Fan talk: Lesson for Mark Richt is beware of live microphones

Mark Richt obviously didn't know his comments to James Franklin were being overheard. (Associated Press)

Mark Richt obviously didn't know his comments to James Franklin were being overheard. (Associated Press)

Time to check some Junkyard Mail. …

Reagan Mabry writes: I have read the various comments/articles and watched all of the videos of the blow-up at the end of the game. I am very disturbed by what Mark Richt said to [Vanderbilt Coach James] Franklin. Do you think this will only continue to hurt the morale down the road by Richt calling one of his players a dumba–? I don’t agree with what Shawn Williams did after the game to another coach and that should not tolerated, but Vandy was throwing cheap shots and we could only guess what was being said on the field. I agree that Grantham went overboard but, come on Richt, vanilla coat that like everything else you do.

Because of the bleeping, it’s difficult to tell exactly what Richt says on the videotape, but assuming the Nashville TV station’s transcript is accurate, it was surprisingly frank talk on the part of the coach, though obviously not intended for public consumption. A couple of thoughts on that: First, Richt learned a lesson, that as a public figure you should always assume you’re in the vicinity of a live mic. Would Richt have made those comments if he’d known anyone other than Franklin was going to hear them? Probably not. But Richt was angered over the melee at the end of the game, and what he said was correct. No matter how many cheap shot chop blocks the Vandy players committed (and there were many), Shawn Williams mouthing off to the opposing coach after the game was dumb. And Richt’s description of Grantham’s post-game shenanigans (assuming that’s what he was talking about) is just an earthier way of saying what he said elsewhere: That’s not the Georgia way. As for the impact of Richt’s post-game comments, I doubt there’ll be much. The players and coaches involved already knew he was highly displeased. It’s simplistic to view all this and say Todd Grantham has his players’ backs and Richt doesn’t. Not only did Grantham’s tirade set a bad example for his players and embarrass UGA, it probably cost him the use of Williams in the first half of the Florida game. It’s very doubtful conference officials would have reviewed the tape and decided to suspend Williams for a play on which he wasn’t flagged during the game if the Franklin-Grantham showdown hadn’t occurred.

Jeremy Floyd writes: Very concerned that UGA hasn’t beaten a good team since Tech in ’09. Before that have to go back to 2008. Do you think this team really has what it takes? I just don’t see them beating both Florida and Auburn, but hopefully I’m wrong.

This team is fully capable of beating both Florida and Auburn, but it has yet to put together a complete game against lesser opponents and if that continues I’d say it’s bucking the odds to expect the Dogs to win both of those games. I’m hopeful they’ll rise to the occasion.

Craig Plank writes: Hey Bill, First of all I love reading your posts throughout the week and I love how honest you are with your feelings about the Dawgs. I live in Tennessee in the Nashville area and I am starting to get the feeling that most SEC fans are thinking the Dawgs are just gonna fall into the SEC championship and truly not deserve their chance. What’s your feelings about that?

I think if the Dogs make it to the SEC Championship game, they’ll certainly deserve to be there because they will probably have beaten Florida and Auburn and they should have beaten South Carolina. Now, how they’d match up against Alabama or LSU is not something I want to think about too much at this point.

Rontavius Smith writes: Hey Junkyard, I want to know why does [Mike] Bobo call run plays that send Carlton Thomas up the middle when he is a scat back? Wouldn’t it be reasonable to send him to space being that he has speed? The next question is do they believe they can get the offense to run on all cylinders when they play UF, because in my opinion I believe they have to score touchdowns instead of FGs to beat UF.

I’ve never understood trying to run the diminutive Thomas up the middle, considering Georgia’s offensive line, but fortunately there’s been much less of that this season. You’re right that Thomas can be very effective when he gets some space to work in. And I agree with you that attempting field goals (which are no longer a lock with a yippy Blair Walsh) is not going to get it done against the Gators. The two keys there are going to be whether Aaron Murray continues to improve at ball security and how healthy and effective Isaiah Crowell is.

Allen Kennedy writes: Bill, I heard that caller [on "Bulldog Hotline" about Georgia's red zone woes]. I have the same questions. Also, on our opening drive, we are 3rd & 5. We only need 6 yards and we throw a 30 yard pass!? A low percentage play! We have to settle for what used to be an automatic field goal attempt. And for some reason we keep calling low percentage plays on 3rd down. And another thing, why do we keep sending our 3’s & 4’s on special teams when other teams have their 1’s & 2’s out there? The reward for our 3rd stringers should be the privlege of wearing the “G,” not playing on special teams. And one last comment: I was glad to see Grantham take up for the boys after the game. At least somebody has their backs! Thanks Bill, I enjoy the blogs.

I don’t question Grantham supporting his players; I just question the manner in which he did it. As for the playcalling on third down, I agree with you completely. The Dogs seem to make it harder on themselves than it needs to be. And special teams are pretty much a disaster at UGA. Richt’s whole approach to that aspect of the game needs to be rethought.

Josh Cuevas writes: Bill, Once again, strong, even-handed analysis on your part. Two questions: Is there any team in college football right now, or that you can remember in the recent past, with a superior defensive backfield to the current Dogs? Between Boykin, Smith, Rambo, Williams, and Commings, we have not just five solid performers, but five star-quality All-SEC type players back there. I don’t recall a team having that much high quality depth in the defensive backfield. The Dogs defense is finally looking like the “D” of old, stopping the run up front (for the most part), wreaking some havoc on the opposing quarterbacks, and creating turnovers in the secondary. On offense, we’ve got a good quarterback, some receivers have emerged, Crowell has lived up to expectations when he can stay on the field, and the massive O-line has probably performed a little better than initially expected. But it all seems to come apart on offense in the second half. Is this a conditioning issue or is it a result of the opposing coaches making better halftime adjustments and essentially out-coaching our staff? If not for the second half meltdowns and horrific breakdowns on special teams, we could be a Top 10 caliber team right now. What’s causing this second half ineptitude and how should it be addressed?

Georgia’s defensive secondary is extremely talented, and certainly looks like it could be the best the Dogs have had since early in the Richt regime. The next few games will tell the tale. As for the offense in the second half, some games have been better than others, but generally I think it’s been skewed by Mike Bobo calling the games conservatively with a lead.

Harold A. Black ‘66 writes: [The Vanderbilt] game had the dumbest call I have seen in my 50 years of going to the Dawgs. We were at the game and I was stunned that the Dogs just didn’t snap the ball and either take a knee or run around. It was 4th down with 15 seconds on the clock and Vandy did not have a timeout. Snap the ball and the game is over. Instead they were going to kick and give Vandy and chance to run it back and win? Worse, give them an opportunity to block the punt? No way. Richt is too smart for that — right? Wrong. We were lucky that Vandy could not get a handle on the blocked punt or else they would have won. Also that first pass hit the receiver in the hands and we could have lost it there. How could Richt have been so out of it is beyond me.

I don’t know that taking a knee would have been the answer, since it would have given Vandy pretty good field position (though not as good as the blocked punt). But certainly the decision to switch punt formations during the time out was a poor one and the punt team did a horrendous job of executing (other than Drew Butler’s game-saving tackle). But there’s no rhyme or reason to Georgia’s approach to special teams play.

SSgt David Forston writes: Greetings Junkyard, I am currently deployed to Afghanistan and did not get to watch the Bulldogs play [against Vandy], but from what I am reading don’t sound like I missed too much. Like you, I hate when the Dawgs play like pure trash but I have to say I’ll take an ugly win (Vandy) over a pretty loss (S.C.) any day and at the end of the day a W is a W. I have a few questions for you going into the bye week and as the Dawgs get geared up for the greatest outdoor cocktail party. 1) What is happening with our special teams play? B. Walsh clearly has something wrong with him. Have you heard any word going around of maybe replacing him and during all of this is our special teams coach taking any heat? 2) Any news on Crowell and why he was set out for the first quarter? I think the kid has a ton of talent and I am looking foward to seeing him run the rock for a few more years. If he was out for trouble issues I hope CMR can get his head right and maybe this will be a wake up call for him. 3) Last but not least, do you think our D was finally out of gas or do you think Vandy opened up some weaknesses and holes in our D? I know that for the last few weeks the D has carried this team and I hope they were just worn down. As much as I dislike not having a UGA game on a Saturday I think this coming up week is much needed. Can’t wait for that Saturday in Jax to see them Dawgs keep this winning steak going. Take care Junkyard and GO DAWGS!

Georgia’s special teams play, which doesn’t have one overall coach, is a mess right now, but I don’t think there’s been any serious consideration to benching Walsh. The coaches apparently think he’s still the best option. They’ve never said exactly why Crowell was benched in the first quarter but there’ve been rumors involving him getting a bit mouthy with some staffer. Obviously Richt was trying to teach him a lesson. As for the defense, I think a combination of Vandy’s cut blocking and some sloppy play on the part of the Dogs resulted in the Commodores being able to run on Georgia better than expected. I’m hoping the run defense can get back on track after the off week. Thanks for reading and for your service, and stay safe!

Alan Powell writes: Why, why, why won’t Richt play Hutson Mason any? If something happens to Aaron Murray, playing experience will be most beneficial for both the team and Mason.

I agree it would be beneficial for Mason to get more real-game experience. The problem is that Georgia hasn’t been able to get far enough ahead of anyone to put in the backup quarterback. With a mere 5 point lead over Vandy, you didn’t really expect to see Mason coming in during the fourth quarter, did you?

I’ve gotten a lot of letters this week and since there’s no game Saturday, I’ll answer more of them then. So if you’ve got a question or issue you’d like to raise, send it to junkyardblawg@gmail.com.

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516 comments Add your comment

Dawg48

October 20th, 2011
10:43 pm

Some guy ran on the field dressed as a reff blowing a whistle and stopes the play then a brawl broke out

FLA DAWG

October 20th, 2011
10:45 pm

Other than praying that no player is injured during practice or a game I think religion should be left out of college football.

Richt presents himself as a religious, self-rightous person and therefore sets himself up for any and all foibles committed by his coaches and players.
I think Richt is weak and out-foxed and is out of his element.

But if you guys think that he should be kept on as HC then enjoy continue seasons of beating teams like Coastal Carolina and losing to ranked teams……………………….we will get nowhere.

Amen and pass the peas.

FLA DAWG,
Class of ‘79
Risk Mgt & Insurance

Dawg48

October 20th, 2011
10:50 pm

Class of 79? That was the year I was born!

DAWGtired

October 20th, 2011
10:56 pm

48-been reading your post all day…you seem very sensible. I will say this though (splitting hairs) this will bring retrospect to the situation. It didn’t seem like a pillow fight, it WAS a pillow fight. And the only hypocrite I can really call out is the one in the picture at the top of this page wearing a Georgia “G” on his hat in lieu of a “$”

Dawg48

October 20th, 2011
11:00 pm

That’s true DAWGtired
Did you just see the brawl on tv?

DAWGtired

October 20th, 2011
11:05 pm

Yeah. I’m in Cali right now at Camp Pendleton, so I’m getting it local. Any time there is the slightest blip on the FB program’s radar, the AJC publishes an instigating article so that anyone looking for “Georgia” is getting what the AJC sees as “$Georgia$”. True story.

Dawg48

October 20th, 2011
11:08 pm

Wow
I wish the ajc would give me a check for breaking the news on this brawl in Arizona! At least bill should cut me a check!

Dawg48

October 20th, 2011
11:10 pm

@dawgtired
Going to bed nice talking to you hit you up on here later!
And thanks for your service to our country!
GO DAWGS!

DAWGtired

October 20th, 2011
11:11 pm

I wish Bill would cut us all a break instead. He has a social media site, so if he really wanted to buck the editors and publish something positive or truly insightful, he could. Instead, we get the telecommunications bandwagon flavor of the week. I wish someone would give me a medium where ppl could read what I think…because they would actually be my thoughts. BS.

DAWGtired

October 20th, 2011
11:11 pm

GO DAWGS 48!!! Ill be around…

ozzfest

October 20th, 2011
11:14 pm

RICHT HAS AN 11 YEAR “ACHILES HEEL” IN THAT HE SEEMINGLY REFUSES TO PLAY MORE THAN ONE QUARTERBACK DURING ANY GIVEN SEASON.

SOME STATISTICIAN SHOULD ANSWER THE QUESTION AS TO WHAT TEAM (YEAR BY YEAR) SINCE 2001 HAS HAD ONE QB PLAY THE HIGHEST % OF THE SEASON PLAY TOTAL. SHOCK NEVER PLAYED UNDER GREENE, JOE T NEVER PLAYED UNDER SHOCK, COX NEVER PLAYED UNDER STAFFORD, AND MURRAY NEVER PLAYED UNER COX. YOU SEE THE PATERN…AND EACH ACTUALLY WENT ON TO START…”WITH NO REAL GAME EXPERIENCE”.

IT IS JUST WEIRD.

FLA DAWG

October 20th, 2011
11:35 pm

ozz,

Try Garcia under Spurrier until this year.

Hanky Panky

October 20th, 2011
11:50 pm

When the hell will Richt stop “learning lessons,” and start winning championships? The guy’s been in this job for 11 seasons! There is no excuse for laying down like that in front of Franklin. DON’T SHOW YOUR CARDS. Richt should be doing everything he can to help his team win. Badmouthing players behind their back, on camera nonetheless, is incorrigible. Just another reason why I’ve lost faith in Richt.

Really, Reeves

October 21st, 2011
12:09 am

Reeves sounds like an Athens boy who has a chip on his shoulder about UGA. Could it be that he was not recruited by UGA? UGA has never been known to be any more dirty than any other SEC program and his comments reveal his bias against UGA.

SLC Dawgfan

October 21st, 2011
4:12 am

Does anybody hear Richt say what they say he said? All I hear is Franklin b1tching and whining to anybody who will listen.

FloridaForever

October 21st, 2011
5:50 am

If Wheldon had been a dog, Sunday would have been a day of celebration

DAWGMAN

October 21st, 2011
6:02 am

Trash talking is for punks.
Is it cool enough for Russ to show some friskiness now?
Is it finally time to start the season?

lewisbuzzard

October 21st, 2011
6:07 am

You know I guess the thing that has me the most stunned is how little is mentioned about SEC suspending Gaethers for 1/2 game, yet for similar actions in the Big Ten(Gholston at MSU) and ACC(Regis at Miami), players who are caught either throwing punches or landing punches get full game suspensions. As always double standards being applied.

Unbiased_Observer

October 21st, 2011
6:55 am

@Really, Reeves

I disagree. Georgia has developed a rep in the past few years as a dirty team. Might as well just embrace it and own it. You only look naive when you attempt to deny it.

There are no double standards being applied, it’s just that Georgia fans want a “get out of jail free” card every time their team screws up.

Half Century Dawg

October 21st, 2011
7:17 am

WrathDog

October 20th, 2011
9:11 pm

Perhaps you should let GOD do the judging.

Dogs Smell

October 21st, 2011
7:36 am

Who cares ? Its Uga “Homerville” We’re great because of Hershel Walker and 1980 ! Who cares and few remember !

bennyhaha

October 21st, 2011
7:46 am

The video of the entire game has been reviewed and the first cheap shot was delivered by UGA late in the 3rd qrtr

Thomas Brown

October 21st, 2011
8:00 am

Conspiracy, everything caused by some deep dark mysterious outside force ?

Hogwash from a biased lost on our blogs poster, fan of some other team, let’s see, let me guess PROBATION Alabama ?

Everyone knows very clearly that Mark Richt causes all the evils we have; that he specifically recruited a player whose grades are very good and therefore is not subject to being in fact a dumb***, that the recruit made an error on the field of which he would be the 1st to admit; that he has made those errors before too; that he likely might make a similar error in the future, perhaps even in this game; but, that the cause of the situation is that Mark Richt called his own SCHOLARSHIP RECRUIT HERE a DUMB***.

Just as Mark Richt is the reason why we kept Willie Martinez too long. Why we are keeping Mike Bobo too long for pension for his 17 children or to shuffle him back to QB coach which also obviously is of no use at either, looking at his results on the field, and how he never develops his back-ups, even playing CUPCAKES like Florida this season, he won’t get his back-up in, that he cannot convert a 3rd Down and NEVER COULD, never will. That he gives up on 3rd Down and reverts to some conservative position of not making mistakes on Offense while we remain no bloody good on 3rd Down Conversions – ALL the fault of Mark Richt.

That he has recruited 31 players to be on the field for kick-off a week from tomorrow and NONE of the 31 will be – again ALL Mark Richt’s fault.

That he is # 27 in won/loss after 2005 – again Mark Richt’s fault.

That he recruited all these guys who are # 2 Fulmer Cup after 2005 to-date, and mounting – with yet MORE bad choices for the 31 GONE for the kick-off a week from tomorrow – ALL Mark Richt’s great heralding for his recruiting when they got here, and all Mark Richt’s FAULT then.

That we are 2-8 vs Florida and all he can say is that Florida has an unfair advantage in JAX. Again, this is Mark Richt’s FAULT.

That he gets 3.5 million annual total compensation and therefore thinks he can call his own SCHOLARSHIP RECRUIT a student in good standing never arrested who made a simple mistake on the field or 2 or 3 or more who cares, that he anyway thinks he can call him a DUMB***.

The person who is what he is ? Mark Richt is a DUMB***.

Unbiased_Observer

October 21st, 2011
8:13 am

So then, what is the “deep dark mysterious outside force” that prevents UGA from simply hiring a new coach?

Smokewagon

October 21st, 2011
8:19 am

Compared to my life experiences all this is just “sweet pillowtalk”. Being called a Dumb### is not the end of the world.

Old Fart

October 21st, 2011
8:34 am

whoever the idiot says we aint played a good team since tech in 08 wow absolutley knows nothing about football. It just thrills me how they allow people like whoever that is to talk on the internet on AJC…and also people talking about mark richt needs to shut their mouth everybody expects him to be a perfect little angel he is human just like evry man in this world and lets not talk about a coach that uses GODS name in vain lets just go right along with something like that..and forgot go dawgs

Big Dawg

October 21st, 2011
8:38 am

K. Reeves,

As a former Georgia Bulldog who had his knee torn up by a dirty clip in the back, there is no excuse for what the Vandy offensive linemen were doing in this game. Every team has players that get caught up in the heat and passion of a ballgame and do and say things they have no business doing. To equate some trash talking with actually trying to hurt someone and possibly end another players playing career or the natural reaction to a dirty hit is absurd. I watched the game and the OFFICIALS along with both GEORGIA’s as well as VANDY’s coaches lost control and are ultimately to blame for this. Both teams’ players were talking trash to each other but in being honest in looking at each incident all but the shot to the head by Williams to that Vandy receiver were instigated by Vandy players and the Georgia players were reacting to a questionable and outright dirty hit in the case of The Vandy Center on Geathers. There is enough blame to go around and this needs to be put to rest.

Now as to Coach Richt if you read this YOU NEED TO WATCH WHAT YOU SAY, whether there were open mics or not, YOU WERE DEAD WRONG in saying anything to anybody until you had spoken to all parties involved and found out the truth of what happened. YOU undermined your credibility not only with your players but with your assistant coaches and now the fan base. I hope you have learned a valuable lesson from this and that you can correct the damage you have done to your credibility.

Go Dawgs

DawginLex

October 21st, 2011
8:39 am

Thomas Brown, if Bobo and Richt ever met you in person I would bet they would beat the snot out of you.

I would applaud loudly

So would the rest of the people on this blog.

d-dog

October 21st, 2011
8:43 am

I want be back to comment any more after reading some of the most unreal comments about the UGA DAWGS. I go back to the fifties in support of UGA DAWGS and I have read some of the most crap I’v read In my life. So, I’v come to this conclusion. It appears to me everybody wants to be a UGA DAWG, but everone does’t qualitfy. That is the reason all the other teams in the SEC can have teams and have a reason to hate UGA DAWGS. PLEASE stop BED wetting, get a life, because life goes on.

Unbiased_Observer

October 21st, 2011
8:48 am

@Big Dawg

Perhaps the Vandy players had to resort to playing dirty against Georgia simply because UGA was so vastly superior to every other team that they have played this year?

Then again, maybe there’s some other reason why only Georgia fans saw any dirty play by Vandy in that game? What I don’t understand is why even the Georgia fans didn’t see Vandy playing dirty during the game – only after the game.

http://blogs.ajc.com/jeff-schultz-blog/2011/10/15/live-another-win-keeps-georgia-in-sec-east-hunt/?cp=all#comments

Things that make you go Hmmm…

no dog

October 21st, 2011
8:49 am

wonder what coach BuLL wants for georgia…

dawginduluth

October 21st, 2011
8:50 am

This program is where it is because of weak leadership starting at the top. Richt is a nice guy. So was Jimmy Carter. Weak, weak, weak.

'94 UGA Alumni

October 21st, 2011
9:02 am

This is just another example of the AJC trying to stir up trouble and make a mountain out of a mole hill. We need to be focusing on Florida and put the Vandy game behind us. The bottom line is we are 5-2 and have a good shot of making the SEC Championship game and that is news worthy (unlike this article).

Unbiased_Observer

October 21st, 2011
9:07 am

Unbiased_Observer

October 21st, 2011
9:10 am

I don’t blame you. I wouldn’t want to discuss that game even if it hadn’t ended in a melee. You have 15 more days to talk about beating Florida. Enjoy it.

HOJO

October 21st, 2011
9:12 am

Any chance the Vandy Coaches and players remember UGA players stomping on their logo at the 50 yard line after the game a couple years ago? The same year they had the Soul Train dance after the touch down in Florida.

AceDawg

October 21st, 2011
9:15 am

Murray is a solid QB, but if he struggles against Florida like last year and Richt understands that losing to Florida might mean losing his job, I hope he does indeed have the audacity to consider playing Mason.

Unbiased_Observer

October 21st, 2011
9:16 am

I can’t attest to Mark Richt’s Christianity, but I’m certain that he’s no Hindu.

He obviously doesn’t believe in Karma.

AceDawg

October 21st, 2011
9:17 am

I’m terrified that UGA will have to rely on Blair Walsh for a couple big kicks. He’s been so good until this year, but UGA’s history of finding ways to lose against Florida makes me think we should almost axe the idea of kicking fieldgoals (or extra points!!) completely.

Thomas Brown

October 21st, 2011
9:22 am

DISNEYdawgs.com

“So then, what is the “deep dark mysterious outside force” that prevents UGA from simply hiring a new coach?”

It is affectionately called the DISNEYdawgs.com syndrome. We have the world’s recruiting ranking for this state of Georgia of finding but 2 others, 3 used to be, states who have more top recruits who go on to the NFL. We run off 31 – JUST GONE – from the Florida kick-off who should be playing vs Florida. STILL, with all that, we average the # 7 recruiting class all 11 years of the Mark Richt era – an era marked by mediocre results and 1 time finishing the top-ranked SEC team a year of marked DOWN SEC 2002 with only 1 other SEC team finishing 2002 in the Coaches’ Poll Top 25 a 4-loss Auburn. This out of 11 years to-date with no hope this season or any foreseeable season of being # 1 top-ranked SEC team. (2005 was 7 seasons ago and we ended up the # 3 top-ranked SEC team.) This season, despite PULLING OUR HIDDEN TRICK OF – 31 JUST GONE – we are ranked the # 6 Scout.com recruit rankings. This the – DREAM TEAM. Oh my. Again average both Rivals and Scout all 11 recruit rankings and we avg # 7. We are # 6 this season and DISNEYdawgs.com call this DREAM TEAM. Yeah, right. My DREAM is not to be # 7 in rankings or # 6 in rankings in recruiting, run off 31 of the 85 Scholarships, call 1 of the remaining a DUMB*** and be # 3 in The SEC or # 5 or # 7 where we probably are actually. My DREAM is to actually be good guys on and off the field, beat teams who end up in the top 10, not LOSE to teams who otherwise would not even make the top 25, quit with the crappy coaching staff hires, cease with the we will beat Florida next year BS and get on with being the # 11 all-time team in 1-A wins. I point out that we had an opportunity after 2005 to catch up on the programs ahead of us in the top 10 all-time in 1-A wins and have FAILED MISERABLY when they too were losing, us # 27 in won/lost 1-A wins after 2005. We pay him 3.5 million annually in total compensation. It is a cushy job. THEY – the of the DISNEYdawgs.com REALLY LIKE THIS. They SETTLE FOR THIS. I and the vast majority – AND GROWING REST OF US – are not in the least satisfied, and have resigned ourselves that THEY ARE THE ISSUE, that they cause our recruiting to not be what it could be stock-piling 6 TE and no FB, no OL, no depth at TB, no secondary and if we do have someone in the secondary moving him too to the LB where we already are and were stock-piled. Conservative 3rd Down draws. Fed up with it. Now, sir, you run in here, have the guts to put your team in your handle, mine clearly does a fine man, a man I have long admired here in my neighborhood, on our staff I point out, a RB of great repute. Put your team in your handle. Cease with the cloak of hiding your team affiliation. We both, you and I, are saying the same thing, sir. Only you are NOT a University of Georgia lover. I am. You aren’t. Quit with the BS about us, and trying to say all of us are DISNEYdawgs.com. We aren’t. There is no deep mysterious force. There is BAD COACHING STAFF headed and hired by the man responsible for the staff, Mark Richt who last spoke calling our Starting Strong Safety a DUMB***.

Unbiased_Observer

October 21st, 2011
9:22 am

Judging by what I’ve read on these blogs, Georgia would be 7-0 right now if they’d only played the backup QB. Maybe Richt wants to get fired?

That’s a pretty sweet deal, drawing a multi-million dollar check for doing absolutely nothing. It worked out very well for Tommy Tuberville, and he even managed to get his Mississippi Mafia of assistant coaches a nice Alabama state pension before he checked out from Auburn.

schmeckdawg

October 21st, 2011
10:04 am

I was a staunch Mark Richt supporter UNTIL I read the transcrpts of what he had to say about one of his players and basically saying the same thing about Grantham. I will always support the DAWGS, but, I could care less what happens to Mark Richt anymore. Reading what he had to say sickened me. It’s like watching your brother being beat up in a fight and you jump in and help the other guy! And after the cheap shot on Geathers, I wouldn’t have listened to one damn thing that Franklin had to say much less listen to it and then disparage your own guys. Richt needed to be admonished by McGarity!!

Bill you can spin it anyway you want, but, to me there is no excusing Mark Richt’s behavior!!!!!!!

Thank God for Reggie Ball

October 21st, 2011
10:09 am

we are on a 5 game winning streak right???? whith 3 of those being road SEC games???

you wouldnt think so after reading this blog

schmeckdawg

October 21st, 2011
10:11 am

Hanky Panky

October 20th, 2011
11:50 pm
When the hell will Richt stop “learning lessons,” and start winning championships? The guy’s been in this job for 11 seasons! There is no excuse for laying down like that in front of Franklin. DON’T SHOW YOUR CARDS. Richt should be doing everything he can to help his team win. Badmouthing players behind their back, on camera nonetheless, is incorrigible. Just another reason why I’ve lost faith in Richt.

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AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please see my post @ 10:04 a.m. on the 21st!

schmeckdawg

October 21st, 2011
10:15 am

You gotta love it. We lose two starters for a half against florida, and vandy loses one starter for a half against Army!

RedPantyDAWG

October 21st, 2011
10:39 am

Rumor has it that Mark has finally saved up enough money to maintain his current lifestyle, but to also devote full time to his preaching pursuits. According to Mark, while he’s trying to meditate on the sidelines, talking to his pastor on the headset, the fans are making a ton of noise, the players are running on and off the field, and that Grantham guy is jumping all around like a crazy person. This goes on almost every weekend. What is a do-gooder guy to do???

LawDawg

October 21st, 2011
11:26 am

I think the defensive backfields with TD/Sean Jones and Sean Jones/Greg Blue at safeties were pretty good. I cannot remember exactly who the starting CBs were each of those years, but we had excellent CBs every year from 2002-2007. I would say probably any of those (as well as Jermaine Philips-Wansley, et al DB squad) were all better than this year’s. Even though this year’s is pretty damn good now that Rambo is finally back in the saddle.

bubba4dawgs

October 21st, 2011
11:59 am

I’m putting this squarely in the coaches lap: Decisions on putting the game away toward the end of the game needs much improvement! What’s wrong with short passes to simply get a first down to keep the time moving rather than running into a pile and gaining nothing then finally punting and giving the ball up for the other team to have a chance to score? When it’s close at the end, YOU DO NOT WANT TO GIVE UP THE BALL UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!!! Come on, get real and remember your defense is tired, don’t put more pressure on them and take the chance of losing!! Boo Boo, dig into your bag of tricks and make it happen! My goodness, you have perhaps the best quarterback in the SEC and certainly most capable receivers like Orson Charles and no defensive back can leap that high. You’re gonna need it in Jacksonville!! GO DAWGS!!!!

Old Dog

October 21st, 2011
12:35 pm

“So then, what is the “deep dark mysterious outside force” that prevents UGA from simply hiring a new coach?”

Money, money, money!

Truth is...

October 21st, 2011
12:52 pm

There’s a lot of dumb—– on the ga sideline. Including coaches.