A weakened Georgia offense no longer can make up for the defense’s lousy play

Aaron Murray fumbles as he's sacked by a Missouri defender. (Jason Getz / AJC)

Aaron Murray fumbles as he's sacked by a Missouri defender. (Jason Getz / AJC)

The delicate balancing act that had Georgia still in the national Top 10 almost midway through the season despite having the SEC’s worst defense and unreliable special teams was basically built on the premise that all of that didn’t matter if the Bulldogs’ prodigious offense could outscore everyone they played.

But the injuries to key playmakers suffered against LSU and Tennessee pulled the foundation away from that precarious house of cards and the results were seen Saturday at Sanford Stadium in Athens: Missouri 41, Georgia 26.

Actually, having trailed by 18 points at halftime, the scrappy Dogs fought their way back into the game in the third quarter as the defense, which in the second quarter hadn’t looked capable of stopping their own grandmothers, held the uptempo Mizzou offense scoreless. The Dogs pulled within 2 points before giving up a score on a badly defended halfback pass.

Still, you thought maybe Georgia could pull it out. But Aaron Murray, known lately for his late-game heroics in Bulldog wins, ran out of cardiac comebacks, thanks chiefly to the offensive line, which had its worst game since Clemson and allowed him to be harried and hurried all day by the Tigers’ talented pass rush. The feel-good story of Kolton Houston didn’t feel so good Saturday, as he was repeatedly pushed backward and let his man get to Murray. It wasn’t just Houston, though. The OL in general played poorly.

So it was that when Georgia got the ball back with 4:25 on the clock and Murray had a chance to lead his team down the field to possibly tie the game at 34 (assuming a successful two-point play), the pressured QB instead threw an interception on the first play of the drive. (The officials, who were inconsistent throughout the game, failed to call an obvious roughing the passer penalty on the Tigers, despite having kept a Missouri drive alive earlier by calling roughing on a less blatant infraction.)

Anyway, Mizzou got the ball at the Dogs’ 33-yard line and put the game out of reach with another score shortly after that.

It was Murray’s second turnover to result in points for the Tigers — he lost the ball while being sacked in that horrible second quarter (Georgia’s worst in many moons) and Mizzou’s Michael Sam scooped it up and returned it 21 yards for a score.

Another turnover — due in part to poor blocking, young tailback Brendan Douglas fumbled at Missouri’s 6-yard line as the Dogs were threatening — cost Georgia a touchdown of its own.

So Georgia may have outgained Missouri in the overall stats, but the Dogs’ four turnovers loomed large. The fourth turnover on another Murray interception late in the game as Georgia was racing the clock to try and make it respectable with a garbage-time score didn’t really matter, but three of the Dogs’ four turnovers provided a 21-point swing in the game, and not too many teams can overcome that.

Other contributing factors: The offense, missing the likes of big playmakers Todd Gurley, Keith Marshall, Michael Bennett and Justin Scott-Wesley, had trouble sustaining drives thanks to an inconsistent running game (despite freshmen Douglas and J.J. Green’s stout efforts) and too many dropped passes, not all of them by inexperienced receivers suddenly getting playing time. Also, the punting game continued to be a shambles, with consistently low snaps resulting in short kicks and two timeouts wasted because Georgia’s special-teams-coaching-by-committee operation couldn’t manage to get the right personnel on the field. Too many untimely penalties didn’t help, either.

Mizzou's L'Damian Washington badly beats Georgia's Damian Swann on a scoring play. (Jason Getz / AJC)

Mizzou's L'Damian Washington badly beats Georgia's Damian Swann on a scoring play. (Jason Getz / AJC)

But without a doubt the bulk of the blame for Georgia’s loss to Mizzou falls on the defense, specifically the young secondary. While the defensive front, especially Ray Drew, played decently most of the time (though letting Mizzou’s backup QB run for a first down was pretty inexcusable), the cornerbacks were badly outmatched by the likes of L’Damian Washington (who had seven catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns) and the clueless safeties frequently were in the wrong place at the wrong time, providing no backup. It also didn’t help that Georgia’s defenders were giving Mizzou receivers about a 10-yard cushion much of the time.

Yes, you can expect mistakes when you have to start a bunch of freshmen in the secondary, but the fact that Georgia’s defensive backs not only have shown no progress in recent games, but seem to have regressed, is really disturbing. And it’s not just the young D-backs. Veteran Damian Swann had another rough game.

I don’t know what the answer is, but Todd Grantham and his staff better come up with something soon. Otherwise, until the offense gets back to full strength just about every game on the schedule, save for Appalachian State, looks losable.

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252 comments Add your comment

Jan Kemp

October 12th, 2013
6:11 pm

SBC Pastor

October 12th, 2013
6:23 pm

Tough game, injuries are killing what had been a promising season. The Defense is not what we need it to be, but we knew it was going to our weakness before the season began.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 12th, 2013
6:30 pm

Hopefully NCDawg and ARdawg can give us a positive spin on todays loss after they drinking their kool-aid tonight

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 12th, 2013
6:31 pm

4Dawgs

October 12th, 2013
6:33 pm

Tired of excuses. Defense can’t stop anyone when it matters. They always look in disarray. With everything that went bad today, I think the play that changed the game for good was when our defense had them third and long, crowd was loud, and we have to call timeout. Sorry, Grantham needs to go. Defense is no better today than it was week one, they look confused, they do not create turnovers, why did it take three and half games for our best cornerback (Shaq) to get on the field……….

superdawg

October 12th, 2013
6:38 pm

Defense is not going to get any better this year or next year or after that. Players clearly don”t
have a clue. That is because Todd Grantham doe not either. Seven players drafted last year
and all made an NFL roster. They couldn’t stop anyone either. Just shows the caliber of
defensive coaching that UGA has.

Hairy Dawg

October 12th, 2013
6:40 pm

Why do we keep players that come up stinky on team. We recruits them and then they dont make plays when it counts. The good news is we still win East by winnning out. Mizzou now injured and they not go multiple tough games with lucky wins from turnovers. We table run and then beat Bammer in Dome when we healthy and that probably getting to BCS champs.

But we got to get good players in and healthy to unload whooping can on Gaytors that have Judas Muschump coach. We just got need men yhat expose talents to man up and one that stinky not expose talent is casts out as wicked to bring up Hargraves men during roster manegement. Buck up Dawgs we still can win with beating rest of schedule in table running. It hurts tonite but we be OK once we get healths and beat Gaytors for Muschump firing.

Dawg89

October 12th, 2013
6:41 pm

CTG’s scheme is broken. You can’t give up 40 points a game and expect to win. He can make up all the excuses he wants about youth, but the secondary is clueless halfway through the season.

Hairy Dawg

October 12th, 2013
6:42 pm

That not yhat. Stupid cell phones.

wallydawg

October 12th, 2013
6:44 pm

Agree with your comments Bill. OL looked horrible today. Don’t know what their problem was. And I just can’t understand why 6 games into the season our secondary looks so clueless. Proud of the 3rd qtr comeback though… but not enough. Tip your hat to Mizzou. They came to play and they beat us. I think we have to admit that we are barely a top 20 team. And no injury excuses. We’ve got talent, but our defense is such a liability. I’ve never seen such poor tackling. But always root for our dawgs! Let’s flush this one and get ready for Vandy!

All Saints

October 12th, 2013
6:50 pm

It’s bad enough the dwag players are flunking their remedial reading courses, but now they’re also flunking football.

Eric C.

October 12th, 2013
6:54 pm

First of all, keeping some perspective…the Dawgs are in great position to win the SEC Eastern Division and return to Atlanta. I know the NC title hopes are all but down the drain, but we have to support this team in these tough times. As was the case the past two years, our hopes seem to be just barely burning embers, but don’t lose the faith yet…this team can still do some great things! Don’t lose the faith!

CHDawg

October 12th, 2013
6:57 pm

Very accurate, Bill. My biggest disappointment was the O line. It was their game to win and they just couldn’t get the job done. On the one TD where Murray was blindsided by Gates’ and Lynch’s man, the D back fell down and our receiver would have easily scored if he caught the ball! That one total miss by the O line would have made the game 34-33, simply by us getting the TD instead of them. Throw in Conley’s uncharacteristic drop on the two point play and we could have won with everything else the same, as terrible as we played, and even with the other turnovers! I saw one safety *jogging* over to help a corner in the end zone on the double throw TD for MO! I can’t believe one of our safeties would do that, and that he doesn’t know how to play center field. Bobo called a number of long throws and our line was unable to give Murray time. They aren’t hurt, and they really are better than they played. Our receivers played very poorly, with some of our best guys dropping easy passes. Just a couple of blocks and a couple of catches on balls that hit our guys in the hands and we would have won. Go Dawgs. Finish strong and stop taking plays off! Watch film of Jones stripping balls out because he hustled and didn’t take plays off if you need to see why!! He is also in the NFL now.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 12th, 2013
6:57 pm

Lets see now

who was it saying that Grantham was the better d-coordinator because he got one stop against LSU and that Chavis was no guru

Eric C.

October 12th, 2013
6:58 pm

Bill, you said… (though letting Mizzou’s backup QB run for a first down was pretty inexcusable)

This may have been the play of the game. If they stop that dude on that play, the Dawgs get the ball back down 28-26. Huge play.

The turnovers were killer…4-0. Two of the turnovers in the first half were both difference makers. Either one of those turnovers could cost a game by themselves.

CHDawg

October 12th, 2013
7:01 pm

BTW, I didn’t see our D line taking plays off. I did see LBs and DBs loafing. I will let the coaches figure out if the O line was loafing, or Miss just beat them.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 12th, 2013
7:04 pm

O-line once again couldnt hardly block

The new special teams coach still has no idea how to get the special teams fixed

and

The defense still is abysmal and has been since Van Gorder left

and

lack of consistency as usual

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 12th, 2013
7:09 pm

Oh and once again another 2 loss season as predicted

Hairy Dawg

October 12th, 2013
7:09 pm

If they was loafrs why they still on team. Call some real mens up from Hargraves and cut loose stinkys boys that loafing. This is Big Man S.E.C. football. We got no reason to keeping stinky loafers on team and wasting schollies. Cut them and free up schollies for recruits that got talent as players that play with SE.C. speed with no loafing.

stendec

October 12th, 2013
7:12 pm

Hi Bill.

Why delay inevitable?

Please sign Mark Richt and Mike Bobo to lifetime contracts!

Meaningless eight or nine win seasons all football fans in Athens deserve.

Season which should have ended in Knoxville, Tennessee now officially over.

I now yield the floor for all excuses for indefensible home defeat from apologists…

Bulldog Born & Bred

October 12th, 2013
7:16 pm

we need to clean house or be satisfied with the capital one bowl as our goal every year

Tbell magnolia, tx

October 12th, 2013
7:20 pm

Defense is terrible, however to Dawgs fans he should get coach of the year. Expect more loses.

Coach Mark Richt

October 12th, 2013
7:21 pm

Who cares who won the game. The question is how good did I look? Do I look tan? Did my hair get messed up? Will I get to do another Ford commercial?

Mayo

October 12th, 2013
7:24 pm

UGA’s chance at the National Beauty Contest gone now. Though going to be h3ll, SECCG still in reach given that Mizzou still has a tough row to hoe without their starting QB (did I just say “Mizzou?”).

Rafe Hollister

October 12th, 2013
7:24 pm

You can blame the ineffective offense on the injuries, but I think that is wrong. The rb’s played well, and the drops were by receivers that would have been in there anyway, Lynch, Rome, and Conley. The offensive line has no injuries that I am aware of, and they flat out stunk. Murray did not throw the ball well today, too many off target.

What can you say about the D, terrible, and they haven’t produced one turnover in a critical situation all season. Hard to win with this D. ST is a joke, remember how we used to get a ST score on a kick return or punt return every game or two. Now, we settle for the ST not screwing up.

Team is a real disappointment, no matter where you put the blame.

ARdawg

October 12th, 2013
7:28 pm

Flat
It was a football game. The premise of the game and the competition is, someone is going to lose. This time we did. We were out played. There’s no positive spin to put on it. We lost, I can live with it. The sun will rise tomorrow.

You on the other hand should quit trying to live your life vicariously through a football team and get over yourself. So you predicted 2 losses. Are you proud of yourself? It certainly doesn’t make you any smarter. Predict a few more if that gets your jollies off which it obviously does

Hairy Dawg

October 12th, 2013
7:31 pm

Blaming lies squarely on Adams and now new Prez. They keep putting pointy head rules on team and then we stuck with some stinky players that ends up special teams. Without no stupid pointy head rules we could call up real men that hungry from Hargraves to fill slots all way to ST instead of stuck with loafres.

ARdawg

October 12th, 2013
7:33 pm

Enter your comments here

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 12th, 2013
7:38 pm

ARdawg

“live my life vicariously through a football team”

if I were that type of person I would be on here predicting National championships every pre-season living in the land of delusion

sorry you continue to live Delusionalville Ga

SC Dog fan

October 12th, 2013
7:46 pm

Yeah, I sure thought we’d see a bit of progress in the defense as they got some experience. I expected Clemson, SC and LSU to be the learning curve games, but the curve is pretty much still at the bottom of the graph with this bunch. We are squarely back in Martinez territory nowadays. The offense still has punch if the OL can give Murray some time, but that didn’t happen tonight very often.

Dawgedout

October 12th, 2013
7:59 pm

How many counter plays to the left side of the line can be successful before there is an adjustment? The ends and linebackers are incapable of controlling the corners. The linebackers are a step slow. The defensive backs look like they don’t have a clue. We take two timeouts out of punt formations. Herrera roughed the QB when we had a third and 15. The slow developing everybody in the stadium knew what was about to happen TD thrown by the WR finds the safety having a cup of coffee at midfield…
This is a poorly coached football team and these players are no more top ten material,than flying to the moon. Tennessee should have beat us and we will be lucky to get by Vandy. Florida will run all over our defense and their defense will shut UGA down.
I hear Shreveport is lovely around the holidays. We won’t even slink into Orlando this year!

dawgfan

October 12th, 2013
8:03 pm

No SEC title in 8 years. No National Title in 33 years.

dawgfan

October 12th, 2013
8:06 pm

Can a homer please tell me that Richt is a championship caliber coach? I really need a good laugh right now.

bubba4dawgs

October 12th, 2013
8:07 pm

You summed it up well, Bill! The Oline didn’t play up to par allowing too many sacks on Murray otherwise, I believe they may have pulled it out in spite of the ineptness of the defense. Something has got to give on that though. Kolton Houston, you should go stick your head in a bucket, allowing Sam to get around you the way he did. Klowney who?

Ft. Worth Dawg

October 12th, 2013
8:07 pm

UNORGANIZED! UNDISCIPLINED!
I love you coach, but as Head coach, this is a reflection of your ability to be Head Coach. GET CRACKIN’!
On the bright side, there were no delay of game penalties! Maybe we’re progressing! Ha!

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 12th, 2013
8:11 pm

dawgfan

I was told before the season started that we would win a national title in the next 4 years are you saying this isnt going to happen

dawgfan

October 12th, 2013
8:20 pm

We’ve been waiting for a national title from Richt for 12 years now. If it hasn’t happened by now I think it’s pretty safe to say it won’t.

Hairy Dawg

October 12th, 2013
8:22 pm

Coach Richt has won East champs more than any other coach in SEC.

Good news I heard is Mich and Stanford lost. So Dawgs win out by table running and we still in hunt for BCS.

LADawg

October 12th, 2013
8:24 pm

Overcoming injuries is part of the game. Overcoming Grantham’s defense puts the Dawgs season on the brink of disaster every week! I feel bad for the defensive players because they are not being put into position to be successful by a DC who is known more for childish sideline and end-of-game antics rather than maximizing the potential of talented players and game planning.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 12th, 2013
8:29 pm

dawgfan

what do you suggest I should do to win the National Title

1. Drink kool-aid
2. Buy an XBOX and play Georgia on there
3. well Im out of suggestions you have any

Top Recruit

October 12th, 2013
8:38 pm

That was a bad game by nearly every player and coach. Can not stretch the width of the field with an outside running game. Mizzou sits in zone coverage knowing dawgs will have to run inside and their LBs could stretch it. And Murray threw a pic into it. Mizzou gets good play out of their 4 man front. Offsides on line up, play as close to LOS as possible and twist by, ask Lynch and Murray. Forced AM to hold ball with zone coverage and not deep threat and no outside speed running game. Never created anough running lanes across the wideth of the field, frosh backs do not have enougth outside speed. Why does OC not put an H back or FB closer to LOS on outside plays, Mizzou DE gave Murray a rought time due to injuries re deep threat and outsdie running.
On D 3rd down is pits because the D does not have a playmaker and they do not play with speed
maybe tired, but this team looked very tired to me and very flat. Knew Mizzou could take game if they started quick and they did, so did their coaches. Out coached today in all 3 phases of the game.
AD should ask CMR and staff what their plans are for special teams. Keep making the same mistackes with same results. Somewhere that has to stop. Game started to turn when Green field ball in endzone and decided to come out…to around 15, 3 and out, short punt, short field, and Mizzou was off and running. Those hidden 10 yards turned out to be big.

dawgfan

October 12th, 2013
8:39 pm

Can’t you already hear the party line for next year?

“Mason is a gamer. Murray just didn’t have the “it” factor. The defense is more experienced. Gurley and Marshall are healthy. Championship here we come…”

Print out this post and compare it to the Kool Aid crap you’ll be reading in August, 2014. You’ll think I’m freaking Nostradamus. How freaking predictable is this getting?

Olive Branch Dawg

October 12th, 2013
8:42 pm

Never in my 54 years have I seen 2 timeouts blown on punt special teams in one game, NEVER! Since the Auburn game in CMR first year, time management has been his problem. We will always be “just another good team” as long as he is our coach. Get use to it, I have.

short memories

October 12th, 2013
8:43 pm

When you have to use a timeout with 9:33 left in the FIRST QUARTER because your punt return team is unorganized you need a special teams coach. When you show a four man front for the entire first quarter you are going to be easily predictable. Show me any quarter where Alabama runs a four man front on every play. Richt has no clock management skills (again) and is a proud and stubborn man for not hiring a special teams coach. He would rather continue the misery rather than admit he is wrong. We are LAST in the SEC in defense and are the joke of the league. I am sure many of you will continue to drink the kool-aid which is why change will not happen. Another season of mediocrity. We are lucky Tennessee fumbled the ball going into the endzones.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 12th, 2013
8:44 pm

Shaking My Head

October 12th, 2013
8:47 pm

The answer is simple – GRANTHAM MUST GO! He has no more excuses. Opposing teams routinely score 30 or more at a disgusting rate! It is past time to find a talented defensive coordinator. So disappointed.

J Heisman

October 12th, 2013
8:50 pm

no worries, just a few more games before the season is over, then with a clean slate, time to start talking about the MNC again!

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

October 12th, 2013
8:51 pm

Remember back in 2011 when you thought Grantham should be the head coach. Where’s NC Dawg to blame this loss on the offense.

This and your overall lack of class is why the Penal Colony sucks at sports. 33 years.

dawgfan

October 12th, 2013
8:53 pm

Willie Martinez and Todd Grantham don’t get hired unless Richt hires them. Our defense has been a total joke for 6 straight years now. At some point you have to question Richt.

Ft. Worth Dawg

October 12th, 2013
8:54 pm

Hey Olive Branch Dawg, great comment! Now you can go back to bed. Ha!

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 12th, 2013
8:54 pm

dawgfan

here’s something to think about

next year we will have an inexperienced QB
then the next year 2015 we will have another inexperienced QB

add the inability to recruit and coach a decent O-line
add the inability to field a defense that is any good
add the continued special teams issues

So what do you think

should I make plans to get a hotel for a national title game appearance
or do you think I should have a tall glass of kool-aid and day dream about playing for a title

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

October 12th, 2013
8:54 pm

I really think you could be a good basketball school…
This football is obviously not your thing.
The state of Honey Boo Boo does not have the class to field a championship football team.

Ft. Worth Dawg

October 12th, 2013
9:03 pm

Hey Tide, are their no newspapers in Alabama that you can spend your time on? Or only community papers that aren’t on line?

Hairy Dawg

October 12th, 2013
9:06 pm

What the Bammers doing on here. This is a Dawg blog on a Dawg paper in a state we own the running. Just remember you cant spell Christ without Richts and that dirty Saban is close to Satan.

Thebigwally

October 12th, 2013
9:06 pm

I’m just wondering, how could Mark Richt defend Grantham at this point? I mean what evidence is there that he can be a good defensive coordinator at this point? At least Donnan saw the writing on the wall that Kevin Ramsey was incompetent and got rid of him. How long before Richt realizes that Grantham is incompetent?

Thebigwally

October 12th, 2013
9:08 pm

There’s not enough people in Alabama who can read and write, so they have to go on other teams blogs.

JRW7

October 12th, 2013
9:15 pm

Awful defense! Where do we go from here?

DawgVoiceofReason

October 12th, 2013
9:19 pm

What does Grantham do for us that any of a hundred DCs couldn’t do?

DawgVoiceofReason

October 12th, 2013
9:21 pm

James Franklin is done for the season.

DawgVoiceofReason

October 12th, 2013
9:26 pm

Our secondary is abysmal.

dawgfan

October 12th, 2013
9:29 pm

Tough break for Franklin. He’s a great player.

DawgVoiceofReason

October 12th, 2013
9:33 pm

It was a team loss. We made big mistakes in all phases of the game, including game management by the coaches. That being said, we still could have had another dramatic win, with a couple of breaks near the end.

7576DAWG

October 12th, 2013
9:36 pm

I would love to know why would Herrera even touch the QB when it was obvious that the had thrown the ball a good 2 or even 3 seconds before Herrera got to the QB. A huge , critical penalty.

DGD

October 12th, 2013
9:38 pm

Hats off to Swan, he should get an award for being burned so much, or better yet at least checking into a burn center…….

Hairy Dawg

October 12th, 2013
9:39 pm

With Franklin out Dawgs chances to win East got even more likey especially with Mizzou having hard schedules left. Now we goning on a table running to take East and that put us in Dome with chance to BCS champs.

baby d

October 12th, 2013
9:39 pm

The d is young, but the secondary is lost….swan is lost…… the O has lost to much man power…….it is what it is…..

dawgfan

October 12th, 2013
9:40 pm

The average high in Tampa in January is 70 degrees. Shorts might work.

Just thought I’d throw that out there for those who like to get a good jump on their packing.

DawgVoiceofReason

October 12th, 2013
9:41 pm

The BCS championship is gone but the SEC is not out of reach if we get Gurley and Bennett back soon and if our D improves (unlikely)

7576DAWG

October 12th, 2013
9:42 pm

I don’t care what coach has to go but McGarity need’s to insist that Richt hire a top Special teams coach. McGarity is the only one who will be able to break Richt’s stubborn attitude and convey how important special teams play is.We need to find a punter for the 2014 recruiting class.

dawgfan

October 12th, 2013
9:43 pm

Did that look like an SEC championship caliber team to you today? If so, what cave have you been living in for the past 7 years?

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
9:52 pm

Ok, the Murray/Grantham “Lost Years” are almost over.

0 SEC Championships.

Murray will FINALLY be done after this year, and Grantham will be FIRED.

Like our chances with Hutson Mason from here out.

Got to get him some reps, since this season’s done.

give Murray a nice spot on the bench after coughing up 3 turnovers AGAIN.

DawgVoiceofReason

October 12th, 2013
9:54 pm

Dawgfan, Yes Mizzou looked like an SEC Championship caliber team today.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
9:54 pm

P.S Coach Richt,

Should have gone with Zach Mettenberger.

What a stupid decision to go 0-4 SEC Championships with Murray.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
9:55 pm

Another season where Murray chokes when the team needed him the most.

Oh well, same ole same ole.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
9:59 pm

Losses coming up:
#3 Vanderbilt
#4 Florida
#5 Auburn
#6 GTECH

Murray/Grantham go out with a 7-5 wimper, matching their 6-6 2010 horror film.

Roswell Dawg

October 12th, 2013
10:00 pm

Bill,

Glad to see that you’ve finally come around to our thinking. Thanks for telling it like it is. Our Defense and Special Teams are the laughing stock of the SEC. Totally embarassed by their play. The Grantham experiment is a total disaster and should be ended as soon as possible.
A third rate DL coach becomes our DC? Two time outs because we can’t get lined up for a punt! Are you kidding me!! CMR is completely dellusional.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:01 pm

If UGA loses to Vandy, UF, Aub, and GT, and the Bowl game

will Murray era go down as the lowest 4 year period in Richt’s 26 year career?

Afraid so.

DawgVoiceofReason

October 12th, 2013
10:01 pm

Johnny bingo is not very bright. He doesn’t know ZM has not won any SEC championships either.

Hairy Dawg

October 12th, 2013
10:02 pm

BCS not goning anywhere. We has one bad game but still in position to keep ownership East with Franklin out now. Plus we got easy part of schedule now with bad teams. We get healthy by Dome and beat Bammer and then SEC winning Dawgs plays for BCS against one of them chump teams likes Ohio State or Oregon that always looses down stretch anyway.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:02 pm

Zach on his way to the SEC Championship. Another win.

Murray on his way to another 6-6 season. Another loss.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:05 pm

Fans, losing is the best thing for UGA right now.

Why? Richt is too dumb otherwise to:
1) Hire a special teams coach (the punter averaged 31 yards a punt)
2) Hire a real defensive head coach (Mizzou scored 41 points)
3) Bench Aaron Murray (yet anther multiple turnover game and fumble sack td)

Lose 3 more games, and all these will be fixed.

Lose 4 more, and Richt might be gone.

DawgVoiceofReason

October 12th, 2013
10:05 pm

JB, ZM has never even played in the SECCG.

DawgVoiceofReason

October 12th, 2013
10:08 pm

AM beat ZM head to head.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:08 pm

Zach HAS AN 85 WIN %

Murray is now at 64%

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:09 pm

Murray won’t even finish in the top 10 all time at UGA in win %.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:10 pm

wITH ALL THESE INJURIES to top offensive players, NOW THE TRUTH COMES OUT.

#1 Murray was not why we won the games in 2013.
#2 Grantham can’t coach.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:12 pm

defense’F
Special teams D
Offense F

DawgVoiceofReason

October 12th, 2013
10:12 pm

JB wouldn’t know his A from a hole in the wall.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:14 pm

Todd Grantham perennial quote:
“We played good in the ____half” (depends on which half the defense allows less points)

Bad news for Grantham.

There are two halves. Nobody cares how the defense played in one half.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:17 pm

richt perennial quote:
“Murray played his best game. The 3 turnovers were not his fault. Lynch missed a block on the sack fumble td. The receiver ran the wrong route on one int, and the defender just made a great play on the 3rd INT. Murray played real hard. Don’t fault Murray. I never do.”

DawgVoiceofReason

October 12th, 2013
10:18 pm

JB’s analysis – F
JB’s intelligence – F
JB’s perspective – F

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:20 pm

Start playing the underclassmen and benching the Seniors, this season is done.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:22 pm

DVR’s analysis:

Defense allowing 41 points- A+
Offense committing 4 turnovers- A+
Punter averaging 31 yards a kick? A+

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:24 pm

Mark May and Lou Holtz Quote at halftime:

Can UGA comeback and win?

“No way”.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:26 pm

If Richt starts getting underclassmen reps:
12-0 in 2014.

If Richt does’t:
6-7 in 2013
8-5 in 2014.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 12th, 2013
10:27 pm

To win this game I said

No turnovers – had 3

No dumb penalties – had 3 that gave Mizz-who? 1st downs three times

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:28 pm

mizzou beat UGA with their starting QB and best DB on the bench

DawgVoiceofReason

October 12th, 2013
10:30 pm

Can JB come back and make an intelligent point. “No way” say Holtz and May.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:32 pm

How can a 5th year Senior QB commit 3 turnovers against Mizzou?

Unreal.

RHall55

October 12th, 2013
10:32 pm

There may be another loss loomimg around the corner…I feel UGA may have a losing season sometimes in the next 4 years….too many holes in the cupboard…..under-recruiting over the years as K Butler stated today (fault R Garner and CMR allowing that)….poor OL play that costs games (fault W Friend and CMR allowing that)…..decreased backup play by WR corp (fault T Ball w/ all the decommits @ that position and CMR allowing that)….and ST’s….and etc…and etc…if you want to win a NC in the next so many years….you have to make some painful changes…that will happen in the next 4 years!!!

DawgVoiceofReason

October 12th, 2013
10:34 pm

Bill, Please bench JB. He’s a cancer.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:35 pm

love that 50 yard kick off return by the Mizzou kick return team.

Also, why didn’t UGA DB tackle the Mizzou WR in the end zone to get a 15 yard penalty instead of a 45 yard td?

Poor coaching.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:38 pm

Bill,

I got you figured out.

If Murray doesn’t turn the ball over a lot, OFFENSIVE LINE PLAYED GREAT.

If Murray turns the ball over a lot, OFFENSIVE HAD A TERRIBLE DAY.

Just blame the OLine FOR ALL 4 TURNOVERS

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:40 pm

DVR thinks 4 turnovers, and giving up 41 points is a great game.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:41 pm

Bill,

Uh, no, can’t blame the defense.

Won all the games this year with this defense.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:43 pm

I though #15 RB for UGA looked better than Keith Marshall.

TEXAS DAWG

October 12th, 2013
10:43 pm

We already have another defensive coordinator on staff. Can Grantham and promote Wilson. He ran the D at Miss and I’m pretty sure he did it w/o the supposed level of talent that we have. He couldn’t do any worse. He seems to be able to get through to the kids. The D-line (his responsibility) is playing a LOT better than last year. That may be the only bright spot on the defensive side of the ball.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:45 pm

Any game where your QB commits 3 turnovers,

you’re gonna lose.

This one’s on Murray.

The defense gave up lots of points and yards vs South Carolina and LSU, but UGA won those games.

the difference was Murray’s 3 turnovers.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:48 pm

Mizzou d was playing a zone defense and had a mean 4 man rush.

Murray SHOULD know by now,

as a 5th year Sr

1) That dictates throwing quick short passes or risk sack fumble td
2) throw underneath be patient, hit outlets.

Good gameplan by Bobo, it worked against SC, but poor execution by Murray.

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

October 12th, 2013
10:48 pm

Todd Grantham was Richt’s 4th choice…

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:50 pm

Defensivie gameplan SHOULD HAVE BEEN

TACKLE ANY 6′ 5” WR THAT GETS PAST YOU AND TAKE A 15 YARD PENALTY

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:51 pm

Aarron Murray was Richt’s 1st choice.

0 SEC Championships.

What a horrendous error of judgment.

TEXAS DAWG

October 12th, 2013
10:53 pm

Johnny,
That probably was the game plan, but as we have seen over and over again, they seem to have an aversion to tackling

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
10:53 pm

Murray never rolled out of the pocket

Or scrambled inside.

Just stood there like a statue.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 12th, 2013
10:57 pm

At least the Reptiles lost.

Dawgs have just had to many injuries to win the SEC even if they win the east.

They will get Gurley and maybe Bennett back for the game against the Lizards.
Now that Mizz-who? has lost Franklin (QB) they will have a hard time winning the east.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
11:00 pm

Injuries weren’t the problem today.

#15 AVERAGED 9 YPC, AND the other back ran pretty well except for the fumble.

And UGA still had Jay Rome, Lynch, Wooten, and #31.

Injuries didn’t play a factor.

Turnovers did, and Murray’s impatience to go long and slow release was too much.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 12th, 2013
11:01 pm

I’m still a Dawg and I still support the team. They made a valiant attempt at a come back despite the errors and penalties.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
11:01 pm

UGA beat better defense like LSU and SC with the same OLINE.

Definitely wasn’t the olines fault.

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

October 12th, 2013
11:02 pm

“Any game where your QB commits 3 turnovers,

you’re gonna lose.

This one’s on Murray.”

Give up 42 pts. Freaking wow, idiot Dawgs.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
11:03 pm

UGA didn’t use the TE’s well at all.

HAD TO use Lynch and Rome, HAD to target each at least 7 times.

Dumb to think Tibbs and McGowan and Davis would be more effective than Lynch & Rome.

Skokie Dog

October 12th, 2013
11:04 pm

@JB: I think that you’re overlooking the fact that Murray had an excellent week in the film room preparing for today’s game. Don’t overemphasize the turnovers, okay? The guy’s great studying film. Give him some credit for that.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
11:07 pm

Murray gave up 7 points on sack fumble.

Douglas’ fumble cost another 7 points.

The other 2 int’s cost 2 more td’s.

That’s 21 points Murray left on the table, and 28 points the UGA left on the table due to the 4 turnovers.

The odds of winning while committing 4 turnovers a 1%.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
11:09 pm

Defense gave up 41 points in the LSU game, and UGA won.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
11:10 pm

The uGA offense also settled for field goals due to poor 3rd down conversions.

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
11:11 pm

When you know you HAVE to score 40 to win the game going in

why settle for field goals and leave 8 points there?

why commit 4 turnovers and leave another 21-28 points there?

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
11:16 pm

+1 in turnover, win 70% in SEC.
+2 IN TURNOVER, win 75%
+3 win 90%.

ARdawg

October 12th, 2013
11:24 pm

JohnnyBingo
Take your meds

JohnnyBingo

October 12th, 2013
11:31 pm

thought it was a little odd to gameplan for throwing to Douglas and JJ instead of Lynch and Rome.

liked it better when we spread em out and ran the ball.

should have rolled Murray more and Murray should have gone to a quick short pass attack.

had some terrible drops, but had chances to make plays, too many turnovers, and left 28 points on the board.

Lee

October 12th, 2013
11:37 pm

Bill, I share your sentiment about the offensive line. I’ve been preaching that sermon for YEARS. There is no excuse for a program the calibre of GA to have a sorry O-line.
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You’ve got it backwards on the roughing the passer penalties. The one on GA was blatant and stupid. The one on MO was less blatant, but still should have been called, although it wasn’t the reason Murray threw the pick.
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I agree with others that Grantham has to go. The honeymoon is over from the Willie Martinez days and it is painfully obvious the guy is a decent linebacker coach, but is in over his head trying to scheme a defensive plan.
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Is it just me, but when a GA receiver catches the ball, there seems to be two/three guys around him. Opponent’s receiver catches the ball, there isn’t a GA defender within five yards.

ARdawg

October 12th, 2013
11:42 pm

JMK
Did you hear the score on the Tech game? Shut yer pie hole

DawgVoiceofReason

October 12th, 2013
11:43 pm

JB wallows in irrelevant and obvious stats like a hog in mud. Too bad he doesn’t understand a thing about what he’s saying.

DawgVoiceofReason

October 12th, 2013
11:47 pm

JB = Rainman

ALBDAWG

October 12th, 2013
11:48 pm

Murray’s fumble was one of the Bobo plays that I hate: fake the handoff, fake the reverse, play a game of solitaire, file nails, hope that the tackle helps the tight end block, and….

Richt pulled one of the things I don’t like about him, the change in practice routine. When they practice hard and don’t break routine, they play better.

Overall, besides the fact that the “D” sucks, as established and re-established ad nauseum, the team just seemed flat, kind of listless. Some of the players seemed to be bickering a bit, too, and that aint good.

I was clearly wrong about the tackling issues earlier in the week. The D line looks good. The linebackers okay. The secondary does not look like they know what to do. It was really atrocious.

Mizzou was the better team today. Let’s hope the dawgs are a better team than Vandy next week.

ALBDAWG

October 12th, 2013
11:50 pm

Oh great an Alabama blowhard on the blog. Don’t you have some trees to poison?

ALBDAWG

October 12th, 2013
11:53 pm

Johnny Bingo,

When you’re right, you’re right.

DawgVoiceofReason

October 12th, 2013
11:55 pm

Has any top QB been more abused both on and off the field than Aaron Murray? I’m thinking of the Nick Fairley, Quinton Dial and now the Missouri games where obvious penalties were not called and then the losers who attack him on the blogs.

DawgVoiceofReason

October 12th, 2013
11:57 pm

Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn now and then, albdawg.

DawgVoiceofReason

October 13th, 2013
12:01 am

Lee and Albdawg are spot on in the things they point out about the team and game.

ALBDAWG

October 13th, 2013
12:03 am

DVR,

From day one his freshman season with a shoddy line and no running game to the present time, you are absolutely correct, sir. At times I’ve thought that Murray was the only one on the field who wanted to win. It’s not like he fumbled a snap; he got blindsided. Yes he threw two picks, but they were late in the game, one was pretty much hail Mary time. We can’t expect the kid to pull a win out of his rear every week. I’m not making excuses for him, I am saying that the 2 INTs were not the reason the Dawgs lost.

TEXAS DAWG

October 13th, 2013
12:08 am

You call tell the NATS lost today. Non of them are on here yapping like they usually are after the DAWGS lose

ALBDAWG

October 13th, 2013
12:09 am

Maybe the D should just bring the house every play. They’d get burned a couple of times, but at least we’d see some stops also.

904dawg

October 13th, 2013
12:21 am

It seems like a lot more people on here tonight are unhappy with Todd Grantham. I knew it was going to take another loss for you know what to finally hit the fan. I said last week that this was obviously coming with our horrendous defense. Even without the injuries on offense, I have no doubt that this defense would’ve cost us at least 2 more games by year’s end. I cannot begin to understand how Richt and McGarity continue to keep CTG employed, let alone as one of the highest paid d-coordinators. I think this is one Richt’s biggest shortcomings as a head coach, not being able to fire assistants for poor coachng and it has cost us dearly since 2008. We underachieved with superior talent on defense last year and this year is a total disgrace. Takeaways saved Grantham the last couple years but this year we cant create turnovers, so the points are piling up. I say fire Grantham this week and put Chris Wilson in as interim head of the d. He’s doing a great job with Ray Drew and this front four. At least give him a shot until we find the guy. We’ve wasted a couple seasons now that we could have been competing for national titles, instead of paying this incompetent coach to make opposing offensive coordinators look forward to their turn to play us. I cant stand to watch this defense another year. FIRE THIS BUM!!!!

TEXAS DAWG

October 13th, 2013
12:22 am

ALBDAWG,
They are getting burned now, so how much worse could it get to roll the dice. At least we might get a fumble because we dang sure aren’t going to get an interception. We are lucky if a corner or safety is even visible on the TV screen when the receivers make a catch. If they are visible, they are on the ground where they slipped and fell.

TEXAS DAWG

October 13th, 2013
12:24 am

904DAWG,
My sentiments exactly

NCDawg

October 13th, 2013
12:53 am

Positive spin this! frickin fraud! You got your 2 losses I hope you are satisfied.

Crow all you want… “I told ya so!” all you want. Guess what… I am and always will be a Georgia Bulldog fan… win, lose or draw. So point your fingers and laugh and have great time… YOU ARE NOT Bulldog fans and never have been. Your joy makes a lie of all your protestation otherwise.

Have fun at my expense… I won’t be on this blog listening to frauds joyously celebrate a loss. And that is what you do. You just PRAY for enough of them so that Coach Richt gets fired. FRAUDS. That is what you are and that is what you always will be.

I endured the humiliation of the Goff years… losing to Florida and Tennessee every year most of the time in blowouts. And not once did I ever pray that the Dawgs would lose so Goff would get fired. There is the difference. A TRUE fan doesn’t do that.

Slug down your poison kool aid boys… swill the nectar of slow death. Pessimism is a plague upon mankind and you frauds are carriers of this plague Go ahead and poison our fan base some more. Preach the gospel of “It’s all Mark Richt’s fault!” Maybe enough will listen and McGarity will give you what you want. But remember the grass isn’t always greener.

NCDawg

October 13th, 2013
12:55 am

The doom and gloom crew is popping up like mushrooms. Just remember what mushrooms grow in. Keep shovelin boys!

Enough I’m out.

TEXAS DAWG

October 13th, 2013
1:00 am

NC Dawg,
I for one don’t want to see CMR fired. I like you suffered through the Goff and Donnan years (very dark times). That being said, it would take a blind man not so see that one of CMR’s faults is that when change needs to be made, HE has a hard time pulling the trigger (see Willie Martinez as exhibit #1). He will not hire a special teams coach ( used 2 timeouts today on punts exhibit #2). Don’t want to see him fired, but would like to see a little more of a ruthless streak when he needs to.

7576DAWG

October 13th, 2013
2:50 am

I can tell if everybody is healthy that Georgia has a very good team and the Offense could easily take up the slack until all the Freshmen on Defense got it together. But, we didn’t expect this many injuries. Georgia has done a good job getting the Depth needed in case of injuries at some positions.Georgia has a great class of recruits coming in , in 2014 . The point is I think we have built a very good team for the next 2 or 3 years and it will only get better with the 2014 class.
To put all our problems this year on the players because of injury and because we are playing so many Freshmen , is not right. 1 or more of the Coaches are not doing a good job and I hope that McGarity will remember what he said when he came to Georgia. ” I took the job to bring Championships to Georgia.” I said it last year and I will say it again GARNER WAS NOT THE ONLY COACH UNDER PERFORMING.

7576DAWG

October 13th, 2013
3:07 am

I know that it is not fair to expect all these Freshman to perform like veterans. This is the SEC and the entire Conference builds their team around a great Defense because we have proven too many times that great Defenses , with depth, wins Championships. Everybody knows how many starters we lose from last year team and that is why everybody needs to be patient . If the Freshmen playing were not the best on the team they would be Red Shirting this year like most Freshmen get to do. Unfortunately , most of our Freshmen are going to have to learn by trial and error.
My biggest concern is these Freshmen are so worried about being in the right position they are not playing at full speed. We are not getting ANY turnovers. Missouri has 13 turnovers this year and most are interceptions. We are not even coming close to an interception. After 6 games we should be seeing a much bigger improvement from everybody of the Defense.

7576DAWG

October 13th, 2013
3:17 am

I know that Richt is not the type of person who will openly disgust Georgia’s dirty laundry like Spurrier did and I am glad that he does not do that but he should be making some major changes and I hope he will talk with McGarity and address some of these major issues. Our Defense has got to get more turnovers.

TEXAS DAWG

October 13th, 2013
3:24 am

Kudos to Scott at GTP for pointing this out. This stat pretty much sums up our recent problems.
Number of 30 point games surrendered since the start of 2010 season:

Alabama – 2
LSU – 4
Florida -8
South Carolina -9
Vanderbilt – 14
Auburn – 16
Georgia – 18
Ole Miss – 20

Offenses may have changed, but they have changed equally for the other teams on this list. When you have been torched more than Vanderbilt, then you have a SERIOUS defensive problem and it has not just started this year.

NoAxeToGrind

October 13th, 2013
5:45 am

UGA will never win a National Championship while Mark Richt is the head coach at UGA. He alone bears full responsibility for the program. Youth, inexperience, failure to execute plays, incompetent staff, whatever falls on his shoulders and his alone. Vince Dooley won a NC during his 16th year of coaching. Does any UGA fan honestly believe that Richt will win a NC during his 16th year…or ever? As long as UGA fans tolerate this type of program, this is what they will get. They alone can decide what kind of program they want and no one else. The question is what kind of program do they want?

dawgfan

October 13th, 2013
5:54 am

NoAxetoGrind, I have been told by many a Kool Aider that we have no power or control over this whatsoever and that we should just sit back and enjoy all the Outback Bowl appearances because Richt is the greatest coach we’ve ever had and ever will have. It’s totally unreasonable to expect any kind of a championship out of this man, especially a national title which we all know is 99.9% luck.

Just thought I’d pass that along. That’s the standard response you’ll get out of the Richt Fan Club.

dawgfan

October 13th, 2013
6:15 am

I think the biggest thing that’s lacking under Richt is toughness. We only play at our best when the bounces are going our way and we’ve got momentum. When we get some unlucky breaks and need a major gut check to win we can’t get it done. This to me is the biggest obstacle for our program. I think other teams outwork us and outhustle us. Recall that Richt did not use all of the preseason practices that he was allowed to use this summer. That time could have been spent teaching the secondary how to play defense and teaching the punt team how to line up for punts. We could have been working on the silent snap count that arguably cost us the game against Clemson. But no, that’s no fun. Let’s hit the high dive at the pool instead!!!

I hate to say it because I really like Richt as a person and a man, but he’s just not a championship coach. That’s just the sad truth.

ZinoDawg

October 13th, 2013
6:33 am

These are hard times. Braves out in first round. Falcons are done. Dawgs have no D.

tell me again

October 13th, 2013
6:58 am

After taking my blood pressure meds after the game, I have realized this much after watching LSU and Bama play….their young defenses are getting better every week. Ours is not. Our offense, after so many player losses, still had us in this game after the half – if we had ANY KIND of a defense we would have won this game. I know the O line was less than stellar but the reason we lost was because our defense is as bad now as it was the first game and has made NO progress. I feel bad for Murray, he had all of the tools on offense this year in which to have a stellar year ~ and if he had ANY KIND of a defense to go with that offense he would have been in a position to have a truly memorable year. But after the injuries and the no show of the defense this year, I am afraid he will once again be denied that special year I think he and the team deserve. In any case, we are what we are at this point and it’s up to the coaching staff to regroup with what we have availble and make it work. This group has been scrappy in the face of extreme adversity and a monstrous schedule ~ I’m proud of this team and their effort. Some of us need to grow up and quit slamming the players and the coaches quite so much and put ourselves in their shoes for a moment and realize how tough all of this is for them. Now, don’t get me wrong ~ I think their is trouble in paradise on the defensive side of the ball, but that’s not a reason to go postal on the entire team and program. There is alot of football to be played ~ plenty of fun and cookouts to enjoy :) Go Dawgs!

Albanyrules

October 13th, 2013
7:13 am

it’s still possible to make the SEC championship game, and after beating Bama, climb to #2 and go to the national championship game. Strength of schedule should help and maybe we get that #2 ranking. So stop all the negativity.

Armydawg

October 13th, 2013
7:15 am

Issuing an All Points Bulletin for Kirby Smart!!! How long can we abide by this worthless, useless defense?

Burma Shave

October 13th, 2013
8:17 am

The dawgs have had
Such very high aims
When facing a good team
They go down in flames

BURMA SHAVE

Minnesota Dawg

October 13th, 2013
8:24 am

Disappointing loss. We kind of knew this one was gonna be a tough one with the defense facing a high scoring offense and our offense depleted. We still have a lot of games left. Mizzou has SC and Texas A&M. Could be a different story by the end of Nov. Go Dawgs!

Bulldawg35

October 13th, 2013
8:28 am

I blame the o- line just as we should blame the defense. Come on now…the o- line has experience and depth with no injuries that I’m aware of….but they still can’t block! They were supposed to be the strength of the team. But they’re just an overrated bunch just like last years senior laden defense!!!! Maybe we need a better coach than friend!!!!! You guys notice that the defense play awful every game win or lose….but in our losses the o- line plays terrible…what that tells is that we will go as far as our o- line will take us! Despite our defense!

Bulldawg35

October 13th, 2013
8:32 am

Albany rules….

Haha…we are not even going to make past auburn and fla….no way we will the east this year.

LuckyDawg

October 13th, 2013
8:41 am

The best thing that could happen to Georgia now is for Missouri and Clemson to both finish the season undefeated. The SEC Championship is probably out of reach, but a BCS bowl is not.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 13th, 2013
8:50 am

NCDawg

and those other fans who like tall glasses of kool-aid………….

Until this coaching staff decides to go out and recruit good O-linemen and coach them

Until this coaching staff decides that having a defense that can stop someone is important

Until this coaching staff decides to make special teams an important part of winning

Until this coaching staff decides to have more discipline in the area’s of turnovers and penalties

Until this coaching staff decides that the goal is winning championships every year

This program will continue to lose 2 or more games a year with an Outback bowl and a Chik-fil-a bowl game as a reward all while watching player after player go to the NFL

(talent is not the issue at Georgia)

Its not that hard to see reality staring you in the face

Chbeyer

October 13th, 2013
9:06 am

Enter your comments here

Bulldawg35

October 13th, 2013
9:06 am

I will always look back on this year…as the season of what IT could’ve been. I think we would be 6-0 right now it wasn’t for injuries….I knew once Mitchell tore his ACL celebrating and gurley hurt his hip as well. I knew then that we going to be hit with the injury bug. How unlucky we are and I do think we are cursed! I also kept thinking if the offense could carry the defense for just a little bit longer till the young guys got more experience then we would be okay…..but oh no injuries ruined that plan as well. So here we are with our backs against the wall again…..we will have to win out and hope miizzou will lose 2 games….geez so disapointing this season may turn out to be!

Chbeyer

October 13th, 2013
9:08 am

And Grantham is a better defensive coach than Willie Martinez?

Bulldawg35

October 13th, 2013
9:11 am

Tell me again….

That’s the problem right there…some of you so called fans…come to the game and just walk around talking to people…you even don’t know the score or what down it is….it’s just a social event to some of you….Cook outs…lots of fun….woopty do! The main goal is to support the team on game day…instead of a social event!

Mobile Dawg

October 13th, 2013
9:11 am

If we have to keep Richt, then all fans and supporters should bombard McGarity with an ultimatum, spend the dollars it takes to hire proven, well respected, OL coach, and DC. If Richt doesn’t like their personality and their religious beliefs, let him take his show on the road and become the missionary he desires to be. The man makes to much money to put this product on the national stage year after year.

Year after year the OL underperforms, the special teams stink, and we have no defense. So much for my positive attitude. Flat Tire has nailed every problem this program has, I’m back to investing in kool aid stock.

LHardingDawg, I’m sure I will make a lot of $$ off of you personally.

Mobile Dawg

October 13th, 2013
9:12 am

Flat, I have to disagree with your above post, “this coaching staff” has never demonstrated all the above traits you mentioned.

Bulldawg35

October 13th, 2013
9:19 am

Damian swann= Bryan Evans

Grantham= Kevin Ramsey

Bulldawg35

October 13th, 2013
9:22 am

The only players that had a good game yesterday was ray drew…Brendan Douglas and jj green….everybody else had an off day!

Bulldawg35

October 13th, 2013
9:25 am

Tennessee beat us up physically and emotionally…..the over time game cause us to come out flat!’ I guess the vol’s got the last laugh…they basically ruined our season..

Bumpmaster

October 13th, 2013
9:29 am

With the UGA defense like it is, not sure if the offense was at 100% UGA would have still won this game. If UGA scored 40 and the other team scores 41 would still have lost. Mizz’s defense had a relentless front four which dictated this game and their offense had excellent players at the skilled positions.

Slick Richt

October 13th, 2013
9:31 am

I’m still stylin and profilin. WHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Hairy Dawg

October 13th, 2013
9:35 am

Its a sickening how all the bad fans blame Coach Richt for loss. Coach Richt didnt throw them turnovers or missed blocks that cause fumbling. The blaming for that falls on players stinkying it up. I heard bad fans booing yesterday instead a supporting Dawgs in our stadium. We got to get rid of bad fans and the players that cant play cause they turns out stinkys or loafing. Why we cant cut them loose or medicals them like Bammer doing roster manegement. I tell you why and it cause pointy head rules that Adams started and now Morehead continueing. McG got to man up to pointy heads and tell them Dawgs in charges. No more pointy head restrictoins on recruiting and rosters manegement. Then Coach Richt can have support for casting out wicked that loafing and not exposing talents.

Gaguy

October 13th, 2013
9:42 am

Grantham has gotten a pass due to NFL creds and the emotion on the sidelines. The scheme is not working. Changes are needed.

Dawg_Mike

October 13th, 2013
9:46 am

My biggest concern is that we see other teams with young defenses getting better as the season progresses. Obviously its good coaching. What in the world are we doing to coach these young pups up ?

UGA man, Class of 71&73

October 13th, 2013
9:46 am

The Murray era coincides with lousy defense. That is a shame and it is very similar to the awful Eric Zeire era.

UGA will never win big with the current ENTIRE staff. Missouri’ s coaching staff would transform UGA personnel immediately. UGA is in big trouble and the wheels are about to come off the vehicle.

I see UGA losing to all but KY and App State. The upcoming losses WILL BE ugly and heads should roll.
UGA alumnus 71 & 73

Bulldawg35

October 13th, 2013
9:50 am

The rest of the games will be struggles except for app state. I don’t even think we get past vandy…going to be another nail biter!

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 13th, 2013
9:55 am

FUNNY ! I don’t see UGA losing to any other teams on their regular season schedule. The Reptiles were awful against LSU, Kentucky & Vandy are awful & App State & Aubarn won’t be near as good as Mizz-who?

Murray brought them back with a patch work offense but the defense an OL didn’t come through.

Gurley will be back and hopefully Bennett. I expect Mizz-who? will lose at least two SEC games with Franklin gone.

SEC East is still wide open but much like last year UGA would be taking on Bama with some of their key weapons out for the season – lost Bennett & Marlon Brown last year.

UGA man, Class of 71&73

October 13th, 2013
10:00 am

Liberty Bowl again. Murray can say I led UGA in four years to losing efforts in the Outback Bowl and twice in the Liberty Bowl. he DID HAVE a decent Game vs Nebraska and that game is his bowl game highlight.

This recent bowl history is very emblematic of Aaron Murray, Richt and Granthom.

I predict major, shocking changes BEFORE the season is over.

Vandy could be the beginning of the end for some coaches. UGA needs a complete overhaul on the coaching staff and that WILL RESULT in recruiting detections. Our opposing SEC brethren are using this fiasco right now to generate 2014 recruiting detections.

ugaclassof2004

October 13th, 2013
10:00 am

We’re a one trick pony. We lived with the elite offense and now we’re dying without it. Poor defense continues to be Mark Richt’s Waterloo. We have not fielded a great defense since the Pollack years 9 years ago. At this stage, I think it’s safe to say that UGA does not have an elite defense because Mark Richt chooses not to field one.

SC_Dawg

October 13th, 2013
10:02 am

I see at least 2 probably 3 more losses on our schedule. Defense couldn’t stop my son pee wee team. If we had any type of defensive coaching we would have won that game. When a team lets the 2nd string QB run it down your throat all hope is lost. I’ve never seen more missed tackles and people out of position in my life. I’m not just referring to this game either. They lack the basic fundamentals of tackling and that reflects on the coaches. We WILL never win a NC with this coaching staff. I cant wait to hear CMR blame the Gov shutdown for this loss instead of poor coaching…

Bulldawg35

October 13th, 2013
10:06 am

Flo- ri- duh…

I agree….if we do take on Bama we will be short handed just like last year.

Look at who we have lost

King- NFL

Brown- NFL- ACL tear last year.

Marshall – ACL

Bennett- ACL last year- meniscus tear this year

Jsw- ACL

Mitchell- ACL

Gurley- ankle sprain

We are cursed! We are cursed! Their is a dark cloud hanging over this program!!!!!

Art Farkman

October 13th, 2013
10:06 am

Come on man, they’ll beat Vandy, App State. Need to worry bout Fla maybe even Auburn, but Nat’l Champ game is out of the picture and even if UGA beats Bama in the SECCG the powers to be most surely will not take a one or two lost SEC team ahead of of an undefeated Oregon, Ohio State, FSU or Clemson but WOULD take a once beaten SEC team ahead of an undefeated Louisville team

m4a3e876

October 13th, 2013
10:08 am

Yesterday was pretty simple to figure out. The offensive line had to deal with a Missouri defense that wasn’t worried about our receivers. They committed to the pass rush and stopping the run. The offense still put up 26 points despite the turnovers. By the 4th quarter all Missouri had to do was tee off. Makes a difference how you call and play the game. This was a winnable game unless you go down 4-0 in turnovers. I feel bad for Murray. The real culprit (obviously) is the defense. It’s like with Willie — it’s the excuse of the year. I am a CMR fan but his mistake is hanging onto coordinators too long. Grantham should have been gone after the Tennessee and Kentucky fiascos from last year. Fundamentals are poor. Players quit on plays when they think someone else has the tackle — Corey “flat-footed” Moore is your visual aid but it’s been going on since the Clemson game. That’s on the coaching staff. Makes you wonder if 1)Grantham’s defense has too many reads for college kids and 2) He likes scheme more than teaching fundamentals. Too many missed assignments. The secondary has good athletes — looks like they are playing scared and confused. The one area of the defense that has improved is the run defense and in particular the play of the defensive line. Ray Drew is stepping up. Kudos to Chris Wilson. Can anyone say interim defensive coordinator? Youth is no excuse for bad fundamentals. Saw it last year in Ogletree — he could get run to the ball but had a lot of whiffs. That’s on the coaching staff, not on the kid.

DelServ Dawg

October 13th, 2013
10:09 am

There are two glaring problems with our football team. A poor defense and lackluster special teams. The latter needs its own coach and the former needs a new coach. We haven’t had a decent defense since Brian Van Gorder was defensive coordinator and before that Erk Russell. Now we can’t recall Erk, but why not see if Van Gorder will come back. I’m confident that we would be unbeaten if we had a defense coached by him.

Bulldawg35

October 13th, 2013
10:12 am

The startiing WR’s and the TE dropped a bunch of passes yesterday….just a very flat performance by everyone….to much to overcome getting down 28-10 after an overtime game the week before! Coaching is to blame…this season is likely lost!

huffsleeper

October 13th, 2013
10:25 am

How many years on this blog have people talked about poor special teams. What has bullheaded Richt done to fix it. The only thing he cares about is his ego. Those who come to his defense and trash those who want to fix it think they are helping UGA with their delusional posts. You are hurting our school. Change should have happened years ago.

Minus

October 13th, 2013
10:40 am

Always looking for a good laugh…win 1 national championship in the lifetime of UGA football, recruit in the top 5 each year but expect NC each and every year and don’t expect injuries or have the confidence that the backups who are probably higher rated than most other schools to expect them to perform. Both the RB’s playing last week and this week performed. Get over yourselves and support your team which will probably finish 10-2.

ALBDAWG

October 13th, 2013
10:44 am

I still don’t get why so many people thought we would win the NC this year. You don’t win the NC without a D, and most of the D went to the NFL. Last year was UGA’s year to take it all, and some players thought it was more important to get high at Spring Break. Of course, there is the argument that Richt is the only coach in the SEC that cares if the players smoke pot. The NC was never in our grasp. Get it out of your head, and just pull for your team to do well. Everyone was saying that if we get past the first four games, it would be gravy. Well, no. It’s not. You have to play every week, one game at a time. We’ve had a couple of great wins. One in particular, SC, showed a lot of promise. But, there is a lot of season left. I am sure the coaches and the players all feel crappy about the loss. I do think there was a big emotional let down this week, and as much as I defend Mark Richt overall, I don’t think he had his team ready to play. Of course, every team has flat weeks, even Bama and Oregon. Stanford certainly did last night, too.

ALBDAWG

October 13th, 2013
10:48 am

PS. I know that the HC and DC have the ultimate responsibility, but no one has mentioned Scott Lakatos. He is the secondary coach. What is the disconnect? It isn’t the freshmen either. It’s Swan and Moore, who should at least know how things work.

1969 Graduate

October 13th, 2013
10:59 am

Bill, I agree with you. We could lose every game (perhaps including ASU) if we play this poorly.

It really is hard to say which was worst – defense, special teams, offensive line – but I’ll agree with you and give the nod for the worst component of our team to the defense.

It might help if we had an defensive coordinator. Our local pee wee team’s coaches (dads of 8th graders) would be glad to contribute their expertise; if would be an improvement.

We might play better. We might get lucky. The refs might see things differently. But, can we count on our coaches, and our players – with some exceptions – to come through and do what needs to be done? I think not.

I think we stunk up the place. I think our coaching staff should run the stadium stairs along with most of the players.

Missouri is pretty good, but we could have beat them had we played decently. Gotta tackle. Gotta block. Gotta catch the ball. Gotta snap the ball correctly.

I will probably be more optimistic by next weekend, but right now I’m not counting on much.

Our coaching staff sucks a lot worse than our players. Most of the team’s problems fall squarely on the coaches’ shoulders, but the players gotta play better no matter how lousy the coaches are.

Still, maybe we’ll turn it around (Says me, a die hard Georgia fan).

Go, Georgia Bulldogs!

DawgVoiceofReason

October 13th, 2013
11:00 am

Our secondary has no idea where they should lineup , who they should cover or where they should go once the play starts. They don’t hustle, they don’t hit, they don’t make plays on the ball in the air, they don’t intercept and they don’t tackle well. In short, they have been terrible so far. The coaches need to figure this out and get them going!!!

Tom

October 13th, 2013
11:16 am

The headline of this article says. It. All.

Even if–if–the offense had Gurley and / or Marshall and any one of the injured receivers and had somehow made enough plays to win this game, Georgia’s championship hopes were living on borrowed time.

The pathetic D would have bit the Dawgs on the hiney at some point in the remaining schedule. You know this to be true.

It’s probably just as well because now the team can forget the impossible dream and try for something more realistic, e.g. below the BCS title but somewhere above Shreveport.

The attrition on D was just too much for this team to overcome.

Xenophon

October 13th, 2013
11:34 am

Haven’t we been here before? As I recall, in 2008 we returned the nation’s premier quarterback, running back, and offensive line and pretty much disintegrated as the season went on. And, just like in 2008, the defense was horrible. There is something “Richtian” about all this.

John

October 13th, 2013
11:45 am

Kool Aid drinkers are looking for a way to backdoor a SEC Championship Game, then claim it as a successful season.

dawgfan

October 13th, 2013
11:47 am

I don’t think we’re done losing. Florida has the best D in the SEC. Auburn is better than predicted. Add a possible SECCG loss an the bowl game and a 4 or even 5 loss season isn’t out of the question. All with a QB who will own every SEC record in the book by season’s end.

Something is seriously wrong with this picture.

dawgfan

October 13th, 2013
11:49 am

Actually John I think a BCS at large bid is their rallying cry now. Who gives a crap about a BCS at large bid? I don’t.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 13th, 2013
12:21 pm

Mobile Dawg

Im confused about your 9:12 post?

Thats what i meant “this coaching staff” has yet to demonstrate those characteristics; until they do its 2 or more loss seasons every year

Bulldawg35

October 13th, 2013
12:23 pm

The o- line can’t handle athletic fronts like mizzou and Clemson has. The o- line is just terrible…they supposed of been the strength of our team. Haha! Our skill players are strength of the team and they’re all injured!

robert cooley

October 13th, 2013
12:29 pm

Erk must be turning over in his grave

houstondawg

October 13th, 2013
12:30 pm

comes down to coaching….many other coaches in the league (or country) could get more mileage of the talent Georgia has…. As long as Richt is at the helm we will be a 8-4, 9-3, 10-2 team….. middle of the pack in the SEC, no better, no worse…. I hope all the fans and supporters are good with that…

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 13th, 2013
12:42 pm

Looks like most on here are new members of “the society of the miserable”

dawgfan

October 13th, 2013
1:03 pm

I’ll go ahead and say it. I’d be okay with a 6-7 type season if it meant regime change. Sometimes you have to take a step back to take a step forward, or however that saying goes. Obviously that’s not going to happen this year because a pack of rabid monkeys could coach this team and win at least 8 or 9 games.

krazydawg

October 13th, 2013
1:04 pm

I can understand are young defense having problems. I can not understand not hiring a special teams coach. It is proven we need one bad. Congrats to Mizz. Looking forward to next year again.

krazydawg

October 13th, 2013
1:25 pm

Also we need to recruit some ATH. When you need them could be used. But I do not blame the head coach for this. If Georgia was injury free, it would be a different score.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 13th, 2013
1:46 pm

dawgfan

This off season when you are having some free time; I recommend the New York Times best seller “Energy Vampires”

In this insightful book you will learn the key concepts of what it takes to be……

> a 10 win season champion;
>how to relax when you’ve lost 2 or games a year;
>why winning the conference championship is not that great;
>which red shirt should you chose when a red out is being called;
>how to live off 1980 to get you through another 30 yrs
>and how to finish the drill

This will help you avoid becoming what the leadership at our athletic dept call “Society of the Miserable”

Coach Mark Richt

October 13th, 2013
2:00 pm

UGA is still #1 in the latest poll….the poll of hottest coaches wives. Yes my wife is hot and she has once again been voted #1. I still wonder why she married me.

Sav'h Dawg

October 13th, 2013
2:06 pm

I love Richt and I love Bobo, but it is time for Grantham to go. Youth is no excuse. Fundamentals like tackling, angles and positioning is the issue here, and THAT is coaching. Will Muschamp had freshmen and sophomores starting last year and they went 11-1 with great defense and NO offense.

Before anyone throws up the NFL draft BS, UGA’s defensive numbers over the last 5 years have become progressively worse – a la Martinez style – look it up.

Calling NFL defensive plays may be one thing, but coaching and teaching high school kids and young men technique to play defense is another.

Coach Richt’s mostly sarcastic remarks to the interviewer at halftime seemed to be pointed at one person and it might be time to say bye bye…….

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 13th, 2013
2:09 pm

“Calling NFL defensive plays may be one thing, but coaching and teaching high school kids and young men technique to play defense is another.”

Great comment

Bulldawg35

October 13th, 2013
2:09 pm

Yep…..and I’m pretty miserable! How can this defense be so bad when we are 3rd in sacks in the sec with 16?

Sav'h Dawg

October 13th, 2013
2:13 pm

Dawgfan – you are delusional. Fire Richt?? Okay, here is a list of better men and coaches available……………(crickets)……………

If CMR doesn’t fix things fine, but let’s see if he does the right things here soon.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 13th, 2013
2:22 pm

Sav’h Dawg

I dont know if I would be sitting up waiting for him to fix things; we have had special teams issues for years; an o-line that never has been dependable since David Green was QB and a defense that has been absent since Van Gorder left

dawgfan

October 13th, 2013
2:26 pm

Your delusional if you think it’s unreasonable to expect a championship more than once in a blue moon. I’m sick and tired of you Kool Aiders trying to portray us as the unreasonable ones. Georgia churns out top shelf high school football talent like Hershey’s churns out chocolate. Our athletic department has more money than it knows what to do with. And you’re sitting here acting like the freaking Cap One bowl is all we can ever hope for. Are you friggin kidding me?

I don’t know who could do better than Richt but I’m willing to try and find out.

Tom

October 13th, 2013
2:55 pm

Hire Lane Kiffin! Hey, he’s learned his lesson!

(according to him, anyway)

UGA season Ticket Holder since 1986

October 13th, 2013
3:13 pm

I would like to congratulate the Georgia fans at Sanford Stadium. Even the South stands stood and screamed on every single play on defense until Mizzou ran the victory formation (and the Georgia fans were double crazy on third downs). On offence, I could hear somebody cough in the North stands. You can’t ask any more than that from the fans. Credit to the Georgia fans for at least one time out that Mizzou called. A+ for fan effort. It was a great effort by the fans. A great effort..

Hairy Dawg

October 13th, 2013
3:18 pm

This getting ridicolus when bad fans calling for firing when they need to do that to pointy heads. We got to stand up to Adams lacky Morehead and tell him quit choking Coach Richt recruiting. The bad fans not look at big system problem that is pointy heads has to much control over whose recruited and makes us keeping stinkys on team. If Coach Richt get support he needs from fans then that forced McG to stand up to pointy head and shows who running Athens. But No! Bad fans try hurting program instead a praying for Coach Richt and being more Christians and that helps in winning and recruitiong.

UGA season Ticket Holder since 1986

October 13th, 2013
3:21 pm

Nobody has won a National Championship in the modern era starting 5 true freshmen on defense and nobody has won a National Championship playing 5 ranked teams in their first six game (and three top tens in their first four). And certainly nobody has won a National Championship doing both. I’m not happy to have lost, I hate it but I think that good things are going to be coming from these kids. Still can win an SEC East Championship and a SEC Championship. Heartbreakning to lose but the season is not lost. Still some valuable hardware to claim.

UGA season Ticket Holder since 1986

October 13th, 2013
3:28 pm

dawgfan – Respectfully, what IS your expectation exactly and then we’ll examine it to see if it is unreasonable. Except for Alabama, nobody wins the National Championship except once in a blue moon. Auburn never won a National Championship with Bo Freaking Jackson for goodness sakes. Except for Alabama, NOBODY should go into a season EXPECTING a National Championship. Too many chances for the ball to bounce the wrong way. When anybody but Alabama has 100,000 people show up for a Spring Scrimmage, then I guess you cnn expect a NC but otherwise. No. Once in a blue moon is about right. P.S. The people who pay the money don’t want to just “give coaching changes a try” For goodness sakes, especially after Tennessee gave a coaching change “a try.” Again, only Alabama can get away with that.

dawgfan

October 13th, 2013
3:28 pm

Nobody has ever won a national champioship making a bunch of weak arse excuses about why they haven’t won a national championship.

We’re going to win the SEC? We’re halfway through the season and STILL giving up more points than any other team in the league but we’re going to win it the whole thing? In what freaking fantasy land will this happen?

You Kool Aiders have got an awful lot of nerve calling anyone delusional. Wow.

UGA season Ticket Holder since 1986

October 13th, 2013
3:31 pm

P.S. Apologies to the homers but this “Georgia is the best high school talent in the country” canard needs to be put to rest. Florida, California and Texas put out more talent than Georgia by a wide margin. Georgia puts out better talent than Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina for sure but Florida versus Georgia in high school talent is no contest.

dawgfan

October 13th, 2013
3:32 pm

Okay, so LSU, Auburn, Florida and Bama can win a national title but we can’t? Yeah, you’re a really wonderful fan.

UGA season Ticket Holder since 1986

October 13th, 2013
3:32 pm

I didn’t call you delusional. Evasice, yes but maybe not delusional. What are your expectations and we will decide whether you are delusional or not.

dawgfan

October 13th, 2013
3:35 pm

Yeah, and Alabama puts out a lot of high school talent too don’t they? Yet somehow the last 4 national titles have come out of that state.

Let’s hear some more excuses. You’re on a roll.

dawgfan

October 13th, 2013
3:36 pm

My expectation is to win a national title just like 4 other SEC teams have done very recently. Do you need sign language?

UGA season Ticket Holder since 1986

October 13th, 2013
3:37 pm

Alabama didn’t win the NC when LSU did. Auburn, well, do we really want to be Auburn? Neither Alabama nor LSU won when Florida did. You think we should win the National Championship every year. Ok, I agree with the others, you are delusional. My definition of a great fan is somebody who shows up early, screams their head off when we’re on defense, shuts up when we’re on offense and gauges how much their judgment counts, not by how strongly they feel, but how much they contribute in building up the program (monetarily and non-monetarily) rather than ALWAYS finding something to complain about.. How many recruits have you encouraged to come to the school rather than posting your foolishness and making them think that Georgia fans are idiots.

Now answer the question or shut up.

UGA season Ticket Holder since 1986

October 13th, 2013
3:41 pm

You don’t know the difference between an “excuse” and a “historical fact?” Really? Please, please, please tell me that you didn’t graduate from UGA. Please, dear Lord, please don’t let “dawgfan” hold one of our degrees, please, please, please.

dawgfan

October 13th, 2013
3:44 pm

“You think we should win a national championship every year.”

I most certainly do not. Now you’re just making crap up. That’s something you Richt apologists made up in a pathetic attempt to try and discredit Richt critics. I think that if Florida, Bama, Auburn and LSU can win one than we should be able to too. Do you disagree Mr. Super Fan?

dawgfan

October 13th, 2013
3:49 pm

I’m hearing some birds chirping…

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 13th, 2013
4:10 pm

Season Ticket Holder

You might ought to not put Auburn in your so called argument

Auburn went undefeated in 1993, 2004 and 2010

UGA hasnt gone undefeated in 33 years

as for the state of Georgia recruiting so Alabama and Auburn LSU dont have the same talent out of high school yet they can go undefeated several times in the 33 years UGA cant

As for FL they never won a conference championship in 100 years of football until Spurrier showed up in that talent rich state

yet we have to settle for 2 or more losses every year and back door our way to an SEC championship appearance

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 13th, 2013
4:12 pm

undefeated or win a national title several times

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 13th, 2013
4:17 pm

oh and using Tennessee as an argument is laughable

why

Fulmer and Tennessee fell apart when Cutcliff left; this should tell you the head coach is only good as the assistants he has around him

just food for thought

dawgfan

October 13th, 2013
4:33 pm

Season Ticket Holder ran out of excuses and needs more time to think of some new ones.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 13th, 2013
4:41 pm

dawgfan

I guess as a UGA fan Im to expect 2 or more loss seasons with a trip to the Peach Bowl or Outback bowl and to be laughed at by the elite teams of the SEC

Sav'h Dawg

October 13th, 2013
4:43 pm

UGA season ticket holder 1986. Apparently the real Kool Aiders have perfect lives and expect UGA to be just as perfect as them. I am not one of those.

Did dawgfan ever answer degree questions?

Yes there needs to be changes, but Richt is an honest and noble man who I for one respect to represent my university football team.

You guys with perfect lives and constant criticism take it home to your wife and kids and see who ends up in the Dawg house.

Whaaaa whaaaa whaaa. Go cry at the majestic Sabans doorstep and see if he will take you as fans.

browndog

October 13th, 2013
4:44 pm

Does anyone on this blog think the players and coaches want to lose? Mistakes were made that cost dearly, but the loss of the guys on O are the reason. I think all along the coaches knew UGA would have to do it on the O and hope that the D improves, but losing so many starters on O is just too much to overcome when you have turnovers. UGA still has a very good chance to win the east. Still behind the Bulldogs, no matter what.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 13th, 2013
4:46 pm

GET someone to kill the blog monster…. only excepts you TROLLS!

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 13th, 2013
4:56 pm

Don’t see the Dawgs losing another game during the regular season. Just don’t. Gurley & Bennett will return for Florida if not sooner.

Did not get to watch the game because I had to, of all things, go to a wedding. Who has a wedding during foot ball season – should be illegal!

dawgfan

October 13th, 2013
4:58 pm

Of course Richt is an honest and noble man. Where did I or anyone else suggest otherwise? The problem is that he’s not a great football coach. We need an honest and noble man that’s a great football coach. Only in the warped and deluded mind of a Richt apologist are these mutually exclusive concepts.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 13th, 2013
5:33 pm

Richt is an honest and noble man

ok

so do the honest and noble thing and do what you were hired to do and do what needs to be done to win for the program that hired you and the fanbase that supports you

Hairy Dawg

October 13th, 2013
6:55 pm

One loss do to players playing stinkys with turnovers it 4 times. And then all the bad fans coming out a wood working again. Why dont you get behind Dawgs as Christian and not try blaming when it oblviously players had bad game. But you try blaming on someone that didnt fumble or interceptions. Why. Is it just cause you bad fan. Well stop being bad fan and get behind supporting Dawgs.

We still own running a East and Mizzou QB now done for season. Gaytors l9ok stinky and we be getting back GUrley. Schedule is easy down stretch to setup table running to Dome. We owe Bammer one in Dome whrn we get healthy players back. Then we in good shape cause Oregons and OSUs always have choking teams down stretch. Clemsmons and FSUs always flop to cause they ACC. That open path for Dawgs win SEC and get to BCS game and beat the chump team for natoinal champs. The bad fans just got no vision for what possible to true fan that supporting Dawgs.

Hairy Dawg

October 13th, 2013
6:57 pm

Look nots lo9k

7576DAWG

October 13th, 2013
7:42 pm

The only Coaches who are safe should be: Richt , Bobo , Lilly, McClendon and Wilson. Everybody else should be on McGarity’s radar. Richt is too close to all of his Coaches to make a unbiased evaluation.
Our Offense had 450 yards , nearly 100 yards more than Missouri. They did a great job keeping us close. What beat us was Douglas’s fumble and Murray’s turnovers. It is hard to win any game with 4 turnovers. The only game that we should not win easily the rest of the season is the Florida game. Georgia has way too much talent , if Murray doesn’t turn the ball over, for us not to dominate all but Florida. If we will run the same Offense that L.S.U. ran Florida can not beat us. Neutralize Florida’s QB by keeping pressure on him all day like we should have against Missouri and we go undefeated the rest of the way.

hind tit

October 13th, 2013
7:51 pm

Lets just hope the NFL comes calling for CTG this year.

Hairy Dawg

October 13th, 2013
8:02 pm

It time to put that Judas Muschump out a his misery. And we just the ones to do it to. I cant wait to ectend winning streak on Gaytors and make them know they pulled a Zook hiring when Muschump traitored on Dawgs. We got warmup game against pointy head Commodes and off week to get healthy first. Then we put beat down on Gaytors and QB that not up to SEC talent like they deserving.

dawgfan

October 13th, 2013
8:31 pm

“Richt is too close to all of his coaches to make an unbiased evaluation.”

Which probably means he shouldn’t be the freaking coach. His job is to win games for Georgia, not play favorites with his coaching staff and try not to hurt anybody’s feelings.

Good grief you people are in la la land. I can’t believe you just wrote that and said that Richt should still be our coach in the same breath.

UGA Season Ticket Holder Since 1986

October 14th, 2013
10:14 am

Sorry for my absence (although I am flattered that ‘dawgfan’ apparently thought it was important enough to wait aroud a web chat board while I lived my life). Let’s see: No, “dawgfan” did not answer the degree question (cut to Braveheart: “Yes father. The almighty says not to change the subject and answer the question”). Second, Auburn. I am still undecided whether a NC would be worth not winning a single SEC game the next year (or the next year) plus paying players plus being Auburn (yuck). Third, Tennessee, no I would not be willing to go through the pain and suffering that UT has gone through to “giving another coach a try” (read my comment in context). My simple point (which should be uncontroversial for those with a degree from UGA) is that what is POSSIBLE should not be what is EXPECTED simply because there are too many variables involved in winning a NC. It is not delusional to think about UGA’s chances would have been very remote to win the 1980 NC if Herschell went down with a knee injury as well as Lindsey Scott as well as Scott Woerner. So why anybody except the truly delusional would EXPECT to win a NC with Gurley, Marshall, Bennett and everybody else hurt and starting five true freshmen on defense and playing three top tens in the first four games and five ranked teams in the first six. It just wasn’t going to realistically happen. Was it possible? Yes. Was it likely? No. Would it have been nice? Sure. Should we plunk down millions and millions of extra dollars to buy out contracts and hire new coaches because it didn’t happen? Only the truly delusional think so.

“Yes father. The almighty says you still haven’t answered the bleedin’ question.”

LawDawg

October 14th, 2013
10:31 am

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga. – DUDE. You really need to find something unless to do with your life. You post on here hundreds of times a week and say the EXACT same thing over and over. Go hit on some young women or learn woodworking or friggin SOMETHING.

UGA Season Ticket Holder Since 1986

October 14th, 2013
3:30 pm

Now, LAWDAWG obviously has a degree from UGA with such cogent and precise reasoning and well-crafted and erudite argument. Well done!

DawgVoiceofReason

October 14th, 2013
5:21 pm

Law Dawg,
Flat Tire actually lives in Obsessive Compulsive land. Lol.