Live from Lexington: UGA’s back in the ol’ SEC East chase

The team in blue is on the minds of the Bulldogs, who play a different team in blue tonight. (AP photo)

The team in blue is on the mind of Georgia, which plays a different team in blue tonight. (AP photo)

Lexington, Ky. – Two weeks after Georgia lost by four touchdowns in Columbia, the Bulldogs again have the opening they need. Yes, sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. But if Georgia is good enough to beat you-know-who you-know-where next Saturday, the Bulldogs will stand atop the SEC East with only two winnable conference games (Ole Miss and Auburn) remaining.

Dept. of details: Georgia does need to beat Kentucky here tonight.

Dept. of reality: Georgia should beat Kentucky by 30 points.

Even if Kentucky were any good, I can’t imagine the Wildcats could stand with a Georgia team that’s coming off a bye and is sure to be enthused by the news that is Florida whipping South Carolina in Gainesville. Kentucky, however, is not any good. Even by UK standards, this is an awful assemblage. Its four SEC losses have come by 38, 21, 13 and 42 points. The 42-point loss at Arkansas was shortened to three quarters by a merciful thunderstorm.

Yes, I know that the Gator-Gamecock tussle isn’t officially over, but I’ve seen enough. Florida’s not losing today. South Carolina, which looked so good against Georgia, hasn’t looked the same since, and now the Gamecocks are pondering a rather epic slide: Could the same Chickens who were ranked No. 3 in the land only eight days ago wind up in Chick-fil-A Bowl?

And now you’re asking: If South Carolina wasn’t half as good as it l0oked against Georgia, what does that say about Georgia? Feel free to discuss among yourselves, while we await the 7 p.m. (or thereabouts) kickoff. And I thank you for your patronage.

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DamnDawgs!

October 20th, 2012
6:09 pm

Should be a breeze tonite but I have NO confidence for the Florida game. Dawgs will get out coached again and turn to mush. Sad to say.

DamnDawgs!

October 20th, 2012
6:09 pm

Todd grant ham

October 20th, 2012
6:10 pm

Hey Mark. Had a chance to see the home folks?

Todd grant ham

October 20th, 2012
6:11 pm

Florida looks like a lean, mean, fighting machine.

Todd grant ham

October 20th, 2012
6:15 pm

I’m afraid it confirms that UGA’s present coaching staff is clueless and couldn’t win a BCS championship with an NFL All Pro team.

Todd grant ham

October 20th, 2012
6:16 pm

37 -8 Florida over South Carolina.

aaron

October 20th, 2012
6:17 pm

Maybe we should look at Muschamp, ex Georgia boy, as our next coach?

Todd grant ham

October 20th, 2012
6:18 pm

He’s doing a heck of a job at Florida.

Under The Bleachers

October 20th, 2012
6:19 pm

The UGA Dawgs could play all Freshmen and walkons and beat this Kentucky team.

UGA needs to win the SEC East this year because next years schedule is a 4 loss season.

DI

October 20th, 2012
6:27 pm

Muschamp wouldn’t come back to UGA if his life depended on it…he always wanted to be a FLA Gator when he was playing, and now he’s (almost) getting his wish.

Todd grant ham

October 20th, 2012
6:28 pm

Richt’s gone after a mediocre 2013.

UGA Fan

October 20th, 2012
6:28 pm

Well

We are back in the SEC championship hunt :)

But it will on last until Saturday afternoon

Coach Richt cant coach a team to win an important game that has championship implications

He only knows how to back door his way in.

Todd grant ham

October 20th, 2012
6:28 pm

DI, why do you write that?

DI

October 20th, 2012
6:29 pm

Agree (and hope) that Richt is gone…just hope there’s a quality coach willing to take on our mess.

DI

October 20th, 2012
6:29 pm

Agree (and hope) that Richt is gone…just hope there’s a quality coach willing to take on our mess.

DI

October 20th, 2012
6:30 pm

He tried to make the Florida team before he came to UGA. He spoke about this when he was hired at FLA.

Johnny Be Good

October 20th, 2012
6:30 pm

Johnny Be Good

October 20th, 2012
6:31 pm

Well

We are back in the SEC championship hunt :)

But it will on last until Saturday afternoon

Coach Richt cant coach a team to win an important game that has championship implications

He only knows how to back door his way in. ;)

Todd grant ham

October 20th, 2012
6:31 pm

Kirby Smart is learning under the best and he’s a Dog.

aaron

October 20th, 2012
6:33 pm

Of course, he’d be crazy to leave UF given the recent history of their program vs. ours. But a man can dream, right?

Todd grant ham

October 20th, 2012
6:33 pm

Yep, Richt has to depend on other teams to pave his way into championship games. Then he gets stomped. Again.

aaron

October 20th, 2012
6:34 pm

I’d go for Kirby Smart. Would love to see someone get us back to the “Junkyard Dawgs” on defense.

Russa

October 20th, 2012
6:37 pm

“I have NO confidence for the Florida game”

considering Florida will be a Top 3 team and how CMR does against those really good teams, a lot of people should feel the same way. This team is really good at turning hugely important games into even bigger letdowns

Johnny Be Good

October 20th, 2012
6:39 pm

This coaching staff isnt winning next week

Have you seen how intense FL is on the field

They will bring that next wee for sure

Our coaching staff will bring new uniforms and hugs

Todd grant ham

October 20th, 2012
6:40 pm

To paraphrase an old Bradley column:

Richt is helping solve those awful post game traffic jams in Athens
Richt is responsible odor renewed interest in Georgia’s basketball program
Richt gives Steve Spurrier a reason to exist
Richt emphasizes important things like recruiting class standings rather than silly stuff like wins and losses
Richt sings happy birthday to recruits while Nick Saban questions their manhood

muleshoe

October 20th, 2012
6:40 pm

all would understand if UGa goes ahead and forfeits next weeks game…a 2-0 score is alot better than the four touchdown spanking you will receive in Jax…

Russ, the Temporary Mascot aka UGA IX

October 20th, 2012
6:41 pm

Is that Kentucky time? And what is Kentucky time? I am not happy with this Kentucky Colonel guy and if he gets close to me he’s going to get a dog bite he will never forget. Hey, Mark, what are you going to be for Halloween?

Todd grant ham

October 20th, 2012
6:42 pm

Richt tweets that he’s a Florida fan while Saban says real men don’t tweet.

Old Boy

October 20th, 2012
6:43 pm

I am afraid our annual trip to the Gator Bowl will be another trip behind the woodshed.

Todd grant ham

October 20th, 2012
6:44 pm

There’s just no way to deny that Georgia is poorly coached in fundamental football.

Draggin Fly

October 20th, 2012
6:45 pm

From the look of the posts so far, the Tech game must be over.

MFranklin

October 20th, 2012
6:47 pm

Is this today’s game thread???

Todd grant ham

October 20th, 2012
6:48 pm

Well, Florida 37 to11 over Carolina.

Johnny Be Good

October 20th, 2012
6:57 pm

Draggin FLy

Enjoy your fresh glass of kool-aid all week this week casue reality will sink in Saturday night for you

Johnny Be Good

October 20th, 2012
6:58 pm

MFranklin

October 20th, 2012
6:58 pm

What a waste of time… no wonder we blow out in big game… we have no support in the media or on line

Johnny Be Good

October 20th, 2012
6:59 pm

Draggin Fly

Reality might sink in for you after Saturday night

Uncle Kirk

October 20th, 2012
7:00 pm

Did you see all the special teams blunders by USCe. Do they have a special teams coach? Did you see them quit today? Coacihing……bwahahaha

MFranklin

October 20th, 2012
7:01 pm

UGA – woof woof!

(go back to sleep, ajc)

Johnny Be Good

October 20th, 2012
7:01 pm

Support

People are tired of supporting a coaching staff that can coach in big games

Next weeks game is a big game and most of us live in reality and realize we will have another loss

tell me again

October 20th, 2012
7:01 pm

Carolina had the same thing happen to them today as what happened to us in Columbia – a perfect storm of dumb mistakes and with only 29 yards of offense, Florida was up 21 – 0.

The Nature Boy

October 20th, 2012
7:03 pm

Did the UK band play “My Old Kentucky Home..” ??

Bc

October 20th, 2012
7:03 pm

Florida will destroy us next week

Johnny Be Good

October 20th, 2012
7:03 pm

Uncle Kool-aid

It will be all silence from you next Saturday when you watch a 2nd yr coach hand us another BIG GAME Loss

Cant wait to read your excuse

Mark Bradley

October 20th, 2012
7:03 pm

Sorry. Was talking to Kentucky media folks.

None of them believe Kentucky has a chance.

MFranklin

October 20th, 2012
7:03 pm

Question to ANYONE: I live out of state and come here for in-game threads. Did AJC stop doing this because we lost to SC?

Johnny Be Good

October 20th, 2012
7:04 pm

???????????????????????????????????????????

Mark Bradley

October 20th, 2012
7:04 pm

Oh, and to answer the question: I did spend two nights in Maysville. Thanks for asking.

MFranklin

October 20th, 2012
7:05 pm

“Oh, and to answer the question: I did spend two nights in Maysville. Thanks for asking.”

Alrighty then

Question

October 20th, 2012
7:05 pm

Mark

how do you get unblocked if you were blocked on this blog