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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427 comments Add your comment

Bulldawg35

October 29th, 2013
10:13 am

Kelvin Taylor is Fred Taylor’s son…another gator who use to run all over us….and I think kelvin will run all over us for like 160.

Bulldawg35

October 29th, 2013
10:16 am

We will make Tyler Murphy look like an heisman trophy candidate. We have no WR’s to move ball with. Conley is hurt and rumph is not ready. I say fire tony ball as well.

Bulldawg35

October 29th, 2013
10:18 am

I think Richt would be a good head coach at Houston or Southern miss….somebody like that. The sec is tough for Richt. That’s why he looks sleepy all the time.

Bulldawg35

October 29th, 2013
10:20 am

I think we finish 5-7 or 6-6…with 7-5 being the best. Kentucky looks like they could upset us…they have tougher coaches on defense and they play with more heart.

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can stop it

October 29th, 2013
10:23 am

Do you guys really think Malzahn, a high school coach just a few years ago is better than Richt?!? You don’t get it do you. Remeber the 30 years before Richt? This is the best you’re gonna do. Georgia doesn’t have the class the field championship teams. And your fans are too stupid to realize that if the other conferences are handing out 35 schlolarships, then maybe the SEC should as well.

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can stop it

October 29th, 2013
10:26 am

I don’t even understand why you think UGA should win a title. It’s like carrying an unbrella to the Sahara (that’s a desert, dogs).

Bulldawg35

October 29th, 2013
10:29 am

I bet fla will change their whole offense and have their break out game against us….just like they did in 2005… When they changed their offense during that bye week.

Bulldawg35

October 29th, 2013
10:33 am

Tide is not rolling

Nobody cares for your mindless drivel…you better hope Richt is the best we can get….cause if we do get better….we coming for you…..anyways Richt is 3-2 vs the tide…hahahahahaha!

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 29th, 2013
10:53 am

Tide Rolling

I guess you prove there isnt much education to be learned in the state of Alabama

To say “I don’t even understand why you think UGA should win a title.” is pretty ignorant

You do realize UGA is 3rd in all time SEC championships just 1 behind Tennessee
UGA is also 3rd in all time Bowl victories among all the FBS schools

You also realize we had a one loss regular season in 2002 and 2005 and unlike Bama who had a 1 loss season in 2011 and 2012 we werent allowed to play for a national title

Now you do realize that Florida had never won a national title or “”conference”" championship in 100 years until Steve Spurrier showed up

Auburn went 57 years before winning a national title in 2010 (paid for that is)

and You do realize LSU went 45 years before they won a National Title in 2003

So do yourself a favor and educate yourself sometime Mr. Class

Skokie Dog

October 29th, 2013
11:21 am

Mr. T. Rolling: Unlike some of those who post here, I don’t expect U.Ga. (a) to be national title contenders every year or (b) to be mediocre enough to be one of the two teams in the SEC championship game from time to time. I do expect that the ‘Dogs should be in the hunt for a national championship more often than once in 30 years or so. Why? The U.Ga. Athletic Association has a large cash flow and profits to invest in the infrastructure needed to contend. Georgia is a state with many highly touted high school seniors in most years, as Mr. Saban is well aware. What I think is missing at this point is a coaching staff that has the desire to excel and enough players who will step into leadership positions on the team to raise the level of effort among their teammates.

Fat Pie

October 29th, 2013
11:23 am

The point being, of course, that Georgia is pretty much equivalent to Auburn.

Fat Pie

October 29th, 2013
11:26 am

If CMR hangs around for 24 more years, then maybe he’ll win a National Championship at Georgia — just like Auburn did.

Bulldawg35

October 29th, 2013
11:44 am

Richt said on his presser that he doesn’t read his emails…maybe he needs to start reading, because he might get mad and want to prove people wrong….well maybe not…I was just hoping though.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 29th, 2013
11:56 am

or maybe he might find some ideas on “Cutting Edge Football”

Mobile Dawg

October 29th, 2013
12:11 pm

Yeah Tide I do. Won’t be long before he starts holding up fingers like Tuberville. Saban didn’t turn Bama around in his first year. Recruits will be drawn to the excitement Malzohn puts on the field. Give him a couple of years and you’ll be yelping like a puppy.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 29th, 2013
12:31 pm

T_rd Rolls – In Alabummer the “Department of Education” is an oxymoron ….. much like YOU – a moron.

History proves that Aubarn does well with morals challenged QB’s from the state of Georgia.

Mobile Dawg

October 29th, 2013
12:34 pm

Remember TRoll, didn’t old Tubbs get to seven. Short memory huh?

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 29th, 2013
12:43 pm

T_rd Rolls – Stupid ? The only reason you can spell s t u p i d is because spell check showed you how.

Murray is not the problem and neither are zone defenses. A lack of WR’s that can get down the field before the DE’s get to Murray has been the problem the last two games. Don’t expect Bennett to be the answer coming off of surgery and losing Conley is not good.

I say UGA 16 – 10.

dawgfan

October 29th, 2013
12:46 pm

I thought Richt might have turned a corner when he got all ticked off after last year’s SECCG. I thought maybe something had finally lit a fire under his arse for once. Boy was I wrong. Its been same ole bland “we’ll just have to see what happens” Richt as always this year. I guess it was just a lot of misplaced rage.

Memo to Coach Richt: It’s hard to get too riled up about questions like that when 1) Its 100% true and 2) you’re doing absolutely jack squat to change it.

True story.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 29th, 2013
12:47 pm

Tide Roll comes on a UGA blog to talk about class

LOL

ok

maconexpress

October 29th, 2013
12:50 pm

Watch out for Butch Jones and the vols. Jones never recruited more than 2 four stars in a season @central Michigan and @Cincinnati where he won 4 conference titles……he already has 15 four stars and 1 five star for 2014. As an experience hc, he could turn that program around in a few years.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 29th, 2013
12:54 pm

I would hate to see how this coaching staff would react to a FL and Tenn program that are contenders year in and year out like they were in the 90’s

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 29th, 2013
12:56 pm

Muschamp came out and said this will be a short winning streak concerning the Ga FL game

I wonder if we will take another day off for such a statement

Skokie Dog

October 29th, 2013
1:01 pm

Flat: Does it count as a practice if the ‘Dogs spend the afternoon practicing their end zone dance moves?

Bulldawg36

October 29th, 2013
1:07 pm

Did you guys know Aaron Murray ranks 94th in 3rd down conversions, and last in the NCAA in interceptions?

Gators are really good on pass defense, top 5 in nation, and also top 10 in interceptions.

What will happen?
Gators go zone defense. Murray loses patience throwing short passes. Murray starts throwing interceptions right and left. In other words, 2010 & 2012.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 29th, 2013
1:09 pm

I would say yes

Macclenny_dawg

October 29th, 2013
1:09 pm

I am so glad that Richt read the energy bus!!! Every time I watch his press conferences it just sucks the life out of me. No wonder he can’t motivate his players or coaches. Guess we need to get rid of the energy vampire himself!!! I am also tired of the koolaid drinkers saying do I remember what it was like before he got here. Why yes I do and that’s where we are again. Back to average. Just watch a press conference on your coach and let me know how motivated you are after it!!! Go Dawgs!!!

Bulldawg36

October 29th, 2013
1:11 pm

Gators also will field the top 10 rush defense in the country. Gurley, who averages less yards to carry than the 3rd string back up JJ, will struggle against this rush defense. And might be reinjured in his ankle early on, it will be very physical and Gators will test his ankle.

AcesHigh

October 29th, 2013
1:14 pm

Scary Stat: UGA’s record is 2-10 when Murray loses the turnover battle.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 29th, 2013
1:17 pm

BS36 – The Reptile team is not what it was – much like the Dawg’s team. Dawgs are playing against a different team – not the one that was top this and top that.

AcesHigh

October 29th, 2013
1:17 pm

Aaron really does struggle against Florida. I mean, he struggles against pretty much any big game situation, his record is 4-14 vs ranked teams. And so far, Aaron has really played poorly vs Florida. He has thrown 6 td’s, with 7 interceptions and some fumbles and is only completing 45% of his passes in this series.

So, Florida wins.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 29th, 2013
1:19 pm

BRILLIANT REMARK! – The team that turns the ball over the most does usually lose – and that’s stranger than fiction!

AcesHigh

October 29th, 2013
1:19 pm

Bulldawg36:
Good stat, why is no one else talking about Aaron’s 3rd down conversion problems, and his turnover issues? I mean, as you so deftly pointed out, hard to win when you lose the turnover battle, 20% chance in the Murray “Lost Years” era 2010-2013.

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can stop it

October 29th, 2013
1:19 pm

Please, provide something to the SECs run if you want to chant SEC, SEC, SEC. You really don’t get it. You share a talent rich state with a Tech school, have tons of money, top-notch facilities, and an established university. You’ve had this for decades and without Herschel, you’re not even Mississippi State. There is more reason to see that you obviously can’t climb to the upper echolons of college football.

Look at your other sports programs in your wonderful state. You’re a state full of losers when it comes to team sports. You don’t have the class the put the team first.

Instead, you make Alabama intelligence jokes when you have:
Honey Boo Boo
1 in 4 on food stamps
red panties
pay it forward
cheating school districts
Shall I go on?

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 29th, 2013
1:21 pm

Two years ago I saw MURRAY throw TWO 4th down TD passes and beat the Reptiles. I was there. Murray is not the problem…. just keep on TROLLING.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 29th, 2013
1:21 pm

Two years ago I saw MURRAY throw TWO 4th down TD passes and beat the Reptiles. I was there. Murray is not the problem…. just keep on TROLLING.

AceDawg

October 29th, 2013
1:22 pm

Bill – What truly does Mark Richt “run” these days? Is it fair to say that he still loosely runs the offense? Is it fair to say that he loosely runs special teams? I’m pretty sure he does not run the defense, although he still would be some sort of stamp on that. The hardest part of crticizing Richt is understanding whether it is his coaching that falls short, or his judgment in coordinators and decision rights. Either way, it is sooooo painful loving the guy as a person but watching him stumble on the key aspects of his job.

UGA’s backup players are not prepared to contribute the way they should be. I think UGA relies far too much on superior talent and not enough on having effective schemes/systems that allow both starters and backups to play more instinctively and effectively. The UGA offense is too conservative with the backups for them to be effective – it isn’t like Green and Douglas can turn a predictable run play into gold like Gurley and Marshall, and it isn’t like the unproven receivers are going to be Tony Gonzalez’s and simply win possession games in short passing schemes. Also, apparently the defense is too loose and focused on big hits instead of disciplined coverage (a particular bad thing since the NCAA is turning tackle football into an aggressive flag football sort of game). Aside from an occasionally effective passrush that blows plays up, EVERYONE on defense is playing catchup on every play. I like Grantham much more than Martinez because at least the defense does play aggressive, but it’s amazing how undisciplined they are. Grantham and Martinez are two sides to a coin that I wouldn’t want in my pocket.

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can stop it

October 29th, 2013
1:26 pm

“UGA’s backup players are not prepared to contribute ” That’s because they’re not scholarship players! Richt is too nice a guy to cut someone not contributing so when another thug gets kicked off the team, he has to fill a roster spot with a scout team player. You call it oversigning, but it’s actually roster managment

AcesHigh

October 29th, 2013
1:27 pm

I don’t know if anyone’s mentioned it yet, but Aaron Murray has 4 turnovers in the last 2 games, didn’t even throw a td in the last game, he’s as cold as a Qb gets.

I was looking at this SCARY STAT:
Murray’s passer efficiency has gotten worse EVERY SINGLE GAME for the last 5 games in a row. He has gone down 140 points from 220 passer rating all the way down to 84 in the last game. It’s a trend Bobo, Murray, and Richt are unable to fix. Look for Murray to continue his wicked decline and finish the Florida game with a 60 passer rating, then 40 in the next game, then 20, down to 0 passer rating vs Ga Tech. Again, he has declined EVERY WEEK for 5 weeks straight by an average of 30 passer efficiency points. It’s the worst collapse I’ve ever seen for a 5th year Senior, really unheard of in college football to see a Qb completely fall apart as a 5th year Senior with 40+ starts.

AcesHigh

October 29th, 2013
1:31 pm

Passer rating for Aaron Murray in last 5 games:
244, 214, 165, 130, 123, 84.

5 weeks in a row. a 160 point drop. And his worst 2 games were against UNRANKED SEC TEAMS.

Florida is an UNRANKED SEC TEAM.

Bad news for UGA fans.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 29th, 2013
1:31 pm

Tide Roll

Yea please go on……

When your state is known for Forest Gump Tammy and Harvey Updike
You have just as many on food stamps

red panties you say?? (didnt you guys hire a head coach and had to immediately fire him for what was it again hmmmmmm?)

“Look at your other sports programs in your wonderful state.”….. Yes please do that cause we have 3 professional sports teams so let us know when the year 2310 comes around; maybe then you will have the population to qualify for at least 1 professional team.

oh and I might add we held the Olympics not the Trailer Trash Games

plus we hold the greatest Golfing event in the world every year.

So please go on Bubba Gump and tell us how the state of Alabama is so great of a state cause they arent even ranked in the top 10 as one of the prettiest states in America

AcesHigh

October 29th, 2013
1:37 pm

More bad news for UGA fans:
In the remaining games, Aaron Murray, who is in the worst freefall of any 5th Year Senior qb with 40+ starts in NCAA history, Aaron faces 3 top defenses nationally in defensive scoring:
Florida, #8
GT, #20
Auburn #24

Gurley will face the following rush defenses ranked nationally:
Florida, #9
GT, #17
Auburn, #36

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can stop it

October 29th, 2013
1:38 pm

So please go on Bubba Gump and tell us how the state of Alabama is so great of a state cause they arent even ranked in the top 10 as one of the prettiest states in America

Well, the State of Alabama (17th in population) has won the last 4 college football titles.
And I don’t get the trailer jokes. Have you been outside of the airport city? Looked at Albany lately?
Forrest Gump was a great movie that “explained” historical events by tieing them into Forrest’s life. Notice that they didn’t explain the greatness of UGA football (ahem) with Forrest…

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 29th, 2013
1:38 pm

AcesHigh

Instead of blaming Murray for these losses you might want to look over at the sideline

cause the problems of no defense stepping up in big games;
lack of an O-line being able to block;
an abysmal special teams unit
and an undisciplined team that continues to have large amounts of penalties and turnovers in almost every game

has been going on before Murray was being recruited to UGA

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can stop it

October 29th, 2013
1:42 pm

(Statistically speaking) one the greatest Quarterbacks to play in the SEC…

And you blame him. Does anyone else not see what I mean about your fans?

AcesHigh

October 29th, 2013
1:42 pm

More bad news for UGA fans:
Florida, GT, and Auburn are all tied for 9th best defense in INTERCEPTIONS in the nation.

Aaron Murray is ranked 90th best in interceptions nationally.

BamaBob

October 29th, 2013
1:45 pm

If a Qb ranked that low in interceptions, Saban would send him to the bench.

AJ: 3 interceptions, 50% on 3rd down conversions
AM: 6 interceptions, 35% on 3rd down conversions

That’s the difference in 7-0, and 4-3.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 29th, 2013
1:51 pm

Yea please go on

Im waiting to here about all the Alabama sports teams and sporting events that go on in that great sports state

Have you ever held the following……

World Series
Super Bowl
Olympics
2 Major Championships in golf in the same year
The Greatest golf championship in the world every year.
A college Bowl game every year
The Final Four
The College Basketball national championship game
Nascar
Le Mans racing
Championship Boxing
Monday Night Football game

Let us know when you the state of Alabama compares to the state of Georgia in sports

TideCharlie

October 29th, 2013
1:52 pm

The Crimson Tide ranks 27th in turnover margin, and the Bulldogs rank 102nd in turnover margin. That’s what Saban emphasizes, Richt emphasizes passing records. LOL

TideCharlie

October 29th, 2013
1:56 pm

The Crimson Tide has ranked #1 or #2 in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 in offensive turnovers lost. They really protect the ball there. The Bulldogs #2, #8, #7, #6 in the conference in offensive turnovers lost in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Very sloppy under Murray’s leadership.