UGA fans still seeking someone to blame for unexpected losses

Aaron Murray goes for another record Saturday. (Curtis Compton / AJC)

Aaron Murray goes for another record Saturday. (Curtis Compton / AJC)

As the Dogs prepare to take on rising Sun Belt Conference member Appalachian State Saturday in this year’s Homecoming game, you can bet on three things: 1. Georgia’s coaches have mentioned this week the 2007 upset in which the Mountaineers beat Michigan thanks at least in part to a blocked field goal. 2. If the Dogs run true to form, there’ll be at least some letdown in emotion and focus the week after a big win. 3. It unfortunately is likely to be a late-arriving crowd thanks to the 12:30 p.m. kickoff.

However, the current App State isn’t anywhere near as strong a team as in 2007, and with Georgia’s first-teamers at least starting the game and Aaron Murray set to break Danny Wuerffel’s SEC career touchdown pass record on what should be a beautiful fall day, perhaps there won’t be as many empty seats as at some of these nonconference games.

Now, let’s get to some of this week’s Junkyard Mail. Despite the big win over Florida, some of you are still fuming about the way this season has transpired. …

Paul writes: Bill, Each and every year we witness the same excuse from Bulldog Nation: Fire this coach or fire that coach, but let’s give Richt another year or two because he won an SEC Championship and he is a nice guy. At what point do you feel [Greg] McGarity should engage in the proverbial “cut the head off the snake”? It appears too much blame is passed around Richt and into the staff ranks he has interviewed and hired. Fans continuously ask for a championship, yet don’t seem to want change or accept the fact their leader isn’t as enthusiastic about obtaining that crystal trophy as he alludes to in interviews. I like Richt, but there comes a time when a regime change can be a good thing. The stagnant culture in our locker room can only be the result of poor leadership. … Should we not scrap our staff and start fresh?

Ask the folks in Knoxville how that regime change thing has worked out for them. Granted, this season isn’t turning out as brilliantly as seemed possible a few weeks ago, but let’s not forget the string of major injuries to key players and the rebuilding job necessary after losing a bunch of NFL-caliber defensive talent. Plus, there’s this year’s schedule, which Jeff Sagarin rates the toughest in the country. (By the way, he has the Dogs still ranked at No. 17.) Georgia has quality wins this year over two Top 10 teams and barely lost to another Top 10 team in the season’s opening game. The season derailed somewhat after the injuries mounted. Even if Georgia doesn’t manage to knock off another Top 10 team in Auburn, I don’t think anyone could reasonably make the case that this is the type of season that costs a head coach his job.

David Rosenberg writes: Bill, Any win over Florida is a good win, no matter the circumstance. There is no telling what this game may have meant nationally, if both teams were not the walking wounded. I am thrilled with the outcome, but disappointed in the execution. Even Coach Richt said he was “subdued” because Georgia almost blew a 20 point halftime lead. Georgia is talented. I am no longer willing to lay blame on the players because I believe they are playing the way they are being coached to play. I believe they are following the lead of the staff and that is getting them into trouble. Bobo mixed up his game plan early. Then he got conservative and predictable late. The offensive line was dominant early. Then they took a powder. The defense was aggressive early and then fell into some old habits. Football fans all over cringe when Nick Saban gets upset with his team over a 40+ point win. But Saban does what I wish we did a better job of: PAYING ATTENTION TO DETAILS! Receivers not running routes past the first down marker, CB’s giving 10 yards of cushion on 3rd and 3, punt returners catching the ball inside the 10, DE’s and LB’s not setting the edge and not containing, or having 12 men on the field after 2 timeouts and a television delay. I still see our defensive unit THINKING WAY TOO MUCH. So much confusion exists they are not able to use their athletic gifts by simply reacting to the football. Looking forward, even into 2014, with everyone healthy, we have the potential to be special. But potential cannot be realized when it is being impeded. DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS! What do you think?

Along the same lines, Matt Cafaro writes: Bill, After Saturday’s game, I’ve come to a sobering conclusion: The Bulldogs will never win a national title, mythical or otherwise, because of Mark Richt. This is unlike coaches such as Urban Meyer, Nick Saban, or even Pete Carroll. The teams that employ(ed) those coaches won titles BECAUSE of them. Why? Because all of them, even Carroll, obsess over every single, little, tiny, most infinite detail. Their teams don’t send 12 men out after timeouts. They don’t play undisciplined football. They don’t make the kind of mistakes that lose them games. Why? Because their coaches PAY ATTENTION TO EVERY SINGLE DETAIL. They certainly don’t make the same special teams mistakes, year in and year out. Mark Richt either doesn’t care to obsess over the smallest of details, or it’s just not in his nature. Either way, it’s not a recipe for winning titles. If the Bulldogs are ever going to win a title under him, it’s going to be despite Mark Richt, not because of him.

Does Mark Richt need to obsess over details more? (Associated Press)

Does Mark Richt need to obsess over details more? (Associated Press)

I think you both make some very good points, though I have to pick a couple of nits with David’s characterization of the Florida game. Mike Bobo really only called one conservative series in the game, and certainly not in the second half. As I pointed out the other day, a play-action pass out of the end zone isn’t conservative! And that final drive showed yet again what this team can do, even at less than full-strength. As for the OL, I wouldn’t say they took a powder after their early dominance; I’d say Florida’s talented defensive front adjusted. Remember, we were playing the best D in the conference. And while I agree the 12th man penalty was inexcusable, you have to give credit to Todd Grantham for an aggressive game plan. The Dogs blitzed all day long. As for those receivers, keep in mind that a good many of them would be riding the bench this season if not for injuries. And while your criticisms of Georgia’s pass defense are on the mark, it’s still a very young unit. They do tend to play tentatively at times, though they came up big when it counted. But, yes, I’d like to see much more attention to details on the sideline as well as on the field.

Andy Adams writes: Bill, I have a hard time understanding how our secondary is struggling so much on long throws downfield. I know the rush defense has generally been good, but the pass defense continues to be a sore spot. Outside of last week, Damian Swann has had an abysmal season. Considering all of the athletes that we recruit, why can’t we find an athlete and quickly train them up to play in the secondary? Although Swann is the longest tenured back, he’s been abused nearly all season.

Overall the Dogs have worked their way up to being seventh ranked in total defense in the SEC, but they still rank last in the conference in scoring defense and this is due in part to the secondary (offensive turnovers and special teams meltdowns have been big factors, too). As has been noted here before, part of the problem with the secondary is that some of the talented athletes Georgia signed who were expected to have been playing as defensive backs by now got kicked off the team. And, unfortunately, the recruiting in that area appears to have been a bit spotty. As for Swann, he has definitely struggled this season compared with last year, when he had four interceptions. What happened? Playing with a group of inexperienced defensive backs who have a tendency not to be at the right spot at the right time has probably been a factor, as has a lack of support from the safeties on some of those plays where Swann has been burned. But it’s also possible that our expectations of Swann were skewed by the fact that he was playing alongside extremely talented teammates Shawn Williams and Bacarri Rambo last season. Keep in mind also that last season he played most of the time in as the nickel back and, in fact, when he’s played nickel this season he’s seemed much more comfortable than when he’s playing corner. And even at corner his play has improved somewhat over the past couple of games. Let’s see how the rest of the season plays out.

Matt Mashburn writes: Bill, I really thought that your blog posts about Florida were some of your best ever. The game really was a roller-coaster. I thought that you captured very well the conflicting emotions of overwhelming joy at beating Florida three years straight and “gee whiz guys, if a pass is even close to being a lateral, you’ve got to jump on it like a hungry man jumps on a peach.” I think we’ve got a surprise in store for Auburn (too bad scheduling has it there instead of home). I also REALLY like your idea of playing in black jerseys every home game for Auburn. I think you had it right. That way it’s a tradition rather than a gimmick.

Thanks, Matt. I think the idea of using the black jerseys just for Auburn games in Athens or perhaps the student-generated idea of wearing them for the final home game of the season, no matter who the opponent is, both offer a way to re-embrace UGA’s other primary school color. Hope you’re right about this year’s Auburn game.

David Downs writes: Hey, What’s the deal with the horse collar penalty? I thought it required the shoulder pads be grabbed, but during the [Florida] game when called against Georgia is was obviously the jersey we grabbed. What exactly is the rule for that penalty?

You’re not the only one, David. Coach Richt said on his “Bulldog Hotline” radio show this week that he also thought the pads had to be grabbed for it to be a horse-collar tackle, but after having it called on his team for a second time this season when it was the jersey grabbed, he had concluded that it also applied to the jersey. The spirit of the rule, he said, is that if you grab a player from behind in a jerking action and yank him down, you’ll get called for it, whether it’s pads or not. A 2008 ESPN.com report from when the NCAA rule was instituted noted that it would be assessed “when a runner is yanked to the ground from the inside collar of his shoulder pads or jersey.”

Greg Seritt writes: As a very avid fan of the Georgia Bulldogs for a long time, I have two questions: I don’t understand getting a good lead and sitting on it. It’s not like the other team is going to quit and walk off the field. They are going to continue doing what they need to do to come back. So I say keep on scoring all you can and don’t quit. Second question: Why isn’t No. 48 Quayvon Hicks running the ball more? He’s a beast.

I agree completely with your view about building on a lead. I think that’s one complaint about Bobo that is valid; he tends to take his foot off the gas when Georgia gets a couple of touchdowns ahead. As for Hicks, he hasn’t had much success in recent games when he has had a chance to run the ball (though, admittedly, it’s usually been up the middle off the line). He has, however, developed nicely as a blocker; he delivered some monster blows in the Florida game. What I don’t understand is why Murray hasn’t thrown to him more, like he did with success early in the season. I’d like to see more of that.

Michael Scharff writes: Bill, My Dad (UGA ‘55), my son (UGA 2011) and I were at the game in Jacksonville this past Saturday. I am very proud of the Dawgs for pulling out our third straight win over Florida. That being said, I was very concerned and disappointed with the rash of scrums that broke out over the course of the game. We had good seats, but we were up high on the 400 level, so I couldn’t see what the Gators did to Gurley at the bottom of the pile to set off the first fight. I have never seen Gurley that angry and uncontrollable. And during the last fight, it was really upsetting for the Georgia State Patrol officers to have to go out with Coach Richt. I know they were there for his safety, and I appreciate that, but I thought it was really beyond out of hand for the officers to have to be involved in getting our players off of the field to the sidelines. And then, as if that wasn’t bad enough, both teams get called out on ESPN on the wrap-up show later that night by Rece Davis. I would really like to see the SEC commissioner call out both Jeremy Foley and Greg McGarity, and they in turn their head coaches, and tell them that they had best make sure they figure out a way that such an embarrassing display never happens again.

Todd Gurley was happy after the win, but not so much when Gators tried to gouge his eyes. (Curtis Compton / AJC)

Todd Gurley was happy after the win, but not so much when Gators tried to gouge his eyes. (Curtis Compton / AJC)

Gurley apparently was mad because of some attempted eye-gouging on the part of the Gators that has shown up in photos online this week. I thought it was interesting that Voice of the Bulldogs Scott Howard brought up the eye-gouging pictures on this week’s “Bulldog Hotline” show. I doubt he would have done that if the UGA coaching staff hadn’t come to the same conclusion that many of us have — that Gator players were trying to provoke the Bulldogs, particularly Gurley, in hopes of getting him kicked out of the game for retaliating. (Eye-gouging, you’ll recall is a Gator specialty.) It was even more appalling that Gator fans actually had the gall to complain after the game that Gurley wasn’t tossed. Still, you’re right that both teams got a lot more “chippy” (as the broadcasters like to call it) than is proper. Hopefully, the Georgia coaching staff talked with players this week about not letting cheap shots rattle their composure.

Albert Brown writes: Hello Bill, What became of Chase Vasser (senior linebacker)? Name on roster but not on depth chart? This guy started some games last year. Went down with shoulder surgery, vanished this year. Just curious.

You’re right, Albert. Vasser has only played in one game so far this season (North Texas) and has no tackles. I put the question to our UGA beat writer, Chip Towers, who notes that Vasser suffered an ankle injury in preseason camp and “has been completely out of the mix ever since. As far as I know nothing else has happened to him.” Apparently, Chip says, Vasser has just been passed on the depth chart by others on the team, including Leonard Floyd.

Chris Pugh writes: Hey Bill, I’ve heard so many stories where Mark Richt is not always given what he needs at UGA, so my question to you is, does Richt have full control when it comes to the every day football operations? And does he get what he needs to be successful at UGA?

Yes, Richt is in control, with oversight from the athletic director, Greg McCarity. Aside from an indoor practice facility, which Richt opted to skip a couple of years ago in favor of expanding the weight room at Butts-Mehre, I can’t think of anything that UGA might be lacking in facilities. Some might argue that he could use more noncoaching staffers like Alabama’s Nick Saban uses, but that’s an approach to the game that college football observers are still debating.

Dallas Dawg writes: Bill, Firstly, I really enjoy your column. I’m a Georgia grad but have spent the majority of my adulthood west of the Mississippi. God bless the Internet — I can just call up a little bit of home whenever I need it. Secondly, I love the Ray Drew quote, where he referred to himself as taking the “crock pot” approach. Leonard Floyd, on the other hand, has come on like gangbusters in a very short period of time. Hence, I think he should be referred to as Leonard “Microwave” Floyd. This way our defense could have a “Crock Pot” and a “Microwave,” and honestly, what could be more intimidating then a defense stocked with kitchen appliances! Remember Eddie “Meat Cleaver” Weaver?

Thanks. Interesting concept, Dallas. But I don’t think I want to know which Georgia defender gets to be the “George Foreman Grill.”

That’s it for this week’s mail. Meanwhile, if you’re in Athens Friday afternoon the annual Homecoming Parade is set for 6 p.m. downtown. Starting at the corner of College Avenue and Dougherty Street, the parade will proceed down Pulaski Street before turning onto Washington from Thomas Street, then return to its starting point at the corner of College Avenue and Dougherty. It’s usually a fun outing, especially for kids.

Go Dogs!

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132 comments Add your comment

Slick Richt

November 8th, 2013
10:28 am

Aaron's Mom

November 8th, 2013
10:31 am

I’m just glad that our boys don’t have to play with those mean alligators any more.

They need a time out in the corner for playing rough with our boys like that!

Granthams The Man!

November 8th, 2013
10:38 am

I’m still proud of this team. They simply lost too many starters. Get it done this week and get ready to beat the Tigers. Go Dawgs!!!

Tom ragan

November 8th, 2013
10:38 am

Enter your comments here

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 8th, 2013
10:38 am

Just another reason why the Florida game is the most important game on the schedule

Cuz

November 8th, 2013
10:40 am

Blame the injuries. We are a shell of a team.

old dog

November 8th, 2013
10:43 am

Florida’s O was not good, thus or d looked better. Our D scheme will not carry us to the promised land…..there is too much thinkin’ and not enough doin’. We couldn’t dominate with this D when we had NFL caliber players…..

La Dawg

November 8th, 2013
10:48 am

How about this scenario. Next year we make it four in a row over Florida. Muschamp gets fired. Grantham takes an NFL job (Richt would never grow a set and get rid of him). New DC at UGA for 2015 ……..Will Muschamp.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 8th, 2013
10:50 am

We need someone that knows how to teach and recruit an O-line as well

Bulldawg35

November 8th, 2013
11:15 am

I blame the Kool Aid fans! They’re responsible for accepting this mediocre coaching staff!

Bulldawg35

November 8th, 2013
11:23 am

Flat

Maybe we need to hire Ritchie incognito as OL coach. Heck at least he could motivate them.

UGA Insider

November 8th, 2013
11:24 am

I think UGA fans should be content with the season so far, I guess barring the Vandy game. UGA only had a few defensive starters coming back and we have been hurt badly by injuries. Yet we have beaten USCe, LSU, Tenn and FL. The Mizzou and Vandy losses I predicted because the team was exhausted by the early schedule and beat up. McGarity has informed CMR that we need to look into a ST’s coach if there is some coaching turnover during the off-season as well.

I think we will upset Auburn and beat UK. Tech will be a toss-up and that game worries me.

Next year we should be LOADED and in good shape to battle USCe for the SEC east again. I don’t see any early NFL defections as well which tell you how young we are.

Spanky

November 8th, 2013
11:24 am

I still don’t get why we hafta go to Auburn 2 yrs in a row…..sux!

Spanky

November 8th, 2013
11:26 am

Also, I’m excited to (hopefully) see Hutson Mason really get into the game, as well as Rumph!

Skokie Dog

November 8th, 2013
11:28 am

Bill King: I think that the fact that Coach Richt didn’t KNOW the horse collar rule is indicative of the point that a couple of your writers made. He should pay more attention to details.

Mark Richt

November 8th, 2013
11:50 am

Dad gum-it Skokie…I know a horse collar when I see it. Fiddlesticks!

Bulldawg35

November 8th, 2013
11:52 am

Insider

You didn’t predict a loss to mizzou and vandy….come on now.

Bulldawg35

November 8th, 2013
11:54 am

Spanky

Why are you excited about rumph…he has a bad teacher….plus he just can’t live up to the hype.

Bulldawg35

November 8th, 2013
12:14 pm

UGA is 2nd in sacks..I just don’t understand why this defense is so bad? I guess because they give up big 3rd down plays…yepper.

Dirty Dawg

November 8th, 2013
12:15 pm

A play here…a play there and we’re undefeated. Of course you could say that about, pretty much, every team, every season. The Vandy game – Ok so we screwed the pooch a couple of times on special teams – but those stinkin damn targeting calls meant the difference in winning and losing. And while I’m at it, and even though we won, we’d a been talking about complete dominance of Florida but for that ‘lateral’ call…a call that never should have been made. The ref that made the call was in the worst position to have made it. The line judge on the side closest to the play didn’t…the back judge was standing 20 feet from Murray (and with a better angle than the one that did make it) didn’t. The fact that replays couldn’t overturn it is irrelevant since if it had been called an incomplete pass replays wouldn’t have changed that either. Point being, the official that made the call – and opened the door for Florida’s comeback – was just guessing and guessing is no way for a football ref to approach a game. If you see it, you see it…if you guess it’s likely that you’ll be wrong, and if none of the others have the guts to change it, you’ll likely lose. Yeah, I’m a whining UGA fan, but I’ve played enough, watched enough (replayed the replays a dozen or more times) and called enough to know a mistake when I see it. And as for the ‘chippyness’, Florida was doing what Florida does – gouge, grab, pinch, poke, twist, whatever – in pile ups just to see if they can get a rise out of us – in this case Gurley – in hopes that somebody will retaliate and get penalized and if the League doesn’t do something about it, somebody’s gonna get hurt bad.

Jack Bull

November 8th, 2013
12:16 pm

I’ll say it once again, there’s Satan and Crier, then there’s everybody else. Plain and simple. Muschamp was an unknown, how’s that working for Florida. Smart would be an unknown also. Unless you know for a fact that you can get one of those two, you simply stay the course. The chances of ending up like Tenn are better than the other way around.

derekross

November 8th, 2013
12:21 pm

What is with our DB’s? They look like Slick Willie is out there coaching them. They aren’t locating the ball, they play the basket of the receiver and all the QB has to do is lob the football deep to get the DB’s to get a pass interference call. The DB’s are just watching the receiver and trying to knock the ball after the receiver catches it. Also what is up with the huge 10 yard cushion they are giving receivers? Don’t get me started on the tackling. There is no wrapping up.

Is Willie Martinez still coaching these DB’s?

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 8th, 2013
12:28 pm

I love how people use the Tenn excuse as the guiding example

Yes Tennessee is a great example of the importance of a head coach getting good coordinators under him

Tennessee went down hill when Cutcliffe left

Please stop using Tennessee as an excuse

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 8th, 2013
12:29 pm

Jack Bull

Mark Richt was unknown too

whats your point???

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 8th, 2013
12:38 pm

FSU and Tennessee

What do they have in common?

They had some great runs in the 90’s and then………………………

Oops They lost some “good coordinators” and then spiraled into mediocrity

Earth to kool-aiders….. if the head coach doesnt surround himself with good coordinators then guess what…. you end up seeing the FSU and Tennessee example

Jeff Wolford

November 8th, 2013
1:04 pm

QB With Best SEC Stats, Ever. Best RB In College Football, And . . .
Three consecutive victories against the Mighty Gators. Yet, no SEC
Championships. Why?!?!

IMO, it’s because CMR didn’t properly manage the team’s roster the
past few years, and the staff tried to make up for the short fall in
2013 by signing 33 recruits. This caused a lack of experience and
maturity at key positions this season. In 2012 UGA signed 19
recruits. In 2011 UGA signed 26 recruits. In 2010 UGA signed 19
recruits. And in 2009 UGA signed 20 recruits. Over four years, 2009-
2012, this comes to 84 signed, out of 100 possible.

CMR’s staff tried to get as many as possible of the 2013’s 33 signees
to enroll JAN 2013, and get a Spring Practice under their belt. This
kind of short-cut can backfire if injuries bite unusually deep,
thereby exposing physically and mentally inexperienced players, who
don’t know how to overcome adversity. (See Mizzou and Vandy games).
The problem is this short-cut doesn’t allow for needed “bake time” to
get players acclimated to the program, know what’s required of them,
learn their assignments, mature mentally, and gain experience at SEC
venues. All the intangibles that develop player confidence in their
collective ability to overcome adversity by understanding ain’t no
body gonna get them out of tough situations but themselves.

Hopefully CMR changes his Modus Operandi, and will now sign 25 players
each and every year, and then let attrition take its normal course.
Career ending injuries, unforeseen medical conditions, poor academics,
crazy girlfriends, early departures to the NFL, drug/bad behavior
related player dismissals, and the occasional “bust” for lack of
physical talent will get the program within the 85 scholarship limit
over a four year period.

IMO, this is the biggest reason why Georgia can’t field a consistent,
championship caliber football team since CMR arrived in 2001. It’s
because CMR is still learning how to manage the football program.

old dog

November 8th, 2013
1:11 pm

CTG will not get the D where it needs to be. We may be the Champs of the SEC next year, but if we are it will be because we outscored everybody else. We ain’t teaching the D properly (apparantly) we are not learning it properly, and are not playing it properly. It is time to take a long look (again) at D. When is the last time a team with a bad d won the SEC? I’m not saying our kids are bad, but I am saying this system is not for us. I just do not feel that CTG’s system is going to take us to the next level.

Bulldog Born & Bred

November 8th, 2013
1:14 pm

im telling you if we don’t go and get Kirby Smart soon somebody else will he’s been taught by the best coach in college football Kirby will out recruit anybody on our staff

Jack Bull

November 8th, 2013
1:24 pm

He’s not an unknown at this point. Kirby Smart will end up just like Muschamp.
Mark Richt is a dang good Head football coach. I do wish he’d play Mason a bit more, but he’s right up there close to the top of the list in head coaches.
And I’m not sure I want a coach who steps over a player on the ground who’s having a seizure simply to get to his office. Or one who you’re not sure when he wants to go spend more time with his family.
Again, there’s only one or two schools in the nation that field what some are calling, ‘consistent, championship football teams’…
UGA’s fine.

Dog4Life

November 8th, 2013
1:41 pm

Yea, the Tenn excuse is pretty lame. Miami hired Coker and first year won a NC. Baylor hired Briles and look at them now. Fla won with Meyer–Oregon has a new HC and they are winning. Stanford hired a new coach when Harbaugh left for NFL and they are doing just fine– Freeze seems to be doing just fine at Ol’Miss–Saban was new to bama and looked what he did etc…..not many of these programs suffered as did Tenn–it seems Tenn is more of the exception than the rule when hiring new coaches; now with that being said, I am not seeking to fire CMR–just tired of that lame excuse of “Look what happened to Tenn.”

RiffRaff

November 8th, 2013
1:47 pm

As far as the Florida game goes the coaches should have stepped in and calmed the over reaction the players displayed. Actually the refs should have warned both benches.

RiffRaff

November 8th, 2013
1:52 pm

The loss to Vandy was pretty bad. Sure the targeting penalties were a joke but again this team goes into a funk in the second half.

JB

November 8th, 2013
1:59 pm

Ask the folks in Knoxville? How bout asking them in Auburn. Richt will leave when HE wants to. We might all just adjust to that. He is our Frank Beamer. Had a couple of good teams. Wins and recruits just good enough to have some cred and get a top 25 pre season ranking somewhere……But just can’t deliver the Crystal. Poor Assit coach’s. Who gets hired AWAY from this staff? I know some gets jobs later…..And I assure you Martinez got fired because of McGarity. We lead the nation in hope I guess.

bald dawg

November 8th, 2013
2:10 pm

jeff hit the problem with this years team right on the money. the depleted roster last year and not having the numbers of developed players waiting their turn is a big issure with this team. mainly defence.i couldnt under stand why this had not been talked about more

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

November 8th, 2013
2:23 pm

Remember, you lose football games because of your state’s lack of class. It takes class to field a championship football team.

Not, a Woman having sex at Waffle House uses burger for sandal in Loganville, GA

Keep it classy, dawgs!

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

November 8th, 2013
2:24 pm

But Jeff, Oversigning is evil. Georgia idiots were leading the charge on this!

UGA Insider

November 8th, 2013
2:28 pm

I agree with the depleted roster argument. I have been harping on this for years but all the homers say it doesn’t matter. Last year we had about 70 scholarship kids.

old dog

November 8th, 2013
2:57 pm

De reason
wE
Fall flat
Each time we do
Nearly always
Seems to be a lack of
Everybody on D knowing what to do……

Y’all seriously think our O ain’t gonna have to put up Johnny Football numbers next year for us to take the SEC? Our D will finish AT BEST middle of the pack….giving up big plays at the wrong time and making third down a great opportunity for the opposing team. I love our kids, but the system ain’t working.

old dog

November 8th, 2013
2:59 pm

(shoulda backed the little w up one….but you gett the drift….need new D approach and system.)

McDawg

November 8th, 2013
3:02 pm

i still can’t believe we lost to Vandy

JB

November 8th, 2013
3:19 pm

I agree insider. It’s like we’ve been on probation with all the players missing. Has hurt this bad on defense.

JB

November 8th, 2013
3:20 pm

McDawg…..and darn lucky to get out of Knoxville with a win. That kid holds on to the ball in OT, we might lose that game.

ARdawg

November 8th, 2013
3:25 pm

Somebody needs firing! Fire Richt! Fire Bobo! Fire Grantham! Fire Mcgarity! Fire a few bloggers too! That’ll fix it

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 8th, 2013
3:33 pm

Just wondering what the excuses will be next year with pretty much the entire team coming back except Murray

I can tell you that Murray wont be one of those excuses this time around

I am pretty certain that one of them will be “Wait Til Next Year”

NoAxeToGrind

November 8th, 2013
3:33 pm

Blame it on injuries. Blame it on young players. Blame it on the officials. Blame it on the coordinators Bobo and Grantham. Blame it on the fans. Blame it on McGarity. Blame it on bad luck. But don’t blame it on the head coach. He shall go blameless, After all, what’s a paltry $3 million.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 8th, 2013
3:43 pm

you need to add blame it on the fans who didint come to the red out wearing red

CHDawg

November 8th, 2013
3:48 pm

We need to worry less about blame and more about correcting the problems imo. I agree with Bill that Bobo called a good game in Jax. My one complaint with his calls is that he falls into a few Mike Bobo patterns that apparently he is blind to. The premiere pattern is keeping everything in the box and telling backs to run North/South only, and throwing a lot of play action. Opposing DCs quickly figure out that loading the box defends 90% of his calls. They disguise it, but they try to force Bobo to beat 8-9 guys in the box, often blitzing. He doesn’t attack and overload other parts of the field much, so it works a lot. IMO, if he would design some plays to take advantage of that tendency, he would break out as a play caller. I think he is a great OC, which entails a lot more than play calling. Another pattern is easy to see when he gets 15-25 points ahead. I think even the players let down because they sense coach is in coast mode. One thing is sure, Richt and Bobo have likely forgotten more about offense than all of us put together.

CHDawg

November 8th, 2013
3:50 pm

us know, put together.

Skokie Dog

November 8th, 2013
3:59 pm

NoAxeToGrind: I couldn’t have said it any better myself.
I don’t think that the HC is a good value proposition, but the U.Ga. Athletic Association seems to feel that they’re getting a good deal. The cash flow would seem to support their position for now.

RiffRaff

November 8th, 2013
4:03 pm

Is it about winning championships or generating revenue? It’s a business like anything else….

RiffRaff

November 8th, 2013
4:20 pm

Well averaging 10 wins a season over the past decade is impressive. Sells alot of coffee mugs. But winning championships starts with the coach. Bear Bryant would actually blame himself if his team lost. Has Richt ever assumed any responsiblity for the team’s failure(s)? Nope.

WindyCountry

November 8th, 2013
4:29 pm

Look at Bama & UGA and you see some mighty big differences:
1- Offensive turnovers
AJ has thrown 11 interceptions in 3 seasons–@3 per year
Murray has thrown 38 interceptions in 4 seasons @ 10 per year
Turnover margin is perhaps the #1 stat in college football

2- Offensive 3rd down conversions
Alabama has been in the top 3 in the conference in 2011, 2012, and 2013
UGA was 4th in 2011, 3rd in 2012, 11th in 2013

3- Defensive 3rd down conversions
Bama has been in the top 3 in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013
UGA was 12th in 2010, 3rd in 2011, 7th in 2012, 11th in 2013

4- run offense
Bama was 1, 2 and 5 in SEC in last 3 seasons
UGA was 7, 4 and 10 last 3 seasons

5- scoring defense
Bama was #1 2010-2103
UGA was 5, 6, 6 and 14
It ain’t rocket science.

That’s the major 5 points of emphasis difference between Alabama and UGA.

old dog

November 8th, 2013
4:49 pm

WindyCountry,
And still if we had played a little d we would not have lost this year…….O injuries or not. Can’t blame Murray, Bobo, or the O this year…..our D shoulda stepped up way back and told the O “We got this” when we were decimated beyond reason with injuries (leading to the occasional conservative o-play, granted.) Our scheme, teaching, etc. is not working!!!!

Skokie Dog

November 8th, 2013
4:58 pm

WindyCountry: Prepare to be told that stats are for losers–except when they’re touting Aaron Murray’s passing statistics or the number of U.Ga. wins during Coach Richt’s tenure as head coach. (Those aren’t simply statistics, they’re facts.)

short memories

November 8th, 2013
5:00 pm

I can’t believe anyone is still defending Richt. Year after year the lack of discipline, execution, special teams, clock management, and many other areas. He really doesn’t care and just continues to load up his bank account. Georgia deserves better. I gave up my tickets 3 years ago.

dawgfan

November 8th, 2013
5:31 pm

Or Bill could ask LSU, Bama, Florida and Auburn how that whole regime change thing worked out for them, but that would look bad for Richt so we don’t want to go there. Let’s just talk about Tennessee.

There has been nothing but excuses for this man for 8 years now. It’s really unbelievable and quite pathetic.

dawgfan

November 8th, 2013
5:35 pm

And nobody is talking about just this season Bill. Those of us that that want a new coach are talkin about 8 SEASONS of poor performance in big games and no championship. It’s only about just this season to those who are more concerned about Richt than Georgia football.

DRex

November 8th, 2013
5:48 pm

Re: the guy who complained about Richt’s inability to win the MNT.

Who cares about make believe titles? Richt has already proved he can win the only title that counts on the record books, the SEC. Problem is, he hasn’t proven that in quite awhile.

It took his mentor, Bobby Bowden, 17 years to win one of the mythical titles. Dooley took 16 years, and God knows how long it took Tom Osborne. Bo Schembechler never won one, but Danny Ford and Johnny Majors did. So did Gene Chizik. Still think it’s a reliable measure of greatness?

Look at the overall record. When things are going well with Richt, they really go well. When they don’t, we have things like our second loss to Vandy since the start of the ‘06 season.

I’m not sure what the answer is with Richt, maybe it is more attention to detail. But mythical titles that depend on so many factors out of your control, like where you rank when the season starts and who loses to who during the course of the season seems like a faulty way to evaluate a coach to me.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 8th, 2013
6:44 pm

DRex

Funny you mention Bowden and Osborn not winning a National Title in so many years

what you fail to mention is

Osborn won the conference championship in 75, 78, 81-84, 88, 91-95 (6 conference championships and played for a National Title by year 13)

Bowden had 3 one loss seasons before joining the ACC all while building an FSU program from pretty much nothing then winning 12 conference championships after joining the ACC

Dooley had 3 SEC Championships with 3 one loss seasons his first 13 years

Richt has had more players go to the NFL than any other SEC school during his tenure and has had only 2 conference championships and 1 one loss season with nothing to brag about after his 5th season other than 5 yds short and promises of “Knocking on the Door To Greatness”

Sorry but comparing those guys to Richt really isnt a good example to go by

dawgfan

November 8th, 2013
7:37 pm

They’re only “make believe” because Richt hasn’t won one. Be sure to put that down on the already very lengthy list of excuses. They aren’t “make believe” to the coaches that man up and win one. And they sure as hell won’t be “make believe” starting next year when they are won on the field. You Kool Aiders will need to start dreaming up all new excuses for Richt then.

I’m ashamed of what we have become.

NCDawg

November 8th, 2013
7:39 pm

Jeff Wolford
November 8th, 2013
1:04 pm

Sorry to burst your bubble but the roster management issue is alot more complex than just signing 25 players per year. Richt PURGED our team of dead weight. You recruit a kid on the basis of their potential. If their attitude is detrimental to the team you warn them, discipline them and if all else fails, you CUT them. We had some guys with great physical talent do things that cannot be tolerated.

Look many of you same people were complaining about the character issues 4 seasons ago. You wanted Richt gone because you said he couldn’t control our program. You can’t MAKE a kid be a better person. So he exerted the only real control he has over their behavior. He sat them down and when the kid showed that he had no desire to do things the right way… he was GONE. Sorry, that’s how you do that. You can’t MAKE people do what you want them to do.

Yes, it hurt the depth but we would not have made it to the SEC CG the past 2 years without it. The negative effect of those attitudes actually outweighed the loss in personnel. It’s called addition by subtraction. You REMOVE negative influences to STABILIZE the team. And like it or not that was what had to happen.

For several years we concentrated on getting the players with he best physical potential… the guys that were the best available athlete types. There was a definite lack of scrutiny to their character. I think that was reflection of Coach Garner’s preferences and Coach Richt allowed it because he was led to believe that those kids could be “handled”. Perhaps isolated cases can be “corrected” but when you have groups of players that ignore that have poor attitudes it is contagious. Negativity breed negativity.

It was like a cancer in the program and some infections have to be cut out. We lost players every possible way you can during that stretch. Injury, criminal behavior, criminal behavior, transfer… you name it. And you can only sign so many within the rules. They took a smaller class to allow for a much larger crop of early enrollees the next year because the potential of that class was greater. It was a calculated risk.

Anyway… you’ll still complain because it’s popular to bash Coach Richt. It’s contagious like other bad attitudes. You won’t ever see it that way but hey, it’s the truth.

dawgfan

November 8th, 2013
7:40 pm

Beat Florida in 2002 and we’re in. Beat Tennessee in 2007 and we’re playing LSU for a spot in the BCS title game. Beat Bama last year and we’re in.

Make believe my azz. Let’s all make believe Richt can actually win big games that mean something.

David Granger

November 8th, 2013
8:18 pm

“The Dogs blitzed all day long.”

You write that like it’s supposed to be a wonderful thing, but the truth is that blitzing so damn much has cost us way more under Grantham’s tenure than it has helped us. Two of the TD’s and a long 3rd down completion in the Vandy game came when we were blitzing, and that seems to happen every year. A couple of years ago we even blitzed against Florida when it was 3rd and 23 (!)…and they ended up completing a long pass that went for a TD.
What we need our defense to be able to do is just rush 3 or 4, get pressure, and HOLD them without any gjmmicky crap. Just hitch up the pants and control the line.

What I hope to see in this game is for Georgia to have the game solidly in hand halfway through the third quarter, and then let our second string (defense, and…especially…offense) play the entire rest of the way. We desperately need to let Hutson Mason run the offense for several possesions. Georgia does NOT need to “play down” to the level of our opponents again. App State is not the typical “thump-a-chump” team that you can schedule for an easy win.

7576DAWG

November 8th, 2013
8:19 pm

For those of you who keep calling for McGarity to fire Mark Richt just who do you think is available who can guarantee Georgia more than the 8 to 10 wins we are already getting.Tennessee got tired of winning 8 or 9 games a year so they fired Fulmer. Now they are paying 3 more Head Coaches and are near bankrupt. USC still hasn’t found a replacement for Kiffin and the replacements that USC wanted to interview would be the same UGA would want to interview. Grantham was Georgia’s 4TH OR 5TH choice meaning we have already seen how hard it is to find a Defensive Coordinator.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 8th, 2013
8:34 pm

“just who do you think is available who can guarantee Georgia more than the 8 to 10 wins we are already getting.”

Jim Donnan had 8-10 wins when GT was actually a decent coached football team and FL and Tennessee were powerhouses

Richt has never faced those 3 when they were actually good at the same time

USC has said they werent going to announce their hire until after the season

As for the DC theory FSU hired Alabama’s defensive backs coach this past year; I think he’s done a fine job in his first season; he shut down Clemson something we couldnt do

Any more excuses???

Skokie Dog

November 8th, 2013
9:42 pm

7576Dawg: No one can GUARANTEE more than eight to ten wins per season, but I believe that any number of coaches could equal that accomplishment, given the facilities and recruiting opportunities in Georgia–and several of those potential hires would take the job for less than the $3.3 million per year that Richt is taking in salary. (And don’t forget the $1 million in incentives that he could collect if some of the if’s discussed on this blog actually happened some year.) I read the same tired line here about how terrible it will be if U.Ga. changes coaches. Empirically, there is no way to be certain of an outcome, but for every disastrous change like the one at Tennessee there are success stories that have already been cited above. Heck, Dabo Swinney has demonstrated that Clemson can be made relevant again, but I don’t know how many people outside South Carolina think he’s a great coach. I think Mark Richt has demonstrated clearly that he’s satisfied with how things are in the program at Georgia, and those of us labeled “deranged trolls” believe that things could be better, or at the very least not worse, if we bring in a new head coach and staff. I’ve seen enough of “cutting edge football” to recognize that it’s not all that Mr. Richt claims it is.

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 9th, 2013
12:03 am

T_rd ROLLS – CLASS! In Alabama? Get serious – class in Alabama?
Class in Alabama is a double wide with a front porch.

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 9th, 2013
12:11 am

BS35 (aka Milk Dud) – Why should anyone listen to your opinion? You have a very dim bulb – only two watts.

Dawgs will get a “W” against App State – just do it without any more injuries please.

The Stanford / Oregon game the last 5 minutes can show how even a top 5 team can collapse when the other guys get a couple of breaks. No one is saying Stanford is a poorly coached team but they almost blew it – giving up 20 in the last 5 minutes.

Finebaum

November 9th, 2013
12:52 am

Have you Bulldogs decided whether you want Music City or National Championship Bowls or content with meaningless squabble amongst yourselves?

ThingsNotCosidered

November 9th, 2013
1:15 am

Grantham coached best game of his vs Gators! Defense played its best game besides vs LSU…Gurley is nearly full force. And Murray best QB in Dawg history…Trolls quit harking!

Finebaum

November 9th, 2013
1:20 am

Flo..Class in Bama is doublewides? You are one of your trolls that likes to play on this site with your buddies and have fun. That is so manly…..But you still enjoy the Mark Richt tenure and will be happy with its incompetence.

dogspeak

November 9th, 2013
1:37 am

7576Dawg at 8:19..thats the same LOSER mentality permeating our program and fanbase!!!!!!!

dawgfan

November 9th, 2013
6:39 am

“…even a top 5 team can collapse when the other guys get a couple of breaks.”

It is exactly this kind of weak azz pizz ant pansy mentality that Mark Richt has brought to our football team and the very reason we will not be winning any championships with him as our coach. I’ve got 8 years of history and facts on my side to back this up.

What have you got?

Bulldawg35

November 9th, 2013
7:51 am

Flo ri duh…

Who cares what u think we are not getting the job done. Offense is average and the defense is terrible.

JB at home

November 9th, 2013
7:56 am

Grantham was the 4th or 5 th choice because Richt has just gone 6-7 and there were stories in the AJC everyday about who would replace him the next year, thus all legit DC’s avoided UGA.. ONE thing that really bugs me about Richt is he usually reach’s out to friends, friends of current assit. coach’s to hire staff. He never thinks, ” This is Georgia, The SEC, We have 65 million in the bank. We can hire anyone we want to”……… He likes warm and fuzzy. Not greatness. AND THAT’S A FACT.

Macclenny_dawg

November 9th, 2013
8:11 am

Excuses next year well defense is still young. Nope had a year experience. We lost Murray and our qb hasn’t had any significant game time in 4 years. Yep good excuse but who’s fault is that. Anybody really think any other qb has a shot at starting next year. I don’t because Richt redshirted Hutson so no way he doesn’t at least stick with him. Just not Richts nature to put best guy on the field especially for a senior that has been with him for years. Count on another 9 and 3 season with a couple of close losses. We get out coached at least 4 games a year and that’s a fact!!! Go Dawgs!!!

dawgfan

November 9th, 2013
8:36 am

Yep. We’ve already gone over the excuses for next year. New QB. Defense still young. I don’t think Richt would fire Grantham (doesn’t have the balls) but I think Grantham leaving on his own is a definite possibility. There’s a built in excuse right there. The new DC will need more time. Plus I’m sure a few guys will get hurt because this is football and people get hurt playing football. Add that to the excuse list for 2014.

We can go ahead and start talking excuses for 2015 at this point if you want. It’s becoming that predictable.

1969 Graduate

November 9th, 2013
8:53 am

Having initially been quite excited and fired up when Mark Richt came to Georgia, my regard for his coaching has gradually faded. Yes, we could do a lot worse, but there are simply too many fairly obvious, fairly consistent, fairly chronic problems.

I don’t know that CMR has to be fired to fix the situation. Perhaps not. If not fired, a fire has to be lit under him.

My guess is CMR is delivering the goods from the perspective of his superiors. Otherwise why keep him around and reward him so richly.

In other words, I blame Mr. Richt, but more so I blame his superiors.

Alabama is getting what CRS’s bosses require and pay for. Georgia is getting what CMR’s bosses require and pay for. All the big bosses are happy.

If I’m wrong then tell me why the bosses don’t fix it? Convince me that CRS wouldn’t jump one state east given three times the money, and equal or better control of the football program.

Mark Richt is being paid millions because he’s delivering the goods from the perspective of the one signing his pay checks. What a deal. I’m sure Mark Richt is very happy with the situation. Can’t you read his lips on the sideline, “Hey the team looks way mediocre, so let me just calculate again what my per hour wage is!”

I’m not at all sure CMR is any better than CJD was. Maybe not as good. But, Mark Richt is certainly pleasing someone, and they’re the one(s) with the money.

Alabama would have fired this guy a long time ago…

Our school, our fans, our players – we’re all being shortchanged.

Go, Dawgs!

dawgfan

November 9th, 2013
9:31 am

Potential coaching candidate: George O’ Leary?

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 9th, 2013
10:33 am

dawgpoop – Dawgs beat two #6 teams and will whip another top #10 team in Aubarn… like it or not – injuries resulted in losses to Mizz-who & Vandybilt (and blind refs) . There’s always reasons why a team loses and that’s not an excuse but a fact- UGA has had far more than an average number of injuries to key players. Guess you will blame that on Richt too.

*** TROLL Alert has been activated and is up and running …. blah blah blah blah blah – quit whining.

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 9th, 2013
10:34 am

dawgpoop …. TROLL ALERT has fingered YOU as a closet Nerd…. shame on you.

dawgfan

November 9th, 2013
10:42 am

Like it or not, we’ve only beaten one top 10 team and lost to the other two top 10 teams we’ve played. Here on the planet Earth where most of us live, only LSU remains in the current top 10. You Richt worshipers claiming we’ve beaten two top 10 teams is delusional, pathetic and hilarious. Like it or not, this season marks the 8th season in a row where Mark Richt has failed to win anything significant whatsoever and the 8th season in a row of excuses.

Like it or not, Mark Richt is in no shape, form or fashion a big time coach that can get it done in today’s SEC. How am I wrong?

Answer my question or quit whining.

I-DOG

November 9th, 2013
10:42 am

I agree with the poster who said “stop using TN as an excuse not to make a change at head coach”.

Yes, it is always a risk when you get make a change. It could work out for the better or you could take a step backward. I am not necessarily saying that Richt should be fired, but we can’t be afraid to do so just because TN made two hiring mistakes after getting rid of Fulmer.

TN appears to be on the right track and will likely be a better team the next few years. They sure gave Georgia a heckuva a fight this year with a first year coach. No guarantees that Fulmer would have been any better had he stayed 5 more years either.

Georgia has fertile recruiting grounds with no other. Particularly since there is no in state rivals to really have to compete against unlike CA, FL, TX, etc… as well as state of the art facilities including a 92,000 stadium , a university that boasts a student body with an average SAT over 1,200, nice weather during the 9 months of the school year, and a passionate fan base.

UGA could miss out on the top 4-5 prospects in state (which might happen this year) and still have a top 10 recruiting class.

Whether Richt should go or stay is certainly up for a spirited debate, but we shouldn’t fear the unknown of who would possibly take this multi million a year job with the expectation that they get to the national title game within 5 years (it doesn’t mean you have to fire them if things are going well and they get close and the future looks bright).

It isn’t like this is Wyoming where you might have to drive 150 miles to find a player on par with any of the top 20 high school athletes in Georgia. The top candidates would be very excited about the opportunities at UGA.

dawgfan

November 9th, 2013
10:49 am

Yeah, why are we trashing Tennessee? They almost beat us and they beat South Carolina. According to the Kool Aid guzzling Richt followers, beating South Carolina is some tremendous feat. They are a “Top 6 team” in some far off fantasy land far far away…

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 9th, 2013
10:55 am

dawgpoop & all you other poop – You know so much so why hasn’t someone offered you big bucks for your brilliance? Instead you stay on here and whine 24 / 7 and don’t make a dime. Your brilliance is being wasted – venture out!

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 9th, 2013
10:59 am

S.C. is not top 10 because UGA beat them – …. they were top 10 when they played UGA – they were #6 . Poop dawg you won’t win this argument. Fla- Ri-Duh is a winner – you, on the other hand, are a whiner.

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 9th, 2013
11:02 am

LSU is going to give Bama more than they want today…. don’t expect Bama to roll over them. Miles has out coached Saban before and he’s in Saban’s head.

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 9th, 2013
11:04 am

Saban has only played one decent team so far – and almost blew it against a defenseless A&M. Their schedule starts today with LSU and then Aubarn. Passing teams give Saban fits – Dawgs, A&M , etc and I expect an upset and a loss for Bama before the regular season is done.

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 9th, 2013
11:05 am

Another Heisman candidate drops – Mariota pooped out against Stanford.

short memories

November 9th, 2013
11:48 am

Richt should do the Christian thing and give 3/4 his salary back. He lost to Vanderbilt to give them their ONLY SEC WIN and people are making excuses for him. 17-0 run to finish a miserably coached demoralized team off.

7576DAWG

November 9th, 2013
12:14 pm

short memories
Richt does give away about 1 million a year to different charities.

Hairy Dawg

November 9th, 2013
12:14 pm

The blaming lies on two things. 1) Players messing it up like doing turnovers and bad blocking. 3) Adams-Morehead recruiting choking rules that limit roster manegement and reduce depth. Then when we haves injury like at Tenn we dont have replacements that we needs and then go on losing streak cause of it.

Hairy Dawg

November 9th, 2013
12:16 pm

2) not stupid 3)

7576DAWG

November 9th, 2013
12:22 pm

I don’t think Grantham will volunteer to go anywhere. Grantham has stated that he wants to become a Head Coach. I think he now see’s how hard it is to be a Head Coach of a top College program and see’s that he has a lot to learn. Grantham has done a good job at Georgia as a Defensive Coordinator . He is learning now that the Coaches under him can make or break him. I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t change out one for sure and maybe two of his position Coaches in the off season. At least one position Coach is a very weak Recruiter. Grantham could do better.

Hairy Dawg

November 9th, 2013
12:28 pm

Coach Richt does more Christian than any others. He try follow book in Christainizing them when he get good player that need spirtual leading. But he want to follow book more in castes out wicked that not exposes talents on field. But Adams-Morehead rules preventing and then when injury bugs us we dont have depths needed.

Jep Palmer

November 9th, 2013
12:59 pm

Tood Corn Bread Granthum is the PROBLEM: Watching App. State make us look stupid on defense..what a joke. Corn bread because the defense always crumbles on third down.

Pago Pago DAWG

November 9th, 2013
1:03 pm

Somebody said last year Auburn hardly won a game? Now look at Auburn….is it coaching? Come on people…

Mobile Dawg

November 9th, 2013
1:15 pm

Nah Pago, it just runs in cycles….

Former Georgian

November 9th, 2013
1:42 pm

As embarrassing as it is to lose to Vandy, and I know it really hurts in the polls, I’d be willing to lose to Vandy every year if it meant we could beat FLA every year!

Hairy Dawg

November 9th, 2013
2:05 pm

Haha! Vandy beating Gaytors like a rancid mule. That traitoring Judas Muschump is headed for firing with below 500 sorry team. They still got beatings by SCAR and FSU to take. And the toothless saladmanders ( and fans) deserve every bit of whats they getting.

Hairy Dawg

November 9th, 2013
2:19 pm

Those Gaytors really do stink. The Commodes is flushing all over field and the swamp aint nothing but a SEWER with dumps in ugly orange an blue..

Aaron's Mom

November 9th, 2013
2:47 pm

Thank goodness Vanderbilt is giving those mean gator boys a sound spanking!

They deserve it after the way they picked on our boys last week.

Aaron's Mom

November 9th, 2013
2:49 pm

You know, My boy Aaron has set himself another record today.

I’m so proud!

Hairy Dawg

November 9th, 2013
2:52 pm

Vandy just marched 87 yds and hobnailed booted Gaytors. When Commodes unloading whooping can on Muschump in Gaiensville you know a firing coming. To bad they cant board bus and fire Judas Muschump goning to airport like Lame Kitten.

Bald Cat

November 9th, 2013
2:56 pm

Any team that loses to Vandy should fire their coach before they even walk off the field!

Hairy Dawg

November 9th, 2013
2:59 pm

Dawgs is now extending blowout of Mountain boys.

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 9th, 2013
3:25 pm

Awrhight! Y’all got your wish and Mason is F I N A L L Y in the game …… by the way I’m happy for him! He throws his 1st TD to a walk on WR. (Kenneth Towns) Happy for him too!

Rumph finally caught a pass – happy for him too!

Vandybilt is making the Reptiles look awful – proud of that too!

Aubarn picked on the Vowel’s true freshman backup QB starting his 1st game. U G L Y for the Vowels….. Butch Jones’ Vowels have been terrible ever since upsetting Steve Arrogance and the Game Crocks. Proud of that too! Aubarn should be ranked in top 10 when UGA comes calling. The higher the ranking the better for the Dawgs.

TODAY I’m proud of all you TROLLS out there that whine and cry so hard you turn blue in the face!

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 9th, 2013
3:29 pm

Vandybilt 34 – Reptilians 17…. natural born embarrassment for the Reps and can I say it again – M U S C H U M P is sitting upon the HOT SEAT!!!

I’ve got NO interest in hiring that turncoat as the UGA DC. none!

Hairy Dawg

November 9th, 2013
3:31 pm

Dawgs is really beating on AppSt like a rancid mule.

And Muschump Gaytors got the embareassing that the sorry team deserve.

Hairy Dawg

November 9th, 2013
3:32 pm

Lets see Huttson have a good game with the experience.

dawgfan

November 9th, 2013
3:35 pm

Eric Zeier says we should feel good about the future of the Georgia offense because our 2nd string looks good against App State in garbage time.

We have to have the most delusional fan base in all of the nation at the moment. I’m convinced of it.

Hairy Dawg

November 9th, 2013
3:37 pm

Mason lighting up Mountain boys and we look forward to more good QBing next year.

dawgfan

November 9th, 2013
3:40 pm

I bet our defense “turned a corner” in this big win too.

Hairy Dawg

November 9th, 2013
4:15 pm

Gaytors is so bad they is trying to hire Zooks to replace Muschump.

Hairy Dawg

November 9th, 2013
4:19 pm

The D did turns the corner. We keep App St out of end zones all game. App St has teams that won FCS and beat Mich and other teams. That why it nice see Dawgs take care a business and do pounding on them like App St deserve for trying to play against real team like Dawgs.

Rabuin Dawg

November 9th, 2013
4:53 pm

To those who wonder who UGA could hire as a coach….. does the name Franklin ring a bell? He probably has done more with less than any coach around. After all, he did outcoach the more expensive UGA staff by a landslide! Oh, I forgot, let’s not hurt the feelings of the kool-aid drinkers by suggesting we need to make a change. How does 7-5 ,plus Music City Bowl invite sound to all of you Richt believers? And ,”another one bites the dust”.(Season that is)

Mobile Dawg

November 9th, 2013
5:07 pm

Be real proud duh, with fans like you we won’t ever sniff a championship.

Bald Cat

November 9th, 2013
5:27 pm

I like to sniff things. Never sniffed a championship, though.

dawgfan

November 9th, 2013
5:34 pm

I don’t really like Franklin but I also don’t care about that if he could win us a championship. It’s all about personality with these Kool Aiders, not winning. Our coach could be the smuggest jerk in the world and I could care less as long as he plays by the rules and wins big. This isn’t a popularity contest. It’s big time college football. I’d trust Richt to watch my kids but I don’t trust him to watch my favorite college football program.

The Kool Aiders get all this mixed up and confused. They think Richt is getting paid nearly $3 million a year because he’s a nice guy.

dawgfan

November 9th, 2013
6:07 pm

I’m sorry but did I hear that right? Murray had to give our guys a big motivational speech in a game against….wait for it…App freaking State?!?!?!?!

You cannot be serious.

DawgByte

November 9th, 2013
6:09 pm

Some UGA fans are completely out of touch with reality. It blows my mind there are still ignorant fools calling for Richt’s head. As Bill pointed out, not all regime changes works out so well. How are things going in Gainesville Florida boys? How are things going in Souther California boys? How are things going in Knoxville boys? How are things going in Ann Harbor boys? Since winning their National Championship in 2000 Oklahoma has been a perennial disappointment and afterthought! And the list goes on!

Any top 10 team losing as much talent as UGA to injury would be just as negatively impacted. A little perspective is also in order. Any time UGA can beat SC, LSU, UT and Fl in one season is a good feeling. Is 6-3 it what we wanted at this point in the season? No, but we’re also highly delusional with all the talk of a return to the Dome and a NC ring pre-ordained to this team. In August I never bought the hype given experience, leadership and talent we had to replace on defense. You win National Championships with defense and ours is far too young and inexperienced to realistically think we had a shot at the crystal football. Please people try and catch a clue.

Mobile Dawg

November 9th, 2013
6:30 pm

Nah DawgByte, we’re not out of touch with reality, we just want to win a championship. It’s been within reality for AU, Bama, LSU, Florida.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 9th, 2013
6:32 pm

DawgByte

Are you seriously going to use

USC
Florida
Oklahoma
and
Tennessee as your example for regime change issues?

I just want you to stop and think about those teams for a moment; do a little homework and come back and with some better examples than those teams

dawgfan

November 9th, 2013
6:33 pm

How are things going in Gainesville Florida? Are you flipping kidding me? How did it go for them after they fired Zook? They’ve won TWO national titles since Richt last won the SEC with a 10-3 team. Meyer left of his own volition and now it’s not working that great with Muschamp. They’ll fire him because, unlike us, they don’t tolerate mediocrity and underperformance. They’ll keep hiring and firing coaches until they find one who can win. That’s what big time programs with a set of balls do. It’s not about liking the coach to them. It’s about winning. If that offends you them maybe college football isn’t for you.

We are a joke.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 9th, 2013
6:34 pm

Mobile

USC
Florida
Oklahoma
and Tennessee as an example for regime change issues

Im laughing right now

Mobile Dawg

November 9th, 2013
6:40 pm

Flat, we’re getting ready to watch some big time football down here at the beach tonight. As a logical, realistic, human being I can’t understand why they think we’re where we need to be. Mark Richt and his “cutting edge football” makes me laugh. That was one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard a HC say. We have been and still are officially posers. After being with the Dawgs as long as I have, I’ve lost interest under Richt. McGarity is now becoming the question mark?

dawgfan

November 9th, 2013
6:42 pm

USC is also a laughable example. Carroll left on his own. Kiffin didn’t work out and guess what they did? They grew a set and fired him. The dude didn’t even have a losing season and he was a goner. They didn’t make a bunch of crybaby excuses for him with the NCAA sanctions. We have a few guys tear up their knee and Richt should be coach of the year if we go 8-5. They didn’t tolerate mediocrity. Meanwhile, I’m starting to think Richt will have to murder someone before he loses his job.

It’s laughable.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 9th, 2013
6:48 pm

I wouldnt mind UGA giving Franklin $4 million just to come be on the sidelines with the title of Coach Motivator

Almost every game we play its like we are sitting listening to a math lecture

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 9th, 2013
6:50 pm

delete “its”

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 9th, 2013
7:02 pm

Mobile

“we’re getting ready to watch some big time football down here”

I really believe thats one of the problems with most of the kool-aiders; and that is I really dont think they have ever “”consistently”"” watched Alabama; Florida and LSU and other teams (when they have been good)…… at how those teams execute during those good seasons

We maybe play one solid good game a season (and Im still waiting on that for this season)

I really dont believe they have ever seen “big time football”

HotDawg

November 9th, 2013
8:36 pm

ROFL…a bamard coming onto uga sites talking about class.
tide is rolling is a typical, classless, harvey updyke, bama terd.
Oh, and what did a bama terd do to a helpless girl in a waffle house (after a nc game a year or two ago?)?
Bamards are pieces of sh.t and the state is a backwards hellhole, with only a college football team to have anything to f ‘ing hang onto in that bumpkin place. Why else do any of the stupid bamards live here instead?

Bald Cat

November 10th, 2013
9:30 am

I know, HotDawg.

Don’t you just hate Alabama up one side and down the other?

How dare they make winning looks so easy, while the Dawgs are struggling to defeat a 2-7 FCS team. Arrogance is what it is.

Arrogance, plain and simple.