Fan talk: Schedules, special teams, Stafford and celebrating the holidays UGA-style

A great gift for any UGA fan. (University of Georgia Press)

A great gift for any UGA fan. (University of Georgia Press)

Here’s wishing everyone in the Bulldog Nation a merry Christmas and happy Hanukkah. I hope your holidays are full of joy and you get to spend them with family and friends. And for those of you traveling, please be safe. If your holiday gatherings are anything like my family’s, you’ll probably wind up talking Dawgs and getting some UGA-related presents. Along those lines, let’s help out someone looking for last-minute gift suggestions as we check the Junkyard Mail. …

Julia McKenzie writes: Bill, I’m among those folks who have left their Christmas shopping until the last couple of days and I still need to get something for my uncle and another gift for my Dad, both of whom are UGA alums and big Bulldogs fans. I don’t want to go the logo cap, T-shirt, jacket route because I know they’ve both got plenty of those. What can you recommend?

I’ve got two suggestions for you, Julia. First is the new, updated edition of “Damn Good Dogs! The Real Story of Uga, the University of Georgia’s Bulldog Mascots” by Sonny Seiler and Kent Hannon (University of Georgia Press, $34.95). Originally published in 2002 and first updated in 2006, this handsome coffee-table volume devoted to UGA’s favorite dogs is lavishly illustrated with more than 500 photographs, most of them in color, and tells the stories of all the Ugas and their adventures and has lots of great shots of vintage memorabilia. The new edition adds 80 pages about Uga VI, Uga VII, Uga VIII and super sub Russ. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the book benefit the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. My other gift recommendation is the DVD set “1980 Dawgs: The Inside Story of the National Championship Season,” which exhaustively chronicles the greatest Georgia football season (and which I’ve written about before here). I think either would be a big hit with your uncle and dad.

Jesse Murrah writes: How do you think UGA’s schedule will be affected next year with the new additions to the SEC? And Chip Caldwell asks: When will we know the 2012 schedule? I thought it was supposed to be completed already.

A couple of athletic directors had indicated the schedule would be released this week but that didn’t happen. Apparently incorporating Texas A&M and Missouri, preserving traditional rivalries and working around nonconference deals has proved trickier than some thought. The conference issued an update this week saying it was working through the “final stages” of the 2012 football schedule, adding: “We’ll release it once it’s complete, but not before Christmas.” There are lots of rumors, though, including reports out of Missouri that Georgia will open its SEC schedule visiting the Tigers. That would move the Dogs’ traditional SEC opener, South Carolina, back into October. That actually might work in UGA’s favor, which is probably why folks in Palmetto State are grumbling about it. Meanwhile, there are competing rumors floating around about which SEC West team will go off Georgia’s schedule to make room for Missouri — Alabama or Ole Miss. Alabama would seem to make the most sense, since Georgia is owed a home game by the Rebel Black Bears, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

Jim writes: Given the attention, or lack of, to special teams of Georgia this year and the fact that hiring a special teams coach would take away from the 10-coach limit of the staff, wouldn’t a simple fix to the problem be to name one of the coaches on staff as the special teams coordinator? Because special teams are an important aspect of a football game there should be a special teams coordinator just like there is an OC and DC. This would establish a chain of responsibility for mistakes by the special teams and a roadmap for correction.

Yes, since Mark Richt doesn’t seem likely to take on special teams responsibilities himself, as some head coaches do, naming one of the assistants to coordinate special teams work would appear to be a good idea. One thing’s for sure. Georgia needs to change from the way it approached special teams this season, as the Chattanooga Times Free Press documented recently, and Richt appears to recognize that. I liked this quote from him: “If we’ve got to put a bunch of starters on defense on some specials or starters at wide receiver or whatever you’ve got to do —tailback, I don’t care what position. We’ve got to get the best guys out there and understand how crucial it is.”

KSS writes: Where do you see the 2012 Dawgs finishing the year? Will they be a legitimate contender?

Georgia returns a lot of starters and the Dogs will probably be the favorite to take the SEC East again, especially if a couple of key players stick around instead of leaving early for the NFL and the Crimson Tide comes off what’s already another advantageous schedule. If a consistent running game can be established, yes, I think UGA could be a contender for the conference championship and beyond in 2012.

OkieDawg writes: Hey Bill,  I read in the AJC that [Aaron] Murray, [Bacarri] Rambo and [Orson] Charles requested an evaluation of their projected NFL draft position. I have also heard rumors that [Cornelius] Washington and [Sanders] Commings requested an evaluation from the league. Can you confirm how many players have requested an evaluation and the possibility of each leaving?

Sorry, we don’t know exactly how many players have submitted their name, only those who’ve talked about it publicly, and that’s the group you’ve mentioned (though Murray isn’t really seriously considering it; he just wants to see how he rates, and that’s also likely with Commings).

Todd writes: While I count myself as a member of the Dawg Nation, the general sense that I get from the majority of our fan base is one of disinterest in the success that Matt Stafford is having in the NFL and I don’t understand it. I have followed his NFL career from his first year where Detroit won 2 games (after winning none the year prior) through this winning season and I have to say he has exceeded my expectations. He really has been worthy of the #1 overall pick in the 2009 draft but I hardly hear any Georgia fans talking about him. … With all the Tebow hoopla in recent weeks and the way Gator fans are crowing, doesn’t make sense when we have the better quarterback and I think he proved it Halloween weekend when they blew out the Broncos in Denver. Where is our pride in ole #7?

You’re right, there doesn’t appear to be a lot of Stafford fever in the Bulldog Nation, though I have heard from fans who’ve been following Stafford, especially this season. Overall, I think a lot of Georgia fans were disappointed that he left early for the NFL without first winning an SEC title in Athens and that perhaps lessened the enthusiasm for him. But I imagine that will change if Matt gets the Lions to the Super Bowl.

Travis Hill writes: Hey Bill, love reading your Blog. It’s like you are reading my mind as a fan. I am hoping and praying that we will be able to keep coach [Todd] Grantham in Athens for a long time. Coach Richt owes him big time. I am still worried about our special teams and our offense under [Mike] Bobo. I am not a Bobo basher. I wanted Bobo to succeed more than anyone. I thought Bobo was a great player for Our Dawgs. He is a great recruiter and QB coach. I just think that sometimes Bobo cannot adjust to defenses after they adjust to what we are doing. The LSU scheme was excellent in the 1st half, the players just did not execute. But I really question the coaches’ decision to keep kicking to the Honey Badger. I mean kick it out of bounds or directionally. I was just shocked. Thanks again for your writing. My crew is in Section 325 each and every year … and we are loud!

Yeah, the punting strategy — and special teams strategy, coaching and execution — left a lot to be desired in that game and over the entire season. As for Bobo, I think you may be right about him having trouble adjusting on the fly. When his game plan works, though, Georgia’s offense has been pretty awesome.

Garrett from Bainbridge writes: Hey Bill, I’ve been following your blog for a few years now and continue to enjoy reading it every week. I was wondering if you knew if there was a video made of the Larry Munson memorial service at Sanford Stadium and, if so, do you know where those of us who were unable to attend the service could find it online? I would greatly appreciate it if you could help me with this, as it killed me that I was unable to make the service in person.

I haven’t seen any video of the complete service show up online so far, but there are snippets. The official memorial video can be seen here, there’s a fan-made highlights video here and there’s a nice clip of the Redcoats playing “Georgia On My Mind” at the service here. Perhaps the athletic association ought to consider releasing a video of the complete memorial; it would make a good fund-raiser for a worthy cause.

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113 comments Add your comment

Strangers, waiting, up and down the boulevard

December 23rd, 2011
11:02 am

Happy Holidays to you and your family, Bill.

Go Dawgs!!!

31-17 Dawgs STILL Run This State!

December 23rd, 2011
11:06 am

Happy Holidays Bill, thanks for the outstanding blawg! Can’t wait to go to Tampa and see this great group of Dawgs tee it up one more time! GATA

Red Clay Hound

December 23rd, 2011
11:09 am

Merry Christmas Bill, and as always thanks for keeping us informed.

CTG Punches Himself in the Face

December 23rd, 2011
11:11 am

“Travis Hill writes: Hey Bill, love reading your Blog. It’s like you are reading my mind as a fan. I am hoping and praying that we will be able to keep coach [Todd] Grantham in Athens for a long time. Coach Richt owes him big time.”

Is embarrassing UGA in CTG’s goals and objectives for 2012? If so, he should earn a huge bonus.

anotherdawg

December 23rd, 2011
11:11 am

There’s more UGA fans pulling for Stafford than you know. Most of my friends root for all former Dawgs to do well. Have you seen the new Batman trailer with Hines Ward, it’s pretty cool. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2011/12/chilling-dark-knight-rises-trailer-arrives/1

Me again

December 23rd, 2011
11:12 am

The countdown o next year…….

Dawg'88

December 23rd, 2011
11:21 am

Sorry Bill for the long post. Just wanted to get your blog corrected.
Good quick response there Bill.

Merry Christmas!

Bill King

December 23rd, 2011
11:28 am

Dawg ‘88: Caught me in the middle of proofreading!

david

December 23rd, 2011
11:29 am

Im not a huge Bobo fan, but we avg about 33 points a game– thats pretty good. Merry Christmas to all

SSIgator

December 23rd, 2011
11:35 am

“But I imagine that will change if Matt gets the Lions to the Super Bowl”

Yeah, he can get them to the Super Bowl, but it is going to cost him a small fortune to buy the whole team tickets to the game.

SSIgator

December 23rd, 2011
11:37 am

I’m really a closet tekie.

Pago Pago Dawg

December 23rd, 2011
11:38 am

‘Ole Miss Black Bears?!?!?! Dang, it just doesn’t sound right. Too bad they gave in to the naacp, jesse jackson etc.

SSIgator

December 23rd, 2011
11:39 am

I wear women’s clothes!

dawgfan

December 23rd, 2011
11:40 am

When was Stafford supposed to win an SEC title for us?

2006: He was a true freshmen. True freshmen don’t win SEC titles. Tebow didn’t even start when he was a true freshmen.

2007: We got sort of close. This one’s on the coaching staff. Bobo was flat outclassed on both losses. Stafford played well that year.

2008: We had one of the worst defenses in UGA history. Look up the stats if you don’t believe me. How is that Stafford’s fault? Was he supposed to volunteer to play linebacker or something?

Stafford was a DGD and we’ll be lucky to get another extraordinary talent like him if this is the way we treat them for leaving early.

Thanks.

DIT

December 23rd, 2011
11:44 am

Agreed, move Bobo to QB coach and go out and get a new OC OR CMR needs to call the plays. We need Bobo for recruiting. Looking forward to the Outback Bowl. Nice to have the Dawgs playing in my backyard!
Go Dawgs and Merry Christmas

SSIgator

December 23rd, 2011
11:58 am

“We’ve got to get the best guys out there and understand how crucial it is.”

Say what you will about Richt, but after only eleven years it sounds as if he has finally recognized the problem. Wonder if it will take another eleven years to implement a plan?

1+2

December 23rd, 2011
11:58 am

My issue with Bobo is that he out thinks himself. The Dawgs can have a play or a strategy that is working perfectly. Instead of sticking with it, Bobo will eventually go away from it. This makes absolutely no sense to me. Make the other team adjust to you – you don’t adjust to the other team because you believe they are about to adjust to you.

duronimo

December 23rd, 2011
12:00 pm

Coach Richt is not an easy one to “peg”. I know he wants to win it all every year but it’s clear that he finds the well being of those around him more important. In that regard, he reminds me of the great Georgia Tech coach, Bobby Dodd. Dodd had great teams. He won a National Championship without cutting corners (if you don’t count the “tear-away” jerseys which were awesome).

Dr. Morpheus

December 23rd, 2011
12:04 pm

Merry Christmas, Bill, and thanks for a great blog. The quality of your articles has been outstanding this year. Commenting on Todd’s thoughts about Matt Stafford, I’ve always held him in high regard and have followed his NFL career closely. After struggling with repeated shoulder injuries, he has come back in 2011 to put up big numbers (with ex-Tech star Calvin “Megatron” Johnson being his prime target) and bring the perennial loser Detroit Lions to the brink of making the playoffs for the first time in this Millenium. My thinking is Stafford didn’t get as much love from our fans as some players because his outward demeanor is quiet and reserved. Additionally, the team as a whole underperformed in his junior year and he chose to move on to the pros rather than play another year. I don’t hold any of that against him. If you go back and watch his UGA highlights, the guy made a whole lot of great plays and led us to a number of huge victories including a road upset of Auburn as a freshman, the Florida endzone celebration game, the blackout win over Auburn, and two great wins over Tech. He went out in style as Georgia came from behind to defeat Michigan State in the 2009 Capital One Bowl (bringing his UGA bowl record to 3-0). To me, supporting our guys who go on to the next level is part of being a Georgia Bulldog, something I’ve practiced all the way back to Fran Tarkenton’s days with the Minnesota Vikings. Stafford, like others including favorite UGA receiver MoMass, keeps up with the Dawgs and shows his support. I’ll be watching the Lions play the Chargers on Christmas Day and pulling for our old QB to outduel Philip Rivers and bring home the win.

BobDawg

December 23rd, 2011
12:09 pm

I get the Chattanooga Times paper and David Paschall does a great job covering the Dawgs…

UGA fan...not fanatic

December 23rd, 2011
12:10 pm

some UGA fans actually pulled for Quincy Carter?……yea right….

swimdawg68

December 23rd, 2011
12:12 pm

I can’t blame Stafford for leaving early, is there anyone out there that would turn down $40 Million?

I agree with some of the comments on Bobo, I think he is over his head as a OC. Why would you change what is working in a game to go to something that had very little chance of working? Example, in the first half against LSU we ran mostly the spread offense and it worked really well. To start the second half we put Murray under center for 3 straight plays. We did that for 3 series in a row even when we fell behind. We took away all the momentum we had gained in the first half, including our defensive momentum. I lay all that blame on Bobo. I love UGA, I have been a season ticket holder for over 30 years sitting in the club section and sadly, I don’t see us reaching the top(National Championship) with Bobo as OC. Sadly, CMR does not share my point of view. There are some Todd Granthams out there for our offense that we should bring in if we wish to catch Alabama and LSU and play on their level. Or, are we satisfied with just being SEC East champions? Not me.

UGA fan...not fanatic

December 23rd, 2011
12:13 pm

(though Murray isn’t really seriously considering it; he just wants to see how he rates,
Let me rate him, cant throw the long ball, cant throw a deep out, cant win a big game….and chokes under pressure

Dr. Morpheus

December 23rd, 2011
12:13 pm

Before I get back to work, I had to copy this quote from Michael Carvell’s AJC recruiting blog. “AJC Super 11 defensive end Jordan Jenkins of Harris County High School has set his announcement for Jan. 9. He will reveal his choice at 7 p.m. on “The New College Football Show” on FOX Sports South. Tennessee has been eliminated by Jenkins, who will pick between Alabama, UGA, Florida and Auburn. Alabama has been the longtime leader for the 6-3, 250-pounder, but UGA has gained a lot of ground recently. Jenkins and his father are big fans of Bulldogs defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.” Grantham goes over the top occasionally with his passion, but players and recruits know he’s got their backs.

BobDawg

December 23rd, 2011
12:18 pm

You know, I have gone back and watched the LSU/UGA conf. chpship game and I really think the coaching staff at Halftime thought we had the Tiggers “gassed” as we were on offense for most of the first half… I really believe Bobo and crew thought we could play smash mouth football in the 2nd half and run the ball coming out of halftime . LSU had been on defense at the end of the half and I think we wanted to tire them and it backfired… Not agreeing with the decision but maybe trying to explain the reasoning…

AltamahaDawg

December 23rd, 2011
12:19 pm

What seemed to be overlooked is the most important factor that contributed to the struggles on the ST this year is that we came into the season with 70 scholarship players.

Look back at all the articles in early August. UGA was very thin at spots, particularly Lbs . Didn’t think they could afford to lose even one. That’s your “front line players” that were not on the ST.

Came into the year lacking 15 scholarship players. Think about it. Does the equavalant of an entire defensive unit make a differnce when having players to put out there?

It’s easy to NOW say, we need to start putting some of our defensive starters out there, but it’s not so easy to ask your LBs to sprint down the field 80 yards 7 or 8 times a a game, then get out there and give 110% effort with no substitution coming.

Depth.

BiggdawgK

December 23rd, 2011
12:21 pm

Rumored 2012 schedule:

Sept. 1 – Buffalo
Sept. 8 – at Missouri
Sept. 15 – Florida Atlantic
Sept. 22 – Vanderbilt
Sept. 29 – Tennessee
Oct. 6 – at South Carolina
Oct. 13 – at Kentucky
Oct. 20 – Open
Oct. 27 – Florida (Jacksonville)
Nov. 3 – Ole Miss
Nov. 10 – at Auburn
Nov. 17 – Georgia Southern
Nov. 24 – Georgia Tech

AltamahaDawg

December 23rd, 2011
12:29 pm

Has also been some rumors of replacing that Nov. 3 with a Bama game. Some specualtion that they need to interupt the Ole’Miss return visit (which is not sacred ) to solve some other issues elsewhere. The above seem more likely though.

BiggdawgK

December 23rd, 2011
12:31 pm

I know that will make the deluded Georgia haters yell and cry but it doesn’t bother me. We get spurrier and his eternal desire to beat UGA later in the season, we get another open date before the gaytors after several decades of them getting that advantage and even get Ga Southern with a similar offense to the trade school the week before we spank them .

If we do end up as the SEC opener for Missouri look for them to be pumped and focussed just like Boise St was this year. I still like the way this sched lines up for the Dawgs to have a good shot at another return to the SEC Championship game.

Merry Christmas and GO DAWGS

AltamahaDawg

December 23rd, 2011
12:33 pm

Interesting point SSI. I guess it helps to just ignore that for the vast majority of those 11 years, UGA has been one of the better team in the league on ST to make it?

Preston

December 23rd, 2011
12:35 pm

In regards to Matthew Stafford, that is a surprising read for me. Everyone I know (including myself), is very excited about Stafford’s emergence as a bonified NFL star. Good to see yet another DMG doing well in the NFL!

Sam Robards, Dawg Fan

December 23rd, 2011
12:35 pm

How come EVERY post I try to place on Bill’s blog gets eaten? I don’t have this problem with Bradley or Schultz…

Sam Robards, Dawg Fan

December 23rd, 2011
12:36 pm

Stafford was a fantastic QB at UGA, and while I don’t care at all about the NFL, I do look in from time to time to see how he’s doing.

I also can’t understand the Stafford bashing that goes on in the fanbase: in fact, it really p!sses me off.

Would ANY other school throw away a QB who lead their team to a Sugar Bowl victory and a #2 final ranking? I sure hope not, because that’s DERANGED.

Did Garrison Hearst, Eric Zeier, Hines Ward or Terrell Davis win SEC titles while at UGA? Nope, but people love them (I do, too!). So why is Stafford treated so poorly by the fanbase?

Yeah, I get it, we were preseason #1 in 2008, but I never bought into the ranking (even then) because our defense was ATROCIOUS. I don’t care how good your offense is: if your defense can’t stop anyone, you CAN’T WIN. So how is that Stafford’s fault?

It isn’t. ‘Nuff said on that.

I think Alabama is going to come off the schedule next year, which means we’ll get ANOTHER year of ESPN placing an asterisk beside our record when it’s discussed that says, “UGA didn’t play Bama, LSU or Arkansas this year” in an attempt to degrade our team and their accomplishments.

Heck, they already have: look at the ESPN SEC Blog for proof.

Sorry if I’m rather angry today, but my nerves are a little raw right now: probably because I have to work a full day today. Humbug indeed…

Go Dawgs!

Top Row Dawg

December 23rd, 2011
12:37 pm

Drew Butler is only inches away from the SEC longest average puting in a carreer.

Blair Walsh is only a few points from being the SEC leader in points scored.

Looks like the blocked punt and the returns hurt Drew considerably on the net, he was 2nd in average punt. 44.3.

Also Walsh was second in FG’s made. (19)

Just thought to post THE REST OF THE STORY.

Athens= God's Country

December 23rd, 2011
12:43 pm

BobDawg

You’re an idiot. Merry Christmas.

Dr. Morpheus

December 23rd, 2011
12:52 pm

BTW, I’m not ashamed to say I wanted to see Quincy Carter get his life together and succeed in the pros. His leaving paved the way for David Greene to start at a redshirt freshman and lead the Dawgs to 42 wins.

AltamahaDawg

December 23rd, 2011
12:58 pm

What hurt Walsh is that we attempted so many loooong FGs, (half of which he made) in situations where other team just punted.

duronimo

December 23rd, 2011
1:08 pm

Matthew Stafford is doing UGA proud. Without him Detroit would be a lower tier NFL team. Tarkington always made the teams he played on better and Stafford has the same magic. Georgia without him would have had more bad years in a row and Richt would be gone.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

December 23rd, 2011
1:21 pm

ESPN doesn’t have to degrade you wins sport for the teams you beat speak for themselves! If you really want a great Christmas present then hope Alabama is moved off your schedule for 2012 and years going forward. Jenkins will roll with the Tide as well as Goldman,Winston,and Jones. That 3 of the top 10 players in the country folks. Merry Christmas.

Richt`s Hammer

December 23rd, 2011
1:39 pm

When Michigan State hangs 50 on us, will you still love me and give me a fat raise and a new contract.

Brother Richt

Hairy Dawg

December 23rd, 2011
1:39 pm

Tebow was a part of two national championship teams and won the Heisman. Stafford didn’t do either of those things. If he had, he would be a god in Athens.

ugab

December 23rd, 2011
2:05 pm

CMR has never been good at keeping players around for the players senior season. Plenty of Ga players have left Uga early for the draft. Most of these players go late in the draft and they are a bust in the NFL. Boykin stayed to become a better player. I believe O Charles is close to being NFL worthy. It would benefit Charles and Rambo to stay for the one more year. EVERYONE KNOW THAT MONEY TALKS. THERE IS ALWAYS THE RISK OF GETTING INJURED. PLAYERS HAVE TO GET INSURANCE INCASE OF INJURY

ugab

December 23rd, 2011
2:08 pm

I am very happy for Stafford. Every Dawg fan wishes Stafford would have came back for his last season. MONEY TALKS.

7576DAWG

December 23rd, 2011
2:17 pm

I think if CMR had changed his Defensive coordinator out in 2008 like everybody wanted ,Stafford would have stayed in 2009 and we may have even won the national championship in 2008 and 2009. Martinez was the worst defensive coordinator in the history of Georgia . Maybe he was a very good position coach but the coordinator job was waaay over his head , just like the offensive coordinator job is waaay over Bobo’s head. The bad thing about it, is the AD feel’s the same or Bobo would be making a lot more money than he is. Too keep Grantham raising his salary to 1 million is a must and should be enough to get a 3 year extension but at $400,000 that is already too much for Bobo . You can’t gauge Bobo’s success by just looking at point’s per game. To me the most important stats are turnover’s in the big game’s and how many of those game’s do we WIN. THAT’S WHERE BOBO HAS FAILED.
The problem is who would we get as offensive coordinator to replace Bobo. Anybody good enough will leave after a year or two to be a head coach somewhere or go to the NFL as a position coach. We have to hope that Bobo will finally learn from past mistakes and at least become good enough to not lose game’s for us. If that happen’s it will be enough because a great defense will take care of the rest.

UGA fan...not fanatic

December 23rd, 2011
2:31 pm

yep, the more I look at that schedule, I see 11-1, win the east and lose to LSU again.
Special teams, 1st: the FG unit, Blair Witched sucked this year, 2nd: that stupid punt team formation where the 3 guys get directly in front of Butler sucked. 3rd: Logan Gray’s fair catches were sorely missed.

UGA fan...not fanatic

December 23rd, 2011
2:32 pm

the special teams apologists are out in full force now.

Joey

December 23rd, 2011
2:48 pm

What’s so sickening is our punt and punt return teams killed us in the first game of the year and the last (SECCG).

In all three of our losses, we were right in the game for a half or more, then those two STs were the catalyst for the other team getting momentum – and scores.

Time and time again, Boise, SC, and LSU began drives inside of our 25 yard line, which is asking too much of any D.

I just seems with Richt, even in the good seasons, it always something – bad luck, poor coaching, non-coaching (STs) – that keeps UGA from getting to the top. With the STs as bad as they’ve ever been, in year 11, it makes you wonder if Richt CAN do what it takes to get us to the top?

Jim

December 23rd, 2011
3:16 pm

I think Bobo’s main down fall is, like Richt, he only has experience under one coach. Sitting in one place too long isn’t good. The successful coaches ie Saban and Miles worked for some pretty successful coaches to get where they are. Look at Richt’s staff. Most of them are Richt trained. As for calling plays, I would think Richt has a lot of input on the play selection during games. He isn’t wearing those headsets for looks.

I’m looking forward to the Bowl game and hoping that we have some running backs show up. According to the papers in Michigan, Michigan State believes getting pressure on Murray will disrupt his footwork and result in him missing receivers by five yards.

We best bring our A game because they have a lot to play for.

Richt`s Hammer

December 23rd, 2011
3:37 pm

Wow with that schedule we could win maybe maybe maybe 6 games. Great news, pass the buscuits.

Hammer

Richt`s Hammer

December 23rd, 2011
3:39 pm

I know we really are terrible. 5 Star recruites everywhere and Choakdawg still has eat the other team`s kicker..