There’s a lot of football left this season for the Dawgs

Tray Matthews tries to chase down Clemson's Roderick McDowell. (Jason Getz / AJC)

Tray Matthews tries to chase down Clemson's Roderick McDowell. (Jason Getz / AJC)

Some more random thoughts and observations about Georgia-Clemson and what lies ahead …

The big worry going into the Clemson game was the defense, which returned only two starters from last year and was missing some folks for the first game due to suspension and injury. The end result was a mixed bag: neither as bad as had been feared, nor as good as had been hoped.

On the plus side, Clemson had to punt seven times, one more than Georgia. And the Tigers had fewer passing and rushing yards than the Dogs, and didn’t get off as many plays as they like.

But Clemson successfully converted on 7 of 16 third downs and was and 1 for 1 on fourth down (Georgia was only 4-14 and 2-3). There also were quite a few missed tackles, most glaringly by one of the more experienced Dog defenders, Damian Swann, on a Clemson scoring play. And while we always knew Tajh Boyd would get some yards running (42 on 13 carries), as I noted in my post-game comments, the Georgia defense had trouble stopping the run (again), especially in the fourth quarter. Clemson tailback Roderick McDowell, who racked up 132 yards, averaged 6 yards a carry and Zack Brooks got 20 yards on three carries, to average 6.7 yards.

So there’s plenty of room for improvement on the defense. But once Tray Matthews gets fully healthy and some experience under his belt, watch out! …

To follow up from my post-game Blawg on the Georgia offensive line’s disappointing performance, I think the situation with Kolton Houston is instructive. Houston, one of college football’s feel-good stories, looked very rusty at times Saturday night (particularly on the fumble that set up a Clemson TD), but that’s to be expected when you haven’t played the game in several years. But despite that, he started. What does that say about the level of talent Georgia has on the OL?

Meanwhile, talking with reporters after the game Houston pretty well summed up what I said earlier about the OL’s play against Clemson: “At the end of the day, we gave up pressure and we didn’t open up that much holes and Aaron’s jersey was dirty. Anytime the quarterback’s jersey is dirty, we’ve got room to improve.” …

Despite the losing effort by the Dawgs, there were a number of performances worthy of kudos, and one of them was by punter Collin Barber. Not only did he average a nifty 47.4 yards on his five punts, he kept a drive alive with his fake punt run for a first down (with Todd Gurley eventually scoring on a tough 12-yard run) and Barber also did a fine job of kicking off for the Bulldogs in Marshall Morgan’s absence, getting two touchbacks.

Mark Richt and his staff now have to get some battered Bulldogs ready for South Carolina. (Jason Getz / AJC)

Mark Richt and his staff now have to get some battered Bulldogs ready for South Carolina. (Jason Getz / AJC)

Frankly, I’d like to see the Georgia coaches keep Barber handling kickoffs even when Morgan returns. As for the placekicking duties, with Patrick Beless handling the PATs, the Dawgs thankfully had none of the drama that the inconsistent Morgan introduced to that normally routine play last season. Because of a bad snap, we didn’t get to see how Beless would have done with a field goal (another area where Morgan was inconsistent).

I don’t know what the coaches’ plans are for Morgan, but an open competition at the position certainly wouldn’t hurt. And what’s this with Mark Richt getting snappish with reporters after the game when they wanted some definitive word on Morgan’s status? He started it all with his needlessly coy handling of that situation. …

Whenever Georgia loses, particularly if the offense goes through a dry spell, as it did in the second and early third quarters Saturday night, the fire-Mike Bobo chorus returns among fans. In general, I think Bobo is a much better playcaller than he gets credit for, but he wasn’t at his best much of the evening in Clemson. After the Tigers started playing a much more aggressive, blitzing defense and loading up the box against the run, Bobo was much too slow to switch to the sort of short-passing game that usually is the best way to counter that tactic. He indicated after the game that in some of the four instances where Aaron Murray was sacked that the QB held onto the ball too long before moving on from his primary receiving target, but if the call had been for quick slants in the first place, I doubt that would have happened. And wouldn’t it maybe have been a good idea if a couple of those futile runs up the middle, particularly when Georgia was goal-to-go inside the Clemson 5, had been toss-sweeps instead?

Speaking of the running attack, Gurley did a fine job when he was in the game, which wasn’t often enough because of injury. As his replacement, Keith Marshall was less successful, though he did impress when he dragged Clemson players into the end zone to tie the score at 14. Overall, though, Marshall’s forte is not really busting it up the middle, as he was asked to do too often Saturday night. He does much better when the offensive scheme gives him some space to work with. …

The ACC crew officiating the game at Death Valley was a bit inconsistent, to say the least. While they were Johnny-on-the-spot with David Andrews’ holds, they turned a blind eye to all the holding Clemson was doing on Jordan Jenkins. And when there was a legitimate question about whether a Clemson pass reception was bobbled on the receiver’s way out of bounds, instead of whistling play dead for a video review, they allowed the Tigers to move ahead with one of their hurry-up snaps. Complaints about officiating always draw sour-grapes rebukes from opposing fans, but that definitely had the smell of home-cooking. …

And while on the subject of hurry-up offenses, Clemson fans predictably booed every time a Georgia player went down, assuming that it was a ploy just to slow the pace of the game. Even some Georgia fans thought a bit of play-acting was involved when Leonard Floyd suddenly dropped to the turf, but Richt maintained Sunday that the Bulldog defender was really hurting due to a leg whip to the privates. In general, though, uptempo teams like Clemson will just have to learn to live with the ups and downs of what they do. They can get a quick snap off before a defense is set (or before the officiating crew has time to review a play), but they also have to expect that one of the strategies defenses might to use against them is taking a soccer-style dive with an “injury” to disrupt their accelerated pace. For defenders, it’s a legitimate ploy until NCAA rules catch up with the hurry-up. …

Another disappointing performance Saturday night was by the crew in the ABC/ESPN control truck. While the commentary by Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit was pretty evenhanded and on the mark, the direction was shoddy. I mean, we follow the Clemson players’ buses inch by inch around the stadium leading up to the touching of Howard’s Rock, but the opening kickoff is completely missed??!! …

Perusing the comments posted to my post-game Blawg, there was the usual mix of snarky jibes from trolls who support other programs, knee-jerk fire-Richt, play-Hutson Mason howls and more reasoned the-season-is-still-young reactions. I thought it was interesting, though, that among the latter were a couple of comments from Clemson fans.

Said self-professed “Tiger fanatic” ClemsonChuck: “I think UGA fans are going to be pleased at season’s end! … Richt and his staff did a good job of limiting Clemson’s opportunities on O, as we ran far fewer plays than we had hoped. The young UGA D played well and was seldom out of posistion. Missed tackles and such are nothing more than the signs of a young group. These things will correct themselves as they gain more game experience.”

And chimed in TigerMark: “I think it needs to be pointed out that your O line was playing against a CU D line that returned every starter from last year. A D line that held LSU’s run game in check and constantly harassed the QB almost the entire game last year. And you very nearly pulled off the win in a really tough environment on the road. Now quit hanging your heads and beat the fool out of the Gamecoots!”

Sounds like a pretty good attitude for the Bulldog Nation. Yes, South Carolina looks even more formidable after watching Georgia’s offensive line struggle, and with Mitchell gone, but Georgia’s receiving corps is deep, and on defense Josh Harvey-Clemons will be back (as likely will be Corey Moore).

As Richt put it: “We’ll be home. We’ll be in conference play, and we know how important that is. We haven’t beaten South Carolina in three years.”

An opening loss is disheartening, but there’s a lot of football left, as Todd Grantham noted Saturday night.

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346 comments Add your comment

Eddie from acworth

September 1st, 2013
9:22 pm

Insanity definition is watching this team yr after yr. Penalties. Putrid tackling. Using pass to set up the run. Untimely turnovers. Lack of toughness. Every yr we go in hoping this yr will be different- and its always the same. There is NO WAY this team beats BOTH usc and lsu. There will be at least one more, probably two losses. Being a uga fan is very trying.

Eddie...Lee...and..Ivory...

September 1st, 2013
9:34 pm

Errors you made and sorry O-Line..Tech will be ready to give you your 5th defeat!

Ray

September 1st, 2013
9:34 pm

There is a lot of football left and then there is JADEVEON CLOWNEY

http://i.qkme.me/3r8uvb.jpg

Only because we all know that’s exactly what’s going to happen when Aaron Murray sees him.

dawgman

September 1st, 2013
9:35 pm

Now that all the band wagon fans are gone…..I say we need to do some soul searching…….Is the season over……No…….Do we need to hunker down…….YES……..win lose or draw, you are still my team, but with that being said get your heads on and get ready for south Carolina. We need Gurly healthy and the O line mad and ready to go to work. The young D will be fine, they are young, so they will grown into their roles.

Bobo, you kind of went to sleep in the third quarter with the play calling. Murry, tighten up and hunker down, when they get to you you seem to be out of your game…..Man up!

To much fire power to many receivers to be running it up the middle two time in a row followed by a pass and then a punt……

Good plays by Scott Wesley, Leonerd Floyd, and some of the new faces. Do not allow Carolina to beat us at home.!

Go Dawgs!

BigJim

September 1st, 2013
9:35 pm

Bottom line: We LOST…as Georgia usually does against ranked teams! Mark Richt is 1-15 against ranked teams–in his last 16 games. Aaron Murray is 1-10! These records are PATHETIC! I am a huge fan…but I am not an apologist. The Georgia program has become a joke and the UGA AD is complicit, if he doesn’t make some kind of move soon. You will never go the the Championship game just beating up on Vandy, Ga Southern, Idaho State, etc, etc. You have to beat the ranked teams, and Georgia simpy cannot! Oh…and Aaron Murray is a horrible QB…how many passes went into the dirt last night? Mike Bobo….please resign! You are just as incompetent!

Hotdawg

September 1st, 2013
9:37 pm

Eddie…Lee…and..Ivory………

Come on man…..we did lose to Clemson…but not to tech, we own tech…..that’s one game that is a guarantee…..But hey thanks for dreaming big!

erictin

September 1st, 2013
9:40 pm

Thanks Bill for your commentary! It’s like listening to a buddy in my living room watching the game with me!I agree with you on every point!I still believe we’ll have a special year !

Roswell Dawg

September 1st, 2013
9:40 pm

I’d like to start just one season totally prepared to compete with a ranked team. Unfortunately that’s the hallmark of a Richt team. Ill prepared and unable to make in-game adjustments. Clemson’s DC made some really nice changes that gave us fits, but Bobo just stuck with those super slow developing inside running plays. The toss sweep goes for 75 yards, so we only use it once more in the game? Are you kidding me! I guess it’s viewed as a trick play. I’m just about at the end with this coaching staff’s lack of preparation and inability to compete with ranked teams.

Also wondering why the Athletic Dept is sitting on millions, but they want to charge me $75 for returned MO tickets. Just how greedy are they? I’m think after losses to USC and LSU, they will have to pay me $75 to attend. Totally frustrated and humiliated again after a big game.

Knight Dawg

September 1st, 2013
9:42 pm

Guys, i admit bobo did go to sleep for the third quarter but he is a talented coordinator…..
He was running the plays that they practiced that should have worked. It’s the players, the over Hyped line, just like the over hyped D-line from last year. Losing Todd Gurley Hurt, he is a beast… he makes those guys look a little better than they might be……

Dawgs better man up or SC will blow us out…..please don’t just lay down and take a beat down like tech does every year we play them……

Ray

September 1st, 2013
9:52 pm

Again we’re basically talking about beating this guy

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/1011/ncf_g_clowneyj_600.jpg

Yeah……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Whiznot

September 1st, 2013
10:00 pm

Richt always takes a defensive attitude after he and Bobo demonstrate how first rate talent can be handicapped into a third rate performance. Georgia never looks well-coached.

Bubbathy J.

September 1st, 2013
10:00 pm

I think Richt has every right to get “snappish” on your buddy Chip Towers. Richt has told him every time that he’s not going to answer about Morgan and Chip keeps on and on. I’ve heard him ask the same question 100 times. It’s obvious the kid was suspended and Richt doesn’t want to throw the kid under the bus. Chip has got the best job in the state in my opinion and his spelling errors in 100% of his articles and his repeated attempts to get Richt to comment on Morgan are just embarrasing. Oh, and Go Dawgs.

TrishaDishaWarEagle

September 1st, 2013
10:03 pm

5 little words to sooth the pain …Head Coach Benjamin Franklin Belue

UGA Season Ticket Holder Since 1986

September 1st, 2013
10:06 pm

It was a disappointing loss. It’s always interesting that no mater where you go, the fans poor mouth their own teams worse than the opponent’s.
Gurley was as powerful a back as we’ve seen since Herschell. He was incredible.
Marshall was remarkable as well.
I clearly don’t understand the chop block rule (I thought it was two players hitting high and low at the same time); but I saw Clemson players diving at UGA player’s legs and no call.
NCAA needs to do something about ACC stadiums flashing stadium lights in the face of the opposing quarterback who is trying to look at the 25 second clock. Tech is very bad about this as well. It bascially runs a strobe light in the quarterback’s face.
I just don’t think that’s the end of the world if you lose a top ten matchup by three points and it goes down to an onside kick, especially the first game of the season.
The fullback dive was great. I remember we used that to beat Florida when they were ranked number 1 (24-3, I think was the score). I’d like to see that more (especially on first down rather than third when everybodoy predicted the play). It was good to see the toss sweep back but would have like to have seen more of it.
Connor Norman gave it everything he had but he was a step slow. But no problem with the effort. He gave it everything he had on every play. Talk about leaving it all on the field.
It might be time to let Murray sit when he gets into one of those mid-game slumps that he seems to have every game. I’ve defended him to the last man against fans and trolls alike. But he does go through slumps and then he goes through periods of brilliance..

Buzz 2011

September 1st, 2013
10:32 pm

@Hotdawg…. You used to own the ACC ..What happened ?
You will lose at least five more games this year and end with GT blowing
you out….Our backs will rip that lame defense for 45 or more.. Go Jackets!!1

JAX Dawg

September 1st, 2013
10:36 pm

It’s time for UGA’s AD to do some soul searching! Why can’t UGA beat a top 10 team? It’s embarrasing to hear the television announcers make the same comment every year regarding Georgia’s record against ranked teams. When is it going to change? It doesn’t do a lot of good to have top 10 recruiting classes each year if you can’t play with the big boys. We got outplayed and coached last night plus we got beat on both lines of scrimmage. We have a young team but they have a lot of talent and they will need to grow up in a hurry if we’re going to compete with SC, LSU and Flordia this year. With the talent on this team, an 8-4 or 9-3 regular season recond won’t cut it. Go Dawgs!!

David

September 1st, 2013
10:54 pm

Big Jim u are an idiot! what do u meen Richt and Murray have only beat 1 ranked team in the last 16 games against ranked opponents??? i dont know the exact record but i do know that Georgia beat Florida and Nebraska last season and they both were ranked so you are obviously a dumb Carolina or Florida or who ever fan that doesnt know what hes talking about!

Macclenny_dawg

September 1st, 2013
11:06 pm

This team has never had any killer instinct. We get ahead by 7 and well lets just run 2 times up the middle 3rd and long Murray gonna get sacked. Same crap year after year. We recruit top ten players year after year and we cant even beat a top ten team half the time. Just once against a good team I wish I could say We out coached them!!! Year after year were young just wait. Every year we lose that talent to the nfl. When is it gonna stop.These coaches need to learn to attack instead of being attacked. Play to win instead of playing not to lose!!!

ShowMeYurTD's

September 1st, 2013
11:09 pm

David yur wrong….. We’re talking about top 10 ranked teams. Only one win for Murray.

NCDawg90

September 1st, 2013
11:10 pm

Patience, trolls….others with the monkey on their backs who turned out okay.

CMR has been at UGA for 12 years. This how long it took these coaches to win their first natl title

Tom Osborne 21 years, he would win 3 (another guy who won 9+ games every year but caught hell for never winning big, until he won 3 NCs in 4 years)

Joe Paterno – 16 years, he would win two, one against you know who

Bobby Bowden – 17 years, 2 NCs

Dooley – 16 years

other sports…

Dean Smith – 18 years, 2 NCs (he was once burned in effigy after a loss to Wake Forest)

Roy WIlliams – 16 years, 2 NC

The best…John Wooden, 16 years, umpteen NCs

Eric C.

September 1st, 2013
11:12 pm

Bill, great commentary. This team is resilient…they’ve proven that the past couple of years — 2011 starting 0-2 and ending up in SECCG…and last year, getting steam-rolled by SC and then coming with one play of an SEC title and trip to the BCS title game.

ShowMeYurTD's

September 1st, 2013
11:13 pm

Murray’s a head case. The buck stops with CMR, bad play calls lost this game. Richt will never be in Saban, miles, spurrier, and yes petrino’s level. they are winners, richt is a weiner. Lol

Eric C.

September 1st, 2013
11:14 pm

NCDawg90…haha, excellent!

Moist Dawg

September 1st, 2013
11:17 pm

some of you people make me sick. ill be taking your handels down so that me and the rest of the true fans can laugh in your faces from sunny pasadina. you people that jump off the ship at the first sign of choppy seas disgust me and you richt haters are the worst. well i will remember all of you when he becomes known as the coach k of college football. you can ether get on bored or get run over.

ShowMeYurTD's

September 1st, 2013
11:21 pm

Richt needs to watch the south Carolina game from a cushy box with a 65 inch flat screen TV. He’s not seeing what I’m seeing. Play calls stunk.

ShowMeYurTD's

September 1st, 2013
11:26 pm

Gene Chiznik 2 yrs 1 national championship …then he pooped the bed, now he’s unemployed. Richt has had the talent year after year cannot get it done. No excuses., no patience from this loyal fan, we had the game, and couldn’t finish the drill.

Jeff

September 1st, 2013
11:29 pm

Funny…..seems like we say the same thing every year…..a lot of football to be played…..duh…really..?? Why are we always always on the short end of playing ranked teams….frankly, I am sick and tired of these feel good stories…bottom line..we suck and were not
Ready….no excuse for fumble on goal line….no excuse for Murray……9-3 if we are very lucky. This
Could go south very fast. 0-2 is unacceptable…..McGrarity better pay attention

Kyle

September 1st, 2013
11:32 pm

Agree-would not be surprised to be 1-3 at end of sept.

FastFreddie

September 1st, 2013
11:33 pm

Agree with Bill King.

UGA’s 1-10 record against the top 15 ranked teams is AMAZINGLY TERRIFIC!!!!!

Everything is just peachy!!!!

FastFreddie

September 1st, 2013
11:35 pm

Anyone who doesn’t like the 1-10 record vs top 15 teams since 2010…

Like Bill King did, let’s label them a TROLL……

Since they OBVIOUSLY have no common sense like Bill does.

FastFreddie

September 1st, 2013
11:37 pm

Like Bill, let’s not mention Murray’s two turnovers…

Maybe they didn’t happen!!!!

Think happy thoughts!!!

Natureboy809

September 2nd, 2013
12:43 am

I defend Mike Bobo as much as anyone. We set a school record for points last season, we led the nation in yards per play past year, and we moved up and down the field quite well against the eventual Nation Champions. What more do people want from him?
But I cannot defend some of the play calls last night. 2nd and goal on the 3 and Todd Gurley (in the game) doesn’t touch the ball? And we beat our heads against a wall running Keith Marshall between the tackles, when the toss had been working and Marshall is a “speed back” any way?
Sorry Bobo; I can’t defend that. That being said, we had 500+ yards and 35 points despite Murray not playing well. We have GOT to get better at stopping the run or nothing else anyone on the team does will matter.

Natureboy809

September 2nd, 2013
12:45 am

@Kyle- if we start 1-3, (I know Richt won’t do it) I would say bench Murray and get Hutson Mason ready for a run at it next season. I don’t think we start 1-3, but I am not ruling it out.

Hairy Dawg

September 2nd, 2013
1:20 am

We beat Scar this week and unload a whooping can on Visor Boy and Bozo Clowny. That will shut up all these bad fans. We still win East and then S.E.C. champs that gets you to BCS. But we do got to fix OLs that play bad by getting them out s lineup. Then Murray have time to throw and light up scoreboard.

Go Dawgs!

Tater Tot

September 2nd, 2013
1:38 am

NCDawg90 states:
September 1st, 2013
11:10 pm

Patience, trolls….others with the monkey on their backs who turned out okay.

CMR has been at UGA for 12 years. This how long it took these coaches to win their first natl title

Tom Osborne 21 years, he would win 3 (another guy who won 9+ games every year but caught hell for never winning big, until he won 3 NCs in 4 years)

Joe Paterno – 16 years, he would win two, one against you know who

Bobby Bowden – 17 years, 2 NCs

Dooley – 16 years

other sports…

Dean Smith – 18 years, 2 NCs (he was once burned in effigy after a loss to Wake Forest)

Roy WIlliams – 16 years, 2 NC

The best…John Wooden, 16 years, umpteen NC

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Well said NCDawg90, Your point is valid. Just think also of the experiance the Dawg’s get this year and next year with the schedule they have coming up and some still decent QB’s i.e. Mason more than likely they should really do well. I have to say i was very disappointed in the game but noone is gonna die just because they lost. Better luck next time. I love my Dawg’s win or lose. …….GO DAWGS !!

dawginduluth

September 2nd, 2013
3:28 am

New haircut, same old crap. No NC with Richt. Never.

ZinoDawg

September 2nd, 2013
4:32 am

First and goal at the 5 and we try three runs up the middle and come away with no points.

Unbelievable.

rioj

September 2nd, 2013
5:02 am

Birmingham-Jacket

September 2nd, 2013
5:20 am

No idea how you managed to lose to Clemson. They’re not that good. We’re 7-3 against them the past 10 years. And this year will be another close game that could go either way. Clemson will lose at least 2 more games this season, and one of them may be to us. Dabo is scared of Pajama Pants.

Sure wish your offensive line would completely forget how to block against us, and you would in general play like the boneheads you did against them.

Lou "the toe" Groza

September 2nd, 2013
6:22 am

Agree with comment about Beless doing more placekicking. The reason there is less drama is that he has better technique instead of size. The kid also did not wilt under pressure – 1st appearance, hostile environment, national TV, big game – 5/5 PAT’s, and yes, he would have made FG. “Pattie Ice”!

Elementary My Dear Watson

September 2nd, 2013
6:22 am

Brilliant Malcom just brilliant

CHDawg

September 2nd, 2013
6:31 am

Another good column! Screens of all types can work well to slow down blitzing Ds; we failed to execute on the *one* called, but it was wide, wide open. Shovel passes to the TE and FB/TB can work. Putting a very fast WR in motion and pitching to him to quickly get him out of the box might work. We ran a lot of those plays against TN last year and it worked great. CMB has got to understand that loading the box while blitzing and stunting is the way DCs think they can beat him easily–it is the line on Mike Bobo. He needs to stay up nights figuring out a way punish that approach–he has the ability and player talent to do it! Once you burn the D a few times they will try something different. They are choosing a poison with our O–figuring they will give up a lot of points anyway. Bright spots: we are going to get a lot better on D this year (better happen fast if we want to compete), Special Agent “Q” is a stud, and he might become one of UGA’s best FBs ever, JSW played well, and Herrera made some Jarvis type plays. I still believe the only way we will get back in the top ten is if our O line steps up and takes control of the field–we can beat anybody if they can protect Murray open holes better, but they have to take responsibility to lead the team. They did very well at times, but they have to be flawless for Murray to hang 50 on solid defenses like the ones we will face. Go Dawgs!

dawgfan

September 2nd, 2013
6:35 am

Same crap. Different year. Richt and Co. do a poor job of preparing this team for the start of the season and now they expect us to believe, or care, that they can rally the troops and “turn it around.” Even if we win out and go 13-1 (Bwahahahahaha) it will make the Clemson loss all the more inexcusable. Sorry, not buying it anymore.

I have lost all faith in this coaching staff.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

September 2nd, 2013
7:13 am

Thats nice to mention

Tom Osborn
Bobby Bodden
John Wooden
Roy Williams
Dean Smith etc

What you failed to mention is those coaches were still able to beat ranked opponents on their road to a championship most of those coaches continued winning their conference championship up to the time they won the NC

Mulk

September 2nd, 2013
7:14 am

It appeared that UGAG has trouble adjusting to ACC speed. Clemson will come back to earth when they get into conference play. Just saying.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

September 2nd, 2013
7:19 am

Yea the season isnt over;

so since we cant beat a top 15 team anymore lets just go ahead and forfeit any game where we have to play any top 15 teams

That way we can feel good about ourselves since we have a much better chance at winning

SCseas

September 2nd, 2013
7:39 am

What Bill is saying…is hold on everyone and UK, Ole Miss, Coastal will be here soon and he can get back to pretending that UGA is really, really the best team in the history of football.

Reality is that the UGA defense was even worst than expected and it is obvious that Grantham is the most over-rated DC in the conference. AMurray did not “grow up” during the SECCG as all the talking heads wished and he is still the pyscho QB as always…. many people worried that is was a crap-shoot basing the entire season on Coach Bobo.

Let everyone just remember that SC went into this same Death Valley just a few months ago and beat this Clemson bunch with their #2 QB and 3rd team running back? And that Clemson team was much better than this version with WR Hopkins, TE Ford, and RB Ellington.

Hurry up and get to the cream-puff part of the schedule.

Rosezeee

September 2nd, 2013
7:47 am

freddieBlassie

September 2nd, 2013
7:55 am

Anyone go to the game? ESPN Game day with a night game at that place is no fun when you lose. All you want to do is get out of there and all you get to do is sit in traffic for an hour seeing some of the drunkest youngsters this side of Athens walk past you.
It is NOT a legitimate ploy to fake an injury to slow down the other team’s offense, Bill. It is an act of cowardice. If Grantham makes his players fake injuries to cover up his lack of coaching ability, then he is a coward. There is no rule against Grantham bursting into tears to avoid tough reporters’ questioning either. Is that a legitimate ploy too?
A few years ago, when a player’s injury caused a stoppage of play, the player’s team was charged a timeout. While this rule will never be re-instated, I cannot understand players who flop around on the ground, have the trainers, coaches and their mamas come out on the field, look at them and then the player jogs off the field. Why would they give the opposing team the satisfaction of seeing them hurt?
Georgia has a good team: Clemson is just better. Stop all your whining and complaining about everything from the referees to the lights from the stadium video screen.

Bob Loblaw

September 2nd, 2013
8:01 am

If not for the home-cooking officials, the missed opportunities, the injuries, the heat, the ESPN Clemson-bias (1st time in history from the typically SEC jock-sniffing sycophants from Bristol), the noise, the coaching, the holds, the suspensions, the bobbles, the one-in-a-million mistakes, and all the other things that somehow magically didn’t work out, UGA would’ve completely dominated and beaten a clearly inferior Clemson. Jesus must really hate you guys.