National media loves this Dawg — why don’t all UGA fans?

Sporting News ranks Aaron Murray one of the top 25 college players in the country. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Sporting News ranks Aaron Murray one of the top 25 college players in the country. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Matt Hayes of the Sporting News released his annual post-spring ranking of the top 25 players in college football, and two Georgia Bulldogs made the list, which was topped by Southern Cal quarterback Matt Barkley.

The first Dawg making the top 25 won’t surprise anyone: Jarvis Jones, who picked up an award as the nation’s top linebacker at the G-Day game, was ranked No. 5 on the list. The breakdown: “Disruptive edge rusher, sure tackler, defensive leader. The perfect combination.” And Hayes quotes an NFL scout as saying Jones is “the prototypical 3-4 outside linebacker. A top five [overall] guy.”

The other UGA player on the list? Aaron Murray, who some UGA fans don’t even think is the best quarterback on the team!

Hayes’ breakdown on Murray: “A fiery, tough competitor with good NFL measurables who has improved every season. Can he lead the Dawgs to a big season?” And an NFL scout says: “He still makes too many poor decisions, and his accuracy is a big question. But you love his moxie and intangibles.”

Hayes and the scout pretty well sum up the upside and downside of Murray, who was the subject of a heated fan Junkyard Mail discussion over the weekend that spilled over onto local sports talk radio in Atlanta Tuesday.

Why the disconnect between the way national sports media see Murray and the grumbling he inspires among some Georgia fans?

Part of it, I think, is the natural tendency of fans to complain about starting quarterbacks (ditto offensive coordinators/playcallers). I remember fans griping about Matt Stafford’s decision-making. And as rock-solid and successful as David Greene was, there was a minor QB controversy for a while early in his tenure, sparked by supporters of D.J Shockley, who thought he ought to get more playing time or be the starter. Remember?

I believe my friend Steve put his finger on it Tuesday when he said he thought the way No. 11 ended the season — with an error-filled implosion in the Dawgs’ bowl game against Michigan State — left a lingering dissatisfaction among fans. The what-have-you-done-for-me-lately syndrome.

But, as Steve said, Murray is still the best quarterback Mark Richt has. And, as Sporting News sees it, one of the best in the nation.

Like I said in Saturday’s Blawg, I think Murray has a lot of areas in which he needs to improve. But I don’t have any doubt he’s Richt’s best choice to lead the Bulldogs right now.

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461 comments Add your comment

Ross

April 25th, 2012
10:26 am

He is simply too inconsistent. He throws into traffic too much with no AJ Green to bail him out. He COULD be great, but needs a better offense coordinator..

VillaRicaDAWG

April 25th, 2012
10:30 am

Man!!! September can’t get here quickly enough! GO DAWGS!

cah

April 25th, 2012
10:32 am

the o played in the bowl, it was the d that let the game get away. One stop and Murry is a hero again. A solid player. GA could do and has done a whole lot worse. You want to play with or against Murry?

Brian

April 25th, 2012
10:34 am

Go Dawgs!! I was on sideline at Gday and Murray cant be over 6 feet tall. Im 5′10 and he looked maybe an inch taller. Murray still had problems getting the ball pass the d-line. I think Murray is a really good QB but saying he has NFL measureables is a reach. I say 6′3 is measureable for an NFL QB not 5′11.

SSIgator

April 25th, 2012
10:35 am

“He still makes too many poor decisions, and his accuracy is a big question”

Answered in one sentence. Oh, and also 0-9.

82Dawg

April 25th, 2012
10:35 am

Ross you make me laugh…last time I looked CMB was not the one throwing the interceptions, or fumbling the ball. How is that the coaches fault? CMB has his faults but Murray’s mistakes are not his fault.

Chase

April 25th, 2012
10:36 am

Stafford was inconsistent early on too, but he turned it around and is now one of the up-and-coming qb’s in the league. Hopefully Murray will pick it up this year though. With the running game lookin’ as good as it does it should take some pressure off of him. Just tryin’ to be a true Dawg fan and hope for the best. Go Dawgs!

Sam

April 25th, 2012
10:36 am

It makes me think of the man married to a wonderful woman. Yet he thinks some other woman is even better based on nothing more than a smile. I think the NFL scout is correct. Murray does make some mistakes. Most of them seem to be trying to make a big plan when taking a smaller play is the right move (or throwing the ball away). Murray has a little bit of the Favre gunslinger in him.

Moobs Johnson

April 25th, 2012
10:39 am

He’s the perfect QB for Coach MediocRe. He will beat the average to poor teams and self-implode against the better teams. He likes wearing a man purse, nothing more needs to be said.

No Bozos

April 25th, 2012
10:43 am

Still waiting for a signature win.

Brainiac

April 25th, 2012
10:45 am

Bill:

You and The Sporting News are right on.

The biggest problem I see is that there are SOME Dawg Fans that will never be satisfied even if UGA wins a MNC. These uneducated knuckleheads see what some trolls are posting (as UGA Fans) and begin a crusade to fire anybody/everybody over ANY BS they see on here.

Only fools seriously believe CMR would NOT play any player that gave UGA the best chance of winning, thereby hurting his and his staff’s chances for success and keeping their jobs. You have to seriously wonder if they are juveniles or mental patients or both.

Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Goldenrod

April 25th, 2012
10:46 am

Vad Lee is to Aaron Murray as Joe Hamilton is to Joe Cox.

WE WILL RUN THIS STATE!

Armond

April 25th, 2012
10:48 am

Murray has earned his accolades. Although like many young QB’s they make mistakes. They all do. Its to be expected. He is entering his 3rd yr as the starter(4th in the system) and 2nd in this new hurry up/no huddle offense. With a better running game, and decent O-Line play then he should be ALOT better than he was last year. QB is the hardest position to play, and unless you have played the position then have no idea how hard it is. Let’s give dude until at the very least the Mizzou game before we start the rally cry for Lemay or Mason

hipdawg

April 25th, 2012
10:48 am

i just don’t have confidence in him to take us all the way thats all.Tipped passes, fumbles , wobbly passes up for grab.It seems we let coaches and players ‘learn on the job’.Well like I said I am fine w/ him starting but if he starts to be off, let someone else have a chance….just say’in.

old dog

April 25th, 2012
10:50 am

@Goldenrod:
Say what???????

Armond

April 25th, 2012
10:53 am

alot of those tipped passes have to do with that shakey line play
there are no excuses for the fumbles and bad INT’s

jhughes

April 25th, 2012
10:53 am

He makes big mistakes in big games simple as that south carolina last year LSU last year Fla 2 years ago The throw to a triple covered green in ot Michigan state last year the list goes on and on. He kinda reminds me of chris rix of fl state. That being said he is still a pretty good qb and could be one of the best in the nation if he can grow as a player a little.

Destin Dawg

April 25th, 2012
10:54 am

keep up the intensity Mason and LeMay… Murray is subject to injuries…

Duncan

April 25th, 2012
10:54 am

My closest Dawg buddies and I are far more in-tune with the state of UGA football than any national media-types could ever hope to be. Even the writers who know a little about football have too much ground to cover to be authorities on the overall state of any particular program.

Rubber Neck

April 25th, 2012
10:59 am

I agree Goldenrod. Lee is far more likely to get busted for hit-and-run while drunk and high than Murray is.

Columbus Dawg

April 25th, 2012
11:02 am

I do think Murray is the best option at QB, but his carrying the ball like a loaf of bread when he takes off running has to stop. He did it in the 2012 G Day game, so he still has not learned his lesson here. This led to the fumble in the game with the Chickens, that ultimately led to UGA’s loss in that game. Just think, had he not given that game away, Spurrier would not be making headlines with this B.S. about divisional play. I read somewhere that in 2007, Georgia ran the ball 58 percent, and passed 42 percent. The Dawgs will have to get back to that formula to again be successful. That and not letting teams like SC and Tennessee beat them when the Dawgs clearly have the better team. Got to beat the teams that you are supposed to beat. Period.

Pitbull

April 25th, 2012
11:04 am

It must be Springtime in Georgia and the AJC is paying Bill King to start up a UGA QB controversy to sell papers and bring eyeballs to their website.

Don’t give the the satisfaction. No more posts on this article.

duronimo

April 25th, 2012
11:06 am

The fan’s opinion of Murray is based on facts not emotion. Murray generally falls apart against teams that are equal or better. Neither Stafford nor Greene had that problem. In the NFL every game is big.
The National sports media guys are following the hype. The fans are looking at his record.

Brainiac

April 25th, 2012
11:08 am

If you want to see the prime reason Murray can’t perform up to the Knuckleheads expectation just go back and watch the second half of the Michigan State game. MSU’s defensive line spent more time in the UGA backfield than the UGA RBs and for all practical purposes UGA had no running game in over half of the 14 games they played.

Seems most everybody thinks UGA’s running game problems are over but that won’t be known for a certainty until mid-season or later. Apparently IC is much improved but other than 2 or 3 games where IC wasn’t suspended or injured there was NO RUNNING GAME and that hurt Murray’s chance considerably. Marshal went down in spring practice and Gurley has yet to even put on an SEC uniform. Samuels showed various flashes of a good RB.

If Boo Malcomb continues his performance of the last few games of last season and in spring practice he could be the man but IC showed us enough already why he was a top rated RB. Great positives are there but not yet proven.

Although OL is everybody’s top concern, including me, the Special Teams could make or break us as they did last season. I have heard nothing exciting about our new punter and kicker.

Maybe you can hit on our P & K situation in the near future.

Keep up your good stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Red Pants

April 25th, 2012
11:09 am

Hard to have a signature win when you haven’t had a signature opponent on your schedule since Auburn 2010…and he was a freshman playing against a national title winning team. Don’t give me the fumble against SCAR last year either, defense and special teams lost that game.

UGA Insider

April 25th, 2012
11:12 am

If this kid doesn’t learn to slid he is going to get seriously hurt. The fumbles and hard shots drive CMR and Bobo crazy. Murray is just that competitive come game time but those shots he took against USCe, Vandy, UF and Mich State were those that will get your knee blown out or have a concussion for 4 or 5 weeks.

UGA this season will gave a run-first mantra. The first 5 oline looked good at the end of spring ball and Crowell and Malcome look like NFLers. Crowell looks like a grown man who weighs about 220 and will run your arse over in a second. Crowell can also juke you out of your socks. I am going to go out on a limb here but here I go… If Crowell stays healthy look for him to be around 1700 yards rushing this season. Not kidding… Crowell is going to have 700 by the end of the 4th week.

Brainiac

April 25th, 2012
11:15 am

@ Brian:

Murray TOO SHORT???

Tell that to Drew Breeze, Fran Tarking ton, Eddie LaBarren, Doug Flutie, etc Only Breeze even approaches 6 feet!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brainiac

April 25th, 2012
11:18 am

@ Sam: (10:36 am post)

You got it right Bro!!!!!!!!!

Sam = DGD

clock stopper

April 25th, 2012
11:19 am

hey red pants, guess LSU in the SECCG wasn’t a signature game..go work on excuse “B’, and come right back…

clock stopper

April 25th, 2012
11:24 am

A little early for the bottle uga insider…1700, 700 after 4? really?

Brainiac

April 25th, 2012
11:24 am

@ UGA Insider:

I basically agree about IC but unless several people get injured or leave the team for whatever reasons, IC will be sharing the load with at least 1 or 2 other RBs and hopefully he can avoid the injury bug that plagued last year.

Red Pants

April 25th, 2012
11:25 am

Hey clock stopper, I was at that SECCG, if Murray had receivers that could catch the ball, score is 21-0 and the dynamics of the game change. Murray didn’t give up 40+, and LSU was way better than the Dawgs last year, no shame in losing to a vastly superior opponent.

bjohndawg

April 25th, 2012
11:25 am

This is the year Murray proves all his critics wrong.

clock stopper

April 25th, 2012
11:27 am

UGA insider please note: a brainiac agreement with your post proves it was not credible.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

April 25th, 2012
11:27 am

I may be wrong but I am pretty sure AM completion % is better than DG and MS. It just is inflated against mediocore competition. Easy to throw 37 TD’s when you’re dropping 5-6 a game against Sister Mary of the Poor University. AM must win the “big one” to have any chance at winning over the parted fanbase with him.

Desert Fox

April 25th, 2012
11:30 am

With few exceptions, last years FLand AU game, Murray has yet to prove himself a winning QB especially against teams ranked in top 25. Its not all his fault (poor running ngame and questionable play calling) but the fumbles and int’s are all on him. His accuracy at times is poor and he does get rattled when pressured. However, the only way to know if he’s the best GA has is if he ever gets relieved from a game that is still up for grabs. If he can shake all the negatives and have a great season maybe then disgruntled Dawg fans will get on the media band wagon of top players. He’ll need a lot of help from all facets of GA’s game performance to bolster his chances of winning the tough games. I hope he does well.

DukesDawg

April 25th, 2012
11:31 am

Why are many Dawg fans not big on Murray? Turnovers, too many missed passes, and they guy just can’t beat a ranked team, what is he 0 & 9 now against ranked teams? Most fans feel Murray has junk stats, and can’t lead well against winning teams (4-10 record) or ranked teams (0-9 record). But for the losing teams, I would start him in those games. Just doesn’t give you the best chance to win against the better teams, his record speaks louder than Mark Richt ever could.

chilidawg

April 25th, 2012
11:33 am

He’s gotta stop dropping the ball and throwing it to the other guys.

arrrgh

April 25th, 2012
11:33 am

Its as simple as this we as UGA fans know that Mrk can’t win big games and that Bobo will never progress as a play caller. Fans may complain about play calling too often, however with Bobo it is absolutely warranted and you would be a moron not too see it.

arrrgh

April 25th, 2012
11:34 am

DukesDawg

April 25th, 2012
11:35 am

How can anyone say, against a ranked team, a QB with an 0 & 9 record is our best option? I’d say give anyone else a shot in the pressure type of games, Murray has proven over 2 years, he just can’t lead the team to a win. Start another guy, they can’t possibly be any worse than 0-9.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

April 25th, 2012
11:38 am

“AM didn’t give up 40 against LSU.”

“WR that could catch.”

Hard to argue the second point as it is very valid about it changing the dynamics, but AM has to be able to move on and work within the confines of the offense to sustain drives. Be the leader and get the players to make a play for you. If the O is making first downs then the defense is off the field and LSU is running for 200 yards in the second half. To many 3 and outs for the offense not just in that game but in key stretches of big game. Not all of that is AM fault obviously but when you are QB1 blame for the good and blame for the bad comes with the territory.

arrrgh

April 25th, 2012
11:39 am

Red pants you are a moron LSU may have had a slight bit more talent but to say vastly superior is incorrect, also the other 3 teams UGA lost too last year were vastly inferior in talent. But definitely better coached.

Thomas Brown

April 25th, 2012
11:40 am

Sporting News. Since when did they EVER write a list of top 10 this or that that remotely resembled what ANYONE else said ?

All anyone cares about is the 5 TD passes Aaron Murray threw against Louisiana Lafayette and the fumbles, sacks and interceptions against South Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Colorado, Florida, Auburn, Central Florida and Boise State, South Carolina, LSU, Michigan State. Folks who want to talk about the 10 of his 16 wins against teams who made a losing season, or attempt to ignore he hasn’t even beat any SEC team who made a winning SEC record yet, will do as Sporting News and look at the yards.

In the meantime, he is a poor leader on the field and off it and has demonstrated that the other Quarterbacks of which we have 7 now, should be given every opportunity to spur the boy on to do something against the top teams because be the very reason we lost the game

again.

7576DAWG

April 25th, 2012
11:41 am

Everybody can see the potential that Murray has and for me the criticism has always been because in the 4 loses and a few game that we barely won, but should have coasted in , Murray made the SAME MISTAKES. When the average person gets a negative result doing something they change the way the do so they won’t have the same results, not Murray.
For me Murray should be the starter but LeMay and Mason need to be in there getting playing time as much as possible. When we play division 2 teams , Murray should play no more than one quarter and then the other Quarterback’s should be playing to get as much playing experience as possible because it is a miracle that Murray hasn’t been hurt yet. I think he likes to be flattened by a Linebacker or Defensive End.

Spanky

April 25th, 2012
11:44 am

Dukes, I think alot has to do with what happens at practice, and how do you know what Mason or LeMay would do against ranked teams? Also, that statement has to be false, because when we beat Awbarn’s @ss last year, they were ranked, I believe. One more 2-cents…if our O-line can protect better, then Murray would’nt have to make so many quick decisions. Go Dawgs!

Cuz

April 25th, 2012
11:51 am

I think Murray will finally silence the natering naybobs of negativity this year.

DukesDawg

April 25th, 2012
11:55 am

Murray was 0-5 vs. ranked teams in 2010, 0-4 in 2011. Going by final AP Poll ranking. Auburn was an 8 win team in 2011, not top 25 calibre.

UGA fan...not fanatic

April 25th, 2012
11:59 am

I hope your right Cuz….because as of now, I have not seen anything to make me think he is a top QB.

evillurks

April 25th, 2012
12:05 pm

the murray kid has never beaten a top 20 team.

the rest of the sec hopes he’ll remain the starter at THuga.

BobDawg

April 25th, 2012
12:07 pm

Let’s see… was Murray a Jr or Sr last year??? NO… he was a sophomore… Let the guy develop. He is going to be great this year with a stout rushing game finally.

Z Dawg

April 25th, 2012
12:08 pm

Aaron Murray is the best QB dawgs have and we, the Fans, fully support him. Go Dawgs.

BobDawg

April 25th, 2012
12:10 pm

He was playing also for Richt’s job last season. Talk about the ultimate pressure and ran off 10 straight… He is going to be just fine this year…

GTBob

April 25th, 2012
12:11 pm

Hayes’ breakdown on Murray: “A fiery, tough competitor with good NFL measurables who has improved every season.

Lets see. He has only played two seasons, and saying he improved is pretty misleading. His passer rating, yds per game, yds per attempt, completion percentage all declined in his second season. His interceptions nearly doubled as well. The only thing that improved was the number of TD’s. I would also question the NFL measurables comment considering he is undersized compared to most NFL quarterbacks. I’m not sure this Hayes guy should be allowed to do anymore analysis.

Newman

April 25th, 2012
12:16 pm

dbc

April 25th, 2012
12:19 pm

If UGA had kept up what it was doing right in the first half against LSU, the game would have been a lot closer. Instead, Bobo pulled his usual stop what’s working philosophy and decided to try and establish the run. Murray may have contributed to many of the loses, but bonehead coaching moves cost us many games as well. Like kicking a field goal from the 6 inch mark (Central Fla) or punting to Honey Badger twice (LSU) or allowing Ingram to run a fake punt that everyone knew was coming, except CMR (SC) or wimping out in overtime and putting the game in the hands of a shaky field goal kicker (MSU) or the countless times Bobo decides to sit on a lead. At least we know they can’t run Carlton Thomas up the gut anymore, so that’s something.

UGADawg16

April 25th, 2012
12:21 pm

Very excited about Murray. Yes, he has obvious areas for improvement but he has been solid most of the time with flashes of brilliance. I think the thing that is most exciting is that the areas in which Murray has the most room to improve are the exact areas most college QBs improve the most as they become upper-classmen. Often a college QB makes his biggest strides form So. to Jr. He is already a damn good SEC QB but I think he has a chance to be really special this year.

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
12:22 pm

I think the worst thing that has happened for Murray’s fan perception is that he had to play as a freshman. Although in the end will be a benefit. Just not to his image right now. He had a heck of a year this past season, but it’s held collectively with the 6-7 year. No rational person thinks he will not improve this next season. Bill has said it multiple times and it’s dead center spot on true. He is the best option for winning games right now.

QbJr

April 25th, 2012
12:25 pm

Hayes used the word ‘competitor’ to describe Aaron Murray? 0 & 9 against ranked teams, ‘competitor’ doesn’t come to mind. Fiery? Fine. Competitor? Not at all.

kingdaddy

April 25th, 2012
12:26 pm

The media guys understand the concept of, you win as a team, you lose as a team. You trolls are biased to begin with unlike the media. Murray’s poised for a monster year and they know it, while you are afraid of it and want to see him fail.LOL I wish him the best of luck…

be careful

April 25th, 2012
12:33 pm

rumor has it Red Jello is in the area.

GTBob

April 25th, 2012
12:34 pm

I think the worst thing that has happened for Murray’s fan perception is that he had to play as a freshman.

He played better when he was a freshman. The reason he won more games as a sophomore was because of the defense.

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
12:35 pm

Well said kingdaddy

Given that, we are all hoping for Murray to get his signature wins because???

That means UGA has a big win

football is a team sport

The people that complain have never set foot on a football field in high school other than to hold the sign up at homecoming for the players on their high school team to run through. They have never gotten 8 points and 10 rebounds a game. They have never walked out on a baseball field and pitched a no hitter or gotten a big hit to win a game.

They complain about 1 guy because he is easy pickings.

They ignore the OL not blocking
They ignore the FG kicker staying out too late and becoming a sure thing to miss
They ignore the dropped passes
They ignore the defense not being able to stop the other team in the 4th quarter

Now Murray has made mistakes. To say otherwise is a lie.

He needs to learn from them and not repeat them

He is the best QB on the team.

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
12:36 pm

Nope, he played better as a sophomore.

Steve Stonecracker

April 25th, 2012
12:36 pm

The same Sporting News that ruined what was the best sports magazine in the world? Zero credibility with me.

Ina lort of pictures of Murray...

April 25th, 2012
12:36 pm

…like the one accompanying this article, he is pointing with both hands – what is he pointing at, the guy to whom he is going to throw the interception at the crucial time?

In a lot of pictures of Murray...

April 25th, 2012
12:37 pm

…my bad…

Steve Stonecracker

April 25th, 2012
12:38 pm

So DawinLex, is Murray a bad qb, or is Richt an inept coach?

CMR

April 25th, 2012
12:38 pm

Bill good points, bottom line A.Murray gives UGA the best chance to win and baring injury he will be our starting QB, anyone who doesn’t like that should find another team to root for.

Hey DawginLex...

April 25th, 2012
12:39 pm

…where di you come up with that “scoop” on Monday about Beamer and Foster from VT? I mean, you are usually quite reliable in your comments, but that one was waaaayyyy off base…

RJ

April 25th, 2012
12:39 pm

Finally someone who gets it, thanks Braniac for injecting some common sense into the conversations. Keep in mind Murray is only a Jr. Let’s see how he performs this year before everyone gets on his back. The mistakes he has made were made in the heat of battle, so many are so quick to demean and throw the baby out with the bath water.
Oth

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
12:45 pm

Never forget, Peyton Manning was also abused unmercifully by Vol fans for his inability to beat the Gators. Of course he got full credit for those 3-4 losses just like Murray…..and the rest of the team had nothing to do with the final outcome of those games……NOT!!!!

arrrgh

April 25th, 2012
12:47 pm

Are you people morons? Murray played as a redshirt freshman not a true freshman, meaning he did have a year to learn and develop. Also dbc you summed it up perfectly.

Steve Stonecracker

April 25th, 2012
12:47 pm

You should NEVER use Manning in a sentence with Murray again…apples and oranges…

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
12:48 pm

Steve, the answer is neither. Both are great so eat it!!!!

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
12:50 pm

Although my point wasn’t not so much how “good” he was or was not as a freshman, only that him having to play 2 yrs ago effects the perception of his career, and he can’t be trully looked at till his entire career is finished. Most Qbs in history are judged on the later part of thier season.

No debate the defense was much better this past season, which really backs up my point. He played on THAT 2010 team, and is still viewed as part of that team at this point. In normalor better times, we should not have had a freshman starting that 2010 team.

Boulder Molder

April 25th, 2012
12:50 pm

If you don’t establish the run, and don’t even try to establish the run, you are an ACC football team. UGA and FSU, same, same..

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
12:50 pm

Yes Steve, I should not have insulted Murray by comparing him to a Vol

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
12:51 pm

later part of thier careers, I meant.

GTBob

April 25th, 2012
12:51 pm

Nope, he played better as a sophomore.

Really?

Passer Rating went from 154 to 146. In SEC play it went from 155 to 133.
Yards per game went from 234 to 224. In SEC play it went from 246 to 216.
Yards per attempt went from 8.9 to 7.9. In SEC play it went from 9.6 to 7.4.
Completion Pct went from 61 to 59. In SEC play it went from 59 to 55.
TD to INT ratio went from 3 to 1, to 2.5 to 1. In SEC play it went from 3 to 1 to 1.9 to 1.

You consider that an improvement?

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
12:55 pm

Good points GT Bob, but you forgot to mention the 12 SEC coaches chose him as the2nd best QB in the league last year!!!! But what do they know?!?!?

DodgerDAWG

April 25th, 2012
12:56 pm

The headline should read: “The national media loves the DAWGS – Why Don’t the AJC”. Bill, you are the only writer that does not slant all of your stories with an anti-UGA bias. Please tell us why the managing staff allows Schultz, Towers and the rest of the bloggers get away with sliming the best team in the state?

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
12:57 pm

I sincerely believe GTBob and Thomas Brown are one and the same.

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
12:57 pm

No, we are not “morons”. College football player, suiting up for the first time in thier careers to play in actual games are still refered to as Freshmen. Not one person in here called him a TRUE freshman, did they? Maybe because we follow college football a bit and know what a RS is.

GTBob

April 25th, 2012
12:58 pm

But what do they know?!?!?

They know that there is a serious lack of good QB’s in the SEC.

Boulder Molder

April 25th, 2012
12:59 pm

who else were they gonna vote for? jordan jefferson? Murray is the tallest midget.

meh

April 25th, 2012
1:02 pm

Murray just needs a better grasp on when to check to another receiver. it’s like he decides who he’s gonna throw to before the play starts and throws to them no matter what.

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
1:03 pm

I agree, The stats are off slightly, but Murray was without the best receiver in the nation from the previous year and faced 3 of the top 4 defenses in the nation…..unlike his 1st year. Also, UF had a fabulous defense that held FSU to 81 yards and 5 first downs. Considering these FACTS…..Murray may have had a better year in 2011

Mike Bobo 17 INT

April 25th, 2012
1:03 pm

First, the media may like a few players at UGA, but there is not much respect.

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
1:06 pm

Well interception idiot, there is zero respect for you anywhere

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
1:07 pm

boulder

considering Jefferson has graduated, I doubt anyone projects Jefferson will play well this year in college

Mike Bobo 17 INT

April 25th, 2012
1:09 pm

@Dawginlex…..you really need to look into an anger management program, I am just stating fact….

So, let me ask you this, do you count 1943 and 1944 as losses against those nerds on North Ave., or do you write those off also like everyone else in Athens? What about only 1 national title in 118 years of football? The 2008 blackout against Alabama in which you got drilled? Losses to Boise, South Carolina, MSU, and another horrible season in 2011?

Why no one respects this program, the list goes on, and on, and on…

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
1:09 pm

Thanks GTBob for the clarification you idiot. The overall QB stats are lower in the SEC because the defenses annihilate each other. Geeez, based on your logic imagine how good the SEC would be with great QBs!!!! Murray is good, very good and really knows how to dissect GT doesn’t he? P.S. Have you ever heard of Tebow, Eli and Peyton Manning, Kam Newton, etc., etc., etc…..

Mike Bobo 17 INT

April 25th, 2012
1:11 pm

The scores will tell….

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
1:11 pm

I said he played better. I never said his statistic were better.

I’d love to watch you sit in a room with professions that coach football for a living and present your google stats, and convince them that Aaron Murray did not PLAY better, or run a more effective offense last year, than his freshman year.

Dawg Haus

April 25th, 2012
1:12 pm

Murray makes his share of mistakes and, unfortunately, some of them have been daggers. That being said, look back at how well he did in the second half of that Florida game. If Murray can engineer some drives like that in 2012, no one will be slamming the kid. This Dawg is behind you 100%, Aaron! Sic ‘em!

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
1:13 pm

@DawginLex

Arguing with that idiot is like shooting down an unarmed man!!!! Must be a GT fan to be so hopeless

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
1:14 pm

Hopeless or helpless……oh well, you get the point!!!

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
1:14 pm

interception idiot

U’ mad?

You never state facts, only your worthless inane opinions full of anti UGA hatred.

You are one of many posters who ruin these blogs whenever you show up.

You ruin any hope to truly discuss football.

You show up to trash UGA. Your blog handle is a direct bash at our current OC and former QB.

You offer nothing, zero, in the way of adding to any discussion

All you do is hurl insults and force us to defend UGA.

When we complain(which we do), we do it in a rational way with the understanding that certain things are out of our control

You post garbage like “Fire Richt, make him team chaplain and promote Grantham to Head coach”

You want me to give you any respect?

You get none from me

Never

GTBob

April 25th, 2012
1:17 pm

Thanks GTBob for the clarification you idiot. The overall QB stats are lower in the SEC because the defenses annihilate each other.

I am fully aware of that but you completely missed the point. Why did his stats against SEC teams get so much worse from 2010 to 2011?

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
1:17 pm

Neutral,
You forgot Stafford (#1 pick)

Yes indeed I did because I didn’t want to be biased…..that’s why I’m called Neutral

GTBob

April 25th, 2012
1:20 pm

I said he played better. I never said his statistic were better.

Please give me a good argument for why you think he played better then.

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
1:23 pm

NO, you missed my point GTBob. His stats weren’t that much lower even though he faced the best defenses in the SEC……and the experts (SEC coaches) took that into consideration when they said 10 QBs in the Conference were worse and only one better. I vote for keeping Murray because he loves to chew your team up and spit them out……thus the reason you think UGa should play someone else. I get it…..sounds like good logic if you are a GT fan doesn’t it!?!?

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can stop it

April 25th, 2012
1:24 pm

Because you football morons are too busy blaming him to see that you don’t really have a good defense. According to some of you, the offense is the reason the defense gives up 40 pts to ranked teams.

Who to believe?

April 25th, 2012
1:25 pm

Most people on here know the weaknesses Murray has as pointed out in the article. However, SEC coaches think he is very good. The pro scouts consulted in the article know he is not a perfect QB, but they think his strengths outnumber his weaknesses to the point he is one of the elite college players in the country. They seem to feel as I, that he will only get better.

So, the dilemma- do I go by a bunch of keyboard warriors, or by Saban, Miles, Spurrier, Chizik, etc. and pro scouts? Not a tough choice for me, but your mileage may vary.

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
1:25 pm

What were his stats vs. GT, FL, SC and Auburn last year compared to the previous year? I think better……especially against the bugs!!!!!!

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
1:27 pm

Good points “Who do you believe”

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
1:30 pm

Sorry I messed-up your name Mr. Who To Believe, but you are so correct

B C Dawg

April 25th, 2012
1:31 pm

Think the article pretty much right on. Can see Murray throwing the 35-40 td”s this year and cutting down fumbles and Int’s just due to fact been theren done that before. Will be best in league this year.

@Beainiac–Don’t worry about new punter and kicker. The kicker puts them 8 yards deep endzone average. Punter will be ever bit as good as Drew, and probably more consistent.

Rationale

April 25th, 2012
1:33 pm

My opinion is the guys who rate Murray so highly see his state, but never watch UGA games.

tony

April 25th, 2012
1:34 pm

UGA vs SC http://youtu.be/csESVDv_mYc

UGA vs MSU http://youtu.be/Gc9Me0P6Zu8

UGA vs LSU http://youtu.be/JS0u7v8gSuk

Sorry, but Aaron Murray scares me. Had Buck Belue turned the ball over in 1979-80 the way Aaron Murray turned the ball over, there would be no nc in1980. I hope LeMay get’s his opportunity if Murray screw up again.

UGADawg83

April 25th, 2012
1:35 pm

Heck, even Buck got booed a few times and John Lastinger lost two games as a starter at Georgia and look the grief he received. I remember gripes about Eric and Bobo too. Folks are just going to complain about the starting QB if your team doesn’t go undefeated.

By the way Bill……Glad to hear the opinion of your friend Steve. I guess the homeless guy at the corner was unavailable for comment.

Brainiac

April 25th, 2012
1:38 pm

@ BC Dawg:

Thanks for the info

Sounds great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GTBob

April 25th, 2012
1:45 pm

What were his stats vs. GT, FL, SC and Auburn last year compared to the previous year? I think better……especially against the bugs!!!!!!

Nope. Worse against the bugs and gators (much worse). Better against SC and Auburn though.

Passing Stats
Against GT – 2010: 79% 271 yards 3TD’s 0 INT’s Rating: 250
Against GT – 2011: 65% 252 yards 4TD’s 1 INT Rating: 177

Against Florida – 2010: 49% 313 yards 3TD’s 3 INT’s Rating: 130
Against Florida – 2011: 44% 169 yards 2TD’s 1 INT Rating: 99

Mike Bobo 17 INT

April 25th, 2012
1:47 pm

@Dawginlex…..get some crystal trophies, the you can fire back, but at this point, the program has no ammo. This program is nothing more than a ton of excuses, with fans looking the other way and eventually cooling off after dismal season, after dismal season. These blogs are priceless, because all the recruiting and defending of this program only makes it a larger joke.

Which team dropped in the polls in the first 2 weeks in 2008 after a pre-season ranking of #1 with wins? Ans: UGA
Which team only has one national title in 118 years of football? Ans: UGA
Which team does not allow criticism of their head coach? Ans: UGA
Which team does not have the guts to accept the 2 losses in 1943 and 1944 to GT, thus dis-respecting the military? Ans: UGA
Which team has some of the easiest schedules in D-1 and/or SEC football? Ans: UGA
Which coach owns this program? Ans: Steve Spurrier
Which coach can take any program and beat UGA, because he found the weakness in the program? Ans: Steve Spurrer
Who hung over 50 points on Dogs in 1995 between the hedges? Ans: Steve Spurrier
Which team gets excited just to be in the SEC? Ans: UGA
Which team has the toughest road schedule and will get the most respect in 2012? Ans: Alabama
Which team has 14 national titles? Ans: Alabama
Which team beat the pure living daylights out of UGA in 2008 during College Gameday and the “blackout? Ans: Alabama

how2fish

April 25th, 2012
1:48 pm

I think if we get better all round OL play our running game will be much improved with Crowell and Boo and Co and so will the play of A Murray. Go Dogs!

Mobile Dawg

April 25th, 2012
1:48 pm

There’s never an opportune time for a turnover. Several of Murrays were game changing or momentum changers. Add to that, CMR refused to consider giving any playing time to another QB which IMO isn’t smart coaching. Not saying to give a player more time to satisfy the masses, it just makes sense to me to get the back up QB a little more experience.

I echo the fact that a solid running game will take the pressure off Murray and if he settles down he will have the opportunity to meet the expectations placed upon him. OL should have the responsibility placed “clearly” on their shoulders. This season is theirs, meaning if they perform solidly we should have a “marquee” season.

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
1:49 pm

A fact that I think is too often overlooked is that last season, Georgia made a major change to how it runs it’s offense. It was a direct attempt to get a faster pace and run more plays. Went from the bottom to the top in the SEC in, total plays, first downs, 3rd down conversions, RZ attmepts. Murray also attempted quite a few more passes. He was given a lot more plays to use. Passing TDs and FG attempt were also dramtically increased. NONE of that would have been possible the year before, IMO, and I would call that a pretty clear sign of improvement at the QB position running the offense. I also beleive he was much more of a leader, which is part of playing the position.

There are any number of reason that personal stats can vary. I would say it’s partly because they gave him a lot more to do, and that seems like it logically would have some affect in the short run as far as stats. I make improvements to processes in my business all the time that do not immediately show better numbers, but it’s still my believe that its “playing better” and in time it will prove to be so in the raw numbers, which is all you are hanging that argument on.

Aside from the idea that no rational person is even going to believe that Aaron Murray did not benefit and improve as a football player the second full year of starting, as a matter of common sense.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

April 25th, 2012
1:53 pm

GT is an automatic for Athens every year, and are basically 1-0 before the season starts. UGA does not have to end with Florida, Miami, OU, UT, and most importantly UA or Auburn. Move UGA to the SEC West, then you can talk some smack. The SEC East is weaker than the West, thus another reason this program is such a joke,

UGA will cruise until they meet Mizzou and most likley lose on the road like typical, then the bloggers will be back with the genious insight on the running game, defensive schemes or special, but the bottom line is that losing sucks, and UGA is good at it.

Bama=home of the T-bag special

April 25th, 2012
1:54 pm

@Mike Bobo 17 INT which team was on probation last? Which team had to void 20 + wins last..??

Mike Bobo 17 INT

April 25th, 2012
1:54 pm

Stats and optimism are nice, crystal trophies are nicer.

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
1:54 pm

Interception idiot responds with more idiotic drivel

Later loser

Mike Bobo 17 INT

April 25th, 2012
1:55 pm

The SEC finally steps outside their comfort zone with the Aggies and Mizzou, the scores will tell.

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
1:55 pm

Mobile Dawg, My problem with the “more time to others” theory is that more time might prepare a back-up better. Very good argument to let somebody get more experience. (although I recall Mason getting in, any time it was really possible. Not sure when that woudkl have really been more) .

But then it seems to get extended…….. in the context of arguing for pulling the starter out at the most critical times of the game, and that just does not seem like a legit option to me.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

April 25th, 2012
1:57 pm

There are no fundamental issues with Murray or Bobo, and the OL is large enough and fast enough to provide adequate blocking. I have said if before, if Grantham gets the defense up to speed, CMR has the opportunity to light up defenses, but we will only know once the whistle blows.

Brainiac

April 25th, 2012
1:59 pm

@ Steve Stone:

How could it possibly matter to you what, who, where and when anything, anybody remotely associated with Dawg Nation is up for discussion???

You input is neither wanted or needed and isn’t about time for you to be reporting for the afternoon shift at Krystal Burgers???

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
2:02 pm

GT Bob….what were the averages of those 4 games? If you need help I’ll be glad to figure that out for you!!!!

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 25th, 2012
2:02 pm

IF 35:55minute MURRAY is in the Heisman race after the 7th game I think UGa is in trouble. If he is Passing that much against BAD teams then the Running game isn’t being used enough. IF the running game isn’t being used enough, then UGa will not win the SEC because they will not control the CLOCK enough.

09/01/12 vs. Buffalo Run the ball Burn the clock
09/08/12 at Missouri Run the ball Burn the clock
09/15/12 vs. Florida Atlantic Run the ball Burn the clock
09/22/12 vs. Vanderbilt Run the ball Burn the clock
09/29/12 vs. Tennessee Run the ball Burn the clock
10/06/12 at South Carolina Run the ball Burn the clock
10/20/12 at Kentucky Run the ball Burn the clock

Of course Just My Opinion.

Delusional techies

April 25th, 2012
2:04 pm

Goldenrod, Vad lee is a 3 star Hs qb that has never taken a college snap, who can’t beat out Tevin “1aa on a good day” Washington and comparing him to a 2nd team All sec Qb that threw for 35 tds and over 3000 yards in a season. What a tool

Newman

April 25th, 2012
2:06 pm

As a QB he’s a pretty good porn star.

Brainiac

April 25th, 2012
2:09 pm

@ Mike Bobo 17:

When are you going to get around to telling us that The Little Weasel Saban has hired the girlfriend of the No.2 ranked college prospect???

Just a Bobby Petrino without the Motorcycle!!!

Damn what a mess in the SEC West.

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

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
2:10 pm

The only game I recall being surprised at not seeing a back up QB in the game was the very late in the AU game. I’m sure it was considered, but who knows what the conversation was.

My theory is that we were running the ball so well, really clicking, first the first time in maybe 2 years, they just kept Murray in the game to work on that with everybody. It’s not like Mason was going to come in and get anything but hand it off.

7576DAWG

April 25th, 2012
2:12 pm

I think I read on this blog last year that Murray gained 1000 yards his senior year of high school. If that is true then he had to learn how to be effective as a college Quarterback without his main weapon , which is running the ball. He would have broken all the records if he had played division 2 football where the linebackers and defensive ends aren’t so big which would have allowed him to run the ball every time he got into trouble. Last year when our running backs became a none factor Bobo let Murray run a lot more only to see him get hit by an SEC truck ( linebacker ) so hard he fumbled so the running experiment with Murray was a failure and we had to rely on his passing ability which needed a lot of improvement. A lot of Murray’s failures can be put directly on Bobo because he recruited a scrambler and is making him a pocket passer only. If a coach does that then you better have a great group of running backs to give you the balanced offense you need to open up the passing game, which we did not have against the good teams last year. Bobo and CMR is counting on our running game this year to bring the balanced attach that you need to succeed in the SEC. All Murray has to do is to be the effective leader that Quarterback’s like Greene was . Clean hand offs, complete your passes because it will open up the passing game and don’t make mistakes, no fumbles and throw the ball into the stands if nobody is open. BE PATIENT.

fishook dawg

April 25th, 2012
2:15 pm

I think that the reason most national media people like Murray, is because they seldom ever see him play a whole game and strictly go on stats. I watch every game and you can take it to the bank that Murray will turn the ball over at least once in every game. I don’t care if he throws for 3-4 TD’s a game if we lose because of his turnovers. My biggest thing with Murray is it doesn’t matter what he does in a game or practice, he’s still going to start and play the whole game. Every other player on the team that screws up gets benched during games and sometimes the next game. Why not Murray? Every player on the team ought to be held to the same standard. Earn your starting job like everyone else each week.

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
2:16 pm

GTBob,
The TD to interception ratio was 2:1 vs Florida in 2011 (UGa win) and 1:1 (3 interceptions) in 2010 when UGa lost…..did you conveniently forget that stat meathead?!?!

Also, the best I remember, UGa stomped the snot out of GT in 2011 so that accounts for the lower yardage since Murray was forced to go more conservative. If you attended the game you know that in 2011 Murray could throw at Will………he also threw to Matt, Bob, Larry, etc.!!!!!

Good try on your stat logic, but you get an “F”

Delusional techies

April 25th, 2012
2:16 pm

@Mike bobo 17, Which team has vacated 21 wins , been banned from post season play 3 times , is still on Ncaa probation, has won less sec titles over the past 11 years, trails Georgia 3-1 over the past decade its Bama, Your lack of class embarrasses the Tide nation.Act like you’ve been there before.Or perhaps you’re a Nat living vicariously through Bama.Also losing record vs Auburn and Lsu and 3-3 vs South Carolina since 2001. Care to Explain how Bama was #1 ranked preseason team in 2010 and finished 4th in the west?

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 25th, 2012
2:18 pm

Alta Dawg……….Hutson in a BIGTIME game and just handing the ball off would be OK cause it gets him in the GAME for the EDUCATION.

GTBob

April 25th, 2012
2:18 pm

GT Bob….what were the averages of those 4 games? If you need help I’ll be glad to figure that out for you!!!!

Nah, trust me, im better at math then you. So he did worse overall and did worse against the SEC so now you want to cherry pick 4 specific games and take an average in an attempt to show improvement? Talk about a reach. You might as well just say he did better against Auburn therefore he was a better QB.

GTBob

April 25th, 2012
2:23 pm

The TD to interception ratio was 2:1 vs Florida in 2011 (UGa win) and 1:1 (3 interceptions) in 2010 when UGa lost…..did you conveniently forget that stat meathead?!?!

I did mention that. Unfortunately I dont think that one stat overrides every other stat which was significantly worse. Murray was pretty awful against Florida this year.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 25th, 2012
2:23 pm

I love Richt he keep get doing less with more every year.

Richt’s first 4 years 42-10= 80.8%
…………next 4 years 40-12= 76.9%
…………last 3 years 24-16= 60.0%
the Great MURRAY played 2 of the last 3 years and now has to win 14 games to keep RICHT’s 10 wins per season average going. AIN’T GOING TO HAPPEN.
Dooley had to be UGa’s Smartest coach.
Run Herschel left
Run Herschel right
Run Herschel up the middle
White boy Kick.
Run Herschel left
Run Herschel right
Let White boy try a pass
White boy Kick.
I think those were all the plays Dooley knew how to call.
Maybe BOBO needs to go talk to DOOLEY.

Boulder Molder

April 25th, 2012
2:28 pm

42-10 with Donnan’s recruits..

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
2:28 pm

GT Bob…..I wrote a textbook used a lot at GT. We may be equal, but trust me, you aren’t better.

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
2:29 pm

No I get it. I felt bad for him not getting in the AU. On the other hand I felt GREAT watching Murray running that offense that was blowing away AU late in the game. As I said…..I am sure it was considered. I’m sure there was a reason. I just offered my opinion. Not sure why they didn’t, but I don’t think the concept of “experience” is exactly foreign to the coaches. And I think they have been very fair and try to encourage Mason. He’s just not better than Murray right now.

A few numbers...

April 25th, 2012
2:31 pm

The 2011-2012 season in the Big 3 sports:

Football – UGA 1, GT 0

Basketball – GT 1, UGA 0

Baseball – GT 1, UGA 1

It’s a dead heat. Tech’s student-athletes are tied with UGA’s stooges and drunks!

GTBob

April 25th, 2012
2:32 pm

GT Bob…..I wrote a textbook used a lot at GT. We may be equal, but trust me, you aren’t better.

Yeah, right. What is the name of that text book and what class was it used for?

Boulder Molder

April 25th, 2012
2:34 pm

Neutral I can’t imagine any of your writings being utilized in a text book.

Mobile Dawg

April 25th, 2012
2:35 pm

Alt, you obviously have a better recollection of factual, statistical info than I do, and I wouldn’t argue “facts” with you very often. Just seems from recollection that there were opportunities when the game was won where Murray could have easily been subbed for and wasn’t.

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
2:35 pm

GTBob

Why would he answer your question which would obviously give you the name of the book where you could look up the author and stalk him?

Boulder Molder

April 25th, 2012
2:37 pm

Mobile, there WERE plenty of times Murray should have sat..alot of these posters want him in the game because they enjoy watching him prance around on the field.

Bama=home of the T-bag special

April 25th, 2012
2:37 pm

@A few numbers… so your telling us your “student athletes” are just as good as stooges and drunks..you must be so proud…by the way your 1-10 where it counts in the last 11….

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
2:38 pm

I agree Mobile. Mason could have played against Auburn in the 2nd half because we basically crammed it down their throats running the ball.

But remember, if that had happened, folks would have complained because we were running and Hutson would not have been allowed to pass

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
2:38 pm

fishhook, surely you understand QB is not like any other positions. And substitutions for the other guys are hardly handled as: bench em if they make a mistake on a play and sometime the next game too. When does that happen to a DB, or a OL missing his assignment? How many times has a RB fumbled on a particular play, and been right back in there the next series? PK misses, do we use him, the best option, or somebody else the next time?

Texas DAWG

April 25th, 2012
2:38 pm

THE REASON so may Dawg fans are down on Murry.
1. Has not got it done…..to this point in his career…..wins against the big boys….0-9 against teams that finished in the top 20 at the end of the year! Hope he proves us wrong this year!
2. UGA fans could care less if he throws for 5000 yards against weak teams….yea the numbers look good to the press….UGA fans want to see him lead UGA to victory in bowl games….UCF and Mich ST are prime examples where is play lead directly to losses…..maybe bobo calls better plays we win who knows???? We want to see him get it done in games that matter most……could care less if he throws for 500 yards and 5 td against buffalo……less see that against SC, Fla, LSU ect…

Can mutts understand the word s-u-p-e-r-s-i-z-e?

April 25th, 2012
2:38 pm

Let’s face it, raw talent at the QB position is important, but like the other UGA players, Murray just isn’t very intelligent. A couple of years from now, he’ll be slinging burgers instead of footballs.

Hey, Murray, supersize those fries, please!

747

April 25th, 2012
2:39 pm

I can’t believe Da’Rick Rogers was on the list at 18…

GTBob

April 25th, 2012
2:39 pm

Why would he answer your question which would obviously give you the name of the book where you could look up the author and stalk him?

To prove his claim that no one on here actually believes is true.

Bama=home of the T-bag special

April 25th, 2012
2:40 pm

@Boulder Molder your right we love seeing him prance around the field because 10 times last year he left the field a winner..how many other SEC QB’s can say that and if they can would you have SAT them??

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
2:41 pm

Can mutts understand the word s-u-p-e-r-s-i-z-e?

April 25th, 2012
2:38 pm
Let’s face it, raw talent at the QB position is important, but like the other UGA players, Murray just isn’t very intelligent. A couple of years from now, he’ll be slinging burgers instead of footballs.

Hey, Murray, supersize those fries, please!

************************************

Afraid he will take your job?

don’t worry, he won’t.

Your fry daddy career at Mickey D’s is quite safe

be careful

April 25th, 2012
2:43 pm

Red Jello is monitoring this blog.

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
2:43 pm

GTBob

He doesn’t have to prove anything to you. He does need to not give out information that can lead to someone like you finding out his name and where he lives, his e-mail address etc.

Blog Cop

April 25th, 2012
2:45 pm

Mobile Dawg

April 25th, 2012
2:46 pm

Lex, I know it goes against CMR’s good guy image to put the foot on the throat of an opponent but, getting some “real” game situational experience would benefit the team and both QB’s. If Murray’s a team player it shouldn’t give him any heartburn. Agree with you though, some people would complain if you hung’em with a gold rope.

Animal Lover

April 25th, 2012
2:47 pm

How is Russ the Mangy Mutt doing this spring? Were the vets ever able to deworm him? No, wait, I’m thinking of one of the players. :-)

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
2:47 pm

Back to the point of the blog:

Murray has a lot to prove to all of us, his coaches, the rest of the league and the national media

I am pretty sure he is well aware that he needs to protect the football better.

Think about it:

eliminate the mistakes last year against SC and MSU and those games are more than 2 TD UGA wins

Spokesman for the SEC East

April 25th, 2012
2:49 pm

We love him and Da Preacha Mans

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 25th, 2012
2:51 pm

DiLEX……..YES he does have to PROVE it. People on the Blogs always say…….I am Rich………I donate so much $$$….I live in a mansion……………I am GOD…………but they are scared to PROVE their claims. If you want to say something that is PROVABLE and you are PROUD of it then PROVE IT.

I have a few UGa blogers Phone #’s, email address, and have met in person as well as Tech fans. Being a CYBER BIG MOUTH means you need to PROVE it once in a Blue Moon. I have never Stalked blogers and i a sure Most Bloggers will not Stalk each other. They just want to KNOW if you are WHO you make yourself out to be when you make HUGE CLAIMS.

Mark Richt is a younger version of John Cooper

April 25th, 2012
2:51 pm

Ohio State fans feel your pain.

GTBob

April 25th, 2012
2:55 pm

He doesn’t have to prove anything to you. He does need to not give out information that can lead to someone like you finding out his name and where he lives, his e-mail address etc.

True, he doesn’t, but no one actually believes him and he ends up looking foolish. What he really should have done is not make something like that up in the first place.

Boulder Molder

April 25th, 2012
2:56 pm

Take a knee Lex. Shake it off. Nothing to be ashamed of.

DAWG

April 25th, 2012
2:57 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QYmULCwpPA

Here is an interesting clip of Murray against S.Carolina last year.

Blog Cop

April 25th, 2012
2:57 pm

Everything ok in here?

Pin Worm

April 25th, 2012
2:58 pm

Murray heavily contributed in two big time losses to UGA last year – South Carolina and Michigan State. His second half play against LSU was not so great either.

However, the entire coaching staff brain cramped in the second half of LSU – and Michigan State for that matter (play not to lose?).

Example? With LSU’s talent for returning punts and all the hoopla regarding the Honey Badger – why did UGA bomb returnable punts to him – which LSU was more than happy to return to set up 14 points. Boise State took UGA’s punt return game out of the equation by kicking low bouncing line drives away from our returners. I guess you call this being out coached.

UGA will be a consistent 8 to 10 win team under Richt – which is dang good. But the overall program lacks whatever it is needed to win a national title. The LSU punt strategy as compared to what Boise State did to UGA on their punt strategy is a great example. OR How about that great game day coaching against West Virginia in the Sugar Bowl – Rich Rod outcoached Richt with a fake punt to end the UGA comeback, UGA dropped 2 kick returners and played the LB’s deep to setup a good return – but by doing so – his team was out numbered on the line and the fake punt was an easy one.

LHarding Dawg

April 25th, 2012
2:58 pm

Murray made a believer out of me at the Florida game. All of you fools who don’t like him need to stay home or become a UGA coach. I’m sure that Coach Richt and Bobo know from the practice fields who our starting quarterback is.

As for the trolls! Screw you!

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
3:01 pm

Well not the opener or SC, I presume. He came in the pretty early in the 3rd quarter and ran several series in the CC game. The next 4 were SEC games, 3 on the road, all fairly close. Then UF. Then he actually started and played the entire second half of NMS game. Then came AU, which we covered . And then Ky which ended 19-10. The Tech.

What games am I missing where he should have played more? Which of those games would you have voted to put at any sort of a risk if you were in charge of the outcome?

Obviously he “could” have played more. Isn’t that true for every back up in the nation?

I would argue that Aaron Murray also needed as much experience as HE can get in all those games, (while not being stupid to have him in there with a sizable lead) since he is the one that actually matters more in the big picture.

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
3:01 pm

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 25th, 2012
2:51 pm
DiLEX……..YES he does have to PROVE it. People on the Blogs always say…….I am Rich………I donate so much $$$….I live in a mansion……………I am GOD…………but they are scared to PROVE their claims. If you want to say something that is PROVABLE and you are PROUD of it then PROVE IT.

I have a few UGa blogers Phone #’s, email address, and have met in person as well as Tech fans. Being a CYBER BIG MOUTH means you need to PROVE it once in a Blue Moon. I have never Stalked blogers and i a sure Most Bloggers will not Stalk each other. They just want to KNOW if you are WHO you make yourself out to be when you make HUGE CLAIMS.

*********************************

When did I whiz in your wheaties?

What are you talking about?

What have I claimed other than to be a Dawg?

#puzzled

Game Change

April 25th, 2012
3:02 pm

Mississippi State Game 2011, in Athens GA

Aaron Murray leads Ga in Second Half to 74 TOTAL YARDS ON 8 POSSESSIONS. ( 3pts )

This guy Aaron Murray SUCKS.

Boulder Molder

April 25th, 2012
3:04 pm

weak response. not unexpected.

DAWG

April 25th, 2012
3:04 pm

LHarding, we beat the worst Gator team since 1989, who played with a 1 legged QB by 4 points and you and others think that makes him great?

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 25th, 2012
3:04 pm

When will 35:55minute MURRAY sit out his 1 game suspension for Underage Drinking? We ALL saw the Posted PIC of him drinking at FSU on the UGa off weekend.

10/06/12 at South Carolina * Columbia, S.C
DRINKING AT FSU under 21….Birthdate:11/10/1990
10/20/12 at Kentucky Lexington, Ky.

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
3:05 pm

But we agree, the debate is just about possible more mop up duty, and you were not suggesting pulling the starter late in a close game against the best teams we played (as some have suggested)?

Boulder Molder

April 25th, 2012
3:05 pm

One of the great blog realists, Game Change, is now on board. Welcome!

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
3:06 pm

Game Change

April 25th, 2012
3:02 pm
Mississippi State Game 2011, in Athens GA

Aaron Murray leads Ga in Second Half to 74 TOTAL YARDS ON 8 POSSESSIONS. ( 3pts )

This guy Aaron Murray SUCKS.

*****************

What are you, a Jehovah’s witness?

Takes one Bible verse and runs with it

Post Murray’s stats against Auburn from the FIRST HALF in 2011

We have all said repeatedly he made mistakes. He threw a dumb pick against Miss St, against SC, against Mich St.

We have said it

he is going to play a lot in 2012

If he makes mistakes like those, UGA will not win like they are capable.

DAWG

April 25th, 2012
3:07 pm

Do you have a link to the picture Koolaid?

Blog Cop

April 25th, 2012
3:07 pm

If it were in my jurisdiction, i’d lock his behind up.

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
3:08 pm

Boulder

Get a life.

Boulder Molder

April 25th, 2012
3:09 pm

Just want you to know someone was concerned for you after the verbal slapdown you recieved. Sorry.

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
3:09 pm

Blog cop

I fired you the other day

You are no longer welcome here

dismissed

Take boulder with you

Blog Cop

April 25th, 2012
3:10 pm

Wanna file charges, Mr. Lex?

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 25th, 2012
3:10 pm

DiLEX not YOU. I think you and I have chatted enough to know we are not BLOG Millionaires being More than we are(your a dumb and your kids got your wife’s smarts and looks I think you have said a few times LOL). I was talking about GTBOB and Neutral with Neutral saying he wrote a textbook.

ga gator

April 25th, 2012
3:10 pm

DawginLex, Murray has all the tools to be an exceptional QB and I believe the games where he made mistakes were because of a lack of talent in the backfield around him. He tried to carry the team and against top teams unless you have Tebow-like talent it is tough at the college level. Murray will be fine; Dawg fans need to lay off him.

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
3:11 pm

So kool aid, you drank from his cup?

You know it was beer?

You were there?

College kids drink beer?

No way!!!!

Blog Cop

April 25th, 2012
3:12 pm

I work for the people, the truth seekers. Not you blind homer d/a’s.

Blog Cop

April 25th, 2012
3:13 pm

Enter your comments here

ARdawg

April 25th, 2012
3:13 pm

Murray had to be one of the easiest picks for TSN. Anyone thinking rationally will discover, Murray is a returning seasoned Junior, with what might turn out to be one of the most solid running attacks in the SEC (potentially) as well as an experienced receiving corp. Not to mention what promises to be a very stout defense. A questionable Oline but that “might” not be the hinderance that it was last year.

The brass tacks is, Murray is a good QB and is much better when not hurried. If CMR and Bobo will leave him to some of his own devices, Murry could have the break out year we hoped for last year. Murray was a safe pick

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 25th, 2012
3:15 pm

DAWG not anymore I don’t think. You can Put out the question to most TROLL(as people call non-UGa fans) and I am sure somebody till re-post it. he is at a FSU Frat house with a beer in his hand. I know they do it but RICHT has punished EVERYBODY for similar things. MURRAY is BULLET PROOF in Richt’s Eyes.

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
3:15 pm

ga gator

Reasonable post from a gator?

Say it ain’t so!

Murray has a lot to prove.

That being said, going to Mizzou(or if he was at UF going to TAM), who do you want playing QB?

Murray
Mason
Lemay
Brissett
Driskell

The trolls will say all the others except Murray.

Richt,Miles,Muschamp,Saban,Spurrier would all pick Murray

Blog Cop

April 25th, 2012
3:15 pm

LHarding Dawg

April 25th, 2012
3:16 pm

So I guess DAWG is going to be the newest quarterback coach at Georgia. Some people know nothing about this game!

Hilton Head, Jr.

April 25th, 2012
3:17 pm

I’d choose Zach Mett. That’s just me.

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
3:17 pm

tsk tsk blog cop

Calling folks names

I took your badge away the other day and fired you

Now I’m gonna have to get you arrested

Hilton Head, Jr.

April 25th, 2012
3:18 pm

I’m thinking Saban and Miles would stick with what they have. So would Spurrier. That is a stupid post Lex.

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
3:19 pm

Don’t remember him being at UGA or UF or being listed as one of the choices but that’s just me……………..

Dawgs All the Way

April 25th, 2012
3:20 pm

Many of the Murray’s issues are due to the play calling and being put into a situation where he has to make too many plays. Get creative with the offense and if he cuts back on fumbles then he will be a star!

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
3:20 pm

ga gator, noticed the same coincidence that I did.

hornblowermg

April 25th, 2012
3:20 pm

No mystery to this. Murray is just fine. I simply think that Mason is the better QB.

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
3:21 pm

Thanks for the kind words Hilton Head. Thanks for not answering the question the way I posted it and twisting my words.

Thanks for being a good TROLL

ga gator

April 25th, 2012
3:22 pm

Lex you forget I go to all UGA home games with my UGA wife. I root for them every game except for the game in Jax of course. As for the picks you gave; I agree that any rational fan and especially the offensive minded coaches you mentioned would pick Murray. What a nightmare it would be if Murray had of picked SC and played for Spurrier. Murray’s skills remind me of Danny Wuerful with speed.

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
3:23 pm

I forgot you are in a mixed marriage!

Joe

April 25th, 2012
3:23 pm

So you want to bench a 2 year redshirt starter for either someone that has not been on a football in two and three years?

Boulder Molder

April 25th, 2012
3:23 pm

Take a knee Lex. Get up in stages. You’ll be ok. I got you.

ga gator

April 25th, 2012
3:24 pm

First time I met her family I realized what Sidney Poitier felt like in “Guess who’s coming to dinner”!!

DawginLex

April 25th, 2012
3:24 pm

Later boys

Inmates have taken over the blog

bham dawg

April 25th, 2012
3:26 pm

top 10 pick next year if he was 6-4

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 25th, 2012
3:27 pm

Boulder Molder

April 25th, 2012
3:27 pm

Take off Lex. You can’t lose your job to injury. Give your feelings time to heal.

every other sec coach

April 25th, 2012
3:28 pm

ill take him

ga gator

April 25th, 2012
3:29 pm

That is true bham dawg. I suspect a few of his forced throws which turned into Int’s were because of his height, especially the one in OT in Jax in 2010.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 25th, 2012
3:29 pm

Arron murray at FSU party during Bye week on the Satdurdaydownsouth web site

bham dawg

April 25th, 2012
3:34 pm

@still @theKool-aidBar… no way. that’s unbelieveable. no one has seen that picture. keep it on the dl. idiot

Homerville

April 25th, 2012
3:35 pm

Koolaid the photo should not surprise anyone. Richt knew Crowell was busted on Friday before the Fl game and didn’t suspend him until the week after. Richt knew another UF loss and his preachin behind would be gone and on the mission field and since Billy Graham doesn’t make 3 million a year it might be a good idea to keep his job.

bham dawg

April 25th, 2012
3:36 pm

@ga gator… no doubt. also if you see him try to throw a screen half his passes hit the back of a lineman’s helmet. height is not something you can teach but murray has everything else, he just needs to become more consistent and trust his teammates more. sometimes its like he feels he is the only person capable of making a play and he puts too much on his shoulders.

ga gator

April 25th, 2012
3:39 pm

bham dawg, Drew Brees adapted well and his height has not hurt him. Course then again if your team has hidden camera’s in the other teams locker room, you can make a lot of adjustments at half time and height might not matter!!

Bama=home of the T-bag special

April 25th, 2012
3:39 pm

Someone tell me who sits a QB who wins 10 games during a season in the SEC, unless you are in the throes of a huge beat down your not sitting a 10 game winner.

bham dawg

April 25th, 2012
3:40 pm

@Homerville… you and everyone else knows that is bs about richt. If richt picked and chose when to suspend a player or not, don’t you think he would wait till after the mizzou game to suspend all those starters. once again idiot troll

SSIgator

April 25th, 2012
3:42 pm

Wow, another day of dog abuse on a UGA blog. Haven’t seen this kind of a beating since just before Michael Vick was arrested. DawginLex may never be the same again.

Homerville

April 25th, 2012
3:43 pm

Then tell me bhang, why did Richt deliberately postpone the suspension when he knew about it on thursday before the game? That is fact and not BS.

ga gator

April 25th, 2012
3:45 pm

It would not have made a difference homerville, if Crowell had of been suspended, Samuels would have had more carries and he was a beast in that game.

Dawg Haus

April 25th, 2012
3:45 pm

That’s a good way of looking at it, ga gator. I know I’m glad Murray isn’t wearing a USCe uniform.

ga gator

April 25th, 2012
3:46 pm

Out!!! it is starting to get snippy.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 25th, 2012
3:47 pm

Bham Dwag………..IF we all know it then WHY was 35:55minute Murray never made to sit a GAME? All the other players have had to SIT a game.

Homerville

April 25th, 2012
3:48 pm

ga gator, you dont think it would have mattered if Murray had been suspended?

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
3:51 pm

Are the procedures spelled out in school’s written policy on drug test related suspension also a “fact”?

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
3:53 pm

Bham, I’ll tell you who. People who don’t coach football teams for a living.

ga gator

April 25th, 2012
3:56 pm

Homerville, one more answer and I am out for the day; the answer is no; UGA would have beat us that day with a healthy Brantley; they were better, period. If we were not in their heads they would have beaten us by 20.

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
3:58 pm

er ah, I mean the other guy there……. b-home special.

bham dawg

April 25th, 2012
4:01 pm

@Homerville… supply some proof that is fact. then i might entertain your conspiracy. The drug test were takin on the thursday before jax. The turn around on the results is 3 days minimum which means they would have know results after the game. until you provide proof you are just another troll fishing.

dawgfan

April 25th, 2012
4:02 pm

I predict a National Championship for my Dawgs!

Bama=home of the T-bag special

April 25th, 2012
4:02 pm

@Still@theKool-aidBAR…one word O’Doul’s….that why Murray didn’t sit.

Charlie Hayes

April 25th, 2012
4:03 pm

Sure, he is game smart, but he doesnt make the needed throws when they count the most. That is his biggest issue. Maybe he will change this year with another year of experience under his belt. I was wrong about DJ Shockley. I thought he would be a horrible QB after watching him play in mop up games in 2004. Boy was I wrong…Maybe I am wrong this time and Murray will be top Dawg this year…..

bham dawg

April 25th, 2012
4:04 pm

@Still@theKool-aidBar… sit for what? He is holding a beer damn. Not to mention he turned 21 the same week.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 25th, 2012
4:08 pm

WHY does the UGA georgiadogs.com not have the years of 1990-1995 history listed on the site?

Boulder Molder

April 25th, 2012
4:11 pm

those were georgia’s “salad years”

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
4:12 pm

Homerville, how far back in your closet do we need to dig to find those old FSU caps?

bham dawg

April 25th, 2012
4:17 pm

football knowledge is not a priority for this blog. bashing and trolling is what the ajc bloggers do best. screw football who cares just make fun of people. ajc=worthless

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
4:17 pm

I thought the school’s policies as it relates to drugs and alcohol, only covered actual occurances.

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
4:21 pm

If we are going to suspend him for Virtual Offenses, I would bet anything there is an underage follower with bad intentions somewhere in all those re-posted tweets of his.

Dawg Haus

April 25th, 2012
4:24 pm

Unfortunately, you’re dead on, bham dawg. I just ignore the haters, trolls and negative Nancies and chat with the folks who want to talk football. Maybe that’s why I’m not the most frequent poster on these… Hope you’re having a good one!

UGAKev from Columbus

April 25th, 2012
4:25 pm

I think you could start any three of those QB’s with our defense this year and possibly go undefeated. I would be more concerned wih our OLINE holding up and our running backs producing.

Dawg Haus

April 25th, 2012
4:27 pm

Seriously, Kev. There are areas of concern for the Dawgs that need to be addressed, but QB isn’t one of them.

Snake Plisskin

April 25th, 2012
4:30 pm

Wow…haven’t been on here for a while, but I see the fans are still looking for a bandwagon…this site just brings a out the crazies…the biggest thing is that he isn’t from Georgia, and nothing that he does will ever be good enough for some of you huckleberries…hopefully, he’ll graduate early, pull a Russell Wilson, and play his last year for some fans that appreciate what he can do…it slays me that no matter who the QB is, and what therr skills are, UGA continues to play “balls to the wall” until they get a lead, then sits on a lead, and allows the other team to get back into a game…then they attempt to turn everything back on and get after it again…2nd half game plan; run up the gut, run up the gut, obvious 3rd and long situation (here comes the blitz)…run, run, blitz, errr I mean pass…all QB’s pad their stats against lesser foes, but UGA hasn’t been able to line up and go Mano-a-mano for a 4 full quarters against hardly any ranked teams…hope some of you knuckleheads get your way and they put Mason in, and Murray transfers can his senior year and play at a school that needs a quality QB and not a “Game Manager”…besides, it’ll give some of you more time to find the bandwagon, or maybe it will be the typical UGA mantra “just wait until next year”…

ARdawg

April 25th, 2012
4:32 pm

Snake Plisskin

You’re feeding the trolls.

Homerville, you are making my hometown look bad. Lighten up and seek reality

Business model

April 25th, 2012
4:32 pm

The AJC would be better served with the introduction of a blog writer with a more anti-Georgia bias. It is apparent to anyone that there are far more readers of the AJC who do not support UGA athletics, who are from another part of the country and aren’t buying the big-hat, no cattle model of football supported by the homer base. The number of anti-UGA bloggers always outnumber the pro-UGA bloggers. Homers have poisoned the well. Sad but true.

bham dawg

April 25th, 2012
4:34 pm

Dawg Haus… I’m with you man its just hard to ignore the ignorance on here sometimes. On another note 247 had signee update today on Todd Gurley. Said he is at 220lbs and in great shape. Can’t wait to see what he can do. Wouldn’t be surprised if he got a RS though considering the depth.

@UGAKev… i was very concerned with the online before spring but i honestly think this group is going to surprise some people this year. Kolton Houston’s eligibility is crucial. Coaches seems very optimistic that he will be cleared before the season however.

@homerville

April 25th, 2012
4:35 pm

If a forida player would’ve failed a drug test for the first time before the Georgia game he wouldn’t have been suspended , since Florida doesn’t suspend on the 1st failed test it wouldn’t have been mentioned. and your timeline is wrong but don’t let facts get in the way.

Mark Park

April 25th, 2012
4:35 pm

Great post, business model. You should come on here more often. The big hat – no cattle line was brilliant. A perfect representation of the UGA fanbase.

ARdawg

April 25th, 2012
4:38 pm

bham dawg

It would appear CMR got a wake up call on the redshirting featured backs with Knowshon. What’s the use in a RS if they’re bolting after the Junior year. At least I hope he has. RS has been well over utilized at Georgia mush to the detriment

Dawg Haus

April 25th, 2012
4:39 pm

Good news, bham dawg! The backfield is shaping up nicely. I hope Samuel goes out with a bang this year. Sounds like it’s safe to say that Gurley will get the RS this year. Do you see Marshall coming right in and contributing? I’m really curious to see how he fits in.

bham dawg

April 25th, 2012
4:43 pm

@Business Model… the trolls drive this site. if you take away the pro uga articles the trolls would troll else where. I’m guessing you are not a successful business man because your business model would be the death of the ajc.

bham dawg

April 25th, 2012
4:49 pm

@ARdawg… i agree with you but with gurley coming in late he will not have the playbook down and at best he is going to be 4th on the depth chart. But you never know.

@Dawg Haus… Marshall is a threat to take it to the house every time he touches the ball. I think we have to get the ball in his hands at least 10 times a game. I would like to see us use him kind of like auburn has used ontario mccaleb. He is definitely not an every down back at this point. I think we might see him in the return game as well.

Braiden

April 25th, 2012
4:50 pm

He’s the best quarterback on our team yet he’s the most inconsistent one. He’s good but has a problem with accuracy when we play a higher level of teams (LSU). Some compare him to Matthew Stafford and he doesn’t have half the talent! Yea and he’s only 6 foot 1

bham dawg

April 25th, 2012
4:51 pm

@Still@theKool-aidBAR… ask Erving Walker. Wait that was a taco. SSIgator in 3….2….1….

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
4:53 pm

most inconsistant QB on th team compared to whom?

Dawg Haus

April 25th, 2012
4:54 pm

Agreed, bham dawg. I wouldn’t mind seeing him get some passes like Harton got in the G-Day game.

Limeydawg

April 25th, 2012
5:00 pm

Murray is a gamer. He deserves our respect, Dawgs. Like one of the OP said, [sic] would YOU like to be playing against Murray? I’m guessing not. Give AM his due. He’s ready for one hell of a season. Go Dawgs.

bham dawg

April 25th, 2012
5:01 pm

absolutely… for some reason we didn’t throw to the backs much last year. don’t know if it was a lack of knowledge at the posistion for crowell but everything i read about him talks about how well he can run routes and catch out of the backfield but we didn’t utilize that last year. I think crowell will line up in the slot a lot this year with boo in the backfield.

ARdawg

April 25th, 2012
5:04 pm

Murray has been consistent if nothing else. Not necessarily in a good way. He consistently makes a few bonehead mistakes. I think, largely because CMB keeps him too constricted to the called play. Hopefully this year they’ll turn him loose. He is the best we have IMHO, and I believe at some point he’ll show greatness

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
5:07 pm

I believe if Richt had the Moreno decision to make, given the facts at the time, he would do exactly the same thing. RB’s bolting after thier sophomore year (not his Junior) is the extremely rare exception, and shouldn’t be a factor, and wasn’t in that case either. Moreno was not ready to play at that level as a True Freshman, ( if we can believe every single report from anybody remotely involved) , and would have been behind 3 future NFL RBs that year.

If anything leaving after thier Junior year,which is becomeing expected, MAKES the case of RS Moreno, or a RB. 3 more productive year vs 2 productive years and a wasted 20 carry TF year.

Unless he is needed. Sometimes thats the case.

As far as learning a lesson from that, 2 of the RB in front of him played as TF. It had always been situational before and after Moreno.

Dawg Haus

April 25th, 2012
5:09 pm

ARdawg, Murray has a set of wheels on him. I’d love to see him take off running more often.

ARdawg

April 25th, 2012
5:13 pm

Altamaha

Rarely is a true freshman ready to play. When they are it’s the raw talent and ability that overrides the lack of knowledge of the playbook and the system. Your scenario makes sense and is generally adhered to. The problem with it is that some true freshman with the ability perform better in a game than at practice and protecting the RS status will keep a coach from knowing if they can or can’t

ARdawg

April 25th, 2012
5:17 pm

Dawg Haus

He did in his first 4-5 games in his first year. He didn’t hesitate. I was tickled to death with him, still am. It would appear they pulled the reigns on him. Almost as if, don’t run unless you have open field. I’d much rather see him try to run than force something into double or triple coverage which he has been known to do

Business model

April 25th, 2012
5:20 pm

@bham dawg: The idea would be a winner. One day a week, have an article written by one of the many “trolls” as you call them, and open up the floodgates. At that point, the “homers” would then become the “trolls”. You could do a guest blogger every week until you find the one who fits. Guys like GTBob, evil empire, Red Jello, Game Change; I don’t mean to leave anyone out, but it would be a blast. Honestly, how many times can the Georgia fans cover and re-shape the truth to fit their twisted view of UGA’s football program. And the subject matter is vast..like..”Is the 1980 Bulldog football schedule the weakest of an NCAA champion in history?”…legit question. And there are hundreds more….Nah, on second thought, it’s more fun trashing you guys without the headaches of writing a blog. A solid idea though.

bham dawg

April 25th, 2012
5:23 pm

you just have to laugh sometimes

bham dawg

April 25th, 2012
5:30 pm

@ARdawg… i agree with you that murray his freshman year was playing more on instincts. now that the game has slowed down and he knows where his recievers are going to be the coaches want thim to stick in the pocket more. also, they need to teach him how to carry the ball when running and slide when he is about to take a lick.

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
5:39 pm

Well, I guess in the abstract. I don’t really see what that has to do with the actual situation with Moreno, though.

You stated that Richt had learned his lesson from that specific situation. As in, it was a mistake and he’d not do it that way in the future. I am pointing out, that it was NOT a mistake. It was the right call given that situation. And he already had shown prior he would play TF if need be, so RS was not just the status quo.

As I heard it from my grape vine (FWIW), He was not in shape during camp in 2006 as a TF, developed more with the scout team, got in shape, and by the Oct of his RS year they all knew what he would do in 2007.

Are you saying the lessoned learned was that there is a rare chance that he might have proven he was ready in live action despite not showing any signs of that in camp, and maybe he would have surprised all of them and got 3 dozen carries as a freshman, as opposed to 1 dozen?

Now you be the coach……would you trade that chance for what he would have done in 2009? He said it was a very close decision as to stay, that would have been the norm. I would guess a lot of people would now question if it would have been better for him had he done so.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 25th, 2012
5:39 pm

PLEASE 35:55minute MURRAY run. RUN a lot. Run Murray Run.

Nick

April 25th, 2012
5:44 pm

I have supported him since day one and continue to do so. He will be a great QB at some point in his college career.

kerryb

April 25th, 2012
5:47 pm

I think one of the things you have to look at is that Aaron Murray was sacked 32 times last year. In comparison Andrew Luck was sacked only 11 times. With that big a difference Luck threw 37 TD passes and Murray had 35 TD’s. Murray also threw only 4 more INT’s than Luck who threw 10 and Murray threw 14. Luck had 3,517 yards passing and Murray had 3,149. So, if Murray had as clean a pocket protection as Luck I wonder what he could do.

Being a die hard UGA fan I can tell you why Murray has not gotten the love of the fan base. Because the fan base is mostly a bunch of whiney, fickle, fair weathered, pessimistic lot of fans that can only remember what they saw in the last game and never can see the big picture. I guarantee you that every team in the SEC would take Aaron Murray as their QB. I bet Florida wishes that he would have gone to his home state team.

kerryb

April 25th, 2012
5:53 pm

What I am waiting to see is what Murray is going to do with a big time stable of running backs behind him to take some of the pressure off. The first 2 years he did not have a solid backfield behind him. He does now. Last years offense was more of a spread offense because of no solid FB in the backfield. Now if they can use Samuel as a FB (along with the Freshman Hicks) we can go back to the Pro style play action offense that Richt usually runs and Murray will be even better.

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
5:55 pm

OK. In the abstract suppose. You are saying that a generic Freshmen might surprise everybody and leapfrog proven know quantities on the team, thus ended the believe that the logical use of a RS is wise anymore.

I am saying that the Actual Player was not in SEC playing shape, surprised nobody with his abilities when it was time, and it was never the status quo to RS running back before him anyway.

I’m just not getting the wake up call from that.

So lets make You the coach now. Would you trade his production in 2009, on the chance that he “might” have defied everything he had shown in camp, and got several dozen more carries as a freshman?

BTW, coach. You got an almost certain case where a true freshman will be taking over as the QB back there . Does that scream burn a 4th string RB year of eligibility at ya?

Kyle

April 25th, 2012
6:10 pm

Well Bill, let’s see…perhaps it has something to do with the fact he has cost us big games with his turnovers and poor decision making…..perhaps it is the fact he has yet to be a “good”team……maybe it has to do with the fact he keeps making the same mistakes…..hummm….ya think??????????

Kyle

April 25th, 2012
6:11 pm

beat a good team……

Bob

April 25th, 2012
6:13 pm

I think Jarvis is the best LB in NCAA football and will excell in the NFL. I think Murray is an over-hyped, mistake-prone, under-sized, and not very smart underachiever. He should have gone to Central Fla. HUtson Mason is a real. SEC calibre QB.

Kyle

April 25th, 2012
6:16 pm

Murray plays all season….9-3 at best…likely 8-4……….Hopefully he will implode at Missouri like he did with Sparty and we can salvage the season (after being the laughingstock of the SEC to lose to new guys Missouri) with that being the only loss……

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 25th, 2012
6:22 pm

kerryb…….great post…………BUT………BOBO is still going to PLAY CALL FART. I said if MURRAY is High in the Heisman Poll by the 7th game that is not good for UGa. UGa should be ahead and RUNNING the Ball in ALL of the first 7 games but maybe USCe. If Murray is Passing a lot against USCe then he will LOSE.

Texas Dawg

April 25th, 2012
6:29 pm

The national media likes his numbers! I’m a die hard dawg fan and I could care less about 4000 yards passing against weak teams. To this point…..and I hope AM proves me wrong the next two years……..HE has not got it done against better teams……UGA fans expect wins against the likes of UCF and MS in bowls….stop with the excuses!!!! He has not beat a a ranked team 0-9….PLEASE Prove me wrong next year and go 12-0………..you want to know why some UGA fans think what they it’s cuase he blows the big games…..the last two years…….hope he goes undefeated the next two…..go dawgs!

Texas Dawg

April 25th, 2012
6:31 pm

First 3 games our back-up QBs should get alot of playing time….no more padding numbers against weak teams for AM

kerryb

April 25th, 2012
6:37 pm

I remember all of the know-it-all UGA fans that were saying the same kind of things about Matt Stafford that they are saying about Murray. I remember Matt Stafford thinking too much of his arm that he would launch a ball into triple coverage only to get intercepted. I don’t remember fans saying the completely stupid things about Stafford that they do about Murray. Why would any good QB want to come to UGA when if they make a mistake the stupid fan base is going to start their crap about them? Why would Brice Ramsey want to come to that? In the three years Stafford was here did he deliver anything? No. But I never heard things like, “he can never win the big game” about him.

Dawg4life

April 25th, 2012
6:38 pm

Well, anybody that can’t see the potential in Murray obviously doesn’t have a football bone in his/her body… The kid was a sophomore last year and threw for the 2nd most td’s of any QB returning next year behind Barkley. Everybody always wants to blame the qb, but UGA had no kind of running game last year. Lets revisit this topic after this season. It will be his junior year, and he should start putting all together now. The kid is lightyears ahead of where Stafford was when he was a junior.

Dawg4life

April 25th, 2012
6:38 pm

When Stafford was a sophomore… Sorry

kerryb

April 25th, 2012
6:40 pm

At least Murray has gotten his team to an SEC championship game. Stafford never did.

Dawg4life

April 25th, 2012
6:57 pm

And I will go ahead and post it because someone is going to question it, so here it is:

Stafford (Sophomore yr 2007)- 55.7% comp./ 2523 yds/ 7.3 yds per att./ 19 tds/ 10 ints

Murray (Sophomore yr 2011)- 59.1% comp./ 3149 yds/ 7.8 yds per att./ 35 tds/ 14 ints

The numbers don’t lie folks. Murray doesn’t play the games by himself, so all this “he hasn’t beaten a top 25 team” talk is nonsense. UGA hasn’t beaten a top 25 team while he has been qb.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 25th, 2012
6:58 pm

kerryb……….True

Dwag4life…..Crap in one hand and place POTENTIAL in the other and see which one fills up faster.

I am ALL TECH and you gys know it, BUT MURRAY should have been in some of the COX games to get him in BIG GAMES. It would make him a True Junior this year but he would be better I THINK. You burned the 8-4 Cox year by not playing MURRAY. I don’t think Murray would have EVER had a 6-7 year if he played some games behind COX. I feel the same about GT not playing a QB more during Nesbitt’s senior year. Washington was NOT READY to come in the VIP game and LEAD the team.

Texas Dawg

April 25th, 2012
7:09 pm

@dawg4life…….got ya team sport and all……..but this is the thing……..Murry for whatever excuse we make has been directly responsible for several…….several key turnovers in the bigger games….that cost us those games………yea….yea…yea…only a soph…….excuse…the tru soph for alabama in the nc lead his team to the win when lsu shut down bamas running game………THE REASON SOME UGA FANS LIKE MYSELF talk about 0-9 against ranked teams is cuase we want our DAWGS to not only beat teams like Buffalo……..but also teams like LSU………I HOPE Murry proves us wrong next year and leads the dawds to a 12-0 record GO DAWGS!!!!!!

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
7:37 pm

GTBob
I didn’t avoid your question…..just had to teach a class. Yes indeed, I have sold over 285,000 copies at Tech and similar schools. Can’t tell you more because I’m enjoying the royalties too much. Hint, I went to undergrad at UGa and grad school at Clemson and MIT. I’ll explains TD to int. Ratios later so you will understand why Murray’s total yardage is not the most important issue.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 25th, 2012
7:44 pm

Neutral………….you should HAVE the GUTS to PROMOTE your PRODUCT. I & many think you are a Blog Billionaire until you produce FACT to back up your claims.

LagDawg

April 25th, 2012
7:57 pm

Murray is fine. It’s not his fault that he doesn’t have a OC that can call the right play when needed. It’s not his fault that he doesn’t have a QB coach that can help him not keep making the same dumb misstakes and it’s not his fault that his HC and OC can’t recruit top OL to protect him. Once those problems are solved, maybe UGA can then win a NC. It was reported that the offensive staff spent a day with Gruden but, the entire summer would have been better. There does not seem to be a commitment to improve the offensive coaching staff and until that happens the same problems will continue.

CrayonTan

April 25th, 2012
8:00 pm

Let’s say, hypothetically, we can grant Murray in 2012:
1) 3 receivers as good as Durham, AJ Green, and Charles at tight end
2) 2 running backs that average over 5 yards per carry
3) the most experienced offensive line in the nation

Wouldn’t that be great?

No, we tried that in 2010, Murray went 6 wins, 7 losses with all the above.

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
8:04 pm

Kool-aid,

Not a billionaire…..not even close, but yes a millionaire. Have multiple textbooks and can’t risk losing tens of thousands by telling you more. I enjoy the $$$, especially when it is coming from Tech students. Have a good night…..I’m signing-off and watching American Idol. Great talent this year…..kinda like the Dawgs.

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
8:15 pm

Crayon tan,

I was signing-off and forgot to respond to your 8:00 comments. You just made my entire point. The reasons Murray slipped off on his stats in 2011 are:
- rookie receivers
-no running backs
-lousy OL

Thanks again for clarifying what Murray had to deal with last year. No wonder the SEC coaches (best coaches in the nation…no doubt) voted Murray the 2nd best in the SEC behind a QB who would have gone in the 1st round this year if he had left Arkansas early. You da man!!!

Neutral

April 25th, 2012
8:19 pm

Don’t forget, Murray was a redshirt freshman in 2010…..and the team had a terrible attitude which was resolved by CMR and staff. Your comparisons suck and you obviously don’t have a clue.

Stephen A.Dogg : Richt's ACC offensive IQ doesn't work in the SEC for Georgia.

April 25th, 2012
8:48 pm

@ kerryb: As a Georgia fan I wish Murray would have stayed in his home state and went to Florida. So you can count UGA and UF fans that would have been glad about Murray being a gator.

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2012
8:48 pm

No more padding Murray’s stats against weak teams???? when did that happen before?

Lakedawg

April 25th, 2012
8:50 pm

Why does it seem to me that Bill King who preofesses to be a Dawg fan to continue to write article after article seeming to be negative towards the Dawgs????

bitter bad thrower

April 25th, 2012
9:10 pm

bill queen stinks—like murry—fumbles—int’s

this dawg want hunt!!

April 25th, 2012
9:10 pm

Stats are for losers. And that is exactly what Murray and Jones are. Neither one has big time stats against top teams. Murray has proven over 3 years that he can’t get the job done in a big time game. His pathetic performance against S.C, LSU, Boise St, and Mich. St, says all you need to know about him. Sure he throws 4 or 5 t.d’s against Miss, or Auburn, which is nothing without Cam, but what does this clown do when the lights are shinning for big games????? He wets the damn bed time after time. Yet all of these UGA fans rave about his stats. My GOD people wake up. If the guy could protect the damn football, UGA would have won 3 or those 4 games. As for Jones, he is just like Murray. He shows up against inferior competiton. He had no sacks against S.C, Boise.St, LSU and Mich St. Yet he is an all-american. Hate to burst his bubble, but big time players make big-time plays in big games. He didn’t do that. The other coaching staffs took him out of the game, and that is not what big time players allow to happen. Remember a guy named Pollack, he would always make big plays in big games regardless of what the opposing team’s coaches did to scheme against him. Jones hasn’t proven he can do that. Maybe he will next year, but to have 4 sacks against one of the worst tackles in the SEC, the punk from Florida doesn’t mean jack. As for Murray, this guy will never and i mean NEVER take UGA to a championship. His lack of accuracy, lack of ball protection, and lack of arm strength is terrible. Too bad Richt and Bobo don’t realize this.

bitter bad thrower

April 25th, 2012
9:12 pm

0-10 against top 25 teams———————–why would any free thinking person

——————————–think things will change////??????????

—————————————————————————”O”—–go dawgs

bitter bad thrower

April 25th, 2012
9:16 pm

———-like ive stated in the past———coach bobo like hudson mason——richt rules the QB starter

Brainiac

April 25th, 2012
10:11 pm

@ This dawgwant hunt:

You don’t know big wood from brush dude.

You have proven that you belong to the single digit IQ club(probably as president). J Jones will go in the 1st or early 2nd round in the NFL draft and Murray will be drafted.

ALL coaches at UGA football pay more taxes than you gross each year so if you had any credibility you wouldn’t be working that late shift a Krystal Burger. You would be coaching somewhere.

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

chuck

April 25th, 2012
10:24 pm

Murray would be fine IF UGA had an average OC. The problem is Bobo is horrible. He has ZERO feel for the game. His way too conservative play calling in the 4th quarter is a joke.

Somebody needs to chart how many times this year a Bulldog position goes like this:
1st down – try and throw a low percentage pass 30 yards down the field.
2nd and 10 – TB up the middle.
3rd and 12 – Another 30 yard pass incomplete.

Brainiac

April 25th, 2012
10:49 pm

@ Animal Lover:

Just stick a sock in it loser!!!!!!!

Andy

April 25th, 2012
10:52 pm

Be careful now and don’t point out any stat that are not favorable to UGA are you will not be considered a dog fan.

Andy

April 25th, 2012
11:06 pm

What does the amount of taxes the UGA coach pay have anything do with GA won-lost record?

MuttBarker

April 25th, 2012
11:11 pm

Seen this Spring game highlight video? This is a QB.

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7840621

MuttBarker

April 25th, 2012
11:26 pm

Lovin this Spring game highlight video #2, another superb QB, like the way Bama uses their running backs in the passing game. AJ McCarron from Alabama looks better than last year…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llSCTzj6Aco&feature=related

GTBob

April 25th, 2012
11:29 pm

Not a billionaire…..not even close, but yes a millionaire. Have multiple textbooks and can’t risk losing tens of thousands by telling you more.

Yes, we all believe you Neutral. You are a millionaire author who can’t reveal his book for some reason. I am an author too. Only my books have sold over 10 million copies. There I beat you in the imaginary jobs race.

Lamar

April 25th, 2012
11:32 pm

Look, I like Murray and I liked him ever since he was a freshman 2 years ago. The problem with Murray is, he played better his freshman year than he did as a sophmore. OR HE HAS NOT IMPROVED SINCE HIS 1ST START! Now in fairness to him, he had a BETTER RUNNING GAME his freshman year, which took pressure off him. As a Sophmore last year, THE RUNNING GAME WAS NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO KEEP DEFENSES HONEST, which I think made him throw more to make up the difference from a year ago. This will be his junior year, and with the running game being better, (AND IT SHOULD BE), I think his numbers will improve, BUT I WOULD NOT BET MONEY ON IT! Some QB’s just tend to make throws they know is wrong, if he can improve HIS DECISION MAKING, we will have a great year, if not, the FIRE RICHT will continue. Lets face it guys, GA has the talent, AND ALWAYS has , but until they COACH UP THE TALENT TO ITS POTENTIAL, they will never show their potential and we will be saying at the end of the year, (Like we always do), WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR IT WILL GET BETTER!! BUT, BUT, BUT, THIS IS THE YEAR IT WILL HAPPEN, IF IT EVER IS GOING TO HAPPEN! THE TEAM IS LOADED, NOW LET THE TALENT GO!! GO DAWGS!!

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
12:14 am

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
12:18 am

You Dwag Fans cussing BILL KING are fools. He posted QUESTIONS from UGA FANS. He posted his thoughts and was honest. HE is BEING a FAN BLOGGER. He is supposed to give a HEART FELT response from the other fans and His OWN feelings. Leave Bill Alone or don’t read. He is a DAWG from the grey hairs in his beard to the Bones in his toes. If you think any different then you are a fool.

DawgNation

April 26th, 2012
4:11 am

I do not believe I am going to type this but Still@ that was a great post.

YEAR OF THE DAWG

April 26th, 2012
6:11 am

Murray made some bad decisions but if you watched the LSU and MIchigan St. games. The second half you can’t throw it from back. Our fat O-line killed us in the second half !!!!!!!

Neutral

April 26th, 2012
6:38 am

@GT Bob and Kool-Aid

Good morning guys, sorry I missed your typically sarcastic and erroneous posts last night, but I had better things to do. To add insult to injury……I have 17 faculty in my department and 3 are GT grads. Don’t you love it when Techies call a BullDawg “BOSS”……kinda like in football!!!! Have a great day.

Old Dawg

April 26th, 2012
6:45 am

I don’t think our losses were all on Murray – I fault our coaching. Who told Murray to throw that pass that lost the Ga-Fla game two years ago? Mike Bobo! Who keeps Murray in the games longer than he needs to be and won’t allow other QBs – Mark Richt! Murray’s Mistakes are only the outward manifestation of the coaching problem. Weak o-line? Why are the coaches not telling Murray to drop and cover the ball and take the loss, rather than throw an interception or get sacked and fumble.

I don’t keep a stopwatch with me while watching games, but it seems to me that Murray takes a long time to throw. Now whether that is him, or whether it is his receivers not getting clear, I don’t know.

#1 SEC

April 26th, 2012
6:46 am

Murray–will light it up this year–Ga has a good offense and maybe the best D in the SEc. The dogs should win the east easily again and beat alabama for the sec title. The dogs are back!

wr29te

April 26th, 2012
7:00 am

With all of these wan-a-bee coaches advising CMR the he will have it all figured out by Sept.1st

AltamahaDawg

April 26th, 2012
7:18 am

Andy, for such a professed ” dog fan”, you really seem to go out of your way to completely invent exagerated accusations in order to put them all down. And never anything good.

What’s the saying: with friends like you, who needs enemies.

AltamahaDawg

April 26th, 2012
7:25 am

Actually Durham was WIDE open on that UF play. Could have been the winning call. Murray made a bad throw. many of his ints were not really on him, but that one was. (although he was scrambling away from an unabated pass rush). And you know he has the final decision to throw the ball.

Old Dog

April 26th, 2012
7:34 am

AltamahaDawg – So you are saying that the Florida loss two years ago was totally on Murray? He could have taken the loss (or thrown it to the sidelines) and let our (then) #1 kicker kick a field goal?

Old Dog

April 26th, 2012
7:37 am

So it sounds like Mark Richt should be having second thoughts about keeping Murray at starter. When you keep putting someone in and they keep underperforming, is that the QBs fault or the coach’s fault for putting him in?

Kyle

April 26th, 2012
8:19 am

Murray plays all year….8-4 (Missouri, Carolina, someone really stupid, and Tech (their due)….)

Kyle

April 26th, 2012
8:21 am

Murray implodes at Missouri like he did against Sparty in the bowl game and CMR gives mason a chance…..at least a shot at 11-1……..

kt

April 26th, 2012
8:48 am

Should be interesting to watch what happens at QB in 2011.

kt

April 26th, 2012
8:59 am

The Penn St S & C Coach, helped Penn State dominate teams in the second half of games. Using his high intensity training was the key. Penn St outscored opponents 116 to 79 in the 2nd half in 2011, and won the 4th quarter, 55 to 39. I’d look for this team to be in much better condition, Murray’s 2nd half play was rough, he looked tired, so the new S & C coach should benefit Murray, and the whole team to play better in the 3rd and 4th quarters.

AltamahaDawg

April 26th, 2012
8:59 am

No, plenty of players made key mistakes in that game. I never believe any game boils down to any one play. Murray, IMO, was the reason we were in that game at all.

And I’m not understaning your question.
You said it was a simply a matter of a poor call. I’m saying it was a pretty good call, and the WR was open.

Murray’s biggest issue it trying to force a play. He did on that play. Always has been. I personally think that is a fairly expected drawback of a very talented young QB who has to come in and start on a team that has had some difficulties surrounding him with realiable, consistant support.

On the other hand if we didn’t have a QB who could could what Murray can do, we would have lost just as many games in the past 2 yrs.

Retrospect

April 26th, 2012
9:00 am

Will UGA be wearing their Nike clown costumes again this year?

ARdawg

April 26th, 2012
9:01 am

Altamaha

That is determined only by the RS freshman sitting on the bench and whether A) He has that special talent and ability or B) the team has a deficiency at his position

Just wonderin'...

April 26th, 2012
9:05 am

A few comments about UGA:

1. Four different SEC teams have won the last six BCS championships.

2. UGA was not one of those teams.

3. During that period, UGA did not win the SEC championship.

4. Red panties and hashbrowns.

In other words, UGA has sunk into total irrelevancy both regionally and nationally.

So why is UGA paying Mark Richt millions of dollars a year?

ARdawg

April 26th, 2012
9:07 am

I guess being how the donuts are made, the Tech trolls are available in full force?

AltamahaDawg

April 26th, 2012
9:08 am

Are you suggsting that Mark Richt should have anticipated that mistake and pulled Murray, and stuck in Mason to run the team during the OT period of the UF game 2 years ago?

What coach would have ever done that?

In fact, what exactly defines” keep him in longer than he needs”? When exactly IS the right time to pull your All-SEC starter and put in a way less experienced and somewhat less talented back-up QB during the later stages of a tight ballgame against a tough oponent? Obviously the play JUST before an interception. And If frogs could fly, they wouldnt bump thier behinds when they jump.

AltamahaDawg

April 26th, 2012
9:16 am

Yes, I have already agreed with that part AR. And Richt has been as willing as anyone, BEFORE and after Moreno, to subscribe to that theory, too.

Which leads me to the confusion over your point. Maybe I just don’t understand the term “wake up call”. Just doesnt seem to me to apply here.

PowerDawg

April 26th, 2012
9:21 am

Jhughes and DestinDawg must be smokin’ out of the same bowl. Green did not play in the MSU game last year, Huhgesie.

Subject to injuries? Really, Destin? The guy hasn’t missed a play in two years, much less any games. Toughest SOB to ever play the position as far as I’m concerned…

bill

April 26th, 2012
9:26 am

Here: I will sum up all the comments. I am an expert at everything in Div. 1 football and I have to say. blah,blah, blah, etc. If you do not agree with me then you are a &**&&^%^%, &^%^&, etc. See I am a genius. Now wait while I rip my shoulder muscles out patting myself on the back.

Game Changer

April 26th, 2012
9:28 am

GA vs MISS ST 2011 IN ATHENS

Aaron Murray Second Half Stats:

Completions: 2 for 9 23 yards total
1 Interception returned 72 yards for a TD MIss St

AARON MURRAY: LOL

CLOW

April 26th, 2012
9:28 am

We lost our 4 biggest games last season, largely due to his own mistakes. That is why we are skeptical.

Old Dawg.

April 26th, 2012
9:35 am

To all you Murray haters get ready to eat your words. With a good running game and not trying to win the game himself He will be awsome.

AltamahaDawg

April 26th, 2012
9:37 am

Imagine last year IF King and Ealey were still on the team and doing well. And Malcome had had some monster games already. Plus a few other reserves.

Now imagine IF Crowell come in, was far less known as he is, and not as highly rated. Not overly recruited. Came in out of shape. Lost in the playbook. Had shown nothing noteworthy in camp. Nobody on the staff had thought him ready to play.

That’s the Moreno decision in a nutshell.

Now imagine if none of that was the case, and you had Crowell as a TF.

I believe that You would have done exactly what Richt did in both cases.

Game Changer

April 26th, 2012
9:50 am

Imagine this: Richt’s job is head man of football and to win, many shortcomings are overlooked when WINNING. He is also responsible for image, and control of those he recruits to GA. He has been a failure for several years now on and off the field and yet GA extends a new lengthy contract, only at the Univ of GA.

ARdawg

April 26th, 2012
9:58 am

Altamaha,

The wake up call IMO is, there really aren’t “that” many reasons to redshirt as usually claimed. All have 4 years of eligibility. For those destined for the next level few need more than that

Kyle

April 26th, 2012
10:15 am

One thing I will give Murray- OT interception aside, he seems to play well in Jax- he has brought us back from double digit UF leads that had not happened during their “streak”….the problem is, he cant beat any “good” teams. His stats are against sub par teams most of whom have losing records. We will see if that changes this year, but I honestly dont have much hope of it. We are great at making excuses about everything……..with a freshman kicker and punter coming I can just bet that will be our excuse this year……as well as using them for an excuse when Murray screws up….”well if we had a good punter murray would not have thrown the interception on the 15 yard line-………same story- different year

AltamahaDawg

April 26th, 2012
10:17 am

So the wake up call for a coach that does not normally RS a RB if there is any possible to get something out of his freshman year, is to never do it under any circumstanc, even though you agreed with it was perfecly logical in the case that you chose to use as any example?

AltamahaDawg

April 26th, 2012
10:17 am

Just messing with you, buddy.

Joe

April 26th, 2012
10:20 am

Another Murray masterpiece: South Carolina 45 UGA 42…….or it could breakdown like this….

UGA 42 South Carolina 17 (this is the number of points the Defense gave up)

UGA 42 South Carolina 24 (This is Defense and special teams points given up)

South Carolina 45 UGA 42 (This is defense, Special teams, AND what our QB gave up)

Oh you Aaron Murray……my God….and he is only a Sophomore!

DawginLex

April 26th, 2012
10:35 am

Joe

True and we have all pointed it out numerous times and discussed it numerous times

Do you have a point?

Joe

April 26th, 2012
10:43 am

Dawginlex……do you?? idiot

SSIgator

April 26th, 2012
10:56 am

Joe -

DawginLex will only use the “change the complexion of the game” excuse when he thinks it up. Since you brought it up, it doesn’t count now. Try again later.

Joshua

April 26th, 2012
11:00 am

The problem with all the Murray criticizers is that they have no clue of what is really going on. What I hear scouts and experts saying about Murray’s poor decisions, are that he is trying to do too much. He is trying to make a big play when he shouldn’t. Those mistakes are correctable and tend to be fixed with maturity. They say his accuracy issues stem from poor mechanics when he is moving. Basically he gets happy feet when he is in the pocket, so he doesn’t plant and make a good throw. That is something that he has been working on, and less pressure will help. Murray isn’t perfect, but the things he does wrong are correctable. What the scouts, experts, and coaches see is that he has all the tools, some may need a little refining, but they will take him to the next level.

Fans knock Murray, because all they see is the wins and losses. They see ints, fumbles, and knocked down passes. All this they lay on the feet of Murray. They don’t pay attention to what is really going on. Mostly because, they can’t tell you what anyone is suppose to be doing, they just see the end result. A lot of people point out the fumble against South Carolina. Most people who have ever been in that situation will tell you it is hard to hold on to the football when you get hit on your blindside and thrown around like a rag doll. Fans will blame Murray for fumbling, but they hardly ever blame the tackle for missing the block or Crowell for missing the read and the block. Most fans don’t notice that our running backs stunk at blocking. After Samuel got hurt, the running backs in the backfield during pass plays that required a read for the block was either a fullback, Carlton Thomas, or at times Brandon Harton. Which was real sad because most linemen see Thomas and Harton as a speed bump, not something that will stop them. I have even heard Bobo and Richt say that Crowell and Malcome are just starting to show interest in pass blocking this spring. People don’t see that an interception or two and several incomplete passes ( and one touchdown) was because receivers ran wrong routes. If it is a timing play the quarterback throws to a spot and the receiver is suppose to be there. If they are not, then usually the other team catches the ball. Add to this there were three of four interceptions that hit receivers in the hands or chest that bounced off to a defender. There are also those plays where defenders made good plays and you just have to tip your cap to them Really if you look at the whole scheme Murray only has a small hand full of interceptions that were because of his bad decisions or bad throws.

When scouts and experts look at Murray and his tape they are going to look at all of this. They are going to see the missed blocks, wrong routes, bad decisions, bad throws, and what ever else. You can’t fault a quarterback for an interception that hits a receiver in the numbers, or an interception that a corner breaks coverage and jumps a route. With this you can’t fault a receiver for missing a pass thrown behind him or ten feet over his head, or one for not catching a ball thrown in double or triple coverage.

The thing is that Murray is a good quarterback. Fans can go to espn and look at stats, but they don’t tell the whole story. In baseball you always hear people say when a player gets his first hit on a swinging bunt, that in the scorebook it will look like a line drive. This is because in the book it says single and has no details. Like in football an interception on a bad throw and one that hits the receiver in the chest is written int with no details. At some point and time fans need to realize they don’t know half of what they are talking about and let the coaches make decisions. Until Mark Richt proves he is not they quarterback expert that he is credited to be, we should probably just his judgement. I’ve heard people question his coaching and decisions as a head coach, but rarely to never on his decisions on quarterback. the best thing fans can do is quit complaining and start cheering for their team. It is a lot easier for a team to play with the people in the stands believe in them.

DawginLex

April 26th, 2012
11:38 am

Joe

My point is we have discussed it a thousand times

You need to realize that SSi is only here to annoy us and bash UGA at all costs

His blog handle stands for Social Security Income Gator

He is 78 years old. Flagler College Class of 1956

Became a Gator Fan in 1996.

Thinks college football started that year

Joe

April 26th, 2012
12:05 pm

Thanks DawginLex…..I do get your point but its just frustrating that article after article come out laying them blame everywhere else except at Murrays feet.
As for the Gatorfan you mentioned- 1996? I was thinking Florida fans beleived that football started in 1991……before then, UF was the ONLY SEC team that never won the conference…..

DIT

April 26th, 2012
12:21 pm

If I were y’all I would just ignore SSI gator from here on out. Living in Tampa I have several educated Gator friends. I have brought them on this blog before to read some of the juvenile posts he puts:
1) They can’t understand WHY a gator would be on a UGA blog because there are just as many gator blogs available.
2) They say he’s a total embarrassment and would bet he never stepped foot in a UF classroom. Probably not even a Valencia Commumity College classroom.
Anyway, it’s mutually agreed that this ssi gator is a Tool! Straight out of Gator Alumns mouths.

ARdawg

April 26th, 2012
12:31 pm

Alta,

I know :) all in good fun. The redshirting issue however, isn’t really an issue in most cases.

Joshua
Nice post but you really could have summed in with this. “Many of Murray’s mistakes are a direct reflection of other deficiencies in the offense”

We could hope as a Sophomore he could have carried more of the deficiencies but, he couldn’t. Why he couldn’t is up for debate. That doesn’t mean that this year, his third that he is much more seasoned, ready and willing to do so. Murray has all the goods to achieve greatness. He’s a good kid, talented and more of a leader now than ever. He’ll also have an offense with many more weapons than last year and a Defense that will keep them in the game. He likely won’t be required to shoulder more load but, he will have more ability to do if required. IMHO

Econo-Dawg

April 26th, 2012
12:42 pm

Aaron Murray didn’t go 0-5 against ranked teams, UGA did. Football is a team sport you morons! I love how every Jim Bob Schmo (who probably never went to UGA) thinks he knows more than Richt and Bobo about QBs. Aaron Murray is a great kid, great leader and a great QB. Give him better protection and a running game and we should be top 5 next year.

enorth

April 26th, 2012
12:46 pm

We already tried that in 2010. We gave Murray 2 backs who got over 5 yards a pop, AJ Green, Orson Charles, Kris Durham, and the most experienced offensive line in the NCAA.

Murray went 6 wins, and 7 losses that year.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
12:47 pm

http://leatherhelmetblog.com/2012-articles/april/uga-misspells-new-weight-room-motto.html

Yea the University of Georgia EDUCATES athletes. AHHAHAHA
Can the MUTTs SPELL?
Dog not Dawg or dWag.
Hell they have a 3 Column Arch as the school symbol.

Benji

April 26th, 2012
1:03 pm

I love Arron Murray. He has the chance to be the best qb at UGA ever.

SSIgator

April 26th, 2012
1:09 pm

DIT -

I am here because I live in this state (at least the last time I checked SSI was still part of GA) and because the AJC is the largest state circulated newspaper covering not only SEC football, but also other sports and news as well. Bill King writes an opinion piece that is open for comments and as best as I can tell you do not need to be a UGA fan to post a comment. If you want to read a “UGA Fans Only” blog site, go visit Chump Towers. As for where I went to school, you know not of which you speak. Any other questions?

And you are here because . . .

DawginLex

April 26th, 2012
1:23 pm

SSI’s panties are all in a bunch

U’ mad nancy?

RE: Sign outside weight room

Sign company did not proofread before installing.

Tech grad owns sign company.

DawginLex

April 26th, 2012
1:25 pm

SSI

Social Security Income Gator

Flagler College

Class of 1956

78 years old

Thinks college football started in 1996 when he became a Gator For Life.

OC_Dawg

April 26th, 2012
2:05 pm

He also lost us the USCe game.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
2:27 pm

DiLEX…….If a Tech Grad owned the sign company he would have spelled it in Greek or Latin. LOL

AltamahaDawg

April 26th, 2012
2:37 pm

Joshua, you covered this in the broader scope, not sure you listed this particular one as well.

I would bet $20 that on the Monday after the bowl game, when the receiving core was watching film, Coach Ball posed the question while cueing up that Int.play

“now fellas……..what do you do in THIS case? Please tell Mr. King”. The chorus of responce was………..”sit and show the numbers, coach”.

“Right. Do you juke and jive spin move up the field waving like a homecoming queen in the parade?”

” Do you give the LB a little pat on his butt as you step out of his way and shout “Heads Up” so the ball doesn’t sting when it hits him in the chest?”

“No Coach”

How many times in here have you heard that play called Murray’s bonehead Int, when in fact he made the play on his part?

AltamahaDawg

April 26th, 2012
2:45 pm

Why? Why Chip Tower’s blog? Why is that a UGA fan only room? I thought that was wide open for all, including gator fans. You know, assuming the minimal low standard of acting like a grow man.
I am almost certain there are non-Uga fans posting at this very moment

Has there been some recent change, that you specifically are aware of?

AltamahaDawg

April 26th, 2012
2:50 pm

BTW, this is the internet. Not a circulated newspaper. The Orlando or Gainsville sites are the same “clic” away. That has nothing to do with being in a Bulldog blog by your own choice..

AltamahaDawg

April 26th, 2012
3:04 pm

Joshua, how bad to you think Coach Ball called out King in the film room on that Int, the Monday after the Bowl game?

“I haven’t seen a guy intentionally move out of the way so a ball would hit somebody in the gut like that since the Longest Yard. Sit and show the numbers, boy!”

LakeDawg

April 26th, 2012
3:10 pm

I’m glad we have Murray. He gives the Dawgs a chance to beat anybody. There is nothing wrong with Murray that a true running game wouldn’t cure. I’ve seen nothing from Mason that would lead me to believe that he is a better choice than Murray. I don’t know anything about Lemay as I haven’t seen him play.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
3:18 pm

lakeDawg……..everybody in the SEC is glad you have 35:55minute Murray and BoZo running the UGa Offense.

AltamahaDawg

April 26th, 2012
3:58 pm

Then it’s all settled.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
4:13 pm

Alta…..yes it is and NOTHING we say will change it. The ONLY way it changes is if Murray gets hurt.

Boulder Molder

April 26th, 2012
4:19 pm

Lex and Alti, sthu!

WarHorseDog

April 26th, 2012
4:28 pm

Mason outplayed Murray this Spring, 2x more td’s, completewd 20% more passes than Murray over 3 Spring scrimmages. Lemay outplayed all QB’s on G-Day, 7 for 10, 154 yards, late td. Murray went 39% on G-Day, 1 td.

WarHorseDog

April 26th, 2012
4:43 pm

Rushing game got 15% better, vs. ranked teams in 2011. But Murray got 2x worse in td’s against ranked teams. So, it seems the better the rushing game, the worse Murray gets in interceptions.

Neutral

April 26th, 2012
4:46 pm

WarHorseDog
Decisions are based on every minute of Spring practice……not one or two scrimmages.
How do you have a clue as to how Murray and Mason compared during the 99% of the time when fans were not at practices?

Neutral

April 26th, 2012
4:49 pm

Simple answer, OL was worse as were the receivers from the previous year. Even a simpleton would understand those facts……and the running game was not really better and the backs were poorer blockers.

Neutral

April 26th, 2012
4:50 pm

Great post Joshua @11am

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
5:02 pm

Neutral….BUT……….BUT…………..BUT………….UGa and Richt had GREAT RECRUITING CLASSES all those years.

MY Dawg

April 26th, 2012
5:08 pm

It’s pretty simple actually. There are few qb’s that experience success early on in their career. The great ones stay in a system for more than 2 or 3 seasons. Look at David Green, Kellen Moore, Andrew Luck, and the list goes on. As soon as A.M. learns how to throw the ball away, get down instead of trying to get one extra yard. etc…, he will take his game to the next level. Look at R.T. at Michigan State. Was anyone paying attention to him on the side line? The cameras panned to him during the game telling his receivers how and what to do to beat the Ga defense. That’s the difference in year 3 and year 5 of a qb’s career. I am very surprised that no one brought that up after the game, or since. All I have left is Go Dawgs!

Desert Dawg

April 26th, 2012
5:15 pm

What I don’t understand is why Richt who gives most kids a second chance, kicked Mettenburger off of the team. This will come back to bite UGA in the ass when LSU beats them again in the SEC Championship game.

SSIgator

April 26th, 2012
5:22 pm

Boulder Molder -

If you are going to post here you have to realize that AltamahaDawg and DawginLex are founding members (among others) of this Kool-Aid Club for UGA. They even think that because I am not a UGA fan that I should not be allowed to post or even read the AJC aticles about UGA. Rather fuzzy logic since I do live in the State of GA, but I digress. This is their little playground and you better not say anything contrary to their beliefs or worse yet, Mark “I can win games – just not big games” Richt or else they will place a pox upon you for your evil thoughts. The more Kool-Aid that flows the better they like it so post at your own risk. You have been so notified.

Also, DawginLex, if you are going to keep repeating the same post in the same article, at least limit it to one post duplication per page. That way your lack of original thought will noy be so obvious.

DogWalker

April 26th, 2012
5:23 pm

Every sack, AND interception is on Aaron Murray, Murray COULD have chosen to throw the ball away EVERY TIME but did not. All 34 sacks and 14 interceptions, all 48 horrible season shifting plays fall on one man’s shoulders: Aaron Murray, the QB, the leader of the team.

Obviously, sacks are not the o-line’s fault, as Cox only gave up 12 sacks vs. 34 for Murray, and Stafford averaged 13 sacks a season at UGA. Murray gets sacked 2-3x more that any other UGA QB, that’s 100% on Aaron Murray.

The 14 interceptions in 2011, 100% on Aaron Murray, Murray COULD have thrown those balls away. When SEC QB’s guys like AJ are only putting up 6 interceptions per year, against tougher teams, why is Murray throwing 2-2.5x more interceptions than McCarron and Tyler Wilson?

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
5:33 pm

My Dawg…………….KELLEN MORE? You lost ALL creditably.

Moore holds the all-time record for wins by a starting quarterback in NCAA Division I FBS, finishing his career with a 50–3 record. He also finished fourth in voting for the 2010 Heisman Trophy.

When did MOORE go 16-11?

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
5:34 pm

MOORE didn’t LOSE 2 of those games the Field Goal kicker DID with Missed Kicks. One of those Missed Kicks cost the a shot at the BCS MNC game.

DogWalker

April 26th, 2012
5:42 pm

Those of you saying the rushing game was bad last year, guess why? No talent? No. Problem was Murray’s run audibles didn’t work, and Murray could hit enough deep passes t keep 8 out of the box, so teams cheated inside to plug the rushing holes.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
6:01 pm

DogWalker don’t say that………Stafford called audibles that worked when he KNEW BoZo was an IDIOT. Are you SAYING 35:55minute Murray can’t READ defenses?

LakeDawg

April 26th, 2012
6:22 pm

Still@theKool-aidBAR

I’ve been critical of CMR and Bobo enough times to have my allegiance to UGA questioned. However, there is a BIG difference between you and me. I base my comments on observations and knowledge, while you just seem to revel in negativity. I question CMR, but love Murray. If CMR and Bobo ever truly commit to a physical running game (not likely) you will see Murray shine. If they don’t, then Mason won’t fare any better and probably not as well (too slow, weak arm).

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
7:13 pm

BILL are you going to do a LIVE BLOG for the Draft?

MitchDawg

April 26th, 2012
7:35 pm

Can we get a QB that can call run audibles, and hit the long balls? Is that asking too much?

Sharkman

April 26th, 2012
7:49 pm

Ugh…because he has never beat a better team Bill, and he gets frazzled like a little girl under pressure.

HOW BOUT THEM DAWGS in 2012!

Just call me BOSS Techie!!!

April 26th, 2012
7:59 pm

I liked the comment earlier today about the TEAM getting credit for wins and losses….not Murray. Thanks for the great and correct observation!!!

Just call me BOSS Techie!!!

April 26th, 2012
8:03 pm

Kool-aid,
I agree for a change…..Moore is a great QB!!!

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
9:19 pm

2 BAMA playes selected in the top 10.
one USCe player in the top 10 and 1 Miss St player in the top 12

WHERE are the dWaga?

Mobile Dawg

April 26th, 2012
9:20 pm

SSIgator, you’re welcome here as are others, now how bout making an intelligent post vs your nonhumourous villianous posts about UGA. If you want to come on this site and talk football, regardless of the team you support, then do it. You make yourself look childish by your immature, critical, self appointed humourist comments. Now do us all a favor and go play in the street.

Your response to DIT after he called you out was lame Sport.

Brainiac

April 26th, 2012
9:21 pm

@ SSIgator:(5:22pm post)

Flunked spelling didn’t you???

Mobile Dawg

April 26th, 2012
9:26 pm

SSIgator apparently flunked “Life 101″. For a UF Alum to call him out is embarassing but is what I would expect by a “college educated” individual.

Brainiac

April 26th, 2012
9:33 pm

@ Altamaha:(2:37pm post)

You are are wasting your breath/typing skills with most of the negative fools on here. Fool may be an understatement for those stupid enough to believe/say CMR would play ANY player that doesn’t give UGA the best chance of winning!!!!!!!!

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
9:42 pm

When will a dWag get DRAFTED?……………I KNOW Ben Fat Pig Jones is needed. he can GUT PUNCH FAIRLEY.

Brainiac

April 26th, 2012
9:43 pm

KOOL:

Did you see/taste what was in Murray’s container???

Didn’t think so!!!!!!!!

Same old same old from you!

LMAO

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
9:45 pm

Brainiac………..do you carry sweet tea in a beer can? NO you carry Bobo’s pee in a Solo cup i guess.

Mobile Dawg

April 26th, 2012
9:49 pm

They sure are bring Nick Saban’s name up a lot tonight. Bama is a factory.

Mobile Dawg

April 26th, 2012
9:50 pm

“bringing”

Brainiac

April 26th, 2012
10:03 pm

@ KOOL:

If you think Hutson is so much better than AM why don’t you make it your business(It appears you have nothing to do but visit blogs of REAL Teams) to convince him to transfer to GT??? He has given strong consideration to leaving UGA for more playing time!!!!

That way you could actually perform a service for someone which probably would be a first for you!!!!!!!!!

LMAO!!!!!!!!

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
10:09 pm

ANY DWAGS been selected YET? Ma a lot of SEC players have been picked. WHY no DWAG?

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
10:09 pm

ACC players have been picked and still NO dWag player.

Brainiac

April 26th, 2012
10:10 pm

@ cah:

“The O played in the bowl game”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did you actually watch the bowl game???

There were more MS defenders in the UGA backfield than dawgs in the second half. Clam up!!! You are embarrassing yourself!!!!!!!

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
10:14 pm

bRAINsick………….try again.

Brainiac

April 26th, 2012
10:28 pm

@ KOOL Aid:

You come on here uninvited and yapping about folks proving they are who they say they are!!

Who are you?????????????????

You are worthless and bring mostly negative UGA stuff and it is apparent that your hate for UGA is the only drive in your FAT BODY. Get a life, get a job, take a bath, play in the traffic, bring me a beer, ask me for some ID.

Work on improving your Single Digit IQ!!!!!!!!

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
10:34 pm

bRAINiac…..LOL

OK show some ID and PROVE you have more than a single IQ. Prove you have a UGa DIPloma.

Brainiac

April 26th, 2012
10:39 pm

@ KOOL AID:

So, “Bozo is an idiot”.

He pays more income taxes than you and your pathetic GT bretheren gross each year!!!

CMR could buy the entire GT football program.

I have heard of people that don’t know anything but you don’t even SUSPECT anything!!!!!!!!!

LMAO!!!!!!

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
10:43 pm

bRAIN are you SURE BOZO pays more taxes than I DO? ARE you sure? I didn’t ask about BoZo! I asked YOU to prove you have more than a single digit IQ.

Brainiac

April 26th, 2012
10:55 pm

@ Game Changer:

How can ANYTHING that is UGA related be any of your concern???

Your unsolicited Mouthy opinions are neither wanted or needed on this blog BECAUSE you have zero influence or financial interest in anything Dawg Nation related. We(yes we) pay CMR & staff’s salary and are pretty well pleased with his/their performance although it is really none of your business whether he wins ALL games or NO games. CMR has a very nice, new, fat contract and will be at UGA for a long time but again, that is none of your business.

You really need to get a life (on a non-UGA Blog) and work on improving that Single Digit IQ

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
11:00 pm

bRAIN………….what are you going to say when Les Miles passes RICHT in wins and winning presentage this year? UGa has to win 14 games to keep Richt’s 10 wins per year. You want to BET that happens?

Brainiac

April 26th, 2012
11:06 pm

@ KOOL AID:

YES I am sure Bobo pays more taxes than you gross.

How do I know???

Same situation as you KNOWING WHAT WAS IN MURRAY’S CONTAINER you knucklehead!!!! You make a very poor attorney

You should have seen that coming but when one has Single Digit IQ itus one is severely handicapped and plays on REAL TEAM’S Blogs and is consistantly outclassed.

KOOL AID = Zero = Single Digit IQ.

LMAO!!!!!

Brainiac

April 26th, 2012
11:11 pm

@ KOOL AID:

Why would I or any other rational person want to take money on a bet from a person that doesn’t even gross as much as UGA Assistant coaches pay in taxes???

Got your free cellphone yet???

DAWG GAWN

April 26th, 2012
11:21 pm

A few vocal UGA fans complain about Murray for the same reason they complain about Richt: UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS. As a fan of the Dawgs for 40 years, I’ve come to realize that UGA is a GOOD team, that is often VERY GOOD, and once-in-a-generation, a GREAT team. Based on the last 40 years observation, we are fortunate to have both Murray and Richt. Stop whining and soak up the fact that UGA will be VERY GOOD next year!!!

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
11:22 pm

Brain YOU FEEL better saying that? I guess BOZO can pay-off your double-wide with his monthly food bill for all his MUTTS.

Brainiac

April 26th, 2012
11:23 pm

@ KOOL AID:

What I am going to say when Miles/Saban/Anybody passes CMR in any statistical category is “What took you so long”???

CMR was quicker/fewer games getting to 100 career wins than any current SEC coach, has a better win/loss percentage than any current SEC coach(In the top 10 active coaches in the nation) but he brings much more than that to the UGA program but you being President of the Single Digit IQ club wouldn’t understand.

Nut I love you and maybe we can get together sometime!!!!!!!

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
11:25 pm

bRAIN what does BoZo make/yr?

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
11:27 pm

MILES is 3 wins behind Pricht in the same 11 year period. Funny Pricht hasn’t WON games like he did with Donnan’s recruits.

Brainiac

April 26th, 2012
11:29 pm

@ KOOL AID:

“Doublewide” “Food bill”

Is that all you have left????

Really I do love you and am just playing. Don’t take any of my BS seriously. Good luck!!!!!

Gotta go. My wife has health problems so I must take care of her but I’ll be back tomorrow!!!!!

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 26th, 2012
11:30 pm

When you use the Stat of 100 wins do you take in to account in the past teams only played 8 games/yr. Do you take in to account No other SEC coach has been at their current job as long as Pricht? You show your myopic view of stats and the SEC.

Brainiac

April 26th, 2012
11:31 pm

@ KOOL AID:

How many games did Miles win with Saban’s recruits???????????????????????

Brainiac

April 26th, 2012
11:40 pm

@ KOOL AID:

You are slipping Bro.

It does NOT matter how many games were played in any given year.The point is that CMR won 100 in a shorter timespan than ANY SEC coach andthat includes your darlings Miles and Saban. Comprendez vous???? I don’t believe I specified the things you keep adding to my statements in your futile arguments.

I suppose you are not going to acknowledge my saying that I love you!!!! Are you married???

Brainiac

April 26th, 2012
11:45 pm

@ KOOL AID:

One other thing.

I am talking about ALL career games for CURRENT SEC coaches NOT just the SEC part of their coaching career. Like Saban coaching at Bama, Miami Dolphins, LSU, Michigan State, Loiusiana Monroe, etc.

Kno whut I’m sayin???????????????

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 27th, 2012
12:04 am

bRAIN…I gave you ALL tears 17 of Saban as a college coach and 11 years for Miles in college.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 27th, 2012
12:05 am

Miles in college in every 4 years he has won more then richt. Richt has LOST every 4 year period since Donnan’s recruits left.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 27th, 2012
12:08 am

Miles is 3 wins behind Richt and will pass him this year in boths 12th year of Head Coaching college football. Les didn’t come into the CREAM PUFF situation Richt did either.

Cmdawg99

April 27th, 2012
12:38 am

If the article was about how great our OL was. We would be criticizing them and not AM.

@spencaman

April 27th, 2012
1:25 am

I dont think Murray is the best QB on the team. Constant overthrows, not good throwing on the run, but he has had such a great supporting cast he has ben viewed as pretty good.

David Granger

April 27th, 2012
1:26 am

Murray’s the QB, so he’s the focus of a lot of attention…both good and bad. A lot of times when Mike Bobo calls a draw play off-tackle (yet again) on third and long so we won’t risk LOSING the game…instead of saying “Let’s WIN this game” and throwing for the first down…it’s Murray who gets the blame.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

April 27th, 2012
1:33 am

ASKman here DWYER is in state hit him up and ask your questions.
Jonathan Dwyer
19 minutes ago
back in GA for lil bro’s senior night for baseball. just gonna relax and chill nothing wild and crazy.

follow me at @JDwyer27

ASKman he just got in the ATL so hit his twitter and run your mouth to him and I am sure he will respond.

Bubbs

April 27th, 2012
8:04 am

I’ve seen enough. Aaron Murray in 2 years, still can’t figure out how to read defenses like the Bama QB does so he can call better run audibles to the right side of the field, and Murray can’t connect on more deep throws, to keep the defenders from crowding the line, then it’s simple, we will never have a balanced offense and Murray is not the guy to get it done. The team ran the ball better with Hutson Mason on G-Day, his reads and audibles were better, and he hit on some deep throws, they were afraid of Mason’s arm. I’ts past time, Hutson Mason needs to be the QB, he has earned it, he just beat Murray again over Spring scrimmages, 2nd year in a row.

Murray Rules

April 27th, 2012
8:05 am

murray is underrated by the media—he will have a big year and with the Dog D, the Dogs should win the SEC east pretty easy. Ga can upset lsu this year for the title.

DawginLex

April 27th, 2012
8:09 am

Also, DawginLex, if you are going to keep repeating the same post in the same article, at least limit it to one post duplication per page. That way your lack of original thought will noy be so obvious.

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Funny from SSI Idiot Gator.

The same person who mentions Kool aid in every post.

Not too bright on the uptick are ya’???

DawginLex

April 27th, 2012
8:11 am

UH, Miles followed Saban who left the cupboard completely stocked and overflowing

Bubbs

April 27th, 2012
8:14 am

Mason is underrated by his coaches. He owns the state of Georgia records.

Murray is overrated, he really has not lived up to his promise, 70% of Murray’s stats are compiled against UNRANKED teams, on top of that, Murray just can’t beat a ranked team, he’s 0-9. Time to give another QB a shot.

I don’t care if it’s Lemay, who led his team to its first state championship and was the #1 Jr coming out of high school. Lemay is a big game QB, and has been clutch down the stretch both seasons on G-Day at the end of the game.

DawsonvilleOne

April 27th, 2012
8:31 am

To me the LSU game shows why we have struggled with Murray. All Murray had to do was get his timing down and hit some guys with soft catchable passes on some down the field throws, and then that would have backed them off the line and forced them to put a defender or two deeper. The other thing was, when they did bring 7 to 9 on the line, you have to be able to read what they’re doing, and go to a play, even if at the line, that matches up, to give your runners a fighting chance, this didn’t happen either.

DawginLex

April 27th, 2012
10:02 am

Bubbs

You will be waiting a long time for Mason to take Murray’s spot.

Ain’t gonna happen

Lemay will transfer most likely

2012-Murray
2013-Murray
2014-Mason
2015-Ramsey

But you keep complaining. You are doing a great job. It is really paying off. The coaches are reading every word and planning changes as we type.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugh Jass

April 27th, 2012
10:21 am

Well, if you don’t loose games by fumbling for TDs, throwing Pic 6s in huge games, and pad your stats on the patsy teams, you will get more Props. He single handed lost the USC game, the MSU game, and others.

Brainiac

April 27th, 2012
10:35 am

@ Hugh Jass:

You are totally wrong on Murray!!!! You know less about more than most people!!!!!

Hugh Jass = Dum Bass = Zero!!!!!!!!

Mike Bobo 17 INT

April 27th, 2012
10:38 am

Just another reason this program is such a joke. Check the following and the Won/Loss Schedule for this tanked program in 2011, and notice how they can’t man up and show the losses to LSU (SEC) and MSU (Bowl Game), which actually makes UGA 10-4 and not 10-2:

http://www.dawgrant.com/

Brainiac

April 27th, 2012
10:41 am

@ Bubbs & DawsonvilleOne:

Amazing how much more you two know about football and players than the people making the big bucks. UGA assistant coaches pay more income taxe than you two gross.

Bubbs & Dawsonville = Trailer dwellers(Single wide for your Single Digit IQ’s)

Mike Bobo 17 INT

April 27th, 2012
10:44 am

Ok, let’s get this party started, who has been suspended or arrested in Athens today?

Mike Bobo 17 INT

April 27th, 2012
10:48 am

I am not a GT fan, but don’t they have 4 national titles?

Brainiac

April 27th, 2012
10:48 am

@ Mike Bobo 17:

Never thought I would see the day but you are even more CLUELESS than Bubbs an Dawsonville.

Fortunately the three of you have EXACTLY ZERO influence/control over ANYTHING Dawg Nation.

Per Lewis Grizzard “Delta is ready when you are”.

LMAO

Mike Bobo 17 INT

April 27th, 2012
10:51 am

Mike Bobo 17 INT

April 27th, 2012
10:54 am

@Brainiac

Just reporting the facts, and you are just another UGA fan in denial supporting a program that sucks. Please point out where the facts are incorrect?

How about an opening loss to Boise in your own backyard, followed up by another loss to Steve Spurrier at USC. An absolute beatdown by LSU in the SEC title game, followed up by a loss to Michigan State.

Now tell me, where am I clueless?

Mike Bobo 17 INT

April 27th, 2012
10:55 am

Here is what UGA fans also implement….Deny…Deny…Deny….

Mike Bobo 17 INT

April 27th, 2012
10:57 am

The problem with this entire program is that no one in Doggie Nation can accept criticism. It is the same old s#$% year after year, defend the coach, defend the program and modify the won/loss records,

This program will never be a championship quality program until Athens gets out of denial, cleans house and sets the record straight.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

April 27th, 2012
10:59 am

Brainiac

April 27th, 2012
11:02 am

@ KOOL AID:

So Miles will pass CMR in winning percentage this year and both have been a HC the same number of years? You may be correct(I doubt it) but exactly WHAT is your point?????

WHAT IF YOU ARE CORRECT???

DOES THAT MEAN ANYTHING TO THE FREE WORLD?????

Still love you!!!!!!!!

Brainiac

April 27th, 2012
11:08 am

@ Mike Bobo 17:

Stinchcomb sets NOTHING straight. That is just his opinion just like you who thinks you know more than the MULTI-MILLIONAIRES in the coaching business(In all fairness to Stinchcomb he is light years ahead of you but then WHO ISN’T??????)

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

Brainiac

April 27th, 2012
11:45 am

BILL:

I saw on another of your blogs that according to one blogger UGA was deeply indebted to brothers of the Stinchcomb; Bailey and Edwards families. I agree with all but the Terrence Edwards part. He showed flashes of brilliance at UGA and set some receiving records but had a terrible time catching the passes that were on the mark. If he had been a consistant receiver he could have set several records that would have been virtually unreachable.

Am I wrong???

DefjamDawg

April 27th, 2012
6:17 pm

Gundy just named a true Freshman his starting QB. The Frosh beat out their Jr QB. Gunday said Frosh just performed better over Spring.

Cook, some coaches DO reward performance, some go more by entitlement, like Richt.

DefjamDawg

April 27th, 2012
6:53 pm

Let’s get my boy Christian Lemay some looks in da Fall, my boy was named ESPN’s player of the year in 2010. My boy Lemay tore it up on G-Day, made Murray look like a rookie.