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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DawgVoiceofReason

October 27th, 2013
3:49 pm

Coach Richt DOES need to take action to solve the problems that are obvious to most UGA fans. I don’t know what all the solutions are but I do know that the defense has to improve dramatically and he has got to get a handle on the special teams breakdowns. If he can’t fix those two things, there is no reason for optimism. Note that Coach Goff never had a successful DC, though he tried desperately to get one that would work, including hiring the Old Swamp Fox, who really let him down. I don’t think Coach Donnan ever solved that problem either and he ended up being shown the door, although in hindsight he obviously had other serious issues.

dawgfan

October 27th, 2013
3:55 pm

That’s great you hope he wins one DawgVoiceofReason, but do you think it’s going to happen and if so why?

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 27th, 2013
4:48 pm

Mizz-who? took advantage of an injured UGA and Florida – as predicted they aren’t worthy of a #5 ranking.

Dawgs need to just keep plugging – get past the Reptiles.

NCDawg

October 27th, 2013
6:36 pm

Bubba King makes a good point about the long snapping but he is leaving out an important part of the equation. Who coached Ty Frix to be so reliable?

Now if someone can give me hard evidence that responsibilities for coaching long snapping have changed in the past year… I will be more likely to believe it’s a coaching issue. However, I’m pretty sure that is not the case.

Now if the same person is doing the coaching, how can it be a coaching issue? That makes no sense at all. Has anybody thought of that? Ty Frix was virtually perfect…obviously he was TAUGHT well. So somebody please tell how you can any way make the case that a special teams coach could IMPROVE that? 4 years and virtual perfection ( does anybody remember Ty launching one?) and no ST coach. And the new guy screws up and it’s instantly ALL because Coach Richt doesn’t have a dedicated ST coach?

Logic folks… sorry if you can’t see that then you have a screw loose.

dawgfan

October 27th, 2013
7:25 pm

The same person has been doing the coaching in the past 8 years in which we’ve had top 10 recruiting classes but posted an abysmal record against top 10 teams and failed to win a championship.

Logic.

Bulldawg35

October 27th, 2013
7:48 pm

Conley and JHC are not going to play…..expect another loss in Jacksonville.

Bulldawg35

October 27th, 2013
7:54 pm

I hope we don’t Get another rematch with UCF,…George will put another whipping on Richt again.

Bulldawg35

October 27th, 2013
8:01 pm

Mizzou will still win the east……I think we will finish 5th in the east.

Voyager Dawg

October 27th, 2013
8:41 pm

Nice piece Bill. What great points! The rest of the season is still ahead. Go Dawgs!

DawgVoiceofReason

October 27th, 2013
9:08 pm

dawgfan,

There’s not much evidence that things are going to change, unless changes are made. We’ll see what happens the rest of the season and then after.

BankerDawg

October 27th, 2013
9:49 pm

Richt was watching the Mizz vs SC game and it was too painful. Funny, now he knows how we GA fans felt watching the Vandy game. So Florida is up next this weekend. We’ve heard allot from some fans about how GA’s woes are isolated to this year, or this year doesn’t count somehow and Richt gets a pass because of the injuries we’ve had.

I think this upcoming game might be perfect to illustrate the points some of us have made about coaching. Not that you can only look at one game (or one season) to make a judgement, but this game should hold some lessons we all can learn from. To my point, both teams are decimated by injuries. We both are playing backups etc. Lets see who has done a better Job at:

1). Preperation
2). Coaching up
3). Gameplan
4). In game adjustments
5). Motivation

It’s Richt vs Muschamp, hardly the SEC elite as coaching goes. He’s already been outmatched by James Franklin so lets see if he can help these players play above their abilities and lets see how well the backups have been prepared.

RED DOG 77

October 27th, 2013
11:02 pm

Do any of you blabbering crybabies remember what things were like before Mark Richt arrived?………………forgot who put Georgia back on the map for the last decade plus, didn’t ya………………I’m frustrated too! and not very happy with Todd Grantham, but chill people!!! don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater…………Regards to all, RED

dawgfan

October 28th, 2013
5:13 am

What map would that be? The only map you could be talking about is the one that leads you to Cap One and Outback Bowls. Oh whoopee.

Or maybe you’re talking about the map where we root for other teams to beat teams that we couldn’t beat so we can back in to the SEC Title game. Richt friggin made that map for sure.

Only two more Mizzou losses and we’re in baby!!!! Go Dawgs.

What a sad and pathetic joke Richt has made us.

Bulldawg35

October 28th, 2013
7:01 am

It’s Florida week guy’s……I’m pretty depressed about this game….we have no WR’s healthy. The backups are not progressing. I say fire tony ball as well! Have you people been paying attention to all the drops our WR’s have had this year?

1969 Graduate

October 28th, 2013
7:11 am

Richt’s game plan is for everyone else to lose.

He has no game plan for us to win.

If we win over Florida it will be because they are even more inclined to lose than we are.

Is our defense bad enough to make even Florida’s offense look good? Can we make even their quarterback look like Joe Montana?

Of course, even if our defense can beat their offense we still can lose the game by throwing interceptions, fumbling the ball, and by really bad special teams play, all of which are well within our game plan.

Rest assured we will play down to Florida’s level. Our head coach will make sure of it. The only question is whether Florida will find a way to pull defeat from our jaws.

Of course, I’ll be cheering for our team. They may be able to prove me wrong in spite of their coaches, but really bad coaching is very hard to overcome.

Go, Dawgs!

Hairy Dawg

October 28th, 2013
7:13 am

We go Jax from here. And then we beating down sorry Gaytors. Once we smash Gaytors again that Judas Muschump will be on path to Zookster firing that he deserves for traitoring on Dawgs. I just hope Gurley healthy to really make Gaytors pay for being stinky. But we still beat them bad even if Gurley cant go at game time.

Go Dawgs! Sick E’m!

Bulldawg35

October 28th, 2013
7:17 am

Hairy dawg…

So we will beat fla without gurley huh? Haha…most delusional post of the morning.

Bulldawg35

October 28th, 2013
7:27 am

Quotes from UGA bye week….

Richt: 5 field goals is better than 2 touchdowns! Woo- hoo

Will friend: I think we can block them if the crowd noise isn’t to loud!

Mike bobo: I will not throw to the TE’s….isn’t that some kind of NCAA violation??

Todd Grantham : nobody will stop me!!!! I mean nobody will stop me!!!! From giving up 30+ points in this game! I mean nobody!!!!!!

old dog

October 28th, 2013
8:05 am

Texas A and M has a defense that is worse than ours, but they played better against Vandy than we did. Johnny F. hung points on them. Our D philosophy is not working, folks….period. We either outscore folks. or lose……period.!

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 28th, 2013
8:16 am

Muschump loses to the Dawgs for the 3rd time in a row – he’s on a HOTTER seat.
Kirby Smart – next HC at Reptile Land.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 28th, 2013
8:18 am

BS35 (aka Milk Dud) – Sinced you think have all the answers why don’t you apply for the HC job?
Let’s see your resume.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 28th, 2013
8:23 am

If GURLEY is truly back 100% Dawgs win.
No more dumb Special Teams screw ups – tired of it!!!
Richt – it’s time to find someone that knows how to coach Special Teams
Time to find someone that can consistently long snap on target
Time to find someone that can catch a punt.
*** At least Morgan FINALLY appears to have his act together.

old dog

October 28th, 2013
8:29 am

Flo-ri-Duh,
The worst troll on this blog could do as well defensively as what we are getting now. We had superstars on D before, and still gave up big plays. Third down has now become the time other teams decide just HOW they want to make us look bad in getting a first down. Tech’s braniac D coordinator was canned last season because HE WAS TRYING TO RUN A D WO/ THE PROPER PERSONELL, TEACHING, ETC. Whether or not a scheme will work is largely determined by whether you have the folks in place to run it, and whether or not you can get such complicated schemes ingrained in your players head. We have failed miserably at both. To start with, if you do not have Paul Bunyun at nose-tackle, all else is for naught. Then, on pass D the backs are lost much of the time. My wife is not necessarily an expert, but her comments have pretty much summed it up. “It looks like they don’t know what to do” she innocently said. Can anyone out there (even the experts) argue with that?

maconexpress

October 28th, 2013
9:22 am

” Personally I like James Franklin”

Franklin is still learning on the job. I don’t think uga ever hired a experience hc who coached in a major conference……Dooley, Goff, Richt had no hc experience when uga hired them and Donnan D-2 experience? Those guys had to learn through trial and error……good luck trying to that in the toughest conference in the country.

Here’s a list of sec coaches who coached at a major conference prior to coaching in the sec:
1) Paul Bear Bryan
2) Gene Stallings
3) Steve Spurrier
4) Nick Saban
5) Les Miles
6) Urban Meyer

They never won a national championship prior to coaching in the sec so I assume that they recognized that the kids in the southern states are stronger and bigger than the kids of other states which allowed them to run a simple/physical smash-you-in-the-mouth type team rather than a flashy finesse team.

Bulldawg35

October 28th, 2013
9:25 am

It’s sad that we will be mizzou and Clemson….vandy’s number one signature wins! Another wonderful attribute Richt can add to his resume.

Bulldawg35

October 28th, 2013
9:28 am

Flo- ri- duh…

UGA hired Grantham…and he is robbing the university of almost an million a year….so yeah they might hire me…I should apply today! Woo- hoo!

old dog

October 28th, 2013
9:29 am

maconexpress,
Why would you ruin a perfectly good argument by injecting common sense into it! (lol) That is a keen observation, perhaps one deserving of merit….i.e., good point my friend!

UGA Insider

October 28th, 2013
9:29 am

If anyone out there watched the Vandy/Texas A&AM you know our staff did a horrible job of preparing our team the previous week. UGA thought they could just show up and win. Bobo should have spread the team out and abused Vandy’s terrible defense. But what did he do? He brought everyone in and tried to pound the ball inside. UF will do the same thing.

After watching the Vandy game it is my opinion that the entire UGA should be let go after this season ends and replaced with Kirby Smart. It’s time to start over.

Columbus Dawg

October 28th, 2013
9:30 am

Erk, for anyone stupid enough to compare Dooley with Richt, first off, Dooley would not put a special teams unit on the field that was not top notch in all areas. UGA used to pride it’s self on the kicking, punting and coverage units. Fundamental football was a hallmark of Dooley coached teams. Defense was also a priority with Dooley. Dooley would not lose a game like this past Vandy game that was clearly lost on the BASIC FUNDAMENTALS OF SOUND FOOTBALL. Richt has NO idea what I’m talking about. That is the main reason that i have now become the LOUDEST RICHT CRITIC around. I have seen and heard LARGE HARTMAN FUND CONTRIBUTORS proclaim: RICHT MUST WIN SEC IN 2014 TO KEEP JOB.

Bulldawg35

October 28th, 2013
9:30 am

UGA loves to hire unproven coaches….ray goff was the worst of all. Richt is not much better than Donnan…..sad story.

Bulldawg35

October 28th, 2013
9:32 am

UGA insider..

I agree, it’s time just to start all over….13 years of the Same ole crap…it’s time!

Bulldawg35

October 28th, 2013
9:42 am

More quotes from the bye week.

Richt: hot seat! Ha! I’m not worried about no dag gum hot seat….they might take my job
But they won’t take my ford f- 150!!!!

Bobo…Murray just threw another int….mr dowdle can you get me another banana and mayo sandwich?

Will friend….this gator stadium sure is beautiful….ha! I think I just spotted an 5 leaf clover! Yepper!

Grantham……defense listen up…I just love when y’all get a sack…and then on the next play y’all give
Up an 3 rd and 20…dang that’s so special and it brings happy tears to my eyes!

maconexpress

October 28th, 2013
9:42 am

@old dog October 28th, 2013 9:29 am

old dog, it’s quite simple if you study history.

old dog

October 28th, 2013
9:51 am

@maconexpress,
You are so right. We need to go back to old fashioned smash mouth D. The defense CTG wants to run may be superb if you have:
1. 11 All-Americans on the field at once.
2. Each of them pursuing mininally a doctorate in a subject
3. No quality competition.
Since we meet none of the criteria above, I suggest we start over on D. Bobo caught alot of flack before, but we had a pretty bad o-line at one time, and were at best average in many other areas. CTG has not made this D successful even when we had the likes of Ogletree and Jones, though they occasionally made big plays. When a few mistakes are made, or when talent is sorely lacking, thats one thing. However, even with youth everybody from scout team up should know their jobs. There are too many who do not. That is a major problem.

Columbus Dawg

October 28th, 2013
9:54 am

Another thing, if I read once more about how crappy it would be to let Mason have some playing time in order to be ready for 2014 I think I will puke. Homers like Seth Emerson and others who will back anything for under performing players. Murray has not EARNED a damned thing this season. The Clemson loss is on HIM. The Vandy loss is on HIM and Bobo. It’s about UGA to every Dawg I know, not individuals. This has been the problem at Georgia ever since Richt arrived. Trying to please the players and their families, and not the folks that pay his salary. Just like the promise Richt made to Shockley about playing time to get him to sign. If he had not pulled Greene and put Shock in to throw the interception in 2002 UF game Richt would probably have a Natty right now. Been down hill ever since. Good, fair coaches tell players that best players will be considered first string. When players digress, sometimes that means loss of playing time, at real football schools that are serious about competing. The University of Georgia should not be putting Murray’s personal, meaningless stats ahead of what is best for UGA’s future football success.

Bulldawg35

October 28th, 2013
10:00 am

Columbus dawg…

Yeah that was a dumb call to bench Greene….while bringing shock in to throw that pathetic int…the worst call was last year when he refused to let Murray spike the ball.

old dog

October 28th, 2013
10:11 am

ColumbusDawg,
The d still could have stepped up and helped out….as could have the special teams. Injuries are part of the game, granted, but few teams have suffered the multitude of injuries to stars on one side of the ball in one season as we have, and I have been watching an awful long time. Thts when the D and special teams step up and say “We got this.” didn’t happen. Blame Murray and Bobo all you want, but defending our D (no pun intended) is as non-loyal as pulling for Tech. They are by far and away needin’ a fix much wores than the O.

dawgfan

October 28th, 2013
10:27 am

Everyone excited about the absolute train wreck that will be this year’s Georgia-Florida game? Two highly talented but poorly coached teams going toe to toe for a spot in the Outback Bowl. This is what college football is all about baby!!!

In all seriousness, this will be a very entertaining game. Probably an embarrassment to the game of football, but entertaining nonetheless.

ARdawg

October 28th, 2013
10:36 am

dawgfan

Outback bowl isn’t an option for either of these teams

Bulldawg35

October 28th, 2013
10:41 am

I think it will be an battle for the music city bowl or liberty! I can’t wait! Woo hoo!

Bulldawg35

October 28th, 2013
10:43 am

I’ve never been to the music city bowl…..will somebody give me some feed back? Somebody hep me?

dawgfan

October 28th, 2013
10:43 am

My bad. This will be a Chick Fil A bowl championship semifinal game.

Duly noted.

dawgfan

October 28th, 2013
10:48 am

Bulldawg35, I was at the 2001 Music City bowl. It was cold as all hell and the girl I was with threw up on my shoes. Throw in a loss to BC and it was a jolly ole time had by all.

Needless to say, I won’t be going back. Have fun in Nashville Kool Aiders.

Macclenny_dawg

October 28th, 2013
11:09 am

Richt himself says he is more concerned with the process than the result. There in is our problem it starts at the top. He doesn’t care about the result. Time 4 a change at the top!!!

Bulldawg35

October 28th, 2013
11:12 am

Dawgfan…

Well I better bundle up then….just kidding I won’t be going…..I’m not spending my hard earned money on that piece of crap bowl game!

ARdawg

October 28th, 2013
11:17 am

It’s more likely the winner to the Chic-Fi-La and the loser in a toss up to Shreveport

Bulldawg35

October 28th, 2013
11:19 am

I think joe t….should be fired as well….look at reggie Davis…..only 159 lbs. And we are having to rely on this guy to make plays?

dawgfan

October 28th, 2013
11:31 am

The most baffling quote from Richt that I ever read was the one just a few years ago where he said something like our O-line does not have to be great, just good enough. Even if that’s true (it isn’t), what kind of coach goes in the media and basically tells his players that they don’t have to be great? This is the kind of blasé half azzed attitude that our players hear from their coach and then people wonder why we lose to Vandy and never win a championship.

That’s the God’s honest truth.

Bulldawg35

October 28th, 2013
11:34 am

This team just lacks fundamental’s across the board and that’s on coaching…and what’s Richt going to do about it! Absolute nothing!!!!!!

Bulldawg35

October 28th, 2013
11:40 am

Yeah I remember that quote. I also remember Richt saying this year that the o- line doesn’t have to be dominant…. They only have to block long enough for the skill players to get out of their brakes….that’s why Richt will never win the mnc…he simply doesn’t demand the best out of our players!!!