Live from Athens: Will the Big Orange get to party in the UGA?

There's a clash of colors outside. (Photo by M.B.)

There's a clash of colors beyond the hedges. (Photo by M.B.)

Athens – Earlier this week I posed the musical question, “Where did it all go wrong for Mark Richt?” Walking into Sanford Stadium this morning, I got the musical answer.

The Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana song “Party in the USA” was playing over the stadium’s PA, and nobody who has followed Georgia football can hear that song without wincing. Not because the song is awful — it isn’t, and this is coming from someone who has seen Miley/Hannah in person — but because of the unfortunate orientation video in which the Bulldogs’ coach had a cameo.

Richt has since rued his participation, describing the “Party in the UGA” video as “awful.” But I respectfully submit that nothing has been the same for this program since Richt partook of the infamous “party.”

Today Georgia plays Tennessee, which is coached by Derek Dooley, whose dad was the greatest UGA coach ever and who hired Richt. Vince Dooley has said he won’t attend today’s game but will root (for his son) from his famous home on Milledge Circle. And if Richt loses to young Dooley, the current Georgia coach might not attend next week’s game or any thereafter.

OK, I’m exaggerating. Richt isn’t getting canned no matter what happens here. But what happens here will go a ways toward determining Richt’s quality of life going forward. As bad as it has been for the Bulldogs, imagine if they lost at home to an even worse bunch of Vols coached by the offspring of Vincent and Barbara.

Enough. I can’t imagine it. And I don’t think it will happen. I think Georgia will beat Tennessee. I also think it had darn well better.

(Speaking of Barbara Dooley: She’s here. She’s wearing, if you can believe it, red slacks and an orange sweater.)

And with that, the floor is open for comments, questions and nominations for Georgia’s next coach. (Kidding! I’m a kidder!) I’ll be here all day, and I’d appreciate if you’d … er, join the party. Speaking of which:

995 comments Add your comment

matthew

October 9th, 2010
12:03 pm

With the way this season has gone, the totally need to keep this audiofeed. chipmunks instead of dogs, indeed.

todd grantham

October 9th, 2010
12:04 pm

or would you perfer we meander along a different blog “thread”. heh, heh

The Temporary Mascot formerly known as Russ

October 9th, 2010
12:06 pm

A little dog can only do so much.

todd grantham

October 9th, 2010
12:07 pm

if not me, then let Derek win a couple of years at tennessee and then bring him to georgia.

Party school

October 9th, 2010
12:07 pm

Russ, they already have pansies on the sideline.

BROOK WHITMIRE

October 9th, 2010
12:08 pm

WHERE DID MY PA MIKE GO????

BROOK WHITMIRE

October 9th, 2010
12:08 pm

BRADLEY, DID YOU ABSCOND WITH MY MIKE??

The Temporary Mascot formerly known as Russ

October 9th, 2010
12:09 pm

This UGA fixation . . . I just don’t understand it. Some say it began with Wally Buttts.

todd grantham

October 9th, 2010
12:09 pm

who is brook whitmire?

JB

October 9th, 2010
12:09 pm

she has on more than Herschel lately

UGA the 8th I am

October 9th, 2010
12:10 pm

This program has tanked as it will be proven once again today.

todd grantham

October 9th, 2010
12:11 pm

decent fare in the press box today?

FLA DAWG

October 9th, 2010
12:11 pm

Hey Mark,

Did you catch the video attached to your site here?
I hope these kids don’t quit college seeking an acting or singing career.
They must be journalism students – sorry Mark!

todd grantham

October 9th, 2010
12:12 pm

and continued with jeff reardon

Mark Bradley

October 9th, 2010
12:12 pm

I believe they’re serving turkey. I passed, however.

The Temporary Mascot formerly known as Russ

October 9th, 2010
12:12 pm

Coach Grantham is making $750,000 as an assistant. He must be the greatest Georgia coach ever. If he gets a potato chip commercial it will be all over for the other coaches. If he goes doughnuts he will go platinum.

Damon Evans

October 9th, 2010
12:13 pm

Derek Dooley is “Good People”… Is his mommie wearing the orange panties today ?

The Temporary Mascot formerly known as Russ

October 9th, 2010
12:13 pm

I can’t stand much more of this canned music. Where is the band?

Sweat Socks

October 9th, 2010
12:13 pm

The Miley Cyrus song IS terrible.

I can’t believe they’re playing it at Sanford Stadium. What has happened at UGA?

todd grantham

October 9th, 2010
12:13 pm

there was a rather obscure dog player in the 1950’s named jeff bumgarner.

The Temporary Mascot formerly known as Russ

October 9th, 2010
12:14 pm

They make that turkey over in the College of Making Turkey. I wouldn’t eat that if I were you.

UGA the 8th I am

October 9th, 2010
12:14 pm

Cann that soulja boy music I say !

todd grantham

October 9th, 2010
12:14 pm

turkey, wow. hope that wont be the title of your post-game piece.

RAMBLE ON!!!

October 9th, 2010
12:15 pm

Wow, and you guys call us nerds. LOL

Sweat Socks

October 9th, 2010
12:15 pm

Mark, have you caught wind of any legal issues that might have popped up last night, but has yet to make headlines?

todd grantham

October 9th, 2010
12:15 pm

Temp, already got the deal worked out with Snapper mowers.

UGA the 8th I am

October 9th, 2010
12:16 pm

turkey neck ? is paul johnson at the game?

todd grantham

October 9th, 2010
12:16 pm

instead of the marianas turkey shoot maybe this will be the vols turkey shoot.

UGA the 8th I am

October 9th, 2010
12:16 pm

Enter your comments here

Cuz

October 9th, 2010
12:17 pm

I feel great about this game. Apparently the meds are working. Now where is that pill bottle?

todd grantham

October 9th, 2010
12:17 pm

The Marianas Turkey Shoot was the turning point of World War II in the Pacific.

Mark Bradley

October 9th, 2010
12:17 pm

I believe someone has reunited Brook Whitmire with his microphone

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Jim Doanan as in Doans Pills

October 9th, 2010
12:17 pm

Im afraid this game is gonna give me the belly ache

Sweat Socks

October 9th, 2010
12:18 pm

Mark,

Have you heard of any legal incidents that happened last night, but has yet to make headlines?

todd grantham

October 9th, 2010
12:18 pm

cuz, it wont be long before its time to reach for the other bottle, i fear.

Cuz

October 9th, 2010
12:18 pm

tackle the ref in the coin toss, that would be a good start.

Mark Bradley

October 9th, 2010
12:19 pm

UGA wins the toss. Defers. Until they get a new coach.

Kidding about that last bit

LSUdat

October 9th, 2010
12:19 pm

The Temporary Mascot formerly known as Russ

October 9th, 2010
12:19 pm

President Adams and I have worked it out. I won’t file a wrongful termination suit in exchange for a diploma. Not sure which diploma I want just yet. I will shop around this week. A little dog with a Georgia diploma! Go figure!

Cuz

October 9th, 2010
12:19 pm

todd, you know your history. The Great Marians Turkey Shoot. Great win.

Cuz

October 9th, 2010
12:20 pm

Marianas, sorry.

Party school

October 9th, 2010
12:20 pm

UGa wins the tosss………….. maybe they should ring the bell

todd grantham

October 9th, 2010
12:20 pm

how can you tell? he really doesnt need one.

Erks RR Track Dawg

October 9th, 2010
12:20 pm

Paul Johnson is a great coach. He does more with less talent than most any other coach in the country. My family members are spinning in their graves with me complimenting anything about GT but the facts are the facts…

Mark Bradley

October 9th, 2010
12:20 pm

Not last night, sweat socks.

Cuz

October 9th, 2010
12:21 pm

Russ go for an Ag degree. It looks great in the unemployment line.

Jimmy

October 9th, 2010
12:21 pm

Here we go! This will be the first game of the turnaround!

FLA DAWG

October 9th, 2010
12:21 pm

Wish Dooley was on our sideline.

todd grantham

October 9th, 2010
12:21 pm

yes Cuz, my great uncle Beauregard Grantham was in the battle.