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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The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

October 26th, 2013
10:46 pm

And your defense in 2011 was not good. The fact that you think averaging 37pts to ranked teams is good one of the many reasons you can’t win a title.

Ham

October 26th, 2013
10:49 pm

Missou out of the race for the East – lose to TX and Ole Miss. If USC drops one more, we still breathe.

Erk Russell's Dog

October 26th, 2013
10:51 pm

Just keep it up toilet paper roller ,don’t slip up against the Mad Hatter and your Tide should roll all the way to another BCS Championship game.

Gobbler

October 26th, 2013
10:55 pm

Gurely’s return ain’t that big of a deal.

JJ averaged a higher yards per carry, so just go zone defense, and shut UGA down like Missourri and Vanderbilt did. Doubt Gurley will average more than 67 ypc like JJ Green did.

Erk Russell's Dog

October 26th, 2013
11:01 pm

JJ is doing ok ,but Gurley is more of a threat to break a long run because he will gain yards after contact. At 5′6″ and 175lbs JJ is usually down by first contact.But JJ will be a could alternative coming out of backfield on 3rd down. And for the Zone defenses if Bobo would target his tight ends down the seam and underneath the safeties he would give Murray more targets to beat the cover two.

Gobbler

October 26th, 2013
11:01 pm

Douglas averaged @where Marshall did, and Green average @where Gurley did, so really, no big difference there.

But Murray has been shut down with the zone defenses in the last 2 games. And he’s got 4 turnovers in the last 2 games vs zone defenses.

Gobbler

October 26th, 2013
11:03 pm

Nope, that’s a myth.

Douglas has busted a bunch of long plays, and so has JJ.

Gobbler

October 26th, 2013
11:07 pm

UGA’s 2 lowest rushing outputs teamwise?

Both in last 2 weeks vs zone defenses.

Erk Russell's Dog

October 26th, 2013
11:14 pm

Douglas would be great if did not keep dropping the damn ball. And if you think JJ is better than Gurley so be it ,too late to argue about it. Mythical or not Gurley is #1 on the depth chart for some reason . But if you want to make Murray the scapegoat for the losses go ahead. Blocked punts ,fumbled punt snaps ,freshmen running backs fumbling , the worst rated scoring defense in the SEC and poor play calling by Bobo may have give Murray a little help in losing the games.

redandblackdog

October 26th, 2013
11:43 pm

I am just so damn mad! Richt has an armadildo head when it comes to special teams and taking any advice for improvements. While Grantham is intelligent enough and uses over-complicated schemes, Richt and Bobo are average in intelligence, and we expect brilliant thing from dumb asses! Bobo’s failure to use his tight ends and Quavon Hicks is totally inexcusable. While I have been an admirer of Richt’s moral values, I now do not want to hear any thing he says and want to puke when I hear him!!!

Talley

October 26th, 2013
11:45 pm

Erk: 5 “6 175 down at 1st contact….Keep smoking…JJ is a stud!

Talley

October 26th, 2013
11:52 pm

Erk..make us bloggers laugh cuz ya act like your so knowledgeable!!!!! But fail in 1st sentence!!! You are the epitomy of I shouldnt blog!

Erk Russell's Dog

October 26th, 2013
11:55 pm

Go ahead Talley ,what is the Dawgs record with JJ as the starting Tailback? 0 and 2 . Stud or not light up another blunt clown shoes.

redandblackdog

October 27th, 2013
12:01 am

Saban is intelligent and has a well thought out plan, properly administered, properly executed, and properly followed up on. He is the John Wooden of football and far better then the Bear Bryant. I have lived through both. While we might get lucky, if the cards fall right, there is too much inconsistency with our coaching staff, and it will never give us the consistency we need. Saban…1, Meyer…3, Spurrier …8, everyone else fighting for number 10!!! Fire the whole damn staff and give Kirby a chance. At least he has stuied under the best!!!!!!

Erk Russell's Dog

October 27th, 2013
12:03 am

No Talley
Your lack of ability to use the English language is why you should not blog,clown shoes squared.

Eric C.

October 27th, 2013
12:45 am

Tide, Tennessee has shown they are much worse on the road.

Eric C.

October 27th, 2013
12:47 am

Gobbler, teams have to account a heck of a lot more for Gurley than any other UGA back. You are kidding yourself if you think JJ = Gurley.

stendec

October 27th, 2013
2:13 am

Hi Bill.

Always a pleasure.

This is to Flat Tire.

Hi pal.

Save yer breath friend.

Mark Richt and Mike Bobo are going to be in Athens until they croak.

Fake Dawg fans satisfied with mediocrity.

Give em nine or so wins per season to keep em happy.

You and I expect far more from supposed state flagship program.

Please understand I will cheer on team but hope is totally gone.

Will be status quo as long as Saint Mark walks UGA sidelines.

Smart dog Russ wise enough to sleep through actual games.

Call for change to incite all apologists who want to be national afterthought.

So Vandy upset Dawgs.

Thank God Texas A&M not on UGA schedule.

If Vandy whipped us what would final have been in that massacre?

Happy Halloween wise one.

Keep enlightened posts coming.

Read every word.

stendec

October 27th, 2013
3:27 am

Hey Flat.

I am on up side of 50.

Not many more “Wait Till Next Year” for me.

I have lived and breathed UGA football since 1950s.

Seen lean years but never lost hope.

Lost hope right now.

No confidence in present coaches.

Hell, at least Tech does blow out opponents occasionally!

When was the last time a Dawg team dominated a team completely.

Believe it was Hawaii.

Man that was a long time ago.

Aaron Murray?

Those stats are wonderful.

Great conversation fodder when he is pumping gas with Joe Cox in Athens next year.

Am I bitter and disgusted?

How did ya guess.

Oh well, wait till next year.

Maybe the one after that.

May put that on my tombstone.

:(

stendec

October 27th, 2013
3:44 am

Since my insomnia is no better a few more lines.

If God provides divine intervention and Dawgs do reach SEC title game what do fans want?

If Bama fails to show up at Georgia Dome due to catastrophic circumstances the Dawgs will be declared SEC champs.

SEC champ with three or maybe even four losses.

National title game out of question.

Know what would happen?

Dawgs would be first SEC unit to EVER lose to Ohio State in bowl game.

I simply could not bear that shame!

Vandy yes. Ohio State no. HELL NO :( !

At least Tech is a SOUTHERN team unlike Missouri.

I know odds are in zillions but what the Hell?

Delusional fake Dawg fans seem to love to play the “What If” game.

I do not.

Good night!

Huh?

Whatever.

:(

Fat Pie

October 27th, 2013
5:16 am

Angela Wilson

October 26th, 2013
2:27 pm

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!

***

That’s different. The Bama fans have been leaving early because they’re WINNING.

stendec

October 27th, 2013
5:21 am

Dawg fans are AFRAID to leave early.

Especially with lead!

Get my drift?

:)

stendec

October 27th, 2013
5:27 am

DAWG FAN: Glad to get out of Sanford Stadium early to beat traffic.

WIFE: Know you are heartbroken.

DF: What do you mean?

WF: Dawgs lost on final play interception return.

DF: Good one. They led 38-17 in fourth quarter.

CALL IN SHOW: About that narrow 41-38 Dawg defeat tonight.

(DF Smashes radio)

DF: (Unfit for family sensibilities).

Could happen!

:)

stendec

October 27th, 2013
5:29 am

I hate McGoofity!

True Dawg football fans KNOW who I mean!

:)

stendec

October 27th, 2013
5:36 am

Aaron Murray legacy.

I wish young man well.

May be nice guy but lacking as fiery QB leader.

Nice records but his grid career is over after this season.

No accomplishments of any major note.

Fake Dawg fans will revere loss to Bama in SEC championship.

Some legacy huh?

Amassed big numbers against cupcakes but choked against quality foes.

With two exceptions in 2013 I duly note.

Will not miss his giveaways at most inopportune times.

No SEC or national titles.

In weak sister half of SEC. Sorry USC.

Will be quickly forgotten.

I do wish him the best.

In whatever non sports field he selects.

:)

oakisland

October 27th, 2013
6:25 am

I am so glad Richt only wanted to practice twice last week, wanted to rest them for Florida. I’m sure the long snapper really needs to rest and the punt returner is just exhausted.

Rhetoric

October 27th, 2013
7:02 am

Georgia is soft. Alabama and Texas A & M take care of business.
We barely beat Tennesse and lost to Vandy. Alabama and Texas A & M
“beat them like drums”. They show no mercy. We don’t want to hurt
anyone’s feelings when we play them. Georgia has a way of “playing down”
to the level of their competition. If we played Georgia State, the
game would be relatively close. Injuries are not an excsue. We should not
lose to Vandy under any circumstances. We were outcoached in the Missouri
game and unprepared. Their first string QB and DB exit the game before
halftime and we fail to take advantage of this situation. I am tired of
watching Murray look to the sidelines for each play and barely get the play
off before the clock runs down. You don’t see McCarron or Mettenberger doing
that. Richt and Murray will make excuses for losing and operate under the premise of “whatever will be….willbe. We are tired of this mentality.

Rhetoric

October 27th, 2013
7:11 am

We are tired of hearing the word “if”. If Mitchell did
not get hurt, if Gurley was not hurt,if the Refs. had not
thrown the flags in the Vanderbilt game.
When I want to hear the word “if” used over and over,
I will read the poem “IF” by Rudyard Kipling.

3d

October 27th, 2013
7:41 am

I like CMR as a rep for the university, but it’s time for a change.

Defense has sucked for quite awhile and I’d swore I saw Ray Goff running the players late into the game a few times this year.

It’s just not good coaching folks and you all know it. Stop covering for incompetent direction. It’s pitiful with the HS talent we have in this state to have to watch this nonsense.

I would look at Bama and some of their assistants, Cliff Kingsbury, Chris Peterson, Charlie Strong.

Joey

October 27th, 2013
8:14 am

http://dogbytesonline.com/special-case-uga-one-of-few-teams-without-special-teams-coordinator-77483/
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The difference in #6 and #30 (and falling)?

Joey

October 27th, 2013
8:23 am

“Alabama coach Nick Saban has always had a special teams coordinator.”
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Wouldn’t that sentence right there convince most college head coaches that they, themselves need a special teams coordinator?

If the best in the business thinks a special teams coordinator is a good idea, and my program could afford it, I would sure be hiring one.

Of course, if Richt is forced to do it, he will probably just promote the guy who washes the dirty uniforms . . .

JB

October 27th, 2013
8:29 am

JB

October 27th, 2013
8:34 am

The program has gotten “stale”. Yes, look what A&M did to Vandy while Richt blows a fourth qtr lead with their back up QB playing the entire second half. Vandy was own this staff, and they appear clueless at times. We need change, and it’s about the almighty dollar in the athletic dept in athens. People on here like to scream that a change is a gamble…Ask the Auburn folks. The Texas A&M folks, hell even the miami folks. Richt is the Frank Beamer of the SEC. Had a couple of really good teams to gain a little street cred, but really just average to good. Dry the money up, you’ll get change.

Charles M.

October 27th, 2013
8:36 am

It seems every year the season starts with great anticipation of this is the year. Only to see the season end before it is half way over. Injuries yes, inexperience yes. Talent that seems to lack the desire to win absolutely. You only had to watch the Vandy game Swan and other players laughing as the game come to an end here is a classic example of a player who has talent and he is beaten damn near on every defensive play we see him on special teams?? dropping the punt in the Vandy game, I guess that was funny as they are laughing away as the game ends. I am sick of the what if’s at Georgia. Bottom line the are a program that is improving year in and year out. If the offense is good one year then it is the defense and so it goes year in and year out. Look at Alabama, LSU, Florida they seem to be at a much higher level than Georgia. The defense this year stinks giving up 30 to 40 points a game. Special teams are you kidding the only thing about this years team is they are not special in anyway. In fact they are an embarrassment!!! Over all it is time for a change with the defense, offense and bring in new coaches or get a new head coach! other wise you will see the same next year…

Olddogclass80

October 27th, 2013
8:40 am

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

It is fans like these tat make us stuck in mediocrity. Mediocre teams NEVER win championships.

Olddogclass80

October 27th, 2013
8:43 am

“If the best in the business thinks a special teams coordinator is a good idea, and my program could afford it, I would sure be hiring one.”

The problem is that if Richt names a special teams coach, he has to fire or demote one of his current coaches. He never wants to do that – he is too loyal. Same as with Murray. Never play another QB.

JB

October 27th, 2013
8:54 am

Georgia is just good enough most years to keep a change at bay. Richt has had 2 or 3 really good teams in his tenure, 2 or 3 bad ones and the rest really mid tier type SEC teams.We have seen the best we are going to see with Richt. What’s he got left to show us he hasn’t in 13 years? Nothing. I kook around what’s happening in the SEC, and it’s an off year, but will UGA stay the same or continue to stay the course, having a good team now and then of come up with a coach and team and attitude to beat Vandy 56-10. Every year.

JB

October 27th, 2013
9:18 am

To really get a gauge on this staff, just look how ” average ” our OL play is with ALL FIVE STARTERS back. Decent at times, but mid tier SEC most of the time. Add Defense and special teams to that. QB play, RB and WR are the bright spots. That won’t get it.

JB

October 27th, 2013
9:22 am

And yes, nothing will change. AD & Athletic board have fat bank account. Really all that matters, That and warm sunshine of the Florida weather for the Capital One Bowl for a free Christmas vacation for themselves

Bulldawg35

October 27th, 2013
9:24 am

Texas a&m scored 56 points and held vandy to 24 points. They even had 5 turnovers…….their defense is better than ours…they are faster to the ball and more physical. I they we have the worst defense in the sec.

Pago Pago Dawg

October 27th, 2013
9:25 am

Can you just imagine how many points Ohio would put on UGA….not a pretty picture.

Bulldawg35

October 27th, 2013
9:27 am

Just because that pathetic SC beat mizzou….it doesn’t mean that we are going to win the east. It’s over for us….the only way to salvage the season is to win out!

Bulldawg35

October 27th, 2013
9:28 am

I don’t think their is a team in the top 50 that we could beat. Sad but true.

JB

October 27th, 2013
9:38 am

Tale of two coach’s. Richt sits and watch’s Dawgs blow a 17 point lead against a very average Vandy team while trying nothing or nobody but status quo and loses……While Sprurrier, on the road, against the #5 team, down 17 points with 6 minutes to go in the 3rd qtr, takes some action, does some coaching, and wins. BIG BIG difference. Winner vs loser

oakisland

October 27th, 2013
9:44 am

Charles M—well said and very true.

Bulldawg35

October 27th, 2013
9:59 am

Bill….I agree….after the starter for mizzou and vandy went down we just let the backups come in and pick us apart. The defense just sat back and let them pick us apart… How sad that the coaching staff let the players down…they really did.

Bulldawg35

October 27th, 2013
10:00 am

Vandy was ready for an 60 min fight….we just backed down and were ready to get back on the bus. That’s why we lost….haha!

1969 Graduate

October 27th, 2013
10:11 am

Anybody who thinks our coaching staff has done an amazing job is right!

Amazingly bad. Amazingly incompetent. Amazingly in so many ways.

Will we beat anybody?

Florida is really terrible, maybe worse than Georgia, but I’ll bet our amazing coaches will find a way to play down to the level of Florida, coach not to lose instead of coaching to win, complicate the defense to the level of incomprehensibility, mismanage timeouts, bumble special teams, and call plays predictable to everyone on the field.

How bad will Auburn beat us? That’s the only question in that game.

Do we have a prayer of stopping Tech’s offense? You’re kidding right?

We might beat ASU. We might beat Kentucky. We might have beaten Vandy and Missouri, too, but we didn’t.

Our amazingly bad coaches will cause us to win somewhere between zero and three more games.

Mark Richt is not doing his job. I have no idea whether he could shape up if his feet were in the fire.

Real Problem

October 27th, 2013
10:29 am

Please do not say the phrase “contend for a National Championship”. We are a middle of the road SEC East team and will stay that way under this coach, PERIOD. We can get down on our knees and thank God we are not in the West with Alabama. Be bold and hire Kirby Smart then National Champs will probably be in the near future.
What we are really good at is MAKING EXCUSES!!!!!

Bulldawg35

October 27th, 2013
10:32 am

I don’t know if Kirby smart is the answer…but Richt sure isn’t the one to get us that championship….we all might as well start lowering our expectation’s.