UGA’s Richt might face a bigger challenge now that he’s off the hot seat

UGADayLogoMark Richt, along with Mark Fox, will be making the rounds of alumni association gatherings starting April 18 in Rome. The UGA Days tour will hit Albany April 24, Columbus April 25, Macon May 8, Charlotte May 9, the Golden Isles May 15, Valdosta May 16, Birmingham May 22, Tampa May 24 and Atlanta July 23.

This time last year when Richt went out to meet the fans, he was widely considered to be on the “hot seat,” coming off a losing season and a dispiriting bowl performance. The talk was what a challenge Richt faced just to keep his job.

But, actually, I think Richt faces a bigger challenge this season than last.

Consider: Richt had the enormous goodwill generated by the Dream Team in his pocket a year ago and the realization on the part of most fans that Georgia faced tremendous odds in opening the season with Boise State and South Carolina, though the schedule looked pretty manageable after that.

As it played out, the fan optimism surrounding the arrival of Isaiah Crowell and Co. in Athens was enough for Richt to ride out the feared 0-2 start to the season. (It helped considerably that despite looking awful much of the time in the Georgia Dome against Boise, Georgia actually outplayed South Carolina, even in Steve Spurrier’s estimation, in losing a close one a week later.)

The 10-game winning streak that followed put the hot-seat talk on the back burner.

By season’s end, most fans I talked with felt good progress had been made, even if Crowell’s difficulties staying on the field put an end to thoughts of him as the second coming of Herschel.

Still, although most in the Bulldog Nation didn’t really expect the Dawgs to prevail over LSU in the SEC Championship, the return of the all-too-familiar fourth quarter collapse in the bowl against Michigan State left the fan base grumbling a bit.

A year ago when Mark Richt visited with fans, he was on the hot seat. (UGA Alumni Association)

A year ago when Mark Richt visited with fans, he was on the hot seat. (UGA Alumni Association)

Then came signing day, which saw Richt get a solid class of recruits — ranked fifth best in the nation by ESPN — but fall short in a few last-minute courtships, taking a bit of the luster off Georgia’s showing in the minds of some recruitniks.

Actually, the self-dubbed “Ring Team” with Keith Marshall, Todd Gurley and John Theus has just as much potential as the previous year’s signing class, but they arrive in Athens amid a different atmosphere from a year ago.

Much more is expected of the 2012 Georgia Bulldogs, who return a host of starters, including most of last season’s fifth-ranked defense. Early on there was talk that Georgia might start the season as a Top 5 team, though that early optimism might end up being tempered somewhat by the fact that the Dawgs will open SEC play at Missouri with most of the starting secondary suspended.

And then there’s the issue of attrition, which some see as a big deal, though it appears to me to be pretty much business as usual for Georgia and SEC schools in general. Last year also saw some players getting “off the bus” to transfer elsewhere for various reasons and a handful of others shown the door because they couldn’t get in step with what Richt believes is the Georgia Way.

But even when the tailback corps was decimated by transfers last year, there was still that Dream Team fervor to counter it. This year the problems Georgia will face fielding an experienced secondary against Mizzou’s James Franklin seem to loom a bit larger in many people’s minds.

And with Georgia expected by many to win the SEC East, the stakes are just as high, if not higher, for Richt this season than when his job was believed to be on the line. As we’ve already discussed here, winning the SEC East a second year only to lose again to the West team in the Dome and wind up in another non-BCS bowl would be seen by many as underachieving or, at best, standing pat.

The last time a Richt team entered a season with lofty expectations placed on them — remember the preseason No. 1 in in 2008? — the Dawgs came a cropper, starting a slide that didn’t begin to turn around until that 10-game run last year.

Richt definitely doesn’t want to see that happen again. So with all those expectations and this year’s schedule even more favorable, Georgia’s head coach might wind up feeling more pressure now that he’s off the hot seat than when he was on it.

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362 comments Add your comment

Ncdawg

April 3rd, 2012
10:41 am

Ncdawg

April 3rd, 2012
10:44 am

Agree with thoughts about richt. The suspensions only add to the pressure. We have to win without some really good players.

Raleigh

April 3rd, 2012
10:48 am

Stay out of trouble dawgs

Vinning Dawgs

April 3rd, 2012
10:49 am

Well, I believe the Glass is always half full. You can’t live your life looking back. With challenges, the cream always rise. The issue with attrition is better here because they people leaving can’t get playing time, which tells me that they are not good enough to make it with the other players on the team. So if you can’t compete, then you quit and move on. So, they always say competition is good for those who want to be the best. Nothing in life is guarantee or promised. Go Dawgs.

Desert Fox

April 3rd, 2012
10:50 am

IMO, CMR never left the hot seat after an 0-2 start last season and finishing the season 0-2. The 10 game win streak even had its doubts pulling out close games at Vandy and FL was too close for comfort along w/a few others. All the suspensions and departutes and the season hasn’t even started. No, he’s not off the hot seat yet and has a lot to prove if he (and Bobo) want to keep their jobs in many a GA fans mind. Go Dawgs.

wheresmycrackpipe?

April 3rd, 2012
10:54 am

ban dodge charger’s and you ban dope smoking arrests……a fact

harold

April 3rd, 2012
10:57 am

RICHT IS 24-16 HIS LAST THREE YEARS. HE HAS A .674 WINNING PERCENTAGE AND HAS YET TO PLAY IN THE BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.

NICK SABAN HIMSELF HAS MORE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS THAN UGA. TENNESSEE, LSU, FLORIDA, AND AUBURN ALL HAVE BCS TITLES.

IT IS GREAT TO KNOW UGA IS HAPPY JUST BEING COMPETITIVE AND SATISFIED WITH AN ABOVE AVERAGE COACH.

Dawg Haus

April 3rd, 2012
11:01 am

Dead on, Desert Fox. That 0-2 finish left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth. I support CMR, but 2012 is really a “put up or shut up” year for this program. I don’t think anything less than a close loss in the Dome is acceptable. A bowl victory is a must.

AugustaDawg

April 3rd, 2012
11:08 am

Talent is there for a run at the SECCG. It’s there where coaching will have to take over. We will see then where the program is. Let the regular season take it’s toll. Plenty of talent to make it there, the question is will the coaching be there to take the next step. I don’t doubt the D will be ready. Will the weapons on offense be utilized as they should? Will special teams be solid? Hopefully so. Ready for September! GATA!

dawgfan

April 3rd, 2012
11:13 am

The knock is that we cannot win the big games and that is 1,000% accurate. Not only do we not win them, we get blown out by the SEC’s best teams. See Alabama and Florida in 2008. See Florida in 2009. See Auburn in 2010. See LSU in 2011. It would be one thing if those were hard fought games and we just came up short, but we were not competitive with those teams. Not even close. The only thing seperating Richt from Donnan right now is that Richt owns Tech. That’s it.

Thanks.

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

April 3rd, 2012
11:30 am

@ Bill:

Is the reference to “Mizzou’s James Franklin” in the latter part of your article what you intended???

Does Vandy and Mizzou both have a James Franklin???

AugustaDawg

April 3rd, 2012
11:32 am

One is a QB (coming off shoulder surgery) The other is a little brat up in Nashville

ben

April 3rd, 2012
11:35 am

dawgfan:
How many sec titles did donnan win? What was his record against Tennessee?
Thanks.

tide roll

April 3rd, 2012
11:35 am

You have no offensive line. You have no offensive line depth. Thank goodness Richt replaced Stacy Searels with Will Friend. All Searels did this year at Texas was sign: KENNEDY ESTELLE, 6′7″ 320 lb. OT, 4-STAR, DONALD HAWKINS,6′5″ 320 lb. OG, 4-STAR, CAMRHON HUGHES, 6′6″ 280 lb. OT, 4-STAR, and CURTIS RISER, 6′3″ 285 lb. OG, 4-STAR. And this year Searels has already received commitments from DARIUS JAMES, 6′5″ 320l lb. OT, 4-STAR, and KENT PERKINS, 6′5″ 300lb. OG 4-STAR. Unbelievable. Why wasn’t he able to do this at UGA? I wonder. ROLL TIDE, TIDE ROLL!

P_The_Ricker

April 3rd, 2012
11:36 am

UGA hasn’t had a convincing win against a highly regarded team since the Blackout Game against Aub in 2008. Would like to count the Sugar Bowl against Hawaii, but just can’t.

With the above said, I agree that Richt is far from off the proverbial “hot seat.” opportunities agains Boise, SC, LSU and MSU were squandered last year. 3 full seasons and no convincing wins against a top 15 team doesn’t exactly assure that all is well at UGA.

Have to compare yourself to other premier teams in this league as a measuring stick.

Convincing wins by others in the SEC against a top 15 team during the same period:

Alabama: UF 2009, ARK 2010, ARK 2011, LSU 2012
LSU: Oregon 2011, ARK 2011, UGA 2011
UF: UGA 2008

Unfortunately, UGA is in position to only be able to take baby steps at this time. Rather than a convincing win, they just need to beat a top 15 team.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

April 3rd, 2012
11:37 am

Potential…..means you’re not worth a sheet yet! Really you folks have no confidence in Richt and his organization because everyday their is a article trying to make you feel good about where you’re going! Forget for a moment you’re not a dawg fan but a Clemson or VT fan and you read this blog and you know this is just hype and feel good stuff about a program that’s got some talent but not much else going for them. A program that has asked the AJC for help in holding off a coach from another state from taking the best players (real sad). The facts are you know Richt is average and folks in the AD complex understand that or they’re stupid. What you don’t know is what will the AD complex do to resolve the problem. The buyout in Mark’s contract is the key and we don’t know those terms but it must be the sticking point at this point. If I were a UGA fan I would hope the buyout is removed or dropped to 1 million if possible. If the buyout has to remain at one years pay (3 mill) then request the payout be made over a number of years (6) so it will help with hiring of new assistant coaches when Richt is gone. When you have to depend on then assistant coaches to supply team discipline instead of the HC then you’re in big trouble and that has been the case since Calloway and VanGorder left Athens. Every team will dismiss players due to some kids just have no business at college but you would have to agree your side is a bit more than the norm. Those coaches that recruit based on “I am your buddy” will not survive in the long run. If you have to kiss their azz to get them to sign then prepare to continue that process until their gone. Auburn is into the azz kissing contest and 43% of those signed in the past 3 years are already departed. I hope you continue with Richt since that is best for Alabama. Coach Bryant made the statement way back when “If Florida every gets their act together then we’re all in trouble”..they did and we were! If UGA does the same then we’re back into trouble as well. The old Delco guy had it right “you can pay me know or you will pay me later”.

dawgfan

April 3rd, 2012
11:40 am

“How many sec titles did donnan win?”

As many as Richt has won in the past 6 seasons. 2005 was a long time ago man. Time to move on. The rest of the SEC sure has. 6 national titles and counting and we haven’t won a single solitary damn one of them….

UGA Insider

April 3rd, 2012
11:40 am

I’m really worried about what’s going on with the team. 72 scholarship football players???? Did I sleep through a major NCAA investigation? Did we get the same penalties as SC? Those are the numbers they have been playing with since the Reggie Bush fiasco. We simply can’t compete with these numbers on a weekly basis.

As an alumni it is getting depressing reading these stories everyday. It’s almost as bad as going to Drudge and reading about how pathetic our president is.

I am signing off until maybe September. McGarity and Obama make me want to puke.

WDE

April 3rd, 2012
11:47 am

@dawgfan funny how you trolls only pull out the games you need to make whatever half assed point your trying to make…try 45-7 vs Auburn last year and a come from behind win vs the gators.Oh and 5-6 vs Auburn so you could say we own Auburn too..truth is we are SEC East Champs and that is our title to lose…just step right up and take it if you can.

C

April 3rd, 2012
11:53 am

“Players… shown the door because they couldn’t get in step with what Richt believes is the Georgia Way.” Bill, kudos for breaking it to UGA fans that Richt runs players off like any responsible coach would if a kid isn’t buying in to the program. Most Dawg fans are invested in the fairy tale that UGA is above such tawdriness. It’s refreshing to see there’s at least one Georgia guy who isn’t living a lie.

WDE

April 3rd, 2012
11:56 am

@UGA Insider I saw where the obamanation had the gall to cide the Supreme Court on better not think of over turning a law they deem illegal and unconstitutional..like that is there job last I looked..unreal.

DQBlizzard

April 3rd, 2012
11:57 am

1. Richt’s stake are MUCH LOWER this year, he has a BRAND NEW 5 YEAR CONTRACT, so Richt can go 6-7 and keep his job.
2. Attrition–top performers like Thomas continue to transfer, because Richt doesn’t reward perofrmance, but plays favorites. Started when Mettenberger and Gray left, then Ealey, then Thomas. It will be surprising if Hutson Mason is still here in September considering he has outplayed Murray in accuracy, passer efficeincy, and thrown no interceptions, and only been sacked once last season.
3. Team lost 2 games by a field goal in 2011, could have been 12-2 easily. Murray has to stop turning the ball over big games like he always does. Murray has got to get his first career win against a team that finishes top 25. So far, Murray is 0-9, really Lemay or Mason could do better than 0-9, anyone could, can’t be worse than 0-9. Hopefully Richt will make a change at QB. only way to get over the hump.

Milk Bone

April 3rd, 2012
11:59 am

Lots of hating going on today with rival fans…always wondered why they came to a UGA site to post garbage. I’ve never posted on an Auburn, UF or Alabama website to talk trash.

Big Crimson 75

April 3rd, 2012
12:01 pm

Brain — you’re joking about the James Franklin stuff right?
I’m sure you’re aware of who Mizzu’s QB is!
Trust me, Y’all will have more trouble dealing with Mizzu’s James Franklin than you will Vandy’s.

GTBob

April 3rd, 2012
12:01 pm

How many sec titles did donnan win? What was his record against Tennessee?

How many has Richt won since the SEC became the power conference? Isn’t it a little strange that the last time UGA won a conference title was the last time the SEC didn’t have a team in the title game? The better the SEC gets, the more Richt gets left behind. Also, are you really going to compare the Tennessee of Donnan’s days to the Tennessee of Richt’s days? That is pretty uneven to say the least.

Snoop Dawg

April 3rd, 2012
12:02 pm

The Bulldog Nation has voted. The Ostrich Bloggers with their heads in the sand(make that red clay) have prevailed. The incompetent Richt and Bobo now have CONTRACT EXTENSIONS as a reward for a totally mediocre season with the easiest schedule in SEC history where they lost to every rated team that they played.
Obvious, most in the Bulldog Nation care more that the coach is a “Good Chrstian Man” than if he actually knows how to lead and coach. As a result of these decisions, the fan base need not complain when the wheels come off the cart around game two next year and UGA is lucky to wind up with a winning record with an invitation to an unremarkable second rate bowl.

Same goes with all the other sports, which with just a couple of exceptions are all on a rather steady line south…

Until UGA fans and aliumni quit supporting such corrupt and imcompetent programs, they will sleep in the bed of mediocrity or worse that they have made for themselves.

Pass the Koolaid….

dawgfan

April 3rd, 2012
12:02 pm

WDE, Auburn and Florida were a combined 15-11 last year and were the definition of mediocrity. Those aren’t the kind of teams that we will have to beat to win championships. Maybe beating mediocre teams is enough for you but it isn’t for me. It seems that you are the one cherry picking wins to make half azzed arguments. I am only stating facts. We have not beaten a top 10 team since 2006. You can stick your head in sand and think everything is hunky damn dorry if you like. I choose to live in reality.

Thanks.

Snoop Dawg

April 3rd, 2012
12:05 pm

PS. All you idiots using these liberal demogogic terms like “trolls” and “haters” are leading the UGA athletic program right off the cliff. Congratulations for wrecking a storied program at UGA.

Snoop Dawg

April 3rd, 2012
12:06 pm

Trolls and haters are Obama propaganda terms.

Bigdsel5556

April 3rd, 2012
12:21 pm

No he doesn’t Harold. He has three. Fla had bcs in 2006 and 2008. LSU has one in 2007. Auburn had one in 2010.

Have not beat any team winning SEC record - starting with Kentucky in 2007.

April 3rd, 2012
12:24 pm

Lot of hype.

Lost 9 games in a row to teams who made any top 25.
Lost 7 games in a row to teams who made any top 10.
Lost 9 games in a row to SEC teams with winning SEC record.

Not on the hot seat ?

What does he have to do to be on the hot seat ?

I am certainly not pleased, on or off the field.

dawggirl

April 3rd, 2012
12:30 pm

Why are some of you referencing politics here? Please do not assume we are all of the same type. I don’t want to talk about that stuff here.

Good article, Bill. We will definitely have our challenges this year, and it seems scarily similar to the beginning of 2008. I hope that it will not turn out the same way.

Have not beat any team winning SEC record - starting with Kentucky in 2007.

April 3rd, 2012
12:34 pm

What else could Bill King say ? He’s not coming in here and purposely saying a lie. RICHT-0-PHILES might come in here and do that. They don’t have a blog, when Bill King does. One with a huge following.
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C April 3rd, 2012 11:53 am

“Players… shown the door because they couldn’t get in step with what Richt believes is the Georgia Way.” Bill, kudos for breaking it to UGA fans that Richt runs players off like any responsible coach would if a kid isn’t buying in to the program. Most Dawg fans are invested in the fairy tale that UGA is above such tawdriness. It’s refreshing to see there’s at least one Georgia guy who isn’t living a lie.”
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Mark Richt Signed Scholarships for 2012 to :

1.AJ Harmon SR # 10 OT nation 5-Star, academic failure Flunked-Out, transfer
2.Dontavius Jackson SR # 23 TB 4-Star, DUI duped into driving truck with 6 in truck in Athens with alcohol purchased by Branden Smith with a Driver’s License of Vance Cuff who looks just like Branden Smith only Vance Cuff was over 21, transfer
3.Carlton Thomas SR TB suspended 3 times 2011 alone, 1 of the 3 times Isaiah Crowell, Ken Malcome, and Carlton Thomas were all 3 suspended the same game 1 game AFTER the Florida game for failing a drug test on Thursday two days BEFORE the Florida game, now he transfers – is he one of the 5 who failed the drug test, not disclosed ? Isaiah Crowell ? Ken Malcome again ? Aaron Murray who has been given byes for all his transgressions including POSING for a sex photo him wearing glasses on spring break with 3 men in his motel room ?
4.Brent Benedict SO # 10 OT 4-Star, transfer over Strength & Conditioning
5.Nick Williams SR Safety, transfer could’ve redshirt 2011, should’ve been suspended for late hit, dirty hit trying to hurt star player Tim Tebow, also had Todd Grantham grab him up by the scruff of the neck near end Todd’s 1st G-Day Game and drag him off the field for a similar hit then too.
6.Marcus Dowtin R SR # 7 LB nation 4-Star, transfer could’ve redshirt 2011, charged with second-degree assault in his home state of Maryland in 2010, suspended by coach Mark Richt for the Bulldogs’ bowl game before he transferred, now hopes to be drafted by NFL in 5th round.
7.Bryce Ros JR # 22 TE listed med disq like Jeremy Longo
8.Johnathan Owens SR # 39 OT listed med disq like Jeremy Longo
9.DE Jeremy Longo SR medically disqualified but still on scholarship 2012 free ride so he goes out with Sanders Commings 2 weeks ago when he beat up girl. Jeremy Longo and Sanders Commings admit they had 6 drinks then were confronted by Sanders Commings’ live-in girlfriend over it : Good On ‘Ya is all I can say to her. Beat up for it in front of Jeremy Longo him not only doing nothing but actually caused the whole situation when Jeremy Longo doesn’t have to have Spring Practice so he could go out and drink 6 drinks in a hour drunk as a skunk.
10.Xavier Tyrone Avery SR RB, signed 2009 UGA instead baseball. Mark Richt gave him a Scholarship 2009 and he would be a senior RB, had Mark Richt instead signed a REAL RUNNING BACK in 2009 we would not have had all these issues at RB all these years in a row. Xavier was supposed to be RB 2009, 2010 and 2011 when we had NO DEPTH AT RB.
11.Toby Jackson SR # 9 DE 4-Star failed qualify, Flunked-Out before he even got here transfer
12.Makiri Pugh SR Safety CB, transfer Suspended Colorado 11/10/11
13.Montez Robinson SR # 10 DE 4-* beat up girl, kicked off the team after he beat up the girl a student at UGA in good standing. In fact Montez Robinson beat her up or her beat her car up 3 times before Mark Richt kicked him off the team and met with him at the Jail with Mike Bobo, then he transferred but not before after all the other beatings of the poor UGA co-ed Montez Robinson at McWhorter Hall picked the poor little up and slammed to repeatedly to the floor in front of a dozen witnesses.
14.Washaun Ealey SR # 15 RB nation 4-Star, suspended 1 game hit and run driving suspended license car owned by Jakar Hamilton, also suspended again later undisclosed not Georgia way, transfer
15.Lonnie Outlaw JR WR failed qualify, Flunked-Out before he even got here, transfer
16.Jakar Hamilton SR Safety 4-Star, allowed Ealey drive illegally Jakar’s vehicle breaking a Georgia Law allowing your vehicle to be driven by a person using a suspended license, transfer
17.Derek Owens JR CB, Academic Failure, Flunked-Out, suspended bowl transfer
18.Demetre Baker JR # 23 LB 4-Star, kicked off DUI transfer
19.Jalen Fields JR DE 4-Star, failed qualify, Flunked-Out before he even got here, transfer
20.Kent Turene FR LB failed qualify, Flunked-Out before he even got here, Dream Team # 1
21.Chris Mayes SO DT failed qualify, Flunked-Out before he even got here. Dream Team # 2
22.Chris Little SR # 12 OT 4-Star transfer, ruled ineligible – typically when NCAA does this it is some enhancing what ? Steroids ? Human Growth Hormone ?
23.Orson Charles SR DUI TE said he wanted to Jump Ship to NFL NFL doesn’t accept DUI either, but DUI is what he leaves behind for my Scholarship monies for him 2011-2012. DUI
24. Derrick Lott, JR DE, fine looking young man, transfer
25.Marc Deas SO DB transfer – all these Recruits with RICHT-0-PHILES (1) bragging about the Dream Team rankings and Mark Richt’s great recruiting class 2012 now too they brag about (2) but Mark Richt has ALL THIS ATTRITION, 57 on Scholarship today with 16 coming in for 73 NCAA DOUBLE-SECRET PROBATION. 73 to our 85-man limit. And, he SIGNED 109. 26 over-signed and still is 12 a clean dozen UNDER the 85-man limit. There is no NCAA PROBATION that takes away 12 Scholarships from a team, NEVER.
26.Zach Mettenberger JR # 14 QB 4-* sexual battery Guilty, transfer
27.Jordan Lawrence Love JR 12/31/90 # 21 CB 4-* arrested didn’t know middle name or birthday, transfer
28.Sanford Seay RFR SE theft teammate transfer Dream Team # 3
29.Chris Sanders SO DB theft teammate transfer Dream Team # 4
30.Nick Marshall SO CB theft teammate transfer Dream Team # 5
31. Sanders Commings SR CB Suspended, Guilty simple battery girl
32. Branden Smith SR CB Mark Richt is waiting until he can announce the 5 who FAILED THE POST SPRING BREAK DRUG TEST, to announce Branden Smith’s punishment. Found with DRUGS in his automobile hidden under the back-seat in Alabama headed to Panama City Beach for Spring Break. All these guys are out there practicing, including Hutson Mason at # 2 who is OUT-PERFORMING AARON MURRAY ALL SPRING AGAIN ACCORDING TO EVERY REPORT INCLUDING BY MARK RICHT. NONE OF THEM, INCLUDING HUTSON MASON WILL PLAY, HOWEVER IN THE BONE-HEADED METHOD OF PRACTICING WE DO AROUND HERE ANYMORE.
33.Alec Ogletree JR LB Should be Safety failed drug test 1 OF 5 TO FAIL DRUG TEST.
34.Bacarri Rambo SR Safety 2nd of 5 failed drug test, other 3 ? Who are the other 3 who failed the drug test ? When does Branden Smith get his Suspension ? It’s really Branden Smith’s 2nd Offense, you remember ? Used Vance Cuff’s DL to buy 6 guys alcohol all 6 then suspended from the team, except Branden Smith who again bought them all the alcohol with Vance Cuff’s DL because Vance was over 21 and looks EXACTLY LIKE BRANDEN SMITH.

Bama=home of the T-bag special

April 3rd, 2012
12:37 pm

@Snoop Dawg your the definition of troll….you’ve never said one positive thing about the UGA program and try and act like your a “concerned” fan…your a troll for certain and for sure.

Hal

April 3rd, 2012
12:40 pm

ok group, don’t be worried about the 72 players, this was a case this year of Mark and Todd essentially clearing the cupboard of unproductive and inactive players who truthfully aren’t contributing to the bottom line. Why? Because according to everyone that knows, 2013 & 2014 are shaping up to be the biggest and strongest recruiting classes that the state of Georgia has ever produced. No sense hanging on to hangers-on when you’ll need the room to sign a full 28 each year.

Now, about this hot seat. I understand the want and need to win. The desire for national prominence and recognition that comes along with crystal balls. But let’s be honest, that is more for your own vanity than Mark’s. You guys want to stand shoulder to shoulder with them and brag about your own BCS trophy, I get it. But, you’re taking the fun out of college football. Ask an Aubarn fan, or a Florida fan if they would trade their trophy back to get out of the grease fire that their circumspect cheating coaches left behind. Ask Ohio State, USC and others. If “standing pat” is going 10-2, playing in 40% of the league championship games, 3 BCS trips and dominating rivalries (except for one) with the occasional down year once a decade then yes… I’ll take it. Because of all the other crap I feel pretty darn confident we’ll never hear come out of Athens as long as Mark is up there that always end up eventually coming out of these other places when “coach of they year” has burned all his bridges and leaves town amid the house ‘o fire. I’ll take Mark any day over that.

DawginLex

April 3rd, 2012
12:44 pm

I agree 100% bill.

My expectations for this team were sky high going into 2012

Defense loaded with NFL caliber players
Running back depth
OL Depth(although young, extremely talented)
A veteran QB and capable backups

Now my expectations have dropped because of recent events.

I believe this is Richt’s most important year in Athens and it could be his last.

We mess around and let Mizzou, SC, florida and Auburn beat us or any 2 of those 4 and we don’t make it to ATL, I say he should be in big trouble.

Contract extensions are worthless these days as buyouts are the norm, especially at deep pocket rich UGA.

Dawglasville

April 3rd, 2012
12:48 pm

Second verse, same as the first. I’m officially off of this thing at least until football starts. I’m proud of my University. I love our coach. I think we are headed back in the right direction. GT Bob, HAROLD (I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU ARE ALWAYS SCREAMING), SSIGATOR, Wet Willie, roll tide, Snoop, A father, Nothing could be finer, and all the cut and paste guys keep doing what you are doing. Mr. King seems like a nice guy and I hope business stays good for him. Peace.

Dawglasville

April 3rd, 2012
12:52 pm

Hal – great post. Now I’m done. Go Dawgs.

Have not beat any team winning SEC record - starting with Kentucky in 2007.

April 3rd, 2012
12:58 pm

“If standing pat is going 10-2… then yes… I’ll take it.”
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Let’s see now, we played 14 games, including 4 teams who made any top 25 poll, and beat no team again who had a winning SEC record as has been the case around here since Kentucky game of 2007.

Which 2 games are you attempting to ignore ?
(1) The 2 in a row to begin with to start the season 0-2 ?
(2) The 2 in a row to end season with only a 10-Win season, the same number of wins 10 that 27 other teams put up for 2011 ?

Nice try.

Did you also totally ignore the 34 scholarships Mark Richt CULLED from his over-signing group of 109 toward his 85-scholarship limit ?

Weak statement 10-2

Big Crimson 75

April 3rd, 2012
1:03 pm

lex — you didn’t shoot that guy last night did you?
Damn, I thought Bama fans were passionate about Football!!

DawginLex

April 3rd, 2012
1:03 pm

To blame richt for all 34 of these kids leaving is idiotic

At some point, these young men have to be accountable for their actions.

Also, some of them were injured.

To blame Richt for 34 is idiotic

DawginLex

April 3rd, 2012
1:05 pm

big crimson

Nah, no gun play where I was watching

1% idiots spoil the fun for the other 99%

I am going to Rupp today when the team arrives. There is rumor the banner is already ready and will be raised.

24,000 people on a tuesday afternoon.

Crazy

SSIgator

April 3rd, 2012
1:06 pm

“UGA’s Richt might face a bigger challenge now that he’s off the hot seat”

Only if the KoolAid machine breaks down. 1980 – so long ago

Have not beat any team winning SEC record - starting with Kentucky in 2007.

April 3rd, 2012
1:07 pm

“Ask an Aubarn fan, or a Florida fan if they would trade their trophy back to get out of the grease fire that their circumspect cheating coaches left behind.”
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Weak. NCAA has already ruled on Auburn. That is called a

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

Florida ?

Let’s see they have racked up 3 National Championships in a dozen years.

Didn’t want to discuss the 2 NC of LSU ?

Skipping over those, eh ?

What about Alabama 2 of the current 3-year period ?

No snide remarks to make Mark Richt look better somehow unexplained than all that ?

Trust me on this now, Florida is happy with 3 NC in a dozen years.
Auburn happy with 1 NC and 1 vacated some poll will give ‘em.
LSU happy with 2 NC
Alabama happy with 2 NC

Mark Richt -0-

Not happy.

Off-field issues either.

Here are the seasons Mark Richt put together while

ALL THESE OTHER SEC TEAMS RACKED UP NC :

NTL CHAMPS DURING MARK RICHT ERA :

11 Nick Saban AL CMR 10-4 Lost Outback bowl
10 Gene Chizik AU CMR 6-7 Lost UCF Liberty bowl
09 Nick Saban AL CMR 8-5 played in Shreveport
08 Urb an Me yer FL CMR 10-3 CapitalOne bowl
07 Les Miles LSU CMR 11-2 played # 19 Hawai’i bowl
06 Urb an Me yer FL CMR 9-4 played Chick-fil-A bowl
05 Mack Brown TX CMR 10-3 Lost W.Virginia in bowl
04 Pete Carroll USC CMR 10-2 played Outback bowl
03 Pete Carroll USC CMR 11-3 played CapitalOne
02 Jim Tressel OSU CMR 13-1 played 9-5 FSU bowl
01 Larry Coker Miami CMR 8-4 Lost Boston College

WDE

April 3rd, 2012
1:08 pm

@Hal good points…me too.

DawginLex

April 3rd, 2012
1:09 pm

Man SSI, that was so original. I have never heard that one before.

You must have stayed up many long nights coming up with that one.

Congrats

Big Crimson 75

April 3rd, 2012
1:11 pm

Lex — Enjoy. Kentucky had a helluva Team this yr. Well Deserved. Coach Cal handled his business. Watch em lose everyone & re-load for next Season.
Terrence Jones is a BEAST!! —- Lamb & Davis aren’t bad either.

AltamahaDawg

April 3rd, 2012
1:11 pm

Very well written, Bill.

DawginLex

April 3rd, 2012
1:11 pm

We only just played in bowl games in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

I’m pretty sure UGA played and won those bowl games.

I notice you only list the losses, not the wins……….

SSIgator

April 3rd, 2012
1:12 pm

DawginLex -

Hope you still have some furniture left to sit on or sleep on and you did not burn it all up after the game last night. Haverty’s and Rooms-To-Go will probably be doing quite well in KY for the next few weeks.

WDE

April 3rd, 2012
1:14 pm

@DawginLex remember if you play with reptiles you’ll end up with warts….and congrats on UK’s title..must have been a fun time in the Blue Grass state last night!

Who recruited the 34 here ?

April 3rd, 2012
1:17 pm

Mark Richt recruited the 34 here
Mark Richt gave the 34 Scholarship
Mark Richt expected all 34 to play vs Mizzou
Mark Richt did not expect all 34 to not play Mizzou
Mark Richt was given the credit for recruiting the 34
Mark Richt is the head coach
Mark Richt’s 34 scholarships are not here Mizzou
Mark Richt signed the 34 to scholarships
Mark Richt is in charge
Mark Richt is responsible
Mark Richt has no discipline
Mark Richt hasn’t beat SEC winning record team since KY 2007

AltamahaDawg

April 3rd, 2012
1:18 pm

Oh, come on now, Insider, you know you’ll put that G plate on the front of the Honda before September.

DawginLex

April 3rd, 2012
1:19 pm

Nah, it’s all good

The cops were just standing around mostly last night posing for pictures with the students

1% idiots
99% having harmless fun

Who recruited the 34 here ?

April 3rd, 2012
1:21 pm

Mark Richt recruited the Dream Team here
Mark Richt did not recruit the 34 here ?

slydog

April 3rd, 2012
1:29 pm

NEWSFLASH!!!: Richt is not off the hot seat. This guy’s bullseye is growing and growing. McGarity just got there and does not have enough cache to eject this dude, yet. Evans would have if he didn’t all of a sudden become stupid. I’m willing to bet Richt’s new contract (that’s right, no extension) has tougher benchmarks in them. Anew contract gives Georgia Athletics wiggle room in a “buyout” situation. Do you think Richt will survive if the next 5 years (which isn’t very long if you think about it) is anything like the past 5? How about the next 3 versus the past 3? Think about it.

DawginLex

April 3rd, 2012
1:35 pm

a player getting injured and leaving or a player not doing his classwork and flunking out is not richt’s fault

slydog

April 3rd, 2012
1:35 pm

@harold

Old man, Georgia has 4 National Titles, Saban has 3. Saban probably has more titles than 300 other schools who also play NCAA sanctioned College Football. So what’s your point. Saban has more titles than you, your mama, and your entire family combined. So again, what’s your point? Don’t mix facts with hyperbole.

Snoop Dawg

April 3rd, 2012
1:40 pm

DawginLex, can we find some common ground here and just blame him for half of them? That would be just 17 kids.

slydog

April 3rd, 2012
1:45 pm

Sorry, fellow alums, but placing 100% of the blame on the players and placing none on the head coach, especially on a team that tip toes on the margins performance and depth-wise, is wrong. There is a lack of cohesion, locker room leadership, and chemistry in this program. I won’t get into the debate about coaching philosophy, on field play calling, and in game adjustments. Just re-watch the games of all 11 years if you like. The evidence is there, in plain sight. Richt is a coach who requires superior players, natural born leaders, like Pollack, Greene, Shockley, Jones, Stinchcomb, etc. He can not develop talent or leaders as a head coach. Sure, he is a fine coach, and is probably one of the 10 most knowledegeble coaches in College Football. But Coach Richt is not the right man to lead Georgia to new and better heights. Only when the stable is almost already full (2001-2005).

DawginLex

April 3rd, 2012
1:46 pm

I blame him for a lot of things.

But blaming him for a blown out knee or a kid flunking out is just silly

Snoop Dawg

April 3rd, 2012
1:48 pm

The stable was full during 2001-1005 due to Jim Donnan.

DawginLex

April 3rd, 2012
1:48 pm

slydog

Shockley was Richt’s 1st recruit

And please don’t give me the “he won with someone else’s players crapola

Applies to basketball, not to football

DawginLex

April 3rd, 2012
1:50 pm

Who recruited the 2007 team?

Who hired BVG to coach the 2002 defense?

Who coached David Greene?

donnan never ran a single play in a real game with David Greene

DawginLex

April 3rd, 2012
1:51 pm

now, on the flip(blame) side

Who kept Willie around too long?
Who refuses to take the playcalling responsibilities back and truly take control of this team?
Spurrier fired HIS OWN SON and took back playcalling.

Why can’t Richt use his people skills and keep Bobo around as QB coach and take back playcalling?

Ringleader

April 3rd, 2012
1:52 pm

Bill King…………..So you did not expect the Dogs to prevail over LSU, what kind of a fair weather fan are you. Perhaps next time you stay at home and watch it on the tube.

The first half of the championship game went as I expected, the Dogs kicking and GATA. The second half meltdown and blow out by LSU was not what I expected, but it is what has become
customary under this coaching regime. Jim Donnan did not have these blow outs, and Donnan’s
teams did not falter in the fourth quarter.

And………….wait and see Mettenburger light it up. Ritch should have never dismissed him.

and, where is Jiggy Smaha?

slydog

April 3rd, 2012
1:52 pm

Take note: I didn’t say “fire” him. This is just a matter of what kind of program do we want: Exactly what we have now or a perrenial SEC championship contender and National title contender. The conference(s) is/are bigger, and the stakes are even higher and harder to reach. One has to ask, with all these recruiting successes, why the lack of depth or talent across the board?

slydog

April 3rd, 2012
2:03 pm

What exactly did the 2007 team accomplish? They didn’t deserve to play for the title, just like Alabama this year. They should not have lost those two games.Period. Especially with the talent he recruited. Just re-read my comment. I mentioned the exceptional recruiting. But again, what are those results versus 2001-2005? Even the 2005 team lost two games…lol. So let’s go with 2001-2004? How many of those players were headed to Georgia anyway? Shockley was a Georgia lock since he was an infant. His father was my football coach. Anyway, I’ve made my point.

WDE

April 3rd, 2012
2:04 pm

@Ringleader lets see a player assaults a female and then lies to the HC about it and in your world he stays on the team? Really?

ugakev

April 3rd, 2012
2:06 pm

Those taking shots at Obama on a sports blog are ignorant and behind the times. I don’t care if your a Georgia fan or not. Look at the polls..Romney is getting spanked and will in november. Live with it. Go Dawgs!

Who recruited the 34 here ?

April 3rd, 2012
2:06 pm

It is a Motley Crew of 34

Their Offenses here are multiple

Hardly are they guilty of getting injured

2 of them beat up little girls

9 of them failed drug tests and 3 more not named yet

5 of them Mark Richt gave Scholarships to flunked out before they got here

7 more of them flunked out after they got here

3 of them stole from their own teammates

1 of them stole and flunked drug test

6 of them are DUI

1 of them remained in dog house for dirty hits Tebow and G-Day game

The 3 years we didn’t have a RB, Mark Richt’s RB he signed instead, went to minor league baseball where he remains

1 of them could not even recite to the police when being arrested, his middle name (Lawrence) or his birthday (12/31/1990.)

1 of them Guilty of 2 counts of sexual battery

1 of them beat up his girl and stayed on the team, beat up the girl’s car later and then still stayed on the team, and then picked her up and slammed her to the floor at McWhorter Hall repeatedly before he then finally got kicked off.

Nah, I take it all back. None of this is Mark Richt’s fault.

Deport

April 3rd, 2012
2:08 pm

You ever think that CMR may not be Saban or Miles. ..no one ever even said he was… soo why are we still comparing him to them …CMR does many more good things than he does bad… but all you trolls wanna get rid of him soooo bad .. please start naming a coach who could replace him right now?… im waiting ???

"Richt has no discipline"

April 3rd, 2012
2:08 pm

Says one poster. You obviously have not checked out the drug testing policy at UGA. 10 SEC schools have weak, lenient drug policies where you get a freebie get out of jail free card and basically no one knows about it. Compare that to UGA, where the first failure results in game suspension. How many schools do you know that would test immediately after spring break? Probably zero in the SEC. RIcht can be criticized for a number of things, but this is not one of them. Let’s see if any of our SEC brethren decide to man up and follow UGA’s and UK’s lead in this area. Personally, I am not holding my breath on that one.

LHardingDawg

April 3rd, 2012
2:10 pm

I don’t know if “hot seat” is the correct word. Personally everything looks to be a very competitive season. Coach Richt and Grantham have new contracts, we have a stable of new players coming in this Spring and Summer, and some very fine older veterans that know the system. Plus we seem to have capable backups at every position. It seems to be the type of off season that would make everybody happy. Except, of course, the haters. And I could care less what they think or write.

A Father

April 3rd, 2012
2:13 pm

Bill King, you man enough to write about the no contract extensions to date:

Mark Richt will be paid over 5 million during the year 2013. Mark Richt is not about to sign the contract that McGarity has offered, nor would anyone else. I am glad the contract will not be signed but for selfish reasons, I want Richt gone. You koolaid Richt supporters are to dumb to even know when your HC clown is being run out of Athens.

Todd Grantham will not sign because he wants huge sums of guaranteed money but McGarity has screwed this up also which is not good. Todd Grantham will no longer be at Georgia after 2012 season. Georgia defensive recruits of 2012 and 2013 have and are being lied too. Look for Tray Matthews to be at Alabama A day game. Look for Vandy to pull a shocker if things continue.

Dont get mad at the messagers: Georgia football from top to bottom is a mess!!!

Who recruited the 34 here ?

April 3rd, 2012
2:14 pm

“Shockley was Richt’s 1st recruit”
__________________________
Surely, even you see the folly of that statement, right ?

DJ Shockley, Mark Richt gets credit TODAY for recruiting here, according to you.

But, Mark Richt gets NONE of the blame for 34 NO DISCIPLINE ESCORTED OUT OF THE PROGRAM ?

What is good for the goose, is good for the gander.

Mark Richt gets credit for recruiting DJ Shockley then he gets the BLAME for the 34 Scholarships he WASTED, leaving us with 57 scholarships today and 16 coming in for 73 toward his 85-man limit, when MARK RICHT SIGNED 109.

Who recruited the 34 here ?

April 3rd, 2012
2:18 pm

“Who recruited the 2007 team?”
__________________________
You weren’t on the debate team, were you ?

Not thinking of going into the legal profession, either ?

Let me get this straight. Mark Richt gets credit for recruiting the 2007 team, but is not to blame for the 34 scholarships he recruited here and who none of the 34 will play vs. Mizzou.

I don’t know what to tell you DawginLex; that is wholly by itself the most ludicrous argument ever in the history of mankind.

slydog

April 3rd, 2012
2:21 pm

Just how many veterans are coming back now? Just how many young ones, especially in the secondary, are coming back? Whew, guess I’m a hater or a realist. Another mediocre 10-4 with about as manageable a schedule as you can get. Well, at least it’s a very sunny day.

UGADawg83

April 3rd, 2012
2:24 pm

Here we go again Bill–you just love to throw the bait out there to spur on the negative talk. I thought you were supposed to write from the fan’s point of view. With columns such as this its hard to tell that you are a Georgia FAN!

WHopper Dawg

April 3rd, 2012
2:24 pm

Come on folks, you just need to adjust your expectations to the reality of the situation under richie.

Be happy with one of the Florida bowls, the Peach, Gator or Music City and you will be happy most years.

To expect anything else is setting yourself up for disappointment. The fault is not richie’s, it is your unrealistic expectations.

slydog

April 3rd, 2012
2:32 pm

@WHopper Dawg

You my friend, are absolutely correct. Georgia just does not have a national championship infrastructure nor mindset. But I thought Donnan was fired and Richt was hired to take the program to newer heights and national championships. That’s the reason for all the hype and disappointment. Especially when one sees the recruiting classes. But, you’re right. I can no longer get upset about the results, because apparently, the only “fan” is the one who’s just glad to go to the games and get drunk, instead of win.

Without Hershel, UGA is just like Vandy except without the education

April 3rd, 2012
2:33 pm

It is encouraging to see some of the UGA fans on here dealing with reality. A FATHER is correct; Richt will be gone after this year and either Grantham is the new HC or he is on the the NFL. Remember, Grantham tried to stab the Brown’s HC in the back and that is why he was fired as the DC from the Browns. Not so sure Grantham is a great coach either. How did is D do against teams with a winning record and that collapse against Mich St by the UGA D was embarrassing.

slydog

April 3rd, 2012
2:34 pm

If all College Football fans are supposed to be positive, then teams would go 1-11 every year and give anybody a scholarship.

slydog

April 3rd, 2012
2:38 pm

I don’t blame any of the defensive collapses, except Boise St., on Grantham. If the dam offense could provide some sort of spark and execute and perform and adjust and, oh loawd!!!, whatever else they need to do….lol. Not drop touchdown passes, not throw second half interceptions. Not give up 4th quarter sacks. A power running game of some sort would be nice too.

ga gator

April 3rd, 2012
2:40 pm

I agree with your points slydog.

Who recruited the 34 here ?

April 3rd, 2012
2:41 pm

WDE April 3rd, 2012 2:04 pm

“@Ringleader lets see a player assaults a female and then lies to the HC about it and in your world he stays on the team? Really?”
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Mark Richt allowed his STARTER Montez Robinson to beat up a female. He stayed on the team. Mark Richt let Montez Robinson beat up a female’s car, and for all of that he was just suspended one game. Then, Mark Richt let Montez Robinson beat up the little coed a student in good standing at UGA a 3rd time, this time repeatedly picking her up above his head and slamming her to the floor of McWhorter Hall. All 3 times he was arrested. 1 game suspension total. Then, Mark Richt went to the jail and kicked him off the team.

WDE, sorry if I miss this logic, but you said Mark Richt should have done what to Zach Mettenberger a back-up NOT HIS STARTER who did what ? Mark Richt did what to him ? Now, he is the Starting QB on # 2 team in the nation.

SSIgator

April 3rd, 2012
2:42 pm

Who recruited the 34 here ? -

“I don’t know what to tell you DawginLex; that is wholly by itself the most ludicrous argument ever in the history of mankind.”

Now, now. Don’t be critical of DawginLex. He knows everything. Don’t try to muddy the water with facts. And if you didn’t know that fact, he will be glad to tell you. Next thing you know he will start calling you names and telling you he will report you to Bill King if you don’t agree with him. Or, worse yet, he will call an emergency session of the KoolAid Club and the members will issue a mandate declaring that all who do not agree with their line of thinking, forever be banished from all UGA blog sites.

bham dawg

April 3rd, 2012
2:43 pm

@A Father… you post the same thing over and over. day after day. nothing you ever say comes to fruition. You are nothing but a lonely old man trying to get a rise out of people. Hint: if you want to get a rise out of people on this blog post something of substance that actually has legs, not just your stupid opinions.

Hal

April 3rd, 2012
2:45 pm

yeah, 10-2 regular season… yea we ran into a buzz saw in the SEC CG and once John Jenkins left the bowl game, (don’t forger Kwame missed the game) we fell apart defensively and lost to MSU. Keep in mind, Grantham’s D is predicated on the nose guard… all 3-4s are. We didn’t have one in the second half essentially and we suddenly looked much more like the 2010 defense than the 2011 we’d seen all year long but I digress… we were 10-2… we’re usually 10-2 or somewhere there abouts. He has a 74% winning percentage (better than Dooley at this point), and averages 9.6 wins per year with one loser… by the way, Dooley had 3 losing seasons in the 70’s if I’m not mistaken and 2 other .500 seasons, but he’s got a bronze statue. Yes 27 other teams posted 10 win seasons… wow out of 120, and you said my point is weak? How many of those 27 played in the SEC? Four outside UGA. We’re looking up right now at LSU and Bama no doubt… but there’s only one Saban and his candle will burn out soon enough. And we’ll be looking down at them again, from both wins and losses and the probable NCAA investigation he’ll leave behind.

Ga/Fl.Stillman dog

April 3rd, 2012
2:45 pm

He should be fired after this season. If not, then it goes to show that the Sate of Georgia and the University loves to pay for mediocre coaching and a coach who is not up to date with the new schemes. His philosophy is outdated. Y u think Bobby Bowden stated he doesn’t know the X’ and O’s anymore. The game has passed him and Richt by. Go DAWGS!!! Fire CMR……. PLEASE

WHO DO WE HIRE ? How about ANY of these ?

April 3rd, 2012
2:47 pm

Winning Percentage after 2005

2005 season was 8 yrs ago now this up-coming 2012 season

01. .9240 at 73-06 Boise State
02. .8461 at 66-12 TCU
03. .8000 at 64-16 LSU
04. .7922 at 61-16 Southern Cal
05. .7804 at 64-18 Oklahoma
06. .7777 at 63-18 Florida
07. .7692 at 50-15 Ohio State
08. .7692 at 60-18 BYU
09. .7682 at 63-19 Virginia Tech
10. .7594 at 60-19 Oregon
11. .7594 at 60-19 Wisconsin
12. .7564 at 59-19 West Virginia
13. .7435 at 58-20 Texas
14. .7435 at 58-20 Utah
15. .7246 at 50-19 Alabama
16. .7179 at 56-22 Penn State
17. .7051 at 55-23 Auburn
18. .7051 at 55-23 Oklahoma State
19. .7051 at 55-23 Cincinnati
20. .7000 at 56-24 Missouri
21. .6835 at 54-25 Georgia Mark Richt # 6 of 2012 SEC teams

# 5 team in all polls in just SEC 2011, again

bham dawg

April 3rd, 2012
2:48 pm

@Who recruited the 34… Zach Mettenburger was kicked off the team after spring practice. Coming out of spring there was not a starter named and he was giving murray all he could handle in the qb competition. Many people actually thought that Mettenburger had out performed Murray in the spring and he could have very well been the starter. Once Mettenburger was kicked off the team Murray was the clear option. So you are wrong troll.

WDE

April 3rd, 2012
2:48 pm

@Who recruited the 34 here ? You are a silly silly man..Montez deserved to be kicked off period…and so did Mett..Mett was kicked off for the first offense because he lied to his coach…are you saying that Mett should have been left on the team?

bham dawg

April 3rd, 2012
2:52 pm

@Who do we hire?… if you are going to compare wins and losses don’t you think you should include the whole coaching tenure instead of just the years the convenience you and your argument. If you did you would see the Richt is much higher on the win loss record among active coaches.

bham dawg

April 3rd, 2012
2:53 pm

@Who do we hire… and considering the best coach in college football sits at 15 on your list your argument is just stupid.

The haters of the program have NO EXPECTATIONS and do not go to the games slydog

April 3rd, 2012
2:58 pm

“But I thought Donnan was fired and Richt was hired to take the program to newer heights and national championships.”

“I can no longer get upset about the results, because apparently, the only “fan” is the one who’s just glad to go to the games and get drunk, instead of win.”
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slydog, you’re right about Jim Donnan being fired for losing 19 games in his 5 years here. Mark Richt has lost 21 games in his last 5 years here.

And, as for the fan who calls 150 posters such as yourself “HATERS” repeatedly I have had them each admit :

(1) They criticize the players
(2) They criticize Mark Richt
(3) They do NOT go to the games
(4) They still think they are better fans than us
(5) Do as they SAY not as they DO

Oh, my Heavens, just who in the world could we hire who :
-would not lose 9 of last 10 vs 10-win opponents
-would not lose last 9 in row vs team made top 25
-would not lose last 7 in a row vs teams made top 10
-would not lose last 9 in a row to SEC winning record teams

Oh, dearie, I just cannot imagine who we might possibly hire who could do WORSE than this and have 34 gone he gave scholarships to for BAD PRESS by them so that they are NOT here to play vs Mizzou.

By the way, Mizzou is 1 of the 21 programs doing better than Mark Richt after 2005. And, 2005 by the way was 8 seasons ago now this up-coming 2012 season.

Big Crimson 75

April 3rd, 2012
2:59 pm

@Who do we hire… and considering the best coach in college football sits at 15 on your list your argument is just stupid.
———————————————————————————————————————————-

Wow! An agreement between the 2 of us. Doesn’t happen often. The Apocalypse is near!!

WDE

April 3rd, 2012
3:07 pm

@Big Crimson 75 starting looking for lions laying down with lambs….I agree with you too…

bham dawg

April 3rd, 2012
3:08 pm

@Big C 75… haha yea man crazy huh? I have always said that saban is the best coach in the country. Do i like him? No. Do i think he is the cleanest coach in the country? Absolutely not. But he is one hell of a coach and a recruiter and you can’t take that away from him.

7576DAWG

April 3rd, 2012
3:13 pm

CMR says he will not over sign because it is not fair to the recruit to pull a scholarship after he has committed, like you see some other programs doing. My question is how many scholarship players have we had every year at Georgia for the last 10 years, and you can’t count walk on’s that would have never even come close to signing an earned scholarship because of talent. My guess is we average only 75 to 80 every year and only a fool would not over sign at least a few players. I know you never know how many kids are going to come in early and you will need the scholarship then but you have a pretty good idea how many of the commits are trying to get their high school requirements finished early so they can start in January of the year they sign.
The point is we don’t use common sense or intelligence when we know Georgia is going to lose 2 or 3 every year for getting into trouble too much, we are going to lose 2 or 3 every year because of lack of playing time and we are going to lose 2 or 3 EVERY year because the player decides to go Pro early.
We need to sign at least 30 this year if not more and stop this obsession that Mark Right has about being afraid to tell a player even though he committed months ago Georgia has to pull his scholarship offer because none are available because we over signed. Georgia actually over signing is about as likely as someone winning the lottery, it ain’t going to happen. MCGARITY NEEDS TO MAKE RICHT END UP WITH 85 SCHOLARSHIP PLAYERS EVERY YEAR BY AUGUST OR WITHIN 2 OR 3 OF THAT NUMBER AND STOP SELF HANDICAPPING OURSELVES.

Hal

April 3rd, 2012
3:18 pm

again… you guys are what takes the fun out of college football. I could sit here all day long and make any stat or number mean whatever I needed it to to fit my agenda. Bottom line is this, we have a hell of a team, University, and yes- Head Coach. Saban will almost certainly win more championships than Mark will. But obviously few if any of you morons have sons… if you did you’d understand. I wouldn’t send my son, I wouldn’t allow my son to play for a man who treats boys like a meat farm. Who would you all send you son to play for? If Mark is not in your top 3, then you”re a complete fool. A fool, period. This is a free country, you’re welcomed and encouraged to go fair weather some other program.

SSIgator

April 3rd, 2012
3:21 pm

“remember the preseason No. 1 in in 2008″

Yeah, we sure do. Markie looked so cute dressed in all black at his presser before the Alabama game that year. Obviously he was getting a jump on the correct mourning attire for after the game. What was it? 31-0 at the half or somthing like that? No wonder UGA doesn’t want another piece of that any time soon.

Hal

April 3rd, 2012
3:24 pm

@ssigator… see what I mean. You can distort a number to mean anything. Why not post the final score? Because, it would illustrate that the game actually turned and became pretty d*mn good and would take the teeth from your post… 42-31 was the score… they play four quarters.

Big Crimson 75

April 3rd, 2012
3:24 pm

bham — He does something right. I’m not always sure what it is, but it’s something. You think I was rooting for the guy when he wore purple & gold?…. or is that yellow?

kerryb

April 3rd, 2012
3:27 pm

What may be a blessing in disguise with these suspensions is moving Mitchell to CB where I think he will soon be the best in the country. I think he and Swann will be alright in the secondary and I hear that Corey Moore has really come on at Safety. The loss of Ogletree doesn’t hurt that bad because we saw last year what players Amarlo Herrera and Mike Gilliard are. The defense will be okay in the first few games.

WDE

April 3rd, 2012
3:28 pm

@SSIgator tell you what else was “cute” the shade of blue that Mussy turned last year every time Richard Samuel ran over another gator defender…yep that was high dollar cute..

a fair comment, well deserved it is

April 3rd, 2012
3:32 pm

Last year was Murray’s THIRD in the UGA program and system. He was STILL TOO EMOTIONAL in BIG GAMES and that COST UGA two or three games. He fumbled away a TD pick up and threw one quick 6 pic TD vs SC and he stumbled and threw quick 6 pic vs Michigan State and choked vs LSU. Another quick 6 pic vs LSU.

In the OLE MISS game I also believe that he threw a quick 6 pic TD and the entire team laid down on special teams for that game and vs Vandy.

Murray simply is way too emotional to win big. This is his FOURTH year folks, so he had better shine big time or he will be replaced. THIS YEAR the pressure IS ON Aaron Murray and it ought to be. He has nothing but EMPTY TD/PASSING stats.

I really do not think that the overall team responds to his style or his leadership. He is always in sort of a nice guy cloud.
UGA man, class of 71 & 73

funniest post of all time

April 3rd, 2012
3:46 pm

“If the offense could provide some sort of spark and execute and perform and adjust and, Not drop touchdown passes, not throw second half interceptions. Not give up 4th quarter sacks. A power running game of some sort would be nice too.”
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How about we just start from scratch on offense and get rid of all the offensive coaching staff, open all positions to anyone wanting to try their hand at offense, and the only caveat be that if two wearing jersey # 1, the guy who did better last year gets it and the other can either not play offense, take a hike – that the new offensive staff can’t be bothered to figure out what personnel to use based upon jersey numbers in addition.

Hutson Mason, you out there ?

Christian LeMay, ready ?

Burma Shave

April 3rd, 2012
3:46 pm

All of Richt’s dream team
Will soon be in jail
We wonder who
Will pay their bail

BURMA SHAVE

POSITIVE POSTS ONLY PLEASE

April 3rd, 2012
3:51 pm

31 to 42, was that supposed to be good, or what ?

We started out # 1 preseason every single solitary poll 2008.

21 guys that night after AP Poll # 1, all went out and got drunk. Barroom brawl. A hospital got beat up by one of the players. Let’s see Fulmer Cup National Championship. Played 3 teams that season who were any good who beat anyone who made any top 25 poll. All 3 of those games, gave up 31, 29 and 42 consecutive points. Florida players actually politely like a little ole lady clapped their hands when we finally scored. Ended up # 13 in the AP Poll; and, had we started out # 13, we would have dropped 13 places and ended up not making the AP Poll Top 25.

2008 ?

You got some POSITIVE SPIN for 2008 ?

Not with me sitting here reminding you.

Remember all this ?

SSIgator

April 3rd, 2012
3:52 pm

Hal -

“they play four quarters”

Uh Hal, no they don’t. Check out the LSU, MSU, Boise, etc. game scores and stats from last year. Nice try though.

AAA Athens Bail Bonds R Us

April 3rd, 2012
3:53 pm

The UGA athletic office usually puts up the bail, even though that’s against the NCAA rules.

Derek

April 3rd, 2012
3:53 pm

Richt has never been in the hot seat. All stirred up stuff by pseudo fans and AJC media. UGA has been and remains committed to Richt.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

April 3rd, 2012
3:56 pm

12 months of fire Richt talk makes these blogs very cumbersome. The negative news that seemingly knows no end only ads fuel to the fire. For Richt to completely flip the conversation he needs to play for the SEC Title against Bama. Beat Bama, play for the MNC and if not win it be very damn competitive. That is the only way it flips the conversation.

WDE

April 3rd, 2012
4:02 pm

@SSIgator we damn sure played 4 quarters vs the gators last year didn’t we?

Newman

April 3rd, 2012
4:06 pm

Just keep lovin’ em.

POSITIVE POSTS ONLY PLEASE

April 3rd, 2012
4:06 pm

WDE April 3rd, 2012 2:48 pm

“@Who recruited the 34 here ? You are a silly silly man..Montez deserved to be kicked off period…and so did Mett..Mett was kicked off for the first offense because he lied to his coach…are you saying that Mett should have been left on the team?”
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(1) So, what you are saying is Mark Richt recruited these 2.
(2) Mark Richt should not have recruited these 2.
(3) Mark Richt culled his roster
(4) Mark Richt got rid of 2 undesirables
(5) Mark Richt is to blame for these 2 of the 34
(6) How many others of the 34 is Mark Richt responsible for ?

Just the ones who abuse little girls ?

So, that would include also then, right, Brandon Boykin who plead guilty too, just like these 2 did of abusing little girls.

POSITIVE POSTS ONLY PLEASE

April 3rd, 2012
4:08 pm

Sanders Commings cornerback plead guilty abusing the little girl Typo

Natureboy809

April 3rd, 2012
4:17 pm

On HUGE different between this year and 2008: We have Todd Grantham instead of Willie Martinez.

POSITIVE POSTS ONLY PLEASE

April 3rd, 2012
4:22 pm

Well, Mark Richt sure has not flipped the conversation losing to 9 teams in a row who made top 25, made top 10, won 10-games, and had a winning SEC season.

Now, what is this that you asked me who to hire and I listed the

Current 6-Year Results

Nick Saban is on the list.

So are 21 other schools who did better than Mark Richt the

CURRENT 6-YEAR PERIOD.

And, you want me to go back to what ?

2002 ?

2002 season was now this up-coming season, 11 years ago.

That is more relevant that what he did, not with Jim Donnan recruits his 2nd year here, but with his own recruits who have been arrested, suspended, kicked off the team and just failed to meet Mark Richt’s standards – in other words he culled his roster, just as you accuse Nick Saban of doing.

As for

7576DAWG

The answer is 109.

Mark Richt has given signed scholarships to 109 for this 2012 season toward his 85-man limit.

Over-Signed by 24 7576DAWG to answer your question, sir.

The only problem with that, is that he culled his roster just like the HATERS of this program lovers of Mark Richt the man, accuse Nick Saban of doing.

34 gone who should have played Mizzou who will not.

I have an idea, why don’t we hire a guy who hasn’t beat a winning SEC team in 9 straight games, hasn’t beat a team who made top 25 9 straight games, hasn’t beat a team who made top 10 7 straight times, has beat 1 of the last 10 teams he played who had 10-win seasons, has 34 arrested, kicked-off, suspended, or otherwise deemed by YOU HATERS OF THIS PROGRAM lovers of Mark Richt, as undesirables.

But, it isn’t his fault.

Nah, nothing like that.

It’s only his PRIMARY JOB DESCRIPTION both players actions and losses.

POSITIVE POSTS ONLY PLEASE

April 3rd, 2012
4:29 pm

“On HUGE different between this year and 2008: We have Todd Grantham instead of Willie Martinez.”
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Giving up 29, 31 and 42 consecutive points vs the only 3 teams we played who beat a team who made top 25, is not just the fault of the defense, as I pointed out in 2008 in here at the time. We still have the same OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR, Mike Bobo. Mike Bobo in 2008 had Knowshon Moreno for all 3 of these games and he gave him the ball a grand total of 17 times each of the 3 games. With Knowshon Moreno 2008, therefore this offensive guru, had us

# 56 in the nation rushing 2008 with Knowshon Moreno

Mike Bobo

This is not the fault of Willie Martinez only, it is also Mike Bobo when teams score 29, 31 and 42 consecutive points.

slydog

April 3rd, 2012
4:30 pm

Let me be clear: As stated before, I’m not calling for the firing of CMR. I would rather send my son to Georgia than Alabama for the obvious reasons, unless football is his first priority (can’t help that sometimes). 10-4 doesn’t bother me. 10-4 bothers me when you are just as talented as the best teams on your schedule yet you fold at each and every opportunity. 10-4, 8-5, 6-7, bothers me when you lose 34 scholarship players, especially at key positions, for various reasons, half due to discipline and lack of team chemistry and leadership. 11-3 bothers me when your down 31-0 in Athens and you were the pre-season #1. 3-8 against Florida bothers me when half of the games are not even competitive and the players give up and are embarrassed. And these idiots continue to play the game in Jacksonville every year. Georgia does not have to win a National Title IF, IF, IF, they were graduating 80-90% of their players within 5 years. Domestic violence, sexual battery, and marijuana pot smoking was not seen as the norm. It’s almost as if the entire fanbase expects these events to occur and is almost numb to it. Players who have average careers at Georgia but go on to productive careers in the NFL. No locker room leaders developed since 2005. Being second tier doesn’t bother me, as long as Georgia is doing justice for these young men.

Ed

April 3rd, 2012
4:42 pm

Well put Bill, but I would add that Richt’s seat is still a little warm. If disaster strikes and we see something similar to 2010, he could be gone. With this defense I don’t see that happening, but who knows.

Joey

April 3rd, 2012
4:50 pm

“I support CMR, but 2012 is really a “put up or shut up” year for this program. I don’t think anything less than a close loss in the Dome is acceptable”
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Say what, Dawg Haus?

The magical, mystical 10-Win season happened in ‘11, and Richt got extended for a total of 5 seasons. He’s here to stay.

His AD thinks he is the best thing since sliced bread . . .

A Father

April 3rd, 2012
4:52 pm

M Mitchell at corner, we really have no idea how good he is, we do not have a top recvr group nor do we have a qb in murray that can throw good enough for us to get true picture in spring. I hope he turns out to be great at corner. GA has yet to prove they even belong in the conversation with AL, ARK, LSU, South Carolina. Until the defense slows a top team down for 4 quarters we dont know for sure if TG is that good. TG looking to prove himself. 5 Teams last year wore our defense out.

Sanders Commings should be off the team as well as Brandon Smith. Rambo should get the full published punishment of 6 games. Continued acceptance of this discipline problem is enough to get Mark Richt fired.

Ed

April 3rd, 2012
4:56 pm

“The better the SEC gets, the more Richt gets left behind. Also, are you really going to compare the Tennessee of Donnan’s days to the Tennessee of Richt’s days? That is pretty uneven to say the least.”

Have to mostly agree with GTBob on this one. He left out the fact that Georgia tied for the best regular season record in the SEC in ‘07 (and was probably the best of the bunch by season’s end), but other than that, we’ve been second tier since the SEC began its title run in ‘06. We kind of lost our manhood from ‘08 – ‘10, and the second half against LSU in the SECCG had that old familiar feeling of being overmatched against the best. And truth be told, most of the Tenn. teams that Richt has faced don’t compare to the 90s versions that competed for conference and national titles on a regular basis.

Fact is, some of the best teams in the SEC were down during Richt’s first 5 seasons. The fact that Georgia elevated itself during that time and won two titles is nice, but it’s time to find out what kind of team we are going to be; a good team that feasts on inferior competition but can’t compete with the best, or a great team that has at least an equal shot beating teams like Alabama and LSU, and UF when they’re having a good year. This year will be very telling.

Lagdawg

April 3rd, 2012
4:58 pm

Personally I vote for Grantham to be the HC. The team still needs new leadership. If anything was going to change, the offense would have been overhauled and a new RC would have been brought aboard.

The Dude76

April 3rd, 2012
5:00 pm

To have not beat since 2007: Are you terrible at math or what? I mean, I agree with your points that Richt is not a GREAT coach and will never lead us to the levels of a Nick Saban or Les Miles, and needs to be fired immediately. You make yourself look terribly bad when you say things like Florida has “3 NC’s in a dozen years”, when they have 2. Then you say “LSU has 2 NC’s” and in reality they only have one. I don’t know what the Auburn thing you said about “they have one and some poll will give them one”, but they only have ONE, and the NCAA is still investigating them, so it may get yanked on down the line. I agree with you about Richt, but it takes alot of hardwork, a lot of fortunate bounces, alot of poll support, the perfect season, and a bit of luck to even sniff the National Championship game. Georgia had a chance in 2007, and also 2002- One bad loss in each of those years cost us a shot. I think now that we have Grantham locked up for 3 more years, we will definately be in the SEC championship game in at least 2 of them, and if we win that, we are pretty much in the NC game. I just don’t see us beating Saban or Miles right now, it is tough that we play in the SEC, because I honestly believe because of Grantham’s defense, UGA could run the table in just about any other conference.

POSITIVE POSTS ONLY PLEASE

April 3rd, 2012
5:06 pm

No, Ed, next year will be telling 2013, not 2012 with the defense all gone after 2012 – losing 12 players all 12 who were already or will be this season starters.

POSITIVE POSTS ONLY PLEASE

April 3rd, 2012
5:06 pm

Also, 2013 we play Alabama and LSU.

That’s 2 losses.

I don’t have to wait to see how those turn out.

POSITIVE POSTS ONLY PLEASE

April 3rd, 2012
5:15 pm

DUDE76,

Horse manure.

Florida won a NC in 1996, in case you forgot with Oklahoma head coach then Steve Spurrier’s Defensive Coordinator Bob Stoops, then Florida won 2 more when GPOE was on the team; LSU has 2 NC one with Nick Saban and with Les Miles. Alabama has 2. And, for grins the vols won one in 1998. Additionally, Auburn has already been investigated and found clean and so was Cam Newton. Auburn has 1 NC, and Southern California had to VACATE the 2003 season Auburn was 13-0 and # 2. Show what you don’t know about the polls, son, all in one really poor post by you. I have seen many of these polls redo their polls over time and assign a NC to 3 Vince Dooley teams, for example. Auburn well could end up NC in one of the polls not too distant from now. Who else gets USC’s 2003 ? Auburn is the ONLY CHOICE. All it takes is one guy doing his poll to say, I chose Auburn.

NTL CHAMPS DURING MARK RICHT ERA :

11 Nick Saban AL CMR 10-4 Lost Outback bowl
10 Gene Chizik AU CMR 6-7 Lost UCF Liberty bowl
09 Nick Saban AL CMR 8-5 played in Shreveport
08 Urb an Me yer FL CMR 10-3 CapitalOne bowl
07 Les Miles LSU CMR 11-2 played # 19 Hawai’i bowl
06 Urb an Me yer FL CMR 9-4 played Chick-fil-A bowl
05 Mack Brown TX CMR 10-3 Lost W.Virginia in bowl
04 Pete Carroll USC CMR 10-2 played Outback bowl
03 Pete Carroll USC CMR 11-3 played CapitalOne
02 Jim Tressel OSU CMR 13-1 played 9-5 FSU bowl
01 Larry Coker Miami CMR 8-4 Lost Boston College

If Mark Richt stopped too fast, you’d have brown all over your nose. The facts are that 2007 LSU beat 2 teams who made top 10 and Mark Richt beat -0- teams who made top 10 and not only that but South Carolina was 6-6 in 2007 not even in a bowl game and whooped Mark Richt.

Joey

April 3rd, 2012
5:20 pm

“5 Teams last year wore our defense out. ”
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Name those teams, A Father.

LSU got a whopping 237 yds and 24 points vs Granthams D. Spurrier got 24, including a 3 yd drive from a turnover. Boise probably had the best game vs the D, but we had no Rambo, and no Ogletree (after the 1st Q), and Bobo’s O went 3-and-out seven times after midway through the 2nd quarter, some of which were in the hurry up offense.

Go back through the games one by one – the D saved Richt’s job. Even Ole Miss, Miss State, Vandy, UT, UF, UK all had a shot to beat us, but the D held them off.

Atlanta87

April 3rd, 2012
5:21 pm

I just love that picture of Richt and his grin. You know he is laughing inside thinking “I haven’t done anything of any significance here in 6 years and you pay me millions of dollars. All I have to do is beat Georgia Tech 10 out of 11 years and you pay me millions of dollars. My players constantly get arrested as well as do drugs and you pay me millions of dollars. Haha, man I have a pretty sweet gig here. I can probably go 10-3 next year as long as I beat Florida and Georgia Tech and you will still pay me millions of dollars.” Go Dawgs!

DawginLex

April 3rd, 2012
5:25 pm

Debate me bulldawg?

I would get into a battle of wits with you but I would be facing an unarmed opponent

Charlie Hayes

April 3rd, 2012
5:29 pm

CMR thrives when his back is against the wall. The D players that are suspended has put his back against the wall this year and he will come put smilin like a mule eaten briers! Just wait, UGA will go 11-1 in regular season play and will face Bama or Arkansas in the SEC Champ Game. Its gonna be a fun one this year! Go Dawgs!

Joey

April 3rd, 2012
5:30 pm

“Georgia had a chance in 2007, and also 2002- One bad loss in each of those years cost us a shot.”
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That’s kinda the point, isn’t it Dude?

Even Richt’s most talented teams ALWAYS lose a game they shouldn’t – ‘02 Richt got beat by Zook’s pitiful UF team; ‘07 SC and UT both upset UGA.

Snoop Dawg

April 3rd, 2012
5:33 pm

DawginLex, you have less wits than a domestic animal. You have continually demonstrated your predicament in public on these blogs over the past couple of years. It is public knowledge.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

April 3rd, 2012
5:33 pm

Lexdoggie should be in the obama admin! Take Richt’s buyout down to 1 million and extend for 5 years. If he can’t control the dogs better than in the past nor win big games then fire his weak ash! Kirby is the guy you need to hire and forget the he hasn’t done this or that at Alabama. Kirby is ready for the big seat and would be great at UGA for he wil lockdown the borders and remove the trash from the program in a heartbeat. Stop making excuses for Richt and spare us all the Amen sideshow. I love the posters stating they would prefer their son play for Richt vs Saban! Give me a damn break. When your son left Alabama he would understand the rules of life and you will have to earn what you get in life instead of the BS let everyone play two innings and lets all hold JimmyBob’s hand.

Snoop Dawg

April 3rd, 2012
5:34 pm

They’ve always got a reason why Richt didn’t win…

Snoop Dawg

April 3rd, 2012
5:36 pm

Seems like the parents of the very top players vote for their kids to play under Saban, not Richt. Even in Georgia. Everyone likes a winner. Richt is a loser.

Joey

April 3rd, 2012
5:39 pm

Charlie Hayes, did Richt “thrive” in ‘11? He lost 4 games – 2 badly. He beat 10 teams he was favored over.

Charlie, when last did Richt out-coach another coach? PJ in ‘09? Maybe, but we still had more talent.

Waiting . . .

East Repeat

April 3rd, 2012
5:40 pm

“Georgia outplayed Southcarolina, even in Steve Spurrier’s estimation, …” the most popular words ever uttered by CSS to UGA fans. You will see this quote referenced over and over on ajc blogs. I hope Spurrier says the same thing this year after similar results. Nah, I am ready for SC to blow doors off UGA just to totally establish superiority. Gonna be good!

DawginLex

April 3rd, 2012
5:41 pm

snoop idiot, the fact you are defending bulldawg speaks volumes about your brain capacity

#DIMWIT

A Father

April 3rd, 2012
5:42 pm

those five teams kicked our defense in the face. USC was running up and down the field towards the end of the game. Boise ST killed us. Vandy up and down second half. LSU, just knock our dk in the ground second half, mich st wore us out second half.

Our defense and TG are still very suspect, we have to see how the team plays the first 6 games of 2012.

Please, 10 – 4 with our 2011 schedule was not that good. I just understand all the hype by our fans.

DB are weak and no depth
LB have zero depth
DL should be ok but again, not much depth

OL is worse than last year
TE not very good 2011, worse this year
WR hope they improve alot from 2011
RB should have some depth but how good yet to see
QB weakest part of our team for the FOURTH STRAIGHT YEAR

OFFENSIVE COACHES: MB, MR, WF VERY WEAK
DEFENSIVE COACHES: TG, SL 2012 FOR PROOF,
RG – A WASTE

Old Dawg

April 3rd, 2012
5:56 pm

In all the comments about the number of players leaving the UGA program, no one mentioned that these are college students. And like most college students, they really don’t know what they want to do when they sign with a school or what their playing career will be. So, like many other students they drop out, transfer or change their minds and quit playing football.

Next, while it’s true that UGA hasn’t won a national championship under Richt, if you check the records of former great coaches – Dooley, Schembechler, Paterno, Bowden, Osborne and Hayes – the number of national titles won is limited, especially Michigan’s Schembechler who never won a title but is considered an icon in the mid-west. Schembechler and Hayes’ bowl records were terrible, and Dooley had limited success in post-season play.

I have no idea if CMR will ever win a national championship, and neither does anyone else. What I do know is that a lot of people are more than jealous of the success of other SEC teams when, in reality, the majority of Division I teams would love to have the on the field and fund-raising success Georgia has enjoyed during Richt’s time in Athens.

Like everyone else, I get upset when Georgia loses but it doesn’t ruin my day or life. If and when UGA wins another national title I’ll really enjoy it. But it won’t define who I am.

I guess what I’m asking is for everyone to have a little bit of perspective. Like many things in life, it can go a long way to making our lives a balanced and more enjoyable.

Atlanta87

April 3rd, 2012
5:59 pm

Slow clap, start to get faster, faster, faster, until it gets to a roaring applause!! Whistles loudly and cheers!

five year contract was a mistake

April 3rd, 2012
6:03 pm

look at the history….when the SEC is soft, mark richt wins.
when the SEC is strong….mark richt doesn’t win….or can’t beat the best in the SEC.

so tired of this broken record…..

BigDaddy

April 3rd, 2012
6:07 pm

If Nicky Satan didn’t oversign, he would be missing a couple titles. Bama fans can’t worship God, because they couldn’t elevate him past old Satan.

TheTruthHurts

April 3rd, 2012
6:16 pm

No matter what any UGA fan may say about Saban or Calipari(sp?), they’re winners. Richt….a mediocrity at best and a loser at worst. I will be willing to bet that he won’t even back into the SEC East this season. Lightning doesn’t strike twice.

AltamahaDawg

April 3rd, 2012
6:35 pm

Does anybody doubt that BuLLdawg:

1. Is not happy with our starting QB’s performance in bigger games?

2. Would like Mark Richt to increase his winning percentage, particularly against ranked teams?

No? Great. We are done. Easy. You’re welcome.

Mobile Dawg

April 3rd, 2012
6:48 pm

Sounds like 1 & 2 would be near and dear to most of us.

AltamahaDawg

April 3rd, 2012
6:58 pm

There ya go then. Took what? 24 words.

AltamahaDawg

April 3rd, 2012
7:12 pm

And I did it without needed a dressing down by the moderator.

Ride Toll (Free) aka Dawg Whisperer

April 3rd, 2012
7:14 pm

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MightyDawg

April 3rd, 2012
7:20 pm

Bill,

1- Can you exile the poster “Bulldawg”/”A Father”/”Positive Posts Only Please”?

We all know it’s the same guy, Chip already banned him, he posts long posts, about nothing.

2- You do realize Bill that Mark Richt JUST signed a brand new contract, and this year cannot POSSIBLY compare to last year’s hotseat year from Richt’s standpoint, right? Nothing will ever be as tough as 2011 was for Coach Richt. This year is cake compared to 2011.

3- Who expects UGA to be the best team in the East? They won’t be. That’s been South Carolina last two years.

4- Mark Richt hasn’t beat a team of note since 2009. I guess 4 winning teams Richt has beaten since 2010, the other 12 wins since 2009 were against teams with losing records. And Mark Richt is 0-10 vs. teams that finished in final AP top 25 poll since 2009. All that being sdaid, Greg McGarity renewed Richt’s contract anyways. So Richt isn’t feeling any heat, and will make millions if McGarity fires him.

Saint Simons

April 3rd, 2012
7:39 pm

Two words

Triple Floption……….

Hey why don’t AJC post more about GT?
We are the home town team…..remember when we beat UGA, we had rings made!!!!!
State champs!

A Father

April 3rd, 2012
7:56 pm

Bill, Mark Richt has not signed a new contract yet, although I am not a huge fan of McGarity at this time, at least he seems to have put some substance in the new contract offer. For mightydawg to want to silence those with questions and does not know neither coach has signed a new contract speaks volumes.

A Father

April 3rd, 2012
8:01 pm

Ole Dawg, that is why we will never win, not driving to win it all while paying top dollar for the employees and facilities to make it happen. Perspective, in the real world Mark Richt would already be fired.

The Factor

April 3rd, 2012
8:14 pm

I am sick of the suspensions, I am sick of making donations now of over $70k over years to keep my seats.

The SEC needs to get with the NCAA and have suspensions even across the board. Certain athletes will always smoke dope. It is a part of their culture. You cannot win a conference title, much less a national title when you are only one of 8 BCS teams issueing supensions on first offense. Only Kentucky suspends like we do in the SEC. Everyone needs to be on the same page or get off it all together. Too much $ riding on suspenions.

A Father

April 3rd, 2012
8:58 pm

The Factor; you need to quit griping, you are just like the others in your post blaming the SEC and the NCAA for GA being unable to compete. The you say it is their culture, seems like a racist statement to me, how about understanding their are responsible kids regardless of color and those that are not. When you do not work hard to know who you are recruiting and dont require them to understand what is expected or your out, you get Mark Richt and GA football chaos, all of which you enjoy paying for each year. I do agree that you have every right to complain but to use words like ” culture “, ” sec “, or ” ncaa ” as responsible parties to GA’s failure is not. Making up your on facts to support ” EXCUSES FOR FAILURE ” when highly paid individuals should get it right is not acceptable.

THE Dixie Redcoat Band

April 3rd, 2012
10:21 pm

At least we had LSWho on the ropes in the 1st half.

Stephen A.Dogg : How long must the B.S. roll on at UGA ?

April 3rd, 2012
10:24 pm

@ A. Father: I agree with your statements 1000% !

When will you delusional so-called UGA fans like DawginLex, Brainiac Richtfan for life, and KingDaddy wake up and stop overdosing on kool-aid ? Once and for all Richt is in control of the Georgia offense. Bobo follows Richt’s marching orders and is in charge of Richt’s ACC/FSU offense of the 90s, which is predicated on making an overachiever like Casey Weldon a Heisman Trophy runner-up by utilizing the talent of the playmakers around the football. Florida product, Aaron Murray is perfect for Richt’s offensive system as he is the consumate over-achiever who tries hard, but is asked to do too much while the O-line flounders and the running game collapses. Then Murray turns the ball over, then game over. FSU was never known for establishing the run under Richt, due to poor O-line play and they didn’t have to because they had more talent than anyone else in the very weak ACC of the 90s. FSU fans chronically complained about weak offensive line play and no true running game by Richt’s offenses. In the late 90s FSU lost two out three national championship games due to the weakness of Richt’s offenses. Seminole fans where glad to see Richt leave for Georgia in 2000 after the 13-2 BCS National Championship game to OKlahoma. Richt inherited Donnan’s boys and hasn’t won the SEC since the last of them left in 2005. Richt loves his players so he says, but that’s not going to help his favorite player QB, Aaron Murray win a big game against a ranked opponent for once. It is getting old and it’s time for a change! 12 years is long enough, especially since real UGA fans had to wait 20 years before that before Richt brought in his patented brand of false hope in. I ask the delusional fans how much longer should mediocre Georgia continue to keep holding on to Richt ? I personally believe Steve Spurrier at SCarolina will win another national title before Richt can get his first at Georgia. How much longer should washed up Richt be allowed to continue to drive Ga. football in the ground ?

POSITIVE POSTS ONLY PLEASE

April 3rd, 2012
11:20 pm

Old Dawg April 3rd, 2012 5:56 pm

“Like everyone else, I get upset when Georgia loses but it doesn’t ruin my day”
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You joking of course, right ? No, wait a minute I think you are actually serious that it doesn’t ruin your day when Michigan State ran off all those points against us ? When LSU just blew our doors off ? When we could do nothing with Boise State but wear our Bust Boise T-Shirts home, having been worn out ? When Aaron Murray gave away the South Carolina game by himself to have to listen to Steve Spurrier tell us all how he beat us ?
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This is what is wrong with DISNEYdawgs.com RICHT-0-PHILES. You have no EXPECTATIONS. Take 2012 for example, we play at most 1 team all of 2012 who ends up in the AP Poll Top 25, one team who makes it, at the most. And, you run in here and talk about going 11-1 vs that Motley Crew of Opponents ? What, do you expect to lose to South Carolina for the 3rd straight year ? Back into The SEC East again ? I see no one saying we beat, but just play Arkansas or Alabama you posted tonight; satisfied again, are you that we lose 10-42 again ? At 7-4 in Bowl Games, we are seriously going downhill in bowl record, and still in all 11 years, have yet to beat 1 single team making any top 10 in our bowl games. Presumably that too is ok that we lose our bowl game again what the Outback bowl, Shreveport ?

The Factor

April 3rd, 2012
11:28 pm

@A Father
I am glad we hold our players to a higher standard than most, basically, than “all”. Nevertheless, some of our players, not all, are doing the same thing as Bama players, LSU players, etc, etc, smoking dope regularly. Now if that is a fact you cannot grasp then you should stop reading now. Those other programs understand there is no way to take it out of their programs no matter how hard you try. Albeit, I wish we were all playing on the same field, but we are not and the cost is great. You can’t have 6 suspensions of starters, you would not have elsewhere, and expect to compete.

You are a 1 Legged Man In A Backside Kicking Contest

April 4th, 2012
12:14 am

You are a 1 Legged Man In A Backside Kicking Contest

You are a 1 Legged Man In A Backside Kicking Contest

April 4th, 2012
12:22 am

Of the 34 scholarships Mark Richt signed here, only the most recent Drug Testing caught 5. Of the 5, we know the names of only 2 counted in the 34. But, that is your excuse to pick on Alabama’s Nick Saban and the Alabama Finest ? At Alabama 15 % of the games are missed after a second failed drug test, the player is suspended for a year following a third, and is dismissed from the team following a fourth.

Branden Smith used Vance Cuff’s Driver’s License to buy 6 of Mark Richt’s scholarship recruits alcohol so they could drive around Athens in a 5-ton truck and get drunk. All 6 were arrested, except for Branden Smith, who duped Dontavius Jackson into driving the weapon. Now, he has a possession charge in Alabama. That’s 2. At Alabama, he would be suspended for Mizzou. And, he would be suspended for a whole entire year at Alabama for his next arrest or failed drug test. After that gone from the program. Just last week, Carlton Thomas had suffered through 3 separate SUSPENSIONS in just 2011 season, alone. Then, we ran this drug test after Spring Break and then Carlton Thomas announces he is leaving. You tell me. At Alabama, Carlton Thomas would have already been suspended for the whole entire 2012 season – that’s just for 2011 offenses, alone. If he is one of the yet 3 un-named of the 5 failed drug tests after Spring Break, he would be kicked out of NCAA Football at Alabama, forever, no recourse. Here, we brag that we have so many great RB 2012, that Carlton Thomas, poor little thing, couldn’t even get on the field. Yeah, he could. Mark Richt is too lax. Far tougher at Alabama than at UGA under Mark Richt.

Smokescreen to discuss 1st offense and how unfair it is 34 players given scholarships by Mark Richt brought us all this BAD PRESS and now none of the 34 play against Mizzou.

Drugs are a dead end. 10 minutes after spending $ 150 on drugs, you want more. And, we have DISNEYdawgs.com RICHT-0-PHILES in here saying drugs are ok, everyone does them, no big deal, legalize them, doesn’t hurt learning new material, doesn’t hurt motivation, and oh by the way even telling us that we could pay off the national debt in 5,500 generations with the profits the govt would get from legalizing drugs.

Excuse me.

Carlton Thomas would have been already suspended from 2012 season at Alabama.

Branden Smith would miss Mizzou at Alabama already.

If it is ok to do drugs, why does every college say that if their players do them, they will not be allowed to play ?

west ga dawg

April 4th, 2012
3:04 am

Get rid of richt, get rid of richt! I’m sick of it WHO WOULD YOU GET AS A COACH LAME KIFFIN PETE CARROLL PAUL JOHNSON before you get rid of someone look at his whole body of work.The only team he has a losing record to is florida this decade.This university dosn’t have any mojor ncaa violations that has to be worth something right? Some of you cant watch your on kids let alone over 100. If kids want to tranfer for what ever reason that is there god given right to do so. So stop crying you whimps and get behine the team or get off the bus completly

Old Dawg

April 4th, 2012
6:29 am

“get behine the team or get off the bus completly”

We ARE behind the team, just not behind the coach. Our team would be so much better under another coach.

Old Dawg

April 4th, 2012
6:31 am

You ask what other coach we could get…

Reminds me of the movie “Paint Your Wagon” where the mormon guy’s second wife asks him to sell her. He replies ” But Elizabeth, you don’t know what you will get”. Her reply, ” yeah, but I know what I have had”.

Old Dawg

April 4th, 2012
6:33 am

Another coach might not be so dead set on playing his favorite QB Aaron Murray over any other prospects, even though AM keeps losing games for us.

Another coach might move Bobo out of Offensive Coordinator and bring in someone better.

richard long

April 4th, 2012
6:44 am

Is Coach Richt going to stop in Savannah, GA this year on his tour if so when

A Father

April 4th, 2012
7:46 am

Branden Smith also failed the drug test prior to the Florida game 2011, this is his 3rd major infraction, 8 other players that failed the drug test before florida game. GA has not been releasing the names of players on first offense drug failures. It has been a pick and choose mess with no true policy being held too. Mark Richt does not even have ” Discipline Himself ” when administering ” Discipline “, it is grey to the players also, another word is ” FAVORTISM “. Not Good

Maybelline la Belle

April 4th, 2012
8:10 am

When Richt’s thugs are arrested, who puts up the bail and pays the fines?

Blue Bayou

April 4th, 2012
8:14 am

UGA should sign Mark Richt to a lifetime contract for $10 million a year. Seriously, it’s the right thing to do.

AltamahaDawg

April 4th, 2012
8:33 am

23 lines to say: “#2″. For the 189th time.

Mobile Dawg

April 4th, 2012
9:28 am

Who would we get to replace Coach Richt? What a lame argument/question. It’s not our job to come up with a coach should UGA decide it’s the right thing to do. That would be what we pay McGarity, and a search committee for.

What I simply can’t comprehend, or understand, is how people can overlook so many obvious shortcomings of Mark Richt. I’ve been a “staunch” supporter and fan for over 40 years, if I’m feeling apathetic about our program the Dawgs have a problem. I don’t have an apathetic bone in my body.

IF 2012 continues like the last few years have, I will get off the bus until Mark Richt is gone. We don’t have to win a championship for me to see improvement. We just have to look like a “championship caliber” team as we go about our business. Richt is out of excuses, has been for this Dawg.

AltamahaDawg

April 4th, 2012
9:40 am

Is it indeed lame. Grown men playing “lets pretend”. Really? It’s March and you guy are talking obout who we would hire if we fired our HC right now. Good lordy. Comic book heros and roleplaying is what this forum has sunk to lately.

Mobile Dawg

April 4th, 2012
9:43 am

Uhh, Altamaha, it’s April. Will be September before we know it. Reckon we will have enough players left to field a team by then?

LakeDawg

April 4th, 2012
9:50 am

Wet Willie…keep on smiling @ April 3rd, 2012 11:37 am

You are SPOT ON.

harold

April 4th, 2012
9:53 am

READ HAROLD’S POST ON 4-3 @ 10:57 AM. GLAD UGA IS HAPPY WITH “AN ABOVE AVERAGE” NON CHAMPIONSHIP COACH!

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

April 4th, 2012
10:05 am

Not a good day for Preacher Richt on this blog. The only thing that really matters is why those folks in the AD office think about the situation and they’re not doing much talking. I must admit that I come and defend Bama over all the hate Nick Saban stuff that some of the good folks here blast at our program but you would have to be in denial not to worry about why so many kids get into this and that at UGA. MY take is some folks in the recruiting and coaching side isn’t doing their homework on players and FAMILY before NSD. JMO but if your pitch is to the kizz the azz of these kids to get them to sign then expect the azz kizzing to continue when they come and in the end you will lose one way or the other. You’re better to run them off at camps or on visits than have them sign. Street agents,handlers, meddling parents,just plain crooks are rampant in college football recruiting these days so it’s hard to get it right all the time but when you see you got it wrong then get it fixed ASAP before they corrupt others on the team. Alabama was criticised for getting Bill Curry gone even though he had a winning record but the facts were he wasn’t going to take the program any higher no matter how long he stayed! UGA has to ask themselves the same questions about Mark. Bama had a little liberal president at the time they hired Curry (good guy) and had a vision for a sales manager instead of a football coach. That vision didn’t work and both he and Bill were gone. If the ADMIN is happy with the current situation then you’re stuck with what you got for sure. Until those seats are empty on gameday you just might be stuck. It takes a confident AD to step in and remove Richt as Bama did but within 3 years Bama won the 92 NC with a different brand of football than Bill Curry ever coached. JMO but UGA is one great coach away from really being a contender with all the talent between the border.

Lakedawg

April 4th, 2012
10:11 am

Wet willie–@4/3/12 11.37 am–Son keep on wetting on rand a farter///same poster and the other dipstick that keeps copy and pasting those long lists of crap===True Dawg fans dont give a crap about your never ending drivil.

Surprised bill allows some of the repeated crap, sort of let his articles get away from the purpose. Trolls, trolls, trolls.

Coach Richt will have the best 5 years of his tenure at Ga the net 5 years. Will be a lot of fun with some of these Dawg obsessed trolls coming up.

Atlanta87

April 4th, 2012
10:16 am

Do I need to repost my post about Richt and what he’s thinking in his picture above again? If so, just let me know. Good luck this year! :)

Lakedawg

April 4th, 2012
10:17 am

@wet in his pants wiliie/ a farter——Would like to see if you guys/girls or man enough to confront Coach on his his tour of 12 Dawgg meetings throughout the state.

Big mouths sitting behind a keyboard, but bet not so big face to face with a real man.

AltamahaDawg

April 4th, 2012
10:30 am

Well, you know. I’m in the Eastern time zone here. So, yea.

I’m hoping we can hang on to a few. I’m afraid we still have some suspensions pending, so hang on for more outrage. Obviously we didn’t need those nuckleheads DB sitting but I don’t think that was going to be the position that was going to make or break this season.That’s not good news for the kick coverage teams though. Thats where the number catch up. Fortunetely, they do come back, unlike injured players.

We have to run the ball better. Period. If we can’t, all the safeties in the world aren’t going to take them from 10 wins to 12, or 13.

I’m 100% on board with your perspective on ’show me. Not maybe your entire analysis, or expectations, but obviously we as fan have ZERO option but to see how this seasons turns out. Pretend as some may, that they do. How these grown men believe that the constant whining, and negative comments, one after another,never one thing good, is actual accomplishing anything, is just beyond my comprehension. Frankly I think they forgot what the point was in the first place. We don’t follow sports to make ourselves miserable. Well, most don’t. And the get rid of Richt talk, right now, on what planet does that pass for reality?

AltamahaDawg

April 4th, 2012
10:37 am

Lakedawg, nobody is going to confront anybody at a fan rally.Obviously, that’s inapropriate, irrespective of opinion. But how about a letter, email, phone call to the administration? You know, something remotely clasified as an action? Nope, better to talk a big game, then buy the ticket, sit down, shut up, do as they’re told. That’s what they will do….then blame the rest of us as “ther real problem” becasue we aren’t blogwhining enough.

DawginLex

April 4th, 2012
10:40 am

Stephen A.Dogg : How long must the B.S. roll on at UGA ?

April 3rd, 2012
10:24 pm
@ A. Father: I agree with your statements 1000% !

When will you delusional so-called UGA fans like DawginLex, Brainiac Richtfan for life, and KingDaddy wake up and stop overdosing on kool-aid ? Once and for all Richt is in control of the Georgia offense. Bobo follows Richt’s marching orders and is in charge of Richt’s ACC/FSU offense of the 90s, which is predicated on making an overachiever like Casey Weldon a Heisman Trophy runner-up by utilizing the talent of the playmakers around the football. Florida product, Aaron Murray is perfect for Richt’s offensive system as he is the consumate over-achiever who tries hard, but is asked to do too much while the O-line flounders and the running game collapses. Then Murray turns the ball over, then game over. FSU was never known for establishing the run under Richt, due to poor O-line play and they didn’t have to because they had more talent than anyone else in the very weak ACC of the 90s. FSU fans chronically complained about weak offensive line play and no true running game by Richt’s offenses. In the late 90s FSU lost two out three national championship games due to the weakness of Richt’s offenses. Seminole fans where glad to see Richt leave for Georgia in 2000 after the 13-2 BCS National Championship game to OKlahoma. Richt inherited Donnan’s boys and hasn’t won the SEC since the last of them left in 2005. Richt loves his players so he says, but that’s not going to help his favorite player QB, Aaron Murray win a big game against a ranked opponent for once. It is getting old and it’s time for a change! 12 years is long enough, especially since real UGA fans had to wait 20 years before that before Richt brought in his patented brand of false hope in. I ask the delusional fans how much longer should mediocre Georgia continue to keep holding on to Richt ? I personally believe Steve Spurrier at SCarolina will win another national title before Richt can get his first at Georgia. How much longer should washed up Richt be allowed to continue to drive Ga. football in the ground ?

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you are the dimmest light in the bunch stephen

FSU was glad to get rid of Richt?

Yeah, that’s why the program tanked into the toilet right after he left.

I support richt because he is our coach but I don’t “drink kool aid” as you idiots always say.

I have complained about several things but I don’t get on here every day and complain about things I have ZERO control over.

and I don’t share the opinions of several people.

Last time I checked, I have a right to my opinion.

If you don’t like it, don’t read it.

I could care less what you think is right, wrong or whatever regarding me. You don’t know me.

The best suggestion I could make for you is to scroll past my comments and stay safe and secure in TROLLVILLE

Rainbow Tide Pride

April 4th, 2012
10:48 am

UGA will win the EAST this season and play LSU or ARKY for the SECC. UGA will win that game this season.

As for Mizzou they will wish they had never enter the SEC.

Bama will lose 4 this season.

AltamahaDawg

April 4th, 2012
10:55 am

Now, how can Alabama lose football games? Come on.

Mobile Dawg

April 4th, 2012
11:10 am

I’m betting entire “Kool Aid” portfolio on Rainbow Man….

GTBob

April 4th, 2012
11:22 am

Yeah, that’s why the program tanked into the toilet right after he left.

They won the conference and went to BCS games 3 of the next 5 years. Don’t UGA and GT fans wish they could tank to that level?

AltamahaDawg

April 4th, 2012
11:36 am

What the hell is a Meebo Bar?

[...] if not higher, for Richt this season than when his job was believed to be on the line,” Bill King of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote. “…winning the SEC East a second year only to lose again to the West team in the Dome [...]

delusional uga-holic sponsor

April 4th, 2012
11:46 am

if it wasn’t for the so called “trolls”, these blogs would have to have warnings for diabetics to closely monitor their blood sugar due to all the sugary posts by uga-holics……………you don’t have to agree with anyone’s opinion…………..but you shouldn’t want to ban them because they don’t see uga in the same light as you………….you uga-holics are like the whiney kid in the back seat on a long trip…………..shut up already……………or daddy’s gonna pull over………….

mcdaviddawg

April 4th, 2012
11:46 am

I look for the season to go down hill fast with a bad loss at MIssouri, Richt won’t be prepared as usual, especially considering that he’ll likely be ranked before the game. The man does no planning.. the we’re Georgia and we do our thing just hasn’t worked.

typical uga-holic

April 4th, 2012
11:51 am

mcdaviddawg should be banned immediately………..coach richt is the greatest coach in the nation………thats crazy talk mcdaviddawg, just crazy talk……..

typical uga-holic

April 4th, 2012
11:53 am

i don’t see us losing another game until we maybe 2017, if then………..shoot, we got the dream team, the ring team, next will be the super team featuring the mega team………..go dawgs………….

typical uga-holic

April 4th, 2012
11:55 am

i heard murray hasn’t thrown an incompletion at all this spring……………best qb in history of sec, by far………..neither of the manning brothers could beat him out, thats for sure………….

delusional uga-holic sponsor

April 4th, 2012
12:01 pm

see how crazy those posts were??……….well, to the so called “trolls” they were crazy…………to the uga-holics they made perfect sense…………remember this …TROLLS HAVE ROLES………..they are the soap that washes the sticky sweetness off of kool-ade drinking uga-holics………..bye bye……..

west ga dawg

April 4th, 2012
12:07 pm

OK IF ALL OF YOU RICHT HATERS FEEL THAT WAY THEN STOP GIVEN MONEY TO THE SCHOOL, STOP BLOGGING ABOUT THE DAWGS, DONT WATCH THEM ON T.V DONT GOING TO THE GAME DONT CHEER FOR THEM AT ALL PICK ANOTHER TEAM TO GO FOR YOU FAIR WEATHER FANS. IF YOU ARE GIVING MONEY TO A PROGRAM THAT YOU CANT STAND THE COACH YOU HAVE A BIGGER ISSUE THAN RICHT. GO CHEER FOR FLORIDA YOU TRAITORS. YES I SAID TRAITORS IF YOU DONT LIKE RICHT THEN YOU DONT LIKE THEN YOU DONT LIKE GEORGIA. GO DAWGS!

Atlanta87

April 4th, 2012
12:12 pm

You heard, you heard heard what the man said.

AltamahaDawg

April 4th, 2012
12:14 pm

Nothing “so called” about that troll.

DawginLex

April 4th, 2012
12:17 pm

GTBob

boy are you easy to debate

From 2001-2005, FSU lost 20 football games

It took them from 1986-2000 to lose that many games

1987-2000 in FSU annals is called the dynasty.

There is no mention of anything good regarding FSU football from 2001-2010

Winning the ACC? Not much of an accomplishment. Tech did it in 2009 and we saw how that turned out.

Lakedawg

April 4th, 2012
12:17 pm

AMEN—-west ga dawg

78Dawg

April 4th, 2012
12:22 pm

I’d rather play with good character 3-star players than stupid ignorant 5-star recruits…IC and a few others are a disgrace to the University….

Buckeye

April 4th, 2012
12:32 pm

Another typical dog blog. Many words that say so little.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 4th, 2012
12:38 pm

Yes Yes that is the Ticket. If UGa didn’t care about potheads on the team them they would be winning national Championships too.

harold

April 4th, 2012
12:58 pm

GLAD TO HEAR THAT UGA FANS ARE HAPPY WITH A 24-16 COACH OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS.

RICHT IS AN ABOVE AVERAGE COACH AT BEST!

this dawg want hunt!!

April 4th, 2012
12:59 pm

Will someone please tell me exactly what is the Georgia Way that Richt keeps talking about? Sounds to me like it means smoking pot, not playing up to your potential, not having the desire to win big games, not being competitive against quality competition, being coached by below average assistant coaches and position coaches. And the biggest Georgia Way starts at the top with a head coach that hasn’t got a clue how to evaluate high school players or assistant coaches. The biggest thing THE GEORGIA WAY stands for is not being held accountable as a player and as a coach. I think THE GEORGIA WAY sucks, and we need to dump the idiot head coach that keeps running his big mouth about it.

AltamahaDawg

April 4th, 2012
1:19 pm

Why don’t you just ask him?

AltamahaDawg

April 4th, 2012
1:22 pm

A Dozen personal appearances. One in your town I am sure. Phone, mail address, email, all listed for public reference.

What’s the hole up?

Big dummy

April 4th, 2012
1:24 pm

2011 : We beat 1 ranked team, lost to a mountain west team, lost to a big ten (or whatever it is now)team, barely beat the worst UF team we have seen in many years, barely beat Vandy, lost to a SC team that didnt have half of the talent we suposedly had and got KILLED in the SECCG. We have got to realize Richt is an average coach but happens to be in one of the most talent rich states in the nation. Its being handed to him and he still cant do anything with it.

dont get it

April 4th, 2012
1:35 pm

Well said Harold and Big dummy. Great man but an average football coach.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 4th, 2012
1:50 pm

http://blogs.ajc.com/business-beat/2012/04/04/are-you-willing-to-pay-for-online-news/?cp=1#comment-48925

If this happens the Writers better get better and put out more articles. Also the Writers can’t be allowed to Ban any posters.

HardTruth Soldier For Life

April 4th, 2012
2:01 pm

Roll Tide, Yeah thats all well and good you sign these BIG GUYS, with 4 & 5 stars, but if you can’t coach them up then what? Do you know how many 5 star guys are waiting behind some three star guy? Coachability is more important than size. Oh and btw were did texas finish last year? Behind Georgia for sure.

typical uga-holic

April 4th, 2012
2:04 pm

If EA sports could simulate a game between the 1980 National Champion GEORGIA BULLDAWGS and the 1986 Chicago Bears, how many points do you think the dawgs would be favored by?………..i’m guessing by at least a touchdown, maybe as many as 9 and a half…….would love to see Herschel running over Singletary and that 46 defense…….and no way Walter Payton gets to 50 yds. vs that junkyard d…….Erk and his dawgs would just smother Chicago……

delusional uga-holic sponsor

April 4th, 2012
2:06 pm

see what i mean….sad really…..get help guys…..its out there, you just gotta ask……

typical uga-holic

April 4th, 2012
2:11 pm

Bama has a statue of the Bear and Saban. Why don’t we have a statue of Dooley and Coach Richt. Our two surely trumps those Bama losers.

DawginLex

April 4th, 2012
2:12 pm

uga holic-TROLL BOY

The only thing sad on here is you

typical uga-holic

April 4th, 2012
2:15 pm

If Coach Richt and Coach Grantham got into a tag-team match against any of the old Mid-South Wrestling tag-team champions in their prime, I’d go with our coaches to win any match rather easily. Go dawgs!!

ElvinBishopBand

April 4th, 2012
2:34 pm

I bet Mark will be glad when spring drills are done. Spending all his time on football must be a struggle.

typical uga-holic

April 4th, 2012
2:41 pm

Is it true that all the major television networks are asking UGA to move the “G” day game to prime time, so they reap all the ad space $$$ that would generate? GO DAWGS!!!

JB

April 4th, 2012
3:08 pm

11 years. 2nd most profitable D1 program in the country. 5th richest D1 talent in the country year after year available…………And yet , here we sit. Fla won 2, LSU won 2, Alabama won 2, Auburn has won it. And we lose the last 2 bowl games. Haven’t beat a good football team in 3 years. Players leaving the program for all kind of reasons in record numbers. Can’t fill out the numbers and leads the league in walk on scholarships being awarded, players who never see the field and allow depth……………………………….And the man gets a raise and a extension……I don’t get it.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 4th, 2012
3:16 pm

JB UGa is NOT the 2nd most PROFITABLE program. You need to find that link. UGa isn’t even the 5th most profitable in the SEC.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 4th, 2012
3:20 pm

Mobile Dawg

April 4th, 2012
3:48 pm

meebo sounds like one of those words Foxworthy would use in a sentence. I’m gonna go huntin with meebo. Well, I did only score 3 on the wonderlic test.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 4th, 2012
3:50 pm

Mobile….you would be an honor grad at all the Special Education Conference schools except Vandy & Florida then.

dawginduluth

April 4th, 2012
3:57 pm

Playing for mediocrity the next five years. All that money going to waste.

Insanity – doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.

Mobile Dawg

April 4th, 2012
4:20 pm

Appreciate the compliment. Lakedawg, my Kool Aid investment is paying off big today.

Newnandawg

April 4th, 2012
4:24 pm

It kills me to see Richt supporters pointing out 8-4 type seasons with no wins over any quality opponents as “success”. Our last game was a LOSS to a Big Ten team.

This is UGA, not Miss State or South Carolina, we don’t have to accept that.

We’re the richest SEC football program, in the second best state in the SEC for talent, and we have to hope that Tennessee and Florida are “down” to have a shot at the SEC East. Weak….

DawginLex

April 4th, 2012
4:30 pm

Newnan

We go 8-4 this year, I want Richt gone

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 4th, 2012
4:33 pm

Newnandwag UGa is not the richest SEC football team. You people hear something and just repeat it without researching it.

http://businessofcollegesports.com/2012/03/21/highest-net-income-amongst-athletics-departments/

School Athletic Department Net Income Conference
Alabama $31,684,872.00 SEC
Penn State $31,619,687.00 Big Ten
Michigan $26,649,499.00 Big Ten
Texas $24,317,815.00 Big 12
Kansas State $23,395,408.00 Big 12
Notre Dame $19,147,710.00 Big East
Ohio State $18,630,964.00 Big Ten
Oregon $16,433,642.00 Pac-12
Oklahoma State $14,365,376.00 Big 12
Michigan State $13,512,269.00 Big Ten
Arkansas $11,285,623.00 SEC
LSU $10,401,982.00 SEC
Florida $10,056,601.00 SEC
Georgia $9,575,569.00 SEC

Newnandawg

April 4th, 2012
4:33 pm

Richt has had 11 years to try and make that Florida State cute offense work in the SEC. It doesn’t.

We’ll get to watch another 3 or 4 years of “He’s turning it around” though.

dont get it

April 4th, 2012
4:34 pm

Glad to see so many folks coming around. Richt is NOT the answer. Great man – average coach. In the SEC average dont cut it.

AltamahaDawg

April 4th, 2012
4:36 pm

Did you folks just find out Richt was going to coach the Georgia Football team this next season? What on earth twisted so many panties today?

Lakedawg

April 4th, 2012
4:37 pm

Bammer trollers and whiners definitely in control of a Dawg column today. Must have all the the Statues polished of bear and the midget.

Believe they have the fear of whats coming with Foster moving to Sandy Creek HS and knowing that again this year they will not be playing in SEC championship game.

As for whiners probably never bought a ticket or contributed anything to program, but can go on Bill’s Dawg blog and show their envy and fear of CMR. So whine all you want true Dawg fans will be behind team, Moble you can drop Dawg anytime, good riddance. Bammer troll anyway.

DawginLex

April 4th, 2012
4:37 pm

alt

My stance has not changed. I support him but I have high expectations

Really does not matter what any of us think unless we make up more than 50% of Hartman fund $$$

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 4th, 2012
4:39 pm

I guess AltamahaDawg more of the dWag fans are no longer as Drunk & Stoned as they once were.

Newnandawg

April 4th, 2012
4:42 pm

Still@theKool-aidBAR, you do understand that there is a difference in an “Athletic Department” and a “Football Program”, right? See below:

Football Profit
1 Univ. of Georgia $52,529,885.00
2 Univ. of Florida $44,258,193.00
3 Louisiana State Univ. $43,253,286.00
4 Univ. of Alabama $40,766,391.00
5 Univ. of Tennessee $39,236,601.00
6 Auburn Univ. $38,251,007.00
7 Univ. of South Carolina $35,471,948.00
8 Univ. of Arkansas $26,519,140.00
9 Univ. of Kentucky $17,984,848.00
10 Univ. of Mississippi $16,489,264
11 Mississippi State Univ. $4,600,178.00
12 Vanderbilt Univ. $0.00

http://www.forbes.com/sites/sportsmoney/2011/01/26/whos-making-money-in-sec-football/

No excuse for UGA to never be able to compete with top teams.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 4th, 2012
4:46 pm

Football drives the WHOLE Athletic Dept. UGa is not richer than 4 other SEC school alone. PROFIT matters not income generated. UGa doesn’t have that much to play with because of other financial commitments. Of the $52 mill there is ONLY $9.2 to use.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 4th, 2012
4:48 pm

$9.2 mill to use on other things. UGa has committed most of the $52 to things. The Question is if that money is being spent well for Football?

AltamahaDawg

April 4th, 2012
4:51 pm

Lex, obviously that would not have been adressed to you.

Although I think it does matter what folks think. And they don’t have to buy a right to say it. They should state it. But then move on. As we are reminded, the definition of insanity: Pretending that complaining in a blog makes a real difference but knowing it doesn’t, then repeating it over and over and over ad naseum. My problem is not so much with the opinions, as much as the irrational behavior. Just so worn out and boring at this point to watch grown men, playing “oh let’s pretend.”

Newnandawg

April 4th, 2012
4:51 pm

Still@theKool-aidBAR You’re not a math guy, are you?

Lakedawg

April 4th, 2012
4:56 pm

Stiil at bar–Son you had one to many Bammer ranks 7th net profit football program 2011-2012

1-Texas——$68,831M
2-Georgia—$52,530M
3-PSU
4-Mich
5-Fla
6-LSU
7-Bammer–$40,767M

DawginLex

April 4th, 2012
5:01 pm

agree 100% alt

Dare I say it??

Has Bulldawg been banned?

Nah, probably not.

It’s not 4 am…………

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 4th, 2012
5:01 pm

Lake they have MISUSED the term Profit. I showed the link from 10-11 to NET PROFIT. Read the Article.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 4th, 2012
5:05 pm

LAKE as we know Football and basketball drive Athletic Budgets. The money they make has to be spent on the other sports and on as many WOMEN’S Sports. Football make $52 million profit but most of the money is already allocated to pay for other sports coaches and facilities. The TRUE indication of a Program is Net Profit of the PROGRAM not just baseball, golf, or football.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 4th, 2012
5:07 pm

DiLex BuLldawg is also 13-1 & Thomas Brown. I don’t think so but BuLLdawg might be A Father too.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 4th, 2012
5:09 pm

Lake I don’t know how you can have numbers for 11-12 considering we are in April 12 right now. I gave the latest # I could find the was 11 season.

AltamahaDawg

April 4th, 2012
5:19 pm

Cut Mobile Dawg some slack. It is most definitely a different situation to be a (blank) fan and live in the middle of the (other blank) fans. I’ve known quite a few fans of other schools that live here and if thier team losses, they are brutal. Way Worse than how we would rag on them about losing. I would call it a ‘let me beat you to the punch’ deal. Living here in the middle of Dawg Country, we do get some buffer when things don’t go well, because we can commiserate.

Spike 80DF

April 4th, 2012
5:19 pm

CMR may not win on the field but he sure keeps his guys out of trouble and runs a tight ship…………………wait what?

FRED Russo

April 4th, 2012
5:20 pm

UGA HAS NO INTEREST IN BULDING A SPORTS PROGRAM. JUST LOOK AT ALL OUR SPORTS TEAMS IN THE PAST 10 YEARS. BASKETBALL COME ON! FOOTBALL WILL NEVER WIN A BCS TITLE! BASEBALL ONE GREAT YEAR! TRACK AND FIELD DO WE HAVE A TEAM? ONLY SWIMING AND GYMNASRICS AND TENNIS DO WELL..

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 4th, 2012
5:29 pm

Fred are you saying the pretty white girl country club type sports teams do well at UGa? You forgot Equestrian (that would be Cowgirl you SEC fans).

Mobile Dawg

April 4th, 2012
5:36 pm

Thanks Alt, my skin is pretty thick. Son, I’ve been a diehard Dawg fan living in enemey camps much of my life. Spent time in Oklahoma in my younger years, a seven year stint in Gator Country (that was much harder than living over here in Mobile), and here quite a while now. I know it’s childish and immature, and in my heart and mind I’m only 12 at the most, but I like ribbing the “over the top” koolaiders like Lakedawg.

I try not to beat the “Richt needs to go drum” to much but when I come on here and read some of the “dripping sugar coated comments” from some of the “love Richt at all costs” supporters (Lakedawg and others) it just strikes my little rebellious soul and elicits a response. But it’s all in a good natured way.

Did you try the meebo bar? I hear they serve great kool aid at that bar.

typical uga-holic

April 4th, 2012
6:29 pm

I love Coach Richt and think the Athletic Dept. is in great shape. We don’t need national titles in order to feel good about our school. I love UGA!! GO DOGS!!! DO YOUR BEST!!!

AltamahaDawg

April 4th, 2012
6:55 pm

Seriously is the AJC putting that link on my screen, or is that some crap i picked up on my journeys around the http://www.?

evil empire

April 4th, 2012
7:08 pm

ahhhh 2008….memories….pressed between the pages of my mind……..memories…..swetened thru the ages just like wine….sang in my best elvis voice….dawgs started season #1, fell to third despite not losing a game, then….SLAM!!!! the blackout fiasco….49-10 hammering down in jax….losing to tech….sweet, sweet memories…..richt and the boys have never recovered from 2008….memories…..

AAA Athens Bail Bonds R Us

April 4th, 2012
7:18 pm

Any more of Richt’s goons arrested today?

Chattanooga chowhound

April 4th, 2012
7:30 pm

What the heck has happened to country music? These wannabe country singers today ain’t livin the life, no experience in the life. Go back and listen to “Out of Hand” , the 1975 album by Gary Stewart. Thats country music. One of the best albums ever. Go Vols!

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 4th, 2012
7:35 pm

What does “living the life” entail exactly?

Chattanooga chowhound

April 4th, 2012
7:39 pm

Raisin hell, doin time, knockin up somebody else’s old lady, experimenting with drugs, maybe developing a sizeable habit. Stuff like that.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 4th, 2012
7:46 pm

So the same thing as Ghetto Rap Stars do. So RAP and Hip Hop are more Country than Country these days.

Chattanooga chowhound

April 4th, 2012
7:47 pm

Shoot, with that job description, I could play football at Georgia.

Chattanooga chowhound

April 4th, 2012
7:49 pm

In a round about way, I guess so.

LakeDawg

April 4th, 2012
8:02 pm

For the record, one more time as a reminder, I am not Lakedawg with a lower case “d”. For one, I don’t post as much as he does (hence the need for a reminder). And two, I’m not a complete idiot.

Mobile Dawg

April 4th, 2012
8:14 pm

Mobile Dawg recognizes the difference in the two. I’m sure most of the intelligent fringe on the blog does too.

I picked up something once traveling Alt, but it wasn’t meebo, if ya know what I mean.

AltamahaDawg

April 4th, 2012
8:56 pm

I’m sure it wasn’t the tab.

Badum ba ching!

Milk Bone

April 4th, 2012
9:28 pm

Snoop…why don’t you just hook up the hose to your car’s tailpipe, roll up the windows and take a few deep breaths. Anyone as negative as you should just do the world a favor…I’ll buy the gas.

Mobile Dawg

April 4th, 2012
9:39 pm

Tab used to be a soft drink sold by Coca Cola, I picked up a few of those in the old days.

AltamahaDawg

April 4th, 2012
10:06 pm

I got nothing.

dan

April 5th, 2012
5:29 am

After 11 years on the job, I think it is safe to say that we pretty know what we’re going to get from Mark Richt. Some Bad, some Great, a whole lot of Good and a whole lot of Underachievement.

Richt is no Nick Saban, who despite his epic failure at the Pro level, CLEARLY knows what he is doing when it comes to building a college powerhouse. Richt is also no Les Miles, who knows how to come into an established program and keep it at peak level. What Richt IS: is a guy who can overachieve with “B-level” talent( the Greene’s, Pollack’s,Shockley’s etc) but when he has the NFL caliber talents like 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.

So taking into account that Richt overachieves with “B-level talent”( which is what he currently has), I think the Dawgs will have a decent year IF everyone can remain healthy. Overall, the 2012 schedule is very navigable. Getting Bama off the schedule is a huge break, and facing South Carolina in October will benefit the Dawgs as opposed to having to play them at the beginning of the year. Richt’s teams tend to get better as the season goes on, and I think the Dawgs will go on a bit of a run in 2012 like they did in 2011. Florida is horrible, as is Tennessee. The Dawgs will beat both of those teams again, although those games probably won’t be the blowouts we as fans will want/expect them to be.

I like the Dawgs to win the SEC East, go 11-1( losing to a Mizzou team on the road early in the year that they are not familiar with), and get to the SEC title game. However, instead of losing to LSU, I think Arkansas( who I like a LOT as a National Title Darkhorse) will emerge from the West with an identical 11-1 record. I say the Razorbacks win something along the lines of 37-27 or 38-24. The Dawgs will then get hosed and end up at 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, leaving the Bulldog faithful with our traditional ” What if’s, shoulda woulda’s, and wait until next(recruiting)season!”

All Saints

April 5th, 2012
6:25 am

Before we all go about our day, let’s please observe a moment of silent prayer for the late St. Jan Kemp, the courageous young lady who gave her life to expose the wrongdoing at UGA. Unfortunately, nothing has changed in Athens, as Mark Richt continues Vince Dooley’s tradition of recruiting athletes who can barely read or write their own name, and coddling players who are drunks and dope addicts.

Thank you, you may go about your business now.

bubba4dawgs

April 5th, 2012
7:12 am

Don’t you just love the naysayers! If they hate the Dawgs so much, why do they even bother to post? I think some major changes are going on in Athens starting with the approach by the coaches. It’s good to see recruiting beginning to look ahead as they have already focused on 2014. It all starts with recruiting and Nick Sabin is courting the State of Georgia like a hot stud looking for a bride. UGA must turn this around and go after the good players with gusto! I think CMR knows this and has turned his jets up a notch! All of them don’t make it, can’t follow the rules, etc. CMR is taking care of that problem as well while most of the other schools are living with it and doing nothing. In the long run, I think CMR wins out! His method is solid and the team will be better for it! GO DAWGS! Oh, and naysayers, thank you for the motivation to say something positive about UGA, CMR and the DAWGS!!

Newnandawg

April 5th, 2012
8:49 am

Just because we point out that Richt is an underachiever at UGA doesn’t mean we don’t love UGA. We want UGA to get the coach it deserves.

The state of Georgia is second only to Florida in high school football talent. We are the richest football program in the SEC. There is no excuse to NEVER be able to compete with top ten teams.

We will remain mediocre as long as we keep accepting mediocre.

AltamahaDawg

April 5th, 2012
9:27 am

So you actually think it’s the fan expectation that determines the product on the field? Wouldn’t it be a lot more interesting (and completely more accurate) to discuss the actualy things that need to improve to get to the point of competing with the better teams than to frame it all in platitudes and cliche’? It’s really not that subjective. We’ve seen what it take, seen it done. We all know pretty much the specific issues. One of them is not fan desire, IMO.

west ga dawg

April 5th, 2012
10:06 am

If you really love uga then stand behine the AD who seems to think coached richt is the right man for the job. CMR is everything good about collage football, he runs a cle an program and is loyal to georgia unlike other coaches in collage football. If not for CMR we wouldn’t have had a shot at the national title, remember the previous 20 years before he came there was nothing going on here. You guys complain about players transfering now how many would leave if you get rid of the coach? But you dummies dont think about stuff like that. You know it’s not up to any of us fans or even the AD if GOD wants him here than st.mark stays.

BulldogBen

April 5th, 2012
10:10 am

With the upcoming Chicken Dinner circuit, I’d be interested in someone, ANYONE, asking Mark Fox some tough questions. Particularly with Frank Martin recently taking the USC job. The SEC East is becoming one of the toughest divisions in college basketball. What is his plan?

We continue to flounder and collapse on the road. How does he expect us to even become competitive much less win in the tournament.

AltamahaDawg

April 5th, 2012
10:12 am

I would be wiling to bet that if any of us, including you folks in here calling for a new coach (and appearantly intent on doing that day after day, all summer), were to be sitting in Greg Mcgarity’s desk, in fact DID have the task of running the UGAAD, that Mark Richt would still be the head coach of Georgia today.

Wanting the man to do a better job is fine, expected. It’ll never be fine to not want improvement. We could win a NC, and it’s still fine to want to improve something. But calling for him to be fired, in April, or back in Dec. is completely dishonest. Because you would not have done it either. So it’s just tired, worn out, and immature to keep beating that drum now.

AltamahaDawg

April 5th, 2012
10:29 am

Dan, Nobody is Saban right now. He is the best coach in the business. He’s going to be paid something like 6 million a year very soon. Alabama burned and churned a number of coaches to get there. Thats great for them.There’s a pretty good article out there about how he is the best at the ugly business of winning, and has the complete backing of his fan base and school to do what it takes. The fact is, this is not Alabama. Not right, not wrong.

He’s winning NC, Our guy is not. That’s a very true and fair statement. I think however that it shouldn’t frame every discussion about our football team , irrespective of the topic. You know what, we don’t employ Saban. That’s the deal.

For example, we have heard plenty of complaining about our attrition for one reason or another, and we have fans calling that an indictment of Richt style or character. One guy said “I bet the players are laughing behind his back” I’d take that bet, they are not, but anyway……

But somehow the fact that Nick Saban has had JUST as many player leaving the program, just as many arrest, and has had to suspend multiple players over the past couple of years…………..means he is just taking care of business somehow.

DawginLex

April 5th, 2012
10:52 am

alt

I think someone has been banned…………

AltamahaDawg

April 5th, 2012
11:35 am

Purely out of compassion, if for no other reason.

AAAAA Athens Bail Bonds R Us

April 5th, 2012
11:52 am

Any more UGA players arrested today?

Dawg89

April 5th, 2012
11:57 am

We will remain mediocre as long as we keep accepting mediocre.

And it all boils down to that simple statement.

AltamahaDawg

April 5th, 2012
12:13 pm

So you are saying that you accept being mediocre?

AltamahaDawg

April 5th, 2012
12:28 pm

Anybody in here accepting of being mediocre? Raise your hand. Anyone? No?
Who is this “we” you are refering to?

Lakedawg

April 5th, 2012
1:02 pm

@lakeDawg & mobile—-Thanks dipsticks Good to see I can still get under the collar of trolls and whiners.

Know its hard for you to understand, but CMR is going to be at UGA for quite a few years to come, and if you cannot do anything but compain and whine about UGA than the Barn ot SC needs a couple more fans.

FLA DAWG

April 5th, 2012
1:26 pm

The Dawgs Ten Game Win Streak was bookended by double losses last season to the only four decent or good teams we played last year.

If it weren’t for the Patsy Schedule from games 3 to 10 Richt would’ve had yet another losing season and any unemotional observation of the games, player execution, stats and win / loss records of the various teams proves it.

Kids are either being suspended or abandoning ship for different reasons. If it were one year that would be one thing but this has been going on for years.

I look at the forthcoming schedule and see it as weak as last season. Richt will likely back into another SEC East Championship Game v Bama not because The Dawgs will be good – but because our opponents are even worse than us.

Of course all of this is just my opinion and I could be wrong.

Kyle

April 5th, 2012
1:39 pm

Jesus, just let the man coach. Knock all the hot seat/challenging season BS. EVERY season is that way, especially in the SEC.

106-38 in 11 years speaks for itself. Just let him coach and fill up your blog with something else.

AltamahaDawg

April 5th, 2012
1:58 pm

Only in here is beating teams that are not as good as you, considered a negative.

A Father

April 5th, 2012
3:06 pm

54 – 25 since 2006 68% Last win against a winning sec team with sec winning record 2007

Now this is a resume for contract extension, no arguing the past four years of success

Old Dog

April 5th, 2012
3:08 pm

“Anybody in here accepting of being mediocre? Raise your hand. Anyone?”

There are a lot of people who agree that we are playing like a mediocre team. There are also a lot of those people wo say we don’t need to change anything (HC or OC or QB). Sounds like they accept mediocrity to me.

AltamahaDawg

April 5th, 2012
3:10 pm

Newsflash. The extention is done, AF. Sounds like you have a decision to make.

Old Dog

April 5th, 2012
3:11 pm

“Only in here is beating teams that are not as good as you, considered a negative.”

Like beating Vandy last year – BARELY! What about Michigan State? What about SC? What about losing to teams everyone said you should win over?

AltamahaDawg

April 5th, 2012
3:20 pm

No Old Dog. What is sounds like is that you are making assumptions about people based on a faulty premise.

AltamahaDawg

April 5th, 2012
3:24 pm

How is MSU or SC disputing the point I made?
Not even close.

AltamahaDawg

April 5th, 2012
3:34 pm

BTW, what is your definition of “everyone said you should win over”?

AltamahaDawg

April 5th, 2012
3:46 pm

Come on now……nobody asked you to quote me. Don’t back away from the debate now.

You know I’d love nothing more than somebody to try to argue with me about what I said, or meant.

How are the 4 losses a justification of calling the 10 wins they did have, negative?
Wouldn’t that be simple the 4 losses were negative? So isnt yur point another based on yet another faulty premise?
Who is everyone, and when did they say we should beat (those 4 teams)?

Ace

April 5th, 2012
4:02 pm

UGA has not done much since 80 and won’t. The other teams will always win the big ones and UGA don’t.

AltamahaDawg

April 5th, 2012
4:06 pm

4 teams all in the Top 10. None of whom won less that 11 games.

So what the real question should be is “what about not having a top 10 team last year, when (nobody) said we were”. Wouldn’t that be a more accurate question?

AceDawg

April 5th, 2012
4:57 pm

Richt isn’t off the hot seat. Our AD just had to give the program stability, and once Richt was allowed to ride out last year, he did well enough to make giving him another shot our best option. A bad season will absolutely sour his standing to a point beyond the lowest point last year with fans. As we all know, UGA lost to the four best teams it played. I want to be optimistic, and I am regarding Grantham running the defense, but the suspensions are hurting even that. Bobo running the offense with Richt has NEVER gone well for UGA if you are comparing talent to results, so we all have to tempur our expectations there.

That said, I sure hope the rest of the players stay out of trouble because there is a sense of opportunity to have a great season, maybe an ultimate one, with some luck and hard work.

ole yeller

April 5th, 2012
6:32 pm

Coach “R” will pull the trigger on what ever player or coach that don’t start out fast this year. TOO much talent to leave on the pine.

A Father

April 5th, 2012
7:15 pm

attamahadawg: please post the date and time that MR signed his contract, please do the same regarding Todd Grantham?

dan

April 5th, 2012
7:50 pm

@Altamaha Dawg

I think if UGA ever does win a National Title again, it will be one of those “lighting in a bottle” kind of deals 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 him be the Bell Cow. Gene Chizik was able to do that with Cam Newton, Urban Meyer was able to do that with Tim Tebow, and Vince Dooley was able to do that with Herschel Walker back in the day. Allowing your stars to be stars is such a wise approach.

But the problem we have in Athens is that Richt and Bobo don’t know when to get out of their own way when they have a good thing going. They kinda sorta were able to do that with Knowshon Moreno in 2007, but they didn’t realize what they had there until they already had 2 losses. 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.

Lakedawg

April 5th, 2012
9:14 pm

@Dan==Mostly good comments, one stands out Richt is not Saban, AMEN to that.

How bout these facts:Coach Mark Richt has a better career winning %, A better bowl record than, more top 10 final rankings in the coaches poll, more seasons with double digit wins, , same number of consecutive double digit win seasons, same number of SEC championship game appearances, same number of finishes of no worse than tied for first place in division. Yes I am comparing to the guy at Bammer.

Best record in Georgia history 106-38

So Dan do not believe you know what of you speak.

Old Dawg

April 5th, 2012
9:22 pm

Lakedawg – How about SEC championship WINS? How about National Championships? Huh? Huh? Anyone can pad their win record with CUPCAKES!

Lakedawg

April 5th, 2012
9:27 pm

Old dog—Guess you are saying Dawgs play more cupcakes than anyone else???

Mobile Dawg

April 5th, 2012
9:33 pm

Lakedawg @ 9:14, I never resort to namecalling, so I won’t, but, you sport, are a few bricks shy of a full load, your elevator not only doesn’t go to the top floor, your kool aid soaked brain is stuck in the basement. Mark Richt couldn’t be Nick Sabans waterboy, football wise. Get out of the street Son before you get run over.

Lakedawg

April 5th, 2012
9:52 pm

Mobile–What facts I posted do you disagree with???

Son, I am a Dawg fan and support the Dawgs completely. When you and other folks post crap about my football teams coach, then expect a reply.

Your Bammer team will again not reach the championship game this year. And yeah do not believe you dough got rose before it started baking.

Lakedawg

April 5th, 2012
9:55 pm

Ol dog– you got me on National titles, but believe Coach Richt 2 SEC and Nick 1 at Bammer.

Old Dawg

April 5th, 2012
10:04 pm

Cupcakes – we had ten teams that were judged to be “easy” last year (eleven if you count MSU) We won ten games. We played the others and LOST!

Old Dawg

April 5th, 2012
10:07 pm

When was the last time we had an UPSET win? (yes, our OPPONENTS have had UPSET wins against US!)

Mobile Dawg

April 5th, 2012
10:10 pm

None of your “statistical facts” Lakedawg. Just the common sense facts, 3 national titles @ two different schools. You sound like a lower level manager whos been fed the corporate kool aid and is a blind supporter of management regardless of the state of the company. And, I’m neither a Bammer, nor a Troll, I just happen to disagree with your “pie in the sky” presentation of the UGA program.

Fact is that Richt won with Donnans recruits, once they were gone and the influence on the culture that “those” players permeated disappeared, Richt has been an abysmal failure IMO. Your statistical record is just that, statistics. Winners and leaders are measured by Championships. If that’s hard for you to accept and understand thats to bad.

FLA DAWG

April 5th, 2012
11:39 pm

AltamahaDawg,

A Father posted a question to you I’d like to read your answer to; Exactly when did Richt and sign his new contract?

You continue to support Richt despite his inability to beat ANY DECENT TEAM. If you are are Dawg Fan you certainly could not have found pleasure in our loss to Boise State, SC, LSU and MSU.
You want to scribble about how great those teams were? Okay, try this one then……….Univesity of Central Florida – our famous bowl game the season before…………….do you recall who won and who lost?

Gezzzzz man, what does it take to get through to you that Richt cannot successfully coach against the likes of Saban and Miles?

Many in Dawg Nation were proven right when we howled for a change in D.C. In my opinion Grantham is doing a very good job – certainly better than Martinez did.
We can effect an O change is we demand it. Do you believe that Bama or LSU would hire Bobo as an O.C.? Of course not. He cannot cut it and neither can Richt.

With fans like you The Dawgs get nowhere.

Of course this is all just my personal opinion and I could be wrong.

Freehawk

April 5th, 2012
11:45 pm

Spurrier just said that to be nice. Aaron Murray still sleeps with a nightlight because he has dreams of Jadeveon Clowney ripping him limb from limb. See you in Columbia.

HOP

April 6th, 2012
4:36 am

this will be a very disappointing year for the dawgs who have high expectations ,but who have lost

key players due to broken rules, a qb who cannot win BIG GAMES.

Dawgs will lose to Carolina, Missouri,since both games are on the road.

the dawgs do have a very good defense ,but have serious needs with the offensive line and again a qb who chokes in big game and a head coach who is to loyal and does not play the best players.

Richt will again be on the “hot seat” as the Dawgs cannot compete with the big boys in the SEC.

tell me again

April 6th, 2012
5:58 am

Hey Arkansas ~ I Bet you would love to have our underachieving, overly religious coach about now, wouldn’t you? And Tech fans ~ don’t talk about Damon Evans anymore ~ you have a tennis coach to worry about, don’t you?

Harry Dawg

April 6th, 2012
7:18 am

Nothing is going to change with this program until CMR address the OC position. Poor game planning, play calling, and player development will be his end.

bubba4dawgs

April 6th, 2012
7:22 am

Why is Stacy Searles having so much success at Texas when he must not have done diddlety squat at UGA? Somebody’s been sitting on their duffs in the recruiting department at UGA! Recruiting is a 365 day per year job and UGA should not be getting beat at the gate! True that Florida is loaded with top players but so is Georgia. These two states are the mecca for top players which answers the question about getting a BCS championship! CMR seems to be getting behind it, gee I hope so!! GO DAWGS!!

B C Dawg

April 6th, 2012
7:55 am

bubba–Did Searles not recruit OL while at Ga?

What was Texas record last year?

AltamahaDawg

April 6th, 2012
8:07 am

Well I’ll take em one at a time, so bear with me.

First: Who cares if/when he has signed it? Your point being what? You wonder if he is still not going to be the head coach at Georgia come September? Not even sure why you are asking me that?

FLA DAWG

April 6th, 2012
8:13 am

Happy Easter Dawg Nation!

DawginLex

April 6th, 2012
8:24 am

how is Searles having “great success at Texas” when they suck???

Richt did not win “with Donnan’s players”.

That is the most idiotic thing anyone can say and is total evidence of someone who has never played a down of football.

You can take a basketball coach’s leftovers and win but football? No way.

Donnan never coached David Greene. Not one down.

Across the Wide Missouri

April 6th, 2012
8:27 am

Missouri 37, Georgia 17

AltamahaDawg

April 6th, 2012
8:27 am

FLA DAWG the problem we always have is that you never actually disagree with what I say. You just don’t like that it appears to support a coach that you haven’t.

“fans like me” see Georgia football in term on the whole team/history/experience. It seem to me as if you too often portray it as a single man. My take on it has never been about the name of the head coach.

So, When you bend over backwards to post a patently misleading comment, purposely diminishing what good things the team DID do last year, I call you on it.

I continue to “support” the team. The team is coached By Mark Richt. I’m dealing in reality here. Not platitudes and imaginary schedules.

Of cource I didn’t want to lose ANY games. I never do. So? the point? We weren’t a top 10 team last year. Did anybody say we were? I would liek to be again a top 10 ten. THAT will entail this entire team , who is Coached by a real guy, not a fictional guy, to do that. I support that.

And I am puzzled how you think what I say has any bearing on where” the team gets”. Explain that to me.

Mobile Dawg

April 6th, 2012
8:29 am

Think about what you said Lex, if they weren’t Donnan’s players Richt inherited who recruited them?

AltamahaDawg

April 6th, 2012
8:34 am

Now for fun, lets have you re-arrange that schedule last year and give the Dawg a losing season. (as you say). I don’t think you can do it.

AltamahaDawg

April 6th, 2012
8:54 am

FLA DAWG

April 6th, 2012
8:57 am

Reality check Alta,

We played 10 Patsy Teams last season and we play a bunch more this season.
End result ……….a winning record only to blownout in The SECC Game.
Supporting a team means demanding the best coaching for that team which you do not seem capable of doing.

ItchyZ

April 6th, 2012
9:04 am

Slow news cycle? Yeah, and George Bush causes all the world’s problems. Sounds like you guys have signed up for Saul Alinsky’s activist manifesto. If you print something often enough, people (at least that don’t think for themselves) start believing it.

AltamahaDawg

April 6th, 2012
9:05 am

……and I didn’t mean to gloss over the CF loss. That was not good. Not as bad as Colorado though as any objective person would say that CF was a pretty good team.

So we can conclude that we had a pretty bad team in 2010 with our fresh QB, no running game, a new Defensive staff coaching confussed players lead by a DC coaching his first year in college, questionable conditioning. All of which falls on the HC in the end. He really really, needed to improve dramatically over THAT situation.

I believe no unemotional observer would say otherwise. Isn’t that really more the point, today?

an observer from afar

April 6th, 2012
9:09 am

Richt DID win with Donnan’s kids and benefitted from Donnan’s influence. Face facts boys, Richt is not going to get you to the big game. Unless you consider the Outback Bowl the big game. Which most of you do.

AltamahaDawg

April 6th, 2012
9:15 am

Bottom line. You can’t back that up comment about losing season last year. Cliche’s are not facts.

And we seem to have a different definition of “support”. Which is fine. It’s all opinion as you rightfully point out. And a personal thing.

BUT, I’ve seen you openly “wish we lose every game”. I’ve seen you openly pick our team to lose to (pretty much every one) of those patsies , and then deminish the teams victory after it’s done. I’ve seen you post intentionally exagerated negatives, and can’t really rememebr ever one time posting a positive comment.

So if your definition of support the team boils down to wanting to fire the coach, I’m just going to stick with my plan here. And have a lot more fun at it I can pretty much guarantee.

AltamahaDawg

April 6th, 2012
9:26 am

BTW, you talk down my inability to “demand”. Tell me how you are doing one thing differently in the “reality check” zone.

Because I would define “demand” in term of something real. YOU are the one so convinced we need a new coach. How it doing nothing not FAR worse on you.

SEC Fan Club

April 6th, 2012
9:45 am

please sign Richt for life….we love a good laugh…

FLA DAWG

April 6th, 2012
9:58 am

Case in point…..Dawg Nation demanded a change in D.C. from Martinez.
We got it in Grantham. And Grantham has made big strides in our D.

If Bobo and Richt are the guys you want to hang your Dawg Cap on then forget about being able to compete with Miles or Saban.

Are you with me at least that far?

UGA Always!

April 6th, 2012
10:02 am

“but the coach may be under more pressure with greater expectations.”
-I expect more players to get arrested than last year.

SEC Fan Club

April 6th, 2012
10:05 am

seriously, who in the SEC would rush to hire CMR??….catch-me kiss-me Richt-ball won’t work in the west…UT knows what you have and would pass…UK, probably, but who would care…TAMU or Mizzou might in a couple of years after realizing Big 12 flag-ball won’t work in the SEC…guess you’re stuck for now…

AltamahaDawg

April 6th, 2012
10:06 am

So, you think its was the Dawg Nation’s “demands” that got got us Grantham? You cannot be serious.

James Ainsworth

April 6th, 2012
10:06 am

The point that Coach Richt has had a number of players dismissed or left too me is a good thing and shows that Georgia will not tolerate this type of B.S., Unlike Alabama , or others , just to win a National Championship!

I want Georgia to win a National Championship, but more than that, I like when Georgia recruits players that don’t want to comply with the strict conduct rules are gone. The players that are left are worth more than any star by their name and Georgia can be proud of that!

Oh by the way, how many Georgia players are on the Alabama team and I wonder why? Could it possible be that they are allowed to flaunt rules without any reprecussions? Alabama is a team that has won several championships and I applaud the team for that, but to continously redicule and flaunt their accomplishments without acknowledging their standards are much lower in football that most other teams in the SEC and Nationally for conduct is really unbelievable!

I can think of many coaches that seem to be doing things right, why can’t Alabama? The statue of Coach Saban should include the championship trophy in one hand and in the other hand a paper saying if I over-sign or find a better player, you may not receive your promised and scholarship. Please sign .

an observer from afar

April 6th, 2012
10:10 am

With fans like James, you guys have quite a future. Get your Gator Bowl tickets today. Nothing like watching the dawgs lose twice a year in the state of Florida.

FLA DAWG

April 6th, 2012
10:10 am

You actually think Dawg Nation had nothing to do unloading Martinez!?

You just lost any credibility you had left.

typical uga-holic

April 6th, 2012
10:14 am

We will win a National Championship every year for the next 5-10 years. We are Georgia! Go dawgs!

AltamahaDawg

April 6th, 2012
10:18 am

We obvious exist in two seprate realities.

What I recall is that Richt promoted a member of the staff, who did a pretty admirable job for a couple of years. Then in 2008 the defense was completly decimated by injuries. Richt basically gave his staff 2009 to recover out of fairness, they did not, then he made a move. Took his time, did a complte search and made a great hire.

So you critisize the methods that Richt make staff decision, but its actually the very reason a guy like Grantham left his NFL job to come here.

You liked the hire, But wanted Richt fired in 2010, when everybody knew it was going to be an adjustment to Grantham.

So as is typical, you take a Good thing, and just look for a ways to portray is as a negative.

alpharetta alice

April 6th, 2012
10:20 am

are the rednecks still lined up to ring that stupid bell like in that commercial? what a bunch of clowns. tennessee gonna spank that bottom this year, just get ready.

SEC Fan Club

April 6th, 2012
10:24 am

Took his time, did a complte search and made a great hire.

wasn’t CTG his 4th or 5th choice? after this season, you’ll see the staff slinking away from the carnage of a 6-6 season. see Dooley/Tennessee for details.

AltamahaDawg

April 6th, 2012
10:24 am

So, if you complain loud enough, Richt will fire himself, is the moral to that story.

AltamahaDawg

April 6th, 2012
10:29 am

No I don’t believe he was the 4th or fifth choice. I believe by ALL accounts, Grantham was in the very first short list, along with a few of the best DC in the country. A couple of which were never going to be in a position (and made no sense for them to move). I do think there was a process of setting the market price for the hire, and of the 2 or 3 serious contenders in the end, Grantham was the one that worked out. Isn’t that pretty much how everybody gets hired?

AltamahaDawg

April 6th, 2012
10:31 am

SEC fan, please enlighten us with your unbiased football knowledge. What 6 teams are you willing to go on record as predicting they beat Georgia this year?

typical uga-holic

April 6th, 2012
10:34 am

Hey, I just realized that we are 24-15 in the last 3 years! That sucks big-time. Why am I such a big CMR fan again?

SEC Fan Club

April 6th, 2012
10:37 am

SC, Vandy, UT, UF, Mizzou, Tech…all will beat UGA this season.

AltamahaDawg

April 6th, 2012
10:39 am

So you are saying as a typical UGA fans, you don’t think 24-15 is a very good record over the past 3 yrs? Ok. That seems about right. Your point would be what?

alpharetta alice

April 6th, 2012
10:41 am

you think it is a good record? you are a typical uga dummy fan.

SEC Fan Club

April 6th, 2012
10:50 am

Rumor has it that UGA is working with electronic manufacturers to develop gameday ankle monitors.

DawginLex

April 6th, 2012
12:12 pm

Good one!

I have never heard that before!

Must have stayed up late and worked on that one with your mommy!

Congrats!

Vampire Bill

April 6th, 2012
2:55 pm

Really you have to wonder what the upside of Mark Richt is? You always hear he’s such a great man but when does that equate to the football program? Dawgs have more than their share of arrests and drug use. Graduation rates are decent but so many players transfer.

Many people question his leadership on the field. Tired old offensive scheme from Bobby Bowden. Strength and conditioning has always been just adequate at best. Game plan logic changes during the heat of the battle isn’t notable.

When will the 41-10 beatings from the top tier teams stop?

B C Dawg

April 6th, 2012
3:48 pm

Vampire —- You are about as comical as sec fan club and probably the same poster, Either a Techiie or an Obsessed with Dawgs Alabam supporter. Hard to understand that obsession cause we have not played in years and doubt if you make to SEC chanpionship game again this year.

DawgByte

April 6th, 2012
7:39 pm

Bill King -

Give it a rest will you. Can’t you find something else to right about than this tired storyline? Do you or anyone else really know that Mark Richt was on the “Hot Seat” last year? It’s pure speculation and this continuous saga is just bone headed at beast and at worst is dragging down the program. In 2011 we beat Tenn., Fla., GT and trounced AU. That’s a national championship in my book any team you can pull that off and I don’t care how down those teams are… they are rivals and beating them feels great.

FLA DAWG

April 7th, 2012
11:43 pm

Has AltamahaDawg ever had an original thought of his own or does he just come on this site to peruse the posts and disagree with whomever he thinks he can outblog?

In my opinion he’s not suceeded in either case.

But that’s just my opinion and I could be wrong.

EB

April 8th, 2012
12:31 am

Very much on the hot seat!!

AngryD

April 8th, 2012
10:00 am

mark this down–Ga wins the SEC in 2012! The Dog D will dominate the conference with all those dream team running backs, the Dogs will light up the scorebord.

BulldogBen

April 9th, 2012
10:21 am

AngryD, those dream RB’s need to have an Offensive Line to run behind and right now, it’s a horror show up front. John Theus better be the real deal and be ale to play immediately.

The reason most people are STILL skeptical is that we haven’t beaten a Top 25 team since 2009.

There are many completely justified reasons to take a wait and see approach this year.

Kelly

April 10th, 2012
12:54 pm

Seems reasonable to me. I think this may be the telling year for Richt. After the failure of 08 (the worst disappointment I can recall as a life-long fan), it’s essential that Richt succeed. The CG is a different matter. We’ll have to see how teams evolve throughout the season, so to say a CG loss means another UGA flop is a stretch at this point.