Fan talk: Murray throwing interceptions, team suspensions, likely starters and more!

One reader is concerned with Aaron Murray's tendency to throw picks. (University of Georgia)

One reader is concerned with Aaron Murray's tendency to throw picks. (University of Georgia)

Let’s get right to some Junkyard Mail …

Jon writes: I am very excited about what the next football season entails for Georgia, especially with Aaron Murray returning and most of the power offense from last season returning. Over the years I have come to love Murray’s aggressiveness. It has led to over 10,000 career passing yards and over 90 career touchdowns, but it also comes with 32 career interceptions. I don’t want to get too much into how it seems Aaron seems afraid/timid in big games because he played a great game against Alabama, but it seems uncharacteristic of a 3-4 year starter. Do you think that the offensive line having more experience this year will allow him to finally show every game just how great he is? Or should I be expecting to see the same 3/1 touchdown/interception ratio? As always, Go Dawgs!

I don’t think I’d use the words “afraid” or “timid” to describe Murray in the big games where he’s struggled. In some of them, in fact, the problem has been he’s seemed so wired that he hurries throws, overthrows receivers and throws unwise passes that get intercepted. We’ve seen this several times against the Gators in Jacksonville, though I was encouraged that last year after struggling in the first half (with three interceptions), he bounced back in the second half with key throws when the game was on the line. In other games, it’s looked like Murray didn’t trust the protection provided by his offensive line — and rightfully so. I’m thinking of last year’s South Carolina game, in particular. But after that rough first half in Jacksonville, Murray went on to throw 20 touchdowns against only three interceptions, including five TDs in the bowl game. In terms of how he did in big games, I’d say even though Georgia wound up losing, Murray stepped up in a big way against Alabama, and I’m hopeful he’ll continue to build on that in his final season at Georgia. I don’t think you’ll see as many interceptions where he just plain throws it where he shouldn’t, but there are going to be picks. Keep in mind that quite a few have occurred when the ball has been tipped at the line. Bottom line: Murray slung it for 3,893 passing yards in 2012 and became the first quarterback in SEC history to pass for 3,000 yards in three seasons. And with a pretty loaded receiver corps (see below), the outlook is good for him continuing that trend.

BCD writes: Hey Bill, I’m thinking the #1 priority for the Dawgs is to enter the Clemson game with no players suspended. As talented as we were, we had chemistry issues once the “stars” returned [last season]. We can play better D with a group of hungry puppies, who are all eligible.

You’ve touched on one of my two major concerns about the coming season, especially the first month when Georgia’s schedule features games against Clemson, South Carolina and LSU. One concern, of course, is the large number of new starters we’ll have on defense. Even if nobody gets suspended or injured before the season starts, it likely will take a few games for the new defensive lineup to fully gel. And, unfortunately, three of their sterner tests will come in September. If, on top of that, Todd Grantham winds up with players having to sit out some of those games like last year, it’ll be an even bigger challenge. Of course, suspensions also could play havoc with the offense, which looks pretty formidable and is likely to have to carry the load, at least early in the season. Let’s hope the results of last year’s drug test given immediately after spring break serves as a cautionary deterrent for this year’s players.

Chris Conley looks like a rising star in UGA's receivers corps. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Chris Conley looks like a rising star in UGA's receivers corps. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Derek Grantham writes: Who is gonna be our #1 receiver next year? How is the whole receiving corps looking for next year?

To answer your second question first, even with the departure of Tavarres King and Marlon Brown, the Dogs’ receiving corps is looking extremely good for the 2013 season. Although the starters are likely to be Malcolm Mitchell and Michael Bennett (back from an ACL injury), Georgia likes to rotate at least half a dozen receivers and so the returning Chris Conley, Rantavious Wooten, Justin Scott-Wesley and former walk-on Rhett McGowan are likely to see plenty of playing time. The coaching staff also seems very high on junior college transfer Jonathan Rumph, an early enrollee who replaces Brown as the tallest receiver and is probably the newcomer who stands the best chance of playing regularly early on. Georgia also has some true freshmen who might get consideration as the season progresses. As for who the No. 1 receiver will be, that’s probably going to be Mitchell, at least to start with, but he’s also likely to draw double coverage a lot of the time, which may present Bennett and Conley with some great opportunities. Conley’s touchdown catch in the bowl game against Nebraska was one of the best-executed pass plays we saw last season. Also, tight ends Artie Lynch and Jay Rome are likely to be an increasing factor in Georgia’s passing game.

Mac Martin writes: Who are the starting ILBs and OLBs next year beside Jordan Jenkins and Amarlo Herrera?

Good question. While Jenkins appears a lock at the one outside linebacker position and Herrera probably calling the defensive signals at the Mike position, there are several possibilities for the other two spots. Chase Vasser has the edge in experience and might well be the initial starter at the other OLB spot, but Grantham has indicated that both James DeLoach and Josh Harvey-Clemons are likely to get some consideration. Harvey-Clemons played mostly as a backup as a safety last year because he didn’t have enough weight on him, but he got some time at linebacker late in the season and Grantham seems anxious to use him there. The most likely starter at the other inside linebacker position is Ramik Wilson. It’s always possible, of course, that one of the freshmen like Davin Bellamy will make a move.

Montana Hamby writes: Now that the recruiting class is full and we know exactly who is coming and going from the roster, what do you think the first string defense will look like? Which freshmen will start? Which transfers will compete early? … And Mike Kendricks writes: As we all know between the NFL and graduation our defense is taking a hard hit. Has Coach Richt prepared and recruited well enough to off set the the key losses on defense?

Jordan Jenkins looks like a lock to start at outside linebacker. (Associated Press)

Jordan Jenkins looks like a lock to start at outside linebacker. (Associated Press)

Answering Mike first, I’d say Mark Richt and his staff did a pretty good job of signing players at the positions of need, though a couple of those that got away would have gotten strong consideration as early starters. As for Montana’s question, besides Jordan Jenkins and the other likely starters at linebacker mentioned above, we’re probably going to see Garrison Smith and Ray Drew as the defensive ends, redshirt freshman Jonathan Taylor and rising junior Mike Thornton are the frontrunners at nose guard, but JUCO transfer Chris Mayes, early enrollee John Atkins (who played prep school ball last year at Hargrave Military while qualifying academically) and late JUCO signee Toby Johnson will get a shot as well. Damian Swann is expected to start at one of the cornerback positions, with sophomore Sheldon Dawson the likely new starter at the other corner. Devin Bowman, Reggie Wilkerson and Shaq Wiggins will get playing time, too. Corey Moore is the likely starter at strong safety. If Harvey-Clemons moves to linebacker, the free safety position should be an interesting battle. Connor Norman, who started the first two games of the 2012 season, most likely will start out as the favorite there, but Tray Matthews, Shaquille Fluker, Marc Deas and Quincy Mauger could get playing time as well. Newcomer Brendan Langley could see the field as nickel back. Which freshmen will start? By the end of the season, I’d say Matthews and Wiggins would be the best bets.

Matt Cafaro writes: Bill, Like everyone, including Dennis Dodd at CBSSports, I think the Dawgs’ offense can possibly be record-setting next year. While I don’t know if we can get to TAMU heights (Bobo just isn’t that kind of “never-let-his-foot-off-the-gas” kind of play caller), I think it’ll be a big year. And while I don’t think the defense will be as bad as many forecast, I wonder: Just how many points per game will the Dawgs have to score to go 11-1 or 10-2 and win the East? 35 points per game? 38 points per game? 40? Of course, we need to take into account that one game per year every Mark Richt team seems to have where they just don’t show up (Hmm … Saban’s teams never seem to have that one game, do they?). But other than that, how prolific will a prolific offense have to be to win a third straight Eastern Division?

How prolific will Mike Bobo's offense have to be to make up for a rebuilding defense? (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

How prolific will Mike Bobo's offense have to be to make up for a rebuilding defense? (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Last season, Bobo’s offense averaged 37.8 points and 467.6 yards per game, and considering the expected fall-off on the defensive side, it seems probable that Murray and Co. will have to do at least that well this year to have a chance at repeating in the East. (Of course, if the defense proves surprisingly stout and holds down opponents’ scores, a slightly less productive output might do. But that’s asking a lot considering only one true defensive starter returns.) On the plus side, with just about everyone except a couple of receivers back from last year’s starting offense, Gurshall in the backfield, and Bobo showing an increasing tendency to mix it up and incorporate things like the spread and the pistol into his playbook, most college football observers are expecting Georgia’s 2013 offense to be as explosive as last year’s. (Of course, it must be noted that this time last year those observers all were predicting the Dawgs’ 2012 defense would be among the nation’s best, and that didn’t happen.)

TerryDawg writes: Since I’m one of those Young Alumni that UGA is aiming the 2,000 former student tickets at, how will I be able to participate? Will the ticket office automatically contact all alums from the past five years, or is there something we need to do to be included?

Tim Cearley of the UGA ticket office tells me: “Yes, eligible alums will be contacted by both the UGA Bulldog Club and UGA Alumni Association in coming weeks about participating in this program. The most recent email addresses on file will be used to contact them.” Good luck getting tickets, Terry!

SWIM DOGS ‘SHAKE’ IT UP!

The UGA men’s swim team may not have actually gotten a No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Hot 100 this week, but they certainly had a hand in Baauer topping the chart with his “Harlem Shake.” As of this week, Billboard changed the rules for its singles chart and started including YouTube views as one of the metrics used to calculate the chart, along with sales and radio play. Because of the current YouTube craze, with thousands of videos using the track being posted, “Harlem Shake” debuted on the chart at No. 1. And a big part of the song’s 103 million views on YouTube is the UGA swim team’s “Harlem Shake” video, which has topped 24 million views. The memorable UGA video, done at the bottom of a swimming pool, also made Billboard’s list of the 10 best “Harlem Shake” videos.

UGA MIRACLE MARATHON

UGA Miracle's Dance Marathon raises funds for Children's Healthcare. (UGA Miracle)

UGA Miracle's Dance Marathon raises funds for Children's Healthcare. (UGA Miracle)

The student charity group UGA Miracle’s 18th annual Dance Marathon benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is taking place from 10 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday at the Tate Student Center’s Grand Ballroom, with more than 1,000 participants spending the 24 hours raising money for the the hospital’s young patients. Since its beginning, UGA Miracle has raised more than $3.1 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Some of those students have gone further and signed up for a challenge to stay on their feet for the entire 24 hours. Among them is my UGA freshman daughter Olivia, who serves on one of the committees that organized this year’s marathon. Here, she explains what it’s all about:

This weekend I will be attending and working at UGA Miracle’s Dance Marathon. This is a 24-hour event to celebrate the lives of the children we benefit through our fundraising. UGA Miracle raises money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where we specifically benefit the Rehabilitation and Orthopedics Department. Many of you have helped me reach and surpass my goal of raising $300. (Thank you so much!) Every penny goes to CHOA and can truly change the lives of many children. I will be at all 24 hours of the event, dancing, competing, and of course, serving delicious food every four hours. But I have also chosen to take part in the Standing Challenge for all 24 hours. No sitting, no resting. I am choosing to stand to honor the kids who are not as fortunate as me. I am blessed with the ability to walk and play the sport I love — Ultimate Frisbee. I am standing this weekend to support and honor the kids who might never be able to walk or play a sport they love. I can’t imagine my life without sports and I don’t know that I would have the amount of courage these kids have as they face an uphill battle everyday. I’m also honoring the kids who have fought and overcome other issues such as injuries or cancer.You never know how lucky you are until you are faced with one of these tough issues. I have been so lucky and so blessed to not face any of these so far in my life and I admire the strength and courage of children who go through these issues with a smile on their face.

Makes a Dad proud!

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T-Dawg

February 23rd, 2013
10:44 am

gofortwo

February 23rd, 2013
10:48 am

At least our first arrest was a third string tight end.

AP

February 23rd, 2013
10:51 am

Very excited about Jon Tayor. Any word on how he has stacked up in practice? His intensity, technique, durability; is he an everydown SEC player? Also, Vasser has played a lot of football during his time in Athens, hopefully this will be his time to shine! GO DAWGS.

Flo- Ri - Duh

February 23rd, 2013
10:57 am

Tavarres King and Marlon Brown were great WRs and if Bennett and Brown had been available vs Bummer the game would have had a different outcome. It could easily be argued that these guys were the two best WRs on the team last year and they will soon be playing in the NFL on Sundays. This is a big loss to the 2013 offense.

Macclenny_dawg

February 23rd, 2013
11:03 am

Bill,
Any word on us hiring any more personnel like Alabama has as they hired Steele as head of player personnel??? Everybody seems to always playing catchup to them. Why can’t we name someone head recruiting coordinator??? Special teams??? By not naming anyone I think it takes away from anyone getting any blame but it doesn’t allow anyone to take a true leadership role!!! Go Dawgs!!!

BigGAdawg

February 23rd, 2013
11:18 am

Great post, as usual. I always enjoy your posts, frankly alot more than most of the other guys there. Good info and insights.

Hopefully our dawgs will stay out of trouble, we will need all hands available for the schedule coming up this year, and will adopt the attitude that they WILL NOT CONCEDE a single play in any game for the entire season and post-season. If they are behind in the score or way ahead in the score, make every play as if it is the only one that matters. And hopefully will execute that way. They have the talent. Just need a “we will not lose, no matter what,” attitude.

Flat Tire Doesnt Live in Delusionalville Ga.

February 23rd, 2013
12:22 pm

I dont see us hiring more personnel like Alabama, “we know what we are doing” instead our leadership will just sit by as usual and point fingers and say programs like Bama are being unethical

tell me again

February 23rd, 2013
12:23 pm

If we transported the Athens police department to Alabama they could not field a football team…..

Bulldawg35

February 23rd, 2013
12:25 pm

We just won’t spend the money to become an elite cfb team!!! We are I think 6th in football spending. We don’t have a full indoor practice field. We don’t have recruiting consultants on the team as their primary job….we just won’t spend the money to be great….so expect more 9- 12 win seasons with no championships and more beat downs in The SECCG!!!! I love UGA football…but I just have pretty much accepted we will always have some bad luck and some missing pieces that will keep us from winning the MNC…….

Bulldawg35

February 23rd, 2013
12:34 pm

I still wish we could of got Tunsil…Adams and kamara…..we will suffer because this year because of that. Because nobody on our o-line is as talented as tunsil……nobody coming in will be as tough as Adams is…..nobody behind gurshall is ready to carry the ball…..just look at Bama and Lsu….they have several huge RB’s coming off the bench to spell the first stringers.

Bo

February 23rd, 2013
12:34 pm

Alabama scores as much as Georgia, but still runs the clock.

Since 2007, against ranked teams, time of possession, national rankings:
2007: Bama 49th, UGA, 63rd
2008: Bama 30th, UGA, 72nd
2009: Bama 6th, UGA, 72nd
2010: Bama 21st, UGA, 49th
2011: Bama 14th, UGA, 31st
2012: Bama 36th, UGA, 89th

Bama has figured out how to score AND win time of possession.

UGA just scores a lot, like Oregon.

One burns clock, and rests the defense, one does not.

Dawgdog

February 23rd, 2013
12:44 pm

“tell me again” you hit the nail on the head with that one heehee!!

Flat Tire Doesnt Live in Delusionalville Ga.

February 23rd, 2013
12:48 pm

And Im sure we will have plenty of off the field issues

Instead of kicking them off the team and rewarding the kids who stay out of trouble we will let them back on the field to cause a loss to team chemistry that will end up costing us

Dog4Life

February 23rd, 2013
2:58 pm

Bill, I am unconcerned about the avg points per game (it is good to score, I know). I am, however, focusing on the teams we need to beat in the SEC–we scored 7 trash points in the carolina game and only 19 points in the Fla game with 6 turn overs. Sometimes stats do not tell the whole story. Plus, It will be essential this year what with our D a little untested to be allowed to get some rest and direction on the sidelines. Coaches are coaching even while the game in going on (little tweaks and adjustments are important). We have got to control the ball and use the clock–you see how little rest our D received per game last year and it told on us in the 4th quarter. I do not care how deep you are if the D does not rest it can be disaster–look at the aTm and Bama game. Bama’s D was sucking wind in the fourth quarter. I am not a hater, but I am concerned that we do not have the ability to control the clock especially late in the game, when a few first downs will end the game.

tide roll

February 23rd, 2013
5:04 pm

You know Bill, when are you gonna come clean? Why do you think it’s been 33 years? I think it started with Thomasville’s Charlie Ward, don’t you? Heisman Trophy winner and led FSU to a National title. Then it was Athen’s Homer Jordan. He led Clemson to a National Title. Then, Thomasville’s Sean Jones. He led Tech to a National title. Then, it was Atlanta’s Cam Newton. He led Auburn to a National Title. Do you see a pattern here Bill? The last time y’all even won a conference title was way back in 2005. DJ Shockley, who started 1 friggin year for the Richt/ Booboo braintrust, led you to it. And this year those two were at their ABSOLUTE WORST! Jonathan McCrary to Vanderbilt. Joshua Dobbs to Tennesee, Nick Marshall to Auburn, and incredibly, UGA legacy, Anthony Jennings to LSU. Richt and Bobo should be fired for that one. AND now, incredibly, you’re fighting an up hill batlle for Gainesville’s DESHAUN WATSON, a Clemson commit. Why, in the name of all that is holy, would that kid play for UGA and Bobo!? This guy Bobo, a former UGA QB, and a large part of your 33 year drought, is absolutely killing you. Bill, this is what’s wrong with your program. Why don’t you have the guts to admit it in these articles of yours? THE most backwoods, backward thinking, under acheiving program in the history of NCAA football. ROLL TIDE.

Jim

February 23rd, 2013
5:06 pm

I’m so glad Chris Conley is getting his much earned playing time. I’ve been really impressed with that kid. To all of those who blame him for the for the SECCG: That kid acknowledged his mistake right off the bat, and no doubt feels like it was his fault we lost. Unfortunately for him, that play resulted in the final seconds ticking off the clock, but I will never place blame on a guy that is trying to make something happen for his team. Obviously a lot of things lead to the loss, not just that play. I hope he’s kept that far on the back burner, but one also thinks that a memory like that would drive you to train that much harder. It’s like that 101-year-old Indian gentlemen who picked up running after his wife died at the tender age of 80. I can’t run 4 miles let alone 26.something. Let’s hope Chris has a break out year–but if I know his work ethic and determination, he will!

GATA this spring DAWGS! September is going to set the tone for the season, so no slow starts this season!

Jim “Truck-Stick” Stevens

merbertmoover

February 23rd, 2013
8:10 pm

Jim -

Right on man, I definitely agree that it wasn’t Conley’s fault for that last play. I have a lot of respect for him for owning up to the mistake, even though EVERY SINGLE one of us would’ve done the same thing. Here’s to him having a stellar year!

I think (hope) the offense is lights out in 2013 and I hope Conley turns into our #2 guy behind Mitchell or Bennett. Nothing but upside

tide roll

February 23rd, 2013
8:34 pm

Flat Tire Doesnt Live in Delusionalville Ga.

February 23rd, 2013
8:53 pm

tide roll

our drought is due to the majority of our fanbase think beating Div III GT and having a 10 win season is considered an unbelievable achievement

until that mentality changes you are just wasting your time coming on this blog

You might ought to consider a FL or LSU blog instead; you will probably find less people drunk on delusional kool-aid spouting off trash about another pre-season national title

Outer Banks Dawg

February 23rd, 2013
9:43 pm

Bill,

thanks for the blawg as always!

I used to enjoy reading these comments, but guys like Flat Tire and others who write pathetic drivel about everything wrong in Dawg land are tiresome.

I mean, as fans, of course we want to win it all. We are fans of one of the best teams in college football year in and year out. I for one am grateful for the team we have and the coaches and the job they have done recruiting. I am excited about spring practice and summer camps and watching these boys develop. I am also encouraged at the way we have embraced discipline and have cleaned the house of the trouble makers. I think we will see a very focused, disciplined effort by our boys this coming season. I think we are going to be very young on D, but hungry and competitive. I can’t wait.

So for all you jacka**es that want to get up here and spout the negative… Go cheer for Bama. We don’t need you.

Bulldawg35

February 23rd, 2013
10:18 pm

We already have our first suspension coming for the off season…I wonder how many more geez! I’m happy we beat the chickens in b-ball! If only we could do that in football as well…..but I see us starting out 0-2 on the season….because we always start out slow…..Grantham is unproven and horrible at stopping the run…..

ROLL DAWGS!

February 23rd, 2013
10:44 pm

Tell it Outer Banks Dawg!

FRED Russo

February 23rd, 2013
11:13 pm

tHE KID PANICKS THAT IS WHY HE IS INTERCEPTED SO OFTEN.

DawgVoiceofReason

February 24th, 2013
12:49 am

Win (hopefully) or lose, the games will be exciting (with our offense and a rising defense)! It will also be fun to witness SEC history being made with Murray.

Dog4Life

February 24th, 2013
9:54 am

I really the Dawg offense this year is going to almost unstoppable, but we will need to practice ball control and use clock; if as one poster stated above the young hungry pups turn into Dawgs esrly it may be a Cinderella season–Remember Dominick Wilkens–he leaves and the chemistry was great–we will see!!!

Flat Tire Doesnt Live in Delusionalville Ga.

February 24th, 2013
10:56 am

Outer Banks Dawg

Evidently you’ve been at the Outer Banks too long

When have we ever had a disciplined team and you think next season we are going to see one

And yes weve done a great job recruiting better than anyone since the late 90’s and after this years NFL draft we will probably move ahead of USC to #1 for putting the most players in the NFL since 2001

But yet we continue to lose to top 20 teams; cant beat top 10 teams; 3 straight losses to SC never has that happened; and we still lose 2 or more ball games every year

A Defensive coordinator who continues to show to the public and recruits he has one foot out the door

Oh and our leadership continues to refuse to spend the money to make the changes needed to become a championship program

Sorry I dont refuse to stick my fingers in my ears and pretend to think things are on track to be great

7576DAWG

February 24th, 2013
12:31 pm

Flat Tire
The reason Georgia has so many suspensions every year is because Richt is a lot stricter with his players and he feels the only way to get the message across that he will not put up with it breaking the rules is to make them miss games. Georgia will always have a disadvantage early in the season because of this very strict policy as long as Richt is at Georgia. If a large group get’s suspended this year I hope that McGarity will change the rules to be more in line with other programs of the SEC and stop hurting your on team or that Georgia will give up on the kids doing the right thing and bring back the Athletic dorms. It is obvious that by hoping the team will police themselves and will keep the less mature from getting into trouble is not working so the more strict policy or rules needs to change.
The other way to not hurt your own team is to front load our easy games and move teams like South Carolina to later in the year. Remember these kids who are getting into trouble have done anything they wanted since they were 12 years old. They were treated like adult at 12 years old so they their mainly single parent could continue doing their own thing. It is a huge culture shock for them to all of a sudden realize that a lot of their habits are not accepted as being okay.
95% of all successful Coordinators have one foot out the door. Grantham stated two years ago that his ultimate goal was to become a Head Coach. It’s only a matter of time. Smart would have left a long time ago but has probably been promised the Head Coaching job at Alabama when Saban does leave and he feels no offer up until now can top him staying as Coordinator and eventually getting his dream job.
Georgia finished 5TH and most feel would have ended 1ST if they had beaten Alabama and as long as they were competitive in that game everybody know they nearly did it. Somebody has to lose but Georgia’s program is definitely moving in the right direction.

Dawg89

February 24th, 2013
1:34 pm

They should boot the TE off the team to send a message to the rest of the guys that there won’t be any foolinshness tolerated this year. I thought his tweet was pretty arrogant – “live and learn”. Well, he can go learn somewhere else in my opinion.

Flat Tire Doesnt Live in Delusionalville Ga.

February 24th, 2013
1:42 pm

7576DAWG

If the program is heading in the right direction then you dont continue to lose every big game you play; you have to win big games before saying the program is heading in the right direction; we have yet to do it in years

We will see if the program is heading in the right direction begining this year when the schedule is much tougher than it has been the last 2 seasons and if we can win the big games

As for Grantham I understand coordinators are looking to move up but give me a break what has he done to pull what he has been doing 2 yrs straight. He gives up 30 pts per game to almost every top 20 opponent he has faced. In the biggest games he gets out schemed

And Im tired of hearing excuses made for these trouble makers; everyone of these kids know right from wrong; the problem with them is they have an ungreatful attitude to the opportunity given to them

Bulldawg35

February 24th, 2013
5:02 pm

I agree…..Grantham has done nothing good or great to be wanted by the Nfl…..I just don’t think Richt can beat spurrier and saban or miles. I think spurrier will finish out his career with never losing to Richt again. Richt vs miles….2-2
Richt vs saban…1-2
Richt vs spurrier..4-4
Those are not bad numbers….but we have lost the last 7 meetings against those three teams…the difference between us and those teams…is they play hard nose defense and have tons of RB’s on their roster that can make plays. And they turn the ball over less than we do

Vic

February 24th, 2013
9:46 pm

The thing about Aaron Murray you can ALWAYS count on is

AARON MURRAY CHOKES IN BIG GAMES

Murray is 1-9 vs. teams that finish in the top 20 rankings.

And that will never change, Murray has lost so much in these big games, he no longer believes he can win them. And he can’t, and he won’t.

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing Can Stop it!

February 24th, 2013
11:12 pm

Your drought is due to your state’s overall class.

Cheating teachers, drunk driving ADs, 1 in 4 on food stamps, honey boo boo…

But hey, you make Alabama redneck jokes all the time…

Columbus Dawg

February 25th, 2013
7:30 am

Word is that Emmert is in trouble at NCAA. What this means is when he’s fired that Nick Saban’s old bud won’t be in charge any more. What this means is that if Alabama continues to break NCAA rules, that it will find it’s self on NCAA probation again. What this means is that Alabama won’t be eligible for post season play again, just like 1995, 2002, and 2003. Just sayin’.

Whiskey Breath

February 25th, 2013
8:31 am

Hey Bill, what do you think will be the over/under of players arrested between now and fall?
Pretty good question, right? Be sure to include your homer spin.

Whiskey Breath

February 25th, 2013
8:35 am

If Murray is so damn good, how come A J has the NC trophies?
Didn’t he win the SEC championship game with that bomb?

Columbus Dawg

February 25th, 2013
8:39 am

Hey Whiskey Breath,(I told you to leave the bottle alone, moron), now that the little P.O.S. coach of yours has spanked the Police Department’s hand for harassing his little choir boy players, how long before it all unravels over there in Tuscaloosa County? Bama will be humbled in 2013, count on it.

Whiskey Breath

February 25th, 2013
9:02 am

Columbus Dawg, I think I can speak for your own fans, I think they want you to go away.
You verify that super redneck Georgia image. Aren’t there a few dogs that want to whip your backside?
Just Sayin

Columbus Dawg

February 25th, 2013
9:34 am

You know what Whiskey, here’s the deal, as long as trolls like you come on the GEORGIA BULLDOG FOOTBALL BLOGS bragging about your little cheating team, and trashing ours, I am going to call all of you out on it, and I really do not care what some cowardly UGA fans think about it. No one said anything about A.J. not being any good, just said that Murray is not bad. Just the facts. I’ll tell you what’s funny, a good friend of mine was on point several years back when talking about how you NEVER saw any Bama shirts, Bama stickers, Bama flags flying, ect., until 1. They got off probation, and 2. They set a record for coach’s salary. 3. Saban came in willing to do ANYTHING necessary to win at all costs. Now all of you idiot so called Bama fans, (some are embarrassed Tech fans), come on these blogs constantly beating your chests as if YOU had something to do with any of it. One thing about it Whiskey, what I am pretty sure of is that the Dawg fans I know just want you and all of the other Bama Trolls to go away.

WDE

February 25th, 2013
9:40 am

Joey

February 25th, 2013
9:42 am

I think Chris Conley is gonna have a huge season. His build, 6′3″, 195 and breakaway speed reminds me of AJ. Jonathan Rumph sounds like a Marlon Brown clone – seemingly too big (6′5″, 215) to be that fast. But he is (4.5, 40).

The two of them, plus our huge TEs give Murray gome big threats til Bennent totally heals his knee.

August 31 can’t get here soon enough.

WDE

February 25th, 2013
9:46 am

Whiskey Breath you don’t speak for me , if I were you I’d leave Columbus alone and really the idea of a BAMA fan talking about “super Redneck’s” is a hoot..how many felons has Saban recruited in this years class do you think ?

Mr. Peabody

February 25th, 2013
10:03 am

Whiskey Breath AKA ANOTHER “Roll Tide!!!” fan since 2006!

Bulldawg35

February 25th, 2013
11:20 am

We don’t have the depth at Rb or the defensive line…..so we better hope gurshall does not get injured. We will not be back in the seccg!!!
We will not be back in the seccg
We will not be back in the seccg

Graydog83

February 25th, 2013
11:23 am

You have every reason to be proud of your daughter, Bill. She’s a DGD. Why don’t you post a link to her fundraising page so folks know how to donate to this great cause.

Whiskey Breath

February 25th, 2013
12:50 pm

15, 14, 13, 12, 11, seconds, 10, 9,8,7,6,5 seconds, Any chance the QB is going to clock the ball? 4,3, 2,1,
AlABAMA wins again!

Mr. Peabody

February 25th, 2013
1:36 pm

Nothing says class like a ‘Bama fans on UGA blog. Bet you’ve been a fan ever since what…Saban won the first title???

DogStyle

February 25th, 2013
1:37 pm

With murray and gurshel, the dogs may have the best O in the SEC! Mark this down–it will be Ga v. Alabama for the title and the Dogs pull the upset!!! Ga v. Ohio state for the crystal!

Bulldawg35

February 25th, 2013
2:42 pm

Corn Washington benched 225….36 times and ran a 4.5 forty. How in the heck was he so mediocre for us. Either our coaching staff is terrible or he quit giving a 100 percent once the Nfl scouts started noticing him in 2011….you people decide…..also geathers ran 5.4 forty….man is that slow.im glad he is gone. John Jenkins didn’t run the 40..,,geez what a cop out….I guess he was scared of geathers beating his time.lol. Tree Ran a 4.62….which is good…..but I thought he was a little faster. Maybe if he quit alcohol and pot he would be a little more in shape

Whiskey Breath

February 25th, 2013
4:00 pm

You are going after the wrong guy in Flat Tire. Go after me, I truly hate Ga.
Flat Tire knows that it is just not good enough to run your mouth, you actually have to back up.
The problem is 99 percent of all Ga fans don’t care one damn bit about backing your mouth up.
Flat Tire recognizes this and so that is anti- ga to you underachievers.
He doesn’t feel good about declaring himself the national champions , until you actually earn it.
So hate me all you want, Flat Tire truly cares about Ga.

Bulldawg35

February 25th, 2013
5:19 pm

Anybody know why that fat slob John Jenkins didn’t run the 40 yard dash?