State of the Georgia-Florida rivalry: Coach Boom’s seat a little warm

georgia floridaOne of the most gratifying things about the past couple of years in UGA football has been the flipping of the narrative when it comes to the annual game in Jacksonville.

Where once the Gators were seen (by those with short memories dating back only to 1990) as “owning” the Georgia-Florida series, the past couple of weeks leading up to this year’s game have produced headlines like this one in the Orlando Sentinel: “UF’s Muschamp is now officially coaching for his job.” And this headline in USA Today: “With another loss, will Florida’s Will Muschamp be on the hot seat?”

Yes, the page has turned in Cocktail Party history. As the Athens Banner-Herald noted this week, there are now only a half-dozen current Bulldogs who’ve played in a loss to Florida: Aaron Murray, Rantavious Wooten, Arthur Lynch, Kenarious Gates, Blake Sailors and Chase Vasser.

Where once Jacksonville loomed so large in the Bulldog psyche that Georgia fans were calling for the game to be moved elsewhere, that particular monkey appears to have scrambled off the players’ backs.

“I wasn’t here when they were beating us,” Bulldog linebacker Amarlo Herrera said at this week’s press conference, “so I couldn’t say if it was a mental thing. We just look at them as another SEC team. But it is a rivalry game so it is a big one.”

That much hasn’t changed. Despite Florida’s dominance in the previous couple of decades, the Bulldogs lead the series 49-40-2, and in the 80 years the game has been played in Jacksonville, Georgia holds a 42-37-1 advantage.

Still, it’s always been a streaky rivalry, with Vince Dooley having a 17-7-1 record against the Gators during his years as Georgia head coach, a fact conveniently overlooked by those who like to cite Florida’s winning of 18 games in the series after the Steve Spurrier era commenced.

Georgia fans have had reason to celebrate the past couple of years in Jacksonville. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Georgia fans have had reason to celebrate the past couple of years in Jacksonville. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

But in recent years Georgia-Florida has become the Dogs’ most competitive rivalry, with the Gators holding a slim 5-4 edge in the past nine games (with one of those wins by just 3 points in overtime) and the series deadlocked 3-3 over the past six years.

More importantly, it’s the Dogs who have the winning streak now, and it’s the Gators and their coach who are feeling the pressure and fielding uncomfortable questions from the media about when they’re going to turn this series around.

Mark Richt certainly knows what that’s like. He told reporters this week that the “When are you going to beat Florida?” questions in the past got pretty old.

But, he noted, “That isn’t the big topic of conversation this year.”

Both teams enter this year’s game banged up and clinging to a slender hope in the SEC East, but what really matters to the Bulldog Nation is that Georgia can win three in a row Saturday against the Gators for the first time since 1987-89 and Murray can become the first Bulldogs quarterback since Buck Belue to lead his team to three straight wins over Florida.

Defensive lineman Garrison Smith said the team recognizes the importance of that. “It would definitely be big just because this rivalry is so important and it means so much to so many people. To be able to be a part of those winning teams would definitely be big. I would like to leave that with my legacy, being a senior.”

It’s great to be able to hear talk like that again during Georgia-Florida week.

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261 comments Add your comment

sigh

October 30th, 2013
9:31 am

UGA Insider

October 30th, 2013
9:46 am

I don’t know what to predict this week. Are we going to be the team I saw vs USCe or the team I saw against Vandy? With this coaching staff who really knows. The UGA special teams is the worst I have seen in 30 years and the D struggles against nimble QB’s…or QB’s in general really. The UGA has stunk since the Tenn game and Bobo would rather kick field goals and win a game 3-0. He has done a terrible job since the Tenn game as well and cannot seem to notice when there are 8 or 9 guys on the line of scrimmage to stop the run.

With all that said UF stinks but this game worries me. I’m afraid major changes are ahead at UGA this offseason and this is the beginning.

UGA 2
UF 3

ramblingbuzz

October 30th, 2013
9:53 am

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ramblingbuzz

October 30th, 2013
9:55 am

UF’s offense is terrible. Dawgs should win this one if they can score points.

Fat Pie

October 30th, 2013
9:57 am

“With another loss, will Florida’s Will Muschamp be on the hot seat?”

Too late for that. He’s already there.

gbal

October 30th, 2013
9:58 am

I agree … Listening to CMR presser Tuesday, there sees to be little fire. Too casual…

gbal

October 30th, 2013
10:02 am

If they can score points…. That is the concern. We seem to have given up on the offense last week with game plan and play calling. Should have kept the petal down even with new faces; against Vandy, knowing the D was not going to change over night and that we would need to score points on UF and AU. Who knows what the plan will be this week? Maaaaaaybe we were hiding something against Vandy for UF???

1969 Graduate

October 30th, 2013
10:26 am

Can our coaching staff screw this one up? You bet. They’re capable of screwing just about anything up with their incompetence, arrogance, and lack of passion. Throw in a little bit of let’s-not-hurt-anyone’s-feelings, too.

Bad play calling? You bet.

Incomprehensible defense? Yes, sir.

Defense designed to make Herman “Second String” Klutz look like Peyton Manning? Of course.

Special teams? Well, can’t blame this one on the Special Teams Coach!

Go, Dawgs! Overcome both Florida’s ineptitude and that of your coaches.

old dog

October 30th, 2013
10:29 am

Back in the ’70’s, there was war waged to get those tickets. I was there when Goff brought us back in ‘76. It was always a great game. Now, both teams are mid-pack at best. Injuries to both teams have been tough, but like somebody told me: “We done lost our mojo…..!”

JRW7

October 30th, 2013
10:31 am

You just never know what you’re going to get with a CMR team!

SimpleDawg

October 30th, 2013
10:35 am

Thankfully, whatever the Dawgs have left in the tank, Florida will bring it all out this weekend.

This game will be won on grit, guts, and determination.

The defense may have found their ’sittin’ ducks’……..

The offense will have to play to their abilities.

Spanky

October 30th, 2013
10:40 am

I’m fairly optimistic about this game..Gurley,Bennett,Mathews, and possibly JHC, all coming back from injuries?! These guys are playmakers who will matter in a game! Also, I read that Rumph and Tibbs are making strides at WR! With Fla in the same injury-boat as us, and some of our guys coming back, I think the Dawgs win this by 10. Also, the (notso)Special teams have had a lot of attention in the past week and a half, so we’ll see! How Bout Them Dawgs!!!

Bulldawg35

October 30th, 2013
10:43 am

Well guys…..if I haven’t posted by Sunday….that’s means I had a stroke before halftime of this game. This years team is not good for anyUGA fans health.lol

dawgfan

October 30th, 2013
10:44 am

State of the Georgia-Florida rivalry: Coach Richt’s seat should be warm but unfortunately it isn’t because a large portion of our fan base is satisfied with anyone who can do only a marginally better job than Jim Donnan.

“This game will be won on grit, guts and determination.”

If that’s the case we’re in serious trouble because we don’t win many of those games. Garrison Smith is still whining about the refs in the Vandy game. Let’s just hope Florida sucks as bad as I think they do. That’s our best chance.

UGA Insider

October 30th, 2013
10:46 am

Spanky,

UGA is going to screw this up I guarantee. Same game plan in place that was used vs Mizzou and Vandy.

ARdawg

October 30th, 2013
10:47 am

JRW7

I disagree. I generally know what we’re going to get with a MR coached team. Once in a while surprises true, but disappointment is becoming all to familiar

dawgfan

October 30th, 2013
10:51 am

I guess that’s why Florida wins championships and we don’t. Unlike us, they don’t tolerate underperforming coaches.

They’ll probably get Charlie Strong back and start kicking our arse again. Wait and see.

Fat Pie

October 30th, 2013
11:04 am

@gbal

“Who knows what the plan will be this week? Maaaaaaybe we were hiding something against Vandy for UF???”

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So, you think CMR has been playing that old “holding back” trick that he used in the Clemson game?

He’s a sneaky little devil, ain’t he? ;-)

7576DAWG

October 30th, 2013
11:06 am

I like Mark Richt a lot and hopes he will be at Georgia for a long time but I do think he is too complacent with not having more of a drive to set the standard. Georgia takes one game at a time and plays each game against the team they are playing by exploiting their weaknesses in hopes that if we don’t beat ourselves it will produce a win. I don’t think that kind of mindset is enough and I am surprised that McGarity hasn’t talked to Richt about setting the standard. I honestly feel the way Saban conducts his expectations is to treat every game like he is playing against the hardest team in the nation for the National Championship. That he is playing only 13 or 14 games a year and there is no one game more important than the others. Just like Richt let his team take 6 out of 8 days off after the Vanderbilt game. I wonder how many days Saban would have let his team take off after they lost to Vanderbilt. Our season will essentially be over in 30 days when there will be plenty of time for rest. When I was playing sports if I made a mistake , I didn’t take more time off I doubled or triple my effort so I would get better and not make that mistake again.
I know these are 18 to 23 year old kids at Georgia but only a few of the kids have a personal drive that is where it needs to be and I think the reason is because Richt is way too easy and his personal expectations and team expectations are a reflection of our success on the field. Whether you like him or not Saban’s expectations and personal drives for himself and his team reflects his success on the field, also. There seems to be a huge difference and I wish that Richt could swallow his pride long enough to admit that he could learn something from Saban. I’m counting on McGarity to help Richt accept that he is not where he needs to be as a Head Coach.

Bulldawg35

October 30th, 2013
11:09 am

I was going to this game….but my wife said I would probably pass out before crossing the St. John’s river. So ya know I declined the tickets…I think my wife was right.

Columbus Dawg

October 30th, 2013
11:11 am

I can not believe that a UGA sportswriter would actually write a column suggesting that a coach of a rival SEC East team, one that has won THREE National Championships since UGA sniffed one, has a coach on the hot seat, while UGA has the biggest JOKE of a coaching staff in the league from top to bottom. That is absolutely rich.

Bulldawg35

October 30th, 2013
11:14 am

I don’t have confidence in this game because the back up WR’s are not getting separation from sec db’s……I tell ya now…as soon as Murray gets sacked a couple of times and he throws an interception. Bobo will shut down the offense….he will to just try to run the ball and win it with the defense. I hope gurley can go the whole game…cause if Douglas gets more than 10 carries….he usually fumbles the game away.

GoneGator

October 30th, 2013
11:14 am

FIRE MUSCHAMP!!!! AND WE THOUGHT RON ZOOK WAS A JOKE

HE’S A UGA ALUM, AND SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN HIRED. RON ZOOK NEVER LOST TWO IN A ROW TO THE DAWGS, AND NOW YOUR BOY MUSCHAMP IS ABOUT TO MAKE IT THREE IN A ROW!!!

COULD HE BE THROWING THE GAME TO FAVOR HIS ALMA MATER, OR IS HE REALLY THAT BAD OF A COACH??????

Fat Pie

October 30th, 2013
11:20 am

Muschamp is a danged good coach, but he’s a DC — not a HC.

He’s like a weed. Not a bad plant, just placed in the wrong environment.

Bulldawg35

October 30th, 2013
11:25 am

Richt and bobo held back the offense against Clemson….I guess they didn’t want to break the Death Valley visiter points record….so FSU much obliged. Richt didn’t want to hurt dabo’s feelings.haha!

Bulldawg35

October 30th, 2013
11:28 am

Gone gator…

Don’t worry…..Tyler Murphy will look like Payton manning and kelvin Taylor will look like Barry sanders. Trey burton will look Percy harvin…….so don’t worry…Grantham is your get well card.

Bulldawg35

October 30th, 2013
11:39 am

As long is Richt is our head coach….we will never win in Columbia sc again…sad but true

Bulldawg35

October 30th, 2013
11:42 am

The problem is with Richt we know what we got and what we have ain’t getting us where we need to be…..8-4 to 10-2…is the best we will ever have with Richt!

Desert Fox

October 30th, 2013
11:51 am

This game is a toss up. With all the injuries on both teams it’ll come down to coaching and which team really wants it most. FL, statistically, is still a good D. Even w/TG and Bennett back, AM still needs his OL to block and protect. If not FL has the edge. FL O is worse off then GA’s. Even GA’s D as porous as it is, ought to be able to keep them in check. Dawgs have slight edge on D. Have to give ST’s edge to FL. No team in the USA is worse then GA in T/O’s that lead to opponents TD’s or FG’s. Officiating is even. There’s no telling where that axe will fall. With all the “hate” expect the ref’s to play this close to the hilt. Fans on both sides have little faith in their respective coaching staffs. I think FL’s HC needs this win more then CMR to keep his job at the end of the season. The winning coaches get a reprieve of sorts so there’s a lot riding on this game for them. Give the edge to FL since they’re playing for their pay checks more so then the Richt crew. Intangibles will play big in this game. T/O’s, stupid mistakes, THE REF’s, more injuries to already depleted rosters, can turn this carriage back into a pumpkin for one of these teams. Hope it ain’t the dawgs.

Skokie Dog

October 30th, 2013
11:54 am

I wonder if CBS regrets choosing this as their feature game from this week’s SEC schedule. They made that decision long ago, before both teams were banged up so badly.

NCDawg

October 30th, 2013
12:01 pm

Columbus Dawg
October 30th, 2013
11:11 am

I can’t believe that any FAN would be so short sighted either. Did UF win the East division the past 2 years? NO. The were BEATEN on the field by this “joke of coaching staff” as you say. Muschamp should be on the hotseat. He has a great defense but his offense is abysmal. He doesn’t even have the pieces in place after 3 years of recruiting to put a respectable offense on the field. That is why he is on the hotseat. He should have WRs lining up to play for his school but instead they are woefully undermanned at all the skill positions. This is why they HAVEN’t EVEN played for an SEC championship under Muschamp.

The “joke of a coaching staff” played the past 2 years. And took the defending National Champions to the last play. Coach Saban would LAUGH at you and call you a joke of a FAN for calling our staff a “joke” That would be absolutely RICH to behold.

Bulldawg35

October 30th, 2013
12:11 pm

Yeah y’all keep disrespecting the Florida offense and watch them just magically rip us a part! I agree what’s Richt’s record against coaches on the hot seat??? It’s not to good.

NCDawg

October 30th, 2013
12:13 pm

Ok… well I’m bailing… I have no wish to sit in on the “Lets Bash Coach Richt and company” daily b!tch fest. Every damn day you slime bags ruin these blogs. There is no discussion only complaining. SOSDD.

What great supposed fans we have! Way to stand behind your team! I could handle it if it wasn’t the same people making the same comments over and over and over. I used to tell me kids when they would whine and carry on “you know, repeating the same thing over and over isn’t going to help you get your way.”

Same holds true for you children. Just go do something else if you are so disgruntled. Then maybe there can be some genuine discussion of Georgia Bulldog football on these blogs.

Just damn…

Bulldawg35

October 30th, 2013
12:15 pm

I’m just going to go ahead and have my melt down now….when we lose….this season is really going to get away from us….the sad thing is….vandy is probably better than Florida…but ya know we want be able to see that sat……

We have no WR ’s left….I just don’t know how in the hell we are going to win!!!!!

krazdawg

October 30th, 2013
12:23 pm

Florida needs a new HC. We need a new defensive coordinator. I wonder who we get?

GTBob

October 30th, 2013
12:25 pm

I wonder if Muschamp would be on the hot seat if he were the coach at UGA with similar results.

Bulldawg35

October 30th, 2013
12:46 pm

Whatever it takes for this coaching staff to lose this game…they will find a way. You can take that to Vegas.

Bulldawg35

October 30th, 2013
1:11 pm

The only way we beat fla…is if Todd gurley breaks Herschel walkers single game rushing record of 283 yards. Real talk baby!

Fat Pie

October 30th, 2013
1:29 pm

Skokie Dog

October 30th, 2013
11:54 am

I wonder if CBS regrets choosing this as their feature game from this week’s SEC schedule. They made that decision long ago, before both teams were banged up so badly.

***

Arkansas vs. Auburn
Missouri vs. Tennessee
South Carolina vs. Mississippi State

I’m sure they’d rather have any of those games right now.
Jax is the Turnip Bowl this year.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 30th, 2013
1:41 pm

“Mark Richt certainly knows what that’s like. He told reporters this week that the “When are you going to beat Florida?” questions in the past got pretty old.”

I guess someone didnt like tough truthful questioning

Dawggie

October 30th, 2013
1:42 pm

Florida lost a starting offensive lineman in practice this week, and their line already was a major liability. The only way they score is if we turn the ball over or give up special teams plays. Even Muschamp called his offense “inept” – and that was before the latest injury

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 30th, 2013
1:43 pm

Bob

He would get a pay raise just like Johnson

McDawg

October 30th, 2013
2:04 pm

–i really hope this game doesn’t come down to a blocked punt

Bulldog Born & Bred

October 30th, 2013
2:08 pm

I hope Musschamp gets fired &we hire him for our defensive Coach

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 30th, 2013
2:20 pm

Muschamp as our defensive coach

we actually might start doing something if that were to happen

1969 Graduate

October 30th, 2013
2:31 pm

Our offense isn’t too hot right now, but Florida’s defense is quite good.

Our defense hasn’t been able to stop anyone is quite a while, but maybe Florida’s offense will make our day. I doubt it, but I hope so.

So, at best we’re 50-50. At best.

Then, what about Special Teams? Honestly, I don’t know how their ST has been playing, but we all know how ours has performed. Let’s call it a draw out of my ignorance.

Will it all come down to coaching?

Go, Bulldogs.

Silly Bloggers

October 30th, 2013
2:36 pm

NCDawg. I don’t frequent the blogs very much since the trolls took over, but you are part of the last pocket of resistance that puts the blinders on to Richt and Company. I doubt anyone would consider Richt a bad person or even a bad coach…but he isn’t the coach we need.

We have lost openers again OkSt, Boise State, and Clemson. We got to the SECCG on the coattails of an easy schedule. We did come very close to knocking off Bama, but we gave up 400 yards on the ground with the closest you will come to an NFL defense.

Fast forward to this year. You can argue we have lost two games alone on Special Teams play (or lack thereof). We have had other games closer than they needed to be due to Special Teams. Our defense is an embarassment. Youth only goes so far as an excuse. If anyone “deserves” a pass at all, it would be Bobo…but his gameplan against Vandy reminded me of Jim Donnan playing not to lose.

At the end of the day, we have some great men who are great recruiters. These same men are too stubborn to solve an atrocious special teams issue that has been ongoing for years. They are not talented enough to make our defense play even average. They have never had the ability to go for the jugular.

There are games lost on bad officiating, there are games lost because the ball bounces funny, and there are games lost because a key player simply has a bad game. The issue is and has been that when our offense does not show their A game, we have no other facet of the game to fall back on. Instead of picking our offense up, our defense and special teams compound the problem.

I don’t have the answer, I just know Richt ain’t it.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 30th, 2013
2:41 pm

There’s really no excuse in losing this one FL’s QB has been hurt and they have been trying new people on their O-line

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 30th, 2013
2:49 pm

NCDawg

What new posts (or should I say excuses) do you bring other than the same ones everyday

BankerDawg

October 30th, 2013
2:50 pm

Who cares, both of these coachs should be ran out of town, but for different reasons. NCDawg was right in the fact that there is no excuse for FLA’s offensive woes, the state is extremely deep in skilled 4 and 5 star players. GA is no different excwpt that we have signed the right players. The problem is, a duly noted by others, is that we dont sign enough of them. Both coached are not equipped to be HC’s in this league and at every turn they have made the wrong decisions regarding supporting staff. No matter who wins the game, neither program is a winner right now.

JB

October 30th, 2013
2:51 pm

Tell Coach Boom we will have an opening soon in Athens for a DC, and he can come HOME. Also, I for one would give him a shot here as the HCIW. I would. I like the guy.

BankerDawg

October 30th, 2013
2:51 pm

Sorry for the grammar – geese

BankerDawg

October 30th, 2013
2:52 pm

Smart and Muschamp at home with Hines Ward and Herschel added to the staff at WR and RB coaches

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 30th, 2013
2:57 pm

Banker

I do know Hines Ward wants to coach in some capacity at UGA; I just dont see our athletic dept willing to have that much excitement on the sidelines

JB

October 30th, 2013
3:01 pm

Our side line is pathetic during games. That’s the ONLY props I give to Grantham….he does have a pulse. Richt looks like he’s waiting for his car at the car wash.

Silly Bloggers

October 30th, 2013
3:01 pm

I’d still love to have Chris Petersen. I know he has stated he will never leave due to his child’s conditon and excellent treatment in Boise…but the rumor mill suggests maybe USC. I’m hesitant about Kirby Smart, but then again, Saban’s coaching tree has had much more success than failures…and he is a UGA alum. Can you imagine the fire he would bring to Athens?

Those are the only two that come to mind. One thing is certain…UGA is an unbelievable coaching opportunity. The list should be extremely short for candidates. In hindsight, I still think Dooley made a great decision on Richt, but whether the game changed or he changed, he hasn’t been the same the 2nd half of his tenure with us.

JB

October 30th, 2013
3:04 pm

Richt hasn’t changed…………and THAT’S THE PROBLEM. NO NEW WRINKLES AT ALL. EVER. You can scheme for Georgia watching 7-8 year old tape.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 30th, 2013
3:06 pm

JB

So you’re saying teams that play us have to dust off the Beta Max video’s ;)

Silly Bloggers

October 30th, 2013
3:08 pm

LOL, that is sad but true. Richt’s perceived success has also been tightly wound with our defense. Richt is by no means a defensive coach. His one bit of influence is his impact on who gets hired. I miss the days watching Thomas Davis pancake receivers and Champ being all over the field. Seems like 10 years ago…wait, it was…sigh.

Fat Pie

October 30th, 2013
3:10 pm

Georgia needs a HC who knows how to get a hot, young chick onto his Harley. Florida will probably wind up with him though.

Dawggie

October 30th, 2013
3:15 pm

If Muschamp continues to struggle, Florida will act decisively to replace him with a proven, successful coach who will rebound quickly from the Muschamp era. Meanwhile, we’ll still be debating about Richt and Bobo…

lynn bohannon

October 30th, 2013
3:26 pm

their will be no scalpers at the game its hard to give them away now I have never seen it like this.

Fat Pie

October 30th, 2013
3:26 pm

2014 looks like it could be The Year of the Dawg!

I hear they’re already getting votes to be the pre-season Number 1 team. ;-)

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

October 30th, 2013
3:30 pm

So UGA wants to be the UGA before Mark Richt? What was so awesome about Donnan and Golf? This may be the best you can get.

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

October 30th, 2013
3:32 pm

Two years ago, your fan base wanted to make Todd Gratham the head coach. Oh wow I wish that would have happened.

Perhaps you guys should realize that you really don’t understand football in the penal colony.

ShowMeYurTD's

October 30th, 2013
4:50 pm

Dawgs over Gators by 14. You heard it here first. Come on Dawgs just go out whip up on the lizards and have fun doing it ! Gurley 286 rushing yards! DAWGS 41- Lizards 27.

VillageIdiot

October 30th, 2013
4:50 pm

Uh oh, Jarvis Jones ain’t here to cover up for Murray no more. If Murray throws for his average three turnovers a game vs Florida, we gonna lose this boys and girls.

Bulldawg35

October 30th, 2013
4:52 pm

I remember Ray Goff’s first game…we beat Baylor 15-3. It’s funny how time changes everything. Baylor would beat us by 30 points if we played today…gee

Bulldawg35

October 30th, 2013
4:56 pm

Richt said he was going to Skype Shawn Williams and have him give an motivational speech…..gee coach you couldn’t do that yourself? Maybe Richt should go ahead and call Obama up and have him give a speech.

VillageIdiot

October 30th, 2013
4:57 pm

Oh oh, Murray only has 4 3rd down conversions in each of the 3 losses. As bad as Florida’s offense is, they’ve only had 1 game all season that bad. Murray is averaging 4 3rd down conversions in his last 2 games. Florida had 5-6 in last 2 games each.

VillageIdiot

October 30th, 2013
5:09 pm

Tyler Murphy–UF Qb, has only thrown 2 interceptions all season.
Aaron Murray has thrown 6, 4 in the last 2 games.

Tyler Murphy completes 62.7 of his passes
Aaron Murray completes 62.1 if his

Tyler Murphy completes 61% on 3rd down
Aaron Murray completes 54% on 3rd down

TM has 0 turnovers on his own 0-40 yardline
AM has 4 turnovers there

TM completes 72% against unranked teams
AM completes 61% against unranked teams

TM has a 5 to 1 td to int ratio vs unranked teams
AM has a 3 to 1 int to td ratio vs unranked teams

TM has 0 turnovers in the 4th quarter
AM has 3

VillageIdiot

October 30th, 2013
5:16 pm

UF’s offense has 44 3rd down conversions
UGA has 33.

VillageIdiot

October 30th, 2013
5:17 pm

UF has 2 games where they lost the turnover battle
UGA has 4 games where they lost the turnover battle

Dawggie

October 30th, 2013
5:20 pm

You do understand that AM has attempted more than twice as many passes (224 vs. 110) this season as TM, right? Their yards/attempt are very different too (AM – 8.65 vs. TM – 6.7). AM is asked to win games. TM is asked not to lose games. Their roles are completely different.

VillageIdiot

October 30th, 2013
5:21 pm

UGA defense has given up more than 30 points 5 times
UF defense has given up more than 20 points 2 times

VillageIdiot

October 30th, 2013
5:25 pm

Aaron Murray averages 3 turnovers a game vs Florida over his career.

VillageIdiot

October 30th, 2013
5:30 pm

UF is in the top 2 in the SEC in opponents punt & kick return
UF is in the top 3 in punt return and kick return–UGA is 11th and 14th

VillageIdiot

October 30th, 2013
5:32 pm

UF is #2 in the SEC in scoring defense @16 points per game
UGA is is LAST @33 points per game

VillageIdiot

October 30th, 2013
5:34 pm

UF is +1 this season in turnover margin
UGA is -5

Note:
Aaron Murray has NEVER beaten an SEC team when he loses the turnover battle

Gertbeet Frobe

October 30th, 2013
5:41 pm

I hope I’m wrong but I don’t see GA hitting 20 in this game and the Grantham D will make FL’s offense look like the 49er’s from the ’80’s. I don’t even know if I want to watch. Ugghh… But let’s still talk about the possibility of going back to the SEC championship where AL can destroy us by 30.

Gertbeet Frobe

October 30th, 2013
5:42 pm

The village idiot makes some good points. In a game like this with contrasting offenses and defenses, I’ll take the team with the best defense.

Bulldawg35

October 30th, 2013
5:43 pm

Village idiot……how many screen names do you have??? You definitely got the idiot part right.

Bulldawg35

October 30th, 2013
5:44 pm

Also….I think fat pie is pig iron. Haha! I strongly believe.

Elmer Fudd

October 30th, 2013
6:00 pm

Muschamp is Florida’s own version of Ray Goff.

NCDawg

October 30th, 2013
6:56 pm

“Richt hasn’t changed…………and THAT’S THE PROBLEM. NO NEW WRINKLES AT ALL. EVER. You can scheme for Georgia watching 7-8 year old tape.”

It didn’t seem to do Chavis any good did it? How about Ward at SC? Do you really think at all before you post? Most of you guys seem to have very spotty memories. Or convenient memories. Our offense was unstoppable for the first month of the season and then came the injuries. The drop off was inevitable because of the depth of those injuries. But to hear you people tell it our offense ALWAYS sucks and Bobo is a complete moron. If you really are Bulldog fans then you sure weren’t thinking that when Murray found JSW wide open against SC, were you?

Dawg89

October 30th, 2013
7:03 pm

I can hardly believe how bad the Vandy game was. If they play and coach like that, Muschamp will be just fine.

NCDawg

October 30th, 2013
7:10 pm

The blog is eating my posts yet again… no way to know what will randomly pop up later. I don’t have time to waste on this… very frustrating. Have fun dwelling on ONLY the negative.

dawgfan

October 30th, 2013
7:36 pm

Keep on fighting the good fight NCdawg.

BankerDawg

October 30th, 2013
8:48 pm

GA/FLA week and we’re talking about whose seat is “hot”. Wow, could this be any more exciting? Look, this game is not a battle of the titans by any means. I wish both AD’s would collectively make a satement and hold a press conference together. “Attention all GA and Florida fans. This weekend will be a battle of coaches. The winner gets to coach another week. The loser is sent packing.” I know how absurd that sounds, I could barely write it. Do you think Richt would have given the boys 2 days off in preparation?

Mobile Dawg

October 30th, 2013
9:21 pm

Nothing Mark Richt does surprises me. I would like to fall asleep and have that dream you posted in the two o’clock hour Banker. Kirby, Muschamp, Ward, and Walker. We’re “stuck” with Richt and doomed to mediocrity.

Bama Fan #2

October 30th, 2013
9:23 pm

Hope the dawgs wins the rest of the games this season!!
It is a shame that injuries cost the dawgs a chance for the
SECCG!! RTR

BankerDawg

October 30th, 2013
9:47 pm

BamaFan – thanks for the sentiment. Yes, injuries have plagued us this year. I guess that happens sometimes. But rest assured, we are not a championship caliber team this year. In some years we’ve had so much talent all over the field we could overcome deficiencies in other areas. This year, our coaching staff has been exposed. For years folks around CFB have said that Bama could win the MNC with their second team. What we’ve learned is that without our 5 stars, we are a mid to bottom SEC team. In my opinion, Our coaching staff has hidden behind these NFL caliber talent. 10 win seasons with easy schedules are empty to the true fan. I demand more. The testament of a great coach is not what he can do with a “star”, but what can you do with the rest. Richt has failed the test. Make no mistake, even with all our offensive starters we still are not a complete team and certainly not a championship contender. Yes, probably a legitimate Top 10 team with Murray, Gurley, Marshall, Malcom Mitchell, Justin Scott Wesly, Chris Conley, Michael Bennett, and Arrhur Lynch. But My lord, what coach couldn’t field that and win 9-10 games a year?

BankerDawg

October 30th, 2013
9:52 pm

Mobile – that’s what I’ve been relegated to, wishing. What’s so ludicrous is that we could probably make that happen. I’d take my chances with that crowd.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 31st, 2013
12:06 am

DAWGS win their 3rd in a row over the Reptiles ::: 16 – 10.

I would predict a Vowels upset over Mizz-who? except they will be starting a backup QB in this game who has little to no game time experience.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 31st, 2013
12:06 am

DAWGS win their 3rd in a row over the Reptiles ::: 16 – 10.

I would predict a Vowels upset over Mizz-who? except they will be starting a backup QB in this game who has little to no game time experience.

HotDawg

October 31st, 2013
12:30 am

Bye bye Lizards

Columbus Dawg

October 31st, 2013
4:32 am

NC, what I meant in earlier post is IMO, it is neither smart or classy to write a blog slamming CWM when the Dawgs coaching staff has left much to be desired this season. I will stand by what I said, if the Dawgs coaching staff had this team adequately prepared to open the season there would not have been a loss at Clemson, or Vanderbilt. Those games were lost because the basic fundamentals of football were not applied. That and for the zillionth time Murray fumbled it away at Clemson. Before you start in, I was very critical of Stafford’s constant turnovers as well. Also I have to mention the horrid special teams play that led to giving the easy points to Clemson as well. Missouri deserved their win much more than Clemson or Vandy for those reasons, although special teams sucked against Mizzou as well. Richt can’t help the injuries, but he can sure help the unprepared part.

Now, as far as the rest of the year, I actually think the Dawgs have a chance to run it out, and whether they return to the dome is neither here nor there as far as I’m concerned, but they have an excellent shot at finishing on a very good note, and 2014 sets up VERY well for Georgia if they will PREPARE for it. Right now beating the three rivals left on 2013 schedule would be sweet. Especially the upstart Auburn Tigers who think they are something again, and mouths are running already.

dawgfan

October 31st, 2013
4:59 am

I’m with Columbus Dawg. I like Bill’s columns but his comments on Muschamp are laughable. We should be worried about our own house right now. We’re in no position to scoff at anyone else’s coaching problems. Quite frankly, I find that arrogant and delusional. Richt’s seat should be every bit as warm as Muschamp’s. If it isn’t, I think that speaks volumes about the different standards to which these two programs hold themselves. The fact that we’re willing to tolerate mediocrity while our biggest rivals are not is nothing to celebrate.

This is really the problem with the whole Richt regime. While other programs are actively trying to improve we’re stuck in neutral doing the same thing we were doing 10 years ago.

I weep for the future of Georgia football.

Bulldawg35

October 31st, 2013
7:05 am

Does anybody know what happened to the Jeff danzler show??? I did enjoy watching it! I guess they threw in the towel after the vandy loss. I can’t say I don’t blame them though.

Bulldawg35

October 31st, 2013
7:19 am

Enter your comments herei expect fla’s defense will be enough,..to eat us. Remember they held LSU to 17 points at home. Nothing worse than losing to those slimy lizards…..but if we can lose to vandy..then we can lose to any sec then. This coaching staff is unpredictable.

Bulldawg35

October 31st, 2013
7:23 am

The only way we win this game is if we have an great game plan installed…..I have no faith in bobo this year….he is having a down year….Iwe better hope the defense can get some turnovers and 3rd downs stop…cause they just want try and score 21 and keep ball away from our offense.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 31st, 2013
7:47 am

BS35 (aka Milk Dud) – Do not bring the “O” word in to it. This is a sports blog – not a political blog.

I see Dawgs winning in a slugfest of ineptness on the offensive side

50 % chance of rain

16 – 10 Dawgs

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 31st, 2013
7:50 am

Charlie Strong lost to Central Florida
KIrby Smart is Saban’s go-fer

*** can’t you do better than this?

Bulldawg35

October 31st, 2013
8:00 am

Flo- ri- duh

I think Obama could motivate this team better than Richt. That’s my opinion you Macon county grease neck. Haha!

Bulldawg35

October 31st, 2013
8:02 am

Flo- ri- duh

I would take Michigan States head coach mike dantoni over Richt right now. At least his teams play defense.

Bulldawg35

October 31st, 2013
8:05 am

50 percent chance of rain means an 70 percent chance the dawgs lose. Remember how bad we played in the rain when we played north Texas?

Jack Bull

October 31st, 2013
8:13 am

Yeah, we could have a coach like Coach Boom, or the drunk Steve Spurrier(when’s the last time he won an SEC Championship?), or how about a Coach ‘Chin Up In the Air’ like over at Auburn(oh that’s right, he’s gone after purchasing his NC)..
Fact is, there’s only 3, maybe 4, coaches better than what we have now..
1)steps right over someone on his way to his office when they’re on the ground having a seizure,
2)likes to spend more time with his family when it gets tough &
3)is a complete head case..
the 4th)Bill Snyder at K-State..a little long in the tooth..but the man has done more with less than any other coach around, period!

On to the game..
Our defense will make UF’s offense look even better than we did Tennessee’s..A Murray will have at least two TO’s(one being a fumble)..and we’ll miss a 40+ yd FG(probably because he won’t even get a chance to kick it!)…BUT, we hang on for an ugly win..

UGA-24 UF-23…or vice-versa..

Elmer Fudd

October 31st, 2013
8:30 am

UGA wins 3-2……in extra innings!

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 31st, 2013
8:36 am

Roll t_rd:

*** recent research on a TRUE Bummer fan has revealed:

#1 ) .001% of Bummer fans actually graduated from college
#2 ) 14 % of Bummer fans actually attended high school (4% gradiated high school)
#3 ) 27% of Bummer fans gradiated 6th grade
#4 ) 47% of Bummer fans knocked up a 13 year old once but won’t pay child support
#5 ) 79% can’t make the payments on their single wide and it has been repossessed twice
#6 ) 99% are inbred

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 31st, 2013
8:40 am

BS35 (aka Milk Dud) -

*** From the looks of “O”’s economy & ObummerCare he needs a pep talk more than the Dawgs.

Harvey

October 31st, 2013
8:44 am

Florida. Florida. Florida. For three quarters, until they suffer another key injury.

Bulldawg35

October 31st, 2013
8:58 am

Flo- ri- duh….

I was just kidding you man….I don’t think you’re a grease neck. Yeah you’re about Obama…..but it is what is….the world is so unpredictable these days..as is the government. I hope the dawgs win….if they don’t I will be pretty depressed. Nothing worse than losing to he gators.

Fat Pie

October 31st, 2013
9:04 am

@Jack Bull

Mark Richt is the fifth best coach in CFB?

That’s funny.

ARdawg

October 31st, 2013
9:11 am

Mark Richt is the fifth best coach in CFB?

That’s funny.
=========================

Sometimes he is the 5th best coach. Usually, not so much

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 31st, 2013
9:34 am

BS35 (aka Milk Dud)- What’s a greaseneck?

I’m not from and never have lived in Macon County …. not that is such a terrible thing.

Where you from? This is a no “O” ZONE. No Mo politics.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 31st, 2013
9:36 am

BS35 (aka Milk Dud) – Don’t be B.S.’ing us on here. We no you have no wife and you live in your mama’s basement where you play Nintendo 24/7.

Bulldawg35

October 31st, 2013
9:37 am

Flo- ri- duh

I thought you said you were from Macon? That’s what I remember you saying before the season began? I’m from Greenville SC.

Bulldawg35

October 31st, 2013
9:42 am

Flo- ri- duh..

Sorry to disappoint u…but I don’t have a Nintendo…..I’ve been married for 16 months now. If you don’t believe me I don’t really care. I’m just a disgruntled UGA fan sick of under achieving every year.

Bulldawg35

October 31st, 2013
9:44 am

Richt is hardly 5th best coach in he sec…. Much less the nation.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 31st, 2013
9:50 am

I WUZ born in Macon , Georgia which is in Bibb County – not Macon County. Now BS – where are you from????

Did you marry your Chihuahua?

JumperJimmy

October 31st, 2013
9:52 am

Keys to the game by JumperJimmy.
#1 Turnover margin
Advantage Florida. Florida is ranked #57 in turnover margin, while Georgia comes in at #102. Both offenses give the ball away freely, UGA 13 times, Florida 14 times. But, Florida’s defense has forced 14 turnovers, while Georgia’s defense has only forced just 6 turnovers all season.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 31st, 2013
9:52 am

This Halloween BS35 (aka Milk Dud) is going as a giant MILK DUD.

JumperJimmy

October 31st, 2013
9:54 am

Keys to the game by Jumper Jimmy?
#2 Offensive 3rd down conversions
Advantage Florida. Florida’s offense is average, they convert around 42% on 3rd downs. But Georgia’s offense is among the worst in the NCAA, 94th in the NCAA. Why? Looking closer, Tyler Murphy handles pressure better, he completes 61% on 3rd down, where Aaron Murray tends to choke on 3rd downs, only converting 54%. Florida averages 2.4 ypc rushing on 3rd downs (rank 94th nationally), where Georgia averages 1.88 yards per carry rushing (ranks 105 nationally).

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 31st, 2013
9:56 am

JJ – So UGA’s “D” needs to get 8 turnovers in this game instead of 6 like they did last year when their “D” dominated the Reptiles.

JB

October 31st, 2013
9:57 am

Read the Florida message boards, Dawgs win by 3-4 TD’s. Read ours, everyone say’s Gators get well and run us out of town. Gonna be interesting.

Flo-Ri-Duh

October 31st, 2013
9:58 am

JJ — Confucius says “When you score on 1st & 2nd down you don’t need no stinkin’ 3rd down!”

JumperJimmy

October 31st, 2013
10:00 am

Keys to the game by Jumper Jimmy
#3 3rd down Defense
Advantage Florida. Florida’s defense ranks #2 in the NCAA on 3rd down defense at 27%, better than Alabama. Georgia truly struggles here, coming in at 87%. Georgia goes man to man on 3rd down and has a tendency to show their blitz packages early in the play. Georgia’s corners have been torched in 2013, 89th in pass completion % at 62%, while Florida ranks #5 in pass completion % at 47%. Look for Tyler to have a big day against the Georgia defense, and for Aaron to struggle all day long.

JumperJimmy

October 31st, 2013
10:03 am

Keys to the game by Jumper Jimmy
#4 Special Teams
Advantage Florida. Florida is dominant on both punt and kick return, and on both punt and kick return defense. Georgia struggles in all 4 and ranks among the conference bottom in each.

JumperJimmy

October 31st, 2013
10:05 am

Keys to the game with Jumper Jimmy
#5 Offense
Advantage Georgia. Georgia is better everywhere from rushing, to passing to scoring. Florida has really struggled to put the ball into the endzone.

Elmer Fudd

October 31st, 2013
10:06 am

Florida’s only hope on offense is getting a spark from Fred Taylor’s kid (getting his first start). He’ll have to make his own plays because their line is horrible. If he doesn’t play out of his mind, the UF offense literally has no chance (and with Sturgis in the NFL, their field goal kicking has been awful). I watched them against Mizzou, and they literally couldn’t score against air.

JB

October 31st, 2013
10:07 am

Hard to believe Georgia signs some very good DB’s EVERY year….yet we can’t cover ANY body. Coaching?

Jack Bull

October 31st, 2013
10:08 am

Who’s better?
Mullin @ Miss State? I know several of you have been wanting him to come here..yeah, okay…
Some may be as good, but not any better..like I said, all but 3 have up and down years..
Thing is, our down years are typically better than most others up years.

JB

October 31st, 2013
10:20 am

Richt would have to implode to get fired….and losing to Vandy and going 7-5 is not imploding to our Athletic Board.

Fat Pie

October 31st, 2013
10:30 am

7-5 is better than many teams’ up years.

Stop complaining!

Bulldawg35

October 31st, 2013
10:59 am

Flo-ri duh…

I don’t think you can read redneck….I told u where I’m from…Macon or Macon county…same dang thing,,,you tried to lie your way out of it…I told you I was married…not going to entertain your response. Haha!

Bulldawg35

October 31st, 2013
11:00 am

Flo – ri- duh

You always fall that tech troll with about a 1000 screen names…I tried to tell you that yesterday.

Bulldawg35

October 31st, 2013
11:02 am

Fat pie is pig iron. Aren’t you fat pie?

Jack Bull

October 31st, 2013
11:08 am

With the exception of 2010, when the great aaron murray led us to 6-7, all i see is double digit winning seasons…

not so sure ’starting all over’ is such a good idea…but that’s just me.

Fat Pie

October 31st, 2013
11:29 am

Pig iron?

I’m made outta muscle and blood.

Muscle and blood, skin and bones,
A mind that’s weak and a body that’s strong!

Cough, cough…

Bulldawg35

October 31st, 2013
11:41 am

Okay so that was kind of funny…lol but you’re still a weirdo.lol

John

October 31st, 2013
11:43 am

Kinda sad when the fans of both teams are trying to convince each other how bad their team really is….and both sides make excellent points.

dawgfan

October 31st, 2013
11:45 am

Winning 10 games is not that hard for us. There are only 3 other teams in the league that consistently recruit at our level (Bama, Florida and LSU). We have better players than the other 10 teams in the league so we should beat them and not brag about it. Throw in the 2 or 3 cream puffs that we play every year and 10 wins is absolutely nothing to write home about.

I’m glad you’re happy with not reaching our potential. I’m not. I’m ready to START OVER.

UGA Insider

October 31st, 2013
12:33 pm

I have heard from many the The Dawgs have had a bad couple of weeks of practice. No motivation and the team is dejected. Many are still making excuses for Vandy embarrassment.

I know the heartbeat of this team and I predicted losses to Mizzou and Vandy. This one worries me as well. Just saying.

NCDawg

October 31st, 2013
12:34 pm

For those of you that participated in the discussion of handing the QB the job for life and/or anointing someone without competition, one of the offshoots of that led to a discussion of Faton Bauta. We were scratching our heads about how he fit into the picture Check this out for the Banner/Herald online:

“Faton Bauta, a redshirt freshman who was the only scholarship quarterback to travel to Vanderbilt besides Murray and Mason, is indeed the No. 3 quarterback now, offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said.

“When we had the scrimmages, the last before the season started, he made more plays and was more productive in those scrimmages and that’s why he went up to No. 3,” Bobo said.

LOL! Shows how much we know. The discussion was centered around why he was even recruited. We have heard very little of any of this. So the guys we all thought was a “throw away” scholly ends up being the 3rd stringer… beating out the supposed heirs.

There is a lesson in there somewhere.

NCDawg

October 31st, 2013
12:45 pm

BTW – there will be a competition next spring but Mason has a major leg up on everybody else.
“Rarely do we just say it’s his job, but I’ll say this: He’s in really good shape to be that starter,” Richt said on his radio show this week. “He knows the system well, and he’s been ready to play for quite some time. We all have a lot of faith in him.”

Maybe we’ll get to see him against APP St.

Bulldawg35

October 31st, 2013
12:54 pm

My biggest problem with Richt is that he can’t win big on the road anymore. The last top 10 team we beat on the road was auburn in 2006. Gee that was a long time ago…..no I’m not counting tech in 2009…that not really a true road game.

JB

October 31st, 2013
1:23 pm

Richt is like going going to Baskin Robbins and ordering Vanilla. It’s ice cream. It tastes good……but blah. Look around in the case man. Choc chip cookie or rocky road. Live a little.

@eidsonb

October 31st, 2013
1:37 pm

Countless Hours of entertainment…..thanks

Scott Young

October 31st, 2013
1:48 pm

Don’t forget, we were one tipped pass away from a National Championship last year.
Poor D, Special teams mistakes, injuries to playmakers and even bad calls by refs will keep us from reaching our potential this yr.
But I will never forget beating #6 USC finally and #6 LSU/Mettenburger. We are the only team in college football to have beaten 2 Top 10 teams.
We will feel good when we beat Florida.
Think how good we could feel if we beat Auburn (with a criminal for QB) and the State Championship.
Quit complaining and let’s enjoy some great wins! (and find a D Coordinator for next season)

dawgfan

October 31st, 2013
2:01 pm

Think how good we would feel if we actually did something of significance for once instead of making excuses and rationalizations to build up false hope.

NCDawg

October 31st, 2013
2:03 pm

Scott Young
October 31st, 2013
1:48 pm

Thank you for your SANE remarks. Most of the people that haven’t fled these blogs have very short and convenient memories. They just pretend none of that happened in their hysterical rants about how Coach Richt needs to be fired.

AceDawg

October 31st, 2013
2:08 pm

Dawgs have a physical advantage, but we’ll see what the coaches have mustered up with two weeks off and whether Murray is going to throw it to the right team. Bennett and Gurley are two nice pieces to get the rock too, though, and will lead the Dawgs to victory.

dawgfan

October 31st, 2013
2:18 pm

Short and convenient memories? What championship have we won in the past EIGHT YEARS all on our own without relying on other teams to beat teams that beat us?

Old Frothingslosh

October 31st, 2013
2:19 pm

Muschamp gets tighter than a drum for these games in Jax, and coaching against his alma mater on this field gets in his head. He is 0-6 in this series (0-4 as a player and 0-2 as coach). Come Sunday, he’ll be 0-7.

Bulldog Born & Bred

October 31st, 2013
2:22 pm

hey Tide s rolling don’t they have a website in Ala you can get on I bet you change teams to whoevers winning YOU probably was a Tebow fan . by the way Alabama was gonna take the number off their helmet and relplace it with an A but nobody over there knew how to spell it

Fat Pie

October 31st, 2013
2:49 pm

Georgia didn’t even have to figure out how to spell their helmet logo. They just stole it outright from the Packers.

Bulldawg35

October 31st, 2013
3:22 pm

Fat pie,…

We will beat who ever you pull for…maybe we already have.

Bulldawg35

October 31st, 2013
3:24 pm

Both teams have had two weeks off…we are going to figure out who is the better coach…who made the most corrections in this time. I still think we lose though.

Mobile Dawg

October 31st, 2013
4:01 pm

With the complexity of the game today, recruiting, public relations demands, compliance, discipline, personal life demands, there’s no way one guy, Coach Richt can have a handle on everything. The HC is only as good as the assistants he has around him, not a new concept by any means.

I don’t think Richt is cut out to be a CEO, his biggest weakness seems to be his loyalty to his assistants which is admirable but they aren’t getting the job done and he’s not holding them accountable. As HC he either makes changes or needs to go down with the ship.

Fat Pie

October 31st, 2013
4:07 pm

I pull for Bulldawg35.

Bulldawg35

October 31st, 2013
4:22 pm

Thanks man…..but seriously get lost. Lol

Bulldawg35

October 31st, 2013
4:28 pm

Expect new wrinkles from ray peace….some option….quick passes on the edges…sweeps. Just anything to attack the edges..UGA is the weakest on the edges….thanks to Grantham and Richt.

NCDawg

October 31st, 2013
5:08 pm

think of how good we would feel if we didn’t focus ONLY on the negative and conveniently forget the positives? Think how good we would feel if we didn’t have to read posts from bloggers that filter everything through their personal bias and leave out anything that doesn’t fit their narrative?

Nearly a month and not one of you has mentioned that BEFORE the injuries we were among the top 5 best offenses in the country and we beat SC and LSU. NO that doesn’t fit your narrative so you conveniently leave it out. And you will continue to do so because telling the whole story would not suit your purpose of whipping up a lynch mob to fire Coach Richt. No, you have to skew everything to the purely negative to achieve your desired goal.

That is fact… but I don’t expect you to change. I write this for those that come here and need confirmation that yes indeed some of these guys are way off base. MOST Bulldog fans do not share your EXTREME views. FACT. And you consider THEM to be your enemies. How sad is that?

NCDawg

October 31st, 2013
5:13 pm

I am a Georgia Bulldog fan, win lose or draw and if you consider me to be an enemy then you aren’t a Bulldog fan at all. And there it is in plain english.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

October 31st, 2013
5:18 pm

I guess NCDawg has conveniently forgotten we lost to Vanderbilt who had to have their backup QB play almost the entire game

Lots of positives there Im sure

Mobile Dawg

October 31st, 2013
5:53 pm

It’s not about the wins against Carolina and LSU. Yes we were happy, and we expected to see the defense mature and get better through the season. Why can’t the OL protect Murray? Why do the special teams continue to be special in the wrong way? Why can’t our coaches develop a game plan utilizing the folks we have?

It is about the “overall” condition of the program. Yes, we had one of the best offenses in the nation. Now we don’t. Our defense, special teams, OL, all critical cogs in a solid team are average to below average. If your pie in the sky attitude is happy outscoring opponents that’s your prerogative. You don’t win championships that way though. Bama saw to that last year. What you can’t see or won’t admit that a straight forward logically thinking person does is that we have to many weaknesses. If it’s not the coaches fault whose is it?

7576DAWG

October 31st, 2013
6:45 pm

There are 2 Defensive position Coaches who are not getting the job done. The question is will Richt take them under his wing and train them or will McGarity replace them. One is a weak recruiter. We will see by January. Even though Murray has broken records I will be glad when he is gone because of his inconsistent play. One week he is a Heisman Candidate and the next he will have 3 or more turnovers and act like he doesn’t have a clue as to what is going on. If we can keep 2014 recruiting class intake I think that Georgia will do better with the Quarterback’s in 2014 through 2016 than they have done with Murray.

dawgfan

October 31st, 2013
6:47 pm

I wouldn’t expect us to still have a top 5 offense after all those injuries, but I would expect us to beat Vandy. Heck, I don’t even think a win over Mizzou would have been too much to ask.

But let’s focus on the “positive.” We beat LSU and SC which means…….?????

Skokie Dog

October 31st, 2013
6:58 pm

JB at 1:23 p.m.: That ice cream analogy is priceless! Thanks for a good laugh.
One of my favorite Baskin-Robbins flavors was pistachio almond, but that stands to reason; I’m nutty.

fish dawg

October 31st, 2013
7:03 pm

CTG has 2 weeks to prepare for the 100th rank offense in the land.

NFLGuy

October 31st, 2013
7:08 pm

Dawgs will lose this one.

UGA will have a hard time scoring on this stingy defense (top 10 in scoring and 3rd down conversions)

And the Dawgs defense gives up 33 points a game.

Final score:
Florida 28, Georgia 7

NFLGuy

October 31st, 2013
7:09 pm

Dawgs are 1-7 coming off a bye week in last 8 times.

Gators are 6-2 off a bye in last 8 games.

NFLGuy

October 31st, 2013
7:12 pm

Dawgs have only held 1 team this year to less than 30 points, that was North Texas.

Surely Florida is better than North Texas, so look for Gators to scores 28-31 points, and no way Dawgs can score more than 21 on this defense.

dawgfan

October 31st, 2013
8:33 pm

The 100th ranked offense in the land has 2 weeks to prepare for the worst defense in the SEC.

RUSH

October 31st, 2013
9:47 pm

Georgia only scored 3 points in the second half against Vanderbilt, and Florida’s defense is much better than Vanderbilt. Very possible Georgia could be shutout without any points. You gameplan to stop Gurley and make a rattled and psyched out Aaron Murray and the back up receivers beat you. Without Keith Marshall, Mitchell, Wesley, gimpy Michael Bennett, just don’t see how the offense even scores. Georgia could manage 114 passing yards WITH CONLEY, now HE’S OUT TOO?

Georgia players were very ill prepared for the new concussion rules, and did not anticipate hits going low, the number of knee injuries is unforgivable by this coaching staff.

RUSH

October 31st, 2013
9:53 pm

Florida defense has held 6 of their 7 opponents to 21 points or less, so 90% chance Georgia scores 21 or less.

Georgia has let 6 of 7 score 31 points or more. So 90% chance Georgia allows 31 points or more to Florida’s offense.

UF 31, UGA 21.

NCDawg

October 31st, 2013
10:08 pm

Nice try fraud… but you again prove my point. We are talking about 7 games not just 1 game. You know why you ignore the positives…it’s because you too scared to tell the whole story lest you not achieve your goal.

Classic demagoguery! Only small people resort to skewing facts to further their arguments. Yep, just don’t mention those other things like the last 8 minutes of the SC game or the 4th quarter of the LSU game. No just make the whole season about a loss AT Vandy. Really honest of you and your buddies there fraud.

NCDawg

October 31st, 2013
10:15 pm

Rush @ 9:53pm – “Georgia players were very ill prepared for the new concussion rules, and did not anticipate hits going low, the number of knee injuries is unforgivable by this coaching staff.”

This gets the idiot of the day award. This might be the most pitiful post in a while. Good gawd…

First of all – Marshal was hit and the rest were NON CONTACT injuries.
Second – Name anything that ANY coaching staff can do to prevent knee injuries. It is not a conditioning issue. It never has been and never will be.

RUSH back home and ask your mommy to order you a brain. They forgot to give you one.

DAWGMAN

November 1st, 2013
12:58 am

I’d like to win. About a baker’s dozen before I pass. I’m old already.
Coach Richt can suck the excitement out of great play quicker than the widow and kids at the wake.
I believe he has missed his true calling. Most of us do. Life is hard. Pretending it is not, will not change that. Serenity should not be found when it’s fourth and four in the fourth quarter and the season hangs in the balance. Being known as ‘the player’s coach’, by the players leads to poor performance by the players, coaches and team. Does any of Coach Saban’s players dare to even consider the same being said by one of the team. Perhaps in another demension where footballs are square, this could happen..I am ashamed of our team’s so called’ special teams play’. It’s not any of those. It has no coach. It has lost us games and it has no coach…brilliant!
We have a DC drawing a big paycheck. Is his ability to motivate talent into winning teamwork that special? I’m not sure we are receiving true value for our time and money.
And, finally, will somebody please quit feeding the mouth that is Russ whatever it is that he eats. It makes his jowl look bloated. Put that hound on a diet, please! I believe bariatric surgery should be an option. Surely this poor example of a bulldog is no relation to that fine edition that stood waiting in the Auburn end zone. Ready to spring forward in defense of the Team.
It just can’t be..
Wait ’til next year.

ShowMeYurTD's

November 1st, 2013
1:15 am

Uga 41- UF 27 ….. Go dawgs! You hear it hear first.

MelissaKnowsMore

November 1st, 2013
2:03 am

Bama Fan #2

November 1st, 2013
4:42 am

Win or lose Dawg fans just being at the game in
Jacksonville and to party like itS 1999!! Man it
don’t get any better than that except if Bama
wins NC16 in the Rose Bowl!!! RTR

dawgfan

November 1st, 2013
5:54 am

I don’t ignore positives. I just don’t see any. I’m glad you’re thrilled with the 4-3 record and 8th season in a row without a championship. Good for you. I’m not. Just a difference of perspective.

For the life of me I do not understand what is so difficult about all of this for NCdawg to comprehend.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 1st, 2013
6:05 am

Ignore what positives?

2 or more losses every year;
no conference championship again;
losing games you shouldnt every year; SC 2012, Vandy; Boise St; UCF; OK St; Clemson; Colorado; Miss St 10; KY 09; GT 08

Lots of positives at the end of every year to talk about while watching the Outback; Capital One and Chik-fil-a bowl

dawgfan

November 1st, 2013
6:36 am

I can’t believe the Kool Aiders are still hanging their hats on those SC and LSU wins after all that has transpired since. We beat teams that Tennessee and Ole Miss can beat. Whoopdeeflippindoo.

Lot’s of positives there.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 1st, 2013
6:47 am

There is really no excuse in losing tomorrow

FL’s QB has had arm issues; they are starting a new RB and 2 new O-linemen; they dont have any great recievers

then again thats how we have lost to teams like Vandy; KY; Colorado; Boise St; Miss St; and blown out loses to Bama; LSU; SC etc

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 1st, 2013
6:48 am

delete; “then again thats how we have lost to teams like Vandy; KY; Colorado; Boise St; Miss St; and blown out loses to Bama; LSU; SC etc”

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 1st, 2013
6:51 am

dawgfan

we all know Florida’s offense is awful and pretty much is limping into this game

watch the kool-aiders come out after the game talking about how the defense has greatly improved if we hold FL to under 14 points

JB

November 1st, 2013
7:31 am

This Game will be close. Rain could change everything. Murray sux in the rain. Not so sure footing for Gurley. Florida D is way better than Vandy and Dawgs looked like Div 2 against Vandy. Hold your breath.

dawgfan

November 1st, 2013
7:33 am

Florida will throw in some new wrinkles that our defense hasn’t seen on film. They’ve got nothing to lose. They’ve probably seen the same glaring weaknesses that all the other teams we’ve played have seen and will try to exploit it. You know we haven’t been doing anything to address those weaknesses. We barely even practiced the first week. Garrison Smith said they were happy with their performance against Vandy so who needs practice?

I think Florida has their best offensive game of the season against us.

NCDawg

November 1st, 2013
7:44 am

“I don’t ignore positives. I just don’t see any.” That is EXACTLY what I am saying! You see ONLY the negative fool! Sorry but that indicates a severe psychological issue..

LMFAO! You can’t make this crap up! I don’t even have to try… you MAKE my point for me.

You just proved that your AREN’T a BUlldog fan…what an idiot. If you didn’t think the last 8 minutes of the SC game were a major high point then you aren’t a Bulldog fan… I don’t care what you say. You have to be soulless to not have been beyond thrilled with the ending of that game.

Thanks… you just made my day dude. YOU out of your own mouth proved beyond doubt that you are a complete utter FRAUD.

dawgfan

November 1st, 2013
7:48 am

“If you didn’t think the last 8 minutes of the SC game were a major high point…”

But we’re the ones with a selective memory? LOL @ this guy.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 1st, 2013
7:50 am

dawgfan

I dont doubt that; but we have the better ballplayers; and there is no excuse in losing

If we do happen to lose Im going to say it will be due to the O-line under performs again or lack of discipline once again in the area of turnovers and penalties

dawgfan

November 1st, 2013
7:50 am

I guess you can get together with Tennessee fans an celebrate what a “major high point” it is to beat SC. I’ve moved on because I don’t have a selective memory.

Please quit while you’re behind.

dog4life

November 1st, 2013
7:52 am

Rush, you do realize every team suffers from knee injuries as does your so-called great gaytors. Also, please note several of UGA knee injuries were non-contact–you are living proof someone can live without a brain–sheesh!!

dawgfan

November 1st, 2013
7:53 am

Oh I agree. Florida is not very good. A loss would be completely inexcusable so I look forward to whatever the Kool Aiders come up with in that department. It should be a good laugh. Maybe the middle 4:30 of the second quarter will be a “major high point” or something.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 1st, 2013
7:57 am

Wow

we are using SC as an example of how great the program has become

just a little history about SC; it took them 100 years to win their first bowl game in 1995

so I guess UGA has climbed the mountain now because we beat SC, a team with absolutely no history of winning

dog4life

November 1st, 2013
8:01 am

Guys I am frustrated as you are–but if the so-called “Kool-aiders” whatever or whoever they are, can brag about potentially holding a gimpy Fla offense to low points and a victory–why can other teams not be happy about holding a decimated UGA offense to low points and a victory? Cannot have it both ways–bad offenses lose, bad defenses lose–but how we assign blame sometimes is funny. Our Offense is decimated–but we still score enough to win if our defense will get it together. I will live with the offensive issues because there is really nothing to do but hold on until the back-ups grasp the system–the defense i have no answer for. Go Dawgs!!!

NCDawg

November 1st, 2013
8:02 am

“watch the kool-aiders come out after the game talking about how the defense has greatly improved if we hold FL to under 14 points”

LOL! watch out for the ever shifting bar of success. Don’t think I forgot about that because obviously I didn’t. I called you out on it several weeks ago and here you are doing it again.

Prediction: no matter the outcome of the game you doom and gloomers will consider it a failure by the coaching staff. Guaranteed.

There it is writing… and I will beat you over the head with it because you are frauds and that makes you TROLLS that don’t belong here. It is no longer debatable. You proved it conclusively with your own statements.

NCDawg

November 1st, 2013
8:11 am

Fraud… isn’t OUR program… you just proved it. Go be a Bama fan…that is the alter you worship at.

We aren’t talking about “how great” our program is. This year is a disappointment, even the mildest of us “kool aid” drinkers would conclude that. The issue is the raving lunatics like you that flood these blogs with persistent negativity and RUIN them for those of us that are true Bulldog fans.

ALL you do is talk about the negative and by admission you see no positives. That is beyond sick. I knew you were a head case but that is way out of bounds. And you see nothing wrong with it. 90% of the people that come here leave because they don’t want to deal with lunatics like YOU.

If Coach Richt gets fired, he gets fired. As long as he is head coach, he has my support. That is the way of a true fan. Do I agree with everything that he and his coaches do? No and there will never be a coach that does things exactly as I would if I were in that position. That is just life.

Move along trolls… you don’t belong here.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 1st, 2013
8:11 am

What did you call me out on

No one has raised any bar;

Since you want to hold your hat on wins against SC and LSU

Then since LSU held FL to 0 TD’s;

Im going to repeat it again 0 TD’s

I dont think its asking too much for our defense to hold FL to under 14; so there is no bar there

Mobile Dawg

November 1st, 2013
8:14 am

Story line of this game goes back to the title of this article. Coach Boom, is coaching for his job, Does he prepare his team, coach his team better than Richt? It will be interesting watching our staff match wits and adjustments with Florida. I think it will be a conservatively played, relatively low scoring game. For the record, I think we find a way to lose, further polarizing UGA fan support. The polarization isn’t good for the program.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 1st, 2013
8:19 am

Mobile

Of all games I dont want to lose is this one; this one of the worst FL teams I can remember

I dont see an excuse for losing except for poor preparation by the coaches

Mobile Dawg

November 1st, 2013
8:30 am

I agree Flat, no way they match up with us, that Richt effect that has kept us guessing for years is working on me hard this game. No way we should lose this game, but then there was no excuse for Vandy either.

Mobile Dawg

November 1st, 2013
8:30 am

Muschamp may be done after this year, wonder who UF would go after next?

BankerDawg

November 1st, 2013
8:33 am

I echo that. That’s been the point I’ve been trying to make. This game is more about the coached then the players, in some regards. We are not fielding our best and neither are they. Both teams have had let down seasons due to injuries and poor coaching jobs by the staff. Yes, we “should” win this one but when has that ever been the case. We “should” have beaten Vanderbilt and Missouri.

I predict just that, we will come into this game with the same gameplan that we had against Vandy. Bobo will want to establish the run. No problem with that except we dont know if Gurley is truly 100%. The last thing we need to happen is for him to get hurt again. Instead of 30 carries they will probably give him 20. Taking him out after he tears off a series of good runs. Then we go with the backups who wont have as much production. Murray doesnt play well in Jax. People give him credit for the wins, Malcom Mitchell won that game for us. He caught a 10 yard pass and beat 3 people and took it to the house. That wasnt Murray. I dunno. I’m preparing myself for typical Richt and Bobo play calling. If thats the case, we’ll lose.

Fat Pie

November 1st, 2013
8:33 am

Positive: Played Clemson close at home.
Negative: FSU demolished Clemson at home.

Positive: Beat South Carolina.
Negative: So did Tennessee.

Positive: Beat LSU.
Negative: So did Mississippi.

Positive: Could defeat Florida.
Negative: At this point in the season, who couldn’t?

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 1st, 2013
8:34 am

Who will the Reptiles go after next?

KIRBY SMART

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 1st, 2013
8:37 am

Dawgs in the rain: 16 -10.

BOTH HC’s will be back in 2014…… after that no guarantees.

BankerDawg

November 1st, 2013
8:37 am

Mobile – thats what worries me. Florida has everything we have to offer an more. If this was a coaching draft, they get first pick because we’re still “I hope” land with Richt. They missed with Muschamp. I dont see them getting another coordinator, they’ll go after a proven HC. Petrino?

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 1st, 2013
8:38 am

Mobile

Just to let you know NCDawg has plenty of excuses for the Vandy loss

as for Muschamp I would actually be surprised if they let him go even with the loss

Florida lost too many key players on offense at the beginning of the year; I dont think a good coach is going to want to come to FL knowing he has only 3 years and that includes no excuses if you were even to have a bunch of injuries

They will give him next year and then he will be gone if he doesnt improve

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 1st, 2013
8:42 am

PREDICTION: Aubarn vs Bummer

*** Look for Saban to put a contract out on Nick Marshall if the game is close in the 3rd quarter – ala Quniton (hitman) Diahl. Marshall better watch his back – even after the whistle.

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 1st, 2013
8:45 am

Obviously the Reptiles defense #1 objective is to stop the Dawg’s run game and Todd Gurley.. Gurley will be O.K. straight ahead but can he cut on that ankle?

UGA Insider

November 1st, 2013
8:54 am

Muschamp is safe folks. He went 11-2 and went to a BCS bowl last year. Better than CMR did. There is only 1 coach who’s seat is hot in this game. If UGA loses look for Kirby Smart rumors to be everywhere.

cbeyer

November 1st, 2013
9:01 am

Here is why Florida will win. First they have a terrific defense. Enough to hold GA’s offense from scoring 40 points. At the same time GA’s defense is pitiful with Grantham being the most overrated defensive coach in the country. His defense has made mediocre or less teams look good. Florida will score 24 pts…and the defense will hold GA to 18. Florida wins.

Elmer Fudd

November 1st, 2013
9:04 am

Who knows if Muschamp is safe. With games against SC, Vandy and FSU left after this weekend, 6-6 or 5-7 are real possibilities. Remember that he went 7-6 his first year. UF’s AD has a quick hook if he thinks the program is headed in the wrong direction. If UF crowns a 5-7 season by getting drilled at home by FSU, Muschamp won’t get a fourth year.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 1st, 2013
9:07 am

Well I guess we learned that Granthams defense is too complicated

I see that some former Bulldogs have come out and said it

You would think that after 3 years of not stopping any good team you would take a look at how you are running things

I guess we know that of course its “lack of execution” as being the reason the defense cant stop anyone

dawgfan

November 1st, 2013
9:12 am

“UF’s AD has a quick hook If he thinks the program is headed in the wrong direction.”

That must be nice. Our AD talked a big game when he came here about that but only follows through with it on the sports that don’t make millions of dollars.

Elmer Fudd

November 1st, 2013
9:19 am

No doubt, dawgfan! McGarrity is a Foley disciple, so it may change for us too. We’ll see. When it comes to coaching decisions, Foley is well known for saying something along the lines of “what should be done eventually, must be done immediately.” (a paraphrase, but you get the idea)

dawgfan

November 1st, 2013
9:24 am

I think there is an intangible element that people are forgetting here. Florida is probably tired of losing to us. They’re talking about Muschamp’s job on the line. I think they come out more motivated and with a greater sense of urgency than we do. They’ve probably worked harder the past two weeks than we have. If it rains it will be a knock down drag out physical contest won in the trenches. Whoever wants it the most wins. I bet Richt never makes our guys practice in the rain. Somebody might get hurt or we won’t be able to work on all our fancy schemes because the ball is wet. Something like that.

This would not surprise me in the slightest.

Mobile Dawg

November 1st, 2013
9:32 am

I think the time spent under Saban has definite benefits for a student of the game aspiring to become a HC. Wherever Smart goes he will have to have his own personality, there’s not another Saban. A successful Smart will road map Saban’s “Process” but be his own person. Saban is in total control, my way or the highway, a new coach will have to earn the players respect. When Saban went to Bama he demanded it, if he didn’t get it you were gone. That’s a difficult way to coach todays kids, not many can get away with it.

BankerDawg

November 1st, 2013
9:34 am

I think it comes down to preparation. Why on earth would you give the team 2 days off after to back to back losses and all the injuries. Plus, there still talking about backing in to the SECCG again. If they truly believe that, wouldnt you be putting forth even more effort? Nothing adds up with this staff. Again, it’s either indifference or incompetence.

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 1st, 2013
9:36 am

It’s G U R L E Y time ! ! ! !
****Also expect Ray Drew, Floyd & Co. to have their best game pressuring the QB.

BankerDawg

November 1st, 2013
9:39 am

Mobile – your right. Saban has set the bar and everyone is trying to meet that standard. I beleive he would be a “right” fit because everything that we are lacking (as a program) are his strengths – elevate recruiting, hiring of staff and setting expecations to be the best, Bama runs the 3-4 like we do (DC), etc etc. It’s the “process” he would bring and the expecations. He’s used to winning championships. Not the SECW, SECC and NC’s. Losing to Vandy wouldnt be an option.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 1st, 2013
9:40 am

dawgfan

so you are saying Florida’s AD wouldnt be giving contract extensions to make sure we keep recruits from going elsewhere?

Mobile Dawg

November 1st, 2013
9:41 am

I say it’s both, indifference and incompetence. Richt is at peace with himself, with his loyalty to his staff. I don’t think he’s got UGA’s success on the field as his top priority; in his position, at his level, he has to be able to separate his religion and business with so many of us as his employers.

He can have his faith in God as his top priority as we all should, but he needs to separate it from football, faith shouldn’t be making his business decisions.

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 1st, 2013
9:42 am

You don’t beat your team up in practice – that’s what the spring is for.

*** It’s mid season – time for fine tuning and correcting mistakes.

Bulldawg35

November 1st, 2013
9:42 am

I think Florida will win because I believe they will run the ball better…I think kelvin Taylor will rush for 165 yards….most of the yards will come around ends. I think fla will get pressure with only their front four without blitzing. Sad but true….fla 35 UGA 14.

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 1st, 2013
9:45 am

Mobile Dawg —– “Faith shouldn’t be making his business decisions”.

*** DUMB COMMENT OF THE WEEK NOMINEE****

congrats as you are under consideration for the dumb comment of the week award.

Mobile Dawg

November 1st, 2013
9:45 am

Banker, I’ve posted back at you concerning Petrino twice but the blog keeps eating my post.

Bulldawg35

November 1st, 2013
9:46 am

If we do lose 35-14…Richt should just pack his bags and leave on a separate bus.

Mobile Dawg

November 1st, 2013
9:47 am

I guess I am dumb, I don’t understand what’s so dumb about that comment. Guess that’s why you’ve got Duh in you blog moniker. You kool aiders sure like to hurl the insults. Just when I was thinking we were finally around to having some intelligent conversations.

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 1st, 2013
9:48 am

BS35 (aka Milk Dud)…. bet you were cute last night “Trick or Treating” in your Milk Dud costume..

send us a pic.

Florida 35 points? GET REAL !!!

** More like Dawgs 16 – 10 over the Reptiles – in the RAIN.

Mobile Dawg

November 1st, 2013
9:49 am

That’s three posts eaten Banker.

BankerDawg

November 1st, 2013
9:49 am

“It’s mid season – time for fine tuning and correcting mistakes” – yea, that’s my point. You dont fine tuen and fix the kind of mistakes were making by taking two days off. The only conclusion that I can draw is that moral is probably really low at this point, and it should be. It’s immoral what he has done this year. He let these kids beleive that they were going to compete for a NC this year, then an SECC, etc. None of that is true. Well, wih our offensive starters we probably could have made it to Atlanta again, but it would have been a beatdown of epic proportions and an embarassment again. Richt still would have had his championshiop though, the SEC East.

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 1st, 2013
9:50 am

“Intelligent conversation” – when are going to start?

BankerDawg

November 1st, 2013
9:51 am

The blog was dooing that to me the other day, it’s really inconsistent. Bobo must be running it these days.

Mobile Dawg

November 1st, 2013
9:53 am

Banker, the only conclusion I can draw is that Richt is stubborn. He has one way to do things and that’s his way. He doesn’t deviate based on results, he’s going to reward the kids with time off for both good performance, and bad. Imagine if you raised a child that way.

Mobile Dawg

November 1st, 2013
9:53 am

Belly laugh.

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 1st, 2013
9:54 am

Dawgs have had a few injuries that impacted their chances of winning the NC…. where have you been?
Guess you are blaming the coaches for not coaching the players to get injuries? If you have advice on how to avoid injuries – send in your resume – am sure with a brilliant mind like yours they will hire you on the spot.

BankerDawg

November 1st, 2013
9:56 am

No doubt he is stubborn, but I dont believe him to be stupid. Thats why I think it doesnt matter that much (indifferent) or he has absolutely turned the program over to Bobo and Grantham (incompetence).

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 1st, 2013
9:57 am

What are the coaches supposed to do – tell the guys before the season begins that they don’t have a chance of winning the NC or the SEC ? Then they should hire BS35 (aka Milk Dud) ’cause he / she is great at poor mouthing and whining.

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 1st, 2013
9:57 am

What are the coaches supposed to do – tell the guys before the season begins that they don’t have a chance of winning the NC or the SEC ? Then they should hire BS35 (aka Milk Dud) ’cause he / she is great at poor mouthing and whining.

BankerDawg

November 1st, 2013
9:58 am

Flo-Ri-Duh – come on man. Seriously? Your going to claim that injuries are the reason why we arent playing for the NC. Have you watched any UGA games this year other than LSU and SC? Our ST and defense are some of the worst in the nation and our league. That’s just complete ignornaceif you believe it because Richt said so.

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 1st, 2013
9:59 am

I see ONE chance of UGA having a new HC in 2014….. Richt moves on to a better job – say at Texas.

Mobile Dawg

November 1st, 2013
10:01 am

Duh, there’s more than one dimension to football. Offense (which is obviously what your referring to with the injury situation) isn’t the only dimension that can win tight football games. A complete team during a championship run may have to rely on the defense to make plays at times, or maybe the special teams make a big play, not give them away. The OL is a stalwart on all championship teams I can remember. Injuries are a part of football and we’ve had our share. A good OC can design a game plan to take advantages of the personnel they have, as well as exploit the defense they will be facing. He will have several game adjustments to what he should anticipate a defense will do. Come on, give me a break.

And there are other dimensions that take place off the field, like conditioning, discipline, coaching fundamentals. Richt has failed at most if not all of these over the years.

BankerDawg

November 1st, 2013
10:03 am

I think Texas grabs Art Briles (Baylor) or Gary Patterson. I think Steve Sarkisian is on USC’s top list.

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 1st, 2013
10:06 am

Have I EVER said the defense was NC calibre this year ? That’s not what I am saying. The offense was NC calibre – before the injuries. Without the injuries I see UGA whipping the Vowels and Vandy easily and Mizz-who? by 14. That means they would have one loss at season’s end going in to the SEC champ game with a chance to play for the NC. Injuries cost them two games and injuries and suspensions may have cost them a chance against Clemson.

Am I making excuses? If REALITY is an excuse – then so be it.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 1st, 2013
10:06 am

There has been plenty of intelligent conversations on here

You do have some posts that go off course such as……..

We are winning the National Title in the next 4 years
It was the refs fault
Beating SC was a tremendous victory
Wait til Next year

dawgfan

November 1st, 2013
10:09 am

The similarities between Richt’s playing career and his coaching career are eery. When he was a player it was “Oh gee golly I’m stuck behind Jim Kelly. What bad luck. He’s just so good.” Now in his coaching career it’s “Oh gee golly Alabama, LSU, Florida, etc. are just too good. We need a little luck to get over that hump.” Blah, blah, blah.

Know what I mean? Always the bridesmaid and never the bride. He just doesn’t have that chutzpah that makes people great. He just doesn’t. And we’re the ones that have to suffer because of it.

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 1st, 2013
10:11 am

Not bragging but I actually played the game from 6th grade through 2 years of college – got injured.

You don’t have to tell me about the dimensions of football. Most of all I am upset about the special teams which, it could be argued, cost UGA all three losses. You can practice long snapping and catching punts forever but at some time the players have to actually perform. I put this on the players as much as the coaches. The coach can’t go out there and hike the ball and catch the ball for them.
The players know how to do it – just aren’t coming through under pressure.

dawgfan

November 1st, 2013
10:11 am

Floriduh, your wild speculation on what would have happened in some alternate universe where none of our players get hurt is not reality.

You are well beyond clueless. Sorry pal.

Mobile Dawg

November 1st, 2013
10:20 am

Come on duh, when one cylinders not firing another the other ones have to pick up the slack and run the engine. Our engine was and has been based on one cylinder for years. You should understand that if you played the game.

Mobile Dawg

November 1st, 2013
10:22 am

I think Grantham has the tools just not the versatility to use them, same with Bobo. That’s coaching man, and Richt puts up with it. I’m beginning to think McGarity doesn’t have the stones to deal with our problems.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 1st, 2013
10:37 am

Flo-rid-du

you played that much football and you have all these excuses for why the program is on the right track?

I find that surprising

someone playing that much wouldnt have all those excuses for what has been glaring issues that continue to not be addressed here

Elmer Fudd

November 1st, 2013
10:42 am

Why is the argument that coaches don’t catch passes, throw blocks or make tackles only made when a team is losing? When a team is winning, coaches aren’t given less credit because they don’t catch passes, throw blocks or make tackles. I’ve never seen Nick Saban sack a quarterback or intercept a pass in an Alabama game, but that doesn’t seem to make him less responsible for the team’s success. Why should it make a coach less responsible for his team’s failures?

Dawg4life

November 2nd, 2013
9:40 pm

Silly Bloggers……….. you are correct sir, i stand with you. I too drank the kool aid, but we will NEVER be a championship team under this staff. So again i say to all who are on the fence…..Next year, is our year…………….2002-2013……Nut 2014……will be our year…….

Go and Get Kirby Smart and let him lay the law of these boys and teach them how to be champions….

912 dawg

November 2nd, 2013
9:42 pm

Hey, lets get shirts and banners made that say Next Year is our year…..because that’s what we are always fooled into believing right…..

Dawgtime band

November 2nd, 2013
9:43 pm

Next year is our year! 2002-2013

dAWG need a coach

November 2nd, 2013
9:44 pm

Greg Seritt

November 4th, 2013
3:15 pm

i have 2 questions why would you get a good lead and sit on it knowing good and well thy are not going to quit playing you need to keep scoring score all oyu can get because if it was the other way around they would do the same
second question why arent you running number 48 Quayvon Hicks more hes a beast