Georgia’s Bobo a rising star in coaching ranks

Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo held a teleconference call with reporters on Thursday. And while the information he shared (more on that later) was interesting and useful, just the fact he was holding a teleconference was the most intriguing thing for me.

Bobo, 34, has kind of quietly become the star coach of head coach Mark Richt’s staff and his rise to his current status therein has been meteoric.

We all took notice when Stacy Searels and Rodney Garner turned down lucrative job offers at other institutions to remain at Georgia. Richt promptly rewarded those coaches’ loyalty with substantial raises for this coming season. Searels got a $54,600 bump and Garner $36,699. Linebackers coach John Jancek, who was recently named co-defensive coordinator after turning down a job at South Florida, will probably receive similar treatment in coming weeks.

But lost in all that was the fact that Bobo received a $57,500 raise. Now only defensive coordinator Willie Martinez makes more than Bobo’s $335,000 salary. Just to be sure I asked Bobo Thursday whether he’d had an interview or entertained a job offer after last season that we hadn’t heard about. “I did not,” he said.

So that got me to looking back and did you realize just over five years, Bobo has more than tripled his income at Georgia? In 2003-04, Bobo, then just a young quarterbacks coach, was making just $95,000. Of course his responsibilities have increased exponentially since then, too, both on and off the field. Bobo and wife Lainie have five children under age 5 at home. And in addition to coordinating the offense, calling plays and coaching quarterbacks, Bobo also is one of the Bulldogs’ most popular and effective recruiters.

So clearly, Richt is a big believer in Bobo and feels he is extremely important to Georgia’s success. And when you think about it, while suitors haven’t swooped in by the dozens for Bobo yet, it’s only a matter of time. Bobo’s best buddies include Will Muschamp, who’s defensive coordinator and head-coach-in-waiting at Texas, and Kirby Smart, who’s DC at Alabama. One of these guys is going to get head job very soon and you know they’ll want join forces. It looks like Richt is doing everything he can lock down Bobo at Georgia.

Heck, he’s already giving him his own teleconference!

Speaking of, here were some of the more interesting tidbits to come out of that session:

  • I thought Bobo’s statements about tailback Caleb King were the most revealing. With Richard Samuel and Dontavius Jackson sidelined for the spring with injuries and Washaun Ealey not on campus yet, Bobo indicated he expects King to take the job by the throat and make it his. At least that’s what he hopes. “He’s going to be the primary back back there. He’s got a great chance to show us what he’s got. He’s been working hard in the offseason. He’s doing a great job in our morning workouts. We’ve seen the flashes and the quickness and the explosion we saw coming out of high school. He’s shown us at times. Sometimes it’s difficult for a guy with a guy like Knowshon Moreno in there and you’re waiting you turn. But I think now it’s his time and he’s taking advantage of it. I think he’ll have every opportunity to show what he can do this spring. And I’m excited about him. I think he has a bright future here.”
  • Bobo wasn’t too excited about the big numbers the offense put up last season. “Yeah, we had some productive numbers and stats, but that really doesn’t mean anything. We lost three games, got blown out in two of them, basically disappeared for some stretches of those games, and lost to our archrival Georgia Tech in the last [regular-season] game. . . . There is still a bad taste in our mouth around here.”
  • On O-line: “I think we’ll be better. I thought we’d be better this year and then we had injuries hit. But we were able to fight through that and Coach Searels and those linemen did a great job no matter what the lineup was. They went out there and found a way to get it done for the most part and I think that experience will be very valuable going into this year. But, knock on wood, we need to stay healthy at that position and find some continuity if we’re going to truly be better up front. You have to have continuity and depth and we have the prospects of that.”
  • On where Clint Boling, who played every position but center last season: “Clint will probably start out at left tackle because Trinton is not going in the spring. As far as Trinton getting back, he played left tackle last year and we obviously see him play8ing there. But we’re going to just find the five best guys and find a way to get them on the field.”
  • Who might step up to fill MoMass’s leadership role at receiver: “Mike Moore has done a nice job this offseason. He was inconsistent in too many areas early on. Last year he became more consistent last year and he came though this year and did a very outstanding job for us and has carried it over into this offseason. … Out of that group, I’d say Michael Moore has done an outstanding job and look to him improve on what he did last year.”

195 comments Add your comment

Mac

March 6th, 2009
9:35 am

Before the haters get on here and start bad mouthing Bobo, I think he’s done a great job. By the way he played QB for UGA, smart, effective, overcoming limited physical skillls, you could tell he’d make a great coach some day.

JB

March 6th, 2009
9:46 am

He’s a Georgia guy.Nuff said. He hurts as much as every fan when we lose. Could be our coach in waiting. I know Fla. St will make a run at him ( Richt) in 3-4 years when they fire that Jimbo guy who takes over for Bowden

DawgGirl32

March 6th, 2009
9:48 am

Bobo’s great. We should be very proud to have him as one of our coaches.

Sam Robards

March 6th, 2009
9:49 am

I think Bobo’s a terrific coach. Yeah, the offense went to sleep a couple times last year, but I thought the playcalling was pretty sound (not perfect, but sound): the players just didn’t always make the plays. I hope he sticks around UGA for a long time.

RxDawg

March 6th, 2009
9:54 am

Thats really good to here about King. I was begining to develope doubt about his overall talent. I hope he does take the job by the throat.

Too Easy

March 6th, 2009
9:57 am

I like Bobo, but I hate field goals. The red zone offense must improve.

jferg NC dawg

March 6th, 2009
9:58 am

Bobo is a work-in-progress and is progressing every year. I have no doubts that another year or two of play-calling and he’ll start getting head-coach looks. Wouldn’t it be nice, however, if this loyalty to UGA and Richt continued and we kept all of our assistants…and just paid them a little more every year? All we really “NEED” is a Special Teams ONLY coach. These are good years to be a DAWG!

Right On Time

March 6th, 2009
10:02 am

Just because Bobo is a UGA guy does not give him a “pass”, that thinking is what kept Ray Goff around 5 years too long. I am not saying he should be gone but he does need to improve as evidenced by much of the play calling in the red zone last year. Sometimes it was just brutal. On the personal side I am glad to see he overcame the deamons he was battling and has become a good, family man.

I agree with his assessment of M.Moore. I watched the Captial 1 Bowl again this week (I know, I’m sick) and he looked great. I look for him to really be major factor in 09′.

GeoffDawg

March 6th, 2009
10:08 am

I think Bobo is a bright, young mind in the coaching ranks but he’s only been a coordinator for two years. If he wants to hold out for a head job at a big time program, he’s either going to need a few more years of seasoning or he’s got to demonstrate that he can produce points by the bushel without having superstars on the field. I definitely think he can get there but annointing him as the next golden boy a little premature at this point.

BAMA STAN

March 6th, 2009
10:19 am

Speaking of Blowouts – 31-0 at the half?!!!!!

As mentioned before – Bama will not be playing UGA this year (UGA will not win the SEC East) – so I will go easy on you guys for a while at least.

2009 season for UGA will be fun to watch – but think UGA will be 7-5, 8-4 or potentially 9-3 if lucky. Which is what UGA historically is – an 8-4 team. I think UGA is back on the Donnan level – and Richt will field good teams – and will at least win 8 games a year.

Parity between OK STATE, Tennessee, Auburn, Arkansas, Ga Tech and So Carolina will make this a season fun to watch. Even though UGA may have slightly better overall talent – there are no guarentee wins. Look at LSU getting beat by UGA, UGA getting beat by GT – GT getting hammered by LSU.

Overall – UGA will be – at best – the 4th best SEC team this year – and possibly the 5th best – it will be settled on the field between AUB, TN, SC and UGA for 4th / 5th best. Again, from a historical perspective – this is UGA’s sweet spot and traditional claim – 4th or 5th best in the SEC.

UT Wildboys may beat UGA – Kiffin and his ways have the Vols fired up – and they have beat UGA 2 of last 3 years – so talent is equal or may even be a little better. If their staff is affective – they will pass UGA – and it will be the 90’s all over again in the SEC East with Florida dominating, Tennessee pushing UF – and UGA trying to be relevant in the SEC East.

Opening at OK State will be very interesting and a great matchup. Of course, rooting for the SEC. Better have your QB’s ready. I stll think Joe Cox = Greg Talley. My gut feeling is that this is a much bigger game for OK State and UGA will this one.

Besides OK State – other potential losses include – So Carolina, Arkansas, Tennessee, Auburn and Tech. UGA will lose at least two of these games.

UGA will get beat by LSU and Florida

Bama will win their opener against VA Tech. Will be an exciting season – our big competition will be LSU – which they broke in a new QB last year -and we will be doing the same this year. LSU should be favored – but don’t count out BAMA – we may very well win the West again this year – but will have to play a great game against LSU. Next season – Bama will be back on top of the SEC West – and remain there for some time.

Bama will have close calls – but have moved up in talent and is in the top 2 or 3 of the SEC – with Florida and LSU.

ROLLLLLLLLLLLLLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ogeechee Dawg

March 6th, 2009
10:26 am

Agree that Bobo is a work in progress – we are seeing a promising young coach develop right before our eyes.

BAMA STAN – I can see why you think UGA could be number 4 or 5 in the SEC – but you mentioned parity – and BAMA is in the parity pool too!!

UF got beat by OLE Miss, OLE Miss got beat by Bama, Bama got beat by UF.

Alot went right for Bama last year – but the rest of the SEC will be prepared.

I hope we meet in Atlanta – early December.

Right On Time

March 6th, 2009
10:31 am

bamastan:

As always, there is so much wrong with your post that I wouldn’t know where to start if I wanted to. Other posters and maybe even Chip will take you to task. I will, instead, follow these NT words of wisdom that apply to you so well:

“Do not cast your pearls before swine”

PBR=America in a can

March 6th, 2009
10:31 am

Bobo did a hell of a job last year… an offensive cord is only as good as his offensive line and ours was depleted by injuries last year. Go Dawgs!!!

GeoffDawg

March 6th, 2009
10:32 am

Bama Stan – I understand your main (if not quite insightful) point that anything is possible but your reasoning regarding the specifics of your claims leaves me scratching my head. If you think Tennessee’s talent is a little better than Georgia’s and if you think that we’re at a parity level with South Carolina, Arkansas, and Georgia Tech, then all I can say is that you’re entitled to your opinion, but I don’t see it. Florida and LSU may be better than we are entering the season but just like we could potentially lose to Auburn or Tech, we could also just as easily beat Florida or LSU. Also, if you want to talk about sweet spots, since the Bear, what’s Bama’s sweet spot been?

PBR=America in a can

March 6th, 2009
10:35 am

Bama Stan… Ole Miss will win the west and bama will be in 3rd or 4th place at the end of the season. Thanks for embarasing the SEC in the Sugar Bowl… Utah??? Really???

ThaDawgdude

March 6th, 2009
10:56 am

I know from an outsiders perspective it seems as if UGA won’t be as good this year or have a slightly worse season. As a coach and a very thorough follower of the Red and Black I believe there are so many reasons why this team is going to be better. Last year was a reality check and I believe it is blatantly clear to the players and coaches that its gonna take a lot more than talent to win. Not to say that the talent isn’t there. Other than 4 or 5 guys we really don’t lose much, and there is a reason that we were ranked #1 before last season. That reason is the talent and the coaches. That hasn’t changed despite what some may think with losing Stafford and Moreno. What has changed is the shear focus and determination of this team to prove their worth and get their payback.

A lot of people think that UF is way ahead of UGA because of last years game and the fact that they have almost everyone returning especially from that excellent D. What some don’t understand is that the smallest things can make a huge difference. UF had a lot of small things go right in terms of timing and health. All of their injuries with the exception of Harvin happenned well before the season started with time to adjust and get those other guys reps. I’m not gonna get into the timing and injuries with UGA because it would take me a while.

Anyway, what I’m saying is that UGA has the talent, the coaches, and I believe that they really feel they have something to prove this year after quite frankly being embarrassed last season. Joe Cox is good enough to win every game he plays in. The coaches are good enough to prepare this team to win every game they play in. The defense if healthy and prepared is good enough to keep us in every game no matter who we’re playing. And, our offensive line can only get better. That group has faced more adversity with injury and inexperience than any on the team. The O-line will be very good this year. If our D-ends are healthy this season with the supplement of C. Washington as well as Dobbs returning we will be much improved their as well. Our D-line should be much improved.

TybeeDawg

March 6th, 2009
10:59 am

I long for the day when Alabama gets there own blog.

Huh?

March 6th, 2009
11:04 am

I don’t get the red zone criticism. I think we’ve been alot more effective in the red zone under Bobo than we were when Richt was calling the plays. In 2008, only Florida and LSU scored more touchdowns in the red zone than Georgia did in the SEC. In 2007 we were 2nd in the SEC in red zone offense behind only LSU. So you don’t like field goals in the red zone? WHAT field goals? Georgia was in the red zone 49 times in 2008 and only attempted a field goal 13 times. The facts simply do not support the theory that Bobo struggles in the red zone and that we have to settle for field goals. I don’t see it.

I do think it will be interesting to see how Bobo does without Stafford and Moreno. Those guys would make alot of offensive coordinators look good.

Gen Neyland

March 6th, 2009
11:07 am

Cox did an adequate job spelling Stafford, usually when games were decided and the pressure was off. The grind of snap to snap, week to week will be interesting to watch in 2009 for UGA QB’s… A quick note to UGA’s Men’s Basketball: Beat South Carolina…Go Vols

Huh?

March 6th, 2009
11:20 am

Cox did throw a game winner against Colorodo and start against Ole Miss in 2006 General. Although it could be pause for concern that he wasn’t able to finish off that Ole Miss game. He wasn’t very impressive.

Cuz

March 6th, 2009
11:23 am

IT’S ORSON CHARLES DAY!! IT’S ORSON CHARLES DAY!!!!!

Shout it from the top of Ag Hill. The day we have been waiting for so long is finnally here. Dust off that number 7 and get ready to place it on the next Ben Watson. Gotta go turn my pork shoulders for the barbeque tailgate later. Chip let us know as soon as the ink is dry.

UGA STAN

March 6th, 2009
11:30 am

BAMA STAN:

Your entire post was largely illogical and certainly sounds like the stream-of-conscious of a delusional Bama fan. What in the world would lead you to believe UGA is back to Donnan days? The facts simply refute that notion–plain and simple. By that illogic, Bama is certainly back to Mike Shula days… But wait, they had a good year last year–oh yes, that would definitely lead me to believe they are the gold standard at this point. Ridiculous.

Chip Towers

March 6th, 2009
12:03 pm

Anybody else like me regarding Orson Charles? I’m sure he’s a nice enough kid. Sounds like it from what I heard. But, man, dragging this thing out to spring time and stringing along these three proud programs, I’m not sure if that’s wise for a tight end. How much impact could he possibly make anywhere? I hope Georgia gets him because obviously he’s somebody they want and have invested a lot of time, energy and money into. But he better be the best tight end ever through here. And there have been some good ones.

Cuz

March 6th, 2009
12:12 pm

Chip, drink the koolaid. Join us Orson watchers. Is it 4:30 yet? Rats, only a little after 12:00

Cuz

March 6th, 2009
12:13 pm

They are going to bring Jim Donnan back? Heavens to mergatroid.

FLDAWG

March 6th, 2009
12:17 pm

Bama was one of the most complete teams in the SEC last year, and yes this is from a Dawg fan. They went for it all, lost to UF and laid down to Utah. Now as we all know the SEC is the SEC and in 05 UGA was picked 3rd in the east and we won the SEC. Last year Bama was not even on the radar and went undefeated in the reg season. So BAMA STAN you make a good point, but I do not agree with your post. Too much emotion and too many good teams in the SEC to know whats going to happen this year.

Vandy

March 6th, 2009
12:25 pm

Bama Stan…..have fun watching the elephants fall flat on their face this year. Funny how you get killed by AU (and just about everyone else)6 years in a row and now, after one “good”, over-achieveing season and a butt-whooping from a mid-major team, Bama is back? Pleeeeease, Bama is going to look a lot like AU or TN did last year….lots of defense, no offense. Put a quarter in the jukebox and dial up …”There’s a tear in my beer….” becasue its gonna be a long season. LOL

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AltamahaDawg

March 6th, 2009
12:40 pm

Chip, I do wonder if it’s totally fair to force somebody to make a decision before they are ready simply because folks really, really, want to know what it is. Did he really ask for the publicity and to be interviewed twice a week? Seems like he should have the same option as anyone as far as timing.

I’m not saying he isn’t doing this at his own peril, he is. Anyone of those 3 fine programs had the option to not feel strung any time they wanted?

SimpleDawg

March 6th, 2009
12:44 pm

Mike Bobo is a great young coach, a fine representative for UGA, and an even better person; we need him to stay at Georgia and follow CMR when he decides to retire, period, end of discussion.

Bama Stan, do y’all not have a place where you can go spread your manure amongst people who may care what you think, or at least don’t recognize how stupid you sound? An 8 -4 program? We’ve averaged 10 + wins per season for the past 7 years. Don’t try to do the math, just take my word for it.

This Charles kid from Florida had better be really, really good wherever he lands because, just by vitue of his lengthy, publicized decision process, he has guaranteed his importance and value. There will be an awful lot of pressure to perform at an extremely high level and deliver huge dividends, immediately. You don’t think his teammates will expect him to excel, do you?

GeoffDawg

March 6th, 2009
12:49 pm

I mostly agree with AltamahaDawg regarding Orson Charles. I was about to post something pretty similar. I don’t think (but I could be wrong) that he’s been intentionally grabbing the headlines over the last few weeks. I just think he’s trying to make the best decision he can make. It’s one which will impact the rest of his life and I don’t begrudge him for it. If he has the talent to leverage offers from three major programs, more power to him. Now, if after making everyone wait, he decides to play the stupid hat game this afternoon, that might leave a bad taste in my mouth.

Ty

March 6th, 2009
12:58 pm

BOBO, hang with the Dawgs! We have a great staff Garner, Coach S. Keep the staff and go DAWGS!

GeoffDawg

March 6th, 2009
1:01 pm

BTW Bama Stan – Given that Saban’s reportedly doubled his efforts at recruiting the state of Georgia, he must have a pretty high regard for the type of player UGA gets year in and year out.

Bama Stan is on Crack

March 6th, 2009
1:05 pm

Apparently Bama Stan has been buying too much of Jimmy Johns “product”
What an idiot.

hop

March 6th, 2009
1:12 pm

SIMPLEDAWG…i hope it is a very long time before coach decides to retire from georgia. his 8 years at georgia is the best of any previous georgia coach.

if mike bobo continues to grow as a coach, he should be well established at another school as head coach.

BAMA STAN

March 6th, 2009
1:14 pm

31-0 at the half??

Lunch break – thanks for the comments on my posts. Many have called me illogical and refuse to see the point that I am making. UGA is a Big Time program – but has historically been 4th / 5th best team in the SEC. During the Donnan era – this was AGAIN true. And UGA is back to it’s 4th/5th spot due to emergence of Florida / LSU / BAMA.

Count in Ole Miss – I say UGA is the 5th best program in the SEC at the moment – with TN and AUB right there with you.

That means UGA is in the parity pool with Tennessee, Auburn, and now – an impressive Ole Miss squad – and one can argue South Carolina – as they play great first half of the season – but tank it in the second half.

UGA back to the Donnan days?
Well, yes – not a slight to Coach Donnan – a big time coach at a respected program ( but not considered one of college footballs ELITE programs historically speaking – but a respectable program) …. that played to UGA’s historical level of success. His problem was inconsistency in a couple of games each year against the parity pool teams (usually against Auburn or GT) – AND the fact that Florida and Tennessee were both bonafide TOP 10 at the time – had the separation factor.

Is this relevent today? YES – UGA has been very inconsistent against “lesser” talent the last 3 years. Tech last year? Auburn last year? So Carlona last year?

Look at Tennesssee:
With the two serious beat downs UGA suffered against UT in 2007 and 2006 – and the fact that UGA struggled to put a stuggling UT team away last year suggests talent parity – even suggests that UT may have overall better talent.

With Kiffin – UT is working their tails off – more so than Fulmer did in the offseason. He has put together a seasoned staff that knows how to win. As a head coach – he will focus on recruiting and directing the staff. UT will be better than most people will think.

So Carolina
So Carolina – beat UGA in Athens 2007. UGA was lucky to beat SC last year in Columbia. Curran’s hit on SC tailback before potentially scoring in the end zone SAVED the day for UGA – and was absolutely brilliant!!! But UGA and SC have played to basically a draw in both games – suggestion of Parity??????? I think so!!!!!

Auburn – UGA survived yet another game last year against a sturggling Auburn team. Never bet on this game!!!! Auburn has talent – same level as UGA.

SO where does that put UGA in 2009 ?????
Losses to LSU, UF.
OK State will be favored.
50/50 games against TN, Auburn, SC and at Arkansas against a very bright coach and a muched improved Hogs team. Good thing you do not play Ole Miss this year!!!!!

COX at QB this year – and 2010 – breaking in another new QB????

UGA will lose 2 games for sure in 2009 – and recent history shows you will probably lose to either TN, AUB, SC, Tech and potentially Arkansas. Throw in the OK State team – which has as much talent and will be favored – UGA will lose a minimum of 3 games – and could possibly lose 5 games. I am betting 8-4 – 7- 5 – with some tight losses – and a couple of blow out losses. UGA will beat either Wisconsin or Mich State in a bowl game.

Also – just not sold on Cox – slow kid, decent arm strength only – short – not a QB that will lead UGA to a title – this kid ain’t DJ Shockly. This kid is GREG TALLEY!!!!!!

UGA will be and always be a good program. But so are most of the teams you play. UGA has lost it’s separation with the rise of Florida. LSU and Bama is back!!!!

In fact – I would rate Ole Miss ahead of UGA until proved otherwise.

GeoffDawg

March 6th, 2009
1:19 pm

Like I recently pointed out in another blog Bama Stan – those who rely on multiple question marks or exclamation points to state their case are typically long on wind and short on facts. Your posts are certainly entertaining though.

Music City Dawg

March 6th, 2009
1:24 pm

Speaking of Ole Miss, Bama Stan, y’all should be on the lookout for them too. That Snead kid is no joke.

Ha,

March 6th, 2009
1:31 pm

Hey Bama Stan, nice how you can predict the future. What is the lotto number for this week?

Desert Dawg

March 6th, 2009
1:35 pm

The 2009 Dawgs will surprise most everyone…begining in Stillwater. Joe Cox is a winner and will lead this team to the SEC Championship. Yes, I believe that this team will beat Florida. There is life after Stafford and Moreno…just look what Tennessee did after Peyton Manning left.

This is a rock solid football club. Lots of talent and smart coaches. If there are few injuries and a few good breaks, the Dawgs will be in the BCS mix in Jan 2010.

Bob

March 6th, 2009
1:40 pm

Bama Stan,

Yeah, tell us about where Georgia and Bama are historically. Funny guy. Since Bear departed after the 82 season the Tide is 206-113-1 for a .645%. During the same time, Georgia is 218-93-5 for a .698%. Not even close my friend, not even close. 2007 is much closer to what you guys have done for the last 1/4 century than 2008. In that time each school has won 2 SEC titles, but your last one came a decade ago. Nice try, but no need for the Dawgs to take advice from you guys. You know, Princeton was once the Power of College Football too.

Huh?

March 6th, 2009
1:40 pm

I would rate Ole Miss above Bama in 2009 until proven otherwise. What’s your point? You’ve got a newbie no name quarterback. No Andre Smith. No Glen Coffee. Your offense will once again be a totally laughable mess. That’s the Alabama football we’ve all come to know and love. The defense will be solid but you won’t score enough points to win a championship. I’m guessing a 10 win season at best for the Tide, and that’s only if you’re lucky. You’ll probably have to get a bunch of lucky breaks like you did last year to win 10 games in 2009. We’ll see.

Otto

March 6th, 2009
1:41 pm

31-0 at the half, 12-0 at the end of the regular season. They did not finish gracefully in either did they? Bama still had a great year. UGA still finished in the AP top 10. As for struggling yes we both did how about Kentucky and Ole Miss for Bama? Dare I mention the 4 game slide last year with La. Monroe again not finishing gracefully. Colorado in the bowl was not great either. Again Bama had a great season but don’t get all high and mighty yet. UGA has more 10 win seasons than anyone in the SEC since Richt came to Athens.

I like UGA’s chances better this year than last. Bobo and Stafford will not rely on a big arm. Cox is the leader and decision maker UGA needs.

PS Saban was not ahead of schedule, LSU and Auburn were down. LSU has a QB now. Bama is 2nd or 3rd in the west in ‘09.

BAMA STAN

March 6th, 2009
1:45 pm

31-0 at the half?!!

Music City Dawg – you are correct.

We better be prepared for Ole Miss!!! Loved the Texas Tech beat down. Coach O. recruited well for Ole Miss – and will do the same for Tennessee. Coach Nutt is very good.

Bama will be very good next year – Defense will be outstanding – our key will be our QB play. Talent is there – but it’s rare for freshman or redshirt freshman QB’s to go all the way.

No doubt – Florida is the team!!! Tebow is on the same level as Hershall or Bo!! But the impressive thing about the Gators is their DEFENSE!!!

QUESTION FOR UGA FANS:
If UGA’s defense is about the same as last year – what will Richt do about Martinez?

DawginLex

March 6th, 2009
1:47 pm

BAMASTAN:

21-0 at the end of the 1st quarter against Utah! You want us to believe BAMA is back? LMAO

Win a bowl game that is played in the month of January, win the SEC and get back to me, OK? OK……………

Alabama=relevant only in BAMASTAN’s Delusional mind

Otto

March 6th, 2009
1:48 pm

Huh?… McElroy, the QB coming into Bama most consider to be much better than JP. Andre Smith is the concern for Bama. Coffee was good but it was the great OL that made him look all the better.

Jeff

March 6th, 2009
1:51 pm

I like Bobo…..but you would THINK a major program like GA. would hire a TOP NOTCH OC instead of “on the job training” coach. Same applies to soft Willie….nobody has tried to steal these guys!!!

athensdawg

March 6th, 2009
1:51 pm

AT LEAST we didn’t embarass the SEC in the sugar bowl against that Power Conference…the WAC. Say all you want about 31-0 ….but when it was time to represent, YOU SUCKED. Don’t fall back on 31-0 when you couldn’t finish the drill…..

Otto

March 6th, 2009
1:52 pm

Stan, UGA will get alot of players back on def. that were injured and Stafford will not be going for the long ball that more times than not did not connect. Few had a problem with Martinez after Hawaii. I know many UGA fans may disagree but I doubt he goes anywhere unless he wants to.

UGA Fan

March 6th, 2009
1:52 pm

Bama Stan, refresh my memory for me please. How long has it been since Alabama has won a SEC Championship and how many times have they been on probation since doing so?