If the cream rose to the top Saturday in the SEC, what is Georgia?

Remember when this team had some swagger way back ... three weeks ago? (Associated Press)

Remember when this team had some swagger way back ... three weeks ago? (Associated Press)

A few more thoughts and observations in the wake of Georgia’s demoralizing loss to Vandy …

Wow, what a crazy Saturday in SEC football.

Missouri over Florida might not really have been that big a surprise, considering the surge the former has made and the weakened state of the latter. And because of how close the Vols came to knocking off Georgia, their win over the Gamecocks wasn’t that big a shocker, especially with Connor Shaw going out injured (again). But despite the offensive uptick Gus Malzahn has given Auburn, the Tigers winning that defenseless shootout with the Aggies was unexpected (and attributable, at least in part, to Johnny Autograph’s banged-up shoulder). And I know Ole Miss has done well in recruiting, but knocking off the Mad Hatter’s Bayou Bengals was another big surprise, even with LSU’s less than imposing defense.

Still, the booby prize has to go to Georgia: Even with all their injuries, the Dogs still had to get awfully creative in finding new and progressively more unlikely ways to engineer a loss to the Commodores.

The best line I heard about it was from my brother Tim, who said that if it was Cream-Rises-to-the-Top Saturday, then the Dawgs must be the clabber in the churn.

I’ll pause while the younger fans look that up …

Meanwhile, Mark Richt correctly noted that “when you’re winning everybody wants to say how good you are. And when you start losing everybody’s going to have an opinion on that, too.”

Opinions, I’ve got ’em, just like you do. But, also like you, I’m sure, the way Saturday’s loss to Vandy transpired raised a whole lot of questions.

Chief among them would be directed to Mike Bobo: Dude, what were you thinking?

OK, admittedly Bobo’s arsenal has been drastically reduced by a catastrophic rash of injuries since that euphoric day of the LSU win (can that be only three weeks ago?) when the Dawgs’ offense seemed unstoppable.

But until the loss of Chris Conley on the last play against the Dores, Bobo was still directing the same offensive lineup that executed his brilliantly called final regulation time drive of the Tennessee game when Aaron Murray brought Georgia racing down the field (as he’s done so many times before) to tie it up and send it to overtime.

Against Vandy, Aaron Murray seemed uncomfortable in the pocket and fixated on his No. 1 receiver. (Associated Press)

Against Vandy, Aaron Murray seemed uncomfortable in the pocket and fixated on his No. 1 receiver. (Associated Press)

So what happened in Nashville? Why the ultra conservative playcalling with longshot runs up the middle with a freshman back on third down and an almost complete abandonment of the downfield passing game?

Afterward, Bobo, noting that “we just struggled to do anything with any consistency all day long,” concluded that “execution was the main thing,” adding that “a couple third downs there we had some guys [open] and were late getting the ball to them in the zone, and their zone pressures. We just didn’t execute third-down calls.”

However, most of those incomplete balls weren’t designed to stretch the field and loosen up the Vandy defense, which was pressuring Murray heavily with its blitzes and playing a tight zone unhindered by Georgia’s lack of a killer running game. Too often what Murray was throwing were desperation short darts, often thrown into the turf to avoid a sack.

Are we supposed to believe that Conley and Rantavious Wooten and Reggie Davis simply couldn’t get open against Vandy’s previously less-than-imposing secondary? Said Murray: “They didn’t do anything [surprising defensively], we just didn’t make the plays.”

OK, I’m sure part of it was a result of this being another game where the play of Georgia’s veteran but still not very good offensive line had Murray feeling uncomfortable in the pocket and fixating on his now No. 1 receiver, Conley — which Vandy recognized. It also no doubt made it necessary for the tight ends to be used more in pass protection rather than as receivers.

Still, why didn’t Bobo roll Murray out more (he’s much more of a playmaker when he does) and launch a few downfield strikes?

I wish I knew. …

The ultimate irony of the Damian Swann fumble of a punt reception Saturday was that he was back there, instead of Reggie Davis who had earlier made a decent return of a Vandy punt, because Georgia was in what it calls “punt safe” coverage. That’s a philosophy that came to the fore a couple of seasons ago after the Dogs repeatedly kept getting burned on fake punts. (Special team miscues are nothing new with Richt teams.) So, instead of setting up a return, you keep most of your regular defenders in, and in that case Swann is the one designated to make the fair catch.

I understand the strategy, but as Richt and the Bulldogs noted frequently after Saturday’s game, the execution was lacking. Let’s just hope the next time Georgia goes into “punt safe,” Swann isn’t the one whose hands they’re depending on to make the catch. …

Punter Collin Barber tries in vain to field yet another errant snap. (Associated Press)

Punter Collin Barber tries in vain to field yet another errant snap. (Associated Press)

On the other side of the punting game, I asked rhetorically last week whether there was anyone on the Georgia team who can consistently deliver a decent long snap to the punter. I can’t recall a season when as many snaps have been too low or too high. Obviously, nothing done in the past week fixed the problem.

Here’s a thought: There’s an off week coming up. Maybe an open team competition to see whether long-snapping is a hidden talent of someone else on the team, besides the two we currently have doing it, is in order. …

As for the new NCAA targeting rule, which was ineptly enforced in a heavyhanded manner Saturday by the SEC officiating crew and replay official in Nashville (as opposed to some other SEC games being played elsewhere), the bottom line is this:

The original intent of the rule was to prevent defenders from launching themselves helmet first into the heads of vulnerable (or “defenseless,” as they call it) players. I’m sure part of the motivation was player welfare, but a bigger part was nervousness over possible future litigation involving concussions, as the NFL is seeing. And what makes the NFL nervous makes the NCAA nervous. This was an attempt to send a message to players and more importantly play courtroom CYA.

The resulting rule, however was hurriedly enacted, not very well thought out, and was poorly written. Having the 15-yard penalty still apply even if the replay official concludes that it wasn’t targeting (meaning the player can stay in the game) makes no sense at all.

Richt seems to believe that particular element of the rule will be revisited after the season, and I’m sure there will be some discussion about revising it.

Unfortunately, I’m not at all confident that what will come out of those discussions will be any easier to enforce or understand. We are talking about the NCAA, after all …

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539 comments Add your comment

Bulldawg35

October 20th, 2013
9:24 pm

Tim Brando and that other fool in the booth were dancing and shouting as loud as they could when vandy starting winning and scored the winning td….totally class lev and just weird! If I was Richt I would refuse to go back on the Brando show…but we all know Richt is a yes man.haha

Hairy Dawg

October 20th, 2013
9:25 pm

Dawgs had bad day but even bad day is better than being a Gaytors. Once we get a few starters back wel’l put it to some these teams fans that laughing now. Getting back Gurley running game make offensive passing more unpredictable to. That cause O to crank up and give D more breathing room.

Two weeks between games is what we needed. Then we GATA the Gaytors.

Go Dawgs! Sick E’m!

Boykin

October 20th, 2013
9:34 pm

Bulldawg: Unfortunately they were accurate and very unbiased…move to Bama- ARK coverage please!

Creativity Dawg

October 20th, 2013
9:35 pm

GO DAWGS!!!!! Cut the head of the Snake off to proceed!

JayX

October 20th, 2013
9:39 pm

Look to me like Murray was tanking on the team, because they wouldn’t let him sit back like a statue and try to throw bombs all day (a formula that led to 3 losses).

Bobo had the PERFECT OFFENSIVE STRATEGY, THE ONLY ONE that had a MINUTE CHANCE of working: limit Murray to short quick passes and mix in the run.

Poor Douglas, kid fumbles in key situations costing us 2 games. Didin;t learn a thing from his last costly fumble. I’d bench him from here out for sure.

Write it down: It ain’t about injuries. Ole Miss, Tenn, Mizzou, Vandy, they all had injuries and WON. UGA is deeper than all 4 in talent, so anyone claiming the injury excuse (hi Seth Emerson) doesn’t know a toothpick about football.

No sir, this is about turnovers. Offense and special teams continues to commit them.

The story of ALL THE LOSSES SO FAR and 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 season have been turnovers, turnovers, turnovers.

AndalusiaDog

October 20th, 2013
9:42 pm

Bill: Too many injuries, Bill.Dogs still one of the best in East….Murray will get us back on course…Defense playing with enthusiasm though no direction from Toadie G!..Shaq growing! Swann? Can he transfer to Tech seamlessly?

JayX

October 20th, 2013
9:42 pm

Murray has been somewhere between 89-120 in interceptions 2011, 2012, and 2013.

That’s been the story, though most have missed it.

Watch what happens against FLA, Aub, and GT. All 3 in top scoring defenses, all 3 in top 7 nationally in interceptions on defense. Murray will cost us AT LEAST 3 more losses in 2013.

JayX

October 20th, 2013
9:43 pm

If Richt doesn’t get Hutson Mason or Bryce 20 reps a game from here out, he is OFFICIALLY, THE DUMBEST COACH IN THE NCAA.

SC Dog fan

October 20th, 2013
9:44 pm

Thanks for one of your finest sentences, Mr. King: “had to get awfully creative in finding new and progressively more unlikely ways to engineer a loss to the Commodores.” I genuinely enjoyed that line, even as I continue to mourn the truth of it.

JayX

October 20th, 2013
9:44 pm

None of you listened to me before the Mizzou game, I told you Mizzou was #1 in interceptions on defense and Murray would struggle and cost us the game.

I was right, Murray committed 3 turnovers, 1 a sack fumble for td.

Dawg Fud

October 20th, 2013
9:45 pm

I just don’t have any faith in Richt to consistently prepare us for competition on a regular basis. The special teams goes back to FSU days….recall that most of the ire from Clemson alumni and fans was that Bowden’s special teams were horrid, and ultimately led to his mid-season dismissal.

Time to turn the page in Athens….but I am not sure McGarity can do it what it takes,

JayX

October 20th, 2013
9:46 pm

Who has MORE EXPERINCE WITH THE BACK UP RECEIVERS?

Aaron Murray or Hutson Mason?

SHOULDN’T EVEN BE A DISCUSSION.

Murray has no chemistry with any of these receivers. Mason does.

Butler's Son

October 20th, 2013
9:46 pm

Jay: This is big Dawg daialogue…Save that for talking with your kids. please.

Bulldawg35

October 20th, 2013
9:47 pm

Boykin

I could care less how accurate they were…they were cheering vandy on…and that was weird!!!!

Butler's Son

October 20th, 2013
9:47 pm

OMG! You proved it 130% w/ that comment!. HAHA..

JayX

October 20th, 2013
9:49 pm

The team is 4-3. BCS Champions goal?

Done, no more.

SEC Champion goal? Done, no more.

This is NOW REBUILDING SEASON, that’s the NEW REALITY. The sooner Richt sees that, the better 2014 will be.

Dump the Seniors, start getting the younger guys experience.

JayX

October 20th, 2013
9:53 pm

Murray has been 15th in 2011, 12th in 2012and 11th in 2013 the last 3 years in the SEC in interceptions.

UGA is 13th in the SEC in turnover margin, 104th in the nation.

THAT’S THE STORY OF 2013.

JRW7

October 20th, 2013
9:56 pm

Something’s lacking about this coaching staff, and it starts at the top!

Boykin

October 20th, 2013
9:57 pm

They were not. And I’m a Dawg fan as u perhaps are. Why get caught up in harassing announcers?lol

JayX

October 20th, 2013
10:00 pm

Here’s the story imbed reporters like Seth Emerson DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW:

Aaron Murray ranks right now 94th in the country in interceptions in 2013
Murray finished 90th in 2012.
Murray finished LAST in the nation in interceptions in 2011.

Special teams are committing too many turnovers too.

Defense, for the 1st time since 2009, isn’t creating enough turnovers.

TURNOVER MARGIN IS YOUR STORY of 2013.

104TH IS THE NATION IS UGA.

3rd down conversion is the other story uga is
91st on 3rd down conversion
on OFFENSE AND DEFENSE.

Why 4-3?
TURNOVERS AND 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS.

Creativity Dawg

October 20th, 2013
10:00 pm

JRW7….Ditto….One consistent with Dawgs staff with these 9-3 seasons and ZILCH CHAMPIONSHIPS is Coach Richt.

Creativity Dawg

October 20th, 2013
10:01 pm

Good points, Jay! What do you propose to change things in Athens?

Butler's Son

October 20th, 2013
10:04 pm

Please explain all the Chemistry that Mason has with these receivers.

JayX

October 20th, 2013
10:06 pm

CHANGES:
1. NEW QB IMMEDIATELY SOLVES INTERCEPTIONS AND 3RD DOWN CONVERSION ON OFFENSE
2. INSIDE TWISTING ON 3RD DOWN ON DLINE AND A zone defense SOLVES A LOT OF ISSUES.

JayX

October 20th, 2013
10:07 pm

mason practices with the backup receivers everyday, murray hasn’t been. these are the guys that are currently starting because the top 4 wr’s are injured.

mason has TONS more experience with these wr’s than Murray does.

Bulldawg35

October 20th, 2013
10:10 pm

Butlers son

What are you blabbing about.haha!

Bulldawg35

October 20th, 2013
10:12 pm

Boykin…

Why are you defending them? I watched the game…I heard what they were saying…

SEC NoName

October 20th, 2013
10:13 pm

Bill: Looks as if Bama is top dog and Mizzou next…and 3rd Cremer at this point is Auburn.

JRW7

October 20th, 2013
10:14 pm

As long as CMR is the head coach at UGA, we’re stuck with 9-3 seasons!

Hairy Dawg

October 20th, 2013
10:14 pm

Who won last two years over Gaytors. That was Aaron Murray. Beating Gaytors is important now not media chumps cheering for Commodes.

Bulldawg35

October 20th, 2013
10:15 pm

I’ve been saying it all day long the reason we lost was the special teams and poor play calling. Bobo did the same thing against Tennessee when we had down 17-3! Haha

Boykin

October 20th, 2013
10:16 pm

Announcers don’t rankle me. They called it like it was! We’re clear with their disdain for BS calls vs Drew and Ramik…What else do you want? They did a good job.

JayX

October 20th, 2013
10:17 pm

IF our defense went to the Cover 2 zone, dropping a LB into deep middle we’d have a ton more interceptions.

Our db’s can’t do man to man.

I’d like to see more zone blitzes on 3rd down to try and get some easy interceptions.

Ray Drew and the other DE could easily drop into short coverage on 3rd down.

JayX

October 20th, 2013
10:20 pm

Florida is 103rd in offensive scoring, was 78th in offensive scoring in 2012, 71st in 2011, not a hard team to defeat with a decent offense.

Boykin

October 20th, 2013
10:22 pm

JAy..good point w/ zone blitzes….Did you forget that Drew went out quick? We needed him in 2nd half! Though I think we can play man…regardless of the fact the front isn’t being manned well.

Bulldawg35

October 20th, 2013
10:22 pm

Boykin…

The radio guy for CBS said they were dancing in the booth…I hate all announcers…..you got a problem with that? If Munson was still alive I wouldn’t be listening to these bums.

JayX

October 20th, 2013
10:23 pm

Teams are stiopping Murray with zone defenses, they know he’s not patient or accurate enough to throw the short, quick passes.

Hutson Mason did this all day long in high school setting all kinds of records, it’s his forte’.

And Hutson is 6′ 3” insteasd of 5′ 11” like Murray. Being taller has big advantages on 3rd down, as Mett at LSU has proven, 6′ 5” Mett is #1 in the SEC on 3rd down conversions.

Murray is too impatient to beat zone defenses, and too short to have a big 3rd down conversion rate like Mett.

Hutson Mason is 6′ 3”.

Boykin

October 20th, 2013
10:25 pm

Bulldawg:You’ve said nothing of such! And we beat Tenn.

JayX

October 20th, 2013
10:27 pm

Cover 2 should be used on 3rd down because it’s harder to read.

Bulldawg35

October 20th, 2013
10:28 pm

Boykin

Barely beat them….should of been a blow out….but bobo is a horrible play caller!

Boykin

October 20th, 2013
10:28 pm

Wouldn’t be listening to them as well nor feeling less of a man because ya listen to them..Of course I miss Munson as well but Munson would agree with them. Please don’t hate.

Boykin

October 20th, 2013
10:31 pm

Agree. On paper shoulda beat em by 21! In Neyland…5 players go down..porous Defense…wrong game to be throwing mudballs at Bobo…Try the Vandy game to thrash Bobo!

JayX

October 20th, 2013
10:38 pm

For special teams, for punt return, just put in your most reliable punt receiver and let him fair catch it.

For punt, there are some things you can do:
1) new formations
2) running punt
3) fake punt
4) go for it on 4th down

When you don’t run enough fake punts, teams are overly aggressive.

Going for it on 4th down as a special teams alternative won the game vs Florida a couple of years ago.

Qualifier

October 20th, 2013
10:39 pm

Jay are you nuts or just stupid? Murray is patient and accurate. And your going to bring to the table that” Hutson did this all day long in high school”…? Please watch your high school games and get ready for college next year.

LADawg

October 20th, 2013
10:40 pm

We have been the most over-rated team in college football this year. I drank the Kool-Aid too but with this defense (which is representative of Richt’s defenses since Van Gorder left) and the special teams (which is representative of Richt’s special team’s since Day 1) we were never an elite team. We had an elite offense when we were fully loaded but that does not make an elite team!

JayX

October 20th, 2013
10:43 pm

A Cal Berekely Professor, David Romer, did a study and concluded teams should:
1) go for it on 4th down if less than 4 yards
2) never punt inside opponent 40 yardline
2) go for td instead of field if inside the 5 yardline

WinstonSalwmDawg

October 20th, 2013
10:46 pm

So LA, we want to blame Coach for giving up 30 plus vs all teams including Vandy and not Grantham?

Boykin

October 20th, 2013
10:51 pm

JayX: What is is your measly point brother?

JayX

October 20th, 2013
10:52 pm

Is Murray patient?

He seemed to be completely baffled and ineffective against the zone defenses forcing him to throw short quick passes.

He had the 3rd fewest passing yards in his career as a 5th year senior.

And he had 4 turnovers in 2 weeks against zone defenses.

JayX

October 20th, 2013
10:55 pm

Hutson Mason completed 72% of his passes his Sr year, had a quick short passing attack and had 54 td’s that season.

LADawg

October 20th, 2013
10:57 pm

WSD, Richt, the head coach, hired Martinez which produced very similar results as Grantham, which was also hired by Richt. So, yes, I believe Richt as head coach is responsible for the results of every aspect of the game. I can understand where you are coming from because when the defense is on the field, Richt seems to be as clueless as the players, Grantham, and the rest of the defensive staff. If his decision making is limited to offense, then he should be a coordinator.

messyFootball

October 20th, 2013
11:01 pm

JayX: Certainly high school ball equates to bigtime collegefootball.thanks for post.

JayX

October 20th, 2013
11:07 pm

We will learn form here out how SELFISH MARK RICHT IS.

Will Mark Richt do what’s best for the team and start getting Hutson Mason experience?

Or will Richt keep starting Murray because he’s too worried about admitting he made the wrong choice in a guy who can win him a BCS Championship?

We will find out how selfish Mark Richt is soon.

If I know him like I think I do, Hutson Mason will finish with less than 10 passes again.

Setting up for a TERRIBLE 2014 where Mason has to learn during 2014 games.

This season is DONE.

Benching Hutson Mason would be incredibly stupid all but throwing away 2014, and completely LYING to Mason when he promised him lots of game experience in 2013, but Richt never ceases to amaze me with his stupidity.

We tried that with Joe Cox, he went 7-5.

WinstonSalwmDawg

October 20th, 2013
11:08 pm

Wll, LA: Why not come out and say what you mean solidly without beating around the bush?

JayX

October 20th, 2013
11:09 pm

A lot of Qb’s have played in high school football.

But none ever threw for more td’s in a game, or a season, than Hutson Mason

Butler's Son

October 20th, 2013
11:10 pm

LMAO ,Jay! Ready to call season quits?

Butler's Son

October 20th, 2013
11:14 pm

OK. We shall see his prowess as our starter next season!

JayX

October 20th, 2013
11:14 pm

Do you want to try and win 4-9 games in 2013

or a National BCS Championship in 2014?

We’ll know Mark Richt’s answer in 2 weeks, depending on how many reps Mason gets.

JayX

October 20th, 2013
11:15 pm

Got news for you.

If Richt LIES to Hutson Mason and BENCHES HIM FOR 2013

Mason will play somewhere else his last season than for Richt.

JayX

October 20th, 2013
11:16 pm

Murray is 6-13 vs. ranked teams.

We know know beyond a shadow of doubt,

Murray was the wrong choice.

Just don’t compound the problem by throwing out 2014.

rambo dawg

October 20th, 2013
11:19 pm

joe cox threw 66 td passes his sr yr of high school jay u are an idiot

JayX

October 20th, 2013
11:20 pm

Murray just had the 2 worst games of his career at UGA against the lowly Missouri and Vanderbilt.

3 turnovers against Mizzou

Followed by

a 48 QBR and the 3rd lowest yards total in his career for 0 td’s against Vanderbilt.

Butler's Son

October 20th, 2013
11:21 pm

LMAO!!! Such a novice…Why so ready for Hutson? Hutson may sniff a down next yr with our other stud QBs.haha

JayX

October 20th, 2013
11:21 pm

But Richt got Cox NO EXPERIENCE before the year Cox started.

GoDawgs

October 20th, 2013
11:21 pm

There isn’t a coach alive who would bench a QB like Aaron Murray for Hutson Mason when his team has a winning record and five games left. Now, if JayX ever gets to be a head coach, maybe he’ll do it…and instead of getting bricks through his window like Bill Curry, he’ll get beaten to sleep on the field.

JayX

October 20th, 2013
11:22 pm

Mason holds the state records for yards, and td’s, and is 4 inches taller than Murray.

Richt is so dumb.

JayX

October 20th, 2013
11:23 pm

Steve Spurrier would bench Murray in a heartbeat if he played his worst 2 games back to back like Murray just did.

Spurrier won a National Championship.

rambo dawg

October 20th, 2013
11:25 pm

JOE COX SUCKED YOU MORON

JayX

October 20th, 2013
11:26 pm

South Carolina, UAB, UMASS, AND MISS ALL threw a passing td against lowly Vanderbilt.

Murray went for 114 passing yards with 0 td’s.

7576DAWG

October 20th, 2013
11:28 pm

I was real disappointed when I read that Richt still doesn’t think the very bad Special Teams plays needs a Special Teams Coach . Richt is still blaming it on the poor performance of the players. Richt really think that we would have had 5 straight weeks of Special Teams giving up big plays whether we had a Special Teams Coach or not. I guess Richt is so use to Special Teams giving up points or big plays that end up giving the opponent points that he just accepts it as there is nothing we can do about it. Funny how most teams don’t have that problem.

JayX

October 20th, 2013
11:30 pm

Why did the UMASS Qb beat Murray against Vandy in yards, td’s and passer rating?

Why did Auston Peay qb have a better passer rating vs Vandy than UGA 5th year Sr Aaron Murray?

JayX

October 20th, 2013
11:32 pm

murray had a lower passer effic rating against Vandy than any other qb including
UMASS, UAB, and Austin peay.

Yep, he’s THAT bad.

rambo dawg

October 20th, 2013
11:33 pm

The most disturbing play of the day had to be Arthur Lynch forgetting he was on the xp team
PATHETIC

Butler's Son

October 20th, 2013
11:35 pm

Jay…Go on Scar or Gater history if ya wanna talk Spurrier.

LADawg

October 20th, 2013
11:37 pm

Saban has become the measuring stick when it comes to head coaches. Yesterday, I saw he and Smart go beserk when a Bama defensive back slipped and missed a tackle that resulted in an Ark. FIRST DOWN! What does Richt do when our guys miss a tackle? To him, it’s just another day at the office. Saban is the CEO of Alabama football and assumes that responsiblity to the fullest extent. Richt is a “good person” who, when the chips are down extolls the goodness of his players (which is questionable) rather than saying we played and coached liked crap and the crap is going to stop. Saban doesn’t hope that a problem is going to be fixed, he assumes the responsiblity for getting it fixed. That’s what a head coach does.

Butler's Son

October 20th, 2013
11:37 pm

And Hutson better option? lmfao!…Bet ya put in Nick Foles as your Fantasy Qb as well today!

JayX

October 20th, 2013
11:37 pm

Murray’s 55% completion rate vs Missori was worse than

Murray St
Arkansas St
Toledo

No, I’m not joking.

Yep, he’s THAT bad.

rambo dawg

October 20th, 2013
11:42 pm

jAY when did u lose your love for Lemay

Butler's Son

October 20th, 2013
11:42 pm

LA..You saw nothing more than Mora dwindle and Jay X ur scared of Fauta.

JayX

October 20th, 2013
11:44 pm

Murray’s passer rating the last 5 games?

244
213
165
129
122
84

anyone see a pattern here

or is it just me?

JayX

October 20th, 2013
11:45 pm

I’ll take Lemay, Bauta, Ramsey, or Mason over

Murray.

Just pick your 2014 qb, and start working on 2014.

LADawg

October 20th, 2013
11:46 pm

BS, “Mora dwindle”? What in the world does that mean? It may be time to say, “Good night?”

Butler's Son

October 20th, 2013
11:48 pm

Sorry.Most will know the name Mora. Too intelligent for you.

JayX

October 20th, 2013
11:49 pm

Joe Cox went 8-5 in his 1st year as a starter, he was MUCH BETTER WINNER than Murray’s 6-7 1st year.

JayX

October 20th, 2013
11:51 pm

The backup Qb at Missori came in and had a great game and win against a ranked team.

Could Hutson Mason do the same at UGA and turn this nightmare of a trainwreck around?

messyFootball

October 20th, 2013
11:51 pm

Quick to hate on Murray but did you prefer the a better QB in UGA history to win your games, meathead?

LADawg

October 20th, 2013
11:53 pm

In your dreams! If you’re talking about Jim Mora, where does that enter into the discussion? Too intelligent for you. If you want to see some good college football teams, you should expand your limited knowledge to something other than the crap Richt and UGA has been producing for the past couple of weeks.

ARdawg

October 20th, 2013
11:54 pm

Bill King
You’ve went from calling out the coaching staff yesterday to apologizing for them today. Make up your mind. Bobo routinely calls the deficiency “execution”. The fact is his vanilla conservative prevent “a mistake” play calling was prevalent. The last 3 possessions when we needed point to seal a win was nothing but running up the gut hoping for a gain.

The last 3 games were much of the same. The coaches expect the kids to step up as in the “next man up” but, they don’t coach the next man up. They have to coach them, too. Any coach can coach 4-5 star talent. It takes a great coach to coach 2-3 star talent. We don’t have that. Mizzou and Vandy does

Butler's Son

October 20th, 2013
11:56 pm

And you want to embrace Mora’s team(which ya just had to Google) as a good college team…lmfao.night..dismisssed.

Butler's Son

October 20th, 2013
11:57 pm

Jay: Who did you want to start for UGA last 4 yrs?

Butler's Son

October 21st, 2013
12:01 am

JayX and LA gone nightnight with same Teddy Bridgewater!

LADawg

October 21st, 2013
12:02 am

It’s not hopeless for the Dawgs. If Richt coaches another 25 years, a la Bowdon, at least once we will be blessed with another ultra weak schedule like last year that will get us back to ATL. Every other year we will hear about “lack of execution” by the players. Certainly, players not executing is not a coaching problem. Well, it is everywhere except Athens.

Butler's Son

October 21st, 2013
12:05 am

LA: Just gotta have best GPA in conference and 9 wins and we’re Natl Champs!

LADawg

October 21st, 2013
12:12 am

BS, I get the Mora thing. You’re right too intelligent for me. I’m the other LA, as in lower Alabama. I’m a Georgia boy and UGA alum who has been exciled to Mobile. I have to deal with smug Bama fans daily. I’d be smug too if we had the best coach who developed the best program and is producing the best results in college football.

Butler's Son

October 21st, 2013
12:12 am

Thank God ya dint try to defend Mora!

Butler's Son

October 21st, 2013
12:17 am

Mora thing gave yourself up!lmao…enjoy Nick, Nick, or Mason.

LADawg

October 21st, 2013
12:23 am

Here’s a question. Has Richt improved as a coach since he’s been in Athens? I’m thankful and appreciative for the SEC championships early on but has he improved as the competion has gotten tougher? As UT and Auburn improve will we be able to continue to compete although we are sitting in the middle of one of the most fertile recruiting grounds in the nation.

BigDawg

October 21st, 2013
12:45 am

Observations: (1) Murray was hit late by Vandy players on 4 separate occasions and nothing was called. The SEC itself is targeting the Dawgs with this selective enforcement of the rules. I wonder when the President of the University of Georgia along with the Athletic Director are going to call Mike Slive and the Head of SEC Officials on the carpet in public about this. (2) The Dawgs look lost on defense a lot and at times they looked lost on offense as well against Missouri and Vanderbilt. Case in point how many times have we seen a play run to one side and some guy comes off the end from the other side and tackles the runner for a loss or no or very little gain, slow developing plays with offensive linemen taking plays off. Players celebrating because they made a decent play then taking the next play or two off (lack of discipline) for which coaching staff is to blame. (3) Special teams for the most part have been a disaster at Georgia since Coach Richt arrived, now it has cost them 3 games this year and almost 2 more- you know a wise man once said it is an idiot who keeps doing the same things and expects a different outcome.

These are only a few observations other fellow Dawgs have made some good points as well.

Go Dawgs

HotDawg

October 21st, 2013
2:11 am

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HotDawg

October 21st, 2013
2:18 am

Very disappointing turn in the season.
But that targeting rule may be the worst written and defined rule yet.
To not have a penalty reversed on a targeting call that is reversed (because the hit was clean in the first place) is ludicrous.
R. Wilson’s clean hit penalty was THE play that cost Georgia the game.

HotDawg

October 21st, 2013
2:22 am

We survived most of the game after the terrible call on Ray Drew.
We could not survive the penalty after the terrible call on Ramik Wilson.
Game was over at that moment.
And it was, a very, very late flag to boot.

HotDawg

October 21st, 2013
2:33 am

Auburn jumped from 24 to 11 in AP….that’s nuts.
Maybe they’ll be another top 10 team we beat by the time we play them. Been that crazy a year.
And Missouri was barely in the top 25 when we played them a little over a week ago. Now they’re in the top 5 ! That is meteoric and insane. Although, it makes losing to them not as bad as some people made it to be.

WAlterego

October 21st, 2013
5:31 am

Why is anyone surprised? We might have the youngest defense in the SEC. Major injuries. Yes, richt coaches soft and our line play is weak, but we were never THAT good this year and the difference in schedule vs the past yrs makes comparison so off. Just sayin’.

Wayne

October 21st, 2013
5:32 am

Let me start out by stating what I always state at the beginning and for the last 13 years, UGA will never attend or win a NCG with Mark Richt as head coach. Okay, now again we find ourselves limping back home after a humiliating experience. Yes, the refs were trying to give Vandy the game, UGA just beat them to it. Every year it seems I can call the games before they happen; because Georgia is so predictable. Predictable in their play calling, predictable in their schemes, predictable in the way they will play. For all of the talent, all of the hype, and all of the money, this is the best UGA can do? I always said that Richt’s success was first and foremost with the players gleaned by his predecessor. Since then it has been a total disaster. Occasionally Richt will give a small glimpse of what a head coach should be, but as soon as he does he realizes it and shuts down. As for the players I don’t really know ( none of us do) as to whether it is them or the way they are coached, but they definitely aren’t what they’ve been made out to be. I didn’t care for Murray in year one, and I knew he would be mediocre at best. And when is the last time we had any tailback that could last maybe three games without a season ending hangnail. There is no toughness with this team, And lets just say that the defense is a slap in the face of the outstanding and proud tradition of Georgia. Until someone has the (uhm, STONES) to make a full and complete sweep of the offices responsible for this, we can continue to see the same thing year and year out. What a pity!!!

NoAxeToGrind

October 21st, 2013
5:37 am

The problem is that there is no cream among the coaching staff. Richt simply just does not have what it takes to bring UGA football to the highest level, coaching or administratively. Let him stay another 13 years. People will be talking about the same old problems and the Homers will still be offering the same old excuses. Remember, Dooley won a nationa championship during his 16th season. Does anyone expect Richt to??? PS: That article Seth Emerson wrote was one of the most assinine articles I have ever read.

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
6:14 am

Time for McGarity to put up or shut up. He talked a big game when he came here about championships an expectations. He’s held just about every other coach accountable for it so far, let’s see if he does the same with golden boy Richt.

Spike

October 21st, 2013
6:21 am

Bench Swann. Please.

JB

October 21st, 2013
6:24 am

JB

October 21st, 2013
6:27 am

McGarity has the youth and injury bug speech all ready for you boys. Nothing to see here.

Bear B

October 21st, 2013
6:27 am

Stop with all the injury excuses, any of the top level SEC teams would have defeated Vandy even with the injuries. Just admit it, that the Georgia program even with all the talent is at BEST mediocre..AT BEST! Georgia will NEVER win a national championship under Richt, only 2nd place nice guy awards. What a joke of a program.

Roll Tide!

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
6:36 am

That’s what I’m afraid of JB. And now that Richt’s job is on the line he might actually start coaching and having these guys playing to their potential. Seems like we’ve seen that before doesn’t it? Same ole same ole. Been there done that.

If McGarity had any stones whatsoever he’d stand up to these Kool Aiders and do what’s best for Georgia football.

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
6:38 am

We should hire Murray Poole and Greg Poole as OC and DC…..why not? We could save money and they would do just as good as job as our coaches are doing now….Jeff danzler can take Richts job. Haha!

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
6:40 am

We let a backup qb for vandy come in and score 17 unanswered points! Pathetic! Fire Grantham now!

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
6:44 am

The last time we had a good defense was 2007

The last time we had a good o- line was 2005..

Mark Richt just can’t put a complete on the field. Personally I’m sick of it. Let’s start over with an younger energetic coach!

JB

October 21st, 2013
7:14 am

Jeremy Pruitt, DC at FSU.
Dad was successful HS coach. He played at Bama. Coached under Saban. Bama had lock down corners during his time at Bama. Fisher hires him as DC for FSU. Great game plan and execution against Clemson. 40 years young. Great genes. Smart, hard nosed guy. What are we waiting for. Is Richt on Medication?

JB

October 21st, 2013
7:18 am

IMO. what success Richt has had at UGA is more about pure raw talent than coaching. He does recruit pretty well. They are NOT coached up. We know it, our foes know it, the world knows it. Last years big class only saw TWO of the top 20 rated players in this State land in Athens. Just bad luck?

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
7:20 am

Sounds like an intriguing candidate. You know we’d have to go after Kirby first though and I think he’d take it.

The Kool Aiders have now started a propaganda campaign claiming that firing Richt would “set us back” years. Set us back from what? Losing to Vandy’s 2nd string QB?

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
7:24 am

“execution was the main thing,”

Dont you just love how the coaching staff never takes any blame but puts the blame back on the players

And we wonder why this coaching staff can never coach a team that makes it to the SEC championship on its own without default or coaching an undefeated or 1 loss season;

JB

October 21st, 2013
7:24 am

I would be ALL for giving Kirby HIS shot at UGA. Nowhere to go but up. He at least knows what it looks like, smells like, prepares like, etc. The increase in energy, desire, S&C program would increase greatly. I also think some of these blue of the bluest chip guys leaving the state would give us a second look.

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
7:25 am

The only year that he’s ever won the East outright was 2002. All other years we’ve had to rely on other teams to do our dirty work for us. The Kool Aiders love to make the excuse that the chips just haven’t fallen his way but it certainly seems like to me the chips have fallen his way plenty.

JB

October 21st, 2013
7:25 am

What am I thinking. McGarity will probably extend his contract this year. I’m serious.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
7:28 am

dawgfan

he still lost to FL in 2002

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
7:31 am

I know but they went like 7-5 that year and everybody else in the SEC laid the freaking wood to them except us. We should have known that there were serious problems with Richt when he was getting outcoached by Ron Zook.

I blame myself.

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
7:37 am

The scary thing is that we could be headed for the worst team in the sec this year…..heck I’m not so sure e could beat Kentucky or missy state……how sad!

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
7:40 am

dawgfan

I started having doubts during 2005 Sugar Bowl

Thats where you started to see the flop games where werent even prepared to play at all

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
7:40 am

Richt just doesn’t have it anymore……look how bad the special teams have gotten? That falls directly on he golden boy!

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
7:43 am

Notable games…where Richt didn’t have the team prepared..

2005- West Virginia

2007 – Tennessee

2010- Colorado and UCF

2011 Boise state.

2012.. Sc

2013..vandy

JB

October 21st, 2013
7:44 am

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
7:52 am

Richt always tells his players to give back to the community….I guess the special teams just miss understood him…because they like giving back to the other team! Haha!

Dawg Fud

October 21st, 2013
7:54 am

In all fairness, Grantham’s D was put in some pretty crappy situations due to special teams blunders and three consecutive 3-and-out’s by the offense.

I saw signs of life from the D that I had not seen in…well, it has been a while, let’s say that.

The announcers were not biased. Stop whining….you sound like a juvenile and too stupid to focus on the real issue — we have serious problems in Athens and the least of which is CBS coverage.

JB

October 21st, 2013
7:56 am

We ALL know nothing will change in Athens. The President, the AD, Athletic Board are ALL happy with Richt. The bank account is full, He runs a clean program, wins 9 or 10 games a year and plays in a warm bowl for them to attend in first class ALL paid for. Life is good. You boys demanding championships need to find you another team LOL. It’s true and you know it.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 21st, 2013
7:56 am

A Cal-Berkeley professor knows squat about football and you are a joke.

Murray is 6′1″ – not 5′11″

This is a good argument that special team screw ups cost UGA all three games. I must really suck to think that you played and worked hard enough on defense & offense to win but the special teams cost you the game because they could not carry out the simplest execution like hiking the ball.

shep

October 21st, 2013
7:56 am

Too bad we do not have Garner to blame!

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
7:58 am

Believe it or not my moment came during (not after) last year’s SECCG. I just had this epiphany that its never going to happen under Richt. Never. Alabama was just tougher than us and wanted it more. They got down 11 and didn’t blink. You think our soft team could withstand that kind of assault? Richt sounded like somebody had died after we lost to Vandy. We’re soft. We get a couple of key injuries and everyone is moping around feeling sorry for themselves. Oh no that targeting penalty was so unfair!!!! Boofreakinghoo. It’s a joke and I’m ashamed of what this program has become. We beat the teams we’re supposed to beat (usually) and get our Lilly little azzes kicked by the teams that are just as big and strong as we are.

It’s not about X’s and O’s or a special teams coach or moving a guy over here or defending the wheel route or any crap like that. We’re just soft and have no resolve. We only play to our potential when things are going our way. We’re weak between the ears and it all starts with a head coach who can’t handle a reporter asking him about facts after yet another loss to a top team.

True story.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 21st, 2013
7:59 am

Garner is still to blame – it will take three more years tie erase the damage he did to the defense/

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
8:01 am

“”1980″”

33 years later

5 yards short

guess we have another 33 years since we are now living on “”5 yards short”" like we have done with 1980

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 21st, 2013
8:01 am

dawgfan – TROLL alert TROLL alert TROLL alert……blah blah blah blah blah blah

more like techfan.

JB

October 21st, 2013
8:05 am

Tell how bad it’s gotten. Go to the UGA message boards. Those hard core guys have given up. They poke fun at the program. They know the score. It’s the big money talking in Athens. 8, 9 wins is fine for the powers to be……and unless Richt quits, He’s what ya got. Those guys don’t even care anymore. Kind of sad.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 21st, 2013
8:05 am

Vandy didn’t win – UGA gave them the game.

fumbled punt – 7 points
errant hike – 7 points
targeting fouls – 7 points (refs must have been on Vandy’s pay roll – couldn’t suck that bad could they)

oakisland

October 21st, 2013
8:07 am

I have given up on Coach Richt and his entire non coaching staff. The offensive line is terrible and has been for years. Grantham is a joke. Bobo is to predictable and easy to plan and scheme for. Special teams are like the keystones kops. For gosh sakes, please make a change in our inept staff. I saw the LSU coach take all the blame for their loss to Ole Miss. I’ve never heard Richt call out his ” sorry overpaid can’t coachemup staff”. If we have to start over so be it, but something is amiss in Athens and I don’t see it getting any better. If Richt is kept, it should be demanded that he get a new defense coordinator, offensive line coach, secondary coach and someone who knows something about special teams and new offensive coordinator.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 21st, 2013
8:10 am

Really feel for the players that are sacrificing for the team on offense and defense only to let the special teams lose the game….. somebody needs to take control of the special teams. Saban uses what he terms as a “special assistant” to coach his special teams. That is how he gets around the limit put on the number of coaches you can hire! The NCAA has let him get away with it so far. Why not hire a “special assistant” – someone from the NFL to coach special teams.

JB

October 21st, 2013
8:10 am

oakisland. well said. Go to the UGA site, get’s Mcgarity’s email and send that please.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 21st, 2013
8:13 am

With all the injuries the UGA / Fla game may be 0-0 in the 4th quarter.

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
8:20 am

The good news is that this loss, only hurts for some of us. Those of you that wrote off the season that first night, are just in the normal mode this week.

LuckyDawg

October 21st, 2013
8:22 am

I’m trying to decide between skim milk or a soy based substitute.

It’s pretty thin and watery, whatever it is.

ARdawg

October 21st, 2013
8:33 am

Altamaha
True dat. But, I gotta tell ya, it hurts a lot even though I saw it coming

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
8:36 am

Aaron Murray is not a top 5 qb….I think he is the 20th best qb in the nation,……without all of our weapons he is about 50th best.

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
8:38 am

Flo- ri- duh…

I doubt it bro……fla will have their season high in points against us….no doubt about that. If you don’t believe me u haven’t been watching the games like u say u do.

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
8:40 am

Dawgfan @ 7:58…

I agree 100%

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
8:42 am

It does hurt. Even knowing or understanding or expecting, doesn’t make it easy. If somebody had read off this starting lineup to you in August, what would you have guessed the record would be? 8-4, 9-3? I said last week, I thought we were over-rated at #15, and we would lose again, maybe twice IF we didn’t get some players back. (I never thought we would lose even more).

UGA alumnus

October 21st, 2013
8:44 am

After the UT game, I predicted that UGA would be hard pressed to win two more games. My prediction is non course. I figured App State and KY would be those two. Now? Not sure KY is in the bank. UGA is at an all-time low point, similar ton the FOUR LOSSES IN A ROW.

AM was the UGA QB in TWO of the worst records in UGA history. THAT IS HIS legacy. He has done accomplished nothing as a passing QB.

Class of 71 & 73

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
8:45 am

Even Richt said he was worried about this year when things started going bad….the players would just fold…..like dawgfan said…they are weak between the ears.

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
8:48 am

Bill, you can ask rhetorically all you want, but IF our #1, and #2 long snapper are not cutting it, I doubt that putting just “anybody” on the team up there is going to be much of an upgrade.

And no they didn’t go out and recruit a better longsnapper last week. Or last year, obviously.

ARdawg

October 21st, 2013
8:49 am

After the the Mizzou loss I was thinking 8-4. But, now it’s looking like we’ll have to beat Tech to play in a bowl at 6-6. Back in August seeing this line up I would have said 7-5 with a lot of luck

UGA Insider

October 21st, 2013
8:50 am

If this has a positive side this is it….

McGarity had a long conversation with Grantham and Richt after the game and told them that UGA would be hiring a ST’s coach at years end and to deal with it I’m told.

In 30 years of watching football I have never seen a worse ST’s unit in my life. Like I said last Friday, UGA is the laughing stock of the league when it comes to ST’s.

As far as Bobo I am totally lost. Bobo has lost confidence in Murray and the Oline but still probably managed to win the last 2 games if not for ST’s miscues.

This season is lost…. The team has NO confidence on either side of the ball and the players don’t want any part of ST’s because they are so pathetic. UGA is going to finish 6-6 at best.

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
8:53 am

Hopefully we have Bennett and Gurley back by Kentucky. And Matthews. ( If we had those 3 out there, we are top 5 and barking right now), so I’d expect that to suffice to beat Kentucky. ….and hopefully not lose any more ie. Conley and JHC.

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
8:54 am

I think we should change the offense and go back to a Vince Dooley type of offense…just run run run run baby!! I think we should sign a running qb and average only about 10 pass attempts a game. I mean why not? Hell all of our WR’s get injured anyway and Murray has broke all the sec records and still nothing to show for it. 2014…I think gurley, hicks, and Marshall in the backfield at the same time!

JB

October 21st, 2013
8:54 am

THE power for Change in Athens is the Athletic dept. bank account. That is what the powers worship. Affect that and see something change.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
8:55 am

Les Miles after the Ole Miss game

“This one is on me. I take it,” Miles said. “I can tell you that I did a poor job on preparing this football team for playing this game”

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
8:55 am

Which position coach is getting fired, and what position is going to go without a coach next year, insider?

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
8:56 am

UGA coaching staff on Vandy loss

Not our fault it was the players

““we just struggled to do anything with any consistency all day long,” concluded that “execution was the main thing,”

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
8:57 am

JB, lets clarify your position today.

Fire Richt?

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
8:58 am

“Which position coach is getting fired, and what position is going to go without a coach next year, insider?”

How about TE’s we hardly use them enough in games anyway; TE’s could easily be coached by the recievers coach

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
9:02 am

I think everybody knows that a long snap high IS and execution error, as is a fumble. There is only so many way to sugar coat that. The players are big boys, not 3rd graders. They don’t need codling Ask THEM if they screwed up those plays, what do you think THEY would say?

Stop pretending that the coaches are trying to throw the players under the bus , and the valiant YOU are here to protect them.

Truth is that you couldn’t care less what the coaches had to say.

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
9:02 am

Oh great we’re going to hire a special teams coach. Whoopdeefreakingdoo. That’s like putting a bandaid over a freaking bullet wound. Give me a break. So maybe we beat Vandy and go to the Chicken Bowl this year if we have a ST coach. That’s certainly well worth the investment. We’ll be back on track then

What a laughable joke

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
9:04 am

I’ve wondered about that too. Oline coach and a WR coach sharing the TE, doesn’t seem that illogical to me. Till I look and see basically every program in the nation has a TE coach too. So there much be some reason that requires a separate position coach.

JB

October 21st, 2013
9:04 am

Ok, we are in year 13 of the Richt era
1. Defense last in the SEC
2. Special teams the worst maybe in college football
3. OL is poorly stocked and coached
4. New wrinkles in any phase of the game non existent
5.Back up are not ready or SEC caliber.
6. Under performing assit coach’s have a job for life
7. Game ” live adjustments” are very rare
8. Always loaded with ” excuses”
9. Game day Mgt. maybe the worst in SEC
10. Producing less with more champions every year.

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
9:05 am

actually no, as every analyst and most fans have already pointed out, a special teams coach would not have prevented fumbling a punt, so no need to let that bother you.

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
9:07 am

JB, just be patient. Richt needs more time.

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
9:07 am

I didn’t ask for that litany, JB. I get that you are not happy.

I’m simply asking, if that your position today? Do you want The University of Georgia to Fire Richt after this season, or not?

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
9:08 am

Les Miles after the Ole Miss game

“This one is on me. I take it,” Miles said. “I can tell you that I did a poor job on preparing this football team for playing this game”

Do we ever hear the UGA coaches take blame

No

They point the blame at player execution

““we just struggled to do anything with any consistency all day long,” concluded that “execution was the main thing,”

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
9:10 am

yea, I saw that post the first time you pasted it. Reads the same.

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
9:10 am

A special teams coach would also not teach our defense how to tackle, our O-line how to block, or do away with the general weak azz malaise that overcomes our team whenever the ball isn’t bouncing our way and things are fun.

RoweDawg

October 21st, 2013
9:11 am

Let’s stand by our coach. Dooley won it all in his 16th season so let’s be patient.

JB

October 21st, 2013
9:11 am

AlthamahaDawg…..Yea, I’m done. Injuries aside, that loss was on the staff. I’m thinking more the offense than the D. The O put them in some tight spots…..And Bobo could not find, or was willing to find, a way to move the ball. Special teams is an ongoing problem. Great teams make a blunder now and then, but not regularly. I’m ready for something different……But, Since I gave my tickets up years ago, I really don’t have a say. The folks putting in the big bucks do though.

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
9:13 am

No, that would not be the job of a special teams coach.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
9:14 am

“yea, I saw that post the first time you pasted it. Reads the same.”

yea it does

Just like 2 or more losses every year with player execution being the excuse

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 21st, 2013
9:15 am

One of the great mysteries of this season is “what happened to the tight ends”? Coming out of high school Lynch & Rome were rated the #1 or #2 TE in the country, respectively, in their class. Last year they showed they were very capable of making plays. This year they have disappeared – why?

JB

October 21st, 2013
9:15 am

RoweDawg, good one.

JB

October 21st, 2013
9:17 am

Would love to see a poll this morning…………….Of the season ticket holders.

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
9:17 am

Yes, Richt needs more time. Maybe McGarity will have another one of those “What can I do for you?” talks with him again. That seems to have worked out well. Maybe Richt needs a more ergonomic chair in his office. Maybe the lighting isn’t right and its hampering his creativity?

Let’s stand by our coach and do whatever we need to do to make him more comfortable so he can do his job better. Somebody go get him a Capri Sun. The little guy is thirsty.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
9:21 am

“One of the great mysteries of this season is “what happened to the tight ends”?”

yea

Just like “Cutting Edge Football” thats been a mystery too

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 21st, 2013
9:35 am

Dawgs, with Gurley, Matthews & Bennett back, should have enough to beat an “offenseless” Reptile team. Then App State & Kentucky & Tech all should be “W”’s . The game in question will be Aubarn. If Dawgs lose that game (don’t think they will) and go 8-4 Richt will be back and probably Grantham. 2014 will be Grantham’s make or break year. Bobo’ s back also. 2014 will be a pivotal year for Mark Richt and it should be a good year with a lot of starters returning. Lose more than 4 games and heads will roll after this year … but not Richt’s

*** Like it or not Richt’s about to get a Special Teams Coordinator.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 21st, 2013
9:41 am

Football is UGA’s cash cow and McGarity’s job is to keep the cash flowing or he will be out of a job. Any more screw ups this year and Kirby Smart is on speed dial.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
9:41 am

we lose 2 or more games again next year

its not that hard of a prediction if you lay off the kool-aid

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
9:41 am

FloriDuh, sounds great. I’m really excited. I just made my hotel reservations in central Florida for New Year’s 2015 and 2016. Can’t wait.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
9:45 am

“Any more screw ups this year and Kirby Smart is on speed dial.”

LOL

Wont happen;

what will happen is the Athletic Dept will sit back and call everyone a “Society of the Miserable”

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 21st, 2013
9:46 am

Spurrier is much nearer retirement now than he was at the beginning of 2013 when he basically predicted that the Game Clucks would win the east. I expect him to lose to Clemson also. His recruiting of top level talent has already begun to dry up and Clowney is NFL gone.

Don’t be surprised if Spud (age 67 now) retires to Del Webb retirement community in Hilton Head at the end of the season. Then S.C. will revert back to where they belong – near the bottom.

Fat Pie

October 21st, 2013
9:46 am

Cough… Cough…

Gawja ain’t man enough to beat Awbarn.

JB

October 21st, 2013
9:49 am

We are two plays away ( Tenn/LSu games) from being 2-5. Every game left this year is a toss up for 3 reasons. lousy defense, Mental state of team and Spec teams. Looking for the return of Clemons, Matthews, Gurley and Bennett to prevent that.

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
9:49 am

I even predicted the score….I said 31-27 vandy….I will damned…I should’ve played the lottery that day.

Fat Pie

October 21st, 2013
9:50 am

@Flo-Ri-Duh

Bobby Petrino will be more than happy take over for the Evil Genius. Florida won’t take him, because Texas won’t take Muschamp back now.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 21st, 2013
9:50 am

Aubarn picks up a few more criminals and just reloads. Crime pays.

Fat Pie

October 21st, 2013
9:54 am

Yep… Awbarn knows how to get the most out of Penal Colony rejects. ;-)

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 21st, 2013
9:55 am

Muschump is about to be on the HOT SEAT too….. losing three in a row to UGA is a no no…. and that’s a strong possibility. Two losses already and another to the DAWGS & to FSU for sure. Kind of classless how Jimbo kicked that 20 yard field goal ahead 48-7 on Clempson with three minutes to go.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
9:57 am

I will hand it to Auburn……

When they want a championship; the program will go out and make door to door donation calls to all the trailer parks to fund up enough money to buy themselves a good team ;)

Fat Pie

October 21st, 2013
9:59 am

If only Georgia had trailer parks… ;-)

BankerDawg

October 21st, 2013
10:00 am

I’m reading this blog and there is a “divided” Dawg Nation. One one hand you have Richt apologists and on the other you have the “fire everyone” crowd. Let me be clear and state that I am one Dawg fan that is sick and tired of mediocrity. It’s only an opinion, and some may disagree, but this is how I see it:

1). Richt has had 13 years to elevate the program to elite status. In those years there have been 8 National championships won in the SEC. Richt has none of them. We’ve suffered through him hiring his best friend as DC after we lose our NFL caliber DC to the pro’s, and our defense has been in a constant state of repair ever since. We’ve had just as much NFL talent come through our program as Alabama, LSU, Auburn, and Florida but they have all elevated their programs to reach their highest potential. Richt has not. Everyone in the country knows that both Bobo and Gratham are not SEC caliber coordinators. The results speak for themsleves.

2). Offensive Line – this has been a hallmark problem ever since Richt has been in Athens. If the truth be told, we get our share of 4 star talent but they come from prep schools or JUCO transfers. We are soft and thin every year in and out. Football, as I understand it, starts in the trenches. Richt and Bobo have never understood that Skill plyers done mean squat without a nasty Oline.

3). Coaching Overhaul – there is allot of discussion around what “might” happen if we had wholesale changes to our coaching staff. Yes, it is a risky move and could set us back a few years. That said, I think there is a considerable number of Dawg fans that would be ok with that if we knew the upside was we would be on a new path. I do not think that would be the case. The most popular traget is Kirby. I like this choice for 3 reasons. One, he is a former GA player from South GA. We would not see any drop off in recruiting if he was hired. Now that FSU and Auburn are coming back, south of Macon is a clear target for these schools. We have been losing this battle as of late. Second, we run the same offensive and defensive scheme that Alabama runs.The only difference is play calling and execution. Ii think we would see an immediate improvement in our defense if not just from an “attitude” standpoint. Third, he would bring the Alabama “standard” to UGA. No more hiring your best buddy or keeping someone around because he has 6 kids. This is a business and needs to be run that way. Performance is the only thing that matters.

That’s my vent. I know all the arguments about injuries etc blah, blah, blah. The simple fact is that our backups are not prepared. 7 games into the season and we have regressed, not gotten better. It’s time for a change and we have to be willing to live with those consequences.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
10:00 am

“Muschump is about to be on the HOT SEAT too….. losing three in a row to UGA is a no no….”

you would think the UGA fanbase and Athletic Dept would adopt the same philosophy; instead as long as you can win 10 games every year or so, and beat a has been program in GT you are set for a lifetime contract

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 21st, 2013
10:00 am

Is Mizz-who? that good or did they get fortunate …. what with UGA and the Reptiles being devastated with injuries??? I will take the later. Though Mizz-who? has a decent defense and very good WR’s.

Looks like Bummer / Mizz-who? now for the SEC crown. Could be a good one.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 21st, 2013
10:09 am

Speaking as a TRUE Dawg fan I want UGA to win ALL of their remaining games…. some on here calling themselves “fans” get giddy when the Dawgs screw up…. TROLLS you know who you are and I’ll “out” you another day.

Grantham’s “D” was a big disappointment in 2012 to say the least. What with all the suspensions and dismissals they where awful most of the year. This year, with the youth, it is more understandable. Grantham is on the bubble.

Mobile Dawg

October 21st, 2013
10:10 am

Well said Banker Dawg. I feel like I’ve been preaching those thoughts since 2007. I tried to be cautiously optimistic this year, but always had that feeling that we might regress to what we’ve been. A consistently inconsistent team. Last year was the closest we had come to becoming whole again, the worm in the season being totally unprepared against USC.

No since in beating a dead horse and saying the same things over and over. I’m truly disappointed in the way this season is playing out, although I can’t say I’m surprised. I hate to say it but I can no longer get myself excited about Georgia Football. Using some of our HC’s quotes, this is “NOT” Georgia Football, and I have to laugh about his gaffe on studying “Cutting Edge Football”.

It’s time to move on to the next chapter. Richt needs to just leave, or be let go….

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 21st, 2013
10:11 am

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Flo-Ri-Duh

October 21st, 2013
10:14 am

The TARGETING rule is ruining football….. cheerleaders get more contact on the sidelines now.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 21st, 2013
10:16 am

The TARGETING rule will turn football in to that sissy game they play over in Europe called soccer.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
10:16 am

” This year, with the youth, it is more understandable.”

So now that the season is over

Why not play Mason 2 qtrs the rest of the year in each game and play everyone that is wearing a uniform throughout every Qtr of the ball game to give everyone experience for next year

Owen Scott, III

October 21st, 2013
10:19 am

Solid analysis, Bill. Vandy is a game we should have won. The three losses have all been due to the other team executing better and making fewer mistakes, not because they had better talent. One problem has been inexperienced players subbing for injured vets making mistakes. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the only problem.

oakisland

October 21st, 2013
10:20 am

BankerDawg: Well said, I have backed Richt for years but this last game against Vandy was the last straw. Every year, high expectations, disappointments, same damn excuses.

Owen Scott, III

October 21st, 2013
10:21 am

The thought crossed my mind with the targeting penalties maybe the SEC crews are still punishing us for the endzone celebration against UF…

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
10:22 am

I guess for me, I just don’t care, what “soundbites” coaches give out after a loss. As IF Miles was saying anything sincere or meaningful. Sure. I don’t care what Richt says after a loss. A loss is a loss. If he points out the factors, people jump him, if he fell on a sword, people would jump on him exactly the same. Not sure what is accomplished by some phony coach remorse. He’s the head guy, and they lost. I think it goes without saying the implication there.

Fat Pie

October 21st, 2013
10:24 am

“Grantham is on the bubble.”

That would be the bubble that delusional dawg fans live in, I reckon. He sure ain’t on nobody else’s bubble. If he’d had a single offer from another program, he’d already be gone.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
10:28 am

The point is it has always been player execution as the excuse for why this program loses in games it shouldnt or losing the big games

almost every time a loss occurs its “we didnt execute”

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
10:32 am

Well I for one think its necessary to beat a dead horse until someone gets the dead horse out of my freaking living room. It’s stinking up the place.

Sure there’s risk in firing Richt but what about the risk in keeping him? Everyone just acts like 9 or 10 win seasons are a given every year, including myself. Not so fast my friend. We’ll have new QBs in each of the next two years. Our offense needs chemistry and timing to work effectively. It’s obvious all that young talent on defense wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. They’ve only shown improvement when we played Vandy and their QB got hurt. I guess what I’m saying is I possibly see us headed for a cataclysmic meltdown in the next couple of years. I mean 6-7 or 5-7 type seasons.

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
10:33 am

Well did they execute?

Not really the point, anyway. You are creating a context to insert their words into. ASK the players if they believe the coaches overly blamed them for the Vandy loss, and what do you think they would say?

ARdawg

October 21st, 2013
10:34 am

Accountability is important Alt and there doesn’t seem to be much at all from the coaching staff. There is a glaring sword for Bobo to fall on and he is oblivious to it. Ultra conservative play calling with 5-6 minutes left first with a 6 point lead and again with a 3 point lead is all on him. We needed points. He was content to try to run out a 6 minute clock. IMHO, that is what “lost” the Vandy game. Also, why the comeback stalled in the Mizzou game as well. Epic Fail: Bobo

Mobile Dawg

October 21st, 2013
10:34 am

Exactly Flat, do you think that Richt doesn’t know that’s part of his job, to teach execution through coaching? I know I’m not there, but from the outside looking in it just seems he’s oblivious to what he needs to be doing, otherwise we wouldn’t seem to exhibit the same weakness, make the same mistakes year after year. Seems like he’s going to do things the way he’s always done them regardless of the result, because it’s just easier.

ARdawg

October 21st, 2013
10:35 am

Coaches are not accountable, neither will be the players. It’s turning into a CYA scenario

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
10:37 am

dawgfan, Richt AIN”T getting fire.

and the majority of the calls in here today are phony as hell. It’s the exact same team, exact same coach as it was Friday. Nothing has changed. If somebody wasn’t wanting him fired Friday, they are just being emotional about it today. Bottom line, we lost a game and fans are mad about it. Stop pretending that there is some noble cause at stake.

Mobile Dawg

October 21st, 2013
10:39 am

Altamaha, although you know I respect you and your opinions, I think you could use a little more emotion. Technically speaking Richt hasn’t failed, but, should the fans, supporters, and alumni expect more?

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
10:40 am

Their jobs are on the line, that’s all the accountability required. I just personally do not need for the coaches to come out with some contrition to make the fans feel better after a lose. Not that it would. It’s phony, and changes nothing. I care more about what they say in the meeting rooms today.

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
10:43 am

Well I’ll keep beating that dead horse until he does get fired. I love Georgia football too much not to.

Sorry bro. Your boy is going down eventually. It’s not a matter of “if” anymore, just “when.”

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
10:44 am

Well since we have no idea what they’re saying in the meeting rooms all we have to go on is the results? How are those looking Altamaha?

Jack Bull

October 21st, 2013
10:44 am

yep, let’s get us somebody like Muschamp or Smart, who like to yell a lot, therefore makes them great head coaching candidates.
and then get us a ST coach, so that our best long snapper won’t snap a high, but catchable ball, or that we won’t fumble a punt. solves everything I tell ya..
and then get us an OC who calls only one play, and doesn’t give the QB a chance to look at the D and choose between 3 or 4 plays. We surely don’t want our QB having that kind of responsibility. Especially a 5th yr Sr.
and of course, get us a new DC, preferably a someone like Va Tech has, or even LSU. One who stays where he’s at for a long time and knows what he’s doing..
This remedies everything.

Mobile Dawg

October 21st, 2013
10:45 am

He won’t be fired, he would have to be talked into a resignation and retirement.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
10:49 am

Its been obvious for years the glaring problems at UGA

One of them was of the field issues ( I will give Richt credit for doing something about that)

but the following has been the same every year

>Lack of defense since 2005 (from d-line issues to the secondary
>Lack of good O-line recruiting and coaching
>Special teams disasters every year
>Lack of intensity (yes we have a few games where players are really fired up to play Auburn blackout; FL dancing; this years LSU and SC game; I will say the SEC championship game last year) but for the most part the team looks like they are attending a math lecture until someone cranks up top 20 hit on the loud speakers

and of course

>offensive play calling ( once again we see the conservative play calls come out ) you would think by now after coaching a multitude of games we would be beyond this and would have realized by now it loses you ball games

> and I just add inconsistency (one game the offense looks good; then the next game the O-line isnt even blocking; then its special teams; then its the defense)

I would like to know when will a team be fielded that plays consistent on every aspect of the game throughout a season (sure there are going to be miscues in every game) but not to the point of an entire game

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
10:50 am

Mobile, we are about 2 players away form being in the top 5 and barking.
I’m hurt by it, sure. I was very emotional, for about 2 hours after the game. It’s Monday and reality is here.

Sure, I can do that emotional song and dance, if it’ll make you all feel better. But I am not going to sit here and pretend to want the coaches fired. We are exactly where you ALL know we rightfully should be given the turn of events.

IF they had mismanaged the team we are supposed to have, that’s one thing, but all this is basically about not managing a bunch of freshman against a difficult schedule, and not producing enough points without the players to do it.

So , has this staff managed a badly damaged team to the best? No. I’d say that was clear. Does it matter? Not really. I’m not interested in who is best at managing a pretty bad team. So basically the discussion is about something that doesn’t matter in my book.

We don’t HAVE a top 10 team and just not getting it done.

(now if you want to talk about recruiting, or gaps in certains areas…….fine) That’s a different topic. But that was not any different Friday as it is today.

ARdawg

October 21st, 2013
10:52 am

Well that’s just it, at Georgia, their jobs are not on the line as long as they deflect and cover thine azz. I believe in the “next man up” philosophy and that should extend to coaches, too

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
10:53 am

I must have missed the part where anyone said Smart was a great head coaching candidate simply because he yells a lot. I don’t remember anyone saying that. He’s a great head coaching candidate because he an integral part of a program that is currently dominating college football in an unprecedented manner. He is a great head coaching candidate because he understands and has seen first hand how to win and win big. Most importantly, and this cannot be overstated, he is a great head coaching candidate because he would undoubtedly bring a level of passion and tenacity to this program that has been sorely lacking for quite some time now.

But you just keep chugging that Kool Aid and telling yourself we only want him because he yells a lot. Say hello to the tooth fairy for me.

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
10:53 am

and you calling the head coach of the UGA football team……….”your boy is going down” pretty much sums up your role in any of this “fan”.

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
10:56 am

Huh? AR. So you honestly think that the administration of the UGAAA are relying on sound bites as to make their decision?

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
11:00 am

not sure that would really want to bring in the 5th string HC? are you? ARDawg. That’s not really a very good analogy.

ARdawg

October 21st, 2013
11:01 am

Alt,
No. But, when addressing the public (fans) after such a loss, some accountability is important. He’s the coach and they want to know what he thinks. “Fail to execute” is pretty generic and nonspeak for “blow it out of your anus”

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
11:03 am

I feel sorry for you dawgfan. Obviously you have completely lost sight of the very reason that you are even a “fan” of college football IF your stated goal is nothing more than calling for the head coach to be fired till it happens? why even bother following along till then, if that is your function.

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
11:04 am

Was that English?

ARdawg

October 21st, 2013
11:04 am

Alt
Actually I think it’s a good analogy. It is about clear expectations and accountability isn’t it? Whether it’s coach or player?

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
11:10 am

Fail to execute………. is to me, a pretty protective and sympathetic to his players, way to say……..our damn long snapper refuses to do what he is brought in to do, ……or………don’t fumble the damn ball and we win the game.

And let’s just not pretend that Anything they said was going to inform the fans. They want their pound of flesh. That’s all. SO, yes I would agree, that from that perspective, maybe other words could be used. Again, ASK the players if they have any problems with what was said after the loss. What do you think they would say?

I’m going to go with the players, and not a couple of fans. (to which I think are reaching to even make this point)

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
11:13 am

Do you really think those coaches are sitting there this morning , telling each other that they are doing a wonderful job, and the stupid players are just making them look bad?

Come on man!

Jack Bull

October 21st, 2013
11:14 am

well, the yelling shows passion, ya know. you can’t have passion without yelling a lot..there’s just no way.
and i’m sure glad folks didn’t run Dooley off after 13 yrs, or he wouldn’t have his NC..
tooth fairy said you should probably floss a bit more, btw.

BankerDawg

October 21st, 2013
11:14 am

AltamahaDawg – I have been reading your posts for years. You, obviously, dont think the answer is a coaching change. So what is the answer to UGA’s recent history of being unprepared, being out coached, being out recruited, and excuse making? If you start with injuries, youth, etc I will point you to many other teams that are having sucess despite the same. Im not looking at our problems through the prism of one year, I think we have deeper more dire issues then that within our program.

Desert Fox

October 21st, 2013
11:19 am

That comment on how GA engineered its loss to Vandy was just eloquent. Well put, Bill. I honestly doubt that either Bobo or CMR had a clue to compensate for the loss of their best receivers. They didn’t try. Did they even try a long pass? Also, anyone know what happened to JJ Green in the 2d half? Douglas was out there the majority of the time. Granted Douglas is the bigger of the two and better up the “dreaded middle”. Hindsight being 20/20, a fresh JJ may not have fumbled on GA’s final drive. Know that’s not realistic but just adds more fuel to the fire that our coaches do not have much foresight or pay attention to detail. That’s what separates good coaching staffs from great ones, aka, AL, and NC’s.

BankerDawg

October 21st, 2013
11:21 am

AltamahaDawg – who are the two players you keep referring to that would have us still in the Top 5? Gurley and Bennett?

ARdawg

October 21st, 2013
11:21 am

Alt
In the meeting rooms today i’m afraid they are repeating almost verbatim the same conversations they had after the Mizzou loss.

What is the point of post game comments if at the very least they are not going to be forthright with the comments?

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
11:25 am

With the talent UGA has had in the Richt era…..we should of won the sec 4 times by now and 1 national title. But hey Richt does the least with the most….so you kool aid folks can have him….I can’t wait till the day he gets fired or retires!!!!

Thom

October 21st, 2013
11:27 am

Depending on the Florida game they should let Manson play for at least a quarter against App st. what do they have to loose. Might as well to take advantage of a lost season to get him ready for next year.
Thoughts.

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
11:28 am

What teams would that be Bankerdawg?
Name me team that is playing 5 freshman on defense, and relying on their 4th string RB, and 6th string WR, that is not losing games?

Thom

October 21st, 2013
11:28 am

Sorry, before anyone starts Mason…

Mobile Dawg

October 21st, 2013
11:31 am

I think one of Richt’s problems is that he treats his players and like grown men. I think most college kids have to be treated like just that, kids. To much ( controversial statement ) love and brotherhood. I just don’t think the Dawgs stay enough on the edge, thus the inconsistent approach they take game to game. You don’t have to yell and scream but, they need a disciplinarian that they have a “healthy” fear of. Again this is only one symptom of several flaws in Richt’s coaching, IMO.

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
11:31 am

well I don’t know that I “keep referring to”, but yes those 2. OR Marshall and JSW.
I guess I could say Gurley and Mitchell, if you just wanted the names of two player with whom we are FAR more capable of winning with, but I meant more recently.

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
11:32 am

We have been whipped at the line of scrimmage by mizzou, vandy and Clemson. I thought Richt made the right hire for the strength and conditioning…..if this is the cutting edge Richt is talking about then we are doomed!

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
11:35 am

I saw rumph on the sidelines jumping up and down,,,,why is he not playing? Rumph has the hamstring of an polio victim! Tibbs is not progressing either…..Conley dropped a touchdown pass too…..I say fire tony ball as well…..he has peaked as well.

Mobile Dawg

October 21st, 2013
11:36 am

Looks like the recent problems with Murray and his receivers lack of being effective and in sync have as much to do with the OL’s inability to protect him as inexperience.

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
11:36 am

shhhh, don’t mention any players, making mistakes…

Mobile Dawg

October 21st, 2013
11:38 am

I think cutting edge football may be moving from the big bulky OL style that we play to a smaller, stronger, more athletic type OL. We are being whipped basically by missing blocks due to the DL being quicker and more athletic.

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
11:41 am

I’d say it’s all connected Mobile. If the QB knows without looking where the guy is going to be, he probably needs a second less time of protection.

What I recall was always so nice about Murray/Bennett was how quick it always was.

EasleyDog

October 21st, 2013
11:44 am

JayX: You sound like some of the “real” UGA fans that have plagued Georgia for years. Murray was good enough to keep us close to Clemson in the opener but you have to remember that the defense is very, very young. We are using 8 to 14 freshmen on the 2 deep roster. I have watched these kids play and they still play like they did in high school, not instinctive but read and react. Wiggins has come a long way in his development but he’s still young. I will agree that Bobo needs to stretch the field with Reggie Davis. He’s supposed to be real fast but those plays take time to develop. Left tackle and right tackle on offense is still a weakness. Oh by the way, Murray broke Tebone’s record for total offense and is closing in on Danny Worthless’ record for TD passes. Don’t throw the dawgs or the coaching staff under the bus!

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
11:44 am

Why are we going to play at auburn for the 2nd straight year in a row??? Haha….absolutely does not make any sense! Haha. Don’t worry folks……Richt is still working on the cutting edge! Woo hoo!

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
11:44 am

Unfortunately I just can’t see Bennett being 100% when he gets back, or Todd Gurley being as able to carry it 20 times.

We are going to lose without them however, so 80% is better than not

Durty Burd

October 21st, 2013
11:44 am

JayX please go and have lunch, this is not A.M fault, Coach Bobo goes into conservative zone and the senior qb is just following orders…

It is amazing to me to see Offensive coordinators try to sit on leads with so many teams having explosive spread offenses. Dump, Dummy, Dummer!

Only Alabama can sit on a lead, because they know how to play fundementally sound football…nuff said! Sick Bulldogs! hehehehe!

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
11:45 am

35, can you repeat that joke a 4th time. It’s so funny.

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
11:47 am

It’s not like our offense was killing it and Bobo shut it down. We only HAD a decent lead on the pick 6 and a couple of stalled drive FGs.

ARdawg

October 21st, 2013
11:49 am

I don’t see Gurley or Bennett as being big impact players in the FL game either. Those are delicate injuries and often require a steady build of confidence. The bright side is Bobo may see a need to throw it vertical with Bennett in the game

old dog

October 21st, 2013
11:51 am

We toted a whoopin’ at the line of scrimmage….period. The need for a special-teams coach goes now w/o saying. A new QB beat us. Our d got more assignments boogered up than is imaginable. Yes, the terrible calls hurt badly. However, we should not have been in a position against Vandy that it was of any consequence. We have lost powerful starters, true. But the special teams gifts to other teams as well as a lack of aggressiveness and our D not helping out an ailing O is bad. By the way Bill, having grown up milking cows on a dairy you are right; the cream does rise to the top. We used to scoop it out of the tank for the coffee on those cold early (3:30am) mornings, especially in winter. And, the clabber goes to the bottom; correct again. We have given our utmost effort to join the clabber. Everyone hates to lose and unfortunately we are doing that now. However, we need to let someone else totally knock us out w/o all the self-inflicted wounds we have so graciously donated to the demise of such a once promising season.
And now, to finish, maybe our beloved band will PLEASE stop playing that “Prelude to other team getting first down” they play when the opponent has a third. I am sure by now that since football is largely a game of emotion that the other team gets fired up when THEY hear it, as it signifies an almost certain first for them!!

Fat Pie

October 21st, 2013
11:51 am

Vandy is simply better than Georgia — even with their backup quarterback.

How do you expect the coaches to do anything about that?

Durty Burd

October 21st, 2013
11:56 am

When a new qb comes why don’t the opposing DC blitz? Why don’t they make these quarterback make great throws? Why don’t UGA use their Fullback or Tightend are they not 4 star recruits?

Tune next time same dawg channel,same dawg station…lol

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
11:58 am

Oh I think they are very impactful. I just don’t think those guys are going to win the game on their personal performance. Why tey matter though, is ………we needed a couple more 1st downs to have completely changed the direction of either of these loses. I don’t think we need Bennett to make any spectacular plays to give us a higher chance of converting 3rd down.

I would also be less worried about ball security with it in Gurley’s hands.

You would think they simply give the offense a bit more confidence/familiarity too.

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
11:58 am

Notice how Kool Aiders like Altamaha never want to have a substantive discussion about the big picture. They’ll pick all these petty little fights over some BS about our coach making “sound bites” but if you ask them a simple question like “why do we lose to good teams” or “how will Richt win a national title” they won’t answer the question.

It’s like they are trying to distract everyone form something, like how Richt isn’t a very good coach for instance.

ARdawg

October 21st, 2013
12:03 pm

Sans Douglas’s 2 fumbles at inopportune times both, Green and Douglas have done an admirable job toting the mail. True they are not Gurley and Marshall but those two have manned up and got the job done. The running game or lack of Gurley isn’t why we lost those last two games.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
12:05 pm

Buck Belue just said

Richt
Gratham
Lilly

are at fault for the loss

funny I didnt hear about “lack of player execution”

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
12:06 pm

Buck Belue also said Mason needs to start playing

hmmmm

I think someone has been mentioning that as well

Durty Burd

October 21st, 2013
12:07 pm

Although I really like CMR, the game has simply passed him bye. The special teams play had been shoddy for years. The offense is usually inconsistent and the defensive in the past 2yrs has not been able to stop anyone…

CLEAN HOUSE, It’s time to CLEAN HOUSE…

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
12:09 pm

yes, they have. BIG JJ fan here. and we have put up some yards, But I think Gurley turns -1, into +3, and can turn a decent run into a TD. I just think we are more consistent in the running game with him in there.

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
12:15 pm

Richt has proven that with a healthy big time running back we are virtually unstoppable, like in 2008 when Knowshon ran for 1400 yards and we in no shape form or fashion lost to every good team we played that year.

Let’s ride the no Gurley excuse and see if everyone buys it to save Richt’s job.

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
12:16 pm

Don’t worry guys………Richt is still working on the cutting edge! I know that was 3 years ago when he started. But when he get’s finished…we are going to amazing! Woo Hoo!!!!

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
12:18 pm

I was wrong, it wasn’t funnier the 4th time.

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
12:19 pm

Save Richt’s job? it would have to be in danger, to save it.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
12:19 pm

I guess Buck Belue is a Fraud now for calling out the coaching staff

JRock

October 21st, 2013
12:24 pm

Let’s change it to flag football since you can’t hit anyone anymore ! Ref’s need to be held to a standard like the players. If they have stupid calls then they need to be suspended a few games !

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
12:25 pm

I guess I’m just imagining all these people who say they don’t want him as our coach anymore and are tired of the half azzed status quo. I also must have dreamt up the embarrassing loss to Vandy which tells me we are capable of losing more games and that we aren’t very good.

Don’t worry Altamaha, I’m sure your mancrush will be fine.

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
12:27 pm

Buck Belue just needs to shut his pie hole because Richt isn’t going anywhere. It’s okay to lose to Vandy as long as there are plenty of excuses to fall back on.

Durty Burd

October 21st, 2013
12:27 pm

UGA fans seem to focus on singulary instances where the players fail to execute. The problem is coaching. Every SEC teams has 4 and 5 stars recruits some you do not have to coach up, but the majority of the players need to be coached up. Right now the OC and DC coaches plus CMR are not able to consistently coached up these players, thus the myriad of penalties, mistakes, miss tackles and turnovers.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
12:28 pm

Can anyone tell me………………….

When is the “”Dream Team”" and “”Dream Team II”" going to start playing “”Cutting Edge Football”" so we can start “”Knocking on the Door To Greatness”"???

Maybe they should start reading the New york times best seller “”Energy Vampires”" and cancel their membership to “The Society of the Miserable’s” and we might just see them “”Finish The Drill”"

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
12:34 pm

We need more catchy slogans. Yeah, that’s the ticket. Let’s wear black jerseys against Florida and come up with a catchy slogan, maybe throw in a little dancing on the sidelines too. I’m sure the guys will have plenty of time to come up with something since Richt says they need a break and they won’t be practicing that much. Catchy slogan + black jerseys + sideline dancing = no chance for Florida or anyone else.

This is Mark Richt Football.

McDawg

October 21st, 2013
12:40 pm

its called crappy recruiting

how in the world we don’t have someone who can play in the secondary

and BTW Nick Marshall was terrible on special teams-not sure he would have been the answer if he wasn’t a discipline problem

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

October 21st, 2013
12:46 pm

If you’d sign more players and quit whining about Alabama oversigning, your depth problems wouldn’t be as bad. You are your own worst any DAWGS!

Capt. Richt, Road boss

October 21st, 2013
12:52 pm

“What we got here……….is a failure to execute.”

gsuga

October 21st, 2013
1:03 pm

Just remember if you get a new coach that is a top notch assistant for someone else you will have to put up with “On the Job Training” again as with Richt.

Grantham needs to go. He has not adjusted his defense to meet the talent that he has. Also after seven games those starters are not inexperienced anymore. Just not coached up to the level they should have in seven weeks.

You have to remember one thing about Dooley teams if you are old enough to have seen his good years…He also had Erk Russell….VG, Martinez, nor Grantham even come remotely close to what Russell did for GA.

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
1:08 pm

Losing to vandy will hurt us in recruiting……rumor is sony michel is looking around! Thanks Richt! Smdh!

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
1:14 pm

I thought our defense took a very positive step forward this past game. Anybody with me on that?

UGA Insider

October 21st, 2013
1:18 pm

I can’t believe how much the offense has changed is 3 short weeks!!! It is amazing to watch. I think we are witnessing the end of the CMR era at UGA. Mike Adams is not there to save him this time.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
1:30 pm

No;

our defense played Vandy who had their 2nd string QB playing and

their offense isnt even in the top 50 in total yds
their offense isnt even in the top 50 in rushing

Ask that question when the Aub and Tech game are in the books

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
1:31 pm

I’m pretty sure that McGarity has a copy of our player roster somewhere in his office.

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
1:34 pm

yea, I guess I was just mistaken because I was going on the events of the game when I thought that. I hadn’t check the rankings on footballstats.com.
sorry, flat.

BankerDawg

October 21st, 2013
1:36 pm

Those players certianly would give the offense a lift. Namely Gurley and Mitchell. Both of those guys are “game changing” type of players. However, the offensive line inconsistency and defensive play is a glaring example to me that it wouldnt matter. I am of the shool of thinking that if your defense can hold a team to less than 24 points then you should win that game. Well, we havent had a defense like that since what, 2008?

Here’s my bottom line….I look at Florida State and what Jimo Fisher has done down there. He’s playing a red shirt freshman QB (not a 5th year senior) and that team looks legit from the top to the bottom. Their offensive line had their way with Clemson’s dline, who GA had trouble with the entire game. Point is, we need to figure out how to do more with “less” not do “less” with more.

The biggest glaring problem is our coordinators. They are not SEC caliber. I’m not going to sit hereand say that they dont try, or that they dont prepeare. Thats ludicrous. But I will state that I think that they are in over their head and get out coached by the best in the SEC more times then not. That, my friend, is the reason for GA’s woes. The only way to cure that is to get rid of Richt, unfortuantely. But, thats what it comes down to. Will it happen? Probably not.

BankerDawg

October 21st, 2013
1:37 pm

Flat – let that sink in for a minute. We got beat two weeks in a row by back up QB’s from mid tier SEC teams.

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
1:41 pm

Here we are talking about “positive steps forward” in a loss to Vandy. Who are we, Austin Peay?

Richt is doing a fantastic job.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
1:42 pm

BankerDawg

it has

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
1:45 pm

I think that Richt and his co-ordinators, are why we aren’t beating Alabama.

Why we are, where we are now, are injuries, plain and simple.
Without them , we are top 5, second best team in team in the SEC, and probably not quite good enough to beat Alabama in the CG. THATS the deal. Being that, is a fair debate as to if that is acceptable, but that’s the truth and everybody knows that. (and IF Alabama had as many as we did, they are proportionally affected as well) No need to try to make it out to be any more complicated that it is.

Now If you are seriously critical of the recruiting/signing/kicking off issue that got us to where we are not very good with our 4th string that’s fine. Again that was true last week, and during the summer. Were you calling for Richt to be fired then?

But let’s not pretend that we are a contender caliber, and just held back by poor coaching right now.

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
1:48 pm

That’s what makes all the injury talk so ludicrous. We’re losing to teams that can’t hold our jock in recruiting and don’t even have their starting quarterbacks.

But I’m seeing some positive steps forward so we should extend Richt’s contract.

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
1:51 pm

You were going to get me a list of teams with severely injured offenses, playing 5 freshman on defense, that are having success, too.

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
1:52 pm

I would have traded Murray, for the other players we have lost on offense, in a heartbeat.

RawDawg

October 21st, 2013
1:57 pm

It’s a shame how this season has turned out, particularly for Murray. He put himself in a position to really be playing well this season, only to be undermined by offensive weapons dropping all around him, an underachieving defense, and truly bad special teams play. He deserved better in his senior outing.

On the targeting rule, the NCAA needs to get rid of the ejection element all together, and restrict the definition to including launching, helmet to helmet type plays only. A 15 yard penalty is sufficient to get the point across, ejection is over the top.

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
1:57 pm

That’s wild speculation on your part. We were giving up 32 points per game before the injuries. Every game was going to be a wild shootout even before anyone got hurt an that’s living dangerously. Plenty of losable games left on the schedule with Florida’s great defense and a resurgent Auburn. To sit here and act like we’d be a lock for the SECCG without the injuries is laughable. And 2nd best in the SEC? Manziel would have 1000 yards of offense against our joke D. We’d have to score 70 to win that game.

old dog

October 21st, 2013
1:58 pm

Once when speaking on Don Shula, Bum Phillips said: “He can take your’n and whoop his’n, and his’n and whoop your’n.”
Grantham is a little different; he can take his’n and lose to your’n, and you’rn and lose to his’n.

Skokie Dog

October 21st, 2013
1:59 pm

Pseudo-fan here, and to those who continue to claim that making a change at the head coach position will cause the program to regress for up to five years, I suggest that you have a look at the results they have enjoyed at Texas A&M, Auburn, and Ole Miss before you get too caught up in your generalization. I’m not saying that these programs are in the hunt for a national championship yet, but they’re better off than they were as recently as one or two seasons ago.
What we’re seeing at U.Ga. this season is what happens when the schedule gets tougher and injuries make success harder to achieve. This coaching staff just isn’t up to that challenge. The record is 4-3, and it could easily be 2-5, or 6-1. It is what it is, and what it is is not too encouraging.
Maybe Ford should have Coach Richt demonstrate how many household effects one can pack into the bed of an F-150 for his next commercial.

BankerDawg

October 21st, 2013
2:00 pm

I agree Dawgfan – lose 7 starters and yes, a win over a legit top 10 team is insurmountable. But GA should be able to easily handle Vandy with our second team in there. No excuses.

AltamahaDawg – what you said is absolutely true. With all of our starters, we were probably a legitimate top 10 team (reasonably), I dont know about Top 5 (defense). However, where is our depth and player development? We have none. What that says is our 4 and 5 stars are going to perform no matter who the coach is.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
2:01 pm

Altamaha

The reason I disagree is games like Clemson; Bobo went conservative again on several occasions with runs up the middle especially when we were down inside the 10 and could score

Missourri and Vandy beat us with back up QB’s that our defense couldnt even do anything about

I could understand this against Aub; SC and LSU but not those teams

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
2:04 pm

Altamaha

Ole Miss had 6 starters on defense that didnt play due to injury and held LSU to 24

why cant we do the same

Fat Pie

October 21st, 2013
2:05 pm

A loss isn’t so bad, if you have good stats.

todd44dawg

October 21st, 2013
2:05 pm

This is not Murray or defense fault. Poor special teams and injuries. Haters get a new team. Ga will be fine. Mason does not have experience like Murray. Mason might not be ready next year. So haters dont be surprised Ramsey may beat him out.

Hanibal

October 21st, 2013
2:06 pm

Richt is incompetent. If he has NFL talent he can win some games. If not the team is like this year. They have consistently been poorly coached and poorly prepared. UGA has not won anything in 8 years despite all world talent. The head coach is the problem and the program will not compete with the Alabamas of the world until that position is upgraded.

Skokie Dog

October 21st, 2013
2:07 pm

todd44: Ramsey won’t be prepared next year either.

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
2:08 pm

banker, the point I am making is that it’s not like:

We put our best teams out there, and even VANDERBILT can beat them. The only point you can make right now, is that he and his staff have not managed the incredible losses to their roster, very well. I’ll submit that nobody else would have either, but lets say that somebody could. So what? Somebody out there could have won a game more this year? does that even matter? you guys would be JUST as down on them, because this is no where near a championship caliber talent on the field right now, so what does the loss really matter…….if THAT is the standard.

Again, if you think we need to be deeper than we are, that’s valid. Or better knee conditioning, whatever. But don’t give me that “oh its not just this week” because it is. The “body of work” is the same as it was. There is not one thing different about the staff today, as there was 2weeks ago. (other than you being mad about the Vandy loss) Were you calling for Richt to be fired 2 week ago or not?

Skokie Dog

October 21st, 2013
2:09 pm

Hanibal: Careful there, the defenders of the U.Ga. coaching staff’s honor will be chomping at you like Uga after that Auburn receiver a few years ago.

Skokie Dog

October 21st, 2013
2:11 pm

Altamaha wrote, “The “body of work” is the same as it was.” That much, we can agree on.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
2:12 pm

todd44dawg

“Mason does not have experience like Murray. Mason might not be ready next year.”

Neither will the entire team; as usual I might add

todd44dawg

October 21st, 2013
2:14 pm

Hey hannibal who you gonna get to replace richt. It took Dooley yrs to win a NC

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
2:14 pm

Altamaha

Since Florida has just as many critical injuries as we do; what will the excuse be if we lose to FL?

Skokie Dog

October 21st, 2013
2:15 pm

If we were betting on it, would most of you guess that the team is on the practice field today, working hard, or at the swimming pool. After all, they have TWO weeks to prepare for Jax.

Skokie Dog

October 21st, 2013
2:16 pm

Flat at 2:14 PM: How about, the refs were out to get us (again)?

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
2:17 pm

Who ever started the Grantham was fired rumor today……why did u man…I was happy….but oh no ctg is still here. Just damn.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
2:18 pm

“It took Dooley yrs to win a NC”

Dooley had 3 one loss seasons and 3 SEC championships by his 13th season

todd44dawg

October 21st, 2013
2:19 pm

Ask tenn ga tech and many other teams if they would like to have our coach and players. Quit whining and moaning. It cna always get worse.

Skokie Dog

October 21st, 2013
2:20 pm

todd44: Or, it might get better if we changed coaches.
That sounds rather optimistic.

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
2:21 pm

Flat, do you think Altamaha will ever answer or even address your question on how Ole Miss can beat LSU with 6 defensive starters injured? I think I’ve got a better chance of getting struck by lightning with a winning mega millions ticket in my hand.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
2:22 pm

Tennessee looks like they are getting ready to be much better now

Tech is a has been program that only cares about academics and beating UGA; they could care less about their football program being meaningful

Thanks

Kyle

October 21st, 2013
2:24 pm

BOBO?????? Are you kidding me? No, this loss has everything to do with what our problems have been for the last 5 years…defense and special teams……this week it was special teams….next week it will be defense…..this coaching staff is full of excuses…so are the players….bad refs….blah blah….for this group of players to be sitting here with 3 loses is unacceptable. yes, we have injuries but THAT is not what the problem has been. disgusted with it all.

BankerDawg

October 21st, 2013
2:25 pm

AltamahaDawg – I can simplify. There is never an excuse for losing to Vanderbilt. Period. I understand the impact of injuries on this years team. Again, no one is refuting your comments there. I’m simply saying that UGA should be deep enough, prepared enough, and coached up enough, to handle a low tier or mid tier SEC team without any of our starters. The simple truth is we are not a good team without Gurley, Mitchell, Bennett. Conley, or JSW. Those kind of players should make us a “great team”, not a “good team”. Same can be said for Stafford, AJ Green, Knowshon Moreno etc etc

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
2:25 pm

if Florida beats us they beat us. Or vice versa. That’s one banged up team beating another banged up team. And (except for the rivalry) that’s not going to matter to anybody else.

Skokie Dog

October 21st, 2013
2:25 pm

Some of the Richt apologists are going to be displeased when they look in on the Blawg this evening. Let’s be careful out there.

todd44dawg

October 21st, 2013
2:27 pm

so Richt has sec champs and only one or two losing seasons.So we could still have Goff

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
2:27 pm

dawgfan

I asked the other day how

UCF and UNC (and now Tennessee ) held SC to less than 28 points

FL and (and now Ole Miss ) held LSU to less than 24 points

Boston College and NC State (and now FSU) held Clemson to less than 26 points

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
2:31 pm

So there you have it folks. If Florida beats us it just means they beat us. Dynamite analysis Altamaha.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
2:32 pm

todd44dawg

Auburn has 2 undefeated seasons in the Richt era with 2 different coaches

Care to make more execuses

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
2:32 pm

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
2:33 pm

But he jumped all over that comment about Les Miles didn’t he?

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
2:35 pm

todd44dawg

October 21st, 2013
2:35 pm

Richt is a DGD. He is up there with Dooley. Lucky to have him. Do you think all coaches care about the person or winning games.

LADawg

October 21st, 2013
2:35 pm

Richt said he “hopes” that they can get the special teams fixed during the off week. What kind of leadership is that? Let us all hope that the defense quits missing tackles, holds when it’s third down regardless of distance, and that our DBs can at least get in the way of all the receivers who are running around wide open on every pass play. Also, we should all hope that our OL plays like they care at least a little. There is just so much to hope for with this team. But, with all our hopes combined with the hopes of the coaching staff, maybe we can produce better results. We don’t have a coaching problem, we have a hoping problem!

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
2:35 pm

Simple enough. It’s the loss to Vandy, irrespective of the circumstances. That’s what I just said. And that’s fine. Just making that point.

todd44dawg

October 21st, 2013
2:37 pm

Agree LADawg. Cant control injuries.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
2:39 pm

I “”hope”"” we have a 1 loss or undefeated season next year

I “”"hope”"” to see that in the next 30 years

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
2:42 pm

Altamaha

if the defense holds FL to 7 points then you can say there is improvement; LSU only let them score a couple of field goals

AltamahaDawg

October 21st, 2013
2:42 pm

well, I’m going to scoot out. We’re getting into that late afternoon, pat each other on the back silly mode, now.” Now you make a childish insult”, “no, you”, ” “no, you.”

I don’t want to interrupt.
Some of you seem particularly gleeful today.

LADawg

October 21st, 2013
2:49 pm

Totally tongue in cheek! I’ve been in lower Alabama for two years and have come to hate smug Alabama fans. I’d be smug too if the Dawgs had the best coach and program in the country. Saban doesn’t hope for anything. He holds himself and his staff to a standard of excellence that is unmatched. With the staff at UGA, all we can do is hope and then lick our wounds when our hopes are not realized.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
2:53 pm

“With the staff at UGA, all we can do is hope and then lick our wounds when our hopes are not realized.”

No actually we blame “player execution” when hopes are not realized

ARdawg

October 21st, 2013
2:55 pm

The “hoping problem” remark is quite funny

Great Tickets For Sale (50% off)

October 21st, 2013
3:02 pm

Tech – UGA Tix
Two high in the North End Zone with the RV crowd in Red

Row YY, Seats 23 and 24.
Great place to enjoy the 28 Degrees and 25 knot wind

50% off… wills consider trades

NCDawg

October 21st, 2013
3:06 pm

Just damn… another freaking blog slimed up… SOSDD. Not one thing that is being said on here that hasn’t been said before. Or 1000x before.

I noticed no one even engaged my suggestion in the previous blog. Put your money where your mouth is if you think getting rid of Coach Richt is the solution to all problems. Go head mount a massive “Fan backlash” campaign and see if you can get McGarity to do it.

I said and I will stand behind it, that if you can do it then I am all on board with the next guy because I am a Georgia Bulldog fan always.

But I WILL hold your feet to the fire when the b!tching starts when the new guy doesn’t produce the results you want immediately. I will bring this back to you and serve it up gladly as PROOF that you will complain even if we win a National Championship. It is guaranteed because that is how you all are wired.

Have fun rehashing and beating a dead horse over and over.

LADawg

October 21st, 2013
3:08 pm

Flat Tire, we can all hope for better “player execution”. Since the first loss under Richt we have been hearing about the lack of player execution. Obviously, this coaching staff feels they are incapable of getting the players to execute.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
3:12 pm

NCDawg

Did you call Buck Belue’s show and call him a Fraud today?

UGA Insider

October 21st, 2013
3:13 pm

I wonder if McGarity would take a chance on Kirby Smart at year’s end?

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
3:15 pm

NCDawg

If the new hired coach doesnt show tremendous improvement by year 4 then you move on to the next candidate;

Thats what big boy programs like FL; Bama; USC; etc do

BankerDawg

October 21st, 2013
3:16 pm

NCDawg – give me a break. You must be the most intellectually dishonest fan on here. Your going to come o n here and lash out at other fans? We have been having a dialog around what is best for the program. I take it your are in the “keep Mark Richt” camp. Good. There are allot of fans that agree with you. As long as he wins us 9 games a year and occassionally backs into the SECCG you are fine with that, because historically, that is an improvement on where we have been as a program.

Well, there is a faction of us (growing rapidly) that holds this program to a higher standard. We have become a mid-tier program under Richt;s leadership and have no National respect. In fact, we are the team in the “Top 10″ every year that everyone wants to play. Why? Because there is a damn good chance that we are going to come underprepared, under coached, and simply not ready.

I, for one, am not accepting mediocrity. Losing to two mid tier SEC teams with back up QB’s is just plainly unacceptable. You can hang your at on “next year” if you’d like. Your going to be back here saying the same damn things again, Richt is a good guy, he is one of the winningest coached, blah, blah, blah. 13 years and 8 National championships in our league. Richt has none.

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
3:51 pm

I’d bet a good sum of money that we would see immediate improvement under Kirby Smart. You would probably also see a few guys leave the team because they have a coach that makes them work instead of going to the pool for a high dive.

Fat Pie

October 21st, 2013
3:56 pm

Hope alone won’t fix the special teams problems. I suspect they’ll also have to pray a little.

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
4:02 pm

Just read the ESPN article where Richt says we can still win the SEC East. “I think we’ll be fine, really.”

This guy is every bit as delusional as his rabid supporters.

Fat Pie

October 21st, 2013
4:11 pm

Mark Richt knows something that you don’t know. He’ll be just fine no matter what happens.

squat

October 21st, 2013
4:15 pm

has anyone heard that TG is gone after this year ????

JB at home

October 21st, 2013
4:26 pm

Richt will tell McGarity that youth and injuries hurt this year, and he has a well rested, well trained 6′3″ Mason in the wings with 17-18 starters coming back, plus maybe the best class coming in I’ve had in awhile……….They high five, nothing changes…………………..Book it as they say.

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
4:30 pm

He knows that his job is safe as long as he wins 8 or 9 games and/or there are excuses to bail him out. That’s what he knows.

It’s really sad.

JB at home

October 21st, 2013
4:33 pm

squat. Have not heard that, but CTG will probably seek work outside of Athens as his resume here is getting weaker by the year, and the heat is on. He’ll miss the money, but the NFL is a tight boys club with 6-8 coach’s changing teams yearly, which means 40-50 assit jobs open. He will end up back in the NFL for about half the money…..But all will be happier. The bad news is Richt always goes for the safe, non threatning hire. Look for our new DC to come from Troy or Indiana State.

Mobile Dawg

October 21st, 2013
4:38 pm

You guys are making me feel hopeless, I’m ready for some fresh blood. IMO unless Richt replaced the entire staff we’re doomed to the same results. Because there are problems in every area of our game.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
4:39 pm

dawgfan

you cant be serious on your 4:02 post; did he really say that

JB at home

October 21st, 2013
4:46 pm

Mobil, You know Richt ain’t going anywhere. I would say if they polled ALL THE SEASON TICKET HOLDERS, Richt would poll about 20-25% to stay.. That would be about 75% AFTER the Bama loss last year IMO. Richt doesn’t bother me as much as a weak, under performing staff. The only coach I would keep off this staff is the new DL coach we got to replace Garner. Richt needs fresh blood…..and some new wrinkles. He is very stubborn in his methods and systems. They are stale in many areas,

squat

October 21st, 2013
4:47 pm

JB at home

October 21st, 2013
4:48 pm

Richt also treats staff like family. Saban treats his as employees. BIG difference.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
4:48 pm

JB

Your right about the D-line coach thats about the only positive you can say about the coaching staff

Maybe he should coach the O-line too

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
4:50 pm

Yes he did. He said we’re mathematically still in the hunt because Mizzou has tough games left and that was an exact quote.

You can’t make this stuff up at this point. The dude has become a caricature of himself.

JB at home

October 21st, 2013
4:54 pm

Missouri does have 4 SEC games they could lose. SC,Tenn, Ole Miss and Texas AM. Problem is, Missouri is pretty dang good.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
5:04 pm

dawgfan

I couldnt find the article

I could care less if we go the SEC championship with 3 losses

The season is over for me after the Florida game; hopefully we win; its the only game I care about now

JB at home

October 21st, 2013
5:08 pm

Flat tire……………..If you’ve never seen the movie ” Custer’s last stand”, tune into the Auburn/Ga game.
There offense is light years better than Vandy, and Vandy hung 31 on us. Au will score 50+….don’t think we can match it. 63-24 is my call.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
5:11 pm

JB

Lol

can you believe Auburn “”continues”" to get better

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
5:14 pm

The way we are playing the only way we get a victory is if a 3rd string QB is playing to get experience for his team

Mobile Dawg

October 21st, 2013
5:19 pm

Exactly JB, most staffs have continual turnover which brings fresh ideas, new blood into the system. We’re stagnant. I could live with Richt if he would replace the underperforming assistant coaches. It would be hard to get rid of Bobo, he could be reassigned as was discussed with the brief Ralph Friedgen flirtation.

Mobile Dawg

October 21st, 2013
5:22 pm

For all the negative talk about Garner, Auburn’s defensive line has shown steady improvement and looked good the last couple of games.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
5:26 pm

Mobile

” I could live with Richt if he would replace the underperforming assistant coaches”

I totally agree with that

of course the kool-aid brigade will be on here shortly to defend certain assistants (even ones who put the program in limbo 2 straight years in a row by seeking other employment)

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
5:27 pm

It’s becoming increasingly obvious that Richt is excellent at the politics of his position and public relations. If only he could somehow channel that excellence in to fielding a great football team.

That’s his biggest weakness.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
5:31 pm

dawgfan

thats true; I think that is why we got all those catch phrases such as “Knocking on the door to greatness”

keeps the kool-aid crowd thirsty for the newest flavor

Mobile Dawg

October 21st, 2013
5:32 pm

Richt has gotten to comfortable IMO, I don’t think it would bother him a lot if he lost his job, he would move on to his ministry. He’s comfortable with himself which is admirable, however, I think he’s become complacent. Yeah if you turn up the fire like it was a couple of years ago he seemed to shift to a higher gear, but as soon as he felt comfortable again that drive just isn’t there.

In this league if you’re not working 18 hours a day you’re getting behind. I hate that someone has to work that hard but that’s what the big bucks are for. Do it for 10 years and you’re set for life.

Is it true that we didn’t even use our allotment of fall practices?

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
5:36 pm

Yes, that’s true. Chip Towers had a little blurb about it right before the Clemson game. We left 6 preseason practices on the table. I thought it was huge but nobody paid any attention to it. Now here we sit, 4-3 and irrelevant.

Go figure.

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
5:37 pm

Richt is fine with the things are because he isn’t getting pressured by McGarity……Richt doesn’t like trick plays,,,,,he doesn’t like running qb’s….he won’t even recuit them anymore!

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
5:40 pm

Dawgfan…

Richt should be fired for leaving 6 practices out like that…..Richt is not a coach anymore….I have no idea what he is anymore…..fire him and Grantham and bobo,,,,

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
5:44 pm

dawgfan

The lack of practices being used was due to players needing to practice for the upcoming diving competition

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

October 21st, 2013
5:53 pm

BTW, what was so great about the 30 years before Mark Richt. Face it Dawgs, you are not Alabama. You’re not even Auburn. You’re a mid-tier, party first school. Embrace it, enjoy it.

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

October 21st, 2013
5:54 pm

Also, please note that your team hasn’t been the same since that awesome display of class involving dancing during the LSU game. If Bama players had done that, Nick Saban would have destroyed things…

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
6:17 pm

Did you hear the news? Richt is spearheading a movement to do away with the targeting rule. I’m glad he’s so focused on those two plays instead if the other 100+ plays in that embarrassing debacle.

That’s just good coaching.

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
6:18 pm

Richt has had his time at UGA……the buck stops here. I think we should just clean house.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
6:22 pm

Tide is Rolling

Yea you’re right we arent Bama; probably because we have 3 other professional sports teams to focus on including the greatest golf tournament in the world.

Hence why everyone doesnt put all their money and time in to just one team

Professional sports teams would possibly consider the state of Alabama if there wasnt so many trailer parks taking up all the available land

NCDawg

October 21st, 2013
6:25 pm

Damn… still see the break room squawkers are monopolizing the blog. You guys are just like a bunch of disgruntled workers that sit around at every break and moan and groan about how “management” is stupid and how each and every one of them could do a better job.

Frauds aren’t people who dislike the coaching staff and express disagreement with decisions. FRAUDS are people who pull for the team to lose so the coach gets fired. If Buck Belue says that he’d rather the Dawgs lose the rest of their games so Coach Richt will be fired.. then HELL YEAH I’d call him fraud too.

NCDawg

October 21st, 2013
6:26 pm

I don’t attack other fans… I attack persistent negativity. Such negativity does NOTHING to help. Pessimism becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. Did YOU ever think of that? If you know anything about human beings and history it is amply proven many times over.

Yeah, turnover is great… oh my god what a load of BS. How many coaches did Bama go through before they got to Saban? How about LSU? Change for the sake of change is not a good thing.

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
6:30 pm

Ncdawg…

Well that doesn’t mean we will have a hard time of finding a good coach like Bama did. If we wanted to lose to vandy……then why not just hire ray goof back!

NCDawg

October 21st, 2013
6:30 pm

I have chronicled many times that I don’t like losing any more than the next guy. Last year the week before the Florida game ( you can look it up if you like ) I said that if the Dawgs lost it was time for Coach Richt to go. Why? Because to that point the progress made the previous season had eroded and there was in fighting going on. He would have proven that he couldn’t win the BIG game. They HAD to win and they DID. They beat UF at their own game, lest you forget. We got more than double the rushing yards that LSU’s vaunted ground game got only a couple of weeks earlier. It was an ass kicking. And I was convinced that the team and it’s coaches COULD do it.

Personally, I am at that point with Coach Grantham. (Again this is in print ) The defense looked better but they still can’t handle adversity the way they should by now. I don’t know what the problem is. Coach Grantham is not a dummy, folks. He is a very good student of the game. Xs and Os ain’t the problem. But I am certainly not happy with the results. And in this case the time is quickly approaching where the point of no return has been crossed. The defense should look better by now and only occasionally buckle under (as most dfenses do BTW)

We would still be griping about the defense but we would be 6-1 and licking our chops at a shot at putting another beat down on UF if not for the ludicrous number of injuries on the offense. The offense held up it’s end of the deal until the body count reached putting Towns and Erdman on the field. My gut clenches up at the totally unjustified criticism that Murray is getting. That is just wrong.

I wrote that for the folks still objective enough to not view me as a enemy. I know there are folks here who hate me and that’s just fine. I told the truth. I’ll live with it. But I won’t waste my time responding to every nitpick and false accusation. I come here for entertainment and that is not entertaining. If I’d wanted that I’d have gone into politics. LOL

NCDawg

October 21st, 2013
6:32 pm

Bulldawg35 – have you ever heard the old saying “out of the frying pan and into the fire”? There is good common sense in that saying. I know, I’ve experienced it. It sux.

NCDawg

October 21st, 2013
6:34 pm

Ok… I am out. The Kool-aid accusation will be delivered in 3,2,1…

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
6:44 pm

NCDawg

Buck Belue nor I said anything about pulling for Georgia to lose

Belue said the the coaches should be held accountable for the loss and that there is no excuse losing to Vandy

If that makes Belue or me a non fan then tell us what a fan is

short memories

October 21st, 2013
6:44 pm

The politics of fear is often used here to support mediocrity. The scared puppy belief of “well if we go for glory, we could be worse off”. Grow a pair

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
6:45 pm

Ncdawg…

Well no…I’ve never heard that saying…..what’s that have to do with us losing to vandy? If we bring Richt back next year……we will be in the same place as we are now…..4-3 with no hope!!!!!

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
6:51 pm

It’s Monday night and I still have an headache from hearing that vandy fog horn going off after every score! Just damn!!!!!

short memories

October 21st, 2013
6:53 pm

NC Dawg my favorite saying is “Those who can’t learn from history are destined to repeat it”.

dawgfan

October 21st, 2013
7:02 pm

The more I think about those 6 missed practices the more infuriated I get with the injury excuses. What a freaking crock. Maybe that time should have been spent preparing our reserves for college football games just in case the unthinkable happens and the starters get hurt playing football. Maybe those 6 practices could have been used to teach our defense how to tackle or our long snapper how to freaking long snap.

Injuries? Are you flipping kidding me? Unbelievable.

Augie Doggie

October 21st, 2013
7:04 pm

The problem is not Richt. It’s with delusional dawg fans who think we are some kind of “elite” program. Our run of success has come to an end. We must realistically lower our expectations and be happy to get 7-8 wins in most years. It will be difficult to beat UT,Miz,A@M, AU,Ole Miss, Vandy, not to mention Bama. We should just be content to be a highly ranked party school.

BULLDAWG BILL

October 21st, 2013
7:16 pm

FIRE MARK RICHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NCDawg

October 21st, 2013
7:22 pm

Bulldawg35
October 21st, 2013
6:45 pm

Making a change because you can’t imagine that the change would be worse than what you have now. That is what I am saying. It isn’t the politics of fear either as the guy above you said.

I’ve experienced it. I quit a job that I didn’t like and took another that was different and found out very quickly that it was worse than my old job. I did that twice when I was younger before I learned.

Ever wondered if under a more animated coach if it might be worse? If we had a hot head ( like Coach Boom ) We might have lost to UT too. A “W” is a “W”, it doesn’t matter how you win. So don’t pull the “we almost” line ok? We could be 3-4 easily with the fricking injuries.

How is it that SC lost to UT? Spurrier is great coach isn’t he? UT offense sux doesn’t it? Clowney and company SHOULD have destroyed them. But they lost. Yeah no excuse for losing to Vandy… What about losing to UT?

But we have more talent? Going into this weekend everybody was laying odds on SC to be the East champs. Oh they looked so good, so complete, so well coached against Arkansas and Georgia well they have all those injuries. SC is the team to beat in the East.

They lost in regulation. They didn’t have their top remaining RB and 2 WRs go down either. We won. They lost. But Spurrier is a GREAT coach and Coach Richt is not.

What is wrong with this picture? Just wonderin…

ShowMeYurTD's

October 21st, 2013
7:29 pm

Petrino to replace CMR? It could happen. At least he would recruit a QB taller than midget Murray. Murray is no drew breas so don’t say it. You heard it hear first

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
7:31 pm

Ncdawg

I see your point…but my mind is made up…..because we have the worst special teams in the nation. ST use to be Richt’s strong point when we had john fabris. Fab fizzled out…..now we have John Lilly and he stinks too. This just proves to me that Richt has lost his mojo and is to stubborn to change! We will never win the sec again with Richt as head coach….he is burned out and has lost his passion for the game.

NCDawg

October 21st, 2013
7:33 pm

Of course no one will admit that that is a valid point because you are all smelling the blood and no amount of reason will hold you back from the kill. How sad is that?

Bulldawg35

October 21st, 2013
7:39 pm

Ncdawg…

I said it was a valid point. But in my opinion it’s time……cleaning house is the only way to go….I guess you didn’t think we would find a good head coach after donnan was fired either???

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 21st, 2013
7:47 pm

NCDawg

So Richt shouldnt make changes when the defense has been abysmal since 2004; the special teams a consistent problem; an O-line that has been nothing but a disappointment every year since 2005 and the offense inconsistent as well

DogCatcher01

October 21st, 2013
7:54 pm

Well ol Grantham is gone at the end of the year dogs but Richt is staying. Nothing will change really

Mobile Dawg

October 21st, 2013
8:57 pm

NC Dawg, life is full of risk and reward. I quit two jobs to pursue my dreams of starting my own business. I now control not only my schedule which is great, I control my own destiny within the boundries set by the good lord.

I laugh when I hear the fearful bemoan making a change. If you do your homework, plan and prepare well, good things will happen. My philosophy in life and a good saying also, “whenever one door closes, another is there to open” it’s up to you to go through it.

BankerDawg

October 21st, 2013
8:57 pm

NCDawg – let’s agree that Richt is a good guy. Let’s agree that he elevated our program early in his tenure and led us to two SEC championships. Here’s the thing. Richt “let go” around 2005/2006. The guy has gotten very wealthy as the head coach at UGA and was able to circle himself with his closest friends (Martinez). Somewhere along the way he thought he had done what Bobby Bowden had done. But, he was sorely mistaken. GA peaked around the 2005 SECCG. With the talent that has come through our program we have grossly underachieved. Why? Well, we are always deficient in our Oline, running game, DB’s, LB’s…there’s always a weak link. Richt has never 1). Played above our potential, 2). Recruited to the point that we are 2 to 3 deep.

After all of that, I look at the Captain of this ship and who he has picked as his luetenants. Bobo and Grantham are not game day coaches. I’m sorry, it’s the truth. It’s evident in their play calling and in game adjustments, or lack theroff. So there in lies our problem. Richt has proven that he will not fire someone without all hell breaking loose from the boosters and fan base. His argument is that it disrupts the team and hurts recruiting. Well, that brings us to present day. For GA to get back on track we need to replace our coordinators. Richts not going to do it. Therefore, we’re going to have to send him packing too. It’s not ideal, but it is defenitely necessary.

I don’t believe we will suffer like TN or Florida. When Spurrier left for the NFL FLA went through Zook and then landed with Meyer. We all know how that turned out. Why was e successful? Dan Mullen, Charlie Strong etc. Its not just about the HC, it’s the whole system. Malzahn was the brain child at Auburn, everyone knew it and now look at them. I think Smart would immediately make an impact by installing a higher standard and demanding it as Saban does. Will we need to burn through a few guys? I don’t know. But he would do what it took and not think twice. I can’t say that about Richt.

short memories

October 21st, 2013
9:11 pm

Bum Phillips who died at the age of 90 on friday said

“You fail all the time, but you are not a failure until you blame someone else”

Mark Richt blames everyone but himself.

Mark Richt is a failure

Josh M.

October 21st, 2013
9:59 pm

@ short memories,

You are exactly right. Great comment.

I am starting a “Hire Charlie Strong” campaign.

Fire Richt and his staff.

SnakeHunterDawg

October 21st, 2013
10:09 pm

Cut a snake off at its head and it dies. ..Not fire a DC a 2nd time.

eldawg

October 21st, 2013
10:12 pm

Flat,

Thank you for pointing out the contrast between Les Miles and Mark Richt in their post game comments. One represented character and leadership and the other did not.

CBDAWG

October 21st, 2013
10:14 pm

Bill: You do a great service as our FAN of the Dawgs by your great articles! Apologies for shutting this one down though.

Unnecessary for me to write 43 lines like BULLDAWG35…NCDAWG, etc…and the weirdo who’s already getting giddy over Hutson.

We need a Head Coach that his sole desire is National Championships!

dgUGA

October 21st, 2013
10:27 pm

Agree!…But he’s a good Christian man!

Hairy Dawg

October 21st, 2013
10:30 pm

The head a this problem is the pointy heads Adams and now Morehead. You think Coach Richt want to keep stinkys instead of being Christian and casting out those that not exposing talents. Pointy heads put in rules that limit roster manegement so we cant cut boys that turns out stinky and keep mens and recruits that can play. Bammer does that by medicaling them or run out a program when player winds up stinky. That allows Bammer to have more good player while after first string Adams and now Morehead made us keep stinkys.

Then when we have injuries we dont have depths like Bammer. Over 4 years Bammer sign 30 to 40 more players than Dawgs cause there Pres want to win football. Coach Richt not allowed sign and roster manege like Bammer cause of pointy head rules that Adams started and Morehead keep doing. The only way it fixed if we give Coach Richt support to get McG stand up pointy heads and tells that Dawgs own Athens not pointy heads. But we got get unaminous first to make Morehead understand damage he doing to Dawgs by continuing Adams rules that Bammer dont have. And that what we got do to fix it.

CBDAWG

October 21st, 2013
10:38 pm

Mere excuses Hairy! We sign all the players we want…studs many are! Look at last yrs D roster plus this yrs O roster! Adams is gone and he had zero to do w coaching or recruiting! Do we not have awesome athletes? Yes…studs. We lack a HC that HAS the the FIRE or ACUMEN for a Championship.

Skokie Dog

October 21st, 2013
10:46 pm

NC: I don’t think anyone here hates you or sees you as an enemy. We just think that your devotion to the current overpaid and underachieving U.Ga. coaching staff is misguided. Yes, the team is hampered by injuries this year, but they’re also handicapped by the coaching staff’s inability to help them perform at a higher level that would justify the players’ ratings when they signed to play for the ‘Dogs. We’re not seeing progress, and you’re not seeing the same problems that we believe are holding this program back.

Brent and Kirk

October 21st, 2013
10:46 pm

Lack of talent(notwithstanding crucial injuries) at this point is the least of Georgia’s problems.

It’s the fact that Mark Richt has had 13 yrs to win a Natl. Championship and has underachieved and does not have the FIRE for winning one as has Saban and Miles.

houston dawg

October 21st, 2013
11:07 pm

IT’S COACHING…..FIRE THE CLOWNS

Hairy Dawg

October 21st, 2013
11:07 pm

And what happening when one we signed as great HS player wind up stinky against college talent or not apply himself to practice and train for Dawgs. We have to be stuck with that bum as 3rd or 4th on depth chart cause Adams and now Morehead sorry rules. Bammer dont do that. They cuts them that ends up stinky and that give Bammer depth at 3rd or 4th levels to get through injuries that destroy Dawgs season. Dawgs get stuck like Braves with Dan Uggla but it Adams rules and not big contract that cause Coach Richt have to keep someone that cant hit no more at big league level. Well Bammer coach not have them limits. He just cuts the stinky player by kicking out school or put him on medical replaced list. Some look great in HS tape and measures but then not good in SEC or not working hard enough training to serve Dawgs. But Adams rules prevent Coach Richt from replacing thems that turns out bad. Morehead got to fix Adams rules.

Hairy Dawg

October 21st, 2013
11:15 pm

And even threat to kick off team and pull scholly for player with more talent or that work harder and sacrifices for Dawgs is enough help motivate more players for Bammer. But Adams and pointy heads done takes away that way for Coach Richt to motivate of cutting those players that is stinky and not talented enough to contributes.

CBDAWG

October 21st, 2013
11:36 pm

Sniffing another Richt apologist.

Hairy Dawg

October 21st, 2013
11:46 pm

I sniffing another one trying to hide Adams rules as cause of depth problems and deflect onto Coach Richt. That allows admin to keep from exposed that they causing Dawgs to not play by same rules as Bammer when Dawgs could own Bammer without no Adams rules.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 21st, 2013
11:58 pm

TROLL ALERT…. TROLL ALERT…. TROLL ALERT…… blah …… blah ….. blah….. blah….. blah

**** whine, cry, gnash your teeth – it won’t matter ’cause I guarantee Richt will be back in 2014 and most likely Grantham will too. You are like spoiled kids throwing a tantrum ’cause you aren’t getting your way. SPOILED BRATS!

I support the DAWGS – as a TRUE DAWG fan. You fair weather cry babies make me sick!

You prissies need to go on home – mama is calling you. GET a job – get a life – get lost!

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 22nd, 2013
12:12 am

The defense has it’s problems – no doubt but the defense did not lose this game… turnovers by the special teams, phantom penalties by the refs lost this game. The special teams could arguably get the blame for losing all three games.

The Reptiles got blown out by the Mizz-who’s? Spud Spurrier got his dreams crushed by the Vowels. Ole Miss upset LSU. And Vandy upset an injury plagued UGA.

7576DAWG

October 22nd, 2013
3:44 am

The only good thing about having lost 3 games is , if we win out and end up 9-3 we will not be rated higher than 13TH to 15TH. Because of this then Richt and Company need to concentrate on having us ready for next year. The biggest problem will be getting a new QB ready for SEC play. Georgia will be loaded next year and the Defense will be a year older and more experienced . Marshall and Gurley will be doing their thing. Marshall Morgan will continue his great play. Georgia main concentration should be getting a Quarterback ready. Mason and Ramsey need to get a lot of playing time in the last 7 games. If Park comes in early he needs to be given a chance to win the position. He should not be eliminated just because he is a Freshman , especially after what Florida States Freshman QB has done this year.

dawgfan

October 22nd, 2013
5:01 am

The “defense will be a year older and more experienced” argument really worked out well in 2012 didn’t it?

Please pass whatever it is you are smoking.

dawgfan

October 22nd, 2013
5:24 am

Just read where Alabama is dealing with a rash of injuries on defense. I wonder if they are going to cry like little girls about how “heartbreaking” it is or just get back to work and play football. Judging by their recent trophy collection, I’ll go with the latter.

NoAxeToGrind

October 22nd, 2013
5:31 am

You want to get rid of Richt? Quit attending the games. Empty seats will get rid of him. They did Fullmer.

dawgfan

October 22nd, 2013
5:34 am

If we lose to Florida I won’t watch another game until Richt is gone.

You have my word on that.

Bulldawg35

October 22nd, 2013
7:07 am

I can’t believe Richt thinks we still have a shot at the east….hahaha. We are basically 3 games behind mizzou….,,hahahaha. Plus we have a poor o- line…..we really missed out on Tunsil! He hasn’t allowed a sack all year for the rebels….

Bulldawg35

October 22nd, 2013
7:09 am

No axe

That’s a good idea……I tell u what…I’m not going to another game till Richt is gone.

old dog

October 22nd, 2013
7:28 am

Our D couldn’t stop a 3 year old in a Barbie car. Grantham may know the x’s and o’s, but he is not getting it across, does not have the athletes for his system, or all of the above. We wait on folks to catch the ball, then say “Hey, who is gonna tackle him?” The offense has suffered injuries that woul hurt anyone. Losing your top two backs and now four receivers would devestate any team, including ‘Bama, folks. However, the D needed to step up and help out, as did the special teams. Neither did so, and our D makes Texas A and M’s D look like the Kansas City Chief’s D. I do not have the answer, but the poor play of the D and special teams is inexcusable. If you do not have the personnel to run a particular D, you change it. And even if you do not have the most talent, everyone from the starters down should know their assignments. It is obvious they do not, and this goes to coaching.

Bulldawg35

October 22nd, 2013
7:35 am

The whole dang team stinks…..since the injuries….bobo and Richt don’t have a clue what to do. That proves right there…that it’s poor coaching…because without some of talent we are horrible. No identity on offense now….their has been no identity on the defense for the whole year.

Bulldawg35

October 22nd, 2013
7:48 am

Hairy dawg

After those 2 post….I think you need to find something else to do…..I couldn’t understand all of that mindless drivel..haha

NCDawg

October 22nd, 2013
8:02 am

Another morning SOSDD… just damn people. Why don’t just go carry some torches and pitchforks over to Athens and burn them out! What is different about what you say here than the “kill the monster!” mentality? Tell me… because you are all swept up in hysterical rants over how bad a coach Mark Richt is. Just substitute Frankenstein dammit.

Why don’t nut jobs take a week off to cool down during the off week. Maybe then you might be able to think a bit more clearly. I know some of you are lost causes but jeez… you’re embarrassing.

Again I ask… is it an excuse or a REASON if you fall down after having your leg cut off? Do you have enough freaking sense to see the difference?

And don’t blast me for “attacking other fans”. Good gawd people, what do you think you do whenever anyone posts something YOU don’t agree with. “Kool aid” and “delusion” come to mind?

What is happening in these blogs is a text book definition of HYSTERIA. Name one time hysteria ever bred any change that is useful much less good. Good luck… you won’t be able to.

CHILL!

eldawg

October 22nd, 2013
8:09 am

NCDawg, you are narcissistic psychopath.

ARdawg

October 22nd, 2013
8:39 am

NCDawg
The Boo Birds gather with the war “fire his ass” chants after wins. After two straight losses they are amplified. Nothing new there. But, losing to Vandy, VANDY! their chants grow some legs and have a degree of validation.

Any coach can coach 4-5 star studs, it takes a special coach to coach up the 2-3 stars in dire circumstances such as decimating injuries. Other teams have that coach, we don’t. I’m as loyal as the next guy and I’m not looking for blood but, some accountability would be a refreshing change from what we have now

Dawg Fud

October 22nd, 2013
8:45 am

NCDawg…wake up my friend. Get your head out of the sand.

Richt simply does not have it. I would lose no sleep at night letting him go – he has been compensated handsomely by UGA.

Charlie Strong and Kirby Smart should be on the short list.

old dog

October 22nd, 2013
9:03 am

People say we are loaded for next year; we are. However, without special teams help and a defense that is serious about playing SEC football it will be all-for-naught. We will start out whoopin’ folks, then find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The o is what it is…..devestated by an inordinate amount of injuries. The D is somewhat of an enigma……but like an older fellow told me one time “Son, I ain’t sure what the answer is, but what we doin’ win’ workin’!” Our D-scheme has become a third-down bonanza for the opponents!

old dog

October 22nd, 2013
9:15 am

Thats “ain’t” workin’……………typo!

Mobile Dawg

October 22nd, 2013
9:19 am

Quiet this morning. First anger, then bargain and negotiate, and finally acceptance for where we are! We are a ship without a rudder IMO. What’s a Dawg to do?

JB

October 22nd, 2013
9:56 am

Reading the Florida message boards this AM it hit me. We lost to an Average Vandy team, With a lead, With a SEC record setting 4th year senior QB, against their back up QB, with our coach in year 13, recruiting in one the hottest hot bed states for high school talent there is, against a coach who is in a state that almost NO talent, with very high academic standards. That is pitiful.

DawginLex

October 22nd, 2013
10:05 am

Defense is getting better but CTG is in Richt’s doghouse. He won’t be back

Murray=Not the problem

2012=UGA #1 in explosive plays over 30 yards
2013=UGA #74 in same

Injuries have killed this team.

Murray deserved a better fate but it was not meant to happen.

Richt ain’t going anywhere.

JB

October 22nd, 2013
10:06 am

Vandy has a roster full of Georgia boys that we passed on….yet they won. Wonder what the difference is ?

DawginLex

October 22nd, 2013
10:07 am

NoAxeToGrind

October 22nd, 2013
5:31 am

You want to get rid of Richt? Quit attending the games. Empty seats will get rid of him. They did Fullmer.
*************************************************************

and that has worked out real well…………………

dawgfan

October 22nd, 2013
10:14 am

Yeah, let’s diss Tennessee because they didn’t at all take us in to overtime and almost beat us. Your arrogance is laughable. We just lost to freaking Vandy.

Da Nile ain’t just a river in Egypt DawginLex.

dawgfan

October 22nd, 2013
10:15 am

“Richt ain’t going anywhere”

And we won’t be going anywhere near any championship trophies either.

old dog

October 22nd, 2013
10:28 am

DawginLex,
You gotta admit, the D ain’t happening, and not just because of lack of superstars. It is much deeper than that…….

Dawg Fud

October 22nd, 2013
10:30 am

Realistically, we have zero shot at getting Kirby Smart (if that is who we really want) unless McGarity were to dismiss the entire staff.

Kirby wants no part in having to fire his best friend, Mike Bobo……..and in the words of Unlce Si, “that’s a fact, Jack.”

I really think Charlie Strong would take us seriously if we were looking to go HC route as opposed to Coordinator.

Skokie Dog

October 22nd, 2013
10:33 am

ARdawg wrote, “Any coach can coach 4-5 star studs, it takes a special coach to coach up the 2-3 stars in dire circumstances such as decimating injuries. Other teams have that coach, we don’t.” I agree with most of those remarks, but the U.Ga. staff’s performance leaves some room to doubt your first claim there.
NCdawg: Most of us who think it’s time for Richt to move on are not posting “hysterical rants.”
DawginLex: Yes, it has taken Tennessee three attempts to sign a competent head coach, but I don’t believe that Auburn, Ole Miss, or Texas A&M have had the same experience. For every example of a hiring misfire that you can identify, someone else can offer up another example of a program that improved quickly after making a good decision about a replacement coach. Either outcome is possible.
NoAxeToGrind: You’ve identified the key to solving this problem. Thanks for that reminder.

Skokie Dog

October 22nd, 2013
10:36 am

While I believe that Charlie Strong would be an improvement as HC, don’t forget that the Louisville program has some deep pockets too, and their AD has said that he’ll pay whatever it takes to keep their coach in town.

dawgfan

October 22nd, 2013
10:37 am

I think JB summed it up well. No excuse for a loss to a bumbling Vandy team. This isn’t your 7 or 8 win kind of Vandy team either. They just aren’t very good and we lost to them. Richt is doing a poor job of preparing this team for college football games. For him to tell ESPN that we’re going to be fine is laughable. He’s soft and our team is soft and weak because of it.

There’s just a loser mentality in Athens right now that I don’t see going anywhere until we make a change at the top.

dawgfan

October 22nd, 2013
10:40 am

I would be fine with keeping Bobo on board as OC and I wouldn’t be surprised if Smart was too.

Fat Pie

October 22nd, 2013
11:02 am

Charlie Strong would be a great choice — if you plan to leave the SEC and join the AAC.

Not that it matters. Richt ain’t going nowhere. Get used to it. He’s a good enough HC for an also ran football program.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 22nd, 2013
11:31 am

Charlie Strong LOST to Central Florida and plays a powder puff schedule.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 22nd, 2013
11:35 am

Saban is the DC at Bama – Kirby Smart is just his go-fer.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 22nd, 2013
11:38 am

Kirby Smart? Charlie Strong? Probably not. Keep whining. Keep crying. I find it delightful!

Richt is going NO WHERE.

*** That’s a FACT Jack***

Mobile Dawg

October 22nd, 2013
11:38 am

I agree, unfortunately Richt is probably not going anywhere. Strictly hypothetically speaking, I see a scenario where Bobo could stay at UGA if he wanted, not as OC, but as recruiting coordinator and other capacities. He and Smart would make a strong recruiting team, probably better than CMR.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 22nd, 2013
11:40 am

Dawgfan – ain’t one.

oakisland

October 22nd, 2013
12:03 pm

OldDog and others have mentioned that “we will be loaded next year with our returning starters and incoming recruits”. However, under Richt the last 6 years, I have learned to get loaded to keep my sanity.

NCDawg

October 22nd, 2013
12:04 pm

No head in the sand folks… just trying to get somebody…anybody to step back and take a deep breath.

We’ve lost to Vandy before… when we didn’t have a crippled up offense and a defense that plays well 2 downs… and manages to forget how to on the 3rd. Dooley lost to Vandy too .. when Vandy was extra crappy. Perspective, people. Step back and use your brains and not your emotions.

Fat Pie

October 22nd, 2013
12:06 pm

Georgia alumni can’t affect the decision making process regarding Coach Richt’s tenure.

Too many alumni from competing SEC schools are paying the Athletic Department to keep him. ;-)

old dog

October 22nd, 2013
12:24 pm

oakisland,
Yep, we will have talent, but this team/administration does not handle controversy well at all. I am not saying our offense would be nearly as productive without the top 2 backs and top 4 receivers, but I am saying that the D and special teams did not step up at all to help out. I keep hearing about “young” folks on D, etc. There are entirely too many folks who do not know their assignments. There is a difference between messing up a play, which everyone occasionally does, and actually not knowing what to do. The latter is too many of our players problems. I remember when I was at UGA and an All-American candidate on D got hurt (Jimmy Payne…South Carolina game when George Rogers was there.)……they stuck in a little walk-on unknown freshman. However, he knew his job, and had about 18 tackles that game. He started every game afterward, of course. Anyone out there ever heard of Nate Taylor?
The point is, when he was needed, he stepped up, made it happen, and contrary to so many of our players now on D he had learned his assignments well. When too many players miss too many assignments, they are not being taught the system well enough. Everybody on D from 2nd team on down should know WHAT they are to do, even if perhaps they may not be as capable as the starter.

oakisland

October 22nd, 2013
12:38 pm

OldDog, I agree. You must have been there when I was there–Allen’s, Harry’s, Poss’s. I’m just use to the junkyard dawg mentality that Erk brought to the program. We just need a change.

sigh

October 22nd, 2013
12:42 pm

Bill, just wait til next year when Murray has graduated (and there has been ZERO meaningful playing time for next year’s qb) AND 5 regulars on the offensive line graduate…………you talk about a disaster in the making………………might make the 10-6 loss to UCF a few years back look like a highlight………..

dawgfan

October 22nd, 2013
12:43 pm

We shouldn’t care about a loss to Vandy because Richt has lost to them before? LOL. What a ringing endorsement of his coaching abilities and his legacy.

You may recall that Richt’s arse was on the line then too and we magically started playing better once his paycheck was threatened. It’s amazing what a little accountability (or lack thereof) does with this guy.

Bulldawg35

October 22nd, 2013
12:55 pm

I want everybody gone…..just wait how we will feel in a couple of weeks when we lose to Florida and auburn…..next year we will have unexplainable loss again….their as never been a season under Richt where we have won every game against the east…..nevvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!

DawginLex

October 22nd, 2013
12:55 pm

dawgfan

so the injuries played no part in what happened?

You are far too stupid to be out in public

hopefully, you have help crossing the street

Bulldawg35

October 22nd, 2013
1:01 pm

Next year…

L- at sc!

L- Tennessee

L- Clemson

L – at mizzou

All of this happens if we keep Grantham and no special teams coach.

dawgfan

October 22nd, 2013
1:09 pm

Of course they played a part in what happened. A lot of things go in to the outcome of games, like the 6 practices that Richt decided to skip in the preseason. It’s hard to take a bunch of pizzing and moaning about injuries seriously when our coach isn’t working as hard as he could to get the team ready for the season. Imagine going to your boss and making a bunch of excuses about shoddy work product when you’re leaving work at 4 every day. He’d fire your azz on the spot. Did it play a part when Vandy’s starting QB went down and they had to play with a redshirt freshmen who was 3rd on the depth chart going in to the season? You’re seriously going to sit here and whine about injuries against Vandy when they weren’t even full strength themselves? The fact that you are even doing that is proof of what a weak arse joke Richt has made us.

DawginLex

October 22nd, 2013
1:14 pm

Imagine going into a day having a brain to use

That’s you bud

78Dawg

October 22nd, 2013
1:29 pm

Do you really think Auburn can beat Georgia? They’ve been feeding of nobody teams except A&M.

Fat Pie

October 22nd, 2013
1:32 pm

Next year shouldn’t be quite so disappointing, because Georgia won’t even show up in the pre-season polls.

Fat Pie

October 22nd, 2013
1:33 pm

Georgia doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in Hades of defeating Auburn.

dawgfan

October 22nd, 2013
1:51 pm

Did the injuries make Swann fumble that punt? Did the injuries make that snap sail over Barber’s head? You can’t make that argument. But I can argue that a coach who does not demand maximum effort from his team allows mistakes like that to happen. I can easily argue that it is absolutely beyond freaking inexcusable that we are still struggling with the basics of special teams after our coach decided to take 6 practices off in the preseason.

It’s easy to make arguments when the facts are on your side.

Rocker

October 22nd, 2013
1:56 pm

How much to get the Mad hatter to Athens?

Rocker

October 22nd, 2013
1:59 pm

Between Adams, IMG (our announcers are the worst ever), Grantham’s backup QB school, SEC refs, and parking, Georgia football just isn’t much fun anymore.

old dog

October 22nd, 2013
2:00 pm

oakisland,
Sounds like it……started in fall of ‘76

oakisland

October 22nd, 2013
3:22 pm

old dog, got out in ‘69. Still get fired up about the dawgs but very disappointed with the direction we are headed now.

NCDawg

October 22nd, 2013
3:28 pm

Fact: Beckham Jr. fumbled in the game vs the Dawgs. A very important play too. He is considered a GREAT punt returner. Is there one single thing that HIS coach could have done to make him catch the ball? Answer the question… and no his past history does not matter because it makes it more probable that he WOULDN’T do it. So tell me how it’s a coaching issue…in any way shape, form or fashion. Good luck because only a crazed weasel would think that it is.

I saw the word arrogance used earlier. The absurdity of such comments as this person makes exceeds any level of arrogance imaginable.

Just damn…

NCDawg

October 22nd, 2013
3:29 pm

Face it folks – SPIFF happens and it isn’t all due to poor coaching. IT just freaking happens! Get over it.

old dog

October 22nd, 2013
3:34 pm

NCDawg,
You are right, but our D is not CLOSE to having a clue…..and that, sir, is a fact that SPIFF happens cannot overcome…..

aaron in arizona

October 22nd, 2013
3:34 pm

I remember Ray Goff getting fired the year he had multiple key players go out w/injury, and yet he was told still “not enough improvement” and was fired none the less.

are we seeing improvement in the same old areas where we’ve been weak the past 4 yrs, ie special teams, tackling, variablility in play calls— it seems we run the same 4-6 plays on offense. If it weren’t for having great players, we would really stink regardless of our coaches efforts.

Fat Pie

October 22nd, 2013
3:56 pm

Ray Goff was plagued by injuries and fired for it. Georgia would have been better off keeping him.

CBDAWG

October 22nd, 2013
4:11 pm

FLO: Great post at 11:58AM! But can see clearly that your’e happy w/ the 9-3 and 10-2 seasons and don’t care id Dawg program aspires to Nat’l.Championship type-team.

CBDAWG

October 22nd, 2013
4:12 pm

old dog…good point!

dawgfan

October 22nd, 2013
4:29 pm

I guess I could take NCdawg seriously if he thought ANYTHING that goes wrong has to do with coaching, but that’s not the case. Yet, if Gurley lowers the boom and cracks a few heads on the way to a big pick up I’m sure he’d be the first to credit the coaches with the great play call.

This folks is what we call a credibility problem.

dawgfan

October 22nd, 2013
4:34 pm

LSU fumbled a punt once so that makes it alright. What is this, kindergarten? First of all, the point I was making is that you can’t blame injuries for a fumbled punt. The Kool Aiders act like we only lost the game because of injuries, but once again that little thing called reality doesn’t square with their fairly tale land. We lost the game because a lot of stupid mistakes that a well coaches team does not make at the alarming rate that we make them.

But I bet Alabama fumbled a punt one time so I guess all is well.

BowWow

October 22nd, 2013
4:59 pm

Aaron Murray is The Inerception King of the SEC.

UGA, thanks to Murray’s inept skillset, is LAST in the SEC in turnover margin.

Murray had 3 turnovers in the loss, and Douglas had a 4th, so even though the defense did a solid job gaining 2 turnovers, the offense lost 4.

A surefire formula for losing every game.

BowWow

October 22nd, 2013
5:01 pm

Murray has ranked last in the NCAA in interceptions 2 out of 3 seasons, was 90th the other one.

He is ranked LAST in the ENTIRE NATION in interceptions.

BowWow

October 22nd, 2013
5:03 pm

Missouri is winning because of their turnover margin.

LSU is winning because of their 3rd down onversion rate.

Murray has led UGA to be ranked 120th in interceptions thrown, and 91st in 3rd down conversions.

Murray gots to go.

BowWow

October 22nd, 2013
5:05 pm

How to go 5-0 from here out?
1. Win the turnover battle
2. Get better on 3rd down conversions on off & def

Uga fans are hilarious

October 22nd, 2013
5:11 pm

Excuses excuses

Uga must have a degree program in excuses. ;)

Topp Dogg

October 22nd, 2013
5:19 pm

UGA hasn’t had a good defense in years now it appears our special team have also become a problem,,why cant CMR see this and do something about it before it costs him his job?

lynn bohannon

October 22nd, 2013
5:29 pm

its amazing when u look on line and tickets to the Florida came are going for face value motels are being canceled first tine since the 70s nothing is on the line but bragging rights. we are in touble and somone needs to do something fast. the big boosters arent going to stand for it

Uga fans are hilarious

October 22nd, 2013
5:44 pm

Pay raises are on the way and all the uga fans will be saying wait til next year for 34th year in a row

Lol

Topp Dogg

October 22nd, 2013
5:45 pm

Florida has injuries too what is the excuse going to be if they spank us, beating GT just isn’t good enough and isn’t a sure thing with this team.

short memories

October 22nd, 2013
6:13 pm

So Richt at practice today had them in pads – not to hit but to protect them in case they fell down. He said they “worked on special teams issues”. No specifics just that they worked on them. He also gave them the day off tomorrow. So in addition to the 6 days they missed in preseason they get another one tomorrow because they are executing so well and don’t to practice. I bet if Saban had just had his arse handed to him he would do the same thing and say “guys I love you and want you to enjoy tomorrow and just hang out”

dawgfan

October 22nd, 2013
7:05 pm

I think we need to spend at least one practice working on our high diving.

The guys deserve a break.

BankerDawg

October 22nd, 2013
8:58 pm

Are you serious? He’s giving these kids a day off? They just took two weekends off against Mizz and Vanderbilt. This is a prime example of everything Dawgfan and some of us have been saying. I’m disgusted with the indifference with this staff. I honestly believe that either one of these things are true:

1). Incompetence: Richt really stepped away from X’s and O’s when he stopped calling plays and turned the reigns over to Bobo and Martinez. He wanted to be the Bobby Bowden of GA football and believes that he has world class coordinators surrounding him. I don’t know why he believes that when UGA consistently loses games we aren’t supposed to and show up unprepared to program defining games when the lights are the brightest (Bosie, SC, Oklahoma Sate and every SECCG we’ve played in the last 2 years). He consistently gets out coached and blames execution on the players.

2). Indifference: all we ever hear from him is our goal to win the SEC East. That is a pretty low goal considering the talent we’ve had over the past 13 years. During his tenure he allowed Martinez to single handily destroy the Junk Yard Dawg legacy and then gives a mediocre ex-GA QB the reigns of the offense of a top tier program. During that time he had grown very rich, he had to fire his best friend and dealt with family illness. His perspective (through his religious lense) is that it’s just a game.

Either of these scenarios do not produce a championship program. The root cause of GA’s problems are our (Richts) process. It doesn’t and hasn’t worked. Again, consider the talent that has come through UGA during his tenure. The best he and his staff have done with it since 2005 is win the East. I guess in his mind he’s been successful. In the immortal words of the great Rick Flair, “To be the man, you’ve got to beat “the man”. I don’t think he has that kind of passion anymore. It’s time for a change.

DredsJarvis

October 22nd, 2013
9:13 pm

GO DAWGS! Ya’ll quit your whining!

Dane

October 22nd, 2013
9:27 pm

Georgia always has a great football program. It may not be as good as Alabama’s but still a power house none the less. http://sell-junk-cars-indianapolis.com

BankerDawg

October 22nd, 2013
9:32 pm

Georgia “always” has a great football program? Does 6-7 ring any bells (2010).

CBDAWG

October 22nd, 2013
9:35 pm

Dane: What’s your definition of a “powerhouse”football program?

CBDAWG

October 22nd, 2013
9:41 pm

BANKERDAWG: You are brilliant! You go to the root of the problem!!! AGREE w/ you 100%! It’s Coach Richt.

SenecaWooofer

October 22nd, 2013
9:52 pm

Stop blaming CMR and look at the legacy of Adams Coach has had to deal with!!!!! Wants us to be like Harvard in the SEC!

BankerDawg

October 22nd, 2013
10:18 pm

Seneca – Adams was an idiot. My understanding is that he was the one that ran Dooley out from the AD spot. That aside, I don’t see Adams running the football program. In fact, the opposite has been true. Richt’s has received everything he has asked for, and rightfully so. A program like UGA should have state of the art facilities etc. The problem is deeper, less obvious, than simply injuries and bad officiating this season. Look at the body of work and tell me if we’re getting better, staying the same, or getting worse. Only one out of the three is acceptable.

SenecaWooofer

October 22nd, 2013
10:41 pm

Adams’ put very astringement limits on our program and wanted academics over Championships…which the team and Coach suffers over to this day…unlike Saburn…

7576DAWG

October 22nd, 2013
10:43 pm

Even with all the mistakes if Drew only get ruffing the passer called and not thrown out and if a very blind Official doesn’t negate a great stop by Wilson then Vanderbilt never scores and Georgia win by 2 touchdowns. After the bad call on Wilson the Defense is saying ” What do we have to do? We can’t win where we do it right or not. This state of confusion allowed Vanderbilt to take the ball down and score.
No matter how hard it is for those of you who hope that Richt and Grantham fail, this lose was all on the Officials and the Rules Committee who made a Rule that they thought was air tight. They never thought that an over zealous judge would call Targeting get it reversed and there would be no foul on the play, just a damn good break up, text book. If things keep going the way they are I really think that College Football needs to not allow any tackling and go to FLAG FOOTBALL. We are not very far from that now. The players have just gotten too big to be able to control how ruff it can get. Also if we go to Flag Football then we can open up recruiting to women.

Real Problem

October 22nd, 2013
10:47 pm

Let’s be blunt…..our coaching sucks. Want it to get better….hire Kirby Smart….. the Georgia guy learning from the best coach in college football. Watching us play makes me want to drink…..watch Alabama and you see what real coaching is all about.
With all that said, look for Richt to get a new long term deal. We are sooooo stupid.

885thyrdawggie

October 22nd, 2013
10:55 pm

7576 flag football is coming in our lifetime brother! Ease up on the referees deciding the game..Calls sucked of course…but multitude of reasons our Dogs lost and quit blaming refs! Real Prob…..Cutcliffe and Kubiak and Wade Phillips were great #2s…Stop luving on Kirby, please

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 22nd, 2013
10:59 pm

Saban is the DC at Bummer – Kirby’s just his go-fer.

885thyrdawggie

October 22nd, 2013
11:05 pm

Thus why the tickles for him as the new HC, Flo?

885thyrdawggie

October 22nd, 2013
11:09 pm

Funny how Bdog 35….7576…etc get all tired. Were this a Tech site ole GTBob would be “asleep”! lmao.

885thyrdawggie

October 22nd, 2013
11:09 pm

Real Problem

October 22nd, 2013
11:09 pm

LADawg……good posts, but will go right over the heads of most Georgia fans. Why? Because everyone is into hating Nick Saban. As for me, give me a coach that demands excellence. We just do not get it….very sad.

Real Problem

October 22nd, 2013
11:12 pm

Flo-Ri-Duh, you are clueless about the MAJOR ROLL Kirby Smart has with Alabama. Georgia fan that just does not get it……….

885thyrdawggie

October 22nd, 2013
11:17 pm

885thyrdawggie

October 22nd, 2013
11:18 pm

NOW u want Kirby! oh my!

GTBob Jr.

October 22nd, 2013
11:20 pm

Don’t think we Jackets don’t check your sordid excuses for a team…Dogs lost to VANDY!!!! LMAO!!!! 56-0 here!

gaseousClay

October 22nd, 2013
11:31 pm

NO TEAM with all of these injuries can win a Championship! Get well Doggies!

Real Problem

October 23rd, 2013
6:41 am

885, you may want to stay with Richt and company….NOT ME. We are going to be a middle of the pack SEC east team over the next few years unless we make a bold move. K. Smart recruits the state of Georgia for Alabama and has done very well. Smart with a G on his hat could keep the best talent in state. I would dare to say we could win a National Championship within four years…..NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN WITH RICHT. Stick your head in the sand if you want…..better yet why don’t you give Richt a lifetime contract based on WHAT?

dawgfan

October 23rd, 2013
6:58 am

Will Mushamp on Florida’s off week: “We have an awful lot to work on…”

I wonder if they’ll be taking a bunch of days off? I sure hope so. We don’t seem to play very well against teams that outwork us.

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

October 23rd, 2013
7:48 am

Why are you guys so football stupid?!?
If you had a decent d-coordinator, you’d stop people
If you’d sign more players and quit worrying about how many Nick Saban signs, you’d have better depth.

Is the entire state like Honey Boo Boo, or just your football fans?

dawgfan

October 23rd, 2013
8:14 am

Not true. Richt is a very nice guy. Great husband. Great father. Just a great all round guy.

As far as I can tell, these are the only qualifications needed to essentially have a lifetime contract as Georgia’s head football coach. I’ve been told he is never leaving Georgia. It can’t be all the trophies he’s collected.

Thanks.

Bulldawg35

October 23rd, 2013
8:22 am

The only way we beat fla is if Conley…rumph…Bennett are playing….and I don’t think they will be healthy in time!!! Gators 35 UGA 14…..

Bulldawg35

October 23rd, 2013
8:25 am

Watch will mustard out coach Richt in Jacksonville……I bet ol muschamp will prepare better than Richt will in these 2 weeks!

Bulldawg35

October 23rd, 2013
8:27 am

What a disappointing season….turnovers….snaps over the punters head….injuries…..blocked punts…..dropped punts…fake fg’s ran in for touchdowns….woo hoo!!!!

Bulldawg35

October 23rd, 2013
8:30 am

The biggest weakness on this team in order

1 special teams

2 secondary

3. O- line………these are the 3 biggest reasons we have 3 losses…..but coach mike ridge said we didn’t need an special teams coach! Woo hoo!

Bulldawg35

October 23rd, 2013
8:35 am

I think we will finish 7-5… Woo hoo!

Bulldawg35

October 23rd, 2013
8:47 am

I can see now….we will get up on fla 14-0……. Then Richt will tell bobo to get out the vanilla play book…hell we have seen this vanilla book the last 3 weeks……haha!

dawgfan

October 23rd, 2013
8:58 am

I honestly wouldn’t be surprised at all to see us beat Florida. They aren’t very good. All will be well with the Kool Aiders. I see a 8-4 regular season. Auburn will be too much for us. We’ll go to some meaningless bowl game, get a meaningless W and the Kool Aiders will start pounding their chests about “next year.” Excuses and blind optimism will keep Richt around forever. You can see this all coming from a mile away.

Its depressing. If you ask me why I bother to follow it you’d have yourself a very good question. I’m beginning to have some serious doubts myself.

1969 Graduate

October 23rd, 2013
9:28 am

Next season!

Sorry, Kool-Aid drinkers, but next season is here. This is it. Our football program simply isn’t good at all. We thought we had great victories over South Carolina, and LSU until they lost to Tennessee and Ole Miss. We thought we deserved a high ranking even with a remarkably weak defense and no special team expertise and with blatantly terrible coaching decisions on display in every game.

Florida is really, really bad. Maybe we can beat them. I said much the same about Vanderbilt. Giving our team a few days off practice this week is one of the worst ideas in the history of football. This team could spend a week figuring out who knows how to catch punts and snap to the punter.

You don’t lose to a bad Vanderbilt team unless you’re really, really, really bad. To be as bad as Georgia has looked coaches have to get really creative.

Mark Richt is doing a poor job. Why are we keeping him?

Go, Dawgs!

Bulldawg35

October 23rd, 2013
9:55 am

I’m just not confident at all about us beating fla……I mean vandy is a bad team this year….we were their first sec win of 2013. If we can lose a 13 point lead to vandy in the fourth quarter….we can lose to anybody…including Kentucky…….as long as our special teams are in an early Christmas season mode giveaway….watch out.

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

October 23rd, 2013
11:37 am

Why are you guys so football stupid?!?
If you had a decent d-coordinator, you’d stop people…
If you’d sign more players and quit worrying about how many Nick Saban signs, you’d have better depth.

Is the entire state like Honey Boo Boo, or just your football fans?