Fan talk: What’s needed for the Dawgs to finally win another national title?

bcs logo for 2014Let’s jump straight into some of this week’s Junkyard Mail. …

David Rosenberg writes: I’m 43 and a 3rd generation Bulldog. I take pride in the fact that Georgia plays in what many consider to be one of the toughest conferences in football. However, I take no joy in bitter rivals like Auburn or Florida winning national titles; or even having the opportunity to play for one. Do I have respect for their accomplishments? Sure. Do I relish the idea that the “SEC” has a team in the game?  If it is not Georgia? No! Georgia last played for a national title 30-plus years ago. The loss to Alabama in the SEC title game in 2012 crippled their best shot at a title. The 2013 Dawgs beat South Carolina, LSU, Tennessee, Florida, and Tech! Now, if someone would have told me those wins would be on our schedule before the season started, you would have thought Georgia would be headed to Pasadena. But again, it is not to be. The season is not over and Richt and Grantham look like they will be teamed up for another season. So, here’s my short take on what Richt must do for this program. 1.) Fix special teams. I don’t care how you do it; hire a coach, spend hours on it, learn coffin corner, get someone to put kickoffs out of the end zone … whatever. Just fix it! 2.) IMPROVE THIS DEFENSE DRAMATICALLY! Better technique. Better understanding. Better discipline. 3.) The offense has to be consistent. 4.) Better organization on the sidelines by the coaching staff. I cannot stand the idea that the SEC may win an 8th straight National Title and of those wins, Georgia not only will have ZERO, but they won’t even have appeared in the game. I don’t want to say next season is TITLE or BUST, but with the new playoff format and all the talent Georgia has returning, there should be no reason they aren’t in the hunt. If Richt hooks his wagon to Grantham another year after the dismal performance of this defense, then their fates should be linked next year.

David, I’m with you in not wanting Auburn to win another national title. That’s a recruiting advantage we don’t need them to have. And aside from the offense (which I think has been pretty consistent and impressive, considering the number of skill players lost to injury this season), I agree with much of what you wrote, though I part with you at the very end. While I do think the 2014 season should and will decide Todd Grantham’s future at UGA, I believe it’s an overreaction to lump Mark Richt in with him. I liked what our Mark Bradley had to say this week on the subject of schools dumping coaches who’ve been successful over the long haul for an unknown possible upgrade. If the defense underperforms again, I believe there’ll be change at defensive coordinator. But not at head coach. I think the next letter writer sums it up pretty nicely …

Bill Russell writes: Hello Bill, I have been enjoying your column for years, and I always appreciate seeing the different perspectives regarding our beloved Bulldogs. I was on the 5 year Herschel plan (1978-83), and got to experience the highs and lows of those years. I remember when people were calling for Dooley’s head after we were absolutely crushed by Virginia at homecoming in ’79. I also remember the next three years, and nobody was predicting that we would ever win a national championship under Dooley’s guidance. Like most, I have agonized over the play of the defense, but I also think that there are some factors people are not talking about much; like how explosive offenses were this year in the SEC, and how we managed to play almost all of the really good ones. (Not to mention two nonleague opponents who are going bowling.) We did this with the greenest defense in memory, and a bevy of injuries on offense that would have sunk most programs (see Florida). I read that the D never got better, but compare how it performed against Auburn with the subsequent games Auburn played against Alabama and Missouri and the D looks like it did improve, but it also played dominant offenses at the end of the year. Could the coaching have been better? I’m sure that every coach on the staff would affirm that it can, and I hope that we will see an improvement next year. The decision about who will be coaching under Richt is Richt’s alone. He has put a product on the field that we can all be proud of, and I like that he actually graduates his players. I agree with you, one play from the national championship is a pretty good season, and there is no reason to believe that we will not ultimately be in the mix. And remember, it’s a game. It’s an awesome, gut-wrenching, sometimes fall-on-the-floor-in-despair, or fly-in-the-air-in-elation game, but still a game. I hope that everyone will remember those who are suffering actual life altering situations, and also our soldiers and veterans as we contemplate another holiday season. Have a very merry Christmas Bill, and let’s hope that the Dawgs have an outstanding bowl performance and a 2014 season full of proud memories!

Great job of putting it all into the proper perspective, Bill!

Mike Bobo's at his best when Georgia's offense goes uptempo. (Associated Press)

Mike Bobo's at his best when Georgia's offense goes uptempo. (Associated Press)

Harry Vincent writes: Bill, I bet all the nattering nabobs of negativity with their incessant Fire-Bobo mantra practically swallowed their chaw over him winning the national offensive coordinator of the year award from 247Sports.com this week. I think Mike’s one of the most dynamic offensive coaches in the country and has been underrated for far too long. How about you?

I agree Bobo has shouldered far too much of the blame for the Dogs’ offensive shortcomings in past seasons and hasn’t gotten enough credit for having one of the nation’s most productive offenses over the past couple of years. Basically, ever since Bobo decided to go uptempo and spread it out a bit more a couple of years ago, Georgia’s offense has been one of the most dangerous around. Of course, a lot of that is down to having a player like Aaron Murray at quarterback. And the arrival of Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall was the final piece in the puzzle. We saw, unfortunately, during the up-and-down season with Isaiah Crowell how crucial it is to Bobo’s offense to have a good tailback. As for this year’s award for Bobo, I think a definite factor may have been the recognition of what a terrific job he did despite losing so many marquee players for all or much of the season. The only subpar game I thought Bobo had as a playcaller this season was Vandy, and that was directly attributable to the rash of key injuries. The 2013 offense so far has averaged 38.2 points per game and gained an average of 489.8 yards while playing one of the nation’s toughest schedules. Considering the salary disparity between Bobo and the overpaid defensive coordinator at UGA, I think another big raise for Mike is in order this offseason.

John in Norcross writes: Since we have a bye week in week 2, and Clemson has an easily movable FCS game, do you think there’s any chance our game gets played on Labor Day? I know the Labor Day games are usually hosted by ACC schools, but I feel like ESPN could pull the strings to make it happen if they really wanted to.

It doesn’t look like that’s even being considered, John. I ran your scenario by UGA sports information chief Claude Felton, who noted flatly, “The Clemson game is locked in for the Saturday.”

OconeeDawg writes: Bill, I’m trying to decide whether I think the move of Tramel Terry over to defense is a good idea or not. On the one hand, I know there’s a definite need for his kind of talent in our secondary, but I also remember last year when they moved another receiver, Malcolm Mitchell, back there and it basically was a wash. A great receiver became a so-so cornerback. Why should it be any different this time?

Basically, I think it’s a good move. Terry would be pretty far down on the depth chart at receiver next season, and as you noted, an infusion of talent is badly needed in the secondary. Although he played some defense in high school and was recruited as an “athlete” rather than for a specific spot (though receiver or running back seemed the most likely), I’m sure he faces enough of a learning curve in Grantham’s overly complicated defense that it’ll be a while before he’s ready to start on defense. However, I think one of the key reasons for the move is the lack of takeaways this season by Georgia’s pass defense. As Grantham noted this week, Terry can “catch the ball” and “that creates turnovers … a guy like that can really make some plays for you.”

Ramik Wilson hasn't decided yet about returning for his senior season. (Associated Press)

Ramik Wilson hasn't decided yet about returning for his senior season. (Associated Press)

Jim P. writes: Bill, The Dawgs do have some talented players on defense. It isn’t all doom and gloom. One shining star this season was leading tackler Ramik Wilson. I know it is pure speculation, but do you believe, as a junior, he will leave early for NFL draft? Do you know of any other early draft eligibles (offense or defense) that will realistically consider at this time? Selfishly, I hope not.

Wilson said this week that he hasn’t asked for a projection from the NFL draft underclassmen advisory committee but he hasn’t yet made up his mind about returning for his senior year. He said he plans on leaning heavily on the advice of his position coach, Kirk Olivadotti, who has a lot of NFL experience. I think Wilson leaving is a long shot, and Richt has indicated that he thinks it’s unlikely that the Dogs will lose any underclassmen to the NFL this season. “I’m not hearing a lot of buzz about it right now,”  the head coach said. “I think guys feel like they’ve got more to prove. I’m hearing a good vibe about what the guys feel about the future of next season. …I get a sense that guys really want to have an exceptional year next year, especially on the defensive side of the ball.” If Georgia does escape losing anyone early, it’ll certainly make for a nice change from recent years!

Robert Kushner writes: Bill, why has Quayvon Hicks’ playing time gone down so much? I thought the way be blocked and was used by Bobo was a huge weapon! What’s up?

You’re right that Hicks showed signs early in the season of really being an offensive weapon, but then his productivity and playing time declined. From what I understand, the fullback starting spot has continued to be “an ongoing competition,” as Richt put it, between Hicks and Merritt Hall basically because Hall is more consistent with his blocking, and that’s a major consideration in Georgia’s offense. Both have continued to play, however, and that’s not a bad thing. As Richt has noted, it’s a very physical position and “it’s good to have more than one.” During the season, Hicks mentioned another factor: conditioning. He noted that in the first couple of games, when he was getting most of the reps, he tended to get winded. The better shape he’s in, the more he’ll play. I still think Hicks is going to help win some games down the road.

Michael writes: Love the Junkyard Blawg! Question I have is for the road uniforms, why don’t the Dawgs go 1980-retro (Tennessee game) and wear red pants? I think it looks a heckuva lot better than the silver britches do with the white tops. Plus, we could channel our inner Herschel!

I actually think the white tops and silver britches look pretty good, but I wouldn’t mind seeing the red pants return for road games and I’ve heard quite a few other fans say the same. (I would not like red britches with red tops, however, and I think a lot of other fans feel that way, too.) I’d never want Georgia to hop on the uniform-of-the-week bandwagon like other schools, even if that approach is popular with today’s college players, but I believe red britches on the road occasionally and black jerseys for the final home game each year would make for a happy medium.

A couple of other notes …

UGA freshman Pierce Wallace, aka the Georgia Joker, is being honored. (ESPN)

UGA freshman Pierce Wallace, aka the Georgia Joker, is being honored. (ESPN)

Freshman Pierce Wallace, a member of the painted-up UGA Spike Squad who’s come to be known as the Georgia Joker for his garish face makeup and green fright wig, will be inducted into the ESPN Fan Hall of Fame, the sports channel announced. Wallace, a mainstay in Section 109 of Sanford Stadium, and a couple of other sports fans will have their names engraved above three vintage stadium chairs that sit on the lawn at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn. Each of the three received more than 85,000 votes during 10 days of online voting, ESPN said. Congratulations, Pierce!

Also, if you’re looking for a last-minute gift for a member of the Bulldog Nation, the UGA Athletic Association is offering “official gift cards” that can be used toward ticket and concessions purchases at participating home events. Fans can use their gift card when ordering season, mini-plan and single game tickets online, over the phone and in-person at the ticket windows to regular season home events in baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, football and gymnastics and for concession purchases in baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and gymnastics. Gift cards can be purchased in the amounts of $20, $40, $60, $80 or $100 online or by calling 706-542-9003.

Hope everyone has a merry Christmas!

Go Dogs!

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353 comments Add your comment

Bulldawg35

December 23rd, 2013
3:19 pm

Wde

Yeah I’m well aware that teams pass more today. But look at the history of he sec….the teams that have won the sec have ran the ball well…..11th in the sec will not get it done!

Bulldawg35

December 23rd, 2013
3:33 pm

I can name 2 games where the OL could get directly blamed for the loss! The Clemson and vandy game! The OL struggled against mizzou as well!

Bulldawg35

December 23rd, 2013
3:37 pm

I bet Richt really regrets. Is sing out on tunsil! Missing out on him really showed this year. The man played well for ole miss as a true freshmen!

Bulldawg35

December 23rd, 2013
3:48 pm

The Gus bus just won AP coach of the year! Gus is 3 times the coach that Richt is!!!!!!!! Can you people phantom this?? In Gus’s first year he is in the mnc title game!!!!!!! I see all over the boards where auburn fans are making fun of us and rightfully so! We are just to content and scared to make a change with Richt! I’m sick and tired of 8-4 and poor bowl performances!!

Bulldawg35

December 23rd, 2013
3:57 pm

Richt should be getting his final phase of the cutting edge program for Christmas! Lmao!

dawgfan

December 23rd, 2013
4:22 pm

I’m watching Frank Solich coach Ohio in the Beef O’ Brady’s bowl and I can’t help but think that a similar scenario would be and excellent fit for Richt. He could go to a school that doesn’t expect much and play in bowl games in front of 20,000 people that aren’t too loud to disrupt his offense.

Sounds like a no brainer to me. Give it some thought coach.

Bulldawg35

December 23rd, 2013
4:27 pm

Dawg fan

I agree! That would be the perfect job situation for Richt….he would probably under achieve there as well! Lamo!

Bulldawg35

December 23rd, 2013
4:31 pm

Under Richt we have only blew out one bowl team….and that was Hawaii!! Expect another very close heart wrenching bowl game! Woo hoo!

Bulldawg35

December 23rd, 2013
4:34 pm

These two coaches in this bowl game are better than Richt! I dare somebody to prove me wrong! They do more with less!

Dog4Life

December 23rd, 2013
4:48 pm

And I suppose all the other breaks Aubarn got this year was due to great coaching and desire–you are deluded in your hate for CMR. The greatest luck in UGA history was “Run Lindsay Run…” You cannot and I repeat canot win NC w/o luck being on your side. I played two yrs for a coach who by the way is in the College football HOF so screw your so-called football knowledge–he said a great team, with great coaching, and a whole lotta luck will get you a NC. Auburn’s catch and run against UGA i guess that was coaching and planned–don’t say knock the ball down because you haven’t played you never what you will do in that situation. I still DBs in the NFL who try to make the catch rather than knock the ball down. I would prefer they knock it down but they didn’t and lady luck took over–do you hate Richt so much you are delirious to the actual games–get help my man!!

Bulldawg35

December 23rd, 2013
4:59 pm

Dog 4 life

I use to like Richt….but after 2005 he took his foot off the pedal with moving forward with the program….we have been trending down ever since the loss to West Virginia! Every year we have a different missing piece and I expect that trend to continue….once you lose your place it’s hard to get it back…..Richt once had UGA in a place where the shy was the limit….but he lost his mojo and has failed to gain it back.

NCDawg

December 23rd, 2013
5:26 pm

Dog4Life – yes they have fried their brains with hate. There are several of them on this blog that flushed their brain down a toilet in fits of rage. They think they make sense and thet is what is so sad. I would feel sorry for them but it’s their own damned fault. They will not listen to reason at all. They think THEY are reasonable and everybody who doesn’t hate Coach Richt is “delusional”.

What can you say?

Bulldawg35

December 23rd, 2013
5:43 pm

Ncdawg

Put down the kool aid man! Richt is no longer the right man for the job. He would be in a better situation today winning a boring win the beef o Brady bowl! Give it up preacher!

RHall

December 23rd, 2013
5:52 pm

I think the long term demise of UGA Football will be Will Friend….OL Coach….recruits undersized OL…has gone away from JC OL (UGA has been very successful w/ that part of JC recruiting)…and does not get more than 3 per year…lack of depth…on and on….watch the number of players on the OL that get drafted from UGA….the three this year may not get drafted at all….also, none of his present OL were even named Honorable Mention SEC….poor job Mr Friend!!!

NCDawg

December 23rd, 2013
5:57 pm

LMFAO! Thanks 35 for so aptly proving my point. You put down the poison and get your stomach pumped… you need help badly.

Bulldawg35

December 23rd, 2013
6:09 pm

JHC and Dawson are suspended for the game….way to go Richt!

Bulldawg35

December 23rd, 2013
6:13 pm

USA today is reporting that Richt is an candidate for the Texas job! Bwahhhhhaaaaaa!

Bulldawg35

December 23rd, 2013
6:14 pm

Nc dawg

Go ahead send another donation…..proving my point that you will accept mediocrity!

Bulldawg35

December 23rd, 2013
6:46 pm

Nc dawg

Do u have a gator bowl ticket? Then shut up!

Bulldawg35

December 23rd, 2013
7:04 pm

Well 2 suspended players for the bowl game. I wonder how many to start next season?? Richt is the worst at keeping the players in line! This team will never be serious about winning because they would rather get in trouble! It all start at the top…these players don’t fear Richt!!!!

Bulldawg35

December 23rd, 2013
7:38 pm

Richt just didn’t know what to do with Chris lemay and Shaq fluker……Richt should of played them a little more and they wouldn’t of left.
Chris sanders-
Lemay

Fluker

Seay
Crowell
Marshall
All went bye bye……maybe Richt is the energy vampire!

ShowMeYurTD's

December 23rd, 2013
8:44 pm

JHC suspended for bowl….why couldn’t this happened prior to auburn game? Why o why! CMR comedy continues……let the boys have their doobies for crying’ out loud.

ShowMeYurTD's

December 23rd, 2013
8:45 pm

Oh yea….forgot GO FALCONS! LOL. ……god bless State of GA sports fans.

Macclenny_dawg

December 23rd, 2013
10:07 pm

Richt at it again. When asked about special teams practice today he stated they put someone back on a short field goal kick and he wasn’t touched. Asked how many times since he has been head coach have they practiced that he laughed and said 1!!! Guess he studied Gus and his cutting-edge football!!!

UGA MedDawg

December 24th, 2013
12:25 am

Bill: you got the insight! Dem boys smoke a lil herb or what?

Gutrake

December 24th, 2013
12:26 am

35,

it’s “fathom” not “phantom”…

Hope you don’t help anyone with homework…

Gutrake

December 24th, 2013
12:30 am

35,

I really want to know. How old are you? Serious.

Next yr is BCS Champ time!

December 24th, 2013
12:42 am

BDawg35…Richt didnt put a joint in Crowells mouth…..Gurley da man regarldess….Lemay getting beat out by better talent!

Next yr is BCS Champ time!

December 24th, 2013
12:44 am

Gutrake can you dispute 35s valid points?

Next yr is BCS Champ time!

December 24th, 2013
1:01 am

mClenny!!! Best blawgger of yr!!!!! wonder what ur normal Koolaider name is….

Gutrake

December 24th, 2013
6:41 am

The only valid point he has made is that his Mom needs to ground him and take away his computer.

Seriously, though, I’ve proven him wrong several times. It’s easy…he says the same thing over and over…and…over…

The reason that I make fun of him now is that I know that he has no original viable point. The doo-doo heads that concur with him are just as stupid…but they’re sleepover friends, so I overlook them. From the reading of your blather, I see that you attempt to prove a point with the word “Kool-Aid” as well. That tells me a lot about you, too.

Facts are stubborn things…

fish dawg

December 24th, 2013
7:28 am

CMR can’t see that CTG is not the answer. Enough said.

WDE

December 24th, 2013
8:34 am

Macclenny_dawg cutting edge football from the same Gus that let to the other trolls a terrible UGA team come from 20 points down to take the lead in waning minutes of the 4th quarter? And needed a prayer to win the game..that Gus ?

Columbus Dawg

December 24th, 2013
9:12 am

WDE, first off, Georgia is far from a terrible team, and second , is not very far from being the best team in the nation. You want to talk about AU? I for one among many, don’t think the Tiggers have enough miracle salve left for FSU, that being said, going forward FSU won’t hold a candle to UGA in 2014. I don’t know what the future holds for Harvey-Clemons, but I am convinced that UGA’s D will be MUCH better in 2014, and I predict we will see improvement starting with the bowl game, even without him. The 2014 Dawgs will be a much better and more complete team than the 2013 Auburn Tigers, whose lucky trends overshadowed the fact that their D sucked as well. I don’t see AU’s D getting that much better, they are losing the one player that made a difference for them in Dee Ford, and yes Lawson is good, but he is one man. Many Georgia folks don’t think it’s possible for the defense to be better with Grantham, but I beg to differ. These guys have something to prove and will be towards the top instead of the bottom of SEC. I would be willing to bet that the odds of devastating injuries two years in a row are minimal. UGA will have an unstoppable offense, running or throwing at will against ANY defense. By the way, what has prompted all the Bobo to Texas B.S. on message boards?

Bulldawg35

December 24th, 2013
9:22 am

Gut rake = paddy

You’re a coward to scared to hope for change with the program! I’m sick of you and your mindless drivel post! Lmao!

dawgfan

December 24th, 2013
9:24 am

The same Gus that we’ll be watching play for all the marbles while we’re suffering through our 13th straight year of national futility under Richt.

Yeah, that Gus.

Bulldawg35

December 24th, 2013
9:29 am

Columbus dawg

JHC will be a huge Loss for the bowl game and beyond. You just don’t replace talent like that over night. Plus tray Mathews is injury prone. I predict next year we will be hit by the injury bug again. Just face it guys the Richt era is coming to a end!

Bulldawg35

December 24th, 2013
9:30 am

Columbus

You’re really drinking the kool aid my friend!

Moist Dawg

December 24th, 2013
9:56 am

all the pieces are in place to win a championship. now if we can only stay healthy and not have to overcome biased refs we should be home free. now i say that we just run up the score on everyone we play next season so that even if the refs try to stop us they cant because we will be so far ahead. hopefully after we annileate (sp?) nebraska the rest of the sec will be on notice.

Macclenny_dawg

December 24th, 2013
10:06 am

Far from a koolaider here if I had my way Richt would have been gone 3 years ago. I was just making a point that Gus had Auburn prepared for something like that and Richt has never even practiced it until now. That’s why we are always out coached. Coaching is our main problem.

Bulldawg35

December 24th, 2013
10:15 am

Moist dawg are you kin to gut rake??? Y’all sure are some special people! Lol

RiffRaff

December 24th, 2013
10:33 am

Quarterback Christian LeMay and safety Shaquille Fluker both intend to transfer from Georgia and enroll at Jacksonville State for the 2014 season.

A source told ESPN.com on Monday that Georgia granted releases to both players and that Jacksonville State has agreed to sign the two Bulldogs.

WDE

December 24th, 2013
11:06 am

Macclenny_dawg kudo’s to Gus for being ready for a missed field goal attempt..but he will probably need to figure out how to defend the slant across the middle if they have any hope of beating FSU.UGA was the better team talent and coaching wise when we played Auburn this year, that being said Auburn was the better team in the Iron Bowl. We damn sure weren’t out coached by ol’ Gus this year.

dawgfan

December 24th, 2013
11:07 am

The defense was supposed to improve from 2010 to 2011 because it was the second year under Grantham’s brilliant system. Didn’t happen. The D was utterly clueless the 1st two games of the season (Typical Mark Richt Football). Only after we got in to the Kentuckies and Vandies on our schedule did we start to improve and we heard all the same Kool Aider excuses about needing more time to gel that we heard this season.

The defense was supposed to improve from 2011 to 2012 because everyone was older and more experienced. Didn’t happen. With a roster chock full of NFL players we gave up 350 yards rushing the final game of the season. That’s not improvement. That’s embarassing.

Now I’m supposed to believe the defense will improve from 2013 to 2014 simply because more time will pass and everyone will be a year older (I’m aware of no other rationale).

You’ve got a better chance convincing me that Santa Clause is real.

Columbus Dawg

December 24th, 2013
11:10 am

Everyone waiting for the next shoe to drop with more bad news players suspended. If academically ineligible then use scholly for a player that is college material, let Harvey-Clemons apply for NFL, there is no academic requirement there. If drug related, for second time, then cut losses and use scholly for player who will appreciate it. UGA needs some players with good character for a change. Harvey-Clemons showed crappy character by being in car with the thug Crowell. Richt needs to continue to purge the crap from the bowels of the UGA football program. Maybe kendall gant will appreciate his scholly. Time for this B.S. to stop.

dawgfan

December 24th, 2013
11:20 am

We have plenty of players with good character. Big fan you are. We just don’t have a coach that is willing to put in the elbow griese that is necessary for us to win at an elite level.

But you keep throwing the players under the bus and let me know how well you’re sleeping at night.

bubba4dawgs

December 24th, 2013
11:20 am

RECRUITING!! UGA needs a fine balance between offense and defense! They need some heavy hitting front-liners on offense to simply wear out the opponents defense and a balance with this on defense. They just can’t seem to get the two together and get beat in the recruiting game with 5 star players going to Auburn or Alabama. The team is loaded with rb’s, qb’s and wr’s. Frankly, I believe Todd Grantham’s scheme is not good for college. It takes too long to learn and varies decidedly with what a player is used to coming out of high school. Grnated, it gets the player ready for the pros but doesn’t connect well with winning at the college level.

Well, let’s hope the defense will be improved for the 2014 season! GO DAWGS!!

WDE

December 24th, 2013
11:27 am

daqwgfan ” griese” this! We came within one play of beating the team that won the NC last year. We came within one play of beating one of the teams that will play for the NC this year….how much more ” griese” to you need ?? If we won the NC game by 50 you’d cry and whine that we didn’t win by 60…

dawgfan

December 24th, 2013
11:38 am

It takes more than one play to win a championship. It takes 14 games of full effort and focus for an entire season of football.

Good luck ever getting that with Richt at the helm.

dawgfan

December 24th, 2013
11:44 am

Actually, make that 15 games in the playoff system.

Yeah, that’ll happen with Richt. *rolls eyes* I’ve got a better chance of winning the mega millions.