am

I believe we’re analyzing the symptoms here. Better to address the cause of 4th quarter Quaalude time for UGA.

That would be incompetent coaching. Specifically, Richt and Bobo

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 15th, 2011
11:11 am

AltamahaDawg

You wrote

“And come to think of it, was there really any examples of playing not to lose in 08?”

I guess you were too drunk on your favorite bevarge Kool-aid because you missed the Alabama game. You do remember that one. You know; Stafford Moreno Greene, Mo Mass, and Bobo and Richt couldnt even get close enough to kick a field goal.

Oh and how about the inept offense against FL yea I remember that blow away too you must have been drunk on that one

And then GT oh yea now theres a game where you had a chance to put them away but we went conservative and well you know what happened

You also wrote

“He made changes to that staff nearly every year since VanGorter left. Major overhauls in 2007, 2011. Redefined his own role just this past off season”

What great changes on offense were made. Lets see we still havent beat a ranked team since 2009 and when was the last time we beat a top 10 team. You do know Richt is what now 3-11 against top 10 teams

Lots of Smart and brilliant changes have been made Kool-aid man

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 15th, 2011
11:28 am

kick a field goal in the 1st half being down 31-0 against AL

I guess Bobo was busy helping out in the concession stand

Huh?

October 15th, 2011
11:40 am

Enter your comments here

Paul in RDU

October 15th, 2011
11:41 am

@Flat Tire
In the 2008 GT-UGA game, UGA did not go conservative. Turnovers and big plays led to the GT win.
In the 1st half UGA marched up and down the field, throwing the ball a great deal. In the Q3, GT scored on their 1st play from scrimmage, stopped UGA on a 3 and out (where Stafford threw the ball on 2nd and 3rd downs) and then GT had a long drive to score again. The big play was the fumbled kick off handing the ball over to GT who scored another TD on the next play to take a lead they never relinquished.
Not sure how all of that equals UGA becoming conservative

Kenny Powers

October 15th, 2011
11:43 am

Never, ever, sit on a lead…attack, attack, attack…players need to believe that they can score at anytime, anywhere, and in anyway…get ‘em down and keep ‘em down…in the 80’s The”U” just laid a lickin’ on everyone when they were winning their NC’s…they’d go anywhere, play anyone, and bust them right in the mouth at their place…playing Boise State the first game of the year was a wake up call, and may have been the best loss for this team…players were shifted, the OL was reworked, young receivers are seeing the field more…the play calling has opened up (at least for one half) that’s my take! Kenny Powers-OUT

(STILL) 2-10 against ranked teams

October 15th, 2011
11:52 am

Spot on Flat Tire…..that shellacking that Alabama gave us in Athens, national TV, “Blackout” jerseys and all…..was one of THE MOST embarrassing performance by UGA in recent history!!!

I’m still chafing at the fact that Richt and his clowns lost 3 games with a team that has 2 first rounders and a second rounder on the offense alone. That game was utter humiliation……

it's gameday?

October 15th, 2011
11:52 am

Why only one NEW article on dawgs today?

(STILL) 2-10 against ranked teams

October 15th, 2011
11:55 am

and so what if Richt made all those overhauls??? Did that lead to better results??

…..it reflects very poorly in his judgement

it's gameday?

October 15th, 2011
11:57 am

….feed the monster new Dawg news…step up writers

it's gameday?

October 15th, 2011
11:58 am

Chip T. at least gave us one article today….we need MORE

it's gameday?

October 15th, 2011
11:59 am

It’s heressy I tell ya!

it's gameday?

October 15th, 2011
12:01 pm

I want my, I want my, I want my Dawg tv….money for nothing and chicks for free.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 15th, 2011
12:01 pm

(STILL) 2-10 against ranked teams

Correction my friend 3, 1st rounders and a second rounder or better yet 4 NFL starters

5 straight times Alabama touched the ball and 5 times they scored

That was the day it all came together and I realized Richt wasnt the reason for the early success it was mostly do to Van Gorder.

it's gameday?

October 15th, 2011
12:02 pm

Feed the monster, we’re hungry!

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 15th, 2011
12:14 pm

Paul in RDU

There was an opportunity to score again in the first half and we didnt take the opportunity

also

in the 3rd Qtr we punted the ball 3 times because our predictable play calling GT didnt punt the ball at all

But hey if you want to find ways to make excuses thats fine

So lets drop the AL and GT game and talk about the stupidity, inept , and predictable playcalling in the FL game that same year

You know 4 NFL starters on offense and you couldnt move the ball all day 49-10 pounding they gave us

it's gameday?

October 15th, 2011
12:14 pm

very dissapointed in ajc today…..we’re in the epicenter of college football….where’s the beef?

it's gameday?

October 15th, 2011
12:17 pm

12:15 p.m. and nothing new since yesterday…..summin’ ain’t right…..

it's gameday?

October 15th, 2011
12:18 pm

get them writers computers that work darn it…..feed the monster!

Paul in RDU

October 15th, 2011
12:20 pm

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 15th, 2011
12:14 pm
Paul in RDU

There was an opportunity to score again in the first half and we didnt take the opportunity
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When exactly was the “opportunity to score again in the first half”? UGA got the ball back with 1:23 to play in the half and scored in 6 plays (all passes). GT ran out the clock after that.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 15th, 2011
12:30 pm

When Stafford was sacked we punted instead of trying for a field it would have been a 53 or 54 yarder but so what Walsh could have made that

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 15th, 2011
12:31 pm

But the entire 3rd qtr we came out trying to hold a lead and punted the ball 3 times

uh, ok

October 15th, 2011
12:33 pm

I’m taking my ball and going home.

The pitiful truth... again

October 15th, 2011
12:49 pm

UGA will win today, but Vanderbilt and its fans know that win or lose, they play legitimate student-athletes, not the low class illiterate dummies that play for UGA.

One reason that we are so manic on O

October 15th, 2011
1:08 pm

Bobo is only at best, a good High School football coach. If he lost his job today, within 6 months, he possibly could land a position coach job like at Troy or Jx State or Millsap’s College or maybe at Furman …………..not in the SEC.

One reason that we are panicky on O is that Bobo knows our O line is thin and can wear down like second half in most of 2010 and so far this year. He DOES TRY for that reason to hit the long ball quick 6, with lousy results, so far.

Go Dogs.

UGA class of 71 & 73

FLA DAWG

October 15th, 2011
1:10 pm

SOUTH CAROLINA 0 MISS STATE 7

Watching this game (it’s only the beginning of the second quarter) I’m wondering how we lost to SC and how we beat MSU!

Still alot of ball to play though.

UGAmutt

October 15th, 2011
1:22 pm

FLAdawg-
Actually, I’m thinking that 1)we have a really, really good team this year that was extremely young and nervous in the Dome. 2) SC’s defensive turnovers and that ST touchdown are the luckiest plays I’ve seen all year. If Murray wasn’t such a bonehead when he sees pressure, we win that game by at least 14. 3)SC is a very emotional team, and they’re gonna lose this game, b/c Starkville’s deviant cowbell rejects are going to put the kind of destruction on C.Shaw that only a Frosh starter knows on the road in the SEC. Chris Low gets props for once on calling this one.

UGAmutt

October 15th, 2011
1:51 pm

Connor Shaw is embarrassing. Did he really think that State’s D was just gonna haunch up with their noses in the dirt at home when they’re still sniffing for a conference win? C’mon SS, this is exactly the kind of game Garcia would have gotten TANKED for…then he’d have gone in and thrown 4 TDs for 400 yds. I swear he was $%!+faced at that Bama game last year and it’s the real secret recipe for Garcia’s up and down play.

The correct words

October 15th, 2011
2:21 pm

UGA = Mediocre irrelevant clown losers

Niceville Dawg

October 15th, 2011
2:47 pm

Don’t ever remember rooting so hard for Miss.St.At least they’re bulldogs…

Idiot Dawg

October 15th, 2011
2:56 pm

maybe the other Bulldogs will think Stephen Spurnier is a fire hydrant!!

UGAmutt

October 15th, 2011
3:11 pm

MORE COWBELL!!! DO WORK.

UGAmutt

October 15th, 2011
3:16 pm

The best part about “the correct words” comment? No one ever posts comments like that on the pages of teams that are actually irrelevant. That means “I’m scared you’re going to deflate an inflated record against subpar teams” from a GT fan thats worried. Come to think of it, who trolls on anyone’s pages like Vandy, Ole Miss, GT, and all the other really weak teams we play?

Low class or no class?

October 15th, 2011
3:43 pm

UGA’s low class, me-first players don’t have the heart to go four quarters against a solid opponent.

Occupied

October 15th, 2011
3:46 pm

Hey, UGAmutt, when did you get back from Woodruff Park?

Instant Dawgma

October 15th, 2011
4:39 pm

Did all the ajc GA writers take the day off today?

not today, but soon chickens

October 15th, 2011
4:43 pm

SC is going down in next 3 weeks…they’re just about out of luck and will not win anymore close ones against Ark or others.

yuck on tx

October 15th, 2011
4:45 pm

not fan of tx, but hope they beat that smarmy ok st. team. can’t stand their billionaire windmill hugging booster, snot pickens.

old time dog

October 15th, 2011
7:30 pm

Still @ the Bar…… Why don’t you and Let’s Talk About UGA enlighten us all on that great GT game today???? BAHAHAHAHA!!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

old time dog

October 15th, 2011
7:35 pm

TO ALL GT FANS……………..BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beaten by Virginia!!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! What happened to that great record setting explosive offense and that ferocious Al Groh defense???? BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! Virginia!!!!!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! ROTFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

old time dog

October 15th, 2011
7:48 pm

All the Techie trolls and smartasses come on and tell us about #12 GT vs. Virginia. 2 completed passes!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! eYe love it. Beaten and eYe mean beaten by a lackluster Virginia team that is struggling itself. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! Still @ the Bar, GT Joey and the other smart boys aren’t talking. eYe don’t blame you. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Tell us all about how great GT is boys!!!!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

old time dog

October 15th, 2011
7:57 pm

eYe am watching UGA struggle offensively against Vanderbilt but it is comforting to know that GT is 7 & O. NO WAIT!!!!! Virginia beat the touted and mighty, mighty GT NC contenders!!!!!!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!

old time dog

October 15th, 2011
8:11 pm

Ramblin Wrecks is just what they are. Virginia beats GT!!!!!!! Two really great football teams there!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! Still @ the Bar where are all those words of wisdom you are so good at spiiting out??????? BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! That Johnson and Groh are something, ain’t they???? BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!! eYe feel for you Bar boy!!!!!!!!!! BAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! Reckon you still can win the National Championship??????? BAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! Remember how great and smart talking you were????? BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!! eYe am about to laugh myself to death!!!!!!! BAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! Still @ the Bar…..BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FLA DAWG

October 15th, 2011
10:44 pm

I don’t know how The Dawgs allow a team that had scored 3 points in the last two previous games gives up 28 but a win is a win and that’s all that matters.

Auburn & Florida are down this year and The Dawgs may win The SEC East with a bit of luck by a South Carolina loss.

Playing LSU would be a humbling experience in The SECC though.

stendek

October 15th, 2011
11:44 pm

Hate to say it Bill but this sure seems like a loss. How much longer will the Bulldog nation be subjected to the undercoached, uninspired and mentally soft teams of Saint Mark Wretch before deliverance? That was totally inexcusable. I told my wife to expect the Commodores to block that final punt. The only thing I missed was I thought it would be scooped up for a decisive TD. Why? Because the Bulldog head coach is a complete idiot. I do not think Saint Wretch is intelligent enough to expect a fake punt let alone know how to defend one! I get so tired of the Bulldogs paying this bum millions of dollars to get markedly outcoached week in and week out. The Vanderbilt head guy won the coaching battle hands down. Dawg defensive players were given cheap shots after the whistle constantly. Did Wretch react? No! No surprise. Did Mike Dodo react? No! No surprise. The gritty defensive coordinator did! God bless. him. Fire Wretch immediately with the DC taking over as head man. That blocked punt should have ended the foul Wretch era at UGA. Win or no win!