Key for Georgia and LSU is likely to be up front

Mark Richt wants a sea of red at Sanford Stadium Saturday. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Mark Richt wants a sea of red at Sanford Stadium Saturday. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

If you’re going to Athens for Saturday’s game, be sure to wear red, like the Dawgs. Mark Richt has called for fans to stage another “Redout,” as was done previously for last year’s Tennessee game and for the 2011 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. And get there early and be loud, like at the South Carolina game. It really does make a difference for the players!

This third of Georgia’s herculean September challenges is chock full of the sort of storylines “ESPN College GameDay” and CBS love, from the return home of prodigal son Zach Mettenberger to go up against former roomie Aaron Murray, to the clash of coaching styles between low-key disciplinarian Richt and quixotic put-it-to-a-team-vote Les Miles, aka the Mad Hatter.

But while this quintessential big game — which could determine whether Georgia remains in BCS contention — will feature two of the most dangerous passing arms in the SEC, the key to victory for the Bulldogs and Tigers is likely to be the play of their offensive lines and defensive fronts.

As Richt noted this week, both teams will be out to control their opponent’s running attack. For Georgia, it’s crucial that the up-and-down offensive line plays this week with the sort of urgency and cohesiveness it showed three weeks ago against South Carolina, and avoids the false starts and holding calls that plagued them at Clemson. Not only do they need to protect Murray from sacks, they’ve got to open some holes in the Bayou Bengals’ rebuilt but surprisingly good defensive front for Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall. Asked this week how best to put pressure on Murray, Miles answered: “If they don’t gain yards on a running play, the pressure falls back to the signal caller.”

Conversely, Georgia needs to contain or at least slow Jeremy Hill enough to put Mettenberger in third-down passing situations. The former Bulldog has a strong arm and has shown remarkable accuracy this season (unlike last year) throwing to ace receivers Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry, and he’s probably licking his chops to go against UGA’s young secondary.

The Dogs need to slow down LSU tailback Jeremy Hill. (Associated Press)

The Dogs need to slow down LSU tailback Jeremy Hill. (Associated Press)

But Mett is still not very mobile (he’s particularly weak moving to his right) and is susceptible to pressure (as Clemson showed in sacking him six times in last year’s Chick-fil-A Bowl). Georgia is facing a pocket passer this time, not a ready-to-run Tajh Boyd or Connor Shaw, so that’s where some opportunity lies. Mett has been playing with more confidence this year, but an early introduction of Leonard Floyd to the Tiger quarterback may well allow the Dogs to get inside his head, as he’s shown signs this week of perhaps being a bit overanxious about his return Between the Hedges.

Getting pressure up front also will make things a bit easier on the Dogs’ secondary; otherwise, Mettenberger is likely to pick them apart.

On the Bulldogs’ side, Murray needs to maintain his composure and avoid costly mistakes while picking his moments to test the LSU secondary, which has been vulnerable to the deep ball this season. A bit of success in that regard and the Tigers are going to be less likely to pack the box against Gurley and Marshall.

Overall, the keys for Georgia are limiting the damage by Hill, pressuring Mettenberger, avoiding turnovers, and holding serve offensively (not too many three-and-outs). There’s no real mystery to what these teams will be planning: While both are balanced offensively, the Bulldogs and the Tigers will be looking to run first, setting up the pass. The question is which defense will falter. LSU gave up a lot of yards last week to a mediocre Auburn offense and they’ve been burned on some long plays, which is Murray’s specialty. But Georgia’s defense is still very green, though they’ve improved tremendously since halftime of the South Carolina game.

Georgia's offensive line needs to open some holes for Todd Gurley. (Jason Getz / AJC)

Georgia's offensive line needs to open some holes for Todd Gurley. (Jason Getz / AJC)

For the Dogs though, the determining factor probably will be two things: offensive line play (if the O-line of the Clemson game shows up, the Dogs lose; if the O-line of the South Carolina game is seen, Georgia wins) and avoiding any special teams meltdowns that give the Tigers cheap points.

Basically, if the running games turn out about even, as is likely, I like the odds of the more potent Georgia passing attack spelling the difference.

Go Dogs!

JUNKYARD MAIL

Now, let’s get to some of this week’s Junkyard Mail. …

David Downs writes: Is our defense going to do anything different to help defend against a quarterback like Zach Mettenberger? It seems we have struggled some and especially with longer pass plays and I’m worried that Zach is going to basically pick us apart. Have you heard about us doing anything different or special to help play a better defensive game? We can’t always rely on our offense to simply outscore a team and always expect to win, especially against LSU.

No, Todd Grantham hasn’t checked in with me this week to share his game plan, but if I had to guess, I’d say he plans on increasing the pressure up front since Mettenberger is a pocket passer who’s not a threat to run. As I said above, the more pressure Georgia’s defensive front can get on Mett, the less pressure will be put on the Dogs’ young secondary. I’d also guess we might see a bit more blitzing than Georgia did against the harder-to-contain Tajh Boyd and Connor Shaw. Georgia’s defense also has done a much better job against the run starting with the second half of the South Carolina game, and it’d be a big help if that trend continues.

Brent Jarnicki writes: Bill, According to UGA Facilities Twitter, Myers Quad will be closed from tailgating Saturday because the ESPN “GameDay” crew will be there. Since UGA basically banned real tailgating on North Campus a few years ago, Myers Quad has been the big “spot” for thousands of tailgaters. Where does UGA suggest all of these people go now? I contacted UGA Facilities via Twitter and got no response, and the Myers Quad being shut off to all these people on the biggest home game of the year is going to cause a serious dilemma. Myers is right next to a large parking deck that tailgaters need. UGA should’ve had “GameDay” set up at the Reed Quad next to the stadium, as this is a big area for the ESPN crew, could easily hold a lot of fans who aren’t bringing tailgating equipment on campus, and also is not utilized by large amounts of tailgaters. If there’s any way you can find out what UGA recommends for the thousands of tailgaters to do now that North Campus and Myers are closed, please let us all know. Thanks for the great work!

Thanks. I didn’t hear back from UGA on any recommended tailgating options, either, Brent. I agree that the Reed quad would have made more sense for “GameDay,” but since that didn’t happen, I’d suggest those who usually tailgate in the Myers quad switch to the Reed quad, which is generally not as heavily used. And, of course, the former tailgate central, the historic North Campus (the quad between Broad Street and Old College, the quad between Old College and the main library and Herty Field), is still available, though there are limitations on its use: You can’t set up more than five hours before kickoff (10:30 a.m. in this case), tables can’t exceed 6 feet, tents are allowed but kegs, generators, TVs, amplified music, grills and cookers of any type and household furniture (not including folding chairs) are not allowed.

Scott writes: Hi Bill, Always enjoy the Blawg! A thought popped in my head and was reinforced by Mark Richt’s latest tweet about the upcoming game with LSU. He said red jerseys will be worn Saturday and asked Bulldog Nation to also wear red. Rumor sometime back emerged about bringing back the red pants. Do you think we would wear red jerseys AND red pants?

I wouldn’t rule anything out in this Nike-dominated age of college football, but I’d be extremely surprised if Richt did anything like that for a game this big. Since the black-helmets-and-black-pants debacle in Jacksonville a few years back, he’s been very sensitive to being accused of trying to generate “fake juice” among his players. Personally, I’d love to see the red britches return, but only with the white road jersey (as they originally were used in the Dooley era). I’m not crazy and the all-red look.

Paul Dixon writes: I would like to know why there is such an issue with doing a Blackout this Saturday? I realize what happened last time. But we need something to get the players and the fans going.

I think if the fans and players can’t “get going” over a Top 10 matchup like this, there are no gimmicks that could help. But I expect the fans and team to be pretty revved up. As for a future Blackout, I’ve said here before I’d like to see the black jerseys worn again sometime, but I don’t think a big game is the right venue since so many in the Bulldog Nation soured on them after the 2008 Blackout against Alabama (which, I think, was hyped a lot more than was necessary). I’ve had readers suggest in the past (and i just heard this again from another this week) that black jerseys should be made a tradition for home games against Auburn, and I like that idea. Another alternative I like is that black jerseys be worn for the final home game each season, no matter who the opponent is. Since UGA students staged their own Blackout for the final game last year, this probably would be a popular idea.

Outside linebacker James DeLoach hasn't gotten as much playing time as expected. (University of Georgia)

Outside linebacker James DeLoach hasn't gotten as much playing time as expected. (University of Georgia)

Keith Mccants writes: Whatever happened to LB James DeLoach? He was slated to be a major factor for the Bulldogs this year, but so far he has not been on the field as much. Is it because of the emergence of LB Leonard Floyd?

The rise of freshman Floyd certainly has impacted playing time for sophomore DeLoach, who last spring was expected to contend for a starting spot but has wound up mainly playing on special teams and only getting one tackle so far. However, DeLoach also has had some injury problems. In August, he missed some of preseason camp because of surgery on his left thumb and wound up camp as Floyd’s backup instead of the starter. And this week he’s been held out of practice with a concussion. But don’t give up on DeLoach. He recently told the Athens Banner-Herald that playing on special teams is “a great experience” that he’s using “to fuel my fire on defense.”

Jim P. writes: Bill, You are correct that “College GameDay” appearances or jerseys have no bearing on UGA game outcomes. However, it usually starts to rev up the raucousness of the crowd before the game. This can be where the intangible of “GameDay” helps the Dawgs further, as the typically late students should be primed and on time to be our 12th man. Then, of course, our players need to live up to their part. Speaking of “College GameDay,” I enjoy when they play the “sign” music and scan the signs in the crowd. Many are clever and I hope to see a great abundance of clever ones from our Georgia fans this week.

Considering the game marks the return of Mettenberger, plus all the potential material for sign-makers that the Mad Hatter generates, I’m sure the wags in Athens are hard at work on some zingers.

Bill Overend writes: Marshall Morgan, who Richt stated purportedly has a 50-60 yard range is now 3/9 over the past 2 seasons on anything over 40 yards. At 37 yards and above, he is 4/11. He has made a 52, 50, and a 41. He has missed a 52, 51, 50, 47 (twice) and a 45. He is 1 of 2 for 37. Maybe Richt should take a harder look at the walk-on kid [Patrick Beless] who “batted” 1000 in the first 2 games.

Bill, you’re not the only UGA football follower who’s skeptical about Morgan, but so far Richt seems to be taking the tack that whoever kicks best in practice gets to do it in games, and apparently Morgan excels in practice. A lot of fans also are concerned about his kickoffs after the North Texas game and would prefer to see kickoffs handled by punter Collin Barber, whose kicks made it into the end zone more often in the first two games when Morgan was suspended. If Morgan is going to lose one of his jobs, I have a feeling it will happen with kickoffs before it does with field goals or PATs (which he now seems to have mastered).

Chris Houck writes: Bill, it appears to me that in games where a team from one of the automatic qualifier conferences plays an inferior team from a lesser league, the refs give the smaller and/or less accomplished team the benefit of the doubt with respect to certain judgment calls, i.e. holding, block in the back, etc. When North Texas had the 99 yard kickoff return, it seems like there was a pretty obvious block in the back that went uncalled. There were some holding calls that could have been flagged also, in my opinion. I’ve also seen this in other games where I can watch without bias. Is this just me? Curious of your perspective on this.

I don’t think they’re really out to boost inferior teams; it’s just that SEC officiating crews in general are very inconsistent, especially on calling holding, and the officials who worked the North Texas game — and missed the very obvious block in the back on that return — were the Penn Wagers crew, the conference’s worst.

Billy Copelan writes: Bill, Thanks so much for mentioning the horrible P.A. at the North Texas game. I am baffled at how we have a home game 6, maybe 7 days out of the entire year, and nearly every game there is a malfunction of something: game clock, play clock, P.A. One item you didn’t mention that drove me crazy Saturday was the running stats on the scoreboard. Even in pre-game warmups the stats displayed for both Georgia and North Texas were end of game type numbers — I couldn’t quite figure out what they were supposed to represent. Then the game started and the stats stayed the same — after one possession Georgia had over 500 yards of offense and 35+ minutes in time of possession; and North Texas was setting the world on fire with over 450 yards of offense — according to the scoreboard. Then I realized the stats were the final game numbers from the South Carolina game from two weeks ago! It is dumbfounding to me that whoever is in charge of the scoreboard, or that aspect of the scoreboard, could go nearly until halftime before it was finally corrected to show the actual in-game stats. I tweeted @ugaathletics and @ugafacilities during the game about the error. Don’t know if it was my tweets or not, but shortly afterwards, the stats were corrected. It is so sad because it makes us look like such idiots. Regarding the horrible audio during the Battle Hymn, it is such a shame. I had the pleasure of attending the Florida State-Nevada game with an FSU buddy during our off week, and came away so thankful for how good our pre-game is. The “planting of the spear” is pretty cool, but other than that, I thought our pre-game rituals are so much better (of course I am a little biased).

I agree with you about UGA’s pre-game program. The audio going out on that poor Battle Hymn soloist really was embarrassing. Let’s hope we don’t see a repeat of last Saturday’s technical mishaps again this season.

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166 comments Add your comment

Nick

September 27th, 2013
9:34 am

One thing I’d like to see addressed (and changed) is the fact that the OC seems to be extrememly stubborn about trying to run Marshall up the middle, which he clearly isn’t built to do. He’s very effective running slants and sweeps but gets bottled up and dropped after a minimal gain every time he goes up the middle. Where Marshall may pick up a yard or two, Gurley would get five.

cb

September 27th, 2013
9:38 am

LSU wins his one, easily.

UGA Insider

September 27th, 2013
10:00 am

LSU has played a bunch of feather-weights and we have played two top 10 teams. Mett looked like crap against Auburn as well.

UGA 42
LSU 21

TigerTime

September 27th, 2013
10:03 am

LSU’s student-athletes will easily prevail over Richt’s mindless dummies and dopeheads.

Dawg Daze

September 27th, 2013
10:06 am

Are all the dawg players passing their remedial studies courses?

WDE

September 27th, 2013
10:06 am

We have to have this game unless the SEC East title is a far as we want to go. So let’s pin our ears back and give Zach a very warm welcome home…..Go Dogs!!

WDE

September 27th, 2013
10:09 am

@TigerTime the same group of gentlemen that are made up of 1 “gentleman” just coming off suspension (Hill) and a former member of Richt’s mindless dummies and dopeheads that we kicked off the team and you were more than happy to take in and make your STARTING QB…and you want to climb up on the moral high horse??? Laddie have you lost your mind??

WDE

September 27th, 2013
10:10 am

@Dawg Daze yes they are and they are passing their blocking and tackling classes too….can’t wait to use those skills on your bunch..whoever they are.

UGA Insider

September 27th, 2013
10:13 am

TigerTime,

You forget that LSU is the trash of the SEC. Did you forget your starting QB was KICKED out of UGA? Remember Honey Badger? Jeremy Hill? Les Miles?

LSU is now #1… Most corrupt football program in America! Congrats!

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

September 27th, 2013
10:37 am

Insider

Here’s some inside info; LSU has been winning big time ball games for quite a while now; is UGA finally going too man up and do it too?

'83

September 27th, 2013
10:46 am

I realize it has been talked about before, but why did the Wall Street Journal article on student attendance not get any attention this week? When you take some of the issues cited by the students in that article and in this and other blogs, it becomes clear is it more that a ‘preference’ issue keeping students (and others) away because they are frustrated with the in-stadium experience. Between issues with tickets causing delays getting into the stadium, incredible lines to get any refreshments or to the restroom, little to no cellular or wi-fi coverage, incorrect statistics on the scoreboard, and poor sound, the trends are not good. If we want to maintain – much less grow – attendance, McGarity needs to get focused on quickly improving all of these issues and improving the entire gameday experience. There seems to be some awareness of the problems but no urgency to deal with any of these issues. He owes it to those that make the effort to come to the games to provide a better experience. It seems like he is either not concerned or willing to accept mediocrity.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

September 27th, 2013
10:53 am

83

we are improving the game experience;

this year we raised the price of a coke to $8 ;)

Quayvon Hicks

September 27th, 2013
11:11 am

I don’t think UGA will have a problem up front on the O-line vs. LSU’s D-line. My concern is LSU’s O-line vs. our D-line. Are we big enough and strong enough to hold the point and stop the run? LSU’s O-line is massive averaging 314 pounds per man. AVERAGE. While we probably average around anywhere from 295-300. We’re not as big as last year with John Jenkins and Kwame Geathers that’s for sure. That is my only concern. Georgia’s O-line is a very experienced group and they are playing at home so that should help. They can whip some tail. Our D-line has to step up however.

dawgfan

September 27th, 2013
11:36 am

If this game comes down to line play, as all big SEC games usually do, we are of course royally screwed.

Tom

September 27th, 2013
11:51 am

Anyone seen Johnny McKnight or GTBob today? Hahahahahahahahaha

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

September 27th, 2013
11:52 am

dawgfan

come on

you just ruined my refreshing glass of kool-aid

dawgfan

September 27th, 2013
12:04 pm

I really think we lose this game and I’m afraid it could even be a blowout. This will be the best defense we’ve faced. If the offense has a slow day Blow Out City my friends because our joke D can’t stop anybody.

Brace yourselves.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

September 27th, 2013
12:08 pm

dawgfan

if

if

if

we have a good game plan and the players are really motivated I see us beating them

I did say if didnt I??

but a blowout could happen; it has been happening every year

Bulldawg35

September 27th, 2013
12:12 pm

Our o- line is horrible…Lsu will beat us by 17.

Thanks

WDE

September 27th, 2013
12:14 pm

I’m not shaking in my shoes , we are playing a decent defense that gave up over 400 yards to Auburn….let me say that again…Auburn not Alabama, not Texas A&M …..Auburn. I think we will be able to move the ball pretty well, whether or not that translates into points is the crux of the question. Go Dogs !

Desert Fox

September 27th, 2013
12:24 pm

Bill. Good comeback on CTG not conferring w/you on D plans to stop LSU. Got a chuckle on that one. As for the game, it’ll be settled up front, on both sides of the ball for the dawgs. If there are holes, Gurley, et al, will run. Just hold onto the ball. If the OL does well in pass protection and AM remains calm he’ll have another good day provided our receivers continue to catch the ball well and don’t fumble it. The D line must be stout in this game. LSU will be able to run the ball w/those big backs. Just cannot allow them to do it w/any consistency. And when ZM does get the ball away the CB’s and LB’s in coverage have to make the most of opportunities w/errant throws and their best tackling to date. A lot to ask, I know, and would settle for an ugly win vs a crushing loss any day.

dawgfan

September 27th, 2013
12:25 pm

You know we’re due for a blowout at some point this year. Might as well be tomorrow. You have to go allllllll the way back to 2005 to find the last time we went a season without getting blown out by somebody. Wow. How mindboggling is that?

But Richt is doing a great job getting us ready for big games and we’re idiots for thinkin otherwise of course.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

September 27th, 2013
12:27 pm

dawgfan

Yea I know we are Im just expecting to happen against one of those we are expected to win like Missouri; FL Aub

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

September 27th, 2013
12:28 pm

correction

Yea I know we are; Im just expecting it to happen against one of those teams we are expected to win like Missouri; FL Aub

WDE

September 27th, 2013
12:30 pm

dawgfan(not) your just a idiot naturally so you don’t have to blame CMR for that in your case its just a natural talent…and you do a great job of show casing it.

Bulldawg35

September 27th, 2013
12:32 pm

We won’t win another game till we play Missouri! We lose to Tennessee because the crowd will be to loud!

dawgfan

September 27th, 2013
12:35 pm

Nah, it’s usually in games like this where we can’t just go through the motions and sleep walk to a win. It’s the games where we play a team that is every bit as talented as we are and is well coached. If a couple of bounces don’t go our way in games like the wheels start falling off. That’s usually all it takes.

double dawg

September 27th, 2013
12:37 pm

in every game of evenly matched teams O and D line play will determine the outcome. Good line play can overcome poor play at “skilled positions” but those positions can’t overcome poor O and D lines.

dawgfan

September 27th, 2013
12:37 pm

I’m an idiot for pointing out that our great leader Mark Richt has allowed us to get blown out by at least one team every single year dating all the way back to the 2006 season? How so? Where am I wrong?

dawgfan

September 27th, 2013
12:43 pm

2006: Tennessee 51 Georgia 33

2007: Tennessee 35 Georgia 14

2008: Florida 49 Georgia 10

2009: Take your pick. Tennessee 45 Georgia 19 or Florida 41 Georgia 17.

2010: Auburn 49 Georgia 31

2011: LSU 42 Georgia 10

2012: South Carolina 35 Georgia 7

2013: ??????? If I were a betting man I’d put my money on another one.

It’s the Georgia Way.

Skokie Dog

September 27th, 2013
12:49 pm

dawgfan wrote, “If this game comes down to line play, as all big SEC games usually do, we are of course royally screwed.” You read my mind with that comment. And don’t forget this one: if this game comes down to coaching decisions at a key moment late in the game, we are of course royally screwed. I’m aware that Miles is criticized for making seemingly haphazard choices, but they often work out in his favor. As for Coach Richt, clock management isn’t on his top ten list of coaching skills, is it?

WDE

September 27th, 2013
1:14 pm

Yep dawgfan an idiot what in the world is your point in acting like your a UGA fan? Or pointing out losses ? Birdbrain you really want to compare wins/loss records with UGA and who and for over how long? Since CMR got here how many coaches have a better record than him? It’s a short list Nancy You don’t like the program boo freaking hoo find another one to haunt. You also fail to mention the game you list in 2010 was vs the NC , 2011 was for the SEC championship…2012 was our only regular season loss…..and if we win tomorrow it will be ‘we got lucky” “we missed too many scoring chances” “the offense looked terrible” the defense looked terrible” etc and that’s if we win… we are done and you are dismissed.

Bulldawg35

September 27th, 2013
1:21 pm

Our secondary is in trouble….Laundry is an great and they have another one as well. Our secondary is terrible!!!

dawgfan

September 27th, 2013
1:32 pm

What is your point in acting like I’m not a UGA fan? It doesn’t make the facts that you don’t like any less true. My point in pointing out blow out losses is that I don’t think Mark Richt is a great coach. Take Advil for headaches if you need them. Great coaches with the resources of UGA would not be getting blown out every year like that. We can’t win them all but there is absolutely no excuse for not being competitive in every game. He does a subpar job preparing our team for big games and this is demonstrated by his subpar results in big games. I apologize if I have offended you in any way with my straightforward fact based rational arguments that a 4th grader could understand.

AltamahaDawg

September 27th, 2013
1:42 pm

Good job, Bill. Couldn’t find anything to take exception with. take exception over. with which to take exception. Just, I agree.

WDE

September 27th, 2013
1:47 pm

dawgfan really “not competitive” please its football dork, sometimes games that are quite close for 3 quarters turn into blow outs. Many times it simply being out manned and the coaches really can’t do a lot about it, you see it early in the season a lot the App States of the world go toe to toe with North Carolina for 3 quarters then depth takes over and they loss by 3 TD’s. And for every “blow out” you mentioned we have inflicted as least that many on our opponents…you sited the 2010 Auburn game earlier what are the scores in our games vs Auburn since then? And you could only offend me if I cared at all about your opinion of me….Go Dogs !

AltamahaDawg

September 27th, 2013
1:48 pm

dawgfan, your post are purely emotionally based. Which is fine, but leave it at that and stop pretending to have some lock on reality.

Some agree with your opinions, some don’t. You darn sure don’t know for a FACT, any more than the rest of us.

McDawg

September 27th, 2013
1:59 pm

Jordan Jenkins is going to unleash on Mett.

AltamahaDawg

September 27th, 2013
2:05 pm

Has anybody else seen the new “Awaken the Nation” video, just released?

dawgfan

September 27th, 2013
2:13 pm

Okay so I’m wrong that we have had at least one blow out loss every year since 2006? I have yet to be shown how.

It’s purely “emotionally based” to say that Richt struggles against good teams when we are 2-9 vs. Top 15 teams since the beginning o the 2010 season? That’s just my emotion? Those losses didn’t actually happen?

I see that the sky is blue, or maybe that’s just my emotions getting the best of me again?

Unfreakingbelievable.

AltamahaDawg

September 27th, 2013
2:16 pm

I would explain it to you, but frankly you have literally become that beligerant little kid in the room, squalling because he is not getting his way……while the adults just look away and shake their head.

I have NO idea what you think you are proving in here.

AltamahaDawg

September 27th, 2013
2:18 pm

I’m not sure you do either.

AltamahaDawg

September 27th, 2013
2:20 pm

I wasn’t talking about your ability to quote data points. It’s pretty simple to go look up an old score.

dawgfan

September 27th, 2013
2:21 pm

I’ve notice a trend with you Altamaha. You’re Mr. Big Shot Expert when it comes to all the minutiae of the game like how to handle kick offs and why we can’t defend the wheel route or some crap like that. But when it comes time to talk big picture, such as why we are 2-9 vs. Top 15 teams since the beginning of the 2010 season, you play dumb and usually respond with something like “oh gee golly I don’t know. The other teams were just better I guess.” All that purported expertise seems to go out the window. Why is that?

Sounds like you’re going off emotion more than anything.

Flo-Ri-Duh

September 27th, 2013
2:30 pm

Vegas is putting their money on the DAWGS.
What do they know that you don’t?
What? What ? What?

LSU hasn’t played anybody YET!

Change your name to Dawgpoop – you’re no fan of the Dawgs!

AltamahaDawg

September 27th, 2013
2:32 pm

Well minutia of a play is a thing. In interesting debate usually. I’m not sure I profess to be a big shot. I just state what I think.

Hypothetical “whys” about 2010, is also something I have posted.

what you have “noticed” is that I don’t (often) get caught up in a food fight over you banality and talking point that you copied 4 times.

Flo-Ri-Duh

September 27th, 2013
2:34 pm

Dawgpoop is an expert at just what? Not even half decent with the B S.

Flo-Ri-Duh

September 27th, 2013
2:37 pm

BS35 (aka Milk Dud) – You are a disappointment to the Dawg Nation….

AltamahaDawg

September 27th, 2013
2:39 pm

What can I say, some of us enjoy the “crap Like that”. Plays, players, and such. ….. and some, like you, don’t need to know anything but the record at the end of the year.

Texas tiger

September 27th, 2013
2:50 pm

Georgia fans need to look at the facts, in last 3 years Georgia has had 15 players arrested LSU 6 .Florida leads the SEC with 17