Fan talk: G-Day surprises and the Aaron Murray ‘conspiracy’ theories

Ricky Lowe runs for a surprise touchdown during the G-Day game. (Johnny Crawford / AJC)

Ricky Lowe runs for a surprise touchdown during the G-Day game. (Johnny Crawford / AJC)

Let’s jump right into a sampling of recent Junkyard Mail …

Ken Crow writes: Bill, I really enjoy the Blawg and your down-the-middle approach to fandom. You’re not afraid to criticize when you think it’s warranted, but you remain supportive of Coach Richt and the program and don’t continually harp on the negatives. I also appreciate your obvious love for the school and your hometown of Athens. I really wanted to get to the Classic City for G-Day this year but wasn’t able to because of some family stuff. I enjoyed your report from the game and was encouraged by what you said about the quarterbacks, running backs and defense. So who surprised you most at G-Day?

Thanks, Ken. While I thought Jay Rome’s long touchdown catch-run was the highlight of the day, it wasn’t particularly surprising, as I’d expected him to do well. And I was pleasantly surprised by the play of the starting offensive line. But I think the biggest surprise for me probably was the play of linebacker Ramik Wilson, who led the Red team defense with seven tackles (two for loss) and an interception that he returned 19 yards. And, of course, there was the play where Reuben Faloughi knocked the ball away from Black QB Parker Welch and unheralded senior defensive lineman Ricky Lowe grabbed the ball in midair and ran it back 62 yards for a touchdown, probably the highlight of his playing career at UGA. Those are the moments that make G-Day games fun.

Ed from Avondale Estates writes: So I’ve heard [Isaiah] Crowell has grown up and looks great, [Keith] Marshall is the real deal and Boo Malcome had a great spring. I’ve even gotten the position-of-the-day updates on Richard Samuel. Why no [Todd] Gurley updates? I have high hopes for that kid and he’s gotten no spring press. What’s the word?

The word is he’s still in high school. Gurley was not one of the UGA signees who enrolled early this year. But the coaches are very high on his potential and while he’ll start out preseason camp in August behind all the other tailbacks, I have a feeling his talent will show pretty quickly. Perhaps even enough for him to avoid taking a redshirt season in a crowded tailback corps.

Richard Hong writes: I wish someone would write an article that would explain why the QB position is not a wide open competition to see who should be the starter for this year. Sorry, but my untrained eyes just don’t see why people think [Aaron] Murray is such a good QB. He throws a lot of interceptions, makes a lot of bad decisions, can’t get out of the pocket when he needs to, fumbles when he does run and CANNOT throw the ball on the run. So please, would someone tell me what I’m not seeing?

On a similar note, Michael Jones writes: I like Aaron Murray but I am concerned with his accuracy and his trend of turning the ball over in big games that absolutely kill the Dawgs. Have you heard of outside the box training for Murray to get him to be more accurate and protecting the football? He got us to the SEC Championship game, I just want to see him make the next step.

There's a reason national sports media are high on Aaron Murray. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

There's a reason national sports media are high on Aaron Murray. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

I know there’s a segment of Bulldogs fandom that’s very down on Murray and convinced that Mark Richt and Mike Bobo are blindly letting him hold on to the starting quarterback’s job despite the obvious talents of backups Hutson Mason and Christian LeMay. Some folks even believe there’s some sort of “conspiracy” to keep Murray in a job he doesn’t deserve. I suppose some fans are remembering how Jim Donnan fell in love with Quincy Carter and ran off all his other quarterbacks. But this situation is nothing like that one. There’s a reason Murray made some All-SEC teams and is routinely cited by national sports media as one of the best QBs in the conference. He was the SEC’s No. 2 passer, throwing for 3,149 yards and 35 touchdowns a season ago. He ranked second in passing yards per game, second in total offense and fourth in passing efficiency. Of the returning quarterbacks in FBS football, only Southern Cal’s Matt Barkley threw for more touchdowns (37) in 2011 than Murray. Yes, Murray threw too many interceptions last season and had a couple of very costly fumbles. Richt himself has noted Murray needs to do a better job of taking care of the football. But as I wrote when we discussed Murray in January, the argument can be made that his tendency to fumble or throw a pick 6 at the worst possible time might be at least in part attributable to the sketchy protection he was getting from Georgia’s erratic offensive line and, in the last couple of games, the lack of a consistent running attack. This year he’ll again open the season behind a questionable OL, but he should have a much more potent, consistent group of running backs, which Bobo has said he thinks will make Murray a better quarterback. And sheer experience should help Murray make better on-field decisions and improve his ball security. He’s a good on-field leader and showed in last year’s Florida game that he can make big-time throws in tough situations, especially those two fourth-down touchdowns. I know, the knock on him is that he’s yet to beat a really good team. And I’ll agree that Mason and LeMay both show a lot of potential. But, frankly, from what I’ve seen so far, neither one is ready yet to supplant Murray.

Devon Wade writes: Bill, I am a former Tucker Tiger and if you know anything about Ga. high school football you will know that Tucker High School has been a UGA pipeline for several years now. It is most definitely Dawg Country. However, when I graduated high school I landed at a small liberal arts college right outside of Columbia, Mo. (right in the middle of Tiger Country). My roommate during my entire time in college is a die-hard Mizzou fan, and of course I am a Dawg through and through. We have always joked around about whose team would win if the two ever faced. Well lo and behold the semester AFTER we graduate they become division rivals and I know he has been salivating with the recent suspensions of key players going into that game in Columbia (which I will be at with him). I am still confident that between now and then CMR can get some players to fill in the holes in the secondary and I think our front seven can get enough pressure to make [Mizzou quarterback James] Franklin more uncomfortable than he has ever been. I believe our defense is still more talented than theirs even without several starters. Should I have reason to still be confident that we can pick up the W in Columbia minus key players? Appreciate your consideration. Big fan of the Blawg.

Thanks. I tend to agree with you, Devon. While Georgia won’t enter the game against Missouri at full-strength, I think the Dogs’ defensive front seven will be formidable. And from what I saw last year of Mizzou’s defense, I don’t believe it’s yet SEC-ready.

Richard Judy writes: Enjoyed your comment about my hero, Fred Birchmore. I am a ’73 UGA grad, and just after graduating I hiked the Appalachian Trail from Maine back to Georgia. Fred and [son] Danny read an article I wrote in the old AJC Sunday Magazine and asked me to counsel them on their upcoming Georgia to Maine AT thru-hike. I was invited into the Birchmore home and quickly discovered what special people these were. Fred and Danny needed no advice from me, but they made me feel like a real friend. A few years back, when my daughter was a J-school student at UGA, she contacted Fred about doing a story for the old UGAzine publication. He treated her like royalty and said very kind things to her about her old man. Fred was a class act, the kind of man who deserved a century of high-quality living.

Thanks, Richard. You’re right that the Birchmores are a very special family and Athens and UGA are both much better off for them having been there.

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739 comments Add your comment

Neutral

April 23rd, 2012
4:22 pm

BC 75
When is the “live feed”?

Dawg Alum

April 23rd, 2012
4:30 pm

@Cool Beans

That is a good question. I think Dawg Fan and Neutral are the best pro-UGa bloggers….and Tide Role and Thomas Brown are the biggest anti-UGa posters. What do you think?

cool beans

April 23rd, 2012
4:35 pm

I’d say 7576dawg and flat tire are my favorite pro-dawgs; evil empire and Thomas Brown on the anti-side.

Dawg Alum

April 23rd, 2012
4:39 pm

Oh yea, Dawginlex is really pro-UGa and evil empire is obnoxiously anti……he may be kc’s alter ego

O CORD!

April 23rd, 2012
4:48 pm

AM HAS NOT DELIVERED IN THE CLUTCH, PERIOD!!!

SSIgator

April 23rd, 2012
4:50 pm

evil empire -

When the market closed today, KFT was down 1.4% and closed at $37.99. Good news is that the Kool-Aid sales should really help boost their stock since the volume consumed will really start ramping up now that the UGA spring practice is over. Since Kraft sells over 600 million gallons of Kool-Aid each year, that direct pipeline from Dalton to Athens realyy makes a lot of sense and will certainly cut back on shipping costs.

Dawg Alum

April 23rd, 2012
4:54 pm

Cool beans
Yes indeed…..I agree with your choices, forgot about them. Looks like we agree on Thomas Brown and evil empire. I think Thomas is a GT fan and evil empire is definitely a SC fan since he doesn’t use capitals in his name and writes like a 3rd grader

cool beans

April 23rd, 2012
5:11 pm

Where did Parker go? Once the guy welcomed us to this “historic event”, i clicked off of it. Historic? I doubt it.

cool beans

April 23rd, 2012
5:14 pm

Never mind, I see he chose UCLA. Why are these top in-state athletes leaving? Something is amiss in Athens.

Neutral

April 23rd, 2012
6:04 pm

Dawg Alum……thanks for your vote.
Cool Beans…..where’s the love?

Speaking of love……I vote for Alpharetta Alice. All “alpha” females from Milton are awesome!!!

I agree with you guys on Thomas Brown and Evil Empire…..both are meatheads!!!

fanniepack

April 23rd, 2012
6:06 pm

AJ McCaron = 7-1 in 1st 8 starts as a Freshman
Connor Shaw = 7-1 in 1st 8 starts as a Sophmore
Aaron Murray = 4-4 in 1st 8 starts as a Freshman

fanniepack

April 23rd, 2012
6:09 pm

AJ = 5-4 vs. ranked teams
Shaw= 2-1 vs. ranked teams
Murray = 0-9 vs. ranked teams

fanniepack

April 23rd, 2012
6:11 pm

AJ = 67% completions
Shaw = 65% completions
Murray = 59% completions

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 23rd, 2012
6:28 pm

Neutral………..Alpharetta Alice has said on these blogs she HATES the State of Georgia and she wishes she could Move. I guess she a Dawg. A Yard Dawg that is chained to a tree in Georgia she can’t get away from.

Neutral

April 23rd, 2012
6:31 pm

But she has great legs so hush up!!!

fanniepack

April 23rd, 2012
6:35 pm

Murray will beat his first ranked team in 2019.

SteelCurtainRod

April 23rd, 2012
6:38 pm

Murray doesn’t really stack up to AJ & Connor. Anyone surprised? The question is, how do you QB 9 games, and lose every one of them? That’s pretty hard to do. Most QB’s have enough leadership to get their teammates going to at least get a win. AJ & Shaw both have winning records against ranked teams, what is Murray doing wrong?

Neutral

April 23rd, 2012
6:40 pm

Cool Beans,
Don’t worry about losing Parker. If he is as good as advertised…..he will be a “one and done” type player like the entire KY starting line-up this year. We need 3 and 4 star players who will stick around for 3-4 years. Yes, it would have been fun having Parker, but the fun would have been short lived. Heck, I’m still wondering why he didn’t want to go to KY and start next year.

camelappearance

April 23rd, 2012
6:43 pm

I can say this. A side by side comparison reveals some differences between AJ Mc & A. Murray against ranked teams.

a) Murray is not near as accurate as McCarron
b) Murray throws 5 or 6 times more interceptions against ranked teams, than McCarron does

FruityDog

April 23rd, 2012
6:47 pm

All comes back to leadership. QB has to get the best out of his teammates. You see guys like AJ McCarron doing this, and even Connor Shaw, and getting great wins over big time ranked teams. You can either lead, or you can’t.

Murray has had 9 chances to lead his troops to victory against a big time ranked opponent. They’ve lost every battle in those 9 competitions with Murray as their leader.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 23rd, 2012
6:48 pm

The Vols QB Bray IMO has more talent and potential than MURRAY. The Vols are just a worse team than UGa right now.

FruityDog

April 23rd, 2012
6:56 pm

Murray’s approach to leadership is: show teammates how much film you can watch.

At some point, Aaron Murray has to do something for the team, like lead ON THE FIELD his team to an impressive victory against a top 25 team.

LEADERSHIP = WATCHING FILM?
LEADERSHIP= BEATING TOP 25 TEAMS?

That’s the difference between Murray & Shaw and AJ.

Nobama

April 23rd, 2012
6:56 pm

Just say yes to hope and change. Yes, I hope there is a change.

Dawgs should win SEC East (or tie SC for it) and beat Florida this season.

FruityDog

April 23rd, 2012
7:06 pm

John Maxwell, Leadership expert, on level of leadership, PRODUCTION:
“Production qualifies and separates true leaders from people who merely occupy leadership positions. Good leaders always make things happen. They get results. They can make a significant impact on an organization. Not only are they productive individually, but they also are able to help the team produce.”

Murray seems stuck, for 2 years, at level 2 of the 5 leadership levels. He has the position of leadership and right title (level 1), he has some good relationships with his teammates (level 2). But no organization team wins against ranked teams (level 3).

evil empire

April 23rd, 2012
7:07 pm

SSI-

That post gave me a semi. I would say let’s get a room, but I can’t afford one. If you promise to be extra quiet we can play tummy sticks in my mom’s basement, though. Call me!

FruityDog

April 23rd, 2012
7:12 pm

Murray has even struggled against WINNING teams, let’s lower the bar.

His career record against WINNING TEAMS? 4 & 10.

Cmdawg99

April 23rd, 2012
7:27 pm

There was this guy who attended church regularly. He expressed to the pastor, pastor I would bring more people if you gave a better sermon. Pastor looks at him and says, “I would give a better sermon, if you brought more people.”
Bobo: Arron Murray / offensive line, OL / Arron Murray
Put in another quarterback occasionally ( for one or two series) and see what happens you (we) might be surprised. Wasn’t their another quarterback that spring game. That was experience wasn’t it?
Question for bobo: how does a quarterback gain experience??? Tic toc. Tic toc ……Bing….. Answer: You give it to them… Genius

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

April 23rd, 2012
7:49 pm

@ Cool Beans:

It is definitely either CMR or A. Murray’s fault that Parker didn’t sign with UGA………………..or maybe CRG

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

April 23rd, 2012
7:55 pm

@ Dog Alum(4:54pm post)

Bro you need to apologize to 3rd graders everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!

How would you like it if someone compared you to evil empire???

Dog Alum = DGD

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

April 23rd, 2012
8:01 pm

@ SSI gator;

Don’t you think the Gators need your help and sympathy more than UGA or are you like the GT trolls???

Nothing going for your team so you try to mingle unnoticed in somebody/anybody else’s blog.

LMAO

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

April 23rd, 2012
8:10 pm

“I wished that we would have held on to Mettenberger”

That is all we need to know about you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tide roll

April 23rd, 2012
8:20 pm

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

April 23rd, 2012
8:31 pm

@ Kool:

Thanks for proving my point!!!!

If the object is to WIN games then CMR has done a BETTER job than those 2 hotdoggers you listed.

It doesn’t matter if CMR won some of those games by forfiet. They still go in the WIN column.

You can dodge and rant any way you like but the fact is CMR has a better win/loss record than Miles or Saban. I’ll never understand how or why you did it but thanks again for proving my point!!!

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS:

Are you also posting under the handle CAROLINA GC??? If so someone must have told you that Spurrier FINALLY got the Nappy Headed Chikuns above .500 for the first time in their pathetic history.

If not, I apologize profusely because that person is very seriously ill. I have heard of people that don’t know anything but CarolinaGC(aka we love finally getting to .500) doesn’t even suspect anything.

Besides I like your style GT

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

April 23rd, 2012
8:35 pm

@ Evil empire:

Congrats on FInally making it to .500!!!!

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dawg Alum

April 23rd, 2012
8:45 pm

@Brainiac @7:55

OK, OK…..I made a mistake……I meant to say an Alabama 3rd grader!!!

And Dude you are way off base @7:49…….I know as a fact that we lost Parker because of Bobo’s play calling. This is fact so don’t try to argue Pal.

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

April 23rd, 2012
8:45 pm

I guess Saban did NOT want T. Parker………………………….oops!!!! Wrong sport!!!!!!!!!

kingdaddy

April 23rd, 2012
8:58 pm

Brainiac
I’m going to have to report you for mental and emotional abuse of minors and the mentally challenged. Sorry, but you brought this on yourself…

kingdaddy

April 23rd, 2012
9:01 pm

Brain
Please keep your comments to 6th graders and up. Thank you…

Dawg Alum

April 23rd, 2012
9:02 pm

I just spoke with Parker and he said he really wanted to come to Georgia, but he just can’t handle the fact that UGa has not won a NC in football in so many years….unlike UCLA. He said it was all Murray’s fault since he hasn’t beaten a ranked team. Parker said a good example was the way Murray let that little Dude in the LSU game get past him twice on punt returns. Dang….it is all Murray’s fault we lost Parker and to LSU. Let’s can Murray and play a rookie who covers punts better.

Neutral

April 23rd, 2012
9:21 pm

Dawg Alum,

You are hysterical and so correct. I have been preaching this forever that Murray has made big mistakes at very bad times, but the “TEAM” lost those games….not Murray. It is OK to be concerned about every aspect of our team, but let’s be focused on the whole package and not just one individual. Let’s quit being so obsessed with one person. I for one believe the maturity will shine through and Murray and the Dawgs will have a great year. We may not win a NC or SEC title, but we need to remember that we are in an incredibly tough conference and to win 10 games is something to be proud of. Unfortunately some Dawg fans have become so spoiled that anything short of a NC is considered failure. Go Dawgs!!!

kingdaddy

April 23rd, 2012
9:49 pm

If UGA doesn’t go 14-0, I say fire everyone, including the ticket takers and hotdog salesmen! Just don’t fire the beer guys.lol… We’re dissapointed over a 10-4 season only because we should have been 12-2 . This year, 11-3 to 12-2 is very realistic and anything less is crap. I don’t want to lose any games but I would be happy with at least a 12 win season. Go Dawgs…

THE Dixie Redcoat Band

April 23rd, 2012
10:56 pm

Actually, we were at The Orange Bowl when UGA/Fran beat Mizzou.
However, don’t think for a minute that Mizzou will roll over and play dead.

THE Dixie Redcoat Band

April 23rd, 2012
10:58 pm

Just checked the official UGA site, Bama still listed?
Somebody plz wake up the AD.

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

April 23rd, 2012
11:32 pm

@ Dawg Alum & Neutral: = DGDs

Feels really good to see two decent and sane posts.

When anyone starts saying that if Dawgs don’t win more than X number of games fire the coach or fire somebody or something, you are looking at a mentally challenged person. Nobody wins all their games and all it does is verify you are dealing with idiots.

Fortunately those idiots have zero control over ANYBODY”S firing in Dawg Nation and CMR will be in Athens a loooooooooooooonnnngggggggg time,

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

April 23rd, 2012
11:37 pm

@ Kingdaddy:

I agree because I recognize sarcasm when I see it!!!!!!!!

Which 2 games do you think we should have won???

I say SC and Michigan State!!!!!!!!!!

Thomas Brown

April 24th, 2012
6:27 am

kingdaddy

April 23rd, 2012
9:49 pm

We’re dissapointed over a 10-4 season only because we should have been 12-2 . This year, 11-3 to 12-2 is very realistic and anything less is crap. I don’t want to lose any games but I would be happy with at least a 12 win season. Go Dawgs…

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SMU Lost to teams such as Tulsa, Southern Miss, Texas A&M, Houston, Navy but beat TCU who also Lost to teams such as Baylor who Lost to teams such as Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M; yet, TCU beat Boise State – excuse me, we were the far more talented team against Boise State and coached our far more talented players like crudola. We were destroyed in our Secondary – eaten alive. They beat us by 2 touchdowns coming all the way across the country to the Georgia Dome where I wasted $ 20 on a Bust Boise jersey while 2 of our “LEADERS” Aaron Murray Tweet pre-game goin’ to dome to get some fannies and Brandon Boykin Kick the ball to me I dare you – to which our Coach said : “Now, you’ll just have to go out there and back it up.” On the kick-off directly in front of me, he slipped in the end zone and couldn’t get his tracking, an on-going issue for us all day long and not for them –yet our Coach has played teams there how many times now ? SEVEN (7) times now Mark Richt has played at the Georgia Dome and our players cannot be coached by talking to Falcons or anyone else about how you get traction on that turf ? How is it that Boise State figured it out ? 2,175 miles from Boise State to the game one and a half days of hard driving and they had traction, but we didn’t when we were supposed to have to just go out there and prove it according to our Coach. No sense whatsoever that we were DOMINATED by our Inability to stop the forward pass. Pitiful, our QB threw gas on the fire in that game with his 7 rushes with and an INTERCEPTION and minus 33 yards on 6 sacks 16 of 29 is only 55 % Completion Percentage and we had all these 5-Star and 4-Star recruits while they had at most 2-Star players they lined up against. NO WAY we were to lose that game here. NO WAY. They won the game because their QB was FAR BETTER than our QB that day, head-to-head and it the difference.

Auburn, who made no top 25 poll at all whatsoever of all the 50 polls out there and they beat South Carolina. We backed into The Blow-Out of Biblical Proportions in the 2nd to the last game 10-42 because Auburn beat South Carolina but we couldn’t; they and Arkansas who we didn’t have to play either, and Alabama we didn’t have to play. We did play LSU so 10-42 to show for that debacle. South Carolina had no business beating us, but they did, didn’t they ? Remember how this Loss happened ? Aaron Murray 2 FUMBLES on only 6 carries for 11 yards, INTERCEPTION and 2 SACKS thrown around back there like a RAG DOLL. Pitiful, this Loss is on Aaron Murray and in fact Aaron Murray – like he did in the Boise State game to ruin er uh I mean start the season – has found that the BETTER QUARTERBACK that day head-to-head is always THE OTHER QB FOR THE OTHER TEAM that day head-to-head. They won the game because their QB was FAR BETTER than our QB that day, head-to-head and it the difference. Aaron Murray threw the game away for us. Arkansas DOMINATED South Carolina and a poor Auburn team DOMINATED South Carolina’s offense. Yet our Offense’s QB simply handed the game, like it was a fixed game, to South Carolina.

LSU ? Be honest, we could not and have not been able to beat ANY team making ANY top 25 every single game of Aaron Murray’s lackluster career, requiring him now to have to win every game but 1 to beat David Greene’s RECORD for Wins as a Starting QB with but 16 wins and only 28 remaining games possible to get past 42 wins as our Starting QB. Puny Aaron Murray needs 27 wins to beat David Greene’s RECORD. There are two 14-game seasons remaining. We were never going to beat LSU or Alabama or even Arkansas for that matter. NO WAY. Loss, but before we move on from Loss vs LSU, thus not supposed to win this game, let’s cement the numbers again that tell the story of the game : 10-42 LSU : 8 carries minus 5 yards, 1 Fumble, 2 interceptions, 16 of 40 passing 1 TD, 4 Sacks. 39 percent pass completions for our QB and yet he threw 40 passes, and kingdaddy hates pass-happy offenses ? Great Scott. I believe in calling it like it is too, but I don’t take pot shots at someone saying the EXACT SAME AS I, and then AGREE RIGHT DOWN THE LINE that for the season we had 469 passing plays on the season and of all SEC teams, we were dead last except for Arkansas who clearly was before John L. Smith as a PASS-HAPPY OFFENSE. We’re The University of Ground Attack. You watch. We will do the same 2012, and YOU KNOW IT. Every year, that is all we do, fling the ball around without a care in the world. We didn’t teach Matthew Stafford to VALUE THE FOOTBALL, anymore than we have puny never take an NFL snap Aaron Murray.

South Florida, hapless Michigan, Arizona State with a Losing Record for the season beat Southern California yet they too beat Notre Dame, and Florida State with Losses such as Weak Forest and Virginia beat Notre Dame in the CHUMPS “sports” bowl, but NOTRE DAME beat Michigan State and we cannot ? Get real folks, that was a HORRID GAME by Aaron Murray again, and he again head-to-head that day FAR WORSE than Michigan State’s QB who once again just ate our Secondary alive. Have to go the whole the field, and it only because of our INEPT OFFENSE, and still their QB – who do you think of NFL Advisory Committee advised Aaron Murray when he threw his name in the hat to “FIND OUT” AM said, when the game is on the line and you just have to go the field and engineer a group of your teammates to the win ? I think of JOE MONTANA. ICE WATER IN HIS VEINS. JOE COOL. Puny Aaron Murray ? I cringe to think of him with the ball BALLHOG he is, PASS-HAPPY checking out of plays at the line of scrimmage not designed for him to have the ball in his hands to screw up, and staying in the plays called from the sidelines for his number, like he is our Spring MVP 7 of 17 for 41 percent after finishing 2011 season # 72 in the nation in passing completion percentages. NOT LEARNED A THING, not taught a thing and everyone wants Mike Bobo to be demoted to QB coach, yeah right. Why ? Because that was his profession when Mark Richt STOLE HIM from Jacksonville State ?

EXCUSE ME – we BLEW 3 GAMES. I was VERY DISAPPOINTED with the entire season which I thought we would be 13-1 in which by the way, is my PREDICTION I have maintained for 2012 as well (Anti-Dawg ? Huh ? You’re a PRO-DAWG with your HOMER COMMENTS on how GREAT we were winning 10-games in 2011? No, you’re NOT.) And to be far more accurate our QB was WAY WORSE head-to-head than their QB in all 11 losses to-date by our Starting QB needing 27 wins in his last 28 games (Uh huh, yeah right) to beat 42 wins RECORD by David Greene.

Neutral

April 24th, 2012
6:41 am

Good morning Thomas Brown…..it didn’t take long for you to get cranked-up with your anti UGa rants. We had a lot of fun talking about you last night and how you try to make everyone think you are rambling because you love UGa. Just the contrary because you da enemy and we know it. Time for your meds.

Old Dawg

April 24th, 2012
6:46 am

“Unfortunately some Dawg fans have become so spoiled that anything short of a NC is considered failure.”

When have we even sniffed at a NC? I have said it many times – I would love a ten-win season, if we were playing good football and the only reason we lost was the other team was just better. But we are NOT playing good football. We are allowing Vandy to block a punt when everyone and his brother knows they are out to do that. We are throwing wild passes in overtime at the Ga-Fla game that get intercepted, rather than be conservative. We are fumbling and throwing interceptions rather than take a sack and it is costing us wins. Michigan State was NOT the better team at our bowl game. We LOST that game, they didn’t win it. We LOST against Carolina, they even said they did not win that game. In the others, we made wins while playing mediocre football.

Come on, play some good football, and I will shut up about our head coach.

Thomas Brown

April 24th, 2012
7:54 am

Interesting Point, DIRECTLY in reply to yet another FLAME POST – nothing but a PERSONAL ATTACK by “Neutral” aka LOSER HOMER who thinks I am the ISSUE. Excuse me, Neutral what about this reply DIRECTLY to YOU ? Ignore its points too ?

That’s all you do. And, brag about 10-win season for us Neutral. You’re NOT Neutral. You’re a HOMER. You think we did great playing 4 teams who made it to any top 25 and LOSING ALL 4, as Old Dawg tells YOU.

But, it is I who is to blame. I, who am NOT a Bulldog and you who ARE by your accounting of it. Well, you’ve posted that only EVERY POST from the beginning of time. Hung that hat on me ? 300 others such as Old Dawg here DIRECTLY TO YOU, and you what ?

IGNORE HIS POINTS TOO ?

Same points as mine, I point out. Old Dawg is a Bulldog. He’s a Bulldogs’ fan and I am a Georgia tek fan. Clearly, the most stupid statement repeated as YOUR ONLY POINT every day – the same. I’m a Georgia tek fan you calculate with your superior brain.

Uh, huh.

Got me there. Obviously, I am a Georgia tek fan – which explains my every word of Georgia tek. No sir, I am and you are NOT a Bulldog, same as Old Dawg.

And, it wasn’t just that Notre Dame with that HORRIBLE FOOTBALL TEAM and their coach 8-5 twice now on the HOTSEAT for IT. Not just Notre Dame who beat Michigan State. Ohio State a 6-7 team beat Wisconsin. But Michigan State cannot beat Wisconsin. They did beat us, when Aaron Murray THREW ANOTHER GAME. Does he get money from someone in Las Vegas for these on-going showings of his in EVERY GAME against any team he should beat and instead because of his own, BLUNDERS, loses to ? Nebraska got beat by the likes of LOSING RECORD 6-7 Northwestern. Nebraska beat Michigan State. Nebraska lost to Michigan who lost to Iowa a 7-6 hapless team. But they beat Michigan State. We were supposed to beat South Carolina ACCORDING TO EVERY POSTER ON THIS BLOG, even today EVERYONE HERE says UGA should have beat South Carolina. South Carolina beat Nebraska. But Michigan State cannot beat Nebraska, just us. Michigan State playing their CUPCAKE SCHEDULE in the Big 10 er uh Big 13 or whatever it is. Michigan State BEAT by Nebraska, by Wisconsin, and by Notre Dame for Heaven’s Sake; and yet they beat UGA and what ? Michigan State should NOT have won the game.

Your reply.

You’re no Bulldog Thomas Brown. I am the Bulldog. Watch me. You say. Make a point, such as Old Dawg in ADDITION directly to you, that we ain’t playing football, and what do you say as this supposed great Bulldog fan ? You’re a Georgia tek fan, Thomas Brown.

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kingdaddy April 23rd, 2012 1:04 pm

“T.B I try to call them like I see them. I don’t like a pass-happy offense. I will be one of the first, calling for Murrays, Bobos and Richts ears if they don’t get the job done early. The thing is I believe Murray deserves to start, at least until he screws the pooch. Give him a chance this year and if it doesn’t work out, can him and give Mason a shot…”
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Game Changer

April 24th, 2012
8:10 am

Aaron Murray has stopped the growth of GA football for two years now and it will continue in 2012 per the one and only idiot Mark Richt.

After the words spoken by Mark Richt on air during G-Day Game, the fact that Mason has not set up to transfer is “CRAZY”. I fault Mason’s family for not directing their son to move and not die on the bench.

The future 2013 QB commited to sign at GA is not very good at this time, but at least he has height and time to improve, MURRAY SUCKS