Fan talk: Trap game for Dawgs, special teams, defensive line, silver helmets and more!

Could the trip to Neyland Stadium in Knoxville be a potential trap for the Dogs? (Associated Press)

Could the trip to Neyland Stadium in Knoxville be a potential trap for the Dogs? (Associated Press)

Let’s get straight to some Junkyard Mail …

Eastside Dawg writes: Bill, we all know what the toughest games will be this season for the Dawgs: Clemson, South Carolina, LSU and Florida. But looking at the 2013 schedule, which game strikes you as the potential “trap” game, where Georgia gets caught coming down from a high or looking ahead and gets tripped up by a team they ought to beat? I’m thinking Vanderbilt, how about you?

You’re not alone in picking the Oct. 19 game against Vandy as a potential trap game for Mark Richt’s Bulldogs. I’ve seen at least a couple of pundits saying the same thing. But I have to disagree. I don’t see the Dogs suffering any sort of letdown after playing Missouri in Athens the previous week. And while some of them might be thinking about Florida, as long as James Franklin is coaching the Dores I don’t think Georgia’s players are likely to overlook or lightly regard the program in Nashville. No, if there’s a potential trap game on UGA’s schedule I think it’s the Oct. 5 game at Tennessee. Now, this doesn’t mean I think the Vols are likely to beat the Dogs. First-year coach Butch Jones may have the UT fan base all fired up, but with him having to basically rebuild Tennessee’s passing game and having a defense that looks to be mediocre at best, it would take a massive underperformance by Georgia for the Vols to win. But that’s the point of trap games. This one comes right after the Bulldogs finish their ultra-demanding September run with LSU in Athens. And if there’s one thing that can be said for Tennessee, it’s that they have a really good offensive line and are likely to have a couple of decent running backs. If Todd Grantham’s 2013 defense has the same sort of trouble handling the running game that last year’s team had, that could spell trouble. Remember the Kentucky game? I don’t think Georgia’s really likely to overlook Tennessee, but if there’s a trap game on this year’s schedule, I believe that’s it.

Glen Lennon writes: Hey Bill, I know you’ve harped on Mark Richt’s problems with special teams in the past, and frankly that’s the aspect of this year’s team that continues to scare me the most. Can you offer any assurance things are going to get better in that regard?

Wish I could, Glen, but I’d say special teams play still presents Richt with his greatest challenge. It’s worth noting that ESPN.com recently ranked Georgia’s special teams last in the conference in a season preview. As they said: “The Bulldogs continued the trend of having issues defending returns, ranking last in the SEC in punt coverage (11.1 yards per return and a touchdown) and eighth in kickoff coverage (20.2 yards per return). Another concern is kicker, where Marshall Morgan could miss at least one game this fall following an arrest on June 29 for boating under the influence. He’s Georgia’s only scholarship kicker and was shaky last year, hitting 8 of 14 field goals. Punter Collin Barber averaged 41.5 yards per punt and pinned 19 of his 60 kicks inside the 20. Malcolm Mitchell has all the talent to be a return star, but his ill-advised decision-making has turned him into a liability.” That’s pretty much the situation in a nutshell. I feel good about Barber’s punting, and I think the Dogs can survive a game without Morgan. But the return situation (both covering and receiving kicks) concerns me. It’s possible someone else could rise up in preseason camp and earn a shot at returning kicks, particularly punts, but, if not, the Georgia coaches appear to have a choice between Mitchell, who never seemed at ease in the role last year, giving us a few scares, and Rhett McGowan, who’s ripped off a couple of decent returns but more often is put out there just to make a fair catch. Mr. Safe Hands may not have the upside of an explosive player like Mitchell, but at least he can be counted on to make good decisions, and that might be the way the coaches decide to go. As for dealing with placekicker Morgan’s inconsistency, as long as Richt chooses not to have a coach devoted to special teams, I think that’s a potential problem.

Is Mike Thornton big enough to handle the nose guard position? (University of Georgia)

Is Mike Thornton big enough to handle the nose guard position? (University of Georgia)

Keith McCants writes: What’s the outlook for Georgia’s defense, especially along the defensive line? And CharlieDog writes: Bill, I’m a bit worried about the Dawgs’ defensive line. I know Mike Thornton, the presumed nose guard, has a fair amount of game experience, but he’s nowhere near as big as John Jenkins and Kwame Geathers. Is he going to be able to stuff the middle? And what do you think about our DL prospects in general?

Well, they’ll definitely be smaller in the middle, but hopefully more aggressive than last year’s defensive front, which underperformed most of the season, particularly against the run. While Thornton is a bit undersized for a nose guard at 295 pounds, he does have the most game experience and is likely to be the starter, at least initially. Grantham noted this week that the starting job there is “an open competition” between him and Chris Mayes and John Atkins. Junior college transfer Toby Johnson will start out at end, he said, as will 336-pound John Taylor, who Grantham seems to want to also try out at nose. You could see either one of them shifting inside if need be, so the DL’s depth is encouraging. And, of course, senior Garrison Smith should be a team strength at DE. Whether new DL coach Chris Wilson is an improvement over Rodney Garner, now making the big bucks at Auburn, remains to be seen. Otherwise on defense, the linebacking corps looks solid, with a couple of potential standouts, and the secondary, while inexperienced, has a wealth of young talent.

Jeffery Stubbs writes: I think the 1st player, most likely a DB, who gets to tackle Sammy Watkins should lift him up & slam him to the ground. I understand that it would result in a 15 yard penalty and believe that the DAWGS get penalized excessively since the team danced in the end zone against UF. However, I believe it would be worth it to send a message that we do not take trash talking lightly. e.g. “old man football”, and help establish the young DBs as threats for the next 11 weeks. I do not mean being dirty, just hyper-aggressive and 4 (mostly 5) wide dropping the hammer.

Sorry, but I disagree. I think shutting down Watkins and preventing him from making any big catches, but doing so with class, is the way to answer the Clemson receiver’s trash talk. Georgia doesn’t need any unnecessary penalties in that game.

USC equipment managers tweeted this picture of a chrome helmet. (Twitter)

USC equipment managers tweeted this picture of a chrome helmet. (Twitter)

Ricky writes: I heard this week that the Gamecocks are considering wearing a chrome helmet and wonder if they’re planning on rolling that out for the game in Athens. Which brings to mind those silver Nike Pro Combat helmets that the Dawgs wore a couple of years ago against Boise State. They were the only part of that Power Rangers uniform that I think most fans liked. What do you think, Bill, should those Nike silver helmets be brought back for a special game this season?

Well, actually, the chrome helmet picture apparently was just something the South Carolina equipment managers tweeted to stir fans up. As they subsequently noted, it “got outta hand fast!” They also tweeted that “we will be wearing our traditional white helmet this year. ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’” As for Georgia wearing silver helmets, you’re right that the helmets were the only part of that Pro Combat gear that wasn’t, um, uniformly hated by fans.

Aaron Murray wearing the Nike silver helmet at the Georgia Dome. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Aaron Murray wearing the Nike silver helmet at the Georgia Dome. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

But while I liked the nod to the silver lids that the Dogs wore in the Wally Butts era, I wasn’t quite sold on the Nike version. I really didn’t like the wide red stripe down the middle. I do, however, think a sort of retro silver helmet, with the traditional power G added on the side, might be something Georgia ought to consider for the future, maybe for homecoming or a bowl game. I don’t really see it happening this season, though. By the way, if you want to read about the Dogs’ silver helmets from the past, UGA football historian Patrick Garbin sums their history up pretty well in this look at Georgia’s uniforms.

Jim P. writes: Bill, I wanted to jump for joy after hearing Kolton Houston regained his eligibilty, even though I do not know, nor have ever met the young man. This was such a long and incredible story, that I, like many Bulldogs, cannot help but feel emotion for Kolton. It makes me proud there are so many heroes in the UGA athletic department that helped support and get Kolton to this point. Ron Courson is a great human being and Coach Richt, keeping Kolton on scholarship, shows tangible proof that UGA is a true family (may recruits take note). 
I think a perfect exclamation point would be all fans giving Kolton a standing ovation, while cheering his name when he takes the field in our first home game.

I agree with you completely Jim. The way Courson, along with Greg McGarity and Richt, handled this situation should make the Bulldog Nation really proud. As for an ovation for Houston, whenever he manages to take the field this year I think there’s a pretty good chance that will happen.

Our Ice Dawg correspondent, Connor Kelly, writes: Hi Bill, It appears all the hard work has paid off … an ice rink is on the verge of coming to Athens! The arena itself will have a prime location: Inside the Classic Center. From my understanding the rink will be portable, with the ability to install or remove it within a 36-hour window. My guess is it will only be functional in the fall and winter months due to cost. This will also allow the Classic Center host non-ice rink events in the space as well. It may not be too long before the Ice Dawgs have a true home in downtown Athens!

Indeed, Connor, the Athens Banner-Herald reported this week that the Classic Center’s executive director, Paul Cramer, said the center’s board of directors is making progress on a plan to purchase portable seating, scoreboards and ice rink equipment for the recently expanded exhibit hall, which also could play host to volleyball, basketball and events like circuses. The chief aim would be to bring ice shows to Athens, but the paper also reported that UGA hockey club coach John Hoos is hopeful the arena also could provide a home for his team, which now has to travel to Duluth to play a “home” match. “It’s exciting and gratifying to see the possibility that we could host events right on the doorstep of campus,” Hoos said. “I’m excited both for the players on the team but also for the Athens community and the student community, that they might be within walking distance to those games.” The plan still hasn’t been completely worked out and has to be approved by the Athens-Clarke commission, since it would require the Classic Center to take on some debt. But if it all works out, UGA fans might be able to see the Ice Dawgs play in Athens. Sounds like fun!

Finally, UGA fan Sravanthi Meka passed along to me information about the Suits & Sneakers Gala that UGA basketball coach Mark Fox and his wife Cindy are holding Aug. 17 at Stegeman Coliseum, in connection with the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ and American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer initiative to raise money to help people living with cancer. The gala, held on the floor of the Coliseum, will include a putt-putt golf extravaganza as well as silent and live auctions of prizes that include a vacation in Manzanillo, Mexico, and a gourmet dinner for eight at Fox’s house with celebrity Athens chef Hugh Acheson of “Top Chef” fame. Dress code calls for business attire (suits, dresses) and sneakers, hopefully decorated for the “Best in Shoe” contest. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person or $1,250 for a table of 10. For more information, call Gracie Rice of the American Cancer Society at 318-230-6688.

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114 comments Add your comment

Bulldawg35

July 27th, 2013
10:19 am

All of the games are traps! Btw GT is ranked 60th by scout!haaaaaahaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaa

Bulldawg35

July 27th, 2013
10:24 am

I think we will go 8-4! One of the losses will be to Tennessee!

Macclenny_dawg

July 27th, 2013
10:29 am

Bill,
I agree Tennessee could be a trap game. We have to get better special teams play. Ready 4 the season. Go Dawgs!!!

Desert Fox

July 27th, 2013
10:48 am

GA’s young and inexperienced D is the Achilles heel for the dawgs this season. Injuries and suspensions have already chipped away at an already unproven group. To compare them to last seasons D is baseless since this is the first season for many on this years team especially up front and in the secondary. I don’t see them being any better at stopping the run then last years team which was pretty porous against lesser opponents. Potentially, as noted above, and w/a few exceptions, they’re all trap games. These youngsters will be tested early on and often. A lot of GA’s success will be resting on the shoulders of AM and what could be one of the best O’s in the country if they stay healthy. GO DAWGS.

NCDawg

July 27th, 2013
11:26 am

Trap game? Definitely Tennessee… it’s in Knoxville and we will be beat up after LSU.

Special teams – we did block a punt in the SEC CG and successfully made and defended fake punts. Morgan? He will need to really produce to stay on the field. If his replacement for his suspension does well he may end up warming the bench. Return game will be fine. We have some guys that can return it. Coverage? Depth…that’s all you have to say. Special teams is about what you can put on the field and we finally have enogh bodies.

The D-line? Look at Bama’s NG… he is NOT 350 lbs. I think he runs @305-10. You don’t need a massive NG…you need somebody that is strong and quick and can attack the gaps to either side of the center to FORCE double teams where WE want them, not where the center and his help can dance around the NG and use him like a moving pick.
I actually think our D-line will be a strength this year. We have depth and I think it’s Ray Drew’s time to shine. Garrison Smith will make our ends something to fear.

The answer to Watkins jawing? Tray Matthews. He is a head hunter. He won’t make a special effort to single out Watkins but when the opportunity comes he will deliver. Those kind of hits is what we haven’t had in a while. It works to slow down teams wanting to get guys down the middle of the field. There will be at least one “wow!” in that game. And our corners need to get in his face… he supposedly doesn’t like contact at the line.

Silver helmets would be ok as a throw back event. Definitely a homecoming type experiment though.

And Kolton’s victory might be as great an event for the school as the school has experience since Herschel won the Heisman. It is a great morale boots for everyone.

NCDawg

July 27th, 2013
11:28 am

boots = boost just damn

Moist Dawg

July 27th, 2013
12:00 pm

usc jr will wear there “traditional” helmets? what a joke. those are mabey the worst helmets in all of college football including maryland and there only tradition is loosing. they should take a moment before we spank them to look at our helmets to see tradition and what one of the classyest college football helmets in the game should look like.

GTBob

July 27th, 2013
12:07 pm

All of the games are traps! Btw GT is ranked 60th by scout!haaaaaahaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaa

They are ranked 32nd by rivals which would be one of the highest rankings we have ever had.

Bulldawg35

July 27th, 2013
12:08 pm

Yeah SC does have the ugliest uniforms in CFB!!!!!!!!! Plus we play horrible at tenn…especially on defense

Bulldawg35

July 27th, 2013
12:09 pm

GTbob

You trying to brag about being 32??? What a joke!

Cuz

July 27th, 2013
12:12 pm

Trap game North Texas. Has anyone ever seen them play any team. We have no idea who these people are or what city they come from. They may have a Butkus award winner and a Heisman trophy candidate.

Bulldawg35

July 27th, 2013
12:16 pm

Cuz

Was you born yesterday???? North Texas is just a scrimmage!!!!! Gee….we have some delusional fans….oh yeah north Texas could beat Bama !lol

Bulldawg35

July 27th, 2013
12:21 pm

NCAA hates us….just look at the kolton scandal and in 2007 we were number 4……num 2 and 3 lost and we don’t move up and get jumped by teams ranked lower than us! Plus they just ranked us number one in 2008 just because they felt sorry for how did us wrong in 2007! I call that apology a little to late!!!!!

Bulldawg35

July 27th, 2013
12:29 pm

Thanks bill,

For calling the Tennessee game a trap game….now I will be up all night long tonight….with the word trap….ringing in my ears over and over….trap….trap….trap….trap….trap… Damn it!!!!!!!

Bulldawg35

July 27th, 2013
12:36 pm

Tennessee has the number 1 recruiting class in America…..trap…..trap….trap….trap…butch jones going to pull the upset over Richt….ohhhhh baby!!!!!

NCDawg

July 27th, 2013
12:46 pm

Cuz July 27th, 2013 12:12 pm – OMG! That’s funny… somebody is channeling Munson! Awesome…

NCDawg

July 27th, 2013
1:00 pm

Incidentally N Texas was 4-8 last year. They are balanced offensively but not flashy… even being Conference USA. LSU put 41 on them last year for reference. They did put up 21 on K State.
Trap? Nah…

Bulldawg35

July 27th, 2013
1:08 pm

Ncdawg

Nice try pal…..but cuz is was just trying to up grade can of tuna into steak…..north Texas is a cupcake!!!

Bama Fan#2

July 27th, 2013
2:04 pm

Vandy is going to be the trap game if Georgia does not show up in
Nashville. UcheaT is going to be better than last year but Vandy
is a better football team. RTR

David Granger

July 27th, 2013
4:09 pm

Dear Lord, don’t get Mark Richt thinking about any kind of funky helmets. Last year was the first season in a LONG time that the team actually looked ready to play hard from the opening kickoff (with the single exception of the South Carolina game). PLEASE don’t get Coach Richt worrying about uniforms again….

NCDawg

July 27th, 2013
4:34 pm

Bama Fan#2 July 27th, 2013 2:04 pm – Vandy is on the scope and that is why that game isn’t a “trap” game. With as down as UT has been it’s hard to not consider them a “break” after that 1st month the Dawgs have to face. Vandy’s Franklin won’t let them fly under the radar and I’m sure there is still animosity stewing on both sides. So the Vols get the nod as far as a possible “better than you’d think” opponent in a bad environment after a brutally physical game.

HotDawg

July 27th, 2013
5:45 pm

I will be there to celebrate Kolton Houston’s 1st home game as an eligible, Bulldog player.
It would be great for the Bulldog faithful (and classy of visitors that know his story) to show a moment of ovational cheer for him.
The poor kid must feel like Rudy with all of his work and waiting for this chance.

Live4Saturdays

July 27th, 2013
6:04 pm

I don’t care too much about uniforms. Black jerseys could be a little confusing for the Gamecocks. It would be funny if they showed up in Athens, and both teams were wearing silver helmets. I don’t care as long as it is the loudest most hostile environment the Gamecocks play in all year.

The D has to figure out a way to keep Shaw from getting first downs.

The only other thing I have to say is that UT deserves a little more respect. They always field good athletes, and the Dawgs haven’t always done so well in that stadium.

Dawg4Life

July 27th, 2013
6:05 pm

Special teams went south after Beilen left for the pro gig. It amazes me the dawgs don’t reassign an assistant coach for a dedicated special teams coach.

CHDawg

July 27th, 2013
7:07 pm

I am really encouraged by our OL depth for a change! I don’t know how well they will play together, but for the first time in years we should have a deep line. Hopefully, they will push each other and we will have a great line; and, with our position players it could be a great year. Defense is exciting to me because we have no idea of what to expect. We could give up 50, and they could be great. I like that they are hungry. Basically, the same group of guys had a top ten D two years ago, and then last year they didn’t do as well. They did get the job done when they had to, most of the time, but it shows that it isn’t all talent and experience. Great comments on the mouthy Clemson receiver, Bill! Do your talking on the field, Dawgs, and let the ESPN guys do your talking for you after the game! Go Dawgs.

Jim Ortiz

July 27th, 2013
10:03 pm

Coach Dooley hired a volunteer kicking coach. I haven’t read anything about a special teams coach. I do know they took ST seriously. In 1980 Terry Hoage was BLOCKING KICKS. CMR has to know that ST is a VERY important part of the game. If I’ m not mistaken, they are allowed so many coaches per school. Only CMR knows why he doesn’t have a coach also run ST. CMR really should take ST seriously.

Jim Ortiz

July 27th, 2013
10:04 pm

GO DAWGS!!!!!!

RED DOG 77

July 28th, 2013
12:05 am

Cuz, great to hear you pipe-up, it’s been awhile, and yer right! North Texas could be the one. The problem with stating a real trap like NT is the dudes that cram 5 snicker bars and a Monster prior to posting won’t leave you alone………..Hope you and yours are doing well down by the river………..Regards RED

dawgfan

July 28th, 2013
8:16 am

I don’t understand why people always whine about the special teams. I can’t recall a single game that has been won or lost there. If you think that is our biggest concern you have missed the boat. Our biggest concern is and always has been one of the most consistently underachieving O-lines in all of college football. I could give a crap where we rank in punt coverage or kickoff return yardage. Give me a break. Our special teams are adequate. We could have the best special teams in history but will still be playing in Orlando in January if our O-line can’t learn to bust some heads against the big boys. That’s been our biggest problem over the years, not picking up a few extra yards on a punt return.

Thanks.

Bulldawg35

July 28th, 2013
8:44 am

Red dog born in 1777,

Down by the river??….haaaaahaaaa
Your post makes me realize u know very little about CFB!
You have fun living in a van down by the river….yer hear??? Hahahhhhaaaa!

Atticus

July 28th, 2013
8:44 am

I just for the life of me have NEVER figured out why UGA can’t have a good punt returner. Every other good team in the conference can find talented kids to return punts. Why can’t UGA with all the good athletes on that roster?

The other thing that is always an issue is why every time the other team fakes a punt it is successful and UGA is unprepared to defend it.

Bulldawg35

July 28th, 2013
9:06 am

I wish people would quit yapping about uni changes. I guess u people forgot about 2009 when UGA dressed up in black and got beat by fla 49-10!!! Joe cox is small man…5′9 only 170! He looked like a middle school qb out there….at least Murray got in the weight room and bulked up!

Bulldawg35

July 28th, 2013
9:09 am

Atticus

Simple dude….Richt doesn’t put the necessary work in on our SPT! We don’t even have a punt returner…..we need to hire warren Berlin back

Rossville Bulldog

July 28th, 2013
9:25 am

The silver lids are pretty cool. Wouldn’t want to see them every game but once in awhile would be ok.

NCDawg

July 28th, 2013
9:33 am

Atticus July 28th, 2013 8:44 am – do you guys really have that short a memory? Does the name Brandon Boykin ring a bell. Mitchell struggled last year but I think we have a couple of options this year in addition to Mitchell. When Trammel Terry heals up he will get a long look.

NCDawg

July 28th, 2013
9:38 am

The NCAA limits the number of coaches you can have and they don’t allow volunteers like Bill Hartman anymore. We have 2 LB coaches and that is why we don’t have a dedicated special teams coach. The limits were placed their to cut the competitive advantage of schools that could afford more coaches. I’m sure CMR would love to have somebody to do that full time… right now they have everybody taking turns with various specialties. Check my post above where I stated our special teams accomplishments in the SEC CG. That wasn’t a fluke.

Bulldawg35

July 28th, 2013
10:30 am

Sorry Roseville……

Richt will not change the helmets

Richt will not change the britches

Richt will not change the jerseys

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!!!!!

Bulldawg35

July 28th, 2013
10:33 am

Yay! Yay! More fair catches from Rhett McGowan!

Bulldawg35

July 28th, 2013
11:52 am

Roseville

That’s not what your momma said! Ha!

Bulldawg35

July 28th, 2013
12:08 pm

Last year we were 5 yards short….this year we will be a 100 + yards short! We need to bring back joe cox at qb…he can throw a pretty int like no other!!!

HotDawg

July 28th, 2013
12:20 pm

Dawgfan….can’t recall a game won or lost on special teams? Serious?
How about SC game in Athens 2 seasons ago in a 3 point loss?
Did you forget the tons of special teams points given up in that one?

Bulldawg35

July 28th, 2013
12:41 pm

I swear if we wear some silver helmets we gonna win the natty this year! Guaranteed!!!

Bulldawg35

July 28th, 2013
12:47 pm

I think I’m going to start a new hobby for the fall…I think I will only follow the NFL! The dawgs just have to many problems year after year! They break my heart to much. We should go undefeated or just have one loss! But I know what’s going to happen we gonna lose between 2-4 games. Richt’s best chance at a title is this year but I know something horrible will happen!

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dawgfan

July 28th, 2013
1:23 pm

You’re right HotDawg. The 3 turnovers and 253 yards rushing our D gave up had nothing to do with that loss. If we had had a “special teams coordinator” to improve our kickoff return yardage we surely would have won.

*rolls eyes*

dawgfan

July 28th, 2013
1:30 pm

Yes, I did forget all the “special teams points” we allegedly gave up in that game. All I remember is our offense routinely stalling in the red zone and Lattimore running by our D like they were a bunch of grannies in wheelchairs. That’s not championship football.

If you’re relying on “special teams points” to win games you’re going to lose a lot of games like our 2011 SC loss. A lot.

dawgfan

July 28th, 2013
1:31 pm

Can anyone even name Bama’s kicker? Me either. He doesn’t see the field too much except to kickoff after all their touchdowns.

Bulldawg35

July 28th, 2013
1:33 pm

The game with West Virginia was lost to on special teams….fla faked punt on us too…Richts special teams use to be strong in his early years when we were better. Mike bobo is the only coach that can save the dawgs now

Bulldawg35

July 28th, 2013
1:37 pm

Dawgfan

I know what u are saying about bama’s fg kicker….but Richt likes to get cute every once in a while and send in a kicker that he knows that won’t make a 40 yarder……just to make the kicker feel like he is part of the team

Bulldawg35

July 28th, 2013
1:39 pm

I’m all for going for it on fourth down…don’t get me wrong….but just like I said richt likes to make the kicker feel part of the team! We don’t return punts…we don’t defense punts or kickoff s well either…that’s what is hurting us the most