Heartbreaking loss to Auburn ruins one of Georgia’s greatest comebacks ever

Aaron Murray was big for the Dogs Saturday with both his passing and his running. (Jason Getz / AJC)

Aaron Murray was big for the Dogs Saturday with both his passing and his running. (Jason Getz / AJC)

That was, without a doubt, the wildest, craziest fourth quarter of Georgia football I’ve seen since run-Lindsay-run in 1980.

And absolutely heartbreaking for anyone who calls themselves a Dawg.

A Georgia team that was trailing Auburn by 20 points with 12:39 left on the clock clawed its way back into the game thanks to the incredible play of its senior quarterback and took a 38-37 lead with 1:49 left. It was as if Aaron Murray was willing his team not to lose this one despite plenty of reasons that it should have.

And then, with a mere 36 ticks left, the Tigers faced fourth-and-18 and former Bulldog player Nick Marshall launched a Hail Mary pass that was off-target and yet in miracle fashion was tipped by a Georgia defender and landed in the hands of Auburn receiver Ricardo Louis, who took it in for a score.

That play was one of the most deflating moments in my more than five decades of watching Georgia football.

Even then, it wasn’t quite over, though. An Auburn 2-point conversion attempt failed. Getting the ball back with just 25 seconds left, the amazing Murray — who was 33 of 49 for 415 yards in the air, threw two touchdown passes and scored two more running — brought his team racing downfield and wound up on the Auburn 20 with enough time left for two throws.

As Mark Richt said after the game, “we were very close to having a double miracle — one for us, one for them.”

But, as Richt noted, “It just didn’t quite happen.”

Richard Louis gets the winning score for Auburn on a freak play. (Jason Getz / AJC)

Richard Louis gets the winning score for Auburn on a freak play. (Jason Getz / AJC)

Some folks might be inclined to blame Tray Matthews and Josh Harvey-Clemons for not batting that pass down like they’ve been taught to, which would have ended the game with a Georgia win, instead of going for an unnecessary pick.

But, actually, Georgia even being in a position to win at that point was in defiance of the sloppy, discombobulated game the Dogs played in the first half (particularly a horrible first quarter).

Yes, Auburn’s uptempo offense was all it was advertised to be, and more, as Marshall and the Tigers burned Georgia on quite a number of passing plays in addition to looking unstoppable at times with the run.

But Auburn got a number of big helping hands in the first half from Georgia’s offensive line, which had awful pass protection when it wasn’t getting called for false starts, and from the Dogs’ continued lousy special teams play and coaching. (It was also a terribly officiated game — by the Penn Wagers crew, natch — but that burned both teams.)

So, overall, the Dogs put themselves in quite a hole, and yet still nearly won the game thanks not just to the offense battling back but also to Georgia’s defense getting some big second-half stops due to more aggressive playcalling by Todd Grantham.

Had the Dogs played the first three quarters like they played the last one, we’d be talking about what a bust the No. 7-ranked Tigers turned out to be.

In the end, as Eric Zeier put it afterward, it was a game Georgia had no business being in and yet had no business losing.

To do so on a freak play hurts, yes. But the fact that Georgia was in a position to win the game at that point says a lot about the never-say-die attitude of this team and its scrappy quarterback.

That’s my take on the game. Feel free to share your own, but keep it civil.

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343 comments Add your comment

Roswell Dawg

November 16th, 2013
9:14 pm

First caller to post-game show: “The play wasn’t a miracle, it’s a miracle that Richt and Grantham still have a job.”

Ronbo

November 16th, 2013
9:14 pm

This one will hurt for awhile and I don’t think I can listen to sports talk radio for a few days.

Roswell Dawg

November 16th, 2013
9:18 pm

Poor coaching, poor recruiting. Spurrier said it best. No need to even quote him.

F. Sinkwich

November 16th, 2013
9:18 pm

“That play was one of the most deflating moments in my more than five decades of watching Georgia football.”

Same here though not quite five.

Snake bit this year. Big time.

erictin

November 16th, 2013
9:22 pm

Why is our defensive coordinator the only one in the nation who calls plays from a cue card?What is that about?

Cuz

November 16th, 2013
9:24 pm

The team and Arron Murray never gave up. We had no business being in there at the end but by God, we even went ahead. That last Nick Marshall play was just what happens in football. Sometimes you get the breaks, sometimes they do. As Grizzard once said, the ball bounces funny.

BRDawg

November 16th, 2013
9:25 pm

Microcosm of the CMR tenure… always one blown play away from greatness.

DawgVoiceofReason

November 16th, 2013
9:26 pm

To quote Lewis Grizzard, “They tore out my heart and stomped that sucker flat.”

SenoiaDawgs

November 16th, 2013
9:26 pm

Plain and simple the same things plagued us. Poor special teams and awful defense. Marshall should not have had time to even throw the pass. Go back and watch the LSU game and UF game. We won because we got pressure the LSU game shows it best the 4th down conversion and then the last play.

The undisciplined play is all coaching:

Repeated false starts in road games since game one. Not corrected.

Defenses predicting our snaps in road games getting the jump on our offensive line. Not corrected.

Coming out of TV Timeout with two many people on the field and two many men on the field in critical time of game. Constant problem the last what seems like forever years. Not corrected

Defense constantly confused, looking at the side line and the other team snapping the ball. Not corrected all season.

We finally have an offense and haven’t had a D since BVG left. Not corrected

UGA not playing 4 quarters and hasn’t since the Hawaii Sugar Bowl year. Not corrected

Not playing fundamental football. Not corrected

Yes I was excited by the comeback and the near win. I am a Dawg fan for life I just don’t see Richt taking this to the next level.

Plain and simple our coaching staff gets in the way with the basics.

bullwinkle

November 16th, 2013
9:27 pm

Th 4th quarter was certainly entertaining. The problem was the three that came before it.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 16th, 2013
9:28 pm

Once again poor coaching and uninspired football with a team that could easily have won this game

It took 3 qtrs to decide to start calling non conservative plays and playing inspired football and that was mainly due to Murray trying to rally his teammates on the sideline

777-9311

November 16th, 2013
9:28 pm

I guess Grantham forgot that 4th and 23 play against LSU. A prevent defense only prevents you from winning.

stendek

November 16th, 2013
9:28 pm

Aaron Murray history after this season. Good riddance!

No SEC or championships but lots of PERSONAL records.

Too bad Mark Richt and Mike Bobo will retire as UGA coaches.

More collapses and disappointments in 2014 and far beyond…

So very sad for Bulldog Nation starved for hard tough Dawg team.

Never gonna happen under this clueless marshmallow head coach.

Sorry Russ.

Go back to nap.

:(

UGA Season Ticket Holder Since 1986

November 16th, 2013
9:30 pm

I wish I had gone my whole life without knowing how Florida felt on the “Run, Lindsey Run” or how Tennessee felt on the “Hob Nail Boot” or how Auburn felt on the “Miracle on the Plains” catch by Michael Green from David Greene (or whatever it was called) or how Texas felt when it was Ten to Nine” in the Cotton Bowl. Dang. Maybe that one will become known as “Knock it Down, Dang it.”

JoynerDawg

November 16th, 2013
9:30 pm

Grantham at his best, 3 man rush, what a joke, Willie Ball Part II

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 16th, 2013
9:34 pm

stendek

how can you blame Murray for a poorly coached O-line; poorly coached special teams and poorly coached defense

This has been going on before Murray showed up in Athens

amazing

November 16th, 2013
9:35 pm

Nick Marshall is not a passing QB. The defense had pressured him on three straight possessions and he had completed zero passes /been sacked. With ANY pressure on 4th and 18 – no way he completes a pass or scrambles for a first down. Instead, we only half heartedly rush 3 DL and he has all day to release the Hail Mary. Enough said…..remember the 3rd and 19 against LSU – doesn’t Grantham learn anything from past mistakes. He must go – doesn’t relate to these young men nor do his assistants.

UGA Season Ticket Holder Since 1986

November 16th, 2013
9:35 pm

The only solace is knowing that dawgfan, delusional flat tire and roswell dawg would have posted the EXACT same hateful posts even if we HAD knocked the pass down and we had won one of the greatest wins in the history of Georgia football..

short memories

November 16th, 2013
9:36 pm

The only two drives in the first half where Georgia opened with a pass instead of a run up the middle are the only two drives Georgia scored on in the first half.
Besides the 8 catatrophic plays given up by the Georgia special teams this year, there are the constant smaller plays of setting up Auburn at the forty on their opening drive because we are the only team in the SEC that can’t kick it through the end zone as well as 23 and 36 yard punts in this game.
Murray had a gutsy effort after Bobo finally got in the game. Its a shame Grantham blew it with a 3(actually 2) man rush on 4th and l8. Grantham you did it against LSU and everyone said how stupid it was. Why in the world would you do it again? How pathetic. yea you should have coached your players to knock the ball down but if you would just pressure the quarterback that throw never happens.
I hate to see these athletes coached by junior high coaches. Georgia will always be if, if, if as long as Richt is there to blow it.

Kyle

November 16th, 2013
9:37 pm

i have never been more disgusted in UGA football as I was tonight. if this doesnt make our idiot AD make some changes nothing will. FIRE these MORONS NOW!!!!!!!!

ironcity

November 16th, 2013
9:38 pm

Stendek HOWCAN YOU POSSIBLY BLAME MURRAY, HE ALONE TRIED TO RALLY THE TEAM PUT THE BLAME WHERE IT BELONGS ON THE DEFENSIVE CO ORD WE SCORE 40 A GAME AND STILL LOSE TIME AFTER TIME MAYBE ANOTHER RAISE FOR TODD MIGHT HELP///

graphite

November 16th, 2013
9:38 pm

I bet we (BAMA) will rush more than three in that situation!! I know this is hard to say,but,I hurt for my puppy friends.

short memories

November 16th, 2013
9:38 pm

Hey UGA season ticket holder, The key word in your post is IF. It is the mantra of the Mark Richt Kool-Aiders

DawgVoiceofReason

November 16th, 2013
9:39 pm

Man, that one hurts bad. It was a tremendous, hard-fought comeback when everything seemed lost only to pull ahead, finally getting a break from the replay officials on the Murray goal-line touchdown, only to have it all shattered by a freak, fluke, miracle play by our former player Marshall and his wide receiver. Murray got hammered with what now should have easily fallen under the targeting rule, both at the last 30 seconds of the first half and the last play of the game. We also got jobbed on the turnover in the first half that was handed to Auburn and the bizarre “leaping” penalty on the Auburn punt. But, ultimately, our defense is terrible and Grantham has got to go. He does absolutely nothing for our defense that any of a hundred defensive coordinators couldn’t do just as well, for less money.

ShowMeYurTD's

November 16th, 2013
9:39 pm

I strongly dislike our coaching staff, anyway dawgs did well for only playing one quarter. Coaches have to go; time to clean house.
Hey J Harvey-Clemons, want some mustard with that hotdog?

Roswell Dawg

November 16th, 2013
9:40 pm

Not true Season Ticket holder. Tired of seeing the same ending to the same movie from our BrianTrust. Kool aid drinkers are getting just what they want, mediocrity.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 16th, 2013
9:42 pm

Ticket Holder

I guess for you its ok for people to blame Murray for the reasons this program continues to underachieve every year. Not a word from you defending Murray

rockinthedeepend

November 16th, 2013
9:43 pm

That was the football equivalent of Bill Buckner’s famous whiff…and will be remembered by both Auburn and Georgia for just as long. That pass was uncatchable until Georgia’s defensive mental error ensured that it would be Auburn’s version of “Run, Lindsay, Run!” I’ll bet there was still some property destroyed in Georgia tonight. Heartbreaker…

short memories

November 16th, 2013
9:46 pm

Mark Richt said “we were very close” and “it just didn’t quite happen”. Pretty well sums up the Richt era. If you look up the phrase “a day late and a dollar short” in the dictionary you will find Mark Richt’s picture.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 16th, 2013
9:47 pm

I thought the “defense had turned the corner”

I guess Auburn isnt App St

Charles Schwable

November 16th, 2013
9:48 pm

Ha! Ha! where are all the Billy Bob’s at now? Oh I forgot they are warming up their 12 gauges for Deerhead trophy hour!

Wayne

November 16th, 2013
9:49 pm

Mr. Athletic Director- Please tell me how you can tell UGA people that support this program with their hard earned money that this coaching staff deserves your vote of confidence that they have the program heading in the right direction. I am beginning to think the problem might in fact be you. Your continued ignorance and blindness of what we see week to week, season after season is a slap in our faces. Mr. Mcgarity, I can assure you that your former boss will NOT let his program go in the wrong direction for long. Apparently, you didnt learn that lesson very well.

RNB

November 16th, 2013
9:50 pm

Team was not prepared for first half period. This has been the problem consistently under CMR. If nothing else we need a change on the defensive side of the ball. Hoping Muschamp is available after this season.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 16th, 2013
9:51 pm

Wayne

Remember; we need more contract extensions or we might lose recruits

Wayne

November 16th, 2013
9:57 pm

Unfortunately, I hope that KY and Tech somehow find a way to win this year. That would force McGarity to make a change as he could not withstand the fanbase imploding. It would either be the coaching staff or HIS job.

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

November 16th, 2013
9:57 pm

Flat Tire,

Good thing that defense “turned the corner” against App State. LMAO

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

November 16th, 2013
9:58 pm

You can’t even tackle…
33 years

Dawg4Ever

November 16th, 2013
10:01 pm

CMR will win a NC someday. We must be patient. Our fans are all fair weather. CVD would have been fired in 1979 if he had the same fans that we have today.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 16th, 2013
10:02 pm

Wayne

Nothing is going to happen; most of the fanbase will live off last years tipped pass for probably another decade

Penn wagers loser

November 16th, 2013
10:03 pm

Why is Penn Wagers ever calling another GA game. Some many obvious trumped up calls but the missed holding call by 73 left tackle on the miracle would have never happened cause Ray Drew would have planted Marshall, sad sick feeling after this RIP OFF,

ShowMeYurTD's

November 16th, 2013
10:04 pm

FSU may just jump to #1 and BAMA #2 in the BCS on style points alone.

Bill Moses

November 16th, 2013
10:06 pm

The winning td wasn’t just bad luck, it was bad coaching. If Grantham was good at his job those DBs would have been reminded to knock the ball down before the snap. I’d bet good money it never crossed Grantham’s second rate mind. Why is it Bama has so little ”bad luck” ? It’s because Saban prepares his players infinitely better than Grantham prepares his players.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 16th, 2013
10:07 pm

Dawg4Ever

Coach Dooley had 3 SEC championships and 3 one loss seasons by his 13th season; Richt has only 1 one loss season

Coach Dooley never went over 7 years without an SEC championship

and Coach Dooley never had near the talent Richt is able to get now

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

November 16th, 2013
10:08 pm

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 11th, 2013
9:33 am

35

Remember now we were told this year our O-line was our strong point

And sorry 35 but “the defense has turned the corner”

UGA 35 Auburn 17 (the defense has turned the corner)

IT WAS APP STATE!!! LMAO!

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

November 16th, 2013
10:09 pm

I can’t quit….

Turned the corner! HAHAHA
APP STATE!!!!

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

November 16th, 2013
10:11 pm

Do you football morons still blame the most prolific quarterback in SEC history on your inability to tackle people?!?

PDawg5960

November 16th, 2013
10:12 pm

The only ones who should be fired are all the couch sitting crybaby fans !!!!!

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

November 16th, 2013
10:14 pm

So what will the most prolific passer in the history of the SEC call his signature win?

Would it be from the Outback bowl?
Perhaps beating UT in 2013
So many championships to choose from.

Recruits please take notice; don’t waste your time playing for a team with a defense that has to Turn the Corner against App State.

HAAAAAA

November 16th, 2013
10:16 pm

Flat Tire needs to take a dose of reality. CMR has 2 SEC championships in which he had to win on the field unlike Dooley. Also, Dooley only had to compete with Bama where CMR has FL, Alabama, LSU, and Auburn. Just a few years ago, fair weather fans like you were crying for Muschamp to replace CMR and now look at Florida. Now everyone wants Kirby Smart. I guarantee Smart won’t win as many games as CMR. Stick with him and he will win it all one day.

david

November 16th, 2013
10:17 pm

i never comment but was the last play of the game a helmet to helmet hit? If so ant punishment to defender or officials?
thanks

Phil

November 16th, 2013
10:18 pm

“Why is Penn Wagers ever calling another GA game. Some many obvious trumped up calls but the missed holding call by 73 left tackle on the miracle would have never happened cause Ray Drew would have planted Marshall, sad sick feeling after this RIP OFF,”

Exactly, Penn Wagers has a grudge against Georgia ever since the Florida game a few years back in the “Celebration Game”. How the SEC allows him to officiate any Georgia game is beyond me. It’s absolute blatant biased he has against us.

Even with that said, our team fought hard and made a great comeback. Had the game won. 4th down and Auburn throws a hail mary and alll we need to do is knock it down. There was no need to fight over it, try to intercept it, tip it up, just knock it down and we win the game. Very disappointing.

Phil

November 16th, 2013
10:21 pm

David,
Yes that last play was helmet to helmet but Penn Wagers would not call that. He holds a grudge against us, no way he calls that.

Chuck Allison

November 16th, 2013
10:22 pm

UGA may not win a lot of football games but they still lead the world in recruiting. I don’t know how they do it. I think most of their players have no other ambition but to go to the NFL.

honeybobo

November 16th, 2013
10:25 pm

poor uga, everybody wins but you…boo hoo all those five stars and nothing to show for it, victims of pitifulness

RRTracker

November 16th, 2013
10:26 pm

Ow. That one hurt. Coach Richt wanted have any luck at all if it weren’t for bad luck.

You know what they saw about Karma?

Really, you gotta play hard for more than one quarter if you expect to beat a top 10 team, we kind of all are used to this since 2010.

5 yards short in 2012.

Now the injury bug and the Marshall Miracle in 2013.

Lady luck ain’t smiling on Coach Richt.

Chuck Allison

November 16th, 2013
10:26 pm

It is good that Penn Wagers has enough courage to make the calls that go against UGA. Many officials have been disciplined for making calls that cost UGA a football game. I am sure the SEC bosses will try to intimidate him over his courageous calls today. Thank you, Penn. Integrity is the mark of a real man.

Chbeyer

November 16th, 2013
10:27 pm

Grantham must go. With him coaching defense, the offense has to score 50 to be assured of winning. He is worse than willie. If richt keeps him he is to blame

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 16th, 2013
10:28 pm

Tide Rolling

you dont know sarcasm do you

sick of Richt

November 16th, 2013
10:29 pm

I am so sick of Mark Richt and his mediocrity that he has gotten the last dollar of my meager to him, but big to me donation.

RRTracker

November 16th, 2013
10:29 pm

There were 4 catastrophic mistakes in this game:
a) Coach Richt’s penalty cost us 7 points a little later
b) the penalty of the punt cost another 7–14 so far
c) Murray’s int led to another 7–now 21 easy points
d) tipping it to the wide receiver at the end–cost another 7–28 points

Gets old man, really does.

ShowMeYurTD's

November 16th, 2013
10:30 pm

Luck is opportunity meets preparedness…….Mark Richt’s team is not prepared, EVER

RRTracker

November 16th, 2013
10:32 pm

Defense did their job except for that freak play and dealt with huge mistakes by Coach Richt on the penalty, Murray’s turnover, the punt team snafu, held them to a field goal in the red zone several times.

Murray played well in the 4th quarter.

RRTracker

November 16th, 2013
10:37 pm

Wish we’d gone with Nick Marshall at Qb instead of Richt overreacting and kicking Marshall off to go with Murray. Hindsight, going with Murray was a huge mistake, he just doesn’t win these big games, made some plays in the 4th, slept through the first 2 1/2 quarter, not good enough.

Marshall Kid just wins games, somehow makes plays when he has to. Next year need to get the Qb position right, not about whose personality you like best.

Skokie Dog

November 16th, 2013
10:37 pm

I take full responsibility for this loss. I watched the entire game up to the point that Georgia scored to make it AU 37, UGa 24. I was even wearing my red shirt today. I went to dinner and returned, stunned to see UGa up by one. Then I saw the miracle AU touchdown and the final futile attempt by the ‘Dogs to score a last-second TD. Had I simply not turned the TV back on, I bet we’d be celebrating tonight. Oh well, the salmon was tasty anyway. I hope that you’ll forgive me for jinxing this team.

RRTracker

November 16th, 2013
10:40 pm

Ok, so this is what it feels like to lose 4 games a season, 4 years in a row.

6-4 with this kind of talent? Unacceptable, really is.

People should be fired. Ad, coaches, assistants, somebody ain’t doing their job well at all.

sick of Richt

November 16th, 2013
10:42 pm

The defense didn’t show up until the 4th quarter, and still managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Todd grantham has got to go. Whether it’s a squad of nfl caliber players like last year or a largely high school group on the field now, he couldn’t coach a shark to blood. Cut the losses and get rid of this loser.

Sinclair dawg

November 16th, 2013
10:44 pm

Looks like UGA will head to a crappy, “who cares” bowl game.

RRTracker

November 16th, 2013
10:44 pm

Looking ahead, Kentucky played Vandy tough today, and GT has the same record as UGA, so looking like 6-7 again like 2010 after the Shreveport Bowl game loss.

can’t believe we let the Marshall kid escape from this team and not start at Qb at UGA–looks like serious Heisman potential hardware. What a HUGE mistake and absolutely HORRIBLE decision.

Dirty Dawg

November 16th, 2013
10:45 pm

Hey, next year is your year………..just like every year! Hunker Down to a 6-4 record-yet another under achieving year.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 16th, 2013
10:47 pm

wait til next year……right kool-aiders

Dirty Dawg

November 16th, 2013
10:47 pm

By the way, thoroughly enjoying the replay of the Hail Mary!

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 16th, 2013
10:50 pm

I thought the defense turned the corner?

sick of Richt

November 16th, 2013
10:50 pm

Richt is not paid millions for “moral victories”.

RRTracker

November 16th, 2013
10:52 pm

Game kind of went the way I thought it would for 3 quarters, I thought Auburn missed some opportunities to put the game away in the third quarter, but overall, kind of what you expected, the top 10 9-1 team looked a lot better than the top 25 6-3 team.

But that 4th quarter, think it was a combo of Auburn getting too conservative, and Georgia not making self defeating catastrophic mistakes, until the end on the tipped pass. I figured Auburn would score 45, and UGA maybe 28, I didn’t expect that game to end up that close.

Let down city

November 16th, 2013
10:53 pm

How’s the bus ride home? Bet everyone is whining and heads are hanging low……..really low……

tmc

November 16th, 2013
10:55 pm

IF either of the two defensive backs do what they should have done (knock the ball down and not go for the INT)… UGA wins.
Plain and simple. Either players not listening to coaches or coaches not preparing the players for the situation…
More extreme frustration and disappointment with a Coach Mark Richt team.

UGA Hoops

November 16th, 2013
10:55 pm

Hey, at least UGA looked good against GT in hoops last night! Oh, that’s right…..they lost. Looks like Fox and Grantham are the real deal.

bald dawg

November 16th, 2013
10:57 pm

cant deside to play hard in the forth quarter finally and then think you was robbed of a win! got to get your ass in the game for at lest 3 qts!! if you dont play a whole game then this is what happens. our hart has only been in 1 game for 4 qts in the last 5 years! that is a coaching problem!

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

November 16th, 2013
10:57 pm

I didnt expect Auburn to score more than 24 points

The defense had turned the corner; I thought

sick of Richt

November 16th, 2013
10:57 pm

This “coach” is a known quantity. How could he, with all the talent in this state, with all the money that’s given to that program, as the head of the flagship university’s football team (with no in-state rival for recruiting) be as unsuccessful against decent competition as he has and keep his job?

CHDawg

November 16th, 2013
11:01 pm

Come on Dawgs. Tide rolling on a Georgia blog badmouthing us while his team is suffering a nail-biter with MS State? I don’t think so. Troll alert. #1- Great job by Auburn’s staff–they took a pitiful team and they are playing over their heads and in the top ten in just one year! They beat a better UGA team tonight with good coaching and a lot of help from another biased, anti-UGA ref crew. Maybe they are the same guys? #30 roughed Murray so bad on one play, CBS ran the Fairley cheap shots to compare the hits! Unbelievable. 30 seconds to go in the first half the same #30 targets Murray, leaving his feet and becoming a projectile helmet first into the back of Murray’s head. Not only was the ref watching, he patted #30, (may have been trying to pull him off Murray). Unbelievable. Ten times worse than any UGA ejection this year! Final play of the game, #30 targets Murray again–helmet to helmet and leaving his feet–I guess those rules don’t apply to Georgia opponents. The six inch leap, and the fumble call, I could go on. Pitiful. Great job Murray and receivers! Did I say, great job Aaron Murray. You will be missed.

Delbert_D

November 16th, 2013
11:04 pm

Tough loss for Georgia, but that was the most exciting finish to a game I’ve seen in a long time.

RRTracker

November 16th, 2013
11:06 pm

Didn’t like Murray’s decision making on the last play, at least throw it in the end zone and give a playmaker a chance like Marshall did with his receiver at the end. Might have gotten a tipped ball, you never know.

Bobo means dumb in Spanish

November 16th, 2013
11:07 pm

I sphear people say, “well just wait, because we will be loaded next year”. I got news for you, if Richt, Bobo, and Grantham are back, then we aren’t loaded!

Castle pine canine

November 16th, 2013
11:09 pm

Wow, my guess is that we are a darn good team! Fundamentals is what cost us 4 games so far! Blocking poor, tacking fair, special teams, with the exception of punt coverage and field goals is pitiful

We will improve, we have all year, Murray has been great, O line not so much!

sick of Richt

November 16th, 2013
11:09 pm

What’s the difference between Mark Richt and a lottery scratch off? Nothing! Both have 1 in a million chances of wing big!

sick of Richt

November 16th, 2013
11:11 pm

Winning big.

The Monger

November 16th, 2013
11:13 pm

This is the most joy I have had as a Bulldog fan, You Richt huggers are delusional. So with the loss we head from the Outback Bowl to the Music City Bowl…. BIG DEAL!!! We ALREADY HAD 3 losses on the season, and this just makes it for. Richt has backed into the SEC Championship game TOO MANY times already the past couple seasons, why do we need another one? So the subpar coach Richt can keep his job one more year? So we can see more unprepared, underperforming teams of his go 7-5 and 8-4? So we can see more 4th and 23 and 4th and 18 passes completed on this defense? So we can see undisciplined football with 20 penalties a game? So we can see Richt and Grantham give up 40 plus points a game? I just pray we lose to Kentucky and Tech so we can call this season a wrap and show Richt and Grantham the door. Remember guys, before all the Auburn fails in the 4th quarter, they were beating us 37-17. The comeback in the game, and the comeback in Richt’s career was too little too late. I would say you will be missed “coach” Richt, but you and your 8-5 seasons with top 10 talent will not. Good bye and Good Riddance.

GoDawgs

November 16th, 2013
11:18 pm

The Vandy loss had me thinking 8-4. We will win next week, but with our defense being the way it has been all season, I guarantee you that Tech game is going to be a shootout. I guess Richt will get another shot at trying to get the defense right. We haven’t had a truly good one since VanGorder left.

CHDawg

November 16th, 2013
11:20 pm

We have a lot of fans who are hiding from reality: we have one of the youngest D’s ever fielded with one senior and a freshman everywhere you look. Coaches are still trying to turn them into an SEC D. The had the talent and needed to put up 45-50 each game to win. The key was the line, but the injuries were devastating. Still, our tackles have looked like they drugged on each of the losses. How can you just let the ends run right around you? I would believe they were better, but I saw our tackles manhandle SC and LSU and Florida. So why do they let down against Clemson, Vandy, Missouri and Auburn? They can block with the best when they want to. I just don’t believe #30 can outrush Clowney. Sorry. He definitely seems to have talked to Fairley, though.

CHDawg

November 16th, 2013
11:21 pm

The offense had the talent, and we needed

UGA AD will do nothing at all. Not a thing, folks.

November 16th, 2013
11:29 pm

McGarity, the UGA AD, will do not one thing about the football coaching staff. Not one thing.

If UGa wins 8 or 9 in 2014, he will say UGa turned the corner.

UGA is mired up in mediocrity.

As a UGA grad, i am sickened by the Dream Team noise and the Finish The Drill crap. CMR has no ability to win big anymore. TXAM and MIZZO coaches are superior to UGA, as is Vandy and AU. Florida will hire a new staff and UGA will be stuck in the lower level of the SEC East. Ole Miss will be passing UGA in 2014,

UGA wants to be UNC is everything. Lousy football and great academics. CMR knows that. THAT is WHY he lacks FIRE in THE BELLY

RRTracker

November 16th, 2013
11:31 pm

Boxscore:

1st quarter Auburn 10, UGA 0
2nd Quarter Auburn 17, UGA 10
3rd Quarter Auburn 7, UGA 7
4th Quarter Auburn 9, UGA 21

UGA won 1 quarter, Auburn won 2 quarters, tied 1 quarter, Auburn earned the win with better consistency throughout the game.

hind tit

November 16th, 2013
11:31 pm

Grantham has to go period. No improvement on defense since he came here. Being young no longer applies at this point in the season. Giving up forty points a game just doesn’t get it in this league. It,s never been the offense under Richt and Bobo but the defense. When you score forty points a game your suppose to win. What a waste.

sick of Richt

November 16th, 2013
11:34 pm

I’ve had it with this incompetent “coach” and I use that word loosely, and his inability to inspire a team, hire decent coaches, fire bad ones, or hire a special teams coach. I do have to admire his ability to rake in millions of dollars for being nothing more than mediocre.

jdawg34

November 16th, 2013
11:36 pm

I have said this here before….how many of this comments are true supporters….those of us that buy tickets and donate to Hartman fund. I bet most have never been to a game, but they have nothing to do except wach the game and get the laptop…I have 49 yrs going and will continue..Fair weather fans enjoy your computer and get your kicks off watching the game on TV..

sick of Richt

November 16th, 2013
11:39 pm

More than any other play in any other game, the last auburn touchdown will go down in history as the most memorable moment in Mark Richt’s tenure. What a legacy. What a coach.

AuburnGuy

November 16th, 2013
11:43 pm

Well, my UGA friends, some of you act like you should never lose to Auburn despite the fact that except for 2010 your team has dominated mine. The football gods give and they taketh away. I saw the Lindsey Scott game. I was at the Hobnail Boot game. You can’t have them all, Georgia fans. Life just doesn’t work out that way. I’ve been watching Auburn/UGA games for 50 years now, and your team has certainly had it’s share of snatching victory from the jaws of defeat from Auburn. Tonight it was your turn. With a full moon watching, no less.

TU

November 16th, 2013
11:44 pm

Heartbreaking for sure, but what an emotional, gut wrenching final minutes that I have ever experienced.One minute you are floating above the clouds and the next you are looking for the tag of the truck that ran over you.
We can go on forever discussing the what ifs and the would’a could’a should’as.

Mobile Dawg

November 16th, 2013
11:45 pm

Love the never quit in the Dawg players. I’ve got nothing good to say, nothing bad to say. Exactly what I expected. I believe I said before the game the AU defensive line would be the difference. They pressured Murray all night. Dawgs lost a heartbreaker tonight. They will lose more heartbreakers than they win under Richt and staff.

AU outplayed us all night, a tribute to our players that we were there in the end.

How bout Wagers throwing the unsportsmanlike conduct flag against Richt.

From MNC contenders to 6 – 4.

Coaching errors I saw tonight were the pooch kick. Don’t know why we would have given the ball to such a prolific offense to start the game anyway when we won the toss.

AuburnGuy

November 16th, 2013
11:47 pm

By the way, my salute to Aaron Murray. What a great, gutsy performance by a young man who just refused to lose. Some of you should be ashamed by the things you have said about him tonight. Believe me, you Georgia folks are going to miss him when he’s gone.

Humble Fan

November 16th, 2013
11:51 pm

Well…that was quite the game. The summary to me is simple.

Love or hate Murray, you have to respect him. He could have given up and we would be in worse shape without him. He may not be the best quarterback. But he has certainly earned respect for being a leader and fighter through thick and thin, It’s pretty obvious. You don’t have to be on a winning team to have those qualities and fortunately for him, those qualities will last more than a football game win will. He will have his success in the future with better coaching.

A far bigger problem is our coaching on special teams and especially defense. You have to wonder if Richt could get over the edge with a better supporting cast. Maybe, maybe not. Maybe we can’t win the big one with him. It does seem quite unlikely without a special teams coach.

What I am 100% sure of is our defense is pathetic. The hail mary play certainly sums it up well we can all agree. Just terrible. The players do try, for better and sadly oftentimes worse. Grantham may very well be the worst defensive coach I have seen in a long time in these parts. The fact that he is even permitted back in Athens to do anything other than collect his belongings is an indicator that many are right…we cannot win the big one with him. We have to have a defense. Until that is fixed, it really doesn’t matter what we think of Bobo, Richt and others. We MUST have a defense!

At least we had hope for a while. The team does have fight for sure. They could have given up when down 20. They didn’t. There is something to be said for that. It will be a complete shame if the coaching is not changed for next year. A true shame.

Coach Grantham, if you need help leaving, I am sure there is no shortage of UGA fans that will help you load the moving truck. You won’t have to pay a dime.

sick of Richt

November 16th, 2013
11:53 pm

Auburn guy I agree with you and would never criticize Aaron Murray. The young man has more heart and grit and guts at 22 years of age than most people accumulate in a lifetime. I’m just still trying to figure out why you were at a Georgia florida game and a Georgia tennessee game.

Mobile Dawg

November 16th, 2013
11:58 pm

jdawg34, after 13 years a lot of us think it’s just time for a change. It’s not about this loss, it’s about the fact that we just seemed to be mired in mediocrity. Richt is to popular, it would take a big set of cahoonas to let him go. McGarity can’t do it, he doesn’t have the authority, and I don’t think he has the backbone to initiate it. I just don’t see light at the end of the tunnel. I’m not a fair weather fan, but it’s a tough business. Coaches are hired to be fired. I would feel sorry for Richt but then I remember the millions of dollars we’re paying him.

Real Problem

November 17th, 2013
12:10 am

Our coaching is AWFUL….
Hire Kirby Smart and watch how things are done the Alabama way. Much needed in Athens.

GoDawgs

November 17th, 2013
12:14 am

Simple fact is this:

Richt won 10 in ‘11, 12 in ‘12, and has a shot to win 9 in ‘13 with all of the injuries and a terrible defensive coordinator killing the team.

I’d love to get rid of Richt if I could get a guy I KNEW could do better. We’re looking at having to get a guy in Saban or Urban’s league to guarantee it. It’s either that or find a top assistant (like we did with Richt) and hope to God that he can elevate the program. Richt had to do better than 8-4 when he got here because that was the kind of season that got Donnan canned. We finished 8-4 in Richt’s first year and people would have hated his guts if 13-1 and an SEC title hadn’t happened the following season.

Nothing short of what Saban is doing at Bama will be good enough for most of us. That’s our problem.

stendek

November 17th, 2013
12:15 am

Hey Auburn Guy goof…I WON”T MISS LOSER ONE NIT!

stendek

November 17th, 2013
12:15 am

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 17th, 2013
12:26 am

YOU prissy TROLLS don’t have the guts to set foot on a football field and no comprehension of how violent college football is… Murray has more courage in his little finger than you do in your whole body.

stendek

November 17th, 2013
12:32 am

I’ve had it with this incompetent “coach” and I use that word loosely, and his inability to inspire a team, hire decent coaches, fire bad ones, or hire a special teams coach. I do have to admire his ability to rake in millions of dollars for being nothing more than mediocre.

Amen my friend.

No next level with status quo.

EVER!

True Dawg fans realize this.

:(

stendek

November 17th, 2013
12:33 am

Shove it Florida troll jerk…

Lamar

November 17th, 2013
12:37 am

WHEN WILL GRANTHAM GET FIRED??!! Time after time the defense looks like it don’t have a clue! Ever since he took over, the defense is pathetic! Remember last year?? A NFL defense that got 8 players drafted, could not stop the run then. GUESS WHAT?? THEY STILL CAN’T AND WANT UNTIL HE GETS OUT OF ATHENS!! He makes Ga VERY HARD TO WATCH!! ENOUGH SAID!!

Desert Fox

November 17th, 2013
12:45 am

Bill. When CTG called for 3 man rush (actually only 2 rushed the AU QB) on 4th and 18, did that remind you of say LSU 4th and 23??? Forget the botched play by JHC and Mathews, what cost GA this game was the prevent win defense CTG employs in these situations but nothing ever prevails from it but bad things. CTG cost GA this game. His pressure finally got to AU late in the game so why do something different when it was working so well?? That’s a lack of good coaching. I hope he goes and CMR w/him. AM deserved better.

RawDawg

November 17th, 2013
12:53 am

Sickened when I saw Penn Wagers and crew had been sent to the Barn. I had predicted this but didn’t believe it until I saw it. The SEC has no shame.

AJC please do some investigative articles on the SEC referees and their agendas. When fans know the names of referees and expectations of cheating, then it’s simply unacceptable to watch it unfold.

Aaron Murray has been targeted more than any player in the nation this year [historically he is legend for surviving attacks by Fairley & Dial], yet there hasn’t been a call for him all year. He was targeted by Auburn’s # 30 Ford just before the end of the first half and on the last play of the game. Both hits were classic head targeting shots that the new rule was implemented to stop. Murray may be the toughest dude on the planet to survive these but how is it that one of the players this penalty was created for is immune to it’s protection? Murray has been hit with impunity this year.

How about the holding on Ray Drew on Auburn’s winning touchdown throw? With only two guys rushing and multiple refs in the backfield, this hold could not have been missed.

How about the Auburn player recovering the fumble with his knees with Clemons clutching the ball to his chest. Penn throwing the flag on Richt on this travesty was Wagers at his best.

The SEC is the best football conference in the NCAA and it deserves to have the best refereeing as well. Sadly enough it has the worse.

7576DAWG

November 17th, 2013
12:55 am

Alabama will beat Auburn at least 17 points but probably more.

NCDawg

November 17th, 2013
1:27 am

Not going to defend the defense… they played well for the last 12 minutes of the game but before that there were too many guys over running plays and missing tackles. There were some good tackles in space but not enough. Auburn’s offense is potent and will give any defense problems but I’m pretty sure our guys could have done a better job.

NCDawg

November 17th, 2013
1:27 am

I’m pretty sure now that Coach Grantham needs to go. His scheme is too complex and creates confusion. And that confusion creates self doubt in our defenders. The same things happen too often. And no, I haven’t “changed” my mind…I have had my observations confirmed beyond doubt now. I am always willing to give the benefit of the doubt and reasonable accomodation due to mitigating factors but now the body of work is to full for doubt.

NCDawg

November 17th, 2013
1:31 am

I think someone else could get more out of this group of players than Coach Grantham can. I don’t think he is a bad coach… I just think he asks too much out of these players as far as his scheme is concerned. There is too much room for error. And without tears of seasoning those errors crop up regularly. Not ideal for 3 and out college football.

NCDawg

November 17th, 2013
1:34 am

tears = years

NCDawg

November 17th, 2013
1:36 am

Auburn will give Bama fits and if their horseshoe doesn’t fall out of their arse… they may just beat them. They can throw the ball and Bama’s Achilles heel is the pass. Even Miss St was moving the ball throwing it against them. Question is how Bama will handle those edges while denying the middle. It won’t be a blow out.

RugbyDawg

November 17th, 2013
1:40 am

I agree about Aaron Murray’s performance. As a whole, UGA fans are oblivious to how hard our teams fights and works to improve every weekend. People can’t pull themselves away from the TV enough to realize that these are actual kids who go to school full time and play football full time too. Our armchair QB’s sit in the basement at Ma’s yelling at Murray and CMR while those guys are out doing great things. It’s not just about wins and losses anymore people. Start waking up to the fact that life is more than black and white, left and right, and winning being the only thing that matters. We need to change the way we think or the future for us is a grim one. It’s Cold War mentality in a Globalized and integrated world and it permeates through everything we talk about and discuss. Children think in black and white terms. It actually takes some courage and thought to look at the grey and figure out what is really happening.

NCDawg

November 17th, 2013
1:52 am

We came into the game wanting to control the ball and were forced into a shootout. Gurley became a factor late but The Barn was bound and determined to nullify him early. We tried going pass happy and that petered out. It wasn’t until we started gaining a bit of balance that the offense started clicking.

Anybody notice JJ Green hasn’t carried the ball hardly at all in the past 3 games? I was thinking we might try and use him on the edge since Auburn was stuffing the run and Gurley is noticeably slower since he came back. No SLOW but not the way he was. He still got some runs to the edge and a few passes.

The opening 3 and outs set the tone for the first half. If we move the ball early, this is a totally different game. I think if we’d gotten the ball first it would have been different.

The special teams weren’t that bad… there was the pooch kick… and the bogus penalty on that 1 punt. Otherwise the snaps were good and the coverage was good. Barber had a couple of bad punts. But even teams with special teams coordinators and sterling traditions of stellar ST play have shanked punts.

Festus

November 17th, 2013
1:53 am

Any lip readers got any idea what CMR said that got him an unsportsmanlike penalty? Mathew Stafford is a pro quarterback who might one day win the Super Bowl. Doubt Murray will make it in the pros. CMR is a better coach than anyone you could get as a replacement. Coaches are over rated. Auburn was a NC with Gene What His Name.

NCDawg

November 17th, 2013
1:55 am

I’m not even going to say anything about the officiating. I’ve seen a few people that saw things the way I did. It just smells rotten. Very bad. Those guys need to be publicly humiliated by the League. But we all know that ain’t happening.

NCDawg

November 17th, 2013
1:55 am

I’m out…

NCDawg

November 17th, 2013
2:16 am

RugbyDawg
November 17th, 2013
1:40 am

Sorry to say this but those sentiments will be excoriated when the regulars return in the morning. Prepare to be told you are part of the problem by not “demanding” better and that is why the Bulldogs don’t win Championships.

These are men that have vested their manhood’s in the fortunes of 18-22 year old on a football field. They are obsessed with keeping up with the Jones’. Every loss is an insult to their masculinity and that requires a visceral reaction in the form of the “blame game” So the Coaches are to blame and if any player makes a mistake it’s their fault too. Losing is seen to be the equivalent of “cold water shrinkage”.

Now don’t get me wrong… I LOVE football. I play to win when I compete. I think competition is essential. But these reactions are just a symptom of the skewed priorities in our society. We are completely out of whack. We ignore the things that are foundational and glorify the transitory. But unfortunately there far too few people that even consider such things.

So prepare to be flamed and don’t be shocked by the rude responses if you check back.

Now I’m out…

ModestoDawg

November 17th, 2013
3:24 am

NCDawg: Don’t even cry ofifciating. Dawgs played their hearts out…

ModestoDawg

November 17th, 2013
3:28 am

NC: After 4 yrs Grantham players can understand his Defense! Stop it!

Eric C.

November 17th, 2013
3:39 am

AuburnGuy, yep…I remember 2002 very well. Does that one still sting? Also, most Dawg fans appreciate Murray.

Eric C.

November 17th, 2013
3:41 am

RRTracker, as an Auburn fan, you seem to be ignorant of Marshall’s situation at UGA. He wanted to play CB at UGA.

Eric C.

November 17th, 2013
3:46 am

Stendek, you are wrong about Murray. If he had any kind of defense behind him, he’d have at least one NC.

Chris

November 17th, 2013
3:48 am

To the people who still actually believe Georgia leads the world in recruiting…nope sorry they do not. Alabama does. And Alabama wins championships. Alabama has had the best recruiting class in the nation quite a few years recently, so it’s not just coaching up your talent, it’s getting the talent. Which Alabama does. Don’t even remember the last time Georgia had the number one recruiting class in the nation.

Chris

November 17th, 2013
3:48 am

Also agree with you Eric C. Georgia hasn’t been the same since VanGorder left.

Eric C.

November 17th, 2013
3:48 am

BigCrimson75, this one doesn’t look good for you…Auburn may wreck your season.

Eric C.

November 17th, 2013
3:57 am

Chris, agreed…BVG really seemed to connect with his players a lot better. There is a disconnect between TG (and WM before) with the players. It has resulted in catastrophic failures, such as not batting down the ball when necessary, and other mental breakdowns. Auburn has won 86 straight games when scoring 30+, while UGA has lost twice this year while scoring 35+.

Chris

November 17th, 2013
4:11 am

and Eric you also look at the way the Georgia defensive players are always looking at the sidelines or at each other and seem to have no clue what the play call is or who they are to defend. That happened on the td pass early in the game. That is a result of very poor coaching. Grantham needs to go, and Georgia needs to find someone who will take care of this D. Which is another advantage Saban has had at Alabama…he’s got Smart who has done a tremendous job with his D and Smart has stuck around for a long time. We need a guy who will coach them up and stay around for a while.

Kenny

November 17th, 2013
6:19 am

UGA was fun with Munson. He called the games from the underdog perspective. 1980 was 33 years ago folks. Not close since except 13-1 and even then CMR lost to Florida. Munson was great because UGA has always been top of the second tier. That’s what made Munson’s dramatic narrative so great. And remember, back then there were more crappy teams on the schedule. Still Dooley won most of the games he was supposed to win. UGA had a very tough schedule this year and devastating injuries. But UGA is right about where they always are. Top of the second tier. That’s where they will always be. That’s the tradition and that’s the history. Top of the second tier. After 13 seasons, CMR is a winner but a winner at the top of the also rans. Next year won’t be any better. CMR is the almost coach. CMR teams only win when they don’t make mistakes and they have given away too many winnable games through terrible coaching and mental mistakes. That’s just who he is.

John

November 17th, 2013
6:33 am

Last 3 QB’s to beat Bama…Tebow, Newton and Johnny Football…what do they have in common…they can extend plays with their feet and are mobile. A drop back QB plays right into Bama’s defensive plans, a mobile QB is the X factor….this read option will give Bama a hard time because the QB reads the defense in real time.

CHDawg

November 17th, 2013
6:44 am

There were people who thought Ruth couldn’t hit and Jordan couldn’t play basketball. Murray is one of the SEC greats of all time, and we have guys complaining? Of course, they could be one of the many faces of St. Simons and not UGA fans at all. I wish somebody would put Drew/Wilson/Moore on youtube along with the three hits by #30 last night and ask, which hit got the penalty? The one CBS highlighted and compared to Fairley’s cheap shots was just roughing the passer. The hits at 30 seconds in the first half and on the last play were some of the worst targeting hits I have seen all year! Top of his helmet, he left his feet, becoming a projectile, and they were both after Murray had released. The one in the first half was from behind Murray! What the refs did was dangerous to Murray. I hope he has no lasting brain damage. Here is what bothers me. Because Richt and McGarity complained about the horrible calls earlier in the season, I am afraid the refs have a vendetta against UGA, and refused to call the targeting fouls, no matter how blatant. If so, it is sad that they would risk these young men’s health. UGA should send the video and complain again to the SEC about these two missed calls imo. I hate talking about this because it was a great win by AU. I think very highly of their staff. Congrats. The war the refs are waging with UGA isn’t AU’s fault. I would talk to 30 because I can guarantee they will call it against Bama. Remember, they let Fairley get away with murder against UGA and then flagged him for nothing against Bama to let him know he would be treated differently against other teams by the refs!

Goldfish

November 17th, 2013
7:14 am

Let’s face it, we are what we are, never quite good enough to run with the big dawgs. Unless something changes the dawgs will always be a tier below Spurrier, Saban, Meyer etc coached teams.

1969 Graduate

November 17th, 2013
7:18 am

Very interesting, mostly accurate, and mostly insightful comments. Thanks, guys. I enjoyed reading this thread.

I thought Aaron Murray would have a game like he had, and carry UGA to a great victory – overcoming bad defense, bad special teams, and incompetent, inept coaching – I was wrong.

I was almost right. Aaron is, I think, a really fine (not perfect), and sometimes amazing quarterback, and a DGD. But, I was wrong in not giving enough credit to the power of our coaches. I’m not sure the greatest Dawg of my lifetime – #34 – would have been capable of carrying these coaches to victory.

I truly believe those high up in the UGA decision making process are perfectly fine with Georgia being exactly where we are. Someone said it perfectly: Top of the Second Tier.

I predict CTG – I use the C reluctantly – will be given a raise or a contract extension. Mark Richt will be here forever. They’re doing their jobs (according to someone’s standards, and that someone signs their checks).

Our coaches should be run out of town. Their bosses should be tarred and feathered.

I called my son in the first quarter, and told him I think we might be able to beat Kentucky. Of course, that means we might be able to beat them if our coaches don’t shoot us in the foot. Big if…

I’m tired of KA Drinkers saying we can’t fire Richt because who would we get, we’d be Tennessee, etc. Most of us can readily think of several coaches who would have won this game and the other games we’ve lost this year.

I salute our players for almost winning in spite of not having been prepared to do so. They deserve better.

Go, Dawgs. Win in spite of your idiot coaches.

Phil

November 17th, 2013
7:19 am

“I’d love to get rid of Richt if I could get a guy I KNEW could do better”..

We can’t get Saban or Meyer or any of those, so there is no guarantee of that. We would have to go with an unproven assistant most likely. BUT, we DO KNOW what Richt has proven. He CANNOT and WILL NOT ever win a NC at Georgia. That much he has proven.

So do we stick with what we do know? Is that good enough for most of you? It is apparently with McGarity, I say let’s go in a different direction, possibly with Kirby Smart. A Nick Saban disciple can’t be a bad choice I don’t think.

Oh by the way, ask Auburn how did their coaching change work out for them….

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
7:20 am

Now that the shock has worn off and all the emotion is gone, that was an incredibly dumb play and typical Mark Richt football. An interception right there accomplishes absolutely nothing. Bill just assumes that our players are being coached to bat the ball down in such a situation. To the contrary, it was a sloppy undisciplined play that unfortunately is the chief characteristic of Mark Richt football now. Nobody should be surprised anymore.

Just bat the ball down and game over. It’s that simple. No wonder Mark Richt can’t beat good teams. Success is in the details.

Phil

November 17th, 2013
7:28 am

dawgfan,
Exactly. just knock it down and the game is over. Instead we have 2 guys fighting to see who gets the interception. Neither one tried to knock it down, they were both going for the interception. And I don’t believe for one minute that our guys are coached to knock it down. More dumb coaching from Richt and Grantham. Defense was a joke all game long, not surprised they would let something like this happen.

legionaire

November 17th, 2013
7:30 am

As usual UGA was unprepared, confused, & could not make the adjustments needed on the sidelines to stop the run game. To say that Richt and Grantham were outcoached is being kind. Auburn was the 7th ranked team and showed a number of different looks and were clearly the superior team. McGarrity has some real thinking to do about Grantham. He ain’t no Erk Russell or Van Gorder.

Charles Sikes

November 17th, 2013
7:34 am

Gator friend of mine told me five years ago that Ga. would never win a NC because we are content with winning 9 or ten games a year. I’m beginning to believe him.

DatDawg

November 17th, 2013
7:39 am

A real defensive coordinator would have told his secondary to, ‘KNOCK THE BALL DOWN!!!’ Not try to intercept the ball. Poor coaching. Whatever – I’m going to hang with the rest of the fans who question the validity of certain fans who desire more than mediocrity. It’s why the state-of-Georgia is always on the outside looking in on championships – we just expect mediocrity. From now on, I’m going to follow the pack. Nick Saban is evil.

wiseoldawg

November 17th, 2013
7:46 am

The main thing to learn fro this is that when you have a talented player on your team who breaks the law, make sure he goes to jail and not to a rival school

Daniel#12

November 17th, 2013
7:48 am

How many times this year on 3rd or 4th and forever have we rushed 3, dropped 8 into cover and gotten burned? I cannot believe Grantham did it again.

oakisland

November 17th, 2013
7:55 am

Thanks coach Grantham, you made me start drinking, smoking, and cursing again.

Jonathan

November 17th, 2013
7:55 am

Roswell Dawg: Poor Recruiting. Are you kidding?? Go to Rivals100 and look back the last 8 years – UGA is always in the Top10. Nick Marshall (AU) and Zach Mettenberger (LSU) – two exceptional SEC QB’s former Dawgs. Here is SC – UGA stole AJ Green a few years back. I give my left n** if Spurrier could recruit half as good a UGA. Oh yeah, UGA lost 7 D starters to the 2012 NFL draft more than any other FBS team. Count your blessings.

Phil

November 17th, 2013
7:59 am

Daniel#12,
Exactly. I was expecting them to make the 1st down, we do it every time. Was not expecting them to throw deep like that. Not even shocked something like that tipped ball happened. Our guys are fighting to see who gets the meaningless interception instead of knocking it down. More bad coaching from Grantham.

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
8:00 am

Just another instance of one of our guys more worried about a big highlight than winning the game. True story.

It all starts at the top folks.

Gene

November 17th, 2013
8:01 am

I don’t quite agree with Bill’s assessment. Auburn handed the fourth quarter to the dogs with stupid momentum killing penalties. I agree that Murray played a great game, and I didn’t see Gurley punch anyone in the face. I think that Murray’s knee was down on the TD, and the gods of football retaliated for the bad call and gave the game back to Auburn.

georgedawg

November 17th, 2013
8:06 am

Love this team! Hard to swallow the loss but what an effort. I’d get a new defensive coordinator and a new offensive line coach. Spend some of that money. Grantham wants to coach in the pros and sold us down the river last recruiting class and Will Friend was brought in when Richt was on the hot seat. We need someone that can bring in some real stars on the offensive line – Friend is not getting it done there.

If these comments are really from our fans – i’d get some new fans, too.

Phil

November 17th, 2013
8:06 am

Daniel#12,
There was even a timeout before that last play. Grantham should have been telling his guys to just knock any pass down. No penalties, just knock any pass down. Had all the time in the world to reinforce that to the defense.

Macclenny_dawg

November 17th, 2013
8:13 am

Get over the official’s costing us the games. The referees are paid by the SEC and the SEC wants the best possible matchups and Auburn and Alabama would be it for this week. If our inept coaches would ever get the team to play 4 quarters we would beat anybody. But that want never happen with conservative Richt. Same crap game after game and season after season. Sick of Richt!!!

Owen Scott, III

November 17th, 2013
8:18 am

Winning this one would have been awesome- whatever ones take, we all shared the amazement of the Q4 come back and the instantaneous “thrill of victory, agony of defeat” emotions of the Auburn miracle TD play. And then to make it down once again to the last play and fall short.

Macclenny_dawg

November 17th, 2013
8:20 am

There’s not much of a chance for us to get a top coordinator to come to Georgia they know Richt is too conservative and wouldn’t be able to call an aggressive game plan. That’s why we had to get our 4th choice of defense coordinators when Richt hired Grantham!!!

Todd's Big Salary

November 17th, 2013
8:26 am

todd will want a bigger salary next year–if not, his agent will threaten to get him a bigger deal somewhere else again like last year–it works!

Spike

November 17th, 2013
8:26 am

Murray is a WARRIOR! A WARRIOR! Oh how I miss Thomas Davis, Greg Blue, Scott Woerner, Jimmy Payne, and long for the old “Junkyard Dogs” defense…

Minnesota Dawg

November 17th, 2013
8:29 am

CMR is a great coach. Don’t get rid of him. Our basic problem this year has been the defense. You don’t win many when you are giving up over thirty points a game. Improve that defense and you have a winner at GA. Go dawgs!

mdawg

November 17th, 2013
8:44 am

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can Stop it

Yeah and in two weeks Au barn might just give ya’ll yours.
I hope your not so stupid as to think that Bama is unbeatable.

TiredDawg

November 17th, 2013
8:45 am

The miracle pass was so bad it was pathetic. That is the luckiest play in the history of the Au UGA series and maybe the sec.
Eric Zier says it best:
In the end, as Eric Zeier put it afterward, it was a game Georgia had no business being in and yet had no business losing.

Jack Quick

November 17th, 2013
8:46 am

The “Miracle on the Plains” was football karma after the refs blew the call on the alleged Murray TD.

Aubie

November 17th, 2013
9:02 am

I warned you thusly…

Bazinga!!!

Jabberwock

November 17th, 2013
9:09 am

Note to bloggers: I have been searching all night and morning for a quote of from any UGA DB saying “Coach Grantham or Coach Lakatos NEVER told us to just knock the ball down on that last play.”

I assume all you naysayers were in the huddle or regularly attend practice. Thanks for your insightful knowledge.

Jabberwock

November 17th, 2013
9:16 am

“It wasn’t a fluky play. They launched it out there and were hoping for a miracle,” Richt said. “When you’re playing that type of prevent defense and the goal is not to let anyone get behind you, the goal is to knock the ball down and win the game, and it just didn’t happen that way.”

“We had two guys in position; we’ve just gotta finish on the ball,” Grantham said. “It’s fourth-and-18. We want to knock the ball down and get off the field.”

Spike

November 17th, 2013
9:18 am

And I am officially on the Grassy Knoll with some of these Refs.. Do you ever see Muschamp get flagged for his pyschotic rants? Saban? And no review on the fumble we recovered? No late hit calls against Murray? Recall 2010? And the cheap shot right in front of the ref on Murray in the SEC Championship game? Somebody tell me where I’m going wrong.

Seth

November 17th, 2013
9:21 am

The story of 2013:
TURNOVER MARGIN.

As of today, Georgia ranks 110th in turnover margin which means:
1) Murray throws way too many interceptions (LAST IN NCAA IN 2013 & 2011, #90 in 2012)
2) Defense, for the 1st time since Grantham’s been here, hasn’t bailed Murray out due to the young defense. Defense forced more turnovers than Bama in 2010, 2011 and 2012, so don’t buy Seth’s garbage, blaming everything on the defense. Not true, and way off.

Murray turnover issues for 3 years in big games have put Georgia sop behind the 8 ball it’s been hard to dig out.

Murray has now thrown an interception against an SEC in every single loss in
2011
2012
2013

Got to fix that next year. I don’t think it’s coaching, so Hutson Mason SHIOULD be a lot better there, which means you win these type of games.

UGA since 2010, has lost 97% of its’ games when losing the turnover battle.

Seth

November 17th, 2013
9:29 am

Just can’t beat ranked teams, losing the turnover battle. Murray has to know that. Murray also had a fumble in this game.

Georgia loses 97% of the time against SEC teams when we lose the turnover battle. And Murray has been the worst in the nation for three years running.

I am sick of it.

Kneedragn

November 17th, 2013
9:30 am

Just knock the ball down. What coach would not have told his defense that on that last play of the game? Oh I forgot, the UGA coaches. That’s why we lost the game. As long as the Georgia fans accept mediocrity, that’s what we are going to get. CMR and his staff need to go.

BullDog Mike

November 17th, 2013
9:35 am

Folks, this was not a loss you can remotely pin on Murray. No other QB in the SEC could have brought this team back from such a deficit in 4th quarter. Marshall does not even have the possibility of being the QB Murray is. are you freakin kidding me ! Marshall is one of those hybrid players that look decent only in a spread offense that only works in college. Strong arm , not that accurate.. Better at scrambling and running on designed plays. CMR did right thing letting him go. I don’t want a thief on my team either. Face it people, if JHC just simply knocks ball down to ground like he was supposed to, Murray would be looked at a lot different this morning.

James Alexandra

November 17th, 2013
9:37 am

Well it was a good season in the beginning until the players started to get hurt and it seems things went in the wrong direction quickly.

I too don’t understand how so many third and fourth downs can be made into first downs against this team so late in the season? And too see a fourth down conversion made into a touchdown ? This is to late in the season for that to happen consistently on Georgia’ defense!

I am not against Coach Richt or his staff but surely some soul searching must go on and changes have to be made. If Coach Malzahn can take Auburn to the level it’s at in one year after a year like last year, it makes me wonder?

I just don’t know how much longer this is acceptable at Georgia? I think our players are as good as any players in the country, but the type of offense and defense Georgia plays gets players ready for the NFL, but does little to bring Championships to Georgia.

As a Georgia and Atlanta fan, this year is like going back to the 60′ and 70’s, it’s unreal! Both teams were within yards of playing in the big games last year and the results for this year has been terrible.

I understand Georgia and Florida have had major injuries but so does other teams and that can’t not be an acceptable excuse at Georgia and for that at Florida.

It pains me to see such a hater of Georgia football as Steve Spurrier have the opportunity to possibly play for the SEC crown this year!

I-DOG

November 17th, 2013
9:43 am

I didn’t think it was all that heartbreaking. With run Lindsey run there was something on the line. Sure, it would have been nice to win the game, but really once you have lost to Vandy (still their only SEC win right? What does Vandy have 4 SEC wins in the last five years?) and have 3 losses already… the games aren’t quite as meaningful.

Yes it was a difficult way to lose after starting to show a pulse with just over 12 minutes left in the game, but the 2002 loss to Florida, last year’s Bama game and last year’s South Carolina debacle were much more heart breaking in my opinion. I thought the Colorado game at Boulder was more heartbreaking when we fumbled away the game winning field goal opportunity. I sat there in the stands thinking how can we have lost this game to a program where 6 wins is a big improvement and bowl eligibility is the goal? With AJ GREEN playing for us!!

Auburn deserved to win the game. Georgia looked silly in the first half. Not prepared, outpunted, outkickoffed, out offensive lined, out defensive lined, out running backed, out quarterbacked, and out wide receivered… certainly outcoached .

It was a fun comeback and an entertaining 4th quarter, but look how poised and hard nosed Auburn was under a first year coach and all new staff. It didn’t take Auburn 3-4 years to get competitive again with a regime change. It happened quick.

was a penalty on just about every offensive drive in the first three quarters. How can an offensive team have 12 men in the huddle on the opening play of the drive when they were sitting on the side lines for 6 minutes of game time while Auburn converted first down after first down and we had all that time to communicate to the offensive unit what the first play and first formation (including which 11 guys were going to be in on the first play).

Pago Pago Dawg

November 17th, 2013
9:51 am

We agree, how could Auburn go from nothing last year to a winning team this year with new coaches?!?!

zmoney

November 17th, 2013
9:56 am

I’ve said this so many times,that GRATHAM is a waste of money if Georgia could play a little better defense they would be playing for another national championship, the bulldogs havent stop anyone since he has been there, with a team loaded with seniors or this year the excuse is we have a lot of freshmen.It looks like they just dont play with the I’m gonna win attitude.and it seems like he dont have a good judge of his personnel cause the player seems like he is getting burnt( #25)GIVE Grathman his 2 wk notice GA can do better.

Apopka, FL Dawg

November 17th, 2013
9:57 am

Hopefully, a lesson learned in this game by our young DBs. No chance for the receiver to catch the ball on 4th down with the game on the line; just let it go or knock it down. Maybe during the off season with a year of experience they will learn to THINK and BE AWARE . Saban would never tolerate the mental mistakes our players make; that’s why he couches championship teams year after year. The young DBs are still confused over coverages at times. Next year they will be experienced, so no excuses except for poor coaching. Memo to coaches; FUNDAMENTALS, FUNDAMENTALS AND FUNDAMENTALS. Also, get a kicker who can put a kickoff into or out of the end zone like other teams do. Why in the world would a big time college football program recruit a kicker who can’t get the ball to the end zone? We get a lot of good players back next year and they will be health. Maybe next year.

cmr

November 17th, 2013
10:00 am

Pago, AU coach was the OC during the Cam Newton year and only left AU during last season to coach at another program. He then comes back to AU as the HC. His system and players to run it are already in place. That is why such the dramatic turn around.

Apopka, FL Dawg

November 17th, 2013
10:03 am

Florida was 11-2 last year and Muschamp was SEC coach of the year. This year florida fans are calling for his head, as well as the head of the OC. He will have more year. If not big improvement next year, he is gone. Other schools don’t wait year after year after year like we do to realize they need coaching changes. Auburn didn’t wait very long after their NC season to get rid of their coach when their program went south and they are once again a strong SEC team. But, Georgia is just peachy king of a mediocre program with great athletes year after year.

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
10:06 am

The play was just bad defense. Only one guy should have been going for the ball. The other guy should have put himself in position to make a tackle to prevent the catastrophe that ended up happening. It was a horribly underthrown ball the receiver had little chance of catching so both guys didn’t need to go after the ball. Yes it was a lucky play because the ball was under thrown and the receiver just ended up in the right place at the right time, but it could have easily been avoided with good defense. When you aren’t playing your best things like that happen. That’s Mark Richt football.

By the way, claiming that it was the result of “great concentration” on the receiver’s part as I’ve heard is completely laughable. The dude had a 4 leaf clover up his arse on that play.

BigRed

November 17th, 2013
10:08 am

Agree with all the above who are tired of Aaron Murray’s untimely interceptions.

Anyone want to get sick? Look at Murray’s stats through the 1st three quarters. Why does Murray wait until he is 3 td’s behind to start playing hard?

Come on man, time for the Hutson Mason era to begin. Nothing left for Richt to keep playing Murray for, so looking at 2 wins to finish out the season, maybe a Bowl game win too for a nice change (Murray is also 1-2 in Bowl games).

Hutson Mason era starts vs Kentucky!!! Cant’ wait!!!!

I-DOG

November 17th, 2013
10:10 am

Congrats to Auburn by the way, what a well prepared and well coached team. They played very physical the whole game.

Georgia has much better players and that is really the only reason that the comeback was even possible. Auburn wasn’t able to stop Georgia’s passing game. That is their one weakness on defense, but I’m sure for next season they will get some additional personnel to address that and coach that weakness up a little as that is what good coaching staff’s are able to do. Next season Georgia will lead the league in penalties again for the 4th or 5th straight year, our special teams will be an adventure, our offensive line will be spotty, and our defense will be near the bottom of the league in yards, scoring, and 3rd down prevention.

Auburn got really unlucky when they ran into each other on that critical 3rd and 4 play in the 4th quarter where their receiver hadn’t cleared the area yet from the pre-snap action. What are the chances that the Georgia defense stops Auburn if they don’t run into each other and fall down on that play? 10%? 20%? Not much more given the number of 3rd downs Auburn converted. That was the only time on offense that they didn’t look crisp and it came at a terrible time for them.

I turned to the Dawg fans around me on that 4th and 18 when I saw we were rushing only 3 guys. I said, “Auburn will pick up this 1st down easily… he will have all day to throw. I didn’t think Auburn would chuck it deep and obviously nobody thought that three Georgia defenders wouldn’t know to knock the ball toward the ground with all your might in that situation. It is 4th down, the offensive takes over and takes a knee in victory formation if the ball hits the turf. You strike the ball towards the earth with everything you have in that situation. I would be disappointed in my local high school team if they had let that happen and we are TERRIBLE, but everybody on defense knows to do that even if they have no speed and talent.

Georgia had zero energy in the first half. None! How can the coaching staff not be able to get the team up for a game on the road against the #7 team in the country in front of 85,000 fans and on national tv? Especially when we are coming off a cupcake game and we are pretty healthy for the first time in a month.

I don’t want to hear about injuries. The defense was just about at full strength. We had Gurley at 90%, Conley back, Bennett, and Lynch. Not to mention a shot in the arm with Rumph now available and Wooten playing so well.

If Georgia plays a mediocre to average game for the first three quarters, we are up 10-14 points to start the 4th.

Lets take out the cupcakes and see where we are. Georgia lost the opener to Clemson, beat LSU and South Carolina, beat TN, and then lost to Missouri and Vanderbilt back to back. Beat Florida, and lost to Auburn.

Is Georgia the most talented team with the best roster out of those teams? I think an argument can be made for that and we have the second most talented roster at worst out of all those teams. Are there any teams other than maybe Clemson that wouldn’t have switched rosters with UGA pre-season? Florida certainly would want to keep their defense, but 4-4 against this group isn’t all that impressive.

I-DOG

November 17th, 2013
10:17 am

I’m surprised that my fellow dawg fans find this loss as painful as the seem to. What if we won the game? It would have been great, but we are still a three loss team including a loss to 1 win Vandy. We wouldn’t be going to the SECCG or even a very good bowl game.

Sure, it was a stunning play, but wasn’t Georgia’s lethargy in the first half more stunning than the 4th and 18 touchdown? Didn’t Auburn deserve to win this game. I’m a homer for Georgia, but I thought they completely outplayed Georgia for 48 minutes.

Last year’s Alabama game was infinitely more heartbreaking than this game. Had we had time for one more play there is a 50/50 shot we finally win a national title? This was NOTHING compared to that. This year’s Clemson game was the more heartbreaking loss.

Former AU Athlete

November 17th, 2013
10:18 am

The result of the game yesterday should not be blamed on the UGA coaches or players. If the game had ended 60 seconds earlier all of the comments would be talking about one of the greatest turn of events in UGA football history. Well things happen.

Coaches do not play a down on the field and any college athlete believes they can make the play or the coaches would not have recruited them. You can listen to the coaches during practice and go through drills everyday, but until you have been put in that situation any player at that level believes he can make that play.

I will be the first to say that you could run the “4th down and 18″ play 1000 times and the result would not be the same. Well things Happen.

The UGA defensive backs involved in the play are sick about the outcome and in hindsight would do things differently, but every defensive back playing college ball believes they can make that catch.

These players are 19 – 23 years old and have their entire adult life ahead of them and should not be judged on a GAME.

The UGA team played a hell of a game and that is how I will remember the 2013 UGA / AU game with AU getting a break at the end.

As a former AU athlete, I can tell you there are many things I would have done differently in competition, but I learned from my errors and became a better person for it. For the UGA players, today is a new day and the past is the past. There will be many bumps in the road known as life, just hold your heads up high and look forward to the future.

Good Luck.

Michael Bicknell

November 17th, 2013
10:23 am

A friend of mine said that was Auburn’s Lindsay Scott moment and we’ll be seeing it every year from now on.

Aubie

November 17th, 2013
10:24 am

Auburn got complacent and almost threw this game away after decisively outperforming Georgia in the first half. It should have never been so close. Congrats to Georgia for giving their best effort for a full 60 minutes.

I-DOG

November 17th, 2013
10:29 am

UGA season ticket holder. I don’t agree that this would have been one of the greatest wins or comebacks in Georgia history if we had knocked the ball down. I think that is an insult to the history of Georgia football.

Fun, yes. But not very meaningful and really I would have walked out of the Auburn stadium that night telling Auburn fans they deserved to win.

Coastal Dawg

November 17th, 2013
10:29 am

Aaron Murray has a big heart and great will to win. Two freshmen D backs should have been told by the coaches to bat the ball down, but they are young and learning. Great comeback, but no miracle. Just two young guys not being coached on what to do.

4Dawgs

November 17th, 2013
10:30 am

I commented earlier on another blog that not knocking the ball to the ground or letting an offensive player be in position to catch the ball is not the reason TG should have been relieved of his duties as soon as they got back to Athens, it was we rushed two, yes two not three. I think our NG was spying the QB. Even that did not work. When he stepped up in the pocket to throw the ball he was not pressured or hit. On another reason CMR should have fired TG, when CMR drew a penalty for standing up for our players, he went onto the field and tried to fire up the defense. Two or three players they scored. I see TG has really got your back coach!

Bulldawg35

November 17th, 2013
10:40 am

This loss for me is the most disappointing in my history of being a fan. Grantham is a poor teacher. We should of batted that ball into the grass! But oh no…had to tip the ball in the air! Every db in America is coached to knock the ball down!!!!! We are cursed…we are the most unluckiest team in America. Murray played his tail off….we came from behind by 20 points in the 4th…1 play away from winning!….this game reminded me of the Bama game from last year!

I-DOG

November 17th, 2013
10:45 am

If Georgia won last night it would have sent the wrong message to this staff and players. That being, you can go into the opposition’s house against a good SEC opponent and roll your helmet out onto the field for the first three quarters and give a half hearted effort (was it more like 3/16th effort?) and because we are SO TALENTED, we can still win the game.

Don’t worry about being prepared, playing with discipline (the critical penalties) the poor tackling, not using the toss sweep until the 4th quarter.

If we had won this game, it tells the coaches and players that you don’t have to do things the right way because we have good enough talent to win games like this without playing good solid football.

Maybe this loss can inspire the Georgia program to strive for greatness. When our D is having a miserable day… you don’t commit a jumping penalty on special teams to give them an automatic first down and more points. You can’t have 12 guys in the huddle over over again. You can’t commit false start penalties over and over again on the road.

You can’t rush three guys in 4th and 18 situations. You must knock the ball down in that situation.

Losing the game this way at least makes possible that this program will commit to playing football the right way and attempting to become great. If we win this game, it just sends the wrong message about what it takes to win in the SEC.

I-DOG

November 17th, 2013
10:47 am

Agree Penn Wagers shouldn’t be allowed to call a Georgia football game, but you can’t blame him for the lack of preparation and effort from the UGA players and coaches in last night’s contest.

Snoop Dawg

November 17th, 2013
10:52 am

For the millionth time, it is a travesty that scam artist Mark Richt and his Traveling Show of incompetent inbred coaches are still on the payroll.

All you zombie koolaid drinkers, you are reaping what you sow.

McGarity is a bumbling idiot bureaucrat. The UGA leadership will do nothing because they are hooked on the money. Penny wise, pound foolish.

I am ashamed of UGA.

Greg Smith

November 17th, 2013
10:53 am

All you Murray bashers are going to regret not having him next year. I feel sorry for all the QB’s who have to follow in his footsteps and listen and read what you clowns think a QB should be.

Bulldawg35

November 17th, 2013
10:56 am

Our OL started out so poorly…theus got whipped! Then his backup Houston got whipped. We need to hire an proven OL coach that can bring in more talent!

Coggy Jones

November 17th, 2013
10:57 am

I’m no DC, but if you’re going to rush 3, shouldn’t one of them be Nick Marshall’s former roommate?

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 17th, 2013
10:57 am

I declare this ignore the TROLL week. So I am not going to reply to obvious TROLLS that are not TRUE Dawg fans. You cowards know who you are.

Bulldawg35

November 17th, 2013
11:00 am

I blame this loss purely on the coaching staff. First I blame Richt for letting nick Marshall go to auburn. Second I blame Grantham for not rushing more guys on a 3rd and 18. Third I blame will friend for letting Tunsil and Avery young get away. Mcgarity needs to do something!!!!!!!

Bulldawg35

November 17th, 2013
11:05 am

JHC went to knock the ball down. Tray Mathews was trying to intercept the ball….they both collided into each other….how the hell does this happen? Because it’s just a bad scheme by design! Grantham needs to fired today! Did you people see how soft our guys were tackling most the game? It’s like they were scared to hurt their former teammate the thief Marshall!

Bulldawg35

November 17th, 2013
11:08 am

That fluke play will come back to haught Richt for the rest of his career. Just like not spiking the ball last year against Bama!

Bulldawg35

November 17th, 2013
11:10 am

Did y’all know….that we are 0-3 against teams with tigers as their mascots?

Did y’all know that we are 1-3 on the road this year?

Mcgarity do something!!!!!!!!!

Roswell Dawg

November 17th, 2013
11:11 am

I-Dog,

Agree with the teachable moment concept, but history says a Richt coached team will overlook the opportunity. No attention to detail, no total commitment to put the best prepared team on the field, lack of discipline on or off the field.

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
11:12 am

Mark Richt: “It just didn’t quite happen.”

Well said coach. That about sums up the past 13 seasons of Georgia football. Richt should be inducted in to the Capital One bowl hall of fame with that quote as a caption.

I-DOG

November 17th, 2013
11:12 am

NC Dawg:

I didn’t think that was a bogus call on the jumping penalty against UGA on that punt. I think that gets called 95 out of a 100 times and is an easy and the correct call to make. Whether it is a good rule or not is another story, but it appears that some of the players on the punt return team don’t know/understand the rule. You can leave your feet IF you get by the protection unit, but we looked clueless and poorly coached on that play.

It would be the same thing if we had 5 guys off the line of scrimmage on offense or are lined up in the neutral zone on defense. Players need to have a basic understanding of the rules and we clearly don’t.

kybodawg

November 17th, 2013
11:15 am

two series we played aggressive, we sacked marshal twice, to get them to fourth and 18. then we rush 2 and you give the qb time to stand back there and pick where you want to throw. there will be a play ,one of 3 things will happen its complete, you get a penalty, or you make a play, the prevent doesn’t prevent anything but a win. gata and make him make a quick throw under pressure. this season had a warn how it would go when gurly tweeked his mammie on the first touch where he went 70 yds and mitcheal blew out his knee celebrating. sometimes it happens know anybody who ever married the wrong woman.

Desert Fox

November 17th, 2013
11:18 am

amazing

November 16th, 2013
9:35 pm

Hit the nail on the head. Actually, only 2 of the 3 down LM rushed. The nose just stood there to contain, which is a joke against a mobile QB. CTG, along w/CMR for allowing it gave this game away and blame them not the two GA defenders trying to pic or knock the ball down. The coaches should have pressured the QB all 4 downs and did until the 4th. GA’s pass def has sucked all year and the prevent D only allowed opposing QB’s more time to launch their passes. When I saw what CTG had called I knew it was doom and gloom. These GA players on both sides of the ball had AU on their heels until the coaching staff let them and all true GA’s down. McGarity has got to feel the same way if he’s a Dawg at heart. To wait until the 4th qtr down 20 points then unleas the hounds when that’s exactly what the GA coaches should have been doing from the first GA series. Its just unacceptable. the coaches blew it and AM played his heart out.

Dawg4life

November 17th, 2013
11:22 am

This is our fault….All the fans who accept the coaching behind this team are to blame.
Hype hype hype…..reality……..
This team has a coaching problem, but since we can beat Georgia Tech every year it will never be corrected.

UGA State Champs………nothing more….

SMITTYSTHEMAN

November 17th, 2013
11:24 am

Should’ve never come down to that tipped ball in the first place. Replay of the go-ahead TD by Murray showed the ball did not cross the goal line until Murray’s knees were already down. If the play had been ruled correctly, Auburn would then have just simply ran the clock out. End of story. War Eagle!

Eric

November 17th, 2013
11:26 am

War Eagle!
It’s Great to be An Auburn Tiger!

SMITTYSTHEMAN

November 17th, 2013
11:27 am

And you can’t blame the jumping/leaping rule either. Even if it is a stupid rule (and it is), the players are coached not to do it. The guy did it, he was stupid, and he broke the rule. Period. Don’t blame it on the rule.

Eric

November 17th, 2013
11:27 am

You’re right Smitty. Murray did not score on that play. Dogs got a huge break there.
War Eagle!
It’s Great to be An Auburn Tiger!

CoffeeBluffDAWG

November 17th, 2013
11:28 am

Fluke for sure as we gave away another on D.

We need to blow UK away by half and get Mason in the game. He’ll be the man next yr and has to get some reps.

CoffeeBluffDAWG

November 17th, 2013
11:29 am

Eric,

Camera angles never showed knee was down – that’s why it wasn’t overturned.

SMITTYSTHEMAN

November 17th, 2013
11:35 am

If the play had been ruled a stop. the replays wouldn’t have overruled that either. Could/ve gone either way, but most announcers and ESPN guys agreed he was down before the ball crossed the goal line.

Bulldogged

November 17th, 2013
11:36 am

When I saw the 3-man rush, the first words out of my mouth were “Oh (word that rhymes with hit)”. I guess we didn’t learn much from the LSU game. Lots of time is a QB’s best friend.

Still…it was well defended. What a fluke.

Aubie

November 17th, 2013
11:43 am

The call that I had a problem with was on Auburn’s first possession. That catch at the 5 yard line was a catch and it wasn’t a fumble. This couldn’t have been any clearer on the replay film. Auburn should have been up 7-0 on the next one or two snaps instead of settling for a FG.

icedawg

November 17th, 2013
11:48 am

It was a surprise that the DAWGS gave Auburn the game that it did. They came that close to winning this one. If we had any semblance of a defense this season would have turned out much differently. But we did not and we have not for years. Consequently we could go 8-4 or 7-5 this year. A sad finale for Aaron Murray who has had another very good season. Unless something drastically improves on the defensive side of the ball we will continue to be a second tier team.

I-DOG

November 17th, 2013
11:51 am

On the Murray touchdown run. There wasn’t enough evidence on the replay screen to show that his knee was down before he broke the plane. It probably was down before he scored, but it wasn’t clear enough. If it was, the call would have been reversed.

If Murray had been called down, that call would have held up too. The replays just didn’t show a clear picture one way or the other, so the call on the field would have held up either way.

I think his knee was down before he got in but it was extremely close.

CoffeeBluffDAWG

November 17th, 2013
11:52 am

Aubie, yes it was a catch on poss 1 and was called incorrectly even after review.

But your guy fumbled and Clemons recovered clearly showed by the replay.

A lot of bad calls both ways but they seemed to about even out at the end of the game.

Dawg4life

November 17th, 2013
11:56 am

Guys,

Leave it alone and let it go….. We have peaked with this coach, but as long as we beat GA Tech that is considered a winning season….

I-DOG

November 17th, 2013
12:00 pm

Aubie,

Congrats on the win, but you are incorrect. The long pass to the 5 yard line was not a catch because the receiver must possess it all the way through hitting the ground. They got the call right on the review. It wasn’t even close. You may disagree with the rule, but that is the rule.

In terms of congratulating UGA for their “effort” and 60 minutes of play. I appreciate that sentiment, but UGA did not start giving any effort until there were 12 minutes left in the game and THEN they played their hearts out.

We would have lost to Vandy again last night had we played them with the effort our team gave.

Auburn had the game won, and then had one unlucky play where the two Auburn players ran into each other on 3rd and 4 and fell down. Auburn did not help themselves late in the game by throwing. If they ran the ball, UGA runs out of time and Murray never has a chance to get to the one foot line on that 4th and 5 for the go ahead score.

On one critical auburn drive before UGA’s go ahead drive. Auburn threw the ball three straight times getting zero yards. They ran about 20 seconds off the clock and UGA was able to save the timeouts. Had Auburn run the ball, I’m sure they would have gotten at least on first down and salted the last five minutes of the game away.

As prepared, motivated, and physical as Auburn was… the late game coaching was suspect for Auburn.

Auburn deserved the win, they played better and harder than UGA.

stendek

November 17th, 2013
12:02 pm

Have different take on Murray non TD.

Open up closed minds and bear with me.

I also believe ball should have been marked inside 1.

Hold off on tar and feathers and hear me out true fans.

War Eagle Tigers would have taken over in dire scenario.

Do not believe Dawg D would have seen any passes from EZ.

Dawgs still had timeouts so punt from end zone would have occurred.

Best case scenario would have had Dawgs 30 or so yards from end zone.

Believe Aaron Murray would have had time to negotiate those yards for win.

Leaving any victory up to defense is a sure way to turn certain victory into defeat.

Just saying.

Now about those tar and feathers…

stupid is as stupid does

November 17th, 2013
12:09 pm

Not sure where the intellect is with the kids on defense. There comes a point when you have to think for yourself on the field, that is IF you can think. After that play, it stands to reason that at least two starters on defense are not capable of thinking what should be common sense. If you’re on the field for an SEC school at the end of a critical game, you’ve been taught something right over the 10-15 years you been playing this game. So, at some point you have to use the brains God gave you and THINK for crying out loud. It should be instinct for a defender(s) to knock the ball down. That should have been running through their heads… KNOCK THE BALL DOWN…KNOCK THE BALL DOWN! At the end of the day these kids “ARE WHAT THEY DO”. their time to shine, their time to perform a simple, common sense action. “STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES”.

And on we suffer…..

carlos berenguer

November 17th, 2013
12:16 pm

Todd Grantham is the sorriest excuse for a DC ever. All that talent for naught. We should have lost to Tennessee and could have easily lost to LSU South Carolina and Florida if it had not been for the offense and specifically Aaron Murray keeping the ball from our defense to win the games. As far as Murray is concerned he is one of the best if not the best quarterbacks Georgia and the SEC has ever had and he would have won many championships if he had not had the horrible defenses of the last two years or playing for another team. We should thank him for staying an extra year and apologize for the lack of support he has had…

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
12:18 pm

Hutson Mason will be our 5th starting quarterback since we last won an SEC title. Why on earth should things be any different with him at the helm?

It’s not the quarterback people. Never has been.

Real Problem

November 17th, 2013
12:22 pm

HAAAAAA, “Stick with Richt” he will win it all one day. My guess is the aliens will get us first. Go get a Georgia kid, Kirby Smart, and at least we will have a coach that will demand excellence.

Edvis

November 17th, 2013
12:24 pm

Lots of quality thinking on here — and I agree with the comment that we all finally known how Florida felt after “Run, Lindsay.” That play — executed by yet another great Georgia player who ended up somewhere else — may be the straw for this regime.

SatillaDawg

November 17th, 2013
12:27 pm

KNOCK IT DOWN!

sick of Richt

November 17th, 2013
12:28 pm

after Alabama wins another NC hiring Kirby Smart as head coach should be the paramount goal of McGarity

78Dawg

November 17th, 2013
12:29 pm

Let’s pull for Auburn over Bama. Bama has the most obnoxious fans in the nation. No class rednecks.

sick of Richt

November 17th, 2013
12:31 pm

Not because smart is a UGA alum (but that part would fire up the Dogs fan base too), but because this guy has been mentored by the best coach in college football and proven to be a great defensive coordinator. Sure, he might flop like muschamp, but this program will never be an elite team under Richt.

sick of Richt

November 17th, 2013
12:40 pm

Bobo’s not the problem. Sure his play calling is bizarre and too conservative at times, but with ANY kind of defense Georgia might be unbeaten this year rather than 6-4. Richt’s time has come and gone. This situation has come down to Richt staying at Georgia not even because of money but his ego. And UGA contributors are wasting our dollars on this “coach”. Someone said a long time ago doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.

Jim Ortiz

November 17th, 2013
12:50 pm

Didn’t ANYBODY see the same game I did?!? Dawgs fight back from 31 to 17 to go ahead 38 to 37, Auburn has the ball, they’re on 4th and 18 for a 1st down, or score. Grantham puts in a 3 MAN FRONT?!? WHERE IS THE BLITZ?!? In that situation, with the SEC EAST potentially on the line, you BLITZ!!!!!!! Put PRESSURE ON THE QB!!! HE WILL MAKE A MORE THAN LIKELY NOT COMPLETE THE PLAY!!!!!
CMR NEEDS TO REAM CTG A NEW ONE!!!!!
I have lost ALL confidence in CTG. Bring back CBVG!!!
GO DAWGS!!!!!!

TrishaDishaWarEagle

November 17th, 2013
12:58 pm

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!

on behalf of the AU family, I want to congratulate Aaron Murray on a great college football career (2-2 vs AU) and a whale of a good game yesterday.

It’s GREAT to be an AUBURN TIGER!!!

War Eagle, fly down the field!
Ever to conquer, never to yield.
War Eagle, fearless and true,
Fight on you orange and blue.
Go! Go! Go!
On to vict’ry, strike up the band!
Give ‘em hell, give ‘em hell,
Stand up and yell, hey!
War Eagle, win for Auburn,
Power of Dixieland!

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
1:03 pm

4 of the past 6 seasons with 4 losses or more. Even in the two good years there were games where we were completely overwhelmed and blown out.

There is nothing to get excited about anymore until there’s a change at the top.

1969 Graduate

November 17th, 2013
1:09 pm

I-DOG, I appreciate your comments.

_______________

I’m pretty sure we can beat Kentucky, but we’ll have to have some defense to beat Georgia Tech, I think.

I certainly hope we don’t go to a bowl game to further demonstrate how sorry our coaching staff is.

_______________

It will be interesting to see how Auburn and Alabama play. I suspect this Auburn team has a very good chance. Alabama is very good, but this sort of Auburn team plays to their relative weaknesses. I’ll cheer for Alabama, but enjoy the game no matter who wins.

Sabin will be likely to figure something out. He’s read somewhere about adapting, unlike our coaches.

I think Florida State beats Alabama though, if that game happens.

Maybe FSU loses to Florida (right!) and/or Auburn beats the Elephants. We’d get endless ESPN garbage about the wonderful, invincible, immortal Ohio State wonderkids. Then they’d lose to Baylor or somebody.

_______________

I’ve had it with our coaches, and their bosses.

Go, Dawgs!

Bulldawg35

November 17th, 2013
1:13 pm

When auburn caught that fluke td……my body went numb….I couldn’t move for 20 minutes! I was in otter shock and disbelief. I almost felt like crying!!!!!! I felt the same in2005 when auburn beat us on that same kind of pass play or whatever it was in 05. Just such a dish earthing loss….how does two safety guys collide with each other????? Just unreal!!!!

Bulldawg35

November 17th, 2013
1:15 pm

Trisha

Are y’all? Tigers or eagles or plainsman or turkey buzzards…..dang y’all are confused and dang lucky!

fish dawg

November 17th, 2013
1:24 pm

Enter your comments here

fish dawg

November 17th, 2013
1:25 pm

Hats off to Aaron Murray. Wish he had a defense and a good o-line during his career.

fish dawg

November 17th, 2013
1:27 pm

carlos berengue 12:16 thank you My thoughts exactly.

tomnsuwanee

November 17th, 2013
1:36 pm

The coaches didn’t lose this game, the two “hotdog” defensive backs that want to make sure they make the
TV replays shown on national sports shows are the idiots that cost the game. Any high school player knows
to just knock the pass down but hotdogs are only thinking of themselves. To hell with the coaches that spent
hundreds of hours in prep and all the hard work that the rest of the team had invested- this play was “all about
me” ! The helmet to helmet on Murray the play doesn’t count- its only “against” UGA that counts !

John

November 17th, 2013
1:56 pm

Murray always has good stats even in losses….after the opponent goes into prevent defense. He often has his best passing games in blow outs….what does that tell you? He’s a excellent garbage time QB, but does nothing when it counts.

big marv

November 17th, 2013
2:09 pm

The UGA players tipped the ball into the Auburns players hands—————–brilliant!!——Will UGA ever get out of this BS type of play ———–probably not. You pretty much know what the offense if going to do—–and the defense is terrible to say the least. Come on —Richt gets all this talent and they act like dumbos when they get on the field!!! Oh then the flags that did not come on the Auburn field—the fumble that UGA had and that was given to Auburn. Why did UGA not stomp that quarterback?? Again we will never never ever know——————-the half ass UGA way is really depressing. God help us—please.

7576DAWG

November 17th, 2013
2:10 pm

As I have stated before ” How many ways can one team find to beat themselves in one year”.
Let’s be honest, after the Vanderbilt lose because we played conservative , Does it really matter if we lose any or all of the rest of the games. Georgia was never going to be rated higher than 15TH even if they won out.
Now that we have been eliminated from the SEC East race and we are relegated to a very minor uninteresting Bowl game IS THERE ANY REASON THAT MASON CAN’T QUARTERBACK THE REST OF THE GAMES. WHAT REASON WOULD THERE BE NOT TO LET HIM PLAY.

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
2:17 pm

To add insult to injury, Duke took our spot in the AP poll.

Macclenny_dawg

November 17th, 2013
2:19 pm

Coaches cost us every game. Its up to the coaches to know that your players have basic football knowledge. But remember we are talking about a inept staff. The end of the 1st half same scenario played out Murray had a chance to spike the ball but ran a play anyways. Have y’all forgot that. Its 4th and forever against LSU and we rush 3 they get 2st down. Its 4th and forever again we rush 3. Its bad coaching folks. Why is it we always trying to get a win the last minute of a game no matter who the opponent is??? Laid back conservative football. We play not to lose. The mindset of the players come straight from the coaches. Anytime you get half a fan base that wants their coach gone the only way to excite and reunite the fans is a change.

Aubie

November 17th, 2013
2:27 pm

CoffeeBluffDAWG

November 17th, 2013
11:52 am

Aubie, yes it was a catch on poss 1 and was called incorrectly even after review.

But your guy fumbled and Clemons recovered clearly showed by the replay.

A lot of bad calls both ways but they seemed to about even out at the end of the game.

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No. He caught the ball, ran two steps, was tackled, maintained control of the ball without juggling it until the ball hit the ground. The ground can’t cause a fumble.

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Tim

November 17th, 2013
2:38 pm

Go to Duke and get Cutcliff…….for anyone to do what they have done with Duke

Mutley

November 17th, 2013
2:53 pm

Anyone see the list of DCs since Erk? Only one name stands out, BVG. Does anyone know if he is still coaching & available.

JRW7

November 17th, 2013
2:58 pm

Why are we ever so close to winning the big game, but, we almost never win it? Coaching or lack there of maybe? CNS could take this UGA team and win the MNC! How? Because his team is always well prepared and well coached!

The Grim Reaper

November 17th, 2013
3:16 pm

RNB said:
Hoping Muschamp is available after this season.
So are a lot of Gator fans

The Grim Reaper

November 17th, 2013
3:19 pm

Quit crying Puppies, you can’t win any more big games since you sold your souls to me for Herschel, remember? I gave you the stinger’less jackets up the road forever, you can’t have it all…

TrishaDishaWarEagle

November 17th, 2013
3:22 pm

I think CLK is still available…maybe daddy Monte , also

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
3:29 pm

Trisha, Malzahn will be a flash in the pan, just like your wins over us in the past 10 years. This idiot was celebrating like a maniac after his team beat an unranked team on a fluke play after blowing a 20 point lead. Big time coaches don’t act like that. He’s a hack. His little offense is catching people off guard for a nice little run, but adjustments will be made and it will be back to the Chicken Bowl for you Barners. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Just calling it like I see it.

Classic

November 17th, 2013
3:31 pm

CTG is doing his job Lakatos is the one who doesn’t know how to coach db’s. I was a db so I know that the DC does nothing to do but call and make the plays and that it is the db’s coaches job to get the db’s in the right position and have them on the right page. Lakatos is not a good db coach blame him if anybody for any safety or db problems.

TrishaDishaWarEagle

November 17th, 2013
3:50 pm

@Dawgfan..Malzahns “little offense” won the 2010 NC and has us 10-1 this year , and it has beat you 2 out of 3 times over 4 years…just sayin! But you keep grinding out that pro style offense, it’s noble work you are doing, supplying “2 and done” draft picks for the NFL..

TrishaDishaWarEagle

November 17th, 2013
3:55 pm

BTW why do you act like you have been a long dominant team in our rivaly? we now have a 1 game total win advantage in the 117 year series, 55-54-8.

2012 was a reset for us, and a cautionary tale for the Fire Mark Richt crowd…it is ok to fire a coach, but we fired the wrong damn one!..situation now rectified…WAR DAMN EAGLE

TrishaDishaWarEagle

November 17th, 2013
3:57 pm

Above is a slight simplification, we never fired Malzahn, but we did not write a big enough check and he walked..we wrote a much bigger check this year and he came back..thank god!

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
4:05 pm

You’ll fire him in 3-4 years. Book it. Your schedule was a joke this year and he’s benefitting from it. Your defense is a joke. It’ll all come crumbling down soon. It always does. You’re Auburn.

Thanks.

TrishaDishaWarEagle

November 17th, 2013
4:14 pm

How does playing the ENTIRE SEC WEST EVERY YEAR qualify as a joke schedule? Oh, never mind, I just saw chuck Dowdle’s head explode on our touchdown replay!

tell me again

November 17th, 2013
4:37 pm

Just saw the video of CTG saying, “We had a chance to win the game on the last play and we didn’t get it done”……..I think that pretty much sums it up.

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
4:39 pm

There are 3 other good teams in the West. That’s it. You already lost to one and have yet to play the third. You’ve padded the W column against Waashington State, Arkansas State, Western Carolina and Florida Atlantic. You must not be that good because we almost beat you.

Bama will spoil the party in a big way.

Newnan41

November 17th, 2013
4:46 pm

We need help

NCDawg

November 17th, 2013
5:02 pm

I have a question. Are our players or any players ROBOTS. Does any coach have any real control over his players? I saw somebody say that Coach Richt has player control issues. BS.

Footballfan

November 17th, 2013
5:02 pm

It’s always the ref’s fault, or our quarterback’s fault (let’s go egg his house), or – let’s fire coaches! I’d be ashamed to be a dog (sic).

NCDawg

November 17th, 2013
5:04 pm

When Bama gave up that blocked punt in the SEC CG didn’t those players do what they weren’t supposed to do? Didn’t they screw up royally? Sure Coach Saban wasn’t happy with that and I’m sure that they worked hard on that in practice later but even the great Saban can’t MAKE them not do it again.

BankerDawg

November 17th, 2013
5:06 pm

I agree Dawgfan, beating GA is not a monumental achievement especially the way they allowed us to come back. Lets see how they line up against Alabama next week. Allot has been said this year, again, about the coaching staff and the consistently poor job year over year. I think the heart of the issue is that we have lost our identity as a team. GA has historically been a defensive team and running team first. When did we give up on Oline play, establishing the run, and lock down defenses? Where are the John Stinchombs, Max Gean-Gilles, Velasco’s etc?
On the defensive side, I question the whole 3-4 scheme. It’s widely know that if you don’t have a big slab of beef at the NG position it doesn’t work. When we lost Jenkins
And Geathers we essentially became ineffectual up front. Does Grantham not realize this? Most of these kids played a 4-3 scheme in HS. Most teams that experimented with the 3-4 quickly reverted back to a 4-3 in recent years. I’m not an expert but the results have been abysmal since the 2005 Sugar Bowl. We need to take drastic measures to right the ship.

NCDawg

November 17th, 2013
5:06 pm

I fully realize that there are trolls on here that will bash anything Georgia related or Mark Richt related no matter what. FACT: even if we’d won, there would be nothing but complaints about what happened in the rest of the game. That is a guarantee. What kind of FANS (and I use that term generously) only see the negative?

NCDawg

November 17th, 2013
5:07 pm

Some of you pathological complainers I just ignore. You are lost causes. You have proven to be nothing but trolls. My concern is the folks that aren’t normally here and/or so negative that seem to catch this HERD mentality. THINK for yourselves. Keep your eyes open and SEE that the instigators here are ALWAYS negative… win or lose. Do you want to be sucked up by a hysteria centered around people that see nothing positive about the University of Georgia football program?
Do you really want that?

I am not just saying this because I disagree… I am saying it because it’s true. There are regulars on this blog that have stated that, in a season where the Georgia Bulldogs defeated 2 Top 6 programs, there is nothing at all positive to be found in this season or our program? It’s in writing and provable. Is that what you want to sign on to?

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
5:11 pm

NCdawg, your problem is that anytime anyone blames the coaches for something you use this same tired argument over and over again. Every single time. The coaches are never responsible for anything that goes bad according to you. Never. To follow your logic we don’t even need coaches. its all up to the players to get it done. You have no credibility.

4 of 6 seasons with 4 losses or more. Please tell me Richt is still a good coach because I need a good hearty chuckle.

BankerDawg

November 17th, 2013
5:13 pm

You consider this a positive season? Yes, we beat both SC and LSU. Those were great wins. The bad losses to Vandy, Mizz, Clemson, and Auburn out number the good wins. I think you have a hard time seperarting Mark Richt from GA football. Mark Richt is not GA football. He is however the one getting paid 3MM a year to win football games. If he is not being successful then it’s ok to question or ask why?

Just out of curiosity, what are the positives you take away from this season? What gives you hope that we will be any better next year?

BankerDawg

November 17th, 2013
5:15 pm

4 of 6 seasons with 4 losses or more is all we need to know…

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
5:17 pm

For the love of God man we HAVE NOT beaten two Top 6 teams this year!!!! Quit saying that. Go look at the friggin rankings.

What drug are you on?

NCDawg

November 17th, 2013
5:19 pm

I said earlier that I think the Coach Grantham’s time is up. Does that look like blind loyalty to you? I am a rational person that doesn’t play the blame game. I look at the issue from every side and make a logical decision based on fact not emotion.

I think our defense needs a different direction. I have waited patiently for progress that indicates that there is a better future. The new guys should be up to speed now. There should be no less than a 85/15 ratio of success to failure ratio even with the freshmen at this point. Instead I see a 70/30 or 65/35 ratio. After 10 games that is not acceptable.

That is rational analysis. Screaming “Fire Richt” and “we’ll never win a National Championship with him as coach” is not rational. That is hysteria stemming from hurt pride and envy. I don’t play that game.

Ok, I’m done… Dawgs lost on a surreal play. I will get over it.

NCDawg

November 17th, 2013
5:22 pm

LOL… you are the one who is on drugs… go back and look at the standings when the games were played. That is the only way that those types on things work…TROLL. Mindless, froth spitting TROLL… that is what you are. Deal with it.

JB at home

November 17th, 2013
5:23 pm

Just got home. I feel the loss is destiny for Auburn. They upset Bama and win the West. All it can be. Dawgs HAD them beat with 36 seconds left. Gut wrenching. Write this year off. Hutson Mason time…..and maybe a new DC. It can’t get worse on D…..can it?

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
5:23 pm

Answer the question. We have lost 4 or more games in 4 of the past 6 seasons. This is a fact. We are not making it up. Good coaches do not lose that many games with the resources we have available. If you disagree, please tell us why.

All you do is complain about people complaining about your mancrush Mark Richt. That is all you do dude. You never offer anything else to the discussion.

NCDawg

November 17th, 2013
5:23 pm

Gone… flail away in another foaming at the mouth rant child… LMFAO!

jdawg34

November 17th, 2013
5:26 pm

Again, the most that comment, are not season tickets holders or donate to UGA Athletics. They just want to continue to jump on coaches and program; We know the true fans.

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
5:30 pm

That’s not how it works. Other teams besides us beat LSU and SC which means that beating them isn’t some mounental feat like you try to make it out to be.

You are delusional.

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
5:31 pm

Time for NCdawg to go run and hide when people start talking facts.

TrishaDishaWarEagle

November 17th, 2013
5:35 pm

NCDAWG, I think you make a lot of sense, for what it is worth. I admittedly crow about our win yesterday but I started out by congratulating Aaron Murray on a great career and I for one am glad we wonlt have to play him anymore, same as I love Tebow but I am glad he is gone from the SEC until he replaces Slive as commissioner (you know it is coming). I think there has long been a skewed perspective of UGA’s program , relative to other power schools, for some time now among many of the UGA fans. We at AU know, deep down, we are not Alabama and never will be..we compensate by being smarter and better looking, but they have the championships for the most part. That does not mean we can;t be a solid top 15 team year in year out and win the occasional championship..much like UGA..but we do not start every year, year in year out, thinking NC or bust..that takes the damn fun out of it unless you are one of the two real programs that can pull it off (Alabama and whoever Urban Meyer is coaching). I hope each year for a january bowl game and anything better than that is gravy..makes for a happier healthier life..

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
5:36 pm

True fans don’t put a coach on the same level as the program. True fans love Georgia football, not whoever happens to be coaching it at the moment.

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
5:41 pm

I don’t think we are Bama either. That’s something Kool Aiders like NCdawg made up to discredit Richt critics because they don’t have a leg to stand on in the argument. I simply expect better than 4 losses or more every year, which is what we’ve been getting out of Richt for the most part. I expect to win big games at a better clip than he has been winning them. I expect to beat teams like Vandy and Mizzou and not have to resort to excuses when we lose to them.

That’s all I expect. I’m not a “real fan” though so what the hell would I know?

Mobile Dawg

November 17th, 2013
5:45 pm

NCDawg, assuming we keep Richt which is pretty much cemented in concrete, we need at least three coaching changes, Friend, adding a ST coach, and a DC. That’s to much change for Richt, so my guess is the status quo again next year. Can’t take it anymore.

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dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
5:55 pm

Since Richt last won an SEC title he has posted a .699 winning percentage. Jim Donnan was .678 and got fired.

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
6:04 pm

Grantham will be back. His boss is the same guy who thought our defense was “fine” in 2008.

Matt

November 17th, 2013
6:04 pm

This could be one of those turning points for the team. The defense was fantastic when they had to be in the end and Murray showed true leadership. Last years loss to Bama was much more difficult since we were playing for the National Title(yes, I’m assuming we roll over ND).

I saw some young DB’s grow up that game- Wiggens missed two tackles early but played aggressive in the end and broke up a big pass play.It’s amazing how some fans can’t see the forest through the trees… An unlucky bounce loss the game not the wrong defensive line up. Knock the ball down next time guys. Go DAWGS!

knottypine

November 17th, 2013
6:17 pm

How does a player who does not know not to try to intercept a pass on 4th down even get to be recruited play on any college team much less at Georgia? How does a defensive back that plays for Georgia not know not to try and intercept a pass on 4th down? Do the defensive coaches not teach defensive backs, do not intercept a pass on 4th down. The odds of running it back to the original line of scrimmage is slim, especially when the line is on the opponents 30 yard line and the pass would be caught on our 20 yard line. What do the defensive coaches coach? I wonder if Ritch will ask Grantham that question.
Tray Matthews could have gone down as making one of the best defensive plays in Georgia football history, now he will go down as making one of the most stupid football plays in the history of all football, not just Georgia Bulldog football. But, as said, maybe he has not been coached not to intercept a pass on 4th down.

Snoop Dawg

November 17th, 2013
6:19 pm

Has anybody ever considered that Richt is actually bankrolling these phantom bloggers like NCdawg and Altamahadawg just to make it sound like he is earning his money? Remember, Richt makes over $3M per year, so he could easily pay a tenth of that to a hendfull of lackeys who will spout out the koolaid zombie propaganda for him.

Without the propaganda, it is downright impossible to blame anyone other than Richt for the sorry state of UGA football. He hires all the other coaches. Most of the assistants have already been replaced at least once; only Richt is the constant in the equation.

Until the alumni and fans demand better, they hastening the rot of UGA’s rich football history by defending this sorry excuse of a coach…

Gertbeet Frobe

November 17th, 2013
6:22 pm

We have some ignorant fools for fans. How can some complain about Murray? He’s constantly harassed and still fights til the end. I’m surprised he hasn’t gotten killed playing at GA. I feel sorry for him and other players getting stuck with this coaching staff. I wonder how saban would do with the talent on this team, especially Murray, Gurley and these receivers? Did I read that this is the last year on Grantham’s contract?

Matt

November 17th, 2013
6:46 pm

I’m a UGA alum and don’t think we are “hastening the rot of UGA’s rich football history”. What a great line though…

We were 7 yards away from a national title last year. We have coach who has standards and dismissed two quality players from the team for stealing and beating his girlfriend. He has gotten rid of coaches in the past and I’m sure he will in the future.

Be carefull what you wish for Richt haters… Ask Tennessee how things worked out for them.

BankerDawg

November 17th, 2013
6:52 pm

Knotty – great point. It reminds me of the play that Rambo made to break up the pass and saved the game for us. Matthews had a defining moment and failed. That’s ok, I think he will be a good one. I just have a hard time understanding why on earth didn’t some coach remind these guys – we don’t want an interception. Knock the ball away or break up the play.

I agree with Dawgfan, I know we are not Alabama. Bama gets mentioned allot because they have set the bar in college football. Not just wins or losses but as a program – from recruiting through player development all the way through. It’s foolish not to look at “the best” and learn from them. I can assure you that in the business world you have to adjust and make changes to adapt or you become irrelevant. That’s where GA is now. What made us successful from 2001-2005 is not getting it done anymore. In fact, we’ve actually abandoned what made us successful – a top 10 defense in the country. We are not a complete team. We run a pro style offense and a 3-4 defense which both require that you be dominant on the lines of scrimmage.

4 loss seasons are not acceptable in programs like GA, FLA, TN, Auburn, LSU, and Alabama. Unfortunately, that’s what Richt and co have been giving us when we have a decent schedule. Wen we have a “easy” schedule by SEC standards we get 10-2 seasons. That’s mediocrity at best.

knottypine

November 17th, 2013
7:15 pm

Okay, I was wrong. Someone sent me a view of the play I had not seen before and the pass would have been intercepted and the game over if it had not been tipped by the other Georgia safety. So, my apologies to the players and the coaches. It was just a fluke; just the way the ball bounces.

BankerDawg

November 17th, 2013
7:19 pm

Matt – the problem is we are always 7 yds away, on completion away, or one this or that. Someone made a great point earlier in this thread, championships aren’t handed out. If you win all of your games in the SEC you are pretty much guaranteed to play for one, maybe two. We’ve never won in that fashion under Richt. Earlier in his career one could argue that we were on that path. I think that’s where fans like NCDawg are stuck. However, the past 8 years have been nothing but dissapointing seasons and let downs. There is something “off” within the program. Again, not just speaking to this year. I understand you can’t build an opinion in a vacuum. But when looking at the whole body of work it’s evident that Richt had plateaued or reached the pinnacle of his abilities. 4 loss season is not what I consider moving forward or on the right path.

Donald

November 17th, 2013
7:34 pm

There was no way the Auburn Tigers were going to lose that game. We have someone that Georgia kicked off their team. Mr. Nick Marshall.

43-38 WAR EAGLE!!!

Donald

November 17th, 2013
7:38 pm

It’s about time that Georgia’s luck ran out. They should have lost to Tennessee.

Debriefer

November 17th, 2013
7:39 pm

How many assistant coaches have been fired from Georgia since Mark Richt became HC?

Nick Saban has never fired an assistant coach at Alabama. The ones who left Alabama left for promotions. Being “7 yards away from a National Title” is a fancy way of saying “we lost”… Again.

Bulldawg35

November 17th, 2013
7:48 pm

I wish Richt would of punched penn wagers…then Richt would of been fired and maybe wagers would of been dramitized….and quit his job…would of knocked out 2 problems with one stone.

thomp

November 17th, 2013
7:52 pm

You can blame everyone, but bottom-line the two UGA safeties are too duml. They are just too dumb… What else explains why they would not just let the ball hit the ground?

Dumbest play in Georgia history!

JB at home

November 17th, 2013
7:53 pm

News Flash: Outside of the 50 or regulars on here, nobody reads this trash. No one. I would think only 400 to 500 people read these blogs. I talk to fellow Dawg fans about them and they don’t what the Hell I’m talking about. This blog is a small group of frustrated fans and trolls.

BankerDawg

November 17th, 2013
7:54 pm

Donald – Auburn out played GA defenitely for 3 qtrs. I don’t know where your defense went in the 4th. If I were an Aubarn fan I would have some doubts going into the iron bowl. Our safety tipped the ball to your receiver and you guys won. Case closed. I would be thumping my chest about winning that way. Hear this from a GA fan, wins over inferior teams by way of weak schedules is nothing more than smoke and mirrors. Go win the Iron bowl and then come back on here. I’ll be the first one to say that you’ve done something.

BankerDawg

November 17th, 2013
7:56 pm

What’s your point JB?

NCDawg

November 17th, 2013
7:56 pm

Troll – you are delusional… you always have been. You are an irrational, hate filled sociopath. No right minded person dwells in the negative the way you and a few others here do. Just the facts.

I had to go do REAL life things so I left… I knew you’d blow up andI goaded that out of you on purpose.

Here is how it works because I know that you are psychologically, emotionally, and mentally incapable of figuring it out:

When YOU beat someone that is ranked they inevitably fall in the rankings. If Auburn beats Bama they can say they beat the #1 team in the country… even though Bama will no longer be ranked #1.

Simple logic and only a fool that has his brains turned to mush by hate would argue with it.

Pitiful…

BankerDawg

November 17th, 2013
7:57 pm

Are you a frustrated fan or troll?

NCDawg

November 17th, 2013
7:59 pm

Mobile Dawg
November 17th, 2013
5:45 pm

If Grantham is fired probably 2 of those 3 are taken care of. We don’t have an assigned coach for Special Team because we have 2 LB coaches. It’s likely that a new DC would have only 1 LB coach, thus room for a STC.

BankerDawg

November 17th, 2013
8:01 pm

NCDawg – do you think Richt will fire Grantham?

Bulldawg35

November 17th, 2013
8:02 pm

Tray Mathews would of done better to just turn around and let the ball hit him in the back for crying out loud! I think auburn just caught us off guard on that final play!!!! The young defense celebrated to early! I’m sick of this mediocrity! We are cursed!

Bulldawg35

November 17th, 2013
8:04 pm

I predict Grantham will be fired this year…..after the tech game! We will not stop tech this year! That’s no credit to tech either….cuz we can’t stop anybody!!!!!!!!!!!

BankerDawg

November 17th, 2013
8:13 pm

A loss to the Nerds would be unconscionable

The Habsburg Connection

November 17th, 2013
8:15 pm

Buh bye to the dwags, wait’ll next year!

Saint Jan Kemp

November 17th, 2013
8:19 pm

The wheels of justice grind slowly, but grind they do. So, another Dream Team coming up to disappoint?

BankerDawg

November 17th, 2013
8:24 pm

Sorry to disappoint you Count Habsburg, our season ended with the loss to Vandy. Your a few weeks too late in “rubbing it in”.

Bulldawg35

November 17th, 2013
8:25 pm

Poor Aaron Murray I feel sorry for him….he has been running for his life the hole season. If Richt doesn’t want to recruit great lineman or can’t get them to dignify with UGA. Then we need to switch to the spread!

BankerDawg

November 17th, 2013
8:26 pm

Troll alert – the Nerds just left the tummy stick meeting and have ascended on the board

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
8:29 pm

“When YOU beat someone that is ranked they inevitably fall in the rankings.”

No, when Tennessee and Ole Miss beat someone after YOU beat them they fall out of the Top 10 and you cannot say that you beat a Top 10 team anymore because ….get this smart guy….THEY AREN’T A TOP 10 TEAM ANYMORE.

You are beyond clueless.

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
8:33 pm

“Are you a frustrated fan or troll?”

Both. I want Richt gone. The only thing that interests me about Georgia football anymore is getting rid of Mark Richt. Therefore, that’s what I post about. If I cared about what meaningless bowl game we go to I would post about that, but I don’t care. If I cared about next year then I would post about next year, but I don’t care. I’ve lost all faith in the direction of this program under Mark Richt.

If this makes me a troll then I’m a troll. Whatever.

Buzz-off

November 17th, 2013
8:39 pm

Dawgfan,

You are not a troll……just a blatant fool!!!!

BankerDawg

November 17th, 2013
8:47 pm

Buzz Off- nice win over Clemson. Oh that’s right, you got destroyed. Calling a GA fan on a GA blog a troll is the definition of a “blatant fool”.

Dawgfan – I aimed that question at JB. By your definition, I guess I am a troll too. My posts are about recognizing what’s wrong with our program and improving on it. The facts point to Richt being the problem. How any fan, after the last 8 seasons, can rationally conclude anything else is baffling.

sick of Richt

November 17th, 2013
8:51 pm

As a Georgia fan, what for me are the takeaways for this season?
Quarterbacking grade is A. Aaron Murray is a class act and I wish him a great career in the NFL.
Running backs. Grade A-. Todd Gurley is the best in the nation, and Brendan Douglas ain’t bad either.
Offensive line. Grade C. Too inconsistent. Some good performances, but far too many penalties and mailing in efforts in others.
Receivers. Grade B. Can’t fault the efforts of the group that’s managed to make it thus far with no season ending injuries.

Defense against run. Grade D. Couldn’t contain, couldn’t tackle, poor at pressuring quarterbacks. Ray Drew is the only player on DL that would start for a good SEC team.
Linebackers. See previous comment except there’s no Ray Drew in this group.
Pass defense. You guessed it: F. Can’t cover, can’t tackle. Only highlights shown of this group are of them chasing receivers after a catch.

Mike Bobo. grade B. His play calling is infuriating at times, but his charges are not the problem

Todd Grantham. Is there a grade worse than F because he deserves it. He couldn’t make a good unit last year with some fine players, and this year with marginal talent (think Damian Swann for openers) has been a disaster.

Special teams. As far as I know there’s no coach to grade, but if there was, the grade would be D. Poor snaps, blocked punts, no return game ( it looks like whichever player asks first to receive a punt gets the job) and every kickoff is a heart stopping adventure. Only Marshall Morgan’s field goal kicking keeps this from being an F. grade is D.

Mark Richt. Mark Richt. What can I say? He’s had his chance at Georgia and it’s time for new leadership. Refused to concentrate on special teams. Is stubborn despite poor results. Accepts mediocrity from his coaching staff. Unable to “coach up” players. And is the worst in the history of college football at clock management. Grade F.

Dawg4life

November 17th, 2013
8:51 pm

Ah man, some of you die hard fans really need to take the blue pill and wake up instead of the kool aid pill.

This is a disaster, We ranked in the top 5 in the nation in recruiting for the last TEN……10…TEN years….. Where are the results on the field…….
Since Richt has been there name one year we didn’t start a season with a started suspended….
Scott/Wesley will be suspended for 2014……..

But you guys are still parading around that game from last year…..we came 5 yards short, ran out of time….We had the better team on paper….. NFL Talent…….nothing to show for it!
Remember when blair walsh had that awful senior season, but his first year in the NFL he goes to the pro bowl…… Why…..Coaching…..

Richt did what he could for Georgia, he built us up and we started beating tech and won two SEC championships. but after 2006 we have been average. Uf has won two NC since then, Auburn has won it, LSU has won it, Bama has won it, and we will never win it with this staff.

But hey, as long as we beat tech you guys seem to be happy. and we wonder why the top talent leaves the state…. they leave to go to a team that is well disciplined and is led by a man who puts football first over feel good stories.

Lets go to the pool….. hey lets watch some film…. Remember, this was suppose to be our year…just like last year, and the one before that……..

Jep Palmer

November 17th, 2013
9:04 pm

Coach Cornbread Granthum…his defenses always crumble, we do have a well rounded defense we can’t stop the pass or run, the guy is a overpaid blow hard period. This is based on his 5 years of work not just this year.
We have heard it all.. first two years: ” He needs to get his players in place to run his scheme”
Year three: ” Were almost there just need more depth”.
Year four: ” All those talented players are looking toward the NFL and not giving 100%.
Year five: “Well we are a young defense”.
Bottom line he can’t coach defense period.

Macclenny_dawg

November 17th, 2013
9:22 pm

Time for the energy vampire to go.

NCDawg

November 17th, 2013
9:37 pm

BankerDawg
November 17th, 2013
8:01 pm

Not sure yet… but given the chance to give a true vote of confidence, Coach Richt used the “we win as a team and we lose as a team” line instead. It’s what has to be done to hold the team together but he DID NOT say he was pleased with the defense overall. He has done that before in a similar situation.

Grantham is not stupid… he is too smart for his own good. He concocted a defense that if run properly should be able to stop just about anything while still putting pressure on the QB. It was meant for PROS. Problem is these kids don’t have the time necessary to learn it. That’s it bottom line. It’s a complicated scheme that has too much room for error.

If he is fired Chris Wilson may be the only survivor but that is only a 50/50 chance. That is dependent on who the replacement is of course.

I’d say it is highly dependent on what happens in the next couple of games. Struggle against Tech and that may be the fait accompli…win or lose. And no, firing him now is not the way to go about it. But we would need to work fast after the season is over so we can save the recruits. And yes, there are some guys who committed JUST to play for him.

Again, the lack of an out right vote of confidence is telling.

NCDawg

November 17th, 2013
9:38 pm

Jep Palmer – this is year 4 BTW. He was hired in 2010.

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 17th, 2013
9:39 pm

I am really enjoying all the whining by you hypocrites on here. 99% of you have never played a down of football other than in your backyard. You have no clue of how violent football is. All you can do is criticise others and obviously you have never accomplished a thing with your lives. YOU are the losers. You are pathetic.

Troll

November 17th, 2013
9:45 pm

TrishaDishaWarEagle

November 17th, 2013
10:10 pm

Just a reminder, if you do go all lane kiffin and fire everybody, you can pick up resume’s for Brian VanGorder and Trooper Taylor at the piggly wiggly in opelika, AL.

Scott young

November 17th, 2013
11:10 pm

I learned in 3rd grade to knock down a pass with the lead at the end of a game.
Being paid $900,000 to coach those basics and not even mentioning to bat down the upcoming pass lat nite after a time out is INEXCUSABLE. With a mediocre D we win last nite and we win a national championship last season.
We will clear over $50 mil in profit again this yr. Pay top dollar for a top D Coordinator.
We tried to hire Foster, Chavis and then Johnson before hiring a guy who had never been successful as a college coordinator. Clemson wants to get over the hump and win big and pay to do so. Spend the money and get a top, proven talent to lead our D.

Debriefer

November 18th, 2013
7:47 am

Hawaii defeated the #1 team in the nation to start their season last year.

Just sayin…

NCDawg: “Everything is just perfect in Athens. How can the rest of you trolls not see this?”

Jason

November 18th, 2013
8:05 am

“Had the Dogs played the first three quarters like they played the last one, we’d be talking about what a bust the No. 7-ranked Tigers turned out to be.”

Or more accurately…If Auburn had played the 4th quarter like the first 3 they would have scored 77 points.

Reality check folks, UGA was never in this game. They didn’t lose by a fluke. They got back in it by fluke.

DawgAllTheWay

November 18th, 2013
8:24 am

It was a freak ass play! Lady Luck!

And if you don’t like Murray, you need to try another sport! You don’ know anything about football! Murray is not only a Qb, but a true football player.

Why even go to that side of the ball. If we had a defense that knew how to tackle, we would be undefeated! Period!

DawgAllTheWay

November 18th, 2013
8:27 am

Wrong Jason! It’s Auburn’s job to stop the other team. They didn’t! Georgia showed them how weak they are. Georgia’s D was in better shape. Showed up in the 4th quarter.
Without the rarely called penalty on the punt and the Wrong call on the Ga fumble recovery. Dawgs win.

DawgAllTheWay

November 18th, 2013
8:29 am

No way in hades that Album beats Alabama!

Roger

November 18th, 2013
8:44 am

As a Bulldog fan, very disappointed in the lack of discipline on this team. Did I say “Team”? No, these two guys were more interested in putting an INT by their names rather than winning a big game as a team. Every 12-year old playing the game knows you knock that ball down!

Does anyone believe that a Nick Saban team would have blown the game like that?

Mark Richt is a nice guy, but obviously 2nd tier coach. He could start by make the team wear white socks, such as Alabama and as required in NFL, rather than “letting the players run the team” wearing gang-style black.

KC Dase

November 18th, 2013
10:16 am

Bulldawg35

November 17th, 2013
7:48 pm

I wish Richt would of punched penn wagers…then Richt would of been fired and maybe wagers would of been dramitized….and quit his job…would of knocked out 2 problems with one stone.

BEST POST YET…….THIS IS GREAT

bobby

November 18th, 2013
4:34 pm

if anybody saw on the hail mary that was ray drew was clearly held on that play and the refs did’nt call it once again the refs caused uga a game.

Dawg Whiner

November 18th, 2013
6:12 pm

Its not fair. The ref are against! We have too many injuries. Everyone plays dirty! We never cheat or play dirty! The calls never go our way. We are so unlucky! It’s not fair. Waaaah!

A Real Coach

November 20th, 2013
9:31 pm

You guys don’t know what you are talking about!! The DC does need to go, but Dooley’s record doesn’t come close to Richt’s. The problem on that pass play is called GREED!! Those 2 players pure and simple is – they were thinking about themselves and the” INT” stat. Even in Middle School, you are taught to knock the ball down on 4th down !!!