Fan talk: How about a little Bulldog love for Russ?

Should Russ be named official mascot? (University of Georgia)

Should Russ be named official mascot? (University of Georgia)

Saturday’s game against Kentucky is the last chance to see the Dogs play Between the Hedges this season and a limited number of unclaimed UGA student tickets went on sale to the general public Thursday morning. If you’d like the chance to see Georgia try to clinch the SEC East in person, Georgiadogs.com has the details.

Now, let’s get to some Junkyard Mail. …

Brady Johnson writes: I heard one of the guys on the post-game radio show speculate after the Auburn game that if Georgia wins the SEC Championship that Russ will earn full “mascot” status and be buried inside Sanford Stadium with his forebears when he goes on to that great fireplug in the sky. Since it’s pretty obvious the new Uga isn’t going to be introduced this season, what do you think is the likelihood of that?

I don’t know if Russ will ever be declared on official mascot, but if Georgia wins an SEC championship on his watch I think he certainly deserves to be acknowledged inside Sanford Stadium. I think it would be a great idea for him to be buried with the Ugas, but if that doesn’t come to pass he at least ought to get a plaque or some other permanent honor. Even Mike, the predecessor to the Uga line, is honored with a statue (in front of Memorial Hall). Russ deserves no less.

Brian Stewart writes: I know most of the praise this year is going towards the defense (and rightfully so) for this run the Dawgs are making. My question is why the offensive surprises, like the strong O-line play and phenomenal play of the wide receivers, has gone largely under the radar?

Well, I’m not sure you can say they’re going under the radar any longer, but the answer probably is that the injury-plagued offensive line progressed slowly and the wide receivers are mostly very young. There’s still room for improvement with the OL, but coach Will Friend has done a terrific job with very little depth. As for the receiving corps, the sparkplugs there have been a terrific batch of freshmen who certainly are on the radar now.

Beach Dawg Living Happily Among Gators writes: Bill, It is obvious that the 2011 “Dream Team” recruiting class has made significant contributions to the Dawgs’ success this year. I found it very surprising that UGA was able to have that much success after the dismal 2010 season capped by a very embarrassing bowl loss. The opposite seems to be happening this year — very good season, so far, but Coach Richt does not seem to be attracting the top in-state players. Your thoughts?

As our recruiting expert Michael Carvell notes, Georgia’s recruiting efforts had to weather an 0-2 start and lots of speculation about the head coach’s future but are beginning to gain some momentum and the Dogs are in the running for some highly rated players. Just as it was too early to write off this season after the first two games, don’t dismiss Richt’s 2012 recruiting efforts until we see which players he lands.

Kelly from Buford writes: Junkyard, do you know the status of Kolton Houston? I heard rumors of a NCAA investigation and noticed he hasn’t been dressed out. It would be nice to have him in the mix with the loss of Dallas Lee.

Houston has been unable to play because of an unspecified “NCAA issue,” according to Richt. There’s been no official word, but at this point it looks like Houston won’t be available until next season (hopefully).

Rontavius Smith writes: Hey Bill, seeing how the Dawgs have improved greatly under [Todd] Grantham, I believe he deserves to get a big increase to his pay and to give him a contract extension when they give Richt one. I believe when a team is doing well that it’s not [right] for all the credit to go the head coach because success is achieved by a team and right now the team has the coaches and players to do big things. In your opinion why wouldn’t UGA do everything in their means to keep Grantham?

I’m sure Richt and athletic director Greg McGarity want to keep Grantham and will do whatever is reasonable to keep him. He’s already one of the most highly paid assistants around but a raise after this season would seem likely. And possibly an extension, assuming Richt gets one, too. But if his agent isn’t just blowing smoke and Grantham really does have NFL defensive coordinator or college head coach offers on the table, it’ll ultimately come down to what direction he wants to take his career. A personal choice, in other words, not just money. Frankly, though, it sounds like a negotiating ploy.

Jax Dawg writes: Do you think Drew Butler’s punting struggles have come with the new punting protection formation that UGA is using this year? I’m by no means a special teams expert, but it seems that with the three defenders directly in front of Drew he is not taking his usual steps before he punts it away.

I’d say it’s doubtful the formation is the problem. Butler punted well for most of the season and has only recently had a couple of off games. And let’s not forget that the one blocked punt came when the Dogs weren’t using that maximum protection formation. I think more likely the recent shanked punts are a concentration problem on his part that he can fix.

Matthew Cafaro writes: Bill, the people who said Richt needed this WHOLE season to see if his new decisions and appointments would work out were right. That still does not erase the fact that Richt’s success as a head coach is extremely dependent on having not only a competent defensive coordinator, but one who is the yin to his yang. So, let’s say Georgia wins the SEC next year and contends for a BCS Championship, two possible scenarios, and Todd Grantham leaves to become a DC in the NFL or a CFB head coach. Good for him, of course, as he saved Richt’s job just as sure as [Brian Van Gorder] had a huge hand in Richt’s early success. If that scenario presents itself, will Richt make the same mistakes of the past, coming off a successful season? Will he promote from within, someone who is not qualified to be a DC? Someone who is NOT the fiery, passionate DC this team needs to balance Richt’s cool, even temper? I can’t say I trust a “fat and happy” Richt to make the right decision. An “under fire” Richt made decisions to save his job. … Does a comfortable Richt make those same kind of “out of the box” decisions when he needs to replace the man who saved his job?

If Grantham leaves, I’d be surprised if Richt didn’t look outside the program for a similar replacement. He’s a smart man and I think he recognizes the same factors that you cite. In the past, I think his judgement in promoting Willie Martinez was colored by their close friendship.

Eddie Whitaker writes: Hi Bill, love your work! My question is regarding our QB situation. Currently we have [Aaron] Murray, [Hutson] Mason and [Christian] LeMay. Sounds like (if recruiting holds true) we have Brice Ramsey coming in and then “the next Tim Tebow” [Faton Bauta] who just committed for 2013. Do you see LeMay transferring? We will soon have quite a logjam at the QB spot.

No, I doubt LeMay is going anywhere. If any of Georgia’s quarterbacks transfers, it most likely will be Mason, though that’s by no means a foregone conclusion. Mason also could take a redshirt year in order to create some class separation. But if he stays and plays next season I think it’ll be a terrific battle for the No. 2 spot and his experience will give him the edge over LeMay, who missed his senior year of high school football.

Jon Wilhoit writes: Bill, always enjoy your work. In order for the Dawgs to continue to resurrect to the expected level of competitiveness, Isaiah Crowell has to make a statement, a claim, to the role of “every-down SEC tailback”. He has flashes of promise. He makes rookie mistakes. Those are the edges of the issue. If he cannot carry the ball for an entire drive, if he cannot become more effective as the game wears on … he will be just another back. And, it will be no one’s fault but his own. He has the tool. Does he have the heart?

I think he’s getting there. He’s been playing banged up and has had to get used to that but Crowell said this week that he knows staying in the game is “what I haven’t been doing well” and he’s trying to improve. Richt noted this week that in the Auburn game Crowell didn’t ask to come out, unlike earlier games. Early in the season, the coach said, “he’d run one or two and then he’d come out. Then he’d go back in and then he’d run a couple more and then he’d come out. This last game he wanted to keep getting it.” Richt attributes that to Crowell’s stamina improving. As that happens, I think No. 1 will reach his full potential.

Alex Richards writes: Great to see the fellows put 4 quarters of complete football together against a legitimate opponent. While the Dogs need to keep playing well to clinch and beat the trade school, I hope this quiets all the haters out there calling for a new coach. Not only is Richt first class, he is a solid, solid football coach. Yes, the program dipped but his leadership has held steady throughout. He’s worked through a myriad of issues on field and off, given support, encouragement and rope to his coordinators and it’s paying off. Most importantly, he and his staff have recruited better in the last couple of years and it’s paying dividends. Players matter more than coaches. Look at Auburn from a year ago. What are they now? What are they without Cam and Fairley last year — average at best. Look at invincible Nick Saban and Alabama. When they met LSU who could match up athlete to athlete what happened? Look at Florida this year. All I’ve heard is what a great d-coordinator Will Muschamp is. Not so much this year. His o-coordinator is one of the most gifted offensive minds football has ever seen. Florida’s offense was pitiful this year. PLAYERS MATTER MORE THAN COACHES. Watching our team right now, it’s obvious that our players are more talented than most SEC teams (minus Alabama and LSU). I’m tired of hearing how a guy like Kirby Smart is the “answer” to Georgia’s woes. He may be a fine head coach one day, but I for one think that hiring a guy like that is a lot more risky than letting a guy like Mark Richt do his job. I’m telling you, I could coach for Nick Saban, run Hightower and Upshaw and that secondary out there and get some impressive results too. I’m not slamming Smart. Just asking the Bulldog Nation to let a great man and great coach lead our program for many years to come. Get united behind this guy, what looks to be a pretty good staff and some talented YOUNG players that are about to make it to the SEC Championship Game! Go Dawgs!

You make an excellent point. Even great coaches falter if they don’t have the right mix of talent on the field. Richt’s Dream Team signing class was a big step in the right direction.

Jason Bledsoe writes: Bill, I really enjoy reading your blog and your knowledge of the Georgia football team. This 2011 bunch has accomplished something that has been done since Herschel Walker was running between the hedges. They have beaten Florida, Auburn, and Tennessee for the first time since 1982. If we beat Kentucky how do you like our chances in the SEC championship game? I think it will be a heck of a game whether it is LSU or Alabama, our defense can play with anybody and our offense has more fire power than both LSU and Alabama. Go Dawgs.

Whoever represents the SEC West in the championship game probably will be favored, but if Georgia continues to play like they did against Auburn I think the Dogs could make it a terrific game, especially if the defense has a good outing. That would be the key in my mind, because I believe Georgia could move the ball and score against just about anyone right now.

Toby Carmichael writes: I have just one question. Where is all the negativity that you expressed about the Dawgs at the first of the season? Maybe another one. WHERE ARE ALL WONDERFUL FAIR WEATHER FANS THAT WERE CALLING FOR A GREAT COACH TO BE FIRED?

OK, let’s be straight on this: I wasn’t one of those fans calling for Richt to be fired. And I think you misrepresent me in your reference to “all the negativity.” I certainly pointed out problems throughout the season, but after the opening loss to Boise, when others were ready to write off the season, I wrote: “As I was trudging back to the car Saturday night with my wife and brothers, we found ourselves doing something that ran counter to the general mood of the evening: accentuating the positive. That long touchdown pass to true freshman Malcolm Mitchell was a thing of beauty, as he turned on the afterburners, catching the perfectly thrown ball from Murray in stride. That young man is going to be a Georgia football hero before very much time has passed. We also noted what a fine performance transfer linebacker Jarvis Jones turned in. And while tailback Isaiah Crowell’s debut was nowhere near Marcus Lattimore standards, he showed flashes of what is surely to come. So if you want to throw up your hands and declare this another ‘lost’ season on the basis of one game that Georgia really had very little chance of winning, go right ahead. I prefer to think about the blur that was Mitchell as he literally blew past Boise defenders. The story of the 2011 Georgia Bulldogs still has many chapters yet to be written.”

And after the loss to South Carolina I wrote: “Most of the Georgia fans I’ve encountered actually came away from the South Carolina game feeling encouraged by what they saw — a promising team that fought hard, didn’t give up, and which lost mainly because of mistakes, not lack of effort or talent.”

As the Dogs have cut out the mistakes and the young talent has begun to mature, success has come. There’s a big difference between “negativity” and realistic appraisals, which is what I try to offer here.

Brandon Giddens writes: Hey Bill, what are the odds of Georgia vs. Boise State in a bowl game. I would love to see what Georgia can do against them now that we are on a roll, and have ton’s more confidence and game experience. Great Blawg and GO DAWGS!!!

I don’t think a rematch between Georgia and Boise State in a bowl game is very likely. But if it somehow were to happen, as I wrote last week, I think the Dogs would do much better against the Broncos than they did in the Georgia Dome opener. The defense has improved considerably since then and the offense has gotten on track. It’d be a good game.

When did jorts become a Gator thang? (Jacksonville.com)

When did jorts become a Gator thang? (Jacksonville.com)

Luci writes: Dear Mr. King, LOVE your column. I regularly read it on Facebook.Will you please explain the issue about jean shorts? I am a 2nd generation UGA alum living in Central Florida with my husband (Volunteer fan, not alum) and our two sons who are 3rd generation UGA legacies. It is challenging to raise little Bulldogs here in Florida and I am careful to never, ever dress them in orange and blue together. They listen to the Redcoat CD regularly and are learning all the cheers (ages 2 & 4). The older one went to the Coastal Carolina game this year. I digress. Besides not dressing my boys in orange, I also refuse to put them into jean shorts and am just curious of the real story, as I have no clue. I had no luck with google. If you ever have the time, will you please explain the jean shorts thing? Thank you again for all your stories. They are awesome and I so enjoy getting news on the Dawgs! Sic ‘em!

Well, the main thing with jean shorts, or “jorts,” is that they’re awfully silly looking. I remember first seeing them on some elements of the NASCAR audience and I’m not sure exactly when they started to be associated with Florida Gators fans, but it became the pejorative of choice for Georgia fans traveling to Jacksonville mainly in the past decade. By the way, congratulations on keeping your children out of orange and blue, surely the most obnoxious of all color combinations in sports!

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176 comments Add your comment

dawg

November 17th, 2011
7:22 pm

I think Russ should be honored as an UGA. AND, I would be quite happy to have him the official UGA….brown spots don’t worry me, if he gets the job done.
I’m sure Sonny will make the best decision. Everyone was so critical of Mark until last Sat. Don’t start on Sonny.
First comment on here is the BEST !!

kerryb

November 17th, 2011
7:33 pm

I’ve been a UGA fan for more than 30 years and let me tell you. By reading some of the questions I have to say I’m sick of hearing these whiney, bed wetting UGA fans. Is Richt going to do this or do that? Like he hasn’t ever won an SEC Title or 10 games in a season before. Does Crowell have any heart? Just shut up!!!!! We’re winning and you can”t satisfy the idiots. Get rid of your Larry Munson pessimism it sickens me.

adawgfan

November 17th, 2011
7:36 pm

I say adopt Russ now and make him the University of Georgia’s UGA! To heck with constraints on which dog can be the mascot and to heck with Tech!

adawgfan

November 17th, 2011
7:42 pm

Kerryb, If you didn’t like Larry Munson’s commentary I seriously doubt you are, or ever have been a Dawg fan for any amount of time. As far as the ‘what have you done for me lately’ Richt haters I couldn’t agree more. It sickens me for someone to liken the redneck fan base to Munson. Go Dawgs! We love you Larry!

minnesota dawg

November 17th, 2011
7:48 pm

Bill, I enjoy your blog. It keeps me up on the dawgs while I live up here in the cold tundra. I think you fairly ask questions about the dawgs. It’s unlike all the venom that many immature people on this blog post. You at least do it in a fair and nice way. So thanks and go dawgs!!!

kerryb

November 17th, 2011
8:02 pm

adawgfan. I knew when I made that comment some idiot would accuse me of not being a Larry Munson or a Georgia. No, I loved listening to Larry but I did get tired sometimes of him being pessimistic about every game we played.

kerryb

November 17th, 2011
8:03 pm

How dare I make any comment about Larry.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 17th, 2011
8:15 pm

Russ is just like the players for UGA. He ain’t all WHITE either. The White Girls Plantation College of Georgia should have a mascot on the sidelines just like the Farm Hands between the WHITE lines.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 17th, 2011
8:17 pm

kerryb………………you going to try my BBQ recipe?
Be good I am just poking fun while watching UNC v VT game.

Jason

November 17th, 2011
8:26 pm

I think that Russ should be promoted to UGA and buried at Sanford. Even if he does not get promoted, he should be buried there anyway. He deserves that honor for the time served as interim. He is a DGD.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 17th, 2011
8:27 pm

RUSS finally got a winning record.

BiggDawgK

November 17th, 2011
8:31 pm

still an idiot @ the bar shows yet again he is a redneck racist hick. What a surprise that a tech fan hates non whites.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 17th, 2011
8:42 pm

BiggDawgK…………you are missing a few more K’s too. UGA don’t have nothing but White Chicks as Qualifying Students. 6% african americans and 73% of the Athlete Students are special admits. Aka SPECIAL ED students or Kroger grocery bag boys.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 17th, 2011
8:43 pm

UGA the College of DIVERSITY in the state for damn sure.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 17th, 2011
8:58 pm

African American 7%
Asian American 7%
Hispanic 2%
International 1%
Native American 0%
White 81%
Unknown 2%

Full-Time Undergrads: 24,673
Part-Time Undergrads: 1,472
Male Undergrads: 12,129
Female Undergrads: 16,522
Total Applicants: 17,207
Male Applicants: 6,910
Female Applicants: 10,297
Total Acceptances: 9,569
Male Acceptances: 3,546
Female Acceptances: 6,023
Acceptance Rate: 56%

WHITE GIRLS PLANTATION COLLEGE of GEORGIA………………The Numbers don’t lie…………..

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 17th, 2011
9:03 pm

Uga IX should be a beer guzzling female like the student body.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 17th, 2011
9:17 pm

How many quarters will the UGA fans stay for this game? Will Russ die after the game too?

Mike C

November 17th, 2011
9:51 pm

I’d pick Big Russ to be installed as the UGA Mascot right now. He’s got ‘em on a winning streak and if they go 10 and 2 in the regular season it seems to me that he’s the obvious choice. If they win the SEC East, and beat Tech, who’s your dog baby? If they win the SEC championship I’d say it should be a done deal!

Lakedawg

November 17th, 2011
9:58 pm

Still at the bar–Whats your point/

Trot out those numbers for Bama, Fla or any other SEC school?

Mace Windu

November 17th, 2011
10:10 pm

Still@thekool-aidbar is obviously not a public school grad. On an interesting side note….. He is seemingly not even from this century. How hard was it to break the time barrier?

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 17th, 2011
10:12 pm

Bama…………………..African American 12%
Asian American 1%
Hispanic 2%
International 2%
Native American 1%
White 82%
Unknown 0%

Full-Time Undergrads: 21,738
Part-Time Undergrads: 1,962
Male Undergrads: 11,608
Female Undergrads: 12,79

Almost even men to women. almost double the african american students to UGA.

Florida……………African American 10%
Asian American 8%
Hispanic 14%
International 2%
Native American 1%
White 63%
Unknown 3%

Full-Time Undergrads: 31,304
Part-Time Undergrads: 2,324
Male Undergrads: 17,908
Female Undergrads: 20,931

Read more: http://collegeprowler.com/university-of-florida/statistics/#ixzz1e1UF4okl

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 17th, 2011
10:15 pm

Mace hell no i didn’t go to Government/Public/Welfare Indoctrination School.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 17th, 2011
10:18 pm

Mace Windu…………..Public/government school from the cradle to the grave. Government Education, Incarceration, to Socialization the way of the Liberal Democrats.

Mace Windu

November 17th, 2011
10:18 pm

You are a very strange dude.

BiggDawgK

November 17th, 2011
10:19 pm

still an idiot @

We get it you are a hate filled racist. you like wearing your klan robes and hideing behind your keyboard. keep looking I’m sure there is a trailer park somewhere that you can afford or you can just stay in your grandma’s basement

BiggDawgK

November 17th, 2011
10:23 pm

still an idiot @

It’s no surprise to anyone here that you didn’t go to school. Did you quit middle school or flunk out? I remember you posting a few days ago that you could relate to the scandal at penn st. Is that why you dropped out?

It would help explain why you are so pathetic and hate filled.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 17th, 2011
10:25 pm

BiggD…………..if i was a racist then would I love the fact UGA is basically a White girls school? I want the supposed Flagship school for our state to do better and not just FAKE educate Black Athletes. 6% is the best of the best of the African American students this state has to offer? UGA home of the White Suburban girls and Redneck White frat boys.

dawg

November 17th, 2011
10:31 pm

Well, yeah, Still@theKool-aidBAR you are a racist. I’m sure you’ll neverfigure that out. Those black atheletes, as well as the white ones and red ones and yellow ones have a wonderful opportunity for a FREE education. Having paid for 2 undergrad and 2 grad depgrees for my children, I can tell you an opportunity for a FREE education is a blessing.

Cuz

November 17th, 2011
10:32 pm

What is wrong with white chicks? I married and divorced one.

Using race or gender in a football blog is just plain silly.

Uga died before the Kentucky game in 2009, not after.

Mace Windu

November 17th, 2011
10:33 pm

Clark Atlanta, Morehouse and Spelman sound familiar to you sir? Some fair schools I would say and also a possible reason there are not more African American students at UGA. Those are just some of the schools that are goals for a lot of those students in this state. You have a lot of hate and I feel sorry for you. Any student is lucky to be at any school in this day and age and just to reset this…… I believe the conversation was about “Football” and not the merits of matriculation at a state university.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 17th, 2011
10:54 pm

Mace Windu then why is GSU………..Georgia Southern university so different? You don’t think many of these African American students didn’t want to get in UGA?
African American 23%
Asian American 1%
Hispanic 2%
International 1%
Native American 0%
White 67%
Unknown 5%

Full-Time Undergrads: 14,767
Part-Time Undergrads: 1,717
Male Undergrads: 9,072
Female Undergrads: 8,538

Read more: http://collegeprowler.com/georgia-southern-university/diversity/#ixzz1e1cuYQN6

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 17th, 2011
11:03 pm

UGA OWES the Minority students in this state a chance to get a UGA degree even if they don’t play a sport.

KJ

November 17th, 2011
11:19 pm

And you OWE everyone on this blog throwing yourself into traffic. I promise nobody will miss you.

Fair and Balanced

November 18th, 2011
1:05 am

I will fess up by saying that I didn’t think Ga could do better tha 8-4. I thought Richt had to do 9-3 to keep his job. I didn’t think we would beat Fl or AU. I dreaded the Tech game and the possible loss and all the I’ll feelings and uncertainty about the program that would come with 8-4 or 7-5. But I also said that if Richt goes 9-3 he stays. At the moment however, 9-3 would be hard to deal with. Losing in the SEC C G is still honorable. But only if we go to that game at 10-2. If we don’t beat GT then we stand the chance of a 3 in a row losing streak and all the boo birds surface again and the season will be regarded a failure. The 9 game win streak will be said to have been due to a weak schedule. Ga still has to win the next 2 plus a win in the bowl game to shut down negativity.

Jim

November 18th, 2011
1:23 am

Russ is a bad dude, bring a new Uga around and Russ scares them so bad they die of a heart attack. Now lets take care of business with Kin-tuck-ee and Gaw-ja Tec, so whoever the west sends we can give them aheart attack when we ins whup em too.

The Truth

November 18th, 2011
2:09 am

Emory draws off many of th African-American students who are academically qualified to attend UGA with various scholarship and economic incentives. When UGA tried giving preferential treatment to African Americans, the US District Court for the Southern District of Georgia struck it down. Georgia State is also less expensive than Georgia in that many students can commute from home. Finally, Spellman, Morehouse, Morris Brown and Clark Atlanta are attractive options which draw qualified African American students.

Jackson Baer

November 18th, 2011
3:39 am

People can critique Tebow all they want but he wins, period. He doesn’t turn the ball over and is almost always the best runner on the field. He’s a natural leader and makes those around him better. He may have been 9-20 passing on Thursday but should have been around 14-20 with all the dropped balls/near catches. He’s only thrown 1 INT in five starts and is 4-1. I’ll take that every day.

http://www.whatthehellbook.com/the-book/

Jason in Gainesville

November 18th, 2011
4:24 am

Russ deserves to be kept and recognized as the UGA mascot for life. He is a very handsome bulldog and a fine mascot. There will be future UGA’s down the line, but for now, Russ deserves the role and to be made official.

BubbaDawg

November 18th, 2011
5:34 am

Mace Windu

November 17th, 2011
10:18 pm

“You are a very strange dude.”

Still@theKool-aid is merely a good Southern Republican who wants to protect the innocent colored folks from the evil Democrats, who bribe them into voting for them by offering such enticements as public schools and by making empty promises such as that the Social Security and Medicare programs that they have paid into for all of their lives will actually be there to assist them in their waning years on this Earth.

After all, everyone with a lick of sense knows that we can’t fix our economy unless we first destroy our government. It only makes sense… if you think about it.

Big Dawg

November 18th, 2011
6:13 am

Fellow Dawgs just one point– because a Fellow Dawg critizes does not mean he or she is a hater only means they are passionate about the Georgia Bulldogs. One of the things that gets overlooked here is Coach Richt has been his own worst enemy at times by being hard headed. I guess that is a common trait most of us human beings have as he stayed with Coach Martinez 2 years longer than he should have and he has stayed with Mike BoBo 2 years longer as well. Next he never has truely committed to running the football even though most of his success has been when we could just line up and ram it down the other teams throats.

As for Russ yes he should be given full UGA status as he has been our mascot during the rejuvenation of the team this year. Anyways these are my opinions and everyone has an opinion.

Go Dawgs

BubbaDawg

November 18th, 2011
6:36 am

I think that we should wait until the end of the season to decide whether Russ deserves UGA status. One can’t be too careful when making such weighty decisions.

johnny

November 18th, 2011
7:33 am

I am pretty sure Russ has a decent won-loss record…

Poor Russ

November 18th, 2011
8:12 am

Has Russ been dewormed yet? I know that was a problem earlier in the season.

Plus the mange and all the fleas.

Burma Shave

November 18th, 2011
8:34 am

LSU will kill the dawgs
It’s obvious to all
Richt will make excuses
But this time he will fall

BURMA SHAVE

walk on

November 18th, 2011
8:35 am

Russ is a walk-on … and like any good walk-on who proves his mettle, he deserves a full ride.

Snoop Dawg

November 18th, 2011
8:46 am

The UGA Vet School needs to take over the production of future UGAs. I believe that Sonny Seiler’s dogs have some genetic flaws from excessive inbreeding.

UGA should be a university program, not something “outsourced” to a fan or the private sector.

I am sure that having rights to the UGA line is very profitable to Mr Seiler. And that’s OK. Bottom line, though, is that we have one of the best vet schools in the country and they need to be incharge of carrying on our UGA tradition.

Snoop Dawg

November 18th, 2011
8:52 am

As Snoop reads these blogs, it is easy to understand why most people lose their shirts in the stock market. Why? Most are fickle and go with the fad.

Richt has not suddenly become a great coach. He’s the same incompetent coach that McGarrity relieved of all administrative duties last year so that he could focus exclusively on “the study of football.” He is an incompetent coach.

That being said, he is not stupid. He’s a great salesman, and his Hollywood looks gets him votes with the womenses kinda like Bill Clinton did. His sales schtick serves him well in recruiting, as does his Bible Belt routine. When threatened with his $3M+ annual salary, he grudgingly recruited Grantham which has saved his bacon from the flames.

So don’t live in the moment, folks. Think instead. Assess this guy objectively. If we can keep a little fear in Richt, then he will perform best. He still needs to replace or demote Bobo and we need a Grantham-caliber OC. Then, da Preacha Man can pray, recruit, and pose for us as we win football games regularly in the future.

Yo.

Snoop Dawg

November 18th, 2011
8:58 am

Sounds like ole Still@theKool-aidBAR is a racist to me. I’m all for mixing it up on the blog, but racist ranters need to be banned regardless of what side of the color bar they may reside.

jarvis

November 18th, 2011
8:58 am

Snoop doesn’t say “Yo”.

Snoop Dawg

November 18th, 2011
9:05 am

He just said it.