Third straight win over Gators sweet for Dogs, no matter how close

Todd Gurley scores on a big first-quarter play for the Dogs. (Curtis Compton / AJC)

Todd Gurley scores on a big first-quarter play for the Dogs. (Curtis Compton / AJC)

The Dogs’ hard-fought, fractious 23-20 win Saturday over Florida in Jacksonville left UGA fans about as gassed as Todd Gurley, but that didn’t make Georgia’s third consecutive victory in the fabled series any less sweet.

Yes, the Bulldogs took their eyes off the prize for about a quarter and a half in the second half, just as surely as Artie Lynch took his eyes off the ball on that dropped screen pass that turned into a fumbled lateral and gave the Gators the big break they needed to get them back into the game.

And with the Gator players constantly trying to provoke Georgia players into dead-ball infractions, there’s no doubt that the Bulldogs lost composure for most of the dismal third quarter.

But in the end it was another big game that ended with Aaron Murray and the Bulldogs offense killing more than 8 minutes of clock with a scrappy fourth-quarter drive that preserved a win.

I don’t know if they still give game balls to heroes of a hallowed Bulldog victory, but if they do I’d say senior split end Rhett McGowan definitely deserves one for that clutch catch on a third-and-7 play on Georgia’s final clock-killing drive when he broke a tackle and fought hard to get the much-needed first down. McGowan caught another ball for a first down earlier on that drive and also had a big reception late in the first half to set up the Marshall Morgan field goal that wound up being the Georgia’s last points for the day and the margin of victory.

Another game ball ought to go to Corey Moore for the big sack he got on Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy on a third-and-12 safety blitz (the Dogs’ fourth sack of the day), forcing a Gators punt on a drive where they had looked ready to take control of the game.

And don’t forget tailback Gurley, returning to play after a month off with an injured ankle. A 73-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter left the great Georgia running back wiped out physically, but he gamely returned to the fray in the second half, and though he was obviously running on fumes, he still managed to gut out a third-down conversion by the tip of the football on that final Georgia drive thanks to his second effort. Gurley wound up the day with 100 yards on 17 carries and three receptions for another 87 yards that make him the Dogs’ leading receiver of the day in yardage.

Will Muschamp still hasn't been on the winning side in Jacksonville. (Curtis Compton / AJC)

Will Muschamp still hasn't been on the winning side in Jacksonville. (Curtis Compton / AJC)

So, despite a strong start by Georgia in the first half, the game ended up being a lot closer than it needed to be. But having predicted the Dogs would win by less than a touchdown, I can’t say I was particularly surprised (though perhaps a bit disappointed in the way the Gators managed to flip the momentum). That’s just the nature of Georgia-Florida games.

Bottom line: Will Muschamp is still 0-fer in this series. And Murray joins John Rauch and Buck Belue in the pantheon of Georgia quarterbacks with at least three wins over that hated Gators.

Really, Bulldog Nation, isn’t that reason enough to cheer these Dawgs?

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SC Dog fan

November 3rd, 2013
8:33 am

Elemenno: “I’d rather win a game like yesterday than to endure another loss like Vandy.”

Absolutely, but we had that same Vandy script in play again. Glad the opponent fell short this time, but I don’t feel too giddy about the pattern that keeps playing out.

kerryb

November 3rd, 2013
8:40 am

I have always been a supporter of CMR but the thing that always bothers me about his teams are the lack of mental toughness and focus. How many times have we seen his teams get out to a big lead only to have them make a comedy of errors to let a team back into the game that was looking like there was no way they could on their own. Do we ever see Nick Saban’s teams do that? No, they get out to a big lead and keep standing on the teams throat until they submit.

dawgfan

November 3rd, 2013
8:42 am

kerryb, Saban has an unfair advantage because he will be on 60 minutes tonight. The NCAA is investigating.

kerryb

November 3rd, 2013
8:45 am

dawgfan
November 3rd, 2013
8:42 am

kerryb, Saban has an unfair advantage because he will be on 60 minutes tonight. The NCAA is investigating.

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I’m not an admirer of his at all but you have to notice how his teams NEVER give up a big lead like ours frequently seem to.

1969 Graduate

November 3rd, 2013
8:47 am

I’m glad we won.

We managed to squeak by a bad Florida team, making them look better than they are. Our players weren’t the problem – as college players, or football players at any level they aren’t perfect. Once again, our inept, predictable, incompetent coaches tried hard to give the game away. I give credit where it is due, but we were very lucky to win.

Something is bad wrong when we look so good for most of the first half, and can’t score a point in the second. My dead grandmother can call plays better than CMB did in the second half.

Can you imagine us playing this team from FSU? Wouldn’t that be a game for the ages?

Right off the top of your head, Kool Aid drinkers, think of how many teams we should and would be terrified of playing. As the season goes along our victories over USC and LSU aren’t looking all that great either.

Fact is our coaches are not producing the kind of football that we must have if we’re going to be competitive in the nation. Fact is we’re not even competitive in a fairly weak SEC East. Fact is we backed into a win against a lousy Florida team, but I’m still glad we won.

Go, Dogs!

kerryb

November 3rd, 2013
8:48 am

I hated to have this game so close when it didn’t need to be but it is funny that the call that decided the game was Muschamp going for it on 4th down and not getting it before the half.

BobbyDawg

November 3rd, 2013
8:57 am

I always love to go to as many Dawg games as possible, but I’m not really looking forward to going over to Auburn this year. They’re playing great and it could get nasty.

kerryb

November 3rd, 2013
8:59 am

1969, I think Bobo called a great game in the 1st half being aggressive then went conservative with a big lead and a team that looked like they could only move the ball to about our 30 yard line then stall. What you don’t count on is a 5th year TE having a brain fart not looking the ball in trying to run too early then whining about dropping it with the ball next to his feet and not falling on it. You should fall on a ball that you drop behind the line no matter what. A 5th year player should know that. I saw a young TN player do the same thing last night and he immediately jumped on the ball just in case. All it takes sometimes is to give a team a little bit of hope and they gain some “mo” that they never would have had. The same thing happened at Vandy. They were not doing much of anything until Swann dropped that punt then the “mo” was on. Coaches can formulate the plan, call the plays but the PLAYERS have to execute. All the plans and plays won’t amount to much if the players have brain farts and do not execute. I also wish they would not put Reggie Davis back there to field punts because he is a punt muff waiting to happen at the wrong time.

Mobile Dawg

November 3rd, 2013
9:06 am

I can be as fair as I can critical. Bobo has demonstrated he can be a very effective OC, why he goes into a brain freeze I don’t understand. I don’t have the stats but UF controlled the clock most of the second half with long drives. When we did have the ball the dropped lateral and a dropped Michael Bennett pass cost us a possession and a first down. UF also made a good defensive play dropping Murray for a safety. Bobo didn’t have that many opportunities the second half.

My beef with the whole staff is they can’t seem to prepare the players to play consistently among other things. Why didn’t they get up for Vandy like they did against UF? We came out hungry.

Mark

November 3rd, 2013
9:14 am

Brendan Douglas made a great true grit run. He has tremendous upside. I would rest Gurley next week and use him sparingly. McGowan is a clutch player but drops the easy ones. We can beat Auburn.. Love to play Notre Dame in a bowl game.

I-DOG

November 3rd, 2013
9:15 am

Congrats to the Dawgs on the win. Always good to beat Florida and having a three game streak going is almost a little eerie. Georgia’s first drive was as crisp as one could ask for. They drove down the field for 8 to 10 yard gains without Florida forcing them to even a 3rd down.

Gurley is a violent runner and the whole offense just performs better when he is available and in the game.

kerryb

November 3rd, 2013
9:17 am

Mobile Dawg, they played a good game against Vandy and had a 2 possession lead at the end of the 3rd qt until Swann dropped that punt. That changed the whole game by giving Vandy some hope when they had none. The coaches only have a certain control ever a game but the players have to execute and we’ve seen what happens the last 2 games when they don’t. One bright spot is that the defense looks like it’s staring to get it. UF did not drive the length of the field and score a TD all game. UF got the ball around the 15 on the dropped lateral and around mid field after the safety. The same with Vandy, one score was on a fake field goal, and a dropped punt on our side of the field.

kerryb

November 3rd, 2013
9:20 am

Mark
November 3rd, 2013
9:14 am

Brendan Douglas made a great true grit run. He has tremendous upside. I would rest Gurley next week and use him sparingly. McGowan is a clutch player but drops the easy ones. We can beat Auburn.. Love to play Notre Dame in a bowl game.

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Agreed, Auburn likes to run a lot with the spread and we’ve seen a lot of spread this season. One thing the defense is really getting good at is stopping the run. I would like to see us play Ok or Tx in the Cotton Bowl.

Mobile Dawg

November 3rd, 2013
9:22 am

I didn’t get to see the Vandy game, but I don’t see any excuse to losing to them. We almost found a way to lose yesterday. Just don’t think this group will ever lead us to the promised land. I would like to see CMR retire and give someone else a chance. CMR was the one on the sideline that pointed out the illegal formation to the official. Give him credit for that.

Fat Pie

November 3rd, 2013
9:23 am

Congratulations to the mule that took the turnip!

I-DOG

November 3rd, 2013
9:25 am

Having piled up 3 losses this season and with another signature loss to Vanderbilt (a team that might have one lonely SEC win this season), the debate has been interesting between the “keep Richt, remember how it was under Donnan, Goff, and the last days of Dooley camp” vs. the “we won’t win a championship with Richt and we need an all new staff crowd”

Mark

November 3rd, 2013
9:26 am

@1969
We did not back into a win…

kerryb

November 3rd, 2013
9:29 am

Mobile Dawg
November 3rd, 2013
9:22 am

I didn’t get to see the Vandy game, but I don’t see any excuse to losing to them. We almost found a way to lose yesterday. Just don’t think this group will ever lead us to the promised land. I would like to see CMR retire and give someone else a chance. CMR was the one on the sideline that pointed out the illegal formation to the official. Give him credit for that.
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I think you’re wrong. I bet FSU fans were saying that about Bobby Bowden when it took him 16 years to win one. I bet Penn State fans were saying that about Joe Paterno when it took him 17 years. I think things are headed in the right direction and it would be crazy to change things. You can’t predict the kind of injury problem UGA had this season. The same thing derailed the 2008 season when we were ranked #1 to start the season. I like how next season looks. Ever WR and RB is back next year and we only lose 2 on the line. The young defense is starting to look a lot better and every one of them come back next year except one. We will also add back Reggie Wilkerson, Paris Bostick, and Shaw Flucker in the secondary who could have really help this year. This has been a disappointing injury riddled season but I think things are looking up for the program.

Mark

November 3rd, 2013
9:32 am

kerryb,
I just want to play the Irish because I despise them so much. And yes, I think we would beat them.

class of 71 & 73, UGA

November 3rd, 2013
9:32 am

UGA will lose badly to AU. If we cannot move the ball on Tech, we Gould lose to them. Talent at GT? No, UGA will know that only a Music City or the Independence Bowl will be on the table.

This edition of Georgia football is simply too badly injured on O and too inexperienced on D, to do any better than 8-4 or 7-5.

CTG and two D coaches need to be fired. D Line Coach Wilson appears to be SEC solid. CMR will need to be called in to a Come to J meeting with AD MCGarity, 9-3 or whatever. UGA can do much, much better. Getting quality subordinate coaches to want to work for CMR is THE BIG ISSUE, however. They know that his persona is slow and easy and polite, always.

Go Dogs!!!

kerryb

November 3rd, 2013
9:41 am

class of 71 & 73, UGA
November 3rd, 2013
9:32 am

UGA will lose badly to AU. If we cannot move the ball on Tech, we Gould lose to them. Talent at GT? No, UGA will know that only a Music City or the Independence Bowl will be on the table.

This edition of Georgia football is simply too badly injured on O and too inexperienced on D, to do any better than 8-4 or 7-5.

CTG and two D coaches need to be fired. D Line Coach Wilson appears to be SEC solid. CMR will need to be called in to a Come to J meeting with AD MCGarity, 9-3 or whatever. UGA can do much, much better. Getting quality subordinate coaches to want to work for CMR is THE BIG ISSUE, however. They know that his persona is slow and easy and polite, always.

Go Dogs!!!

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If they play like they did in the first half yesterday we should beat AU. They also won’t lose to Tech because the players we have replacing injured players are better than what they have a Tech. I like our LB coach but I’m not impressed with Lakatos. There’s no excuse for our DB’s to be as clueless as they were the first 5 games of the season. They are playing a lot better mainly because of Wiggens. The guy is a baller and think, he was thinking of de-committing because of all the DB’s we recruited last year. I think losing Wilkerson and Bostick in July really hurt us. Wilkerson enrolled early and looked really good in the spring game. He would have probably been the starting corner to start the season.

I-DOG

November 3rd, 2013
9:52 am

On the negative side of the ledger:

It is true that Richt has been here 13 seasons and while there have been a lot of wins and two SEC championships… he has failed to deliver a national title when all of our peer programs have won one. LSU, FLorida, Bama, Auburn have all won it. Before that USC, TN, Michigan, Ohio State, and others have all won it relatively recently and these are the programs that I consider Peers.

Adding to the negative ledger is the fact that UGA hasn’t won the conference in a while (despite squeaking in to the SECCG twice). In between those seasons, there have been some train wrecks. The Colorado loss, This year’s Vandy loss, Central Florida, MS State, last year’s South Carolina debacle etc…

No matter how many injuries UGA had this year, there is no excuse for losing to Vandy.

The special teams meltdowns have been maddening this season. Seems like the last five years, we have had some major issues with that important part of the game. The kind that championship teams simply don’t have.

The defense was terrible under Martinez his last couple of years and Grantham’s isn’t getting it done either. Pretty much every team we have played this year has put up better numbers than they have against the average opponent they play. We couldn’t get off the field on 3rd down two years ago and we can’t do it this year either. Last year, we had an NFL defense and we looked poor to midland much of the year. When will we have more talent on D than we did last year?

If we couldn’t win a championship last year with a rare combination of historically weak schedule and talented and deep roster… can we really expect to win one any time soon with this staff? If not with AJ Green, Knowshon, and Stafford then with who?

All fair points, but there is another side of the argument as well.

Datruf

November 3rd, 2013
10:02 am

NC Dawg – you think nobody here could do as good a job as bobo? Thats about the dumbest thing I’ve ever read on here. There needs to be two groups of comments- one for the completely ignorant, everything is fine, people like yourself, and one for us with brains who realize what a complete moron we have calling plays.

I’ll wager ANYBODY could do better than Bobo. He is the reason our games are close. He’s doing one thing that is working and then like clockwork starts running the ball up the middle every play. Its people that make these “its not all bad—we should be happy with a win and we’ll do better next year” comments who are the primary reason why everyone else in the sec except uga is winning national championships.
People that makes these comments like how dare you second guess the coach…they are the problem. Buck Belue insults my intelligence everyday with that crap. I guess to you two you’re not a fan if you criticize the coaches—nonsense. You’re not a true fan if you just accept this mediocrity they are constantly putting out there.
The proof that I’m right is in the marketplace. Football coaching is one of the purest markets that exists. If you are good at what you do you will move up. People want to win more than they want to hold onto any personal prejudices. Therefore, there are no glass ceilings– it is pure and there is integrity in the decisions on who moves up… Or at least there is 99% of the time. The lane kiffin ascent is the exception and that’s why people didn’t like him even before they realized he was a jerk. But if you are good you will not stay in your role. Mike Bobo has been promoted to a level of incompetence; textbook. What I’m saying is the truth as evidenced by the fact that in all these years nobody has come calling for Mike Bobo. People with football knowledge know he is worse than the random person making posts on an AJC blog.

kerryb

November 3rd, 2013
10:05 am

Vandy was just the perfect storm. We would NOT have lost that game if Swann catches that punt. The defense, we have played pretty good up front but you are going to struggle with Freshman in the secondary. You just have to accept that but how good will they be next season after taking their lumps this year? I think the defense will be one of the best in the SEC next season. Especially when you add Kimbrough, Carter, O’Neal, and Deloach on a regular basis at LB. Also, When Floyd adds about 20 lbs of muscle in the off season he will be almost unstoppable. We are taking some lumps this season but the future is still bright.

kerryb

November 3rd, 2013
10:06 am

Datruf
November 3rd, 2013
10:02 am

NC Dawg – you think nobody here could do as good a job as bobo? Thats about the dumbest thing I’ve ever read on here. There needs to be two groups of comments- one for the completely ignorant, everything is fine, people like yourself, and one for us with brains who realize what a complete moron we have calling plays.

I’ll wager ANYBODY could do better than Bobo. He is the reason our games are close. He’s doing one thing that is working and then like clockwork starts running the ball up the middle every play. Its people that make these “its not all bad—we should be happy with a win and we’ll do better next year” comments who are the primary reason why everyone else in the sec except uga is winning national championships.
People that makes these comments like how dare you second guess the coach…they are the problem. Buck Belue insults my intelligence everyday with that crap. I guess to you two you’re not a fan if you criticize the coaches—nonsense. You’re not a true fan if you just accept this mediocrity they are constantly putting out there.
The proof that I’m right is in the marketplace. Football coaching is one of the purest markets that exists. If you are good at what you do you will move up. People want to win more than they want to hold onto any personal prejudices. Therefore, there are no glass ceilings– it is pure and there is integrity in the decisions on who moves up… Or at least there is 99% of the time. The lane kiffin ascent is the exception and that’s why people didn’t like him even before they realized he was a jerk. But if you are good you will not stay in your role. Mike Bobo has been promoted to a level of incompetence; textbook. What I’m saying is the truth as evidenced by the fact that in all these years nobody has come calling for Mike Bobo. People with football knowledge know he is worse than the random person making posts on an AJC blog.

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Before the injuries at WR his offense was putting up over 500 yards a game and scoring over 30 points a game. I think most teams would take that.

onelodedawg

November 3rd, 2013
10:07 am

A win, not pretty, but a win. I hope the SEC does its work quickly and gets all the punishments and/or suspensions over for Gurley and the bunch in the App. State game.

kerryb

November 3rd, 2013
10:10 am

Before the injuries at WR his offense was putting up over 500 yards a game and scoring over 30 points a game. I think most teams would take that.

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And the injuries to Gurley and Marshall. When you lose the best RB in the country for 3 games and your 2 best WR’s you are going to struggle to find offense. I don’t care who you are. You think any team in the top 5 would not struggle to find offense if that happened to them?

kerryb

November 3rd, 2013
10:12 am

onelodedawg
November 3rd, 2013
10:07 am

A win, not pretty, but a win. I hope the SEC does its work quickly and gets all the punishments and/or suspensions over for Gurley and the bunch in the App. State game.

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I would be surprised if they punished any player on either team. If the ref did not kick them out of the game then they are okay. There was not anything real serious that went on. Just a bunch of jawing and some face mask slapping.

I-DOG

November 3rd, 2013
10:16 am

On the positive side of the ledger:

True, no natty yet. However, can you come any closer then UGA did last year at the 6 yard line of Bama going for the win? If Georgia has 20 more seconds, does anyone think UGA wouldn’t have won that game and gone on to beat Notre Dame to finally win the MNC?

Georgia has won a lot of games under Richt. Certainly an improvement from the last days of Dooley, Goff, and Donnan. We have come to expect that UGA will win games against most opponents and even against top 10 opponents. We expect to play well and be in every game. Under Goff and Donnan, we were just hoping to be “in the game” against the top flight competition. There were times before Richt that you just knew we were going to get killed. Richt has changed the program where that is not true anymore. We go into every game believing we will win or at least compete.

I believe Richt got us to the SECCG 5 times during his 13 year tenure winning two. That is impressive. We have been consistent in recruiting, you can pretty much count on a top 10 recruiting class every year and this has translated into consistently good results on the field. Yes, there were one or two seasons where the wheels came off and no it hasn’t resulted in a national championship, but Richt has done more with this program than any other coach in 13 previous seasons to his arriving at UGA.

Having a three game winning streak against FL is certainly impressive when you consider how Florida went 9-1 in the 90’s. Richt has also beaten every team in the conference (I believe at least twice each).

He runs a clean program. I know that we have had a lot of players arrested, but Georgia actually punishes these players. Richt kicked Crowell off the team (starting All SEC type running back) and I applaud that. Would Florida, TN, Auburn, Bama or LSU have done the same? Look at Florida giving Aaron Hernandez a one game suspension for allegedly failing many drug tests and assaulting a restaurant employee so badly that it shattered his eardrum. Does anyone doubt that if Hernandez was at Georgia he would have been kicked off the team before ever playing a down for UGA. Look at Auburn and LSU taking players that UGA kicked off the team for criminal activity and starting them at QB. One has to admit that he is a good representative of university.

Fair points for getting rid of Richt and fair points for keeping him.

onelodedawg

November 3rd, 2013
10:18 am

I do think the refs let it get away from them . It was a spirited game. there should be no future penalties for anyone.

Datruf

November 3rd, 2013
10:20 am

Nothing lies like statistics. Especially in football. Yesterday is perfect example. Look at what we did in the 1st half vs 2nd half. What coach would change their game plan after such success? None would.

We do this in spite of our coaches. When you have the talent this school gets of course we’re going to put up points. My point is that literally anyone else would do better. Literally anyone.

What OC with those stats isn’t offered a head job? If we were doing this because of Bobo he would have been gone 4 years ago.

kerryb

November 3rd, 2013
10:25 am

I-DOG, I think you can run a clean program and win and CMR will eventually prove that. He came close to that last season. The defense is so young just think how good it will be over the next 2-3 seasons. The talent is there and they are taking their lumps and getting experience this season. I hate that as good as Murray has been this season he lost the supporting cast around him to get another chance at a SEC title but it sets up nice for Mason next season. Maybe all those years of waiting will pay off for him.

kerryb

November 3rd, 2013
10:30 am

Datruf
November 3rd, 2013
10:20 am

Nothing lies like statistics. Especially in football. Yesterday is perfect example. Look at what we did in the 1st half vs 2nd half. What coach would change their game plan after such success? None would.

We do this in spite of our coaches. When you have the talent this school gets of course we’re going to put up points. My point is that literally anyone else would do better. Literally anyone.

What OC with those stats isn’t offered a head job? If we were doing this because of Bobo he would have been gone 4 years ago.

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Who do you think develops the talent and the game plan each week? I think Bobo was still being aggressive in the 3rd qt when he called that throw back screen. The screw up of that play was all on Lynch. The play was there and he could have run for 30-50 yards if he had looked the ball in before running. When UF got the “mo” Bobo had to dial back being aggressive just so we didn’t make a mistake and give them more “mo”.

Fat Pie

November 3rd, 2013
10:46 am

Comparing Mark Richt’s career to that of Bobby Bowden or Joe Paterno would be reasonable — if this was 1973 or 1983, instead of 2013.

kerryb

November 3rd, 2013
10:50 am

Fat Pie
November 3rd, 2013
10:46 am

Comparing Mark Richt’s career to that of Bobby Bowden or Joe Paterno would be reasonable — if this was 1973 or 1983, instead of 2013.

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There is really not much difference in that time and now.

Datruf

November 3rd, 2013
10:53 am

The game plan each week??? What game plan?? He runs the ball up the middle literally 4 out of 5 plays and 99 out of 100 running plays. Thats my point. He is incompetent!

You can believe he is a great OC. You are entitled to your opinion. Just understand that your opinion is shared by only 2% of the fanbase and 0% of anyone with any kind of football knowledge. You can not do the same thing every play unless you are coaching 8 year olds.
I keep coming back to the proof that I know what I’m talking about— NO AD’s have come after this guy to be a HC. No head coaches have come after him to be their OC. Nobody wants him but we’re stuck with him. AD’s worth their salt know he is a liability and in over his head. Our AD and HC keep him because neither can see this.

maconexpress

November 3rd, 2013
11:01 am

” They aren’t Dawgs and that makes them trolls and I IGNORE trolls.”

REALLY! Don’t look like you’re ignoring them to me. Do you do this in public or just online?

BoBoo

November 3rd, 2013
11:06 am

Aaron Murray did everything he could in the 2nd half to give that game away.

1- Safety–didn’;t even look to his left pre snap. 2 points
2- Punt after Murray\s safety result sin 8 more points safety–10 points
3- Poor backward pass to Lynch, should have thrown in front–led to 7–17 points

So 17 points off Murray’s mistakes.

BoBoo

November 3rd, 2013
11:09 am

Murray only had 3, 3rd down conversions in the 1st 3 quarters.

BoBoo

November 3rd, 2013
11:09 am

Murray’s offense had 5 yards in the 3rd quarter.

BoBoo

November 3rd, 2013
11:10 am

Murtray completed 16 passes, 3 more than Florida’s backupQb Tyler Murphy.

The UGA starter was 3 passes better than the UF backup.

Oldtimer

November 3rd, 2013
11:11 am

Never won a game and felt so ticked off. We let Florida pull their cheap shots and we got down in the gutter with them. An old saying, “If you wrassle with a pig, you both get dirty, and only the Pig likes it.” Florida was the pig and we did not have enough discipline to stay clean. Imagine a Nick Saban team acting like that. Possibly why we don’t win championships and they do?

kerryb

November 3rd, 2013
11:11 am

Datruf
November 3rd, 2013
10:53 am

The game plan each week??? What game plan?? He runs the ball up the middle literally 4 out of 5 plays and 99 out of 100 running plays. Thats my point. He is incompetent!

You can believe he is a great OC. You are entitled to your opinion. Just understand that your opinion is shared by only 2% of the fanbase and 0% of anyone with any kind of football knowledge. You can not do the same thing every play unless you are coaching 8 year olds.
I keep coming back to the proof that I know what I’m talking about— NO AD’s have come after this guy to be a HC. No head coaches have come after him to be their OC. Nobody wants him but we’re stuck with him. AD’s worth their salt know he is a liability and in over his head. Our AD and HC keep him because neither can see this.

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Classic moronic comment. I think it’s only 2% that make the dumb comment that all Bobo does is run up the middle. Here’s the facts dumbo.

passing att rushing att
Cemson 29 41
USC 25 36
LSU 37 36
TN 35 37
Mizzou 31 37
Vandy 28 35
UF 26 35

Looks like a lot of balance going on there and not a lot of “running up the middle”. But hey, lets not let facts get in the way of a stupid comment.

BoBoo

November 3rd, 2013
11:11 am

UGA got a lot of help
1- 2 missed field goals or Gators win
2- UF player takes off helmet on 4th down stop
3- UF player gets called for facemask on 3rd down stop

BoBoo

November 3rd, 2013
11:14 am

Offense didn’t score in the 2nd half.

Defense gave up 17 points.

can’t get much worse than that.

What a sorry effort.

BoBoo

November 3rd, 2013
11:18 am

UF made great 2nd half adjustment, brought 8 in the box to shut down Gurley, he did nothing from that point on.

They forced Murray to beat them, and it results in a 2nd half shutout for the UF defense, should have played that way the 1st half too.

UGA was lucky in this one, bet Auburn brings 8 in the box the whole game. Gurely won’t be able to run through that, he was ineffective once UF did that in the 2nd half.

kerryb

November 3rd, 2013
11:19 am

BoBoo
November 3rd, 2013
11:06 am

Aaron Murray did everything he could in the 2nd half to give that game away.

1- Safety–didn’;t even look to his left pre snap. 2 points
2- Punt after Murray\s safety result sin 8 more points safety–10 points
3- Poor backward pass to Lynch, should have thrown in front–led to 7–17 points

So 17 points off Murray’s mistakes.

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Now I thought the comment Datruf made was the dumbest but this is the award winner right here. How is it Murray’s fault that the line didn’t block a blitzer that was on him in about 1 sec? How is it Murrays fault that they returned the ball to mid field after the kick? How is it Murray’s fault that a 5th year TE didn’t look the ball into his hands before trying to run and then grabbed the side of his helmet with the ball at his feet crying that he didn’t catch the ball?

Hard to convert 3rd downs when your QB makes a pre snap read on a blitz and throws it over the middle to the rb for 80+ yards.
We only had 5 yards in the 3rd qt because we didn’t have the ball much in the 3rd qt. UF took about 6 min off the clock with the opening drive and got nothing.
Against UF there was only 26 passing plays called in the whole game as opposed to 35 rushing. Murray complete all but 6 of those passing plays.

What a moroon.

kerryb

November 3rd, 2013
11:19 am

Boboo = moronic troller

BoBoo

November 3rd, 2013
11:21 am

Auburn will key in on Bennett, Gurley and McGowan on 3rd downs.

kerryb

November 3rd, 2013
11:23 am

BoBoo
November 3rd, 2013
11:21 am

Auburn will key in on Bennett, Gurley and McGowan on 3rd downs.

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Can’t key on ALL of them. Are you really this uninformed about football?