Early projection for season sees Dawgs standing pat

sec-pinwheel-logojpg-f806e20b1171f261RPI pioneer and BCS expert Jerry Palm came out with his ridiculously early bowl projections this week for CBSsports.com.

Palm has LSU winning the SEC championship and meeting Southern Cal in the BCS Championship game. With the SEC champ headed to the national title game, he sees the Sugar Bowl taking Alabama to play West Virginia of the Big 12 rather than the SEC runner-up, which he once again predicts will be Georgia. He has the Dogs playing Big 10 runner-up Nebraska in the Capitol One Bowl in Orlando.

So obviously he sees Georgia losing to LSU again in the conference championship.

(Some of you might ask, if the SEC champ normally goes to the Sugar Bowl and instead goes to the BCS, why wouldn’t the No. 2 team in the conference take their place in the Sugar? Because that’s not the way the bowls work! The loser of the SEC championship game usually doesn’t get a BCS bid because they’re usually not the second highest-ranked conference team in the polls.)

Palm has 10 of the SEC’s 14 teams playing in bowls, with South Carolina in the Outback, Arkansas in the Cotton, Auburn in the Chick-fil-A, Florida in the Gator, Texas A&M in the Music City, Missouri in the Liberty and Mississippi State in the BBVA Compass.

Of course, these projections are good for nothing more than an excuse to talk college football during March Madness, but it does raise a question for fans: If Palm’s scenario plays out, Georgia would once again win the SEC East but also would lose again to LSU in the Georgia Dome and wind up in a non-BCS bowl, though one notch higher than this past season’s Outback Bowl.

So it essentially would be a replay of the 2011 season, only with a slightly better bowl.

Obviously, that would be a successful season for Mark Richt’s program. But would you find it satisfying? After suffering through a losing season, winning the SEC East looked awfully good to UGA fans. But would a second straight season of conference bridesmaid status look as good? Especially considering all the starters that Georgia returns and an infusion of highly regarded talent, especially in the backfield?

Feel free to share your thoughts and expectations for the 2012 season.

A STRONG EXPENDITURE

UGA has released the salaries for its newly reconfigured strength and conditioning staff, and the Athens Banner-Herald notes the program will be spending $108,039 more annually in that area, with salaries totaling $440,000 for the five-person staff. That includes $140,000 for former Penn State strength director John Thomas, who’ll be senior associate director of strength and conditioning, and $85,000 for speed specialist Sherman Armstrong, the associate strength and conditioning coach. Senior director of strength and conditioning Joe Tereshinski will make $150,000.

Considering the Dogs’ problems over the past couple of years with fading in the fourth quarter, the upgrading of the S&C staff looks like money well spent to me.

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237 comments Add your comment

DawgsRunThisState31-17

March 16th, 2012
10:12 am

No, we need to win the SEC this season.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
10:20 am

Goldenrod

March 16th, 2012
10:21 am

Legumpers ain’t gonna win jack. Mark Richt is a missionary disguised as a coach, I foresee the mutts going 7-5 this season and losing to Coach Paul Johnson’s squad this November in that Cesspool Up North. THWG!

Return visit to the Liberty Bowl for the hydrant leakers.

Chiefdawg

March 16th, 2012
10:21 am

Nothing more than a SEC championship will do. It is time for Mark Richt to put up or shut-up. If UGA is to be a major player in college football it must start winning championship. LSU and Alabama have already gotten to far ahead. With the players in this state and the support that the program is given it is time to win the big one. I am tired of UGA playing second fiddle.

P_The_Ricker

March 16th, 2012
10:22 am

Satisfying??? No!

Who would want to start chanting “we’re #2, we’re #2″ or “we’re #3 in the SEC, we’re #3 in the SEC!” The goal is to win the SEC every single year!!! That is all that is in the Dawg’s control year after year. Of course getting the opportunity to play and win the BCS is the ultimate goal!

If you start to accept mediocrity….you become mediocrity!

DCJohn

March 16th, 2012
10:23 am

Regardless of where we end up in the post season and what our record looks like, the quality of play on the field will be and should be much improved over last year.

BrandonNdenver

March 16th, 2012
10:24 am

old dog

March 16th, 2012
10:25 am

Unless the o-line gets better, this is wishful thinking. We’ll beat the bad teams, but lose to the good ones unless we learn to block! Better teams “whooped” us at the all-important line of scrimmage! (B-State, Mich.-Sate, LSU) Gotta run in the SEC, and even with our good backfield thay gotta have good blocking! I’m hoping for improvement, but I’m not yet convinced that this one weakness has been properly addressed.

Pilfer Dawg

March 16th, 2012
10:28 am

I like what DCJohn is saying but I feel like with the returning starters and the new guys coming in, we should at a minimum go undefeated in the regular season and play a very close game if not win the SEC championship game

Pilfer Dawg

March 16th, 2012
10:31 am

It is time for Richt, Bobo, and Aaron Murray to put up or shutup.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
10:31 am

With all the Talent at UGa, Murray a Heisman candidate, Crowell being a great freshman, and most of the East being down, then how can anything but a SEC CG win and a BCS game not be considered a failure?

Pilfer Dawg

March 16th, 2012
10:32 am

Good point old dog

Joey

March 16th, 2012
10:33 am

Our offense will be the undoing of the Bulldogs this season. Too predictable and vanilla. Good SEC DCs shut it down for halves at the time. Once that happens, Richt/Bobo have no answers or adjustments.

9-3. Losing to Missouri, SC and UF. Van Gorder will slow down Bobo, but probably won’t get his system in til year 2. Bowl game is a toss up now – having lost 2 in a row.

Spanky

March 16th, 2012
10:34 am

“If you start to accept mediocrity….you become mediocrity!” – P_The_Ricker , that’s very well put!! With the defense now ALMOST looking like a Junkyard D, and a stable of racehorse running backs, it may be now or never…and no, I’m never satisfied with any form of consolation prize..no one should…except for Tech…LOL

SBC Pastor

March 16th, 2012
10:35 am

While a second place finish would look like we have hit a plateau, we need to recognize that while we are getting better as a team, we are not (yet) on the level of LSU or Alabama. That said, I think UGA does have a real shot at the SEC this year.

Mitch Cumstein

March 16th, 2012
10:36 am

Its about damned time the Dawgs won something of substance. With all of the talent in Athens, particularly returning this season, we shoulda won something by now!

Richt isn’t getting it done.

Dap01

March 16th, 2012
10:38 am

We will go undefeated and win the SEC Championship but ESPN will decide that the national championship should be between Alabama and LSU. Then ESPN will report on Tiger being 12 shots off the lead in a tourney before mentioning UGA’s linebacker getting caught J Walking.

VA DAWG

March 16th, 2012
10:41 am

It sounds like we are already saying wait until next year before the season even starts. It is time for us to step up and win a championship. If we can’t then either our recruits aren’t as good as advertised or our coaches aren’t. The only difference between Coach Dooley’s mediocrity and Coach Richt’s mediocrity is Coach Dooley won a National Championship and set the bar so high for all of us that we haven’t been satisfied since. Take the National Championship out of the equation and the program really hasn’t advanced in 50 years while all of our competition in the conference has. I am no Richt hater I am just stating what should be obvious. It is time for us to step up to the next level with the recruits and coaches we have or we need to make a change because Alabama and LSU are way ahead of us at this point.

Joey

March 16th, 2012
10:41 am

“then how can anything but a SEC CG win and a BCS game not be considered a failure?”
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Because most on here are Richt-fan-boys, and will excuse any waste of talent by him, because, as you know, “he is a good man.” I know. I was one of them.

I hope we win every game, but I’m no longer delusionally counting on it. Even with his most talented teams, Richt ALWAYS loses a game or two that he shouldn’t. This year will be no different.

Half Century Dawg

March 16th, 2012
10:45 am

Goldenrod

March 16th, 2012
10:21 am

Thank you Goldenrod, your opinion is much appreciated. Please have a great day. Cheers

Texas Baller

March 16th, 2012
10:50 am

Kudos Joey – same here.

And if Richt doesn’t achieve a SEC title this year, it surely won’t happen in 2013. Toughest schedule since his arrival from Tallahassee.

Moobs Johnson

March 16th, 2012
10:52 am

More of the same… beat the cupcakes and lose to any team that is above average. That’s what you get from Coach MediocRe who wastes more talent than any other coach in CFB.

UGA Insider

March 16th, 2012
10:55 am

I am worried about special teams again. UGA easily had the wost ST I have ever seen in FBS last season and I don’t see any upgrades as far as coaching goes.

Also, if we do manage to play LSU again will someone please get CMR a memo to NOT kick the ball to Honey Badger…..

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

March 16th, 2012
10:58 am

Alabama will win the SEC and will do so without that much trouble. LSU will finish behind ARK at #3 in the West. UF will win the East by just a tad but they will get it done but will be no match for the Tide. Bama Vs USC is possible and if so the Tide will send Kiffin and Dad back West with nothing for their trophy case. If you UGA fans believe you’re getting close to the football operation at Alabama then you go right ahead but fall and Nick rolls out this team you will see how far behind you are. The talent and depth at Alabam today is better than ever and some of these guys did play HS at Georgia. Dillion Lee will be on the field in 2012 based on the staff chatter for he’s a smart dude that as Nick say “he gets it”. The OL will have 4 NFL drafted players with the other two still just soph but will be NFL talent (cyrus will be all world). The guy that mentions Murray as a Heisman candidate….you jest …don’t you…..never lead his team to beat anybody that has beaten somebody.

GaDwag43

March 16th, 2012
10:59 am

I will be happy with 10 wins as long as Florida is one of the 10! Really won’t to beat them 3 or 4 times in a row to shut my wife’s gator loving family up!!!!!

Zoli

March 16th, 2012
10:59 am

Really people? This is just one man’s opinion. I am expecting the DAWGS to win the SEC this year. We are going to be really good. Yes we are thin at DB but the D should be stout. I think Murray will make strides in the interception department because of a solid running game. If that happens, we roll! LSU’s Zach Mettenberger will not lead them to a title in his first year starting. Mark it down!

GaDwag43

March 16th, 2012
11:05 am

Preach On Zoli! Preach On!

PleaseGo

March 16th, 2012
11:08 am

Georgia will set a modern day record when the Dawgs lose a bowl game because they do not have enough players to field a team after Saint Mark kicks the entire defense out of school for being seen with a picture of a can of beer.

dont get it

March 16th, 2012
11:12 am

Well said GaDawg43. We need to put together a string of wins against UF. We should have beaten them by 40 last year and damnear lost again! I will be happy with a 1 win season as long as we beat those morons!

DocDawg

March 16th, 2012
11:12 am

don`t see the rush to crown LSU, they have major holes to fill, Bama exposed them very clearly and lest we forget Ga dominated 1st half despite no running game. D this year will be lockdown, alot more offense as runners develop and barring injury early on to Crowley. the kid gets confidence in himself & we`ll see a different back with alot of backup options. line will be fine, probably much improved and with potential to improve each week, which hasn`t been the case in years. Bama maybe, LSU, I doubt it!

SSIgator

March 16th, 2012
11:21 am

Joey -

I almost cannot believe my own eyes reading your posts now. Does this mean you are totally off of the Kool-Aid now?

GreasedStar

March 16th, 2012
11:21 am

I got UGA losing to:
1) South Carolina
Spurrier has had Richt’s number for the last 2 seasons, and Murray and Grantham both always choke in this big game.
2) Florida
Richt’s only beat Florida 3 times in his 11 seasons. Enough said.
3) Auburn, Tenn, Vanderbilt or Tech
Richt almost always loses 1 game he shouldn’t.
4) LSU
Mettenberger is clearly better than Aaron Murray, so with revenge on his mind, look for Mettenberger to destroy Murray and the UGA gang for the 2nd straight year, should be an epic blowout loss of 30+ points, also look for Murray to have his normal big game meltdown. And for Grantham to give up 30+, like he almost always does to ranked teams.
5) Bowl
Look for a loss here. Richt is 0-2 with Murray in Bowl games. Murray chokes in Bowl games, averaging 3 turnovers per Bowl game.

GreasedStar

March 16th, 2012
11:21 am

I got UGA losing to:
1) South Carolina
Spurrier has had Richt’s number for the last 2 seasons, and Murray and Grantham both always choke in this big game.
2) Florida
Richt’s only beat Florida 3 times in his 11 seasons. Enough said.
3) Auburn, Tenn, Vanderbilt or Tech
Richt almost always loses 1 game he shouldn’t.
4) LSU
Mettenberger is clearly better than Aaron Murray, so with revenge on his mind, look for Mettenberger to destroy Murray and the UGA gang for the 2nd straight year, should be an epic blowout loss of 30+ points, also look for Murray to have his normal big game meltdown. And for Grantham to give up 30+, like he almost always does to ranked teams.
5) Bowl
Look for a loss here. Richt is 0-2 with Murray in Bowl games. Murray chokes in Bowl games, averaging 3 turnovers per Bowl game.

59bulldawg

March 16th, 2012
11:28 am

I’ll take last year’s record over a losing season anytime. But if we’re not stepping up to the next level we’re not progressing and I’m tired of being stuck in neutral! We need to dial back some of the passing, grow up quick on the O-line, install a few screen passes to help them, dump the sprint draw or whatever the hell they call it, and run the damn ball between the tackles like we used to do.

Brandon

March 16th, 2012
11:31 am

It would be an absolutely successful season and would keep momentum in the right direction. Sick of fans needing something to bash and not enjoying success, always being greedy.

mcdavidastro

March 16th, 2012
11:32 am

For the chant of we’re no. 2. Sadly that’s better than the recent chants of we’re no. 10. Richt is at his very worse when he’s favored. I look for a very disappointing year, to go with all the other disappointing Richt years.

DIT

March 16th, 2012
11:32 am

Now wait a minute. Help me with this, if LSU wins the SEC Championship doesn’t that mean that Bama goes to the NC game?

Taco Meat

March 16th, 2012
11:33 am

Runner-up would be a disappointment to say the least. With the returning talent we have there’s no reason for UGA to not win the SEC and be a serious contender for the BCSNC.

GreasedStar

March 16th, 2012
11:33 am

With this inexperienced O-Line, and the depth issues at DB, look for a letdown season, 9-5, might get lucky and finish 10-4.

UGA fans are thrilled with 10-4 and getting to a bowl game.

Richt/Murray/Grantham are 0-9 vs. teams that finished top 25, so don’t expect that to change.

GreasedStar

March 16th, 2012
11:36 am

Should be a fun season to watch.

Murray is on track to set the NCAA record for interceptions if he continues with the +6 trend of throwing +6 int’s than previous season.

8 int’s in 2010
14 in 2011
20 in 2012
26 in 2013

68 int’s, new NCAA record.

Something to watch for, a record I expect Murray to EASILY break.

DIT

March 16th, 2012
11:36 am

@GreasedStar

If UGA fans are “thrilled” with a 10-4 season then why are so many on here whinning about getting rid of Richt? I guess I don’t understand that part of your statement.
UGA people are tired of not beating quality opponents for the past couple of years.
If that does not change this year the heat will be on Coach Richt.

bubba4dawgs

March 16th, 2012
11:38 am

I thought the Dawgs strength and conditioning had been bumped up last year in readiness for the 4th quarter. I suppose that was revealed in the SEC championship game when they laid eggs in the second half. Maybe spending more money will do the trick. GO DAWGS!!

UGA82

March 16th, 2012
11:39 am

Two SEC Championships since Vince / Herschel…and little else to show for Georgia football during those three decades since Vince / Herschel…no National Championships, no Heisman trophies, no undefeated seasons.

There have been 32 SEC Champions crowned since Vince / Herschel and we have exactly TWO of those while Florida, Auburn, LSU, Tennessee and Bama have hauled in the rest of them. I have high hopes for this season…but I have had high hopes for three decades. Will believe it when I see it.

Calhoundawg

March 16th, 2012
11:40 am

Do any of you moron haters actually enjoy watching college football, or do you just get kicks out of seeing your juvenile screen names on the internet? This is going to be the most glorious year in the history of the Georgia Bulldog program with an undefeated season and our beloved Coach Richt’s first national championship. Get busy livin’ or get busy dyin’ — losers. Go Dawgs !!!!

GreasedStar

March 16th, 2012
11:40 am

Richt just got a 5 year contract for going 10-4, even though he lost to every team that ended up ranked in top 25. Also went to a Bowl game, and lost for 2nd straight year.

UGA was thrilled.

BlindHomer

March 16th, 2012
11:40 am

Here’s what NO ONE is talking about: While the record of last season looks good on paper, we didnt beat anyone! THE four good teams we played, we all lost to. I could craft a nationally ranked defense against the cupcakes we beat.

We still are not a good, solid, consistent team others fear playing. Moreover, we’ll never be that program with Coach Richt. I love him, but he is unbelievably stubborn and will never change. So get ready for another “winning” season, but as far as reaching the status of Alabama and LSU, where they are competing every year for the national championship, it’ll never happen.

Bigdsel5556

March 16th, 2012
11:44 am

BCS or bust for this guy. I’m tired of seeing every other program win one. We have a good D coming back. A stable of young runningbacks and receivers and a veteran QB. The only thing that worries me is the O line. Lots of Qs. There

GreasedStar

March 16th, 2012
11:45 am

A few things to consider.

1- 0-9
That’s the record vs. teams that finished ranked since 2009. Either Grantham’s defense meltsdown or Aaron Murray does.

2- 0-2
So far, Richt has never beaten Florida 2 years in a row.

3- 7 out of 9
80%+ chance Richt loses more games than previous season, if you look at last 9 years. Would mean 80%+ chance UGA wins 9 games or fewer.

4- 0-2
Richt/Grantham/Murray’s record against South Carolina, and in Bowl games

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
11:47 am

Calhoundawg
March 16th, 2012
11:40 am

This is going to be the most glorious year in the history of the Georgia Bulldog program with an undefeated season and our beloved Coach Richt’s first national championship.

I give you 3 games until your Kool-aid buzz wears off and you start the Wait til next year chant starts. You really should be too old to be hanging with the UGa players smoking dope and stuffing hash browns down your pants for your Munchies.

DIT

March 16th, 2012
11:47 am

I believe for the most part people like Richt, but just don’t like the fact that he has not beaten a top 20 team in a couple of seasons. I’m one that hope he can turn it around. IF, big IF, he can beat Mizzou and SC at the beginning of the year I will beat interested if that changes the attitudes of some of the UGA people that have been hard on him. Rest assured the fan base of the other teams will just blow it off and say that we should have beat them.
On paper SC should win the east this year, Mizzou could surprise a couple of teams. The fact that it’s their SEC opener is what has me nervous about that game.
Still, I believe that this team could have a special year this year if the Senior leaders will get their act together and not accept anything but excellence from the underclassmen. They have to set the example and lead. So far I’m not seeing that. Still early!

Whopper Dawg

March 16th, 2012
11:48 am

This year has to be the year for richie. Easiest schedule he will have for the next decade, the entire defense leaves in 2013, a three year starter at QB and two no 1 rated backs in the backfield.

If he doesn’t get it done this year, he never, never will.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
11:50 am

it looks like Thomas Brown, 13-1, headly lemar, WnE, buLLdawg has a new name maybe…………GreasedStar.

Dawg Tired

March 16th, 2012
11:50 am

Greased Star’s analysis is interesting and may well be pretty accurate. Personally, I think there are two games he says we will lose that we must win to have any chance of having a reasonably good season,: South Carolina and Florida. Greased Star has hit the nail on the head in identifying one of our biggest concerns when he points out that Murray has faltered big-time under pressure. He personally lost the South Carolina game last year by coughing up the ball instead of just bitting the buullet and taking the sack. He also lost the bowl game by being unable to differentiate jersey colors oh, I know T.King may have quit on a route causing an interception, but Murray bears the bulk of the blame for those ints.).

Greased Star is probably on the money abut Mettenberger being better than Murray. If that is true, and I repeat that it may well be true, we are in more trouble than originally thought be many, because it was pretty clear before Mett was thrown off the team that CMR and Bobo had decieded to give the starting job to Murray anyway. This failure to play your best players is troubling. Some seem to be able to do no wrong in the coaches’ eyes and other s seem able to no good in those same eyes.

Bottom line: Being optimistic with this crew is difficult.

Clay

March 16th, 2012
11:53 am

As a Georgia grad, I would sign up for this right now. I know that anything can happen on any given day; but, right now, I think LSU and Bama are better than UGA and winning 10 games and the East would be a fine season.

DIT

March 16th, 2012
11:54 am

“Bottom line: Being optimistic with this crew is difficult.”

I could not agree more. However, it’s my crew so I’m staying on the wagon!

David

March 16th, 2012
11:56 am

Gee GreasedStar, if UGA loses all those games during the season like you predict there, then how do they even play LSU? Not to bright, are you? You are from Alabama, correct?

SavDawg

March 16th, 2012
11:59 am

always been a supporter of CMR. Still love the guy but i think the game and the other coaches in college FB has passed him by. It seems we do a decent job of recruiting but just cannot turn it into championships. Reminds me of Bobby Dodd, satisified with 7-3 seasons!!

dawgfacedboy

March 16th, 2012
12:09 pm

I wouldn’t call a non BCS game a successful year, not with the talent they have coming back and their schedule. THe “expert” is probably right though. I would expect this year to mirror last year.

Kingdaddy

March 16th, 2012
12:11 pm

I’m not going to just mail it in and accept that we’ve already lost the SEC., Given a little luck this year, Matthew ball will bounce our way this year. 2012, The year of the Perfect Storm. Why don’t you ask Alabama if they would be satisfied with 3rd in the SEC AGAIN…Didn’t think so…

Rusty

March 16th, 2012
12:11 pm

LSU will struggle this year, mark my words. I would bet the farm they will not be in the SEC Championship this year…..

As far as winning 10 games and the east-that works but would still be disapointed w/ an SEC championship loss and going to the Capital One bowl… Ready for another BCS game.

GTBob

March 16th, 2012
12:12 pm

If UGA can’t win the SEC with the talent and the schedule they have this season then do they ever expect to win it again?

Kingdaddy

March 16th, 2012
12:14 pm

Maybe not Matthew

Kingdaddy

March 16th, 2012
12:17 pm

GTBob
They expect to win it Every Year.

Calhoundawg

March 16th, 2012
12:18 pm

Watching teen-agers play a game is the Kool-Aid, watching your beloved home state college football team play for the glory of the school and the state is the buzz. If all of the crap about winning “this” and reaching “this plateau” meant anything at all, 99 of the 112 division one teams would just quit altogether and never play another game. We beat Auburn, Tennessee, Florida, and Georgia Tech in the same season for the first time in thirty years (and win the division), and some of y’all whine like babies.

You joke about Richt getting a new contract for going 10-4 as if it were nothing. Well, once again, I submit Tennessee for your consideration. In the year before his unceremonious firing, Phil Fulmer’s last contract gave him a bonus — yes, a bonus for winning at least eight games. You’ll have to use both hands, but I think you can count to eight. Tennessee has had four losing seasons in the last seven years. That’s LOSING seasons!! Quite trying to sound like ESPN analysts and pull for the Dawgs or switch to Ohio State, LSU, or Texas. Frankly, real UGA fans don’t give a darn.
Go Dawgs !!!!

A Father

March 16th, 2012
12:21 pm

If you are not FIRST, you are Last.

If you are satisfied as many GA fans seem to be with not being first, then obviously they enjoy being last.

The same GA fans wonder why outsiders laugh at them, clue to GA fans, they have an extreme willingness to finish last

DIT

March 16th, 2012
12:24 pm

@Calhoundawg

Bingo! Best post of the year by a UGA fan. I expect fans of other teams to lay into us. It’s what each of us do to one anothers team, but to sit here and read other fans from UGA rip UGA a part is pretty clueless. I get the frustration, but a true fan sticks by the team through thick and thin.

Calhoundawg

March 16th, 2012
12:31 pm

@ A Father — if all you’re concerned with is “finishing first”, then just wait until after the national championship game each year and buy the shirt. I bleed Red & Black. Anyway, thanks for making my point :-)

P.S. How does winning your division in the toughest conference in the land equate to finishing last? How old are you, eleven?

DIT

March 16th, 2012
12:36 pm

I have to say “A Father” I did not agree with that post either. No one wins the NC every year.
Don’t get me wrong, I would like very much to see improvement. However, as much as I enjoy watching my Dawgs play they are not the top priority that I would put so much effort into “If you are not FIRST, you are Last.”

dawgSTILE

March 16th, 2012
12:36 pm

As an honest to goodness UGA fan I just wish WE had a coach with the CHARACTER, COACHING ABILITY and GOOD LOOKS of ALABAMA”S NICK SABIN!

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
12:37 pm

Calhound……finishing 1 in a weak division and being the 5th best in the SEC is not a great selling point.

The “if you are not 1st you are last” is stupid. If you think Ricky Bobby is quotable then you have some serious problems.

WDE

March 16th, 2012
12:38 pm

@dawgSTILE that’s the funniest post I’ve read in a while..thanks I needed a laugh.

Joey

March 16th, 2012
12:40 pm

Well, nobody’s ever heard me “rip UGA,” ever. Never will.

But loving UGA and UGA football does not mean a fan has to love Mark Richt.

WDE

March 16th, 2012
12:40 pm

Oh and early projection hell…lets actually line up and play…I’m not sold we can win 10 anymore than I’m sold Bama or LSU wins the SEC…a LOT can happen in the next 6 months..

HOUDAWG

March 16th, 2012
12:41 pm

Hey Goldenrod …… go back & check the last 40+ years. Your little yellow britches grab a win about every 7 years or so (on average). Big talk for such a punk ……

WDE

March 16th, 2012
12:43 pm

@Calhoundawg if your running for public office with your 12:18 post you got my vote..well said.

DIT

March 16th, 2012
12:44 pm

That was not my point at all Joey. It was really for the ones that expect UGA to finish 1st every year and when it does not happen they act so surprised and start ripping into Richt’s character and things that have nothing to do about his coaching. Not sure where it was stated that “a fan has to love Mark Richt.” He is our coach and we should support him. Has he made some calls that make one scratch their head? Absolutley. Every coach has.

Joey

March 16th, 2012
12:49 pm

“No one wins the NC every year.”
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No, but Richt is 0-for-11. SEC coaches have won 7 BCS Titles since Mark Richt has been at UGA. And if anybody thinks any of those coaches had more talent on their Title teams than Richt’s best teams (’02, ‘03, ‘07, ‘08), go to your UGA Mediaguide and see how many of those players went to the NFL.

George Stein

March 16th, 2012
12:51 pm

Not to be difficult, but didn’t the SEC runner-up last year go to the Outback?

Y’all should have a nice season either way, though.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
12:51 pm

The one word that says why UGa will not win the SEC and a BCS MNC.

BOBO!

DIT

March 16th, 2012
12:54 pm

Joey, I never said that Richt is the best coach. I simply said that he is the coach at UGA and I support him. Again, I would like it very much to see UGA win a NC game, but because we have not it does change my perspective on what the important things are in life. College Football is a hobby, it’s not a do or die life changing issue.

Buckeye

March 16th, 2012
12:54 pm

Hey dogs,

Got hasbrowns?

DIT

March 16th, 2012
12:55 pm

@Still@theKool-aidBAR

You’re a tech supporter right? Just curious

JB

March 16th, 2012
12:55 pm

And based on the new contract, the powers to be in Athens will be more that satisfied with that. 11 years of it, why not another 5?

The Factor

March 16th, 2012
12:56 pm

@Greased Star,

1) You are a pinhead

2) So, SC has UGA’s #? That, in and of itself, disqualifies you from making any sense at all. A quote from SSpurrier after last years game, “Give Georgia credit, they beat us on both sides of the ball. We won on the scoreboard, sometimes it happens that way..”

3) You are a pinhead

ole dawg

March 16th, 2012
12:56 pm

Great posts Calhoundawg and DIT! I will add… I don’t have to agree with CMR and staff on every single issue to support them. There is a difference in disagreeing and just flat out bit–ing and moaning ALL THE TIME! If I were as miserable as some of these supposed UGA supporters I do believe I would just find another team to root for… or maybe just spend more time with my family. Have a great day yall!!!

Lakedawg

March 16th, 2012
12:57 pm

Do not understand the easy schedule part other than the home games, should win all 7 of those. To me Missouri, S. Car., Fla., and Aub on the road are not easy in any way. Believe we win 3 of those plus Kent, making an 11-1 regular season. Also believe we beat LSU this time areound in Dome.

2013 looks like a great home schedule shaping up vs this year. Could play Bammer, S. Car., Missou, Aub., and Kent at home. Course we lose 10 out of 11 starters on D., but have faith that Coach Grantham has some young Dawgs ready to hunt by then.

william

March 16th, 2012
12:59 pm

A) it depends if we have a solid lead and lose it again in the second half. Cause then I would be upset. B) I think we can beat them C) if we do lose because they are just that much better than we are, I won’t be upset at that

JB

March 16th, 2012
1:00 pm

And we lose 10 defensive starters for the 2013 season. Ought to be interesting.

The Factor

March 16th, 2012
1:00 pm

@SavDawg

I know, averaging 10 wins a year since Richt arrived really sucks…
(in any other conference he would be god like)

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
1:01 pm

DIT yes and I still don’t think BOBO has what it takes to beat the best in the SEC. he has had the talent often enough and just hasn’t delivered. He will cost Richt his job I think. Richt will not fire/demote him and that could be Right’s end.

Gatormeat

March 16th, 2012
1:01 pm

I don’t see this year being any different than 1998, 2005, and 2008, years that followed rare dog wins over Florida in which the Mighty Gators came back and beat you back into your kennels. Our offense will be fast and explosive, our defense smothering and it should be fairly easy to put the series back to where it should be, in our favor. By the way, we are also in the NCAA tournament, you are not. When it comes to big time sports you are like our younger stepbrother. See you dogs in October to give you your beating

Score Check

March 16th, 2012
1:02 pm

Coach Sick Satan = SCUM

Tweak your knee and he leaves you twisting in the wind

DIT

March 16th, 2012
1:03 pm

OK, I thought you were. Just wanted to make sure. Who would suggest Richt should hire as a new OC?

Calhoundawg

March 16th, 2012
1:03 pm

Look, as a fan(atic), I want to win “the big one” as much as anyone, but as a realist who loves my team and the game itself, there are so many other things to consider and from which to take pride. UGA is consistently one of the highest achieving academic teams in the SEC. Remember, this is a COLLEGE. They are and have been a perennial “pipeline” to the NFL for years as well. CMR may not yet have won “the big one”, but he is one of the most successful coaches — and over a long period of time — in the entire country. Let me say again for the umpteenth time; Vince Dooley didn’t win his third SEC Championship until his 13th season, and didn’t win his national championship until his 16th season. Mark Richt can still beat both marks. Until next time …

God Bless you, Coach Richt. God Bless Georgia. Go Dawgs !!!!!

JB

March 16th, 2012
1:04 pm

Kool aide….. Did you say cost Richt his job? LOL. 6-6 and losing to UCF in a bowl. Not Bobo, but THAT should do it. And yes, he’s a great guy.

Doggie

March 16th, 2012
1:05 pm

Love it when techies come on here this time of year predict a win against the dawgs this coming fall. Hilarious. That one win y’all had ticked us off so bad that it gonna happen again for a while. Just accept it.

LawDawg

March 16th, 2012
1:06 pm

Well, LSU has just about everyone of note (particularly on D) returning from a very, very good team (and Bama is losing a ton), so making it to the SECCG and losing would still be a successful season in my opinion. I am not sure if it would be “satisfying” unless we had a very good record going into the SECCG (1 loss max or two losses with one to Mizzou due to not having a secondary for that game) and won the bowl game against a decent opponent.

People who think that the only measure of success is winning the toughest conference in football year in year out or being in the NC (2 teams out of 120) every year are people who really do not understand anything about college football.

JB

March 16th, 2012
1:06 pm

Gatormeat…You’re missing a HC….or should I say proven head coach. That Florida roster was full of 5 star guys last year…..so………………….Jury still out on Muschamp. I know you have hope.

DIT

March 16th, 2012
1:06 pm

Thanks for the good laugh Gatormeat. I needed that one. It was getting a little too tense on this blog.

@Still…. You could be right. Bobo has not made the changes at half time in many games that need to be made. Also, I know that he had the right plays called, but it was poor execution on the players part that made those plays look more awful than what they were.
I personally would like to see Bobo be the QB coach and for CMR to find another OC or he himself take over that position again.

13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 16th, 2012
1:07 pm

With all the cupcakes we play 2012, with at most 1 who will show up in the top 25 in the only published poll for the 2012 season and we should have beat that 1 team both of the last 2 years and failed both times, there is this 1-year window 2012.

Not only because we don’t duck LSU and Alabama 2013 in the regular season, we will not be in The SEC Championship Game – to have our Hats handed to us again – in 2013; but, also because 11 of the 12 players we have who will be Starters for us on Defense 2012 – will ALL leave after this season.

13-1.

And, that means of course that we would not have beat any team who ends up in any top 25 poll published for 2012, either. Just as we haven’t beat a team in any published poll for 2010, 2011 and now 2012.

Yeah, it’s getting old.

LawDawg

March 16th, 2012
1:07 pm

Routinely finishing in the top ten or fifteen is extremely successful in CFB.

DAWG258

March 16th, 2012
1:08 pm

Giving LSU their QB this year and having tape from the SECCG last lear. it would have to be SEC champs or bust this year…….. which we all know where that puts us in the bowl rankings.

GO DAWGS! GATA 2012

Mike Bobo 17 INT

March 16th, 2012
1:10 pm

Ok, relax everyone I’am back to break it down for you……

Yes, another mediocre season for UGA football with a possible 8-4 or maybe 9-3 records, but nothing to write home about. CMR gets an extension, along with Grantham, but no national titles on the horizon.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

March 16th, 2012
1:11 pm

Winning only 1 (concensus) national championship in 118 years is a total program failure. Alabama, LSU, OU, Texas, Florida and Miami are crowed with national titles…..UGA still has plenty of shelf space.

MATH GENIUS

March 16th, 2012
1:12 pm

Its funny how no Dawg fans would have had expectations like this heading into any season in the 90s. THANK YOU MARK RICHT FOR TURNING THIS PROGRAM INTO A LEGIT CONTENDER. GO DAWGS!!!

WDE

March 16th, 2012
1:14 pm

@Buckeye got Bowl Game??

DIT

March 16th, 2012
1:15 pm

@Mike Bobo 17 INT

Just out of curiousity, who is your team again?

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
1:17 pm

DIT i don’t know who he should hire as OC but he can’t get rid of Dawg 4 Life and Dooley by marriage MIKE BOBO. I don’t see Richt making that call.

DIT

March 16th, 2012
1:18 pm

@ Still… Your probably right. If he was going to make that move it should have been a few years back.

MATH GENIUS

March 16th, 2012
1:21 pm

***not have had

DIT

March 16th, 2012
1:23 pm

@WDE
Buckeye is not anywhere close to being as out spoken as he was before the Suckeyes had their scandal and pitiful season. I remember him being on this blog just about every second of every day it seemed telling everyone how awful they were, but how wonderful the Suckeyes are.
I see a blurp from him every now and then. I guess he’s just testing the waters.
That my friends, is what you call a “Fair Weathered Fan.”
Welcome back Buckeye!

DIT

March 16th, 2012
1:25 pm

Math Genius – I remember with Goff it was more like. Just please do not embarrass us!

CEPH

March 16th, 2012
1:28 pm

Why would anyone expect anything more than second place? Thats Richts mantra and he is perfectly happy with it.. As long as he wins 8,9,10 games he won”t get fired andd he knows it… He has brainwashed the UGA fans with “wait until next year” and he can win just enough games to remain employed. It is a sad state of affairs at UGA and personally I am sick of it. We are so far behind the top programs it isn’t even funny and the powers to be (i.e McGarity) won’t do a damn thing about it. I personally give up!!!!!

Smokewagon

March 16th, 2012
1:49 pm

I remember the offense last year trying very hard to lose to KY but Grantham’s group would not allow it. You could hear people unwrapping hot dogs in the stands. I can’t explain it but every year they play at least one game where they look unprepared and not wanting to play.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

March 16th, 2012
1:53 pm

CEPH…dead on with your last comment and totally agree. Medicocrity is the staple for Athens football these days, and for that fact, for 118 years.

Old Dawg.

March 16th, 2012
1:55 pm

Wet Willie: Ala. loses to LSU & Ark.you heard it here first.

WDE

March 16th, 2012
1:55 pm

@CEPH sorry you feel that way Bull Dog Nation will miss you.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

March 16th, 2012
1:56 pm

UGA only beat 2 ranked teams in 2011, GT and Auburn and GT. UGA got drilled by LSU, lost to MSU in the Chico Bail Bonds Bowl game, then CMR gets an extension. Keep up the great work!

WDE

March 16th, 2012
1:58 pm

@DIT Buckeye is like most fans of teams that have been overall pretty successful they can dish it out but can’t take it….good or bad I’m a Dog fan and I will admit it was tough during 2010 going 6-7 but we got thru it. Go Dogs !

Will Crafton

March 16th, 2012
1:58 pm

No way . Another season like this previous one will disappoint me and the bulldog nation. A LOT. We GA fans are tired of other SEC teams stealing the BCS spotlight, and now that we have incoming talent and top 3, top 5 defense, we MUST win the SEC. The natl. championship would be great, but we need a BCS win. Another regular bowl won’t cut it.

WDE

March 16th, 2012
2:00 pm

@Mike Bobo 17 INT what would you know about it…you’ve never been a Dog fan and we the members of Bull Dog Nation are pleased as punch that you aren’t..

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
2:04 pm

Does anybody know how I can find how many countries and states are represented in the UGa student body right now? I just saw a report on Tech but I am not sure how to search that for UGa.

BonkersDog

March 16th, 2012
2:06 pm

LSU with Mettenberger will be a much better team, missed a strong passing game last year, that will be fixed with Mettenberger’s missile of an arm. LSU will win it all in 2012, and UGA will go either 9-5 or 10-4, UGA hasn’t finished in the top 20 in a while.

BonkersDog

March 16th, 2012
2:08 pm

UGA hasn’t finished in the top 10 since 2007, and top 20 only once since 2007.

Roll Tide with Pride!!!

March 16th, 2012
2:14 pm

I would like to see UGA in the SEC title game – just NOT convinced UGA will make it.:

I see USCe going 6-2 (losses to LSU and ARK).
I see FL going 6-2 (losses to LSU and USCe)
I see UGA going 6-2 (losses to USCe and FL).

UGA was dang lucky to beat Florida last year – and Gators will be much improved in year 2 under Muschamp. Until UGA actually has a good OL – just not convinced UGA will be good enough offensively against a stout defense.

UGA has lost 2 in a row to USCe – and the game is in Columbia – Conner Shaw is a much better QB than their former loose screw under center. Again, UGA’s OL is questionable – and Spurrier has Richt’s number – last years game convinced me of that.

BAMA will make it to the SEC title game and win – regardless of who we play.

Here’s the deal – besides beating Hawaii in the Sugar Bowl – UGA has been pathetic the last 3 years against good teams. Last year – the 4 losses were to Boise, USCe, LSU and MI ST. UGA was not worthy of a national ranking – In my opinion.

Richt and staff have an issue when it comes to playing big time programs when those programs are good. I am looking at trends of the last 3 seasons – that’s what counts – not what Richt did 7 to 10 years ago – no relevance there. Confidence severely shaken for UGA under Richt/Bobo when they line up agaist the big boys.

WDE

March 16th, 2012
2:14 pm

@Still@theKool-aidBAR I know the terrorist nations are well represented at Bug U..but are there still any Americans?

7576DAWG

March 16th, 2012
2:17 pm

We lost the Michigan State game because three things came together to not allow Georgia the win:
1- Murray had three turnovers.
2- Walsh missed the winning field goal attempt
3- Michigan States senior leadership was outstanding and rose to the occasion.
If only one of those things fall into Georgia’s favor. WE WIN.

BMac

March 16th, 2012
2:18 pm

Wow, it amazes me the number of idiots and trolls that get on here just to bad mouth UGA. Why did you even read the article? Probably didn’t just scrolled right to the bottom because your team is a joke… (coughs) GT and can’t even beat us and you have nothing better to do with your time then post your mind numbing stupidity on some online message board. College football is cyclical, Bama and LSU will both come down, other teams will rise. Thats how it works. Alot of programs would die to have a coach like Richt at the helm… proper execution by your players makes any coach seem like a genius and vice versa. Nobody accepts mediocrity especially not our coaches. But I guess thats why you morons are making almost 3 million a year and not coach Richt who has been leading a successful SEC football program for the last 11 years.

WDE

March 16th, 2012
2:18 pm

@Roll Tide with Pride!!! lets see our coach is 3-1 vs your bunch..St.Nick used every bit of his pull to convince the SEC to reschedule UGA with Missouri so Bama didn’t have to play us..tell you what we will do everything in our power to again win the East, get your bunch to try and get the West and lets play.Deal?

13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 16th, 2012
2:25 pm

7576DAWG,

What are you wishing away all 4 of those you list ?

13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 16th, 2012
2:26 pm

College football is cyclical ?

When does that start ?

09-14 Loss Sakerlina 2001 # 13
26-24 Win vols 2001 # 4*
10-24 Loss Crocodiles 2001 # 3*
17-24 Loss Allbarn 2001 Unranked**
31-17 Win Georgia tek 2001 # 24
16-20 Loss Boston College 2001 # 21**
27-25 Win Alabama 2002 # 11
13-20 Loss Crocodiles 2002 Unranked**
24-21 Win Allbarn 2002 # 14
26-13 Win FSU 2002 # 21
30-00 Win Climpsum Farmers 2003 # 22
13-34 Loss LSU 2003 # 2*
13-16 Loss Crocodiles 8-5 in 2003 # 24**
41-14 Win vols 2003 # 15
10-17 Loss LSU 2003 # 2*
34-27 Win Purdue 2003 # 18
45-16 Win LSU 2004 # 16
14-19 Loss vols 2004 # 13
06-24 Loss Allbarn 2004 # 2*
24-21 Win Wisconsin 2004 # 17
10-14 Loss Crocodiles 2005 # 12
30-31 Loss Allbarn 2005 # 14
34-14 Win LSU 2005 # 6*
35-38 Loss West Virginia mountaineers 2005 # 5*
33-51 Loss vols 2006 # 25**
22-24 Loss Vandie 4-8 in 2006 Unranked**
14-21 Loss Crocodiles 2006 # 1*
20-24 Loss Kentucky 2006 Unranked**
37-15 Win Allbarn 2006 # 9*
31-24 Win Virginia Tech 2006 # 19
12-16 Loss Sakerlina 6-6 in 2007 Unranked**
14-35 Loss vols 2007 # 12
42-30 Win Crocodiles 2007 # 13
45-20 Win Allbarn 2007 # 15
41-10 Win Hawai’i 2007 # 19
30-41 Loss Alabama 2008 # 6*
10-49 Loss Crocodiles 2008 # 1*
42-45 Loss Georgia tek 2008 # 22**
24-12 Win Michigan State 2008 # 24
10-24 Loss Okie State 2009 Unranked**
19-45 Loss vols 7-6 in 2009 Unranked**
13-20 Loss LSU 2009 # 17
17-41 Loss Crocodiles 2009 # 3*
30-24 Win Georgia tek 2009 # 13
27-34 Loss Kentucky 7-6 in 2009 Unranked**
06-17 Loss Sakerlina 2010 # 22**
24-31 Loss Arky 2010 # 12
12-24 Loss Missy State 2010 # 15
31-34 Loss Crocodiles 2010 Unranked**
31-49 Loss Auburn 2010 # 1*
27-29 Loss Colorado 5-7 in 2010 Unranked**
06-10 Loss Central Florida 2010 # 21**
21-35 Loss Boise State 2011 # 8*
42-45 Loss Sakerlina 2011 # 9*
10-42 Loss LSU 2011 # 2*
30-33 Loss Michigan State 2011 # 11

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
2:28 pm

WDE funny but what a STUPID comment. UGa is full of Drunk Fake Blonde White Girls from the state. The reason UGa can fill a stadium is because UGa grads never leave the state. NOBODY outside of the south knows what UGA is.
The WORLD knows Ga TECH as represented by the next students admitted to Tech. Those admitted for next fall boast an average 3.9 GPA and a 1430 out of 1600 on the math and verbal SAT. By high school graduation these students would have taken an average of eight college-level courses, such as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate. About 14,700 students applied for one of the 2,400 spots for fall or the 250 spots for this summer. The admitted class represents 86 countries and 49 states. No one from Wyoming was admitted.

I was really wanting to know the breakdown of the UGa student body. They are mostly White Girls we know, but where are all the students from? if they are from GA that is not all that impressive considering the pathetic state of the government school system in this state. I tried a few searches and couldn’t find the info I was looking for.

James Stewart

March 16th, 2012
2:29 pm

I noticed we have a prediction from georgia tech,s DOUBLE DUMB ASS CLUB for a techie win and they have been wrong 10 of the last eleven years GO DOUBLE DUMB ASSES

DublDawg

March 16th, 2012
2:30 pm

I don’t expect much of Richt and Georgia these days, he has proven he is not the guy to get us to top tier status. Giving Richt a 5 year extension without a cheaper buy-out clause based on performance is stupid. Perhaps we will have something to look forward to in the defense if the idiot players will behave.

Although I don’t expect much from Georgia, I can’t believe the Gay Tech fanboys are on here talking trash about Georgia when their program is in such disarray. They have had a revolving door of coaches and coordinators with no ostensible improvement from new hires and the program and Johnson are in a trend of decline. This will be Johnson’s next to last season at Tech, he will be gone after 2013.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
2:33 pm

WDE….Richt is 2-3 against SABAN who now coaches Bama. The 3-1 against Bama is misleading now that there is a different coach that Richt has a history against.

Spike 80DF

March 16th, 2012
2:36 pm

I’ll agree with that prediction for the most part b/c LSU and Bama are top tier programs and CMR is NOT a top tier coach and never will be. As long as the athletic dept is making money hand over fist and fans keep saying “look where we were before CMR came” he will always have an overpaying job at UGA…..

WDE

March 16th, 2012
2:36 pm

@Still@theKool-aidBAR Did the applicants pre-req’s include IED making and how to field strip a AK-47 in the dark? You holier than thou pencil neck,lighten up Nancy or did I hit a nerve?

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
2:39 pm

DublDawg
March 16th, 2012
2:30 pm

They have had a revolving door of coaches and coordinators with no ostensible improvement from new hires and the program and Johnson are in a trend of decline. This will be Johnson’s next to last season at Tech, he will be gone after 2013.

You really need to explain this statement. We had some coaches take head coaching jobs and other coaches followed them.
Since Johnson got to Tech he is 34-19 and in that same time Richt is 34-19.

7576DAWG

March 16th, 2012
2:40 pm

I think all McGarity was looking for was in 2011 was Georgia to show improvement in our players and coaching and he got both. Georgia’s players and coaches were night and day better than the effort we saw in 2010 . They busted their rear ends all year getting ready for the season . Yes we lost 4 games and should have won at least two of those games but the improvement of the team and their attitude was tremendous and McGarity did the right thing in standing pat.
Georgia did not lose any games that we were suppose to win like a lot of teams did and we were in all the games we lost . All McGarity wants is for us to show improvement and for us to do that in 2012 not only will we be expected to win the games that we are suppose to win but THIS year we will be expected to win the hard games that we are not favored to win. Also if we win the East the only way we can improve from last year is to beat all the teams ourselves and not back into the championship. That happens and we show the improvements McGarity expects. If we get into the SEC championship game we could even lose the game but if we played , probably Alabama or LSU ,for 60 minutes instead of 30 Georgia will show improvement and we can not ask for any more and I don’t think McGarity will either. Of course all of us want Georgia to win every game but the question will be how did we stack up against other teams to finish with the record we got at the end of the season and how did we look getting to that record.

WDE

March 16th, 2012
2:41 pm

@Still@theKool-aidBAR pencil neck I said vs Bama, what you think the first time we beat them after Saban leaves it won’t count somehow ?

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
2:42 pm

WDE name calling lil boy I see. So people from other countries are all terrorists and you fear them? You lil scared man. Stay in your white bread inbred redneck world and be happy.

kerryb

March 16th, 2012
2:42 pm

LSU is not winning the SEC this year with a new QB. UGA has the most experienced QB in the SEC. Bama is replacing 7 starters on defense. They are only picked like this because of the name and what they’ve done the last few years. The last few years mean nothing now.

TN Dawg

March 16th, 2012
2:47 pm

Does anyone else wonder why another team has never asked to speak to Mike Bobo about another job. Wouldn’t you want a coach on your staff that was at least desirable by a division 3 program. He is the worst OC in the state of Georgia including 1A high school. We will never go anywhere with him. If I see a delayed draw one time next year I am driving to Athens to kick him in the nuts.

JB

March 16th, 2012
2:54 pm

Boy, ole George Clooney gets around. At the White House dinner earlier in the week….and today in Jail…LOL

BonkersDog

March 16th, 2012
2:55 pm

2010- 0-5 against teams who finished ranked top 25
2011- 0-4 wins against teams who finished in the top 25

No improvement in 2011. Still winless against the top 20 type teams.

JB

March 16th, 2012
2:55 pm

Tn Dawg……..If the second half offensive game plan was Bobo’s in the second half of the LSU game in the SECCG, he should of been fired right after that game. Horrible.

WDE

March 16th, 2012
2:56 pm

@Still@theKool-aidBAR now now Nancy that’s pretty bold talk from a MAN that starts out insulting women or is it just white women you insult not sure what’s up with that…man you are awful testy…are you trying to stop drinking again?? And no not all people from other lands are terrorists but you have to admit Bug U seems to attract them.

vadawg

March 16th, 2012
2:58 pm

I am a dawg fan for sure hear in Virginia but can not see UGA winning a national championship with Coach Richt at the helm of the ship…maybe he has matured in association having a excellent offense line. Sorry so far he does not see the light!! the defensive side of the ball yes! Grantham is a winner take all Richt “well we are working hard and we have to play players on the offense and defense just to go get to 10-2″ Do what!!!!!!!!!!!! Hire the coach at Utah, Kyle Cunningham and u have a national championship team in contention every year. GOT THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
3:01 pm

JB…in Jail long enough to sign some autographs maybe. We have Osama Obama in town kissing Tyler Perry’s rear.

BonkersDog

March 16th, 2012
3:02 pm

Scoring offense under Bobo was 4th in SEC overall, and also 4th against ranked teams.

Socring defense under Grantham was 11th in SEC.

Bobo did a commendable job last year, particularly considering he went up against 6 of the top 20 defenses in the country.

Grantham had a really, really, really bad year against ranked teams, coughed up nearly 40 points a game.

i was rough on Bobo last off season, and sung Grantham’s praises last off-season, but it’s reversed this offseason, Bobo did much better, Grantham did much worse.

JB

March 16th, 2012
3:03 pm

BonkersDog………….True, but you have people on this blog more concerned with Mark Richt than Georgia football…… The “excuse” of we’re better off than before he got here is getting old. Football schools, especially in the SEC, And maybe we still are one, have a goal of winning Championships…….And yes, I know it’s Mark’s goal…….0-11.

SC Fan

March 16th, 2012
3:06 pm

Georgia used to have an above average program. not now. mr. richt is an average coach at best with superior talent. how do I know? you are looking up at South Carolina.

BonkersDog

March 16th, 2012
3:08 pm

Special teams were atrocious last year too.

Horrible kick off defense, pathetic punt return defense, deplorable field goal percentage.

Needed a full time Special Teams coach, has been a weakness for many years.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
3:11 pm

You dawgs see Hines Ward is selling his Sandy Springs around the corner form my parents? Big Price Tag $7.5 mill for this market.

BonkersDog

March 16th, 2012
3:11 pm

Defense, against ranked teams, and special teams, are the two off season weak points.

Bobo, to his credit, finished 4th in SEC in offensive scoring, overall, and even against ranked teams. So Bobo is on the right track.

Grantham and special teams need to be completely overhauled, hard to be worse than 40 points a game against ranked teams, not many defenses in the nation were worse than Grantham’s defense against ranked teams. 40 points per game? Bama & LSU are down under 20 a game.

WDE

March 16th, 2012
3:12 pm

@SC Fan Sorry I was sure we were SEC East Champs this year…looking up at who again?

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
3:21 pm

SC fan who is the ONLY team in the East to beat every team in the East? yep they are still looking up. Sit Russ. Stay Russ.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
3:27 pm

no BAMA fans talking about the game right now? Creighton is playing well with 4pt lead and 4 min left.

sprouse27

March 16th, 2012
3:33 pm

This is funny. I’m readying all these ‘we have tow in the SEC and the BCS or get rid of Richt’. I’m all on board with those sentiments, but it’s a little since CMR just got a huge extension and payout would be huge. Nah, we’re saddled with mediocrity for a long time to come. I see us 8-4 with another Weedeather bowl. C’est la vie.

A Father

March 16th, 2012
3:46 pm

We will see more empty seats in Sanford Stadium this season than anytime the last 35 years.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
3:48 pm

Bama headed home. Glad you could stop in for a cup of coffee in North Carolina.

mdr

March 16th, 2012
3:55 pm

It would not be satisfying, but it might be about the best we can expect at this point. A good year, but far from a great one.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
3:55 pm

Would never be so cheap and easy for a UGa player.

George Clooney just bailed out of jail after being arrested for crossing a police line this morning in Washington D.C. His bond — about as cheap as it gets — $100. Clooney and others were protesting in front of the Sudanese Embassy, voicing dismay over the killing of innocent men, women, and children. Clooney was arrested by U.S. Secret Service after he refused to move away from the protected area around the Embassy. In all … 15 men were arrested, including George’s dad Nick as well as a congressman, and 2 women. Moments after he was released, George was asked about his ultra-short stint behind bars — and he joked, “Really rough you can imagine … Have you ever been in a cell with these guys?”

PT

March 16th, 2012
4:28 pm

With the talent that Richt has and the fact that Georgia hasn’t even played for a title in thirty years, any thing less than a NC Title game is unacceptable! I just don’t see why a contract extention was needed until after the end of the season.

harold

March 16th, 2012
4:34 pm

REMEMBER: RICHT IS 24-16 HIS LAST THREE YEARS. HE “DREAMS” WHILE SABAN AND MILES DO!

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
4:34 pm

So you DAWGS can no understand why Ga TECH has a low graduation for Athletes. Any moron can get through pretty easy and fast at UGA.

Only 1 in 4 — 24 percent – of entering freshmen in Georgia’s public four-year colleges get a degree within four years, according to a new database compiled by the Chronicle of Higher Education that looks at nearly every U.S. college.

Okay, time for bragging rights, but not much bragging. The University of Georgia has by far the best completion rate in four years — 51.3 percent, compared to just 35.1 percent for Milledgeville’s Georgia College and State University, No. 2 on the list. Georgia Tech is third-highest at 32.9 percent. Our regular students are real smart and have a hard time.

reebok

March 16th, 2012
4:48 pm

Hey Doggies, this Georgia Tech fan thinks you will go undefeated in the regular season and lose to LSU or ‘Bama in the SEC Championship. You guys caught a real sheduling break by missing LSU. Alabama and Arkansas on the conference schedule. The only thing I think could derail you from a berth in the SEC CG is an injury to your QB…he’s the heart of your team. My 2 cents’ worth…Happy Friday!

beanster

March 16th, 2012
5:04 pm

“You dawgs see Hines Ward is selling his Sandy Springs around the corner form my parents?”

Around the corner from your parents, huh? My gawd you are pathetic.

clint

March 16th, 2012
5:05 pm

kerryb

March 16th, 2012
2:42 pm
LSU is not winning the SEC this year with a new QB. UGA has the most experienced QB in the SEC. Bama is replacing 7 starters on defense. They are only picked like this because of the name and what they’ve done the last few years. The last few years mean nothing now.

________________________________________________________________________

Hmmmmmm, let me help you out with that comment. 2009 NC was won by Alabama with McElroy at QB, a first year starter. 2010 NC was won by Auburn with Newton at QB, a first year starter. 2011 NC was won by Alabama with McCarron at QB, a first year starter. So the last 3 NC have been won by first year starters and you make that statement. OOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!
Oh and Bama will be very good next year. Offense will be very balanced and those starters on D that need to be replaced are all being replaced with 4 and 5 star kids.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
5:10 pm

beanster…yes it is just around the corner from my parents home. Hines Bought s lil more land and tore down a pretty big home to build his monster. He is trying to get a lot of money for it now in this market. There are a few more of these newer monsters on Riverside but selling now is a money loser for sure.

RHall55

March 16th, 2012
5:21 pm

Goldenrod, that golden rod must have pierced your brain, if you think Ga Tech will beat UGA!! UGA has to make major changes after next season (OC / CMB is a QB Coach and RC / CRG has gotten lazy!!) to beat AL or LSU!!! “Win, Baby, Win!!”

Dean

March 16th, 2012
5:27 pm

It’s time for Richt to start overachieving again. If they can’t win with the talent we have then it’s time to move on.

FLA DAWG

March 16th, 2012
5:57 pm

Who cares anymore?

Dawg Bite

March 16th, 2012
6:05 pm

Battle cry of the Univ. of Georgia……”Wait till next year”. The Dooley years were mostly mediocre except when the man from Wrightsville cast his lot with UGA. HW not only carried Dooley to three straight SEC titles, HW drug ole Vince all the way to the NC! We better continue to get comfortable with it, we are a mediocre program on the national landscape, always have been , always will be with the coaching staffs we have in place.Look at all major sports programs at UGA. Mediocrity in football, basketball, and baseball. Golf and tennis, we are very good in, but not the revenue sports.

LagDawg

March 16th, 2012
6:10 pm

It doesn’t matter how much talent that is brought in on the offensive side of the ball. As long as Bobo continues to be the playcaller, UGA will continue to stumble against better teams with smarter DCs. He does not know how to prepare for each game. He can’t breakdown the other teams defense and continues to utilize the players the wrong way. They don’t have enough sense to make the change at QB when Murray is not getting it done. The talent to win a NC is here, just not the coaches to get it done.

SugarHillDawg

March 16th, 2012
6:19 pm

Does ANYBODY know CMR’s buyout amount??????

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 16th, 2012
6:26 pm

SugarHill….the report on Richt’s contract didn’t give enough details I don’t think to figure the exact buyout. When it is final the freedom of information act will allow Chip to do a final story and let people know then.

jojo

March 16th, 2012
7:04 pm

old dog is right. gotta block and hold the defense off Murray. our defense will be awesome. but still gotta score a lot more touchdowns when we get in the red zone.

Ringleader

March 16th, 2012
7:53 pm

Sugar Hill……….He gets his full contract amount if he is fired during the first three years, then it begins to dimish. It is just like the one Tubberville had at Auburn.

We probably should have redshirted McGarity before giving him any
control. What he has done with the student seating, band location, and playing with the schedule will cause many, many empty seats. The tickets will sell, but if you do not use them you will not be able to give them away.

FLA DAWG

March 16th, 2012
8:09 pm

Anyone notice that NOT ONE of these guys who make the Big Decisions even attended UGA?

These guys – Adams, McGarity (was he a UGA grad?) & Richt have no concept to this day of the rich tradition our great school had prior to their arrival. They can read about it but they didn’t live it. Reading about it isn’t the same as living it. You guys who lived those great years know exactly what I mean.

Our great tradition was resurected under Dooley only to drop into an abyss under Goff, Donan and Richt. Bobo wasn’t even a standout QB in the SEC and he’s the O.C. !!??

If they ever got serious and hired an NFL type O.C. the way they did with Grantham we might get somewhere. But with Richt and Bobo it’s, “Good Night Nurse”.

dawgfan2003

March 16th, 2012
8:14 pm

My main concern is that the DAWGS don’t seem hungry enough. I like the pressure they had on them last year to perform. The discipline problems seem like they are back and why are we doing the mat drills again? I thought we scratched them because they were ineffective? It just seems like last year we changed to get the program started in a new direction and now we are back to what we were doing before???? If everything works out next year and the DAWGS win the SEC then I guess it was the right call. But from the outside it just doesn’t look like an SEC championship team. I’ll revisit this after G-Day. But right now it is a little concerning. (And I know that they are doing the mat drills because he wants a faster team or something. I believe that was the quote I saw. I guess that is how I would describe LSU and Alabama….really fast??????)

guy

March 16th, 2012
9:06 pm

Old dog is right on the money! If a team has no running attack,then the game is over.Running Carlton Thomas on third down and three yards needed is a joke!

ham bone

March 16th, 2012
10:08 pm

I can not for the life of me figure out why a lot of people on here have us losing to Mizzo. Why may I ask?

Snoop Dawg

March 16th, 2012
10:51 pm

The Dawgs will not do as well next year as they did the last because of lousy coaching. Now that Richt has a contract extension and the heat is off of him, he can return to his complacent, conceited CEO personality, remaining aloof on the sideline above it all in Millionaire Acres.

FLA DAWG

March 16th, 2012
11:01 pm

The Dawgs will not win The SEC and I doubt they will win the East for that matter.
UF, Auburn, Mizzou, UT, KY and even Ole Miss and Vandy are all possible losses with the Head and O Coaching we have.

New contracts breed laziness and it passes onto the players……….

Tell me…….what has changed to make next season a team that can actually beat ranked teams?

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

March 16th, 2012
11:23 pm

@ Fla Dawg:

You appear to be one of the “saner” posters on here so I’ll try to talk to you.

Your contributions are so full of inaccuracies and conflicts I’m wondering how old you are(mentally anyway)?

You talk about McGarity, Adams and CMR having no concept of UGA history and you praise V. Dooley to high heavens.McGarity is the only UGA grad out of all those. Dooley is from Auburn, Herschel won Dooley a MNC. CMR’s winning percentage(4th in the nation among active coaches) blows Dooley away. Also beats Saban and Miles who, by the way, didn’t attend Bama or LSU which apparently means a hell of a lot to you and your ilk. In 11 years at UGA CMR has won 6 SEC East titles and 2 SEC titles.

You and your ilk sicken me with your negative, uneducated and ignorant BS. I highly appreciate Calhoun Dawg and several others who came on here to try to add a little common sense to this blog. No bigger idiot exist that those who spout off about “If CMR doesn’t win the SEC title and/or the MNC game he needs to be fired. Just how stupid can you get??? I will bet you $10,000.00 EACH YEAR you can’t pick the MNC winner in advance if you are given ALL the D-1 teams to pick from yet proven idiots(No you are not alone) like you and your ilk demand that a team with a very inexperienced OL and only one halfway experienced RB win a conference or national title. I know people that don’t know anything but you and yours don’t even suspect anything and should not be allowed out in public without adult supervision.

None of you idiots will ever approach what CMR brings to Dawg Nation and UGA that is over and above your single digit IQs. CMR has a 5 year extension and it won’t be his last so things aren’t looking too great for you nonbelievers. The thing you and yours can’t grasp is football isn’t the most important thing in life so my suggestion to you and your ilk is to slide across the State Line and become BAMA fans. Actually you and yours make me crave posts from Bama fans. At least they are rational and support their team without outrageous and unreasonable demands

realist

March 16th, 2012
11:33 pm

LSU lost two qb’s and some defensive players, Bama lost their RB and Two wide receivers and some key defensive players. UGA lost a CB and a TE that they didnt use and that’s it. They have literally their whole team coming back. UGA has the most experienced team in the SEC this year. Everyone who is slated to start this year for UGA has started a game last year, with exception to there O-line. No position on the field for them is young with exception to the OL, but even the OL may be an upgrade from last year. With the weak schedule that they have, they should win the entire SEC, not just the East, and play for a NC. If they dont make it to the NC game this year, they never will, and UGA needs to really consider finding them a new HC. There are no excuses this year, and dont start saying your missing CB’s because that shouldnt stop you. This is their year or never, UGA has no excuse to why they cant beat LSU or Bama this year. Every starter on UGA was offered by other SEC schools, so they are all good enough to beat those two teams. If they dont win the SEC this year then its obvious these players are not being coached up. I cant remember the last time UGA had this many starters coming back. You all have an All SEC QB, RB, WR, TWO LB’s, and Safety. Its put up or shut up this year UGA and UGA fans.

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

March 16th, 2012
11:37 pm

Fla Dawg:

“Hire an NFL type like Grantham”

Who other than UGA has DC or OC of “The NFL type”. Is it Saban? No!! Is it Miles? No!!! What happened to the Gator’s NFL Type OC, the refugee from Notre Dame who lasted all of a year???

The more you run your mouth about anything the more you appear to be the King of Fools.

Sorry to pick on you but as I said earlier, you appear to be one of the saner in your BS group!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

March 16th, 2012
11:40 pm

@ realist:

Realist = 1 step up from Fla Dawg = Zero

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

March 16th, 2012
11:50 pm

@ Ringleader:

Are you some kind of VIP???

You keep chirping about “We” should do/should have done this/that/the other!!

Fortunately for UGA, Dawg Nation and the free world you don’t even remotely have ANYTHING to say or do when it comes to things Dawg Nation. CMR has a NEW 5 year contract and there is one damn thing you and your ilk can do about it.

Just remember that you Little Wannabe Twerp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

realist

March 16th, 2012
11:50 pm

Brainiac, your obviously a blind follower. If you dont agree with me about you all having the most experienced team this year with there being no excuses for them to not win the SEC, then you are a Dawg for life that is the reason why your program will continue to stat mediocre. With the exception to ARK, you all have the most experienced QB, and you all lost only one player that kept yall in games last year in Boykins, because you didnt even use the TE so he really doesnt matter. Every year you all talk about how young you are, well you are not young this year. Brainiac, if you dont think your team should be in the NC game this year, then you just dont think that you all are any good, because Im not a UGA fan, but even I see that there is no reason why you shouldnt be there. You have EVERYONE COMING BACK!

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

March 16th, 2012
11:51 pm

Isn’t one damn thing

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

March 17th, 2012
12:07 am

@ Realist:

Are you picking UGA for NCs???

I got $10,000.00 that says you are wrong.

Every team loses sooner or later just ask Bama. Are you picking Bam???

I got $10,000.00 that says youe are wrong.

Any other team???

You are wrong>

I’m just trying to make a point about what FOOLS think it takes to not only get to the NC game let alone win it. I love UGA and CMR and will stand behind them because football “Ain’t the only thing in the world” and the sooner people figure that out the better off they and the whole country will be. The lack of insight and understanding, by you and your ilk, of what it takes to put a competitive D-1 college team on the field EVERY year or most years is overwhelming. If you could only see your BS through the eyes of people that have a rational and fairly accurate understanding of the college game you would hope nobody knows you personally and it appears you have a lot of company on this blog infected with single digit IQ.

The Factor

March 17th, 2012
12:12 am

@Brainiac
Good job. You sir, are a Patriot……carry on……

6-18 Against Ranked Teams Since '05

March 17th, 2012
12:14 am

My gawd “Braniac”, I’m gonna start a collection for people on this blog to start a collection to buy you a Mark Richt blow up doll you can cuddle up with…….keep on ranting, if mediocrity is your thing

For the sane folks here…..the SEC currently reminds me of “Dukes of Hazzard”…..Alabama and LSU are Bo and Luke Duke……meanwhile Mark Richt and Prez Adams are Roscoe P. Coltrane and Boss Hogg, respectively

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

March 17th, 2012
12:17 am

@ Reebok:

Right on dude. I pretty much agree.

Thanks for the good stuff. Damn Good Jacket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ghost

March 17th, 2012
12:21 am

Fla dawg, With the offense we have coming back, you mean the offense that was 3rd in SEC last year avg yards per game and 2nd in SEC in passing yardage.? With a bevy of talented WR , a 2nd team all sec qb Richt has won 10 or more games every season he has a returning starter at QB, the last 2 #1 rated rbs in the nation a totla of 3 5 star athlets competing at TB., and a defense with 2 ap all americans returning with about another 6 or 7 that will be drafted in 2013. I’ll take your money. Name the bet and the amount, Candy from a baby.will gladly take your money.

The Factor

March 17th, 2012
12:22 am

Two other points, however. How could Fla Dawg not know McGarity is all Dawg having played tennis for UGA. And Brainiac, I may have posted too early. Did I read where you said Bama fans are rational? I beg to differ.

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

March 17th, 2012
12:24 am

@ 6-18 agaist ranked teams:

Thanks for your thoughtfulness but I already have a CMR blowup doll.

Maybe you should try it. It would have to be better than locking yourself into your room ALONE to have sex but everybody to their own choice.

Hey!! I’m kidding. You weren’t to rough on me. Thanks for responding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6-18 Against Ranked Teams Since '05

March 17th, 2012
12:28 am

Yup, Braniac is a symptom of what’s wrong with this country…..mediocrity is fine with him.

I bet he’s one of those people who feels that ALL the Little League teams should get a medal just for showing up….

Excellence, achievement, and being the best is an anathema to Braniac’s communistic vision

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

March 17th, 2012
12:29 am

@ The Factor:

I didn’t say ALL Bama fans but when I read some of the BS put on here by Dawg Fans or DFINO it does make want to hug a Bama fan. Actually there are quite a few that are pretty decent bloggers but you make your point.

Ghost

March 17th, 2012
12:30 am

6-18 against ranked teams, Georgia is 18-16 vs ranked teams since 2005, stats are kept where the team was ranked at the time of the game, I am sure losing to Georgia ushered some of them from the top 25. Go back and cuddle up with Buzz.

6-18 Against Ranked Teams Since '05

March 17th, 2012
12:32 am

@Braniac…..you ever wondered why so many pastors kids are so f*cked up??? Maybe that applies to Rev. Richt……his teams underachieve and they always seem to get in trouble with the law…

But, but, but….CMR is a “good man”…..so that makes it all OK, right??? What a loser he is, literally….just look at me blog name!!!

6-18 Against Ranked Teams Since '05

March 17th, 2012
12:36 am

Ghost….tomato vs tomahto….most would agree that the final BCS ranking of a team truly represents the teams achievements of any given season. I went through every season between ‘06 and ‘11….I stand by my 6-18 moniker

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

March 17th, 2012
12:37 am

@ 6-18 against:

You and your ilk are whats wrong with this country primarily because your single digit IQ won;t allow you to grasp any of the real meaningful components of life.

You are worse than the Bama trolls because you bring nothing relating to real life to the table. You, in your childish thinking believes FOOTBALL is God, Family and country. Go visit a few wounded vets!!!!!!!!!!!!

6-18 Against Ranked Teams Since '05

March 17th, 2012
12:42 am

@Braniac…..so football is “real life”……..ha ha ha ha ha. Silly me, and I thought it was just a game, meant for entertainment. What the hell does that have to do with wounded vets???

Quite simply, Richt sucks as a coach, can’t lift UGA out of mediocrity, and I am perfectly willing to call him out on it. Doesn’t mean that I’m gonna lose any sleep over it…..hell, it’s just a game.

DAWGMAN

March 17th, 2012
2:51 am

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We wuz hosed Tommy; We wuz hosed!
Really! You think!
Please sir, may I have another!

shortman

March 17th, 2012
5:52 am

who’s shorter–nick saban or terry bowden?

dogs > missouri

March 17th, 2012
5:54 am

lose to missouri??? get real—-Ga will beat them like a rented mule—take it to the bank.

13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 17th, 2012
6:43 am

8-14 is Mark Richt’s record

TIME OF GAME

vs ranked teams time of game after 2007

8-14 is supposed to be what, exactly ?

2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 :

8-14 vs opponent ranked top 25 time of game

By the way, Mark Richt is 19-30 vs teams who are top 25

End of Season

19-30 all 11 years Mark Richt

It doesn’t matter how you calculate it, Mark Richt is

MEDIOCRE vs the top teams

Mark Richt 2008 2009 2010 and 2011 vs End Season Ranked top 25 :

2-15 vs opponents top 25 end of season after 2007

Either way you figure it,

MARK RICHT CANNOT BEAT THE TOP TEAMS

can he ?

http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_detail.php?teamname=Georgia&fry=2009&thy=2009&spl=on&cres=3&jpl=on&sortby=Year

You can replace any year 2001 through 2011 in this URL Link, have to change year twice each URL Link and see it for every year 2001 through 2011, and you see it for

BOTH

TIME OF GAME

END OF SEASON

ranked top 25.

I thought you said it was ONLY kept TIME OF GAME ?

PROVIDES BOTH.

sprouse27

March 17th, 2012
7:19 am

Wow, some pretty interesting stats. I see the same stuff over and over. A lot of hype before the season starts. “Our goal is to win the SEC every year…” Blah, blah, blah. We beat the easy teams and then lose to the better ones. Dawgs don’t ’step up’ in the big games, they usually fold. Too many people get hung up on CMR’s win percentage. “But he won TEN games last year”! But who did he beat? A bunch of broken or weak teams and failed against all the better ones. And UGA seems to accept that. We are not going to be a BCS team with CMR at the helm. We’ll get great recruiting classes (because we’re in GA) and mediocre bowls. And McGarrity and company just signed us up for 5 more years of same. CMR is a classy guy, no doubt. But he is not one of the top coaches in the SEC despite having a complete wealth of resources at his disposal. Just is what it is.

DOUG

March 17th, 2012
7:27 am

Lack of OL line protection will undue the Dogs this year. Also we still dont have a head coach. Georgia will be to much for Missouri. Sc will permanatly have control this year over UGA.

uga1984

March 17th, 2012
7:42 am

As a long time UGA fan and alum (1980-1984 the only time UGA really came close to being a national powerhouse), I find it comical that most of the comments from fans act like UGA has always been a preeminent football program – WE”RE NOT!!!! UGA is a WINNING program – with more consistent bowl appearances than some of the historical, national powers i.e. Alabama, Ohio State, USC, Oklahoma. UGA is a great SEC school with the ability to be great from time to time. UGA has NEVER been considered a national powerhouse by anyone except delusional fans who want desperately to compete with the surging UA & Alabama programs.

Like the New York Yankees, both Alabama & Ohio State spend more on their football programs than anyone in the country!!!! Hence, it stand to reason that they will continue to be top 5 programs. They generate a lot of revenue, but I doubt if they are as profitable as UGA’s athletic program.

UGA football is a good, consistent, winning program. We are not, and have never been (less the years mentioned above) a national powerhouse. If we are to win a national championship again, it will be because we landed an exceptional athlete i.e. Herschel Walker, Cam Newton, etc, that can elevate us to the next level.

ole yeller

March 17th, 2012
7:56 am

Coach “R” appears to me ready to pull the trigger on anyone not playing well. That includes “QB” “AM”. Look for coach “R” to look at someone else if “AM” continues his big game gitters. Look for the new kid out of Fla “FB” to get a look early. From what I’v heard he the real deal. Coach “R” may have a new contract but he knows he needs a championship to quite the wolves.

bitter dawgs fan

March 17th, 2012
9:35 am

championships are won with —-DEFENCE——moonpies

————————–go play with your state flower—–a satilite dish—–hahahah, bamma trolls

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 17th, 2012
9:44 am

Does ANYBODY understand what the crap BITTER DAWGS FAN is saying? He never makes any sense. He calls other people red-neck and troll what the f does he think he is?

Flo-Ri-Duh

March 17th, 2012
10:03 am

There are four or five teams that have a chance to be in the SEC champ game. UGA, GameClucks, Bummer, LSU, and Florida. All of these teams have one thing in common – defense. Because UGA has most of their defense and Murray back I give them an advantage over Florida who is still looking for an offense. South Carolina lost some key players to the draft early and several graduated. I give a slight edge to UGA to win the East. Bummer and LSU lost several key players to the draft – with Bummer losing the most. However Bummer has an experienced QB and LSU has a wild card with Mettenbubba, If Mettenbubba can keep his hands and his mind off of the girls he has the talent. That’s a big “IF”. LSU has more starters returning but will Mettenbubba show up? It will be UGA vs Bummer for the SEC -not LSU. Richt will even his record against Saban to 3 – 3.

Dogs Rule East!

March 17th, 2012
10:16 am

This Dog team will dominate the SEC east. Fla, SC?? They don’t match all the dream team talent that Richt has recruited the last 2-3 years. Plus, Grantham’s D will be the best in the SEC. Dogs v. Alabama for the SEC title—bet the house.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

March 17th, 2012
10:20 am

Dream Team Dominate? The Athens Police blotter maybe…35:55minute Murray the Heisman candidate will cos the dawgs wins AGAIN.

Dogs Rule East….how much is the House you want to bet? I am sure I can cover it. Does your house still have the tongue attached and good Tires and brakes?

dan

March 17th, 2012
10:50 am

I think the Dawgs will have a decent year IF everyone will remain healthy. Getting Bama off the schedule is a huge break, and facing South Carolina later in the year will benefit the Dawgs as opposed to having to play them at the beginning of the year. Florida is horrible, as is Tennessee. Dawgs will beat both of those teams again, although those games probably won’t be the blowouts we as fans will want them to be.

I like the Dawgs to win the SEC East, go 11-1( losing to a Mizzou team they are not familiar with), and getting to the SEC title game. However, instead of losing to LSU, I think Arkansas will emerge from the West with an identical 11-1 record. I say the Razorbacks win 37-27. Dawgs will then go to a second tier bowl( Outback or Chick-fil-A) with that game being a tossup depending on how much the players actually give a crap.

I say the Dawgs finish 11-3 or 12-2. Good put not good enough.

P.S. I’ll also make an additional prediction. Arkansas will go to the National Title game and lose, breaking the SEC’s streak of dominance.

Old Dawg

March 17th, 2012
11:22 am

“Coach “R” appears to me ready to pull the trigger on anyone not playing well. That includes “QB” “AM”. Look for coach “R” to look at someone else if “AM” continues his big game gitters’

Yea, right. Don’t hold your breath. I predict that AM will take every snap except in those cupcake games when we are ahead 49-0.

Old Dawg

March 17th, 2012
11:23 am

We will have another MEDIOCRE year because we have a MEDIOCRE coach.

Old Dawg

March 17th, 2012
11:25 am

I don’t even mind if we LOSE a game if we play well and the other team is just better. What I hate seeing is us giving away games because of bonehead mistakes (see last year’s bowl game).

Old Dawg

March 17th, 2012
11:29 am

“UGA has the most experienced QB in the SEC.”

He hasn’t seemed to help in the past.

13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 17th, 2012
11:36 am

UGA has the most experienced QB in The SEC.

Experienced at 0-9 vs teams end of season ranked top 25.

He plays at most 1 such team all 12 regular season games.

That is the kind of experience, you are talking about ?

FLA DAWG

March 17th, 2012
11:38 am

Brainiac (mindless for life),

Your constant defense of (less than) mediocrity is exactly why Richt and Bobo remain at UGA.
You defend the indefensible………..we’ve beaten 3 ranked teams in 3 years and lost to all the rest of them.

Last year’s 10 game win streak was bookended by 2 losses each. The Dawgs were absolutely blown out of the SEC Championship Game in the second half because our O couldn’t control the ball.

That example not good enough? Okay, our loss to Michigan State………still not good enough? Okay, how about our total meltdown a couple of post seasons ago against UCF (that’s University of Central Florida) !

If you can’t see a problem with the coaching staff you never will and you will always be brainless for life.

dan

March 17th, 2012
11:46 am

Good points UGA1984

I think if UGA does ever win a National Title again, I agree that it will be some one time “lighting in a bottle” kind of deal like what Auburn had with Cam Newton. But see… the thing about that, is you have to have a head coach who realizes what he has in said exceptional athlete, and is willing to get out of the way and let them be the Bell Cow. Chizik was able to do that with Cam and Dooley was able to do that with Herschel. Allowing your stars to be stars is such a wise approach.

But see, the problem we have in Athens now is that Richt and Bobo don’t know when to get out of the way when they have a good thing going. They kinda sorta were able to do that with Knowshon in 2007, but they didn’t realize what they had there until they already had 2 losses. Richt is the kind of coach to me that can overachieve with “B-level” talent, but when he has the Knowshon’s, and the Stafford’s, and the AJ Green’s; he just can’t put it all together. Theoretically, a team should improve when their talent improves, but at UGA that is not the case.

I think for the Dawgs to win a National Title, they will need a new head coach who might not match Richt in career wins, but for one magical season; knows how to put it all together with the talent he has. Unfortunately, I don’t see any great prospects on the horizon, so unless Richt goes under 8-4 again, he will be our guy.

dan

March 17th, 2012
11:57 am

Also all you guys who are dogging on Murray are idiots. The guy has thrown for more TD’s than Stafford and Greene, and he’s only a Junior. Yeah he makes mistakes, but you guys are reading too much into the win/loss deal. Most of those losses happened when he was a FRESHMAN, and in a lot of those game he played well but the defense stunk. I mean, what did you expect? For him to go 12-0 his first year as a starter with a sub-par defense and losing his 1# WR for 4 games? C’mon guys, lets be a little more realistic. This team has bigger issues than QB.

And if you want to talk about overrated, let’s talk about our defense. Statistically they look good on paper, which now doubt makes you goons feel good. But against Boise State, South Carolina, LSU, Michigan State( you know teams that would actually hit them back offensively), they still looked very second tier. Let’s not go mistaking our defense for Bama’s or LSU’s. They improved last year, but there is still a lot of work to do on that side of the ball.

MySherona

March 17th, 2012
2:13 pm

All you defending Aaron Murray.

1) He has won 4 games against teams with a winning record in 2 years.
2) He is 2-9 vs. ranked teams.
3) He is 0-9 vs. teams that finished top 25.
4) he is on track to set the NCAA record for interceptions and sacks

BonkersDog

March 17th, 2012
2:15 pm

Bobo finished 4th in SEC in scoring against ranked teams.

Grantham finished 11th in SEC in scoring against ranked teams.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

March 17th, 2012
3:23 pm

All the blogging in the world does not remove the math…..UGA’s program has tanked since 1980 and the records speaks for itself. Only one consensus national title in 118 years, poorly coached, no respect among media outlets and UGA cannot win an opener on the road, not even just 45 minutes from Athens.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

March 17th, 2012
3:24 pm

The scores will tell…

RT

March 17th, 2012
3:35 pm

Most media outlets have UGA pre-season ranked in top 10.

And, even though lost last 2 game sin 2011, media respected UGA so much ranked in top 20 in 2011.

Total respect.

Bill Lee

March 18th, 2012
1:17 am

Dawgs will be also ran, again…. Second or third in SEC EAST. Depressing….

BeBop

March 18th, 2012
6:47 pm

I feel that Coach is able to, “coach our boys down” during halftime. His evangelical bent is better left at the church house. I dont think God even likes or watches football.A coach who is a consistant winner is of neccesity a little sadistic. Just my ramble.

'94 UGA Alumnus

March 19th, 2012
9:31 am

I would be happy with an 11-3 season and beating Nebraska in the Outback bowl. Fans that are saying SEC Championship or bust are setting themselves up for disappointment. We lost 3 starting Offensive lineman and Mike Bobo is still our OC.

Vampire Bill

March 19th, 2012
1:43 pm

As a fan I try to keep a positive spin on the Dawgs but it’s harder every year. CMR is just not a top tier coach. Player motivation has been an issue for more than a couple of years now. Dawgs are not a hard nosed fundamentally sound football team that wins championships. That’s all there is to it.