Coaches agree on three Dogs as first-team All-SEC

The three Georgia football players named first-team All-SEC by the media on Monday got the same honor from the league’s coaches on Tuesday.

Wide receiver A.J. Green, linebacker Rennie Curran and punter Drew Butler added first-team spots in the coaches’ All-SEC balloting to their berths on the Associated Press’ first team.

Butler leads the nation in punting, while Curran leads the SEC in tackles and Green is second in the league in receiving yards per game.

The coaches also named four Georgia players second-team All-SEC: placekicker Blair Walsh, defensive tackle Geno Atkins, defensive end Justin Houston and center Ben Jones.

Walsh,  Atkins, Houston and offensive lineman Clint Boling made the AP’s second team on Monday.

Alabama had eight players named first-team All-SEC by the coaches, while Florida had seven.

In other news today, former Georgia player — and much-rumored candidate for Willie Martinez’s old job — Kirby Smart won the Frank Broyles Award as college football’s top assistant coach this year.  Click here for that story and what Smart said about the UGA job possibility.

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December 8th, 2009
5:13 pm

Blair Walsh got jobbed….Caleb just scored again!


December 8th, 2009
5:21 pm


dawg fan from Grayson

December 8th, 2009
5:37 pm

Someone please explain to me why Walsh did not make 1st Team!!! Coaches and media should be embarassed they allowed that to happen.


December 8th, 2009
5:42 pm

Congrats to those guys, and what a surprise on Blair Walsh. Maybe if he’d sealed it at Bobby Dodd, that would have come out differently.

To “In Honor of…”: I can’t think of a better way to say FU to Saint Simons than to show UGA pride and class without stooping to his level.

Seriously Dawg Nation, I know the abuse we took from GT over the last year was miserable and I want to ram it down their throats, too. But that’s not what the Nation’s about.

I read an article on an ASU blog glowing about how well the ASU fans were treated while in Athens, and honestly, my first reaction was “Man we got lucky, cause they could have just as easily ran into a thousand jerks.” I wish I didn’t have to think that.

Maybe I’m yellin at the rain.

Go Dawgs, congrats again to these DGDs.


December 8th, 2009
5:59 pm

Walsh will be there next year, no doubt! Hopefully so will Curran!!
Go Dawgs!


December 8th, 2009
5:59 pm

and Sturdivant, and Murray, and…

yes I could go on and on!


December 8th, 2009
7:40 pm



December 8th, 2009
8:59 pm

Did all you redneck UGAG fans enjoy the BCS Bowl Championship Series show on TV this past weekend? The only dog I saw was the poodle on the commercials. Woof Woof Woof, you all suck azz. Good luck in the Terd Bowl and congrats on your 7-6 season. Underachievers once again. THWG!


December 8th, 2009
9:02 pm

Are you taking UGA VIII to the Terd Bowl? Oh, that’s right………..You have a renta mutt! THWG! GO AGGIES!


December 8th, 2009
9:40 pm

Who’s on the “Arrest of the Day” for 12/08/09 ?????

Dr. Cajun

December 8th, 2009
10:10 pm

The “Arrest of the Day” goes to the entire Georgia offensive line. The way they dominated the Jackets was downright criminal. Reminded me of what my Tigers did to that same group in the Peach Bowl.



December 8th, 2009
10:36 pm

Hey UGA Suxs,
How many BCS Bowl games has GA Tech gone to? ZERO. Isn’t this your first? UGA has gone to 3 since 2002 and is 2-1. This is Tech’s FIRST major bowl(Sugar, Orange, Rose, Fiesta) in 43 freakin’ years! I wouldn’t be bragging too much since you guys have spent the last 7 Decembers on the west coast or in Boise. The only time you stayed on the east coast was last year and LSU EMBARRASSED you in your own backyard.

UGA is underachiever’s once again, huh? Is winning an average of 10 games/year from 2002-2008 underachieving? Our one bad year since Richt arrived and we still kicked your $#%. When Paul Johnson wins 80 games in his first 8 years like Richt, then you can brag.

Just remember, UGA VII was someone’s family dog. Shows what type of person you are. Funny how UGA is the most popular mascot in America every year. Your mascot is a turkey, just look at Paul Johnson’s neck.


December 8th, 2009
10:37 pm

Dr. Cajun LOL!!!!


December 8th, 2009
10:40 pm

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Nick Satan

December 9th, 2009
1:39 am

Kirby Smart turns down your DAWGS. Once again………………………The jobs at UGA are not in demand. Having my name on his resume far out weighs having UGA on it. Kirby Smart was headed to Atlanta to recruit for me after winning an award in Little Rock, and he states he will get me a 4-5 STAR recruit. BAMA recruits heavy in Atlanta area and your coach is scared to recruit in my back yard. UGA is middle of the road now. Smart has no reason to take a downward move. Face it, we are the hot commodity right now. I am just stockpiling talent. Maybe you can get some players from me that would like to transfer if they do not get enough playing time.

I am surprised you guys did not get the PAPA JOHNS BOWL in B’ham. You should have…………………………Realizing that B’ham is a hot spot for recruits. Oh by the way, James Carpenter of Hephzipah High School, my starting left tackle wants to let you know to thank you for not recruiting him, since he will be spending time in LA instead of DIRTPORT. How could you not recruit a guy that will be a 1st round draft choice after next season. He is 2nd team ALL SEC this year and will probably make 1st team next year. He was a Junior College ALL AMERICAN FOR GOODNESS SAKE. Carpenter picked the Tide over Iowa State, Mississippi , Oklahoma , Oklahoma State , South Carolina and Texas Tech. How can your HEAD BALL COACH not recruit a guy that was a 4-5 star recruit coming out of junior college and he is from Georgia ?

Well, Kirby Smart is on the phone holding for me, something about a recruit wanting to talk to me…………………………Are you kidding it is 1:22 AM. Well everyone wants to talk to and play for me, but not everyone will get recruited by me and my staff. Once again, Kirby could have left, but I would have them lined up all the way to Athens trying to get that job. Bumpus of TCU who came in 3rd in the voting for the best assistant coach has already called. Charlie Strong is taking the Louisville job. He told me he would have been to embarassed to leave Florida for BAMA because Urban Meyer and TEBOW would have cried themselves to sleep. Oh by the way, we are expanding our stadium to seat more than the VOLS…………………….I believe we will be close to 103,000 seats.

Well, Merry Christmas, and enjoy DIRTPORT. Yes I did take my teams to that great town, but I had Mike Shula’s players, which they were a disgrace most of them. You need to get a HEAD BALL COACH that can coach. Maybe Pete Carroll, Brian Kelley or someone like that will appeal to you. I hear you guys have white helmets and gray helmets as an alternative helmet also. Well, BAMA does not deviate in our uniform. It is a classic uniform such as Penn State, Ohio State, AUBARN. Oh how I hate to give that COW COLLEGE any credit. Stick to your classic uniform. I am sleepy and Kirby is still waiting. Good night from T-TOWN.

Mike S

December 9th, 2009
7:35 am

I love it. 10-2, ACC Champions, Orange Bowl bid — and yet all Ga Tech fans can do is come on to GEORGIA blogs and whine and cry and insult people because no matter how they cut it, thier season is a complete failure because of one little ((((30-24)))) score.

Paul H

December 9th, 2009
9:00 am

Mike S – that pretty much says it right there. Tech fans would give ANYTHING to have that UGA game back. The majority of them would trade their ACC championship for it.


December 9th, 2009
11:36 am

PETERLICKER: The only people on the arrest list today is the MANY muggers in your crime infested neighborhood. Perhaps if more fans attended Tech games, there could be more witnesses to the crimes.

And yes, most Tech fans would trade the ACC Championship for a victory over UGA. Beating any SEC team would be better than a 2nd level championship.

Pugnacious Paul

December 9th, 2009
11:44 am

Well guess ole Markie boy better hurry up and nab him a good defensive coordinator before Urban Meyer beats him to the punch. Oh wait a minute, Fla. is beating UGA to the punch in everything which includes recruiting and championships just to mention a few……


December 9th, 2009
1:29 pm

Nick Satan,
That’s because Richt rarely recruits jc players. He prefers to develop them himself. Plus, if the kid went to jc somebody else missed him, or he didn’t make the grades. Good luck grabbing him, but don’t get so high and mighty. Every program can have down years. Pete Carroll, Bob Stoops, Mark Richt, Joe Paterno (few years ago) need I say more? Remember that in a couple of years when you guys are 7-5 and probably firing Satan…..

Mark Richt

December 9th, 2009
5:39 pm

Joe Cox will be the next Defensive Coordinator at UGA. Does anybody know how to get to Shreveport??

Go Jackets

December 9th, 2009
8:39 pm

Chas Henry > Drew Butler

Mr. Johnson

December 9th, 2009
10:07 pm

My name is jerrod johnson qb for a&m. i will be the one who is gonna destroy yalls pathetic pass d in shreveport. im sure yall will say you can dominate us when u have the ball, but lets get one thing straight joe cox does not equal colt mccoy. say hey to willie for me


December 9th, 2009
11:08 pm

To dawg fans – yeah we Tech fans would forego the Orange invite to play a rematch against your butt sniffin mutts. Cuz you and I both know Tech would win!! By the way, your basketball “team” sux!!! But just hang on, the Gym Dogs season will come around soon.


December 10th, 2009
12:50 am

Matthew Stafford Matt Ryan comparison NFL :

Matthew Stafford is playing the NFL easiest schedule this year.

Matt Ryan played the NFL easiest schedule last year.

Next year, Matthew Stafford will play a slightly harder schedule.

This year, Matt Ryan is playing a far tougher schedule than he did last year.

Next year, Matt Ryan will play a far easier schedule than he did this year.

Matt Ryan has 16 TD passes with 12 Interceptions.

Matthew Stafford has 13 TD passes with 20 Interceptions.

Matt Ryan has completed 206 of 347 passes 59% for 2,291 yards.

Matthew Stafford has completed 201 of 377 passes 53% for 2,267 yards.

Matt Ryan has 15 sacks for 67 yards with 1 Rushing TD and 3 Fumbles.

Matthew Stafford has 24 sacks for 169 yards 2 Rushing TD and 4 Fumbles.

Matthew Stafford has a 61 QB Rating, just God Awful.

Matt Ryan has a 80 QB Rating, also not stellar.

Last year, Matt Ryan in 16 regular season games had 16 TD and 11 Interceptions, same as now.

Last year, Matt Ryan in 16 regular season games was 265 of 434 passes 61 percent for 3,440 yards.

Last year, Matt Ryan in 16 regular season games had 17 sacks for 104 yards 1 Rushing TD and 6 Fumbles.

Last year, Matt Ryan in 16 regular season games had a 87 QB Rating, against easier schedule.

In the playoff game last year, Matt Ryan was atrocious.

QB Rating 72, Fumble, 3 sacks for 9 yards, 2 Interceptions, 2 TD passes, 26 of 40 for 199, and Lost.

Cold hard truth is that neither Matthew Stafford nor Matt Ryan are that good, and Brian VanGorder has a horrible Defense.

Matt Ryan has not gotten better; he has gotten worse and has a sore toe for the last 3 games coming up as well as the previous 2; but the Falcons were totally out of the Playoff Picture before the turf toe.

You can put the blame wherever you want to put the blame, Brian VanGorder’s Defense or Matt Ryan; but the truth is that Matt Ryan is not that good and Matthew Stafford is FAR WORSE.

Drew Brees has 29 TD 10 Interceptions 3,536 yards and 111 QB Rating.

Drew Brees is 271 of 392 for 70% completions 15 sacks 99 yards 2 Rushing TD 8 Fumbles.

Matthew Stafford 6’ 3” 232 lbs.

Matt Ryan 6’ 4” 213 lbs.

Drew Brees 6’ 0” 209 lbs.

You tried to tell me Matthew Stafford is a great QB and Matt Ryan too. I said they are not. They aren’t. You also tried to tell me Brian VanGorder is great for the Falcons, and I said he isn’t. He isn’t either. I thought you might like to know.

I have done an analysis of the bowl games.

PAC-10 will win 6 bowl games.

SEC will win 8 bowl games.

Big East will lose 6 bowl games.

Big XII will lose 6 bowl games.

Big Ten (11) will lose 6 bowl games.

ACC will go 4-3 in bowl games. They are not good bowl games, mind you.

Alabama beat # 5, # 11, and # 12 Virginia Tech, Florida and LSU.

Texas beat only # 19 and # 22, Oklahoma State and Nebraska neither of whom beat any team at all, and neither of whom will end up in the Top 25 of any poll.

Iowa beat 3 BCS Top 25 teams, # 13, # 20, and # 25.

Georgia Tech beat only 1 BCS Top 25 team, # 11 VT who is going to lose to vols.

Favorite will win against the line in every game January 1 or later except the Gator Bowl.

SEC will have the Most Bowl Wins, again. And, the fans of every other Conference will say, oh The SEC isn’t that great. Oh, yes we are. There is The SEC and then there is everyone else.

Penn State may win their bowl game; none of the rest of that Big 10 conference will. They only win because their opponent sucks.

Texas Tech and Iowa State are the only 2 Big XII teams who will win their bowl games and they only because their opponents both suck.

They try to tell us how great Virginia Tech is; and I do not see it. They also try to tell us how great Clemson is, and that is also patently not true.

Conference USA and MAC will both do better in the bowl games than the ACC, too. They will both win as many bowl games as the ACC and lose fewer.

I told you Alabama was a LOT BETTER FOOTBALL TEAM than Florida. I said that ALL YEAR LONG.

Big time?? Not

December 10th, 2009
6:48 am

Four tickets, four cokes, four hot dogs


December 10th, 2009
7:02 am


December 10th, 2009
7:03 am

Iowa is a horrible football team.

Columbus Dawg

December 10th, 2009
7:50 am

Has anyone heard anything about Da’Rick Rogers decommitting to go play for FU?


December 10th, 2009
8:13 am

BuLLdawg good post however Iowa is not a horrible football team. They were 9-0 until their QB went down and he is the rock of that offense. He will be back for the Orange bowl and they will crush GT. If their QB stayed healthy they would be in the Rose Bowl vs Orange Bowl.


December 10th, 2009
9:02 am

CMR and DAMON EVANS , HEAR THIS : ITS KIRBY SMART !!! Note that when asked had he spoken with you about the job his response was ” I really haven’t thought about it “…NOT THAT HE HAD NOT SPOKEN NOR THAT HE WOULD NOT WELCOME A CALL !

'winning' season

December 10th, 2009
12:51 pm




December 10th, 2009
1:51 pm

Associated Press, Thursday, December 10, 2009
ATLANTA, GA: The Pied Piper and a band of loyal followers was spotted marching in tandem, heading West on I-20. The group was clad in bright flea market red and black garb and rumored to be barking like dawgs. Upon closer inspection, an APD officer determined the Pied Piper to be none other than Coach Mark Richt. When asked why he was on I-20 with his group, also known as dawg nation, CMR replied, “We’re just so stinkin’ happy to be going to a bowl game in SHREVEPORT, we decided we should start headin’ that way.” Athletic director Demon Evans echoed CMR’s comments saying, “When you lose to teams like Kentucky, getting’ outa bed in the morning can get rough. We’re so excited to have SHREVEPORT come into our lives this year!” College president Michael Adams could not be reached for comment and it is believed he was already in SHREVEPORT scouting out the hot spots.


December 10th, 2009
1:53 pm

Let me in dawg nation…you know you want me…come to me…


December 10th, 2009
1:55 pm

Da’Rick Rogers is a Gator. Done deal. The PLA ERs ruls dawg nation!


December 10th, 2009
2:00 pm

Doesn’t it bother all the (((30-24))) crowd that LITERALLY NOTHING YOU SAY IS FUNNY OR ORIGINAL? Ditto their GT counterparts. Man, y’all are seriously unentertaining and uninsightful. I don’t know if I can take this for another year.

For me as a Dawg fan, you’re making the year after a victory almost as painful as last year after defeat.



December 10th, 2009
2:04 pm

Feed the fire dear stephen…



December 10th, 2009
2:08 pm

That’s right…load up the kids in your woody station wagon and come to me, baby…


December 10th, 2009
4:06 pm

Shreveport, you remind me of a UGA fan yelling “Blue Turf” about GT’s trips out west. Neither are funny. I just don’t get it- not funny + not original + not informative, that doesn’t bother you a little bit?