Rewind: RB Kyle Vorster carries the load for Walton

THE MONDAY MORNING REWIND

Looking back at the players, plays and games that caught our attention over the weekend. Let us know what you saw and heard.

There was a lot of talk among Walton players and fans about going out to celebrate their win over rival Lassiter Friday night. Kyle Vorster was thinking he’d probably take a pass.

“Pretty tired,” Vorster said after the game.

His exhaustion was understandable. The 5-foot-11, 210-pound senior tailback carried the football a staggering 37 times as the Raiders came from behind to beat Lassiter 31-27 Friday night in Marietta. Vorster turned those carries into 243 yards and two touchdowns as coach Rocky Hidalgo went to him off tackle again and again.

“I didn’t realize I was getting it that much,” Vorster said of all the carries. “They just kept calling my number and I kept taking it and was just following my blocking. I have to give it all to our blockers because I couldn’t have done anything without them.”

It’s the second straight week that a back went boffo in the Channel 2 Sports Zone Game of the Week. Buford’s Seon Jones got loose for 313 yards in the Wolves’ win over Lovett the previous week.

Like Jones, Vorster is still waiting for his recruitment to kick into overdrive. So far he doesn’t have any scholarship offers. But he is getting plenty of looks. Vorster said he has heard from Georgia State, Georgia Southern, Middle Tennessee, Coastal Carolina and Kentucky, among others.

“Hopefully I’ll start hearing a little more,” Vorster said.

He should.

Valdosta’s Rome, Mitchell, put on show against M.L. King

AJC Super 11 tight end Jay Rome of Valdosta lived up to his billing with a pair of touchdowns and five catches for 49 yards in the Wildcats’ 43-28 win over M.L. King Saturday night at Hallford Stadium in Clarkston. Teammate Malcolm Mitchell added eight receptions for 163 yards and two more scores as Valdosta quarterback Ryan Whilden passed for 343 yards and five touchdowns.

The Lions were no pushover, however, trailing only 27-21 entering the fourth quarter. Quarterback Jonquel Dawson was 20-of-24 for 413 yards and three touchdowns. And wide receiver Demarco Robinson had a another big night, returning the opening kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown and finishing with seven catches for 106 yards on the night.

Stephenson prospects shine in 21-0 win over Luella

The Davis Boys had another huge night as a Stephenson rolled over Luella to remain undefeated. Tailback Willie Davis, a South Florida commitment, had 204 yards rushing for Jaguars (5-0), while backfield make Mike Davis (no relation), added 168. Meanwhile, defensive end Preston Smith celebrated his commitment to Mississippi State on Friday with two sacks and a batted down pass and Stephenson held Luella to just 68 rushing yards.

UGA commit Corey Moore takes turn under center

Georgia commitment Corey Moore, a safety from Griffin, started for the Bears at quarterback on Friday against Woodland. Lining up in the position for the first time in three years, Moore played solidly, finishing with 53 yards on 4-of-6 passing, an interception and a TD run. Moore had to fill in for starter Tyler Hamm, who was suspended for the game. Running back Wontavious Washington rushed 161 yards on 27 carries and scored 2 TDs for the Bears (6-0) .

Hiram’s Trey Wesley has big night versus North Paulding

Hiram rushed for 429 yards as a team against North Paulding this past Friday, but it was Trey Wesley that put the go in the offensive onslaught. The senior running back rushed for 263 yards on just 13 carries (20.2 yards per), which included a 98-yard touchdown run. It was one of two scores for the 5-11, 178-pound athlete. He also had an 18-yard catch for the Hornets (5-1), who won 45-31.

Etc. . . .

AJC Super 11 running back Isaiah Crowell of Carver-Columbus had limited playing time due to an undisclosed injury but still finished with 144 yards on just seven carries in a 34-6 win over Heard County. Crowell’s total included a 73-yard touchdown run. . . . Troup’s Quan Bray, another one of the top running backs in the state, lost three fumbles and had to leave the game in the fourth quarter with a knee injury as Carrollton rolled to a 48-7 win. Bray’s injury is not thought to be serious. . . . AJC Super 11 defensive back Brian Randolph continues to impress on offense. The Tennessee commitment scored three touchdowns and had 102 yards rushing in Kell’s win over Pope. . . . FSU wide receiver commitment Rashad Greene, who continues to be pursued by Georgia, had six catches for 148 yards and two touchdowns in St. Thomas Aquinas’ 42-28 win over Camden County Friday night. Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, a Miami commitment from Aquinas, had 137 yards and two TDs on four receptions.

66 comments Add your comment

258DAWG

October 4th, 2010
9:36 am

Bud

October 4th, 2010
9:37 am

DAWGS FAN FOR LIFE…NO MATTER WHAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Glory, Glory

October 4th, 2010
10:16 am

I for one am glad we got our 5th choice (Kirby Smart, Will Muschamp, Bud Fos……….) for DC and paid him the same money we offered Smart. Grantham has done as good a job as anyone could we poor facilities, no fan support and 2 star recruits. Glory, Glory nobody got arrested this week!

Matthews Dawg

October 4th, 2010
10:29 am

Bud….Great Post!! I’m with you if no one else is and all are jumping off the wagon! True fans are there no matter what! Glory Glory, REMEMBER it is Saban’s defense not Kirby’s. It in name only. Saban doesn’t even work or pay attention to offense until they come together in practice. Kirby may be learning something, but he is not running the defense as much as we all believe. How do I know, my friend is the best friend of a coach at Bama and has been to several practices over the years. Do I like Kirby? Yes! But, do I think he is proven, I really don’t think he is. With that being said, Muschamp may have been a better solution for UGA. But, neither are here, so I’m behind Grantham 100%! Just as I will back CMR 100%, until the day he leaves! I still believe he is the right man for the job! But, I do question Vegas that they have UGA a 11 pt favorite in our paper today. I’m not so sure. I would expect that to go down quickly. Go Dawgs!!

Gerald

October 4th, 2010
10:37 am

Glory Glory:
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The problem is not Grantham. The problem is that it takes 3 years (2 if you are lucky) to put in a 3-4 defense. Going from that FSU defense that Martinez was running to a 3-4 defense couldn’t require more different personnel. Richt should have hired someone who would have done a better job with their existing 4-6 style defensive personnel, like Jerry Gray of the Seahawks.

It was a bad, bad hire by a guy who needed a better defense in a hurry, and that was something that I spent all offseason trying to warn UGA about. And it was also why Kirby Smart was NEVER going to throw away his career by being expected to come and run a 3-4 defense with 4-6 personnel overnight.

Georgia Tech is having the same problems going to their 3-4 defense. The difference is that their “high school offense” is scoring enough points to keep them competitive. GT would have scored a lot more points than UGA did against Colorado, and wouldn’t have needed A.J. Green to do it.

Gerald

October 4th, 2010
10:39 am

“and that was something that I spent all offseason trying to warn you UGA FANS about” is how that should have read. It is not as if I have any, er, clout with Mark Richt, Michael Adams, Damon Evans or people like that :-)

joe

October 4th, 2010
10:48 am

The “no matter what” will be 0-4 on Saturday…

Middle

October 4th, 2010
10:49 am

Speaking of the defense, I don’t understand why Kwame Geathers isn’t starting and playing more than he is. He’s a beast and proves to be the significant plug in the middle of that defensive line that Tyson isn’t able to be. Geathers is just too big to be stopped up the middle and on a line that is just getting worked over by sub-par, opposing offensive lines.

dawgster

October 4th, 2010
10:50 am

Matthews Dawg…I’m with you still a dawg fan and will always be…I think we can’t evaluate our new DC until he’s had time to get the right players and teach his system…i am disappointed in the play of the safeties and CB’s however…but alot of that starts up front and we don’t seem to be able to get pressure on the QB as i thought…I hope we hear from Lowdnes25 today with the more recruiting info from the inside…I am getting a little worried about all the negative remarks aim at our program and the Coaching staff..No one is happy about what has happened, but Coacht Richt deserves at least this season and next to turn it back around…People forget where we were before we were unitl Coach Richt came in here and got us some SEC championships…It is true we have not looked good this year and i can’t say coaching is part of the problem, but what i do know is we have been without one of the top playmakers in the nation that surely would and did as evidenced Sat night help this offense…We have had nagging injuries to our O-line that hasn’t helped, another playmaker in Brandon Smith has missed alot of time due to the concussion…and bottom line is the players have made critical mistakes at the worst times…maybe this is being a homer, but without some costly fumbles in all of the games we could be sitting at 4-1 or even 5-0….and even if we did have that kind of record, i don’t believe we are as good as that…I am not excited about alot of the play calling, and i think there lacks some imagination there…but it did look better with AJ in there, but very disappointed that we seem to be one dimensional..as far as the RB situation, well, what can you say..King did look to be the best of the RB’s..i have no clue why he wasn’t in there more than he was..Well anyway, lets stay behind the dawgs and i will repeat this over and over…Please dawg fans stay away from bashing the coaches and players, enough of the other guys will do that for us…We need a great recruiting class this year, if we ever needed one, and it appears we have the makings for that, but i’m afraid if people still call for the firing of Coach Richt we will lose a tremendous class coming in…lets see how the rest of the season plays out and then and only then the new AD will evaluate everything…go dawgs

Glory, Glory

October 4th, 2010
10:52 am

What’s our biggest win since SI had us as preseason 1? In the last 2 1/2 years our only decent win was the UPSET of Tech. We had to UPSET Tech! You guys can pay 3 million a year and donate millions more for facilities if you want. You can be happy being 500. I demand more for my money than sitting in the Gator Bowl with Florida calling time outs in the 4th quarter to rub it in our faces and coming to work to hear my coworkers laughingly say guess who got arrested last night?

Lowndes25

October 4th, 2010
10:58 am

dawgster, the recruits are in a “wait-and-see” approach right now. Most of the current commits have gone on record saying that they are fully committed to UGA no matter what (i.e. David Andrews and Sterling Bailey) so I am not really worried about those guys. The silent commits that we have right now, and the ones that are on the fence, are the guys that you have to be worried about. Most of them understand that it is a down year for UGA football and that is not a big deal to them (b/c they see it as immediate playing time), but all of the “Fire Mark Richt now” talk has them a little uneasy and will cause them to look around at their other options just in case McGarity does in fact fire Richt.

ryan

October 4th, 2010
10:58 am

Yea dawgster i think CMR stays one more year but its going to be a lot harder to convince recruits to come UGA with the negativity and the black eye that this program has with the arrest.

ECB

October 4th, 2010
10:58 am

Chip…I got to see Clark Central in action Friday night. That was a well rounded team. They have a RB that had either 3 or TD’s and a QB that threw the ball wherever he wanted to. They look to make another long run this year. That will be a good match-up when the face Flowery Branch in a few weeks.

Rhall55

October 4th, 2010
11:09 am

Lowndes 25: This is why Kirby Smart would be a good hire; he would be able to keep the committed recruits, attract the “on the fence” recruits (many are looking @ Alabama / Ga has been his area for years), and maybe sway some presnt AL commits plus bring the winning attitude and FB culture that Alabama has created, Also, he wants to change the strength and conditioning program; this area has declined over the past years (time to make a change there also); Time for a change: Kirby Smart!!!!

dawgster

October 4th, 2010
11:16 am

Lowndes..i don’t see this happening, but if our AD would come out and would frankly state that Coach Richt will be back that would ease some of the concerns, but i guess he can’t do that if this situation gets worst…Are you as shocked as i am at the lack of team chemistry or leadership from the players…i don’t know if they have called a players only meeting, but it might be time…I still think this team is just a few recruits away from being really good, but that is with some key recruits and we know who they are…I just hope the dawg nation will keep supporting this team…i mean it is what it is, we just need to ride out the storm..I’m not going make any comments regarding the coaches other than one…and that is our OC, Coach Bobo…i don’t think it is his fault or Coach Richt’s fault that our Rb’s have fumbled at crucial times, and of course we look better on offense with AJ…but with that being said, i think we don’t seem to be very creative on offense and we continue to be very, very predictable..As i have said befrore i can pretty much be about 85-90% correct on every offensive play call that is being called from the sidelines…I also think that our young QB who will get even better will be able to get us out of some bad plays with audibles as he becomes more experienced..The question is will the dawg nation be patient….

Alan

October 4th, 2010
11:20 am

Why cant Tech recruit DL?????????Where are our quality dl commitments?????This is our downfall.

Phil

October 4th, 2010
11:21 am

Agree with Alan.We recruit southern cionference players and PJ has to be called out on this.

Larry

October 4th, 2010
11:23 am

We have to hire a getter recruiting staff at Tech.Too many good ol boy hires.Wake up PJ!!!!

ryan

October 4th, 2010
11:23 am

Maybe there is something going on with Richt ’s family he just does seem like same person 2 years ago he has gained weight he just does not look like a football coach to me .

Bob

October 4th, 2010
11:26 am

Our overall talent level at Tech is AWEFUL!We were physically beaten by WF!!!!!!!!fire the defensive staff and a few on offense.Hire recruiting coaches.Our defensive fron is a southern conference defensive front.PJ quit recruiting players like you are at Navy or even GA SOUTHERN.I am so sick of our horrible recruiting and the xcoaches spins on the non players they sign.

RxDawg

October 4th, 2010
11:28 am

“Troup’s Quan Bray, another one of the top running backs in the state, lost three fumbles and had to leave the game in the fourth quarter with a knee injury as Carrollton rolled to a 48-7 win”

For what it’s worth, I’ve seen Troup’s offensive line and general blocking in person. It’s probably the 2nd worst in the state (ya know, behind UGA’s). I knew poor Quan was going to get beat up this season and is bound to really fall off stat wise. He’ll probably become a nice sorta under the radar pick for someone.

dawgster

October 4th, 2010
11:28 am

Rhall55…ok what happens Kirby would not take the job for whatever his reason may be….but i will agree he probably could secure alot of the recruits..but again why do we autmactically assume he would be a good head coach..I can promise you the handywork being performed by Bama is Saban…but Smart gets the Credit..now don’t get me wrong Coach Smart is a good Coach from all indications but i’m not convinced he would autmatically come home..I still think Coach Richt deserves at least one more season to right the ship…then…if not…you make a move…but for what he has done at UGA, he deserves that benefit…Look where we were before he took over..you can say they were Donnan’s recruits, but the bottom line is until Coach Richt, we had not won a SEC in over 20 yearrs…

Lowndes25

October 4th, 2010
11:32 am

Rhall55, Kirby Smart burned one too many bridges with the people that matter at UGA and will not be offered the UGA job. He handled the D-Coordinator situation this past summer horribly and will never get another job offer at UGA imo. Plus, I think Kirby is highly overrated as an Assistant Coach…make no mistake, he is running SABAN’S defense. Period. Muschamp on the other hand stands a good chance of getting offered the job if McGarity decides to go a different direction this off-season or next and I think he would take it. However, like I have said many times before, I don’t see Richt going anywhere this year or next, but there is nothing guaranteed after that.

ryan

October 4th, 2010
11:37 am

Lowdnes25 if Richt stays as the head coach will silent comments be on board even finish say 7-5 or what will happen if we don’t go Bowl game will that effect recruiting as well .

RxDawg

October 4th, 2010
11:38 am

Lowndes I hope your right about Richt. Although I will say that I think the wind has been knocked out of the fan base a little bit. They (we) just aren’t really getting angry anymore about these loses. It’s more apathy now. I bet you see the fire Richt comments tone down a little bit. Well…at least until we lose to the Vols Saturday.

Lowndes25

October 4th, 2010
11:42 am

dawgster, our AD is being very careful what he does or does not say right now concerning Richt and the football program. Remember, he has not been on the job that long and is still getting a feel for the overall health and well-being of the football program (as well as the other sport’s programs at UGA). Believe me, he is a very smart guy and will release something publicly when he feels the time is right. As to the status of our team, we are just playing stupid football right now. Our DB’s and Safeties are absolutely horrible, and have yet to figure out the 3-4 playbook which is making our whole defense look bad. Kwame Geathers is still learning the playbook as well, but he will start to see more playing-time as the year goes on which will allow us to move D. Tyson to DE where he can wreak more havoc. All-in-all, I chalk most of our defensive miscues to the fact that our guys are still having a hard-time learning the new 3-4 and they are overthinking their assignments which is causing them to be in the wrong place sometimes, and to miss a lot of tackles (these things are all correctible). Offensively, it is AJ or bust for us right now. When AJ is on the field our offense is smooth as butter…when he is not on the field, we are in trouble. Plus, we were without Kris Durham last week which was a huge play to our Receiving Corps and would have eased the pain of AJ being out with cramps for a few series. All-in-all, things are not quite as bad as they seem, irregardless of our record…we can definitely turn things around against UT this weekend and start some positive momentum.

Snoopy

October 4th, 2010
11:49 am

North Gwinnett Will prevail over the Blue Devils of Norcross.. Look for the unexpected – NG’s WR # 19 Katiro Lewis getting some catches & TD’s & opening up CJ… Dawgs 27 – Blue Devils 20..

Slobber Knocker in Suwanee

Gerald

October 4th, 2010
11:54 am

Lowdnes25:
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You do not want Muschamp getting offered the job, because the last thing that you want is to be turned down by a coordinator. If you are going to get turned down, make it a head coach that turns you down, so your next choice can be a coordinator. And you don’t even want to make Muschamp your next choice because HE IS NOT GOING TO TAKE THE JOB. Instead, your 1st choice, 2nd choice, 3rd choice etc. should be someone who wants the job and will take it.
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This is premature anyway, as Richt is not going anywhere before next season. If he has a bad 2011, then he is gone. But Muschamp and Smart aren’t going anywhere, because both guys are in line to inherit better jobs when their current coaches leave.

I really think that UGA’s next coach should come from the mid-major ranks. Saban was originally a mid-major coach (Toledo) and so was Meyer (Bowling Green, Utah). Mid-major coaches do a better job of getting the most out of talent. Guys who have always been associated with major programs like Richt generally waste talent.

If you can hire the guy from TCU or Utah, that would be outstanding. I won’t say the guy from Houston, because I don’t think that his Hal Mumme – type offense would work in the SEC where you have to be able to run the football.

Lowndes25

October 4th, 2010
11:55 am

ryan, if Richt stays, then we will be fine with the majority of our silent commits. Some people will hop on here and say that it doesn’t matter if we keep this recruiting class in tact or not, but I disagree with that statement. The state of GA is loaded with talent in this recruiting cycle , and with the guys that we have committed to us right now (both publicly and silently) it will cause the talent level on campus at UGA to increase tremendously and will allow us to springboard into the 2012 recruiting class with a commitment from John Theus (the top OL in the state of FL and one of the top OL in the entire nation) and CB Deion Bonner (possibly the #1 player in the entire state of GA).

RxDawg, things are bad right now, but I have faith in Coach Richt. Our fans just have to realize that no one is immune from a couple of bad seasons. We need an influx of talent at UGA, and I think this year’s class can do that for us…we have some immediate impact players in this class like Crowell, Drew, Bailey, Dickson, Swann, Bowman and Mitchell that will hit the field early and often if they sign on the dotted line come February.

Lowndes25

October 4th, 2010
11:59 am

Gerald, I appreciate your comments, but I do in fact believe that Muschamp will be offered the job if Richt is let go after either this season or next. Mid-major coaches are no guarantee to succeed at higher level colleges either (i.e. Steve Kragthorpe). Muschamp has been a successful coordinator everywhere he has gone, and being a UGA alum there is very little doubt in my mind that he would jump all over the UGA job if given the opportunity. Mack Brown has a contract extension that runs through 2016 so he is not going anywhere for a while and Muschamp was indeed very close to accepting the Tennessee HC job last year…if he was close to accepting that job then what makes you think he wouldn’t jump all over a HC offer at his alma mater?!?!

ryan

October 4th, 2010
12:10 pm

I agree with dawster and Lowdnes25 McGarity will let CMR stay one more year and will evaluate to see if this class bring UGA back to prominence.

Snoopy

October 4th, 2010
12:38 pm

There’s not a better man to lead young men, but since he’s lost his seemingly ‘touch, fire, determination’ – Keeping CMR around one more season will only make it worse & prolong the inevidible… Sad times in the Classic City for this fine man, but he needs to be shown the door. You cannot survive in the SEC being a blind loyalist..

dawgster

October 4th, 2010
12:53 pm

Ryan…what does a football Coach need to look like…we all know that Coach Richt has never shown alot of emotion on the sideline..is that what you want to see…and Lowndes…just rumbles…but there seems to be talk that Coach Richt asked Coach Grantham to calm it down some after the first game…i don’t know about that or not, but i wll say he doesn’t, from what i have seen, doesn’t seem to be as fierce as he has been…then again, thats just an observation from my vantage point…

dawgster

October 4th, 2010
1:09 pm

Lowndnes, Ryan, Matthews dawg, and others and of course Chip T…thank goodness for this recruiting blog where we can actually have some productive comments and share ideas and info…i visit some of the other blogs and i do comment from time to time, but the downright negative and bashing of our football program and others is unbelievable…We may not all agree on here, but for the most part we are civil and respect others opinions, even when we don’t agree…I’m glad we have this recruiting blog and hope things get turned around for the dawgs..I truly believe if we get this recruiting class signed…the dawgs will turn the corner..Even with all the bad that has happened to this team this season, we still were just a few plays from beintn 4-1 or 5-0…I know that is being very optinistic, but its better to hang our hat on the potential than to feel sorry for ourselves and just give…I have never given up and never played for a coach that gave up no matter our record…We kept fighting and were told over and over that good things would happen and guess what..they did…so i don’t beilieve in giving up on this team…other fair weather dawg fans can, thats their right, but taking that attitude will not get us any victories…go dawgs…

ryan

October 4th, 2010
1:38 pm

Dawgster i agree i just fill down and frustrated and CMR has not looked liked him self i have expressed my emotions other blogs they not been pretty i hope they win at some point i glad Green is back we just need some luck to go are way like what happened to Tech . GO DAWGS !

Lowndes25

October 4th, 2010
1:48 pm

dawgster, Coach Richt just expressed the fact that he felt CTG’s tirade lasted a little too long on the sidelines in the LL game. But other than that, he has tried to remain as hands-off on the defense as much as possible and let CTG & Co. do their thing. Like I said, the main problem with our defense lies in our secondary…those guys are having an incredibly hard time picking up the new scheme. Not too mention that two of our best playmakers back their are true freshman (Ogletree and Owens) who, as expected, are trying to learn the scheme as quick as possible so that they can get on the field and help our team out.

dawgster

October 4th, 2010
1:48 pm

Ryan…understand completely…Hey dawg fans..check out the classless remarks that Mr. Jeff Shultz writes in his article today regarding Coach Richt and him taking a mission trip this summer…very classless remarks to bring that into the equation in my opinion…its one thing to criticize, but another to bring up the personal things he does as a family man, coach and friend…This is the stuff that i just don;t understand with todays journalist that feel high and mighty behind their writings…

ryan

October 4th, 2010
1:54 pm

Yea its not a shock what they say on Shultz blog if i had my way i would have some those post removed but its a free country and you can say what you want .

Lowndes25

October 4th, 2010
2:11 pm

ryan, Jeff Shultz has an ax to grind with Coach Richt dating to a few years back and I will leave it at that.

76-DAWG

October 4th, 2010
2:15 pm

Lowndes25
I think we have to give Grantham time to teach his philosophy, that is a given. But are you hearing from any of the recruits as to their first impression of Grantham. Do you think he will be a strong recruiter or will he expect his assistant coaches to handle that part of the job?

RxDawg

October 4th, 2010
2:17 pm

“Like I said, the main problem with our defense lies in our secondary…”

Yeh, I agree 100% there. I don’t understand why some of those freshmen aren’t getting more playing time back there because they couldn’t possibly be much worse. Hamilton may be the worst tackling saftey I’ve seen at UGA. Rambo seems to be getting a little better.

dawgster, I read Jeff’s article. Classless didn’t really come to mind. I actualy thought it was a very well written big gorilla in the room type of article. I guess your focusing on the mission trip statement. I could see how that would T off some folks, but the bulk of the article was accurate and good. And I support Richt and don’t want him fired. I think he may very well be the best coach to lead UGA. But those players and their lack of discipline on the field (and off) is astounding. There is no fear, no regard, no professionalism. And it’s been consistantly regressing for the past few years. I’d like to think we got a bad batch of players….but can we say that for sure?

WolverinePack

October 4th, 2010
2:27 pm

RB Blake Roberts a Junior playing for West Forsyth in the AAAAA actually has lead in rushing yards each week and after Fridays game against Alpharetta will take the lead again. He has carried the ball 27 times for 182 yards in last weeks game making his season total of 744 yards in 109 carries. This 5′11 180 pound tailback continues to make noise each week resulting in plenty of interest from prospective colleges thoughout the country. Check out the highlights from games 1-4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=683B1RG-PJsout
Roberts rushed for over 507 yards on 60 carries(in just 5 games) last year behind Ben Emertt who went on to play for Wake Forest
Check out his sophomore highlights below.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOn7YjfQ644&playnext=1&videos=9lZ4l5rJl98&feature=mfu_in_order

Check out this 2012 prospect I promise you will not be disappointed.

OrangeBill

October 4th, 2010
2:29 pm

This sounds eerily similar to Phil Fulmer’s hiring of Dave Clawson in his final season at UT. The system Clawson ran required a couple of years to implement, and Fulmer needed something immediately. Assistants can make a world of difference in College Football and most coaches find that out the hard way…..

Lowndes25

October 4th, 2010
2:34 pm

76-DAWG, Grantham is an awesome recruiter! He is one of the main reason’s that we are in it for Xavier Dickson and he personally has led the charge for Damian Swann’s services. The guy knows exactly what he is talking about when it comes to the X’s and O’s of the 3-4…he just needs the right people in Athens in order to utilize it to it’s fullest potential.

RxDawg, Schultz’s article was absolutely classless…he doesn’t like Richt and hasn’t liked him for a long time. Sure he said a few things that might be true, but that comment about the missions trip as evidence that Richt doesn’t spend the necessary time on football is just wrong and bigotted. Do you honestly believe that Coach Meyer and Coach Saban don’t take a vacation with their family in the offseason? What is the difference with Richt wanting to take his family on a Mission’s trip and Meyer and Saban going with thier families to the Bahamas? There is nothing wrong with either, and in no way do any of those trips distract from being a college coach. Schultz was wrong and way out of line with that comment. As to the secondary issues, I don’t know what else to say than what I have already posted. Our guys look lost out there, especially Jakar. Coach Lakatos has a proven track-record in producing NFL caliber CB’s, so we definitely need to give him time to continue to coach our guys up.

RxDawg

October 4th, 2010
3:06 pm

76-DAWG- nice question about Grantham’s recruiting

Lowndes- nice answer to the question. And good point about the vacations and everything. I guess I just kind of glossed over that point and focused more on the rest of the article. I don’t expect anyone to be working 24/7 365 days a year.

TheTaxJacket

October 4th, 2010
4:33 pm

*** Nesbitt for Heismen ***

(((( 45 – 42 ))))

Chip Towers

October 4th, 2010
4:47 pm

ECB: Clarke Central is a VERY good team with some VERY good players, including QB Martay Mattox (S. Carolina) and OT Alan Posey (Tennessee). I expect you’ll see them hang around in the playoffs for a while again this year.

Chip Towers

October 4th, 2010
4:50 pm

dawgster: Glad that you enjoy hanging out in here. I, too, appreciate sensible discussion. . . . My experience is it is never as bad as it seems, or as good.

dawgster

October 4th, 2010
5:12 pm

Chip..i agree with your comments…it is never as bad as it seems or as good…i am looking forward to good however…RXdawg…i understand Jeff’s article and yes he had some points…i just believe he went a litlle too far on the mission trip statement…not sure exactly what is point to in that was, but he could have made all the points he wanted to without having to go there…Thanks Lowndes for your follow-up…go dawgs

shane#1

October 4th, 2010
5:14 pm

Chip, being a fatalist at heart, and a Dawg fan, I disagree. Things are never as good as they seem, or as bad. Things are usually worse than they seem. That Walker kid that I wrote you about last week did it again Saturday night, lighting up unbeaten Houston County for 5 TDs and 487 yards passing. The proof will be in the pudding next week when Northside Warner Robins pays us a visit. Northside will be the third undefeated team Lee County has faced in three weeks. I think Justin Walker is a special talent. He could play for any spread passing team in college football, IMO.