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 26th, 2013
6:38 pm

Gut rake

How is Richt’s toilet working out for you? Haha!

Bulldawg35

December 26th, 2013
6:48 pm

You would think that UGA could want to come out and stomp Nebraska and make the bowl selection committee pay for the rematch….but that won’t be he case though.

Hairy Dawg

December 26th, 2013
11:30 pm

Its is a sickening how Coach Richt getting blames when he didnt causes none of these injuries. When he had injures we not depth fill in do to bad pointy head rules that keeps Dawgs from stockpiling as many good talents by getting rid of stinkys players. Then when injuries we short handed cause we had to keep stinkys instead of cutting and schollies to replacement that talent stockpile to give depth. Bammer dont play kiddie ball but gets rid a there stinkys and bring in new player replacing each year on schollie. Dawgs could to but no says that Adams then Morehead and McG. That got to be fixed then Dawgs dominants National Titles.

Hairy Dawg

December 26th, 2013
11:31 pm

Its is a sickening how Coach Richt getting blames when he didnt causes none of these injuries. When he had injures we not depth fill in do to bad pointy head rules that keeps Dawgs from stockpiling as many good talents by getting rid of stinkys players. Then when injuries we short handed cause we had to keep stinkys instead of cutting and schollies to replacement that talent stockpile to give depth. Bammer dont play kiddie ball but gets rid a there stinkys and bring in new player replacing each year on schollie. Dawgs could to but no says that Adams then Morehead and McG. That got to be fixed then Dawgs dominants National Titles.

Hairy Dawg

December 26th, 2013
11:36 pm

And that is what we got to do to get Coach Richt support he needs to stand down McGs and Morehead and rest a dumb rules like weed testing that cause suspensions.

BRANDO

December 27th, 2013
12:04 am

Quit your bellyaching Bulldog fans! 3 more TDs this season and your playing FSU!

BigDawg

December 27th, 2013
7:38 am

Dawgfan

Like you and others such as Flat Tire, Bulldawg35 and others I am sick and tired of excuses from Coach Richt and his stubborness to change. A TRULY GREAT COACH- Bear Bryant saw the game passing him by in the late 60’s so what did he do- did he stubbornly refuse to change -”NO” he went out and studied the triple option offense and then changed his offensive philosophy and personnel- assistants and players to fit that system and what did we see they played for 4 National Championships in 9 years winning 2 and those were back to back in 78 and 79. The Dawgs have consistently been average to terrible on special teams, they have been consistently average to bad on the offensive line and on Defense as a whole since Van Gorder left, but does Coach Richt see these shortcomings and make a change. No he doesn’t as HE defiantly stays the same course and only occasionally has his teams over the last 8 years really played up to their potential- 2007 and 2012. So Dawgfan I actually agree with you and others but I was only trying to answer the question that was posed.

Go Dawgs

dawgfan

December 27th, 2013
7:39 am

Yeah that’s it. Just 3 TDs. We were only “5 yards away” last year. In 2002 we were only a dropped pass away. In 2007 we were only a….well, I don’t specifically recall what the rationalization was then. Something about how ESPN hated us.

I’m starting to see a pattern here. A pattern of BS. A pattern of delusion.

dawgfan

December 27th, 2013
8:38 am

BigDawg, its good to be free isn’t it?

That kind of innovation requires work and long hours. It’s much easier to just stay the course, win your 9.3 games per year and dupe your followers in to thinking there are better things on the horizon with empty rhetoric.

This is Mark Richt Football.

Bulldawg35

December 27th, 2013
9:04 am

I feel like the program is back where we were at when we were playing Virginia 3 out of the last 6 years…don’t laugh because I bet in 2 years we will be playing Nebraska again. What a shame.

Hairy Dawg

December 27th, 2013
9:33 am

What did Bear Bryant do. He would sign 50 kids a year and then cuts the ones that turns out stinkys off team. Saban is dirty in other ways but he doing that now. That why Bammer can play through injuries but Dawgs have losing streak after Tenn cheat shots players like Gurley and Marshall. We cant build depths for long SEC season when Adams-Morehead-McGs put in pointy head rules that keeps us from doing Christian in casting out the wicked that not exposing talents to help Dawgs win. But fixing that requires fans support Coach Richt so pointy heads rules removed that keeping us from roster manage like Bammers and NFL does to. Bad fans is hurting Dawgs by not supporting Coach Richt that is more Christian to help him be allowed to cast out wicked and replace through new schollies. With support from fans and more donations in his name. Coach Richt have power to put point heads like Adams Morehead and McG in place under Dawgs rules not other way round like now. And remember you cant spell Christ without Richts.

Pago Pago DAWG

December 27th, 2013
9:45 am

Hard to believe that last year this time Auburn was wondering what happened to their program.
And now, “Coach Of The Year” and playing a pretty important bowl game….and UGA is…well UGA.
Come on poeple….

UGA Insider

December 27th, 2013
9:56 am

After a humiliating loss to Nebraska look for the CMR era to end and the Kirby Smart era to begin. That gives Smart 30 days to keep a decent recruiting class in tact.

Debriefer

December 27th, 2013
10:00 am

Auburn may well place two crystal footballs in their trophy case over the past 4 years, but they had to fire three Head Coaches to do it. UGA doesn’t fire Head Coaches. They have far too much integrity to do something like that. It would make the Baby Jesus cry.

dawgfan

December 27th, 2013
11:14 am

We’re becoming like Tech fans with this holier than thou attitude to try and make ourselves feel better about being irrelevant. Everyone else cheats. Bama oversigns. LSU let’s their players do drugs. Auburn recruits criminals and pays its players. What am I missing?

It’s really sad.

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

December 27th, 2013
11:36 am

you forgot opposing teams use crowd noise on their loud speakers and

its the refs fault

JunkyardByrd

December 27th, 2013
11:43 am

Jim Donnan
1996
5–6 3–5 T–4th (East)
1997
10–2 6–2 T–2nd (East)
1998
9–3 6–2 3rd (East)
1999
8–4 5–3 3rd (East)
2000
8–4 5–3
He compiled a 40-19 record (.678 winning percentage)

Donnan was fired by University President Michael F. Adams, against the wishes of athletic director Vince Dooley, in 2000 after the Bulldogs struggled to two consecutive eight-win seasons, and three consecutive losses against Georgia Tech. Donnan’s inability to return the program to the national prominence of Dooley’s era and to compete with longtime SEC Eastern Division rivals such as Tennessee and Florida, combined with certain off-the-field problems for players, are believed to be the reasons for his dismissal.

CMR

2009
8-5 4-4 2nd (East)
2010
6-7 3-5 T-3rd (East)
2011
10-4 7-1 1st (East)
2012
12-2 7-1
2013
8-4-including 2-3 vs. Top 25
He compiled a 44-22 record (.666 winning percentage)

dawgfan

December 27th, 2013
12:05 pm

According to Chip Towers on August 23, 2013: “Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, secondary coach Scott Lakatos and Richt HAVE GENERALLY DOWNPLAYED THE INJURY AND YOUTH SITUATION IN THE DEFENSIVE BACKFIELD.”

Mark Richt on December 1, 2013 regarding the secondary: “First of all, WE HAD A VERY YOUNG BUNCH, a lot of inexperience on that side of the ball.”

Man, this guy’s good. Really really good.

Macclenny_dawg

December 27th, 2013
1:52 pm

Well 2 defensive starters out for the bowl game. Just another game where Richt can say well these kids just need time to learn to play together. We just haven’t had the same starters each week. No doubt the 1st 2 games next year we will have at least 2 starters out due to suspension. Same ole same ole!!! Tired of excuses just want a championship.

Hairy Dawg

December 27th, 2013
1:59 pm

Eastern rivals Judas Muschump Gaytors and Orange Pumkins getting beating like rancid mule by Coach Richt. Coach Richt only lost one times to Yech in 14 years. And you wonder why keeps him as Christian coach and want get rid a Adams Morehead and McGs.

Hairy Dawg

December 27th, 2013
2:00 pm

And he won East more than any other coaching so Dawhs own East under Coach Richt. Donnan never come close to winning East.

Bulldawg35

December 27th, 2013
2:01 pm

UGA insider..

I agree if we lose to Nebraska then Richt should be fired!

Bulldawg35

December 27th, 2013
2:03 pm

Hairy dawg

When are you getting off the kool aid train? You and gut rake I swear. You guys just can’t be fixed!

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

December 27th, 2013
2:13 pm

Donnan had to rebuild from the Goff years

he also had Tennessee that was a National Title Contender along with FL to deal with in the East every year

Tech had a good coach named O’leary; the same O’leary that beat Richt with far less talent at UCF in a meaningless bowl game

Bulldawg35

December 27th, 2013
3:36 pm

Maybe we should just sign a life time contract with Nebraska to play hem every year in a bowl game. We can change it up every year…,next year we can play them in the music city bowl! Woo hoo!

dawgfan

December 27th, 2013
3:46 pm

Richt’s chief completion in the East recently has been SC who he has mostly lost to and he only won the East because we had the more favorable schedule. When Florida was winning the East under Meyer, Richt couldn’t stay within 4 touchdowns of them.

Donnan was only given 5 seasons to do something. Richt hasn’t done squat in 8 seasons and his followers insist he needs more time.

It’s a crazy world.

Bulldawg35

December 27th, 2013
4:17 pm

Yeah i can’t believe SC has passed us in football. Spurrier has pulled a mediocre team past us in just a few years….basically because we haven’t improved at all since 2005.

Bulldawg35

December 27th, 2013
4:44 pm

I’m so sick and tired of losing to ranked teams….6-17 against he top 25 the last 5 years….good lord!

Flat Tire doesnt live in Delusionalville Ga.

December 27th, 2013
5:10 pm

Glad to know South Carolina is now considered a signature win

SC…. a program that finally won its first bowl game in 1995; has only won 6 bowl games, and has 1 conference title the ACC over 40 years ago

UGA is finally knocking on the door to greatness

Bulldawg35

December 27th, 2013
5:22 pm

Sc will pound us in Columbia next year! Book it! No way Richt can beat spurrier two years in a row. My how times have changed!

Glory

December 27th, 2013
6:58 pm

Heres the problem with Bobo in two sentences. He is only good when he has really good talent. He is way too slow in taking advantage of a defenses weakness.

Insanity

December 27th, 2013
10:48 pm

The definition of “Insanity” is to keep doing the same thing and expect different results.

Why do you think the D will be better in 2014? It wasn’t good with pro talent and it wasn’t good with brand new players.

I hope I’m wrong but UGA will win 8 or 9 games in 2014 and have similar excuses such as injuries, suspensions, youth, etc.

Insanity

December 27th, 2013
10:51 pm

Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Florida & LSU all have National Titles in the BCS era. We haven’t even played in the title game. But our program is profitable. UGA’s priority is on profitability and not winning it all.

DawgVoiceofReason

December 27th, 2013
11:35 pm

Did any of you see the ESPN “Not Top 10″ number 1 video of the Florida-Georgia Southern game “highlight” showing two Florida players blocking EACH OTHER and then the back running out of bounds and into a photographer? It’s hilarious. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it before. UF has truly become a joke under Muschamp.

TrippingWet

December 27th, 2013
11:38 pm

INSANITY: Young team has palyed a year under that difficult Grantham D scheme! Mauger..Shaq…etc tons of new experience…Tray will be back.

taker n shaker

December 27th, 2013
11:41 pm

Bulldawg35’s gonna be crying on Dec 28th 2014…

TammyWarEagle

December 27th, 2013
11:43 pm

dawg bloggers are a hoot..complainin all the time..find yall a coach! WarEagle!

DawgVoiceofReason

December 27th, 2013
11:44 pm

Junkyard Byrd is not the brightest bulb in the lamp. He doesn’t realize that the Dawgs under Coach Richt have now beaten Tech 12 out of 13 years or, using his range, 5 out of the last 5 years. He has also beaten Florida 3 out of the last 5 and Tenn 4 out of 5.

KA DAWG

December 27th, 2013
11:48 pm

Don’t sleep on FL and WILL, big boy!

Bulldawg35

December 28th, 2013
8:55 am

Taker n shaker….

What an absolute horrible post that don’t make any sense! Sometimes I wonder if you people are even real. Lol

dawgfan

December 28th, 2013
9:02 am

LOL. Are you seriously going to pimp his record against Tennefreakingssee? The same Tennessee that has has 4 losing seasons in a row?

Unbelievable. Wow. You Kool Aiders are beyond desperate.

Bulldawg35

December 28th, 2013
9:08 am

Rodney garner 1 Chris Wilson 0

Dontavious russell commited to auburn. Garner has found his mojo once again. He will be the reason Richt is out of a job in a few years. Watch and see what I tell you….their is a reason that Jim donnan hired garner away from Tennessee!

Bulldawg35

December 28th, 2013
10:04 am

I can’t believe in state Orlando brown is committing to Tennessee! Bwhaaaaaaaaaa! UGA is the worst at recruiting OL.

Bulldawg35

December 28th, 2013
10:27 am

It’s all doom and gloom from here on out. Because I don’t think we will finish in the top ten in Recruiting, that just unacceptable! Richt is just on borrowed time right now and is avoiding the inevitable.

Macclenny_dawg

December 28th, 2013
10:37 am

Well Richt turned down a interview with Texas.

Bulldawg35

December 28th, 2013
10:50 am

Macclenny..

That’s because he knew if he went there he would be fired in 2-3 years.

Bulldawg35

December 28th, 2013
10:50 am

If we lose to Nebraska I will be sick for a week.

Macclenny_dawg

December 28th, 2013
11:11 am

Bulldawg 35,
I actually think he would stand a better chance of playing for a championship there. Alot less great coaching he would have to compete with. Think it was a loss for both of us. Now no chance of either ever getting a championship.

JunkyardByrd

December 28th, 2013
11:37 am

DawgVoiceofReason-you’re an idiot:
“Beaten Tech 12 out of 13 years or, using his range, 5 out of the last 5 years. He has also beaten Florida 3 out of the last 5 and Tenn. 4 out of 5.”
Tech, Fl, and Tenn. have been going through their worst campaigns in decades. Declaring dominance over them these days is exactly why our program is in the shape it’s in. The comparison lies in his overall record as well as victories over quality (i.e. top 25) opponents which back in Donnan’s day were usually Tenn., FL, and Tech. If you can remove your loyalist head out of your backside long enough, you will see that the two coaches are on equal footing, yet CMR has been given almost 3 times the amount of time to succeed.
As for Hairy Dawg:
You can’t be real with that mastery of the English language, can you? You have to be a Tech impostor. Well, anyways, if you are real, I’ll once again point out the above to you as well:
Either way, he’s not going anywhere…and I don’t want him or Grantham to…this year. We are going to have as much talent on the board as any team in the SEC next year and if we can’t win an SEC Championship next year, then we never will under this regime. A coaching change now would not do us any favors. 2014 is put up or shut up time. And if CMR can’t get it done (which I don’t think he will), then there is no way anyone can continue to support him except for ignoramuses such as yourselves who are blind to what’s going on. However, if I am wrong, I’ll be the first one to admit it and gladly shake your hand.

DawgVoiceofReason

December 28th, 2013
11:51 am

dawgfan, if you’re not intelligent enough to follow the conversation, then stay out of it altogether. I brought up UT in the context of responding to JYB’s comparison of Donnan and Richt. Nothing more, nothing less. You’re the “freakin” nut here, obsessed with whatever demons are haunting you. Go jump in Lake Superior. It would be a fitting place for you.