Fan talk: Where do the Dawgs go from here?

Did Mike Bobo not trust his backup players enough against Vandy? (University of Georgia)

Did Mike Bobo not trust his backup players enough against Vandy? (University of Georgia)

Aside from the “Fire Richt!” and “Fire everyone!” laments from some readers, there were more reasoned fan responses and questions in this week’s Junkyard Mail. Let’s check some of it out. …

Joe Burger writes: Hey Bill, Mediocre defense, more special teams errors, the absolute worst called offensive game of the year, just terrible. The whole football program gets an F [against Vanderbilt]. Now, I know there were some TERRIBLE calls and, yes, we’re missing offensive playmakers, but we lost to Vandy. So, would you change your midterm grade for the team after seeing that performance? And even more importantly, but left unanswered in your report card, where is the UGA football program headed in the future? Bill, are we ever gonna win a national championship with coach Richt and his staff? I hate to be the Doubting Thomas, and I’m not gonna scream to fire coach Richt, but at what point do you say, “We need a new leader, we need fresh leadership to take us to a higher level.” These type of morale-busting losses have been too often over the last few years. To open the season the way we did, then to follow it up with these losses, especially against Vandy, is downright embarrassing. As always, thanks Bill …

Joe, I wouldn’t revisit my midterm grade for the Dogs (overall grade B-) because it was based on the first six games. But, yes, the Bulldogs are off to a very poor start on the second half of the season, though I’m not ready to write them off just yet. For the Vandy game, I’d have given the offense a D, the defense a C-, special teams an F and coaching a D. (And if I were grading the officials, they would have been expelled!) As for the future, Georgia returns most of its offensive talent next year (Aaron Murray being the notable exception) and the young defensive players will be a year older, though Todd Grantham’s record as a developer of talent at UGA is mixed so far. Next year also sees a very favorable schedule for Georgia. Good enough to win a national title? Well, barring another year of numerous and key injuries and a flop by Hutson Mason or whoever ends up succeeding Murray, it certainly would be possible. But, frankly, I’d say until Mark Richt adjusts his stubborn attitude on the subject of special teams and figures out a way to keep that aspect of the game from continually dragging down his program, the odds are long against any sort of championship. And I don’t necessarily mean just naming a special teams coordinator. Coordinator or no, what Georgia needs to do is figure out why execution in special teams play is so frequently poor. Do they need to practice more? Do they need to revisit what they do in practice? Do players need to be held more accountable? Would an Urban Meyer approach, where players compete for the honor of playing on special teams led by the head coach, be more effective? I don’t know, but, unless Richt figures out an answer, his teams are going to keep losing games they shouldn’t lose.

Mike Edwards, who attended the game in Nashville, writes: There are many reasons for UGA losing, but the main reason is the coaching staff approached this game with a let’s not lose [attitude] as opposed to let’s play this game to win it. We keep hearing the mantra “next man up,” then ask them to play with their proverbial hands tied behind their backs. Other teams are winning with backup players because they trust them to execute the plays they have been coached to play. Players know when a coaching staff does not trust them to make the plays and they will play to those expectations. If you truly believe in the “next man up” mantra then coach them in a way where you demand and expect them to execute the plays. This loss is on the coaching staff.  Hopefully things can be turned around for the rest of the season. Let’s play to win the rest of them! Still a UGA fan!

I think you make a very good point, Mike, especially when it comes to Georgia’s anemic offensive showing against the Dores. While, yes, you’d expect Mike Bobo to have adjusted his playcalling somewhat in the absence of talent like Todd Gurley and Justin Scott-Wesley, his ultra conservative game plan against Vandy and his refusal to challenge Vandy deep backfired. I think his approach also may have rubbed off on his quarterback, who admitted he already was having “trust” problems with his replacement receivers. The only way for Murray to gain trust in those players is to challenge them to get open and break the big play that has been Bobo’s mainstay.

Josh Cuevas writes: Bill, Undoubtedly the defense is the biggest problem right now, and it hasn’t improved with experience. Last year the defense was porous even with a slew of NFL players-to-be roaming the field. This year with younger players it’s one of the worst in the country. That should never happen with the kind of recruits UGA gets, even if we had to start 11 true freshmen. … With the exception of the 2011 Dawgs, Grantham’s defenses have vastly underperformed every season given the type of talent he has on the field. Even with the rash of recent injuries, Georgia would have still been a Top 10 team this year if the defense had simply been average, instead of terrible, unable to make stops on 3rd and 4th downs even against the worst teams. Certainly the Bulldogs have experienced other problems (special teams, horrible officiating, injuries, overly conservative play calling, etc.), but teams with a talent base like Georgia’s should be able to overcome those sporadic flaws. They can’t overcome a defense that can’t stop 2nd string quarterbacks from 2nd tier programs from marching down the field on every possession.

A tough but fair assessment, Josh. Normally, when an opponent’s starting quarterback goes out, you’d expect a defense to be react like a shark when there’s blood in the water, but against Missouri and Vandy Grantham’s defenders seemed, if anything, to relax. Not a sign of good coaching.

Head linesman Gary Jayroe gets an earful from Mark Richt in the Vanderbilt game. (Associated Press)

Head linesman Gary Jayroe gets an earful from Mark Richt in the Vanderbilt game. (Associated Press)

Jim P. writes: As bad as Georgia’s play was [against Vanderbilt], it was good enough to win the game. But the refs and the asinine [targeting] rule stole the game at that point. People are lying if they say otherwise. The Dawgs had the game under control at that point.

As much like sour grapes as that might sound, Jim, you’re right. That belated second targeting call, in particular, was abysmal and showed every sign of resulting from an official feeling pressure from the Vandy bench right behind him. We probably won’t ever know whether that officiating crew was disciplined or reprimanded in any way by the SEC, but they certainly needed it.

Bubba King (no relation) writes: Bill, Over the summer, I wrote to you regarding my major concern going into the season. You were nice enough to post my email, and in your reply, you scoffed at my concerns. Do you recall what it was? It was long-snapping. My point was that we had been spoiled by the mistake-free play of Ty Frix, and you pretty much told me that there were two players there who were more than capable to do the job and long-snapping should be the least of my worries. How do you feel about that now? LOL, just busting your chops a little.

Consider my chops properly busted, Bubba!

Morton Johnson writes: Bill, Looking ahead at next season, I’m growing very concerned about the fact that the presumed heir to the starting quarterback position will have hardly played in a real game in more than two years. I know Georgia has had a tough schedule up to now that didn’t allow for a lot of second- and third-team players to get in, but shouldn’t the coaches be thinking ahead at least a little bit when it comes to Hutson Mason?

Good question, Morton, and a tough one for Richt and his staff to deal with. On his “Bulldog Hotline” show this week, the coach was asked about the backup QB and responded that he would have expected Mason to have played by now, but noted: “It’s just been one of those kinds of seasons … every single game has come down to the wire.” Unless Kentucky turns out to be a cakewalk, the only game left on the schedule where you might expect Mason to see much playing time is Appalachian State. While I know it might seem unfair to fifth-year senior Murray to ask him to give up any playing time, I think perhaps starting Mason in that game might be good, just to let him feel what it’s like to be the starter. Even if he sits most of that game, Murray is still likely to get the remaining records within his reach. I have a feeling Richt and Bobo wouldn’t be willing to go so far as to start Mason, but I certainly hope he gets the bulk of the playing time against App State. Just as Murray deserves kudos for coming back to play his senior year, Mason is due some credit for taking a redshirt year last season and staying at Georgia when he could have transferred elsewhere. I think he’s owed some playing time for that.

Beach Dawg Living Among Equally Unhappy Gators writes: We all feel the pain and, as you know, the blogs are humming with passionate views on who needs to be fired, what needs to be done, etc, etc. About the only thing that I have not seen recommended is abolishment of the football program! So, Mr. King, if you choose to accept, what are the top three actions you would take at the end of the season if you were the AD and/or head coach.

Interesting challenge, Beach Dawg. OK, I’ll bite. The first thing I would do wouldn’t wait until after the season. I’d tell Grantham now to simplify his defensive schemes and get them in to the players quicker because I didn’t ever want to have to burn another timeout because the defense was confused as to the call. That’s just inexcusable. Same thing goes for whoever is responsible for getting the special teams out on the field; Georgia should never have to burn a timeout for that, either. Speaking of special teams, I’d address that problem as I outlined in the answer to the earlier question. And, lastly, I’d take a good, hard look at what’s being done to recruit and develop players on both the offensive and defensive lines.

Quayvon Hicks is sporting a different style of facemask this season. (Jason Getz / AJC)

Quayvon Hicks is sporting a different style of facemask this season. (Jason Getz / AJC)

Paula Bechtler writes: Hi Bill! Any update on Chris Conley after his injury on Saturday? Can you tell me if there is going to be a Dawg Walk in Jacksonville, and if so, when and where? Also, I have noticed that some UGA players have face masks that look slightly different from the others, with a tighter-knit web pattern. Do you know why that is? Thanks!

Last word on Conley was inconclusive but it didn’t look like he was that close to being able to return to practice. And if he doesn’t practice, he won’t play against the Gators. The grill-like facemask you’re referring to, worn by fullback Quayvon Hicks, is similar to one worn by a couple of NFL players. Before the season, when the players were getting new helmets, Hicks told the equipment manager he wanted something more “intimidating” than a conventional facemask. As for the Dawg Walk in Jacksonville, UGA athletic information chief Claude Felton tells me it will be the same as the last few years. Players unload from the buses near the stadium loading dock and make a short walk into the stadium. It’s scheduled for 1:39 p.m. ET.

Barbara Sarco writes: Hi Bill, is Adrian Scott, a monster senior defensive back out of Valdosta High, on Richt’s radar? Think I should tweet him (CMR)? Scott is leading the defensive charge down in God’s country. Thanks.

Barbara, we won’t really know until the coaches get on the road next month for evaluations what late-bloomers they’re pursuing, but AJC recruiting guru Michael Carvell says he hasn’t heard anything yet about Georgia and Scott. A tweet to the head coach certainly wouldn’t hurt.

That’s it for this bye week. Next time, we’ll talk Dogs and Gators!

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Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 26th, 2013
10:54 am

Lots of great points

good article Bill King

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 26th, 2013
10:54 am

By the way

1st

Stuttgart Dawg

October 26th, 2013
11:14 am

Bill,

The key to beating the Vandy’s and Kentucky’s of the world is using our tight ends more. Vandy’s D did an excellent job of making Murray throw tough passes to mostly covered receivers. Vandy did not need to worry about the tight ends and were able to sit back in their zones. If GA hits tight ends under neath and starts moving chains, there’s no way Vandy or anyone else can sit in that zone for long. With a limited running game, Bobo has to substitute other higher pct. plays with tight ends. FL, Auburn and Tech will show us the same looks if the running game does not recover and Bobo does not adjust.

Bullwinkle

October 26th, 2013
11:16 am

I’m sick of all this ‘the season’s over,’ put in Mason stuff. Look, it’s been a tough first-half schedule (especially with Mizou’s surprise emergence as a top 10 team) and yes Vandy was a stinker. But with Gurley back and Murray at QB this is still one of the SEC’s best offenses. There’s no reason not to win out. Florida is down and Auburn may be bouncing back but no way are they 11 in the country (they will lose at Tenn — you heard it here first.) And Tech? Gimme a break….I just don’t think you throw in the towel. Finish the drill!

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 26th, 2013
11:24 am

Finish what drill?

dawgfan

October 26th, 2013
11:50 am

A&M 14 Vandy 0

dawgfan

October 26th, 2013
11:54 am

Can’t wait to get my “Finish the Drill” Outback Bowl shirt.

Joey

October 26th, 2013
11:57 am

Good stuff Bill, but I would venture to say that even UK and Appalachian St will be tight games. Hutson Mason won’t see game time til ‘14.

Stuttgart Dawg, agree about the TEs, but how long have we been waiting for Richt/Bobo to utilize our TEs, most of whom (including both of the current ones) go on to play on Sundays.

Bullwinkle, our O is NOWHERE as good as before. We lost 6 play-makers who can score from anywhere on the field, and nobody has stepped up to replace any of them. And Gurley won’t be the same Gurley we saw in the first 3 games – high ankle sprains limit athletes for months. Then, without Mitchell, JSW, Conley, and Marshall stretching the field, Gurley will see 8 men in the box from here on out.

Don’t mistake my realism for negativism. I’d love to see some young guys shine, but if it didn’t happen vs Vandy’s D, it sure is hard to see it happening vs the UF and UA Ds either . . .

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 26th, 2013
12:01 pm

We have a Tight Ends coach

We dont have a Special Teams coach or one designated that knows what they are doing

yet

We hardly use our Tight Ends and our Special teams continue to be abysmal

“Finish the Drill”

dawgfan

October 26th, 2013
12:07 pm

A&M 21 Vandy 0

dawgfan

October 26th, 2013
12:17 pm

A&M 28 Vandy 0

Truthiness

October 26th, 2013
12:18 pm

Good discussion, Bill. I agree that Coach Richt must change his basic approach in a few areas of persistent underperformance before this program can reach the status of a national championship contender. But the question remains: if he fails to do so, are we content with the status quo? Is the Athletic Director? Are the big bucks contributors? Any change will come with disruption, and UGA has always seemed more concerned about slipping back than moving forward. I don’t see much changing.

7576DAWG

October 26th, 2013
12:20 pm

Bill
I second everything you have said and you said it well.
When the new QB came into the game for Missouri, someone with none or very little playing time, if I was the Defensive Coordinator I would have had an uncontrollable drool from the anticipated 6 or 7 man BLITZ on every play.

JIm Tavegia

October 26th, 2013
12:32 pm

Richt must now play the 2 quarterbacks that he think MIGHT lead the team next year and see if they have the right stuff. Murray sits. He has his records and this poor season does not sit on his shoulders at all. With all the injuries this is not his fault.

This team must now look solely on 2014 and give some new players the time they need to get ready under game conditions for next season. If the QBs on the roster don’t show enough, then the number one recruiting challenge will be to find a high school quarterback that might follow in Murray’s shoes.

Murray is to be congratulated for all he has done at UGA. He will always be remembered as a great player and a class act. Any parent would be super-proud to have a son like him. I wish him all the best in the NFL. I see a lot of Drew Brees in him.

Sinclair dawg

October 26th, 2013
12:37 pm

Agree that Gurly’s coming back is not the end of UGAs offensive problems. With all the injuries to receivers, I suspect teams will stuff the box and force Murray to throw. Unless UGA begins using their tight ends more (something they seemed to do with more frequency earlier in the season), I don’t see Gurly’s having much success. And Chip Towers reported this morning on the radio show that Gurly’s had a noticeable limp during practice this week.

dog4life

October 26th, 2013
12:40 pm

If you guys are serious in desiring a coaching change, this may be the year to pull the trigger. Of course, this will be determined if McGarity and the big donors are serious about change. Boise St (Scott Peterson) are 5 and 3 so far. This is the first time since 2005 Boise St has had 3 losses–remember Peterson was the OC before the HC. I like his approach to games and game planning–a caveat–if something like this happens remember we as the Dawg Nation are also taking a big chance. It seems to be a chance many of you desire. Let me shout this “NOT KIRBY SMART” he is a DC and a Saban puppet–just look at Muschamp. This program if it desires a change needs a proven HC and administrator–Scott Peterson is proven–but i would also say we need to calm down and see what happens the rest of the way–change just to be changing may be more disastrous than one can imagine. Go Dawgs!!!

Macclenny_dawg

October 26th, 2013
12:44 pm

Bill,
When you don’t have a special teams coach nobody can get the blame when things go wrong. But it also leaves the players not knowing who to turn to on special teams which I think is the biggest problem!!! So Richt gets the blame. Yes we have had injuries but why do we always seem to have more than other teams??? I also remember hearing Richt and Bobo saying they would get Mason some meaningful snaps this season. Coaching has been a problem for years but don’t worry Richt is studying real hard on the Cutting edge this week!!!

Sir William...

October 26th, 2013
12:50 pm

Bill,
The first time we called a timeout to get the defense aligned, Richt should’ve called Grantham aside
and ordered the simplification. Timeouts, clock management, has always been an Achilles heel of CMR.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 26th, 2013
12:54 pm

Putting in Mason or Ramsey to get much needed experience is probably not a good idea

We need the excuse of lack of experience at the QB position for one of the many excuses as to why the team under performs next season

Finish the Drill

Joey

October 26th, 2013
1:47 pm

I really do feel for Richt right now – I’m sure he saw his offense as one that could get the Dawgs into the Big Game, young (and bad) defense or not. And for 4 games, I believed it as well.

I also still believe that the UGA offense that scored 80+ points on SC and LSU, would have won the last two games, if not for the injuries.

Richt cannot do anything about the injuries (what, 21 right now who won’t play in Jax?), but he sure could do something about the STs – who I feel, lost all three games this season.

kauai dawg

October 26th, 2013
1:52 pm

We’ve also lost sight of the fullback and tight end in our game planning it seems. Because of our WR’s being so inexperienced are teams covering our FB and TE?

kauai dawg

October 26th, 2013
1:53 pm

Joey correct ST are anything but special

LADawg

October 26th, 2013
2:08 pm

I would say that Georgia is the third or fourth best recruiting state behind Florida, Texas, and maybe California. When Richt got to UGA he said he was going to put a fence around the state. There’s a hole in the fence. We should be top 5 almost every year just as Bowdon and Richt were at Florida State. Must we wait for the occassional blue moon when we are blessed with a weak schedule to expect big things from the Dawgs? We should be competing and beating the best of the best even if we have to play through some injuries. We are getting beat by Bama, Auburn, and even the Vols for the state’s best players. We need the absolute best recruits because anything less will certainly not be able to compete against the best with the coaching they are receiving in Athens. Cases in point: DBs and offensive line.

dawgfan

October 26th, 2013
2:12 pm

A&M 49 Vandy 17

But we had injuries…

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 26th, 2013
2:27 pm

dawgfan

wait a minute A&M had 5 turnovers

had A&M not had 5 turnovers A&M would have won today

Angela Wilson

October 26th, 2013
2:27 pm

I always appreciate your comments, Bill. I admit that all of the “Fire Richt” comments being heard the past few years and creeping back in this year are frustrating. Tennessee fans would be the first to warn us about getting rid of an amazing coach. Championship or not, Richt has been a difference maker in Athens. Heck, I was a student 1996-2000… the Jim Donnan days. About the only memorable things I remember are the 4OT win at Auburn (lucky to have been at that one!) and a win over UF. I have so much respect for Mark Richt and wish people would support him as well as the team. Oh, and while I’m on the subject of support, stay in Sanford for four quarters, win or lose. I love that Saban called out Bama fans on this subject!

RealOlDawg

October 26th, 2013
2:28 pm

Not sure why the fuss about the Dawgs’ performance this year or why they were so highly ranked pre-season. I had them probably starting out 1-3 + losing another game along the way (but not to MO or Vandy). Last year’s defense was spotty even with all that NFL bound talent so a huge step back had to be expected there. The O-line which should be a strength is average at best. Hoping to outscore your opponents is not exactly a recipe for success in the SEC. Only in a few cases have the 4-5 star recruits panned out – what’s up with that?.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 26th, 2013
2:55 pm

Angela

The difference in the Donnan years an now is fans arent paying $250 for 2 season tickets they are paying $1000 for 2 season tickets with nothing to show for it but pay raises and contract extensions for the coaches

If the fanbase is asked to deliver so much more then the coaches should do the same

If you are content with 2 or more losses every year and no SEC championships thats fine but stop making the fanbase fork out a bunch of money for no results but a bunch of Outback/Chik-fil-a level bowl games

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 26th, 2013
2:58 pm

As for Tennessee I would do a little more research before I used them as an example

Most simply do not get it

October 26th, 2013
3:17 pm

Vandy was a UGA low point in my memory dating back to 1959. They simply wanted to mail that game in. They were not prepared to lay SEC football and when the refs made the bad calls and Swann fumbled GA was mentally and emotionally AND PHYSICALLY defeated.

Now? Too much negativity has hit the entire team, coaches included. I see Georgia winning two more games. The Florida, Auburn and GT games might be really ugly. UGA will not be in those games. Pride? Forget that. THAT went with the MIZZO and Vandy losses.

McGarity will step in and demand that CMR make some serious changes in his staff, especially concerning CTG.

UGA is about to swoon, so get ready.

UGA man, class of 71 & 73

Most simply do not get it II

October 26th, 2013
3:26 pm

Gurney returns and UGA is good on O again?

GURLEY WILL NOT get 80 yes vs Florida. Murray is NO LONGER a legit deep ball threat. They will load the box and crust Georgia’s running game, with gimpy Todd Gurley.

UGA is in deep trouble with the meat of the schedule upcoming. NO ST, NO credible O and no damned D.

Go dogs.

dawgfan

October 26th, 2013
3:32 pm

Amazing coach? Amazing coach?!?!?!?! We just lost to Vandy. Amazing coach?!?!?!?!

What drug are you people on?

OldFan

October 26th, 2013
3:49 pm

Georgia still has a good chance over the next few years for a National Championship….in gymnastics.

bill

October 26th, 2013
3:56 pm

fire everyone and run anyone out of the country who does not believe the answer is fire the coach and everyone on the staff. I suggest also getting rid of all players and starting over. That way all the bloggers could put in to coach or play. UGA would be 14-0 with that.

TnDawg

October 26th, 2013
4:01 pm

Final score A&M 56 Vandy 24. And A&M supposedly has a defense worst than ours. The Vandy loss is the worst in years. Somehow the A&M defense somehow managed to beat the backup quarterback even thought A&M had 5 turnovers. We can’t be this bad.

Dawg89

October 26th, 2013
4:03 pm

The best teams take care of business against average teams. Check the Texas A&M throttling of Vandy and the Tide Rolling on the Vols. UGA plays down to the opponent. Always has in years past, too. That is completely on the coaches.

Dawg89

October 26th, 2013
4:06 pm

Grantham is a joke. I recall that introductory news conference when he was hired and all the bluster about creating a defense feared by opponents. I recall some pretty strong words from CTG that haven’t been backed up with results. Somebody should ask him about that. Better do that on a phone interview though or he might choke you.

Jimmy

October 26th, 2013
4:09 pm

Bill, the IQ level of your questioners must be quite low.

No one has asked you about Aaron Murray’s turnovers, and how they continue to be THE REASON the SEASON is a joke?

I guess, what 3 turnovers from Murray in one game, and Richt won’t put in Hutson Mason? How many in one game does Murray have to commit to see Mason put in, 12?

Lannie bishop

October 26th, 2013
4:16 pm

Richt is not the problem, after all we came within a few yards of playing for the national championship. Grantham and his defensive philosophy cost us the Alabama game and many others. Offense gives fans the most excitement but great junkyard dog type defense gives us the most pride. When will we see it again. Lastly why with all our great recruiting do we never seem to get quality defensive lineman. Do we have to go all the way back to David Pollack to find the last one?

dawgfan

October 26th, 2013
4:23 pm

The problem with blaming everything on QB turnovers is that you Kool Aiders tried that with Stafford, you tried it with Cox and now you’re trying it with Murray. This is called a credibility problem.

You blame the defense. You blame the offense. You blame the injuries. You blame the players. You blame the assistant coaches. You blame the refs. You blame the media. You blame the fans. You blame the cheerleaders. You blame the marching band. You blame the people working the concession stands at Sanford.

You blame anyone and everyone except the head guy whose sole responsibility is to see that Georgia wins football games. You’re going to run this program in to the ground with your blind delusional devotion to this man.

Please stop.

Edvis

October 26th, 2013
4:55 pm

Bear Bryant, who won a few football games, said you always need to win the kicking game. Dick Vermeil once said that if a team gets a kick blocked in a game, that team will lose.

Sometimes I think Mark Richt thinks he’s too smart for fundamentals — like special teams and clock management.

dawgfan

October 26th, 2013
4:57 pm

Bill, just took the time to read your entire column. Recruiting along the offensive and defensive lines is far from a new problem. It’s been a problem for the better part of a DECADE now and Richt has done absolutely nothing about it. This is what I find so baffling about this season. Many fans act like all the problems we are having this year are something new. The defense has been mediocre to bad going on 6 seasons now. As noted above, shoddy play up front has been a problem for even longer. You say we’re not the reasoned ones but to me it’s totally irrational and borderline delusional to act like this season is some aberration that won’t happen again.

So excuse me if I’m being so unreasonable not wanting to give Richt more time. He’s had all the time in the everlovin’ world.

Good grief.

doggoneit

October 26th, 2013
5:08 pm

If we fire the coach WHO DO WE GET TO REPLACE HIM! Give me names IDIOTS

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 26th, 2013
5:14 pm

doggoneit

names have already been given many times on this blog

and by the way Florida Alabama and many other programs that demand championships dont sit around and say who are gonna get;

oh and I bet when Donnan was here; arent you glad we didnt say “If we fire the coach WHO DO WE GET TO REPLACE HIM! Give me names IDIOTS”

dawgfan

October 26th, 2013
5:14 pm

I know it would be hard to find a coach who can replace the amazing things that Richt has done in the past 8 years such as having a losing season and literally losing to almost every top ranked team that we play, but we should try.

Kirby Smart
Charlie Strong
Al Golden

I know it would be risky and the Cap One bowl might miss us if Richt leaves, but its a risk anyone with a set of stones should be willing to take.

tell me again

October 26th, 2013
5:18 pm

Look – Texas A&M trounced Vandy and they should have put up about 5 more TD’s except for those sloppy turnovers. A&M came out to play and turn it loose – we came out and played like we were scared of getting out of Nashville alive – that is squarely on Bobo and Richt. Go into the 4th 14 ahead and LOSE? That should NEVER happen. Every year -EVERY YEAR, we give a game away – EVERY YEAR! That is coaching – period. Now, I am not going to scream, “Fire everybody” But these problems are COACHING problems. Look at Alabama – they are BURYING Tennessee right now – it’s 42-3 at the end of the 3rd. Why is it that EVERY year Alabama looks like Alabama and Georgia looks like Georgia? COACHING…………Richt has adopted the Bobby Bowden CEO approach – he’s not a coach anymore, he’s an executive. Our program is a headless horseman. No sense of direction or accountability. CTG is a JOKE – almost a million dollars a year FOR WHAT? He may be a great defensive position coach but HE’S NOT A DC! Show me where at ANY POINT IN TIME he has shown any of us he can design and execute an intimidating game plan? We have made every mediocre QB in the SEC look like Joe Montana…..Missouri you can MAYBE excuse to this and that – but Vandy? NO EXCUSE – it was a debacle of monumental proportions. Love the Dawgs but year after year they have proven they cannot get it done. Regardless of talent, schedule or whatever – they DON’T get it done. I am one disappointed Dawg fan. Love ‘em but hate ‘em right now. Needless embarrassment in Nashville has me doubting a team and coaching staff that started out so well and has now turned south.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 26th, 2013
5:21 pm

We are still in it for a shot to play in the SEC championship game

LOL

Yea we would show Bama who UGA is; just like we showed Tennessee this year

Erk Russell's Dog

October 26th, 2013
5:36 pm

With Florida State’s impressive offensive showing this year should UGA go back to the well and hire the FSU OC as a replacement for CMR . I don’t even know his name ,but I did not know anything about Mark Richt before Jim Donnan was fired.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 26th, 2013
5:42 pm

FSU hired Bama’s defensive backs coach last year as their new Defensive Coordinator

Did anyone see what FSU’s defense did to Clemson?

Did anyone see what UGA’s wonderful defense did to Clemson?

Remember there are no other coaches out there that can coach :roll:

Erk Russell's Dog

October 26th, 2013
5:42 pm

That’s Right Jimbo Fischer is the OC and Head coach combo platter at FSU. But we all know CMR is here for the duration. UGA leads the SEC in graduation rate for football programs and that is what every program should measure their success by. UGA has surpassed Vandy as the Duke of the SEC.We should all stand tall and be proud to be UGA alumni.