Adams resigns key NCAA post

UGA President Michael Adams resigned this week as chairman of the NCAA Executive Committee, the powerful group that ultimately will choose a successor to the late Myles Brand as NCAA president.

Although the move probably will further fuel speculation about Adams as a candidate for the president’s position himself, he said on a teleconference that he stepped down with six months left on his term to ensure that those who choose the next president will be the ones still in place to work with him or her.

“It is time for new leadership at the executive committee level,” Adams said. “I feel very strongly that the group of the executive committee who will work with the next NCAA president needs to be the ones in charge of the search and in charge of that process.

“I feel like, frankly, that I have done what I came to do, and I have done what I promised Myles I would do. . . . And after almost three years of this, and particularly the amount of time it has required of me the last nine months, I’ve reminded a few people that I still have a day job at the University of Georgia. And I need to pay some additional attention there.”

The executive committee is the NCAA’s highest governance body. Adams’ final meeting as chairman was on Thursday in Indianapolis.

Although Adams has said repeatedly that he intends to remain at UGA, he often is mentioned in media speculation as a possible leading candidate to be NCAA president.

In theory, at least, Adams’ resignation as executive committee chairman could allow him to be a candidate. His successor as executive committee chair, Oregon State President Ed Ray, also will head the six-person search committee for a new NCAA president. And Ray said no one on the search committee will be considered as a candidate for the president’s position.

The  decision on a new NCAA president is many months away.

Ray said on the teleconference that the committee’s next step is to retain an executive search firm, probably by mid-December. The firm will help identify “a diverse pool of candidates,” and preliminary interviews with the search committee will narrow the field to three or four finalists. Then the full executive committee will engage in  interviews with  the finalists before selecting and hiring a new president by fall 2010.

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td

October 30th, 2009
11:34 pm

I was hoping Adams was going to announce his retirement as University President.

Lets find a way Dawgs to get after some gator A** tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!

Saint Simons

October 30th, 2009
11:43 pm

45 – 42 !!!!!!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

BuLLdawg

October 31st, 2009
2:38 am

95 15 Texas # 1
95 15 Boise State # 2
94 16 Southern California # 3
93 23 Oklahoma # 4
89 21 Ohio State # 5
88 24 LSU # 6

Why is Georgia NOT among the Nation’s Elite Football Programs in the Coach Richt Era at 86 wins 25 LOSSES, this morning ? Florida is 84 wins 26 LOSSES before this game today, in the Coach Richt Era from 2001 to-date. Alabama has turned their program around too. Both of them, as well, are considered significantly better football programs than UGA in the Coach Richt Era.

Florida only plays LSU; LSU only plays Alabama; and Alabama only plays LSU. Those are 3 sorry football schedules those 3 teams play. Really sorry schedules.

When you get finished talking about the soft easy schedules teams like Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Southern California, Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio State, Boise State, and Florida play, what you are left with is excuses why their football programs are considered better football programs because they win more football games.

Frankly Coach Richt has a LOSING RECORD against LSU, Tennessee, Florida and Auburn at only 15 wins and yet 16 LOSSES before we play Florida today as a 15-point dog on the road in JAX with temperatures in the 90 degree range today, us flying down Friday night to get acclimated to it.

Frankly Coach Richt has a LOSING RECORD against Final AP Poll Top 25 teams at 17 wins 19 LOSSES before we play Florida this afternoon at the Gator Bowl. And, Coach Richt has 7 LOSSES to UNRANKED teams in the Final AP Poll including to the vols this year.

Coach Richt does NOT beat the good teams.

Coach Richt does NOT beat the top 2 teams in The SEC East or The SEC West.

Alabama is AHEAD of us now too, as a football program.

1.Look on the sidelines and all these programs have better coaching staffs than UGA’s Football Program.
2.Sure they all play far easier football schedules, and far more home games than we do; but the bottom line is we don’t beat our Rivals in The SEC East or The SEC West. If we played Alabama, we would lose to them too. Many say if we played Ole Miss we would lose as well.
3.We don’t beat the Final AP Poll Top 25 football teams; and for good measure, we throw in 1 LOSS season to an UNRANKED football team in the Final AP Poll too (vols.)
4.We have a Top 6 Ranking in Recruiting EVERY YEAR by EVERY RANKING found because the Sovereign State of Georgia has the 4th MOST PLAYERS IN THE NFL who played high school football right here, but frankly this “coaching staff” is as hopeless to leave us with NO RUNNING BACK THIS YEAR, and 1 guy ranked number 27 in the state who is 5’ 10” and 213 lbs. with 5.6 speed in the 40-yard dash as our ONLY RUNNING BACK RECRUITED FOR NEXT SEASON. We do the same thing every year in recruiting, just like we do the same thing every year LOSING to an UNRANKED TEAM, not beating our Rivals, and not beating the Final AP Poll Top 25 teams. We have serious holes in recruiting, obvious to the world, and do NOT FILL THEM, every year. Instead, we sign a veritable plethora of linebackers, quarterbacks, and wasted scholarships with our GLARING WEAKNESS of no Defensive End to SACK opposing quarterbacks, and a slew of defensive secondary players who are too short and no one coaching them.

UGA remains an AFTERTHOUGHT on the national stage as a Football Program.

Texas Oklahoma State today and Southern California Oregon today are far more publicized games than ABC # 2 Florida welcoming. # 34 UGA talking about how we might win when this is year 20 and we won only 3 times : 1997 Mike Bobo’s Great Senior Year, 2004 David Greene’s Senior Year, and 2007 Knowshon Moreno’s 1st Great Freshman Year (we had him for 2 years.)

That’s it.

3 times.

This is year 20.

Coach Richt said that with a 4-3 record, you cannot have a Signature Win.

With a LOSING RECORD against Final AP Poll Top 25 teams at 17-19 Coach Richt Era.

With a LOSING RECORD against LSU, vols, Florida and Auburn at 15-16 Coach Richt Era.

With 7 LOSSES to UNRANKED TEAMS in the Final AP Poll Top 25 in 8 years and 8 weeks Coach Richt Era.

With Recruiting Holes we continue to proliferate Coach Richt Era.

With all this, we have those who say that Coach Richt is doing great in the Coach Richt Era. I’ve watched him, studied him, and he looks weary and embattled and frankly subdued and solemn. He has struck out a cord that FANS DON’T KNOW. How can a coach rally the troops when he is publically criticizing the fans as NOT KNOWING. He was Number 3 in the Final AP Poll 2002 (and got to play 5 LOSS Florida State in the Bowl Game.) He was Number 2 in the Final AP Poll 2007 (and got to play to play equally HAPLESS HAWAII.)

Sorry, but we are NOT anything on the national state but a BLOODY AFTERTHOUGHT.

15-point dog with only Tommy Tuberville drinking this Kool-Aid, Tubs saying today that UGA will beat Florida. You don’t compare your program with Ray Goff Era and say we are doing great. You compare it on the national stage, like EVERYONE BUT YOU, does. Coach Richt is on the hot seat, and I don’t see him coming out fighting, but instead saying that our FANS DON’T KNOW.

AFTERTHOUGHT on the national stage. AFTERTHOUGHT in the Coach Richt Era with a LOSING RECORD combined against 2 Teams in The SEC East and 2 Teams in The SEC West vols, Florida, LSU and Auburn 15-16, with 7 LOSSES in 8 years 8 weeks against UNRANKED TEAMS in the Final AP Poll Top 25 and with a LOSING RECORD of 17-19 against Final AP Poll Top 25 teams.

Year 20. We won 1997, 2004 and 2007 only. And, you are HAPPY. You’re a JOKE.

Dawg Fan

October 31st, 2009
5:22 am

Hey BuLLdawg time to take your medication. Tick…Tick…Tick

Glory Glory

October 31st, 2009
6:43 am

Rival

October 31st, 2009
6:46 am

Jeez, I hate that guy…

HH

October 31st, 2009
7:43 am

The facts speak for themselves. Nothing else need be said.

Gator Bob

October 31st, 2009
7:48 am

Hey BuLLdawg,

Your team sucks doesn’t it? Get used to it, starting today when the mighty Gators feast on roasted Dawg meat. I’m glad at least some realistic Dawg fan has stopped drinking the Kool Aid and is willing to look at their team objectively. Now if your fellow mutss could only learn from your example.

Dogmeat

October 31st, 2009
8:06 am

Fix my email account, ya $40k/year geek!

October 31st, 2009
8:16 am

I second that td. Lets hope that Adam goes “bye-bye”.

GatorBob- At least our tradition and fan base will push our team back to it’s original, rightful place which is on top.

Once UF start slipping down which is coming, bandwagon fans like you and your Yankee redneck, gold chain, jort wearing, mullet heads will scatter like the roaches you are.

Dogs on top…..”Do you know what is gonna happen here tonight, and up at St Simon’s and Jekyll Island and all those places where all those Dog people have condominiums for four days?”

collegeballfan

October 31st, 2009
8:29 am

BuLLdawg

Wow. That is quite an indictment of the Richt era. I want to disagree but you do put up some numbers, that if correct, are quite sobering.

Recruiting. Top 10 each year under Richt. Top 10 per whom? Rivals & Scout? They miss on as many players as they get correct. My only criticism of UGA recruiting under Richt is not enough OL are recruited.
You need 16 scholarship OL in the program at all times. Couple of years ago UGA had seven.

As Munson used to point out – you can win by running the ball if you have a bunch of 5th year senior OL out there blocking.

Try to enjoy the game today.

Diehard

October 31st, 2009
8:46 am

Mike Adams has done the University of Georgia proud – both as President and as a leader at the NCAA. The NCAA would be lucky to get him but here’s hoping they don’t get that lucky. UGA needs him now more than ever.

takedowndawg

October 31st, 2009
8:53 am

Consider this thought: a 7-5, 6-6, season. What will Mark Richt do? Fire Willie Martinez and John Fabris? I don’t think so. He will put them on probation or possibly demote them but not fire them. Their statistics over the last three years speak for themselves. For you defenders of Fabris. Consider viewing our Dawgs on kickoff coverages. We don’t see a Dawg in the picture until our opponents reach the 20-25 yard line over and over again. Attempting to block punts. Fabris, doesn’t believe that this is good strategy. We have gone after the opponents punter 2-3 times a year! Why do the pros always go after the punter. Guess they are not enlightened like Fabris. “We are going to set up our punt return instead!” He is awfull. By the way, he is also our defensive ends coach. They have been “real” dominate for the last 2-3 years, haven’t they? These two need to go, but I have afraid they won’t. Damian Evans has not shown most of us much either. Politician. Period.

Douglas

October 31st, 2009
9:00 am

Takendowndawg…u r correct about our special teams…I still cannot for the life of me figure out why we are down the field quicker on kickoffs — teams always start in great field position against us. Surely a high school coach can do better than that!

Douglas

October 31st, 2009
9:00 am

Enter your comments here

BuLLdawg

October 31st, 2009
9:34 am

SOBERING, IF TRUE ?

How has Coach Mark Richt’s “Coaching Staff” actually performed against the Final AP Poll Top 25 teams ?

Do you know ?

He has LOST 19 times.

He has won 17 times.

17-19 vs. Final AP Poll Top 25 teams.

What should our record be against Top 25 teams, in fact ? Should we be several games UNDER .500 against in fact Top 25 teams the years we faced them ?

2009 :

LOST to Number 4 LSU 20-13.

LOST to Number 14 Oklahoma State 24-10.

Will play Number 1 Florida, Number 24 Georgia Tech, Number 25 Auburn.

2008 :

LOST to Number 6 Alabama 41-30.

LOST to Number 1 Florida 49-10.

LOST to Number 22 Georgia Tech 45-42.

Won over Number 24 Michigan State 24-12.

Played no other Top 25 teams in 2008.

2007 :

LOST to Number 12 Tennessee 35-14.

Won over Number 15 Auburn 45-20.

Won over Number 12 Florida 42-30.

Played no other Top 25 teams in 2007.

2006 :

Won over Number 19 Hawaii 41-10.

LOST to Number 25 Tennessee 51-33.

LOST to Number 1 Florida 21-14.

Won over Number 9 Auburn 37-15.

Won over Number 19 Virginia Tech 31-24.

Played no other Top 25 teams in 2006.

2005:

LOST to Number 12 Florida 14-10.

LOST to Number 14 Auburn 31-30.

Won over Number 6 LSU 34-14.

LOST to Number 5 West Virginia 38-35.

Played no other Top 25 teams in 2005.

2004 :

Won over Number 16 LSU 45-16.

LOST to Number 13 Tennessee 19-14.

LOST to Number 2 Auburn 24-6.

Won over Number 17 Wisconsin 24-21.

Played no other Top 25 teams in 2004.

2003 :

Won over Number 22 Clemson 30-0.

LOST to Number 2 LSU 17-10.

Won over Number 15 Tennessee 41-14.

LOST to Number 24 Florida 16-13.

LOST to Number 2 LSU 13-34.

Won over Number 18 Purdue 34-27.

Played no other Top 25 teams in 2003.

2002 :

Won over Number 11 Alabama 27-25.

Won over Number 14 Auburn 24-21.

Won over Number 21 Florida State 26-13.

Played no other Top 25 teams in 2002.

2001 :

LOST to Number 13 South Carolina 14-9.

Won over Number 4 Tennessee 26-24.

LOST to Number 3 Florida 24-10.

Won over Number 24 Georgia Tech 31-17.

LOST to Number 21 Boston College 20-16.

Played no other Top 25 teams in 2001.

17-19 vs. AP Final Top 25 teams for Coach Richt’s “Coaching Staff.”

Don’t tell me that his “Coaching Staff” is the Best Possible for UGA.

We are a very poorly coached football program.

I don’t take kindly to SOBERING, IF TRUE.

DCB

October 31st, 2009
9:53 am

Funny how everything seems to be the school’s head fault. I’m surprised someone hasn’tsaid that the Dawg’s dismal (?) 86-25 record during Richt’s tenure isn’t UGA president Adam’s failure for failing to provide Richt the necessary tools. I mean, look at the lousy facilities, small staff, and trashed campus after every home game as an example – even the hedges have taken a beating. Or maybe it has been Adam’s key role in the NCAA hierarchy that has prevented Georgia from cheating in its recruiting that has been the real problem (sarcasm above for those who can’t recognize it from fact). Come on folks, Adams is a class act. He doesn’t deserve the cheap shots he gets just because he insists on running a university for the purpose it is supposed to serve rather than cave to athletic-crazed supporters for whom win-win-win is their mantra. I wouldn’t blame him for jumping ship if he has the chance to become the next NCAA president. At least the shots he would receive then wouldn’t be as personal.

same ole same ole

October 31st, 2009
10:39 am

SEC powerhouse NOT

October 31st, 2009
10:51 am

BuLLdawg, Don’t usually read sermons but had to comment on your assessment of Ga Tech’s easy schedule. Other than Jacksonville State, GT played their 3 other games outside the conference with SEC teams. Is it GT’s fault that none of them are ranked? One use to be pre-ranked number 1 in nation just a year ago, it is Tech’s fault they fell out of the top 25 ranking? Take a look at Bama’s and Florida’s schedule if you want to cry about something…North Texas, Chattanooga, Charleston Southern, Troy and both have FIU. Oh, but these are the number 1 and 2 teams in the country and I am suppose to believe SEC dominates. For God’s sake they do not even play each other in regular season. But trying to pull this Hoax off and people like you just accept it cause they are in the SEC.
So GT doesnt play anybody but 3 SEC teams and these imposters play these DIv1A schools and that’s ok….get the Kool aid out again

Go DOGS

October 31st, 2009
11:21 am

Please, please leave M. Adams. Your carpet bagging, BS artistry tactics are no longer welcome. Go get your reward for the arse kissing you you did on the NCAA Pres. that just croaked.

What has M. Adam accomplished at the Univ. of Ga, other then hiring his scuzzy father/son B-ball bud, embarrass a UGA Legend, MR. (yes that is MISTER to you, Michael Adams) Vince Dooley.

He basically just piggy backed onto the ride up with the HOPE…..

What exactly has this BS con man done for the greater good of UGA?

I can’t hear you?

What has he done? Help me understand why it would be a “loss” to have this scuz shoved off to the NCAA.

I’m waiting for your reply, Diehard and DCB! This should be good….bawa ha ha ha ha ha

jimmy

October 31st, 2009
11:27 am

ihope that pres. adams is considering complete retirement

DawgVoiceofReason

October 31st, 2009
11:30 am

BuLLdawg,

OK, you obviously have a major-league agenda. Now, how about some perspective and some fact-checking. One obvious mistake you made was to leave off the Dawgs and Coach Mark Richt’s victory over #22 ranked Arkansas in the SEC Championship game in 2002. As far as perspective, give us all some numbers to compare against. What are the other team’s coaches records that you say are ahead of us against top 25 competition? Be sure you don’t leave out head-to-head match ups against UGA. Also, you conveniently lump in his record against Florida with the other teams you list. Obviously, he has not done well against Florida but that totally skews his overall record against those other teams.

Also, you continue to make the same confused argument that the teams you are talking about don’t play anybody but then place them ahead of UGA. You also condemn our coaches for recruiting “top 6″ talent every year but give them no credit for doing so in the first place.

As someone else suggested, take your medication and lose the attitude.

Draggin' Fly

October 31st, 2009
12:26 pm

BuLLdawg,

You’ve done a lot of research on why CMR should go.

I assume you’ve also done a lot of research on who should replace him.

Care to share with us your top three candidates and why?

beatdowns galore

October 31st, 2009
12:37 pm

Maybe Adams now realizes that after todays beatdown by the Gators he will start concentrating on CMRs replacement. Today will open up a lot of eyes of blind homers. Bank on it!

ABBA DAWG

October 31st, 2009
12:41 pm

Today is the Waterloo game for a coach. Can you guess which coach or coaches?

DawgFan

October 31st, 2009
1:00 pm

Seriously…how were the Donnan years, or better yet, the Goff years? I can remember our Homecoming game to Vanderbilt and losing it. That was rank! Do I agree with Coach Richt all the time? No. But he’s not a terrible coach…I just think he shouldn’t be so loyal to his Offensive and Defensive Coordinators. Seriously, Willie needs to go, and Bobo needs to be given a hard look. This year may be a bad year, but I do believe we have some great upcoming talent. I’d rather be where we are now (a valley) for a short time, than a Vanderbilt or South Carolina forever…

beatdowns galore

October 31st, 2009
1:09 pm

Dawgfan…… Dude where have you been? Short time valley? This has been ongoing since the departure of BVG. You will get another dose of reality about 5:00 pm to 7 ish today.

cdawg

October 31st, 2009
1:27 pm

Now he only needs to resign as president of UGA…soon

Buckhead Bulldog

October 31st, 2009
2:28 pm

Here’s hoping your next article will read:

Adams resigns key UGA post
10:51 pm October 30, 2009, by Tim Tucker

Crusher Dawg

October 31st, 2009
8:04 pm

It would be nice to have Dr. Adams out of the University System. He has caused nothing but
confusion and it is time for him to get out.

BuLLdawg

November 1st, 2009
3:14 am

Lame black helmets.

Lame coaching staff.

Lame offensive play calling.

Lame defensive game plan; for God’s sake, they only have 1 player to defend against.

Alabama and Florida continue on at Number 1 and Number 2 in the nation.

LSU won again, has only 1 LOSS still, and also is CONSIDERABLY better than UGA in the Coach Richt Era.

Texas undefeated and the best football program in the Coach Richt Era.

Boise State won again and clearly is a better football program than UGA in the Coach Richt Era.

Southern California LOST and is still 10 fewer LOSSES than UGA in the Coach Richt Era.

Oklahoma won again, and is still way better than UGA in the Coach Richt Era.

Ohio State won again, and is still way better than UGA in the Coach Richt Era.

Average Number 6 Recruiting Class according to Rivals and Scout.com in Coach Richt Era because the state of Georgia has the 4th most high school football players who go on to the NFL.

WORST “coaching staff” in the nation by far. A lame group of college roommates and buddies who sit around and pray together, but are clueless on offense, special teams and defense; and frankly on recruiting positions which are huge glaring holes on our teams every single year of Coach Richt Era.

41-17.

Abysmal.

Special teams, we cannot even line up 11 players on a field goal try by our “Rival.”

Special teams, we did not even try to field a punt all night long.

Out-rushed 2 to 1.

Again.

LEAD THE NATION IN PENALTIES of all 120 teams.

Coach Richt says “when I was at Florida State, we led the nation in penalties, every year and we did alright.”

Sorry “coaching” of our boys.

The real shame is we have some real talent on this team. Players who will play in the NFL.

You’d NEVER KNOW IT, watching them play here the way we “coach” them.

121 arrests and suspensions in the Coach Richt Era. 2 more this week, Georgia week, our “Rival” Florida calls it. Coach Richt didn’t even SUSPEND 1 of the 2 arrested THIS WEEK.

LEAD THE NATION IN TURNOVERS of all 120 teams.

Our players tackle and throw down their opponents, standing beyond the 5 foot white out-of-bounds lines LOSING by 4 touchdowns.

Our players can not even be told which 11 are supposed to be on the field against a field goal try.

Our players get up after a play is over and hit, push, shove, jaw at our opponents and have no respect for anything but looking like a bunch of thugs who are poor sports.

We purposely knock down our Opponents’ Heisman Trophy Quarterback AFTER THE PLAY IS WHISTLED DEAD without him even having the football. 5 seconds after the play would have been legal.

EMBARRASSING.

We run players out there willy-nilly like in Week 8 we do NOT YET KNOW who should be our running back. Take the redshirt off 1 of the running backs touted as 1 of the top in the nation, in week 6 with 3 quarters of the game OVER. Before that, we got to watch KNOWSHON MORENO play only 2 years here before the NFL took him with the Number 7 pick in the 1st Round. But, our “offensive coaches” cannot figure out that he should NOT BE REDSHIRTED.

Special teams kick-off returns, we got the ball to the 9 or 11 yard line all night long. Nice.

What kind of special teams’ coaching is that ?

We allowed a 56 yard field goal against us, LOSING by 4 touchdowns.

I presume our “coaching staff” did not feel that we should be trying to block that 1 with AJ Green.

Interviewed Coach Richt at half time and they ask how do they get AJ Green more involved in the offense. Coach Richt says throw the ball to him more. Excuse me, who is the offensive coordinator any more for this team, Coach Richt since that is YOUR STOCK IN TRADE for your CALLING, sir.

4-4.

UNRANKED.

Every team starting 1997 for UGA has been ranked in the Final AP Poll Top 25.

NOT THIS YEAR.

NOT that we should have been ranked in the Final AP Poll Top 25 in 2001, in 2006, in 2008, and in 2009.

Coach Richt says that our FANS DO NOT KNOW.

Fans of UGA number the 5th most in the nation who spend the 3rd most on team gear and we get this “coaching staff” the average Number 6 recruiting ranking by EVERY SOURCE including Rivals and Scout.com.

We travel better than every team in the nation.

BUT WE DO NOT KNOW, Coach Richt whines after EVERY LOSS.

So, he sends his players out there in an us against the world mentality and NO GAME PLAN. Instead, he is OFF WATCHING HIS SON play Division III football.

5 touchdowns, half of his total in his career, every year scored against UGA by Tim Tebow. 1 player on their entire team to defend against. And, he scores 4 more touchdowns against us this year.

NOT A CARE IN THE WORLD.

Take your furlough day off and your “coaching staff” and then go watch Division III football games out of state, instead of figuring it out how you have a LOSING RECORD against top teams and a LOSING RECORD against 2 teams from The SEC East and The SEC West in your 8 years and 8 weeks here in the Coach Richt Era of WORTHLESS “coaching staff.”

4 of 12 on 3rd down conversions by the offensive offense. On 3rd and long the announcers are left saying, the reason why UGA is calling a running play (WITHOUT A RUNNING BACK) is that they are AFRAID to ask their 4 Top 10 Quarterbacks in the nation to throw the ball downfield.

Yank Joe Cox whom Coach Richt has repeatedly said is HIS QUARTERBACK. Really Coach Richt, have you coached him yourself 1 damn minute in his 5 years here ? Doesn’t look like it.

Put in another Top 10 Quarterback, also not coached, and he throws the football 3 yards from his end zone to the best player on Florida’s defense. Not a receiver for UGA in the picture.

Nice.

At least we can put to rest that the NEXT COACHING STAFF at my alma mater can move along to Aaron Murray and forget this crap that we have coached and brought along Logan Gray with his 1 play for 3 games experience, all running plays.

At least we got Logan Gray in there to find that out.

Now.

Aaron Murray will play here what ?

2 years like Knowshon Moreno.

Logan Gray zero for 3 on passes, with a PICK 6 interception and a SACK.

Great coaching to finally let him play in a game, Coach Richt.

Jerk.

3 passes.

We threw 3 passes to AJ Green.

We tried a 4th pass, out of 70 plays, but it was into quad coverage. 4 Florida players man on man against AJ Green on the play. A 5th who jumped up trying to disrupt the pass in flight before it got to him and a 6th who was just to the left of that defender. And, we threw the ball to him anyway.

Nice play call their Coach Richt, who has MADE HIS CALLING in THIS WORLD as play caller, offensive coordinator and Quarterbacks’ Coach.

Only had 4 punts.

That is an improvement.

We are like a Vandy now, where our best player is visibly our DAMN PUNTER.

Only had 4 punts, because we never had the ball because we lead the nation in penalties playing BAD BOYS and therefore cannot sustain a drive, and because we lead the nation in turnovers and don’t have to punt when you turn the football over every series on offense.

But, of course, it is just Willie Martinez who has to go.

B.S.

17 wins 20 LOSSES against Final AP Poll Top 25 teams that year we played them in the Coach Richt Era.

15-17 LOSING RECORD against LSU, Auburn, vols and Florida combined in Coach Richt Era.

warhorse

November 1st, 2009
7:26 am

One of BullDawgs numerous rants:

“Special teams, we did not even try to field a punt all night long.”

I suppose you were too busy writing to understand that the UF punter has something like zero yards in returns all year. So why would the poodles be any different?

With a fan like you, surprised that any decent recruit would commit to UGA. I hope they all are reading your rants, esp. G. Smith, a DT who would get to play for rings and major bowls if he goes south to Gainesville.

Alabama Jack

November 1st, 2009
9:25 am

Even ugly wins count and they feel so much better.

Dawgs-r-peterlickers

November 1st, 2009
10:32 am

Poor Mutts, went to Fla with a can of whup-azz only to have it go off pre-maturely. Now they come home with whup-azz all over their faces.

eye ball

November 1st, 2009
11:03 am

ant banks

November 1st, 2009
1:20 pm

BULLDAWG,

i respect you!! you are obviously a uga fan and despite the record, you STILL show up a make comments about your team. however, had uga been 8-0, there would be a ton of folks on here berating tech and runnin’ off at the mouth, but since uga is havin’ a horrible season, they ain’t showed up to support you.

instead of adams resignin’, i was kinda hopin’ that mark richt would do the same thing. the wrong person is leavin’. funny thing about it, i don’t see uga bein’ any better next year. last year uga lost 3 games after startin’ the season at #1. This year they may lose 7 games (auburn & tech) and may not make a bowl game. next year i see them losin’ 4 games.

do you think that if they lose 4 games next year, damon would have the guts to remove him?

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 1st, 2009
2:48 pm

Well, if I didn’t know better I could swear this BuLLdawg don’t like the coaches on our team.

Yellow Fuzz

November 1st, 2009
5:09 pm

This just in. New AP Poll

1 Florida (38) 8-0 1448
2 Texas (13) 8-0 1408
3 Alabama (8) 8-0 1390
4 Cincinnati 8-0 1212
5 Boise State 8-0 1211
6 TCU 8-0 1147
7 Oregon 7-1 1130
8 Iowa 9-0 1127
9 LSU 7-1 1036
10 Georgia Tech 8-1 949

GABoy1980

November 1st, 2009
8:54 pm

Hey BuLLdawg,
I’ve long been a fan of dismissing CWM and have recently concluded that Bobo’s contributions and position should be reconsidered, but have continuely supported CMR. That was until I read your well reasoned and thoroughly supported conclusions that CMR is not the closer that UGA needs helming the Football program into the future. I just do not think he can make the program a NC contender, for which the last eight years and millions of dollars have been invested to achieve. I agree that CMR is a NICE guy, good Christian, and generally decent coach, but that doesn’t mean he can close out the big games, judge recruits for talent AND character, and maintain a disciplined multi-million dollar football program. These issues are systemic and definitely go beyond simply replacing key personnel. In the past, I have been one of those blindly loyal fans, who support the team no matter what, but to be that way in regards to the team’s current situation is delusional. To be a realistic fan, ultimately means that I have to be fatalistic and thoroughly expect the worse from both the players and coaching performances.
For the reasons stated above, and the stats and conclusions written in BuLLdawgs posts, I have to conclude that UGA should clean out the entire coaching staff and start over. No more good-ole boy, hiring from within favoritism, just pure football hiring!

Best of luck to the Coaching Staff in there future endeavours at whatever other programs they are hired into.

GIVE ME A BREAK

November 2nd, 2009
12:45 am

BuLLdawg, how long have you been out of work. Try to find something to do. GOOD GRIEF.

BuLLdawg

November 2nd, 2009
4:44 am

I have a solution for coach, however I can assure you that ANY coach could hire a BETTER coaching staff than Coach Richt has here at UGA.

ANY coach.

We have 1 coach who coached 1 year in the NFL, and the linebackers he coached, he is NOT coaching here.

Go to the NFL.

This is UGA.

We have plenty of money to pay big huge pay raises to a “coaching staff” who leads the nation in turnovers and who leads the nation in penalties, only to hear Coach Richt say that when he was at Flawed State, they led the nation in penalties every year like he is bragging about it.

So, you go to the NFL and you hire a Defensive Coordinator, and you hire an Offensive Coordinator and you hand them to Coach Richt. You take the hiring of his “coaching staff” out of the hands of Coach Richt. He has proven he is without a clue being CEO Coach Richt calls it.

Let those Coordinators choose their staff.

Get coaches with NFL experience.

Requried.

As for Coach Richt, I am fed up with his lack of discpline that the week of Florida-Georgia, we have Number 120 and Number 121 Bulldogs Arrested/Suspended in 8 years and 8 weeks here.

15-17 Losing Record against LSU, Florida, Auburn and vols in 8 years 8 weeks Coach Richt.

17-20 Losing Record against Final AP Poll Top 25 teams there year we played them Coach Richt.

I know you think you are so damn smart because you come in here and pick on me for pointing this out :

win games against SEC East and SEC West opponents

win games against Final AP Poll Top 25 opponents.

Solution ?

Hire NFL coaching staff. You’re an idiot to think we cannot.

BuLLdawg

November 2nd, 2009
5:11 am

Let’s see 3 SEC teams ranked ahead of the top-ranked ACC team.

Georgia Tech’s SoS for all games this year, shows that Tech’s Opponents have a LOSING RECORD by several games.

Oh, but we play 3 SEC teams. Excuse me, you have not played any good teams, and will NOT do so.

SEC has 3 of the Top 9 teams in college football, and the ACC has ZERO.

37-39 record of all teams on Georgia Tech’s schedule this season.

UGA’s opponents are 16 games OVER .500. Oh, Georgia Tech fans (both of you) are so damn great.

48-32 record of all teams on UGA’s schedule this season.

Georgia Tech has NOT played and will not play anyone. Miami of Florida has not played and will not play anyone.

For this, we are to suppose that it is the right thing to do while we get our coaching staff squared away right now in here, that Tech should come in here and brag.

Run your mouths.

Take your Loss Number 60 from UGA as you always do.

Do you have any idea who has LOST 59 games to 1 single opponent Tech fans (both of you) ?

Where is the ACC’s Florida, LSU and Alabama ? You don’t have 1.

Who has Tech played ?

Will Tech even get to play Florida, LSU or Alabama ? Hell no.

You will go to the Orange Bowl in Miami where no one goes to football games at all.

You will do this after you play a totally unranked ACC team from the Atlantic Division in a conference Chumpionship no one will attend, or even watch.

Florida plays, instead, LSU and handed LSU their only loss of the season in a real conference.

Alabama plays, instead, LSU this week.

LSU plays, instead, Number 1 Florida and Number 3 Alabama.

The winners of these games play each other in The Conference Championship, obviously. The winner of that game plays for the national championship, and the loser plays in the Sugar Bowl which will be sold out and watched by everyone in the country.

You cannot even sell out your own stadium for the 1 game against a team only ranked because they didn’t play any one either, like Tech. The day of the game, you Tech fans were still offerng 4 cokes, 2 hotdogs, 2 bags of peanuts, and a parking pass to come down there in the slums of Atlanta where all the crime and drugs are and buy a ticket to your lousy scheduled games in a sorry-butt conference, quite obviously.

kudzoo

November 2nd, 2009
9:24 am

Why all the controversy? UGA is a good program, but certainly not an elite program. You are what you are, just accept it.

Todd - Dacula

November 2nd, 2009
10:10 am

Can any coach, player, AD, Alumni or fan guarantee a win or a winning season; predictions are easy. UGA Football is having a tough season. Even going 11-2 or beating UF does not guarantee a National Championship. There is only one champion. CMR and the Dogs have a good program. The other team come to play as well and feel their team wil win too. With two teams thinking they will win, someone will be incorrect.

If Willie Martinez is on the field, blame him totally; the players have to make plays and they simply is not.

As fans we should support the program, IF we are true fan. It sems the fans, in teh state of Georgia have this issue; whether if the Braves, Falsons, Hawks, UGA or Tech. I lived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for 26 years and never quite heard the fans giving UM, FSU or UF this type treatment. Lets keep it in-house.

GO UGA, finish strong, if noy re-group over the spring and summ and I am still with you.

Buck Belue

November 2nd, 2009
11:27 am

Outside of Vince Dooley and Brian Van Gorder, please tell me what kind of football tradition does UGA have exactly?

GABoy1980

November 2nd, 2009
11:37 am

Hey Todd – Dacula,
I really tried to ignore your comments, but it just wasn’t happening. YOU REALLY DON’T GET IT, DO YOU? Let me explain:

First – The fact you lived 26 years in Ft. Lauderdale, FL means you were surrounded by Yankees, a few midwesterners and a healthy / varied population of Latin Americans – For the most part, none of these particulars groups give a particular hoot about college sports, but more specifically college football. So don’t judge the behavior of those fans against those of UGA or just about any other SEC program.
Second – Due to your time living in FL, it very obvious, YOU ARE A FLORIDIOT! It’s ok, you just need to accept it, and understand that anything you say won’t make sense to anyone other than another FLORIDIOT!. Trust me on this point, I lived in Naples, FL for a year, and being surrounded by FLORIDIOTS will cause any true, rational, sane Southerner to lose their mind. After a year, I got the hell outta that state, and now can only take it in small doses and will NEVER live their again willingly.
Third – Welcome to the Real South, where College Football is a R-E-L-I-G-I-O-N!!!! Yes, you read that correctly, our sabbath is Saturday, where if you can’t attend the service (GAME) in person, you watch on TV or listen on the Radio. Furthermore, your tithe is paid through the merchandise you purchase. We the congregation (FANS) will loyaly follow the Reverend (Head Coach), his ministers (Coordinators, coaches, etc…), and the missionaries (The Football Team) he sends out to spread the good word (azzkickings and a winning record), except where the Rev. and Ministers fail to provide the missionaries with message that the congregation truly believes in (ie., poor defense, no discipline, turnovers, multiple losses to conference rivals, etc). We as the congregation will not stand for the spreading of a false message, and will dutifully look for a new Rev. and Ministers if they fail us, and recruit new missionaries if the situation so calls for.
{{Have I run this analogy into ground sufficiently so that you understand what it means to be a TRUE UGA FAN, yet????}}

Final Notes – While CWM might not be on the field playing, he is responsible for playing those players that can execute the correct coverages successfully, teaching the defense HOW TO TACKLE and RUSH THE PASSER, and generally conduct themselves as excellent sportsmen. He has failed on these points and more, time to find another position or a different line of work.
As for W-L records and NC talk, I understand those things are not guarantees of anything, but no matter what, this team should be a yearly contender for the NC and produce consistent Winning records, and at a minimum be in the hunt for the SEC championship. They has failed on all three fronts. PERIOD.

Todd - Dacula

November 2nd, 2009
3:15 pm

GABoy1980, Apparently you are the leading authority on who is and is not a True UGA fan. You have obviously missed the boat. It’s definitely not about me and only an ‘ID 10 T’ key would move to such a position. I am hoping you are not stuck back in 1980, GaBoy.

Cross Dawg

November 2nd, 2009
3:40 pm

Maybe Adams will get the job & take his a$$ out of Athens. Maybe he’ll take Martinez with him.

jdawg

November 2nd, 2009
3:54 pm

I guess us true ga fans are paying for the King Air to haul him around….after awhile, this could get a little expensive….

mcdaviddawg

November 2nd, 2009
4:28 pm

BuLLDawg, great analysis of situation whether all facts are right on or not. Richt is finished. The Florida game all but locked it. The Georgia crowd did not show up. The Georgia side was only a little better than half Georgia and no way to know how many of the Georgia tickets were resales. When the solid fans don’t show up it spells doom for the coach. It looks to be that Richt doesn’t care. They make no adjustments or changes. There seems to be no freash game plan since we opened the season. I know of no other job (except CEO’s) that gets paid hugh sums to be fired. I think that’s what he’s waiting for. Let’s not keep him waiting.